As an unrepentant fan of colorful nose-art, particularly of U.S. Aviation of the 1940s, I simply could not resist this news story about some recent releases available from Meteor Productions Inc. All of these releases are limited run - limited to only 300 copies... You have been warned!!!
Peter Allen (Flitzer) has gathered together details of the latest releases from Planet Models. (Information supplied by Hannants.)
I have received more details today from David Hannant regarding Xtracrylix Paints, as reviewed HERE
Eduard published a newsletter with a list of new releases for September.
A day or two ago, Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
posted a review of the new range of Xtracrylix Paints
which are available from Hannants
As this was such an interesting subject, it seemed that this item deserved a news story to complement Rowan's excellent review. The review can be seen: HERE
New releases to have hit the suppliers recently include the Arado Ar E.581-4.
Resin Kit Number 7225
Decals and two canopies included.
Information supplied by Hannants and Anigrand Craftswork
Exciting news has reached us direct from Accurate Miniatures:
Fonderie Miniature have announced a special offer for customers who buy their new 1/48 Halifax direct from them.
3 new 1/48 scale WW1 aircraft kits should be shipping any day now from Roden.
Only two new aviation titles this month from Osprey however both of them continue with their highly specialized series on Elite Aviation Units...
MPM have supplied details of their latest and up-coming releases under the Azur and Special Hobby banners.
September will see the release of two (long-awaited) 1/48th scale kits from Accurate Miniatures. Both attractive subjects as is usual from this company... Also being released is a decal sheet and a highly-useful accessory set....
Signifer is a French company, who specialize in multi-media aviation kits in 1/48th scale. As I have never come across this company before, and the subjects that they produce are of great interest to aviation modellers, it is my pleasure, to highlight the products of this interesting company...
On their website Eduard published a newsletter with new releases for August.
Eduard have just published a newsletter with the list of July releases.
White Ensign Models Ltd
a range of Italian WWII Air colors. Italian Colours
They wrote, "We have the following colours lined up for production, but, as of today, there has been very little interest in a range of Italian aircraft colours...We are asking everyone who is interested to pre-order their paints. No card is ever charged until we ship an item, but we need to get some idea of whether we stop or go on this project". The list is as follows:
Amongst the new publications from Osprey Publishing in July, will be
Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
(Osprey Modelling 11) written by Brett Green...
Hannant's have announced the purchase of the Airwaves resin and etched-metal ranges, plus the Almark decal range from ED Models.
The purchase has included some existing stock, but quantities are quite limited.
Volume 53 in this series covered Fokker D VII aces from the four elite Jagdgeschwadern of the German army, and this follow-on volume charts the story of the many aces who flew the famed fighter in other units committed to combat in the final months of World War 1.
Roden Plant, a producer of quality aviation kits in both 1/48th and 1/72nd scale, have announced their new kit - A 1/48th scale OV-1A/JOV-1A
Hasegawa's announced the release of the following items. This is the list from July - Agust..
Classic Airframes have just announced their new release schedule for Summer 2004. As one would expect, a considerable amount of highly attractive subjects are included.
Eagle Editions ltd. was for me at least, an unknown company. Now within the news pages, I am pleased to bring you a link and some details of this producer/retailer.
With the release of Trumpeter's 1/24th scale Me109 G-2, it was inevitable that some after-market enhancements would come along. Verlinden has produced a resin set for this kit....
The month of May sees Trumpeter adding one additional aircraft to their growing line of aviation kits. Mays sees release is the Mi-8MT/Mi-17 HIP H in 1/35 scale.
is a Mexican based company who produce some fascinating subjects in 1/48th scale. Colorful is the key word for this company's products.
Aerotech has just released the second model in their new line of Luft 46 aircraft. This release of the Gotha P60A follows the thier first release, the 1/72nd Fw Ta 183.
Releasing their first new product of the year, Cobra Company is ready to start shipment of their new MH-60L Conversion and DAP Weapons set. These two sets will be available starting tomorrow, May 5th.
Ultracast is a Canadian based company that produces "High Quality Resin Accessories for the Advanced Modeler." Their products include aircraft and armor accesories, figures, head sets and helmets.
It's been a little while since we've seen an update from Cobra Company but they have recently updated their website with a list of upcoming products.
After getting beat up recently for not having enough 1/72 scale releases, Twobobs is finally set to lower the hammer on the brail scale modelers among us.
Back East Graphics has now released their latest aircraft lithograph-a F/A-22 Raptor of the 43rd Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
It's been a while since I've gotten an update from Gekko Graphics but they've got one new product and one coming down the pipe soon. Gekko Graphics is an Australia based company specializing in "What If" schemes.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics, a company synonomous with quality aircraft decals, has thrown their towel into the book market. Drawing upon the vast references they gather while producing their trademark decals, Twobobs is pairing up with renowned aviation photographer Greg Davis to present nose art and mission markings of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom aircraft.
There was quite a bit of discussion in the forums recently about where to get dry transfers for use on aircraft models. I don't think we were able to narrow down where to get them but now HobbyDecal appears on the scene.
Bob over at Twobobs has remained quite busy churning out the decals for all you modern aircraft modelers. They've got eight new sets coming your way near the end of the month.
Bob Guere, the man behind the digital artwork of Twobobs Aviation Graphics for the past three years, has moved on and created his own graphics design business. As of January 2004, Back East Graphics is open for business.
As with the end of every year, you see many stores and manufacturers putting up some great sales to rid of stock at the end of the year. Twobobs Aviation Graphics is no different and have got some great stuff for you.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics is here with their latest batch of decals. From 1/72 to 1/32 scale, this batch covers the gammit from F-14Bs to T-38As.
Eduard Model Accessories has announced some of their upcoming releases for December and they are dooseys! From new aircraft figures to 1/32 F-18 color cockpit PE, you'll like what they have to offer.
Mastery Miniatures has several new figures almost ready for release. Ranging from US Navy to 8th Air Force, there's a little something for everyone-in both 1/48 and 1/72 scale.
It's been a while since we've had an update from Roy Sutherland over at Cooper Details but he's going strong and provides a very lengthy November newsletter as well as unveiling five new aftermarket products.
Just in time for the Holidays, Collect-Aire Models has managed to restock some of their more popular kits.
I've been delinquent in my duties as Aircraft Editor and have failed to notify you of a company producing great products for us aviation nuts.
The month of November brings another great selection of goodies from Eduard Model Accessories. From a new 1/48 scale kit to SBD-3 Photoetch details, you're sure to find something.
Playing an early role in the Blitzkrieg campaign, the Schlacht (ground attack, arm) played a vital role thorughout the war. This new book from Osprey Publishing details the history of these vital units.
As many of you may be aware, a piece of aviation history came to a close last week with the last flight of the world's first supersonic passenger jet. This special edition book commemorates the history of this great airplane.
Academy has recently released a new 1/72 scale P-51C with markings of the 'Red Tails' of the 99th Fighter Squadron in World War II. A USA ground utility vehicle is also included.
Twobobs Aviaiton Graphics is churning out more stuff for us aviation nuts. This time they've got a varied batch of decals that have just headed to the printers.
Tamiya's latest aircraft release is the Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100 Command Recon Plane. This is a re-release kit.