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Windsock Worldwide, Vol. 26, No. 3 - May/June 2010

Published: October 13th, 2010     
Windsock Worldwide, Vol. 26, No. 3 - May/June 2010
Reviewed by: Roger Rasor - IPMS# 34117

Every two months, Albatros Productions publishes Windsock Worldwide, a bi-monthly softcover, 8.25" x 11.75", 32 pages full-color publication that provides sustenance for the growing number of modelers interested in WW I aircraft. Each issue includes a featured subject (usually accompanied by accurate 3-view drawings), along with a variety of well-researched information on other aircraft. You'll also find news and reviews of the latest kits, aftermarket details, decals and publications. In the latest issue, Editor Ray Rimell continues to do what he has been doing for more than 26 years...provide WW I modelers with an almost endless wealth of detailed information about the flying machines of the Great War.

AC-47 Minigun Gun Barrels

Published: October 13th, 2010     
AC-47 Minigun Gun Barrels
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

The recent release by Monogram of the AC-47 'Spooky' Gunship was unexpected and a welcome addition for Vietnam era modelers. While essentially the same kit as released in the 70s there was an additional sprue for the armament and peculiar parts for the AC-47.

Quickboost has come up with two conversion sets for the AC-47. This one is for the minigun barrels and the other is the ammo boxes for the miniguns. There are four minigun barrels included in this set. They are remarkable in their detail. The six barrels are beautifully rendered in light grey blemish free resin. The one remarkable thing about these pieces is the end with hollowed out barrels. It is amazing that Quickboost was able to get them to be so visible. These parts are simply added in place of the kit ones. Unlike the kit ones these will require no cleanup and are perfectly round

One of the other great things about this set is that the 7.62 minigun can be used on a number of other subjects, including Hueys, Cobras and Loaches, as well as, some fixed wing aircraft like the Mohawk. This set is very versatile so don't limit yourself to just the AC-47.

Arado Ar-196 Exhaust

Published: October 13th, 2010     
Arado Ar-196 Exhaust
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Designed for the Italeri Ar-196, these new exhausts are molded in light grey resin and are absolutely beautiful. There are two exhausts that have thinned hollow ends which would be difficult to obtain on your own. Well at least difficult for me. Removal from the pour stub is simple enough and then it is just a matter of painting and installing. The exhausts will add to the look of your model.

While designed for the Italeri kit, I'm sure that with very little work you could use this on the MPM kit as well.

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.

P-47 Thunderbolt Intercooler Exhaust

Published: October 13th, 2010     
P-47 Thunderbolt Intercooler Exhaust
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

The Tamiya P-47D, whether the Razorback or Bubbletop, is a great kit, but the intercoolers are non-existent and are see through. Quickboost fixes this in an easy and inexpensive way.

Molded in light grey resin, these two exhausts are just inserted into the model and this will prevent the "see-through" effect, offering a more accurate look to your model. The inexpensive price tag will make this a requirement for this great kit.

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.

Schwerer Plattformwagen Typ SSY and Pz Bef Wg III Ausf K - Part 2 - The Panzer

Published: October 13th, 2010     
Schwerer Plattformwagen Typ SSY and Pz Bef Wg III Ausf K - Part 2 - The Panzer
Reviewed by: Tom Moon - IPMS# 43192
Scale: 1/35
Company: Cyber-Hobby

The Kit

The Orange Box Series from Dragon are basically previously released models that have been repackaged. This particular kit is a combo of the Dragon 6069 Schwerer Plattformwagen Typ SSY railcar flat top and the Dragon Kit # 9018 Pz Bef Wg III Ausf K

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