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Monogram 1/32 Panzer IV Tank

In all its wars, Germany excelled at maneuver warfare. However,... Read More »

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 »

Trumpeter Soviet Aerosan RF-8/GAZ-98

The Russians used aerosans for reconnaissance and light raiding in northern areas where their light plywood skis allowed them to move quickly over the deep snow where other heavy vehicles would be unable to move at all.   However they were lightly powered and so could only be used on open country or frozen lakes as they had poor […] Continue Reading…

1/24 Revell Mustang 302 Boss

Finally, after a long month of work with different models of different subjects at the same time I present you the 1/24 2013 Mustang Boss 302 from Revell Models. Revell’s 2013 Mustang Boss 302 features a nicely detailed engine including its starter, alternator, oil filter, A/C compressor and a crisply molded pair of rocker covers, so super detailers, take […] Continue Reading…

Look at Latest VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS Kits!!!

Verlinden December 2014

For those of you rabid fans, you are looking at the actual “Korner” in “Justin’s Modelling Korner!” That’s right, I know you can’t believe that you are really seeing where so, so much magic happens, but, more importantly, you are getting a look at the latest offerings from Verlinden Productions!!!

Check it out. Leave some troll-y comments about how my […] Continue Reading…

Italeri 1/48 Combat Aircraft Support Group

This is the Italeri 1/48 Combat Aircraft Support Group which I believe it was sold under the ESCI label. It does features a nicely model towing tractor, bomb loader and a boarding ladder. Since it is injection molded, the price is quite fair compared to a resin counterpart if you’re building or planing on building a diorama on a […] Continue Reading…

Newest Revell 1/24 Snap Tite Models

When the guy in the brown truck stepped up at my doorstep with a package and I opened it, I knew immediately what I was going to do with its contents. This package came with the newest Snap Tite Build and Play model kit cars from Revell. I had to share this build with a bunch of young gentleboys […] Continue Reading…

Justin’s MUST-HAVE Modeling Xmas Gifts: #1 – The Small Shop’s 5 Speed, 5.5″ Photo-Etch Work Station

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MUST-HAVE XMAS GIFT #1 – The Small Shop’s “5 Speed” 5.5-inch Photo-Etch Workstation

The big question that never gets spoken aloud in the modeling world is: To photo-etch or not to photo-etch? Whether you’ve read a million build-logs or watched every armor “How-To” video on YouTube that you could ever find—this question is about as hush-hush as where D-Day was […] Continue Reading…

Upcoming releases from Revell 2014-2015

Dear Model Kits Review readers, I am pleased to announce the upcoming New Releases from Revell. Some of these model kits will be arriving at your local hobby shops or on-line Revell retailers soon.  Here is a list of the which include some familiar kits, new Snap-Tite ™, Renwal Blueprint and 1/48th scale aircraft. Remember, you can always see a […] Continue Reading…

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…

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