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MiG-15 Landing Gear

Published: September 10, 2021
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions now has over thirty years of experience supplying resin and white metal parts to model builders, and their product listing continues to expand. This is the eleventh landing gear set from SAC that I have reviewed, and once again, they have provided an excellent metal option for kit-supplied landing gear. This set is intended for the 1/48 scale MiG-15 released by… more

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German Medium Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. G/H/J

Published: June 23, 2021
Book Author(s): Michaէ Kuchciak
Company: Kagero Publishing

For all fans of the most produced German Tank of WWII, the Panzer IV, Michaէ Kuchciak and the folks of Kagero have put out a wonderful book on the final three variants of the tank. The 80 pages are filled with line black and white photos, drawings, eight pages of color side view lithographs, and an enclosed lithograph of an Ausf. H vehicle. Filled with history and technical details, I can… more

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Leather Color Range

Published: June 23, 2021
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

For figure builders, or anyone who builds models that might have some leather (seat covers and the like), one of the latest releases from Ammo by Mig is a six-piece leather color range set. The colors vary from dark brown to rust ochre and should satisfy all your brown leather painting needs. The paints all have a stainless-steel mixing ball already contained in the bottles to aid in mixing… more

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US Pilots with JHMCS Helmet Seated in a/c

Published: June 22, 2021
Company: PJ Production

If you are looking to add a little life to your modern 1/72 scale aircraft by including a pilot wearing the JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System) helmet, PJ Production has come to the rescue. This new release includes two pilot figures in slightly different poses and will look great in your F/A-18, F-15, F-22, or F-35. While also used in the F-16, the figures are seated at the wrong… more

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The Fighter/Bomber Horten Ho 229

Published: March 19, 2021
Book Author(s): Marek Ryś
Company: Kagero Publishing

For all fans of the Horten brothers’ all-wing jet of World War 2, Marek Ryś and the folks of Kagero have put out a wonderful book of drawings that will be a must have for rivet and screw counters, and of interest to those who have an affinity for this plane. Consisting of line drawings in 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 scales, there are also four pages with color plates of the planes as well as two… more

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Artillery Warfare 1939-1945

Published: March 1, 2021
Book Author(s): Simon and Jonathan Forty
Company: Pen & Sword

For history buffs and modelers interested in artillery warfare during WWII, the folks at Pen and Sword have come through with an offering that provides extensive coverage of all manners of artillery. The different types of artillery, including the gun, howitzer, and mortar are covered in detail for all participants in the war as well as rockets that were used. Over 400 photographs and… more

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Essex Class Aircraft Carriers 1943-1991

Published: February 25, 2021
Book Author(s): Leo Marriott
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

As a former carrier sailor, books on the history of these ships fascinate me, and both modelers and fans of the Essex-class carriers will enjoy this new release in the “Images of War” series from Pen and Sword in their Maritime line. There are some great photographs of the ships and their aircraft, along with some of astronaut recoveries. A total of 24 ships of the Essex-class were built and… more

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Jet Fighters of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Part 2: Mach 1 and Beyond

Published: January 18, 2021
Book Author(s): Bert Kinzey; Art by: Rock Roszak
Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.

Released in time to be added to Christmas wish lists, this latest offering from Detail and Scale covers every jet fighter aircraft used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps from the F-8 Crusader to the new F-35 Lightning II. This book contains 208 photographs (188 in color) and 10 full color aircraft profiles, and picks up where Part 1 left off. I would highly recommend this book to all fans of… more

Schwinn Continental 10-Speed Racer

Schwinn Continental 10-Speed Racer

Published: December 7, 2020
Company: Round 2 Models

If you are looking for something a little different for your next build, want to have some fun, and even possibly remember your youth a bit, the folks at Round2 have released the kit for you! This Schwinn Continental 10-Speed is part of the MPC line of kits and follows their previous release of the Schwinn “Classic Krate” bikes. This was a quick build with no construction issues, and I would… more

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F-14D Super Tomcat Landing Gear (AMK)

Published: November 11, 2020
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions now has thirty years of experience supplying resin and white metal parts to model builders, and their product listing continues to expand. This is the tenth landing gear set from SAC that I have reviewed, and once again, they have provided an excellent metal option for kit-supplied landing gear. This set is intended for the 1/48 scale F-14D Tomcat that was recently… more