Feb 24

Available at HobbyLink Japan: http://hlj.com/product/TAM61062

The De Havilland Mosquito, dubbed the wooden wonder, is a twin engine, 2-crew light bomber that played a significant role in the fight for air supremacy over Europe in WW2. Powered by 2 Merlin engines, not many aircraft were as quick, or sounded as good, as the Mosquito. Acting as a reconnaissance aircraft, strategic bomber, and pathfinder, the Mosquito was well known and feared by enemy pilots. Now Tamiya has lovingly recreated this aircraft in 1:48 scale in three different wartime patterns.

I have chosen to replicate the camouflage Royal New Zealand Airforce 487 squadron aircraft operating out of RAF Hunsdon in Hertfordshire. This particular Mosquito was lost on March 26, 1944.

The kitset

Adorned with beautiful box art, you can almost hear the roar of the Merlin engines just looking at the kitset. Inside are sprues molded in grey, and clear parts. The kit is jam-packed with a raft of parts to replicate the RNZAF plane, or the matte black night fighter edition; everything from rockets to 500lb bombs are included.


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Feb 24

Available from HobbyLink Japan: http://hlj.com/product/WAVHH-41


Rain from an Iron Sky.


The Wonder Weapons that would save the dying Third Reich which in 1943 was forced onto a slow, brutal re-guard which would not end for another two, horrible years. Thanks to the self-absorbed and irrational way that the state was led, and by whom in this time of drawing in and fear, the military, nation, and leadership began to to turn to a succession of increasingly implausible devices to salvage the country from total ruin, and thus give rise to the myths which begat this build.

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