Saturday, July 21

Dry fit & review: Gary pieces together KittyHawk's 1:48 McDonnell F-101B / RF-101B

When Gary Wickham gets a kit to review you know the reader is going to receive their money's worth in an examination, a historical examination & tracking down od the original aircraft, a comparison of parts and even a dry fit of the kit thrown in. Today he does all this with the new Kittyhawk 48th scale McDonnell F-101B / RF-101B Voodoo to show you what it is made up of. See what he thought in today's article.

Friday, July 20

Barracuda Studios latest and greatest parts, upgrades & Improvements...

Barracuda Studios are seeing to your much-needed aircraft additions, corrections or improvements (depending on how you feel about the donor kit) and their new sets look like they are indeed that - one up on the plastic they are replacing. Take a look at what's new in our preview...

Thursday, July 19

In-Boxed: Andy checks out Kittyhawk's 48th scale Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback

The arrival of this model in the post has been a bit of a reunion for Andy Moore - who today examines Kittyhawk's new 48th scale Su-35 Fullback kit. See why he has been looking forward to seeing the kit, and what he thinks before he starts to make the kit in his inbox review...

Wednesday, July 18

In-Boxed: Takom's 1/35th scale Bergepanther Ausf. A (assembled by Demag) full interior kit


Takom's new Bergepanther has been a surprise but gratefully reived addition to the plastic modelling world, but would it be a good kit? The only way is to build on up to find out - and Andy King is going to do just that - first - he is giving us an In-Box review of what is in the box and how the model looks before he cuts plastic. Let's see what he found...

Monday, July 16

Bronco's new "Little Flamingo" - the 35th scale Panzerkampfwagen II (Flamm) Ausf.E (Sk.KFZ.122)

It seems Bronco models like Flammenpanzers! We have seen the Panzer II version as recently as a year ago from Bronc - now the German Panzerkampfwagen II (Flamm) Ausf.E (Sk.KFZ.122) is coming in the 1/35th scale we have some of the CAD feature sets, the colours and renders of what it may look like in our new item preview...

Sunday, July 15

Read’n Reviewed: Paul checks out Abrams Squad #24 from Pla Editions


Paul likes the modern armour models a lot - so who better to give the new Abrams Squad - No#24 to? YOOUU guessed it! See what he thinks of this issue after he read it this week in his review...

Friday, July 13

Build Guide: Andy shows us how to model the 1/12th scale Imperial Probe Droid from JPG Productions

Andy Moore has already taken a look at the JPG Productions 1/12th scale "Probot" Imperial Probe Droid) in an earlier article here on TMN. Here today he gets to building and painting the 'droid with a great result - see how he did it in his build article...

Thursday, July 12

Freedom's new lil' Hercules: 1/35th scale Nike Hercules Missile With movable monorail launcher preview

1957 is the last time someone made a kit of the Nike Hercules in injection moulded plastic - Freedom Models have an all-new kit in the CAD stage in 1/35th scale. Smart thinking sees this missile in different aspects and even in combination with others to create a whole scene of potential destruction. We have a look at it in our preview...

Wednesday, July 11

Hasegawa's August Items - some attractive & varied kits in here...

Hasegawa's August 2018 releases are with us - 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...

Tuesday, July 10

Build Guide Pt II: Gary continues to improve his Eduard 48th scale Vought F-8E Crusader 'Limited Edition'

Gary has already done a great deal of work on his "Limited Edition" boxing of Eduard's F-8E Crusader in 48th scale - This part sees him detailing the whole fuselage with rivets, making more detail in the weapon pylons, control surfaces and cockpit. See the amazing amount of work that is going into this kit in the second part of the build guide...

Monday, July 9

Kittyhawk's 35th scale MH-60L is circling ever closer in the 2nd test shot build preview...

We just got some pictures of Kittyhawk's new MH-60L Black Hawk helicopter in 1/35th scale is the second test shot build - a lot more to see then the first test we saw a month or so ago - it is looking mighty fine, and we can hear modellers clamouring for it through the rotor wash - see how it's shaping up in our preview...

Sunday, July 8

TMN on Tour: Bovington Tank Museum Tiger Collection Walkaround.

Our trip to Bovington in the UK last week saw us at the special "Tankfest" event - a yearly showcase of the museum's exhibits along with a gathering of vehicles from private collections and loans from other museums. Before we show you that we thought we might ease you in with a little of the current "star" exhibit of the Bovington museum, the Tiger Collection exhibition, & a detailed walkaround of the Tigers on show...

Saturday, July 7

Build Guide Pt III: Andy Finishes MiniArt's 35th Scale Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri


Today Andy Moore gives us his final part of the build, paint & weathering of Miniart's new 35th scale version of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird"). See how he finished off this kit with an attractive base in today's article.

Friday, July 6

Focke-Wulf Triebflügel in 1/48th scale launches Amusing Hobby's aircraft line vertically with a test kit preview...

Amusing Hobby continues into an alternate 1946 with their test shot build up of the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel in 1/48th scale. We look at the test kit partial build up and a little of the proposed and known facts about this "thrust-wing hunter" in our preview...

Thursday, July 5

New item preview from Miniart - 1/35th scale Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf. D/B


We just got news of a new item from Miniart - the new kit of in 1/35th scale of the Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf. D/B is in development, and this kit with all of that extra armour on the front shure looks pretty cool - but what is inside the kit? We see in our new item preview...

Wednesday, July 4

Hobbyboss' new item preview for July/ August. - trains planes, tigers black widows and a dune buggy?

Hobbyboss has several new kits for us this month, a few we have sprues for in our preview - but all of them we have colours and boxart in there to give you some idea of what is coming. All are here in our preview...

Tuesday, July 3

88's, Tigers, Trailers, Whirblewinds, Hawks & Flamin' rigs, ? Colours, Art & Sprues in Italeri's July Preview...

Italeri has released a slew of new products this month, 48th scale aircraft, a Tiger, an 88and crew, a wargaming Whirblewind and of course a cool looking big rig that is on fire! See more of the box art, sprues and colours of each of them in our preview...

Saturday, June 30

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 "AFV Dioramas” 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  & Aircraft model galleriesNow for the first part of the incredible dioramas that we liked at the show - mostly with soldiers on the ground in the last century in this series of shots...

Friday, June 29

Build review: Paul makes Bronco Models 1/35th scale Zil-131V Tractor Truck

Paul has been working on his 35th scale Bronco Models Zil-131(&130) tractor truck for a while now - And upon completion of the kit, he thought he might show you how he finished, painted, added a dash of realism to the kit in his article...

Wednesday, June 27

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

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

Monday, June 25

Tools tried n' Tested: Fine Engraver Blades & Holder

Gary Wickham has some new tools to test - Tamiya's Fine Engraver Blades & Holder are up for examination today. see what he thought with some good old procrastination, excellent insight and pictures to boot...

Saturday, June 23

AMMO's new July Items: Full of fuel, rusting, metallic, shiny & looking good on nightfighters...

AMMO's new June/ July products are including some interesting new products, The new Modern Gas pump kit, a book on rust and modulation, a new paint set for Luftwaffe Nightfighters, NATO vehicles & some other new materials to add to the range. See them all in our preview...

Friday, June 22

Nice new sprays, pencils, cutting mats & two different magazines in AK Interactive's June/July's news

AK Interactive has given us a spray - well plenty of them actually in several different shades and two sizes in their new aerosol range. These and some nice new pencils, cutting matts and two different magazines in June/July's new item preview...