Thursday, April 30

May sees us stocking up again with a large variety of kits from Revell of Germany

April’s new items from Revell are more like being May’s new releases due to the date of their official release. However all good things come to those who wait as there is a really wide variety of genuinely impressive kits in their plethora of new pretty things. Let’s see what Revell has in store this month in our preview…

Wednesday, April 29

Build review: Ultracast’s new 32nd scale Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot by Mike Good

The very talented Mike Good has made yet another fine looking figure in 1/32nd scale for Ultracast from Canada – Let’s have a look at him in our review to see if he is ready to fly…

Tuesday, April 28

That cougar Frau Müller is out on her "town" bike again - let's see how she shapes up in our review...

Often nowadays modellers are seemingly making more and more non-military and crossover kits. Now I am not suggesting many people will buy this kit of an 1/35th scale German woman “Frau Muller” from Masterbox that includes not just the Frau but her bike, umbrella and handbag as well – ideal for a European WWII era dio. We put them together to see what they are like..

Monday, April 27

This jet powered "idiot" is no fool – Radu’s new 32nd scale Ohka 22 drops…

Today we have a look at the launch information of the new 1/32nd scale Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka type 22. RB productions have a good name in the business so their new kits are usually something to look forward too – let’s see this “cherry Blossom” in all her detail…

Saturday, April 25

Review: Airframe Detail No.2: The Dornier Do 17Z from Valiant Wings Publishing.

The latest Airframe Detail is about to land – the flying pencil was indeed mightier than the sword and it is this aircraft – the Do-17Z that features in volume two of this popular series. Let’s see what Valiant Wings has in store with their latest all in one title in our review...

Friday, April 24

Hasegawa’s new items for June 2015 promise to give us “organisms”

 
Hasegawa’s new items for June have creatures of space, cartoons, and of the sea. We go to the air, to space and overland in the back of a sunny boy - see what May will have in store for your LHS in our preview…

Thursday, April 23

Preview: U-boat Im focus Issue 12 & Brandenburg Panthers about to be let loose from luftfahrtverlag-start

 We get a sneak peek the brand new issue 12 of “U-boat Im Focus” and also a little about the new “Brandenburg” book in today’s preview of two highly anticipated new books from luftfahrtverlag-start …

Wednesday, April 22

Review: Alpine’s new 1/35th SS Panzer Commanders - bringing something different to something similar

We had seen Man-Jin Kim’s artwork of some new Alpine Miniatures SS Panzer Commanders on the way and we thought the release would be soon – how much of a good surprise to see the news of two figures were released onto the market – what better way for you to see them than a build review? Let’s have a look and see how they fare…

Tuesday, April 21

Takom’s new Zwilling & the turtle pop their heads out.

If you like big bulky twin cannon and armoured cars that look like metal fish then Takom has two new kits in 35th scale that might peak your interest – let’s go fishing with the gig guns in our preview..

Monday, April 20

New decals and stencils for your Tamiya Mossie and others from Aviaelolgy..

Not sure of a decal choice for your new Tamiya Mosquito? Canadian  decal makers Aviaeology present great decal and stencil solutions for the Fighter bomber variant as well as a host of new decals on a cheaper Pre-Order price if you get in before May the 2nd – check them out in our preview….

Sunday, April 19

Masterbox’s new releases for May - Tank hunters, Austin armoured cars and the Pin Ups are on the way…

Party time! To celebrate the centenary of the First World War Masterbox’s new kits for may include two Austin Armoured cars as well as two kits from the Second World War – the much anticipated “Pin Up” is on the way in May
 

Saturday, April 18

New CAD's of Tamiya's Mosquito in 32nd scale..

So we had a good news week this week. It seems Tamiya is making the fighter nosed variant of the De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI in 1/32nd scale. The holdouts have gone wild and the argument has been HK Vs Tamiya – but there hasn’t been any pictures as of yet. We found some sneaky shots of the Tamiya kit in CAD form before it’s preview at the soon coming Shizuoka Hobby Show. Let’s see what we can see so far..

Friday, April 17

Nobody puts Matilda in the Caunter - Clayton shades his tank in odd new hues from AK…

The not so well known but often imitated Caunter scheme for British vehicles in the desert and Mediterranean is the subject of one of AK Interactive’s recent release, Clayton always wanted to make the Tamiya 48th scale Matilda in this scheme so what better way to test this new paint set? Let’s see what he came up with in this dual review

Wednesday, April 15

Review: Peko Publishing Sturmgeschütz III on the battlefield Part 3

Part three already? Most book publishers would struggle to get past one good volume of mostly unseen photographs and text to match it but PeKo Publishing seems to keep on making quality books – let’s look at Volume three of their new StuG III books to see if it is up to their past high standards…

Tuesday, April 14

We Review Abrams Squad's Number #9

We always look forward to seeing the best modellers recreate Modern armour out of the latest kits on the market – Abrams Squad Magazine always brings all the boys to the yard with their great models – and we have a look at Issue 9 in our review…

Monday, April 13

Review: Bronco Models Blohm & Voss BV P178 Dive Bomber Jet in 1/72

This “Luft 46” concept aircraft never saw light of day – but the fact that there are so many models in this scale out there what can Bronco bring to the table with this Paper plane in 72nd scale? Let’s have a look at this asymmetrical rocket and jet bomber..

Sunday, April 12

Fantastic Fouga – AvantGarde Model Kits’ latest model inside out…

The new 48th scale Avantgaurde Models Fouga CM.170 Magister is a nice looking new kit that has the option of a fully clear side fuselage so you can see the kit from the inside out. Nic is going to make this little baby but he thought he would give us a look of it before he makes it up. So let’s take a look at what’s in the kit in today’s news…

Saturday, April 11

Gimme' shelter with Miniart's new dogbox in progress....

Miniart’s new GAZ-AAA truck has a handy wooden rear compartment fit for many uses – it even has indoor heating! Let’s have a look at this new internal combustion vehicle at work…

Friday, April 10

Hasegawa’s new items for May/ June 2015 are already here to show you…

Hasegawa’s new items for May have some interesting new kits in their May/ June releases. Hopefully by the sixth month you will be ready to build one of these? Let’s see what May will have in store for your LHS in our preview…

Thursday, April 9

New products out of the "Ready Room" straight to you from Barracuda Studios.

New goodies from Barracuda Studios are always a welcome sight for modellers – check in here as we have some great new products in all three major scales that look very, very good..

Wednesday, April 8

MiniArt's "Liberators" come driving and riding onto your modelling bench with improved moulds...

Bikers, truckers, limo drivers, pumpers, leaners, fuel sniffers, both hands on the wheel-types and "nut men"  all get a look in with Miniart's latest kits in the mix...We have news of further improvement in their moulding as well.

Tuesday, April 7

Two Seasons, Two Tigers - one kit? Build Review – Revell’s 72nd Tiger II

François is back on the bench! He liked the look of Revell’s new King Tiger in 72nd scale but could not decide if he wanted a whitewashed Tiger or a summer big cat – what to do – Both? Let’s see what he came up with in his review build…

Monday, April 6

Alpine's new tankers ponder the dangers of smoking on the battlefield in their three new releases

Alpine Miniatures has four very nice looking figure sets newly on sale this month. A  1/16th scale Grenadier we have already previewed and this pair of /35th scale American G.I. Tankers sold by themselves or as a matching pair. Let’s have a look at them in our preview…

Alpine’s new German Grenadier comes out firing for Alpines this month.

This month's new releases from Alpine Feature some 35th scale tankers but the other great new figure is 1/16th scale and it features in and a dynamic looking German Grenadier dressed for the wild shooting at the enemy. Let's see if he is on target or not...

Sunday, April 5

Italeri has some crackers for this Easter month’s releases

 
Italeri has a bunch of new kits available – A new impressive Stirling in 72nd scale as well as an up-gunned and up-armoured Sherman. We duel in the skies in small scale of WWI with a combo kit and we battle to the end in Berlin in WWII – Let’s see what’s new all in today’s preview…

Saturday, April 4

Hobbyboss’ new May madness - three new kits for us big kids..

Hobbyboss has three new items for release in the May - a Luftwaffe torpedo slinger in a popular scale, a Russian prime mover and a German mini metal box with a french bottom. We thought you would want a look at the sprues and markings in today’s preview…

Friday, April 3

Hobbyworld’s Propaganda Review…

Propaganda posters have long been a source of inspiration and derision. Used but all nations and regimes, these posters have been captured in 1/35th scale in a series of books from the publisher of Hobbyworld magazine. We have three of them for review in today’s news...