Tag Archives: german

Eduard’s new-tool Fw 190 is a delightful little kit.  Good detail, solid fit and no headaches.  If you’re after an early Wuerger, this is the kit to get.

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Kinetic has taken a significant step up with this kit.  The fiddly landing gear are the only downside to a kit that is otherwise a joy to build.

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Eduard’s 1/32 Bf 109: a nice kit that manages to be strangely annoying.

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Is it a stag?  Is it a dragonfly?  Is it an owl?  Tamiya’s He 219 is a really nice little kit.

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It had been a while since I built a tank kit, so when The Group Build Group (it’s a thing, honest) on Facebook ran “WWII” as their next subject, I took the opportunity to dust off Meng’s King Tiger.

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Why do people build so many WWII German subjects?  Many possibilities have been raised, and here are three reasons I think we are missing: poor history, subject visibility, and perceived elan.

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After the Corsair, I wanted a straightforward, not too involved build to end the year.  I was really enjoying 1/32 props, and was looking for a low parts count and something that would fit well.  Hasegawa’s Kurfurst fit the bill on that point.  Overall though, this was a “were they even trying?”.

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