Monday, November 19

Read n' reviewed: Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 27 from Luftfahrtverlag Start

New editions of the Luftwaffe im Focus series always spike our interest. A Mixture of large format, previously unpublished photos and some well researched journalistic detective work are the perfect combinations which have few peers in this genre. How does this, the twenty-seventh issue fare against its brothers/sister publications? See what we thought in our review...

Saturday, November 17

AMMO's new November products have us all figured out

AMMO's new November products have us all figured out -  some interesting new books - one on achieving the perfect works in 72nd scale, another on the perfect figure, plus nearly everything you need to create perfect figures to match your models. See them all in our preview...

Friday, November 16

Read n' Reviewed: The Research Squad's Panther Project: Volume One – Drivetrain and Hull

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...

Thursday, November 15

Gary Reviews Galaxy Models 48th & 72nd SU-34 / Su-35S / F-35B Paint Masking Sets

Gary has already shown us his works using Galaxy Models masks in the past - so we thought who better to show us the three new sets from Galaxy in his three in one review today...

Wednesday, November 14

New BIG SET from Stalingrad for your German tanks in 35th scale (plus a little pussy)

Stalingrad Miniatures brings us a new set of  35th scale WWII German tankers and infantrymen taking a brief rest from the advance.  These men are an interesting study of wartime photographs that were used to aid the sculptor which we will include in our preview...

Tuesday, November 13

In-Box & Construction Guide Pt. I: Miniart's 35th scale Soviet Ball Tank “Sharotank” Interior

MiniArt's new series of "What-If?" kits has started with a BANG! with their first in the series the "Sharotank". Andy Moore has one almost built already - but he paused to show us the first part of the construction and to review the parts of the kit. See what he thought in his build guide Pt. I...

Sunday, November 11

Build Guide: Andy Moore's 1/72nd scale B-Wing Starfighter from Bandai

Well, Andy Moore beat us to it! Today his excellent build of Bandai's new B-Wing Starfighter in 72nd scale. The result is an amazing kit that is a lit up edition of the standard kit. Andy included a great painting guide to show you how to get the most out of your own model...

Saturday, November 10

Preview: Rye Field Model's new 35th scale German Schützenpanzer PUMA


Modern vehicles are quite a trend as companies look to keep on turning out unique products. Rye field model has something unique in their latest kit, the 35th scale German Schützenpanzer Puma AFV. We have some information about the real thing & the kit in our preview...

Friday, November 9

Preview: AK Interactive's four new products for November looks pretty nice indeed...

AK Interactive has four new products out this month - Three new magazines and some extra refills for that new glass fibre pen of yours - we look at them in our preview...

Thursday, November 8

MiniArt's new ball-tanks in US, German & Aussie markings with the 35th scale Kugelpanzer 41( r ). w/ Interior kit

MiniArt gets the have shown us their new "What-If?" Spherical "Ball Tank". Miniart has given us a new version of the ball tank in US, German & Aussie markings with the 35th scale Kugelpanzer 41( r ). w/ Interior kit- See what we are talking about in our preview...

Wednesday, November 7

Italeri have HEAPS of new kits on release this month in our preview...

Varied genres, from cars, trucks, a large model set in 72nd, their brand new full interior T-34 in 35th scale to some "man on man" model fighter action in a Top Gun model set. See them all in our preview...

Tuesday, November 6

Hasegawa's November items are pretty varied with at least 1 new item in there...

Some brand new kits amongst some others not so new in Hasegawa's November releases. We have as much info and even some made up facts about them in our November preview...

Monday, November 5

Preview: Ryefield Model's new 35th scale Sd.Kfz.173 Panther G.2 w/ Full Interior (& a limited Ed. resin figure)

Today we look at the latest kit from Ryefield Model - the adaptation of their Panther kit into this, the 35th scale Sd.Kfz.173 Panther G.2. We see the CAD drawing from the new kit and the included sprues in our preview...

Painting & Weathering Guide: PLA Main Battle Tank ZTZ96B from MENG Models in 1/35th scale.

Clayton has Meng's new 35th scale Main Battle tank of the PLA on his workbench,  and in a flash he has it all built up and ready to paint - see how he got it done so fast, and maybe what this kit has to make it such an easy kit to make in his build guide...

Saturday, November 3

Revell's November novelties are all here in our new item preview...

Revell Germany has several releases for the month of November in a few scales & of varied complexity. Small & large scale aircraft, an observation tank with a big gun, A small-scale sub & the latest in Russian armoured technology are here in our preview...

Friday, November 2

Painting & Weathering Guide: 35th scale Sd.Kfz. 171 Panther A Early Production from Takom


Paul has been working on Takom's 35th scale Sd.Kfz. 171 Panther A Early Production kit for a while now, we have waited patiently, but now he has pounced with his painting & weathering guide of this popular kit. See how he got it finished in his painting & weathering guide...

Thursday, November 1

Mantis Miniatures' new November products: bushes, fauna, stowage & two crew for your AFV in our preview...

Mantis Miniatures is a favourite model maker of this site for good reason, they seem to turn out new models of interesting subjects that are connected to a model rather as well as something to place in a diorama. This month Mantis has a bunch of figures, accessories and extra stuff to add to your Sd.Kfz. 222, plus some more animals & a bit of bush! See what we mean in our preview...


Wednesday, October 31

Two new kits from Hobbybos: Boxart, colours & sprues in our preview...

We have been waiting for the Hobbyboss website to show the sprues of these two new kits before we showed them in our preview. They have for us an anniversary Aussie Hornet and the fastest tank in the world in an early incarnation. See the colours, boxart and sprues in our preview...

Tuesday, October 30

Build Guide Pt II: Meng Models 35th scale M911 C-HET & M747 Semi-Trailer (Trailer.)

Andy Moore has completed the trailer part of the build of Meng's 35th scale M1911 C-HET Tractor / M747 Heavy Equipment Semi-Trailer. We have seen how it goes together, but how do you beat it up to look like a well-weathered tool of the US Army, then in private use? Let's have a look in his guide...

Monday, October 29

Construction Review: Alpine Miniatures 1/35th scale US 101st Airborne Trooper Set

The release of two new figures in 35th scale from the 101st Airborne in WWII  from Alpine Miniatures will satisfy a lot of modellers who want that Alpine quality in an Allied flavour. We put them together in a detailed review to see if the same passion and quality went into these as the other releases in the Alpine catalogue ...

Saturday, October 27

Masterbox brings Truckers, some cab-mates & a little Jesus to our modelling benches...

Big rigs, precious cargo & a bit of "Jeezuz" are on the menu with Masterbox' latest figures in their auto and truck line. We take a look at what info is out there so far in our preview...

Thursday, October 25

Read’n Reviewed: The Weathering Magazine #23 "Die-Cast"

Issue 23 of the Weathering Magazine from Ammo Publications has an interesting proposition - How do you convert a die-cast object to what us modellers would think is an outstanding replacement? See just what Paul thought about the idea after he read the magazine in his review...

Wednesday, October 24

TMN on Tour: Scale Model Challenge 2018 show Eindhoven NL...

We have a bunch of pictures from the 2018 Scale Model Challenge in Eindhoven, NL from the weekend just passed. Our friend Romain from the AMAC 35 model club sent us a great cross-section of amazing models with great photography from the show. See some of the entries in our tour...