Saturday, April 01, 2017

1/144 German Type UB 1 Submarine -- Mikro-Mir (Mikr-Mir)


1/144 German Type UB 1 Submarine -- Mikro-Mir (Mikr-Mir)
Plastic injected kit, with decals and photo-etched parts.

The Type UB I was a class of small coastal submarines (U-boats) built in Germany at the beginning of the First World War. 20 boats were constructed, most of which went into service with the German Imperial Navy.[Note 1] Boats of this design were also operated by the Austro-Hungarian Navy (Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine or K.u.K. Kriegsmarine) and the Bulgarian Navy. The group is sometimes known as the UB-1 class after SM UB-1, the class leader. In the Austro-Hungarian Navy, it was called the U-10 class.

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

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM144-016


For details of the sprues, decals and photo-etching please see:
http://mikro-mir.com/en/279.html

Price: ~$20USD




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dora Wings 1/144 for 2017


Dora Wings 1/144 for 2017

GeeBee R1 & R2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee_Bee_Model_R
The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts

The R-1 won the 1932 Thompson Trophy race, piloted by Jimmy Doolittle. He also set a new world land plane speed record of 476 km/h (296 mph) in the Shell Speed Dash. The distinction of a land plane record was noteworthy because, at that time, specialised speed seaplanes outran land planes (e.g. the Macchi M.C.72 with over 700 km/h).

The Springfield Union of September 6, 1932 quoted Doolittle as saying, "She is the sweetest ship I've ever flown. She is perfect in every respect and the motor is just as good as it was a week ago. It never missed a beat and has lots of stuff in it yet. I think this proves that the Granville brothers up in Springfield build the very best speed ships in America today."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Doolittle


http://www.dorawings.com/ (not active, yet)
https://www.facebook.com/DoraWings-1929101897320378/

Source(s):
RKM, &
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/153-the-rumourmonger/

Monday, February 20, 2017

AMG (Arsenal Model Group) Planned 1/144 Releases for 2017

RODEN 2017 Release Schedule (Planned)

RODEN 2017 Release Schedule (Planned)
http://www.roden.eu/index.html

  • Vickers VC-10 K4 Type 1170 tanker - 2017/02 (February)
  • Lockheed C-5B Galaxy - 2017/05 (May)
  • Lockheed C-141B Starlifter - 2017/07 (July)
  • Lockheed C-140B JetStar (L-1329) Germany Air Force - 2017/10 (October)
  • Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy - 2017/11  (November)
  • Douglas C-133 Cargomaster - 2017/11 (November)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

1/144 Cessna TO-1O / L-10 / O-1 by Miniwings





1/144 Cessna TO-1O / L-10 / O-1 by Miniwings
The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all-metal fixed-wing aircraft ordered for and by the United States Army since the U.S. Army Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, becoming its own branch of service, the United States Air Force. 

The Bird Dog had a lengthy career in the U.S. military, as well as in other countries.

This is the first in a range of all plastic injection kit and features a new packaging design, another advantage of the plastic kits are that they are cheaper than the resin kit.
This is a get set of kits with the plastic being very smooth and of a high quality, with fine detailing. Additionally, as its cast in clear plastic the glazing will fit perfectly (masks are provided for painting)

Description:
14 Clear plastic parts
Canopy mask
Decals for one Aircraft (Screen Printed  by http://www.jbr-decals.com/)

Release Date: February 2017 

Available from:
Kit Shop http://kits-shop.com/miniwing-plastic-1-144.php  with free postage!
Also available at your  usual stockists.



Ref. No.: mini301
Cessna TO-1D BIRD DOG
American Liaison and Observation Aircraft

Ref. No.: mini301
Cessna L-19
American Liaison and Observation Aircraft

 Ref. No.: mini303
Cessna L-19A / U.S. ARMY
8th Army, Korea 1952


 Ref. No.: mini304
Cessna L-19E / JGSDF
 Ref. No.: mini305
Cessna O-1A / South Vietnamese AF
19 TASS, Bien Hoa, 1966
Ref. No.: mini306 
Cessna O-1A / Royal Thai Air Force
531st Squadron, 53rd Wing
Ref. No.: mini307
Cessna O-1E / US Air Force
19 TASS, Lai Khe, 1966 




Tuesday, February 07, 2017

1/144 Future releases by Brengun (Spotted at Nuremberg 2017)


1/144 Future releases by Brengun (Spotted at Nuremberg 2017)

Brengun are expanding their range of small and interesting kits in 1/144 (Kits) (Accessories).

Having previously released the V-1, MXY1 Ohka, Aerocar, Bachem BA-349 and the He-162A Spatz to name but a few,

Talk at the trade stand this year has revealed more kits are are to come!

Currently on the release schedule are :

Horton Ho-229
Messerschmitt Me-163B
Heinkel He-162D

I would also expect some follow up released for vac form canopies and photo etched upgrades.

Source:  THF-ADI, at Kampgruppe144 BBS

Friday, February 03, 2017

1/144 Wing Kit VS 6 - Griffon Spitfire vs Me-163 !? - F-Toys



1/144 Wing Kit VS 6 - Griffon Spitfire vs Me-163 !? - F-Toys
Okay, its a slightly unusual pairing, but here goes:

Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10446810
Available: April 2017

- Wing Kit sixth instalment of the collection VS series, that the European fighter confrontation of the end of World War II,
- Griffon engined Spitfire from the United Kingdom.
- The Komet, comes with Kubelwagen and sdkfz 2 (Kettenkrad).

[lineup]
- 1-A: Spitfire Mk.14 (Royal Air Force # 610 Squadron)
- 1-B: Spitfire FR.Mk.14 (Royal Air Force No. 28 Squadron)
- 1-C: Spitfire PR.Mk.19 (Royal Air Force No. 42 Squadron)
- 1-D: Spitfire EF.Mk.18 (Royal Air Force No. 32 Squadron)
- 1-E: Spitfire Mk.14 (Royal Air Force # 350 Squadron)

- 2-A: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (German Air Force # 400 Fighter Wing)
- 2-B: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (Luftwaffe second preliminary Fighter Wing)
- 2-C: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (German Air Force # 400 Fighter Wing)
- 2-D: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (German Air Force 16th experiment troops)










Sunday, January 29, 2017

1/144 Me-163B Komet (two kits in box) - Brengun



1/144 Me-163B Komet (two kits in box) - Brengun

The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational and the first piloted aircraft of any type to exceed 1000 km/h (621 mph) in level flight. Its design was revolutionary and its performance unprecedented. German test pilot Heini Dittmar in early July 1944 reached 1,130 km/h (700 mph), an unofficial flight airspeed record unmatched by turbojet-powered aircraft for almost a decade. Over 300 aircraft were built, but the Komet proved ineffective in its dedicated role as an interceptor aircraft and was responsible for the destruction of only about nine to eighteen Allied aircraft against ten losses.[2][3]



It would not surprise me it Brengun to also release Vac-Form Cockpit, as it has just done for its He-162 

This does not include 1/144 Scheuch Schlepper, but one can be obtained from Mattis Minis on Shapeways : https://www.shapeways.com/product/48F46J9QW/1-144-scheuch-schlepper



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1/144 Star Wars : Rogue One - TIE SK X1 and UT-60D U-Wing - Bandai


1/144  Star Wars : Rogue One - TIE SK X1 and UT-60D U-Wing - Bandai

Basically looks like a multi-pack of  of the TIE Fighter,  U-Wing and 2x Combat Assult Tanks, all for under @16USD - whats not like?  Did i mention that both have movable wings?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE/sk_x1_experimental_air_superiority_fighter
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/UT-60D_U-wing_starfighter/support_craft

Expected Release Date: February 2017
Expected Price: @16USD

Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/10437164

http://bandai-hobby.net/sw/jp/products/u_wingfighter_tiestriker.html

There also appears to be a 1/72 & 1/144 X-Wing Dual pack :
http://bandai-hobby.net/sw/jp/products/dragonfly.html - Shame the X-Wing wasn't released as a standalone, or another dual/triple  1/144 release!?




1/144 Star Wars - Imperial AT-AT - Bandai


1/144 Star Wars - Imperial AT-AT - Bandai

Maybe this detailed master piece finally puts paid to F-Toys Mini AT-AT?

Comes with an interlocking base,  figures and simulated lasers


http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/All_Terrain_Armored_Transport

Expected Release : May 2017

Price : @30USD

Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/10444069








Saturday, January 07, 2017

1-144 F-35A Lightning II JASDF - Doyusha Super fighter No.3


1-144 F-35A Lightning II JASDF  - Doyusha Super fighter No.3 
It is a new series modelling active machines active in the sky of the world on 1/144 scale.

All parts are pre-painted and the main fueslage is pre-assembled, some additional simple assembly also required.

This represents the  first airframe (69 - 8701) that flew its first flight in August 2016, as part of its scheduled for introduction into the Japan Air Self Defense Force. .

Price 2,500 yen (excluding tax)
There is also a hexagon stand that can be exhibited in formation.


Due: January - February 2017

http://www.doyusha-model.com/list/figure/superfighter_3.html