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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 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 »

Moebius Colonial Viper MK-II

1/32 Moebius Colonial Viper MK-II

Capable of atmospheric flight, the Viper Mark II is a single-seat craft possessing two kinetic energy weapons (KEWs). Hard-points beneath the wings allow missiles, munitions pods and other ordnance to be mounted. Read More »

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…

North American F-86F Sabre from Airfix

The F86 Sabre has rightly come to be regarded as one of the most outstanding aviation designs of all time. Serving with air forces across the globe for over forty years, the Sabre was designed in an era of guns and served into the missile age.

It was in the skies over Korea that the Sabre forged its reputation. While [...] Continue Reading…

Nuts & Bolts Volume 32: The Medium Cross country Lorries 3 ton (6×4) of the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht

After the release of the Nuts & Bolts Maultier book, the publisher decided to add a new book with the information on the unarmored other cross country trucks. I had bought many of the new kits coming from ICM, MiniArt, I(BG, and others so this reference was perfectly timed. This is a hefty book at 224 pages not including [...] Continue Reading…

The Beginner’s Toolbox or Everything You Need to Start Modeling (pt. 1 of 2 (Hopefully))

Sorry for leaving you guys out here, but you will learn to do some KILLER weathering looking at pics like this!

“I know, I know, it hasn’t been that long since we last spoke to each other, it’s just that… I guess I sort of felt bad the way I left things. And I know that The Game tells me that I should wait at least seven days before trying to contact you again, but—no, wait! Don’t hang up! C’mon Baby, [...] Continue Reading…

1/48 Tamiya German Panzer II A/B/C

In the mid 1930s, the German military pushed the production of tanks. The Panzer I designed as a training tank, did not have the adequate performance, so a light tank was needed to full the gap until the Panzer III could be introduced. Therefore, the German Ordnance Department issued a request for a new training tank that could be [...] Continue Reading…

New Toyota AB Phaeton from Tamiya

The AB Phaeton was based on the AA model passenger car and adopted the convertible form of the Phaeton. Most were supplied to the army and very few made it into the hands of the public. From the windshield back, the AB model was completely different from the AA model; the rear doors opened towards the rear,and the rear [...] Continue Reading…

Choosing Your First Model!!!

Hopefully your fist model does not come out like this, BUT if it does and you have completed all the steps in order and this is what happened then kudos to you, kudos.

Now, I imagine that you like things, maybe even enough to have general interest in these things, and maybe even enough of that interest to have some knowledge of these things that you are interested in. I only say all of this because I have known plenty of people who say that they are “so into” something, let’s say a [...] Continue Reading…

Revell A-7A Corsair II

The Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. The A-7 airframe design was based on the successful supersonic Vought F-8 Crusader. It was one of the first combat aircraft to feature a head-up display (HUD), an inertial navigation system (INS), and a turbofan engine. The Corsair II initially [...] Continue Reading…

New 1/24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon

A super detailed 1:24 scale model of the legendary ground attack Hawker Typhoon MkIb. This fantastic model has been created using our advanced CAD design used on all our new models, and we think you’ll agree the results are stunning! We’re excited to unveil an exclusive video interview (below) with the model’s designer Sam Townshend, in which he shares [...] Continue Reading…

Zvezda BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The BMP-1 is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle. BMP stands for Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty 1 (Russian: Боевая Машина Пехоты 1; БМП-1), meaning “infantry fighting vehicle”. The BMP-1 was the first mass-produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of USSR.  It was called the M-1967, BMP and BMP-76PB by NATO before its correct designation was known. The Soviet military leadership [...] Continue Reading…

Tamiya Bradley M2A2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle ODS

Production of the M2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles began in 1980. Based on operations in the Gulf War in 1991, a further improved M2A2 ODS (Operation Desert Storm) was later developed in 1996. The M2A2 ODS featured the latest in electronics, including a laser range finder, missile countermeasure device, GPS and digital compass antenna sensor. After friendly fire incidents in [...] Continue Reading…

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