Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

New Ware B-2 Masking sets

Published: July 21st, 2019     
New Ware B-2 Masking sets
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/72
Company: New Ware

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Every once in a while this reviewer makes a serious mistake...due to whatever reason.   In this case I fell into the trap of writing a review for a company product (New Ware, in this case) and crediting a different company ( DN Models, who I have been using frequently on other projects). 

No excuse for this and my sincere apologies for both companies. 

IPMS/USA thanks a new supplier, New Ware, for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with one more of their prolific releases.  I have only recently been selectively purchasing masking sets, and am finding them almost exclusively a must-use item. 

USA WWII Landing Vehicle Set

Published: July 7th, 2019     
USA WWII Landing Vehicle Set
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/350
Company: Hobby Fan Trading Co., Ltd.

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?

AIM-4D Falcon

Published: July 7th, 2019     
AIM-4D Falcon
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

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 1/32nd 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.

AIM-120C AMRAAM Missile

Published: July 7th, 2019     
AIM-120C AMRAAM Missile
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

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.

So, first decision- tactical or training. Use the following parts for the one you choose:

AIM-120A/B AMRAAM Missile

Published: July 5th, 2019     
AIM-120A/B AMRAAM Missile
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

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.

So, first decision: tactical or trainings. Use the following parts for the one you choose:

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