If the 'Armored Car' in the title of this review rustles your jimmies: I'm sorry. In what seems to be real Chinglish, Trumpeter probably mistook Armored Personel Carrier for 'Car'. But at least they are consistent with it: it's on every M113 kit in 1/72 scale made by Trumpeter. And there are quite a few.. … Continue reading Review: Trumpeter 1/72 M113ACAV ‘Armored Car’
The Arado Ar 196 A-3 was a reconnaissance aircraft. Starting development in 1936, the Arado company won a design contest for this type of aircraft and became the standard reconnaissance on Kriegsmarine ships and was used for spotting ships and submarines. The kit First the bad news: This kit is based on the old Heller … Continue reading Review: Revell 1/72 Arado Ar 196 A-3
The Henschel Hs-129 is one of those little known aircraft outside the circles of Luftwaffe/WW2 historians and gamers. I didn't know this type existed until a model of it was released in War Thunder. Work on this slow, well armed and armored aircraft started in 1939 after lessons learned in the Spanish Civil War. The Luftwaffe realized that an ground-attack aircraft armed with cannons could be very effective.
The T-34 is one of the legendary tanks that came out of the 'Great Patriotic War', its appearance on the battlefield was quite a shock to the Germans who had no immediate answer to this well armed, armored and mobile tank. Due to it's simplicity it was easy to produce, train crews for and easy … Continue reading Review: Trumpeter 1/72 T-34/76 Model 1943
The M561 Gama Goat was a 6x6 amphibious cargo truck designed for the jungles of Vietnam. Intended for use during the Vietnam War it was well known for it's outstanding performance in climbing and rough terrain. It would go where almost no other US truck could go. But it was hard enough to drive on the road that it required special training, wasn't really amphibious, loud and hard to maintain. But it does make for an interesting little kit.
It doesn't matter if you're a master builder or a blind, one-armed and four-fingered beginner. What matters is that you: - Enjoy building something - Learn something new - Enjoy the work you did
The Dicker Max, or to use it full name: Panzer Selbstfahrtlafette IVa 'Dicker Max' is a product of the 'lets slap a the biggest gun available on a proven chassis' train of thought that seemed to have hit the Germans. Based on a lengthened Pz.Kpfw. IV chassis the Dicker Max had Krupp's 105mm K 18 L/52 gun mounted in an open-topped casemate.
In 2016 Revell Germany released a 'new' Boeing 747 kit: Ed Force One. It is named after their mascot Eddie that is featured on many of their album art and in concerts. It was flown by front man/lead-vocalist Bruce "The Air Raid Siren" Dickinson during their The Book of Souls World Tour.
While looking around for a kit of the old (or new) Triumph Bonneville I stumbled upon this kit. The Triumph 3HW was a 350 cc motorcycle designed for the British Army. Based on a old ESCI kit it's in a scale that I've never seen before: 1/9. This means you'll get a rather large motorcycle out of it. No problemo. Italeri released all other motorcycles made by ESCI: The Harley Davidson Liberator and the BMW R75 with sidecar.