1/32 Mitsubishi Raiden (1:32)
Hasegawa will be releasing a new mould Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden in the near future.
PlusModel have sent us details and images of their latest release program.
1:200 Avro Vulcan (1:200)
Dragon have released the first shots of their forthcoming Avro Vulcan B.2. The 1:200 model will be realeased in both kit form and ready-made and painted.
CMK have sent us details of their latest upgrade sets, along with the new full resin kit of the Mirage G8-01 in their Planet Models range.
1/48 Tucanos from Alley Cat. (1:48)
Alley Cat have released 1/48 scale Tucano in resin and mixed media. They come in two different box options, these have been on the website for the past 48 hours and are already proving to be popular. The first of these orders will be mailed out next week, so if you would like one or maybe two place your orders and they will mail it or them out in the order that the orders are received.
Neil Gaunt of Aircraft In Miniature Ltd. has sent us details of three new releases in his Historic Wings series of multimedia kits.
Anigrand are set to release the Boeing XCH-62 heavy-lift helicopter in 1/144th scale, and the Chinese fifth-generation stealth fighter prototype, the Chengdu J-20.
Eduard's releases for April has another 1/72 B-24D Limited Edition kit, this time with markings for four aircraft that completed 100 missions.
Revell's 1/32nd Ar 196 has exterior and interior sets too take it to the next level.
Revell's 1/32nd Ar 196 has exterior and interior sets too take it to the next level.
Another three editions of the 1/72 Mig-23 from R.V Resin is preparing to land in our stashes.
MMD-Squadron have announced the latest additions to their range of True Details aftermarket resin upgrades.
Squadron-Signal Publications return to a classic subject with the latest in that staple reference of modellers worldwide - the "In Action" series.
Werner's Wings has announced a great new set for 1/35 Marine modelers. For those who are interested in modern helicopters, this set is a much welcomed addition.
Zvezda has announced on their website a new model of the attack helicopter in their offer, a Mil Mi-35M Hind E in 1/72 scale.
Dramatic news is unfolding over on Largescale Planes concerning the release of the first 3 planned Wingscale kits - the B-25, Meteor and B-17:
Sword have released images of the plastic and resin parts for the P-47N in 1/72 scale. Hopefully it will be released in the very near future.
A very colourful release from Begemot, which should brighten up your 1/48 Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-24 "Fencer", that is if you want it brightening mind.
1:144 Decals: LOT Ju-52/3m (1:144)
Polish Decal Team has published on their website a new and unexpected release of decals intended for use with the Eduard kit. The set will allow you to finish the "Tante Ju" in the pre-war markings of the Polish Airlines "LOT".
Eagle Editions have announced the next volume in the Wings Of The Black Cross series, written by Mark Proulx
Latest release from Wolfpack in their Premium Kit Edition Range is the Su-27UB Flanker C in the colourful markings of the 'Russian Knights' Aerobatic team Aircraft. The plastic parts are from the fantastic Academy 1/48 Su-27UB Flanker C. There are over 150 parts included 36 resin parts, metal part and PE. Resin parts include a cockpit, two ejection seats, wheel bays and so much more.
Kits World are to release some very interesting nose art decals that appeared on some Lancaster Bombers, not a type widely known for the sort of nose art normally seen on USAAF aircraft during WWII. Below is the sort of research that Kits World are doing to bring you these interesting decals. The decals listed below are for 1/72 scale, but there are plans to release 1/48 scale decals as well.
Just the two items from Quickboost this month and both are aimed at the Tamiya excellent 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX. The exhaust pipes look very good and include the seam seen on the real thing, not sure about them being oval though! The gun barrels don't look half bad either.
1:48 & 1:72 Fw 189 Upgrades (1:72)
Alex Sulla has sent us the first details of his exciting new North Star range of resin and photoetched upgrades.
1:48 Arado Ar 234 Wheel Bays (1:48)
SBS Model have announced their latest in their series of highly detailed resin/etch upgrades, this time for the the popular Hasegawa/Revell kits of the Arado Ar 234.
DACO Products have republished a limited number of their excellent looking reference books 'Uncovering the Lockheed Martin F-16 A / B / C & D'. This publication has a wealth of detailed images of cockpits, landing gear bays, maintenance bays, external stores and much more.
In celebration of the Centennial of US Naval Aviation, Two Bobs are pleased to provide three sets of heritage markings for a number of aircraft. Aircraft will include the F/A-18C, the F/A-18E, the EA-6B, and the EA-18G.
1:48 Fw-189 A1 Night Fighter (1:48)
Guido Hopp has sent us details of the next in Great Wall's series of Fw 189 Uhus.
1:72 Saab J-21R (1:72)
MPM Production have sent us photos of their brand new Special Hobby kit of the incredible Saab J-21 twin-boom jet.
Polish Decal Team has announced on their website some more details of their new decal set for the Polish Tupolev Tu-154M dedicated to the Zvezda kit in 1/144 scale.
MPM Production have sent us details of their latest releases, with new versions of their Boomerang and Maryland in 1:48, and a Meteor Mk.1 in 1:72.
Changing its title from ‘Military Aircraft Monthly’, ‘Model Aircraft’ has now found a blueprint to meet the needs of a readership interested in both modelling, and real aircraft. First and foremost it’s a modellers’ magazine, and therefore will mix kit builds and conversions with historical and reference pieces, but with the focus always on information and images that will be of benefit to those building in scale. Regular authors include Dr. Alfred Price, Jack Herris, whose WWI articles couple in-depth research with a seemingly inexhaustible database of historical photographs, Nico Braas, a well known author and historian, whose archive material on post-war and ‘classic’ subjects has excited considerable comment, and Robin Polderman, whose astonishing photo-shoots cover aviation events worldwide
AZ-Model are releasing a 1/72nd Spitfire L.F.Mk.Vb, and a couple of MiG 17's.
Following their acquisition of Master Details from USA as reported last month, Maulcor has announced the first new kit in the revitalized Master Details range.
CMK have relased details of their March line-up, with the TSR.2 and AH-64 being treated to plenty of details in 1:72, plus a full 1:48 resin kit of the North American P-64 as part of the Planet Models range.
1/72 Buzzard's from AZ. (1:72)
AZ Models have not released any images of the plastic for the Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard, but they have released possible marking choices. The Polish Buzzard looks pretty spectacular with it's pyjamas on.
AZ Models have released the first image of their 1/48 Heinkel He-70, that will be hopefully released in the near future. The image shows the beautiful shape of the wing and the unusual way the wing roots have been created. It will be interesting seeing the AZ He-70 develop.
All WWII subjects this month, the Liberator turbo supercharger catch the eye. Other release are for:
1/32 A-4E Skyhawk (1:32)
Weekend has started nicely for me with Trumpeter releasing their 1/32 A-4E Skyhawk. It looks as if there are plenty of good feature with this release and also plenty of things to hang from the wings.
The 1.48 cockpit set for the Hobby boss A-7E Corsiar II and the wheel bays for the Hasegawa F-22A Raptor look a must buy if you have the two kits in question. In 1.72 the ACES II ejection seat comes with etched seat harnesses and Raptor A cockpit set will be a great update for the Revell kit. The canopy sill is a real bonus.
Dear Friends. For general release at the AMPS International show in early April and on our web site on 4/15. We present 4 more Sunken Road sections/bases from our sister company Tiger Productions Diorama Products
1/32 Spitfire Vb Hobbyboss. (1:32)
Hobbyboss have released images of the sprues and decals of their 1/32 Spitfire Vb, which has just recently been released. It looks as if the gun acces panels will be transparent giving you the option of displaying the guns.
Some very tasty releases from Aires this month. The cockpits of the Bf 109GF-2/F-4 and the EF 2000A Typhoon grab the eye as well as the Su-25K Frogfoot A wheel bay. The Aerobonus item are very useful accessories for the diorama builders. I particularly like the fire extinguisher.
Stratus has announced a new book in their line up: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"
Pavla has sent images of their forthcoming resin detail sets for the recently released 1/48 Airfix Sea Vixen FAW.2. There will be four releases altogether: a cockpit set, MB.Mk4-DSA Ejection Seats, a vac formed Canopy and finally a detail set for the airbrake. I have to say they look very good.
1/72 Canadair Sabre F.4 (1:72)
Airfix have released their 1/72 new tool of the Canadair Sabre F.4/North American F-86E(M).
1/72 Supermarine Attackers. (1:72)
AZ Models have announced the release of three different boxings of the Supermarine Attacker. The Attacker is certainly not the best looking aircraft ever to come from the drawing board of the Supermarine factory, but still a distinctive one. How many operational jets do you know with a tail wheel? Apparently the jet blast made quite a mess of grass airfields.
Wolfpack Designs have released a number of resin detail sets this month for 1/72 scale kits. They include a cockpit set for the Academy F-22, just the ejector seat for the Academy F-22 and a flap down set for the Hasegawa F-4EJ Kai JASDF Phantom II.
1/48 Decals. Mirage 2000. (1:48)
Felipe C. Miranda from FCM Decals based in Brazil are to release set of 1/48 decals for the Mirage 2000 including stencils. I am very pleased to see these as the Mirage 2000 of l'armée de l'air are frequent visitors over my house. Hopefully the release date will be mid April and judging from the artwork they will be worth the short wait.
Diopark is a Chinese-based company who, since their inception, have produced a range of injection-moulded diorama accesory sets in 1/35th scale. Here are their latest releases.
Hasegawa's March releases are the usual fare of re-issued kits with some different decals. But all the main scales have something.
Skunkmodels Workshop HH-60 kits are now on sale. One is the rather colourful US Coastguard HH-60J Jayhawk and the other is the US Navies HH-60H Rescue Hawk.