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Reviews : American Last Updated: Dec 23rd, 2018 - 11:41:42

Reviews : American : American post war
RF-84F Thunderflash. Italeri Kit 1108. 1/72nd
In the early 1980s, Italeri (then called Italerei) issued kits of the F-84F and RF-84F. These kits featured a number of inter-changeable parts and represented the technology of the time raised panel lines and sparse cockpit detail. Italeri have recently re-released these kits in new boxing and with new decals.
May 23, 2006, 02:12

Reviews : American : American post war
F-84 G Thunderjet. Tamiya. 1/72nd
All in all, the kit was a pleasure to build and both the kit and the aftermarket decals went on well. I used Testors Model Master Metalizer paints to duplicate the natural metal finish.
May 23, 2006, 02:00

Reviews : American : American post war
Convair F-106 Delta Dart. Hasegawa. 1/72nd
The model is from Hasegawa, an old kit in /172 scale. The model is rather simple, needing additional detailing.
Apr 20, 2006, 21:14

Reviews : American : American post war
Boeing X-32 JSF. Italeri Kit 1208. 1/72nd
The Italeri kit assembled without any major problems although I made a minor change to the sequence. I glued the intake assembly, parts 6A and 7A, to the lower fuselage rather than the upper. I wanted to ensure a clean joint inside the air intake and felt that I could clean up any problems when the upper and lower fuselage joined.
Apr 17, 2006, 02:26

Reviews : American : American WW2
C-46 Commando. Williams Brothers. 1/72nd Kit 72-346
he kit was designed in the mid-1970s and compares poorly with more modern kits but it is the only kit of C-46 and it is accurate according to measurements and comparison with photos. Before starting assembly of the kit, the modeler must plan to carve plastic to finish the kit. This is because Williams Brothers molded features from various models of the C-46 into this kit and modelers will have to modify something, no matter which version they choose to build.
Apr 15, 2006, 16:58

Reviews : American : American WW2
P-39Q/N Airacobra. Academy. 1/72nd. Kit 2177
I was very pleased with the final appearance of the model. It accurately represents the appearance and sit of the original aircraft and made a good addition to my collection.
Apr 15, 2006, 16:48

Reviews : American : American WW2
F4U Corsair. Academy. 1/72nd
All in all, I was very pleased with the final result. It is a good representation of the Corsair to add to my collection.
Apr 15, 2006, 16:40

Reviews : American : American post war
Unlimited Class air racers. HIgh Planes 1/72 scale.
High Planes have announced a range of 14 kits of these aircraft, some being modifications of the one aircraft. As this is a specialized interest my references are minimal, but luckily a fellow APMA member has collected much information on the topic.
Apr 11, 2006, 11:16

Reviews : American : American pre WW2
Grumman FF-1. MPM. 1/72nd
This is the first 1/72 scale acceptable injection moulded kit of this subject ( there may have been an earlier crude cottage industry offering) and its issue has helped me to add another model to my US Navy display without having to resort to a vacform kit!
Apr 11, 2006, 10:17

Reviews : American : American WW2
Vultee P-66 Vanguard. Sword. 1/72nd
The completed model looks really good and convincing when compared at similar angles and scale distances (as I always do with a finished model) to photos of the real thing. It is not as simple to build as a mass-produced long-run kit, but as with many of today's short-run kits, a little effort and patience rewards you with something that looks far better than many big name products. A must for the USAAF WWII fighter enthusiast, the Sino-Japanese war buff and anyone else who just wants something that little bit different in their collection. Nice box art too.
Apr 11, 2006, 10:09