Kit Preview: Trumpeter’s 1/48 Westland Whirlwind

I’ve always thought the Westland Whirlwind was one of the coolest looking airplanes of World War II. Of course, “cool looking” doesn’t count for much in combat. Problems with the aircraft, much of it centered around it’s engines, prevented it from making much of an impact. Thankfully, wartime performance does not prevent the airplane from being kitted! Trumpeter has released

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Ultracast resin accessories: Pilots and Props and Exhausts,Oh My! Oh yeah, and a tail wheel well

When it comes to enhancing the look of a model, I’ve always felt that nothing can add more impact to the final result than some great looking resin aftermarket accessories. Whether it is a set of wheels, a new prop, control surfaces, a cockpit or a wheel well, resin accessories are often one of the simplest ways to spruce things

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Kit Preview: Ark Model’s 1/48 MiG-3 “Ace Aleksandr Pokryshkin”

I’d like to say a special word of thanks to Alex from scale-model-kits.com for sending this kit for review. I really appreciate it! Price: $20.09 + shipping Manufacturer: ARK Models SKU: ARK48015 Name: MiG-3 Russian fighter, ace A. Pokryshkin Scale: 1/48 You can order directly from scale-model-kits.com through this link. Additional boxings of this kit: MiG-3 Russian fighter, Air defense

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Kit Preview: Tamiya’s 1/35 Israeli Tank M1 Super Sherman

David Willis gives us a quick preview of Tamiya’s “Super Sherman”. Thanks for sending that in, David! This is Tamiya’s Military Miniature Series No. 322, a 1/35 Israeli Tank M1 Super Sherman. Three sets of markings are provided in the kit: – 7th Armored Brigade, Sinai Peninsula, November 1956, Vehicle -75254 (OD) – 7th Armored Brigade, Sinai Peninsula, November 1956, Vehicle

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Kit Preview and Comparison: Kinetic & Monogram 1/48 EA-6B

Agape forum member Raleigh Lamb sent in this very comprehensive preview and comparison between Kinetic’s and Monogram’s 1/48 EA-6B kits. Thanks for the hard work Raleigh! History Answering a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps requirement for a new long-range interdiction and close air support aircraft, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation won the contract with their proposal on 2 January 1958. Construction

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Airfix 1/48 Martin B-57B Canberra

Agape forum member Roy McKenzie (wyoroy) sent in this very thorough kit preview for Airfx’s new-tooling B-57B Canberra. Thanks so much Roy! Some time ago I purchased the new Airfix 1/48 scale Martin B-57B Canberra. Being 1/48 scale make sure you have plenty of shelf space as this bomber is a shelf hog.  When built the length from nose to

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