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AK foams and carving tools
by: Rick Cooper  |  Vendor: AK Interactive
Rick Cooper takes three AK Interactive products for a trial run and shares his opinions and results with us.   >> READ MORE

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WEM: König class PE detail (1:350)
by: Andras  |  Vendor: White Ensign Models
Andras Donaszi shares his review of White Ensign Models 1/350 scale König Class Battleship Photo Etch.   >> READ MORE

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PVC Foam Board
by: Matt Leese  |  Vendor: Matho Models
Matho Models has released a pair of new products, a Foam Board HD as well as a PVC foam board. Here I try working with the PVC foam board to see how it stands up and out from the rest.   >> READ MORE

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IJN Destroyer Kagero Barrels (1:350)
by: David Foster  |  Vendor: Aber
Dave Foster gives us his review of the Aber 1/350 Turned Brass Barrels for the UJN Destroyer Kagero’s three main turrets (127mm/50 3td Year Type and the Type 96 dual 25mm AA Gun).    >> READ MORE

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Tweezer with hardened tips
by: Rick Cooper  |  Vendor: Plus Model
New tweezers series from Plusmodel.   >> READ MORE

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UK Bronze Green
by: Russ Amott  |  Vendor: Vallejo Acrylics
The Vallejo AFV painting system provides a range of colors specific to vehicles from specific countries and time periods to allow for graded highlights, shadows and colors in an easy to use package. Here is a look at the UK Bronze Green set.   >> READ MORE

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Realistic Wood Effects
by: Jake McKee  |  Vendor: AK Interactive
Jake McKee shares with us his thoughts on the book from AK Interactive 'Realistic Wood Effects'.   >> READ MORE

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German War Colors
by: Rick Cooper  |  Vendor: AK Interactive
A review of the new AK German War Colors paint set with a short comparison to others on the market.    >> READ MORE

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AK Interactive Primers
by: Sal Bertocci  |  Vendor: AK Interactive USA
Sal Bertocci takes AK Interactive USA's Acrylic Primers out for a test drive and shares his thought with us.   >> READ MORE

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polystyrene sheets
by: Russ Amott  |  Vendor: Plus Model
PlusModel offers a selection of polystyrene sheet stock for scratch building.    >> READ MORE

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Slate Roof Weathered (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
This is NOCH laser-cut weathered slate roof sheeting. The NOCH Laser-Cut Texture Sheets afford modelers material to build detailed structures. These high quality texture sheets are entirely engraved by laser.    >> READ MORE

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Slate Sheeting (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
This is NOCH laser-cut Slate Sheeting. The NOCH Laser-Cut Texture Sheets afford modelers material to build detailed structures. These high quality texture sheets are entirely engraved by laser.    >> READ MORE

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Deciduous Tree, 13 inches Tall (Multiple S)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH makes large trees marketed for G scale. They are suitable for smaller scales, too.   >> READ MORE

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Cork Rock Pieces (Multiple S)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH markets rock formations of natural material, in this case cork. It is lightweight, easy to work, and offers shapes, textures and coloring which mimic boulders and cliffs.   >> READ MORE

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Perfect Plastic Putty
by: Darren Baker  |  Vendor: Deluxe Materials
Darren Baker takes a look at Perfect Plastic Putty from Deluxe Materials, and takes a look at its properties in use.   >> READ MORE

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Apple Tree Apfelbaum, 3.2 in. (1:87)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH offers several categories of trees and bushes. As new materials and better models were developed, their original models were rebranded as Classic Trees. This is their Classic Tree medium height Apfelbaum apple tree, packaged as a single model in a cellophane bag.   >> READ MORE

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Storefront Signage (1:35)
by: Alan McNeilly  |  Vendor: Archer Fine Transfers
Alan McNeilly takes a look at Storefront Signage from Archer Fine Transfers.   >> READ MORE

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Apple Tree, 7.5 cm high (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
Frederick Boucher takes a look at the 7.5cm tall Apple Tree with Fruit from NOCH, in their PROFI series.
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PROFI Apple Tree, 7.5 cm high (Multiple S)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
This apple tree is the top-line offering of NOCH PROFI series, designed to be true to scale and as professional models. They strive for realistic forms and natural colors.   >> READ MORE

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Spruce, 5.1 in. / 13 cm (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH offers several categories of trees and bushes. As new materials and better models were developed, their original models were branded as Classic Trees. This is their Classic Tree medium height Spruce (Wetterfichte), packaged as a single model in a cellophane bag.   >> READ MORE

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PROFI Spruce Trees (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
PROFI trees are the high quality offerings by NOCH designed to be true to scale and for a professional models. They strive for realistic forms and natural colours.   >> READ MORE

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Birch, 3,9 in. / 10 cm (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: NOCH
NOCH offers several categories of trees and bushes. As new materials and better models were developed, their original models were branded as Classic Trees. This is their Classic Tree medium height birch, packaged as a single model.   >> READ MORE

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Ballast (Stone) (1:35)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Armor 35
Railroad modeling is being fortified with an ever expanding selection of models in the dominate military scale of 1/35. The Project Armor35 is an endevour from Russia to create accurate 1/35 German and Soviet railway track circa the Great Patriotic War. Armor35 produces track and rail spikes in resin, wooden and resin sleepers (cross ties), scaled sand and stone ballast, coal, and now figures.   >> READ MORE

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Ballast (Sand) (1:35)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Armor 35
Railroad modeling is being fortified with an ever expanding selection of models in the dominate military scale of 1/35. The Project Armor35 is an endevour from Russia to create accurate 1/35 German and Soviet railway track circa the Great Patriotic War. Armor35 produces track and rail spikes in resin, wooden and resin sleepers (cross ties), scaled sand and stone ballast, coal, and now figures.   >> READ MORE

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Outside Corner Sandbags (1:35)
by: Alan McNeilly  |  Vendor: Model Cellar
Alan McNeilly takes a look at the final interlocking sandbag section from Model Cellar, this one an Outside Corner.   >> READ MORE

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8'' - 9'' Deciduous Trees (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Woodland Scenics
Woodland Scenics series of Ready Made Realistic Trees™ features dozens of choices, including this set of two 9-inch tall deciduous trees with medium green foliage. These plastic tree armatures are fully assembled.   >> READ MORE

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Sandbag Sections - Straight (1:35)
by: Alan McNeilly  |  Vendor: Model Cellar
Alan McNeilly takes a look at the Straight Sections of the interlocking sandbag system from Model Cellar.   >> READ MORE

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Big Old Trees (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Woodland Scenics
Woodland Scenics was an early pioneer of metal model tree models. This kit includes 2 bendable and paintable lead-free metal tree armatures and dark green Foliage of 7 to 7 ˝ inches.   >> READ MORE

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Project Base & Backdrop (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Woodland Scenics
Woodland Scenics sells this base kit as part of their Scene-A-Rama line of diorama products. It can be used for any number of diorama uses.   >> READ MORE

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Desert Oasis Diorama Kit (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Woodland Scenics
Woodland Scenics produces this Desert Oasis Diorama kit in their Scene-A-Rama series. The kit comes with the base, ground cover, and trees and foliage to make a project, display or diorama.   >> READ MORE

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Desert Diorama Kit (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Woodland Scenics
Woodland Scenics produces this Desert Oasis Diorama kit in their Scene-A-Rama series. The kit comes with the base, ground cover, and trees and foliage to make a project, display or diorama.   >> READ MORE

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Rivet Decals (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Archer Fine Transfers
Archer Fine Transfers have served military modelers with high quality decals and accessories for more than a decade. Now they are making products for model railroaders. Model railroaders can now easily create uniform, evenly spaced rivets in the three major scales, O, HO, and N.   >> READ MORE

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Scene-A-Rama Building Kit (Other)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Woodland Scenics
Woodland Scenics tells us that this kit can create structures - buildings, geometric shapes, pyramids, tepees, covered wagons, castles, missions, waterwheels, bridges and more. Several tips and techniques are included with the instructional brochure..   >> READ MORE

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Spruce, Short Trunk (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Model Scene
A scenery company from the Czech Republic, Model Scene produces landscaping materials for model railroad layouts and other dioramas. Their products are handmade so each piece is unique. Models available include trees, ground cover foliage, leaves, wooden fences and precise laser cut details. Model Scene advertises their product range as appropriate for scales 1/32 through N scale (1/160).   >> READ MORE

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Stony Summer Grass Mat (Other)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Model Scene
A scenery company from the Czech Republic, Model Scene produces landscaping materials for any diorama, from model railroad layouts and architecture, to scale modeling. Their products are handmade so each piece is unique. Subjects available include trees, ground cover foliage, leaves, wooden fences and precise laser cut details. Model Scene products are appropriate for all main scales.   >> READ MORE

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Stony Steppe Mat (Other)
by: Fred Boucher  |  Vendor: Model Scene
A scenery company from the Czech Republic, Model Scene produces landscaping materials for any diorama, from model railroad layouts and architecture, to scale modeling. Their products are handmade so each piece is unique. Subjects available include trees, ground cover foliage, leaves, wooden fences and precise laser cut details.. Model Scene advertises their product range as appropriate for all common scales.   >> READ MORE

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Urban Diorama Base (1:35)
by: Alan McNeilly  |  Vendor: S.B. Models
Alan McNeilly provides a review of a 1/35 resin Urban Diorama Base by SB Scotia.   >> READ MORE

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Rock Mold (Other)
by: Scott Lodder  |  Vendor: Woodland Scenics
When you need rocks and you need them quick and easy - this is your tool. This is one of a series of 15 Rock Molds from Woodland Scenics. You can pour plaster rocks with tons of detail with this mold.   >> READ MORE

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Autumn Cattle Pastures (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Silflor
Silflor® is a product line of ultra-realistic model landscaping material from Germany.   >> READ MORE

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Cactus #2 Museum Models (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Pegasus Hobbies
Good models of cactus are few and far between. Here is an affordable kit of well done cactus for all scales of all hobby genre.
Highly recommend!
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Date Palms (1:48)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Bandai
As 1/48 scale, but suitable for most military scales, whether for aircraft or armor modelers, Bandai's box of model palm trees are well cast and look good on dioramas. Bandai ceased this line of models some twenty-five years ago, but they can be still be found, though often at a high price. Some newer models are more detailed and advanced, some cheaper, but Bandai's date palms are still a fine model.   >> READ MORE

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Palm Trees Fan Style (Other)
by: Frederick Boucher  |  Vendor: Pegasus Hobbies
Diorama modelers of tropical themes usually need palm trees. Palm leaves and trunks are difficult to model convincingly. Many Model companies have produced model palms but they tend to be expensive. California’s Pegasus Hobbies has issued a series of plants to fill the void of tropical and desert growth.   >> READ MORE

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Ink-jet printer decal paper systems (Other)
by: Rowan Baylis  |  Vendor: Crafty Computer Paper
When you are building a variant of any given model you may need custom decals. Sometimes the AM industry does not offer a solution. With Ink-jet printer decal paper you can make your own.   >> READ MORE