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47470

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USS Saratoga CV-3 PE Set

Published: December 15, 2011
Company: Eduard

The USS Saratoga was the US Navy's third aircraft carrier, being commissioned a few months prior to its class-lead, USS Lexington CV 2, in November 1927. USS Langley CV 1, Lexington, and Saratoga were instrumental in developing a new generation of fleet tactics that embraced the capabilities of airpower.

Eduard has put together a really nice set of details for the USS Saratoga CV-3… more

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Fw-190A JG 54 Grunherz Dual Combo

Published: November 8, 2011
Company: Eduard

Short History

In this kit, released also as a Limited Series edition, we are presented with the Focke-Wulf Fw-190A that flew combat with the well known fighter unit, JG 54 Grunherz. Jagdgeschwader 54 was formed through a very complicated process, but this only served to raise the level of significance of the unit later on. The foundation for the unit was laid in February,… more

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M1114 Up-Armored (Heavy) Tactical Vehicle

Published: August 20, 2011
Company: Bronco Models

Short History

The HMMWV was designed primarily for personnel and light cargo transport behind front lines, not as a front line fighting vehicle. Like the previous Jeep, the basic HMMWV has no armor or protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical threats. Nevertheless, losses were relatively low in conventional operations, such as the Gulf War. Vehicles and crews suffered… more

Kitset Packaging

StuG.III Ausf.F/8 Interior – Radio PE set in ZOOM edition

Published: August 10, 2011
Company: Eduard

This kit comes with 12 pieces to upgrade the interior of your StuG.III F/8. The parts replace the 3 Dragon-supplied radio parts with highly detailed color face plates and radio boxes. It also comes with 2 headphones (a very nice addition) that have been pre-painted in black.

Can’t wait to build my StuG.III, the parts are going to look great.

I highly recommend this upgrade kit to… more

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StuG.III Ausf.F/8 PE Interior Details Set

Published: August 10, 2011
Company: Eduard

This upgrade PE kit comes with 2 sheets totaling over 100 pieces (part 99 has 12 pieces to it).

The first sheet has parts 1-50. This sheet has most of the ammo box details. You also get a set of mud flap enhancements.

The second sheet, parts 51-100, has most of the small interior enhancements for the tool mounts, mp5 gun mounts, tool and ammo box handles and latches, along… more

Kitset Packaging

Bf-109F-4 Interior S.A. PE Set

Published: August 10, 2011
Company: Eduard

Eduard has put together another nice PE kit. This kit comes with two PE sheets with a total of 77 parts.

The first sheet has parts 1 to 36 for the cockpit control panels, foot pedals and seat belts. Each part has been pre-painted and has self-adhesive glue on the back. The etchings look sharp and the colors are correct for the scale.

The second sheet has parts 37 to 77 that… more

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Bf-109E-1/E-3 Weekend PE Set

Published: August 10, 2011
Company: Eduard

This is a very nice PE set; it has 25 parts on the tree to enhance the cockpit of your 109E-1/E-3. The control panel and seatbelts are pre-painted. The details on the control dials are aligned and have the correct color.

This would be a great upgrade to the Eduard Bf-109E-1/E-3 weekend kit.

I would like to thank Eduard and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to conduct this review.… more

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Russian ASU-85 Airborne Self-propelled Gun Mod.1956

Published: July 31, 2011
Company: Trumpeter

Short History

Soviet Airborne Forces used the ASU-85 in airborne operations during the Cold War Era. Its primary role was light infantry support or assault, with limited anti-tank capability. The ASU-85 replaced the open-topped ASU-57 in service. It weighs approximately 13,780kg or 13.78 tons and has a very low silhouette of just 2,1 meters. It is powered by one V-6 six… more

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P-47N Thunderbolt

Published: July 24, 2011
Company: Revell, Inc.

Short History

The P-47N - the last variant produced - was initially developed to escort B-29 bombers during air raids over Japan. The most distinguishing feature of the "N" variant was its in-wing 50-gallon (190-liter) fuel tanks, which extended the aircraft's range by 2,000 miles (3,200 km).

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This looks like a reissue kit… more

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Bf110 C/E Exhausts

Published: July 20, 2011
Company: Quickboost

History:

The Bf 110 served with success in the early campaigns, the Polish, Norwegian and Battle of France. The Bf 110's lack of agility in the air was its primary weakness. This flaw was exposed during the Battle of Britain, when some Bf 110-equipped units were withdrawn from the battle after very heavy losses and redeployed as night fighters, a role to which the… more