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…
Thursday, February 28
Tuesday, February 26
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…..
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
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
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..
Saturday, February 23
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
Tuesday, February 19
Monday, February 18
When he isn't working hard making models for his excellent site scalespot.com (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
Saturday, February 16
Friday, February 15
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)
Thursday, February 14
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 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
Sunday, February 10
Friday, February 8
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......