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Hasegawa 1/35 Hitachi Zaxis 135US Excavator

Hitachi Zaxis 135us - Hasegawa - HSGS6601 - 1:35 Hasegawa has launched his second kit based on the Hitachi Double Arm Working Machine ASTACO  from 2015 this time the Hitachi Z Axis 135. Built to be  ultrashort excavator, is perfect for contractors working in and around obstacles.  It's built for heavy jobs with powerful cabling, a big bucket, a backfill blade standard in all models and the tight operating radius to get the job done virtually anywhere. The

Tamiya LRDG Command Car with Breda 20mm Gun

The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG "caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength". Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, acting under the direction of General Archibald

Italeri 1/35 Military Container

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 released by Italeri in model form. Inside the side opening box, there are two identical sprues,

Academy 1/35 M1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier

The M1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier is an improved version of the standard Humvee (HMMWV) designed to replace the M1025A2 used by the United States Armed Forces as a response to United States Central Command requirements. The M1151 HMMWV has a heavier chassis and improved engine to handle add-on armor. It is built on an Expanded Capacity Vehicle chassis, which allows for more passengers or additional supplies (up to 2,300 lbs). Its two- or four-seat variant

Tamiya 3ton 4×2 Opel Blitz German Truck

The German army in WWII used a wide variety of wheeled vehicles as part of their overall strategy of fast mechanized warfare. Among the most widely used was the 3Ton 4x2 Cargo Truck, a truck design that was first produced in the 1930s. Featuring a dependable 6-cylinder gasoline engine, the 3Ton 4x2 Cargo Truck could take on a very large payload disproportionate to its size. They proved to be not only extremely reliable, but also

Built Academy RQ-7B UAV

A few weeks ago we presented a quick view of the sprues here. I have been working this model kit in between breaks from other builds. It is a simple kit and it was basically finished in a few hours. The kit a very nice representation of the RQ-7B UAV. 2 figures are included and although these are not perfect, they aren't that bad either. Legs are separate parts and the torsos are comprised of

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 military needs from British industry. The Rover as it is officially known, is used in many roles. It is seen as a general purpose field car, for liason, reconnaissance, patrol, courier, staff or personnel transport. In long wheelbase form its roles include gun

Tamiya 1/35 M151A2 Jeep

The M151 MUTT was the successor to the Korean War M38 and M38A1 jeep Light Utility Vehicles. It was produced from 1959 through 1982 and served in the Vietnam War. The M151 utilized a monocoque design making it roomier than previous jeep designs, and incorporated an independent suspension with coil springs. It has since been replaced by the larger AM General HMMWV in most utility roles in frontline use. With some M151A2-units still in US

Academy 1/72 Dragon Wagon Model Kit

In 1942 a new 40 ton semi-trailer tank transporter was required. This was to offer better off-road performance than the M9 24-small-wheel trailer, and greater capacity than the 30 ton 8-large-wheel Shelvoke and Drewry semi-trailers, then in use with the Diamond T tractor unit. This new trailer was designed by the Fruehauf Trailer Company (based in Detroit, MI). A new tractor unit was required, as this heavier trailer was more than the Diamond T could

Airfix 1/76 Scale Scammel Tank Transport

The Scammell Pioneer was an off-road design from the late 1920s, built for the Imperial market where made-up roads were scarce. The combination of a suspension with a lot of movement while maintaining traction and a low-revving diesel engine gave it impressive pulling power on rough ground although at low speeds. Its capabilities and performance matched that needed for military vehicles. The British Army would take the Pioneer for many uses during the war but

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