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Dewoitine D.520

Published: May 24, 2021
Book Author(s): Marek Rys
Company: Kagero Publishing

The Topdrawings series specializes in line-drawings of a given subject in each booklet. The 104th installment in this series is devoted to the Dewoitine D.520.

This booklet has line drawings (front, back, left, right, top, bottom, plus fuselage contours) for the D.520 C-1 early series (long spinner), D.520 C-1 late series (short spinner) and the two seat trainer the D.520 DC… more

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Spotlight on F-15 Eagle

Published: May 24, 2021
Book Author(s): JP Vieira
Company: MMP Books

The Spotlight ON series specializes in color profiles of a given subject. In this case it is the F-15 Eagle.

The book starts with a two pages description (landscape format) the characteristics of the aircraft and operational history of it. It is not meant to be exhaustive; it is just a primer as the real reason for this book are the fantastic 40 color profiles of the F-15 Eagle in… more

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WWII Regia Aeronautica – Early Colors and Late Colors

Published: May 24, 2021
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

I have been using enamels for many years (a couple of decades) now. Enamel hobby paints are getting hard to find and there are the health considerations on enamels, so I have been exploring different acrylics options out there. I was excited to see I had the chance to review the AMMO products as my recent experiences with their products have been good.

The set A.mig - 7237, Regia… more

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Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM)

Published: March 10, 2021
Company: Dukel Hobbies

The Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) is a 30-ton armored tracked combat vehicle with a 105 mm cannon based on the running gear and hull of the Marder Infantry Vehicle. It has been designed considering the constrains of roads, bridges and terrain of Argentina. It was designed as a joint effort of Thyssen-Henschel and TAMSE (an Argentinean company specially created to build the TAM). The hull has… more


Ki-43 Wheels

Published: March 7, 2021
Company: Brengun

Brengun from Czech Republic specializes on aftermarket details; for the most part releasing drop-in resin or photoetch replacement parts.

This set is intended to replace the kit wheels of the 1/48 Ki-43. Most likely the main recipient is likely to be the Hasegawa kit, but it could certainly work with the Arii or Fine Molds rendition of the airplane, with perhaps some minor… more

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Duke Hawkins – Sepecat Jaguar

Published: March 7, 2021
Book Author(s): Robert Pied, Nicolas Deboeck
Company: HMH Publications

I’ll be honest. I’ve never heard of HMH Publications or Duke Hawkins before I had the opportunity of reviewing this book. After having had the chance of reviewing the book I am very glad to have been introduced to them. This book exudes quality.

The quality evident, both in the content that is covered (i.e level of detail) and the quality of the printing. The paper quality is super,… more


Macchi Mc.205 Wheels & Paint Mask

Published: March 5, 2021
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires Models from Czech Republic specializes on aftermarket details; for the most part releasing drop-in resin replacement parts.

This set is intended to replace the wheels of the 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi 205. The set includes tail wheel and tail wheel fork. The parts are molded in grey resin, free of bubbles or imperfections and with great surface detail, down to the manufacturer of the… more

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The Italian Folgore Parachute Division – Operations in North Africa 1940-43

Published: February 28, 2021
Book Author(s): Paolo Morisi
Company: Helion & Company

Casemate Publisher is distributing a book from Helion & Companion Publishers on “The Folgore Parachute Division, Operations in North Africa 1940-43”. The author has done extensive research on the topic and each chapter is profusely referenced.

Each chapter describes a very clearly defined period of time of the Division and has the very logical breakdown, as follows:


He 111Z-1 Zwilling Landing Gear

Published: February 23, 2021
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions specializes in white metal replacement parts. Its line of replacement landing gear has been expanded to include a set for the ICM 1/48 He 111Z-1 Zwilling.

The set is including a total 20 parts covering the main landing gear struts, fork and tail wheel. I am not 100% sure, but most likely these parts can be used with any of the ICM (single fuselage) He 111.… more

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USAAF P-51 "North Africa"

Published: February 23, 2021
Company: Academy Models

Accurate Miniatures P-51 has been released and re-boxed many times. This time Academy is re-releasing the Allison engine version of the P-51, with a nice decal set focused on the North Africa theater of operations with both RAF and USAAF service. I should point out that one of the marking options is for service over the European Theater of Operations.

The molds date back to the mid-… more