May 2021, 1/72 scale news.

1/72 Scale Aircraft


As usual, Eduard is one of the first brands to officially announce the new releases of the month and make them available in their store. For this month, brand is re-releasing Eduard – 70142 – MiG-21MF Fighter-Bomber (Profipack) with a new box layout, probably because this release was affected past year by the fire in their warehouse. The second release is a Weeked edition, Eduard – 7406 – Albatros D.V (Weekend Edition).


Looks like Italeri is releasing this month only one 1/72 scale kit, and it is an old ESCI ones, Italeri – 1456 – F-8E Crusader , already released by Italeri around 2002, upgraded with new decals.


Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) is releasing two variants of the Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann developed by Stransky Kits, even before than Stransky release their own variants, as happened with the  Robinson R44 helicopters. In total there will 4 variants for the Bü 181, all of them with same plastic kit except decal sheets. KP versions are for Czechoslovak markings, both civilian and military, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0230 – Zlin C-6 “Basa” (Military) and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0229 – Zlin (Zlín) Z-181 “Basa” (Civilian).

And so, we added today also the first of the two releases by Stransky for the same subject, Stransky – 7203 – Bücker Bü-181 Bestmann. It’s supposed than the Panzerfausts will be included in all the 4 kits.

Also for Kovozávody three Seafires has been added today, based on previous moulds by the brand, but adding some new part, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0238 – Seafire Mk.Ib, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0239 – Seafire Mk.Ib Vokes and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0241 – Seafire Mk.Ib Over Africa.

Together with a couple of vehicles mentioned below, IBG releases this month a new PZL P.11 variant, time for the “c” variant, the main production ones, fitted with 4 machine guns. IBG – 72519 – PZL P.11c Polish Fighter. There are some pre-order slot yet at Hobby Link Japan.

ModelCollect has updated code number for ModelCollect – UA72211 (Old UA72200) – B-52H U.S. Stratofortress strategic Bomber, being now UA72211, unconfirmed if anything else has changed. They are also releasing ModelCollect – UA72212 – USAF B-52G Stratofortress strategic Bomber (new version) , a replace of the old B-52G wrong nose kit they did.


Airfix put on sale a “new” Airfix – A55002 – RAF Red Arrows Hawk (Starter Set).

1/72 Scale Vehicles


Another brand that never miss the monthly date is First to Fight, and this month issue is a really nice First to Fight – 82 – Haubica Polowa (field howitzer) 155mm (wz. 1917 Schneider) , which can be used from World War I to WWII going through the Spanish Civil War, and without fear, we can say this is a great model.


Airfix keep with their policy of model sets, releasing Airfix – A50186 – (Classic Conflict) Tiger 1 vs Sherman Firefly , an opportunity to get together past year new tooled kits by airfix, plus paints, glue and brush.


HobbyBoss add this month to their range a nice HobbyBoss – 82929 – 48N6E of 5P85S TEL S-300PMU SA-10 GRUMBLE . This well known surface-to-air soviet missile system has been already done by ModelCollect and PST in the past, HobbyBoss is probably featuring more accuracy than ModelCollect kit, and easier to built than PST kit, so it is a good addition.


IBG will be releasing shorty two new models, IBG – 72088 – Type 95 Ha-Go Tank (all the pre-order slots in our partner Hobby Link Japan are gone) and IBG – 72092 – Chevrolet C60S Petrol Tank which still can be pre-ordered at Hobby Link Japan. Worth it to mention it’s a solid dealer and a good option if you live in the U.S. or Canada (Of course in Japan :)).


Looks like ModelCollect made available again ModelCollect – UA72084 – Nato U.S.M1001 with Pershing Ⅱ Missile Erector Launcher. Also seems that brand is re-releasing ModelCollect – UA72340 (Old UA72096) – Nato M1014 MAN Tractor & BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile with a new code number, UA72340.


Airfix is offering their past year new tooled TIger I as starter set, Airfix – A55004 – Tiger I (Starter Set)

1/72 Scale Ships


Added a missed entry by Revell, a 2019 re-release, the Revell – 05162 – German Fast Attack Craft S-100 CLASS.

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