Saturday, December 20, 2014

1/144 Albatros D.V / D.Va (dual kit) - Valom


1/144 Albatros D.V / D.Va (dual kit) - Valom

Another Valom release with Twin Kits, at least 4 decal schemes and photo-etched parts
You really don't need me to tell you about this one, do you!?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatros_D.V

This iconic WWI aircraft used by the legendary Red Baron
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen

Available now!

See the following for decal schemes: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/VAL14406
with free shipping from: http://kits-shop.com/valom-1-144.php



1/144 Fokker Dr.I Triplane (dual pack) - Valom




1/144 Fokker Dr.I Triplane (dual pack) -  Valom

You really don't need me to tell you about this one, do you!?
This iconic WWI aircraft, made legendary by the Red Baron (though not his main kill vehicle!)

Another Valom release with Twin Kits, at least 4 decal schemes and based on the Albatros kit, there 'may' be Photoetched parts

Available now!

See the following for decal schemes: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/VAL14407
with free shipping from: http://kits-shop.com/valom-1-144.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_Dr.I

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


1/144 Westland Wessex Commando MK.1 - by Mark 1


1/144 Westland Wessex Commando MK.1 - by Mark 1

Mark.1 are continuing with their releases of the Wessex, this time with the troop carrying  variant

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14426
http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/west_wessex.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Wessex

With a number of schemes representing operations in the Borneo campaigns:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia%E2%80%93Malaysia_confrontation

1/144 Sukhoi Su-30MKK Flanker-G - Trumpeter


1/144 Sukhoi Su-30MKK Flanker-G  - Trumpeter

The Sukhoi Su-30MKK Flanker-G is a modification of the Su-27SK since 1999. It is considered an upgraded version of Sukhoi Su-30. It was jointly developed by Russia and China. It is a heavy class, all-weather, long-range strike fighter, comparable to American F-15E. Su-30MK2 is a further improvement to SU-30MKK with upgraded avionics and maritime strike capabilities. The MKK and MK2 are currently operated by the People's Republic of China.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-30MKK

http://new2.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=53&l=en

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10287092z3/70/3

Monday, December 15, 2014

1/144 Control Tower Building - Tomytec



1/144 Control Tower Building - Tomytec

New diorama accessories, pre painted kit of a modern control tower and associated hardstanding/apron kits to be released in February 2015. An adadditionalound module is to follow..

These options will provide a welcome alternative to the excellent but expensive Sankei kits

Hopefully, other accessories and options will follow in this series.

Control Tower (pre painted)  Yen 5,000
Hardstanding/Apron Tiles (x4) Yen 1,00

Future Release - sound module for installation in control tower! Yen: tbc....

Source: http://www.tomytec.co.jp/gimix/release/1412/15ac01.html

maybe you  could put your new F-15 Strike Eagles on them?
http://www.tomytec.co.jp/gimix/release/1411/25ac01.html

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

1/144 Roden Models - New and Up coming




1/144 Roden Models - New and Up coming 
More Gunships - AC-47 Spooky!
Vickers VC-10 - hopefully available in RAF C1 / Tanker Variants

http://www.roden.eu/HTML/framemodels1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_VC10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_AC-47_Spooky



Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
Fairchild AC-119K Stinger – heavy American ground support plane, developed from the C-119 transport in the late 1960s by the Fairchild Hiller company. Thanks to powerful weapons and modern technology for finding ground targets fitted to the mid-fuselage, the AC-119K was a very effective weapon in the fight against the enemy on the ground. Aircraft of this type were used extensively during the war in Vietnam and Laos. Overall 26 machines of this type were built, which were used until the end of military operations in the Vietnam campaign.
http://www.roden.eu/HTML/322.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_AC-119

also available in: Fairchild C-119C Boxcar configuration:
 http://www.roden.eu/HTML/321.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_C-119_Flying_Boxcar

Friday, December 05, 2014

1/144 Fouga CM.170 "Magister" - Miniwings




1/144 Fouga CM.170 "Magister" - Miniwings

Originally designed for the French Air Fore (Armée de l'Air, AdA), and exported initially to Germany and then to many countries around the world, including locally licensed production. It has also been used as a light strike and fighter aircraft, while also seeing service with a number of acrobatic teams!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouga_CM.170_Magister

A great little and straightforward kit conforming to the Miniwing style 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

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 for two options:
Fouga Magister no.404 (10-KG) French Air force - 1971
Fouga Magister no.298 (219) Irish Air Corps - 1997

also available in Israeli and Belgian Schemes:
http://www.miniwing.cz/fouga-cm-170-magister-.html

availabe now with free shipping from Kits-Shop: http://kits-shop.com/aircraft.php

1/144 F-16 HIGH SPEC SERIES vol.1 FIGHTING FALCON - F-TOYS






1/144 F-16 HIGH SPEC SERIES vol.1 FIGHTING FALCON - F-TOYS 

F-Toys new strategy is made clearer with this release: Simplify the range and produce many colour variants.
So, ideal if you like the subject chosen a bit underwhelming if not your thing, and lets hope lets hope the subsequent series don't end up being F-15s, F-4,F-2,F-35 and V-22s etc...

1.F-16C Block 50
2.F-16C Block 50 Advanced
3.F-16C Block 30
4.F-16C Block 30
5.F-16C Block 52
6.F-16C Block 50
7.F-16C Block 50 Advanced
8.F-16C Block 50
9.F-16C Block 40
10.F-16C Block 50

Source: http://www.hobby-shop.jp/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=11291&sl=EN

1/144 MIg-21MFN Tiger Fishbed - JBR Decals




1/144 MIg-21MFN Tiger Fishbed - JBR Decals

Tiger schemes are my favourite for decorative schemes and here we have another for the collection!

Decal set for MiG-21MFN model in 1/144 scale. Depicts MiG-21MFN bort no. 2500, which was painted in anniversary "tiger" scheme for celebration of 45th anniversary of Čáslav AFB.

Available now directly from the JBRdecal website, or your usual supplier

1/144 Fairey Battle - Zvezda



1/144 Fairey Battle - Zvezda

A nice new model of a type we haven't seen in this scale before, though aimed at wargaming, we have seen these modeled very nicely indeed! Flown by a the Royal Air Force, Belgian Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Free Polish Air Force, it should prove popular.

its already No.6 on the Hannants best sellers this week list - which hardely ever happens for a 1/144 - except for the boring airliners ;-)

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

Available November 2014
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE6218
http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=1&nav=&cat=7&set=6218

1/144 RF-8-GAZ-98 Aerosled - Foxone



1/144 RF-8-GAZ-98 Aerosled - Foxone

Foxone have released an interesting diversion in the form of a WWII Soviet Aerosled!
In the past availability of this type of kit was by a Fairy or KdK hobby show kit sold on ebay, now

A nice, kit an unusually for a Foxone Kit - only 5 pieces plus decals, so construction should be straightforward !

Available: November 2014
Price: 1000 Yen (current exchange rates 5GBP / 7Euro/ 8USD)

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

http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/B019/original_B019.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/tank_gallery/rf8/rf8_aerosled.html

1/144 Mikoyan MiG-15/UTI DUAL COMBO (Czech Scheme) - Eduard



1/144 Mikoyan MiG-15/UTI DUAL COMBO (Czech Scheme) - Eduard 
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15; NATO reporting name: "Fagot") is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where, early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in most applications.

Later, the MiG-15 would also serve as a starting point for the development of the more advanced MiG-17. The MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made; in excess of 12,000 were manufactured. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to over 18,000. The MiG-15 is often mentioned, along with the North American F-86 Sabre, as the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War, and among the best fighter aircraft of all time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-15

Another great new kit from Eduard, as usual produced, packaged and presented to the highest standards.

http://www.eduard.com/store/Aircraft-and-helicopters/other/Ceskoslovenske-patnactky-DUAL-COMBO-1-144.html?cur=1

JBRDecals is already producing aftermarket decals for these kits!

1/144 MIG-15 MIGs from The Alley - JBRDecals




1/144 MIG-15 MIGs from The Alley - JBRDecals

A great set of decal for MiG-15/MiG-15bis model kits such as produced by Eduard, containing very detailed full colour painting and decal placement guide.

This set specifically covers those aircraft used in the famous "Mig Valley" during the Korean War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiG_Alley

Contains decals for the following aircraft:

MiG-15 811, Lt. V.I. Chizh 1st Sqn, 72nd GvIAP, Anshan - November 1950
MiG-15bis 325, Lt.Col. Y.G. Pepelyaev 196th IAP, Antung - June 1951
MiG-15bis 132, Capt. N.V. Sutyagin 17th IAP, Tatung-kao - June 1951
MiG-15bis 25, Zhao Baotong 3rd FAD
MiG-15bis 2249, Wang Hai 3rd FAD
MiG-15bis 08, Sun Shenlu 3rd FAD

MiG-15bis 2057, No Kum-sok Kimpo AFB - September 1953
MiG-15bis 616 (ex. 2057)USAF Okinawa - late 1953 (as flown by Chuck Yeager!)

Available now directly from the JBRdecal website, or your usual supplier
Source: http://www.jbr-decals.com/index.php?typ=shop&lang=en

1/144 Arab MiGs part 1: Egyptian Fifteens - JBRDecals





1/144 Arab MiGs part 1: Egyptian Fifteens  - JBRDecals

A great set of decal for MiG-15/MiG-15bis model kits such as produced by Eduard, containing very detailed full colour painting and decal placement guide.

Contains decals that can be used to build one MiG-15bis and one MiG-15UTI in colors of the Egyptian Air Force and any two of four features MiG-15bis/MiG-15UTI of the United Arab Republic Air Force.

Available now directly from the JBRdecal website, or your usual supplier
with more to follow...!!

1/144 Westland Wessex HC.2 / HCC.4 / HU.5 / MK.53 - 'Special Schemes' by Mark 1 Models




1/144 Westland Wessex HC.2 / HCC.4 / HU.5 / MK.53 - 'Special Schemes' by Mark 1 Models

Another Westland Wessex issue from Mark I, this time with some more unusual marking schemes.

Source: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14428 

1/144 MiG-21R/MA/MF/MFN dual combo kit. Czechoslovak Fishbeds Limited edition - JBRDecals







1/144  MiG-21R/MA/MF/MFN dual combo kit. Czechoslovak Fishbeds Limited edition - JBRDecals 

You don't need me to tell you how great the modern Eduard 1/144 kits are, but this limited edition set is combination of Eduard Kits and the excellently researched and produced decals by JBR packed for your convenience.

Contains:
2x complete Eduard MiG-21MF 1/144 scale kit
2x resin parts for converting MF to R (recce pod, SPO-3R wintip antennas), 1x SM ECM pod, 4x wing pylon with APU-60-I launcher and 4x R-60 missile.
decal set containing decals for 12 MiG-21 R, MA, MF and MFN in service of the Czechoslovak and Czech Air Force

The decal sheet contains decals for the following aircraft:
MiG-21R 1501 - 28. SBOLP, Čáslav, 1993 a 1994
MiG-21R 1704 - 28. SBOLP, Čáslav, 1994
MiG-21MA 1113 - 4. SLP, Pardubice, 1989
MiG-21MA 1114 - 4. SLP, Pardubice, 1989
MiG-21MA 2701 - 5. SLP, Plzeň-Líně, 1990
MiG-21MF 5212 - 11. SLP, Žatec, 1993
MiG-21MF 5305 - 5. SLP, Plzeň-Líně, 80. léta
MiG-21MF 5512 - 211. tl, Čáslav, 2005
MiG-21MF 7702 - 6. SBOLP, Přerov, 1980
MiG-21MF 7714 - 6. SBOLP, Přerov, 1983
MiG-21MFN 5581 - 211. tl, Čáslav, 2005
MiG-21MFN 5603 - 211. tl, Čáslav, 2005

Available now directly from the JBRdecal website, or your usual supplier

1/144 FUJI T-5 - Foxone


1/144 FUJI T-5 - Foxone
A nice little Japanese Trainer, that would sit nicely with your JASDF collection, especially if you have the other trainers recently released - f-toys-jasdf-collection-4

Available: November 2014
Price: 3500 Yen

http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/o58/original_58.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/air_gallery/fuji_t5/fujit5.html

1/144 Honda HA-420 HondaJet - by Foxone


1/144 Honda HA-420 HondaJet - by Foxone
An interesting little executive jet, worth a look - would make a nice little military "what if"
Available: November 2014
Price: 4000 Yen
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_HA-420_HondaJet

http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/o60/original_60.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/air_gallery/hondajet/hondajet.html

1/144 Sharp Shootin' Hornets - JBR Decals





1/144 Sharp Shootin' Hornets - JBR Decals

A comprehensive decals set (including stencils) 100 limited edition pieces decal set for F/A-18A/C/D model kits. Contain decals for 7 aircraft of the US Marine Corps' Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, the "Sharpshooters".

The detailing on this BOA Agency decals is excellent, and contains decals for the following aircraft:

F/A-18A BuNo 163131 (lot 9) SH-220 MALS11 "Devilfish" markings, 2011-2012
F/A-18C BuNo 163480 (lot 10) SH-200 CO bird, 2006-2007
F/A-18C BuNo 163508 (lot 10) SH-237 MiG-21 killer markings, USS Nimitz carrier qualifications 2009
F/A-18D BuNo 164049 (lot 12) SH-200 CO bird, 2007
F/A-18D BuNo 164219 (lot 13) SH-272 2007
F/A-18C BuNo 164707 (lot 10) SH-202 2010
F/A-18D BuNo 165527 (lot 21) SH-352 former VMFA(AW)-121 CO bird, 2013

Available now directly from the JBRdecal website, or your usual supplier

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1/144 F-16 "High Detail" F-Toys




1/144  F-16  "High Detail"  F-Toys 

The translation is a bit wooly, though it appears F-Toys have announced they are to "pause" the Wing Kit Collection  after the VS collection, and/or start producing a set of "High Detail" models (that wont be available via confectionery stores - so, through model hobby stores?)

Radjapan has confirmed (check out their new items):

The F-Toys blog says wing kit collections will take a break for a while. They use the word,”Take a break” about the Vol.15. So the Vol.15 could show up someday. 

F-Toys is also planning on releasing new series and they call it “High-Spec series” (something like Gimix). The High-Spec series Vol.1 is F-16 Fighting Falcon. They will come out next January or so.

So F-Toys goes with “VS series” and “High-Spec series” in the future.

Source: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/ftoys/20141027 and KG144BBS

Saturday, October 25, 2014

1-144 Yakovlev Yak-11 (NATO reporting name: "Moose") - Mikro-Mir






1-144 Yakovlev Yak-11 (NATO reporting name: "Moose") - Mikro-Mir

Mikro-Mir are continuing their support of 1/144 and are previously indicated in their catalog are due for release (lets hope those Yak-23 and the Yak-36 are not far behind), its not clear yet whether these will be single kits, or follow the tradition of multiple kits per box? The kits are injected plastic, though better than your typical resin kit are not quite there up with revell etc, though should still make a nice kit. There is a great array of decals with this kit that allows you to produce a host schemes for Soviet,Czech, GDR, Syria  and Algeria.

The Yakovlev Yak-11 (NATO reporting name: "Moose", Russian: Як-11) was a trainer aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force and other Soviet-influenced air forces from 1947 until 1962.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-11

The Yakovlev design bureau began work on an advanced trainer based on the successful Yak-3 fighter in mid 1944, although the trainer was of low priority owing to the ongoing Second World War.[1] The first prototype of the new trainer, designated Yak-UTI or Yak-3UTI flew in late 1945. It was based on the radial-powered Yak-3U, but with the new Shvetsov ASh-21 seven-cylinder radial replacing the ASh-82 of the Yak-3U. It used the same all-metal wings as the Yak-3U, with a fuselage of mixed metal and wood construction. Pilot and observer sat in tandem under a long canopy with separate sliding hoods. A single synchronised UBS 12.7 mm machine gun and wing racks for two 100 kg (220 lb) bombs comprised the aircraft's armament.

An improved prototype flew in 1946, with revised cockpits and a modified engine installation with the engine mounted on shock absorbing mounts. This aircraft successfully passed state testing in October 1946, with production beginning at factories in Saratov and Leningrad in 1947. Production Yak-11s were heavier than the prototypes, with later batches fitted with non-retractable tail wheels and revised propellers. A 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun was sometimes fitted instead of the UBS, while some were fitted with rear-view periscopes above the windscreen. In total, Soviet production amounted to 3,859 aircraft between 1947 and 1955. with a further 707 licence-built by Let in Czechoslovakia as the C-11.
The Yak-11 set five world-class records.

Source:
http://mikro-mir.com/en/103-yak-11

1/144 Shorts Belfast SC.5 RAF Heavy transport - Anigrand

1/144  Shorts Belfast SC.5  RAF Heavy transport - Anigrand


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

Due December 2014
http://www.anigrand.com/future_releases.htm

Saturday, October 18, 2014

1/144 Wing Kit Collection "Versus Series 1" - F-Toys


1/144 Wing Kit Collection "Versus Series 1" - F-Toys 
F-Toys are to release a 'mega' issue of 15 items consisting of 6x Shiden Kai and 8x P-51D Mustangs. I am not sure if these are released as singles, or twin packs like the old WTM VS Tanks. Its probably the former, with a logical pairing of aircraft based upon their adversarial nature being on opposing sides at specific campaign or battles?  I don't know if here there will be any specials at this time?

If you buy them all, you might need to invest in a new shelf! ;-)

Release Date: 8th December 2014

source:  http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/entry-11940033119.html