Fundekals' new website is online! Here's their announcement: "Fündekals is proud to announce that after a lengthy delay, our entirely new, vastly improved web site is now live! We hope you'll be pleased with the fresh new look. All of our currently available decals are featured in easy to navigate pages, with links to our PDF instruction manuals adjacent to each individual product. We plan on uploading the PDFs for our "retired" decals that are no longer available as well, since many people have requested them (that's a work still in progress). We’re actively soliciting submissions to our customer gallery page. If you’ve built a model using fündekals, and you’d like the world to see it, please submit photos and information on what you’ve built to firstname.lastname@example.org! Please visit us at www.fundekals.com to see what's new!"
Following on from the release of his earlier aircraft titles, Spencer Pollard has announced his first diorama book in almost ten years. The new book harks back to a distant time of inspiration, aspiration and dreams of what was possible. This is ‘The Legacy.’ The first of a planned series of books, this one deals with a number of the most famous German kits, all four of them appearing in Tamiya’s Top 10 list of all-time best-sellers. The subjects covered, are as follows:
‘Pinned Down’ – featuring the Sd.Kfz. 251 Hanomag
‘Desert Raiders’ – featuring both the Panzer II Ausf.F/G and SAS Jeep
‘Once A Hunter…’ – featuring the Panther Ausf. A
‘Of No Avail 2.0’ – featuring the 88 mm Flak 36/37
Volker Vahle, long time Project Manager for Revell Germany, will be retiring at the end of this month. Volker has been a great friend of modelling - a professional and an ethusiast who has delivered many great kits into the hands of modellers over the decades. Volker has always had a great knack for picking popular subjects and reaching out to some of the most prominent experts in the field for research and development. One of the highlights of my visits to ScaleModelworld at Telford was the chance to chat with Volker. Even on the busy Revell stand, he was always happy to share his views and fill everyone in with news of future releases. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Volker a very long and happy retirement!
Photo: Telford 2003 - Revell's in-house modeller at the time, Joachim Krause (left); with Volker Vahle (right)
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Tamiya's brand new 1/48 scale F-4B Phantom II. You can see my 14 minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube. I bought this from Lucky Model:
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Tamiya's brand new 1/35 scale Sd.Kfz. 2 Kettenkraftrad. You can see my eight minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube. Please note there are three figures in the kit, not four:
Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that second edition of Airframe Album No 1 - The Heinkel He 219 will increase to 144 pages including extra walkaround pictures, new and redrawn 3D isometric images as well as two kit builds as well as other information that has come to light-essentially a new book. There's no increase to the cover price and the preorder offer remains in place. Publication scheduled for early July
The new issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This issue we have five build articles including my Attitude Aviation 1/32 Spanish Bf 109 E-1 conversion, Mike Williams' Airfix 1/48 Civilian Spitfire Mk.XIV, Zvezda's 1/72 Mi-24D by Rafal Zbigniew, Aurelio Reale's Italeri 1/72 F-35 and Eduard's 1/48 Bf 109 G-6 by Jason Brewer. MAI continues to be published and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Dora Wings' brand new 1/48 scale Seversky J9, the first release in their P-35 family. You can see my nine minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube:
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Gas Patch Models' brand new 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 163 B-2 Komet. I made a couple of errors in the video (hazard of saying the first thing that comes into my head) - there are six marking options, not five; and the two curved 3D resin parts are not ammo feeds. They are alignment jigs for the 30mm cannon. You can see my 12 minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube:
The 48ers is offering all Masks at 10% off until Sumday, May 16 at midnight (PST). On a separate note, Zeus Projects just released the first resin detail set based on the Hypersonic Models upgrade set for the Zoukei-Mura F-4E Phantom II kit in 1/48. The Zeus Projects upgrade set for the Greek Air Force is limited and just a few items are still available. More here.
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Special Hobby's brand new 1/32 scale Westland Whirlwind F. Mk.I. You can see my 12 minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube:
I am very sad to report the passing of Matt Odom, friend of many on HyperScale and recent contributor to Military Illustrated Modeller magazine. Sincere condolences to Matt's family, friends and colleagues.
For this weekend's The 48ers sale, all Tools & Supplies are offered at 10% off while all Books at 35% off! The sale will finish on Sunday, May 9 at midnight (PST). Click here to see all products participating in this weekend's sales.