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Sturmgeschutz III: Variants, Modifications, Technical Drawings, Volume 2

Published: October 11th, 2010     
Sturmgeschutz III: Variants, Modifications, Technical Drawings, Volume 2
Reviewed by: Andrew Birkbeck - IPMS# 27087

As the title states, this is Volume 2 of History Facts' two part history of the Sturmgestchutz III. Volume One, according to the publisher's web site, covers the history of the vehicle in both written text and photographs/drawings, the bulk of the pages devoted though to written text. This volume has already been reviewed here on the IPMS/USA web site. Volume Two, the subject of this review, "provides the means with which to precisely identify specific vehicles", and is almost exclusively photographs and line drawings.

Reaper Miniatures Master Series Paint Set #6

Published: October 11th, 2010     
Reaper Miniatures Master Series Paint Set #6
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653

I have to admit that I am a paint addict. Part of it might be that I build every type of model and part of it is looking for that perfect paint. As I was reading another modeling publication, there was a nice ad for Reaper Miniatures and their line of paints and figures. For those who are unaware, Reaper Miniatures produces metal figures for use in RPG or role playing games and sells all the associated things needed such as paint. When Ed Pugh and Reaper offered to let IPMS review their paints, I was chomping at the bit to put these through trials on figures.

Sopwith Pup RFC - Part 1

Published: October 11th, 2010     
Sopwith Pup RFC -  Part 1
Reviewed by: Roger Rasor - IPMS# 34117
Scale: 1/32

Part I

Wingnut Wings has released two 1/32 scale Sopwith Pup kits, one containing parts and multiple markings for the Royal Navy version and one containing parts and markings for the Royal Flying Corps version. The subject of this review is the RFC version.

If you build plastic model airplanes and have not heard of this kit manufacturer before, you must have been spending a year or so under a rock somewhere. Wingnut Wings is a New Zealand-based company with a passion for World War I subjects in general and aircraft in particular. This new company made a big splash in the hobby last year when they released their first four World War I kits and created an even bigger wave this year when they released four more. Everything is 1/32 scale and produced at a level that leaves most other kits in the dust. The almost overwhelming response to the release of the first kits was a wide-eyed Wow andthe latest kits deserve the same response.

Junkers Ju-87D-5N Night Exhaust Type C

Published: October 11th, 2010     
Junkers Ju-87D-5N Night Exhaust Type C
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

The Hasegawa Stuka kits are really nice. They could use some help when it comes to the night bomber variants. That is where Quickboost comes in. They offer three different variants of the night bomber exhausts. This particular exhaust, Type C, is shaped at an angle with beautiful detail inside the front and rear parts. Molded in bubble free light grey plastic with exquisite detail, these exhausts will add to the unique look of your Stuka.

Simply cut the parts from the pour stub and paint. Easy and effective. Of course you'll have to check your references to determine which exhaust is right for your aircraft.

I recommend you read over "Ghost Bombers". (ISBN-13:978-1903223154). This provides plenty of motivational reading and drawings.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Quickboost for the review copy.

Fw-190 Flaps

Published: October 11th, 2010     
Fw-190 Flaps
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

It is no surprise that I love the Eduard FW-190 kits. I've built enough of them to know that I will build more of them. The recent release of the D-9, D-11/13 variants has done nothing to deter this view. One way to set your 190 from the others is to lower the flaps which is seen frequently on operational aircraft.

Molded in light grey resin these flaps have two parts per wing. The conversion set is easy enough to do. After removing the parts from the resin pour blocks simply add the wing stiffeners to the upper wing. There is no cutting here. Simply remove the flaps from the lower wing and add the exquisitely molded flaps. Lightening holes and really thin doublers are just beautiful done and will add to your model. It is a lot simpler than having to bend photo etch and is just as effective.

This product is highly recommended.

Thanks to Quickboost for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting them at www.quickboost.net. Let them know IPMS/USA sent you.

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