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Bf-109G-6 Canopy Masks

Published: August 22, 2018
Company: Eduard

The Tamiya Bf-109G-6 kit comes with masks inside the kit. I used them on my build but discovered a few things. The first thing that I noticed was that I needed to cut them out of the sheet. This was a pain. I would rather have my masks pre-cut. I did cut mine correctly, but it took some time.

The other thing that I noticed was that the Tamiya masks while nice just didn’t have the… more

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Bf 109G-6 Gun Barrel

Published: August 22, 2018
Company: Eduard

The Tamiya Bf-109G-6 is a phenomenal kit. That said it could use a little upgrading here and there. One of those things is with the guns on the closed cowling option. The kit guns are okay but they lack some detail. The kit ones lack detail due to the limitations of injection plastic.

Eduard has made some beautifully flawless light grey resin replacement ones. Packaged in the normal… more

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12.7mm Ammo Belts

Published: August 22, 2018
Company: Eduard

Ever want to add some detail to your scratchbuilding or diorama? Eduard offers you just this opportunity with these ammo belts. While 1/32nd it could also be used in 1/35th scale. Inside the usual Brassin blister pack are four 12.5 inch ammo belts. Molded perfectly in grey resin these parts include some exquisite detail of the ammo and the links. Carefully removing them from the sprue is… more

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MK 103 - German 30 mm Autocannon

Published: August 21, 2018
Company: Master Model

The Mk-103 was used on a variety of aircraft including the Do-335, Hs-129, FW-190 and Me-410. The barrel and flame dampener are very unique looking. Master from Poland has captured this look perfectly.

The only thing you have to do is to drill a .5mm hole in the cannon housing and replace the plastic parts with the assembled barrels. Each part is separately packaged and then packaged… more

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Junkers Ju-87B Stuka Jumo Propeller w/ Tool

Published: May 8, 2018
Company: Quickboost

The new Airfix Stuka is the model we’ve been waiting for the iconic dive bomber. As always there are some things that can be improved with resin. The kit prop and blades are a little off and lack detail. Well, what do you do if you want the blades to be accurate? Quickboost has provided the answers with their new Propellers and tool.

Inside the standard Quickboost quick seal… more

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Junkers Ju-87B Stuka VS-11 Propeller w/Tool

Published: May 8, 2018
Company: Quickboost

The new Airfix Stuka is the model we’ve been waiting for the iconic dive bomber. As always there are some things that can be improved with resin. The kit prop and blades are a little off and lack detail. Well, what do you do if you want the blades to be accurate? Quickboost has provided the answers with their new Propellers and tool.

Inside the standard Quickboost quick seal… more

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IAR-80 Gun Barrels

Published: May 8, 2018
Company: Aires Hobby Models

The HobbyBoss IAR-80 is a nice kit. There are some limitations when dealing with plastic. One of those limitations is the inability to mold things like cooling vents on gun barrels and the need to keep the parts round and also keep the small barrels out of the end of the vents. I can’t seem to do any of those things effectively. So why not use resin barrels as they are simple and easy to… more

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Bf-109G-6s

Published: May 6, 2018
Company: Eagle Editions Ltd.

The Bf-109G-6 was the most produced variant of the iconic German fighter and as such the paint schemes on it were varied and could get quite interesting. That is where this sheet comes in.

Eagle Editions is known for its Luftwaffe releases and Jerry Crandall is world renowned for his expertise on the Luftwaffe. So it is with that information that I am always eager for each new release… more

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F-14A/B Tomcat Chin Pods

Published: May 4, 2018
Company: Quickboost

The Tamiya F-14A Tomcat set a standard for plastic model kits. If there is a drawback it is that the aircraft can only be built as a very early Tomcat. Well Quickboost has addressed most of the options to upgrade your Tomcat’s chin pod. All these chin pods were used on later F-14As and F-14Bs.

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UH-1D Big Ed Set

Published: May 3, 2018
Company: Eduard

As someone who was very involved in developing the Kitty Hawk UH-1D, I know of some of the shortcomings of the kit. Some things that were not able to be addressed or were caused by the limitations of the plastic. Some things are just better in photoetch.

The key about these Big Ed sets is that they are a one stop shop for a kit. Not only are they a one stop shop but they are discounted… more