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Master Piece Models Rulers

Published: December 20, 2019
Company: Master Piece Models

Master Piece Models has an impressive collection of tools for scratch building all kind of projects. Among those tools they have rulers and scale rulers (a ruler that reads you the dimension of the model, ‘scaled’ to the real object).

In this review I’ll cover two of such rules: The 48th scale ruler and the EZ-Read ruler.

Below are the links to the items

Packaging

Fly Rotachute Mk.IV

Published: December 14, 2019
Company: Fly Models

Fly Models has released a multimedia kit of a very obscure subject: The “Rotachute”.

This aircraft was a combination of an autogiro and a parachute, intended to deliver airborne soldiers to the battlefield in an alternative way to the parachute. From what I read online, the main reason behind this aircraft was due to a shortage of silk during the war. You can find some other… more

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Revell 1/32 Fw 190A-8 Photoetch Set

Published: November 19, 2019
Company: Eduard

Eduard Models has released a PE set to spruce up your Revell Fw-190A-8.

Typical of the Zoom line, this set consists of one fret, focused on the instrument panel and a few other cockpit details.

The instrument panel fret is pre-painted and would look very good with an open canopy. It will certainly enhance the looks of your Fw-190. The fret also includes all kind of switches,… more

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Shafrir 2

Published: November 18, 2019
Company: Eduard

Eduard continues to expand its Brassin line, this time with the release of the Shafrir 2 missile in 1/48 scale. These Israeli-built missiles have seen widespread service with the IDF, plus it has been exported to many countries in Latin America (I know of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and perhaps other countries as well).

I have to say that I like the new packaging of the Brassin… more

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British Escort Carriers 1941-45

Published: November 17, 2019
Book Author(s): Angus Konstam
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey Publishing just released a new book devoted to the Escort Carriers under British Flag during World War 2. Still this book has a few paragraphs devoted to the first two Escort Carriers under Dutch Flag. They had (Dutch) Fleet Air Arm Flights detached to them, under operational control of the British, so I think they count as ‘British’.

This book is relatively short at 48 pages… more

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Shachak

Published: October 21, 2019
Company: Eduard

The Eduard Mirage IIIC is a well-known kit, first released in the mid-2000s. Despite being 15-yr old molds, they hold well the pass of time and it is nice to see it re-released. It sure builds into a nice replica of the French interceptor.

The kit comes molded in light grey plastic, with a total of 167 parts in 8 sprues, plus a small sprue of clear parts. The decals are printed by… more

Rockets Installed

RP-3 60lb Rockets for Tempest Mk. V

Published: July 25, 2019
Company: Eduard

As part Tempest release, Eduard Models has included different aftermarket sets. This one is for the RP-3 60 lb rockets, widely used by the Royal Air Force during WW2. The set in particular is recommended for the Eduard Tempest Mk V, as the rockets railings are meant to fit that model. I’ve believe the rockets could be used in other RAF models, if you can source your own railings.

A… more

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Tempest Mk V Series 2

Published: July 23, 2019
Company: Eduard

Eduard has released the long awaited Tempest Mk.V series 2 in their Profipack boxing and what a treat that is. The box includes a total of 7 sprues (two clear), plus pre-painted photo-etch cockpit details, detail pre-cut masks and cartograph-printed decals for 6 different airframes. Not only that, but you will end up with some extra parts for your spares box, as there are a few parts for the… more

Paints tested

Dunkelgrau, Dunkelgelb (x3) & RAL 7008 Gray Green

Published: April 7, 2019
Company: Tru-Color Paint

I have heard of Tru-Color Paints probably a year ago by now. They have an extensive line of railroad and car paints and they are continuously expanding their military line (aircraft, naval, armor). I’ve heard good things about them and I was interested to try them out. But honestly, the price was putting me off a bit. When I had the opportunity to review a few free samples, I jumped to it.… more

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B-25 Mitchell Units of the CBI

Published: March 16, 2019
Book Author(s): Eduard M Young; Illustrator: Jim Laurier
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey Publishing continues to expand its “Combat Aircraft” series, this time with an installment on the B-25 Mitchel Units in the CBI. Like all the other books in this series, you can expect lots of period pictures, color profiles highlighting markings and main camouflages with excellent and detailed research.

The book is broken down in chronological order, which sort of follows a… more