Sunday, October 23, 2016

1/144 Diorama Bases - Coastal Kits

1/144 Diorama Bases - Coastal Kits

Bases are constructed from durable, hard wearing 3mm Foamex board, printed with the latest odourless latex ink onto laminated matt vinyl for near photographic quality, giving a permanent and waterproof finish which unlike paper products will not lift or bubble.

The cover a number of historical periods and nationalities.


Naval Aircraft Carriers, including a 2.2 Metre USS Nimitz Carrier deck!!

Heli Decks


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Saturday, October 22, 2016

1/144 Horten XVIIIB-2 - "Project Amerika" - Fantastic Plastic

Horten XVIIIB-2 (1945) German Luft '46 "Project Amerika" International Bomber Concept

The XVIIIB-2 was the last of the Horten Brothers' "Project Amerika" flying wing bomber designs submitted in response to the Luftwaffe's late-war attempt to build an intercontinental bomber that could strike the U.S. mainland from Europe.

Purportedly developed in part with Messerschmitt and Junkers engineers, the bomber resembled the Lippisch DM-1 in that it featured a huge tail with the cockpit contained within it. The plane would have been powered by six BMW 003 turbojets contained within casings below its wings. Defensive machine guns were also placed within its nose and rear fuselage.
About the Model
Scale: 1:144
Number of Pieces: 39
Pattern: Scott Lowther
Casting: Millennial Models International (MMI)
Decals: Canuck Models

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1/144 DOUGLAS GAM-87 SKYBOLT MISSILE Conversions Set - AIM

1/144 DOUGLAS GAM-87 SKYBOLT MISSILE Conversions Set - AIM
The Douglas GAM-87 Skybolt (AGM-48 under the 1962 Tri-service system) was an air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM), equipped with a thermonuclear warhead, developed by the United States during the late 1950s. The UK joined the program in 1960, intending to use it on their V bomber force. A series of test failures and the development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) eventually led to its cancellation in December 1962.[1] The UK had decided to base its entire 1960s deterrent force on Skybolt, and its cancellation led to a major disagreement between the UK and US, known today as the "Skybolt Crisis". This was resolved during a series of meetings that led to the Royal Navy gaining the UGM-27 Polaris missile and construction of the Resolution-class submarines to launch them.  (

Designed for use on Vulcan kits, could be used for B-52s??

The conversion set consists of:
                        - Two Douglas Skybolt missiles
                        - Two tailcones for the missiles
                        - Two pylons
                        - A set of waterslide decals.

1/144 Lockheed C-141 Starlifter - Roden

1/144 Lockheed C-141 Starlifter - Roden

In the late 1950s the USA's fleet of transport aircraft contained outdated planes with piston engines, such as the C-118, C-121 and C-124. The newest was the C-133 with turboprop engines, however the military authorities wanted to acquire jet-powered transcontinental cargo aircraft, as the US military presence in various conflict zones around the world necessitated quick delivery of military supplies to distant countries. In 1960 there was a competition to design such an aircraft, the winner of which was the Lockheed firm. Designated the C-141A, its first flight took place in 1963, and in 1965 airplanes began to flow to the military from the production lines. At this time the war in Vietnam was already running high, and the USA had to speed large amounts of equipment there for the army. The situation was critical as well because C-133 machines had been taken out of service at the same time due to structural fatigue. Initially 132 machines of this type were ordered, and later their number was increased to 284. The project was very ambitious - more than 12,000 engineers and others in more than 1,300 plants in the USA and Canada took part in it, more than 5,000 people from just the Lockheed firm being involved.

One of the significant limitations of the first production model was the relatively small volume of its cargo cabin: although capable of lifting 32 tons, the aircraft could only accommodate a 22 ton payload. This prompted Lockheed to make changes to the design, and so 271 C-141A aircraft were converted to C-141B configuration. The rebuild continued from 1977 to 1979, when these machines were returned to active service, which lasted nearly 20 years. The capacity of the design, which was significantly strengthened, was doubled. The C-141B took part in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, but it was their last major operational use. Structural wear took more and more planes out of service, and they were replaced by the new C-17.

The C-141 is remembered since for having one of the lowest accident statistics from flight incidents. Additionally, a number of world aviation records were achieved with it - dropping a parachute landing platform of 15,900 kg, and lifting cargo with a total weight of 31,800 kg.

 Decals for65-0257, US Air Force, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March AFB, CA, mid 1990s. This aircraft now on display at Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, Ohio.

1/144 RAF SE.5a vs. Albatros D.V (Dual Combo - VALOM

1/144 RAF SE.5a vs. Albatros D.V (Dual Combo - VALOM 2 of Each Kits)

The description read this providing 4x Kits in total, and is reflected in the slightly higher price of their two kits combos.

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1/144 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion \ MH-53E Sea Dragon - Aviation Fighter Series

1/144 Sikorsky  CH-53E Super Stallion \ MH-53E Sea Dragon - Aviation Fighter Series
The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. As the Sikorsky S-80 it was developed from the CH-53 Sea Stallion, mainly by adding a third engine, adding a seventh blade to the main rotor and canting the tail rotor 20 degrees. It was built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps. The less common MH-53E Sea Dragon fills the United States Navy's need for long range minesweeping or Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) missions, and perform heavy-lift duties for the Navy. Under development is the CH-53K King Stallion, which will be equipped with new engines, new composite material rotor blades, and a wider aircraft cabin.

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion 
Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 (HMH-465) "Warhorse" based at Miramar,Calif.

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (VMM-264) "Black Knights" at New River, North Carolina

Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon

3x Dioramas of LHD  (U.S. NAVY Wasp-Class amphibious assault ship)

1/144 High Spec Series 5 - F-35A by F-Toys

1/144 High Spec Series 5 - F-35A  by F-Toys
he Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters undergoing final development and testing for the United States and partner nations. The fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack and air defense missions. The F-35 has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) variant. On 31 July 2015, the first squadron of F-35B fighters was declared ready for deployment after intensive testing by the United States Marines.[10][11] On 2 August 2016, the U.S. Air Force declared its first squadron of F-35A fighters as combat-ready.[12]

The F-35 is descended from the X-35, which was the winning design of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin. Other major F-35 industry partners include Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney and BAE Systems. The F-35 took its first flight on 15 December 2006. The United States plans to buy 2,457 aircraft. The F-35 variants are intended to provide the bulk of the manned tactical airpower of the U.S. Air Force, Navy and the Marine Corps over the coming decades. Deliveries of the F-35 for the U.S. military are scheduled to be completed in 2037[13] with a projected service life up to 2070.[14]

F-35 JSF development is being principally funded by the United States with additional funding from partners. The partner nations are either NATO members or close U.S. allies. The United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Turkey are part of the active development program;[15][16] several additional countries have ordered, or are considering ordering, the F-35.

The program is the most expensive military weapons system in history, and it has been the object of much criticism from those inside and outside government—in the US and in allied countries.

1/144 Heliborne Collection 8 - F-Toys

1/144 Heliborne Collection 8 - F-Toys 
F-Toys "Helicopters in Japanese", another run out for some older F-Toys helicopters in new paintwork and a new mould for the Sea King (if you like building your own seek out the old Sweet Kit!)

UH-1 (Iroquois),
HSS-2B (Sea King) is new mould

Expect the usual colour bonuses and specials...

1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I/II/J 8 'Foreign Service' (Swedish AF, Latvian AF, Soviet AF, Luftwaffe)

1/144 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I/II/J 8 'Foreign Service' (Swedish AF, Latvian AF, Soviet AF, Luftwaffe) 

The Gloster Gladiator was a British-built biplane fighter developed from the Gauntlet and its prototype, designated the SS.37, flew in September 1934. The first production model was the Mk.I, which became operational in January 1937. An improved Mk.II version followed in 1938 and eventually 270 aircraft of this Mark were built.
The Gladiator Mk.II was a single-seat biplane of metal construction with mixed metal and fabric covering. It was fitted with a fixed undercarriage and powered by a Mercury radial engine turning three-blade metal propeller. Its armament consisted of four guns, of which two were mounted in the fuselage and two under the lower wings.
The Gladiator was the RAF's last biplane fighter aircraft and the first with an enclosed cockpit. Although rendered obsolete by newer monoplane designs, it proved good in initial combats and saw action in almost all theatres during the WWII.
Gladiators (both the Mk.I and Mk.II versions) were successfully exported to many countries and saw service with more than 15 air arms, including those of Belgium, China, Egypt, Finland, Free France, Greece, Iraq, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway and Portugal. They also equipped RAAF and SAAF squadrons in the Middle East and North Africa.
Latvia took delivery of 26 Gladiator Mk.Is while Sweden flew their 55 planes under military designation J 8 and J 8A. A number of ex-Latvian aircraft were captured by the Soviet Union in the summer of 1940 and yet one year later, some of them were seized by invading German Army and made their way to the Luftwaffe training units.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) J 8 (Gloster Gladiator Mk.I), No.235, Black 8-5, Flygflottilj 8 (Wing F 8), Swedish Air Force, Västerås airfield, 1937-38
2) J 8A (Gloster Gladiator Mk.II), No.284, Yellow F, Flygflottilj 19 (Swedish Voluntary Wing), Veitsiluoto airfield, Northern Finland, January - March 1940
J 8A (Gloster Gladiator Mk.II), No.284, Yellow F (ex-F 19), Swedish Air Force, Barkarby airfield, late March 1940
3) Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, Black 116, 1st Aviation Regiment, Latvian Air Force, Spilve airfield, 1938-39
Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, Black 116 (ex-Latvian a/c), VVS KA (Air Force of the Red Army), Krustpils airfield, the occupied Latvia, summer 1940
4) Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, NJ+BO (W.Nr. 45829), Erg.Gr.(S) 1, Luftwaffe, Langendiebach airfield, Germany, spring 1942

This injection-moulded kit contains 37 parts, four resin part and one clear part (cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.