Tamiya’s New Tomcat – Not the Second Coming

NOTE: This is not a review per se. There will be no fondling of sprues or the like. Think of this more as an addendum – impressions from mid-way through the actual build.  Since the first test shots emerged, Tamiya’s new 1/48 F-14A Tomcat has been praised to the heavens. Reviews have been almost universally…

Contributor-Funded Kit Reviews – Round 2 Winner

Voting’s wrapped on Round 2, and the winner is… Kinetic’s new-tool 1/48 F/A-18C Hornet! Ultimately, this round came down to the Hornet and the Bronco P-40C, with Hasegawa’s 1/32 A6M5c and Kinetic’s Super Etendard running a distant race for third. The Hornet held off the P-40C, though, winning 159 votes to 127 and 33% of…

Review: 1/32 Fly Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc

Not too long ago, I had a thought. And that thought quickly turned into an effort. Contributor-funded, contributor-selected kit reviews. How’s it work? Simple. Contributors donate into the Review Fund and select the kits to be reviewed. Then I review them, with an exhaustive focus on how – and how well – they build. These…