Alpine Miniatures has an overdue birthday present for us all this month – not only their set of two figures of SS tank men from WWII but this sculpt of the “Desert Fox” - Erwin Rommel himself in 1/16th scale – he looks a lot like the real man himself and maybe just worth the wait..
Monday, March 31
Sunday, March 30
Saturday, March 29
Friday, March 28
Master Details are far from Gone! They have been very quiet recently but they are keeping their heads down and churning out some “super” new products for the P-38 lightning and the P-47D Thunderbolt in 32nd scale. Let’s have a look at the three new releases the masters of detail…( in the USA)
Wednesday, March 26
Tuesday, March 25
Yet more brand new Spitfire, Tempest and Hellcat resin from Barracuda Studios has just been released...
Not satisfied with the recent Spitfire and Tempest updates Barracuda Studios has announced a few more new parts for your Spitfire you haven’t finished ‘cos you were wanting to scratch build the new part – well wait no longer! Those in need of a spitfire intake or full cockpit for the Mk. XIX or some Hellcat wheels in 32nd – what about some Tempest wheels in 48th? Well look no further!
Spitfire succession solution – Tony reviews Barracuda Studios new resin Spitfire XIX parts (+ a fair few other marques) in three scales.
Our resident spitfire fan (there is a long line of them) Tony Prince reviews Barracuda Studios latest set of resin (and clear plastic) improvements for three scales of spitfire. Wheels, exhausts, props and canopies get a look in in this review. Tony has provided some pictures from his archives showing the real thing to help us better see the quality of these sets..
Monday, March 24
We review two of Stalingrad's new Soviet attackers (& we preview the other eight as well) from their new "Berlin 1945" set of figures
We thought we would see what a sample of the ten (yes 10) figures set depicting the soviet take over of Berlin in 1945 from Stalingrad Miniatures was like - we have previewed the set before but now two of the figures from the set get the full build review today...
Sunday, March 23
The Eduard Mig-21 “Fishbed” has seen many incarnations in 48th scale – and just like the real thing these aircraft are not all the same as each other. Gary shows us how many of the parts of this - the "ambush" version of the Fishbed - the “PFM” Mig-21, differs from the others already released by Eduard in today’s review…
Saturday, March 22
Rarely seen Italians on an English holiday, a French Heavyweight that can keep up with the new boys, a German screamer wreaks havoc and “we are going baaack to Masssachuusetttssss.”
Friday, March 21
Review: Alpine Miniatures new figures leave no holes BAR-red in the search for quality with their two new allied figures
Allied figures from WWII – winter clad and bearing heavy weapons like the BAR light machine gun, one of the figures chewing a cigar – well it has all the makings of a popular set of figures in 1/35th scale. Let’s see what we think of Alpine Miniature’s latest two figures and the set they make.
Thursday, March 20
…Or it WAS real – the famous ( and feared angelic wings of the Polish Winged Hussar on top of his resplendent mount is the subject of this month of March’s latest sculpt by Pegaso…
Wednesday, March 19
Verlinden's 3 new items for March 2014 - a large scale AA gun, A demolished dio piece and some yanks on a surge
MiniArt get creative with their latest kit – combining the trusty ZIS-3 and figures with an all-new base to create a one stop shop new diorama- let’s have a look..
Tuesday, March 18
Andrew Cairns from AC Models has released some interesting sets of US Marines depicted in medevac duties on the battlefield of Peleliu in 1944 in the Pacific. A complex but very dynamic set of figures in 75mm these look good – do they need urgent aid or some major surgery - or will the patient turn out healthy after all? Le's see in our review.
Monday, March 17
MENG have four new products coming out in the month of April – we have a little info and some box art of each of the kits that will soon be in the hands expectant modellers
"'Symoun com to the feld,
And put up his banere;
The king schewed forth his scheld,
His dragon full austere.'
…. We put together MJ’s latest exquisite bust of a Draco bearer from the battle of Hastings 1066 to show you if he is up to standard…
Sunday, March 16
Saturday, March 15
Friday, March 14
To complement their long list of German halftracks Dragon bring us their newest addition to their kit – the up armoured and up gunned 3.7cm FlaK 43 auf Sd.Kfz.7/2 kit which will fill in a lot of people’s collections – and now you can shelve that Trumpeter kit you have been avoiding making….
Thursday, March 13
An identity crisis at Hasegawa as they try out models that think they are something else with their new kits of May
We have some confused modelling genres for you in today’s preview - ships that are aircraft , planes that shoot torpedoes and a helicopter that thinks it is an aeroplane in amongst some great new items for May from Hasegawa – some great new kits and limited edition stuff.
Wednesday, March 12
Tuesday, March 11
Review: Valiant Wings “Building the Heinkel He-219 UHU – A Detailed Guide to building the Zoukei-Mura 1/32nd kit”
Zoukei Mura’s new kit of the Heinkel He-219 UHU in 1/32 scale has had some great press. We have seen some very talented modellers end products but not so many build guides to help the regular “modeller on the street” achieve greatness with theirs. Valiant Wings now step up to the plate – with the help of their master modeller Daniel Zamarbide they have brought out a book showing you just how to achieve a great result like we will show you in our review.