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Airfix A03029 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk 1:72 Scale Series 3 Plastic Model Kit
Airfix A03029 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk 1:72 Scale Series 3 Plastic Model Kit
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not Great, 21 July 2016
I have some issues with this kit.

It's outline accurate, and fits well, but there are some odd omissions.

Correctly, for a B or P, you are told to only use the inner wing pylons, but get all 4 and flashed over holes for the outers. This suggests plans for an E model or later, but that would require 2 new runners since the fuselage changed.

For the B you get a full set of tanks for all 3 stations. You also get 2 mk81 bombs with fall retarded tails, and 2 slicks, but the slicks don't have fuzes?
For the P you get the wing tanks and a centreline bomb, plus the Argentinian electronics fairing,

The real oddity though is that you are supplied with extended leading-edge slats, but there is no provision for opening the plain split flaps other than the section of the undercart fairing that extends over the moving flap being a separate part.


End of Watch [DVD] [2012]
End of Watch [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
Price: £3.00

2.0 out of 5 stars For Fans of the Lead Cast, 1 Jun. 2016
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I'm reviewing this on the basis that I had just watched Southland - Season 1-2 [DVD] [2011] and felt that "End of Watch" is weak on characterisation and plot development in a comparative sense. You'll probably enjoy this more if you're a fan of one or both of the leads.


Battleship HMS Warspite (Top Drawings)
Battleship HMS Warspite (Top Drawings)
by Witold Koszela
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, but not Perfect, 1 Jun. 2016
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This book covers all the major developments in the vessel's history, from the "as launched" appearance through to the 1943 additions to the AAA fit, both as "lines drawings" for overall appearance and details, and colour renditions of the side profiles of the main camouflage schemes used.

It would be helpful if you wanted to revert the Academy, Airfix or Trumpeter 1942 or '43 versions to a WW1 version, but there are a couple of issues for the model maker. There's no mention, not even a plain listing, of kits of the vessel and my knowledge plus a quick Amazon search came up with 9 kits, or of detail sets for the ship (I might like veneer main decks and/or more photo-etched than my kit contains; also turned brass gun barrels and maybe masts are popular additions). Similarly, there is no mention of Methuen, BS or FS595a (technically wrong for a UK subject, but you can usually get a match) for the paints used.


Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, The Volume 2: Squirrel You Know It's True
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, The Volume 2: Squirrel You Know It's True
by Ryan North
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars More Fun Than a Squirrel Body Suit!, 19 Feb. 2016
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This is funny, fast-moving, and actually promotes a realistic body type. Recommended for everyone, but particularly for teenage girls you want to get into comic books!


Revell 1:72 Buccaneer S Mk.2B
Revell 1:72 Buccaneer S Mk.2B
Offered by Toy&Modelmarketuk
Price: £9.71

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very old kit., 5 Feb. 2016
This is the old, repeat OLD, Matchbox kit from about 1973. As such it can not be built accurately as a Gulf War "Sky Pirate" since it lacks any underwing stores (Should have underwing 'slipper' fuel tanks, a laser target designator pod and either a GBU-10 or an AIM-9 depending on mission).

Also the cockpit is very basic by today's standards, and the "panel lines" would scale up to trenches (see photos on this page).


Mercenaries [DVD]
Mercenaries [DVD]
Dvd ~ ZoŽ Bell
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £4.24

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent action flick, 20 Nov. 2015
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This film reminded me of a cross between "The Dirty Dozen" and "The Expendables" (series, not specifically the first film), but that's not a bad thing. The only character I felt to be under-drawn was Mona (Cynthia Rockroth in a non-action role as the group's CIA leader).


Revell Nato Pilots Modern Plastic Model Kit D/ GB/ USA
Revell Nato Pilots Modern Plastic Model Kit D/ GB/ USA
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars What you get., 20 Nov. 2015
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Ok, this set contains 12 seated and 16 standing air crew figures. All but 2 of them (both standing) are wearing g-suits, which means that they're not suitable for use in helicopters, transports or basic trainers.

Most of them have separate arms and/or helmets, and there's a good variety of masks on, off or loose, so you can get lots of different poses.

There are definitely no figures wearing (or easily convertible to) the pressure suit designs needed for the SR-71, U-2, X-15, or NASA's "lifting body" X-planes. Also, despite the box top illustration, there are no decals or even illustrations of unit painted bone-domes, or of unit patches.


Heller 80309 Saab JA37 JaktViggen 1:72 Plastic Kit
Heller 80309 Saab JA37 JaktViggen 1:72 Plastic Kit
Offered by Creative Models Ltd
Price: £11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Problem, 27 Oct. 2015
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Ok, the box contains the 1970s Heller tool, which means parts for all 5 variants, even though the reconnaissance nose and trainer spine and second cockpit aren't mentioned in the instructions. You only get decals for one JA37 with high visibility exercise markings. Also, the panel line details are embossed rather than engraved, and there's no detail on the cockpit bath sides.

This kit is an accurate representation of any of the AJ, SF, SK and SH37 variants. However, this means that the fuselage is 5 scale inches (about 1.5mm) too short for the JA which had a longer (and higher thrust) engine. It won't be an easy fix either, because this means that the fuselage spine and Oerlikon cannon pod will be too short as well. Also, the stores pack includes 4 Sidewinders, the ubiquitous centreline tank, but no Skyflash missiles. Still, the Skyflash looks like a Sparrow to the point where you can just use a couple of Sparrows from the spares box.


LEGO Technic Crawler Crane
LEGO Technic Crawler Crane
Price: £84.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect tracked crane., 8 Sept. 2015
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Great work.

This model builds up like the real thing, looks like one when built, and even works like one.

Since Lego have now started supplying scale diagrams of some of the gear sizes, my biggest criticism of the default build is that the boom elevation cable isn't long enough. It should be of a length that allows you to tie off the fixed end with the outer end of the boom lying on the ground.


Revell 1:72 Scale F-101B Voodoo
Revell 1:72 Scale F-101B Voodoo
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of their best., 8 Sept. 2015
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This is a pretty good kit, basically the Monogram 1/48 scale model pantograph-reduced in scale, and with the original's embossed exterior surface detail replaced with engraved. The result will sit in a collection of mostly Japanese (and 2012 or later Airfix) models without jarring.

Construction notes.
1) The supplied schemes are both 1970s ANG machines, and therefore the Genie missiles do not apply since they were taken out of service a decade earlier.
2) Don't bother trying to mix the ADC grey from Revell paints; just buy Humbrol 146 (gloss, which will make applying the decals easier too). You'll also want this paint if you're doing an F102 and/or F106.


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