Albatros Productions see out 2016 with the winter issue of Windsock. As usual there’s plenty of reading to keep early aviation enthusiasts busy as the nights draw in. The conclusion of Harry Woodman’s update of his classic Modelling Vintage Aircraft In Plastic Card examines painting techniques and also brings back many happy memories for me as Harry recalls his introduction of photo-etching to the wider modelling world via the pages of Scale Models in the early 1970s. There are research articles, including colour features on the Pfalz D.III and Sopwith Camel, while Lance Krieg goes to town on Roden’s Nieuport 28. Wrapping everything up, Kitbag examines many of the latest kits and accessories, with a selection ranging from 1:720 Zeppelins right up to the SPAD XIII in 1:24.
This year’s Christmas card from Ray Rimell is accompanied by the shock news that Albatros Productions won’t be issuing any fresh titles for a while. However, the disappointment that all vintage aviation enthusiasts will inevitably feel is tempered somewhat by Ray informing me today that the next Modelling Special is planned for later next year - and it will certainly be worth waiting for, the subject being the forthcoming Wingnut Wings Sopwith Camel!
Noy's Miniatures have added a new offering to their diorama range : Soviet Fighter Hangar Set. It is offered in the popular 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 & 1/144 scales.
Duplicata Productions is a Canadian company providing modellers with accurately reproduced, high quality model and diorama accessories with great price.
Here we present the most recent items they have added.
At last the November Model of the Month has been chosen. This month it was a difficult choice.
New announcement from Sam publications of their latest Scaled Down MDF The Northrop F-5 Tiger.
Wrapping up this year’s releases, Tommy’s War introduces its ingenious trench diorama series that lets you choose a base and a side, creating that ideal scenario for displaying your World War I figures.
ARMOR 35 keeps expanding their range of Soviet railway equipment and military munitions.
DN Models have sent in details of two mask sets for the Kinetic 1/48th F-16I Sufa that have been released.
Two new releases by Minicraft Models sees a 1/72nd PBM-5 and a new tool EC-135C in 1/144th.
ICM Holding have sent in the box art work and some CAD pictures of their future 1/48th release of the WWII Soviet Fighter the I-16 type 24.
NH Detail are to release a set for A-Models 1/72nd Beriev Be-10.
Two 1/32 decal sheets coming for the new Roden L-19/O-1 Bird Dog.
Tiger Productions has informed us of their new Custom Dioramics bases, either round, oval or rectangular, with different types of cobblestone.
Italeri presents a new Battle Set with a base, vehicles and figures for the Battle of Arras, in France 1940.
A.W.C. Models are about to release the there first kit Mil Mi-8 MTV/17
Zevzda are about to re-release the Mil Mi - 26 HALO helicopter in 1/72nd scale
Italeri have re-released the Jaguar A in 1/72nd scale with a new super decals sheet.
New for December from Italeri is one new tool 1/48th scale Helicopter and a reissue of a 1/48th scale Italian fighter
Three new 1/48 decal sheets coming for A-4 Skyhawks in Vietnam
The arrival of December 1st means two things:
1) 24 more model shopping days until Christmas (be sure to tell the family);
2) The November MOM contest entrants are now available for your scrutiny. It's time to pick your favourite.
The Great War ended in November. Quite fittingly, all of our entrants come from that time 100 years ago.
In time for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor,
Detail & Scale is pleased to announce the release of their expanded
75th Anniversary Digital Edition of, "Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant."
Masking disruptive camo on aircraft is normally a prolonged affair, but DN Models have released a 1/48th mask set for the BAE Harrier Gr.7/9 in Artic paint schemes.
Drakkar has a new set of bones in resin for diorama decoration.
Gordon Upton has sent us details of two comprehensive resin conversion sets for the Mil Mi 14PS Haze C and Mil 8 MTV5 / Mil 17V5.