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”

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”

Commonwealth Rarities

Training in Britain 1941-43 Black Lion Decals 1/72, Ref. BLD72066 Armour used to train Commonwealth troops in Britain is the subject of the latest 1/72 Black Lion Decals decal sheet, providing markings for a number of rarely seen vehicles such as the Crusader Mk.I, the Covenanter Mk.I, the Ram II, the Churchill 3in. Gun CarrierContinue reading “Commonwealth Rarities”

HETS New Shoes

Wheels for M1070 and M1000 semi-trailer OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72462 & S72456 A couple of resin/rubber wheels and tyres sets meant for the 1/72 Takom M1070 & M1000 HETS have been released by OKB Grigorov.  I have not seen the basic kit but those ‘extras’ do look very nice indeed, even if it’s unlikelyContinue reading “HETS New Shoes”

Challenging Choices

Wheels for Challenger 2 (type 1 to 4) OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72466 to 469 Four types of 1/72 resin road wheels for the Challenger 2 MBT have joined the extensive catalogue of the Bulgarian artisan OKB Grigorov: The main difference resides in the road wheels featuring lightening holes or not (respectively types 3 &Continue reading “Challenging Choices”

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