Wednesday, November 30, 2016

1/144 Leiji Matsumoto The Cockpit Collection 2 - Ftoys



1/144 Leiji Matsumoto The Cockpit Collection 2 - F-Toys
A new follow on release for the Leiji Matsumoto manga!

From the creator of Space Blazer and Galaxy Express, comes a series of  based upon F-Toys Molds:

Ki-99 - a fictional aircraft

Bf 109G-6
F-6F5
Ta-152 (H-1)
P-51D x2
Zeroes (a 52 and 22)

Released: Feburary 2017

The Cockpit Collection 1 (From 2012) : 










Wednesday, November 23, 2016

1/144 SR-71A BLACKBIRD Full PE Model - By Jasmine Model



1/144 SR-71A BLACKBIRD Full PE Model Jasmine Model (#202071)

If you have the patience of a Saint, and the skills of a brain surgeon - this could be you lucky day!

A photo-etched wire frame kit of a SR-71

Size of finished model: 118mm in width, 226mm in length, number of parts: 120

Available:  www.ebay.fr/itm/202071-1-144-SR-71A-BLACKBIRD-Full-PE-Model-Jasmine-Model-/142187267511

Price: $80 USD






Sunday, November 20, 2016

1/144 Haunebu II Saucer - Pegasus Models



1/144 Haunebu II Saucer - Pegasus Models

Another NAZI UFO - includes: Plastic sprues, Waterslide decals, Clear parts

Planned Release :Febuary/March 2017

https://www.monstersinmotion.com/

1/144 "Rocketship X-M" (1950) - Pegasus Models


1/144 Rocketship X-M 1950 - Pegasus Models

The rocket featured in the movie of the same name "Rocketship X-M" (1950)

This will be tall!

Planned Release: January/February, 2017

https://www.monstersinmotion.com/

Sunday, November 13, 2016

1/144 Avia/Letov C-2/Arado Ar 96B - by MARK I





1/144 Avia/Letov C-2/Arado Ar 96B - by MARK I

The Arado Ar 96 was a German single-engine, low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction produced by Arado Flugzeugwerke. It was the Luftwaffe's standard advanced trainer during World War II.

The Ar 96 was used for advanced, night and instrument flying training. Famously, during the evening of 28 April 1945, pilot Hanna Reitsch was flown with then-Luftwaffe head Generaloberst Robert Ritter von Greim out from Berlin under Soviet fire in an Arado Ar 96 trainer from an improvised airstrip in the Tiergarten, piloted by a Luftwaffe sergeant.

Shadow production was undertaken by Letov and the Avia factory in occupied Czechoslovakia, where manufacturing continued for some years after the war, being designated the Avia C-2B.

A wooden version known as the Ar 396 was built in France and was designated the SIPA S.10. Further developments were the SIPA S.11 (armed version), and the SIPA S.12, a metal version; 188 of all versions were produced until 1958. The S.11 was operated with some success in Algeria carrying machine guns, rockets and light bombs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arado_Ar_96


Arado Ar 96B 'Ubiquitous Trainer' (2in1)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14459


Avia/Letov C-2/Arado Ar 96B 'Silver Livery' (2in1)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14460

Arado Ar 96B 'Military Trainer' (2in1)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14461






1/144 Heinkel He-162A 'Salamander' / "Spatz"- Brengun


1/144 Heinkel He-162A 'Salamander' / "Spatz"- Brengun

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of a project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets. Volksjäger was the Reich Air Ministry's official name for the government design program competition won by the He 162 design. Other names given to the plane include Salamander, which was the codename of its construction program, and Spatz ("Sparrow"), which was the name given to the plane by Heinkel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinkel_He_162

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BRP144003




1/144 Heinkel He-162A 'Salamander' / "Spatz" Photo Etched- Brengun




1/144 Heinkel He-162A 'Salamander' / "Spatz" Photo Etched - Brengun

Designed for the 1/144 Heinkel He-162A 'Salamander' / "Spatz" by Brengun

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BRL144126

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

1/144 Wing Kit Collection VS 5 - F-Toys Wing Kit Collection VS 5




1/144 Wing Kit Collection VS 5 - F-Toys Wing Kit Collection VS 5

Aichi B7A Ryusei "Grace" - New tool
The Aichi B7A Ryusei (流星 Ryūsei?, "Shooting Star", Allied reporting name "Grace") was a large and powerful carrier-borne torpedo-dive bomber produced by Aichi Kokuki KK for the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service during the Second World War. Built in only small numbers and deprived of the aircraft carriers it was intended to operate from, the type had little chance to distinguish itself in combat before the war ended in August 1945.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aichi_B7A


Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver - New tool
The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a carrier-based dive bomber aircraft produced for the United States Navy during World War II. It replaced the Douglas SBD Dauntless in US Navy service. The SB2C was much faster than the SBD it replaced.

Crew nicknames for the aircraft included the Big-Tailed Beast (or just the derogatory Beast),[1] Two-Cee and Son-of-a-Bitch 2nd Class (after its designation and partly because of its reputation for having difficult handling characteristics).[2] Neither pilots nor aircraft carrier captains seemed to like it.[3]

Delays marred its production—by the time the A-25 Shrike variant for the USAAF was deployed in late 1943, the Army Air Forces no longer had a need for a thoroughbred dive bomber. Poor handling of the aircraft was another factor that hampered its service introductions; both the British Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force cancelled substantial orders.[4]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_SB2C_Helldiver



Expect bonus items!


Released: January 2017

Source: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10427882














Saturday, October 29, 2016

1/144 PLA Type 22 Missile Boat - Trumpeter


1/144 PLA Type 22 Missile Boat - Trumpeter

The Type 22 (NATO designation: Houbei class)[6] missile boat is a ship class in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. The first boat was launched in April 2004 by the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard at Shanghai. The boats incorporate stealth features and are based on Australian-designed wave-piercing catamaran hulls that are more stable than other fast missile craft in high sea conditions.[7] Approximately 83 of these missile boats are currently in service with three flotillas having been produced over a span of seven years.[1]

Pakistan has shown interest in the craft and plans to build them domestically in the Karachi Shipyard.[8]

The Type 22 fast attack craft are China's entry into a growing list of missile-armed attack craft which include Finland's Hamina class missile boat, and Norway's Skjold class patrol boat. The Australian AMD cataraman design may mean as much as a 50% reduction in vessel speed penalty in high sea conditions (in which monohulls may only perform at half or less of their maximum capability). Further, seasickness and disorientation is significantly reduced, improving the combat readiness/situational awareness of the small-craft operators during such conditions.

In addition to the stealthy polygonal-designed superstructure with its stealthy gun mount, the Type 22 has an advanced C4 datalink[4] that may represent some kind of capability to allow AWACS planes or other ships to vector the Type 22's missiles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_22_missile_boat

Available from usual stockists:
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU00108




Friday, October 28, 2016

1/144 O-1 Cessna "Bird Dog" - Miniwings

 

1/144 O-1 Cessna "Bird Dog" - Miniwings

The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all-metal fixed-wing aircraft ordered for and by the United States Army since the U.S. Army Air Forces separated from the Army in 1947, becoming its own branch of service, the United States Air Force. The Bird Dog had a lengthy career in the U.S. military, as well as in other countries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_O-1_Bird_Dog


Miniwing are back, and with a number of changes!
This is the first in a range of all plastic injection kit and features a new packaging design/

Currently available with 10% pre-order discount and free shipping!
http://kits-shop.com/miniwing-plastic-1-144.php


Description:
14 Clear plastic parts
Canopy mask
Decals for one Aircraft

Cessna TO-1D BIRD DOG / USAF
American Liaison and Observation Aircraft
http://www.miniwing.cz/cessna-to-1d-bird-dog.html



Cessna L-19 / Chilean AF
American Liaison and Observation Aircraft
http://www.miniwing.cz/cessna-l-19.html