Friday, December 2

Build review - Francois tames the new tool Revell 1/35th Leopard I

Francois loves a Belgian-centric kit – that is why Revell of Germany's new tool Leopard I kit in 35th scale hit his radar early on, (there are also Dutch & German Leos in this boxing as well.) So he got to building it to show you just what type of kit to expect, and how it all goes together...

Thursday, December 1

Popular vehicles, aircraft & ships for Xmas with Revell’s new November items.

Revell of Germany’s new Items for November have the most popular German WWII Jet & tank, ships from the past & present, fast cars,smaller scale weapons, props, Phantoms, It's all there, so let’s have a look in our preview

Wednesday, November 30

Gary Takes Off In A Mustang Pt. I: Meng's 48th scale P-51D build

Gary Wickham has already given us his first impressions in a review of the possibly game-changing new Meng Models P-51D Mustang in 48th scale. This kit goes together without glue, & the construction is meant to be as simple as possible. Let's see what Gary can do with his kit in Part I "how-to" build.

Tuesday, November 29

Building the Big Blue Banshee - Kitty Hawk's 48th scale F2H-2 & F2H-2P kit.

Francios & Nico were very happy to see the new Kittyhawk boxing of the F2H-2  /F2H-2P Banshee in 48th scale arrive they set themselves a challenge - They wanted to build it all up in only seven days. Would this help or hinder the process? Would the kit hold up? Let's see in thier build review today.

Monday, November 28

Build Review: 1/72nd scale Pz.Kpfw II Ausf L LUCHS with Zusatzpanzerung from Flyhawk Model

Having already made one of these lovely little Luchs in 72nd scale from Flyhawk Model, who better to send the second kit in the series – the “Pz..Kpfw II Ausf.L Luchs with Zusatzpanzerung” in the same scale? If you want to see this kit built up – or just don't know what the tarnation Zusatzpanzerung is, then maybe you should see his review...

Sunday, November 27

Build review shootout: Hero Hobby Vs Tamiya Kübelwagen Type 82 in 35th scale...

Hero Hobby is a new injection moulded kit maker from China. As a launch project, they have kept it simple & probably pretty smart. They have released the two staples of the German army in WWII. The 35th scale Typ k1 Kubelwagen Type 82 and the German Pkw.K2s Schwimmwagen Type 166. Both new tooled kits that really do need to be freshened up from the 1997 era boxing of the Tamiya kits. Did they improve on this old master? Let's see...

Saturday, November 26

Read n' Reviewed:The Weathering Magazine ISSUE 17 "WASHES, FILTERS & OILS"

With the new "Oil Brusher" series coming out in a big push from AMMO what better way to show them off than in your own magazine? We look at the latest edition of "The Weathering Magazine" and see if there is more to it than that...

Friday, November 25

Dual Build Review of a historic scene: Neucraft Models WWII US Army Lieutenant & Red Army Female Officer

Neucraft have several new figures in their exclusive ranges from different sculptors, today we are reviewing the pair in a quite historical photo of a US GI and Soviet female officer in the 1945. We look at each of the figures and build them to see what they are like in our review..

Thursday, November 24

More Pin-ups, heads, accessories , small soldiers & animals that are high up - from Mantis Miniatures

Mantis add to their "pin-up" series of girls we have already looked at with two more to make a "Big Set." In addition to this, we see two new animal sets, an accessory, a head set and some small scale tankers of the Wehrmacht. Check them all out in our new preview...

Wednesday, November 23

Bandai’s "Rogue One” kits continue with a new TIE Striker in 72nd scale…

To add to the other “Rogue One” Star wars injection moulded kits comes the news that Bandai is also making the new “TIE Striker” atmospheric fighter in 72nd scale along with key points and images so take a look at this new kit in our preview…

Tuesday, November 22

A new learning DVD from J.M.Villalba: Detailing, painting and weathering United States WWII fighters


Last year we looked at the very good learning video from top modeller J.M.Villalba called "RLM - Painting and Weathering Luftwaffe WWII aircraft." Now, a year later, we have a new DVD covering the other side of the air war in WWII. USAF aircraft get the same expert modelling treatment in his new DVD. We have the info and a video snippet in today's preview...

Monday, November 21

Get on the "Thunder model" train this January for their new German Gedeckter Güterwagen G10

“Thunder Model” has been on our early warning radar for a while. They are releasing a new kit to follow up their Hetzer recovery tank and Case Vai Tractor. Now we have the most common railcar during WWII. This covered wagon looks pretty good for dioramas and any scenic models. Let's have a look at what is coming in CAD form...

Sunday, November 20

Hasegawa have already begun the new year with their January 2017 Releases...

Don't know what you are doing in January? Hasegawa do! They have released a list of several new and kind of familiar kits for release in January of 2017. We have som information and pictures in today's preview of January's new year releases...

Saturday, November 19

Bronco are supporting the Axis? preview details of their new 1/35th scale Skoda LT Vz35 & R2.

So, Bronco are supporting the Axis now?  We have some preview details on their new 1/35th scale Skoda LT Vz35 & R2. We have the CAD images of the features and some info on the real tank to Czech out...

Friday, November 18

Snap..Fit? We get the lowdown on Meng's new 48th Mustang kit..

Having built both the Tamiya and Dragon kits in 1/32, several tothothers48th and 72nd scale and being quite a fan of the aircraft, Gary Wickham was the natural choice to build the new MENG 48th scale P-51D. This interesting kit is said to come together without even using glue! Let's see if the premise can come true in a quick look at the kit before Gary starts to cut and "push" parts together...

Thursday, November 17

24 new products from Black Dog in 72nd, 35th & 48th scales this month...

Black Dog from the Czech republic have so many new items of every type from a resin conversion and improvement company that we dare not warble too much about them in the prologue, just have a look at these new items to see what you might like yourself.

Wednesday, November 16

Read n' Reviewed: Static Model Manual# 12 "Dioramas Inspiration"

Today we had a read of the short but sweet instalment from the Static Model Manual series. This one is the 12th in the series and it is targetted in on dioramas. Let's see if it made a scene for us...

Tuesday, November 15

Bronco's new Sd.Kfz 247 Ausf.A 6 wheeler ready to blitzkrieg onto your workbench

The WWII vintage early war German Sd.Kfz 247 was not made in great numbers - but that did not stop Bronco Models taking it on as an injection moulded kit. We have a look at what is coming our way in CAD images, features and some background on this six-wheeled truck...

The mighty Panther II from Amusing Hobby is making tracks for a Xmas release...

Amusing Hobby carries on their line of paper panzers with one of the undoubtedly coolest of the cats - the Panther II in 35th scale. We have some pictures in our preview of the built up example with some sprue and box art images.

Monday, November 14

"What-if" in a big way with the third missile in Bronco's new item preview

The latest in WWII german rocketry is next for Bronco models as they release their new "Rheintochter" German R-3p Surface-to-Air Missile. This space age looking missile will interest many a modeller, with a few different options for a launching platform, let's have a look in our preview.

Sunday, November 13

Read n' Reviewed: AK Interactive's Tanker Techniques Magazine Issue 04: "Damage Inc."

We are four issues into the "Tanker Techniques" magazine now. That is four issues, each with a certain theme, we have had extreme rust, extra armour a bit of dirt, and now for issue four we get "damaged." Let's have a look at what AK Interactive's showpiece magazine has in store for us this issue...

Saturday, November 12

Read n' Reviewed: PeKo Publishing's "Panther on the Battlefield II"

It's usually a good day when we get one of PeKo Publishings books in the mail – and this one looks pretty promising. We have already reviewed their first edition of "on the Battlefield" series about the Panther tank, now we have number II in our hands, we thought we would read it and let you know what's inside in our review...

Friday, November 11

Pla Editions new series of books "Defence Now" launches with the help of modern Russian Air Power.

Pla Editions – the guys who have brought us the modern military model magazine "The Abrams Squad" are branching out into books, & in their first edition of the "Defence Now" series of books covering air, land and sea. Let's have a look at the first book in the series...and what would the subject be? Something modern, but this time aircraft – and specifically Russian Air Power. Let's have a look...

Thursday, November 10

Kittyhawk strike back with a Flanker-E attack in 48th scale

After the announcement of the Su-34 "Fullback" in 48th scale, Kittyhawk are going to bring it's stable mate in the same scale – Let's look at the weapons load out and pictures of the Su-35 "Flanker-E" in our preview...

Wednesday, November 9

Hobbyboss’ crackers in our December 2016 new item preview

Hobbyboss have five new models to hit shops hopefully just before Christmas – we have the grand Dunkerque, a Brazilian in training, a turtle, a small scale Merkava and a large “dog-house” see what we are on about in our preview that includes markings and sprues…

Monday, November 7

Erik Mombeeck's Luftwaffe Gallery 5 is out! Contents and pictures in our preview...

We have some preview images and some detail on the contents of Erik Mombeeck's new Luftwaffe Gallery series. Edition number five sees exclusive all new photos, personal accounts and artwork from many sources gathered into another interesting tome. Let's have a look at what's in number five...

Sunday, November 6

Italeri’s new items of November 2016:many different scales & styles

The new Italeri items for November include a very small StuG, a couple of beetles (one topless) a destroyer of the sky, A tornado with teeth, & a large Zundapp. See them all, with sprues & decal choices in our preview…

Saturday, November 5

From the beach to your bench - Bandai’s “Shoretrooper” in 12th scale

Bandai has let out the pictures of their new “Shoretrooper” figure kit in 1/12th scale – these soldiers of the Imperial army are meant to operate around the coastal and beach areas - we have the key points and images so take a look at this new kit before they land on D-Day (December) in our preview...

Friday, November 4

Read n' Reviewed: Canfora Publishing's “The Complete Guide to Truck Modelling”

Canfora Publishing's new book called “The Complete Guide to Truck Modelling,” is out - we read it and thought it might be interesting as not only a crossover title but as a good learning guide. Let's see what's inside in our review...