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Product Announcements: October 5, 2021

New figures, resin details, scale modeling books, and decals

B-29 Superfortress wheels with diamond tread resin detail set from Plus Model

Scale: 1/72
Item: AL7047
MSRP: $10.89

Also available in grooved tread (No. AL7048; $10.89).

Aer Lingus A321neo decals
from DrawDecal

Scale: 1/144
Item: 44-A3N-103
MSRP: $14.00

In July 2019, Aer Lingus of Ireland took delivery of the first of what are currently eight Airbus A321neo aircraft. These aircraft were delivered in Aer Lingus’ new 2019 color scheme. This decal provides the markings for any aircraft in the fleet. Also available in 1/200 (No. 20-A3N-103; $10).

British Sloops and Frigates of the Second World War by Les Brown (ShipCraft Series) from Casemates Publishing

ISBN: 978-1526-7938-74 (Seaforth Publishing)
MSRP: $28.95

Soft cover; 64 pages; 120 color and B/W images.

The ShipCraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject, highlighting differences between ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the subjects, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

This volume covers the majority of British wartime escort classes, from the inter-war ASW and minesweeping sloops that culminated in the superb Black Swan class, to the wartime designs that were originally known as ‘twin-screw corvettes’ but were eventually classed as frigates – the ‘River’ class, and their derivatives of the ‘Loch/Bay’ classes that were modified for prefabricated construction. Also included are the American-built destroyer escorts which became RN ‘Captains’ class frigates and the earlier ex-US Coast Guard cutters that were listed as sloops.

With its unparalleled level of visual information – paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs – this book is simply the best reference for any model-maker setting out to build any of these numerous escort types.

Soviet Officers at Field Briefing from MiniArt Models
Scale: 1/35
Item: 35365

Kit box contains models of five figures, weapons, and equipment.
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