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  1. After the 1/48th kit (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007915-148-messerschmitt-bf109abcd-by-arsenal-model-group-amg-cads-sprues-release-october-2016/) AMG is to release a 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109A/B/C/D kit - ref. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007915-148-messerschmitt-bf109abcd-by-arsenal-model-group-amg-cads-sprues-release-october-2016/&do=findComment&comment=2531650 Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1692296211082833&id=1505395696439553 V.P.
  2. After the Bf.109F "Friedrich" (link), Bf.109G "Gustav" (link) and Bf.109K "Kürfurst" (link), AZmodel is to release a new tool 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109E "Emil" family. Source: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010228-kpaz-central-discussion-questions-answers/&do=findComment&comment=3565762 First boxings - December 2020 - ref. AZ7658 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-3 "Battle of Britain" - ref. AZ7660 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-3 "Over Spain - ref. AZ7661 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-3 "Battle of France" - ref. AZ7663 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-7 Trop "Over Africa Next batch - 2021 - ref. AZ7659 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-7 - ref. AZ7662 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-4 - ref. AZ7664 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-3 - ref. AZ7666 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-4 box art V.P.
  3. The Revell new tool, easy click, 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6 Gustav - ref. 3653 - is on approach This kit was first announced in 1/48th scale (link) and is now reported 1/32nd scale in the Revell homepage ! Sources: https://www.revell.de/en/products/novelties/model-set-messerschmitt-bf109g-6-easy-click-system.html https://1999.co.jp/eng/10919805 (still announced in the 1/48th scale kits as in most of the hobbyshops) box art V.P.
  4. This one came as a complete surprise to me: https://www.specialhobby.info/2020/11/news-from-special-hobby-112020.html
  5. This weekend at the E-Days 2013 the box art picture from the Eduard's future 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf.109 G-6 kit. Source: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=78075. V.P.
  6. SOVA-M is to release in August 2022 a 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109W-2 kit - ref. SVM-72039 Sources: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=561073025809401&set=a.561071819142855 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72039 https://www.aviationmegastore.com/messerschmitt-bf109w-2--beach-trolley--expected-mid-august-2022-sova-models-svm-72039-aircraft-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=189143 Box art V.P.
  7. Wingsy Kits is working on a new tool 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf.109E-1/-3/-4/-7 family of kits. My only comment: I'm not the investor, it's the model kit market that will decide the well or not well-founded of this choice. Source: in the comments https://www.facebook.com/Wingsykits/photos/a.961746970607307/2446782888770367/?type=3&theater V.P.
  8. And the 2021 (or 2022 or later...) most original kit will be: the Zoukei Mura 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf.109... Sigh Source: https://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/sentiment/oyajiblog_112.html The Zoukei-Mura 1/32nd Fw.190 thread is here: link V.P.
  9. Sources http://www.azmodel.cz/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/AZmodel/478579078833373?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline AZModel is working on a new tool Messerschmitt Bf.109G "Gustav" & K "Kürfurst" (link) families in 1/72nd. V.P.
  10. HA-1112M-1L Buchon The Movie Star (AZ7669) & The Air Show Star (AZ7670) 1:72 AZ Model The Hispano Aviación HA-1112 was a licence-built version of the Messerschmitt Bf 109, manufactured in Spain but fitted with a variety of different powerplants. The M-1L was the final variant of the type and was named Buchón (Rock Dove). It was fitted with the Rolls Royce 27 Litre Merlin V12 and Rotol propeller, both readily available from UK postwar surplus. The new engine further altered the appearance of the HA-1112, giving it a prominent chin intake and intakes at the top of the cowling instead of the bottom for the inverted V of the DB engines originally used in wartime 109s. Although hopelessly outdated at the time of its introduction into service in the mid-1950s, the Buchón was considered to be perfectly adequate for its intended role helping to police Spanish territories in Africa. The availability of the anachronistic Buchón was a boon for postwar film makers however, who were famously able to use it in place of the Bf.109 in films such as Battle or Britain and Dunkirk, although many of us can spot one a mile away. They’re also sometimes seen at air shows in warbird guise, as they are a lot more readily available than Bf.109s, and the support infrastructure for Merlins is more common. The Kit These two kits are reboxings of the 2021 new tooling from AZ, and they depict the Buchon in either Movie guise or as an air show participant with identical plastic in both boxes, just the decals and the boxes that set them apart. They arrive in a small end-opening box with a painting of the subject on the front, and decal options on the rear, while inside are two sprues of grey styrene, a small Ziploc bag containing the clear parts, instructions and decals, all within a resealable clear foil bag. Construction begins with the cockpit, which is made up from a floor part with rear bulkhead and rear deck, plus instrument panel with raised details, sidewall details moulded into the fuselage, the control column, rudder pedals, trim wheel and separate base to the seat. The completed assembly fits within the fuselage halves along with the exhaust stacks and backing plate inserted from within before closure. The top cowling and chin intake are inserted into their slots, then it’s time to make up the wings, which have an almost full-width lower and two upper halves with the wingtips moulded-in. You have a choice of arranging the split flaps behind the radiator fairings according to the scrap diagrams, and a pair of fences are glued on the upper wing along an engraved guide line. The main gear legs are each single struts with separate wheels and bay door covers, and a scrap diagram shows the correct angle for them to be set. The tail-wheel is a single part, and there is a separate rudder, plus the four-blade prop with two-part spinner slipped into the hole in the nose. If you are portraying a movie star, the wingtips should be trimmed slightly according to a scrap diagram, and the cannon fairings on the leading edge of the wings should be removed and smoothed over, drilling a hole to insert a simple rod and adding two supports under the elevators. The movie version also has a WWII-style antenna added behind the canopy. For the Spanish version the wings are left as-is and the cannons are attached to the fairings with a choice of twin-rail unguided rockets under the wings. The horn balances on the ailerons are applied to both the movie and in-service airframes, although this isn’t made abundantly clear on the instructions. The canopy is moulded as a single part, but is clear and thin, as is the head armour part that installs in the cockpit behind the pilot. Markings Each boxing has three decal options on their sheet, with the layout printed on the rear of the box and reproduced below. From each box you can build one of the following: The Movie Star (AZ7669) The Air Show Star (AZ7670) The decals are well-printed with good registration, colour density and sharpness. The carrier film is thin and glossy, and although it extends perhaps a little further than usual, it’s thin enough not to make a difference. Conclusion The Buchon is an attractive variant of the Bf.109, and modelling a Warbird or Yellow-Nosed Bleeper from The Battle of Britain movie is a popular subject. The other markings options are unusual and interesting too. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  11. After the "Gustav" (link), AZmodel is to release a family of 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109K "Kürfurst" family. Source: Test parts for K-4, K-6 and K-14 variants. V.P.
  12. UPDATED After the E/Emil, F/Friedrich, G/Gustav, Azmodel is to release 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109K "Kurfürst" kits. Source: https://www.facebook.com/artscale.eu/posts/4167235886704577 1st schemes V.P.
  13. Hobby 2000 is to rebox the Dragon (link) 1/32nd Messerchmitt Bf.109E Emil kit. Source: https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=105045&start=4635#p2473387 - ref. 32004 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-3 Emil - ref. 32005 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-4 Emil - ref. 32006 - Messerschmitt Bf.109E-7 Trop Emil V.P.
  14. That's it. Source: http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1401462248/Zvezda+109G-6 V.P.
  15. Hi everyone! Culminating a very unproductive modelling year, I finished yesterday this one. It’s Wingsy kits Bf.109 E-1 model in 1/48, using some Kagero decals for the pilots personal markings, the white charging bull and the Mickey cartoon. The pilot was Oblt. Karl Ebbighausen, from JG 26 in the mid of 1939, few months/weeks before the outbreak of WW2, and who previously done a commission in Spain with Legion Condor (hence the markings). This is a great kit, only let down is the excessive use of PE for parts that could have been in plastic. Hope you like it and wish you a splendid 2022
  16. HobbyBoss is to release in late August 2021 a 1/18th Messerschmitt Bf.109E Emil - ref. 81809 Source: http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=187&l=en V.P.
  17. After the Bf.109G "Gustav" family (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234948834-172-messerschmitt-bf109g-k-families-by-azmodel-released-g-1g-2tropg-6trop-release-january-2016/) here are the AZmodel 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109F "Friedrich". Source: http://azmodel.cz/avizo/AVIZOAZ-EN-0116.pdf V.P.
  18. Border Model (http://www.bordermodel.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/Border-Model-339312286698433/) is to release soon a 1/35th (not 1/32nd!) Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6 "Gustav" kit - ref. BF001 Source: https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7176370921 V.P.
  19. Modelsvit has announced new design and molds 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf.109C-3 & D-1 kits - ref. 4805 & 4806 So at first sight nothing in common with the recent AMG/Dora Wings kits (link). Time will tell. Source: https://www.facebook.com/modelsvit/posts/2317027111899660 V.P.
  20. Dragon Models is working on a new tool 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf.109E kit - ref. DR5550 Sources: http://platz-media.com/blog/2019/09/22/2019-ahs-dragon/ http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/9386.html V.P.
  21. AMG is to release a 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6/N with FuG 217 "Neptun" - ref. 48703 Sources: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1761792314133222&id=1505395696439553 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1761792247466562.1073741878.1505395696439553&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1761239314188522&id=1505395696439553 Test assembly photoetching parts for Bf.109G-6/N with FuG 217 Plastic models - Eduard V.P.
  22. Arsenal Model Group (AMG) is to release in 2016 a 1/48th twin-seats Messerschmitt Bf.109G-12 kit or conversion set - ref. AMG 48702 Source: http://amg-models.net/2015/12/03/мессершмитт-bf-109g-12/ V.P.
  23. A&A Models is to release in late October 2020 a 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf.109T1/T2 kit - ref. 4806 Source: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2171578336320123&id=1048501705294464 Kit comes with decals for 5 liveries (2 x Bf109T2/ 3 x Bf.109T1), PE sheet, adhesive masks and 2 canopies (open/closed). Box art V.P.
  24. Eastern Front Fighters (ED72010) 1:72 Exito Decals During WWII the Eastern Front was a cauldron of death and destruction for both the Soviet and German troops, and a heavy toll was exacted on all that participated. The German Luftwaffe fought there in large numbers, drawing experienced aviators from the Western Front to try to stop the advance of the Soviets back into their own territory, rolling the Nazis up and over the border into Germany and their eventual defeat between the jaws of the allied vice. This decal set arrives in Exito’s high quality resealable packaging with a big piece of card keeping everything straight and tidy. Within is a glossy cover sheet plus three double-sided glossy sheets detailing each of the three decal options with many views to assist with the painting and decaling process. Small photos confirm the design choices of the artists and a list of colours necessary to complete painting is given in a number of brands, with a handsome pair of profiles on the backside that is suitable for hanging on the walls as a poster once they have fulfilled their job as instructions. The decals are printed by Cartograf, which is a guarantee of good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin matt/gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas. From the set you can build any or all of the following: Bf.109E-7 “White 2”, flown by Lt. Heinrich Ehrler of 4./JG5, Alakurtti, Finland, late April 1942 Bf.109F-4 Trop, W.Nr.10266, Flown by Maj. Gordon Gollob, Kommodore of JG77, Oktoberfield, Crimea, Soviet Union, June 2-6 1942 Bf.109G-6 “White 10”, flown by Oblt. Robert “Bazi” Weiß, Kapitän of 10./JG54 Northern sector of the Eastern Front, USSR, January 1944 Conclusion Another cracking set of decals from Exito, who are showing their attention to detail and pure quality in every release. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of [url=" https://exito.site/"][/url]
  25. RetroWings is to release a 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109Z-2 Night Fighter kit - ref. RTW7201 Two AZmodel Bf.109G + new sprue Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RTW7201 http://www.modelarovo.cz/predstavujeme-messerschmitt-bf-109z-1-72-retrowing-az-model/ V.P.
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