Untill recently the available model kits of KV-1 tanks in 1/35 scale had their age so it's a very nice move for the RFM to release a brand new set of this tank. There is also a detail up box set available with some photoetched details. Another interesting new release in this scale is a Caernarvon tank. It was an interim solution mating Conquerora tank's hull and Centurion tank turret. Great Wall Hobby released a special edition of their Su-27 in very distinct Ukrainian pixel camouflage. On the other hand - a versatile multipurpose storage drawer is a new addition to HobbyZone's offer. Below there's also some news from ICM, Eduard's new detail sets and new releases from Mr.Hobby.
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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!
Some interesting new releases appeared this week in our offer. First is a 1/48 scale Wildcat from Eduarda. Box contains usual highest quality plastic parts - all from newly tooled and designed moulds. Other very interesting kit is a 1/48 Spitfire Mk Vc. Eduard also released a B-25J Mitchell in 1/72 scale. We'll find Hasegawa sprues inside. For fans of AFV model kits in 1/35 scale there is a Topol ICBM launcher made by Trumpeter. That's probably one of the biggest available kits of an AFV in this sclae you can put together! Another big kit is a 1/16 scale German Jagdpanther. Aviations news this time include two 1/32 kits of De Havilland Vampire in F & FB variant from Infinity brand. For railroad modellers we have some new locomotives and railway cars from Roco including EU45 locomotive in PKP livery. All new releases can be found below:
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!!
We have some new releases! Large delivery of Tamiya reached us. We have new P-38 Lightning in J variant and Tiger and Challenger tanks in 1/48 scale. Eduard released another variant of their Zero fighter, Fw-190 and P-51 Mustang. Arma Hobby prepared their Ki-84 Hayate in a less expensive Model Kit variant. News list is closed by some new Revell kits.
Recently the most awaited aircraft model kit in 1/32 scale - Avro Lancaster bomber from Border Models is now available in our store! Reasonably sized box with plethora of parts weighs over 6 kgs! ICM realeased a Mig-29 fighter in 1/72 with painting and markings of the famous Ghost of Kyiv. Half of the price of each model will be donated to support the Ukrainian Army. And the Lancaster is not the only new kit for fans of this scale - another is a Yak-9T from ICM. So far this aircraft's kit in 1/32 scale was available only as a resin cast. Hobby 2000 released a Hawker Hurricane in 1/48 scale. The kit was released in 4 boxings. Inside you will fing Hasegawa parts and a usual Cartograf decals. Other new releases below.
After a very long wait we have received the newest Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless 1/72 models from Flyhawk. The sprues looks absolutely stunning, which is to be expected from this company! They have also released another variant of the King Tiger tank in 1/72 scale - this time with an early turret variant. Very nicely molded 155mm M1918 howitzer in 1/35 scale was prepared by Das Werk company. Some new instrument panels was released by Yahu Models. There has also been a large restock of Hasegawa models. All those news are listed below.
Here's another set of new releases :-) Among them, definitely one of the most distinct and original warships released by Flyhawk in 1/700 scale - an American Guided missile Destroyer Zumwalt. On the other side of the scale spectrum - Hobby Boss re-released Fi-156 Storch liasion aircraft in 1/35 scale. This kit was first issued under Tristar brand - that is since long gone. Hobby Boss also released new BT-2 light tank, Jagdtiger tank destroyer and a transport helicopter CH-47D Chinook. Modeller's World expanded their washes range with colours aimed at aircraft modellers. Also new on our market are weathering pencils from Mr Hobby. Trumpeter released, among others, HEMTT truck with a Patriot missile system, Weser aircraft carrier in 1/350 scale and Chinese J-20 fighter aircraft in 1/48 scale. Meng released a few new kits as well as some detail sets and masking tapes - always handy while building a kit.
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!
Again some very interesting railway sets arrived to our shop - PKP railway cars set from Roco and Traxx locomotive in Lotos PKP livery from Piko. Arma Hobby released another boxing of their 1/72 Mustang - this time in a reconnaissance F-6C variant. And you can get it with a 12% discount while our Deals of the Week last!
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!
Quite a lot of new releases reached us in the passing week. Those are mainly aircraft kits from AZ Model, Kovozavody, Minibase, Special Hobby and Fine Molds but also some interesting AFVs from Gecko Models, Vespid, Special Hobby, Das Werk, GalaxycHobby and T-Model. Galaxy Hobby and T-Model are companies that have their kits unavailable for quite some time, so get them while the stocks last! Master Model expands their AFV details range. This time they introduced 3D printed resin tracks and gun for Ha-Go tank in 1/72 scale and some gun barrels for Tiger I, M-18 Hellcat and M3 Lee/Grant tanks in 1/35 scale. There are also two new assembly jigs for model kits that were designed by - renowned for their workshop organizers line - Hobbyzone
Another large delivery from Ammo by Mig reached our warehouse. We have restocked all available products and added some new releases. Details below. With it we also received a restock and some new releases of very goos aircraft monographs from HMH Publications. Among the news is a book about famous Su-22 that is still being used by Polish Air Force. Answer has re-released their Sokół helicopter model kit in 1/48 scale. It's being available in TOPR and Polish Police liveries. Eduard's new releases for June are available for ordering on our website. Their new detail sets will appear later on Monday.
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.
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.
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!