Just in case if you are wondering where we plan to use our 1/72 Urdan commander cupola

Here one of the projects (in progress). Its for our “What If” sub range. The story is as follow : IDF purchase AMX-13 from France, but “What If” Foch was in serial production, then they purchase it too. And after some year it was modernized almost the same way as Centurion was. In our model we change the original gun to American 120 mm used on M103 …well its British version because I like it. Then engine to air-cooled diesel. Commander rangefinder we change to Urdan cupola, for gunners MG cupola I’m thinking for something like low commander cupola from Sherman. The biggest “problem” so far is how to arrange the air filters for the diesel. On Centurion and Patton, they are on the fenders, but here the configuration of the hull is different so I’m thinking to place them on the space previously occupied by the ventilators, and turn then to 90 degree (because there is no space to leave them horizontal). The sideс of Foch are only 40 mm, but still I prefer to leave them intact, plus if additional plate is placed on the sides of the engine it will provide pretty good protection against HEAT.
P.S.a not related note- yesterday I read some complains how bad I’m …from a person that place an order and 3 days after that without any attempt to contact us (e-mail, messenger, Facebook, telephone, skype, viber) open a case in PayPal. I refund it immediately and block his account. So he go crying in some forums “why?”. May be I’m wrong (but I’m not) but PayPal is not a substitute to e-mail, its payment system, and opening a case there is not the way to ask what happened with your order.

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The Flamethrower Debuts

The Willys MB 1/4 ton 4×4 truck, commonly known as Jeep, is such a famous and important vehicle that you must have a large collection of it. But is your collection interesting enough? The British was especially good at special warfare during WWII. There was a British unit called Popski's Private Army. Their flexible and bold operations gained many victories. They modified their main vehicle Willys MB and carried out operations behind the German lines. Those modified Willy MBs were like weapon shops with various guns. The soldiers even tried to fit the Wasp flamethrower which was used in armored vehicle on the Willys MB to kill enemy with blazing flames.

 

This latest MENG VS-012 Wasp Flamethrower Jeep vehicle model kit is a replica of this fierce Willys MB. The finished model is 98.7mm long and 51.1mm wide. This kit includes engine interior, clear lights and windshield and soft vinyl pipe for the flamethrower fuel tank. This small but complete product will surely be an impressive one.

The Sherman’s Co-Star

The German Army faced great anti-armor combat pressure during WWII. For the units that could not use AP shells, the Germans equipped them with various HEAT shells. The U.S. Army responded in a simple and direct way. They covered tanks with sandbags to detonate the HEAT rounds early so the tank armor wouldn’t be penetrated. As the war went on, such temporary improvement practices became more and more popular. And it became iconic equipment of the U.S. M4 tanks.

 

Following the release of the brand-new M4 Sherman model kit, MENG now announce the SPS-070 M4A3 Sandbag Armor resin set for the tank kit. The sandbags are designed by digital sculpting technology. They feature realistic shapes and details. You can use this set to replicate a U.S. M4 tank with additional sandbag armor.

Mustangs From The Mighty Eighth

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The P-51D was the most important Mustang variant. It had improved fuel capacity and could provide the pilot with better visibility. It’s the most produced Mustang. The U.S. Eighth Army Air Force, also known as the Mighty Eighth, was deployed in Northwest Europe during WWII to carry out strategic bombing of Germany. Composed of heavy bomber units and fighter units, it’s one of the most powerful Air Force units of the U.S. Army. The fighters provided escort of heavy bombers and swept German airfields. There were many fighter aces in the Eighth Air Forces. Many of them flied Mustangs during the war.

 

The latest MENG LS-010 North American P-51D/K “8th Air Force” model kit provides two paint schemes of the Eighth Air Force aces. The finished model is 205mm long and has a wingspan of 236mm. This kit also has features like fast cement-free assembly design, accurate exterior, lots of surface details and various store options.