Saturday, October 31

Read n’ Reviewed - PANZER - The German Tanks Encyclopedia from Caraktère Publishing.

Remember the Encyclopedias you used to look at as a kid? Ever wanted a dedicated book just on the German Panzers, Panthers and Tigers of WWII? Well an encyclopedia on exactly this subject has just been released from Caraktère from France. We have a copy of this thick book and after a read we thought we would show you what the tome has to offer in today’s review.

Friday, October 30

Construction Review: Mantis Miniatures 1/35th scale WWI German Officer & Tanker set


These two new figures from Mantis Miniatures in 35th scale from the great war look quite dapper indeed. They might be more in place on the high street with the hipsters than in the mud of battle in European war.We put the set together in today's construction review to see if they are as cool as they look...

Thursday, October 29

Read n' reviewed: Nuts & Bolts 34 Volume 34: Sd.Kfz.7 - 8 ton Zugkraftwagen Krauss-Maffei and variants

Nuts and Bolts series has a new subject in its headlights this time the up gunned half-track that many modellers seem to like and that was pretty well used throughout the war. Seems like a good book subject? Let’s see if it made any traction with this reviewer…

Tuesday, October 27

We read n’ review Abrams Squad No#12

The Abrams Squad No#12 from Pla Editions has just arrived on our desk and no doubt in the shops near you. We spent some time reading it today and thought it was only fair to tell you what we thought about this latest edition in today’s review….

Monday, October 26

Meng’s new 48th scale Me 410 B-2/U2/R4 Hornisse

This powerful and popular aircraft is a great candidate for 48th scale new tooling – we have a little about the kit and the boxart in our product preview…

Sunday, October 25

Read n’ Reviewed – Mike Rinaldi’s “TANKART IV German Armour” ….

Nine Models, Open top SPG’s, King Tigers, Panzer Grey, Disk camouflage, Ostketten, Panzer Yellow, green and brown – it sounds like Rinaldi Studio Press' latest opus “TANKART IV German Armour” is available. Let’s take a look at this all new volume and see what think after we finished reading it…

Saturday, October 24

Master Box expands their Pin Ups – three more lovely ladies on the way in 24th scale

We see Masterbox evolving in to the Pin-up market with their three latest figures of very patriotic and maybe a little glamorous) ladies in “easy on the eye” poses. Let's have a look at what is coming with the next three in today's preview…

Friday, October 23

Construction Review: Alpine’s new 35th scale figures of two French tankers from WWII

Who says they only make “Ze Germans?” Alpine Miniatures have releases a twin set of French Tanker figures in 35th scale this month due to compliment the two figures they released last just recently. We will soon have enough Frenchie’s for an "escadron..." Let’s see these figures built up in today’s review…

Thursday, October 22

Wilder’s war chariots on display in “Adam’s Armour 1 & 2” - available for a pre-release discount

Most people will know Adam Wilder from his videos, models and now his weathering and modelling products. Now he has two new book just about to be released chronicling his most recent masterpieces – let’s have a look at some of what’s in them and the discount offer on the pre-release…

Wednesday, October 21

Andy builds his 35th scale Takom Chieftain Mk.5/P in PTII of his masterclass

Takom’s release of the three main Chieftain variants (5,10 &11) have sparked a lot of interest Andy Moore’s Mk.5 is built today in Part II of his Chieftain journey. Adding to Clayton’s Mk.10 build  & Paul’s Mk II review we have already seen, See how it all goes together before the paint goes on…

Tuesday, October 20

Test shot preview: Hong Models 1/35 ZSU-23-4M/M3 Soviet Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun

 A new manufacturer with an all new kit of something much needing another look - the ZSU-23-4M/M3 Soviet Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun from the new model company called "Hong Models." We have the built up shots of the test kit in 35th scale...

Monday, October 19

Gary Reviews Freedom Model Kits 1/48th scale F-20A Tigershark

Gary Wickham has already presented on of the kits from Freedom models with his X-47B build recently. When they released another kit he was keen to see how this new company has progressed – let’s take a look at what he found with their latest kit – the new 1/48th scale F-20 Tigershark…

Sunday, October 18

Takom get Diirrrdy with their new M9 Armored Combat Earthmover..

Just when you thought Takom could not get more obscure they release this – a fast moving, ditch digging aluminium and armoured tracked dirt destroyer the M9 ACE in 1/35th scale. Let’s have a look at the vehicle a little and the promised features on the kit to come…

Saturday, October 17

Preview: MENG' Soviet super heavy buil tup - The T-10in 35th scale

Born at the end of a political and doctrine – the JS-8-10 or T-10 as it was named before Stalin croaked it – was the last of their Super heavy JS range – and now MENG have set their sights on modelling it in 35th scale – we have the initial news on their new creation…

Friday, October 16

Read N’ reviewed: In Combat – Painting Mechas

In recent memory modelling has been broadening its horizons – new influences, skills and techniques have widened people’s eyes to new ways and interests. Sci-Fi, figure and Armour modelling has led to new genres like Mecha Modelling. Let’s see if AMMO’s new book on the subject is a good learning tool or not…

Wednesday, October 14

Read 'n reviewed: Luftwaffe Gallery 'SPECIAL SERIES' NUMBER 2 JG 77 – Erik Mombeeck’s latest

Erik Mombeeck’s books are usually packed full of new pictures, interviews, profiles and personal effects – let’s see what his latest book in the 'Special Series' Number 2 - which features the well known unit JG 77 - has to offer in our review…

Tuesday, October 13

Double trouble as we preview both the latest Abrams Squad No#12 and the new BTR special from Pla Editions…

All but arrived in the shops are two new publications from Pla Editions. We have the preview of Abrams number #12 of the modern military model magazine as well as the new special edition of "Modelling the BTR." We always look to see how this magazine and these special editions are progressing so let’s see what is on offer in a quick preview of both of these new publications...

Sunday, October 11

Hobbyboss’ November kits – A dark lady & a bit of Swedish between two Russians…

Hobbyboss have four new releases for November. Two Russian tractors from WWII and the very cool flying barrel and the last black widow – let’s see the kits and sprues in the Hobbyboss preview…

Saturday, October 10

Italeri’s November novelties - Large and small, naval , pious and often Italian - are among us…

Small soldiers, an Italian long range desert duellist, a massive milk carton and some Wold of Warships in plastic is new from Italeri this month. Let’s have a look at what’s new from Italeri in October/ November in today’s preview..

Friday, October 9

Read n’ Reviewed: SU-85 & SU-100 on the Battlefield - World War Two Photobook Series

PeKo Publishing have given us something a little different with their new title. Many of if not most of their book so far feature volume/s on German WWII subject – but this time we see a Soviet tank destroyer in a few different variants star. Ladies and Gentlemen let’s have a look at their new book on the SU-85 & SU-100 on the Battlefield...

Wednesday, October 7

Stalingrad Miniatures grim scenes of war in a set of realistic figures in 35th scale

People die in war don’t they? Well it’s the saddest fact of war that yes they do – but we hardly ever see dead soldiers in the dioramas at modelling meets. The truth is it is hard to realistically capture this in a scene. This new set from Stalingrad Miniatures – has had a go at portraying the grim reality of war - let’s have a look at this new set in our preview…

Tuesday, October 6

Hasegawa’s new items for January 2016 are already announced – roll on the new year…

Hasegawa’s new items for January are already in development. OF course there are the same re-kits with new bits but other, more interesting new models as well – take a look at the new year’s celebration from Japan here…

Sunday, October 4

Andrea Press has some more questions about dioramas that need to be answered….

FREQUENTLY we suppose…. cos’ there is a new volume of their great FAQ series soon to be released – we have some pictures and info of what to expect in this new release…

Friday, October 2

Review: Takom’s 35th scale Chieftain Mk.11

Takom’s triple treat release of Mk 5, 10 & 11 Chieftain tanks in 35th scale is upon us – and we have already reviewed two of these three. Today Paul Lee looks at the kit he is building – the Mk.11 – before he starts cutting plastic….

Thursday, October 1

Several built-up kits from Revell of Germany in a large variety – something there for most of us…

A new month and a new bunch of diverse models from Revell of Germany. We have some built up pictures and info on all of them so please do enjoy our preview of the new Revell of Germany’s items for October…