Kits

Reviews of scale model kits.

Avia S-99/C-10

Published: March 18th, 2019     
Avia S-99/C-10
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

At the end of the war, Czechoslovakia needed airplanes and they were already building Bf-109s in the Diana works so it was logical to continue to build them for their own country.  These were built with DB-605 engines.  They would continue to build them until a fire at the engine storage facility and factory.  Then they decided to switch to the Jumo engine and created the Avia S-199.  What makes a Diana G-10 is a unique aerodynamic fairing, as well as, the shorter landing gear and the bigger balloon tires with the associated large bulge on the wings. 

The Eduard Limited Edition boxing of the Avia S-99/C-10 is actually a Bf-109G-10 by another name.  This boxing comes in a sturdy cardboard box with a colorful S-99 on the box top.  Inside is what really matters though, and it does not disappoint. 

Bf-109G-10 Mtt Regensburg

Published: March 18th, 2019     
Bf-109G-10 Mtt Regensburg
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

Eduard continues its way through the development of the Bf-109.  Their latest offering is the Bf-109G-10 produced at the Regensburg manufacturing facility, of which 130 were built.  This particular variant comes with the small bulges on the wings but large asymmetrical gun cowlings with a long tail wheel. 

Imperial Japanese Navy Pilot

Published: March 17th, 2019     
Imperial Japanese Navy Pilot
Reviewed by: David Wrinkle, IPMS# 45869
Scale: 1/32
Company: PJ Production

PJ Production is a Belgian company that is self-described as a company who specializes in the creation and production of resin scale models and accessories aimed at amateurs of military aircraft kits and aviation-related dioramas in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scale.

Bf 109G-10 Mtt Regensburg Overtrees

Published: March 17th, 2019     
Bf 109G-10 Mtt Regensburg Overtrees
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr, IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

Eduard releases a ProfiPACK of a new kit with all the bells and whistles and at the same time, they release an OVERTREE kit with no bells or whistles. An Overtree is for people like me who have a lot of decals and don't mind not having the pre-painted fret or the masks. Now those things are available separately. Personally, I like the pre-painted photo etch and the masks and since I have a bunch of decals, including leftovers from the ProfiPACK, that I don't mind. Even the box is devoid of anything that belies the beauty inside the plain white cardboard box. It just has an end sticker.

MiG-21MF Interceptor ProfiPack

Published: March 17th, 2019     
MiG-21MF Interceptor ProfiPack
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

Last summer Eduard released the first of its 1/72 MiG-21 kits. The kit depicts the MiG-21MF (NATO reporting name - "Fishbed J") aircraft that were built at the Gorky factory. These aircraft were primarily exported to the German Democratic Republic, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. Some of these aircraft were subsequently re-sold or passed on to other countries, such as Mali which acquired several aircraft from the Czech Air Force. According to Eduard's instruction sheet, production only ran for two years before being closed, so only a limited number were actually built.