Friday, October 11, 2019

1/144 Mig-31 Firefox - HMA Garage




1/144 MiG-31 Firefox - HMA Garage

Plastic Injected kit with Decals

A kit of the aircraft from the movie of the same name: "Firefox"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_(film)

Available Late October 2019?
Price 3,383 Yen, 30USD, 28EURO, 25GBP

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10644835
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10644835

a resin version is available from Anigrand (https://www.anigrand.com/AA6013_Mig-31.htm)







1/144 ZIL-131 Trucks by Armory

VZ-20-350 air tanker on ZiL-131 chassis plastic injected kit w/ resin & PE parts
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AR14804

Price: £8.80
Available: October 2019


AKZS-75M-131-P oxygen tanker on ZiL-131 chassis. Plastic injected kit with resin and etched parts
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AR14805
Price: £8.80
Available: October 2019

Friday, October 04, 2019

12mm Kits from Victrix Games




12mm Kits from Victrix Games 

Press Release from Victix Games:

We’re excited to announce the we have set up a new company called VICTRIX GAMES.

This is a subsidiary company of Victrix Limited and will be focused on bringing you fully functional gaming systems as well as high quality vehicles and figures to use in these games.

Our first launch is a 12mm World War II Gaming System. We have chosen 12mm as it allows gaming on a 1:1 scale for all vehicles and figures. By ensuring that 1 vehicle/figure represents 1 vehicle/figure in real, life, it gives the game a more authentic feel, with the attritional nature of war being ever present in the gamers' mind. 12mm allows for realistic scale actions even on a small 6ft by 4ft gaming table without the battle looking overcrowded and unrealistic. You decide how big or small you want the game to be. Our figures will also be compatible with most 10mm ranges.

This first theatre will be based on Normandy 1944. It includes separate British, German and American forces. The game is predominantly a tank and infantry-based system but will also include rules for ground attack aircraft. Other theatres currently being developed include North Africa and the Eastern Front.

The system is based around a set of core rules which is scheduled to be released in late 2020. However, for those already keen to get their hands on VICTRIX GAMES’ products, you’ll be glad to hear that in the meantime we will be releasing several vehicle and figure sets based on the Normandy 1944 theatre. You can expect these to be available in early 2020.


First Wave Of Releases Includes (Early 2020):
German Forces
Panther Ausf  G
Panzer IV Ausf  G
Panzer IV Ausf H
Tiger I
Puma
Stug III
Wespe
Sdkfz 251/D + Variants

British Forces
Sherman M4A3
Sherman Firefly
Churchill
Comet
M3/M5 Half Track
Sexton

US Forces
Sherman M4A3
M10
Priest
M5 A1 Stuart
M3/M5 Half Track

Second Wave Of Releases (Late 2020):
German Forces
King Tiger
Pal 40 + Crew
Panzer Grenadiers
Support Weapons
88mm + Crew
105mm + Crew
Wirbelwind
JagdPz IV

British Forces
Bren Carrier + Variants
6pdr + Crew
British Tommies
Support Weapons
Lloyd Carrier
Armoured Car tbc

US Forces
M8/M20
57mm + crew
US Infantry
Supports Weapons
Hellcat
GMC + Jeeps

Thanks to the use of smaller cutting tools, we have really been able to accommodate the finer details of the tanks. You’ll notice that these vehicles have even sharper details than some larger scale models.

We hope you’re excited as us for the release of these superb figures. We’ll be bringing you more VICTRIX GAMES’ details over the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Victrix Ltd

https://www.victrixlimited.com/
















1/144 F-104 Starfighter and Harrier FR . AV-8 Weapons Sets - Mark I



1/144 F-104 Starfighter and Harrier FR . AV-8 Weapons Sets - Mark I

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Weapon Set (resin parts) (designed to be used with Mark I Models kits)
This set contains five resin runners with external stores for the F-104 Starfighter kits.

The following pieces of armament, incl. reconnaissance and rocket pods and pylons, are represented:
Mk.28 (B-28) A-bomb (1x)
Orpheus recce pod (1x)
SUU-21 bomb dispenser (1x)
Mk.83 1000lb bomb (2x)
Mk.82 500lb bomb (2x)
BL755 bomb (2x)
AS-34 Kormoran (2x)
pylon for AS-34 (2x)
LAU-3A rocket pod (2x)


Comprehensive instructions with stores diagram are included
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKA14421



Harrier Weapon Set (resin parts) (designed to be used with Mark I Models kits)
Air intakes
Martin Baker MBB-9 Ejection Seat
GBU-16 Paveway II Bombs
MK.83 1000lb Bombs
Matra 155 Rocket Pods
GP 1000lb (retarded) Bombs
MK.82 500lb (retarded) Bombs

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKA14422

Release Date : To be confirmed
Prices: To be confirmed




1/144 Wing Kit Collection 17 "IJN & German Floatplane" - F-Toys


1/144 Wing Kit Collection 17 "IJN & German Floatplane" - F-Toys


There are 10 + ? kinds of toys.

-The wing kit collection that is completely familiar as a big staple of airplane toy, the 17th is a masterpiece seaplane collection of Japan and Germany.

- Aichi M6A Seiran, am attack aircraft developed for mounting on the submarine aircraft I400 Arashi.

-  Yokosuka E14Y 'Glen'. the first small water reconnaissance aircraft that succeeded in the first mainland bombing in the United States (Warrant Officer Nubuo Fujita) , from the I-25 submarine 

- German Kriegsmarine Arado Ar-196.

( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )

Release Date: November 2019
Source: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10635691

new image:

1/144 軍武.鐵道.商品情報第一帝國











Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Anigrand Future Releases


Anigrand Future Releases

The assumption is that these will be issued with clear canopies, decals and bonus kits!?

Release date: To be confirmed


1:144 Martin P6M-2 Seamaster Aircraft kits (resin) Future Releases £88.19 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ANIG4098

1:144 Convair XC-99 Aircraft kits (resin) Future Releases £115.19 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ANIG4099

1:144 Junkers EF-100 Aircraft kits (resin) Future Releases £115.19 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ANIG4100

1:144 Northrop YRB-49A Aircraft kits (resin) Future Releases £79.19 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ANIG4101

1:144 Heinkel He-274 Aircraft kits (resin) Future Releases £79.19 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ANIG4102

1:144 Douglas XC-132 Aircraft kits (resin) Future Releases £106.19 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ANIG4103

1:144 Martin P7M-1 Submaster Aircraft kits (resin) Future Releases £88.19 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ANIG4107

Friday, September 13, 2019

1/144 Wing Kit Collection 17 "IJN & German Floatplane" - F-Toys


1/144 Wing Kit Collection 17 "IJN & German Floatplane" - F-Toys


There are 10 + ? kinds of toys.

-The wing kit collection that is completely familiar as a big staple of airplane toy, the 17th is a masterpiece seaplane collection of Japan and Germany.

- Aichi M6A Seiran, am attack aircraft developed for mounting on the submarine aircraft I400 Arashi.

-  Yokosuka E14Y 'Glen'. the first small water reconnaissance aircraft that succeeded in the first mainland bombing in the United States (Warrant Officer Nubuo Fujita) , from the I-25 submarine 

- German Kriegsmarine Arado Ar-196.

( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )

Release Date: November 2019
Source: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10635691

new image:

1/144 軍武.鐵道.商品情報第一帝國


1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw-190D-9 Cockpit Detail Set - Retro Kit



1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw-190D-9 Cockpit Detail Set - Retro Kit

Resin detail set designed to upgrade the Platz (and the Eduard re-edition of the Platz kit) Fw-190D-9 kits.

https://retrokitonline.net/product/focke-wulf-fw-190d-9-cockpit-detail-set

Price: €4.50
Available: September 2019

1/144 X-Wing Cockpit Detail Set - Retrokit




 

1/144 X-Wing Cockpit Detail Set - Retrokit
Resin set designed for the cockpit-less 1/144 Bandai X-Wing Fighter kit.  This particular set offers a ‘ILM’-style cockpit.  A vac-formed canopy is included along with a canopy resin plug for the making of additional vac-formed canopies if required.

https://retrokitonline.net/product/x-wing-cockpit-detail-set

Available: August 2019
Price: €5.00


1/144 X-Wing Fighter Landing Gear - Retrokit



1/144 X-Wing Fighter Landing Gear - Retrokit 

Resin set designed for the landing-gear-less 1/144 Bandai X-Wing Fighter kit.

https://retrokitonline.net/product/x-wing-fighter-landing-gear

Available: August 2019
Price: €5.00

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

1/144 BAe Harrier GR.1A/AV-8A/C 'First Generation' Mark I Models






BAe Harrier GR.1A/AV-8A/C 'First Generation' Mark I Models
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier “Jump Jet" is a British V/STOL aeroplane developed in the 1960s. The initial version, the Harrier GR.1, was based on the pre-production P.1127 (RAF) fighter, of which a batch of 60 was ordered for the RAF in 1967. A similar model-designated Mk.50, with simplified navigational/attack system, was exported to the United States as the AV-8A, for use by the Marine Corps and a total of 102 aircraft were delivered during the early 1970s. Some 60 aircraft were upgraded as the AV-8Cs by mid 1980s.

The Harrier GR.1/AV-8 was a single-seat fixed-wing all-metal monoplane powered by a R-R Pegasus turbojet (US designation F402), used for ground-attack, close air support, reconnaissance and fighter roles. It was fitted with two air intakes and four vectoring nozzles for directing the thrust generated by the engine. It had a tandem undercarriage and two outrigger landing gear units. External store hard points were installed for carrying a variety of weapons and external fuel tanks: two under each wing and one under the fuselage, while two Aden cannon gun pods could also be fitted beneath the fuselage.

The Harrier was a very innovative aeroplane and the only truly successful V/STOL design of the many that arose during that period of time and it became the versatile warrior of the RAF.

The Harrier GR.1 is also known to have won the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race between London and New York in May 1969, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the first transatlantic crossing.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1, XV741, White XV741, Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE), MoD/RAF, Boscombe Down Air Base, Wiltshire, U.K., flown by Flt.Lt. T. Lecky-Thompson during the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race, May 1969
2) Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1, XV759, No.233 OCU (Operational Conversion Unit), RAF, Wittering Air Base, Cambridgeshire, U.K., 1971
3) AV-8A Harrier (Hawker Siddeley Harrier Mk.50), BuNo 158707/WH12, White 12/Black WH, VMA-542 (Marine Attack Squadron 542) ‘Tigers’, US Marine Corps, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina (detachment MCAS Yuma, Arizona), U.S.A., 1974
4) AV-8C Harrier (Hawker Siddeley Harrier Mk.50), BuNo 159374/KD14, White 14/KD, VMAT-203 (Marine Attack Training Squadron 203) ‘Hawks’, US Marine Corps, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, U.S.A., mid-1980s

One injection-moulded kit is supplied in this box; it contains 54 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14486
£16.19




1/144 BAe Harrier GR.1/VA.1 Matador - Mark I Models




BAe Harrier GR.1/VA.1 Matador  Mark I Models 
BAe Harrier GR.1/VA.1 Matador The Hawker Siddeley Harrier “Jump JetË� is a British V/STOL aeroplane developed in the 1960s. The initial version, the Harrier GR.1, was based on the P.1127 (RAF) fighter and the first aircraft of a total of sixty for the RAF were delivered in the spring of 1969.

 The GR.1A was an upgraded version of the GR.1 having an uprated powerplant. 58 a/c of this model existed, of which 17 were new built and 41 modified from the GR.1. During the type’s service the RAF operated the Harrier fleet in West Germany as a deterrent against Warsaw Pact threat.
AV-8S was an export version of the AV-8A Harrier for the Spanish Navy. They were delivered in two batches of five (as the Harrier Mk.53 and Mk.55) in 1976 and 1980, respectively, and locally designated VA.1 Matador. They were retired in 1996 and sold to Thailand. The Royal Thai Navy acquired seven single-seat Harriers in 1998, but following problems keeping them operational they were stored and finally withdrawn in 2006.

The Harrier was a single-seat fixed-wing all-metal monoplane powered by a R-R Pegasus turbojet, used for ground-attack, close air support, reconnaissance and fighter roles. It was fitted with two air intakes and four vectoring nozzles for directing the thrust generated by the engine. It had a tandem undercarriage and two outrigger landing gear units. External store hard points were installed for carrying a variety of weapons and external fuel tanks: two under each wing and one under the fuselage, while two Aden cannon gun pods could also be fitted beneath the fuselage.

The Harrier was a very innovative aeroplane and the only truly successful V/STOL design of the many that arose during that period of time and it became the versatile warrior of the RAF.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1, XV782, Black D, No.4 Sq., RAF, Wildenrath Air Base, Germany, 1972-73
2) Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1A, XV755, Red 20, No.1(F) Sq., RAF, Wittering Air Base, Cambridgeshire, U.K., during Exercise ‘Sky Mist‘, Scotland, winter 1972/73
3) VA.1 Matador (Hawker Siddeley Harrier Mk.53/AV-8S), VA.1-3, 01-804, Black 4, 008 Esc. (Sq.), Spanish Navy (Arma Aerea de la Armada Española), Naval Station Rota, Spain, early 1990s
4) AV-8A Harrier (British Aerospace Harrier Mk.55), ex-VA.1 Matador, 161176 (ex-VA.1-8), Black 3108/8, No. 301 Sq., Royal Thai Navy (Kong Thap Ruea Thai), alternating between Royal Thai Naval Base U-Tapao and HTMS Chakri Naruebet (CVH-911), 1997

One injection-moulded kit is supplied in this box; it contains 54 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14487
£16.19