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While Yahu’s pre-painted and laminated photo-etched metal instrument panel is designed to fit Hasegawa’s 1/72 Ki-45 Toryu (Dragonslayer), it can also be fitted into the Revell/Takara offering, albeit with minor tweaking to the cockpit interior (a comparison image show how it relates to the styrene part).
The ubiquity of the Sherman tank during World War Two makes it a popular subject with small-scale armour modellers and wargamers alike, and this 1/72 Forces of Valor kit is ideal for both purposes thanks to its easy construction, large locating pins and pre-coloured Olive Drab styrene.
Here’s the perfect accompaniment for Moebius’s impressive 1/144 Discovery XD-1 from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the form of three beautifully detailed extravehicular activity (EVA) pods, which feature single-piece resin ‘bodies’ and photo-etched metal manipulators or ‘arms’.
Tamiya’s new-tool 1/35 Renault R35 tank is a charming representation of this French inter-war design, combining just four styrene runners with neatly moulded detail – parts exhibit fine panel lines, delicate rivets and convincing representations of cast metal surfaces.