Saturday, July 31, 2010

1/144 Missiles and Pilots - By OzMods





OzMods have been for a while been producing a range of interesting munitions options in 1/144, and it always surprises me when people complain that there are not enough of "Type X , or Type Y" munitions. It always strikes me that OzMods have options to suit most aircraft from WWII to the Modern times.

There are over 80x different items in their list from $1.50 !

The Allied & Russian Pilot sets come with 2x figures in each, the generic set has seated figures.

The weapons packs vary as to the number of munitions in each set but typically come in 2x or 4x packs.

For their size, I think the figures are well done, one primed and painted the detailing will leap out (I will include HD shots below), although the generic figures are a little blander. I don't this this should be a huge issues as are meant to be sat inside cockpits, the standing figures which are for showing externally to the aircraft in dioramas etc are therefore much more detailed.

The weapons are well formed and surprisingly detailed, these should again be more evident when painted and washes applied or lines filled.

As these are resin accessories, there is a little flash here and there that needs to be trimmed also you get the occasional dink or glitch.

http://www.layuqwam.com.au/Ozmods/Resin.html

HD Images:
Pilots: 01 02 03 04 05
USA Weapons: 01 02 03 04
Russian Weapons: 01 02

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wonderfest 2010 (Summer)

So far I have found the following links reporting on Wonderfest 2010 (Summer):

http://homepage3.nifty.com/8bee/wf2010summer/wf2010s.html


http://blog.goo.ne.jp/mbt70a1/c/bc0b9972ed4703bd5540c2e7262f7c9f

http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/theme-10009968858.html

If you are aware of other reports please let me know!

Monday, July 26, 2010

1/144 Opel Blitz by Panzer Depot



The Panzer Depot release for August are Opel Blitz!
More prepainted, preassembled collectables for you collection.

Regular Early / Mid War Period:
1) Opel Blitz 'cargo tilt' - in 4x colour option - Cost $14.80 USD
2) Opel Blitz 'T-Stoff Tanker' - in 2x colour options - Cost $16.80 USD

Available: Now

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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

1/144 Westland Lysander Mk.I/III by Foxone


1/144 Westland Lysander Mk.I/III by Foxone

Foxone is following up on his amazing Ju-88 by starting the process to produce a Westland Lysander.

I know this will interest some of you as we have had discussions on the hopes of a Lysander kit before... either from scratch or even tolerting the old hasegawa kit (1/160 ish).

But worry no more, there will be a Lysander

Once i saw that Foxone was producing a range of trainers and liason aircrat, I would resist and suggested the subject as one for exploration. Foxone subsequently agreed, and this is most appreciated!!

The other good news is that the Mk.I and Mk.III are virtually the same (certianly as far as 1/144 is concerned), so there should be scope for some interesting decal schemes.

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

Available: TBC
Cost: TBC


See the development of this kit and more photos as it happens at the Foxone Blog page:
http://foxone2.blog53.fc2.com/blog-category-73.html

There is an interesting comparison of this with the Auster, the Lysander is surprisingly larger than most people perhaps imagined?

Follow at KG144 BBS

Friday, July 23, 2010

1/144 Platz Area88 Specials (Wonderfest 2010 Summer)



1/144 Platz Area88 Specials (Wonderfest 2010 Summer)

WonderFest 2010 (Summer) is on the 25/07/2010, as has been usual over the last few shows Platz are to release some special Wonderfest Special editions.

Includes J-35F of Kazama Makato

Available: 25/07/2010 (WF2010 only)

http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/2049.html
Price (A-4): 1,000 Yen

http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/2633.html
Price: (J-35F): 1,800 Yen

See WF2010(Winter) J-35F post

1/144 F-Toys JSDF F-2 Limted Edition (Wonderfest 2010 Summer)


WonderFest 2010 (Summer) is on the 25/07/2010, as has been usual over the last few shows F-Toys are to release a limited edition model available only at the show!

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/ftoys/20100722
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/2608.html

Available 25/07/2010 (WF2010(summer only))
Price: 1,800 Yen

Sunday, July 18, 2010

1/144 JU-88 A4 by Foxone




Over a year in design, Foxone has released his latest and largest kit to-date.
It is is alsp probably the most detailed and complex kit produced by Foxone with over 100 parts! Experience of the previous kits indicate that this will be very challenging.

All that said it is a very well reasearched and accurate kit, if you perservere should be a rewarding result.

http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/o9/original_09e.html

The kits is offered with an array of 5x Decal schemes so, you should be able to find one or more of interest to you!

For many more detailed pictures see the Foxone JU88 Gallery for built up versions
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/air_gallery/ju88/Ju88.html

Available: Now
Cost: 8,000 Yen

English Order Details
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/original_order_e.htm

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

1/144 F/A-18 SuperHornet Vol.14 - Dragon/Doyusha


1/144 F/A-18 SuperHornet Vol.14 - Dragon/Douysha

Set of 6 plus special itemn?
1. F/A-18E VFA-115 "Screaming Eagles"
2. F/A-18E VFA-143  "Pukkin Dogs"
3. F/A-18E VFA-103  "Jolly Rogers"
4. F/A-18F VFA-2  "Bounty Hunters"
5. F/A-18F VFA-211  "Check Mates"
6. F/A-18F VFA-154  "Black Knights"

Price 600 Yen

Soruce: Doyusha and 8-Bee

1/144 Wing Kit Collection Vol.5 - F-Toys





1/144 Wing Kit Collection Vol.5 - F-Toys

Looks like an IJA theme to this release.........,

1) Ki-84 (Hayate/Gale) Frank
A. Hitachi Flight Instructor Division
B. 47th Cherry Corps Squadron Commander
C. 10th Squadron #29

2) Ki-51 (Type 99) Sonia
A. 49th Squadron
B. Hokota Army flight school
B. 44th Squadron Attack C

3) Type 97) Nate
A. 2nd Fighter Squadron
B. 2nd Battalion #24
C. Manchurian Army Andong Protector

Still, at least they are colourful!

The images look like "pre production protoypes", so expect the final kits to look sharper.

Available: November 2009
Price: 475 Yen

Sources: Platz & 8-Bee & Badger

Sunday, July 11, 2010

1/144 Dragon Warbirds 2010 - 2011



Dragon have announced thier line-up of the 2010-2011 season 'Warbirds' series. These are 'pre-built' display items, so although no kits should still be off interest.
I suppose we can live in hope some of these could become future kits? (ok, so the F-117A we have seen before by Dragon)

See here for the PDF format catalog

Available: 2010-2011
Price:tbc
1/144 X-Planes
51021 Bell X-1 "Sonic Breaker"
51022 North American X-15A
50123 X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
50124 Grumman X-29A

1/144 Skunk Works/Spy Planes
51015 SR-71A Blackbird
51016 A-12 with D-21 Drone
51017 U-2R "Super Pod"
51018 TR-1A Tactical Recon
51019 F-117A Nighthawk
51020 F-117A "Stars & Stripes"

1/144 Bombers
51002 B-29 "Bocks Car"
51004 B-17G "Silver Lady"
51006 B-17F "Sky Wolf"
51007 B-17G "Flak Eater"

if your wondering the XB-70 is only 1/200

Saturday, July 10, 2010

1/144 Multi Purpose Diorama Base - CGD



A new diorama by CGD (Combat-Group-Dynamix) to display you 1/144 in a
The diorama measures approximately 12" X 10.5 " (30.5cm X 26.7cm).

Available in Summer, Autumn, Desert and Winter scheme with matching house and tree.
(Vehicles etc, are not included)

Available: Now
Cost; $70 USD

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

1/144 Spitfire Mk.XIVe - Peters Planes





1/144 Spitfire Mk.XIVe - Peters Planes

The time is coming closer for one of the most anticipated releases for some time!
It promises to be the best 1/144 Spitfire kit todate.......

Available: Soon

Image Gallery by PBhawkins @ KG144 BBS
Image Gallery by RMASU @ KG144 BBS

Petersplanes Previous Posts: (01) (02) (03)

1/144 Space Shuttle by Bandai



1/144 Space Shuttle by Bandai

Another of the "adult" (!?) quality Space Shuttle in 1/144.
High Detailed, top quality true collector edition shuttle model.

Available: 2010/12/03
Cost: 47,250 Yen ($540 USD)


http://tamashii.jp/special/o_chogokin/spec/index02.php

This should fit with your 1/144 Saturn in this series you bought earlier (01) (02)

Monday, July 05, 2010

1/144 ZERO FIGHTER A6M5bType 52 Otsu - Sweet

Apparently due to great demand in Japan, Sweet are issuing another Zero Kit.

Mitsubushi A6M5b Type 52 Otsu

Particular items of interest appear to be: Extra Pilot Armour, Up gunned to 13mm cannon
Woodern wings , Type II unified (wood) drop tank set.

- Package Illustration Huzita Yukihisa
- Decalss option for mulitple: 221 Naval Air Service and 653 Naval Air Service.

Available: July 2010 (Wonderfest?)
Cost: 2,000 Yen
Do not forget to access you special edition Sweet Zero Special EditionWallpaper (updated 1280 version) - Here - u

Sunday, July 04, 2010

1/144 Tornado Detail Set 01 - Goffy Model

Following on from thier F-14 Sets, Goffy Model have released the first (of many?) detailing set for the Tornado (Revell Kit).

The photos is a little hard to see the details at present, the packaging indicates, new:
- Cockpit tub (Resin)
- Wheel Bays (Resin)
- Exhausts (Resin)
- Canopy (Vac-Form)

Available: Now (Hannants, GoffyModel, 144Shop)
Price: 7- Euro

Saturday, July 03, 2010

F-100 Century Series (Production Sprue) - F-Toys

Ever wanted to know what a naked F-100 looks like?

This very interesting image of a F-Toys Century Series Production Sprue came to me today.
I thought you would like to see this piece of "behind the scenes" information.

Painted:

AC-1 Sentinel & Churchill Crocodile - CGD





A new batch of 1/144 AFVs from CGD (Combat Group Dynamix), once again developed on CAD model and printed in 3D using the shapeways process.

The Australian Sentinel, yes - not just sheep and beer!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinel_tank

The Churchill as used by British and Commonwealth troops in WWII.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_Crocodile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_tank

More pictures are available on the KG144 BBS Forum (#1) (#2) (#3) (#4)

Available: Now

AC-1 Sentinel $12 USD (prepainted)
Churchill Crocodile $18 USD (prepainted)

(the Churchil NA75 is also available)

Dioramas shown are available seperately.