Sunday, January 31

Read n’ Reviewed: We go south to the Balkans with Panzerwrecks #19 - “Yugoslavia”

Issue nineteen of Panzerwrecks sees us travel to a land not stocked with Tigers and Panthers. A country filled with the weird and wonderful obscure tanks that we do not often see in these series – but would that make a page turner? Let’s see in our review of Panzerwrecks new title “Yugoslavia”

Saturday, January 30

Revell of Germany’s new kits and pieces for January 2016.

We have seen some of the kits coming from Revell this year – but today we have for you some built up kits of their January releases. Let’s take a look at what is already winging its way to the shop for you to purchase…

Thursday, January 28

Read n' Reviewed: Mike Rinaldi's brand new series launches with "SM.01 Fish Submarine"

We have just read Mike Rinaldi’s new book. Taking a turn from his TANKART series and focussing on just one model at a time in the one book. It features his master work on the 35th scale Kitchen Foo “Fish Submarine” model. We have a look at this first book in a new series called "SM.01" (Single Model 01) in today’s review...

Wednesday, January 27

Review: EagleCals #169 Mosquito FB.Mk.VI in 32nd scale.

Eagle Editions always seem to have their fingers on the pulse. When the two new Mossie kits in 32nd came out they were not far behind in their releases of two new decal sets for the HK and Tamiya Mosquito kits. There are of course copies of this released in 72nd and 48th scales but today we look at the 32nd scale sets for you…

Monday, January 25

Italeri’s Catalogue & new items of 2016-2017 – some surprising items are coming

Ciao ciao! Italeri have some very interesting new items coming to us this coming year. Some larger and smaller scale bits that we did not expect or think about but we are most glad to see them coming and some we have expected for a while…We have a fairly large version so you can see the releases and the “New” items that are marked in it. Interesting bunch in here…

Sunday, January 24

In-Boxed: Andy Reviews Takom's new AMX-13/90 French Light Tank in 35th scale

Popular no doubt - this new little AMX 13 family in 35th scale from Takom will be of interest to a lot of modern military and those looking for a different shaped tank to make paint and weather. See what Andy thought about his new AMX 13/90 kit before it goes under his knife, sander and airbrush...

Saturday, January 23

We preview the four new Products for Feb 2016 from Bronco Models

Four new kits from Bronco Models are on offer in February this year (2016 already) – they are handy and look to be of interest to some – let’s have a look at them in our preview…

Friday, January 22

In-Boxed: Peter reviews Takom’s 1/35th scale M9 ACE (Armoured Combat Earthmover)

There was a little bit of excitement recently when the pocket sized but very cool looking earthmover the M9 ACE (Armoured Combat Earthmover) was announced as a new release from Takom. Our man Peter was just as pumped as the rest of us and after some examination of the kit with comparison pictures he brings a great in box review of the kit before he tackles it…See what he thinks so far…

Thursday, January 21

Read n' Reviewed:"Rare Wheels Vol I: A pictorial journey of lesser-known soft-skins 1934-45"

Canfora Publishing have brought us some of the most beautiful books on modelling today. To add to this they have just today added a large picture format book featuring the lesser known vehicles – the ones that aren’t so common in injection moulded plastic – they are the “Rare Wheels - A pictorial journey of lesser-known soft-skins 1934-45” We read it and thought you would like to know what it's like. See what we thought in our review...

Wednesday, January 20

MiniArt shows us what they are capable of with their new item Catalogue for 2016-2017

Miniart has satisfied many with the new release of their Catalogue of items for 2016 – They have surprised a lot of us with their new T-44 and Su-122 kits that are coming – but there will no doubt be more in store with this new lot of arrivals – let’s dive in to see what’s new from them in 2016…

Monday, January 18

Read n’ Reviewed: Special edition - Panzer Aces #50 "Allied Forces Special"

“Panzer Aces” magazine no #50 is a big supporter of the Allies in this new English special edition. The magazine’s 50th is a special occasion so we get a bigger magazine packed with all new builds. Is it any good though? Let’s find out in our review of Panzer Aces 50

Friday, January 15

ICM's new kits revealed with their 2016-2017 catalogue...

 ICM Models has released their latest list of new kits for the new year as well as showing you some of what’s already on sale and discontinued. We have a fairly large version so you can see the releases and the “New” items that are marked in it. Interesting bunch in here…

Thursday, January 14

Construction Review: 1/35th scale Mk. I Male WWI Heavy Battle Tank from Takom

Andy has built his new Mk. I Male WWI Heavy Battle Tank in 35th scale from Takom. This tank looks like an exciting proposition as it comes with a lot of extras to the kit and seeing what Andy will do with them gets our mouth-watering. Let’s see what he thought of the plastic before he starts painting and weathering the kit.

Wednesday, January 13

In-boxed: Paul reviews Bronco Models new 35th scale "British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet"


With Bronco Models releasing a new version of the 35th scale Cruiser Tank A34 Comet tank and Paul being a bit of a fan he thought it only apt to let you know how this one differed from their previous Comet. See what’s different (or not) his review...

Tuesday, January 12

Read n’ Reviewed: The de Havilland Hornet & Sea Hornet - A Detailed Guide to the RAF & FAA's Last Twin-engine Fighter

Valiant Wings Publishing’s new book on the de Havilland Hornet & Sea Hornet interested Gary more than a little as a book to review, partially because he had seen other books in this series, and partly ‘cos he liked this airframe. Click on to see if exactly what he thought about this new book in his review.

Monday, January 11

Stalingrad Miniatures give us a brief respite for a winter feed during the winter war.

Stalingrad have given us new images of their set of soldiers during a frosty winter meal and the children from the village they have conquered that maybe only one side will get anything out of. This new set from Stalingrad Miniatures shows the harsh conditions from both sides in this new big set in our preview…

Sunday, January 10

Read n’ reviewed: Black & White Technique By Jose Luis Lopez

A process that is much talked about and debated - Jose Luis Lopez’s work with the Black and White Technique of painting is kinda love it or hate it. So when we read his book explaining the way to achieve this finish would we love it or hate it as well? Maybe we just liked it? Let’s see how it reads in our review…

Saturday, January 9

Panda Hobby’s all new test shot build up picks of the new ZTZ-99A MBT…

Panda Hobby has released new shots of the coming  PLA-ZTZ-99A MBT tank we saw a lot of at the recent parade in Beijing. this has just been added to the CAD & video to see what’s coming…

Thursday, January 7

Life Miniatures goes to war with "General Winter" in Moscow 1941 with their latest sculpt


“General Winter” is the protagonist in the latest bust from Life Miniatures. The frame of the winter of 1941 is written all over this MG Gunner’s face – we thought we would give you a look at him unpainted, painted as well as some references of the source material in today’s preview.

Wednesday, January 6

MiG-31 BM Foxhound in 48th scale - Have AvantGarde Model Kits made a marvellous MiG?

our man in Belgium Corentin has already built the Fouga CM.170 Magister kit in 48th scale from AMK Models – today Nic from Brussels looks at the second of his kits from this new model maker. The new 48th scale Mig-31 BM/BSM Foxhound kit is a promising kit in previews we have seen but is it any good in the flesh? Let’s take a look before Nic builds the kit.

Tuesday, January 5

Read n’ Reviewed: The Arado Ar 196 - A Detailed Guide to the "Eyes of the Kriegsmarine"

Valiant Wings Publishing are well known for their Airframe Album series of books that try to place as much information about an aircraft in one place as possible – Gary has a copy of their latest book on the trusty Arado Ar 196 he has been reading during the holidays – see what he thought of the book in his review.

Monday, January 4

Revell of Germany have shown their cards – and their kits for 2016.


A new year and a new bunch of diverse models from Revell of Germany. We have some pictures, not a lot of info but some good ideas about all of the new tool (and older tooled perhaps) kits coming from Revell of Germany’s items for 2016…

Sunday, January 3

Hobbyboss’ February 2016 kits – What better way to make a new resolution…

I mean all – you all say “I wanna build more models” don’t you? You may just get your chance if any of these beauties for February release take your fancy -  Let’s see the kits and sprues in the Hobbyboss preview…

Friday, January 1

Read n' Reviewed: Panzer IV on the battlefield - Let’s see the carnage…

PeKo Publishing has the mighty Panzerkampfwagen IV as its latest focus – and we think that a book on the main tank of the Axis is much deserved and hopefully worth the wait – Let’s see a few of the pages and what’s promised in this – Volume 10 of the popular series from the Hungarian publishers…