The Czech manufacturer, PlusModel have announced a series of highly original releases for the diorama builder AND a simple but useful update set for the Willys Jeep:
A new fantastic looking book from MMP covering Helicopters and Auto-gyros Of the Third Reich.
Radu Brinzan is getting himself quite a reputation as a producer of high quality accessories. His new decal set gives you an insight into his personal passion and interests.
With the launch of the Rotary Wing forum, it seems fitting to bring you news of several helicopter releases.
TRAM23 has kindly sent in some sprue shots of A-Models 1/72nd scale WWII Pe-8- Soviet bomber.
Modelimex have just released pics of the long awaited 1/48 scale Fairey Fulmar from MPM.
Trumpeter have released the dates of 3 new Cats to their already impressive 1/32nd scale range of aircraft kits.
Having already released the Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat late version and the F4F-4 Wildcat, the new release gives you the option to model the Early F4F-3.
Two new tooling's for Hellcat, gives you the chance to build this very successful fighter.
First of all, acknowledgements to Robert Blokker (Faust) for pointing this one out to me..
For diorama builders, fortifications have always been an attractive subject - even more so when so many of the Atlantic Wall bunkers are so well-documented. Not all of these are new, but will certainly be of interest to anyone thinking about a diorama based on the Normandy Landings...
RealModel have just announced four more 1/35th scale sheets of road signs and posters.
The VALOM company was founded in 2002 and it is focused on producing aircraft model kits and accessories.
Plastic parts are made with injection moulded-short run technology.
They are now entering into producing 1/48th scale aircraft kits.
Here is the release list for the 2007 and 2008.
There should be something here for everyone to look out for.
Goffy Model from the Czech Republic offer resin sets for armor models, dioramas but also for aircraft kits.
The B-1b cockpit and entrance ladder (for Monogram/Revell 1/72 kit), is the first of a series of update sets for this kit.
Other aircraft are also treated with update sets.
AZ Models produce short run injection moulded kits with resin and Photo-etch parts included.
Their new releases include a Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk.XI in 1/48th scale.
There is a nice mix of aircraft covered from Pre-War to W.W.2.
The Fiat CR.42 Falco was Italys last biplane fighter, and Mushroom Model Publications have released a new book in thier Orange series on this aircraft.
The book contains superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around colour photographs and rare b+w archive photographs.
Thanks to Pat McGrath (Exer) for the heads up on this release.
The Airfix kit was one of the only large scale Hurricane kits about, but with a new tooled 1/24th scale kit from Trumpeter, things are about to change.
Planet models usually release the weird and wonderful prototypes of the Second World War, and their two newest releases have not disappointed.
One each from the Allied and Axis powers and both developed as high altitude fighters.
Eduard have sent us details of their March releases. There's plenty to look forward to - and it's great to see the venerable Tamiya 1/48 scale Lancaster get its turn in the limelight - but one item is surely bound to grab the attention... the long-awaited Royal Class Fw 190!
You can bet this isn't the whole story(!) - Hasegawa (in particular) have only announced kits for the first half of the year - but here's an idea of what to look out for in 1/48 scale during 2007. There are a number of joint-ventures between manufacturers and some of the kits are already available, some will probably apppear next year and some may never see the light of day...
A pretty hefty list - and it's almost certainly not complete! Here's an overview of what to look out for in 1/72 scale during 2007 based on current announcements. Some kits will be joint-ventures between manufacturers, some are already available, some will apppear next year and some may never see the light of day...
Here's a checklist of some of the 1/100-1/144 scale kits to look out during 2007.
This is my first report from this years Nuremberg Trade Fair for AeroScale so I trust you'll be patient! Amongst the many model manufacturers present was the Polish manufacturer Mirage Hobby who had a couple of VERY interesting new aviation releases on their stand...
If you want to detail your Wellington, your He 177 or your Fw 190 A-5, take a look at these impressive pictures of Eduard's latest Photo etched Sets!
Eduard have sent us some pictures of their new plastic kits (Me 262B DUAL COMBO, Spad XIII early DUAL COMBO and Roland C.II Weekend Edition). They are available now and you should see them soon on the shelves of your Local Hobby Shop.
Although MiniArt has gained a justifiably good reputation with its other ranges, one of the more innovative aspects of its release program has undoubtedly been their 1/35th scale buildings. Now, with the assistance of their catalogue, we're able to bring you their 2007 releases...
HobbyBoss caused quite a stir with their entrance onto the 1/48 scale AFV stage (including superdetailed T-34s) - and for some time their website has carried an intriguing "coming soon" under the 1/48 scale Aircraft tag...
Hasegawa have plenty to keep aircraft modellers busy during the cold winter nights. Along with the B-26B/C and P-39N due anytime now, the list of future releases and Limited Editions makes exciting reading.
Classic Airframes are announcing a new Family of Dornier Do 17 kits in 1/48 scale! The first kits should be available from April 2007! For every fan of the "Flying Pencil" this is for sure great news!
Looking through Eduard's plans for 2007 is almost daunting... there are just so many projects! The full list can be found in their January newsletter, but I've picked out some of the highlights that caught my eye.
Obviously, the big news this month must be the release of Eduard's upgraded version of AM's classic 1/48 scale Shturmovik, plus the return of Eduard's own Fw 190 A-8 after the initial production run sold out in record time. But there's masses more exciting stuff among the list of January releases.
After years of being on modellers' wants lists, the LaGG-3 is suddenly getting its turn in the limelight. Last year saw the release of South Front's short-run injected kit, but now we have a stunning new model from resin masters Vector.
Continuing Eduard's highly successful policy of giving a new lease of life to Accurate Miniatures kits, the magnificent 1/48 scale IL-2M Shturmovik has been re-boxed with new features to bring it up to the latest standards.
Following the phenomenal success of their Fw 190 series, it was a safe bet that Eduard would have something special up their sleeve for the anticipated Royal Class version. But few could have guessed how unique this kit would turn out to be!
The wait is almost over! Roden look set to have WW1 fans queuing to buy what looks to be one of the most exciting releases of 2007... a 1/32 scale SE5A.
Mushroom’s latest release in the Yellow Series has as its subject the MiG-1/MiG-3, the first modern Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II.
Accurate Armour is rapidly increasing its reputation with a range of vehicles SPECIFICALLY designed for the Aviation Modeller. Now, the company has just annouced two (complete) resin kits in 1/48th scale:
With the weather turning colder, thoughts turn to projects to while away those long winter evenings ahead. Eduard certainly have plenty of new releases to keep aircraft modellers out of mischief!
With its deceptively simple lines, one of the 'supposedly' simple structures to construct is the windmill. However, as someone who has 'tried' (with little success) it isn't the easiest structure to do convincingly.. Now, for those of you who would like to add one to a diorama, help is at hand with an interesting new product from Monroe Perdu Studios.
The VLS Corporation, has recently announced the following new scenery releases through two of its subsidiaries, Custom Dioramics and 135th Construction Battalion.
We normally have to wait for their Newsletter, but Eduard have sent through details of their Aircraft releases for November. No pics - the news is so hot, they haven't got the packshots done yet.
Das Werk Miniatures, who were featured in a news story covering their Armor releases, have also the beginnings of a VERY interesting range of diorama products...
The Czech company, PlusModel has announced a selection of diorama releases in both 1/35th and 1/48th scales...
Polish decal manufacturer Techmod have announced an interesting new set of markings for the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 in Finnish Air Force service.
For those interested in real exotic planes here's a Special Edition kit made by Special Hobby for IPMS Deutschland: a 1/72 scale Hawker Sea Fury TT Mk. 20 "Luftfahrt Beratungsdienst".
This is a recent line of diorama materials from a new company (to me at least) - Dioramaterials from which, some very interesting products are being offered
In the third of this series of reports on new products from Mig Productions, the subject is diorama products - specifically two sets which will be of particular value to the modern diorama builder...
This is a recent line of diorama materials from a new company (to me at least) - Dioramaterials from which, some very interesting products are being offered.
Just Plane Stuff are well known in the USA for their range of very nicely done display bases for aircraft in 1:32, 1:48 and 1:72.
A news story over on Hyperscale announces a new manufacturer from Hannants - Xtrakit.
Here is a very interesting new release by MPM: a 1/18 scale B-17 F nose. I think those who like detailed cockpit will love this one.
The latest decal sheets from Techmod should delight Gabby fans everywhere.