Month – February 2017

Elephant 1/35 model tank kits military

A disabled Elefant in Italy, 1944. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-313-1004-25 / Vack / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Elephant 1/35 model tank kits military     The Elephant was one of the secret weapons of German Army during the Battle of Kursk. However, mechanical problems and inappropriate tactical terrain did not contribute to achieve success. The heavy tank Elefant  was in fact a tank destroyer operated by German Wehrmacht during World War II. It was built […]

Vought SB2U Vindicator History and Scale Models

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Vought SB2U Vindicator History and Scale Models     Vought SB2U Vindicator origins are rooted in 1934 when the United States Navy requested for a new Scout Bomber for carrier use. Vought was one of the six manufacturers that submitted proposals for the aircraft, which had initially two variants, monoplane and biplane. Vought submitted designs in […]

Imperial Japanese Navy Admirals

Cruiser Suzuya in 1935 during sea trials.

Imperial Japanese Navy Admirals     Historical period: Post-Restoration War   Yamamoto Gonnohyoe (1852-1933) During his active service from 1879-1928, Admiral Yamamoto Gonnohyoe participated in several conflicts such as Boshin War, First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. He was commander of the cruisers Takao and Takachiho  His strategy toward China during the First Sino-Japanese war […]

Secret Cave 1961 Mitsubishi J8M Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Aircraft

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui in 1945 ready for testing flight.

The last Mitsubishi Shusui J8M was found in a secret cave in 1961     Mitsubishi J8M Shusui , which means Autumn Water, was a joint secret project of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. The Japanese learnt quickly from the devastation produced by B-29s bombers during their massive attacks […]

Gulf War Model Kit set 1/72 scale

Italeri Gulf War 1991 1/72 model kit set

 Gulf War Model Kit set 1/72 scale     Italeri is surprising us lately with a series of diorama kits and combo which includes several vehicles and aircraft. See for example, our previous reports on the D-Day Dioramas. This time they offer an interesting model kit set about the Gulf War. So far, I did […]

1/72 MV-22B Osprey model kits

MV-22B OSPREY 1/72

1/72 MV-22B Osprey model kits     Designed as a multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), the MV-22B Bell Osprey has unique qualities for transport and medevav operations. Its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities allows to perform secret and cover operations in short spaces as well as air-mobile deployment […]

Sturmtiger Tank models 1/72 scale WW2

Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger abandoned by crew photographed on 14. April 1945

Sturmtiger Tank models at 1/72 scale WW2       Several variants of the famous Tiger I were quickly designed to satisfy several tactical purposes. The Sturmtiger, with official name Sturmmörserwagen 606/4 mit 38 cm RW 61, was built on a Tiger I chassis but the gun made a notorious difference because it was a 380 mm […]