A few months ago, Masterbox Ltd. made the announcement that they would be producing a range of Pilot and Groundcrew figures in 1/32nd scale. Here's the first.
MPM Productions have sent us their April 2010 Newsletter. If 1:72 is your scale and if you like twin engined WWII aircraft, you will be happy. There is also a nice 1:48 Seafire II kit in the list.
Zvezda have updated their website with some infos about their anticipated 1:48 scale Bf109 F kit. Judging from the CAD drawings it seems as if we can expect the same level of detail as the La-5 serie of kits from the same manufacturer.
Here are the CMK news for April 2010. Tamiya's 1:32 scale A6M5 Zero receives the full treatment this time and Planet Model announces a 1:72 scale resin kit of the Douglas DC-5.
Normally, i'm not too comfortable with News Items regarding aircraft. This time though, it's exceptional: Here are the (company) images of Tamiya's New (and Big) Spitfire IX
Modelimex have released pictures of Planet Models' exciting new largescale resin conversion for the Fw 190Fw 190C V-18/U-1 Känguru prototype high-altitude fighter.
Here is the list of the Eduard expected aircraft related releases for March. Of course, the much anticipated Fw190 D11/D13 Dual Combo will focus most of the attention but there is much more in the pipe, especially in the photo etched and Brassin lines.
New items are available from Eduard in April 2010. This month, the 1:32 scale Bf109 leads the way in a very attractive E-7 Profipack boxing with some nice desert shemes. Early aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to see the release of the 1:48 scale Fokker D.VII in a colorful Dual Combo boxing while the Bf110 in the same scale is released as a Weekend Edition. If you add the F-16 Engine in the Brassin line and the PE sets for the 1:32 scale Tamiya Spitfire it makes quite an interesting month!
Next inline for release is their mold of the DeHavilland DH 4 with the Puma engine (kit #430).
ICM are re-releasing two of their popular 1:48 kits with new decals this Easter - the Spitfire Mk. VIII and P-51D/K Mustang.
Hobby Link Japan are currently offering a great selection of Tamiya 1/48 and 1/72 aircraft, including limited releases, Warbird and Propeller Action entries, and more, for up to 50 percent off!
Thomas H. Hitchock's long awaited study of the Ta 152 is due for publication this spring. Originally announced by Monogram Publications over five years ago, the future of this book, which represents the fruits of years of research, seemed in the balance until that company was acquired by Eagle Editions.
Resin Realities presents a new line of figures based off works from Ken Kelly.
Monroe Perdu Studios has released their first set of Pilot's Chairs in their well known laser cut card. Besides giving a context to your stand alone pilot figures, the contents of the kit can be used in more creative vignettes as well.
MPM Production have forwarded us the CMK News for March 2010. In the program this month are some detail sets for the 1:32 scale Revell Ju88A kit, for the 1:32 scale Tamiya/Academy F-16C kits and the 1:48 scale B-57B Airfix kit. Planet Models announces a new 1:48 scale Klemm Kl 25d resin kit and CMK a nice 1:48 scale resin kit of the Sd.Anh. 473 German multipurpose caravan.
Black Dog have announced two new resin upgrade sets.
Just published by Albatros Productions are the first of a new series of printed facsimilies of original WW1 documents. The first pair will obviously be of huge interest to modellers building the new Wingnut Wings Albatros and Pup kits, as well as historians and early aviation enthusiasts.
MPM Production have sent us some test shot photos of the forthcoming Special Hobby Morane Saulnier AI kit (SH48099). The sprues are visible as well as an unpainted built up model.
Eduard have updated their website with their monthly newsletter. Main subject is the past Nürnberg Toy Fair but there are also many infos about the new items available this month and next month.
MPM Productions have sent us some details about their forthcoming kits. In 1:72 scale a Ni-D 62, a Whirlwind Mk.I and a Meteor PR Mk.10 will be released in March while the 1:48 scale Maryland Mk.I/II should be available in March/April.
Sam Publications have sent us their 2010 program. Planned are new books about the IAR.80, F4U Corsair, P-51 Mustang, F-111 Aardvark, F-15 Eagle, BAe Harrier and Eurofighter Typhoon.
While the March items are available now, here is a look at the Eduard expected aircraft related releases for April. No new kits (only different boxings) but plenty of Brassin and PE sets to keep you busy in every scale and every era.
SuperScale International have released a batch of new decals in 1:32 and 1:48 scale covering several aircraft types and time periods.
MMD Squadron have sent us some detailed informations about their new aircraft related products: F-80C Gun Bay, Mercedes D.III Engine, Cessna Bobcat Control Surfaces and Interior Detail Set, USAF Ground Crew and US Navy Floatplanes In Action book.
MPM Productions have updated their website with some infos about the marking options for their forthcoming 1:48 scale Spitfire Mk.Vc boxing which will include aircraft flown by Czech pilots.
Testors have just announced the return to the shelves of hobby shops of some of their enduring classic aircraft models, along with a finishing kit that provides paints, brushes and cement - all the basics to get newcomers up and running in the hobby.
According to today's press release:
Pavla Models have released details of their latest 1:72 resin cockpit sets and exterior upgrades.
ICM have released an Air-to-Air Armament set destined to the Su-27, Su-30 and MiG-29 fighters.
Here is a list of the aircraft related plastic injection releases from the MPM group for the first half of the year 2010.
MPM have sent us some images of the sprues of their forthcoming 1:72 scale Breda Ba.88B Lince (72538). Some photos of a completed, albeit not painted model have been included as well.
MPM have sent us nine images of a completed Special Hobby 1:48 scale Fiat BR.20 (SH48068). This impressive model was on display at the Nürnberg Toy Fair in the MPM booth.
MPM have sent us test shot photos of their new Westland Whirlwind F Mk.I „Cannon Fighter“ in 1:72 scale (SH72197).
OzMods have released a commemorative production run of it's 1:48 scale DHC-4 Caribou with new decals for three aircraft that carried the 45 years service markings.
There are some interesting infos and pictures about the new releases of the MPM group in their February 2010 Newsletter. In 1:72 scale a Breda Ba.88B and in 1:48 scale a Morane Saulnier AI, a Spitfire Mk.Vc "Czechoslovak Squadron" and a Fw190 A-6 "Early Sturmbirds".
SBS Model have released the latest in their series of highly detailed resin and etched brass cockpits with a complete new office for Hasegawa's quarterscale Folgore.
Dragon have just released further details of some their upcoming aircraft kit releases.
Each year, as always, the IPMS Germany homepage is the primary source for the latest Nürnberg Toy Fair pictures. The first batches of photos have already been uploaded to their website.
Bronco Models have sent us CAD images of what looks set to be an impressively detailed 1:48 kit of the Chinese J-10A "Vigorous Dragon" fighter.
Lately, Antares Models have released a nice two seater conversion set for Dragon's 1:48 scale Ta 152. The company from Argentina will also release a 1:48 scale resin kit of the Me 262 V1 and a 1:72 resin kit of the He 274 soon.
While the February releases are just available from Eduard here is a look at the March expected item list. Once again, there is something for everyone but the Limited Edition of the Su-7BKL/BMK in 1:48 scale is worth noting.
The new Eduard products for February 2010 are available. There are only 1:48 scale kits in the list this time but plenty of photo etched references and some more resin+PE sets in the new Brassin line.
Here's a look ahead to some of the smallscale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1:72 (and close) releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1:48 releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the largescale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
AFV Club have released the first pics of their eagerly awaited quarterscale F-5E fully built and painted. Kit #AR48102 is due to hit the shelves worldwide imminently.
Here are the news from CMK for February 2010. Amongst some nice detail sets, there is the announcement of the release of a 1:48 scale resin kit of the CAC CA-15 Kangaroo...
Here is a product overview of Master Class' new video tutorial: "Building and Painting Small Scale Figures". The DVD includes a 1:32 scale WWII Marine Pilot figure produced exclusively by Master Details from USA.
With Eduard's new 1:48 kit rekindling interest in the Fw 190D, Eagle Editions have released an exciting new batch of EagleCals based on Volume 2 of Jerry Crandall's definitive study of the aircraft.
Eduard have released a new catalogue for the year 2010. It can be downloaded in .pdf format at their website.