Thursday, October 31

Masterbox have some very nice detail added to thier fine scale new WWI Tanks

More details on the finer details of Masterbox's new WWI tanks.

Wednesday, October 30

To the last bullet – seems this time they really mean it!









Oliver Publishing Group has released some preview images of their forthcoming book – the last in the “To the last Bullet” Germany's war on three fronts"f titles looking at the last desperate days of the Italian front in WWII. Let’s have a look at what the end looks like…










Review: True Details Luftwaffe Parachutes in 32nd scale

Look at what’s just dropped in! Three new resin parachutes from True Details to hang on your 1/32nd Luftwaffe diorama – let’s see if they are life savers or of they have fallen thru the net in our review.

Tuesday, October 29

October - Is it time to "Add On" some more diorama parts to your shopping list?

Add On Parts has some great little diorama bases, walls and scenery for you to fill your scenes with this month. We bet you need at least one of these!


Monday, October 28

Only Tuesday and you feel like you are up against a brick wall – Try being a MiniArt kit for a day!

Another of their excellent and easy to construct series of Diorama bases in our preview today of MiniArt’s new 1:35 Diorama with Brick Wall

Luftwaffe Gallery 4 – Erik Mombeeck’s latest Luftwaffe picture book reviewed..

Erik Mombeeck has just released his latest Luftwaffe pictorial book with many not before seen pictures and items of interest – One for Luftwaffe fans as well as aviation and history guys - This one is called Luftwaffe Gallery #4 – or Lu/Ga 4 let’s have a good old look at it in our review

Saturday, October 26

Jägermeister to fuel your VW? Spray Paint for your Concordski? What about Red Bull with your Dingo? Revell have all the answers this month...

 
Revell of Germany has a bunch of new kits this month – we picked the best quality release of the bunch and thought we could show you them in today's November items from Revell preview.

Friday, October 25

Review: We take on Takom's 16th scale Renault FT

Recently the military armour world of modelling has been delighted by two kits amongst the many releases – firstly the fun to build and accurate 1/16th scale Panzer 38t from Panda and the Meng 1/35th scale French Ft 17(sic) tank. Both were well received and popular choices. What if you could put the two together and make a large scale French Ft tank? Well Takom looks to have the answer with their 1/16th scale Renault FT Char Canon with Girod Turret. Let’s have a look at the kit….

Thursday, October 24

Meng blast out of cover with their new built up 32nd scale “Komet”

MENG has revealed their latest little wonder – the equally wondrous for it’s time Me 13b Komet rocket powered interceptor. Ready to fight back against the new B-17 in 32nd scale we thought we would show you their built up kit..

Tuesday, October 22

Reedees reckons it's time for a break....

Long hours in the saddle have this guy a little stiff – well you can understand it – he is made out of resin. In today's preview of Reedees’ new 1/9th figure – the “Heer Bike Rider”

Monday, October 21

Barracuda Studios latest magnificent seven..ty-two scale wheel sets

In WWII fighters of the same nation or family often shared many components – for example the Typhoon and Tempest - the Fairey Firefly I and Barracuda along with the Corsair and Hellcat used the same types of tyre and wheel.  Barracuda Studios has seen a nice gap in the market for some super detailed and most importantly accurate tyres and hubs for your fave of these above mentioned fighters – these seven new sets are due to be very popular indeed.

Sunday, October 20

Verlinden get's our motor running... ohh after we make a coffee.. We review the 1/32nd scale “Luftwaffe Repair Section.”

Recently there has been a few releases of 1/32nd diorama material and pilots with their crews for your favourite aircraft. Verlinden have been regular champs in this respect – releasing several sets which are of quality and in parts quantity too. Not just a pilot in this case but two crewman and a disassembled engine and several bits and pieces to make a workshop scene. We put them together today…

Saturday, October 19

Having a doozie with your Doobi? Don’t know your D9’s from your be-hind? This may just be the book for you..

Today we read the new Desert Eagle book on the D9 Armoured bulldozer of the IDF – there has been precious little reference on this until now and builders of the MENG kit have had to scour everywhere the can to get reference on this special vehicle. It seems with this book your prayers are answered – let’s see…

Friday, October 18

We review the Latest Allied - Axis - no: 29

The latest pictorial reference book “Allied-Axis” is evenly set out between the US and their German enemies this issue – with three vehicles from each side why not we adjudicate to see who wins this fight between the two?

Thursday, October 17

MENG pick up W/ ZU-23-2 - now on Video!


MENG share a new Video For VS-004 1/35 Pickup W/ZU-23-2 Model Kit – over half an hour of free tutelage – Ohh what a feeling!

Need better blades for your Dark Lady? We review AMS’ 1/32 Resin upgrade spinners & props for the P-61 Black Widow

There are a few areas of concern for the large scale Black Widow from Hobbyboss – the most apparent are the spinners and props which both need correction. We have been following AMS’ research on these and now we can compare their offerings to the Hobbyboss kit and the original in our review.

Tuesday, October 15

Verlinden’s new Red devil with a dead eye – we review the 2775 1/16th scale “British Red Devil Sniper”

“Red devils” as they were called by the Germans who opposed them and then as a nickname they assumed – the elite British Paratrooper corps was one of the best fighting units to see action in the second world war. Verlinden has made a new figure from resin replicating one of their deadliest – a sniper in 1/16th scale. Is he off target or on the mark? Let’s have a look in our review…

Monday, October 14

Review & construction: 1/32nd scale MasterBox “RAF Pilots, WWII Era”

There is STILL a dearth of choices in the 1/32nd scale aircraft scene of figures and accessories and vehicles to go along with your cherished aircraft – all too often they sit forlorn without a touch of life on the scene that a figure can add. If you are loaded you can buy any number of the most excellent resin figures on the market – but why has no model company really embraced figures of this scale on a larger number - Sales?  Difficulty? Or is the market too small? Well MasterBox have taken up the challenge – this is their third kit in 32nd scale - “RAF Pilots, WWII Era.” We build them up for you in our review…

Sunday, October 13

Two new sets of Germans pointing telling people to do stuff & Americans on the fone lost in Europe.. So many unfair stereotypes in this world.

MiniArt never stop – they just keep on releasing good figure sets that generally are appealing to modellers – and these will prove to be no different. I mean – who doesn’t need more Panzer men and American officers to tell all of those GI’s what to do in their dioramas?

Saturday, October 12

MENG unleash a Leopard on unsuspecting modellers…

Meng has just released shots of their new kit – the 1:35 scale TS-007 Leopard 1 A3/A4 Main Battle tank. Due to impress a lot of fans of the vehicle we bring you some pics of the new kit..

Friday, October 11

Jeff Shiu's new parra figures have invaded Crete in two's...

Jeff Shiu has continued his very good looking (not to mention well selling) line of elite German soldiers in service this century. This time he continues the WWII theme with Fallschirmjägers in their heroic struggle in the invasion of Crete. We have the inspiration and the pictures of it put together and in pieces in our preview…

Thursday, October 10

Fancy a longer Schwimm? Then try out this new AFV Club VW - We review & build their Type 128

AFV Club of Taiwan has produced a new “Schwimmwagen” in injection moulded plastic – but not the one you might think. This is the earlier and longer type 128 that has it’s fair share of fans out there. Let’s build and paint it up to see how it all goes together….

Wednesday, October 9

We review: MiniArt's 1/35th scale Hungarian Tank Crew..


We have not seen much in the way of Hungarian combatants during WWII – I mean compared with the other Axis powers' representation in model kits you would think they weren’t there. Hungarians however served a large part in the conflict and so MiniArt have produced these new tankers to match the new kits from Bronco made specifically it seems for them – or the other way around – not too sure – but let’s have a look at them and build them up for you to see their true worth.

Tuesday, October 8

Dinner - fixing engines or sniping on a large scale – Verlinden leaves it up to you to decide from their three releases what you want to do this month…

Verlinden have stuck to what they know best this month – three solid releases – two accessories and figure sets on 35th scale and a large well sculpted figure in 1/16th resin. Let’s look at them in brief before their release this month..

Sunday, October 6

Kittyhawk makes the T2/T4 Jaguar for those who like room for two

Like a two seater Jag? The four wheeled version not available? Well Kittyhawk is making the two seat trainer Jaguar in 48th to add to their stable of single seaters - no more info than this yet but as soon as we get it you will see it..

"My Naked Ass" in three different decal scales AND in print? - It could only be the review of Kagero's SMI LIBRARY 06 B-25J "Mitchell" in Combat over Europe (MTO) & decal combo

Kagero Publications has a nifty little series in their stock called the “SMI Library” This series covers one aircraft in detail with several profiles and colour pictures and most importantly decals for three scales for the aircraft featured in the book. We have looked at a few in this series but this book is a little different – Is the change good or bad? Read our review to find out..

Saturday, October 5

Hasegawa releases – 2013

There has been so much on recently we almost forgot to keep you up to date with Hasegawa’s new kits – well December from them looks like a great Christmas!

Friday, October 4

Hunting a different kind of prey- we review AFV Club’s “Hunting – German tank crew” in 35th scale

AFV club is well known producer of some pretty nice kits – but what about figures? Well we picked up their latest – a crew of Panzer men and their dogs “Haring” about – what are they like? Well we build them up to have a look in our review

Thursday, October 3

Alpine Miniatures and Panzermeyer – surely a good combination? Along with their other 6 October releases - The answer is yes!

Just when you thought it was all quiet on the western front Alpine Miniatures comes up with two excellent new figures and they stick their heads over the parapet with several extra faces for your diorama…

Wednesday, October 2

Review: Revell 1/48 Dassault Rafale M & Bomb Rack

If there is a modern jet that is good looking with some of it's own unique charm well the french designed and built Rafale is the one we would choose - sleek lines and a pretty capable machine has proved itself recently in conflicts around the globe - and now the Revell kit in 48th scale is up for evaluation by our man Gary (who has built the earlier kit in the series so is no stranger to the kit) in today's review.

Tuesday, October 1

Lookout guys a cougar! - ohh no she isn't someone's mum out on a Saturday night..

Hey cats! a quick teaser from KittyHawk Models - a new TF-9J Cougar in 48th scale is on the way - just at prototype stages now - and several parts are being re-jigged - but as  soon as there is more well let you know...