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P-400 Look

Published: June 13, 2020
Company: Eduard

Eduard Models has expanded its Look line by releasing a set to enhance their own P-400 model.

This set of the Look line includes a pre-painted resin instrument panel and prepainted photoetch seatbelts, plus prepainted photoetch levers and such.

The instrument panel is provided in two resin parts and they are meant to be drop-in replacements for the original parts. They fit… more

Box Top

P-400 Profipack

Published: June 11, 2020
Company: Eduard

Eduard Models has re-released their P-400 (actually P-39/P-400 family if you consider all the parts in the sprues) this time in the Profipack boxing, which includes several finishing options, photo-etch upgrades and pre-cut masks.

I’ve believe this model dates to the year 2000. Despite being 20-yr old at time of writing this review, the molds hold really well. There is no flash… more

Product

Mission Models Paint - Color Change

Published: May 22, 2020
Company: Mission Models

Several of my modeling friends have been using Mission Model Paints and telling really good things about them. When I had the chance to review some of them I jump on that opportunity.

Before I go into the particular details of these color change colors, I wanted to mention a few things about the Mission Models Paints:

The very first thing you notice is the volume you get in… more

Front Cover

Bulgarian Fighter Colours 1919-1948 Volume 2

Published: May 22, 2020
Book Author(s): Dénes Bernád
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

The Bulgarian Air Force might have been modest in size compared with other Air Forces during World War 2, but certainly saw its share of combat. While located near the Eastern Front, it was not involved in combat against Russia, but against the Western Allies, when in late 1944 with the Soviet Army amassing on its borders, Bulgaria switched sides and fought its former allies, the Germans.… more

T-38C Heritage Talons Decals

Published: May 21, 2020
Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics

Two Bobs has released a decal sheet covering the Heritage Schemes for the 50th Anniversary of the T-38 in USAF service. You get a total of 5 camouflage schemes, covering an overall grey, a South-East Asia scheme, an Aggressor/Air superiority scheme, a two-grey with a blue fin, and an overall white scheme.

The instruction sheet (printed in full color) it is truly huge at 11”… more

Paint Bottle

Mission Models Paint - Extra Dark Sea Grey

Published: May 21, 2020
Company: Mission Models

Several of my modeling friends have been using Mission Model Paints and telling really good things about them. When I had the chance to review some of them I jump on that opportunity.

The very first thing you notice is the volume you get in each bottle: 1 fluid oz. That would keep you painting for a while. You might worry about the fact that the paint might go bad before you are out of… more

Product

F-15E Big, Bold and Nasty Tigers Decal Set

Published: May 21, 2020
Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics

Two Bobs has released a decal sheet covering the 2018 deployment of the 391st to the Middle East to support Operation Inherent Resolve. During the deployment, 18 airplanes got individual mission markings and nose art.

The instruction sheet (printed in full color) it is truly huge at 11”x17” and it includes color callouts in FS standard, plus Testors, Humbrol, Mr. Color,… more

Cover

Spotlight on Mirage III & Mirage 5

Published: May 10, 2020
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 Mirage III and Mirage 5 series of aircraft.

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 42 color… more

Front Cover

Enemy at the Gates - Panic Fighters of the Second World War

Published: May 2, 2020
Book Author(s): Justo Miranda
Company: Fonthill Media

Fonthill Media has released the latest book from Justo Miranda, covering the “Panic Fighters” of World War Two. The definition of a panic fighter relates to designs that were rushed into service, due to the high likelihood of being attacked by a larger, more powerful country (hence the “Enemy at the Gates” title).

In this book there are three countries listed as “Aggressors”: Germany… more

Front Cover

Armored Personnel Carrier M2/M3/M4 Half Track

Published: May 1, 2020
Book Author(s): Sławomir Zajączkowski
Company: Kagero Publishing

The Topdrawings series specializes in line-drawings of a given subject in each booklet. The 84th installment in this series is devoted to the always popular M2/M3/M4 Armored Personnel Carrier Half-Track.

This booklet has 4-View for the M2 (early, mid, late production), M2A1 (early and late), M3 (early and late), plus color profiles of M2A1, M3, M4A1 (4-view color), and even… more