Tuesday, June 30

Miniart’s new Hog hitting the road very soon…

MiniArt contines a hectic schedule with yet another new and useful kit – this US G.I. rider on his WWII Harley WLA motorcycle looks like he is travelling a hard road – let’s look at his parts in our preview…

Monday, June 29

Three new and sure to be popular kits from Italeri for July…

The newest kits from Italeri feature the pinnacle of the short nosed Wurger, the mighty Hood battleship and a trailer to suit all of your 24th scale Trucks you love so much. Check them out in our new item preview for July’s kits…

Saturday, June 27

Review: Hong Kong Models 1/32nd scale De Havilland Mosquito B Mk. IV

Like busses – 32nd model kits take forever to arrive and they often all come at once. The Hong Kong Models De Havilland Mosquito B Mk. IV kit in 32nd will be shadowed into “service” by the Tamiya kit of the fighter version of the same aircraft. Our man Gary is already building the kit here on TMN and he has added his thoughts to this review of the new HK kit and it’s features and maybe some possible comparisons with the competition. Let’s have a look… 

Friday, June 26

Masterbox’s July kits - over the top, on two wheels and post-apocalyptic all at once

Masterbox keep up the stream of interesting models with lovely box art to boot coming at us – these set of releases slated for July are some Tommies going over the top, A Frenchman holding dear to his biciclette, some Germans on a motorbike trip and some of Mad Max’s ex-girlfriends who are lookin’ mighty pissed and dangerous… Let’s have a look.

Thursday, June 25

Read n’ reviewed: Aircraft Scale Modelling F.A.Q.

Daniel Zamarbide Suarez has a nice catalogue of award winning models and some very nice books under his belt. For a younger modeller he has made quite a name for himself in our communities. Also the editor of the very nice “Aces High” magazine published by AK Interactive he has now made something that promises to help all aircraft modellers from beginners to pros with Aircraft Scale Modelling F.A.Q. Let’s have a look at it in our review….

Wednesday, June 24

Stalingrad evens the WWI Bias with a big set of German tankers...

A while ago we saw a terrific “Big Set” of soldiers from Stalingrad Miniatures to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I. These British tankers are now joined with tankers from the German side – made to suit a captured British or the Massive A7v German tank – let’s have a look at this new set in 35th scale…

Tuesday, June 23

Grappling with a Gripen - Building Revell’s 1/72 little Swedish jet.

Revell has a great collection of 1/72 modern jets. The Phantom, Tornado and F-16 are some of the very the best you’ll find. Recently, Revell released yet another jet in this scale: the Saab Gripen. François, our all-round modeller builds the kit out of the box for us.

Sunday, June 21

Miniart's new Panzer IIID is built up and ready to go to war...

Only made in small numbers and soon superseded by the superior E model – this Panzer IIID from MiniArt still looks like a great kit – Let’s have a look at the CAD, Sprue and the model put together to see if it’s ready for service or not…

Saturday, June 20

Construction Review: Masterbox's 35th scale "Man Down! US Modern Army, Middle East, Present day"

Masterbox is keeping up with their release schedule – three new kits of varied types make up their March new items which will tempt a few model builders and stash collectors. These three have a lot of emotion in them – let’s take a look shall we…

Friday, June 19

Didier builds Revell’s F-4F Phantom II kit in 32nd scale

Big “Phans” of the Phantom – Didier and Nic bring you this build of Revell’s F-4F boxing in 32nd scale with the help of some alternate decals bringing some colour to the all over grey – see what he thought of this new (re-released with new decals) kit in today’s build review..

Thursday, June 18

Paul's build review of Takom's Luchs in 35th scale pounces out of the box...

The linage from WWII armoured cars is evident in the German post-war scout armoured car the Luchs SpPz 2 Luchs A1/A2 family. Today Takom’s kit is investigated and built up by Paul Lee who was keen to have it in his collection. See how it all turned out in today’s review.

Wednesday, June 17

Takoms 35th scale Škoda PA-II Turtle test kit comes out of it's shell for a test run...

Takom's new futuristic looking retro Skoda PA-II in 35th scale is the feture of today's news and we have soem shots of two of the kits built up from takom to show you a little about the original and the kit coming our way very very soon... 

Bring in the Bomb Squad – this Cougar is about to blow-up! Constructed test shots from Panda

Panda Hobby have already made the 4 wheeled version of the Cougar MRAP and now they go heavier with the 6x6 Cougar JERRV which stands for a Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle and it's coming in July!

Monday, June 15

Incoming FlaK! Takom's new Zwilling ready to fire with their test shot...

Takom's new 35th WWII 12.8cm FlaK 40 Zwilling is buit up and ready to be released - we thought we would show you the pictures of the constructed test kit from Takom in our preview..

Reviewed: Static Model Manual Volume 9 – "Figurevolution"

Figure modelling. At best it is amazing - and at worst…. well its “interesting” – we all want to get better at figure modelling and now Auriga Publishing has a new book released just on the subject of betterment of your figure making, painting and conception skills. We have read it, now see what we think in the review…

Sunday, June 14

Read’n’ Reviewed - Abrams Squad turns X

Ten issues in – Has the Abrams Squad magazine found it’s niche? Let’s have a look at the latest issue to see how it is doing so far…

Saturday, June 13

Bronco's new Horsa Glider in 35th scale will swoop in at the end of July..

So you have you Bronco's Jeeps, British Red Berets, 6 pounders and airborne equipment – all you need now is a glider to bring em all over the channel in now – Well Bronco Models is bringing out a new tool 1/35th scale Horsa Glider - released at the end of June- Let's have a lok at the sprues...

Barracuda Studios latest improvements are probably a sight for many people’s sore eyes…

Roy from Barracuda Studios has sent us pictures and info on the new sets they have released to suit some well-known 48th, 32nd and even 24th scale aircraft that will have a lot of modellers rubbing their hands together. Let’s see what’s new at Barracuda Studios…

Friday, June 12

Bronco continues to find the obscure that inspires in July’s new releases…

Bronco continues to make kits that are unique but still a little mainstream if you get our meaning. You have probably seen them before but not in injection Moulded plastic from Bronco.

Thursday, June 11

Trumpeter’s July releases - fast , heavy hitting and all in today's preview...

Trumpeter has some nice kits sure to be popular this month. They feature the final evolution of the Bf-109, and three heavy hitters for the 35th scale tank lovers which include a heavy Soviet king of the battlefield, the heavy hitter from China and even some tasty Indian armour for us to look at in today’s preview

Wednesday, June 10

Hobbyboss’ two tiny tankettes and a Hawk and a Jaguar attack in July...

Two outstanding two-seaters and two smaller but unusual tanks from earlier last century are the featured kits from Hobbyboss this month. We have sprue shots and colours of these kits that should be with you in July…

Tuesday, June 9

Nic builds Kittyhawk's 1/48 F9F-8P Recce Cougar and finds no two Cougars are alike

Our man in Belgium Nic has already previously built the Kittyhawk fighter nosed version of the F9F Cougar in 48th scale for TMN. He did a great job amongst some controversial comments about the kit (at that time.) He found no real issues that some had noticed – now round two of construction begins with the longer nosed recon variant – would enjoy the build or no? Let’s see…

Monday, June 8

Review: Valiant Wings new Airframe Extra 1 - ‘D-Day to VE Day-The Air Battle Over Europe’.

Valiant Wings Publishing have commissioned a new series of books with some of the most talented guys in the biz – called Airframe Extra, and they promise it is a series with a difference. well we have seen this new book/ magazine and we thought we'd share our thoughts in our review…

Sunday, June 7

AK Interactive's new shades, decals & a new book series featuring some fresh navels all in today's preview..

AK Interactive has some new colours for new Russian AFV's, some naval love int he form of new colours and a new book series and a collaboration with Star Decals. We take a look at them in today's preview...

Saturday, June 6

Read 'n reviewed - Auriga Publishing Static Model Manual 10 - Extreme Weathering Building & Painting

 Auriga Publishing's new Static Model Manual promised to enlighten us  as to the art of beating, rusting and burning your kits to within an inch of their lives - but this time making them look realistic instead of throwing them in the bin! Let's see a little more Extreme Weathering & Painting in today's Read 'n review.

Friday, June 5

Build review: 1/35th "Volkssturm. Ammunition to the Frontline" from Masterbox

We have the new Masterbox kit that features the two children of the last days of the war doing the work of the adults who were no longer around. Called "Volkssturm. Ammunition to the Frontline", this 1/35th scale kit features two kinder and a cart they are pulling through war-torn streets on the box art. Let’s see if the kit is as evocative in our build review…

Thursday, June 4

Build review: Francios's high water mark with the US Navy Medium Landing Ship from Revell

You won’t see many reviews of such large kits and furthermore fewer review builds of the Revell 1/144th scale U.S. Navy Medium Landing Ship, so what’s it really like? We are up for the challenge so François lent his considerable talents to this kit in today’s build review…

Wednesday, June 3

Clayton builds Bandai's AT-ST - "Don't Call Me Chicken!"

Ever since the new Star Wars AT-ST kit from Bandai came out Clayton has wanted to build it. We recently reviewed it here and now we hand the kit over to our man to see how it builds up – a few surprises were in store along the way…

Tuesday, June 2

Hasegawa’s new items for August are here already on the horizon…

Hasegawa’s new items for May have some variety. As well as the usual re- and limited editions there are some nice kits here. Let’s see what May will have in store for your LHS in our preview…

Monday, June 1

Brett builds a 200 year old Phantom: Part III The final approach..

Eduard’s Limited edition kit of the F-4N Phantom II “Bicentennial Phantom” is being built here on the news by our man Brett. 5 lovely decal choices, Brassin Parts and Fabric seatbelts all add to the nice Academy base kit. Let’s see how he put the weathering and final touches on his lovely build…