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PEKO Sturmgeschutz III on the Battlefield 5

Published: January 25th, 2020     
PEKO Sturmgeschutz III on the Battlefield 5
Author: Matyas Panczel
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Peko Publishing

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.

I found the pictures in this book to be fascinating and show many of the variants of this very versatile AFV.

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.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in the Stug and a must for modellers.

Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

1:48 B26B-50 Invader Korean War

Published: January 25th, 2020     
1:48 B26B-50 Invader Korean War
Reviewed by: Will Kuhrt, IPMS# 46746
Scale: 1:48
Company: ICM

Kit:

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.

 

1:48 B26B/C (Korean War) Decal Set

Published: January 25th, 2020     
1:48 B26B/C (Korean War) Decal Set
Reviewed by: Will Kuhrt, IPMS# 46746
Scale: 1:48
Company: ICM

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 7th Chadwick" piloted by Lt. Col. R. Fourtney, CO of the 13th BC 3rd BG in Korea of Spring, 1953. Other markings are included for B-26C-30-DT "Marth Ann" of the 3rd BG, B-26B-55-DL of the 95th BS, 17th BW and B-26C-45-DT of the 3rd BG.

 

Reviewer's Comments:

 

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.

 

Masterpiece Models Scale Model Jig 32-24 Scale

Published: January 24th, 2020     
Masterpiece Models Scale Model Jig 32-24 Scale
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Masterpiece Models

Masterpiece Models has provided a useful aircraft building jig for 1/32 to 1/24 scale aircraft.

The Jig is designed for use in assembly of models, Painting and transporting.

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.

It is made from a clear acrylic sheet and comes with four adjustable supports that can be adjusted vertically and in and out.

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