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”

Desert Storm Birds with a Difference

Desert Raiders, Part.2 Paulus Victor 1/144, Ref. PV-002-144 This recent PaulusVictor release takes us back to 1991 and Operation Desert Storm and in particular to little-known anecdotes and facts about this conflict.  Markings are provided for a F-15E Strike Eagle that managed to shoot down an Iraqi Hind helicopter with a laser-guided bomb.  Yes, youContinue reading “Desert Storm Birds with a Difference”

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”

First Generation Insectoid

Westland Dragonfly HR.3 / HR.5 / WS-51 Miniwing 1/144, Ref. Mini 334 A welcome release from Miniwing, this first generation helicopter Westland Dragonfly, a first in this scale.  Two boxings have just been released (Mini 335 is labelled Dragonfly Mk.1 with French Aeronavale markings). The Westland Dragonfly was a licence-built Sikorsky S-51 (also known asContinue reading “First Generation Insectoid”

Incoming Magister

Miles Magister M.14 ‘RAF Trainer’ & ‘Foreign Service’ Heroes Models 1/144 Heroes Models in Italy have recently announced the release of their next 1/144 complete kit, the Miles Magister.  Although their website is currently under maintenance, both the website AND the new kit should be accessible and released on the 1st of February 2021.  OnlyContinue reading “Incoming Magister”

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