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Heinkel He111P-2 Exhaust

Published: January 4, 2017
Company: Quickboost

A generous thank you goes to Aires Hobby Models/Quickboost for this review item.

The German Heinkel He111 civil prototype was demonstrated publicly in 1936. By the end of 1936 the bomber version, He111B, was entering service with the Luftwaffe. There were dozens of He111 variants developed over its 10 years of service making it a popular aircraft in the modeling world.

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Scale Plans No. 35 De Havilland Mosquito

Published: October 9, 2016
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

We thank Mushroom Model Publications for providing this book for review.

The De Havilland Mosquito was arguably the most versatile and successful twin-engine aircraft of World War II. It was originally designed as an unarmed bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. However, it excelled in other rolls that included day and night fighter, fighter-bomber, pathfinder, and high-speed military… more

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Scale Plans No. 33 Gloster Gladiator

Published: September 25, 2016
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

Mushroom Model Publications provided this book for review and we thank them for that.

The Gloster Gladiator holds the distinction of being a “first” and a “last”. It was the first RAF front line fighter with an enclosed cockpit and the RAF’s last biplane fighter. Flown for the first time in September 1934, just eight months before the Germans first flew the Bf109, it entered service… more

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Ford 3 Litre GT Starter Set

Published: March 5, 2016
Company: Airfix

Thanks to Airfix from supplying this kit for review and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review it.

In the world of motorsport, the rules for the most advanced racing cars, Group 6 prototype, changed drastically in 1967. Principally, the engine displacement was reduced to 3 liters maximum. In March 1968 Ford introduced their new car designated the P68, but commonly called the Ford 3L GT… more

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US Navy Pilot WWII Pacific Theater

Published: January 29, 2016
Company: Aerobonus

First things first. I want to thank Aires for supplying this Aerobonus item for review and IPMS/USA for allowing me to do the review.

Aires Aerobonus has release several pilot figures lately. This review covers their World War II U.S. Navy pilot. This particular subject is molded in the manner of a pilot operating in the Pacific Theater during WW II. He’s posed as if stepping onto a… more

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Lancaster B Mk III Dambuster Interior

Published: June 14, 2015
Company: Eduard

My thanks to Eduard for furnishing this photo-etch set for review and IPMS for allowing me to do it.

The Avro Lancaster was arguably the RAF’s most famous bomber of the Second World War. Most of its fame was gained as a night bomber. Of the 7,377 Lancasters built, 3,039 were B.Mk.III bombers with Packard built Merlin engines. Nineteen of the Mk.IIIs were specially modified to use the… more

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Lancaster B Mk III Dambuster Exterior

Published: April 29, 2015
Company: Eduard

First off I’d like to thank Eduard for supplying this great set of photo-etch parts. I’d also like to thank IPMS/USA for allowing me to review this product.

One of the more famous night bombers of the Second World War was the RAF’s four-engine Avro Lancaster. A total of 7,377 Lancasters of all marks were built. Of that number 3,039 were B.Mk.III bombers which were equipped with Packard… more

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Lancaster B Mk.1/Mk.III Landing Flaps

Published: February 17, 2015
Company: Eduard

My thanks to Eduard for furnishing this photo-etch set for review and IPMS for allowing me to do it.

The Avro Lancaster of World War II fame can trace its linage back to the twin-engine Avro Manchester. The Manchester saw a lot of action in the early months of World War II. However, it was underpowered and generally did not meet RAF expectations. Using the Manchester as a starting… more

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Lancaster Gun Barrels

Published: February 1, 2015
Company: Quickboost

The twin-engine Avro Manchester was used heavily during the first months of World War II. However, it was underpowered and not very reliable, and it fell short of the RAF’s expectation. The Avro engineers got busy and replaced the Manchester’s two 24-cylinder X-block Vultures with four V-12 Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. To accommodate the two extra engines, the Manchester’s wing span was… more

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Supermarine Attacker Wheel Bay

Published: January 22, 2015
Company: Aires Hobby Models

The Supermarine Attacker was a British single-seat naval jet fighter originally developed as one of several jets to replace the RAF’s piston powered aircraft. It turned out to be no better than the RAF’s existing Meteor or Vampire and the RAF rejected it. Supermarine modified the Attacker for shipboard servicer and offered it to the Royal Navy who accepted it. The Attacker has the… more