Tuesday, July 31, 2007

1/144 Targa U-Boat Series - for sale!



Close up pictures of the Targa Series U-Boat


Sunday, July 29, 2007

1/144 Takara "Midnight Eagle" - Line-up!


1/144 Takara "Midnight Eagle" Series
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Following the recent announcemnet of a tie-in with a new Japanese Blockbuster movie, here is the final line up!! (i suspect the B-5 is 1/700)
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Nice to see a new helicoptor, I can imagine a few uses for something like this - e.g some adaption for a Viet-nam dioramas? with the J-Wings Vol. 3 coming soon!

for F15-J see OBAKE BLOG
http://blog.sina.com.tw/231/article.php?pbgid=231&entryid=572973

Saturday, July 28, 2007

1/144 Conversions by JCC of "Model Stories"



1/144 AV-22 Conversion F-Toys
An interesting conversion of the F-Toys "Osprey" kit, into an "attack version"!
it is based upon a prototype model displayed at the "Paris Airshow" during the '80s!!
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Most of the additions to the kit are hand crafted, with some additional parts taken from the HELLER A-10 Kit.

Click here ---->>>
http://modelstories.free.fr/analyses/avions/MS2007_08P/FTOYS_V22/index.html
(above photos used with permission of Model Stories/JCC - please not abuse)

see also:


This one has a number of varients for those who fancy some "kit-bashing!"?








Friday, July 27, 2007

1/144 - 21st Century/New Millenium - NEW Repaints. (updated!!)





1/144 - 21st Century/New Millenium - NEW Repaints.*UPDATED*
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Two new "Dog Fight" Series repaints, now available!
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Pictures provided by rmoore456 - Class A Trooper

(Photos used with permission of Author, please do not abuse)
Set 1 : FW-190 A8 & North American P-51 D (USAAF)
Set 2: (IJA) Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate & Grumman F6F 3/5 Hellcat (RAF)
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*update*
there is rumour of an addtional set of Fw-190A repaint along with Old Crow P-51.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

1/144 Models - Fantastic Plastic & Aerospace Project Review

1/144 Models - Fantastic Plastic & Aerospace Project Review

1/144 Models - Fantastic Plastic - master models
Here are some photos of the prototypes for some forthcoming "Fantastic Plastic" 1/144 Kits!
inc "Broken Arrow B-3" and "X-Plane"
http://www.up-ship.com/models/models.htm
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It is also worth looking at the excellent reference materials Scott Lowther also puts together in the form of "Aerospace Projects Review", one a paper publication now going as a "e-book"/"Cd-rom publicaitons. ALso interesting Scott is producing a Range of Speclist CDs for "BluePrints" on a range of subjects from A4/V2 to "USAF Nuclear bombers" and Space Projects.
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http://www.up-ship.com/eAPR/index.htm

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

DVD: Classic British Jets - TSR-2



DVD: Classic British Jets - TSR-2

it is also available from http://www.play.com/ and other sites!


i wont be making this a common feature, but I know quite a few people are interested in this aircraft. The DVD was reviewed in one of the Aviation Magazines and received a good review!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

WTM Production Figures?


Those of you who also read the 144 MiniArmour Forum will have to humour me, but I would like to put a note out to attract some of my Japenese readers!
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I have been reading the WTM:USA edition of "Panzertales" and noticed it has figures for the production volumes for the WTM series.
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Are the volumes listed in the Japanese Edition, if so what are the production volumes?
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WTM 01 (May 2002) #1,000,000 Units
WTM 02 (August 2002) #2,000,000 Units
WTM 03 (January 2003) #3,000,000 Units
WTM 04 [Grand Strategy] (May 2003) #?,???,??? Units
WTM 04 (June 2003) #2,500,000 Units
WTM "VS" Edition (September 2003)
WTM 05 (December 2003) #1,800,000 Units
WTM 06 (August 2004) #1,500,000 Units
WTM 07 (March 2005) #1,200,000 Units
WTM 08 (September 2005) #?,???,??? Units
WTM 09 (April 2006) #?,???,??? Units
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Does anyone have any more information???
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Potential Diorama or Display Bases?








WWII base or display sets!
These four new sets contain two of each size base and retail for $8.00 Canadian per package.
Metal bases:
#RAF1941 German base set
#RAF1942 Russian base set
#RAF1943 British base set
#RAF1944 American base set
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Base sizes (metric 1" = 2.54 cm) per package:
2 X Large base 2" X 1 1/4" (5cm x 3.20cm)
2 X Medium base 1 1/4" X 1" ( 3.20cm x 2.54cm)
2 X Small base 1"X 1" (2.54cm x 2.54cm)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

1/144 USAF Bombers B-29 & B-52 (corgi)




635 AA33501 B-52 Stratofortress Diecast Model B-52C, 7th BW, Carswell AFB 1:144 Scale $35.98

The first USAF B-52C's came off the Boeing assembly line on December 7, 1955 . The B-52 C was the first B-52 to have the underside painted in white to reflect nuclear radiation and heat The B-52C also carried 3000 Gallon wing tanks in place of the 1000 gallon tanks used on the B-52B.This 1:144 scale U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52C die-cast model from Corgi features historically accurate details. Length: 13.5" Wingspan: 15". Includes display stand.The model airplanes in the Aviation Archive are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using the original aircraft specifications and die-cast metal components. They feature interchangeable undercarriage and rubber tires. These model airplanes are fully assembled and ready for display
1:144 Scale
https://www.aeroplanemodel.com/Comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=168
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635 AA31805 Boeing B-29 - Atomic Tom 19th BG/3Oth BS Korea 1950 (1:144)

Limited Edition! $35.98

Following WW2, USAF B-29s were soon to be in action again. On June 25, 1950, the armed forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) invaded South Korea. On June 27, the UN Security Council voted to assist the South Koreans in resisting the invasion.
President Harry Truman authorized General Douglas MacArthur (commander of the US occupying forces in Japan) to commit units to the battle. MacArthur ordered General George E. Stratemeyer, CIC of the Far Eastern Air Force (FEAF) to attack attacking North Korean forces between the front lines and the 38th parallel.
1:144 scale
https://www.aeroplanemodel.com/Comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=169


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1/144 Northrop Nuclear-Powered Flying Wing (1956)








Northrop Nuclear-Powered Flying Wing (1956)
Now Shipping!
Price: $65.00

more information and orders:

Scale: 1:144
Material: Resin
Number of Pieces: 15
Clear Resin Canopy
Master by Scott Lowther
Casting: Acme Design
Decals by JBOT
future items:

Friday, July 13, 2007

1/144 Models by "Nordwind"















1/144 Models by "Nordwind"




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I found these pictures on the norwind blog, i though some of you might to see them?




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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

1/144 British Churchill - ACITOYS - METAL TROOPS







ACITOYS - METAL TROOPS
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1/144 British Churchill + 2 painted figures
(Made of Injection Plastic)
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also new packaging - should make it cheaper to ship!


1/144 - ACITOYS - Aircraft?????????


1/144 - ACITOYS - Aircraft?????????

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could this be future release by ACI toys / Metal Troops?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

WTM:USA - World Tank Compaigns - "Bulge"






WTM:USA - World Tank Compaigns - "Bulge"
....Recreate the battle of the Ardennes!!!
Expected Release Date: "Coming soon?"

Germany’s last gamble to change the course of the war initially surprised the American forces, but it resulted in a major Allied victory. Now YOU play the role of a German or American tank commander directing a platoon of tanks with supporting forces.

This is a series of tactical games by Dana Lombardy, designer of "Streets of Stalingrad".

Each STARTER Set has everything you need to play SOLITAIRE(1-player) and DUEL(2-PLAYER) games:


2 historically accurate, incredibly detailed 1/144 scale plastic tanks
Miniature tanks are pre-painted and fully assembled and include a historical information sheet about each tank

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* 2 full-color battle “boards” unique to the Ardennes and the Sherman M4A3 and Panther G tanks
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* 6 custom designed army-specic dice, plus standard d6 & d10
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* 88 full-color playing cards make gameplay fast and exciting
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* 55 die-cut play aid tokens (not show here), illustrated rulebook, and Quick Start Rules for the solitaire game


2x EXPANSION Sets include:
22 additional cards, a Jagdpanzer IV tank-killer or King Tiger super heavy tank with their own unique battle boards and scenarios.
"..coming soon..."

WTM:USA Series 02 - Kursk Series LineUp!


WTM:USA Series 02 - Kursk Series LineUp!
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No major surprises here.
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All the usual USA Editions, Single and Platoon Packs with English documentations.
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Available on line and increasingly in US hobby stores, no need to pay ebay prices?!
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1/144 Ftoys Wing Club Kits Vol.1 - Box!?


1/144 Ftoys Wing Club Kits Vol.1 - Box!?
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No extra news, just a picture of the outer box!
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Monday, July 09, 2007

TMW: "Midnight Eagle"


There appears to be a new Takara Micro World: Midnight Eagle Series due!?
Expected Release: November 2007.
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This is to be an action adventure movie, with a significant JDSF participation!
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It is expected Takra will produce a series related to this film, similar to teh "Japan Sinks" movie?
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Expected:

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10 Items + secret(sS)
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F-15J (Komatsu base 8957)
F-15J (Komatsu base 8953).
F-15DJ (Komatsu base).
B-5: Midnight the eagle (Colour Type 1).
B-5: Midnight the eagle (Colour Type 2).
JDSF helicopter UH-1 & "Type 73" large-sized track/truck (new model).
JDSF helicopter UH-1 & "Type 73" large-sized track/truck (old type).
JDSF helicopter UH-1 & "Type 73" medium-sized track/truck & small truck.
JSDF Type "73" large-sized track/truck (new model) ×3 stand set.
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The "B-5" is expected to be a new model?> - what is the B-5???
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The F-15, UH-1 and "Type 73" truck(s) could be exisiting reissued item? (aka "Japane Sinks"), not sure if Takra have done F-15, but there are enough on the market thaty they could license one quite cheaply?
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http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/kapon2/diary/20070709/

Saturday, July 07, 2007

1/144 Model Blog by "Baz"


1/144 Model Blog by "Baz"






1/144 Anigand Resin Kits - C-17 Update!

1/144 Anigand Resin Kits - C-17 Update!
there will now be a UK with different "Bonus kits"!

#AA-4004 1/144 scale Boeing C-17 GlobeMaster III Royal Air Force markings
The RAF C-17 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 British early jets as bonus:
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4004_C-17_RAF.htm
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AA-4005 1/144 scale Boeing C-17 GlobeMaster III Charleston AFB markings July 2007.
The USAF C-17 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. transport airplanes as bonus:.
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4005_C-17_USAF.htm
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http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.com/2007/06/1144-anigand-resing-kits-future.html

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

WTM:USA - Kursk Release - July 2007


KURSK SERIESWorld Tank Museum™'s second series tanks and other fighting machines that fought in one of the most important battles of the eastern front: Kursk.

Monday, July 02, 2007

WTM 10 - FACT OR FANTASY !!??


WTM 10 - FACT OR FANTASY !!??

1/144 F-104 - DACO DECALS







1/144 F-104 - DACO DECALS Series



http://ultra.glo.be/daco/
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In this months Scale Aircraft ~Modeling International thre was an interesting feature regarding a new range of Decals by DACO.
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There are supposed to be 5 sheets of decals ranging from Kriegsmarine, Squadron Logos and much more!
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also (Belguim)
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http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ASD14416
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It was intersting to speculate in the artical there could be a new F-104 kit from Revell Germany, why is this? DACO design decals for Revell, it apparently has been known for DACO to release decals to coincide with new product releases!!
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the products are not yeat featured on the web site, but the magazine has full colour pictures!

1/144 IJN review

For those IJN Fanatics - an interesting review?
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/kapon2/diary/20070701/
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I think it is comparing the new F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.1
http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.com/2007/06/1144-f-toys-wing-kit-collection-vol1.html
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with some of the other series that have featured the same items!

1/144 Decals "NachtJager" by OWL









http://www.owl-czech.eu/

Junkers at nightinclude:
Ju 87 G-2
Ju 87 D-8
Ju 88 A-4, 2./NJG 2
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JG 300 Wilde Sauinclude:


Bf 109 G-6/R6 3./JG 300(M. Dieterle)
Fw 190 A-6 stab./JG Herrmann(Hajo Herrmann)
Bf 109 G-6/R6 2./JG 300(A. Döring)
Fw 190 A-5 II./JG 300

Sunday, July 01, 2007

1/144 DEcals - by Morouworks







1/144 Decals - by Morouworks

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interesting decals, many nations - worth a look!
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USAAF, USN, RAF, RN, IJN, IJA, JDSF, USMC, luftwaffe, WWII & modern