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1/32 Scale Ruler (with Metric Conversion)

Published: September 25, 2019
Company: Masterpiece Models

IPMS/USA thanks Masterpiece models for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with one of their unique (and very useful) tools. I understand this was one of the items debuting at the Nooga Nats… Lucky you guys! And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me for a review opportunity.

This is a clear ruler, approximately, well, ok, it’s actually exactly six inches long end to end. It… more

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Nose Gear Door and Actuator Piston for A-4B/C

Published: September 3, 2019
Company: Hypersonic Models

IPMS/USA welcomes Jeffrey Kubiak of Hypersonic to the list of producers of useful bits and bobs for those of us with Advanced Modelers Syndrome (AMS). And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

Jeffrey began Hypersonic models in the UK, and has recently moved to Japan… a major change of scenery. Originally he started up with resin and detail upgrades for the… more

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Kittyhawk UH-1N

Published: September 2, 2019
Company: Kitty Hawk

First, thanks to Glenn for providing IPMS USA with this kit, and IPMS leadership for passing it on to me.

Kitty Hawk’s new UH-1N has obvious ties with the recently released UH-1W from the same firm. The “Whiskey” has four-bladed main and tail rotors along with scabbed on antenna and systems, giving it a purposeful, definitely non-aerodynamic look, along with weaponry fit for a short… more

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Metal Landing Gear for 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk IXe and XVI

Published: September 1, 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 extremely useful and well-thought out landing gear additions for the modeling crowd out here in the modeling world. And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

Consisting of two (that’s 2!) complete sets of gear, it’s pretty… more

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Mig-29 (9-13) Exhaust

Published: July 24, 2019
Company: Amigo Models

IPMS/USA continues to welcomes the return of the Advanced Modeling/Amigo team for sending us this new-technology set; their lineup continues to grow! And thanks to Phil and John for obtaining the sets for the team…

Advanced Modeling/AMIGO (Hereafter referred to as AM for simplicity) is a Russian company specializing in modern Soviet and Russian aircraft accessories; their first items… more

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Metal Landing Gear for SU-30MKK Flanker G

Published: July 23, 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 extremely useful and well-thought out landing gear additions for the modeling crowd out here in the modeling world. And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

Consisting of 7 separate well-cast white metal parts, this gear is… more

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New Ware B-2 Masking sets

Published: July 21, 2019
Company: New Ware

NWAM0360: Windows, Wheels, and Landing Lights: $6.03 (140 Czech Koruna as of 16 Aug 2019)

NWAM0361: RAM panels: $17.21 (400 Czech Koruna as of 16 Aug 2019)

Every once in a while this reviewer makes a serious mistake…due to whatever reason. In… more

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Tempest Mk. V Photoetch Set - LEPT Decals

Published: July 6, 2019
Company: Eduard

EVEN more THANKS VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia!, and Phil and John in the specialized shipping to reviewer’s business.

This review is uber simple without a tip requirement for the driver. It’s the basic stencils from the Tempest Profipak kit decal sheet, to which you can apply to the marking you want from the kit OR some other source. It’s all there… and… more

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Tempest Mk.V OVERTREES

Published: July 4, 2019
Company: Eduard

Once more a rousing THANK YOU VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia! How I ended up doing this review? A co-reviewer ran into some personal difficulties and I volunteered to finish his review for him. Thanks David for sending these items, and John for supporting my effort to help a fellow reviewer.

When I received the box from David, I knew what I was getting. The review… more

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Tempest Mk. V Photoetch Set

Published: July 4, 2019
Company: Eduard

EVEN more THANKS VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia!

When I received the box , I knew what I was getting. The review will be four separate tomes to cover the Over tree kit, the wheel set, and the over tree stencil decal set.

This continues my comment about Eduard having a great business model. In this case, the overtree is an “Over PE”, an additional parts… more