Saturday, April 30

Masterbox’s three 35th scale sets for the apocolypse, the end of Germany and for saving man's best freind..

Masterbox has announced their three kits in 35th scale that are expected for may and June this year. From the hard times of the end of WWII to the even harder days of a bleak post-apocalyptic future to man's best friend taking a bullet for his master - Let's see more of these three kits in today's preview...

Friday, April 29

Meng’s new Gepard in 35th scale – a more detailed 2 in 1 kit?

Meng has given us something that sounds familiar – the 35th scale Gepard SPAAG in 1/35th scale, but a whole lot more detailed than the other two kits on the market. Let’s look at the new kits features in our preview…

Thursday, April 28

Stalingrad capture desperate times with some desperate refugees of WWII.


In almost a haunting reminder of what is going on in many places around the world, Stalingrad Miniatures bring us a large set of 1/35th scale figures showing refugees and civilians of WWII on the road to who knows where? We have the pictures of the figures painted and unpainted and the reference pictures which inspired and served as guides to the sculptor in today’s preview

Wednesday, April 27

Build Review: Alpine Miniatures new “Afrika” DAK AFV crew set in 35th scale

With all of these new Tigers from Dragon and Ryfield Model depicting “Afrika” Tigers (along with everything that is already out there) what better time to get two new figures for your DAK diorama? Let’s see what Alpine made with this set of two figures or two single 35th scale soldiers from Tunisia in our build review…

Tuesday, April 26

In-Boxed: Takom's 35th scale T-55 AMV Russian Medium Tank


Takom’s new bunch of kits has hit our offices and we have all of them being built by some very good modellers – first of all, the Inbox reviews to show you what’s inside. Andy starts us off with his in-box of Takom’s T-55 AMV Russian Medium Tank in 35th scale. Let’s see what he thinks about this kit before he cuts plastic.

Monday, April 25

Man Oman! Tank Models new figures and sets in 35th scale for April 2016

Tank Models often bring us some great and original resin figures and their latest lot don’t disappoint – This month they have a Soviet tank crew going about their business and a pair of soldiers Oman in 71 feeling the heat – read on to see more in our preview...

Sunday, April 24

Pla Editions latest “Special” edition goes back to the 1991 Gulf War...

We take a look at the new book from Pla editions – it features the armoured fighting vehicles of the first Gulf War in  1991. The nature of the conflict saw many nations participate and so this book looks diverse as it is interesting – Let’s have a look at what models are inside in our preview…

Saturday, April 23

Build review: MiniArt's 35th scale U.S. Military Policeman w/ Motorcycle (Pt.II)

Recently Paul put together the MiniArt kit of the WLA Harley with Military Policeman on board. Not content just with this he also thought that he could get a nice result if he painted up a scene with this copper and his bike, so as a bit of a bonus here is his bike all painted up and ready to roar down the road…

Friday, April 22

Bruce finishes his Eduard kit of the 48th scale F-86F ‘Ultimate Sabre” in 48th scale and colourful markings.


Bruce Anders from Cutting Mat Capers has put his considerable skills into building the Eduard kit of the 48th scale F-86F ‘Ultimate Sabre” – a special edition with Hasegawa plastics pimped out with Eduard Brassin and photo-etched detail. Let’s see what he thinks about the kit in the wash up of his excellent build.

Thursday, April 21

Kittyhawk unleashes its MH-6/AH-6 Little Bird in 35th scale in CAD


Not much on this as yet – but we DO know the long awaited updated version of the MH-6J / AH-6J known as the “Little Bird” is slated for a forthcoming release. With the help of expert Floyd Werner from “Werner’s Wings” to help this will hopefully be a great update on the old “Loach” kit you might have built as a kid. Let’s have a look at the CAD images we have so far.

Wednesday, April 20

Painting & Weathering Review: Clayton's build of Takom's AMX13/75 – French Light Tank


Clayton finishes his 35th scale model of takom's AMX-13/75 in the third part of his story about this versatile French Light Tank. See a little of the history of the Venezuelan version that he has modelled in Ammo colours, and how he got it looking so good in today's article... 

Tuesday, April 19

EGG-selent new items for the July preview from Hasegawa

Shindens, Apaches, Robots in orange and green, Zeros, Eagles, a Sunny and a Mitzi and some EGG-sperimental planes? Sounds suspiciously like Hasegawa’s new July releases. Take a look at their releases in our preview to try to plan your next build in time for their release….

Monday, April 18

Kittyhawk show off their completed pair of 48th scale Super Étendard also with sprue shots and added CAD

Kittyhawk’s latest kit is going to look at closely – the new tooling of the Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard in 1/48th scale has been made up into not only one but TWO models by the guys at Kittyhawk HQ, We have the pictures from every angle to add to the CAD and sprue pics all in this preview of the kit...

Sunday, April 17

AMMO’s new products, …What if?? They brought out new mag, bushes, sunflowers, rigging and colours?

AMMO of Mig Jimenez brand newest items are with us - from their new “What If?” volume of the Weathering Magazine, to new colour sets for modern Chinese and French vehicles, to new grass mats to sunflowers and the Transparator?  It’s all-new from AMMO this month...

Saturday, April 16

Book Preview: de Havilland Mosquito - Part 1: Bomber and Photo-reconnaissance from Valiant Wings

Now pretty well established, Valiant Wings Publishing have quite a reputation, so when they announce not one but TWO books on the de Havilland Mosquito multi-role aircraft of WWII, well we are looking forward to it. Let’s see what they have planned for their latest all-in-one book in this series.

Friday, April 15

A new book & Weathering sets for Trainspotters from AK Interactive…

A new book focussing on model taine and locomotive making that combine with two new weathering sets from AK Interactive have caught our eye recently. This book looks like a thing you could apply the lessons from and the weathering sets look like you could also be applied to any modelling subject. Let’s take a look at the sets and some large images of what’s inside the book in our preview…

Wednesday, April 13

Read n’ Reviewed: AMMO’s “Encyclopedia of Armour Modelling Techniques Vol. 1 – Construction”

 
Recently we saw the first in a new series of encyclopedia detailing just how to make and finish aircraft models in some very precise detail from the guys at Ammo. We have seen this series expand to the ground bound vehicles with the first in a new series based on Tanks and AFV’s. Let’s take a look at the new volume of “Encyclopedia of Armour Modelling Techniques Vol. 1 – Construction” in today’s review…

Monday, April 11

Review: Four new sets of improvements for the 72nd Airfix Shackleton, 48th Grumman Tracker & Guardian from Barracuda...

Barracuda Studios has sent their new sets that they have released to suit some well-known 48th and 72nd scale aircraft that will have a lot of modellers rubbing their hands together. Bruce has taken them under the microscope and compared them with the real thing and the existing parts. Let’s see what he thought of these four sets….

Sunday, April 10

D-Day Miniatures offer a hand to their “Afrika” comrades in their new release

D-Day Miniature Studio recreate a scene of humanity with their latest set of four figures. Sold separately or as two sets, we look at these figures with some of the sculptor’s references thrown in to set the scene. Check it all out in our preview…

Saturday, April 9

Video review: MiniArt’s T-44 Soviet Medium Tank in 35th scale


MiniArt’s new T-44 in 35th scale is a BIG kit full of a lot of parts. So instead of a standard photos in-box review we got our friend Adam Mann from 3D scale to make a video review to show us the kit inside out. See if he thought whether MiniArt’s new high standard of approach to their kits is an improvement, or too much of a jump for this company from the Ukraine.

Friday, April 8

Andy Finishes Takom's 35th scale AMX-13/90 in attractive Venezuelan colours...


Andy Moore has already shown us this kit from Takom in both an in-box review and a construction build. Today he paints and weathers his 35th scale Takom AMX-13/90 in an interesting Venezuelan colour scheme. With the introduction of the Tamiya kit of the AMX-13 does Andy think this is the best on the market? Let’s see as he wraps it all up..

Thursday, April 7

6 new kits, TD’s, classic cars, a Gulf war combo kit & a Piranha? Italeri’s new items of April 2016 –

Six new kits from Italeri are in today’s preview, some flashy Lambos, A flying Tiger-cat, a 4-in 1 Gulf war anniversary kit go along with another AFV from that same period and a WWII Tank destroyer. Have a look at our preview to see the sprues and pictures in to see what is on the way from Italy…

Wednesday, April 6

Revell keep the diversity coming with April’s new kit range…

Revell of Germany’s new kits and pieces for April 2016 are a varied bunch of cars, ships, popular aircraft in popular scales and a few others we thought you might want to look at all built up in our preview…

Tuesday, April 5

Build Review: Paul puts together the 35th scale Miniart U.S. Military Policeman w/ Motorcycle


We have put a few of the 35th scale MiniArt Harley Davidson WLA’s together in reviews here at TMN, but it’s always great to see another modeller take on this kit. This boxing has the addition of a US Military Policeman with out for your roadside diorama needs. See what Paul thought of the experience in his build review…

Monday, April 4

Preview: light tanks & even lighter jets are upon us with Hobbyboss' May new items.

Hobbyboss have four new releases for May feature two light heavy hitters on the battlefields of WWII as well as two light aircraft that hit way above their weight – four new interesting kits with art and sprue shots to show you in our preview…