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  1. MikroMir is to release a 1/72nd Silbervogel German liquid-propellant rocket-powered sub-orbital bomber kit - ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silbervogel Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/2689794791098240 3D renders V.P.
  2. New MikroMir/AMP project is to release 1/48th and 1/72nd de Havilland DH.88 Comet kits. 1/48th - ref. 48017 - Havilland DH.88 Comet Source: https://fr-fr.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/1750103291734066 3D renders V.P.
  3. MikroMir is to release a 1/72nd Horten Ho-IX V1 kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/2689807157763670 3D renders V.P.
  4. MikroMir is to release a 1/48th Kaman OH-43D (HOK-1) Huskie kit - ref.48013 So for sure a family of Huskie Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/1925194124224981 First 3D renders - a damn complex heli! V.P.
  5. MikroMir is to release a 1/32nd Miles M.14 Magister kit - ref. Source: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2607434466000940&id=1416295571781508 V.P.
  6. MikroMir is to release a 1/48th Supermarine S.5 kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/1959896374088089 V.P.
  7. MikroMir AMP is to release a 1/48th Sikorsky R-5 / H-5 injected kit - ref. 48001 Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1454794704598261&id=1416295571781508 In my favourite scale 3D renders V.P.
  8. After the Sikorski HO3S-1 (link) AMP is to release a 1/48th Westland Dragonfly kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/1668994186511644 3D renders V.P.
  9. MikroMir is to release a 1/72th Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 flying wing kit - ref. ? Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/2647338678677185 3D renders V.P.
  10. AMP/MikroMir is working on a new tool 1/48th Aérospatiale/Westland Gazelle helicopter kit. Source: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235045628-amp-mikromir-news-questions-wishes-and-more/&do=findComment&comment=3190879 V.P.
  11. MikroMir is to release in 2017 2019 (?) a 1/72nd Kharkiv KhAI-3 (KhAI-AVIAVNITO-3) flying wing kit - ref. 72014 Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014382-khai-3-хаи-3-172/ CADs V.P.
  12. In project/design by MikroMir is a 1/48th Fokker G-1A Jachtkruiser kit - ref. 48-016 Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1512478232163241&id=1416295571781508 3D renders in progress V.P.
  13. MikroMir is to release a 1/72nd Kalinin K-7 kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1466199806791084&id=1416295571781508 V.P.
  14. MikroMir AMP is to release 1/72nd E.E. Canberra kits. Among them T.11/ B.2 /Tp.52 Swedish air force etc. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/1768192206591841 V.P.
  15. After the Sikorsky HO3S-1 (link), AMP is to release a 1/48th Bristol Type 171 Sycamore kit - ref. 48004 I really like these vintage small helicopters... In the right (quarter) scale! Source: the HO3S-1 box V.P.
  16. MikroMir AMP is to release a 1/48th Piaggio-Pegna Pc.7 hydroplane kit - ref. 48011 Source:https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2021057591305300&id=1416295571781508 V.P.
  17. MikroMir is to release a 1/144th Handley Page Victor B.1 - ref. 144027 Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235001063-handley-page-victor-b1-1144/ To put alongside the Great Wall Hobby (GWH) and Pit Road Victor B.2/K.2 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234964961-1144-victor-b2-gwh-kit-l1004/ 3D renders V.P.
  18. AMP (MikroMir) is to release a 1/144th Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit kit - ref.14402 Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/1853390211405373 V.P.
  19. MikroMir next 1/48th helicopter with jets rotor kit is a German World War II Doblhoff WNF 342 V-4 - ref. 48008 Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/2052033198207739?__xts__[0]=68.ARDUD4fOJGVINsG5WQyPCrbtFCyrIi15ApG95B7trBxR6yjxvl197pE6blLjwzF78ZcpEUkowaLXjDq6WipwG5EyrVKKK-y_Avl421Xbt26W0VWrVbRJQ76h_KAQ4kB0mF9AwP-bygOr7wHEVTDnWWUOkiGP3QhAI2hMqsbdrf82G7Uf9dM-dg&__tn__=-R V.P.
  20. Thanks Maks MikroMir is reported working on a 1/144 Tupolev Tu-22KD "Blinder-B" kit - ref. Source: http://www.greenmats.club/topic/967-анонсы-моделей-авиации-mikromir-официальная-тема-производителя/?do=findComment&comment=62413 3D render V.P.
  21. Good day people. As the Astute draws to an end, I thought I'd give an opening salvo of the next build. The next submarine subject was selected by my better half because it has more 'sticky up bits' than the other ones, so here it is. Extract borrowed from Wiki: The K-class submarines were a class of steam-propelled submarines of the Royal Navy designed in 1913. Intended as large, fast vessels with the endurance and speed to operate with the battle fleet, they gained notoriety and the nickname of "Kalamity class" for being involved in many accidents. Of the 18 built, none was lost through enemy action, but six sank, with significant loss of life, in accidents. The obligatory preamble: Boxart showing 'sticky up bits' which I think means masts, funnels and guns...looks interesting. Sprue shot. Some PE and stickers for three subs. K15 sank at her mooring in Portsmouth. K16 sank in Gareloch after colliding with K-12. K-22 was originally K-13 which sank but salvaged. Instruction sheet. Hopefully I will start this after SMW Stuart
  22. After the Mach2 (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011263-172-avro-york-by-mach-2-release-november-2016/) kit announced for Telford SMW 2016, here's the Mikromir's 1/72nd Avro York kit project. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011331-avro-york-172/ CAD V.P.
  23. Project 685, (Mike Class), Submarine Mikro Mir 1:350 The Project 685 was an advanced submarine developed to test advanced submarine technologies. The design was initially developed in the 1960s, but the first unit was not laid down at Severodvinsk until 22 April 1978. The submarine K-278 Komsomolets was launched on 09 May 1983 and commissioned in late 1984. The hull was of double-hull configuration, divided into seven compartments: Torpedo room, Accommodations, Control room, Reactor compartment, Electrical motors, Turbines and Auxiliary mechanisms. The inner pressure hull was titanium, light and strong, making her the world's deepest diving submarine, and her operating depth below 3,000 feet was far below that of the best American submarines. A personnel rescue sphere was fitted in the sail to enable the crew to escape in the event of an underwater emergency. On 07 April 1989, while the Komsomolets was submerged at a depth of 500-1,250 feet, a fire erupted in the aft compartment when a high-pressure air line connected to the main ballast tanks, which allow the submarine to control its depth, burst a seal. A spray of oil hit a hot surface, and a flash fire began which soon spread through cable ways despite closed hatches. The emergency system to protect the nuclear reactors from overload kicked in, and the propeller shaft stopped. The boat managed to surface eleven minutes after discovery of the fire, but the rupture in the main compressed air system fed the fire further. The crew fought the fire for several hours before the submarine flooded and sank. Of the 69 crew members, 42 were killed in the accident, most dying in the water of hypothermia. The Komsomolets sank 180 km southeast of Bear Island off the coast of Norway in 1,500-1,700 meters of water. The Komsomolets was carrying two nuclear torpedoes when she sank. Two investigations, one by a state commission and another conducted independently, failed to fully account for the magnitude of the accident, though the independent commission suggested that Komsomolets had construction flaws. Others have claimed that the crew was not properly trained to operate the submarine's equipment. The site of the accident is one of the richest fishing areas in the world, and the possible leakage of radioactive material could jeopardize the local fisheries, valued at billions of dollars annually. Several underwater submersible missions to the site revealed that sea water was corroding the casings of the warheads and the hull of the submarine, a process accelerated by the rapidly shifting currents. On 24 June 1995 work began on sealing parts of the hull, and the objective was achieved at the end of July 1996. The hull was said to be safe for at least 20 to 30 more years. The Model As with the other kits from MikroMir that I’ve reviewed recently, this one comes in the standard top opening box with a painting of the boat in its natural habitat. Inside the parts are held in a easy opening poly bag, containing two sprues of grey styrene, three if you include the stand, a small sheet of etched brass and a small decal sheet. Construction begins with the joining of the two hull halves, split horizontally, rather than vertically of the previously reviewed releases. To this the four piece sail is attached, to which the modeller has the option of fitting up to eight masts and periscopes. The horizontal hydroplanes are each made up of upper and lower halves, which when glued together are fitted to the hull and two small PE propeller blades attached to the pod on the ends of each. The upper and lower rudder sections are then glued into position as are the forward hydroplanes. The propeller is made up of a central boss and eight PE blades, four at the tip and four forward of the first, much like a contra-rotating prop. The hull is then fitted with four large two piece reverse teardrop shaped pods, two on each side roughly amidships. These look like water intakes for the reactor cooling/steam generation, but if any of the BM massive knows exactly what they are I would love to know. There are four square aerial like shapes fitted two each side on the upper hull, midway between the sail and the rudders, and a strake like shape on the lower hull aft. Decals The small decal sheet provides quite a lot of markings for the submarine. These include the bollard locations, but also for the escape/access hatch which is provided as two parts to improve the opacity of the white sections. There are also depth marks for the bow, amidships and stern. Conclusion It’s reviewing models like this one that tells me I don’t know half as much about Submarine classes as I thought, as I’d not heard of this one or its fate. As they say at work, everyday is a school day. This is also why I like MikroMir models so much, they really do release not only the famous boats, but the more, somewhat obscure subs. They are also willing to receive ideas as to what to produce next, just as long as there are plans available. Review sample courtesy of
  24. Spanish Submarine Peral Mikr Mir 1:144 Isaac Peral was born on 1 June 1851 in Cartagena, a large and densely populated city on the Mediterranean coast, which was established as a naval base in the 16th Century. At the tender age of 14, Peral enrolled at the San Fernando Naval Military School in Cadiz, and at 16, he earned a commission into the Spanish Navy. During his Naval career, Peral was involved in active duties, travelling to Cuba and the Philippines. Peral excelled in his work, and was awarded a medal for bravery. In 1882, Peral was awarded the role of Professor of Physics at the Escuela de Ampliación de Estudios de la Armada. His growing knowledge of science and technology, combined with an understanding that Spain needed new methods to protect their territories overseas, spurred him to begin work on the plans for El Peral, a submarine designed for military use. With the encouragement and financial input of the naval minister Manuel de la Pezuela, Peral was able to build a full sized model of his design and which was launched in 1888. El Peral measured 22 metres in length, with a cigar-like shape, and was powered by two electrical 30 horse power engines. During the testing process, the submarine simulated both day and night time attacks, along with firing three Whitehead torpedoes. Unfortunately, despite promising results, in 1890, further investigation of underwater vessels for military use was brought to an end. In 1890 Peral was withdrawn from service, equipment removed, and the hull stored at La Carraca Arsenal. In 1913 her demolition was ordered but this was not carried out. In 1929, Admiral Mateo García de los Reyes, first commander of the Spanish submarine forces, managed to reclaim the hull and towed it to Cartagena, putting it ashore at the submarine base. In 1965 the authorities of Cartagena succeeded in moving the hull to the Plaza de los Héroes de Cavite. In 2002 was moved to the Paseo Alfonso XII, in front of the port of Cartagena. In 2013, Peral was restored and moved to the Cartagena Naval Museum. The Model The kit consists of two sprues of light grey styrene, one of clear styrene and a medium sized etched brass sheet. The kit is contained in the standard, colourful Mikr Mir box. As with most submarine kits, there aren’t a lot of parts and shouldn’t take too long to build, even in this scale though it is still a small submarine model, although some of the etched parts look to be quite fiddly. The instruction sheet just shows two complete operations with all the parts arrowed to their positions, broken up with only a few magnified areas where required. The hull is spilt horizontally and once glued together is fitted out with the addition of the bow torpedo door, upper and lower rudders, which are moulded complete with their support frames, the two main propeller shafts, shaft supports, tower trunk, two periscopes and two ventilators. The seven clear parts are used to shroud the lower tower, and on top of the tower trunk. You will need to paint the lower tower black first, and mask off the window areas before painting the hull colour. The rest of the build is accomplished using the PE parts provides, these include a small propeller on the underside, right aft, in front of the lower rudder, along with the protective guard that goes over it, along with a similar propeller and guard fitted right forward, just aft of the torpedo door. The main propellers are glued to their shafts, followed by their individual bosses, and shaped accordingly. The trickiest parts of the PE to assemble are for the two platforms that are fitted either side of the tower. Each platform consists of eight supports and the separate decking, but with patience these will look great when assembled and fitted to the model. Conclusion MikroMir really have a knack of producing interesting and unusual subjects, and this is another one that I knew nothing about. It’s great that they have chosen to release this in 1:144 scale as it makes this really small submarine that little bit bigger once built to show off, measuring out at around 155mm long when complete. Review sample courtesy of
  25. Project 628 Submarine Mikro Mir 1:350 In 1952-1953 design efforts began on Project 628, an updated Soviet XIV series (K-class) submarine configured to conduct experimental launches of the 10XN Volna (wave) subsonic cruise missile. This missile – developed by Chelomei's design bureau – was powered by twin ramjets; the missile was launched from a ramp with the aid of single booster rocket. Initially though the tests were conducted using Russian built versions of the German V-1 flying bomb in a similar way that the US Navy was also using this missile. Although Western intelligence reported launchers installed near Leningrad and Vladivostok for this missile, it did not enter ground or naval service. It was rejected for naval service because of guidance limitations, the high fuel consumption of available ramjets, and the ongoing development of supersonic missiles. Versions of the 10XN did enter service with the Soviet Air Forces in 1953. The Model Mikro-Mir seems to be cornering the market for weird and wonderful submarines, and they certainly don’t shy away from any submersible subject. This kit comes in the standard style cardboard box with a drawing of the sub overlaid onto photograph of the real thing firing a V1 off its ramp. Inside the kit is tightly packaged inside a poly bag complete with etch, decals and a simple instruction sheet. The grey styrene is quite soft, but the details are very finely done with no flash or other signs of imperfections. Construction is very simple and begins with the assembly of the conning tower and hanger. The two tower halves are glued together sandwiching the conning deck to which two periscopes have been attached. The hanger comprises of two halves and the main door, which gives the option of the modeller posing it open and detailing the interior. Two PE ladders are then glued to the tower. One on each side along with the PE window frames for the front of the tower. The two hull sections are joined together, followed by the separate main deck, and extreme aft section of decking. Each propeller shaft and rear dive plane are moulded as a single piece, to which a support strut and PE propeller are added before being glued to the hull, along with the forward dive planes and tower assembly. There is an addition deck section fitted to the rear of the hanger which provides the support for the aft end of the ramp. The three piece ramp is then assembled, this includes the elevation actuator. The ramp assembly is then glued into position. The tiny V1 flying bomb comes with in two parts witht eh ramjet separate, ones assembled it can be fitted to the ramp. The kit is then finished off with the addition of PE DF aerial and safety line supports before being attached to the supplied stand. Decals The small decal sheet provides markings for two submarines, K3 and K21 along with four bollard location markings, but there are no mention of any markings on the painting guide. Conclusion Well, this is certainly an unusual one to have in the collection and great to see MikroMir taking it on. With the colourful red and white squares on the V1 body to add a bit of colour to the standard grey and read of the hull it will stand out from the crowd. Review sample courtesy of
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