November 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Diecast Aircraft and Armor News at

Diecast Aircraft and Armor News

November 30, 2011

The Hobby Master display bases have been quite popular and one new one has been added for March arrival. This is one I'll be getting or my dad as he always talks about racked these made when landing the C-46s he was…


Added by on November 30, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Xmas gifts Ideas !!

Hello, all !


I told you once about Erik Mombeeck, from Belgium.

He's an author specialized in JagdGeschwadern (German Fighters wings) history.

He publishes a lot of books and booklets in French, English and German traductions.

Here is his site:


I got his brand new booklet regarding JG 26 ("The Abbeville Boys" or "Kids") "Schlageter" the emblem of which was a stylised S…


Added by JEAN-FRANCOIS QUILLIEN on November 30, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Scale Aircraft Forum November competition

Just 4 days left to run on the Scale Aircraft November competition, if you have not already entered be sure to head over to the site, sign up and submit your answer!

Added by Scale Aircraft on November 26, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

American Airlines and modeling

The recently announced release by Herpa of an American Airlines DC-10-30, has sparked a basic topic for me - the American Airlines livery as it relates to modeling.


I have a basic and simple message to model makers everywhere:

If you can't make bare metal liveries BARE METAL, polished, or even chrome, then don't even bother. Please stop screwing around with silver paint or for Heaven's sake, gray. "Inflights DC-10 mold doesn't allow for bare metal" - then…


Added by Brian Sherman on November 26, 2011 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

IJN WWII 1/72 Aircraft Carrier deck HD1005

Hello, all !


This time, I got my IJN AC deck from HM, on which I took shots of some of my Japanese 1/72 models:

- Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" high altitude bomber, Akagi first wave attack, Commander Mitsuo Fuchida's aircraft, Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7th…


Added by JEAN-FRANCOIS QUILLIEN on November 25, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

My 4th A10A Warthog !!

Hi, M8s !!


I got my new Altaya / IXO 1/72 model of a Fairchild Republic A10A Warthog, coded "FT / 78-0597" from the 23rd TAW, England AFB, Louisiana, 1988.


I selected to show it with retracted gear, as the 3 other models I own (Easy Model = Trumpeter) are in downed gear mode.


It looks quite more accurate regarding the wings dihedral than the 3 Easy Model A10s.


But, unfortunately, this model lacks of a lot of markings under the…


Added by JEAN-FRANCOIS QUILLIEN on November 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving from - And new arrivals, etc.

Happy Thanksgiving from

News and updates

November 22, 2011

This is the time of year that we get behind on the newsletter. We have lot's of arrivals in the past week, but it's taken a few days to get them all organized and orders fill and out the door. We like being busy…


Added by on November 22, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

November 2011 competition

Hi Guys,

Scale Aircraft November 2011 competition is now up and running. This months prize is the new Gemini Jets British Airways ATR 72. To be in for a chance to win head over to sign up and answer the simple question.

Good luck to everybody who enters.


The Boss

Added by Scale Aircraft on November 19, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

I'm back and ALIVE !!!

Sorry, all!


Was obliged to go to Hospital urgently November the 11th due to a septicemy. I'm just at home right now!

Cheers to all my friends!


Added by JEAN-FRANCOIS QUILLIEN on November 16, 2011 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

New Aircraft Carrier Models and Planes coming to

New Aircraft Carrier Models and Planes coming to

Just a couple of days ago I got a call from a customer looking for WWII airplanes to display with his 1:400 scale airline models and I had nothing to offer. And then the next day I get an email from Merit International saying with this…

Added by on November 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

HobbyMaster, Skymax, and inFlight 200 March release news

Diecast Aircraft Preorder News from

November 4, 2011

Note: see one new item added to the JC wings December preorder list

Preorder News:

Hobby Master March items feature several new molds include a 1:48 Scale F4U Corsai and a 1:200 scale Fokker…


Added by on November 4, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

JC Wings and Blue Box December Preorder News

JC Wings and Blue Box Preorder News at

November 2, 2011

Oddly, both Pheonix and JC Wings are doing the same plane, the Finnair A340 Angry Birds. I've never seen that happen before. But other then that there are great releases here such as the Peter Max Continental 777, some nice ANA…


Added by on November 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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