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German Tank Destroyer Sd Kfz 173 Jagdpanther Ausf G1

Published: September 7, 2018
Company: Meng Model

This is kit comprised of about 600 styrene parts of which 508 are the track pieces, 2 frets of photo etched parts, an abundant set of poly caps and a set of braded wire for the tow cables. Not listed, but in the box was a metal barrel. It appears that it would replace part C13.

The instructions include 4 different finishes, so you need to choose which one you want to make and then… more

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Japanese Battleship Mikasa (1905) Armament

Published: June 4, 2018
Company: Master Model

This set of replacement barrels for the 1/200 scale Mikasa. It includes 4 305mm (12”), 14 152mm (6”), 20 76mm (3”) and 12 47mm (1.85” Hotchkiss Guns). The 305mm and 152mm barrels are machined from aluminum and the other 2 are machined from brass. The 305mm barrels include brass trunnions.

These are designed for Merit International IJN Pre-Dreadnought Battleship Mikasa.

The… more

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Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf D

Published: October 5, 2017
Company: Dragon Models

This is a plastic only kit comprised of about 62 styrene parts, no photo etched parts fret, and a standard set of instructions, they need to be reviewed carefully before gluing any parts together.

  • Step 1. This step builds the rear plate, the front deck and attaches the drive sprocket. The only change I would make is to not attach the idler wheels. Since Dragon has devised a way… more

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German Field Kitchen

Published: August 8, 2017
Company: Riich Models

This is a multimedia kit comprised of 110+ styrene parts, one photo etched parts fret, and a standard set of instructions. They need to be reviewed very carefully before gluing any parts together.

  • Step 1. This builds the basic stove box. Make sure you paint the tub (part B43) before you add the stove top to the frame. If you are going to display the model without a base you will… more

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M10/Achilles - A Visual History of the U.S. Army’s WWII Tank Destroyer

Published: October 22, 2016
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: The Ampersand Publishing Group

The book, "M10/Achilles, A Visual History of the U.S. Army’s WWII Tank Destroyer" by David Doyle, starts with a short introduction that details the start of US Army WW II Tank Destroyer strategy and then a brief history from the early war period thru the end of the war.

The book is divided into 2 sections, the M10 and the Achilles.

Each section has both black and white photos… more

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Sd Kfz 171 Panther Ausf A Early Production

Published: October 7, 2016
Company: Dragon Models

This is a single media kit comprised of 85+ styrene parts, DS tracks, no photo etched parts fret, and a standard set of instructions, they need to be reviewed very carefully before gluing any parts together.

  • Step 1. This step builds the road wheels. The road wheel arms are molded in place on the hull. However, it does not allow for articulated road wheels for diorama purposes,… more

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Operation Agreement - Jewish Commandos and the Raid on Tobruk

Published: August 4, 2016
Book Author(s): John Sadler
Company: Osprey Publishing

The book is divided into 10 chapters with an introduction, index, a Bibliography and Glossary of Abbreviations:

  1. Lions of Judah
  2. War without Hate
  3. Swings of the Pendulum
  4. Fit only for War
  5. Operation Topsy
  6. Across the sea and sands
  7. The ‘Desperate Gamble’
  8. Defeat
  9. Retribution
  10. ‘A Most Inglorious… more

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Churchill Mk. III AVRE Combat Engine

Published: July 31, 2016
Company: Dragon Models

This is a multimedia kit comprised of 70+ styrene parts, DS tracks, no photo etched parts fret, and a standard set of instructions, they need to be reviewed very carefully before gluing any parts together.

  • Step 1. This builds the turret, there is an aiming device, part A10, and the antenna guard A9 that need to be held out and placed on the model late in the build, as they will… more

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Panzerkampfwagen Mk IV, 744(E) (A13) & UE Fuel Tank Trailer

Published: July 10, 2016
Company: Bronco Models

This kit is a representation of the British Army’s A13 Cruiser Tank that was captured by the Germans and placed in service for the Russian Campaign.

This is a multimedia kit but the use of the Photo-Etch is required, there are no optional plastic parts. Please be aware that some of the plastic parts are very, very small and will take a steady hand to get them off of the sprue without… more

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The Parthenon

Published: June 28, 2016
Company: Italeri

The best way to start this model is to clip all the parts and mark them with the call out number as not all the columns are the same. Some are taller and others are shaped differently. Then clean up all the molding lines and paint these parts. The painting is problematic as they call out some colors like Marble and ask you to mix the following colors Flat Skin Tone Warm, Flat light flesh and… more