Airfix has released their new tool Beaufort Mk.I model kit in 1/72 scale.
The kit (A04021) reportedly offers “stunning detail” and includes 159 parts with plastic sprues and decals. Two liveries are featured representing N1016, piloted by Flying Officer Kenneth Campbell VC of 22 Squadron in 1941 and L9866, flown by Sgt. John Bell Rutherford of 217 Squadron, RAF.
Hong Kong Models has released their new Avro Lancaster Mk I model kit in 1/48 scale.
The kit (01F005) is described as “easy to build,” and while smaller than the company’s previous 1/32 Lancaster offerings (B Mk.I and B Mk.III Dambusters), it is said to maintain “excellent surface detail and good enough interior.”
The new tool kit measures 443 mm in length and spans 648 mm. It includes 362 parts and marking options for two machines: W4118 of 106 Squadron, RAF and R5868 of 467 Squadron RAAF.
Product Page (via Hong Kong Models Co Ltd)
A Lockheed T-33 fuselage / cockpit section has been spotted for sale.
Details on the offering are limited, although the listing is accompanied by a number of photos to detail its condition. The section is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is currently available for bidding.
Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1940 Piper J4F Cub described as “one of a kind” has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
1940 J4F in beyond pristine/collectible condition. Total Time Airframe 1897.4. Engine total time since overhaul 13.5. Propeller total time since new 13.5. This is a one of a kind professionally restored J4F, you will not find a more original and more pristine aircraft of this vintage. 406 ELT, New landing gear forks, Pre wired for nav lights. It truly must be seen to be appreciated. Currently airworthy and in perfect flying condition. Aircraft located in Western Mass. This is truly a piece of history.
The aircraft is currently being offered for US $50,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A “fully airworthy” Titan T-51B has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Superb Honda V6 powered Titan Mustang ‘B’ Model. 250hp. Single seat. This aircraft has very easy flight and ground handling characteristics and would be suitable for anyone with moderate tail dragger experience inspire of its relatively high performance. 185 hours flown; a fully sorted aircraft. 35-40 l/hr at moderate rpm and 165 – 175 mph cruise. Great air display machine with highly impressive ROC. Whirlwind C/S prop, authentic look and feel including cockpit area…
Featured in Pilot Magazine and LAA magazine. Winner of two Commendations at LAA Rally. Located at Shobdon. Regularly requested to perform at D-Day flypasts in Normandy. All build and Logbooks available for inspection. All paperwork up to date. Aircraft available for inspection…
The aircraft is located in Hereford, United Kingdom and is currently available for bidding (offers are also being accepted). Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: James from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)
MikroMir has announced the development of a new DH 112 Venom model kit in 1/48 scale.
Further details are scarce, but Scalemates reports that the offering will be new tool. A series of renderings were released to accompany the announcement, additional examples of which can be seen below.
A Loehle 5151 Mustang airframe and engine have been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Up for auction one Loehle P5151 airframe built by master craftsman. Kit was donated to a local EAA chapter still in the crates. A member of the chapter assembled the kit to exacting standard’s. He is a 50 year woodworker and contractor. He had previously built a Falco. I purchased the kit from him. I also purchased a complete parts plane with a 2011 582 blue head “0” time with E gear box and electric start and with engine install kit. Second airframe is for parts only, as it is unairworthy. Have assembled the complete kit minus prop and covering materials. Extra fuel tanks and prop spinners. Have all plans and engine install manual and cd for optional fiberglass glass nose kit. Was a $2500.00 dollar option. the engine will need to be resealed due to age, engine is stall factory pickled never has been ran, have all parts to install, carb’s, manifolds, and exhaust all new.
The project is located in Valley Springs, California and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1940 Piper J3 Cub has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Airframe has 3451 hours, engine has 422 hours since major overhaul. In excellent running condition… Fresh annual, oil has been changed and is ready to go. Also have C85 engine to go with this plane that has been bumped up with more horsepower and has 99.6 hours since major overhaul. Comes with reconditioned carburetor. Also comes with a brand new box of complete install kit for C85. Also has large new tail wheel recently installed and has large balloon tires for on and off airport landings… Also have smaller tires that comes with it if you want to swap out. Comes with nice handheld radio, colored GPS, 2 place intercom, multi batteries, plugs and accessories for cross country flying. Has skylight, very clean, no corrasion, large breaks, new stainless steel exhaust, chrome valve covers and metal prop.
The aircraft is located in Pell City, Alabama and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Kovozávody Prostĕjov (KP) is planning the release of three separate Supermarine Seafire Mk.Ib model kits in 1/72 scale.
The kit reportedly uses the basic moldings of the company’s Spitfire Mk.I / V model with the addition of “a completely new frame made of metal mold with different parts.” The offerings will include two Supermarine Seafire Mk.Ib boxings (KPM0238 / KPM023) and Supermarine Seafire Mk.Ib, USAAF (KPM0241).
The models are currently slated for release at the end of March. Click below to check out additional images.
A Bf 109 G6 project with “original identity, battle history over Germany” has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
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 available for US $138,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.