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US Armor Display Base 2

Published: August 18th, 2018     
US Armor Display Base 2
Reviewed by: Mike Lamm, IPMS# 50139
Company: Coastal Kits UK

Coastal Kits is based in Lancashire, UK, and began marketing their own range of display bases at the end of 2012. Since that time, their business has grown and concentrates almost exclusively on printed display bases for just about any type of model you ever wanted to build in just about any scale. Looking thru the offerings on their website is almost overwhelming there are so many choices, and they will even custom-make bases.

The display bases are manufactured from 3mm Foamex board, which feels like a rigid mousepad. The material is basically a waterproof plastic, with a printed display on one side. The pre-printed image is a high-quality image on a laminated, wipeable matt vinyl surface which, according to Coastal Kits will not raise or bubble like it was printed on paper.

Armor Display Base (Small)

Published: August 7th, 2018     
Armor Display Base (Small)
Reviewed by: Mike Lamm, IPMS# 50139
Scale: 1/72
Company: Coastal Kits UK

Coastal Kits is based in Lancashire, UK, and began marketing their own range of display bases at the end of 2012. Since that time, their business has grown and concentrates almost exclusively on printed display bases for just about any type of model you ever wanted to build in just about any scale. Looking thru the offerings on their website is almost overwhelming there are so many choices, and they will even custom-make bases.

The display bases are manufactured from 3mm Foamex board, which feels like a rigid mousepad. The material is basically a waterproof plastic, with a printed display on one side. The pre-printed image is a high-quality image on a laminated, wipeable matt vinyl surface which, unlike paper products, will not raise or bubble.

He 280 Art Print

Published: May 20th, 2018     
He 280 Art Print
Author: NA
Reviewed by: Allan Murrel, IPMS# 49715
Scale: NA
Company: Eduard

This is an art print poster of the Box art of He 280 kit Eduard released recently.

Summary

This is a fantastic print which I will be framing and placing on my office wall. The print is on high quality paper and has a fantastic image of the He 280 which is one of my favorite aircraft.

Now I have the print I will be also buying the model kit to place next to the print once completed.

I would highly recommend this print and the others in the series as they are of the best quality and look great in a model room, man cave or office.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this Print to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

Aircraft Clear Display Stand

Published: March 26th, 2018     
Aircraft Clear Display Stand
Reviewed by: Jarrod Booth, IPMS# 44739
Scale: NA
Company: Minicraft Models

Minicraft recently released a second decal scheme for their Beech Bonanza F-33 kit. Along with the Bonanza model, this display stand was looking for a home and a kind word on the IPMS Review Corps list.

This stand is packaged in an industrial strength clear plastic bag with a cardboard fold-over label stapled to the bag top. There are four parts of clear plastic, attached to the sprue with somewhat discrete attachment stubs. With care the parts can be removed with minimal stub marks left. These can be polished out, or the base can be painted.

The parts fit easily together. The vertical shaft slides into the round base and fits securely without glue. This shaft can be cut down to any desired length. Make sure you insert the solid end of the shaft into the base. The top has a hole drilled for the ball joint. Remember this also if shortening the shaft. I left mine as is.

US Air Force (Insignia) Display Base

Published: July 10th, 2017     
US Air Force (Insignia) Display Base
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1:72
Company: Coastal Kits

Coastalkits from the UK has produced a line of model display bases in various national insignia designs. This particular design is a replica of a USAAF insignia (white star on blue background) circular cutout. The diameter is 200 mm (about 7&3/4 inches) and is suitable for small to medium sized 1/72 scale aircraft. Other insignia designs include Royal AF, Royal Australian AF, Hellenic AF, French AF, Soviet AF, and Canadian AF, along with some scaled airfield designs.

The resolution of the printing is excellent, and provides an eye-catching background setting as an added presentation touch for your latest masterpiece at contests, or in your display case at home. The artboard core of the base makes for a lightweight addition to your contest take-along accessories that will make your model stand out from those that are simply placed on top of the standard entry paperwork.