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Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

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 http://imodeler.com/2014/08/new-tool-148-spitfire-vb/ 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. […]

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 […]