Supercar Uweira

Currently we are being traced to practical affairs related to EF 66. 
I will continue to write articles about EF 66 again, so please look forward to it. 

This time we will introduce the "Supercar series No. 26 Paganiu Iirapachet Tempesta 1/24 " to be released this month . 
Roughly explaining about the vehicle, "Pachitto Tempesta" is a genuine performance 
kit that incorporates parts intended for circuit running on Uiaira . Exclusive suspension and titanium muffler, exterior 
are equipped with front splitter, rear under diffuser, dedicated aluminum wheel and so on. 
This kit (it is the actual car), about 20 million parts alone! ! 

As a new part, as mentioned above, it is a front bumper, rear diffuser, aluminum wheel, exclusive muffler. 
The basic contents are equivalent to Uiaira now on sale, engine reproduction, opening and closing gull wing, front and rear cowls become removable.

By the way, at the Aoshima Online Shop, it is under reservation with a clear body that allows you to watch engines and suspensions even after assembly. The

story has changed, "Die Cast Minicar 1/18 Datsun 240 Z 1971"sold out shortly after the release a while ago " I became the resale! !

Doors and hoods open and close to 1/18 scale body (total length about 220 mm). It is with an exhibition stand. 
Since it is also limited quantity this time, it is inevitable!

↓ Check below for details! !

Well then.

airfix weekend update 01/11/2018 + 2 Full scheme painting guides

Retaining an interest – Mustang IV and IVs

The Merlin/Mustang combination proved to be so successful that performance data supplied back to the US encouraged them to consider using the British engine in all future production variants, however, there was a big problem. Just as Curtiss had no manufacturing capacity at the beginning of the Mustang project, so the British could not spare any Merlin engines, especially as the disappointing Avro Manchester bomber had just been re-engined with four Merlins, as this magnificent powerplant continued to be the backbone of the RAF. The answer lay with the Packard Motor Car Company in the US and the licenced mass production of an American version of the Merlin Engine – work on the US built Merlin engines began immediately and as the first units became available, they were supplied to North American Aviation for use on their Mustang assembly lines. As had been indicated by the trials in Britain, the performance of these latest Mustangs was spectacular and it would go on to make a significant contribution to the outcome of the aerial conflicts taking place across the world. Merlin powered Mustang fighters built for the USAAF were referred to as North American P-51B (aircraft built at Inglewood, California) and P-51C (built at Dallas, Texas), which were more or less identical other than their factory of origin and referred to as Mustang IIIs in Royal Air Force service. As America was now in the war and plans were progressing to mount an all-out aerial offensive against Germany and enemy occupied Europe, it would not be long before British and American Mustangs would be operating in close proximity to one another.


For greater combat effectiveness in the European Theatre, RAF Mustang III fighters traded their original hinged cockpit canopy for the bulged Perspex ‘Malcolm Hood’, which greatly increased the pilots visibility

The combat introduction of USAAF Mustang fighters in European skies did not take place until late 1943, but they would have an immediate impact on the conflict which had already been raging for four years. Bombers could now rely on fighter cover for the entire duration of their mission, which led to an immediate reduction in losses and the start of a steady decline in the effectiveness of Luftwaffe fighter opposition. Mustang ace Brigadier General Thomas L Hayes famously quoted “the Merlin powered Mustang possessed three qualities you need most, if you are going to escort bombers all the way to Berlin – range, range and range”.

Continued development of the Mustang led to the introduction of what many consider to be the definitive variant of the Mustang, the P-51D. Maintaining the performance of this superb fighter, the D variant dispensed with the high ‘Razorback’ fuselage of its predecessor, in favour of a design which allowed for the addition of a bubble canopy, greatly increasing the pilots visibility. It also featured greater firepower and a much improved gunsight, which made the aircraft even more effective during combat encounters with the Luftwaffe. By this time, the Mustang was the main fighter of the USAAF and production of this latest variant was again split between the North American manufacturing plants at Inglewood and Dallas, although this time all aircraft manufactured would retain the same ‘D’ nomenclature. The only sub-variant of this Mustang were aircraft equipped with a different propeller, due to the preferred Hamilton Standard units being in short supply – Mustangs finished with the slightly smaller Aeroproducts propeller were known as P-51Ks.

As consistent champions of the Mustang, the RAF were obviously keen to secure this latest version of the P-51 and around 900 would eventually be delivered for use by the British. Possessing the same impressive range performance as the machines which protected US bombers deep into Germany, many of these RAF Mustangs would be used to protect long range strike aircraft on missions across the North Sea, or against strategic targets in Germany, as Bomber Command began strategic daylight bombing operations again from 1944 onwards. In British and Commonwealth service, the P-51D was referred to as the Mustang IV and P-51Ks which utilised the alternative Aeroproducts propeller, the Mustang IVa.

With the undoubted pedigree and enduring appeal of the North American P-51D Mustang, it will come as no surprize that our recently released new 1/48th scale tooling has proved incredibly popular and the latest model in this series is just about to arrive in good model stores everywhere. A05137 presents the modeller with two attractive schemes representing Mustangs which operated in the colours of British and Commonwealth units in the final months of the Second World War, including one Mustang IV which has to be considered as one of the most flamboyantly presented fighter aircraft to see Royal Air Force service.

North American Mustang Mk.IV KM272/QV-V ‘Dooleybird’, Flight Lieutenant Arthur ‘Joe’ Doley, RAF No.19 Squadron, Acklington, Northumberland, England, late 1945.

Full scheme painting guide for Flight Lieutenant Doley’s uniquely presented RAF Mustang IV

Just as the Mustang transformed USAAF fighter escort operations on missions deep into Germany, so the RAF would use the impressive range of the aircraft to provide fighter cover for strike aircraft which would previously have operated autonomously. These missions included anti-shipping strikes by Beaufighters and Mosquitos along the coastline of Norway, which could last almost six hours in duration, with most of the flying time taking place over the vast, unforgiving expanse of the North Sea. Ensuring German units in Norway were never in a position to threaten the eastern coast of Britain and importantly, keeping significant forces occupied in the region and unable to reinforce units further south, these dangerous long range operations continued right up until the eventual end of hostilities in Europe and in their own way, were as demanding as any flown by pilots serving through WWII. As Bomber Command decided to re-commence daylight strike operations from 1944, the European Theatre witnessed the unusual situation of both RAF and USAAF Mustangs providing bomber protection cover in the same airspace at the same time and as the Luftwaffe finally began to crack under the unrelenting pressure, Allied Mustangs were free to hunt for anything they deemed a suitable target. At this time, there must have been hundreds of Mustangs flying in European skies, both British and American, and all manner of production variants – even the first Allison powered Mustang Is were used right until the final stages of the War in Europe.

Flight Lieutenant Arthur S ‘Joe’ Doley joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and went on to fly Spitfires and Hurricanes with Nos 610 and 87 Squadrons, in Britain, North Africa and Italy. He later joined No19 Squadron at Peterhead in February 1945, where he was introduced to the Mustang IV and long range operations over the North Sea, very different form the shorter range combat operations he had been used to in North Africa and Italy. Even at this late stage of the war, Doley was kept extremely busy on these shipping strike protection missions and undertook at least 12 of these missions during the last few weeks of WWII, with several further missions aborted due to various technical issues. Following the end of hostilities, No.19 Squadron relocated to RAF Acklington on 13th May 1945, where it continued its association with the Mustang, even though the aircraft looked very different from their appearance during the final weeks of the war. The rather dishevelled camouflage appearance associated with aircraft operating over large expanses of ocean had gone, to be replaced with a handsome natural metal presentation, which really suited the striking profile of the magnificent Mustang. It was during this time that Flt. Lt. Doley began his association with a particularly striking Mustang and one which must be considered one of the most distinctive piston engined fighter aircraft to see service with the Royal Air Force. Mustang IV KM272 QV-V was resplendent with its blue and white spinner and front engine cowling, but also carried name ‘Dooleybird’ in large red letters on the port side of the fuselage. With an olive drab anti-glare panel and additional yellow detail, this was a particularly attractive aeroplane, which has since gone on to become of great interest to modellers searching for something a little different when working on a Mustang project. With the appealing additional size associated with 1/48th scale kits, this eye-catching scheme is sure to appeal to plenty of modellers following the release of this new kit.

An interesting story associated with this aircraft and its pilot will make this attractive scheme appear all the more appealing to modellers, when they learn that former Flt. Lt. Doley donated his log books to the archives of the RAF Museum in 2014. This complete record included all of his wartime flying and records from his pre-war civilian flying experience, along with some photographs from his personal collection. Some years earlier, the former RAF pilot was in a store in his home town of Wolverhampton, when he picked up a model kit that looked rather familiar. The box artwork on this 1/72nd scale Matchbox kit release featured the distinctive Mustang he used to fly at RAF Acklington in 1945 – it must have been both a shock and extremely satisfying to see his former mount presented for modellers to enjoy. A couple of years earlier, he had been approached by a chap who was writing a book, asking if he could borrow his wartime log book – Mr Doley was happy to oblige and he stated that the book included a small picture of his ‘Dooleybird’, which is where the model references may have originated from.

North American P-51K Mustang KH676 CV-A, No.3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Lavariano, Italy, July 1945.

The magnificent North American Mustang was one of the finest fighting aeroplanes of the Second World War and was to see extensive service with British and Commonwealth air forces

As Europe was plunged into war in the late summer of 1939, Britain needed all the help she could get, but knew she could rely on the support of the Royal Australian Air Force. Offering to send six squadrons of aircraft and their support personnel to the UK, this was in addition to the 450 Australians already in Britain to collect Short Sunderland flying boats ordered by their government – these aircraft were to remain in the UK, with No.10 Squadron RAAF (under RAF control) becoming the first RAAF and British Commonwealth squadron to see action during WWII. Australian squadrons would go on to make a significant contribution to the war effort, with 17 squadrons operating under RAF control, most notably as members of Bomber Command and with the Desert Air Force in North Africa and the Mediterranean.

No.3 Squadron RAAF was formed at Point Cook, Victoria in September 1916 and almost immediately moved to Great Britain to undergo intensive training, before eventual deployment to the Western Front the following year. The squadron undertook reconnaissance and light bombing missions and earned a reputation for tenacity and operational effectiveness in the face of the enemy. After the commencement of the Second World War, the squadron was on the move once more, this time to Egypt, where it would begin a long association with the American built Curtiss P-40 fighter, flying operations in support of the 8th Army and the intense battles of the North African campaign. It would later participate in the liberation of both Italy and Yugoslavia, earning a proud reputation for its determined and accurate strike attacks against Axis shipping in the Mediterranean. With a victory tally of 217.5 Axis aircraft destroyed, No.3 Squadron remains the highest scoring fighter unit in the Royal Australian Air Force.

In November 1944, No.3 Squadron exchanged their ageing Curtiss P-40s for the new North American Mustang IVa (P-51K),becoming the first RAAF unit to operate the Mustang. At this time, they were based in Italy as part of the RAF First Tactical Air Force and carried out dive bombing and ground attack missions against targets in Italy and Yugoslavia, continuing to do so until the end of the war in Europe. Australia would eventually take around 500 Mustangs, with the aircraft initially assembled by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation and later fully manufactured under licence. Interestingly, by the end of the Second World War, the Royal Australian Air Force was the 4th largest in the world, behind Britain, America and the Soviet Union. Many RAAF aircraft can be distinguished from other Commonwealth aircraft by the application of the Southern Cross markings on their rudders, a star constellation only visible from the Southern Hemisphere, which is considered Australia’s oldest national symbol.

North American Mustang IVa (P-51K) KH676 served with No 3 Squadron RAAF under RAF control from April 1945 until August the same year. It was regularly flown by Flt. Lt. Alan ‘Dusty’ Lane, who as part of the Desert Air Force had previously flown Spitfires with No.451 Sqn RAAF and No.111 Sqn RAF, before joining No.3 Sqn with their new Mustangs. With an extensive service record which saw him fighting in the Middle East, Sicily, France and Italy, Lane would eventually be credited with two aerial victories, one shared victory and one enemy aircraft damaged. It is thought that Lane flew this aircraft in July 1945 as part of a victory flypast arranged by the RAAF to mark the end of the war in Europe, whilst his squadron was based at Lavariano airfield in Italy. After the war, Dusty Lane joined Australian National Airways as a pilot, eventually rising to the position of Director of Operations – he also became a significant personality in the preservation of WWII aircraft, helping to ensure that such aeroplanes as a Wirraway, Mustangs and a Mosquito all being saved for future generations to admire.

The impending release of this latest Mustang from our relatively new 1/48th scale tooling will only continue the popularity of this famous aircraft as far as the modeller is concerned and will encourage people to consider two striking late war schemes which represent Mustang operations by British and Commonwealth air forces. Due for release next month, it will be interesting to see if these unusual scheme options force people to consider how this American aviation classic owes more than just a passing mention to its often overlooked British heritage.

Magnificent Mustangs

As one of the most famous aircraft of the Second World War and with more than 15,000 examples produced, the Mustang has not only gone on to represent Allied industrial supremacy during the final months of WWII, but also a source of fascination for historians and modellers alike. Viewed as the aeroplane which finally tipped the scales of aerial supremacy in favour of the Allies and heralded the beginning of the end for the once vaunted Luftwaffe, it also represents the time when thousands of American servicemen and their machines arrived in Britain, bringing their considerable military might and North American culture to sleepy villages all over England. These interesting aeroplanes often reflected the confidence of the men who flew them in combat, with many being resplendent with the addition of striking nose artwork, something which was rarely seen on RAF aircraft – whilst the Americans were over here, they were determined to make their mark.


Looking for something a little more esoteric from his Mustang build, Peter Cosgrove has gone for the unusual presentation of this Israeli Air Force fighter

Certainly qualifying as a rather exotic Mustang scheme, this beautiful model built by Peter Cosgrove represents one of the 100 or so Mustangs which found their way to Israel following the end of the Second World War, becoming the backbone of the fledgling Israeli Air Force. These attractive markings are about as far away from USAAF Mustang colours as it is possible to get, but certainly underlines the scope of options available to modellers looking to build one of these iconic fighters.

A ‘Starter Set’ is not just for Christmas

Spectacular box artwork is not just restricted to the latest aviation releases, as this Mini Cooper S image proves

As the school half-term holidays come to an end and Bonfire Night is just around the corner, retailers will already be putting the final touches to their Christmas stock planning, as we head towards the busiest trading period of the year. From the committed modellers perspective, this time of year presents us with an opportunity to start dropping a few little hints as to what we might be hoping to find under the tree on 25th December, but for other more casual hobbyists, it is probably more about the surprise of seeing what might turn up on the day. One range which retailers are desperate to keep good stocks of throughout the year is our Starter and Gift Set range, models which are supplied complete with glue, paint and paint brush, just about everything you might need to crack on with your new model. Suitable for just about every type of modeller, from the youngster starting out, to those of competition standard (and everyone in between), these kits are perennial top sellers and it can be difficult for model stores to keep a full range of these popular kits, especially around Christmas time.

This full artwork file from the A55310 Mini Cooper S Starter Set project has never previously been published and shows what modellers can look forward to with the release of this kit early in 2019

The range features an impressive selection of subject matter, from HMS Victory to the mighty Vulcan bomber and whilst aircraft models certainly feature heavily, they are by no means the only options available. To highlight this fact, the two images above are being shown in Workbench for the first time and feature the product line artwork and digitally produced box artwork in support of the early 2019 release of 1/32nd scale Mini Cooper S A55310. Without doubt one of the most recognisable vehicles on today’s roads the MINI stands out from the crowd with its smart exterior design and stylish cabin presentation, continuing the legacy of this extremely popular small car. Finding sales success all over the world, this new MINI design is for many people the standard against which all smaller cars are now judged and includes a range of models and options which genuinely has something to appeal to everyone. The Cooper S modelled here features a 2 litre engine, smart white alloy wheels and a rather distinctive Union Flag roof, which may look stylish whilst driving around town, but could have its drawbacks if the car was forced to serve as a getaway vehicle after a crime had been committed and the police helicopter was hot on your tail. Catering for all modelling tastes, the Starter Set range is sure to receive plenty of attention over the coming weeks, so why not have a quick look at the current range when next visiting your local model store, to see what they have on offer.

Hey, Folks! Nieuport pre-orders are over, and boy it was a great time

and boy it was a great time, no packing and sending. Now we are starting to prepare all your Nieuports for the dispatch, we are planning to start sending them on Monday, but that is not the only news that I have for you. Nie17 pre-order is over but a new one is on the horizon, today I want to share some photos of what we think will be available in DEC 2018, it could be a bit later, due to Nieuport release, but we are pushing hard to have it before Xmas) For those who missed previous post about 1/48 HP, now you know we are doing one.

And so it is
k1025 1/48 RESIN Handley Page 0/400 Bomber
200 EUR price tag
1 kg of resin parts
2 meters of wire was used for struts. Another 1 meter for wings

Pre-order will be open at Scale Models World 2019 (Telford)

Currently under review – new kits from platz-hobby 1/144 Flying Color Selection AV8B Harrier II (2 sets) +1/144 Air Self Defense Force Support Fighter F-1 "1977 – 2006" (2 sets)

For airplane modelers in Japan, the Air Self Defense Force F – 1 is still a special existence. 
Support fighter aircraft F-1 that appeared as the domestic first jet fighter and has long protected the Japanese sky. 
It is a plastic model kit that is commissioned in 1977 and you can enjoy the appearance of domestically produced fighter plane whose all aircraft were retired in 2006 on 1/144 scale. 
The marking covers all the marks of the three squadrons that operated the F – 1, and the machine number also prepares 9 machines + α. It is a set of 2 machines in which the footprints of domestically produced fighters over 30 years are reborn on the desk.

About actual machine

In 1977, F – 1 appeared as the domestic first jet fighter. 
Developed based on domestic first supersonic jet training machine T-2. 
It was operated as a support fighter aircraft mainly focusing on anti-ship attack missions at air-to-ship missiles and ground-based attack missions to enemy ground force units trying to land, and got a scramble mission to the airspace invasion machine. 
It is excellent in stability during low-altitude high-speed flight, and has established a method of operation of supporting fighter aircraft in the Air Self Defense Force with high attack precision at anti-ship / ground attack mission. 
77 aircraft were produced and deployed to three squadrons. 
All of the aircraft were retired by 2006 in the form of transferring the mission to the successor F – 2. 

Major features

  • 1/144 Scale · Plastic Model Unpainted Assembly Kit
  • Use of FEFTO's parts – 2 sets
  • Decal is high-quality silk screen printing made by Cartograf
  • Marking covers all fighter units (3rd, 6th, 8th Squadron) that operated F-1
  • The 3rd Squadron and the 8th Squadron record the tail wing troop marks of both the previous term and the latter term
  • You can reproduce your favorite aircraft by preparing nine aircraft + α
  • Includes machine number of the aircraft which was experimentally given offshore camouflage at warfare competitions etc.




The 9th edition of popular flying color selection is an epoch making in aviation history appeared!

This is the 2nd set of history's first vertical take-off and landing battle attack machine Harrier, its second generation AV-8B series. 
The kit that uses the Fifties parts can be assembled by selecting the AV-8B (NA) with nighttime attack capability, the British specification GR.9, and the final evolutionary type AV-8B Harrier II Plus. 
You can enjoy "unique colors" unique to VSTOL machines. 

Flying Color Selection and

"Flying Color Selection" is a series of aircraft plastic model with coloring and marking as the center of enjoyment. 
Set up the parts of FEETSOZ which combines delicate detail and high strength assembly and decals of silk screen printing finished colorfully under the precise supervision of Rochette · Decal. 
We support assembly with instruction manual with emphasis on painting process. 
Scale is an affordable size and is ideal for collections 1/144. We carefully select colorful paintings and unexpected schemes from famous aircraft of the past year to masterpiece of recent years, and convey the charm of various "airplane colors".

Major features

  • 1/144 Scale · Plastic Model Unpainted Assembly Kit 
  • Use of FEFTO's parts – 2 sets
  • Decal made by Italian · cult graph


I would like to thank the manufacturer platz-hobby who sent me the product samples
For reviews

THE Reviews will be published shortly