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Maketar Masks

by Rob Pollock on January 17, 2017 in Reviews -- 4 Comments

These are a few sample mask sets from Maketar. Many different types and scales available. Their website has full details with distributor information. They offer great flexibility of requirements across many subject types. Thought I’d share the link: http://www.shop.maketar.com

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2017 Preview-Planned Projects new and old

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 7, 2017 in Reviews -- 16 Comments

Happy New year everyone as today I will preview what I have planned for the new year. New projects are mostly 48th scale for the most part, have not decided what to build in 72nd scale as yet. A little […]

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Thunder Model 1/35 Case VAI Tractor

by Boris Rakic on December 6, 2016 in Reviews -- 16 Comments

What now? Between all the new kit announcements over the last couple of months, one in particular struck my interest. A new company by the name of Thunder Model was about to release their first kit, a Case VAI tractor […]

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My Modelling Year (Theme)

by Rob Pollock on December 3, 2016 in Reviews -- 18 Comments

Having recently completed my final project for 2016, I wanted to look back at the ‘modelling year’ to review the annual plan hopefully to find I hadn’t deviated from it too much. In terms of subject, the weighting was towards […]

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

by Tom Cleaver on December 1, 2016 in Reviews -- 23 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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Banshee Build Review

by Rob Pollock on November 30, 2016 in Reviews -- 21 Comments

Jetheads alert! Kitty Hawk’s new 1/48 Banshee is put through its paces at The Modelling News. The Modelling News: Building the Big Blue Banshee – Kitty Hawk's 48th scale F2H-2

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Airfix 1/48 P-40B – some background notes in review

by Tom Cleaver on November 22, 2016 in Reviews -- 27 Comments

It’s likely everyone will be doing this kit soon, so here are some notes on construction and some detail information on AVG airplanes. As the four assembly photos demonstrate, if you take care in assembly, you will not use any […]

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Bronco P-40C

by Rob Pollock on September 17, 2016 in Reviews -- 15 Comments

For all you P-40 afficianados, Bronco have released a new P-40C in 1/48, price around $50. Check out the extensive review of the kit posted today at themodellingnews.com. http://www.themodellingnews.com/2016/09/build-review-bronco-models-48th-scale.html

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Two Oldies Join Forces

by John Staehle on August 18, 2016 in Reviews -- 12 Comments

Italeri came out with the Opel Maultier years ago and along with the older Tamiya FLAK 2 cm Quad I brought them together in my multitudes of vehicles. Neither kit is of the high quality found in today’s kits but […]

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Top Ten Fighters, 1946

by Rob Pollock on April 10, 2016 in Reviews -- 6 Comments

1946 was the zenith of piston-engined fighters. The bloody lessons learnt from the hundreds of thousands of dogfights fought in the War had been carefully noted by designers. This knowledge had been distilled into the creation of a generation of […]