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Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

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 […]

Luftwaffe Crash Archive, Volume 1

by Rob Pollock on November 30, 2013 in Reviews -- 3 Comments

A documentary history of every enemy aircraft brought down over the United Kingdom, September 1939 to 14 August 1940 Nigel Parker Red Kite Aviation Publishing ISBN 978-1-906592-09-7 First Edition 2013 Perfect bound,128 pp. Illustrated. RRP £25 Thoroughly researched, highly detailed […]

iModeler Review: Hobby Boss 1/48 Me 262A-1a Schwalbe

by James Kelley on November 20, 2013 in Reviews -- 3 Comments

Hobby Boss 1/48 Me 262A-1a Schwalbe Item No: 80369 Item Name: Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Scale: 1:48 Total Plastic Parts: 220+ Total Sprues: 13 sprues Metal Parts: Nose gear cabin The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (English: “Swallow”) was the world’s […]

iModeler Review: Zvezda 1/72 Fw 190A-4

by James Kelley on November 5, 2013 in Reviews -- 3 Comments

Zvezda 1/72 Fw 190A-4 Focke Wulf Fw 190A-4 Catalogue number: ZVE 7304 Scale: 1/72 Introduced in July 1942, the Fw 190 A-4 was equipped with the same engine and basic armament as the A-3. Updated radio gear, the FuG 16Z, […]

iModeler Review: Airfix 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-8

by James Kelley on October 29, 2013 in Reviews -- 5 Comments

Airfix 1/72 Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 Product Code: A01020 49 gray parts 4 clear parts First flying in 1939, the Focke-Wulf Fw190 proved to be an immediate threat to RAF fighters when introduced in late 1941, being faster and more maneuverable […]

Big B-17G finished!

by Tom Cleaver on October 25, 2013 in Reviews -- 18 Comments

The big H-K B-17G in my driveway. Better shots tomorrow out at Chino. The gun barrels are not installed (not doing that till it gets to its new home, learned my lesson with the big B-25). Zotz Decals to do […]