Kits

Reviews of scale model kits.

American Gasoline Loaders (1910s)

Published: October 14th, 2019     
American Gasoline Loaders (1910s)
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/24
Company: ICM

Figures

This is another kit in ICM's series of Model T vehicles and figures, and includes two figures that can be posed loading gasoline cans into the rear of ICM's Model T Light Delivery Car, or other 1/24 truck. The Figures and Delivery Car are combined in another ICM Kit, #28019.  Gas and oil can accessories are included with the kit.

The kit comes on three sprues molded in soft light gray plastic, one sprue with the two figures, and two duplicate sprues of the gasoline and oil tanks. The instructions come on a single page, double-sided, 8 1/4"x11 1/2" sheet. One side shows a diagram of the sprues and identifies paint colors in Revell and Tamiya colors. The opposite side of the instructions are color illustrations of the figures showing part numbers and detail painting.

Croco 1/72 Iomax Archangel with Archangel Weapons Set

Published: October 13th, 2019     
Croco 1/72 Iomax Archangel with Archangel Weapons Set
Reviewed by: Tom Choy, IPMS# 41395
Scale: 1/72
Company: Croco Models

Based in Latvia, Croco is a small resin operation specializing in highly esoteric WW2 and post-war armor and aircraft subjects, though they are branching out into other subjects such as hovercraft

The Iomax Archangel is designed to be a low-cost combat aircraft based on a highly modified Thrush 510P cropduster. Upgraded with additional fuel, the aircraft has a demonstrated loiter time of up to 10 hours, The Archangel has been marketed as a platform for counterinsurgency, counterrorism, counterdrug, counterpiracy, and even border patrol. Interestingly enough, the predecessor to the Archangel, the Iomax Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA), was originally based on a modified AirTractor AT-802i cropduster, was exported to the United Arab Emirates, where it saw action in Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Using lessons learned from the BPA experience, Iomax debuted the newer Archangel, where a further 24 airframes were sold to the UAE.

Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Nick) - Finished

Published: October 12th, 2019     
Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Nick) - Finished
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Zoukei-Mura

Zoukei-Mura's latest release in 1/32 scale is the wonderful Ki-45 Toryu (Nick). This twin engine 2-seat, heavy fighter was used by the Japanese Army in WWII. In Part 2, I finished the cockpit and gunner positions and got the fuselage assembled.

Next off are the wings. Here, you will need to install all the internal workings for the wings. Will they show in the end, no but it is still too cool and too much fun to pass up. I installed the fuel tanks, linkages for the ailerons and then glued the bottom wing onto the structure. It fit perfectly. Don't forget to drill out the holes on the wing bottoms before sealing up!

Allosaurus Tooth

Published: October 9th, 2019     
Allosaurus Tooth
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1:1
Company: Masterpiece Models

Allosaurus is a genus of carnivorous theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. The name "Allosaurus" means "different lizard" alluding to its unique concave vertebrae (at the time of its discovery). It is derived from the Greek allos ("different, other") and sauros ("lizard / generic reptile"). The first fossil remains that could definitively be ascribed to this genus were described in 1877 by paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. As one of the first well-known theropod dinosaurs, it has long attracted attention outside of paleontological circles. Indeed, it has been a top feature in several films and documentaries about prehistoric life.

Great Other

Published: October 9th, 2019     
Great Other
Reviewed by: Ben Morton, IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/16
Company: ICM

ICM Plastic Model Kits is offering the figure modeler an additional 'Game of Thrones' character for their collection. The previously release was an excellent 1/16th scale plastic kit of the 'King of the Night.' also known as the Ice Zombie King (or is it Zombie Ice King?) from the Game of Thrones series on HBO.

The Great Other, within the faith of Sailor, is also known as The Lord of Darkness, Soul of Ice, or God of Night and Terror within the folklore of the Game of Thrones saga. Or, you can just call him Al!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-gYOrU8bA

This companion figure is molded in fifteen, light gray plastic parts with a three-piece display base, in black styrene, and a single clear bit for the Great Others weapon of choice. This spear is tipped with 'Dragon Glass'. (Obsidian, for those that may be unfamiliar.). Additionally, ICM includes a painting guide and an 8x11 glossy, Hollywood-type print of the box art that is suitable for framing. Or, I suppose you could use it as a painting guide.

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