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Book Reviews

Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles

in the second world war Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War (Paperback)Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Recently I have been reading books about topics that are a little outside my ‘regular interest’, and this little book is

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Book Reviews

The Americans on D-Day & in Normandy

By Brooke S. Blades – Images of War series This particular book in the Images of War series is by Brooke S. Blades and like all others in the series filled with photographs from wartime archives. I love the books

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Italian Blog

Visiting Model Expo in Verona

I had read about this model fair months before and planned on visiting, if only to understand the size of the scale model market in Italy. Since scale modeling is not exactly Nina’s hobby, I figured to stay an extra

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Book Reviews

Pen & Sword’s TankCraft Series of books

I already wrote about one book in this series, Sherman Tanks (TankCraft #2), and now have read a few more, both in paper and in eBook versions. The more I leaf through them, the more enthusiastic I get. These are

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Slow re-entry

Many many years ago I bought a plastic model kit of the Westland Lysander, back when I was working on getting one designed for our Flight Simulator range of aircraft models. I planned on making a diorama with it, based

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Scale Models

Almost afraid to get back

Get back to where? Get back into the hobby of scale modeling. I always ‘planned’ to pick up my beloved plastic kit building again once I had a bit more time. I promised that to myself …. oh….. some 45

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Scale Models

FSClassics Update

In case you do not (yet?) follow my FSClassics website, here’s a post copied from it: Keeping with the idea of  presenting classic aircraft AND events here, and focusing on WW2 mainly, here’s a clip I found on the wonderful

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Scale Models

Moson Scale Model Show

The Moson Model Show in Hungary is one of the best known shows of its kind in Europe. Unfortunately I cannot visit, but hoping to see many photos on Facebook and other places again of the event and the fabulous

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Aviation

Russian Gunships – Book Review

Russian Gunship Helicopters by Yefim Gordon Recently I was introduced to the FlightCraft series of Pen and Sword Books. This is an interesting series aimed at not only aviation enthusiasts, but more in specific to aviation scale modelers and researchers

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Scale Models

Incredible model railway

You will want to see this (check out the video). It is amazing what people can dream up and make. So creative, and above all, so persevering ! The Taj Mahal may be classified as a miracle, I think works

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Book Reviews

Book Review of Waffen SS Colours

Just found this BOOK REVIEW of Waffen SS Colours (by Mig Jimenez) on the inScale website. I have been studying various tutorials on scale model painting recently to see how it is done and to use it in my DIGITAL

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Scale Models

Scratch-built hangar

Here’s a link to a Facebook page (by Milan Radulovic’s  Aviation Art) showing the progress of a scratch-built background for an aircraft model. Awesome work !

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Scale Models

How to make model water

I have been admiring many dioramas lately featuring this new (to me) water modeling, giving so much more realism to ship models and other dioramas. There are many ways to make the water and make it look real. Some use

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