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MSI GTX 980Ti 6GD5T OC PCI Express Graphics Cards
MSI GTX 980Ti 6GD5T OC PCI Express Graphics Cards
Price: £499.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars So good that now the rest of my system is the bottleneck..., 23 Jan. 2016
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As far as I can tell, it's more or less the same card as the standard MSI 980Ti, except it's in white. Fans and clock speeds may differ slightly, but ultimately this is a 980Ti that provides awesome performance. It's super-quiet when fans are at maximum speed, and I rarely see temperatures above 65 degrees Celsius. Definitely a great card for anyone serious about their gaming.


ZVEZDA Z3521 BM-13 Katiusha Model Kit 1:35
ZVEZDA Z3521 BM-13 Katiusha Model Kit 1:35
Offered by Toy&Modelmarketuk
Price: £17.31

5.0 out of 5 stars A great kit from Zvezda, 23 Jan. 2016
This is an excellent kit. It's a few years old now, but the parts are all of excellent quality. One small annoyance when building is that the parts are all located on three massive sprues, and at times pieces are located in completely random and illogical places. However, the main thing to focus on is that the final model looks superb, and includes workable wheels, steering, aiming and raising/lowering of the rocket array. It's not immediately obvious, but you also get three figures with equipment included in the box.


Military Minatures Russian Army Assault Infantry - 1:35 Scale Military - Tamiya
Military Minatures Russian Army Assault Infantry - 1:35 Scale Military - Tamiya
Offered by TOY SHOP JAPAN HOBBYONE.
Price: £9.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value infantry figures, 10 Jan. 2016
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Twelve figures for this price is a real bargain. What's more, the figures are excellent quality. Parts are well-moulded and everything fits together perfectly. There are two sprues that each contain the six figures, then two identical equipment sprues. As a result, you'll get plenty of bits and bobs left over at the end as spares, or to be placed in a diorama.


Zvezda,1:35,Josef Stalin-2 Soviet Heavy Tank,# 3524,
Zvezda,1:35,Josef Stalin-2 Soviet Heavy Tank,# 3524,
Offered by Toy&Modelmarketuk
Price: £15.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent model from Zvezda, 6 Jan. 2016
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A very good kit. Plenty of detail, and all parts fit together immaculately. I actually found the tracks in this kit to be quite excellent - previous Zvezda kits have had poorly moulded tracks that don't fit together well, but on the IS-2 they went together perfectly.

Top marks. Will definitely buy Zvezda models again.


Fortress of War [DVD]
Fortress of War [DVD]
Dvd ~ Evgeniy Tsyganov
Offered by Wowudo
Price: £2.78

5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent War Film, 3 Jan. 2016
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An astoundingly well-made film, easily on par with the likes of Hollywood movies such as Saving Private Ryan. It's well written and features superb acting, and sheds light on part of the war that's not often featured in films.


Soviet KV-8 Flamethrower Tank - 1:35 Plastic Model Kit by Eastern Express
Soviet KV-8 Flamethrower Tank - 1:35 Plastic Model Kit by Eastern Express

2.0 out of 5 stars Poor plastic moulding leads to a frustrating build, but a good-looking finished product, 23 Dec. 2015
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Having build some Russian vehicles using Zvezda's kits, it's safe to say that the quality of Eastern Express' models is vastly inferior, judging by this kit alone.

The kit comes with seven sprues - four are identical, then there are three individual ones. The four identical ones all suffer from the same faults and poorly moulded parts (see photo). I'd say that roughly one, maybe two in ten pieces could be cut from the sprue and directly applied to the model without first needing lots of cutting and filing. It took at least twice as long to build as a Zvezda T-34 because of the excessive work needed on each part.

Furthermore, some parts were missing or fit incorrectly. On some sprues you see "KV-1" marked - it makes sense for Eastern Express to re-use parts from a KV-1, since that's basically what the KV-8 was. As such, there are some parts that are for the KV-1 and not the KV-8. The barrel, for example, is too long, and the instructions actually suggest removing the end with a knife. There are two plates included for the panel situating the driver 'window' and machine gun, neither of which is as pictured on the box or described in the instructions.

Instructions are quite poor too. Some parts I just left out because the instructions did not adequately explain how they were meant to fit together.

The one place this model kit beats Zvezda is the tracks. The tracks are rubber, and quite good quality. They were the one part of the model that was correctly moulded with no extraneous bits of rubber attached.

I'm torn between two and three stars for this product because the finished model does look good, but it takes a long time to get there.
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ZVEZDA Soviet Tank T-34/76 (1942) 1:35 - Model Kit Z3535
ZVEZDA Soviet Tank T-34/76 (1942) 1:35 - Model Kit Z3535
Offered by Buy-For-Less-Online
Price: £17.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kit, 13 Dec. 2015
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The first model kit I've made in years. Great kit, no problems in building. The rubber tracks fitted together well enough, but seemed a bit poorly made. Mine had bits of thin rubber hanging off all over the place. Nevertheless, the finished result is great.


Engineer : Tanks
Engineer : Tanks
Price: £0.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless, 8 Dec. 2015
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Simply the most pointless app I've ever downloaded.


Divergent [DVD] [2014]
Divergent [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Kate Winslet
Price: £3.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars A textbook example of how to make trains run on time, 5 Dec. 2015
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This film is about how trains can always run on time. By eliminating the need for trains to stop and start to allow passengers on, there are never any delays. Simply get passengers to jump on and off at full speed.


Turisas2013
Turisas2013
Price: £8.94

5.0 out of 5 stars A fusion of Turisas' previous albums, 5 Dec. 2015
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I've loved every track on this album since I got it.

I got into Turisas about a year ago, and did their albums in a totally weird order. I bought Stand Up and Fight, listened to it a bit, wasn't too sure, came back to it later and fell in love with its awesome symphonic metal. Next up, I bought The Varangian Way. I loved that album straight away, and for different reasons. The vocals were raw and epic, and the songs told a story. Then, I got Battle Metal and didn't feel it compared to their second album. However, when you stick all three of those albums on shuffle together, every song delivers something unique and awesome.

Maybe this is the perfect order to enjoy Turisas 2013. With this album, you get a 50/50 split of epic screaming from The Varangian Way and deep, melodic vocals from Stand Up and Fight. Musically, you get a lot of the symphonic feel from Stand Up and Fight, and other tracks deliver a more thrashy, drum-centric feel that Turisas' first two albums had.

My only wish is that it had a more thematic focus like previous albums. Nevertheless, this is a thoroughly enjoyable album from a very talented metal band.


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