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Sprue Cutter

Published: August 28, 2012
Company: UMM-USA

I have used many sprue cutters from a lot of different companies, all with different designs, for many years, and this is the first time I have tried this design. I was a little skeptical at first, but these have turned out to be quite nice.

The tweezer design is nice and easy to hold. The ergonomic design makes them very user-friendly. I love the way the head is shaped, the… more

Parts Package

B-25J Mitchell Top Turret Detail Set

Published: August 28, 2012
Company: Profimodeller

With the release of HK Models’ 1/32nd B-25, it didn't take longer for the aftermarket companies to step in and start producing detail sets. Profimodeller is one of these, and they have come up with some really nice stuff. So far, they have released 9 different detail sets and all at a very reasonable cost. I have ordered the additional sets from Profimodeller's website and found it quite… more

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B-25J Mitchell Tail Gun Detail Set

Published: August 28, 2012
Company: Profimodeller

With the release of HK Models’ 1/32nd B-25, it didn't take longer for the aftermarket companies to step in and start producing detail sets. Profimodeller is one of these and they have come up with some really nice stuff. So far, they have released 9 different detail sets, all at a very reasonable cost. I have ordered the additional sets from Profimodeller's website and found it quite easy… more

Parts Package

B-25J Mitchell Nose Gun Detail Set

Published: August 28, 2012
Company: Profimodeller

With the release of HK Models’ 1/32nd B-25, it didn't take longer for the aftermarket companies to step in and start producing detail sets. Profimodeller is one of these and they have come up with some really nice stuff. So far, they have released 9 different detail sets and all at a very reasonable cost. I have ordered the additional sets from Profimodeller's website and found it quite… more

Assembled Detail

MHU-191/M Munition Transporter

Published: August 15, 2012
Company: Aires Hobby Models

The MHU-191 is a welcomed addition to the 1/32nd scale community of accessories. It is a very BASIC and easy to build resin kit. The kit was contained in a sealed cellophane bag and consisted of 4 resin parts carriers and a decal sheet. All parts were well protected and not damaged.

The total time it took me to unwrap, clean up, assemble, and paint the model was about 10 minutes.… more

Cover

USS Kidd, DD-661, On Deck

Published: July 16, 2012
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: Squadron Signal Publications

Squadron has done it again.  Here is another outstanding pictorial and brief narrative of one of our historical WWII ships.  The USS Kidd, named after Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd, CO of the USS Arizona, is a Fletcher Class destroyer.  Launched 28 February 1943 at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, New Jersey, she was commissioned just short of two months later, on 23 April, 1943. … more

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USS North Carolina, Squadron At Sea

Published: March 20, 2012
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: Squadron Signal Publications

This is the latest Squadron at Sea edition from Squadron and, in my opinion, one of the most interesting publications ever produced. It is a 136 page book of high quality black and white and some color photos, most of which have never been published before.

The first section deals with the history and building of the ship. I found this very interesting, especially the part about… more

Cover

A-1H Skyraider Concept Notes SWS no. III

Published: February 20, 2012
Company: Zoukei-Mura

This is Zoukei-mura’s third publication for their SWS model kit range, this one concerning their excellent 1/32 A-1H model. As I write, I can’t recall any other similar publication from a kit manufacturer to complement their kits. The book is broken down into 4 chapters, with a foreword and an afterword section. The photos are some of the best I have ever seen in any publication and I am… more

Detail Packaging - Top

F-4E Exhaust Nozzles

Published: November 25, 2011
Company: Eduard

I received this conversion set with great anticipation and look forward to installing it on my latest venture.

I have built quite a few Tamiya 1/32nd Phantom kits since its debut, a total of 77, to be exact. (I know this guy's lying…but it's true.) I used to build for a decal manufacturer that had over 100 decal sets for the F-4 and he wanted a model built for every one of them, all… more

Decal Packaging

Instrument Dial Decals for Early Allied Jets

Published: November 25, 2011
Company: Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements

Airscale is a British company producing fine quality aircraft instrument decals, and this is one of those. Unfortunately, I am no expert on instrumentation; can't really tell a tachometer from an altimeter.

Airscale provides a very detailed callout of each instrument dial on its instruction sheet and a locating number to show which dial it is. Very helpful. There are 44 different… more