March 2024, 1/72 scale plastic model kits news.

Anime & Sci-Fi


Just updated box cover for Max Factory – 01291 – VF-1A/S Fighter Valkyrie (Hikaru Ichijyo’s Fighter) while we are gathering to add a large batch of Max Factory released kits even if most of them has been issued only for internal Japanese market.


Hasegawa is about to release a variant of the Macross YF-19, Hasegawa – 65885 – YF-19 w/FAST PACK & FOLD BOOSTER updated with new parts.

Also in the fictional category, Hasegawa releases Hasegawa – SP596 – [Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown] F/A-18F Super Hornet “Golem Squadron” from the video game series Ace Combat.


Kotobukiya has refreshed his Armored Core line with the occasion of the release of Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon by Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2023. In some cases product has been updated and others are just a reissue.

Kotobukiya also has reissued the Ghost in the Shell related kit Kotobukiya – KP292X – JIGABACHI AV Repackage ver.

To end by now with Kotobukiya, not reissued, but we added the only reference we were missing from the Armored Core V series, Kotobukiya – VI079 – Matsukaze mdl.2 for Base Defense, a massive kit very expensive and hard to find. We still miss some references from the earlier releases that maybe we’ll recover one day, but not today.

Wave doesn’t produce a large catalogue in 1/72 scale but we recovered today Wave – 075 – VF-171 Nightmare Plus (Standard Type) [Macross Frontier], released in 2023, a variant of late 2022 newly tooled Wave – 074 – VF-171 EX Nightmare Plus EX (Alto Machine).

Also added Academy / Wave – 15797 / KG-021 – PANZER WORLD GALIENT, a co-production between Wave and Academy for the main character of the PANZER WORLD GALIENT anime TV series aired in 1984.

Boosted the kyoukai Senki (AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline) series by Bandai, with 10 references added included one to be released in next weeks:


Seems we missed a couple of Macross related releases by Hasegawa, which being one of our favorite anime topics, is a shame that we are amending today. Firstly added the totally new tool Hasegawa – 65732 – Queadluun Rau “Miria” Movie Edition. The other two additions are two variants of the Zentradi Regult kit, Hasegawa – 65881 – Regult Scout Type and Hasegawa – 65883 – Regult Heavy Missile Carrier Type, updated with new parts.


Recovered today the missing entries from the Kotobukiya Phantasy Star Online video game model kit series, Kotobukiya – KP421 – A.I.S (Phantasy Star Online 2), Kotobukiya – KP-450 – A.I.S Gray Ver. (Phantasy Star Online 2), Kotobukiya – KP-422 – A.I.S. Exoda (Phantasy Star Online 2) and Kotobukiya – KP-459 – A.I.S Black Ver. (Phantasy Star Online 2).


Excellent news for Dune fans, Meng is releasing Meng – DS-007 – ATREIDES ORNITHOPTER in 1/72 scale, after several other releases past year in smaller scales. The kit features different positions for wings or landing gear and is a quite big model.



Several stores start to offer Revell – 03790 – P-Series – AR555 as pre-order, so release must not be far. This is not a new tool kit, but a reissue of a 1998 original Revell kit.

Updated box cover image for Hasegawa – 02466 – A-1H Skyraider w/ Rocket Pod.

The Japanese brand, Hasegawa, is about to release Hasegawa – SP593 – Kawasaki T-4 “Blue Impulse” Acro View, updating Kawasaki T-4 “Blue Impulse” kit with a decal sheet for a 2023 marking, and lastly they will release Hasegawa – 02468 – Kyushu J7W2 “Local Fighter Shinden Kai 352nd Air Corps”, a jet powered variant of the J7W that never was even draw.

Added two SOVA-M models, derived from past Amodel releases, apparently already released. They are SOVA-M – 72052 – Beechjet-400A and SOVA-M – 72053 – Jetstream Super 31.

Arma Hobby is about to release a new box for their Hawker Hurricane (It’s the 18th release) in a “Deluxe” format with two full models and 3D printed parts, Arma Hobby – 70045 – Hurricane Mk II A/B/C “Eastern Front” Deluxe Set. The kit is an excellent kit, but honestly, 18 releases is enough.


Italeri is about to release Italeri – 1235 – EF-111 A RAVEN, just a reissue.

Release of the new tool 2024 Airfix – A09010 – Consolidated B-24H Liberator must be closer, is one of the more expected kits of the year, as well as Airfix – A06023 – Boeing Chinook HC.1, also a new tool for this year. Airix is also releasing soon Airfix – A50192 – D-Day Fighters Gift Set, with a total of 5 full models inside, mostly tools of the 2009-2012 period and the newer Hawker Tempest.


This month Eduard only brings one model in 1/72 scale, Eduard – 70156 – Bf 109G-2 (Profipack), a continuation of their Gustav series (also F series) started in with a new tooled kit in 2023.

We are starting the Herculean task of recover all the missed entries by Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) and we started adding four Cessna 180/185 Skywagon references:


Added two more KP models, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0315 – Airco DH-9A “Over Iraq” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0316 – DH-9A “In Australian Services”.

Heller continues restoring their large molds stocks, and so we added Heller – 50329 – NORMANDY AIRWAR, Heller – 80303 – MIRAGE 2000 C and Heller – 80379 – UH-72A LAKOTA. The brand has announced a “new molds” E-2C HAWKEYE for this year. Once we can have more detail, we’ll add it.

Added a couple of Airfix kit that we missed or already available from futre releases, Airfix – A12013 – Avro Vulcan B.2 BLACK BUCK (new parts) and Airfix – A01008B – Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 (new decal).


Continuing with the KP quest, added a poker of La-5 Soviet fighters, two FN variants and two UTI trainer variants:

And to finish today with KP we just added Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0335 – Kawasaki Otsu-1 (Sal.2 A2) “Single Seat” and both Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0375 – Curtiss SC-1 “Seahawk” w/float and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0376 – Curtiss SC-1 “Seahawk” w/wheels derived/reissued from the 1995 Antares kit.

Another brand that will take us long time to full update is LF Models, the brand has an excessive taste to re-decal their kits with lot of releases. By now we added LF Models – PE7259 – H-13J/HUL-1, LF Models – PE7260 – H-5/H03S-1 and LF Models – PE7261 – HRP-1 Marines.

And five more models to the LF listing, the most interesting was to see the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog but it’s the same kit released by AVI Models, update with new PE parts and new decal sheet. The kits added are LF Models – PE7263 – Dragonfly Over the world, LF Models – PE7262 – AB 47J Ranger, LF Models – PE7264 – AB 47J Super Ranger, LF Models – PE7265 – Dragonfly English service and LF Models – PE7266 – Bird Dog Korean and Vietnam war. As we said already, is too much repetition of same kits with different decals.

Worth it to mention that LF is also issuing the de Havilland Puss Moth and Klemm Kl 25 kits from AVI Models, which make us think AVI Models is no longer in the business and molds were passed to LF Models.

Added a trio of KP Ba.33 fighter aircrafts, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0353 – Avia Ba.33 “Metal Prop.”, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0352 – Avia Ba.33 and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0365 – Avia Ba.33 “Thirty-Three”. Both originally tooled by AZ Model in 2009 and reissued in 2022 by KP.


Updated DreamModel – 720022 – Dassault Mirage 2000D with new pictures from markings, parts and a finished sample. The set may be close to release now.

Seems we missed another Heller release, Heller – 30372 – C-47 DAKOTA, which in case you doubt, it’s the Airfix kit tooled in 2014, which is a very good kit, now available with 3 French markings under Heller brand. And seems we missed two more, Heller – 80247 – PZL 23 KARAS and Heller – 80266 – P-40 KITTY HAWK, both kits originally tooled by Heller in the 70s.

Slowly advancing recovering Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) models, just added a poker of Fokker S-11 kits:

Also added a couple of Tiger Moth, ex Az-Model kits, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0364 – DH-82A “Tiger Moth” International and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0363 – DH-82A “Tiger Moth” RAF.

Lastly for today added a couple of MiG-21s, FL variant, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0368 – MiG-21FL “At war” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0367 – MiG-21FL, both coming from the R.V. Aircraft brand, molds tooled in 2012.


Added a poker of Aero L-60 Brigadýr utility aircraft kits by Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) released in 2023, based in the AZModel kit tooled in 2008/2009 for the same topic. The kits added are:

Added a good new addition from Airfix, Airfix – A04066 – Messerschmitt Me410A-1/U2 & U4, newly tooled late 2023 and just released. Our only criticism would be not to add some more marking.


Added four Model Collect sets, by one side the fictional ModelCollect (Fist of War) – UA72221 (RM47047) – I.J.A. Project Z Strategic Bomber Battle of Midway “The Counter Attack”, derived from their ModelCollect (Fist of War) – UA72217 – Horten HoXVIII.A Super Long-range Strategic Bomber with a new decal sheet, and then 3 bomb sets, with more interest, as are ModelCollect – UA72216 – German Luftwaffe Weapon Set 1, ModelCollect – UA72213 – German Luftwaffe Weapon Set 2 and ModelCollect – UA72215 – German Luftwaffe Weapon Set 3.

Recovered a couple of Airfix Vintage Classics kits released in 2023, Airfix – A01023V – Auster Antarctic and Airfix – A02141V – Fokker Dr.1 & Bristol F.2B (Dogfight Doubles). Note that clear parts for the Auster Antarctic were improved (newly tooled) for this 2023 edition.

Added three references from the South Korean brand Wolfpack Design, an specialist into repack Academy kits as happen in the following three kits: Wolfpack Design – WP17212 – B-17C Flying Fortress, Wolfpack Design – WP17213 – PBY-3 Catalina and Wolfpack Design – WP17214 – PBY-4 Catalina.

Time to continue advancing with the Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) quest, added a poker of ex-AZ Models AH-1 Cobra:

Added also a poker of sailplanes, all ex-AZModel kits, 3 DFS Olympia Meise and 1 Schneider Grunau Baby:

Lastly for today added a poker of KP MiG-19s (one is the Chinese variant Shenyang J-6A):

Sadly we are still far of reach current releases by the prolific Czech brand, our estimation is still around 40 references to add from Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) and then we’ll start to recover the releases under AZModel brand which are also a lot.

Recovered a missed Eduard entry, Eduard – 7033 – Bf 109E-4 (ProfiPACK).


Recovered another couple of missed Eduard entries, Eduard – 7032 – Bf109E-3 (ProfiPACK) and Eduard – 7466 – Spitfire Mk.IXc (Weekend Edition).


Added a couple of coming sets by Amodel, Amodel – 72356 – Antonov An-24 Early (an update of past kits) and Amodel – 72395 – Embraer EMB-110P-1 Bandeirante, which is a new tool of 2024 that also will appear soon under SOVA-M brand.

Also just added a Heller Heller – 82391 – SUPER CONSTELLATION TWA which seems to be available already.

Recovered another KP model for today, the Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0360 – La-5FN “Aces” as well as two more Aero L-60s, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0393 – Let L-60B “Brigadýr Agro 1” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0392 – Let L/K-60 “Brigadýr” Military.

With over 30 operators World Wide, we consider a mistake that Answer Model Kits just include Polish (and neighbor Czech) markings in the 3 first releases of their Casa C-295 kit, considering also that is the first time the type is available in injected plastic 1/72 scale. Hopefully they will release different markings in the future. By now the brand announced Answer – 72033 – Casa C-295M Polish Air Force Special Markings, Answer – 72032 – Casa C-295M Czech Air Force and Answer – 72031 – Casa C-295M Polish Air Force. It’s expected that the kits will be available late next month (May 2024), by now you can pre-order at Answer website The polish brand is also about to release two more variants of their PZL W-3 Sokół: Answer – 72006 – PZL W-3/W-3A Sokół Polish Police and Answer – 72004 – PZL W-3/W-3A Sokół 103 Pułk Lotniczy NJW (103rd Aviation Regiment of Vistula Military Units).


Updated box cover for Revell – 03790 – P-Series – AR555.


Armory jumps for first time into 1/72 scale aircraft kits releasing Armory – 72011 – MiG-3 late production “Bloody 1941” with 14 markings to chose from. A new tool of 2024 available as preorder and expected to release later this month.

Also added Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – CLK0008 – Bf 109F-3 “Egon Mayer”, a reissue with new decal of the AZ-Model kit (F-4) and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – CLK0009 – P-51B/C Mustang “SNP 1944”, both from the “Club Line” series by KP.

Added one AZ Model of the many we have pending to add, AZ Model – AZ7807 – Bf 109E-1 “Experten 2”, a release from 2022, continuation of the large series of Emil Bf 109s tooled in 2020.

Revell is about to release, Revell – 03797 – Ki-21-la, this is a reissue of the ICM kit ICM – 72205 – Ki-21-Ia “Sally” Japanese Heavy Bomber, this give you an idea of the quality of the ICM kit.


Pushing for the AZ Model quest with a poker of Yokosuka D4Y kits, updating with new decals or new parts the original 2012 molds:

And to finish the day six models of Heinkel He162. AZ Model has released every single possible and impossible configuration of the Heinkel He162:


Added a couple of German WWI biplanes by KP, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0395 – Ago C.IV “Late Cammo” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0396 – AGO C.IV. The type, AGO C.IV, was available before as resin kit by CMR (Czech Master Resin) and Aviastone, for first time is available as injected plastic kit in 1/72 scale. (In fact the KP kit is a (legal) conversion of the CMR kit into Injected plastic).

Also added today a couple of interesting AZ Model kits, AZ Model – AZ7844 – Fieseler Fi 167 “Croatian AF” and AZ Model – AZ7845 – Fieseler Fi 167 “Over Balkans”. The Fieseler Fi 167 was an interesting aircraft with great low speed capabilities.


Together with the novelties, i always try to recover past models from before this site existed or even i thought of create it, today we have recovered Academy – 1604 – C-97A Stratofreighter, a year 2000 kit which strangely, never have been issued again by Academy. The kit is part of a larger family including KC-97 and 377 Stratocruiser, i’ll try to add all these kit in following days, as Academy – 1605 – KC-97G Flying Boom Tanker, just added. And closing this trio, added Academy – 1606 – KC-97L Jet Boosted Tanker.

I found the path to also add today Academy – 1603 – B-377 Clipper Nightingale Stratocruiser.


Fly announced in 2018 a Caproni Ca.100 kit, i unknown the reasons that prevented the release of the kit till now, but Fly has announced four Caproni Ca.100 kits to be released May 2024, including the original reference announced time ago. The Caproni Ca.100 was largely produced during 30s and was the main basic trainer of the Regia Aeronautica during the 30s. Though mainly produced as conventional fixed landing gear Fly focuses a lot in the float conversion performed to some of the aircrafts, and offers two different engine configurations in the series. The kits added are:

Continuing with the KP quest, six more references added, with a variety of subjects. The kits added are Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0399 – S.A. Bulldog T.1, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0416 – Spitfire Mk.Vc Trop “USAAF over Corsica”, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0398 – AGO C.IV “Late”, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0400 – LVG C.VI. “In Polish Services”, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0402 – LVG. C.VI. “German Service” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0404 – Bücker Bü 181 “Bestmann”, all coming from previous releases updated with new decal sheet.

Yesterday we completed the recovery of the big Academy B-50s and derived kits adding Academy – 2112 – B-50D SUPERFORTRESS and Academy – 2156 – BOEING RB-50G Electronic Reconnaissance Superfortress.

Tired of add past models from AZ Model, i added today two kits from the coming next batch, AZ Model – AZ7876 – Breda Ba-65A-80 “Nibbio” over Spain and AZ Model – AZ7875 – Breda Ba-65A-80 “Nibbio” in Italian service. These kits contains same decals than code numbers AZ7617 and AZ7618 which has been moved to Out of Production status and Marketplace section has been closed in the old versions.


Added a couple of new Hobby 2000 releases, based on Academy kit, they are Hobby 2000 – H2K72072 – Junkers Ju 87 G-2 Eastern Front 1944 and Hobby 2000 – H2K72071 – Junkers Ju 87 G-2 The Last Flight. There are some more Hobby 2000 novelties to add later. Added also Hobby 2000 – H2K72074 – F-8E Crusader “Marines” and Hobby 2000 – H2K72073 – F-8E Crusader “MiG Killers”, both coming from Academy kits. And lastly three He 111 based in the Hasegawa kit, Hobby 2000 – H2K72077 – Heinkel He 111 P Western Campaign 1940, Hobby 2000 – H2K72076 – Heinkel He 111 P Outbreak of War 1939 and Hobby 2000 –  H2K72075 – Heinkel He 111 D. Two of them are labelled as to contains also a 3D printed part, but we haven’t confirmation of which part is it. Hobby 2000 is also reissuing Hobby 2000 – H2K72014 – Douglas SBD-4/5 Dauntless.

Also added the second A-6 Intruder by Trumpeter, Trumpeter – 01641 – A-6E Intruder.

Special Hobby April releases are in the pipeline already, they are Special Hobby – 72493 – P-40F/L Warhawk “Desert Hawks with Merlin” and Special Hobby – 72485 – Tachikawa Ki-54 Hickory “Captured and Post War Service” as well as Special Hobby – 72433 – SIAI-Marchetti SF-260EA/D/EU ” Late Bulged Canopy Type” which will be reissued.


Recovered three more AZ Model references, AZ Model – AZ7865 – Hughes OH-6A “Cayuse”, AZ Model – AZ7877 – MiG-17F “Warsaw Pact” and AZ Model – AZ7878 – MiG-17F/Lim-5. The nice OH-6A kit sadly is hard to find as was issued in low quantities.

Also recovered a couple more of KP models, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0415 – Avia BH-11 “Boska” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0414 – Avia BH-9 “Boska”, both a very Czechoslovak topic. Added too Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0406 – Zlin Z-142 and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0407 – Zlin Z-142 “Export”.


More KP recoveries to start a new day, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0408 – Zlin Z-126 “Over Europe” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0409 – Zlin Z-126 “Would-Be-Military Liveries”. Also added another MiG-21, around 20 releases by KP of this kit, and similar number by R.V. Aircraft, the original produced of the molds. The kit in question is Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0410 – MiG-21PFM.


Three more KPs kits added, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0411 – MiG-19PM “Soviet Union AF”, Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0412 – Let L-13 “Blaník” and Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) – KPM0413 – Avro 626 “Prefect” we are still far from finish the update of KP.

Also three more AZ Model kits added today, AZ Model – AZ7860 – German Luftwaffe Weapons set and Accessories, AZ Model – AZ7879 – Bf 109F-2/B with ETC 50 and AZ Model – AZ7874 – Bf 109T-2 “Toni over the North Sea”. Certainly all of them are interesting, but in particular we find very useful the Weapons set for the so many Bf 109 or FW 190 kits available in the market which could be “retro fitted” with some SC50 or SC500 bomb, plus the ground equipment that the set include.

Three more “exotic” Bf 109s from AZ Model added, AZ Model – AZ7873 – Bf 109T-2 “Toni of Lister base”, AZ Model – AZ7870 – Bf 109V-13/14 “Curych 1937” (Zürich 1937) and AZ Model – AZ7869 – Bf 109E-0 “First Emils”. The Czech brand probably has released over 80 different Bf 109s kits, mostly just decal updates, based in three different tools and also updated with different parts some times. The history of the AZ Model Bf 109s is untraceable unless you have been collecting all of them since 2013. To complicate more the things, Kora, KP and other brands, also used AZ Model Bf 109 molds at some point. To continue with this, two trainer variants AZ Model – AZ7871 – Bf 109S “Schule Emil” and AZ Model – AZ7872 – Bf 109S “Kampf – Zweisitzer Emil”. Our count now is 19 more AZ Model references pending to add the get up to date.



Updated box cover image for Hasegawa – 30070 – German Train Gun K5(E) Leopold Winter Camouflage w/ Figure.

ACE is about to release a new German Ford V-8 truck, this time in militar service, ACE – 72585 – German V-8 model 51 truck, sharing parts with the previously released ACE – 72584 – US V‑8 Stake Truck m.1936/37.


Italeri reissues Italeri – 7022 – DUKW, seems decal sheet has been updated.


Added three coming Trumpeter kits, all based on previous releases.


Mirage Hobby has been releasing accessories/figures 3D printed and now update one of their more popular kits (M3 Stuart) with new 3D parts as well as some accessories releasing Mirage Hobby – 720006 – M3 STUART Mk I “HONEY”.


Added another Revell reissue under Academy brand, Academy – 13426 – Challenger 1 Mk.3.


Added Zvezda – 5051 – “GRAD” BM-21 Russian Truck-Mounted Multiple Rocket Launcher, a coming kit in next weeks which as the real subject, re-uses the parts of the kit Zvezda – 5050 – URAL-4320.

We are recovering the missed entries from Attack Kits, starting by Attack Kits – 72961 – LIGHT TANK LT-40 MACHINE GUN VERSION and Attack Kits – 72960 – SWISS LIGHT TANK LTL-H/ PZW 39, both tooled at the same time and sharing sprue and many parts, though there are important differences between them, as weapons, turret and some other. They both are part of the late 30s Czechoslovak designs that culminated in the Pz 38(t) (LT vz. 38). The kits are very simply, with tracks simplified in a single part with wheels, aimed for beginners. Also added a couple of Tatra T27B trucks, Attack Kits – 72953 – TATRA T27B WEHRMACHT AND SLOVAK ARMY and Attack Kits – 72954 – TATRA T27B WEHRMACHT AND LUFTWAFFE.


GMU Models has produced a very interesting kit, GMU – 72004 – Military Truck DIAMOND-T 981 and 45-Ton Trailer, an M19 Tank Transporter as commonly known. The kit has a super high number of parts, almost 300 plastic parts and about 146 PE parts which make the kit not recommended for beginners.


Added a couple of Revell “novelties”, Revell – 05655 – Conflict of Nations WWII Series – Tiger I vs T34/85 and Revell – 03356 – Spähwagen Fennek.


The release of Trumpeter – 07403 – German Sd.Kfz. 8 schwerer Zugkraftwagen 12t is getting close and for incredible it sounds, it’s the first time an Sd.Kfz. 8 is released in injected plastic 1/72 scale, so there is a lot of expectation about this release.


While most of the pending work to recover our long absence during past year is in the Aircraft section, there is an important brand that we still need to recover in the Vehicles section, we speak about UM (UniModel) and we started today by recovering UM (UniModel) – 560 – Flakpanzer IV “Wirbelwind” / 2cm Flakvierling 38 and UM (UniModel) – 552 – Panzer IV/70(V) (Sd.Kfz.162/1), both reusing parts from the previous Panzer IV releases and complemented with a high number of PE parts. Also added UM (UniModel) – 469 – T72 Gun Motor Carriage and UM (UniModel) – 556 – Sturmpanzer IV “Brummbär” / 1943.

From sister brand UMMT (Ukrainian Models Military Technics) we just added UMMT (Ukrainian Models Military Technics) – 697 – Artillery Self-Propelled Mount Based on the BT-7 Tank (with L-11 Tank Gun) and UMMT – 699 – Chemical (Flame-Throwing) Tank HBT-5.


Two more UniModel references recovered, UM (UniModel) – 291 – Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf.F tank and UM (UniModel) – 551 – Sturmgeschütz IV (Sd.Kfz.167) / 1944, and one more, UM (UniModel) – 292 – Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.A. And another one, UM (UniModel) – 557 – Sturmpanzer IV “Brummbär” / 1944.


Two more Unimodel references, i’m very close to get up to date with this brand. UM (UniModel) – 558 – Flakpanzer IV “Möbelwagen” 2cm Flakvierling 38 and UM (UniModel) – 473 – T35E1 Gun Motor Carriage.


Added MAC Distribution – 72142 – Magirus M 206 Kfz 61 Funkkraftwagen, coming soon.


Unless mistake, we are up to date now about UM (Unimodel) with the addition of UM (UniModel) – 554 – 8,8cm Pak43 L/71 Fgst Panzer IV/70.

We are looking also to finish UMMT range, and so we added UMMT (Ukrainian Models Military Technics) – 696 – Red Army Anti-Aircraft Armored Train of the Second World War and UMMT (Ukrainian Models Military Technics) – 698 – The Legendary Armored Train of the Second World War, “Ilya Muromets” but still two references pending to be added.

Finally we got them, UMMT (Ukrainian Models Military Technics) – 701 – NKVD armored train No 56-early (basic version) and UMMT (Ukrainian Models Military Technics) – 702 – German motorized armored car “Panzertriebwagen No.17” are now listed. The Ukrainian brand UMMT has been playing to include large 3D printed parts in this two kits, with a considerable increment of the price. Since they seems to be filament printed, it doesn’t mean an important upgrade in the quality of the detail, and force the customer to work the surface of this parts.


Added Bronco Models – GB7012 – Chinese Chang Zheng-1D Space Launch Vehicle which was tooled and released past year, 2023.



We started to fill the gap in the Linear-A produced sets during our absence and today we added the 4 mini-boxes released during this time:


We finished the Linear-A update, hope we did not miss any.

Worth it to mention that the last 3 references, Roman Centuriones, Indus Culture and Bacchanalia are either 3D printed figures or 3D produced figures, which causes a far different style and detail.


The last batch of Mars figure kits starts to be available from some sellers, Mars – 72139 – British Paratroopers WWII, Mars – 72142 – German Artillery Crew (Winter Uniform) with 10,5cm LG42/43 & 8cm s.G.W. 34 (WWII), Mars – 72141 – U.S. Paratroopers WWII Part.II and Mars – 72140 – U.S. Marines WWII.

Red Box smashes the market releasing six sets at once for the same topic, Byzantine Empire cavalry. The main bulk by far is composed of heavy cavalry.


We have extended our review of Dark Dream Studio (DDS) – 72004 – Landsknechts (Pikemen), a set we love, adding some high resolution pictures of the sprue and detail on the figures.