Friday, December 30

New plastic for the new year - Miniart's new T-54-2 in 35th scale (full interior kit)

In the race to provide the breakthrough Medium tank to her armies, the Soviet union provided a few stages of development before launching the T-54 as we know it. MiniArt continues to go through the family, with this new, full interior kit in 35th scale of the T-54-2 variant. We take a look at the tank, the sprues, the CAD and markings in our preview...

Wednesday, December 28

Trumpeter’s Catalogue & new items of 2017-2018

 Trumpeter has released their latest list of new kits for next year fingers crossed - along with some you might already own there are some “New” items that are marked clearly in the catalogue. This should cause some discussion…

Tuesday, December 27

Check it out Peko Publishing's new book, along with an end of year sale in our preview....

Another title (the twelfth) in the War War Two on the Battlefield series is now about to be released. This book centres on the Su-76 Soviet Tank Destroyer & it's exploits in WWII - We have some great preview images and the info on what to expect in our preview...

Sunday, December 25

Building the new Revell 1/72nd Spitfire Mk.IIa - A journey in easyland for the holidays.

If you study Francios' work, you will notice that he likes to model smaller projects with a faster turn around time, this gives a lot of satisfaction and helps build all of the skills in your toolbox with lots of completed kits. What better than an easy build over the holiday period then a new tool Revell Spitfire Mk.II kit in 72nd scale? Let's see what he thought of the kit, & how it turned out in his build guide...

Friday, December 23

A new SS Sturmmann, France 1940 & paint sets to shade them from Andrea Miniatures

In the very interesting Eisernes Kreuz series of WWII German soldiers - Andrea Miniatures bring another dose of an iconic image of an early war soldier from ϟϟ-Standarte „Germania.“ He will be available in both 35th & 16th scales, painted & unpainted. We have the info and parts pictures as well as the inspiration for this figure in our preview...

Thursday, December 22

In-Boxed – Panda Hobby 9K330 "Tor" Air defence system in 35th scale

The state of the art TOR Air Defence System from Panda Hobby in 35th scale is up for review today – Paul gives us a look inside before he gets cutting and glueing plastic. See what he thinks so far...

Wednesday, December 21

It's a bird, It's a plane its's ..a new 1/72 Haunebu II ?

Squadron has released the first in a new set of models – this one promises to bring something new to those who like their subjects a little more "Luft 50" over "Luft 46." A new "Haunebu II" in 1/72nd scale is the subject of today's new kit preview...

Tuesday, December 20

Painting & Weathering the 35th scale Panda Hobby T-15 Armata/ Object 149

We have seen two parts of the build of this Panda Hobby T-15 Armata from Andy so far. He has reviewed what is in the box, and then a build guide of the contents now today gives way to Pt II – the painting and weathering of this massive vehicle. See how his processes are layered and how this machine turns out when finished...

Saturday, December 17

Italeri has already started to plan what you might want to model next year – even if you haven't yet...

...This new bunch of releases for January looks pretty interesting for a few different types of genres. Check them out, with their sprues and colours, in our preview...

Thursday, December 15

Build guide: Paul takes on Flyhawk's 1/700th scale HMS Hermes

Paul has built a few of the ship range from Flyhawk Model. His builds have shown the great detail of the kits, so we did not have to tempt him too hard to have a go at building their new HMNS Hermes kit in 1/700 scale. See how he put it together in his build guide.

Wednesday, December 14

Build Guide Review Pt I: Bruce's take on Kittyhawk's 48th scale Super Etendard.

Bruce had been keen to get to building Kittyhawk's new 48th scale Super Etendard since we first looked at it here on TMN. Now it is time to put glue to sprue. See how the kit performs under the knife in the build guide of this kit...

Tuesday, December 13

Masterbox trolling the modelling world with two of their three January releases

MasterBox has adapted an old favourite to make the kit cheaper, as well as adding two new kits to their "World of Fantasy" series of the weird and wonderful in 24th scale. Take a look to see what's new in our preview...

Monday, December 12

Zvezda's new items for 2017 in their Russian Language catalogue

Zvezda is next in line to show us their wares for 2017.  The new catalogue with existing models and all new items for 2017 are all there in this preview...

Sunday, December 11

Small is indeed beautiful: building the new Revell's T-55 in 72nd scale.

François seems to like whatever is thrown at him – he likes to make models of all types of kits, all to the same great standards - so when he was given this tiny T-55 in72nd scale from Revell he set to it straight away. He was finished a few nights later. Here is his build guide for this kit.

Friday, December 9

That's cute! We get Egg-cited about Andy build guide of Tiger Models La-7

There will be no mention of what comes out of a chicken and at what scale in this build guide of Tiger Model's "Cute Series" Lavochkin La-7 Soviet Fighter. An amazing build from such simple components is what we expect from Andy - let's see how he did it in his build guide...

Thursday, December 8

Hobbyboss' new item catalogue for 2017/2018 - most things old, some things new.... & nothing in 1/32...

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It is that time of year again when companies start spamming us with catalogues of next years products - and some we may even see in the flesh! Hobbyboss are pretty good at keeping up their promises, so check out this latest catalogue, showing their current models and some coming in our crystal ball look into the future preview of  2017/18...

Wednesday, December 7

Brand new releases from AMMO for X-Mas, learning books & materials to make your models festive...

Ammo has a good deal of new products ready to be stuffed into a stocking - or your stash for X-mas - Books, paint sets and lots of in-between to be seen in our preview...

Preview: Joaquín García Gázquez's new book - “Vignettes. A how-to guide series.” Now on pre-order...

We have looked at books from the master modeller Joaquín García Gázquez before here on TMN. However, he has a brand new book, published by Accion Press featuring the art of the Vignette. Called “Vignettes. A how-to guide series.” it is now on pre-order at a discount, and we have some images of what's inside in our preview...

Tuesday, December 6

Barracuda Studios want to electrify your lightning & Help you blood your mossie...

Roy from Barracuda Studios has long been an Anglophile in some of his aircraft loves, This month his company have released new sets to enhance your EE Lightning in 72nd and your Mossie in all three scales. See them all in our preview....

Monday, December 5

Two new Russian tankers to suit your most modern AFV's from Stalingrad Miniatures

Stalingrad are well known for the WWII era figures they often make, but now we are going fully modern, and Russian, with the creation of two modern tankers wearing the all new 6B48 Ratnik-ZK individual protection suits for all of your new Armata-series of AFV's. Let's see these two new tankers and the references for them both...

Sunday, December 4

Alpine Miniatures, Three new figures + several spare heads = six new releases for December

Alpine Miniatures are releasing something very familiar, and something very different, along with a few spare heads to rub together, these make up their six new releases available right now. We walk you through them in our preview...

Saturday, December 3

AK Interactive, laying the groundwork for all your diorama dreams...

AK Interactive have a massive range of new terrains to offer eager modellers this December. Snow, Ice, Water, Swamp Mud, Dust, Dirt, Water and Tarmac - now easily able to be replicated on your bench – They even have a new 560-page book dedicated to how to apply them all as well! Read on to see what is new...

Friday, December 2

Build review - Francois tames the new tool Revell 1/35th Leopard I

Francois loves a Belgian-centric kit – that is why Revell of Germany's new tool Leopard I kit in 35th scale hit his radar early on, (there are also Dutch & German Leos in this boxing as well.) So he got to building it to show you just what type of kit to expect, and how it all goes together...

Thursday, December 1

Popular vehicles, aircraft & ships for Xmas with Revell’s new November items.

Revell of Germany’s new Items for November have the most popular German WWII Jet & tank, ships from the past & present, fast cars,smaller scale weapons, props, Phantoms, It's all there, so let’s have a look in our preview