Looking to bolster their already strong lineup, War Master announced four more 1:72 scale military vehicles for a November assault. Expected are a USMC M41 A3 Walker Bulldog, Japanese Chi-Fa medium tank, German Steyr 1500/A01 with 2cm FlaK 38 Gun, and a German Bergepather recovery vehicle. Boasting realistic detailing, acrylic cases with etched bases and numbered limited edition cards, you simply cannot go wrong with this line. Oh, and did we mention they are still affordably priced at just $19.99 apiece?
We’ve got wonderful news for all of you Trekkies out there. Beginning with the next wave of Eaglemoss Star Trek releases scheduled for October, each will come will their accompanying magazine, which discusses in detail the ship being profiled. Each multi-page issue contains loads of diagrams, photographs, annotations and information about the ship in question, so collectors can further appreciate each purchase. Best of all, the magazine comes free-of-charge with the purchase of each replica, our way of saying thank you for your patronage. Enjoy!
If you missed out on some of War Master’s high-flying warbirds, then you can probably take comfort in knowing that the Company plans to bring back some of them as part of their 2015 lineup. Expected in the first quarter of the New Year, the proposed reintroductions include the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Heinkel He 162 People’s Fighter, Mitsubishi A6M2 Rufe floatplane, and Kawasaki Ki 61 Tony fighter. The price for these hot sellers remains at $24.99, making them ideal candidates to start off any diecast aviation collection.
Perhaps it was fitting that 100 years after the start of the Great War, a new modelmaker would toss its’ ‘hat in the ring’, pardon the pun. Newcomer Wings of the Great War has announced plans to develop an extensive range of 1:72 scale World War I-inspired aircraft, crafted in resin and bearing all of the hallmark detail that went into these “wooden wonders-of-the-sky.”
Each will come with a fully articulated display stand that allows for full freedom-of-movement so the collector can display each aircraft in multiple poses. According to the sales literature, no more than 500 pieces of each aircraft will be built, making them highly coveted collectables in the years-to-come. The first four aircraft are slated to take to the sky this October.
Fans of Eaglemoss Collections will certainly have lots to cheer about this October as several new 1:43 scale as well as 1:72 scale military vehicles are expected to roll out. In the 1:43 scale regime, look forward to seeing a British Humber armored car, US Dodge WC 63 6×6 truck, German 250/9 half-track, Italian AS-42 Sahariana armored car, US Dodge WC 57 command car, German Pz IV Ausf. G medium tank, and Russian Katyusha rocket launcher.
In the 1:72 scale ranks, you can expect to see a T-40 amphibious scout tank, T-26 light tank, T-35 super heavy tank, a pair of armored cars, and a mean dose of post-war military vehicles. Best of all, the price has dropped on the 1:43 scale line to just $21.99 apiece, making these pieces extra special additions to anyone’s warmongering museum.
There was a time when we were wondering if we were ever going to see Aviation 72’s long promised aerial armada. Now that their first flock of warbirds has seeded the clouds, it appears as if several more are right behind them this holiday season.
The second iteration of the Saab Draken is based upon a plane that served with Sweden’s 10/02 squadron (#AV7241002).
Also up for consideration is their second and third looks at the Saab Viggen fighter, which are both scheduled for an imminent takeoff (#AV7242002 and AV7242002).
These and other new introductions are now up for pre-order.