Wednesday, 29 August 2018

New Fine Molds 1/48 'Babs' Variants Due in December

Fine Molds will release three new variants of their splendid 1/48th 'Babs' kit in December this year.  IJA Type 97 Model 1 'Tiger Troop' (above) features the early variant with markings options for two aircraft of Dokuritsu Hiko Dai 18 Chutai and what appears to be an aircraft of Kumagaya Army Aviation School.


In addition the famous civil 'Kamikaze' record-breaker will be released as a separate kit (above) with two versions of markings (below). 

Also, completing the trio,  the IJA Type 97 Model II '8th Squadron' kit (above) with markings for two different aircraft of Hiko Dai 8 Sentai.  Price of these kits direct from Japan will be about £21 each.

With thanks to Dan Salamone for the heads-up on these releases. 

Image credits:- All © 2018 Fine Molds, via HobbyLink Japan Ltd.


George Bryant said...

I can't wait to add these kits to my collection.

Michael Thurow said...

Great! If I only had enough time to build all these wonderful models...

Dan Salamone said...

Well said Michael! There was a strong chance was going to start the C5M2 Babs kit once I finish my current project, now going to wait and decide which version I'd like to build the most.


Baronvonrob said...

Thanks Dan for the advance notice..

I am hoping that Mr.Suzuki will release all of these wonderful Type 97 versions in 1/72 someday !

Straggler 脱走兵 said...

Well Baron, Dan alerted me to the news but I prepared and published the blog entry above.

You are welcome.