IPMS Number
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Tiger 1 German Army Heavy Tank Southern Front

Published: December 4, 2018
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

Pen and Sword Books’ latest release in their Tank Craft series details the Pzkpfw VI Tiger 1 Heavy Tank. This series of books is designed to provide model builders and tank enthusiasts a detailed visual reference of the actual tanks featured, as well as their scale model equivalents. This book focuses specifically on the Tiger I tanks deployed to the southern front for the North Africa… more

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Lockheed P-38J Lightning

Published: November 5, 2018
Company: Minicraft Model Kits

Minicraft produces a variety of aircraft kits in 1/48th, 1/72nd, and 1/144th scale, but I always associate them with the wide variety of 1/144th planes they offer.

Over the years, Minicraft has released and re-released this version of the P-38 a number of times. Many times it’s just a new boxing, or has a different decal scheme, but every… more

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Italian Armoured & Reconnaissance Cars 1911–45

Published: October 24, 2018
Book Author(s): Filippo Cappellano, Pier Paolo Battistelli
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey’s New Vanguard series is a well-established line of books featuring full color artworks, exploded and cutaway diagrams, and black and white photographs and diagrams. They can be a good resource for model makers, wargamers, or military history enthusiasts. I actually find that when I read them, they tend to inspire me to want to build a model of one or more of the subjects, which can… more

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OKB Grigorov Soviet Heavy Tank SMK

Published: September 13, 2018
Company: OKB Grigorov

OKB Grigorov is a small model company based in Bulgaria that you may not be too familiar with. The company focuses primarily on AFVs, tanks, and naval ships in 1/72, 1/350 and 1/700 scales, and they have an extensive list of products available. They produce full resin kits with photo-etch enhancements, as well as resin, photo-etch, and white metal conversion pieces for other models. More… more

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US Armor Display Base 2

Published: August 18, 2018
Company: Coastal Kits

Coastal Kits is based in Lancashire, UK, and began marketing their own range of display bases at the end of 2012. Since that time, their business has grown and concentrates almost exclusively on printed display bases for just about any type of model you ever wanted to build in just about any scale. Looking thru the offerings on their website is almost overwhelming there are so many choices,… more

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Armor Display Base (Small)

Published: August 7, 2018
Company: Coastal Kits

Coastal Kits is based in Lancashire, UK, and began marketing their own range of display bases at the end of 2012. Since that time, their business has grown and concentrates almost exclusively on printed display bases for just about any type of model you ever wanted to build in just about any scale. Looking thru the offerings on their website is almost overwhelming there are so many choices,… more

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T-60 Early Series. Soviet Light Tank Interior Kit

Published: June 16, 2018
Company: MiniArt

The T-60 was a light tank designed for scout and reconnaissance missions that was rushed into production a month after the start of Operation Barbarossa. Over a two-year period, approximately 7,000 of these vehicles were built. The T-60 scout tank was lightly armored, lightly armed with a 20mm canon a a machine gun, that was roundly hated by the two-man crews who operated it. The light armor,… more

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Focke Wulf FW-190A-4/5 Landing Gear

Published: May 16, 2018
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) produces white metal replacement gear for a variety of popular model kits from a variety of manufacturers. The white metal replacements are normally a one-for-one replacement with the plastic parts provided with the kit. Some landing gear sets consist of the main gear only while others include the nose gear, tail gear and wheels. In some cases, inaccuracies… more

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Dutch Walrus Submarine

Published: April 11, 2018
Company: OKB Grigorov

OKB Grigorov is a small model company based in Bulgaria that you may not be too familiar with. The company focuses primarily on AFVs, tanks, and naval ships in 1/72, 1/350 and 1/700 scales and they have an extensive list of products available. They produce full resin kits with photo-etch enhancements, as well as resin, photo-etch and white metal conversion pieces for other models.

The… more

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T-80 Photoetch Set

Published: March 26, 2018
Company: Hauler

Hauler produces photo-etched and resin upgrade sets for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and dioramas. They also produce a few resin kits. Their products are in most of the common scale sizes, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35, but they also produce a number of other items in common railroad hobbyist scales.

The kit for this review is a small set of photoetch… more