The Flamethrower Debuts

The Willys MB 1/4 ton 4×4 truck, commonly known as Jeep, is such a famous and important vehicle that you must have a large collection of it. But is your collection interesting enough? The British was especially good at special warfare during WWII. There was a British unit called Popski's Private Army. Their flexible and bold operations gained many victories. They modified their main vehicle Willys MB and carried out operations behind the German lines. Those modified Willy MBs were like weapon shops with various guns. The soldiers even tried to fit the Wasp flamethrower which was used in armored vehicle on the Willys MB to kill enemy with blazing flames.

 

This latest MENG VS-012 Wasp Flamethrower Jeep vehicle model kit is a replica of this fierce Willys MB. The finished model is 98.7mm long and 51.1mm wide. This kit includes engine interior, clear lights and windshield and soft vinyl pipe for the flamethrower fuel tank. This small but complete product will surely be an impressive one.

The Sherman’s Co-Star

The German Army faced great anti-armor combat pressure during WWII. For the units that could not use AP shells, the Germans equipped them with various HEAT shells. The U.S. Army responded in a simple and direct way. They covered tanks with sandbags to detonate the HEAT rounds early so the tank armor wouldn’t be penetrated. As the war went on, such temporary improvement practices became more and more popular. And it became iconic equipment of the U.S. M4 tanks.

 

Following the release of the brand-new M4 Sherman model kit, MENG now announce the SPS-070 M4A3 Sandbag Armor resin set for the tank kit. The sandbags are designed by digital sculpting technology. They feature realistic shapes and details. You can use this set to replicate a U.S. M4 tank with additional sandbag armor.

Mustangs From The Mighty Eighth

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The P-51D was the most important Mustang variant. It had improved fuel capacity and could provide the pilot with better visibility. It’s the most produced Mustang. The U.S. Eighth Army Air Force, also known as the Mighty Eighth, was deployed in Northwest Europe during WWII to carry out strategic bombing of Germany. Composed of heavy bomber units and fighter units, it’s one of the most powerful Air Force units of the U.S. Army. The fighters provided escort of heavy bombers and swept German airfields. There were many fighter aces in the Eighth Air Forces. Many of them flied Mustangs during the war.

 

The latest MENG LS-010 North American P-51D/K “8th Air Force” model kit provides two paint schemes of the Eighth Air Force aces. The finished model is 205mm long and has a wingspan of 236mm. This kit also has features like fast cement-free assembly design, accurate exterior, lots of surface details and various store options.

Still in development. We are actually having hard time going back and forth how we will have the “fig” in the kit. Meng tried few different types so far. But none were good enough so far. We think the original direction shown here is the best. What do you think?

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Here is first look at the figures that will be available from MENG.

We hope to get back with game related news soon too!

Perfect Weapon In The Industrial Age

 

The M4 Medium Tank, also called Sherman, was a tank without a frightening main gun or thick armor. It was not designed by famous scholars or driven by crew with shining medals. However, it’s the peak of the-then industrial production. At the beginning of design, its size was taken into consideration for strategic transport by ship. A large number of other weapon components were used to simplify the design and production. Thanks to the uniform specifications, the same parts machined by different production process could be produced in large numbers. The M4 Sherman’s gun was not limited to a specific ammunition. And its tracks didn’t need to be changed to special tracks for rail transport. Nearly 50,000 of this top design tank were produced. It had a complete range of variants. There’s no doubt that it played an important role in the victory of the Allies.
This latest MENG TS-043 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3 (76) W model is 206mm long and 90mm tall. This kit has a total of 1,190 parts. The key suspension structure is the same as on the same vehicle. This movable suspension is realistic and reliable. This kit features fairly complete equipment cast numbers and realistic surface details. This kit includes high-strength workable tracks with “duckbill” end connectors. Fine PE parts and metal cables are included. A gift metal barrel is included in the first batch of products.

new from meng-model 1/35 Russian Air Defense Weapon System 96K6 Pantsir-S1 SS-016 -Release Date:2019-05-05

 

USD77.47

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meng-model 1/35 Sagged Tires for 96K6 Pantsir-S1 SPS-068

Release Date: 2019-05-05

USD34.46

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Add Details To Your Pantsir

Rugged Russian trucks are quite popular among modelers. The Pantsir air defense weapon system is based on a powerful truck which has 8 large eye-catching cross-country wheels. The latest MENG SPS-068 Russian Air Defense Weapon System 96K6 Pantsir-S1 Sagged Wheel Set is a resin product designed by digital sculpting. These resin parts have more realistic details and can be used on MENG SS-016 Russian Air Defense Weapon System 96K6 Pantsir-S1 model.