Tuesday, September 09, 2014

1/144 F-Toys Heliborne Collection 6



1/144 F-Toys Heliborne Collection 6
F-Toys continue to fly the flag for 1/144 with another release of its successful Heliborne series, I'm not going to be too excited by this - but others will, let hope the next series has a bit more of a buzz!!

Kawasaki OH-1'Ninja'  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_OH-1
JSDF Camo, Prototype & Prototype

Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) EC135 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopter_EC135
Doctor,Police and Swiss Air Force

Mil MI-24A 'Hind' (early) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-24
Soviet, Ethiopian and Vietnamese.

Expect usual item type colour bonus, plus series special.

Planned Release 24th November 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

1/144 FAM IA 58 "Pucara" - Miniwings



1/144 FAM IA 58 "Pucara" - Miniwings
The FMA IA 58 Pucará (Quechua: Fortress) is an Argentine ground-attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft manufactured by the Fábrica Militar de Aviones. It is a low-wing two-turboprop-engined all-metal monoplane with retractable landing gear, and is capable of operating from unprepared strips when operationally required. The type saw action during the Falklands War and the Sri Lankan Civil War.
[Source] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMA_IA_58_Pucar%C3%A1

A nice little kit of what should makeup to be a great looking kit, in the style of some of the older Miniwings kits and as such  this release should bring not great surprises. Out of the box its a nice looking kit and made up of a number of sprues of resin parts and a couple of canopies in either vac-form or clear resin based upon your preference. In addition are decals for two airframes from the more recent supplier JBR Decals who also produce a range of decals that are well worth looking at in their own right.

Of course, you could make a diorama with this kit after they have had their visit from 'the boys from Hereford', though it deserves to be built intact :-)

Available now with free global shipping from Kits-World!
http://kits-shop.com/aircraft.php

See also KG144BBS


1/144 Hawker Hunter (Revell) Cockpit Set - RetroWings


1/144 Hawker Hunter (Revell) Cockpit Set - RetroWings

Retrowings continues to support 1/144 and has issued another nice little upgrade set for your pleasure.
This time, its another upgrade to the Revell Hawker Hunter kit to boost its sparse cockpit and to add more detail. I think we are getting to the point where you can probably build a whole new Hunter from the parts available from Retrowings and theres nothing wrong in that.

The set comprises of a cockpit tub and ejection seat, with additional references for painting.
Available now: http://www.retrokitonline.net/

See also KG144BBS for more details

1/144 BA-10, Panhard 178 and Opel LKW - Panzer Depot


1/144 BA-10, Panhard 178 and Opel LKW  - Panzer Depot
Available now, new issues from Panzer Depot to boost your collections!

BA-10 (green)
BA-10 (grey / captured)
BA-10 (winter)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BA-10

Panhard 178 w/ 2 turrets option (gray)
Panhard 178 w/ 2 turrets option (yellow)
Panhard 178 w/ 2 turrets option (camo)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhard_178

Opel Blitz LKW (gray)
Opel Blitz LKW (yellow / dunkelgelb)
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Blitz_3,6_(Wehrmacht)

Website: www.panzerdepot.com
Online shop: www.panzerdepot.com/eshop/catalog/
Ebay shop: http://stores.ebay.com/Panzer-Depot

Saturday, August 09, 2014

1/144 U.S.Navy Landing Ship Medium (LSM) - Revell.de


1/144 U.S.Navy Landing Ship Medium (LSM) - Revell.de

Revell announced their 1/144 LSM some time back, but now we finally get some up close images in their latest gallery!

http://www.revell.de/produkte/modellbau/schiffe/militaer-schiffe/id/05123.html

Release due : September 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

1/144 Vickers Valiant MK.I - Mikro-Mir


1/144 Vickers Valiant MK.I - Mikro-Mir

Having previously provided a 1/144 Project 865 Piranha Soviet Prototype Submarine and a 1/144 YAK UT-1 (pack of 3), Mikro-Mir look set to produce another classic V-bomber. If this kits follows the trend of thier other items it should largely be a resin based kit with possobily some photo etching, previous decals have not been that great (so let see if these improve on them).

http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/1144-valiant-kits-review-by-david.html

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=20128243#editor/target=post;postID=454415732069805317

Friday, June 27, 2014

1/144 SAAB AJ37 VIGGEN - Foxone (updated)





1/144 SAAB AJ37 VIGGEN - Foxone
A great new kit from Foxone, this time the SAAB Viggen.
Nice looking give with a simpler build structure than some Foxone kits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_37_Viggen

http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/o55/original_55.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/air_gallery/viggen/AJ37/AJ37.html

Other Foxone Kits, including  DARPA ARES and Alpha Dog, plus more Harriers!
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/original.html

more Viggen Variants?
http://foxone2.blog53.fc2.com/blog-category-101.html

Accessory Packs!
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B012/original_B012.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B013/original_B013.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B014/original_B014.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B015/original_B015.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B016/original_B016.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B017/original_B017.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B018/original_B018.html

1/144 Eurofighter TYPHOON (Twin Seat) - Revell.de



1/144 Eurofighter TYPHOON (Twin Seat) - Revell.de
Revell appear to be doing the old trick of one kit, different artworks.....

At the end of a long wait the twin seat Typhoon is finally released from Revell!

- Finely structured surface details with recessed panel joints
- Detailed two-seat cockpit
- Detailed undercarriage
- Two external fuel-tanks
- 4 METEOR guided missiles
- 4 AMRAAM guided missiles
- 2 IRIS-T guided missiles
- 2 TAURUS stand-off weapons
- 2 STORM SHADOW
- Stand-off weapons for the RAF version
- Decal set for a German Air Force and an RAF

Dont forget the Mark-1 Decal options - but do check the Revell decals first in case of repetition?
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKD44006

Also, keep an eye open for the upcoming Revell 1/144 A400M
http://hyperscale.com/2014/galleries/a400m144dw_1.htm

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

1/144 F-Toys JASDF Collection 4



1/144 F-Toys JASDF Collection 4
An unexpected release, with some interesting items....

The trainers should be of interest to many given how many operators and in the case of the T-6 the span of service. I'd recommend you act fast and get some spares for repaints upon their release!?

- Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
- North American T-6 Texan
- Mitsubishi MU-2S

Release Due: August 2014

Source:
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/4343.html
http://www.kampfgruppe144.com

1/144 Handley Page Victor B.2 - by GWH



1/144 Handley Page Victor B.2 - by GWH

Remember the announcement regarding the Pit-Road Victor B,2 Kit?
http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/1144-handley-page-victor-by-pit-road.html

It looks like GWH (Great Wall Hobbies) and Pit-Road are to do with the Victor what they did with the Vulcan and do joint releases.

Release due: Late July 2014
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lion-Roar-Great-Wall-Hobby/575323009252875

Saturday, June 14, 2014

1/44 McDonnell Phantom - Operation "Limey Rhino"





1/44 Phantom - Operation "Limey Rhino"  

A project is in progress to produce the RAF variant  MD Phantoms with Spey engines and other RAF options, with the involvement of John Haverstock the man whose mission to create and model a 1/144 phantoms of every type,  period, configuration and colour would put a Japanese Zero collector to shame as last i heard his collection was in excess of 200 items... - it should be good!

Both the FG.1 and the FGR.2 will be available as a basic and a 'deluxe" kit. The deluxe kit will have some optional features that the basic kit wont have.

Neither will be cheap, The FG.1 and FGR.2 will likely only be the first of the Phantom "super kits" that this designer will produce. (plans exist to produce a YF4H-1, an RF-4B,C,E and an RF-4X.)

The kit will have options of gear up, in flight or on the ground landing gear struts, early and late vertical tails, a clear one piece canopy, open or closed radome, and the typical boom stuff found on British Phantoms including SNEB rocket pods!

The FG.1 will have the extended for take off nose gear strut, launch lugs and non slotted stabilators. The FGR.2 will have slotted stabs and no launch lugs.

The Deluxe kits will also have a full cockpit, four piece canopy, boarding ladders, optional position outer wing panels, flaps, ailerons, speed brakes and refueling probe.

The basic and deluxe kits both will have all four aux air doors open.

Alps printed decals available for both the FG.1 and FGR.2

Release: "Coming soon"

1/144 Short Shetland - S&M Models



1/144 Short Shetland - S&M Models

The mystery producer of interesting (well for us Brits, at least)  1/444 Kits , with the worst name for searching on the internet and no website(?) - produces an unusual kit of the Short Shetland, the largest aircraft produced by the British in WWII.

Yes, that's right - both S&M and Anigrand are producing verison of this item - though the S&M has additional parts for a proposed civil version!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Shetland

http://www.seawings.co.uk/shetplanpage.htm
http://www.seawings.co.uk/shetgal.htm

Release: to be confirmed
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SMK44-23



1/144 Short Shetland - British WWII Seaplane - Anigrand


1/144 Short Shetland - British WWII Seaplane - Anigrand

Anigrand are to release another large British project whose life was cut short by the ending of WWII.
http://www.anigrand.com/future_releases.htm

bonus kits: G.A.L. Twin Hotspur, Miles Magister with Articulated trailer wing & Martin Baker MB.5) - (arrgh, some of my favourite bonuses , not sure I want the main item!)


Due: June 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Shetland

http://www.seawings.co.uk/shetplanpage.htm
http://www.seawings.co.uk/shetgal.htm

1/144 Yokosuka MXY-7 'Ohka' Model 11 - Brengun



1/144 Yokosuka MXY-7 'Ohka' Model 11 - Brengun 
in 2009 the Czech company Artillery released a late version Ohka, now Brengun release the original version.

The MXY-7 Navy Suicide Attacker Ohka was a manned flying bomb that was usually carried underneath a Mitsubishi G4M2e "Betty" Model 24J bomber to within range of its target; on release, the pilot would first glide towards the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's three solid-fuel rockets, one at a time or in unison,[4] and fly the missile towards the ship that he intended to destroy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_MXY7_Ohka

http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-construction-kits-18/yokosuka-mxy7-ohka-model-11-1023

http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-construction-kits-18
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19

Saturday, May 31, 2014

1/144 Polikarpov I-16 type 24 - ARMORY


1/144 Polikarpov I-16 type 24 - ARMORY
ARMORY Models Group have released a 1/144 Polikarpov I-16 (Type 24) fighter that comes with two kits in one, with injected sprues, photo etched parts, decals and vac-form canopies.
The price is excellent at 8GBP/ 9 Euro / 12USD / 14AUD / 1300Yen

For more details and a great unboxing see:
http://www.scalefan.ru/shop/product/1_144_polikarpov_i_16_type_24_soviet_wwii_fighter/

There are also rumours that the following items *may* also be released in the future?
Polikarpov I-16 type 5/10
Messerschmitt Bf 109A/B
Messerschmitt Me 163B "Komet" w/ Scheuch Schlepper  

1/144 New Releases from Panzer Depot




1/144 New Releases from Panzer Depot
After a bit of a quite period, Panzer Depots next releases are now available (May 2014)
1/144 British Comet tank,
1/144 Russian T-26 light tanks
1/144 German Maultier LKW truck

For details please visit

Website: www.panzerdepot.com
Online shop: www.panzerdepot.com/eshop/catalog/
Ebay shop: http://stores.ebay.com/Panzer-Depot

Saturday, May 17, 2014

1/144 Handley Page Victor by Pit-Road


1/144 Handley Page Victor by Pit-Road

It has been some time since Pit-Roads Avro Vulcan releases, now they are to release the Victor!
Time to build/sell your Anigrand Victor and get set for a nice looking injected plastic kit...
http://pitroad.s232.xrea.com/newitem/index.php?itemid=2546
In due course as per Pit-Roads Vulcan release, I would expect a Bomber and Fuel Tanker versions?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handley_Page_Victor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_bomber

Saturday, April 12, 2014

1/144 Mirage IV A - Miniwings





1/144 Mirage IV A - Miniwings
The Dassault Mirage IV was a French jet-propelled supersonic strategic bomber and deep-reconnaissance aircraft. Developed by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft entered service with the French Air Force in October 1964. For many years it was a vital part of the nuclear triad of the Force de Frappe, France's nuclear deterrent striking force. The Mirage IV was retired from the nuclear strike role in 1996, and the type was entirely retired from operational service in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_IV

Another great kit, larger than you might expect conforming to the Miniwing signature format and feel being cleanly cast quality resin with no obvious air bubbles. The panel lines on fuselage  are very finely cast and provide a good balance between finesse and detailing, and the kit also comes with under wing pylons with drop tanks and the AN-22 Nuclear Bomb!

This kit also includes both VAc-Form and Clear Resin Canopy options and also has a photo-etched sprue for detailing.

It comes with Decals designed by JBR-Decals and printed  by the BOA Agency for :
Mirage IVA No.9 EB1/91, Nuclear test South Pacific - July 19 1966
Mirage IVA No.53 'BZ' - ERS 1/91, Iraq Operation TARPAN 2003

This great site provides actual images of the aircraft/squadrons featured in the decal schemes:
http://aeromil-yf.pagesperso-orange.fr/mirage_iv.htm



Kit Gallery: http://www.miniwing.cz/models_1_144/mini070/mini070.htm

Avaible: March 2014 from http://www.kits-shop.com/index.php free Workdwide Shipping!

Friday, March 14, 2014

1/144 Bi-Planes - Workshop Vol.14 - F-Toys



1/144 Bi-Planes - Workshop Vol.14 - F-Toys

Tachikawa Ki-9,
Kawanishi E7K,
 Fiat CR.42 Falco

http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/4242.html

Release Date : 19th May 2014

1/144 Sea Vixen FAW.2 - Miniwings


1/144 Sea Vixen FAW.2 - Miniwings
Another great kit from Miniwings - As used by the Fleet Air Air of the British Royal Navy.
Britian's first all weather, all metal supersonic carrier based fighter, supersonic designed in the late 50s and introduced in the early 60s.

The kit follows the successful Miniwings formula , with great quality casting and a good spread of parts.
Interesting points for this release are the supply of both vac-form and resin canopy options, and new pro-decals from JBR (no alps here!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Sea_Vixen
http://www.seavixen.org/
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/seavixen/

Available:
http://www.kits-shop.com/

Coming Soon from  http://www.miniwing.cz/
Dassault Mirage IV A
The FMA IA 58 Pucará


1/144 WWII Airspeed AS.58 Mk II (Horsa II) - CGD



1/144 WWII Airspeed AS.58 Mk II (Horsa II) - CGD

CGDs newest release is something a little different to normal, so some of you will  like it and others will be challenged by it!?

After seeing the success of German glider landings during the early stage of WWII, The British Air Ministry issued a specification for a glider to the company Airspeed. The horsa was developed. Mark I has a port side door-ramp and could carry 28 fully armed soldiers. Mark II the improved version had a hinged nose for direct loading of vehicles and guns. Tail section can also dropped off after landing for quick exit of troops and equipment.

The Horsa was first used in an unsuccessful attack on German Heavy Water Plant at Rjukan, Norway in November 1942. Its major use started from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, followed by D-Day, invasion of Southern France, Arnhem in 1944 and in the Rhine Crossing in March 1945.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Horsa

Available in multiple versions versions:
http://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/eShop.html

Basic
This plane is Painted in basic Camouflaged pattern. Depending on the options desired by the customer, minor assembling is required. Painting of the model is done individually by hand, so camouflaged pattern will be different from model to model.This model is a 9 parts model, containing one fuselage, one nose cone, one tail section, one cockpit interior, one closed door, one opened door, one seating platform and two pilot figures.
http://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/Diorama/WargameSeries/Armour/Horsa/WargameArmourHorsaBasic.html

British/Commonwealth
This plane is Painted in Camouflaged pattern with British markings. Depending on the options desired by the customer, minor assembling is required. Painting of the model is done individually by hand, so camouflaged pattern will be different from model to model.This model is a 9 parts model, containing one fuselage, one nose cone, one tail section, one cockpit interior, one closed door, one opened door, one seating platform and two pilot figures.
http://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/Diorama/WargameSeries/Armour/Horsa/WargameArmourHorsaBrit.html

RAAW / KIT
 This plane is UNPAINTED and UNASSEMBLED.This model is a 15 parts model, containing one fuselage, one nose cone, one tail section, a pair of wings, one cockpit interior, one closed door, one opened door, one seating platform, a pair of rear undercarriage, one nose wheel, one sled, and two pilot figures.

The fuselage and wings are available in three versions:
The basic version is for painting with no specific markings. Customer will require to purchase their own decals or paint on their own desired markings.

The Etched British version has standard British markings outlines etched into the model. Customer can use the outlines as a guide for painting the markings.

The Etched US version has standard US markings outlines etched into the model. Customer can use the outlines as a guide for painting the markings.
http://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/Diorama/WargameSeries/Armour/Horsa/WargameArmourHorsaRAAAW.html

1/144 Future Releases - Valom


1/144 Future Releases - Valom

Albatros D.V  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatros_D.V
Fokker Dr.1   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_Dr.I
North American T6-G Texan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_T-6_Texan

A great collection of aircraft will be great to see the Dr.1 with some brass, and the T-6 a first in 1/14 I think and a multitude of aftermarket decal options!

1/144 Japanese WWII Hanger - Cobaanii -


1/144 Japanese WWII Hanger - Cobaanii

As part of Cobaanii's 'Front Line Series' they have released  1/144 Japanese WWII Hanger, which given the amount of 1/144 Zero Fighters produced, should be a sure fire hit!

Dimensions: 59mm x 220mm x 190 mm (including base)

http://cobaanii.com/frontline.html

Price: 3,500 Yen.

Available: http://www.hlj.com/product/COBFS-010/Mil

Monday, February 24, 2014

VOTE @ Revell.de


VOTE @ Revell.de

Revell Germany has opened a new voting page, collecting ideas from the community (mainly for new kits) and holding a vote on each one. The site is available in German and English (you can switch on the top right of the page). I'm not sure how much influence this will have on Revells future plans but it might be an opportunity to promote 1/144th scale subjects. Feel free to join, add your ideas (in the "About" section) and vote for others.

Note: The English and German section have different listings/

http://ideas.revell.de/en/ideas/
http://ideas.revell.de/de/ideas/


http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3106

Friday, February 21, 2014

1/144 Brengun.cz News



1/144 Brengun.cz News

Tupolev G-5 mod.XIII
A great looking Torpedo boat, designed by the famous aircraft designer Professor Andrey N. Tupolev
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-construction-kits-18/tupolev-g-5-mod-xiii-986
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-5-class_motor_torpedo_boat

Zeppelin 'Rammer'
A paper project based upon the premise of simply ramming allied bombers out of the skies...
http://www.luft46.com/misc/zrammer.html

Blohm & Voss BV 40
Achieving a stage beyond paper, a small number of prototypes of this armed glider fighter were produced. Designed to attack Allied bomber formations during the time of the bombing raids over Nazi Germany.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_40
http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/bv40.html


1/144 New Kits from Dameya


1/144 New Kits from Dameya
Dameya has been busy producing kits using CAD design and printing in the Shapeways 'FUD' material delivery increased detail, but at a higher price and offerings for the carpet monster.

Crusader Cruiser MK.III (MK. I/II also available)
Panzer Kugel
V-2(A-4) Transport Trailer (can be used with Strategist SS100 Hanomag)
M22 Locust Airborne Tank
IJA Type 4
M3 Lee
M3 Grant

Available now (Japan): http://www.dameya.net/
Overseas shipping service (May 2014)

Coming soon: 1/144 IJA 'Maru-Yu' Transport Submarine!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_3_submergence_transport_vehicle

1/144 GAZ 67, ZIS-5, T-18. SiG33 38t Ausf.H, Chevrolet WB30 (LRDG) - Panzer Depot


1/144 GAZ 67, ZIS-5, T-18. SiG33 38t Ausf.H, Chevrolet WB30 (LRDG)  - Panzer Depot
Panzer Depot has got off to a big start releasing a number of items covering a range of subjects and nationalities.

Russian GAZ 67
Russian ZIS-5 LKW
Russian T-18 light tank
German 15cm SIG33 38t Ausf.H
British Chevrolet WB30 (LRDG) patrol truck

Available :February 2014

Website: www.panzerdepot.com
Online shop: www.panzerdepot.com/eshop/catalog/
Ebay shop: http://stores.ebay.com/Panzer-Depot

Monday, February 10, 2014

1/144 Heinkel He 219 A-2, A-5 & A-7 - Mark. 1





1/144 Heinkel He 219 A-2, A-5 & A-7 - Mark, 1

MKM14419 He 219A-2 Uhu ‘Night Hunter’
MKM14425 He 219A-5 Uhu ‘Night Owl’
MKM14427 He 219A-7 Uhu ‘Night Fighter’

First shots of the coming model of the He 219 Uhu have just been made available!
(Double Click Images Above for Larger images)

In total, three variants are boxes are currently being prepared with a range of national decals, and in addition to the plastic sprues the kits will also include a small fret with photo-etched parts (aerials, cockpit seats and other details).

Available from Kits-World for Pre-Order (free worldwide shipping)
http://kits-shop.com/mark-i-models_1_144.php.