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Hasegawa F-16F (Block 60) Fighting Falcon

The F-16F is the latest version of the F-16. They... Read More »

Cyber Hobby JSU 152 Soviet Tank 3 in 1

In the latter half of WWII, in order to counter... Read More »

Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium

MPC/ERTL Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium

The Tydirium was a Sienar Fleet Systems Imperial Lambda-class shuttle, which operated as a courier... 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... Read More »

Italeri M60-Blazer Tank

Italeri M60 Blazer IDF Tank

Magach (מגח; Ma-GAKH) designation refers to a series of tanks... Read More »

Aztek, my airbrush of choice

And the question still arrives to my inbox. What airbrush... Read More »

Paper Panzer Productions PPP35010 Jagdpanzer IV (V) Final Conversion

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Paper Panzer Productions lineup includes conversions & PE details, mostly for vehicles that did not make it into widespread service.  However, this is one of the exceptions.  This set is a conversion for Dragon’s latest Jagdpanzer IV (V) to convert it into the final variant.

Inside a ©Ziploc style bag with a paper header, we find five items.  On the left […] Continue Reading…

Paper Panzer Productions etched Casting Symbols incl. German Factory Markings

 

Paper Panzer Productions is a new company from Belgium which has released several unique and interesting resin detail and conversion sets for 1/35th scale models.  This is their first etched set.  Product PPP35012 arrives in a © Ziploc type bag with a paper header stapled to it. There are no instructions.

Inside we find a fairly large sheet packed with […] Continue Reading…

Hasegawa Su-47 Berkut Ace Combat Grabacr LE

The Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (Russian: Су-47 Беркут—Golden Eagle) (NATO reporting name Firkin), also designated S-32 and S-37 (not to be confused with the twin-engined delta canard design offered by Sukhoi in the early 1990s under the designation Su-37 during initial development, was an experimental supersonic jet fighter developed by Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. A distinguishing feature of the aircraft was […] Continue Reading…

1/24 Tamiya Opel Astra V8 Coupe (24265)

The DTM (German Touring Car Championships) thrilled European motor sports fans with plenty of fender-to-fender action unfurled by three major car manufacturers: Mercedes-Benz, Opel, and Audi. The Opel machine that raced in the highly popular 2001 DTM season was the Astra V8 Coupe. With its over-sized front bumper, over fender, and rear wing, the machine’s external design maintained the […] Continue Reading…

Italeri 1/35 Military Container

Italeri 1/35 Military Container Model Kit

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed many standards including some covering shipping. One of the items standardized, using the ISO 6346 reporting mark, were intermodal shipping containers. This meant that the container, without being opened or unloaded, can be transferred from ship to rail to truck. Among the various lengths standardized, there is the 20 foot container as […] Continue Reading…

Airfix 2015 – IPMS Scale Model World announcement

Airfix 2015

Earlier this morning (Saturday 8th November 2014) the Airfix Development team gave their annual presentation to a packed lecture theatre at IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2014, revealing some key products from the forthcoming Airfix 2015 range, plus unveiling some new, cutting-edge technology that has been used in the creation of key models for next year. You haven’t missed out – below are the key points […] Continue Reading…

Bravo 6 Figures from the movie Fury

Presented in different poses, seated and standing, Bravo 6 has released the 3 set of the resin figures from the movie Fury in 1/35th scale. All three sets look amazing judging by the pictures from Bravo 6. The likeness on sculpt of Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan (Shia LaBeouf) looks absolutely amazing. The figure sets breakdown is as follows:

 B6-35108
U.S. Tank Commander (set […] Continue Reading…

Masterpiece Models’ 1/48th Russian Hexagon Tarmac/ SCIFI Display Base

MM48SovRunway03

With the return of Masterpiece Models to the original owner, several new welcome releases are now available from their shop.  One of these that caught my interest is the 48th scale Russian Hexagon display base.  The hexagons were CAD designed by Chris Benshoof while John Geigle completed the scene.  In a simply and surprisingly light box, we find the […] Continue Reading…

MIG AMMO World War I Paint Sets Review

WWI MIG Sets
OVERALL GRADE: A+

This year is, of course, the centenary of the start of the Great War. A lot of model and model accessory companies have already begun to acknowledge this gruesome hundredth-year anniversary with complementary kits and paints specific to the colors of what would later become known as World War I (or the First World War for our […] Continue Reading…

Removing chrome from model kit parts

This question arise very often among model car builders:

Why do model kit builders remove the chrome from those parts to have them painted in chrome finish again?

This is up to the model builder and his/her available resources when building a particular model kit like access to Metalizer, Alclad2 primers and finishes, air compressor, airbrush, etc.  Some model kit builders […] Continue Reading…

Model Collect TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower

The TOS-1 heavy flamethrower system is intended for direct fire support of advancing infantry and main battle tanks, and moves in their combat orders. It is designed to engage military personnel, fortifications and light armored vehicles. The heavy flamethrower system is generally similar to multiple launch rocket systems, however fires different types of rockets and has shorter firing range. […] Continue Reading…

More Revell model kits at Walmart

It was with great excitement that little over a year ago we announced the return of plastic model kits at Walmart stores around the nation. By then, some of our visitors reported seeing these model kits from Revell in Walmart stores around Canada. With a recent change of their planogram for the holidays season, don’t be surprised to find […] Continue Reading…

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