Czech Master Resin and Mark I Ltd New Kit Releases
CMR by Mark 1 Ltd is pleased to announce two new releases to their Spitfire and Vampire kit ranges. These are being distributed now, so please visit these on-line stockists for any orders you may wish to place.
CMR- 236 Supermarine Spitfire F.21 'Victor' & F.23 'Valiant' Prototypes
Designated the Mk.21, the new design Spitfire was powered by a two-stage supercharged Rolls-Royce Griffon 61 engine and featured stronger airframe and newly designed wings. The first true Mk.21 prototype, PP139, first flew in July 1943, while the first production aircraft, LA187, took off on 15 March 1944. These prototypes utilised "high-altitude" wing shape with pointed wing tips. At a later stage of its development the PP139 became the F Mk.23 prototype (which was intended to be a Spitfire Mk.22 incorporating a revised high-speed wing), featuring an extended fin, but the new wing gave less than perfect handling characteristics and so the anticipated order for more than 400 Mk.23s did not materialise.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
- Spitfire F Mk.21 'Victor' prototype, PP139, Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, 1944
- Spitfire F Mk.23 'Valiant' prototype, PP139, Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, 1945
- Spitfire F Mk.21 'Valiant' prototype, LA187, Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, 1945
This full resin kit contains 46 parts, two clear parts, vacu canopy (a spare set is included for modeller's convenience), and a coloured photo-etched fret. The decal sheet also includes a set of stencils.
CMR-DS237 de Havilland Vampire F.2 "Elephant Ears"
The Vampire F.2 was an experimental jet fighter powered by the Rolls-Royce Nene RB.41 engine rather than the usual de Havilland Goblin. Designed in 1945 by de Havilland with an aim to improve performance, an original order called for 60 F Mk.II aeroplanes, but eventually only three prototypes were built. It was a twin-boom mid-wing monoplane with a tricycle retractable undercarriage. Due to the two auxiliary intakes on top of the fuselage it was also referred to as the "Vampire – Elephant Ears". In August 1948 one of the prototypes, TX807, was transferred to Australia to serve as prototype for licence production of the Vampire F.30 for the RAAF.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
- Vampire F.2, TX807, Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, 1947
- Vampire F.2, A78-2, No.1 AD, RAAF, Laverton Air Base, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1949
This full resin kit contains 49 parts, vacu canopy (a spare set is included for modeller's convenience), a small mask and a coloured photo-etched fret. The decal sheet also includes a full set of stencils, for which placement on the kit a detailed diagram is included in the highly-detailed instruction leaflet.
1:144 scale plastic kits
MARK I Ltd has added a new line of injected kits to their brand stable having acquired ATTACK's 1/144-scale range in February this year. These kits will now be branded as MARK I Models, with the first releases produced using existing moulds; although they will have new decals, and in some cases additional resin and PE details. In due course there will be completely new releases that are under development. MARK I Models kits are made using electroplated metal moulds, enabling authentic reproduction of details in this small scale.
NEW kits for April 2013 have already been released and are on sale now:
MKM14406 Aero L-39ZO/ZA/ART Albatros
Description: Aero L-39ZO/ZA/ART Albatros (Algeria, Thailand, Libya, Afghanistan)
Contents: This injection-moulded kit contains 35 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy) and a comprehensive decal sheet for the following colour schemes:
Aero L-39ZO Albatros, Black 1107, Libyan Air Force, Mitiga International Aiport, 2006.Aero L-39ZA Albatros, Black 307, No.25 Sq., Bangladesh Air Force, Zahurul Hague Air Base, 2012.Aero L-39ZA Albatros, Black NL-36, Noumour Display Team, 618th Advanced Training Sq., Algerian Air Force,Oran Tafaraoui Air Base, 2006.Aero L-39ZA/ART Albatros, Black 10105, No.101 Sq., Royal Thai Air Force, Korat Air Base, 2000.
MKM14405HT MiG-19PM Farmer D
Description: MiG-19PM Farmer D (Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Albania)
Contents: This injection-moulded kit contains 26 parts, one clear part (the cockpit canopy), one resin part and a small fret with 31 photo-etched parts, and a comprehensive decal sheet for the following colour schemes:
MiG-19PM Farmer D, Black 1043, 5th Fighter Regiment of the Frontal Aviation (5. slp frontového letectva), Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Líně Air Base, early 1970s.MiG-19PM Farmer D, Red 904, No.28 Fighter Regiment of the Air Defence Force (28. PLM OPK), Polish Air Force (Polskie Lotnictwo Wojskowe), Słupsk-Rędzikowo Air Base, 1964.MiG-19PM Farmer D, Red 34, 1st Sq. 31st Fighter Regiment (1. század 31. HVE), Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Honvedseg Repülö Csapatai), Taszár Air Base, late 1960s.MiG-19PM Farmer D, Black 52, Aviation Regiment 7594, Albanian Air Force (Forcat Ajrore Shqiptare), Tirana-Rinas Air Base, 1960.
MKM14402 Shenyang J-6/F-6 Farmer C
Description: Shenyang J-6/F-6 Farmer C (China, Pakistan, Vietnam, Albania)
Contents: This injection-moulded kit contains 28 parts, one clear part (the cockpit canopy) and four resin parts, and a comprehensive decal sheet for the following colour schemes:
Shenyang J-6 Farmer C, Red 10309, Chinese Air Force (PLAAF – Chung-kuo Shen Min Taie-Fang-Tsun Pu-tai), 1978.Shenyang F-6 Farmer C, Black 1911, No.19 'Phoenix' Air Superiority Sq., Pakistani Air Force, Masroor Air Base, 1984.Shenyang F-6 Farmer C, Red 6023, 925th Fighter Regiment, North Vietnamese Air Force (VPAF – Vietnamese People's Air Force), Yen Bai Air Base, 1969.Shenyang F-6 Farmer C, Red 3-77, Aviation Regiment 4020, Albanian Air Force (Aviacione Ushtarak Shquipëtare), Tirana-Rinas Air Base, 1993
MKM14401 MiG-19S Farmer C 'Warsaw Pact'
Description: MiG-19S Farmer C 'Warsaw Pact' (Czechoslovakia, USSR, East Germany, Bulgaria)
Contents: This injection-moulded kit contains 27 parts, one clear part (the cockpit canopy) and four resin parts, and a comprehensive decal sheet for the following colour schemes:
MiG-19S (S-105) Farmer C, Black 0103 (c/n 950103), 1st Sq. 9th Fighter Regiment, Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Bechyně Air Base, June 1961.MiG-19S Farmer C, Blue 36, VVS USSR (Soviet Air Force), East Germany, 1960.MiG-19S Farmer C, Red 495 (c/n 61211225), 1/JG-3 (1. Staffel Jagdfliegergeschwader 3) 'Wladimir Komarow', East German Air Force (LSK/LV DDR – Luftstreitkräfte und Luftverteidigung der DDR), Preschen Air Base, Brandenburg, 1967.MiG-19S Farmer C, Red 11, 19th IAP, Bulgarian Air Force (Bolgarski Voyenno Vozdushni Sily), Graf Ignatievo Air Base, 1958.