Thursday, September 29, 2011

1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw.200-C4/U1 - Anigrand

1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw.200-C4/U1 - Anigrand

Well, I hear you say - 'another Fw-200' in 1/144. Its a fair comment, however I suppose this is a slightly unique varient.... Still, lets hope the bonus kits are amazing!?

Fw 200 C-4/U1 (Werk-Nr 137)
 High-speed transport aircraft, only one example built with shortened Bola gondola without bomb bay. Used to transport Adolf Hitler. Heinrich Himmler and Karl Dönitz.Coded GC + AE. Captured by British and used as transport by them while based at B.164 Schleswig, flown frequently by Eric Brown - later to RAE Farnborough with Air Min number 94.

Bonus Kits: He.176; Fa.223 Drache; Ho.XIIIA; Arsenal Delanne 10C.2

Available: November 2011
Price: 78 USD

When do we get the FW Ta-400?

1/144 scale Piasecki YH-16A Transporter - Anigrand

1/144  Piasecki YH-16A Transporter by Anigrand

Another attempt by the USA at a mega coptor, strangely the Americans never quite got into large helicoptors in the same way that the soviets did. None the less, here is your chance to own a large one for yourself!

Bonus items, McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, Doak VZ-4DA and  HH-43 Huskie,

Available: October 2011
Price: 78 USD

Saturday, September 24, 2011

1/144 E-75 Berge Panzer (Limited) - CGD

1/144 E-75 Berge Panzer (Limited) - CGD

 This E75 is modelled after the BergePanther, one of the best recovery vehicle, using the chassis of E75 standard tank. At the heart of the vehicle was a 40 ton winch of the BergePanther. On its own the vehicle could provide a 40 ton force to pull out bogged down medium tanks.

But using a simple block & tackle pulley system, the extraction force could be doubled to 80 ton, enough to pull out disabled heavy tanks. The first pulley of the block and tackle system was cleverly incorporated into the winch mechanism. Operator only required to attach a single pulley looping back the cable to the anchoring spade to complete the system.

CGD also provides and interesting option on this release, a limited edition cable pack to allow for various configurations:

Cable Pack (Limted Edition Option)
  Cable in travel mode
  Cable in 80 ton extraction mode
  Cable in 40 ton extraction mode
  Spare cable holder

Available: September 2011
Price: $24 .90

Friday, September 23, 2011

1/144 Blohm & Voss Bv.238 V1 - Anigrand

1/144 Blohm & Voss Bv.238 V1 - Anigrand
The Blohm & Voss BV 238 was a German flying boat designed in World War II. It was the heaviest aircraft ever flown when it first flew in 1944, and was the largest aircraft produced by any of the Axis powers in World War II.

107 resin parts + Clear resin canopies, decals
Span: 401mm x Length: 301 m

Available: September 2011
Price: $118

Bonus Items:

LM: Junkers 'Ground Attack'
RM: FFG Prag FG227
R: Fa.225

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1/144 scale BMW Strahlbomber P.II - Anigrand

 1/144 scale  BMW Strahlbomber P.II  - Anigrand
Long-range flying wing bomber project 
63 resin parts + Clear resin canopies, decal
Span 246 mm x Length 130 mm

Available: - Sept 2011
Unit price: US$68
Shipping charge: US$10

Bonus Kits
L: BV P.163.01
LM:Blohm & Voss BV P.170
RM: Horten HO XIII B ?
R: (Fi103 derivative?) or Junkers EF 126?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

1/144 Mig-21 MF - Eduard.cz144 Mig-21 MF -

1/144 Mig-21 MF "E-Day Special-

Everyone visiting the forthcoming E-Day Show on the !st of October 2011 will receive a free gift of this new Eduard kit of the Mig-21 MF in 1/144!.  (I have a suspicion it might also  be a free gift in the new Eduard 1/48 Mig-21 MF)

It will then also be available in November(2011) as a ProfiPACK or new " Super44" series Dual Combo kit (

Over #58 Sprue and build photos are available at

The detailing looks nice, and if the "Super44" series = "a 1/144 Series" then it could be an interesting time next year for a range of new Eduard Quality kits?

Eduard Mig 21 MF (Facebook)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

1/144 Churchill AVRE with Deep Wading Device - CGD

1/144 WWII British Churchill AVRE 
(Assault Vehicle Royal Engineer) With Deep Wading Device

Following the lesson learnt form the failed landing attempt at Dieppe, and in preparation for the major landing operation in Normandy, British standard Churcill tank was specially modified into the AVRE (Assault Vehicle, Royal Engineers).

The main gun was replaced by a 290mm muzzle loading mortar specially for clearing concrete obstacles. It fired a 40lb. spigot high explosive shell nicknamed the Flying Dustbin. The vehicle was also fitted with standard attachment points so that it could be modified into other special purpose vehicles such as the Churchill Bobbin and Fascine.

This tank formed the back bone of "Hobart's Funnies" which took part in the Normandy landing in 1944.

Available: September 2011
Price: $18.90

Purchase: CGD Shop 

Other CGD Hobarts Funnnies:   here and here

1/144 USA WWII T28 Super Assault Tank - CGD

1/144 USA WWII T28 Super Assault Tank - CGD

Design to oppose the growing threat from the increasingly large German "mega" tanks, and to smash 'Fortress Europe' the allies developed new series of there own 'mega tanks' to counter the perceived German Threat. The British developed the A-39 Tortoise, and the Americans the T28 and atroughly the size of 4x Shermans this would have been quite a beast! 

Initially designated as 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95, it was renamed as Super Heavy Tank T28 in 1946.2 prototypes were built before the program terminated in 1947. The sole surviving prototype was not discovered until 1974 and is now exhibited in the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

Available: September 2011
Price: $19.90
From: CGD Shop
CGD also can supply the A-39 Tortoise

Monday, September 12, 2011

1/144 Grumman F-7/F-3N Tigercat - Miniwing

Grumman F-7/F-3N Tigercat - Miniwing
From the US Navies manufacturer of choice, a really great looking aircraft. Although available late in WWII it failed to see active duty, but was deloyed in the Korean War.

The kit conforms to the Miniwing signature look and feel, being cleanly cast and with well defined panel lines and nice fit of parts on this item.

The main kits comprise of  40+ resin components and 2x vac-form resin canopy. Assembly and painting instructions are also included, and 3x decal schemes as provided pritned by Y-Kraft. 

Available: September 2011
Price: 22.50 Euro
I have taken a nice image from the Miniwing site above, however I do present the HD Images below:
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Panzer Depot - September 2011 Releases

Panzer Depot has outdone themselves this with bumber harvest of items released for this September!
Prepainted Resin, for the collector and gamer (some care required)

The new release for September include:

For details please visit
Our Website:
Our Online shop:

Friday, September 09, 2011

1-144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.8

1-144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.8 (update)

Obviously, I like the FW-190, although not a great photo the paint schemes sadly look a little familiar from Takrara & Bandai? The P-51B could be the wild card here as there is a great looking RAF P-51B (Mustang III) and, meh! - Every Zero looks the same to me :)

FW-190 D-9  - is that a JV44 FW-190 (again)?
Zero Type 52

see Platz
and KG144BBS:

Release Date: November 2011

I expect bonus colours and series specials, you know the formula by know!


Sunday, September 04, 2011

1/144 Sukhoi Su-24 Su-24 'Fencer' C - Miniwing

1/144 Sukhoi Su-24 Su-24 'Fencer C' - Miniwing
The 1/144 world has been waiting for a Su-24 for some time, and then two arrive at once ! However, the Tripplenuts Su24  kit will much more difficult to obtain without a ticket to Tokyo.

The kit conforms to the Miniwing signature format and feel being cleanly cast and with well defined panel lines, although a little care will be required joining the fuselage halves.

The main kits comprise of  36 resin components and the new style crystal clear resin canopy, also on this kit there is a fret of 12 Photo Etched parts for added detailing.Assembly and painting instructions are also included.  The 'Variable Geometry' wings are not articulated, so it would probable best to establish the angle you wish to display and fix them at the degrees required.

Decals are provided by Y-Kraft of Japan, for the following options:
-    Su-24, Soviet Air Force 149th GvBAP 
-  Su-24, Soviet Air Force in Afghanistan 1984

See Miniwing website 

If your looking for modern weapons to siton the pylons, why now look at the accessories available from OzMods

More Su-24 Info at:

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A further review exists at Internet Modeller

1/144 Aufklaerer 38(D) and Funk - CGD

Aufklaerer 38D mit 2cm im Drehturm
(Reconnaissance vehicle with 20mm gun in turret)
Price: $17.90
Available now

Aufklaerer 38D (Fu) mit 2cm im Drehturm
(Reconnaissance vehicle with 20mm gun in turret and Radio)
 Price: $17.90

38D - (Source: Panzer Tracts no. 20-2) In October 1944 German Panzerkommission decided to standardize future Panzer production to use only 3 types of chassis, the 38 (t), Panther and Tiger. Unfortunately the 38 (t) chassis was poorly suited for production by German industries and supply seriously fell short of the demand. A new leichter (light) chassis was redesigned for German production based on the 38 (t). The new chassis would be wider and mounting a new 220 hp Tatra diesel engine. The new chassis was named as 38 D, also known as Pz. 38 “Reich”.

Vehicles planned to utilize the chassis included:
1. Aufklaerer 38D mit 2cm im Drehturm (Reconnaissance vehicle with 20mm gun in turret);
2. Aufklaerer 38D mit 7.5cm L/48 ( (Reconnaissance vehicle with 75mmL/48 gun);
3. Panzerfahrzeug mit Granatwerfer (Armoured vehicle with 12cm mortar);
4. Halbgruppenfahrzeug (Armoured personnel carrier for half of an infantry section);
5. Kugelblitz 38D

The Aufklaerer 38D had a longer hull and track contact length. With a different gear ratio gear box, the Aufklaerer 38D was a faster vehicle than the regular 38 D although the engine remained the same