Category: Armor

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Academy 1/35 M1A2 Abrams SEP TUSK II/V2

During the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, the U.S. deployed its latest M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks and these continued to be used in Iraq during the subsequent occupation period. Due to the threats posed by RPGs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the urban environments, the tanks were upgraded with...

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Photo etch sets from Matho Models

We do not know if our fellow model builders out there have noticed. Many of our after market resin, photo etch and other media items either for our aircraft, automobile and other military subjects come from the other side of the pond. Places like the Czech Republic, Poland and Belgium...

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New Italeri 1/24 Jeep Willys

Advances in early 20th century technology resulted in widespread mechanization of the military during World War I. The United States Army deployed four-wheel drive trucks in it, supplied by Four Wheel Drive Auto (FWD) and the Thomas B. Jeffery Company. By the eve of World War II the United States...

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Tamiya 1/48 Matilda Mk.III/IV Tank

The Matilda was developed as a heavily armored infantry tank and was one of the British Army’s main tanks in North Africa during WWII. The Matilda swept aside opposing Italian tanks and was respectfully called the “Queen of the Desert” by German forces. During Operation Battle axe to lift the...

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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...

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Revell of Germany Zil 131 Soviet Truck

The ZiL-131 is a basic technical design and is known for its reliability and superb off-road capability. The ZiL-131 was widely used in both the Soviet armed forces as well as in former Eastern Bloc countries. It is a four-wheel drive truck with a load carrying capacity of 5 tons...

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Paper Panzer Productions PPP35010 Jagdpanzer IV (V) Final Conversion

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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