Commentary on current events or industry news
From H-K. First review kit. 1/48 Kit decals for "Memphis Bell" also "Old Faithful" of the 303rd BG. Accurate clear noses for 2-gun and single-gun set-up with supporting interior structure.
Italeri has released a 2021 catalog which has a few new tools, as well as some re-pop's, and "Super-Decal" options. See the catalog here: But what I really came here to share is a surprising release for 2021... from Tamiya, with a new-tool [...]
RIP Squadron Mailorder. They officially closed the doors yesterday. It was apparent over the weekend. They had a 70% off sale started last Friday, and by Sunday night, the website came up "under construction." Some locals had stopped by to pick [...]
That Tempest II in July is nice. Hopefully the S.199 will be in 1/48 first. 4-cannon Fw-190A-5 is also interesting, as is the Spitfire V in the fall. I like the Fw-190F-8. Doing 109Es with the Special Hobby kit is great - that is absolutely t[...]
I just watched the Airfix new release video on YouTube, and here are the highlights. New Tool: 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V DH Mosquito B.XVI (two-stage Merlin engines) 1/48 DHC Chipmunk T.10 DH Vampire F.3 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance Re-Tool: 1/72 [...]
Yes - 2021 will be better.
The Bronco 1/48 MiG-15 (Fagot-A) has just arrived here today. As I had surmised from sprue shots, it is the Trumpeter MiG-15bis kit without the engine and without the fuselage divided fore and aft, with the correct modification made to the spee[...]
Having posted on the fire at the Eduard Warehouse a day or two ago I’m pleased to be able to follow up with the text and a photo from a media post from earlier today: Dear friends, thank you again for your messages and support! Yesterday we [...]
Although not the most important news currently, still another awful event in 2020. A fire has significantly damaged the Eduard warehouse. This from the company: Dear clients, Today, unfortunately, there was a fire in the Moste building, w[...]
Just saw the news that Chuck Yeager died today at age 97. Given how deep he was in Alzheimers over the past several years, my personal take is it was a release. He was my childhood hero, and then the first movie job I had (junior assistant to t[...]