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October 2011
FSM-NP0911_52WebReview

Excellent build for sci-fi and miniature figure lovers.

By Timothy Kidwell
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-NP1111_23WebReview

A nicely molded kit with some fragile and tiny parts.

By Tom Foti
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-NI1011_01WebReview

Academy goes modern with an up-to-date enhanced M1151 Humvee.

By John Plzak
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-NP1011_17.QWebReview
By Bruno Schielzeth
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-NP1111_02WebReview

Impressive engineering and a ton of options in a neat package.

By Walt Fink
Published: October 5, 2011
MOD-MO0611_103WebReview
Manageable for beginners, accuracy challenges for experienced builders
By Jim Zeske
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-NP1111_01WebReview
A surprising and unusual subject for a change of pace.
By Michael Scharf
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-NP1011_26WebReview

First kitting of the Caudron in 1/32 scale.

By Jiri Lizler
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-NP1111_03WebReview

A nice kit that is an enjoyable, easy build with good decals.

By Jon Hergenrother
Published: October 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_01

This model kit includes detail in a lot of places you won’t see without picking it up, including landing-gear bays, speed-brake wells, and avionics compartments.

By Larry Schramm
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_20

This model kit goes together easily with only minor cleanup of flash and mold seams.

By Al Jones
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB0911_67

Based on my references, this model kit represents the Merkava Mk.IV well except for the suspension.

By Michael Scharf
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB0911_25
I would recommend this model kit to intermediate modelers who think they can handle the complex masking required for painting.
By Jon Hergenrother
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB0911_43
The clever alternate doors and engine open up a wide range of display ideas for this model kit, but the lack of some details will have some modelers putting in more time to enhance them.
By Paul Boyer
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_40

It was great to build an up-to-date model kit of this interesting U.S. Army vehicle.

By Jim Zeske
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_53

There’s a lot of detail in this model kit, including good gear bays, a radar dish in the nose, an exposed cannon, and a full array of air-to-air weapons, including big Phoenix missiles.

By Matthew Walker
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_14
This model kit is beautiful, well-engineered, and, despite its size and number of parts, a relatively simple build.
By Walt Fink
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_63
This model kit scales out well and looks the part.
By Chuck Davis
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_08

This model kit’s features, such as the tandem rudders, four screws, and exposed boat deck structure at the stern, as well as the air wing, produce a beautifully detailed model.

By Charlie Scardon
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_39
Building this model kit will require a skilled modeler comfortable with small, delicate parts.
By John Plzak
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_46

If you’ve built a few model kits, you should have no problems at all turning out a showroom Lamborghini.

By Chris Oglesby
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_25
This model kit is well molded with finely recessed panel detail and not a lot of recessed rivets.
By Paul Boyer
Published: August 5, 2011
FSM-WB1011_31
This model kit is made for modelers of intermediate or better skills — beginners may find the instructions and design do not provide sufficient guidance.
By Tom Foti
Published: August 5, 2011

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