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Guard Stand

Published: April 7, 2013
Company: Plusmodel

Plusmodel is expanding their super line and branching out! This is good news. Along with their EASY Line of simple resin kits, they are starting to release all-wood kits. This is a fine example of the art. This is designed to represent a simple wooden guard stand. Wood is always handy, and making a guard stand to keep the guards dry is something every soldier looks forward to doing –… more

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British Anti-Tank Gun QF 6-Pdr MK-II

Published: March 31, 2013
Company: Zvezda

The old adage Things get better with age may old true to a number of items but this is definitely not one of them. This kit started life way back in the old days! It was part of the Max Peerless line and was hitched to their 15CWT and released as kit 3508. Then, Italeri released the gun as a 6 lb. Gun M-1, kit 323. That version included a nice base with fence and ammunition and… more



Published: March 18, 2013
Book Author(s): Stanislaw Jablonski and Grzegorz Okorski
Company: Kagero Publishing

The T-34/85 is one of the most widely recognized tanks in the world. Over 18,000 were built before the end of WWII. Then, in 1951, Poland received marketing approval and continued production, re-manufacturing, and improving the T-34/85 series.

Kagero has done a great job on this book. Like most of their Top Shot series, this book is only 44 pages long and contains 180 color pictures… more



Published: March 17, 2013
Book Author(s): Albert Osinski
Company: Kagero Publishing

Kagero has been publishing for as many years as I can remember. Their books (the ones that I have) are dog-leafed and spine-flattened from pulling them out often to look over their pictures. Kagero’s Topshot series is designed explicitly for the model builder. These books are usually about 44 pages and filled with pictures of the vehicles covered. This particular tome is 44 pages… more

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U.S. Ammunition Boxes, Vietnam

Published: March 8, 2013
Company: Plusmodel

This is a neat set! You get enough resin ammo cans, laser-cut wood, brass wire, and decals to make three crates. You can also build the crates empty and use the ammo cans separately to fill an even wider scene or vehicle load. The laser-cut wood is well defined and even has engraved sections describing what is contained inside.

Construction began with removing the resin ammunition… more

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U.S. F-105 Pilot

Published: March 4, 2013
Company: Aero Line

Dateline: February 11:

Review package from IPMS/USA (Dick Montgomery) arrives. After looking at the items, I realized there was an item in the box that I had not wanted. I immediately fired off an email to the Review Delivery Man…

I got my package today and I think there may be an upset reviewer out there! Inside my KODAK carousel box were… more

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Fire Extinguisher

Published: February 19, 2013
Company: Plusmodel

Sometimes in the model building universe that most of us live in, the planets align just right and a little glimmer of satisfaction shines through. This is the case with these fire extinguishers. I am currently building a conversion of an M3 IDF Sandwich Car. When the review list made its second round and no one had laid claim to the Plusmodel items, I volunteered to do the ones that no one… more

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Box for U.S. Flamethrower

Published: February 19, 2013
Company: Plusmodel

Plusmodel has been making resin aftermarket items for as long as I can remember. Many moons ago, I purchased their GI Rats, thinking it was meals and finding out they were actually 1/35 resin rats. The items I have purchased and received since then have been nothing short of excellent. Their line has continued to grow and expand and they offer a wide range of items for the aircraft, armor,… more

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IDF M51 Sherman Crew – Ammo - Storage

Published: May 17, 2012
Company: Verlinden Productions

Verlinden Productions continues to be on the front line releasing many items for Middle East War model builders. This set is just another offering in their LONG line of items directly designed for the IDF modeler. This set is designed for the newly released Tamiya M-51 kit! Other than a couple issues, you could cover your M51 with period gear plus get a three piece crew set. All the items… more


Lioness and Lion of the Line Volume 2

Published: April 30, 2012
Company: SabIngaMartin Publications

Doctor Robert Manasherob just keeps making our day for those of us that are into the Israeli Defense Forces! His many in-depth books covering the armored vehicles of the IDF are nothing short of spectacular! His books often contain personal insights and stories that help bring the books to life. The inclusion of never before seen pictures and color walk arounds of the actual vehicles are a… more