Pacific Coast Models have sent us pictures of the main parts for their exciting new largescale early-model Fw 190A.
With so much attention focused on Doras lately, it's been all too easy to forget the earlier model Fw 190A-1/A-2 & A-3. Well, that's all set to change with PCM's brand new 1:32 kit imminent, and Eagle Editions are ready with a perfectly timed pair of decal sheets.
HobbyBoss have sent us photos of their latest 1:48 kit - the McDonnell F3H Demon.
Eduard have been busy on May 1st! This month's products are now available and the most anticipated kit in the list is of course the new Fw190 D-11/D-13 in a very attractive Dual Combo boxing.
Eduard have updated their website with a new presentation of their Brassin line of products. If you download the .pdf file, it is possible to actually move around the 3D rendering of the resin parts.
Master Details from USA have sent us some photos and infos about their new 1:32 scale WWII RAF and British Commonwealth Fighter Pilot in Desert and Tropical Service figure. Perfect to add scale comparison to a Hurricane, Spitfire, Beaufighter, Mosquito, Buffalo or other R.A.F. or British Commonwealth model fighter plane.
Here are the latest Superscale decal sheets which are now available: in 1:32 scale for the P-47 and Spitfire and in 1:48 scale for the P-47, A-7B and F6F-3.
Here are the CMK news for May 2010. There are a lot of interesting stuff in all scales if you like the smell of resin...
Squadron now have a Facebook page. Here are some pictures and the link to it.
True Details have produced a nice resin interior for the 1:48 scale Czech Model UC-78/JRC-1 kit. This is for the military version of the aircraft.
MMD Squadron have sent us some images of the new 1:32 scale Czech Model T-33A Shooting Star kit. This is the 2-seat jet trainer aircraft developed from the P/F-80 fighter.
No its not a typo!
Barracudacal are having a sale for one week only.
Modelimex have released sprue-shots of Special Hobby's exciting new quarterscale Maryland.
Squadron Signal have announced latest in their extremely useful series of "In Action" books. This time the subject is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, described by Ken Neubeck.
Zoukei-Mura Inc. have announced the identity of their second 1:32 scale kit after their superb J7W1 Shinden… it will be a Ta 152H-1!
Pavla Models today announced a quartet of new detail sets designed for the Airfix / Heller Alpha Jet.
Ozmods have sent us their latest news, this time everything is 1:48 scale with two modern Missile sets and two resin upgrade sets for the Classic Airframes Lockheed Hudson.
Eduard have corrected the late style canopy of their 1:32 scale Bf109 E-4 kit. You can claim yours as a free replacement and even get a - 20% discount on any Eduard product in the process. This is not all as you will also get free shipping!
In their monthly newsletter, amongst other stuff, Eduard have announced the creation of an official Facebook Page. There you will have the possibility to post comments and see the latest news from the Czech manufacturer, such as pictures of the forthcoming Fw190 D-11/D-13 kits.
Master Details from USA have a special offer until Midnight today. This is interesting if your are searching for seated 1:32 scale pilot figures.
SBS Model have released a highly detailed mixed media detail set for Academy's A-37 Dragonfly. The upgrade follows SBS's now established format, with a highly detailed core set of resin parts backed up by a brass fret containing instrument panels, cockpit sidewalls and canopy details, plus nosewheel doors and air intake covers for the exterior. A printed film is supplied for the instrument faces.
A few months ago, Masterbox Ltd. made the announcement that they would be producing a range of Pilot and Groundcrew figures in 1/32nd scale. Here's the first.
MPM Productions have sent us their April 2010 Newsletter. If 1:72 is your scale and if you like twin engined WWII aircraft, you will be happy. There is also a nice 1:48 Seafire II kit in the list.
Zvezda have updated their website with some infos about their anticipated 1:48 scale Bf109 F kit. Judging from the CAD drawings it seems as if we can expect the same level of detail as the La-5 serie of kits from the same manufacturer.
Here are the CMK news for April 2010. Tamiya's 1:32 scale A6M5 Zero receives the full treatment this time and Planet Model announces a 1:72 scale resin kit of the Douglas DC-5.
Normally, i'm not too comfortable with News Items regarding aircraft. This time though, it's exceptional: Here are the (company) images of Tamiya's New (and Big) Spitfire IX
Modelimex have released pictures of Planet Models' exciting new largescale resin conversion for the Fw 190Fw 190C V-18/U-1 Känguru prototype high-altitude fighter.
Here is the list of the Eduard expected aircraft related releases for March. Of course, the much anticipated Fw190 D11/D13 Dual Combo will focus most of the attention but there is much more in the pipe, especially in the photo etched and Brassin lines.
New items are available from Eduard in April 2010. This month, the 1:32 scale Bf109 leads the way in a very attractive E-7 Profipack boxing with some nice desert shemes. Early aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to see the release of the 1:48 scale Fokker D.VII in a colorful Dual Combo boxing while the Bf110 in the same scale is released as a Weekend Edition. If you add the F-16 Engine in the Brassin line and the PE sets for the 1:32 scale Tamiya Spitfire it makes quite an interesting month!
Next inline for release is their mold of the DeHavilland DH 4 with the Puma engine (kit #430).
ICM are re-releasing two of their popular 1:48 kits with new decals this Easter - the Spitfire Mk. VIII and P-51D/K Mustang.
Hobby Link Japan are currently offering a great selection of Tamiya 1/48 and 1/72 aircraft, including limited releases, Warbird and Propeller Action entries, and more, for up to 50 percent off!
Thomas H. Hitchock's long awaited study of the Ta 152 is due for publication this spring. Originally announced by Monogram Publications over five years ago, the future of this book, which represents the fruits of years of research, seemed in the balance until that company was acquired by Eagle Editions.
Resin Realities presents a new line of figures based off works from Ken Kelly.
Monroe Perdu Studios has released their first set of Pilot's Chairs in their well known laser cut card. Besides giving a context to your stand alone pilot figures, the contents of the kit can be used in more creative vignettes as well.
MPM Production have forwarded us the CMK News for March 2010. In the program this month are some detail sets for the 1:32 scale Revell Ju88A kit, for the 1:32 scale Tamiya/Academy F-16C kits and the 1:48 scale B-57B Airfix kit. Planet Models announces a new 1:48 scale Klemm Kl 25d resin kit and CMK a nice 1:48 scale resin kit of the Sd.Anh. 473 German multipurpose caravan.
Black Dog have announced two new resin upgrade sets.
Just published by Albatros Productions are the first of a new series of printed facsimilies of original WW1 documents. The first pair will obviously be of huge interest to modellers building the new Wingnut Wings Albatros and Pup kits, as well as historians and early aviation enthusiasts.
MPM Production have sent us some test shot photos of the forthcoming Special Hobby Morane Saulnier AI kit (SH48099). The sprues are visible as well as an unpainted built up model.
Eduard have updated their website with their monthly newsletter. Main subject is the past Nürnberg Toy Fair but there are also many infos about the new items available this month and next month.
MPM Productions have sent us some details about their forthcoming kits. In 1:72 scale a Ni-D 62, a Whirlwind Mk.I and a Meteor PR Mk.10 will be released in March while the 1:48 scale Maryland Mk.I/II should be available in March/April.
Sam Publications have sent us their 2010 program. Planned are new books about the IAR.80, F4U Corsair, P-51 Mustang, F-111 Aardvark, F-15 Eagle, BAe Harrier and Eurofighter Typhoon.
While the March items are available now, here is a look at the Eduard expected aircraft related releases for April. No new kits (only different boxings) but plenty of Brassin and PE sets to keep you busy in every scale and every era.
SuperScale International have released a batch of new decals in 1:32 and 1:48 scale covering several aircraft types and time periods.
MMD Squadron have sent us some detailed informations about their new aircraft related products: F-80C Gun Bay, Mercedes D.III Engine, Cessna Bobcat Control Surfaces and Interior Detail Set, USAF Ground Crew and US Navy Floatplanes In Action book.
MPM Productions have updated their website with some infos about the marking options for their forthcoming 1:48 scale Spitfire Mk.Vc boxing which will include aircraft flown by Czech pilots.
Testors have just announced the return to the shelves of hobby shops of some of their enduring classic aircraft models, along with a finishing kit that provides paints, brushes and cement - all the basics to get newcomers up and running in the hobby.
According to today's press release:
Pavla Models have released details of their latest 1:72 resin cockpit sets and exterior upgrades.
ICM have released an Air-to-Air Armament set destined to the Su-27, Su-30 and MiG-29 fighters.
Here is a list of the aircraft related plastic injection releases from the MPM group for the first half of the year 2010.