Friday, July 29, 2011

1/144 Hanomag SS-100 - by Strategist‏

1/144 Hanomag SS-100 - by Strategist‏

The SS-100 was based upon the civilian SS-100 'Gigant' agricultural heavy tractor , for military purposes it was fitted with a larger 4 door cab and a winch was also added to the rear. Around 700 of this type were produced between 1941 and 1945.

Perhaps more widely known for its use by the Wehrmacht in pulling the 'Vidalwagon' & 'Meillerwagen' used to transport V-2 rockets or T-Stoff & B-Stoff fuel trailers. It was however more widely used the Luftwaffe on airfields for pulling larger bombers or the me-323, bomb loads and again fuel trailers such as a the B-Stoff Bowers for the Me-163 Fighter programme.

After the war the SS-100s served on as heaver movers by German 'fairground' companies.

The product characteristics of HANOMAG SS-100 by Strategist:
1. Independent rotating wheels.
2. Removal cab and upper body can be removed to reveal interior.
3. Removable seating assembly.
4. Front and rear glazing.
5. Ladder chassis and running gear detailing.

Materials: PU, ABS, Metal Alloy

The SS-100 is available in the following colour options:
Dunkel Gelb
Panzer Grau

More photos are available on the Strategist website:

You can even couple your Hanomag SS-100 to the 88mm also released by Strategist (see this WWII image and this PAK)

See Zetatoro on ebay for purchasing options

Price: $24.60
Available: July 2011

1/144 Nakajima G10N by Fujimi (update)

1/144 Nakajima G10N 'Fugaku' by Fujimi

Fujimi appears to be planning to release a G10N 'Fugaku' kit, interestingly its "No.1" indicating there could be other bombers in this series.

Its not clear if its resin or plastic injection, if plastic it should be cheaper than the Anigrand and somewhat easier to assemble...

How big is big?
Its slightly smaller than a Boeing B-36, so if your estimating the display space requirements
its 35x41cm)

The price on the image obviously indicates 3,000 Yen (inc HLJ, so its probably the corret price), although various Japanese retailers have it pegged between 9,000 to 12,000 Yen - so, it's not very clear.

Hobby Search has 4x Different models (possible decal and paint options?) and a combo pack....
(Look at the HD Images : Photo #1 and Photo #2 )

Estimated Release : October 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wonderfest 2011 - Summer (updated reports)

WonderFest 2011 : Summer



Pocket Armies: RED STORM

Pocket Armies: RED STORM
Conquistador Games are to release a new wargiming system that uses 1/144 Miniatures from the Takra World Tank Museum Series.

Available: March 2012

More information is available from the publishers site:
or, on the gaming site

planned miniatures are:

1) T-34/76 - Series 7
2) T-34/85 - Series 1
3) Pz IV Ausf J - Series 1
4) Stug IIIG - Series 2
5) Pz IIIj - Series 7
6) Tiger I - Series 1, 5, or 7
7) Panther D - Series 7
8) JSU-152 - Series 5
9) JS-2m - Series 2
10) KV-1A - Series 2
11) SU-122 - Series 7
12) M4A1/76 - Series 1
13) M4A3/75 - Series 8
14) Hetzer - Series 2
15) Tiger II - Series 2 or 8
16) Sd. Kfz251 - Series 5
17) M3 - Series 5
18) Jagdpanzer IV - Series 8

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

1/144 F-16E Block60/62 - Foxone "preview"

1/144 F-16E Block60/62 - Foxone "preview"
Following the recent poll of the Foxone blog readers, the F-16 came out tops as the clear winner.
3D CaD Design has already started........

more info:

Monday, July 18, 2011

1/144 Wargames South Releases

1/144 Wargames South Releases
Wargames South, the perveyour of excellent qaulity and great value metal miniatures (unpainted) have a number of new releases.

Addtionally, they are now accepting PAYPAL! on their updated website, all items also now priced in GBP and USD.

New Releases
British DD Sherman
British Ram Kangeroo
French Panhard Armoured Car
British WW2 Light Tank VI
American M3 General Lee

1/144 Vehicles and Figures

Sunday, July 17, 2011

1/144 SdKFz 251 Ausf C Sets - Waffen144

1/144 SdKFz 251 Ausf C Sets by Waffen144
Its been a busy weekend as now Waffen144 now releases another set of items!

Obviously, I don't need to tell you too much about the Sd.KFz 251. This widely used infantry carrier has to be one of the most recognisable vehicles used by the Whermacht in WWII.

Each set contains a prepainted Sd.Kfz 251 and optional parts, they are available in two colour options being Grey and Camo.

a) Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf.C (w/ rocket launcher)
provides the options to build:
Sd.kfz 251/1 Ausf. C

Sd.kfz 251/1 Ausf. C - Wurfrahmen
Sd.kfz 251/9 Ausf. C - Stummel

b) Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf.C (w/ LeFH18)
provides the options to build:
Sd.kfz 251/1 Ausf. C
Sd.kfz 251/1 Ausf. C + LeFH18
Sd.kfz 251/3 - mittlere Kommandopanzerwagen

Available : Now (Waffen144)

Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf.C (w/ rocket launcher)
in Grey - $18.60
in Camo -$19.60

Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf.C (w/ LeFH18)
in Grey - $22.60
In Camo - $23.60

Saturday, July 16, 2011

1/144 TSR-2 (RAF) & Eurofighter (ITA/ESP) - Pitroad

1/144 TSR-2 (RAF) & Eurofighter (ITA/ESP) - Pitroad

TSR-2 Strike (RAF) - What If schemes!
PitRoad continue to release some interesting options around the TSR-2.
This release is the "Strike" option, with two RAF schemes, one looks credible, the other is more 'imaginative' - maybe a Gulf War I option (with shark teeth and smart bombs) would be an interesting option for a future release?

As well as the additional decals, the kits comes with a "large belly drop tanks" and sets of "Martel Missiles"
Available: tbc
Price; 2.400 yen

EuroFighter - Italian & Spanish Decals
Further schemes for the Pit-road Eurifighter kit covering the Italian and Spanish Eurofighters.
It is not clear which weapons options will be provided with the kit.
Available: tbc
Price; 2.000 yen

1/144 KugelBlitz 38(d) & Conversions - CGD

1/144 KugelBlitz 38(d) & Conversions - CGD

CGD Unpainted German Kugelblitz turret set (CGD@eBAY)
Based upon German plans and prototypes for a innovative form of an armoured ball turret for duel 20mm Flak and 2x Crew. Designed to be mounted in Pz.Kpfw IV chassis with minimal adjustments to the standard chassis. This upgrades set comes with 2x turret options, 1x Level and 1x Raised 20mm canons. The turret conversions can be used with WTM & Cando/Dragon Pz.Kpfw IV models (and potentially others your think fit!) There is evidence for a small number of prototypes being produced, however, there is no confirmed reports of combat use in 1945.

Price: $10.90 for 2x turrets.

CGD '46 German Kugelblitz 38D 30mm Zwillingsflak (CGD@eBAY)
Taking the idea of the Kugelblitzs further, the next item is one based upon the Entwicklung Series (Standard Series) 38(D) "Hetzer" whereby the Kugel Blitz turret is mounted into a small cheap chassis.

Price: $19.90
Source: CGD@EBAY
Info: KG144BBS

1/144 Pz.Kpfw I Ausf.F & Wespe - Panzer Depot

1/144 Pz.Kpfw I Ausf.F & Wespe - Panzer Depot
Panzer Depot has not one but two releases for you this week!

The unusual, but real Pz.Kpfw I Ausf.F variant, a surprisingly late development of the Panzer I concept, to provide fire support for infantry. Surprisingly, it did achieve operation status initially on the Eastern Front with the 1st Panzer Division, and latterly in the Balkans.

It had a crew of two, two MG34 7.62mm and a top speed of 25 km/h approximately 30 were built.

The Sd.Kfz 124 "Wespe" is more familier item, based upon the Pz.Kpfw II chassis that had become outmoded as a tank. The original chassis had the turrets removed and were modified to mount the 10.5 cm leFH 18

Pz.Kpfw I - Panzer Grey $16.80
Pz.Kpfw I - Camo $16.80

Wespe - Panzer Grey $17.80
Wespe - Camo $17.80

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Friday, July 15, 2011

1/144 JASDF F-2 & T-4 by Doyusha (Again)

1/144 JASDF F-2 & T-4 by Doyusha (Again) - MAS Series 20

So, Series, 16, 17, 19 did not contain enough F-2 and F-4 JASDF aicraft in blue or grey?

Good news for you!

Series 20 has more F-2 and F-4 JASDF aicraft in blue or grey !!! :roll:
This time these are the aircraft seen on the TV at Matsushima AFB following the Japan Quake.

you want to see more?

Available: TBC
Price: 600 Yen (each)

PS: series 13 & 15 had T-4 in "Blue Impulse" markings....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

1/144 J-20 Stealth Fighter (Metal) - Dragon Wings

PLA J-20 Stealth Fighter Test Flight Heungtianba Airport Chengdu 2011

Following on from the rapid release of the J-20 plastic kit, Dragon are about to release a "built and painted" version in the 'Dragon Wings' Series.

For more information see link:

Release Date: August 2011
Price: tbc

Friday, July 08, 2011

1/144 Recent Miniwing Releases.

Miniwing have been busy providing you with more options to spend your hard earned money,.

The kits appear to conform to the Miniwing signature format and feel; with well defined panel lines and a pleasing visual form. The main kits comprise of resin components and come with either vac-form canopies, or the new style crystal clear resin/plastic(?) canopy (check before you buy if this is a problem for you). Each comes with decals by Y-Kraft of Japan.

RF-101c Voodoo, I think the rapier like shape is excellent.

Douglas AE-1 SkyRaider, an old favorite

YAK-14 "Mare" Glider, unusual addition to the collection.

Available: Now
Price: (see here) - Voodoo 22.50 Euro, YAK 22.50 Euro, SkyRaider ???

New retailer - Sprueshop Brasil.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

1/144 US Sherman Calliope Rocket Launcher T34

1/144 US Sherman Calliope Rocket Launcher T34 - CGD

The Sherman tank was the most widely used Allies tank in WWII. A lot of variations and updates were performed on the vehicles and some special purpose vehicles were also produced.

The Sherman Calliope was a successful attempt to mount the T34 Calliope System on a Sherman tank. The system was a multiple rocket launch system with 60 X 107mm rocket launching tubes. The system utilized the Sherman turret rotation and gun elevation as means of operation. The Sherman Calliope was able to deliver massive indirect support fire. But the effect, like other similar systems such as Soviet Katyusha or German Nebelwerfer, are more psychological than physical. About 200 were made in 1944.

CGD Sherman Calliope Full - $19.90 - (CGD@EBAY)
Takara WTM Calliope Conversion - $7.50 (CGD@EBAY)

Available: July 2011