Tuesday, March 19, 2013

1/144 F-35A Lightning II - Doyusha

1/144 F-35A Lightning II - Doyusha 

More F-35s this time from Doyusha, not the most interesting of collections. The demonstrator has some colour, the rest are fairly derivative.


Expected Release: 23rd April  2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

1/144 Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (Long Nose) - Minwing

1/144 Grumman F11F-1 Tiger  (Long Nose) - Minwing
The Grumman F11F/F-11 Tiger was the first supersonic, single-seat carrier-based United States Navy fighter aircraft in operation during the 1950s and 1960s. Originally designated the F11F Tiger in April 1955 under the pre-1962 Navy designation system, it was redesignated as F-11 Tiger under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system.

The kit conforms to the Miniwing signature format and feel being cleanly cast and no obvious air bubbles. The panel lines on fuselage  are very finely cast and provide a good balance between finesse and detailing, the underwing lines are a little more defined but do convey a lot of detail

Decals are provided for aircraft serving in VF-51 of the Pacific Fleet.

Under wing pylons are provided, but no weapons or stores so these will have to come from your stash or Oz-Mods?

Available: January 2012
Price: tbc
From Miniwing or Usual Stockists

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

1/144 BMW Schnellbomber P.II - Anigrand

1/144  BMW Schnellbomber P.II  Long range Forward-swept wing bomber - Anigrand

Anigrand's latest RLM Project / Luft'46 Kit with bonus items:

Available: Now (Pre-Order)

In 1944, Reichsmarschall Goring instructed the Messerschmitt and Junkers to design and produce very long-range bombers which would be capable of carrying a 4,000 kg bomb load, at high speeds and over extreme distances, to mount strategic air strikes against the US and USSR. After test-fly the Junkers Ju.287 forward-swept wings design, the RLM declared the forward-swept wing to be the ideal configuration for a high speed bomber. Parallel to the Mersserschmitt and Junkers works, the BMW designers also began to develop forward-swept wing bomber project. The Schnellbomber Project II was powered by two BMW 109-028 turboprop engines, each with shaft output of 6,570 hp and additional residual thrust. The engines were mounted on two sponsons above the fuselage. This arrangement being chosen to keep the exhaust gases well away from the tail control surface. In March 1945, all further development work on long-range bomber projects were creased by order of the RLM.

Bonus Items

Left            - Me P.1079 ?
Centre Left - Me P.1111 ?
Cntre Right - Arado AR  E.530
Right          - Blohm & Voss P.192.01

Sunday, March 10, 2013

1/144 A-4/V-2 and Vostok 1 by aRRa Models

1/144 A-4/V-2 and Vostok 1 by  aRRa Models

A small range of resin kits has emerged from the Czech Republic from a company called aRRa models, currently focused on Rockets and Space it provides a couple of interesting options. It is not clearer at this stage if this is a limited production run, or whether we can expect to see more items.

The Vostok-1 is an interesting Soviet Space module, and of course equally needing no introduction the V-2 Rocket, handy for those not finding a Takara V-2 model.

aRRa Models at Modell-Hobby.cz


aRRa Models (facebook)

The prices dont seem to bad at 250Kr (check Xe Currency for conversions)

Saturday, March 02, 2013

1/144 Dameya's eBay Store

1/144 Dameya's eBay Store

Dameya is starting to sell his kits on eBay in order to allow access kits.
This means that those Japanese Show only kits will be accessible outside of Japan. It is intended to start with the Glen and move on to other specialist kits such as the Kubelwagen and other aircraf/AFV items.

Starting with
1/144 scale Resin Kit Yokosuka E14Y Glen DAMEYA (ebay item link)

Expect to see more items from the Dameya.net arriving if there is demand.

Dameya - eBay (Dameya Items)

1/144 Decals by JBr Decals

1/144 Decals by JBr Decals 
I have come across a small Czech producer of decals that have an interesting range of decals that given the requests on the forum should find a happy home with many of you!


Available: from: www.jbr-decals.com/eShop

Spitfire Mk. IXe / IXc 
 Contains screen printed decals for 11 liveries from 7 countries and detailed decal placement and painting guide. (For Eduard MK. IX)

Spitfire Mk. IXe SM-18 - Belgian Air Force
Spitfire Mk. IXe OK-BXD
Security Air Force of National Security Corps (post-WWII Czechoslovak Air Police)
Spitfire Mk. IXe TE515 - Czechoslovak Air Force
Spitfire Mk. IXe #407 - The Royal Danish Air Force
Spitfire Mk. IXe 3W-16 - The Royal Netherlands Air Force
Spitfire Mk. IXc PH-NFO - Schreiner Aviation Services
Spitfire Mk. IXe Blue 2 - 26. Guards Fighter Regiment, USSR
Spitfire Mk. IXe White 78 - 26. Guards Fighter Regiment, SSSR
Spitfire Mk. IXe 21-V (MK356) - The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 2006
Spitfire Mk. IXe UF-Q (MK356) -The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 2010
Spitfire Mk. IXe #75 - Turkish Air Force

Zloty Mig-21
Polish Air Force golden anniversary livery decals for Eduard MiG-21MF.  (For Eduard Mig-21MF)
MiG-21MF 9107 (s/n 969107) was assigned to 41st PLM (Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego – Fighter Regiment) in Malbork in 1974

Tiger Fulcrum
Czech Air Force MiG-29A ( for Academy/Revell Mig)
MiG-29A 7702 (s/n 2960526377) was one of 20 MiG-29s delivered to the Czechoslovakia between 1989 a 1990 (18 MiG-29A, 2 MiG-29UB). The aircraft was assigned to the 1st Squadron of the 11th Air Fighter Regiment (later also called the "Tiger Squadron") at Žatec AFB.

Ghost Hornet
US Navy F/A-18B NJ-401 from VFA-125.
Strike Fighter Squadron 125, the "Rough Raiders", was United States Navy Fleet Replacement Squadron based at NAS Lemoore, California. Established on 13 November 1980, the squadron became the first US Navy squadron flying the newly commissioned F/A-18 Hornet. Rough Raiders trained F/A-18 pilots for both the Navy and Marine Corps (hence the Navy sign on one side of their aircraft and Marines on the other side).

Fishbeds of the World vol. 1: AFRICAN FISHBEDS (Coming Early 2013) (For Eduard Mig-21)
Contains the following MiG-21 liveries:
MiG-21MF C-40 Forca Aerea Popular de Angola/Defesa Aerea e Antiaerea
MiG-21bis C-340 Forca Aerea Popular de Angola/Defesa Aerea e Antiaerea
MiG-21bis 1087 Ethiopian Air Force MiG-21bis 527
Force Aerienne Congolaise MiG-21bis 138
Armee de l'Air Malgache MiG-21MF TZ-356
Armee de l'Air du Mali MiG-21MF TZ-357
Armee de l'Air du Mali MiG-21bis blue 225
Forca Aerea de Mocambique MiG-21MF AF651
Nigerian Air Force MiG-21MF blue 248
Ciidamada Cirka Soomaaliyeed - Somali Air Force MiG-21M 344
Sudanese Air Force MiG-21MF U-906 Ugandan People's Defence Force Air Wing
MiG-21bis red 9818 Ugandan People's Defence Force Air Wing
MiG-21bis AF-973 Ugandan People's Defence Force Air Wing
MiG-21bis 12/AF612 Zambian Air Force

Friday, March 01, 2013

1/144 Ju-52/3m - by Revell

1/144 Ju-52/3m - by Revell

This is a re-boxing of the Eduard 1/144 Ju-52 so we know it is good, and comes with two decal schemes:

2./KGrzbV 108, Norway 1942 (Standard Camo)
7ge Transportstaffel /VIII. Fliegerkorps, Russia Dec. 1942 (Winter)

Pricing Seems ok:
Retail is £15, but its already available for £10 which is a good price.
Available: Now