I love these crazy German Tank Destroyers that were too heavy, too cumbersome, unreliable and resource-intensive to build. So when this beauty showed up at my local shop I knew I had to pick it up. Ferdinands/Elefants are quite rare in my neck of the woods. The kit Inside the nice satin covered box with … Continue reading Review: Italeri 1/72 Sd. Kfz. 184 Panzerjäger Elefant
Yet Another Spitfire Review. Yes, my 50th post this year is about a newly tooled Spitfire. Revell kind of surprised me with this one when I saw it in the shop.. Released in 2016 it slipped under my radar until yesterday. Do we need a new Revell Spit? Well.. A new budget kit is always … Continue reading Review: Revell 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa
The Spitfire Mark IX series was a reaction to the introduction of the FW 190A in late 1941. The 190 shocked RAF Fighter Command because it was superior to all British fighters then in service. Losses got so bad the RAF ceased operations from september 1941 until, for a short time, March 1942. It was … Continue reading Review: Eduard 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXe ProfiPACK Edition
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