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Reviews : American : American post war
F9F-5 Panther, Grumman. 1/32nd, Fisher, Part 2
Part two of Meindert de Vreeze's Building article.
Jun 16, 2006, 13:02

Reviews : American : American post war
F9F-5 Panther, Grumman. 1/32nd, Fisher, Part 3
F9F-5 Panther, Grumman. 1/32nd kit, Fisher, Part 3.
Painting and decaling the model

Jun 16, 2006, 13:01

Reviews : Book Reviews
Ju 87 Stuka in Foreign Service. Mushroom Model Publications
The book is organized so that each chapter covers a different air arm’s usage of the Stuka. The chapters include; Hungary – Magyar Kiralyi Honved Legiero, Italy – Regia Aeronautica, Romania – Aeronautica Regala Romana...
Jun 16, 2006, 08:36

Reviews : American : American post war
RNZAF Avenger
RNZAF Avenger in 1/48 scale
Jun 15, 2006, 22:29

Reviews : American : American WW2
P-35A, Seversky - Hobbycraft, 1/48th
It was not a bad little kit. The only incorrect part that I found was the wind screen. I stretch molded one to replace the original...
Jun 4, 2006, 13:09

Reviews : German : German WW2
Tamiya He162 1/48th Preview
This kit was a pre-production test shot – just a bag of sprues with no part number tabs, locating pins, instructions or decals. Even in this state, it was pretty obvious that this little guy was going to knock the older Trimaster/Dragon kit of the He162 off its perch. All up, this was a fun project and I’ll quite happily build a “production” kit when it becomes available here in New Zealand. I would rate it as the best kit of the He162 in any scale – highly recommended. A special thanks to Modelcrafts & Hobbies and Trevor Bringans Ltd for making this sample available to me to build.
May 31, 2006, 10:17

Reviews : Japanese
Nakajima G8N1 Renzan "Rita", Hasegawa 1/72nd
This old kit has been through it so I wanted to try some techniques that were new to me. For the most part they worked. I would like to see Hasegawa re-release this kit, maybe adding more detailing in the flight deck. Overall this is a good kit and I had fun doing it.
May 30, 2006, 13:36

Reviews : American : American post war
F3H Demon. Emhar kit EM 3002. 1/72nd
I had expected the kit to be crude but ended up impressed with its accuracy and good fit. It really was an easy model to complete. Note, in checking a June, 1992 review of the kit in SAM, I found that Emhar produced two versions.
May 23, 2006, 02:52

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