Thursday, April 27, 2006

1/144 Combat Vehicle Diecast - by YUJIN!!








photos take from this Japanese Auction!
http://page14.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s22830189
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Well the Yujin items arrive, but as metal finished items!!
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but where are they sold that I can buy from!!???
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Please see the page of el-basser for very detailed photographs.
I think many people may now be disapointed they are not the model kits of previous series?
more photos here:
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The colour of these items is perhaps a little odd and the detailing is not great!
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1/144 Bigbird Miltary Aircraft by "Cafe Reo"





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Release date 27/04/06
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The special is a "Betty" 721-382nd with
(special attack plane cherry tree flower on-board "OHKA" Kamikaze )

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

1/144 Panzer Korp Kits - Series 9 (#29-32)





1/144 Panzer Korp Series #9 Items #14029 - 14031
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New series presented
( plastic(ABS), Rubber, Photo-etched)
please use the link below to explore more pictures!
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http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/14029-31.htm

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of course the open top hetzer would be easy to convert to

Bergepanzer 38 or Bergehetzer

http://wilk.wpk.p.lodz.pl/~whatfor/berge_hetzer.htm

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

1/144 Dioramas - ACTIVE-FIGURE Japan!

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These are shown on the above website, please note:
I don't know if they are prototypes or production?
I do not know how much they would cost?
I do not know where they would be sold (I suspect direct from manufactuer)!
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still, at least the diorama with bunkers & turrets could be recreated without too much trouble by someone skilled in that area of craft?
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obviosly the building diorama is based upon the entrance to the Reich Chancellery
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Friday, April 21, 2006

1/144 Messerschmitt Bf109F-4 Winter Version



1/144 Messerschmitt Bf109F-4 Winter Version
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Released 05/2006
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also keep a watch for:
1/144 US PSP (steel matting/hard standing)
and
1/144 P-51 Razorback Mustang
(bad news , PLATZ do lots P-51, Good news Sweet find new angle??)
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Thanks to Roberto for bringing this to my attention!
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here is the previous "desert"version of the Me109 F4!
Hans Joachim Marseille

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Bus!!






I thought I would try something different and try my hand at painting some buses
more of these to follow!!!

1/144 Can.do Jagdpanzer - Updated Tracks!



it would appear that the new Dragon Can.do items will have seperate construrtion detailed tracks and wheels, this should give a more realistic appearance!
This is good news at a time when the quality of other manufactuerss products is poor.

More detailed pictures now at dragon site!
http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/20076p7.htm
other pictures via IKE
http://ike.egoism.jp/SoraIke/html%20FILE/Photos/exhibition/2005%20PRS/index_9.html

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

YUJIN GACHA KITS


still no sight of these on pre-order at any of the English speaking websites :(
but a new picture has appeared on the TOMY Site!
Judging by the website they will be Yujin "gacha" items
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The interesting additional point here is that Yujin is owned by or works with TOMY who are now part of the TAKARTOMY group who also make WTM!?

Monday, April 17, 2006

3rd Project 144 Exhibition! (updated!)

for initial report and photographs of the 3rd Project 144 Exhibition please look at
FUMI's Blog
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IKE's Blog
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Nordwind's Blog
more information will be made availble as more attendees post thier photographs!
Some excellent work is shown already I believe?
some of these may look familiar??
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The "Official" photo history will be produced when people have had tme to relax!!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

1/144 PRO-HOBBY - DIE CAST METAL US GMC CCKW353 TRUCKS




also at www.hlj.com are a number of versions og the US Ttuck from WWII (also used by the Russians)
US GMC CCKW353 Trucks
1) Cargo Truck - Open Top
2) Fuel Truck
3) CARGO Truck - Canvas Top

1/144 Resin Kits by PRO-HOBBY







I have noticed this weekend that there are a number of new releases from PRO-HOBBY coming into the shops such as AOSHIMA and HLJ.
A range of German, Russin, Japanese, USA & Isreali items from WWII upto modern times!
You might want to buy them whilst their hot!?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Monday, April 10, 2006

1/144 Popy Re-paints!!



No, these are not mine..
I found these today, although they remind me of others I have seen.
However I thought you would like to see these, maybe they will inspire someone?

If found these images here:
http://www.wretch.cc/album/aa18641864
I have since learnt from Roberto that these imags belong to "DORA"

Saturday, April 08, 2006

1/144 FE-Resin Junkers Ju 287V-1 !!! NICE !!!




NEW RELEASE
JUNKERS Ju 287v-1 SCHNELL BOMBER

A nice unusual kits, not cheap but worht it I feel!
The Canopy comes in two pieces and will need a little care to match up
(some Humbrol Clearfix - may help)

The kit comes with many resin parts, a 2-part plastic canopy and Decals (from Y-Kraft of Japan)

Remember theFE-RESIN kits are short-run kits, it may not be around for ever!
http://fe-resin.net/

1/144 Fe-Resin Do 335V-6



NEW RELEASE!
An interesting variation on the Do335 - a Two Seater version!
FE-Resin also produce a "single" seat version, of which I have been in two minds over as I have number of Do335 from the TAKARA FAOW/WOTL series.
This version is obviously different.
The kit comes with many resin parts, a plastic canopy and Decals (from Y-Kraft of Japan)
Remember theFE-RESIN kits are short-run kits, it may not be around for ever!

1/144 FE-RESIN KIT - Blohm & Voss Bv 138c-1



Quite a large kit, but slightly out of the unusual.
The kit comes with many resin parts, a plastic canopy and Decals (from Y-Kraft of Japan)
This kit has been around for about a year now, so you may not be seeing it for much longer - as teh FE-RESIN kits are short-run kits?

Friday, April 07, 2006

1/144 Bandai L4

What happened?
Did the bandai master fall a sleep and reuse earlier kits for this series and hope no one notice?
L4 is very poor for the Fan of German Aircraft!!!
It has been seen before in Bandai or by others such as FTOYS, but FTOYS make a better Plane!
Even fan of other aircraft look forward now to the splendid FTOYS WII Warbirds!!
L4 is a boring series with little innovation, the quality of the item is poor compared to competitors such as TAKARA FAOW/WOTL series!
BANDAI WAKE UP NOW OR LOOSE YOUR MARKET -
THE OTHER GUYS THRASH YOUR PRODUCTS!!!
BANDAI what is you game????????

1/144 Resin Kit - Flak Panzer



Panzer E-100 with Twin 88mm Flak Cannons!!
This item recieved with much thanks will compliment the Pather Flak Wagons I have!!
I also have a Dragon KugleBlitz and the WTM8 PzIV flak Kannone!
soon I hope to have the PRO-Hobby PzI Flak Wagon!
maybe this weekend I show you my "Brumbar"?
maybe I show you some British Resin kits???
I am away Saturday so I expect no update until Sunday?!

1/144 Garage Resin kits VK4502 prototypes





Here are a couple of kits that I was able to purchase via a good friend in Japan.
They are two version of the Porsche tiger with the King Tiger turret mounted forwards and backwards.

sadly one barrel broke in the postal system....this is ok -
I will replace with a piece of metal?
I think this will give a better appearance anyway1