Friday, September 21

Read n' Reviewed: Nuts & Bolts vol40 Büssing’s schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 3

Paul Lee got his hands on Volume 40 from Nuts & Bolts publications - this one features the third book capturing the popular German WWII vehicle the 8 wheel series, the Büssing’s schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 3...See what he though in his review...

Thursday, September 20

We preview under the skin of...Viper Under The Skin – Special Edition

Eagle aviation has released a special edition book in their great "Under The Skin" series of walk around and in-depth studies of the most popular of fighters. This time it is the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon examined in an updated close detail book in "Viper Under The Skin – Special Edition" which is available for a short time at a pre-order discount. See more in our preview...

Wednesday, September 19

Build Guide Pt II: Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri - Clayton adds a base & figures...

We have already seen Clayton build the Kolibri in 35th scale from MiniArt in part I of the build guide. But models are nothing without context - so see today in the second part of his guide how he brings the kit to life by adding a custom base and two figures to make a scene and story...

Tuesday, September 18

Hasegawa's latest releases for October in our preview...

Hasegawa has a fair few kits coming out in October in a few different scales. Some of these will be out at your local hobby shop soon, but we thought we would show you a little of what is on the way first...

Monday, September 17

Two new kits in our Hobbyboss October Preview...

Hobbyboss has only two new kits coming in October, but if you like smaller scale German WWII Armoured trains, or modern Chinese AFV's you might just be interested in these two in our preview...

Saturday, September 15

In-Boxed: 1/72nd scale B-Wing Starfighter from Bandai

Being a bit of a "closet" B-wing fan we were very happy to see Bandai's new B-Wing Starfighter in 72nd scale arrive on sale of recent. We have the regular version of the kit here and we thought we would pause to show you the details of the kit before we did anything with it...

Friday, September 14

November's items from Trumpeter are here with sprues, artwork & colours in our preview...

Trumpeter's four new kits for November are showing the sprues on their website - This month we see a BIG Panther, a stalwart Russian MBT, a boat as big as Exeter and a little Fiddler? See the sprues, photo-etch, art, decals and everything else in the boxes in our Trumpeter new item preview...

Thursday, September 13

Picture n' Video Build: Takom's Hanomag SS100 w/Meillerwagen & V-2 Rocket by David Damek

Today we have our first video build from David Damek - you may know him by his PLASMO - plastic models YouTube channel. David has taken on Takom's first in the new line of 1/72nd scale kits in the 5000 series, the Hanomag SS 100 with Meillerwagen & V-2 Rocket. His build shows the kit as a long forgotten secret weapon of war. See what's in the kit & how it builds up in text, photos & video in today's story.

Wednesday, September 12

Build Guide Pt I: Clayton builds the 35th scale Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri from MiniArt

Clayton presents his excellent model of Miniart's "Kolibri" in 35th scale today. We wanted to show you more of these built, as we think that it has an interesting cross-over potential between aviation, naval and army types. See what Clayton thought of the model and how he painted & weathered the kit in his build guide...

Tuesday, September 11

Stalingrad Miniatures give us a neat 35th scale crew to complete our new panther interiors...

o add to the latest spate of Panter tanks with full interiors Stalingrad now give us the right crew to fit your kit. This crew of five in light grey resin is the subject of today's preview...

Monday, September 10

New artwork, sprues & built test kit of Amusing Hobby's new Waffenträger auf E-100 in 1/35th scale...


Straight from the fictional world of "What-if" and World of tanks comes the new kit in 35th scale from Amusing Hobby - the mighty Waffenträger auf E-100 - to add to the old shots are some new box art, a large sprue of the kit and a built up test shot to show you in our new item preview...

Saturday, September 8

Read n' Reviewed: Peko Publishing's Panzer III on the Battlefield 2 (vol 18)

The second book featuring the Panzer III during WWII arrived on our doorstep. This book is written by Tom Cockle, and decked out in the usual intuitive format that we had come to expect from PeKo Publishing. After a leisurely afternoon reading, we can share what we found and thought of the book in our review...

Friday, September 7

Ammo's first in a new series of Sci-Fi classics - "Gravity 1.0" pre-sale at a discount price...

The first book of a new series from AMMO Publications, "Gravity 1.0 - Sci-Fi Modelling Perfect Guide" from the very talented hands of expert Science Fiction model makers promises to take your models into the next dimension. see what the models look like and a little of what is in the book in our preview...

Thursday, September 6

Revell's September items - air land and sea, with newer modellers in mind...

Revell has turned out a few new kits along with a few re-boxings this month, Let's just say they are aimed at the younger modellers, but still worth having a look at in our preview...

Tuesday, September 4

Read n’ Reviewed: Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B – Construction & development, from Peko Publishing.

Herbert Ackermans is in our books a bit of an expert on the subject of the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B - so much so he doesn't even call it a King Tiger! We let him loose on the latest tell-all book on the subject & after reading it he shows us what he saw and relates the content of the book in his extensive review...

Monday, September 3

Review: Barracuda Studios 48th scale Detail Sets for the Airfix Sea Fury

Always on the lookout for improvements to his 48th scale kits, we sent the latest Barracuda Resin bits to him so he can contrast and compare the latest 48th scale Sea Fury enhancements for you in an interesting review...

Friday, August 31

Trumpeter's September new releases - Big radars, Long-range Flankers & Rodney?

Trumpeter's three new kits for September are finally showing the sprues on their website - A large truck with the weirdest looking radar inside, a long-range Fulcrum and WWII's famous ship HMS Rodney are the subjects. See the sprues, photo-etch, art, decals and everything else in the boxes in our Trumpeter new item preview...

Thursday, August 30

Canfora's new T-14 Armata book - all new and at a discount - see more in our preview...

There has been precious little in the way of publications on Russia's new super-tank the T-14 Armata so far - but Canfora Publishing and Author James Kinnear have stepped up to the plate with a full-colour detail book covering this tank. See a little of what is inside and find out about the pre-order discount (until 3rd September) in our preview...

Wednesday, August 29

Read n' Reviewed: The Research Squad's Panther Project: Volume Two – Engine and Turret


Today we look at what the Research Squad has uncovered in their continuing coverage of the restoration of the Panther A of the Wheatcroft Collection in Volume two of their unfolding story of the restoration of that vehicle. See what is in this larger second volume and what we thought about the book in our review...

Tuesday, August 28

Modelcollect's new E-50/ Panther II kit in 35th scale is on the way...

So you want more Paper Panzers in 1/35th scale? No? Well OK, we have some more for you! Modelcollect's new E-50/ Panther II kit in 35th scale is on the way...

Monday, August 27

Takom's 2 in 1: 1/35th scale Flakpanzer Panther 20mm Flakvierling MG 151/20 / Coelian" w37mm Flakzwilling 341

Takom has sent pictures of "2 in1" kits that we think will surely be popular - the option of either a 20mm Flakvierling MG 151/20 or the turret of the "Coelian" w37mm Flakzwilling 341 in the one boxing. See them both in our preview...

Saturday, August 25

More pictures of the new T-34 in 35th scale from Italeri...

It seems that Italeri is making a new tool T-34/85 in 35th scale -  so Stalin's shells will be guiding the famous tank with sloped armour and good mobility onto your modelling bench very soon - We have some CADS, boxart and sprues to examine in our new item preview...

Friday, August 24

Dry Fit Review: Gary puts together the KittyHawk 1:48 McDonnell RF-101C & G/H

Recently Gary took part and put together the Kittyhawk single seater F-101B/ RF-101B in 48th scale. Nw the single seat recon nose has been released who better to do a dry fit build review of this next release? See what he thought about the kit and how to get the best out of it in his detailed study...

Thursday, August 23

The Warsaw Uprising recreated through two new figures from Rado Miniatures...

To mark the Warsaw Uprising's74th anniversary Rado Miniatures has delved into the archives of the polish national archives for inspiration to create these two new figures in 35th scale. See the inspiration for these figures and how they look painted up in our preview...

Wednesday, August 22

Painting & Finishing: Bruce tops off his Spitfire Mk HF VIII in 48th scale from Eduard

Our man Bruce has taken on Eduard's 48th scale Spitfire Mk HF VIII in 48th scale in one of the latest boxings to come from this prolific brand. We have already seen him building the kit, but today see how he paints & finishes his Mark 8 in today's guide...

Tuesday, August 21

Masterbox' new kits - two new space cops with wavering motives in the "Edge of the Universe"

Masterbox has added two new figures to their 24th scale space/sci-fi series “At the Edge of the Universe. Strange Company’s adventures”. These two space enforcers were sent to capture the rogues' in the bar, but would they change sides and join the gang? You decide after you see the figures in our preview...

Monday, August 20

Hasegawa's colorful limited releases of August/ September in our preview...

Hasegawa looks like they are getting the most out of their moulds with their limited edition sets of some of their kits in the August/ September limited release kits that we see in our preview...