Rusty Rail continues to cast new models for model railroaders and others who build in 1/48 and 1/87. All models are unpainted.
Well, there is definitely something funny going over there!
Pit-Road of Japan has announced the February 2016 release of PITHMG-04, a 1/350 version of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer Akizuki.
In development, a 'Detail-Up' set for the Fujimi 1/350 Kaga aircraft carrier kit. Images here are from the Tertra Models Works' facebook page and depict initial designs.
In the works, a new PE set for Pit-Road's 1/700 Mutsuki class destroyer. Tetra Model Works has posted images of this set mounted the model on their facebook page.
I originally posted this in Model Geek but I believe it can be apt for here as well. The latest from Masterpiece Models is a large kit of the submarine Nautilus from Jules Verne's 19th century novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This kit is in the Disney 1954 film style rendition of Captain Nemo's vessel.
Big Mo' was commissioned in June 1944, was the stage for the surrender ceremony for the Pacific War and conclusion of World War II, fought in the Korean War and Desert Storm. This new Detail Up Set is for the Tamiya kit (No 78029) representing the Missouri in her Desert Storm service.
New Photo Etch Super Sets from Artist Hobby for two WWII Vessels. The Akitsushima is an IJN seaplane tender and is available as a kit from Pit-Road (No. W50) and everybody's favorite George (the V that is) also get's a set meant for the Tamiya kit (No. 77525).
I don't normally do this, but I got so many items in my mailbox on Tuesday that I had to do a second Mail Call video for this week. Items from Panda Models, Kalmbach Publishing, Legend USA, and Nuts & Bolts (books).
This week we have new items from Plus Model, Academy, Flyhawk, and new books from Casemate by Adam Wilder.
KitMaker Network will be opening it's palatial 240 sq. ft. office up for an Open House (err... open office?) on Wednesday December 16th from 7pm-9pm. If you live near Central California and want to come on by please do. We will be giving away some door prizes to the first folks to make the trek.
The US Navy's newest destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) has left its berth at Bath, Maine and begins her sea trials. She's due to enter service next year. At 600 feet in length, almost a full 100 feet longer than the Arleigh Burke class, she's the largest destroyer the US Navy has ever launched.
The very first in a new series of hard cover horizontal format books on U.S. capital ships in the Second World War. Perfect if you have or plan to get the Trumpeter 1/700 model (No. 05784).
A kit of this vessel has been available by Bronco in 1/350 scale but now it joins a growing list of naval kits made in 1/144. The Imperial Protected Cruiser Chin Yuen is a new kit of injected plastic and PE details.
New, from Model Monkey, a 3D Printing designer selling his designs through a Shapeways store, a set of Mk 56 Gun Fire Control System (GFCS) Directors.
HMS Aurora was an Arethusa-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that served throughout the entire conflict of WWII and is the subject of Flyhawk's latest RN vessel. This injected plastic kit has all the hallmarks of Flyhawk's previous releases of fine molding and PE detail.
MicroAce of Japan has announced a restock of ARI93381, a 1/600 version of the iconic USN aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65).
Fujimi of Japan has announced the December 2015 release of FUJ46001, a 1/350 version of the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer Shimakaze.
3 new submarine kits from Trumpeter have been announced for 2016 that include a deep sea research craft, a cutting edge nuclear attack submarine and a China's first fully developed submarine from within China.
More samples have arrived at our main offices! This time it's a big box from Dragon USA and items from Tamiya, Video Aviation, and more.
A release time of early January is expected for IBG Model's first ship kits of the Hunt II Class Destroyers - ORP Ślązak (No 70001) and ORP Kujawiak (No 70002) . IBG has provided us with box art for the new kits.
For Revell's Type IXC/40 U-boat (No 05133), extensive PE detailing for decking, conning tower and more. Many of these parts can be used on both the Type IX and Type IXC/40 kit.
New this month, a book on one of WWII's most critical battlefields -the Atlantic ocean. Critical Convoy Battles of WWII: Crisis in the North Atlantic, March 1943 focuses on the turning point year for The Battle of the Atlantic.
Todd posted that NNT Modell and Buch was coming out with a new frigate kit, the Type 120. These were the first warships produced by Germany after WWII and now these kits are available.
3 new sets of smaller naval artillery is now available for destroyers, cruisers and battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy. All these gun sets are 3D printed.
The first daring raid by carrier aircraft wasn't the attack on Pearl Harbor but by the allies against the axis in Italy. The Royal Navy's attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare
Fujimi of Japan has released of FUJ42160, a “Chibi-Maru” version of the Imperial Japanese Navy Battleship Yamato.
How does Rusty Rail stay rusty with all of their activity? Now a 3D printer compliments their quality resin casting process and this month we see the first fruits of the system.
Fujimi of Japan has announced the November release of FUJ42188, a “Chibi-Maru” version of the Imperial Japanese Navy Fleet Destroyer Akizuki.
Fujimi of Japan has announced the November releases of FUJ42193 and FUJ42194, “Chibi-Maru” versions of the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship/carrier hybrids Ise and Hyuga.
Fujimi of Japan has announced the November release of FUJ11461, “Chibi-Maru” versions of the Imperial Japanese Navy Fleet Carrier-Based Aircraft.
Bringing news of a new model shop that has opened in Hereford (UK) a rare event in these times of modern online shopping.
Just in time for the Holidays, the Ampersand Group releases a new list of titles to their shelves. One of which is is the first release in a series on US capitol ships, USS California - A Visual History of the Golden State Battleship BB-44.
Mirage begins a new kit series titled 'KIT+', apparently taking previously issued kits and enhancing them photo etch parts. The first in this series is the V106 German Torpedo boat.
Covert Shores, a website dedicated to covert submarine operations throughout history to today, has a new article on possible news 'leak' on the Russian 'Status-6' nuclear torpedo. The leak occurred at meeting between defense chiefs and President Putin in Sochi on 9th November 2015.
Where we show you the new items from Takom, Rye Field Model, Italeri, Hasegawa, and Academy that we recently received in the mail. And two new books as well. Remember you can request items for review via the 'Available Samples' links on the homepage reviews area on most of our sites!
Two destroyer kit re-issues with full hull/waterline build options and new parts. One is the Shigure, an Shiratsuyu class destroyer and the other is the Kasumi (pictured in heading image), an Asashio class destroyer.
Aoshima is reissuing several kits this December from their waterline series off IJN ship kits. They range from carriers to destroyers.
Italeri has re-issues their 1/720 kit of the Kriegsmarine 'Pocket Battleship', Graf Spee. She was commissioned in 1936 and originally called 'Panzerschiff' - armored ship - armed with 11" guns in two triple turrets and designed to out run what she couldn't out fight.
Adlers Nest of Japan has announced the December 2015 release of 1/350 scale Type 99 800kg Bombs.
Hasegawa has announced the January 2016 release of HSGZ29, a 1/350 scale Japanese destroyer Shimakaze.
To compliment their Bussard
seaplane carrier, Niko offers extra seaplanes you can mount on the ship.
More carrier aircraft, this time for pre-war US Carriers. This time it's the forerunner to the venerable SBD 'Dauntless', the BT-1 .
USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3/AFSB) — based on an Alaska-class commercial crude carrier — is designed to host special operations forces (SOF) and mine countermeasure (MCM) helicopters as part of the Navy, U.S. Military Sea Lift Command and the Marines push to more capability for amphibious forces and capacity for seabasing with less expensive ships.
For November, Special Hobby is planning on offering from CMK kits, two torpedoes used by the Kriegsmarine at the start of the Second World War -the G7a and G7e.
Hasegawa is issuing upgraded versions of their Myoko class cruisers Myoko and Nachi for the new year. These kits appear to have refined detail added and are now full hull kits.
Crimson Models and Hobbies announces the mid-November release of Merit's 1/35 scale Soviet Navy G-5 PT Boat.
If your a fan of IJN destroyers then here's something for you. Two new 'detail up' sets for the Pit-Road Shimakaze and Yamashita Hobby Fubuki destroyer kits.
Ages of Sail have been into the business of selling wooden ship kits, models, tools, books and accessories for past 5 years. Recently, Ages of Sail have added Dusek Kits into their inventory.
The latest pictorial (Number 43) from CWP is for the Alaska Class cruisers. 6 were planned but only two of these vessels were built.