Recent Reviews https://web.ipmsusa3.org/reviews_date en B-18 Bolo ASW Version https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b-18-bolo-asw-version <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b-18-bolo-asw-version" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/b-18-bolo-asw-version/capture.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Special Hobby has issued a new release in their line of B-18 Bolos. This one is the ASW edition with radar nose and "mad" boom on the tail. It is a great addition to the B-18 series and a unique addition to any ones collection of large twin engine aircraft in 1/72 scale</p> <h3>Overview</h3> <p>This kit is the fourth in the B-18 Bolo series and is one of the more unique variants of this obscure aircraft. The kit is typical of Special Hobby in that it is a mix of styrene, photo etch, and resin parts and should still be considered "short run" so dry fitting and some slightly more advanced modeling techniques will be needed.</p> <h3>Construction</h3> <p>Before starting I dipped all the clear parts for this build in "future" floor polish. As there are a lot of windows and clear parts now is the best time as they are used throughout the build.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b-18-bolo-asw-version" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b-18-bolo-asw-version#comments Aircraft Kits Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:51:43 +0000 Doug Cole 8445 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Breguet Br.693AB.2 - French Ground-Attack Plane https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/breguet-br693ab2-french-ground-attack-plane <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/breguet-br693ab2-french-ground-attack-plane" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/breguet-br693ab2-french-ground-attack-plane/image_1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Product" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>History</h3> <p>The Breguet 690 series resulted from a French Air Ministry competition for a heavy twin-engine fighter. Similar aircraft were being developed in Germany - the Messerschmidt Bf-110 and in Holland - the Fokker G.1. The Br.693 was the most successful of the 690 series designs. Powered by the Gnome-Rhone 14M engine, over 200 were produced and in service against German forces. These ground-attack fighters were loved by their crews but many were lost to anti-aircraft fire and Luftwaffe fighters during the furious battles in May and June 1940.</p> <p>Armament of the Br.693 consisted of six internally stored 50 kg bombs, a 20-mm fixed forward firing cannon and four 7.5-mm machine guns. Three of the machine guns were fixed and one was on a flexible rear firing mount. The Br.693 was a good looking, reasonable performing twin engine ground attack fighter but it was outnumbered and overwhelmed by the Luftwaffe.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/breguet-br693ab2-french-ground-attack-plane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/breguet-br693ab2-french-ground-attack-plane#comments Aircraft Kits Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:38:58 +0000 Doug Cole 8444 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org ROC Army CM11 Main Battle Tank https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/roc-army-cm11-main-battle-tank <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/roc-army-cm11-main-battle-tank" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/roc-army-cm11-main-battle-tank/cm11-03.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>History</h3> <p>The CM-11 Brave Tiger (Yong Hu Shi Zhan Che ) is a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Battle_Tank" title="Main Battle Tank" rel="nofollow">Main Battle Tank</a> (MBT) that was developed by the American <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics" title="General Dynamics" rel="nofollow">General Dynamics</a> and the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_Army" title="Republic of China Army" rel="nofollow">Republic of China Army</a> (ROCA) Armored Vehicle Development Center<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CM-11_Brave_Tiger#cite_note-1" rel="nofollow">[1]</a> It was introduced to the public on 14 April 1990. Being a variant of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M48_Patton" title="M48 Patton" rel="nofollow">M48 Patton</a>, it is also known as the M48H Main Battle Tank. The CM-11 is a hybrid M60 chassis fitted with the turret from the older M48 Patton and the fire control system of the M1 Abrams.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CM-11_Brave_Tiger#cite_note-upgrade-M60A3-2" rel="nofollow">[2]</a></p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/roc-army-cm11-main-battle-tank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/roc-army-cm11-main-battle-tank#comments Military Vehicles Kits Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:31:58 +0000 Doug Cole 8443 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Tru-Color Paint - Various Colors https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tru-color-paint-various-colors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tru-color-paint-various-colors" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/tru-color-paint-various-colors/matt_aged_rust.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Sample Bottle" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am 57 and as I write this and like many I have mourned and am mourning the demise of hobby paints thanks to Rustoleum. I remember many good paint lines that have come and gone and many due to consolidation under Testors and later Rustoleum, Names like Model Master, Testors, Floquil, Polly S and Pactra to name some. I am more of an Enamel and Lacquer based paint user than acrylic; but have also done my fair of painting with acrylics. There are a lot of other paints available - Gunze Sanyo, Tamiya, AK Interactive, Mig, and Vallejo, but like most modelers I am a creature of habit and change is hard. So, as I have watched a multitude of railroad, naval and now military colors go away, and am faced with change. I jumped at an opportunity to try a new line of paint that has more bite than standard acrylics.</p> <p>In fairness to Tru-Color they have been on the scene for some years now and continue to expand their product lines. I am not the first reviewed in IPMS to sample their products, but I share my experience using the paint in a build. I requested and received 4 bottles of paint, two of which I used in a build of the AFV Club 1/350 LST-1. The paints I received:</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tru-color-paint-various-colors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tru-color-paint-various-colors#comments Miscellaneous Modeling Products Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:18:05 +0000 Jim Pearsall 8442 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org USA WWII Landing Vehicle Set https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/usa-wwii-landing-vehicle-set <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/usa-wwii-landing-vehicle-set" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/usa-1350-wwii-landing-vehicle-set/afv_club_box.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Package" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In conjunction with their release of the U.S. LST-1 Class of ships, AFV Club has also release a box of 1/350 WWII military vehicles to populate the deck and well deck of the ship. Injection molded, the set includes two sprues, one the duplicate of the other allowing the modeler to build 7 different vehicles and 2 artillery pieces from each sprue for a total of 18 pieces in a box. Also included is a set of decals, which curiously does not match the number of vehicles. The instructions are isometric and printed on the box. There is no locating guide for the decals, just side view color drawings of the vehicles, so the modeler must rely on research for marking placement on the tops of the vehicles. Plus, the color call outs are poor. But aren't all WWII vehicles olive drab?</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/usa-wwii-landing-vehicle-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/usa-wwii-landing-vehicle-set#comments Ships Details Sun, 07 Jul 2019 21:53:01 +0000 Jim Pearsall 8441 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org AIM-4D Falcon https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-4d-falcon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-4d-falcon" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/aim-4d-falcon/ed632134_stock_shot.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Missiles" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The AIM-4D was the first operational guided missile in the USAF and entered service in 1956. Its limited maneuverability and non-proximity fuse made it ineffective against fast turning fighters and it saw limited duty due to those shortcomings. Eduard has released an excellent multimedia kit of these missiles in their Brassin line in 1/32<sup>nd</sup> scale. Inside the package, there are parts for four complete missiles. There are four well cast missiles bodies, four seeker head covers, four clear lenses and a small fret of PE for detailing the engine section. There is also a nice set of markings for the one-color scheme.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-4d-falcon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-4d-falcon#comments Aircraft Details Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:26:29 +0000 David Wrinkle 8440 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org AIM-120C AMRAAM Missile https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120c-amraam-missile <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120c-amraam-missile" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/aim-120c-amraam-missile/edu632133_stock_shot.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Product Photo" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Eduard's latest addition to the Brassin line of resin aftermarket pieces for 1/32 scale jet aircraft is a set of two AIM-120C AMRAAM medium-range missile. The C version of this missile started making operational use in 1996. That means this missile is appropriate for jets past 1996. It featured extended range and homing improvements over the A/B version. Each box contains parts for two missiles with the option of making a training or tactical version. Inside the package, you'll find 26 pieces of perfectly cast resin with options of two different heads and two different motor sections. There are also decals included for both versions.</p> <p>So, first decision- tactical or training. Use the following parts for the one you choose:</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120c-amraam-missile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120c-amraam-missile#comments Aircraft Details Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:14:39 +0000 David Wrinkle 8439 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Famous Russian Aircraft - Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35 https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/famous-russian-aircraft-sukhoi-su-27-30333435 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/famous-russian-aircraft-sukhoi-su-27-30333435" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/famous-russian-aircraft-sukhoi-su-27-30333435/gordon_-_su-27_revised_expanded.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Book Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I would like to thank Specialty Press for this review sample</p> <p>This is a revised and expanded edition of Yefim Gordon's original book on the Su-27 published in 2007. I thought the original publication was a large 544 pages. This book in comparison is 720 pages, which gives you an idea of how much additional material has been added. It is an impressively comprehensive tome on the Su-27 family and renders the other previous book obsolete. </p> <p>The layout was in Moscow by Polygon Press; it was printed in Bulgaria by Multi-print; Published in England by Crecy; and Published in the U.S. by Specialty Press. In addition to being an international effort, this book is heavy! Imagine my surprise when I went to lift the box at my doorstep. A hard cover edition, printed on clay paper, and in all color, his book falls into the category of an unabridged Webster's or Oxford English Dictionary. It really needs its own maple book stand on a carousel in your library. </p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/famous-russian-aircraft-sukhoi-su-27-30333435" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/famous-russian-aircraft-sukhoi-su-27-30333435#comments Aircraft Publications Sat, 06 Jul 2019 20:36:45 +0000 William O'Malley 8438 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Tempest Mk. V Photoetch Set - LEPT Decals https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set-lept-decals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set-lept-decals" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/tempest-mk-v-pe-set-148-lept-decals/bfc083_000.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Product" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>EVEN more THANKS VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia!, and Phil and John in the specialized shipping to reviewer's business. </p> <p>This review is uber simple without a tip requirement for the driver. It's the basic stencils from the Tempest Profipak kit decal sheet, to which you can apply to the marking you want from the kit OR some other source. It's all there... and the only decals I didn't use were those specific to certain kit markings; like the door outline in red with a lot of instructions on how to open it, the yellow "cut here on the canopy, and myriad two-dot decals to indicate airframe bolts with specialty metal composition.</p> <p>I did not have time or vision to put the dots on. Sorry.</p> <p>These are some of the best decals I've used in a while; they were thin but did not roll up on themselves, and when I used the appropriate setting solutions, the carrier film magically disappeared. A semi-gloss overcoat and it was done. What else is there to modeling?</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set-lept-decals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set-lept-decals#comments Aircraft Decals Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:43:42 +0000 Doug Cole 8437 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Grumman F9F Panther https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/grumman-f9f-panther <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/grumman-f9f-panther" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/grumman-f9f-panther/warpaint_119_grumman_f9f_panther_cover_front.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kev Darling is an aviation historian, writer, and publisher based in South Wales. He served in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer for nearly 30 years, from June 1973 to March 2003. He has written at least 30 books since 1987, working in the RAF Illustrated series, Crowood Aviation series, Crowood Combat Legend series, Specialty Press' WarbirdTech series, as well as Guideline's Warpaint series.</p> <p>Richard J. Caruana, who lives and works in Malta, is best known for his technical and colour drawings which appear regularly in magazines in the UK (Scale Aviation Modeller International), Italy (Elicotteri e Aerei Militari, Aerofan) and Greece (Model Expert). His aviation art, specializing in the history and colours of the Regia Aeronautica, has also been published in the US, Canada, Australia, Portugal, Argentina and Israel. He also has over 21 books to his credit as author. Check out his website at: <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/rjcaviationart/home" title="https://sites.google.com/site/rjcaviationart/home" rel="nofollow">https://sites.google.com/site/rjcaviationart/home</a></p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/grumman-f9f-panther" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/grumman-f9f-panther#comments Aircraft Publications Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:31:59 +0000 Doug Cole 8436 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org AIM-120A/B AMRAAM Missile https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120ab-amraam-missile <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120ab-amraam-missile" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/aim-120ab-amraam-missile/edu632132-2.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Package" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Eduard's latest addition to the Brassin line of resin aftermarket pieces for 1/32 scale jet aircraft is a set of two AIM-120A/B AMRAAM medium range missile. Each box contains parts for two missiles with the option of making a training or tactical version. Inside the package, you'll find 26 pieces of perfectly cast resin with options of two different heads and two different motor sections. There are also decals included for both versions.</p> <p>So, first decision: tactical or trainings. Use the following parts for the one you choose:</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120ab-amraam-missile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/aim-120ab-amraam-missile#comments Aircraft Details Fri, 05 Jul 2019 04:42:33 +0000 William O'Malley 8435 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org North American P-51D Mustang https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/north-american-p-51d-mustang-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/north-american-p-51d-mustang-1" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/airfix-148-north-american-p-51d-mustang-a05131/a05131_north_american_p-51d_mustang_3d_box.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Top" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is one of The New Airfix 1:48 scale Releases on the Heels of their 1/72 scale release. Compared to Legacy Airfix, this kit is cleanly molded with great detail and amazing fit. There are some different Approaches to the moldings and how the kit fits together I will highlight those in the Review. Some will complain about the panel lines. But that is opinion and they can be filled and sanded.</p> <h3>Background</h3> <p>We can thank North American Aviation for proposing to the British a more modern aircraft design. The Brits wanted someone to build P40s. The prototype appeared 102 days after contract signing. Initially fitted with an Allison engine, it suffered from poor high altitude performance. Once fitted with the Rolls Royce Merlin Engine the design came into its own as a world beater. The rest is the history we all know.</p> <h3>Opening the Box</h3> <p>You are greeted by a 16 page instruction booklet, A decal sheet and 6 Sprues all in a single poly bag. Including the clear parts. The plastic is the New Airfix powder blue grey that is somewhat soft but appears durable.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/north-american-p-51d-mustang-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/north-american-p-51d-mustang-1#comments Aircraft Kits Fri, 05 Jul 2019 04:39:48 +0000 Jim Pearsall 8434 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Tempest Mk.V OVERTREES https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mkv-overtrees <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mkv-overtrees" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/eduard-tempest-mkv-overtrees/82122x.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Once more a rousing THANK YOU VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia! How I ended up doing this review? A co-reviewer ran into some personal difficulties and I volunteered to finish his review for him. Thanks David for sending these items, and John for supporting my effort to help a fellow reviewer.</p> <p>When I received the box from David, I knew what I was getting. The review will be in four separate tomes: first, this one, to cover the Overtree kit, the resin Brassin wheel set, a brassin etch detail fret, and the Overtree stencil decal set.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mkv-overtrees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mkv-overtrees#comments Aircraft Kits Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:20:19 +0000 Dave Morrissette 8433 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Tempest Mk. V Photoetch Set https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set/lept_82121.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>EVEN more THANKS VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia! </p> <p>When I received the box , I knew what I was getting. The review will be four separate tomes to cover the Over tree kit, the wheel set, and the over tree stencil decal set. </p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-photoetch-set#comments Aircraft Details Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:57:35 +0000 Dave Morrissette 8432 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Tempest Mk. V Wheels Early https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-wheels-early <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-region-pr-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-wheels-early" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square imagecache-linked imagecache-review_cover_square_linked"><img src="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_square/reviews/tempest-mk-v-wheels-early/eduard_brassin_tempest_mk_v_early_gear_packaging.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>EVEN more THANKS VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia!, and Phil and John in the specialized shipping to reviewers business.</p> <p>This review is for the resin wheel and tire assembly (plus masks) designed for the early version of the Tempest V. Superb detail, Manufacturer info on the tire wall, inflation stem peeking out from one of the cooling vents, and detail on the brake cover plate on the back. Follow my instructions for success: (BTW, I cleaned off the wheels with Blech white to remove any mold release, and used Duplicolor(r) brand flat black primer in a large spray can; this ensured I had NO problem with paint adhesion over resin).</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-wheels-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/tempest-mk-v-wheels-early#comments Aircraft Details Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:41:16 +0000 Dave Morrissette 8431 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org