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April 2018

27/04/2018

New and now in stock from Corgi AA28004 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 ‘Yellow 1’

New in stock from Corgi AA28004 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 ‘Yellow 1’ 9./JG 26, Caffiers, France, August 1940, this 1:72 scale model is priced at £46.95. By the early stages of the Battle of Britain, Luftwaffe pilot Gerhard Schopfel had already achieved the status of fighter ace, but during August 1940, he was to increase his victory tally significantly. His most successful day came on the 18th August, whilst leading an independent hunting patrol of Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighters across southern England. Whilst over the Folkestone area, he spotted the Hurricanes of... Read More

27/04/2018

Proposed for release w/c 14th May from Corgi AA33618 Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA459/F ‘MacRoberts Reply’

Proposed for release week commencing 14th May from Corgi AA33618 Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA459/F ‘MacRoberts Reply’, 90th Anniversary Scheme – 100 Years Of The RAF. This 1:72 scale model is priced at £74.95. Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA459/F ‘MacRoberts Reply’, RAF No.15 Squadron, 90th Anniversary Scheme, Operation Ellamy, 2011 As one of the world’s most capable low-level strike aircraft, able to operate at day or night and in all weather conditions, it is sobering to think that the RAF began operating the Panavia Tornado over 35 years ago and it is... Read More

25/04/2018

Proposed for release w/c 14th May from Corgi AA34317 Fw190 A-8/R2 11.(Sturm)/JG 3 Willi Maximowitz 1944

Proposed for release week commencing 14th May from Corgi AA34317 Fw190 A-8/R2 11.(Sturm)/JG 3 Willi Maximowitz 1944, this 1:72 scale model is priced at £46.95. Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R2 ‘Black 8’ Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/JG.3, Dreux Airfield, France, June 1944 Having survived the Luftwaffe onslaught during the Battle of Britain, the RAF had replenished their fighter numbers, which included the latest versions of the Supermarine Spitfire, to a point where they began mounting offensive sweeps over Northern Europe. As these became more successful, the arrival of a new... Read More

25/04/2018

Proposed for release w/c 14th May from Corgi AA27607 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, V6799 McKenzie

Proposed for release week commencing 14th May from Corgi AA27607 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, V6799 McKenzie, 501 Sqn, Gravesend 1940, this 1:72 scale model is priced at £46.95. Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V6799 / SD-X Pilot Officer K.W Mackenzie, RAF No.501 Squadron, Kenley, October 1940 It is difficult to imagine how the young men of Fighter Command managed to cope with the rigors of aerial combat during the Battle of Britain. Facing overwhelming odds and with the fate of the nation squarely in their hands, they were forced to fight for their... Read More

24/04/2018

New images added for Hobby Master HA1997 F-4J Phantom 155890, VMFA-212, USMC, Circa 1970s

New images adde for Hobby Master HA1997 F-4J Phantom 155890, VMFA-212, USMC, Circa 1970s. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £59.95. The F-4D was an improved “C” variant with most improvements being internal electronics and avionics. The F-4D entered operational service in April 1966 and joined the combat forces in Southeast Asia in May 1967. With the arrival of the “D” most of the “C” variant were reassigned to ground attack with the “D”s taking on the air-to-air interceptor role. In 1968 – 1969 a total... Read More

24/04/2018

New images added for Hobby Master HA4513 F-15DJ “Aggressor” 72-8090, JASDF, 2010

New images added for Hobby Master HA4513 F-15DJ “Aggressor” 72-8090, JASDF, 2010, pre-orders on this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £67.95. In 1967 the U.S. became aware of the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat. This made it necessary to develop a new aircraft to counter the MiG-25. The USAF rejected the USN F-14 Tomcat and issued its own requirements. The solution came in the form of the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle. The F-15A made its inaugural flight in July 1972 and in January 1976 the first Eagle entered service. The... Read More

19/04/2018

New box art images added for Corgi AA34317 Fw190 A-8/R2 11.(Sturm)/JG 3 Willi Maximowitz 1944

New box art images added for Corgi AA34317 Fw190 A-8/R2 11.(Sturm)/JG 3 Willi Maximowitz 1944, pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £46.95. Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R2 ‘Black 8’ Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/JG.3, Dreux Airfield, France, June 1944 Having survived the Luftwaffe onslaught during the Battle of Britain, the RAF had replenished their fighter numbers, which included the latest versions of the Supermarine Spitfire, to a point where they began mounting offensive sweeps over Northern Europe. As these became more successful, the arrival of a... Read More

19/04/2018

New images added for Moebius Models MMK974 Convair-Ehricke Nuclear Exploratory Spacecraft – 2001 The Lost Science

New images added for Moebius Models MMK974 Convair-Ehricke Nuclear Exploratory Spacecraft – 2001 The Lost Science – 1:8 Scale Model Kit, pre-orders are being taken for this kit at £27.95. New from Moebius! All-new tooling brings this kit of Krafft Ehricke’s Space Race-era speculative design for a nuclear-powered interplanetary exploration vessel to life. The spacecraft was to be built in low earth orbit and powered by a Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle (NERVA) nuclear thermal rocket engine, and could theoretically a crew of four to Mars. The all new Moebius... Read More