John Snyder from White Ensign Models brings us news of additions to the Colourcoats range. 16 new RAAF colours.
Russian manufacturer Zvezda has announced it will release a 1/48th La-5FN fighter.
The Czech manufacturer, PlusModel have announced a small, but interesting series of new releases:
Hot on the heels of Classic Airframes latest 1/48th offerings of the Venom, Revell have just released a 1/32nd scale De Havilland Sea Venom FAW-22 for those of you who like to model a bit bigger.
Military Miniatures Warehouse has the following new releases available.
Something new on the way for Battle of Britain modellers.
Italeri stunned a lot of modellers when they announced a 1/48 Chinook ACH-47A "Gunship" to the world, well they have followed it up with another.
Despite a packed line-up of new kits, etched sets and painting masks, there'll really only be one story for many of us among Eduard's releases for September... the long-awaited 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110E.
Eagle Editions have an impressive line-up of new decal sheets with a brace of spectacular P-47s and P-51s.
DML is releasing another Huey in 1/35. This time it is a German HEER UH-1H SAR helo. DML has announced the future release of a German HEER UH-1H SAR helo with German Paratroopers included. It looks to be the same upgraded Panda kit with new PE and some other extras.
Osprey Publishing announces a new series dedicated to evaluating opposing sides in the ultimate operational environment—close combat. Duel is the name of a new series from the legendary military history house, Osprey Publishing. The new series retells the stories of the world’s greatest machines of war and the ace combatants who operated them.
Eduard have released the first pics of the painted test-shot cockpit and nose-guns for their eagerly awaited 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110E.
For those of you who like to model the "not seen so much" aircraft, Kora models have released 3 new variants of existing kits in 1/72nd scale.
Airfix are back, thanks to Hornby who saved them from certain extinction. Airfix have released four new sets, well nearly new, as they are repackaging some of their older kits as diorama sets. The pre-formed bases can be painted to provide a diorama area to place the models in each set onto. Hopefully these sets will tempt a new generation of model builders into the fold.
Minicraft have released 2 new tooling C-130 Hercules in 1/144th scale.
2 more variants will be released later in the year.
Eagle Editions have released a new spectacular decal sheet for the P-47D Bubble Top and what surely must be the most detailed Bf 109 canopy detail set available...
Hasagawa's mix of modern and W.W.2 aircraft release's continues unabated. Some of these kits were marked for an earlier release. Also just released is their follow up to the 1/48th "Follow Me Jeep" a 1/48th Jeep Willys MB with a new M1919 machine gun and 2 figures (driver & officer of U.S. Army).
Despite going flat-out to get ready for the release of their new 1/48 scale Bf 110E, Eduard have still managed to come up with an impressive selection of new kits, etched sets and masks for next month.
While the colourful Polikarpov I-16 and Albatros D.V Dual Combo are bound to grab the attention, just as exciting is the release of the first of Eduard's new self-adhesive etched sets. These sound very intriguing - look out for a full report on them soon on Aeroscale.
Roden's new 32nd scale Pfalz is understandably grabbing the headlines among WW1 kits at the moment and Toms Modelworks have timed the release of their latest etched set perfectly.
Eagle Editions have announced the publication of the long-awaited second volume of their superb history of Jagdgeschwader 300 "Wilde Sau".
A new range of products is being released by the Japanese Company Kamizukuri
They are offering a range of laser cut paper plants.
From the illustrations on their website it seems that the plants come on paper frets similar to PE Brass and the modeller has to assemble and paint them. The company info promises easy assembly
Due to an oversight, the first batch of Eduard's superb new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-6 was shipped without instructions for the painting masks and the comprehensive set of stencil decals.
Dragon Models have looked back into their Luftwaffe archive and produced two new 1/48 scale kits that have never been released before.
A new manufacturer from Poland has just announced their first kit.
Next month will be a busy one for Eduard, with the first of this summer's new kits appearing. The superb Focke-Wulf 190 series continues with the Fw 190A-6 and modern jet fans have a brand new Mirage 2000D/N, plus there's a new set of Russian figures in 1/48 scale and the usual plethora of new etched sets and masks.
Hot on the heels of the 1/48th Hobby Boss and Eduard re-release of their Mirage III series of aircraft come 2 versions for the braille scale builder from AML's range of 1/72nd Mirages.
Mk35 have a new release of interest to Diorama makers
BO17 French Building
A new model release from Russian firm South Front - 1/48 scale Lavochkin La-5.
Osprey have announced 2 new releases from the Aircraft of the Aces series which should interest all W.W.1 fans.
And for all the W.W.2 fans out there you haven't been left out, with a interesting look at Modelling the P-51 Mustang from their Osprey Modelling series.
NEWS in to the MSW newsdesk, of a very interesting new partnership between Czech Masters Kits (CMK) and German based company ArtMaster, who together are planning a new line in 1/72 scale resin shipyard diorama kits and accessories.
I didn't think I'd ever see a book (and it looks like a nice one) about this obscure aircraft.
A little known fact is that the Douglas B-18 Bolo was America's most numerous front line bomber at the time of Pearl Harbor.
The full title is "Douglas B-18 Bolo - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter" by William Wolf (ISBN 978-0-7643-2581-6) USD $59.95 (retail).
Hasegawa's ever growing new releases continue at an astonishing rate.
With several kits announced especially for the 2007 Shizuoka Hobby Show .
The pick of the bunch is definitely the eagerly awaited 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5 with the BMW 327 car.
Also a great package in 1/32 is the Kawasaki KI61-I Hei Hien with metal Machine Gun Barrels & Pilot Tube plus a 1/32 Metal Figure of I.J.A.A.F. Flight Regiment Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi.
Academy have released a new version of their 1/72nd scale B-29 SuperFortress range.
Some useful newitems from MK35 Editions:
A set of building accessories ( Doors, Windows, Shutters and rails) for those interested in making their own buildings or even just to add to the rubble in dioramas, and a stone fountain which could look well in a diorama with some dusty troops gathered around it.
A new model release from Ukrainian firm A -Model - 1/72 scale Kawasaki Ki-32 .
Available from Fonderie Miniature, here is an unexpected guest for the year 2007: a Levasseur PL 101 in 1/48 scale. I think modellers who like weird and ugly planes will like this one!
Eduard have a number of exciting new releases for June.
The follow up to their superb Avia B.534 III série
comes in the shape of the IV série with an enclosed cockpit.
Meanwhile, fans of classic jets have a Weekend Edition of the Mirage IIIC RF to look forward to and Eduard are bound to make a lot of friends with the release of a new set of 1/48 scale figures - WW2 RAF Pilots (judging from the box-art, we may be able to look forward to some ground-crew too...).
Anigrand Craftwork have released 3 new resin kits to excite the prototype and unusual aircraft modellers in our midst's.
Also listed are their next 3 kits scheduled for release anytime soon.
Fliegerhorst is a resin kit manufacturer from Germany mostly known for it's range of 1/48 scale Luft' 46 kits. They have updated their website and the most interesting news is that they are working on a 1/32 scale Dornier Alpha Jet kit.
Hasegawa release another set of "Limited Edition" kits for June.
Several 1/72nd and 1/48th scale models. There is also a 1/32nd kit in the offering for this month.
Last year, the Scottish manufacturer, Accurate Armour began producing a series of aviation-related items in 1/48th scale. The next few months will see an expansion of this range:
Dragon has announced a new 1/35 UH-1D kit with PE and a crew. Hopefully it is more than just the Panda kit with some updates, but that would be welcome as well.
Its not often you see Strategic transport / long-range air-lifter aircraft on Aeroscale.
Anigrand Craftsworks just released BIG C-17 GlobeMaster III is definitely worth seeing.
Eduard have been busy again! The big news for most of us is sure to be the release of the first of Eduard's new Avia B.534 series, but there's plenty more to look forward to, with a new boxing of the 1/48 scale Mirage and the usual plethora of etched detail sets.
ToRo Models of Poland have just released their latest 1/48th scale figure in their "Polish Air Force 1939" range.
So here is a update of their range of 1/48th resin figures and accessories.
Joseph Osborne of Fireball Modelworks has just announced a new resin and decal set to correct the 1/48 Trumpeter HH-65 Dauphin kit and has decals for just about all current USCG HH-65s. It looks great.
A new kit and one welcome re-release from Czech Manufacture Special Hobby this month.
Fontegris Miniatures proudly presents its new kits for April 2007.
Hasegawa are probably the most prolific regarding kit releases out of the Big Boys of the modelling industry.
May's release list gives us some great looking kits in 1/72nd and 1/48th scale.
Mention the the name of Carles Elias (Blockhaus) and many modellers on this site will be well-acquainted with his work: Now, Carles has launched his own company - specializing in (surprisingly enough..) Diorama buildings in 1/35th scale...