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.
The Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank was the successor of the successful Chieftain MBT in British service. Initially developed for the Iranian army, but with the fall of the Shah of Iran the Iranians lost interest. When the UK MBT90 project failed the British Army got interested in the Challenger and the Challenger 1 entered British service in 1983.
I don't think the venerable Spitfire needs an introduction, I don't think there are a lot of people who do not know the Spitfire and besides who hasn't built a Spit at some point during his/her model-maker career?
Sometimes a kit manufacturer comes up with something entirely new (to me). The case in point is the Panzerkleinzerstörer 'Rutscher', a small tank destroyer with two recoilless guns as it's main armament. Development started in 1943 but the project was halted in favor of the more traditional Panzerjäger 38(t) 'Hetzer' based on the chassis of the … Continue reading Research: Pz.Kl.Z. Rutscher
Strange ideas seem to be a requirement for any self-respecting German design team in the final stages of the war. This Arado Ar (E) 555 is no exception, designed for the Amerika-Bomber project to fulfill Hitlers dream of blitzing New York it looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. The Ar(E) 555 was powered … Continue reading Review: Revell 1/72 Arado Ar (E) 555
The Medium Tank, M3, also known as the M3 Lee or General Lee was one of the predecessors of the famous M4 Sherman. Armed with a 75 and 37 mm gun it proved to be a effective tank against the early Pz.Kpfw. IV. But it was soon replaced on most theatres by the aforementioned M4 Sherman tank.
This is one of those kits you find in your local shops bargain bin for a few Euros. It simple, it's small and it's bad. in fact it's so bad the instant you open the box you know how bad it's going to be by just looking at it for just a second. But to me this is 'one of those' kits that I just need to have because I had a Micro Machines F-19 toy as a kid (which was probably based on Monogram's F-19A 'Spectre')
Sometimes you hope a manufacturer will release that one vehicle you had in mind but nobody did. Enter the infamous Ratte. This land battleship has been on my mind ever since I started building plastic models. To my great surprise Takom has released a 1/144 scale model of it. And now there is a 1/72 kit of this released by Modelcollect. Now if only someone would release a Focke-Wulf Triebflügel please..