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February 2011

Underneath, Fujimi’s Raptor features detailed weapons bays with accurately hinged doors. The kit also includes removable engines with posable exhaust vanes and a dolly for display.

By Paul Boyer
Published: December 3, 2010
With its Leopard, HobbyBoss has joined the growing parade of paper panzers.
By Michael Scharf
Published: December 3, 2010

The ship can be built as a waterline model or with a full hull including nicely rendered screws and rudders. The rest of the ship is crammed full of plastic and photoetched-metal details.

By Bruno Schielzeth
Published: December 3, 2010

Parts are cleanly molded and nearly free of mold lines and flash, the engraved panel lines are consistent, and the detail is good.

By Al Jones
Published: December 3, 2010

The best Sherman kit I have ever built, with crisp detail and superb engineering, and arguably the best Sherman kit available today.

By Jim Zeske
Published: December 3, 2010

Despite the large quantity of parts, a confusing instruction sheet, and a complex series of options, I really enjoyed building the model.

By David Anderson
Published: December 3, 2010
Provided you’re willing to spend time checking and adjusting fit, Valom’s Colt will make a good addition to your collection.
By Chuck Davis
Published: December 3, 2010
It’s an easy build with enough potential for detailing and display to provide plenty of fodder for advanced modelers.
By Aaron Skinner
Published: December 3, 2010

While figures are considered one of the hardest model types to finish successfully, Sinbad is one that novices and advanced figure modelers should enjoy.

By Tim Kidwell and Jay Smith
Published: December 3, 2010

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