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New Helicopter releases from Kittyhawk

Discovered an article on another site earlier today and though you lot might be keen to know about it. Kittyhawk looks like they will be releasing both a Kaman SH-2D and SH-2F Seasprite in 1/48. Only CAD shots at the moment but without seeing plastic I think we can safely say that we can get rid of the old Fujimi boxings now.

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Kit Review – MiniArt Village Diorama With Fountain

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MiniArt 36028 – Village Diorama With Fountain

If you’re like me and like to build dioramas but aren’t that into making your own buildings to put on them then MiniArt is the go-to company. If you don’t know them yet they do an extensive range of full, partial, and destroyed buildings in vacuum formed plastic mouldings as well as a number of diorama bases that accomodate one or two of those buildings. These allow you to quickly and easily place a vehicle and figures into a ready made scene with a minimum of effort.

This particular diorama set is one of their newer offerings and portrays a bombed out corner section of a brick and plaster building together with a small section of iron fence, a paved road, and a small communal type water fountain such as you would find in the centre of a small village. I’m not certain what geographical areas this suits best but it makes me think of a small Italian village.

The kit consists of thirty vacuum formed parts for the building and fountain plus the vacuum formed base ( measuring  21cm x 26cm ). There are also two sprues with forty two parts of injection moulded accessories such as the doors and doorframes, window frames, window shutters, a wall mounted lantern style light frame, streetlamp, and sections of fence. The instructions are printed on a single folded sheet making four pages of simple line diagram drawings which are clear and easy to follow.

The building represents a corner section of a two story building with most of the upper floor destroyed and it stands 17.5cm tall at the highest point once complete. The exterior is finished in a plaster over brick look with the internal walls looking similar but having less missing plaster. There is no internal floor but rather a pile of rubble, so if you want a floor you’ll need to add your own to bring it up level with the top of the stairs.

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New T-90's from Meng and Trumpeter

Look like Zvezda won't have the T-90 market cornered any more with 2 new T-90 releases from both Meng (already available) and Trumpeter (no confirmed date as yet)

Firstly, the Meng offering...

TS-006 is coming!

After two years of well preparation, MENG 1/35 Russian T-90A Main Battle Tank (kit No. TS-006) will be available soon. We hereby express our sincere thanks to Mr. Alexey Khlopotov (Алексей Хлопотов), our project advisor, for providing us strong support and help during the development of TS-006. Alexey Khlopotov (Алексей Хлопотов) is an experienced research specialist in Russian tanks. He knows the design and development of Soviet/Russian tanks very well and has rich research experience in its structure. He is a genuine expert on T-72 and T-90 with nearly twenty years of study. Besides, he has engaged in book publishing and often publishes articles about Russian tank history in various magazines. He has a blog site named “Gur Khan attacks”.

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