Article Directory: Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/72 Bristol Blenheim

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. The Blenheim as a [...]

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

The box (and its pretty dramatic "What-if" artwork) measures 30x21.5X7.5 cm (11.5x8.5x3 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 individua[...]

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

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 kit from Revell some[...]

Hush-Kit – the Alternative Aviation Magazine

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 Pr[...]

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

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 in the Eng[...]

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

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 somewhere else. At first, I should say that [...]

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

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 s[...]

A very serious book recommendation

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 Loose" and published [...]

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

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 blade prop instead of the Wat[...]

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

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 only 15%[...]