Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dora Wings 1/144 for 2017

Dora Wings 1/144 for 2017

GeeBee R1 & R2
The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts

The R-1 won the 1932 Thompson Trophy race, piloted by Jimmy Doolittle. He also set a new world land plane speed record of 476 km/h (296 mph) in the Shell Speed Dash. The distinction of a land plane record was noteworthy because, at that time, specialised speed seaplanes outran land planes (e.g. the Macchi M.C.72 with over 700 km/h).

The Springfield Union of September 6, 1932 quoted Doolittle as saying, "She is the sweetest ship I've ever flown. She is perfect in every respect and the motor is just as good as it was a week ago. It never missed a beat and has lots of stuff in it yet. I think this proves that the Granville brothers up in Springfield build the very best speed ships in America today."

http://www.dorawings.com/ (not active, yet)

RKM, &

Monday, February 20, 2017

AMG (Arsenal Model Group) Planned 1/144 Releases for 2017

RODEN 2017 Release Schedule (Planned)

RODEN 2017 Release Schedule (Planned)

  • Vickers VC-10 K4 Type 1170 tanker - 2017/02 (February)
  • Lockheed C-5B Galaxy - 2017/05 (May)
  • Lockheed C-141B Starlifter - 2017/07 (July)
  • Lockheed C-140B JetStar (L-1329) Germany Air Force - 2017/10 (October)
  • Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy - 2017/11  (November)
  • Douglas C-133 Cargomaster - 2017/11 (November)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

1/144 Cessna TO-1O / L-10 / O-1 by Miniwings

1/144 Cessna TO-1O / L-10 / O-1 by Miniwings
The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all-metal fixed-wing aircraft ordered for and by the United States Army since the U.S. Army Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, becoming its own branch of service, the United States Air Force. 

The Bird Dog had a lengthy career in the U.S. military, as well as in other countries.

This is the first in a range of all plastic injection kit and features a new packaging design, another advantage of the plastic kits are that they are cheaper than the resin kit.
This is a get set of kits with the plastic being very smooth and of a high quality, with fine detailing. Additionally, as its cast in clear plastic the glazing will fit perfectly (masks are provided for painting)

14 Clear plastic parts
Canopy mask
Decals for one Aircraft (Screen Printed  by http://www.jbr-decals.com/)

Release Date: February 2017 

Available from:
Kit Shop http://kits-shop.com/miniwing-plastic-1-144.php  with free postage!
Also available at your  usual stockists.

Ref. No.: mini301
American Liaison and Observation Aircraft

Ref. No.: mini301
Cessna L-19
American Liaison and Observation Aircraft

 Ref. No.: mini303
Cessna L-19A / U.S. ARMY
8th Army, Korea 1952

 Ref. No.: mini304
Cessna L-19E / JGSDF
 Ref. No.: mini305
Cessna O-1A / South Vietnamese AF
19 TASS, Bien Hoa, 1966
Ref. No.: mini306 
Cessna O-1A / Royal Thai Air Force
531st Squadron, 53rd Wing
Ref. No.: mini307
Cessna O-1E / US Air Force
19 TASS, Lai Khe, 1966 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

1/144 Future releases by Brengun (Spotted at Nuremberg 2017)

1/144 Future releases by Brengun (Spotted at Nuremberg 2017)

Brengun are expanding their range of small and interesting kits in 1/144 (Kits) (Accessories).

Having previously released the V-1, MXY1 Ohka, Aerocar, Bachem BA-349 and the He-162A Spatz to name but a few,

Talk at the trade stand this year has revealed more kits are are to come!

Currently on the release schedule are :

Horton Ho-229
Messerschmitt Me-163B
Heinkel He-162D

I would also expect some follow up released for vac form canopies and photo etched upgrades.

Source:  THF-ADI, at Kampgruppe144 BBS

Friday, February 03, 2017

1/144 Wing Kit VS 6 - Griffon Spitfire vs Me-163 !? - F-Toys

1/144 Wing Kit VS 6 - Griffon Spitfire vs Me-163 !? - F-Toys
Okay, its a slightly unusual pairing, but here goes:

Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10446810
Available: April 2017

- Wing Kit sixth instalment of the collection VS series, that the European fighter confrontation of the end of World War II,
- Griffon engined Spitfire from the United Kingdom.
- The Komet, comes with Kubelwagen and sdkfz 2 (Kettenkrad).

- 1-A: Spitfire Mk.14 (Royal Air Force # 610 Squadron)
- 1-B: Spitfire FR.Mk.14 (Royal Air Force No. 28 Squadron)
- 1-C: Spitfire PR.Mk.19 (Royal Air Force No. 42 Squadron)
- 1-D: Spitfire EF.Mk.18 (Royal Air Force No. 32 Squadron)
- 1-E: Spitfire Mk.14 (Royal Air Force # 350 Squadron)

- 2-A: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (German Air Force # 400 Fighter Wing)
- 2-B: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (Luftwaffe second preliminary Fighter Wing)
- 2-C: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (German Air Force # 400 Fighter Wing)
- 2-D: Me163B Komet + Kubelwagen / sdkfz 2 (German Air Force 16th experiment troops)