Thursday, June 30

Read N’ Reviewed: 2nd improved edition of “Panzer Crew Uniforms Painting Guide” from AK Interactive…


A book that is concerned with the making of panzer uniforms solely is pretty specialized subject, and the use of Acrylics in the process is even more of a narrowing of focus. AK Interactive have tacked just that subject in their latest book in the learning series to be updated – “Panzer Crew Uniforms Painting Guide - Learning Series 02.” Let’s see if the book is helpful or not in our review…

Wednesday, June 29

In-Boxed: Meng's Leopard 2 A7 German Main Battle Tank (Part I)

Meng’s new Leopard 2 A7 German Main Battle Tank in 35th scale is a promising looking kit on the website’s features set. Andy has taken a good look at it before he gets to cutting, sanding and glueing, and his review with some great pictures and text explains his thoughts on the kit so far…

Tuesday, June 28

Build review: Jono takes on Eduard's 48th scale Spitfire Mk.XVI Bubbletop ProfiPACK

Jono was a big fan of the late war Spitfire Mk.IXc - late version from Eduard, so when the chance came to make another – even later model spitfire he was a natural choice. See how he detailed his Spitfire Mk.XVI Bubbletop ProfiPACK kit in today’s build review…

Monday, June 27

Gary's FineMolds 1/72 F-14D Tomcat: The build concludes

The FINAL part of Gary's build of Finemolds F-14 Tomcat in 1/72nd scale has arrived - after around 10,000 words and many pictures, he shows us the fruits of the pairing of elements and modelmaking that had to come together to create this masterwork. I See how it all comes together...

Sunday, June 26

No two Clone Troopers look alike – not in this box - more 1/12th Star Wars figures from Bandai….

 To add to their 1/12th Star Wars injection moulded figure kits comes the pictures of Bandai’s new 1/12th scale “Clone Trooper.” This release has two helmet choices to show the soldiers for two movies of the second trilogy – we have the key points and images so take a look at this new kit in our preview…

Saturday, June 25

In Boxed: Bronco Models Curtiss P-40C (Hawk 81-A2) Fighter AVG

There has been a lot of talk about the many different Kitting’s of the Curtis P-40 AVG Hawk in 48th scale. Now Bruce has his hands on the new Bronco kit he thought he would show you what’s in the box before he builds it for us. Let’s see what he thinks so far…

Friday, June 24

It isn’t what IN the kit, but what they left out - Miniart’s new version of the faster to make, cheaper Su-122 kit.

MiniArt’s new SU-122 Initial Production is not a hollow choice - No interior and makes for an easier construction and a cheaper price. If you just want to model the exterior of the tank, then this will be a good kit – and a smart marketing choice – let’s see how it differs from the full interior kit and what you get in our preview…

Wednesday, June 22

In-Boxed: Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L Luchs in 72nd scale from Flyhawk Model

A while ago we saw some cute little 1/72 Renault Ft-17 tanks of WWI era from Flyhawk Model. Now this range of quality dinky tanks is continued with the WWII Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L Luchs tank in the same scale. Is it any good? Clayton has built it up to show you just what working with a little one is all about…

Construction Review: Alpine Miniature's new Kampfgruppe Hansen at Poteau Set

Taesung Harmms from Alpine Miniatures has done a lot of research for his latest figure set as well as having a lot of help from his friends and customers recently. He asked them what they thought about the attire of two soldiers of SS Kampfgruppe Hansen or "Winter Fritz" as he is well known so he could make these figures as accurately as possible. We thought we would show you what these figures look like in some exclusive high res shots with a little about what these soldiers are wearing in our preview.

Tuesday, June 21

In Boxed: Bronco's 72nd scale B&V BV P178 Bomber Interceptor Jet w/Mk-214 50mm Cannon

This “Luft 46” concept aircraft never saw the light of day, but Bronco models have effectively launched it into production! See what Bronco have added to the table with this 72nd Blohm & Voss P.178 Bomber Interceptor Jet w/MK-214 50mm Cannon in 72nd scale...

Monday, June 20

Build review: FineMolds 1/72 F-14D Tomcat - Part IV

Gary's build of Finemolds F-14 Tomcat in 1/72nd scale has of course already been finished, but he has created a build article of about 10,000 words and many pictures to show you all of the elements that had to come together to create this masterwork. In this part, It is all coming together towards a conclusion. See how he details the kit before it's finish in the next article.

Sunday, June 19

Panda launch their 35th scale M1 9K330 “Tor” (SA-15 "Gauntlet") Air Defence System


Panda Hobby release pictures of the box-art and test kit construction of the new 35th scale   Panda launch their 35th scale M1 9K330 “Tor” (SA-15 "Gauntlet") Air Defence System that protects the skies over the Russia and her allies. This is an interesting looking machine with its foldable radar and multi-missile capacity. Let's have a look at the pictures to see what’s coming…

Saturday, June 18

Lots of diverse subjects in the new item August preview from Hasegawa

Eagles, Rhinos, Growlers Superbikes, Supercars, Rally stars, a Rocket laden Mustang and a Mitzi and weird looking VW combi? Sounds suspiciously like Hasegawa is diversifying. Let’s look at their releases in our preview to try to plan your next build in time for their release….

Friday, June 17

In-Boxed: Bandai Models new “mini” Star Destroyer

When we went to the Shizuoka model show in May we saw the first real sign of the smallest star destroyer you have ever seen from Bandai Models. This small kit of a very large spacecraft has already hit Clayton’s desk and he gave us a sneak peek in his “In-boxed” review…

Thursday, June 16

In Boxed: Takom's 35th scale Type 69-II Iraqi Medium Tank


After seeing the boxart of the new Takom 35th scale type 69 II  tank our man Clayton was keen to have a look at it - he has already started building this kit. but today for us he takes a quick look at what is inside before we show you his build…

Wednesday, June 15

Build review: FineMolds 1/72 F-14D Tomcat Part III

Gary's build of Finemolds F-14 Tomcat in 1/72nd scale has of course already been finished, but he has created a build article of about 10,000 words and many pictures to show you all of the elements that had to come together to create this masterwork. In this part, you see a lot more about how he got it all looking so good.

Tuesday, June 14

Read’n Reviewed: Aces High Magazine 07 “Silver Wings”


The “Aces High” series from AK Interactive is a series of interest to us here at TMN. The driving force behind the magazine is Daniel Zamarbide and he has the knack of bringing good subjects together with great modellers to make them. Let’s see in our review if this special edition of the magazine highlighting the new metal paints from his publisher make a good read or not…

Monday, June 13

In-Boxed: Bandai’s 1/72nd scale A-Wing Starfighter


We have been a fan of the new Bandai Star Wars kits, and now Andy his hot little hands on the hotter and littler A-Wing Starfighter kit in 1/72nd scale, he thought he might show us all what’s in the box before he builds it. Let’s see what it looks like in his review.

Saturday, June 11

French WWI tanker crew with a pooch in support from Stalingrad…

Stalingrad Miniatures has just announced they have released a big set and single figures of soldiers of the French Tank Corps in World War One. Alexander makes some really unique looking figures and these are just as good looking as his previous releases like the British tankers from WWI we looked at a year ago. The fact we need more WWI tankers to match our new tanks from that era make them even more tempting.

Friday, June 10

IN BOXED: 35th scale A17 Vickers Tetrarch Light Tank MkI/ MkICS, from Bronco Models


Bronco Models have sent us their new 35th scale A17 Vickers Tetrarch Light Tank MkI/ MkICS to examine and show off for you. This kit is surprisingly dinky and the more you look at it the more you like the look of this ugly duckling. Let’s see what Clayton thought about the kit in his “in-boxed” review before he gets building it…

Wednesday, June 8

Italeri’s new items of July 2016: Battle ships, big rigs, a rescue chopper and a popular people carrier?

We have some pictures of the box-arts. Sprues, colours and decals of all of Italeri’s new July kits – they are an interesting set of very different models, See them in our preview…

Monday, June 6

Preview:Hobbyboss’ four new items for July 2016

Hobbyboss have four new releases for July -  A German Kangaroo, a French landship, an American heavy calibre lobber and a French Milan? Let’s see the kits and sprues in the our preview…
 

Sunday, June 5

Taking a look – at two new 1/35th WWII German figures from Qing Yi/ Neucraft

We recently were surprised to see a new sculpt from Qing Yi, and more of his work via the Neucraft Models site. They have a pair of early war Germans making a bit of an investigation on a defeated foe as the subject of this set – we thought you might want to investigate them also in our preview…

Saturday, June 4

Tiger model’s new 35th scale Russian T-90MS “Tagil” MBT - just in time before it is "Trumped"...

Before Trumpeter tries to "Gazump" this release by showing off a hazy image of thier own design we have several pictures of the fearsome T-90MS Tagil from Tiger model. This new improved version of the best Russian MBT in 35th scale with lots of detail can be seen in the completed plastic to show you a little more than a CAD picture before its release. See what it's gonna look a little like in our preview…

Francois builds Ffrom Models new 1/72 scaleBreguet Alizé


It’s not every day that a rare aircraft such as the Breguet Alizé is proposed in a model kit. Sure, there was a 1/72 scale kit that dated from the time the dinosaurs walked. Frrom has given us 4 options in their new kit, and Francios tested out the Indian version with this build review.

Friday, June 3

Tiger model’s new 35th scale "Terminator 2" is BACK and gee hasn't it built up!


The fearsome Russian BMPT-72 Fire Support Combat Vehicle in 35th scale with lots of detail pointed out for us to pore over before its release…Check out the feature set of this latest release in CAD & the new pictures from Tiger model in our test built up image preview

Wednesday, June 1

Construction Review Pt.II: Andy builds Takom's 35th scale T-55 AMV Russian Medium Tank

The contentious areas of the fuel tank and lines, the ERA armour and road wheels and suspension are put to the test today with Andy’s build of the Takom T-55amv kit in 35th scale. See how he has built up his tank in readiness for painting with Pt:II in his construction review.

Tuesday, May 31

Read n' Reviewed: Mike Rinaldi's "SM.02 S-65 City Tractor"


We have just read Mike Rinaldi’s new book “SM.02” which is the second in this new series of books that feature a single model type in the one book. I say single model type because there might be more than one kit in here. And that kit is the Soviet S-65 City Tractor in 35th scale. Let’s take a look to see what the book is like in today’s review...