Kamazing Typhoon!

Russian Armored Vehicle Typhoon-K Zvezda 1/35, Ref. 3701 ‘Typhoon’ is a family of modern Russian mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) armoured vehicles developed from a common engine, suspension, protection and control systems.  Two, three and four axle vehicles are part of this family.  Over 100 companies are involved in the programme. The Kamaz Typhoon-K that particularlyContinue reading “Kamazing Typhoon!”

Sleek New Airbus

Airbus A320neo Civil Airliner Zvezda 1/144, Ref. 7037 The Airbus A319/320/321neo are part of a ‘second generation’ family of airliners built upon the successful ‘A319/A320/A321’ family designed during the latter part of the past century.  The more modern design first flew in 2014 and entered service with Lufthansa in early 2016 and, with over 7,000 aircraftContinue reading “Sleek New Airbus”

9/11 Lifesavers

First Responders Paulus Victor 1/72 & 1/48, Ref. PV-002-72 & PV-002-48 The latest decal sheets coming from this very interesting Croatian company is dedicated to a number of UH-1 Hueys that were amongst the first responders at the Pentagon on that infamous day, the 11th of September 2001. As usual with the work from thisContinue reading “9/11 Lifesavers”

Dead-ended Panther

German Medium Tank VK. 3002 (DB) with suspension type II OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72086 What an awkward surprise for the Germans to face the unexpected T34/76 during the Barbarossa’s invasion of the Soviet Union in spring 1941. Pretty rapidly, in November 1941, the Heereswaffenamt outlined specifications for a whole new 30-35 tons class tankContinue reading “Dead-ended Panther”

Big Jets Galore

Hangar No1 – Special Jet Fighters, by Jarek Rydzynski & René Joyal Joycraft Productions Those of us that share our hobby on the Net probably know Jarek Rydzynski who has been showing off his unique models on his website and his Facebook page.  Number of us have, no doubt, right-clicked and saved some of hisContinue reading “Big Jets Galore”

High-octane Early Spitfire

Spitfire Mk.IIa Eduard ‘ProfiPACK Edition’ 1/48, Ref. 82153 The Spitfire Mk.II series was built in about 920 units: it was an upgrade of the Spitfire Mk.I thanks to (amongst other things) the installation of a more powerful engine, the Merlin XII of 1.150 hp (instead of the 1.030 hp-rated engine for the Mk.I). This engineContinue reading “High-octane Early Spitfire”

Feline-footed T-34

Wheels for T-34, adapted Panther wheels type 1 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72457 Photographic evidence shows that Panther roadwheels were fitted to some Soviet T-34/76s, T-34/85s and SU-85s, possibly as an expedient before proper repair could be carried out.  They were usually fitted to stations 2 and 4, probably because they were weaker by designContinue reading “Feline-footed T-34”

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