Alliance Model Works November Releases
1:48-1:72 Aircraft Detailing
AW006 1:48 Marsden Matting (P.S.P Plates)http://www.am-works.com/store/aw006-marsden-matting-plates-p-82.html
AW007 1:72 Marsden Matting (P.S.P Plates) http://www.am-works.com/store/aw007-marsden-matting-plates-p-83.html
Canada is currently, the largest user of the F-18 outside the United States. The Canadian Forces official designation for the F-18 is CF-188A/B Hornet. Also announced is the release of decals for the Canadian Hercules. So it's not surprising that Canadian decal company Leading Edge should proudly announce the future release of the following sets.
The folk at Two Six Decals have been busy recently with no less than three new kits released and six sets of decals. The limited edition kits have been going quickly, so don't take too long ordering them.
Latest release from Authentic Decals cover the Me 110D in 1/48. Unfortunately Authentic Decals are not specific about which schemes are covered, but they do offer some interesting markings. Stencils are included with the set.
AZ Models are to release a 1/72 plastic injected kit of the rather delightful Bücker Bü-181. There will be two boxing's, the first being a Panzerbücker, there are three different sets of markings in Luftwaffe service. The second offering is the one I am looking forward to, the Bestmann. There are five very different sets of markings, that I would find difficult to choose between as they all look fantastic. I would be tempted if I had the money to buy six kits and build Bücker Bü-181 in all of the markings supplied. Would look great on the shelf.
Latest releases from Freightdog Models are two sets of decals that cover post war RAF aircraft home and abroad. These sheets catch the very last days of piston aircraft in RAF front line service. Freightdog describe their latest products:
John McIllmurray of AIMS continues his focus on the JU 88 in Luftwaffe service. This time looking at the Junkers Ju 88-G. From it's role as a night fighter to Mistel. There are 17 different aircraft included on this sheet and a bonus set for a Focke Wulf FW 190 attached to a Mistel. Markings include the following aircraft:
Blackdogs latest resin release continues their Luftwaffe focus, this time producing very fine castings for Eduards 1/48 Fw-190 D-11/D-13. Resin parts were designed by Antfeist Milos.
Future release from Authentic Decals and their first in 1/32, is this very impressive set of decals for the Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-23M/MF Flogger B. The feature of this release has to be the 'Hell Fighter' sheet, which has to be one of the most spectacular paint jobs ever seen on a Mig of any sort.
Latest release from Aviaeology are these comprehensive decal sheets in 1/24, 1/48 and 1/72 for Hurricanes MkI. This is pretty complicated so I would sit down with a strong cup of coffee and pay attention. I will be asking questions later.
Squadron have anounced a new 90mm figure that's clearly inspired by the famous scene in the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Now... where did I put that 1:20 B-52 to go with it?!
Dragon have announced their latest 1:144 aircraft kit - a "1+1" boxing of the Boeing EA-18G Growler.
Kinetic Models have released a 1/48 Mirage 2000 two seater that can be built as either the B, D or N versions. Great to see this release as the aircraft frequently flies over my home.
Oh dear, I think I am becoming a fan of Luft 46 projects. There are some cracking future releases planned from Antares Models:
There a considerable amount of wheels in this resin set, 18 in all, for one of the trio of British V Bombers during the cold war period, the Victor. The set comprises of two nose wheels and 16 main wheels for the eight wheel bogeys. Also included are two resin retractable air intakes for the auxiliary power unit, which where situated on the upper fuselage, just forward of the fin. Judging by the images the casting looks superb as we have come to expect from Resin Art. Instructions are included with each release.
Latest release from Linden Hill Decals in their series of Post Soviet Air Forces, is one that covers aircraft used by the Air Force of Turkmenistan.
RS Models are to release a 1/72 plastic injection kit of the Bf109X, a development aircraft of the Me 109 using an alternative engine, the BMW 139 The power plant giving the aircraft a similar look to the FW 190. An interesting alternative for anyone wanting to add something different to their collection of Me 109's.
For lovers of all thing Luft 46, here is a release from Antares Models that should please. They have released a resin kit of the Junkers EF 132 German long-distance jet bomber.
Future releases from Resin Art are two sets of wheels for the Hawker Hurricane MkII and the Short Sterling heavy bomber.
RS Models are to release a 1/72 plastic injection kit of the Flettner Fl 282 .The innovative Flettner Fl 282 was one of the first operational helicopter that was used on board ships.
2010 has marked the 50th Anniversary of one of the great names in model aircraft - Williams Brothers.
After the takeover of Admiral models by AZ Models, Admiral are to release a number of late mark Spits and Seafires. I must admit to being a huge fan of the late Griffon powered Spits so I was very pleased to receive the news of these products. I am particularly looking forward to the release of the Seafire Mk.46, with the contra rotating prop. For you that prefer the Merlin engined aircraft, Admiral are to release a Seafire Mk III.
Great news in that Admiral Models have been taken over by AZ Models. Here is a statement from the AZ website.
Kitsworld a company well known for it's release of mainly WWII American aircraft decals are to produce a special sheet, celebrating 100 years of French nautical aviation. The sheet features markings for the Dassault-Breguet Super Etendard and the Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye.
Release Date 13 -14 November 2010 debuting at the Scale Modelworld in Telford, UK. This decal sheet will be available to purchase at the Scale Aircraft Modelling Stand 173 at the International Centre Telford.
Squadron-Signal Publications return to a classic subject with the latest addition to their "In Action" series.
Future new release (in the next two weeks) from Welsh Models, the prolific outfit from South Wales is the De Havilland Dash 7 in London City Airways Livery. The airline was one of the first companies to fly out of London City Airport, when it first opened. The Airline closed in 1990.
Alley Cat continue their amazing series of conversion sets for the Airfix 1/24 Mosquito. The Mk XVIII 'Tse-Tse' were fitted with a Molins "6-pounder Class M" cannon, weighing 1,580 lb (716 kg) fitted with an automatic loader to allow both semi- or fully-automatic fire, in the nose, along with two .303 in (7.7 mm) sighting machine guns. The cannon was later deleted. The Air Ministry initially suspected that this variant would not work, but mock tests proved otherwise. Although the gun provided the Mosquito with yet more anti-shipping firepower for use against U-boats it required a steady, and hence vulnerable, approach-run to aim and fire the gun.
Now available from Alley Cat is a conversion set to transform the Tamiya 1/32 Mk IX Spitfire into a Mk XVI. The main set being the Mk XVI / MK IX Bubble Top conversion set, the second being a very easy and adaptable 'E' wing conversion set both based on the Tamiya Mk IX kit.
WW2 modellers will have a real treat to look forward to in the New Year with the release of a 1:32 Bell P-63 from HpH Models.
Osprey Publishing have announced the future release of this title. The B-57 Canberra was the first jet-powered American attack aircraft committed to the Vietnam War. Involved in day-to-day interdiction missions as well as in classified “black” missions and a starring role in Operation Rolling Thunder; the B-57 evolved to become one of the most valuable weapons in the USAF inventory. The B-57E was involved in the Patricia Lynn missions, parts of which remain classified. This book also fully documents the role of the Australian Canberra B-20 in working alongside the B-57. Featuring scores of previously unpublished photographs; the story of the B-57 is the story of the Vietnam War.
There's plenty of variety among CMK's aftermarket upgrades this month - a 1:32 Mustang cockpit, 1:48 Luftwaffe ordnance and a whole raft of sets aimed at Airfix's 1:72 Canberra.
MPM have published their latest Newsletter, with some exciting releases scheduled for the month ahead.
Stormo! Decals have released the second part of their new series focusing on Italian Bf 109 aces.
HpH Models have sent us photos of the patterns for their exciting new 1:48 resin kit of the Sukhoi T-50 - Russia's prototype fifth-generation fighter which first flew this year.
HpH Models have sent us photos of the patterns for their forthcoming 1:32 Aero L-39 Albatros under preparation.
Kitsworld are to release two sets of decals for the B-24's of the Zodiac Squadron. These are limited editions so don't hang around if you want to acquire these sets.
Anticipating the release of the Airfix 1/48 Sea Vixen [well aren't most of us]. Xtradecal have released decals for four aircraft. Not a subject known for it's colourful marking while in service. It made up for the lack of colourful markings in it's re-incarnation as a drone and the last airworthy Vixen flying for the Red Bull Team. Perhaps we may see these marking released as well.
Isradecal have released two update sets for the IAF F-16I. The first is for two 600 gallon fuel tanks and the second is a correction set for the Academy kit.
Eli Raphael from Zotz Decals is releasing a new set of 1/48 decals for the A-20G in the PTO. The A-20G was the most produced variant of the Havoc series, the nose glazing being replaced by a solid nose. Early production models were fitted with four 20mm cannons and two .50 in machine guns in the nose, but the unreliability of the cannons led to them being replaced by more machine guns.
Fisher Model and Pattern have released an image of their spectacular looking future release of their 1/32 F7U-3M Cutlass. This is the information put out by Paul and Susy Fisher on their website.
One of the biggest announcements at the Tokyo Hobby Show has been Dragon's exciting new largescale Bf 109E.
Begemot are to release a stunning looking decal set with the opportunity to make 54 marking variations of your Mig 29. This set is part one, so it will be interesting what markings they missed from this sheet for part two. In the meantime feast your eyes on these decals and prepare to search your stash or invest in a Trumpeter or Revell Fulcrum.
Resin Art have released images of their pre production cockpit set for the Sukhoi Su 7BKL. The set is intended for the Kopro or Eduard kits. The images give you an idea of the amount of work that goes into these products before they hit the shops. Resin Art are also to produce flaps for the Kopro or Eduard Su 7BKL and I will post pictures as soon as possible.
No indication of price so far.
HpH Models' resin kit of the Arado Ar 196, along with its launch catapult which is sold separately, has had Kriegsmarine enthusiasts drooling ever since the first sight of the in-box shots.
SBS Model released their latest cockpit details, this time aimed at Hasegawa's quarterscale Ki-43-II Hayabusa.
Dragon have announced a new 1:48 Bf 110D nightfighter as part of their Cyber-Hobby range.
Dragon have announced two new 1:72 kits of WW2 US Navy classics - the SB2C-3 Helldiver and F6F-5N Hellcat.
Sword have announced the future release of two Gloster Gladiator kits in the near future. They have posted what is presumably the box art for the two releases:
Wolfpack designs have released a 1/32 kit of the F-86F-40 Sabre in the markings of three Republic of Korean Air Force aircraft. This is I believe is Wolfpacks first foray into providing a kit as well as resin and metal upgrades in 1/32 scale. The plastic parts are supplied by Kinetic, a kit which was generally well received.
Modelimex have published details of the latest version of HpH Models' stunning 1:32 Avia B-534.