My brand new Tamiya 1/48 scale F-35A Lightning II arrived from Lucky Model today. I will write up a detailed review next week, but in the meantime here is a tour of the contents of the kit, including in my opinion the most impressive example of a single moulded part that I have ever seen. See if you can pick the part I am talking about! Check the video out on full screen - another beauty from Shizuoka:
On November 16th, Archer Fine Transfers website will be deleted leaving only a banner announcement that they are closed and an email link to handle customer service, so you only have a day or two to get your final orders in. Woody will still be in the office every day to feed the office cats and answer emails. Although Archer will be gone, there is still much to be done and Woody will be there you if you need help.
It has been brought to my attention that some or all of the late-style windscreen in the Airfix 1/48 Avro Anson kit has a faint mould flaw on the top rear third of the part. This looks like a fine hair but it is actually moulded in the part. I checked mine and it is there, although very faint. It might be worth checking your kit.
The consensus of opinion appears to be that the panting / quilting / oil-canning effect on the wings of the new Airfix 1/48 scale Avro Anson is correct. I have changed the text of Friday's review to reflect that. Also please note that the colour of the code letters on the Australian marking option is Light Slate Grey (thanks to Ed Russell for the clarification).
I have archived "What's New" entries from April to Septemberl 2022. These may be found, along with all the other What's New archive pages dating back to 2008, at the bottom of this page. Earlier entries may be found in the Indexes.
And a reminder for our Australian visitors, the ScaleACT model show will be held in Canberra this coming weekend, featuring a model competition, displays, traders, tutorials and more. More details may be found here.
For our Australian visitors, the ScaleACT model show will be held in Canberra on the weekend of 5 and 6 November 2022, featuring a model competition, displays, traders, tutorials and more. More details may be found here.
Valiant Wings Publishing has released details of their next book: The Bristol Beaufort - A Technical Guide by Richard A. Franks. The title is now in production and is availbale to pre-order on Valiant Wings Publishing's website. Publication is scheduled for mid-November. This title has been perfectly timed with the arrival of ICM’s new tooled 1/48 scale Beaufort kit.
I had a tooth pulled out yesterday so didn't get much work done, but I did receive Arma Hobby's all-new P-39 Airacobra and, to my delight, found Tamiya's brand new 1/35 scale A34 Comet tank in a local hobby store. I snapped it up! Check back for reviews of both of these impressive kits in the coming days.
Eduard will have a stand at this weekend's Nitra Model Show in Slovakia. Eduard will be selling their November releases at their stand on Saturday 15 October, which will be available on their e-shop at the end of October.
On Missing-Lynx, Graham Carter reviews an interesting aviation crossover subject, Hauler's 1/120 scale Texaco Bug US Refueller. 12 images of the kit's resin and photo-etched parts, vacform, decals and box top are included.