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USAAF Fighter Pilot WWII - 8th Army (European Battlefields)

Published: December 7, 2016
Company: Aerobonus

If you are looking to add a figure to your latest WWII fighter plane serving in the European theater, you may want to investigate the latest offering from the Aires Aerobonus line. The figure is posed climbing out of the cockpit of your plane of choice, with a thumb up to indicate a successful mission. With a little care in removing the parts from the pour plug, and some painting, this figure… more

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Devil 501 & Devil 505 USN A-6E Intruders on the Big Screen

Published: August 17, 2016
Company: AOA Decals

If you enjoyed the movie "Flight of the Intruder" that was released back in 1991 (and now I feel old), AOA Decals now provides you with the ability to replicate the aircraft flown by the Squadron Commanding Officer, or by the main character. Commander Frank "Dooke" Camparelli (as played by Danny Glover) along with Bombardier Navigator Lt. Carl "Hero" Aldana flew in Devil 501 while Lt. Jake "… more

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Tie Down Points (Star Type) US Aircraft Carrier

Published: July 10, 2016
Company: Brengun

For those unfamiliar with carrier aviation, when an aircraft is not actively in use, it is secured to the deck using a come-along device between attachment points on the aircraft and tie downs on the deck. The tie downs are dished out areas on the deck (flight deck and hangar bay) with a welded on set of metal rods that form a star shape. I became most familiar with a flight deck tie down… more

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MG–14/17 Parabellum WWI gun

Published: July 10, 2016
Company: Eduard

Developed in 1917 as a follow up to the MG-14, the MG-14/17 Parabellum was a machine gun used on WWI German aircraft that was capable of firing 700 rounds per minute of its deadly 7.92 mm ammunition. In addition to use on aircraft, my internet research also located photos of the guns used by the infantry. The offset 3-power scope shown in many of the photos is included with this Eduard release… more

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MG–14 Parabellum WWI gun

Published: July 10, 2016
Company: Eduard

Developed as a replacement for the Maschinengewehr 08, the MG-14 Parabellum was a machine gun used on WWI German aircraft that was capable of firing 700 rounds per minute of its deadly 7.92 mm ammunition. Although Anthony Fokker used this model gun in the development of the synchronizing gear for his aircraft, the gun was typically used in the flexible mounts of reconnaissance aircraft,… more

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US Navy Crew Chief (Modern)

Published: March 30, 2016
Company: Videoaviation

A relative newcomer to model accessories is the Italian company Videoaviation, which started producing items in 2012, and was recently picked up as a supplier of review items for the IPMS-USA Review Corps. The founder states that he was a former video producer of military aviation subjects, who has now turned to producing accessories for modelers. He mentions that development is performed… more

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Horton Ho 229 Landing Gear

Published: March 28, 2016
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions celebrated their Silver Anniversary last year, and now have over twenty-five years of supplying resin and white metal parts to model builders. This is the seventh landing gear set from SAC that I have reviewed, and once again, they have provided an excellent metal option for kit-supplied landing gear. This set is intended for the 1/48 scale Horton Ho 229 flying wing… more

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AIM-4D

Published: March 25, 2016
Company: Eduard

A word of caution up front, if you read my previous review on the 1/72 scale AIM-4D release by Eduard, this is going to seem very familiar. If you missed this review, then please enjoy what follows.

With development beginning in 1946, the Hughes AIM-4 Falcon, or more precisely, a version of a missile that would become the Falcon, was first launched for testing in 1949, and would become… more

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Bv P178 Tank Hunter w/ 'fliegerfaust' B Rocket System

Published: March 19, 2016
Company: Bronco Models

Whether you are interested in German paper projects of World War 2, a fan of Luftwaffe ’46 planes, or just a builder of unique aircraft, allow me to direct your attention to this recent release from Bronco Models. The relatively low parts count (57 in all) allows for a quick build for modelers with only limited experience. The only challenge may be a few small items, but these are not too… more

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F4D-1 Skyray Landing Gear

Published: February 12, 2016
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions celebrated their Silver Anniversary last year, and now have over twenty-five years of supplying resin and white metal parts to model builders. This is the sixth landing gear set from SAC that I have reviewed, and once again, they have provided an excellent metal option for kit-supplied landing gear. This set is intended for the 1/72 scale F4D-1 Douglas Skyray that… more