Wednesday, December 31

In review: Airframe Detail No.1: The Blohm & Voss Bv 141 by Richard A. Franks - Valiant Wings Publishing

In a new series called “Airframe Detail” Valiant Wings Publication’s new title examines one of the weirdest designs in aviation history (and there have been many of them) – the ungainly looking but it seems very interesting Blohm & Voss Bv 141 aircraft. We were interested to see why so many people are captivated by this aircraft so what better way to start by reviewing this title…

Tuesday, December 30

This lady has problems with her gas! Andrea Miniature's Latest Pin-up

Andrea Miniatures has has released the balloons - to a tragic effect for this young Pin-up figure - she looks like getting carried away with the celebrations. Let's have a look at this new figure and the unboxing video in today's preview...

Monday, December 29

Verlinden re-releases some old out of stock favourites for the new year…

Once again Verlinden thinks it is time to see what you might have been missing out on – December’s latest items feature a few things you may or not be familiar with - but all are newly cast and in stock again after long not being available. Let’s have a look…

Sunday, December 28

Review: Ultracast Spitfire Mk. IX resin parts for the Eduard kit.

Somewhat of a Spitfire aficionado (having built so many by so many different manufacturers that he has probably lost count himself) Tony Prince stepped to the plate when there were some new 48th scale spitfire improvement sets for the Eduard MKIV kit from Ultracast to examine. See what he thought in today’s Review…

Saturday, December 27

We take a tour of the Bastogne War Museum in the 70th anniversary of "the Bulge".

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Ardennes Offensive” (or the “Battle of the Bulge” as it has become known) what better time thean the middle of an atmospheric Belgian winter to visit the Bastogne War Museum? The venue was holding many special events and celebrations to mark the anniversary and we were there for the celebrations and thought you might want to get a peek inside this freshly built remembrance of history..

Thursday, December 25

Preview – The latest firepower and horsepower from Riich Model

Riich model has two new kits out for we think a January 2015 release – these provide us with the US army copying foreign things and renaming them and the Germans going back to the future in their quest for four wheeled domination of the two horsepower auto market – let’s have a look..

Wednesday, December 24

Facing the hordes on the Eastern front –Just these Two SS men in 16th scale from Jeff Shiu…

New from Jeff Shiu miniatures is his latest figure in 120mm – the two figures in 1/16th scale of Waffen SS on the eastern front in 1941-  about to be swarmed by enemy infantry these men are in a fight for their lives. It makes a pretty convincing sculpt and we thought you should see more of these two new figures…

Monday, December 22

Build Review: Jono goes small with Flyhawk's 1/72nd scale Ft-17 Tank w/cast Turret

Recently we had the chance to look at Flyhawk’s latest 1/72nd scale tank kit – the riveted turreted Ft-17 tank of WWI vintage – this package was two tanks in one box and we thought they were great. Well FlyHawk have sent their brother kit to this, the Cast turret tank in a similar set up. We gave the kit to Jono to build to get a second opinion and to compare it to an Airfix WWI tank kit.  Let’s have a look to see what he thought…

Not long now before Oliver Publishing takes us down the Tartar Road

Oliver Publishing Group in combination with ADH Publishing has sent their latest news on the not too distant release of their new book “The Tartar Road”. This book features the story from Dennis Oliver and great illustrations from Stephen Andrew to document the SS-Wiking division during the battles for the Caucasus oilfields in the summer of 1942– let’s have a look at what’s inside with our preview…

Sunday, December 21

20 years of "The Hunter" makes this a very good time for a sculpt from Luis Ariel Bernachea

Anyone not knowing the story of Cazador (The Hunter) might want to listen up! This immortal 500 year old brute has been portrayed in his own comic series for the last 20 years – and to mark this anniversary Luis Ariel Bernachea has made a cool new sculpt to tempt you...

Saturday, December 20

Build Review: Takom’s 35th scale WWI Heavy Tank w/Rear Mortar Mark.IV “Tadpole”

We have seen a few of Takom’s kits and built a few in reviews here on TMN.  We have found them simple to build with a lot of detail and almost a bit of a throwback to the Tamiya white box its with 21st century details. Today Paul Lee sees if the latest WWI tank – the “Tadpole” with a big ol’ mortar on the rear matches it’s brothers in arms…

Friday, December 19

Review: The very colurful new 72nd scale Revell Rafale M

Revell have a few Rafale’s on the market – so you would think that they have this bird sorted and that a new kit would be a snap for them – Gary looked at one a while back and now this new kit complete with colourful Shyhart decals takes centre stage. Let’s see what Nicolas thought when he looked at Revell’s new pint-sized French attacker in today’s review…

Thursday, December 18

Miniart just made the earth move for us – with their new D7 Tractor - new pics of the completed model

Miniart have done some good choosing with their latest products – the recent Panzer III early models and the European tram really must have annoyed the hell out of some of their competitors! Now they hit again with something we have been after for a long time – the versatile U.S.  Tractor  D7 w/Towing Winch kit in 1/35th scale

Wednesday, December 17

Build Review:1/35th scale Panzer Crewman, Kursk 1943

How do you rope in your big Tiger? Stalingrad Miniatures has a solution with this figure – part of a big set to suit summer weight tankers – let’s have a look at him built up to see if he is up to our high expectations we look to Stalingrad for.

Tuesday, December 16

Pegaso pumping out four new figures in one month out for Christmas....

New items for all of you “Pegasians” for the month of December some medieval warriors and a modern Mohawk are amongst the four new kits just in time for December…

Monday, December 15

A bunch of new kits have pulled up at the Hobbyboss depot in December…

Hobbyboss has started to send images of their latest kits yet again – just in time for Christmas are these crackers – hopefully they hit the shops so you can start dropping your own hints in time…

Sunday, December 14

Italeri is thinking big with small kits in January..

Italeri has lots of new items for January – and most of them are so small they will still make a big impact. There are several unique 72nd scale releases as well as a new roadblock for modern warfare setting as well as a quarter scale Wessex to Whet the appetite- all in today’s preview…

Friday, December 12

Master Box Plastic Model Kits in January – WWI and more hard core bikers for your consideration

Masterbox’s newest kits to be released in January follow on from the recent trend of presenting you with more WWI figures – some Tommies get the info whilst a small scale MK II Female tank clears the obstacles and a German goes on tour with a borrowed bike through Europe. All in today’s preview…

Thursday, December 11

Hasegawa’s new items for February 2015 are already to preview…

Hasegawa’s new items for the New Year are already upon us and we have gleaned some information from their site as to what is on the horizon already for February of 2015. Some nice models in this lot!

Tuesday, December 9

We visit “First World War in the Air.” RAF Hendon’s new Exhibit

We had the pleasure to be one of the first into the brand new exhibition at the RAF Museum at Hendon recently that re-worked and invigorated their world War One flying machine exhibition. “First World War in the Air” opened on the 4th of December 2014 and was funded partly by BAE Systems and the National Lottery grant we thought you should get a look at the brand new exhibition with a little on each of the more interesting points we saw. “Wing-nuts” will love this collection!

Monday, December 8

Mig has just shed light on his water release.…

Latest in the line from Mig’s AMMO brand is two new publications – dealing with some elements often not thought of in weathering and making dioramas. The Weathering Magazine #10 features all sorts of water whilst their new book on Light and the modulation on modules sheds some light on this subject as well..

Sunday, December 7

Aircraft, tanks, old camo and some good old "deposits" are on our Christmas list of AK Interactive's new products

AK Interactive has a whole new set of paint and weathering accessories on the way to us just in time for Christmas modelling – we have a round-up of what’s just been released from AK in today’s preview…

Friday, December 5

Review: "B-25 Factory Times" by Wim Nijenhuis

When a knowledgeable man like Wim Nijehuis makes a book about the construction of the B-25 Mitchel bomber we should take notice! – Nic was able to secure a copy and give a nice review for the news today….

Thursday, December 4

Review: Alpine's on the hunt for some large scale game with their new Panzerknacker in 1/16th scale

Alpine Miniatures have released a large scale gunner with an even larger gun - this 1/16th SS soldier is punching above his weight with an anti-tank rifle which ads a different dynamic to the figure. We built him up so you can see how he takes the stage.

Wednesday, December 3

ICM go “old skool” cruising 1913 style…..

Where will it stop? In our search to find new and wonderful first toolings of kits model companies are looking further into history and at different sales – we now go all the way back to AD1913 with the Model T Roadster from ICM in 1/24th scale.

Tuesday, December 2

Look what just dropped in - Francios builds the BMD-1 from Panda Hobby as a KFOR Peacekeeper.

Francois has taken on the new 1/35th scale Airborne assault tank -  the BMD-1 from Panda Hobby. With some nice K.F.O.R. decals from Star Decal he makes this into a Kosovo peacekeeper

Monday, December 1

Supercharging a Bentley – Guillaume builds Revell’s 1/24th scale 4,5 l. Bentley Blower

New to the family at TMN but an old hand at making models and a welcome addition is our man Guillaume who has had a crack at making the re-boxed Revel kit of the classic kit of the 4.5 litre “Blower” Bentley – one of the most famous racing cars in history – this British racing green car is built up for you to see what’s inside the box…