NEW FROM Dragon Models 1/35 PZ.KPFW.3 -3.7CM- -T- AUSF.F ”OPERATION SEELOWE” 6877 +Presented a soldier of the “Father of the German Armored Corps” Guderian


The third “submarine” with a wide open brain


very interesting kit

– Accurate reproduction of buoy snorkels and long hoses

– The depth marker has a sufficient length

– Command turret with waterproof cover made of DS material

– Gun shield with waterproof cover made of DS material

– The waterproof parts around the bottom of the turret are accurately depicted

– The hose frame is made exquisite

– DS integrated track is easy to install (the first batch of MagicTrack magic track in China)

During the Second World War, Germany secretly developed and equipped many No. 3 diving tanks for the implementation of the “Sea Lion Project” for amphibious landings in the UK. This incredible diving tank and modern tank have different diving functions. It has a maximum depth of 15 meters and can continuously advance underwater for 20 minutes. It is specially used for landing after landing. The No. 3 diving tank was modified on the basis of the ordinary No. 3 tank F type, G type and H type, and there is not much difference except for the fixed vent pipe and the pipe support frame. The F-type launched this time is specially prepared for the “Sea Lion” program. The turret is equipped with a tailor-made F-type of 3.7cm KwK L46.5 main gun.

Veyron’s new 1/35 ratio kit presented a soldier from the “Grandfather of the German Armored Corps” Guderian. The World War II famous series of soldiers is a powerful prop to expand the concept of rich plots when the scene is produced, but it is difficult to find related injection molded parts in the market, we will try to provide more such matching soldiers so that players can make more Excellent work. The new kit provides all the necessary submersible parts (including waterproof parts, buoy snorkels, depth markers, long hoses, etc.) to make this different submersible No. 3 tank. The first batch of products in China will also be presented with a dedicated MagicTrack magic track, with a total of 500 sets. Now you can enter the global UML HOBBY online store and the major Veyron authorized dealer online store to make reservations!

【SWS Pre-Order Announcement: 1/32 Kawasaki Ki-45 “Toryu”】FULL KIT TEST

We have a special announcement for everyone!
Starting next Friday, October 19th, we’ll start accepting pre-orders for our next 1/32 SWS kit release…the Ki-45 Toryu!

Pre-Order Period:
October 19th – December 24th

Release date:
Late January 2019

*The schedule subject to be changed.

More details will coming up throughout the week.
Stay tuned!

A ‘Flight’ of Airfix Hawker features

A flying thing of beauty

Exclusive first reveal of the beautiful artwork which will accompany the release of our new 1/48th scale Hawker Hunter F.6 kit

As far as the Airfix modeller is concerned, there are just so many interesting projects on the go at the moment, that each edition of Workbench is packed with updates and information from new model releases which are all fast approaching their scheduled release dates. One new kit which will certainly be high on the future build schedule of many a modeller is the 1/48th scale Hawker Hunter F.6 and this magnificent new kit takes a huge step towards its much-anticipated release with the unveiling of the captivating artwork which will grace the box presentation of this model. There will be few who argue against the Hunter being considered one of the most attractive jet aircraft ever to take to the skies, however, the first Hawker designed jet to enter RAF service was much more than just a looker, proving to be an exceptionally versatile aircraft and a huge export success for the British aviation industry. With its sleek lines and distinctive saw tooth wing leading edge, the F.6 was the definitive fighting version of the Hunter, a real pilots aeroplane and one which provided the Royal Air Force with one of the most capable jet aircraft of the early post war era.

For an aircraft which looks as capable as the Hunter and one which impressively continues to support military flying operations to this day, it is interesting to note that the prototype aircraft took to the air only 12 years after the first flight of the world’s first jet powered aircraft, the Heinkel He 178 back in 1939, an aircraft which looked very different to the sleek and purposeful Hunter. With many notable ‘firsts’ to its name, a specially prepared example of the Hunter managed to capture the World Speed Record for Britain and with 1972 Hunters eventually being produced, these magnificent aircraft would go on to have long and successful operational careers, many serving in the colours of several international air arms and some being involved in combat operations. Even though the Hunter was designed as a capable fighting aeroplane, the one word which is almost universally associated with the aircraft is beautiful – this really is a most attractive aeroplane and one which makes many contemporary designs seem a little dull by comparison. As mankind finally achieved a mastery of the air, could the Wright brothers have ever imagined that such a handsome aircraft as the Hunter would one day allow a man to visit the playground of the gods and soar amongst the clouds for a few precious moments? This may sound a little fanciful, but when admiring the impressive artwork featured above, it is easy for us to imagine just how extraordinary an experience this must be for the relatively small number of people who are fortunate enough to earn their wings and keeps the rest of us dreaming of one day becoming a pilot ourselves.

The lead scheme presents this attractive RAF No.63 Squadron Hunter, which was adorned with this distinctive tail as part of the squadron’s Battle of Britain commemorations

The new Hawker Hunter F.6 box artwork features an aircraft which benefitted from distinctive tail markings, applied in commemoration of the pilots of the famous ‘Few’ who fought so gallantly during the savage air battles during the summer of 1940.  Hawker Hunter XE597 was constructed as an F.6 fighter at Hawker’s Kingston-upon-Thames factory in 1956 and taken on strength with the Royal Air Force on 31st August the same year. It joined RAF No.63 Squadron at Waterbeach on 7th November 1956, where it was coded ‘A’ and later becoming the commanders aircraft. In preparation for the 18th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the Squadron’s annual Airshow commitments, it was specially presented with a striking black and yellow checked tail, which must have looked rather spectacular on this already handsome aeroplane. XE597 was photographed wearing this scheme at a number of events during 1958, although it is not known how long it retained the scheme following the end of that Airshow season. On 6th May 1959, XE597 returned to Hawker Siddeley for conversion to FGA.9 and a new career in the close air support role.

A state of alert – this is how the Hunter will look when it greets you in your local model store from next month

Hawker Hunter XE597 would go on to enjoy almost 30 years in Royal Air Force service, operating in the colours of Nos. 66, 63 and 56 Squadrons as an F.6 and Nos. 208, 54 and 1 Squadrons following conversion to FGA.9. It would end its service career with No.229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor and finally the Hunter Tactical Weapons Unit at Brawdy. Following the end of its flying days, it would spend time as RAF Bentley Priory’s gate guardian and finally an instructional airframe, before being scrapped, with just the nose section surviving. This has now been beautifully restored and can be seen displaying at Airshows and cockpit meets up and down the country to this day, helping to bring the many virtues of the Hawker Hunter to a new generation of admirers.

The Hawker Hunter is undoubtedly one of the most significant aircraft to see service with the Royal Air Force and a genuine classic amongst post war jet aviation types. Its handsome good looks are about to woo a new modelling audience and produce a stylish addition to many a display of model aircraft. Hawker Hunter F.6 A09185is fast approaching its scheduled November release date and if you were hoping to secure one of these magnificent new models, you need to act now. As has been the case with many recent new tooling releases, we expect this kit to sell out really quickly and it may be several months before further kits become available. To ensure you don’t miss out on one of the first batch of kits, please contact your usual model supplier or head for the Airfix website and hunt down your Hunter now.

Hawker Sea Furys under foreign skies

In support of the second release from the new Hawker Sea Fury tooling, the artwork features the two RAN Sea Furys flown by Royal Navy exchange pilots during the 1955 shooting down of a rogue Auster Archer off the coast of New South Wales

Sydney Camm and his Hawker design team did not just possess an impressive record in producing attractive jet aircraft for the RAF and Fleet Air Arm, they could also boast arguably the most aesthetically pleasing and certainly one of the most potent piston engined fighters amongst their unrivalled design credentials. The Hawker Sea Fury can trace its origins back to the accidental landing of a Luftwaffe Focke Wulf Fw190 fighter at an RAF airfield in South Wales, presenting British military planners with a pristine example of this new fighter, which had ruled the skies since its introduction during the late summer of the previous year. In order to combat the threat posed by the Fw190 and its subsequent variants, the Air Ministry issued a requirement for a new high performance fighter, which should be more capable than any other aircraft currently flying. Based around flight data obtained by evaluating the captured Focke Wulf, the new aircraft was to be lightweight in design, heavily armed and utilising the most powerful engine that could be married to its diminutive airframe – Hawker’s design submission bore an uncanny resemblance to the Fw190, but replaced its rugged, workmanlike appearance with that of a cultured fighting thoroughbred. Although the new fighter was later dropped by the RAF, the Fleet Air Arm were delighted with this potent new fighter and welcomed the Hawker Sea Fury into naval service in 1945.

There are some kit releases you just know are going to be popular with modellers all over the world and that was certainly the case with our 1/48th scale Hawker Sea Fury FB.11which arrived earlier this year – a larger scale example of one of the most attractive aircraft ever produced and another product of the prolific Hawker design team. With built examples of this new kit gracing the Airfix stand at last year’s Scale ModelWorld show, it seemed as if everyone was planning to add one of these beauties to their 2018 build schedule and we are certainly hoping to see plenty of examples on display at this year’s show. Indeed, the release of this kit was slightly delayed at the beginning of the year and it did prove rather difficult to obtain an example of the Sea Fury at first (if it had not been pre-ordered), with available stocks only just arriving in model stores over recent weeks. The exclusive artwork reveal featured above confirms that the second release from this popular new tooling is also just around the corner and this time features Sea Furys which operated under the colours of overseas air arms – Export Furys. This new kit will be supplied with three attractive scheme options, each one possessing an interesting story all of its own, but perhaps none so unusual as the one attached to the lead scheme and the incident which inspired the fantastic box artwork.

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 VW645, No.805 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, August 30th 1955. Aircraft flown by Lieutenant John Bluett (RN), who shot down an unmanned Auster J/4 Archer (VH-AET) over Broken Bay.

Full scheme details for the Auster killing Sea Fury FB.II frown by Fleet Air Arm exchange pilot Lt. John Bluett on 30th August 1955


As Royal Navy Officers Lt. John Bluett and Lt. Peter McNay prepared to embark on their latest training sortie on 30th August 1955, little did they know that this day would see them involved in one of the most bizarre incidents in the history of Australian aviation and allow one of them to apply a unique kill marking to his Hawker Sea Fury FB.11. The men were on exchange posting with the Royal Australian Navy, which allowed them to fly their aircraft in conditions which were usually much better than the weather back in the UK and spend some valuable time with another major Sea Fury operator. As they planned a gunnery practice sortie, both Sea Furys were fuelled and armed in readiness for what should have been a routine training flight and another uneventful entry in their respective log books.

On the same day at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport, a private pilot had hired an Auster Archer J-4 for some practice flying and a series of take-off and landing circuits at the airfield. Flying alone, his first landing proved to be rather eventful, with the engine cutting out on final approach, but as the aircraft was only ten feet above the runway, he gently brought the aircraft down and safely came to a halt. With the brakes applied, the lone pilot set the throttle, climbed out of his seat and attempted to swing the propeller himself, confident that the aircraft did not have an underlying technical issue – the engine sprang into life and immediately resulted in the unmanned aircraft accelerating down the runway. The brakes had failed to hold and despite his best efforts, the hapless pilot was unable to prevent the Auster from gaining speed and climbing into the air without him, narrowly missing the control tower but seemingly in a relatively stable manner. Circling the airfield for a few minutes, a rising wind altered the course of the unmanned aircraft, sending it in the direction of the city and the much larger international airport. Clearly now causing significant concern, a general alert was issued and a navy aircraft was diverted to intercept the Auster and shadow it, providing real-time reports on its position and flightpath to authorities. It was soon joined by a pair of RAAF Sabres, but as these were unarmed, there was little that they could do and left the scene after being informed that an armed Wirraway trainer was on the way, with orders to shoot the Auster down.

That should really have been the end of the situation, but it proved to be just the beginning of a bizarre series of events which saw this incident last much longer than it should have done. With the pilotless Auster now over the sea, the Wirraway was cleared to shoot it down, but as this was being done using a hand held Bren gun fired from the open rear position and the aircraft were now at much higher altitude, the aircraft made two unsuccessful passes, using up the entire magazine – unfortunately, the operators hands were now so cold that he was unable to change the magazine and the Wirraway had to withdraw from the chase. The matter appeared to be firmly in hand when a No.75 Squadron Meteor arrived shortly afterward and lined up behind the Auster, with the aircraft squarely in its sights. Firing its guns, strikes were noted on the wing of the Auster, but after only ten rounds were unleashed, the Meteors guns jammed and the unmanned aircraft continued on its course – Auster 2, RAAF 0.

The Meteor pilot tried everything he could to bring the Auster down, performing a series of close-up, high energy manoeuvres, attempting to disturb the airflow around the aircraft, but with his guns firmly jammed and with the Auster happily maintaining its course, his fuel situation necessitated a return to base and another RAAF Meteor being ordered to the area. The radio chatter had been picked up by the two British Sea Fury pilots who were by now in the air in their armed aircraft and ready to lend their expertise. Informing the incident controller of their availability, the two fighters quickly arrived on the scene, just before the second Meteor and made short work of their civilian target. Having circled the rogue aircraft for a short while and ensuring the necessary clearances were in place, Lieutenant John Bluett lined up the Auster in his sights and gave it a short burst, sending it crashing into the South Pacific Ocean and ending what proved to be a rather eventful morning. The pilotless Auster had managed to fly itself for over two hours, taking a track over the suburbs of Sydney and up the coast of New South Wales, before falling to the guns of one of the world’s most capable piston engined fighters.

The two British exchange pilots landed their Sea Furys at Sydney’s International Airport, before returning to their base at Nowra, presumably to enjoy the attention of their now famous exploits, although they will have probably cited low fuel as the reason for their divert. On arrival back at Nowra Naval Air Station, the pair were greeted enthusiastically by ground crews aware of their unusual ‘victory’ and it was not long before Hawker Sea Fury FB.II VW645 was adorned with an unusual kill marking on its port side fuselage, under the front canopy framing.

Hawker Sea Fury FB.II TG113, No.803 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Warrior, Canada, 1948.

The handsome colour scheme adopted by the Royal Canadian Navy certainly helped to highlight the stunning good looks of what is considered by many to be the ultimate piston engined fighter


As one of the most potent piston engined fighter aircraft ever produced, the Hawker Sea Fury entered service just too late to see action during the Second World War and occupies a place in aviation history where the ultimate piston designs were having to give way to the advent of jet powered aviation. Even though the Sea Fury could match the performance of many of the first generation of jet fighters, it represented the zenith of piston powered technology and with jet power clearly set to define aviation development in the years to come, the world’s navys were already looking to get jet aircraft on their carriers. Despite this, for a few glorious years, the Hawker Sea Fury proved to be an extremely effective fleet defender and strike/attack aircraft and secured some lucrative overseas orders for Hawker Aviation, who by now were already working on aircraft such as the Sea Hawk and what would become the Hunter.

With a requirement for a capable fleet defender and replacement for their ageing WWII types, the Royal Canadian Navy were admirers of the Sea Fury and would eventually take 74 aircraft to serve from their carrier HMCS Warrior and at land based stations, protecting their ships and providing cover for other more vulnerable naval aircraft. Identical to the aircraft serving with the British Fleet Air Arm, the Canadian aircraft were initially drawn from existing Royal Navy inventory, with later batches constructed under new contracts. The Canadian’s loved their Sea Furys and used the aircraft successfully until the summer of 1956, when their aircraft were placed in storage and their carriers saw the arrival of their first jet aircraft, the American McDonnel F2H-3 Banshee. It seems that a number of the stored Canadian Sea Furys had very few hours flying time on their airframes, some as little as 4 hours, having only been flown during post production test flights. Stored in a large wooden hangar, it appears that many were destroyed when this hangar set ablaze, before the aircraft could embark on a new career as unlimited air racing aircraft in the US.

Sea Fury FB.II TG113 is a fine representation of a Royal Canadian Navy Sea Fury FB.II and wears the classic scheme applied to these beautiful aircraft whilst in Canadian service. Although the colours appear similar to the ones applied to Fleet Air Arm machines, the Canadian Government published specific painting instructions for their Sea Furys, although these were written guidelines, supplied without the benefit of any physical colour references. This has led to some modelling confusion over the years, with many simply assuming that standard Royal Navy colours were applied to all Canadian aircraft. This has proved to be incorrect, however the lack of definitive colour references ensures that this remains something of a hot topic and one which still requires exhaustive research. Thankfully, whatever colours are applied to the Sea Fury, it is not possible to detract from the handsome profile of this magnificent looking aircraft.

Fokker built Hawker Sea Fury FB.Mk.51 6-46, aircraft flown by LtZV1 Rolf Idzerda, ‘Aerobats’, VSQ 860, Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service, NAS Valkenburg, The Netherlands, 1953.

As the first export customers for the Hawker Sea Fury, the Dutch Navy were also the recipient of some licence built Fokker constructed aircraft, including this machine, which represented VSQ 860’s ‘Aerobats’ formation display team in 1953


Significant as the first export customer for the Hawker Sea Fury, the Royal Netherlands Navy were early admirers of the potent naval fighter and used the aircraft from both their land bases and on board their carrier HNLMS Karel Doorman, formerly the British Colossus class aircraft carrier HMS Venerable. The Dutch were also granted a production licence for additional aircraft, which were manufactured by Fokker and designated FB Mk.50 for the FB.10 and FB.Mk.51 for the definitive FB.II variants. Despite their admiration for the aircraft and securing production rights, the Dutch would only use the Sea Fury for a relatively short period, replacing it with another Hawker design, the jet powered Sea Hawk in 1957.

Dutch Hawker Sea Fury FB.Mk.51 6-46 initially served with the Fleet Air Arm, but was transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1946, where it was assigned to HNLMS Karel Doorman. Wearing these distinctive markings, it was one of four aircraft which made up No.860 Squadron’s aerobatic display team, ‘The Aerobats’, who performed precision aerobatic display demonstrations using this most potent of piston powered aircraft. In the summer of 1953, the Aerobats unexpectedly attended the large NATO air display held at Soesterberg air base – led by LtZV1 Rolf Idzerda, the team delighted the huge crowds with their thrilling displays of aerial prowess and the striking appearance of their specially presented Sea Furys, which were resplendent in their bright orange cowling and spinners. In August the same year, the team were awarded second prize at the Dutch National Formation and Aerobatics Competition, quite an accolade for a team which operated these mighty fighters, with their huge propellers and powerful engines – not the most appropriate aircraft in which to fly formation aerobatics. August 1953 would prove to be a significant month for this particular Sea Fury, as it would go on to suffer a landing accident whilst recovering to its home carrier, sustaining damage which was serious enough to see the aircraft written off as uneconomical to repair – a sad end for a rather distinctive Sea Fury.

With three attractive scheme options to choose from, this November release will be a popular choice for a little Christmas build project


With three interesting and attractive schemes to choose from, it is going to be difficult to decide which of these export Sea Furys to finish our models as, following the November launch of this second 1/48th scale release, but as each one tells an interesting story in the history of this most potent of piston powered fighters, it not a problem that will cause us too many sleepless nights. Perhaps the most pressing issue will be whether to compete the Auster killing Sea Fury as it appeared during the shoot down incident or following the addition of its unique artwork applied afterwards – such modelling pressure.

NEW ART BOX FOR AOSHIMA 1/350 Iron Clad Japan Navy heavy cruiser Atago Retake + FULL MODEL

Atago completion by latest verification !!

Kaohsiung type 2 ship “Atago” is finally becoming a retail version and appears. Kaohsiung, Tottori, Maaya and Kaohsiung style full of personality, Atago was awfully presence, but obviously the details are different from Kaohsiung. By the latest verification, all decks, bridge bridge, chimney piping, front and rear mast etc are completely new parts. Vending style, binoculars and other equipment parts are also made as separate parts. At the same time, etching etching set with exclusive etching, linoleum deck is also on sale.

  • Reproduction of Atago that has never been seen by latest verification
  • Also added parts of 1955 specifications

Echelon Fine Details New Releases:12/10/2018

You have to be careful not to forget to paint the grill …

Today as we arrived in the middle of October, how about everyone, how are you going? What?
Watarashi continues to daily hot as usual. 
But in-house air conditioning seemed are sensitive to perceive the autumn, significantly yell of missing set … Compared with last month 
I wonder if not all hot ASEASE, but I think Nante, it seems that it wants the heat is my only appearance of Goessori
early I wish for a wish in the winter whether it will be winterRungnun

Well, sorry for the administrative content this week, it is introduction of new products and Chachach.





The ☆ model car No. 93 
1/24 Toyota JZX 90 Chaser / Cresta 
Avante · Lucent / Tourer ’93

First of all, package


Chaser’s Masking Seal

Cresta Masking Seal

Chaser’s prototype finished product ~


Chaser’s prototype finished product ~


It is like this. 
It ASEASEis already a bad 
name of a product name … It is so, as it is a long product name, it is a selective type Konbachi kit of 90 series chaser and Cresta. Moreover, it becomes a selection formula of Avante G, Super Lucent G, and Tourer V. If you buy this, all the main grades of the 90 series Ceresta are covered !  !– Mandom. Well not that alone. Since both Avante and Super Lucent have included both 2.5 and 3.0, Glitter if you want to make it perfect GX system already, please use 2.5 / 3.0 and cut off the part of G. If you have note
room, I would like to have Raffine and Spiel. I thought, but my hands did not reach Untitled
And this time as well as the other 90 mark II of the other day we entered the good old aero parts and lowdown parts as well. 
90 series chaser / cresta which is still incomplete in price and difficult to price. It also had a hard time to commercialize TallerThere are many opponents inside the company …
In the meantime, it is a new product that I managed to manage, so please purchase it as soon as possible.


I do not think we will have forever 
Plastic model



Yes brush!


The ☆ model car No. 94 
1/24 Nissan ECR 33

Skyline GTS 25 t type M ’94

First of all, package


Masking seal

Prototype finished product


1/32 Heavy Freight No.3 Japan Treks Container Semitrailer 40 ft 3 Axis / ONE Japan-Scheduled to be released in October 2018 -NEW ART BOX-



Commercialized by cooperation of each company!

1/32 Heavy Freight Sea Con trailer New deployment! Japan Treks container semi-trailer triaxial type and a combination of Ocean Network Express Japan’s 40Feet marine container ♪ It is possible to match with the tractor head of the value series. Completed dimensions are total length 395 mm full width 78 mm overall height 118 mm !!

  • New backlight compliant new back lamp
  • New Japan Treks Decal
  • New ONE Japan Decal
  • 40feet dedicated triaxial chassis
  • 40feet Ocean container (8 ft 6 in dry)
  • Pure angled tail or round tail selection formula
  • ISO 10 hole wheel
  • 22.5 inch Yokohama tire

* It can be combined with the tractor head of the value series. 
※ This kit is a product only of the trailer section. Tractor head is not included. 
* The image that is published is a prototype.