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1/48 Stearman PT-17 Plastic Model Kit

Stearman aircraft are twin-seat biplanes first built in the mid-1930s and popularized by their use as a trainer for military pilots. Thousands of these aircraft rolled off assembly lines and introduced American pilots to the fundamentals of being a pilot. When the war ended, thousands of surplus trainers went on to do every civilian job from crop dusting to barn-storming aerobatics. Ease of maintenance and great handling made them popular wherever they went. Kit features

1/48 BOULTON PAUL DEFIANT Mk1 by AirFix

99 parts in grey injection moulded plastic; 14 parts in clear plastic; markings for two aircraft. An interesting subject, as it became obsolete just as it came in to service. The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns. It was a contemporary of

New 1/72 Phantom FG.1 from Airfix

STOP PRESS New Tooling Announcement for the Scale ModelWorld Show. Airfix are proud to announce that the latest addition to their 1/72nd scale kit range will be a newly tooled example of the magnificent British McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II. Produced to the exacting standards modellers have come to expect from Airfix kits, this new model marks one of the most significant Cold War jets to serve with Britain’s armed forces and one which provided sterling

New Airfix Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 1:72

Airfix just announced a 1/72 scale Boeing B-17 G in new tooling, I must say Its was about time for a new tool version of this Iconic World War Two Aircraft, so we need to compare it with the latest version of Academy and see how much have improved this new kit, in the meantime check the fantastic pictures and the description brought from the Airfix website:   "The definitive version of this classic USAAF heavy bomber,

1/48 German Haunebu Model Kit built

The SS E-IV (Entwicklungsstelle 4), a development unit of the SS occult “Order of the Black Sun” was tasked with researching alternative energies to make the Third Reich independent of scarce fuel oil for war production. Their work included developing alternative energies and fuel sources through coal gasification, research into grain alcohol fuels, less complicated coal burning engines for vehicles and generators, as well as highly advanced liquid oxygen turbines, total reaction turbines, AIP (Air

1/48 Kawasaki T-4 “Blue Impulse 2016” Limited Edition

Looks what is coming soon from Hasegawa! Matsushima's aerial acrobats Japan's Air Demonstration Team, Blue Impulse, entertains airshow crowds every year with stunning aerobatic feats in T-4 trainers. These subsonic planes are perfect for the precise maneuvers that the team has to execute, including drawing logos across the sky with smoke pumps. Blue Impulse is based at Matsushima Airfield, which also houses an F-2B training squadron and an Air Rescue Wing. Decal Option: JASDF 4th AW, 11th Sq.,

Meng Models – P-51 D Mustang

Meng Models announced a new model for WWII Aircraft enthusiast, the Well know P-51 D version in 1/48. But what the wuzz with this particular kit? This kit will combine snap-tite or no glue mounting very similar as Bandai is doing with the Star wars line. The kit still will be a top of the line, and will require some glue alone the way, but will have a far more easier approach in the building experience

Airfix in 2017 See what they are cooking for us

Welcome to the latest edition of Workbench and your regular update from the fascinating world of Airfix modelling. We begin our latest blog with the exciting news that we have a BIG announcement for you this week and something that Workbench readers will be the first to hear about. You've been waiting for news of our 2017 range, and as we build towards the full 2017 range announcement we have the first exclusive reveal of

New Pictures of the 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

This set of pictures of the upcoming Tamiya F-14A in 1/48 scale surfaced yesterday thanks to Tamiya USA. Judging by the look of these images, Tamiya has done a great job with the sought after 1/48 F-14A. From my old unfinished F-14 from Hasegawa, all I remember is frustration and the great amount of cursing. Enjoy these pictures of the new Tamiya F-14A Tomcat courtesy of Tamiya USA.  

1/48 “AREA-88” F-8E Crusader “Shin Kazama” Limited Edition

Area 88 is a Japanese manga series by Kaoru Shintani serialized between 1979 and 1986. The story is about a young pilot named Shin Kazama and his experiences at Area 88, a mercenary air force base secluded in the desert of a war torn country. Shin goes from head of his class at a world-renowned aviation school dating the beautiful daughter of an airline president to a mercenary fighter pilot bound to Area 88 by

Academy B-17E ‘Pacific Theater’

The B-17E (299-O) was an extensive redesign of that used in previous models up to the B-17D. The most obvious change was a redesigned vertical stabilizer, originally developed for the Boeing 307 by George S. Schairer. The new fin had a distinctive shape for the time, with the other end of the fuselage retaining the well-framed, ten panel bombardier's nose glazing from the B-series design. Because experience had shown that the plane would be vulnerable to

1/48 T-33A “Shooting Star” from Great Wall Hobby

Early Version T-33A Great Wall Hobby - Nr. L4819 - 1:48 Great wall hobby is bringing one of the favorites among the jet lovers, the Lockheed T-33A trainer jet. A Little history cortesy of Wiki: The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is an American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then

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