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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

Monday, January 16, 2017

12547 F/A-18E VFA-143 "Pukin Dogs"


Available March 2017

1/72 USN F/A-18E VFA-143 “Pukin Dogs”
  • Cockpit details include decals for display and side console
  • Weaponry: AIM-120, AIM 9X, GBU-38
  • Accurate landing gear, clear plastic gunsight, drop tanks
  • Faithfully reproduced ejection seat
  • Well-defined nose gear
  • Comprehensive painting guide
  • Cartograf decals with two new marking options



http://www.modelrectifier.com/product-p/12547.htm

A funny short film, all about Model Railroading..

We came across this really funny short film, all about Model Railroading on Youtube.

At 19 minutes, it's a little long but if you love Model Railroading as much as we do, you'll probably get a real kick out of it.



Even though it appears to have been made during the 1970's, we noticed one of our Power supplies at 09:55 and I'm sure there's other MRC stuff hidden in there as well.

Just goes to show you that we've been at it for a long time!

If you happen to notice any more of our products, please send us a message & timecode.

We hope you enjoy and feel free to share this with your friends!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

REVIEW: 2-6-0 Mogul by Spookshow.net

One of our friends over at Spookshow.net reviewed one of our Model Power 2-6-0 Moguls.

Model Power / MRC / Ajin (Korea) 2-6-0 Mogul



 

Introduced: 2006 (Model Power version) and 2017 (revised MRC version)
This was the last in a line of Korean-made steam locomotives from Model Power. Said line included (along with this Mogul) a 4-6-2 Pacific, a 2-8-2 Mikado and a 4-4-0 American. These models are available in a variety of different configurations (with the detailing varying based on the prototype in question) -
• Headlight (Top or Center)
• Pilot (Foot Board or Boiler Tube)
• Cylinder Type (Slide Cylinder or Valve Cylinder)
• Cab Windows (Rectangular or Arched)
• Tender Trucks (Andrews or Arch Bar)



All of the alternate options are supplied ala carte with the undecorated units, allowing you to configure them however you like -