Thursday, February 28

New kits from bronco are surely something to report..

Well we are impressed – the penny has finally dropped and someone is making the DFS glider to go along with German Paratroops – about time someone realized the crossover potential! – ohh and if you like a Topolino and some British infantry correspondents then they are the two other exciting new kits just announced by bronco today…

Andrea Miniatures New items for March - Lucky we got the update just before lunch!

Andrea Miniatures has sent us pictures of three new figures this month – and we are sure the at least one of them is human! Check them out in our preview..

Tuesday, February 26

Review: Eclipse Model Designs 1/32 Spitfire Fireproof forward bulkhead (for Hasegawa & PCM)

What to do when there is a gap in the floor? Hasegawa and PCM Spitfire modellers know this problem well – their 1/32nd kits do not provide a firewall to stop you from seeing right into the front of the aircraft  - but Eclipse Model Design have come to the rescue with their new Fire-proof bulkhead for both of these kits – we investigate further for you…..

Review: Eduard BRASSIN Bronze MiG-21 Undercarriage Legs in 1/48th scale

It seems Eduard has raised the bar with their new bronze undercarriage for their excellent MIG-21 kit in 48th scale. Big things are said about this set, so we thought it best that our man Gary (who is making their bunny fighter MIG-21 as we speak) investigates them to see if they are as good as we want them to be….

Monday, February 25

Aaaand The Modelling News’ Oscar* goes too…“Paths of Hate” – a short animated film by Damian Nenow

An amazing short film we discovered “Paths of Hate” on the “interweb” (as my nana calls it) – well we thought that seeing it is Oscar Time – and that it is free advertising us putting it up here and that it is so cool we thought you all should see it. It isn’t modelling related but it does have a Spitfire and an Me 109 and their pilots duelling to their death (and past it literally) – we thought you would want to see it…

Sunday, February 24

Eclipse Model Design P-40M/N perforated intake plates reviewed

Want to update your P-40 M/N series fighter from Hasegawa in 32nd scale? Well it has no engine so there must be something can do to jazz up the nose? Well to add to the block treads,fishtail Exhaust Pipes,Curtiss Electric Wide-Chord Propeller and all the other bits Eclipse Model Design are making for this aircraft the finishing touch is here with perforated plates for your Alison ‘s cowling – we review it for you..

Something old something new from EagleCals in March

EagleCals have some great news for us this month – new He-111H and P-61 black Widow decals along with some reprints of some of their more popular decals from the past being reprinted, let’s have a look-see at them and the actual aircraft in our preview…

Saturday, February 23

Rinaldi Studio Press show us the TANKART of WWII German armour in our review..

There are a few “How To” books on the market now with the chief concern being the weathering and fine art of finishing of models – Micael Rinaldi has created the first in a series of eight books to better illustrate how you could achieve the results of the best modellers on the market. He is known to be a "bit of a fan for scale detail - so how does this – a new publication from his Rinaldi Studio Press -  called “TANKART” make its mark? Let us show you in this review….

Thursday, February 21

Kagero Red Series No:02 - Heinkel He-111P’s of KG 27 in 1/32 & 1/72 scale decal + booklet review

Kagero bring you an alternative to your glum old decals that came in your He-IIIP kit in this the latest of their “Red Series” of decals – we review them and test them on our “board of decal truth” ….

Tuesday, February 19

Review and construction - AddOn Parts Höckerhindernis Typ 38, Left Side Diorama Set

Just when you thought you had a “roadblock” in creating your West Wall diorama we give you a “concrete” review of the new Höckerhindernis set from AddOn Parts – Ohh and we build it and paint it as well...

Monday, February 18

We review the 1/48th scale Mirage F.1B from KittyHawk

When he isn't working hard making models for his excellent site (definitely worth a look guys) - Gary Wickham has some time to review for us too – today he examines in depth the new F.1B Mirage two seater from KittyHawk for us – see what he thought after the jump....

Sunday, February 17

Didnt see your Romeo for Valentine's day? they were busy making this month's releases

Romeo Models have released two very attractive figures this month – to further add to their cannon of excellent models they have a flashy looking Turcoman Cavalryman and a bedraggled Italian Alpine solder looking in desperate need for a break. We have some nice pictures for you in our preview…

Saturday, February 16

Add On Parts Spare Panther "Late" wheels reviewed

Got a busted rim? Need a new wheel for that old Panther you have on blocks in the garage – well AddOn Parts has just the thing for you – we review them and paint them up..

Friday, February 15

New wheels from Barracuda Studios in 32nd scale to make your Schwalbe fly off the workbench

Barracuda Studios are not happy – not happy that you have to use the Vinyl wheels on your otherwise excellent 1/32 scale kit of the ME-262 jet from Trumpeter – they are so discombobulated they have decided to do something about it. They have cast two different types of beautiful wheel sets for your kit and we have the details and links directly from the horses’ mouth… (so to speak - Sorry Roy)

At MiniArt’s command – Unleash plastic! three new kits and Images from the Toy Fair

Well they have been pretty quiet this year but MiniArt have not been sleeping – ohh no! We have their news from Nuremburg toy fair, and also three new releases for you to mull over…

Thursday, February 14

We review Luftwaffe's Baptism of Fire - and test the decals in a baptism of water!!

Kagero seem to be going through a phase of self-betterment. They have taken some older titles out of print and improved them and meanwhile it seems raise the bar for their new completely items – the new “MiniTopcolors” book on the first combatants of the wartime Luftwaffe is just evidence of this. We look at the book and test the new decals for you.

Tuesday, February 12

Kagero's Latest Panther "Topcolors" book reviewed and decals tested

Kagero  have  a high output every moth of new publications – this month’s titles are all looking like great subjects – and especially a book on Panthers – this one called  “Pz.Kpfw. V Panther In Attack & Defence” (with decals included in 3 scales for 16 tanks) - what could go wrong? Well let’s read the book and test the decals to see if something did…or didn’t…..

Monday, February 11

"I want some more" Miniaturas Fortes brings us the sinister Bill Sykes as this month's release...

It seems that Diego Fortes never leaves his modelling bench - in something fresh this month he brings us Miniaturas Fortes' latest figure - one that fans of the classic novel "Oliver Twist" will know very well - ladies and gents we give you - Bill Sikes...

Sunday, February 10

More news from Model Factory Hero & their "Ultimate" Tiger

More news about the ultimate Tiger from Model Factory Hero – this time we have colour schemes, the hull and running gear constructed and even a video of it all running over (not very) challenging obstacles. Impressive though I will grant you, and worth a look!

Friday, February 8

Fitting the Flanker - Eth's build of the 1/48th Eduard Su-27 Pt.II

Ethelian continues his build of the Su-27 at apace - This is a daunting kit with all of the excellent aftermartket details but Eth is making it look easy and showing us how he did it - In this part he completes the build of the  kit's construction and begins to weather and paint this complicated camo on the Flanker. It is sure looking goood......

Thursday, February 7

Coming soon from Life miniatures..

Never Surrender!
Keep an eye on the Life Miniatures page for more news as it surfaces...

Wednesday, February 6

We review the very large 1/35th scale Büssing-NAG L4500S 4x2 Cargo truck from AFV Club - ohh and we build it too - PTI.

AFV Club – known for a high level of precision in their builds and great accuracy – well we thought we would put that theory to the test when we review and then build their heavy softskin, the Büssing-NAG L4500S 4x2 Cargo truck in 1/35th scale

Tuesday, February 5

Live resin come out shootin' with their new big guns

Live Resin are making some amazing miniatures of especially modern soldiers and weapons – now they have taken the cake and made a true 1/16, 1/6, and 1/3 replica model of a real HK416!

Monday, February 4

Review - “German Army Grenadier 1944-45” from Landser Books

There are lots of books on the German soldier of WWII and what he wore and the equipment and weapons he carried – we think we have found a special one in this book though – “German Army Grenadier 1944-45” from Landser Books – read on in our review to find out why….

Sunday, February 3

Because a hungry wolf has to eat – The new book on supplying the Grey Wolves surfaces..

Anyone familiar with the books of Axel Urbanke will know the quality of the books from his Luftfahrtverlag-Start knows the quality of the research, the photographic content and of the books themselves. This new epic on the subs that fed the U-boat fleet is the subject of today’s preview.

Saturday, February 2

Meng makes the earth move to "pick-up" a trio of new releases from the Toy Fair..

MENG Models really are making modes aren’t they? Faster than most of us complete kits they are churning out more for your modelling queue. Now with the latest of their releases from the Toyfair at Nuremburg and some award winners we have some info for you..