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B-25H/J Wheels

Published: March 6, 2013
Company: Eduard

I feel I have to start this review by saying that Eduard, as always, has come out with a fine product and once again has set the bar. I cannot remember any product from Eduard that I reviewed that had nothing but the best to say about it. Minute flaws, yes, but overall always highly recommended.

However, I did have to say that HK did their homework, also. With Eduard, the details are… more

Detail Packaging

U.S. Victory Posters

Published: January 9, 2013
Company: Archer Fine Transfers

Once again, Archer Fine Transfers is out with another awesome product which will be helpful to the diorama builders. This particular sample is the U.S. Victory Posters set. It consists of twenty Victory Posters of the WWII era which include posters like the “I Want You” poster to the “Victory Garden” poster, and even some posters that the younger crowd has probably never seen. Some are serious… more

Transfer Packaging

Modern U.S. National Insignia

Published: January 9, 2013
Company: Archer Fine Transfers

Archer Fine Transfers has and always had the best and largest variety of transfers than any other company. I would venture to say over 90% of us in the scale modeling hobby have used an Archer product in one way or another. Some modelers I have met only use transfers and will use decals only when it is absolutely necessary.

Archer’s transfers are always of the highest quality and… more

Parts Package

Cockpit Detail Parts

Published: January 2, 2013
Company: Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements

Airscale is relatively new to scale modeling and has come out with decals in popular scales to aid in detailing instrument panels, and which can also be used for dashboards along with placards, which is another added touch to instrument panels and dashboards. I’m sure that anyone who has bought these products has used them some way in every model that they have built since purchasing them.… more

Parts Package

Cockpit Instrument Bezels

Published: January 1, 2013
Company: Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements

Airscale. You might know this company for their really fine instrument dial decals and cockpit placard decals. I have used these decals on every model I have built that included an instrument panel or dashboard since these products came out. Now, Airscale has included another great product which also works in conjunction with their own decals, as well as decals supplied with kits.

This… more

Parts Package

German Machine Gun MG-15 (7.92 mm)

Published: October 26, 2012
Company: Master Model

Master Model sells all different kinds of products which are designed and produced in Poland. These are fine quality likenesses of different weapons, both Allied and Axis, from machine gun barrels to pitot tubes to gun barrels to attack probes, and they even make gun barrels for ships. They are all beautiful works of art and will enhance any model because of their almost perfect likeness and… more

Pilot Figure

USAAF Fighter Pilot

Published: September 9, 2012
Company: Master Details

Master Details sells all different kinds of products which are manufactured in the USA. These guys have just about everything for our hobby. Some of their products are figures, diorama supplies, paints, glue and tools, but this review is about their 1/32 U.S. Army Air Force Fighter Pilot figure from mid- to late-World War Two, dressed in cold weather gear. Master Details has designed the pilot… more

Decal Package

B-25J Mitchell No. 16 & 18 NEI Squadrons Decals

Published: August 20, 2012
Company: Dutch Decal

Dutch Decal has been producing decals of all aircraft from the Dutch Air Forces. The company started in 1986 and the decals that were produced caught on mainly for their quality and uniqueness and, according to Dutch Decal, their “sheets are silk screen printed with English instructions often in colour and if possible with photographs alongside the illustrations”.

This particular decal… more

Box Art

Lancaster Bomber Walk Around

Published: August 19, 2012
Book Author(s): Ron Mackay
Company: Squadron Products

The Avro Lancaster was probably best known for the bombing of the Ruhr Dams by the 617 Squadron of the RAF which was known as Operation Chastise. This squadron was to become known as the Dam Busters. However, the Avro Lancaster was to become one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, which first saw service in 1942. It became primarily a night bomber but among its other attributes it was an… more

Box Art

Soviet 52-R.353M Limber

Published: August 18, 2012
Company: MiniArt

Since 2003, when MiniArt released their first kit, they have become quite a diverse company, with kits ranging from figures to tanks, with most of their emphasis on designing kits either to enhance dioramas or stand alone.

This review is about the Soviet Limber circa WWII. I thought this was going to be an easy one when I first saw it on their website. It seemed that it was going to be… more