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Just in case you needed a new version - Bronco models new 48th scale P-51D/K in Chinese Service (1949 Parade)

The Modelling News - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 07:13
...And now for something a little different... A new P-51D/K Mustang in 48th scale... - hang on - what makes these a little different? The Mustangs that appeared in the 1949 military parade over Beijing in a show of strength are actually different to most Mustang kits you see as the first release from a model company. See the boxart, CAD drawings & colour profiles of Bronco's new kit in our preview...
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Allan 1/35 Katyusha Scene

New Forum Posts - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 18:40
I built this scene using the Allan 1/35 Katyusha kit and added the Eduard photo etch set. I modified it to appear as if the drivers front tire was off. The figures are a combination of spare parts from my extra parts bin. The ground work was done with celluclay. The figures are painted in oils, the Katyusha in Tamiya paints weathered in oils.

The Duke Finishes One in November

New Forum Posts - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 18:07
Hello everyone. Awhile ago; I thought I'd finished my Nagmachon, but when I took the pics I noticed a few things. So, at first I was going to post this pic: But then I noticed the crooked box on the side of the fender. Not good. Then when I wanted to post this pic: ...I noticed the black smudge on the back of the armor. So, I came up with an idea.... And now I can finally post the officially finished model. Here it is with the box fixed in front: And now for my solution to the black smudge. I decided to make it look like someone took a shot at it: And the final view: I tried to get a closer pic of the 'damage' but couldn't get the camera to focus on it. This was the best I could do: That was the first time I'd ever done battle damage like that before. I'm pretty happy with it. Thanks all for looking in, comments are welcome.

Hauler –Safe 1/48

IPMS/USA Reviews - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 14:01
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Hauler has provided another addition to the great Diorama releases. This is a 1/48 Scale U.S. Safe from Pre -WWII period.

Included is:

  • 13 resin parts
  • Photo Etch Sheet
  • Small decal sheet
  • Instruction Sheet

The detail quality is great; The parts are very delicate parts that need careful removal from the resign bases. I did manage to lose the small resin safe handle. So I had to make one myself

The Assembly is quick and easy.

Please be careful with the Photo etch interior parts as they need to be assembled as tightly as possible to slide into the safe opening.

Next is the painting then adding the decals. The Decals did tend to roll up and were hard to place due to this. The addition of the gold bars were a nice touch.

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Read n' Reviewed: "War Photographer 1.1" from PeKo Publishing

The Modelling News - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:33
Not to be confused with volume I we reviewed earlier - this is the SECOND volume of PeKo Publishing's new book series called simply "War Photographer". These books travel through time with a single cameraman as they work their way throughout the conflicts they were stationed in. We have read this version from author Vyacheslav Kozitsyn, see what we thought in our review...
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Scale Model News - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 05:39

IS THIS NICELY-BUILT model more than the sum of its parts? Look and learn to see how careful work can result in something that really looks the biz.
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Caracal Models Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander decals

IPMS/USA Reviews - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:38
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Caracal Models provided these great decals for the Valom 1/48 Kit release of the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander aircraft.

Included is

One sheet of decals

One Instruction sheet

The decals are of the best quality and printed by Microscale for Caracal Models.

The decal sheet provide decals for four different Markings options

The British Parachute Regiments Freefall team Red devils -aircraft

The Heridean Air services aircraft

Aurigny Air Services aircraft

Armed Forces of Malta Aircraft

The instruction sheet is well detailed and includes color details.

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Scale Model News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:07

THIS EXCELLENT LITTLE RETRO MODEL will make a useful accessory for dioramas based on US 0-gauge railroads, and aircraft kits to 1:48 scale.
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Revell's November releases from land air, air and sea straight to you and me...

The Modelling News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:38
Revell has a few interesting kits for us this month. Some that will make great early Christmas presents if you can sneak them in! See the six kits on offer in November in our preview...
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Brengun T-62 MBT

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:04
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Brengun, based in the Czech Republic, is known for producing a range of photo-etched and resin accessories for airplane models.  They also produce a small number of 1/72nd and 1/144th model sets in both plastic and resin.   One of their resin kits is the T-62 Main Battle Tank in 1/144 scale.

The T-62 entered service with Soviet Union in 1961, and remained in service with the former Soviet Union until the early 2000s.  Originally, designed as an upgrade to the T-55 series of tanks, the T-62 was the first tank armed with a smoothbore gun and replaced the T-55 as the standard tank of the Soviet army.  While the T-62 is no longer in service with the Russian army, it is still commonly seen on today's modern battlefields in Syria and Yemen.

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Armour Of The Eastern Front 1941-1945

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:43
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Guideline License Publications has unveiled a new series, Warpaint Armour.  Instead of a monograph on a single aircraft, this series will contain a series of articles that focus on tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles that shaped pivotal moments in the history of modern warfare. Warpaint Armour will showcase articles by a team of experts utilizing the latest research.  Each article features historical photographs along with color pics of museum displays or renovated AFVs from World War I to the current day.  Each volume will feature eight focused articles and a modelling gallery, showcasing some of the finest models that have been seen in Miltary Modelcraft International over the last decade. Each article will also include specially commissioned color profiles in conjunction with Acrylicos Vallejo model paints.


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New Forum Posts - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:23
I picked this one off the shelf as I saw it as a fast little build. Sculpted by Troy McDevitt, is a very nice caricature, with one two bubbles on two of the teeth, and seam lines that were nearly invisible. The part fit very well and only a little bit of Aves was used along the spines, and where the spines met his tail. After that it got a coat of Vallejo Air NATO Black as a primer. I like the NATO Black because to my eyes it looks like there a little green in it, and models don't just look black. After that it got a drybrush of a mid range gray. while that was drying I got out some Ivory and painted the teeth and eyes. Then some Gray Green for the toe and finger nails. I also mixed some of the Gray Green with the Ivory, and painted his gums. Liking the new Godzilla I had the idea to have his spines light up in that blue white coloring, so sprayed the edges a wide swath of dark blue. Leaving the blue to dry , I went back and gave the teeth a was of Nuln Oil. The eyes also got dots of Gory Red. From there I went back to the spines, and gave a smaller edging with a light blue. When that dried, I had an even lighter blue that went in a smaller strip along the spines. To finish it off a added dots of white to tallest spines. To finish him off, his teeth got a dry brushing of Ivory. Done, nice and easy. Thanks for looking.

New Magazine Preview: Abrams Squad #31 - Modern warfare goes on...

The Modelling News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:16
Abrams Squad Magazine has already seen thirty issues of modern armour greatness. Now with issue #31, we have a whole bunch of new articles with the best that modern warfare modelling has to offer from some of the best modellers in the business, see what is in the latest issue in our preview...
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Kaiserliche und Königliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie in Western Galicia 1914-1915, Vol. 2

IPMS/USA Reviews - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:13
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This illustrated photo album includes over 120 B&W pictures of the Kaiserliche und Konigliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie unit (German Imperial Railway Construction Company) which operated during early stages of WW1 in the Western Galicia, now southern Poland. The railways are mostly narrow gauge.

The book uses black & white photographs to illustrate various construction or repair projects by the K.U.K in Western Galicia during the early WWI years between 1914-15. Captions are provided with each of the photos to describe the location and content of the photo. The photos are clear, and many show damaged bridges being built or repaired with descriptions of various construction methods and materials. A brief, but detailed outline of military operations provides context for the projects.

The railway projects are organized in these towns or areas:

General Outline of Military Operations in Western Galicia between August 1914 and mid-September 1915

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Zoom Photoetch for Revell 1/32 Fw 190A-8

IPMS/USA Reviews - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:02
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Eduard Models has released a PE set to spruce up your Revell Fw-190A-8.

Typical of the Zoom line, this set consists of one fret, focused on the instrument panel and a few other cockpit details.

The instrument panel fret is pre-painted and would look very good with an open canopy. It will certainly enhance the looks of your Fw-190. The fret also includes all kind of switches, levers, oxygen regulator and rudder pedals.

Please note that this set does not include seatbelts. You can get them on the sets 33227 and 33179 (steel version, which are very nice to work with).

Given the small size of some of the parts, I will recommend this kit to modelers of all levels except the most novice. Highly recommended.

I would like to thank Eduard Models and IPMS/USA for the review sample.