NEW FROM AIRFIX 1/48 North American P-51D Mustang kit A05138

 

NEW FROM dragon 1/400 International Space Station (Phase 2007)

Est Arrival: March 2020

Item Code: DRA-11024

Right now, the International Space Station (ISS) is orbiting the Earth 15.5 times a day at an altitude of 400km. ISS is used to conduct experiments in a variety of scientific disciplines. After the first components were launched in 1998 and the first inhabitants arrived in November 2000, the ISS has been continuously inhabited and it’s expected to keep going until 2030. It is also the right time for Dragon to release a newly tooled 1/400 scale model of the ISS!

This kit depicts the International Space Station as it was in 2007. It is built accurately in 1/400 scale and uses brand new tooling and photo-etched parts to show the maximum detail permissible in this scale. To ease display of the model ISS on a desktop, for example, and because it’s a complex and difficult shape to pose with all its modules, segments and solar-panel arrays, it comes with a convenient display stand. This is the first time Dragon has offered a scale model of the ISS, and what a centerpiece it will make in any space fan’s collection!

NEW FROM dragon 1/72 Tiger I Early Production Wittmann's Command Tiger

Est Arrival: March 2020

Item Code: DRA-7620

This stunning new 1/72 Tiger I kit depicts the exact vehicle that Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann, Germany’s highest-scoring tank ace of WWII, commanded within the Liebstandarte (LSSAH) Division in late 1943 and early 1944 on the Eastern Front. The famous tank was well photographed wearing a winter whitewash paint scheme at the time, and command tank ‘S04’ features 88 kill rings on the barrel of the KwK.36 gun. This was because, by the time he had been awarded the Knight’s Cross on 14 January 1944 and Oak Leaves on 30 January, he had destroyed 88 enemy tanks.

Dragon’s brand new kit appropriately portrays an Early-Production command variant of the Tiger I. Dragon had released a 1/72 scale kit of such a variant before, but it used older-generation parts. However, such a famous historical tank deserves the ultimate level of accuracy and highest quality, and that is what Dragon has done with this item. A huge amount of attention has been paid on getting all the details of this newly tooled command tank just right, and of course the Cartograf decal markings for the 88 kill marks on the gun barrel are included as well. These barrel rings illustrated the power of the Tiger I as well as the skill of tank ace Wittmann. Indeed, Dragon confidently asserts that this is the ultimate depiction of any Tiger I kit released in 1/72 scale to date.