Recently the modelling world was divided – Up until last year the best 1/32 scale Mustang had been solely in the realm of Tamiya – but Zoukei-Mura have stepped up to the challenge with maybe an even more detailed and complete kit with their P-51D offering. Since then there has been not much said or shown of this kit - but Valiant Wings now offer the complete guide book to making this plane just like a professional – and we look at this new book in our review today.
Monday, September 30
Sunday, September 29
D-day Miniature Studio - a new company focusing on releasing resin figures from WWII has a few releases under their belt now – but we think that these two are their best to date – Today in our preview we look at the alliance between Hungary and Germany in late WWII
Saturday, September 28
MiniArt on the slide? - Not according to this - a new take and an improvement in quality from the Ukraine.
It seems MiniArt are on the improve - from their beginnings of kits that “needed some work” to their latest kit they have announced as an example. OK this kit features their fave subject – Soviet Infantry – but the features of this kit rival anything that Dragon and Tamiya are producing now-days – and in some ways bests them both. Let’s look at the set in our preview to see why..
Friday, September 27
Revell has just too many sub-types to list in their excellent September releases - here are the best of the bunch..
Thursday, September 26
Wednesday, September 25
Mirror Models and LZ Models new items – some amazing detail on show that will impress you…we promise
Our good friend Libor is the creative and technical drive behind both LZ Models – with their mostly resin kit of rail and AFV’s and conversions and his latest spin-off “Mirror Models” which brings the same amazing quality to injection moulded kits – many of which we haven’t seen before. Check out their latest products on our news to see the quality of their latest products...
From any angle one of the coolest airplanes ever devised – by of all people those “conservative” Swedish hey!? Well the SAAB Viggen (or Thunderbolt) is the subject of a highly anticipated new model from Tarangus and I think that a lot of modellers out there will need some reference material (the regular Swedish mags I have are no good) – anyway let’s look at the new “Walkaround” book from Squadron/Signal Publications…
Tuesday, September 24
Got your black paint ready? We review the Superscale decal sheets for the P-61 Black Widow in 32nd scale.
Monday, September 23
Kagero has sent their latest in the “SMI Library” of books – these focus on one aircraft in one or several theatres with the added incentive of some tasty quality decals included. The Theatres of war in WWII include the Mediterranean, Asian and Pacific and the aircraft is the venerable P-47 thunderbolt. Let’s take a look at it….
Sunday, September 22
Softskin choices are soon running out It seems in 35th scale military vehicles – so we are making our way into civilian and Para-military vehicles. Today’s review is one of the latter – a German Nazi era Mercedes L1500S fireturck with LSA trailer from ICM Models
Saturday, September 21
Friday, September 20
Miniart had three new releases - tracked, four-legged, winged & topless kits that should interest some of you out there..
Thursday, September 19
We review Life Miniatures new 1/9th scale bust – ladies and gentlemen be upstanding for Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Sang Eon Lee’s company Life Miniatures is one of those small but perfectly formed model making companies that turns out quality bust after bust – their latest in 1/9th scale bust is another large personality of the Second World War and later the Korean conflict – So in time for the 60th anniversary of the Korean war we have for review - General Douglas MacArthur…
Wednesday, September 18
We go all "Tour of Duty" and review Verlinden's new figure - the 1/16th scale "Jungle Recon Vietnam"
Tuesday, September 17
Not content with the Giant Panzer 38t and the Tunguska Panda hobby keep clattering down the road with a new kit – the secret Soviet cold war super tank – the "Object 279" in 1/35th scale….
Monday, September 16
How many dioramas have you seen of somewhere in especially eastern/central Europe and the Russian front in WWII with a wrecked tram on the road? It has been an object that a lot of people have needed for a long time – sell Alex from Stalingrad serves you up THE most detailed resin 35th scale tram you could dream of – we have the preview for you…
Gary Wickham can do a pretty solid review, and today‘s offering of one of the latest additions from Eduard of their “BRASSIN” range of resin accessories to super detail your new 48th scale Spit does not disappoint – he has lots of historical pics to back it up as well in his review today...
Sunday, September 15
Our friends at Scale Plastic Aircraft Modeller have sent another review from Kevin - one of their good kit dissectors – Kev has had the chance to examine the Great Wall Hobby Mig-29 "Fulcrum C" boxing – thought it have been one of THE kits of the year – let’s see if the hype lives up to it in Kevin’s review…
Saturday, September 14
Thursday, September 12
There are lots of places to buy your scenery and dio supplies from – usually they are either on the other side of the world or expensive as whale vomit (look it up it’s dear than gold) anyway we have seen a new place and its got cheap, good quality scenic and modelling supplies – Armor Farm is the name – and we have some of their products to show you…
Wednesday, September 11
Captured and put to good use by the Germans and their allies in WWII – the Panzer 38t tanks and the chassis that bore them proved to be the equal of their homegrown brothers in service. Now Squadron has captured a bunch of the 38t variants in their latest “In Action" book on this hull and her incarnations. See what we think about it in our review..
Tuesday, September 10
Royal navy ships, German Junkers, Polish RAF Mustangs and Luftwaffe fighters are firmly in the sights of Kagero in September
Monday, September 9
Miniaturas Fortes has finished their latest 1/24th scale limited edition figure – this time Diego is taking it to the Russians Circa 1943 – “Ostfront” is built and painted by Diego for your consideration in our preview today…
Sunday, September 8
Preview: SCALE 75's new September Releases – I am green with envy of that little tin man this month.....
Scale 75 has three new products on sale this month – something for the military figure fans – something for people who need green paint for said military figures and something for people who just like a good figure in general…
Saturday, September 7
Friday, September 6
Thursday, September 5
The early Mustang gets it’s chance as Valiant Wings examines every part of its airframe- and in miniature as well..
It looks like there is more on the horizon from model makers HK Models, after their success with the B-17 in 32nd scale the biggest worst kept secret is out – new Dornier Do 335 Pfeil ("Arrow"), and Mosquitoes of various marques in large scale to add to the Gloster Meteor MK 4 & the B-17F and E. and the Memphis Belle kits….
Wednesday, September 4
We thought instead of just reviewing Verlinden’s new resin dio of a T-34 turret in use by the Germans being stormed by the soviets we would build it up to see if it is worth conquering at all or indeed if it is a good bit of booty …