I have added some more detail to my in-box review of Eduard's 1/48 scale Bf 109 G-6 - additional differences between the original and new releases that I have noticed while building the kit. These mainly relate to the rudders, fins and exhausts.
Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe Album No 9 - The Arado Ar 234-A Detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe’s Jet Bomber was published last week and is now available.There is also a worldwide post-free offer for fourth Airframe & Miniature title, The Hawker Tempest-A Complete Guide To The RAF’s Last Piston-engine Fighter. Check out Valiant Wings' website for details.
13 April, 2016
Tonight I review Eduard's newly tooled 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. I have analysed the differences between this kit and the 2014 release in detail, with 50 images of the kit parts, two built 2014 models, reference photos and more. In short, (spoiler alert) they really have fixed it and it is very good!
Also for our Australian visitors, the annual IPMS Queensland PX2016 will be held on Sunday 1 May 2016. This is arguably the largest second hand model kit sale held in Queensland. More details may be obtained by email to email@example.com
For our Australian visitors, IPMA announces that the NSW Scale Modelling Competition and Expo will be held in four weeks on 30 April and 1 May at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Hooka Rd, Berkeley NSW. More details are available on the IPMA website.
...and just a remnder tfor Australian visitors that the inaugural Greater Sydney Model Show Expo will be held on 2 & 3 April at Bowman Hall, Blacktown.
30 March, 2016
Today's new Squadron ScaleWorkshop video is my review of the new Revell 1/72 scale Handley Page Halifax B.Mk.III. To view the 8 minute video, simply click the play button on the screen below, or double click to view on YouTube with the option of HD and full screen.
For our Australian visitors, the inaugural Greater Sydney Model Show Expo will be held on 2 & 3 April at Bowman Hall, Blacktown. In addition to competition and vendors, there will be workshops and demonstrations going on at the Expo all weekend - figure painting workshops, resin casting and airbrush demonstrations, 3D printing displays, and more. More information is available on their Facebook page.
Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Ultimate Sabre Limited Edition. This kit includes the plastic sprues from Hasegawa's F-86F Sabre plus resin ad photo-etched parts, masks and Cartograf decals for five options. Images of all the contents are included.
For our Australian visitors, The Eastern Suburbs Scale Modelling Club is holding its annual swap and sell this Sunday in Melbourne at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. More details may be found on the website.
Jef Verswyvel from Squadron presents a video examination of the limited edition Encore 1/48 scale F-84F Thunderjet, based on the sprues of the Hobby Boss kit plus resin seat and colourful new markings.