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Moebius 1/25 Plymouth Belvedere I

The 1965 Plymouth Belvedere came in 3 series: the economy valued Belvedere I, the Belvedere II and the sporty Satellite. The Satellite was at the top of the line-up and offered in two body styles, convertible and 2 door hardtop, with standard equipment featuring a 273 cu. in V8 engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. The intermediary Belvedere II series came in five body styles: 2 door hardtop, convertible, 4 door sedan and 6 and 9

Judge Dredd’s ABC War Robot Model

The ABC Warrior was an old robot used in a previous war. The ABC Warrior eventually ended up in the hands of the legal arms dealer Geiger. After Geiger was killed by Rico, Rico reprogrammed the Robot to obey his command. Afterwards the Robot was Rico's main muscle and did any necessary heavy combat for him and Dr. Ilsa. When Judge Griffin suggests they reboot the Janus Project and the council refuses, he has the robot

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 hill climbing ability. The GAZ-98 was developed in 1942 and is powered by a GAZ-M1 truck engine

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 the Gulf War, a CIP (Combat Identification Panel) was developed and attached to the sides and

1/48 Academy F-4B Built Photos

Here it is, the final installment of the Academy 1/48 F-4B review. Seems like just a few weeks ago, when we posted with great excitement pictures of the new tooling for this model kit. It is here, from tiny plastic granules to a nicely engineered precision model kit on my shelf. I seldom do work-in-progress posts because of time limitations. But I had to make an exception for this one. It has been quite a

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

Hasegawa Hughes 500MD Defender ‘IDF’

The successful Hughes 500/MD 500 series began life in response to a US Army requirement for a light observation helicopter.Hughes' Model 369 won the contest against competition from Bell and Hiller. The OH-6 Cayuse first flew in February 1963. The 500 series design features shock-absorbing landing skid struts, a turboshaft engine mounted at a 45-degree angle toward the rear of the cabin pod, a fuel tank cell under the floor and the battery in the nose. The

Kinetic 1/48 F-16I SUFA (Storm)

The F-16I nicknamed "Sufa" (Storm) is manufactured by "Lockheed Martin" and equipped with a "Pratt & Whitney" engine as well as advanced systems developed in Israel according to the IAF's specifications by the country's defense industries. Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFT) - These tanks are manufactured by the  "Israel Aircraft Industries"  and increase the aircraft's amount of internal fuel by 50%. Their purpose is to significantly prolong the aircraft's flight range and ability to remain in

Trumpeter 1/48 Mig 15 bis Fagot

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15) was a jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in daylight. The MiG-15 also served as the starting point for development of the more advanced MiG-17 which was still an effective

Academy Mig 29-AS ‘Slovak Air Force’

Just when I was about to start 1/48 Fulcrum B Mig-29UB, I came across the Academy Mig 29AS from the Slovak Air Force. Neat! I always wanted to have one of those digital camouflage scheme but never had the guts to paint it myself. So with this model from Academy I've got the best of both worlds, a subject I didn't have in my collection with a camouflage scheme that would take years for me

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