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Tarkus II ,M60A1 1/48 kit bash.Kitech/Monogram

by Robert Royes on December 2, 2016 · in Armor — 7 Comments

Not knowing what was in the Kitech kit ,it was supposed to have reactive armor per the USMC [ it did not] it also was a motorized kit, which made the running gear less accurate than the snaptite kits. I […]

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Friday Briefing 2 (Notes for Civvy Street)

by Rob Pollock on December 2, 2016 · in How-to — 11 Comments

All Unit Commanders (by Order): to be Issued to all Personnel on Transfer from Barracks/Discharge from Service 1. Speech: •Time should never begin with a zero or end in a hundred; it is not 0530 or 1400. It is 5:30am […]

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Friday Briefing

by Rob Pollock on December 2, 2016 · in Uncategorized — 11 Comments

Up close and personal.

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Verlinden Fantasy 120mm Resin “The Dungeonmaster”

by George Tufnail on December 2, 2016 · in Figures — 7 Comments

Newest finished piece. This is The Dungeonmaster, a 120mm, 6 part resin kit from the now defunct company, Verlinden. I have had this kit for nearly 15 years, and finally decided I could do it justice. It was primed with […]

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Airfix 1/48 P-40B/C Tomahawk II

by Tom Cleaver on December 1, 2016 · in Reviews — 14 Comments

Erik Shilling – The Tiger’s Tiger: It was hot on Don Muang Airport outside Bangkok on December 10, 1941, as the humidity increased with the rising tropic sun. The crews of the 60th, 62nd and 98th Sentais sweated to ready […]

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Hasegawa 1/48 P-47D-30, Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (FAEM)

by Bryan W. Bernart on December 1, 2016 · in Aviation — 13 Comments

This was a typical Hasegawa build-fell together with little or no putty. My attempt at a NMF was complicated, time consuming and most likely unnecessary. My intent was to use as much of the Aztec decal sheet, but would have […]

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1/48 Hasegawa F-104G HAF

by Tzigkounakis Tasos on December 1, 2016 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

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Halberstadt CL.II

by Rob Pollock on December 1, 2016 · in Aviation — 32 Comments

Operational History The CL.II entered service in August 1917, and proved extremely successful, its excellent manoeuvrability, rate of climb and good field of fire for its armament allowing it to match opposing single-seat fighters. It also proved to be well […]

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A Nice Pair of Juuu… Thunderbolts.

by Scott Nelson on November 30, 2016 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

I’ve read a number of good reviews of the Platz 1/144 kits and at a recent contest I ran across a good deal at a vendor table so I decided to give one a try. In the box you get […]

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Ltjg George W Bush

by Thomas Sweeney on November 30, 2016 · in Aviation — 10 Comments

Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday, June 12, 1942, as a Seaman 2nd Class. He was commissioned an ensign and pilot and served aboard the USS San Jacinto flying Grumman Avener bombers with the 3rd and […]