Friday, April 30, 2021



 

1/144  Churchill Mk IV (x6) - Victrix Models

This set includes 6 superbly detailed 12mm/1:144 scale tanks and a decal sheet.(Injected Plastic)

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

The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV Churchill was a British heavy infantry tank used in the Second World War, best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around tracks with multiple bogies, its ability to climb steep slopes, and its use as the basis of many specialist vehicles.

https://www.victrixlimited.com/products/churchill

Price: £22 GBP

Available: April 2021

https://www.victrixlimited.com/collections/victrix-games








Wednesday, April 28, 2021

1/144 US Air Force B-52G - Great Wall Hobby(GWH)

 




1/144 US Air Force B-52G - Great Wall Hobby(GWH)

New variant...

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235082412-1144-boeing-b-52g-h-stratofortress-by-great-wall-hobby-gwh-pit-road-b-52h-released-new-b-52g-variant-in-2021/page/2/

https://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=GW-L1009


Estimated Price: $37USD
Estimated Release: TBC

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

1/144 Lockheed SP-2H Neptune - U.S.Navy - Welsh Models

 



1/144  Lockheed SP-2H Neptune - U.S.Navy. 
Resin kit with metal undercarriage, props and clear canopies, with decals by Cranc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-2_Neptune

£53.89p UK 
£48.50p Rest of World
http://www.welshmodels.co.uk/MT65.html
http://www.welshmodels.co.uk/MTS144.html

We probably do not feature new Welsh Models kits as much as we should, typically for the more skilled modeller there are a great range of Vac-Form and/or Resin based kits or conversions that are not available from other manufacturers.

Please not that the Welsh Models website does not have SSL certificates. Many of the kits can be obtained from Hannants etc...

 




1/144 Lockheed SP-2H Neptune Water Bomber - Hawkins and Powers Aviation. 
Resin kit with metal undercarriage, props and clear canopies with decals by Cranc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-2_Neptune

1/144 North-American T-28B TROJAN (USN + USMC) - Miniwing.cz

 


 

1/144 North-American T-28B TROJAN (USN + USMC)  - Miniwing.cz

2 plastic kits (Injected Plastic), 3 decals versions, BOXED Version 

 - US MArine Corp - VMIT-10 Marine Instrument Training Squadrom - 1957
 - US Navy VT-27 Primary Traiing Squadron - 1975
 - US Navey - VU-3 Utility Squadron (Drone Controller)- 1960

Estimated Release Date: 2021 
Estimated Cost: £13GBP
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MINI346




1/144 Sud Aviation T-28S FENNEC - Miniwing.cz




 1/144 Sud Aviation T-28S FENNEC  - Miniwing.cz 

2 plastic kits (Injected Plastic), 3 decals versions, BOXED Version

- Royal Moroccan Air Force
- Avacion Naval Uruguaya 1983 ( 
- Armee de L'air - Escaradrilles d'Aviation Legeer d'Appui 

Estimated Release Date: 2021 
Estimated Cost: £13GBP
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MINI345








1/144 Avia CS-99 (Bf 109G-10 variant) Czech Airforce - Miniwing.cz

 


1/144 Avia CS-99 (Bf 109G-10 variant) Czech Airforce - Miniwing.cz

Two-seat training variant rebuilt from post war Avia S-199 (Avia S-99 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 variant assembled postwar in Czechoslovakia. Avia factory designation was C.10)

This is a reboxing of the 2007 RESIN kit from FE-RESIN, with new screen printed decals. There is a possibility that some parts from the Mark. I bf-109 kits may be included (subject confirmation)

Two Schemes will be supplied:
- Kbely Air Museum
- Polish Airforce 1950

It is not clear at this point, if this will be a box or bag kit.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Beacon Models - Kickstarter Campaign



 Beacon Models - Kickstarter Campaign

As you can see, we have pre-launch stretch goals, with a prize draw and extra free goodies for all backers. To unlock these, we want to reach as many followers as possible. So to all our wonderful early supporters, we now need you more than ever! Please share these posts and the Kickstarter links among your friends and communities, and help get as many people following the Kickstarter page as well as our other social media pages. We will also be doing marketing in the next few weeks before launch, so expect to be joined by many new recruits! Thank you all so much for supporting us for so long. We have learned to much along the way and we hope it will result in a smooth campaign and amazing model kits, with many more to come in future!

Register for news and updates: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beacon-models/the-few-part-1

Kickstarter GO LIVE ON THE 18TH OF MAY 2021!!

Follow on:

https://www.facebook.com/beaconmodels

https://www.instagram.com/beacon_models/

*** Posted in support of Beacon Models, using their text ***

This should be a very exciting campaign that could be the start of a whole new range of products in 1/144. Starting here with the first in a potential series of "Battle of Britain" kits.

Prototype Images (Packaging)


Prototype Images (Spitfire - Kit Version)


Prototype Images (Bf-109 - War Game Version)




Prototype Images (CAD Models)





Monday, April 19, 2021

1/144 Convair B-36D Peacemaker USAF Heavy Bomber - Roden

 


1/144 Convair B-36D Peacemaker USAF Heavy Bomber - Roden

A new later variant of the B-36 has shown up for pre-order (no affiliation) at this site, so as suspected Roden are releasing a number of variants of thier recent kit (B-36B Early Type)

B-36D

Same as B-36B, but fitted with four J47-GE-19 engines, two each in two underwing pods, 22 built and 64 conversions from B-36B.


https://www.kitlinx.com/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=ROD337&title=Convair-B-36D-Peacemaker-USAF-Heavy-Bomber---Pre-Order-Item

https://www.metrohobbies.com.au/collections/model-kits-aircraft-military/products/roden-337-1-144-convair-b-36d-peacemaker

Interestingly,   these are up on pre-order at Hannants: 

Convair B-36B Peacemaker Multiple marking options for USAF B-36 Peacemaker strategic Cold War bombers. [B-36D), Manufacturer:Caracal Decals




1/11 Platz/F-Toys Reboxes (F-35A,F/A-18,Eurofighter and F-4EJ)


 
JASDF F-35A Lightning II (Set of 2) (Plastic model)
A set of 2 aircraft parts made by Ftoys.
JASDF Schemes
The decal is made by Italian Cartograph.
Manufacturer : Platz , F-Toys
Scale : 1/144
Series : Flying Color Selection
Release Date : Jul(Apr. 19, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price : 2,640 yen about 24.29USD
Sales Price : 2,040 yen about 18.77USD
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10776972


F/A-18A Hornet RAAF (Set of 2) (Plastic model) 

A set of 2 aircraft parts made by Ftoys.
Royal Australian Air Force 
The decal is made by Italian Cartograph.

Manufacturer : Platz , F-Toys
Scale : 1/144
Series : Flying Color Selection
Release Date : Jun(Apr. 19, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price : 2,640 yen about t24.29USD
Sales Price : 2,040 yen about 18.77USD
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10776965


Eurofighter Typhoon (Set of 2) (Plastic model)
JASDF F-35A Lightning II (Set of 2) (Plastic model)
A set of 2 aircraft parts made by Ftoys.
For marking, select the machines used in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
The decal is made by Italian Cartograph.
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10776961


JASDF F-4EJ Kai Phantom II No.440 `Last Phantom` (Plastic model)
1x Aircraft parts made by Ftoys.
Manufacturer : Platz , F-Toys
Scale : 1/144
Release Date : Jun(Apr. 19, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price : 1,980 yen about 18.22USD
Sales Price : 1,530 yen about 14.08USD
The marking firmly reproduces the appearance of the mark of the 301st Squadron drawn on the tail wing.
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10777031

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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

1/144 Imperial Chinese Navy Peiyang Squadron ship "Ping Yuen" - BRONCO (updated)

 


1/144 Imperial Chinese Navy Peiyang Squadron ship "Ping Yuen" - BRONCO

Updated 13/04/2021

Type: Complete model
Released: 2021 | First edition - a new tool
Topic: Ironclad coastal battleship Pingyuan » Battleships (Ships)

https://www.scalemates.com/cs/kits/bronco-kb14005-imperial-chinese-navy-ping-yuen--1343124

No further details have surfaces so far, though previous releases in this range have also included decals and photoetched parts,.

http://www.cn-bronco.com/en/m/product/html/?457.html


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Manufacturer : Bronco Model
Scale         : 1/144
Release Date : May(Apr. 9, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price         : 4,620yen    about    42.29USD
Sales Price : 3,570ye    nabout    32.68USD

Full length: approx 41cm.

The Japanese Navy has been captured and operated for about 10 years, and has participated in the Russo-Japanese War.

The total length of the kit is about 41 cm.
-Handrails and ladders on the mast are reproduced with etched parts.
--Decals for the Imperial Chinese Navy flag are included
--Heien is the first domestically built warship in the Qing dynasty.
-Armor was imported from France and armor was imported from Germany.

The ship name at the time of construction was [Ryuei], but it was changed to [Heien] when it was transferred to the Beiyang Fleet.

In the Battle of the Yalu River in the Sino-Japanese War, you engaged with [Matsushima] and caused damage, but you also damaged yourself and withdrew to Weihaiwei.
--It was captured by the Japanese Army in 1895 and incorporated into the Japanese Navy under the same ship name.
--On the way back from the patrol during the Russo-Japanese War's Siege of Port Arthur (September 18, 1905), it sank due to a mine.

--The main gun is a Krupp 26 cm gun mounted on a single turret. It was a large caliber gun for the time.
--Overall length 60m, displacement 2100 tons
--Two reciprocating engines, speed 10.5 knots

 1 26cm main gun, 2 15cm secondary guns, 5 torpedo tubes
--Armor up to 229mm

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