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.
This just re New September Releases from MPM and Special Hobby.
Revell Releases a Three Aircraft Collection in 1/72 scale the 05766 50 Jahre Luftwaffe Set.
In the third (and final) report on the Australian manufacturer Firestorm, we take an obverview of some of their recent products for diorama builders.
Following on from their excellent Grunau Baby II, Polish resin kit producer Ardpol has announced two very interesting new additions to its range.
New Valom Releases 1/72nd (1:72)
For those of you interested in the slightly off "main stream". Valom has some new releases of interest.
Wings Models, LLC have announced the re-release of the former Eagles Talon 1/48 scale Titan II-Gemini and Atlas D missile kits. Both kits are cast in moulds made from original Eagles Talon parts masters.
You think it's too hot to build models in the summer days? Well, Eduard have released a nice and interesting cocktail of new references for the month August. I'm sure you will find something for you in the list. Check it out!
Along with their superb range of resin aircraft engines, Russian manufacturer Vector now produce two highly detailed 1/48 scale resin kits of the La-5 and La-5F.
The latest MPM News update contains some new releases coming from Special Hobby and Azur.
The summer is normally considered a fairly quiet time of year in modelling terms, but Eduard's extraordinary output continues unabated, with a bundle of new kits and accessories catering for all interests.
Desert modelers, Jungle modelers, Middle east conflict modelers, IDF, OIF, Vietnammodelers. the new Dutch Company DioramaWorld offers you Palm Tree Trunks in the scale 1:35 or 54 mm
Liam Cusack (Dragon Models USA) has sent us some NEWS regarding future Aircraft Model releases from Dragon and Hasegawa, soon to be available at Dragon USA.
One of the companies which hasn't featured much recently in the News Section, is Plus Model from the Czech Republic. This News story is a compilation of their latest and recent releases...
Eduard have been as busy as usual, with a long list of new kits and accessories this month.
Teh importer of Trumpeter products into the U.S.A., Stevens International, has, very helpfully sent us a snippet of what we can expect in Sept/Oct 2006...
The VLS Corporation has recently announced their diorama related new releases for June 2006.
Of course the big news from Eduard this month is that their brand new Polikarpov I-16 is shipping.The first release is the I-16 Type 10 with Soviet VVS markings. A special Spanish edition will follow it as a Dual Combo, with decals for four Republican and four Fascist airctraft. And that will not be the last of the I-16 line, with the Type 24 being prepared for July, and the Type 17, 18, and 29, to follow after that.
A few weeks ago, when I published the News that Accurate Armour were producing a range of R.A.F. Airfield Vehicles in 1/48th scale, I was expecting some delay before the first details and images would be available. Happily, that's not the case and Derek Hanson of Accurate Armour, has very kindly sent me images of these new kits...
Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 is almost ready to ship. The latest word is that the kit will be released on May 1st.
Trumpeter definitely seems to be a company who likes the BIG kits. Some of their recent releases (the Blackjack for example) have undoubtedly been in this category. With these two new releases, there is no indication that the trend is showing any signs of waning...
Custom Dioramics, the diorama accessories subsidiary of The VLS Corporation, has recently announced the following two new releases for April 2006.
Apart from their amazing helicopter models, the Scottish manufacturer, Accurate Armour, is NOT the first company that Aviation Modellers consider as a 'primary' source. All this, may however be changing...
There's plenty for all aircraft modellers in Eduard's April line-up, with a total of four new kit releases this month along with a mass of new etched sets.
Eduard probably raised a few eyebrows some months ago with their bold announcement of a new series of 1/48 scale Fw 190s. Having virtually cornered the market with their high quality WW1 models, Eduard now seem determined to take on the Big Boys in the highly competitive area of mainstream WW2 kits.
In this news story, we're trying to play 'catch-up' with the announced releases for Diorama builders. Once again, a variety of new products are being offered in 1/35th, 1/48th and 1/72nd scale...
The Spanish company - Miniaturas Alemany has been around for a while now. However, up until now, their products haven't been seen much beyond Spain. Now the company has issued a considerable number of pieces for dioramas. A range well-worth a second look...
The Ukrainian Plastic manufacturer, Miniart Limited, has just announced its future release program in 1/35th scale building kits. These kits are a combination of vac-form and injection plastic (for window frames etc...
Something for the rotary-wing buffs:
Just arrived, and shipping by the end of the week, 4 new photoetch sets designed to fit both the Hasegawa and retooled Airfix 1/72 Lancaster kits. Detail as little or as much as you like.