Saturday, February 28, 2009
1/144 Century Wings - New Aircraft !
Limited edition 1500 pieces of each type!
A-6E INTRUDER U.S.NAVY VA-35 BLACK PANTHERS
A-7E CORSAIR II U.S.NAVY VA-82 MARAUDERS
Thursday, February 26, 2009
1/144 USAAC Super Bombers by Anigrand! ===============================
Another batch of items that are going to break the bank?
For me not as exciting as some, but those XB-31 Bonus kits look tasty!!
Apart from the Moonbat, and maybe a lightning derived airframe, i have no idea what any of these bonus aircraft are.... any help would be appreciated!
I remember the day when we looked forward to the next kit issue, now they are coming along in groups of three!!
I am already looking forward to the next set!
Lockheed XB-30 Constellation + 3x Bonus - XP6, XP-81, XP-75
Available: March 2009
Price: $88 USD
Douglas XB-31 Raidmaster + 3x Bonus - XP-56, XP-54, and XP-55
Available: April 2009
Price: $98 USD
Consolidated B-32 Dominator + 3x Bonus (Hughes D-2)(?), XP-67, XB-28
Available: April 2009
Price: $88 USD
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
1/144 Resin Models (built) by Panzer Depot ================================ .
An interesting new range of built 1/144 Panzer Kits.
They prefer to sell to dealers/wholesaler .....
It is interesting to see some new items previously unavailable except from Pro-hobby or Japanese Garage companies!?
That T-35 looks really interesting1
At the moment we are doing the export wholesale business with many oversea on line shops, in case if you can buy 10pcs of one item then we can offer you very competitive price. But if you would like to buy only 1 or 2 of them, let me know then I can send you the contact info of our over sea's representative.
Monday, February 23, 2009
1/144 USA JETS by DARON !?
A new range of modern military jets + stand...
The site says Die-Cast... this used to mean metal in the old day, some companies are useing this in the context of plastic which i think is misleading?
Winged Fighters F/A-18 Blue Angels 1/144
Winged Fighters F/A-18C VMFA-232 Operation Iraqi Freedom 1/144
Winged Fighters F/A-18 Uss Independence 1/144
Winged Fighters F-16C USAF Fighting Fulcrums 1/144
Winged Fighters F-16 1/144 Wolf Pack 8 TFW80 Tfs Scorpion Sq
Winged Fighters F-16 Thunderbird 1/144
Winged Fighters F-15C USAF ELGIN'S Gorillas 1/144
Winged Fighters F-15C 1/144 USAF Weapons School 57FG
Winged Fighters F-14B Usn Jolly Rogers 1/144
Winged Fighters F-14 VF-32 Swordsman Cag Bird 1/144
AVAILABLE: NOW! COST: USD 17.50 - EACH ITEM
rumour that these will come to UK - price unknown
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Japanese Model Museum
BCOP the wholesale importers of things Japanese to the USA have opened up a great reference site! - still you
I doubt everything on the sites would still be available for a store owner to purchase? If it is there is an opportunity to be had by someone! ;o)
but, at least you can look!
Furuta 3" (not 144)
if you do own a store...
Not sure of the series name.... but you can probably guess roughly what it will be!?
Appears to be F-15 in Japanese Service, kit for as were the FAOW:WOTL
The kit form should allow for some easy remodelling?
Looks to be 4 or 5 items in the series
Available : May 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
1/144 resin Hawker "SEA FURY" FB.11 by Miniwings (Pt.2)
I received my Kit this morning, I think these photos should help a lot of people out.
There were concerns about the profile of the fuselage, I have taken a HD photo and hopefully you can decide?
also, I am being a bit slow, why the strange wing configuration? - So you can make a naval version without sawing eh wing in half! This makes it easier to build a shipborne configuration!
I still think it is a nice looking kit and will look great as part of the ever growing collection of British aircraft coming on to the market.
Available: Now! February 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
1/144 Resin Hawker "SEA FURY" FB.11 by Miniwings ========================================
A new great looking kit from the Czech Republic!
A Royal Navy Sea Fury kit in Resin.
It is nice to see the recent interest in British Aircraft!
The last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy,
it was also one of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built!
Available: Now! February 2009
The following kit will be soon completed:
- Dornier Do-18 will release end of February 2009
- Fi-103 (V1) (2009)
- Dassault Super Mystère IV (2009)
- Blohm und Voss Bv-138 C-1 (2009)
- Westland Wyvern S Mk.4 (2009)
1/144 B-3 Bomber by Fantastic Plastic
A new movie based "what if" kit of a B-3 Bomber, mastered by Scott Lowther.
Available: March 2009
- Scale: 1:144
- Material: Resin
- Number of Pieces: 32
- Landing Gear and Weapons Bay Included
- Master by Scott Lowther http://www.up-ship.com/eAPR/index.htm
- Decals by JT Graphics
- Casting by Mana Studios
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
1/144 Valiant Kits, A Review by David Campbell
Currently available are the Welsh models Multi-media, Vacform, resin and white metal kit and Richard Colvert's Multimedia, resin, white metal and etch version.
The Welsh model is based on the previous vacform with the wings, tailplane, fin and tanks now in resin. The undercarriage, doors , wing fences and refuelling probe are in white metal. The fuselage consists of two halves that fit around 4 formers with the bomb aimer's blister and cockpit canopy as separate, but not clear, parts. Assembly of the parts is straight forward but filler will be needed on the wing to fuselage joint and I think a spar might be needed. Blending in with filler will also be required around the fin. The undercarriage is a single part but lacks the retraction struts. Decals are on two sheets in my issue which is designed for a camouflaged version. The roundels are screen printed on one sheet and a second laser printed sheet has the codes, badges and stencils on it. This is welcome although only printed in black ink.
Richard Colvert's model is all new - the fuselage is one piece and there is a mould line down the sides with a pour point on the rear fuselage which will need careful removal. The flying surfaces are well cast and include the vortex generators that covered parts of the wing, tailplane and fin. The wings plug into large recesses in the body and it looks as if only a small amount of filler will be needed. The main wheel bogies are a four part assembly with resin wheels fitting onto the metal hubs and the retraction struts are provided. The decal sheet has two options, one for an all high speed silver Valiant as used over Suez and the other all white as preserved at Cosford.
The price in the UK is similar - the Welsh Models is £37.50 and Richard Colvert is £35 These are both less expensive than the Anigrand model that is due out later this month - watch this space!
David Campbell (2009)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Herpa Gmbh Airbrush Sets! - "Plug and Spray"
At the recent Toyfair in Nuremberg Herpa announced a new concept in airbrushes!
an interesting concept with semi-disposable nozzles currently 0.03mm (?)
as the linked article states... it could be useful for some more basic applications, and could do with a wider range of nozzles.
Basic kit and nozzle set # 50 Euro
Vallejo Acrylics Model Air paints
Mini compressor # 99Euro
Flow: 15 Litres per minute,
1/8 inch connector
photo & movie
products and accessories
1/144 F-4J Phantom II by A-model
More early photos of development sprue.
Not a lot to say about this at the moment
The text give no indication as to decals, price, availability.
We do have reason to believe that it will be released next in the released schedule....,
although A-Model Release schedules are somewhat variable by past experience!
Monday, February 09, 2009
1/144 Ozmods Kits - Martin B-57B
A reissue of a classic kit, if it looks like a Canberra... Thats because it is!
The Americans took this and made some modifications!
I think you could get away with doing this in a NASA scheme too?
Also, we get to see another of Roberto's excellent paint schemes!
Its interesting as when the TSR.2 was cancelled, one of the reasons given was that the USA would not buy British Aircraft!! - Well, the USA did buy the Canberra, the Harrier I & II , Short C-23, EH101 (sort of) - there must have been others?
Saturday, February 07, 2009
1/144 Bismarck (Limited Edition) by GLOW2B
IPMS Deutschland (Germany) Show report
Price 649,00 EUR - so that is cheaper than the Soar Art version!!
Size: 1740 mm
This 1/144 Bismarck Fotos von Andreas Eichendorff
This 1/144 Bismarck Fotos von Moduni Gmbh
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
1/144 Beware of the deep!
Obake, has produced a nice multi layer diorama!
I think the wrecked Zero on its own is a nice job well done, the other elements add to an interesting display. A fair amount of scratch building here too!
more photos here >>>: (some scrolling required)
Monday, February 02, 2009
1/144 News (ok, strong rumour) about SWEET!
Following discussions amongst 'reliable sources', there is a strong possibility of the following releases this year.......
1/144 Spitfire MK. IX by Sweet
1/144 Hurricane IIa by Sweet (IIb is held up due issues re molding cannons)
1/144 Nakajima A6M2-N Navy Type 2 Rufe by Sweet
You know that had to get a Zero in there somehow.
Interesting for the Rufe there was a special conversion of this kit available only at Wonderfest only - it appears it may now be released as full kit?
1/144 Kalinin K-7 - Scratchbuilt
1/144 Kalinin K-7 - Scratchbuilt byJoel Christy
This is truely an eye opening build, a nice rare and unusual subject and well made!
Find the full pictures and build history here:
there also appears a promise of more to come!!
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Some great looking photos of the finished kit:
Barnes Wallis "Swallow" SST (1955)
Scheduled for Release in February 3, 2009
Retail Price: $75.00
An interesting model, where a larger scale bf-109 was remodelled and joined to some DC-4 wing...
I think the resulting mix is a really nice looking aircraft, very plausible and well executed!