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Scale Model News - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 07:10


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Eduard Apr 2019 Releases

Model Builder International - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 14:16
Eduard Apr 2019 Releases

Fw 190A-8 JGr.10 1/48
ProfiPACK edition kit of German WWII fighter aircraft Fw 190A-8 in 1/48 scale.

  • Decals and resin parts for an aircraft equipped with a WGr.21 rocket launcher as BFC bonus.
  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • No. of decal options: 5+1
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: yes, pre-painted,
  • painting mask: yes,
  • resin parts: yes, WGr.21 rocket launcher

Bf 109E-4 Balthasar 1/48
Weekend edition kit of German WWII fighter aircraft Bf 109E-4 in 1/48 scale.

Decals for an aircraft flown by Wilhelm Balthasar as BFC bonus.

  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • No. of decal options: 2
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: no
  • painting mask:no
  • resin parts: no

Tornado F.3 ADV RAF 25th anniversary 1/48
Limited Edition kit of british jet aircraft Tornado F.3 ADV in 1/48 scale.

Decals for “25 years of Tornado” aircraft as a BFC bonus.

  • plastic parts: Revell
  • No. of decal options: 5+1
  • decals: Cartograf
  • PE parts: yes, pre-painted
  • painting mask: yes
  • resin parts: yes, ejection seats, undercarriage wheels

Bf 109E-4 1/48
Weekend edition kit of German WWII fighter aircraft Bf 109E-4 in 1/48 scale. 

  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • No. of decal options: 2
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: no
  • painting mask:no
  • resin parts: no

Tornado F.3 ADV 1/48
Limited Edition kit of British jet aircraft Tornado F.3 ADV in 1/48 scale.

  • plastic parts: Revell
  • No. of decal options: 5
  • decals: Cartograf
  • PE parts: yes, pre-painted
  • painting mask: yes
  • resin parts: yes, ejection seats, undercarriage wheels

Spitfire HF Mk. VIII 1/72

ProfiPACK edition kit of British WWII fighter aircraft Spitfire HF Mk.VIII in 1/72 scale.

The kit is focused on aircraft with pointed wings.

  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • No. of decal options: 5
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: yes, pre-painted
  • painting mask: yes
  • resin parts: no

Fw 190A-8 1/48

ProfiPACK edition kit of German WWII fighter aircraft Fw 190A-8 in 1/48 scale.

  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • No. of decal options: 5
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: yes, pre-painted
  • painting mask: yes
  • resin parts: no

Spitfire HF Mk. VIII Skalski 1/72

ProfiPACK edition kit of British WWII fighter aircraft Spitfire HF Mk.VIII in 1/72 scale.

The kit is focused on aircraft with pointed wings. Decals for an aircraft flown by Stanislaw Skalski as BFC bonus.

  • plastic parts: Eduard
  • No. of decal options: 5+1
  • decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: yes, pre-painted
  • painting mask: yes
  • resin parts: no

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Review: Italeri 1/35 T-34/85

Model Builder International - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 17:31
Review: Italeri 1/35 T-34/85

    History

    Soviet firing tests against a captured Tiger I heavy tank in April 1943 showed that the T-34’s 76 mm gun could not penetrate the front of the Tiger I at all, and the side only at the very close range. A Soviet 85 mm anti-aircraft gun, the 52-K, was found capable of doing the job, and so derivatives of it were developed for tanks. The resulting tank gun could penetrate the side armour of the Tiger I from a distance of 800 meters and the turret side from a distance of 600 meters. It was still not enough to match the Tiger, as a Tiger could destroy the T-34 from a distance of 1,500 to 2,000 meters, but it was a noticeable improvement.

    The Soviet command made the decision to retool the factories to produce an improved version of the T-34. Its turret ring was enlarged from 1,425 mm (56 in) to 1,600 mm (63 in), allowing a larger turret to be fitted and thus the larger 85 mm gun. This was a larger three-man turret, with radio) and observation cupola in the roof. Now the tank commander needed only to command, leaving the operation of the gun to the gunner and the loader. This made the turret, overall, a bigger target (due to the three-man crew and bigger gun), but more resistant to enemy fire. The ammunition load shrank from around 90-100 to 55-60 shells, but the projectiles were 50% heavier (9 kg) and were much better in the anti-armour role.

    Production of the T-34-85 began in February 1944. The improved T-34-85 became the standard Soviet medium tank, with an uninterrupted production run until the end of the war.

    The T-34-85 gave the Red Army a tank with better armour and mobility than the German Panzer IV tank and StuG III assault gun. While it could not match the armour or weapons of the heavier Panther and Tiger tanks, its improved firepower made it much more effective than earlier models, and overall it was more cost-effective than the heaviest German tanks.

    The Laotian Army retired its T-34s in early 2019 and sold them all to Russia, where they will be used for public displays and museum exhibits.

    History in Plastic

    There have been a lot of kits of the T-34/85 – almost 50 boxings in fact. However, the kits done by Dragon (1997), Zvezda (1993), Maquette (1996), Academy (2015) and AFV Club (2009) account for almost all. Italeri’s previous T-34/85 kits were re-boxings of the Zvezda kit. This is Italeri’s first set of T-34/85 moulds.

    The Kit

    In the instructions and online the kit is described as “T-34/85 Zavod 183 Mod. 1944” The bit after the T34/85 is the factory the tank was built in. This kit is made from 100% New Moulds, has 2 types of tracks and has a full interior.

    The box is a standard top opening box and it’s pretty full so nothing can move around. Inside the box we have:

    • 6 Sprues containing 389 parts
    • 1 PE fret with 27 parts
    • 1 decal sheet
    • 2 wires
    • 1 instruction booklet (20 pages)

    Everything is packaged well but the decal sheet wasn’t in a bag in my box, which I thought a little odd. The decal sheet is in perfect condition though so it seems to work. The box is pretty full so I think it’s held in place.

    Instructions & Build

    The build instructions cover 15 pages and 25 steps. The diagrams are nice and big and clearly labeled and laid out. Very nice! The 4 decal options are shown on 2 pages with left, front and back views of each tank. Three are overall Russian green and the 4th has a base of Russian green with winter whitewash applied but worn off in many places.

    The detail on the kit parts is very nice. The turret has a cast texture to it and the attachment points are sensibly sized. There’s no flash, as you would expect from a 100% new kit. The detail on the engine and gearbox are very nice and it would be a shame to hide them. It looks like you don’t get the complete engine, just the top, and ends. You can’t see the sides or the main body of it anyway so you”re not actually missing out. They have designed it so you can leave various hatches open so you can sow the engine and transmission.

    You get 2 options for the tracks, rubber band tracks, and link and length tracks. Choose whichever one works for you! 

    The interior of the turret and the hull are fully detailed but I’m not sure how much of it you will see with the turret in place, even with the hatches open. You can always remove the turret from time to time to see it though. If you leave the driver’s hatch open you can see into the fully detailed front of the hull, although I’m not sure how much you would see. It’s definitely a kit to build with all the hatches open, that’s for sure.

    The photoetch is used for the big grill above the engine and a few small parts. The largest part is only needed if you build the kit with the rear engine compartment cover in the open position. This once again confirms that this kit was designed to be built with all the hatches open to view the full interior.

    Painting & Decals

    The painting instructions are nice and clear although for T-34s it’s usually a simple overall Russian green and these 4 options are no exception. However, one does have a winter whitewash applied that is worn off in several places. The paints are identified by name, FS number and using the Italeri Acrylic range. You get one small decal sheet with decals for each option plus some stencils.

    • T-34/85, 10, 9th Guards Tank Corps/2nd Guards Tank Army, Berlin, April 1945
    • T-34/85, 64th Guards Tank Brigade/1st Guards Tank Army, Pomerania, Feb 1945
    • T-34/85, 44th Guards Tank Brigade, Yugoslavia, Spring 1945
    • T-34/85, 242, Polish Army, July 1945

    Conclusion

    Overall it’s a nicely detailed kit with good surface texture on the cast parts. Giving you the choice of tracks is a good move – not everyone wants to deal with link and length tracks. The parts count is not crazy high for a kit with a full interior so it will appeal to people who want a full interior but don’t want to deal with 800 parts. Italeri have designed a very nice kit here that should appeal to a lot of people.

    The kit is available for about $50 from online retailers.

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    Hasegawa May 2019 Releases

    Model Builder International - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:59
    Hasegawa May  2019 Releases

    OH-6D / 500MD “Land Self Defense Force / Taiwan Air Force”
    Scale … 1: 48
    part number … … 07474
    release date … around 10 May 2019
    Additional plastic parts

    • For Taiwan Air Force 500MD ASW: Smoke Marker, MAD (Magnetic Detector), Torpedo Parts

    Resin parts

    • For Ground Self Defense Force OH-6D: Light, FLIR, antenna parts, etc.

    Decal (marking)

    • OH-6D: Ground Self-Defense Force 10th Flight Corps Akeno Air Festival Commemorative Paint Machine “JG-1289” (Akino Station: November 2018)
    • 500MD ASW: Taiwan Air Force

    F-15J Eagle “Komatsu Special 2018” w / High Detail Nozzle Parts
    Scale … 1: 72
    part number … … 02299
    release date … around 10 May 2019

    The design with the motif of the dragon rose is attractive! We reproduce dragon camouflage F-15 of 303SQ. With super high detail 3D printing nozzle parts! (Open state) x 2

    Decal (marking)

    • Japan Air Self Defense Force Sixth Air Corps The 303rd Squadron Komatsu Base Air Festival commemorative paint machine “885” (Komatsu base: September 2018)

    RF-4E Phantom II “The 501st Squadron Shark Teeth
    Scale … 1: 72
    part number … … 00772
    release date … about May 17, 2019
    Reproduce the tactical reconnaissance aircraft!

    Decal (marking)

    • Air Self-Defense Force Reconnaissance Air Corps 501st Squadron “908” “904” “912”

    P-8A Poseidon “VP-8 The Flying Tigers”
    Scale … 1: 200
    part number … … 10830
    release date … about May 19, 2019
    Reproduce the VP-8 affiliation that drew “Tiger’s face” on the vertical tail!
    “LC007” and “LC759” depict tiger illustrations of different designs.

    Decal (marking)

    • US Navy 8th Patriotic Squadron (VP-8) “The Flying Tigers” aircraft “LC007” (Kadena Base: March 2018)
    • US Navy 8th Patriotic Squadron (VP-8) “The Flying Tigers” Affiliated Flight Captain (CO) “LC759” (Kadena Base: October 2017)

    Heinkel He 111 Z-2 “Zwilling” w / Bv 246 Hagelkorun
    Scale … 1: 72
    part number … … 02305
    release date … about May 24, 2019
    Aircraft equipped with 2 glide bombs!

    Additional plastic parts

    • Bv246 glide bomb parts (x 2)

    Resin parts

    • Rack for Bv 246 equipment and mounting support parts (× 2)

    Decal (marking)

    • 2 options TBN

    Maritime Self-Defense Force escort ship Abukuma “hyper detail”
    Scale … 1: 700
    part number … … 30061
    release date … about May 26, 2019
    With the addition of new etchings, the creation of in-depth details!
    Etching parts

    • Currently under development: Handrails, masts, radars, etc. are planned.

    Options

    • DE-229
    • DE-230

    Mitsubishi G3M2 / G3M3 96-type land attack aircraft 22 type / 23
    Scale … 1: 72
    part number … … CP9
    release date … around May 26, 2019
    Reproduce the armed strengthening type with a 7.7mm machine gun on the torso side!

    Decal (marking)

    • Mihoro Air Force Unit 1st Air Force Unit 7 Unit 7 Team
    • Motoyama Air Corps

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    Mit der Kamera an der Front

    Model Builder International - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 18:10
    Mit der Kamera an der Front

    Als Kriegsberichter bei der I.(J)/LG 2 und dem JG 77

    As usual, the book came from the publishers in Germany in a sturdy cardboard parcel and also wrapped in plastic.

    The contents of the book are:

    • Author: Axel Urbanke
    • ISBN: 978-3-941437-40-1
    • Pages: 240
    • Photos: 54 colour– and 170 B/W-photos
    • Illustrations::
      • 13 coloured mashine profiles
      • 14 coloured maps
    • 25 x 28,5 cm large-format, Hard cover plus dust jacket

    The specialist literature includes extensive and well-illustrated publications about many German Jagdgeschwader and Jagdgruppen; however, one Gruppe which in terms of photos has been in a deep sleep for a long time is I.(J)/LG 2. Despite the fact that fighter pilots who later became well known, men like Ihlefeld, Geißhardt, Marseille, Harder, Strakeljahn and Kemethmüller, flew their first operational sorties and scored their first victories with the unit, the photographic material available to those with an interest in the unit is limited.

    Now, however, with Volume 3 in our Photographed by Soldiers series we can offer all fighter enthusiasts unique photo material. The foundation of this book is a collection of color slides in the estate of a former war reporter who accompanied I.(J)/LG 2 from the Channel in 1941, through the Balkans to Russia. He was with the unit in Russia in 1942 when it was renamed I./JG 77. With JG 77, in the summer of 1942 he took the last photos showing the commander of the Geschwader, Maj. Gollob, and his aircraft. The color images provide completely new and unexpected information about camouflage schemes, Staffel colors and emblems. To provide a complete picture of I.(J)/LG 2’s operational history, the color images are supplemented by impressive and never before seen black-and-white photos from the estates of various pilots and technicians who served with the Gruppe.

    The book is published in German / English.

    Table of contents for this issue:

    • Formation, Poland campaign, missions in defence of Germany, November 1938 to May 9, 1940
    • The western campaign, 10th of May to 23 June 1940
    • Operations against England, 23rd of June 1942 30 March 1941
    • Balkan campaign and operations in support of the invasion of Crete, 30th of March to 21 June 1941
    • Russian campaign and defensive operations in Romania, 22nd of June 1941 to 6th of January 1942
    • Maj Gordon Mac Gollob. In the Crimea from May to July 1942

    This book is a unique photo journal of a Luftwaffe fighter unit using previously unpublished black-and-white and colour photographs. the colour photographs have never been seen in print before and allow some corrections to be made to the colours thought to be used on some aircraft. The captions for the photographs are excellent and give a good description of what we’re seeing in each image. There is also text that gives the background story as the unit moves around western Europe, down to the Balkans and finally up to southern Russia.

    Highly recommended for both modellers and Luftwaffe enthusiasts.
    If you’re going to buy a copy, do it soon as once they’re gone, they don’t get republished very often.

    The book is available from the publisher for €64,00. (about USD$72.65 at today’s exchange rate)

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    CALIFORNIA WHEELS 'AMERICAN GRAFFITI' CHEVROLET IMPALA

    Scale Model News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:08

    THIS 1:25 SCALE CHEVROLET IMPALA is one of the Revell California Wheels collection. It can also be used to make the custom Impala that starred in the 1973 movie American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, also famed for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas.
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    USS SULACO

    SciFiantasy - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:29
    The Sulaco is named after a fictional town in Joseph Conrad’s novel Nostromo, which is also the name of the ship from the original Alien. A number of other names in the franchise are based on Conrad’s work as well. Some scholarly research into the symbolism of the Alien franchise […]
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    MA. K. KONRAD

    SciFiantasy - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:27
    The kit is a 2015 “Konrad” release from Wave Corp. The “Konrad” is 1/20 scale and from their Maschinen Kreiger line. I have fallen in love with the series, and have about 6 kits in the works!
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    Review: Mirage-Hobby 1/350 HMS Spiraea

    Model Builder International - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:27
    Review: Mirage-Hobby 1/350 HMS Spiraea

    History

    The Flower-class corvette was a British class of 267 corvettes used during World War II, specifically with the Allied navies as anti-submarine convoy escorts during the Battle of the Atlantic. Royal Navy ships of this class were named after flowers, hence the name of the class.

    The majority served during World War II with the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Several ships built largely in Canada were transferred from the RN to the United States Navy (USN) under the lend-lease programme, seeing service in both navies. Some corvettes transferred to the USN were manned by the US Coast Guard. The vessels serving with the US Navy were known as Temptress and Action-class patrol gunboats. Other Flower-class corvettes served with the Free French Naval Forces, the Royal Netherlands Navy, the Royal Norwegian Navy, the Royal Indian Navy, the Royal Hellenic Navy, the Royal New Zealand Navy, the Royal Yugoslav Navy, and, immediately post-war, the South African Navy.

    After World War II many surplus Flower-class vessels saw worldwide use in other navies, as well as civilian use. HMCS Sackville is the only member of the class to be preserved as a museum ship.

    The months leading up to World War II saw the RN return to the concept of a small escort warship being used in the shipping protection role. The Flower class was based on the design of Southern Pride, a whaler, and were labeled “corvettes”.

    There are two distinct groups of vessels in this class: the original Flower-class, 225 vessels ordered during the 1939 and 1940 building programmes; and the modified Flower-class, which followed with a further 69 vessels ordered from 1940 onward. The modified Flowers were slightly larger and somewhat better armed.

    The modified Flowers saw the forecastle extended aft past the bridge to the aft end of the funnel, a variation known as the “long forecastle” design. Apart from providing a very useful space where the whole crew could gather out of the weather, the added weight improved the ships’ stability and speed and was retroactively applied to a number of the original Flower-class vessels during the mid and later years of the war.

    The original Flowers had a mast located immediately forward the bridge, a notable exception to naval practice at that time. The modified Flowers saw the mast returned to the normal position immediately aft of the bridge; however, this does not seem to have been done in all of the modified builds or conversions of the original vessels.

    Kit History

    In plastic, I can only see 2 companies who have made 1/350 scale Flower Class ships Mirage-Hobby and Iron Shipwrights. The 3 kits by Iron Shipwrights are in resin and from the 2000s although they do cover both the long and short forecastle versions. Mirage-Hobby does 4 ships, all long forecastle versions and they date from 2013/4.

    Inside the box:

    • 3 sprues with 190 parts
    • 1 PE sheet with 9 parts
    • 1 decal sheet
    • 1 double-sided colour sheet of instructions
    • 1 colour painting guide

    The box is a solid cardboard box and all the sprues inside are in a single plastic bag. The PE fret and decals are in a resealable bag that is stapled to the front of the instructions and placed in the bottom of the box.

    The plastic parts look good although the sprue attachment points look a little large on some of the smaller parts. You might need to take extra care in removing those parts. The PE parts look to be mostly railings.

    The instructions are pretty straight forward but could do with being a bit larger. You might want to either take a photo of them or scan them and print out an enlarged copy. The instructions give you some background to the ship as well as information on the 2 colour schemes shown. The build is shown in 26 steps and they seem pretty clear, although as mentioned, you might have to look at some steps very closely to see exactly where things go. The placement of the PE parts is given as part of these 26 steps. There are 2 painting schemes with oith showing port and starboard views in colour. There isn’t a top view, but the colours used are explained in the text. A top view might have been nice to show that most of the decks are green and only wooden covers would be wood colour.

    I’m not going to go through all 26 steps in a bulleted list, but the general scheme is to first build the hull and decks and then work from the fat to the forecastle adding all the small parts.  You might want to save the PE to the end and perhaps paint the main hull and deck before you start adding all the small pieces.

    Conclusion
    This looks to be a competitively priced very nice kit of the Flower Class. It’s not a huge parts count and the PE supplies just the most noticeable items. It’s a perfect introduction to 1/350 shipbuilding.

    Many thanks to Mirage-Hobby for supplying a review sample.

    The kit is available form their online store for about $18.00

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    Trumpeter Apr 2019 Releases

    Model Builder International - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 14:50
    Trumpeter April 2019 Releases

    MiG-31BM. w/KH-47M2
    Item No.: 01697 Scale: 1:32

    MAZ7313 Truck
    Item No.: 01050 Scale: 1:35

    Russian 9K720 “Iskander” SS-26
    Item No.: 01051 Scale: 1:35

    Russian TOS-1 Multiple Rocket Launcher Mod.1989
    Item No.: 09560 Scale: 1:35

    Schleswig – Holstein Battleship 1908
    Item No.: 05355 Scale: 1:350

     

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    GREENSTRAWBERRY LANDING AND POSITIONING LIGHTS PE SET

    SciFiantasy - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:06
    In this article, we will take a look at the last set of pe for the Bandai 1/72 scale PG Millennium Falcon. This set is not part of the Fruit Pack as the previous three sets of pe were. The kit number for this pe set is 00618-1/72. The standard […]
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    GREENSTRAWBERRY MILLENNIUM FALCON COCKPIT AND GUN WELLS

    SciFiantasy - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:27
    In this article, we will take a look at the last pe set in the Fruit Pack for the Millennium Falcon in 1:72 scale from Greenstrawberry. This kit was made for the 1:72 scale Bandai Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Kit. The third kit in the Fruit Pack is YT-1300 Millennium […]
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    HobbyBoss Apr 2019 Releases

    Model Builder International - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 19:37
    HobbyBoss Apr 2019 Releases

    1:48 “Persian Cat” F-14A TomCat – IRIAF ITEM No.: 81771

    1:35 German Panzer Tank Crew (Normandy 1944) ITEM No.: 84401

    1:35 German Officer ITEM No.: 84406

    1:35 Russian Tank Crew ITEM No.: 84411

    1:35 Soviet BT-2 Tank(medium) ITEM No.: 84515

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    MAKING YOUR OWN FLEX-FILE AND STRIPS

    SciFiantasy - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:41
    One of the questions I get asked by newcomers to the hobby is; “What tools and supplies do I need?” That, of course, could lead to a whole book on basic tools and their uses. Now the usual answer is some hobby type knife usually the #11 X-ACTO, a cutter […]
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    Review: Youfeng 1/700 Chinese 053H3 Jiangwei Frigate

    Model Builder International - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:39
    Review: Youfeng 1/700 Chinese 053H3 Jiangwei II Frigate

    First – if you want to buy this kit it’s available at our shop and there’s a 10% off coupon code in the video above.

    History
    The Type 053H3 (NATO codename Jiangwei II) were Chinese frigates that entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy Surface Force in the 1990s and 2000s. The class comprised 10 vessels, all of which remain in active service. They were a follow-on of the Type 053H2G Jiangwei I class. The Zulfiquar-class frigate used by the Pakistan Navy was based on the Type 053H3

    A limited, mid-life upgrade was observed for the 053H3 starting in 2015. Visible differences include the replacement of the ESM/EW suite/radars to similar systems from the Type 054, replacement of the HQ-7 with the HHQ-10 short-range air defense missile and replacement of the 4 x Type 76A 37mm guns with a new 2 x 30mm CIWS similar to the Gryazev-Shipunov AO-18K.

    In plastic, I can only see 2 other kits from Dreammodel in this scale. It looks like one kit is for the ships as built and another kit as they were after the mid-life update. I might be wrong on that though as the images for both ships seem to be from before the mid-life update.

    Inside the box:

    • Approx 82 resin parts
    • 1 solid resin waterline hull
    • 1 PE sheet with about 168 parts
    • 1 decal sheet
    • 1 double-sided colour sheet of instructions
    • Available from our own shop. (See the video for money off coupon)

    The box is a very solid cardboard box and everything is inside plastic bags and everything is then wrapped up in bubble wrap. The resin looks to be nicely detailed and comes in many small plastic bags. The PE fret is quite extensive.

    The instructions are pretty straight forward but there is no historical background to the ships that we see quite often in instructions. The images show you the unpainted kit with the PE in place. The resin parts are numbered as are the PE parts. There are close up views of certain areas where more detail would be useful. There is plenty of detail to allow you to build the kit.

    There is one section of the instructions that shows you the changes to make to build a post-mid-life update ship. The decal sheet allows you to build any of the 10 ships. The ships are numbered 521-524, 527-528, and 564-567. The instructions show you where the decals are placed on both versions of the ships.

    There isn’t a painting guide. You will have to choose your own colours although it does seem to be a pretty simple light grey superstructure with dark grey decks.

    Conclusion
    This looks to be pretty easily the best model of this ship on the market. The other kits by Dreammodel have about half the resin and PE parts count. You will end up with a very well detailed model of any ship of the JiamngweiII class.

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    GREENSTRAWBERRY MILLENNIUM FALCON LANDING GEAR PE SET

    SciFiantasy - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:28
    In this article, we are going to take a look at the second set of PE in Fruit Pack for the Bandai 1:72 scale Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon. The Fruit Packs on Greenstrawberry or sets of PE bundled together with a discount. The second set in the Fruit Pack is YT-1300 […]
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    GREENSTRAWBERRY MILLENNIUM FALCON EXTERIOR PE SET

    SciFiantasy - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 18:57
    Today I took a look at the Greenstrawberry Exterior PE set for the 1:72 scale PG Millennium Flacon from Bandai. The set comes in a resealable plastic wrapping with a hard cardboard backing, 1 sheet of photoetch, and instructions. The directions come in a fold out booklet. At the top of […]
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    VELRATH’S VAMPIRE KICKSTARTER

    SciFiantasy - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:19
    Velrath’s Vampires Kickstarter is Now Live! To help back this Kickstarter or get more information please click the link below. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tombguardians/queen-of-the-damned-velraths-vampires?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=tomb%20guardians Help raise Velrath, Queen of the Damned, and her army of Vampire Heroes and Undead. Each 28 mm white metal miniature was sculpted by renowned artists Jason Wiebe, Bobby Jackson, […]
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    RIPLEY IN SPACE SUIT

    SciFiantasy - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 21:45
    Ellen Louise Ripley often referred to simply as Ripley, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver. The character earned Weaver world recognition, and the role remains her most famous to date. Ridley Scott, director of the first film in […]
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    PAINT BE GONE

    SciFiantasy - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 17:54
    As I was browsing social media today I stumbled upon a product I have never seen before. The product is Paint Be Gone which is used for… you guessed it stripping your builds. I watched their video on their facebook page to get a look and it looks like a […]
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