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The refueling tube is made with electrical wire and the gas handle is hand made with plastruct sheet. The snow is simply a coat of plaster of Paris with Christmas artificial snow sprayed over. The aircraft has canvas protectors over the wing roots. This protects the wood wings and would certainly help prevent the pilots and mechanics slipping on the surface in freezing conditions. I represented this by cutting very thin pieces of card and working from reference photographs.
I took great pleasure building this full resin kit. The quality is excellent and the adjustment and putty required are less than some injection moulded kits! I would recommend this kit without hesitation. The Duelists set which harks back to the Airfix dogfight double contains two kits, a Fokker E. III and DH.
The large Pizza sized box makes for a real sense of occasion with the two kits divided into individual compartments inside along with a single instruction book instruction leaflet does not adequately describe it and single photoetch fret and decal sheet. The difference with this duelist pack is that unlike the regular Wingnuts kits, this set only provides one set of markings for each aircraft, although these markings are unique to this set.
The kits themselves are all that we have come to expect from the Wingnuts range, beautifully moulded with superb surface detail. The relatively simple design of the Fokker means that this is an ideal subject for the WW1 novice with only minimal rigging required, all of which is clearly shown in the superb full colour instruction book.
The compact DH. Various optional parts are supplied but not used with the single scheme provided. Again the excellent instructions will guide you through with colour references throughout but the complex rigging will demand some persistence. A superb pair of kits and we really like this duelist package, its an exciting concept and we look forward to seeing how this range develops. Early or late, the choice is yours thanks to two new Fokker releases from Wingnut Wings and I have to confess that this one is the one I prefer if only because it offers the more colourful choice of markings and its the version that I have assembled for a closer look on page There is a little more work to do with this one with the wing mounted compass having to be filled in and some clearance to be cut in the leading edge of the wing.
On both kits you also need to remove the moulded protective panel on top of the engine cowling and replace it with a photoetched version, and a little pre-shaping of this piece is required to get a good fit. This version also provides the bizzare headrest for. As with the Late version the cockpit is another triumph of detail and apart from rigging wires there really is nothing to add to the kit.
The Wingnut Wings instructions are the best example bar none, combining coloured CAD generated views with period photos and with everything fully colour referenced you need know nothing about WW1 aircraft to build one of these kits.
This kit provides a choice of Five different schemes and the excellent decal sheet provides everything you need right down to placards and dials and superb faded registration numbers. The plastic parts here are the same but the instruction book is specific to this kit with additional photo references and of course detailed information and colour profiles for the five different schemes that are provided.
Top quality moulding is the order of the day here and you cannot fail to be impressed just in examining the sprues. Construction begins with the fuselage tub which follows Wingnut Wings usual approach of providing a complete inner cockpit framework to plug inside the fusealge halves. Its an approach which works incredibly well and really helps during the painting stages, with colour guides on hand to show exactly how everything should look, you really cant go wrong!
The Gnome radial engine is beautifully detailed and the sprues are shared with the Fokker kit so the alternative spark plugs need to be removed from the back of the cylinders. The kit. There is also a choice of fairings and gun mounts for the cockpit along with racks for the Lewis gun ammunition.
A colour coded diagram is supplied to assist with the daunting looking rigging and photoetched turnbuckles are provided for the complex three way intersection of certain cables.
The five colour schemes offer a good mix of the colourful with doped linen examples through to camouflaged Olive Green PC10 aircraft. The Cartograph decal sheet is superbly crisp and precise as with all Wingnut Wings kits and it helpfully includes the saw-toothed white panel for the underside of the cockpit tub, something which would be very demanding to mask.
Another superb release from the Wingnuts team and if you havent built one yet you really are missing out.
Wingnut Wings Fokker E. III Late With two versions of the iconic Eindecker released by Wingnut Wings they naturally share many common parts and the real choice comes in the selection of markings. The uncomplicated design of the Fokker makes for one of less demanding builds in the Wingnut Wings range but there is still plenty of that lovely detail to get stuck into. The delicate framework of the cockpit is beautifully replicated and of course there are decals supplied for all the dials and instruments and some excellent photoetched seat belts.
The cockpit tub is a complete model in itself which then plugs into the fuselage and experience tells us that it will fit inside perfectly too! The Oberursel radial engine is another superbly detailed assembly with fantastic individually moulded.
The undercarriage has been cleverly designed too with interlocking struts which help you easily align the parts. The kit provides a choice of machine guns with both Spandau and Schwarzlose M16 for the Austro-Hungarian example.
Photoetched barrel sleeves for the spandau are included but will need to be rolled by the modeller. Six different schemes are provided in the kit with colour profiles and period photos to help guide you and the Cartograph decal sheet is superb.
Of particular note are the part-faded aircraft registration numbers for some of the schemes which look very convincing. Included in the six is a set of markings for Manfred von Richthofens machine not painted red! Another top notch kit which begs to be built. Italeri 1: Italeri have been stepping up their game with their new kits so the prospects for the big flying boat were good and Italeri have included one of their handy reference booklets as well as a nice photoetched fret too. The immediate impression of the kit is good but the surface detail may divide opinion.
Italeri have rendered all the panel line detail along with some quite strong rivet patterns which tends to give the fuselage and wings a quilted appearance reminiscent of an ocean liner. The whole effect looks too much for the scale of the aircraft to my eye and I think the rivets are the problem. Photos of the real aircraft do not show the distinctive rivet patterns found on the kit.
Inside the massive fuselage there is quite an extensive interior. Rib detail is moulded inside the fuselage but it is peppered with release pin marks, some raised, some recessed. The gun turrets are moulded in separate halves with basic interiors and the sliding nose turret can be modelled in either position.
A set of wheels with tail trolley is provided and the sliding bomb racks with bomb load are also provided.
Engines are typical of kits this scale but the pistons are really crisply rendered. The instructions are a new style with CAD generated shaded diagrams and markings are provided for six different aircraft.
Without doubt this kit easily trumps the ancient Airfix example, its just a shame about the heavy-handed rivet patterns which take the gloss off an otherwise superb kit. French newcomers Must Have! The original Revell mouldings are still very impressive with fine and sharp surface detail along with a well detailed cockpit, wheel wells, intake and exhaust. The obvious extra is a full new fuselage sporting the cannons, an easy option to arrive at this version would have been to re-tool the front section only but thankfully we're in for an easier ride with a full new fuselage and also the original still on the main.
Etched brass is offered to detail areas of the cockpit, seat and canopy to a sensible degree. A package like this needs a bumper selection of markings to round things off- no disappointment here, excellent decals and an excellent colour placement instruction offer one Norwegian, one Dutch, one French and one Italian aircraft all in aluminium finishes.
A nice concept and very well done, a must-have indeed if you've a soft spot for Sabres! Tamiya 1: Tamiya's mouthwatering box-art has you wanting to get started straight away, and lifting the lid reminds us of what a high quality production this is with fine textures and surface detail.
The grey sprues remain unchanged at first glance but we're not given the accessories and figures of the previous release. Detail and moulding is of the highest order with the clear and grey fuselage pieces moulded as one very impressive. Tamiya's design of the metal landing gear supports and metal.
Separate cowls offer diorama potential displaying the fully detailed Argus engine. Along with the new decal sheet we're still provided with the printed masking sheet for the canopy which should help with this tricky part of the project.
A Tamiya classic for sure offering an out of the box build with excellent levels of detail, ok, many will want to replace the decal seat belts but not the greatest of tasks.
If your eyesight is still capable of dealing with 1: A sensible number of parts are expertly engineered to give features you'd normally expect with larger scale kits, detailed wheel wells and cockpit side-walls of particular note. The cockpit must be one of the best in the scale offered by an injection. The new engine cowl is again a superbly moulded single part surrounding the well detailed radial engine.
Three sets of markings are provided but provide little variation all being from the second wave to strike at Pearl Harbour finished in grey-green with dark blue cowling. If you're a small scale builder you need to take a look at these new Zeros even if it's not your usual choice of subject, I can guarantee you'll be tempted! The green and brown seem quite tonally similar as our photo shows, how accurate this is we leave you to decide but Lifecolor paints are always a delight to use.
The second set described as Leaking and Stains MS05 provides three semi transparent shades for Exhaust oil effect, Dirty Grease effect and Grease effect.
These are similar to the Tensocrom colours and will allow base colours to show through. Ideal for adding realistic stains to engines of all kinds or for adding those exhaust stains down the fuselage. These and the full range of Lifecolor paints are available from www. Revell 1: The moulding shows no signs of age at all, the detail and design of this kit could easily pass as a new release from any of the major manufacturers, certainly 'up there' as one of Revell's most impressive productions which offers an inexpensive out of the box project.
Detail standards are constant throughout with a nice cockpit, detailed plug-in wheel wells, a good selection of ordnance, excellent exhausts and superb wheels and landing gear.
Surface detail is super-fine and very complete with Revell going to the trouble of adding a piece of foam on the upper. The clear parts are also high quality, the single seater canopy with some fine fastener detail around the frame. The decal sheet is small considering three French versions are included including aircraft from 'Charles de Gaulle' Operation Harmatten in the recent Libyan conflict full stenciling is included for both the aircraft and also the unique fuel tanks, GBU 12 bombs and the MICA AM missiles.
No fancy photoetch or accessories, but a superb all-rounder from Revell who's kits you'll find in all good toy and model retailers and details at www. New boys Meng have released their third aircraft kit, moving from the paper projects of their first releases to depict the FA in another impressive release.
The quality of moulding is very high with subtle panel lines and in a Hasegawa style only the largest rivet patterns have been depicted which is entirely appropriate for this scale. The cockpit is well detailed with three part seat sans seatbelts and a relief moulded instrument panel and the two part canopy will allow you to show off the cockpit. The exhaust nozzle features ribbed internal faces which is good to see and you also have the option to show the airbrakes open or closed.
The undercarriage doors look great and there is the option to open up.
The folded open bay doors look well moulded too and underwing fuel tanks are also included. The decal sheets offer a choice of three schemes, two of which are bare metal. Spare decals from other kits may provide a quick fix here but doubtless aftermarket sheets will soon be released too.
Meng continue to impress and Jet fans will be happy to see the F tackled with such flair. Profile Hanger No. The Ultra-realistic quality of the profiles is immediately apparent with rivet detail, stains, chips and wear and tear accurately reproduced.
The book is divided into two sections, the first looking at aircraft that feature American Indian emblems or artwork. The profiles are supported by archive pictures of the actual aircraft and in some cases diagrams to point out features specific to the particular aircraft. The second section is a study of the Ps operated by the 19th FS operating on Saipan with a total of 23 profiles. Many of these aircraft have been repainted and this makes for some interesting variations in the OD fuselage and some great modelling subjects.
Where the author is dubious about colours this is brought to the attention of the reader but the period colour image shows just what a good job has been done with the profiles. Stacks of inspiring modelling subjects here and some of the very best aircraft colour profiles that you could find, this promises to be a fascinating series of reference books. Full details can be found at www. The book is crammed with photos and provides just about all the modeller needs from a reference.
It begins with a look at the history of the aircraft with the IAF, tracing the upgrades and improvements and looking at the combat history too, supported by archive photos. The second section of the book is a twenty two page photo gallery with colour shots of the aircraft in action divided up into the different squadrons which operate them. This is followed by a section documenting combat operations with a mix of black and white and colour photos.
Next are colour profiles, for a total of twenty four aircraft followed by a section of photographs covering daily routine and maintenance, loads of.
Finally comes the massive forty six page walkaround section which covers every conceivable detail of the aircraft with differences for example in landing gear design being usefully highlighted. The weapons systems are also covered in the same detail, and again its hard to imagine that you would struggle for the required references here. As a companion to a modelling project this is the perfect reference which we would unreservedly recommend and very much a lesson on how it should be done!
Full details of this and the other publications in the Isradecals range can be found at www. Wessex UH. Kitty Hawks FB gets upgraded with set and finaly in 1: One set in 1: These have been developed to work on full size replicas so the quality is first rate.
A Bristol prop logo will also be available with product number Our thanks to the guys at Wingnut Wings for the samples where everything is available from them direct at www. If you're one of those modellers I think most of us! This sturdy plastic moulding has a recess to take an A4 cutting mat and various shapes to hold thinners, water pots, brushes and Humbrol paint tubs.
There's also a handy slot to drop your instruction sheet into. Humbrol's separately available cutting mat is specific to modellers with handy scale rules printed on the self healing surface. Airscale Detail upgrades Two very useful sets here from Airscale to enhance cockpit detail. Very nicely done generic sets which would prove very useful especially if a specific set isn't available for your particular project. The niche subject covered is the use of the French built Fouga Magister jet trainer as operated by the Irish Air Corps' light strike squadron between and This book is a mixture of good reading, as the story unfolds of the connections between France and Ireland regarding the aircraft and it's.
Macchi C. The visual reference far outweighs the text which is ideal for the modeller wishing to detail one of the available kits Hasegawa's 1: A chapter devoted to the IAC display team 'Silver Swallows' includes diagrams and full detail of the award winning displays.
There's an abundance of quality colour shots throughout this book but the detailed modelling reference kicks in with the 'Maintaining the Fouga' chapter with excellent walk-around reference of the aircraft in various states of disassembly.
More for the modeller in the shape of 1: An absolute must for fans of this aircraft in general and anyone with an interest in the Irish Air Corps. A great first release, highly recommended. Period black and white photographs provide exploded views of areas difficult to reach on the preserved examples including internal structures and armament.
To further help us build a better model there are plans in 1: The profiles are top quality and with close to thirty pages there's bound to be something to take your fancy. A massive amount of information for your money and very nicely presented.
It's the sleek B that comes under the spotlight with this new release, a brief introduction and then it's straight into the large format reference shots of several preserved and restored aircraft.
The colour photographs are big and clear concentrating on areas modellers would want to increase a kit's level of detail such as interiors and wheel wells. The majority of the text is detailed captions to the photographs, production changes to the various versions are pointed out and further explained visually by line drawings throughout the book.
Particularly impressive are the shots inside the aircraft with all of the crew positions covered providing excellent colour reference. Several side-on colour profiles are also included with some good looking nose art featured.
As always, comprehensive and cost effective reference for a modelling project from Squadron Signal. Now we have this Revell kit and another on the horizon too!
The first thing that strikes you is the huge length of the fuselage mouldings at There is a little flash on selected parts but nothing serious. The pair of ejector seats look good too but have the dreaded moulded on seat belts, please Revell, can we have versions with and without? The instrument panel has well moulded dials with individual faces provided on the decal sheet.
The fuselage comes with a separate spine panel with optional upward firing 30mm mounts and separate belly gun pod floor which should make for easy assembly. All the control surfaces are moulded separately and flaps can be adjusted to your preferred configuration. Undercarriage looks great as do the engines but the covers on the ends of the flame suppressed exhausts look crude and heavy. The shape of the propellers has been critisized and the prop root looks too concave.
No doubt aftermarket replacements will quickly offer a fix for the props. The canopies offer a choice of front section with bulged Naxos housing or the more common smooth version.
The nose antennae look good with two sets angled differently included depending on your choice of radar installation. The decal sheet looks excellent and provides stencils, spinner spirals and markings for a choice of four different aircraft but lacks swastikas for the tail. An undeniably impressive release which will please many and is also sensibly priced too. Top marks to Revell for this release and the few minor issues dont in any way disuade us from wholeheartedly recommending this excellent kit.
Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit www. A couple of quirky new products here from The Airbrush Company. First up is this tiny compressor which can sit on even the smallest of work surfaces with stylish simplicity.
It's a simple plug and play straight from the box with a power lead and air hose included along with an airbrush holder. Operation is via a single button with three pressure settings illuminating in different colours.
The pressure generated suits gravity fed airbrushes and while sufficient for most modelling applications I think it would struggle with something the size of a 1: Sometimes a problem with air supplies without some form of storage tank is the 'pulsing' of the motor effecting the smoothness. This can be overcome by slowing down the spraying action which I found was the case here.
Operation is very quiet making this an. Iwata are renowned for their quality airbrushes for many high-end applications and have introduced this entry level 'M' gravity fed single action model. At first I looked on the stubby appearance as a gimmick but on using it realised that the needle adjustment can be made with the thumb of your trigger hand. The cup is a good 7ml size complete with a cap to avoid spillage. This is a simple to use airbrush ideal for beginners with a lovely weighty, quality feel to it.
This will really chuck out some paint making it great for base coats or varnishes and will still turn down for a more delicate flow too. Iwata back most products with a five year warranty, check www. During the 30 years that the F has been operational with the Royal Norwegian Air Force, it has constantly been upgraded and improved as new electronics and weapons systems have emerged. However, signs of wear and tear began to emerge towards the end of the 80s.
These two programs introduced more structural reinforcements to prevent cracks and allowing targeting pods and new sensors to be carried, as well as modernizing the cockpit, electronics, radar and weapons systems.
The MLU program itself comprises several. The transitions between the phases are overlapping as the aircraft are upgraded when convenient rather than in a strict order. Hasegawas model of the F first came to the market in and it shows, as the details are simple by current standards.
However, a lot of detailing sets are made to fit this kit, and both the surface detailing and shapes and proportions are good. In Hasegawa introduced a model of a Norwegian FA Plus with the extended parabrake housing with a brake chute and identification spotlight located on the left side of the nose.
One must remove the instrument panel glare shield and the part behind the seat up to the air vent on the rear bulkhead. The AIRES resin cockpit is a little too short to fit the kit; if you align the cockpit on the vertical panel line behind the seat you will have a gap between the glare shield and the front of the cockpit opening.
I solved this by retaining a small part of the forward part of the glare shield and rebuilding the AIRES glare shield. The grille for the air vent behind the seat is from Verlindens detail set.
I have also added some minor details on the HUD control panel, as the control wheels were poorly defined, and missing some details. The cockpit was painted black and grey FS, and then detail painted according to my references. The AIRES set does not have the latest configuration with flip-up sensors on the headrest, so I made these myself, as these are now standard in the Norwegian F fleet.
The instrument panel at the front of the cockpit has also been modified. Hasegawas canopy is completely without interior details and is best left closed unless you add some details.
I built the interior frame from scratch using reference photographs. Modelar Re sampled and restored freely down-loadable vintage Modelar issues. Modelar December This issue of the magazine is a new digital Modelar November This issue of the magazine is a new digital Modelar October This issue of the magazine is a new digital Modelar September This issue of the magazine is a new digital Modellflyg Nytt and Modelflyvenyt Re sampled and restored freely down-loadable vintage Modellflyg Nytt and Modelflyvenyt issues.
Modellflyg Nytt This issue of the magazine is a new digital I was very impressed. This is a 64 page high quality, modeling magazine without any advertising. The magazine seems to cater to the detail conscious modeler. Handley Page Halifax B. The photos on the cover show the detail that is being built into the Starfighter. Along with illustrating how to add super detail to the Starfighter, the article includes lots of tips that can be used with any build.
My problem was that they didn't mention what kit was used or the scale although they did mention that an Eduard cockpit set was used.
The model being built is based on a Starfighter in the Madrid Air Museum, which is painted half in Spanish markings and half in German markings. Two pages of photos of the actual airplane are included. The article will be concluded in the next issue.