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Zoukei-Mura Bf109G-14/U4, 1/32nd Scale

Zoukei-Mura Bf109G-14/U4, 1/32nd Scale

By Phillip Friddell on 23rd Sep 2022

Let's begin this review of the brand new 1/32nd scale Zoukei-Mura Gustav kit with a correction and a caveat. The correction is obvious; by the time Messerschmitt began production of their G-14 series the airplanes were no longer identified as Bf109s but had become Me109s instead. That's a glaring error to be sure, and right off the bat as well, but it's also words and not plastic. We mention it …
Eduard F4F-3 Wildcat, 1/48th Scale

Eduard F4F-3 Wildcat, 1/48th Scale

By Phillip Friddell on 19th Aug 2022

A year or so ago the folks at Eduard announced their intention to release state of the art kits of a great many of the American fighters of the Second World War, all in 1/48th scale. The announcement has been soundly received by the polystyrene modeling community as a whole since most of the airplanes that would be covered by that business model (not counting the P-51D Mustang, of course, a type w …

​Zvezda IL-2 Shturmovik, Kit No. 4826, 1/48th Scale

By Phillip Friddell on 5th Aug 2022

Sometimes you just have to wonder why certain model manufacturers do the things they do when it comes to choosing the kits they're going to issue. That's a question that could come to mind here since there are already two older, if somewhat flawed but entirely adequate, IL-2 kits out there in 1/48th scale (Accurate Miniatures and Tamiya). Do we really need another one? The answer to that is a reso …
Tamiya P-38J-15 Lightning, 1-48th Scale

Tamiya P-38J-15 Lightning, 1-48th Scale

By Phillip Friddell on 28th Jun 2022

It seems as though it was only yesterday that Tamiya released their much-anticipated P-38F/G kit to an eager polystyrene world, although it's actually been a couple of years since then. That kit was widely received as among the best available of any Second World War aircraft subject and was quickly followed by the issuance of a P-38H, a lesser-known yet highly significant member of the Lightning f …
Welcome to the LionHeart Community, Houston!

Welcome to the LionHeart Community, Houston!

By Danielle Adams on 6th May 2022

We received an incredible welcome in Houston at ModelMania 2022 last weekend. Our hosts were excited we came and told us so again and again.It is always a pleasure to travel to other cities and introduce new people to LionHeart Hobby. We didn't know what to expect from this show as we had never been, and it was fantastic. Folks were enthusiastic and kind and we will definitely return next year.Loo …