Academy 1:35 - Sikorsky UH-60L DAP Black Hawk (Replaces ACA02192) - Plastic Figure Model Kit #12111
The UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-blade multi-purpose helicopter produced by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, an American aircraft manufacturer. In 1976 at the flight demonstration the Black Hawk won over the Boeing Vertol YUH-61, and in 1979 it became a substitute for the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (the 'Huey').
The helicopter has a prolate form to carry a disassembled C-130 Hercules aircraft. Its internal lifting capacity is up to 1.2 tonnes. Black Hawks were used in combat during military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Middle Eastern countries.
Vallejo Model Colour paints are suitable for all surfaces and adhere especially well to plastics and polyesters. These paints will allow you to easily cover even large surfaces without leaving brushstrokes. They are equally perfect for the smallest details of miniature artwork. All the colours dry to a matte and opaque finish except for the metallic and transparent colours.
Model Colour paints can be diluted with water and mixed with one another. They do not contain solvents or any ingredients harmful to health, and are not inflammable. Once the paint has dried, it is waterproof and permanent.
Includes: 1 x 17 ml bottle
VAL 70.802 Sunset Red
VAL 70.803 Brown Rose
VAL 70.804 Beige Red
VAL 70.805 German Orange
VAL 70.806 German Yellow
VAL 70.807 Oxford Blue
VAL 70.808 Blue Green
VAL 70.809 Royal Blue
VAL 70.810 Royal Purple
VAL 70.811 Blue Violet
VAL 70.812 Violet Red
VAL 70.814 Burnt Cadmium Red
VAL 70.815 Basic Skintone
VAL 70.816 Luftwaffe Uniform WWII
VAL 70.817 Scarlet
VAL 70.818 Red Leather
VAL 70.819 Iraqi Sand
VAL 70.820 Offwhite
VAL 70.821 German Cam Beige WWII
VAL 70.822 German Cam Black Brown
VAL 70.823 Luftwaffe Cam Green
VAL 70.824 German Cam. Orange Ochre
VAL 70.825 German Cam Pale Brown
VAL 70.826 German Cam Medium Brown
VAL 70.827 Lime Green
VAL 70.828 Woodgrain
VAL 70.829 Amarantha Red
VAL 70.830 German Fieldgrey WWII
VAL 70.833 German Cam. Bright Green
VAL 70.842 Gloss White
VAL 70.845 Sunny Skin Tone
VAL 70.847 Dark Sand
VAL 70.856 Ochre Brown
VAL 70.861 Gloss Black
VAL 70.862 Black Grey
VAL 70.894 Cam Olive Green
VAL 70.896 German Cam Extra Dark Green
VAL 70.917 Beige
VAL 70.920 German Uniform
VAL 70.921 English Uniform
VAL 70.922 US Uniform
VAL 70.923 Japanese Uniform WWII
VAL 70.924 Russian Uniform WWII
VAL 70.951 White
VAL 70.977 Desert Yellow
VAL 70.979 German Cam Dark Green
Academy 1:35 - German Pz. Kpfw. VI Tiger I Early version, no interior with 4 figures - Plastic model kit #13264 (ACA01386)
The Tiger I, a German heavy tank of World War II, was deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe commonly in independent heavy tank battalions with the designation Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E often shortened to Tiger. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first armoured fighting vehicle that used the KwK 36 88-mm gun. In total 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. Production was over time phased out in favour of the Tiger II.
The Tiger I has been called an excellent design for its time, however it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour-intensive production methods. The Tiger was prone to some types of track failures and breakdowns, and had limited range given its high fuel consumption. It was expensive to run, but normally mechanically reliable. It was also difficult to transport, and vulnerable to immobilisation when mud, ice and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved Schachtellaufwerk-pattern road wheels, often causing them to jam. This was a problem on the Eastern Front in the muddy rasputitsa (semi-annual mud seasons) and winter weather conditions.
The tank was named "Tiger" by Ferdinand Porsche, and the Roman numeral was added after the later Tiger II entered production. The early designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung H (‘‘Panzer VI version H’’, abbreviated PzKpfw VI Ausf. H) where 'H' denoted Henschel as the designer/manufacturer. It was given ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 182. The tank was later redesignated as PzKpfw VI Ausf. E in March 1943, with ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 181.
Tigers had a crew of 5. They could travel up to 23mph on roads and were powered by the Maybach 21, 353cc V-12 engines that delivered 642hp.
One decal sheet with 4 marking options:
1: #S13, 2nd SS Panzer Div. "Das Reich, Kursk, Russia, 1943.
2: #S03, 1st SS Panzer Div., Michael Wittmann, Berdichev, Russia, Jan 1944.
3: #123, 502nd Heavy Tank Btn, Otto Carius, Lovetz, Russia, 1943.
4: #712, 504th Heavy Tank Btn, Tunisia, Afrika Korps, 1943.
AK Interactive Terrains are acrylic products designed for creating textures in dioramas. It is easy to achieve great results in both thin and thick layers. These products can be diluted with water or acrylic thinner to improve the flow. The recommended drying time is 24 hours.
Snow texture is designed for creating snow effects on any surface – terrain, vehicles or buildings.
Asphalt and Concrete textures have a grey shade similar to that of roads, asphalt covered surfaces, runways and concrete buildings.
Dry, Wet and Muddy ground textures are intended for recreating dry or wet soil and mud. In order to create track marks, press the wheels or tracks onto the surface before it dries.
Dark Earth is perfect for recreating rich dark shades of earth on diorama bases where a thick and dense texture is desired. Light Earth texture is designed for lighter shades of earth.
Beach Sand is a fine and flat texture for recreating beach areas such as the beaches of Normandy. Desert Sand is suitable for any type of desert scene, for example North Africa. It can be shaped when wet and is very useful for making dunes.
8011 AK Interactive Terrains - Snow, 250ml
8013 AK Interactive Terrains - Asphalt, 250ml
8014 AK Interactive Terrains - Concrete, 250ml
8015 AK Interactive Terrains - Dry Ground, 250ml
8016 AK Interactive Terrains - Wet Ground, 250ml
8017 AK Interactive Terrains - Muddy Ground, 250ml
8018 AK Interactive Terrains - Dark Earth, 250ml
8019 AK Interactive Terrains - Beach Sand, 250ml
8020 AK Interactive Terrains - Desert Sand, 250ml
8021 AK Interactive Terrains - Light Earth, 250ml
8022 AK Interactive Terrains - Sandy Desert, 250ml
8023 AK Interactive Terrains - Neutral Texture - Earth, 250ml
Master Box 1:35 - LRDG in North Africa, WWII era - Plastic Figure Model Kit #3598
Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, acting under the direction of General Archibald Wavell. Bagnold was assisted by Captain Patrick Clayton and Captain William Shaw. At first the majority of the men were from New Zealand, but they were soon joined by Southern Rhodesian and British volunteers, whereupon new sub-units were formed and the name was changed to the better-known Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). The LRDG never numbered more than 350 men, all of whom were volunteers.
The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations. Because the LRDG were experts in desert navigation they were sometimes assigned to guide other units, including the Special Air Service and secret agents across the desert. During the Desert Campaign between December 1940 and April 1943, the vehicles of the LRDG operated constantly behind the Axis lines, missing a total of only 15 days during the entire period. Possibly their most notable offensive action was during Operation Caravan, an attack on the town of Barce and its associated airfield, on the night of 13 September 1942. However, their most vital role was the 'Road Watch', during which they clandestinely monitored traffic on the main road from Tripoli to Benghazi, transmitting the intelligence to British Army Headquarters.
With the surrender of the Axis forces in Tunisia in May 1943, the LRDG changed roles and moved operations to the eastern Mediterranean, carrying out missions in the Greek islands, Italy and the Balkans. After the end of the war in Europe, the leaders of the LRDG made a request to the War Office for the unit to be transferred to the Far East to conduct operations against the Japanese Empire. The request was declined and the LRDG was disbanded in August 1945.
This kit includes the figures of 5 LRDG soldiers, it does not include the vehicle, the pictured vehicle is a Tamiya 1/35 scale kit.