Monday, June 30

Frau Müller and a chocolate bar, voyeuristic soldiers and some precision bicycles are all on MasterBox’s mind this month…

What do the meeting of paratroopers and semi clad ladies – along with Mrs Müller a snickers bar and the town bike have in common? They are all new releases from MasterBox this month – that’s what!

Sunday, June 29

The last of the Lightning’s are ready to strike a hobby shop very soon…

…And to get yourselves ready for the storm of glue and paint about to be unleashed we have some new shots of the last in this series  – the ship-bourne F-35C Lightning that is about to strike.

The 48th scale Cougar from Kittyhawk is ready to pounce - we have built up trainer pictures in today's news.

Watch out she’s about to strike! Kittyhawk Models are just about to release their latest twin set of kits depicting the F9F-8 Cougar and TF-9J-  we have some updated pictures of the Trainer cougar as well as all the others in today's update...

Saturday, June 28

New ammo for Old and older vehicles, modern AFV's props and Jets and even a canvas print!

Mig’s New AMMO brand has plenty of new paints consumables and even a canvas print to detail you model room with – WWI and II shades and modern colours it all looks pretty covered with the AMMO of June..

Andrea Miniature's latest pirate male both in 32nd scale

Andrea miniatures have two males in 32nd scale for us this month of July. One is a swashbuckling pirate and one actually isn’t even a male at all! Understand that if you can – or if not check out our preview of their two latest kits.

Friday, June 27

Canfora's "The world of Dioramas" is upon us - A new publication saluting the work of Per Olav Lund..

Canfora Press has several great modelling titles under their belt – with more to come this year we are treated to a visual fest today with a preview of a new title feature the immersing work of Per Olav Lund. Welcome to the world of Dioramas…

Thursday, June 26

Review - we take a look at Nuts and Bolts #32 - Medium cross-country lorries of the Reichswehr & Wehrmacht

Nuts and Bolts series has a new subject in its headlights – the several types of medium cross-country trucks of 3 ton capacity and 6x4 wheel drive. They look at the vehicles of the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht

Wednesday, June 25

“Sheiiiiii- MiG-28’s! No one has been this close before!!”

Hold on to your buts! AFV club is going to release the 1/48th scale MiG-28!

That figures! Verlinden’s three new items for June 2014

Verlinden’s three new kits for June are orientated on the figure market – we have two large scale figures in 1/16th of a German SS Officer and an RAF pilot which should be popular as well as two “irregular” warriors for hire in 35th scale. Let’s have a look.

Tuesday, June 24

What’s worse? A cannibal warrior or an axe wielding barbarian? Actually thanks to Pegaso which one is better…

Pegaso has gone back way into the past with their two latest sculpts for June. Two scary as hell but pretty inspiring figures – muscle bound and buff make me think it’s time to get out and do some exercise – “Bronze age style”

Review : Eduard's "Fishbed" MiG-21R in 48th scale

Our own MiG-21 expert here at TMN Gary Wickham has seen and reviewed most of Eduard's 48th scale MiGs here on this site - he has even made a chart to show you how each kit is different to the others in the series. He takes a good in-depth look at Eduard's 1/48th scale MiG-21R in this his latest review..

Monday, June 23

Review: 120 millimeters of Fräulein Feldgrau – and all of the other puns you can think of..

Kamil from KFS Miniatures is a really talented modeller – in between magazine and book build he makes his own figures as well – last year he made a great modern warfare soldier in 120mm – this year he presents us with a lovely Fräulein in Feldgrau to keep us at our modelling desks for longer…

Sunday, June 22

Review: EagleCals new Ju-88 A-4 decals - six aircraft and lots of choices available in three scales...

Eagle Editions have released two decal sheets that will please Luftwaffe fans – especially the bomber guys as there is a new set of decals for the Ju-88A-4 to suit the revell kit in all three major scales – today we look at both of these new sets for the A-4 in detail and the original aircraft in our  decal review…

Saturday, June 21

Panzer Aces 45 review - for fans of Soviet machines of WWII this might be up your улица..

Having not really been able to acquire many issues of Panzer Aces (even when in Europe) it was our pleasure to be able to read and review this – their latest special edition of sorts – some good builds and talented modellers are promised – but does the mag live up to the hype? Let’s have a look.

Friday, June 20

A dusty African adventure with a little NATO flavour – AK Interactive's new products of June…

AK Interactive has more new products to keep your NATO and Afrika Korps Vehicles and men suitably attired this June. Available now we thought we would show them in a preview so you can see what’s new…

Thursday, June 19

Somethings old, something new, something re-released & something from the blue - Revell's new July releases

Revell of Germany has several new (and one ancient) new release in their June/July items. The old tool Mosquito, and a new Lambo Diablo, in time for the D-Day celebrations landing craft and jeep plus a new and very colourful Apache. Let’s have a look at the completed models which will show you more about these kits.

Wednesday, June 18

Pre order at a discount - Valiant Wings never stop with another new book - this time on the big nosed butcher bird

Hot on the heels of us just reviewing their last title, Valiant wings announce the new little brother in the series, sure to be popular it focuses on the Wurger – the butcher-bird – the Fw-190A radial engined aircraft in the series – let’s have a look at them in our preview…

Review: Valiant Wings new “Westland Whirlwind-A Detailed Guide To The RAF’s Twin-engine Fighter”

Today we review Valiant Wings new title – “Westland Whirlwind-A Detailed Guide to the RAF’s Twin-engine Fighter” their new book in the Airframe Album series. This time again covering a not so well known fighter with a bit of a cult audience – we had to see what these people liked about this kite and these books are a great place to start let’s have a look..

Monday, June 16

We take a snapshot of Andrea Press' new “How to Photograph Scale Models” in our review…

One of the last mysteries in Modelling – no – not being able to paint figures, it’s the other one – Being able to take good pictures of your finished scale model! Well Andrea Press have a nifty little guide recently released to help you try and take better pictures. Let’s have a look at it shall we in our review...

Sunday, June 15

Chocks away! as World War I Wings cockpit Figures are on display on today's preview...

Wings Cockpit Figures launched last year with a great bunch of much needed 1/32nd scale WWI aircraft related figures. We had a look at the WWII figures and though it only prudent to show you their latest first World War sets just recently released…

Saturday, June 14

Trumpeter’s June releases – pretty Frigate nice….

Trumpeter has some nice kits sure to be popular this month. The final Skyraider of their line up in 32nd scale, a German Zwilling flak gun, a Russian TOS-1A Multiple Rocket Launcher and a Duke class Frigate from the Royal navy are sure to get a few clickin’…..

Friday, June 13

A 1/16th T-34, a light recon Panzerwagen, a tiny T-37 Russian tank – and a Wildcatfish???

Hobbyboss gives us some pretty juxtaposed kits in our June/July Preview this month – but who would have thought that putting floats on a Wildcat would warrant such a cool name??

Thursday, June 12

Review: we go all modern warfare again with Abrams Squad No 6

Pla Editions continues with their successful modern warfare modelling magazine “Abrams Squad”. This is a mag showcasing the very newest of modern armour and military models and features a host of very good builders on board to make and show you models. Let’s have a look at Issue six and see if they are keeping up the good work…

Wednesday, June 11

Review & Build: Messerschmitt's late war warrior – Revell’s 1/32nd scale Bf109 G-10 Erla

Nic has already built one of the new Revell 1/32nd scale Bf-109G10 kits and it turned out so nice  we thought we’d give him another to build. This time he included one of the Barracuda Studios new G-10 Erla sheets into the finished product to give it that little bit extra..

Tuesday, June 10

Gary looks at just what has changed in the re-tooled GWH F-15 in 48th scale in this side-by-side comparison

Gary had more than just started his new Great Wall Hobby F-15 in 48th scale (he was hinting at a Japanese Aggressor scheme, who knows?) He was keen to get it done when hoots and hollers fro the online community made GWH re-tool several key parts of this kit (it was previously reviewed as near fault-less) - anyway before he re-commenced with the build Gary was kind enough to tell us what has changed in the kit. 

Sunday, June 8

Review: Aces high takes to the skies with Issue #1: Night Fighters of the Luftwaffe..

We like the "new breed" of model magazines with fresh good ideas, not too many adverts, good writing and layout with large format images and most of all great models built in a way that shows you how to emulate them. Will this new magazine – called Aces High and Edited by TMN favourite Daniel Zamarbide be a contender? Let’s have a look in our review.

Alpine's Italian parachutist from the Nembo division comes with to head choices - seems two "fasces" are better than one..

Alpine Miniatures has released a larger 1/16th scale figure as their usual companion to match the Panzer commanders we looked at the other day - so we thought that we might have a look at this sculpt from Mike Good in our Sunday preview:

Saturday, June 7

Is this the greatest book on model aircraft? Review: "Airplanes in Scale -The Greatest Guide"

There seems to be a few good books on the market recently with new and improved methods of making your model the best you possibly can. Well Accion Press – the guys behind Panzer Aces and the Euro Modellismo stables have made a new step by step book to give you the best in “how to” model scale aircraft models. With some beautiful looking finished models and some nicely photographed sequences it looks interesting – let’s have a look in our review…

Bronco Models newest test shots built and constructed for your perusal…

Well the tests are in  - and the results we think…..are good.

The five newest kits from Bronco Models have been made up so you can see for yourself just what they are like in the flesh. So without further ado…

Friday, June 6

Italeri’s new items of June…Helos, Starfighters, Mustangs, Shermans and a Jeep that wants a few followers…

Italeri has surely been busy this month. They have released about seven new kits – five of which we thought would be interesting enough to divert your attention on the D-Day anniversary…

Thursday, June 5

Benchtop Tool Review: RP TOOLZ Punch and Die Tool set (w16 punches from 0.5mm to 2mm)

Got injection pin marks in your plastic? Need some clear dials for your instrument panel? There are a few solutions to fixing these common quandaries for modellers and RP TOOLZ are here to add their own new solution. A brand new Punch and Die set for round shapes. Let’s make some holes!