Every year I keep an eagle on announcements coming out of the Shizuoka Hobby Show. Whilst the headlines belong to large scale Lancasters and F-14s, there are a few Luftwaffe related new release.
Perhaps the most significant announcement was AK interactive's Real Colors Air Series. It would appear that World War Two Luftwaffe colours are to feature in the launch range. I'd be interested to see if they release a colours book alongside their range of paints. There are plenty of picots from the traders section of the show on The Modelling News.
As far as kits, there are releases from Wingnut Wings (Halberstadt Cl.II), Hong Kong Models and figures from Tamiya (ICM rebox).
The past month has seen a bounty of new releases for fans of the Luftwaffe. From the Czech Republic, Profimodeller has released two sets for the 1/72 diorama builder. Hannants sold out immediately so there is clearly demand out there even at ~£12 and ~£19.
Miniart and AMP have released helicopters, Revell and Dragon have released a Fw190. AZ have release a lift '46 Me1106. Wingnut Wings have release a very well received Junkers D.1. KP'2 MiG-23 in 1/72 includes a GDR option, as does Eduard's MiG-21. Special Hobby have release a Fokker D.II in 1/32 and a D0-27 in 1/72. ICM released their latest version of the He-111 (a H-6). LF have released number of decals for the 109G-10 in 1/144 and some Zirkus Rosarius also in 1/144. Eduard alone keeps the Luftwaffe enthusiast busy with an Avia B.534 an Albatross D.V and a dual combo 109.
AIMS has new decals in 1/48 for the Do-17 and Ju-88. KORA has a captured Lancaster, B-17 and Gloster Gladiator in 1/144 (a couple are also in 1/48). Aviatic have several decals for WW1 camouflage across the three major scales. Avalon desert 109's are in 1/72. HGW has release a useful set of stencils for a 109F in 1/48 scale and three sets for the Fw-190a, also in 1/48.
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