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TSM Model Wing: When the World Needed Heroes

TSM Model Wing’s 1:72 scale USAF Lockheed YF-12 Interceptor Aircraft – “60-6934”, 1964

Recently, at the now concluded Nuremberg Toy Fair, TSM Model Wing left the aviation collecting community a gasp when it revealed its intention to model both a Lockheed A-12 (TSMW720001) as well as a YF-12 aircraft (TSMW720002). While Century Wings modeled both aircraft some time ago, collectors have been after them to release follow-on replicas, something the Company seems loathe to do, for what ever reason. Enter TSM Model Wing, who seemed to have picked up the gauntlet and decided the time was right to expand their aircraft ensemble.

A 1:72 scale reproduction of a Lockheed A-12 Cygnus Reconnaissance Aircraft – “60-6924” Test Flight, 1962

Although pricing is still up in the air, collectors can get a better sense as to what these aircraft will look like when they speed off the runway later this year. Undoubtedly, other versions are in the wings, most notably an SR-71 as well as the M-21 carrier shouldering a D-21 drone. These will likely put in an appearance in 2019, once the manufacturer gets a better sense of the market and its own capacity to build these super-sleek models. Enjoy!

Devotees can purchase a separate accessory pack that includes two rolling ladders, a towing device that can be affixed to the nose wheel of either the A-12 or YF-12, and six figures, including two pilots

If you like ’em a wee bit smaller, TSM is offering a wide array of 1:200 scale replicas and accessories, including a faux MiG-28 fighter (TSMWTP009) and this spectacular rendition of Fightertown USA (TSMWAC009). Again, we do not have pricing for any of these new introductions, so we ask that you hold off before contacting us to place any pre-orders.

Miramar Naval Air Station a.k.a. Fightertown USA, soon-to-come for the 1:200 scale market

 

 
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TSM Model Wings Bowls Us Over With a Feather

Oftentimes, it takes a load of bricks to knock us down and force us to take an interest in something. And then there’s the odd occasion where all it takes is a simple feather. Earlier today we learned that TSM Model Wings is planning on stretching its wings in the aviation community in an incredible way, not just with the Top Gun license, but with a whole host of new toolings and subjects that left us slack jawed. According to their Facebook page, the Company has big plans for 2018, with both an A-12 as well as a YF-12 in development. Also in the cards are 1:72 scale renditions of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as well as an F-15 Eagle. Its not clear if any of these aircraft will be featured in the upcoming sequel to Top Gun, which isn’t due out until 2019 at the earliest. We also saw that a 1:200 scale portrayal of an E-2C Hawkeye is being produced, meaning they haven’t forgotten about their smaller brethren.

We’ll keep a close eye on TSM Model Wings going forward as they seem to have caught our attention as well as others with some of these surprise announcements. We’re hoping to have pricing and other information pertaining to these product announcements shortly and will update our product portfolio accordingly. In the mean time, enjoy the TSM Model Wing photo gallery.

 
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