Friday, July 21

Pt.II Painting & Weathering Guide of Miniart's new 35th scale T54-2 in Ammo shades.

Miniart is making some great new models of the largest, toughest tanks to enter service in the last century, with a focus especially on the Post-WWII "T" series of medium and MBT's. Paul got his hands on Miniart's new 35th scale T54-2 kit, and we have already seen part I of the build and how it goes together - Today he paints it with AMMO shades in Pt. II of his guide...

Wednesday, July 19

In-boxed & Build Guide - Andy gets to building Takom's 35th scale Krupp Raumer S

A military vehicle like no other – the very futuristic looking WWII mine clearer the Raumer S from Takom in 35th scale looks JUST like a kit that Andy would like to build – so we unleashed him on it in a build guide, review and in the next part a painting and weathering guide. For now, let's see what is in the kit and how it goes together...

Tuesday, July 18

Preview: Celebrating 20 issues of Abrams Squad - a Special Edition free to subscribers - & cheap to everyone else...

Abrams Squad: The Modern Modelling Magazine was the first magazine in the world devoted solely to Modern Warfare modelling. To celebrate their first 20 issues with a special and limited edition of a guide for collectors. Thematic indexes and summaries of best articles.

Monday, July 17

Interior fire wall in a familiar shape? The Panther series with full interiors in 35th scale from TAKOM is more certain now...

So that's more than proven our theory, hasn't it? The all too familiar interior fire wall of a Panther D is the latest in Takom's new sneak shots of its upcoming Kursk series of tanks -  Yes, Takom is making the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Sd. Kfz. 171 tank! This and the two engines we have already seen are the information that cements our guess on the forthcoming series and first release kits from Takom...

In-Boxed: Bronco's colourful Cruiser - Mk.II/IIA/IIA CS (A10 Mk.I/1A/1A CS) in 35th scale

Bronco Models has released a new 35th scale British Cruiser Tank in several marks - Mk.II/IIA/IIA CS (A10 Mk.I/1A/1A CS) – Clayton has got his out and is building it already – but first he stopped off to show you what is in the box in this – his In-boxed review...

Sunday, July 16

In-Boxed: Gary gets to grips with Meng's new 48th scale Lockheed Martin F-35A JSF Lightning II

Pretty interesting - this new kit from Meng. This new  F-35  kit in 48th scale has caused some opinions already - so we thought to get to what it is really like then who better to take a look and build it than our man Gary. Today he gets to examining the box and then dry-fitting the components before his build for us in the coming weeks. See what he thinks so far...

Saturday, July 15

SM.03 Sazabi Custom from Rinaldi Studio Press is on pre-order at a discount until July 31

We have already looked in detail at two books in the interesting new "SM" series (single Model) in the form of the first - SM.01 Fish Submarine & then the SM.02 S-65 Tractor in review here on TMN, but now, the third in this series is almost upon us, we have the info on what to expect, some pictures and info on how to get this book at a pre-order discount...

Friday, July 14

MiniArt continue to pack a whallop with the new releases of this Panzerfaust 30/60 Set in 35th scale

MiniArt give us more details to flesh out our dioramas – This time the dual release of the Panzerfaust Faustpatrone 30 and Panzerfaust 60 with crates to ship them in – we look at the weapon, the sprues and the bits that come with them in a photo spread to show what to expect in this release. Check it out in our preview...

Thursday, July 13

Malaysia Miniatures Hobby Show 2017 & MALCOM - Pt.II of Macson's report: Aircraft, figure & vehicle Galleries

Our reporter on the spot Mr. Macson Tan has shared with us two walkarounds from the combined Malaysia Miniatures Hobby Show 2017 & MALCOM (Malaysia Competition)  held over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of July. Today we have the Aircraft, figure and vehicle Galleries of the models on display in Pt.II of his report.

Wednesday, July 12

Build Guide Pt.II - see the boys continue the build of Italeri's 32nd scale F-35A Lightning...

Nicolas & François team up to continue with the great build of the new Italeri F-35A Lightning II in 32nd scale. See how it is going together - take a look to see what you think of the features ( and facets) of this interesting kit in large scale in Pt.II of their build

Tuesday, July 11

Gallery - Malaysia Miniatures Hobby Show 2017 & MALCOM (Malaysia Competition) AFV Gallery

Our reporter on the spot Mr. Macson Tan has shared with us two walkarounds from the combined Malaysia Miniatures Hobby Show 2017 & MALCOM (Malaysia Competition)  held over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of July. Today we have the largest category – the AFV Gallery of the models on display in Pt.I of his report.

Sunday, July 9

In-Boxed: the new 35th scale M47 Patton From: Takom

Paul has been looking forward to starting his build of Takom's 35th scale M47 Patton so much he only paused for a few minutes to take pictures of what's in the box and tell us what we thought before he got to building the kit (he's already started) so here is his roundup of initial thought before the build gets going...

Saturday, July 8

On two wheels, many legs, three propellers, a large hull and red all over with Revell's August kits,

A big bike for ChiPs, a butcher bird of the night, a bunch of boxes afloat, some old warriors and a birthday for the “Rotter” - Let's see what's new from Germany this month in our preview…

Friday, July 7

Dual build - Modelcollect's V-I vs Rheintochter w/E-100 Launchers in Andy's finished article...

Today see the finish of the dual build of Modelcollect's two new E-100 Missile launchers. Andy not only gives us his build guide of the 1/72nd Rheintochter 1 Launcher with E-100 Body - but also the boxing of the same scale and brand's V-1 launching platform as well - See him finish them both off into his final part in today's story...

Wednesday, July 5

We look at Hobbyboss’ latest in August 2017 new item preview

Hobbyboss have four new models ready for us in August - another Fitter, a tiny Loco with a lot of pull, a beautiful AMX and a floating Strasbourg? see what we are on about in our preview that includes markings and sprues…

Tuesday, July 4

New from Bronco in August: Russian Zil-131V Tractor Truck From Bronco Models in 35th scale

Seems like Bronco Models are working on their moulds of the Zil-131cargo truck they released recently - this time the Zil-131 ( &130) tractor truck is up for the 35th scale injection moulding process treatment. Let us have a look at the real thing, as well as the feature set on this new kit from Bronco...

Monday, July 3

Build Guide Pt II: 48th scale Bronco Models Curtiss Mk.IIB Tomahawk (P-40C) - Painting & Decaling.

Gary has already shown us how to build your 48th scale Bronco Tomohawk (P-40C) and today we continue on with the second part of the build phase - painting & decalling. Gary tries out the Slovakian brand "Mr.Paint" in this build - see what he thought of the paint and how it went on in today's part II.

Sunday, July 2

Tiger 131 from World of Tanks leads Italeri's interesting looking lot of August kits in our preview...

Italeri has some more interesting kits in different genres and scales with a special bonus to those who play "World of Tanks" as well as some good looking models - Check out all of their new August kits in our preview, with boxart, colours and sprues for each of these...

Saturday, July 1

Read n' Reviewed: Sturmgeschütz III on the Battlefield 4 - World War Two Photobook Series (Vol.13)

We like the StuG III – but obviously not as much as the peeps at Peko Publishing, as this is the fourth book in the "On The Battlefield" series to feature this particular vehicle. Will it stand up to the quality of the others in this series? Well, we read it, and we thought we would take you through this latest issue so you can see what's inside.

Friday, June 30

In-Boxed: Andy gets to examining the 35th scale IBG Models Scammell Pioneer SV2S

With two new Scammel Pioneers in 35th scale entering the market in close proximity from two different manufacturers, we thought it only proper to build both of them and show off the virtues of each of those kits for you all. Today Andy shows us his IBG Models Scammell Pioneer SV2S before he starts cutting the plastic…

Thursday, June 29

Time to let Daco Products how much would you pay for a new 32nd Fouga Magister...

DACO is slowly working away on a new 1/32nd scale kit- they are proposing a large scale Fouga Magister – want to say how much you want to pay for it? Check out this preview...

Wednesday, June 28

Stalingrad give us the Curious Cats of the Wehrmacht in 1941 in their new "Big Set" & Single figures

The sight of the T-34, KV-1 & KV-2's on the battlefield was surely a shock to the German soldiers on the advance into Russia during "Operation Barbarossa" in 1941. SO when these tough tanks were knocked out there was a lot of interest from the Soldaten, and some were curious enough to have a sneak peek – This is the scene that Stalingrad Miniatures has captured in the new "Big Set" of resin figures just released – let's take a look...

Tuesday, June 27

Preview: 35th scale Krupp L2H143 Kfz.69 Armored Krupp Protze Kfz.69 with 3.7cm Pak 36 (late version) from Bronco Models


The up-armoured and up-gunned 37mm Pak 36 Krupp Protze field modification was not well known, but this looks like an interesting model that has finally been captured in 35th scale injection moulded plastic by Bronco Models. We have a full feature set of the kit & a few bits and pics of the real thing way back when to whet the appetite...

Monday, June 26

So... Its the M3 Lee & Grant in 35th from Takom after all...

SO there it is – the M3Lee and Grant in 35th scale from takom – we have some limited info on them in our preview...

Twin Construction Guide: Andy's Rheintochter 1 Launcher & V1 missile launcher with E-100 Body in 72nd from Modelcollect

A bit of a bonus today - as Andy not only gives us his build guide of the 1/72nd Rheintochter 1 Launcher with E-100 Body - but also the boxing of the same scale and brand's V-1 launching platform as well - See him blast off into his build in today's story...

Sunday, June 25

Preview: AK Interactive's new Tanker Techniques Magazine 07 "Urban War" is all -too relevant...

Today in our preview we look at the latest issue of AK Interactive's book on AFV Modelling "Tanker". This issue #7 focuses on conflicts in villages, cities & urban environments. In this issue, we can feel the battle and see the destruction recreated in some amazing works and learn how to make tour own scenes of urban destruction...

Saturday, June 24

A new figure of an MG 42 SS Schütze, in 1944 by Eisernes Kreuz & Andrea Miniatures in 1/16 - 1/35 - 1/48 - 1/72nd scales

The latest figure release from Andrea Miniatures is from the cold and deep expanse of the Russian front in 1944. This MG 42 gunner is available in the popular military scales of 35th & 16th, 48th & 72nd -  Let's have a look to find out a little more about him...

Friday, June 23

Mantis Miniatures with new kits - not too "Deer" - just a little "Doe"

Mantis Miniatures have sent us some new information on a handy way to populate your countryside with fauna as well as a handy way to upgrade your Jeep! See these three sets in 35th scale in our new item preview...