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MiG-15 & MiG-15bis Gun Barrels Set, Antenna Base & Pitot Tube

Published: September 27, 2014
Company: Master Model

Master Model is an aftermarket supplier that offers modelers the opportunity to add exceptional turned metal parts to their models. Generally, the sets are available for builders in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scale. Therefore, the recent release of MiG-15 gun barrels and details for 1:72 and 1:48 scale kits suggested that a 1:32 scale version for Trumpeter and Hobbycraft kits might be inevitable.… more


Pre-War Hurricanes

Published: September 27, 2014
Company: Iliad Design

In 2003, Iliad Design’s first decal offering was a 1/48 scale set for pre-War Hurricanes. Flash ahead 11 years and Iliad has added a 1:72 scale version of that set to their ever-growing line of decals. But this set is more than a scaled down version of the four subjects found on the original 1:48 scale set. Iliad’s 1/72 scale set provides markings for seven Hurricanes in RAF service during… more

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MiG-3 Late Gun Barrels and Pitot Tube

Published: September 25, 2014
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost now offers model builders a set of gun barrels and pitot tube to replace those in Trumpeter’s 1:48 scale MiG-3 (Late) kit. The MiG-3 was armed with three machine guns: one 12.7 mm UBS heavy machine gun and two 7.62 mm mm ShKAS machine guns.

The Quickboost gun barrels are impressive. They have hollow openings, the detail is very crisp and there are no injection molding seam… more


Zero Model 32 Photo-etch Details

Published: September 15, 2014
Company: Brengun

Among recent offerings from Brengun is a set photo-etch details designed to enhance the 1/72 Tamiya A6M3 Type 32 Zero kit. Set BRL 72071 provides about 70 parts on a single photo-etch fret and two on a printed acetated sheet that will combine to enhance the cockpit and exterior details of the a/c. The photos below show the fret and the instruction sheet that guide where the details are to… more


Curtiss P-6E "Hawk" Decals (Part 2)

Published: September 14, 2014
Company: Yellow-Wings Decals

Yellow Wings Decals has added two new sets to their line for 1/48 scale Curtis P-6E Hawks. Set number 48-085, or Part 2, provides colorful markings for two Langley Field based USAAC aircraft of the 8th Pursuit Group:

  • P-6E #15 of the 33rd Pursuit Squadron
  • P-6E #61 of the 36th Pursuit Squadron

The instructions show that in 1933, 8th Pursuit Group P-6Es… more


Zero Model 22 Photo/etch Details

Published: September 14, 2014
Company: Brengun

Brengun offers 1/72 model builders a way to add to the detail of the already highly detailed Tamiya A6M2 Type 22 Zero kit. Set BRL 72074 provides about 70 parts on a single photo-etch fret and two on a printed acetated sheet that will combine to enhance the cockpit and exterior details of the a/c. The photo below of the instruction sheet shows where the details are to be installed. Each of… more

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Hauptmann Godwin von Brumowski – Austria-Hungary’s Ace of Aces

Published: September 14, 2014
Book Author(s): Ivan Berryman
Company: The First World War Aviation Historical Society

The name Hauptmann Godwin von Brumowski may not immediately register with model builders, but those who build WWI aircraft models probably have given his bright red Albatros a second look when considering a vivid scheme while building a model of that aircraft.

Like Germany’s ‘Red Baron’, Austria-Hungary’s ‘Ace of Aces’ flew a red painted fighter. But, ironically he had much more in… more


MiG-3 Decals (Pt. 3)

Published: September 11, 2014
Company: HAD Models

HAD Models is a Hungarian company that manufactures decals and distributes aftermarket detail parts. A visit to their website shows that their decal sets fill some voids and provide model builders with a variety of well-documented markings (particularly Hungarian, Russian and German a/c). HAD Models’ decals are on a par with major brands: They are printed on thin decal film in vivid opaque… more


Hong Kong 1941–45: First Strike in the Pacific War

Published: September 6, 2014
Book Author(s): Benjamin Lai
Company: Osprey Publishing

Most of us who have a little knowledge of US history know something about what happened on December 7, 1941. Those who know a bit more, might also know that within 24 hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Imperial Army simultaneously invaded the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia and attacked the British colony of Hong Kong. Hong Kong 1941–45: First Strike in the Pacific War… more


Cross & Cockade International Summer 2014 Vol. 45/2

Published: September 4, 2014
Company: The First World War Aviation Historical Society

Cross & Cockade International is the quarterly publication of a non-profit UK based organization known as The First World War Aviation Historical Society. This organization has been publishing these journals since 1970 with the objective of furthering the study of First World War Aviation History. The second journal of 2014; Volume 45/2 (Summer 2014) continues the organization’s mission… more