A new Chinese company - Dream Model - has announced what look sset to be a very interesting range of resin PLAAF airfield vehicles and accessories.
July looks set to be a busy month for Eduard. The big news is undoubtedly the expansion of their highly regarded 1:48 Bf 110 range to include later versions, with the 'G-2 taking the lead as the first release.
Also new are Weekend Editions of the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat and Fokker E.V (D.VIII), plus a generous selection of etched sets and masks.
ICM have announced a new 1/72 scale Su-27 kit on their homepage (72221). It will be available soon.
MPM have released a highly detailed 1:32 resin kit of the classic Warsaw Pact 1960s jet trainer under their HPH subsidiary label.
AZ Models have re-released the Classic Airframes 1:48 scale Grumman Widgeon/Gosling.
Wolfpak Decals is a relatively new aftermarket decal company out of Ohio. Wolfpak Decals was established in 2007 by Mark Bilas which catered to 1/72nd scale and produced their first sheet in December of that year and has now since moved onto 1/48th scale sheets.
Accurate Miniatures have announced on their blog site the release of their 1/48 scale P-51C kit with brand new Air Racer markings.
The CMK Newsletter for June 2009 is out. Amongst detail sets for the 1/48 TSR-2 from Airfix and some 1/72 scale aftermarket items, the highlight is undoubtedly the 1/48 scale kit of the He 100 V-8 world speed record holder!
Ozmods have sent us an information page about their latest release, an 1/144 scale BAe Hawk T.2
Trumpeter have sent us 3D pictures of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Chengdu J-10A and J-10B kits.
Mirage Hobby's eagerly awaited German WW1 2-seater is on the shelves at Modelimex and they have released content-shots (as if we weren't already drooling at the prospect of it!).
Empire City Decals have announced a pair of interesting new sets for WW2-era modellers.
AZ Models have new kits listed as "in stock" on their website. Amongst them two british aircraft: the Spiteful and the Goslin.
Following the news that their impressive 1:32 Heinkel He 51 is in stock at Modelimex, Wojciech Kułakowski of Silver Wings has sent us his photos of the finished parts, along with in-progress shots of the original master patterns.
Here's one that should prove popular for our upcoming Luftwaffe '46 Campaign! Planet Models have released a 1:48 resin kit of the Focke-Wulf P.II.
Modelimex have released photos of Silver Wings' gorgeous looking new 1:32 Heinkel He 51.
Trumpeter will be releasing a 1/48 JF-17 Thunder, the date of release is unknown at present.
WW1 enthusiasts get the lion's share of Eduard's new kits in June with Dual Combos of the popular Pfalz D.IIIa and SPAD XIII. The latter is an American Aces special.
SBS Model 1/48 KM-1 Ejection Seat for MIG-21 MF/BIS
Valom have released a limited run 1:72 scale kit of the weird and wonderful Bell YFM-1A Airacuda, as shown in these sprue shots curtesy of Modelimex.
Hobby Boss have published CAD images of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat.
Mig Productions who are normally known for their AFV-related products have just announced a new range of low-cost Airbrushes.
Modelimex have released sprue shots of the exiting new Special Hobby 1:48 IMAM Ro 57 bis.
Here's the May line up of the MPM/CMK group. There are almost only new releases in 1/72 scale this time.
According to Italeri's latest news page, three aircraft kits should hit the shelves soon, all are Italian subjects!
Techmod have announced a new set of Junkers 88 decals and theres also a set of PZL P.7a decals in 1:72.
The new 1/32 scale Eurofighter Typhoon from Trumpeter is available since a few days. Here are some pictures of the content of the box as well as photos of a finished model.
Announced and present at the Nürnberg Toy Fair, the 1/32 scale Swordfish from Trumpeter should reach the shelves soon. In case you've missed it, the chinese manufacturer has published some photos of the box' content as well as pictures of a finished model on its website.
Master Details produce a growing line of resin and multi-media figures and accessories for 1/32 scale model aircraft. Their latest addition is an U.S. Air Force Korean War Jet Pilot.
CMK are about to release no less than 12 (!?) resin sets for the Airfix 1/48 scale TSR-2 kit. Take a look at the list to see what will be available soon...
Adalbertus have a 15% discount this week only for pre-orders on two exciting new RAAF Lifecolor acrylic paints sets.
Adalbertus have released details of the latest Techmod decals in 1:72 and 1:48.
Black Dog are a recently established AM company who have produced a variety of update sets for 1/48th & 1/72nd Scale AFVs. Here, though, are their first Aviation releases.
The big news this month is the eagerly expected follow-up to Eduard's 1:32 Bf 109E-1, the 'E-4 - in many people's eyes the definitive "Emil", with wing cannon and square-framed canopy. Also on the kit front, the 1:48 Hellcat returns in a cut-down Weekend Edition.
Neomega Resin have produced a resin upgrade set to totally transform Hobbyboss's popular MiG-17's cockpit.
Modelimex have released pictures of the new 1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane from ARK Models. The kit is initially available in two forms in RAF and VVS service.
FFSMC (Flying Frog's Scale Models Club) is a new aftermarket decal manufacturer from France. Some of his products are really worth to take a look at!
The April Newsletter of the MPM group has just arrived. There are some very interesting informations about new kits to be released this year, especially in 1/72 scale. The 1/48 scale IMAM Ro-57bis should reach the shelves soon.
Along time in the making but it seems the newest aircraft model manufacturer is the brain child of Wingnut productions owner Peter Jackson (LotR) fame. Opening with a bang and the subject matter is 1/32 WWI plastic model aircraft kits
I was in very early 2003 that I first heard the news in the wind. Mirage was to do a series of WWI aircraft in 1/48 scale. Right in the middle of that list was kit# 481211 Halberstadt CL II and kit #481212 Halberstadt CL II (Bay). Now in 2009 we are blessed to see the first of those kits on the horizon. An example was on view at the recent Nurnberg Toy Fair. . .
Modelimex have released pictures of Special Hobby's 1/32 scale Heinkel He 110D-1.
Airfix have now published details of a BIG Release which is scheduled for this year.
Masterbox Ltd. have just made 'official' some information which should be particularly welcome to those of you who do large-scale aircraft subjects.
Squadron have sent us a link to a promotional video derived from the 3D instructions of the new Czech Model F-80C Shooting Star.
Modelimex have announced the release of two highly detailed resin upgrades for Airfix's 1/48 scale TSR.2.
April looks set to be another busy month for Eduard. No new kits, per se, but the Fw 190 A-5 makes a welcome re-appearance as a Profipack, while the Bf 110E and SPAD XIII are released as Weekend Editions for the first time. On the aftermarket front, there's plenty for everyone, but the highlight may well prove to be the triple-whammy of sets for Revell's big Ju 88A. The cockpit in that kit is already great - and with the addition of etched details, it should be eye-popping!
Good news for 1/72 scale aircraft builders, Mark58 expands his range with a new PSP display base for them.
John Snyder of WEM sends us details of some additions to Air Masters fabulous range of machne guns.
They are expanding this range as more products become available.
The 1/32 scale Czech Model kit of the Lockheed F-80 C Shooting Star that was announced at the Nürnberg Toy Fair is out. It is already available at the Squadron webstore.
Unimpressed by the FM kit and tired of waiting for ICM's offering? Well Vector's all-resin 1/48 Henschel Hs 126 has arrived and looks set to be an absolute stunner!