Monday, July 31, 2006

1/144 Schwere Panzerspähwagen (SdKfz 231) 6 rad






1/144 Schwere Panzerspähwagen
SdKfz 231 (6 rad)
& SdKfz 232 (6 rad) (Fu)

Now, for those of you who think great 1/144 models only come from Japan think again!
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The models shown here were made by OWDT55 in the USA, custom built and resin cast and very nice and detailed models shown here in basic primer. They are shown along side a Panzer I command tanks for reference.
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I Think you will agree these are most excellent!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Takara - "Japan Sinks: D-1"










Some shots of 1/144 items in this series (note: most items are 1/700 or smaller)

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n39900973
http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/88779212
http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m34248313
http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g46897525

http://kapon3.web.infoseek.co.jp/miritary/toys/nihontinbotu-d1.html

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Takara WTM 10? - Part 2



Of course the only hints we have so far with regard to future WTM Series are these "tease" shots being shown in "Armour Modelin" in Feburary & May 2006.

(thanks to FUMI for posting these photographs on a previous dates)

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/fumi_bnr32/
other references to these can also be found on this site.

Takara WTM 10? - Part 1





I am not convinced by this at this time as being a convincing proposal for WTM10 ??
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It would be interesting and welcome if true....
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I Think think this looks a lot like a converted TOROPO Puma?
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There images also appear to have a "2003" date attached????
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Well, you make up your own mind?
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more pictures here: http://kagutsuchino.cside.com/WTM10.htm
linked via OBAKE Blog: http://blog.sina.com.tw/231/

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I have investigated teh site further and I am convicned it is NOT WTM10

pages:
http://kagutsuchino.cside.com/WTM01.htm

upto (change the URL manually)

http://kagutsuchino.cside.com/WTM23.htm

while they contain interestng photos of 1/144 and other items they so now shed light onto the future plans of takara!.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

1/144 Tanks - By New Millenium Toys - "Reissued/Repainted #2"



While these have not been seen to the large extend of the previous series in wal-mart, there does appear to be the potential for another "pre" or "post" series of the new millenium tanks.
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They are the same models, but with a different paint schemes!
I know many people would have liked to have seen a completely new range of models produced we must be postitive about the potential for a new edition!
maybe next time there will be some new model designs?
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Strangely this "new" series of repainted items was seen not in "Wal-Mart" but in "Kaybee" stores, this is further interesting as it "New Millenium Toys " should be a "Wal-Mart" Brand!?
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"The Panzer (IV) is tan with a darker shade airbrushed on the skirts.
The Panther, Tiger, & KingTiger all have a 3 color camo (tan, brown & green).
2 of these also sported small tan dots as part of the camo. "
The Sherman is now seen above in the new colour scheme.
The M18 is a slightly different shade of olive drab with differient "white star" markings"
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Many Thanks to "soxpicks" for this information?
http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?t=3942&start=20&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight

1/144 P51-D USAAF 2 verisons - by "Auto Art USA"







1/144 AUTOART METAL P51-D Fighter
Price $9,95
Release Date: Available now!
Shippong From Hong Kong (good rates)
1/144 P51 D MUSTANG 'AMERICAN BEAUTY'- CAPT.JOHN VOLL AIR CRAFT (Stripe Tail)
1/144 P51 D MUSTANG 'BUNNIE'-CAPT.ROSCOE C BROMN AIR CRAFT (Red Tail)

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a range of other aircraft in larger scales is also available!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Takara - "Japan Sinks: D-1"





Takara - "Japan Sinks: D-1"
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I know this isnt very new information, but I know a few of you out there are interested so...
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Please see some shots of the more interesting 1/144 items from this series, there area also some rescue helicoptors and submarines, plus some 1/700 ships!
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Saturday, July 01, 2006