Friday, September 29

A sneak peek at the new kits and a video from the 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show

The 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show is being held this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight East 7/8 Hall from September 29 Sunday till Sunday the 1st of October. Along with the Shizuoka show, this is the big industry show in Japan for the year, with many native and international companies releasing new products at the event. In time for the public show on the weekend, we have some preview information and a video supplied by the guys at Beaver Hobby company giving you a great rundown of what to expect on your visit...

Preview: 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show 
Where: Tokyo Big Sight East 7 · 8 Hall
When: Trade Day: Friday 9/29 9:00~17:00, 
Public Days: Saturday 9/30 9:30~18:00 & Sunday 10/1 9:30~16:30 
This year's 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show is being held from Friday, September 29 to October 1 at Tokyo Big Sight. It is a huge show incorporating many different genres and items as well as some great major surprises from the model manufacturers on display.
Here is a sneak peek at some great new items that major manufacturers have announced, starting with a great video from the buys at Beaver Hobby Company

This is the booth of the Beave hobby Company They are a subsidiary of Hobbylink Japan. As a wholesaler, they always have a collection of the best of the model companies that do not have a big booth at these Japanese shows, so they are often on the list of your first scheduled stops. This year Scott Hards has made a video overview of the show before the weekend public days start.

Scott and the guys have made a great video of the event. You can see a great overview here...
Just some of the myriad of kits from a multitude of suppliers at the Beaver Hobby Booth:

New Takom armour including the two new Merkava MkI & Hybrid tanks

New Amusing hobby kits at the Beaver booth
Modelcollet has it's bunch of "What if" 1/72nd scale tanks and futuristic stuff on display at the Beaver booth.

Mig Jimenez will also be doing displays at the show at the Beaver Hobby Booth - He will be there on Sat 30th and Sun 1st making two special demos for the public.

All new Aoshima Items
A new line called "The Snap Kit"! Featuring new moulds and parts moulded in colour, these 1/32-scale snap-fit kits allow anyone to build a car to be proud of. First up in November will be the Suzuki Hustler, with releases in Phoenix Red Pearl and Candy Pink Metallic, and the Toyota Prius, in Super White II and Emotional Red.
New tool 1/24th scale kits of the Toyota NCP160V Probox 2014 and Toyota NCP160V Succeed, based on 3D scans of the real cars, will be released in December.
Art by the late, great Kihachiro Ueda will grace the box of an impressive 1/700 offering of IJN Battleship Yamato, with new parts added to the already-released Musashi to create the most up-to-date realization of this iconic ship.

Aoshima's popular 1/45 Diesel Locomotive DD51 will also soon be back and better than ever, with updated colour specs and detail-up parts including aluminium wheels.
Toyota Prius (Super White II) 1/24 Toyota NCP160V Probox 14
1/24 Toyota NCP160V Probox '14 1/700 IJN Battleship Yamato
1/700 IJN Battleship Yamato 1/45 Diesel Locomotive DD51 Update Color Super Detail
1/45 Diesel Locomotive DD51 Update Color Super Detail

All new Bandai Items
1/144 RG MS-06R-2 Johnny Ridden Custom Zaku II
The next hot new kit to be released into the Real Grade lineup has been revealed! And it is none other than Johnny Ridden's Custom Zaku II in all of its red glory with a number of weapons to equip
Hot on the heels of the MG Ver Ka ZZ Gundam releasing this month, Master Grade fans will have another new MG to look forward to with the upcoming release of the GM Sniper Custom
Also on the way are a number of new HG kits including the Cherudim Gundam Saga TYPE.GBF from "Gundam Build Fighters" as well as the menacing-looking black Zaku I (Kycilia Zabi's Forces) and Zaku Half Cannon from "Gundam The Origin"!
1/100 MG GM Sniper Custom
1/144 HG Zaku Half Cannon
1/144 HG Zaku I (Kycilia Zabi's Forces)
1/144 HGBF Cherudim Gundam Saga TYPE.GBF

All new Fine Molds Items
The A Type of the Grumman F-14A Tomcat gets a 1/72 scale release from Finemolds! This long-awaited release comes with decals for the US Navy 84th Fighting Squadron (VF - 84) "Jolly Rogers". In addition, a set of air-to-air missiles from current American military planes such as the AIM-54A/C Phoenix and the AIM-7F/M/P Sparrow will be released.
In 1/35th scale, the first commercialised version of the IJA Type 89 Medium Tank I-Go Kou will soon be released! Finemolds have taken care to replicate the medium tank's details with careful historical accuracy, and have included etching parts for the muffler covers, as well as new decals.
From Finemolds' "Ultra Precision Plastic Parts - Nano Aviation" series comes the MG15 7.92mm Machine Gun (IJN Type 1/IJA Type 98) in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. Used by both Germany and Japan during WWII, it's sure to be a useful addition to many modellers' collections!
1/72 Current US Army Aircraft Missile Set
1/35 IJA Type 89 Medium Tank I-Go Kou
1/72 MG15 7.92mm Machine Gun (IJN Type 1/IJA Type 98)
1/48 MG15 7.92mm Machine Gun (IJN Type 1/IJA Type 98)

Great Wall hobby's new Items
Great Wall Hobby 48th scale Su-35s
1/72d F-15 & F-14 kits also on display

New AFV Club kits- new M54 5ton truck & Magach 6

All new GSI Creos Items
Mr. Modeling Saw
When it comes to building, GSI Creos always has your back with the latest hobby supplies! For this year's All Japan Show, they've prepared the handy Mr. Modeling Saw, along with Mr. Melamine Foam Sheet (for Flat Finish), accompanied by Mr. Melamine Foam Stick (for Flat Finish). Also in their lineup is Mr. Foldable Silicone Box with Slip-Proof Bottom and Mr. Line Chisel (Red Anodized Aluminum)!
Mr. Melamine Foam Sheet for Flat Finish
Mr. Melamine Foam Stick for Flat Finish 
Mr. Foldable Silicone Box with Slip-Proof Bottom
Mr. Line Chisel Red Anodized Aluminum

All new Platz Items
1/35 girls & Panzer Theater Edition Sherman Firefly Sanders University high school (Platz, ASCA model)
1/35 Girls und Panzer der Film: Cruiser Tank A41 Centurion University Strengthened Team
The long-awaited 1/35 Centurion A41 from "Girls und Panzer: der Film" arrives from Platz. 

Based on AFV Club's kit with a newly moulded upper body, it's slated to roll into stock late this year. Also, watch for a finished set of 1/35-scale Anglerfish Team members.
1/35th scale Girls Und Panzer A41 Tank ( New Tool)
In addition, a new 1/72 double-seater MiG-15 UTI Soviet Air Force arrives soon, with decals for three versions. A two-piece set of the Douglas A-26 Invader attack bomber in 1/144 scale is also on the horizon, as is a two-piece set of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's RF-4E Phantom II reconnaissance aircraft in the same scale.
1/72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 UTI Soviet Air Forces
1/144 Douglas A-26 Invader (2 pcs) 
1/144 JASDF Reconnaissance Aircraft RF-4E Phantom II Ocean Camouflage/Normal Camouflage (2 pcs)

Dragon's new Items from the show
1/35 WW.II Japanese Empire Navy Special 4 Type Internal Hollow Craft Katsu (Tornado Operation)
1/35 US Army M48 tank AVLB

1/35 Israel Army M727 Hawk type self-propelled artillery

Hasegawa's new items
1 / 72 scale flying boat type 12.
 Here comes the first ever Civic sports model RS release from Hasegawa, the Honda Civic RS(SB-1) 3-Door Hatchback! RS stands for "Road Sailing," and this sporty little beauty that debuted in 1974 can now be yours to build in an entirely new 1/24 scale mould.
Hasegawa never forgets their sci-fi builders, and they've got a new treat for fans of the "Macross" series with the VF‐31C Siegfried Mirage Custom Unit from "Macross Delta," featuring newly moulded parts compared to their previous VF-31 releases.
Hasegawa is expanding their 1/450 scale ship series with the Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer. Featuring a new mould, this beautiful kit will allow you to enjoy all of the details of the Hyuga thanks to its large-scale
Also hitting the pavement soon from Hasegawa are new kits of the Suzuki GT380 B in 1/12 scale, and the Hitachi Construction Combined Road Roller ZC50C-5 in 1/35 scale! 

All new Tamiya Items
1/48th scale Bf-109G6 New Tooled kit - Long awaited and a bit of a surprise - the new tooled Bf-109 is made with several options to choose from, including a full engine and MG compartment and several other features...
It is possible by using the included magnet to pose the DB 605 engine cowl open or closed. This can be changed after you finish construction if you like. By the way the model 188 mm long...
1/24 Mercedes AMG GT3
The sharp design of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is coming to us as a beautifully detailed 1/24 scale kit by Tamiya! Based on a commercially available sports car, the GT3 is now a big contender in the world of racing, and it's sure to make an incredible kit.
In the 1/48 scale lineup, we have the U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams, which will be 20cm long when completed and features accurate detailing of the tanks electronic parts.
A new  1/16 scale German Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen Type 82 (Africa Corps/Marshal Rommel) 
1/16 Big Tank Series No.5 Pkw.K1 Cubel Wagen 82 (Europe Front)
1/12 Ducati Panigale 1199 S Tricolore, slated for December,
1/35 British anti-tank vehicles self-propelled gun Archer, December
1/48th scale SSO-100 Hannomag Tractor

All new Kotobukiya Items
Raftclans Aulun (Super Robot Wars)
Kotobukiya has a new kit on the way for all you gamers and lovers of mecha! Coming this December is a new suit from "Super Robot Wars," the imposing Raftclans Aulun. They're also bringing back two of their beloved "Zoids" kits, the HMM Highend Master Model EZ-036 Death Stinger and Gojulas The Ogre. We look forward to seeing the new suit in person at this year's event, along with any surprises they might have in store for us!
HMM Highend Master Model EZ-036 Death Stinger (Re-issued)
Gojulas The Ogre (Re-issued)

All new Wave Items
1/35 Votoms Blood Sucker ST Ver.
The lineup from Wave is off to a great start with the 1/35 scale Votoms Blood Sucker ST Ver., from the Votoms OVA "The Last Red Shoulder!" This kit has been designed in collaboration with Votoms Setting Producer Koichi Inoue, so great care has been taken to reproduce specific shapes and details with the highest accuracy
Wave's 1/12 body
Fans of the Ma.K series will be happy to see Wave adding to its lineup with the S.A.F.S.Mk.III Type R Rapoon, a reconnaissance type Rapoon.
The Macross: VF-4 Lightning III also gets a 1/72 scale release! The VF-4 is the successor model of the VF-1, and with its sophisticated design, this is definitely a kit worth waiting for! This particular kit displays the VF-4 in fighter form, and features snap-fit construction.
When it comes to ship models, Wave also has fans covered with a 1/350 scale kit of the INJ Destroyer Fuyutsuki 1945. This kit accurately recreates the characteristic shape of the Fuyutsuki, and is based on the already-released kit of the Akizuki. 
1/20 S.A.F.S.Mk.III Type R Rapoon 
1/72 Macross: VF-4 Lightning III 
1/350 INJ Destroyer Fuyutsuki 1945
HG Micro Chisel Set 5 Blades & Grip (Black)

All new GodHand Items
Bit Blade: Flat Blade Set of 5pcs
GodHand wants to be your go-to brand in hobby tools! Among their new offerings is a handy Bit Blade, available in your choice of a flat blade set or a round blade set. Also on the way are Mini FF Board Steel--sets of stainless steel files in 6mm and 10mm widths--and Double-Sided Tape for Mini FF Board in those widths, the perfect way to securely attach a file to a board.

All new Airfix Items
1/48 Hawker Sea Fury FB.II
Airfix flies in with two newly tooled kits of British subjects! The first is the late war Hawker Sea Fury FB.II in 1/48th scale! The Hawker Sea Fury was the last piston-engined fighter aircraft to be operated by the British and arguably one of the best piston-engined fighter aircraft ever designed.
Also due out soon is a kit many Royal Navy fans have been waiting for, the McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom in 1/72nd scale! This kit of the British version of the Phantom includes its trademark look with the raised nose, which was done to increase the angle of attack when launching from the smaller British carriers.
New variations of the Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scale is on the way as well as a 1/72nd Bristol Blenheim Bomber in Mk.IV configuration!
1/72 McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom
1/48 P-51D Mustang 
1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV Bomber
1/48 Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIB

All new Eduard Items
1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 ProfiPACK Edition
Eduard has gone back to the drawing board to bring us an all-new tooling of the famous Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 in 1/48th scale! This ProfiPack edition kit includes metal photo-etched detail parts, paint masks and decals to build one of five different marking options!
Also on the way is a nifty little resin kit of the GBU-43/B MOAB, the Mother Of All Bombs! Eduard also brings us new boxings of other kits such as a Weekend Edition Kit of the 1/72nd Fw 190A-8, a Limited Edition Kit of the Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib in 1/48th scale and a Weekend Edition Kit of the German WWI Fighter Aircraft Pfalz D.IIIa in 1/72nd scale
1/72 Weekend Edition Kit of Fw 190A-8 Universal Wings
1/48 Limited Edition Kit of Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib 
1/48 Weekend Edition Kit of German WWI Fighter Aircraft Pfalz D.IIIa
1/72 GBU-43/B MOAB

New Items from Other Manufacturers
A number of other manufacturers are also set to release some eye-catching items! From F-toys comes a 1/72 Full Action Comet Type 12. This is the second release from the "Full Action" series, and as before, 5 pieces are included in 1 box, each with various markings

Moebius is also displaying their kit of the 2001: A Space Odyssey Discovery. This beautiful and majestic kit has been on many people's wish lists for some time. Parts have been moulded based on in-depth analysis, and both the shape and minor details have been accurately reproduced. This impressive model will measure approximately 1 meter long when complete
A few other new releases are also on our radar! From Italeri's collaboration with World of Tanks comes the WWII Jagdpanzer IV/70(A), an exciting new release. 

Yellow Submarine is releasing a Mini Spot LED Sound Sensor Unit which will be great for highlighting your favourite figures. Finally, Flyhawk Model is releasing a 1/2000 scale WWII DKM German Battleship Tirpitz, which comes moulded in fantastic detail despite its small size.

1/48th  Honda Jet from EBBRO

Fans of other genres will like this video - this time by Todd from Gunpla TV/ Hobbylink TV at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2017 
And lastly, some more pictures from the show so far...Japanese shows are amazing!
Thanks to Scott and the guys at Beaver Hobby for this video of the event. You can pre-order most of these new kits on the HobbyLink Japan Website right now or in the very near future.