Friday, July 29, 2016

1/144 Star Wars Kits by Dragon




1/144 Star Wars Kits by Dragon
Further images for the previously announced Star Wars kits by Dragon, currently the relationship between these and the Bandai kits is unknown.

T-65 X-Wing
T-70 X-Wing
Millennium Falcon (New Style)

https://www.facebook.com/dragonmodels/
https://www.facebook.com/dragonmodels/photos/pcb.1423297601030055/1423291601030655/?type=3&theater

Saturday, July 02, 2016

1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I 'Last Biplane Fighter - Mark I







1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I 'Last Biplane Fighter - Mark I
 
Gloster Gladiator Mk.I 'Last Biplane Fighter' (decals for RAF, Belgian AF, Chinese Nationalist AF)

The Gloster Gladiator was a British-built biplane fighter developed from the Gauntlet and its prototype, designated SS.37, flew in September 1934. Following testing and minor modifications the first production model, the Mk.I, was delivered from July 1936 and became operational in January 1937.

The Gladiator Mk.I was a single-seat biplane of metal construction with mixed fabric and metal covering. It was fitted with a fixed undercarriage and powered by a Mercury radial engine turning two-blade wooden propeller. Its armament consisted of four guns, of which two were mounted in the fuselage and two under the lower wings.

In total, 378 Gladiator Mk.Is were produced and supplied during 1937-38. Belgian Air Force operated 22 aeroplanes, while China acquired 36 Gladiators.

The Gladiator was the RAF's last biplane fighter aircraft and the first with an enclosed cockpit. Although rendered obsolete by newer monoplane designs, it proved good in initial combats and saw action in almost all theatres during the WWII.

Gladiators (both the Mk.I and Mk.II versions) were successfully exported to many countries and saw service with more than 15 air arms, including those of Belgium, China, Egypt, Finland, Free France, Greece, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. They also equipped RAAF and SAAF squadrons in the Middle East and North Africa.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, K7957, No.73 Sq., RAF, Digby airfield, 1938
2) Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, K7974, Grey RT-O, No.112 Sq., RAF, Helwan airfield, Egypt, spring 1940
3) Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, White 31, 1er Escadrille du 1er Groupe du 2éme Regiment Aéronautique (Squadron 1/I/2 Aé) - 'La Comète', Force aérienne belge (Belgian Air Force), Schaffen - Diest airfield, late 1939
4) Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, White 2809, 28th Fighter Sq., 5th Fighter Group, Chinese Nationalist Air Force, China, 1938

This injection-moulded kit contains 34 parts, one resin part and one clear part (cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.

Manufacturer: MARK I Models
Code Number: MKM14452
Scale: 1:144
Item type: Aircraft kits (injection)

Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14452

1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II 'Gallant Warrior - Mark. I




1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II 'Gallant Warrior - Mark. I
 
Gloster Gladiator Mk.II 'Gallant Warrior' (decals RAF, Portuguese AF, Swedish AF)

The Gloster Gladiator was a British-built biplane fighter developed from the Gauntlet and its prototype, designated SS.37, flew in September 1934. The first production model was the Mk.I, which became operational in January 1937. An improved Mk.II version followed in 1938 and eventually 270 aircraft of this Mark were built.

The Gladiator Mk.II was a single-seat biplane of metal construction with mixed fabric and metal covering. It was fitted with a fixed undercarriage and powered by a Mercury radial engine turning three-blade metal propeller. Its armament consisted of four guns, of which two were mounted in the fuselage and two under the lower wings.

The Gladiator was the RAF's last biplane fighter aircraft and the first with an enclosed cockpit. Although rendered obsolete by newer monoplane designs, it proved good in initial combats and saw action in almost all theatres during the WWII.

Gladiators (both the Mk.I and Mk.II versions) were successfully exported to many countries and saw service with more than 15 air arms, including those of Belgium, China, Egypt, Finland, Free France, Greece, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway. They also equipped RAAF and SAAF squadrons in the Middle East and North Africa and flew in secondary roles such as Meteorological Flights.
Portugal took delivery of 30 Gladiator Mk.IIs while Sweden flew their 55 planes under military designation J 8 and J 8A.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, N5641, Grey HE-G, No.263 Sq., RAF, Norwegian Campaign, June 1940
2) Gloster Gladiator Mk.II (Met), N2309, White B, No.1401 (Met) Flight, RAF, Bircham Newton airfield, 1943
3) Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, Yellow 459, Esquadrilha de Caça Expedicionaria (Expeditionary Fighter Squadron) Nr.2, Portuguese Air Force, Achada airfield, the Azores, 1941
4) J 8A (Gloster Gladiator Mk.II), No.278, Black 8-48, 1. Division, Flygflottilj 8 (Wing F 8), Swedish Air Force, Barkarby airfield, summer 1939

This injection-moulded kit contains 37 parts, one resin part and one clear part (cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.

Manufacturer: MARK I Models
Code Number: MKM14453
Scale: 1:144
Item type: Aircraft kits (injection)
Price: £12.99

Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14453

1/144 Gloster Sea Gladiator 'Malta Defender' - Mark. I





Gloster Sea Gladiator 'Malta Defender' (decals RAF, FAA)

The Gloster Gladiator was a British-built biplane fighter developed from the Gauntlet and its prototype, designated SS.37, flew in September 1934. The first production model was the Mk.I, which became operational in January 1937. An improved Mk.II version followed in 1938 and eventually 270 aircraft of this Mark were built. A modified Mk II, the Sea Gladiator, was developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. It was fitted with an arrestor hook, a ventral dinghy fairing and other additional equipment for operations aboard aircraft carriers. Sixty production Sea Gladiators were built, with another 38 early Mk.IIs modified as the Sea Gladiator (Interim).

The Sea Gladiator was a single-seat biplane of metal construction with mixed fabric and metal covering. It was fitted with a fixed undercarriage, catapult spools and an arrester hook and was powered by a Mercury radial engine turning three-blade metal propeller. Its armament consisted of four guns - two in the fuselage and two under the lower wings.

The Gladiator was the RAF's last biplane fighter aircraft and the first with an enclosed cockpit. Although rendered obsolete by newer monoplane designs, it proved good in initial combats and saw action in almost all theatres during the WWII.

Sea Gladiators served with FAA squadrons from early 1939 and were involved in defence of Norway and of Malta, the latter giving birth of a myth of legendary aircraft to be named as Faith, Hope and Charity.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Gloster Sea Gladiator, N5520, Black S, 'Faith' of the Hal Far Fighter Flight, RAF, Hal Far airfield, Malta, June 1940
2) Gloster Sea Gladiator, N5531, 'Hope' of the Hal Far Fighter Flight, RAF, Hal Far airfield, Malta, June 1940
3) Gloster Sea Gladiator, N5519, Black R, 'Charity' of the Hal Far Fighter Flight, RAF, Hal Far airfield, Malta, June 1940
4) Gloster Sea Gladiator, N5525, No.802 NAS, Royal Navy, HMS Glorious, based at Aboukir airfield, Egypt, summer 1939

This injection-moulded kit contains 39 parts and one clear part (cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.
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Manufacturer: MARK I Models
Code Number: MKM14455
Scale: 1:144
Item type: Aircraft kits (injection)
Price: £12.992.99

Kamfgruppe 144 Forum


Hello Everyone

We have had a serious technical problem with the KG144 forum., this problem has resulted in a serious loss of both the data and the forum.

Efforts are being made to set up a new forum, and different options are being explored as to the best approach going forwards.

A forum in which to share and discuss 1/144 scale modelling will return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218&list=RD4vuW6tQ0218#t=35

Though a poor substitute, in the mean time selected information is available here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160305042557/http://kampfgruppe144.com/phpbb3/index.php

Regards
Bluedonkey99

Friday, April 29, 2016

1/144 "Nell" Interplanetary Fighter from "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980)




1/144 "Nell" Interplanetary  Fighter from "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980)

The years immediately following the tsunamic success of George Lucas' "Star Wars" (1977) saw dozens of low-budget sci-fi shoot-'em-ups rushed into neighbourhood multiplexes. One of the most successful of these "Me, Too!" space operas was Roger Corman's "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980), starring Richard ("The Waltons") Thomas, George ("The A-Team") Peppard, Robert ("The Man from UNCLE") Vaughn,  Marta ("Lost in Space") Kristen and Sam ("Ben Casey") Jaffee. Reportedly ghost-directed by Corman itself, the film was an unapologetic knock-off of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 action classic "Seven Samurai" and its 1960 American adaptation, "The Magnificent 7," all set in a far-future outer space.

Scale: 1:144
Number of Pieces: 12
Pattern: Alfred Wong
Casting: Millennium Models International (MMI)

Price: $110 USD

http://fantastic-plastic.com/nell---catalog.html

Other kits are available: http://fantastic-plastic.com/fantastic-plastic-models-online-catalog.html
Future Releases: http://fantastic-plastic.com/future-releases.html

Sunday, April 24, 2016

1/144 Space Cruiser - by Freightdog


 1/144 Space Cruiser - by Freightdog

This a 1/144 complete resin kit of the projected DARPA Space Cruiser, a proposed deniable weapon developed from the 1970s Early Spring project. Designed to be carried inside the Space Shuttle bay (up to three at a time), this small manned craft would inspect and destroy Soviet spy or weapon satellites that posed a threat to the USA. This kit is very small, measuring less than 6cm, consisting of just five parts. Suggested paint finish is overall black with a gold canopy, no decals (its deniable, so don't put stars and bars on it!). Limited availability.


Available: now

Price: 6.50 GBP

More info:
http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2015/09/smallest-model-kit-ever-made-new.html (inc, built kit)
 http://www.up-ship.com/apr/extras/scruiser1.htm 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

1/144 Airport Service Sets 6 & 7 - Eastern Express



1/144 Airport Service Sets 6 & 7 - Eastern Express

Eastern Express have released another couple of sets for your Soviet/Eastern European Ground Support Equipment(GSE). They also look like they would be at home in civilian or military settings?

Price is @$30USD on Ebay..

Available: Now


Thursday, April 14, 2016

1/144 "Resurgam" British Submarine - Mikro-Mir


1/144 "Resurgam"  British Submarine - Mikro-Mir
Clearly, someone at Mikro-Mir is a big fan of early and unusual British Submarines!
Here we have an early one from the 19th Century.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurgam

Source:
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM144-012
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234999722-victorian-submarines-resurgam-1144/

interestingly, in two colour schemes 'historical' and 'bright yellow!??' this has been released in 1/144 before, as part of Takara's Ships of the World Vol.2

http://images.delcampe.com/img_large/auction/000/156/728/838_001.jpg

Friday, April 08, 2016

1-144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Versus 4 by F-Toys




1-144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Versus 4 by F-Toys
A new Versus series release this time, Late War Zeros and Corsairs over the pacific.
Expect a lottery(?) version - see inset above, and of course, some bonus items....
Will we see a French Aeronavale (or a captured F4U) ???

Source: http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/5435.html

Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 0 Model 52 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A6M_Zero#A6M5_Type_0_Model_52

Vought F4U Corsair
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_F4U_Corsair

1/144 Boeing YC-14, MD YC-25 and Budd RB-1/C-93 Conestoga - Anigrand


1/144 Boeing YC-14, McDonnell  YC-25 and Budd RB-1/C-93 Conestoga - Anigrand

Current planned released for Anigrand this year.

Expect more of the usual formula of large kits, plus bonuses....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_YC-14
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/c-14.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_YC-15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budd_RB_Conestoga


Friday, March 25, 2016

1/144 HMS Holland (class) submarine - MIKRO-MIR



1/44 HMS Holland (class) submarine - MIKRO-MIR
Another in their range of 1/144 submarines, this time an boat from the early days of the evolution of modern submarines.

Expect this to be injected plastic with a photo etched parts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Holland_1


Its not on the website http://mikro-mir.com/en/ships-1-144.html , but it is appearing on ebay already!

1/144 Grumman F9F Panther - Oz Mods

1/144 Grumman Panther - Oz Mods 
Reissued, with injected plastic kit with vacform and clear canopies. Silk Screen decals for the Blue Angeles and VFA-192 Golden Dragons - aircraft 209 as seen in the movie Bridge at TOKO-Ri.

The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer's first jet fighter and one of the United States Navy's first successful carrier-based jet fighters. A single-engined, straight-winged day fighter, it was fitted with an armament of four 20 mm (0.79 in) cannons and could carry a wide assortment of air-to-ground munitions.

The Panther was used extensively by the U.S. Navy and the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War. It was also the first jet aircraft used by the Blue Angels flight team, being used by them from 1949 through to late 1954. The aircraft was exported to Argentina and was the first jet used by the Argentine Naval Aviation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F9F_Panther

Available: March 2016
http://www.ozmods-kits.com/aircraft-kits-1144

1/144 F-Toys WTM Vol.3 (IJA)


1/144 F-Toys WTM Vol.3 (IJA)

Type 2 Ka-Mi amphibious tank
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_2_Ka-Mi

Type 89 I-Go medium tank
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_89_I-Go

Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha medium tank - NOT the same Chi-Ha as the one from the OOP F-Toys' Battle Tank Collection Vol.2. This new one represents the improved Type 97 variant with a high velocity 47mm gun replacing the original low velocity 57mm gun.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_97_ShinHoTo_Chi-Ha


Source: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10377928 and Smeg1959

Thursday, March 24, 2016

1/144 Bachem Ba-349 A / Ba-349 M52/M58 - Brengun


1/144 Bachem Ba-349 A  and Bachem Ba-349 M52/M58  - Brengun
Brengun have released another set of interesting little kits, previously available in resin from Fozone, its not available in build and wallet friendly injected plastic, and comes with decals and two kits in a box.

for more info on the development and history of this aircraft:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachem_Ba_349

Bachem Ba-349 A Natter (two in box)
Catalog number: BRP144001
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/bachem-ba-349-a-natter-(two-in-box)-1225


Bachem Ba-349 M52/M58 (two in box)
Catalog number: BRP144002
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/bachem-ba-349-m52-m58-(two-in-box)-1226

Available: March 2016
Price: 12 Euro

Maybe there is some hope of seeing their B&V-40 in 144 too now?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

1/144 Euro Jets Vol.2 - F-Toys



1/144 Euro Jets Vol.2 - F-Toys
A new set of "Euro" jets from F-Toys, expected release date "late March 2016"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan_MiG-29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_JAS_39_Gripen


- 1-A: MiG-29S Fulcrum C Russian Air Force technical training center
- 1-B: MiG-29S Fulcrum C Russian Air Force aerobatic team
- 1-C: MiG-29S Fulcrum C Ukraine Air Force
- 1-D: MiG-29S Fulcrum C Russian Air Force 28th fighter regiment
- 1-E: MiG-29S Fulcrum C Soviet Air Force 115th  fighter regiment
- 2-A: JAS39A / C Gripen Swedish Air Force
- 2-B: JAS39A / C Gripen Swedish Air Force
- 2-C: JAS39A / C Gripen Czech Air Force
- 2-D: JAS39A / C Gripen Hungary Air Force

Image Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10377915

Thursday, March 03, 2016

1/144 Bugatti 100P & Type 75sc Atlantic- by MACH 3

1/144 Bugatti 100P & Type 75sc - by MACH 3

I love this aircraft and wanted a kit of this ever since i first stumbled across it on the web, the only trouble now is that i want two - one in blue and one in a military scheme!

This is a new release from by MACH 3, but only available at shows and via DAMEYA.net which will make it hard to get: http://www.dameya.net/shopdetail/000000000363

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Model_100
http://bugatti100p.com/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Type_57

2016 Fantastic Plastic 1/144

Sunday, February 28, 2016

1/144 Brewster F2A / Buffalo - by Mark I


1/144 Brewster F2A / Buffalo - by Mark I
The Brewster F2A Buffalo[1] was an American fighter aircraft which saw service early in World War II. Designed and built by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, it was one of the first U.S. monoplanes with an arrestor hook and other modifications for aircraft carriers. The Buffalo won a competition against the Grumman F4F Wildcat in 1939 to become the U.S. Navy's first monoplane fighter aircraft. Although superior to the Grumman F3F biplane it replaced and the early F4Fs,[2] the Buffalo was largely obsolete when the United States entered World War 2 being unstable and overweight, especially when compared to the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero.[3]
Several nations, including Finland, Belgium, Britain and the Netherlands, ordered the Buffalo. Of all the users, the Finns were the most successful with their Buffalos, flying them in combat against early Soviet fighters with excellent results.[4] During the Continuation War of 1941–1944, the B-239s (a de-navalized F2A-1) operated by the Finnish Air Force proved capable of engaging and destroying most types of Soviet fighter aircraft operating against Finland at that time and achieving in the first phase of that conflict 32 Soviet aircraft shot down for every B-239 lost,[5] and producing 36 Buffalo "aces".[6]
In December 1941, Buffalos operated by both British Commonwealth (B-339E) and Dutch (B-339D) air forces in South East Asia suffered severe losses in combat against the Japanese Navy's Mitsubishi A6M Zeroand the Japanese Army's Nakajima Ki-43 "Oscar". The British attempted to lighten their Buffalos by removing ammunition and fuel and installing lighter guns to increase performance, but it made little difference.[7]After the first few engagements, the Dutch halved the fuel and ammunition load in the wing, which allowed their Buffalos (and their Hurricanes) to stay with the Oscars in turns.[8]
The Buffalo was built in three variants for the U.S. Navy, the F2A-1, F2A-2 and F2A-3. (In foreign service, with lower horsepower engines, these types were designated B-239, B-339, and B-339-23 respectively.) The F2A-3 variant saw action with United States Marine Corps (USMC) squadrons at the Battle of Midway. Shown by the experience of Midway to be no match for the Zero,[2] the F2A-3 was derided by USMC pilots as a "flying coffin."[9] However the F2A-3s performance was substantially inferior[10] to the F2A-2 variant used by the Navy before the outbreak of the war despite detail improvements.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_F2A_Buffalo

New kits released in February 2016:
MKM14444 F2A-1 Buffalo/B-239 ‘Early Versions’ (2in1)
http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/scale-model-kits/mkm14444-f2a-1-buffalo-b-239

MKM14445 F2A-1 Buffalo/B-239 ‘Early Versions’ (2in1)
http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/scale-model-kits/mkm14445-f2a-2-buffalo-b-339-usbelgian

MKM14446 Buffalo Mk.I/B-339D 'Far East Service' (2in1)
http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/scale-model-kits/mkm14446-buffalo-mki-b-339-far-east

1/144 Mitsubishi A5M - Sweet



1/144 Mitsubishi A5M - Sweet


Mitsubishi A5M Soryu Fighter Corps 1938-1939
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10358706

Type 96 Carrier Fighter (A5M4) HOUKOKU-348 (1st Woman Teacher-GO)
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10371986

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

1/144 Thunderbirds 2 (Original Series) Collection - By Deagostini




1/144 Thunderbirds 2 (Original Series) Collection - By Deagostini
It looks like those look folka in Japan are getting a part by part series collection of some classic Thuderbirds items - that may well be in 1/144

http://deagostini.jp/tbk/
http://deagostini.jp/tbk/#teiki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMkQRqweCQ

Source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/dameya/archives/50907843.html

1/144 Planned Release for 2016



1/144 Planned Release for 2016 

Some interesting planned releases from RODEN, a numbre of VC-10s
http://roden.eu/HTML/framenews.htm

Vickers Super VC10 – was a long-range British airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs and its first flight was in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance Empire routes and commanded excellent ‘Hot and High’ performance for operations from African airports. With its introduction by BOAC in April 1964, the VC10 became an immensely popular aircraft in the BOAC fleet, both with passengers and crew, being particularly praised for its comfort and low cabin noise levels. It was BOAC’s most successful Aircraft in terms of passenger numbers carried. The VC10 still holds the record for the fastest London to New York crossing of the Atlantic, of 5 hours and 1 minute. Other major users of the VC10 were East African Airways and the Royal Air Force, the latter only withdrawing from service its last VC10 in 2013.

1/144 Vickers Super VC10 1151
1/144 Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
1/144 Vickers VC10 K3 Type 1164 Tanker
1/144 Vickers Super VC10 1154 (East African Airways)
1/144 Vickers Super VC10 1154 (BOAC)  (shown on website)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_VC10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-141_Starlifter


Source: http://www.frogmodelaircraft.co.uk/

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

1/144 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet / EA-18G Growler - High-Spec Series Vol.4 - F-Toys




1/144 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet / EA-18G Growler - High-Spec Series Vol.4 - F-Toys 
The Super Hornet is an evolutionary redesign of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The Super Hornet's unique wing and tail configuration can be traced back to an internal Northrop project P-530, c. 1965; this had started as a substantial rework of the lightweight F-5E with a larger wing, twin tail fins and a distinctive leading edge root extension (LERX).[4] Later flying as the Northrop YF-17 "Cobra", it competed in the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) program to produce a smaller and simpler fighter to complement the larger F-15 Eagle. The Navy directed that the YF-17 be redesigned into the larger F/A-18 Hornet to meet a requirement for a multi-role fighter to complement the larger F-14 Tomcat serving in air superiority and fleet defense interceptor roles. The Hornet proved to be effective but limited in combat radius. Its design was expanded in the Super Hornet, which has an empty weight slightly greater than the F-15C.[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_F/A-18E/F_Super_Hornet


Source:
http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/digitamin/yt06290.html
http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/entry-12124185808.html

1/144 F-82F/G Twin Mustang (2 kits) - F-Toys


1/144 F-82F/G Twin Mustang (2 kits) - F-Toys
F-Toys are reissuing a set of two F-82F/G in unpainted kit form, with Rocketeer Decals.
This was last released in gashapon format in 2006

Available: February 2016
Price: @18USD


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_F-82_Twin_Mustang
http://www.swissmustangs.ch/index2.html

Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10370642

Saturday, January 23, 2016

1/144 "Delfin" - Russian Imperial Submarine - MIKRO-Mir


1/144 "Delfin" - Russian Imperial Submarine - MIKRO-Mir

I don't know too much about this one at the moment, but it will typically be plastic with some photoetch parts?

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM144-010

Available January 2015, currently @$20 on E-Bay.

Delfin (Дельфин, Russian: "Dolphin") was the first combat-capable Russian submarine. She was commissioned in 1903 and decommissioned in 1917, having served during World War I.

Delfin was designed by Naval architect Senior Assistant Ivan Grigoryevich Bubnov, Lieutenant M.N. Beklemishev and Lieutenant I.S. Goryunov of the Construction Commission for Submarines (later the Rubin Design Bureau). The design was of a single-hull type submarine with saddle tanks whose outer plating was covered with teak to prevent damage in the case of grounding.[1] She was ordered in July 1901[1] laid down by Baltic Works at St. Petersburg, launched in 1902, and entered service in 1903, training officers and sailors. Initially the vessel was classed as a torpedo boat and only given a number instead of a name.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Delfin


Saturday, January 16, 2016

1/144 Type 0 Fighter Model 21 (A6M2b) by Aoshima


1/144 Type 0 Fighter Model 21  (A6M2b)  by Aoshima 

The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" is a long-range fighter aircraft, manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter (零式艦上戦闘機 rei-shiki-kanjō-sentōki?), or the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen. The A6M was usually referred to by its pilots as the "Reisen" (zero fighter), "0" being the last digit of the Imperial year 2600 (1940) when it entered service with the Imperial Navy. The official Allied reporting name was "Zeke", although the use of the name "Zero" was later commonly adopted by the Allies as well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A6M_Zero


I hadnt seen this one before it popped up on "model stories"
http://modelbox.free.fr/news/News1601_P/index_fichiers/ASIE.htm

other than it being due 2016/03, i don't know anything else about it...

though HLJ has it as a Gashapon Series of 8 items...
https://www.hlj.com/product/AOS08585/Gsh

1/144 Su-24M Fencer D - ARMORY



1/144 Su-24M Fencer D - ARMORY
ARMORY are to release a new SU-24, with two different wing configurations - straight and swept wing and an impressive array of munitions!!

The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather bomber aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft features a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its two crew. It was the first of the USSR's aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation/attack system.[1] It remains in service with the Russian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, and various air forces to which it was exported.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-24

Sprues design of 1/144 Su-24M Fencer kit w/ complete ordnance set.

Ordnance set contain:
- fuel tank 2000l - 1pc.
- fuel tank 3000l - 3pcs.
- firebomb ZB-500 - 1pc.
- multiple bomb rack MZBD-6 - 7pcs.
- guided bomb KAB-500Kr - 7pcs.
- guided bomb KAB-500L - 7pcs.
- guided bomb KAB-1500L - 3pcs.
- bomb OFAB-100-120 - 38pcs.
- bomb OFAB-250-270 -18pcs.
- bomb FAB-250M-54 - 30pcs.
- bomb FAB-250M-62 - 16pcs.
- bomb FAB-250TS - 5pcs.
- bomb FAB-500M-54 - 10pcs.
- bomb FAB-500M-62 - 10pcs.
- bomb FAB-500TS - 10pcs.
- bomb FAB-1500M-46 - 3pcs.
- bomb FAB-1500M-54 - 2pcs.
- container APK-9 - 1pc.
- container/cluster bomb KMGU-2 - 7pcs.
- cluster bomb RBK-250 - 8pcs.
- gun container SPPU-6-23 - 3pcs.
- unguided missile pod UB-32A - 6pcs.
- unguided missile pod B-8M - 6pcs.
- unguided missile pod B-13L "Tulumbas" - 6pcs.
- unguided missile S-24B - 4pcs.
- unguided missile S-25OF - 6pcs.
- unguided missile S-25OFM - 6pcs.
- guided missile R-60 - 4pcs.
- guided missile S-25L - 6pcs.
- guided missile Kh-23M - 4pcs.
- guided missile Kh-23ML - 4pcs.
- guided missile Kh-23MR - 4pcs.
- guided missile Kh-28 - 2pcs.
- guided missile Kh-29L - 3pcs.
- guided missile Kh-29T -3pcs.
- guided missile Kh-31 - 3pcs.
- guided missile Kh-58U - 2pcs.
- guided missile Kh-59 - 2pcs.
- guided missile Kh-29M "Ovod" - 2pcs.
- refueling pod UPAZ-M - 1pc.



Also keep an eye on: http://www.jbr-decals.com/

For a decal set focused on the current Syrian campaign - not just for the Su-24M, but also Su-34, Su-25 and Su-30.

Kampfgruppe144 is visible again !!

Kampfgruppe144 is visible again !!
You can now see the content on KG144 without registration!
http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/index.php

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1/144 Dassault MD.450 OURAGAN - Miniwing






1/144 Dassault MD.450 OURAGAN - Miniwing

Miniwings have released their next batch of kits, covering this nice looking early European fighter-bombe.

The Dassault M.D.450 Ouragan (French: Hurricane) was the first French-designed jet fighter-bomber to enter production, playing a key role in resurgence of the French aviation industry after World War II. The Ouragan was operated by France, India, Israel and El Salvador. While in Israeli service, it participated in both the Suez Crisis and the Six-Day War.

Detailed design work on the new aircraft, which was given the designation M.D. (Marcel Dassault) 450, began in October 1947, with construction beginning on 7 April 1948 at Dassault's factory in Saint-Cloud. The Ouragan was smaller and lighter than the Thunderjet and had a thin wing similar to the one used by the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star.

The kit conforms to the Miniwing signature format and quality,  being cleanly cast and no air bubbles. The panel lines on fuselage are very finely, and also provided is both a clear resin and a vac-form canopy - also, included is a set of vinyl masks for painting the canopy. Did i mention the box, well there Miniwing have introduced a new modern letterbox style box - with full colour painting options on rear.

There are two decal options are provided for aircraft :

  • Armee de l'air, 2e Escadre de Chasse, Dijon, 1954 (aircraft #207 of 1954 "Patrouille de France"
  • Indian Air Force, 29 Sqn "Scorpions", 1958

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Ouragan

http://www.miniwing.cz/dassault-md-450-ouragan.html

An Israeli and El Salvadoran version of this kit is available.

Available: December 2015
From: http://www.kits-shop.com/ or Usual Stockists

(Review kit provided by Miniwing)