Tuesday, June 30, 2020



1/144 Martin XB-51 - Foxone Design Studio

3D Printed Kit (or, Resin)?

The Martin XB-51 was an American trijet ground-attack aircraft. It was designed in 1945 and made its maiden flight in 1949. It was originally designed as a bomber for the United States Army Air Forces under specification V-8237-1 and was designated XA-45. The "A" ground-attack classification was eliminated the next year, and the XB-51 designation was assigned instead.

The requirement was for low-level bombing and close support. The XB-51 lost out in evaluation to the English Electric Canberra which - built by Martin - entered service as the Martin B-57 Canberra.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_XB-51 (which was an excellent aircraft )

A first for Foxone, this kit is branded under the Beaver Corporation banner, which is curious as traditionally Beaver Corporation as an importer and distributor of foreign kits into Japan. That said, they do seem to have promoted/distributed previous Foxone releases domestically in Japan - it would seem the relationship is growing?
http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/lineup.html

Though the XB-51 was a big bird, the kit is not cheap!

Available: Late July
Price: 55 USD
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10705926







1/144 Cadillac Cage V-100 Commando armored car. Heroes Models




1/144 Cadillac Cage V-100 Commando armored car. Heroes Models


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Gage_Commando

Available: June 2020
PRice: 13€

https://heroesmodels.it/shop/models/1-144-v-100-commando-vietnam-war/



Thursday, June 25, 2020

1/144 Lippisch P.13a (2 injected kits in box) w/ resin Kettenkrad tractor - Armory Models





1/144 Lippisch P.13a (2 injected kits in box) w/ resin Kettenkrad tractor - Armory Models

Armory's next release in their "Wunderwaffe" series is the Lippish P.13a.
Two plastic injected kits, clear canopies, decals and their resin Kettenkrad.

Estimated release date: June/July 2020
Estimated price: ???

https://www.facebook.com/armorymodelsgroup
http://www.armoryhobbyshop.com/


also various 1/144 weighted wheel

AR AW14011 - 1/144 Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum wheels w/ weighted tires, early
AR AW14012 - 1/144 Antonov An-10/12 Cub wheels
AR AW14016 - 1/144 Sukhoj Su-24 Fencer wheels w/ weighted tires, late
AR AW14305 - 1/144 AH-64 Apache wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14306 - 1/144 SH-60 SeaHawk wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14307 - 1/144 UH-60 Black Hawk wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14311 - 1/144 F-14D Tomcat late type wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14402 - 1/144 AVRO "Vulcan" wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14403 - 1/144 H.P. "Victor" wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14404 - 1/144 A.W. "Valiant" wheels w/ weighted tires









Wednesday, June 24, 2020

1/144 Convair B-36B (Early) Peacemaker - By Roden



1/144 Convair B-36B (Early) Peacemaker - By Roden

No further information, see Rodens Facebook Page 
https://www.facebook.com/RodenKits/photos/pcb.3667839006565825/3667985529884506/?type=3&theater

Lets hope it is cheaper than their C-5

Available: ?????

Friday, June 19, 2020




Death Star Display Stands

Retrokit have release a set of four Star Wars Death Star inspired diorama tiles designed to be used with the 1/144 Bandai X-Wing Release. They also come with replacement stand inserts, or the original Bandai parts could be substituted.

Theses are cast in resin and come without paint.







Death Star Display Stand Tile #1 Turbolaser Turret
5cm x 5cm, 3-part resin display stand designed for the 1/144 Bandai X-Wing Fighter kit.
Small Bagged Kit.  In Production.
Price: €7.00 Euro
Available: June 2020

https://retrokitonline.net/product/death-star-display-stand-tile-1-turbolaser-turret



Death Star Display Stand Tile #2 Shield Generator
5cm x 5cm, 3-part resin display stand designed for the 1/144 Bandai X-Wing Fighter kit.
Small Bagged Kit.  In Production.
Price: €7.00 Euro
Available: June 2020

https://retrokitonline.net/product/death-star-display-stand-tile-2-shield-generator



Death Star Display Stand Tile #3 Industrial Sector
5cm x 5cm, 3-part resin display stand designed for the 1/144 Bandai X-Wing Fighter kit.
Small Bagged Kit.  In Production.
Price: €7.00 Euro
Available: June 2020

https://retrokitonline.net/product/death-star-display-stand-tile-3-industrial-sector



Death Star Display Stand Tile #4 City Sprawl
5cm x 5cm, 3-part resin display stand designed for the 1/144 Bandai X-Wing Fighter kit.
Small Bagged Kit.  In Production.
Price: €7.00 Euro
Available: June 2020

https://retrokitonline.net/product/death-star-display-stand-tile-4-city-sprawl


Upgrades for the Bandai X-Wing are also available:
https://retrokitonline.net/product/x-wing-fighter-landing-gear

https://retrokitonline.net/product/x-wing-cockpit-detail-set
https://retrokitonline.net/product/x-wing-cockpit-detail-set-ep-v-style
https://retrokitonline.net/product/x-wing-fighter-cockpit-detail-set-ep-iv-style