Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry X'mas

I have been busy doing my Chrismas shopping with my family lately so that's why there was no updates lately. Anyway, I think 2006 is not a good year for 1/144 world as many things were slowed down or cancelled. We do have some new stuffs such as the 1/144 die cast from Yujin but overall I'm disappointed. I wish 2007 would be a better year. Anyway, wish you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pegasus Russian Farm House

The above picture is copied from Obake blog. This is new to me as I haven't heard anything about this from Pegasus before. Anyway, looks like an interesting subject. It's a must buy item to me.

Regarding the Dragon Stugs, el-basser's blog has some close-up pictures and the tracks look very nice. Check here for more.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Guess what will be the next Cando release from Dragon, the answer is...

According to the preview slip included in the box of the Stug III & IV, it seems the next release from Dragon is ......( music : da...da...da.....) - another Tiger I. Although it's a new mold but how many Tiger Is do you need?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Cando Stugs III & IV

For sure this is the best Christmas Gift I will buy for myself - the Cando Stug III & IV. I found a couple pictures from Japan and they look very good so far. Hope they will release in the US very soon. Can't wait...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

F-Toys Acroteam Collection 2

Here is a picture of the new Acroteam Collection 2 from F-Toys. Release date Late Feb, 2007. I think besides the F-5E, all others are not that attractive to me.

1st Birthday of wtmblog

Hi fellow bloggers

Today is the anniversary of wtmblog. I started this blog exactly last year today. There are more than 16,000 click in the past year so it's about 50 per day. It's not a very good number but I think it's not a bad number as well as 1/144 is not a very popular topic in the U.S. (or in Europe). I think there are more viewers in Asia but since there was no such blog in English when I started so I decided to create one in English to serve my fellow 1/144 collectors (as most news are coming from Asia).

English is my second language so hopefully everyone can understand what I'm talking about and like what I share with you regarding the 1/144 world. Unfortunately, it seems Japan's market has switched the focus from the 1/144 world to something else such as 1/48 in the past year. For example, only one release of WTM and one relase of Cando this year proved that. And there are a lot coverages regarding 1/48 in most Japan magazines but most 1/144 coverages are gone. Forward looking, I think the 1/144 airplanes still look good and the release of WTM in the US can stir things up a bit (not so optimistic in my opinion from what they offer and the pricing). But if they start releasing something new not been released in Japan before, I'll be a happy guy.

Anyway, I'm happy with my blog so far and will try to keep posting as frequent as possible. Unless I expand the scope of this blog to something else, it's tough to have a new post everyday since the 1/144 activities are very few today. I think the direction of this blog is what I need to think about in the near future.

At the end, I would like to thank everyone who visits my blog and wish you all have a happy wonderful December ( Stugs, Stugs, Stugs. 8-)..... mouth watering ).