Friday, July 13, 2018

1/144 STR1402 Gates Learjet 35 - Stransky Kits

1/144 STR1402 Gates Learjet 35 - Stransky Kits

Expect to see a range of civilian and military options across a number of releases.

Available: July 2018
14,50 EUR

1/144 Luftwaffe Me323 D-1 'Gigant' Military Transport Aircraft - Pit Road

Luftwaffe Me323 D-1 'Gigant' Military Transport Aircraft - Pit Road

- The giant machine which became pioneer of the current transport machine appeared!

- Me 323 GG is a large machine equipped with six engines on the main wing based on the Me 321 transport glider and started the test flight from April 1942.
- The carrying capacity is 130 soldiers if it is a soldier, it can carry even cannons, towing cars and light tanks, making full use of its extensive range from the Eastern Front to the African front, making full use of its transportation capacity. Production continued until April 1944, and the total production base has reached 198 aircraft.
- The kit reproduces the characteristics of the airframe with a strapping structure on the steel pipe frame as much as possible.
- The front cargo doors of the double doors that influenced the current transport aircraft are also openable and closable, even in combination with vehicles of the same scale.

- 1 machine
- Total length of about 194 mm / total width of about 382 mm
- The 5th Transportation Aviation Team affiliated equipment, including all three types of decal markings
Available: September 2018

Price: 29USD, 25Euro and 22GBP (Which is great value for this kit)

Also expect to see a GWH issue of this kit too:

Rocinante from "The Expanse" - Fantastic Plastic

Rocinante from "The Expanse" - Fantastic Plastic

The "Rocinante" is the "hero" ship of SyFy's "The Expanse," based on the novels by James S.A. Corey. Originally called the "Tachi," the "Rocinante" is a MCRN Corvette crewed by survivors of the ice hauler "Canterbury."

A fast light-attack frigate, the ship serves multiple roles, including torpedo bomber and boarding craft. It is the navy's smallest ship powered by the "Epstein drive."

Scale: 1:144
Length: 12 inches (30.48 cm)
Number of Pieces: 115
Pattern: Scott Lowther
Casting: Mana Studios
Decals: JBOT (Decals for both the Rocinante and MCRN Tachi)
Original Box Art by Brad Fraunfelter

Rocinante from "The Expanse" (2015-Present)
Price: $170.00 + Shipping

I haven't seen the Syfy Series 'the expanse' (yet), but I am a few books into the original novels and am liking them... In case your wondering the two schemes do follow the narrative of the books, with regard to its original Martian Navy ownership, before it is 'salvaged' and refitted by the Outer Planets Alliance....

Thursday, July 05, 2018



A representation of the Millennium Falcon in its original form as depicted in Solo: A Star Wars Story makes its way to your shelf as a 1/144 model kit!

Utilizing new molding, this version of the Falcon includes removable sections of the fuselage to display the highly detailed interiors of the cabin along with a special gimmick that allows the front shuttle portion to be shown separated from the main body.

Two stands for the shuttle and Falcon are included along with 2 laser effect parts for the weapons. Includes Han, Chewie, and Lando seated figures. Runner x 9, Water Decals, Stickers, Instruction Manual

Product Features

  • 9 inches (22.86cm)
  • Made of plastic
  • As seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Utilizing new molding
  • Removable sections of the fuselage to display the highly detailed interiors

Box Contents

  • 9 Runners
  • 2 Stands
  • 2 Laser effects
  • Han figurue
  • Lando figure
  • Chewbacca figure
  • Decals

¥ 6,480 [tax in]
Released June 23, 2018

Price: £45GBP / $58USD

1/144 DEATH STAR ATTACK SET ™ - Bandai

1/144 DEATH STAR ATTACK SET ™ - Bandai

Recreate the iconic Death Star trench run from Star Wars: A New Hope!

This 1/144 model set comes with a partial cut away section of the Death Star Trench including one X-Wing which has marking options for Red 5, Red 3, and Red 2.

Product Features

  • X-Wing is 3.4 inches (8.6cm)
  • Trench is 9 inches (22.9cm)
  • Wall us 8 Inches (20.32)
  • 1/144 scale
  • From Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Includes different marking options

Box Contents

  • Death Star trench 1/144 scale model parts
  • X-Wing model parts
  • Red 5 marking parts
  • Red 3 marking parts
  • Red 2 marking parts
  • 8 runners
  • Sticker
  • Instructions

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¥ 3,888 [tax inc]

Released June 23, 2018

Price: £25GBP / $35USD


Saturday, June 02, 2018

1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II & Bristol Beaufighter 'North Africa' (double kit) - MARK I

1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II & Bristol Beaufighter 'North Africa' (double kit) - MARK I

Gloster Gladiator Mk.II & Bristol Beaufighter 'North Africa' (double kit) The North African Campaign of WWII took place from June 1940 to May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts, in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

Both the Gladiator and Beaufighter aeroplanes were engaged in aerial battles over these territories.
The Bristol Beaufighter was a British heavy fighter, whose first prototype flew in July 1939. It was a two-seat, twin engine, all-metal mid-wing cantilever monoplane, fitted with a retractable undercarriage. It was powered by two Hercules radial engines and the armament consisted of four cannons in the nose, four guns in the starboard wing and another two guns in the port wing. The Mk.IC became an efficient night-fighter used by the Coastal Command and employing the then novel AI radar. The Beaufighter Mk.VIF, introduced in 1942 to Fighter Command, was fitted with more powerful engines and its wing mounted guns could be replaced by additional fuel tanks to extend the aircraft’s range.

The Gloster Gladiator was a British-built biplane fighter and its prototype took off in September 1934. The first production model was the Mk.I, while an improved Mk.II version appeared in 1938. The Gladiator Mk.II was a single-seat biplane of metal construction with mixed metal and fabric covering. It was fitted with a fixed undercarriage and powered by a Mercury radial engine turning three-blade metal propeller. Its armament consisted of four guns, of which two were mounted in the fuselage and two under the lower wings. Although rendered obsolete by newer monoplane designs, it proved good in initial combats and saw action in almost all theatres of war.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, N5768, No.3 Sq., RAAF, Helwan airfield (LG-221), Egypt, autumn 1940
2) Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, L9041 (ex-N5886), No.5 (Fighter) Sq., Royal Egyptian Air Force, Egypt, summer 1940
3) Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IC, T3301, No.2 PRU, RAF, Heliopolis, Egypt, taken on charge by No.69 Sq. and operating from Luqa airfield, Malta, early 1942
4) Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VIF, X8166, Grey E, No.89 Sq., RAF, Castel Benito airfield, Libya, summer 1943

Two injection-moulded kits (the Gladiator and Beaufighter) are supplied in this box, containing 38 and 51 parts, respectively. Clear parts (cockpit canopies, position lights etc.) are also included (1 and 5, respectively). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.
Price: £24.99  GBP
Available: June 2018

1/144 Dornier Do-17Z-2/3 'In Finland' - Mark I

1/144 Dornier Do-17Z-2/3 'In Finland' - Mark I

Dornier Do-17Z-2/3 'In Finland' The Do-17 was a German light bomber, designed in the early 1930s. It was originally intended as a fast six-passenger mail plane and its V1 prototype flew in November 1934. Following tests and design improvements in-line and radial engine powered aircraft were
evolved, represented by the Do-17E/F and Do-17K/M/P, respectively. The most recognised and mass-produced variant was the Do 17Z series, with the Z-2 bombers and Z-3 long-range reconnaissance planes. Due to its fuselage outline it was dubbed the ‘Flying Pencil’.

The Do 17 was a four-seat, all-metal monoplane powered by two Bramo Fafnir radial engines. It had a shoulder wing configuration and twin tail fins. Its long thin fuselage was fitted with a stepped cockpit and a glazed nose. Its bombload was 1,000 kg and it was fitted with six machine guns. The Z-3 variant had reduced bombload, while carrying two recce cameras.

Do 17Zs were produced by four factories and in total some 880 aircraft were built.
The Do 17 was used throughout the war, and saw action in significant numbers in every major campaign theatre as a front line aircraft until the end of 1941.

The Finnish Air Force received 15 Do 17Z aircraft (a mix of Z-1/2/3 variants) in January 1942 which equipped their No.46 Squadron. The last airworthy operated aircraft were eventually scrapped in late1952.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Dornier Do 17Z-2, CQ+HG (W.Nr. 4187), Luftwaffe, Tampere airfield, Finland, February 1942
2) Dornier Do 17Z-3, White DN-60 (W.Nr. 2818), 1/LeLv 46 (Squadron), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Pyhäselkä airfield, summer 1942
3) Dornier Do 17Z-3, White DN-64 ‘Ace of Spades’ (W.Nr. 2822), LeLv 46 (Squadron), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Helsinki-Malmi airport, April 1943
4) Dornier Do 17Z-3, White DN-52 (W.Nr. 2608), PLeLv 43 (Bomber Sq.), LeR 4 (Flying Regt.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Luonetjärvi airfield, summer 1947

This injection-moulded kit contains 63 parts and eleven clear parts (the cockpit canopies, rear ventral gunner’s window etc.). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.
Available June 2018
Price: £22.70 GBP

1/144 Curtiss Hawk 75A ‘Ilmavoimat’ (Finnish AF) - MARK I

1/144 Curtiss Hawk 75A ‘Ilmavoimat’ (Finnish AF) - MARK I

Curtiss H-75A 'Ilmavoimat' Curtiss Hawk 75A ‘Ilmavoimat’ (Finnish AF). The Curtiss H-75 was the export version of the American P-36 Hawk (Curtiss Model 75) fighter of the mid-1930s. Several subtypes were produced and designated the H-75A-1 to A-9, which differed in engine, equipment and armament installations.

The first foreign order was received from France which took delivery of more than 400 aircraft of different variants (H-75A-1, A-2, A-3 and A-4/H-751s).

After the fall of France, Germany sold the captured Curtiss fighters to Finland which extensively and successfully used them against Soviet forces. In total, 44 aircraft of various variants were delivered in 1941-44 comprising both ex-French and ex-Norwegian supplies.

In Finnish service, the Curtiss 75s were well liked and affectionately called “Sussu" (Sweetheart). They remained in service until August 1948 and the last were eventually scapped in 1953.

The H-75 was a single-seat, all-metal low-wing monoplane with fabric-covered control surfaces. It had a retractable undercarriage with the main landing gear rotated 90° to fold flat into the wing.

Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp two-row radial engine, it was fitted with Curtiss Electric propeller. The H-75’s armament consisted of two machine guns in the nose, and another one (all H-75A-1s, 40 early H-75A-2s and some H-75A-6s) or two guns in each wing (H-75A-3, A-6). A small bomb carrier was also mounted under each outer part of the wing.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Curtiss H-75A-6, CUw-560 (ex-Norwegian No.439), Yellow/White 0, LeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Lappeenranta airfield, autumn 1941
2) Curtiss H-75A-2, CUw-556 (ex-French No.107), White 6, LeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Nurmoila airfield, June 1942
3) Curtiss H-75A-2, CU-581 (ex-French No.170), Blue 1, 3/HLeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Nurmoila airfield, early spring 1944
4) Curtiss H-75A-1, CU-577 (ex-French No.23), Yellow 7, LeLv 32 (Fighter Sq.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Nurmoila airfield, autumn 1943
Curtiss H-75A-1, CU-577 (ex-French No.23), HLeLv 11 (Fighter Sq.), LeR1 (Fighter Regt.), Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat), Pori airfield, 1945-47

This injection-moulded kit (one model is included) contains 30 parts and four clear parts (the cockpit canopy, rear windows and a landing light). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

Available: June 2018
Price : £14 GBP

1/144 North American T-6 Texan - by Valom

1/144 North American T-6 Texan - by Valom

Reissue of previous kit, in Israeli decal schme

  • VAL14410 - North American T-6 Texan

Release date - TBC


Its not clear if this will be a single or double kit?

1/144 ZIL-131 Trucks by Armory

1/144 ZIL-131 Trucks by Armory

Armory's range of Soviet/Ukrainian  ZIL Trucks has been expanded !

AR14802 - 1/144 ZiL-131 KUNG shelter - plastic injected kit w/ resin & PE parts
AR14803 - 1/144 ATZ-4-131 fuel refueler - plastic injected kit w/ resin & PE parts

See also, last years release of the ZIL-131  :

1/144 Supermarine Spitfire XIV by Mark I

1/144 Supermarine Spitfire XIV by Mark I

Griffon powered spitfires!

  • MKM14489 Spitfire F.XIVE ‚RAF in Europe‘
  • MKM14490 Spitfire F/FR.XIVE ‚India & Far East‘
  • MKM14491 Spitfire FR.XVIIIE ‚Overseas Service‘

Further details to be confirmed.


Friday, May 18, 2018

1/150 Building Collection - Tomytec

1/150 Building Collection - Tomytec

Interestingly, Tomytec are releasing some kits of "damaged or demolished" buildings in thier Railraod diorama series.

However, these are alos excellent opertunites for modern diorama material for humanitarian relief or warzones scenes ?

I though the warehouse building was a but expensive, but when seen compared to a truck - its clear its quite sizeable...

Warehouse / Industrial - @ 23 USD
【set content】 Pillars, walls, accessories (traveling cranes, etc.), bases, seals
[Approximate size (cm)]W15 xD21 x H10 (Base is almost A5 size)
【Others】· Long walls, pillars etc. are separable 
· rubble attachment 
· powder attached 
· shutters, window glass etc. are not included 
※ glue is necessary for assembly

Building A 'Hi-rise'      - @18 USD
【set content】 Building, debris
[Approximate size (cm)]W 7 x D 7 x H 15

Building B 'Apartment'- @18 USD
【set content】 Building, debris
[Approximate size (cm)]W 13 x D 7 x H 9

Release: Due May 2018

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