Article Directory: Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Military Image References

I came across, which isn't an easy site to negotiate, but merits further attention. The Headline photo here, for instance, provides fertile ground for a quality diorama. In addition, has an enormous collecti[...]

Schmincke Aero Color, 2nd Voice

Just as an example and to underline and what you can do with them . The models are a 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 E and a 1/35 Tamiya T-55 still in the works. Schmincke also a superb airbrush cleaner, the best I ever used. Cheers to Ulf, see you on Friday

Test report: Aero Color artists airbrush paints

For the last ten years I've been airbrushing my models with Vallejo and Vallejo Model Air paints. During these years I've become more and more irritated with the way the dry on the top of the needle. It's become more and more of a limiting facto[...]

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

Designed in response to a Bureau of Aeronautics request for proposal in February 1938, for a single-engine fighter with a top speed over 350 mph, a landing speed of 70 mph and a range of 1,000 miles, Vought’s XF4U-1 Corsair was supposed to beco[...]

Airfix’s Brand-New 1/72 Dornier Do17Z

I've been looking at this kit for a while and managed to see it in a small model shop in town. Just thought I'd do an inbox review for everyone. Although small it has plenty of nice detail

H-K Models 1/32 Do-335B-2 “Pfeil”

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 Dornie[...]

iModeler Review: Zoukei-Mura 1/48 Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-1

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[...]

Zvezda 1/48 La-5

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 Patri[...]

iModeler Review: Airfix 1/48 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 prolonged development. This applies to the Spit[...]

iModeler Review – New Tool 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Vb

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 or not any of these have ac[...]