This release as announced at this years IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona, covers the F-111Es from the 20th TFW, RAF Upper Heyford from the mid 80s through Desert Storm. The era of Wing flagships, 77th and 55th TFS flagships. Lots of nose art and combat jets.
Stencils for 2 aircraft, sized to Hobby Boss F-111
Two new releases from Resin Art. They have announced the release of two resin detail sets for the two types of propeller used on the Hawker Typhoon:
F/A-18D(N) Hornet VMFA(AW)-121 'Green Knights' Operation Iraq Freedom [OIF] Tour
AMS Resin announces new AH-1W FOD covers in 1/35 for Academy/Italeri kits. Continuing their line of FOD covers, these new AMS additions will look great on the Academy AH-1W.
Anigrand Craftworks will be releasing two 1/144th scale multi engined kits.
The German Junkers Ju.352V-2 Herkules and the Japanese Nakajima G8N-1 Renzan should both be available in August.
Hasegawa are set to release a 1/72nd Battle of Britain set which includes a Spitfire Mk 1 and a Messerschmitt Bf 109E.
A new release from Omega Models and I must admit I knew absolutely nothing about this aircraft before the release by Omega Models, but looks a handsome beast. Resin with vac-formed canopies and turrets. Not a cheap kit though.
Aztec Models have released decals for the T-33 serving a number of Central and South American Air Forces. One for those modellers that fancy building the new 1/32 T-33 from Czech Models, but don't want to attempt the natural finish. Markings for the following Air Forces:
Aztec Models have released decals for the T-6 Texan serving a number of Central and South American Air Forces. Including at least one armed aircraft, with rear firing machine gun. Markings for the following Air Forces:
LF Models have released a couple of decal sheets for aircraft of the Spanish Air Force. The first is the Dornier Do 27B-4 and the second is for the Cessna 0-1E Bird Dog. LF Models have what I think is a great idea in that they also sell paste jewellery. So if you are feeling guilty about buying yet another kit or decal sheet, order something for your better half as well.
Well a very pleasant surprise for me was discovering these two future releases from Resin Art. They have announced the impending release of a resin detail sest for the cockpit and exterior of the Academy Hawker Tempest Mk V, for me one of the best looking fighters of WWII.
Gulfstream G.IV SP / C-20/G/H/ S-102B / Tp 102C / U-4.
Ever fancied building a business jet, but were always put of by the high gloss finishes. Here's your chance to build one in a military guise. This series based on the Gulfstream IV serves with many air forces as command/executive transport roles and with some air forces used as Presidential or Royal transports. A beautiful aircraft that looks just as good in military grey as it does in civilian colours. These are what will be released:
We are reporting from the U.S. IPMS Nationals held this year in Phoenix, Arizona. The show has just finished up it's second day and will run through Saturday the 7th of August. We spoke to Ken Lawrence of Pacific Coast Models and he shared with us some info about thier newest release.
We are reporting from the U.S. IPMS Nationals held this year in Phoenix, Arizona. The show has just finished up it's second day and will run through Saturday the 7th of August. We spoke to Ernie Gee the owner/operator of G-Factor Models and he gave us the low-down on his most recent releases.
PT Decals have released some interesting decals in 1/32 and 1/48 that cover some of the aircraft that the Armee de l'Air utilised just after WWII.
New short run limited edition injected plastic kit from Hippo Models of the Gotha G-V German Heavy Bomber
DH Hornet & Sea Hornet - De Havilland's Ultimate Piston-Engined Fighter.
Latest in the Dalrymple and Verdun Publishing series which includes Classic Fighter aircraft such as the Sea Fury, Javelin, Attacker, Sea Vixen, Scimitar, etc.
The first of the new and exciting series of publications 'Air Wars' [AW] will concentrate on significant air campaigns throughout the history of Aviation. The German 'Kursk' offensive, or 'Operation Zitadelle,' was launched on 4 July 1943, however a resolute Soviet defence ensured that the Germans failed to make their planned breakthrough and after three weeks, defence was turned to assault as two counter-attacks saw the Red Army seize the initiative and ultimately force the Germans to retreat.
New release from SAM publications on a fascinating aspect of military aviation, the support given to ground and air units by these aircraft and crews. This is the first in the series of of Modellers Datafile Extra [MDX].
Eduard have a busy line-up of kits and accessories for August. Star of the show looks set to be a limited re-release of Kopro's 1:48 Su-25 complete with new Brassin and etched details, plus decals for six colour schemes. WW1 modellers have a very nice 1:48 Profi-Pack Nieuport 17, again with six decal options, while for Luftwaffe enthusiasts Eduard's 1:32 Bf 109E-1 returns in a cut-down Weekend edition.
No I am not jumping on the Anne Rice bandwagon! These two short run injected kit are new moulds from A-Model.
Decal release with the opportunity to create 54 marking variations for the MiG-29 in 1/48 and 1/72. Types including:
Mig-29 type 9-12 early batches.
Mig-29 type 9-12 late batches.
Mig-29 type 9-13.
Mig-29 type 9-51 (MiG-29UB).
Xtradecal have released a set of decals for F-100D Super Sabres serving in foreign air forces. Set includes a Republic of China. A Turkish, two Danish and a French Super Sabre.
Ukraine model manufacturer AMP is proud to announce the upcoming release of their 1/144 Soviet midget sub “Piranha”. Retail price for this kit range from $16.45 in Europe to $32.32 in the Asian markets.
Roy Sutherland has exciting news for modellers building a Warhawk, Tomahawk or Kittyhawk.
Tom’s Modelworks is proud to announce their latest 1/700 photo-etch set for the South Dakota class battleships. This comprehensive set has everything you need to upgrade your new South Dakota, Massachusetts or Alabama.
This update set from Wolfpack that has just been released, will convert the Academy 1/72 early type F/A-18C/D into a late type.
A new Company to me, but seems to features a bit on Armorama is Balaton Modells from Hungary. Balaton seem to normally specialise in things with tracks and wheels, but they are making a little foray into things with wings. This conversion turns Academy or Hasegawa 1/72 single seat Mig 23 into the two seat trainer, the Mig 23 UB.
Latest releases from Lifelike Decals should please fans of aircraft of WWII. Continuing their series of decals looking at the markings of leading Aces on both sides of the War. I have given the prices in yen, but a quick search of the Internet revealed that there are several retail outlets around the world.
Xtradecal are bring out two sets of decals one in 1/48 [part 5] and one in 1/72 [part 2] for the series they are creating for the F-100 Super Sabre. One of the markings is for Lt Col. Chuck Yeager's mount and another is for the first single engined jet to fly over the North Pole.
Fancy hanging something different under your F-15E or F-16? The AGM-158A JASSM is powered by a Teledyne CAE J402 turbojet. While carried the wings are folded to reduce size, flipping out on launch. There is a single vertical tail.
Resin Art are producing a superb looking detailed resin wheel bay set for Trumpeters Mikoyan Mig 21F. There are quite a few resin components for this set, but I think you will agree it will add an extra dimension to the finish of the model. It's worth seeing the work that has gone into the masters to produce this set as well.
Resin Art are producing a superb looking detailed resin interior set for Hasegawa's Grumman Cougar F9F-8. Mostly resin components, with pre-painted PE and a vac-formed canopy.
Olimp models are releasing three 1/72 resin kits of the Hawker Hunter two seat trainer in the near future. Each kit includes resin and PE parts and vac-formed canopy.
Eli Raphael from Zotz Decals is releasing six new sets of decals for the P-47 . Two sets are in 1/32 and the other four are in 1/48. Our very own Nigel Julian [Lampie] did the artwork for Dorothy K, and Miss Fire.
Kagero continues its line of informative books on WWI aircraft. Kagero. Albatros D.I - D.Va by Tomasz J. Kowalski was released for purchase on 25 June 2010. And Kagero has sent us a copy!
Authentic Airliners have released test shots of the BAC 1-11-400/ -500 and the Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200.
The Bf 110C was the first version of the Bf 110 to be equipped with Daimler Benz engines. At the altitudes it had to operate in order to protect the bombers it would prove to be increasingly vulnerable to British and later American fighter aircraft due to its lack of manoeuvrability. The "D" version came with additional fuel tanks for increased range.
The new tool Messerschmitt Bf110C-2/C-4 has hit the shops. Not much information or pictures on the Airfix website, but there are a few sprue shots circulating around some of the other forums sites. Very reasonable price though. I will update when there are some sprue shots
Werner's Wings has another great helicopter accessory and update set. They have recently released 3 different auxiliary fuel cells for use in UH-1 helicopters. These fuel cells are routinely used by the USMC on their UH-1N helicopters.
I don't know, you turn your back for one moment and two more gems from the world of rotary winged aircraft appear. This time in the form of the Hughes MD-500e and the Hughes MD-500MD. These delightful if somewhat mean looking helicopters in 1/72 are part of AZ Models two kits in one box offer. These played two of the baddies in that classic film Capricorn 1. There is that classic chase involving two black painted Hughes-500 chasing Telly Savalis in his red crop duster with Elliot Gould in the front seat! Classic stuff!
Sword have announced the future release of four kits. Three in 1/72 and one in 1/48.
AMS Resin has just announced a set of FOD (Foreign Object Debris) Covers for UH-1N helicopters in both 1/35th and 1/48th scale. The parts are well molded and very crisp.
Master Model will be releasing shortly a set of four British Mk 2 Browning .303 caliber barrels. They will fit perfectly the Mosquito from AIRFIX [see photos] and other models in 1:24 scale.
Version with flash hider used mostly as a defensive (flexible) weapon on bombers, except on the Mosquito, where four Browning's with flash hiders was fixed.
Wollfpack designs are about to release a conversion set for the Messerschmitt Bf.109T-2 using the Eduard 1/32 Me Bf 109E-4/7.
AZ Models have announced the future release of three bi-planes in 1/72. One is to be the Vickers Vilderbeast Mk III and there will be also two versions of the Fiat CR.32. No release dates as yet, but I will bring you more details when I have them.
AZ Models have announced the future release of three new Jets: the Supermarine Attacker Prototype, the Aero L-159 B, T1 Alca and the Aero L-159 A Alca.
Aires are releasing three resin detail sets for the F-16I Sufa. Two sets of undercarriage bays one in 1/72 and the other in 1/32. The other set is for the exhaust nozzle in 1/72. All sets look up to the normal high casting standards that Aires seems to maintain.
The latest in SBS Model's range of excellent upgrade sets comes in the form of a complete new cockpit and wheel well details for the Academy Hawker Hunter.
This rather snazzy livery for the Vickers VC-10 XX914 Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford 1974 caught my eye. This is intended for the Airfix kit although I would imagine Welsh Models might have produced one. The decals can be used on either the VC-10 or the Super VC-10. Decals for the windows are supplied for both types. Please note that the Airdecal site is under construction, but this decal sheet is available through Hannants, see link below.
To commemorate the Battle of Britain's 70th Anniversary this autumn Xtradecal have released two sets of decals in 1/48 covering RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft flown at the time. This set is different from the 1/72 release and features a few less aircraft, see here
for the 1/72 release.