Saturday, June 26, 2010

1/144 Luftwaffe Figures - Aviation Model **update**

Aviation Model of Hong Kong are to launch a new set of 9x Luftwaffe Figures (#FG-0001) to assist your Luftwaffe dioramas.

These are an interesting looking set and will be most welcome, is it me or does one of the figures look a little like Adolf Galland?

1) Will these be painted or bare metal?
We can sell both.
For FG-0001, it is metal kit which total 9pcs, FG-0002 and FG-0003 are painted.

2) What is the customer price?
The unit price of FG-0001 is USD22.50/set, FG-0002 and FG-0003 are USD16.50/set
3) Where will these be sold?
We wholesale to our HK agent.
4) When will they be availabe?
FG-0001 is already selling to market now, for FG-0002 and FG-0003 will be coming soon.
We hope they will be ready in earlier of July 2010

HD Images: #00 #01 #02 #03 #04 #05 #06 #07 #08 #09 #10

Sunday, June 20, 2010

1/144 Aeritalia FIAT - G-91/R1 - Miniwing

Miniwing relase another interesting and overlooked item:
The Aeritalia FIAT - G-91/R1 was the first of a number of marks that ensured this little
aircraft saw service from 1958 until 1995. Used by a number of operators and evaluated by a series of others including the US.

The point the surprises about this aircraft is that it quite a small airframe, more like those of late WWII than the big beasts that followed such as the F-4 or F-14.

The most active user of this aircraft was Portual who used these aircraft in the 'end of empire' period in East Africa during the 1970s, indeed one of the decal schemes featured here if from the Moazambique period (see schema here).

Info: Wikipedia (FIAT G-91) other G-91 refs here & here

Miniwing has have again delivered another excellent little kit, with excellent production values. The kit is well produced and has no warping or visible airbubbles and should go together without to much trouble.

The canopy is vac-form, more tricky than a plastic, but more credible with regard to the "thickness of the canopy structure" and two are provided in case of mishap.

The decals are ALPs printed by YKRAFT of Japan.

Available: June 2010
Cost: 16.20 Euro

Also, see the new website!

HD Images:
(#01) (#02) (#03) (#04) (#05)
(#06) (#07) (#08) (#09) (#10)
(#11) (#12) (#13) (#14) (#15)

Friday, June 18, 2010

1/144 F-5E/F RoCAF Decals - BestFong

Bestfong has release thier first 1/144 decal set, real transfer decals (not Alps).

This still offers a detailed and comprehensive set of decals for those wanting a differing subject, or for an aircraft to stand againt your PLA/PLAAF (China) aircraft?

Decals for 4x F-5E/F Aircraft of the RoCAF (Republic of China Airforce (Taiwan))
Plus excellent Instructions

#11. 1/144 F-5E/F R.O.C. (Taiwan) AF
Available: Now
Price: 4USD.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

1/144 Jwings 4 Plus Alpha! - Algernon (update)

Jwings 4 Plus Alpha!

A reissue of the JWings 4, but I think with not only repaints but new munitions produced using a new detailed process.

Expect new colour options and maybe special?
  • F/A-18 Hornet + New Weapons Loads
  • EA-6B Prowler
  • S-3B Viking

Release Page

Weapons Page

Price: ?
Available: 27/07/2010

There will also be a limted run 500 limted edition of thie series with the "BRAVO" moniker, possibly 25 July at Summer Wonderfest 2010.... Key your ebay eyes ready!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

1/144 E-10 Jagdpanzer - Panzer Depot

As voted for by readers of this blog!
PanzerDepot have produced the E-10 Jagdpanzer based upon the PzKpfw 38 (d) chassis.
Designed to utilise a standardise platform for a family of armoured vehicles, the E-10 was meant to replace the successful 'Hetzer' Jagdpanzer based upon the 38(t)

I am liking the look of this, but then I am biased as you know already... Any Luft'46 or Panzer'46 is top of my list! These E-10s look promising I look forward to getting my hands on them.

E-10 Entwicklung Series at: wiki info and Achtung Panzer

Available: Now
$16.80 USD (Camo)
$15.80 USD (DunkelGelb)

remember, you asked for these so....
If you want to encourage more from the Panzer'46 polls to be built you know where to buy:

For those who are not fans, then do not despair more will be coming for you too...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

1/144 Canadair CP-107 Argus - Welsh Models

Welsh Models have built a reputation for high quality and unusual VAC-FORM kits.
These kits ranged from simple conversions (two seat hunter), corrections to plastic kits (Electra) to full kits or unusual military or civil aircraft. (well, i say unusual..., but, I mean the items that Revell etc will never produce!)

In response to success/demand, Welsh Models have moved into Mixed Media kits including resin or pressure molding (like Oz Mods) into their range to make them more accessible and less scary. Now, Welsh Models have begun to issue selected kits as full resin kit (+metal fittings)

One of the first and finest looking of these is the Canadair CP-107 Argus available as the Mk.1 or Mk.2. I think this is an interesting development and look forward to more resin and mixed media kits from this supplier. Decals are supplied with the kit.

Available: Now
Price: 49.80 GBP

Even if you dont like this kit, the site is well worth a viewing:

CanMil Air - produce decals for the CP-107 Argus prototype (MK.1?)
(check before purchase!)

Canadair CP-107 Argus References: (see also here )

Friday, June 11, 2010

1/144 Mirage 2000 Decal Sets - MYKDecal

MYDECAL is to release shortly a range of decals for the Mirage 2000.
These include a range of French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) Decals and a RoCAF (Taiwan) set.

Tiger Meet 2009 - EC 1/12 'Cambresis' Tigerminator - Decals Here -
90th Anniversey of Armée de l'Air (French Airforce) - Decals Here
200,000 Hours Celebration scheme of EC 01/05 (AlA)- Decals Here -
EC 12 + Mirage Stencils (can be used with other schemes ) - Decals Here -
RoCAF (Taiwan) details including squadrons, locations and dates - Decals here

These are high quality decals using the ASU Deca process (not ALPS)

MYKDECALS Are typically designed to be applied to Gashapon/Trading Toys,
therefore - it shoudl be assumed these are for the F-Toys Jets series which included the Mirage 2000.

Price: Tbc
Available: tbc (soon 2010)

1/144 Junkers Ju-352 Herkules - Anigrand

1/144 Junkers Ju-352 Herkules (Transport)
Source: Nostalgic Plastic #2
It could make for some interesting dioramas if it has the 'trapoklappe' (loading ramp) option ?
Price: tbc
Available: tbc
Bonus Items
    Flettner Fl.265,
    Messerschmitt Me.609,
    Blohm und Voss Bv.141B
    Focke-wulf Fw.Flitzer

1/144 Nakajima G8N-1 Renzan (Rita) - Anigrand

1/144 Nakajima G8N-1 Renzan (Rita)
Source: Nostaligic Plastic #1
Price: tbc
Available: tbc
Bonus Items:
    Kokusai Ta-go,
    Rikugan Ki-202 Shusui-kai,
    Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi,
    Kawasaki Ki-119

Thursday, June 10, 2010

1/144 T-4 JASDF Jet Trainer - GIGA Pro (update)

Air World Collection Vol.1 by GIGA Pro

You can see for yourself this is a range of T-4 Jet Trainers for the JASDF and is the same aircraft as used by the Blue Impluse Acrobatic display team as used in the recent Doyusha release.... see previous post for T-4 Blue Impulse Team

It would appear however that these are not the same molds as the Doyousha/Dragon release!
It will be interesting then to see if or what GIGAPro release next? (F-14,F-15 or F-4? ha ha!)

This GIGA Pro "Air World Collection - Vol.1", will have 9x T-4 in various colour markings, plus 2x special colour options?

Available: August 2010
Price: 600 Yen

Sources: Badger, 8-bee, HobbySearch

1/144 USAF/USN Jets by DARON

For those of you who may have missed these last year (Feburary 2009) for thier USA release, it appears that this (slightly reduced sized) set of aircraft it to be released in Japan "Late 2010"

Diecast (as in metal, i believe - or, at least for these prices ?)

Prior post including High Quality Images here on KG144

Available: ??/2010
Price: 4830 Yen (these come presentation boxed)

However the pricing seem a bit strange?
4830 = 50 USD! and in the USA these were 17.80 USD = 1600 Yen!?

Source: Amnetcity, so they are usually reliable with their data.

1/144 Leichter Waffenträger by CGD - updated

An update to the CGD WaffenTrager Fact sheet(#1) and Fact Sheet(#2)
Announcement on KG144 BBS for Kubinka based Waffentrager
Prior post on KG144 for Munitions Schlepper and here

Available: Now (Ebay) or email
Price: 10USD

Friday, June 04, 2010

1/144 RAF Control Tower - Lazermodelbau

An interesting gem that I have found, another option for RAF Control Towers!
Using Lazercut card, a precision heavy duty card kit of one of your favourite architectural study.

a WWII period RAF/8th USAAF station building for your airfield diorama.

Available: Now
Price: 11 Euros

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

1/144 Convair XP5Y-1 Tradewind - Anigrand (upd)

There are two feasible versions of this aircraft, it is not currently clear which one will be available as thiere are problems on the Anigrand site

Image Source:

Bonus Aircraft:
Convair XF2Y SeaDart
XPY-1 Pogo
XA2D Skyshark

Available: July 2010
Price: TBC