zoukeimura new kits

1/48 F-4J Phantom II is also released

The real charm of this long-deployed masterpiece jet-fighter comes at you with an SWS kit.

Since its first flight in 1958, the F-4 was produced in 5195 machines and extensively adopted by the countries of the former Western Bloc, achieving important results in many battlefields like Middle Eastern War, Gulf War and Vietnam War. The airframe design follows the layout of the F3H, previously built by the same manufacturer, with the sharp radome pointing to the front of the tandem cockpit. The intakes are on both sides of the cockpit, leading the air to the twin-engine J79 through the duct, enhancing the engine efficiency. A unique aircraft developed in many variations and still used by several air forces (e.g. Israeli Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force) that created their own, improved versions.

 

 

First time ever! This SWS F-4 kit in a beautiful and accurate reproduction, like never seen before.

  • The F-4 outer shape stands out for the thick nose with its protruding sharp extremity and the air-intakes largely spread on both sides of the fuselage, while the biggest barrier during the development were the cross-sections' variations and the changes on the curved surfaces. The neck in the fuselage mid-section is stunning like the area around the intakes, and you can't overlook the curved surfaces of the rear fuselage, gradually narrowed down to the nozzle, or the complex cross-sectional variation of the rear end running out like a pen nib. This SWS kit with its elaborated appearance is probably the first in the world with such a beautiful and accurate reproduction, based on thorough researches on the real machine. Now the F-4, as you have never seen it, is yours.
  • Thorough reproduction of the cockpits!
    What are the flight controls of the F-4, which design was based on the legendary tandem seat fighter of the Navy!
    • The cockpits of the F-4 are in tandem. In the US Navy type aircraft, the pilot seated on the front and the RIO (radar interceptor officer) on the back. Following the tradition of the Navy twin-seaters, all the flight controls equipment, like the control stick, are located in the front seat only. According to its name, the rear seat is equipped with monitors for the radarscope and other kind of radars, the attack system, the warning devices etc. Since every F-4 type was thought for a specific use, there were warship-fighters, interceptor-fighters, bombing-fighters etc., so the consoles of the instrument panels differed for each type. In the SWS kit, these differences have been thoroughly represented too. Please enjoy each type's particularities.
    • This is the real soul of SWS! Look at the intakes, the F-4 most difficult parts to recreate.
      • The F-4 air-intakes have a nose-enclosed shape and are positioned apart from the fuselage on both sides. A vertical intake vane is located ahead of the intakes, while the wedge-boundary between the vane and the fuselage surface has a structure loosing up and down. Also, the fossula in the center of the intakes has a structure blowing the boundary from the intake vane to the duct, and releases air to the slits located above and under the intakes. In addition, the center of the intake-lamp and the lamp beneath can be replaced, so that the appropriate air inflow could be adjusted. With the SWS kit, these complex and strange structures and shapes are perfectly reproduced without compromise, and without impacting the easiness of assembly.
      • Unbelievable for a 1/48 scale kit! Look at these "J79" jet engines full of density.
        • The engines equipped on the F-4 are the General Electric J79 engines, masterpiece engine of that era which was installed on the F-104 too. If we classify roughly the machines by their outer shapes, we can distinguish the short type nozzle machines like the B-type equipped with a J79-8 (7,710kg maximum thrust) or the C, D-types equipped with a J79-15 (7,710kg maximum thrust), and the long type nozzle machines like the J-type equipped with a J79-10 (8,210kg maximum thrust), and the E-type equipped with a J79-17 (8,210kg maximum thrust). The SWS kit reproduces with few parts the "J79-10" engines mounted on the J-type. Please experience the "scale-down of real machines", true charm of scale modeling.
        • What about the armament and deck-landing equipment of this carrier plane used for all kinds of mission!

 

SCALE1/48 ScaleMODELPlastic Model Kit
(including 2-color molded parts, clear and grey)PARTSTotal Parts: 338

new books from euromodelism

Landscapes of War. Vol.III – Rural Enviroments (Spanish)

Index (Spanish language)

2.- Sniper
Germany- Spring 1945, por Frederik Astier
44.- A Vehicle-Vignette in Large Scale
Displaying the 1/9 Scale Zündapp KS 750, by Robert Döpp
62.- Solid Brick Wall
With mold to create brick to brick
70.- Working with Styrodur
Buildings and bases for dioramas, by Volker Bembennek
94.- STONE WALLS
Different ways of making stone walls
116.- THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
II Korpus Polski, Italy 1945, by Javier Redondo
150.- Biographies
158.- Thematic index 

 


 

Landscapes of War. Vol.III – Rural Enviroments (English)

Index (Spanish language)

2.- Sniper
Germany- Spring 1945, por Frederik Astier
44.- A Vehicle-Vignette in Large Scale
Displaying the 1/9 Scale Zündapp KS 750, by Robert Döpp
62.- Solid Brick Wall
With mold to create brick to brick
70.- Working with Styrodur
Buildings and bases for dioramas, by Volker Bembennek
94.- STONE WALLS
Different ways of making stone walls
116.- THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
II Korpus Polski, Italy 1945, by Javier Redondo
150.- Biographies
158.- Thematic index 

Wolfpack-Design coming items

Modern IDF Tank Track 1/2 for Merkava and Magach series.

 

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WP14804 1/48 MiG-29 Fulcrum A (9.12A) 'Gulf War'

Wolfpack's forthcoming Premium Edition kit for Iraqi AF Fulcrum during the 1991 Gulf War to Iraq War in 2003.

Sprue parts from Academy included Resin cockpit,
Total 4 A/C markings included 2 Iraqi AF, IRIAF and IDF.
Decal printed by Cartograf, Italy.

 


 

MH-53E Sea Dragon 'US Navy'

Wolfpack WP17206

Total : Over 100 parts included Resin, PE part and Decal


 

T-38C Talon 'USAF'

Wolfpack WP10007

Total : 120 plastic parts included PE and decal

t-38c_box

  • New tooling kit for 1/48 T-38C Talon 'USAF'
  • Total 120 plastic partsincluded PE and decal
  • New cockpit parts included instrument panels and Glareshield with HUD,
  • Intake parts and nozzle parts for T-38C,
  • Decal printed by Cartograf, Italy
  • 4 A/C markings for USAF
  • A4 book manual included

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C-47 Skytrain Part.1 – US Navy and JMSDF R4D-6 Fleets

WD72006

  • C-47 Skytrain Part.1 – US Navy/ JMSDF R4D-6 Fleets
  • Total 4 a/c Makings for US Navy/JMSDF
  • Include A4/A5 Size Manual
  • Decal Printed in Korea

 

F4U-5 Corsair Cockpit set (for Hasegawa 1/48)

Wolfpack WW48019

Total : 12 Resin Parts with PE and Decal

 


 

AT-38B Talon 'Aggressor'

Wolfpack WP10008

Total : 110 plastic parts included PE and decal

 

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  • New tooling kit for 1/48 AT-38B Talon 'Aggressor'
  • Total 110 plastic parts included PE and decal
  • Front Glare shiedl and Early type main wheel parts for AT-38B,
  • Decal printed by Cartograf, Italy
  • 3 A/C markings for USAF
  • A4 book manual included

 

 

PLATZ New Products

sets recommended for diorama create
"Japan only 1/35 the United States Marine Corps M103A2 Heavy Tank Fighting monsters w / 200L Military drums set" will be released! !
Two drums made of round pen model to help scene production was included
Japan Limited Special Edition! The strongest fighting monsters that precisely reproducible because it is limited edition, please make up by all means!    ■ Japan only 1/35 the United States Marine Corps M103A2 Heavy Tank Fighting monsters w / 200L Military drum cans set 7,400 yen (excluding tax)

 

new from RodenKits

Dear Friends!
We are glad to represent you our new releases of March!
Please see more information in our online store

FWD Model B 3-ton & BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI

RODEN #713 / Scale 1:72

In 1912, the US military ordered a new truck for the needs of the army. According to their requirements, it had to have a loading capacity of three tons and also be able to haul artillery guns.
The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company were already developing the Model B truck which could be quickly adapted to accord with military requirements. Of course, the machine's design was generally quite primitive from today's point of view, however at that time the great majority of vehicles had similar or even more primitive designs. The Model B moved the engine and the driver's seat directly over the frame, a distinct difference from other models of truck which had the classic 'bonnet' design. Later such a configuration of truck would be classic in turn, however at the time of its creation the Model B was truly innovative. With an identical length of frame, the Model B had a larger body size than bonnet trucks and could also take more freight. The body had arches for raising a tarpaulin awning, wheels with spokes and rubber rims.
In 1915 the British Vickers engineering company designed a new 8 inch caliber gun, the BL Mk VI howitzer. It was essentially a constructive modernization of the previous Mk V, the primary improvements concerning the hydraulic recoil mechanism of the barrel of the gun. In fighting situations the sector of firing amounted to 4 degrees to the left or to the right, and up to 50 degrees elevation. The static part of the gun had a new, more modern look. The firing range of a shot could reach nearly 10 kilometers, while the gun's weight in comparison with the previous version was more than three tonnes lighter. For towing the gun to fighting positions it was connected with a bulky forward part, the limber, which was hauled by a heavy transporter such as the FWD truck or a Holt 75 tractor.

 

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Vickers VC-10 K4 Type 1170 tanker

RODEN #328 / 1:144 WWI Aircraft

The Vickers VC10 Airliner was designed in the late 1950's and its first flight was on the 29th June 1962.The aircraft was designed for long haul and transatlantic flights and was capable of Hot & High operations on the African routes It held several sub-sonic speed records on the Transatlantic routes only beaten by Concord. The VC10 was held in very high regard by both Crew and the passengers who flew on it. The rear engined layout of the VC10 made for a quiet cabin and its efficient wings gave it a very smooth ride in turbulence. These qualities actually caused passengers to request the VC10 when given the choice, and BOAC used this to its advantage when advertising with the phrases 'Swift and silent' and 'A little VC10derness' the main operators were BOAC & East African Airways
The introduction in the 1970's of wide bodied Airliners such as the 747 Jumbo saw the VC10 becoming uneconomical to operate which led to its withdrawal from passenger service. The final Commercial flight of a VC10 was on the 30th March 1981, by British Airways (the successor to BOAC) this ended the civil side of the story, but it certainly didn't end the story of the VC10 as its military Career with the Royal Air force was only just beginning. 
The other airframes gained a perhaps less glamorous, but nevertheless a very important role – the Royal Air Force's Avro Vulcan strategic bombers needed air refueling when conducting long distance missions, and the VC10 was very suitable for this role, especially considering its high speed and impressive endurance. In the late 1970s, tankers of the C Mk 1 Ks and K3 modifications entered into service with the Royal Air Force, and in the early 1990s, immediately after Operation Desert Storm and the withdrawal of the Handley Page Victor refueler from structure of the Air Force, for the role of air tanker five former passenger VC10s were converted, and designated the K4. Compared with their predecessor the K3, as well as in the K2 version, the fuselage fuel tanks were absent. Visually, the K4 differed from the K3 in lacking the broad side door in the front part of the fuselage due to 
having no need to replace the fuselage’s fuel tanks. Overall, the conversion to the K4 variant was undertaken on five former passenger airliners. 
Since the late 1990s, this type of aircraft took part in a variety of different scale conflicts in many parts of the world, including air strikes against Serbia, in the Second Iraq War (Operation Telic), and in air strikes against the Gaddafi regime in Libya. In 2013 the Royal Air Force made the decision to remove the VC10 from active service, having adopted the program of their replacement by the new A330MRRT tanker. Now the K4 tankers which were already considered obsolete have been completely retired from service, and sent for dismantling.


 

Bristol 175 Britannia African Safari

RODEN #326 / 1:144 Modern Aircraft

From the beginning of the era of air passenger transportation Great Britain held a leading position in the world market. Before World War II, and even earlier, the huge flying boats of the Empire carried out transcontinental flights, bringing passengers to the most remote corners of the world, where the country continued to possess numerous colonies and dominions. 
War slowed down the world's passenger traffic for almost 10 years, however in the mid-1940s it was clear that there would come an era of wholly transformed air transportation, one available to many sectors of society and not only the rich, and considerably greater volumes and frequencies of flights. These factors demanded the creation of essentially new types of aircraft. 
In 1946 the leading British airline B.O.A.C. and the special government commission issued to aircraft manufacturers the MRE ("Medium Range Empire") requirement. Initially, all projects including possible license production of the American Lockheed Constellation, were rejected, because of insufficiently meeting the specifications. However, the Ministry of Supply in an initiative allowed the Bristol firm to continue to develop their Type 175 project. The plane had to transport 48 passengers, weighing 47 tons. The new Proteus engines were expected to give the machine very good characteristics, but at that time they were not perfected. Eventually, B.O.A.C. showed interested in the plane. The first aircraft were planned to be introduced in 1954, and the first flight of the plane, now named Britannia, took place in August, 1952. Its flight characteristics were even better than expected, and B.O.A.C. already had plans to take on the Britannia as its flagship type, although the world's first passenger jet the De Havilland Comet had just appeared, causing the carrier to be cautious because of the imperfection of work on several systems of the Britannia. Apart from B.O.A.C., other leading carriers, including the prestigious KLM, the oldest airline, became interested in the new design. 
The accidents of two prototypes built during 1952-1953 were a regrettable surprise for all. In due course, testing of the first production machine was completed, and the terms of transfer of planes to airlines were thoroughly checked. In 1956 there was an accident with another machine during crew training, and therefore the first operational flights of the Britannia commenced only at the beginning of 1957. Overall 86 machines of this type were built, the main operator of most of which was B.O.A.C. Another major operator was African Safari Airways, created in 1967. Primarily it carried out charter air transport from the main European airports, such as London, Munich, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, Paris and Vienna. The capitals of major African countries such as Egypt and Kenya were the airports of destination. From the very beginning the Bristol Britannia and the Douglas DC-8 were the airline's principal aircraft. However, operation of the Britannia continued for only a limited length of time, until 1972, when the airline's fleet was finally converted to jet planes exclusively. 
The last planes of this type could still be found flying in the early 1990s, that is, almost half a century after their construction. The Britannia, which had failed to become the leader of world transcontinental air transportation, in a twist of fate repeated the destiny of Great Britain as a country which in the post-war years lost its position at the head of the field of passenger aircraft, finally conceding sole leadership to the United States of America.

new from AUTOart out now

NISSAN GT-R NISMO LM 2015 PLA / MARDENBOROUGH / CHILTON # 23

NISSAN GT-R NISMO LM 2015 PLA / MARDENBOROUGH / CHILTON # 23 (COMPOSITE MODEL / 2 OPENINGS)

1:18

 

Item number: 81578

Status: Marz

 


 

MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT-S (BLACK)

MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT-S (BLACK) (COMPOSITE MODEL / FULL OPENINGS)

1:18

 

Item number: 76313

Status: Marz

 


 

MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT-S (DESIGNO DIAMOND WHITE BRIGHT)

MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT-S (DESIGNO DIAMOND WHITE BRIGHT) (COMPOSITE MODEL / FULL OPENINGS)

1:18

 

Item number: 76311

Status: Marz

 

 


 

MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT-S (MATT GRAY)

MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT-S (MATT GRAY) (COMPOSITE MODEL / FULL OPENINGS)

1:18

 

Item number: 76312

Status: Marz


 

MERCEDES MAYBACH S-CLASS S600 (SWB) (BLACK) 2015

MERCEDES MAYBACH S-CLASS S600 (SWB) (BLACK) 2015 (COMPOSITE MODEL / FULL OPENINGS)

1:18

 

Item number: 76293

Status: Marz


 

ROCKET BUNNY TOYOTA 86 (RED / SILVER WHEELS)

ROCKET BUNNY TOYOTA 86 (RED / SILVER WHEELS)

1:18

 

Item number: 78757

Status: Marz

 


 

 

Dragon Pre-Order 1/35 Sd.Kfz.251/16 Ausf.C Flammpanzerwagen

Pre-Order 70$ for 1

Est Arrival: April 2017

The Sd.Kfz.251 German halftrack family was widely employed throughout WWII, with more than 15,000 units built. One family member was the Sd.Kfz.251/16 Ausf.C Flammpanzerwagen, which, as its name suggests, carried flamethrowers. Indeed, there were two 14mm projectors mounted on each hull side. These were supplied by two fuel tanks totaling 700 liters of flammable mixture. This was enough to fuel 80 bursts lasting up to two seconds each. A total of 347 such halftrack flamethrowers were built from January 1943 onwards.

The newest kit portrays such a flammpanzerwagen with a welded hull and there is an impressive level of detail visible in the open-topped fighting compartment, including the projectors, spray tubes and fuel tanks. Indeed, two sets of projectors are offered (with or without covers) to ensure modelers can display the kit precisely as they wish. Two flame operator figures and a driver figure are included, and the former even come with alternate heads wearing field caps or flame proof hoods. This 1/35 scale kit is scorching hot in every imaginable way, so it makes a great addition to Dragon’s upgraded Sd.Kfz.251 family!