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AL-21F Exhaust Nozzle for Su-24M

Published: February 9th, 2020     
AL-21F Exhaust Nozzle for Su-24M
Reviewed by: Paul R. Brown - IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1:72
Company: Amigo Models

This set is designed to be used on Trumpeter's Su-24 kits. The set consists of 10 resin parts which allows you to assemble a pair of exhaust nozzles for your Su-24 Fencer. Each nozzle set is comprised of a section with the rearmost fan blades, the flame-holder for the afterburner, the exhaust pipe and the rear nozzle assembly. The set also includes the rear engine bay bulkhead and the oddly shaped section between the two nozzles.

Swedish Submarine Class Sjöormen

Published: February 9th, 2020     
Swedish Submarine Class Sjöormen
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus - IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/700
Company: OKB Grigorov

The first of the modern type of submarines for the Swedish navy was the Sjoormen class, designed in the early 1960s by Kockums, Malmo, and built by that company (three units) and Karlskronavarvet (two units). The class comprised the Sjoormen, Sjolejonet, Sjohunden, Sjobjornen and Sjohasten. With an Albacore type hull for speed and a twin-deck arrangement the class was extensively used in the relatively shallow Baltic where its excellent maneuverability and silent-running capabilities greatly aided the Swedish navy's anti-submarine warfare operations.

PAVE Way I Mk. 83 Slow Speed LGB, Thermally Protected Bombs

Published: February 8th, 2020     
PAVE Way I Mk. 83 Slow Speed LGB, Thermally Protected  Bombs
Reviewed by: Ben Morton - IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

Note: Before you begin, click the link to the Tulsa, Oklahoma group The Gap Band. Their hit, "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" is the perfect listening accompaniment for this topic. The DIAZO effects used in the video are kinda cool, too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17lkdqoLt44&list=RD17lkdqoLt44&start_radio=1&t=31

With apologies to Wikipedia... "PAVE Way is a series of laser-guide bombs (L.G.B.). PAVE, or pave, is sometimes used as an acronym for Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment; literally, electronics for controlling the speed and direction of aircraft. Laser guidance is a form of PAVE.

Desert Battle Series: Skull Clan – New Amazons. This is not the place for strangers!

Published: February 7th, 2020     
Desert Battle Series: Skull Clan – New Amazons.  This is not the place for strangers!
Reviewed by: Gino Dykstra - IPMS# 11198
Scale: 1/35
Company: Master Box Ltd

Master Box sure enjoys exploring new venues for its range, and their growing post-apocalyptic series is one really worth watching. As always, the concepts are inventive and the execution quite pleasing. This latest five-figure set (really a diorama in a box) is no exception.

Si 204D Steel Seatbelts

Published: February 7th, 2020     
Si 204D Steel Seatbelts
Reviewed by: Keenan Chittester - IPMS# 37021
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

The Special Hobby 1/48 Siebel Si 204D has a lot of detail in the cockpit and cabin, so it is a shame that no seatbelts are provided. Eduard have come to the rescue with this excellent set of pre-painted steel seatbelts. The Siebel has two seats in the cockpit, plus another five seats in the radio compartment and cabin. Eduard provides lap belts and shoulder harnesses for the two seats up front, and lap belts for the five aft seats. The color looks good, and I didn't experience any problems with the pre-painted colors coming off.

This is the first time I have used Eduard's steel belts, and I must say I am hooked. They are much easier to manipulate than the brass items, so they can be bent into much more natural looking seatbelts. They also seemed to be easier to cut from the fret, which is nice. Eduard's instructions were clear and easy to follow.

If you have the Special Hobby kit, I can't recommend this set of seatbelts enough. It is very reasonably priced and does a great job of dressing up an otherwise well-detailed interior. Many thanks to Eduard for the review sample.

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