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There's plenty for Spitfire fans to be excited about as Airfix have released pictures of the early test-mouldings of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. IXc.
Autumn 2005 is really turning out to be the season for 1/48 scale Butcher Birds with Tamiya's announcement of the imminent released of an Fw 190A-8
Eduard are as prolific as ever and the following is just a taste of what they have in store for aircraft modellers this winter.
Classic Airframes have an exciting line-up of releases planned for the run-up to Christmas.
Coming very soon from Squadron's own brand Czech Model is a 1/48 scale model of the Curtiss SO3C Seamew, the WWII US Navy scout / observation floatplane.
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Well maybe not exactly "new", but very welcome, nevertheless. There's been a lot of speculation recently about which manufacturer's Spitfire Mk. IX / XVI would be inside Revell's new 1/48 scale release, with people trying to guess by the number of parts whether it would be from Hasegawa, ICM or Italeri/Occidental.
Just arrived here at White Ensign Models , PE 7223 provides interior and exterior details for the 1/72 scale Kingfisher....
Recently, Dragon showed signs of reviving their Aviation kit list with the announcement of an ARADO Ar234P in 1/72nd scale, now comes new of another future release, this time in 1/48th scale..
Despite having both 1/72 and 1/32 scale Fw 190s in their range, Hasegawa have never released this famous aircraft in 1/48 scale - until now... Fans of Luftwaffe aircraft have plenty to look forward to this Christmas with Hasegawa's decision to release what will almost certainly be just the start of a series an all-new 1/48 scale Fw 190s.
Scale Magic is an Australian company formed by 3 modellers which specialises in 1/48 scale resin replacement parts and conversion sets. Two of the names behind Scale Magic will certainly be well-known on Armorama: Rob Storey (29Foxtrot) is a long-time regular contributor to the Aircraft Forum, while newcomer Glen Hambleton (TBM) built the Avenger pictured here incorporating Scale Magic flaps and wheels. The third member of the team is Wayne Hines.
Dragon Models previously had an excellent reputation for aircraft kits in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scales. It has (unsurprisingly) been a while since they had a new release in the aviation field. Now it seems the Aviation Wing (o.k. I couldn't resist it!) of DML is back in business with a new release...
At long last, we have received the last of the 18 Regia Aeronautic colors in our Colourcoats line of enamels.
Eduard are all set to plug one of the few gaps in their extensive range of 1/48 scale WW1 aircraft kits with the immenent release of their first version Fokker D.VII.
Latest Aircraft Annoucements from Hasegawa in 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32
New Releases from Classic Airframes Coming Soon!
Here's just what you need to really detail that 1/72 scale "Beast"!
Accurate Armour have just announced the latest 2 "whirly-bird" releases:


The Westland LYNX AH-7 Anti-Tank Helicopter... in two versions!
New releases from Special Hobby , MPM, and AZUR

June announced “Limited Editions” from Hasegawa, in 1/48, 1/72, and 1/32.
There have been a number of interesting aviation releases announced by Trumpeter in a varety of scales - here is just one of them along with its corresponding images...
Short run Kits of Rare Aircraft
CraftWorks is not too well-known outside of aircraft modelling circles, and their 1:32 scale pilot figures are even more enigmatic, with no photos being available online... until now!
White Ensign Models is pleased to announce the latest in our (slowly) growing "Seawaves" photoetch sets for 1/72 scale aircraft.
Eagle Editions have announced their latest sets of EagleCal decals and the release of two exciting new books aimed at WW2 enthusiasts.
Aerotech are relatively new to model aircraft but under the Marsh Models name, the company have been making superb car kits for years.
Thanks to Chuck Shanley for supplying more details of Special Hobby's release schedule.
We received the last of our new WW2 French Air Force paints today, and now have the full range of 12 colors:
Wingz have announced the imminent release of a 1/32 scale WW2 Luftwaffe refueling cart.
There's a really exciting set of aircraft in Hasegawa's Spring line-up, as they continue their policy of releasing "Limited Edition" versions of their existing kits.
Hot news from Gary Newman at MMD-Squadron! The first plastic parts for Czech Model's forthcoming 1/48 Ryan FR-1 Fireball are due any day now. Resin details and decals will follow within the next few weeks, so this exciting kit should be on the shelves by Summer.
Revell have released details of 4 new military & airliner kits. For military modelers there are the F-16B and Chinook, while civil builders have the chance to model the giant Airbus A-380 and commemorate Cordorde's last flight from London to New York.
There are a couple of exciting new kits ready release by Roden - the long awaited 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.1 and a new version of their successful 1/48 scale Mohawk.
No details are available yet, but Black Box have announced a detailed resin cockpit for Trumpeter's recent Vigilante.
Special Hobby have a bunch of exciting new short-run kits ready for release now or in the very near future. There's something for everyone with a selection of 1/72 and 1/48 scale subjects.
Looking for ACCURATE paint colours for your WW2 Regia Aeronautica aircraft?
Using information based on John Greuter's research, White Ensign Models is pleased to have produced a range of three colours for the Dutch Luchtvaartafdeling, as of 1939-1940.
March 2005 will see the release of two new titles from Osprey Publishing which will be of great interest to aviation modellers....
Hasegawa have several exciting new aircraft kits lined, which should be shipping now or in the very near future.
A week or so ago, Kenaz Raynor posted a review of one of the most interesting of the Post-War British Aircraft - The Westland Wyvern. Now Cutting Edge Modelworks have announced a sheet of decals to complement the Classic Airframes kit in 1/48th scale...
Classic Airframes produce 1/48th scale aviation kits. They are slightly different from from the 'mainstream' producers in that their kits are Multi-Media in other contain a mixture of materials - plastic, resin and where appropriate, white metal. This makes these kits marginally mopre expensive than the average 'plastic' kit and also enables them to cover less 'commercial' subjects than the mass-manufacturers.
January will see the release of four more interesting titles from that most prolific of publishing houses - Osprey Publishing. In this news story, the attention turns to books which are of particular interest to aviation modellers...
Once again a HUGE batch of releases from the most prolific of manufacturers - EDUARD....
German short-run manufacturer Airmodel has announced the release of two new 1/72 scale Luftwaffe models:

Item Number: AM-2059 Heinkel He 118 V-1 is available now. This is a complete resin kit cast using what Airmodel claim is a new technology which offers exceptional detail.

To mark the release, Airmodel are offering the model at a special price of EUR 22.00 for orders placed before Christmas.

Also due for imminent release is something bound to interest Luft '46 fans:

Item Number: AM-2051 Horten Ho VII
Peter Allen (Flizter) has sent us details of Revell's latest and forthcoming large-scale releases.(Information from Hannants UK).

Big kit types take note! New large scale aircraft in time for Christmas! - put out a big sock for Santa.

Out now at most major suppliers.
Voyager Models are a well-known producer of PE (Photo Etch) sets for (principally) 1/35th scale Armor kits.With this new release they are entering into the highly-competive market of Aircraft kits....
Someone at Classic Airframes must have read my wish list! Their new line up of 1/48 aircraft reads like an answer to the prayers of fans of British and Italian aircraft.
I was torn as to whether to put this in Armour or Aircraft - due to the subject you should know why....
The new book on Supermarine Walrus & Stranraer has been published by Mushroom Model Publications.

Anigrand Craftswork is a manufacturer of 1/72nd Complete (resin) Kits based in Hong Kong... I admit to never having heard of the company before seeing a brief news item on pcmodeller.com...
Once again, next month sees the usual crop of new releases from Osprey - These are the new Aviation releases...
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