Recent Reviews https://web.ipmsusa3.org/reviews_date en PEKO Sturmgeschutz III on the Battlefield 5 https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/peko-sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/peko-sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/peko-sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5/stug_3_60.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Front Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book is volume 5 in a series of books containing pictures of the Sturmgeschutz in action and specifications for assault tank. Book has both English and Hungarian text.</p> <p>I found the pictures in this book to be fascinating and show many of the variants of this very versatile AFV.</p> <p>Many of these pictures have never been published before and I have seen a lot and yet I had no recollection of seeing any of these before.</p> <p>I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in the Stug and a must for modellers.</p> <p>Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them</p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/peko-sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5#comments Military Vehicles Publications Sun, 26 Jan 2020 04:53:13 +0000 Jim Pearsall 10003 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org 1:48 B26B-50 Invader Korean War https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26b-50-invader-korean-war <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26b-50-invader-korean-war" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/148-b26b-50-invader-korean-war/icm_b26_box.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kit:</p> <p>The Douglas A-26 Invader was an American twin-engine light bomber / ground attack aircraft. From 1948 -1966 it was re-designated as the B-26 and served in the Korean War from 1950-1953.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26b-50-invader-korean-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26b-50-invader-korean-war#comments Aircraft Kits Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:11:52 +0000 Doug Cole 9787 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org 1:48 B26B/C (Korean War) Decal Set https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26bc-korean-war-decal-set <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26bc-korean-war-decal-set" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/148-b26bc-korean-war-decal-set/icm_b-26bc_decal_4802.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Packaging" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ICM has produced a fine decal set specifically to be used with ICM kit no. 48281, B-26-50 Invader. The decal set includes markings for four aircraft, the most notable of which is B-26B-61-DL "The 7<sup>th</sup> Chadwick" piloted by Lt. Col. R. Fourtney, CO of the 13<sup>th</sup> BC 3rd BG in Korea of Spring, 1953. Other markings are included for B-26C-30-DT "Marth Ann" of the 3<sup>rd</sup> BG, B-26B-55-DL of the 95<sup>th</sup> BS, 17<sup>th</sup> BW and B-26C-45-DT of the 3<sup>rd</sup> BG.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reviewer's Comments:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Each of the four options are intended for black-painted aircraft. A double-sided, full-color instruction guide is provided. Only side views of the aircraft are given. Placement markings are fairly understandable; however, cross-referencing is recommended.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26bc-korean-war-decal-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/148-b26bc-korean-war-decal-set#comments Aircraft Decals Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:01:41 +0000 Doug Cole 9786 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Masterpiece Models Scale Model Jig 32-24 Scale https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/masterpiece-models-scale-model-jig-32-24-scale <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/masterpiece-models-scale-model-jig-32-24-scale" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/masterpiece-models-scale-model-jig-32-24-scale/bench-mate_1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Package" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Masterpiece Models has provided a useful aircraft building jig for 1/32 to 1/24 scale aircraft.</p> <p>The Jig is designed for use in assembly of models, Painting and transporting.</p> <p>There is no instructions included but the assembly of the jig is simple and the photograph on the box is enough to allow you to build it with ease. Peeling the protective paper off the acrylic sheet parts was not very easy. I suggest pulling it off very slowly works best. The black plastic vertical mounting parts need slow cleaning up of flash.</p> <p>It is made from a clear acrylic sheet and comes with four adjustable supports that can be adjusted vertically and in and out.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/masterpiece-models-scale-model-jig-32-24-scale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/masterpiece-models-scale-model-jig-32-24-scale#comments Miscellaneous Modeling Products Sat, 25 Jan 2020 04:48:36 +0000 Jim Pearsall 9785 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Mirage F-1 CT/CR "Special Edition" with Tru-Color Paints https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/148-mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints/bauleo_-_review_mirage_italeri_mirage_f.1_1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The paints were provided by Tru-Color Paint. <a href="http://trucolorpaint.com/" rel="nofollow">http://trucolorpaint.com/</a></p> <p>This is a combined review of the 1/48 Italeri Mirage F.1 "Bye-Bye Mirage" and a selection of Tru-Color paints provided for the build review.</p> <p>When you open the box you find a total of 5 sprues (one clear) with many parts marked as "not for use" -weapons for the most part. The overall look of the plastic parts is good. No flash, smooth surface, finely recessed panel lines and the transparent parts are free of scratches. You also get an excellent decal sheet with markings for 3 airplanes, all of them in the retirement scheme of the Mirage F.1</p> <p>Based on my limited research the plastic parts were originally molded by ESCI back in 1978. Back in 2002 Italeri improved the molds to add newer parts (due to the modernization of the airplane new antennas, air scoops, etc. were needed). The newer parts also included a few replacement parts of the original ones.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints#comments Aircraft Kits Wed, 22 Jan 2020 04:55:13 +0000 Jim Pearsall 9117 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Part 1 - Waco CG-4A Glider https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider/masterpiece_models_box_art_waco-glider-wwii-series2-1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>IPMS/USA welcomes the proprietors of Masterpiece models back, and serious appreciation for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with yet one more of their newest releases, in a scale never before attempted: 1/35<sup>th</sup>! A perfect diorama subject, we certainly will see some of these in a D-Day or Market Garden setting... And my personal thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.</p> <p>Sometimes I wonder at my sanity; then my wife reminds me that I really am over the edge and I know...</p> <p>Resin kits are a case in point; requiring truly radical and different skill sets for a project. Rare (Usually) subjects or subjects which economically do not make sense to cut a mold for injection molding. Resin is rarely forgiving, and on occasion makes you question why you are in the hobby.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider#comments Aircraft Kits Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:59:35 +0000 Dave Morrissette 9111 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Fw-190 Exterior Detail Set for Hasegawa https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa/package.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales.</p> <p>Brengun has produced a photoetched brass exterior detailing set for the already very nicely detailed 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 kit. The set is packaged in a sealed-fold clear plastic sleeve. There are three plates of photoetch included. Plate one includes wing root plates, main gear cover components and some of the cowling components. Plate two includes the rear canopy cover plate, opposite main gear cover components; underwing cannon access plates, canopy framing and braces, wheel well plates and other main gear bits. Plate three consists of miscellaneous exterior cover plates and hatch covers, main cowling support, and canopy frames.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa#comments Aircraft Details Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:47:01 +0000 Dave Morrissette 9110 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Fw-190 Interior Detail Set for Hasegawa https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa/package.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales. They have a knack for producing interesting, off-beat and little known subjects.</p> <p>Brengun has produced a photoetched stainless steel detailing set for the already very nicely appointed 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 kit. The set is packaged in a sealed-fold clear plastic sleeve. There are two plates of photoetch and a clear acetate sheet of instruments dials included. Plate one includes the rear cockpit cover, windscreen frame, gunsight, large instrument panel and bezels. Plate two includes the seat, harnesses, smaller instrument panel, side instrument panels, rudder pedals, bulkheads, trim wheel, levers and other assorted bits.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa#comments Aircraft Details Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:56:21 +0000 Dave Morrissette 9109 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless/front_cover.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless publication was released on Nov 15, 2019, so it's a new addition to the "Single" series published by MMP. This publication, by Dariusz Karnas and Artur Juszczak contains a series of excellent profile illustrations in both 1/72<sup>nd</sup> and 1/48<sup>th</sup> scales. Panel lines, access hatches, and other surface detail are clearly visible. For those who wish to add some internal detail to a model, or just wonder what might be inside the aircraft frame, pages 7 and 8 have some "cut-away" illustrations that reveal a considerable amount of detail.</p> <p>The black &amp; white photographs, pp 10-15, will be very helpful to those who are interested in markings placement, and the appearance of surface detail such as navigation lights, alerion actuators, and the like.</p> <p>Pages 16 through 19 feature photographs of some cockpit detail and engine detail. Some fantastic profile illustrations complete the book.</p> <p>For the historian, this publication provides an excellent "view" of the SBD-1 Dauntless. And for the modeler, this publication is a treasure trove of detail.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless#comments Aircraft Publications Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:33:47 +0000 Dave Morrissette 8729 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org F-14D Wheels https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-14d-wheels <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-14d-wheels" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/f-14d-wheels/1_f-14d_wheels_package.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>The Kit</h3> <p>You get four nicely molded resin wheels. There are no instructions, as Brengun knows that you know what to do with the wheels. </p> <h3>Assembly and Installation</h3> <p>No real assembly required. You have to paint the wheels. I used Tamiya flat black and Testors flat white. I painted them on the sprue, because it is such a pain to handle such small parts. I am always afraid or losing small parts like these. There's nothing quite as painful as hearing the tweezers go "PING" and knowing that you're going to have to wrestle the carpet monster for that part, if you can find it. </p> <p>Once the wheels were painted, I removed them from the pour block and used a medium sanding stick to clean them up on the bottoms. Then I had to paint that part of the wheels black again, but not the hubs. </p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-14d-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-14d-wheels#comments Aircraft Details Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:21:52 +0000 Dave Morrissette 8728 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Schweinfurt-Regensburg 1943 - Eighth Air Force’s Costly Early Daylight Bombing https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/schweinfurt-regensburg-1943-eighth-air-force-s-costly-early-daylight-bombing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/schweinfurt-regensburg-1943-eighth-air-force-s-costly-early-daylight-bombing" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/schweinfurt-regensburg-1943-eighth-air-force-s-costly-early-daylight-bombing/cover_photo.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is another book in the Osprey collection, this one covering the Eight Air Force's campaign against Germany in 1943.</p> <p>The story of the Eight's campaign also covers accounts and the counter measures the Germans took to thwart the Eight's aircraft and tactics. Comparisons are made between the Eight's aircraft vs German counter parts and specific alterations to aircraft made by both sides to stop their enemy.</p> <p>One aircraft developed by the Eight's engineers was the YB-40. Essentially being a B-17 upgraded with more machine guns and more ammo to act as a gunship escort for the bomber formations prior to long range fighter escorts.</p> <p>Another section of the book follows the development of the droppable external fuel tanks to extend the range of a P-47 for bomber escort, and how they were initially banned from use by Eight's command.</p> <p>The book also examines the development the German air to air Wfr. Gr.21 rocket. The rockets were effective against Eighth bombers, but the underwing tubes provided for a decreased in maneuverability of the BF-109 the BF-110G and the ME-410A after the rockets had been fired.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/schweinfurt-regensburg-1943-eighth-air-force-s-costly-early-daylight-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/schweinfurt-regensburg-1943-eighth-air-force-s-costly-early-daylight-bombing#comments Aircraft Publications Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:11:05 +0000 Dave Morrissette 8727 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org M4A3(76)W Sherman https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/m4a376w-sherman <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/m4a376w-sherman" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/meng-135-m4a376w-sherman-review/img_20191102_131535839.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>2018 seemed to be the year of the Panther from the start and there certainly was no shortage of releases of the variants from many of the big companies. As 2019 rolled around, Jagdpanthers and Bergepanthers seemed to continue the trend. However, about mid-year, there were whispers of the companies releasing their own version on the venerable US Sherman tank. Taska, now Asuka, certainly has set the bar high and we have seen as the summer rolled along that Rye Field Models and Meng have entered their own horses into the race. My focus here is on the M4A3(76)W release by Meng, complete with an extra added resin sandbag armor set SPS-070 ($57.00).</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/m4a376w-sherman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/m4a376w-sherman#comments Military Vehicles Kits Fri, 17 Jan 2020 04:52:06 +0000 William O'Malley 8723 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Part 2 - Henschel Hs-129B-2/RIII Wings, Cowlings and Things! https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-2-henschel-hs-129b-2riii-wings-cowlings-and-things <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-2-henschel-hs-129b-2riii-wings-cowlings-and-things" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/part-2-henschel-hs-129b-2riii-wings-cowlings-and-things/hs-129_sws_hs_129_zoukei_mura_10.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Top" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Part 2 of my build of Zoukei-Mura's latest Release, the 1/32<sup>nd</sup> scale Henschel Hs-129 B-2/RIII, we'll get the wings and horizontal stabs on and get the kit ready for paint As a bit of background, the Hs-129 was a WWII version of the modern A-10 and was designed to and good at killing tanks. In Part 1, we built the engines cockpit and got the fuselage assembled. Let's finish the rest of the assembly.</p> <p>To start, the wing spars were cut from the sprues. If you want the interior parts to show, you will need a little sanding to get rid of the seam lines. These slot brilliantly into the previously shown slot and provide a nice fit. This should also provide the needed dihedral for the wings. The four fuel tanks are built and added along with MG151 magazines and lastly, the wing guns themselves were added. The Mg 17mm magazines are also added at this time. This does a great job of showing how this plane was a flying weapon- lots of guns, cannons and ammunition.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-2-henschel-hs-129b-2riii-wings-cowlings-and-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-2-henschel-hs-129b-2riii-wings-cowlings-and-things#comments Aircraft Kits Fri, 17 Jan 2020 04:02:17 +0000 Jim Pearsall 8722 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org The Glorious First of June 1794 https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/glorious-first-june-1794 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/glorious-first-june-1794" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/glorious-first-june-1794/img_20191210_202751430.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Book Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>By 1765 Britain had achieved hegemony in Europe, North America, India, Africa and the West Indies over archrival France with its decisive victory in the Seven Years War (1756-1763) fought on 5 continents and the sea (Quiberon Bay). However, the overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy in 1791, and the emergence of revolutionary France was an entirely new phenomenon, and by 1793 virtually all of the major European nations, all headed by monarchs, had declared war on the new French Republic. As a result, France in 1794 was threatened by famine and risked all by organizing a massive North America to France food convoy against the Royal Navy and harsh North Atlantic seas. </p> <p>"Illustrated throughout with stunning full-colour artwork, this is the full story of the only fleet action during the Age of Fighting Sail fought in the open ocean, hundreds of miles from shore. Taking place over the course of a month, the inevitable battle was to be a close-run affair, with both sides claiming victory. To the French, it was le Bataille du 13 prairial, a notable day in their new, scientific Revolutionary calendar. For the British, it was the Glorious First of June."</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/glorious-first-june-1794" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/glorious-first-june-1794#comments Ships Publications Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:12:47 +0000 William O'Malley 8721 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org L-19 Bird Dog https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/l-19-bird-dog <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/l-19-bird-dog" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/iliad-design-l-19-bird-dog/bauleo_-_review_illiad_l-19_bird_dog_1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Front Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Illiad Design has recently released an aftermarket decal set covering Cessna L-19/O-1. The Bird Dog saw service with over 20 air forces so the choice of markings is very varied and this sheet does not disappoint.</p> <p>This decal sheet covers a total of 6 aircrafts and you are provided with enough markings as to be able to model 5 of them (or <em>all of them</em> if you have some extra American markings). You have your choice of</p> <ul> <li>O-1 Kansas Army National Guard, overall Olive Drab</li> <li>L-19 Pakistan Army, overall weathered dark green</li> <li>L-19 South Korean Navy, overall light grey</li> <li>O-1 US Army Reserve, Olive Drab</li> <li>L-19 US Army, Hawkeyes, weathered olive drab with Hawkeye profiles on the wings</li> <li>L-19 Hoantai (predecessor of Japan's Self Defense Force), overall yellow with Hoentai insignia -pink cherry blossom- in the fuselage and Hinomarus on the wings.</li> </ul> <p>They are an amazing selection of markings. I particularly liked the Hoantai markings, as they are very unique ones.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/l-19-bird-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/l-19-bird-dog#comments Aircraft Decals Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:51:26 +0000 Jim Pearsall 8720 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org