In 1957 German-born American scientist Ernst Stuhlinger designed the Umbrella Ship based on a US Army Ballistic Missile Agency study. Pushed away from the Earth by a nuclear powered ion engine, the 10 ship fleet would take it’s 200 crew members on a 1276 day round trip to Mars. Masterpiece Models now offers a kit of this unique spacecraft concept.
While not exactly 'new' this kit has not been around for a while. From the television series 'Babylon 5', the 1/4105 scale Terran Alliance Cruiser is available again.
A new sci fi kit manufacturer, B& T Studio Scale, made their debut at this year's Wonderfest 2015 Hobby Expo with a 1/20 scale kit of the spacecraft Icarus form the original 'Planet of the Apes' movies series. This is the first for what B&T hopes to be more forthcoming kits.
This year's Wonderfest had Round 2 unveil their plans for a 1/48 scale Eagle Transporter from the early 1970's TV series Space: 1999. The detail for this kit promises to be even greater than on the previous Round 2/MPC deluxe 1/72 version.
From the Czech Republic, Green Strawberry is a small business that makes resin kits, PE details and accessories for science fiction subjects. Here's a look at two of their latest kits.
Mache Models (Natter-Kit) has released a 1/48 resin 4X4 Sci-Fi vehicle called "EVO-T Varano."
NZ Industrial has released a 1/35 resin mech titled, "Riesen-Panzer III Ausf.A/B Rs.Pz III"
NZ Industrials has released a resin kit titled, "1/35 Marder I/250/R Sd.kfz.250."
Brick Works has released a 1/20 resin figure called, "Lieutenant Hanna." It's unique in that it is one of the few 1/20 resin female figures that is armed.
Bandai has released a 1/144 High-Grade plastic injection kit titled, "1/144 HGBC Giant Gatling Gun." This gatling gun is sure to punch holes in mech armor!
Dark World Creations will release in July, 2015, a 70mm resin figure of "Hammerstein."
Wildhouse Models will release 1/24 Sci-Fi barrels, weapons case, pallet, crates, and a medical box as Sci-Fi accessories.
Delta Quadrant brings us a few new resin Star Trek spaceships.
Nuts Planet continues their "Trigger" resin figure series with the release of a 75mm figure titled, "Traitor Bashford."
Bandai will release a 1/12 plastic Star Wars Sandtrooper in June, 2015.
Bandai has released a 1/48 plastic Star Wars Snowspeeder.
Atlantis Models has released a 1/72 plastic UFO from the classic TV show, "The Invaders."
Not Yet Dead Miniatures has released some interesting and cool 1/35 civilians and survivors. In fact, some of these figures could pass as ordinary civilians.
Modern Armies in Miniatures has released three "1946: Front46" Sci-Fi "What If" figures.
Modern Armies in Miniatures has released a 1/35 three-figure resin set titled, "Survivors in Radiation Suits - Burn Them!"
Modern Armies in Miniatures (MAIM) has released a variety of 1/35 resin human survivors for the Post-Apocalyptic diorama scene.
Modern Armies in Miniatures (MAIM) has released a futuristic resin 1/35 Post-Apocalyptic Robot sniper and cyborg figure (each sold separately).
Modern Armies in Miniatures (MAIM) has released four 1/35 resin zombie figures for your Post-Apocalyptic or "Biological World Gone Mad" creative dioramas!
Atlantis Models has released a 1/48 all-resin Limited Edition multimedia kit complete with clear windows and detailed interior of a spacecraft titled, "Lunar Explorer."
Pegasus Hobbies will release a plastic 1/32 Terminator 2 diorama complete with T-800 Endoskeletons and base in June, 2015.
Clearhorizon Miniatures has released a 15mm resin "Apocalypse" tank with adjustable tracks.
First announced here November from last year
,"Star-Lord" Peter Quill's space ship, purportedly named after TV actress Alyssa Milano, Quill's boyhood crush just prior to his abduction by aliens.
Coming this July form Aoshima, the 'Recovery Vehicle' from the Thunderbirds TV series of the 1960's. If you have a Thunderbird-2 in your collection, this would make a nice companion piece.
At the Shizuoka Hobby Show, 2015, Hasegawa has revealed a "1/72 VF-1S/A Strike/Super Gerwalk Valkyrie!" plastic kit to be released in July, 2015.
At the Shizuoka Hobby Show, 2015, Hasegawa has revealed a 1/20 "Ma.K Robot Battle V Mk44 Ammoknights (Smart Gun)" plastic kit to be released in June, 2015.
At the Shizuoka Hobby Show, 2015, Bandai has revealed a 1/72 "Star Wars Y-Wing Fighter" plastic kit to be released at the end of July, 2015.
At the Shizuoka Hobby Show, 2015, Bandai has revealed a 1/12 "Star Wars Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike" plastic kit to be released at the end of June, 2015.
Scale75 has released a figure titled, "Nancy Steelpunch" as a continuation of their "Steam Wars" line.
Nuts Planet has released a 90mm resin Sci-Fi figure called, "EXO Suit Light Armor."
Bandai has released a 1/48 plastic "Star Wars IV: A New Hope" X-Wing with LED lights.
From the 1985 Armored Troops Votoms Original Animated Video "The Last Red Shoulder", a 1/24 scale limited kit coming this summer. This unit represents the mount of series hero Chirico Cuvie.
Round 2 has released a plastic injection model of the "Project Vanguard `Hawk' Satellite."
No not another Chris Hemsworth figure but a kit originally produced by the model company Adams in the 50's , the Thor ICBM. This kit is soon to be released by Glencoe and has not seen reintroduction since its original release.
Kotobukiya will release in August, 2015, a 1/72 plastic injection kit of the "Matsukaze mdl.2 Base Defense Type" mech hybrid tank.
Coming this June from Wave, a new kit for to the venerable 'Pawn' armored fighting suit line. A new pilot head and decals come with kit.
A new kit is coming this year from the 2012 movie 'Prometheus' of the 'Alien' film franchise. This ship, that the movie itself titled after, Prometheus
, will make its debut this May at the Wonderfest
Hobby Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.
Hasegawa's latest addition to the Maschinen Krieger world is a limited edition version of the Moon Type Mk 44 'Whitenight' powered suit. This powered suit is designed to knock out enemy armor from extreme range while keeping its pilot well out of the way of return fire.
Dragon Models has released a 1/9 "Man of Steel" Superman model kit.
Dark World Creations will release in May, 2015 a 1/10 resin bust of Judge Death.
At the beginning of April, Wondecon in Anaheim California took place and Moebius Models had a display and flyers were handed out. Some interesting items were on that flyer.
The latest kit from New Ware is of a vehicle from the world's latest addition to space faring nations. A 1/144 resint kit of Iran's Safir.
Asis Film Models has released a resin model kit of the BB-8 "Roller Droid" in the upcoming Star Wars film due to release at the end of 2015.
SavageForgedMinis has released a 1/24 resin STALKER figure.
Tony Stark's answer to the Hulk, an exo-skeleton that was, well, Hulk-like. Dragon is releasing this figure from the forthcoming 'Avengers - Age of Ultron' movie.
Moebius Models has released a 1/350 plastic injection kit of the Battlestar Galactica spaceship "Colonial One."