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Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

In Box Preview/review: Zoukei Mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

by Brett Peacock on June 23, 2014 in Reviews -- 3 Comments

The box (and its pretty dramatic “What-if” artwork) measures 30×21.5X7.5 cm (11.5×8.5×3 inches)so its not really overly large. (The Hasegawa box is about an inch longer and 2/3 as deep. Inside you will find it is very full with 5 […]

iModeler Review: Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-101A/C Voodoo

by Tom Cleaver on June 11, 2014 in Reviews -- 19 Comments

This is taken from my review at Modeling Madness, with the complete collection of photos here. Over the years, there have been a few kits of the McDonnell F-101A/C Voodoo, starting with – if I recall correctly – a box-scale […]

Hush-Kit – the Alternative Aviation Magazine

by Rob Pollock on May 24, 2014 in Reviews -- 4 Comments

I came across this “alternative aviation magazine” recently. It’s a blog, with a wealth of photographs and stats that will interest and amuse aviation aficionados, whether that interest is historical or current, e.g. ‘Best Looking Aircraft in Production Awards:CAIC Z10 […]

iModeler Review: The terrible, no good, awful, fatally-flawed Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (not!)

by Tom Cleaver on May 23, 2014 in Reviews -- 40 Comments

Gerhard “Gerd” Barkhorn joined the Luftwaffe in 1937 and completed his pilot training in 1939. Flying combat with JG 52 through the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain in 1940, he remained scorelewss though he was shot down […]

Kinetic (Italeri) 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye – Deep Kit Review

by Martin Dytrych on May 23, 2014 in Reviews -- 9 Comments

As I promised, here I bring my review of Hawkeye kit. Enjoy your build! This is going to be a kit review only, so if you would like to know history or anything else of this aircraft, you should look […]

The (not so) “Great 109Gate” Brew-Ha-Ha

by Tom Cleaver on May 16, 2014 in Reviews -- 69 Comments

As with most Brew-Ha-ha’s (that’s an alcohol-fueled argument anyone outside of it will laugh at) at Hyperscale, the Great 109Gate Whine is mostly “overscale” in the amount of hot air expended by people who don’t know what they’re talking about […]

A very serious book recommendation

by Tom Cleaver on March 15, 2014 in Reviews -- 7 Comments

As someone now recognized myself as a military historian, it’s easy to say that the military historian who has been my greatest influence is Sir Max Hastings. In case you missed his book released in Europe as “All Hell Let […]

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

by Gregor d on February 24, 2014 in Reviews -- 8 Comments

Presenting the “new” 1/72 Airfix (early) Mk 1 Hurricane. This is an upgraded release of the first mark 1 that was made available at the end of 2013. The main difference with this release is you have the dehaviland 3 […]

iModeler Review: Hobby Boss 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak

by Editor on December 19, 2013 in Reviews -- 14 Comments

The Thunderstreak was a swept-wing development of the F-84 created with the hope of bringing the type’s performance to the level of its main competitor, the F-86 Sabre. In the event it emerged as an almost entirely new airframe having […]

iModeler Review: 1/48 Airfix Gloster Javelin FAW 9

by Tom Cleaver on December 13, 2013 in Reviews -- 28 Comments

Gloster Aircraft, having developed and produced the only Allied jet aircraft to be operational during the war, the Gloster Meteor, sought to take advantage of its expertise, and responded to a 1947 Air Ministry requirement for a high-performance night fighter […]