December 1 to 6, 2014 starting at 10am until 6:30pm at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center, Ayala Mall
This is the Trumpeter BM-21 Grad (Hail) multiple rocket launcher (MRL) system.
The BM-21 is basically a 40-barrelled, 122mm (4.8in) rocket launcher mounted on a 6×6 truck chassis which is usually a URAL or ZIL truck. It was developed in the 1950s and can be considered as a grandchild of the famous World War II rocket launcher, the Katyusha rocket system. The BM-21 rocket uses a solid-fuel rocket which can carry a variety of high explosive (HE), fragmentation, incendiary and assortment of sub-munitions.
MRC sends a testshot 1/350th USS Intrepid CVS-11 Aircraft carrier, reclassified in 1961 as an anti-submarine carrier, she had a very colorful career from being deployed in the Vietnam war, a retrieval of a spacecraft, on the Israeli-Arab crisis in 1967, and then finally a museum where a scene from ‘National Treasure’ where actor Nicolas Cage was meeting the thieves for the exchange which was shot on the flight deck. Read More
Hobbyboss sends a testshot, a 48th scale Northtrop T-38 Talon, a two-seat, twin-engined supersonic jet trainer, and the most produced supersonic trainer, and in current service for more than 50 years!
Hobbyboss sends another testshot: a 48th scale BV (Blohm and Voss) 141, a ww2 German tactical recon aircraft. A logical following to their 72nd version of the same aircraft, this Luftwaffe aircraft is one of the most interesting aircrafts ever produced being asymmetrical in design, giving the cockpit an unobstructed view on all sides.Read More
Hobbyboss / Trumpeter sends us the testshot of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin (aka Dolphin) in big 1:35th, this is a medium-weight multipurpose twin-engine helicopter by Aerospatiale, and later licensed manufactured by Eurocopter. Whats interesting is they also developed a Chinese variant Harbin Z-9.Read More
During ww2, the U.S. government contracted different companies to produce all sorts of equipment from jeeps to tents to infantry gear to tanks. One such company was called *White Motors*, producing different motor vehicles from M3 scout cars to the 6×6 trucks. This 6×6 was also the basic truck used and converted to different roles: Hauler, Bomb disposal, Retrieving crane, Shelter to name a few. Read More
A massive nuclear powered submarine of its time, its got a very interesting history and a tragic ending. Named after the russian city Kursk, while NATO calls it Oscar II. More than 150 meters long and four storey building high, its a submarine the soviets are very proud of.Read More
Here are my impressions in building Trumpter’s 1/144 scale F-14 Test shot.Read More
We build the testshot from Hobbyboss- A German ww2 37mm double barrel Flak43 .
The double barrel was made to increase the effectiveness of the flak for low flying fast aircrafts, and while this improvement was top heavy and cumbersome for mobility, it was one of the most effective AA guns of the German army and is was also used on ground targets as well.Read More