MPM Productions have updated their website with some infos about the marking options for their forthcoming 1:48 scale Spitfire Mk.Vc boxing which will include aircraft flown by Czech pilots.
Testors have just announced the return to the shelves of hobby shops of some of their enduring classic aircraft models, along with a finishing kit that provides paints, brushes and cement - all the basics to get newcomers up and running in the hobby.
According to today's press release:
Pavla Models have released details of their latest 1:72 resin cockpit sets and exterior upgrades.
ICM have released an Air-to-Air Armament set destined to the Su-27, Su-30 and MiG-29 fighters.
MiniArt Ltd. have just updated us on the FEBRUARY 2010 Releases. Now, there MAY (in fact i'm damned sure there is) some overlap with Pat's Report last month - but bear with it!
Here is a list of the aircraft related plastic injection releases from the MPM group for the first half of the year 2010.
MPM have sent us some images of the sprues of their forthcoming 1:72 scale Breda Ba.88B Lince (72538). Some photos of a completed, albeit not painted model have been included as well.
Masterpiece Models expands its military line of add on kits with these new releases.
They announce a Japanese Steel Pill Box, Japanese Log Bunker Diorama Base and a Flak Sled.
MPM have sent us nine images of a completed Special Hobby 1:48 scale Fiat BR.20 (SH48068). This impressive model was on display at the Nürnberg Toy Fair in the MPM booth.
MPM have sent us test shot photos of their new Westland Whirlwind F Mk.I „Cannon Fighter“ in 1:72 scale (SH72197).
OzMods have released a commemorative production run of it's 1:48 scale DHC-4 Caribou with new decals for three aircraft that carried the 45 years service markings.
There are some interesting infos and pictures about the new releases of the MPM group in their February 2010 Newsletter. In 1:72 scale a Breda Ba.88B and in 1:48 scale a Morane Saulnier AI, a Spitfire Mk.Vc "Czechoslovak Squadron" and a Fw190 A-6 "Early Sturmbirds".
SBS Model have released the latest in their series of highly detailed resin and etched brass cockpits with a complete new office for Hasegawa's quarterscale Folgore.
Dragon have just released further details of some their upcoming aircraft kit releases.
Each year, as always, the IPMS Germany homepage is the primary source for the latest Nürnberg Toy Fair pictures. The first batches of photos have already been uploaded to their website.
Bronco Models have sent us CAD images of what looks set to be an impressively detailed 1:48 kit of the Chinese J-10A "Vigorous Dragon" fighter.
Lately, Antares Models have released a nice two seater conversion set for Dragon's 1:48 scale Ta 152. The company from Argentina will also release a 1:48 scale resin kit of the Me 262 V1 and a 1:72 resin kit of the He 274 soon.
While the February releases are just available from Eduard here is a look at the March expected item list. Once again, there is something for everyone but the Limited Edition of the Su-7BKL/BMK in 1:48 scale is worth noting.
The new Eduard products for February 2010 are available. There are only 1:48 scale kits in the list this time but plenty of photo etched references and some more resin+PE sets in the new Brassin line.
Here's a look ahead to some of the smallscale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1:72 (and close) releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1:48 releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the largescale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
AFV Club have released the first pics of their eagerly awaited quarterscale F-5E fully built and painted. Kit #AR48102 is due to hit the shelves worldwide imminently.
Here are the news from CMK for February 2010. Amongst some nice detail sets, there is the announcement of the release of a 1:48 scale resin kit of the CAC CA-15 Kangaroo...
Here is a product overview of Master Class' new video tutorial: "Building and Painting Small Scale Figures". The DVD includes a 1:32 scale WWII Marine Pilot figure produced exclusively by Master Details from USA.
Miniart, have today sent us pics of their In Process set : METAL BRIDGE
With Eduard's new 1:48 kit rekindling interest in the Fw 190D, Eagle Editions have released an exciting new batch of EagleCals based on Volume 2 of Jerry Crandall's definitive study of the aircraft.
Eduard have released a new catalogue for the year 2010. It can be downloaded in .pdf format at their website.
Since January 2010, Eduard have started their brand new "Brassin" line of products. It looks as if this is a new standard in resin and photo-etched technologies. The resin parts are developed using HI 3D technologies and the photo-etched parts have benefited from the long-time Eduard experience in that matter.
Greetings from snowy Ukraine! With this message we announce our new immenent release: # 439 Fairchild AU-23A Peacemaker in 1/48 scale
It will be available in the first 10 days of February, 2010.
And the releases from Miniart just keep on coming. Yet another dio accessory, this time a set of metal stairs in 1:35 scale.
Soon after MiniArt Limited sent us news of their Street Accessories set they have announced yet another new 1/35 scale kit in progress of interest to diorama builders, a set of Metal Telegraph Poles.
Harry at Battlefleet Models has an exciting announcement to interest aircraft modellers.
MiniArt Limited have a new 1/35 scale kit in progress of interest to diorama builders, a set of Street Accessories
Here is the January 2010 list of aircraft related news from CMK. This time it is mostly the 1:32 scale Revell Ju88 A and the 1:48 scale Airfix/Italeri Hawk T.Mk.I which are receiving a full resin and photo etched overhaul.
Silver Wings have announced the next releases in their growing range of top quality resin kits, and they look guaranteed to have Golden Age and Regia Aeronautica enthusiasts itching to get their hands on them!
Bombshell Decals swiftly built a very high reputation for their initial quarterscale B-25 sheets featuring spectacular pin up nose art.
Master Details From USA have released a new replacement set for the Hasegawa 1:32 scale Bf109G and later series of kits.
Plus Model have just sent us their latest list of New Releases including those from their 'Easy-Line' range.
Diopark are a new company producing a line of 1/35 Diorama products.
Gator's Paint Masks have released some paint masks for the Junkers Ju-88 A-4 in every popular scale. Make sure to check out Gator's homepage for more infos.
Eduard have updated their website with their monthly newsletter. Of course there are some very interesting infos about the whole year 2010 and even beyond. Some projects seem to have been put on hold but other will appear on the modelling bench soon.
The guys and gals at Dragon have been busy behind the scenes adding new features to their upcoming quarterscale Bf 110D, as can be seen in the latest pictures released today.
Here is the MPM Newsletter for January 2010. Only 1:72 scale kits this time but the Nürnberg Toy Fair is near...
Sometimes we wonder how far the aftermarket industry can go. With no doubt very far if we look at the products from the new German company Pitzmodels. Is this still modelling or already jewellry?
Werner's Wings have produced two DVDs with tons of reference pictures about the UH-1D Huey Helicopter. Based on the work of Ray Wilhite, one is focused on the short body version and the second on the long body version.
Some of the items featured in recent News stories from Miniart Ltd as well as other new items are now available from Miniart stockists
Werners Wings have produced a very neat resin conversion for the sleek Bf 109V-13/14 for use with Tamiya's popular 1:48 Emil.
This winter is turning out to be the season for BIG models, but I doubt if they'll come much larger than this! Is Airfix's new 1:24 Mossie to small to interest you? Then how about a colossal 1:72 Hughes H-4 Hercules - the famous "Spruce Goose"?