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Korean War MiG-15s

Published: June 30, 2014
Company: Iliad Design

The latest 1/48 scale decal set available from Iliad Design provides markings for seven different Korean War-era MiG-15s. The instruction sheet clearly shows six aircraft, but modelers do have the option of doing a seventh (I’ll explain below). Markings are included for four (or five) natural metal and two camouflaged aircraft flown by North Korean, Chinese and Russian pilots. Note that unlike… more

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8th Air Force THUNDERBOLTS Part 2

Published: June 27, 2014
Company: LPS Hobby

LPS Hobby is a Brazilian company that has added three more 1:72 scale Republic P-47D decal sets to their growing line. Set # LPM72-15 provides markings for three Razorback Thunderbolts of the 8th Air Force. The set includes three small decal sheets that provide all of the unique markings for the three aircraft and enough national insignias and stencil data to do all three.

As the… more

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USAAF Camouflaged P-51D, Part 1

Published: June 25, 2014
Company: LPS Hobby

LPS Hobby is a Brazilian company that has released three new 1:72 scale P-51D decal sets. One of the latest, set #LPM 72-12, provides decals to finish three different Mustangs from the 357FG that received field-applied camouflage while based in the UK during 1944. Because of this, there is evidence the paints that were used were sourced from British stocks, making these aircraft appear more… more

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P-47 Thunderbolt in Action

Published: June 9, 2014
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: Squadron Signal Publications

P-47 Thunderbolt in Action is the third ‘In Action’ book about the P-47 published by Squadron MMD. The first one (number 18) was printed in the early 1970s and the second one (#1208) was printed in 2007. The latest, authored by David Doyle, adds considerably to the material provided in the first two. It presents, in word and pictures, the full story of the legendary Thunderbolt… more

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J2M3 Raiden Gun Barrels

Published: May 31, 2014
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added two different sets of gun barrels to their aftermarket parts line that are specifically designed to replace those in two different brands of 1:32 scale J2M3 Raiden kits. This set is to be used to replace parts in Hasegawa kits. The barrels are quite impressive. They have hollow openings, the detail is refined and crisp, and there are no injection molding seam… more

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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC – Hispano Mk.1 20mm Cannons

Published: May 29, 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. Most builders who prefer to add aftermarket gun barrels, refueling probes, antennas and pitot tubes to their aircraft models are quite familiar with Master Model’s line of excellent… more

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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC – Hispano Mk.2 20mm Cannons

Published: May 29, 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. Most builders who prefer to add aftermarket gun barrels, refueling probes, antennas and pitot tubes to their aircraft models are quite familiar with Master Model’s line of excellent… more

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J2M Raiden Pitot Tube

Published: May 29, 2014
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added a detailed pitot tube to their line of aftermarket parts that can be used to replace the one found in any 1/32 scale J2M Raiden kit. It has crisper and more refined detail than that found in any currently available kit. Anyone building a Raiden should be pleased with the delicate look of this detail part...so delicate that the review sample had a slightly warped curve in… more

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Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker

Published: May 28, 2014
Book Author(s): Jon Guttman
Company: Osprey Publishing

Number 59 in Osprey’s ‘Duel’ series provides a trip back in time to an era when flying machines began serving as platforms for continuing warfare above ground level. In this volume of ‘Duel’ author Jon Guttman presents the story of how exchanging rifle and revolver gunfire rapidly evolved into aerial duels between aircraft mounting machine guns. War in the air became serious business when,… more

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Yankee Merlin Roars! (Part 4)

Published: May 26, 2014
Company: A.M.D.G. Decals

This is the fourth in a quartet of 1/48 scale P-51 decal sets recently released by A.M.D.G. Decals. As I noted in my review of their first set of P-51 decals, A.M.D.G. Decals is a new company from Poland that markets these sets under the title YANKEE MERLIN ROARS!!! (Parts I – IV), and they provide everything needed in each set to finish four different aircraft. The decal sheet included in… more