Monday, June 18

Masterbox's new kits for July - a lady on the run, a fight to the end & a dog that's full to bursting on the way...

Masterbox continues to give us new figure sets in 1/35th and 1/24th scale in July/ August. A last stand, a dog that can't wait and a lass that needs some exercise are among the new releases from Masterbox next month.

Sunday, June 17

Partial Test Shot Build: Hong Kong Models Avro Lancaster Mk. I in 32nd scale


At the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show we were treated to a great man exciting new models, none more exciting to us than the Hong Kong Models 1/32nd scale Lancaster Mk I test kit that made an appearance. What was even better than that was the opportunity to put a large section of the kit together in a test build to show you the fit and the feel of the kit. See what we thought about this test kit as the full model nears completion in our test shot build...

Friday, June 15

A lil' Peeping Tom, a churning lass, a dog, a rat, some birds and pussy in Mantis Miniatures new figures for June

We just received new from Arthur at Mantis Miniatures showing us his latest releases of figures, flora & fauna in 35th scale. The countryside gets a good showing off with one particular watcher in this lot. See them all in our preview...

Thursday, June 14

Looks like Kittyhawk team have a 35th scale Pave Hawk in their sights...

We just got some pictures of Kittyhawk's new proposal for the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter in  1/35th scale that is sure to come our way soon. See a little of the info we have and the real thing while we think about what other variants of this helo that could be coming down the pipeline...

Waffenträger auf E-100 from Amusing Hobby 1/35th scale coming in August...

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 - Although it never existed we have been waiting for this one to come to us for a while now - we have some box art and the real down-low on this tank for you in our preview...

Wednesday, June 13

Preview: 1/35th scale M1296 Stryker Dragoon from Panda Hobby

Panda Hobby is not just making brand new Russian AFV's - they are bringing out the latest and greatest US vehicles to face them  - with the new M1296 Stryker Dragoon on the way in 35th scale... 

Tuesday, June 12

Gary reviews Galaxy Models 1/48th scale F-14A and Su-35 Paint Masking Sets

Gary has recently used the paint masks from Galaxy Models on his brilliant F-35 he made here on TMN. He has followed up this story with a review of some other new masks in this range from Galaxy. See what he thought of them in his in-depth look.

Monday, June 11

Modelsvit MIG21F in 1/72nd scale, Build & Paint Guide: "Farewell Old Friend"

Clayton has already given us an in-box review of the Modelsvit Mig-21F in 72nd scale. Today he puts the kit together and paints, weathers it, & lastly ads a diorama that shows the kit in its twilight years, derelict with one last visit from its former pilot in his painting & construction guide...

Sunday, June 10

Read n’ Reviewed: Panzerwrecks 22 "Desert" By Lee Archer

We move from Europe to "Afrika" in the latest edition of Panzerwrecks. Lee Archer's new volume goes earlier into the war than it's forebears and further also - focussing on the Western Desert during WWII. We had a read of it and we thought you would like to know a little of what to expect in this latest issue of this much-loved series...

Saturday, June 9

If you are trying to get a head Alpine Miniatures has five new releases for June...

The release of two new figures in 35th scale from the 101st Airborne in WWII we also get some spare head sets in the same scale to improve your stock figures. See the new figures in our preview...

Friday, June 8

Meng Models new 35th scale Jagdpanther now in plastic and box art...

OK, so Meng have it in their plans now to bring us the Sd.Kfz 17 Jagdpanther Ausf.G1 model in35th scale to our modelling benches, We have so far only a few CAD images in our preview - but now we can add pictures of the test shots and box art to the preview for you...

Thursday, June 7

Build guide Pt I: Andy builds & paints MiniArt's 35th scale Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri

Today Andy Moore starts building & painting Miniart's new 35th scale version of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird")  in 35th scale in his build guide. See his process and thinking of the build and the paint and how both are intertwined in today's Part I of the story...

Wednesday, June 6

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 “Model Aircraft” Gallery Pt I

TMN went to Japan this year for the 2018 Shizuoka Hobby Show in central Shizuoka. We spent a few days at the show, already giving you our report of the industry day & Sci-Fi walkaround galleries. Now for the first part of two of model aircraft galleries that we liked at the show - all types and scales are thrown in together with a whole lot of great modelling...

Tuesday, June 5

Build Review:1/35th Scale Hungarian Medium Tank 41.M ‘Turan’ II from Bronco Models

Clayton has the 1/35th Scale Hungarian Medium Tank 41.M ‘Turan’ II  from Bronco Models on his workbench. Before we know it the model is all built up and ready to paint - See how he put the kit together and added all of those interesting mesh screens to the kit in his build guide...

Monday, June 4

Hasegawa's made a new giant orange vibrator - & their other Items for june in our preview...

We have a quick rundown of Hasegawa's June 2018 releases with general statistics, artwork and some pictures when we could of the real kits. See just what they are putting out this month in our preview...

Saturday, June 2

Aerobatics, coloured rigs, some great jets & a VADS? Colours, art & sprues in Italeri's June preview...

Italeri has released a slew of new products this month, lots of aircraft, an armoured vehicle and of course a cool looking big rig. See more of the box art, sprues and colours of each of them in our preview...

Friday, June 1

Read n' Reviewed: Panzer Aces 57 - Modern Russian Military Vehicles with a little bit of Turkish on the side...

We just got the latest Panzer Aces magazine from Euromodelismo, and seeing that it is an English edition we got to reading it straight away. see what is in this new special about modern Russian military vehicles (with one Turkish vehicle.) See what we thought of this issue in our review...

Thursday, May 31

A beautiful new figure in a fictional universe from Life Miniatures...

She looks "life-like" - but is she? We have pictures of the newest sculpt from Life Miniatures in Sang-Eon Lee's new line of "Fictional Universe"...

Wednesday, May 30

Two new figure releases of three figures that ask more questions than tell us answers from Stalingrad Miniatures...

Two new sets are available now from Stalingrad Miniatures, one is the 10th scale bust of a woman and the other is a pair of Nuclear War survivors. Let's have a quick look at them in our preview...

Tuesday, May 29

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 “Sci-Fi, Monsters & Movies” Gallery

TMN went to Japan this year for the 2018 Shizuoka Hobby Show in central Shizuoka. We spent a few days at the show, already giving you our report of the industry day recently. Now for the fun part! the first in several photo walkarounds of the modeller's efforts on display, today - the Sci-Fi category with kits from Star Wars, Gerry Anderson's world, films and monster movies all in the one place. Here are 100 or so we liked a lot...

Monday, May 28

Build Guide Pt III: Panther Ausf.A Late in 35th scale from Meng Models

Andy has finished building his Meng Models 35th scale Panther A German Medium Tank with this, the fourth in the series of stories about this kit. Today he shows how he painted & weathered this big cat into something unusual & very convincing...

Sunday, May 27

HK Models B-17 E/F Flying Fortress Build Guide Pt VI - Those Brassin Engines & Props

Lukas is six parts into his Hong Kong Models 32nd scale B-17E/F build. This time Lukas checks out the Eduard Brassin & photo-etch additions. See how he adds AK Interactive washes, Mr Paint colours & a lot of Lukas' elbow grease to get the kit to the 3/4 finished phase...

Friday, May 25

Two new kits from Takom are fleshed out with colour and a few bits of intel...

We saw a little of these two new tanks in 35th scale from Takom at Shizuoka, now we get some box art and some information about the new Soviet Heavy Tank SMK & M60A1 w/Explosive Reactive Armour and it's there with a little historical background in our preview...

Wednesday, May 23

AK Interactives new magazines, paint sets n' pencils are all new in our preview...

AK Interactive is set for June with several new items people will find useful or interesting. see what the publications and products are made of in our preview...