After a Takom kit it's time for another AH-64D Apache helicopter in 1/35 scale - this time made by Meng. Their another new release is a 1/72 scale M1A2 SEP Abrams Tusk II tank. Below you'll find more new releases from the last week, e.g. Miniart and Revell.
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Last week brought us many interesting new models and among them are brand new Tiger I tanks in 1/35 scale from Takom. They come in three variants and a box set with all three plus an Otto Carius figure in 1:16 scale. For those more interested in The Great War - Copper State Models finally released in 1/35 scale their long awaited Garford-Putilov armoured car. Also in 3 variants - one of the boxes includes decals for two Polish Garfords. Tamiya delivery also reached us and there we have F-35B and Wildcat aircrafts in 1/48 scale as well as some new car models.
We have another portion of new railway kits from Piko - including final new release for 2023 - EU42 Orlen locomotive with sound and two earliest new releases for this year - from IVth era: flatbed freight car PKP painted yellow and a passenger coach. New plastic model kits arrived from ICM, Heller, Wingsy Kits, Mistercraft, Unimodels and Airfix. Among them there's a Bf 109 Emil in 1/48 scale, FWD ammo truck in 1/35, Ju 88 P-1 in 1/48, Polish F-16 fighter in 1/48 scale and a re-release of Heller's Karaś light bomber aircraft in 1/72 scale - this time as a model set with paints.
A-10C Thunderbolt II and P-38L Lightning aircrafts in 1/48 scale were released under Hobby 2000 brand. Both models got two boxes with different painting and marking schemes in each. Inside there are Academy plastic parts, Cartograf Decals and die cut painting masks. In 1/72 scale Hobby 2000 released well known Academy set of light WWII vehicles - this time adding Polish decals to it. Also B-26 Marauder in 1/72 and F-8E Crusader in 1/48 were released again. Among Eduard's new releases for February there's a limited edition of an Italian Savoia SM.79 Sparviero bomber in 1/48 scale. In the box you will find plastic parts made by Classic Airframes, whole lot of resin parts from Special Hobby and PE and 3D printed resins from Eduard. For those who didn't fancy HIMARS launcher from Dragon there's a fresh alternative from Fore Art - in the same, 1/72 scale and their another release is an M24 Chaffee light tank. We have also introduced to our offer 1:87 (H0) scale figures from Noch - perfect for a railway maquette. We plan to expand this offer further.
Harder & Steenbeck continues to refresh their airbrush lineup! After introducing Ultra 2024 tome has come for a new Evolution CRplus 2024. It combines the best from Evolution CRplus and Silverline being fully chrome plated and having paint flow regulation screw. It comes in Solo and 2in1 variant. Miniart released another variant of their StuG III in 1/72 scale and P-47D-30RE Thunderbolt in 1/48. We also received another delivery of high quality Japanese Mineshima tools, new detail sets from Master, new SpeedPaint 2.0 sets from The Army Painter and we expanded our offer of Vallejo Xpress Color paints as well.
Our model paints offer was expanded by new Ammo MiG ATOM acrylic paints. So far MiG released them only in thematic sets of 12, but single bottles are to follow in the upcoming months. Their Shader paints range was also expanded by 40 colours, this time with matt finish. Among their other new releases there's a Polish edition of The Weathering Magazine Rust 2.0, multilingual brochures about painting wargaming models and terrain and books about airbrushing with acrylic paints and using pigments. Other news from Ammo you'll find on the list below. We also have some new ICM model kits - Sally, Bronco, Cossack and Studebacker as well as brand new Pz.Kpfw.38 tank from Hobby Boss in 1/72 scale.
Here comes the first batch of new model kits in 2024! Miniart released their first AFV in 1/72 scale - StuG III ausf G. Another very interesting position is a newly tooled Fairey Gannet in 1/48 scale made by Airfix. Other news feature Phantom II in both 1/48 scale from Meng and in 1/72 scale also made by Airfix along with their brand new Ferret armoured car in 1/35 scale finished by Eduard's new detail sets. We finally received long awaited delivery from Ammo Mig - restocked items are now visible in our webstore, while new items will be added later this week.
New railway models: a steam locomotive Pm2 from Piko a carriage set of an Ost-West train from Robo. We have in stock Eduard's January new releases including limited edition of Bf 109G in 1/72 scale. From Italeri we have new cars in 1/24 scale: Mercedes Benz 500 and Man TGX truck. We have introduced to our offer Mineshima hobby tools - they look very solid and with a great quality to price ratio, so we'll be expanding their offer further.
Here comes another pack of new model kits in our in our westore. Probably the most interesting are Tiger I Initial production variant in 1/72 scale and a Hummel SPG in 1/35 made by Border Model, HMS Victorious aircraft carrier in 1/700 scale from Flyhawk, T-80U and Sherman Thunderbolt tanks in 1/35 scale made by Rye Field Model, P-47D Thunderbolt in 1/48 scale in "advanced set" bocing by Miniart and a newly tooled Me-410 in 1/72 scale released by Airfix. For railway modellers we have new locomotives EU07, EU43 and EU44 from Piko and a steam locomotive Tkt3 made by Roco. All news can be found below:
A large delivery and restock of AFV Club model kits have just reached the warehouse. Among the new kits there are Churchill AVRE with bridge, M110 howitzer and two Hazard Perry class corvettes. New from Takom are a Swiss variant of famous Hetzer tank destroyer known as Pzj G13 and a 1/35 Apache Longbow helicopter in Block II Late variant. 1/48 scale features now two newly tooled King Tiger tanks made by U-Star. Back in offer are Kitty Hawk model kits now being released under Zimi brand. For starters we have 1/35 helicopters.
New versions of Piko digital starter sets arrived and were added to our offer. All feature a revised Piko Smart Controller that is now wireless. Also take a look at Eaos coal hoppers available in 6 colours and two locomotives - all available at VERY affordable prices. If you want to get them don't wait too long, because offer is valid while stocks last! For scale modellers we have new releases from Eduard, Das Werk, ICM and Meng.
We have some new aircraft and car model kits from Special Hobby, Airfix and Italeri. We also got a large PIKO delivery inbound which will include long absent digital starter sets. All should be added to our webstore by Monday. All digital starter sets feature new, wireless Piko SmartControl controller. New from Piko is also an EN57-1079 railcar from Kraków-Prokocim station available both in digital and analogue variants.
Miniart released a brand new P-47D Thunderbolt model kit in 1/48 scale. First on our offer is basic edition. Takom prepared new kits of StuG III F and StuH 42 in 1/35 scale, both in a Blitz line. Also released was a set of 2 M60 tanks in 1/72 scale. Further news in 1/35 scale are model kits of Abrams, Tiger and Pz.Kpfw.IV from Rye Field Model. Abrams comes in a lmited edition depicting machines used by Poland and Ukraine. P-51B/C Mustang and Sea Hurricane are the new model kits in 1/72 scale from Arma Hobby. For railway modellers we have new Roco starter sets and self unloading Fals cars in PKP livery. Among other news there are kits from AFV Club, Great Wall Hobby and First To Fight. All details below:
We have another interesting new releases this week! Vespid released a brand new model kit of a German late production Hetzer in 1/72 scale and their first 1/35 kit - Eagle IV armoured car. 1:16 scale was expanded by some nice figures - now packed by Das Werk, they are reboxed Dragon molds. Among 1/35 news there is a Pz.Kpfw.IV/70(A) SPG and a Kugelblitz SPAAG made by Border Model and a M34 half track with an A/A gun made by AFV Club. Hasegawa was restocked and as usual there are aircrafts, motorcycles and cars as well as a one tractor! Vallejo released new line of paintbrushes, which look quite well made and long lasting. Other news include sets from Revell, Amodel, Ace and Heller.
We have new detail sets and model kits from Eduard in our offer. Also this week their products are featured in our weekly promotion, so it's a great opportunity to buy some new releases at a lower prices. Toro Model released new resin figures in 1/35 scale. This time their main topis os a 1920 Polish-Bolshevik war. We have also available new Piko locomotives in PKP livery: ET21 i ET22. Both come with either analogue or digital (with sound) variant. As usual, you will find the full lis below:
We have now in our offer new model of a half tracked transporter Sd.Kfz. 251 in an increasingly popular 1/16 scale released by Das Werk. Hobby 2000 released two Fw-190 D-9 kits in 1/32 with Hasegwa sprues. In scale 1/35 we have new Leopard 2A6 and a Japanese 28cm howitzer from Border Model as well as M20 Weasel tractor and Typhoon-K MRAP from Takom. For railroad fans we have a digital variant of a "Karol" Diesel railcar. Other new releases you'll find below:
We got a large number of new railway cars from Robo Models and Roco in H0 scale. Among them are restaurant cars 113A and passenger coaches 112Az with grooved steel roof in PKP and Przewozy Regionalne liveries from Robo and PKP siedecars and Diesel railcar Karol SKPL from Roco. From plastic model kits, we got a new Sd.Kfz. 251 transporter in 1/16 scale, Mi-17 helicopter in 1/48 scale from Trumpeter, mobile artillery point in 1/35 scale from Copper State Models and quite a lot 3D printed detail sets from IBG. Hobby 2000 released a Mig-29 in UB variant. As in their previous releases, there are Academy plastic parts. Full list of new releases below:
Here are new releases from past weeks. Among them new locomotives and cars by Piko and Roco. One of the most awaited - SM31 locomotive was sold out the day it arrived! Plain version, without decoder will be available again within two weeks and you can advance order it now. Unfortunately at this time we don't know when the decoder variants will be restocked at Piko. For plastic scale modellers there are new models from Eduard, ICM, Revell, Tamiya and Academy. All of them you will find below:
Another pack of new products in our shop. Among them new 1/35 scale figures of Ukrainian soldiers from Master Box and Leopard 2A6 from Rye Field Model also from the recent confilct in the Ukraine. They have also released M-ATV transporter in 1/48. Model features full interior and is detailed as well as its 1/35 counterpart. We have expanded our range with A-Stand lacquer paints by Ammo Mig. In fact those are the same paints known so far under Alclad II brand. We have full palette of metallic and transparent colours, primers and varnishes. Also new from Ammo Mig are disposable scalpels and very handy, mini palette knives.
Hobby 2000 released a K2 Black Panther in 1/35 scale - a tank in variant bought from South Korea for Polish Armed Forces. Inside there are Academy sprues and decals for Polish version. We also got a brand new model kit of a Mig-17F / Lim-5 in 1/48 from Ammo by Mig. Kit comes in two variants - basic and premium with some resin details, 3d decals and painting masks. For August Eduard prepared weekend edition of their Zero fighter as well as Wildcat and Starfighter in limited editions. F-104 comes with Kinetic sprues. Also there was Hasegawa delivery and with it as usual aircrafts in 1/48 and 1/72 scale and quite a few cars in 1/24 scale. All new releases from the past week are listed below:
We got another delivery of railway model kits in H0 scale Protor coal hoppers and self unloading Falns PKP Cargo cars made by Roco as well as Orlen oil tankers and PKP Cargo coal hoppers made by Piko. Not a lot of plastic model kits this week. We received a delivery from Tamiya and Copper State Models. Among new releases there's an F-35A in 1/72 scale. It's a brand new kit made by Tamiya, unlike the B variant which was a reboxed Italeri set. We also got a Leoparda 2A6 with markings for machines in Ukrainian service and a Honda CBR1000RR-R motorbike model.
We got another portion of new plastic model kits! Among them Rufe in 1/48 scale from Eduard, AH-1G Cobra in 1/35 and Bristol Beaufort in 1/48 made by ICM as well as some vehicles and figures.
Takom released further variants of their AH-64 Apache and StuG III in 1/35 scale. We also received a delivery from IBG includin new kits of BTR-4E Ukrainian APC in 1/72 scale. Among the new releases there are also Land Rover 88 off road cars from AK Interactive, B-29 from Hobby 2000, SMS Emden by Flyhawk, new metal gun barrels from Master in 1/35 scale and over a hundred of new products!
New delivery from Border Model came in and with it - a lot of interesting new kits in 1/35 scale - FW190A-6 fighter, Nashorn tank destroyer, T-34/85 tank with a figure set and a Japanese variant of Tiger I tank. Hobby 2000 prepared new releases in 1/72 scale - Heinkel He 219 and Catalina flying boat. Heinkel features Dragona sprues with parts, while Catalina is a well known Academy kit. Rest of the new releases are model kits from Revell, Ace, Thunder Model, Special Hobby and finally some new upgrade and detail sets from Eduard.
Finally! After years of waiting and announcing, British Morris truck with Bofors gun in 1/35 scale from Thunder Model is available! Along with it we have received a nice restock of their other models. We got a delivery of Fine Molds model kits. With them we got new F4 Phantom II and F-2 variants. We have restocked RP Toolz products and added new micro roller tool. Also - punches in various sizes (the same as in their sets) are now available separately. For railway modellers we have new steam locomotive Tp1, diesel locomotive Rh754 "Nurek" and a snow blower Beilhack models. All new releases below:
Large scale model kits are the bulk of last week's new releases. In 1/32 scale we got A-20G Havoc and B-25J Mitchell from HK Models. Scale 1/16 expanded with Stug IIIG from Das Werk in variant with winter tracks. Sherman M4A3E8 from the Korean War period and an American soldier figure were released by Andy's Hobby HQ. For those of you with a little less space for models we have some new releases in 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72 scales from Roden, Eduard, Italeri, Galaxy Hobby and RFM. Among them there is a newly tooled Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 and F-4 from Eduard in 1/72 scale, Vomag 8 LKW truck and KV-1 tank in 1/35 scale. Hataka expanded their paints range with small, basic colours sets for aircrafts.
Long awaited new model kit of Centurion tank in 1/72 scale from Vespid Models is now in our warehouse! It was released in two variants - standard and deluxe edition with an additional resin gun mantlet cover. After years of absence on the market, Xuntong's Tu-2 bombers in 1/48 scale returned and are available for sale. We have 3 variants available, including Tu-2T that we didn't have in offer before! Another American tank in 1/35 scale was released by Takom and this time it's the M-103 heavy tank in A1 and A2 variant. Finally among the new releases from AK Interactive we have a wide range of figure bases in different shapes and sizes, new paint and weathering products sets in handy carrying cases, Unimog truck model kits in 1/35 scale and, as usual, new books and modelling tools. New from Piko is a set of two blue cargo cars Gags-t. rest of the new releases, as always below:
New on our aircraft models shelves are Spitfire Mk. IXc in 1/24 scale from Airfix, 1/32 Aichi D3A1 Val made by Infinity Models and Bristol Scout C in the same scale by Copper State Models. In 1/48 F-16 D and EA-6B Prowler were released by Kinetic and finally 1/72 scale is reinforced by Ki-43-II and Mirage III made by Special Hobby. There are also some new releases from MiniArt. Our main stockist introduced to their offer a wide range of warhip detail sets from Pontos - you can order them through our website :-)
Available now is a second The Weathering Magazine issue about airbrushes. There are also some new releases from Das Werk, Dragon, Trumpeter and Zvezda. We also add all the new details sets that Eduard prepared for May.
Long awaited H0 scale Roco digital starter set with freight train in PKP livery arrived to our store. Includes z21 central unit with remote controller, BR 232 controller and 3 freight cars. We also got a large delivery of your favourite DSPIAE tools. Several new items you will below. We also got Flyhawk delivery including two Dauntless bomber variants in 1/72 scale and a new Abrams M1A1 MBT in the same scale. We also have new model kits from Eduard e.g. limited set with Spitfirami from Malta, Hobby Boss and Trumpetera - including new Hawker Hurricane and Mi-4A in 1/48 scale.
Another new items arrived - mainly new model kits and details sets from Eduard. There are also some new items from Trumpeter, Unimodels and Roden. Take a look :-)
Coffee, thinking and work - a workflow as described by Piotr Słomiński
About his own tricks for photoetched parts, tried tools, specifics that are worth having in your workshop and about model building in general we talked to Piotr "Słoma" Słomiński, an experienced and award-winning modeller, author of reviews and step by step articles on model building, member of the Cracow’s modelling Group B.
Exito great test of decal setting solutions - part II - extreme surfaces.
Before you is the second part of our great test of decal setting solutions!
For this part, we have prepared a special plate with irregularities that will make placing decals over them a very difficult task - if not impossible for getting 100% perfect. We will apply decals over them, then soak with decal solutions and... we'll see what happens!
So make yourself comfortable and have a pleasant read!
This is how our PZL p.11c is presented in its full glory, made by Piotr Slominski from the Arma Hobby kit.
And, we might add, only minimally enhanced with additional details! In our opinion it looks great, but see for yourself by looking at the photos!
In this installment of our blog there is something for fans of Polish aviation!
Piotr Słomiński, a well known and respected modeller, has agreed to make for us the icon and pride of our aviation - the PZL P.11c in 1/48 scale from Arma Hobby.
What techniques he used and how the build itself went - you will find out in this article!
And after reading, be sure to see the gallery of the finished model!
Before you is a large and detailed test of qdecal setting solutions!! We have tested eight of the most popular products on a three types of vastly different decal types!
In the first part we focus on applying and softening decals on a typical model kit surface and details so you can get an easy reference point for you own work.
Reserve some time, have a nice cup of tear or coffee at hand and
have a nice read!
Here's a gallery of a finished Type 10 MBT model in 1/48 scale made by Witold Socha.
How he acheived that - you can read in our 'how to' article - link below:O tym jak to wykonał możecie przeczytać w naszym artykule na blogu, do którego link znajdziecie poniżej:
We have another article for you, where you can read about the process of building, painting and weathering a nice tank model! Again we are reaching for the Witek Socha's support, who this time approached the suject in a more traditional manner so to say. He used products that are being slowly phased out of the market, by their branded counterparts, but are still present in many modeller's workshops!
Have a good read and don't forget to check out the finished model's gallery!!
Here's another model kit made by Witold Socha, who wanted to share the building, painting and weathering process with you! It surely is an interesting build - especially for those who fancy less known tank designs and it might also serve as an inspiration for your "what-if?" build!
Be sure to check out the finished model's gallery:
Here's a gallery of a finished ARL 44 made by Witold Socha.
If you want to see how it was built, take a look at this link:
Have a good read!
Are you admiring on the pictures or model festivals aircrafts decalled (sometimes AFVs) with colourful markings and liveries? Are you impressed by perfectly applied even the smallest stencil decals? Now you can do this too, but what you will a decal solution for this!
In this article Robert will make a short overview of the decal solutions available on the market with their properties, advantages and disadvantages described very clearly!
It's time on our blog to feature one of the most important aspects of any AFV model kit - tracks! What are types of tracks you can find in the kit and on the market, what are their properties and why it's advisable (or not) using them. You will find all those topics in our article!
Our shop's shelves are packed with a lot of different model paints - you can easily get lost among them! So to avoid this happening, RObert prepared for you a brief guide about paints for brush painting. He chose this paints family, because they tend to be the most all around products (they can also be airbrushed), popular and well suited for children and those who have just entered our hobby!
Take a read!
Take a look at another model guide by Witek Socha! This time he tackled a Japanese tankette, so you will be able to see how to recreate their unique camouflage pattern and how to make a very distinct lush jungle foliage on the model's base. And last but definitely not leas - Witek painted the camouflage using acrylics and a paintbrush!
Painting the model black is not as easy as it might seem. How to make some weathering on it? See how Piotr Słomiński dealt with this problem. Below's the second part of our guide featuring Su-22 model kit in 1/48 scale from Kitty Hawk.
There has been a lot written about scale model making. For some it's a way for spending spare time, for others a sports discipline (if we're talking about radio-controlled model kits) and it constantly evolves. Speed of this evolution which happened since 2008 until today is very similar to the speed in which today's computers develop. There is rarely a week in which no new model kits, aftermarket detail sets or some kind of tool or paint isn't announced. Companies are in a state of permanent arms race with their products that deliver to the modelling market more and more new goods which facilitate working in our hobby. The choice is huge right now and it's growing bigger and bigger each day!
The Su-22 airplane, though now being obsolete, has its place in the history of Polish aviation. Many modellers have some sentiment for this machine, so we hope that this article presenting the step by step building and painting process of Kitty Hawk's Su-22 UM 3-K in Polish livery with warthog's head on the nose would be a pleasant lecture. Below's the first part of our guide build, written and photographed by Piotr „Słoma” Słomiński - as usual with top notch photographs and a handful of useful modelling advice.
Witek Socha again shares with us some secrets of his workshop! This time he wrestles with a Bedforda QL Refueller from IBG - so a variant used as an airfield tanker. You find plenty of photographs in below article and you will get from them a lot of useful modelling knowledge and modelling techniques along with proven products and interesting ideas to make your own models more interesting!