Trumpeter recently released their new tool P-40F Warhawk in 1/32 scale.
The kit (03227) reportedly includes injected plastic parts, photo etched parts and marking options for four aircraft. It is touted as offering a detailed fuselage and wings with accurate design, a finely detailed cockpit and gear cabin, and grooved tires.
Kermit Weeks has shared a new series of images detailing the ongoing work on his exceedingly rare Seversky P-35.
As previously reported, the machine was acquired years back in a trade with the USAF Museum and is reportedly one of only three remaining examples of the single seat fighter, which was introduced in the mid-1930s and saw limited action at the beginning of WW2. It came from the Swedish Air Force and was stored in underground bunkers during the war, which resulted in significant pitting and surface corrosion. Additional damage was sustained when Hurricane Andrew struck Kermit’s by Florida-based Fantasy of Flight attraction in 1992. When complete, this will be the only airworthy example of the type in the world.
Click below to check out the update.
Brickmania has released a new, limited edition 1/35 F4U Corsair LEGO model kit.
The offering reportedly includes 541 “new-condition” elements from LEGO, a brick-built, three-tone camouflage livery, high-quality sticker sheet and an American pilot minifigure.
The model is described as having been updated to include “a new bubble canopy, printed exhaust ports, dive flaps, and an all-around stronger design.” It also includes conversion instructions so it can be displayed with its wings folded up.
Click below to check out the product page and a video overview of the new kit.
Yesterday, Mosquito FB VI PZ474 performed its first post-restoration flight from Ardmore Airport in New Zealand.
As previously reported, the machine was originally constructed at Hatfield in 1945 and used for RAF training before moving on to New Zealand in 1948, where it was overhauled and delivered to 75 Squadron as NZ2384. In the early 1950s, the aircraft was acquired by new owners and registered as ZK-BCV before being transferred to the United States. There, the Mosquito was given civil registration N9909F and, from around 1955-66, was owned by the Insurance Finance Corp. of Studio City, CA. During this time it was believed that the machine was used by the CIA for intelligence gathering in South America. [continue reading…]
Three original Curtiss JN-6H1 Jenny parts have hit the market. The listing states:
Here are 3 original JN6H1 aircraft parts. The rudder has the original fabric. There are some breaks in the fabric but it is all there. The wicker pilots seat is fragile. The back has partially detached from the bottom. The cowling is in good condition. The leather padding shows some wear. There is no glass in the windscreen frame. Due to the fragile condition of these items I’m asking for local pickup only. If the buyer wishes arrange for a shipper to pick it up they can do that too. Located in Pensacola Florida.
The parts are currently available for US $9,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Top Right Photo: SDASM Archives via Flickr)
A 1:1 scale reproduction of a WW2 French Morane fighter cockpit section built for a movie has hit the market. The listing states:
Would make a perfect Simulator project or museum piece after paintwork refurbishment. The original paint scheme was covered with black wash to look like fire damage, easy to repaint. This has been well built and is heavy, though on castoring wheels.
The section is located in Blackpool, United Kingdom and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Fantasy of Flight’s Kermit Weeks has posted a new video update on his Curtiss Jenny project, presented by restoration specialist Ken Kellett.
As previously reported, the aircraft (S/N A5360 / C/N 2404) was damaged when Hurricane Andrew struck the Florida-based collection back in 1992. Since then, all damaged wood and metal components have been replaced, including all of the wing spars and fuselage longerons. The paint work, which is just about complete, saw the application of the same USAAS markings the machine wore while it was based at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh back in the 1980s.
Click below to check out the new video.
A P-51D Mustang project has hit the market.
The machine is reportedly available for sale or trade, with fuselage, tailcone and dog house rebuilt and “tons of NOS and overhauled parts.”
The project is located in Yuma, AZ and is currently priced at $795,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Top Image: USAF via Wikimedia Commons)
On Moday, Airfix added their 2019 range of products to their website, providing an excellent look at some exciting new tool kits, such as their upcoming 1/24 F6F Hellcat and this 1/48 Spitfire FR Mk.XIV.
As previously reported, the kit (A05135) was developed with the aid of “a vast collection of research materials, original drawings and photographs relating to Spitfire production” as well as computer base model shape data from their Spitfire Mk.1 kit released in 2014. The new listing suggests that liveries will be included for NH902 “Lazy Lady V,” and TZ112, although the company points out that colors and contents of products may vary.
The new Spitfire kit is slated for release in March and is currently available for pre-order. Click below to check out additional images.
A newly completed Albatros D.Va reproduction is available for sale. The listing states:
2018 ALBATROS D.V.a, TT 0 TIME, SMOH 0 TIME, SPOH 0 TIME, AIRSPEED ANENOMETER (ORIGINAL 1916), ALUMINIUM MACHINE GUN, BUILT ACCORDING TO PLANS PURCHASED FROM THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM, WOODEN PLANE, Location: Que. R/N 8001 ALUMINIUM MACHINE GUN CECONITE 101-3 FABRIC CUSTOM MADE FCUSTOM MADE FIRESTONE 30″ X 31 1/2″ TIRES
The aircraft was constructed in Canada between 2008 and 2017 and is powered by a 6-440 Ranger 200 hp engine. It wears the colors of the D.V flown by Lt. Hans Böhning of Jagdstaffel 36 / 76 and later Uffz. Hopf, also of Jagdstaffel 76. Pricing is available upon request.