Wednesday, November 25, 2020

1/144 Soviet 'Shchuka' class submarine - Zvezda

 1/144 Soviet 'Shchuka' class submarine - Zvezda

The Shchuka-class submarines (Russian: Щука), also referred to as Sh or Shch-class submarines, were a medium-sized class of Soviet submarines, built in large numbers and used during World War II. "Shchuka" is Russian for pike.

The Shchukas suffered heavy losses during the war. The Baltic, Black Sea and Northern Fleets lost 60–70% of their submarines. However, the submarines of the Pacific Fleet did not suffer any losses to the Japanese due to the tranquil nature of the theatre (military operations commenced only in the autumn of 1945 when the Japanese fleet largely was defeated). Three submarines were, however, lost to non-combat reasons. In all, 35 Shchuka-class submarines were lost, the vast majority during World War II.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shchuka-class_submarine


From the image shown on the Zvesda catalogue, the design of the conning tower (sail) of this boat would appear to represent one of the 10 Series X Shchukas of the Pacific Fleet - there is no markings visible on the submarine.  However, in the image below  shows the same design along side the Soviet Cruiser 'Komintern' which was part of the Black Sea Fleet... 

It is not known if parts to build all major variants will be included in this kit.


Kit Length 39.6 cm

Future Release: 2021

https://www.facebook.com/Zvezda.ModelKits/




Same vessel type (no markings), loading torpedoes with the inscription “Death to samurai!” To the Soviet Shchuka-class submarine of the Pacific Fleet (V-bis series). In the background is another Shchuka-class submarine (X series). August, 1945  https://twitter.com/WarshipPorn



1/144 Zeppelin LZ-13 HANSA- by Mikr-Mir



 1/144 Zeppelin LZ-13 HANSA- by Mikr-Mir

The Zeppelin LZ 13 Hansa (or simply Hansa) was a German civilian rigid airship first flown in 1912. It was built for DELAG to carry passengers and post and flew the first international passenger flight, visiting Denmark and Sweden in September 1912.[1] In 1913 it was hired to the Imperial German Navy as a training craft, and at the outbreak of World War I it was requisitioned by the German military who used it for bombing, reconnaissance, and finally as a training airship.

Future Release

https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/

@100CM long!








A revised catalogue of the Anigrand 1/144 kits and bonus items (Vol.2)

 


A revised catalogue of the Anigrand 1/144 kits and bonus items (Vol.2)

Building on the work previously conducted by IKE (Anigrand 1/144 Resin Kit : Bounus(Secret) Kits Inventory), a work that catalogues Anigrand Kits and their bonus kits upto kit 4050. 

I have with help compiled and extended  in collaboration with Peters Planes a second volume for kits between 4050-4111, and in addition started to catalogue the  'Japan Only' releases of individual bonus kits.


The catalogue can be found at the top of this blog site.


Any input, on errors, omissions or corrections are gratefully received.




Tuesday, November 17, 2020

1/144 Messerschmitt Me-309 V-1 / V-2 - by Brengun

 


1/144 Messerschmitt Me-309 V-1 / V-2 - by Brengun

Brengun are to release an injexted kit of the failed project to replace the Bf.109G "Gustav".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_309

Estimated Release Date: Q4'2020?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/HaulerBrengun/

1/144 C-46D Commando `USAAF` by Platz


 

1/144 C-46D Commando `USAAF` by Platz

This is a reissue with new USAAF decals scheme.


Manufacturer : Platz

Scale : 1/144
Series : Airplane
Release Date : Dec(Nov. 13, 2020 Pre-order start.)
Sales Price : 2,380yen about22.65USD

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10738350

Here are review of a previous issue utilising a JASDF decal scheme:

 https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/builds/platz/build_platz_pd21.shtml

https://modelingmadness.com/scott/korean/us/usaf/c46.htm

inc sprue shots

http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/kits/platzpd21reviewmd_1.htm

1/144 P-47D 'Razorback' - Eduard

 


1/144 P-47D 'Razorback' - Eduard

Platz sprues, 
New Decals
Eduard release.


Estimated Release Date (Europe): January 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

PROPELLER PLANES 1/144 VOL. 1 (English & Spanish) - Ammo Series by Mig





 PROPELLER PLANES 1/144 VOL. 1 (English & Spanish) - Ammo Series by Mig

Reference: AMIG6144


This book is Multilingual, including texts in English &Spanish language

Book, soft cover, 144 pages with high-quality full colour photographs.


1/144 is arguably the aircraft scales that has seen more growth in recent times, attracting a large number of followers, especially due to the high quality detail currently achieved by the manufacturers. This scale has many advantages, but its main benefit is that it allows us to model the largest planes, which in larger scales are frequently too big to display or store at home once finished. Another great advantage is the simplicity and speed of assembly and painting of these models, which makes them very enjoyable and addictive. In addition, its small size facilitates the creation of small scenes and dioramas of manageable and practical sizes.

In this book you will discover, thanks to the guidance of master modellers and through detailed step-by-step articles, all the keys to assemble, detail, paint and weather any 1/144th scale propeller aircraft, from large bombers or airliners to small fighter planes. In addition, the final chapter includes a detailed article that shows you the fundamental aspects of diorama construction to display your 1/144th scale aircraft in an appropriate setting.


Price: 23,50 €

Available: November 2020


https://www.migjimenez.com/en/new-releases/3468-propeller-planes-1144-vol-1-english-spanish-8432074061441.html

for complete and partial examples of the publications from MiG, also see: https://www.migjimenez.com/en/content/7-downloads-ammo-of-mig-jimenez










Thursday, November 12, 2020

1/144 DB-LK - Onego Models


 
1/144 DB-LK - Onego Models

This is a very interesting and unusual kit, looks like a bit of a challenge!

This is a resin kit of the DB-LK (Dahl'niy Bombardirovshchik-LK – long-range bomber–flying wing) was a bomber aircraft designed and built in the USSR in 1939.. Small batch of 50 kits produced. It is ULTRA rare thing for your collection

24 Resin details
Photo-etched parts
6 Metal parts
Decal

Price: £40.60 / €44.99 / $53.13 / AU$73.35 / 4,136.58RUB / ¥5,511 

Pre-order: November 2020

Estimated Release: December 2020

https://northstarmodels.ecwid.com/Onego-Models-1-144-DB-LK-p255893374

https://www.facebook.com/OnegoModel




1/144 ANT-37bis Rodina USSR Record plane - Onego Models


 

1/144 ANT-37bis Rodina USSR Record plane - Onego Models 


This is a resin kit of ANT-37bis Rodina - the famous Soviet record plane. Small batch of 50 kits produced. It is ULTRA rare thing for your collection

25 Resin details
Photo-etched parts
4 Metal parts
Decal


Price: £40.60 / €44.99 / $53.13 / AU$73.35 / 4,136.58RUB / ¥5,511 

Pre-order: November 2020

Estimated Release: December 2020


https://northstarmodels.ecwid.com/Onego-Models-1-144-ANT-37bis-Rodina-USSR-Record-plane-p255897203

https://www.facebook.com/OnegoModel





1/144 ANT-25 USSR Record plane - Onego Models



 
1/144 ANT-25 USSR Record plane - Onego Models 

This is a resin kit of ANT-25 - the famous Soviet record plane. Small batch of 50 kits produced. It is ULTRA rare thing for you collection


23 Resin details
Photo-etched parts
Brass legs
Decal
Painting masks


Price: £45.11
Available: November 2020
https://northstarmodels.ecwid.com/Onego-Models-1-144-ANT-25-USSR-Record-plane-p112047304










Thursday, November 05, 2020

1/144 Ki-51 Sonia (two kits in the box) in foreign service - Clearprop Models

 


1/144 Ki-51 Sonia (two kits in the box) in foreign service - Clearprop Models

Easy-to-assemble kit that is suitable for both beginners and advanced modelers. Includes three sprues, one of which is clear and decal for six marking schemes.

Colored and detailed assembly guide 

2x kits in box, including clear parts (inc wings!)

CP144003 STARTER KIT 

Price: 16€

Availability: November 2020

https://clearpropmodels.com/cp_144003














1/144 Ki-51 Sonia (all versions) PE parts - Clearprop Models

 

1/144 Ki-51 Sonia (all versions) PE
parts - Clearprop Models

2x Photoetched sprue containing seven parts each.

CPA144001 ACCESSORIES

Price: 2.50€

Availability: November 2020

https://clearpropmodels.com/cpa144001