New Release: Italeri 1:72 Battle of Normandy Sainte-Mère-Eglise 6 June 1944

Italeri recently released a 1:72 battle set inspired by the events of June 6th, 1944. On this day members from both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions fought against German occupying forces in the town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise. The battle set faithfully recreates the battle that took place, with a highly detailed church as well as a scale figure depicting John Steele, the paratrooper whose parachute caught on the top of the church during the airborne landings.

A total of one church building, one Sd.Kfz. 251/1, 50 German infantry, 48 American paratroopers, and 16 urban accessories are included with the battle set. The Sd.Kfz 251/1 is a simplified quick assembly kit, so extreme amounts of detail should not be expected. Decals and markings for the church building, half-track, and urban accessories also come with the kit and can be used to give more detail to the builds featured in the kit.

If you are interested in learning more about or finding detailed specifications and photographs of Italeri’s new 1:72 Battle of Normandy Sainte-Mère-Eglise 6 June 1944, I highly recommend visiting both Italeri’s website and Scalemates. If you are interested in purchasing the kit itself, I highly recommend purchasing from any of the following retailers: Italeri (€73,00), Hobbylinc ($90.29), Hobbyland (€62,00), Der Sockelshop (€73,58).

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New Release: Revell 1:72 Panzerhaubitze 2000

Revell has recently released a new rebox of their 1:72 Panzerhaubitze 2000 which was originally released in 2001. This new rebox also includes a number of new decals which differ from the original, allowing for a number of more modern marking schemes. The kit features a total of 130 parts and is recommended for both beginner and advanced modelers.

Highly detailed instructions and guides for construction, painting, and applying decals are also included. The kit features decals for two marking schemes. One depicts the Panzerhaubitze 2000 in service with the German Panzerartillerielehrbattaillon 325 in addition to a marking scheme which depicts the vehicle in Ukrainian service. The German version is based around markings seen around 2011 while the Ukrainian version depicts markings from 2022-2023.

For more information about Revell’s new 1:72 Panzerhaubitze 2000, visit both Revell’s website and Scalemates, where detailed photographs and specifications can be found. If you are interested in purchasing the kit, consider purchasing from any of the following retailers: Revell (€18,99), Der Sockelshop (€15,98), Tasmodelshop (€17,95), and Car-model-kit (€17,92).

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New Release: Heller 1:72 Su-27 UB/P Ukraine

Heller recently released a 1:72 rendition of the Sukhoi Su-27, featuring the same tooling and parts from previous Heller kits but with the addition of modern-day Ukrainian Air Force markings. The kit’s tooling was originally built in 1990, with the addition of extra parts introduced in 1992. 

The kit contains parts for two versions of the Su-27; the Su-27UB, a double-seat fighter/trainer aircraft, and Su-27P, a single-seat fighter. Fully-colored instructions and decals for six marking schemes are also included with the kit. Some of the marking schemes available include markings depicting aircraft from both the 39th Tactical Aviation Brigade and the 831st Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force. 

If you are interested in learning more about Heller’s new 1:72 Su-27 UB/P Ukraine, I highly recommend visiting, where detailed information regarding the kit can be found. The kit is also available for purchase on Heller’s website for 24,99 €.

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New Release: IBG 1/72 Scale MiG-29 in Polish Air Force (Early Service)

Recently, IBG released a brand new, 1/72 rendition of the iconic MiG-29, a fourth-generation jet fighter designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau. The kit contains a variety of new features that are sure to pique any scale modeler’s interest, in addition to a fantastic set of decals that will allow you to dress up your mini-MiG in a plethora of Polish markings.

One of the most notable features of IBG’s MiG-29 is the inclusion of 3D printed elements that accurately represent the cockpit details of the aircraft, something that is uncommon to find in most scale model kits in 2022. It is very nice to see the implementation of 3D printed elements in modeling, as many, including me, see it as an integration of new technology with an age-old hobby, bringing together the best of both worlds.

Also included in the kit is several clear plastic and detailed parts, both of which will add an extra touch of realism to the finished product. And lastly, as previously stated, the kit also includes an array of Polish marking decals, allowing you to create various schemes seen on early Polish MiG-29s.

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about IBG’s all-new, 1/72 scale, early Polish MiG-29, I recommend that you visit both IBG’s website, where the product can be found for 32 euros and, where additional information regarding the product can be found.

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On Sale: Revell 1:72 Scale PT-109 Model Set

If you’re a scale naval modeler on a budget, I have the perfect kit for you. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Revell’s 1:72 scale PT-109 Model Set, a fantastic scale patrol boat that is currently 41% off its standard price.

Looking into the features of the kit itself, it can easily be seen that the kit is rather highly detailed for a 1:72 scale kit. A number of small armaments, such as a 37mm anti-tank gun, and clear plastic pieces are included in the kit and highly improve the realism of the final product.

Another great feature of the set is its inclusion of paints, brushes, and modeling cement. This is a great way to save money on expensive paints and will also leave you with some extra materials to use with other scale modeling projects.

Lastly, it should be noted that the model set also includes decals for two versions of the naval vessel. Both versions are depicted in U.S. service and include a Solomon Islands based scheme as well as a scheme based off of a PT-109 commanded by the famous John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing Revell’s 1:72 scale PT-109 model set, I highly recommend that you visit Revell’s website where you can find this product on sale for around 22 euros, which is 41% off of the standard price.

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Final Touches: First to Fight 1:72 Scale Polish Infantry Figures (1939)

If you are a scale modeler who is interested in early WW2 models or dioramas, I may have the perfect product for you. Today, I’d like to introduce you to First to Fight’s 1:72 scale Polish Infantry figures (1939). This scale model accessory set is part of First to Fight’s Wrzesień 1939 series of kits.

The kit itself is composed of several scale Polish infantrymen, all of whom are equipped with historically accurate equipment and uniforms. There are several variations of Polish infantry, all in different poses and with different equipment. There are also a number of small brick barricades included with the set.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing First to Fight’s 1:72 scale Polish Infantry (1939), I highly recommend that you visit First to Fight’s website where you can find this product retailing for around 7.95 euros.

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Limited Edition: Hasegawa 1:72 Scale F-15DJ Eagle "Aggressor Minokasago" Kit

Hasegawa recently released a limited edition version of the famous F-15 Eagle in 1:72 scale. This kit is modeled after the DJ variant of the aircraft and depicts it in Japanese service, specifically in a fighter training group.

The kit itself is composed of 142 pieces, all of which are crafted from high-quality materials. The kit also includes clear plastic pieces for the canopy and small detail parts to create a more realistic finished product. It should also be noted that the kit’s dimensions are 267 by 179 millimeters.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing Hasegawa’s limited edition 1:72 scale F-15DJ Eagle “Aggressor Minokasago,” I urge you to visit Hasegawa’s website or wherever Hasegawa products are sold.

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New Release: Airfix 1:72 Scale Gloster Meteor F.8 Kit

Airfix recently released a brand new rendition of the Gloster Meteor in 1:72 scale. This new kit from Airfix depicts the F.8 variant of the aircraft and includes many high-quality features to enhance the look and building process of the kit, something that applies to many of Airfix’s scale model kits.

The kit itself is constructed from high-quality plastics that are durable and easy to work with. Clear plastic parts are included as part of the canopy and significantly improve the realism of your scale aircraft. Also included with the kit are a number of waterslide decals. The decals allow you to choose from one of three marking options for your model kit. Two of these marking options portray British aircraft; however, one Belgian option is also available.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing Airfix’s new 1:72 scale Gloster Meteor F.8, I highly recommend that you visit Airfix’s website. The product can also be found in many stores that supply Airfix products and should retail for around 23.99 euros.

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Coming Soon: IGB 1:72 Scale A10 Mk.1 British Cruiser Tank Kit

IGB has recently hinted at the release of a brand new 1:72 scale iteration of the A10 Mk.1 British Cruiser Tank kit. Not much information has been released, however we for sure know that the kit should be released sometime this year and will be a part of IGB’s ‘The World at War’ collection.

If you are interested in learning more about the release of this product, I highly recommend to check out IGB’s website where you can find the IGB 1:72 scale A10 Mk.1 British Cruiser Tank in a section titled ‘COMING SOON!’, which can be found at the upper left corner of the home page.

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New Release: Airfix A02041A 1/72-scale Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B Kit

Airfix recently released a rendition of the Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B in 1/72-scale. The model is of very high quality, a trademark feature of most Airfix scale model kits. There is a sufficient amount of detail, both on the exterior and in the interior of the aircraft. Airfix’s new Hawker Typhoon kit also features a simple construction, with instructions that are easy to understand and pieces that fit together perfectly.

Two scheme options are included in the kit, both of which are quite snappy and very pleasing to the eye. High quality decals are included with the kit to improve the look of the model alongside a variety of scale ordnance that can be affixed to the bottom of the aircraft.

To conclude, I’d like to say that I’m very pleased with what I see in Airfix’s new 1/72-scale Hawker Typhoon. The kit is wonderfully designed and detailed and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. If you’re interested in learning more about or purchasing this kit, I encourage you to visit Airfix’s website where the it can be found retailing for $17.99.

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