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L-29 Delfin Weekend Edition

Published: January 27, 2019
Company: Eduard

Eduard Models has repacked the very good AvantGarde AMK L-29 in 1/48 scale. Eduard provides a striking Tiger finish, with decals for each stripe. It also offers a photoetch fret and masks, but these add-ons are not part of the original Weekend box. They are items FE903 and EX596. I had the opportunity to review the extra items together with the Weekend box, so I went ahead and review them all… more


Perforated Metal Plate

Published: December 26, 2018
Company: Croco Models

Croco Models from Latvia specializes in aftermarket detail sets and resin sets, mainly of armored vehicles. They sure know how to find unique and interesting subjects. Visit their webpage and you will see.

Besides aftermarket details and resin kits, they release small generic detail parts, in this case a perforated metal plate, with very small circular plates in a diamond pattern.… more


Royal Navy Corsairs

Published: December 20, 2018
Company: Fundekals

Fundekals has released a decal sheet covering Royal Navy Corsairs (F4U-1A) in WW2 for 1/32 scale.

The sheet provides markings for 3 airframes; options are

  • Corsair Mk II, JT427
  • Corsair MkII, JT 383
  • Corsair Mk III, JS70

all of them in HMS Victorious during October 1944 in the camouflage colors of Dark Slate Grey, Extra Dark Sea Grey over… more

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SBD-5 "Battle of Philippines Sea"

Published: December 12, 2018
Company: Academy Models

Academy as re-boxed the very good Accurate Miniatures SBD-5 and it has added value to it by providing a mask set and a small photo-etch fret.

Upon opening the box you find 7 plastic sprues -one of them clear-, plus a PE fret for minor details like seatbelts and a really nice mask set to take care of that greenhouse canopy. Please note that the mask set is customized to the open and… more

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Axis Armored Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War

Published: December 1, 2018
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

Pen and Sword has released a new book on their series “Images of War”. This book is focused on Axis Armored Fighting Vehicles during War World Two.

The book is divided on 4 main chapters

  • Reconnaissance Vehicles
  • Assault Guns
  • Tank Destroyers
  • Miscellaneous;

All chapters have a well-researched introduction to the type of vehicle… more


Bf-109F Overtrees and Overlept Details

Published: November 16, 2018
Company: Eduard

Eduard Models has been releasing “Overtrees” and “Overlept” versions of their main boxings “Profipack” and “Weekend”. Let me cover the differences among the boxing types:

  • Profipack boxing includes plastic parts, masks, pre-painted photoetch pieces, instructions and a decal sheet with typically 4 to 6 different marking options. Often a Profipack release has an orange band on top… more

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American Woodies 1928 - 1953

Published: September 15, 2018
Book Author(s): Norm Mort
Company: Veloce Publishing

Veloce Publishing continues expanding its line “Those were the days…” this time with a book devoted to the American Woodies. While the book title says “1928-1953”, it does provide some history prior to those years, going all the way back to 1886.

The first chapter describes the origin of the woodies or “station wagon”, a sort of railway station shuttle to your vacation hotel. The… more


FuG-220 Lichtenstein SN2

Published: September 13, 2018
Company: Brengun

Brengun continues to expand its line of accessories this time with the FuG-220 Lichtenstein SN2 antenna set for Luftwaffe Night Fighters.

The fret includes 4 sets of dual antenna dipoles, including the dipole braces/frame and a set of re-enforcements to connect the brace with the nose (applicable for the Ju-88).

This particular antenna set is appropriate for any 1/48 Ju-88C/R/G… more

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Junkers Ju87R-2/B-2 Stuka

Published: July 22, 2018
Company: Airfix

Airfix has released a new-mold Ju-87B-2/R-2. Typical the recent releases of Airfix, you get state-of-the-art surface detail and fit, together with superb engineering that makes the construction of this model a very enjoyable experience.

Like with most airplane models, construction starts with the cockpit. Being a two-seater, there is plenty of detail on it, including a radio, pilot and… more

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T-34 - Russia's Armoured Spearhead

Published: June 22, 2018
Book Author(s): Robert Jackson
Company: Casemate Publishers

Pen and Sword has started a new series of publications related to Armored Fighting Vehicles (TankCraft Series) and this book is the fifth installment in the series. It covers one of the best WWII-era tanks: The Soviet T-34.

The book is broken down in the following chapters.

  • Introduction
  • Development and Design
  • The T-34 in detail
  • Camouflage… more