Kits

Reviews of scale model kits.

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.

Spitfire IX: The Longest Day - Dual Combo Limited Edition

Published: March 17th, 2019     
Spitfire IX: The Longest Day - Dual Combo Limited Edition
Reviewed by: John Noack, IPMS# 23017
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

This lovely boxing of a Limited Edition kit includes parts for two complete Mk.IX's (a "c" variant and an "e" variant) and decals for 6 different aircraft, specifically:

  1. Spitfire Mk.IXc, ML214, No. 126 Squadron RAF, Harrowbeer Air Base, June 6th, 1944
  2. Spitfire Mk.IXc, MK924, flown by F/Sgt Michal Murayda, No. 302 Squadron, Chailey, June 1944
  3. Spitfire Mk.IXc, MK892, flown by F/Lt. C. H. Lazenby, No. 222 Squadron RAF, Normandy, June 10th, 1944
  4. Spitfire Mk.IXc, MH819, No. 310 Squadron, Appledram Air Base, mid-June 1944
  5. Spitfire LF Mk.IXe, PL124, No. 312 Squadron RAF, June 1944
  6. Spitfire Mk.IXe, MK329, flown by W/Cdr J. E. Johnson, CO of No. 144 Wing, June 1944

Also included is an extensive set of stenciling, enough for two complete aircraft.

MiG-25RB/RBT

Published: March 16th, 2019     
MiG-25RB/RBT
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad, IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Company: Kitty Hawk

Brief History

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25, NATO reporting name Foxbat, is a supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft that was among the fastest military aircraft to enter service. It was designed by the Soviet Union's Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau and is one of the few combat aircraft built primarily using stainless steel. It was the last plane designed by Mikhail Gurevich before his retirement.