How To, Paints

No more guessing when mixing your favorite scale model paints!

Mixing scale model paints! When painting your favorite scale model, having the right paint colors can be a bit of a guessing game. But with this guide, you'll be able to mix any color in the bottle without any trouble!   A guide to understanding model paint mixing formulas.   Modelers use many different paint brands and formulas to achieve the desired results. Some modelers use only acrylics, while others use enamels, oils, or lacquers. Also, some modelers like to mix their own paints from scratch, while others rely on pre-mixed colors from the paint manufacturer. No matter which route you choose, it is important to understand the different types of paint mixing formulas that are out there.   We can call the formula type a 3:1:1 ratio. This formula is calculated to get light colors by mixing three parts white with one part color. To make a dark color using this formula, you would mix three parts black with one part color. Another popular formula is a 2:1:1 ratio to create mid-tones by mixing two parts white with one part color.   Finding the right colors:   Look at model paint charts to find the colors you need.   No matter what scale you model in, there is a paint chart out there to help you find the right colors for your project. Model paint conversion charts help you find the right color match when working with different brands of paint. If you are using acrylics, enamels, or lacquers, there is a chart for that. These charts can also help with weathering...

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Car Model Kits

You are never too old to have a hobby! Our topic is car model kits for adults.

You are never too old to have a hobby! Our topic is car model kits for adults.
Car model kits for adults There are car model kits for adults, and they're not for kids. These detailed kits can be used to build models of any car, from a luxurious sports car to a vintage hearse. And with so many different options available, there's sure to be a kit that fits your needs. Whether you're a collector or want to build a model for fun, these kits are the perfect way to get started. What are car model kits? Model kits are a popular hobby for people of all ages. You can buy model kits of cars, airplanes, boats, and even dinosaurs. There are also model kits for different types of cars. There are model kits for classic cars and muscle cars. A classic car is a car that was made before 1970. A muscle car is a car that was made in the 1960s or 1970s. Muscle cars are known for their powerful engines and sleek designs. There are many different types of classic car model kits. Some classic car models are easy to build, while others are more difficult. Muscle car model kits can be very challenging to build. They often must a lot of detailed work. Many people enjoy building model cars because they can re-create their favorite vehicles from scratch. Building a model kit is also a great way to learn about how cars work. Who makes car model kits? There are a few popular companies that make car model kits. One of the best companies is Revell. They have a wide...

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Model Kits

What types of model kits are there?

What types of model kits are there?
What types of model kits are there? There are various kinds of model kits. The most common types are cars and airplanes. Of course, it's also possible to buy more niche products such as live-action models (which can be expensive due to the high level of detail). Model kits are usually sold unpainted such as a blank model kit or car parts that need to be painted by the consumer before assembly.   There are two types of model kits. First, there are scale models. These can be made by modelers, and also mass-produced by companies such as Revell and Tamiya. The second type is dioramas that the modeler creates using other materials such as scaled trees, houses, people, and vehicles to represent the size and distance of objects.   Model kits are manufactured by injection molding in plastic or resin, a process whereby the various shapes and components of the model are injected or cast into shape. The plastic models are assembled by the consumer. Resin kits use the same technology as plastic but may be assembled by a skilled craftsman to produce a very high-quality model kit. What does creating a model kit mean? Creating a model kit means taking an object and recreating it in a smaller, more detailed form. A completed model kit may be smaller than the original object. The process of creating a model can be difficult or simple, depending on how complicated the original object being replicated is. Construction skills and patience are important in this process.   Creating a model...

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Model Kits

What is the meaning of model kit?

What is the meaning of model kit?
Scale model kits represent real or imaginary objects in a reduced size down to the millimeter, sometimes with an error of not more than 5%. Most models are made of plastic. What is a model made of? Almost all models produced today are made of plastic. This type of plastic, called polystyrene, is the main raw material of most of the scale models produced in mold printing. That's why the resulting product is called a Plastic model kit. How is a model kit made? Model kits are made by a process called injection molding. A mold is created, usually, from steel and plastic, that can be used to form the shape of the product. Some parts are then assembled to make the finished product, using each piece's location in the mold as its starting point for where it should go. What was the first model kit? The first model kit was the Meccano "No. 2 Motor Car," a 1913 model of an early car by the Meccano Company. This kit included wheels, axles, and springs which provided motorized movement to work out how it would move. The first model kit, often referred to as a snap-together model kit, was the Airfix 1/144 scale Heinkel He111 bomber. The kit appeared in 1943 and was made from plastic pieces that were cast in the same mold and went together without glues. This changed the world of model kits forever. Are model kits figures? Model kits are not figures, but rather detailed models that can be assembled in multiple configurations from an...

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Car Model Kits, News

Mercedes-Benz Mythos Announces Ultra Luxury Car Brand

Mercedes-Benz Mythos Announces Ultra Luxury Car Brand
Mercedes-Benz Announces Ultra Luxury and Special Car Brand for Those Who Don't Find 'Mercedes' Luxury Enough: Mercedes-Benz MYTHOS It announced its new brand, named "Mercedes-Benz MYTHOS". All of the cars that will be produced under the new brand created for ultra-luxury and special cars will be collectibles. It is not known what the first models of MYTHOS will be. Germany-based auto giant Mercedes-Benz held an event in France. Explaining its plans for the future at this event, the company also made a surprise that will leave everyone's mouth open. According to the statements made, Mercedes-Benz is establishing a new brand. Named "MYTHOS", this brand will include Mercedes' ultra-luxury and limited edition cars. Such a decision by Mercedes, which is already accepted as the definition of a 'luxury car', may herald a new trend of luxury cars in the industry. At the event held by Mercedes-Benz, its strategies to increase its profitability and its plans for electricity conversion were discussed. But the highlight of the event was undoubtedly MYTHOS. With this brand, the company will target only the truly very wealthy and make special editions of models, many of which are unique. The vehicles to be produced under the MYTHOS brand are currently unknown. All MYTHOS branded cars will be collectibles Mercedes-Benz When we look at the statements about MYTHOS, we see that all of the cars that will be produced under this brand name will be collectibles. The company will convey the combination of ultra-luxury and ultra-special terms with MYTHOS. According to Mercedes-Benz officials, these...

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What is

Scale model

What is a scale model
What is a scale model? What is meant by the scale model? A scale model is a physical model (known as a prototype) that is geometrically shaped like an object. Scale models are usually smaller than large prototypes such as airplanes, ships, trains, vehicles, buildings, or people; however, they can be larger than small prototypes such as anatomical structures or subatomic particles. Scale models are used as tools in engineering design and testing, promotion and sales, filmmaking special effects, military strategy, and hobbies such as war games and racing; and as a toy. Model making is also done as a hobby for the craft. What is a scale model and how does it work? Scale models are made of molded plastic, 3D printing, wood, or metal. They are usually painted with enamel, lacquer, or acrylic and decals can be applied for lettering and fine details. Protective glossy varnish and matte varnish are applied. Pollution and weathering processes are applied for a realistic appearance. They can be built from scratch or from commercially made kits, out of the box or modified (known as kitbashing). Model prototypes include all types of vehicles (railroad trains, cars, trucks, military vehicles, airplanes, ships, and spacecraft), buildings, people, and science fiction themes (spaceships and robots). What is the formula for the scale model? You should divide your actual size by the model. For example, if your actual size is 4m and your model is 16cm, divide 4/16 =1/4 and that means the ratio will be 1:4

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News

The fan-made Mandalorian game looks interesting!

The mandalorian game
The Mandalorian game looks interesting! A video that allegedly belongs to the fan-made Mandalorian game, although it seems fake, has been uploaded to Youtube, which may attract the attention of Star Wars lovers. A video allegedly belonging to the fan-made Mandalorian game was posted on Youtube yesterday. Although the gameplay video looks blatantly fake, it contains some interesting details. Of course, there is Baby Yoda on the loading screen of the game. https://youtu.be/tlVs43yeAsY In the video, Mando is seen colliding with Stormtroopers in a Star Wars-like setting. The fan-made Mandalorian game is fake but interesting Mando's special powers and special outfits can be seen in the video. You can also interact with the surrounding object of your character. However, the first implication that the game is "fake" is the obsolescence of the game menu. The game's menu is reminiscent of the Playstation 2 style and is obviously not suitable for 4K televisions. It is also stated that the description on the loading screen of the game was taken from a fandom site for Star Wars. The graphics of the game are also reminiscent of the Playstation 2 era and the character animations are a bit like a log. It's unclear why one—or a few—people would attempt such a feat, but time will tell if this "fan-made" game or video is about a Mandalorian game in development. Still, Star Wars fans may find the video interesting.

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Model Airplanes, Modern Warplanes

Take a look at the Revell 148 Panavia Tornado ASSTA 3 1 Box review.

Revell Tornado ASSTA 3-1 Model Kit 148 Scale
Revell 148 Panavia Tornado ASSTA 3 1 Box Review Revell 148 Panavia Tornado ASSTA 3.1 Prototype: Avionic System Software for Tornado in Ada condenses into the acronym ASSTA. The term Ada stands for the programming language used. All remaining 85 ECR and IDS Tornados of the Luftwaffe received this 3rd stage of modernization. This equips them for improved communication and the use of modern precision-guided missiles and the Reccelite Pod in the scout role. Revell 148 Panavia Tornado ASSTA 3 1 kit: The notorious and only useful for the dealer shelf, the limp box contains four plastic bags secured with scotch tape with a total of 14 light gray spray frames and a bag with the frame of the transparent parts, the decal sheet and the stapled 36-page colored one Building instructions. The molds, which are now six years old, still show no signs of wear. The coordination of core and cavity is good so that no misalignment or burring has occurred. The transparent parts have an astonishingly flawless surface despite the tight packing with damaging friction of the components and, despite the relatively large material thickness, a high degree of freedom from distortion. Compared to the original Tornado IDS kit, the U-cast frame with cockpit details, the reccelite pod, the sensors on the fuselage and tail unit, and two small parts positioned on the outside of the transparent frame for the reconnaissance pod and the equipment tunnel on the back of the fuselage have been added. The construction of the kit is relatively...

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Airbrush

10 Best airbrush comparative testing

10 Best airbrush comparative testing
Best airbrush comparative testing Although it is known that the spray painting technique dates back to the first cave paintings, the first design that works on the same principle as today's modern guns was invented by Charles Burdick, and the first patent for the system used was received by Thayer & Chandler company in 1893. The design principle is that the paint is sprayed onto the surface with the help of a pen-like structure with a pressurized system. The use of a spray gun in modeling is preferred because it brings the model closer to reality as paint, and it also achieves results that cannot be achieved in painting with a brush. Everyone who has just started model-making will cross their path with a spray gun one day. At this point, the choice to be made within the ratio of cost and purpose determines the difficulties that the person will face while taking the next steps. The most common question we get in forums comes from modelers at this selection stage; which paints gun (- airbrush; this word of applied fine art origin is used both for paint gun and for ruler for drawing curved lines) (-airbrush: it is the English name of the tool and is generally used by us) should I buy? To answer this question as best we could, we decided to collect and compare the pistols we have with Arkut (copilot_clumsy) on equal terms, and we would like to thank our dear Kaan Kurdoğlu (Lonewolf) who gave us the VJR,...

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Kit Reviews, Models

Vietnam USAF Airfield ICM OV-10A Bronco an O-2A Skymaster – DS4803 – 1/48

Vietnam USAF Airfield ICM OV-10A Bronco an O-2A Skymaster
Vietnam USAF Airfield ICM OV-10A Bronco an O-2A Skymaster - DS4803 - 1/48 Review ICM packs together models that belong together in this kit set: an OV-10A Bronco, an O-2A Skymaster, and figures to bring to life a small Vietnam airfield diorama. The two aircraft models are also available individually from ICM. Let's take a detailed look at each kit one by one - let's start with the OV-10A: OV-10A Bronco Prototype: The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a two-seat, turboprop engine-powered, light observation, attack, and transport aircraft with short takeoff and landing capabilities. The main users were the US Air Force, the US Navy, and the US Marine Corps. As the successor to the O-1 and O-2 Skymaster, the Bronco quickly gained a reputation as an agile observation aircraft with excellent all-round visibility and the ability to operate from streets close to the front. With her onboard weapons and missiles, she was often used for close air support and was, therefore, a welcome sight for troops under fire. The CIA also liked to use the pattern for less obvious missions. Germany was also an export customer, where the machines were used as carriers for towed targets during target practice. OV-10A Bronco Model Kit: ICM delivers a detailed kit for the Bronco, which was previously only covered in 1/48 with very old kits from the 1960s. It's about time. The detailing in the rather soft plastic is exemplary, you get fine engravings and sunken and raised rows of rivets. All control surfaces and landing flaps are...

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Car Model Kits, Design trends, News

World Car of the Year Awards 2022 Finalists Announced

Audi E-Tron GT
Finalists Announced at the World Car of the Year Awards 2022: Here Are the Most Notable Cars of the Year The finalists of the World Car of the Year Awards 2022, which will be distributed at the New York Auto Show, have been announced. It seems that the finals with 18 vehicles in 6 categories will be very active. World car of the year category Electric car of the year category in the world City car of the year Luxury car of the year Performance car of the year Best design of the year The finalists of the "World Car of the Year Awards 2022", which has been in our lives since 2005 and which is among the most prestigious automobile awards in the world, have been announced. The awards, which will be distributed as part of the New York Auto Show in April, will be more special than ever this year. For the first time in its history, the World Car of the Year category will see the final with only fully electric cars. What is the best car in the world in 2022? When we look at the details of the World Car of the Year Awards 2022, we see that 6 categories have been determined and there are 3 models in each category. These categories are; best design, best performance, best luxury car, best city car, the car of the year, and electric car of the year. If you're ready, let's take a closer look at the candidate cars. World Car of...

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Space

New Research Conducted Expanding Our Definition of Universal Life Form to Find Aliens.

The study could guide the search for new life examples
New Research Conducted Expanding Our Definition of Universal Life Form to Find Aliens. In a new study by scientists, a new 'universal biochemical structure definition' different from the one used so far in the search for extraterrestrial life has been discovered. The study is expected to lead the way in the search for new life examples. A new opportunity to identify features of alien life A new definition of 'universal biochemical structure' has been made The study could guide the search for new life examples Life on Earth is formed as a result of the interaction of hundreds of chemical components and reactions. Some of these compounds and reactions are found in all organisms and create universal biochemistry that applies to all life on earth. However, this concept of universality is specific to known biochemistry and does not allow predictions to be made about samples that have not yet been observed. In response to this, the search for extraterrestrial life form until now, this definition of 'life form' on Earth that we talked about has been carried out as a reference. For astrobiologists looking for life on other planets, no tools were available to predict the characteristics of "life we ​​don't know." However, scientists have managed to overcome this limitation by identifying universal patterns in the chemistry of life that are not tied to specific molecules, with a new study. A new opportunity to identify features of alien life It is stated that the findings obtained in the research may offer a new opportunity to...

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Kit Reviews, Star Wars Model Kits

Bandai Hobby Star Wars B-Wing Starfighter Review

Bandai Hobby Star Wars B-Wing Starfighter Review "Star Wars" 1/72, White Box
Bandai Hobby Star Wars B-Wing Starfighter Review Prototype: The A/SF-01 B-Wing Heavy Attack Starfighter, or B-Wing for short, was a Slayn & Korpil-produced heavy attack starfighter and heavy bomber of the Restoration of the Republic and New Republic Alliance that served as the anti-capital ship bomber, blockade destroyer, escort, and snub fighter. The B-Wing, with its unusual appearance, was one of the most heavily armed starfighters in the Rebel Alliance, and when it entered service it was the most heavily armed in the galaxy. Its primary task was to attack and destroy enemy capital ships such as the Imperium II-class Star Destroyers. Backstage: The B-wing was one of two new Rebel starfighters designed for Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. The other is the RZ-1 A-wing interceptor. The B-wing received relatively brief appearances in the final film, as it proved difficult to separate the model's very slender silhouette from the starry background when shooting the battle scenes. Kit: For years Bandai has delighted us with high-quality kits from the Star Wars universe. So far, the kits have only been relatively easy to get in Asia and Japan in particular. Revell is now acting as an importer for Bandai Star Wars for the European market. The kit boxes are original, only a small sticker from Revell is emblazoned on the side. In terms of quality, the B-Wing is in no way inferior to the other highlights of the Bandai Star Wars series. The kit is designed as a Snap-Fit assembly, which allows it to be...

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Paints

Enamel vs Lacquer vs Acrylic Model Paints

enamel vs lacquer vs acrylic model paints
Enamel vs Lacquer vs Acrylic Model Paints What are model paints?   Model paints are made of three different types of paint: enamel, lacquer, and acrylic. Enamel paints are oil-based and usually have a high shine to them. They can be difficult to work with because they take a long time to dry, but they are very durable. Lacquer paints are also oil-based, but they dry much more than enamels. They are not as durable as enamels, but they are more resistant to scratches and chipping. Acrylic paints are water-based and the most popular type of paint for models. They are easy to work with and dry, but they are not as durable as enamels or lacquers. Types of model paints: Enamel, lacquer, acrylic   There are three types of model paints: enamel, lacquer, and acrylic.   Enamel paints are oil-based and have a high gloss finish. They are the most durable type of paint, but they can also be the most difficult to work with.   Lacquer paints are also oil-based, but they have a lower gloss finish than enamels. They are less durable than enamels, but easier to work with.   Acrylic paints are water-based and have a matte finish. They are the easiest type of paint to work with, but they are also the least durable. In conclusion, model paints are an important part of the hobby of model building. They come in a variety of colors and finishes and can be used to create a realistic finish on your models. There are many different brands of model paints available,...

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Car Model Kits

10 BEST Advanced Model Car Kits

10 BEST Advanced Model Car Kits
In the first months of 2022, we have created our list of 10 Best Advanced Model Car Kits for you. Convince your spouse and start preparing a beautiful showcase corner in your home. This model list is full of interesting advanced model car kits that you are looking for and want to have. Let's go through our list together. 10 Best Advanced Model Car Kits American Muscle 1970 Ford Torino Cobra (Class of 1970) Diecast Car Red, 1:18 Scale Model Car Kit Collectible Diecast Cars - Advanced Vintage Model Car Kits for Adults and Kids The American Muscle car era was one of the most popular in automotive history. Ford was the king of the hill and their cars reflected that. There were plenty of choices for buyers, but Ford had a monopoly on the market. They offered great performance and great looks at an affordable price. The 1970 Torino Cobra was no exception. It was powerful and stylish, and it became one of America's favorite sports cars.   Looking for an American muscle car that is sure to turn heads? Look no further than the 1970 Ford Torino Cobra! This impressive 1:18 scale model car kit is a must-have for car collectors and enthusiasts of all ages. The model features preserved bodywork and stunning colors that are sure to impress. Whether you're a collector or want to show off your skills at driving, this American muscle car is perfect for you! Amazon $116.97 Nifeliz Black Pickup G63 6X6 MOC Building Blocks and Engineering Toy, Adult Collectible...

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Car Model Kits

10 Best Metal Engine Model kits for adults

We have created a list titled "10 Best Metal Engine Model kits for adults" for you. I know, that when it comes to toys for adults, different things come to mind, but we have prepared a list for car and scale modeling enthusiasts. I look forward to your comments on this list, which I hope you will like. What are metal engine model kits? Metal engine model kits are a great way to learn about the inner workings of an engine. These models are often made from metal, and they can be very detailed. They usually come with a booklet that explains how the engine works. Scale model enthusiasts often use metal engine model kits to create accurate replicas of engines. These replicas can be used for display or for educational purposes. How to choose the best metal engine model kits for you? When choosing a metal engine model kit, it is important to consider the level of detail in the kit. Some kits have very basic details while others have fine details. It is important to choose a kit that has enough detail so that you can learn about the engine. The accuracy of the kit is also important. Kits that are not accurate can be frustrating to build and may not look like the real engine when finished. Choose a kit that is based on an actual engine so that you can be sure it will be accurate. 10 Best Metal Engine Model kits for adults  HMANE V8 Engine Model Kits for Adults, 500+Pcs 1:3...

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Weathering

How to fix weathering pigments

how to fix weathering pigments
How to fix weathering pigments? You can apply the pigments you will use to dust or soil the model directly with a brush and then wipe it off. Or, it can be applied with an active substance (alcohol, varnish, water, zippo gasoline, turpentine, wash liquid, etc.) and wiped according to need. It shows its trace and effect with this application. It can be mixed with joint, paint, sand, water, etc. to make mud and applied with a brush. How to fix pigments? For example; For tank pallets, we first apply turpentine or zippo gasoline to the pallet and then apply the pigment with a brush. Of course, the ratio of zippo gasoline or turpentine to be on the brush should be very small. (As much as the amount of paint in the dry brushing technique) After a while, we wipe off the excess with our fingers or brush. Then we pour some pigment into zippo gasoline/turpentine and brush the resulting slurry between the palettes. Again we delete the excess. When it dries, we fix it by pouring some "Pigment Fixer" on it. Otherwise, that pigment will come out every time your finger touches it. That's why it's usually the last step. We protect it with the latest spray matt varnish or glossy varnish.

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Kit Reviews

McDonnell F-4B Phantom II VF-111 Sundowners Review

1-48-McDonnell-F-4B-Phantom-II-VF-111-Sundowners-Review
McDonnell F-4B Phantom II VF-111 Sundowners Review Academy | No. 12232| 1:48 Prototype: In 1953, the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation began to revise their F3H Demon fighter. The US Navy proposed a Super Demon in three versions: F3H-E with one Wright J67 engine, F3H-G with two Wright J65 engines and an F3H-H with two General Electric J79 engines. The aircraft was offered in versions with one or two crew members and various armaments. The US Navy showed interest in the F3H-G / H and ordered a demonstration model for an attack aircraft, as the Grumman F9F Panther and the Chance-Vought F8U Crusader were already intended as fighters. On October 18, 1954, the US Navy signed a contract with McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to develop a two-seat attack aircraft called the AH-1. In 1955, the specifications were changed so that a long-range interceptor for fleet defense should now be developed, this was now referred to as the F4H-1 since the role of the attack aircraft was to be filled by the Douglas A4D Skyhawk and that of the fighter by the F8U. With the standardization of the designation system for aircraft of the US armed forces in 1962, the designation of the aircraft changed from F4H to F-4. The two-seat F4H-1 was to be powered by two General Electric J79 engines and equipped with an APQ-72 radar. Six AIM-7 Sparrow guided missiles were provided as armament. On July 3, 1959, McDonnell celebrated its 20th anniversary, and the new F4H-1 was formally named the Phantom II, based on the...

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Modern Warplanes

USA’s Skies Killing Machine: F-22 Raptor

USAs Skies Killing Machine F-22 Raptor
The steps that countries take to protect their national security with each passing day lead to the emergence of new technological wonders. Let's get to know the deadliest war machine F-22 Raptor, which the American Air Force has produced only for itself. In the case of aircraft that can travel at supersonic speeds, hundreds of kilometers can be covered in minutes. Although passenger planes are preferred in terms of speed in transportation, we can say that they are quite cumbersome among their siblings. Today, we have compiled the astonishing features of the F-22 Raptor, which is considered one of the most advanced machines among the preferred fighter jets for national security. Cost of F-22 raptor: The F-22, produced by the US arms and aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin at a cost of $ 147 million, is an aircraft with technologies quite different from its competitors. This super machine can only be used by the US Air Force for US national security. The US government certainly does not allow these aircraft to be sold to another country, not even to its closest allies. So what makes the F-22 Raptor, nicknamed "Stealth Airplane" so special? The F-22 is an aircraft developed entirely for air domination. All jets produced for defense are designed to be as fast and powerful as possible. Lockheed Martin's beast, on the other hand, approaches almost invisibility, along with all these features. The composite materials used in the production of the F-22 show it as a very small trace in radar. At the same time,...

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How To

Masking Plastic Models

Masking Plastic Models
Masking Plastic Models INTRODUCTION Masking plastic models - a tiresome topic for anyone who has decided to airbrush. You quickly get to the point where components have to be painted which have areas that should not be painted at the same time (glued areas, cockpit windows, air inlets, landing gear shafts, etc.). Here we have to mask (glue, cover, etc.) to protect the areas from the paint mist. This is sometimes not that easy and requires a lot of time, patience, and, not infrequently, creativity. It is often the masking that ultimately decides whether a paint job is successful or not. Anyone who works sloppily here has already lost. Masking painted surfaces are also not entirely harmless (peeling off the paint when removing) and require thorough preparation before painting. Therefore it is absolutely important to clean the model with alcohol before painting it for the first time. This removes the last bits of dust from grinding and adhering sweat deposits from the fingers. I do this with great care and until now, with the peeling off of the masking, I have never peeled off the bottom color. In general, I try to keep masking to a minimum by building with foresight (that saves time and money). Anyone who has to mask an entire model to paint an antenna has done something wrong in every respect (poor construction planning, poor handling of the airbrush). DUCT TAPE In general, I would advise against using adhesive tape (masking tape) from the hardware store/supermarket. Often the adhesive force is...

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Kit Reviews, Model Airplanes

Hasegawa F-16F Block 60 UAE Air Force 1/48 Box Review

Hasegawa F-16F Block 60 UAE Air Force 1/48 Box Review
Hasegawa F-16F Block 60 UAE Air Force 1/48 Box Review Hasegawa PT44 (07244) - 1/48 Prototype: Originally, the designation Block 60 was intended in 1989 for a structurally reinforced "F / A-16" that was intended to replace the A-10. However, this variant did not reach production status. The new Block 60 F-16 represents an evolutionary step forward from the current Block 50 aircraft. Initially, a delta wing concept was considered, but this was abandoned in favor of a less significant change in the basic structure. The Block 60 aircraft have a large number of new capabilities. First of all, the F-16E / F is able to carry CFT (conformal fuel tanks, i.e. additional fuel tanks attached to the fuselage), but this also applies to other series such as the F-16ES and Block 50/52 Plus. The Northrop Grumman AN / ASQ-28 IFTS (Internal FLIR and Targeting System) replaces the previously carried pods. This is an advanced multifunctional FLIR / Laser system, with the help of which the F-16 has increased offensive and defensive capabilities, with lower weight and less air resistance than a system in a nacelle. Eliminating these pods also reduces the F-16's radar signature. The F-16 E / F Block 60 also has integrated Eloka components. The Northrop Grumman ALQ-165 'Falcon Edge' system for electronic countermeasures (Airborne Self-Protection Jammer - ASPJ), the Northrop Grumman AN / APG-80 "Agile Beam Radar" with AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array), a management system for electronic warfare, a fiber optic avionics data bus and up to 8 chaff/flare dispensers...

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Kit Reviews, Car Model Kits

Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Jagermeister Tamiya Review

Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Jagermeister Tamiya Review
Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Jagermeister Tamiya Review Tamiya | No. 24328 | 1:24 Original: In the 1970s, the world championship for production cars fought with Formula 1 for popularity, but the organizer, the FIA, was confronted with declining starting fields during the oil crisis. This ultimately led to changes in the regulations in 1976. As a result, Group 5, which was advertised for production vehicles with extreme changes, became the class in the World Championship for production vehicles. At the same time, Group 6 was held as part of the World SportsCar Championship. In addition, the minimum number of vehicles produced for homologation in Group 4 was reduced from 500 vehicles in 12 consecutive months to 400 vehicles in 24 months. The intention behind this was to enable more manufacturers to participate in this class. Porsche quickly adapted to these changes in the regulations and presented the 935 and 936 for use in Group 5 and Group 6, respectively. In addition, Porsche developed the Turbo RSR, also known as 934 Racing, for Group 4 of the GT class. The 934 and 935 were based on the first turbocharged vehicle from Porsche, the 911 Turbo. The vehicle was first presented as the 930 Turbo at the Frankfurt Motor Show 1973 and production began in 1975. The 930 Turbo was originally developed as a road racing vehicle, while its side view did not differ significantly from the 911, it also had a large front and rear spoiler and a large wing on the hood. The...

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Model Airplanes, Kit Reviews

Cessna O-2 Skymaster ICM Review

Cessna O-2 Skymaster ICM Review
Cessna O-2 Skymaster ICM Review ICM 48290 - 1/48 Prototype: The Cessna O-2 is a twin-engine military aircraft produced by the US aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company based on the civilian model 337 "Skymaster". Due to the experience during the Vietnam War, the USAF had a need for small aircraft for the air traffic control service, whereby these machines were to be manned by a so-called forward air controller, the observer, in addition to the pilot. Last but not least, these aircraft were intended to replace the now outdated Cessna O-1 Bird Dog. In order to save the costs of new development, a suitable series product was sought for this purpose. At the end of 1966, the choice fell on the Cessna 337 Skymaster. Externally, the O-2 (the O stands for the English word observation) differed from the 337 only in that it had additional windows for the observer and the four carriers attached to the wings for external loads. Luminaries, light weapons, or missiles could be attached to these carriers. In contrast to the civilian variant, the O-2s were equipped with radio and navigation systems that were extremely modern for the time. The full name of the standard version of this aircraft, of which a total of 501 units were delivered to the US Air Force and 12 units to the Iranian Air Force at the beginning of 1970, was O-2A. The US Air Force decommissioned its last O-2s in the 1980s. For the psychological warfare, 31 machines were equipped with three 600 watt audio...

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Bell AH-1W Super Cobra Review

Revell Bell AH-1W Super Cobra-1-48-Review
Bell AH-1W Super Cobra Review Revell | No. 04943 | 1:48 | Injection molding Prototype: In 1966, Bell Aircraft inc. the two prototypes of an attack helicopter based on the light multi-purpose helicopter Bell UH-1, which was now indispensable in the Vietnam War. The Bell UH-1G "Huey Cobra" was immediately ordered by the U.S. Army produced in series and used immediately in South Vietnam. The success of this attack helicopter also escaped the U.S. Marine Corps not and it required a maritime counterpart of the aircraft. Above all, this should be able to operate from ships. In order to do justice to the often long flight routes over the sea, the Cobra was further developed into a larger and more compact machine with a twin-engine. The new helicopter was named: AH-1J Sea-Cobra. It went into series production in 1969. After some continuous improvements, the AH-1W Super Cobra was put into service in 1983. This pattern is powered by two T700-GE-401 turbo engines and has a top speed of 282 km / h above sea level. The weapons equipment consists of AGM-114 Hellfire and AGM-122 Sidearm missiles. This type is in operational use with eight mixed HMLA squadrons. The machines are stationed in Camp Pendleton / California. The AH-1W is still an integral part of the USMC. Kit: Brought onto the market by Italeri in 1994, Revell from Bünde / Westphalia is now releasing it. At a scale of 1:48, this model of the "Heli" is unique. However, one should not expect any miracles from...

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Ferrari SF90 Spider Shown On The Street For The First Time

Ferrari SF90 Spider
Ferrari SF90 Spider Italian automaker Ferrari introduced its new monster SF90 Spider last month. The vehicle, which has 986 horsepower, was viewed on the roads this time. Ferrari introduced the new SF90 Spider model last month. The 986 horsepower SF90 Spider was also the first convertible hybrid car of the Italian-based automaker. Although the vehicle was unveiled a month ago, Ferrari's new monster was seen on the streets this time. A YouTube channel called Varryx posted images of the Ferrari SF90 Spider taken in the Maranello region of Italy. Ferrari SF90 Spider spotted on the streets  The 3-minute video, which you can watch from above, first features a black Ferrari Portofino. After the Portofino moves, the Ferrari SF90 Spider becomes the only vehicle in the camera's field of view. The golden yellow color it wears on the vehicle is called Giallo Montecarlo. The Ferrari SF90 Spider is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine and a group of electric motors. The total of these engines can transmit 986 horsepower to all four wheels. It takes only 2.5 seconds to reach a top speed of 340 km / h from 0 to 100 km / h. Also, the person who shot this video later manages to view the new Ferrari Portofino M model at the same point. The Portofino M, which has an internal combustion power transmission mechanism, is a little less 'powerless' than the SF90 Spider with its 612 horsepower.

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Review

Tamiya Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Review
Tamiya Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Review Tamiya | No. 24331 | 1:24 Original: Although still known as a manufacturer of luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz also produced a number of motorsport vehicles that made history. One of the most notable is the 300 SLR, which won the Italian Mile Miglia, an endurance race on public roads and then added additional victories to dominate the 1955 racing season. The SLR legend celebrated a comeback in 2003 when the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As a joint venture together with McLaren Cars, the car manufacturer affiliated with the F-1, manufactured in England, the SLR has clearly elongated proportions made possible by its front-mounted engine, a rarity among super sports cars. The slits in the front fenders and the exhaust pipes re-flash the design of the 300 SLR, while the front end is based on contemporary F-1 cars. The gullwing doors reflect the design of the 300SL gullwing. The monocoque body uses the same lightweight carbon fiber fabric as F-1 cars, while the rear lower endplate forms a diffuser to generate downforce. A 5.5l V8 supercharged engine, which provides a gigantic 626PS, provided power. A super-fast braking effect is made possible by massive carbon-ceramic brake discs and an adjustable rear spoiler. With an acceleration from 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of over 330 km / h, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ranks among such super sports cars as Enzo Ferrari and Porsche Carrera GT. However, no special skills are...

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Arma Hobby 1/72 TS-11 Iskra Deluxe Set Review

Arma Hobby 1/72 TS-11 Iskra Deluxe Set Review
Arma Hobby 1/72 TS-11 Iskra Deluxe Set Review Prototype: The PZL TS-11 Iskra (Polish: Funke) is a jet trainer that was developed and built by the PZL Mielec in the late 1950s as a replacement for the MiG-15UTI for basic training for pilots in the Warsaw Treaty armies. The second of a total of four prototypes took off on February 5, 1960, with test pilot Andrzej Abramowicz on the stick for its maiden flight. The Armstrong Siddeley Viper-8 engine used here later replaced the more modern and more powerful Polish SO-1. On September 11, 1960, the TS-11 was in? Ód? the air show taking place. In the autumn of 1961, the model was compared to the competition designs Jak-30 and Aero L-29 in the USSR. The dolphin emerged from the competition as the winner. Poland refused and stuck to its model. The first series of machines were delivered to the Polish Air Force in spring 1964, where they replaced the TS-8 Bies in 1965/66. A few Iskra up to A followed in 1966 a larger batch with SO-1 engines than Iskra up to B (or Iskra 100). This had four instead of two underwing stations for external loads. From 1969 onwards, weapon containers could also be installed SO-3 engine with longer service life used. In 1972, five single-seat Iskra to C reconnaissance aircraft (also Iskra 200. Production ended in 1979. India was the only export customer to buy 50 copies of the D...

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MiniArt 1:35 Focke Wulf C30A Heuschrecke Late production

MiniArt 135 Focke Wulf C30A Heuschrecke Late production
Focke Wulf C30A Heuschrecke Late production Review MiniArt | No. 41018 | 1:35 Prototype: The breakthrough in vertical flight by means of an aircraft is mainly due to the perseverance of the Spanish designer Juan de la Cierva. While hopes to build a helicopter previously ended in several failures of quite adventurous constructions, Cierva made his breakthrough in the early 1920s with a concept of the so-called autogyros. That means: A radial engine, conventional at the time, with a propeller, drove a system of rotor blades, called lifting screws, and was thus able to make take-off and landing from a standing start. In the forward flight, the rotors were kept rotating by means of the propeller and thus replaced the wings. The mother of all helicopters was also known as the gyroplane at that time. The Cierva C.30 went into production after a few setbacks and many countries, including England and Germany, applied for a license to build it. Kit: It is a form variant of the Avro Rota Mk. I, here in the German variant of the Focke Wulf Heuschrecke. It seems to be slowly coming into fashion that more and more manufacturers of airplane models are finally dedicating themselves to the variety of types between the two world wars. This is an almost undiscovered country in our hobby. Thanks to Miniart, that such a model can be built in the optimal size for the little flier. And what manufacturing and detailing. 96 components made of plastic, burr-free and filigree wait to...

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Measuring paint and thinner to mix

Measuring paint and thinner to mix
It is a frequently asked and always a hot topic. In our experience, we wanted to publish a technically correct "Measuring paint and thinner to mix" table on this subject, which varies according to each modeler's perspective and environmental conditions. Don't forget to share your questions and suggestions with us. Paint Thinner Mixing ratios GSI Creos (Gunze Sangyo) Acrylic Tamiya Thinner, Alcohol, distilled water 1:1, 1:2 Humbrol Acrylic Water 1:1, 1:2 Italeri Acrylic Italeri Thinner 2:1 Lifecolor Acrylic Lifecolor Thinner Ready to paint but a few drops of thinner are recommended. Polly Scale Acrylic Distilled water 9:1 Tamiya Acrylic Tamiya Acrylic Thinner or Alcohol 2:1 Testor Model Master Acrylic Synthetic Thinner Ready to paint but a few drops of thinner are recommended. Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Thinner 3:1 Vallejo Model Air Vallejo Thinner Ready to paint but a few drops of thinner are recommended. Xtracrylix Xtracrylix Thinner 3:2  

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Zvezda M4A2 Sherman Review

Zvezda M4A2 Sherman Review-2
Zvezda M4A2 Sherman Review Prototype: The medium American main battle tank M4 went into series production in February 1942 and, with a quantity of around 50,000 units, is considered the most widely built western tank of the Second World War. In the context of mass production with simultaneous standardization of the components, it was possible to keep the manufacturing costs comparatively low. He got his nickname Sherman from the British who were able to distinguish the US version from the English version with the name Lee. The first combat operation came in the second battle of El Alamein in Egypt, in which the relatively robust, weakly armed, and weakly armored vehicle was able to hold its own. But this is primarily due to the fact that on the German or Italian side at this point in time there were also only light or medium tanks facing each other. As early as 1943, the Sherman could no longer keep up with the newly developed heavy German tanks in battle. However, this was offset by its clear numerical superiority as well as ease of repair and maintenance. The motorization took place only in the version M4A2 with two diesel engines of the type General Motors 6-71 which together generated an output of 375 hp. This version also had water containers attached to the ammunition stowage spaces (wet stowage), which should significantly reduce the high risk of fires in the fighting area after hits. The majority of this version was delivered to the Soviet Union as part...

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Italeri 1-32 F-104 A/C Starfighter Review

Italeri 1-32 F-104 A/C Starfighter Review
Italeri 1-32 F-104 A/C Starfighter Review Prehistory: It took almost 35 years until a new, contemporary kit of this classic jet was manufactured on a large scale 1:32. Up to now, fans of the F-104 had to fall back on the time-honored kit from Hasegawa in order to build a model of the somewhat larger kind. (If this product was still on offer at all.) The Italeri company from Bologna / Italy is now providing a remedy. The kit available to us is the classic American version of the "Starfighter": The F-104 A / C interceptor, which also had a short period of use in the Vietnam conflict. Anyone who opts for an F-104 A must - with the exception of the AIM 9B missiles - refrain from equipping them with alternative weapons. The installation of the Vulcan cannon would also be omitted, as this was only installed in series from around 1964, as the reliability of the weapon was not available until then. The F-104 C, however, first flight in 1958, got a more powerful General Electric J 79-GE-7 engine and could then be equipped with more effective armament. A detachable air refueling probe was also provided. The "Starfighter" was now also used as a fighter-bomber. In Vietnam, from 1965, the machine took over the task of a hunter escort to protect the early warning reconnaissance vehicle Lockheed "Warning-Star", a military variant of the famous "Super Constellation" and the Republic F-105 on its "Wild Wiesel" missions. Because of the short-range of the...

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Best wooden ship model kits

Best wooden ship model kits
Wooden Model Boat Kits For some model lovers, it is more gratifying to build their own ships, yachts, and sailboats rather than buy a ready-made ship model. Best wooden ship model kits For some model lovers, it is more gratifying to build their own ships, yachts, and sailboats rather than buy a ready-made ship model. Wooden Ship Models appeals to both ready-made model collectors and enthusiastic model boat lovers who prefer to make their own models by offering services and related products to meet all their needs. HobbyZero.com offers a wide range of high-end ship building kits and wooden yacht model kits; Also, there are different levels of difficulty to choose from to ensure you choose the right one for you. There are many reasons why you might want to build your own model. Based on the feedback we've received, the satisfaction of doing something you can be completely proud of with your own hands is nothing.

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How to Paint Over a Diecast Car

How to Paint Over a Diecast Car Step-1
How to Paint Over a Diecast Car Do you have a Diecast car that you want to repaint or from Scratch? Let's find out how in 12 steps. 1-Start disassembling the cart and separate all the parts until only one metal shell remains.   2-During this process, all coatings, interior parts, etc. to ensure safety and not to lose parts. Put it in a sealed sandwich bag. 3-You can overpower the existing paint with new paint, but we can guarantee that you will get much better results if you remove the existing paint. This is because the factory paint is thick and uneven. Spraying on can cause loss of detail or uneven gaps or thickness. So how do we remove old paint? It's easier than it looks. Put some brake fluid in a bucket and then put the car body in it. It takes a day or two, but the brake fluid removes the paint. (You may need to hit some areas with an old toothbrush or other brush, do not use anything to scratch the metal.)     4-After all, paint has been removed from the body, wash and dry the body to remove brake fluid. (You may want to reuse the brush in off-road places.)   5-Try not to touch the body before and between coats of paint, as oils from your skin, can affect the paint. Therefore, it is essential to use plastic gloves during the painting stages. (A bent coat hanger can be used to hold the Diecast Body, or there may be suitable...

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Miniart SU-122 Review

Miniart SU-122 Review
1:35 Miniart SU-122 Review Prototype: The SU-122 was a Soviet medium self-propelled artillery vehicle that was developed at the time of World War II. The designation SU means Samochodnaja Ustanowka (self-propelled gun) and the number 122 stands for the caliber of the vehicle's main weapon. The design office of the Uralsky Zavod Tjaschologo Maschinostrojenija, USTM for short, Uralmash - Ural heavy engineering plant in Sverdlovsk designed the SU-122 in November 1942. Lev Israilewitsch Gorlitski, one of the leading specialists in the development of medium-sized self-propelled guns, was the project manager. Series production began a month later. Production of the SU-122 ended after 638 units had been built in August 1943, when the production capacity for the manufacture of the new SU-85 tank destroyer was cleared. Many assemblies of the SU-85, such as the chassis, were further developments of the corresponding parts of the SU-122. The Red Army used the SU-122 from February 1943. The vehicles were used with success mainly as a medium assault gun, sometimes they also took over the tasks of self-propelled howitzers. Attempts to use it as a tank destroyer failed due to the unsuitable main weapon. The high point of active use was in the second half of 1943. After the heavy losses in 1944, the SU-122 was then rarely in the fleet of the Soviet troops, individual vehicles remained in combat until the end of the war. Kit: As soon as you open the very well-filled telescope box, it is noticeable that we are once again holding a highlight...

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Bugatti New SuperCar Revealed. Is it really Super, Powerful and #1?

Bugatti New SuperCar Revealed-2
Bugatti New SuperCar Revealed A naked version of the new supercar of Bugatti, a French automaker affiliated to Volkswagen Group, has been revealed. The new image also shows how big the vehicle's powertrain will be. One of the first car manufacturers to come to mind when it comes to luxury and supercars, France-based Bugatti new supercar has emerged mysteriously. While the vehicle does not have a visible body in the image, it is clear how much space the vehicle's gigantic powertrain takes up. The luxury car manufacturer did not share any information about its new car, except for the image you can see below. The only text accompanying the shared image is "What about ..?" happened. Moreover, what this means is not yet known. Bugatti leaks naked version of his new supercar Shortly before this, this mysterious new car from Bugatti appeared on a track with its body. The car, whose nose is very close to the ground, has a very rigid appearance with large battery holes and roof air intake. There are also winglets and X-shaped taillights in the luggage area of ​​the vehicle. Bugatti Chiron supersport??? We can also get an idea of ​​the interior of the car in the nude picture of this Bugatti New SuperCar. The rider sits in a racing seat with his legs on his hips. Of course, as can be understood from here, the cabin part of this car will not be as luxurious as in other Bugatti cars. The information emerging about the car at the moment shows that it...

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Revell Porsche 911 Turbo Review

Revell Porsche 911 Turbo Review
Revell Porsche 911 Turbo Review 1:24 Prototype: The Porsche 911, also known as the 911 for short, is the most famous sports car from Porsche and is the epitome of this brand. The current model series is the 991, which has been in production since 2011. The first 911 was presented on September 12, 1963, at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main as the successor to the Porsche 356 with the designation Porsche 901. However, three-digit numbers with a zero in the middle were protected as a type designation for Peugeot, so that the car was launched on the market in 1964 as the Porsche 911. The car is a typical 2 + 2-seater with two seats and two jump seats. It is powered by a 6-cylinder boxer engine in the rear of the car. With the rear-engine design, 911 continues a classic design principle that can already be found in earlier Porsche developments, for example, the VW Beetle and the Porsche 356. The Porsche 911 usually has a rear-wheel-drive (Carrera); vehicles with all-wheel drive (Carrera 4) have also been offered since 1989. The top model since 1974 has been the 911 Turbo equipped with a turbo engine. Since 1995 the 911 GT2, a weight-optimized and performance-enhanced version of the 911 Turbo, has also been produced in a small series. Kit: The Porsche 911 Turbo appears as a re-edition of Revell / Monogram. The model, which appeared at the end of the eighties, already shone with a decent replica turbo engine and...

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SSC Tuatara Breaks World’s Fastest Mass Production Car Record (Video)

SSC Tuatara Breaks World's Fastest Mass Production Car Record
SSC Tuatara Breaks World's Fastest Mass Production Car Record The SSC Tuatara broke the Koenigsegg Agera RS's record for the world's fastest production car. The average speed reached by the vehicle during the record attempt is 508.7 km / h. In a report we shared with you recently, we mentioned that a local news channel claimed that the SSC Tuatara had taken the title of the fastest car in the world and that official statements are expected. That announcement has finally arrived and the SSC Tuatara is the new owner of the title of the world's fastest production car with an average speed of 508.7 km / h. In fact, SSC Tuatara managed to reach a maximum speed of 532.9 km / h in speed record trials conducted on 160 State Roads in Southern Nevada. However, in order to record the record, Guinness accepts the average round trip speed of the vehicle on the same road as "the highest speed". For this reason, SSC Tuatara is on record as the fastest mass-production car in the world with a speed of 508.7 km / h, not 532.9 km / h. Introducing the world's fastest mass-production car: SSC Tuatara In fact, the SSC Tuatara had the potential to go much higher than this speed. So, at least according to Oliver Webb, who was behind the wheel during his record attempt. “There was definitely more there. I know we can be faster with better conditions," Webb said, because of the wind, the vehicle could not reach its real...

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Toyota Develops Lunar Cruiser For Japanese Space Research Agency

Space Models Toyota Develops Lunar Cruiser For Japanese Space Research Agency
Toyota Develops Lunar Cruiser:   Japan-based automotive giant Toyota is developing a new exploration vehicle to be used on the lunar surface in partnership with the Japanese Space Research Agency (JAXA). The reconnaissance vehicle is expected to be sent to the Moon at the end of the 2020s and conduct research here. Toyota, one of the largest automotive companies in the world, cooperated with the Japanese Space Research Agency (JAXA) for the future of space exploration. In this context, the spacecraft "Lunar Cruiser" jointly developed by Toyota and JAXA was introduced in August. Toyota and JAXA announced their first partnership for space exploration in March last year. JAXA President Hiroshi Yamakawa said the partnership will play an important role in the full-fledged exploration of the lunar surface of manned mobile vehicles.   The vehicle will be sent to the Moon at the end of the 2020s:    Toyota and JAXA, which announced the traveling concept design in August, will continue to produce test pieces throughout the rest of 2020. Referring to Toyota's Land Cruiser model, the Lunar Cruiser vehicle is planned to be sent to the Moon at the end of the 2020s and make a smooth exploration of the difficult lunar surface. The concept vehicle, which is about the size of two minibusses, contains a 13 square meter living space that can accommodate two people. Designed for astronauts to safely remove their...

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Revell Stearman PT-17 KAYDET 1:48 Review

Revell Stearman PT-17 KAYDET 148 Review_01
Revell Stearman PT-17 KAYDET 1:48 Review Prototype: The Boeing Stearman is one of the best-known and most-built double-deckers. The US Army Air Corps used them with the designations PT-13, PT-17, and PT-18 Kaydet as training aircraft. In the United States Navy, it was referred to as N2S. 300 of the PT-27 were exported to the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942, 150 of the PT-17 went to China (including a license for reproduction) and a total of around 50 to Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Cuba, and Venezuela. According to Boeing, 8,584 machines were produced from 1934 onwards and a further 2,000 in the form of spare parts. 2,100 flew as sprayers in agriculture in 1945. For this purpose, the wings were clad in aluminum because the chemicals would have attacked the fabric covering. As a result, these aircraft received better engines. The U.S. Navy used the following versions: NS-1: 220 HP (164 kW) Wright J-5 Whirlwind engine, 61 were built (Boeing Model 73); N2S-1: R-670-14 engine, 250 were built; N2S-2: R-680-8 engine, 125 were built; N2S-3: R-670-4 engine, 1,875 were built; N2S-4: 577 were built; including 99 PT-17 of the USAAF with R-670-5 engine. Span: 9.8 m Length: 7.63 m Height: 2.8 m Original engine: A Continental R-670 with 164 kW (220 PS) Empty weight: 880 kg Max. Takeoff weight: 1230 kg Top speed: 200 km / h Range: 480 km (Source: Wikipedia, excerpts) Kit (prehistory): There has been a small-scale kit from Revell since the 1960s, which has seen many re-editions as Army and Navy versions to this day. At the...

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Revell 1:32 Hawker Harrier GR.1 50 Years Review

Revell 1:32 Hawker Harrier GR.1 50 Years Review
Revell 1:32 Hawker Harrier GR.1 50 Years Review Prototype: The Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1 is a single-engine, single-seat vertical/short take-off fighter-bomber made by the British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Ltd., later BAe, British Aerospace. The Harrier has been used by the Royal Air Force, the Thai Navy, Spanish Navy, and the United States Marine Corps. From April to December 1969, the No. 1 Squadron the first 20 series GR.1. In England the No. 1 Squadron in Wittering and No. IV Squadron in Wildenrath. The No. 233 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) was also set up in Wittering. After the Harrier's flexibility in these units had become apparent, the No. 3 and 20 Squadron in Wildenrath with the replacement of their equipment with the Harrier. The first two-seat training aircraft also followed in 1970. In 1977, the RAF-Harrier in Germany relocated to the RAF Gütersloh location. 20 Squadron was disbanded. Due to the local conditions, the nominally 36 aircraft were divided into only two squadrons, the No. 3 and 4 Squadron. The No. 3 and 4 Squadron were stationed in RAF Laarbruch (Weeze) from 1992 to 1999, then relocated to England and decommissioned a few years later. During the Falklands War, the Harrier proved to be on a par with pure fighter aircraft, such as the Dassault Mirage III used by the Argentine armed forces, in aerial combat. This was partly because of the AIM-9L Sidewinder air-to-air missiles supplied by the United States, but mainly because the never intended pivoting of the thrusters during the...

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Aero L-29 Delfín AMK 1-48 Review

Aero L-29 Delfín AMK 1:48 Review
Aero L-29 Delfín AMK 1-48 Review Prototype: The Aero L-29 Delfín (NATO code name "Maya") was the standard jet trainer aircraft for the Warsaw Treaty states in the 1960s. The L-29 was a cantilever mid-wing aircraft in all-metal half-shell construction with a circular fuselage cross-section and a T-tail unit. The wings were not swept and each had a main spar. Two additional tanks could be carried at external load stations, which increased the range of the machine by 254 kilometers. Alternatively, it was possible to carry 100kg free-fall bombs or rocket containers on the carriers. The single-tire nose wheel landing gear was sprung and fully retractable. The project planning work was carried out by Karel Tomaš and Zdeněk Rublič and began in 1955. The first flight of the prototype XL-29 (ID: OK-70) took place on April 5, 1959, and was carried out by Rudolf Duchon. In September 1961 a comparison flight between the L-29, the Soviet Jak-30, and the Polish TS-11 Iskra took place in Monino. With the exception of Poland, which wanted to stick to its model, all Warsaw Pact states opted for the L-29. Series production began in February 1962 with the pilot series (WNr. 190001-190010) at Aero in Vodochody and ended in 1974 after 3,665 units were built, 1,722 of which were manufactured at LET in Kunovice. The L-29 was easy to fly and undemanding to maintain, which made it a popular aircraft. In addition to the normal trainer version, there was also a single-seater aerobatic version (L-29A Delfin Akrobat) and...

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The World’s Largest Commercial Jet Engine GE9X, Alone as Thick as an Airframe, Receives Official Approval

The World's Largest Commercial Jet Engine GE9X, Alone as Thick as an Airframe, Receives Official Approval
World's Largest Commercial Jet Engine GE9X Receives Official Approval The huge GE9X turbofan jet engine, developed for Boeing's 777X aircraft, signed by General Electric, received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration. The radius of the engine is close to the body of the Boeing 737. US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing, who had to lay off thousands of its employees due to the difficulties experienced before and after the pandemic period, has been awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of GE Aviation signed GE9X turbofan jet engines to be used in the Boeing 777X, which is the world's largest and most efficient passenger aircraft. announced that it managed to get approval. The GE9X turbofan jet engine, which also closed the FAA approval and left no obstacles for production, also became the world's largest commercial jet engine. This gigantic engine, which made its first flight with 777Xs on January 25, enables a large number of people to travel in the most efficient way. After the engine was approved by the FAA, GE Aviation CEO John Slattery said, “There is no alternative to the triangle GE9X formed with its size, power and fuel efficiency. "This engine will make our customers stand out in terms of safety and value." Features of GE9X turbofan jet engine GE9X, which has a fan of around 3.5 meters in diameter, has 16 fan blades. The size of the engine, which can provide 490 kN of thrust thanks to this enormous size, is almost the same size as the body of the Boeing...

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Awe-inspiring features of the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
2021 Chevrolet Camaro   Chevrolet Camaro series managed to attract attention once again with the 2021 model. We have listed the price and features of the Chevrolet Camaro 2021, one of the most aggressive and sporty looking models of the American "pony" class. When American cars are mentioned, generally few car models come to mind. One of them is the Chevrolet Camaro model, which carries a monster under a body that looks both aggressive and equally sporty. Camaro models, which have been active in production since 1970, are now able to attract attention with their 6th generation. The 2021 model of the beloved American monster Chevrolet Camaro was introduced. The model, which looks extremely sporty in terms of design, as well as minor improvements in terms of performance, seems to be loved. If you wish, let's take a look at the remarkable features and price of the Chevrolet Camaro 2021 without further ado. Chevrolet Camaro design   Exterior design: The exterior design of the Chevrolet Camaro does not differ much from the model released last year, but it is very stylish. The legendary modern Camaro body design also appears in the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro model. The front lower grille, specially designed for aerodynamic performance, reaches up to the lower headlight assembly and creates a stylish appearance. In addition, the LED extension of the upper headlights made the upper grille look stylish. In the standard equipment of the car, very dynamic and sporty lines are seen. These sporty lines did not spoil the harsh image of the vehicle in any...

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6th-Gen BMW M3 and M4 Introduced with Exaggerated Grille

6th-Gen BMW M3 and M4 Introduced with Exaggerated Grille
6th-Gen BMW M3 and M4 Introduced : The 6th generation BMW M3 and BMW M4 are introduced with their ultra-powerful engine and huge grille design. Prices of cars that will meet with drivers at the end of 2020 have not yet been announced. German automotive giant BMW has officially introduced the new BMW M3 and BMW M4 models, which will be talked about especially with their designs. The new M3 and M4, which have much larger grilles than we are used to, have the potential to draw attention wherever they are with their sharp design lines. The new generation M3 and M4, with standard equipment options such as LED headlights, carbon fiber roof, 18 rear 19-inch wheels at the front, have the same 2857 millimeter wheelbase, but the M3, a sedan, is 116 millimeters longer and 10 millimeters wider. The M4 is about 17 millimeters wider than the previous generation. 6th generation BMW M3 and BMW M4 design The new BMW M3 and M4 feature the same Biturbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Vehicles offering 480 horsepower and 550 Nm torque in the standard version; In Competition versions, they produce 510 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. For this reason, the maximum speed of 250 km / h in the standard version increases to 290 km / h in the Competition version, which accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds. In the new M3 and M4, BMW offers a 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive option for drivers who want to be in full control;...

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Apollo 11 Columbia Eagle Spacecraft Model Kit Review

Apollo 11 Columbia Eagle Spacecraft Model Kit Review
Apollo 11 Columbia Eagle Spacecraft Model Kit Review Prototype: For the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Revell has reissued its old kit with the Eagle lander, the Columbia command module and the service module including a stand and a piece of the lunar surface for hobbyists aged 10 and over. Kit: The kit comes with the categorization "Level 3" in a predominantly black, as always not very stable bulk box on the handicraft table. It consists of 53 plastic parts in silver including 3 figures, a large piece of acetate foil for the windows, a piece of gold foil and a small decal sheet. A small bottle of Revell Contacta plastic glue, four small cups with acrylic paints and a rather shaggy brush, size 2, are also included for assembly and painting. The injection molded parts clearly show the age of the molds, they are blessed with plenty of casting burrs. You can also find streaks in the plastic on almost all parts. With the large stand arm, you can attach the Columbia and the service module to the piece of the moon surface, which also serves as the stand base. With the Eagle on its return launch platform and the two astronauts on the surface, a very appealing diorama can be created. Since all components of the spaceship are completely built individually, there is theoretically the possibility of simulating all phases of the flight: flight to the moon, mission on the lunar surface, restart from the moon and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. The...

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Vallejo Metallic Panel Metal Color Set

Vallejo Metallic Panel Metal Color Set
Vallejo Metallic Panel Metal Color Set One or the other is familiar with the Vallejo acrylic paints. A set with acrylic-based metal paints has been available for some time. There are four shades of 32ml each. These are 77,701 aluminum, 77,703 dark aluminum, 77,712 steel and 77,724 silver. Stirring is made easier by the balls in the bottles. These colors are intended for the representation of a living metal surface of an airplane. In the instructions, there are further references to other metal colors and sets. The latter always contains four 32ml bottles. Conclusion: Vallejo implemented a good idea here. These four colors are sufficient to make the metal surface of an airplane appear realistic. Because you can combine them with each other in an unlimited way, not just for model railroaders!Vallejo Metal Color can also be applied with a brush. It can be diluted with Airbrush Thinner or Flow Improver.A bottle of thinner designed for use with Vallejo acrylics. Used to lengthen colors, increase fluidity, and delay drying time. We recommend adding thinner in the specified proportions to the colors while airbrushing.Recommended compressor settings for airbrushing are approximately 15 – 20 PSI or 0.5 to 1 kg.Metal Medium is an acrylic medium formulated with mica that can be mixed with acrylic colors to create an iridescent shine or applied alone for a silvery iridescent effect.Vallejo's new range of acrylic airbrush colors is Mecha Color. Specially designed for painting Robots, Gundam, Transformer, and Gunplas figures.There are 119 acrylic colors. Game Color was developed for...

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North American P-51D Mustang Tamiya 60322 – 1/32 Review

North American P-51D Mustang Tamiya 60322 - 1/32 Review
North American P-51D Mustang Tamiya 60322 - 1/32 Review The story: The success story of the P-51 began in 1940 when the British Procurement Commission, which was responsible for purchasing American weapons, asked North American Aviation Company to produce the Curtiss P-40 under license for the British demand for fighter aircraft allowed to. North America was already planning an improved successor, the NA-73. The British ordered 320 pieces, which were later increased to 620 copies. The clients introduced many improvements to the new aircraft type. Due to these improvements to the NA-73 and despite the same engine as the P-40 Curtiss (Allison V-1710 V piston engine), the NA-73 - referred to by the Royal Air Force as the Mustang I - was considerably faster. But it quickly became apparent that the Mustang the Americans called the type P-51 A because of the weak engine at high altitudes could not be used as a fighter aircraft. After the first combat missions in May 1942, the early model was used as a fast fighter-bomber and as a reconnaissance aircraft at low altitudes. Again the British came up with the idea of ​​installing the much more powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin high-performance engine in the Mustang. This engine made the Mustang one of the best fighters of the Second World War and a legend. The Merlin engine was installed in the British from the Mustang II. For the Americans from the P-51 B u. C version. The US Air Force in particular benefited from this aircraft. It had an...

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Revell 1/32 F/A-18 E Super Hornet Review

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Revell 1/32 F/A-18 E Super Hornet Review Prototype: The Boeing F / A-18 E / F Super Hornet is a twin-engine, carrier-based, multi-role fighter aircraft that was primarily used by the U.S. Navy is deployed. Compared to the predecessor of the F / A-18 Hornet, it is a comprehensive new development. The airframe of the Super Hornet is much larger than that of the Hornet. The wings are 25% larger, the engines (two F414-GE-400 from General Electric) deliver 35% more thrust and the internal fuel capacity has been increased by 33%. The aim of these measures was above all to increase the range, which was the main criticism of the Hornet, as well as the landing weight since the Hornet could not land on an aircraft carrier with a full drop tank or bomb load. As a result, the operating radius of the Super Hornet could be brought back to the carrier by around 40% and up to 60% more payload (maximum 4.080 kg).> Special distinguishing features of the Super Hornet are the diamond-shaped air inlets and the larger strakes. With the Super Hornet, the emphasis was placed on a lower radar signature. This can be seen most clearly in the new air inlets. Although the Super Hornet is a new development, 90% of the maintenance-critical parts are identical to the Hornet. The self-defense systems have been brought up to date. In the cockpit, the CRT-MFDs have been replaced by larger, colored LCDs. There is now a touchscreen under the HUD, and...

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Revell 1-48 Rockwell B-1B Lancer Platinum Edition Review

Revell 1-48 Rockwell B-1B Lancer Platinum Edition Review
Revell 1-48 Rockwell B-1B Lancer Platinum Edition Review Prototype: The Rockwell B-1 Lancer, also known as the Boeing B-1 since Rockwell International was taken over by Boeing, is a supersonic, strategic long-range bomber that has been used by the United States Air Force since 1986. Development of the aircraft began in the mid-1960s, but the B-1A was never put into service and the project was halted in 1977. It was not until 1981 that the old plans were taken up again and modified into today's B-1B Lancer. The first machines were taken over in 1986 and flew missions over Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. (from https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_B-1) Kit: The kit of the B-1B has been around since 1983. It is and remains one of the largest plastic injection-molded kits available in terms of dimensions. In this new edition, Revell has included two sets of etched parts by Eduard under the title "Platinum Edition". But first to the plastic. The huge box is well filled. The huge upper and lower halves of the fuselage molded in one piece are impressive. The injection-molded parts are obviously even larger when they are produced and have been cut up in order to even fit into the box. They are packed in bags, and that's a good thing because the sheer size of the components tends to cause them to detach from the casting branch and go on their own journey. The age of the kit also means that Revell put the B-1B at a very early stage. In particular, the...

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10 Most Expensive Mercedes Benz

10 Most Expensive Mercedes Benz
We have brought together the most expensive Mercedes Benz cars with their prices and remarkable features. Mercedes Benz, one of the most popular manufacturers in the automotive world, has a special corner in the hearts of automobile lovers, especially with its expensive models. German automobile giant Mercedes Benz makes a name for itself not only with the cars it offers for sale but also with its concept designs. Apart from the Mercedes Benz C180 or A-Class models that we are used to seeing on the roads, there are also designs at a very high price. The values ​​of these cars, which are offered for sale in a limited number, especially abroad, reach millions. Going beyond the automobile business, Mercedes Benz makes a name for itself in passenger transportation with its bus designs, and Vito and Sprinter models. Even these vehicles have concept models planned to be produced in the future. While we haven't gotten used to the normal Mercedes Benz price list, the high prices you will see in the list we will transfer in a minute may sound a bit jaw-dropping. If you're ready, let's start. The most expensive Mercedes Benz cars: Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 999 Red Gold Dream - $ 10 million Mercedes CLK-GTR Roadster - $ 3.5 million Mercedes Benz CLK GTR Super Sport - $ 3.3 million Mercedes Benz CLK LM Starben Version - $ 3 million Mercedes Benz C112 Concept - $ 3 million Mercedes Benz Vision SLR Concept - $ 3 million Mercedes Benz AMG Vision Gran...

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