Friday, September 29

A sneak peek at the new kits and a video from the 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show

The 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show is being held this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight East 7/8 Hall from September 29 Sunday till Sunday the 1st of October. Along with the Shizuoka show, this is the big industry show in Japan for the year, with many native and international companies releasing new products at the event. In time for the public show on the weekend, we have some preview information and a video supplied by the guys at Beaver Hobby company giving you a great rundown of what to expect on your visit...

Thursday, September 28

Preview: Bronco's Cruiser MK. I (A9 MK. I) & MK. I CS (A9 MK. I CS) in 35th scale

Bronco Models has released a new 35th scale British Cruiser MK. I (A9 MK. I) & a MK. I CS (A9 MK. I CS) in 35th scale. This tank has two main points that caught our eye straight away - see what's new with this variant, and some history on the real thing in our preview...

Wednesday, September 27

TAKOM adds another piece to the puzzle with a fully detailed turret of their 35th scale Panther A

Now we have the early, mid & late versions of Takom's Panzerkampfwagen V Panther A coming, we went data mining for more info on this incoming series. The full interior, choice of Zimmerit coatings, two engines we have already seen. Now we add the details to the turret interior with that powerful gun to the puzzle...

Meng's Panther A "Late" in 35th scale - now with stripes, "running" gear and new colours...

MENG has released more news and info on their new Panther A "late" model in 35th scale. New boxart & additional kits that add new running gear & four different Zimmerit patterns to the basic kit are in planning. See what we know so far on Meng's new cat...

Tuesday, September 26

Construction Review: Alpine Miniatures 35th scale "Ambush at Poteau." set no#2


Alpine Miniatures has released the second pair of what is a larger set of German soldiers of the SS in the scene of the infamous propaganda reel called the "Ambush at Poteau" in 1944. These two figures have lots of points of interest that we thought we might bring to light in a construction review, so we put them together with historical references of the scene, uniforms and equipment to show you a little more about these two...

Monday, September 25

Read n Reviewed: On Display vol.4 - Under The Red Star - Soviet Hardware Step-By-Step

For their fourth volume of "On Display" Canfora Publishing centres their sights on the vehicles that bore the Red Star of the Soviet Union. These interesting vehicles have been in vogue of late – and what better way to capture the excitement of this genre than by a step by step pictorial publication (that is now on a pre-order discount special price.) We have read the book, and we thought we would hare the contents with you in our review...

Sunday, September 24

Hasegawas releases for October, two legs, flat bottoms, bomb bays, torpedos and Lambos.

Hasegawa's August releases are, as usual, diverse, very nice looking whilst again fairly familiar to a lot of people out there, Check them out in our preview to see what is new and what has changed in their September kits...

Friday, September 22

Build Guide: Our build of the Maschinen Krieger Moon Type MK44H Prototype Limited Edition...

This boxing of Hasegawa's version of the 20th scale Maschinen Krieger Moon Type MK44H Prototype was the subject of our review recently. We put the weekend aside to build this new kit up - and found something familiar but altogether different in the construction process. We decided to show you how we made it step-by-step and what to look out for in your own build...

Thursday, September 21

Lukas' build guide Pt III: HK Models' 32nd scale B-17 E/F Flying Fortress - Detailing the interior fuselage & sealing it up...

Lukas' build of the HK Models new E/F version of the Flying Fortress in 32nd scale continues apace. He has sealed it all up and already, and right now he is working on the wings, securing them to the fuselage. He has paused to take pictures along the way, and to write up another part of his step-by-step build guide to show you how he has got it to this stage.

Wednesday, September 20

In-Boxed: Bruce is building the Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" in 48th scale from Kittyhawk Models

Kittyhawk has brought it's 48th scale Su-35 “Flanker E” to the market, and our man Bruce has one to build – before he starts to cut and glue he got some snaps together with his initial thoughts on the kit for an “In-Boxed” review for us to see the parts of the kit before they go together...

Tuesday, September 19

Stalingrad Miniatures gives us chills & Fever this month with a little person, four old birds and a garbage man?

Stalingrad Miniatures has several sets of new figures available this month. Chicks at the beach, chicks on the farm, a Ski trip and the weirdest couple I have ever seen. All of these various figures in different shapes and sizes are on our preview of Stalingrad’s new items

Monday, September 18

Paul's painting & weathering the 35th scale M47 Patton from Takom

Paul built up his 35th scale M47 Patton from Takom already, and now he starts to get to painting weathering and ageing the kit in his final part. See how he went in his build guide...

Sunday, September 17

Hobbyboss' new Item Preview for October - Sprues, Colours & Boxart...


Hobbyboss have four new models ready for us in October - A Butcher Bird the size of like we don't often see, a Kraz with an explosive payload, a real MAN's truck and an Imperial vessel all out to sea - See what we are on about in our preview that includes markings and sprues…


Saturday, September 16

Preview: AK Interactive's three new items for September

AK Interactive has brand new Aces High Magazine centred on the famous fw-190, the fourth edition of Panzer colours and a new set of paints for Soviet VVS aircraft from WWII. These have just been released, so we have some pictures and info in today's preview...

Friday, September 15

In-Boxed: Andy's take on Takom's 35th scale M3 Lee Early – US Medium

We have both the US Grant and M3 Lee on the build review list here at TMN. We got this, the M3 Lee first, so before he gets to building it, Andy Moore gives us a great look at what comes in the box, with some great detail shot of the kit compared to the real thing for you to see for yourselves what the kit is made of.

Thursday, September 14

Build Guide Pt IV: Andrew finishes Kittyhawk's 1/48 UH-1D/H Huey in brilliant style...

Andrew Perren has already given us an In-box review of the kit, a construction guide and painting guide of the inside of Kittyhawk's new "Huey" in 48th scale. Today, he presents his finished kit, with help from Werner's wings decals to make his Huey into an Aussie Vietnam era bird...

Wednesday, September 13

Build Guide Pt I: Andy's 35th scale IBG Models Scammell Pioneer SV2S gets it's undercarriage sorted...

The Scammell Pioneer SV2S from IBG Models was right up Andy's street, so when the chance to model one appeared he jumped into it. Pausing only to give us an "In-Boxed" article, Andy now gets building the kit in a smashing guide that all modellers should have a look at whatever their inclinations. See how he does it in today's build article...

Tuesday, September 12

Build Guide: Gary super details the 48th scale Vought F-8E Crusader 'Limited Edition'

Gary has already done a great deal of work on his "Limited Edition" boxing of Eduard's F-8E Crusader in48th scale - he has big plans for this kit, so big that he is actually building another Hasegawa boxing at the same time! In his article you can see them come to fruition step by step as he takes us through his build in great details. Get ready to get informed with his excellent build...

Sunday, September 10

Even at this scale they are large & in charge - three top drawer models from Revell this month

...See what's new from Revell of Germany with only three, but three very nice looking kits in this month's new releases in our preview…

Saturday, September 9

New boxing of the Su-35 in PLAAF colours with nice new parts from Kittyhawk

Kitty Hawk has already released its 48th scale version of the Sukhoi "Flanker-E" to eager modellers. Now it appears a new boxing of the kit with upgraded parts to further enhance your kit has arrived - and this one features the aircraft of the PLAAF. See whats new in our quick preview...

Friday, September 8

New books, mags & paint sets from AMMO this month in our preview...

The latest releases from the AMMO team have some new publications showing us the DNA of Panzers, the regular Aircraft & AFV weathering mags featuring camouflages of the fighting machines, and most notably we go back to the battlefields on mecha combat in a second volume of the series of books and some new paint sets to match – see them all in the AMMO preview for September...

Thursday, September 7

In-Boxed: US.Modern M114 – Up Armoured HMMWV by T-Model in 1/72nd scale

With today's "In-Boxed:" we look into a new company - "T-Model" that has made a small scale 72nd U.S.Modern M114 – Up Armoured HMMWV of the "HUUUUMVVEEE" as some people call it. See what Clayton though before he puts together this, the 21st century's answer to the Jeep.

Wednesday, September 6

Two on the deck, one on the water & two in the skies in Trumpeter's November novelties...

Trumpeter's November kits feature a truck & long-range missile launcher combos, a large scale early Stuka, New York on the water, a high flying watch advertisement, & an eight-wheeled AFV to "Rooikat". Sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview...