Monday, July 19, 2021

1/144 Battle of Britain - Pre-Orders - Beacon Models

 

Beacon Models: Now open for pre-orders! 

Beacon Models been working hard to get our new web shop built and ready for launch, and we are very happy to announce that the new website is now online and accepting orders! We have increased the number of kits that will be available in the range, and you will be able to select different variants of the kits on the product pages. For more information about pre-ordering, click the pre-order info button on the product pages.

https://beacon-models.com/our-shop/

Beacon Models are still offering bonuses and rewards with pre-orders which include:

  • Various squadron and unit decals.
  • Standing pilot figures.
  • Art print.
  • 50% off shipping for pre-orders over £130.
  • Discounted prices on pre-orders over £60.

Many of you supported us on Kickstarter, and we hope that you will enjoy the new products on offer.

Thanks again, and take care!

Will & Bryan.

Join the Beacon Models mailing list for updateshttps://mailchi.mp/752b649ccc7c/beacon-models-landing-page
and get a free bonus of a 1/144 Painting Masterclass PDF by Master painter Juan Villegas, or free 3D STL Files  you to 3D print at home or your local makerspace, with an RAF pilot and Luftwaffe pilot, with size options for 1:144, 1:72 and 1:48.


The different sets will have the same sprues, but come with different decals associated to the aircraft and type selected.  Pre-orders you can choose an additional free 'bonus' set of decals/figures at check out for each kit purchased.




Supermarine Spitfire vs Messerschmitt Bf109

Without a doubt, it is in large part because of these stories and the men behind them that the Battle of Britain has been so fascinating to generations that came afterwards. Our Spitfire Mk.I Vs Bf109E dogfight set depicts one such story, and it was difficult indeed to choose two pilots in two aircraft that fought in an encounter during the summer of 1940.

On September 5th 1940, Pilot Officer Gerald “Stapme” Stapleton of No. 603 Squadron RAF shot down a Bf109E-4 flow by Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, Gruppe Adjutant of Staab II/JG3. Records of the event indicate that P/O Stapleton – most probably flying Spitfire N.3196 “XT-L” – shot down Von Werra flying Bf109E “Black Chevron” over Marden, Kent on the morning of the 5th. 

He later wrote of the encounter: https://beacon-models.com/product/spitfire-mk-1-vs-bf109e/

For the "versus" set you get
1x Spit MK.I   P/O Stapleton decals, 
1x bf-109 E-4  - Von Werra decals.

https://beacon-models.com/product/spitfire-mk-1-vs-bf109e/
Pre-order delivery estimate: Q4 20211 (every pre-order kit receives a bonus items of your choice)
2x 610 Squadron RAF Decals
2x Battle of France Spitfire Decals
2x Battle of France bf.109 decals
2x Generic Spitfire Markings
2x Generic setd pf bf.109 decals decals
2x Spitfire Aces decals
2x bf.109 decals Aces decals
Chris Freeman Box Art Print
Spitfire and bf.109 pilot figures
Cycling through the variants


Supermarine Spitfire 
The legendary RAF fighter that saw service throughout the second world war. With its elegant lines and striking elliptical wing it has an unmistakable silhouette.

The Beacon Models Spitfire is 1:144 and comes in four variants, including the early MkI, MkIa, MkIIa/b, and the PR MkI Type G.

2x MkI, plus MK.I decals                       £15
2x MkIa, plus MK.I decals                     £15
2x MkIIa/b, plus MK.I decals                 £15
2x PR MkI Type G. plus MK.I decals    £15


Pre-order delivery estimate: Q4 20211 (every pre-order kit receives a bonus items of your choice)
2x 457 Squadron RAAF Decals
2x 610 Squadron RAF Decals
2x Battle of France Spitfire decals
2x Generic Spitfire Markings
2x Spitfire Aces decals
Chris Freeman Box Art Print
Spitfire and bf.109 pilot figures
Cycling through the variants!


Messerschmitt Bf109
The Bf109 served as the backbone of the Luftwaffe from the Spanish Civil War to the conclusion of WWII. The three highest scoring aces of all time flew variants of this aircraft, claiming a combined total of 928 victories.

Sets include four variants, including the E-1, E-3/4, E-7 and the E-7 Trop.
2x Bf.109 E-1, plus E-1 decals              £15 
2x Bf.109 E-3/4, plus E-3/4 decals        £15
2x Bf.109 E-7, plus E-3/4 decals           £15
2x Bf.109 E-7 Trop., plus E-3/4 decals  £15


Pre-order delivery estimate: Q4 20211 (every pre-order kit receives a bonus items of your choice)
2x Battle of France bf.109 decals
2x bf.109 decals Aces decals
2x Generic sets of bf.109 decals
Spitfire and bf.109 pilot figures


RAF Dispersal Diorama
Our RAF Dispersal Diorama kit is intended to be the perfect accompaniment to our 1:144 Spitfire and future RAF models in ‘The Few: Battle of Britain Collection’.

9 different items

Pre-order delivery estimate: Q4 20211 (every pre-order kit receives a bonus items of your choice)
2x 457 Squadron RAAF Decals
2x 610 Squadron RAF Decals
2x Battle of France Spitfire Decals
2x Generic Spitfire Markings
2x Spitfire Aces decals
Chris Freeman Box Art Print
Spitfire and bf.109 pilot figures


Friday, July 02, 2021

1/144 Czech Avia CS-199 - Miniwing


 
1/144 Czech Avia CS-199 - Miniwing

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

From the Czech Mini Wing 1/144 Avia CS-199 Full Resin Kit Information.

--The CS199 is a double-seat trainer developed and modified by Czech Avia from its S-199 fighter.

――The fuselage of this machine is the one of Bf109G-12 that was produced by Avia during the war, and the engine is equipped with Junkers Jumo 211F like S-199.

--This full resin kit comes with two vacuum canopies of the same type as the [Arad Ar96] that the late CS-199 was equipped with and two types of Czech army decals.

――When completed, the kit will have a total length of about 62 mm and a total width of about 69 mm.

――The details of the parts are sharp despite the compact scale of 1/144, and the attached decals are also clearly printed.

-It is a perfect kit for airfield dioramas.

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


Manufacturer : Miniwing
Scale : 1/144
Material         : Resin
Release Date : Aug(Jul. 2, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price     : 5,280 yen about 47.67 USD
Sales Price : 4,080 yen about 36.83 USD

** For European residents; you will probably get a better price from euro resellers **

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10796794










1/144 Army Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa(KI-43-1) 64th Hiko-Sentai (Plastic model) - Sweet Models

 1/144 Army Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa(KI-43-1) 64th Hiko-Sentai (Plastic model)  - Sweet Models

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

[The sound of the engine roars and falcons go. .. .. ]

-The set fighter [Falcon] was used by many units as the main fighter of the Army in all theaters throughout the Pacific War.

――Among them, in the southern invasion operation of the beginning of the war, the support from the air by the Hayabusa type of the 64th flight squadron led by Lieutenant Colonel Takeo Kato made a great contribution to the success of the operation and became famous as [Kato Hayabusa Combat Team].

[Easy to assemble [Pachi Pita! ] It is a kit]

--1/144 This is a Hayabusa type scale model. Two machines are included in one box.

――With the minimum number of parts to ensure that even beginners can assemble [Pachi Pita! ], The parts fitting accuracy has been maximized.

――Please pick up and check the detailed airframe mold based on the latest evidence.

――We have prepared as many decals as possible, including 6 decals, including Captain Katsushiro, as well as extra squadron marks and company commander signs. Made by the Italian cult graph company of high quality.

――The BOX illustration drawn by Yukihisa Fujita is the brave figure (?) and the cats in the army's summer flight suit.

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


Manufacturer : Sweet
Scale : 1/144
Release Date : Late Jul(Jul. 2, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price     : 2,090yen about 18.87 USD
Sales Price : 1,615yen about 14.58 USD

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10796612




Monday, June 28, 2021

1/144 JGSDF Vehicles - Pit Road


 1/144 JGSDF Vehicles - Pit Road

1/144 Ground Self-Defense Force Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle

同じく完全新金型のプラモデル「1/144 陸上自衛隊 16式機動戦闘車」のテストショットです(2021年秋発売予定・入り数/価格未定・写真は試作のパーツと、それを組み立てたものです。実際の製品とは異なる場合がありますが、ご了承ください)。

Translated from Japanese 

This is also a test shot of the completely new mold plastic model "1/144 Ground Self-Defense Force Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle" (scheduled to be released in the fall of 2021, the number of units / price undecided, the photo is a prototype part and its assembly. Please note that it may differ from the product of.

https://twitter.com/pitroad_plamo/status/1409364386955755521








1/144 Ground Self-Defense Force 99 type self-propelled 155mm crown cannon

新製品のテストショットが届きました! 完全新金型のプラモデル「1/144 陸上自衛隊 99式自走155mmりゅう弾砲」です(2021年秋発売予定・入り数/価格未定・写真は試作のパーツと、それを組み立てたものです。実際の製品とは異なる場合がありますが、ご了承ください)。

Translated from Japanese  

A test shot of the new product has arrived! It is a completely new mold plastic model "1/144 Ground Self-Defense Force 99 type self-propelled 155mm crown cannon" (scheduled to be released in the fall of 2021 / quantity / price undecided / photo is a prototype part and its assembly. Please note that it may differ from the product).

https://twitter.com/pitroad_plamo/status/1409364235054841862






1/144 Soviet "LUN" Class Ekranoplan - TAKOM

 



1/144 Soviet "LUN" Class Ekranoplan - TAKOM

An unexpected release from TAKOM, who are not afraid to do the unexpected (Except for releasing the P.1500 😀).  This will be quite large, but at least it doesnt have a huge wingspan - so, it (possibly)  should fit on a shelf at least.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun-class_ekranoplan


Release Date: 2021

Price: tbc?


Source: https://www.facebook.com/TAKOM-354803674728188

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


1/144 US SEALION Combatant Craft Heavy (CCH) (Plastic model)- Mikr Mir

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

-Sea Lion (Sea Air Land Insertion, Observation and Neutralization) is a stealth boat for Navy SEALs developed in the United States.

-Inside, it can carry two Shields units and two Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (combat assault reconnaissance boats), and is equipped with a radar and a forward-looking infrared device.

――This ship can also be transported by the stern hangar of the amphibious assault ship and the C-5 / C-17 transport aircraft.

――During the operation, most of the hull is submerged and sailed to improve stealth, but when ascending, ballast water is drained from the ballast tanks installed on the left and right sides of the hull and ascended.

--This injection plastic kit comes with a painted mask sticker and a stand.

――When completed, the total length will be about 150 mm.

--Completely new mold

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

http://www.hisutton.com/SEALION%20and%20Alligator%20stealth%20boats.html


Manufacturer : Mikro Mir
Scale : 1/144
Release Date : Aug(Jun. 22, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price         : 4,510yen about 40.89USD
Sales Price : 3,485yen about 31.6USD

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10793874





Monday, June 21, 2021

1/144 Weapon Series 2 Mitsubishi A7M2 Reppu/Type 4 Tank Chi-To Production Type - Beaver Corp





1/144 Weapon Series 2 Mitsubishi A7M2 Reppu/Type 4 Tank Chi-To Production Type - Beaver Corp

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

-The collaboration series [1/144 Weapon Series 2] by Beaver Corporation and Fox One Design is a bonus kit with [Type 4 Chi-To (Mass production type)] and [Type 94 Six-wheeled Motor Vehicle]. Is included, and decals are also set.


――This product is a resin kit.
――It is necessary to shape the sprue and burrs for assembly. At that time, various tools are required.
――Parts are very fine and thin.
--Please be careful not to damage or lose it when assembling.
* For intermediate and advanced users.
* This product is made by a 3D printer.
* Absolute ethanol is suitable for cleaning parts, but please avoid using it.
* Generally, it is recommended to wash with a neutral detergent. Also, cleaning with acetone may erode parts.
* The image is an assembled and painted kit.

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

Price:  3,864 Yen, 35 USD, 29.41 EUR ,25.14 GBP
Release Date  July 2021 (Japan)

















Thursday, June 17, 2021

1/144 Unionist 13-inch Coastal Mortar - Heroes Models

 


1/144 Unionist 13-inch Coastal Mortar - Heroes Models

Heroes Models have produced another excellent diorama (see also their SE Asia Buddhist Temple that would feature nicely in a 'Vietnam' era diorama 1-144-buddhist-temple-ruins)

This kit comes with a range of mixed media items, including a wooden mortar base and even metal ball bearing to act as your mortar shot'! 

The figures are well cast and will test your eyesight to paint the piping on the collars and cuffs of the period uniforms.

Note: The diorama picture includes mounts and bases not included in this kit, but demonstrate the quality and level of detail you can achieve in producing a vignette in this scale! 

A ready to assemble resin model in 1/144 scale to represent the 13-inch Coastal Mortar called “The Dictator” used during American Civil War.

8 resin pieces 

- Two Unionist artilleryman figures, with a barrel 

- Laser engraved wood base

- Four metal mortar shells

- Information, assembly and painting guide.


Price: 9,00€ + Shipping.

https://heroesmodels.it/shop/models/1-144-the-dictator-unionist-13-inch-mortar/






The slight distortion on this image is due to my camera lens.

If you like the American Civil War period, keep an eye out for the forthcoming Mikr-Mir releases of the Iron Clad Monitor ships.


Review sample supplied by Heroes Models.