From the publishers of Military in Scale Magazine, Traplet Publications, comes this bumper-packed 100 page Special Issue dedicated to "Modelling the Luftwaffe".
Platz are all set to add to their highly acclaimed range of 1/144 scale aircraft with a new double-kit of the P-47D Thunderbolt.
Special Hobby continue to please enthusiasts of Australian WW2 aircraft with the release of a 1/48 scale CAC Wirraway.
Modelimex have released images of Planet Models' latest 1/48 scale resin kit - the Bugatti Model 100 Racer.
Next month sees the release of Eduard’s Messerschmitt Bf 110D as a stand-alone kit. This was previously only available in the Royal Edition and features a new fuselage moulding with an extended tail for the life-raft housing.
Also appearing again are the popular Albatros D.III and La-7 as Weekend Editions with no photo-etched details and decals for a single colour-scheme each.
On the photo-etch front, there are Big-Ed sets for Grumman “Cat” fans and Hasegawa’s recent Saab Draken comes in for the full Eduard treatment.
Foil sheets for giving aircraft models a metallic finish are nothing new. However, a major model manufacturer announcing such sheets is a little innovative for something which has traditionally been part of the After-Market producers..
Just seen, on DragonUSA's homepage is this very versatile set from Hasegawa
SBS Model offer Riveter tools for model kits in various scales, and also released a revised propeller set for late He-111 in 1:48
The latest addition to OzMods growing range of 1/144 scale aircraft kits is the Bae Hawk T.1.
The best just got better! When I bought Rest Models' resin Heinkel He 112 V-6, I wrote:
Every once in a while a kit comes along which forces you to re-evaluate everything you've seen before. While I've continually been impressed by the improvements in resin casting over recent years, nothing could prepare me for Rest Models' He 112! Quite simply, it's the finest resin kit I've ever seen!"
Eagle Editions have announced three exciting new decal sheets timed to accompany Dragon's big new 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110C-7. The Bf 110 C/D sheets will also be produced in 1/48 scale, making them ideal for anyone looking for fresh colour schemes for Eduard's well established kit.
The Grumman hellcat is Eduard's latest Royal Class kit. This time the set will contain two full kits for the F6F-3 and F6F-5, plus resin parts for F6F-3N and F6F-5N night fighters, along with decals for two night fighter schemes. The kit will also contain two resin engines, new resin wheels, and resin machine guns. The PE parts comprise the contents of the existing Big Ed sets. The special bonus for this kit is a 1:1 scale replica of the main engine placard.
We’re hard at work on PE 4803, 1/48 Sea Fury Undercarriage. This set is being mastered for us by Radu Brinzan, and will consist of new main gear legs and wheels
ICM announce the latest in their series of 1:72 Cold War Jets.
We are thrilled to announce that Master Model Builder - Floyd S. Werner, Jr. used The Small Shop Hold & Fold workstations, PE Cut-off Set & Rolling Sets in the New Master Class Model Video.
Hungarian manufacture SBS Model have released some new resin sets, including a propeller set for the Tamiya He-129
A couple of new 1/48th scale Aviation-connected releases from the Czech manufacturer Hauler.
The Czech manufacturer, PlusModel are better known for their armor/diorama-related subjects. However, here's an interesting 1/48th scale item for aviation modelers - particularly for those modeling Eastern Front settings.
What follows is today's Press Release for Pegasus / Silver Cloud / Blue Max :
"Pegasus Models Under New Ownership"
by Chris Gannon
Modelimex have released sprue shots of the first kits by a new Eastern-European manufacturer - Fly.
Modelimex have released pictures of Fly's new 1/48 scale kit of the Focke Achgelis Fa 330 giro kite.
It's always exciting to see a new Spitfire kit! Modelimex have released sprue shots of Special Hobby's brand new 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk Vc "Malta Defenders".
Among Eagle Editions' series of Wings of Valor fine art prints are four limited editions featuring the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 and the Ta 152.
WW1 takes pride of place next month with the release of Eduard's long-awaited 1/48 scale SPAD XIII. The new kit promises exceptional levels of detail, both inside and out, with a comprehensive interior and flying surfaces that feature rib stitching. Markings will be included for four aircraft.
Eagle Editions have released a unique series of signed posters designed to celebrate the attendance of leading aviators and historians at four different annual US International Plastic Modeler's Society conventions.
If, like me, you were inspired by Chuck Shanley's recent article featuring America's postwar speedbirds, you'll be excited by Special Hobby's new 1/48 scale kit of the D-558-1 Skystreak.
It's too early for a gimpse of the kit's contents yet, but August will see the return of Eduard's phenomenally successful 1/48 scale Fw 190 in a new guise - the 'F-8 ground attack variant. The kit will include two new sprues containing new wings and an assortment of stores, including various bombs, weapon containers, rockets such as Panzerschreck and Panzerblitz, and fuel tanks.
WW1 enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to, with a Fokker Dr.1 Dual Combo and the addition of the Sopwith Camel to the Weekend range.
Along with the kits, there's the usual bumper harvest of accessories.
News of up and coming releases and re-releases from MPM.
They are also offering to mould a new run of the Arado AR95-A and Arado 95-B kits if there is sufficient interest.
The big news this month is the eagerly awaited return of the 1/48 scale Hellcat, this time in Royal Navy guise as a dual-combo, but there's plenty more to keep us happy should the weather be a washout - Weekend Editions of the Fokker D.VII and Yak 3, plus etched sets for superdetailers and new AviPrint decals.
John Snyder sends us news of an exciting new direction from WEM. Their very first foray into 1:48th Aircraft Photo Etch.
There weren't any details of the forthcoming Royal Class Messerschmitt Bf 110 in Eduard's usual announcement of the month ahead's releases. The reason is clear now - it's set to be an absolute stunner that fully justifies a News item of its own!
It's too early for any details - or even the boxart - but Eduard's big release (literally) for June will be the Royal Class Messerschmitt Bf 110 which, if earlier reports are true, will see the first outing of the Bf 110D.
Meanwhile, the P-39 Airacobra returns as a Weekend Edition and there's a healthy line-up of new etched sets and painting masks.
ICM have just announced their latest release.
A 1/72nd scale Mig-31B Russian Heavy Interceptor Fighter
Its no yolk, Hasegawa have announced the reissue of their series of Egg Planes.
The first new releases to be featured on Eagle Editions' redesigned website are a trio of exciting Spitfire Mk.IX decal sheets.
Hasegawa have released a limited edition 1:32 P-47M based around their earlier P47-D kit.
OzMods announces a new run of its ever popular 1/48 DHC-4 Caribou.
Hasegawa's follow-up to their successful 1/72 scale B-24D is on the way in the shape of the turret-nosed B-24J.
Hasegawa have released full-build views of the second version of their 1/48 scale Nick - the Ki 45 Kai Tei.
Hasegawa have released the first pics of a built-up example of their forthcoming 1/32 scale kit of the Curtiss P-40E Warhawk.
Eduard maintain their remarkable record of releasing something new every month - and May sees really exciting news for WW1 modellers with the first appearance of their new 1/48 scale Fokker Dr.1 as part of a double-pack von Richthofen brothers special.
Greg Anderson from Ozmods sends us details of a special promotion. Selected 1:144 scale jets are being offered in pairs, including a “Dogfight Double” featuring their F-86 Sabre and MIG-15bis. Theres also an extensive range of resin AM products available and a stunning looking 1:48 mixed media DHC-4 (C-7) Caribou.
Olimp Models have announced a new 2-sheet set of 1/48 scale MiG-29 Fulcrum decals as part of their Authenic Decals range.
Adalbertus have announced the release of new decals for the Dornier 17Z in 1/72 and 1/48 scales.
Adalbertus, the distributors of Techmod decals, have announced the release of three new sheets of 1/32 German WW1 lozenge decals.
Modelimex have released sprue shots of Roden's impressive new 1/32 scale Albatros D.I.
1:32 scale aircraft fans are enjoying a constant run of new kits these days, and heres three more from Trumpeter which will appeal to WW2 era modellers.
Proof the old motto is true, as Eduard re-box the Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. 22/24 for the second time in a limited edition. Complete with excellent new resin parts and decals, the kit sold out almost immediately on its first appearance and is likely to do the same again - so grab it while you can if you're a Spitfire fan.
Also new for April will be the delayed 1/72 scale R.F.C. figures set and the Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 in a Weekend Edition guise, plus the first etched sets to complement Eduard's own 1/48 scale Hellcat. Add a healthy dose of Thunderschiefs, Wellingtons, Chinooks and Storchs - plus much more - and April looks set to be a busy month for Eduard.
Eagle Editions have announced the purchase of Monogram Aviation Publications, long noted for their top quality aircraft books, including Ken Merrick's almost legendary "The Official Monogram Painting Guide to German Aircraft 1935-1945" (now out of print).
Tamiya have announced an AM set to allow the modeller to depict their recent Storch kit "In Flight"