The biggest battleship of WWII - Yamato was released as a model kit by a Glow2B company in a nice 1/200 scale. So if you have a lot of shelf space - that's probably a modek kit for you! :-) Another issue of Polish Wings monograph was published and focuses on Mig-15 fighters, featuring a lot of interesting and often unpublished photograps. Hobby 2000 prepared another 3 kits in 1/72 scale. Two boxings of SAAB J-35 Draken and one of Messerschmitt Me163. Drakens feature Hasegawa sprues and Me163 features Academy parts. For shipwrights there's a nice new S-38 Schnellboot torpedo boat in 1/72 scale.
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We received some more new releases of great new model kits from Meng in 1/35 scale: Chieftain Mk.10 in a very distinct camouflage used in western Berlin, Panther G with additional turret armour and a Chinese tank ZTQ15. Also new are kits of the EA-18G Growler aircraft in 1/48 scale and a racing BMW HP4 motorbike. We have also added new releases from Trumpeter and Hobby Boss including e.g. Intrepid aircraft carrier in 1/700 scale, HEMTT evacuation truck a German V188 locomotive. More new releases below:
New railway releases from Robo in 1/87 scale arrived - those are the PKP Energy technical and diagnostic cars. Unique and beatuiful they will fit well to any PKP collection. We have also added to our webshop new releases from Revell, AMP and Mikromir.
We have received the latest new release from Arma Hobby: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate in 1/72 scale. It's another beautiful model kit from this manufacturer. We only wonder if it's going to be such a modelling hit as their P-51 Mustang was! We also received new instrument panels from Yahu Models and latest releases from Eduard. Great news is also resuming of production by the Ukrainian ICM brand. Despite horrible situation there another interesting releases were made and a substantial restock of their model kits reached our warehouse.
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!
Recent days were not exactly teeming with new releases, but we're certain that is to change soon :-) From the recent news the most interesting kits are AH-1 Cobra helicopter in 1/48 scale from Special Hobby, another variants of Fw-190 in 1/72 scale from IBG and a French armoured car from 914 in 1/35 scale prepared by Copper State Models. We have also received two new paper models from WAK: Mig-29 in Ukrainian colours and Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia. We have also restocked their older publications. Full list of new arrivals below, take a look!
Another delivery from PIKO arrived! Among the news are SU46-035 locomotives in PKP Cargo livery. One is an analogue model with decoder socket and the other with factory installes sound decoder for digital control. Another locomotive is a SM42-523 engine in Regional Transportation livery. We also received new tank cars of the 406Ra type, Zaes series in PKP livery. One set depicts cars used by Tankpol Logistycs and the other by Wałbrzych Coke Plants. In both sets we will find two cars which differ in inventory numbers. Last new release is a starter set in SZD livery with M62 locomotive and three freight cars. Includes tracks with roadbed and analogue controller.
Another model kit to further expand the 1/16 range is a Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J made by Das Werk. We are happy thatthe producers are extending the big scale model kits line. We added some new aircraft releases from Fly and Great Wall Hobby. We received a large delivery of grass tufts and flower tufts from Paint Forge. Finally in the most recent issue od The Weathering Magazine main topic are models of machines camouflaged in grey.
Daimler armoured car is the newest release in 1/35 scale from Gecko Models. Great kit with loads of details and full interior. We have also received some new railway model kits in H0 scale from Roco. Among them there are - sold out at the producer - Prussian train set with steam locomotive G 8.2, Polish steam engine Oi2 and a steam locomotive S160 locomotive in American Expeditionary Force livery.
We have further, interesting new releases for you, which include:
- F-4 Phantom and F-14 Tomcat from Fine Molds in 1/72 scale,
- Stug IV SPG in 1/35 scale with full interior, from Rye Field Model
- Zumwalt class destroyer in 1/350 scake and Chinese ballistic rocket launcher DF-41 in 1/72 scale from Takom
- Tiger I tank in 1/48 scale from U-Star
- Hawker Tempest from Airfix in 1/72 scale
As usual, you will find more new releases below.
Delivery from AK Interactive and 502 Abteilung has arrived! A lot of new items and a huge restock of paints, solutions, tools and modelling literature! Stock on our website are up to date and you can order away! WE have also added to the system ner detail sets from Eduard and Italeri new releases.
Another kit released by Das Werk is a German anti-tank gun Pak40 in 1/35 scale. Set includes also 4 crew figures and it's ready to fit nicely on a diorama or vignette. Large delivery of goods from Tamiya arrived the distributor and with it two new tank model kits: KV-2 and M18 Hellcat in 1/35 scale, cars: Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 in 1/24 scale and a Suzuki GSX-RR motorcycle.
Eduard's new releases for April are available for ordering through our website. Among them - another limited edition of the Japanese Zero fighter. Flyhawk expanded their 1/700 warship model kit range with British cruiser Ajax. It's a beautiful kit and is available in our shop in both regular and deluxe versions. We also have details sets for it - painting masks, metal barrels and PE parts. We did a large restock of Hobbyzone organizers. New among them is a module with tilting drawers especially designed for compact and convenient storage of paints. Thanks to movable dividers it's able to hold virtually any type of paints available on the market. The Army Painter indroduced new SpeedPaint paints range designed for a quick painting of miniatures. We have the basic set available right now and if the paints are well received we will introduce single bottles to our range.
We have received the newest model kits of Sherman, Tiher and Leopard tanks in 1/35 scale released by Rye Field Model. An interesting novelty is a release of 1/35 3 cm autocannon along with an additional ammo boxes kit for it by a small 16/02 company. In 1/72 scale another issue of First To Fight magazine was released, this time featuring a German SFH18 howitzer. Some rereleases of their older tanks were issued by Dragon.
Last week brought in a lot of deliveries and new model kits. Our offer was expanded with new model kits from Trumpeter, I Love Kit, AZ Model, Kovozavody, Special Hobby, Mistercraft, Border Model and Revella. Full list with pictures - as always below. We have also added new painting masks, resin and PE sets from Eduard and some tools from Border Model.
We have received a large delivery from Spain of Ammo by Mig products. Among the news there is a new guide about building small vignettes, new series of groundwork products for dioramas and special sets for imitating snow and real rust. We have also restocked most their productts! :-)
Delayed for about a month Arizona battleship from Eduard is in our stock now! This Limited edition includes model kit from Hobby Boss in 1/350 scale, photoetched details, resin parts and turned metal barrels. Eduard also released a limited edition of their Mustang kit this time in Korean War era markings, aerobatic aircraft Zlin-526AF and Spitfire Mk.IXc. All those models in 1/48 scale. Also in the box with Zlin we will find decals allowing us to make this aircraft in livery of Żelazny aerobatic team. Below you will also find some new releases from Hobby Boss, I Love Kit and Trumpeter
First release of a Mustang from Arma Hobby was - without a doubt - a bestseller and a hot kit! It's no wonder that the company follows up with another release, which is in this case a Mustang in MK.III variant also in 1/72 scale. We have it in stock now. You can also fit it with coloured instrument panels made by Yahu, which also have arrived to our stock. Two panels are available, one for Mk III variant and onther for B/C variant released earlier. Other news feature new paint sets from Hataka and also model kits and painting masks from Fly.
Great Wall Hobby released their first aircraft model kit in 1/32 scale. It's a fighter aircraft Curtiss Hawk 81-A2 with markings from the Flying Tigers unit. In the same scale Copper State Models, currently prime model manufacturer of early aviation era airplanes, released Caudron G.III i.e. post WWI French trainer aircraft used also in Poland and many other countries. Among the new releases there is also a T-72 from Das Werk in 1/35 scales. Sprues in the bocks were made by Amusing Hobby.
New model kits for you to build! Takom, in their Blitz version, released kit of a self propelled gun StuH 42 in scale 1/35. We recommend it, because it a very nice model kit in a reasonable price! Previous releases of the Blitz models were very popular! In the same scale, two variants of an armoured M114 recoinassance vehicle were released. It's a premiere release in plastic as untill now only resin kits of this AFV were available. In cooperation with Snowman, Takom prepared also a few new ship models. News list closes with new releases from Special Hobby and Suyata.
Mistel aircraft is surely one the more interesting ideas of a composite aircraft from the WWII. A 1/48 scale kit was just recently released by ICM. Some other new kits from this manufacturer are also listed below. Italeri re-released their long absent Macchi MC 200 Saetta in 1/48scale. That's a kit that hasn't been around model stores shelves for quite some time! /FOr aircraft modellers we also have nice book Finnish Aces, written by Kari Stenman and published by Stratus. News list is completed by some new decals from Exotic Decals, figures from Toro Model and kits from Dora Wings and Unimodels.
Aoshima is known among the car model makers for their very good various car model kit. And now a large restock with some new items arrived to the distributor. All of course can be found on our website. We have some new releases in 1/72 scale from Dragon and some new paper model of ships from Gomix Model. We also extended our offer with The Army Painter brand. Right now we decided to introduce the most popular brushes and tools, but we're looking forward to expanding our offer of their products.
Quite some new releases arrived during the passing week. After a very long wait we finally have new Airfix Avro Vulcan in 1/72 scale. Don't let the scale deceive you - it's a really big model and surely will be a centerpiece of every collection! And if you have some more room, you can also buy famous Concord in the same scale from Heller :-). Some new aircraft releases from Kinetic arrived and also a large restock. Again available is e.g. Pucara in 1/48 scale. Revell returned to releasing model kits with World of Tanks promo codes inside. All other news below:
New releases from Amusing Hobby arrived to our warehouse! First comes a Swedish modification of the Centurion tank known officially as Strv-104. Second is a Russian T-90A tank in a full interior variant. Both models are in 1/35 scale. Also a F4F-4 Wildcat from Arma Hobby was released in a Model Kit box, so without additional photoetched details and with only two painting cariants to choose from. We are closing our list with model kits and details sets from Eduard. Among them there's a limited edition of Spitfire Mk.Vb and also limited edition of Tornado in 1/48 scale.
Hobby 2000 new releases feature two model kits of Nakajima J1N1 "Gekko" in 1/72 scale with sprues made by Fujimi. There is another Skyhawk model kit in the same scale - this time in Israeli service. In 1/48 scale we have two Focke Wulf Ta 152 models and also Messerschmitt Bf 109 in 1/32 scale in three variants. Bf 109 and Ta 152 has sprues from Dragon/Cyber Hobby. Decals were printed by Cartograf. No painting masks are included in those releases.
We have prepared two new decal sets from our Exito Decals line. First set is titled “Eastern Front Fighters vol.2” and includes markings for three fighters that were flying over the Eastern Front during the WWII: Yak-1b, Messerschmitt Bf 110 E-2 trop and Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 trop. Second set is titled “Wulf Pack vol.2” and includes markings for three types of famous Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighter. Decals were printed by Cartograf. As usual a decal placement guide doubles as a high quality poster.
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!