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Masterbox Pinup series

Posted by pedro.negron on June 27, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Masterbox continue to expand the Pinup series, this time with 3 civilian figures in 1/24 scale to make company to your favorite car. Take a look



Tamiya 1/35 German Africa Corps Luftwaffe Artillery Crew Set

Posted by pedro.negron on October 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Tamiya launched a new set of figures for WWII fans, this set of highly realistic figures and accessories recreates Luftwaffe personnel assigned to the Africa Corps. The 8 figures are in a variety of authentic poses, including an officer barking out orders, non-commissioned officer in shorts, soldiers with shells and a rangefinder,and some boxes too.Includes parts to recreate explosive and armor piercing shells, as well as empty rounds, plus shell rack, rangefinder, shovel, hammer and so on.

About Luftwaffe units in the Africa Corps

Rommel's Africa Corps included a number of Luftwaffe anti-aircraft units, equipped with 88mm guns used not only in ground-to-air situations but also in engagements with enemy armor such as Matildas and M3 Grants. The units' teamwork was a constant boon for the Africa Corps, whether the enemy was airborne or a land vehicle.

 

About the Uniform

Both Army and Luftwaffe troops in North Africa received tropical uniform. The Luftwaffe version had a large pocket over the left knee, and other small differences. The sand-colored cloth was lighter than the Army equivalent, but faded rapidly in the sweltering heat, leading to many different shades.

Hobbylink Japan already have it in $9.10









Bronco Horsa Glider Mk I

Posted by pedro.negron on July 8, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Bronco new 1/35 British Paratroopers with Horsa Glider Mk1




At last some manufacturer have the guts to offer this huge glider (About 2.5 feet long!) with british paratroopers. Yes, Smell like Market Garden Diorama to me!

Stay tune, this baby is coming very soon

CB35195 - Airspeed A.S. 51 Horsa Glider Mk 1


British Paratroopers with Small Motorcycle Tamiya, 1/35 scale

Posted by pedro.negron on July 7, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)




Repost from Missing Linx, Reviewed by Bett Green (http://missing-lynx.com/reviews/britain/tamiya35337reviewbg_1.html)

Tamiya brought to us this time a unusual item, the Welbike, used by paratroopers during WWII, here I share the review of Bett Green.

"The diminutive Welbike was a motor scooter developed by the Excelsior Motor Company in response to a 1943 requirement for a vehicle that could be dropped by parachute. At this time there were no British aircraft capable of carrying a jeep or other motorised transport. The Welbike weighed just 75 lbs and could be folded to fit inside a compact drop container, but it was uncomfortable to ride and it could only carry a single Paratrooper.

 

Despite its limitations, the Welbike was used during the D-Day invasion and Operation Market Garden. Its two-stroke, two cylinder 98cc engine delivered a range of 90 miles. Beats walking in full battle gear I suppose!" 


The Welbikes and figures are presented on two identical sprues, each complete with parts for a scooter plus the figure parts. The bikes may be built deployed or folded. Tamiya offers optional heads and arms so that the figures will look suitably different from each other despite being sourced from two basic sets of parts.


The photo-etched fret provides finely detailed spokes for the wheels and drive chains. I believe that this is the first time Tamiya has included fine photo-etched detail with a military bike or motorcycle kit, and it is a very welcome development. In 1:35 and smaller, photo-etch is really the only way to accurately depict spokes in scale.

A four-piece plastic jig is provided to press the spokes to the correct shape. The bikes are made up from eleven plastic pieces each, plus six photo-etched parts.

 

The figures are nicely detailed. Arms, legs, torsos, heads and helmets are all separate. The para helmets do not have camouflage netting. Two of the figures are seated on the bikes and two are standing. All are in casual poses.

 

Two additional small sprues provide generic British weapons, tools and personal stowage. These include .303 rifles, Bren guns, Sten guns, holstered sidearms, picks, shovels, helmets and more.




Where to buy?

HLJ.com $12.56
Ebay $13.50 - $16.00
Towerhobbies $21.79
Hobbylinc $20.59

Master Box US and German paratroopers, South of Europe, 1944

Posted by pedro.negron on June 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)


A new and interesting kit is coming very soon from MasterBox including to civilian womens taking a bath while the war goes on around them. See the box art and 



This kit is due to July so start looking at you hobby shop or ebay!

1/35 Crew for Sd.Kfz.10/4 fur 2cm FlaK 30 from Soga Miniatures

Posted by pedro.negron on June 2, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

SOGA MINIATURES Release a unique german crew for the dragon kit #6739 "Sd.Kfz.10/4 fur 2cm FlaK 30".

 Soga - 3 - Crew for Sd.Kfz.10/4 fur 2cm FlaK 30.


Here some pictures so you can see the high quality of the figures. 






WHERE TO BUY?

Directly from them! 

SOGA MINIATURES. $ 85.00 the 6 figures crew, its just $14 for each figure.

BRAVO 6 US GI "Delta Blues"

Posted by pedro.negron on March 21, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

As we know Bravo 6 have a fantastic range of figures of the Vietnam Era, this is no the exception with the upcoming kits, this time in a resting pose.

The figures looks very detailed, one of them is in his bare feets  playing the guitar and the other standing with the harmonica. Another great set for a diorama or stand alone.

Coming soon.





1/35 WWII Polish Boy scout

Posted by pedro.negron on February 10, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Scibor's Miniatures new release another 1/35 scale rendition of Polish boy scout from WW2.

35HM0011 - Polish Boy Scout #2

 

The figure depicts Polish Boy Scout from the Warsaw Uprising, 1944. The figure is cast in high quality resin. It is unpainted and requires assembly.

 

More on: http://sciborminiatures.com/




1/35 French Foreign Legion Crew

Posted by pedro.negron on February 10, 2014 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

AC Models new release :  French Foreign Legion vehicle crew.

ACM35009 - French Foreign Legion Crew

 

The figures are sculpted in 1/35 scale by Andy Cairns, the owner of AC Models. Designed for AFV Command Car WC 56/57, the kit contains 5 figures (4 crewmembers and a local man), and a folded tilt for the back of the vehicle. The set is cast in resin.

 

 

More on : http://www.acmodels.co.nz/


1/9 The Hobbit - Thorin Oakenshield

Posted by pedro.negron on January 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Dragon new Figure model kit for the movie the Hobbit its a real surprise!, We expected another superhero from Marvel or DC Comic, but its most welcome! expecteing to see then the dwarfs and Gandalfs in upcoming releases, here it is:


Case pack: 20 Pieces per carton

Box Size: 250 x 380 x 80mm Barcode: 0 89195 38329 7

 

MGM - "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Thorin Oakenshield 1/9 Model Kits

 

This scintillating new line from Dragon features movie blockbuster characters in 1/9 scale. Each stunning character is faithfully reproduced in model kit form, allowing collectors to assemble their figures individually. Each of the world-famous characters in the series is the end product of exhaustive CAD design, and the heroes are made with an eye to perfect accuracy and authenticity. Furthermore, the model figures are separated into as few parts as possible to ensure they're extremely easy to assemble. Indeed, within about an hour – or at the most an evening – collectors can complete assembly of their action hero in a suitably dramatic pose.

 

1/9 Model Kit Special Features:

 

This is faithfully reproduced in model kit form, allowing collectors to assemble their figures individually.

This is the end product of exhaustive CAD design, and the heroes are made with an eye to perfect accuracy and authenticity.

The model figures are separated into as few parts as possible to ensure they're extremely easy to assemble.



Coming late January 2014