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Case White - The Invasion of Poland 1939

Published: April 29, 2020
Book Author(s): Robert Forczyk
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey Publishing has recently released a book by Robert Forczyk covering the Invasion of Poland. He is a well-known author and superb researcher of military topics. Certainly, this book is not an exception to his well-earned reputation.

The book is broken down in the following sections

  • Poland is not lost
  • Poland prepares for the next round
  • The Threat… more

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IDF F-CK 1C/D

Published: April 29, 2020
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 Freedom Model F-CK 1/C/D.

The set is very comprehensive, including 12 parts covering the main landing gear, the nose landing gear and even the nose wheel well. These parts are drop-in replacements for the plastic parts. In addition… more

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Sea Vixen Faw.2 Landing Gear

Published: April 29, 2020
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 Trumpeter 1/48 Sea Vixen.

The set is including 7 parts covering the main landing gear struts and fork. These parts are drop-in replacements for the plastic parts. Considering the size of the Sea Vixen, investing on a sturdy landing… more

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The History of Toy Soldiers

Published: March 1, 2020
Book Author(s): Luigi Toiati
Company: Pen & Sword

This book covers the history of toy and model soldiers for the last 2,500 years of human civilization. That is not a minor feat, considering that human civilization is about 6,000-year-old.

The book describes the religious and martial uses of scale toys in the past and how the model soldier became a toy in the late 1800s through the mid-1950 and a collectible in the 21st century. It… more

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Italian Vittorio Veneto-Class Battleships

Published: January 30, 2020
Book Author(s): Andrzej Perepeczko
Company: Kagero Publishing

Casemate Publishers bring us a book from Polish editorial Kagero, covering the Vittorio Veneto class of battleships (Littorio/Italia, Vittorio Veneto, Roma and an unfished hull Imperio). The book was written by Andrzej Perepeczko and he has done a great research job in his book.

The book is broken down in the following sections.

  • Origin
  • Design and Equipment… more

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Mirage III IAI Nesher/Dagger

Published: January 27, 2020
Book Author(s): Salvador Mafe Huertas
Company: Kagero Publishing, Casemate Publishers

Casemate Publishers bring us a book from Polish editorial Kagero, covering the IAI Nesher / Dagger/Finger. The book was written by Salvador Mafé Huertas and his dedication and passion for the topic transpires in each page.

A little bit of history in the airframe names: The Israelis named Nesher to their Mirage V. When transferred to Argentina - with some electronic changes- they were… more

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Mirage F-1 CT/CR "Special Edition" with Tru-Color Paints

Published: January 21, 2020
Company: MRC, Tru-Color Paint

The paints were provided by Tru-Color Paint. https://trucolorpaint.com/

This is a combined review of the 1/48 Italeri Mirage F.1 “Bye-Bye Mirage” and a selection of Tru-Color paints provided for the build review.

When you open the box you find a total of 5 sprues (one clear) with many parts marked as “not for use” -weapons for the most… more

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L-19 Bird Dog

Published: January 15, 2020
Company: Iliad Design

Illiad Design has recently released an aftermarket decal set covering Cessna L-19/O-1. The Bird Dog saw service with over 20 air forces so the choice of markings is very varied and this sheet does not disappoint.

This decal sheet covers a total of 6 aircrafts and you are provided with enough markings as to be able to model 5 of them (or all of them if you have some extra… more

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FuG Antennas

Published: January 15, 2020
Company: Brengun

Brengun continues to expand its line of photoetch aftermarket detail parts regarding all type of antennas used by Luftwaffe aircrafts during World War 2.

Typical of Brengun you get an unpainted fret of easy to bend brass. This review covers:

BRL 48099 covers the FuG200 antenna in use by Ju-88, Bv-138, He-177, Bv-222, Fw-200, Ju-290 and other long range reconnaissance types.… more

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Soviet Naval Aviation (Pilot and Land Crew WW2)

Published: December 24, 2019
Company: Reskit

ResKit from Ukraine has released a two-figure aftermarket set for the 48th scale aviation modelers. The figures are for a Soviet Naval Pilot and a Land Crew personnel, both of them in a military salute standing position in winter clothes.

You can see in the pictures that the figures as casted have superb surface details and all the folds in the clothing will render… more