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Eduard have been as busy as usual, with a long list of new kits and accessories this month.
Teh importer of Trumpeter products into the U.S.A., Stevens International, has, very helpfully sent us a snippet of what we can expect in Sept/Oct 2006...
Of course the big news from Eduard this month is that their brand new Polikarpov I-16 is shipping.The first release is the I-16 Type 10 with Soviet VVS markings. A special Spanish edition will follow it as a Dual Combo, with decals for four Republican and four Fascist airctraft. And that will not be the last of the I-16 line, with the Type 24 being prepared for July, and the Type 17, 18, and 29, to follow after that.
A few weeks ago, when I published the News that Accurate Armour were producing a range of R.A.F. Airfield Vehicles in 1/48th scale, I was expecting some delay before the first details and images would be available. Happily, that's not the case and Derek Hanson of Accurate Armour, has very kindly sent me images of these new kits...
Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 is almost ready to ship. The latest word is that the kit will be released on May 1st.
Trumpeter definitely seems to be a company who likes the BIG kits. Some of their recent releases (the Blackjack for example) have undoubtedly been in this category. With these two new releases, there is no indication that the trend is showing any signs of waning...
Apart from their amazing helicopter models, the Scottish manufacturer, Accurate Armour, is NOT the first company that Aviation Modellers consider as a 'primary' source. All this, may however be changing...
There's plenty for all aircraft modellers in Eduard's April line-up, with a total of four new kit releases this month along with a mass of new etched sets.
Eduard probably raised a few eyebrows some months ago with their bold announcement of a new series of 1/48 scale Fw 190s. Having virtually cornered the market with their high quality WW1 models, Eduard now seem determined to take on the Big Boys in the highly competitive area of mainstream WW2 kits.
Something for the rotary-wing buffs:
Just arrived, and shipping by the end of the week, 4 new photoetch sets designed to fit both the Hasegawa and retooled Airfix 1/72 Lancaster kits. Detail as little or as much as you like.
Our 1/72 Lancaster PE sets are now going off for etching, and should be available in about 3 weeks.
Mirage Hobby's long awaited series of Grumman Wildcats have taken a step nearer with confirmation of the variants planned for release later this year.
PrintScale will be a new name to many readers, but this Ukrainian decal producer has already established a well-deserved reputation locally and looks set to cause quite a stir amongst aircraft modellers worldwide with a very interesting set of releases.
Unusually, the largest number of new releases from Osprey Publishing for february, seem to Aviation-related, so it seems like a good excuse to cover these seperately....
Just received News from Saúl García re: an Upcoming Release.

This time, it hails from MRC. They are Academy's US distributor.

This is a big (24” from the tip of its main rotor blades to the tip of its tail) 1/48 scale Academy Plastic Model Helicopter. It's the US Marines version of the CH-53E Super Sea Stallion

Saúl García has sent us some News of new Decals available from Techmod and Ardpol at Jadar-Model (Poland)
The Armor modellers are more than accustomed to this concept - produce a model which can be built in any one of three versions. Now, for the very first time, Dragon Models are applying the same techniques to an Aircraft kit - a 1/48th Focke-Wulf Ta 154....
Thanks to Joe Szczygielski (MOTHER), we are able to bring you news of the two announced releases from the Korean Plastic Manufacturer, Academy...
The question was wherher to put this in Aviation or Armor.... This will be one of those models which should encourage Armor modellers to 'cross-over' into aviation, and the Aviation builders to change theme and scale....
Once again, a considerable number of new releases from Eduard including two new full-kits in 1/48th and 1/72nd scale...
Polish WW2 aircraft models are not that common. To My knowledge, an injected kit of the PZL P.23 "Karas" was only available in 1/72 scale by Heller so far. Now the waiting is over for the 1/48 crowd as Mirage Hobby, specialists in Polish airplanes, have just released what seems to be a promising kit!
Hasegawa Models have recently announced their releases for January 2006, all of which are flagged as "Limited Edition".
Signiferis a french short run and resin kit manufacturer. They also produce some nice diorama accessories. A lot of new products have been released recently in 1/48 and 1/32 scale. Amongst them a very detailled Luftwaffe Oil Cart. Make sure to check their website!
It's been a while coming, but AMtech's long-awaited P-40Q is firmly back underway - as can be seen from these latest pics direct from AMtech themselves.
Yet another new release has been announced by Dragon Models today. This time the subject is a popular one amongst aviation modellers, the Junkers 88...
Rumours have been rife about whether there's a tie-in between Hasegawa and DML for their new Fw 190s. Well, I found this intriguing info on Hobby Link Japan which might help explain things:
Trumpeter is a company which seems to love producing BIG kits.... A good example of this is their new (1/32nd scale) Aviation Releases...
The wait is almost over for Airfix's 1/72 scale kit of the TSR-2, Britain's potentially world-beating aircraft that was cancelled by the Labour government in the 1960s. After 40 years, the TSR.2 remains one of the most controversial aircraft projects in history, sounding the death-knell many famous names in the British aircraft industry.
There's plenty for Spitfire fans to be excited about as Airfix have released pictures of the early test-mouldings of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. IXc.
Autumn 2005 is really turning out to be the season for 1/48 scale Butcher Birds with Tamiya's announcement of the imminent released of an Fw 190A-8
Eduard are as prolific as ever and the following is just a taste of what they have in store for aircraft modellers this winter.
Classic Airframes have an exciting line-up of releases planned for the run-up to Christmas.
Coming very soon from Squadron's own brand Czech Model is a 1/48 scale model of the Curtiss SO3C Seamew, the WWII US Navy scout / observation floatplane.
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Well maybe not exactly "new", but very welcome, nevertheless. There's been a lot of speculation recently about which manufacturer's Spitfire Mk. IX / XVI would be inside Revell's new 1/48 scale release, with people trying to guess by the number of parts whether it would be from Hasegawa, ICM or Italeri/Occidental.
Just arrived here at White Ensign Models , PE 7223 provides interior and exterior details for the 1/72 scale Kingfisher....
Recently, Dragon showed signs of reviving their Aviation kit list with the announcement of an ARADO Ar234P in 1/72nd scale, now comes new of another future release, this time in 1/48th scale..
Despite having both 1/72 and 1/32 scale Fw 190s in their range, Hasegawa have never released this famous aircraft in 1/48 scale - until now... Fans of Luftwaffe aircraft have plenty to look forward to this Christmas with Hasegawa's decision to release what will almost certainly be just the start of a series an all-new 1/48 scale Fw 190s.
Scale Magic is an Australian company formed by 3 modellers which specialises in 1/48 scale resin replacement parts and conversion sets. Two of the names behind Scale Magic will certainly be well-known on Armorama: Rob Storey (29Foxtrot) is a long-time regular contributor to the Aircraft Forum, while newcomer Glen Hambleton (TBM) built the Avenger pictured here incorporating Scale Magic flaps and wheels. The third member of the team is Wayne Hines.
Dragon Models previously had an excellent reputation for aircraft kits in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scales. It has (unsurprisingly) been a while since they had a new release in the aviation field. Now it seems the Aviation Wing (o.k. I couldn't resist it!) of DML is back in business with a new release...
At long last, we have received the last of the 18 Regia Aeronautic colors in our Colourcoats line of enamels.
Eduard are all set to plug one of the few gaps in their extensive range of 1/48 scale WW1 aircraft kits with the immenent release of their first version Fokker D.VII.
Latest Aircraft Annoucements from Hasegawa in 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32
New Releases from Classic Airframes Coming Soon!
Here's just what you need to really detail that 1/72 scale "Beast"!
Accurate Armour have just announced the latest 2 "whirly-bird" releases:

The Westland LYNX AH-7 Anti-Tank Helicopter... in two versions!
New releases from Special Hobby , MPM, and AZUR

June announced “Limited Editions” from Hasegawa, in 1/48, 1/72, and 1/32.
There have been a number of interesting aviation releases announced by Trumpeter in a varety of scales - here is just one of them along with its corresponding images...
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