Friday, November 13, 2015

1-144 Bundesmarine LSM 'Eidechse' (Lizard)Class - Revell

1-144 Bundesmarine LSM 'Eidechse'(Lizard) Class - Revell

What's happening at Revell, they seem to have something in the water and are suddenly bringing some new and interesting item to the scale (Will we see the Sycamore as a separate release, as well as the Vehicles?)

Ok, so clearly Revell are releasing the WWII LSM as a post war German Navy boat, with not just vehicles but an early helicopter!

This particular boat appears to be the 'Krokodil (L 750)', which served in the Bundesmarine between September 5, 1958 to December 15, 1972 (maybe other decals will be provided? Used as a Command and medical ship. (German)

Previous releases:

other soruces:

Sunday, November 08, 2015

1/144 AU-23 'Peacemaker' and PC-6 Pilatus Porter "2-in-1" Kits- BPK

1/144 AU-23 'Peacemaker' and PC-6 Pilatus Porter "2-in-1" Kit- BPK(Big Planes Kits)

Some new releases from BPK, who previously have issued airliners in 1/144 - now branch out into something a little more exciting! The AU-23 Peacemaker is particularly interesting as a mini gunship and there are a range of other military and civilian schemes to keep a  variety of people interested. The sprues look good,  and these come with Photo etched, multiple decla options , paint mask? and clear plastic fuselage sections for better window fit!

Available soon: Prices @14 Euro

AU-23 Peacemaker

Set 14403:
Set 14404:


The Yakovlev Yak-23 (in Russian Як-23, USAF/DoD reporting name "Type 28"),[1] NATO reporting name "Flora"[2][3] was a jet fighter developed in the USSR in the 1940s and used in the early 1950s. The Yak-23 was developed as a simple lightweight jet fighter, on Yakovlev's own initiative. It was a development of the earlier Yak-15 and Yak-17 fighters, retaining their non-conventional layout with a jet engine in the fuselage nose and exhaust under the cockpit, but the construction was all new. Its wings were derived from the Yak-19. The Yak-23 used a Soviet copy of the British Rolls-Royce Derwent V turbojet engine, produced as the Klimov RD-500. It first flew on July 8, 1947.

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Expected "End of 2015"

(note: the image on the pack is of the 1/48 version)