Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 09, 2018

1/144 English Electric Lightnings Kits and Decals from 144th.co.uk








1/144 English Electric Lightnings from 144th.co.uk

Launch 1/144 scale E.E. Lightnings at Scale ModelWorld (Telford) this weekend!
10-11 Nov 2018 @ The International Centre, Telford TF3 4JH

Special offer prices on  Kits and Decals sheets will be available at the show booth.

 There will be four boxing available as follows;

- 144010 : options to make one of the following mark F1 : F1A : F2.
- 144011 : Mk 3.
- 144012 : Mk. T4
- 144013 : Mk. T5

Each kit enables one complete resin model, with a choice of three squadron decal options.
Priced at £22.50 per boxing.
Available 10th November 2018
https://www.144th.co.uk/

Each boxing contains one resin model with clear resin canopy (not vac formed), the decals are screen printed water slide enabling the modeller to make one complete model from a choice of three squadrons. Each kit will retail for £22.50 each and are available this weekend at Scale Model World.

The mammoth decal sheet with 3000 individual maintenance and squadron markings is again screen printed and gives the modeller a choice to complete 24 full aircraft with a further choice of eight options, these options are highlighted in red writing on the decal sheet and use either the same registration or squadron markings from the one above or below.

The maintenance markings gives options for all colour schemes carried throughout the Lightnings life span silver, camouflage, green and India/barley grey.

144th have included on the sheet the correct amount of window canopies to cover the above. There are two and a half A4 decal sheets and two double sided A4 placement sheets.

Clear canopies for the Meteor are now available and 144th are currently working on a NF11/12 canopy frame work decal for Spring release.

The Lightning kits and Meteor canopies will be on the website next week after the dust has settled after  Scale Model World 2018 (IMPS UK) https://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/

- 144010 : options to make one of the following mark F1 : F1A : F2.


- 144011 : Mk 3.



- 144012 : Mk. T4



- 144013 : Mk. T5



SKU: 144100 English Electric Lightning F1/F1A/F2/F3/T4/T5 Decal Sheet
Note: This product is heavily watermarked, and will not be present of orders dispatched.
https://www.144th.co.uk/

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SKU: 144101 English Electric Lightning F6/F2A Decal Sheet
Note: This product is heavily watermarked, and will not be present of orders dispatched.
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Saturday, November 03, 2018

1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Bubbletop ‘In Europe’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, RAAF, Belgian AF) Mark I / JACH



1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Bubbletop ‘In Europe’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, RAAF, Belgian AF) Mark I / JACH

The Supermarine Type 379 Spitfire Mk.XIV was a British fighter developed during WWII. It was the most important of the Griffon-powered Spitfires, and the only one to see significant wartime service. The Mk.XIV was also the most successful in intercepting V-1 flying bombs.

Based on the Mk.VIII fuselage, the first development Mk.XIV flew early in 1943. Initially the aircraft were produced with high-back fuselage, but later cut-down rear fuselage with a teardrop canopy was introduced. It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a two-stage supercharged RR Griffon engine. Early aircraft used full-span C-type universal wing, with two 20mm cannons and four 0.303" (7.7mm) machine guns, while later production aircraft were fitted with the E wing mounting two 20mm cannons and two 0.5" (12.7mm) MGs. Fuselage fuel tank or up to 1000 lbs of bombs (500lb bomb in a FR role) could also be carried.

Spitfire FR Mk.XIV and FR Mk.XIVE were fighter-reconnaissance versions with an oblique F.24 camera installed. Both variants had clipped wing tips for low-level use. Deliveries began in October 1943 and the production of Mark XIV variants totalled 957.
A number of RAF units were operational in Europe up to the end of war, while introduction of Mk.XIVs into Far East theatre in June 1945 was too late for wartime use.

In the late 1940s Spitfire F.XIV/FR.XIVs were also delivered to Belgium (a total of 132 a/c), India (20) and Thailand (30).

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.XIV (Type 379), NH745, Sky EB-V, No.41 Sq., Royal Air Force, Eindhoven airfield (B-78), the Netherlands, March 1945
2) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (Type 379), MV263, Sky GCK, No.125 Wing, Royal Air Force, Twente airfield (B-106), the Netherlands, April 1945
3) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIVE (Type 379), NH895, Sky NI-K, No.451 Sq., Royal Australian Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Wunstorf Air Base, Germany, late 1945
4) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (Type 379), SG-46 (ex-RM625), Black UR-G, No.2 Sq. (2ème Esc.), Belgian Air Force (l'Aéronautique Militaire Belge), Florennes Air Base, autumn 1948

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 31 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14489
Available: "soon"
Cost: tbc



1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII ‘Mighty Eighteen’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, Indian AF) - Mark I / JACH




1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII ‘Mighty Eighteen’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, Indian AF) - Mark I / JACH 

The Supermarine Type 394 Spitfire Mk.XVIII was a British fighter evolved from the F Mk.XIVE and was conceived as a ‘Super Spitfire’. Unfortunately, it came too late for wartime use.

There was no prototype built while the first serial aircraft flew in June 1945. Production ended in early 1946 and totalled 200 Spitfire F Mk.XVIIIs and 100 FR Mk.XVIIIs, the latter being a fighter-reconnaissance variant with one oblique and two vertical cameras in the rear fuselage. It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft with cut-down rear fuselage and enlarged rudder. It was of all metal construction, powered by a two-stage supercharged RR Griffon engine. It carried extra fuel and had a revised, stronger wing structure. A full-span or clipped E-type wing was fitted mounting two 20mm cannons and two 0.5" (12.7mm) machine guns. Three 500lb bombs or various types of rocket projectiles could also be carried.
Spitfire Mk.XVIIIs were mostly issued to the squadrons in the Middle East and Far East, where they were active against guerrillas during the HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Emergency" o "Malayan Emergency" Malayan Emergency in the late 1940s.

From late 1947 to mid-1949 India bought 100 ex-RAF aircraft.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.XVIII (Type 394), TP222, White B, No.60 Sq. (based at Seletar, Singapore), Royal Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF), Kuala Lumpur Air Base, Malayan Union, 1947
2) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII (Type 394), TZ233, White T, No.208 Sq., Royal Air Force, Middle East Air Force (MEAF), Fayid Air Base, Egypt, 1949-51
3) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII (Type 394), TP424, White T, No.28 Sq., Royal Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF), Kai Tak Air Base, Hong Kong, August 1949-February 1950
4) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII (Type 394), HS636, White 96, Advanced Flying School (India), Indian Air Force, Ambala Air Force Station, India, 1948

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 31 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.


https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14491
Available: "soon"
Cost: tbc



1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Bubbletop Far East Service’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, Royal Indian AF, Royal Thai AF) - Mark I / JACH




1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Bubbletop Far East Service’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, Royal Indian AF, Royal Thai AF) - Mark I / JACH

The Supermarine Type 379 Spitfire Mk.XIV was a British fighter developed during WWII. It was the most important of the Griffon-powered Spitfires, and the only one to see significant wartime service.
Based on the Mk.VIII fuselage, the first development Mk.XIV flew early in 1943. Initially the aircraft were produced with high-back fuselage, but later cut-down rear fuselage with a teardrop canopy was introduced. It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a two-stage supercharged RR Griffon engine. Early aircraft used full-span C-type universal wing, with two 20mm cannons and four 0.303" (7.7mm) machine guns, while later production aircraft were fitted with the E wing mounting two 20mm cannons and two 0.5" (12.7mm) MGs. Fuselage fuel tank or up to 1000 lbs of bombs (500lb bomb in a FR role) could also be carried.

Spitfire FR Mk.XIV and FR Mk.XIVE were fighter-reconnaissance versions with an oblique F.24 camera installed. Both variants had clipped wing tips for low-level use. Deliveries began in October 1943 and the production of Mark XIV variants totalled 957.

A number of RAF units were operational in Europe up to the end of war, while introduction of Mk.XIVs into Far East theatre in June 1945 was too late for wartime use. However, the aircraft went on to serve in both regions postwar. In the late 1940s Spitfire F.XIV/FR.XIVs were also delivered to Belgium (a total of 132 a/c), India (20) and Thailand (30).

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (Type 379), RN218, White MS-F, No.273 Sq., Royal Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF), Tan Son Nhut airfield (Saigon), French Indo-China (Vietnam), December 1945
2) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (Type 379), MV363, White N, No.11 Sq., Royal Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF), Seletar Air Base, Singapore, 1946
3) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (Type 379), NH871, Black G, No.4 Sq., Royal Indian Air Force, British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), Miho Air Base, Japan, May 1946-July 1947
4) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIVE (Type 379), s/n U14-1/93 (ex-SM914), Black I, No.41 Sq., No.4 Wing, Royal Thai Air Force (Kong Thap Akat Thai), Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, 1951-55

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 31 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14490
Available: "soon"
Cost: tbc



1/144 de Havilland Mosquito PR.IV--B.IV ’Special Liveries’ (RAF, BOAC, Luftwaffe) - Mark I




1/144 de Havilland Mosquito PR.IV--B.IV ’Special Liveries’ (RAF, BOAC, Luftwaffe) - Mark I

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft developed in 1939. The Mosquito was constructed almost entirely of wood and, as such, it was dubbed “The Wooden WonderË�. Originally conceived as an unarmed high-speed bomber, it was later adapted to many other roles, including day-time tactical bomber, night bomber, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, maritime interceptor and photo-reconnaissance aircraft.

The Mosquito B Mk.IV was a day and night bomber variant, whose prototype first flew in September 1941. Some 300 aircraft were built (incl. Srs.I a/c); Series II model entered service in May 1942. It was a two-seat, twin-engine, mid-wing monoplane, of a composite wood construction, fitted with a retractable undercarriage. The crew was seated under conventional canopy and for bombing a glazed nose was provided. It was powered by two Merlin in-line engines turning narrow three-bladed propellers. Its internal bombload was 2,000 lb (908 kg), while a provision was also made for two 50-gal (227 1itre) underwing drop tanks or two 250lb bombs.

27 Mosquito B Mk.IVs were converted to the PR Mk.IV photo-reconnaissance aircraft, equipped with four vertical and one oblique camera. The first operational flight by a PR Mk.IV was made in April 1942. It was also used by the BOAC as a fast transport aeroplane to carry high-value cargo to, and from, neutral countries, such as Sweden. In 1944 a captured Mosquito B Mk.IV was tested by the Trials and Research Unit of the Luftwaffe.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR Mk.IV, DK310, Sky LY-G, No.1 PRU, Royal Air Force, Benson airfield, summer 1942
2) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR Mk.IV, DZ473, No.540 Sq., Royal Air Force, Leuchars airfield, photographing Peenemünde with V-2 rockets, June 1943
3) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR Mk.IV, G-AGFV (ex-DZ411), Black G-AGFV outlined in Light Grey, British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), Leuchars airfield, used for high-speed diplomatic courier and “ball-bearing" flights between the UK and Sweden, early 1943
4) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk.IV (Srs.II), Black T9+XB, 2./VVB OKL Trials and Research Unit of the Luftwaffe High Command (Versuchsverband des Oberkommandos der Luftwaffe), Luftwaffe, Königsberg-Neumark airfield, Germany, summer 1944

This injection-moulded kit contains 64 parts and eleven clear parts (the cockpit canopy, nose window, wing tips with position lights etc.). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14494
Available: "soon"
Cost: £19.99



1/144 de Havilland Mosquito B.IV--PR.IV ‘Swift Warrior’ (RAF, Swiss AF, Soviet AF) - Mark I




1/144 de Havilland Mosquito B.IV--PR.IV ‘Swift Warrior’ (RAF, Swiss AF, Soviet AF) - Mark I

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft developed in 1939. The Mosquito was constructed almost entirely of wood and, as such, it was dubbed “The Wooden Wonder'. Originally conceived as an unarmed high-speed bomber, it was later adapted to many other roles, including day-time tactical bomber, night bomber, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, maritime interceptor and photo-reconnaissance aircraft.
The Mosquito B Mk.IV was a day and night bomber variant, whose prototype first flew in September 1941. Some 300 aircraft were built (incl. Srs.I a/c); Series II model entered service in May 1942. It was a two-seat, twin-engine, mid-wing monoplane, of a composite wood construction, fitted with a retractable undercarriage. The crew was seated under conventional canopy and for bombing a glazed nose was provided. It was powered by two Merlin in-line engines turning narrow three-bladed propellers. Its internal bombload was 2,000 lb (908 kg), while a provision was also made for two 50-gal (227 1itre) underwing drop tanks or two 250lb bombs.
27 Mosquito B Mk.IVs were converted to the PR Mk.IV photo-reconnaissance aircraft, equipped with four vertical and one oblique camera. The first operational flight by a PR Mk.IV was made in April 1942
Total war production of all Mosquito models in Britain gave more than 6,700 aircraft. In 1942 production was also launched in Canada in Australia, adding totals of some 1,100 and 210 aircraft, respectively.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk.IV (Srs.II), DZ633, Red AZ-D, No.627 Sq., Royal Air Force, Woodhall Spa airfield, June 1944
2) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk.IV (Srs.II), DK333, Red HS-F �»Grim Reaperʼ, No.109 Sq., Royal Air Force, Wyton airfield, January 1943
3) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR Mk.IV, E-42 (ex-DK310), White B-4, KTA War Technical Detachment (Kriegstechnische Abteilung), Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe), Federal Aircraft Works F+W, Emmen Air Base, 1946
4) de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk.IV (Srs.II), Black DK296, VVS KA (Air Force of the Red Army), summer 1944

This injection-moulded kit contains 64 parts and eleven clear parts (the cockpit canopy, nose window, wing tips with position lights etc.). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14484
Available: "Soon"
Cost: £19.99