Friday, November 30

It's getting colder out - so Meng sends shots of their two cold-war kits built up to warm your heart

Meng from the Far East have supplied us some pictures of their latest creation – the 1/72nd G.91R Light Fighter-Bomber built up and painted – this little kit looks like it has lots of potential in the right hands – they have also released details a while ago about their second delta winged release in 1/72nd scale the delta Dagger (flown by Ex-President George Bush Sr. himself). We thought we would bring them both to you in our preview…
G.91 was the first combat aircraft designed and developed by Italy itself after WWII. It served in the Italian Air Force and the Luftwaffe. It was also used by the Portuguese Air Force in their wars in Africa. Besides this, G.91s was used by the Frecce Tricolori from 1964 to 1981. The G.91R was the most widely used version in the G.91 series.
1/72 G.91R Light Fighter-Bomber plastic model kit. Its 143mm long and 118mm in
wingspan. Two variant options provided:R/1 or R/3. Landing gear, canopy and
airbrakes can be built to be open or closed. Three types of rocket launchers and
one type of bomb provided. Three painting options provided (including the Frecce
Tricolori markings). A PVC Velcro badge of Frecce Tricolori of Italian Air Force
 included as a gift.
 Delicately curvaceous aircraft shape Is perfectly modelled; Painting Scheme Of Frecce Tricolori Of Italian Air Force Is Wonderfully Reproduced.
Wheel Wells Representing The Real Aircraft Are Precise And Delicate.
 Beautifully Shaped Aircraft Nose Is Reproduced Realistically With Characteristics Of The Real Aircraft Being Presented Correctly.
Delicate Change In The Tail Is Completely Represented.
 Delicate Decal Sheet Contains Schemes Of Frecce Tricolori Of Italian Air Force, Luftwaffe And US Army.
The Kit Contains Grey and Clear Sprues As Well As A Gift Velcro Badge Of Frecce Tricolori of the Italian Air Force.

F-102A Delta Dagger, designed and manufactured by Convair, was the first supersonic all-weather interceptor and also the world's first aircraft applied the 'Area Rule'. There were two different wings for the F-102As: the 'Case X' and 'Case XX' wings. The F-102As were mainly deployed in North American, while a small number of them were deployed in overseas bases during its service. F-102As also served in Vietnam War. George W. Bush, the 43rd President of United States of America, served in the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) of Air National Guard Station as an F-102A pilot.
1/72 scale plastic model kit of F-102A Delta Dagger is 289mm in total length and 161mm in width. This kit with has rich and fine details in the wing and along the whole fuselage. The cockpit is detailed and its canopy can be built either open or closed. The weapon bay is precise and accurate. Built-in missile pylons are also retractable. Accurate model lines completely reproduce the perfect shape of the aircraft. Besides this, the landing gear and airbrakes can be built either open or closed as well.

Main Wing, Nose And Other Parts Of F-102A Are Accurately Modelled.
Wheel Bay, Weapon Bay And Landing Gear Are Precisely Reproduced. Two Weapon Options Are Provided In The Kit.
The Canopy Can Be Assembled In Open Option to Better Show the finely Represented Cockpit Details.
Panel Lines Are Accurate And Crispy. Airbrakes Can Be Assembled In Open Or Closed Position.
Decals  representing the aircraft flown by Ex-President George W. Bush. The marking for aircrafts from the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) of Air National Guard Station.
Six Grey Sprues And One Transparent Sprue Are Included.
 These two nice little kits are now available from Meng’s Distributors worldwide