Saturday, May 28

Read ‘n Reviewed: Focusing in on the Hetzer – Lee Archer’s new book about the Jagdpanzer 38


A new series from the creators of “Duel in the Mist and the “Panzerwrecks” series – One that features on a single AVF in one book – and the first being the Jagdpanzer 38? Let’s take a look at it in our Read n’ Review…

Friday, May 27

I FIAT – in many more colours now….Meng’s new 72nd limited edition G.91

Want a Fiat G.91 in72nd scale but with a larger decal choice? Look no further than MENG’s new limited edition of this famous little fighter, now with six decal choices in the one box…

Wednesday, May 25

TMN on Tour: Japan's biggest hobby show - Shizuoka report 2016 – “Industry day”


TMN was lucky enough to get to Japan this year for the 2016 Shizuoka Hobby Show in central Japan. WE spent a few days at the show and today we thought we would show you the main points and kits that we saw on the “Industry Days” with new and older releases side –by-side. See what we saw at the show…

Tuesday, May 24

Bronco models go for both mainstream & obscure with their next set of releases…

Bronco are churning out new kits and some of them are quite interesting and novel. The two sets of new British “Red Devils” set in 35th scale are a good addition to your Horsa glider while the Duckbill tracks Pt.II that are going to be popular with M4 modellers. The main highlight – the “German Rheinmetall Long-Range Rocket ‘Rheinbote’ (Rh.Z.61/9) and launcher” (easy for you to say) is looking quite an interesting release. Let’s look at what’s on the way into shops in July from Bronco.

Monday, May 23

Several new sets from Black Dog to add or create your latest diorama

Black Dog from the Czech Republic have hit the market with a bunch of new diorama scenes, two pilots from WWI in 32nd scale with some 72nd scale vehicles in modern & WWII eras along with some very evocative firemen to make a lovely scene of bravery and rescue. Czech them out in our preview…

Sunday, May 22

Build review: FineMolds 1/72 F-14D Tomcat Part II

Gary's build of Finemolds F-14 Tomcat in 1/72nd scale has of course already been finished, but he has created a build article of about 10,000 words and many pictures to show you all of the elements that had to come together to create this masterwork. In this part, you see a lot more about how he got it all looking so good.

Saturday, May 21

Bandai’s “Star Wars” kits continue with a new A-Wing fighter in 72nd scale…

Bandai is also bringing out some interesting spacecraft – this time the fast and agile ( and very popular) A-Wing fighter in 72nd scale – we have the key points and images so take a look at this new kit in our preview…

Wednesday, May 18

Miniart Shizuoka update: New images & colours of the SU-122 Initial Production w/Full Interior


Miniart continues to impress us. After this year’s early Panzer III models which met some acclaim now they continue with the new plans of the soviet SU-122 Initial Production with a full Interior laid out. Let’s have a look at what is planned and the new sprues, CAD and now the built up kit images we have so far….

Historical figures in focus is the order of the day with 8 new sculpts by Qing Yi...

Some quite famous figures have just been released in two scales from Qui Yang figures through their only distributor Neucraft models. Think a little “Band of Brothers” in 35th scale and some senior German leaders in 1/30th scale in our preview… 

Tuesday, May 17

18 wheels and counting? That’s a big 10-4 on Canfora’s new book on truck modelling…

A new book featuring the many aspects of Truck modelling has been released – called “The complete guide to Truck Modelling” and published by Canfora Press, there are several areas of crossover to other models that might be in your stash in this publication. To show you what is inside we have some info and preview images in today’s story…

Sunday, May 15

Video preview: MiniArt’s new T-54B Soviet Medium Tank in 35th scale gets into quite some detail...

MiniArt’s new T-54b in 35th scale is a BIG kit full of a lot of parts and they have released a helpful video showing all of what’s getting squeezed inside of this kit along with the feature set. It looks to be the most detailed T-54B yet released in injection plastic – but you be the judge by having a look in our preview…

Shizuoka show surprise – Takom are making tracks – literally….

So what to do if you are storing a life-sized real McCoy panther in your basement but someone has pulled it out of a hole in the wall without its tracks?  Get new ones or just buy a shed-load of Takom’s latest kit – the 1/1 scale individual link of single Panther tracks which are about to be released….

T-55A anyone? Panda release feature set on two new releases in 35th scale

Panda Hobbies have added themselves to the queue of model makers lining up to have a crack at the lucrative T-55 market. They have sent a feature set of notable points about this new kit that highlight the use of factory drawings. See what we know about the kit in our quick preview…

Saturday, May 14

BRRR! feelin the chill with Panzer Aces 51 - the winter white special...

We very much look forward to the English versions of Panzer Aces at TMN H.Q. Mainly ‘cos we can at last read them (sorry me no bi-lingual mucho) – Anyway this special features on the chilly climes and on how to make your AFV and diorama cold with snow, ice and jack frost. Let’s take a look at issue 51 in our preview…

Thursday, May 12

Preview: Panda Hobbies 35th scale T-15 BMP / Object 149 Armata AIFV tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle...

Panda Hobbies have added to their imminent Armata T-14 MBT with their new Armata series T-15 infantry support vehicle. Every bit as savage and good looking in 35th scale plastic, we have some info on the real thing and pictures of the kit put together for you to check out and compare. Let’s see what it looks like in the plastic…

Wednesday, May 11

MiniArt’s new "Nazi Swine" W/ a German tank crew at rest....


Miniart wants us to “pig- out” on their new plastic kits, Snout’s the time to have a look at their new set before it trotters off into the sunset…

Tuesday, May 10

And now we have plastic... Panda Hobby's 35th scale Sd Kfz 135-1 7.5 Marder 1 Lorraine is now built up...


We have already seen Panda Hobbies box-art & CAD’s of the Sdkfz 135-1 7.5 Marder 1 Lorraine German Tank Destroyer in 35th scale - Now we can add pictures of the built up prototype that is set come out in May in our preview...

Bronco battens (& Un-battens) the hatches – along with other features - on their new StuG IIIE

Well everyone has been at it (or plans one it seems) but now Bronco has the lead as they reveal their feature set of this new 35th scale WWII German Assault Gun Sturmgeschütz III Ausf E (SdKfz 142) tank. See what’s coming on their version our preview…

Monday, May 9

Gary's build of Zoukei-Mura's 48th scale Ho 229 Horten - Pt.I getting it all together...

Our good friend Thomas from Scale Plastic Aircraft Modeller forum has already shared his thoughts on Zoukie Mura’s new 48th scale Horten in an extensive review. However, now it is Gary Wickham’s turn to get building this kit so we can REALLY show you how it all goes together, and what it’s like to build. Let’s see how far into the build he is already with PtI. of his build…

Saturday, May 7

Italeri’s new items of June 2016: Big trucks, fast jets AEW, and peace in Roman times? See them in our preview

We have some pictures of the box-arts. Sprues, colours, and decals of all of Italeri’s new June kits – they are an interesting set of very different models, let’s see if they interest you at all in our preview…

Friday, May 6

Build review: FineMolds 1/72 F-14D Tomcat Part I

Gary Wickham has already reviewed the parts and built the FineMolds 1/72nd scale F-14D Tomcat kit, but just HOW did he get it looking so good? Well, we have the next part of his journey here today with part I of his build article of this kit. See how this kit was put together, detailed and finished in the first of four parts of the build.

Thursday, May 5

"Not much to Build” Review: WWII Soviet Fighter Pilot in 1/32nd scale from Qing Yi Miniatures.

We recently were surprised to see a new sculpt from Qing Yi, and more of his work via the Neucraft Models site. We thought we might like to build the 32nd scale Soviet V.V.S. WWII pilot for you but were given a surprise when we opened up the packet…

Wednesday, May 4

Preview: Hobbyboss’ new items - light tanks, choppers & light jets are the go in June

Hobbyboss have four new releases for June are split between aircraft and ground assets of war… a new attack helicopter from China mixes it with a WWI tankette “modernized” to 1928 spec, an A-1A condition AMX as well as some more Israeli armour for you all – four new interesting kits with art and sprue shots to show you in our preview…

Tuesday, May 3

In-Boxed: Takom's 35th scale T-54 B Russian Medium Tank

For his first build review for TMN Igor Sedykh thought he might keep his subject close to home – Namely Takom’s 35th scale T-54B Russian Medium Tank. He takes us through the features of this brand new kit from Takom before he gets into building the kit over the next few weeks. See what he thinks in Pt.I…

Sunday, May 1

Preview of Barracuda Studios Six New Releases: New wheels, cans, chutes, domes, & a Golden Arrow?

Roy Sutherland has just made a BIG move of premises to a new and better establishment. he has redoubled his effort to resume the production line of six new items in 4 scales to add to his Barracuda Studios line up. Additions to the Tu-22 blinder, the Tamiya Mosquito, a new nose for the MiG-21 and 24th scale wheels for the Bf-109 and Golden Arrow Land Speed Record Car. Let’s see what they have come up with in our preview…

Saturday, April 30

Masterbox’s three 35th scale sets for the apocolypse, the end of Germany and for saving man's best freind..

Masterbox has announced their three kits in 35th scale that are expected for may and June this year. From the hard times of the end of WWII to the even harder days of a bleak post-apocalyptic future to man's best friend taking a bullet for his master - Let's see more of these three kits in today's preview...