Shesto Ltd. have announced an interesting metal foiling system that could well have uses for aircraft modelling – highly polished natural metal finishes, undercarriage oleos and lamp reflectors spring immediately to mind…
New release from Czech Master Resin [CMR] is the Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.Mk.2B, which has to be one of my favourite RAF/Royal Navy aircraft of all time.
Stormo! Online Magazine has released the third part of its series of decals featuring Bf 109 aces of the Regia Aeronautica and the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana This time the focus is on the last months of the war, with a great selection of late Bf 109Gs and 'Ks of the ANR.
The Mustang is certainly one of the most popular aircraft of WW2 so it's no wonder every producer wants to have it in their stable. This time ICM Holding has prepared another edition of the Mustang in the British markings.
Here is the latest release from 4+ Publications. The Panavia Tornado colours and markings is available in their Mark 1 Guide range. As with all these titles under the Mark 1 Guide there are decals included with a choice of scales to choose from.
Osprey must have read Eduards minds, as one of the releases this month is the B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI, of which Eduard have released a 1/72nd scale kit.
Sword have announced that they will be soon releasing in 1/72 a P-47N and the Seafire L MkIIc. Both aircraft seem to share the common feature of clipped wings. The artwork for the box illustration looks particularly good.
Sword are to re-release their two recent versions of the T-33's in 1/72. This time they will have the addition of coloured PE parts. Also to be released by Sword soon is the P-80A/B. I recently purchased T - 33 USAF and RCAF and with the inclusion of resin parts and I thought it was superb. It can only be better with the bonus coloured PE parts. The artwork for the box illustrations look particularly good.
Unicraft have released a Sikorsky S-62 / HH-52 which is the Search And Rescue helicopter used by the U.S Coastguard.
Zvezda has released a new kit which perfectly fits any German airfield diorama from W.W,2. The kit is well known 2cm Flak 38 gun.
Quite a few releases from Quickboost in 1/48 this month. The Mig-29 air intake and exhaust covers look good. I am not a big fan of resin pitot tubes, but the Delta Dart's look pretty tempting. Those gun barrels for the Hasegawa P-38 look stunning.
Master Details from USA has now been taken over by Maulcor Incorporated and the Company is now MASTER DETAILS. They are currently building their new website, but the great news is that MASTER DETAILS is scheduled to be open for business on the 15th of March 2011.
Kinetic have finally released their much anticipated and much talked about 1/48 Grumman Tracker. Markings are for the USN Sawbucks, VS-37. Decals have been designed by Fightertown and printed by Cartograf. The box is also marked for the S-2E and S-2G so whether these options or all three are available we will have to wait and see.
Iliad Designs have released two intriguing decal sheets for some brightly coloured Hurricanes in 1/72 and camouflaged B-29's in 1/48. After viewing the Hurricane sheet, I feel the need to buy a couple of Hurricane kits and paint them red and blue ready for these decals.
One of Anigrands latest releases is the alternative to the Convair B-58 Hustler, the Boeing XB-59.
Zvezda are to release in March, two new tooling snap-fix kits in 1/144th scale.
Here is a new set of 1:48 decals coming from Freightdog.
Profiline are to release two brand new models of the MD 520N NOTAR [no tail rotor] and Hughes MD-500D with floats in 1:72 scale. There are a large number of markings for each one. Profiline have produced the body of the MD in clear plastic, which this modeler certainly appreciates. Looking at the colour schemes I think ordering more than one looks possible. On sale from February 10, 2011.
Profiline are to release a U.S. Navy Jet Blast Deflector [JBD] with steam catapult. A great idea if you are fed up with having your US Navy aircraft just sitting on the shelf. Profiline will be producing the deck in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale. Release date will be sometime in March, 2011.
Pavla Models are to release resin and vac formed update sets for the newly released 1/72 F-86F Sabre from Airfix. The T-14EA ejector seat looks particularly good. I will be receiving more images, hopefully next week. Also news that Pavla are producing resin and vac formed update sets for the Amodel 1/72 DH. 100 Vampire Mk 1/6. No images just yet so stay tuned, I will publish them as soon as they arrive from Pavla.
Included in this months releases from Quickboost is a great looking Tropical filter for the Bf 109F and the exhausts for the Sturmovik look excellent also. Just look how thin the walls of the pipes are. The spill doors for the Flogger are the doors that are just behind the air intakes and usually seen open when the aircraft is on the ground.
Mirage Hobby are planning to release four Apache helicopters in 1/72nd scale in March
Italeri have released two classic carrier warbirds in 1/72, the F6F-3/5 Hellcat and the F4U-7 Corsair.
Just the one release this month. A cockpit set for the recently released F-22 from Fujimi. After just reviewing the kit I can tell you even though the Fujimi cockpit is pretty good, the Aires cockpit set is better looking than the kit. Also included is a PE sheet, including seat harnesses which are missing from the kit.
Academy are set to release a 1/48 U.S. AIR FORCE F-86F "THE HUFF"
Hasegawa's releases for February sees two dual combo kits in 1/72nd and several re-boxed favorites.
Some superb looking releases this month from Aires. Including cockpits for the A-7E Corsair II, Ar 196A-5. Wheel bays for the MiG-17F fresco C and auxiliary intake doors and bay for the Phantom FG.1/FGR.2. Finally wheels and paint masks for the Ar 196A wheels. Almost something for everyone. All the cockpit sets come with PE parts as well.
Included in this months releases in the big scale of 1/32 is a excellent looking Flogger canopy frame and blind for the Trumpeter kit. A cockpit set for the Trumpeter Bf 109G-2 and two superb bang seats the K-36L ejector seat for the Su-25 and the M.B. Mk 16A ejection seat for EF 2000A. All four releases come with PE parts.
Revell have released three 1/32nd Photo etch sets for their kits.
MPM Production have sent us details of their latest releases due to showcase at the Nürnberg Toy Fair this month, plus a sneak preview of forthcoming kits including the patterns for their eagerly awaited Sud Aviation Vautour.
Cyber Hobby have announced three kits for release at some point in the future at the Nurmberg International Toy Fair.
Eduard's February release list has been announced, and there are some great kits and update sets this month.
First off the new tooled MiG 21 MF Subscriber Limited Edition and OVERTREES (ProfiPACK) are available to order.
A 1/4th Bf 110 instrument panel has been released which first came in the 1/48th Royal Class Bf 110C, D & E. The Bf 110G2 has also been released as a Weekend Edition kit, along with a 1/32nd Bf 109E-3.
Early aviation fans will notice the DH-2 has been released as a profipack version.
Etch sets and masks for Revell's 1/72nd B-17G also make a appearance.
Eduard have released images of the sprues for their forthcoming release of their 1/48 MiG. They have also announced a special offer for subscribers. Here's their announcement:
Fightertown Decals have three new releases for you US Navy jet fans to drool over. Here are Fightertown's own description of these stunning looking releases in 1/48 and 1/144:
Skunkmodels Workshop have released images of their forthcoming HH-60 kits. One is the rather colourful US Coastguard HH-60J Jayhawk and the other is the US Navies HH-60H Rescue Hawk.
As you might have seen posted earlier, Mike from Bombshell Decals has released three new decal sets. Two 1/48 scale P-47 plus an upscaled 1/48 version of the B-26 Marauders he did last year.
If you are as excited as I am about the imminent release of Revells 1/32 BAe Hawk, then you will welcome these excellent marking from Xtradecal to go with it. I can see I will have to acquire more than one kit to utilise some of these beauties.
"Fw-190 in foreign service. Captured Butcherbirds Vol.2" - this is the full title of the latest publications from "Kecay". As the title says it is a second part of the "Captured Butcherbirds".
New publication from Histoire and Collections. This title is pretty self explanatory, but the book by Gerard Paloque is packed with excellent looking photos and profiles. If you are tired of the thought of covering your next project in three shades of grey, take a look at this publication and do something different.
Olimp Models are to release a trio of McDonnell Banshees in 172:
McDonnell Banshee F2H-2.
McDonnell Banshee F2H-2N.
McDonnell Banshee F2H-2P.
CMK have sent us details of their latest resin releases. The cockpit for Airfix's quarterscale Canberra PR.9 looks superb, but the highlight for me has to be something I never thought I'd see - a 1:32 kit of the weird and wonderful DFW Floh!
Olimp Models have released a 1/72 resin model of the Supermarine Seagull ASR-1, one of my favourite flying boats. Marking are for the prototype.
Olimp Models have released a 1/72 resin model of the diminutive Martin MS-1 Bi-plane. Marking are for the prototype.
For quite a while now, the Scottish manufacturer, Accurate Armour have had a series of Airfield vehicles listed as being in-development. Now, the company have mailed us with details of this impressive-looking range which are NOW available.
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Alley Cat have released news of two sets to convert the Airfix 1/48 Sea Vixen FAW 2 into a FAW 1 that will be released in the near future. The separate conversions, one for six line aircraft of the fleet and the other features test aircraft with some rather tasty paint schemes will include decals and Alley Cat promises a very easy conversion. Here's the announcement from Alley Cat :
Continuing their occasional historical focus on individual squadrons in the RAF, Xtradecals have released this very interesting set of decals spanning the 70 year History of RAF 6 Sqn from 1931-2010. Types covered are:
Fancy building something different? Then the latest release from Skunkmodels Workshop is the 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [UAV]. The MQ-9 is frequently hitting the headlines for it's hunter/killer role in Pakistan.
Squadron Signal Publications have announced the latest in their hugely useful series of Walkarounds, essential reading for anyone seeking to add detail to standard kits.
Rather a lot of releases this month from Quickboost in 1/72 and not a jet to be seen, which is good news for all you prop fans. The resin minigun barrels make me want to go out and acquire a 1/72 AC-47.