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  1. Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Krupp-Grusonwerk (35330) Mid Prod. AUG-SEP 1943 Interior Kit 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Ltd Unlike the later Tigers and Panther tanks, the Panzer IV had been designed in the years leading up to the outbreak of WWII, and was intended for a different role than it eventually played, which was as a form of infantry support with the mobile artillery function rolled into one. It was a heavier tank than the previous numbered types, and was well-designed, although it did suffer from the typical WWII German over-engineering that made them comp
  2. WWII Axis Pilots in the Cockpit (German, Italian, Japanese) ICM 1:32 (32111) Figures This new set from ICMs is no doubt designed for their new 1/32 scale kits, but can be used elsewhere. There is one pilot for each nationality with the appropriate clothing and parachute. In general the moulding is crisp and clean with plenty of detail. Like all of ICM's recent figures these are well sculpted and should build up well. Conclusion This is another great set from ICM and looks like a direct add on for their new kits (tho
  3. From The rules They are posted at the top of every section in that area
  4. More specifically Frinton On Sea. In addition only yesterday I had to delete 13 posts where people were double dipping, and in one case triple dipping. So If you had to message the MOD team to find out where your post went? There is your answer. To stop this an easy way is to get rid of your old post, this involves changing the title to Please delete etc and then reporting it via the report function (this is the three dots ... top right of your post) We do not sit there trawling the threads looking for finished ones. Thanks
  5. Well the ship owners told Evergreen on 1st April (very apt) they had declared General Salvage. Problem is some of this is not really what General Average is for so expect a long and complicated legal battle between various insurers and adjusters. Where some of the costs for towage, getting the ship unstuck etc could be met through this, damages levied by Egypt for closure etc cant be. Now if you dont have insurance you will have to pay your release deposit and then the final bill in cash to the adjuster. The lawyers will win big on this one
  6. Sd.Kfz 250/1 Ausf.A Halftrack 1:72 Special Armour (72019) The Sd.kfz 250 was a light armoured half track similar in appearance to the Hanomag Sd.Kfz.251/1 , both were a mainstay of the German armoured Personnel Carrier fleet, but was flexible enough to also take up many other tasks. With two steering wheels at the front, the rear was carried on tracks, giving it good clearance and rough ground capabilities that a truck simply could not manage once the going got tough. It was armoured sufficiently to deflect non-armour piercing rounds from small arms
  7. The Airfix kit has a few errors with regards the wing fences and the tank positions which are fixable, the area around the cockpit and the windscreen is not though. I wont be trading any of my Academy or Fujimi ones in for one. The new Italeri boxing of the Fujimi kit is well worth buying.
  8. German Traffic Tractor D8532 (38041) 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Ltd The Lanz Bulldog was a peculiar early tractor, powered by a single-cylinder “hot bulb” diesel engine with a single piston, which although it was ahem… agricultural, was very effective and easy to repair, so it became very popular in Germany, manufactured at its base in Mannheim and built under license in other countries. The D8500 used a three-speed transmission plus one reverse gear, and the curious engine was upgraded over time with output eventually reaching over 50hp. The upgrades were
  9. Modellers Data File #37 - The F-15 Eagle (9781838045814) MA Publications The need for a replacement to the F-4 was identified in the mid 1960s to counter the threat of existing and new aircraft that were being designed by the Soviet Union. Initially, the request was for an aircraft that had both air and ground capabilities and considerably heavier and faster than the F-4, however this was changed to focus on air superiority in both close and long range scenarios following analysis of air-to-air combat in the US Air Force in the 60s. With 4 manufacturers entering t
  10. Once again we are deleting multiple threads. If by some outside chance @Homebee has been beaten to a new release its almost guaranteed to be here in some for so please look.
  11. One member has been banned for highly inappropriate comments on this thread. We will not see anymore. Prince Phillip served this country in peace and war most of his life. I for one thank him for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme which I took part in.
  12. Yes the builds are too many of similar kits and seem to favour 1:48, they could do with being a bit more inclusive; as well as cutting the numbers with a bit more depth to the builds.,
  13. Modellers Data File #36 - The F-104 Starfighter (9781838045807) MA Publications The F-104 Starfighter (or missile with a man in it) was Lockheed's & Kelly Johnson's attempt to reverse the trend for large more complex fighters then being developed. It was basically an engine with very little airframe surrounding it. The aircraft had a short life in the US with them going towards heavier and more complex aircraft. The Starfighter did have much more success with NATO nations, though it would later transpire that this success was gained someway by Lockheed bribing
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