Sunday, May 31, 2009

1/144 Accessories - Retrowings



1/144 Accessories - Retrowings
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Availabe: Now
  • 8-blade Hamilton NSP2000 Propellers (2) (for Revell 1/144 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye)
Availabe: "coming soon"
  • Harrier air intakes with partially opened auxilliary intakes (Revell 1/144 Harrier GR Mk.7)
  • E-2 Hawkeye folded wings set (for Revell 1/144 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye)
  • E-2A Hawkeye conversion kit

Saturday, May 30, 2009

1/144 Anigrand Bonus Kits Inventory - Ike

1/144 Anigrand Bonus Kits Inventory
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Ike has complied a great inventory of the bonus kits for each of the Anigrand Releases.
He still has a few holes in the list, so if you have suggestions for the later releases
suggestion can be left here

Thursday, May 28, 2009

1/144 Canberra Decals - by Frieght Dog Models




1/144 Canberra RAF and RAAF (6)
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A nice looking set of decals, you can use these on the exisitng Oz-mods Canberra kits, or save them for that forthcoming AModel Release?
  • B.2 WK116 100 Sqn RAF Raynham 1973 red/white/grey;
  • B.6 WH970 12 Sqn Suez Crisis 1956 overall high speed silver with black/yellow stripes;
  • WH948 101 Sqn Butterworth, Malaya 1955;
  • E.15 WH948 98 Sqn RAF Cottesmore 1972 green/dk sea grey/lt a/c grey;
  • B.16 WH570 6 Sqn RAF Akrotiri 1968 green/dk sea grey/silver;
  • Mk.20 A84-226 1(B) Sqn RAAF Amberley 1965
Available: Now!
Cost : 4.95 GBP + Postage

1/144 Fe-Resin - Up coming releases





1/144 Fe-Resin - Up coming releases
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  • Bolton Paul Defiant (RAF)
  • Gotha Go-242 (Luftwaffe)
  • Polikarpov I-153 (USSR + Chinese Nationalist Forces)

again, coming soon.....



1/144 EE Canberra Mk.20/Mk.62 - By AModel


1/144 EE Canberra Mk.20/Mk.62 - By AModel
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sorry, I dont know any more at this time!
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But, we are still waiting for the Lincoln, Manchester & He111 ???

1/144 OV-10 D "Bronco" by Miniwing



1/144 OV-10 D "Bronco" by Miniwing
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Vietnam Era - North American OV-10 D Bronco!
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34 Parts, Decals for one version,
Available: now!
coming soon.....

Ikes Blog - Project 144 #9

Ikes Blog - Project 144 #9
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More photos, (not all 1/144 - but still nice)
http://ike.vivian.jp/wordpress/
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PS: update your links as IKEs blog has new URL

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1/144 Releases by Anigrand

#AA-4004b 1/144 scale Handley-Page Victor K.2 British rapid tanker
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4004b_Victor_K2.htm
+ Bonus Aircraft
Available: June 2009


#AA-4036 1/144 scale Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 British submarine killer
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4036_Nimrod_MR2.htm
+ Bonus Aircraft
Available: July 2009

#AA-4037 1/144 scale Nakajima G5N-1/-2 Shinzan Scourge of the Pacific
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4037_G5N.htm
+ Bonus Aircraft
Available: August 2009
#AA-4005b 1/144 scale Boeing C-17B Advanced Globemaster III Next generation of C-17
+ Bonus Aircraft
Available: August 2009

1/144 Hawk T.2 By Oz Mods (updated


1/144 Hawk T.2 By Oz Mods (update - new photo)
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OzMods have produced the next in the series of BAe Hawk Kits, this time a later version.
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This will enable you build, the following
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comes with sidewinders and extra wing pylons ( Hint: Oz mods do a great range in 1/144 Munitions loads!!) and 2x vac fom canopies.
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Decals for RAF and Canadian Airforce options,
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1/144 Creations Chaubet - Metal kit


1/144 Creations Chaubet - Metal kit

Jacques has been busy producing some new kits, i think these will enable you to fill some holes in your collection. Some people are a little shy of metal kits, but there is not too much to worry about, they are a little more sturdy than resin kits and once primed should present to many different problems to comprable resin kits.

The releases for may are as follows: Usually they can be ordered in kit for or built form, obviosuly built form costs more due to the extra man hours.

Currently there is a special offer: 5 bought kits : the 6th free one

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

1/144 IJN Yamato-mounted turrets (RESIN Version)

1/144 IJN Yamato-mounted turrets (RESIN Version)
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No! its not what you think!!!
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Pit Road are releasing a new resin cast kit set contianing gun turrets and AA mounts from the IJN Yamato!
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This is currently priced at 140 USD ! - No, thats not a typo!
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I don't know about you, but youd have to be the No.1 fan or be medically advers to plastic to buy this over the old Takara Ships of The Work version!
of, course if you want to buy some of the plastic items and save a whole mountain of cash - then please do not hesitate to let me know!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

1/144 RAAF Beaufighter


1/144 RAAF Beaufighter
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A new range of 1/144 Aircraft from Victorian Hobby Centre in Melbourne, Australia
The first release of a range of 1/144th scale aircraft.The first aircraft is the RAAF Mk XXI Beaufighter with decals for three aircraft from 93 Sqn, the "Green Ghost" squadron.
The aircraft are SK-E "Ginger Meggs", SK-N "Babs" and SK-P "Barren-Joey" .
The kits are priced at $AU 20 plus postage.
The kits are (almost) one piece resin castings with props, tail planes, undercarriage and closed undercarriage doors as separate castings.
Other kits in the `pipeline' include - you may notice a certain theme!
(so far and in no particular order of release):

http://www.truveo.com/raaf-in-new-guinea-pt2-beauforts-kittyhawks/id/1224247310

The VHC are `toying' with the idea of producing the Beaufighter in Mk VI and Mk I variants.

The next kit for release is not known at this stage.
The Vic Hobby Centre can be contacted by phone – 03 9560 4817 or via their website
( with global shipping)
All I can say, is any new 1/144 manufacturer is most welcome!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

1/144 Doyusha (Can.do) Series #11 - JSDF "Protective Wings"


1/144 Doyusha (Can.do) Series #11 - JSDF "Protective Wings"
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A new (or, should that be recycled) range of models from Doyusha(can.do).
As is common for recent (and not unexpected) Doyusha another JSDF series.
2x AH-64/D,
2x F-4/EJ, + bonus.
2x F-15/J
yes, there are two of each its just that they look similar!
Price: 500 yen each. (makes those Organic Brand F-4 look costly!)
Release: ???


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

1/144 Sanka MK.B by Platz


1/144 Sanka MK.B by Platz
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I have been waiting months for this kit, but each month the release date was later and later.
I got the "Sanka MK B" from Platz today! It is an interesting kit,The 1/144 kit is of similar size to the J7W1, detail is ok - but not great.
It has a solid canopy...., no clear plastic or even vac-form :( It also has some metal parts such as; under under carriage & propellers
Its not cheap relative to some other products..... you must really like the Anime movie, or want an interesting Luft'46 or Nippon'46 style product?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1/144 OKHA (update)



1/144 OKHA (update)
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A nice compact resin kit of an OKHA, parts as displayed + 2x Vac-form canopy + decals.
Nice detailing!
Another quality product from Czech Republic!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

1/144 Dassault Super Mystere - Miniwing.cz



1/144 Dassault Super Mystere - Miniwing.cz
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A French Jet! - From the heyday of the 1950s!
Nice early jet, nice detialing and some interesting construciton features.
This kit has two vac form canopies and decals for two versions.

With some aftermarket decals you could also make an Israeli version of this aircraft...




Miniwing Kits are now also available from Hannants in the UK.

1/144 LTV A-7A "Corsair II" by Miniwing.cz





1/144 LTV A-7A "Corsair II" by Miniwing.cz
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Another in the series of American Naval Aircraft, muxh improved over the gashopon.
Only now have i realised i photographed the side of the aircraft without the refuelling probe!

Nice crisp details, no canyons from this manufacturer!
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One set of decals , two vac form canopies.
http://www.miniwing.cz/A_-7A/Corsair_II/

Thursday, May 07, 2009

1/144 Heinkel He P.1080 by 'Der Kampflieger'





1/144 Heinkel He P.1080 by 'Der Kampflieger'
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An interesting Resin item submitted by one of our readers!
This excellent study of a Luft'46 airframe from Heinkel the He P.1080
Nice detailing and unusal subject, made using a CNC controlled milling machine.

http://www.luft46.com/heinkel/hep1080.html

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

400,000 Hits !!!!


Thank you all for coming and reading the blog, here is to reaching 500,000 !!!??

1/144 HP Victor by Fumi





1/144 HP Victor by Fumi
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Fumi has completed one for the Anigrand HP Victor kits, and its great!

for the full gallery of finished item;

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/fumi_bnr32/57862271.html

Sunday, May 03, 2009

1/144 Panzer Depot - June 2009





1/144 Panzer Depot - June 2009
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Panzer depor continues to fly the flag for 144 AFV!
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Two new releases for June
USA M-26 Pershing
Russian SMK

The Russian is another interesting multiturret design following on from the previous T-35

Its not clear if there will be muliple colour versions, but typically this is the case with this producer.

Available: June 2009
http://www.panzerdepot.com/

Saturday, May 02, 2009

1/144 Trainers - By R.Masukawa




1/144 Trainers - By R.Masukawa
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Roberto has been busy again, this time he has been working on some nice little studies of training jets!

Primarily the Revell Alpha Jet, but also another chance to see it in comparison to the BAe Hawk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphajet


1/144 Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (Revell )


1/144 Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (Revell )
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a nice production of this Revell kit, from the Ukraine.
Well worth a look, nice work!

gallery: http://modelizm.pl.ua/publ/22-1-0-554