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10821

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Detail Set for DO-335 B-2

Published: April 8, 2020
Company: Master Model

IPMS/USA yet again sends regards to Piotr at Master Model for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with yet one more of his turned metal and resin accessory releases, which are the gold-standard for those who do a lot of model building. And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

This set takes the ante up on the previously reviewed AM-32-107 set… included in… more

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F-15E Maximum Effort Eagles

Published: April 8, 2020
Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics

IPMS USA gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Bob at Two Bobs Aviation Graphics…

Recommended Kits

  • Tamiya’s F-15E; the later release is recommended, due to minor changes in weapons load
  • And to make sure your Mudhen is fully upgraded, I recommend the GT Resin range available from Sprue Brothers models for intakes, wheels, and exhausts.
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F-18C/D Wheels

Published: April 8, 2020
Company: Brengun

IPMS/USA says “thanks kindly” to Brengun for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with yet one more of their growing number of releases, with useful additions for those who build. And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

This set has four parts… two nose gear and two main gear wheels and tires. Cast in medium gray resin, they provide a professional final… more

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AV-8B Wheels

Published: April 8, 2020
Company: Brengun

IPMS/USA says “thanks kindly” to Brengun for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with yet one more of their growing number of releases, with useful additions for those who build. And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

This set has 10 parts… One nose gear wheel and tire and nose gear fork, two main gear wheels and tires, and two outrigger wheels and… more

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RCAF Overseas Catalinas The Savior of Ceylon & Beyond

Published: April 7, 2020
Company: Aviaeology

Aviaeology is a company based in Ontario, Canada and calls itself “A product of research, illustration, & design for students, enthusiasts, & practitioners of Aviation History Publications, Decal Sets, and Model Parts

Right now I’m trying to make my fingers work in my back room where my laptop and I are banished for doing all our nefarious Modeling reviews and such works.… more

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Operation Eagle Claw

Published: February 25, 2020
Book Author(s): Justin W. Williamson et al
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book provides a bounty of historical documentation on the actual “EAGLE CLAW” operation, along with the pictures of actual events taken in the run up to and aftermath of the overall event. Some aspects of the mission are still classified; sourcing data is frequently difficult for anyone attempting to produce a commercial, open-source narrative on Government operations.

For those… more

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Part 1 - Waco CG-4A Glider

Published: January 19, 2020
Company: Masterpiece Models

IPMS/USA welcomes the proprietors of Masterpiece models back, and serious appreciation for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with yet one more of their newest releases, in a scale never before attempted: 1/35th! A perfect diorama subject, we certainly will see some of these in a D-Day or Market Garden setting… And my personal thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be… more

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T-6 Texan/Harvard Gear

Published: December 26, 2019
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Thanks once again for another great set from SAC, and thanks to John and Phil for sending it out for review.

Recommended Kits:

  • Heller 1/72 T-6 Texan and any other companies that have released the kit under license such as Encore

The review item is the typical high standard and normal from SAC; a direct replacement for the kit items except these are cast… more

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Osprey B-58 Hustler Units

Published: November 9, 2019
Book Author(s): Peter E. Davies Illustrator: Jim Laurier
Company: Osprey Publishing

Hearty thanks to Osprey for sending IPMS USA one more of their first-class reference books to review, and thanks to John and Phil for the opportunity for me to do something different in reviewing... READ ON!

I have been asked on numerous occasions about what I like to read. I am so busy building and painting and doing “the day job” that I find it hard to define. I like modeling trade… more

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Sikorsky HO35-1, R-5/S-51, Westland WS-51, Hr.2/3 Landing Gear & Rotor Parts

Published: October 14, 2019
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

IPMS/USA again thanks Ross and his Team at SAC for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with one more of many monthly releases, with useful and well-thought out landing gear additions for those who build. And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

This set has eight parts: two nose gear halves, two shock struts for the main gear, a main rotorhead three-point… more