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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...

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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...

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Tamiya Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Review

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...

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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...

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Miniart SU-122 Review

Miniart SU-122 Review – Brief History and Unboxing

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...

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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...

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Revell Stearman PT-17 KAYDET 148 Review_01

Revell Stearman PT-17 KAYDET 1:48 Review

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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....

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Academy USMC F-35B First Look

Academy USMC F-35B First Look – Box Review

1/72 Academy USMC F-35B First Look If you have built the Academy's 1/72 F-35A, the breakdown of parts of this kit will be familiar, although most of the parts are new to account for the fuselage and power plant differences between traditional A and vertical take-off and landing B. The F-35A...

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AFV Club 1-35 scale M42 Duster Review

AFV Club 1-35 scale M42 Duster Review

The M42 Duster We are with you with a new model kit. AFV Club 1-35 scale M42 Duster. I will try to introduce you to the AFV Club M42 Duster model kit with the notes I made during the construction phase and review. AFV Club 1-35 scale M42 Duster was a mobile...

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Kitty Hawk MiG-25PU Foxbat

Kitty Hawk MiG-25PU Foxbat 1:48 Review

The MiG-25 has long been popular among modelers, but the two-person trainer with its gradual second cockpit has been largely ignored. Kitty Hawk MiG-25PU Foxbat 1:48 is stepping into this gap with the latest version. I haven't built Kitty Hawk MiG-25 Foxbat before, but I was impressed that this kit contains...

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Kitty Hawk FJ-2 Fury

Kitty Hawk FJ-2 Fury 1/48 Reviews

Kitty Hawk FJ-2 Fury 1/48 REVIEWS Finally; "Kitty Hawk FJ-2 Fury 1/48" released a "Navy Sword" scale. Very detailed construction options, with gun options, cockpit, wing folds, wheel wells, and landing gear, all fully detailed. Kitty Hawk contains more sub-stores than the right one; In addition, instructions for dropping tanks show incorrect...

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