login   |    register
There are a couple of exciting new kits ready release by Roden - the long awaited 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.1 and a new version of their successful 1/48 scale Mohawk.
No details are available yet, but Black Box have announced a detailed resin cockpit for Trumpeter's recent Vigilante.
Special Hobby have a bunch of exciting new short-run kits ready for release now or in the very near future. There's something for everyone with a selection of 1/72 and 1/48 scale subjects.
Looking for ACCURATE paint colours for your WW2 Regia Aeronautica aircraft?
Using information based on John Greuter's research, White Ensign Models is pleased to have produced a range of three colours for the Dutch Luchtvaartafdeling, as of 1939-1940.
March 2005 will see the release of two new titles from Osprey Publishing which will be of great interest to aviation modellers....
Hasegawa have several exciting new aircraft kits lined, which should be shipping now or in the very near future.
A week or so ago, Kenaz Raynor posted a review of one of the most interesting of the Post-War British Aircraft - The Westland Wyvern. Now Cutting Edge Modelworks have announced a sheet of decals to complement the Classic Airframes kit in 1/48th scale...
Classic Airframes produce 1/48th scale aviation kits. They are slightly different from from the 'mainstream' producers in that their kits are Multi-Media in other contain a mixture of materials - plastic, resin and where appropriate, white metal. This makes these kits marginally mopre expensive than the average 'plastic' kit and also enables them to cover less 'commercial' subjects than the mass-manufacturers.
January will see the release of four more interesting titles from that most prolific of publishing houses - Osprey Publishing. In this news story, the attention turns to books which are of particular interest to aviation modellers...
Once again a HUGE batch of releases from the most prolific of manufacturers - EDUARD....
German short-run manufacturer Airmodel has announced the release of two new 1/72 scale Luftwaffe models:

Item Number: AM-2059 Heinkel He 118 V-1 is available now. This is a complete resin kit cast using what Airmodel claim is a new technology which offers exceptional detail.

To mark the release, Airmodel are offering the model at a special price of EUR 22.00 for orders placed before Christmas.

Also due for imminent release is something bound to interest Luft '46 fans:

Item Number: AM-2051 Horten Ho VII
Peter Allen (Flizter) has sent us details of Revell's latest and forthcoming large-scale releases.(Information from Hannants UK).

Big kit types take note! New large scale aircraft in time for Christmas! - put out a big sock for Santa.

Out now at most major suppliers.
Voyager Models are a well-known producer of PE (Photo Etch) sets for (principally) 1/35th scale Armor kits.With this new release they are entering into the highly-competive market of Aircraft kits....
Someone at Classic Airframes must have read my wish list! Their new line up of 1/48 aircraft reads like an answer to the prayers of fans of British and Italian aircraft.
I was torn as to whether to put this in Armour or Aircraft - due to the subject you should know why....
The new book on Supermarine Walrus & Stranraer has been published by Mushroom Model Publications.

Anigrand Craftswork is a manufacturer of 1/72nd Complete (resin) Kits based in Hong Kong... I admit to never having heard of the company before seeing a brief news item on pcmodeller.com...
Once again, next month sees the usual crop of new releases from Osprey - These are the new Aviation releases...
Thanks to Matt Leese (matt) for tracking down information and pictures of Tamiya's exciting new release.
A new resin company, Obscureco has started making resin parts for Aircraft kits. Their website http://www.obscureco.com has the list of their current resin lineups. I'll try to give a short review on how nice these resins are.
Cobra Company is one of those true 'specialist' manufacturers. As the name suggests, they produce (mainly) aftermarket sets for helicopters in a variety of scales.
Once again, a huge batch of new releases from EDUARD this time in the field of Aviation. Decals, photo-etch and even complete kits!
A 1/48 scale Douglas Skyknight has long been high on modellers' wish lists and the wait is almost over.
Once again Osprey has a number of new releases for Aviation Modellers....
It's always a pleasure finding a new manufacturer, doubly so when their products are so different from the vast majority of producers on the market.. No more so than Lift Here a Serbian Decal producer whose subjects are totally original...
Flitzer (Peter Allen) has provided details of the latest and future releases from Unicraft Models.
Peter Allen (Flitzer) has supplied details of the latest kits from A&V Models.
White Ensign Models have supplied a complete list of the Aircraft range of Colourcoats enamels.
Tamiya have release a follow-up to their popular 1/48 scale Kübelwagen. This time it's an Afrika Korps version, with low-pressure tyres and new figures.
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
Price £19.00
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 is considering 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
Recent Vendors with News
(200) had news in the past year
(25)
(14)
(48)
(11)
(15)
(4)
(19)
(31)
(1)
(81)
(4)
(1)
(37)
(16)
(3)
(2)
(2)
(1)
(4)
(1)
(3)
(12)