Blog IPMS Belgium

This Blog is an online complement to the IPMS Belgium quarterly magazine, KIT. Its main aim is to allow for the publishing of reviews of new products graciously sent to us by various manufacturers and artisans and of reviews of new products purchased and/or tested by our members. Those are the type of reviews that we have been publishing in KIT for a very long time but it was felt that we needed another outlet, allowing us to publish faster, more regularly, more comprehensively and to a wider audience than can be done in a printed magazine.

Please find below our latest published reviews.

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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”

Far-eastern MBT Goodies

Wheels for Type 74 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72471 We can only applaud OKB Grigorov’s regular and continual release of upgrades for modern armour, in this case a resin set of beautifully cast resin road wheels that we assume could be used on the 2005 1/72 Trumpeter kit of the Japanese Type 74 MBT, orContinue reading “Far-eastern MBT Goodies”

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”

Blue Mirage

Mirage IIIE 13-QG ’25 years of Mirage IIIE’ EC-1-13 Artois 1990 SyHart Decal 1/72 & 1/48, Ref. 72-123 & 48-123 Back in 1990, to celebrate 25 years of Mirage IIIE service within the French Air Force, aircraft no. 426, 13-HQ, was given a special all-blue scheme bearing the Artois colours and the insignias of allContinue reading “Blue Mirage”

Low-cost Armour

German Light Tank Pz. Kpfw. 38 mit 7.5 cm KwK 40 (L /48) OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72077 The Light Tank Pz. Kpfw. 38 mit 7.5 cm KwK 40 (L /48) belongs to a series of conceptual designs proposed by Krupp in November 1943 to Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen and to Wa Pruef 6.   The aim was to increase theContinue reading “Low-cost Armour”

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