Friday, January 31
Meng Models are at Nuremburg toy fair to “pick-up” new business with their new Ford F-350 kit in 24th scale
The 65th Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nürnberg sees many model making companies from all around the world – it is an important show so many model distributors are showcasing their best new product – as is MENG with their previous kits and an all new F-350 pickup in 24th scale!
Thursday, January 30
Cromätica Models takes us into alternate history with their new series of Torpedo fighters in 72nd ( and maybe 48th) scale..
...Coming to you from a time that never happened - Cromätica Models from Spain bring us the Ükhron War and rocket and jet fighters from three sides of the battle. It seems Kursk just spurred the Germans on…We have some details and future plans from the people at Cromätica in today’s news
Wednesday, January 29
If you are a follower of Chris Wilson (a.k.a Zactoman) on several forums and his website will know that this man is a very good model maker. He sells the very best in resin corrections and now he has joined forces with a new company called “Aviation Art” to make the very best “in the world” 1/48th scale Su-33 Sea Flanker. Let’s see what the story is so far on this kit…
Tuesday, January 28
Miniart’s news sets of “Special Edition” figures steadily impress me more and more as we get a chance to make them – we have reviewed two of these sets already this month – one set needed work and the other was really very good – what would this release – very similar in concept to their last kit of Soviet Naval troops be like? Only one way to see as we review and build them up to see how they really go together..
Monday, January 27
Saturday, January 25
The superlatives continue to amble from my mouth when it comes to describing Sang Eon Lee’s company “Life Miniatures” range of busts – this new pilot and pooch bust sculpted by Seung-Yeop Lee is not any different – here is the kit painted up in our preview in today’s news.
Friday, January 24
Shhh- hear that? It’s “Ze Germans” – and they are coming! Thanks largely to Stalingrad Miniatures who have carved this large set of ten German infantrymen doing what they do – with the pictures that inspired their creation - in today’s preview…
Thursday, January 23
MiniArt tries not to go off the rails with their two new kits – It looks like we need an extension..
In a lot of ways MiniArt are living up to their slogan of “Always Innovate” – with their new 72nd and 16th scale figures and dioramas, their vac-form based scenery kits and now new tooled vehicles which no one else wanted to do but changing the game and doing them very well – they sure are doing what they set out to achieve – now their second injection moulded tram is on time and on track to arrive early this year (ohh and those wanting extra track we have something for you..)
Wednesday, January 22
Turret-less killers are the focus of the new “Panzer Aces” magazine no #44 – That means all of the most popular of Germany’s monsters like the Jagdpanther, StuG, Ferdinand and the massive Jagdtiger get the fine modelling treatment in the latest of the boutique magazine style. We have some preview images and info for you..
Tuesday, January 21
So the best tool that Batman uses to help him fight crime? No not Robin – but the Batmobile. And arguably the meanest looking version of the Bat-mobile is the Tumbler. We look at Moebius Models new 1/25th kit and built and paint it up for you in today’s review.
Monday, January 20
Sunday, January 19
Kasl Hobby sure do!...And in a short while this little Harlan HTA-40 Tractor should be arriving in your hobby shops – we thought we would show you what is in the box in our preview..
Saturday, January 18
AFV Club's four brand new year kits built up so you can see what war was like from the British perspective...
Friday, January 17
“Hey - don’t you know the war finished last year?” More info on the overdue Demag halftrack and Pak 38 from Dragon
The new 1/35th scale Sd.Kfz.10 Ausf.A w/5cm Pak 38 combo will was slated for a November 2013 release – and … It’s not released yet.
We do have new information on this very popular combination of kits in Dragon’s new 2014 items…
Wednesday, January 15
Today we review the motley crew of .50 calibre BRASSIN gun sets from Eduard for your HK models B-17. We put them into the kit to see how they fit – and how they look once installed in this beast, and most of all ask the question - do you need them?
Tuesday, January 14
Monday, January 13
Sunday, January 12
Kittyhawk aren’t just going large sale – but small scale now with the first of their 1/72nd scale kits.. Three F-35 Lightings in 72nd.
MiniArt continue with their new range of “Special Edition” releases with this new set 35094 Soviet Naval Troops in 1/35th scale. We have seen the figures from this kit already in our preview and they look impressive – but let’s see for ourselves when we put them together how the fit and finished articles look like when we put ‘em together.
Saturday, January 11
Friday, January 10
Thursday, January 9
Wednesday, January 8
After their earlier releases Takom have gone for a large scale (1/16th) FT tank, a 1/35th scale Object 279 experimental Russian tank and so in keeping with their business plan they have stuck to what they know – a random kitting of the first world war 1/35th St Charmond tank…
….So in keeping with our own traditions we thought we would build it up to show you what this otherwise unknown kit is like in our review
Tuesday, January 7
Aurora from Japan sent some pictures of some lovely “What If” pictures last month of lady panzer crew – and this month the Axis push continues with more (scale) women in uniform..
Monday, January 6
MiniArt are vamping up their figure range – new figures include extra weapons and equipment with more detailed instructions and painting guides – it all spells for a better experience for modellers – but is it merely window-dressing? Let’s have a look when we build MiniArt’s 1/35th scale 35109 Soviet Soldiers at Rest kit.