We got a slew of new items in from Tamiya. They include not only 3 new (likely as yet unreleased) kits, but also some new paints, dio pigments, and more.
News sleuth Tim Hatton [Litespeed] discovered that Airfix has released on their website CAD images of a new tool 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe.
Glen Coleman has sent us boxtop artwork for Kitty Hawk's next two 1:48 kits - the Dassault Étendard IVP/IVM and Sukhoi Su-17 M3&M4.
MMP Books have announced the latest addition to their "INSIDE" range. The new title takes a detailed look at the instrument panels of Polish aircraft at the outbreak of WWII.
Bobcat Hobby Model Kits are a new company are due to release a 1/48th Yakovlev Yak-28P "Firebar".
A 1/48th IJN Type 96 carrier-based fighter II A5M2b "Claude" (late version) is a new tool release in a new range of kits from Wingsy kits.
With the recent launch of Zoukei-Mura's F-4J, DN Models have released a mask set for the canopy and wheels for this 1/48th kit.
Tim Hatton [Litespeed] has found a new future release from AIRFIX, a new-tool B-25C/D.
Jim unboxes the newest items we have gotten in this year as samples. Including kits from Flyhawk & Thunder Models, diorama materials from AK Interactive (including their new F.A.Q. Dioramas book), the new paint line from Mission Models and more!
OzMods has released two kits of a 1/144 Bristol Mk 31 Freighter.
Announced for a February release from Hobby Boss is a 1/48th Russian MiG-31B/BM Foxhound.
Now is the time to make difficult decisions. Yes, Aeroscalers, here is the 2016 Model of the Year contest ballot. Take a look at the entries, and decide which one turns your crank the most.
Modelcollect are just about to release the B-1B Lancer strategic bomber 1/72nd scale new tooled.
RODEN MODELS have announced their anxiously awaited 1/32 CESSNA L-19/O-1 BIRD DOG and Tim Hatton [Litespeed] has collared this great news.
ICM are set to release their popular quarter scale kit of the Beechcraft Model 18 in naval guise as the JRB-4.
Gilles at FRROM has sent us details and test-shot photos of the company's next release - the Northrop Delta in 1:72.
KINETIC MODELS has just announced that their F/A-18A/CF-118A/B Hornet has been released.
ICM have released sprue-shots of their new-tool I-16 which is now ready to hit the shelves worldwide.
Jim has more samples to share and just in time for Christmas too! Remember you can check out all the available samples on our online spreadsheets (links on the homepage in the Reviews block).
Not content with simply releasing a Camel, Wingnut Wings have taken everyone by surprise by producing no less than five different versions - plus, pulling a real rabbit from the proverbial hat, with a special Duellists boxing featuring the new Camel pitted against the highly sought-after LVG C.VI which has been unavailable in its own right for some time.
Master Details have released a resin control column for the B-17 in 1/32nd scale
Vector have released three different resin sets two correction sets for the ICM Ju88 A-4 A-14 and one for the Kitty Hawk XF51U-1
Ultracast have just announced the release of some resin parts for the Airfix P-40,
The latest Datafile from Albatros Productions concludes Greg VanWyngarden’s detailed study of the Pfalz D.III. It’s a real inspiration for anyone modelling the type, with scale drawings and spectacular colour profiles combining with the scores of period photos with comprehensive captions that accompany the informative text that includes fascinating Allied pilots’ accounts of the enemy fighter.
Albatros Productions see out 2016 with the winter issue of Windsock. As usual there’s plenty of reading to keep early aviation enthusiasts busy as the nights draw in. The conclusion of Harry Woodman’s update of his classic Modelling Vintage Aircraft In Plastic Card examines painting techniques and also brings back many happy memories for me as Harry recalls his introduction of photo-etching to the wider modelling world via the pages of Scale Models in the early 1970s. There are research articles, including colour features on the Pfalz D.III and Sopwith Camel, while Lance Krieg goes to town on Roden’s Nieuport 28. Wrapping everything up, Kitbag examines many of the latest kits and accessories, with a selection ranging from 1:720 Zeppelins right up to the SPAD XIII in 1:24.