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13 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

The B-58 has to be one of the most brutally beautiful aircraft ever built, anywhere in the world.  Everything about it is swoops and curves, and “in your face” space age amazing. 

It was oozing Mach 2, even grounded on its spindly LG …


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On 12/18/2022 at 3:54 AM, Artful69 said:

Hi all ...

A couple of days ago I messaged @Clunkmeister about how successful the pinned thread on LSM modelling announcements for 2022 had been - and that maybe we should start a new pinned thread for 2023. Ern agreed that it was a good idea ... and so what I was to do for the next couple of days involved scrolling through the complete 2022 thread and listing all the current announcements for this first post. It seems @Fran and I think along the same lines - as he launched a thread less than 12 hours after my discussion with Ern!! ... These will be merged.

To simplify ... I have only included LSM announcements (1/35 and up) ... That is in no-way a definitive list parameter moving forward ... there were a few 1/48 announcements listed in the last thread (and smaller scales too) - and all of them were interesting! ... 

The list below will fall under several Titles ...

"LATE" announced as a 2022 release but delayed for some reason.

"ANNOUNCED" as a 2023 release, but not yet out for retail

"RELEASED" as in any previously announced (or "surprise MF!" kit) that has now hit the retail sector (in 2023)

"FUTURE" as a projected 2024 release.

As such, I will expect the edit this post throughout the year ahead, as more kits make it to retail ... but nothing will hit the last 2 categories until next year, obviously!


LATE ...

* Airfix - 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IXc

* Andy's Model Headquarters - 1/16 M4A3 'Easy' 8 Sherman 

* Beemax - 1/12 Lotus/Honda 99T

* Border Model - 1/35 B5N2 'Kate'

* Copper State Models - 1/32 Bristol Scout c

* Gallery Models, Heller, MonoChrome, Trumpeter (yes, all 4, same boxing!!) - 1/16 Pz.Kpfw III Ausf.J / L / M

* Gecko Model - 1/16 Pz.Kpfw II Ausf.F

* GWH - 1/32 P-40B 'Pearl Harbour'

* ICM - 1/35 CH-54 Tarhe

* ICM - 1/32 Yak-9T (kit not due in Australia until late January 2023 ... showing for retail in other locations?? - First I've heard!!)

* Infinity Model - 1/32 D3A1 'Val'

* Infinity Model - 1/32 B5N2 'Kate'

* Italeri - 1/32 Macchi C.202 Folgore

* Kotare - 1/32 Spitfire Mk.1a (Mid)

* Miniart - 1/35 Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf.H & Kfz.70 w/crew & Dio set

* Revell - 1/32 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb

* Trumpeter - 1/32 TBD-1 Devastator (🙄 yeah, I know! - but it was announced at a model show so I HAVE to include it! ... at least its a little more than vapourware now)



* Andy's Model Headquarters - 1/16 Pz.Kpfw Tiger.1 Ausf.E (Early) 3 in 1

* Border Model - 1/35 Fw.190 (details are still sketchy on variant ... some are saying F.6 while others say F.8)

* DBMK - 1/32 Hawker Sea Fury

* Halberd Models - 1/32 Curtis SC-1 Seahawk

* Hobby 2000 - 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf.110D (Dragon re-pop)

* Hobby 2000 - 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf.110E (Dragon re-pop)

* Hong Kong Model - 1/32 Douglas A-20G 'Havoc'

* Infinity Model - 1/32 Messerschmitt Me.410

* Infinity Model - 1/32 Z-37A Chelak

* Infinity Model - 1/32 Westland Wyvern

* Infinity Model - 1/32 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X

* Kotare - 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Va

* Meng Model - 1/35 AH-64D 'Apache'

* Plus Model - 1/35 M-16 Austro - Daimler 'C-Zug'

* Revell - 1/32 Gloster Meteor F.3

* Takom - 1/35 AH-64D 'Longbow'

* Takom - 1/35 AH-64E 'Guardian'

* Takom - 1/35 Mi-28N 'Night Hunter'

* VFS - 1/32 SR-71A 'Blackbird'


If anyone can find anything I've missed ... or to add ... or advise of change in status (ie - kit in stock - physically!! - at the local HS) just list them below and I'll update this reference as often as I can!


Rog :)








Sorry @Artful69 I didnt saw your post! If I did i would have deleted mine!

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13 minutes ago, Fran said:

Sorry @Artful69 I didnt saw your post! If I did i would have deleted mine!

lol ... I didn't post this until after I saw your's ... all good - as Ern has merged the thread and I can still edit my list as we move forward.

Great minds think alike ;)

Rog :)


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Almost forgot that I have that 1/48 B-58 kit, but in a smaller cardboard box due to shipping size of the original.  I really need to find that sucker.  
SR-71 really grabs my attention.  If it’s on my affordable scale I’ll have to do it. 

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13 hours ago, smitty44 said:


I’ve been watching this one in anticipation for a while now.  Good God it’s going to be huge with that rotor span. At first I was ready to jump on the bandwagon and get one, but the more I think about it I realize I already have two helicopter kits on the SOD and do I really need to add something this freaking huge to my built collection even if I ever got around to building it?  I might have to live vicariously through others on this one. 

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20 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

Thunder Model's 35th scale C9/B Morris Bofors Gun Truck "Late".


Makes a change from Axis mobile platforms……


Having built their Scammell, this should be a very nice kit once it comes out. Nice to see they're doing new subjects. 

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ZM’s Fw-190A (A-4 I think) should be out this year also.

ICM has the B-26B Marauder coming in 1/48 in late 2023 along with a 1/32 HS-123. The 1/48 Ki-21 is slated for a Q4 release as well, that one was announced a year or two ago. 

Airfix confirmed the Gannet in 1/48 but nothing new in larger scales sadly. 

Announced recently (no idea if 2023 release)

Italeri 1/32 Macchi 202

Mini Art 1/48 P-47D in three variants

A new (new to me, at least) company called Triglav has a 1/35 resin Bayraktar TB-2 in development

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