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Spitfire MK II LR Conversion Kit

Published: December 11, 2011
Company: 3D-Kits

In 1941, Britain had an idea on how to extend the range of the Spitfire MK II so that it would be able to escort and protect their bombers from the Luftwaffe further into Europe. This idea incorporated a 40 gallon fixed fuel tank under the port wing. The only problem was that speed and maneuverability suffered. The tanks were used by the RAF’s 66, 188, and 152 Squadrons.

This set is… more

Product Parts

F-22 Raptor Cockpit Set

Published: November 18, 2011
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires now offers a resin cockpit set for the Fujimi F-22 Raptor. This set has very well detailed resin pieces as well as photo etch. They are molded in the standard Aires grey resin and are flash and bubble free. They also include a 4 page, blue paper diagram, which is also a real help.

The resin pieces include a cockpit tub, ejection seat, control console and the hydraulic lifts to… more

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Buffalo Tail Cone and Wheel

Published: November 14, 2011
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added another resin aircraft accessory to their aircraft line. This time it is the tail cone and tail wheel to convert the Hasegawa Brewster Buffalo F-2A-2 into a Brewster Buffalo 339. It is up to their usual standards; molded in grey resin, smooth, seamless, and bubble-free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice… more

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F-22 Control Lever and Throttle

Published: November 14, 2011
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost just keeps adding to their line of resin aircraft accessories. Another addition is for the Revell F-22 Raptor. It is up to their usual standards: molded in grey resin, smooth, seamless, and bubble-free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice perforation.

The control lever and throttle that come in the Revell kit look… more

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Spitfire Correct Antenna

Published: November 14, 2011
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost just keeps adding to their line of resin aircraft accessories. The latest addition is for the Spitfire. This time they have put out the correct antenna for the top of your Spitfire instead of the usual straight stick that comes in so many kits. It is up to their usual standards: molded in grey resin, smooth, seamless, and bubble-free. One thing of note is that they are really easy… more

Parts Packaging

F-16I Sufa Exhaust Nozzles

Published: October 21, 2011
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires now offers a resin replacement exhaust set for the F-16I Sufa. This set has very well-detailed resin pieces as well as a small photo etch afterburner. They are molded in the standard Aires grey resin and are flash and bubble free. They also include a 2 page, blue paper diagram, which is also a real help.

The resin pieces include the burner cans, turbine faces, and nozzles.… more

Box Art

Stratos 4 TSR.2MS

Published: October 2, 2011
Company: Airfix

My son was really excited when he saw that a model of the Stratos 4 was being put out by Airfix. He is an avid Anime fan and wanted us to build this model together. Before the kit even arrived, he had already brought out his DVDs of the Stratos 4 series. The Stratos 4 series was done by Studio Fantasia and Bandai Visual and directed by Takeshi Mori. The story is about the comet defense system… more

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F4F Wildcat Stabilizer

Published: August 17, 2011
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost.net just keeps adding to their great line of quality resin aircraft accessories. The latest addition is for the Hasegawa F4F Wildcat. It is up to their usual standards; molded in grayish cream colored resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block with just a few passes from a hobby saw.

The stabilizers… more

Kitset packaging

Aces 2 Ejection Seat, Late Version

Published: August 15, 2011
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires has added the late model Aces 2 ejection seat to their 1/72 aircraft accessory line. Aires doesn’t specify any kit for this one so it should fit in any model aircraft that would use the Aces 2 seat. I picked the Italeri F-15. They also include 2 seats so you can do either two single seats or one 2 seat aircraft.

This offering is a quality piece of resin; smooth,… more

Kitset packaging

Lockheed S-3A Viking Bomb Bay and Wheel Well

Published: August 14, 2011
Company: Pavla Models

Pavla has come out with a Bomb Bay and Wheel well set for the Hasegawa 1/72 S-3A Viking. When you first look at the Hasegawa kit you realize that the Bomb bay doors are molded in the closed position. This may be okay for the S-3B but the A model carried Torpedoes. After all it was a sub hunter, so who wouldn’t want a bomb bay?

This offering is really a quality set of resin pieces;… more