I received an interesting email today from Alan Griffith, President of AMtech Models. Seems there has been a lot of speculation by the modeling community on rumors of a new P-40B/C and Mr. Griffith wanted to lay those rumors to rest.
Cobra Company is back again this month with their latest release-a M-230 Cannon Set for MRC Blackhawk helicopters.
ACE, a Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that they have begun production of a 1/72 AF-2S Grumman Guardian.
While it is already May, I couldn't resist writing a quick article about the new products that became available in April from Ultracast. Several propeller/spinner and tire sets await to detail your latest plane.
The month of May brings another great collection of photoetch items from Eduard Model Accessories. All kinds of aircraft are represented this month including the F-16, F-86, MIG-15 and RAH-66 Commanche.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics has just announced a new Limited Edition Lithograph that they are currently taking pre-orders on. The subject this time is the F-15A of the 101st Fighter Squadron of the Massachusetts ANG.
With the restocking of several sold-out kits and the production of new ones, Collect-Aire is keeping the bases covered when it comes to your choices for unique kit selections.
This month will see Revell-Monogram releasing the 1/48 scale TBD-1 Devastator with a historical book included. This sounds similiar to their release of the F-105F/G a few months back with a historical book as well.
Ace Models, a manufacturer of scale models in Kiev, Ukraine, recently announced that a 1/72 scale kit of the AM-1 Martin Mauler was now in production.
Overcoming some attitude problems with a MAC computer, AMtech's new 1/48 Hs-123 Close Support/Dive bomber looks ready to hit the streets sometime next month.
Squelching rumors that have been circulating for months, Accurate Miniatures has unleashed their new website. The new website features models offered by Accurate Miniatures, a Modeler's Gallery, Rumor Control and a On Line Build section which focuses on the building of some of their kits-step by step.
Well, I'm a little late on this one but better late than never. Eduard Model Accessories has plenty of new releases this month and I've got them broken down by category-Express Mask and Photo Etched Set.
Cobra Company has recently announced the release of three new 1/72nd scale detail sets.
I would like to inform that MMP just published a new book: Adolf Galland by Robert Michulec & Donald Caldwell. B5 size, soft cover. 88 pages (8 in colour)
Eduard Model Accessories has recently released two new kits for April. The first is a 1/48th scale biplane in the form of the Albatros W.4 German floatplane fighter. The second is a 1/72nd scale DH-2 biplane. Both kits are available in the ProfiPACK version
Eduard has also released a very nice and very colorful Photoetch set for the F-104C/J Starfighter. Personally, I can’t wait until May as their Photoetch kit for the SCUD-1c set.
for more details.
Its that time of year again and after restructuring their distribution process, Twobobs needs to conduct an inventory clearance sale to clear space in their warehouse (Bobs spare bedroom)-which I'm sure his wife will be glad to see!
I received an update yesterday from Lou Maglio, the owner of Collect-Aire Models, and he had some news regarding the 1/48 B/BR-66 Destroyer which is shipping now and the upcoming 1/32 F-80C Shooting Star.
Collect-Aire is back with two new announcements. They have restocked the F3H-2M/N Demon and their new E2C Hawkeye will begin shipment in April.
Cobra Company is back again-this time with a new release in their 72nd scale line of aircraft detail sets. The new parts are for the Airfix and MPC 1/72nd Scale FW-189.
By now you've probably seen or heard about this long-awaited kit. The expected delivery date of May is fast approaching and the hype for this kit is really picking up.
I'm a little late one this one but I found the latest aircraft photoetch releases by Eduard today. Lots to choose from including express masks, great photoetch and two new plastic kits.
After some delays the long awaited release of the 1/72 EC-135N/E ARIA/ALOTS is here. Also called a "Droop-Snoot" or "Snoopy Nose", only 5000 kits of these kits are being produced which is made from a never released ERTL KC-135 kit.
After being out of stock for a while, the YF-23A Black Widow II is now back in stock over at Collect-Aire Models. This is a hot seller and is hard to keep in stock according to Collect-Air.
We received an email today from the fine Bobs over at TwoBobs announcing the impending release of eight new decal sheets. They have received the 1/48 scale sheets from their publisher and they may be available for purchase as early as this weekend.
Following in the footsteps of their previous releases of 1/32 scale fighters, Tamiya has updated their original F-15E Strike Eagle kit which is now called the 'Bunker Buster'.
Following on the heels of their very successful F-16B lithograph, TwoBobs has followed it up with one of my personal favorites-the F/A-18C "All American Bug" of the VFA-146 Blue Diamonds. They are now taking pre-orders for this awesome looking litho.
Hello Folks, after giving us new prices for shipment of orders, TwoBobs will be releasing some new decals for modern aircraft in 1:48 scale.
The folks at Platzdarm.com have sent over a list of some of the newer and upcoming releases for AIRES. Some items include a cockpit set and engine detal set (sold separately) for the Tamiya Me 262A kit. Read on for the whole list.
Today I received another email from Twobobs Aviation Graphics announcing a new incentive starting on Monday, January 13.
Rest Models has two new pre-WWII figher aircraft kits which are exclusively available at HobbyTerra.com. Both are 1/48 scale and pre-WWII era Soviet planes designed by Polikarpov. One, the I-15 also played a role in the Spanish Civil War.
RODEN officially announces the release of the following new products in January 2003. Roden specializes in 1/72 and 1/48 scale WWI aircraft, but also manufacturers other aircraft and a 1/72 Soviet IS-3 tank.
Academy has announced the new release of two models on their website. They are the P-47N Special "Expected Goose" and F-51D Mustang "Korean War".
The end of December will see the release of the Anatov An-71 AEWR aircraft. The kit is in 1/72 scale and manufactured by Russian Project.
With the month of December comes some new releases from Eduard Model Accessories. Included are new kits, photoetch sets and more.
With Christmas Time now upon us, Hasegawa has given us the oportunity to buy some special limited release products.
Coming soon from Twobobs are two new decal sets. They are the 'Whiskeys in the Mix' for the AH-1 Cobra and the 'All-American Bug' of VFA-146 for the F-18.
Just in time for the holidays, Collect-Aire
is taking pre-orders on the Thunderscreech. Deliveries will begin in early January.
Eduard Model Accessories has announced their new releaes for November. Heading the list is a new product line at Eduard-modern jets.
Just in time for Christmas shopping, Collect-Aire Models has announced that they are re-stocking some kits that many are waiting on. Collect-Aire has been making limited-run, custom-built kits for the discerning modeler for 15 years. Their kits are 100% resin, often containing metal and photo-etch parts.
RODEN, the leading Ukrainian scale model kit manufacturer, has confirmed three upcoming releases for November which includes the long awaited Gloster Gladiator MK1.
Cobra Company is at it again with a new resin detail set. The cockpit set is designed to fit the ESCI and Italeri 1/48 Mirage F1 and is available immediately.
Want something new in your WWII A/C collection? Buy the PZL P-11 C Polish fighter - first in battle with german fighters in September 1939 , made in 1:48 scale from Mirage-Hobby .
Academy has confirmed two upcoming releases on their forums. The two kits mentioned are a 1/32 F-18 Hornet and a 1/72 F-8 Crusader.
Want to build aircraft in 1/72 scale that were/are engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom? Two Bobs has stepped forward to offer more Enduring Freedom decal sets in 1:72 scale. These sets are for the same squadrons that are produced in 1:48 scale.
Mike Grant Decals has released a new range of 1/144 scale aircraft markings. Aircraft for which these markings are to be used for include the B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress and MIG-23 Hellfighter.
The Polish company "JADAR" is releasing a 7 barelled 30 mm GAU-8 Cannon for the mighty 1:32 Trumpeter Warthog.
Trumpeter has released news concerning kits to be released later this year.
If you've been wanting to build an aircraft precisely modeled after those flying missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or in response to the World Trade Center attacks-now's your chance. Twobobs Aviation Graphics has decal packages available in 1/48 scale for those squadrons flying missions at home or abroad after September 11, 2001.
Amtech has recently announced their upcoming releases for 2003. All of the kits are manufactured with new steel tooling and etched panel lines.
Ukrainian manufacturer OKB-144 has just released a great model kit in1/144 scale, a Soviet three-engined civil aircraft. This kit will be produced as "limited edition".