Sunday, October 22

AK Interactive gets "Real" with their new range of "Real Color" paints in a new formula and bottle with a reference book to match.

AK Interactive has been promising something new this week to be revealed at the Scale Modelling Challenge in Holland. They have revealed a new acrylic lacquer range of 114 paints in highly researched colours with a new reference book to match them. See what AK has come up with in our preview...

Friday, October 20

A new book preview from Accion Press for those wanting hints and tips: "Aircraft - Modelling Essentials"

Accion press has just released news of a new title in their learning series - this one is for all model builders but focusses on model aircraft builders - in the new "Essential Techniques series" they show us a new way to learn (or re-learn) to model.

Thursday, October 19

Takom's 35th scale Hanomag SS 100 in Ammo colours in Clayton's full build review...

After expecting something vastly different in the post, young Clayton Ockerby got going with Takom's kit of the Hanomag SS100 when it turned up  - & as you can see from his build review - didn't do too shabby of a job with it! See the kit and how he used Ammo's great to paint and weather it in this all-in-one build review.

Wednesday, October 18

Read n' Reviewed: Issue 55 of Panzer Aces goes all what-if with paper panzers

It's always great to see a Panzer Aces special edition coming out, and this latest, no #55, features a popular subject of the "Paper Panzers" of Germany in WWII.  These tanks never saw service - but that does not stop modellers interest in this genre. we have read it - see what we thought in our review of  no#55 in this series...

Tuesday, October 17

Inboxed: Takom's new 35th scale Merkava Mk I in detail


Paul got his hands on TAKOM's 35th scale Merkava Mk.I recently, we did pause long enough to take pictures, & he has recorded his thoughts on the kit in the box before next week showing us how it all went together in his review...

Monday, October 16

Hobbyboss’ four new kits for November 2017 in our preview

Hobbyboss have four new models ready for us in November - Two ships and two aircraft - wait - the hovercraft - is that classed as an "air" craft? Ssee what we are on about in our preview that includes markings and sprues…

Saturday, October 14

Sneak peek at AFV Photo Album III - with a pre-order discount & free poster if you get in quick!

Today we see some info on Canfora Publishing's new book "AFV Photo Album 3" - you can get it at a special 20% off the book if you pre-order it - & if you are fast you also get a pair of free A3 posters as well! See what there is to know in our preview...

Friday, October 13

Preview: Takom's new 16th scale Imperial Japanese Army Type 94 Tankette

Takom's new releases of the Type 94 tankette is now added to with the new artwork for the boxes, it gives us some info that we thought we might have to add to the history of the tank in our preview...

Four new releases of Winter tankers of the SS in 35th scale from Alpine Miniatures this October

Alpine Miniatures has three new resin figures released this month in five different configurations. Two single 35th scale figures that are also sold as a set, as well as a larger scale 16th figure of a GI on a Pacific trip that ain't no holiday! Let's have a look at the two 35th scale figures to see a little more of what Alpine has coming this month...

Thursday, October 12

Read n’ Reviewed: Lee Archer & Darren Neely team up in for more unpublished photos in Panzerwrecks 21

We see that Panzerwreck series has now “come of age” at issue twenty-one – what has it learned? We had a look and a read of the book to see just what is new and what there is to view in this latest edition of this well known long-running series...

Wednesday, October 11

Read n' Reviewed: Ammo's Panzer DNA: German Military Vehicles of World War II, Camouflage,


Ammo's take on emulating some of the great reference boos of the past continues with a new title - "Panzer DNA" written by Daniele Guglielmi and Mario Pieri, it is full of a lot of information and much sought after details on what made up the Panzers of WWII. Paul has read it, see what he thinks about it in his review...

Tuesday, October 10

Construction Review: Paul gets to build Panda Hobby's new 35th scale Kurganets-25 IFV Object 695

You have already seen the APC variant of this kit built up here on TMN, today in his construction review Paul gets to build Panda Hobby's new 35th scale Kurganets-25 IFV Object 695 - see how he went - from plastic to paint and weathering in his one-stop-shop article.

Monday, October 9

Read n' Reviewed: Forgotten Archives 2: The Lost Signal Corps Photos by Darren Neely

We were lucky enough to get a copy of the first edition of Forgotten Archives, The Lost Signal Corps Photos last year.  A large book full of previously unpublished photographs from the Signal Corps men of WWII. We liked the book very much – so when we heard a second book was released we put our hand up straight away. Now we have read it, see what we thought in our review...

Sunday, October 8

Construction Review: MiniArt's 1/35th scale Finnish Tank Crew

We have not seen much in the way of Finnish combatants during WWII in 35th sale injection moulded plastic. Miniart are one manufacturer willing to take on the more unusual choices of figures and vehicles, so it was no surprise to see them taking on the Finnish figures. We build them up in our review so you can see their worth...

Saturday, October 7

Six of the best Revell of Germany's kits in this month's new release preview

There were a LOT more new items from Revell of Germany this month - We had our pick with six of them, showing you their built-up models in this month's new releases preview…

Friday, October 6

A new encyclopaedia volume, mags & paint sets from AMMO this month in our preview...

The latest releases from the AMMO team - A new volume of the Encyclopedia of Armour, Aircraft & AFV weathering mags featuring fading shades & interiors of fighting machines,  we also see some WWII aircraft colours with two new sets. – See them all in the AMMO preview for October...

Thursday, October 5

Two 21st century foes from Panda Model meet on the plastic battlefield

Looks like Panda Hobby has a foot in both camps with their two latest heavy main battle tanks in 35th scale. From China, the ZTZ 99A and the USA's Abrams MBT. Check out the test shots in our preview....

Wednesday, October 4

Construction Review: Tamiya's new 35th scale "Wehrmacht Tank Crew Set"

All of Tamiya's releases seem to get a fair bit of attention no matter what the subject and how many other companies have made it in that scale. The new tooling of the 1/35th scale Wehrmacht Tank Crew Set is one of those – even though we have seen scores of similar kits, even from Tamiya themselves, it is interesting to see how the new tooled set may have improved on the older kits from themselves and others. Is it any good? Let's build them and see in our construction review...

Tuesday, October 3

Don't get ambushed - Get a discount on Peko Publishing's new Panzerjäger on the Battlefield (Vol.15)

Can you believe it? PEKO Publishing is into the fifteenth edition of the “On the Battlefield” books already. We always eagerly anticipate new volumes from this publisher & this one covers the hunting tanks – the Panzerjäger of the German forces of WWII & we have some info and pictures of what's coming in “Panzerjäger on the battlefield”…

Monday, October 2

MiniArt's T-55 mod 1963 in 35th scale is finally here & our preview has it covered inside & out

MiniArt has stopped teasing us with "mere" T-54's and now the big game is in town! The T-55 Mod 1963 with full interior in 35th scale is upon us, and now we have a lot of info about his new kit and what to expect in our preview...

Sprues, decals & box pics of the five new kits from Italeri in October

Italeri's five new kits for October include a Dauntless diver, a fast-moving Elf, a colourful 60-year old Italian, A tank after it's time and a  chrome plated Viking? See what we mean with our preview including colours, box art and sprues...

Sunday, October 1

Preview: New from Bronco Models - the M1224 MaxxPro MRAP 1/35th scale

The rise of modern vehicles on the battlefield and so in modelling has become something of a thing recently. With all of these new types coming out, why not get some of them in plastic? Bronco is listening, and they have their version of the M1224 MaxxPro MRAP looks pretty good from the information and the built up example we have seen - take a look at it in today's preview...

Friday, September 29

A sneak peek at the new kits and a video from the 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show

The 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show is being held this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight East 7/8 Hall from September 29 Sunday till Sunday the 1st of October. Along with the Shizuoka show, this is the big industry show in Japan for the year, with many native and international companies releasing new products at the event. In time for the public show on the weekend, we have some preview information and a video supplied by the guys at Beaver Hobby company giving you a great rundown of what to expect on your visit...

Thursday, September 28

Preview: Bronco's Cruiser MK. I (A9 MK. I) & MK. I CS (A9 MK. I CS) in 35th scale

Bronco Models has released a new 35th scale British Cruiser MK. I (A9 MK. I) & a MK. I CS (A9 MK. I CS) in 35th scale. This tank has two main points that caught our eye straight away - see what's new with this variant, and some history on the real thing in our preview...

Wednesday, September 27

TAKOM adds another piece to the puzzle with a fully detailed turret of their 35th scale Panther A

Now we have the early, mid & late versions of Takom's Panzerkampfwagen V Panther A coming, we went data mining for more info on this incoming series. The full interior, choice of Zimmerit coatings, two engines we have already seen. Now we add the details to the turret interior with that powerful gun to the puzzle...

Meng's Panther A "Late" in 35th scale - now with stripes, "running" gear and new colours...

MENG has released more news and info on their new Panther A "late" model in 35th scale. New boxart & additional kits that add new running gear & four different Zimmerit patterns to the basic kit are in planning. See what we know so far on Meng's new cat...

Tuesday, September 26

Construction Review: Alpine Miniatures 35th scale "Ambush at Poteau." set no#2


Alpine Miniatures has released the second pair of what is a larger set of German soldiers of the SS in the scene of the infamous propaganda reel called the "Ambush at Poteau" in 1944. These two figures have lots of points of interest that we thought we might bring to light in a construction review, so we put them together with historical references of the scene, uniforms and equipment to show you a little more about these two...

Monday, September 25

Read n Reviewed: On Display vol.4 - Under The Red Star - Soviet Hardware Step-By-Step

For their fourth volume of "On Display" Canfora Publishing centres their sights on the vehicles that bore the Red Star of the Soviet Union. These interesting vehicles have been in vogue of late – and what better way to capture the excitement of this genre than by a step by step pictorial publication (that is now on a pre-order discount special price.) We have read the book, and we thought we would hare the contents with you in our review...

Sunday, September 24

Hasegawas releases for October, two legs, flat bottoms, bomb bays, torpedos and Lambos.

Hasegawa's August releases are, as usual, diverse, very nice looking whilst again fairly familiar to a lot of people out there, Check them out in our preview to see what is new and what has changed in their September kits...