Previous Year's Update
Fujimi has announced two brand-new kits as well as several modified
reissues for the near future.
|1/20 Sauber C31|
|1/24 Mercedes Benz SLS GT3 Petronas|
|1/24 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Gulf|
|1/24 Ferrari F12 (Deluxue w/ PE)|
Fujimi has announced that they'll release 1/24 slcae plastic model of the
Ferrari F12 in November for 4200 yen (incl. tax). The kit will feature
engine details and separete door parts. Hobby Link Japan, Hobby Search, and
AmiAmi have already begun taking pre-orders.
9/18/2012 Important info for Alps Microdry printer
Alps has announced that they will discontinue all of the Microdry printer
supplies, including ink cartridges, in the following tentative schedule.
It's too early to stock up these supplies, but it's it's not a bad idea to
be prepared, both menally and financially ;)
Maintentance of the printers has been picked up by an enthusiatic company
called Elephant's Rocket in Fukuoka Japan (http://alps-oki.seesaa.net/),
and I hope someone steps up to continue manufacturing/selling Microdry
May 31, 2013
Eco Black, VD Photo postcard
May 31, 2014
Glossy Finish ink for standard paper, A4 high grade paper
May 31, 2015
Photo cyan, photo magenta, photo yellow, photo overcoat, photo gloss
coat, photo color paper, photo color postcard
May 31, 2016
Black, 3 black pack, cyan, magenta, yellow, 3 color pack, 3 MF ink pack,
glossy finish 2 for standard paper, white for standard paper, base white,
flash bold for paper, flash silver for paper, metalic color gold, metalic
color silver, OHP sheet.
It's a month and a week until 2012 Shizuoka Hobby show, and Japanese kit
manufacturers have began releasing sneak-peak of their upcoming kits. The
first batch of info came from Aoshima.
|Aventador (opening doors, opening engine lid, endine details) 4200 yen|
|Aventador P/E set, 1890 yen|
|Best Car GT No.100 Toyota 86 GT Limited (AT, sat-nav, normal wheel,
rear wing) |
|Best Car GT No.101 Toyota 86 GT (MT, no stereo, custom wheel, no rear
|2012 R35 GT-R Pure Edition (w/ engine), 3360 yen|
|1991 FC3S RX-7 Winning Limited (MOMO sterring, BBS wheels, factory
|S15 Silvia w/ PE and bonus parts|
Note that one of the CAD screen shots of the Toyota 86 kit shows
the engine room reinforcement bars, which suggests that a detailed kit w/
engine is likely follow.