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C-130 Tires and Brakes

Published: October 31, 2019
Company: Brengun

The Lockheed C-130 is a versatile aircraft. In production since 1954, the C-130J is the latest in a long line of models. The landing gear was designed for rough field operations, with large, low pressure main landing gear tires and a pair of low-pressure nose wheel tires. The original brake design was for a single disk (like in a modern car) and has been upgraded to a multi-disk unit. The… more

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Academy F/A-18C

Published: March 12, 2019
Company: Academy Models

The Boeing (formerly McDonnel-Douglas) F/A-18C is an improved version of McDonnel-Douglas’ F/A-18A, which in itself was developed from the Northrop YF-17 lightweight fighter prototype.

Academy’s 1/72 F/A-18C is a faithful reproduction of the actual aircraft, although the details in the cockpit and the gear wells is sparse. The fit is generally excellent, with several seams, notably… more

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USAF Crew Chief - Marshalling

Published: December 29, 2018
Company: Videoaviation

VideoAviation.com has come up with another wonderful diorama accessory with this new kit. One of the most important jobs that a crew chief has on the flight line is the safe taxying of aircraft from or to their parking spots. Modern United States Air Force (USAF) crew chiefs wear reflective vests to highlight their visibility to the aircraft’s pilot.

This is a four-piece resin kit,… more

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USAF Crew Chief - Vietnam

Published: December 29, 2018
Company: Videoaviation

United States Air Force (USAF) crew chiefs work tirelessly around -the clock to ensure aircraft are available for missions, especially in combat zones. VideoAviation.com has captured this spirit of “Can – do” with their latest offering.

The kit contains 12 parts for two figures and a Vietnam-era flight line fire bottle. The standing figure has doffed his shirt, something that would be… more

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Shinmeiwa SS-2 'Rescue Seaplane'

Published: October 21, 2018
Company: Hasegawa

The Shinmeiwa SS-2 Rescue Seaplane is a development of the Shinmeiwa PS-1 anti-submarine aircraft. The aircraft was used in a Search-And-Rescue (SAR) role, acting as an “Emergency Ambulance” for residents of Japan’s isolated islands.

Hasegawa’s kit of the SS-2 is an older kit that has been updated to represent the SAR version of this aircraft. Overall, the fit of the kit is fair, and… more

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A-1J Skyraider Tailwheel

Published: October 20, 2018
Company: Quickboost

The Douglas A-1 series of aircraft (known as the AD prior to 1962) was designed as an attack aircraft that could carry a heavy load of ordinance.

Quickboost’s A-1J Tailwheel brings an improvement to the Hasegawa A-1 kit. This part replaces only the bottom part of the strut, and not the entire strut. The wheel itself is separate from the strut.

I cut the bottom portion of the… more

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A-1H Skyraider Tailwheel

Published: October 20, 2018
Company: Quickboost

The Douglas A-1 series of aircraft (known as the AD prior to 1962) was designed as an attack aircraft that could carry a heavy load of ordinance.

Quickboost’s A-1H Tailwheel brings an improvement to the Hasegawa A-1H kit. This part replaces only the bottom part of the strut, and not the entire strut. The wheel itself is separate from the strut, and you have a choice of two wheel… more

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A-1H Skyraider 'USS TICONDEROGA' with 2 kits

Published: October 19, 2018
Company: Hasegawa

The Douglas A-1 series of aircraft (known as the AD prior to 1962) was designed as an attack aircraft that could carry a heavy load of ordinance. Both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force flew the A-1H in the Vietnam War. The kit represents two aircraft flown off of the U.S.S. Ticonderoga aircraft carrier during that war.

Hasegawa’s A-1H kit has petite, engraved panel lines. The fit of… more

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A-37 Cockpit Detail Set

Published: February 25, 2018
Company: Aires Hobby Models

The A-37A/B (sometimes referred to as an OA-37A/B) was developed from Cessna’s T-37B trainer. With upgraded engines and eight hardpoints for ordinance, the original concept for the A-37A was ground support of troops. The A-37B had provisions for air-to-air refueling, and the ability to carry slightly more ordinance.

Aires has come up with an excellent replacement for Monogram’s kit… more

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Mitsubishi A6M7 Zero Fighter Type 62 "302nd Flying Group"

Published: February 14, 2018
Company: Hasegawa

The Mitsubishi ‘Zero’ fighter was Japan’s premiere fighter at the beginning of World War II. By the time the A6M7 Type 62 appeared, the airplane had been outclassed by American fighters and in the waning months of the war, they were used in Kamikaze attacks primarily against U.S. Navy ships.

Hasegawa has done an excellent job of reproducing this aircraft. There are plenty of details… more