Friday, December 29, 2006

Pro-Hobby buildings!

The good news is that Pro-hobby are to produce a range of resin bulding, this include ;
a) Bad copies of English/Norman Churches (With and without LED Lighting Kits) - The doors and window details are none or of no quality or reality!
b) Half-timbered English/Continental Houses.
The very bad news is the price Y5000 = £20 = $40USD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it is possible to get reasonable alternatives that are
a) more authentic / Realistic
b) Cheaper!!! - These pro-hoby items are so exspensive!
This is a shame and a sad day, as usually prohobby/icom products are of good quality.
I don not think i will buy these items, better cheaper alternative can be found in the N-gauge and 12mm markets.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Thames in London.... December 2006

Merry Christmas!!

1/144 Eduard Me262-A+B !!-

1/144 Eduard Me262-B "dual combo" Available January 2007!
It is not clear if this is 2x Kits in one box, or 1x that can be made into 2 Versions!?
IT certainly looks like a "standard" and more interestingly "Nachtjager" versions!
1/144 Eduard Me262-A "dual combo" Available March 2007!
Many more photos here:

right, I am off to place me pre-order!!
thanks to RKM for pointing this one out!

1/144 JDSF Type 73 Jeep -(PAPER) FREE!

Pro-Hobby have made available a paper version of the JSDF Type 73 jeep!
Available in PDF format for printing!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

1/144 Can.Do Series 17 and 18 !!?? (updated)

1/144 Can.Do Series 17 "STUG" - appears to be in circulation in Japan and now pictures are appearing on the web.... must make a note to check the official CanDO site for more photos
in the interim please check this excellent site for more details:
1/144 Can.Do Series 18 "TIGER 1"
...yes, some classic Tiger 1' are coming back home!
....I think this could be the release that some will love and some will dispair!
......Me, I like German Armour! - much better than those proposed Merkeva's!!
.thanks to wtmblog for pointing this out!
updated with more pack shots!

1/144 Stugs

more pictures at Dora's blog site

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

1/144 F-Toys Acrobatic Series #2

1/144 F-Toys Acrobatic Series #2
interesting F104's!
Looks like a Feburary 2007 Release Date in Japan

Monday, December 04, 2006

1/144 F-Toys Twin Engined Aircraft - Series #2

more excellent photos here:
IJA Ki-45 Kai Hai (Mod. C)

IJA J1N1 Gecko Night Fighter



1/144 B-29 Superfortress, 39th BS/6th BG, 44-69736 "Look Homeward Angel",

Dragon Wings
This series includes high quality diecast models of modern and historical aircraft. Each item is recreated with lifelike details and is true to scale.
Titles include many of today’s most popular commercial airlines and both modern and historic military aircraft.
1/144 B-29 Superfortress, 39th BS/6th BG, 44-69736 "Look Homeward Angel", North Field, Tinian, June 1945 ~ NEW MG gun mounts
ITEM NO: DRW 51011
SCALE: 1:144
ARRIVAL:December 2006
Packaging: 10 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 10.2"x10.2"x3.1"
Category: WWII US Military Aircraft
1/144 B-29 Superfortress, 39th BS/6th BG, 44-69736 "Look Homeward Angel", North Field, Tinian, June 1945 ~ NEW MG gun mounts
Main Features:
- New MG gun mounts NEW
- Diecast metal fuselage and wings
- bomb bay door can be positioned open or closed
- The bomb payload is visible inside the bay when the door is opened
- Bomber can be posed in a flying or landing configuration
- Clear parts for the nose
- Propellers can all rotate
- Accurate panel lines
About this title: This 1/144 scale diecast model is nicknamed “Look Homeward Angel”, and it has been superbly assembled and affixed with colorful markings, including the nose art “pirate” illustrations. Another feature of this aircraft is the four new MG gun mounts – two on top of the fuselage and two under the belly – that made the B-29 Superfortress so much more formidable. These MG mounts could rotate 360° to counter enemy fighters coming from any direction.
All these characteristics have been incorporated into this mighty Warbirds B-29 Superfortress, which is bristling with both details and machine guns!

Friday, December 01, 2006

IPMS UK 2006 exhibition.

take a look at the "Model Stories" Site as it has an interesting link with some 1/144 pcitures from the IPMS UK 2006 exhibition.

it should also have December update posted shortly

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


What a result,
I think this is more than we were all expecting, a new wargame, new packs, new information sheets and translation of the panzer tales
-The first gaming packs seem to be orientated arounf the following campaigns:
- Battle of the Bulge

The Models in singles and packs!

The "Panzer Tales" books in ENGLISH!

Wargame Sets + Rule Sets (USA Exclusive?)

About World Tank Museum™
World Tank Museum™ is our name for the series of incredibly detailed model replicas of historical tanks and armored fighting vehicles first released in Japan. The series was created by ArcLight Corporation, and the models were produced by Kaiyodo.
U.S.-based Design Team
The core U.S.-based design team at Bay Process Consulting Center, Inc. consists of research and text by Dana Lombardy, research assistance by Charles Sharp and T. P. Schweider, illustrations by Rick Drennan, packaging & visual design by Nicolas Solberg and book & comic layout by Mark Schumann.
The U.S.-based team is making these models available for the first time in English, along with providing new content.


Monday, November 27, 2006

1/144 Pro-hobby Future Releases!!!!!

check here for more exiting releases from Pro-Hobby, many more nations covered:
Cezch, Italian, French, Imperial Japan, JSDF, British, RAf, German Russian and more!?

1/144 Military Aircraft Decals by "HaHen"

An interesting range of decals made my a German Enthusiast.
Some intersting decals for "coldwar" and "modern" aircraft in German Airforce Service.
so if your looking to decorate more of those Bandai and Cafereo aircraft here is your chance!
Many more at the site:

Friday, November 24, 2006

1/150 Tomytec update

Farm Collection - Release Date : Feburary 2007

Factoary Collection - Release Date: March 2007

Saturday, November 18, 2006

1/150 Tomytec Factory & workers !!!

1/150 Tomytec Factory & workers !!!
Also coming soon,
3x Factory units - "woodworking", "ironworks" and "food processing"
3x "workers" colour types (24 pieces)

available for pre-order:

1/150 Tomytec "Building Collection - FARMS" & Figures!

1/150 Tomytec "Building Collection - FARMS" & Figures!
A new range of buildings and figures available from Tomytec, based arounf traditional Japanese Country Farms, and associated figures!.
There is a set of three farmyard complexes and three sets of figures.
All of these are an ideal compainion to the Machinimi Collections!
Available now, if you can find them in stock - they appear to have been very popular and are already hard to get hold off!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

1/144 F-Toys Twin Engine - Series 2 Box

1/144 F-Toys Twin Engine - Series 2 Box

another pictur,e this time of a different box!?

1/144 Dragon, Stug III & IV - Japanese Edition

sorry, picture is not great quality!
but here is the first photo of the Japanese packaging i have seen!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Project 144 Exhibition #4 - Tokyo Japan 19/11/2006

Project 144 Exhibition #4 - Tokyo Japan 19/11/2006
Official Notice & Directions
for a sneak preview!!
Links to official report will follow next week?

1/144 Dragon Panzer Korps - German StuG III & StuG IV

US Release: Janurary 2007

1/144 Panzer Korps - German StuG III & StuG IV

This series showcases some of these powerful vehicles in 1/144 plastic kit form! Each Inner assortment includes the following:
DRA 14041 StuH 42 and StuG IV Early Production
DRA 14042 StuG III Ausf. G and 15cm Sturn-Infanteriegeschutz 33
DRA 14043 StuG III Ausf. B and StuG III Ausf. F/8
DRA 14044 StuG III Ausf. A and StuG III Ausf. F/8 w/ Ostketten
- Highly detailed accurate 1/144 molds
- Designed using CAD technology
- Tracks come as separate parts
- Outer road wheels come as a single unit to ease assembly
- Photo-etched parts
- Decals by Cartograf
More detailed and packing shots should appear soon!
Thanks to all who pointed this out.

1/144 Dragon "" - German StuG III & StuG IV

USA Release: December 2006
1/144 German StuG III & StuG IV assortment set (#CAN 20089)

New Tooling This series showcases seven armored vehicles from the StuG III and StuG IV families and is completely new from the ground up.
Each piece has been painstakingly created using high-tech CAD programs and the latest in design techniques.
Items in this series:
A) StuG III Ausf.B Abt.226 'Operation Barbarossa' 1941
B) StuG III Ausf.F/8 StuG Abt.209, Eastern Front 1943
C) StuG III Ausf.G Unidentified Unit
D) StuH.42 10.5cm, Ardennes 1944
E) 15cm Sturm-Infanteriegeschutz 33 Ausf.Pz.III, StuG Abt.177, Stalingrad 1942
F) StuG IV Early Production StuG Brigade 907 Italy 1944
X) StuG III Ausf.F/8 StuG Brigade 243, Eastern Front 1943-44

Main Features:
- Blister display box packaging
- Road wheels designed as a single dual-wheel unit (with inside and outside road wheels)
- Vehicle tracks are detachable.
- Special bonus StuG III F/8 in a white winter camouflage scheme
- All newly tooled
- True to 1/144 scale
- Fully researched and accurate
- Detailed camouflage patterns
- Fully assembled
- Includes a sturdy display case (USA Package)
thanks to machinehead, airman & Wtmblog