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Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

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

H-K Models 1/32 Do-335B-2 “Pfeil”

by Tom Cleaver on December 24, 2014 in Reviews -- 8 Comments

The Dornier Do-335 was at its birth and has remained ever since the only twin-piston engine fighter/bomber aircraft to utilize the centerline thrust concept. In the Do-335, use of this power concept was revolutionary, though Dr. Claudius Dornier had used […]

iModeler Review: Zoukei-Mura 1/48 Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-1

by James Kelley on October 6, 2014 in Reviews -- 14 Comments

Scale Size: 1/48 model Included: 2 color molded parts, clear and gray Total Parts: 135 parts Produced: by: Zoukei-Mura, Inc. Five years ago, Zoukei-Mura released their 1/32 Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-1. It received some degree of critical acclaim, the majority of which […]

Zvezda 1/48 La-5

by Tom Cleaver on September 8, 2014 in Reviews -- 4 Comments

The Lavochkin La-5 was developed from the earlier LaGG-1 and LaGG-3 fighters, which had suffered from too-heavy airframes and lack of a suitably-powerful engine. They were among the least popular fighters used by the V-VS during the Great Patriotic War […]

iModeler Review: Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb

by Tom Cleaver on September 3, 2014 in Reviews -- 14 Comments

For look what’s inside the box – see In the development of the Spitfire, there is a recurring theme: that outside of the Mk.I, each major sub-type used was actually a “stopgap” design while the “definitive” design undertook more […]

iModeler Review – New Tool 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Vb

by Gregor d on August 4, 2014 in Reviews -- 22 Comments

Some of you may well be asking why do we need another 1/48 Spitfire?? Hasegawa, and Tamiya have both produced excellent kits of the Vb, and there are readily available kits by some of the short run producers – Whether […]

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/72 Bristol Blenheim

by Gregor d on June 30, 2014 in Reviews -- 15 Comments

Hot off the press – the new tool 1/72 scale Bristol Blenheim Mk1 by Airfix (£14.99 converts to $25 US). These, thankfully, bear no resemblance to the old tool Airfix Mk IV in terms of engineering, detail and, hopefully, build. […]