The Germans had a bewildering variety of standard bunkers, or casemates. Varying in size from a small observation or MG bunker to huge bunkers for communication- or command centers and anything in between. Many can be still seen in the European countryside, where they are often left standing because it's too expensive to remove these … Continue reading Review: Mirage Hobby 1/35 Armored Casemate
The Airbus Helicopters EC135 is a light twin engined helicopter, developed as a successor of the highly successfull Bölkow (and later MBB) BO-105.
Anyone interested in working metal tracks like the ones made by Friul knows there is a special sort of fluid to burnish the tracks. By leaving the tracks in the fluid for a while you end up with a nice rusty look that looks perfect. Chemistry is not one of my strong points, so I … Continue reading Review: AMMO by Mig Burnishing Fluid
The RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch, also known as the Type Two 63 ft HSL was a high speed launch craft made by the British Power Boat Company for air-sea rescue operations.
Tracks are always a problem: rubber tracks are often too short and usually don't look that great on your kit, and sometimes don't take paint that well. Link-and-length tracks are better, molded in plastic they look good enough but can be tricky to assemble. And then there are Dragons Magic Tracks and the likes: plastic track links that look great. But they can require a lot of work.
The Kenworth Aerodyne is a Class 8 truck, meaning it is the heaviest class of trucks in the US Heavy Transport Vehicle classification table, and people unfamiliar with US trucks might recognize it as a Matchbox model released years ago in the early to mid-eighties. This particular model of the Aerodyne line, the Cab Over … Continue reading Review: Revell 1/32 Kenworth Aerodyne
The F-22 was designed as a replacement for the F-15 Air-superiority Fighter, and it was not enough to just replace the F-15. It would feature a lot of firsts: Stealth, Supercruise and a whole range of other technical stuff. It's probably the most advanced fighter aircraft in existence and while still untested in air-to-air combat it … Continue reading Review: Trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Raptor
Does the Ilyushin Il-2 'Sturmovik' need an introduction? Deemed as important for the Red Army as air and bread by Stalin it was the flying T-34 of its time. Well armed and armored it was produced in massive numbers as a ground attack aircraft, seeing considerable success during World War 2. What the T-34 tank … Continue reading Review: MisterCraft 1/72 Il-2m3
The Dornier Do 335 'Pfeil' was a heavy fighter designed by the Dornier Flugzeugwerke during WW2. The design hearkens back to Dornier' extensive experience with push-pull engine layouts featured on many of their successful flying boats like the Do J or Do X.
The Mil Mi-28N Havoc is the Russian answer to the AH-64 Apache, a heavily armed attack helicopter that can carry a surprising amount of weaponry. It carries a 30 mm dual feed autocannon, with both Armor piercing sabot and High Explosive rounds, selectable by the gunner. On the pylons it can carry anything from unguided rockets to heat-seeking air-to-air missiles and anything in between. Developed in the early eighties as a variant to the venerable Mil Mi-24 Hind but without the troop carrying capacity and with a radar, making it All-Weather capable, much like the Apache.