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WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot with Lifejacket

Published: November 22, 2016
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires Hobby Models provides a variety of high quality resin products to upgrade, or correct, a variety of models in the most popular scales. They also have a line of crew and pilot figures in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scale. These figures are relatively inexpensive, and make a nice addition to an aircraft diorama, or to add a better since of scale to a finished model.

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B-17 Propellers with Tool

Published: November 21, 2016
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost is known for producing high quality, resin replacement parts for many model kits from most manufacturers. One of their newer offerings is a set of resin replacement propellers for Revell’s B-17 Flying Fortress.

Revell’s kit propellers are typical of what you’ll normally find, four three-blade propellers molded in plastic. They look alright, but lack that extra level of… more

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Battles of Smolensk & Roslavl - 1941

Published: November 17, 2016
Company: Dragon Models

This kit features three figures depicting Wehrmacht soldiers fighting in the battles around Smolensk and Roslavl in 1941. From the start of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, the German forces army had enjoyed many quick successes and had advanced over 300 miles in less than 3 weeks. However, when they encountered the Soviets in the region around Smolensk, the Germans ran… more

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T-34/76 Panzerkampfwagen 747(r)

Published: November 7, 2016
Company: Academy Models

Academy’s 1/35 T-34/76 747(r) is the third installment in Academy’s latest T-34 series. The first two offerings were both T-34/85s, the newest version is a T-34/76 in German service.

During the first few years of the Eastern Campaign, Operation Barbarossa, Germany’s early successes resulted in a large number of captured Soviet equipment, including hundreds of T-34 tanks. The Germans… more

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Dragon's Teeth Tank Traps

Published: October 30, 2016
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 set of sharply cast resin… more

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Yakovlev YAK-1, 1941

Published: October 25, 2016
Company: Brengun

Brengun, based in the Czech Republic, is known for producing a range of photo-etched and resin accessories for airplane models. They also produce a small number of 1/72nd and 1/144th aircraft model sets. One of their latest airplane kits is the Yakovlev Yak-1, Year 1941.

The Yak-1 was a maneuverable, fast and well-armed fighter developed by the Soviet air force in 1940. At the start of… more

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Skandinavisk Aero Industri (SAI), SAI KZ II

Published: October 21, 2016
Company: SBS Model

S.B.S. Models is a Hungarian model company best known for producing resin and photo-etch upgrade kits for planes, AFVs, and other military vehicles. They also produce a handful of full resin plane kits in 1/72nd scale. The SAI KZ-II kit is one of their latest resin kit offerings.

Unless you grew up in Denmark in the late 40s to mid-50s, you might not have heard of the Skandinavisk Aero… more

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Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier

Published: October 11, 2016
Company: Airfix

Following its successful introduction into service with the Royal Airforce, the Harrier generated considerable interest for export orders to other countries. The largest demand for the vertical take-off and landing aircraft came from the United States Marine Corps, who saw the excellent potential to provide close air support while operating from the decks of the smaller amphibious landing… more

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F-104 Starfighter Special Camouflages

Published: September 27, 2016
Book Author(s): Lieuwe De Vries
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

The latest title in the “Spot On” series published by Mushroom Model Publications focuses on a variety of special camouflage schemes featured on F-104 Starfighters from around the world. The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was a single-engine, supersonic jet interceptor developed for the U.S. Air Force in the late 1950s. The plane was remarkable for its speed and set a number of word records;… more

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MaxxPro MRAP - A Visual History of the Maxxpro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Published: August 29, 2016
Book Author(s): John Abrams-Graf with David Doyle
Company: Ampersand Publishing

The International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle was developed in direct response to the unacceptable losses U.S. troops were experiencing in Iraq and Afghanistan from improvised explosive devices, and rocket propelled grenades. The MaxxPro (shorthand for Maximum Protection) was built with a V-shaped hull, and the option to add supplemental side armor for increased crew… more