Wednesday, April 26

Meng are sure to cause a storm with their new Lightning...

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II - cutting edge, technologically complex, and controversial - the jury is still out on its service - but modellers are certainly interested in it. This one from Meng looks to improve on what is out there - we have the feature list of what is promised and a few pictures in our preview.

Monday, April 24

New Clothes and Cargo for Miniart's Lil' workhorse

MiniArt has put their moulds to their best use, with the  L1500S German truck that we have already made here on TMN with civilian colours and some extra cargo - so it's "roll ou the barrel" with the Civilian version of the Mercedes light truck in their latest kit...

Saturday, April 22

Trumpeter’s May models mainly from the Motherland

Trumpeter's May kits feature a heavy-hitting IS, short & long range missile launcher combos, & who said Trumpeter don't make 1/32nd scale kits, with their new Fulcrum A? Sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview

Friday, April 21

Build Guide & Review: Clayton takes on the Husky MKIII VMMD from Panda Hobby in 35th scale

The unusual looking Husky III is used as a mine detector by several countries around the world, and although it isn't going to win any beauty prizes, its unusual form has been an inspiration for modellers to make their own vehicle. Clayton was interested in Panda hobby's new kit in 35th scale  - so he thought he would build one up for us. See how it went together today in Part I of his build.

Thursday, April 20

Egg-zactly what the doctor ordered – Andy builds World War Toons Sherman & Tiger from Meng Models

Meng recently teamed up with Studio Roqovan to bring out a range of new “tiny” scale tanks that star in a video game called “ World War Toons.” Andy has made these two in a cool little build guide for us. Let's see how to approach these in a way that would make any “real” scale model green with envy...

Wednesday, April 19

Masterbox is the scene of high drama and beautiful figures in 35th & 24th scales June

Masterbox has given us the choice of four new kits in June - a dramatic scene of a conflict in the old wild west in 35th scale - or the choice between three beautiful figures for modellers in 24th scale. Why settle for just one when you can see them all in our preview?

Tuesday, April 18

A new large-scale 1/16th SS tanker from the Kursk front Stalingrad Miniatures.

A new 1/16 scale figure of a Panzerman is available from Stalingrad Miniatures. Hopefully, this means all of that great detail from Alexander Zelenkov's sculpts, but in a larger size? Let's see in our preview...

Monday, April 17

Construction Guide Part I: Nico builds Italeri’s 1/32 scale F-35 A

Here’s me a year ago: “An F-35 in 1/32 scale? Yeah, sure… That’ll happen.”
Here’s me today: “Hey man, I’m building an F-35 in 1/32" - Cool huh? 
- Nico gets to building the new Italeri F-35A Lightning II in 32nd scale.

Sunday, April 16

Construction Review: Alpine Miniatures new 35th scale Fallschirmjäger 1st division in Italy...

Alpine Miniatures has a brand new set of single figures (also sold as a set) on the market that depicts the Fallschirmjäger in the defence of Italy in WWII. We thought we would build them up in a construction review so you could see the quality and to see if they are up to the normal standard we expect from this figure maker.

Friday, April 14

Build guide Pt.IV: Gary finishes & takes flight in his 48th scale Meng P-51D

Gary Wickham has already given us his first impressions in a review,  a first part, second & then third part of his build guide of the 48th scale Meng P-51D kit. Today we see the build all finished and weathered with an added "in-flight" base to bring life to the aircraft. See what Gary thought about this model when he wraps it all up in Part IV.

Thursday, April 13

Available right now - the updated "Hog" from Reid Air Publications - "The Modern Hog Guide - 2nd Edition"

The people from Reid Air Publications have surprised us with their announcement of an upgraded, second volume of their great book on the A-10 "The Modern Hog Guide", we have some info on what is new, also the news that the book is now available to pre-order. Read on Hog lovers...

Wednesday, April 12

Construction Guide Pt.II: Paul finishes Bronco's Sd.Kfz.247 Ausf.A German Armored Command Car

We have already seen Paul's Inbox review and his first part of a construction guide for Bronco Models new Sd.Kfz 247 kit. Today he finishes the AFV inside and out, and we see how the kit fared as a whole his build guide.

Tuesday, April 11

May's releases from Hasegawa - jets, cars, fighters AFV's and Claire Frost?

Today we are looking at the releases from Hasegawa in May. New colours and making the best of a back catalogue are what they are good at, so let's see if the kits of May are of interest or not to builders out there...

Monday, April 10

Andy paints & weathers his KTO Rosomak w/OSS-M Turret from IBG Models

Andy Moore has already given us his insight into the 35th scale kit of KTO Rosomak w/OSS-M Turret from IBG Models in an Inbox review & a construction guide. Today he gets to painting and weathering the Rosomak in Part III of the story.

Sunday, April 9

A Ship the Size of Alaska, a Springbok Mustang, the T-18 & a Soviet Captured Car Make Up Hobbyboss' April Assemblies

Hobbyboss have provided sprue shots, colour schemes and some lovely box art for their April releases - It would be almost churlish not to have a look at them don't you think? Let's see what's new from them this month in our preview...

Friday, April 7

Build guide Pt.III: Gary seals and shines his 48th scale Meng P-51D

Gary Wickham has already given us his first impressions in a review,  a first part and then the second part in his build guide. Today we see the construction completed and the first layers of paint and metallics laid down before the colours start.  Let's see what Gary did with his kit in Part III "how-to" build.

Thursday, April 6

Italeri's new five for April, a Brummbar, a Staghound, a canberra, Phantom and an old MAN???

Five good looking kits from Italeri this month, a classic MAN, a sightseeing German Bear, A Staghound and a Phantom. Let's see how these kits look in the box before they hit the shelves...

Wednesday, April 5

Triple review – Ultracast's new props and exhausts for the Curtiss P-40 in 48th scale

After his recent P-40 build of the Bronco kit here on TMN, we thought that Bruce from Cutting Mat Capers should be the one to look at these new enhancements from Ultracast. See what he thought about them in today's review... 

Tuesday, April 4

Build Guide: Making the Amusing Hobby 35th scale Jagdpanther II

Amusing Hobby carries on their line of paper panzers with one of the biggest hitters, and something that World of Tanks players will be familiar with, the mighty Jagdpanther II in 35th scale. The best review is a build review - so see how we fared in our build of the kit in today's story...

Monday, April 3

Alpine Miniatures finish off their "Ambush at Poteau." big set with two more great looking figures in 35th scale.

Alpine Miniatures has just released the second pair of what is proposed to be a larger set of German soldiers of the LAH in the scene of the "Ambush at Poteau." These two figures have lots of points of interest that we thought we might look at in our preview...

Saturday, April 1

AMMO’s new products, informative, French and maybe a little bit dirty…

MiG’s AMMO brands newest items are with us - from their two new weathering magazines on aircraft and pigments to the new mud and earth effects to new shades fro French jets, we bet there is something interesting for you to look at. Let’s see what’s new….

Friday, March 31

Construction Guide: Andy takes us through his build of the KTO Rosomak w/OSS-M Turret from IBG Models

Andy Moore has already given us his insight into the 35th scale kit of KTO Rosomak w/OSS-M Turret from IBG Models. Today he gets to building the kit before he unleashes his paint brush in Part III of the article.