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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

REVIEW: #12539 JU 87G-2 & JS-2

Here's an excerpt from a review by our friends at IPMS/USA

Ju87G-2 & JS-2

Published: February 18th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Keith Gervasi, IPMS# 44177
Scale: 1:72
Company: Academy
Price: $42.00
Product / Stock #: 12539

Ju 87G-2…The First flight of a Ju 87 occurred in 1936, and although obsolete by 1943, the airframe found a new lease on life with the addition of two 37 mm (1.46 in) Flak 18 guns under the wings. The first flight of the G model occurred on January 31st, 1943. In April of '43 the first production G models were delivered to frontline units and, even though obsolete and outnumbered, proved very successful in their role as tank killers.

View More... http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/ju87g-2-js-2

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

REVIEW: IPMS/USA Review of Academy Kit #14222 - USS Missouri BB-63

When is the last time that you really had fun building a model? Taking a cue from kits like the Bandai Gundam series that my son built several years ago, Academy, and some others manufacturers, are beginning to release kits that are molded in multi-color plastics. The benefit is that without the use of paint, and only a minimal amount of glue, a modeler can realistically create a kit beyond a simple monochromatic representation of their subject. In addition, the fit and finish of kits like this are also beyond what is found in a typical snap-tight kit. In their latest release, Academy has produced a WWII era USS Missouri that really is fun to build, and will bring the joy of modeling to anyone that is able to work with small parts.

Item:14222 USS Missouri BB-63

The USS Missouri (BB-63) was the third of the four Iowa-class battleships to be constructed, but actually finishing after the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), she was technically the last battleship built for the US Navy. Ordered on 12 June 1940, the keel was laid on 5 January 1941, and she launched on 29 January 1944 at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard. The ship would take part in WWII, Korea, and Operation Desert Storm before her final retirement on 31 March 1992. The ship is now moored as a museum near the USS Arizona Memorial on Oahu as the two ships represent the beginning and ending of the Second World War.

Read the rest here:  http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/uss-missouri-bb-63

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Our friends over at Great Northern Railway got a chance to play with one of our new Prodigy Wifi modules and did a nice video showing just how easy it is to set up and run.  

Check it out.

Source: https://youtu.be/h-9snsRGRfw

Pretty cool huh?

There's a lot of advanced features that they didn't mention like how you can set up custom labels, create and store rosters and a lot more.

To learn all about it, visit http://www.modelrectifier.com/wifi

Monday, January 30, 2017

REVIEW: IPMS/USA review of Academy's M4A3 (76)W Tank Kit

Our friends over at IPMS/USA just did a review of our M4A3 (76)W "Battle of the Bulge" kit from Academy.

Here's an excerpt:

"The M4A3 was the main medium tank used by the US Army in Europe starting in the Fall of 1944 until the end of the war. The A3 version had the Ford 8-cyclinder GAA 500 horse powered engine. The (76)W stands for the 76mm gun version with the T23 turret and the “Wet” ammo storage bins built into the floor surrounded by a jacket filled with an anti-freeze solution. This kit represents a M4A3 that would have fought during the Battle of the Bulge in mid to late December 1944.
This kits contains 10 dark green sprues which are a mixture of past Academy releases. There is a sprue from their M10, older M4s and a couple from M51 Super Shermans. There is a small photo etched sheet with the headlight, horn and taillight guards, plus some unused pieces. A length of white string is supplied for the tow cable. The decal sheet had six versions represented. Interesting, it has a Beute Panzer option for a captured tank in German Army use and some faded, worn national insignias. There are no clear parts. The tracks are molded in one piece. I had to warm them up to straighten them, since they were packed folded."

To read the rest of the review, click the link below:

Friday, January 27, 2017

Video: Model Power 2-6-0 MOGUL: Pennsylvania - DCC & Sound

Check out this fantastic video from our friends over at trainworld.com about one of our 2-6-0 Moguls

You can check out all our Moguls and Americans here:  http://modelrectifier.com/nscalesteam