.:Hasegawa:. Kawasaki T4 Ashiya Special 2016 #incoming

january 2017, LE
Ashiya Air Base was taken over by the US after WWII, used throughout the Korean War, then handed back to Japan in the sixties. Today, the shorter runway at Ashiya is used to fly off training missions for the JASDF. Their Kawasaki T4 trainers are some of the most agile small jet aircraft available. The type was originally introduced in 1988 and just over two hundred were built. This limited edition kit combo features two aircraft with special decals for Ashiya Air Base.

Decal Options:
  1. JASDF 13FTW Ashiya Special Code: 634 (06-5634) Oct., 2016
  2. JASDF 13FTW Ashiya Special Code: 807 (26-5807) Oct., 2016

.:Airfix:. Winter is coming ~full of reissues~[?]

src: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/2681
...or even (sic!) slightly retooled ~rebox~, as the P-51D without the fin fillet [?]
The revised P-51D appears to be 'Barbara M IV', flown by Lt. Col. John C. Edwards of the 328th FS, 352nd FG, and it should be available by the end of December /
(According to T7 Models on Britmodeller community)


Blue nose bird - definitely will be a bestseller...
Let's see how the Big H changed the future releases table:
This list against another:
Not a game changer, but...  thiz suggest Airfix has some new - better sales strategy?
Slightly retool some of the products (minority) and add some new, fresh look with diffrent aroma/camo schemes (majority).
Of course - first prepare the viral & thus empty  the warehouses from the old  inventory.

Removing from the market for example the Gloster Gladiator was a suprise.
But - to be honest the standart box with prewar silver camo + one "neutral" Irish... was.. not-so-hot. 😒

Aftermarket decals for Finish or Maltese Gladiators and the desert ones was for me the obvious choice.

For me ok. If the prices are not rise, and the 2017 "new tool" range will not be damaged.

.:Special Hobby:. MD-520 NOTAR boxart #spring 2017

The MD Helicopters MD 500 series is an American family of light utility civilian and military helicopters. The MD 500 was developed from the Hughes 500, a civilian version of the US Army's OH-6A Cayuse/Loach. The series currently includes the MD 500E, MD 520N, and MD 530F

4 markings
SH72348 MD-520 NOTAR 1/72
Scheduled for Spring 2017 release is another kit of the MD-500 helicopter model family that was once produced by Mr.Stransky´s Profiline company. As was the case with the SH72346 MD-500E, the model that we are going to offer to the modeller now will contain also resin and photo-etched parts to make it more life-like. In addition to a Czech machine bearing registration OK-YIK, the decal sheet will also cater for one black British helicopter, a red one with German registration and also a machine of the Belgian police force, this one in white colour and embelished with colourful stripes.
  • OK-YIK - Czech one
  • all black British example
  • the red one - private belgian user
  • and blue one with white stripes used by german police

War, war never changes
FYI: Profiline moulds was purchased by Special Hobby, as friedly favor for the owner /as stated by SH some time ago/
Now  dear fellow reader search yourself for the info about the 48 scale Bucker Bu-181 released this summer booth by... Stránský [ex-profiline] and... Special Hobby. 
Wars of the Roses, hm?

.:RAM Models:. RAF Phantom FG.1/FGR.2 Unusual Schemes #decals

Coinciding nicely with the announcement that Airfix are releasing a 1/72nd Phantom FG.1, is our latest bit of news. Our latest decal sheet is now in stock & ready for immediate dispatch. RAM 72-002 RAF Phantom FG.1/FGR.2 Unusual Schemes This sheet features 12 non standard RAF Phantoms. The reasons for the non standard markings are varied, from an example wearing Russian Red stars whilst on exercise, to zapped airframes to an example waiting to be scrapped with X-Files in large letters on the nose. Available for immediate dispatch now from www.rammodels.co.uk

.:eduard:. Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII "aussie eight" dual combo - february

SPRUES: Eduard
PE-SETS: Yes, color 
MARKINGS: →32 ← yay!
DECALS: Cartograf
BOOK: 112 pages 

.:AMG:. Messerschmitt Bf-109 A, B, C, D family ~in the spring 2017~ *edited*

Arsenal Model Group - boxart for 48 scale model

Following our first* project in 1/72 will be BF. 109 A,B,C,D. 
The work on it [i.e. 72 scale variant] is already underway.
* this means: our first project as the new firm on the market was the 48 scale family of the early Messerschmitts. Now is the time for downscaling them to the true scale.
The statement:

48 scale final testshoot


.:Special Hobby:. Short Sunderland Mk.V ~2017~

Despite problems with the galvanised moulds...
 IMHO the size is the key - for epoxy mould. But - if the good warlocks from the SH beat the restriction of the /not-so-limited-form-now/ technology, well - this damn good sign. More heavies would be possible.
 Here is the giant
The testshoots from the 2013.
Long way to produce stable and unbreakeable moulds!
SH72262 Sunderland Mk.V

And the moulds:

.:Eduard:. 72news.eu tell you about 2017

If there somewhere on the internet is the www.jurrassicmodeller.com , they must have a hot & pinned topic:
Eduard 2017: what theyz sh0uld.
And this in one of the threads, done with multi-universe screen -shot tech /soon on ur Iphone X!/

Thanks to His Noodly Appendage of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, our universe is not-so-jurrasic-centric.
So, even the mid-size producers may have a bit of extravagance /of course Yak-Nine is excluded!/

What they should? IMHO - stick with this management, this CEO and - doing the Eduard job.First of all: one of the 72news.eu feat. articles - how to conquer the jurassic world with the 72scale Spitfire:

→ http://www.72news.eu/2016/09/eduard-supermarine-spitfire-to-be.html ←

January 2017.

  • Messerschmitt Bf110 G-4. Reissue.
February 2017.

  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII - dual combo. 
  • Copy & paste markings(decals) from the 48 edit + one extra 

  • Focke - Wulf Fw190 F8 - weekend edit.

March 2017

Not-confirmed but Spitfire Mk. IX "late" as the weekend?
reeditions happens

April 2017:

  • Avia B.534 serie I & II ~profipack or dual combo~?
  • Moving on to April, we will see the re-release of the Hind, specifically the Mi-24/Mi-35 in  Czechoslovak and Czech service. April’s edition of the kit will be unchanged, and will be likely be produced to the tune of 1,000 piece

.:Revell:. Spitfire Mk. II #released

So fast. From first public test-shoots to the production model.../click to open link/
Available now from the Big H/UK and Aviationmegastore.
So - after the monday on your  LHS /aka local hobby store/
One from the Nurenberg Toy Fair 2016:
Subtle camo change... http://www.72news.eu/2016/11/revell-supermarine-spitfire-mkii.html
but also... the number of the parts firstly planed for the model vs. retail variant.
+part no. 75. ~39~ parts on the sprue

for this price no one will resist... Resistance is futile?

.:OWL:. Junkers |Acht-acht| 88 with MG/FF on the way #conversion

Owl some time ago done this - mg/ff 20mm canon in the canopy bola:
which 72news.eu mentioned:


Now time is coming for the variant in the gondola...
Public domain World War II pictures

As OWL stated - the casting master who previously done conversion set for big boy in the 32 scale:
now they are working on the 72 true scale variant.
Target is set for the february 2017, lads and gentlemans.
As usual for the OWL.cz additional decals sets are highly likely, so one of my personal fav:
yes, this is Hasegawa LE boxart. Already sold-out #dontscream