October 2020, 1/72 Scale news.

New month, new updates.

1/72 Scale Plastic Soldiers

Zvezda has a new mini-box, Zvezda – 6270 – German Panzergrenadiers in Anorak which 5 new german soldiers. It’s just released by the brand, and due current distribution status worldwide, we may need to wait several weeks to get them.

Linear-A bring us the second happiness of the month releasing a new issue of their Hannibal Crosses the Alps series, and excellent Linear-A – 016 – HANNIBAL CROSSES THE ALPS “ELEPHANTS” SET 3 which contains 3 excellent elephants in very realistic poses for their struggle in the alps.

1/72 Scale Aircraft.

We start strong the month, and just today we added a new brand to our listings, as today we have recovered all the Sword 1/72 Scale Aircraft kits.

Sword is a well know brand, well established and with a good reputation even if they work as many other brands in a short run technology.
Most of their old kits are gone forever, unless some second hand appear. Usually when brand restore or retool moulds, they release new references instead of re-issue the old ones.

The often include resin parts, and sometimes also PE parts. Their Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star and Spitfires (or Seafires) lines has been very successful.

Enjoy the new 128 references added, and if you like something, buy it, because Sword kits fly and once they are gone, there can be many years to see them back again.

Italeri releases this month a new B-52, H variant, Italeri – 1442 – B-52H Stratofortress , a good kit with many possibilities and including interesting markings.

Eduard has two kits in 1/72 scale this month, but one of them is only available and exclusive in their web store, Eduard – 7144 – Warhawk (beneficent sale) , while the other one is already distributed and available, Eduard – 2131 – SERVUS CHLAPCI (Dual Combo)

Special Hobby also has 2 new kits for this month, Special Hobby – 72426 – CAC CA-19 Boomerang “Jungle Scouts” and Special Hobby – 72427 – AH-1G Cobra “Early Tails over Nam” while their sister brand Azur/FRROM comes with a new B-10 export version Frrom – FR0042 – B-10 Export WH-2/WAA

Kovozávody Prostějov has 7 new kits for this month:
Kovozávody – KPM0187 – MiG-19S Farmer-C “Warsaw Pact”
Kovozávody – KPM0188 – MiG-19S/F-6 Farmer-C “In Arab Service”
Kovozávody – KPM0189 – Shenyang F-6A Early
Kovozávody – KPM0202 – MiG-21UM “In Arab Service”
Kovozávody – KPM0192 – L-4 “Grasshopper” w/Float
Kovozávody – KPM0191 – L-4 “Grasshopper” w/Brodie Hook
Kovozávody – KPM0190 – L-4 “Grasshopper” w/Bazookas

The new Zvezda – 7321 – American heavy transport plane C-130H is here, and it’s a must have for any 1/72 scale aircraft kits fan.

Dora Wings released past month a new Westland Lysander variant, Dora Wings – DW72024 – Westland Lysander Mk.III and now we have added it to the brand’s listing.

Modelsvit keep pushing their successful Mirage line with a new model, Modelsvit – 72060 – Mirage IIIB operational trainer

Sword will be releasing later this month and interesting 3 in 1 box, a great opportunity to pick up not 1 but 3 Spitfire Mk.XIV (c and e) Sword – 72133 – Spitfire Mk.XIV (3 in 1)

RS Models announced today four new releases as follows:
RS Models – 92254 – F-4 / F-4A Lightning
RS Models – 92253 – Caudron C-445 Goéland (French Service)
RS Models – 92249 – P-38 H Lightning
RS Models – 92247 – Caudron C-445 (Luftwaffe and Slovak service)
We think those are just decals updates from previous releases, but we are not 100% sure, so don’t take our word as law. They are expected by the end of the month.

We added back couple of Airfix starter kits, as seems they are beginning to be distributed:
Airfix – A55312 – Lockheed Martin F-16A Fighting Falcon (Starter Set)
Airfix – A55311 – McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Large Starter Set)

Just added from Revell a combo set Revell – 03710 – Bf109G-10 & Spitfire Mk.V (Combat Set)

Check our separated entry to stay up to date about the massive Amodel update.

AMP bring us a new Sikorsky R-5 variant, ambulance version, AMP – 72012 – Sikorsky R-5/S51 Ambulance.

Fine Molds is close to release two new F-4EJ Phantom kits, probably they will be in between the best kits available for this subject, Fine Molds – FP38 – F-4EJ Kai and Fine Molds – FP37 – F-4EJ.
And in the case you want to increase the payload in their wings, Fine Molds also will release a Fine Molds – FP39 – Japan Air Self-Defense Force Missile Set compatible with F-4.

As we added Amodel past week, we can start to regular list their novelties, and is expected soon more kits in their line of Thermonuclear and Big Soviet Bombs (Code numbers prefixed with NA):
Amodel – NA72001 – Soviet Atomic Bomb RDS-1
Amodel – NA72002 – Soviet Atomic Bomb RDS-2
Amodel – NA72003 – RDS-3 Soviet Atomic bomb
*At least one more reference will be added soon to this list.
Just added also a missed Limited Edition entry, Amodel – 72141-01 – Antonov An-8 VSU TG-16 (Limited)

We have added today MAC Distribution Military Aircraft kits, they are not many kits either have quite a lot repetition, but for sure if you are a fan of the World War I Aircraft, you may find something of interest in this new range. These kits can present some challenge to build, but, that’s the fun, right ?

And advance of what’s coming next month by Airfix, Airfix – A02108 – Spitfire MkVc

1/72 Scale Vehicles / Tanks / Soft Skins

Dragon has been announcing upgrades , re-issues and some “new” kit all the year, but certainly seems to have serious distribution problems, as even long ago announced kits earlier this year, are not widely available yet.

For the October month, and November, there is a long list of expected re-issues as follow:

Dragon – 7315 – SdKfz. 251/7 Ausf. C with 2.8cm PzB 41 (expected for November)
Dragon – 7314 – Sd.Kfz.251/10 Ausf.C w/3.7cm Pak (November)
Dragon – 7377 – Krupp Protz Light Truck (October)
Dragon – 7409 – Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J (Early Production) (October, new kit)
Dragon – 7419 – Kfz.69 6×4 Towing Vehicle w/3.7cm PaK 35/36 (October)
Dragon – 7415 – M2A2 w/ERA (November, upgraded)
Dragon – 7416 – M3A2 ODS Bradley w/ERA (November, upgraded)
Dragon – 7516 – LCM(3) Landing Craft + M4A1 w/Deep Wading Kit (October, upgraded)
Dragon – 7636 – Sd.Kfz. 142 StuG.III Ausf.B (October, upgraded)
Dragon – 7645 – Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.L Late Production w/Neo Track (October, upgraded)
Dragon – 7634 – Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.N DAK w/Neo Track (October, upgraded)
Dragon – 5121 – He219A-0 UHU / He219A-7 OWL (2 in 1) (November, 2 in 1)
Dragon – 7623 – M2A3 Bradley (November, upgraded)
Dragon – 7624 – M6 Bradley Linebacker Air-defense Vehicle (November, upgraded)
Dragon – 7293 – Jagdpanzer IV L/70 – late production (Nov, re-box)
Dragon – 7276 – Jagdpanzer IV, “short” L/48 – early production (Nov, re-box)
Dragon – 7435 – IJN Type 2 (Ka-Mi) Amphibious Tank (Nov, reissue)
Dragon – 7397 – IJA Type 97 “Chi-Ha” Late Production (Nov, reissue)
Dragon – 7314 – Sd.Kfz.251/10 Ausf.C w/3.7cm Pak (Nov, reissue)
Dragon – 7315 – SdKfz. 251/7 Ausf. C with 2.8cm PzB 41 (Nov)
Dragon – 7668 – Chinese Volunteer T-34/85 (Expected Oct.)

We also recover a missed entry, Dragon – 7606 – Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.C w/3.7cm Pak 36 (2 in 1)

Another batch of Dragon kits as received a bonus package, and have been appearing since late September. We are working to list all of them properly.

The bonus is a 1/72 scale German Kubelwagen and motorcycle. This a limited edition that will not last much, and distinguished by a sticker in the front box.

Italeri is releasing this month Italeri – 7080 – Sd. Kfz. 251/1 Wurfrahmen Stuka zu Fuss based on previous releases adding new parts.

The radio truck version of the Einheits-Lkw by ACE is here, ACE – 72579 – Funkkraftwagen Kfz.62 (Radio truck)

Attack Hobby Kits release this month two new kit, upgrades/variants from previous releases as they are Attack Hobby Kits – 72938 – PHÄNOMEN GRANIT 25H Radiowagen and Attack Hobby Kits – 72924 – L1500A PERSONNEL CARRIER AFRICA, both of them with PE parts and resin details.

The second ex-MK72 release by Special Armour is knocking at the door and will be available very soon: Special Armour – SA72021 – Sd.Kfz 10 Zugkraftwagen 1t (Demag D7)

1/72 Scale Ships

We are excited to have something really new for this section, Garbuz Models, a very new brand, just announced a very interesting medieval to renaissance and modern age ship, Garbuz Models – 72-02 ? – Warship of the Ukrainian Cossacks “Seagull” with endless possibilities not only for Cossacks.

Wow, second time this month we have great news for this section, Das Werk, a brand till now releasing 1/35 and 1/32 kits, jumps into 1/72 with an amazing U-Boat SM U-9 , a pre-World War I German submarine.

If you can wait for it, you can already Pre-Order it. Das Werk – 72001 – German U-Boat SM U9

1/72 Sci-Fi & Fantasy

We have a lot of pending work on the Sci-Fi, and we thought this is a good month to recover this quest.

Today just we published two Hasegawa kits for Crusher Joe Hasegawa – 1/72 Crusher Joe Fighter 2 w/Alfin Figure and Hasegawa – 1/72 Crusher Joe Fighter 1.

Early in our morning, we have published ACE Combat Hasegawa kits. Except for the Shinden II kits, they are all real aircrafts, kits from Hasegawa line, with special decals based on the popular game. Note this kits were intended only for Japanese market, they are very expensive and they mostly haven’t anything different to regular kits but decals. Those are kits for ACE Combat game fans only.