Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1/144 Fighter Collection No.16 - Doyusha

Modern Fighter Collection No.16 (F-15J, F-4E Kai, T-4)

Available: 25 October 2010

Source: http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/

Saturday, September 25, 2010

1/144 88mm Flak Zugkraftwagen (FAMO)

The October 2010 Release by Panzer Depot: The German 88mm Flak 37 auf ZgKw 18t
or under its official titile "8.8cm Flak 37 Selbstfahrlafette auf 18 ton Zugkraftwagen", based upon a FAMO SDKFZ 9 with added armour and 88mm AA Gun.

Generally a nice looking rendition, some minor faults, and the 88mm looks slightly out of proportion as the photos give the appearance of a more slender barrel.

It would appear to be another triumph of (brute) syle over function, as only a small number were produced and all were issued to a single unit in Italy

More info: Kfz de Wehrmacht

Available: now
Options: in two styles, and two colour schemes.
Cost: Yellow/Dunkelgelb $18.80 or Camo $19.90


1/144 WWII Diorama(s) - Cysior

I think you will agree, some very well made created by cysior on the modelwork.pl forum

Always interesting I think to see how people compose their scenes, choose which items, and how they contruct the scenics to form a diorama. Also, not forgetting the use of the camera...

It appears to be a lot of can.do armour, with CGD, and railway scenics.

There are many more images on the galleries here:
Village Scene http://modelwork.pl/viewtopic.php?t=19932
Bunker Scene http://modelwork.pl/viewtopic.php?t=19754

Thanks to Thomas.

1/144 T-4 from Doyusha (Again!!!)

So, is the T-4 the new Zero?

This year from Doyusha we have had
1) Blue Impulse T-4 (Regular 2010) Modern Fighter Collection N.13
2) Blue Impulse T-4 (50th Year JASDF) Modern Fighter Collection No.15

and now plans for....
Modern Fighter Collection No.16 (F-15J, F-4E Kai, T-4)
Modern Fighter Collection No.17 ( F-2 A/B)

Is it me or is there alarming repetition?
Taking into account the Algernon J-Wings 5 , GigaPro T-4, & F-Toys (F-2), Series there are alot of these types + F/A-18 around.

Source: Badger & 1999

Friday, September 24, 2010

1/144 Canadair CT-114 'Tutor' - Miniwing

1/144 Canadair CT-114 'Tutor'
Miniwing have released a new kit in the form of a trainer. Its a fairly straight forward without to many parts and not too much tricky pieces either. A quick dry-fit test showed a nice fit with good clean lines, with the well defined panel lines and control surfaces in keeping with the 1/144 style (see HD Images below).

For those of you who like Canadian Aircraft, or Acrobatic Schemes, this aircraft should just what your looking for. CanMilAir even has a range of 12x addtional RCAF decals, 3x of which are Acrobatic Teams


Available: August 2010
Price: 16 euro

HD Images
: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Monday, September 20, 2010

1/144 Bachem Ba-349A "Natter" by Foxone

Another fantastic kit in the wings from Foxone. A last gasp defence Rocket Plane with a nasty sting, designed as a 'point defence' to counter the allied bombing of strategic targets such as cities and factories. Many respect just a form on manned Surface to Air Missile to disrupt the Allied bomber wings. Like many German 'Super' weapon, a dismal failure.

This kit like many of the Foxone kits should be a highly detailed and interesting build and comes with a launch tower.

Whilst, not an official V-weapon, it will of course grace many collections that feature unusual German curiosities!

Price: tbc
Availability: tbc

Saturday, September 18, 2010

1/144 Project 865 Piranha - by Mikro-Mir

A new Ukrainian company producing a short run series of injection kit, in the same manner as A-Model.

So far there is only 1/144 kit and that is this unusual Russian Prototype Submarine Project 865 Piranha Nato Reporting name "Losos"

It would be fair to say this is no revell kit, but it is an interesting subject matter and one I'd hazard a guess at that you would be hard pressed to see it again soo from the big manufacturers.

Price: 300-400 roubles which is roughly 10USD which inst too bad.
Available: Now (http://mikro-mir.at.ua/index/0-5)


1/144 "Velikie Pobedi" (Great Glory's) Kits

In August I featured a new Russian based magazine and kit series (here), since then I have received further information on the magazine : "Velikie Pobedi" (Great Glory's) It would appear to come with 1/72 figures and 1/144 Aircrat and 1/144 Tanks. Via the Tancist website there are more images and comparisons available.

Items features are T-34, IL-2 and a JU-87 and are accompanied by a Magazine

As stated, and as you can see the kits cover the main subjects of the 'Great Patriotic War' and therefore the target audience should relate to them with ease. The Tank kits dont look too bad, although the Ju-87 is a bit basic in some areas and doest not stack up against the the still imperious original cando or the recent issues this year.

Thamks to Etendard for providing me with the links


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1/144 C-5A Galaxy By Anigrand

It would appear that Anigrand are preparing a wallet busting bank breaking kit to end all kits?

Price: Extral Large!
Avialable : November 2010 (estimate)

The only think to top this kit would be the Antonov An-225 Mriya

Dameya http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/yuunagi_dameya/archive/2010/9/15
Fumi http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/fumi_bnr32/60294151.html

Sunday, September 12, 2010

1/144 Westland Lysander by Foxone (update)

1/144 Lysander by Foxone (update)

Foxone continues to work on the design for the lysander, continuing the series of smaller Laison and Support aircraft that are overlooked or not sexy enough for mass market producers!

ok,ok..... I like the progress on this kit, also experimenting with the Animated gif function!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

1/144 Steyer K2670 (PanzerZug) by Brengun.cz

1/144 Steyer* K2670 Leichter Panzertriebwagen by Brengun.cz (BRS144006)

Brengun continue to produce a range of exceptional quality items, and this certainly the case with this model. As you can see a high qaulity resing kit with resin diorama base with photoetched parts.


Available: tbc
Price: tbc

( * - I think it should actually be Styer not Steyer (as in Styer-Putch? )

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

1/144 Fw-190 A-8 "GiMix Series" by Tomytec

1/144 Fw-190 A-8 "GiMix Series" by Tomytec (TakaraTomy)

Tomytec(TakaraTomy) are to reissue a series of FW-190 A-8 in using GiMix series branding.
Typically the Gimix ranges have additional funtions such as motors or lights

Interestingly, these FW-190s come on small displaystands as per the Doyusha releases.
needless to all this extra stuff would appear to bump up the price 2-3 times!?
Hopefully these items will retain the excellent quality of the FAOW:WOTL series from Takara.

Available: 10 December 2010
Price: Yen 1,750 - 1,100 (expect discounts)

There area also to accessory sets to facilitate additonal features:
OP1 - Motorised Battery Pack - Yen 2,500 - Yen 2,000 (expect discount)
OP2 - "Desktop Spinner" Stand - Yen 1,890 - Yen 1,500
(expect discount)

http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/ http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/secretbasement/diary/201009060002/

1/144 Thai Airforce Decals - SIAM DECAL

1/144 Thai Airforce Decals - SIAM DECAL

Decals airplane training/attack that service at 1th Wings Korat ,4th Wings TaKhli and present at 411 squadrons Chiangmai
Use: Attack Hobbies
H-34 Choctow , UH-34 D Seahorse , S-58T / ROYAL THAI AIRFORCE
The decal that service during Vietnam war - ~2005 (Version:S-58 T be all last generation that discharge to service ) - Use: Miniwing?

Use DOYUSHA 1:144 at very scarce at this time already ,

P-3 T Royal Thai Navy /
Use for ARII

Aichi E13A1 Type Zero (Jake) service of Royal Thai Navy during the WW II
Use: Wing kit Collection Vol.3 of F-TOYS

F-8 F1 (Museum at RTAFB Donmuang Bangkok.) + 2 other schmes
Use: Wing kit Collection Vol.3 of F-TOYS


S-70 B Seahawk / ROYAL THAI NAVY



Available: Now
Contact Thailand144

see also here for more photos

Also, note that MYK Decal are producing a range of Bearcat decals, AND South East Asian Decals including Thailand and surrounding nations. #1 #2 #3

1/144 Wings of War - Series 4 (By Nexus)

Finally, 1/144 WWI Wings of War - Series 4 (By Nexus) are being distributed in Europe & USA.

USA Pricing at FantasyFlight Games is $12.95 - $15.95, which is a little expensive for the collector, in part due to the fact these also come with gaming flightstands and card packs....

European Prices... tbc
(Also, this time UK items are meant to be shipped via Europe, not reimported from USA where FFG has the Global License for the English Language versions (this should have a beneficial impact on pricing?))

RAF. S.E.5a, William Avery Bishop
RAF S.E.5a, Roderic Stanley Dallas
RAF S.E.5a, Joseph E.Boudwin

Pfalz D.III, Fritz Höhn
Pfalz D.III, Hans Klein
Pfalz D.III, Max Holtzem

Breguet BR.XIV B2, Hubert De Greffier / Auguste Marseille
Breguet BR.XIV B2, Georges T. Grebil / Edmond C. Carron
Breguet BR.XIV B2, Browing & Duke

Rumpler C.IV C., MFFA
Rumpler C.IV C., 8267/17
Rumpler C.IV C., 8012/17


Monday, September 06, 2010

1/144 Anigrand Releases - Update

Well, Anigrand punishes your wallet again!?

Another raft of subjects that I am sure will please many - though thankfully my wallet is intact on these releases.

Although that is a big of shame as I had been contemplating the Firefox, but is it just me or compared to the Aurora or other Anigrand kit bundles it doesnt seem as good value event if it does have a great looking bonus kit?

1/144 scale Mig-31 Firefox
The fictional advanced Soviet Fighter from the Film of the same name
Bonus: MIG-23
Available - Now (September 2010)
Price - $54 USD :(

1/144 scale Tupolev Tu-22K Blinder-B
Soviet missile strike bomber
Bonus: to be confirmed
Available - October 2010

1/144 scale
Boeing XB-55
(possibly one of the ugliest ducks?)
B-47 Stratojet propeller-driven replacemnet (cancelled)
Bonus: to be confirmed
Available - October 2010

1/144 scale Boeing B-54A Ultrafortress
Final planned variation of B-29 Superfortress (cancelled)
Bonus: to be confirmed
Available - October 2010

1/144 Semovente 75/18 SPG (Italy)- PanzerDepot

Picking up where few other 1/144 producers outside of Japan venture, the Panzer Depot release for September 2010 is the Semovente 75/18 SPG as used by Italian forces (egio Esercito).

Designed as the Italian answer to the German STuG, apparently quite effective against a range of Allied Armour. Deployed alongside the alongside the Carra Amato M13/40 (also available from Panzerdepot) against Allied forces in North Africa and Sicily.


Available in two colour options.

Available: Now (Sept'10)
Price Yellow - $14.80, Camo - $15.80

Website: http://www.panzerdepot.com
Online shop: http://www.panzerdepot.com/eshop/catalog

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Star Wars Vehicle Collection - Vol.4 - F-Toys

The good news is there is to be a Star Wars Vehicle Collection - Vol.4
The bad news is that these collections will no longer be soley 1/144 scale kits :(
I am sure the other models will find happy home, but one that I think is of particular interest is obviosuly the Tie Bomber, lets wait and see what the special brings?

F-Toys will be releasing more information over the coming days, so be sure to check back


Available: 29 November 2010
Price: 473 Yen (each item)

1/144 - Y-Wing Fighter (Gold 3 - Ryle Torsyn?)
1/144 - Tie Bomber

- Slave 1 (Boba Fett version)

1/350 - Imperial Shuttle
1/15000 - Imperial Star Destoyer

1/??? - Series Special Item