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Model Art Magazine

Published: May 8, 2016
Company: Model Art

Model Art Issue 922 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions. This issue shows a large photo spread of the result of a conversion of the 1/350 Tamiya Yamato to the Musashi, specifically as she currently is, lying on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Also, there’s a pretty good… more

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F-35A/B Lightning II Landing Gear (ACA)

Published: May 4, 2016
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions is known for making replacement landing gear for a wide variety of kits in virtually every scale in which model aircraft are available. This set is designed to replace the plastic gear in the Academy F-35A kit. The packaging says it’s for F-35A/B, but Academy doesn’t do an F-35B yet. The only F-35B kit in 1/72 that I know of currently is the Fujimi kit and these… more

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AH-1G/UH-1D Tail Rotor Blades

Published: January 22, 2016
Company: Werners Wings

This product is a simple replacement for the tail rotor for AH-1Gs and UH-1Ds. The part is recommended for the AZ Models or Special Hobbies AH-1G kits, but will work with any UH-1D/H kit that has the wrong style of tail rotor. As you can see from the pictures, taken with kit parts from both AH-1G kits, the kit parts have thicker blades with a different shape. Those were based on later AH-1F… more

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T-2C Buckeye Landing Gear

Published: January 18, 2016
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions is known for making replacement landing gear for a wide variety of kits in virtually every scale in which model aircraft are available. This set is designed to replace the plastic gear in the Wolfpack T-2C Buckeye kit.

The set includes both main gear legs with their retraction struts, and the nose gear made in one piece with the nose wheel. The struts are… more

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F-84E/G Thunderjet Landing Gear

Published: January 17, 2016
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions is known for making replacement landing gear for a wide variety of kits in virtually every scale in which model aircraft are available. This set is designed to replace the plastic gear in the Academy and Italeri F-84E/G kits. I think with a bit of work it could be used on the Tamiya kit.

The set includes both main gear legs and the nose gear made in one… more

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Folland Gnat T.1/F.1 Landing Gear (AX)

Published: January 17, 2016
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions is known for making replacement landing gear for a wide variety of kits in virtually every scale in which model aircraft are available. This set is designed to replace the plastic gear in the Airfix Folland Gnat T.1/F.1 kit.

The set includes both main gear legs with their integral retraction struts and the nose gear. The struts are very sturdy and are made… more

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Model Art Modeling Magazine No. 920

Published: January 17, 2016
Company: Model Art

Model Art Issue 920 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions. This issue deals specifically with the F-86 in Japanese service, painting the Streak Eagle version of the F-15, Orange Hobby’s F-35 kit and a comparison build of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL from Tamiya. Plus, there are lots… more

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F-4 Phantom II In Action

Published: January 17, 2016
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: Squadron Signal Publications

This is another of the In Action series of books from Squadron Publications, serving as a follow-up and addition to the previous two versions in In Actions 5 and 65 by other authors. This version includes many pictures not previously included, along with lots of color photos.

Naturally, my eye was initially drawn to the book by the full cover shot of the VF-111 F-4B in their early… more

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Camouflage & Markings Volume 2 - Armour in Theatre Normandy Campaign Part I: British and Canadian Forces

Published: July 19, 2015
Book Author(s): Mark Healy, illustrated by Mark Rolfe
Company: Guideline Publications

This book is Part I of Volume 2 of the Camouflage S Markings series from Guideline Publications, publishers of Scale Aircraft Modelling and Military Modelcraft magazines and the Warpaint series of books. It covers British and Canadian armored (armoured? – two countries separated by a common language) forces in Normandy.

In the Introduction, the author explains that the purpose of the… more

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Flying Wings - A Visual History of the Northrop XB-35 and YB-49

Published: July 15, 2015
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: Ampersand Publishing

Do you have one of the old AMT/ERTL XB-35 or YB-49 kits sitting around just waiting for the perfect reference? Or perhaps you have one of the small-scale Dragon kits and you want to add just that little something extra. Well, your wait is over, you’re out of excuses. This book is the AMS sufferer’s dream (nightmare?) when it comes to those two visionary aircraft.

The book opens with a… more