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WAVE TO REISSUE 1/20 GLADIATOR IN WINTERMUTE SET

Fans of Wave's 1/20 Maschinen Krieger Gladiator who missed out on the kit's brief availability earlier this year are in luck. Wave will re-issue the kit later this year as part of a 1/20 'Wintermute' set. This collection of kits includes the S.A.F.S. Snowman, Gladiator (Early Type Winter Specification) and a scale Mechanic figure. Interestingly, it appears the mechanic will have an optional Santa Claus beard. Release is scheduled for December, 2016.

08/2016

Image: Mechanic


Image: Gladiator & SAFS



FINE MOLDS TO RELEASE TIGER MOTH KIT

Fine Molds' have announced a new kit of the Tiger Moth pirate ship from the 1986 Ghibli film Laputa: Castle in the Sky. The snap-fit kit, scheduled for release in late December, 2016, will be about 7½in long x 8 in wide (19.2cm long, 20.6cm wide). A display base, model of the flappter, and a 1/12-scale unpainted figure of Captain Dola will also be included.

08/2016


RETRIEVER ROCKET COMING FROM GLENCOE

Glencoe have announced the imminent reissue of their much sought-after 1/72 Retriever Rocket kit. It was originally issued in the late '50s and reissued only once in the '90s. Slated for late-August, 2016 release, the kit will come molded in white and clear plastic, and feature a detachable one-man 'bottle suit' with scale figure, stand and decals by Scalemaster. This issue will also have new box art from Famous Space illustrator Ron Miller.

Check out Fantastic Plastic's Virtual Museum for more details on the model.

08/2016


MOEBIUS ANNOUNCES STAR TREK & OTHER LICENSES

Moebius Models announced that they have acquired a license to produce kits from the new Star Trek films. This includes all ships in the three movies (so far) of the ''Kelvin universe''. No subjects or release dates have been announced.

Moebius have also acquired the license to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Their Moonbus and Orion kits will be reissued; no further plans for the line have yet been revealed.

08/2016


ROUND 2 ANNOUNCES STAR TREK RELASES FOR 2016

Due out in Dec 2016 or early 2017 -- 1/2500 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Box Set - Snap. (AMT954) Set includes 7 snap-together kits:

  • NX-01 Enterprise (all new kit)
  • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS)
  • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A
  • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B
  • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C
  • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
  • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E

and features ''pressure sensitive decals'' featuring aztec panel details. ''Requires minimal painting to achieve a great look'', says R2. No images or other info have yet been released.

Other forthcoming releases:

  • 1/2500 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D Aztec Decals (4th quarter 2016)
  • 1/350 Star Trek TOS U.S.S. Enterprise Pilot Parts Pack - Reissue (Dec 2016 or early 2017)

08/2016


350 TOS ENTERPRISE MAKE-OVER

Round 2 have announced some big news for classic Enterprise fans. The big 1/350 kit will be getting a makeover, with new upper and lower saucer halves with no gridline inscribed. These parts will be available as aseparate accessory set, and will beb part of the kits going forward. Full details (and more news) may be seen at Round2's blog.

05/2016


THE BEST PART ABOUT THAT MOVIE....

Now available from Fantastic plastic: a 1/500 kit of the Prometheus from the Ridley Scott movie of the same name. This 338 part resin kit includes photoetched brass details and may be displayed in "landed" or "in-flight" configurations. For more information, or to order, please visit the Fantastic Plastic website.

Price is $ 200.00 USD (~$ 278.87 CAN/€ 182.38 EUR ).

12/2015

Image: Completed model



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