Thursday, April 29, 2010

1/144 Daimler Armoured Car - BT-7 (Panzer Depot)


The new releases for May 2010 from Panzer Depot have been announced

British and Commonwealth Daimler Armoured Car
- Two Colour Options
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimler_Armoured_Car

Soviet BT-7
- Two Colour Options
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT-7

Available: Now
Cost: $13.80 USD

www.panzerdepot.com/

www.panzerdepot.com/eshop/catalog/index.php

Saturday, April 24, 2010

1/144 Auster A.O.P Mk.3 - By Foxone





1/144 Auster A.O.P Mk.3 - By Foxone

Another great little kit from Foxone, these kits just get better and better!
Increased detail and complexity and good moulding!

An interesting kit, Air Observation Post, Army Liason.

3x Decal Option.
RAF (AAC), IDF & RNLAF

http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/o8/original_08.html
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/air_gallery/AusterAOP/AOP.html

Price; 3000 Yen (each)
Available: 26/04/2010

order page:
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/original_order_e.htm

http://www.airliners.net/photo/1516259/

http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acdata_php/acdata_aop_en.php

Discuss @ KG144 Forum

1/144 Revell 04282 Eurofighter Typhoon

1/144 Revell 04282 Eurofighter Typhoon

There are more "box review" photos at IPMS Deutschland - = Here =

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

1/144 F-15J/DJ JASDF GiMix Series 03 - Takara


Another set of the F-15J/DJ JASDF GiMix Series by Takara, this time 4 colour options.
I expect they will have the usual LED Lighting etc?

F-15J
F-15DJ
F-15SE

Available: Summer 2010
Price: 2,310 Yen (Each Item)

Source: http://www.amnetcity.com/amy/reserve.htm

Discuss:
http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=79


SERIES 02
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SERIES 01

1/144 Sweet FM-2 - Woodstock


Amazing!
I had to check twice to believe that this was actually 1/144.
I think you will agree a stunning production!

See the link below for the picture gallery:
http://woodstock-plasticmodel.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 17, 2010

1/144 Heliborne Vol.4 - F-Toys (Secrets #1)

The following models are the secret versions from Heliborne Collection 4:

EH-101 secret South Pole observation boat (Japan)
KV-107 secret Ground Self-Defense Force -Okinawa-
EC145/BK117 Secret Swiss Mountain Rescue

if you scroll down this blog you will see if images from yahoo.jp
http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/

EH-101 Antarctic Special
http://blog.sina.com.tw/231/article.php?pbgid=231&entryid=610645


thanks to Victor H at SSM Forum

1/144 F/A/18E/F Super Hornet Series #14 - Doyusha/Cando



1/144 現用機コレクション 第14弾

1/144 F/A/18E/F Super Hornet - Series 14 - Doyusha/Cando
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10115251
It would appear to be rerelease of Series 10 - but with repaints.
6 Items + Special?

Availability: ???
Price: ???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F/A-18E/F_Super_Hornet

1/144 J-Wings Vol.4Plus - Algernon





It would appear to be a reissue of the JWings Vol.4 "Marine Freaks" items, but repainted in new schemas!?

http://www.algernonproduct.co.jp/jwing4plus.htm
http://www.amiami.com/shop/?set=english ... splay.html
http://www.syokugan-ohkoku.com/whatsnew/weblog/top.html

Total 12 types in this collection, 6000 yen, July 2010
* ONE BOX contains the complete set

Line-ups:
(1) F/A-18C Hornet VMFA-212 Lancers 2008 CAG type
(2) F/A-18C Hornet VMFA-212 Lancers Normal
(3) F/A-18D Hornet VMFA-121 Green Knights 2007 CAG type
(4) F/A-18D Hornet VMFA-121 Green Knights Normal
(5) EA-6B Prowler VAQ-141 Shadow Hawks 2008 CAG type
(6) EA-6B Prowler VAQ-141 Shadow Hawks Normal
(7) F/A-18C Hornet VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes 2010 CAG type
(8) F/A-18C Hornet VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes Normal
(9) F/A-18D Hornet VMFA(AW)-242 Bats 2009 CAG type
(10)F/A-18D Hornet VMFA(AW)-242 Bats Normal
(11)S-3B Viking VS-21 Fighting Red Tail 1994 CAG type
(12)S-3B Viking VS-21 Fighting Red Tail Normal

Additional weapons:
AN/AAQ-28 LITENING
AIM-120 (AMRAAM)
AGM-65 (Maverick)

thanks to cf18 @ Kampgruppe144 Forum

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

1/144 F-Toys Century Series Fighters (update 2)





Hot on the heels of thier recent released F-Toys press on a head onward and upwards with plans for a new release!

USAF "Century Series" fighters, a series of fighters that originated in the 1950 and went on for many years.

F-106A Delta Dart
48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (1982)
http://www.f-106deltadart.com/48fis.htm
194 FIS California Air National Gaurd
http://www.f-106deltadart.com/194fis.htm
460 FIS Grad Forks AFB (1974)
http://www.f-106deltadart.com/460fis.htm

F-100D Super Sabre
481st Tactical Fighter Aquadron, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing
http://www.f-100.org/hun045.shtml
308th Fighter squadron, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing (Major Don Schmenk)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/308th_Fighter_Squadron
USAF Thunderbirds Display Team
http://www.f-100.org/hun010.shtml

F-105D Thunder Chief ("Thud")
355th Tactical Fighter Squadron 357th Tactical Fighter Wing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takhli_Royal_Thai_Air_Force_Base
563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23d_Wing (flying tigers)
466th Tactical Fighter Squadron 301st Tactical Fighter Wing
http://www.10af.afrc.af.mil/photos/mediagallery.asp?galleryID=530&page=134

As these are from F-Toys, I would expect alternative colour options and a series special!

Price: ?
Available: June 2010

http://www.shokuganhonpo.com/page167.html

http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57

There is also a rumour that a well known resin company maybe producing a F-101 this year!?

Monday, April 12, 2010

1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon by Revell (Update)





1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon by Revell (NEW MOLD)

The Eurofighter is currently the most outstanding high performance multi-role combat aircraft of the latest generation (?). With a top speed of Mach 2.0+ the Eurofighter dominates both long and close range air combat and also has a ground attack capability. It is primarily designed as a fighter for protecting the air space and for this purpose is equipped with a combination of weapons including powerful short and medium range air-to-air missiles.

Model-details:
- New tool
- Fine surface details with recessed panel lines
- Detailed cockpit
- Detailed landing gear
- Two external tanks
- 4 Meteor missiles
- 4 AMRAAM missiles
- 2 IRIS-T missiles
- 2 ASRAAM missiles
- 2 ASRAAM missiles for the RAF version
- Super decals for the German air force and RAF versions

Source: Revell Germany Website

Previous: Eurofighter posts on KG144

Saturday, April 10, 2010

1/144 Mini Diorama "Tarmac Airfield " - from CGD .


This is an 1:144 Mini Diorama "Tarmac Airfield " from CGD .
This set contains one "Tarmac Airfield " diorama base
(painted)

4x Colour Options (Winter,Desert,Autumn or Summer)

2x Design options (Regular, or 'Bombed' ( I think 'Shelled' woudl be more accurate?))
Whilst i appreciate the need to add interest and avoid uniformity, I am not sure i like the 'light' coloured squares....

I would however seriously consider purchasing this, as it would be a nice display board for a couple fo fighters or a bomber!?
Diorama measures approximately 11" X 7.375 " (27.9cm X 18.7cm). A perfect display base for you collection of 1:144 airplanes and vehicles. Also suitable for N scale or 12mm scale vehicles and soldiers. (Vehicles not included.) Individually casted in resin, hand painted to the finest detail. Made in Hong Kong.

Available: Now
Cost: $29.90 + $9 global shipping
CG Dynamix ebay

Feedback from CG Dynamix
You can always special order those without the light squares. Save some painting procedures. :)

And regarding the placement of shell holes, we have to allow enough "flat" space for free placement of planes. After all, the diorama is to made the planes look good.

CGD

posts 1/144 Heliborne Vol.4 - F-Toys (update 42)


Ok, I know that at this point your wondering what on earth I could have to say about this series that we do not already know!?

I will keep it short:

1) There is some auto spin facility on the rotors "push and spin"!
So its not a fancy as Takaras gimix lights/motors, but its is interesting... Because if it is spring/grear powered it may be transferable as a self contained unit to other kits?

2) The Eh-101 is long! F-Toys have split the lenghth of the fuselage to fit into a standard F-Toys box.

Dont forget to check the previous Heliborne posts, especially the analysis by Milosz

1/144 J-35F SAAB Drakken Pit- Road



Pit Road as suspected are to release thier J-35F Drakken Kits and a "built" item - although it still looks fairly kit like to me. It is more akin to the the gashopon models in so much that it is prepainted and required some assembley including decals adding!

It would appear wither option comes with the same set of decals for Swedish schemas, so there will be some spares for future use. You could of course by the Kit version wich comes with Austrain decals (only)

http://pitroad.s232.xrea.com/newitem/index.php?itemid=1523
http://pitroad.s232.xrea.com/newitem/index.php?itemid=1522

Available: May 2010
Cost: 2000 Yen

Thursday, April 08, 2010

1/144 Churchill NA75 - By CGDynamix





CGD have produced another item in thier range

The Churchil NA75 as used by British and Commonwealth troops in WWII.
The CGD page is - here -

Quite an interesting looking product that is gaining a lot of interest in the wargaming community.

the Australian Sentinel is next...

So now, it is not just Panzer Depot who is producing alternative items for the AFV collector and wargamer!

Forum: http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40

1/144 Algernon 'Dive Bomber' Series (update)




From the Algernon Blog
New photos of the 'Dive Bomber' Series....

These I recall are due at the end of April!?

Older 'Dive Bomber Posts'

KG144 Forum/BBS link

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

1/144 Spitfire Mk XIVe (Master) - Petersplanes






1/144 Spitfire - Griffon Mk XIVe with bubble top and full wings.

I think it would be very easy to argue that this is best quality 1/144 Spitfire ever!!?

-
Available: Petersplanes
Master by Kampfflieger

Cost - TBA
Available - 2010

KG144 Forum/BBS
http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=28

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Kampfgruppe144 Forum / BBS

I know there are many forums out there that have lived and died, but I have launched a new forum.

I hope this option will give people who read this blog and or are interested in 144 the ability to have a more structured and on going environment in which to discuss and develop?

Kampfgruppe144 Forum / BBS
http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/index.php

The previous forum was spammed to death, so I have initiated "inital validation"
Therefore new joiners will get limted functions, I will then authorise (please allow 24 hours)

All nations are welcome, this is a global board.
If may be possible in future to allow language specific forums with known moderators.

Manufacturers and Resellers are also wellcome and will get appropriate areas and functions.

This may take a little time to get under control, please be considerate.

Easter Eggs? @ ModelStories




Ok, so I cant come around and give a Chocolate (or real) Egg today, but in the same way that DVDs have secret bonus sections also called 'Easter Eggs'.. I draw your attention to a much overlooked section of the Modelstories website - The "ModelArchives" !! and in particular thier "Box Art Bloopers", now I know most you now do a lot of 1/144 I am sure that some of you go to the 'dark side' and dabble with other scales, or like me grew up with the old school scales of 1/72!

If you have been around for a few year, I am sure you wil lhave at least seen these kits, or maybe even built some of them yourself? I am sure there could be one or two in my parents loft??

So here you are "Box Art Bloopers" (in English) for your amusement...


oh, and don forget to check the Modelstories 1/144 Altaya Bombers article for this month!

Friday, April 02, 2010

1/144 Sci-Fi Dynamics Release from Anigrand


Anigrands "Sci-Fi Dynamics" Range is back with a bang!

http://www.anigrand.com/catalog_sci-fi-1.htm

USAF SR-91 "Aurora" Recon Bird (SR-71 Replacement)
There has been much talk of a replacement SR-71, be it activity at the Lockheed "skunkworks", Area 51 etc, or strange "contrails" or "black triangles (TR-3E)". The talk of Aurora or "Senior Citizen" class aircraft contine to abound

Price: $58USD
Available: TBC

SOVIET MIG-31 Firefox - Super Interceptor!
I read the Firefox book by Craig Thomas in the late 1970s and I was hooked, then came the film staring Clint Eastwood.

This model appear to be based upon the aircraft seen in the film, that good enough for me!

There is a great Firefox fansite here which is well worth a look!

(At the time the book was written the MIG-31 was a fictitious designation, which was subsequently used for the Mig-25 replacement!)

Price: $58USD
Available: TBC


It is not clear as to if there will be bonus items with these kits at this stage, although the lower than usual price may lead to the conclusion of no bonuses or maybe just the one? We will just have to wait and see closer the time?

Dont forget there is also the "Fantastic Plastic" X-JET if you like Movie derived projects!?

1/144 F-Toys Battle Tank Kit Collection [Update]




more news on the F-Toys Battle Tank Kit Collection Vol.1 -
A sprue shot of the T-34 from the F-Toys Blog