Friday, February 29, 2008

1/144 F-14 Decals - from FCM Brazil

1/144 Decals - from FCM Brazil
I have just been sent couple of sets of "proper commerical decals"
(Silk Screen printed, like cartograph/revell and not alps "home made"!).
Unusally from Brazil, i think there is an overlooked modelling scene in that country, not every thing comes from Japan, USA or Europe!?
These appear to be produced to a high professional commerical standard and the colours are bright, each pack comes with options for 4x different schemes! With fairly straight forwad placing diagrams.
You can now have your Iranian F14 fighting it out with US Navy F14s just in time for Gulf War III ?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wonderfest 2008 - Winter (Part 2)

Wonderfest 2008 - Winter (Part 2)
The special resin conversion that Sweet sells at the wonderfest was available again!
New details on JWINGS Vol.4

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cafe Reo - WF2008 Specials!

Cafe Reo - WF2008 Specials!
i think for 2000yen these *should* be prepainted versions?

Winterfest 2008 - Winter (part 1) (updated++!)

Wonderfest 2008 - Winter (updates 26/02/2008)

Is it me, or do these seem to come around quicker and quicker each time?

First, Cafe Reo IF?, Is a novelty. (protoypes, late planning, or plain fantasy?? - see above?) 天山・5式戦・烈風がラインナップされているようです。天山five-game lineup will be heavy wind. 全11種だそうです。 So that all 11 types?(???) カフェレオのパターンから言えば、もう1種くらいは入りそうな気はしますね。 Cafe Reo from speaking patterns, the other species are much likely to feel like I've entered. 次に同じくカフェレオのビッグバード3ですね。 Like Cafe Reo next three Pino. こちらはすでに予約も開始されていますね。


Other information in the series F-TOYS from WORKSHOP HEAVY BOMBER コレクションがあるそうです。 HEAVY BOMBER collection there. ランカスターがサンプル展示されていたそうです。 Lancaster has been exhibited in the sample. 2008年 6月発売予定だそうです。 Scheduled to be available in June 2008. うーん、ビッグバードといい、展示スペースが苦しい季節になりそうです(笑)。 Well, I hope Pino, exhibit space is likely to have a tough season (laughs). また、カフェレオからJWINGSのvol.4も発表されたようですね。
Also, the Cafe Reo JWINGS vol.4 from Leo also been announced. 8月発売予定だそうで、Navy&Marine Freak というコンセプトだそうです。 It will be released in August, the Navy and Marine Freak of the concept. 最近、ややしょんぼりぎみの1/144でしたが、まだまだ安泰のようですね。

Recently, the somewhat crestfallen GIMI 1 / 144, but, still seems safe. でも、戦車関係は・・・どうしたのだろう。 But what is the relationship tanks (not sure if this a release, or just complaining that there are no tanks!). ワンフェス、行ってこられた方がおられましたら、是非情報提供を(笑)。


Limited to the three pre-painted model appeared!

F-4D 432TRW 555TFS
F-8E VF-53 Iron Angels 
A-6A VA-85 Black Falcons 


it is curious that once A-model produces Lancaster, that suddenly Cafe Reo plans a model?

I have noticed that on a number of occasions that suddenly "everyone" produces the same or similar models in a short period of time?

Is it that someone designs a 3d-cad model at professional production quality and then the various manfuctuers by the plans? or are all the model manufacturers co-operating or inter-related more than we realise?


anyway - expect more info to be published over the next few days!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

1/144 Dragon Apache Gunship AH-64

1/144 Dragon Apache Gunship AH-64
for those of you who like powerful choppers!
Dragon's new series, a set of AH-64Ds "Longbow" Gunships!
- British Army Aircorps WAH-64 Longbow (note: Army, not the RAF!)
- Royal Netherlands(Dutch) Airforce
- Israeli Defence Force (IDF) - AH-64 "Saraf"
- Greece? (Hellenic Air Force)
- JSDF?#
The series special is teh RAH-66 "Comanche"
- US Army Trial Version

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

1/144 Figures by WAVE

1/144 Figures by WAVE
~So, you can't be bothered waitiing for prieser or trumpeter to release more 1/144 figures? - take a look at these, while obviously designed for gundam, i think their "ground crew" poses could be useful for a number of 1/144 scenarios!?
less that $5 USD too!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

1/144 P-47 by 21st Century Toys

1/144 P-47 by 21st Century Toys

Unconfirmed sighting of new products on 21st Century Toys Website.
Not surprising as it is niether, consistant, upto dare or comprehensive!
It certianly does not list everthing released in 1/144 under their brand...
Another sighting of note: Some interesting wallpapers!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

1/144 on ARC

1/144 on ARC
ARC a range of scales featured, but increasingly 1/144 is being given web time!

1/144 Singapore Concorde -
1/144 AWACS Concorde!! -
1/144 AWACS A380.... -
1/144 SU-7B "Fitter-A"

massive article on A380 build project in 1/144 !!!
an amazingly professional job!!
it even has illuminated instrument panels and high quiality custom paint scheme

Pithead - future releases

Pithead - future releases
Early preview on some of the planned releases by Pithead with one or two surprises!
future items:

Friday, February 15, 2008

1/144 RAF/RCAF Aircraft by A-Model

1/144 RAF/RCAF Aircraft by A-Model - 2008
A-Model #1411 1/144 Avro Lancaster B Mk.I/III
A-Model #1412 1/144 Avro Manchester (precursor to the Lancaster)
A-Model #1413 1/144 Avro Lincoln (stretch and upragte Lancster for assualt on Japan)
A-Model #1427 Avro Lancaster 10MR RCAF Rescue CX 104

still no decent 1/144 Spitfire!

2008 Nuremberg Toy Fair!

2008 Nuremberg Toy Fair!

Probably the best toy fair in Europe if not the world!?

2008 Nuremberg Toy Fair!

List of kits and links to photographs - all scales are represented.
Happy hunting for those 1/144 Model Items!
here are a few i found earlier!?
Revell 1/144 C-17 should be cheaper than Anigrand!?

Revell 1/144 Airbus A380 "visible"

Revell Bismark!?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - Line-up!

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - Line-up!
available "early 2008
WOW 112A Fokker DVII (Goring)
WOW112B Fokker DVII (Schafer)
WOW112C Fokker DVII (Udet)
WOW113A Sopwith Snipe (Barker)
WOW113B Sopwith Snipe (Baker)
WOW113C Sopwith Snipe (Ryrie)
WOW114A LFG Roland CII (M. Von Richtofen)
WOW114B LFG Roland CII (Seibert & Pfleger)
WOW114C LFG Roland CII (Luftstreitskrafte)
WOW115A De Havilland D.H. 4 (Cadbury & Leckie)
WOW115B AIRCO D.H. 4 (American Expeditionary Force)
WOW116C De Havilland D.H. 4 (Atkey)

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 Fokker DVII

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 Fokker DVII
due "early 2008"
General characteristics
Crew: One
Length: 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
Wingspan: 29 ft 3 in (8.93 m)
Height: 9 ft 2 in (2.80 m)
Wing area: 217.4 ft² (20.2 m²)
Empty weight: 1,540 lb (698 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,874 lb (850 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 1,936 lb (878 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Mercedes D.IIIa , 180hp (134 kW)
Maximum speed: 116 mph (186 km/h)
Service ceiling 19,600 ft (5,970 m)
Rate of climb: 787 feet per minute (240 meters per minute)
Wing loading: 9.64 lb/ft² (47 kg/m²)
2x 7.92 mm LMG 08/15 "Spandau" machine guns

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 Roland C.II

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 Roland C.II
Due "early 2008"?
Seibert & Pfleger: Walfisch(Whale) flown by Leutnant Seibert and Hauptmann Pfleger of Fled Flieger Abteilung 5b; Western Front, autumn 1916
General characteristics
Crew: 2, pilot and observer
Length: 7,52 m (ft in)
Wingspan: 10,33 m (ft in)
Height: m (ft in)
Wing area: 26,00 m² (ft)
Empty weight: kg (lb)
Loaded weight: 1309 kg (lb)
Useful load: kg (lb)
Max takeoff weight: kg (lb)
Powerplant: 1× Mercedes D.III water-cooled in-line , 160 hp (120 kw)
Never exceed speed: km/h (mph)
Maximum speed: 165 km/h at sea level (mph at ft)
Cruise speed: km/h (mph)
Stall speed: km/h (mph)
Range: 4 hours (of flying time)
Service ceiling 4000 m (ft)
Rate of climb: 30 minutes to 3000 m (minutes to ft)
Wing loading: kg/m² (lb/ft²)

[edit] Armament
A centrally mounted synchronized Spandau 7.92mm gun was provided for the pilot on later models. The observer had a Parabellum gun on a ring mounting. A tubular half-hoop was fitted between the cockpits to prevent possible damage to the airscrew from depressing the gun too much when firing forward.
A load of four 12,5 kg bombs could also be carried under the fuselage.

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 Sopwith Snipe

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 Sopwith Snipe
Due "early 2008"?

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Length: 19 ft 2 in (5.84 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 1 in (9.47 m)
Height: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
Wing area: 274 ft² (25.46 m²)
Empty weight: 1,305 lb (590 kg)
Loaded weight: 2,105 lb (955 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Bentley BR2 rotary engine, (172 kW)
Maximum speed: 121 mph (195 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
Service ceiling 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
Rate of climb: 970 ft/min (296 m/min)
Endurance: 3 hours
Time to altitude: 9 min 25 sec to 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
Two 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns
Four 25 lb (11 kg) bombs

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 De Havilland/Airco DH4

Wings of War - WWI Vol.2 - 1/144 De Havilland/Airco DH4
Due "early 2008"?
Cadbury and Leckie: (yes, of the Caburys chocolate family!)
Specifications (DH.4 - Eagle VIII engine)
Data from The British Bomber since 1914[1]
General characteristics
Crew: 2
Length: 30 ft 8 in (9.35 m)
Wingspan: 43 feet 4 in (13.21 m)
Height: 11 ft (3.35 m)
Wing area: 434 ft² (40 m²)
Empty weight: 2,387 lb (1,085 kg)
Loaded weight: 3,472 lb (1,578 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Rolls-Royce Eagle VII inline liquid cooled piston, 375 hp[2] (289 kW)
Maximum speed: 143 mph[3] (171 km/h) at sea level
Range: 470 miles (770 km)
Service ceiling 22,000 ft (6,700 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (305 m/min)
Wing loading: 8 lb/ft² (39.5 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.108 hp/lb (0.266 kW/kg)
Endurance: 3¾ hr
Climb to 10,000 ft: 9 min
Forward-firing Vickers machine gun
Lewis gun on Scarff ring at rear
460 lb (209 kg) of bombs

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