Thursday, July 30

Alpine’s new 35th scale figure of Joachim Peiper with a comrade sus out the opposition…

Alpine Miniatures have releases two twin sets in 35th scale this month. Just now available is this set featuring both an SS soldier and the figure representing the controversial figure of Joachim "Jochen" Peiper. Peiper - an SS commander during WWII was tried and convicted for being in command of troops who participated in the “Malmédy Massacre”. Well we will cut past these other considerations and show you the figures painted up in today’s preview…

Wednesday, July 29

Masterbox’s 35th scale “Modern UK Infantrymen, Present Day" build review...

Masterbox’ modern warfare figures are now a good supplement for all of their WWI & WWII figure sets in 35th scale. Even better is now we see British modern soldiers in the mix. Would the figures themselves equal the good premise? Let’s have a look in our construction review…

Tuesday, July 28

Hobbyboss’ August assortments have a soviet flavour with one exception…

The featured kits from Hobbyboss for august feature three Russians with one Intruder amongst the mix – see what we are talking about in our august preview.

Monday, July 27

Bandai’s new 1/12th scale Sandtrooper figure model preview…

Hot on the heels of the model kits from Bandai of Star Wars characters, C-3P0, R2D2 and the other 1/12th Stormtrooper figures, we have more information on the Bantha-riding, droid-searching, side-by-side riding and generally a little bit dirty Sandtroopers of the Imperial forces. Let's take a look at this new kit in our preview…

Sunday, July 26

A German with a nice rear end waiting for a pick up! AFV Club's Kfz.100 L4500A W/ Bilstein 3t crane built up in our preview…


This long awaited adaption from AFV Club is here and ready to make a nice little scene in your field diorama. We can already think of many ways you could display this kit. Let’s take a look at the new boxart and the built up kit in today’s preview…

Saturday, July 25

Several built up kits from Revell of Germany’s August assortment sees some variety in it’s ranks

A flash pony, a pretty fighting falcon in a very small size, a boxer that isn’t a Porsche, a paint set with a battery powered car, a candy bomber and a “mickey mouse tank. These are the new Revell of Germany’s new items for August…

Friday, July 24

FineMolds 1/72 F-14D Tomcat / Model Graphix combo kit – Part 2

Today Gary sets off on a build of many parts. The new FineMolds 72nd scale F-14D Tomcat kit is being delivered to model makers in a peculiar way. The kit comes in four different parts via a package with the Japanese model magazine “Model Graphix.” We will look at each of these magazine parts that supplement the model sprues that come along with it. Today part 2 of the kit with – Model Graphix 8 & sprues C, D & E.

Thursday, July 23

First eyes on "Eyes of the Fleet" Kittyhawk's new 32nd Kingfisher test build..

The OS2U Kingfisher observation floatplane is next in the 32nd scale catalogue from Kittyhawk. This ungainly but strangely attractive aircraft is a great kite to have in many different scenarios on water, the air or on a carrier deck or winch. Let’s look at the pictures of the test kit provided by Kittyhawk.

Wednesday, July 22

FineMolds 1/72 F-14D Tomcat / Model Graphix combo kit – Part 1

Today Gary sets off on a build of many parts. The new FineMolds 72nd scale F-14D Tomcat kit is being delivered to model makers in a peculiar way, the kit comes in four different parts via a package with the Japanese model magazine “Model Graphix.” We will look at each of these magazine parts that supplement the model sprues that come along with it. Today part I – Model Graphix 7 & sprues A, B & C.

Tuesday, July 21

Hasegawa’s new items for October are named – and maybe a little different to when you saw them last.…

Hasegawa’s new items for October are full of familiar faces but those faces have had a face lift. Cartoon war machines, racers on two and four wheels and some serious metal are all part of October’s haul  – along with Prowlers, lightnings, Messerschmitts, macchis, airliners,flankers, Hondas and a BMW -  Let’s have a look in our preview…

Monday, July 20

Build review: 51 Studio’s new 1/10th Otto Carius bust.

Today Jono takes a look to see if new figure maker 51 Studio’s 1/10th scale bust of Otto Carius is a good representation of this peculiar looking man or not…

Sunday, July 19

New colours for the Chief - Boxart for Takom's new kits unveiled...

The massive looking Chieftain Main Battle Tank is the new hot kit coming from Takom from the Far East, we have some details of the new kit including some cool artwork in today’s preview…

Review: 1/16th British Army 91st Foot Regiment bust from MJ Miniatures

This new bust from MJ Miniatures in 1/16th scale is a small bust piece that recreates a soldier from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders British Army 91st Foot Regiment.  Our man Jono puts this bust together to show us just what it is like in today’s review…

Saturday, July 18

We preview the large haul of AK Interactive’s July 2015 Products..

AK Interactive’s new July Items show the guys have been hard at work. A new aces high magazine and a whole new Armour modelling magazine with a special new book on AFV modelling, several paint sets for aircraft and German tank essentials with even a shirt for your back! Let’s take a look at all that is new at AK Interactive this month…

Friday, July 17

Construction Review: 51-Studio's 1/16th scale Resin figure of US Tanker 2nd Division 1945

 Recently a pretty highly anticipated movie called “Fury” hit the movie screens, and although the reviews for the movie were “mixed” to say the least (I thought it stunk) there were many good scenes and fairly accurate use of the right types of uniforms and equipment. The good side for us is the sculpting of Jeremy Wong of 51-Studio of his figure of the hero of the movie who strangely is unnamed in the artwork title. Jono puts him together in today’s review.

Thursday, July 16

Valiant Wings Publishing’s new Workbench Guide book read n’ reviewed…

A new book on how to model aircraft? Well we already have one or two on the market – so how can this new book from Valiant Wings Publishing, penned by the talented Libor Jekl make a name for itself? We found a few small scale changes – starting with the subject manner in 72nd scale... See what we thought in our review.

Wednesday, July 15

Abrams Squad 11 - we preview modern warfare at it's finest (in scale that is)…

 
 We have been looking at each of Abrams Squad’s magazines as they have come out and now we have the preview of number 11 of the modern military model magazine – we thought we would show you what is featured in this latest mag in our preview…

Tuesday, July 14

Review: Eaglecals #164 Dornier Do 335 Pfeil

With the release of 1/32nd scale Dornier Do 335 Pfeil by Zoukei Mura and HK Models imminent what better time for aftermarket decals to make your own model a bit different (and better?) than everyone else’s kit boxed decals. But ARE these any better than what you might find in the box? Are they a better quality or better researched? Let’s see how these decals fare against some of our own research and examination…

Sunday, July 12

We look at Matho Models launch products in our construction review

Our friend Matthias has opened up his new online store and has started a new company of model diorama enhancements and improvements - called “Matho Models” – Let’s have a look at what his launch items and see if they work like they should in our construction review…

Saturday, July 11

Several built up kits from Revell of Germany as they show their July variety..

A couple of very nice top end motors from completely different mind-sets, some German armour, fast jets and armoured ships from another era we see what’s be-“Hind” Revell of Germany’s new items for July…

Friday, July 10

Preview: Meng's new Leopard 2 is made up & ready to pounce..

MENG have sent us pictures of the built up kit# TS-016 - the German Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A4 plastic model kit in 1/35th scale. This is a replica of the fifth batch vehicle. You can also build a Leopard 2 A4 of the sixth, seventh or eighth batch with parts in the kit so let’s look at what must be a popular subject around the traps today.…

Thursday, July 9

We compare and review the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H-0 in 1/32nd scale.

Today we review the new Zoukei-Mura kit of the Ta 152H-0 in 1/32nd scale. This is a partially new kit with some additions and some promised finer re-tooling from the model maker to their earlier Ta 152 H-0 release. It has been the subject of some chatter about the point of making such a close adjustment to an earlier model. How to review it? We decided to look at the original aircraft as well as the original Ta 152 H-1 kit to see if the changes are accurate and worthy of a re-tooling. 

Wednesday, July 8

Review: Revell 1/48th scale F-15E "Strike Eagle & Bombs"

 A very popular aircraft, now with more ordinance in arguably the most popular aircraft scale? What could go wrong? Well let’s see if Revell of Germany’s new F-15 Strike Eagle “with bombs” is on target or not…

Tuesday, July 7

Kittyhawk’s new Airocobra makes it's first built up debut...

Kittyhawk's new 1/32nd scale P-39Q Airacobra is coming in July, and now there is A built up kit to go along with the box art, five different markings, the plastic and everything else you would need to look at before you think about getting this kit yourself or not....

Monday, July 6

Build review: WWI Infantry German/ British/ French soldiers (1914)

With the Centennial of the First World War in the news Revell has released soldiers twelve figures in one box from 1914 - the start of that conflict. Now we are seeing more vehicles modelled from that time in 1/35th scale we thought we might get Nic & François to make and paint up this set to see if they can cut it…

Sunday, July 5

New AMMO to supply & guide us throught those hard times with models

MiG’s AMMO brand have been steadily building up the catalogue each month or so with great new products and this month they have just released their second part of their Aircraft Encyclopaedia with some aircraft modelling painting and detailing sets to match pretty much whatever you need to shade. They also have some weapon colours, a new “Stylish” weathering magazine and some modern German colours for your AFV’s. Let’s see what’s new….

Saturday, July 4

Ravishing Red Devil - Corentin builds AMK’s 1/48 scale Fouga Magister

A few weeks ago, we presented you with a review of the latest kit of AvantGarde Model Kits,the Fouga Magister in 1/48th scale. We found it to be a lovely kit, with a lot internal details, so we were curious on how it would build. Corentin, the newest member of our “Belgian Connection” came into action!

Friday, July 3

Read N’ Reviewed Accion Press’ “The Rise of Fantasy – How to Build Fantasy Scenes.”

You might have noticed the ever building scene of the left of centre, far from normal fantasy scenes at model show and on the internet. As the norm in military and even civilian get “taken” by other modellers the imagination of the individual remains the last bastion of individuality - Accion Press’ latest title brings the world of fantasy modelling within your grasp as the techniques and tips of just how to become a better fantasy modeller are shown off. Let’s have a look at this new book in our review…

Thursday, July 2

The latest sculpts from Pegaso make for some pretty cool nights…

Not only the shiny fair looking Knights got to be valiant back in the day – Pegaso have sculpted two new figures – a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre and the St. Lazarus Knight who is suffering from maybe a little bit more than Leprosy! Check out the shiny looking figure and this bust with a rotting head on one of the choices in our July Pegaso preview...