Saturday, April 14, 2018

1/144 Brengun Releases for May

1/144 Brengun Releases for April 2018




1/144 Me-163B KOMET „War prizes“ (Brengun Kit)
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32/me-163b-komet-%E2%80%9Ewar-prizes%E2%80%9C-1427




1/144Me 163B Komet  Photo Etch Upgrade  for two kits (Brengun kit)
It would now be useful to have some Brengun Vac-form canaopies for the 163!?
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/me-163b-komet-2pcs-(brengun-kit)-1431




1/144 MAN EMMA FSA 70 Mobile Tower Resin and Photo Etch Conversion (Revell Kit)
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/man-emma-fsa-70-mobile-tower-1429




1/144 LET L-13 Blaník Photo Etch Upgrade for two kits (Mark I kit)
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/let-l-13-blanik-2pcs-(mark-i-kit)-1430



1/144 Hurricane Vacu Canopy (Sweet kit)
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/hurricane-vacu-canopy-(sweet-kit)-1432



1/144 BAC Lightning Vacu Canopy (Revell kit)
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/bac-lightning-vacu-canopy-(revell-kit)-1433




1/144 German rocket V-2 / A4 & Stand Resin and Photo Etch Kit 
Part of the Bregun "V-Weapons" and experimental aircraft range.
http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-construction-kits-18/german-rocket-v-2-a4-1434

1/144 F-4J Phantom II by SOVA-M


1/144 F-4J Phantom II by  SOVA-M

SOVA-M ('OWL') Model Kits is a Ukrainian company producing their first 1/144.
They are thought to some A-Model Sprues (think C-130/F-4 Blue Angels) - but a SOVA-M are separate company.

Japan Release: May 2018
Japan Price: Y2700 Yen (@ £19 GBP, €21 Euro, $26 USD)
https://hlj.com/product/SVM14001

UK Release: April/May 2018
UK Price: 12 GBP
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-14001

Double Click Images:




Friday, April 13, 2018

1/144 Flying Color Selection AV-8B Harrier II (2pcs) - Platz


1/144 Flying Color Selection AV-8B Harrier II (2pcs) - Platz
TWO kits in box

The AV8B Harrier II represents the second generation of the first-ever vertical take-off and landing battle attack machine!

You can build either of these two kits as the AV-8B (NA) with nighttime attack capability, the British specification GR.2, or the final evolutionary type, the AV-8B Harrier II Plus.

Includes highly detailed parts by F-Toys and silksbcreened decals by Cartograf

Release: July 2018
Price: £13GBP,€15.19Euro, $18USD
https://hlj.com/product/PLZFC-9

Friday, April 06, 2018

1/144 VC-10 Multirole Aircraft conversions by Freightdog





1/144 VC-10 Multirole Aircraft conversions by Freightdog

Between 1959 and 1961 Vickers investigated in detail various military applications of the VC10 including transport, tanker, bomber and ALBM carrier (or Poffler).

This set allows you to convert the Roden 1/144 Super VC10 base kit (not included - http://www.roden.eu/HTML/313.htm ), into the the original tanker or transport design, with H2S nose radar, wing tip and offset fuselage refuelling points.

With the initial release, also included are 26decals screen printed sheet STS44229 which covers in service RAF C1/C1K schemes which can be adapted for the what-if project version.

Detailed instructions are included on how to shorten the rear fuselage to standard VC10 length as per original proposal.

Illustration shows original master parts.

VC-10 Multirole Tanker kit with radar, nose, wingtip refuelling pods and offset fuselage HDU and 26Decals sheet:
https://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk/military-products/military-aircraft-conversions/1-144-scale/freightdog-1-144-vickers-vc10-multi-role-proposed-tanker-conversion-set.html

VC-10 Multirole Bomber kit with all of the above plus four underwing bomb panniers and pylons:
https://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk/military-products/military-aircraft-conversions/1-144-scale/freightdog-1-144-vickers-vc10-multi-role-proposed-bomber-conversion-set.html

Friday, March 30, 2018

1/144 Northrop Low-Altitude Penetrator (1979) - Fantastic Plastic


Northrop Low-Altitude Penetrator (1979) - Fantastic Plastic
B-2 Bomber Alternative Proposal

Before the B-2 "Spirit" stealth bomber design was finalised in the early 1980s, two separate mission profiles were  studied. One was high-altitude penetration, the approach that resulted in broad-winged stealth bomber we all know and love today. The other was for low-altitude penetration. This approach called for a more streamlined, arrow-like air frame.

Although never formalised, Northrop and Boeing studies from the period suggest what such a Low-Altitude Penetrator (LAP) might have looked like. The plane would have been less efficient than the B-2...but no less beautiful and intimidating.

https://theaviationist.com/2016/07/29/take-a-look-at-this-cool-drawing-of-the-northrop-low-altitude-penetrator-concept/


Scale: 1:144
Material: Resin
Number of pieces: TBD
Length: TBD
Pattern by Scott Lowther
Casting TBD
Decals by JBOT

http://fantastic-plastic.com/northrop_low_altitude_penetrator.html

To reserve your copy, email FantasticPlast@aol.com.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

1/144 German 40cm Haubitz 752(f) by Fairy Kikaku





1/144 German 40cm Haubitz 752(f) by  Fairy Kikaku

Origanilly a WWI French Obusier de 400 mm (400 mm Howitzer) made by Saint-Chamond
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obusier_de_400_mm

Presented here as adopted an used by German force as the 40 cm Haubitze (Eisenbahn) 752(f)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_designations_of_foreign_artillery_in_World_War_II#Railroad_Artillery

Interesting period photos can be found at: http://landships.info/landships/railway_articles.html?load=railway_articles/400mm_Saint-Chamond.html

Source:  https://hlj.com/product/FIRM094
Available: Now (March 2018)
Price: 2000 Yen ($US 20)


Sunday, February 25, 2018

1/144 'Peral' Spanish Submarine 1888- Mikro-Mir




1/144 'Peral' Spanish Submarine 1888- Mikro-Mir

'Peral' The worlds first electric powered submarine. Built by the Spanish engineer and sailor Isaac Peral for the Spanish Navy. Launched 8 September 1888

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM144-021

https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/photos/a.1416729748404757.1073741828.1416295571781508/1793227350754993/?type=3&theater

Peral was the first electric battery-powered submarine, built by the Spanish engineer and sailor Isaac Peral for the Spanish Navy.[1] The first fully capable military submarine,[2] she was launched 8 September 1888. She had one torpedo tube (and two torpedoes) and an air regeneration system. Her hull shape, propeller, and cruciform external controls anticipated later designs.[citation needed] Her underwater speed was 3 kn (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph). With fully charged batteries, she was the fastest submarine yet built, with underwater performance levels (except for range) that matched those of First World War U-boats for a very short period, before her batteries began to drain. For example, the SM U-9, a pre-war German U-boat built in 1908, had an underwater speed of 8.1kn, and an underwater range of 150 km (81 nmi) at 5.8kn, before having to resurface to recharge her batteries.[citation needed] In June 1890, Peral's submarine launched a torpedo while submerged. It was also the first submarine to incorporate a fully reliable underwater navigation system. However, conservatives in the Spanish naval hierarchy terminated the project despite two years of successful tests. Her operational abilities have led some to call her the first U-boat.[3]

Peral was withdrawn from service in 1890 and is now preserved at the Cartagena Naval Museum.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peral_Submarine




Friday, February 23, 2018

1/144 CASA C-295M by JBR Mode


1/144 CASA C-295M by JBR Model

Resin model kit of the CASA C-295M transport aircraft. All the parts are casted from resin and supplemented with small P/E fret containing small details - pitot tubes and antennas. Included are decals allowing to build the kit as any of the four aircraft of the Czech Air Force or in one Polish marking.

Available: http://www.jbr-decals.com
Price: 40 Euro

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EADS_CASA_C-295







Thursday, February 22, 2018

1/144 Boeing B-50 Superfortress - Minicraft



1/144 B-50 Superfortress - Minicraft

The B-50 evolved from the B-29 which was used during World War II. Modifications were made to the B-29 to improve speed and payload and to integrate the delivery of new atomic weapons into the aircraft design. The modified airplane was expected to become the B-29D but so many modifications were made that the airplane was re-designated the Boeing B-50, the first purpose built aircraft to carry atomic weapons.

The new Minicraft B-50 will feature all new tooling representing the aircraft first flown in 1947. The new kit will feature rotating propellers, position-able landing to display with gear up or down, and a clear stand for displaying the airplane in flight.

Decals, printed by Cartograf will offer two marking options.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-50_Superfortress

Minicraft 2018 Cataloguehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0251/0463/files/2018_MCM_New_Releases_Brochure.pdf

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0251/0463/files/2018_MCM_Catalog.pdf

USAF/VNAF AC-119G Shadows & AC-119K Stingers in the Vietnam



1/144  USAF/VNAF AC-119G Shadows & AC-119K Stingers in the Vietnam - AOA Decal

For use on the Roden Kit: http://www.roden.eu/HTML/322.htm

Decals Review: http://www.hyperscale.com./2018/reviews/decals/aoa14401preview_1.htm

AOA Decals Website: http://www.aoadecals.com/144.htm                  http://www.aoadecals.com/14401/home.htm

This 1/144 decal sheet includes marking options for AC-119G Shadow and AC-119K Stinger gunships in the Vietnam War as operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the South Vietnam Air Force (VNAF). Although the AC-119G Shadow variant is not available in kit form, the Shadow can be easily represented by relatively basic modifications to the Roden AC-119K Stinger kit.

14 Marking Options Included:

Six USAF AC-119G Shadows covering 71st Special Operations Squadron (SOS) and 17th SOS:

The Devil's Advocate, City of Columbus Indiana, The Charlotte Representative, Burks Law, and two Charlie Chasers marked aircraft (all options provided also carried a variation of the Shadow III insignia).

Six USAF AC-119K Stingers covering 18th SOS:

Montezuma's Revenge, Fly United, Good Grief! The Pea-nut Special, The Super Sow, The Polish Cannon, and Black Killer Duck.

Two VNAF AC-119G Shadows covering 819th Attack Squadron.

NOTE: No specific VNAF AC-119K Stingers from 821st Attack Squadron are provided. However, other than the addition of the the Vietnamese fin flash on the tail, the VNAF Stingers did not appear to have any other unique markings after inheriting the aircraft from 18th SOS. All of the USAF AC-119K aircraft on this sheet were transferred to the VNAF in 1972/73 (minus the nose art), and as such, the Vietnamese fin flashes provided could be used with the AC-119K tail codes to represent a VNAF AC-119K Stinger if desired.

Data/stencil sets provided for at least TWO aircraft with variations of certain markings also provided as options. Also included are decals for both the original AeroProducts 4-bladed propellers and the later Hamilton Standard 3-bladed propellers (used by both VNAF options and also Black Killer Duck). Additionally, decals provided for the flare launcher's compressed air/nitrogen bottles' markings and as well as the illuminator's various placards/warnings.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

1/144 F-105D Thunderchief (Set of 2) - Platz




1/144 F-105D Thunderchief (Set of 2)  - Platz
Two kits in box, based upon F-Toys
Decal is high-quality silk screen printing made by Cartograf
Three markings options: Early silver colour, Vietnam camouflage, late European 1 camouflage

Estimated Release : March 2018

I suspect it is based on F-Toys 2010 release?