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Trumpeter Ju87A Stuka 1/32

 Trumpeter Ju87A Stuka 1/32

 

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Orochi M3A3 Bradley Deluxe Ed

Orochi M3A3 Bradley Deluxe Ed

 

I just picked up this kit through Sprue Brothers a week ago and thought it would be good to give a review of the box contents and my impressions of what I found. As his is a new company, first impressions will be very important! Overall I must say that I was very impressed with the entire kit. The parts are all very clean crisp and well made. The instruction booklet is printed on nice glossy paper with the illustrations in large clear detailed formats. The packaging is also well done with evrey sprue type sealed into it's own clear plastic bag.

As this review is not intended to be an in depth look at how accurate the model is or how well it actually goes together I will get on to the photos and let them show what I saw and how I came to my opinion on the quality of the kit.

 

 

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Modeler of the Month Sept '14

Modeler of the Month for September is Jeff Riedesel 



Jeff is a long time member of Modelers Alliance and a member of the moderators. Jeff gets the honor this month not only for his recent work with his Dragon M4A1 75mm USMC but also his tireless work gathering and taking reference photos for our Campaigns and just general use.

Jeff is also nurturing the next generation of modelers, his daughter Grace who has shared with us several of her builds and she's showing some of us up with her talents!

Let's give a big hand to Sherman18, Jeff for all his work and sharing of the hobby, not only here but with his family as well. Thanks Jeff!

When you have a chance check out Jeff's Modelers Alliance Gallery, I know you'll find something of interest in there.












Congradulations Jeff, well deserved and keep up the good work

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New from Add On Parts

New items from Add On parts.

 

First up is this set with different photo etched metal buckets. A very nice addition to your model, in a diorama or hanging on the back of a tank/jeep or anywhere a bucket may be needed. 



The set consists of a PE fret with 12 parts for 4 buckets, 2 conical and 2 straight ones.

Details a very fine and i always missed something like this when building dioramas before, and the plastic buckets available then looked so oversized, so i will give these a try and come back with a build review later :soldier .

Price: €7.95 (from Add on parts website)

Next, This set with photo etched Iron fences is a very nice addition to your diorama, can easilly be bent and twisted to replicate `battle damage´



The set consists of a PE fret with 3 fence parts, dimensions, width: 6,3cm and height: 4cm (each section).

Details a very fine and i'm looking forward to use these in a diorama :)

Price: €12.95 (from Add on parts website)

And lastly, this set with photo etched ww2 style barbed wire. You will find this is has very fine detailed, and will look great rolled up on the back of a sherman or strung up on a diorama.



The set consists of a PE fret with almost 3 scale meters of wire.

Price: €9.95 (from Add on parts website)

More info and where to order www.addonparts.com

Thanks to Nico and Matthias at Add on parts for supplying the review sample.

//Mats

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Special Hobby 1/48 He 115B Review

 

Special Hobby 1/48 He 115B

 

 

History:

The He 115 was one of two aircraft built to meet a 1935 RLM requirement for a replacement for the He 59. The other competitor was the Ha 140. The He 115 was chosen as a result of the Ha 140 suffering structural damage during service trials. The original contract had been for three prototypes. Various changes were made to the prototypes, including several different nose configurations. During the course of the summer of 1938 10 pre-production He 115A-0 were completed for service evaluation. These differed from the prototypes in have a much simplified float bracing layout which eliminated a profusion of bracing wires for a simplified series of struts. The initial series model the He 115A-1 entered production in January 1939, this being primarily a torpedo carrier but having provision for three 551 pound bombs in the weapons bay as an alternative load and hard points on the wings for two additional SC 250s and their racks. The A-2 variant was the export version which were sold to Denmark and Sweden. These varied only in operational equipment. The final A variant was the A-3 which featured updated radio equipment and an improved weapons release system.

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