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September 2011
FSM-WB1111_56
It was not an easy build, but I did enjoy working on this model kit.
By Chris Oglesby
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB1111_29
This model kit holds fine exterior detailing and excellent resin components for the wheel wells, cockpit, and engine.
By Paul Boyer
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB1111_01

In keeping with the standard set by previous 1/32 scale model kits, Tamiya’s Mustang includes a detailed Packard Merlin engine with magnets to align scale thin cowl covers.

By Jim Zeske
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB1111_35
For now, this is the go-to model kit for a 1/72 scale Hellcat, especially if you want the wings folded.
By Paul Boyer
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB1111_16

HobbyBoss crammed a lot of detail into this model kit, including a detailed cockpit and landing-gear bays, JATO bottles, and a comprehensive set of underwing stores.

By Larry Schramm
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB1111_47
HobbyBoss’ model kit has a separate hood to show off a detailed turbo diesel engine, complete with fan warning placards.
By Aaron Skinner
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB1111_200
Not only is this finished model kit impressively large, but the engineering, options, and fit are top-notch and make for an enjoyable building experience.
By Aaron Skinner
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB1111_39

Bronco’s model kit captures the distinctive Humber, and the see-through option makes it an interesting model.

By Michael Scharf
Published: September 7, 2011
FSM-WB0911_62
Any modeler with some experience should be able to handle this model kit.
By John Plzak
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_30
Easy construction, balanced with smart engineering and a good level of detail, will satisfy most modelers and give superdetailers a good start.
By Aaron Skinner
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_12

Cyber-hobby’s big-scale model kit abounds with detail. The well appointed cockpit includes a nice instrument panel and controls, and the gear legs are modeled correctly as mounted to the fuselage frame rather than the wing. The Daimler-Benz engine and machine guns finish the front.

By Larry Schramm
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_01

Using a combination of plastic and photoetched metal, Eduard has produced a well detailed model kit of the Soviet Bloc mainstay, including sharp wheel wells and a cockpit that looks ready for a pilot to climb in and takeoff.

By Al Jones
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_55
Bronco’s model kit comprises more than 1,000 parts, including a photoetched-metal sheet with enough parts to rival the inventory of some aftermarket companies.
By John Plzak
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_74
There’s really not much to the assembly of this model kit.
By Paul Boyer
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_50
The kit features optional heavy-duty bogie wheels which have never been provided in other Sherman model kits.
By Jim Zeske
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_303

The lack of refueling lines is unfortunate, and adding a full set of photoetched-metal railings to this model kit would help the cluttered look of the real ship.

By Bruno Schielzeth
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_18

Airfix packs this model kit with options, including posable control surfaces, including the flaps, folded wings, and canopies open or closed.

By Matthew Walker
Published: July 6, 2011
FSM-WB0911_38

Molded in light gray plastic, this model kit sports excellent surface scribing, a large number of finely detailed parts, and a photoetched-metal sheet for the exhaust, HUD, and seat harness.

By Phil Pignataro
Published: July 6, 2011

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