Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1/144 Wing Kit Collection VS8 - F-Toys


1/144 Wing Kit Collection VS8 - F-Toys
This new release of the VS series brings you the following aircraft types:


  • de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito 
  • Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer

As is usual the promotional images are never great and the final product is normally much improved.
The Bf-110 is much welcomed since Bandai's Bf-110C release in 2009, the mosquito is a stranger having been released my F-Toys in November 2006 more recently and again by Bandai back in October 2005 - its also unclear at this point if the Mosquito is a reissue or new mold?


Source(s):
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10514529
https://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5522

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

1/144 HMS Astute and PLAN Type 092 Xia Class SSN - Trumpeter


1/144 HMS Astute and PLAN Type 092 Xia Class SSN - Trumpeter

HMS Astute (Royal Navy)
http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=3114&l=en

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Astute_(S119)


Type 092 Xia Class (PLA Navy)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_092_submarine

1/144 UTI MiG-15 (Dual Combo) by Eduard


1/144 UTI MiG-15 (Dual Combo) by Eduard

Due Bursary 2018 (Europe)



Photo etch upgrade will be available: https://hlj.com/product/EDU144009






1/144 Releases from Hobbyboss


1/144 Releases from Hobbyboss

Hobbyboss is a Trumpeter company.

-Antonov AN-12
-Shaanxi Y-8
-Shaanxi KJ-200 AEW
-Shaanxi KJ-500 AEW
-Shaanxi GX-8 MPA/Elint
-Shaanxi Y-9

Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/photos/a.910352652456662.1073742118.103526326472636/910353465789914/?type=3&theater

Sunday, November 26, 2017

1/144 Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar K1 (500) airtanker RAF - Eastern Express


Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar K1 (500) airtanker RAF - Eastern Express

The Royal Air Force operated nine L-1011-500s TriStars, six ex-British Airways and three ex-Pan Am.[2] The TriStars were bought in the immediate aftermath of the Falklands War to bolster the long range capability of the RAF in the transport and tanker roles, as the demands of refuelling Hercules supporting forces stationed in the Falklands was rapidly using up the fatigue life of the RAF's Handley Page Victor tankers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_TriStar_(RAF)

The original Eastern Express Tristar was released in 2015 (see here for sprue shots ), This version comes with two decal options and a seperate sprue containing the in-flight refuelling probe and  rear fuselage refuelling positions.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EA144122

Saturday, November 25, 2017

1/144 Horten Ho-229A - Brengun




1/144 Horten Ho-229A - Brengun

An alternative to the Project Flieger gachapon from ebay, The body/wing assemblies allow you do do a Smithsonian institute storage versionn  (link) ;-)

http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/horten-ho-229a-1395

I would expect some photo-etch or vacform canopy to be releases shortly?


1/144 Yak-1 1941 Version - Brengun



1/144 Yak-1 1941 Version - Brengun
1x Plastic Injection kit

http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/yak-1-1941-1396

Photo Etched sold separately
http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/yak-1-(brengum-kit)-1397






1/144 Yak-1 Winter version plastic kit (2 models in the box) - North Star Models


1/144 Yak-1 Winter version plastic kit (2 models in the box) North Star Models

- plastic kits of Yak-1 (2 models in the box)
- resin parts for skis and RO-82 launchers with RS-82 rockets
- 2 variants of transparent canopy
- photoetching plate.
- decal by Begemot company – 5 possible variants of marking


PRE-ORDER open until December 10, model will be shipped after December 10 2017

https://northstarmodels.com/product/1144-yak-1-winter-version-plastic-kit-2-models-in-the-box/








Friday, November 10, 2017

1/144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.16



1/144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.16
A new release on the classic Wing Kit Collection Format, a number of Japanese birds. Expect a number of colour variations and probably a "special"?

- IJN  Nakajima C6N Saiun "Mryt"
- IJA Mitsubishi KI-15-I "Babs"
- IJA Mitsubishi Ki-46III Type 100 "Dinah"

Release: January 2018
Source:   http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10501815  /  https://twitter.com/ftoys_scale

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Monday, October 23, 2017

1/144 Let L-13/TZ-13 Blanik 'in Military Service' (2 kits in 1 box) - MArk I


1/144 Let L-13/TZ-13 Blanik 'in Military Service' (2 kits in 1 box) 
(RAF, DOSAAF, Italian AF, Uruguayan AF, Lithuanian AF, Brazilian AF)

The L-13 Blanik is a two-seater glider produced by the Czechoslovak company Let Kunovice. Designed at the VZLš Aeronautical Research and Test Establishment in Prague in 1954-56, its prototype first flew in March 1956. It is an all-metal monoplane, with the fuselage of a semi-monocoque construction and high set wings with characteristic forward sweep. Its cockpit is enclosed by a two-piece acrylic glass canopy. The flaps and control surfaces are fabric covered and the fuselage is provided with a single-wheel semi-retractable landing gear and a fixed tail skid.

The L-13 entered production in 1958 and quickly gained popularity as an inexpensive and durable type, which was easy to fly and operate. It was widely adopted in the former Eastern Bloc countries and was also exported in large numbers to Western Europe, North and South America. In total, more than 2600 Blanik gliders had been produced by 1978, while a small batch of a modernised L-13A variant was built in 1981-82.

 It became the most numerous and widely used trainer glider in the world.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Let L-13 Blanik, Black R11 (c/n 026258), RAF Gliding and Soaring Association (RAFGSA), Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K., autumn 1980
2) Let L-13 Blanik, Red 21, DOSAAF Volunteer Society for Co-operation with the Army, Aviation and Navy, Aeroclub Novosibirsk, the Soviet Union, early 1970s
3) Let L-13 Blanik, No.23 outlined in Black, MM100047 (c/n 027009), CVV-14 Gliding Centre (Centro Volo a Vela), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), Frosinone Air Base, Italy, 1985
4) Let L-13 Blanik, Black 690 (c/n 0717), Military School of Aeronautics (Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica), Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya, FAU), Gen. Artigas/Pando Air Base, Uruguay, 2014-15
5) Let L-13 Blanik, Blue 08 (c/n 1420), Voluntary Border Defence Service (Krašto Apsaugos Savanriskos Paj?-gos, KASP), Lithuanian Air Force, Silute Air Base, Lithuania, 1998
6) TZ-13 (Let L-13 Blanik), White 13 (8013), (Sailing Flight Club), Air Force Academy (Academia da Força Aérea, AFA), Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB), Pirassununga Air Base, Brazil, the 1970-80s

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 13 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14495

Price: £12.30




See also
1/144 Let L-13/L-13A Blanik 'Aeroclub Workhorse' (2 kits in 1) 
(Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, U.S.A., U.K., Austria, Hungary)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14496



Sunday, October 15, 2017

1/150 Plastic Model Soyuz Rocket & Transport Train - By Good Smile



1/150 Plastic Model Soyuz Rocket & Transport Train - By Good Smile

Headed to the stars...
A model that represents the technology, courage and inquisitive minds behind the spacecraft.
The Soyuz rocket and spacecraft are currently the only manned vehicles capable of sending astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), and the complete rocket together with its transportation train have now been converted into a plastic model kit!

Both the rocket and train have been intricately shrunk down to 1/150th scale, making the width of the wheels just 9mm in size. The model can not only be displayed as the complete rocket, but also laid horizontally on the train during transport (wheels do not move). The cast makes use of eight different colors that preserve the look of the rocket as well as each of the processes that it goes though.

The model is made from molded PS (polystyrene), and is made to ensure that fans will have great fun putting it together and painting it. All the processes from the rollout to the point that it reaches the ISS: transportation to the launch site, lift-off preparations, the separation of the multistage boosters and the deployment of the Soyuz spacecraft. Recreate the drama of a lift-off right in your very own collection with this complete rocket kit!

1/150 Scale plastic model kit. Approximately 320mm in length.

Though it will fit on 9mm / N-Gauge track, though the wheels do not move - this is a bit strange as it has standard model railway connectors rather than accurately modelled connectors!?

http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6786/1+150+Plastic+Model+Soyuz+Rocket+Transport+Train.html

For more details,see http://special.goodsmile.info/soyuzrocket/en/

Available for Pre-order at: https://hlj.com/product/gsc93367

Due : March 2018