Recent Reviews https://web.ipmsusa3.org/reviews_date en World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943-45 https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/world-war-ii-us-fast-carrier-task-force-tactics-1943-45 <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/world-war-ii-us-fast-carrier-task-force-tactics-1943-45" 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/world-war-ii-us-fast-carrier-task-force-tactics-1943-45/bucci_usfctf_book_review_front_cover_figure1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brian Lane Herder is a WW2 naval enthusiast and legislative librarian for Kansas state government. Adam Hook did the illustrations and Martin Windrow is the Series Editor.</p> <p>You get a 9.75 X 7.25 inches size paperback book with ten sections. You get 8 full-page, full color Plates (illustration by Adam Hook), 18 full color photos (most not seen before), 25 B&amp;W photos (most not seen before), 7 tables/diagrams. The full color Plates visualize tactics of fleet deployment and attacks, and are the highlight and main reason for reading this book. Almost every page has a photograph or is an illustration, making this book an easy read with eye-catching visuals. Some of the photographs are in color and most have sharp detail. Most photos appear to be presented for the first time. The prose is easy to follow and efficient.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/world-war-ii-us-fast-carrier-task-force-tactics-1943-45" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/world-war-ii-us-fast-carrier-task-force-tactics-1943-45#comments Ships Publications Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:59:27 +0000 Doug Cole 10009 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Kawasaki Type Tanker PE Scale Set #794 https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/kawasaki-type-tanker-pe-scale-set-794 <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/kawasaki-type-tanker-pe-scale-set-794" 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/kawasaki-type-tanker-pe-scale-set-794/toms_ijn_tanker_pe_set_794_bucci_figure3.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Packaging" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Bottom Line</h3> <p>Tom's Modelworks supplies a hefty, highly-detailed PE set for the Fujimi family of 12 large, Kawasaki-type Imperial Japanese Navy fleet tankers. This PE set is for advanced modelers with some scratch-building experience.</p> <h3>Brief History</h3> <p>The Kawasaki type tankers were twelve large (~10000 tons) tankers that were designed in the mid-1930s with the intention of joining the fleet in wartime, to be refitted with underway refueling of warships. Although there were some variations in dimensions from different yards, they were very similar in appearance and performance. Seven were used during the Pearl Harbor attack, and all were extensively used by the fleet, but none survived the war.</p> <h3>What You Get</h3> <p>This PE set includes parts for twelve Kawasaki type auxiliary tankers in pre-war or wartime appearances. Ships in this class where: Genyo Maru, Itsukushima Maru, Kenyo Maru, Kokuyo Maru, Kyokuto Maru, Nichiei Maru, Nippon Maru, Shinkoku Maru, Tatekawa Maru, Toa Maru, Toei Maru and Toho Maru.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/kawasaki-type-tanker-pe-scale-set-794" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/kawasaki-type-tanker-pe-scale-set-794#comments Ships Details Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:47:39 +0000 Doug Cole 10008 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Blue Streak: Britain's Medium Range Ballistic Missile https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/blue-streak-britains-medium-range-ballistic-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/blue-streak-britains-medium-range-ballistic-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/blue-streak-britains-medium-range-ballistic-missile/blue_streak_britains_medium_range_ballistic_missile_cover_front.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>John Boyes was born in Edinburgh in 1947. Educated at Rugby School, he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1972 and thereafter pursued a career in the motor industry until his retirement in 2005. He has had a lifelong interest in the history of missiles and published his first book, <em>Project Emily: Thor IRBM and the RAF</em>, in 2008. John followed with <em>Thor Ballistic Missile: The United States and the United Kingdom in Partnership </em>in 2015.&nbsp; He is the treasurer of the Royal Air Force Historical Society and financial controller of the Bomber Command Association, responsible for the financial management of its memorial in London. He has given a number of lectures on Thor and regularly contributed to the British Nuclear History meetings at Charterhouse. He is married and lives in West Wickham, Kent.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/blue-streak-britains-medium-range-ballistic-missile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/blue-streak-britains-medium-range-ballistic-missile#comments Space & Sci-Fi Vehicles Publications Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:00:53 +0000 Doug Cole 10007 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org F-86K Sabre Dog “NATO” All Weather Fighter https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-86k-sabre-dog-nato-all-weather-fighter <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/f-86k-sabre-dog-nato-all-weather-fighter" 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/f-86k-sabre-dog-nato-all-weather-fighter/image0.jpeg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The F-86 D was built as a stop gap interceptor while the U.S. developed more sophisticated and mission specific aircraft for that purpose. At the same time, the European NATO operators realized they needed the same type of aircraft and the F-86K was the result. The F-86K differed from its U.S. built examples by installing cannons in lieu of the rockets on the US version. Some plugs were added into the fuselage to maintain the center of gravity. Italy's Fiat company produced license-built versions of the F-86K. Also of note, was the capability of some of these aircraft to carry sidewinder missiles.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-86k-sabre-dog-nato-all-weather-fighter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-86k-sabre-dog-nato-all-weather-fighter#comments Aircraft Kits Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:50:23 +0000 Doug Cole 10006 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org F8U-2 Crusader "Jolly Rogers" (2 kits) https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f8u-2-crusader-jolly-rogers-2-kits <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/f8u-2-crusader-jolly-rogers-2-kits" 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/f8u-2-crusader-jolly-rogers-2-kits/pdr-6_01.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The F8U Crusader (later re-designated as F-8) was the first operational supersonic carrier aircraft serving for the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the late 1950s. Often considered the last gunfighter, it was well loved by pilots for exceptional performance. One interesting feature was the movable wing assembly. While it's often believed that the purpose of the raised wing was to improve lift, the fact is that raising the wing allowed the fuselage of the aircraft to assume a lower angle of attack on landing, permitting greater visibility for the pilot, while maintaining optimal aerodynamic performance of the wing, slats and flaps.</p> <p>On to the kit - or kits, as there are two diminutive jewels in the box. In keeping with Platz' usual high standards, parts are crisp, with minimal parting lines and no flash, and great detail. Assembly was straightforward and quick, I spent far more time masking and painting than building. There's not much cockpit detail but not much to be seen with the canopy closed, so I didn't go overboard there. I left the one-piece wings off each model until after painting, which eased handling, masking and decaling significantly.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f8u-2-crusader-jolly-rogers-2-kits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f8u-2-crusader-jolly-rogers-2-kits#comments Aircraft Kits Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:41:32 +0000 Dave Morrissette 10005 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org RN R Class Submarines https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/rn-r-class-submarines <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/rn-r-class-submarines" 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/okb-grigorov-rn-r-class-submarines/okb_r_sub_43.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Package" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>OKB Grigorov has provided super little set of 4 submarines which represent all the various produced of this class of British Submarine ordered at the end of WW1. They were the forerunner of the modern Attack submarine. They produced 12 of these small diesel electric submarines. All but 2 were scrapped by 1923. The remaining two until 1929 and 1934.</p> <p>Included is:</p> <ul> <li>Four resin parts</li> <li>Four Photo Etch Sheets</li> <li>Four different resin submarines</li> <li>Instruction Sheet</li> </ul> <p>The detail quality is great; The parts are very delicate parts that need careful removal from the resin bases.</p> <p>The instruction sheet is very basic but enough to get them built. You just must ensure you use the correct Photo Etch sheet with the right resin submarine. Here is a quick list to help</p> <ul> <li>PE sheet RA is for submarine R10</li> <li>PE sheet RB is for submarine R12</li> <li>PE sheet RC is for submarine R3 or R4</li> <li>PE sheet RD is for submarine R1 or R2</li> </ul> <p>The Assembly is quick and easy. Please be careful with the Photo etch pats are placed in the correct place.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/rn-r-class-submarines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/rn-r-class-submarines#comments Ships Kits Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:24:34 +0000 Jim Pearsall 10004 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Sturmgeschutz III on the Battlefield 5 https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5 <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/sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5" 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/peko-sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5/stug_3_60.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Front Cover" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book is volume 5 in a series of books containing pictures of the Sturmgeschutz in action and specifications for assault tank. Book has both English and Hungarian text.</p> <p>I found the pictures in this book to be fascinating and show many of the variants of this very versatile AFV.</p> <p>Many of these pictures have never been published before and I have seen a lot and yet I had no recollection of seeing any of these before.</p> <p>I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in the Stug and a must for modellers.</p> <p>Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them</p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/sturmgeschutz-iii-battlefield-5#comments Military Vehicles Publications Sun, 26 Jan 2020 04:53:13 +0000 Jim Pearsall 10003 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org B26B-50 Invader Korean War https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b26b-50-invader-korean-war <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/b26b-50-invader-korean-war" 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/148-b26b-50-invader-korean-war/icm_b26_box.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Kit</h3> <p>The Douglas A-26 Invader was an American twin-engine light bomber / ground attack aircraft. From 1948 -1966 it was re-designated as the B-26 and served in the Korean War from 1950-1953.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b26b-50-invader-korean-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b26b-50-invader-korean-war#comments Aircraft Kits Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:11:52 +0000 Doug Cole 9787 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org B26B/C (Korean War) Decal Set https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b26bc-korean-war-decal-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/b26bc-korean-war-decal-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/148-b26bc-korean-war-decal-set/icm_b-26bc_decal_4802.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Packaging" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ICM has produced a fine decal set specifically to be used with ICM kit no. 48281, B-26-50 Invader. The decal set includes markings for four aircraft, the most notable of which is B-26B-61-DL "The 7th Chadwick" piloted by Lt. Col. R. Fourtney, CO of the 13th BC 3rd BG in Korea of Spring, 1953. Other markings are included for B-26C-30-DT "Marth Ann" of the 3rd BG, B-26B-55-DL of the 95th BS, 17th BW and B-26C-45-DT of the 3rd BG.</p> <h3>Reviewer's Comments</h3> <p>Each of the four options are intended for black-painted aircraft. A double-sided, full-color instruction guide is provided. Only side views of the aircraft are given. Placement markings are fairly understandable; however, cross-referencing is recommended.</p> <p>The diagram for "The 7th Chadwick" could be improved. This aircraft has a bright red nose which covers the front landing gear door and part of the bombay doors. The given diagram is insufficient and does a poor job of showing the slope angle of the red color as it passes under the wing and does not show how much of the bombay doors are painted red. You will need to consult outside resources to obtain accuracy.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b26bc-korean-war-decal-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/b26bc-korean-war-decal-set#comments Aircraft Decals Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:01:41 +0000 Doug Cole 9786 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Scale Model Jig 32-24 Scale https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/scale-model-jig-32-24-scale <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/scale-model-jig-32-24-scale" 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/masterpiece-models-scale-model-jig-32-24-scale/bench-mate_1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Package" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Masterpiece Models has provided a useful aircraft building jig for 1/32 to 1/24 scale aircraft.</p> <p>The Jig is designed for use in assembly of models, Painting and transporting.</p> <p>There is no instructions included but the assembly of the jig is simple and the photograph on the box is enough to allow you to build it with ease. Peeling the protective paper off the acrylic sheet parts was not very easy. I suggest pulling it off very slowly works best. The black plastic vertical mounting parts need slow cleaning up of flash.</p> <p>It is made from a clear acrylic sheet and comes with four adjustable supports that can be adjusted vertically and in and out.</p> <p>This is a very useful tool when modelling aircraft and many science fiction subjects also. Although the jig states for 1/32 to 1/24, I did find it is also good for large 1/72 scale aircraft as well as many 1/48 aircraft. I would have like some soft felt like material for mounting on the surfaces that are in contact with the model. I will add some myself to save any potential paint damage.</p> <p>I highly recommend this jig and will be using it a lot!</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/scale-model-jig-32-24-scale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/scale-model-jig-32-24-scale#comments Miscellaneous Modeling Products Sat, 25 Jan 2020 04:48:36 +0000 Jim Pearsall 9785 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Mirage F-1 CT/CR "Special Edition" with Tru-Color Paints https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints <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/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints" 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/148-mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints/bauleo_-_review_mirage_italeri_mirage_f.1_1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="Box Art" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The paints were provided by Tru-Color Paint. <a href="http://trucolorpaint.com/" rel="nofollow">http://trucolorpaint.com/</a></p> <p>This is a combined review of the 1/48 Italeri Mirage F.1 "Bye-Bye Mirage" and a selection of Tru-Color paints provided for the build review.</p> <p>When you open the box you find a total of 5 sprues (one clear) with many parts marked as "not for use" -weapons for the most part. The overall look of the plastic parts is good. No flash, smooth surface, finely recessed panel lines and the transparent parts are free of scratches. You also get an excellent decal sheet with markings for 3 airplanes, all of them in the retirement scheme of the Mirage F.1</p> <p>Based on my limited research the plastic parts were originally molded by ESCI back in 1978. Back in 2002 Italeri improved the molds to add newer parts (due to the modernization of the airplane new antennas, air scoops, etc. were needed). The newer parts also included a few replacement parts of the original ones.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mirage-f-1-ctcr-special-edition-tru-color-paints#comments Aircraft Kits Wed, 22 Jan 2020 04:55:13 +0000 Jim Pearsall 9117 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Part 1 - Waco CG-4A Glider https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider <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/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider" 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/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider/masterpiece_models_box_art_waco-glider-wwii-series2-1.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>IPMS/USA welcomes the proprietors of Masterpiece models back, and serious appreciation for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with yet one more of their newest releases, in a scale never before attempted: 1/35<sup>th</sup>! A perfect diorama subject, we certainly will see some of these in a D-Day or Market Garden setting... And my personal thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.</p> <p>Sometimes I wonder at my sanity; then my wife reminds me that I really am over the edge and I know...</p> <p>Resin kits are a case in point; requiring truly radical and different skill sets for a project. Rare (Usually) subjects or subjects which economically do not make sense to cut a mold for injection molding. Resin is rarely forgiving, and on occasion makes you question why you are in the hobby.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/part-1-waco-cg-4a-glider#comments Aircraft Kits Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:59:35 +0000 Dave Morrissette 9111 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Fw-190 Exterior Detail Set for Hasegawa https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa <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/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa" 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/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa/package.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales.</p> <p>Brengun has produced a photoetched brass exterior detailing set for the already very nicely detailed 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 kit. The set is packaged in a sealed-fold clear plastic sleeve. There are three plates of photoetch included. Plate one includes wing root plates, main gear cover components and some of the cowling components. Plate two includes the rear canopy cover plate, opposite main gear cover components; underwing cannon access plates, canopy framing and braces, wheel well plates and other main gear bits. Plate three consists of miscellaneous exterior cover plates and hatch covers, main cowling support, and canopy frames.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-exterior-detail-set-hasegawa#comments Aircraft Details Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:47:01 +0000 Dave Morrissette 9110 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Fw-190 Interior Detail Set for Hasegawa https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa <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/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa" 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/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa/package.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales. They have a knack for producing interesting, off-beat and little known subjects.</p> <p>Brengun has produced a photoetched stainless steel detailing set for the already very nicely appointed 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 kit. The set is packaged in a sealed-fold clear plastic sleeve. There are two plates of photoetch and a clear acetate sheet of instruments dials included. Plate one includes the rear cockpit cover, windscreen frame, gunsight, large instrument panel and bezels. Plate two includes the seat, harnesses, smaller instrument panel, side instrument panels, rudder pedals, bulkheads, trim wheel, levers and other assorted bits.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/fw-190-interior-detail-set-hasegawa#comments Aircraft Details Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:56:21 +0000 Dave Morrissette 9109 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless <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/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless" 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/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless/front_cover.jpg" alt="Product Image" title="" width="150" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-review_cover_square"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless publication was released on Nov 15, 2019, so it's a new addition to the "Single" series published by MMP. This publication, by Dariusz Karnas and Artur Juszczak contains a series of excellent profile illustrations in both 1/72<sup>nd</sup> and 1/48<sup>th</sup> scales. Panel lines, access hatches, and other surface detail are clearly visible. For those who wish to add some internal detail to a model, or just wonder what might be inside the aircraft frame, pages 7 and 8 have some "cut-away" illustrations that reveal a considerable amount of detail.</p> <p>The black &amp; white photographs, pp 10-15, will be very helpful to those who are interested in markings placement, and the appearance of surface detail such as navigation lights, alerion actuators, and the like.</p> <p>Pages 16 through 19 feature photographs of some cockpit detail and engine detail. Some fantastic profile illustrations complete the book.</p> <p>For the historian, this publication provides an excellent "view" of the SBD-1 Dauntless. And for the modeler, this publication is a treasure trove of detail.</p><p><a href="https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/douglas-sbd-1-dauntless#comments Aircraft Publications Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:33:47 +0000 Dave Morrissette 8729 at https://web.ipmsusa3.org