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    Ohhh.... and WWI, WWII, Aircraft and armor.

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  1. Some WnW news from Shizouka!! Here’s some intel directly from Beaver stand!! The 0/400 box art and a new Pup coming!! A Sopwith Pup "Gnome"!
  2. Great work!! It´s the first HB B-24 that I see and it looks fantastic!!
  3. Great pics guys!! quite inspirational ones!!! Thanks!
  4. PLUSMODEL AERO line 1:32 Tempest Pilot Catalogue number - AL3001 Price tag: $23,90/€16,80 Available from Plusmodel Another pilot on this Easter day and once again from Plus Model A couple of years now, Plusmodel was a new line called “AeroLine” with figures, details sets and others accessories for aircraft and here on Lage Scale Modeller we have the honor of review almost every item of this line. Let´s see the box. The usual clear plastic box, shows what you get, three resin pieces containing a 1:32 representation of a WW2 Tempest pilot in a relaxed pose, retaining one hand a cup of coffee or more probably, a cup of tea and another the helmet. This figure comes in three pieces with both arms separate from the main body (Head, Torso, and legs). The main body, cast in a single piece, with sharp details in the cloths. The detail is really awesome and just continues to prove that Plusmodel knows what is doing. The sculptor did a hell of a job on this (love the relaxed look and the cup of tea!!) and Plusmodel did a fantastic casting of it. The figure of the pilot has a good attitude and a great facial expression. For painting instruction, the label’s back is printed with a large full-color draw of the figure. Conclusion: The figure is spectacular with a very cool look and full and genuine details making it a must have to be right at SP 1:32 Tempest. Undoubtedly, a great figure with a great style that will look great next to a 1:32 Tempest. Very Highly recommended. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link
  5. PLUSMODEL Wicker Baskets (27 resin pieces and one small PE sheet) Catalogue n.º 507 Price tag: $27,30/€19,10 – directly from Plusmodel Plusmodel is my favorite diorama accessories manufacture in the modeling world as they do allied quality with originality. If your project is a vignette or a diorama, then Plusmodel is your solution. Wicker Baskets are used in everywhere in the world and for a very long time, so you can use this in an XVIII diorama, a WWI or WWII or even a Vietnam diorama. So you practically can use it everywhere. All the parts come with the usual packing, in small paper boxes with the parts wrap in bubbles plastic. In the box, you find 5 different types of wickers baskets, two of each and one wicker box. The detail is such outstanding… I really don’t have words to express how amazed I was when I saw them. So I will just let here the pics. The small details as handles and lid are cast in separate parts, which is quite good as it gives the modeler much more display options. The Pe sheet is just for straps for one wicker. The instructions are a simple paper sheet with an assembly diagram of some of the baskets. Conclusion I`m afraid that I becoming quite annoying about Plusmodel quality but is their fault. This set is just jaw-dropping. I know it´s simple set but the detail finesse and real look of the wicker is too good to be true. What do you want more? VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Our truly thanks to Plusmodel for the review sample.
  6. PLUSMODEL 1:32 F-14 Tomcat Crew (6 resin pieces) Catalog n.º AL3005 Price tag: $38,20/€26,80 – directly from Plusmodel. Plus Model was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurethane plastic. For many years up to today that Plusmodel was creating in a clear and serene form, their own space in modeling, especially for 1/35 scale with fantastic resin kits and accessories for dioramas. A few years ago, Plusmodel started a new line: AERO line. The new line work in all 3 main scales: 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32. Today we are going to take a look into 1:32 F-14 crew. The clear plastic box, typical in AERO line, shows what you get, six resin piece containing a 1:32 representation of an F-14 Tomcat crew, walking away for their plane or going to the mission. My first impression is that they are walking away after the mission but after close looking, I do have my doubts because of their facial expression. Checking closely, you will get two main bodies, only without arms. On my sample, I did get an extra arm. The body part has the flight suit and G-suit, LPU, survival vest, combat boots, and torso harness. I do like body posture and balance, giving the correct proportional to the figures. My reserves are on the facial expression and in the head. They look almost alike… the facial expression is almost the same and they have the same hair. I would like to have a different type of hair and distinct facial. The arms look like to have a good fitting, and both have on both hand the helmet and parachute. All the parts are very well casted and the details are very sharp and really awesome and just continues to prove that Plusmodel knows what is doing. The detail inside the helmet is quite outstanding and a really stand up. However, I do love the detail and the final posture of the figure. There`s no indication of colors to use but Plusmodel joins a painting (similar to "boxart" but bigger) as a guideline. However, understand that the indication of colors is actually unnecessary because of the dozens of good references in countless books and on the internet. Conclusion: A 1:32 F-14 Tomcat is a quite impressive and large bird but in a base and the set of crew it´s just the perfect combination. I do have some reservation about the facial and head of both figures, not of their quality but of their similarity. Probably it’s a minor thing because a proper paint job will get it a great result and distinct looks. As for the product, the quality is of the highest level, with castings at most higher standard and detail is one of the best in the modeling world, as resin concern. Very Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  7. PLUSMODEL 1:35 Caravan (90 resin pieces and photo-etched set and one decals sheet to 3 version) Catalogue n.º 504 Price tag: 118,20$ (83€) – directly from Plusmodel. Plus Model was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurathane plastic. For many years up to today that Plusmodel was creating in a clear and serene form, their own space in modeling, especially for 1/35 scale with fantastic resin kits and accessories for dioramas. If you want something different and it will stand out in your diorama or vignette, Plusmodel is the answer. Once again, now we do have an item that will stand for itself in any work, as a unique and original item: 1:35 Caravan. As far I could get some intro for this. I have failed miserably. I had no references for this caravan, in use in the Wehrmacht or those marking that I will show later on this review. I asked even to some expertise friends and still nothing. I did get some pictures, directly from Plusmodel, that kindly given permission to publish them here. So back to the box, you get a usual sturdy box in an open top. It`s very well packaged, with all the parts coming inside of a bubble bag. The dark gray resin is perfectly molded and you well may struggle to see bubbles in the 90 resin parts as they will see not a single one. Outstanding casting as it was expected by Plusmodel. All resin parts come in a plastic bag and in a smaller plastic bag, the decals and photo-etched. The box art is very attractive and is not more than the fully built and painted model which highlights the quality of Plusmodel. But let's get to it: All the resin pieces are easy to work out and quite simple to clean the flash and the resin blocks. All the undercarriage is very well detailed and presumably, it`s quite well reproduced. All the springs, axles, suspension system, tabs, etc is represented given the modeler the possibility to put in upside down or even turn over. Checking up the caravan itself, it’s constituted for 4 sturdy resin walls that don’t show with any distortion or bubbles which is quite outstanding considering the size of those parts. The surface detail is very good. The two end parts are in the same quality casting with a door in one of then, just you can just leave it open. The caravan as no interior but it as doors and windows so it’s up to the modeler to create the interior… some sleeping bed, war machinery (radios, shelves, chairs, etc). The wheels are well cast, with detail and no bubbles and raised details very well achieved. Plusmodel gives the modeler every detail possible in resin like a small chimney, bolts and side boxes. The small photo-etched sheet contains some small parts for the suspension and trailer itself and a skylight hatch. These small details (as hinges, handles and tubes) give a realistic touch to the model. The decal sheet has a good color registration, made usually by Plusmodel itself. The color and letters look fine by me but I have no reference at all of the options given. The civil options are totally unknown for me, but I googled “OldenBurg” or “F.W. DEUS” or “Joh. Grüters” and nothing, zero… Was quite frustrating… As I already said, the only pictures I have were, generously given by Plusmodel. The instructions are quite noticeable, with simple comprehension without any difficulty to the modeler with the parts numbers very well identified and the place where to, being quite easy to follow to the intermediate modeler. Conclusion: This caravan is possible to be almost every theather in WWII… I confess that I didn’t found anything about it on the internet, really nothing, but the pictures given by Plusmodel are just great. In this kind of subjects, more obscure ones, I think Plusmodel could put some history in the instruction and even a link to some pictures where they had their inspiration. As for the product, the quality is of the highest level, with castings at most higher standard and detail is one of the best in modeling world, as resin concern. Very Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  8. Great start on that cockpit!! Love it!
  9. PLUSMODEL AERO line 1:32 F4U Corsair Pilot Catalogue number - AL3002 Price tag: $23,90/€16,80 Available from Plusmodel for the prices indicated below on the text Plus Model was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurathane plastic (Plusmodel web introduction) A couple years now, Plusmodel was a new line called “AeroLine” with figures, details sets and others accessories for aircrafts. Let´s see the box. The clear plastic box, shows what you get, one resin piece containing a 1:32 representation of a WW2 Corsair pilot in a relax pose, retaining one hand on the hip and another one nice a big cigar. He`s celebrating another victory. This figure comes in two pieces with the left arm (the one with the cigar) as part n.º 2. All the rest of the boy is cast in a single piece, with sharp details in the cloths. The detail is really awesome and just continues to prove that Plusmodel knows what is doing. The sculptor did a hell of job and Plusmodel did a fantastic casting of it. The figure of the pilot has a good attitude and a great facial expression. It is a figure with great detail in clothes and face. Despite no painting guide is supplied, the label’s back is printed with a large full color draw of the figure. Lots of inspiration on this subject through a quick internet search using your favorite search engine. However, understand that the indication of colors is actually unnecessary because of the dozens of good references in countless books and on the internet. Undoubtedly, a great figure with a great style that will look great next to a 1:32 F4U Corsair. Conclusion: The figure is spectacular with a very cool look and full and genuine details making it a must have to any 1:32 WWII Corsair out there! A simple base with the bird and pilot is always a perfect duet. Very Highly recommended. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link
  10. I´m sorry for the missing pictures but is a Photobucket consequence! However if you need any picture in particular just let me know. Fran
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