Previewed by Brett Green
AMtech's latest announcements include a brand new XP-47H and an
XP-72 in 1/48 scale, plus confirmation of a number of Ju 88H
variants including the enormous, long-range Fuhrungsmaschine for
release during 2003. See the brochure image below for more details
More announcements from the 2002 IPMS Nationals are at the bottom
of the page.
AMtech has announced several exciting new releases to take place
over the next six months:
P-61 Black Widow in 1/48 Scale
Alan Griffiths from AMtech has announced a new series of 1/48
scale P-61 Black Widow / Reporter kits to be released from early
2003. The kits will be newly tooled by the same workshop that
produced AMtech's wonderful 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 183.
The first release will be the P-61A/B/C Black Widow variants,
followed by the XP-61E / F-15 Reporter.
Pricing is expected to be under USD$60.00.
Limited Release 1/48 Flying Tigers
AMtech will package their 1/48 scale P-40E Warhawk kit with
artwork of the Salween River Gorge raid in China, plus a personally
autographed photograph of Flying Tigers' pilot Tex Hill.
Markings for all four P-40Es that participated in the raid will
be included in this kit.
Only 1,000 of this special release will be available, and pricing
is expected to be less than USD$50.00.
1/48 Scale P-40F/L Warhawk
AMtech's next model in their 1/48 scale P-40 series are the F and
L, Rolls-Royce Merlin powered variants. Although the fuselage bears
a family resemblance to the more familiar Allison Warhwks, the
design of the P-40F and L nose was completely different.
AMtech will once again use unreleased AMT moulds for this kit.
Upon comparison of the kit fuselage sprues with plans and
references, AMtech was not satisfied with the accuracy of the
profile, panel arrangements and other details on the kit nose. The
new AMtech kit will therefore include a resin replacement nose that
more accurately depicts the unique attributes of the Merlin engine
cowl and intake.
The first of AMtech's 1/48 scale P-40F/L kits will be available
1/72 Scale Junkers Ju 88S/T
The 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 88S/T kits are close to release. More
information will be available in the coming weeks.
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Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett Green
02 August, 2002
22 July, 2003
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