Announced Aircraft /Naval /Armor/AFV/Auto, Truck and Motorcycle/Real Space, Sci Fi, and Figure Kit Release Schedule – update to 07/05/2019

Manufacturer Subject Scale Number Release Date New or Updated
Fine Molds 12-Shi Experimental Zero and A6M Zero Type 11 72 FP34 Jul-19
Atlantis 727 Whisper Jet 'Pan Am' 96 A351 2Q19
Hasegawa 747-400 Boeing Demonstrator 200 10832 Jun-19
Revell 767-300 'Rolling Stones' 144 5687 Aug-19 Updated
Airfix 81-A-2 Hawk 72 1003 May-19
Hasegawa A-10 Thunderbolt II UAV 72 02307 Jul-19
ICM A-26B/C Invader 48 D48001 3Q19 New
ICM A-26B-15 Invader 48 48282 4Q19
Revell A320 neo 'Lufthansa' 144 3942 Nov-19 Updated
Revell A321 neo 144 4952 Oct-19
Revell A350-900 'Lufthansa' 144 3881 Nov-19
Revell A380-800 'Emirates' 144 3882 Jul-19
Revell A380-800 'Lufthansa' 144 3872 Jun-19
Eduard A-4E/F Skyhawk 144 TBA 3Q19
Airfix A6M2b Zero (reissue) 72 1005 May-19
Italeri AB-206B1 NYPD  (reissue) 48 2778 2019
Italeri AH-1Z Viper 48 2773 2019
Revell AH-64 Apache 100 6453 Aug-19
Atlantis Allison Turboprop Engine 10 H1551 2Q19
Italeri AV-8A Harrier 72 1410 May-19
Academy B-1B Lancer 144 12620 May-19
HobbyBoss B-24D Liberator 32 83212 May-19
Revell B-25 Mitchell 72 3650 May-19 Updated
Atlantis B-25 Mitchell 'The Flying Dragon' 64 H216 2Q19
Airfix B-25B Mitchell 'Doolittle' 72 6020 Sep-19
Academy B-25D Mitchell 'Pacific Theater' 48 12328 May-19
ICM B-26B/C Invader Korean War 48 D48002 4Q19 New
ICM B-26B-50 Invader Korean War 48 48281 3Q19
Atlantis B-52/X-15 135 H273 2Q19
Eduard Bf 109E 'Legion Condor' 32 TBA Jul-19
Modelsvit Bf 109E-3 48 TBA 2019
Eduard Bf 109F 'Operation Barbarossa' 48 11127 May-19
Eduard Bf 109G-10 Erla 48 TBA 3Q19
Eduard Bf 109G-14/AS Weekend 48 TBA Dec-19
Eduard Bf 109G-6/AS 48 TBA Aug-19
Italeri Bf 110C/D 48 2794 2019
Airfix Blenheim Mk.I (new tool) 72 4016 Sep-19
Airfix Bristol Bulldog (reissue) 72 1055V Oct-19
ICM Bu 131A 32 32033 May-19 Updated
ICM Bu 131D w/Cadets 32 32034 4Q19
Airfix Buccaneer S.2 (new tool) 72 6021 Sep-19
Atlantis CH-3 Jolly Green Giant 72 A505 2Q19 New
Italeri CH-53E Super Stallion  (reissue) 72 1431 2019
Airfix Concorde (BOAC Prototype) (reissue) 144 5170V Mar-20
Airfix Demon 72 1052V Oct-19
Airfix DH.82 Tiger Moth (new tool) 48 4104 Nov-19
ICM Do 217N-1 48 48271 May-19 Updated
Airfix Dominie T.1 (reissue) 72 3009V Mar-20
Revell Embraer 190 'Lufthansa' 144 3883 Jun-19
Revell Eurofighter Typhoon 100 6452 Aug-19
Italeri F/A-18E Super Hornet  (reissue) 48 2791 2019
Academy F/A-18E Super Hornet 'Chippy Ho!' 72 12565 May-19
Eduard F/A-18E Super Hornet Limited (Hasegawa) 48 11129 Jun-19
Eduard F-104G Starfighter 144 TBA 3Q19
Revell F-104G Starfighter (Netherlands/Belgium) 72 3879 Nov-19
Eduard F-104J Starfighter Limited (Hasegawa) 48 TBA Aug-19
Revell F-14A Tomcat 100 6450 Aug-19
Italeri F-14A Tomcat  (reissue) 72 1414 2019
Hasegawa F-15J Eagle 'Komatsu Special 2018' 72 02299 May-19
Italeri F-16C/D Block 50/52 Fighting Falcon 72 1428 2019
Italeri F-27-400 Friendship 72 1430 Jun-19
Hasegawa F-35B Lightning II 72 02306 Jul-19
Revell F-4E Phantom II 72 3651 May-19
Hasegawa F-4EJ Kai Super Phantom '302 SQ F-4 Final Year' 48 07475 Jun-19
Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat Profipack 72 TBA Jul-19
Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat (new tool) 24 19004 Jun-19
Italeri F-86F Sabre 72 1426 2019
Eduard F-8E Crusader 144 TBA 3Q19
Airfix Fi 156C Storch (reissue) 72 1047V Sep-19
Kitty Hawk FJ-2 Fury 48 80155 Aug-19
Eduard Fokker D,VII Royal Class 72 TBA May-19
Eduard Fokker D.VII MAG 72 TBA Oct-19
Eduard Fokker D.VII OAW late 72 70131 May-19
Daco Fouga Magister 32 TBA 2019
Eduard Fw 190A 'Jabo' 48 TBA 3Q19
Eduard Fw 190A-3 Weekend 48 84112 May-19
Revell Fw 190A-8 Sturmbock 32 3874 May-19
Eduard Fw 190A-8/R2 Profipack 48 82145 Jun-19
Eduard Fw 190D-9 144 4461 Jun-19
Hasegawa G3M2/G3M3 72 51209 May-19
ICM Gladiator Mk.I 32 32040 4Q19
Airfix Gladiator Mk.I (reissue) 72 2052A May-19
ICM Gladiator Mk.I/II in Foreign Services 32 D32004 4Q19 New
Wingnut Wings Gotha G.1 32 32045 May-19
Wingnut Wings Gotha UWD 32 32053 May-19
Italeri H-21C 'Flying Banana' Gunship 48 2774 2019
Atlantis H-25 Mule 48 A502 2Q19
Revell Harrier GR.1 (reissue) 32 5690 Oct-19 Updated
Airfix Hawk 81-A-2 72 1003 Jun-19
Airfix Hawker Demon (reissue) 72 1052V Oct-19
ICM He 111H-6 North Africa 48 48265 Jun-19
Revell He 111P 32 4696 Oct-19
Hasegawa He 111Z-2 Zwilling w/BV 246 Hagelkorn 72 02305 May-19
Airfix Heron Mk.II (reissue) 72 3001V Mar-20
Italeri HH-101 Caesar  (reissue) 72 1371 2019
Airfix Hs 123A-1 (reissue) 72 2051V Oct-19
Italeri Hs 129B  (reissue) 72 1424 2019
Airfix Hunter F.4 (new tool) 48 9189 Nov-19
ICM I-153 Chinese AF 32 32012 May-19
ICM I-153 Chinese AF 48 48099 Jul-19
ICM I-16 Type 10 Chinese AF 32 32006 4Q19
ICM I-16 Type 10 Soviet AF 32 32004 Jun-19
ICM I-16 Type 10 Spanish AF (after 1939) 32 D32003 2Q19 New
ICM I-16 Type 17 Soviet AF 32 32005 3Q19
ICM I-16 Type 24 w/Soviet Pilots 32 32007 May-19 Updated
Airfix Jetstream 72 3012V Mar-20
Revell Ju 52/3m (reissue) 48 3918 Oct-19
Airfix Ju 87B-1 Stuka (reissue) 48 7114A Dec-20
ICM Ju 88D-1 48 48240 May-19
Italeri Kfir C2  (reissue) 72 1408 2019
Hasegawa Ki-44-II Kou Syouki (reissue) 48 09137 Jul-19
Wingnut Wings Lancaster B.I/B.III 32 32043 4Q19
Wingnut Wings Lancaster B.III Dambusters 32 32044 4Q19
Revell Me 262A-1a 32 3875 Jun-19
Airfix Me 262A-2a 72 3090 Oct-19
Revell MH-47 Chinook (Italeri) 72 3876 Sep-19
Italeri Mi-24P/Mi-35P Hind  (reissue) 72 1432 2019
Airfix MiG-17F Fresco 72 3091 Nov-19
Italeri MiG-21bis Fishbed L 72 1427 2019
Modelsvit MiG-21F-13 Fishbed E 72 72042 May-19
Eduard MiG-21PF Profipack 72 TBA Dec-19
Eduard MiG-21PFM Profipack 72 TBA 3Q19
Eduard MiG-23BN (Trumpeter) 48 TBA Oct-19
ICM MiG-25BM Foxbat 48 48905 4Q19
ICM MiG-25BM Foxbat 72 72175 4Q19
ICM MiG-25RBF Foxbat 72 72174 May-19
Revell MiG-25RBT Foxbat (ICM) 72 3878 Jul-19
Kinetic Mirage 2000-5 (Taiwan AF) 48 48071 May-19 New
Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000C 32 32020 Aug-19
Italeri Mirage 2000C  (reissue) 48 2789 2019
Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000D/N 32 32022 3Q19
Italeri Mirage F1 CT/CR  (reissue) 48 2790 2019
Eduard Mirage IIICJ Profipack (reissue) 48 11128 May-19
Hasegawa OH-6D/500MD JGSDF/RCAF 48 07474 May-19
Atlantis P-3A Orion 115 H163 2Q19
Italeri P-40E/K Kittyhawk 48 2795 May-19
Trumpeter P-40N Warhawk 32 2212 Jun-19 Updated
Eduard P-47D Thunderbolt 144 TBA 3Q19
Italeri P-51B Mustang  (reissue) 72 1423 2019
Airfix P-51D Mustang (early) 48 5138 Nov-19
Eduard P-51D-5 Mustang Profipack 48 TBA Jul-19
Modelsvit P-51H Mustang 48 TBA 2019
Airfix P-61 Black Widow (reissue) 72 4006V Mar-20
Atlantis P6M Seamaster 136 H244 2Q19
Hasegawa P-8A Poseidon 'VP-8' 200 10830 May-19
Airfix Phantom FG.1 72 6019 Sep-19
Italeri Phantom FG.1 72 1434 2019
Italeri RE.2000  (reissue) 48 2771 2019
Hasegawa RF-4EJ Phantom II 501 SQ 'Shark Teeth' 72 00772 May-19
Atlantis S2F Tracker 54 A145 2Q19
Airfix Sea Vixen FAW.2 48 11002 Aug-19
Italeri SH-3 Sea King 72 1433 2019
Kitty Hawk SH-60B Seahawk 35 50009 2019
Kitty Hawk SH-60F Ocean Hawk 35 50007 May-19
Revell Shackleton Mk.3 72 3873 Jul-19
Airfix SM.79  (reissue) 72 4007V Mar-20
Italeri SM.79 Sparviero  (reissue) 72 1412 2019
Eduard SPAD XIII early Profipack (reissue) 48 8197 Jun-19
Airfix Spitfire FR.XIV 48 5135 May-19
Eduard Spitfire HF Mk.VIII Weekend 48 84132 Jun-19
Italeri Spitfire Mk.I 48 2792 2019
Revell Spitfire Mk.II (reissue) 32 5688 Sep-19 Updated
Modelsvit Su-17UM3 Fitter 72 72050 May-19
Modelsvit Su-22UM3K Fitter 72 72051 May-19
Zvezda Su-30SM Flanker H 72 7314 Jun-19
HobbyBoss T-4 JASDF Trainer 72 87266 May-19
Italeri T-45C Goshawk  (reissue) 72 1407 2019
Revell Tornado ECR 'Tiger Meet 2018' 72 3880 May-19
Italeri Tornado GR.4 32 2513 2019
Revell Tornado IDS 100 6451 Aug-19
Trumpeter Tu-22K Blinder B 72 1695 May-19
Italeri UH-34D/HUS-1 Seahorse  (reissue) 48 2776 2019
Trumpeter Vulcan B.2 144 3931 May-19
Airfix Wellington Mk.VIII 72 8020 Sep-19
Zvezda Yak-1B (new tool) 48 4817 May-19

 

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Announced Armor/AFV Kit Release Schedule

Manufacturer Subject Scale Number Release Date New or Updated
Trumpeter 1S91 SURN of 2K12 'Kub' (SA-6 Gainful Radar) 35 9571 2019 Updated
Trumpeter 72V6E4 of 96K6 Pantsir-S1 ADMGS 35 1061 May-19
Atlantis 8" Howitzer US Army 48 A307 2Q19
Meng 96K6 Pantsir-S1 Russian Air Defense System 35 TS-016 May-19
Tamiya Achilles 35 35366 May-19
Airfix Bedford QL Trucks 76 3306 Jul-19
Airfix Buffalo Amphibian and Willys Jeep 76 2302V Jul-19
Airfix Churchill Bridge Layer 76 4301V Aug-19
Airfix Churchill 'Crocodile' Flame Thrower 76 2321V Aug-19
Atlantis Churchill Tank 48 A313 2Q19
Revell Dingo 2A3.1 35 3284 May-19
Airfix DUKW 353 76 2316V Jul-19
Airfix Female WWI Tank 76 2337V Oct-19
Italeri Fiat 508 CM Coloniale  (reissue) 35 6550 2019
Tamiya Hummel Late Type 35 35367 Jul-19
Airfix Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (early) 35 1355 Sep-19
Airfix Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (late) 35 1353 Dec-19
Trumpeter JS-5 Heavy Tank 35 9566 Jun-19 New
ICM Kadett K38 Cabriolimousine WWII Staff Car 35 35483 Jul-19
Italeri Kangaroo  (reissue) 35 6551 Jun-19
HobbyBoss Kanonen und Flakwagen 72 82925 Jun-19 New
ICM le.gl. Einheits Pkw.Kfz.1 Light Car 35 35582 3Q19
ICM le.gl. Einheits Pkw.Kfz.1 Radio Car 35 35583 4Q19
Italeri Leopard 2A6 Netherlands/Germany 35 6567 May-19
Airfix M10 GMC 35 1360 Jul-19
Italeri M1A2 Abrams w/infantry  (reissue) 35 6571 2019
Trumpeter M270A1 MLRS (Norway) 35 1048 Jun-19 New
Airfix M3 Stuart/Honey 35 1358 May-19
Airfix M36/M36B2 'Battle of the Bulge' 35 1366 Nov-19
Airfix M36B1 GMC 35 1356 Nov-19
Trumpeter M4 Command and Control Vehicle 35 1063 Jun-19 New
Airfix M4 Sherman 'Crab' Mine Clearing Tank 76 2320V Aug-19
Airfix M4 Sherman Mk.I 76 1303V Jul-19
Italeri M4A1 Sherman w/infantry  (reissue) 35 6568 2019
Airfix M4A3(76)W Sherman 'Battle of the Bulge' 35 1365 Dec-19
Airfix Matilda Hedgehog 76 2335V Oct-19
Freedom MIM-14 Nike-Hercules SAM 35 15106 Jun-19
Revell Model T 1917 Ambulance (ICM) 35 3285 Sep-19
ICM Model WOT.8 British WWII Truck 35 35590 4Q19
ICM Moskovitch-401-420A Soviet Car 35 35484 3Q19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.35t 35 1362 May-19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Mid-Version 35 1351 Jul-19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.V Panther Ausf.G 35 1352 Oct-19
Trumpeter Pz.Kpfw.V Panther Ausf.G (Late) 16 0929 May-19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I 76 1308V Jul-19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I (early) 35 1357 Nov-19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I (early) Operation Citadel 35 1354 Dec-19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I (late) 35 1364 Jul-19
Airfix Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I (mid) 35 1359 Sep-19
HobbyBoss Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger II Henschel Turret early 1945 35 84532 Jun-19 Updated
Trumpeter S-300V 9A82 TEL 35 9518 May-19
Airfix Scammell Tank Transporter 76 2301V Jul-19
Italeri Sd.Kfz.173 Jagdpanther w/crew  (reissue) 35 6564 2019
Airfix Sd.Kfz.222 and Kubelwagen 76 2312V Oct-19
Airfix Sd.Kfz.234 76 1311V Jul-19
Revell Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma 76 3288 Aug-19
Italeri Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma  (reissue) 35 6572 2019
Zvezda Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.B Stuka zu Fuss 35 6243 Jun-19
ICM Sd.Kfz.251/6 Ausf.A 35 35104 3Q19
Italeri Semovente M41 da 75/18  (reissue) 35 6544 2019
Airfix Sherman Colliope 76 2334V Jun-19
Revell SS-100 Gigant and Transporter and V-2 72 3310 Nov-19
ICM Standard B 'Liberty' w/WWI US Infantry 35 35652 Jul-19
Zvezda SU-85 Tank Destroyer 35 3690 Jun-19
Zvezda T-15 Armata IFV 35 5057 Jun-19
Zvezda T-26 Light Tank 35 3542 Jun-19
Zvezda T-28 Medium Tank 35 3694 May-19
Italeri T-34/76 m.1943  (reissue) 35 6570 2019
Zvezda T-34/76 m1943 UZTM 35 3689 Jun-19
Airfix T-34/85 Factory 112 35 1361 Sep-19
Trumpeter T-80UK 35 9578 2019
Atlantis Tiger Tank 48 A312 2Q19
ICM Type B US Army Truck WWI 35 35655 4Q19
Airfix US Tractor 35 1367 Oct-19
Italeri VK 4501(P) Tiger Ferdinand  (reissue) 35 6565 2019
Revell W.O.T.6 (ICM) 35 3282 Jul-19
ICM Zil-131 KShM w/Drivers 35 35524 3Q19
Italeri Zundapp KS 750 w/sidecar  (ESCI) 9 7406 2019

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Announced Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Kit Release Schedule

Manufacturer Subject Scale Number Release Date New or Updated
Revell '06 Shelby GT-H 25 7665 Jun-19
Revell 1913 Ford Model T Roadster (ICM) 24 7661 Jul-19
Revell '55 Chevy Indy Pace Car 25 7686 Jun-19
Revell '56 Chevy Custom 25 7663 May-19
Revell '70 AAR Cuda 25 7664 Jul-19
Italeri '77 Fiat 500 24 3647 2019
Italeri Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 12 4706 2019
Italeri BMW M1 ProCar 24 3643 2019
Revell BMW R75/5 Police 8 7940 May-19
Revell Bussing 8000 S13 24 7555 May-19
Revell Deutz D30 Tractor 24 7821 Aug-19
Hasegawa Esso Super Delta 1993 ECR 24 20402 May-19
Italeri Giulietta Spider 1600 24 3653 May-19
Italeri IVECO Hi-Way 480 E5 (Low Roof) 24 3928 2019
Italeri IVECO Turbostar 190/48 Special 24 3926 2019
Revell Kenworth W-900 18 7659 Oct-19
Italeri Lancia LC2 24 3641 2019
Italeri Land Rover Fire Truck 24 3660 2019
Revell Land Rover Series III 24 7047 Sep-19
Atlantis Lil Red Baron Tom Daniel 32 M6650 2Q19
Hasegawa Lola T90-50 Suntory 24 20403 May-19
Italeri MAN F8 19/321 2 axle trailer 24 3946 2019
Italeri MB MP4 Big Space 24 3948 2019
Italeri Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing 16 3612 May-19
Italeri Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing 24 3645 2019
Italeri Mercedes Benz G 230 24 3640 2019
Revell Mitsubishi Pajero 32 6401 Aug-19
Atlantis Mobile Gas Truck 48 H1402 2Q19
Atlantis Mr. Gasser Ed Roth 25 H1301 2Q19
Revell Porsche 356B Coupe Technik 16 0455 Sep-19
Italeri Porsche 944 S Cabrio 24 3646 2019
Italeri Porsche 956 24 3648 2019
Hasegawa Porsche 962C Kremer 24 20287 May-19
Italeri Range Rover Classic 24 3644 2019
Italeri Renault JP13 Reefer Truck 24 3949 2019
Italeri Renault RE23 Turbo 24 4707 2019
Italeri Scania R400 Streamline 24 3947 Jun-19
Italeri Scania Streamline 143H 6×2 24 3944 2019
Hasegawa Toyota 88C Denso 24 20235 May-19
Hasegawa Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 1993 Monte Carlo Rally 24 20401 May-19
Italeri Vespa 125 Primavera 24 4633 2019
Italeri Volvo F16 Globetrotter Canvas 24 3945 2019
Italeri Volvo FH4 Globetrotter 24 3942 2019
Revell VW Touareg 32 6400 Aug-19
Revell Yamaha 250 DT1 8 7941 Nov-19

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Announced Naval Kit Release Schedule

Manufacturer Subject Scale Number Release Date New or Updated
Hasegawa Abukuma/Jintsu JMSDF Destroyer Escort 700 30061 May-19
Airfix Cutty Sark 130 9253V May-19
Revell Cutty Sark (reissue) 220 5430 Jul-19
Revell English Man O'War 96 5429 Aug-19
Revell Graf Zeppelin Aircraft Carrier (reissue) 720 5164 Jun-19
Airfix Higgins LCVP 72 2340 Jul-19
Trumpeter HMS Montrose Type 23 Frigate 700 6720 May-19
Revell HMS Revenge (Zvezda) 350 5661 Sep-19
Airfix HMS Victory 180 9252V May-19
Airfix LCM-3 w/Sherman Mk.II 76 3301V May-19
Revell PT-588/PT-579 72 5165 Oct-19
Airfix RNLI Severn-Class Lifeboat 72 7280 Aug-19
Revell Santa Maria (Zvezda) 350 5660 Sep-19
Trumpeter Tashkent Russian Destroyer 1940 350 5356 Jun-19 Updated
Revell U-Boat Type IXC (early) 72 5166 Sep-19
Revell Viking Ghost Ship 50 5428 May-19
Hasegawa Yugumo/Kazagumo IJN Destroyer 700 30062 Jul-19

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Announced Real Space, Sci Fi, and Figure Kit Release Schedule

Manufacturer Subject Scale Number Release Date New or Updated
Airfix Apollo Moon Landing  (reissue) 72 50106 May-19
Airfix Saturn V/Apollo  (reissue) 144 11170 May-19
Atlantis Atlas Missile w/Gantry 110 H1822 Apr-19
Atlantis Convair Shuttle Craft 150 H1828 2Q19
DHG Snake Diorama (Land of the Giants) 48 1816 3Q19
Hasegawa BFOM Spacecraft 72 52218 Jul-19
Hasegawa Crusher Joe Fighter 72 64775 Jun-19
Hasegawa Crusher Joe Spacecraft 400 64518 Jul-19
Hasegawa VF-19A 'VF-X Ravens' 72 65759 Apr-19
Hasegawa VF-1A Valkyrie 72 65787 Apr-19
Hasegawa VF-31E 72 65849 Jun-19
Hasegawa VF-31J Siegfried 72 65838 Apr-19
Hasegawa Voyager Spacecraft 48 SP406 Apr-19
Moebius USS Kelvin NCC-0514 1000 0976 Apr-19
Polar Lights USS Shenzhou NCC-1227 ST Discovery 2500 0967 2Q19
Revell Command Shuttle 'Kylo Ren' 94 6746 Apr-19
Revell Imperial Star Destroyer Technik 2700 0456 Sep-19
Revell Millenium Falcon Perfect Grade w/Lighting 72 1206 Jun-19
Revell Resistance X-Wing Fighter (reissue) 50 6744 Apr-19
Revell Special Forces TIE Fighter (reissue) 35 6745 Apr-19
Revell USS Voyager 650 4992 May-19

New 2019 Airfix range unleashed

The new 2019 Airfix range was unveiled on the Airfix website at 2pm on Monday 7th January and for the modelling community, it was an exciting way in which to launch into a new year, especially as the range included no fewer that three previously unannounced new tooling projects, each one spectacular in its own right. This trio of new tooling delights were backed up by a plethora of modified tooling announcements, kits benefiting from new scheme options, much requested kit re-introductions and a new range of 1/35th scale military vehicles. In fact, there is so much information to bring you that this first blog of 2019 will be devoted to providing an overview of the new range, before we revert to bringing you more individual product development details in our next edition. As we do a little blog shuffling due to Christmas and the range launch, you will not have to wait long for this either, as the next edition is due to be published next Friday (18th January), where we will be enjoying a little Blackburn Buccaneer indulgence. Following this, Workbench will be back on schedule, reverting to its fortnightly publication slot. Right, it’s about time we took a closer look at all these new model announcements.

A trio of new Airfix toolings

With the 2018 release of our Handley Page Victor K.2 kit, we actually gave modellers a subtle hint as to the forthcoming subject of a significant new tooling project

We know that there is nothing our beloved readers like to hear about more than a new Airfix model tooling announcement and over the last three and a half years, we have been privileged to bring Workbench readers the exclusive announcements of many a new Airfix project and usually before anyone else gets to hear about them. This is something we look forward to repeating in the future, but in the case of this 2019 range launch, we are already playing catch up with no less than three new tooling projects which were all announced last Monday. Although we intend to provide more information on the individual development details of each project in forthcoming editions of our blog and also chart the progress of each as they negotiate the various production stages up until their eventual release, for now, lets just take a closer look at each of the new models joining the latest Airfix range.

A06021 – Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.2 Royal Navy

As one of the most capable post war British strike jets, the Blackburn Buccaneer saw extensive service with both the Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Air Force. This computer rendered 3D image from the Buccaneer project gives us all some idea of what we can look forward to

Aviation modellers will have been overjoyed to see the mighty Blackburn Buccaneer re-joining the Airfix 1/72nd scale range, but this time benefitting from all the expertise and production advances available to the development team. The Buccaneer has quite a long history with the Airfix range, with the original Blackburn NA 39 tooling first appearing back in 1960 and incorporating a couple of design features which made this an extremely popular addition to the range. It would, however, not be until 1989 that a newly tooled S.2B RAF variant of Britain’s famous Banana jet joined the Airfix range. As one of the most potent low level strike jets to have ever served with the Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Air Force, a newly tooled example of the Buccaneer is always a regular request submission to our Telford suggestions box and initial responses to the announcement of this kit appear to be overwhelmingly positive. It was extremely interesting to note that the appealing artwork produced in support of our late 2018 Victor K.2 Tanker release featured a pair of Gulf War Buccaneers taking up station behind ‘Lusty Lindy’ to top up their fuel reserves – if only we had a pound for every time we heard the comment – you just need a new Buccaneer now to go along with it. Well, you now have your new Buccaneer and ‘Lusty Lindy’ fans have the opportunity to re-create this fantastic box artwork in plastic. As usual, we are very much looking forward to bringing you more details from this project as they become available.

A03091 – Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F ‘Fresco’

As one of the most distinctive early jet fighters, the MiG-17F will be a popular addition to our 1/72nd scale kit range

Inducting one of the world’s most famous early jet powered fighters into the Airfix 1/72nd scale hall of fame, those looking for something a little more Soviet in nature will be pleased to see the announcement of our new MiG-17F ‘Fresco’. Initially intended as an effective bomber killer and possessing more potent armament that its diminutive predecessor, the MiG-17 proved to have more than just a passing resemblance to the famous Mig-15 and retained much of its airborne agility. With this agility causing significant problems for the latest and more advanced aircraft of the USAF and US Navy during the Vietnam War, this fighter indirectly led to an immediate American programme to develop a new breed of agile fighters, capable of dominating any future aerial battlefield (this programme eventually resulted in the introduction of the F-16 and F-15). This distinctive Soviet fighter is undoubtedly an aviation classic and with over 10,000 aircraft produced, we are looking forward to seeing a myriad of appealing schemes adorning finished examples of this model, in the months following its eventual release. Watch this space for more Workbench ‘Fresco’ details.

A04104 – de Havilland D.H 82a Tiger Moth

Destined for Airfix greatness, our new 1/48th scale de Havilland Tiger Moth already looks like being one of the highlights of the 2019 range and one many Workbench readers will be looking forward to getting their hands on

Undoubtedly one of the most important aircraft of the 20th century, the de Havilland Tiger Moth was the aircraft responsible for training many of the pilots who went on to see British and Commonwealth service in the RAF during WWII and was an aircraft which was described as being easy to fly, but difficult to fly well. Interestingly for an aircraft which made its first flight in 1931, the Tiger Moth is still providing the same service today as the one it performed during the Second World War, by allowing future Warbird pilots the opportunity to gain valuable tail dragger experience before progressing to a more powerful trainer, such as the North American Harvard. An aircraft which is still familiar to millions of people, examples of these beautiful aeroplanes also allow members of the general public to experience the thrill of what still has to be considered relatively basic flying, with several operators offering experience flights from airfields around the country. Indeed, any Duxford Airshow will usually be preceded by the sight of numerous Tiger Moth experience flights taking place, as there seems to be a never-ending stream of people clamouring to take their place inside the open cockpit of this famous aeroplane.

The long association between Airfix and the Tiger Moth dates back to 1957, when the first 1/72 scale kit was introduced to the range in the original bagged presentation packaging. This classic kit was a regular in many an Airfix range, benefiting from a series of cosmetic presentation changes, until a completely new and much more detailed kit was released in 2014, again in 1/72nd scale. With the release of this new Tiger Moth in the slightly larger 1/48th scale, the famous attributes of this magnificent aircraft will be presented to an even greater modelling audience, who will all come to appreciate that whilst this may not be a Spitfire or Messerschmitt fighter, it is still one of the most significant aircraft in the history of flight. Our new 1/48th scale de Havilland Tiger Moth already seems destined to enjoy the coveted Classic Airfix status. We are excited at the prospect of keeping you informed on this beauty, as it negotiates its model flightpath through the development process.

Fillet-less Mustangs, Widows and Vixens

This latest 1/48th scale P-51D Mustang release presents the aircraft without the more common addition of the tail fillet, giving the aircraft a distinctly different appearance

As many Airfix fans will be aware, there is an incredible amount of work that goes on behind the pages or every new catalogue and the latest 2019 range is certainly no exception. Aside from the fantastic news of three completely new model tooling announcements, the range is so full of new and interesting models that it is difficult to know where to begin – let’s attempt to guide you through a few of the highlights.

One of the recently released new model toolings in 1/48th scale to have already proved a popular addition to the range is the magnificent North American P-51D Mustang and the latest catalogue includes a release featuring additional parts which almost makes this kit as good as a new tooling release. The definitive combat variant of the Mustang was the P-51D, which introduced the low back rear fuselage and teardrop canopy appearance to this classic fighter. Indeed, the earliest examples of this variant looked quite different to later Mustangs of the same series, as they were produced with a relatively straight back and did not feature the more usual tail fillet addition to the rear fuselage which was commonplace on this variant. These early examples were found to suffer with some flight stability issues, which required the later modification of a tail fillet to be fitted to the base of the tail, solving the problem immediately. This interesting period in the Mustang’s development produced an aircraft which looks distinctly different to other P-51Ds and one which served as the mount of several of the most celebrated USAAF ‘aces’ of WWII – this latest release from our successful Mustang tooling will also include two of these iconic ‘ace’ schemes and will undoubtedly be of great interest to Mustang aficionados and Eighth Air Force enthusiasts alike. Other recently released new tooling projects to benefit from additional parts during 2019 are the attack bomber version of the Messerschmitt Me262 jet, the Doolittle Raid North American B-25B Mitchell, Vickers Wellington Mk.VIII and the magnificent 1/48th scale Hawker Hunter F.4, which presents modellers with an earlier variant of this classic British jet fighter.

We simply had to include this computer rendered 3D image, as it attempts to replicate the queue of B-25B Mitchells on the crowded deck of USS Hornet, prior to the launch of the Doolittle Raid

The unmistakable profile of ‘Black Mike’, one of the most distinctive Cold War jets to have ever worn the famous roundel of the RAF. This artwork is not the final version for this release and is being used for illustrative purposes only

Several other kits have been enhanced by the addition of interesting new scheme options for the modeller to consider completing their build projects in, most noticeably the beautiful and iconic ‘Black Mike’ Phantom scheme worn by RAF No.111 Squadron’s most famous FG.1, one of Britain’s most distinctive Cold War jets. This famous aircraft was selected as the aviation canvas for a striking squadron commemoration for Leuchars based No.111 ‘Treble One’ Squadron, intended as a high-profile acknowledgement of the illustrious history of this famous flying unit. In the past, the squadron had operated large formations of Hawker Hunters (The Black Arrows) and English Electric Lightnings during the classic jet era, thrilling tens of thousands of Airshow enthusiasts with their demonstrations – wishing to mark this aviation heritage, the Phantom was given a handsome gloss black paint scheme and adorned with the famous yellow Squadron markings of No.111 Squadron ‘The Tremblers’. Phantom FG.1 XV582 was selected because her extensive service dictated that she was categorised as a limited fatigue life remaining airframe and it was initially intended that this visual tribute would just be a short-term arrangement. The smart all black Phantom caused so much interest that she immediately became one of the most distinctive and popular aircraft in RAF inventory and although initially only intended for static display duties, the aircraft continued to be flown for a short while, as it seemed anyone with the authority and capability to do so wanted some flight time in this beautiful aircraft. Retaining its ‘M’ code, Phantom XV582 was quickly referred to as ‘Black Mike’, a name which has become synonymous with British Phantom operations and one of the most distinctive jet aircraft ever to see Royal Air Force service. From the enthusiasts’ perspective, her new found popularity and the decision to allow the aircraft to continue flying for a short while resulted in a number of stunning air to air pictures being taken, which now serve as a fitting tribute to the British Phantom and its years of exceptional service throughout the Cold War period – this will definitely be a popular scheme with many modellers and a striking way in which to finish the relatively new Airfix British Phantom tooling.

Other kits to benefit from new or additional decal scheme options in the coming year are the Hawker TyphoonGloster Gladiator,Jet Provost and Boeing B-17G in 1/72nd scale, the Ju-87 Stuka in 1/48th scale, a new ‘captured’ Luftwaffe scheme for the 1/24th scale Hawker Typhoon and confirmation of the four scheme options to be included in the recently announced 1/24th scale F6F-5 Hellcat.

The Vintage Classics range can now boast one of the most interesting aircraft of the Second World War amongst its ranks, in the shape of the sinister looking Northrop P-61 Black Widow

There is no doubting that the Airfix name means many things to a great many people, but certainly invokes a pleasurable nostalgic trip back to the carefree days of modelling before jobs and mortgage payments got in the way. Nothing speeds us back to memories of those days than the return of some classic Airfix model kits to the range and we have been truly spoilt in this regard with the announcement of the latest catalogue. Some of the most iconic kits from the past have been re-introduced, either to the main ranges or as part of our Vintage Classics revival – seeing the original artwork used on these kits once more is a real treat for Airfix fans. Classic kits such as the Bristol Bulldog and RAF Dominie T.1 will allow some nostalgic modelling to be planned during 2019, as well as heralding the welcome return of the Northrop P-61 Black Widow, without doubt one of the most interesting looking aircraft of the Second World War and a deadly, specifically developed, nocturnal hunter.

Our 1/48th scale de Havilland Sea Vixen is probably the model we are most implored to re-release by Airfix fans, so its inclusion in the 2019 range will be welcomed by many

As far as the most heavily requested kit re-introduction goes, this honour definitely has to go the 1/48th scale de Havilland Sea Vixen, one of our most popular kits in this scale to date and one which will be wholeheartedly welcomed back into the range by thousands of modellers all over the world. They can now look forward to adding one of these distinctive twin boom fleet defenders into the second half of their 2019 build schedules, as this fantastic model is due for a June release and destined to create something of a modelling clamour. As so many people have been waiting for this kit to re-appear, it may prove to be something of a short lived return, as we are definitely expecting some legacy purchasing to take place, with modellers making sure they have a couple of Sea Vixen reserves in the stash, just for posterity’s sake. As the kit is currently on the Airfix website for pre-order, it could be a good strategy to ensure you have one reserved well before its anticipated release date, just to avoid any disappointment after such a patient wait for its return.

‘One small step for man, one giant leap for modellers’

No conspiracy theory here, the classic Airfix Apollo 11 Eagle Lander is back in the range as part of the 50th Anniversary moon landing gift set

Coming on the back of the centenary of the end of the Great War and RAF 100 last year, 2019 will be another year of significant anniversaries, including the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, one of the most significant human achievements and a source of fascination for millions over the years. For anyone who is old enough to remember watching the Eagle Lander on the surface of the moon and the crew of Apollo 11 being the first humans to set foot on earth’s natural satellite, it is difficult to imagine any event having more impact on their lives as this – the entire world was glued to their television screens for the duration of this mission and absolutely everyone must have been talking about it. In commemoration of this lunar achievement, the 2019 range includes the re-introduction of a trio of classic space models, each one with links to Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the intrepid crew of Apollo 11 – a Saturn V rocket, a moon landing gift set and an astronaut figures and accessories set. These fantastic models represent some of the most famous releases in the history of Airfix and many Workbench readers will undoubtedly have fond memories of building these kits over the years. As our skills have increased with time, perhaps attempting these models once more will result in the most accurate scale representations of the actual craft most of us will have ever achieved and will undoubtedly rekindle an interest in the fascinating subject of space exploration.

Many modellers will be delighted to see the return of a decent selection of Airfix ship kits in 2019, including the magnificent 1/600th scale HMS Hood – a true Airfix Vintage Classic

The new 2019 range also marks the welcome return of several nautical model kit releases, which will be great news for the many modelling enthusiasts who regularly request the re-release of some of our ship models during the Telford weekend or directly via our usual e-mail address throughout the year – as you can see, we really do take notice of your requests! The latest model range includes an impressive selection of ship kits, from the stunning RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat to three different versions of Titanic and a selection of classic sailing ships, to the impressive HMS Hood, which was the pride of the Royal Navy at the start of WWII. What with this collection of classic ships and the return of some space related releases, there will be plenty of Airfix modelling nostalgia doing the rounds during 2019.

Rumbling towards D-Day 75 – New Airfix armour

The first box artwork reveal for our new 1/35th scale Military Vehicle range features this British Army operated M3 ‘Honey’ light tank

If military vehicles are your thing, the latest Airfix range will be one of the most memorable for many a year and includes an impressive selection of kits in two distinctly different scales. To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, our Vintage Classics rangehas increased dramatically with the inclusion of some of the best loved 1/76th scale tanks and military vehicles in the history of modelling, each one presented in classic packaging, using the original box illustrations wherever possible. The latest announcements include the distinctive Wehrmacht SdKfz.234 Puma armoured car and the impressive Scammell tank transporter, along with a fantastic selection of ‘Hobarts Funnies’, which were a series of modified tanks designed to perform specific tasks during the amphibious D-Day landings in Normandy. Again allowing modellers of all ages the opportunity to build some of the most iconic kits from the Airfix back catalogue, these magnificent models will be of interest to wargamers, military enthusiasts and those simply looking to produce their own modelling tribute to this year’s 75th anniversary commemorations.

A new armour range which has already been the cause of some modelling excitement is our new 1/35th scale range of highly detailed kits, introducing some of the Second World War’s most famous military vehicles to the 2019 range in this slightly larger scale. Allowing us to swell the range with an instant collection of impressive 1/35th scale military vehicle kits, these models are being released in partnership with one of our modelling associates, but will be given a distinctly Airfix flavour before they appear on the website and in good model stores everywhere. Benefiting from new box artwork and Airfixised instruction booklets, the initial range consists of 16 tanks and one US tractor, each one produced to exacting standards and incorporating impressive levels of detail. Each model will include two meticulously researched scheme and decal options for the modeller to consider and the kits will be released in three production batches throughout the year – we intend to bring you much more information about this exciting new range in the coming weeks, but are pleased to share some exclusive images with you straight away.

Announcing the existence of this range and acting as a section header in the catalogue and on the Airfix website, the box artwork for the M3 Stuart light tank has already been produced and shows what we can look forward to when the rest of the models advance towards release. It shows an M3 in British Army service, secured from the Americans via the Lend-Lease act and providing a welcome boost to Britain’s offensive capability in their hour of need. The first US tank to see service with the British Army, the M3 was well made, reliable and easy to operate, earning it the nickname ‘Honey’ amongst its British crews. Despite its diminutive good looks, the Stuart light was quickly outclassed by the majority of German armour and whilst it continued to be used throughout the rest of the war, it was mainly in the role of a highly mobile reconnaissance tank.

We are pleased to bring you this exclusive first look at the two scheme options which will be included with the release of A1362 Pz.Kpfw. 35(t) German light tank

Each of these new armour releases will include two scheme options for the modeller to choose from and we have the exclusive first look at the options to be included with the forthcoming Panzer 35(t) release A1362. A relatively advanced tank for its time, this Czech designed and produced light tank tells a fascinating story about the years leading up to the Second World War and how the German military were extremely resourceful in equipping their forces with weapons. Even though Blitzkrieg proved to be a frighteningly effective military tactic at the start of WWII, the rearmament limitations placed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles meant that they were not as well equipped as they would have liked and captured weapons were immediately pressed into service wherever possible. The light tank model 35 was in widespread Czech military service at the time of the German occupation in 1938 and 244 machines were commandeered for immediate Wehrmacht use. They were used extensively during the invasion of Poland and the strike west, but by the time of the offensive against Russia, a lack of spares and continued mechanical issues saw the type relegated from front line operations. Highlighting the fascinating history of this tank, the letter (t) used in its description identifies is as tschechisch (German for Czech).

Without doubt, when you think of tanks, you invariably conjure up an image of the mighty German Tiger, which still seems to represent the epitome of effective tank design, even though the first examples began to appear on the battlefields of Russia and North Africa back in the Autumn of 1942. This fearsome weapon must have served to bolster German resolve at this stage of the war and spread panic amongst the Allied forces, as this monster was almost impervious to attack by existing British designs and its might 88mm gun could effectively target and destroy opposition tanks well before they were in a position to return fire. Although there have been many better tanks introduced across the world since the advent of the first Tigers, there is still an enduring fascination with this mighty fighting machine which is as strong today as it has ever been.

For many people, the work tank begins and ends with the mighty German Tiger, one of the most distinctive vehicles ever created by man and one which enjoys almost mythical military status

This first range of 1/35th scale tanks includes no fewer than five different examples of the Tiger, each one presenting the tank at different stages of its service career and serving to further enhance our infatuation with this distinctive machine – if the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the epitome of German air power during WWII, then the armour equivalent was unquestionably the Tiger tank. In yet another Workbench exclusive for our readers, we would like to end this overview of the new 2019 Airfix range by bringing you two hot off the press images of a built sample from the new Airfix Tiger 1 kit, which we think you will agree look extremely impressive. As with all the other kits featured in the overview above, we look forward to bringing you regular updates throughout the coming year and promise you plenty of exclusive first looks at all the modelling projects you are most interested in.

AIRFIX new-for-2019 NEW KITS+Figures ON 1/76

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North American P-51D Mustang 1:48

A thoroughbred fighting aeroplane, the P-51D Mustang was produced in greater numbers than any other variant and introduced a number of improvements over earlier models. With a new wing design, teardrop canopy and lower rear fuselage, the P-51D was the mount of many USAAF aces and became the primary US fighter in the European Theatre, following its introduction in mid 1944.

Scale 1:48
Skill 3
Flying Hours 3
Number of Parts 147
Dimensions (mm) L205 x W236
Age Suitability 8+

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Douglas A-4B/Q Skyhawk 1:72

The A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable ground-attack aircraft designed for the US Navy and Marine Corps. Skyhawks were the Navy's primary light bomber used over North Vietnam. The Argentine air force also used the type during the Falklands War in 1982.

Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 75
Dimensions (mm) L178 x W116
Age Suitability 8+


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F 'Fresco' 1:72


Messerschmitt Me262A-2a ‘Sturmvogel’ 1:72

Despite being the most advanced aircraft of WWII, Adolf Hitler insisted that the Me262 be developed into a fast attack bomber, diverting valuable resources from much needed fighter production. Known as the ‘Stormbird’ the attack version included hard points for two 500kg bombs under the nose of the aircraft, with its speed making it almost invulnerable from Allied air interception.


de Havilland D.H.82a Tiger Moth 1:48

Even though the classic de Havilland Tiger Moth has to be considered one of the most important aircraft in the history of British aviation, it rarely receives the popular respect it deserves and is usually in the shadow of more glamourous types, such as the Supermarine Spitfire and de Havilland’s own Mosquito. Despite this, without the availability of thousands of Tiger Moths to train a constant stream of pilots for military and civilian service, Britain and her Commonwealth would have been in real trouble during WWII and most pilots who would go on to fly the numerous Allied aircraft types of the Second World War would have ‘learnt their trade’ on this classic training aircraft.
Coming from a successful line of biplane designs, the DH.82 Tiger Moth made its first flight in October 1931 and was the result of the Company’s founder wanting to produce an aircraft superior to its predecessors, whilst possessing enough appeal to attract interest from several different aviation sectors. Its success resulted in an immediate order from the RAF, who viewed the aircraft as an ideal primary trainer for pilots beginning on their flying careers and destined to fly their latest front line aircraft. Their modest original order was followed up by several subsequent orders and as the world descended into conflict in 1939, the Royal Air Force would have around 500 Tiger Moths on strength. Many more examples were owned by flying clubs all over the country and many of these would also being pressed into military service, due to the need to train as many new pilots as possible. With its growing reputation, the aircraft also secured many overseas orders, ensuring that the de Havilland production lines were fully committed in supplying this superb aircraft.
From the perspective of the student pilot, the Tiger Moth was a relatively stable and forgiving aircraft to fly, with few handling vices and generally supportive of the odd silly mistake. It has been described as an ‘easy aeroplane to fly but a difficult one to fly well’, which seemed to have made this the ideal aircraft to serve as a primary/basic trainer for large numbers of future pilots destined for the war effort. As Britain prepared for invasion during the early summer of 1940, there were plans for the gentle natured Tiger Moth to show a much more aggressive side and support the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots they had previously trained. ‘Operation Banquet’ called for the use of every available aircraft in the defence of Britain’s coastline, attacking any potential invasion force by all means at their disposal. This would see even the most unlikely of aircraft equipped with bomb racks and given a new offensive capability. Should a German invasion have been attempted, there would have been the very real possibility of swarms of bomb laden Tiger Moths raining fury on the enemy troops below, as Britain used every means in her power to ensure the failure of such a cross channel incursion. Thankfully, due in no small part to the qualities of this effective pilot maker and the resolve of the Royal Air Force, German invasion plans were indefinitely postponed following the Luftwaffe’s inability to score a decisive victory during the Battle of Britain.
With many Tiger Moths remaining in airworthy condition, it is interesting to consider that this famous basic training aircraft is still doing the same job today as it did during its service introduction in the 1930s. The magnificent Tiger Moth allows potential Warbird pilots the opportunity to gain valuable experience flying a ‘taildragger’ aircraft, before eventually moving on to display the Spitfires and Mustangs which thrill the crowds at Airshows all over the world.


Gloster Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II 1:72

The Gloster Gladiator was developed from the Gloster Gauntlet as a private venture, and represented both the peak and the end of the biplane fighter. In many air arms it smoothed the transition to monoplane fighters, and in confronting aircraft of its own era it performed well.


Northrop P-61 Black Widow 1:72

One of the most distinctive aircraft of the Second World War, the P-61 Black Widow was the first US aircraft designed specifically for combat at night and the first developed with radar as its primary method of target detection. Powered by two mighty Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp engines, this was a very big aeroplane for a fighter, but if it managed to detect an enemy aircraft, its impressive array of offensive firepower would usually result in the Black Widow living up to its sinister name. It is thought that a P-61 Black Widow operating in the Pacific Theatre scored the final Allied aerial victory of the Second World War, in the hours just prior to Japan’s surrender.


Savoia-Marchetti SM79 1:72

The Savoia-Marchetti SM79 ‘Sparrowhawk’ was Italy’s main medium bomber of the Second World War and one of the most effective bombers operated by Axis forces. With its unusual three engined configuration, the SM79 was a relatively fast aeroplane, possessing excellent endurance, which made it especially effective in operations over the Mediterranean. As a torpedo bomber, the SM79 earned a reputation for being one of the best anti-shipping aircraft of WWII and should the aircraft have to land on water as a result of damage sustained during an attack, the wooden wings and fabric covered fuselage gave the crew ample time to take to their life rafts. After the armistice with Italy, around 36 ‘Sparrowhawks’ continued to fight with the Germans, some wearing Luftwaffe markings.

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Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4 1:72

For most RAF pilots serving between 1960 and 1988, the Hunting Aircraft (BAC) Jet Provost will be an extremely familiar aircraft to them. Forming the backbone of RAF pilot training during this period, the Jet Provost was distinctive by its broad fuselage profile, which allowed for a relatively spacious side-by-side cockpit arrangement.


Hawker Typhoon Ib 1:72

By 1943 the RAF needed a dedicated ground attack fighter, and the Typhoon was suited to the role. The powerful engine allowed the aircraft to carry a load of up to two 1,000lb (454kg) bombs. From September 1943 Typhoons could also be armed with four "60lb" RP-3 rockets.


Henschel Hs123A-1 1:72

As you might expect from a new aircraft manufacturer previously involved in the production of railway locomotives, the Henschel Hs123 biplane attack aircraft was as tough as they come. Intended as a dive bomber and close air support aircraft, the Hs123 performed well during its combat introduction in the Spanish Civil War, however, its lack of range and relatively small bomb load saw future development suppressed due to the impending introduction of the monoplane Ju-87 Stuka. Despite this setback, the aircraft still in service at the start of WWII were sent into action, with its pilots perfecting the art of close air support for advancing ground units. Proving to be extremely rugged, these agile little biplanes could absorb significant levels of damage, pressing home their attacks and bringing their pilots home safely. Serving through the Blitzkrieg attacks against Poland, France and the Low Countries, the Hs123 would come into its own during the savage fighting on the Eastern Front, where aircraft would be based close to the front lines, flying several offensive sorties each day. The aircraft proved so effective, that they were only withdrawn from service in the spring of 1944 and only then due to a lack of serviceable aircraft and spares.

Revell 2019 releases levels 3+4

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New product package in January 2019!

Last time, unpublished new product in January 2019,

I got a wonderful illustration of 1/76 Soviet tank KV – 1.

And the package was completed.A lol

1/76 Special World Armor Series No. 30 Soviet Tank KV – 1

 

I report with 1/76 Soviet destroyer tank SU – 85 package

 

 

 

 

Also, the package of Isuzu Gala, also released in January

Since it was completed

We will also post it.

White body Isuzu Gala Super High-Decker appeared on 1/32 scale. 
The shape of the window glass adopted a sliding window (T-shaped window)! ! 
□ Since the car body is molded in white, it has become a part composition that is useful when applying painting and marking. 
□ Clear parts for brakes and blinkers use colored resin and have become molded parts of clear red and clear orange. 
□ Spare tire tire is realistically reproduced with rubber molded parts. 
□ Wheels, exhaust pipes (mufflers), headlights, mirror are plated with gloss. 
□ Window frame paint assistant masking seal is included. 
□ Decals contain instruments, emblems, body parts and other markings. 

1/32 Tour Bus Sequence No.3 Isuzu Gala Super High Decker

Coming soon!

Please look forward to it.

 

 

At your convenience 

To deliver better things

Initially it was scheduled for 17th, the 26th schedule after the change and the shipping date fluctuated

December 2018 New product 

1/200 Equipment series Although battleship Yamato's bridge is a bridge ,

December 25 (Tuesday) We have made arrangements for shipment of our company .

I am sorry really for your concern,

As you wait for a while

Thank you.

Collecting equipment series No.2 1/200 Battleship Yamato bridge

(The picture is assembled and painted.)

World Armor Series

This time, "World Armor Series"

With free thought, also to explore how to enjoy.

However, how I was the first time to make a scale model tank! !

The first time I tried making this is a Russian tank. 1/76 Carve Ⅱ late stage.

There are also German and Japanese, but the shape was pretty, so I decided to Kimi for the first time! !

First I saw the instructions,

What? ! … Baked Driver! ! ! ! ! What? What? 

Burn the end of the pin … …? !

Hey hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee he! ! ! ! !

scared. Impossible.

But since I'm an agent, I tried out with courage.

But I failed ….

It is towards the bottom of the picture.

Caterpillar melted for a while, sticking to the driver and breaking apart.

Well, I can not see it if I let it down.

Therefore, I stopped with a stapler.

Because the upper side is not baked so beautiful ☆

I thought that this was good from the beginning WW

Driver It is dangerous to heat up. I'm scared.

Chibi, a weak girl, with a stapler! !

Size feeling is like this. It is small and cute. Palm size.

I began making German tanks right now, but I am a little smaller.

I wonder if this size is different.

 

 

Since it was completed, we took a commemorative photo with a box. It is my first tank.

I have not joined the top and bottom yet, what should I do? What? Muffu.

That's all for today.

Introduction of 1/76 tank new product (upgrade).

Today released in January next year

1/76 Special World Armor Series

It is an introduction of 2 new products ('Upgrade').

Both are Soviet tanks this time.

1/76 World Armor is a series of military started from 1971.

I think that the mold production of SU – 85, KV – 1 which appeared this time is around 1974.

Although it is quite a product with a season, it is a rare existence on a scale.

First of all, please look at the finished product.

Depending on the craftsmen, I'm still sorry.Nico Nico

1/76 Special World Armor Series No.29

It is a Soviet destroyer tank SU – 85 .

 

It is a decal. It is 3 types of body number recorded.

In 1945, the mark which was seen at the invasion of Berlin is also attached

 

I also have figures of tank soldiers.

 

The kit comes with two.

The parts composition is like this.

The track is rubber molded.

 

And Mr. Kurokawa's latest illustration.

It is a very good feeling.

Continue here

1/76 Special World Armor Series No. 30

It is a Soviet heavy tank KV – 1 .

The 1941 Welding Turret era is a motif

It is a decal. Six slogans, red stars and unit marks were also included.

The kit comes with two.

I also have figures of tank soldiers.

 

The parts composition is like this.

Unfortunately the illustration of KV – 1 has not been completed yet.

I think that you can see it next time.

stay tuned!

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