Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Curtiss P-40B Landing G

Published: January 22nd, 2017     
Curtiss P-40B Landing G
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Scale Aircraft Conversions adaption of the Curtiss P-40B landing gear in white metal for the 1/48 Airfix kit. This set consists of two main gear legs, the two retraction strut pieces, which are on a metal sprue, and the tail gear strut. These are direct replacements for the parts from the Airfix kit. When comparing the kit landing gear and the SAC landing gear side by side you will notice they are very similar, other than the difference between plastic and white metal. Ignore the rough texture in the pictures all white metal is like this but will not show once painted. Overall this is highly recommended for stronger landing gear and added detail and is a great addition to the Airfix Curtiss P-40B kit. I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions for another great offering in metal landing gear and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.

KAB-1500KR TV Guided Bomb

Published: January 22nd, 2017     
KAB-1500KR TV Guided Bomb
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Advanced Modeling

To those who model Soviet era and modern Russian aircraft there has been a welcome proliferation of weapons which have emerged on the market, so we have something to hang on aircraft models other than rocket launchers and dumb bombs. Unlike the west, the Soviet and now Russian military is not known for the use of smart ordnance; rare were the pictures of them fitted. But a wide range of smart weapons exist in the Russian inventory for specialized missions and the pictures coming from Syria show smart weapons being used.

A new manufacturer from Russia has come on the scene to offer perhaps the widest range of munitions than we have seen so far on the market – Advanced Modeling (AM). These are multi-media kits cleanly cast in gray, durable resin; the detail is superb.

244N Soviet Nuclear Bomb

Published: January 22nd, 2017     
244N Soviet Nuclear Bomb
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Advanced Modelling

To those who model Soviet era and modern Russian aircraft there has been a welcome proliferation of weapons which have emerged on the market, so we have something to hang on aircraft models other than rocket launchers and dumb bombs. Unlike the west, the Soviet and now Russian military is not known for the use of smart ordnance, and rare were the pictures of them fitted. But a wide range of weapons exist for specialized missions and the pictures coming from Syria show smart weapons being hung.

A new manufacturer from Russia has come on the scene to offer perhaps the widest range of munitions than we have seen so far on the market – Advanced Modeling (AM). Multi-media kits with cleanly cast in gray, durable resin the detail is superb. The casting are so well done that I could see faintly detect lathe marks when the masters were turned.

Seatbelts Steel – Even more!

Published: January 21st, 2017     
Seatbelts Steel – Even more!
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

Eduard continues to expand its series of WWII-era pre-painted seatbelts in the “steel” series. Eduard Models call this product line “Steelbelts”.

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KAB-500L 500 KG Laser-Guided Bombs

Published: January 20th, 2017     
KAB-500L 500 KG Laser-Guided Bombs
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Advanced Modeling

To those who model Soviet era and modern Russian aircraft the