- Published on Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Steve Warrilow is a name you might have heard of. If you are a WW1 aviation modeller, there is certainly an excellent chance. Steve is one of the amazingly talented sculptors behind David Allen's 'Wings Cockpit Figures' company. We recently took a look at the first releases from this exciting enterprise, so when David told me the next set were in transit, I couldn't wait. Woohaa!
- Published on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
We recently reviewed Eduard's new-tool 1:48 MiG-21PFM 'Cold War Tarantula' ProfiPACK release, and of course, following the kit release, we are now beginning to see a swathe of aftermarket accessories and upgrade sets which are tailor-made. The first of the ones that we'll look at is the rather misleadingly titled 'MiG-21PFM interior'. Misleading perhaps, because this is the cockpit only. Any other interior detail, such as wheel bays and engine nozzles, will be found on either existing detail sets, or some of the new PFM detail sets we'll be reviewing. Ok, that's out of the way! Let's look further....
- Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 00:00
1:32 Fokker Eindecker seatbelts
Catalogue # See article for price and code
Available from HGW
The last Fokker Eindecker kits from WNW were always going to end with us seeing a number of upgrade sets hit the market. Whilst we are about to1 see the new resin Taurus engines for these new kits, HGW have got the ball rolling with some initial micro-fibre seatbelt sets for those of us who don't like the photo etch ones that are supplied in the kit. Today we look at seatbelts for both the Fokker E.I and Fokker E.IV kits.
- Published on Monday, 09 December 2013 00:00
1:32 Bf 109E engine set (for Eduard kit)
Catalogue # 5033
Available from CMK for 37,80€
Eduard's 1:32 Bf 109E has been out for a while now, and we have reviewed several incarnations here on SP&R. Indeed, Eduard also released numerous detail sets for their kit, with the Brassin engine and gun mount coming to mind foremost. Back in 2010, CMK, also well known for their high grade resin detail sets, released their engine upgrade for this kit too. As SP&R/Large Scale Modeller now work with MPM/CMK, we have been given an opportunity to take a look at some items from the fairly recent back-catalogue, with this set being first up.
- Published on Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
1:32 Hannover and Albatros Lozenge decal sets
Catalogue #: see article for # and price
Available from Old Propeller
Old Propeller have begun to extend their already excellent range of lozenge decals by introducing these THREE new sets which I picked up from Vladimir Ziska whilst at Scale Model World, Telford, recently. If you'd like a recap as to the previous releases from this company, take a look at the review we posted HERE. These new sets introduce two aircraft previously not touched by their specific cookie-cut sets, and these are:
- Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For me, the Bf 110 is one of those aircraft which defined my hobby when I was a kid. I build numerous 1:72 Airfix renditions of this type, and I still have an affection for it now, including a small library of walkaround images of the machine in the Technik Museum in Berlin. My stash still has a couple of un-built DML 1:32 Bf 110 kits just begging attention. The last Eduard 1:48 Bf 110 kits that landed at SP&R were reviewed by fellow staff, so I make no apology for being selfish and wanting to take a look at Eduard's latest Zerstörer incarnation myself.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
Lozenge Decal Sets – Faded and Factory Fresh
See article for code and price
Available directly from Aviattic
Is it really 4 months since we looked at the inaugural releases from Aviattic? Proprietors Richard Andrews and Harry Green have been beavering away behind the scenes for a number of years, travelling the world to look at and analyse fragments of orginal WW1 German lozenge fabric. This has been a costly feat and a labour of love which resulted in the first decal set releases that we reviewed HERE. I already know there are countless other sets which will be added to this initial portfolio, and today we are lucky enough to look at some of the next sets, with some in both larger and smaller scale too.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 00:00
Harder and Steenbeck
Item # 125503
Available in the UK for £60. For dealers around the world, please click this link for further information.
I am sure most will remember the task of making a first airbrush purchase as being one that is often full of dread and despair for the beginner. Get it wrong and it can lead to misery and sheer frustration and you hard earned cash being wasted. As we all know only too well the market is flooded with the good and the definitely not so good. With cheap, poorly built imitation models in abundance the task of getting it right first time becomes even harder.
- Published on Monday, 02 December 2013 00:00
1:48 Yak-3, Spitfire and P-40 upgrade sets
Department of Correction
See article for details on price etc
Department of Correction from Poland is a relative newcomer to the aftermarket scene, but they have wasted no time releasing some exciting and high-quality resin correction sets for popular kits on the market. In this review I'll be checking out some of their offerings in 1/48
- Published on Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
1:32 Upgrade sets for Bf 109, Fw 190 and Caudron
Department of Correction
See article for details on price etc
Department of Correction from Poland is a relative newcomer to the aftermarket scene, but they have wasted no time releasing some exciting and high-quality resin correction sets for popular kits on the market in both 1/48 and 1/32. In this review I'll be looking at several sets in 32nd scale, so lets have a look at some of what D.O.C. has to offer!
- Published on Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Hot news from Barracuda Studios!
Barracuda Studios is proud to announce 11 new resin sets in all three scales... something for just about everybody. This is the first of two announcements. Part 2 will follow in the next day or so. These 7 new sets have a decidedly British theme, as they were debuted at the IPMS/UK National convention earlier this month. That, and I really love British aircraft! First up is a suite of new products for the beautiful 1:48th scale Spitfire PR XIX kit from Airfix. The kit prop is accurate, but was not fitted to most production Mk XIXs. The vacform canopy fixes the flow lines problem in the kit canopy. The hollowed out exhausts speak for themselves, and the new wheels are just much more detailed and cool looking. A fast and easy upgrade for a very nice kit of a gorgeous Spitfire variant.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:00
Messerchmitt Bf 109F
£15.99 from MMP Books
This is the second of Mushroom Model Publications' Yellow Series books I have looked at, the previous covering one of Messerschmitt's lesser known aircraft, the Bf108 Taifun. The same cannot be said for the Bf109 - arguably the most famous aircraft ever, and I say this as a confirmed lover of the Spitfire. This book is in the same format as the Taifun volume, but looks at just one variant of the 109, the F or 'Friedrich' as it is commonly known. It is 128 pages long, and covers the Bf109 F from development, prototypes, production and experimental airframes. It contains numerous colour and black and white photographs - the former largely museum walkarounds; scale plans, technical drawings and colour profiles.
- 1:32 Lozenge, faded and overprinted, and Naval lozenge from Old Propeller
- KAGERO PUBLISHING PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 2013
- 1:48 Salmson 2A2, Mid Type from GasPatch Models
- Building the Wingnut Wings Fokker D.VII from Albatros Productions
- 1:32 Desktop Messerschmitt Bf 109F from Imcth
- PzKpfw IV At The Front - Update No.2 from 8wheels-good Publishing
- Windsock 'World War Centenary' Vol.29, No.5 from Albatros Productions
- 1:48 MiG-21 PFM 'ProfiPACK' from Eduard
- 1:32 Heinkel He 111P 'Cutaway Kit' from HPH
- IPMS Scale Model World Telford UK Show Report 2013 50th Anniversary.
- Heinkel He 111 Ps of KG 27 from Kagero
- Forthcoming release from Taurus Models
- 1:32 Fokker D.VIIF from Pheon Decals
- HK Models 1:32 Meteor F.4 - First Look
- Barracuda Studios News ***NEW FOR TELFORD SMW 2013***
- No Place for Beginners from Dalrymple & Verdun Publishing
- 1/72 Tucano Display 2012/13 Decal Set from Alley Cat
- 1/48 MiG-25PD/PDS Foxbat Kitty from Hawk Models
- 1/32 Bf 109G-6 Upgrade Set for Revell kit from Alley Cat
- 1:32 Fokker E.I from Wingnut Wings