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Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane I

by Tom Cleaver on July 16, 2015 in Reviews -- 15 Comments

First appearing in 1935, the Hawker Hurricane was the first modern monoplane fighter to equip the RAF, and was one of only three RAF aircraft to operate in firs-line service from the first day of the Second World War to […]

Airfix 1/72 Dornier Do-17Z

by Tom Cleaver on July 9, 2015 in Reviews -- 13 Comments

The Dornier Do-17 series was referred to as the Fliegender Bleistift (“flying pencil”), due to its narrow fuselage. The original story about the origins of the Do-17 was that it was designed as a fast mail plane with limited passenger-carrying […]

MR.PAINT – new range of model paints

by P.k on June 14, 2015 in Reviews -- 6 Comments

I have been buildin plastic kits for 42 years already. As I have progressed, I was always looking for the best paints available. I used Humbrol, Molak, Testors, Pactra, Mister kit, Lifecolor, Xtracolor, Xtracrylics, Vallejo, Tamiya.and more. All these colors […]

New Airfix kits

by Tom Cleaver on June 10, 2015 in Reviews -- 12 Comments

Just received the review kit of the new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire I (Hornby USA not having its head up its posterior about review kits, as Hornby UK has done). In case you were wondering, it’s as beautiful as the new […]

Aces Falling: War above the Trenches, 1918

by Rob Pollock on April 7, 2015 in Reviews -- 6 Comments

Aces Falling: War above the Trenches, 1918 by Peter Hart Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 386 pp., illustrated (hardback). RRP £22.50 (UK) In this book, Peter Hart tells the whole tragic story of the air war in 1918. Using the voices […]

Military Image References

by Rob Pollock on April 3, 2015 in Reviews -- 14 Comments

I came across militaryimages.net, which isn’t an easy site to negotiate, but merits further attention. The Headline photo here, for instance, provides fertile ground for a quality diorama. In addition, wwimodeller.co.nz has an enormous collection of Great War images, whether […]

Schmincke Aero Color, 2nd Voice

by Andreas Beck on March 2, 2015 in Reviews -- 6 Comments

Just as an example and to underline Ulf`s experience with Schmincke Aero Color airbrush paints and what you can do with them . The models are a 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 E and a 1/35 Tamiya T-55 still in the […]

Test report: Aero Color artists airbrush paints

by Ulf Lundberg on March 1, 2015 in Reviews -- 4 Comments

For the last ten years I’ve been airbrushing my models with Vallejo and Vallejo Model Air paints. During these years I’ve become more and more irritated with the way the dry on the top of the needle. It’s become more […]

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

by Tom Cleaver on January 22, 2015 in Reviews -- 12 Comments

Designed in response to a Bureau of Aeronautics request for proposal in February 1938, for a single-engine fighter with a top speed over 350 mph, a landing speed of 70 mph and a range of 1,000 miles, Vought’s XF4U-1 Corsair […]

Airfix’s Brand-New 1/72 Dornier Do17Z

by Michael Booth on January 8, 2015 in Reviews -- 18 Comments

I’ve been looking at this kit for a while and managed to see it in a small model shop in town. Just thought I’d do an inbox review for everyone. Although small it has plenty of nice detail