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Russian Flora Uniforms Figure Set

Russian Flora Uniforms, Figure Set

Published: October 14, 2020
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

As an avid figure modeler, I was given the opportunity to examine this new paint set by Ammo, which replicates the rather fiddly camouflage pattern often seen on modern Russian infantry. As an avowed enamel/oil paint aficionado, I thought it would be interesting to examine this acrylic set from my own jaundiced perspective.

To try out these paints, I elected to use a rather crude… more

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Roman Soldier versus Parthian Warrior

Published: October 3, 2020
Book Author(s): Si Sheppard
Company: Osprey Publishing

Roman imperial expansion over the entire Mediterranean basin was going full tilt in the first century BC. Nobody had been able to stop them and their inexorable legions, which were bound together by a discipline and unit cohesion seldom found anywhere else in the ancient world. They had rolled over the Punics, the Celts, the Macedonians and everyone else standing in their quest for global (as… more

Chernobyl #2

Chernobyl #2

Published: September 19, 2020
Company: ICM

Once again ICM is modeling one of the worst man-made disasters of the 20th century – the catastrophic explosion and meltdown of the Number 4 nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in 1986 – an event that would impact most of the world in one fashion or another. That ICM has the boldness to create such a fascinating look at recent history in model form says a lot about this company’s choices… more

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WWII British Ground Personnel (1939-1945)

Published: September 19, 2020
Company: ICM

It wasn’t so long ago that 1/32nd aircraft modelers were pretty hard pressed to find pilot or ground crew figures for dioramas they wished to make. ICM has rather single-handedly addressed this issue, and has been busy churning out wonderful sets to complement your 1/32nd scale aircraft collection. One of the latest of these is their WWII British Ground Personnel set.

This simple set… more

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Spotlight on Ilyushin Il-2

Published: September 18, 2020
Book Author(s): Viktor Povinsky
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

The Ilyushin Il-2, commonly known as the “Sturmovik,” was a ground attack aircraft used by the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War (World War 2) in great numbers. In fact, it was the most produced aircraft of all back then, with almost 37,000 being made during the course of the war. Simple, sturdy and heavily armored, it played a crucial role on the Eastern Front fighting against the… more

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US WASP (1943 - 1945)

Published: September 17, 2020
Company: ICM

The Women’s Airforce Service Pilots organization was a unit during World War 2 in which women became trained pilots in order to test or ferry aircraft to war zones, the whole intent being to free more male pilots for combat roles. Formed from the Women’s Flying Training Detachment and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, the WASPs merged these two into a single unit in 1942 and carried… more

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Gloster Sea Gladiator Mk.II

Published: September 15, 2020
Company: ICM

The siege of Malta – a small island in the Mediterranean Sea – held by the British from 1940 to 1942 against the combined might of the German and Italian air and sea forces is one of the more memorable stories from World War 2. Directly on the route from Europe to North Africa, it was a thorn in the side of the Axis supply line to their forces duking it out for control of Libya and Algeria.… more

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Moskvitch 401-420A Soviet Passenger Car

Published: August 15, 2020
Company: ICM

You have to give the former Soviet Union credit – they didn’t waste time coming up with something new IF something available would do the trick. They did it with the U.S. B-29 bomber (Tupelov Tu-4) and they didn’t with this series of post-war sedans – making a carbon copy of Germany’s Opel Kadett from 1946 on.

ICM has previously made a closed-top four-door sedan version of this lovely… more

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UNEF: The Yugoslav Contingent

Published: August 12, 2020
Book Author(s): Bojan Dimitrijevic
Company: Helion & Company

Some time after the end of World War 2 and the establishment of the U.N., one of the first opportunities for the fledgling organization to flex its peacekeeper muscles was on the heel of the 1956 Arab-Israeli war. This serious flare-up between Israel and its neighbors – the first really serious conflict of many to come – was seen by the world as a definite threat to the stability of the entire… more

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At the Forward Edge of Battle: A History of the Pakistan Armored Corps 1938-2016 Volume 1

Published: August 12, 2020
Book Author(s): Syed Ali Hamid
Company: Helion & Company

Some decades before Pakistan became a separate nation, India had its own armored corps serving as a colonial force. Realistically, it was more of an armored unit in name than in fact, as early on their British overlords put them right at the bottom of the list in terms of supplies, even as World War Two swept the globe. Unspoken (for the most part) at the time was the belief that Indian “… more