Thursday, August 25

Construction review Pt.II: Meng's 1/35 Leopard 2A7 German Main Battle Tank

Andrew Moore has already shown us his 35th scale Leopard 2A7 German Main Battle Tank kit from MENG models in an insightful Inbox review – He has already built the kit up, so look today in the first of his “Big Cat Diaries” as he walks us through how it comes together…

Wednesday, August 24

Masterbox’s early war German soldiers are about to pick a fight...


Masterbox has announced their three kits that are expected for September this year. We have already had a look at the Cowgirl & Indian women in 24th scale, this is the latest though, featuring some early WWII Germans on the attack…

Tuesday, August 23

Read n’ review Abrams Squad No#15 in all it’s Moden warfare Bi-monthly-ness


Good times when there are things to do and books to be read at TMN. We spent some time reading the latest Abrams Squad (No#15) from Pla Editions and we thought it was only fair to tell you what we thought about this latest edition in today’s review.

Monday, August 22

Painting & Weathering Takom's 35th scale Type 69-II Iraqi Medium Tank


Clayton has been hard at it building, painting and weathering his 35th scale Takom t-69 type ii Chinese tank. He has finished this one as a famous “desert Storm” survivor that some of you might have seen at the museum. See how it all turned out in Pt.III of today’s review…

Sunday, August 21

Read N’ Reviewed: "Metallics" Learning series Vol I & II from AK Interactive


When I first saw these books from AK Interactive’s “Learning Range” I was very interested in them. Natural metal is one of the hardest things to reproduce with paint, powders and foil, so I thought reading them couldn’t do any harm. Let’s look at them both in a combined review to see if they polish our knowledge…

Saturday, August 20

Construction Review:Sturmgeschütz III Ausf E (Sd. Kfz 142)

Recently Paul got to grips with the new Bronco Models kit of the Sturmgeschütz III Ausf E (Sd. Kfz 142) in 35th scale. He gave us his first impressions in an inbox review, but the best review is a build – so today he put the kit together before he paints it in the next episode. Let’s see how it all went together in Part II…

Friday, August 19

F2H-2/2P Banshee from Kittyhawk in 1/48th, both fighter & now recon test kits built up...


We have seen the fighter version in the flesh - now we get to see the recon longer nosed McDonnell F2H-2/2P Banshee from Kittyhawk in 48th scale. In making the Kittyhawk Banshee they have had some help from the guys at Detail and scale to get the plans just right – let’s have a look at what is in store for us...

Thursday, August 18

The Shining Red Star - MENG’s upgraded Tiger M to be released…


 MENG’s latest tiger has not tracked, and it isn’t a “King” tiger – it’s actually the 35th scale Russian GAZ 233115 “Tiger-M” SpN SPV model kit. It has all of the features of the upgraded Humvee counterpart – let’s have a look and see what is in store.

Heavenly and hellish scenes in the new figures from Stalingrad Miniatures.

Three new releases from Stalingrad Miniatures are rather off their usual direction but fantastic and fantastical in their conception. See the most natural and the most unnatural the human form has to offer with their latest releases…

Wednesday, August 17

In Boxed: Takom’s 35th scale ZSU-57-72 Soviet SPAAG + a special "How To" paint tutorial by a good friend...

In another one of their sure to be popular choices, Takom has released the ZSU-57-2 Soviet SPAAG in 35th scale injection moulded plastic. We have already seen these on the market, and with Tamiya already having made this first years ago, and now Trumpeter jumping on the bandwagon and kitting everything everyone else has made we thought we would show you just what is in the box in this kit in our review. We also roped in Charlie Pritchett to show us how to paint this beast..

Monday, August 15

Pegaso’s new figures, some great work now available in three new sculpts

Pegaso has released a trio of new figures for August. A Pikeman in alarm, A dandy soldier of fashion – sorry I mean fortune, and a great hero of the Napoleonic era are now up for grabs in their latest items.

Saturday, August 13

Construction Review: Modern Russian Tankman in 35th scale from Neucraft Miniatures


With the huge surge in Soviet and Modern Russian tanks now on the modeller’s radar, we need to populate these brutes. Neucraft has released a new 35th scale modern Russian tanker (“A” – so hopefully more to come) – we have this first one here – so let’s have a look at what he is wearing and how the sculpt looks in the flesh/ resin…

Friday, August 12

Construction Review: MiniArt's 35th scale Tram Crew w/Passengers

To match the very good pair of trams (and several other civilian dio pieces) that MiniArt have developed we have the new crew & passenger set that matches these trams very well – well that is the pitch – let’s put the figures together to see how they look…

Thursday, August 11

Read n’ Reviewed: Nuts & Bolts Volume 36: Bussing's Schwere Pz.Spahwagen Pt 2:


The eight wheeled Bussing's Schwere Pz.Spahwagen is an iconic vehicle of the German forces in WWII – especially in the early years where these seemed to be used in high numbers. Today Paul gets his hands on the copy of Nuts & Bolts new book that irons out pretty much all you need to know about these – let’s see what he thought about the book…

Tuesday, August 9

New item October 2016 preview from Hasegawa

Classic race cars, jets modern and a little older, WWII fighters and some anime favourites – Hasegawa again get the most out of their moulds with their new October releases. Let’s look at their releases in our preview...

A little Spit building hit - making the new 72nd Eduard spitfire Mk.IXc "late" version profi-PACK.

Francois was looking forward very much to the release of Eduard's new 72nd scale MkIX "late" spitfire release - So instead of just reviewing the kit he built one up instead - See how he completed it in this SBS "Step by Step" - ooh baby!

Monday, August 8

We look at Hobbyboss’ latest September 2016 kits in our new item preview...

Hobbyboss have four new releases for August - They are playing catch up with the MiG -31 & LWS while the Vickers & the Kosomolets tractor has a familiar feel as well - Let’s see the kits and sprues in the Hobbyboss preview…

Saturday, August 6

Preview: Alpine Miniatures new 3rd Armored Division Tankers spearhead their way onto the shelves...

Third division vehicles seem to be popular with modellers, if only we had more tankers to fill them with – Well Alpine Miniatures has stepped into the breach with their new set of two figures sold separately or together replicating the 3rd Armored’s finest. See the options and the sculpts in our preview.

Friday, August 5

Construction Review: "German tank Crew at Rest" MiniArt’s new "Nazi Swine" W/ a pig with poor future prospects

Miniart wants us to “pig-out” on their new plastic kits, Snout’s the time to have a look at their new set before it trotters off into the sunset as we build the new 35th scale figure set "German tank Crew at Rest"

Thursday, August 4

"Roger, roger!" Bandai’s new 1/12th scale Battle Droid & S.T.A.P hover bike Preview…


Star Wars fans are again being treated by Bandai with another 12th scale new figure kit – this time of the early Battle Droid with the S.T.A.P hover bike – you can even replace the head with C3PO’s noggin – it looks like a great kit to us – check it out in our preview…

Wednesday, August 3

Italeri’s new items of August 2016: some very cool kits in here..

The new Italeri items for August – we often say we like the look of new releases – but every single one of these is a great modelling prospect for fans out there. From a hot French delta to an anniversary Hornet, a canvas covered delivery to two supercars and an equally super bike - See them, with sprues & decal choices in our preview…

Tuesday, August 2

It's a small world after all - according to Revell's August releases...

Revell of Germany’s new kits and pieces for August are here already – some smaller scale and pretty simple to make for beginners and the more advanced smaller scale magicians out there. We thought you would like to see what’s on offer yourselves in our preview…

Monday, August 1

Read n’ Reviewed: Panzerwrecks 20: “Ostfront #3”


The Panzerwrecks series turns twenty with a trip to the "Ostfront"  - but this time, it's a whole different journey - we see these tanks through the eyes of a Russian Airforce study of weapons and tactics evaluation. This is a new approach and one that warrants investigation - see how it comes out in our review...

Sunday, July 31

Construction Review: Two new 1/35th WWII German figures from Neucraft

Today we build a set of early war Germans making a bit of an investigation on a defeated foe from Neucraft Models – we thought you might want to investigate them yourself in our construction review…

Saturday, July 30

Revell’s “Master Series” Star Wars Kit Preview, Fine moulds or just old Finemolds...

Just when you thought the Star Wars models from Revell of Germany weren’t going to get past the beginners kits we have already seen we have three launch products to their “Master Series with the TIE, X-Wing and the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy in some great detail. We thought you might want to look at all built up in our preview…

Friday, July 29

AMMO brings large & small kits in print, interiors + US & Russian colours all new this month

MiG’s AMMO brand newest items are with us – a new Weathering Magazine centred on the inside rather then the outside of kits, Tiny models in 72nd and how to paint them as well as some modern US & Russian colours for your most basic of needs. Need some washable paint and some exhaust colours? They have that - oh and a new T-shirt (for your exterior) as well! Let’s see what’s new….