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The Latest Scale Model News from the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2014

Large-scale aircraft builders all over the world rejoiced when Tamiya announced its amazingly detailed “bubble top” 1/32 Vought F4U-1 Corsair, as a follow-up to last year’s release of the “Birdcage” version of this iconic aircraft! At the other end of the size scale, Tamiya’s 1/35 German Jagdpanzer IV (70) Lang joins their Military Miniatures lineup in November, and the 1/48 German 6 Wheeler truck Kfz.69 3.7cm Antitank Gun Towers will be released later this month.

Also in November, Tamiya’s 1/24 Subaru BRZ Street Custom heats up the streets, and their Fully Cowled Mini 4WD Magnum 2014 (AR) will heat up the Mini 4WD tracks!

Hasegawa, meanwhile, provides us with a 1/24 Nissan Sunny Truck (GB121) Long Body Deluxe in November, with the speedy 1/12 Honda NSF500 1989 WGP500 Champion arriving the following month. And December will be extra special for aircraft modelers, as Hasegawa gifts them with a special limited release of a 1/48 F-16D Block 52nd Advance F.F. Singapore Air Force Special!

Aoshima’s first new tooling of a British ship in 40 years, the 1/700 HMS Ark Royal, pulls into port in December, sporting a fleet of Swordfish torpedo bombers. Small-scale military fans will want to grab the amazingly detailed 1/72 JGSDF Maneuver Combat Vehicle MCF Prototype kit, and for spacecraft buffs, Aoshima brings out a non-scale replica of the Epsilon Launch vehicle. Both release in October.

And “KanColle” fans will want to invite the 1/700 Kanmusu Mamiya into their collection in December!

Pit-Road’s Girls und Panzer Type 89 Ending Ver. kit features a highly detailed tank and pre-painted figures of the Ahiru-san team to come along for the fun! Warship buffs will want to check out the 1/700 IJN Shimakaze Final Ver. in November and the Japanese Munition Ship Kashino in December. In October, Pit-Road’s 1/48 F-15J JASDF will come in for a light landing as well.

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  1. Whoops! Brian here (the big guy in this video). That Kotobukiya Super X 2 I was drooling over in the video is actually a plastic model kit, not a die-cast item as I erroneously said. Guess I was too excited! Sorry for any confusion.


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