Incoming Heavy Weather

Tempest Mk.II ‘The Last RAF Radial Engine Fighter’ Special Hobby 1/48, Ref. SH48214 Special Hobby have been kind enough to share some pictures of their forthcoming quarter-scale Tempest II kit, due out in May 2021. This will be a ‘Hi-Tech’ kit produced in co-operation with Eduard.  Resin parts, masks and photo-etched parts will obviously beContinue reading “Incoming Heavy Weather”

Red Pike

Soviet WWII Shchuka (Shch) Class Submarine Zvezda 1/144, Ref. 9041 The Shchuka- (or Sh-, or even Chrch-) class submarines were medium-sized soviet boats.  111 of them were built in seven different dockyards and were used in anger during WWII.  ‘Shchuka’ means ‘Pike’ in Russian.  Their numbering reflected their area of operation: the 100 Series operatedContinue reading “Red Pike”

News from the Other Side of the Big Pond

IPMS USA Journal November-December 2020 – Volume 32, Number 06 My mailman just dropped by to deliver the latest issue of Journal, one of the two publications of IPMS USA (the other being the quarterly… Quarterly, of course!). Journal is published every two months, in the English language (of course!).  Comparing to our own quarterlyContinue reading “News from the Other Side of the Big Pond”

Grrrrr..!

Russian Launch Vehicle S-400 « Triumf » SA-21 Growler Zvezda 1/72, Ref. 5068 The S-400 Triumf, NATO-coded SA-21 Growler, is a medium to long-range anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapon system that entered service in Russia during 2007.  The system includes a command centre vehicle, radar-carrying vehicles that are linked to several launchers. It is the missile-launcher vehicle thatContinue reading “Grrrrr..!”

Liquid Rust

Liquid Pigments Set : Rust Green Stuff World, Ref. GSW-10126 This product was designed to create weathering effects like powdered pigments, but you do not need to worry about losing them, or fixing them. They are best applied on a painted surface, a light spray of gloss varnish will improve the capillarity effect.  The productContinue reading “Liquid Rust”

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