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Hasegawa F-16F (Block 60) Fighting Falcon

The F-16F is the latest version of the F-16. They do not exist in the USAF inventory and are currently an export variant only. Originally, the single-seat version of the General Dynamics Read More »

Cyber Hobby JSU 152 Soviet Tank 3 in 1

In the latter half of WWII, in order to counter German tanks, the Russian army used the JS-2 heavy tank’s chassis to create the JSU-152 heavy self-propelled gun. It featured improved armor Read More »

Revell Arado Ar (E) 555 Model

Revell Arado Ar (E) 555

In 1944, the Imperial Air Ministry requested a long-range, high-speed bomber that could carry 8,819 lb (4,000 kg) payloads. The stealthy Ar555 was Arado’s preferred prototype. By year’s end, however, the expensive Read More »

Revell 1/48 SBD Dauntless

Taking pictures of your model kits

OK, so you have been working long hours on that model and finally you can declare it, finished! No comes the part that I’ve seen many times. A photo session of your Read More »

1/35 Tamiya Rover 7 Ambulance

Tamiya British Ambulance Rover 7

The Land Rover has served the British Army and other British Services for a quarter of a century in various forms, also equipping the armies of many countries who traditionally take their Read More »

Italeri M60-Blazer Tank

Italeri M60 Blazer IDF Tank

Magach (מגח; Ma-GAKH) designation refers to a series of tanks in Israeli service. The tanks are based on the American M48 and M60 Patton tanks. Magach 1, 2, 3 and 5 are Read More »

Revell M42 Twin Forty KIT ALERT!

Revell kit #85-7822 M42 Twin Forty, Renwal Models.

Please be aware that 1 of the bagged parts in this kit is incorrect. The balance of the parts is correct. Revell is in the process of having the correct bag of parts molded to replace these incorrect parts. However these parts will not be available until on or about Oct. 31, [...] Continue Reading…

Trumpeter’s 35th Scale PLA WZ505 IFV


The Chinese have been building their copy of the BMP-1 for quite a while and have created many variations.  One of these took the turret of the Type 92 wheels vehicle and adapted it to their BMP-1 clone in lieu of the regular gun turret.  Trumpeter almost did the same thing.  They took the Hobby Boss Type 92 turret [...] Continue Reading…

Trumpeter 1/200 Bismark (WIP)

With over 1,700 parts here is a sight we don’t see everyday. The famed Kriegsmarine battleship and the lead ship in his class from Trumpeter Models in a colossal 1/200 scale is kindly presented here as a work in progress project by reader Terry Cornell. Terry has been very kind to share this build with all of us [...] Continue Reading…

Everything You Need to Start Modeling Pt. II of II


Hello! How’s everybody doing? Just here to—

What do you mean where have I been? I’ve been right—

Well, I was gonna write, like, tons of articles—in fact, I’ve got them all written already, like, I just have to upload them into the… Mother… base(?) and then like BOOOOOM, they’re gonna be so many articles written by me that you’re gonna wish that you were never [...] Continue Reading…

1/72 German Haunebu I

The SS E-IV (Entwicklungsstelle 4), a development unit of the SS occult “Order of the Black Sun” was tasked with researching alternative energies to make the Third Reich independent of scarce fuel oil for war production. Their work included developing alternative energies and fuel sources through coal gasification, research into grain alcohol fuels, less complicated coal burning engines for [...] Continue Reading…

Monogram Armored Half Track Model Kit

The Half Track was developed from the concept of the scout car as a troop carrier and recon vehicle. Many more uses became apparent by mounting a 37 mm cannon with two .50 caliber machine guns, 75 mm and 105 mm cannons. Also built was an M16 multiple machine gun mount called a “Quad 50″. The M16 mounted a [...] Continue Reading…

Tamiya A6M5c Type 52 Zero Fighter ZEKE

Tamiya Zero AM5c Zero Fighter

In April 1939, shortly after the first Japanese Zero began test trials, modification drawings were already taking place on the zero in the Mitsubishi design room, to keep pace with the anticipated long air war in the Pacific. After the initial superiority of the Zero over allied aircraft began to wane, due to new U.S. types being introduced, Mitsubishi [...] Continue Reading…

New model kits selection at Michaels stores

Yesterday after stopping by at Michaels Stores for some Testors ”Wet Look” gloss clear, we did noticed a bunch of NEW products on the shelves. Technically they are not new but rather new offerings from the craft store. Many of us have stopped going to the stores because they bring from Revell and Monogram models a new item every [...] Continue Reading…

Monogram 1/32 Panzer IV Tank

In all its wars, Germany excelled at maneuver warfare. However, it wasn’t until the invention of the reliable, quick, and extremely powerful Panzer IV that the German Panzer Corps really waged a blitzkrieg. Upgrades to the armor and armament of the Panzer IV took the tank from an infantry support role and made it a powerful weapon for confronting [...] Continue Reading…

Panzerwrecks 17; Normandy 3

I first came across William (Bill) Auerbach’s books over 35 years ago in a hobby shop. I bought a book called ‘Last of the Panzers’ and was very impressed with the quality of the captions and the unique photos contained therein. One in particular that stuck in my mind was of a Jagdpanzer 38 with a baby elephant marking. [...] Continue Reading…

Hasegawa 1/200 B787-8 Demonstrator LE

The “Dreamliner®” makes its debut.

First flown in December 2009, the 787-8 Dreamliner is the most fuel-efficient commercial airliner in the Boeing fleet. The 787-8 spans 197 feet (60 m), measures 186 feet (57 m) long and boasts a range of 7,650-8,200 nautical miles (14,170-15,190 km). With the 787-8’s 210-passenger capacity and impressive reach, Boeing is looking to replace its [...] Continue Reading…

1/48 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk-Vb

The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb was the most widely produced variant of the Mk.V series of Spitfires. Entering service with the RAF in early 1941 the Mk.Vb variant incorporated a number of improvements over earlier Spitfires. Most notably it was the first common variant to be fitted with the ‘B’ wing, comprising two 20mm cannons and four .303in Browning machine [...] Continue Reading…

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