Black Hawk Up-close

UH-60 Black Hawk The US Army Tactical Transport Helicopter By Robert Burik, Trackpad Publishing Ref. Rotor Books RB001, The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk was designed to replace the aging Bell UH-1 Huey during the 1970s.  It made its combat debut in 1983 during the invasion of Grenada. Black Hawks have participated in every major USContinue reading “Black Hawk Up-close”

Bigger, better Uhu

The Heinkel He 219-A Detailed Guide to The Luftwaffe’s Ultimate Nightfighter Richard A. Franks, Airframe Album No 1 (Second Edition); Valiant Wings Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-912932-18-4 Valiant Wings Publishing’s next title, to be published at the end of June 2021, returns to where the Airframe Album range started back in 2012 with a second, much expandedContinue reading “Bigger, better Uhu”

Belgian Flak in Detail

Belgium’s Gepard -Anti-aircraft Leopard Patrick Winnepenninckx, Trackpad Publishing, Foto Focus Series Just about to hit us is the latest title from Trackpad publishing dealing with modern Belgian armour, Belgium’s Gepard.  This is a much welcome addition to this series of books that can truly be qualified as ‘by modellers, for modellers’. This is also theContinue reading “Belgian Flak in Detail”

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”

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”

Figure Painting Bible

Figure Painting Techniques – F.A.Q.  by Kirill Kanaev AK Interactive, Ref. AK630 This book, covering materials and tools to the various stages involved in the building and painting of figures, represents a comprehensive reference for the figure painter. Its 484 pages are divided into six well illustrated chapters and a very useful comparison chart forContinue reading “Figure Painting Bible”

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