Monday, December 31, 2007

1/144 Shrink-o-Rama!!

1/144 Shrink-o-Rama!!
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It New Year Eve, so time for some 1/144 Nostalgia!?
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Gallery albums of your favourite 1/144 ranges!!!!!!!!!!!!
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http://www.shrink-o-rama.com/modules/xcgal/index.php

also

this Portugese Site!

http://www.the-old-toy-factory.com/loja_miniaturas_doyusha.htm


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ideas about Structures!?




Ideas about Structures!?
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The recent announcement of the 1/150 Tomytec "modern housing" series has made me think about a pending project about resizing the Airfix 1/76 Control Tower.
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Is it only my imaginiations of does the Tomytec House "D" have some potential as an Airfield control tower?
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Failing that, the Airfix 1/76 Control Tower is essentially a "flat packed kit". So it should be fairly easy to pop it upon a scanner or photo copier and reduce it in size for 1/144?
Some further work would need to be done to rebuild some features from scratch, but use of a good qaulity card or printiable plasticard should make this an interesting adventure!?
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if you model in scales other than 1/144 you might like to check out the flightpath website
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If you are lucky enough to live in Japan, you can of course just order one from
1/144 Yokosuka Military Model Arsenal ("YSK")




1/144 scale Dornier-Stratospharen Haunebu II




1/144 scale Dornier-Stratospharen Haunebu II Mysterious German flying-disc in WWII
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Anigrand have done it again and pulled off another stunning set of kits!
admittedly, this will perhaps be much more of a "love it" or "hate it" than some of thiers, but I for one have got my order placed already!
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curiouslly UNICRAFT are also to release thier version of the Haunebu II in 2008!
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Bonus kits:
- Sack AS-6 http://www.luft46.com/misc/sackas6.html this one actually was built!)
- Haunebu I
- BMW Fluglrad I V.1
- BMW Fluglrad I V.2


Saturday, December 22, 2007

1/144 MIG-25 "foxbat"


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

100,000 Hits!


100,000 Hits!
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Thank you all for your visits and comments,
here is to the future!

1/144 XF-11 - Scratch built by Alex Bernardo


1/144 XF-11 - Scratch built by Alex Bernardo
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A nice scratch built XF-11, well worth a look at the album beow, teh second album even has some "work in progress" photos!
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photos used with permission of A.Bernardo

Friday, December 21, 2007

Model Rectifier Corporation


1/144 Models - Model Rectifier Corporation
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Available Products:
F-14 Tomcat
F-4E Phantom II
F-15 C Eagle
F/A-18 Hornet
Price $8 USD


Thursday, December 20, 2007

1/144 Paper Houses




Village Bank
1780's Alms House

Store Street Emporium and Castle Hill House

3x Paper Shops

Church
Decoration
other


1/144 Motorized Triebflugel

1/144 Motorized Triebflugel
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http://blog.sina.com.tw/ah64/

1/144 F-Toys Bi-Planes (update)



1/144 F-Toys Bi-Planes (update)
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ok, nothing revolutionary, but a hint that that the series special will probably be a Japanese Float plane!?
(note: this will undoubtably be in addtion to a special for each of the 4 main types in the series)
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Released: January 2008

NORAD - Tracks Santa



Wednesday, December 19, 2007

1/144 Aircraft Collection - Montevideo !


1/144 Aircraft Collection - Montevideo !
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I have just found this interesting collection of "scratch built"1/144 models!
I particulary like the scratch built aerodrome!
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see the "FOTOS" Section


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

1/144 Nakajima G10N1 "Mount Fuji" by Anigrand

bonus:


Nakajima G10N1
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A huge kit coming here !
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4010_G10N1.htm
January 2008

Dimensions
G10N1 B-29
Span 206ft. <> 142ft.
Length 131ft. <> 99ft.
Height 28ft. <> 29ft. 7in.
Bombs 44,092lbs. <> 22,000 lbs

Monday, December 17, 2007

1/144 Dragon/Doyusha AH-64


1/144 AH-64D Apache Long Bow
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there must be a special hiding away!
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via OBAKE Blog:

1/144 JASDF2 by F-Toys - USAF Thunderbirds SPECIAL!!!


1/144 JASDF2 by F-Toys - USAF Thunderbirds SPECIAL!!!
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New secret for JASDF2 a cool painted T-33 - via Kapon2 blog
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1/144 "Thunderbirds" Various!!



1/144 "Thunderbirds" - Various Items!?
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C-54 USAF Thunderbirds support aircraft - By Minicraft
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F16 Thunderbird - F-Toys Acroteam Series
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F-100 Super Sabre (resin kit) - could be painted with much skill!

The best website 1/144 you have never heard off!







The best website 1/144 you have never heard off!
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Créations Chaubet

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Maquettes d'avions au 1/144e en white métal
(1/144 Aircraft Models in White Metal!)
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A fantastic range of aircraft, either in kit form or ready assmebled!
A wide period covered, although specialising in French Protoypes of the 1950s-1960!
Many of these will be unkown those expect the real "x-planes" or French aviation aficionado.
Note: I Think these should be treated in a similar fashion to resin kist, and some skill maybe required to reproduce similar effects!! (or bite the bullet and purchase and assembled and painted model!?)
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the futuristic looking aircraft (leduc 022) at the top is actually from 1956!!!
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c'est bon, tres bon!
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also note, that F-RSIN are to produce a combination SE-161 "Languedoc" + Leduc 010 as resin kit in the near future, as was displayed at the IMPS UK 2007 show at Telford,UK.
based upon the following carrier




1/144 RAF Bedford Fire Wngine - WWII , By Pro-Hobby/ICOM



1/144 RAF Bedford Fire Wngine - WWII , By Pro-Hobby/ICOM
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i have been waiting a while for this, i think it looks pretty good!
its been out for a month or so, and still looks to be available from the usual places!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

1/144 Military Helicoptor Kits - Fujimi


1/144 Military Helicoptor Kits, by Fujimi
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WESTLAND LYNX - (ideal partnerr for 1/144 Sweet Westland Sea King Kits & Fujimi UH-1/Bell 212)
This kit could also be converted into a number of British Army and Royal Navy Versisons, this aircraft all serves with other nations!
Available - Late, December 2007 - @750 Yen
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BELL UH-1N IROQUOIS - A versatile aircraft, could feature many roles and uses!
Available - Januaray 2008 - @720 Yen
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possible rerelease of "Entex" kit?

1/144 21st Century Toys - Dogfight Sets!




1/144 21st Century Toys - Dogfight Sets!
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Another set of WWII planes from 21st Century, Dogfight Series!.

Ok, I think we all knowo that there wouldnt have been much of a dogfigh with the unarmed PRU (Photo Reconnaissance Unit) Spifire?

interestingly this PRU Spitfire is shown on an IPMS Stockholm article, refering to Volumes 5 and 16 of the Wings of Fame.
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So i figure someone can probably tell more about this?
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the only sad thing is the poor quality of this model? - I am not sure if it is because the original spitfire is stunningly streamlined and beautiful, or whether the pink paint scheme is unforgiving?
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maybe its one of those which look better in the plastic compared to the photo?
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A final word of thanks to "combi" who provided the photos!

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

1/144 21st Century Toys - New Series - Prototypes




21st Century - New Series - 1/144 Prototypes
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Sd.Kfz. 251
Sd.Kfz. 7 "Famo"
M3 Half Track
U.S GMC 1/5 Ton Truck
Release Date: ??????
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these will be painted as are the others in previous series!

1/144 scale Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01


1/144 scale Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01 - Flying wing bomber target to New York
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interesting photo of the kit pieces, including those "bonus" kits!

Messerschmitt Me329
Arado Ar E.555-3 (?)
Lippisch Li P.13B
Blohm und Voss Bv P.208.03

http://www.anigrand.com/AA4008_MeP08.htm