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…
Thursday, July 30
Wednesday, July 29
Tuesday, July 28
Monday, July 27
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…
Saturday, July 25
Friday, July 24
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
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
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
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Saturday, July 18
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
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
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
Tuesday, July 14
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
Saturday, July 11
Friday, July 10
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
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
Tuesday, July 7
Monday, July 6
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
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
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
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
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...