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Academy 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless

Reading Time: 5 minutes Presenting Academy Latest representation of the SBD-5 Dauntless in 1/48 scale box number 12329! This kit is a fantastic rebox from Accurate Miniatures, even when the first appearance was over ten years, no one offer a better kit in this scale of the Dauntless. Brief History of the Dauntless extracted...

1/48 Eduard Profipack I-16 Type 17

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world’s first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to attain operational status and as such “introduced a new vogue in fighter design.” The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of...

Nuts & Bolts Volume 41: Büssing’s schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper (sWS), armoured and unarmoured variants

Reading Time: 4 minutes The latest title from the Nuts & Bolts team is on Büssing’s sWS for which not much information is found outside a few articles in hobby magazines and entries into some books.  Although I have other great reference works such as the Panzer Tracts for scale plans and production information,...

Italeri 1/500 Roman Colosseum Model Kit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The construction of the Flavio amphitheater, best known all over the World as Colosseum (Colosseo in Italian), began in AD 72 under the emperor Vespasian and ended just eight years later under emperor Titus. Built in travertine and tuff stones, it is the world’s largest amphitheater and it is considered...

1/72 P-47D ”Gabreski” from Academy Models (Part 1)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Francis Stanley “Gabby” Gabreski (born Franciszek Stanisław Gabryszewski; January 28, 1919 – January 31, 2002) was a Polish-American career pilot in the United States Air Force, retiring as a colonel with 26 years of military service. He was the top American and United States Army Air Forces fighter ace over...

The Mystery of the Five Foot Millenium Falcon’s Undersaucer Pits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Editors NoteThis article originally appeared on Millenium Falcon Notes posted by our Facebook’s friend with the handle @NK Guy. This is one of my 3D-printed lower maintenance pits, based on the research in this article. Note that this “busy” version has some blank spots filled in with reproductions of other...

New Tooling Announcement for Scale Modelworld 2018 from Airfix

Reading Time: 10 minutes ACKNOWLEDGMENTSPress Release by Michael Clegg directly from the Airfix Workbench. Welcome to this latest edition of Workbench and all the news, updates and exclusive announcements from the fascinating world of Airfix modeling. As reported in our previous blog, we have strayed from our usual Friday lunchtime publication slot for one very...

Vic Torry and his Flying Saucer from Atlantis Models

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vic Torry and His Flying Saucer 1950 Awesome Bob Powell Art! Including Pilot Pete Now you can re-live (or, enjoy for the first time) these great adventures from generations past, with Golden Age Reprints line of comic reprints. The comic reprints from Golden Age Reprints and UP History and Hobby...

Build Review, 2015 Revell 1/25 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is a grand tourer racing car built by Pratt & Miller and Chevrolet for competition in endurance racing. It is a replacement for the Corvette C6.R racing car, using the C7 generation Chevrolet Corvette as a base. The C7 road car was noted to incorporate development...

1/24 Monogram Porsche 911 Turbo

1/24 Monogram Porsche 911 Turbo

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 1974 Porsche introduced the first production turbocharged 911. Although called simply Porsche 911 Turbo in Europe, it was marketed as the Porsche 930 (930 being its internal type number) in North America. The body shape is distinctive, thanks to wide wheel-arches to accommodate the wide tires, and a large...

Can we build a real Millenium Falcon?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Originally Posted by Chelsea Gohd on Space.com / Curated by George Collazo. With so many incredible, newly developing technologies, could we build a real-life Millennium Falcon? In short, no. But we’re getting closer. In the “Star Wars” universe, the Millennium Falcon is heralded as the coolest ship around. Millenium Falcon Cross-Section...

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