The latest in SBS Model's range of excellent upgrade sets comes in the form of a complete new cockpit and wheel well details for the Academy Hawker Hunter.
This rather snazzy livery for the Vickers VC-10 XX914 Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford 1974 caught my eye. This is intended for the Airfix kit although I would imagine Welsh Models might have produced one. The decals can be used on either the VC-10 or the Super VC-10. Decals for the windows are supplied for both types. Please note that the Airdecal site is under construction, but this decal sheet is available through Hannants, see link below.
To commemorate the Battle of Britain's 70th Anniversary this autumn Xtradecal have released two sets of decals in 1/48 covering RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft flown at the time. This set is different from the 1/72 release and features a few less aircraft, see here
for the 1/72 release.
New offerings from the prolific AZ Models. This time the subject is the attractive looking experimental Kawasaki Ki-78 with distinctive placing of the radiators on the side of the fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. AZ Models are offering two kits for the price of one with both these releases, which sounds like a bargain to me. Some searching on the Internet revealed that a few outlets are not listing these kits as 2 in 1, so check before buying. The two releases are:
New resin upgrades sets for the P-38 Lightning. Ultracast have released some excellent looking resin wheels and seats for this famous twin tailed fighter. Each set comes with two main wheels and the single nose wheel. All you need to do is reference which wheel set applies to your particularly model. The seats are a nice touch by Ultracast giving the modeller the choice of using PE harnesses [not supplied] or go for the ready cast harnesses.
Thanks to Jean-Luc for spotting and editing this! I've obviously been looking in the wrong place all the time he was away...
AZ Models have released two classic airliners in their AZ Airport series. In my youth I spent many hours plane spotting at my local airport and one of my favourite aircraft was the Tupolev-134. Loved the name, the very wide track undercarriage, the undercarriage pods and the clear nose. So I was really pleased when AZ announced it's release. The other release the good looking DC-9.
If you're looking for an unusual way to finish your Japanese aircraft, the Czech firm Rising Decals have just the thing for you with the release of Part 3 of their "Dying Sun" series.
Dragon's classic He 162 is set to return next month in a new Cyberhobby boxing.
Revell are releasing an ex-Eduard boxing of the Albatros D.V.
Revell have released a 1/144th scale model of the massive German flying boat, the Dornier DO-X.
AZ Models have released three versions of the Grumman Wildcat:
AZ Models have released a couple of delightful looking helicopters in 1/72:
AZ Models have released photo's of the test shots for their forthcoming release of the Vultee Vengeance Mk I and II. No date so far on the release of the two kits or details of price, but we will let you know as soon as we have it.
Over the years I've built vacuforms and short-run kits of the Fw 189, but the wait for a mainstream injection moulded kit has seemed endless. Now it's finally almost over!
There's plenty for Luftwaffe fans to look forward to from ICM, with the imminent release of two new kits.
Squadron Signal Publications have announced the latest in their hugely popular line of "In Action" reference books.
General Dynamics • F-16A/B Netz • Israeli Air Force • The First Jet Squadron • 1979-1986
Authors: Ra'anan Weiss & Shlomo Aloni
Publication #1 of ‘The IAF in Focus’ series - the essential visual guide of the IAF.
A new Company from the Netherlands planning on some ambitious and very welcome projects in 1/32 . Their first planned releases later this year and early next year will be three types of B-25 Mitchell and a Gloster Meteor F Mk4.
Modelimex have released details of an exciting release from Fly - a 1:32 Bachem Ba 349A Natter.
Modelimex have released sprue shots of Valom's eagerly awaited An-2.
DP Casper decals have re-printed their decal set Operation Bodenplatte Jan, 1945 the last major offensive operation by the Luftwaffe. Now with even more markings than the original release. Included are markings for numerous aircraft involved in this campaign, such as:
The English edition of Eduard's new-style monthly magazine was a little delayed for July while it was translated, but it's available in PDF format now and it was certainly worth the wait!
If you're looking to model a Ta 152 with a difference, Eagle Editions have just the thing for you with new multi-media torpedo carrier conversion set as part of their EagleParts range.
Eagle Editions have released a new multi-media Fw 190A-5 torpedo carrier conversion set as part of their EagleParts range.
Eagle Editions have extended their range of top quality Luftwaffe decals with the release of two new sheets of Bf 109F-4/Trop EagleCals available in 1:48 and 1:32.
Two new realises from Sword Models that should make fans of Italian and Japanese WW II aircraft happy.
Stormo! Online Magazine have announced an exciting new set of decals for Italian Bf 109 aces in 1:48 and 1:32.
Revell are set to release the world-famous airliner, Concorde in the scale of 1/288th.
Sword Models have released three kits of Lockheed's pioneering aircraft.
Although the opposing forces of the Six Day War were both flying comparable third-generation Mach 2 jet fighters, the pilots were trained to different standards, and were expected to utilize different tactics. Using the latest research, first-hand accounts, and specially commissioned artwork, Shlomo Aloni tells the dramatic story of the dogfights in the skies over the Middle East.
Fans of the Canberra or quirky looking aircraft will find this modification interesting if your looking to create something unusual.
This new decal sheet from Zotz Decals includes markings for six P-47's and some stunning nose art. The set includes markings for the following aircraft:
Welsh Models well known for their range of multi media civil and military multi engined aircraft have announced the release of their latest kit in 1/144. This time it is the beautiful De Havilland Comet. This aircraft comes with the choice of marking:
The SR-91 Aurora is the popular name for a hypothesised United States reconnaissance aircraft, alleged to be capable of hypersonic flight.
Do your model aircraft operate in a hostile environment with children, friends and cats knocking delicate parts from your pride and joy. Master Models may have the answer with some exquisite looking turned brass accessories for the modeler.
Here's a blast from the past. Tamiya have re-released a number of 1/100 kits I think date back from the 1970's. I believe like Hasegawa at the time Tamiya were making an effort to round off the scales.
Alley Cat have followed up the 1/32 Me 109A conversion kit of the Eduard Me 109E-1, with several variants.
Bombshell decals have released this nice looking set of decals for in 1/72 for B-26 C Marauders.
Master Details From USA have just a few sets left of their upgrade for the Trumpeter F-100D.
Master Details From USA Have announced a set of replacement stabilizers and elevators for Hasegawa's 1:32 Fw 190 kits.
1/48 Decals F/A-18F VFA-103 Jolly Rogers.
Fightertowns commemoration of the Jolly Rogers. This is the 3rd re-print and this new release includes new artwork of the Bones Super Hornets, hence the Hat Trick title. This sheet recovers the two previous sold out sheets with the first combat cruise, summer 2008 updates. Brand new markings for the Jolly Roger's last combat cruise with nose art on all the jets covered such as:
Hobby Boss have released two new kits, the LTV A-7K Corsair II and the PLAAF JJ-5.
Sam Publications continue their excellent series of reference books on contemporary combat aircraft. This publication, the fifth in the series is almost all the reference material you will need for this type. The stunning cover photo looks like it was taken at Mach Loop in Mid Wales.
This new decal sheet from Zotz Decals includes markings for 16 Hurricane Mk1's, some with nose art. Most are from the Battle of Britain and some fought in Malta. This decal sheet has not been released yet but it is coming soon.
Trumpeter continue their range of Soviet aircraft with the impressive looking CAD images of the Su-25 Frogfoot A.
Fightertown Decals have released decal sets commemorating the last cruise for the Grumman F-14D Tomcat of VF-213, the Black Lions and VF-31, the Tomcatters.
To commemorate the Battle of Britain's 70th Anniversary this autumn Xtradecal have released two sets of decals in 1/72 covering RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft flown at the time.
Alley Cat has released five sets of conversions for the Airfix 1/24 Mosquito.
A little later than usual, he's a look at the exciting aircraft kits and accessories that Eduard have set for release in July.