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Master Details from U.S.A. are running a superb masterclass on correcting the 1:32 Trumpeter F-100D Super Sabre. The standard of modelling by Steven Frank is fantastic, and the techniques he demonstrates will be useful for aircraftt modelling projects of all types.
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Cyber Hobby’s Orange Box line continues with another 1/48 scale aircraft, in the form of a Junkers Ju88A-4, along with a set of Luftwaffe Ground Crew.
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Ladislav Fojtl informed me of some more releases this month from LF Decals this time ones that should please fans of aircraft of the Regia Aeronautica, and anyone looking for something unusual for their Stuka build.
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Just received an email from Ladislav Fojtl of LF Models about the release of these beauties:
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Thanks to Jean-Luc for news of the latest releases from MPM. Here's their Newsletter:
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Impatient at the pace of sales for the Eurofighter around the world, 4+ Publications have released under their series of monographs on aircraft 'Mark 1 guide', Eurofighter Typhoon 'what if colours and markings'.

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Resin Art continue the release of some very fine resin sets. This time there are two sets for the US Navies F9F-8 Cougar and F9F-2 Panther, both built by Grumman.

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The French manufacturer, MK35 Editions has just launched a useful New Diorama Accesory.
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The fourth excellent looking decal sheet of the quartet released by Afterburner Decals at this years IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona. As with the other releases the team from Afterburner Decals will describe their own product:

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There's a definite Airfix flavour to the latest aftermarket sets announced by Pavla Models.
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4+ Publications have released under their series of monographs on aircraft 'Mark 1 guide', Lockheed T-33 Thunderbird colours and markings.

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Wolfpack Designs have released a conversion set to modify the 1/32 Tamiya F-16 into F-16E Block 60 aircraft serving the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates.

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One of my favorite jet aircraft of all time, and with these particular decals some of the fiercest looking Phantoms ever. Sheet covers the F-4Es and Gs of the 3rd TFW, Clark AB. Eras include the early 80s through Desert Storm, SEA, SEA wrap, lizard and Hill schemes. Wing and Squadron flagships in all schemes, 3rd TFS and 90th TFS in Hill and Lizard schemes. The guys at Afterburner Decals are pretty pleased as well:
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Toro Model, of Poland, have featured in the News Section many times. Here are their latest mix of Figures and Vignette Bases.
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AZ Models have released images of the masters for the forthcoming release of the Arado AR-96B / Avia C-2. But first for my benefit as much as anything a short look at this aircraft as I know little about it, being a jet junky:
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As a follow up to the news about AZ models release of the TU-134, AZ Models have released some more details and photos of the sprues. The Tu-134 will come in the following liveries:
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I am always impressed with the pride and conviction of the team over at Afterburner Decals and their enthusiasm for their subjects has shone through again with this latest realise from them. This product was first seen at the this years IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona. As with their previous release, F-111 Upper Heyford, I will let the folk at Afterburner Decals sell their product:
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Authentic Decals have released a couple of very interesting decal sheets including CAG birds for the Super Hornet of the US Navy. Sets include markings for:
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This release as announced at this years IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona, covers the F-111Es from the 20th TFW, RAF Upper Heyford from the mid 80s through Desert Storm. The era of Wing flagships, 77th and 55th TFS flagships. Lots of nose art and combat jets.
Stencils for 2 aircraft, sized to Hobby Boss F-111


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Two new releases from Resin Art. They have announced the release of two resin detail sets for the two types of propeller used on the Hawker Typhoon:

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F/A-18D(N) Hornet VMFA(AW)-121 'Green Knights' Operation Iraq Freedom [OIF] Tour
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AMS Resin announces new AH-1W FOD covers in 1/35 for Academy/Italeri kits. Continuing their line of FOD covers, these new AMS additions will look great on the Academy AH-1W.
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Anigrand Craftworks will be releasing two 1/144th scale multi engined kits.
The German Junkers Ju.352V-2 Herkules and the Japanese Nakajima G8N-1 Renzan should both be available in August.
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Hasegawa are set to release a 1/72nd Battle of Britain set which includes a Spitfire Mk 1 and a Messerschmitt Bf 109E.
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A new release from Omega Models and I must admit I knew absolutely nothing about this aircraft before the release by Omega Models, but looks a handsome beast. Resin with vac-formed canopies and turrets. Not a cheap kit though.
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Aztec Models have released decals for the T-33 serving a number of Central and South American Air Forces. One for those modellers that fancy building the new 1/32 T-33 from Czech Models, but don't want to attempt the natural finish. Markings for the following Air Forces:
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Aztec Models have released decals for the T-6 Texan serving a number of Central and South American Air Forces. Including at least one armed aircraft, with rear firing machine gun. Markings for the following Air Forces:

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LF Models have released a couple of decal sheets for aircraft of the Spanish Air Force. The first is the Dornier Do 27B-4 and the second is for the Cessna 0-1E Bird Dog. LF Models have what I think is a great idea in that they also sell paste jewellery. So if you are feeling guilty about buying yet another kit or decal sheet, order something for your better half as well.

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Well a very pleasant surprise for me was discovering these two future releases from Resin Art. They have announced the impending release of a resin detail sest for the cockpit and exterior of the Academy Hawker Tempest Mk V, for me one of the best looking fighters of WWII.
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MiniArt Ltd. have just sent us notification of their latest work-in-progress.
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Gulfstream G.IV SP / C-20/G/H/ S-102B / Tp 102C / U-4.

Ever fancied building a business jet, but were always put of by the high gloss finishes. Here's your chance to build one in a military guise. This series based on the Gulfstream IV serves with many air forces as command/executive transport roles and with some air forces used as Presidential or Royal transports. A beautiful aircraft that looks just as good in military grey as it does in civilian colours. These are what will be released:
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We are reporting from the U.S. IPMS Nationals held this year in Phoenix, Arizona. The show has just finished up it's second day and will run through Saturday the 7th of August. We spoke to Ken Lawrence of Pacific Coast Models and he shared with us some info about thier newest release.
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We are reporting from the U.S. IPMS Nationals held this year in Phoenix, Arizona. The show has just finished up it's second day and will run through Saturday the 7th of August. We spoke to Ernie Gee the owner/operator of G-Factor Models and he gave us the low-down on his most recent releases.
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We are reporting from the U.S. IPMS Nationals held this year in Phoenix, Arizona. The show has just finished up it's second day and will run through Saturday the 7th of August. We spoke with Randy about several new releases coming soon.
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We are reporting from the U.S. IPMS Nationals held this year in Phoenix, Arizona. The show has just finished up it's second day and will run through Saturday the 7th of August. We spoke with Mike Bishop about his company's most recent diorama products.
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PT Decals have released some interesting decals in 1/32 and 1/48 that cover some of the aircraft that the Armee de l'Air utilised just after WWII.
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New short run limited edition injected plastic kit from Hippo Models of the Gotha G-V German Heavy Bomber
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DH Hornet & Sea Hornet - De Havilland's Ultimate Piston-Engined Fighter.


Latest in the Dalrymple and Verdun Publishing series which includes Classic Fighter aircraft such as the Sea Fury, Javelin, Attacker, Sea Vixen, Scimitar, etc.
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The first of the new and exciting series of publications 'Air Wars' [AW] will concentrate on significant air campaigns throughout the history of Aviation. The German 'Kursk' offensive, or 'Operation Zitadelle,' was launched on 4 July 1943, however a resolute Soviet defence ensured that the Germans failed to make their planned breakthrough and after three weeks, defence was turned to assault as two counter-attacks saw the Red Army seize the initiative and ultimately force the Germans to retreat.

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New release from SAM publications on a fascinating aspect of military aviation, the support given to ground and air units by these aircraft and crews. This is the first in the series of of Modellers Datafile Extra [MDX].

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Eduard have a busy line-up of kits and accessories for August. Star of the show looks set to be a limited re-release of Kopro's 1:48 Su-25 complete with new Brassin and etched details, plus decals for six colour schemes. WW1 modellers have a very nice 1:48 Profi-Pack Nieuport 17, again with six decal options, while for Luftwaffe enthusiasts Eduard's 1:32 Bf 109E-1 returns in a cut-down Weekend edition.
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No I am not jumping on the Anne Rice bandwagon! These two short run injected kit are new moulds from A-Model.
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Decal release with the opportunity to create 54 marking variations for the MiG-29 in 1/48 and 1/72. Types including:
Mig-29 type 9-12 early batches.
Mig-29 type 9-12 late batches.
Mig-29 type 9-13.
Mig-29 type 9-51 (MiG-29UB).
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Xtradecal have released a set of decals for F-100D Super Sabres serving in foreign air forces. Set includes a Republic of China. A Turkish, two Danish and a French Super Sabre.
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Roy Sutherland has exciting news for modellers building a Warhawk, Tomahawk or Kittyhawk.
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This update set from Wolfpack that has just been released, will convert the Academy 1/72 early type F/A-18C/D into a late type.

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A new Company to me, but seems to features a bit on Armorama is Balaton Modells from Hungary. Balaton seem to normally specialise in things with tracks and wheels, but they are making a little foray into things with wings. This conversion turns Academy or Hasegawa 1/72 single seat Mig 23 into the two seat trainer, the Mig 23 UB.
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Latest releases from Lifelike Decals should please fans of aircraft of WWII. Continuing their series of decals looking at the markings of leading Aces on both sides of the War. I have given the prices in yen, but a quick search of the Internet revealed that there are several retail outlets around the world.
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Xtradecal are bring out two sets of decals one in 1/48 [part 5] and one in 1/72 [part 2] for the series they are creating for the F-100 Super Sabre. One of the markings is for Lt Col. Chuck Yeager's mount and another is for the first single engined jet to fly over the North Pole.

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Fancy hanging something different under your F-15E or F-16? The AGM-158A JASSM is powered by a Teledyne CAE J402 turbojet. While carried the wings are folded to reduce size, flipping out on launch. There is a single vertical tail.
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