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New Academy USN F-4J ”Showtime 100”

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. During the Vietnam conflict Lieutenant Randy "Duke" Cunningham and Lieutenant William P. Driscoll flying an F-4J, call sign "Showtime 100," shot down three MiG-17s and went on to become the first American flying aces of the war. This Forces of

Revell 1/24 Auto Transport Trailer

Whether they are new cars going to be sold or old cars going to auction, cars stacked precariously on semi-trailers is a common sight on the nation's roads. Car companies load the maximum amount of cars possible onto the trailers, lending a jigsaw-puzzle look to the entire contraption. With this trailer kit you can load as many as six 1/25 scale kits and haul them with a 1/25 scale tractor (all sold separately). The Kit: This kit

Revell 1/24 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Finally one of these babies arrived and parked in our office. This is the new 1/24 Revell Honda Civic Si from the Fast & Furious movie franchise. This kit comes loaded with extra parts to pimp this ride including very low profile vinyl tires. The kit is molded in white as you can see from the pictures and the molding is superb. In this production sample I did not find a single bit of flash

Academy AH-64D Block II ‘Early Version’

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage. It has four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles

Easy Eight Sherman tank from Tamiya

The legendary U.S. tank M4 Sherman first went into production in February 1942, and would undergo a number of modifications in order to combat the powerful threat posed by its opposing German counterparts. One such variant was the March 1944 M4A3(76)W, which took the late production hull and its superior armor, fitting it with an effective 76mm anti-tank gun. While this extra weight ultimately proved the undoing of the (76)W, it provided the impetus for

1/48 UH-34D Seahorse Operation Deep Freeze

The Sikorsky H-34 (company designation S-58) is a piston-engined military helicopter that was originally designed by American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky for the United States Navy for service in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) role. It has seen extended use when adapted to turbine power by the British licensee as the Westland Wessex and Sikorsky as the later S-58T. Various H-34s served, mostly as medium transports, on every continent with the armed forces of twenty-five countries—from combat in

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 a paper header, we find five items.  On the left is the replacement roof (compare to the kit item in the next photograph).  On the right

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,

Monogram 1/32 Panzer IV Tank

In all its wars, Germany excelled at maneuver warfare. However, it wasn't until the invention of the reliable, quick, and extremely powerful Panzer IV that the German Panzer Corps really waged a blitzkrieg. Upgrades to the armor and armament of the Panzer IV took the tank from an infantry support role and made it a powerful weapon for confronting nearly any enemy. In the end, simple numbers defeated superior design. The number of Shermans and

Monogram C-47 Skytrain Plastic Model Kit

An aluminum tube 63ft. long; unheated, unpressurized, unarmored, unarmed and carrying 32 men to war through flak and fighter fire. Gooney Birds, the C-47 Skytrain, were the workhorses and warhorses of the Allies throughout WWII. They carried paratroopers into combat, brought supplies to embattled soldiers and, at the end of the war, carried them home. No model collection is complete without at least one model of the humble yet mighty C-47 Skytrain. Monogram 1/48 C-47 Skytrain Presenting

Revell 1/32 M47 Patton II Tank

M47s were rushed into production in order to participate in the Korean War. Detroit Arsenal combined a turret from the upcoming T-42 with the existing chassis of the M46 to produce the M47. In many ways the M47 was a modern tank, with a stabilized gun that increased accuracy and firing rate and an updated suspension; however, it also suffered from a very old style of armor on its chassis which made it vulnerable to

1/48 Japanese A6M5 Zero from Revell

When the Zero was designed, pilot survivability was not forefront in the minds of its creators. Speed, armament, maneuverability-all of these characteristics were at the absolute peak of their development, but the Zero's lack of armor made it extremely vulnerable to return fire. As losses mounted, Japan simply ran out of trained pilots leaving the aeronautic engineering marvels that were the Zero firmly on the ground. FEATURES: Highly detailed pieces molded in light gray and clear Seated pilot

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