Tuesday, November 13, 2018

1/144 Mini Armor Series - Dragon





1/144 Mini Armor Series Box (Set of 10) - Dragon

Plastic Injected Kits (New Molds)
Rubber Tracks
Water slide decal printed by Cartograf

What is interesting is the gaps in the kit numbers (SKU) from Dragon, it would appear there could be more to come (there appear to be 8 missing numbers)?

Packaging is designed to mimic the 1:35 boxes, with packs intended for the Japanese market have "card scenery bonus"?

Expected Release Date: December 2018
Expected Price: 60USD (Box of 10)


The original issue "Panzer Korp" Kits list can be found listed here: http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-list.asp?sid=17

Also available as single items for 5-6USD each item.


DR14118 - Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.D  
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572601
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-pz-kpfw-iv-ausf-d-dra14118


DR14114 - King Tiger Porsche Turret  
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572600
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-sd-kfz-182-king-tiger-porsche-turret-dra14114


DR14112 - s.I.G.33 auf Fgst.Pz.Kpfw.III  
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572599
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-s-i-g-33-auf-fgst-pz-kpfw-iii-sfl-dra14112


DR14111 - StuG.IV Early Production 
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572598
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-sd-kfz-167-stug-iv-early-production-dra14111



DR14110 - Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G 
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572597
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-pz-kpfw-iv-ausf-g-lah-division-kharkov-1943-dra14110


DR14108 - Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Late Production
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572596
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-pz-kpfw-iv-ausf-h-late-production-dra14108


DR14106 - Jagdtiger Porsche Production
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572595
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-sd-kfz-186-jagdtiger-porsche-production-type-dra14106


DR14103 -  Stug.III Ausf.F/8
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572594
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-stug-iii-ausf-f-8-late-production-w-winterketten-dra14103


DR14102 - King Tiger Henschel Turret 
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572593
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-sd-kfz-182-king-tiger-henschel-turret-dra14102


DR14101 - Tiger I Initial Production
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572592
https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-pz-kpfw-vi-ausf-e-sd-kfz-181-tiger-i-initial-production-s-pz-abt-502-leningrad-1943-dra14101

1/144 REVELL TECHNIK AIRBUS A380-800

A revel A380 with some LED's and a sound module.

Not my usual cup of tea, if your interested it's worth shopping around the UK average appears to be @ £110-115 GBP...

https://hlj.com/1-144-scale-revell-technik-airbus-a380-800-rev00453
http://www.jumbliesmodels.com/plastic-kits-c3/aviation-kits-c4/revell-technik-1-144-airbus-a380-800-aircraft-model-kit-lights-sounds-p14199


It seems expensive compared to a £20 GBP non sound/LED version
http://www.jumbliesmodels.com/plastic-kits-c3/aviation-kits-c4/revell-1-144-airbus-a380-800-british-airways-aircraft-model-kit-p12300

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 09, 2018

1/144 English Electric Lightnings Kits and Decals from 144th.co.uk








1/144 English Electric Lightnings from 144th.co.uk

Launch 1/144 scale E.E. Lightnings at Scale ModelWorld (Telford) this weekend!
10-11 Nov 2018 @ The International Centre, Telford TF3 4JH

Special offer prices on  Kits and Decals sheets will be available at the show booth.

 There will be four boxing available as follows;

- 144010 : options to make one of the following mark F1 : F1A : F2.
- 144011 : Mk 3.
- 144012 : Mk. T4
- 144013 : Mk. T5

Each kit enables one complete resin model, with a choice of three squadron decal options.
Priced at £22.50 per boxing.
Available 10th November 2018
https://www.144th.co.uk/

Each boxing contains one resin model with clear resin canopy (not vac formed), the decals are screen printed water slide enabling the modeller to make one complete model from a choice of three squadrons. Each kit will retail for £22.50 each and are available this weekend at Scale Model World.

The mammoth decal sheet with 3000 individual maintenance and squadron markings is again screen printed and gives the modeller a choice to complete 24 full aircraft with a further choice of eight options, these options are highlighted in red writing on the decal sheet and use either the same registration or squadron markings from the one above or below.

The maintenance markings gives options for all colour schemes carried throughout the Lightnings life span silver, camouflage, green and India/barley grey.

144th have included on the sheet the correct amount of window canopies to cover the above. There are two and a half A4 decal sheets and two double sided A4 placement sheets.

Clear canopies for the Meteor are now available and 144th are currently working on a NF11/12 canopy frame work decal for Spring release.

The Lightning kits and Meteor canopies will be on the website next week after the dust has settled after  Scale Model World 2018 (IMPS UK) https://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/

- 144010 : options to make one of the following mark F1 : F1A : F2.


- 144011 : Mk 3.



- 144012 : Mk. T4



- 144013 : Mk. T5



SKU: 144100 English Electric Lightning F1/F1A/F2/F3/T4/T5 Decal Sheet
Note: This product is heavily watermarked, and will not be present of orders dispatched.
https://www.144th.co.uk/

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SKU: 144101 English Electric Lightning F6/F2A Decal Sheet
Note: This product is heavily watermarked, and will not be present of orders dispatched.
https://www.144th.co.uk/

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Saturday, November 03, 2018

1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Bubbletop ‘In Europe’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, RAAF, Belgian AF) Mark I / JACH



1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Bubbletop ‘In Europe’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, RAAF, Belgian AF) Mark I / JACH

The Supermarine Type 379 Spitfire Mk.XIV was a British fighter developed during WWII. It was the most important of the Griffon-powered Spitfires, and the only one to see significant wartime service. The Mk.XIV was also the most successful in intercepting V-1 flying bombs.

Based on the Mk.VIII fuselage, the first development Mk.XIV flew early in 1943. Initially the aircraft were produced with high-back fuselage, but later cut-down rear fuselage with a teardrop canopy was introduced. It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a two-stage supercharged RR Griffon engine. Early aircraft used full-span C-type universal wing, with two 20mm cannons and four 0.303" (7.7mm) machine guns, while later production aircraft were fitted with the E wing mounting two 20mm cannons and two 0.5" (12.7mm) MGs. Fuselage fuel tank or up to 1000 lbs of bombs (500lb bomb in a FR role) could also be carried.

Spitfire FR Mk.XIV and FR Mk.XIVE were fighter-reconnaissance versions with an oblique F.24 camera installed. Both variants had clipped wing tips for low-level use. Deliveries began in October 1943 and the production of Mark XIV variants totalled 957.
A number of RAF units were operational in Europe up to the end of war, while introduction of Mk.XIVs into Far East theatre in June 1945 was too late for wartime use.

In the late 1940s Spitfire F.XIV/FR.XIVs were also delivered to Belgium (a total of 132 a/c), India (20) and Thailand (30).

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.XIV (Type 379), NH745, Sky EB-V, No.41 Sq., Royal Air Force, Eindhoven airfield (B-78), the Netherlands, March 1945
2) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (Type 379), MV263, Sky GCK, No.125 Wing, Royal Air Force, Twente airfield (B-106), the Netherlands, April 1945
3) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIVE (Type 379), NH895, Sky NI-K, No.451 Sq., Royal Australian Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Wunstorf Air Base, Germany, late 1945
4) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (Type 379), SG-46 (ex-RM625), Black UR-G, No.2 Sq. (2ème Esc.), Belgian Air Force (l'Aéronautique Militaire Belge), Florennes Air Base, autumn 1948

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 31 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14489
Available: "soon"
Cost: tbc



1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII ‘Mighty Eighteen’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, Indian AF) - Mark I / JACH




1/144 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII ‘Mighty Eighteen’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (RAF, Indian AF) - Mark I / JACH 

The Supermarine Type 394 Spitfire Mk.XVIII was a British fighter evolved from the F Mk.XIVE and was conceived as a ‘Super Spitfire’. Unfortunately, it came too late for wartime use.

There was no prototype built while the first serial aircraft flew in June 1945. Production ended in early 1946 and totalled 200 Spitfire F Mk.XVIIIs and 100 FR Mk.XVIIIs, the latter being a fighter-reconnaissance variant with one oblique and two vertical cameras in the rear fuselage. It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft with cut-down rear fuselage and enlarged rudder. It was of all metal construction, powered by a two-stage supercharged RR Griffon engine. It carried extra fuel and had a revised, stronger wing structure. A full-span or clipped E-type wing was fitted mounting two 20mm cannons and two 0.5" (12.7mm) machine guns. Three 500lb bombs or various types of rocket projectiles could also be carried.
Spitfire Mk.XVIIIs were mostly issued to the squadrons in the Middle East and Far East, where they were active against guerrillas during the HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Emergency" o "Malayan Emergency" Malayan Emergency in the late 1940s.

From late 1947 to mid-1949 India bought 100 ex-RAF aircraft.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.XVIII (Type 394), TP222, White B, No.60 Sq. (based at Seletar, Singapore), Royal Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF), Kuala Lumpur Air Base, Malayan Union, 1947
2) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII (Type 394), TZ233, White T, No.208 Sq., Royal Air Force, Middle East Air Force (MEAF), Fayid Air Base, Egypt, 1949-51
3) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII (Type 394), TP424, White T, No.28 Sq., Royal Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF), Kai Tak Air Base, Hong Kong, August 1949-February 1950
4) Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII (Type 394), HS636, White 96, Advanced Flying School (India), Indian Air Force, Ambala Air Force Station, India, 1948

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 31 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.


https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14491
Available: "soon"
Cost: tbc