Hobby Boss have published today on the official website few pictures and details of the incoming release of the late version of F6F-3 Hellcat.
Trumpeter have just published on their website few pictures of the forthcoming model kits of two German fighters.
Pavla Models continue to expand on their excellent range of resin upgrades. This month sees the release of ejector seats, the GRU-7 [1/48] and the MB. MK. 12 [1/72]. Also there are some quality upgrades for the Airfix 1/72 Harrier Gr.9, including a cockpit set, flaps and ailerons set and a set for the rear fairing and Zeus ECM fit.
Fischer Models and Pattern have announced the release of a set of resin Zuni Rocket Pods intended for the new 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Skyraider kit.
RS-Model have published boxarts of their new 1:72 scale airplanes model kits.
AFV Club have just published images (and details) of their latest incarnation of their F-5E in 1/48th Scale
Sword continues production on the Spitfire line. This time we will have an opportunity to build three new late war Spitfires Mk.IX and XVI, which are announced as "coming soon" on the producer website.
Italeri are to release 1/72 versions of the Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship and the rather interestingly shaped H-21 'Flying Banana' helicopter. There are three marking options with the Spectre and four very colourful, verging on garish for the H-21. I cant wait to see the H-21.
Academy revealed what kits we can expect in 4th quarter of 2011 in the hobby shops.
Alistair from A2Zee Models has announced news that he has passed on the distribution of Scale Aircraft Conversions [SAC] excellent white metal undercarriage parts to the capable hands of Jason Lake of LSA Models based in Hove, East Sussex, UK. If you are not aware of the excellent range of undercarriage release from SAC based in Texas, then they are well worth a look as they cover the popular scales from 1/144 to 1/24.
Wolfpack Design have released three resin sets for the Italeri 1/48 S-3B Viking. There is general update set, a set of folded wings and finally a set for the buddy buddy refueling pods. The latter can also be used on the F/A 18.
Jean-Luc Formery looks at the content of Model Aircraft Volume 10 Issue 11 (November 2011).
Scale Aviation Modeller International November 2011 is available. Jean-Luc Formery takes a look at it's content.
S.B.S. have announced their latest superdetailed cockpit sets for Hasegawa's popular 1:48 Mitsubishi Zeros.
Its always a pleasure receiving Alley Cats newsletters. This time around Alley Cat is releasing a engine set for the Airfix Valiant including air inlets, two 1/48 Tucano releases and a particular favorite of mine the re release of decals for orange post war Hellcats, yes orange. I believe most of the aircraft took part in 'Operation Crossroads', the testing of nuclear weapons at Bikini Atoll by the United States in 1946. Finally lets not forget the decal set for the Fairey Gannet in 1/72.
Trumpeter from China is going to release two aircraft model kits in the incoming months.
On the company website we can find few airplanes kits intended to be released in October and November in both 1:72 and 1:48 scales.
In the line-up of New Releases for November 2011 from Tamiya you can find a set of two models boxed together with few figures and released as a combined set "Dewoitine D.520 "French Aces" w/Staff Car". See the article for image and few more details.
Kagero Publishing have sent us information and covers pictures of their incoming releases which will available in sale in a couple of days. See the story for details.
Many thanks to Maciej from Kagero for providing us this information.
Chris Wilson from Zacto Models has sent Aeroscale the latest Company news.
Andy Evans from SAM Publications has sent Aeroscale news that there will be three new publications debuting at this years IPMS show at Telford [UK]. Yes I know one of the books is about things that never leave the ground and love going through mud, but I also know some of you reading Aeroscale do dabble with plastic with tracks.
Aires keeps us busy in upgrading airplanes kits. This time we have few new items dedicated for both jets and propellers enthusiasts.
Mushroom Model Publications have announced new book in their offer which will be released by 15th November 2011.
Eclipse Model Design is a UK company producing resin upgrades for large scale (1/32nd) aircraft, conversions and full resin kits. Of note are their upgrades for the P-40 and Spitfire crafted by Derek Bradshaw.
Tamiya have introduced a new range of paints specifically designed to accentuate panel lines, access panels, vents etc. on your model.
HobbyBoss continues to enlarge their offer of American jet model kits.
Their latest additions are:
F-84G Thunderjet in 1:32 scale
F-9F-3 Panther in 1:72 scale
F-5E Tiger II in 1:72 scale
Anna Linkevich from ICM has kindly sent Aeroscale images of the box cover for the 1/144 Tupolev Tu-144, which ICM will be releasing in the near future.
Legato have announced the release of two separate 1/144 kits of the Yak-40. One boxing sees the little three engined Yak in civvies, the other boxing is for Yak’s in Uniform. The latter includes marking for an Angolan AF aircraft. Now you don’t find Angolan AF markings in a kit release very often.
Olimp Models recent 1/72 releases includes resin conversion set for Mirage 2000D operating over Afghanistan and Libya and a conversion set for a torpedo carrying MH-60R. For fans of dioramas, Olimp have released a 10 ton deck Tractor used by the Russian Navy and a separate deck section of the ‘Admiral Kuznesov’.
Large Scale Planes have announced a replacement cowling set for the Trumpeter 1/32 F4U-1D Corsair kit. The patterns were made by LSP's own Chris Sherland, and it also features photo-etched parts courtesy Radu Brinzan.
Pavla Models well known for their excellent resin products have released three new 1/48 ejector seats. Pavla has sent us images of the three brand new castings.
F-RSIN is due to release in November two plastic kits and one resin kit in 1/144. The plastic kits will be the ‘Whispering Giant’, the Bristol Britannia 300 and the rather cute looking SAAB 90 Scandia. The Britannia kit will include decals for three liveries and the SAAB has two liveries. The resin kit is for an Air France Dewoitine 338 and looks rather fetching in natural metal.
Petr Buchr from CMR has informed me that the resin 1/72 brand new tooling of the Royal Naval fighter bomber, the Supermarine Scimitar is now hitting the shops. CMR are offering three versions and a separate wing fold set.
Vitage Eagle Publishing have sent us details of the first volume in a very exciting new series that looks set to be a big hit with Luftwaffe enthusiasts.
Aircraft In Miniature have sent us details of their latest releases in their Historic Wings, Rug Rat Resins and Transport Wings ranges:
Aircraft In Miniature have announced the first details of what looks set to be a hugely useful range of ground equipment for vignettes and dioramas.
Dragon have announced two new aircraft kits for the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2011.
Darren Baker brings us news of an exciting release from D-Corporation. Based on Revell's 1:32 F-4E Phantom II, the kit provides parts and decals for a highly detailed conversion to the Republic of Korea Air Force version.
Eduard have sent us details of their latest kits and aftermarket sets, and it looks like October will be a busy month for them! The new 1:72 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat hits the shelves, and there's a mass of detail sets for the Tamiya P-51D and the first of a whole series designed for Revell's big He 111:
Some fascinating forthcoming decal releases from Kits World covering P-51D’s. There will be four releases all together and also expect the usual interesting background stories that accompany the releases.
Xtradecal have released decals in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 for this year’s  Hawk T.1A display aircraft based at RAF Valley. Flown by Fl. Lt Jules Flemming, XX226 proudly displays a Dragon Logo. The 1/72 decal sheet has some extra RAF display markings for a Shorts Tucano  and a Hawk T.1A  as a bonus.
Valom have an interesting line-up of releases for this autumn, with new versions of their popular Fokker Tri-Motor and An-2:
This week certainly abounds with the 1/72 scale news from Czech Republic. This time we set our sights on RS-Models from Rymarov, as there are many interesting kits announced on their website which should land on the shops shelves this month.
North Star have added to their range of highly detailed Russian weaponry with a series of ex-MiniArm resin R-27 (AA-10 Alamo) missiles with specially designed Begemot decals.
Great Wall Hobby have contacted us an explanation of the "wrong nose" problems that have surrounded the released version of their Black Widow, along with an offer to replace the part free of charge.
Also shown here are CAD views of the new turret- version P-61A:
RV Resin from Czech Republic continues to widen their range of the Mig's-23 in 1/72 scale. This time the MiG 23ML, MiG 23MS and the MiG 23B will be released.
Sword from the Czech Republic has announced five new kits in 1/72 that should be in the shops soon. Releases include a tropical Spitfire Vc, P-47N, Ki 44 and two Curtis Seamews, one of which is fitted with floats.
Admiral Models have announced the release of two new kits of the Vought F6U-1 Pirate. The Vought Pirate is not a type as far as I know that has been produced by injected kit manufacturers. Admiral Models have gone for a walk of the plank and taken the plunge by adding two versions of the Pirate, the early and the late.
AZ Model from Czech Republic have published few interesting pictures of their latest release which is Morane Saulnier M.S. 406 "Battle of France" in 1/48 scale.
The all new resin 1/32 P-63 King Cobra is having the final touches done before HPH starts manufacturing this beauty.