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