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Brengun A-4 Skyhawk RATO rockets

A-4 Skyhawk RATO Rockets for Multiple A-4 Kits

Published: February 18, 2021
Company: Brengun

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

This set is intended to enhance the 1/48 Skyhawk A-4 C/E/F/M. This set can be used with any of the 1/48 Skyhawk kits, like the Hasegawa, ESCI/AMT/Italeri, Hobbycraft, HobbyBoss, or Monogram. If I am missing any other maker in the list, it is an… more

Spitfire 4 Spoked Wheels

Spitfire Mk.IX Wheels (4 spoke)

Published: February 18, 2021
Company: Aires Hobby Models

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

This set is intended to replace the wheels of the 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk. IX. The parts are molded in grey resin, free of bubbles or imperfections and with great surface detail, down to the manufacturer of the tires molded with enough raised detail that… more

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The Continuation War 1941-44 Soviet Soldier vs Finnish Soldier

Published: February 5, 2021
Book Author(s): David Campbell; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey Publishing continues to expand its “Combat” line, this time with an installment of the Soviet Soldier vs Finnish Soldier during the so-called “Continuation War”, which lasted from 1941 to 1944.

This conflict started a few days after the German invasion of the Soviet Union, when Finland attempted to regain territories lost during the Winter War of 1940. Shortly after the fast… more

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Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1919-1941 – Vol 1

Published: January 16, 2021
Book Author(s): Petrovic & Nikolic
Company: MMP Books

MMP Books continues its series of  “Colours of…” Eastern European Air Forces. This time the Yugoslav Air Force in the 1919-1941 period is covered. The first volume covers the period immediate to the end of World War I up to a few years before World War II.

In particular this book covers the following airframes

  • Nieuport 24 & 27
  • Spad S.7
  • Albatross D… more

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Swedish Bomber Colours – 1924-1958

Published: January 16, 2021
Book Author(s): Mikael Forslund
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

MMP Books continues its series of  “Colours of…” Smaller European Air Forces. This time, the Bombers of the Swedish Air Force in the 1924-1058 period are covered. This period cover the critical years of World War II when these aircraft performed a critical job of protecting Swedish neutrality.

Don’t let the word “Colours… “ in the title fool you. This book is not just about color… more

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Sea Harrier FRS.1/FA.2 Exhaust Nozzles

Published: January 16, 2021
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Czech manufacturer Aires released a resin drop-in set for the Kinetic Sea Harrier in 1/48 scale.

Parts are cast in a cream-colored resin, with good surface detail (including rivets and panel lines) and no part lines. The parts are free of any surface defects or bubbles.

Attachment points of the pouring blocks are thin and easy to remove. More importantly, they are located… more

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Sea Harrier FRS.1/FA.2 Wheel Bay

Published: January 16, 2021
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Czech Manufacturer Aires Hobby Models has released an aftermarket set to replace the Sea Harrier FRS.1/FA.2 wheel bays. The Sea Harrier has two main wheel bays (nose and ventral) and this kit provides you parts for both. As an ‘extra’ you even get the interior part of the SHAR air intake -the area just behind the cockpit area- molded in resin.

All parts are molded in cream-colored… more

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P-51K/Mustang Mk.IV Exhaust

Published: December 20, 2020
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost is a company that specializes in drop-in resin replacement parts to enhance the appearance of your models. Being “drop-in” replacements, it is very rare you need you modify the original parts, hence the “quick” name.

In this case I am reviewing the exhaust engine for the well-known P-51D Mustang in 1/48 scale from Airfix.

As you can see from the pictures the resin… more

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USAF Aggressors Desert & Artic Colors Set

Published: December 20, 2020
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

I have been using enamels for many years (decades) now. Enamel hobby paints are getting harder 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 some of my modeling buddies had good things to say about them.

Readying the AMMO website, you learn… more

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USAF Aggressors Blue Colors Set

Published: December 20, 2020
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

I have been using enamels for many years (decades) now. Enamel hobby paints are getting harder to find and there are the health considerations on enamels, so I have been exploring different acrylic options out there. I was excited to see the chance to review the AMMO products, as some of my modeling buddies had good things to say about them.

Reading the AMMO website, you learn that… more