By Modelers... For Modelers
Banner 2 Banner 3 Banner 3 Banner 1

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.

F-4J Phantom and New Ware F-4J/S Phantom EXPERT Canopy Masks, Part 5

Published: February 6th, 2020     
F-4J Phantom and New Ware F-4J/S Phantom EXPERT Canopy Masks, Part 5
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad - IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48

The Zoukei Mura Kit

Refer to Part 1 for the base construction of this fine model kit. New Ware masks are part NWAM0332 and cost $8.62

Aftemarket Accessories Used

Several months ago I had the opportunity to review the New Ware Expert Kabuki canopy mask set that I had originally planned to use on a Zoukei Mura F-4S Phantom sometime later. However with the opportunity to build and review the "J" version I decided now is the time to utilize this set. Since the Zoukei Mura Phantom have had their fair share of reviews I will focus my efforts on describing the use of the New Ware canopy masks.

Masking and Painting

This mask set comes in two small sheets and a single page instruction sheet showing the individual masks locations on the two backer sheets included. There are placement guides for the interior and exterior masks with the each mask numbered. The EXPERT set allows the modeler to mask the clear parts to represent the canopy seals, interior and exterior colors. There are also masks for the various exterior lights and the landing gears wheels. This is a very comprehensive set of masks.

F-4J Phantom with Hypersonic Models Canopy Upgrade, Part 2

Published: February 1st, 2020     
F-4J Phantom with Hypersonic Models Canopy Upgrade, Part 2
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad - IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Company: Zoukei-Mura

Aftemarket Accessories Used

Several months ago I had the opportunity to review the following Hypersonic Models aftermarket accessory set that I had originally planned to use on a Zoukei Mura F-4S Phantom. However with the opportunity to build and review the "J" version I decided now is the time to utilize this set. Since the Zoukei Mura Phantom has had its share of reviews I will focus my efforts on describing the modifications to the kit with the inclusion of the following Hypersonic Models accessory set into the build.

In addition, I used the New Ware F-4J/S Phantom Expert kabuki masks for this model. See my previous review for the masks here:

Recent Reviews

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer