Popular with the soldiers who fought with and inside it – the Sturmgeschütz III was probably what the German army of WWII should have mass produced – we have reviewed the new book from Peko Publishing titled “Sturmgeschütz III on the Battlefield” which documents the variants and career of this sturdy vehicle.
Sunday, March 31
Saturday, March 30
Now THIS is large scale modelling folks! HK Models B-17G Flying Fortress test kit - our thoughts so far…
Well a week ago we had a very large (and we ain't lying) box arrive at our door here - it is one of the pre-production kits of the new HK Models version of the famous B-17 Flying fortress in 1/32 scale – well we have examined it, and instead of just leaving it at that and giving HK our feedback, we have been doing some construction to see how it all goes together - and this is what we think so far..
Friday, March 29
No the tortoise is not included with the Topolino - Bronco's March kits come from all round the world
Thursday, March 28
Wednesday, March 27
German figure lovers still have a reason to rejoice as there is a large scale 1/16th scale Waffen SS soldier here and some spare heads for your German soldiers as well. Let’s have a look…
Tuesday, March 26
Monday, March 25
Silver Wings has released their 1/32 Polikarpov I-153 Chaika and we have some pictures of the instructions, markings and box art as well as kit information to add to the earlier shots of the master in in pre-production – clickety-click on our preview to see more..
Massive amounts of conjecture surround the colours of German Vehicles used towards the end of the war. Some people are very sure they know the answer but the rest of us are still asking questions. What we need is a book full of profiles to help us better make an educated guess on what colours to use – ohh – there is? and AK Interactive have the paint set to match? Let’s have a look at them..
Sunday, March 24
It seems that this popular little Ack-ack gun has been modelled by many different companies over the last few years - going from the Tamiya white box versions to the later and more sophisticated AFV Club and Bronco models, this gun is not ready for a smart kit release – or should I say update from Dragon Models – we have the vital statistics to help you choose in our preview…
Saturday, March 23
When I think of a Viking summer I think of a movie from Sweden in the 70’s with funky music and…. Hang on - This is something different altogether! This book - "Viking Summer: 5.SS-Panzer-Division in Poland, 1944" is about the SS Viking Division and their desperate battle to stem the red army advance in Poland in 1944. Filled with pictures profiles and a whole lot of text let’s look at what comes in this book in our review.
Friday, March 22
Our Man Dave Rowe has been hard at work travelling the world – but he had one companion to keep him sane – Kagero’s new book about the Fokker D.VII – part of their new “Legends of Aviation in 3D” series – these books blend historical reference with modern profiles and 3D rendering – click on to see what Dave thought in his review….
Thursday, March 21
Get on your bike and ride! Catwoman & Batpod in 1/18th scale from Moebius Models review & construction
When was the last time you built something fun? Well as a bit of a refresher we thought we might look at a few kits that were well in most modeller’s interest groups but different subjects from the norm of swastikas and jets, props, and tracks. Today we start with a review of Moebius Models new Catwoman and Batpod kit in 1/18th scale. We even put it together - just for fun of course!
Tuesday, March 19
Mantis Miniatures have just released a new set of photos showing off what they have been doing over the last month or so – four new kits in 35th scale – to soldiers an animal set and a Schwimmwagen update are joined by a surprise set of three officers in 72nd scale – clickety click on our preview to learn more…
Monday, March 18
Kagero’s “Units” series continues with a great subject - the unit of Jagdgeschwader 54 – the “green Hearts” - this grouppe had many aces and served right throughout the second world war in several different types – so lot of choices for the three scales of decals which accompany them! Let’s look in our review
Saturday, March 16
Friday, March 15
Thursday, March 14
Wednesday, March 13
Tuesday, March 12
The Oliver Publishing Group – the guys who brought you books like “Panzers in the Bocage” and “To the Last Bullet” have now released details of their latest little gem – this book is centred on the “soft underbelly” of WWII and is called “Fortress: German Armour In The Defence Of Sicily” We have some info and preview pages for you…
Monday, March 11
Nuts and Bolts are known for their excellent and thorough approach to all of the subjects they feature in their titles - but is this claim as good as the recipe? Let's have a look in their latest title - number 29 featuring the interesting little tractor - the Raupenschlepper Ost – RSO
Saturday, March 9
Thursday, March 7
Is it March already? It surely is because we have a bunch of pictures and information from Kagero about their latest March releases...
Not only does the Bf 109 and the Fw190 get a run but also the ”Units” book this month captures the JG 51 ”Mölders” unit – all of these titles include decals in the three main aircraft scales - We also see new books on the Admiral Graf Spee and the battleship Bismark!!