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Mk. IX One-Piece Flat Upper Cowl

Published: January 24, 2015
Company: Ultracast

Among the items recently added to Ultracast’s line of highly detailed resin detail parts are upper cowls that replace those in Eduard’s numerous Spitfire Mk.IX kits. This set (#48264) provides a ready to install one-piece Flat upper cowl (found on the early Mk.IXs) that replaces the kit parts. Note that I say parts because the kit upper cowl comes in two pieces that must be glued together…… more

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Spitfire Mk. IX One-Piece Bulged Upper Cowl

Published: January 24, 2015
Company: Ultracast

Among the items recently added to Ultracast’s line of highly detailed resin detail parts are upper cowls that replace those in Eduard’s numerous Spitfire Mk.IX kits. This set (#48265) provides a ready to install one-piece Bulged upper cowl cowl (found on later Mk.IXs) that replaces the kit parts. Note that I say parts because the kit upper cowl comes in two pieces that must be glued together…… more

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Spitfire Mk. IX Flared Exhausts

Published: January 24, 2015
Company: Ultracast

Ultracast has added a series of highly detailed resin detail parts for the Eduard Spitfire Mk. IX kit. This set (#48262) provides a pair of flared exhaust stacks that replace the kit parts. The Eduard kits are recognized for accuracy and detail but the kit exhausts unfortunately are designed in such a way that they must be installed at an early stage in the assembly process. Doing so makes it… more

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Fokker D.VII Part 4

Published: January 12, 2015
Company: Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals continues to release aftermarket sets of decals for 1/32 scale Fokker D.VIIs. Each set provides full national insignia and personal markings for four colorful aircraft. The latest two sets were released at the same time and offer marking options for aircraft built by various manufacturers. Set number 32019, Fokker D.VII Part 4, includes markings for the following aircraft:… more

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Fokker D.VII Part 3

Published: January 12, 2015
Company: Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals continues to release aftermarket sets of decals for 1/32 scale Fokker D.VIIs. Each set provides national insignia and personal markings for four colorful aircraft. The latest two sets were released at the same time a few months ago and offer marking options for aircraft built by various manufacturers. Set number 32-018, Fokker D.VII Part 3, includes markings for the following… more

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Reconnaissance and Bomber Aces of World War 1

Published: January 8, 2015
Book Author(s): Jon Guttman, Illustrated by Harry Dempsey& Mark Postiethwaite
Company: Osprey Publishing

I don’t know about you, but I had never considered using the word “Aces” in a discussion of WWI Reconnaissance aircraft…or WWI bombers either for that matter. Then, I had the opportunity to read Osprey’s Aircraft of the Aces – 123, and learn much about WWI airmen other than fighter pilots who earned that title while flying in what many would consider slow and rather awkward aircraft.… more

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P-40E Warhawk Exhaust

Published: December 26, 2014
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added a highly detailed set of P-40E Warhawk exhaust pipes to their aftermarket parts line that can be used to replace the two-part ones found in Hasegawa’s 1:32 scale kits (Note that the pipes are correct for the early P-40Es [and Ds] that had the circular shaped pipes). The twelve one-piece Quickboost pipes provided in this set allow model builders to avoid the repetitious… more

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Spotlight on Albatros Fighter Aircraft of WWI

Published: December 26, 2014
Book Author(s): Dave Douglass
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

The first book in Mushroom Model Publications new “Spotlight On” series presents an array of beautiful color profiles of Germany’s famous WWI Albatros fighter family…from the D.I through the D.Va.For the most part, the 41 pages that form the bulk of the book display what may best be described as a one-man gallery of very detailed illustrations depicting very realistically the variety of… more

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain Exhaust

Published: December 21, 2014
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added a set of detailed exhaust pipes to their aftermarket parts line that are to be used to replace the ones found in the new Airfix 1:72 scale C-47 Skytrain kit. The Quickboost exhausts feature a little better detail than those that come in the kit and open ends for a greater level of realism. Their size and shape exactly match the kit parts so they are designed to be quick… more

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain Air Intakes

Published: December 21, 2014
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added a number of aftermarket detail sets for the new Airfix 1:72 scale C-47 Skytrain kit. This set provides a pair of air intakes that can be used as drop-in replacements for the ones found in the kit. The Quickboost parts feature crisp detail that is similar to that of the kit parts but they simplify the installation of the intakes because they are one-piece parts instead… more