Friday, February 23

Build Guide: Italeri’s 1/32 F-35 Part III "Queen of the masking tape" finished!

The Belgian connection rides again! Nicolas & François team up to finish their great build of the Italeri F-35A Lightning II in 32nd scale. See how they finished it and how they tackled the complex paint job in this, part III of their build guide...

Thursday, February 22

Book Preview: New title from EuroModelismo - PANZER ACES Profiles vol 2.

Vol II of the books covering the Panzer Aces of the German forces of WWII from the Euro Modelismo has hit the printers. We have some preview pictures & information to show you a little bit more of what to expect in our book preview...

Wednesday, February 21

In-Boxed: 1/72nd scale MIG-21F from Modelsvit.

Modelsvit is a fairly new model company to us, so when one came past our desk intrepid Clayton put his hand up to build this - the Mig-21F in 72nd scale. He thought he would show you what is in the box of this before he got to make it into something special (as he always does). See what he thought about what was in the box in his review.

Tuesday, February 20

In-Boxed: 1/35th scale Lanchester Armoured Car from Copper State Models

Copper State Models are a new company that has specialised until recently in WWI aircraft, figures & aftermarket sets in many scales. Recently they have broadened their range into 35th scale early armoured cars with this kit of the Lanchester Armoured Car of WWI vintage. Andy Moore has taken up the challenge to build that kit - but first, see what he found when he opened the bow in his review.

Monday, February 19

Tools Tried n’ Tested: MENG Models MTS-026 Advanced Side Cutters

We got our buddy Andy Moore to test out the new precision sprue cutters from Meng Model,  and he got to using them in a "snip" - See what he thought about the cutters after two months or so of heavy use in his "Tried n' Tested" review today...

Sunday, February 18

In-Boxed: Kittyhawk's 1/35th scale AH-6J/MH-6J Little Bird "Nightstalkers"


This new "Little Bird"  1/35th scale AH-6J/MH-6J Little Bird "Nightstalkers" model from Kittyhawk models is the perfect storm you might think - small, easy to produce for the model company, it has a
 large fan-base, and it is easy to display for the modeller, even at 35th scale... But what was in the box and how do the parts and options look? See what we thought in the first, "In-boxed" part of the review before we build it...

Saturday, February 17

Build Review:Clayton builds an "Alpine Tiger" World War Toons Tiger II from Meng Models...

We have already shown you build guides of three of the "cute" style cartoon tanks from MENG, a Tiger I and a Sherman M4, as well as Clayton's earlier KV-2 - but now there is another beast in the same series to join them. We have Clayton's inbox and built up in a step-by-step guide to show you his new World War Toons Tiger II...

Wednesday, February 14

Gary's Construction Guide: Meng Models 48th scale Lockheed Martin F-35A JSF Lightning II Pt.II: A lot of bodywork and plumbing (did we mention re-wiring?)

After an In-Box and the first part of Gary's Construction Guide featuring the Cockpit tub & Pilot - today sees the second part of the build where Gary plumbs the gearbays in some great details and attempts to replicate the intricate bodywork seen on the real JSF to Meng Models 48th scale Lockheed Martin F-35A. See how it is progressing in today's story...

Tuesday, February 13

Read n' Reviewed: "Panther & Jagdpanther Units, The Eastern Front – From Operation Bagration to Berlin" by Dennis Oliver & Stephen Andrew

With all of these Panther kits coming on tot he market (Pantherquest 2018) from a bunch of model manufacturers what better time for the excellent collaboration of Dennis Oliver and Stephen Andrew? Their latest book on the Panther and Jagdpanther Units, The Eastern Front – From Operation Bagration to Berlin features this - THE model kit story of the year - see what Paul thought after he read the book in his review...

Monday, February 12

Inbox & Dry Build: Gary fits an extra seat in Kittyhawk's 48th scale Su-17/22UM-3K "Fitter"

Gary Wickham gave us an impressive review and "dry-build" of Kittyhawk's 48th scale Su-17/22 M3 a while ago, we think the best account of this kit we have seen so far - So when the two-seater became available who else should we give it to dry fit the parts and give a decent assessment of the fit? You guessed it...Gary shows us what is different and what is new with this boxing of the kit.

Sunday, February 11

Trumpeter's new releases - Tracked, winged, finned and rolling off the production lines in February...

Trumpeter's February new releases are just leaving the factories now, with a new Tiger I, a Sea Vixen a Russian mine roller and the ultimate Japanese fishing boat - We have most of these kits sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview...

Saturday, February 10

Alpine Miniatures brings us two new late war SS 35th scale Grenadiers that really do look the bomb...

Alpine Miniatures has released a very intricately detailed pair of 35th scale Waffen SS figures from the late WWII period this month, they both have the usual choice of headgear and top-shelf details in their features, we thought we would take you for a walk around them in our preview...

Thursday, February 8

Build Guide:Pz.Kpfw.38D mitt PZ.IV turm 8 cm PAW 600 from Amusing Hobby in 1/35th scale...


Last week we gave your our in-box review of this little kit from Amusing Hobby - We prophesied that it might be a simple, but fragile build in parts - Let's see how if that came true or not - and how it built up in our build guide Article...

Wednesday, February 7

Hobbyboss' five new kits for February...

Hobbyboss have five new models ready for us in this month - From below to above the seas, from tracks to rail to in the air above in a large scale - They are shown in our preview that includes markings and sprues…

Tuesday, February 6

Read n' Reviewed: The T-60 Small Tank and Variants Red Machines Vol.1 from Canfora Publishing

Canfora Publishing has a knack for turning out great books on modelling. They have launched a new series featuring the Russian tanks and AFV's featuring different vehicles in photos, profiles and blueprints. "T-60 Small Tank & Variants" is the title that Paul got to reading, and he thought he would share his findings in our "Read n' Reviewed" article today...

Monday, February 5

Tools tried 'n Tested: Yun Mo Precision Airbrush Review from MENG Model

Meng has entered the tool making business - no, not injection tooling - model making tools! Gary had a look at and a test run of their latest precision airbrush, the Yun Mo .2mm & .3mm Precision Airbrush. He examines and tests the brush out before he uses it on his latest kit in our review...

Sunday, February 4

Revell of Germany kits built up on display (also moving & lit up) in this month's new release preview

The new items from Revell of Germany this month include a very famous PT boat, A gaudy UNIMOG, Spitfires, F-16's Tigers, Half-tracks, a snub nosed Russian and a stripey red Cobra, Ohh that and two brilliant Technics kits with lights and working prop blades - We had our pick of them, showing you their built-up models in this month's new releases preview…

Saturday, February 3

Build Review: (1/550?) Star Wars AT-M6 First Order Walker from Bandai


That cheeky chappie Andy Moore loves his Bandai Star Wars kits - so hip arranging this new kit of the AT-M6 Walker from a little-known indie movie last ( the Star Wars?) year isnt a surprise. See what's in this kit's box and how it goes together in andy's review...

Friday, February 2

In-Boxed:1/35th scale Pz.Kpfw.38D mitt PZ.IV turm 8cm PAW 600 from Amusing Hobby

Not something that we had heard of until it turned up in Amusing Hobby's latest releases, the Panzer Pz.Kpfw.38D was a proposed light tank by the Germans in late WWII that never came to fruition. We have built our kit aleady - so what better time to do a good review of it once we know the ins and outs? see what's in the box in this first part of the review...

Thursday, February 1

Preview of Italeri’s Catalogue & New Items of 2017-2018

Italeri has some very interesting new items coming to us this coming year. Some larger and smaller scale bits that we did not expect or think about but we are most glad to see them coming and some we have expected for a while. See what you can pick out as their newest amongst this lot in our preview…

Wednesday, January 31

Kinetic Model's catalogue for 2018 and a few extras...

Kinetic Model has released their new catalogue for 2018 in time for the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany. There are some nice new kits in there - and although it is only a small catalogue it is worth a look. See what they (will) have in store for us in 2018 in our preview...

Monday, January 29

Gary's Construction Guide - Meng Models 48th scale Lockheed Martin F-35A JSF Lightning II Pt.I: Cockpit & Pilot

For those of you wanting to know how Gary Wickham is going with his build of Meng's new F-35A Lightning II in 48th scale today's your day" See how he works his usual magic to get the cockpit and pilots sorted in today's article.

Sunday, January 28

In-Boxed: 48th scale Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" PLAAF from Kittyhawk


Kitty Hawk has already released its 48th scale version of the Sukhoi "Flanker-E" to eager modellers. Now a new boxing of the kit with upgraded parts to further enhance your kit has arrived - this one featuring the aircraft of the PLAAF. Frank Crenshaw has just started making the kit but has paused to show us the parts included in this particular boxing before he got building his own Flanker.

Friday, January 26

A little short - even for a 1/2th scale stormtrooper? Bandai using new technology to reproduce Han & Luke in 2018

We have long been waiting for Bandai to make that jump into the uncanny valley of producing figures with realistic faces - now they have given us models of 1/12th scale Luke and Han dressed up as Stormtroopers - where next and how did they produce these? See for yourself in our preview...

Thursday, January 25

In-Boxed: 1:35th scale T-55A EARLY Mod. 1965 from MiniArt

Andy King has joined the gang here at TMN, and he has been eyeing off that T-55A EARLY Mod. 1965 From MiniArt in 35th scale – so what better than to get him to put it together you say? Well, let's see how the kit looks before glue hits the sprue in his build review…

Wednesday, January 24

ICM Models Catalogue & new items of 2018-2019

Looking at these new models from ICM we see some surprising new tooled items in small and the largest of the usual modelling scales. All of the new items are clearly marked so you can easily pick them out, so feast your eyes on what's new and what maybe isn't in this lot.

Tuesday, January 23

In-Boxed: Adny starts off with his review of the 1/35th scale M31 US Tank Recovery Vehicle from Takom

Last year Andy Moore made the 35th scale kit of Takom's version of the M3 Lee here on TMN - he showed us pretty much all you needed to know about that model. The subsequent release of the heavy duty recovery version of the Lee - the M31 is now with us - & again Andy is already building his. He has paused to show off the kit's contents here in today's "in-boxed" section.

Monday, January 22

Construction review: Paul puts together the M1 Abrams MBT from Panda Hobby 1/35th scale

The mighty Abrams tank – still top of the heap on the battlefield and the modern warfare modelling benches. Paul has already made his up, and before he got to painting and weathering it he gave us his thoughts and a handy guide for all of us making our own kit. See how he went in today's story...

Saturday, January 20

Hasegawa's February kits are a little familiar - see if you can spot the differences...

Hasegawa's February items offer lots of stuff we have seen before, but in different boxings - treat it like a game show and see how many you might be interested in our preview...

Friday, January 19

Preview: AK Interactive has several new releases released this month of January...

AK Interactive has a new small-scale model and a revamp of their book on oils, a new "Damaged" magazine, several pigment colour sets to suit every need in their January releases. These are now live on the AK Website, so we have some pictures and info in today's preview...