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VOL.9 ISS.100 NOVEMBER 2013
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VOL.9 ISS.100 NOVEMBER 2013
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p76 News - Just Released
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Find out whats due next month...
REVIEWS
p6 Kwik Builds
The Airx 1:72 Gladiator Mk I by Libor Jekl,
HobbyBoss 1:48 Yak-38U by Alan Bottoms
and PJ Productions 1:72 Mirage IIIE by Bob
Edwards
p62 New Releases Kits
The latest kit releases assessed

p65 New Releases Accessories
New products from AeroBonus, Aires,
Eduard, Master Box and Scale Aircraft
Conversions
p70 New Releases Decals
New sheets from Aviattic, Eduard and Iliad Design
p72 New Releases Books
A selection of the latest aviation and
modelling titles
FEATURES
p18 Scary Teeth
Steve A Evans also builds one of his Top
Ten kits, the Hasegawa 1:32 P-40 but in RAF
colours
p28 Awesome!
Alan Bottoms builds his No.1 kit since our
launch in the form of the Airx 1:24 D.H.
Mosquito
p38 Top Ten
Richard J. Caruana revisits our pick of the
ten top subjects from Issues 1 to 99
p50 Digby in America
Patrick Branly takes a look at Special
Hobbys 1:72 B-18 Bolo
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4 MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL - November 2013
112013 - Latest news
& information for
Scale Aircraft
Modellers
Editorial - Something Special
Those of you that read MAI on a regular basis will realise that writing a regular editorial is not something I do, I do not know why, maybe I just cant, or maybe I think
there are more important things to use the space for. Whatever is the case I usually only ever write an editorial for two reasons, the rst being to mark the end of
another volume the other being when something special occurs. Well, this month is something special, as it marks out the100th edition. Yes, eight years and 100
editions have passed since I took the mantle as editor of MAI, blimey! I started as an editor of a monthly title back in 1996 and I think my enjoyment of the hobby was
my main reason for doing so and it still drives me today. Throughout the year I get to talk with a great many of you at the events in the UK that I attend and although I
tend not to travel abroad any more, I have in the past and I never cease to be amazed by your
enthusiasm and sheer dedication for the hobby.
So, a big thank you to all of you out there who support me and the team at ADH by buying MAI
each month, we know you enjoy it, you tell us, and ADH is constantly striving to make it look
better and better, whilst I struggle to type and answer emails fast enough... Producing a title on a
regular monthly cycle can be hard at times (especially over the Christmas/New Year period), but
with the help of friends and contributors it has still not lost its sparkle for me. Now I cant thank
all our contributors here by name, but you know who they are and I have to just pass on a big
personal thank you to them all - nice work guys. MAI would not be complete each month without
the superb artwork of Richard J. Caruana and 2013 marks 18 years of our both working together,
so another big thank you. What does the future hold, who knows, I will certainly keep MAI up to
date and we will continue to bring you the best in kit builds with a nice mix of product reviews
and hints and tips. With all of us now in a digital age apparently, many may think that the printed
magazine is a dinosaur, but its not the case as a computer is far less user-friendly than a printed
title and, at least here in the UK, until Internet service and broadband connections are a lot faster
in all regions and free, the printed magazine is still cheaper and a lot more accessible. Besides it
gives us all some me time and long may it continue.
So, having wafed on for a bit, now on with Issue 100 as I sit here by the keyboard and
contemplate the next 100 editions.
Spitre by instalments
DeAgostini have recently turned their attention to part-
works on aircraft with a 1/12th rendition of the Spitre
Mk Vb. The kit is made up of laser-cut wooden frames
with a top skin of aluminium plates and once built the
model is 760mm long with a span of 935mm. The kit
will be supplied over 32 months at a monthly price of
28.00, so not cheap, but it is a big impressive model
that will delight fans of the type that would otherwise
probably not make models.
Visit www.buildthespitre.com for more details and to
sign up for a subscription, as those doing so will get a
few bonuses, including a 1:72 die-cast Bf 109E with the
second instalment, a free tool kit designed to help you
build your Spitre with the fourth instalment and a free
lighting kit with the 10th instalment.
New from
Amber
Amber Books have recently
started a new series of
weighty hardback titles in
their Aviation actile series.
The rst two can be seen
here and they cover Aircraft
of World War II and Military
Aircraft of the Cold War. Each
is packed with data on all
the types covered, including
specications, operational
service and variants. A
look at the format is sort of
familiar, maybe akin to the
Air Power Journal series
maybe? Anyway, overall
the effect is good and the
images and artwork nice and
clean. With over 200 pages
and a hardback cover the
19.99 price is amazing, but
this type of title has to nd
purchases in a more general
marketplace than just to
aviation enthusiasts, so if you
fancy either title, it may well
be worth adding to your library
as a quick one spot guide.
Amber Books are distributed
in the UK by Casemate
UK Ltd, so for more details
visit their website at www.
casematepublishing.co.uk or
call 01865 241249.
Stripdown
Back in 2001 Eduard released their neat little okker
Dr.I Triplane in the special Stripdown series, where
all the structure of the airframe was replicated in
etched. This was pretty early days in the whole
process, and Eduard have learnt a great deal in the
intervening 12 years, so now they have reissued
the kit, but with a big update. The whole airframe
is now etched, plus you get the plastic parts in the
kit so you could do
a solid fuselage and
etched wings or etched
fuselage with solid
wings. On top of the
three frets of etched,
you get a number of
new detail parts in
resin like the engine,
struts and tailskid,
plus there are two
big lumps of resin.
These are actually
jigs to help you bend
and form the mass
of etched and they
will have uses after
you have done this kit, that is for sure! No decals
are included, as there is nothing to put them on
really, but the kit is a special limited edition, so
buy it whilst you can, because once its gone, its
gone. UK retail price is 27.80 and it (#2114) is
distributed in the UK, along with all other Eduard
products by Creative Models, Hannants and LSA
Models. or all other enquiries worldwide, visit the
Eduard website at www.eduard.com.
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Pick-up Pencil
This is an odd cross-over from the craft side, but these
odd little pencils are idea for modellers when working
with ddly bits of plastic, resin or etched brass. The
central core is tacky, not massively, just enough, so
you touch it to the item and it picks it up, but when you
place it in position, once you get the hang of it, you will
go front or back down rst and the item will just drop
off. We have also used these to move parts around,
as the tack is good for that as well and if you slightly
moisten the core it gets a little tackier. Available in a
few specialist ranges already, at varying prices, the
ones here will be available at model shows from the
Valiant Wings Publishing stand for just 1.79 a go.
Thus far they are not available online from Valiant, but
if demand is sufcient, they may add it to their stock
list, but for now seek them out at shows and pick up
one (or more) of these highly useful little beasts!
New Luftwaffe Colours from Humbrol
Humbrol continue to expand their range of acrylic paints with the addition of the following new colours
1 Grey Primer; 160 German Camouage Red Brown, Matt; 240 RLM 02 Grau, Matt; 241 RLM 70
Schwartzgrun, Matt; 242 RLM 71 Dunkelgrun, Matt; 243 RLM 72 Grun, Matt; 244 RLM 73 Grun, Matt;
245 RLM 74 Graugrun, Matt; 246 RLM 75 Grauviolett, Matt; 247 RLM 76 Lichtblau, Matt; 248 RLM 78
Himmelblau, Matt; 249 RLM 79 Sandgelb, Matt; 251 RLM 81 Dunkelbraun, Matt; 252 RLM 82 Olivgrun, Matt
and 253 RLM 83 Dunkelgrun, Matt.
All colours come in 14ml plastic containers and they retail for 1.60. We have been testing these new
acrylics of late and have to say that they are a quantum leap from the old paints, no more lumps and gloopy
varnish, they are quite superb and go on well with a brush or via an airbrush. It is great to have Humbrol
adding authentic colours like this once more into their range, as it is what they were known for decades
ago and it is also great to see that these paints easily meet todays standards. All Humbrol products should
be readily available from a number of high street and internet outlets, but you can also buy directly from
Humbrol by visiting www.humbrol.com.
Now
also available in the
enam
el paint range
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irx hae opted to release the Mk
I rst and the box contains two
sprues of about 70 parts and one
clear sprue with another e parts,
whilst the decal sheet is made b
Cartoraph and the instructions are in irxs
current format. One aspect of these new irx
kits that is often the cause of much debate is
the arin ualit and nesse of the surface
detail, howeer in this kit I was more than
satised because the panel lines and the fabric
rendition are ne and restrained. The enraed
lines are mabe ust a little bit too deep but
this does not matter once the are under a
coat of primer and paint but most importantl
the are complete and consistent on all parts.
The nel raised ribs and lonerons make the
fabric coered areas realistic plus there are
arious panels includin the win un access
panels that slihtl protrude from the surface,
althouh I think the rims on the fuselae sides
are perhaps a little on the hea side. Its m
opinion, howeer, that irx didnt et riht the
look of the metal panel fasteners, doin them
as rather hea riets with semiround heads,
which ou are better sandin off. The cockpit
looks decent and has a oor connected with the
construction isible under the rear lain, seat,
armour plate, control column, ro compass
and separatel moulded machine uns.
The instrument panel is part of the fuselae
assembl and the instruments are proided onl
as decals. The kit allows for the side access
doors to be opened if the fuselae sides are
cut out, but the doors seem to hae soft detail,
so I recommend ou wait until an aftermarket
set arries that will undoubtedl address this,
and some of the cockpit simplications or
omissions, for instance the unsiht that lacks
its supportin tubular structure. The enine unit
looks prett ood with nicel done indiidual
exhausts connected to the rin collector, inner
braces, oil cooler inlets and rear fuel mixture
pipework. The enine cowlin itself is diided
into four parts, with the front rin attached
to the bottom panel with exhaust pipes plus
two separate upper panels, howeer the
bules aboe the ales are too shallow.
nice wooden atts propeller unit is proided
toether with a spinner cap the later aire
eed metal propeller will be included in the
Mk II kit. Tpical with their recent releases
irx offer a step that simplies assembl, in
this case it concerns the win assembl. hile
the fuselae struts are lued in the separate
deckin so their anle is xed, the outer
interplane struts are connected toether ia
shaped connection pieces what should ensure
perfect t and eometr. oweer, Im afraid
in this case ood intention won oer common
sense as the connection pieces are intended to
be remoed from the struts after the wins are
lued toether, which would make cleanin the
struts and the oerall kits paintin uite difcult
unless of course ou dont use an airbrush or
choose a sinlecoloured camouae scheme.
6 MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL - November 2013
SPECIFICATION:
Alrx |.7d G|oster G|adlator Mk |
klt No. AOdOBd
Materla|s. |M
Aval|abl|ltg. Hornbg Hobbles Ltd (Manufacturer)
and Alrx stocklsts mor|dmlde
Prlce Gulde L7.99
BEFORE STARTING:
Loctlte 5uper Attak Preclslon cganoacrg|ate
Gunze-5anggo Mr Cement 5
Tamlga masklng tape
Gunze-5anggo Mr Puttg
Tmeezers (varlous tgpes)
5mann-Morton #3 sca|pe| and b|ades
Mlcrosca|e Mlcro 5et and 5o| deca| so|utlons
DIMENSIONS: 1:1
5pan - 3dft 3ln (9.B3m)
Length - d7ft Bln (B.3Gm)
Helght (tal| domn) - ||ft 9ln (3.B7m)
DIMENSIONS: 1:72
5pan - |3G.Bmm
Length - ||G.|mm
Helght (tal| domn) - 49.Gmm
AIRBRUSHES USED:
|mata HP-BH
For Uk dlstrlbutlon and aval|abl|ltg vlslt mmm.
alrbrushes.com
Gabbert Trlp|ex
For mor|dmlde dlstrlbutlon and aval|abl|ltg vlslt
mmm.gabbert-alrbrush.de
PAINTS USED:
Akan acrg|lc.
7OOO7 B5dB3 Alrcraft Greg-Green
Gunze-5anggo Mr Aqueous Co|or acrg|lc.
H|| F|at Whlte
H|d F|at B|ack
H7d Dark Carth
H73 Dark Green
H77 Tlre B|ack
H3|B Padome Tan
Gunze-5anggo Mr Co|or |acquer.
5uper C|ear G|oss ||| GX|OO
|B7 5uper C|ear UV Cut F|at
Abtel|ung BOd ol| palnt.
Abt.OBO Wash Bromn
Abt.||O B|ack
REFERENCES
G|oster G|adlator bg T. 5pencer, Warpalnt No.37
(Ha|| Park Books dOOd)
G|oster G|adlator bg A. Cramford, Ye||om 5erles
No.G|O4 (Mushroom Mode| Magazlne Pub|lcatlons dOOd
|5BN. B3-9|G3d7-O-9)
G|oster G|adlator bg F.k. Mason, Pro|e No.9B
(Pro|e Pub|lcatlons |9GG)
G|oster G|adlator bg B. Be|carz B P. Peckomskl,
Monograe Lotnlcze No.d4 (AJ-Press |99G
|5BN. B3-BGdOB-34-|)
G|oster G|adlator Vo|.| Deve|opment and Operatlona|
Hlstorg bg A. Cramford (Mushroom Mode| Pub|lcatlons
dOO9 |5BN. 97B-B3-B94BO-B9-3)
G|oster G|adlator Aces bg A. Thomas, Alrcraft of the
Aces No.44 (Ospreg Pub|lshlng dOOB)
G|oster G|adlator |n Actlon No.|B7 bg W.A. Harrlson
(5quadron/5lgna| Pub|lcatlons dOO3
|5BN. O-B9747-4BO-3)
Hurrlcane B G|adlator bg k. kesklnen B k. 5tenman,
5uomen ||mavolmlen Hlstorla No.dB (k. 5tenman dOOB
|5BN. 9Bd-9943d-G-|)
The G|oster G|adlator bg F.k. Mason, McDona|d
Alrcraft Monographs (MacDona|d B Co. (Pub|lshers) Ltd/
Doub|edag B Co., |nc |9G4)
Wlngs of 5l|ver bg M. 5tarmer B P. Freeman (The
Avlatlon Workshop Pub|lcatlons Ltd dOO7
|5BN. |-9O4G43-34-B)
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
KWIK BUILD
Built & Written by Libor Jekl from the Czech Republic
The announcement of a brand new Gladiator kit among Airxs schedule for 2013
was received with delight by many modellers. Obviously the choice of subject
has not been done randomly because the Gladiator stands alongside the Spitre
and Lancaster as an icon of the RAF that can still be seen in the skies today, and
purely from an economic point of view, it makes perfect sense as well. The last
modern mainstream injected kit was from Heller which was released about 30
years ago (not counting the simplied and not very precise recent release from
HobbyBoss) and despite a number of newer short-run kits that were well detailed
and quite nice (especially the Sword kit), their nature and price meant that they
were unable to interest a broad range of modellers.
Glad-rags
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SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
KWIK BUILD
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I believe painting the upper wing separately
and assembling it with the rest of airframe
afterwards seems a more logical approach, but
I confess it may not suit all. Additionally, the
struts have deep and perfectly formed recesses
that reliabl ensure correct and positie t. The
instructions offer a detailed and clear rigging
diagram, which is a nice touch, plus there are
miniature holes for the wires. The kit correctl
captures the offset position of the wheel axle
and two styles of wheel are provided (one is
weihted with separated wheel discs. The
wing gun pods have open spent cartridge
ports that look ne, althouh the seem to
be a bit slim in cross section and the gun
barrels are thick. The canopies are proided
as early and late versions and the open option
is aailable too. The camouae schemes
offer a pre-war overall Aluminium machine
from No.73 Squadron that is now depicted on
the Shuttleworth Collection example, and a
camouaed example of the Irish lin Corps.
Before commencing construction I carefully
removed with the tip of a scalpel blade the
fasteners and reproduced them with a mini-
punch I made with a srine needle. Then I
turned m attention to the cockpit and since
I planned to build the kit with closed canop
I used the kits parts without maor updates I
ust added the seat belts and the unsiht from
spares. The cockpit was then spraed in ircraft
Grey-Green for the upper half with Aluminium
for the lower, and the fuselage halves were
then closed. Next I added the separate upper
deckin with struts with instrument panel decal
glued inside, and here a little putty was needed
at the oint with the side doors the line was
then rescribed to match the thickness of the
surrounding panel lines. Once all the fuselage
seams looked O I attached the lower win
and the tailplanes, all without an trouble. The
main undercarriae les tted nicel as the
were inserted in the recesses that ensure
correct alinment. ow I could take care of
those outer struts, rst of all I cut awa those
X-shaped connections and cleaned the struts
with a sandin stick. The indiidual struts were
then secured in the lower wing, which didn't
pose any issues at all as the correct geometry
is again ensured via the precisely moulded
oalshaped recesses. The miniature holes for
the rigging I made deeper with a 0.15mm drill
bit and I also added a few that were omitted
during this phase I also prepared the upper
wing by drilling through the holes for the rigging.
nal trial t of both wins went O so I lued
the canop to the fuselae actuall, the canop
ust snapped on and was secured with a tin
amount of canoacrlate as the t was perfect.
nwa, check for the correct tpe of the
windshield as both early and later (armoured)
tpe are proided rom the fuselae spine
I removed the antennae mast because that
wasnt present on attles machine, plus one of
the columns on the n as well. The tropical lter
I needed was in the kit, but I was not satised
with the shape of this unit and so replaced it
with a cast item from the ala kit. I also cut off
the not very convincing rendition of the light on
the dorsal spine, lled the hole and installed a
cast liht from the CM rane instead. hen
assembling the cowling I deviated from the
instructions and glued it together without the
enine which was later inserted after paintin
if the locating pins are removed from the valves
the engine can easily put into the cowling from
behind. After general cleaning, polishing and
maskin off the canop I proceed with the
painting.
Since I already had in my collection a
ladiator in prewar markins, I utilied the
decal sheet from lanet Models 72004
Gloster Gladiator over North and East Africa)
I recentl acuired and went for . attles
machine of No.80 Squadron based in Egypt in
1940 incidentall, these markin are contained
within the Starter Set ersion of this kit too.
This plane wore the Temperate and scheme
with black and white undersides some sources
state the upper wing underside was left in
luminium. The camouae colours on period
pictures look a bit washed off with hea sins
of attrition and repainting, so the colours I used
were appropriately lightened and the surface
weathered and dusted using a light overspray
of a iht Sand colour. fter a coat of loss
arnish I applied the decals, which worked
perfectly and I can recommend them (I suspect
the are printed b O enc. rom the
kits decals I used onl the instrument panel
so I cannot fully evaluate them, but based on
previous experience with Cartograph they
should not pose any issues. On the paper they
seem to have perfect register, good colours and
the welcome addition of a set of stencils.
fter the nal matt arnish coat I continued
with the nal assembl, settin in position the
upper win rst, followed b the riin. The
individual wires were cut to length from heat-
stretched sprue, painted black, secured in the
lower wing and then pulled through the upper
win holes. fter llin and cleanin the upper
win surface I nished the paintin on this
part and applied the upper win roundels. The
main wheels look prett ood, but I eentuall
replaced them with cast resin ala items I
hae seeral ala kits that seem to be surplus
now, so wh not to rob them. The win un
barrels did not look riht in the scale so these
were exchaned for Quickboost cast resin
examples and I also removed the pitot placed
on the left strut and replaced it with ne brass
wires from the same material I also shaped the
foot step. At the end I glued to the fuselage the
assembled engine unit and installed the aerials
cut from black shin line.
FINAL VERDICT
ith no doubt this is the best mainstream inected ladiator kit to date in 1:72 and a er nice effort from irx indeed. In comparison with the more
detailed Sword kit the irx ladiator ma loose some points, but the other adantaes are obiousl on its side. Considerin the price and eas
assembl it has the potential to become et another of irxs bestsellers, especiall reboxed with attractie markins from orth frica, reece and
the Middle East, not to mention the large number of foreign users of the type.
Plane Facts
The ladiator was deried from the auntlet and built to Specication .7/30, howeer once submitted to the ir Ministr in une 1935
Specication .14/35 was written around it. The prototpe 5200 rst ew in September 1934. roduction started with the Mk I powered
b the Mercur I and 231 were built for , with the tpe enterin serice in ebruar 1937 before euippin 31 hter suadrons.
The tpe was also supplied to elium, China, ire, reece, atia, ithuania, orwa and Sweden.
The Mk II was powered b the Mercur III or IIIS and was built to meet Specication .3/37 with 252 bein built for the . ircraft
2252302 were modied to Sea ladiator Interim standard for the in adance of delier of 0 Sea ladiator Mk IIs, and
eihteen Mk IIs were supplied to Sweden, where the were operated as s. The nal ersion of the tpe was the Sea ladiator Mk II and
0 of these were built for the .
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A 64 Squadron RAF Tenagh
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B XH898 2280CU RAF Leuchurs
C XH903 3 Squadron RAF
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I
nitial impressions of the kit were good with
the usual grey-coloured and clear plastic
sprues supplemented with photo-etch and
resin components. The IIIE had a Hispano-
built Martin-Baker RM4 seat that is provided
in resin, but this raised questions as single
and loop tpe rin handles are supplied,
however some export variants were provided
with a seat modication to allow eroero
ejection, which is where the B-loop handle
comes in. The French Air Force never took
this option so if you are planning on a French
scheme use the single-loop handle.
The plastic parts themselves are good
quality, particularly the transparent one, and
engraved panel lines and raised detail are
good all round although maybe a little too
pronounced for some modellers. There was
irtuall no ash to be seen anwhere and
whilst sink holes were inevitably present, they
were thoughtfully located out of sight. The
painting instructions are well produced but I
found some colour recommendations to be
inaccurate. The camouae scheme proided
is accurate for the starboard prole and win
but the port side looked nothing like any of my
references? The simple advice is always go
with your references and Mirage III, Mirage
5, 50 and derivatives from 1955 to 2000
by Dominique Breffort and Andre Jouineau
(Histoire & Collections 2004) provides excellent,
accurate camouae schemes for all domestic
and export variants.
Construction began with the wings and
rear fuselage and a number of issues were
encountered. Firstly, there were large gaps at
the underside leadin ede. More sinicant
gaps were evident along the join of the
fuselage with the upper wing roots. These were
straihtforward to resole thouh, usin une
Sangyo Mr Dissolved Putty on the leading
edes and strene strips plus ller on the win
roots. The n presented the biest challene
as with the trailing edge set correctly there was
a sinicant ap at the leadin ede 1.5mm
that reuired more strene and ller. The onl
other problems encountered during the build
were the engine intake cowls, which would not
sit smmetricall so this was xed b addin
a slither of styrene to the port cowl. Once this
was done, the front fuselage went on with no
trouble at all. The only observation to be made
is that the Doppler blister appears to be slightly
too short at the trailing edge when compared
10 MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL - November 2013
SPECIFICATION:
PJ Production 1:72 AMD Mirage IIIE
Kit No: 721026
Materials: IM, PE, R
Availability: Hannants Ltd (UK Importer) and PJ
Production stockists worldwide
Price Guide 27.99
BEFORE STARTING:
Tamiya masking tape
Sprue cutters
X-acto knife
Tweezers (various)
Sanding sticks
Micro-mesh System
Gunze-Sangyo Mr Dissolved Putty
Styrene strip
Microscale Matt and Gloss
Clamps
Flory weathering wash (dark dirt and black)
DIMENSIONS: 1:1
Span - 27ft (8.23m)
Length - 49ft 4in (15,04m)
Height - 14ft 9in (4.5m)
DIMENSIONS: 1:72
Span - 114mm
Length - 209mm
Height 62.5mm
AIRBRUSH USED:
Iwata HB-B Plus
Iwata Revolution CR
UK importer The Airbrush Company visit www.airbrushes.com
PAINTS USED:
Alclad II lacquer:
ALC-101 Aluminium
ALC-106 White Aluminium
ALC-107 Chrome
ALC-111 Magnesium
ALC-113 Jet Exhaust
ALC-116 Semi Matt Aluminium
ALC-117 Dull Aluminium
ALC-302 Grey Primer
Tamiya acrylic:
XF-1 Black
XF-53 Neutral Grey
XF-61 Dark Green
XF-71 Interior Green
Xtracolor enamel:
X629 Soviet interior Blue Green
REFERENCES
Mirage III, Les monoracteurs Dassault Aile Delta,
Tome 1 Les Mirage IIIC & IIIB/BE & 5F dans lArme de lAir
by B. Chenel, E. Moreau & M. Libert
(DTU 2000 ISBN: 2-912749-02-6)
Mirage III Vol. 2 (DTU 2003)
Mirage III, Les monoracteurs Dassault Aile Delta,
Tome 3 Les Mirage IIIR/RD & 5F dans lArme de lAir by B.
Chenel, E. Moreau & M. Libert
(DTU 2008 ISBN: 2-912749-10-7)
Mirage III 1955-2000, Avions et Pilotes No.6
(Historie & Collections 2004)
Mirage III In The Brazilian Air Force by P.F. Kasseb
(ZLC 2009 ISBN: 978-85621-720-07)
Mirage IIIC by J-J Petit, Historavia Gisserot No.3
(J.P. Gisserot 1989)
Mlrage |||C '5hahak', From Mlrage to kr Part | bg A. Dor
(AD Graphics 2000)
Mirage IIIC/B by H. Brun, Aviascope 1
(Avia Editions 2004)
Mirage IIIO Colours & Markings by P. Mason & D.
Mottram, Mushroom Model Magazine Special No.9102
(Mushroom Model Publications 2005
ISBN: 83-89450-14-3)
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
KWIK BUILD
Built & Written by Bob Edwards from the UK
In my opinion the Mirage is under represented in the modelling community,
which is a mystery given its success, especially in the export market. It is
therefore nice to see this joint venture between High Planes and PJ Production
with PJ deviating from their more traditional line of resin kits to injected styrene.
The
Little Jet
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12 MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL - November 2013
to reference photos. I originally elected to go
with an allmetal nish usin arious shades
of lclad, howeer I had some problems
with the product crain I am unsure of the
cause of the issue but it ma be due to not
allowin sufcient time for the lclad black
base coat to cure sufcientl This was not
the onl reason for abandonin the natural
metal nish, thouh. rench militar aircraft
usuall hae different markins on each side
of the n, howeer the 02/13 lpes suadron
decals proided were inaccurate as the are
presented as a mirror image with a night star.
The insinia of the 2nd escadrille 2nd iht
of the C 2/13 should depict a twotone blue
representin their da and niht operational
role but without the niht star which was
remoed from the III suadrons. lso the
colour of ord aards escutcheon should be
reen on the riht and red on the left. This was
disappointin and had I noticed this before
I would hae elected for a different scheme
from the outset. Option was the 03/003
rdennes suadron and the colour chart
would hae ou usin Tamia 25 Steel
re, howeer I found Tamia 53 eutral
re to be a closer match. ith the base coat
of 53 applied, the dark reen camouae
Tamia 1 ark reen was oerlaid b
hand. The model was then ien a coat of
Microscale Micro Gloss prior to applying the
decals. The decals themseles are excellent
albeit er delicate, needin onl a uick dip
prior to placement because anthin more and
there is a real risk of the thins disinteratin
The oerall nish was then ien a hea
lter of Tamia 71 Interior reen. The nal
nish was then achieed b oin oer the
53 eutral re parts of the camouae
with heail thinned 53 eutral re within
the panels. The bell was nished in arious
shades of lclad, as was the et exhaust. inal
nishin was completed with lor Models
ark irt underneath and black on top.
Microscale Micro lat was then applied prior
to ttin of the undercarriae and canop and
stores. ead wire 0.3mm was also installed
on the main landin ear to simulate the brake
hdraulic lines. The resin fuel tanks went on
at this stae, howeer the locatin pins on
the plon did not line up with the holes in the
wins so usin the forward locatin pin I was
able to add new rear holes and locate the
tank. ob done.
FINAL VERDICT
espite some issues with the build, the kit is stranel endearin. This is because it presents
somethin of a challene for the modeller and draws on a number of basic modellin skills. I
thorouhl enoed the challene, howeer I appreciate that others ma not. This is certainl not
one for the noice and the onl real disappointment was the inaccurac of some of the decal
options. Oerall a nice kit and excellent alue for mone.
Special thanks also to: Mr G. Howarth (BAE Systems) and Mr K. Wilson (Martin-Baker Ltd)
Plane Facts
The desin studies that ultimatel lead
to the Mirae series can be said to reall
start with the M..550 Mstreelta,
a single-seat delta-wing interceptor-
hter prototpe powered b two
M..30 rmstron Siddele iper
turboet enines. rom this came the
Mirae I, a reised prototpe tted with
a swept ertical tail and powered b two
M..30 turboet enines with reheat
and a S auxiliar rocket motor.
ext came the Mirae II, another sinle
seat interceptorhter prototpe with a
delta win which was a larer ersion of
the Mirae I and was powered b two
Turbomeca abio turboet enines,
althouh the tpe was neer actuall
completed, the onl prototpe bein
abandoned when partbuilt. The Mirae
III001 was the rst true Mirae III and
it initiall had an tar 1011 turboet
enine, but was later retted with an
tar 1012 and S auxiliar
rocket motor. rom this came the rst
preproduction series, the Mirae III,
which featured a lenthened, area rule
fuselae, was powered b an tar 9
turboet enine with reheat and had
the proision for an S 4 auxiliar
rocket motor. ust ten were built for the
rench ir orce. The Mirae III was
a twoseat tandem trainer ersion
based on the Mirae IIIC that lacked
radar, armament or the proision for
the booster rocket. The Mirae IIIC was
a sinleseat allweather interceptor/
hter with a loner fuselae, Crano
Ibis radar, two 30mm cannon and a
sinle Matra .511, ord .20 or
Matra 530 airtoair missile under the
fuselae plus two IM9 Sidewinder
missiles under the wins. The Cseries
was built as the IIIC for the Israeli ir
orce, IIICS for the Swiss ir orce,
IIIC for the South frican ir orce and
a sinle IIIC2, which was a conersion
of a Mirae III. The Mirae III series
was a twoseat trainer ersion of the
Mirae III that was built in III, III,
III, III2, III, III, IIIS,
III, III and III2 ariants. The
Mirage IIIE was a single-seat tactical
strike and hterbomber, which had a
30cm fuselae plu to accommodate
an additional aionics ba behind the
cockpit. The tpe used the Crano
II radar, had improed naiation
euipment, includin TC and a
oppler radar and was powered b
an tar 09C3 turboet enine. ain
the tpe was built in man different
ariants to meet specic nations needs
as follows: III rentina, III
rail, III2 rail, III Spain,
III ebanon, III akistan, III
eneuela, III South frica.
The decals themselves are excellent
albeit very delicate, needing only a
quick dip prior to placement because
anything more and there is a real risk of
the things disintegrating!
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s you would expect this second
kit utilises some of the sprues
from the first one and this is its
only real failing. The problem is
not one of quality; both new and
old parts are well moulded and detailed.
The problem is that the rear fuselage on
the real aircraft was extended slightly to
balance the extended nose of the two-seat
variant. By using the same rear parts for
both kits the rear end comes up short on
the new kit although with a set of plans and
some plasticard the surgery wouldnt be too
difficult. Anyway lets have a look at what
you do get. On opening the box you will
find six sprues of grey-coloured and one of
clear parts, 165 and 11 respectively. The
instructions and colour decal/paint sheet
are both to HobbyBosss usual standard.
By that I mean easy to follow but with a
sometimes unusual assembly sequence.
As before the colour scheme options are
limited to two blue over green schemes,
One Russian and the other Ukrainian.
Construction begins with the cockpit tub.
This is fairly basic but with the canopy designed
to be closed it proves to be adequate with
careful painting. From there we move on to
the nose gear bay and nose undercarriage
leg. The bay was built up but the leg can be
left aside for later installation. The cockpit
tub and gear bay can now be installed in the
forward fuselage halves. Moving on we turn to
the rear fuselae. This is all as per the rst kit
with parts for the lift engines, main gear bays
and rear rotatin noles bein tted into the
rear fuselage halves. With the front and rear
fuselage sections joined the intakes can be
14 MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL - November 2013
SPECIFICATION:
HobbyBoss 1:48 Yakovlev Yak-38U Forger B
Kit No: 80363
Materials: IM
Availability: Creative Models Ltd (UK Importer) and
HobbyBoss stockists worldwide
Price Guide 21.99
BEFORE STARTING:
Thick Cyanoacrylate & Accelerator
Gunze-Sangyo Mr Cement S
Pacer Formula 560
Tamiya Masking Tape
Gunze-Sangyo Mr Putty
Tweezers
Swann-Morton #3 scalpel and blades
Micro Chisel
Silver and Graphite Karismacolor pencils
DIMENSIONS: 1:1
Span - 7.32m
Length - 16.00m
Height - 4.37m
DIMENSIONS: 1:48
Span - 152.5mm
Length - 333.3mm
Height - 91mm
AIRBRUSH USED:
SATAgraf2
For worldwide distribution and availability visit
www.sata.com
PAINTS USED:
Alclad II lacquer:
Jet Exhaust
Steel
Semi-Matte Clear
Gunze-Sangyo Mr Aqueous Color acrylic:
H54 Navy Blue
H309 Forest Green
MIG Production washes
Dark Wash
REFERENCES
International Air Power Review Volume 10 (AIRtime
Publishing Inc. 2003
ISBN: 1-880588-59-5/1-880588-58-7)
Yakovlevs V/STOL Fighters by J. Fricker & P. Butowski,
Aerofax (Midland Counties 1996)
Yakovlev Yak-36, Yak-38 & Yak-41 by Y. Gordon, Red
Star Vol.36 (Midland Publishing 2008
ISBN: 1-85780-287-0)
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
KWIK BUILD
Two-seat
JUMPER
Built & Written by Alan Bottoms from the UK
A couple of years back HobbyBoss gave us the rst injection moulded 1:48 kit
of the Yak-38M Forger A. When I built that original single-seat kit it was fairly
obvious from some of the additional surplus parts that the two-seater was coming
at some point. Well, here it is.

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tted and once aain these are uite shallow
with no internal detail, so the easiest x here
would be to t some coers to hide this. The
instructions would hae ou t the canop
now but I skipped this and carried on ttin
arious airframe parts. I had built the rst kit
with the intakes for the lift enines open so
for the sake of comparison this one would be
all closed up. The doors for these needed a
bit of work with the les to et a clean t. The
wins hae the parts for the folds included
but ou do need to cut the wins to do this.
There are no hines or brackets included so
I drilled holes into the fold faces and inserted
prebent brass rods to support the outer win
sections. ith the inner wins, tailplanes and
rudder tted the airframe was nearl read
for some paint, needin ust a few smears of
ller to smooth all the oints and a few swipes
with a sandin stick saw that completed. ie
minutes with an Olfa Cutter saw an panel
lines lost in the process reinstated. The t of
the clear canop parts was ood enouh that
I was able to paint them separatel and add
them later, so armed with a roll of Tamia tape
the cockpit was masked read for paintin. I
bean with the underside reen areas and this
was done with uneSano 309 orest
reen. Once that had dried the undersides
were masked and on went the upper
uneSano 54 a lue paint. The
underside maskin was remoed and then
remasked so the wheel bas and rear exhaust
nole surrounds could be spraed with the
appropriate bare metal shades. Once aain
all but the cockpit maskin was remoed and
the model ien an oerall coat of umbrol
clear loss acrlic read for the decals to o
on. hile the clear dried thorouhl I used the
time to build and paint the plons, stores and
undercarriae parts read for later tment. I
decided to use the un pods on this one but
the barrels werent that ood so these were
sliced off and replaced with some metal tubin
cut from a lue applicator nole. Moin
back to the main airframe the decals were
applied and most went on prett well needin
ust a touch of Micro Set and Sol to bed them
down. The baremetal leadin ede decal
on the main intakes and the white tail n tip
tted reasonabl well but did need a spot of
paint to nish them off. ith the decals dr
and an excess decal solent remoed the
whole model was ien a pin wash with some
thinned re ink to brin out the enraed
detail. To ie the detail on the undercarriae
and wheel bas some depth some MI ark
ash was carefull applied with a ne brush
and an excess remoed with some odourless
thinner. I kept the weatherin to a minimum on
this one restrictin mself to a small amount
of lclad II et xhaust dusted around the
rear swiellin noles. There are a number
of small exhaust puffer noles and ents
around the aircraft and these alon with the
aerials and sensor panels were picked out
a ne brush and ames orkshop acrlics.
ettin near to the nishin line now, all of
the preiousl prepared undercarriae, doors,
plons and stores were added and the outer
folded win panels were slipped onto the
brass pins. Out with the airbrush aain to ie
whole model a coat of lclad SemiMatte clear
to blend the arious nishes toether. ith
the eection seats dropped into the cockpit the
canop parts were xed in place with acer
ormula 50 canop lue leain ust the
pitot tube to complete the model.
FINAL VERDICT
ith the completed model sittin on the bench in front of me alonside its sinleseat counterpart it does look ood in an ul sort of wa. It is a lot
loner than the sinleseat ersion to the point where the missin rear fuselae extension isnt that obious. If ou didnt know about it ou wouldnt
reall notice it until ou et out a set of plans and a ruler. or that reason I will ie this one a thumbs up as it is reasonabl priced and detailed and
builds ust as well as the rst ersion. ould I build another Certainl but it would be another sinleseat ersion. ets ust hope obboss keep
up the ood work brinin us more unusual subects in the future.
Plane Facts
The orer series started with the
ak3M, an initial preproduction
ersion that differed slihtl from the
ak3 in that it was lihter and had
enines that enerated slihtl less
power. The rst production ak3 was
the orer, which rst ew on the
15th anuar 1971, and entered serice
with the Soiet aal iation on 11th
uust 197. In all a total of 143 were
produced and it was followed b the
ak3M orer, which was an
upraded ersion with new Tumansk
2300 and binsk 3 enines
that ae an increased takeoff weiht in
TO. The tpe had enine intakes that
were slihtl widened and the plons
under the wins could carr 2,000lb.
The tpe entered serice with the Soiet
aal iation from une 195 and 50
were built. The ak3U orer was
a twoseat trainer ersion for Soiet
aal iation and it had a lenthened
forward fuselae to accommodate the
twoseat cockpit and an extended rear
fuselae to counterbalance the effect of
the elonated nose. It entered serice
on the 15th oember 197 and 3
were built with the last bein deliered
in 191.
The problem is that the rear fuselage on the real aircraft was
extended slightly to balance the extended nose of the two-seat
variant. By using the same rear parts for both kits the rear end
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SH48110 He-115 Floatplane................................................ 52.50
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SH72257 SB2U-2 Vindicator D ............................................ 15.99
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648126 OFAB-100 Soviet bomb 1/48 ................................. 7.50
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648128 Mk.82 bombs w/airbrake early 1/48 ..................... 8.25
672026 Il-2 wheels 1/72 ..............................................Tam 4.50
632019 F4U-1 wheels 1/32..........................................Tam 8.25
632020 Bf 109G-6 exhaust stacks 1/32 ...................... Rev 5.00
632021 Bf 109G-6 u/c legs BRONZE 1/32 .................Rev 11.25
632022 Bf 109G-6 cockpit 1/32 .................................Rev 28.95
PE-SETS
17524 Figures Russian WWI S.A. 3D 1/350 .................... 8.25
32786 P-40 placards 1/32 .............................................. 11.00
32787 B-25J gun nose int S.A. 1/32......................... HK 16.00
32790 B-17 placards 1/32 ........................................ HK 16.00
32796 B-17 seatbelts FABRIC 1/32 .......................... HK 21.00
32797 Remove Before Flight UK 1/32 .............................. 8.25
32798 B-25 seatbelts FABRIC 1/32 .......................... HK 21.00
36255 M1A2 SEP TUSK II 1/35 .............................. Tam 16.00
36262 TIRAN 5 1/35 ................................................ Tam 16.00
48783 MiG-21PFM ext 1/48 ............................................ 12.50
48786 MiG-29 9-13 F.O.D. and ladder 1/48 ........G W H 11.25
48787 MiG-29 9-13 ext 1/48 ...............................G W H 11.00
49067 Bf 109E seatbelts FABRIC 1/48 ............................. 7.50
49656 JAS-39 Gripen S.A. 1/48 ..............................Kitty 12.50
49659 Mirage IIICJ W/end 1/48 .............................. Edu 11.00
49660 Spitfire Mk.IXc early 1/48 ............................... Edu 7.50
72563 Lancaster B Mk.II bomb bay 1/72 ..................Air 16.00
72566 Lancaster B Mk.II ext 1/72 .............................Air 16.00
72578 Lancaster B Mk.II landing flaps 1/72 .............Air 16.00
73491 Gladiator 1/72 ...................................................Air 8.25
73492 Lancaster B Mk.II int S.A. 1/72 ......................Air 13.50
73493 Fw 190A-8 S.A. 1/72 .......................................Air 11.00
ZOOMS
33119 B-25J gun nose int S.A. 1/32......................... HK 19.00
33127 A-1D int S.A. 1/32 .......................................Trum 12.50
SS492 Lancaster B Mk.II int S.A. 1/72 ........................Air 7.50
FE656 JAS-39 Gripen S.A. 1/48 ..............................Kitty 11.00
MASKS
CX342 MiG-15/MiG-15bis 1/72 .................................. Edu 3.50
CX365 EF 2000 Two seater 1/72 ...............................Has 5.00
CX372 Lancaster B MK.II 1/72 .....................................Air 7.50
CX376 Fw 190A-8 1/72 ................................................Air 4.00
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his has always been my favourite version of
this particular machine and this is probably
my favourite scale for it as well, so whats not
to like? As one of my favourites Ive waited to
build it in classic British desert colours and of
course, it had to have the famous sharkmouth as well.
So bring out the awesome Hasegawa kit from 2008,
SPECIFICATIONS
Hasegawa 1:32 P-40K Warhawk
Kit No.: 08188
Materials: IM
Availability: Amerang Ltd (UK Importer) and
Hasegawa stockists worldwide
Price Guide: 52.99
BEFORE STARTING:
Thick Cyanoacrylate & Accelerator
Gunze-Sangyo Mr Cement S
Tamiya Masking Tape
Gunze-Sangyo Mr Putty
Tweezers
5andlng stlcks B |es
X-Acto Modelling knife and #11 blades
Fiskars straight edged scissors
PAINTS USED:
Halfords acrylic (aerosol):
Grey Plastic Primer
White Ensign Colourcoats enamel:
ACRN10 Dark Earth
ACRN11 Middle Stone
ACRN12 Azure Blue
Daler Rowney oil paint:
304 Ivory Black
AIRBRUSHES USED:
Iwata Hi-Line HP-BH and HP-CH
Available in the UK from The Airbrush Company,
visit www.airbrushes.com
DIMENSIONS: 1:1
Span - 37ft 3in (11.37m)
Length - 33ft 6in (9.67m)
Height - 12ft 4in (3.77m)
DIMENSIONS: 1:32
Span - 355mm
Length - 302mm
Height - 118mm
REFERENCES
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk I-IV In RAAF, SAAF,
RAAF, RNZAF, RCAF & NEIAF Service, Aircam
Aviation Series No.6 (Osprey Publishing Ltd)
Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk I-IV by R. Wagner,
Pro|e No.|3G (Pro|e Pub|lcatlons |9G7)
Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk by R. Wagner,
Pro|e No.3B (Pro|e Pub|lcatlons |9GB)
Curtiss P-40 by V. Ehrman & V. Roman
(MBI 1998)
Curtiss P-40 From 1939 to 1945 by A. Elbied
& D. Laurent, Planes & Pilots No.3
(Historie & Collections 2002
ISBN: 2-913903-47-9)
Curtlss P-4O cz.3 bg k. Janomlcz, Monograe
Lotnicze No.66 (AJ Press 2001
ISBN: 83-7237-041-9)
Curtiss P-40 Vol.III by K. Janowicz & L.A.
Wieliczko (Kagero 2010
ISBN: 978-83-61220-74-9)
Curtiss P-40 In Action No.26 by E.R.
McDowell (Squadron/Signal Publications 1976
ISBN: 0-89747-025-7)
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Famous Airplanes of
the World No.13 (Bunrin-do, 1979)
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Famous Airplanes of
the World No.117 (Bunrin-do)
P-40 Warhawk Part 2 [P-40D to XP-40Q]
by B. Kinsey, Detail & Scale Vol.62 (Squadron/
Signal Publications 1999 ISBN: 1-888974-15-X)
P-40 Warhawk, Walk Around No. 8 by Lou
Drendel (Squadron/Signal Publications 1996)
ISBN 0-89747-361-2)
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
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Built & Written by Steve A. Evans from the UK
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Scary
Teeth
The P-40 has to be one of the worlds classic combat
aircraft from WWII and in its short-tailed, fat-nosed
K variant its also one of the great characters.
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the Montex Super Masks and the Eduard
dropped flaps and lets get this show on the
road. In true Hasegawa style, they make
sure they get the best from their expensive
moulds, so they have released a number
of P-40 versions in 1:32. This one is typical
of their modern big-scale releases and is
suitably gorgeous in the box with lots of
cleanly moulded grey plastic: 13 sprues and
190 parts. There is a little flash on some
of the smaller parts but nothing to worry
about and absolutely no sinkholes or other
problems. You get a couple of sprues of
transparent bits that are all very nice and a
single large decal sheet for the versions in
the box. The instructions come as a well-
drawn booklet of 12 pages, including sprue
layout diagrams and the two-page paint and
marking guide. I opted to use the Montex
Super Mask set (#K32150) for the markings
here as I wanted a No.112 Sqn machine
and thought Id try something other than
the standard decal options. Ive not used
the Montex masks before so well see how
I coped with that one. Whats the worst that
can happen, right? Eduard do the perfect
finishing touches for just about any aircraft
these days and I limited myself to doing just
the flaps on this one, although there are
about six different sets you could add to it
to make it a bit special.
Construction starts on the innards with the
well-detailed cockpit and the nose-mounted
radiators. The interior colour is Zinc Chromate
Green from LifeColor, with an oil wash for the
shadows, a highlight of light green paint and
some silver paint chips. The only additions I
made at this point were the seat belts made
from brelass tape and leftoer buckles from
the spares box. Otherwise, the Hasegawa
plastic is all you need in there. Due to the
modular nature of the parts, produced to get
as many versions as possible with minimum
The tail section is the most
challenging because the joint
doesnt follow any panel line.
This means theres some
serious lling, blending and
rescribing to do.
Box top art is superb, Hasegawa have a tradition for
excellence where this is concerned
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Plane Facts
The XP-40-CU or Curtiss Model 75P was a conversion based on
3 S/o.310 and the new hter desin was accepted b
USC on the 1th October 193. The rst model was the Curtiss
Model 11 armed with 2x 0.50in rownins in the nose and 2x
0.30in in the wins. This was followed b the sinle 40, then
production ersions of the 40 Model 12, 40C Model
13, 40 Model 72, 40 Model 73, 40
plus 40 and 40 prototpes and 40 and 40
prototpe. The 40 series was similar to 40 with a 1710
73 enine and the lare llet ahead of the ertical n. The 405
series had rotar ale coolers, while the 4010 had the lon
fuselae of the 405 and some were modied for cold weather
operations. The nal series was the 15, which retained the
lon fuselae, had the 10 cold weather modications, the
emerenc hdraulic sstem was remoed, the batter was moed
forward and 1,500lb of bombs could be carried under the wins
and under the fuselae on the centreline rack.
effort, there are a number of inserts and
sections to build next. This means a small
panel in the nose, the fuselae section ust
behind the canop and of course, the complete
tail section. This last bit is the most challenin
because the oint doesnt follow an panel
line. This means theres some serious llin,
blendin and rescribin to do. t least the
plastic parts t prett well, makin this ob a
bit less tedious than it could have been. The
other plastic parts to complete the fuselae
t neatl as well, with no troubles from the
transparent parts or tail assembl. Thins
were oin to et a bit more complicated for
the win, thouh, and it was all m doin.
duard and their amain photoetched parts
are the kind of thin ou either loe or loathe.
ersonall I loe the detail and the scale
thickness but hate the process of doin it as
its alwas complicated and with me bein a
clums swine I normall end up breakin as
much as I build. In this case I was onl usin
the dropped aps 32222, which come as 3
frets of delicious etched metal and two sheets
of concise instructions. It needs some kit
butcher of course, slicin reat chunks out
of the win sections and as lon as ou follow
The interior is beautifully moulded. Seat belts are the only
required addition
The nose radiators are adequate and they t precisely into
the chin
The inserts in the nose arent the best of ts but a little ller will
take care of that
Stage-by-Stage - CoNSTRUCTION
Rear decking is well detailed and a big improvement on this
area on Hasegawas 1:48 kits, which are a pain
The transparent parts are well moulded and an accurate t The tail joint. I know they had to do it like this but its still a
trouble we could do without
Good old Humbrol ller, still rst-class after all these years Minimise the ller contamination of the rest of the detail with a
bit of masking tape
Then prepare for the sanding, and rescribing that follows
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those instructions closely, there shouldnt be
any trouble. Talking of trouble, many people
complain about the kit and the difculties of
ettin the win to t the fuselae with reat
gaps at the wing roots. Well, heres how
to stop that. In the kit is a central spar and
some ribs to box off the undercarriage bays.
The spar is part #A1 and its got that number
because it is the most important structural
bit of the whole kit. Build as per instructions,
then get some clamps and make sure that the
large lower wing section is clamped tightly to
the bottom edge of the spar. This ensures the
correct dihedral of the wings and perfect gaps
at the wing roots. With the wings in place and
dried its time to sort out the paint.
Colouring In
As I mentioned earlier, I intended to do this
one as a desert RAF machine right from the
start, so the kit markings were binned straight
away and the Montex masks brought into
play. Montex give you excellent full-colour
instructions in
the set, with two
versions on offer,
one RAF, the other
Russian, as well
as instructions
for the masking
and painting of
the fearsome
sharkmouth. No
instructions for
things like the
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
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The transparent parts masked with Tamiya tape. Yes, I know
there are masks for this in the Montex set but guess who forgot
that little fact?
I opted to chop out the elevators to off-set them a little on this
one. Its easy to do with a very sharp knife and a little patience
Fit of the kit bits is excellent
Stage-by-Stage - CoNSTRUCTION CONT...
The Eduard photo-etched sets are
little packets of metal joy!
Build as per instructions, then get some
clamps and make sure that the large
lower wing section is clamped tightly to
the bottom edge of the spar. This ensures
the correct dihedral of the wings and
perfect gaps at the wing roots
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The kit wing section before being hacked and slashed Post-butchery, waiting for the attachment of the etched parts And here they are. How Eduard gets the detail work this ne is
one of lifes great mysteries
The central spar; remember, get the lower wing section to follow
its prole exactly and youll have no difculties with the wing t
to the fuselage
The proof of the pudding; this is the t without any fettling of
any kind. Not bad eh?
The new internal detail parts in place; yummy!
roundels though, so youre on your own with
how to do them. Anyway, the main colours
came from the White Ensign Colourcoats
range of enamels, suitably lightened, with
patchy bits and faded panel centres. The
classic nature of the Dark Earth/ Middle
Stone/ure lue camouae makes this a
good looking machine already but just wait
till those markings go on; I could hardly wait!
The Montex mask system was new to me so
I started with the simple serial numbers to get
a feel for how the pale green vinyl attached
itself and how easily it could be moved and
re-arranged to suit. As it turned out, it worked
very well indeed with the pre-cut sections
Well, this is one of my top 10 favourite kits so Im going to say how great it is, arent I?
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being very simple to position, rub
down and mask off. Masking,
yes, theres a bit of that all right.
In fact Im not going to bore
you with the seemingly endless
task of masking, remasking and
covering everything for each
and every one of the spraying
obs. Sufce it to sa it took a
couple of days and lots of paint
changes with the airbrush. But
itll all be worth it, right? As
it turned out, yes, it certainly
was worth the effort because
even the sharkmouth wasnt as
complicated as Id feared and it
looked pretty good at the end of it
all. With markings applied it was
time for weathering, sealing in
with Humbrol Clear, applying the
stencil decals and then the rather
tedious task of doin all the ddl
little bits at the end to nish it all
off. Theres a lot of those ddl
bits of course, isnt there always?
One of the problematical bits was
the aerial wire and just what did it
look like on the RAF machines?
After some time trawling about
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
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Blue and green should not be seen, without a colour in between!
Sorry but in this case it cant be helped. Not to worry, the
weathering process will calm down both colours
The Middle Stone is a faded version of the White Ensign colour;
remember that desert sun is a harsh environment
Stage-by-Stage - Paint & Markings
Dark Earth completes the classic British pattern; once again faded
and a bit patchy
The Montex set, the sharkmouth is calling
First off a quick practice with the simple serial number Oh the masking! Good job I had plenty of tape to hand as its a tedious job
This is the bit weve been waiting for and the Montex mask was
surprisingly easy to manoeuvre around the complicated nose curves
Awesome! Note the clean looking paint of the main camouage
colours; not for long!
Pastels, Tamiya Smoke and silver pencil paint chips get this looking
suitably worn
The wing roots are always some of the most badly worn areas
thanks to the ground crews clumsy boots
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The Montex mask system is new to me so I started with
the simple serial numbers to get a feel for how the pale
green vinyl attached itself and how easily it could be
moved and re-arranged to suit. As it turned out, it works
very well indeed with the pre-cut sections being very
simple to position, rub down and mask off
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Fiddly bits ahoy! The kit plastic parts are very neatly moulded,
including the rotation gears for the main leg. The only additions
needed are the brake lines
Location for the oleos is positive and the drop-tank is neat,
although I would have preferred an RAF pattern 250lb bomb
here
The aerial wires are attached with tiny metal pates at the
wingtip, complete with insulators made from stretched ear-
buds. (Thats like stretching sprue, just use a plastic tube from a
cotton bud instead)
Stage-by-Stage - Final Details
FINAL VERDICT
Well, this is one of my top 10 favourite kits so Im going to say how great it is, arent I? Yes, it is great, simple as that. All of Hasegawas new
1:32 kits are superb with excellent detail and usually pretty effortless builds. Add to that the huge number of aftermarket accessories of all
kinds for them and youre onto a winner. As soon as I saw this kit released in 2008 I knew exactly what I wanted to do to it and here it is at
long last; hope you like it because I know I do.
Was it worth the effort?
hat effort, its eas to build and denitel worth makin.
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through books and on the Internet it appears
that basically no two machines had exactly
the same layout of wires. It depended on the
radio t at the time and ust how the aircraft
had been set up. In the end I followed the
standard 40 t of a wire to each wintip
and one to the insulator on the fuselage spine.
This makes it a real pain to handle but it does
look ood. inal nish is courtes of tracolors
at arnish. This was spraed on at
high pressure and quite thickly to give a rough,
sand blasted look to it. Once the gritty stuff had
dried the canopy was unmasked, repositioned
and those aerial wires were tted, and it was
ob done.
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Its a fair size in this
scale so youll need a
big cabinet for display
The canopy being open
gives some nice views
of the impressive
interior
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SPECIFICATIONS
Alrx |.d4 De Havl||and
Mosqulto NF Mk ||/FB Mk V|
klt No.. AOdBOO|
Materla|s. |M
Aval|abl|ltg. Hornbg Hobbles Ltd (Manufacturer)
and Alrx stocklsts mor|dmlde
Prlce Gulde. L|d9.99
BEFORE STARTING:
Thlck Cganoacrg|ate B Acce|erator
Gunze-5anggo Mr Cement 5
Pacer Formu|a BGO
Tamlga Masklng Tape
Gunze-5anggo Mr Puttg
Tmeezers
5mann-Morton #3 sca|pe| and b|ades
Mlcro Chlse|
5l|ver and Graphlte karlsmaco|or pencl|s
PAINTS USED:
Gunze-5anggo Mr Aqueous Co|or acrg|lc.
H| Whlte
H|d B|ack
H73 Dark Green
H74 5kg
H3OB Greg (Ocean Greg equlva|ent)
H33B Medlum 5ea Greg
Tamlga acrg|lc.
XF-|G A|umlnlum
X-|9 5moke
DECALS USED:
Xtradeca|
Xd4OO| De Havl||and Mosqulto FB Mk V|
Prlce. L7.99
For mor|dmlde dlstrlbutlon and aval|abl|ltg vlslt
mmm.hannants.co.uk
AIRBRUSHES USED:
5ATAgrafd
For mor|dmlde dlstrlbutlon and aval|abl|ltg vlslt
mmm.sata.com
DIMENSIONS: 1:1
5pan - B4ft dln (|G.B|m)
Length - 4Oft 9 |/dln (|d.4dm)
Helght - |7ft Bln (B.3OBm)
DIMENSIONS: 1:24
5pan - GB7.9mm
Length - B|7.Bmm
Helght - dd|.d
REFERENCES
De Havl||and Mosqulto. An |||ustrated Hlstorg Vo| | bg 5tuart Home
(Crecg Pub|lshlng Ltd dOO7 |5BN. O-947BB4-7G-9)
De Havl||and Mosqulto. An |||ustrated Hlstorg Vo| d bg 5tuart Home B |an
Thlrsk (Crecg Pub|lshlng Ltd dOO7 |5BN. O-BB979-||B-7)
De Havl||and Mosqulto, Aero Detal| No.d3 (Dla Nlppon kalga Co., Ltd |999
|5BN. 4-499-ddG9B-3)
De Havl||and Mosqulto bg Martln W.Bomman (Cromood Press |997,
|5BN | BG|dG O7B X)
De Havl||and Mosqulto bg P. Jackson, Combat Legend
(Alr|lfe Pub|lshlng Ltd dOO3)
Mosqulto bg C. Martln 5harp B Mlchae| J.F. Bomger (Faber B Faber Ltd. |9G7
B |97|, |5BN. O-B7|-O47BO-B B O-B7|-O9B3|-3 and Crecg Pub|lshlng Ltd |99B
B |997 |5BN. O-947BB4-4|-G)
Mosqulto - The |||ustrated Hlstorg bg P.J. Blrt|es (5utton Pub|lshlng |99B
|5BN. O-7BO9-|49B-B)
Mosqulto, Thelr hlstorg and hom to mode| them bg Mlchae| J.F.Bomger and
Brgan Phl|pott, C|asslc Alrcraft No.7 (Patrlck 5tephens Ltd. |9BO
|5BN-O-BBOB9-43d-4)
Mosqulto Monograph. A Hlstorg of Mosqultoes ln Austra|la and PAF
Operatlons bg D. Vlncent (D. Vlncent |9Bd |5BN. O-9B9GOBd-|-B)
Mosqulto Part |, |n Actlon No.|d7 bg J. 5cutts (5quadron/5lgna| Pub|lcatlons
Ltd |99d |5BN. O-B9747-dBB-3)
Mosqulto Part d, |n Actlon No.|39 bg J. 5cutts (5quadron/5lgna|
Pub|lcatlons Ltd |993 |5BN. O-B9747-3O3-B)
Mosqulto Portfo|lo bg 5tuart Home (|an A||en Ltd |9B4 |5BN. O-7||O-|4OG-X)
Mosqulto - The Wooden Wonder bg Cdmard Blshop (Max Parrlsh B Co.
Ltd |9B9, Pan/Ba||antlne |97|, Alr|lfe Pub|lshlng Ltd |9BO B |99B |5BN.
|-BB3|O-7OB-B)
Mosqulto, Wa|k Around No.|B bg P. Mackag (5quadron/5lgna| Pub|lcatlons
|999 |5BN. O-B9747-39G-B)
The De Havl||and Mosqulto, Mode||ers' Data|e No.| bg Plchard A. Franks
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
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Awesome
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Air x have had their ups and downs but with the take-over by Hornby were soon heading in the right direction again. Amongst a number of new-tool
kits that were announced not long after the take-over was one that stood head and shoulders above the rest, namely the 1:24 de Havilland Mosquito
NF Mk II/FB Mk VI. For your money you get an enormous box crammed with eighteen large sprues of crisply moulded parts, a two hundred and fty-
three stage instruction manual, full colour paint and decal placement diagrams and a huge decal sheet printed by Cartograph. I have added a small
amount of aftermarket accessories and modi ed a few things but will endeavour to point these out along the way. Additional detail was added the old
fashioned way using lead foil, brass rod and a few sizes of wire and solder. Before I go any further a word of warning: the plastic used for this kit is
very soft and the t of some components quite tight. If you try to force- t anything, even a location pin, the plastic will split or crack.
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Air x have had their ups and downs but with the take-over by Hornby were soon heading in the right direction again. Amongst a number of new-tool
kits that were announced not long after the take-over was one that stood head and shoulders above the rest, namely the 1:24 de Havilland Mosquito
NF Mk II/FB Mk VI. For your money you get an enormous box crammed with eighteen large sprues of crisply moulded parts, a two hundred and fty-
three stage instruction manual, full colour paint and decal placement diagrams and a huge decal sheet printed by Cartograph. I have added a small
amount of aftermarket accessories and modi ed a few things but will endeavour to point these out along the way. Additional detail was added the old
fashioned way using lead foil, brass rod and a few sizes of wire and solder. Before I go any further a word of warning: the plastic used for this kit is
very soft and the t of some components quite tight. If you try to force- t anything, even a location pin, the plastic will split or crack.
A
ssembly began in the
cockpit. As most of the
model would be painted
with an airbrush I needed
to look ahead in the
assembly sequence and work out
which parts to leave separate from the
various sub-assemblies. As the
majority of the internal parts are
Interior Green this dictated how to
proceed with the cockpit, bomb bay,
gun bays and wheel bays so that I
could spray several sub-assemblies in
one session. With this in mind the
seat minus cushions and adjustment
lever was built up followed by the
cockpit oor, bulkheads and the
rudder pedal box. The rst bit of
additional detailing I did was to add
the bracing struts to the observer's
seat backplate armour. The best
reference picture I could nd showed
four struts and these were cut from
lengths of 2mm diameter plastic rod
and xed in place with Mr Cement S.
It was time for a spraying session so
all the parts that would be Interior
Green were mounted on various
boards, bulldog clips and cocktail
sticks and given a good coat of paint.
With a kit of this complexity you can
make good use of drying time by
looking ahead and preparing parts for
later on in the build. In this case I
started putting things like the fuel
tanks, ammo cases and control
surfaces together, basically anything
that was in two halves, so that by the
time I needed them all I had to do was
clean up any glued seams or joints.
Getting back to the plot, the smaller
parts like seat cushions, rudder
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pedals and sidewall detail parts were sprayed in
the appropriate colours. With most of the
cockpit parts in their base colours I could start
detail painting and weathering. Although the
maorit of the cockpit ttins are included there
is still a lot of scope for improvement. There are
a lot of smaller details that could be added but
in this case I restricted myself to things that
could be seen through the canopy and door. I
started with the throttle and propeller linkage
rods. These are moulded solid so after
measuring the kit parts the rods were cut off
and replaced with brass versions. The
instruments and gauges for the main and
electrical system panel are nicely presented,
being printed onto insert parts. These were
xed with acer ormula 50 and when
set Tamiya clear gloss was used to simulate the
glass lenses. With the various cockpit parts
installed the next obious omissions were the
various cables hooking everything up. These
were added from fuse wire and solder. The
most important addition to the cockpit visually is
to add harnesses to the pilot's and observer's
seats, unless of course you add the crew
ures. or this I used the excellent photo
etched set from MDC. The bomb bay was pretty
Completed instrument panel Assembling the MDC seat belts (#E24002) Test assembly of the cockpit parts
with the belts now in situ
Note the bracing struts behind the navigators seat Additional cables etc. were added to both cockpit sidewalls The only ropey bit really, ller was needed on each wing tip
Disaster, the blade tip points to the crack in the fuselage - aagh! The undercarriage door retraction springs were made of ne
wire, then attached in place in the rear of the undercarriage bay
Here you can see the Mastercasters resin wheels (left, back) in
comparison with the kit ones (right, front)
Assembled and painted rudder pedal box Tamiya X-19 Smoke being used to highlight the moulded cables The instrument panel was while the instrument dials are pre-
printed onto the front (surely it should have been the back for
the glass to have any meaning?) of the clear element
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Drilling and pinning the 0.303in gun barrels that I had previously
cut off due to them being bent
Here you can see the assembled and painted cannon pack; a lot
more can be added if you so choose
The exible kit ammo feeds (top) with their lead foil
replacements (bottom)
The legs to the left are as per the kit, whilst the assembly on the
right shows the brass axle added to easy tment of the wheels
at a later stage in the overall build
Ejector pin marks aplenty (highlighted) with the various llers
used to deal with them
All the undercarriage parts laid out, with the various lengths of
pipework added visible
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much out of the box apart from the addition of
the cross-feed pipe between the two fuel tanks.
With the bomb/cannon bay and the tailwheel
bulkhead all painted they were, along with the
cockpit, positioned in one fuselage half. Before
the glue set I added the other half, and with a
little bit of coaxin here and there it all tted in
nicely. For speed and strength Tamiya extra thin
cement was used to nail the two halves
together before binding it all up with masking
tape while it set solid. My attention now turned
to the wing and yes, I really do think its the
biggest sprue I have ever had to deal with!
Next on the list were the separate wingtips and
here I came to the onl poorl ttin parts in the
entire kit. The were xed in place and left to
set before breaking out the Tamiya putty. This
was liberally smeared over both the top and
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bottom joints and also a very long sink mark on
the upper rear edge of the inner wing. Lots of
sanding and polishing later it was ready to be
added to the fuselage. At this point near-
disaster struck. hilst ttin the win to the
fuselage it needed just a little pressure to hold it
in just the right spot. Unfortunately all it needed
was a little pressure for the fuselage to crack
from the wing root up to the cockpit opening. So
be warned, dont force the win t at all. The
control surfaces and tailplanes were added and
the elevators glued in a dropped position along
with a slight offset to the rudder. Dont forget to
position the rudder pedals and joystick to match
the control surface positionin. The onl
external detailing added was to the dinghy
compartment panel and the reinforcing strip
oer the fuselae spine at bulkhead four. The
dinghy panel should be slightly proud of the
fuselage skin so a thin skin of plasticard was
lued on top of the enraed panel. The
reinforcement strip was a strip of plastic card
simply glued in place and sanded to shape.
Looking through the instructions at steps
concerning the engines, undercarriage and
nacelles I decided to approach them in a
different order. As well as adding detail to the
undercarriage I had also wanted to modify the
main les to allow the wheels to be tted after it
was all built up. I had bought a set of resin
wheels and tyres from Mastercasters as these
allow you to sand the very prominent tread
down to a more acceptable leel. To bein with,
a length of brass rod was sourced which
matched the diameter of the hole in the wheel
centres. The main le hales were oined and
The engine in situ The canopy framework all painted and installed, note the are
pistol (nice touch)
The 1154/1155 radio sets painted and installed
Plasticard was used to recreate the raised dinghy pack panel
and the transit rib
Here the replacement lead ammo feeds can be seen in place The assembled and painted engine, again a lot more can be
added if you wish
Although the majority of the cockpit ttings are included there is
still a lot of scope for improvement. There are a lot of smaller details
that could be added but in this case I restricted myself to things that
could be seen through the canopy and door
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cleaned up. The axle pegs were
then cut off and a hole drilled all
the way through the two inner legs.
The outside legs were then drilled
out, but only the inside face so the
detail on their outer faces would
remain. With the undercarriage
assembled the wheel could then
be put in position and the brass
axle pushed through the leg, the
wheel and into the other leg. With
this modication done the main
legs and all the associated cross
bracing were built up and brake
lines were added using solder and
plastic tubing. I also planned to add
the door-closing cables later so
holes were drilled throuh the at
strip on the cross bracing and a
triangle of one millimetre plasticard
was added to the mudguard cross
beam, then this was drilled parallel
to the beam to simulate a pulley.
Holes for the cables and tension
springs were drilled in the rear
undercarriage bulkhead. The
springs themselves were formed
from brass wire wrapped around a
pin and then cut to length. These
were xed into place on the
bulkheads that were then put in
position along with the front
bulkheads. I had decided to build
the nacelles in a different order to
the instructions, as I was more
concerned about a ood t to the
wings than getting everything in.
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Here the Sky tail band has been painted then masked, whilst the
rudder has been subject to some pre-shading
The Sky band revealed
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The topside camouage was applied freehand All of the invasion stripes were painted on; a laborious job
of masking
Here I am cleaning excess MIG pigment from the tyres The scheme depicted meant that a number of the decals had to be cut
into sections prior to application
The kit (right) and Cammett (left) ice screens for the
carburettor intake
Adding paint chips to the propeller using a Karismacolor
Silver pencil
A steady hand is needed to drill out the ash eliminators of the
0.303in guns
The decal option dispensed with the aerial mast, so instead a hole
had to be drilled into the rear of the canopy for the aerial lead
The most important
addition to the cockpit
visually is to add
harnesses to the pilots
and observers seats,
unless of course you
add the crew gures
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So, after dealing with a lot of ejector pins the
undercarriage bays were painted and the
nacelles closed up before gluing them onto the
wings. The main legs and oil tanks were painted
and tted into the nacelles and while the dried
the cannon pack and bomb racks were painted
and assembled read for ttin. The 0.303in
machine guns were all bent at the breech end
of the barrel on my kit. My answer to this was
to cut the barrels off at this point, straighten
them and then drill and pin them with brass rod;
this also meant I could make life easier by
adding the barrels right at the end of the build.
The cannon pack builds up well but an extra set
of ners would hae been useful at times, it
was a bit ddl in places. The uns with
ammunition boxes and bomb racks were placed
into their releant bas allowin me to add the
bomb ba side panels. The next modication
reards the 0.303in machine un ammo feed
belts. These are moulded on the black inl
sprue, as the hae to be twisted throuh ninet
degrees between the ammo case and gun
breech. This is ne apart from the fact I couldnt
nd an paint that would stick to them often
with exible plastics it can work if ou coat them
with PVA before painting? - Ed). The solution
was to nd some thick lead foil and replicate
them in this material. The nose cone with its
gun camera could now be added. The engines
were next and here the only alteration was to
leae the propeller hubs remoable. The
engines were painted pretty much as per the
instructions apart from a few little touches I
could see in my references. I understand that
when built the enines were painted oerall
black but wheneer somethin was remoed for
sericin or repair the parts were cleaned and
paint stripped. Hence mine has had its
supercharers sericed and the ales
adusted. The enines were tted now, m
method was a tight squeeze but it does work if
oure careful. ll the plumbin was painted and
added next. The engines and undercarriage
bays were masked with Post-it Notes and
Tamiya tape. The cockpit opening was taped up
while the model was ien a coat of primer and
while this was drying the canopy was prepared
and masked.
Paint & Markings
ith the primer and an little aws smoothed
out the canopy was tacked into position
with and ien a coat of Interior reen.
My choice of scheme dictated the painting
seuence so with m trust Sata raf2 airbrush
in hand the rst colour to o on was the Sk
band around the tail and when that had dried
the stripe was masked with some 18mm Tamiya
tape. The top surface camouae came next
startin with the Ocean re followed b the
ark reen spraed freehand. hen that had
all dried the top surfaces were masked off ready
to tackle the underside. Next was a good coat
of white where the inasion stripes would be,
then the white portions were masked and the
black was applied. When dry the black stripes
were masked read for the oerall Medium Sea
re. lon spra session later and this was on
so that when that had all dried all the masking
except the canopy could come off. A coat of
ohnsons lear sealed the paint and ae me
a ood surface to appl the decals. Moin
on to the decals, the kit national markings
and stencilling went on with no problems
whatsoeer with a ust a touch of Micro Set
and Sol. The aircraft I had selected from the
tradecal sheet was in serice with o.44 Sn
prior to a so the codes and identication
number are supplied as full characters. This
meant some cutting with a sharp scalpel and
steel rule as the were partiall oerpainted
alon with the Sk band b the inasion stripes.
The resin wheels and tyres were painted
up and ien a coat of uropean arth MI
pigment around the treaded face. The excess
piment on the tread blocks was remoed with
a damp cotton bud.
Final Assembly
I could now see the light at the end of the
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FINAL VERDICT
I must admit that this write-up has tried to cover most of the build blow-by-blow but as you will have no doubt noticed there is a lot more to
this build than I could t in. The onl real criticism I can put forward is the eector pin marks that were a real pain to deal with. I must admit
to bein biased as I loe the Mosuito but puttin that aside I can honestl sa that this is a reall fun kit to put toether. Sittin there it is a
lare model with a lot of detail and ou do feel oue ot our mones worth from it. ell done irx, this is the best kit oue eer done.
as it worth the effort
es, and brin on the Mk I or een better a Mk 34/ Mk 35.
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tunnel as I could put all my pre-prepared
parts onto the model, startin b completin
the undercarriae. The wheels were put into
position and the brass pins slid into place.
eroclub nlon monolament was threaded
through the undercarriage cross beams and
pulles and tacked to the front of the doors.
Shorter lenths were run from the rear of the
doors down to the rear bulkhead to meet up
with the tensionin sprins tted earlier. The
bombs were tted into the bomb ba and onto
the wing pylons although in reality an aircraft
with this many panels removed for maintenance
would neer be armed. The last parts to add
to the underside were the carburettor intake
screens. The canop was remoed and the
inside polished read for nal ttin. The control
column, pilots seat and unsiht were added
and the cockpit canop was nall xed into
place with . The preiousl assembled
and painted propellers were given chips and
scratches with a silver Karismacolor pencil
and the same pencil was used to give the
impression of wear and tear on the metal
access panels and enine cowlins. xhaust
streaks were spraed on usin Tamia Smoke
followed b a touch of re at the exhaust
outlet. The entire model was now ien an
oerall coat of uneSano Matt Clear and
the canop maskin remoed. The 0.303in
machine un barrels, wintip lihts and cockpit
door were added leaving me with a couple
of small obs to do. One was the radio aerial,
which is different to the kitsupplied one, so a
0.5mm hole was drilled into the rear canop
fairing and into this a length of brass rod
painted black was pushtted. The nal piece of
this epic was to attach the windscreen wiper!
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Westland Wyvern S.4, VZ758/J-376, No.830 NAS FAA, Suez, 1956.
Extra Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces with Sky undersides. Maroon
spinners and finlets; yellow/black bands around
fuselage and wings.
All lettering in black
Westland Wyvern S.4, VZ766/273, No.813 NAS FAA,
1957. Extra Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces with Sky
undersides. White/blue spinner; all lettering in black
Westland Wyvern S.4, WL879/E-278, No.813 NAS FAA, HMS Eagle, 1958. Extra Dark
Sea Grey upper surfaces with Sky undersides. White/Red/Exta Dark Sea Grey spinner;
Dennis the Menace motif on fuselage (this side only) and unit badge on fin. All
lettering black
Westland Wyvern S.4,
WN324/O-380, No.831 NAS FAA,
HMS Ark Royal, 1957. Extra Dark
Sea Grey upper surfaces with Sky
undersides. Red spinners. Flook
motif on starboard only; unit crest on
both sides of fin
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Avro Manchester L7247, second prototype after it had been fitted with the standard central fin, 1940. Dark
Earth/Dark Green upper surfaces with Ident Yellow undersides; black spinners and serials.A1 roundels on
fuselage sides,A type below wings, B type above; fin flashes on outer fin faces. Note ventral gun turret
Avro Manchester B. Mk.I, L7284/EMD, No.207 Squadron, RAF
Waddington, November 1940. Dark Earth/Dark Green upper surfaces with
Night under- sides; codes and serials in Medium Sea Grey. A1 roun- dels
on fuselage sides, B type above wings
Avro Manchester B. Mk.I, L7380/EMW, No.207 Squadron, RAF Waddington, 1941. Dark Earth/Dark Green
uppersurfaces with Night undersides; codes in Medium Sea Grey, serials in Ident Red.A1roundels on fuselage
sides,B type above wings
Avro Manchester B Mk IA, L7463/OFP Jill, No.97 Squadron, RAF Coningsby, November 1941. Dark Earth/
Dark Green upper surfaces with Night undersides; codes in Medium Sea Grey, serials in Ident Red. SRI.GAJAH
(elephant aircraft of this squadron carried animal names), Jill and mission tally in white
Avro Manchester B Mk I, L7472/OLQ, No.83 Squadron, RAF Scampton, March 1942. Dark Earth/Dark Green
upper sur- faces with Night undersides; Medium Sea Grey codes, Ident Red serials. A1 roundels on fuselage
sides, B type above wings. Note ten mission markings in red on nose; lost dur- ing a raid over Hamburg, 8/9
April, 1942
Avro Manchester B Mk I, L7471/ZNV, No.106 Squadron, RAF Coningsby, May 1942. Dark Earth/
Dark Green upper surfaces with Night undersides; Medium Sea Grey codes, Ident Red serials. A1
roundels on fuselage sides, B type above wings
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Hawker Siddeley Kestrel, XS688, Tripartite Evaluation Squadron (TES), 1965. Natural metal overall with black
inflatable rubber air intake lips; TES markings in four wing positions (exceptionally on this example, these were
handed). Black serial, repeated below wings, and logo on nose
Hawker Siddeley Kestrel, XS693/3, Tripartite Evaluation Squadron, 1965. Natural metal overall with TES markings in
four wing positions; serial in black, repeated below wings. 3 in black on nose
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk I, XV277, Dunsfold, 1969. Dark Sea Grey/Dark Green/Light Aircraft Grey finish with
national markings in bright colours; 36 diameter roundels above and below wings, 24 diameter roundels on air intakes.
Black serial, repeated below wings
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk I, XV279, Dunsfold, 1969. Dark Sea Grey/Dark Green/Light Aircraft Grey finish with
national markings in bright colours; 36 diameter roundels above and below wings, 24 diameter roundels on air
intakes. Black serial, repeated below wings. Unpainted nose cone and parachute tail housing
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk I, XV755, Harrier Conversion Team, displayed at Biggin Hill, 19 September 1969. Gloss Dark
Sea Grey/Dark Green/Light Aircraft Grey finish with national markings in red/white/blue; roundels in six positions. Serial in
black, repeated below wings; RAF Wittering crest on fin
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk I, XV783, No.1 Squadron, Wittering, 1969. Gloss Dark Sea Grey/
Dark Green/Light Aircraft Grey finish with national markings in red/white/blue; roundels in six
positions. Serial in black, repeated below wings; unit badge, flanked by red/white arrowheads, on
nose. RAF Wittering crest on fin
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Bloch MB.151, No.98/6, GC II/10, Arme de LAir, Rouen-Boos, early March
1940. Vert Fonc/Terre Fonc/Gris Bleu Fonc upper surfaces and Gris Bleu
Clair undersides; white 6 on fin. Code Y5 below starboard and 85 below
port wings in black; unit badge on fuselage sides
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Fiat G.55 Centauro, MM.592, 2nd prototype, Aeritalia late
1942. Verde Oliva Scuro/Nocciola Chiaro upper surfaces
with Grigio Azzurro Chiaro undersides; black spinner, white
rear fuselage band and cross on rudder. Black fasces
markings in all four wing positions; black serial
Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie I (Sottoserie 0), MM.91059/353-12,
353^ Squadriglia, 20 Gruppo, 51 Stormo CT, Regia Aeronautica,
CiampiNo.(Rome), August 1943. Verde Oliva Scuro upper surfaces
with Grigio Azzurro Chiaro undersides; white rear fuselage band and
cross on rudder. Codes in light blue and red, serial block in yellow
Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1, MM.91097/5, Squadriglia
Complementare Montefusco-Bonet, Venaria Reale (Turin),
April 1944. Verde Oliva Scuro upper surfaces with Grigio
Azzurro Chiaro undersides; black/white fasces markings
above and below wings. Yellow code and serial block; 5
repeated on nose in yellow; red front of spinner. Bonet
motif in white on nose
Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1, MM.91088/4, flown by
Ten. Vittorio Pignati di Morano, 2 Gruppo Caccia,
Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana, Bresso, April
1944. Verde Oliva Scuro/Grigio Azzurro Chiaro
finish; yellow codes and serials block. Wing
markings in black and white, above and below
wings; Diavolo Rosso badge on nose
Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1, MM.91147/21, 3^ Squadriglia, 1
Gruppo Caccia Bonet, Aviazione Nazionale Repubbicana, July 1944.
Nocciola Chiaro/Verde Oliva Scuro upper surfaces with Grigio Azzurro Chiaro undersides.
Light blue/white codes, light blue/yellow serial block; light blue lettering on fin. White spinner with
black backplate and spiral; white Bonet motif above
codes
Above: Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1,
MM.91091-8, 4^ Squadriglia, 2 Gruppo
Caccia, Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana,
Bresso, May 1944. Upper surfaces in
a splinter-style scheme of sand, green
and brown with Grigio Azzurro Chiaro
undersides; yellow code and serial block
Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1, Black 7 (MM
unknown), flown by Cap. Ugo Drago, 1^
Squadriglia, 2 Gruppo Caccia, Aviazione
Nazionale Repubblicana, Cascina Vaga,
May 1944
Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1, MM. unknown/
Black6, 1^ Squadriglia, 2 Gruppo Caccia,
Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana, Cascina
Vaga (Pavia), May 1944. RLM 76 overall
with RLM74/75 upper surfaces; wing
markings in black only. White fuselage
band; black/white code
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Hawker Hurricane Mk I, P2575/J, No.73 Squadron RAF, Rouvres
(France), March 1940. Dark Earth/Dark Green upper surfaces;
Aluminium underside of fuselage; Night port and white starboard wing
and tailplane undersides. Medium Sea Grey code, Night
serial; blue/white/red roundels on fuselage sides
and below wings. Red/white/blue rudder; Night
spinner. Blue/red roundels above wings
Bloch MB.151, No.98/6, GC II/10, Arme de LAir, Rouen-Boos, early March
1940. Vert Fonc/Terre Fonc/Gris Bleu Fonc upper surfaces and Gris Bleu
Clair undersides; white 6 on fin. Code Y5 below starboard and 85 below
port wings in black; unit badge on fuselage sides
Above Right: Dewoitine D.520, No.266/6, flown by Sub Lt Ren Pomier
Leyrargues of GC II/7, June 1940. Vert Fonc/Terre Fonc/Gris Bleu
Fonc upper surfaces with Gris Bleu Clair undersides; white 6 on fin
and unit badge on fuselage sides (outlined in white). This pilot shot
down Werner Molders on 5 June 1950 but was shot down and killed
minutes later
Above: Dewoitine D.520, flown by Adj. Chef Marie Emile Leblanc,
Relizanne, June 1940. Vert Fonc/Terre Fonc/Gris Bleu Fonc upper
surfaces and Gris Bleu Clair undersides; black/white spinner. French
Blue stripe along fuselage sides; black/white spinner.
Curtiss 75A-2 Hawk, No. 217/2, flown by Edmond Marin La Mesle
of GC I/5, Arme de lAir, May 1940. Vert Fonc, Terre Fonc and Gris
Bleu Fonc upper surfaces with Gris Bleu Clair undersides; white 2
within a red disc on fin; Champagne badge on fuselage sides
Caudron CR.714 Cyclone, No.14 GC I//145 Arme de lAir, Dreux, June
1040. Vert Fonc/Terre Fonc/Gris Bleu Fonc upper surfaces and
Gris Bleu Clair undersides; white 2 on fin, all other lettering in black.
Code I- below starboard and 204 below port wings in black; partially
painted Polish marking over French roundel on fuselage sides
Morane-Saulnier MS.406C1, No.806/1, flown by Cpt Pierre Bouvarre, 6e
Escadrille, GC III/7, Vitry-le-Franois, April 1940. Vert Fonc/Terre Fonc/
Gris Bleu Fonc upper surfaces and Gris Bleu Clair undersides; black 1
over yellow disc on fin. Code L-8 below starboard and 35 below port
in white; Micahelangelos Fury on fuselage sides. Bullet holes received
during an encounter with Bf109Es on 31 March marked wih white
swastikas; 1 in white repeated above port wing
Morane-Saulnier MS.406C1, No.989, flown by Cdt Jules Morlat,
commander of GC II/3 Arme de lAir, Connantre, April 1940. Standard
camouflage colours. Red/French Blue band across fuselage sides;
code L5 below starboard and 79 below port wings in white. Unit
badge on fin
Potez 631, No.73/8, ECN 1/13 Arme de lAir, Meaux-Esbly, April
1940. Vert Fonc/Terre Fonc/Gris Bleu Fonc upper surfaces and
Gris Bleu Clair undersides. Unit badge on nose; code X-6 below
starboard and 44 below port wings in black. This was one of the
units assigned to the defence of Paris in May 1940
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Top of Page: SAAB JA 37 Viggen, 37308/48-FC, Frskscentralen (Test Centre), Malmsltt, summer 1985.
Splinter camouflage of 093M Black Green, 326M Dark Green, 322M Medium Green and 507M Tan upper
surfaces with 058M Blue Grey underside; Dayglo 48 on fin, yellow FC on nose. Unit badge on top of fin
Second from Top & Plan View: SAAB JA 37 Viggen, 37344/32-17, F.17, Ronneby, 1992. Splinter camo
scheme; dayglo triangle and 32 on fin, the latter repeated above the wing; yellow 17 on nose. Unit
crest over a white disc on top of fin
Bottom: SAAB SF37 Viggen, 37953/06-13, F.13
(Division 1), Norrkping, 1986. Splinter camo
Scheme; dayglo 06 on fin, yellow 13 on nose.
Unit badge on fin top
Below, Top to Bottom: SAAB JA 37 Viggen, 08-4, F.4, stersund-Frsn. Light Ghost Grey FS.36375 upper surfaces with
Light Grey FS.36495 undersides; Dayglo and triangle 08 on fin (08 repeated also in Dayglo above the wings), black 4 on
nose. Unit badge on top of fin
SAAB JA 37 Viggen, 37410/p10-16, F.16 (Division 3), Uppsala, 2003. Light Ghost Grey/Light Grey scheme; red vertical
tail surfaces. Division 3 badge aft of cockpit
SAAB JA 37 Viggen, 37394/47-17, F.17, Ronneby, 2002. Same scheme as above. Dayglo triangle and 47
on fin, the latter repeated above the wings. Blue/yellow leading edges to all flying surfaces. Unit badge
on fin within a white disc, Division 1 badge aft of cockpit
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Hornet PR.2 Prototype, PX216/R, Photographic Development Unit. PRU Blue overall;
No.armament in the nose, cameras installed beneath rear fuselage. Blue/red roundels on
fuselage and above wings; code in white, serials in black
Below: De Havilland Hornet F Mk 3, PX302/
EBD, No.41 Squadron RAF, 1949. Medium Sea
Grey upper surfaces; PRU Blue undersides.
Yellow spinners; standard national post-war
markings. Codes and serials are black; note
small squadron crest above fin flash
Above: De Havilland Hornet F Mk 3, PX314/EBC, No.41
Squadron RAF, 1949. Ocean Grey and Dark Green upper
surfaces with PRU Blue undersides; Blue/Red national
roundels on fuselage sides and above wings. Silver/Red
spinners; all lettering in black. Unit badge flanked by
a red bar, outlined in black, above fin flash.
Top view at far left shows the typical
camouflage pattern
De Havilland Hornet F Mk 4, WF975/N, No.45 Squadron RAF, Butterworth (Malaya), May 1945. Scheme
as above Aluminium spinner, natural metal areas around engine exhaust stacks. Eed bars with white
dumb-bells, superimposed with unit badge, flanking fuselage roundels
De Havilland Sea Hornet N F Mk 21, VW960/A-483, No.809 Naval Air Squadron FAA, HMS Eagle. Extra Dark Sea Grey
upper surfaces and spinners with Sky undersides; all lettering in black. White Ensign (waved) on fin fillet; national
markings in bright colours in six positions
De Havilland Sea Hornet NF Mk 21, VX250/Q-485, No.809 Naval Air Squadron FAA, HMS Indomitable, 1952. Extra
Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces and spinners with Sky undersides; all lettering in black. Post-war style national
markings in bright colours in six positions; unit crest on nose
De Havilland Sea Hornet F Mk 20, VR848/
HF-532, No.728 Naval Air Squadron FAA, Hal
Far (Malta), 1954. Silver overall with
black anti-dazzle panels
ahead of cockpit and on
inner top faces of engine
nacelles; yellow spinners
and flash on fin, the
latter outlined in black
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Savoia Marchetti S.79, 253-8, 253^ Squadriglia, 104 Gruppo
Autonomo Aerosiluranti, late June 1942. Verde Mimetico 3/
Marrone Mimetico mottling over Giallo Mimetico 3 upper
surfaces; Grigio Azzurro Chiaro undersides and frontal areas.
Code in black/red; type 3 markings above wings, type 2 below
wings. Note scoreboard on fin
Macchi C.202 Folgore Serie VII, M.M.9042/151-1, flown by Cap. Furio
Niclot of 151^ Squadriglia, 20 Gruppo, 51 Stormo, Gela, May 1942.
Nocciola Chiaro 4 upper surfaces with Verde Oliva Scuro 2 smoke
rings; Grigio Azzurro Chiaro 1 undersides. White spinner front and
rear fuselage band; white arrowhead aft of cockpit Codes in black/red,
outlined in white; Stormo badge on fuselage band
Reggiane Re 2001, 358-1, 358^ Sq (2 Gr, 6 St),
Caltagirone, 1942. Verde Oliva Scuro/Gricio Azzurro
Chiaro scheme with white spinner front, fuselage
band and cross on rudder; codes are in Grigio Azzurro
Chiaro and red
Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4, White 3, flown by Uffz Dr
Felix Sauer, 10 (Jabo)/ JG53, Sicily, 1942. RLM74/75/76
finish with white rear fuselage band and wingtips;
white 3 on fuselage sides. Black spinner; unit badge
on nose. Personal emblem of bomb on Malta on rear
fuselage band
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb, Z2961/K, fflown by
Sgt G.E. Horicks of No.185 Squadron, Ta Qali,
late March 1942. Dark Earth/Dark Green upper
surfaces with Sky undersides; Night spinner and
serial. Medium Sea Grey codes. Note patched
area painted in red dope on top of fin
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa, Z2827/M, Malta Night Fighter
Unit, January 1942. Dark Earth/Mid Stone/Azure Blue
finish with white spinner and Light Grey codes
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, BP964/XI, flown by
Sgt A Goldsmith (RAAF), No.261 Squadron, Ta Qali,
April 1942. Dark Earth/Mid Stone upper surfaces
overpainted with a dark blue whilst enroute to Malta
on USS Wasp (Operation Calendar) with Azure Blue
undersides; Night spinner and serial. White codes
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, BR329/GLJ, flown by Flt Lt
Johnny Plagis of No.249 Squadron, showing 11 swastika
victory markings under the windscreen on 6 June 1943. Dark
Earth/Mid Stone upper surfaces with Azure Blue undersides;
Night spinner and Yellow codes. Note name KAY in black on a
yellow background above victory markings
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, AB264/GNH, flown by Plt Off
Peter Nash, No.249 Squadron, Ta Qali, May 1942. Dark Earth/
Mid Stone upper sufaces with Azure Blue undersides; Night
spinner. Codes and serial in white
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Below: De Havilland Hornet F Mk 3, PX302/
EBD, No.41 Squadron RAF, 1949. Medium Sea
Grey upper surfaces; PRU Blue undersides.
Yellow spinners; standard national post-war
markings. Codes and serials are black; note
small squadron crest above fin flash
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North American T-6D Texan, 44-80853/123, cole de Marrakech, late
1967. Trainer Yellow FS.13507 overal. All lettering and anti-dazzle
panel in black, with 123 repeated below starboard wing, inboard of
roundel. Standard national markings; mid-blue band across engine
cowling with unit (Flight School) insignia superimposed. Bar below
code number indicated that aircraft was capable of being armed
North American T-6G Texan, 49-2982/YD, E.A.L.A.
15/72, Bou Sada, 1957. Trainer Yellow FS.13507 overall
with black anti-dazzle panel and band across cowling.
Balbuzard (Buzzard) unit badge superimposed. All
lettering in black. Mission tally in blue cannon shells, white
rockets and red bombs over a black rectangle. red spinner
and wingtips
North American T-6G2 Texan, 49-3489, E.A.L.A. 2/71,
Oujda (Morocco), 1957. Trainer Yellow FS.13507 overall
with black anti-daz- zle panel. All lettering in black. Red
bands around cowling and rear fuselage, red mainwheel
centre. This unit operated for a very short period of just
over a year, becoming E.A.L.A. 20/72 in July 1957
Below Left: North American T-6G
Texan, 51-15237/OH, E.A.L.A. 5/72,
Colomb-Bchar late 1957. Trainer
Yellow FS.13507 overall with dog-face
marking in black, red and white. All
lettering in black. Daube (Desert
Lizard) unit badge on fin
North American T-6G2 Texan, 49- 3111, E.A.L.A. 16/72,
Biskra, September 1959. Aluminium overall with black
anti-dazzle panel, wingtips and spinner, the latter
having a white spiral. All lettering in black. Yellow
spanwise panels above the wings. Serpent/Cresent
unit badge on fuselage sides
North American T-6G2 Texan, 51-14375, E.A.L.A. 6/72,
Khenchela, April 1958. Natural metal overall with black anti-
dazzle panel. All lettering in black. Yellow spanwise bands
above the wings. Red front of spinner, red wingtips and outer
wing joint fairing. Ramel (Eagle) unit badge over a red
shield below cockpit; badge of the 13 me
DBLE (Legionaire Regiment) on the fin
North American T-6G Texan, 51-14440/WI, E.A.L.A. 13/72,
Paul Cazelles, 1957. Trainer Yellow FS.13507 overall with
Sharkmouth marking in black, red and white. All lettering
in black. Red spin- ner. Cigogne dUturu (Stork of Uturu)
unit badge on fin
North American T-6G2 Texan, 51-5033, E.A.L.A. 11/72, La
Rghaa, 1957. Trainer Yellow FS.13507 overall with black
anti-dazzle panel. All letter- ing in black. Mid-blue spinner,
wingtips and part of the engine cowling on which is painted
the early version of the unit badge inspired by the cartoon
character Marsupilami riding a T-6. This marking was painted
on at least three aircraft by Pilot Sgt P. Fournier but was not
officially approved
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Short Stirling Mk I, N3638, recorded at Syndeham prior to being delivered to No.7
Squadron. Dark Earth/Dark green upper surfaces going down the fuselage sides,
with Sky undersides. Night serial. Blue/Red roundels above wings. Note black
spinners fitted
Short Stirling Mk I, N6103/OJ-E, No.149 East India Squadron, Mildenhall, 1941. Dark Earth/Dark Green upper surfaces
with Night undesides. Medium Sea Grey codes, Red serial. East India 1 on nose
Short Stirling Mk I (Srs III), N6073, MGY, No.7 Squadron, March 1942. Dark Earth/Dark Green upper surfaces
with Night undersides. Codes in Medium Sea Grey, serial in Red
Short Stirling Mk I, BF382/BUQ, No.214 Federal Malay States Squadron, Chedburgh, 1943. Dark Earth/Dark
Green upper surfaces with Night undersides. Codes and serial in Red. Blue/Red roundels above wings. Anti-
icing Lanolin paste applied to fin leading edge
Short Stirling Mk III, LJ525/EXR, No.199 Squadron, North Creake (Norfolk), late 1944-early 1945. Dark
Earth/Dark Green upper surfaces with Night undersides. Red codes and serial. Blue/Red roundels above
wings. Mandrel electronic jamming equipment fitted for radio countermeasures. Jolly Roger art carried on
the nose
Short Stirling Mk IV, QS-E, No.620 Squadron, June 1944. Dark Earth and Dark Green
upper surfaces with Night undersides. with black/white bands around rear fuselage;
codes are in Dull Red, serial overpainted
Short Stirling Mk V, PK124/JQ-Q, No.51 Squadron, Stradishall, 1945. Extra Sark Sea Grey/Dark
Slate Grey upper surfaces with Azure Blue undersides. Codes and serial in black. Blue/White/Red
Roundels above wings
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SPECIFICATIONS
Special Hobby 1:72 B-18 Bolo Pre-war Service
Kit No.: SH72095
Materials: IM
Availability: Hannants (UK Importer) and Special
Hobby stockists worldwide
Price Guide: 29.99
BEFORE STARTING:
Thin Cyanoacrylate
Tamiya Extra-Thin cement
Tamiya Masking Tape
Tweezers
5andpaper B |es
Tamiya side cutter
Cutting mat
AIRBRUSHES USED:
Tamiya Spray Work HG Airbrush II
Available in UK via The Hobby Company Ltd,
visit www.thehobbyco.net
PAINTS USED:
Alclad II lacquer:
ALC102 Duralumin
ALC116 Semi-matte Aluminium
Model Master Metalizer lacquer:
1402 Stainless Steel
Humbrol enamel:
Hu 11 Silver metallic
Hu 56 Aluminium metallic
Hu 93 Desert Yellow
Hu 100 Red brown
Hu 165 Medium Sea Grey
Revell enamel:
32109 Anthracite
32310 Lufthansa yellow
White Ensign Colourcoat enamel:
US 30 Bronze green
DIMENSIONS 1:1
Span - 89ft 6in (27.28m)
Length - 57ft 10in (17.63m)
Height - (4.62m)
DIMENSIONS: 1:72
Span - 378.9mm
Length - 244.9mm
Height - 64.2mm
REFERENCE
Douglas B-18 Bolo - The Ultimate Look: From
Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter by W. Wolf
(5chlner Pub|lshlng Ltd dOO7
ISBN: 1-7643-2581-6)
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
KIT BUILD
Built & Written by Patrick Branly from France
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The Douglas B-18 was a pre-war bomber based on the
DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 airliner series, however because of
the frantic pace in development during the late 1930s
the type never achieved the fame of its airliner cousins.
Famous or not though, we are now lucky enough to get
one as an injected kit from Special Hobby.
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f I had not been to the Air Force
Museum at Dayton, Ohio, some years
ago I would certainly not have heard
about this bomber. So when I did learn
that MPM Productions in their Special
Hobby range were preparing a 1:72 kit
of it I was very pleased. The first version
produced by Special Hobby is the B-18
operating within some Bombardment and
Reconnaissance squadrons of the U.S.
Army Air Corps in the pre-war period,
wearing an overall natural metal scheme.
I started this build by assembling the
wings because I felt there would be some
difficulties here. As this kit has been
designed around different versions of the
Bolo the upper engine cowling is made
as a separate piece. Depending of the
chosen aircraft you have to select one of
the different upper cowlings. In this case
it was the one with the engine manifold
running along the centre. The joint with the
upper wing is less than perfect so I had
to fill the gap with cyanoacrylate glue and
sand it back. Actually I repeated this three
times to get the perfect joint as this was
very important due to the natural metal
finish that I was going to apply. I was not
satisfied with the shape of the landing lights
so I made mine from a block of Plexiglass.
From pictures I took in the USAF Museum I
could see there were two lights on the port
wing and only one on the starboard, so I
made small holes at the back of the block
that I then filled with Humbrol Silver paint
with a touch of red for the small one on the
port side. I then painted the whole block in
matt black before cementing it in position
with cyanoacrylate. After 24 hours drying
I reshaped the leading edge starting with
some coarse sandpaper glued on to a piece
of plastic. After finer and finer sandpaper,
followed by Tamiya polishing compound I
got something that looked more convincing.
Having spent a good few hours with the
wings I then shifted my attention to the
cockpit. I started with the photo-etched
straps on the seats and various details
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around the pilots. I added some styrene
blocks to the navigator's desk, modified the
control wheels according to some pictures
I found on the Internet and finally I glued
the transparent instrument film onto a white
background to highlight them before adding
the photo-etched facia on top. The metal
rudder pedals seem too wide but they wont
be seen once the model is built, anyway.
Before painting the interior I glued the
transparencies in place and I have to say
that they are not perfectly shaped for the
openings so I had to adjust them. I glued
them with a lot of cyanoacrylate cement
so that once dry I could sand everything
smooth as I had done with the leading edge
lights. I discovered that the cockpit interior
was covered with a sound proofing material
and all the seams were waterproofed, so
this means that the interior colours are not
as they are stated in the instruction sheet.
The cockpit walls should be a medium grey
colour whilst the floor is Bronze Green.
For these colours I chose Humbrol 165
(Medium Sea Grey) and White Ensign
US 30 (Bronze Green). Elsewhere in the
fuselage the colour was mainly natural
metal so I painted these areas with Alclad
II Duralumin. As I did not intend to open the
rear fuselage door I left that area empty,
although details for it are included in the
kit. It was now time to choose between
the different positions for the rear turret.
As I was going to put mine in the stowed
position I cut off the small lugs inside the
fuselage that were supposed to keep the
turret up. Next I closed the fuselage halves
with cyanoacrylate and left the whole thing
overnight to fully cure.
My next task was the engines and they are
nicely moulded but I added an ignition wire to
the front of each cylinder. After painting them
they were convincing enough for this scale so
they were put aside until the end of the build.
After a long period of sanding the fuselage
joints I glued the wings in place with extra-
thin cement, which I nd ies a stron bond.
n little aps were once aain lled with
cyanoacrylate to give a strong bond, because
The blocks of Plexiglass are glued into the leading edge of the
wing. The black paint is there to create the background for
the lights
Now the landing lights take shape but you still have to achieve a
high gloss nish with different (ner and ner) grades of sandpaper.
The nal stage was to use Tamiya polishing compound
Here is my own tool made of a very coarse piece of sandpaper
glued to a length of plastic
I was not satised with the joint around the upper cowlings so I
lled and sanded back once again. This stage is very important
when you are going to apply a natural metal nish
Here are the seats with their photo-etched seat belts added The throttle box is made from
small metal parts, but thankfully
I work with a (large) magnier!
First I glued together the upper and lower wings. The upper
cowling is a separate piece to cope with the different versions
of the Bolo. As you can see there is still a small gap between
this and the upper wing. Thats the reason why I lled this with
cyanoacrylate
Here you see the cowling upper part glued into the upper wing.
I prefer using cyanoacrylate instead of putty because it is easier
to rescribe any panel lines removed by sanding as it is much
harder than putty once dry
These pieces of Plexiglass were easy to use as a landing light.
First I drilled small holes in the rear; the port one has two lights.
Later I painted these holes with silver and metallic red
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When I saw a photo of the
B-18's cockpit I decided to
modify the control wheels
with a length of styrene to
give them the right shape
The joint with the upper wing is less than perfect so I had to ll the
gap with cyanoacrylate glue and sand it back
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Here is the background of the instrument panel.
I painted a plastic back piece white and then
glued the transparent instruments over it. Next
I added the metal front part aligning the holes
with the instruments underneath
I added some plastic pieces to the navigators
desk although in the end everything is hidden
once the fuselage halves are joined
To ll the little gaps around the transparencies
I decide to apply some cyanoacrylate cement
and then sand it back later. It was time
consuming but the result was better then just
leaving the kit parts as supplied
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with a shortrun kit like this I had to ll each
oint a couple of times. To check the results
of the sandin sessions I used two coats of
paint, rst brushin on a thick matt paint to
act as a er ne putt and next I airbrushed
on ne laers of lclad II uralumin to
hihliht an remainin scratches.
Paint
hen I was satised with the surface nish
I started the paint ob. s usual I painted
the smaller areas, as the are much easier
to mask off later. ll moin parts such as
the eleators and the ailerons were fabric
coered, so I painted them in lclad II satin
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
KIT BUILD
Plane Facts
On 14th uust 1934 the US rm ir Corps USC Materiel
iision at riht ield issued Circular 352 for a new bomber.
ith a crew of 4 to the new bomber should carr a ton of bombs
oer a distance of 2,200 miles 3,541km with a maximum speed
of 250mph 402km/h. oulas proposed the 1, which was
inuenced b their C1/C2/C3 airliner series. This new
bomber was to replace the Martin 10, but unlike the airliners
the new 1 had a midwin to leae room for a bomb ba. The
tpe had a bomb load of 4,000lb 1,1k with a maximum rane
of 1,000 miles 1,931km. The defensie armament consisted
of three 0.30in uns, one in a nose turret, one in a dorsal turret
and the last one in the entral hatch. The rst production ersion
was the 1 powered b the riht 12045 and 131 were
built some state 133. ext came the 1, which featured a
redesined and loner nose, improed bombaimers position
poweroperated dorsal turret. 217 of the 1 were built, of which
the rst 44 were oriinall ordered as 1s and 20 were used
b C and desined ib Mk I. 1s were 122 conerted
1s undertaken in 1939/40 with maritime radio euipment
and, in some cases, a tail cone extension housin submarine
detection euipment that allowed this ersion to undertake anti
submarine patrols until the end of 1943 alon the US, Caribbean
and anama shores. lthouh accepted as a bomber it should
be noted that the 1 was neer used as a bomber operationall
durin II, althouh it was to see serice not ust in the US and
Canada but also with the railian ir orce.
The cockpit interior painted. This dark bluish/
green is the White Ensign Bronze Green colour
Once the fuselage was painted, mainly in
Duralumin with medium grey sidewalls, I
put this and the rear oor into place and the
fuselage was now ready to be assembled
The kit engines are nice, but I added some
lengths of tin wire to reproduce the ignition wire
for each cylinder
Once painted and with a dark wash applied
to add shadow, the end result is sufcient for
the scale
I discovered that the
cockpit interior was
covered with a sound
proong material and
all the seams were
waterproofed, so this
means that the interior
colours are not as
they are stated in the
instruction sheet
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Aluminium. Next I painted the whole rudder
in Xtracolor X141 Gloss White FS 17875.
Over this when dry I masked and painted
on the red stripes of the American rudder
a usin umbrol 19. fter maskin
this I painted the remainin areas with
Insinia lue usin 122 S15044. The
last colour for the rudder was the satin
aluminium leadin ede and I was then
ready to apply the overall natural metal
nish to the aircraft. irst I airbrushed
some liht coats of lclad II uralumin, the
main adantae of this paint bein that it is
eas to put on numerous laers because
the are so ne that the do not build up
or create rides. To make differences
between panels I put some low tack notes
on the edes then applied a lihter shade
and because the paint dries uickl it was
easy and fast to paint the whole aircraft.
The second colour used was ModelMaster
1402 Stainless Steel, then once eerthin
was dr I prepared the black areas around
the leadin edes, on the inner part of
the enine cowlins and in front of the
windscreen. ctuall I used 505 Tre
lack, which is lihter than pure black and
better for this scale. Once I remoed all the
masks I was read to tackle addin all the
small components to m olo.
Final Details
The main landin ear is nicel detailed
but I added brake lines from lenths of
tin wire. I put some ne adhesie tapes
to link these lines to the undercarriae
les themseles een thouh these
were actuall lued in place. erthin
was then airbrushed in ModelMaster
1402 Stainless Steel and I then applied
a dark wash. The wheels were painted
separately and then added to the u/c
les. I chose to represent the aircraft as
seen in the late thirties so I did not install
an machine uns. I masked all the un
turret transparencies and painted them
with lclad II uralumin which was a time
consumin operation because I had to
cut the Tamia maskin tape for eer
To obtain a satisfactory joint between the fuselage and
the wings I lled and sanded numerous times
A light coat of an old matt paint is a good way to check the
joints and in the end it can act as very ne putty/primer
The red (Humbrol 19) was airbrushed
onto the white rudder to get a brighter
colour. The white stripes had rst been
covered with Tamiya masking tape
The red and white stripes were
protected with tape before airbrushing
on the blue vertical element
The blue (Xtracolor X122 FS15044)
applied and dry with the rudder ready for
the next stage
Stage-by-Stage -
PAINT & MARKINGS
To give some colour variations to the panels on the n I used pieces of low tack notes to act as masks
I used the same system of masking panels on the wings and fuselage
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individual panel with a sharp blade. To get the
proper height of the rear gun turret I glued
some pieces of plastic at the base so that it
la on the rear oor in the fuselae. inall I
applied the decals, which are very thin and
conform well to the panel lines. Obviously
with the thin metallic paint it is a lot easier to
avoid silvering behind the transparent areas
between the black letters etc. I did not apply
any clear coat over the model as I felt it would
tarnish the metallic effect and I also believe
that there must be a difference in sheen
between the natural metal of the skin and the
painted markings.
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
KIT BUILD
FINAL VERDICT
This kit from Special Hobby is not suitable for the complete novice or inexperienced modeller, as its quality lays somewhere between short-
run and mainstream production. or the rest of us, thouh, there are few chances of buildin the tpe in 1:72 usin a mainstream inected
kit, so it has to be recommended. Other ersions hae now been produced since I started this build, includin the 1 and the ib Mk I,
which are ideal for those of ou that prefer aircraft in camouae.
Was it worth the effort?
It denitel was
The leading edges of the
wings, tail and n are seen
here masked in readiness
for them to be painted black
(actually Tyre Black)
All the decals in place, they were
easy to apply and no silvering is
visible under the letters
The landing gear is well detailed so all I added were the brake lines
along each leg
The undercarriage and tyre once painted and weathered The turrets are covered with tiny pieces of Tamiya masking
tape before being painted Duralumin
Stage-by-Stage - FINAL DETAILS
To get the proper height of the rear gun turret I glued some pieces of plastic at the base so that it lay
on the rear oor in the fuselage
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CONTRIBUTORS TOP
A few months back I asked a number of our regular contributors to put together a
Top 10 of kits, the only criteria being that it contained only those kits that were
new since our launch back in 2005.
So, what did they vote for using a system that allocated 10 points for rst down
to 1 point for 10th, this would give a nal Top Ten for 200 to 2013 as follows
10
10
Revell 1:32 BAe Hawk T Mk 1 and 1A
The Revell 1:32 Hawk series was launched back in late 2010
and it sums up what is good about Revell products in that it offers
the basic essential components to make the type, with potential
to add as much detail, either from scratch or via the aftermarket,
that you like. The model was well moulded and nicely engineered
and went together without too many problems, and Alan Bottoms
stated in his review in Issue 76 that it was a great kit from the
box, which at less than twenty pounds is a bargain these days,
his only real problem was just how many could he justify building,
they were that appealing!
Hasegawa 1:32 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Steve Evans built this one for us back in Issue 25,
August 2007 and although the whole series of 1:32
P-47Ds from Hasegawa are now pretty pricey here in the
UK (in 2007 they were 29.99, today they are 50+) Steve likes
the kit for the quality of moulding and simplicity of assembly. The
kit is not lled with the tpe of sublime detail which some ma call
gimmicks that you see from other manufacturers, you get nice
clean mouldins, ood detail and almost but not perfect t. In
summing up Steve said that Do you like the Thunderbolt? If you
do youll love this kit. Its easy to build, with good levels of details
and its as accurate in size and shape as Id ever want
9
8 7
Zoukei-Mura 1:32 Focke-Wulf Ta 152H
Zoukei-Mura was a new name that appeared on the market in
2010 with their Kyushu J7W1 Shinden and followed this up with
this superb 1:32 Ta 152H-1 in late 2010. Steve Evans built the
kit for us all in Issue 70, May 2011, so again lets use Steves
conclusion to tell you what this kit is all about This kit had me
stumped to begin with because after all the hype surrounding
it I was expecting some kind of ultra-high tech bit of plastic,
but in reality it looked kind of old fashioned. It may be a bit of a
throwback in the fact that it contains nothing but plastic (no etched
frets, rubber or resin) but thats actually part of its charm, because
it really is like getting back to your roots. It is well detailed, well
moulded and oes toether ne enouh if oure pain attention
to the parts alignment and it is easily the most accurate Ta 152 out
there in this scale. The only downside is the price and availability
but if you love the whole idea of a big old Monogram kit dragged
into the 21st Century to go to town on, then this is perfect.
lfK 1.Z 88Nk0f 1000
Not really a surprise that this one is here, as many of us
have waited a long time for a decent mainstream injected
1:72 Tife and irx oblied in 2013 with their little beaut.
Libor built it all for us in Issue 98 and in summing up he stated
that In m opinion irx hae denitel left the eas kit label,
bringing to the market the best mainstream kit of the late mark
Typhoon in 1:72. Their concept of combining an attractive subject
at a lower price coupled with overall good quality and level of
detail makes it really tempting
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6 5
Academy 1:72 Curtiss Helldiver
Academy have been making some nice kits for years, but back
in 2005 they started to raise the bar a bit with some new toolings
and their Helldiver was a good example. Our illustrious Editor
built the kit for us in Issue 12 (back in the days when he had
some spare time to make models!) and he stated that it was A
stunning kit, with good detail from the box, he also said Buy
one, buy a dozen, it is a lovely kit and well worth investing time
and effort in building
Eduard 1:32 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-series
Just about all the guys listed the Eduard 1:32 Bf
109Eseries in their Top Ten, so no surprise that it got
the No.5 slot. Steve Evans built it for us all in Issue 49, August
2009 and he stated that this is a great kit, even without the
magic of the etched frets, he also said that at that time its only
competition were the old Hasegawa and Matchbox kits and that
every one of the 30+ years plus years age difference shows in
every line and detail
4
Trumpeter 1:32 Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a
Trumpeter has to feature in any kit list for the last eight years, as they have progressively
upped their game. The Me 262 series kicked off in 2005 and ay built the Me 262A1a
version for us in Issue 5, December 2005. He had mixed feeling about the kit, as it had
some t issues due to the complex nature of certain aspects such as the engines, but
then again few, if any, kit manufacturers ever seem to be able to deal with Me 262s engine
nacelles! In summing up he stated that I like the look of the Me 262 and Trumpeter have
denitely captured it very well, and have also thankfully given the modeller the tools and
the means to open the model up and show some details without the need to resort to an
inordinate amount of scratchbuilding
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3
Wingnut Wings 1:32 Airco D.H.2
A lot of our contributors liked the whole Wingnut Wings series, and it is true that they have become somewhat of an icon to todays
modellers, with a lot of people who would not otherwise touch a kit of an aircraft with two wings building them with relish. Scooping 19 points
overall and gaining 3rd position though was the D.H.2, which Andy Ieronymides built for us back in the August 2013 edition (Vol.9 Iss.97),
and his summing up is probably the best way to convey how good this, and all other Wingnut Wings kits are, Although rst impressions
would suggest a complex build, in reality the precision of the engineering ensures a straightforward path and, although the rigging might
seem daunting, this can also be safely negotiated with a little patience. This is another top kit from Wingnut Wings academy of excellence
and it is recommended on every level Need we say more!
2
Tamiya 1:32 North American
P-51 Mustang series
Scooping a massive 33 points from the contributors,
there is no denying that the Tamiya P-51 Mustang
series is a lesson in model engineering excellence.
Steve Evans built if for us back in the October 2011
edition (Vol 7 Iss.75) and found it to be a real joy to
build, although not one that would literally fall together.
His opening statement set the scene for what was to
follow when he said Tamiya have, just recently, taken
the big scale kit market by the scruff of the neck and
given it a damn good shaking. The punishment for all
the other kit manufacturers continues as they release
another masterpiece and his conclusion left you with
no doubt what he thought of the kit Tamiyas best
yet! No question, its even better than their amazing
Spitre and its lost the toylike quality of the original
Zero releases. The markings are good and the level
of detail, especially on the exterior, is nothing short
of astonishing. O, so theres plenty of scope for
adding masses of your own tubes, pipes, wires and
who knows what else to something in this scale but
out of the box it couldnt get any better. It may be a
little daunting to someone without much modelling
experience, purely because of the number of parts
but follow the excellent instructions and you wont go
wrong. or more experienced hands its a pleasure
from start to nish. Price will be an issue, of course,
but I can honestly say that if you only ever want one
P-51 Mustang in your collection, then this one is it!
As if you needed more encouragement, ADH went
even further and offered a full blow-by-blow build
guide to the kit in their excellent How to build...
series. Visit the ADH Books website, www.adhbooks.
com to order your copy today, you dont want to make
your kit without it!
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Netting the biggest haul of the points from our contributors, with a whopping 42 points, the Tamiya Spitre series was the
outright winner. ust like their P51 series, the Spitres are superb examples of Tamiyas engineering art and although we
have never built the type within the pages of Model Airplane International, that was because ADH produced a complete book
on the type in their excellent How to build... series. Tamiya rst produced the Mk Ic (60319) in 2009, then offered the Mk
VIII (60320) in mid2010 and nally (to date), as a revision to the basic Mk I, the Mk VIe (60321) in early 2011. All of these
kits raised the bar as far as modellers expectations were concerned for 1:32 aircraft kits, and certainly did raise even Tamiyas efforts in
comparison with their earlier Zero series.
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NEW RELEASES / KITS
Spitre Mk IX Royal Class
Scale 1:48 / Eduard, Czech Republic / Materials: IM, R, PE / Kit No.: R0008 /
Availability: Creative Models Ltd, Hannants and LSA Models (UK Distributors) and
Eduard stockists worldwide / Price Guide: 69.99
O
K, we all know how well the new Eduard Spitfire builds, as Dani showed
you all in Issues 97 and 98, well now Eduard have packed up no fewer
than two complete kits and combined them with resin and etched parts
along with a very special item to offer it in the very exclusive Royal Class
version. Inside the box you will find nine grey-coloured sprues and two
clear; the wing sprues are offered in three different styles, so you can make each Spit-
fire with s different configuration but not both the same. The resin (Brassin) parts in-
clude four- and five-spoke wheels, two resin slipper tanks and two sets of the Mk XXX
conversion, namely beer barrels under the wings. This last item ties in nicely with the
very special item in the kit, which is a glass beer/lager glass in Bohemian glass (what
else would you expect from a Czech company!). The set is completed with four frets of
photo-etched, one of which is pre-painted. You will also find die-cut self-adhesive masks
for the canopy and wheels, a beer mat and the beer mat game, but for more on that
visit the Eduard website!
The kit comes with fourteen decal options: Mk Ic, M35, TS, own b Sn dr ..
Storrar, o.5 Sn, insnorth, September 1943 Mk Ic, 39, , own b Off I. eltie, o.402 Sn, enle, March
1943 Mk Ic, 52, S, own b Cdr . absewic, ortholt in, summer 1943 Mk Ic, M779, U, o.453 Sn, ord, une 1944
Mk Ic, , own b Ma . ared, 309th S, 31st , Castel olturno, Ital, late 1943/earl 1944 Mk Ic, M73, S, own b rince . alitine,
o.72 Sn, amatuelle aireld, rance, autumn 1944 Mk Ic, M2, , own b Cdr le o du iier, o.324 ihter in, Ital, Ma 1944 Mk
Ie, 432, OU, own b Off M.. Collet, o.45 Sn, Maldeem aireld, elium, 1944 Mk Ie, 11, , own b Cdr .. er, o.132 in,
Twenthe ireld, olland, winter 194445 Mk Ie, T7, 2, own b M ccart, o.345 Sn, eanland aireld, September 1944 Mk Ie, own b
Ma. .. Matseich, 2th I, eninrad area, Ma 1945 Mk Ie, S32, 101st Taeset, Israeli ir orce, late 1949 Mk Ie, M97, M, o.132 Sn,
1944 Mk Ie, M329, , own b Cdr .. ohnson, o.144 in, une 1944 the last two options hae the Mk modication tted. The decal sheet is
gorgeous, being printed by Cartograf and all the colours are vibrant and there are even instrument panel decals should you not want to use the pre-painted etched.
There are also two separate sheets of airframe stencils.
Dimensions
Span - 36ft 10in (11.23m)
Length - 31ft 3.5in (9.54m)
Height - 11ft 5in (3.48m)
References
Spitre LF Mk IX In Detail by F. Koran, V. Danda, J. Martnek & M. Khol, Special Museum Line No.26 (WWP [Wings & Wheels Publications] 2002 ISBN: 80-86416-25-9)
Verdict: wew, this is a reaIIy superb kit and aItheugh mere than deubIe the cest ef twe standard FreFack kits, there is a L0 mere in the bex, se
everaII we think it is weII werth investing in. ighIy recemmended te aII 8pitre fans, and eur thanks te duard M.A. fer the review sampIe.
Dimensions - 1:48
Span - 233.9mm
Length - 198.8mm
Height - 72.5mm
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Jugs over Germany
Scale 1:48 / Eduard, Czech Republic / Materials: IM, R, PE / Kit No.: 1179 /
Availability: Creative Models Ltd, Hannants and LSA Models (UK Distributors)
and Eduard stockists worldwide / Price Guide: 41.75
T
his is another of Eduards excellent limited-edition specials, which combines the sound
Academy P-47D-25 kit parts with new resin and photo-etched detail components and
decals to show those P-47s operating over Europe in WWII. In the box therefore you get
all the Academy parts, comprising 126 grey-coloured and eight clear plastic compo-
nents, although a great many of these parts are not used in this version because they
are replaced with resin and/or photo-etched. On top of this you get a completely new cockpit
interior, a new set of wheels and a new propeller unit in resin plus all the various interior bits,
including pre-painted parts, for the interior. The kit retains the bombs, drop tanks (four versions)
and HVARs, although the latter are not used here, but of course if you want you can update these
with the new resin examples in the Brassin range: HVAR (#648 061), 250lb GP bombs (#648
086), 500lb GP bombs (#648 081) and M2 Browning machine-guns in either two (#648 077) or six
(#648 075) gun packs. Dont forget also that Eduard do an upgrade set of exterior photo-etched
parts for the Academy, and thus this kit, which is now available separately (#48-784).
The kit comes with e er colourful decal options: S/o.422473, oroth , own b t T.
mbrose, 410th S, 373rd , ento aireld, The etherlands, March 1945 S/o.4222, oie eth
II, own b Capt .. Christensen, 2nd S, 5th , oxted, summer 1944 S/o.42232, Ole Cock
III own b Ma . Smith, 1st S, 5th , oxted, earl 1945 S/o.422445, Chow ound, own b
Capt . lackburn, 509th S, 405th , Saintiier, rance, 1944 S/o.42270, il Tuff own b t
. Cox, 512nd S, 40th , sch aireld, elium, ebpril 1945. The decals are superb, bein of the
hihest ualit and produced b Cartoraf the also include a full set of airframe stencils.
Dimensions 1:1
Span - 40ft 9 1/4in (12.43m)
Length - 36ft 1.65in (11.02m)
Height - 14ft 2in (4.32m)
Reference
P-47 Thunderbolt, Walk Around No.11 by Lou Drendel (Squadron/Signal Publications 1997 ISBN: 0-89747-375-2)
Verdict: The base Academy kit was basic but good, so the addition of all the resin and etched
takes this ene te a new IeveI. he decaIs effer seme superb schemes, se it is geing te be difcuIt
choosing. Highly recommended to all WWII USAAF modellers, and our thanks to Eduard M.A. for the
review sample.
Striking Eagles
Scale 1:48 / Eduard, Czech Republic / Materials: IM, R, PE / Kit No.: 1177 /
Availability: Creative Models Ltd, Hannants and LSA Models (UK Distributors)
and duard stockists worldwide / rice uide: 1.30
H
ere you have a very limited-edition upgrade to the Academy F-15E kit via the
addition of the following: - Brassin exhaust nozzles, wheels (2 types) and
eection seats, plus a mass of photoetched, includin prepainted, paintin
masks for wheels and canopy and decals from Cartograf. The basic kit
comprises 282 parts moulded in a very dark grey-coloured plastic along with
four in clear plastic, albeit that a number of these parts are then replaced with the supplied
resin and etched upgrades. Unlike some others in this series, the upgrade parts are not
massive, probably because some much of it was already out there in etched from Eduard
anwa none of the etched fret in this kit hae preiousl been released thouh, the are
all new to suit and enhance the enclosed resin and/or update the airframe. If you want
to go still further, the sets already released by Eduard for the base Academy kit are as
follows: eection seat 49410, weapons 454, interior prepainted 49409 and
exterior 453 or 452.
The kit comes with e decal options: S/o.9047, 4335th S, 4th , aram
, fhanistan, anuar 2012 S/o.70173, 391st S, 3th , Mountain ome
, 2002 S/o.90472, 335th S, Semour ohnson , 2002 S/o.00133, 10th
Tayeset, Tel Nov airbase, IDF, Israel. The decals are by Cartograf and are superb but
the real mind-blowing element is the stencil sheet, which is bigger than the main marking
sheet and which has 2 pages of instructions for either USAF or IDF machines!
Dimensions 1:1
Span - 42ft 9 3/4in (13.05m)
Length - 63ft 9in (19.43m)
Height - 18ft 5 1/2in (5.63m)
Reference
F-15 Eagle by L. Drendel, Walk Around No.28 (Squadron/Signal Publications 2002)
Verdict: This is a nice update that can be taken even further with all the other
available etched sets if you so choose. We suspect building this properly would take
months, so the asking price is not that high when you consider how long it will take
to build and the fact that this is limited production; once its gone, its gone. Highly
recommended to all modern USAAF modellers, and our thanks to Eduard M.A. for the
review sample.
Dimensions 1:48
Span - 271.9mm
Length - 404.8mm
Height - 117.3mm
Dimensions 1:48
Span - 258.9mm
Length -229.6mm
Height - 90mm
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NEW RELEASES / KITS
Lockheed SR-71
History
Scale 1:72 / Academy, Korea / Materials:
IM / Kit No.: 12509 / Availability:
Pocketbond Ltd (UK Importers) and
Academy stockists worldwide /
Price Guide: 18.99
eissue
3 black and three clear plastic components
Twele decal options: 17974, et.1, 9th S, adena ,
apan, 19 1797, et.1, 9th S, adena , apan, late
1970s 1797, ed abbit, et.1, 9th S, adena , apan
107955, ir orce oistics Command, 195 to 195 1797,
et.4, 9th S, Mildenhall, 1977 1797, et.1, 9th S,
Osan , orea, ecember 19 unscheduled landin 1792,
9th S, eale , mid 190s 1792, et.1, 9th S, last
S71 to leae adena in 1990 17971, 9th S, eale , one
of the three a/c returned durin in 1995 1797, 9th S, after
reactiation in 1995 17072 own to the Smithsonian Collection and
settin a record for manned iht in the process also has codes for
171 to 4 with temporar markins seen with 9th S at adena
in the 190s.
Verdict: It is good to have this kit back again
because although simple it is a sound basis for
the type in this scale and it is even more appealing
now thanks to the superb decal sheet, which even
includes decals for each instrument panel. Highly
recommended to all USAF fans, and our thanks to
Pocketbond Ltd for the review sample.
Reference
SR-71 Blackbird by J. Goodall, Walk Around No.32
(Squadron/Signal Publications 2004)
Republic P-47M
Thunderbolt
Scale 1:72 / eell, erman / Materials:
IM / it o.: 0394 / ailabilit: eell
U ranch U istribution and eell
stockists worldwide / rice uide: .50
eissue of kit rst released in 1999
4 liht recoloured and three clear plastic
components
Two decal options: 442110, eastatin
ebs, 3rd S, 5th , th , oxted, Ma
1945 4421233, M, 2nd S, 5th , th
, oxted, earl 1945. The decal sheet is well
printed althouh the carrier lm is uite thick and
it includes a ood set of airframe stencils.
Verdict: This always was a good kit so it is
good to have it back once again. Fourteen
years already though, I must be getting on as
I recaII this rst time reund at 2.95I ighIy
recommended to all USAAF fans and our
thanks to Revell [UK Branch] for the
review sample.
Reference
P-47 Thunderbolt, Walk Around No.11 by Lou Drendel
(Squadron/Signal Publications 1997
ISBN: 0-89747-375-2)
Messerschmitt
Bf 110G-2
Scale 1:72 / duard, Cech epublic /
Materials: IM / it o.: 7421 / ailabilit:
Creatie Models td, annants S
Models U istributors and duard
stockists worldwide / Price Guide: 10.99
eissue in simplied eekend dition series
130 recoloured and 10 clear plastic
components
One decal option: 2M, 5./1, ells,
ustria, winter 194344
Verdict: A quick and easy way to add the
6-2 versien te yeur 1.72 ceIIectien, the
basic kit is sound and without the photo-
etched it should be within the capabilities
of all, its also a complete bargain at this
price fer a 100+ part kitI 0ur thanks te
Eduard for the review sample.
Reference
Messerschmitt Bf 110G, Walk Around No.24 by
R. Makay (Squadron/Signal Publications 2000 ISBN:
0-89747-420-1)
Junkers Ju 88A-4
with bombs
Scale 1:32 / eell, erman / Materials:
IM / it o.: 039 / ailabilit: eell
U ranch U istribution and eell
stockists worldwide / rice uide: 39.99
eised toolin based on the 1 ersion
released in 2008
23 liht recoloured and 21 clear plastic
components
Two decal options: 3M, 4./54, Catania,
Sicil, pril 1943 S4M, 3./.l.r.50,
eeuwarden, The etherlands, pril 1942.The
decal sheet is well printed althouh the carrier lm
is uite thick and ou et no swastikas, but it does
include an extensie selection of airframe stencils,
the loop metal element and the die anle
lines painted on the canop side window.
Verdict: An excellent kit, the A-4 version will
prove very popular just as long as people
have space fer twe 1.32 88s in their dispIay
cases. Excellent value for money and highly
recemmended te aII Luftwaffe fans. 0ur thanks
to Revell [UK Branch] for the review sample.
Reference
Junkers Ju 88, Aero Detail No.20 (Dia Nippon Kaiga
Co 1998 ISBN: 4-499-22679-1)
Messerschmitt
Bf 109E-4
Scale 1:4 / duard, Cech epublic /
Materials: IM / it o.: 7421 / ailabilit:
Creatie Models td, annants S Models
U istributors and duard stockists
worldwide / rice uide: 13.99
eissue in simplied eekend dition series
127 recoloured and e clear plastic components
One decal option: /r.519, own b Obstlt
dolf alland, eschwaderkommodore 2,
udembert, rance, ecember 1940.
Verdict: FrebabIy the best way te add a neat 1.48
8f 109-4 te yeur ceIIectien as it is certainIy mere
accurate than the Hasegawa one and a lot more
detaiIed than the Airx ene, pIus it is anether
cempIete bargain as 14 fer a 100+ part kit is
great. 0ur thanks te duard fer the review sampIe.
Reference
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Early Series (V1 to E-9 including the
T-series), Airframe & Miniature No.5 by Richard A. Franks (Valiant
Wings Publishing Ltd 2013 ISBN: 978-0-9567198-7-4)
Hawker Sea Hurricane
Mk IIc
Scale 1:72 / eell, erman / Materials: IM /
it o.: 0395 / ailabilit: eell U ranch
U istribution and eell stockists worldwide
/ rice uide: .50
eissue of kit rst released in 2000
52 liht recoloured and four clear plastic
components
Two decal options: 721, O, o.77 S,
S St. Merrn, oember 1943 99, , O.24
S, MS Striker, earl 1944. The decal sheet is well
printed althouh the carrier lm is uite thick and it
includes a ood set of airframe stencils and a decal for
the instrument panel.
Verdict: This always was a sound kit, with better
detaiI than beth new Airx and asegawa Mk IIcs
and a lot cheaper than the latter. Revell have not
bethered te remeve the Abeukir desert Iters frem
the sprues this time, which is a little extra added
value. Highly recommended to all RAF/FAA fans and
our thanks to Revell [UK Branch] for the
review sample.
Reference
Hurricane, Walk Around No.15 by R. Mackay (Squadron/Signal
Publications 1998 0-89747-388-4)
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AEROBONUS, CZECH REPUBLIC
[www.aires.cz] / Available in the UK from: Hannants
1:48 480 054
Flightline Trafc Cones (x6)
Designed for: N/A
Material: R, Dec
Price Guide: 6.55
1:48 480 055
Wing Pylons for F-4B/N/J/S [US Navy Version] (x2)
Designed for: Various
Material: R
Price Guide: 5.50 3.10
1:48 480 056
US Navy Triple Ejector Rack TER-7 [A/A37B-5] (x2)
Designed for: Various
Material: R
Price Guide: 6.55
1:48 480 057
US Navy Multiple Ejector Rack MER-7 [A/A37B-6] (x2)
Designed for: Various
Material: R
Price Guide: 6.55
1:48 480 058
FAB-100 Soviet WWII Bombs (x2)
Note: Suitable for Su-2, Pe-2, Tu-2, Il-2, Yak-9B etc.
Designed for: Various
Material: R
Price Guide: 5.50
1:48 480 059
Mk 46 US Navy Torpedo (x2)
Note: Suitable for S-3 Viking, SH-3 Sea King, Lynx etc.
Designed for: Various
Material: R
Price Guide: 7.85
1:48 480 060
LAU-3 US Navy Rocket Container (x2)
Note: Suitable for A-1, A-7, A-4 etc.
Designed for: Various
Material: R, Dec
Price Guide: 6.55
1:32 320 027
Flightline Trafc Cones (x6)
Designed for: N/A
Material: R, Dec
Price Guide: 7.85
Verdict: It is great to have a series
offering such diverse sets, not just
to add ordnance etc. to the aircraft,
but equipment for dioramas etc.
They are all beautifully detailed
and cast, so they can be highly
recommended to all. Our thanks to
Aires for the review samples.
Available from: www.aires.cz
1:32 320 029
USAF Flightline Tool Cabinet (Roll Cab) 5-drawer
Designed for: N/A
Material: R, Dec
Price Guide: 6.55
1:32 320 036
USAF 150 Gallon Fuel Bowser
Designed for: N/A
Material: R, PE, Dec
Price Guide: 13.95
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NEW RELEASES / ACCESSORIES
AIRES, CZECH REPUBLIC
[www.aires.cz] / Available in the UK from: Hannants
1:72 7300
Sepecat Jaguar Wheels & paint masks
Designed for: Any Jaguar kit
Material: R, Ma
Price Guide: 3.30
1:48 4578
F-4B/N Auxiliary Air Intake
Designed for: Academy kit
Material: R
Price Guide: 7.60
1:48 4579
F-4B/N Wheel Bays
Designed for: Academy kit
Material: R
Price Guide: 12.99
1:48 4582
MiG-23ML Cockpit Set
Designed for: Trumpeter kit
Material: R
Price Guide: 10.25
1:48 4584
T-28 Trojan Wheel Bay
Designed for: Roden kit
Material: R
Price Guide: 12.99
1:48 4585
Me 410B-2/U4 Cockpit Set
Designed for: Meng kit
Material: R
Price Guide: 17.99
1:48 4590
Sepecat Jaguar A Electronics Bay
Designed for: Kitty Hawk kit
Material: R
Price Guide: 7.60
1:32 2184
MiG-23ML Electronics Bay
Designed for: Trumpeter kit
Material: R
Price Guide: 17.99
Verdict: As always these are superb sets, beautifully detailed and cast. The level of detail is superb yet none of those shown here are
excessively complex. They can be highly recommended to all except the complete novice, and our thanks to Aires for the review samples.
Available from: www.aires.cz
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MASTER BOX, UKRAINE
[www.bltd.info] / Available in the UK from: Creative Models Ltd
Verdict: Not really an accessory, but it goes with a built model, so we classied it as such! The box contains three gures, in poses as
depicted on the box top and you get optional heads so that you can have the pilots with forage caps or ying helmets on. The sculpting is
extremely good and as long as you are a good gure painter these are going to look superb once completed. Highly recommended to all,
and our thanks to Creative Models Ltd for the review samples.
Available from: www.creativemodels.co.uk
1:32 MB3202
Pilots of the Luftwaffe,
WWII Era
Designed for: N/A
Material: IM
Price Guide: 9.99
SCALE AIRCRAFT CONVERSIONS, USA
[www.scaleaircraftconversions.com] / Available in the UK from: LSA Models
Verdict: All of the above sets are offered as direct replacements for the kit undercarriage, but offer more detail and, where appropriate,
correcting any errors. The range is distributed in the UK by LSA Models, and our thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review samples.
Available from: www.scaleaircraftconversions.com
1:72 72067
B-57B/G Canberra Landing Gear
Designed for: Italeri kit
Material: WM
Price Guide: 9.70 ($12.95)
1:72 72068
B-47 Landing Gear
Designed for: Hasegawa kit
Material: WM
Price Guide: 12.70 ($16.95)
1:48 48236
F-104 Starghter
Landing Gear
Designed for: Revell/
Monogram kits
Material: WM
Price Guide: 11.20
($14.95)
1:48 48237
T-38A Talon Landing Gear
Designed for: Wolfpack Design kit
Material: WM
Price Guide: 11.20 ($14.95)
1:32 32074
F4U Corsair Landing Gear
Designed for: Tamiya kit
Material: WM
Price Guide: 14.20 ($18.95)
1:32 32075
Spitre Mk II/Vb/VI Landing Gear
Note: Improved oleos with new main
wheels and separate tail wheel
Designed for: Hasegawa kit
Material: WM
Price Guide: 13.50 ($17.95)
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NEW RELEASES / ACCESSORIES
EDUARD, CZECH REPUBLIC
[www.eduard.com] / Available in the UK from: Creative Models, Hannants and LSA Models
Photo-Etched 1:48 Series
48-762
Tu-2 Exterior / Xuntong / Price Guide: 14.99
48-770
Spitre PR Mk XIX Landing Flaps /
Airx / Price Guide: 10.99
48-775
Yak-3 Landing Flaps / Zvezda /
Price Guide: 12.80
48-777
Tu-2 Landing Flaps / Xuntong /
Price Guide: 18.40
48-778
Tu-2 Undercarriage / Xuntong /
Price Guide: 18.40
48-782
Me 410B-2/U4 Engine / Meng / Price Guide: 12.80
48-784
P-47D-25 Upgrade Set / Eduard/Academy / Price Guide: 16.70
49-064
F-4 Seat Belts, Grey - Fabric [PP] / Various /
Price Guide: 7.20
49-065
MiG-21 KM-1 Seat Belts - Fabric
[PP] / Various / Price Guide: 7.20
49-602
Me 410B-2/U4 Detail Sets [PP/SA] / Meng / Price Guide: 18.40
49-632
Tu-2 Interior [PP/
SA] / Xuntong /
Price Guide: 18.40
49-641
Yak-3 Detail Set
[PP/SA] / Zvezda /
Price Guide: 18.40
49-645
Vampire FB Mk 5/FB Mk
9 Detail Set [PP/SA] /
Trumpeter/ Price Guide:
16.70
49-648
Spitre PR Mk XIX Detail
Set [PP/SA] / Airx /
Price Guide: 16.70
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EDUARD, CZECH REPUBLIC
[www.eduard.com] / Available in the UK from: Creative Models, Hannants and LSA Models
Photo-Etched 1:32 Series
32-333
P-61A/B Exterior / HobbyBoss / Price Guide: 18.40
32-334
P-61A/B Undercarriage / HobbyBoss / Price Guide: 18.40
32-337
B-17G Landing Flaps / HK Model / Price Guide: 66.85
32-338
B-17G Engines / HK Model / Price Guide: 19.50
32-342
B-17G Undercarriage / HK Model / Price Guide:
14.99
32-345
A-4F Slats / Trumpeter / Price Guide: 13.99
32-346
A-4F Landing Flaps / Trumpeter / Price Guide: 13.99
32-769
P-61A/B
Interior
[PP/SA] /
HobbyBoss /
Price Guide:
19.50
32-772
Seat Belts RAF
WWII - Fabric [PP]
/ Various / Price
Guide: 8.40
32-777
Bf 109E-4 [PP] / Eduard Weekend /
Price Guide: 12.80
32-783
A-4 Escapac IA-1 Seat
Belts [PP] / Trumpeter /
Price Guide: 12.80
Verdict: Each month we see a
superb selection of new products
from Eduard, and all of those
featured here are to the very
highest standards of detail and
production those aps
are massive A-4-sized frets,
just goes to illustrate how big
that kit is! They are most highly
recommended to all but the
complete novice, and our thanks
to Eduard M.A. for the review
samples.
Available from: www.eduard.com
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NEW RELEASES / DECALS
ILIAD DESIGN, CANADA
[www.iliad-design.com] Available in the UK from: Hannants
72011 Air National Guard Mustangs
P-51D, S/No.44-72952, ARKNG, 154th FS, Arkansas National Guard, own by Maj. H.H. Kirby
(NM)
P-51D, S/No.44-73205, MONG, 110th FS, Missouri National Guard, late 1946 or early 1947
(NM)
P-51D. S/No.44-73564, SDNG, 175th FS, 132nd FG, South Dakota National Guard, summer
1947 (NM)
P-51D, S/No.45-11349, INDNG, 113th FS, Indiana National Guard, 1949 (NM)
P-51D, S/No.44-63746, NMEXNG, 188th FS, New Mexico National Guard, 1947 (NM)
Colour Guide: NM - Natural Metal
Price Guide: 9.60 ($12.00)
48026 Naval T-Birds
TV-2, BuNo.138977, attached to NAS Glenview (NM)
TV-2 drone, BuNo.131885, GMGRU-1 (Guided Missile Group 1), mid 1959 (EG/OY)
T-33B, BuNo.137952, Naval Air Training Command, NAS Glynco, circa 1974 (GG)
TV-2, BuNo.141532, MCAS El Toro, October 1961 (GW/FRO)
Colour Guide: NM - Natural Metal, EG - Engine Grey, OY - Orange Yellow, GG - Gloss Grey, GW -
Gloss White, FRO - Fluorescent Red Orange
Price Guide: 9.60 ($12.00)
Verdict: These are both excellent sheets with some great options. The
decals include national insignia for each option, along with all the
unique markings. The instructions are clear and precise with all the
co|o0rs be|og |deot|ed by Federa| Staodard o0mbers. They are h|gh|y
recommended to all, and our thanks to Iliad Designs for the review
samples.
AVIATTIC, UK
Available woldwide from: Manufacturer
32l4 Fokker 0.V|| 0 aod L L||ac
This sheet offers a full set of pre-shaped lozenge fabric decals, all with rib
tapes in place and with extra panels for the wing tips, in case you make
mistakes! This version has the lilac in the lozenge pattern
32l4 Fokker 0.V|| 0 aod L 8|0e
The same as above, but this time you have blue instead of lilac
34l5L F0|| w|dth 54|o This is the underside lozenge in the full (54in) width
panels and you get a complete A4 sheet
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EDUARD, CZECH REPUBLIC
[www.eduard.com] Available in the UK from: Creative Models,
Hannants and LSA Models
048017 Sp|tre 8AF ww|| 8o0ode|s, Late
This sheet offers Type B, C and C1 roundels in various sizes suitable for the Spitre and other RAF ghters in
the late war period. Also included are a number of Type C n ashes.
Price Guide: TBA
NEW RELEASES / DECALS
Verd|ct: Th|s |s ao exce||eot sheet that w||| have 0ses ap|eoty apart Irom the
Sp|tre. The |mages are a|| c|eao|y pr|oted, w|th perIect reg|ster aod co|o0r deos|ty.
8ecommeoded to a||, aod o0r thaoks to d0ard N.A. Ior the rev|ew samp|e.
34l50 F0|| w|dth 54|o
This is the topside lozenge in the joined and
trimmed (52.25in) width panels, again offered as a
complete A4 sheet
Verd|ct: how a|| oI the above sheets are sca|ed Ior 1:32, a|tho0gh Av|att|c w||| be prod0c|og s|m||ar sheets |o 1:24, 1:28, 1:48 aod 1:72, w|th
the chaoce oI 1:144, |o the oear I0t0re. The deca|s are traos|0ceot, so yo0 cao do pre-shad|og aod sta|o|og eIIects |I yo0 choose, p|0s the
0oder|y|og co|o0r app||ed w||| d|ctate the co|o0r oI the |ozeoge Iabr|c. Seveo years |o the mak|og, aod a L0T oI research, th|s oew raoge
Irom Av|att|c |s certa|o|y g|v|og ww| mode||ers someth|og oew that |s oI the same top g0a||ty as the k|ts we are see|og Irom w|ogo0t, so
oow yo0 are rea||y spo||t! h|gh|y recommeoded to a||, aod o0r thaoks to Av|att|c Ior the rev|ew samp|es.
34l50 F0|| w|dth 54|o
This is the topside lozenge in the full
(54in) width panels and you get a
complete A4 sheet
32l5L Jo|oed aod Tr|mmer 52.25|o
This is the underside lozenge in the joined and trimmed
(52.25in) width panels and again you get a complete A4 sheet
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RAF Trainers - Volume 2: 1945-2012
by P. Freeman T. alsh AIRle Publications
ISBN: 978-0-9569802-9-8 / Price Guide: 19.99 / 80-page, A4,
laminated card cover / English
ain reiewed olume 1 back in Issue 7, Ile continue their look at
the complex subect of CM with this second part on trainin aircraft.
It takes up where the rst olume ended and thus coers the 1945
throuh 2012 period and if ou are used to the material produced b this
team, ou will feel instantl at home with this new title. The narratie is
conned to the introduction and detailed captions for the numerous colour
proles. These proles are a combination of sinle side iews and three
or fouriew sets of specic machines. The tpes coered rane from the
sander riht throuh to the eaper U and as well as the atpical
trainer tpes, this period has a lot more frontline machines used in the
secondar trainin role.
VERDI CT: THI S I S A VERY USEFUL GUI DE TO ADD TO ANY REFERENCE LI BRARY AND
I T I S THEREFORE HI GHLY RECOMMENDED TO ALL OR FOR THOSE JUST WANTI NG TO
ADD A FEW UNUSUAL AND COLOURFUL TYPES TO THEI R COLLECTI ON.
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Heinkel HE 111 Walk Around
by R. Mackay / Squadron/Signal Publications /
ISBN: 978-0-89747-694-2 / Price Guide: 16.99 / 88-page,
A4 landscape, laminated card cover / English
The walk around series is well established b Suadron so the format
of this latest addition to the rane will come as no surprise. ith few
suriin complete e 111s in the world, this one coers the 2 in
orwa and the 20 at the of Museum in ondon althouh oer the
ears this has been listed as an 22 and 23. Coerae is extensie
and follows a loical order from front to back of the airframe, inside and
out. Inset within the colour photos are diarams showin chanes in
the conuration of the airframe that cant be shown in photos, such
as the chane in the nose prole. Sadl the author did not ain access
to the edro in Spain, as that would hae made the coerae er
comprehensie.
The imaes
are ood, albeit
taken in the
usuall awful
liht leels we
all contend with
in museums
now, but there
are a few that
look to hae
been enlarged
too much and
are rain as
a result. The
oerall depth
of coerae,
thouh, is er
ood.

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REVELL S 1 : 32 BEAUTY, THE MORE I NFORMATI ON THE BETTER.
Thanks to/U istribution: ooks
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PZL.23 Karas,
PZL.42/PZL.43, PZL.46 Sum
by T.J. Kopanski / Stratus / ISBN: 978-83-63678-09-8 /
Price Guide: 15.00 / 88-page, A4, softback with laminated
card cover / English
This is ol.17 in the olish ins
series from Stratus and it follows the
same lines with reard to contents and
desin as all the preious titles in this
series. The narratie tells the stor of
the aras alon with its deelopments
as the .42/43 and ultimatel the .4,
albeit that coerae of the latter is
er limited due to it neer
reachin series production
or serice. The title is full
of period imaes, oer 200
of them, with most neer
hain been published
before. To support this
specic aircraft hae been
selected for reproduction as
colour proles 30 of them.
The title concludes with a
er useful narratie on the
camouae and markins
applied to these tpes, with
a colour chart, althouh ou
hae to understand the limitations of colour printin make this chart
not 100 accurate due to the ains/losses of certain inks durin
printin.

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Issue 78 January 12
Fly 1:48 Roland D.VIa
Aoshima 1:48 Blue Thunder
Sword 1:72 Re.2001
Eduard 1:48 MiG-21MF
Eduard 1:32 Bf 109E-1 B AlleyCat conversion
SM.84 by Richard J. Caruana
Wingnut Wings 1:32 D.H.9A
and more...
Issue 79 February 12
Airfix 1:72 Harrier GR.7A/GR.9A
HobbyBoss 1:48 TA-7C
Oil wash Techniques Guide
Hasegawa 1:32 J2M3 Raiden
Italeri 1:48 Hurricane Mk I
A-6 Intruder & EA-6 Prowler artwork
Special Hobby 1:72 CA-12 Boomerang
and more...
Issue 80 March 12
Fading colours with oil paint
Trumpeter 1:32 P-51B Mustang
Eduard 1:72 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
Spitfire F Mk 22-24 by Richard J. Caruana
Italeri/Kinetic 1:48 F-84F
HobbyBoss 1:72 Kamov Ka-29
Trumpeter 1:32 Bf 109G-6
and more...
Issue 81 April 12
HobbyBoss 1:48 Yak-38
The Platz 1:72 Global Hawk
TechGuide#3 - soft-edged demarcation
HobbyBoss 1:48 F3H-2 Demon
Revell 1:72 Ju 88A-4
Tamiya 1:32 A6M Zero to A6M2-N Rufe
conversion
and more...
Issue 82 May 12
The basics of figure painting
Airfix 1:72 Valiant in anti-flash white
Quick update of the Hasegawa 1:48 J 35
Tornado IDS by Richard J. Caruana
The HobbyBoss 1:32 F-84E
Italeri 1:48 Kiowa
Sword 1:72 Spitfire Mk IX
and more...
Issue 83 June 12
How to paint cockpit interiors
1:48 Great Wall Hobby P-61A
Roden 1:32 Ni.24bis
Hawker Hart by Richard J. Caruana
1:72 Fly Whitley GR Mk VII
Trumpeter 1:48 Me 509
Special Hobby 1:72 Sea Balliol
and more...
Issue 84 July 12
RS Models 1:72 Ki-61-I Kai
Cyber-Hobby 1:200 YB-49
Airfix 1:48 Lynx AH.7
Tarangus 1:48 Lansen
AML and Special Hobby 1:72 Ki-43s
RAF Hunters Pt.2 by Richard J. Caruana
and more...
Issue 85 August 12
Brengun 1:72 Bachem Ba 349A Natter
Tech Guide #6 Eradicating canopy seams
Airfix 1:72 Spitfire PR.XIX
Trumpeter 1:48 Su-15 updated
Hasegawa 1:72 Su-33
F-102 Delta Dagger by Richard J. Caruana
and more...
Issue 86 September 12
Trumpeter 1:48 Spiteful F Mk 14
Eduard 1:72 Hellcat Mk II - PR Mk II conversion
Paint chipping and fabric effects
HobbyBoss1:48 F4U-4
Azur 1:72 SNCASO Vautour
Desert Bf 109s - JG27 by Richard J. Caruana
Wingnut Wings 1:32 Pfalz D.XII
and more...
Issue 87 October 12
Admiral 1:72 F6U Pirate
AZ Model 1:72 MiG-17F
Revell 1:32 Heinkel He 219
Painting radial and inline engines
HobbyBoss 1:48 F7U
Cyber-Hobby 1:72 Sea Vixen
Sword 1:72 Sea Gladiator
and more...
Issue 88 November 12
Roden 1:144 Douglas C-124A
Airfix 1:48 Spitfire F.22 in RSAAF markings
CMR 1:72 Bristol Sycamore
HobbyBoss 1:48 F7U Pt.2
Trumpeter 1:32 F-117A
A-26 Invader artwork
Eduard 1:48 Bf 109E
and more...
Issue 89 December 12
HobbyBoss 1:72 Sea Hawk FGA.6
CMR 1:72 Scimitar F Mk 1
How to remove carrier film from decals
Tamiya 1:72 P-47D with Big ED and
Quickboost accessories
Kitty Hawk Models 1:48 F-35B
French T-6s in Africa artwork
Revell 1:72 Halifax
and more...
Issue 90 January 13
Skunkworks 1:48 Reaper
Ibex 1:48 T-6 Texan II
Wingnut Wings 1:32 Roland D.VIa
Pre-shading Tech Guide
Trumpeter 1:32 Ju 87B
Airfix 1:48 Sea Vixen review
Airfix 1:72 A6M Zero
and more...
Issue 91 February 13
R.V. Aircraft 1:72 MiG-23ML
Trumpeter 1:72 J-11
Trumpeter1:48 J-8B
Hasegawa 1:72 F-15E
Airfix 1:72 Spitfire F.22 to F.24 conversion
Italeri 1:48 Ju 87D
Nieuport No.28 artwork
and more...
Issue 92 March 13
The Academy 1:48 T-50
Special Hobby 1:72 Seafire F.45
Roden 1:48 T-28D
Italeri 1:72 Sunderland Mk I
HobbyBoss 1:72 F-14A Tomcat
Fiat BR.20 Artwork
Revell-Monogram 1:48 Me 410
and more...
Issue 93 April 13
Kwik Build of the ICM 1:72 Po-2
Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Preview
Humbrol Clear varnish bench test
Trumpeter 1:48 MiG-23M
Swiss Bf 109s artwork
Revell 1:32 Lynx
and more...
Issue 94 May 13
Eduard 1:72 Bf 110G-2 Kwik Build
CMR 1:72 Hunting-Percival Provost T Mk 1
Kwik Build
Kitty Hawk Models 1:48 Jaguar
Wingnut Wings 1:32 E.III
Short Stirling artwork
1:48 Trumpeter F-100F updated
and more...
Issue 95 June 13
CMR 1:72nd Venom NF Mk 2/2A
Sea Venom F(AW) Mk 21/22/53
Gallery Models 1:48 H-34 Choctaw
Airfix 1:48 Spitfire PR Mk XIX
Wingnut Wings 1:32 F.E.2b
Special Hobby 1:72 P-35A
Supermarine Walrus artwork
and more...
Issue 96 July 13
Airfix 1:72 A-4P
Planet Models 1:72 Martin-Baker MB.2
Trumpeter 1:48 MiG-21F-13
Trumpeter 1:32 A-4F into an A-4H
Academy 1:48 F-4B
1:32 P-61 from HobbyBoss
Operation Husky - The Invasion of Sicily
and more...
Issue 97 August 13
AFV Club 1:48 F-5E
AZ Model 1:72 D.H.82A
Zvezda 1:72 Bf 109F
Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk IXc
Vickers Valletta Artwork
1:48 Airfix Merlin HC.3
1:32 Wingnut Wings D.H.2
and more...
Issue 98 September 13
Special Hobby 1:72 Seafire FR Mk 47
Special Hobby 1:32 Buffalo
Zvezda 1:72 Fw 190A-4
AlleyCat 1:32 CAC Boomerang
Airfix 1:72 Typhoon
Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk IXc Pt2
Revell 1:32 He 219
and more...
Issue 99 October 13
Academy 1:48 Su-30MK
Italeri 1:72 Spitfire Mk VII
1:32 Zoukei-Mura Skyraider
Eduard 1:72 F6F-5N
Ilyushin Il-2 artwork
Tamiya 1:72 A6M5 in a captured scheme
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Seoul,
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Tel: 82-2-908-7000
Fax: 82-2-997-3003
Email: academy@academy.co.kr
AeroBonus
**See Aires**
AeroResearch Co.
6468 Valley Wood Drive,
Reno,
NV 89523-1263
USA
www.AeroResearchCDs.com
Aires Hobby Models
Cepirohy 115,
434 01 Most 1,
Czech Republic.
Ale ublications
Tel: +44 (0) 1226 785811
Email: info@airlepublications.com
www.airlepublications.co.uk
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Hornby Hobbies Ltd
Westwood Industrial Estate,
Margate,
Kent.
CT9 4JX
Tel: +44 (0)1843 233500
Fax: +44 (0)1843 233513
www.airx.com
Amerang Ltd
Commerce Way,
Lancing,
West Sussex.
BN15 8TE
Tel: 01903 765496
Fax: 01903 753643 or 765178
Email: HYPERLINK mailto:sales@
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Aviattic
www.aviattic.co.uk
Creative Models Ltd
Unit 6/10, Honeysome Road Industrial
Estate,
Honeysome Road,
Chatteris,
Cambridgeshire.
PE16 6TG
Tel: +44 (0)1354 760022
Fax: +44 (0)1354 760037
Email: info@creativemodels.co.uk
www.creativemodels.co.uk
Eduard M.A.,
170 Obrnice,
Obrnice,
435 21,
Czech Republic.
Tel: 420 35 6 11 81 86
Fax: 420 35 6 11 81 71
Email: info@eduard.cz
Hannants
Harbour Road,
Oulton Broad,
Lowestoft,
Suffolk.
NR32 3LZ
Tel: 01502 517444
Fax: 01502 500521
www.hannants.co.uk
Hasegawa Corporation,
3-1-2 Yagusu Yaizu,
Shizuoka 425-8711,
Japan.
Tel: 81 54 6 28 82 41
Fax: 81 54 6 27 80 46
UK Importer: Amerang Ltd
HobbyBoss
www.hobbyboss.com
UK Importer: Creative Models Ltd
Iliad Designs
334 Sunnyside Avenue,
Ottawa,
Ontario,
K1S 0S1,
Canada.
Fax: (613) 730 0580
Email: info@iliad-design.com
www.iliad-design.com
LSA Models
151 Sackville Road,
Hove,
East Sussex. BN3 3HD
Tel/Fax: 01273 705420
Email: lsamodels@mcmail.com
MPM/CMK
Mezilesi 718,
Prague 9 193 00,
Czech Republic.
www.cmkkits.com
Mushroom Model
Publications
3 Gloucester Close,
Peterseld,
Hants.
GU32 3AX
Tel: +44 (1)1730 265014
Email: rogerw@mmpbooks.biz
www.mmpbooks.biz
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rue Albert Bodson 38,
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Pocketbond Ltd.
PO Box 80,
Welwyn,
Herts.
AL6 OND
Tel: 01707 391509
Fax: 01707 327466
Revell GmbH & Co., KG (UK
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Orchard Mews,
18C High Street,
Tring,
Hertfordshire.
HP23 5AH
Tel: 01442 890285
Fax: 01442 827919
Email: ukbranch@revell.de
www.revell.eu
Revell GmbH & Co., KG
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Henschelstr 20-30,
D-32257 Bnde,
Germany.
Scale Aircraft Conversions
3795 Shady Hill Drive,
Dallas,
TX 75229,
USA.
Tel: (214) 477 7163
Email: sacmactexas@aol.com
www.scaleaircraftconversions.com
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PO Box 123,
27-600 Sandomierz 1,
Poland.
Tel: 0-15 833 30 41
Email: ofce@stratusbooks.biz
www.stratusbooks.com.pl
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1115 Crowley Drive,
Carrollton,
Texas 75011-5010,
USA.
Tel: 972 245 3504
Fax: 972 242 3775
www.squadron.com
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Box 2006,
SE-169 02 Solna,
Sweden.
Tel: +46 8 825206
Email: sales@tarangus.com
www.tarangus.com
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76 MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL - November 2012
NEWSLINE
The below lists UK kit releases since our last edition.
Manufacturer Scale Item # Type Decription Price Note
Academy 1:144 12606 IM Sepecat Jaguar 2.99 RE
Academy 1:72 12447 IM Sopwith Camel 2.99 RE
Academy 1:72 12495 IM Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle 21.99 RE
Airx 1:72 50136 IM Focke Wulf 190A & Hawker Typhoon Mk Ib Dogght Double 18.99 RE
Airx 1:72 55205 IM H-S Harrier GR Mk 1 Starter Set 9.99 RE
A Model 1:72 72271 IM Sukhoi Su-31 14.99 NT
Anigrand Craftswork 1:144 4083 R Handley-Page Halifax B Mk I 66.99 NT
Anigrand Craftswork 1:144 4086 R BMW Schnellbomber P.II 58.99 NT
Anigrand Craftswork 1:72 2110 R EWR VJ-101C 58.99 NT
Art Model 1:72 7214 IM Mikoyan MiG-27K Kaira (Guillemot) 24.99 RT
Azur 1:72 A075 IM Morane-Saulnier MS.410 14.50 NT
Azur 1:72 A109 IM Morane-Saulnier MS.406 Battle of France 12.99 NT
CMR 1:144 12HM R/VF Martin JRM-3 Coulson Hawaii Mars 54.99 RE
CMR 1:144 12PM R/VF Martin JRM-3 Coulson Philippine Mars 54.99 RE
CMR 1:72 72-158 R/PE Blackburn Firebrand TF.5 FAA Late Schemes 39.99 NT
Eduard 1:48 1182 IM/PE Messerschmitt Bf 110C-6 [Ltd Ed] 33.40 RT
Eduard 1:48 8237 IM/PE Mikoyan MiG-21PFM ProPACK 33.40 RT
Encore Models 1:72 72007 IM S.E.5a Hispano (Econo-kit, bagged, ex-Roden) 7.99 RE
Hobbycraft 1:32 1696 IM Republic F-105D MiG Master (ex-Trumpeter) 99.99 RE
HPH Models 1:48 48014 R LET L-200 Morava 34.60 NT
HPH Models 1:32 32001 R Avia B.534 81.99 NT
HPH Models 1:32 32007 R Avia B.534 Luftwaffe & Bulgaria 81.99 NT
HPH Models 1:32 32010 R Zlin Z126 Trenr 63.99 NT
HPH Models 1:32 32015 R Bell P-63C Aircaobra French 119.99 RE
HPH Models 1:32 32017 R Zlin Z-50LS 81.99 NT
HPH Models 1:32 32020 R SG-38 Schulgleiter (SK-38 Komar) 48.70 NT
HPH Models 1:32 32026 R Shmolk Sh-1 163.99 NT
MARK I Models 1:144 14411 IM Shenyang J-6A/Nanchang J-6B Farmer B/D 10.50 NT
Modelsvit 1:72 7202 IM Sukhoi Su-7BMK 24.99 NT
Planet Models 1:48 242 R Caproni Ca.114 Peruvian AF Fighter 47.80 NT
Planet Models 1:32 248 R Vought XF5U-1 Flying Pancake 89.99 NT
Revell 1:72 03984 IM Republic P-47M Thunderbolt 6.50 RE
Roden 1:144 309 IM Douglas DC-3 Trans World Airlines 16.99 RE
RS Models 1:72 92144 IM North-American P-51H Mustang USAF 15.80 NT
RS Models 1:72 92148 IM North-American P-51H Mustang ANG 15.80 NT
RS Models 1:72 92149 IM Heinkel He 280 V3 19.99 NT
RS Models 1:72 92150 IM Heinkel He 280 V2 19.99 NT
R.V.Aircraft 1:72 72029 IM/PE Mikoyan MiG-21MF Hi-Tech 31.20 RE
SOVA/A Model 1:72 72069 IM Yakovlev Yak-50/50 13.50 RE
Special Hobby 1:72 72264 IM Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator Marines Go To War 16.60 RE
Special Hobby 1:48 48110 IM Heinkel He 115 53.80 NT
Special Hobby 1:48 48136 IM Fairey Firey Mk 4/5 Korean War 29.99 RT
Special Hobby 1:32 32044 IM/R/PE Fiat G.50-II In Finnish Service 37.30 NT
Special Hobby 1:32 32056 IM/R/PE Fiat G.50bis Regia Aeronautica 37.30 NT
Trumpeter 1:48 02860 IM Chengdu J-7B 25.99 NT
Trumpeter 1:32 02295 IM Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/Tropical 34.99 RT
Wingman Models 1:48 48001 IM/R/PE Latin American KFIR C.2/C.7 (ex-Kinetic) 60.00 RE
Wingman Models 1:48 48002 IM/R/PE IAI Kr C.2/C.7 (ex-Kinetic) 60.00 RE
Manufacturer Scale Item # Type Decription Note
Academy 1:32 12106 IM G.D./L-M F-16CG [Block 40] Fighting Falcom RT
Ace 1:72 72302 IM/PE Martin AM-1 Martin Mauler Late Version (ex-Siga) RE
Ace 1:72 72305 IM/PE Grumman Guardian AF-2S/3S Killer (ex-Siga) RE
A Model 1:144 14412 IM De-Havilland-Canada C-7B Caribou (military version) RT
Cyber-Hobby 1:200 2018 IM Tupolev Tu-142MZ NT
Cyber-Hobby 1:72 5111 IM Sikorsky S-61A Sea King Antarctica Observation RE
Eduard 1:48 1183 IM/R/PE Lavochkin La-5FN [Limited Edition] RE 11/2013
Eduard 1:48 8282 IM/PE Supermarine Spitre Mk.IXc Early Version RT 11/2013
Eduard 1:48 8494 IM Dassault Mirage IIICJ Weekend Edition RE 11/2013
Hasegawa 1:200 10698 IM Kawasaki C-1 Combo (2x kits) RE 08/2013
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PE - Photo-Etched Brass, R - Resin, RB - Rubber, VF - Vac-formed PLastic, WM - White-metal including Bronze and Pewter
Hasegawa 1:200 10699 IM Lockheed C-130H J.A.S.D.F. Combo (2x kits) RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 00637 IM McDD F-4EJ Kai Super Phantom No.8 Sqn Panthers RE
Hasegawa 1:72 02048 IM Panavia Tornado IDS Italian AF Tornado 25th Anniv. RE
Hasegawa 1:72 02050 IM Mitsubishi Ki-100-II 28th Flight Regiment RE
Hasegawa 1:72 02057 IM Ki-44-II Shoki & Ki-84 Hayate 104th Flight Regt RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02058 IM N.A. B-25H Mitchell Nose Art RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02059 IM Northrop T-38A Talon Combo (2x kits) RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02060 IM F-111E Aardvark Nose Art RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02061 IM Kugishi P1Y1 Ginga 521st Flying Group RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02062 IM Mikoyan MiG-29 Hungarian Air Force 70th Anniv. RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02064 IM McDD F-4J Phantom II VF-96 Fighting Falcons RE
Hasegawa 1:72 02065 IM Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Early/Late Version Combo RE
Hasegawa 1:72 02066 IM Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02067 IM Bell AH-1S Cobra Kisarazu Special 2013 (2x kits) RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02068 IM Lockheed P-38J/L Lightning South Pacic Aces Combo RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02069 IM Kawanishi H8K2 851st Flying Group RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02070 IM McDonnell-Douglas F-15K Slam Eagle RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02071 IM Kawasaki T-4 Blue Impulse 2013 (2x kits) RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 02072 IM Cessna A-37B Dragony Black Eagles (2x kits) RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 E41 IM MV-22B Osprey NT 3rd Qtr
Hasegawa 1:72 K15X IM Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:72 SP312 IM Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker D Ace Combat Yellow 13 RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07326 IM F/A-18C Hornet VFA-192 RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07327 IM TA-4F Skyhawk FAC RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07328 IM B5N1 Type 97 Kate 12th FG RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07334 IM Supermarine Spitre Mk VI No.616 Squadron RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07335 IM Nakajima B6N1 601st Flying Group RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07341 IM Kawasaki T-4 Blue Impulse 2012/2013 RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07345 IM Aichi B7A2 (Grace) 752nd Flying Group RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07346 IM Kawanishi N1K2-J (George) 343rd Flying Group RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07347 IM Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 JG77 RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07348 IM F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-27 Royal Maces 2013 RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07349 IM AV-8B Harrier II+ VMA-311 Tomcats RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07350 IM Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh 59th Flight Regiment RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07351 IM Mitsubishi A6M2-K Trainer Tsukuba Flying Group RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07352 IM Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 KG200 RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07353 IM McDonnell F-15I Iraeli Air Force Raam RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07354 IM Mitsubishi F-1 6 Sqn Sea Camouage RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07355 IM McDD F-4S Phantom II Vandy 75 RE 09/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07356 IM Aichi D3A1 Model 11 Indian Ocean Raid RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07357 IM Nakajima Ki-84 Hitachi Flight Training Squadron RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07358 IM Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk Top Gun RE
Hasegawa 1:48 07359 IM Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero Fighter Type 21 Rabaul RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07360 IM Junkers Ju 87G-2 Stuka Rudel RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:48 07361 IM McDD F/A-18A Hornet RAAF 77 Sqn 70th Anniv. RE 10/2013
Hasegawa 1:32 08234 IM F-104C Starghter Vietnam War RE 08/2013
Hasegawa 1:32 ST33 IM Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden kai (George) NT 09/2013
PH Models 1:72 72103 R Blackburn Botha Mk I RE
Revell 1:144 03989 IM Airbus A350 NT
Revell 1:72 04844 IM Lockheed-Martin F-16C Solo Trk RE
RS Models 1:72 9272 IM/PE Dornier Do 17F RT
RS Models 1:72 92151 IM Bell TP-39Q Airacobra RT
RS Models 1:72 92152 IM Morane-Saulner MS.405 NT
RS Models 1:72 92153 IM Henschel Hs 132 NT
RS Models 1:72 92154 IM Henschel Hs 132 NT
RS Models 1:72 92155 IM Lockheed P-38D Lightning RT
Special Hobby 1:72 72274 IM/R/PE Bell AH-1G Spanish & IDF Service RE
Special Hobby 1:72 72275 IM/R/PE North American F-86L Thailand Service (Ltd Ed) RE
Special Hobby 1:48 48131 IM/R/PE Fairey Firey Mk I Pacic Fleet RT
Special Hobby 1:48 48144 IM/R/PE Morane-Saulnier 30E1 Polish Markings (Ltd Ed) RE
Special Hobby 1:32 32049 IM/R/PE Hawker Tempest Mk V NT 3rd Qtr
Special Hobby 1:32 32052 IM/R/PE Hawker Tempest Mk V Hi-Tech NT 3rd Qtr
Special Hobby 1:32 32054 IM/R/PE Hawker Tempest Mk II NT 3rd Qtr
Special Hobby 1:32 32055 IM/R/PE Hawker Tempest Mk VI NT 3rd Qtr
Valom 1:144 14404 IM RAF S.E.5a Dual Combo NT
Valom 1:144 14405 IM Neiuport Ni.17 Dual Combo NT
Valom 1:144 14406 IM Albatros D.V Dual Combo NT
Valom 1:72 72074 IM/R/PE MD.450 Barougan NT
Valom 1:72 72075 IM/R/PE N.A. Fury FJ-1 NT
Valom 1:72 72076 IM/R/PE Yak-7UTI RT
Valom 1:72 72080 IM/R/PE MD.450 (PAF) RE
Valom 1:72 72079 IM/R/PE Yakovlev Yak-9 (early series) RT
Zoukei Mura 1:48 48-01 IM Kyushu J7W1 Shiden NT
Zoukei Mura 1:48 TBA IM Focke-Wulf Ta 152H-1 NT
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