Wednesday, February 29, 2012

1/144 GAZ-AA & AAA & Sd.Kfz.7 Flak

1/144 GAZ-AA & AAA & Sd.Kfz.7 Flak  -  Panzer Depot
Just sneaking in for a February release the next batch of products from Panzer Depot:

Sd.Kfz. 7/2, an Sd.Kfz. 7 armed with a 3.7 cm FlaK 37 L/98 gun. and
  • SdKfz 7/2 37mm flak 36 (desert) $17.80
  • SdKfz 7/2 37mm flak 36 (3 colour camo) $18.80
The GAZ series vehicles are interesting as being the iconic troop and cargo carrying vehicle of the Soviet forces, yet they were a much older design licensed from the Ford Company of America!
  • GAZ-AA (green) $14.80
  • GAZ-AA (winter) $14.80
  • GAZ-AAA (green) $14.80
  • GAZ-AAA (winter) $14.80
Available: Feburary 2012
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

1/144 Blohm und Voss P.212.03 - Kampfflieger

1/144 Blohm und Voss P.212.03 - Kampfflieger

Released this month in 1/144 by Kampflieger the B&V P.212.03 fighter, available in two options with 'wheels up' and 'Wheels down'. It is available in the following materials amongst others in "White Strong & Flexible" and "Fine Ultra Detail" (recommended).

Available Directly from the Kampflieger Shapeways store along with all his excellent WWI aircraft, hopefully this will be one of many WWII & Luft'46 designs to come!

Wheels Up - Here
Wheel Down - Here
Store - Here

1/144 A30 Challenger Cruiser Tank - Panzer Depot

1/144 A30  Challenger Cruiser Tank - Panzer Depot
Hot of the press, this month release from Panzer Depot. The British and Commonwealth A30 Challenger Tank!

Mounted with the British 17 Pounder gun on the Cromwell chassis added heavier anti-tank firepower to the cruiser tank units. Design compromises made in fitting the large gun onto the Cromwell chassis gave a tank with a powerful weapon but with less armour. It was however able to keep up with the Cromwell  they shared the Rolls-Royce Meteor engine.

Available: Feburary 2012
Price: $17.80

Online shop: 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

1/144 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind Turret for Conversion

1/144 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind Turret for Conversion
"Ostwind" - (East Wind) was developed as a successor to the "Wirbelwind" in an attempt to provide increased firepower against aircraft attacks for armour columns. A rapid firing 3.7cm Flak 43 was mounted in an open topped six sided turret nicked name "Keksdose" (Cookie Tin). The open topped design was adopted because of the heavy smoke generated by the gun during firing. The vehicle used the chassis of the "Work Horse" of the Wehrmacht, the Panzer IV. Because of the delay in production caused by Allies bombing facilities, only about 40+ vehicles were built. 

Available in painted Panzergrau, Dunkelgelb and Unpainted. Turret Only!!

This set contains one turret. Panzer IV chassis NOT included. Gun can be elevated. The turret pivot is 2.5mm in diameter and come with a ring adapter to enlarge the pivot to 5.7mm diameter. Should fit tanks from other manufacturers too.

Depending on which Panzer IV chassis you used, the turret pivot and the adapter might need to be cut short for fitting. Compatible with WTM, Dragon or 21st CC Pz.IVs

Available direct form CGD e-shop:
CGD eBay: PanzerGrau, Dunkelgelb and unpainted

Friday, February 17, 2012

1/144 8.8cm Flak auf Sonderfahrgestell - Matuo Kasten

1/144 8.8cm Flak auf Sonderfahrgestell - Matuo Kasten

its been a while since I posted an item coming out of the Matuo Kasten workshops, but here is an impressive item to add to your array of Whermacht Flak Panzers!

One of 3 prototypes based upon a heavily modified Pz.IV chassis to help counter the threat of Allied air power as early as 1942! However despite support for the Luftwaffe, the various issues and failings encountered in trails lead to the project was abandoned in 1944.

The kits is nicely details and doesnt contain to many onerous parts or micro detailing, so it should go together quite nicely.

The vehicle is featured in on the Achtung Panzer Grille Series page, and Panzer Tracts No. 12-1 - Flakpanzerkampfwagen IV and other Flakpanzer projects development and production from 1942 to 1945   
It must be noted that Matuo Kasten has also the larger 17cm Grille on the web site and other Flak Panzers!

For Further information

Ordering would be via Radjapan or HLJ

Sunday, February 12, 2012

1/144 Range updates

Brengun have been busily and quietly adding to their range of products in 1/144. Including two photo etched packs for the Eduard and Attack Mig-21s, a new  Draisine, engines for the Ju-52, an interesting US Airfield Crane and some older items not shown here for the Revell AV-8/GR.7 Harrier and Hunters.

BRENGUN 1/144 accessories
BRL144036 MIG-21 maintenance accessories (Eduard/Atack)
BRL144037 Proppelers for B29 Superfortress
BRL144038 Buffers-end track
BRL144039 engine BMW 132  (3 pcs) (For Ju-52)
BRL144040 Mig-21 MF/MFN (Eduard 4425/7106)

BRENGUN 1/144 Construction Kits
BRS144014 P-25 Fire engine
BRS144015 S.Sp.Pz.Draisine kanonenwagen

See the Haler web shop for more information and prices.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

1/144 Photoetch kit for Eduard MiG-21MF

 1/144 Photoetch kit for Eduard Mig-21MF 
Eduard have released an upgrade kit containing Photo Etched parts and decals for very popular and already very detailed and finely cast Mig-21MF.

This instructions sheet will aid you place these parts: PDF

Released: February 2010
Price: 14,95 Euros.
Purchase from Eduard Store, Hannants etc..

It would also appear that further upgrade kits will be coming for the new kits of the
Eduard 1/144 MiG-21SMT
Eduard 1/144 MiG-21BIS

Friday, February 10, 2012

1/144 American Trucks by Stoney Smith

1/144 American Trucks by Stoney Smith
Those of you looking to boost your USA dioramas might be interested in a new range of Vehicels by Stoney Smith, if these prove popular then further items from his range will be made available in 1/144.

Currently the range consists of a numen of  Peterbilt Tractor cabs and a 40 Tank Trailer.

Seek his Shapeways Store for more info:
Remember you can mix and match Shapeways items from more than one store in your order and I have include a Shapes section in the links to the right!

other scales;

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

1/144 RAF WWII GSE - Matador range update !!

1/144 RAF WWII GSE - Matador range update !!
Matador have updated their resin range with some new Austin K6 lorries (trucks) to add to their existing range od Albion support vehicles, Additionally there is a new new RAF Type C Bomb Trolley that appears to come with the option of a 'cookie cutter' or 6 conventional bomb. I have some of the existing releases and they have great detail and nice clean sharp casts, although solid glazing. Still, I'll certainly be looking at these with some interest!

see  Matador Link 1  and  Link 2

Existing Releases:
144V.01 Albion AM 463 RAF Refueller £9.99
144V.02 Albion AM 463 G.S. Truck £9.99
144V.03 Albion AM 463 RAF 4x2 with Coles Mk I crane £9.99
144V.04 Albion AM 463 Flat Platform Semi-Trailer £10.70
144V.05 Beaverette Mk III £5.00
144V.06 Bison Concrete Armoured Lorry £9.99

New Releases:
144V.07 Austin K6 G.S.     £9.99
144V.08 Austin K6 Bomb Flat     £9.99
144V.09 RAF Type C Bomb Trolley and bombs    £3.60

Planned for Feburary 27th (at On Tracks 2012):

144V-10 Bedford OYD 3 Ton GS (CMP steel body)     £.???
144V-11 Austin K3 3 Ton 4x2 GS (steel body)     £.???
144V-12 Austin K6 Balloon Winch £.???
144V-13 Commer Q2 2 Ton GS  (wooden body) £.???
144V-14 Dodge Kew 3 Ton GS (wooden body) £.???

Civilian N Gauge Range  (UK 1/148) - Link
CS-N-01 Scammell Haulage Contractor's (or Showman's) Prime  Mover £9.95
Although a the civil version, a little work could make for a passable Scammell R100 Military version?

Aircraft Interiors 1/144:
Although basic by the standard of today, Retrowings, Senworks etc these relatively cheap white metal interiors can help boost some of the older 1/144 kits lacking any real interior. This maybe particularly useful as revell are reissuing (for some unknown delusional reason) all those terrible kits on part with the crown/minicraft ranges of yesteryear!? Link

I feel a trip to Kent may be the order of the day!