Revell has released a new “Platinum Edition” B-29 Superfortress model kit in 1/48 scale.

The limited edition offering (03850) is described as a rebox with updated/new parts and reportedly includes printed photo-etched parts for the cockpit, consoles and dashboard; photo-etched parts for the seat belts, engine nacelles and radial engines; complete bomb-bay with 12 bombs; detailed radio operator/navigators position; revolving machine-gun turrets; open bomb-doors; detailed undercarriage; five crew figures and a decal set for 2 USAAF versions the 504th Bomber Group and the 498th Bomber Group.

The “Level 5” kit includes 215 parts and spans 900mm with a length of 655mm.

Product Page (via Revell Additional Information via Scalemates)

A “low times, nice flying” 1947 Cessna 140 has hit the market.

The airframe reportedly has 3139 TTSN, while the engine has 684 SMOH. Features include a new alternator, complete logs, good engine compression and an avionics package consisting of a new ICOM A-220 com / intercom, King KT-76A transponder and dual PTT. The next annual is due in June 2021.

The aircraft is located in Forest City, Pennsylvania and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

HK Models has announced the upcoming release of a new 1/48 B-17F model kit featuring the famous Memphis Belle.

Details are limited at the moment, although the kit (01F002) reportedly spans 658 mm, measures 474 mm in length and includes 254 parts. It is slated for release in mid-December. Click below to check out an additional image.

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Italeri has released a new P-38J boxing in 1/72 scale.

The kit is reportedly based on the Academy P-38 released in 2004 and includes new decals with marking options for four machines: “Miss Ann” of 7th FG; “BAMBI” of 55th FG, 338 FS; “Curly Six” of 367th FG, 394th FS and “T Rigor Mortis” of 421st FG.

Click below to check out the product page as well as sprue photos and livery profiles.

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We’re getting to that time of year again, and for those seeking a gift for the budding warbird enthusiast, this P-51 pedal plane has been spotted for sale.

The offering reportedly has a wingspan 4 ft and an overall length 5 ft. It is constructed of wood and sheet metal and features stick steer.

The pedal plane is located in Marietta, Georgia and is currently being offered for US $795, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Special Hobby has posted an update with marking options for their upcoming Westland Whirlwind Mk.I model kit in 1/32 scale.

As previously reported, the kit’s (SH32047) development has been talked about for some time in the modeling community and its release is anxiously awaited. Previous updates have focused on CAD renderings, test fittings and the molds, which were reportedly created using an electroplating process sometimes also known as galvanic deposition.

The company recently completed work on the 3D data, and released renderings showing early and late cockpits. The cockpit itself will reportedly be “very detailed” with the kit boasting both plastic parts and PE fret.

Click below to check out the newly released livery profiles.

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1943 Boeing A75N1 Stearman S/N 75-4532 (N62940) is available for sale with a newly reduced price.

The aircraft is described as a “barnfind owned by the same family for over 50 years.” The airframe reportedly has 2290 TTSN, while the Pratt & Whitney R-985 engine has 377 hrs SMOH. The machine boasts Redline brakes and a Hamilton Standard propeller with 2 hrs SPOH, but is in need of paint and fabric. Its last annual was in 2014, although it is said to be ferryable.

The aircraft is now being offered for $50,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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A Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6 project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

Original identity with battle history over Germany against US fighters and bombers! Great once a lifetime opportunity – start your Bf 109 rebuilding project now by having most of the significant parts all in one package! If you need to have the wings built as well, please ask for pricing. We can do them. No pop rivets used! fuselage rebuilt after factory drawings. Shipping worldwide!

The project is located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and is currently available for US $138,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing, which includes a full list of features.

WANTED: Full-Scale dummy Vickers machine guns for Sopwith Camel project.

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Special Hobby has shared the first photos of their upcoming new tool Bf 109E-4 model kit in 1/72 scale.

In addition to the sprue photos, the company has also released CAD renderings of the model (SH72439) as well as livery profiles. It appears that four options will be available, including aircraft flown by Gerhart Schopfel of III/JG 26 and “Yellow 8” of III./JG 5. Two representations of W/N 4148 are also included, depicting the machine as flown by Oblt. Helmut Wick in August 1940 and Hptm. Wolfgang Lippert in April 1941.

Click below to check out a selection of the newly released images.

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