Thursday, January 19

Paul's Build Guide of Panda Hobby's 35th scale 9K330 "Tor" Air Defence System

So Paul goes into his build of the Panda Hobby 9K330 “Tor” Air Defence System after his In-box review of the kit. It is looking pretty good so far – bu the proof is in the building of a kit – so let's see how Paul went with his construction build guide of this massive Anti-Aircraft Missile System...

Wednesday, January 18

In box Review: Meng Models 35th scale Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Henschel Turret plus Meng's Zimmerit set to match.

In the arms race that is the control of the modern modelling bench, the King Tiger in 35th scale is one of the pinnacles of our hobby. Whoever gets this one right is at the top of the tree, so now we see MENG Models attempt at the throne with their brand new King Tiger in 35th. They have added a Zimmerit set that we will also take a look at in today's in-Box review.

Tuesday, January 17

Takom let a pair of Maus loose in der hause....

Takom has stunned us again with their new release of not only one - but two Maus super heavy tanks in 35th scale. It appears two of the original prototype shapes are now in production - This is what we know about both of the kits so far...

Monday, January 16

Build Guide Pt I: Takom's 35th scale King Tiger Henschel Turret w/Zimmerit - Cutaway with all internals exposed...

For such a big kit as Takom's new full interior King Tiger in 35th scale we brought out the big guns. Today it is Andy's turn to take on this extensive kit in an intricate cut-away model. We know the best way to eat an elephant is one piece at a time, so along those lines, we have Part I of the build guide in today's news...

Sunday, January 15

Hasegawa "March" on with their varied list for the third month of 2017...

We are already into the third month of releases on schedule from Hasegawa – we have a list of these aircraft, ships, egg planes, rally cars and even a digger in our preview for you to check out.....

Friday, January 13

Panzer Aces 53 Magazine German vehicles special preview...

German vehicles are the main focus of the new edition of Panzer Aces. Here at TMN H.Q. We love to see these English translated magazines in this series as the model making is just so good. Let’s take a look at issue 53 in our preview…

Thursday, January 12

Barracuda Studios four resin sets to match your new model releases

Roy Sutherland from Barracuda Studios has a quartet of model enhancements he has just released to add to some of the latest kits on the market, We thought we would show you what they are made of in today's new item preview...

Wednesday, January 11

Build Guide: Macson Tan's take on Takom's 35th scale G6 Rhino Self-Propelled Howitzer

Now we have looked at the kit in the box we thought we would show you just how good you can make it - Macson Tan shows us how he built his 1/35th scale G6 Rhino SANDF Self-Propelled Howitzer from Takom. Let's see just how he did it in the year's first build guide here on TMN...

Monday, January 9

Building the new 1/72nd single seat Eurofighter Typhoon from Revell Germany

François Laloux is a prolific builder of models here on TMN – even more so when the kit is as small as the new Revell Of Germany 72nd scale Eurofighter - He gives us a round up of the kits, as well as a walkthrough of his build in his latest build review. See how his turned out...

Saturday, January 7

Four new kits from Hobbyboss in February

In Hobbyboss' new items for February, we have a very old tank, a dreadnaught from the time before dreadnaughts, a modern US monster tank and a very popular Hawk. Check them out in our new Hobbyboss item preview...

Friday, January 6

In-Boxed: IBG Models 35th scale KTO Rosomak with OSS-M Turret

Always happy to have a look at something different in his modelling - Andy gives us his review of his new kit of the IBG Models 35th scale, the  KTO Rosomak with OSS-M Turret. This is an unusual vehicle & Andy gets to examining what is in the box before he gets to building it. Let's see what's in front of him...

Thursday, January 5

MiniArt Chills out with some new Germans in 35th scale...

MiniArt continues to crank the kits out of their HQ. We have a new figure kit with five Germans in the deep chill of "General Winter" to show you in 35th scale today in our preview...

Wednesday, January 4

In-boxed: Takom's 35th scale G6 Rhino Self-Propelled Howitzer

Takom has been on a roll since their inception, with a load of different vehicles of all types presented. They often provide a simple build with a lot of detail still present. Today we review their new 35th scale G6 Rhino SANDF Self-Propelled Howitzer. Let's see just how it looks before we tear into the plastic to build it.

Tuesday, January 3

D-Day studio give us VE Day, also the scene of a late war Luftwaffe aerodrome.

D-Day miniatures have two new sets of figures in 35th scale for the new year – one involving GI's and a bit of "De-Nazification," the other showing a pilot and his fair assistant in a quiet time on the aerodrome. Let's have a look at both of these sets and the figures individually in our preview...

Monday, January 2

REVEALations as Revell of Germany shows us what is coming up in 2017...

So we have a list of the new kits of 2017 from Revell of Germany that are slated for this new year we find ourselves in. There are some VERY interesting new tooled kits which we all love to see and some not so new kits we are wondering if some are from other model makers. At the first view, these impress us a whole lot more than last year’s announcements did.

Sunday, January 1

Preview: Abrams Squad #18 bringing us the best of modern warfare in 2017...

It's always a good time to look at what is new with the guys from the Abrams Squad – now they have issue 18 out - they tempt us all further with a flash sale – We have all the details of the new mag, and their sale in our preview...

Friday, December 30

New plastic for the new year - Miniart's new T-54-2 in 35th scale (full interior kit)

In the race to provide the breakthrough Medium tank to her armies, the Soviet union provided a few stages of development before launching the T-54 as we know it. MiniArt continues to go through the family, with this new, full interior kit in 35th scale of the T-54-2 variant. We take a look at the tank, the sprues, the CAD and markings in our preview...

Wednesday, December 28

Trumpeter’s Catalogue & new items of 2017-2018

 Trumpeter has released their latest list of new kits for next year fingers crossed - along with some you might already own there are some “New” items that are marked clearly in the catalogue. This should cause some discussion…

Tuesday, December 27

Check it out Peko Publishing's new book, along with an end of year sale in our preview....

Another title (the twelfth) in the War War Two on the Battlefield series is now about to be released. This book centres on the Su-76 Soviet Tank Destroyer & it's exploits in WWII - We have some great preview images and the info on what to expect in our preview...

Sunday, December 25

Building the new Revell 1/72nd Spitfire Mk.IIa - A journey in easyland for the holidays.

If you study Francios' work, you will notice that he likes to model smaller projects with a faster turn around time, this gives a lot of satisfaction and helps build all of the skills in your toolbox with lots of completed kits. What better than an easy build over the holiday period then a new tool Revell Spitfire Mk.II kit in 72nd scale? Let's see what he thought of the kit, & how it turned out in his build guide...

Friday, December 23

A new SS Sturmmann, France 1940 & paint sets to shade them from Andrea Miniatures

In the very interesting Eisernes Kreuz series of WWII German soldiers - Andrea Miniatures bring another dose of an iconic image of an early war soldier from ϟϟ-Standarte „Germania.“ He will be available in both 35th & 16th scales, painted & unpainted. We have the info and parts pictures as well as the inspiration for this figure in our preview...

Thursday, December 22

In-Boxed – Panda Hobby 9K330 "Tor" Air defence system in 35th scale

The state of the art TOR Air Defence System from Panda Hobby in 35th scale is up for review today – Paul gives us a look inside before he gets cutting and glueing plastic. See what he thinks so far...

Wednesday, December 21

It's a bird, It's a plane its's ..a new 1/72 Haunebu II ?

Squadron has released the first in a new set of models – this one promises to bring something new to those who like their subjects a little more "Luft 50" over "Luft 46." A new "Haunebu II" in 1/72nd scale is the subject of today's new kit preview...

Tuesday, December 20

Painting & Weathering the 35th scale Panda Hobby T-15 Armata/ Object 149

We have seen two parts of the build of this Panda Hobby T-15 Armata from Andy so far. He has reviewed what is in the box, and then a build guide of the contents now today gives way to Pt II – the painting and weathering of this massive vehicle. See how his processes are layered and how this machine turns out when finished...

Saturday, December 17

Italeri has already started to plan what you might want to model next year – even if you haven't yet...

...This new bunch of releases for January looks pretty interesting for a few different types of genres. Check them out, with their sprues and colours, in our preview...

Thursday, December 15

Build guide: Paul takes on Flyhawk's 1/700th scale HMS Hermes

Paul has built a few of the ship range from Flyhawk Model. His builds have shown the great detail of the kits, so we did not have to tempt him too hard to have a go at building their new HMNS Hermes kit in 1/700 scale. See how he put it together in his build guide.

Wednesday, December 14

Build Guide Review Pt I: Bruce's take on Kittyhawk's 48th scale Super Etendard.

Bruce had been keen to get to building Kittyhawk's new 48th scale Super Etendard since we first looked at it here on TMN. Now it is time to put glue to sprue. See how the kit performs under the knife in the build guide of this kit...