Monday, February 19, 2018

1/144 Tupolev TB-3-4M-17F / G-2 by Mars Models







1/144 Tupolev TB-3-4M-17F / G-2   by Mars Models
he Tupolev TB-3 (Russian: Тяжёлый Бомбардировщик, Tyazholy Bombardirovschik, Heavy Bomber, civilian designation ANT-6) was a heavy bomber aircraft which was deployed by the Soviet Air Force in the 1930s and during World War II. It was the world's first cantilever wing four-engine heavy bomber.[2] Despite obsolescence and being officially withdrawn from service in 1939, the TB-3 performed bomber and transport duties throughout much of World War II. The TB-3 also saw combat as a Zveno project fighter mothership and as a light tank transport.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_TB-3

Mars Models is a new company to 1/144 with an interesting starter with this early soviet bomber, they also have other 1/72 kits that would look great in 1/144.
https://www.facebook.com/Mars-Models-568843716590060/

 #14401 1/144 TB-3-4M-17F / G-2 (2 in 1)
NOTE - this is not two kits, it allows option for two variants (only one kit can be built!!)


Sources:
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235033938-1144-tupolev-tb-3-4m-17f-g-2-2-in-1-by-mikromir-spruesbox-art-decals-release-in-2018/

https://www.facebook.com/568843716590060/photos/a.581699528637812.1073741831.568843716590060/955935247880903/

https://www.facebook.com/568843716590060/photos/a.581699528637812.1073741831.568843716590060/955989171208844/?type=1&theater

It should be easier and (hopefully)  cheaper than the Anigrand version
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4073_TB-3.htm

1/144 Il-76MD Candid - Zvezda




1/144 Il-76MD Candid - Zvezda  

Kit First Look / Out the box review https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/zve/kit_zve_7011.shtml

Due : February 2018
Estimated ~45USD


Saturday, January 27, 2018

1/148 TYPE 22 & TYPE 26 PILLBOX (PN820) - METCALF MODELS

PN820 Pillbox


1/148 TYPE 22 & TYPE 26 PILLBOX (PN820) - Metcalf Models

As found in the British countryside protecting road junction, bridges and other key defensive points . 
Examples of WWII pillboxes for suitable for rifles or light machine guns.
Walls are normally constructed to bulletproof standards. 

Type 22 – A hexagonal pillbox,
Type 26 – A square pillbox


Pre-printed die cut card based kit - come with single or double door options.

Available direct, or via Railway/Railroad stockists/stores.
Available now for £5.00



1/148 NISSEN HUT (PN815) - Metcalf Models

PN815 Nissen Hut




1/148 NISSEN HUT (PN815) - Metcalf Models

A Nissen hut is a prefabricated steel structure for military use, made from a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated steel. Designed during the First World War by the engineer and inventor Major Peter Norman Nissen, it was used extensively during the Second World War and produced in the USA as the Quonset Hut.

Pre-printed die cut card based kit - come with single or double door options.

Available direct, or via Railway/Railroad stockists/stores.

Available now for £5.75




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1/144 Wing Kit Collection VS8 - F-Toys


1/144 Wing Kit Collection VS8 - F-Toys
This new release of the VS series brings you the following aircraft types:


  • de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito 
  • Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer

As is usual the promotional images are never great and the final product is normally much improved.
The Bf-110 is much welcomed since Bandai's Bf-110C release in 2009, the mosquito is a stranger having been released my F-Toys in November 2006 more recently and again by Bandai back in October 2005 - its also unclear at this point if the Mosquito is a reissue or new mold?

Estimated release : March 2018

Source(s):
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10514529
https://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5522

Double click to enlarge images:









Saturday, January 06, 2018

1/144 HMS Astute and PLAN Type 092 Xia Class SSN - Trumpeter


1/144 HMS Astute and PLAN Type 092 Xia Class SSN - Trumpeter

HMS Astute (Royal Navy)
http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=3114&l=en

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Astute_(S119)


Type 092 Xia Class (PLA Navy)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_092_submarine

1/144 UTI MiG-15 (Dual Combo) by Eduard


1/144 UTI MiG-15 (Dual Combo) by Eduard

Due Bursary 2018 (Europe)



Photo etch upgrade will be available: https://hlj.com/product/EDU144009






1/144 Releases from Hobbyboss


1/144 Releases from Hobbyboss

Hobbyboss is a Trumpeter company.

-Antonov AN-12
-Shaanxi Y-8
-Shaanxi KJ-200 AEW
-Shaanxi KJ-500 AEW
-Shaanxi GX-8 MPA/Elint
-Shaanxi Y-9

Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/photos/a.910352652456662.1073742118.103526326472636/910353465789914/?type=3&theater

Sunday, November 26, 2017

1/144 Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar K1 (500) airtanker RAF - Eastern Express


Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar K1 (500) airtanker RAF - Eastern Express

The Royal Air Force operated nine L-1011-500s TriStars, six ex-British Airways and three ex-Pan Am.[2] The TriStars were bought in the immediate aftermath of the Falklands War to bolster the long range capability of the RAF in the transport and tanker roles, as the demands of refuelling Hercules supporting forces stationed in the Falklands was rapidly using up the fatigue life of the RAF's Handley Page Victor tankers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_TriStar_(RAF)

The original Eastern Express Tristar was released in 2015 (see here for sprue shots ), This version comes with two decal options and a seperate sprue containing the in-flight refuelling probe and  rear fuselage refuelling positions.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EA144122

Saturday, November 25, 2017

1/144 Horten Ho-229A - Brengun




1/144 Horten Ho-229A - Brengun

An alternative to the Project Flieger gachapon from ebay, The body/wing assemblies allow you do do a Smithsonian institute storage versionn  (link) ;-)

http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/horten-ho-229a-1395

I would expect some photo-etch or vacform canopy to be releases shortly?


1/144 Yak-1 1941 Version - Brengun



1/144 Yak-1 1941 Version - Brengun
1x Plastic Injection kit

http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/yak-1-1941-1396

Photo Etched sold separately
http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/yak-1-(brengum-kit)-1397






1/144 Yak-1 Winter version plastic kit (2 models in the box) - North Star Models


1/144 Yak-1 Winter version plastic kit (2 models in the box) North Star Models

- plastic kits of Yak-1 (2 models in the box)
- resin parts for skis and RO-82 launchers with RS-82 rockets
- 2 variants of transparent canopy
- photoetching plate.
- decal by Begemot company – 5 possible variants of marking


PRE-ORDER open until December 10, model will be shipped after December 10 2017

https://northstarmodels.com/product/1144-yak-1-winter-version-plastic-kit-2-models-in-the-box/








Friday, November 10, 2017

1/144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.16



1/144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.16
A new release on the classic Wing Kit Collection Format, a number of Japanese birds. Expect a number of colour variations and probably a "special"?

- IJN  Nakajima C6N Saiun "Mryt"
- IJA Mitsubishi KI-15-I "Babs"
- IJA Mitsubishi Ki-46III Type 100 "Dinah"

Release: January 2018
Source:   http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10501815  /  https://twitter.com/ftoys_scale

Click for larger images...