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What can we expect in 2012.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 06:46 AM UTC
Ah yes time rolls on! We will start with the Sopwith Comic conversion set from Freightdog/Blue Max. As has been mentioned before he is working on providing a LeRhône engine with the set. It looks like it was designed for the Eduard kit. I have one in hand so I'll do a review later.

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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 07:00 AM UTC
Nice start to the new year, hopefully soon followed by the elusive WNW DVII.

Happy new year to all.
Keith
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 07:12 AM UTC
Hi Stephen

according to Colin it is designed for the Eduard kit and the LeRhone will not be added. You'll have to source it from another kit (Colin mentioned the Eduard Ni17 has two types included) or aftermarket. All included marking optios require it.

BTW AZ will issue a Gotha G.V soon ,,, I bet it is the Hippo kit

happy new year and

all the best

Steffen

Some pix in my review and his info
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Hello from Freightdog,

We are please to announce the new Blue Max 1/48th Sopwith Camel Night Fighter conversion is now available to order, priced at £18.00 plus £4.00 worldwide postage.

The Comic Camel was a field conversion for Home Defence use in the night fighter role. The conversion consisted of moving the Camel's cockpit back, while also relocating the machine guns from in front of the pilot to above the wing (to avoid the pilot being temporarily blinded by the muzzle flash). The Comic proved to be successful in the role of intercepting German Bombers on route to London during 1918, one of the decal options being B2402 of 44 (Home Defence) Squadron, "B" Flight, Hainault Farm, Essex, 1918, credited with destroying a Gotha G.V attempting to raid London on 25th January 1918 while flown by Captain George Henry Hackwill. For his actions he was awarded the Military Cross.

Designed for use with the Eduard Sopwith F.1 Camel base kit (not included). This set features a complete new fuselage and seperate top decking, navigation lights, Holt flare brackets, Lewis guns and Foster rails are all included in resin. Please note the set does not include the Le Rhone engine that was used in most Comic conversions. This must be sourced seperately.

Blue Max is a brand of Freightdog Models, this item will only be available direct from the Freightdog website.

Images can also be found at http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk

Best regards Colin - Freightdog Models
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 07:25 AM UTC
Yes, I mentioned your review here several days ago. Colin discussed this with me too.
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 06:36 AM UTC

1:48 Gotha G.I

After his first attempt at providing news to us, Mike of LSM has more to follow up. He sends us status reports of recent offerings and a listing of new projects.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 08:58 AM UTC
HGW just sent out their first newsletter. WWI and WWII subjects here.
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 09:37 AM UTC
Released last September Eduard 1:48 early Spad XIII.

JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 - 07:46 PM UTC
From our Man Jean-Luc at the 2012 Toy Fair!


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Hi all,

Piotr Mrozowski from Mirage Hobby has sent me some pictures of their new WWI kit to be announced at the Nürnberg Toy Fair, a 1:48 scale Halberstadt CL.IV (Rol) - long fuselage. He has allowed us to speak about it when the Toy Fair starts. This means today so anybody wanting to do a news items about this can do it. The model below has been assembled from the first test shots.
















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I will see many manufacturers in Nürnberg once again. I will be there from Saturday 12.00 until Monday 12:00 so if you want me to ask specific questions about forthcoming releases, please post them in this thread. I will see:
- Eduard
- Zoukei-Mura
- Italeri
- Adalbertus
- ICM
- Squadron
- Airfix
- MPM
- Heller
- Mirage Hobby
- M. Nicholls (Tamiya Mag Int.)
- M. Michaux (Tamiya Mag Fra.)
- M. Hatcher (Sam Publications)
and probably others I forgot. Though I will also visit the Tamiya, Dragon, Hasegawa, trumpeter and Hobby Boss people, I don't have real close contact to them so getting insider informations there will be more difficult. But I'm working on the case...

All the best,

Jean-Luc

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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 03:13 PM UTC
From Aeroscale member Jean-Luc Formery at the Nurnberg Toy Fair 2012!

AZ Models Gotha G.V 1:48. It looks like the Hippo mold.


For much more on whats coming out, see here.
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 08:10 PM UTC
That does look nice – and more manageable in size than the WNW Gotha

Mikael
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 02:09 PM UTC
Just in from Neomega, A couple of Vector 1:32 resin engines.

Clerget


Gnome
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 12:24 AM UTC
What can we expect ? a few more dioramas I hope !
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 03:52 PM UTC
Roden giving us another Airco DH 9.

JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 09:52 AM UTC
In the recent months we have had the release of Mirage's 1:48, 5 colour lozenge decal sheets for their Halberstadt CL.II ( and now maybe their CL.IV) kits.


These 5 colour lozenge decals just arrived today. Upper & lower colours with lozenge rib tapes. Review to follow.
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 01:25 PM UTC
Neat , nice to see more options when it comes lozenge decals . the colours sure do look close to the Microscultp line ......
Also nice to see the tapes in the format ( no having to cut your own )

Look forward to your review Stephen .
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 08:21 AM UTC
Thanks to WNW I just recieved replacements for the kits that dissappeared enroute on 21.2.11.





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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 07:45 PM UTC
Good to see you finally got some plastic in the post, Stephen. Nice of WNW to send replacements

Mikael
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 08:15 AM UTC
More from HGW arrived today! It is decal sets in 1:48 of faded / transparent type of 4(set #548023)& 5(set #548022) colour lozenge . Great for interior use or for giving your bird a well worn or "over" varnished look it would seem.

WARNING! You must clear coat these to use. You can damage these with more than casual handling. Make sure your thumbnail edges never run across the un coated decal surface.



JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 08:48 AM UTC
Also HGW sent along 132044 HGW 1:32 Albatros D.V / D.Va Super Detail set.



contains:
132055 ALBATROS Seatbelts (micro fibre)(Review done previously)here.
132056 ALBATROS Surface Details
132040 ALBATROS Radiator
132023 Mercedes D.III PE Set (Review done previously)here.
632006 Albatros MASK
Wood grain Decal (light wood) - Tester

The wood grain decal is called a tester but should be considered a teaser to get you interested in purchasing the separate full sheets. (I did a review on the 1:48 wood grain sheets here at Aeroscale).
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012 - 03:06 PM UTC
Look at the WNW wesbite. Under the decals and accessories title it appears there are going to be 4 new products available soon. Catalouge numbers are 9996-9999, and prices are from $10-$20. As their decal sheets are $19 I wonder what they will be? Scroll to the bottom.

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/decalsandaccessories
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 09:54 AM UTC
Dear Sir
it is for alternatively sprue (for ex. 132E0005 Mercedes D.III/IIIa/IIIau, cost 10$).
sorry for my english.
Spyros
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 03:46 PM UTC
It seem like Eduard has started a trend with extra sprues. If the Mercedes is WNW $10 offering I wonder what the others will be?
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 08:03 AM UTC
Dear Stephen
I think the others prices are for the diggerent spue's size (small, medium, large).
WNW charge an extra $10 price for postage.
Spyros
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 01:24 AM UTC
AZ Gotha GV 1/48 for sale:



http://www.modelimex.com/1-48-gotha-g-v-3x-decal-versions


Regards.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 04:25 AM UTC
Don't forget about the new 1/32 Silver Wings Siskin IIIa:

http://www.silverwings.pl/new-kit.html

Doug