Friday, November 10, 2017

1/144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.16



1/144 F-Toys Wing Kit Collection Vol.16
A new release on the classic Wing Kit Collection Format, a number of Japanese birds. Expect a number of colour variations and probably a "special"?

- IJN  Nakajima C6N Saiun "Mryt"
- IJA Mitsubishi KI-15-I "Babs"
- IJA Mitsubishi Ki-46III Type 100 "Dinah"

Release: January 2018
Source:   http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10501815  /  https://twitter.com/ftoys_scale

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Monday, October 23, 2017

1/144 Let L-13/TZ-13 Blanik 'in Military Service' (2 kits in 1 box) - MArk I


1/144 Let L-13/TZ-13 Blanik 'in Military Service' (2 kits in 1 box) 
(RAF, DOSAAF, Italian AF, Uruguayan AF, Lithuanian AF, Brazilian AF)

The L-13 Blanik is a two-seater glider produced by the Czechoslovak company Let Kunovice. Designed at the VZLš Aeronautical Research and Test Establishment in Prague in 1954-56, its prototype first flew in March 1956. It is an all-metal monoplane, with the fuselage of a semi-monocoque construction and high set wings with characteristic forward sweep. Its cockpit is enclosed by a two-piece acrylic glass canopy. The flaps and control surfaces are fabric covered and the fuselage is provided with a single-wheel semi-retractable landing gear and a fixed tail skid.

The L-13 entered production in 1958 and quickly gained popularity as an inexpensive and durable type, which was easy to fly and operate. It was widely adopted in the former Eastern Bloc countries and was also exported in large numbers to Western Europe, North and South America. In total, more than 2600 Blanik gliders had been produced by 1978, while a small batch of a modernised L-13A variant was built in 1981-82.

 It became the most numerous and widely used trainer glider in the world.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Let L-13 Blanik, Black R11 (c/n 026258), RAF Gliding and Soaring Association (RAFGSA), Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K., autumn 1980
2) Let L-13 Blanik, Red 21, DOSAAF Volunteer Society for Co-operation with the Army, Aviation and Navy, Aeroclub Novosibirsk, the Soviet Union, early 1970s
3) Let L-13 Blanik, No.23 outlined in Black, MM100047 (c/n 027009), CVV-14 Gliding Centre (Centro Volo a Vela), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), Frosinone Air Base, Italy, 1985
4) Let L-13 Blanik, Black 690 (c/n 0717), Military School of Aeronautics (Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica), Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya, FAU), Gen. Artigas/Pando Air Base, Uruguay, 2014-15
5) Let L-13 Blanik, Blue 08 (c/n 1420), Voluntary Border Defence Service (Krašto Apsaugos Savanriskos Paj?-gos, KASP), Lithuanian Air Force, Silute Air Base, Lithuania, 1998
6) TZ-13 (Let L-13 Blanik), White 13 (8013), (Sailing Flight Club), Air Force Academy (Academia da Força Aérea, AFA), Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB), Pirassununga Air Base, Brazil, the 1970-80s

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 13 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14495

Price: £12.30




See also
1/144 Let L-13/L-13A Blanik 'Aeroclub Workhorse' (2 kits in 1) 
(Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, U.S.A., U.K., Austria, Hungary)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14496



Sunday, October 15, 2017

1/150 Plastic Model Soyuz Rocket & Transport Train - By Good Smile



1/150 Plastic Model Soyuz Rocket & Transport Train - By Good Smile

Headed to the stars...
A model that represents the technology, courage and inquisitive minds behind the spacecraft.
The Soyuz rocket and spacecraft are currently the only manned vehicles capable of sending astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), and the complete rocket together with its transportation train have now been converted into a plastic model kit!

Both the rocket and train have been intricately shrunk down to 1/150th scale, making the width of the wheels just 9mm in size. The model can not only be displayed as the complete rocket, but also laid horizontally on the train during transport (wheels do not move). The cast makes use of eight different colors that preserve the look of the rocket as well as each of the processes that it goes though.

The model is made from molded PS (polystyrene), and is made to ensure that fans will have great fun putting it together and painting it. All the processes from the rollout to the point that it reaches the ISS: transportation to the launch site, lift-off preparations, the separation of the multistage boosters and the deployment of the Soyuz spacecraft. Recreate the drama of a lift-off right in your very own collection with this complete rocket kit!

1/150 Scale plastic model kit. Approximately 320mm in length.

Though it will fit on 9mm / N-Gauge track, though the wheels do not move - this is a bit strange as it has standard model railway connectors rather than accurately modelled connectors!?

http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6786/1+150+Plastic+Model+Soyuz+Rocket+Transport+Train.html

For more details,see http://special.goodsmile.info/soyuzrocket/en/

Available for Pre-order at: https://hlj.com/product/gsc93367

Due : March 2018








1/144 Hawker Hunter F.6A/FGA.9 ‘Elegant Fighter’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box - Mark I


MKM14479 1/144 Hawker Hunter F.6A/FGA.9 ‘Elegant Fighter’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) 
(RAF, Royal Jordanian AF) ex-Revell sprues (two complete kits included),

The Hawker Hunter was a British jet fighter developed during the late 1940s and its prototype, the P.1067, was flown in July 1951. Succeeding first-generation jet fighters such as the Meteor and Venom, the first single-seat Hunter interceptor variant was introduced to RAF service in 1954. During the 1960s dedicated variants of the Hunter evolved, to be used for fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles.

The definitive version was the FGA.9 (128 a/c converted from F Mk.6s), on which the majority of export versions were based, and saw front line use from 1960 to 1971. Hunter Mk.6As were upgraded F Mk.6s (24 a/c to FGA Mk.9 standard) serving as training aeroplanes from the early 1970s until 1984.

It was a single-seat swept wing all-metal monoplane aircraft powered by a R-R Avon turbojet. It featured two wing-root intakes, single jet pipe, aft sliding canopy, ejection seat and tail-mounted brake parachute. The Hunters were armed with four Aden cannons in a removable weapons pack in the fuselage underside, while a variety of external stores could be mounted beneath the wings, e.g. 500lb or 1,000lb bombs, launchers for 3" RP and/or drop tanks.

The Hunter was one of the RAF’s mainstays from the mid-1950s through the sixties. It became a popular machine in foreign service, being exported to many countries worldwide and flown with the air forces of no less than 20 nations.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Hawker Hunter F Mk.6A, XK141, White 33, No.229 OCU (Operational Conversion Unit)/No.234 Sq., RAF, Chivenor Air Base, Devon, U.K., 1974

2) Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.9, XF442, White B, No.1 Sq., RAF, West Raynham Air Base, U.K., flown by Flt.Lt. A. Pollock during “Tower Bridge incident", 5 April 1968
http://www.rafjever.org/4sqnper004.htm

3) Hawker Hunter F Mk.6 (FGA Mk.9 standard), XE587, Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS), RAF, Boscombe Down Air Base, Wiltshire, U.K., May 1974
4) Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.9, 708 (ex-XF452), White J, No.1 Sq., Royal Jordanian Air Force (Al Quwwat Aljawwiya Almalakiya Alurduniya), Amman Air Base, Jordan, 1966

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 44 parts (moulded in grey plastic) and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14479

Price £15.80






1/144 Hawker Hunter FR.10/71A/FGA.73A ‘Recce’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) - Mark I


MKM14480 1/144 Hawker Hunter FR.10/71A/FGA.73A ‘Recce’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) 
(RAF, Chilean AF, Sultan of Oman AF) ex-Revell sprues (two complete kits included)

The Hawker Hunter was a British jet fighter developed during the late 1940s and its prototype, the P.1067, was flown in July 1951. Succeeding first-generation jet fighters such as the Meteor and Venom, the first single-seat Hunters were introduced to RAF service in 1954. During the 1960s dedicated variants of the Hunter evolved, to be used for fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles.

The FR Mk.10 was based on the F Mk.6 and a total of 33 aircraft were produced, while the FR Mk.71As were conversions of both F Mk.4 and Mk.6s (3 each) for Chile. The Hunter FGA Mk.73A was a designation for a handful of aircraft exported to Jordan in the late 1960s, which were later, in 1975, handed over to Sultan of Oman Air Force.

The recce Hunter was a single-seat swept wing all-metal monoplane aircraft powered by a R-R Avon turbojet. It featured two wing-root intakes, single jet pipe, aft sliding canopy, ejection seat and tail-mounted brake parachute. The Hunters were armed with four Aden cannons in a removable weapons pack in the fuselage underside, while a variety of external stores could be mounted beneath the wings including the drop tanks. Three F.95 reconnaissance cameras were fitted in the nose.

The Hunter was one of the RAF’s mainstays from the mid-1950s through the sixties. It became a popular machine in foreign service, being exported to many countries worldwide and flown with the air forces of no less than 20 nations.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Hawker Hunter FR Mk.10, XF459, White F, No.4 Sq., RAF, Coltishall Air Base, Norfolk, U.K., September 1961
2) Hawker Hunter FR Mk.10, XF436, White U, No.8 Sq., RAF, Khormaksar Air Base, Aden Protectorate, summer 1962
3) Hawker Hunter FR Mk.71A, J-735 (ex-WV326), “Las Panteras Negras“, Grupo de Aviación 9, Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile, FACh), El Tepual Air Base, Puerto Montt, Chile, 1974
4) Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.73A, 825 (ex-XG255), No.6 Sq., Sultan of Oman Air Force (Al Quwwat Aljawwiya Almalakiya Oman), Thumrait Air Base, Oman, 1979

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 43 parts (moulded in grey plastic) and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14480
Price £15.80






1/144 Hawker Hunter T.7 ‘Two-seat Trainer’ - Mark I


MKM14481 1/144 Hawker Hunter T.7 ‘Two-seat Trainer’ (RAF, RNethAF, Danish AF)

One ex-Revell kit and a new frame with different fuselage halves and small parts, also a new injection-moulded canopy is included. One model can be built out of each box.

The Hawker Hunter was a British jet fighter developed during the late 1940s and its prototype, the P.1067, was flown in July 1951. Succeeding first-generation jet fighters such as the Meteor and Venom, the first Hunters were introduced to RAF service in 1954.

The Hunter T Mk.7 was a two-seat trainer variant built for the RAF. It had the single seat nose replaced by a side-by-side seating section. Originally based on the F Mk.4 fighter, six aeroplanes were rebuilt and 65 were built new (incl. 10 a/c for the Royal Navy as T Mk.8s); the first T Mk.7s entered service in 1958. The Netherlands bought 20 T Mk.7 aircraft, half of which were later sold to other countries, including Denmark.

It was a two-seat swept wing all-metal monoplane aircraft powered by a R-R Avon turbojet. It featured two wing-root intakes, single jet pipe, upward-opened canopy, ejection seats and tail-mounted brake parachute. The on-board armament of the two-seat Hunter was reduced to one (or two) Aden cannon semi-buried in the fuselage undersurface, while up to four drop tanks could be carried beneath the wings.

The Hunter was one of the RAF’s mainstays from the mid-1950s through the sixties. It became a popular machine in foreign service, being exported to many countries worldwide. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the RAF and the Royal Navy until the early 1990s.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Hawker Hunter T Mk.7, XL568, Black X, No.74 Sq., RAF, Coltishall Air Base, Norfolk, U.K., September 1959
2) Hawker Hunter T Mk.7, XL566, White TW, No.1417 (FR) Flight, RAF, Khormaksar Air Base, Aden Protectorate (State of Aden), 1965
3) Hawker Hunter T Mk.7, N-303, White 63, No.325 Sq., Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu), Soesterberg Air Base, the Netherlands, 1964
4) Hawker Hunter T Mk.7, ET-273 (ex-Dutch N-302), Black 273, No.724 Sq. (Esk 724), Royal Danish Air Force (Kongelige Danske Flyvevåbnet), Skrydstrup Air Base, Denmark, 1974

This injection-moulded kit contains 34 parts (moulded in grey plastic) and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14481

Price £14.99





1/144 Hawker Hunter T.8B/T.8C ‘Naval Trainer’ - Mark I


MKM14482 1/144 Hawker Hunter T.8B/T.8C ‘Naval Trainer’ (RN, RAF)

One ex-Revell kit and a new frame with different fuselage halves and small parts, also a new injection-moulded canopy is included. One model can be built out of each box.

The Hawker Hunter was a British jet fighter developed during the late 1940s and its prototype, the P.1067, was flown in July 1951. Succeeding first-generation jet fighters such as the Meteor and Venom, the first Hunters were introduced into service in the mid-1950s.

For pilot training a two-seat variant was developed for the RAF, designated the T Mk.7 and flying in late 1957. The Hunter T Mk.8 was its Royal Navy equivalent but fitted with an arrestor hook for use on airfields. Ten were new builds and 18 conversions from F Mk.4s, all made in the period 1958-59. The T Mk.8B and T Mk.8Cs followed (conversions from F Mk.4 and T Mk.8s), with improved navigational equipment, used for Buccaneer conversion training (both by the RN and RAF), while a handful of aircraft were further upgraded to T Mk.8Ms to train Sea Harrier pilots.

The Hunter T Mk.8 was a two-seat swept wing all-metal monoplane aircraft powered by a R-R Avon turbojet. The pilots were seated side-by-side in the nose section. It featured two wing-root intakes, single jet pipe, upward-opened canopy, ejection seats and tail-mounted brake parachute. The on-board armament of the two-seat Hunter Mark 8 was reduced to one Aden cannon semi-buried in the starboard fuselage undersurface, while up to four drop tanks could be carried beneath the wings.

The Hunter was one of the RAF’s mainstays from the mid-1950s through the sixties. It became a popular machine in foreign service, being exported to many countries worldwide. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the RAF and the Royal Navy until the early 1990s.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Hawker Hunter T Mk.8B, XF991/LM, Black 688, No.764 NAS, RN, RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Moray, U.K., July 1969-July 1972
2) Hawker Hunter T Mk.8B, XF995, No.237 OCU (Operational Conversion Unit), RAF,
Honington Air Base, Suffolk, U.K., 1980
3) Hawker Hunter T Mk.8C, XF994/VL, Black 873, Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (FRADU), RN, RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), Somerset, U.K., May 1987-May 1995
4) Hawker Hunter T Mk.8C, XL580, White VL, ‘Admiral’s Barge’ (Flag Officer Flying Training personal aircraft), RN, RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), Somerset, U.K., 1969

This injection-moulded kit contains 35 parts (moulded in grey plastic) and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14482

Price: £14.99





1/144 Resin and Vac-Form Upgrades - Sun Detail




1/144 Resin and Vac-Form Upgrades - Sun Detail

Aero L-39 (designed to be used with Attack and MARK I Models kits))[L-39ZO/ZA/ART L-39C / L-39ZO L-39V L39ZA/L-139 L-39MS/L-59 'Super Albatros']
Control surfaces £5.80
Avionics bay £5.80
Cockpit £5.80

Messerschmitt Bf-109 (designed to be used with MARK I Models kits)[[Bf-109G-1/Bf-109G-2 Bf-109G-4 Bf-109G-5/Bf-109G-6]
Engine £5.80
Cockpit £5.80
Canopy (closed, 1 pcs) £3.99

Messerschmitt Me-262A/Me-262B (designed to be used with Eduard kits)
Nose Guns  £5.80

Avia/Letov C-2/Arado Ar-96B (designed to be used with MARK I Models kits)
Engine £5.80
Cockpit £5.80
Control surfaces £5.80
Canopy (open/closed, 2 pcs) £3.99

Mikoyan MiG-21 (designed to be used with Eduard kits)[MiG-21SMT MiG-21BIS MiG-21MF]
Flaps, ( £3.99

Curtiss H-75/Mohawk III/P-36 (designed to be used with MARK I Models kits)
Cockpit £TBA
Control surfaces £TBA

Available: Hannants and other stockists




Friday, October 06, 2017

1/144 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3/E-4 Sets - Armory




#14303 1/144 Bf 109 E-3/E-4 Set#1 WWII in the Beginning - Armory
#14304 1/144 Bf 109 E-3/E-4 Set#2 Battle of Britain Aces - Armory

Two kits in each set, two sets to be released with multiple decal options!

The Battle of Britain set appears to have decal options for a number of squadrons/aces (II/JG51,
JG52,II/JG3,JG26, JG54 - Adolf Galland etc...) http://www.luftwaffe.cz/bob.html

Release: "Coming Soon"

Source:
https://www.facebook.com/armorymodelsgroup/photos/pb.1402311443326596.-2207520000.1507253608./2402864559937941/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/armorymodelsgroup/photos/pb.1402311443326596.-2207520000.1507253608./2402864286604635/?type=3&theater