- Cookie Sewell
gives his take on the new 105mm
Sherman with M1 Dozer Blade from Academy.
Dogger reviews Hobby Fan's M10
Accessories and Sandbags.
joins the Kits and Reviews section, with three accessory reviews from me.
holidays to all, and let us hope 2007 brings us greater peace on earth than we
experienced in 2006.
- For those of you
salivating for the upcoming Dragon M2A1
halftrack, we have Cookie Sewell's review of this swell looking kit.
need some Joes to fill your halftrack, so until someone else steps up to the plate
it's worth checking out Tamiya's oldie-but-fairly-goodie U.S.
Taylor has kindly provided some great photos
of the standard halftrack suspension used by the numerous variants.
joins the list of aftermarket companies now being covered on this site. Check
out my reviews of their two new .50 machine guns sets, and their superb early
of suspensions, Saul Garcia provides a review of the AFV
Club update for the Stuart family.
my work a few months back on the C.G.M. cable splicer prompted me to build and
review Italeri's venerable Willys
Jeep with Trailer, a true oldie-but-goodie.
kits have been announced: a series of halftracks from Trumpeter,
and an M5A1 Light Tank Early Production from AFV
Club. Add that to the two M4 high speed tractors announced early by Hobby
Boss, and all the great Shermans and halftracks from DML and what year this has
been for US AFV fans!
BULLETIN: DML has announced a new M2A1 Half-Track (poster
A) (poster B)! This 2-in-1 kit
allows you to build either the M2 or M2A1 that was seen across the world, from
the sands of North Africa to the jungles of the Phillipines and up the Italian
boot. Oh happy
We're coming up on this site's fourth anniversary next month. I'm now adding reviews
of aftermarket upgrade, conversion, and accessory sets to the Kits and Review
section. I'm not going to try to list all aftermarket products at this time (manufacturers
can feel free to send me directly their lists of U.S.-themed kits), but I will
review ones that I have on hand. We start with
Tank Workshop's just-released repackaging of their halftrack wheel upgrade
set with new suspension parts. Then we have reviews of three LionMarc
sets to improve Sherman suspensions. And if that was not enough, you can check
out four reviews of Tiger
Model Design Sherman hatch upgrades.
wait, there's more! DML's new M4A3E8
Thunderbolt VII comes under the scrutiny of Cookie Sewell. And Roy Chow takes
a big look at the M40 "Big
Shot" 155mm GMC from AFV Club.
last but not least, I've added WarWheels.net
to the Links of Interest page as a good resource for info and photos of armored
cars and wheeled fighting vehicles.
- I've been distracted
by springtime and too many 1:1 scale household projects, but Martin Dogger provides
us with a look at Italeri's M4A3
Happy New Year to One and All
thanks to the 100,482 visitors to this site last year. I appreciate your interest.
Dogger rings in the year with his appraisal of M4A3
Sherman 105mm Howitzer (Assault Support) as we continue to fill in reviews
of Tamiya's ouvre.
Kits and Review page welcomes a couple of new companiesInfinity
Shape and ProfiKIT
whose initial U.S. themed-products warrants interest. I have a chance to review
Infinity Shape's very nice General
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