Saturday, January 31

Review: Eagle Editions "Wings of the Black Cross Special Number One" (Messerschmitt Bf 110)

Well having ten issues of “Wings of the Black Cross” under their belts you would have thought Eagle Editions has spent all it’s ammo - but no, the phoenix arises with a special edition centred exclusively on the development of the Messerschmitt Bf-110. Let’s have a look and see if this one has the quality and interest of the other titles in the range.

Friday, January 30

D-day in the Ardenne? Four new SS men in winter climes share a break

D-Day Miniature Studios is about to recreate the battle of the Bulge again with it’s two new paired sets of four single figures in 35th scale. If you like warmly dressed SS figures you are in luck…

Wednesday, January 28

Review: The Paint Guide for Figures of World War Two By Joaquin Garcia-Gasquez

We all like to improve. As modellers we would all like to be the best we can be, and there is an industry in education of modelling in airbrushing, painting and weathering and construction but never enough books and videos on the very personal method of painting figures. We thought we would look at Joaquin Garcia-Gasquez’ book on just that subject in today’s review…

Tuesday, January 27

New Patton M60 from AFV Club is here built up in preview…

About time many people say! The long awaited AFV Club M-60 Main battle tank has been made up for us to take a look at in today’s preview. Let’s see if you think the wait is worth it?

Monday, January 26

Gallery: Freedom Models new 48th scale Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS

As always we are lucky enough to have someone talented build a recently released kit we thought you would want to see. It’s our turn to as Gary Wickham “where’s the cockpit?” in his latest build of Freedom Models new 48th scale Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS

Sunday, January 25

KA Models Bf-109 G-10 & G-6 - A deadly new duo are launched in 48th scale

KA Models has broken old ground with the re-release of the Fujimi mould pattern on thieir new '109 kits - They have released two models of the Bf-109 (G-6 and G-10 models) in 48th scale – nothing new you think? Well  they look pretty simple to build and of a good quality - lets have a look at them in our preview

Saturday, January 24

Review: Airframe Album No.5: The Bristol Blenheim – A Detailed Guide to The RAF’s First Modern Monoplane Bomber

The latest Airframe Album is out – and this one features a well-known and much loved early WWII bomber. Today we read and review the new all in one book on the Bristol Blenheim.

Friday, January 23

Build review: Revell’s Airbus A400M Atlas in 1/144th scale

Revell have been making some nice new tooled kits – and Nic wanted to take on the mighty Airbus A400 in minuscule 1/144th scale – and even then it is BIG! See what he thought of the kit in today’s build review…

Thursday, January 22

MiniArt want you to shell out for some nice new artillery figures

Miniart never stop – for this we are glad as their kits always need that human touch – and to add to their new artillery gun emplacement base kit these new artillery figures look to get you firing…

Wednesday, January 21

Could this be the best box art in the world? Takom's Ratte & Maus with Lynx boxarts to further get you going...

Takom have been really busy – to add to the two large trucks we saw today we also have three German tanks to add to their Jan/Feb release schedule. A super looking kit of the modern 35th scale “Luchs” scout tank and the Super heavy combo of the “Maus” German tank and the still even mightier P-1000 Landkreuzer or “Ratte” – both in 1/144th scale for when going large is still possible on a normal workbench. Let’s see what there is so far..

Tuesday, January 20

Panda Hobby's BMD-2 -The test kit build is already here...

 To compliment their very nice little kit of the 1/35th scale BMD-1 that we built here on the news recently Panda Hobby have up-gunned to the BMD-2 light airborne tank - and today we have some new pictures of the test kit built up by kittyhawk in our preview..

Saturday, January 17

AFV Club’s latest T-34/85 #183 clears the competition..


AFV Club is pretty keen on making very nice T-34’s – and making them so good you can see right into the interior to see the proof – Let’s look at some pics of AFV’s latest model – the 1/35th scale T-34/85 1944 “Factory #183”

Wednesday, January 14

Stalingrad takes a brief break on the eastern front with their newest set of figures...

Alexander from Stalingrad Miniatures has sent us the latest set of figures from his 1/35th scale stable. This set depicts a crew of a German SPG having a break from the fighting, a chat and I bite to eat (and maybe a Vodka as well?) Let’s have a look at the preview images…

Tuesday, January 13

Clayton changes sex with his build review of Takom’s WWI British Mk.IV Female

War is hell – especially when you are building up 500 or so pieces of track for your MK.IV Female tank from Takom –After slogging through the tracks on the "male" version Clayton got the new easy tracks in his “Female” MK.IV kit – but did it change his perspective of this kit? Let’s have a look..

Monday, January 12

Construction Review: Masterclub's 1/35th IS/ISU (after 1945) workable track linlks

Our friend Thomas from Scale Plastic Aircraft Modeller has sent us these in action shots of the much talked about new workable tracks from Masterclub. These come well recommended by some modellers we have talked to so what better then to get a decent review of them? Let's have a look at what  the quality is like...

Sunday, January 11

New kits have pulled up at the Hobbyboss depot for January…

Hobbyboss has a few new tanks, An American classic and  a clipped wing corsair for us to start off the new year in style  - any of these kits would be a good first step in your new year’s resolution to build more models…

Friday, January 9

Hasegawa’s new March 2015 items for selling to a captured audience

Hasegawa’s new items March are pretty Japan-centric really – several of the models here feature the red circle of Nippon and so these we know will be a big hit in their home country – but what does everyone else think? Let’s have a look…

Thursday, January 8

Review: Aviaeology’s Black Friday Beaufighters in 32nd scale - Two Sheets & Stencil Data Set.

With constant rumor of a new Beaufighter coming out and Revell’s re-released kit in 1/32 scale Aviaeology has seen good timing and sense in not only releasing two sheets to match but also some airframe stencils to recreate your Beau into a 404th squadron kite and alternatively a “Black Friday” veteran. Let’s have a look at these three sheets which house no less than twelve different aircraft...

Wednesday, January 7

A New Year and all new items from Verlinden!

Verlinden’s New Year brings a bunch of all new items to our working bench. Five new kits are here to add to a variety of scenes you are making in your mind – now let’s get making them in reality!

Tuesday, January 6

Takom's bog wheels keep on turning as they roll out in a convooooooyyyyy!

If you like big bulky trucks then these two new kits from Takom in 35th scale might move you – We have some info on them in our preview..

Monday, January 5

MiniArt Push it with their new angled dozer blade to add to their US army Tractor kit…

A few weeks ago when we saw the MiniArt Tractor we were thinking the same as everyone else… “Are they going to do the kit with the Dozer blade?”….
Well now they have the kit made we thought we should show you MiniArt’s progress with this alternate to the D7 tractor with a blade and roll cage in CAD, Sprue form and built up.

Sunday, January 4

Review: Paul builds CAM Models new A4e12 Vickers Carden Lloyd (VCL) Amphibious Tank

A new model maker on the scene is always good to see. Even if they are an arm of another company it means more models for us – but how is the quality, how does it go together? Well Paul thought he might take a look at Combat Armour Models (CAMs for short) new light amphibious tank A4e12 Vickers Carden Lloyd (VCL) in 35th scale and Chinese colours. Let’s see if this new kit sinks or swims…

Saturday, January 3

Review: Nuts & Bolts 33: Leichte Feldhaubitze 18, GW II für le.F.H. 18/2 “Wespe” and “Hummel-Wespe”

Nuts & Bolts publishing house are now up to Volume 33 in their comprehensive vehicle and weapon study with their latest book on the "Leichte Feldhaubitze 18, GW II für le.F.H. 18/2 “Wespe” and “Hummel-Wespe.” These books are known for a threefold approach trying to capture all pertinent to a weapon or vehicle through text, pictorial and then some modelling prowess thrown in. Let’s see if their latest is up with their greatest.

Friday, January 2

Swedish Supersonic Splinter - François & Nick build Tarangus’ Viggen

A kit that many have been looking forward to seeing coming to fruition is this 48th scale Saab Viggen from Tarangus. We know a lot of love went into creating the kit so Francois and Nick put just as much into building it so we can see the finished – sorry Swedish kit completed…