Sunday, March 25, 2012

1/144 Landwasserschlepper I with Interior & Crew - CGD

1/144 Landwasserschlepper I with Interior & Crew - CGD
 This is a new *Special Edition* 1:144 WWII German Landwasserschlepper I Late Version with Interior and Crew from the new Wargame Armour series of CGD.

This vehicle comes with removable canopy showing interior with a crew set of four in Navy uniform.

Fully painted in Camouflaged colour scheme and Shark Teeth Decal applied. Weathered and minor assembling required.

Landwasserschlepper (Land-Water-Tractor or LWS) was an unarmed amphibious tractor prototyped in 1940 originally intended for Operation Sealion. A handful was built but difficulties in production prevent implementation. The LWS I entered service in 1942 and was used in Russia and North Africa. In 1944 a completely new design (LWS II) based on Panzer IV was introduced. LWS remained in service till the end of the war.

CGD eBay: here
Direct form CGD web shop:

more info Webshots! , Achtung Panzer & WW2inColor

Saturday, March 24, 2012

1/144 BV P212.03 & Junkers EF 128 (Kampffliger)

1/144 BV P212.03 & Junkers EF 128 (Kampffliger)

Released this month in 1/144 by Kampflieger the B&V P.212.03 and Junkers EF-128 fighters, available in two options with 'wheels up' and 'Wheels down'. It is available in the following materials "White Strong & Flexible" and "Fine Ultra Detail" (recommended an shown here). Nice little kist with just enough detail, and with a bit of polish and 'Future or Klear' on the canopy should shape up nice!

Available Directly from the Kampflieger Shapeways store along with all his excellent WWI aircraft, hopefully this will be the start of many WWII & Luft'46 designs to come! Giving an alternative to the Anigrand kits.

B&V P.212.03    'Wheels Up' and 'Wheels Down
Junkers EF-128  'Wheels Up' and 'Wheels Down
Kampfflieger Shapeways Store - Here 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

1/144 Gloster Meteor Mk.IV - Hong Kong Models

1/144 Gloster Meteor Mk.IV - Hong Kong Models
The first "post-war"version of the Meteor with the new RR Nene engines, although available earlier it did not enter service until 1947.

Not much known about this kit currently, no release date, no price, no markings etc....
The image looks quite pixelated, so hopefully the production kit does not look as rough as the image portrays!?


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

1/144 T-34/85 & Czech Bunkers - ROPIK

1/144 T-34/85 & Czech Bunkers - SAMEK/ROPIK
Last year I featured the Samek/Ropik range of Resin cast Czechoslovakian bunkers from this small producer in the Republic, see KG144BBS here

Thr subjects covered are Czech built light bunker (light Objects) defences from the 1936+ period.
Photos and Text (use google translate etc)
More photos, plus ground plans:

The price for these is @ 90-150 Czech Koruna , and shown above the limited edition T-S 73 'Stachelberg' kit at 499 Czech Koruna which are very reasonable price for these items. The translation appears to say "ceramic" but i think that "Plaster of Paris"/Gypsum Plaster maybe more apt and explain the pricing?

In addition to the bunkers, is a all new resin T-34/85 kit with photo etched tracks, price to be determined

Source: and MPNshop

Also available on

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1/144 WWII Bomber Range - ODIN-IST Models

1/144 WWII Bomber Range - ODIN-IST Models
Due for release starting in Feburary 2012 there is a new issue of some old favorites to come your way by  new company called IST launching their ODIN Range. The curious thing about this release is that they are using the IXO/Altays moulds for their aircraft, the painted livery schemes will be different to the previous IXO/Altaya range.  The price is a lot higher than the IXO so it will be interesting to see what the paint and build quality of these items will be!?

Estimated Availability: February 2012
Estimated Price:£25GBP (retail)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

1/144 Pz.Kpfw IV & 38D Flak Series - CGD

1/144 Pz.Kpfw IV & 38D Flak Series - Comat Group Dynamix
This month CGD has gone flak crazy and has issued a range of production and concept flak panzers and conversions kits for your pleasure!

Production Panzer Full Kit Options:
Flakpanzer IV "Kugelblitz" 30mm Zwillingsflak
This model features 360° traverse turret and gun elevates form 0° to 60° . The turret has a fully working ball housing as the real thing.
Flakpanzer IV "Ostwind" (3.7cm Flak 43
Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" (2cm Flak 38 Vierling)

Turret only Options: 
All three Kugelblitz, Ostwind and Wirbelwind turrets are available as conversion kits, painted and unpainted. They will fit both the WTM, and CGD chassis

Concept Wehrmacht '46  Panzer Full Kit Options:
"Wirbelwind" Turret on Aufklaerer 38D Chassis
"Ostwind" Turret on 38D Chassis

Available: now
CGD eShop: here
CGD eBay: Kugelblitz , Ostwind, Wirbelwind, other turrets & conversions

Friday, March 16, 2012

1/144 Lockheed SR-71 'Blackbird' - Dragon

1/144 Lockheed SR-71  'Blackbird' - Dragon (#4639)

Following hot on the heels of the recent Amercom pre-built (SR-71/YF-12C), is the forthcoming arrival of Dragons NEW TOOL SR-71. No longer do you have to put up with the LS/ARII/Crown kit!

Sprue shots:

Expected: April 2012
Price: DML est ($23 / 1,900 Yen)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

1/144 CM11 Brave Tiger Main Battle Tank - Strategist

1/144 CM11 Brave Tiger Main Battle Tank - Strategist

The CM-11 was a Taiwanese creation that evolved the American-made M48 Patton series (in particular the M48H production model) of main battle tanks even further.

The M48 has her origins in a 1951 requirement. Seeing production begin in 1952 and being formally designated in 1953. Production ran up to 1959 with some 11,700 examples delivered. However, like the M48 before it, the armor protection afforded to the internal systems an crew of the CM-11 Brave Tiger leave something to be desired against the new wave of main battle tanks and man-portable anti-tank killing systems.

The CM-11 “Brave Tiger” was born in 1990 by upgrading the family line with a modified M48A2 turret and newer M60 Patton mail battle tank hulls. The turret fitted a 105mm main gun, an advanced fire control system, stabilized sights, ballistics computer and thermal imaging. In many ways, this modernization of the aged M48 brought the Taiwanese version on par with the newer M60 Patton while incorporating some elements of the advanced American M1 Abrams in the process. Accuracy was improved by way of a joined imaging and target system as well as dual-axis stabilization for target tracking and firing on the move. There is a 7.62mm machine gun on a pintle mount outside of the commander’s cupola hatch. Like the base M48, the CM-11 is crewed by four personnel made up of the driver (seated front, center in the hull), the gunner, loader and commander. The commander sits to the right of the turret, just behind the gunner, while the loader is to his left.

Power is supplied through a General Dynamics AVDS-1790-2C series diesel engine developing 750 horsepower. This allows for a top speed of 30 miles per hour on ideal surfaces and a reported (somewhat optimistic) range of 311 miles. Armor is 5.63 inches (143mm) at its thickest. Total weight is said to be around 49.2 tons (or 50,000kg).

Available: Now, in 2x Colour Options!

Stragist (zetatoro) e-bay store

more information,  Strategist Website

other Stratgist Products < Here >

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

1/144 Wing Kit Collection Vol.9 - F-Toys

1/144 Wing Kit Collection Vol.9 - F-Toys

An early war series of aircraft interesting subject:
B-339E Brewster Buffalo, (D-RD,Burma)34 Squadron, Royal Air Force  (RAF)
B-339  Brewster Buffalo, 'August Deibel'  Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force (ML-KNIL)
B-239  Brewster Buffalo, BW-378 'Otto Wrede';Finnish Air Force ( Ilmavoimat)

IJN Type 96 'Claude'
IJN Type 96 'Claude' No. 4 Squadron, Carrier "Soryu"
IJN Type 96 'Claude' No. 4 Squadron, Kasumigaura

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC (LK-R 'Night Duty' #1.#2), 87 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF)
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC, (LK-A  'Wing Commander Ian Gleed'). 87 Sqdn, (RAF)
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC,  3 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF)

Available: 28 MAY2012


Sunday, March 11, 2012

1/144 IJN Type 4 'Ka-Tsu' - Dameya

1/144 IJN Type 4 'Ka-Tsu' - Dameya
The Type 4 Ka-Tse was a Japanese version of a LVT, and was designed to carry cargo or troops. It had an unusual ability to be made watertight and could even be carried stowed on the decks of submarine, such as the I-36  Type B1 Submarine,  A version was also developed to carry aerial torpedoes in order to attack the american fleet in the pacific atolls. It had a crew of 4, and could carry 40 troops or 4 Tons of cargo.

Operation Tatsumaki

April 1944:Operation "Tatsumaki" (Tornado) - Amphibious Tank Attack at Majuro, Marshall Islands:
Inland Sea. I-44 participates in training with I-36, I-38, I-41 and I-53. The operation calls for the submarines to carry amphibious Type 4 'Ka-Tsu' armed with torpedoes from Kure to Majuro. There they are to be put ashore, make their way overland, enter the water again and make a torpedo attack on American ships. Later, the plan is cancelled.

Dameya has released both versions of the armed and regular Type 4 Ka-Tsu using Shapeways FUD (Frosted Ultra Detail to ensure maximum detailing.
1/144 IJN Type 4 'Ka-Tsu (Normal)  < here >
1/144 IJN Type 4 'Ka-Tsu (Armed, Operation "Tatsumaki" )  < here >

Dameya has prepared a page in English on the Type 4 'Ka-Tsu':
further detailed photos on the Type4 'Ka-Tsu' can be found here

to complement your Type 4 'Ka-Tsu' you might also like to know that Dameya alo provides:
1/144 IJN Type2 Amphibious tank(early type)  < here >
1/144 IJN Type2 Amphibious tank(late type)  < here >

Other models on Dameays Store is the
1/144 scale Polish ARMOURED CAR Wz.34-II  < here >
1/144 scale sd.kfz.4/1 Ammunition truck  < here >
1/144scale sd.kfz.4/1 15cm Panzerwerfer 42  < here >
1/144Scale Super heavy Tank T95  < here >

Friday, March 09, 2012

1/144 Mil V-12 Homer - Anigrand

1/144 Mil V-12 Homer - Anigrand
Anigrand have announced an rather large and precarious kit! The Soviet 1/144 Mil V-12 Code Name 'Homer', the largest helicopter in the world! All those struts and rotor blades, this will be one for a display case if ever there was a need to keep prying fingers away from touching!

Expected: April 2012
Price: $98 USD

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

1/144 SR-71 (YF-12C) 'Blackbird' - Amercom

1/144 Lockheed SR-71 (YF-12C) 'Blackbird' - Amercom

Possible the most famous and recognisable aircraft to come out of Lockheed's Skunk works'!?
This was one of the first aircraft I had a poster of on my wall as a young boy, that and the cockpit of Concorde!

If you need to know anything about this then I am afraid your beyond hope and are lost in the wilderness without help! ;-)

Image is used with permission of Inkub at Miniwojna Blog

Saturday, March 03, 2012

1/144 T-26 Soviet Light Tank - CGD

1/144 T-26 Soviet Light Tank - CGD
The T-26 was developed in the 1930s by the Soviet based on the British Vickers and served in conflicts since, including the Spanish Civil War and WWII. More than 11000 vehicles were produced, more than any other tank in the period. The Soviet developed 53 variants in which 23 were mass produced. The vehicle was continuously modernized from 1931 to 1941, but no new models were introduced after 1940. Captured vehicles were also used by the Germans.

Availible in green, three colour early war camouflage and German captured version (Panzerkampfwagen T-26B 738(r))

There are 53 variants! If you talk nicely I am sure CGD will happily make them all for you :-)

CGD eShop: here
CGD eBay: here and here

1/144 Fi-103(V1) Launch Set - Foxone

1/144 Fi-103(V1) Launch Set - Foxone
Well, I must admit I didn't see this one coming!?
Foxone are to release a V-1 and launch set in the coming days,

I think that by now you will all be familiar with the V-1 rockets and the ramp launchers?

More images on this can be found here:

The price is interesting at 2,500 Yen which provides the V-1,Launch Rail and accessories (not people or diorama  base). The original V-1 was 1,500 Yen just for the rocket!
International Purchases from:  Radjapan or HLJ

Its recommended that you also get some of the Foxone Figures
or perhaps adapt the Prieser Panzer Figure (they have positionable limbs)

Note: CGD  also has on request a 3D Printed Version pre-painted:

1/144 Steyr Puch Pinzgauer - OEBB3D

A set of two Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pinzgauer 1st Generation  vehicles containing 

  • 2x  Pinzgauer 710K 4x4 (hard top) 
  • 2x  Pinzgauer 712K  6x6 (hard top)

These are currently only available from the OEBB3D Shapeways store in 'Fine Ultra Detail' for 36.

I''d recommend reading as a starting point to learn more about these cool vehicles. Used widely by Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies around the world since the 1970s

Friday, March 02, 2012

1/144 Aviation control Quonset Hut - Sankei

1/144 Aviation control Quonset Hut - Sankei
Another great looking diorama piece from Sankei an Radio Quonset hut with flight control trailer?
High quality pre-coloured  laser cut card making for easy assemble and no wonky scissor lines!

Out February 2012
Roughly 2700 - 2900 yen

Sankei shop  Hut  Aviation Series

other Sankei Aviation series items at Hobby Search Japan