Monday, May 29

Kittyhawk's 1/48th scale UH-1D "Huey" – just about to dust off...

With help from Detail & Scale and Floyd Werner, Kittyhawk's Follow up to the 48th scale modern version UH-1Y "Venom" chopper we are now seeing the daddy of helicopters, the ubiquitous UH-1D "Huey" helicopter. Kittyhawk has sent out CAD shots, but now we can see the built up test shot in the flesh – take a look...

Sunday, May 28

Preview: AK Interactive's new Aces High Issue 10 - "Eastern Front" is here

We look forward to each edition of the "Aces High" magazine, it features some of the best aircraft modelling currently on display in the hobby with a bunch of great builders showing off their builds. This new issue has us interested, as it features both sides of the conflict in the massive air war over the Eastern Front in WWII. We have some pictures of what to expect in this issue.

Friday, May 26

Build Guide Pt II: Eduard 1/48th scale Harrier Gr7/9 "Limited Edition" Kit

Today we see Andrew Perren's second part of his build of the Eduard 48th scale Harrier Gr7/9 Limited Edition kit. There are four parts to this build, and today Andrew starts to lay the paint to the smaller and the larger areas of the kit - It's all coming together in part II...

Thursday, May 25

Dual Review: Two Barracuda Studios Resin sets for the 48th scale Spitfire

Barracuda Studios has released two sets of aftermarket replacement cockpits for the Spitfire in 48th scale. These are added to the two variants that have already ben released by Barracuda. Bruce had a look at what is in each of these two new sets and what he thinks of the execution in his dual review today.

Wednesday, May 24

Build Guide Pt.I: Paul's take on MiniArt's 35th scale T-54-2 Soviet Medium Tank (mod 1949)

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 though he would give us his build guide of the kit's construction. Let's take a look at it going together in Pt.I of his build guide

Tuesday, May 23

Preview: Accion Press releases PANZER ACES 54 – Modern Warfare Special

Panzer Aces usually show off armour and AFV up until the end of WWII – they have leapt into the future now with a Modern Warfare special in English and in Spanish Languages – Chek out what's inside in our preview of issue #54

Monday, May 22

Build Guide Pt I: Eduard 1/48th scale Harrier Gr7/9 "Limited Edition" Kit

Today we see Andrew Perren's build of the Eduard 48th scale Harrier Gr7/9 Limited Edition kit. It features Hasegawa plastic tricked out with Eduard goodies that promise to bring great detail to the base model. There are four parts to this build, today the build starts in a great fashion. Click on to see how to get the best out of your own kit...

Sunday, May 21

Build Pt: II - Andy works the hull in a cut-out fashion of Takom's King Tiger Henschel Turret w/Zimmerit – “Abt.505”

Andy's build of the new King Tiger from Takom in 35th scale is underway, Today we see the second part of the build and the cutaway process come to form in the completion of the hull interior - see how he did it in today's build guide Pt.II.

Saturday, May 20

Kittyhawk are busy reworking & refining their Su-34 in 48th scale...

After the announcement of the Su-35 in 48th scale, Kittyhawk are going to bring its stable mate in the same scale in the form of the  Su-34 "Fullback" – Let's look at the improvements that have been going on with this kit asince it's first inception in our preview...

Friday, May 19

June from Trumpeter - A massive Abrams - small Foxhound, Medium BAR, a dutch missile launcher & T72 in 35th...

Trumpeter's June release feature aircraft and armour in a few different scale, the armour guys especially will be loving the 16th scale M1a1 AIM abrams, the 35th sale T72 , MLRS & BAR German paper tank while the jet guys get another twin-engined Mig in 72nd scale ( the only scale according to some) -  Sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview

Wednesday, May 17

Charlie finishes his tour of the Shizuoka Hobby Show with some fine figure, Land, Sea & Air models

Charlie Prichett's trip to the Shizuoka Hobby Show is today's story. Some of the most lovely models of figures, small vignettes and scenes with cars, aircraft & ships are on display...

Tuesday, May 16

Charlie's trip continues with his galleys of the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017 - Tank, Military and AFV dioramas


We could not get to the Shizuoka Hobby Show this year - but our good buddy Charlie Prichett could - so he sent us his pictures to share with you of great models on display in the competition hall. There are so many that we broke them up into some loosely associated groups. Today we see the Tank, Military and AFVs and associated dioramas in a walk around of some of the best-submitted pieces at the show...

Monday, May 15

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017 - Charlie's Sci-fi/ Fantasy Gallery

We could not get to the Shizuoka Hobby Show this year - but our good buddy Charlie Prichett could - so he sent us his pictures to share with you of great models on display int he competition hall. There are so many that we broke them up into some loosely associated groups. Today we see the Gundam, MAK, Sci-fi and Star Wars kits of the show along with a lot of others on display. There are some great works here....

Sunday, May 14

Charlie's tour of Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017: Aircraft of all shapes n' sizes

Out friend Charlie Pritchett has sent us lots of pictures of the competition and exhibition halls of the Shizuoka Hobby Show of 2017. We will have lots of galleries this week, starting off with something for all the aircraft lovers...

Friday, May 12

Charlie's Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017 report, all that's new, weird and wonderful...

Our roving (freelance) reporter Charlie Prichett has sent us these pictures from the 2017 Shizuoka Japan model show. He has had some good access to look at all of the new, weird and wonderful models from the event. Some great stuff 

Wednesday, May 10

Hasegawa’s items for June/July 2017 - new colours and options for lots of different types of kits

Hasegawa has an amazing range of difference in their June/ July releases, lots of new colours and limited editions here – we have a list of these in our preview for you to check out.....

Tuesday, May 9

Bronco are cruising' gliding, and rocket firing with their two new releases...

Bronco's two new interesting kits, a new-tooled 35th scale cruiser Mk II in lots of different colours & sub-types, the other a 72nd scale DFS glider - this time with three rockets firing backwards in the nose. We have CAD pictures, colours and some info on the forthcoming kits in our preview...

Monday, May 8

Meng drops a bomb (and some missiles) on your 48th scale modern fighter aircraft kit...

If you are going to get into the most modern of fighter and bombers in the air force, then why not start to make great weapons to go along with them? Meng continues its attempt at airborne dominance with new bombs, missiles and other ordinance in 48th scale

Preview: New Nuts & Bolts - Vol.38 Jagdpanzer IV Part 2: L/48 (Sd.Kfz. 162)

Can't wait for the second part of the series on the Jagdpanzer IV from Nuts & Bolts? After our review in the first of the two books covering the complete history of this vehicle, now part II which covers the VOMAG and ALKETT versions is available we thought we would give you a quick preview of what is inside...

Saturday, May 6

May releases from Italeri are very varied and may-be interesting to some...

Italeri sure has something for everyone in their latest releases set to land by the end of the month. Aircraft, Trucks, Cars, Tanks & Infantry along with a whole battle scene on the American Frontier. These are varied and very promising looking for several builders out there to get into. We see boxart, colours, sprues and everything else in our preview...

Friday, May 5

In-Boxed: Eduard 1/48th scale Harrier Gr7/9 "Limited Edition" Kit

Andrew Perren has opened up his account here on TMN with a really nice build of the Harrier Gr7/9 in a Limited Edition kit that features Hasegawa plastic tricked out with Eduard goodies that promise to bring great detail to the base model. There are four parts to this build, and today we will see just what is in the box. Click on to see what's inside...

Wednesday, May 3

In-Boxed: Clayton shows us his 35th scale FV432 Mk.2/1, British APC fromTakom

The tiny FV432 Mk.2/1, British APC is a popular vehicle with the British and international forces, the modellers of the world seem to like it aslo, which kind of say why Takom would want to make a newly tooled kit of this tiny APC. Clayton is making his, but he thought he would show you what's in the box before he puts glue to plastic....

Tuesday, May 2

Bruce build guide: Bronco's 72nd scale DFS230B-1 Light Assault Glider

In today's build guide Bruce takes on Bronco Models new 72nd scale kit of the DFS230B-1 Light Assault Glider. It is pretty detailed for its small scale as you will see in our his build that there is lots to like about this new small scale glider…

Monday, May 1

Revell feels the force after a Jägermeister, a Vampire, Ju-88 and a couple of choppers...

We look at Revell of Germany's new items of May, with a couple of Porche's, a WWII favourite, cold war fighter and some small scale helicopters and a very small scale ( but very large) Star Destroyer. We have pictures of the made up models and colours & sprues in our preview...