Tuesday, December 31
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Saturday, December 28
If possible on The Modelling News we like to build kits to actually show you how the model goes together. We think it’s the best type of review we could do for you. With this in mind Gary Wickham has taken on the new Kittyhawk MiG-25 in 48th scale – not with calipers and plans but with cutters and glue in his hands – Now Gary has finished this build and so you don't have to go ferreting around to find the parts of the build we put them together into one article - with the Gallery on a separate page..
Friday, December 27
The Vickers Armstrong Universal carrier or as I would know it “Bren Gun Carrier” was used by all the allied factions in WWII in one variant or another – in fact it became the most produced armoured fighting vehicle in history! About time we had another kitting of it then! - Well Riich Model has stepped up to the plate with their second offering of this iconic little British tankette.
I mean that’s the best headline alliteration I could come up with in a short time – and it is far from the point really that Mr Doyle has penned and provided the pictures for tow of Squadron’s late 2013 titles on two very popular subjects from Squadron/Signal, Productions..
Thursday, December 26
Our man Nic comes blasting out of the box with his build of the new MENG Me-163 Komet rocket interceptor. He wants to add some detail but keep the kit fairly stock so you can see what the kit is really like - is it time to upgrade from your old Hasegawa kit? Part one of this build may help you decide...
Wednesday, December 25
....As a present Gary gifts us a early gallery of his completed 1/48th scale Mig- 25 from Kittyhawk - Happy Christmas Comrades!
Tuesday, December 24
“Get out of the way comrade!!” –“no! I'm baptising this radiator!” – “Well I'm pumped!” – “And I'm turning mad”, and I'm just bludging holding some tools in a pose – plus many other stories from a roadside in WWII by some Red Army Drivers from MiniArt
Monday, December 23
Kagero have their finger tightly on the pulse with their January releases - we think that the modellers out there will put these to good use - painted ladies on Pacific Lightnings to match the Eduard kit, A new B-17 book and decals to go with your HK Fortress, some captured German vehicles in Allied hands and two of the more popular warships from Japan and the RN. These look like they will find homes easily!
Sunday, December 22
Review: Peko Publishing Sturmgeschütz III on the battlefield (Pt.2)- World War Two Photobook Series - Vol.IV
PEKO Publishing is a new but already very popular publishing house with modellers – we had the good fortune to be able to have a look at all of their titles so far and they have set a high standard for themselves to follow – this – the second in their series on the Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III looks on the surface like it’s brothers in the series - let’s have a look and see shall we…
Saturday, December 21
The Nuts & Bolts series has sent their latest book to read – it is concerned with the Panzer II based heavy gunned Marder II tank hunter. Packed with period pictures, drawings, and even models of this T/D we are impressed by the prose of the book – but would it be a good read as well as just stats? Let’s have a look at it and see.
Friday, December 20
MiniArt’s new kits of the AEC Armoured cars really do raise the bar with what we have come to expect in a softskin model. Not only in the standards of manufacturer and fine detail but it has raised the expectations people have from MiniArt themselves. The kit is quite a challenge due to it’s complexity …with this in mind Clayton Ockerby has taken up the challenge to build and paint his own version of this famous little armoured car
Thursday, December 19
Wednesday, December 18
Eduard’s spitfire in 48th scale has quite a few fans out there amongst modellers – and rightly so, but with the Brassin accessories that Eduard make can it be even better? Today Jono Willis builds the Eduard kit with all of the Brassin extras he can throw at it in an unusual but eye-catching scheme…
Tuesday, December 17
They don’t just get white by themselves do they? During the winter in the years of WWII the soldiers on the frontline often whitewashed their vehicles to help conceal them from the enemy – well Evolution Miniatures has made a new set of three soldiers in 35th scale that represent just this, let’s have a look at them in our preview…
..based on the Soviet-built T-54/T-55 tanks captured from Arab armies during the Arab-Israeli wars. The IDF’s Achzarit APC is their latest kit in the works. Researched in conjunction with the people from Desert Eagle this looks like it will be an accurate and well-designed kit.
Monday, December 16
The unit that bore the honour title “Schlageter” – JG 26 - had some very famous names amongst it’s roll call of pilots– Adolf Galland, Josef Priller and Johannes Steinhoff amongst them – but how about adding some history, decals and 41 period pictures in the space of 28 pages in one book? Let’s see if the mix works or not…
Sunday, December 15
Saturday, December 14
In what looks like one of MiniArt’s most complete and detailed diorama setting yet they take us to the Middle east with this set. I wonder who is through the keyhole….
Friday, December 13
MENG has sent pictures of their latest heavy land battle ship on tracks - the massive French Char 2c. IT has been finished by MENG’s modellers and we thought it only proper to show you what’s coming your way (Geez it’s big!)
Thursday, December 12
Life Miniatures 1/10th scale bust - "MG42 Tripod Carrier, Totenkopf Division, Kharkov 1943" in review and construction
Wednesday, December 11
Valiant Wings Publishing’s Airframe & Miniature No.6: The North American P-51 Early Mustang - In review
Monday, December 9
Oliver Publishing Group has released some great books – is this new title – “To the last Bullet” Germany's war on three fronts Part II - Italy" amongst their best? Well we read it today and thought it only nice to share our thoughts in today’s review
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Tuesday, December 3
Revell has some cool kits in lots of genres for Xmas - now will someone send this to your loved ones (hint hint)
The good ship Revell of Germany ploughs into the Christmas season with some serious and some fun modelling project to tempt you this Christmas – of course to modellers they are all serious but for the people buying them for you they might just look like fun….Hopefully they can be both! Check them out in our preview of their December items…