1:48 Fw-189 A1 Night Fighter (1:48)
Guido Hopp has sent us details of the next in Great Wall's series of Fw 189 Uhus.
1:72 Saab J-21R (1:72)
MPM Production have sent us photos of their brand new Special Hobby kit of the incredible Saab J-21 twin-boom jet.
Polish Decal Team has announced on their website some more details of their new decal set for the Polish Tupolev Tu-154M dedicated to the Zvezda kit in 1/144 scale.
MPM Production have sent us details of their latest releases, with new versions of their Boomerang and Maryland in 1:48, and a Meteor Mk.1 in 1:72.
Changing its title from ‘Military Aircraft Monthly’, ‘Model Aircraft’ has now found a blueprint to meet the needs of a readership interested in both modelling, and real aircraft. First and foremost it’s a modellers’ magazine, and therefore will mix kit builds and conversions with historical and reference pieces, but with the focus always on information and images that will be of benefit to those building in scale. Regular authors include Dr. Alfred Price, Jack Herris, whose WWI articles couple in-depth research with a seemingly inexhaustible database of historical photographs, Nico Braas, a well known author and historian, whose archive material on post-war and ‘classic’ subjects has excited considerable comment, and Robin Polderman, whose astonishing photo-shoots cover aviation events worldwide
AZ-Model are releasing a 1/72nd Spitfire L.F.Mk.Vb, and a couple of MiG 17's.
Following their acquisition of Master Details from USA as reported last month, Maulcor has announced the first new kit in the revitalized Master Details range.
CMK have relased details of their March line-up, with the TSR.2 and AH-64 being treated to plenty of details in 1:72, plus a full 1:48 resin kit of the North American P-64 as part of the Planet Models range.
1/72 Buzzard's from AZ. (1:72)
AZ Models have not released any images of the plastic for the Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard, but they have released possible marking choices. The Polish Buzzard looks pretty spectacular with it's pyjamas on.
AZ Models have released the first image of their 1/48 Heinkel He-70, that will be hopefully released in the near future. The image shows the beautiful shape of the wing and the unusual way the wing roots have been created. It will be interesting seeing the AZ He-70 develop.
All WWII subjects this month, the Liberator turbo supercharger catch the eye. Other release are for:
1/32 A-4E Skyhawk (1:32)
Weekend has started nicely for me with Trumpeter releasing their 1/32 A-4E Skyhawk. It looks as if there are plenty of good feature with this release and also plenty of things to hang from the wings.
The 1.48 cockpit set for the Hobby boss A-7E Corsiar II and the wheel bays for the Hasegawa F-22A Raptor look a must buy if you have the two kits in question. In 1.72 the ACES II ejection seat comes with etched seat harnesses and Raptor A cockpit set will be a great update for the Revell kit. The canopy sill is a real bonus.
Dear Friends. For general release at the AMPS International show in early April and on our web site on 4/15. We present 4 more Sunken Road sections/bases from our sister company Tiger Productions Diorama Products
1/32 Spitfire Vb Hobbyboss. (1:32)
Hobbyboss have released images of the sprues and decals of their 1/32 Spitfire Vb, which has just recently been released. It looks as if the gun acces panels will be transparent giving you the option of displaying the guns.
Some very tasty releases from Aires this month. The cockpits of the Bf 109GF-2/F-4 and the EF 2000A Typhoon grab the eye as well as the Su-25K Frogfoot A wheel bay. The Aerobonus item are very useful accessories for the diorama builders. I particularly like the fire extinguisher.
Stratus has announced a new book in their line up: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"
Pavla has sent images of their forthcoming resin detail sets for the recently released 1/48 Airfix Sea Vixen FAW.2. There will be four releases altogether: a cockpit set, MB.Mk4-DSA Ejection Seats, a vac formed Canopy and finally a detail set for the airbrake. I have to say they look very good.
1/72 Canadair Sabre F.4 (1:72)
Airfix have released their 1/72 new tool of the Canadair Sabre F.4/North American F-86E(M).
1/72 Supermarine Attackers. (1:72)
AZ Models have announced the release of three different boxings of the Supermarine Attacker. The Attacker is certainly not the best looking aircraft ever to come from the drawing board of the Supermarine factory, but still a distinctive one. How many operational jets do you know with a tail wheel? Apparently the jet blast made quite a mess of grass airfields.
Wolfpack Designs have released a number of resin detail sets this month for 1/72 scale kits. They include a cockpit set for the Academy F-22, just the ejector seat for the Academy F-22 and a flap down set for the Hasegawa F-4EJ Kai JASDF Phantom II.
1/48 Decals. Mirage 2000. (1:48)
Felipe C. Miranda from FCM Decals based in Brazil are to release set of 1/48 decals for the Mirage 2000 including stencils. I am very pleased to see these as the Mirage 2000 of l'armée de l'air are frequent visitors over my house. Hopefully the release date will be mid April and judging from the artwork they will be worth the short wait.
Diopark is a Chinese-based company who, since their inception, have produced a range of injection-moulded diorama accesory sets in 1/35th scale. Here are their latest releases.
Hasegawa's March releases are the usual fare of re-issued kits with some different decals. But all the main scales have something.
Skunkmodels Workshop HH-60 kits are now on sale. One is the rather colourful US Coastguard HH-60J Jayhawk and the other is the US Navies HH-60H Rescue Hawk.
1:48 Fiat CR.42 Falco Aces. (1:48)
Italeri have released the rather handsome looking 1/48 Fiat CR.42 Falco. Italeri provide making for six aircraft that were flown by the following Aces:
1/72 Merlin HC.3 (1:72)
Italeri have released a 1/72 Merlin MC.3, the medium lift helicopter that is serving with the RAF. It appears there are two sets of markings:
This month Italeri are releasing a couple of my favorite jets in 1/48, the Tornado F3 and the Mirage F1C. The Tornado comes with some rather tasty looking marking. The F1C has an excellent choice of multi national markings and camouflage finishes. The F1C also comes with a decent amount of things to hang from pylons.
Italeri have released 1/48 Spitfire IX in the guise of a RAF “Beer Truck”, well it carries two kegs of beer under the wings. Jean-Luc reliably informs me that the moulds are from Ocidental. The camouflaged “Beer Truck” sporting invasion stripes is one of four versions offered in this release. The other three are all natural finished machines, two with the RAF and the other is a Dutch machine.
1/72 Seahawk FGA.6 (1:72)
I have noticed on a few websites that the HobbyBoss Hawker Seahawk FGA.6 is now available to buy. It appears there are at least three sets of markings: two Royal Navy and one Indian Navy.
RS-Models have announced a few new models which are scheduled to be released in the first half of 2011.
Wolfpack Designs have released a number of resin detail sets this month for 1/48 scale kits. They include cockpit sets for the Kinetic kits the F-16E 'UAE and the F-16F 'UAE', avionics and wheel sets for the Airfix kit of the TSR.2 and finally the ATAR engine for the Eduard or Hobbyboss Mirage IIICJ.
Techmod Decals have released several new decal sets for WW2 aircraft.
NH Detail has announced an etched detail set for the Art Model 1:72 kit of the Polikarpov I-185.
Erich Hartmann is very much the focus of the latest releases from Eagle Editions, with new decals and the latest volume of Wings Of The Black Cross to tempt Luftwaffe modellers.
Petr Buchar has sent me the latest news of CMR 1/72 resin kits releases for the first half of this year. Last week I mentioned the release of a 1/72 resin Buccaneer S.Mk.2B, also to be released will be Buccaneer S.Mk.2B “operation Granby”. Other planned releases in 1/72 are DH Vampire FB.9, DH Vampire NF.10, three different releases of the Supermarine Scimitar F.1, a wing fold set for the Scimitar, and finally a Boeing Model 40C.
The MiG-21MF is finally available to buy this month and is the highlight of Eduard's March releases.
W.W.1 fans are treated to the 1/48th Albatros D.III OEFFAG 153 in a Weekend Edition boxing.
W.W.1 fans are treated to the 1/48th Albatros D.III OEFFAG 153 in a Weekend Edition boxing.
MMD/Squadron have announced a set of resin replacement drop tanks for the classic Monogram quarterscale Shooting Star.
MMD/Squadron have announced a new conversion set designed for Wingnut Wings' largescale SE5A.
Eduard's 1/48th MiG 21MF (1:48)
March sees the release of Eduard's long awaited 1/48th MiG 21MF and pictures of the finished model and box contents are now available.
MMD/Squadron have announced 4 exciting new sheets of 1:48 Superscale decals:
Roden just keeps on churning them out. I just got a package with examples of the second 1:144 issue DC-7C (They sold out of the first set issued in Feb. 2011.) The new 1:72 Nieuport 24 and the 1:48 PC-6/B2-H2 were also included. All in all a great selection.
DP Casper has released this 1/72 decal sheet to cover many of the aircraft involved in Operation Dynamo. Aircraft include the Spitfire Mk I, Spitfire Pr Mk I, Hurricane Mk I, Defiant Mk I, Lysander Mk IV, Skua Mk II, Swordfish Mk I, Blenheim Mk IV, MS-152, Potez 63-11, Bf 109E, Bf-110C, He-111H, Do-17Z and the Ju-87B. DP Casper have this title released under their “Forgotten Campaigns”, which I am not quite sure is appropriate. But I do like the series of decals by DP Casper concentrating on the aircraft during conflicts.
Zvezda is preparing a release of another interesting model for the small-scale aircraft diorama builders with a Soviet 37mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 61K with Crew.
Stratus Books has announced a pre-order for their latest publications: "Polish Aircraft Constructions IV part 2". The book will be available from 18th March 2011.
RS Models will be releasing a trio of plastic injected 1/72 Dewoitine D-520 in the next few weeks. The Dewoitine D-520 will come in the marking of the following countries:
1/72: Ju-86P & R (1:72)
RS Models have released two 1/72 plastic injected kits of the Ju-86P and the Ju-86R, both Luftwaffe high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The kit of the Ju-86P does include RAF decals.
Anigrand Craftwork have released three transport aircraft, one in 1/72nd and two in 1/144th.
No. 80 in the Warpaint series is the Saab J35 Draken. which was one of the best of the first generation of highly supersonic fighters to be developed and put into production during the 1950s. It was a remarkable achievement in many respects, not least because Sweden was one of the smallest nations to operate an aircraft industry.
Junkers JU 52 is No. 81 in the Warpaint series. When the late Richard Burton finally reveals the traitor at the end of 'Where Eagles Dare' the gallant escapees continue their journey aboard a captured Junkers Ju52. While the great Burton is no longer with us his ride home still is. Although the Junkers Tri-motor would never achieve the fame and widespread use as its American counterpart, The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, it would still carve its niche in the annals of history.