Alpine Miniatures continues to bring out stuff most people really want to buy – this month we have an excellent U-boat commander in 1/16th scale as well as some spare heads to improve your otherwise lacklustre standard kit – last but not least the cheesiest smile in the SS – 12th Panzer commander Max Wünsche joins the club as well…
Friday, May 31
Thursday, May 30
Tuesday, May 28
Eagle Editions in the USA are a well-known authority on WWII aviation and especially of German aircraft so their publications are always much anticipated. Number ten of their “Wings of the Black Cross” has just arrived and I have high hopes – written by Mark Proulx and with some excellent images in the previews we saw we anticipated its arrival and now we can show you what it looks like in our review..
Monday, May 27
In today’s news Ethelian finishes his 1/48th kit of the Kittyhawk models Jaguar A to an excellent standard. We left this kit at the sealed up and ready to paint stage – let’s see how Eth got it over the final hurdle…
Sunday, May 26
Ampersand Publishing always put out publications that are detailed and full of great pics but also pretty good in value – we think that they have taken the cake with the detail, reference and price on their long awaited opus “SON OF SHERMAN VOLUME 1: The Sherman, Design and Development” If you like this tank then you really should take a look this preview..
Saturday, May 25
Thursday, May 23
The HK Kit of the B-17 in 1/32 scale is indeed a monster. You would think that seeing it isn't officially out yet and the overall size of the thing would prevent add-on aftermarket being made for it – but Ohh no! Eduard has thrown their hat in the ring early with their 1/32nd scale photo etch improvement set for the flaps – be prepared to be blown away!
Wednesday, May 22
Tuesday, May 21
Russian armour guys are in heaven – as in addition to the massive T-90 tank being taken on by MENG – now we have some pics of the T-80U MBT being produced by XactScale – a far east firm that look to have all the right ingredients and all the dots on the T-s and the “I’s” crossed and ticked! – We have some pictures of the built up prototype in today’s preview..
Monday, May 20
Dragon have been an active participant at the Shizuoka Hobby Show in 2013 – and we have some pictures of the latest of the Dragon kits on their stand this year..
Sunday, May 19
Saturday, May 18
MasterBox from the Ukraine has sent us the pics of their three latest kits just gone on sale and we thought you would want to see them ASAP as people have been really anticipating these – Multipose passengers, A desperate defence and some 1/32 Luftwaffe figures will prick up a lot of modellers attention!
Friday, May 17
Thursday, May 16
We got some very interesting little Pre-show pics of Tamiya's new items they will be showing off at this - the biggest model show in Asia this year - Enjoy!
Young Miniatures often provides us with very lovely figure busts that are well appreciated by the modelling public – but I think that this one here – of a member of the “Flying Tigers” AVG unit from WWII - that will prove a must buy for many modellers in May …
Wednesday, May 15
Monday, May 13
Saturday, May 11
MiniArt from the Ukraine has shown us some more pictures of their new AEC Armoured car - To be honest this was not on my building list until I saw these pictures of how the little AFV looks in plastic - very impressive! - the preview also includes some images of Mini Art's latest "in progress" items...
Friday, May 10
Thursday, May 9
Wednesday, May 8
World of tanks players have all just wet themselves – the T-90 Russian main battle tank is on the way in 1/35th scale from model makers MENG. The Russian T-90 is capable of doing lots of amazing things and looking pretty mean with it’s red “eyes” this has been on modellers lists for a long time – they have some help from noted people as well so this could be a very good thing…
Tuesday, May 7
Barracuda Studios – Proud purveyor of some fine resin, decals and books for the modeller – well they have hit a bit of a rich vein recently, with their ME 262 wheels and P-47 gear, their spitfire add-ons, they are certainly giving modellers what they want. Their latest sets are the new Diamond tread wheels and Open cowls for the Revell and ZM kits of the Heinkel He-219. They look well worth the adding on!
Monday, May 6
Review & construction: The creature from the Black Lagoon (and his lady friend) in 1/8th scale from Moebius Models
Moebius Models have brought out their second kit the Classic universal Movie monster The Creature from the Black Lagoon. This figure brings not only a lady friend but sits on a base to suit as well – we look at the kit and put it together to see if it is indeed a monster or maybe just a little nipper….
Saturday, May 4
Following in the footsteps of their amazing title on the artefacts of the SS we looked at earlier Andrea Press have a new book to tempt historians – uniform freaks and ohh – yes anyone interested in the Luftwaffe! We have some info for you along with some sample pages in our preview…
Friday, May 3
Having read the latest book from PEKO Publishing on the StuG III last month we really wanted to see more from this new publisher – so we grabbed their first book on the most produced and maybe a little mythical tank – called “T-34 on the Battlefield” you can guess what the book is all about – we read it and this is what we thought..