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Tempest Mk. V TFace Canopy Masks

Published: April 14, 2019
Company: Eduard

One of the greatest things to ever hit the modeling community was the invention of the canopy mask! These unassuming sets have to be the Holy Grail of saving untold hours masking simple and complex canopies!

Eduard has supplied canopy masks for many years, and recently they introduced a new line of TFace masks. These include the standard masks for the outside of the canopy and also a… more


Tempest Mk. V - Instrument Panel and Harness

Published: April 14, 2019
Company: Eduard

The “LööK” instrument panels sets are a welcome addition to the ever expanding offerings from Eduard. They provide the modeler with a ready to use panel. To compliment these, they are accompanied by a set of steel pre-painted seat belts. These two items will really set a cockpit apart and take it to the next level from the standard kit parts.

When the IPMS offered Eduard’s latest… more


Hawker Tempest Mk. V Gun Bays

Published: April 14, 2019
Company: Eduard

The recently released Eduard Hawker Tempest Mk V really sets a high standard for all other 1/48 scale Tempest’s. While building this kit, I included the Eduard gun bay which took it to an even higher standard!

Gun bays are provided for both wings, but I decided to only use the right wing parts. Now I have a spare set for another build.

The set includes resin and photo etch (… more

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Tempest Mk. V Wheels Late

Published: April 14, 2019
Company: Eduard

These Hawker Tempest resin wheels replace the already nice kit plastic wheels. The stand out features are the extra detail on the rims and tire side walls, flat spots and they are single pieces.

The kit wheels are supplied in two halves to be glued together and the seam dealt with. The resin wheels just have to be removed from the resin pour block with a razor saw. This is located… more


Tempest Mk. V Exhaust Stacks

Published: April 13, 2019
Company: Eduard

This a simple resin set that replaces the exhaust stacks on Eduard’s new Tempest Mk V kit.

The plastic parts supplied in the kit feature solid exhaust pipes that will need to have the ends either painted black or, as I typically do, hollowed out to show depth.

The resin exhausts feature nice weld seam detail and are hollowed out. They are a drop in replacement for the plastic… more

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TF-104 Starfighter

Published: December 29, 2018
Company: Italeri

The F-104 Starfighter was a single engine, single seat fighter that was operational from the mid-1950s through 2004. The TF-104 was a two-seat training version and did not carry the fuselage mounted cannon.

Italeri’s 1/32 scale TF-104 follows their nice F-104 from a few years ago. It comes packaged in a very large, sturdy box. All the parts sprues are individually wrapped and only a… more

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World War Toons German Light Panzer 38 (T)

Published: October 28, 2018
Company: Meng Model

The Panzer 38 was a Czechoslovakian tank designed and built prior to World War 2. After Germany occupied the country, the tank was used successfully against the allies. World War Toonsis a “humorous first-person shooter and tankcombat game set in a whimsical, cartoon-inspiredworld”.

Meng has been expanding into the “egg” scale models over the last few years, and they are EGGzactly what… more

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CASA C-41A - "US Transport Plane"

Published: October 19, 2018
Company: Special Hobby

The CASA-212 Aviocar is a versatile transport aircraft that was manufactured in Spain since the ‘60’s, and Indonesia until 2012. The C-41A is a military version used by the US, Mexico and many other countries within Central and South America. It exhibits excellent short field takeoff and landing (STOL) abilities, and is able to operate from unprepared airstrips.

This model is a re-… more

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The Messerschmitt BF 109 A comprehensive Guide "F to K" Variants

Published: September 9, 2018
Book Author(s): Lynn Ritger
Company: SAM Publications

The Bf 109 is one of the instantly recognizable aircraft of the Second World War, and it is iconic as one of the Luftwaffe’s most potent warplanes.

This book was originally published in 2007 and written by Lynn Ritger. It remains one of the most informative texts for the enthusiast and modeler. This updated version includes all new model builds, aftermarket accessories and decals. As… more

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AMX Leclerc Series 2 Main Battle Tank

Published: August 29, 2018
Company: Tamiya

From the Tamiya USA website: This modern Tamiya classic, originally released in 2005, has been updated with plastic road wheel parts in place of the original's die-cast components.

The Leclerc features a 4-stroke V8 diesel allowing a top speed of 72km/h on road and 50km/h cross country, and is equipped with a French-built 120mm, L/52 smoothbore cannon. Series 2 tanks have an… more