Friday, December 14

Bonus Xmas presents from Italeri with four more kits for December...

We have already shown you some of December's releases from Italeri - however, there are four more model kits with six models inside them of various types from this Italian model maker this month for us to look at, Find out more in our December Pt II preview...

Thursday, December 13

DVD Review: Calvin Tan's Basic Guide to Figure Painting

We got some spare time recently for a bit of DVD watching so we could take you through "Calvin Tan's Basic Guide to Figure Painting" 2 DVD set. See what's in the video and whether the learning from it is effective or not in our review...

Tuesday, December 11

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

Revell Germany has several releases for this month are in a few scales and genres - Two German modern airforce aircraft, a couple of hot bikes, a new livery on a jumbo and a baby Porche are here in our December preview...

Monday, December 10

In-boxed: 35th scale Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P) Truppenubungsfahrzeug from Amusing Hobby

After making several full-interior kits of recent times Paul has started his Amusing Hobby Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P) Truppenubungsfahrzeug kit that promises NO interior whatsoever :-). He has paused to show you what comes inside the box before he gets to build the kit in his review...

Saturday, December 8

Got any blacker? Bandai go big & black with their Shadow Trooper in 6th scale

Elite troops of the empire, these Shadow troopers exist somewhere in Star Wars canon, and Bandai probably couldn't have gone to less effort when churning this one out - their new (different colour moulding) Shadow Trooper in 1/6th scale in our preview...

Friday, December 7

ICM's new kit preview: Sprues, CADs & Boxart of the 48th scale Ju-88С-6b


ICM has just released their new 48th scale  Junkers Ju 88С-6b Night Fighter to your local hobby shop. We have some of the sprues, CADs and of course the artwork in our preview to show you of this sleek night destroyer...

Thursday, December 6

Construction Review: Alpine Miniatures 35th "WSS MG Team at Kharkov" set & single figures...

To match their previous sets of Karkov SS soldiers Alpine Miniatures has released a new set of two soldiers from what could be the same group. SS Machine gunner and his ammo carrier dressed in the "Kharkov Parka" are the subjects of our build review today. See if they are up to the high standard we have for Alpine's works in our review...

Wednesday, December 5

Preview: From the Ukraine via Roumania - Miniart's 35th 76-mm SPG TACAM T-60 Interior Kit


Miniart has combined their new T-60 kit with a 76mm gun to bring us this little Romanian tank destroyer with a lit of bite - We have the CAD feature sheet, sprue layout, colours and all the other features of this new kit due in January from MiniArt...

Tuesday, December 4

Two new figures of Razvedchik behind enemy lines from Rado Miniatures...

Rado Miniatures continues to bring us new subjects and expand their range of new figures. Radek has sculpted two new Russian scouts or Razvedchik of the WWII era out behind enemy lines. See the figures painted up, and the images that inspired the sculpts in our preview...

Monday, December 3

Build Guide (& pimping out) Meng's World War Toons German Light Panzer 38(t)


We love the "Egg" and "Cute" series of models that has become more and more of a fad recently in modelling. These models give those who want something hassle-free to build, alternatively, they give the young and inexperienced modellers a chance to learn the skills of the trade. Thirdly they give those diorama experts a chance to create a whole tiny world. Meng's Panzer 38(t) is the subject of our build and pimping out guide today in the news...

Sunday, December 2

Preview of Italeri's December items out just in time for Xmas...

A big Kubel, small-scale stealth, a beautiful Spider, a Tornado and the most produced tank in history in Italeri's latest releases. We see box art, decals, colours and some sprues in our December item preview...

Saturday, December 1

133 new colours in the AK Interactive AIR series - plus new reference & a yearly bonus...

Modelling references, paint and time.... three things that AK Interactive wants to help you out within their latest releases for December. A calendar = time, a great reference book on the real colours of WWII = references, and Paint int he form of a complete range of authentic WWII colours in their new AIR range of paints. See more about them in our new item preview...

Friday, November 30

Hobbyboss' December kits - Sprues, art & kit stats in our preview...

We have pictures of the sprues of Hobbyboss' newest models of December. The VK.3001 (P) is there, along with a few people's Christmas present, the B-24J "liberator" which has caused some consternation. see for yourself in our preview...

Wednesday, November 28

Preview: ICM's new 35th scale Model W.O.T. 6, WWII British Truck

ICM is very close to releasing their new kit of the Fordson truck WOT.6 in 35th scale. We have some boxart, CADs and some pictures and info about the real thing in our new item preview...

Tuesday, November 27

Preview: Miniart's new 35th scale Su-122-54 (late type) comes storming on to our workbenches...

MiniArt shows us the features, art, sprues and  look of their latest kit, the late model version of the Su-122-54 in 35th scale. This powerful looking tank will make a great looking model and Miniart have pulled out all the stops on this one - wee what we know about the kit in our preview...

Monday, November 26

Takom's new G's: 35th scale Bergepanther G & Jagdpanther G2 coming next month...

Takom has released cover art and some more details on their forthcoming new Bergepanther Ausf.G & Jagdpanther Ausf.G2 kits in 35th scale, we have the new art and what we know about the kits as well as a few pictures of the real things in our preview...

Saturday, November 24

Dry Fit Review: 1/48th scale Yakovlev Yak-130 'Mitten' from Kittyhawk.

Recently when the Kittyhawk 1/48th scale Yakovlev Yak-130 'Mitten' arrived we thought who better to tell us just what the kit is like than our man Gary Wickham.  He has a brilliant way of reviewing kits that acts as a construction guide as well as an informed opinion on the parts inside the box and how they go together. See what he thinks about this latest Kittyhawk new tooled kit in his review.

Friday, November 23

Preview: Airframe Detail No 6 - The Focke-Wulf Ta 154 - A Technical Guide from Valiant Wings Publishing

The next title in the Airframe Detail series from Valiant Wings Publishing is on the way, and we think it will be of great interest to late WWII Luftwaffe fans. This book is called Airframe Detail No 6 - The Focke-Wulf Ta 154 - A Technical Guide and it's main focus is the German "Moskito." The book is on a pre-order discount now also. See what we know so far...

Thursday, November 22

Construction Review: 1/16th scale WSS Grenadier NCO from Alpine Miniatures.

Not only does Alpine Miniatures turn out 35th scale figures and 16th scale busts, but also 1/16th full scale figures. Reviewing one of these larger figures is always an opportunity not to be missed, so when we got the chance to build the new Waffen SS NCO we jumped at it. See what we thought in our construction review...

Wednesday, November 21

Read n' Reviewed: Pla edition's new series - "Dioramag" volume #1

Until now the team behind the Abrams Squad magazine has stuck to modern military vehicles, giving us the best of post WWII scenes. They have added a new series to their stable called "Dioramag" that is focused entirely on Dioramas and the works of past and modern masters. We have volume #1 and thought we would take you through the magazine step by step in our review...

Tuesday, November 20

Preview: Life Miniatures "standing alone" with their latest sculpt...

Life Miniatures adds to their new futuristic series of figures with this, the latest in their line of  1/12th scale busts titled "Stand Alone" - let's see her parts and the painted figure in our preview to see how she does indeed "stand up" to the competition...

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...