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AOA Decals has announced on Facebook that it is planning a two part 1/32 scale release covering USN A-6A/E/E TRAM Intruder Markings
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AOA Decals are to release a couple of decal sheets designed for the Tamiya 1/32 Phantom F-4B/J
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Two 1/32 decal sheets coming for the new Roden L-19/O-1 Bird Dog.
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Three new 1/48 decal sheets coming for A-4 Skyhawks in Vietnam
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Two upcoming 1/32 decal sheets for South Vietnam Air Force AD-6/A-1H Skyraiders.
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Several new and upcoming sheets from AOA covering Intruders, Trojans, Phantoms, Skyhawks, & tailhooks!
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AOA first offering in 1/35 is for the "old" Dragon (and later Italeri rebox). Sheet covers 23 Loaches/Cayuses (24 schemes) from Vietnam.

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New AOAdecals release in 1/48 for the A-4 Skyhawk are now available.

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Upcoming decals will be for the 1/32 Kitty Hawk and the 1/48 Roden T-28 Trojan kits. As usual with AOA, the focus is again on aircraft that were in combat (with one exception).

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A-4C decal sheet from AOA decals packaged with AMS Resin's previously released A-4C Skyhawk conversion set.
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New 1/32 releases coming from AOA.... Vietnam War A-4 Skyhawks
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Steve (ziggyfoos) brings us details of new 1/48 and 1/72 decal releases coming from AOA. The sheets cover USA, USAF, USMC, and VNAF O-1 Bird Dogs from the Vietnam War.
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New 1/32 release coming from AOA.... more Vietnam War A-6 Intruders
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New releases coming from AOA.... a few more Vietnam War Broncos decals.
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New small series of decals from AOA covering 1/32 ordnance
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New releases coming from AOA, this time for USAF Bronco FACs from the Vietnam War.
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AOA Decals new 1/32 decal sheet for the early USN/USMC OV-10A Bronco airframe stencils. This sheet is concurrently released with the full scheme AOA USN/USMC sheet 32-004 covering VAL-4, VMO-6, VS-41. The airframe stencil decal sheet is also available to purchase separately.
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Now available - AOA Decals new 1/72 decal sheet for OV-10A Broncos from the Vietnam war period, mainly the Black Ponies (VAL-4), also includes VMO-6 & VS-41. The sheet is also available in 1/32 (minus one scheme)
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AOA Decals new 1/72 decal sheets for three of four USMC A-6A Intruder squadrons from the Vietnam War.
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To be released in May 2015 by AOA Decals printed by cartograf :-
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AOA Decals new 1/32 decal sheets for USN/USMC A-6E Intruders in Libyan Strikes & Desert Storm, are now in stock and ready to ship.

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AOAdecals is a new decal manufacturer focusing primarily on USN and USMC attack aircraft in combat. First releases are already available, more coming soon.

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The BBC has posted a short news item covering the progress to date at the RAF Museum on preserving the Dornier Do 17Z recovered from the North Sea last year.
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One of the areas of history and modeling that we have far too little info on the WWII Japanese aviation. Author Dan King has sent me his most recent book, "The Last Zero Fighter" published in 2012 it has already met with some acclaim.
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A new modeling company has burst onto the scene with their first kit announcement. Working under the name Aviation Art (which is said to be a working name only - and may change) has announced a coming release of a 1:48 Su-33 (NATO Flanker-D). This is the navalized version of the Su-27. Primary differences include folding wings for carrier handling and storage, beefed up landing gear as well as canards for improved maneuverability and low-speed handling.
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Greetings all!

Long time modeler Ira Campbell has worked on beau coup projects for many years. One was the famous Gunsight Graphics streaked camouflage (OOP). Here he brings us the chance to pick up some " German 4 & 5 colour Lozenge" in various scales. He sent me this:
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A new Super detailed 1/32 Junkers VS 5 Propeller and Spinner now available! This new aftermarket set is appropriate for Trumpeter's 1/32 Junkers Ju 87B Stuka as well as any other aircraft that used the Junkers VS 5 Propeller
Gateway Chapter IPMS will present its Invitational model contest and swap meet on Sat., Sept. 10, 2011 at Hitters' Choice Cages, 534 Workman Road, Eureka, MO 63025.
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Here a reference that keeps us abreast of restored original and modern replicas. This magazine keeps a pulse on current salvage efforts and grassroots garage shops building experimental replicas.
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2 years in the making here is a great DVD for anyone interested in WWI aviation replicas. It gives you the basics of what a modern day flying circus has to do to move across country to meet up at the Annual Dawn patrol in Ohio. The flying sequences are breathtaking.
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The Red Baron movie filmed in Europe 2008 Has been available to purchase in the USA since early 2010. Postproduction: CGI by PIXOMONDO Shooting schedule: 10 July 2006 – 3 October 2006. Filming Locations: Prague & surrounding area, Czech Republic / Baden-Württemberg, Germany Type of film financing: Private (raised by NIAMA-FILM)
From the realization of powered flight by an obscure Bavarian emigrant to the weapons of aerial destruction used by Richthofen's flying circus,
this project attempts to archive vintage photographs of flying machines flown before and during the first two decades of the 20th century.

The collection currently contains 5134 downloadable images : 08.04.10

http://www.earlyaeroplanes.com/archive1.htm
Saturday, July 17, 2010, is the day of the 1st Annual Fine Scale Model Show for the Tri-Cities in northeastern Tennessee.
Here's a look ahead to some of the smallscale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1:72 (and close) releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1:48 releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the largescale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1/48 scale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the 1/72 scale releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Here's a look ahead to some of the releases announced for the year ahead. Caution: this is only intended as a guide - some may be on the shelves already, while other projects may have been delayed or abandoned entirely:
Once again, the Network was represented at the annual Nuremberg Toy Fair. Here's the first (general) report.
The wreckage of the burning Fokker D.VII lay at the end of the tarmac. . . The Major -- the first to reach the crash---crouching crouching over Lt. ... 'No--no dont move me. Let me die--here. Listen. Come closer. Getting weaker... Listen, Order of the Purple Ace Almost got me but I escaped. Came to warn you all.
Greetings all;

Journey with me back to 2003 to the Mystery Mountain Ranch in Southern Caifornia to the movie set that served as a partial re-make of the 1927 movie "Hell's Angels". The 10 day movie shoot was to be incorporated in the modern telling of the life of multi-millionaire Howard Hughes, "The Aviator".
I bet many of us have wished for a particular detail set but how many of us have been in a position to actually ask for one and have our wish granted?
Just Plane Stuff are well known in the USA for their range of very nicely done display bases for aircraft in 1:32, 1:48 and 1:72.
A news story over on Hyperscale announces a new manufacturer from Hannants - Xtrakit.
Short run Kits of Rare Aircraft
MPM have supplied details of their latest and up-coming releases under the Azur and Special Hobby banners.
Rest Models has two new pre-WWII figher aircraft kits which are exclusively available at HobbyTerra.com. Both are 1/48 scale and pre-WWII era Soviet planes designed by Polikarpov. One, the I-15 also played a role in the Spanish Civil War.