Lessons from the decade-long conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and newer concerns over Iran, China and the Middle East, are prompting the Pentagon to rethink military strategy. One new focus is its amphibious operations -- making soldiers seaworthy, and using positions on the water to better support combat on land.
April, 2012 marks the centennial of the most (if not the most) disastrous cruise liners tragedy in history. To commemorate its centennial, the folks over Rapid Nadion.com recreated the sinking of the Titanic with two 1:350 scale model kits from Academy. Lots of preparation went thru for little over a minute of footage. They did the heck of a job and even if ships is not your favorite subject in scale models, this is one
As the building our Tamiya 1:35 scale British Challenger 1 MK.3 comes to an end, the next build will enter the work-in-progress queue being the Israeli Merkava MK. IV LIC (Low Intensity Conflict) from Academy Models. As must of you might know, this kit does not include rubber tracks. They have been molded instead in styrene with some sections actually being single links to be assembled. Tamiya's Sturmgeschutz III in 1:48 scale, happens to include
Video Description: "We Remember" was performed live at the ICAS Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. This video was produced to be projected on the screens behind Dwayne O'Brien while he sang this song. I found this video very moving and I wanted to share it here with fellow model builders, family and friends with great appreciation for the hobby or American History. To all those who went airborne to defend what many take for granted, our
XP-59, America's first jet plane Bell XP-59 Airacomet Span: 45ft 6in (13.87m) Length: 38ft 2in (11.63 m) Height: 12ft 4in (3.76 m) Powerplant: Two General Electric I-A's (each 1,250lb (567kg) thrust) Maximum speed: 404 mph Weight: Empty 7,320lb (3,320 kg), Loaded 12,562lb (5,698 kg) Armament: 2x 37mm cannons Range: 400 miles