Friday, February 15

Three popular types promised from Amusing Hobby in early '19


Amusing Hobby has three new interesting designs for the first half of 2019 - Some only previously available in resin and some not before available at all. See what's new from Amusing Hobby in early 2019.

Thursday, February 14

Takom Get their Willys out (in 1/635th scale)

Takom have just surprised us by releasing the CAD drawings of a new tool 1/35th scale Willys Jeep. Surely this will launch into a family of all sorts of Jeep variants, but see what we know about it so far in our preview...

Wednesday, February 13

Construction Review: 1/32nd scale VVS RKKA Pilots (1939-1942) from ICM

Aircraft in 1/32nd scale injection moulding are rare enough, but pilots and ground-crew kits in the same scale for aircraft are even rarer. It is good then to see ICM put their money where their mouth is and make a trio of figures to go along with their new 1/32nd scale aircraft of  2018/ 2019. See what they look like and what Gary Wickham thought about the kits after he made them up in his review...

Tuesday, February 12

At the printers, the soon to be released & updated "The Modern Viper Guide - 2nd Edition" from Reid air Publications...

The people from Reid Air Publications have surprised us with their announcement of an upgraded, second volume of their great book on the F-16 Fighting Falcon "The Modern Viper Guide", we have some info on what is new, also the news that the book is now available to pre-order. Read on Viper lovers...

Monday, February 11

In-Boxed: ModelCollect's 72nd scale USAF B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber with Mop GBU-57

We managed to get a look at the second incarnation of Modelcollect's USAF B-2 Spirit Bomber with the MOP GBU-57 bomb-load. What does the kit look like and what is new with this boxing? Let's take a look to see in our review...

Sunday, February 10

Read n' Reviewed: schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper (sWS) armoured and unarmoured variants

Paul Lee has been reading the latest Volume from Nuts & Bolts publications - #41 features the  popular German WWII vehicle Büssing’s schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper (sWS) armoured & unarmoured variants & looks to have them covered in models, research & the real thing. See what Paul thought about this new book in his review...

Saturday, February 9

Preview: Models of the "Bundeswehr" in this Abrams Squad Special Issue

Pla Editions has sent the news of a brand new Abrams Squad special edition - this one showing the prowess of modellers that have taken on the mighty machines of the Bundeswehr in model form -  We have some of the info and pictures of this new edition in our preview...

Friday, February 8

Marching on with new releases from Italeri...

We have five releases from Italeri this March of various types and scales from this Italian model maker for us to look at. We have boxart, colours and sprues in our preview for your degustation...

Thursday, February 7

Comparison Review: 48th scale Khibiny ECM Pods for Kitty Hawk & HobbyBoss Su-34 from Zactomodels

On his way to building the perfect Su-34 in 48th scale Andy has taken pause to compare and contrast the Zactomodels Khibiny ECM Pods with his Kitty Hawk kit. see what he thought about them as he shows us both in his review...

Wednesday, February 6

Preview: A brand new "Dioramag" approaches...the best of dioramas from Pla Editions

Pla Editions has added a new series to their stable called "Dioramag". A magazine that is focused entirely on Dioramas and the works of past and modern masters. We have the "dope" of what to expect in volume #2 of the series to see if it measures up to the excellent Volume #1 in our preview...

Tuesday, February 5

Dual Decal Review: Gustavs Over the Balkans (Bf109G-6) & Wulf Pack Vol.1 (Fw 190A)

A new company to hit the decal market has arrived - and why not start of by making some very nice decals of some of the most popular planes of WWII in 48th scale? Gary Wickham examines Exito Decals two launch releases: Gustavs Over the Balkans (Bf-109G-6) & Wulf Pack Vol.1 (Fw 190A) in his review...

Monday, February 4

Build Guide 1/72nd scale WWII Liberator GR Mk.V Bomber - Riders in the Sky 1944 [Limited Edition] From Eduard

Clayton just loves the Liberator (we always knew he had good taste) - so when Eduard released their special edition B-24 from Coastal Command Liberator GR Mk.V in 72nd scale who was he to pass up building it? See Clayton's journey as he builds and paints his lovely kit in his guide...

Sunday, February 3

Mantis Miniatures New Figures & Animals for January 2019

Mantis Miniatures has two new figures and a set of animals to kick off 2019. A set or two single Germans wrapped up for winter, and some hungry hungry Hippos swimming around, waiting to be placed in a diorama. See what they look like in our preview...

Saturday, February 2

Construction Review: KFS- Miniatures 1/35th scale U.S.Goliath Rider

Kamil from KFS Miniatures has started off a while ago on his own line of miniatures that are often replicating interesting scenes in Military history. We received a set recently we thought would serve as a good construction review. See what KFS' 35th scale "U.S. Goliath Rider" looks and fits like in our build...

Friday, February 1

Barracuda Studios 11th Anniversary Sale w/ up to 20% off!

We do not usually promote sales, but this is something special - more of a birthday celebration where we can all benefit. Barracuda Studios is having it's 11th anniversary, and this once a year sale from them is offering up to 20% Off RRP. We have some of the items on sale and a birthday word from Roy Sutherland...

Life Miniatures third new bust from their 'Fictional Universe' line "Queen"

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? A beautiful new bust from the talented hands of Sang Eon Lee and Life Miniatures is the subject of today's preview. Modellers - prepare to meet your new "Queen"...

Thursday, January 31

MiniArt & Introducing Mini Crafts embroidery new items from Spielwarenmesse 2019

The Nuremberg Toy Show  is in full swing for the exhibitors with lots of reports from the event are coming in - Today Charlie has sent us new pictures of MiniArt & their new bead embroidery sister company Mini Crafts new items from the coming year, lots of great things to see at the Spielwarenmesse 2019

Tuesday, January 29

Preview of Italeri’s Catalogue & New Items for 2019/20

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…

Monday, January 28

Happy (Chinese) New Year to Hobbyboss as we look at their February releases...

Hobbyboss have shown us the sprues for one of the two new kits of February 2019, we have the boxart, camo colours and a lot more information from Hobbyboss on these two popular vehicles for the Chinese New Year in our preview......

Saturday, January 26

Dry Fit Review: Kittyhawk's 48th scale MiG-25 RB/RBT Foxbat B

Kittyhawk's new 48th scale MiG-25 RB/RBT Foxbat B was recently released, and we thought who better to review it than the guy who has made the first release of the Foxbat by Kittyhawk Mr Gary Wickham? See as Gary compares and contrasts this with the earlier release in his excellent review...

Thursday, January 24

Preview: Trumpeter kits of March with boxart, colours & many sprues included

We have four very different vehicles in Trumpeter's new releases in March. We waited till we got the sprue shot - a little small for our taste but that's life and at least we have them packed with box art, colours and everything else in the box in our March preview...

Wednesday, January 23

We preview Hasegawa's Models for March

Hasegawa's latest items have already been announced for March this year. There are some interesting bits in here, some re-hashed but interesting all the same. See if you find anything you like in our preview...

Tuesday, January 22

Preview: Meng's new World War toon tank, the German Heavy Tank VK45.01 "Tiger P"

Meng Models and Studio Roqovan are teaming up again to create another vehicle in the "World War Toons" series - this time an ever so cute version of the prototype that never got to serve - the Tiger P VK45.01 is in our preview...

Monday, January 21

In-Boxed: 1/35th scale Yanmar YT5113A Tractor from Hasegawa

Something a little different but no less appealing today with Andy Moore's in-box review of Hasegawa's new Yanmar YT5113A Tractor in 35th scale. A model that in the right hands could be made into anything the modeller's imagination can think of - hopefully Andy takes this one on...

Saturday, January 19

Build Guide (& pimping out) Meng's World War Toons M5 Stuart Light Tank


We have made a few of the "World War Toon" kits from Meng recently - and every time we were thinking "How do we make these even better? The kit is great for a simple build, but there is room to pimp these little kits out as far as the imagination will stretch. See how this reporter took an otherwise pretty plain choice and detailed it up into a cool killer in our build review...

Friday, January 18

ICM Models Catalogue & new items of 2019-2020

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.

Thursday, January 17

Construction Review: Paul builds Gecko Models 1/35th scale Cruiser Tank A10 Mk. IA CS

See Paul Lee breathe a sigh of relief as he finally gets to take on a kit WITHOUT a full interior in Gecko Models new 35th scale Cruiser Tank A10 Mk. IA CS kit. We want to see more builds from this new company and what better way to start than "cruisin' "?  

Wednesday, January 16

New Magazine Preview: Panzer Aces #58 - Big German guns on little wheels (& tracks)...

Panzer Aces has launched its latest edition in English, Spanish & French languages - the subject this time seems to be German softskins with BIG guns - so we think it will be popular. We have some preview images and information of what is coming in our magazine preview...

Tuesday, January 15

Preview: Mike Good sculpts Ultracast's new 32nd scale Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot in Winter Coat (mid-late WWII)

Ultracast has another new figure for 32nd scale aircraft lovers. Mr Mike Good sculpts this, a Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot in Winter Coat (mid-late WWII) era and we give him a quick preview in the news today...

Monday, January 14

Construction Guide Pt.I: Kitty Hawk 1/48th scale Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback

Andy Moore has started off his 2019 projects with a build guide of Kittyhawk's 48th scale Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback. This aircraft has seen recent service over Syria so it is in the eye of the public and the mind of modellers worldwide. See how he makes his in part I of his construction guide.