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R.M.S. Titanic (Olympic, Britannic) - Masts Set

Published: August 18, 2018
Company: Master Model

The tragedy of the Titanic sinking is legendary and needs no introduction. For those of us who are, or will build the 1/350 Minicraft Titanic kit, this mast set is a cause for celebration!

I have personally had this ship kit half built and left for a good number of years. I had already scratch built many items to adorn the bridge, grand staircases, and other areas, as well as acquiring… more

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North American P-51 IVa (K) – British Camouflaged Mustangs

Published: June 4, 2018
Company: LPS Hobby

I was drawn to this decal set for two reasons:

One, I thought that camouflaged Mustangs are not seen as much as the bare metal US aircraft.

Two: I had to do the Aussie Southern Cross marking being an Aussie!

LPS Hobby is a decal manufacturer from Brazil. The decal sheet, instruction sheet and cover page are contained within a generously sized zip-lock bag.

This… more

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He 219A-0/A-2 Gun Barrels

Published: May 28, 2018
Company: Quickboost

This is another high-quality resin aftermarket product from QuickBoost and their parent company Aires.

These gun barrels are a simple replacement for the 1/32 Revell He 219 barrels. They are attached to a resin stub, and each gun will need to be removed with a razor saw. All the barrels show fine detail and hollowed barrel ends.

Per the QuickBoost instructions when using Part… more

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Beechcraft Bonanza F-33

Published: April 2, 2018
Company: Minicraft Model Kits

The Beechcraft Bonanza was developed and first flown in 1947 in the “V” tail configuration. In the mid 50’s the design was changed to include a conventional empennage, consisting of vertical tail and horizontal tailplane. This model was called F-33.

This 1/48 scale Bonanza has been around a long time through several different model manufactures, in the “V” tail set up. I remember… more

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Aircraft Clear Display Stand

Published: March 26, 2018
Company: Minicraft Model Kits

Minicraft recently released a second decal scheme for their Beech Bonanza F-33 kit. Along with the Bonanza model, this display stand was looking for a home and a kind word on the IPMS Review Corps list.

This stand is packaged in an industrial strength clear plastic bag with a cardboard fold-over label stapled to the bag top. There are four parts of clear plastic, attached to the sprue… more

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Battle of Britain 1940: The Luftwaffe's "Eagle Attack"

Published: February 27, 2018
Book Author(s): Doug Dildy
Company: Osprey Publishing

Battle of Britain 1940: The Luftwaffe’s “Eagle Attack” is a new title in a new series called Air Campaign. The author is Doug Dildy, a USAF Academy graduate and former USAF Colonel. He has a Degree in history and a Master’s Degree in Political Science. The art work and illustration are superbly done by Graham Turner.

This book is a detailed account of the Luftwaffe’s Operation “… more

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Messerschmitt Me 262B-1/U-1 Night Fighter

Published: November 27, 2017
Company: Revell, Inc.

The Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) was the first operational jet fighter. Design and testing of the first German jet engine was well underway even before World War II started. Due to problems encountered with new materials needed, fatigue and German High Command intervention and delays, the aircraft did not see operational flying until April 1944. The Me 262 was highly maneuverable and faster than… more

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Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V Cannon Barrel Tips and Pitot Tube

Published: November 15, 2017
Company: Master Model

Master Model is a Polish company that makes aftermarket brass gun and cannon barrels, pitot tubes and other replacement parts for scale model aircraft, ships and armor. The finesse and detail of these parts are nothing short of spectacular.

For this review, I have used Eduard’s 1/48 Hawker Tempest that was issued several years ago. It is the perfect candidate for these parts as no… more

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Hurricane Mk. I Tropical

Published: October 21, 2017
Company: Italeri

The Hawker Hurricane needs little introduction. It was one of the finest fighters of the Second World War. It usually took second place to the more glamorous Spitfire. The “Hurri” served Britain and the Allies faithfully throughout the war and was adapted to many different environments. The subject of this build is a Hurricane Mk I Tropical that flew in North Africa.

The kit comes… more

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Snap-Tite 2018 Mustang GT

Published: August 27, 2017
Company: Revell, Inc.

Sometimes experienced modelers get so bogged down with the extensive projects we are working on, we forget to lift our over-taxed heads from the work bench, remove glasses and opti-visors, and smell the sweet success of a quick, easy build. So, while browsing the IPMS review list one day, I came upon this kit and “snapped” it up. My thought was to have my wife build it, but she took off in our… more