SS Normandie 3-in-1 Kit (1:700)
Check out Blue Ridge Model's newest release... the SS Normandie. This kit is officially licensed with French Lines and can be built 1 of 3 different ways out of the box.
Barque Krusenstern (1:200)
The Krusenstern (also known as Kruzenshtern) is a four-masted barque that was built in 1926 in Bremerhaven, Germany as the Padua (named after the Italian city). She was surrendered to the USSR in 1946 as a war reparation item and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770–1846). She is now a Russian sail training ship.
Just catching up on our Mail Call series. This is where we show you what items we recently have received for review. If you want to check to see if a sample is still available, just look at our electronic spreadsheets. The links are on the homepages under the Reviews area.
USS Sirius AK 15 comes to BFM (1:700)
Battlefleet Models announces a brand new 1/700 scale kit in resin, the USS Sirius AK-15
AJM Models has been at the drawing board again! The news is the release two new kits very soon, Class A and Class B British Destroyers!
Kriegsmarine U-Boat crew (1:48)
1941 Kriegsmarine submarine crew from Hecker & Goros
Type VIIC U-Boat U-552 (1:48)
Trumpeter has announced the September 2016 release of TRP06801, a Massive 1/48 version of the German Type VIIC U-Boat in 1/48 scale.
Polish submarine Sep (1955) (1:400)
Mirage Hobby of Poland has released kit 40048, the Polish submarine ORP Sep (“Vulture”) as the vessel appeared in 1955.
aircraft carrier IJN Ryujo (1:700)
Aoshima of Japan has announced the September 2016 release of kit AOS01239, the Imperial Japanese Navy light aircraft carrier Ryujo as she appeared at the time of her destruction during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
Floating A New 1/700 Series (1:700)
Meng Model has just announced a new line of kits to their ever growing line of models. The New Plesiosaurous Series offers 1/700 scale ship, HSM Rodney and the USS Lexington.
BattleFleet Models have been selling Peter Hall’s Atlantic Models PE for about 10 years now. They are happy to announce that they are now carrying his full line of 1/350th ship accessories and 1/350th ship kits.
BattleFleet Models is happy to announce their kits will be available again in the United Kingdom thru Starling Models
“World of Warships” Yamato (1:1200)
Zvezda of Russia has recently released a 1/1200 scale rendition of the Japanese battleship Yamato to go with their “World of Warships” gaming system.
“World of Warships” Shinano (1:1200)
Zvezda of Russia has recently released a 1/1200 scale rendition of the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano to go with their “World of Warships” gaming system.
Type XXI U-Boat (1:72)
Considered by some maritime historians as the first 'true' submarine in that its performance was better when submerged than on the surface, the Type XXI u-boat is available in a new 1/72 kit by RC Subs. As usual with RC Subs previous offerings, it abounds with PE.
IJN Signal & Deck Lights (1:700)
Shelf Oddity of Poland has announced product SO700101, a set of tiny 1/700 scale IJN Signal & Deck Lights from World War Two.
IJN Naval Binoculars (1:700)
Shelf Oddity of Poland has announced product SO700101, a set of tiny 1/700 scale IJN Binoculars from World War Two.
IJN Deck Winches (1:700)
Shelf Oddity of Poland has announced product SO700101, a set of tiny 1/700 scale IJN Deck Winches Set from World War Two.
IJN Target Tracking Optics (1:700)
Shelf Oddity of Poland has announced product SO700125, a set of tiny 1/700 scale IJN Optical and target tracking devices from World War Two.
SMS Moltke Class Battlecruiser (1:700)
Released last month, a 'Limited Edition' waterline resin kit of a battlecruiser class from Kaiser Wilhelm's Kaiserliche Marine. Moltke and her sister ship, Goeben, the only two vessels of this class, served in the First World War.
1/192 CSS Tallahassee Kit Comes to Port (Other Scale)
Earlier this month Flagship Models had released the CSS Tallahassee, a twin-screw steamer blockade runner from the American Civil War. It looks like another excellent kit from Flagship.
A new waterline kit of a Crown Colony cruiser packaged under the name HMS Jamaica - 1942. This cruiser class was of light cruisers of the Royal Navy named after Crown Colonies of the British Empire.
To ready your IJN heavy cruiser or battleship for night fighting, here's something from Shelf Oddity. A set of 8 individual 110cm Model 92 Shiki searchlights (post 1938).
A new PE set for kits of old US Navy battlewagons that were upgraded for service in a new World War. Away with caged masts and on with new radar sets, catapults and more.
Hawker Sea Hurricane MK.IB/IIC (1:700)
3D printed parts of the aircraft that went from the Battle of Britain to sea. Of about the 14,000 Hurricanes produced, 800 were converted for the Fleet Air Arm’s use.
A new publication in the 'Duel' series by Osprey veterans author David Greentree and artists Ian Palmer and Peter Dennis gives a look into the Mediterranean theater of battles between British submarines and Italian surface vessels.
The latest from NNT is an Acheron Class destroyer from the Great War. 23 of these vessels were completed before the start of the war and were considered to be excellent handling ships. Also, NNT is re-releasing some of their previous kits.
Italian WWII Torpedo Boat Pegaso (1:350)
E.V.A. just released its third kit in 1/350 scale, this time we have the "Regia Torpediniera" Pegaso. The kit is made of resin with PE sheet and decals.
3D printed planes of the US Navy's top scoring fighter of the Second World War and of their night fighter variants. Perfect for the deck of your Tamiya late war USS Saratoga kit.
IJN Mikasa Waterline Kit (1:700)
Coming this summer is a waterline version of one of naval battle history's greatest victors - His Imperial Japanese Majesty`s Ship Mikasa. This is a new tool kit with what looks to be excellent details.
H.I. Sutton's latest article on his Covert Shores website is a survey of submarines with nuclear attack capability in the world today. It's not just the United States and Russia anymore.
Protected Cruiser Svetlana (1:350)
New from Combrig, a resin kit, with full hull and waterline kit versions available, of the Russian Imperial protected cruiser Svetlana. She was built to be a royal yacht for Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanov , commander-in-chief of the Imperial Russian Navy.
The latest from Niko is another waterline kit of a civilian vessel class drafted into military service for World War II by Japan. The kit is labled after the lead ship in a class of 13 ships.
Three new ‘boomer’ submarine kits are now being produced by Micro Mir. All boats are SSBNs (Ballistic Nuclear Submarines) of the US Navy that served before the current Ohio class boats entered service.
If you're improving your 1/350 scale battlewagon kit, here's one (or two) more items you can add to your aircraft catapults - resin Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes.
3D Printed Naval Mine Sets (1:700)
Naval Mines were used extensively in both world wars and many designs from the First World War were also used in the Second. These two sets would be appropriate for a diorama for either war.
WWII USN 20 ton Cranes (Early) (1:700)
For your 1/700 World War II dockyard, brass, 20 ton cranes for loading cargo and supplies onto your vessels. This makes a nice follow on to AMW's previous 150 ton crane.
Slated to roll out in October of 2016, Tumpeter Models releases a New Tooling for the PLA Chinese Navy Type 22 Missile Boat.
An accurate and highly detailed funnel for USS Lexington CV-2 as the she appeared from 1936 to 1940 is now available in 1/700 and 1/350 scales
Italian WW2 Submarine Tazzoli (1:350)
This is the second release by E.V.A. Another 1/350 resin kit with PE and decals. The hull is cast in a single whole piece making the assembly pretty straight forward.
Vintage Wings of Canada has published “Inn of the Divine Wind,” a selection of excerpts from Reiko Akabane’s Hotaru Kaeru, a memoir of the Kamikaze pilots in World War Two.
ATEM 50007, HMS Undine detail set in 1/500 scale.
Italian WW2 destroyer Vivaldi (1:350)
EVA, a Russian and Italian collaboration, release the first in a series of limited edition kits focused on Italian and Royal Navy warships of the Second World War; Navigatori Class destroyer Ugolino Vivaldi
IJN Aircraft Carrier Hiyo 1944 (1:700)
Fujimi of Japan has announced the August 2016 release of kit FUJ43141, the IJN Aircraft Carrier Hiyo (1944) in 1/700 scale.
IJN Type 91 Aerial Torpedoes (1:700)
Five Star Models of China has announced the May 2016 release of kit FSM710051, a set of eight Imperial Japanese Navy Type 91 aircraft torpedoes in 1/700 scale.
Warbird Decals has issued a decal upgrade set to outfit AMT’s 1/520 scale USN aircraft carrier USS Akron/USS Macon.
What good is an aircraft carrier without aircraft? Shapeways has issued a Heavier-Than-Air (HTA) unit of 11 aircraft to outfit AMT’s 1/520 scale USS Akron/USS Macon.
USN Airship USS Akron/USS Macon (Other Scale)
Round 2 has issued kit No. AMT892, a re-release of AMT’s 1/520 scale USN aircraft carrier USS Akron (ZRS-4) or USS Macon (ZRS-5) plastic model kit from 1976.
We got some great looking (boxes) of new kits from Takom, Plus Model, Flyhawk and Italeri.
USS Halibut SSGN/SSN 2-in1 (1:350)
Today Blue Ridge Models releases the 1/350 scale model of the USS Halibut. This kit is a 2-in-1 kit that includes the option of building either the SSGN or the SSN (regulus or special ops) version of the USN Submarine 587
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