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  1. I don't 'do' New Year so as well as getting on with existing models I started another which I also hope will be easy enough for me to finish in a reasonable timescale. The quite nice Eduard 1/48 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat. It's the Weekend Edition kit which I bought for £7 but it does need some add-ons so I ended up getting the Eduard Zoom set to go with it, and a set of Montex masks. Looking at some photographs, the kit and Ultracast's Hellcat seats, I decided the kit wasn't really good enough and raided the stock room as is the whole point of running a model-related business The bulkhead needs cut up for the photo etched improvements behind the headrest (the basic kit omits the rear view windows, for example) and the big block moulded in place of the tubular structure correctly depicted by Ultracast has to go too so there wouldn't be much of the kit bulkhead left. Hence, I used it as a pattern and zipped my Olfa cutter round it to get a new one from plasticard Here you go DuncanB - that's what the -3's rear windows are there for. The pilot should be able to see through them over his shoulder but every kit I remember seeing or building of the Hellcat neglects to include these. So far, I've removed the moulded side console detail and glued on the foldy-uppy PE parts so I could shoot some Colourcoats ACUS09 ANA611 Interior Green prior to sticking on the pre-coloured brass bits, paint the seat belts and do some of that arty stuff to bring out some details. Now it's green, this is what the seat and new bulkhead are going to look like, which I personally feel is a vast improvement on the alternative. To be fair to Eduard, the Zoom set does include a fold-up seat which is better than the plastic one, but the seat mounts are still over simplified for my tastes here.
  2. Greetings everyone ! My latest project ! Great model without any problems . I spayed the basic camo with gunze acrylics . After that i sprayed hairspray decanted and then white colour ( gunze ) . Toothpicks and varius brushes were used to achieve that worn look . Underside insignia are airbrushed and the uppersurfaces as also . I'm now waiting for the other decals to arrive in order to finish it . Hope you like it so far!! 15894274_10155073983284925_3285216335520820810_n by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr 15871997_10155073982279925_6782845046906959141_n (1) by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr 15871567_10155073981999925_2773712135873559227_n by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr 15872010_10155073981319925_8910818092035126965_n by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr 15894306_10155073981729925_23818272474935932_n by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr 15941100_10155073981069925_2052428110832565013_n by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr
  3. 1/72 Eduard Fw-190 A and F first CAD pictures: https://www.facebook.com/161026690575664/photos/a.909009385777387.1073741841.161026690575664/909012729110386/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/161026690575664/photos/a.909009385777387.1073741841.161026690575664/909012742443718/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/161026690575664/photos/a.909009385777387.1073741841.161026690575664/909012759110383/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/161026690575664/photos/a.909009385777387.1073741841.161026690575664/909012789110380/?type=3&theater F: https://www.facebook.com/161026690575664/photos/a.909009385777387.1073741841.161026690575664/909012799110379/?type=3&theater
  4. I started these several years ago and had one almost ready for paint, but they have been languishing on the unfinished pile for too long now. The original plan was to complete one aircraft as per the box illustration, and I had intended to use a couple of CMK resin sets along with some Linden Hill decal and stencil sheets that I had purchased at a later date on the other. However I may switch things around and use the resin and the kit decals on the second kit in the box, and because the part finished kit is almost ready for paint, I would do something using the Linden Hill sheets to wrap this one up. The box, its contents and extras. It may be a little while before I restart but I am hoping to get them finished by the deadline.
  5. USN Radar of WWII Eduard 1:350 This single sheet set of relief etched brass continues Eduards policy of releasing useful sets to add detail to parts of a model that seems to be forgotten. This set, for US WWII Radars is really quite comprehensive. The radars included are:- CXAM Early made up from only two parts, but needs a piece of styrene rod for the base. YE Aircraft homing beacon, also made from two parts and requiring a styrene pole to be fixed on. Mk3 Main battery fire control radar, made from five parts and also requiring the styrene base. 2 x Mk4 Secondary battery fire control radar, made from eight parts. SC-1 Surface search radar array, made from nine parts and utilises the kit base. CXAM-1 Surface search radar made from twenty five parts and requires a styrene base. SC-2 Surface search radar array, very complex twenty two piece unit which uses the kit base and transmitter probe. 2 x Mk22 Height finding radar for detecting low flying aircraft, made of three parts and a piece of styrene rod to attach it to the Mk4 or a Mk12 director array. 2 x Mk12 Secondary fire control radar, a seven piece unit which requires some complex folding and shaping. Fitted to the top of a Mk37 director from 1944 onwards. Conclusion This is a very useful set as it covers the entire selection of radar arrays used throughout the war. All you have to do is carefully build each array and fit to your model. Of course you will need to do some research to determine what array was fitted when on your particular subject. Review sample courtesy of
  6. International Flags Eduard 1:350 Quite a few maritime kits these days provide a selection of flags and pennants that are printed on paper. These can look ok, but generally always have a tired well worn look, like they’ve been left in the sun for a few months. Eduard have now countered this look with the release of this pre-painted steel set, which supersedes the etched brass set previously available. The forty five flags and ten pennants are beautifully painted and will look great either as a coded message from a halyard or two or even on a ship dressed overall, although it would have to be modelled for a calm day as, even though the metal is quite thin I doubt you’d be able to replicate a flapping flag too easily. To use, just cut the chosen flag from the sheet and wrap it around your favourite rigging material. Conclusion This is a very nice and easy to use set which would add a dash, or even a lot of colour depending on how many you use. Review sample courtesy of
  7. 1/72 Eduard Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX first CAD picture: https://www.facebook.com/161026690575664/photos/a.909009385777387.1073741841.161026690575664/909012812443711/?type=3&theater
  8. Have heard via the grapevine that Eduard are releasing the Lysander as a special edition, can anyone confirm? Dave
  9. Hi folk's just before she goes into the loft here's a recent build for the MTO GB the kit is well known to most and is a cracking build a bit fiddly in places I really don't like the individual exhaust stubs but as it's my third go at the kit they must be doing something right! A Libya based aircraft it retained it's European scheme before the sand/green mottled scheme worn later.Thank's for looking.
  10. In March 2017, Eduard in to rebox the Hasegawa's 1/48th Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b kit - ref. Source: https://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2016/info-eduard-2016-11EN.pdf V.P.
  11. Victor B.2 Upgrade Sets 1:72 Eduard Since its announcement this kit was the source of much excitement, and now it is on general release it seems to be popular, with supplies selling out quickly. A good kit can always been improved however, which is where Eduard excel. They have released five new sets for the kit, and as always you can pick and choose which ones you want, or your budget dictates. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Eduard's resin sets arrive in the familiar Brassin clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions sandwiched between the two halves, doubling as the header card. Interior Set (73578) Starting with adding a full set of crew seatbelts, this set consists of two nickel-plated and pre-painted frets, with all the instrument panels replaced with laminated panels with painted details. The seats also get ejection handles, headbox details and rear structural frame, throttle quadrants for the pilots, additional instruments where they are missed from the kit, and detail skins to the footwell at the crew exit. The sidewalls are also detailed with additional instruments for good measure. Zoom! Interior Set (SS578) Just the pre-painted and nickel-plated sheet (on the left above) is included in this budget set for those only concerned with the main instrument panel and the seats visible through the glazing. Exterior Set (72638) A large brass fret contains a full set of detail skins for the three gear bays and their bay doors, plus wiring looms to detail them further, and various additions to the gear legs themselves. This will require a portion of the moulded-in detail being removed beforehand, but this is fairly minor work and shouldn’t take too much effort. The final parts are some replacement/additional antennae and panels on the exterior of the airframe, plus a tail-cone insert that is inserted after removing the raised rim on the kit part. Resin Wheels(672143) Containing eighteen rein wheels (yes, 18!!!) plus a resin mudguard for the twin nose wheel, which once liberated from their casting block are a drop-in replacement for the rather detail-free and sink-mark prone kit items. The detail is superb, especially in comparison to what’s in the box, which seems to be a weak point of an otherwise godo kit. As well as the wheels you get a set of wheel masks to allow you to paint the hubs cleanly, and a small sheet of red decals that are applied to the rear of the mudguard part. Apologies for the stock picture, but I forgot to take a shot of the real thing before sending them to my colleague Paul for his build here. Masks (CX471) Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape. In addition you get a set of hub/tyre masks for the wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort if you didn’t already replace them with the set above. Review sample courtesy of
  12. Good afternoon, friends! Now, the finish line of my F/A-18C build is near and i have to kits i wanted to build absolutely! Decision is yours AMK MiG-31 B/BS Foxhound (1/48) with Eduard mask and Eduard interior or Great Wall Hobby MiG-29 Fulcrum C 9-13 (1/48) with Eduard BigEd Both kits are superb, start from one of them will be in the next 2 weeks! As said before, decision is yours! Oliver
  13. After two imperial aircraft and a bunch of post WW2 aircraft, my dad finally starts to add some models for our homeland collection that flew between the wars, starting with a 108.
  14. My dad´s newest project with the new Eduard F-4 with Kagero decals
  15. So far 2017 isn't great for modelling for me - this is the third kit i've started - first an Amusing Hobby kit that I managed to spill cellulose thinners on, then started the new release of the Classic Airframes Blenheim, only to find that i've been given 2 resin starboard cockpit sidewalls and no port sidewall. So wanted to do a kit i know will fit - out with a Tamiya :-) I got this off ebay a while ago, came with the Eduard etch set as well so started by fitting etch Then a quick blast of primer, followed by some Mr Color RLM66 Peter
  16. Mig-27 Updates (for Trumpeter) 1:48 Eduard Although Trumpeter’s new Mig-27 has a few shape issues, it can be improved and can even be fixed if you’re minded to, and it’s a modern tool Mig-27, which is nice. Eduard have done their usual fine job of producing a modular group of sets for the kit, which will improve the detail in all the main points of interest. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Interior (49803) This two sheet set, one of which is pre-painted and nickel-plated includes a comprehensive upgrade to the seat, which gets new headbox and side detail; pull-handles; cushions, and control parts. The side consoles and main panel are also updated with laminated instrument panels, with all the switches and dials painted on a muted interior green background. The rear bulkhead; cockpit sills; sidewalls and the interior of the canopy are also substantially improved by the addition of a number of PE parts, including rear-view mirrors and de-misting track around the canopy. Seatbelts STEEL (49804) A full set of crew belts, plus the seat cushion with its complicated slotted design for the aircraft, all in the new highly flexible steel PE that is pre-painted with belt details, as well as shading to infer added depth to the parts. Exterior (48904) Consisting of one large brass fret, this set contains lots of detail for the nose gear bay in the form of structural parts, skins for the walls, wiring looms and so forth. The nose gear leg is then overhauled with a lot of missing details added, the main wheel legs also receiving the same treatment, as well as adding the struts that hold the distinctive captive bay door on the “knuckle” of the leg. The afterburner is augmented with additional detailed rings; the GSh-6-30 30mm gun is detailed with a band and deflector strake; the main gear wells are filled with small panels, wiring looms, and the underside is also detailed, while a vent is opened up, boxed in and has a door added in the open position for added realism. A number of antennae are added around the airframe, plus a few small tabs at the wingtips, and the airbrakes are skinned with detailed parts, while the bays are given wiring looms to complete the look. Finally, the wheels are detailed with additional parts for the hubs, after removing the inaccurate moulded in hubs. Armament (48905) One large fret contains a comprehensive update for the many stores included with the kit, as follows: R-60 – additional panels on the missile body, plus a more realistic representation of the stabilising tips on the rear fins, rail lugs and exhaust. R-13M – A pair of PE mounting lugs. FAB-100 – a full set of new PE fins are added after removal of the old ones, with a PE jig to hold the parts in position while the glue dries, so that the central cylindrical vane (that you have to roll to shape) can be added. KAB-500KP & KAB-500L – detailed frangible exhaust caps to hide the seam at the rear. Kh-25ML & MP – Additional plates at the rear of the missile body. Kh-29T & L – Small semi-circular stiffening plates at the pivot points on the base of the fins. KMGU-2 – access panel on the nose. Drop Tanks – filler caps. Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Covers (48906) FOD covers are something we all seem to ignore, even though most aircraft wear them almost all the time when on the ground. This set provides a full set for the aircraft, covering up the AoA probes and IFF beacons on the side and under the nose with small box-like assemblies; the intakes with panels that have stiffeners moulded in which you press out using a ball-pen from the other side, and the shallow mesh boxes that cover the auxiliary intakes on the sides, all of which have grab-handles for use by the ground crew. The exhaust has a similar circular panel with simulated elastic attachment points on each side. All of these FODs need a little assembly, but once primed and painted red they will add a lot to the realism of your model, along with some RBF tags on any weapons it is carrying. Masks (EX537) Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape. In addition you get a set of hub/tyre masks for the wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort, plus a handy set of masks for the wingtip lights. Review sample courtesy of
  17. My poor poor winterized Harrier hit a big snag recently, so much in fact that Ii put it back in the box for a while. To cheer me up a little, I decided to have a deeper look into my Christmas gift: 31 different decal options, but only 2 complete set of kits. I really hope that Eduard will offer more Overtrees soon! First, I thought that I should do one of the Grey Nurses, since I do have a thing for Sharkmouths... And I definitely want to do a brown/green one, and a desert one with the blue/light blue roundels and one green one with bomb racks... So, instead of botching Bobby Gibbes rather spiffy looking machines I decided to start with this to learn how to build an Eduard Spitfire. Pictures to follow! //Christer
  18. It's 2017 now, so now it's time for a new special offers thread. Remember, like the title says, we get new offers in stock pretty much every Friday, so keep checking our website every Friday! Meng 1/700 HMS Rodney £22.00 Trumpeter 1/700 USS West Virginia (1945) £21.30 USS Maryland (1945) £19.60 Trumpeter 1/350 1/72 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf110C-6 Ltd Ed £19.20 Eduard Avia B.354 Serie III Profi £9.70 Eduard Lavochkin La-7 Profipack £9.00 Eduard Bf110G-2 Profipack £14.00 Eduard Fw190A-8 Profipack £10.80 Eduard Fw190F-8 Profipack £8.60 Eduard Spad XIII Weekend £4.30 Eduard L-39C Albatros Weekend £6.80 Eduard L-39ZA Albatros Weekend £5.90 Eduard F6F-5 Hellcat Weekend £6.30 Eduard F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter Weekend £6.30 Eduard Fw190A-8 Std Wings Weekend £6.30 Eduard Fw190A-5 'Heavy Fighter' Weekend £6.30 Eduard MiG-15Bis Weekend £6.30 Eduard MiG-15UTi Weekend £6.50 Eduard Avia B.534 serie III weekend £5.00 Eduard Avia B.534 Serie IV weekend £5.00 Hobby Boss AH-64A Apache £7.90 Hobby Boss Mil Mi-2US Hoplite gunship £9.40 Hobby Boss Mil Mi-2URP (anti tank) £9.40 Meng 1/72 F-106 Delta Dagger £20.60 1/48 Eduard P-47D Thunderbolt 'Over Italy' Ltd Ed £26.60 Eduard F-86 Sabre Ltd Ed £30.60 Eduard Albatros D.III Profipack £10.20 Eduard Aiva B.534 Serie III Profi £10.20 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf109G-5 Profi £18.00 Eduard MiG-21R Profipack £21.40 Eduard MiG-21R Weekend £12.40 Eduard F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter Weekend £9.70 Eduard Avia B.354 Serie IV Weekend £7.00 Eduard Fokker DR.1 Weekend £6.60 Eduard Nieuport Ni-11 Weekend £7.80 Eduard Spad XIII weekend £10.80 Eduard Yak-3 Weekend £9.00 Eduard Mirage III Weekend £15.70 Hobby Boss P-61B Black Widow £25.60 Hobby Boss P-61C Black Widow £25.60 Meng Me410A-1 £28.30 Meng Me410B-2/U4 £26.80 Revell 1/48 Spitfire IX/XVI £13.70 1/35 Armour 1/32 Hobby Boss IL-2 Sturmovik £36.00 thanks Mike
  19. Stencil Decals for Spitfire Mk.XVI 1:72 Eduard This sheet sees Eduard continue their line of stencil decals with a set for their superb new Spitfire Mk.XIV kit – available now as a dual combo Profipack edition. This is, nevertheless, a generic set which should be suitable for all Mk.XVIs. The sheet is very comprehensive as you would expect, and includes a full set of stencils for the airframe. The sheet is actually the same as that provided in the aforementioned Profipack kit, so you won't need to buy it if you already have that particular version (good bit of Britmodeller consumer advice there) Conclusion As with their other recent sheets, these decals appear to have been printed in the Czech Republic by Eduard themselves. The sheet is well printed and details are crisp and clear. If you have one of Eduard's new Spitfire XVIs and you have the patience to apply all of these stencils, then this sheet will provide you with a great finishing touch. Review sample courtesy of
  20. Falanga 9M17P - Brassin Resin Accessories 1:72 Eduard The 9M17P Skorpion, known in the West by the NATO reporting name 'AT-2 Swatter C', is a Soviet/Russian Anti-Tank Missile designed to be launched from helicopter platforms such as the Mi-24 Hind. A development of the original 3M11 Falanga, the 9M17P featured improved range and reliability, as well as a new Semi-Automatic Command to Line of Sight (SACLOS) guidance system. The missile was used during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, as well as some other conflicts in which the Mi-24 gunship has played a role. The missiles are each cast a single piece, while detailed launch rails are provided on the small fret of photo etched brass parts. A tiny decal sheet has also been included The casting is flawless and details are nice and sharp. Review sample courtesy of
  21. Fw 190F8 Profipack Edition 1:72 Eduard The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s. His aim was to create a fighter that was not only fast and agile, but also reliable. It had a wide track undercarriage to improve ground handling and also utilised electric rather than hydraulic controls to reduce the risk of system loss in combat. The Fw 190 also marked a departure from aircraft like the Bf109 and Spitfire as it combined a 14 cylinder radial engine with a development of the NACA cowling system. This choice was crucial as it meant that the Fw190 would not create additional demand for DB 601 liquid cooled engines. It also allowed a low drag profile for such a powerful engine. Despite early teething problems, the Fw 190 first entered operational service over France in August 1941. It proved to be quite a shock for the RAF whose 1440hp Spitfire Mk.V, the best fighter available at the time, was outclassed in terms of firepower and all round performance, particularly at lower and medium altitudes. The Fw 190 F8 was a fighter-bomber variant developed from the A8 fighter, but with a revised supercharger for improved low-altitude performance and bomb racks under the wings and fuselage. Eduard have long been capable of churning out excellent kits, but in 2011, with the release of their Hellcat series, that they really set a new standard for plastic kits in the smaller scales. Since then, they have added several superlative kits to their lineup, including the BF110 series, MiG-15 and MiG-15UTI series and their latest release, the Spitfire Mk.IX. They are still adding to their range of Fw 190s though, the newest of which is the F-8. This version of the kit is part of the Profipack range, which means it benefits from the inclusion of masks, photo etched details and a no fewer than five decal options. The kit itself is made up of over 200 plastic parts spread across of three sprues of blue-grey plastic (although a significant number of these are not used for the F8) and a single clear sprue with the now-familiar circular layout. Being a Profipack, photo etched parts and masks are also included. The instruction book is a glossy, stapled booklet with full-colour painting diagrams. All together, the impression is of a quality package. As you would expect from Eduard, the quality of the plastic parts is second to none. The mouldings are clean and crisp and there are no traces of flash or sink marks. The surface detail on the outside of the airframe comprises recessed panel lines and delicately engraved rivet and fastener detail. It looks absolutely superb. Eduard haven't skimped on the detail elsewhere either; sub-assemblies such as the cockpit are right up there with high end resin items when it comes to the quality and quantity of detail. The cockpit is made up of over thirty parts (including photo etched details), which is a truly phenomenal for a kit of this size. The photo etched parts cover obvious items such as the rudder pedals, seat harnesses and instrument panel and side consoles, although for the latter two items there are plastic alternatives. They really help to raise the level of detail a notch. Once assembled, the whole thing can be sandwiched inside the fuselage halves along with the firewall and the basic-but-good-enough-in-this-scale engine. Setting the semi-completed fuselage to one side for a moment, construction turns to the wing. The lower wing is moulded as a single span, to which the main spar (which also forms the rear wall of the main landing gear bays) must be added. The other parts which form the structures and details of the landing gear bays must also be added at this point, prior to everything being fixed in place by the addition of the upper wing surfaces. If you wish to use the supplied bomb racks, remember to drill out the appropriate holes at this point. The ailerons are moulded separately to the rest of the wing, which opens up some possibilities for the diorama builder, as well as enhancing the level of realism. Turning back to the fuselage, the rudder is also moulded as a separate part while the tail planes are solid lumps. In common with other kits of the type, the upper fuselage forward of the cockpit is moulded separately (in this case as two parts with a third for the cannon barrels). Once the basic airframe is together, it’s time to fit the undercarriage and other finishing details. Each of the main gear legs is made up of two parts, although you have the option of removing the plastic torque links and replacing them with photo etched versions. The wheels themselves are made up of nicely moulded tyres and separate hubs. This should make painting them much easier. As this is the F8 version, you get a whole extra sprue containing a wide choice of ordnance including a drop tank, three different types of bomb and two different types of rockets and launch rails. Alternative photo etched parts are provided for the ballistic tails of the bombs. A number of small parts are included to cover the final details, including the aileron balance weights and various aerials and antennae. The canopy deserves a special mention as there are four rear sections included; blown and unblown, with different parts for closed and open options. Two propellers are included as well, although only one is needed for the included options. Decal options are provided for a generous five aircraft: Fw 190F8 5./SG 77, Cottbus, Germany, early 1945. This aircraft is finished in RLM 74/75 over RLM 76; Fw 190F8 SG 2, Hungary, late 1944/early 1945. This aircraft is finished in a similar scheme, but with a temporary winter whitewash and a red cowling ring; Fw 190F8 1./SG 4, Piacenza Air Base, Italy, 1944. This aircraft is finished in RLM 79/80 over RLM 76; Fw 190F8 W.Nr. 584592, SG 2 or SG 10, Nuremburg, Germany, May 1945. Finished in RLM 81/83 over RLM 76; and Fw 190F8 SG 10, Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, May 1945. Finished in RLM 83 over RLM 76. Each option is illustrated with a four-view profile as well as detailed illustrations of the propellers or drop tanks where appropriate. The decals, which are printed by Eduard, look crisp, thin and glossy and the colours used are nice and bold. Conclusion While it may be a fairly uninspired choice of subject, there's no denying that Eduard have delivered the definitive kit of the Fw190, as well as providing a prime example of the kit maker's art. The level of detail they have packed in is as superb as the engineering is excellent, and the kit appears to be accurate in every major way. Overall this is a winning package and can be highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  22. Just a quick message to say we are now stocking Eduard's January releases - including the re-issued 1/72 Bf110G-4 Profipack (some new marking options) and the first of the weekend 1/48 Bf109G-6's. We're also stocking the latest AZ/KP releases in 1/72, which are the Bf109 V-tail and the cheap KP P-51B, Bf109G-6 and Spitfire IX. We've just got some new bargains in (as well as existing bargains!) such as the 1/72 Meng F-106 Delta Dart, Hobby Boss F-14D Super Tomcat, Eduard's 1/48 P-47D 'Jugs over Italy' amongst others. We're also stocking the new and revised Vallejo Model Air aircraft paint sets, there's loads of WW2 RAF sets, WW2 Luftwaffe which have been around for a few months now but there's also WW2 and Modern US Navy aircraft sets plus Modern USAF aircraft sets. More recently Vallejo have released paint sets for Japanese Army and Navy aircraft of WW2 and have revamped their USAAF WW2 sets, with the likes of the Curtiss Dupont colours and specific USAAF desert colours. Finally they have releases 3 sets covering the Russian Air force from the 1930's to the end of WW2. thanks Mike
  23. AGM-114 Hellfire (648280) 1:48 Eduard Brassin The Hellfire is a fire-and-forget anti-armour missile that has been used extensively (and expensively) in the Middle East, both against armour, and targets that are required to be taken out with precision. Carrying only 20lbs of high explosives in its warhead, it is still a powerful weapon and speeds to the target using its own radar guidance, which is housed behind a snub glass nose cone. They are the favourite arms of the Apache and the Predator drones due to their low weight and precision, and numerous variants have been used. As usual with Eduard's larger resin sets, they arrive in the familiar Brassin rectangular box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions on top, doubling as additional protection. This set contains resin and Photo-Etch (PE) parts to build eight missiles, plus a pair of four-missile Multiple Ejector Racks, as well as a choice of clear and FOD covered seeker heads. The main missile body is a single part, with a clear or opaque resin seeker head, PE fins fore and aft, plus a PE exhaust ring. If the missiles aren't being used on a rack, a small resin part is attached just behind the nose, otherwise the lug is subsumed within the rail once attached. The four-point racks are made from a resin body with two arms attached to provide the extra stations, with PE rail ends, a PE rear panel, and some additional resin pipework between the rails. The missiles are shown in a set of scrap diagrams to show the location of the decals, which are supplied on a small sheet within the bag that contains the two PE sheets. As usual, the colour call-outs are provided in Gunze codes. A 4-pack of Hellfires under the wing(let) of any suitable aircraft looks rather good (IMHO), so these should sell incredibly well. As always with Eduard resin, the casting is first rate, crisp, and with sensibly placed casting blocks to ease removal of the parts. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  24. Eduard will not only produce a 1/48th P-51D (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974169-148-north-american-p-51d-mustang-by-eduard-release-in-2018/) but also a North American P-51B Mustang kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/posts/1523757530972522 V.P.
  25. Fw 190A-5 Light Fighter (7439) 1:72 Eduard Weekend Edition The Focke-Wulf Fw190 was designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s. His aim was to create a fighter that was not only fast and agile, but also reliable. It had a wide track undercarriage to improve ground handling and also utilised electric rather than hydraulic controls to reduce the risk of system loss in combat. The Fw190 also marked a departure from aircraft like the Bf109 and Spitfire as it combined a 14 cylinder radial engine with a development of the NACA cowling system. This choice was crucial as it meant that the Fw190 would not create additional demand for DB 601 liquid cooled engines. It also allowed a low drag profile for such a powerful engine. Despite early teething problems, the Fw190 first entered operational service over France in August 1941. It proved to be quite a shock for the RAF whose 1440hp Spitfire Mk.V, the best fighter available at the time, was outclassed in terms of firepower and all round performance, particularly at lower and medium altitudes. The A-5 was developed when it was determined that the Fw 190 design could carry more ordnance. The engine was moved forward 6 inches thus moving the centre of gravity and allowing more weight to be carried aft. The Kit Eduard now seem to be on a mission to produce a long line of Fw 190 kits in 1.72 so the modeller of "The one true scale" does not miss out. The Fw 190A-8 profiPACK was reviewed here, the Royal Class boxing here, and the PROFIPACK boxing here. The kit itself is made up of twosprues of dark blue-grey plastic and a single clear sprue with the now-familiar circular layout. The instruction book is a glossy, stapled booklet with full-colour painting diagrams. Included are a sheet of colour photo etched parts, and a sheet of masks. All together, the impression is of a quality package. The quality of the plastic parts is second to none. The mouldings are clean and crisp and there are no traces of flash and no sink marks. The surface detail on the outside of the airframe comprises recessed panel lines and delicately engraved rivet and fastener detail. It looks absolutely superb. Eduard haven't skimped on the detail elsewhere, with sub-assemblies such as the cockpit being up there with high end resin items when it comes to the quality and quantity of detail. The cockpit is made up of over thirty parts (including photo etched details), which is a truly phenomenal for a kit of this size.. Once assembled, the whole thing can be sandwiched inside the fuselage halves along with the firewall and the basic-but-good-enough-in-this-scale engine face. Setting the semi-completed fuselage to one side for a moment, construction turns to the wing. The lower wing is moulded as a single span, to which the main spar (which also forms the rear wall of the main landing gear bays) must be added. The other parts which form the structures and details of the landing gear bays must be added at this point, prior to everything being fixed in place by the addition of the upper wing surfaces. The ailerons are moulded separately to the rest of the wing, which opens up some possibilities for the diorama builder, as well as enhancing the level of realism. Turning back to the fuselage, the rudder is also moulded as a separate part, although the tail planes are solid lumps. In common with other kits of the type, the upper fuselage forward of the cockpit is moulded separately (in this case as two parts with a third for the cannon barrels). Once the basic airframe is together, its time to fit the undercarriage and other finishing details. Each of the main gear legs is made up of two parts, The wheels themselves are made up of nicely moulded tyres and separate hubs. This should make painting them much easier. Ordnance is taken care of with a drop tank and a single bomb, along with the associated racks and shackles. There are a number of small parts included to cover the final details, including the aileron balance weights and various aerials and antennae. The canopy deserves a special mention as there are four rear sections included; blown and unblown, with different parts for closed and open options. Two propellers are included as well, although only one is needed for the included options. Decal options are provided for two aircraft as seems to be the norm for weekend editions now. Fw 190A-5 Stab JG 54, Soviet Union, Spring 1943. Fw 190A-5 Flown by Oblt. Rolf Strohal, StabI./JG.1, Deelen, Netherlands April 1943. Each option is illustrated with a four-view profile. The decals, which are printed by in house, they look crisp, thin and glossy and the colours used are nice and bold. In addition to the main sheet there is a sheet of Stencils printed. Conclusion Eduard have continued to deliver outstanding kits of the famous fighter, as well as providing a prime example of the kit maker's art. The level of detail they have packed in is as superb as the engineering is excellent, and the kit appears to be accurate in every major way. It is good to see this now in a weekend edition, it can be highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of