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Nuts and Bolts 1.6 mm, 2 mm, and 2.5 mm

Published: October 6, 2014
Company: Squadron Products

Squadron has issued 1/35 resin sets for nuts and bolts to detail your armor and about any other kit needing nuts and bolts. The Three examples review here are:

  • 93505- 1.6mm Nuts and Bolts- $6.99
  • 93506- 2.0mm Nuts and Bolts- $9.99
  • 93507- 2.5mm Nuts and Bolts- $11.99

Each resin set contain 36 nuts with bolt tips and 36 bolt heads, 6 complete… more

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KC-135 Landing Gear

Published: October 6, 2014
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions has released a set of white metal front and main gear for the Minicraft USAF KC-135E in 1/144th scale. This set includes a one part front gear strut and two 4 part main rear struts. These nine parts are direct replacements for kit parts # 12, 16, 17, 28, 29 and 36 times 4.

During my parts inspection I did discover that on the SAC main landing gear assemblies… more

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CH-46, HH-46 Landing Gear

Published: September 26, 2014
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions has released a set of white-metal front and rear main gear for the Academy CH-46 in 1/48 scale. The set includes three parts, a front gear strut and two main rear struts. These three parts are direct replacements for kit parts A-18, B20(r), and B21(l).

There are two deficiencies in the kit gear that are alleviated by the SAC replacements. First my kit gear… more

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MV-22 Egg Osprey

Published: September 10, 2014
Company: Hasegawa

Wow what a fun little kit to build of a modern USMC war machine. The most interesting thing about the model is this kit can be built as a snap/or press tite build. No glue is actually necessary to construct this model.

Tenax 7 was used to cement all the parts and reacted well to the medium density Hasegawa plastic. Bondo 907 was used for the few seams that needed filling and again… more

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U.S.S. San Antonio LPD-17

Published: June 25, 2014
Company: Cyber-Hobby

Parts count:

  • 7 - Total plastic trees including
  • 1 - 3 piece stand in light grey plastic
  • 1 - Upper Hull in light grey plastic
  • 1 - Waterline Hull in light grey plastic
  • 2 - 24 piece MV-22s in light grey plastic
  • 2 - 119 pieces for Ship details in light grey plastic
  • 1 - Photo etched tree with 7 pieces
  • 1 - 2 ½” x 4”… more

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Peterbuilt 359 Wrecker

Published: April 11, 2014
Company: Revell, Inc.

Revell graced us with the re-release of the “Can Do” and now the “Will-Do” 14 wheel Peterbuilt 359 Heavy Wrecker. This kit contains close to 700 parts of which nearly 40 are not used. The box alone is massive in size, some 20” x 14” x 5”, which sizes up well with the completed model of 18” long with everything folded up for travel. If you choose to build the kit with all the options in… more

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Candies and Hughes Barracuda Funny Car

Published: January 16, 2014
Company: Polar Lights

Round 2 / Polar Lights have recently been reissuing many of the drag racing kits of cars that were campaigned in the early and mid seventies calling them the Legends of the Quarter Mile. By today’s standards, these kits are rather dated with many pluses and many more minuses.

Kit includes:

  • 52 parts on 2 chrome trees
  • 59 parts on 7 white trees including the… more

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The Slingster Dragster

Published: December 29, 2013
Company: Monogram

Prior to its arrival I did some research for my review of this kit and I came across a statement on a social media site. “My best piece of advice when you go to the hobby shop to buy this kit? Three simple words, BUY A CASE!” Made me laugh. When the kit arrived and I opened the box I thought “BUY A CASE.” Well that was short lived. Maybe just a few. Upon further examination I found that… more

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’65 Chevelle SS 396 Z-16

Published: October 30, 2013
Company: Revell, Inc.

Revell has brought back to us the revered Chevy Chevelle Z-16 with its awesome 396 cubic inch big block. First minted in 1998 and then again in 2007 as the 2 in 1 “California Wheels,” this kit is a must for muscle car collectors.

The model itself consists of a total of 121 styrene parts on 8 trees, plus the body. Four sprue and the body are molded in white, two sets in chrome, one in… more