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U.S.A.F. Fighter Pilot with Ejection Seat for F-86 Sabre

Published: January 20, 2021
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Thank you to Phil and to Bill for all the work that you do and your support of IPMS.

The Kit

Intended for Italeri or Hasegawa 1/32 F-86 Sabre models, this Aires Aero Bonus kit includes one resin cast block and one single-sided instruction sheet with a full color illustration. They are packaged in a plastic container (for protection) inside of a plastic pouch. Prior to working… more

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Jagdpanzer Marder I (Sd.Kfz.135)

Published: January 16, 2021
Company: Tamiya

I would first like to give a HUGE shoutout to Mr. Gary Demory, Tamiya America Customer Service Supervisor without whose help this review may not have been able to be completed. During work on this project, I had a “the dog ate my homework” moment when a series of parts was suddenly missing from my workbench, and the guilty party kept saying, “I didn’t do it.” What to do? In… more

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Battle of Berlin (April 1945) T-34-85, King Tiger Kit

Published: November 16, 2020
Company: ICM

Thank you to Phil and to Bill for all the work that you do!

First Impression

This ICM offering is a bundle of two of previous releases: the T-34-85 Soviet Medium Tank kit No. 35367 issued March, 2018 and the Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.B. King Tiger with Henschel Turret kit No. 35363 released July, 2016. The kits are separately packaged. The King Tiger has eight light-gray crisply… more

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Latrine

Published: November 6, 2020
Company: Hauler

This kit contains four light-gray resin sprues with a total of seven parts, which are finely cast and contain an amazing amount of detail given the small scale. The parts are very delicate. I highly recommend that you use a fine-tooth hobby saw to remove them. Any attempt to snip them with a sprue cuter will result in damage.

No instructions are provided; however, the construction is… more

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The History of the Ethiopian Imperial Bodyguard Battalion in the Korean War

Published: September 20, 2020
Book Author(s): Dagmawi Abebe
Company: Helion & Company

The setting:  On June 25, 1950, President Harry Truman was flying back to Washington, D.C. to deal with the outbreak of war in Korea. He thought, “In my generation, this was not the first occasion when the strong attacked the weak. I recalled some earlier instances:  Manchuria, Ethiopia, and Austria. I remembered how each time that the democracies… more

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Gotha G.1 Landing Gear for Wing Nut Wings

Published: August 15, 2020
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Thank you to Phil and Bill for all that you do managing and providing review opportunities!

Recommended kit:  Wingnut Wings

Reviewer’s Comments

I do not own any WW kits, and due to the high demand for the now defunct company, the prices have soared. A good friend was kind enough to loan me his Gotha G.1 kit for the purposes of comparing the SAC… more

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MiG-25BM

Published: August 14, 2020
Company: ICM

Thank you to Phil and to Bill for all the work that you do!

History

In the end of the 60s the Mikoyan Design Bureau developed the world’s first interceptor fighter with a speed of Mach 3—the MiG-25. At the same time high-reconnaissance bomber modifications were developed and designated the MiG-25RB. Using the MiG-25RB frame, the strike anti-aircraft Mig-25BM was produced in… more

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SAC USMC AH-1Z Landing Skids (Academy)

Published: August 2, 2020
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Thank you to Phil and Bill for all that you do managing and providing review opportunities!

Recommended kit: Any 1/35 Academy AH-1Z

Reviewer’s Comments

This landing skid set from SAC is a direct replacement for the kit parts. The white metal casting is superb as is usual for SAC. The kit consists of five parts: two main skids, one tail skid, and… more

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Images of War The Destruction of 6th Army at Stalingrad

Published: August 1, 2020
Book Author(s): Ian Baxter
Company: Pen & Sword

Thank you Bill & Phil for all you do for the Reviewers and for the opportunity to review this publication.

Pen & Sword has released another outstanding book belonging to the Images of War series. As with other Images of War publications, it is a photographic essay detailing the pathway of General Paulus’ 6th Army annihilation at Stalingrad.

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RA-5C Vigilante Ladder

Published: June 21, 2020
Company: Brengun

The North American A-5 Vigilante was an American carrier-based supersonic bomber designed and built by North American Aviation for the United States Navy. It set several world records, including long-distance speed and altitude records. Prior to the 1962 unification of Navy and Air Force designations, it was designated the… more