Building Blocks

Tetrapod, 25t OKB Grigorov 1/350, Ref. A35001 An interesting release from the prolific bulgarian artisan, this kit contains concrete tetrapods used  in coastal engineering to prevent erosion and strengthen coastal structures such as seawalls and breakwaters. Their shape dissipate the force of incoming waves by allowing water to flow around rather than against them.  There are 20 of them in this set, cast inContinue reading “Building Blocks”

New Year Resolution

Royal Navy Resolution class submarine OKB Grigorov 1/1250, Ref. 120009 It was only a matter of time before OKB Grigorov released a smaller copy of their 1/700 (full hull) Resolution-class sub.  The 1/700 kit was one of their first naval kits, and if anything, quality has got better, despite the smaller scale.  The kits includeContinue reading “New Year Resolution”

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”

Persian Midget

Iranian Ghadir class submarine OKB Grigorov 1/350, Ref. 350012 The twelfth release from OKB Grigorov in their rather successful 1/350 naval range is the minute Ghadir-class sub, a class of midget submarines built by Iran specifically for cruising within the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf.  ‘Minute’ or ‘midget’ is relative of course, the real sub is still 29m long, and canContinue reading “Persian Midget”

Smaller Tracks

Tracks for T-72, Tiger, Panther & KV OKB Grigorov 1/100, Ref. S100001, S100004, S100005 & S100002 Good news for those hooked by Zvezda’s 1/100 AFV kits, OKB Grigorov has started a range of updates for those lovely little kits, starting with resin tracks for the T-72 MBT and Tiger, Panther and KV tanks.  Excellent quality,Continue reading “Smaller Tracks”

Shining Light

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse OKB Grigorov 1/350, Ref. 350002 OKB Grigorov has introduced a new range to its already bursting catalogue, ‘Port, Architecture & Fortification’, with a 1/350 rendition of Cape Hatteras’ lighthouse, off the North Carolina coastline.  It’s the tallest such structure in the USA.    This kit includes 18 resin and 31 photo-etched parts,Continue reading “Shining Light”

Exotic Subs!

German submarine type 209/1400 OKB Grigorov 1/700, Ref. 700129 The Type 209 series of diesel-electric submarines, designed and built in Germany (but not operated by the German Navy) have been widely exported since the 1960s. Several variants have appeared over the years and are designated Type 209/1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 and PN.  Brazil, Chile,Continue reading “Exotic Subs!”

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