Wednesday, July 29, 2020

1/144 F-104 Starfighter / F-4 Phantom II Upgrades by Rescue Models



1:144 F-104 exhaust nozzle, early type (General Electric J79-GE-11A) for Revell, Mark I model Starfighter kit.
Item reference number: 144010
Recommended kit: 1:144 Revell, Mark I. model
Content of the kit: 3. pcs. pure grey resin parts
https://rescuemodels.com/en/product/144-f-104-exhaust-nozzle-early-type-144010/
Available: July 2020
Price 4.55 GBP


1:144 F-4 Phantom II late type resin wheel set for Platz model kit.
Item reference number: 144014
Recommended kit: 1:144 Platz

Content of the kit: 4. pcs. pure grey resin wheels, Kabuki-type paint mask for the wheels.
https://rescuemodels.com/en/product/144-f4-phantom-late-wheel-set-144014/
Available: July 2020
Price 4.55 GBP

See other 1/144 items by Rescue Models: https://rescuemodels.com/product-category/1-144/

Sunday, July 26, 2020

1/144 F-15 Kai Eagleplus (Plastic model) - HMA Garage






1/144 F-15 Kai Eagleplus (Plastic model) - HMA Garage

Manufacturer : HMA Garage
Scale : 1/144
Original : Mobile Police Patlabor
Release Date : Late Nov2020
Sales Price : 2,704yen about25.48USD

-Mobile Police Patlabor 2 the Movie
-Eagle plus is still popular 27 years after the movie was released
-1/144 scale finally plastic model kit!!

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

HMA Garage next release is another film(movie) tie-in, the last being Clint Eastwood "Firefox" MiG-32 (What-if). This release is a Japanese Anime creation based on the F-15 that featured in the Anime "Patlabor 2 the Movie"

It appears to come with the option for at least two decal schemes (Hi-viz & low-Vis) plus a range of serial numbers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patlabor_2:_The_Movie

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124770/








機動警察パトレイバー2 the Movie: F-15改イーグル・プラス

Monday, July 20, 2020

1/144 SF-260 International Trainer - Heroes Models


1/144 SF-260 International Trainer - Heroes Models

Ready to assemble resin model in 1/144 scale with clear resin canopy and canopy masks.
Silk print waterslide decals for 6 aircraft used as a trainer.


The SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 (now Leonardo SF-260)[4] is an Italian light aircraft which has been commonly marketed as a military trainer and aerobatics aircraft.

The SF.260 was designed by Italian aircraft designer Stelio Frati, while production work originally performed by Milan-based aviation manufacturer Aviamilano. On 15 July 1964, the first prototype performed its maiden flight (then designated F.260). Shortly thereafter, responsibility for production was transferred to SIAI Marchetti, who had purchased the rights to the design; manufacturing continued to be performed by this firm until the company was bought by Aermacchi in 1997.

The SF.260 has been largely sold to military customers as a trainer and light combat aircraft. In addition, there have been limited civil sales to private operators; during the late 1960s, the type was marketed in the United States under the name Waco Meteor. Armed military versions, sold as the SF.260W Warrior, proved to be popular with smaller air forces, which could arm the type for use in the close air support role. Both piston-powered and turboprop-powered models have been developed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIAI-Marchetti_SF.260

Price: 20,00€ TAX included
Available: July 2020

A kit of the SF.260 "Warrior" with armanants is also planned.

https://heroesmodels.it/shop/models/1-144-sf-260-international-trainer-resin-kit/



Thursday, July 16, 2020

1/144 Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless MIDWAY - Brengun




1/144 Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless MIDWAY - Brengun

Catalog number: BRP144014

http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/sbd-3-dauntless-midway-1741

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

Plastic construction kit

Price: 11.85 EUR (incl. VAT)

Available: July 2020

1/144 Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless CORAL SEA - Brengun



1/144 Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless CORAL SEA - Brengun

Catalog number: BRP144013

http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/sbd-3-dauntless-coral-sea-1740

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

Plastic construction kit

Price: 11.85 EUR (incl. VAT)

Available: July 2020



1/144 Nakajima Ki-43-I (Platz kit) - Brengun



1/144 Ki-43-I (Platz kit) - Brengun

Catalog number: BRL144163

http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/ki-43-i-(platz-kit)-1742

PE parts for Platz kit

Price: 8.68 EUR (incl. VAT)

Available: July 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

1/144 High Spec Series Vol.6 F-35 Lightning II Phase 2 - F-Toys


1/144 High Spec Series Vol.6 F-35 Lightning II Phase 2 - F-Toys

Reissue of Series 5 molds for the F-35A, along with new mold for F-35B.

Apparently,Series 5 was hugely popular in Japan....

High Spec Series Vol.6 F-35 Lightning II Phase 2 (Set of 10) (Plastic model)

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-Popular!! The second version of the F-35 Lightning II is here!
-The long-awaited [F-35B] lineup with a completely new mold!

-In addition to the state-of-the-art stealth fighter [F-35A], the long-awaited [F-35B] lineup is available.

-The F-35B can reproduce the deployment form of the air intake at the time of takeoff and landing, which is the greatest feature of STOVL (Short takeoff vertical landing) aircraft, by replacing parts.

-Please enjoy it together with the development of weapon bay of F-35A.

[1.F-35A CTOL (normal takeoff and landing)]
-1-a, F-35A JASDF
-1-b, F-35A US Air Force
-1-c, F-35A Australian Air Force
-1-d, F-35A Italian Air Force

[2.F-35B STVOL (Short takeoff vertical landing) aircraft]
-2-a, F-35B JASDF (Complete new mold)
-2-b, F-35B U.S. Marine Corps VMX-1 1st Marine Practical Test Squadron (complete new mold)
-2-c, F-35B US Marine Corps `Green Knights` (complete new mold)
-2-d, F-35B Royal Air Force (complete new mold)
-2-e, F-35B Italian Air Force (complete new mold)

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https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10710062

Expected Release: October 2020
Expected Price: 7,600 Yen / 70USD / 56GBP / 62Euro / 102AUD

Alternative Decals:
http://landinggear.web.fc2.com/f35jasdf.html









Wednesday, July 01, 2020

1/144 Hobby Gacha WWII Fighter Collection Japanese Aircraft - TAKARATOMY ART



1/144 Hobby Gacha WWII Fighter Collection Japanese Aircraft - TAKARA TOMY ART

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Miniatures of "Zero Fighter" & "Gale" are here! "
Hobby Gacha WWII Fighter Collection Japanese aircraft" released in mid-July

TAKARATOMY ARTS will release the gacha product "Hobby Gacha WWII Fighter Collection Japanese Aircraft" in mid-July. The price is 300 yen (tax included) once.

 This product is pre-painted with 1/144 scale models of the 
"Type 0 fighter plane 21" that was active at the time of the outbreak of war, the power-up type" 
"22 type zero battle", and the 
"4 type fighter ship wind". 

Partially assembled miniature model. A variable pedestal that allows you to adjust the flight attitude is set for all types, and you can decorate it with a vibrant attitude that you like.

 The line-up is 
"Type 0 Fighter 21 Type (A6M2b)" light gray white and dark green, 
"Type 0 Fighter 22 Type (A6M3)" dark green camouflage and dark green, 
"Type 4 Fighter Gale (K84)" All 6 types of solid silver and dark green.

 The size of the Zero Fighter 21 is about 63 x 83 mm (total length x width), and the gale is about 69 x 78 mm (total length x width).

Available: Mid July 2020
Price:     300 yen (tax included - each item)

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So, obviously at 300 Yen these are not going to be the best examples of these aircraft ever. However, if you compare the quality of these aircraft to the early Yujin or Furuta Gacha aircraft - you can see how much the manufacturing process has improved in the last 10 years to be able to issue these at a higher level of quality for the same price!

Also, though not at the level or quality of  Takara "Wings of the Luftwaffe" or Tomytech "GiMix" series, its nice to see them showing 1/144 aircraft some interest...

 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (キ84 疾風 Gale) The Allied reporting name was "Frank"; the Japanese Army designation was Army Type 4 Fighter (四式戦闘機, yon-shiki-sentō-ki). The Ki-84 is generally considered the best Japanese fighter to operate in large numbers during the conflict.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajima_Ki-84

The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" is a long-range fighter aircraft; The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 carrier fighter (零式艦上戦闘機, rei-shiki-kanjō-sentōki), or the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen.

The A6M was usually referred to by its pilots as the Reisen (零戦, zero fighter), "0" being the last digit of the imperial year 2600 (1940) when it entered service with the Imperial Navy.
The official Allied reporting name was "Zeke", although the use of the name "Zero" (from Type 0) was used colloquially by the Allies as well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A6M_Zero

Source: https://hobby.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1257610.html

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["Type 0 shipboard fighter type 21 (A6M2b)"]







["Type 0 Ship Fighter Type 22 (A6M3)"]






["Type 4 Fighter Gale (K84)"]