Tuesday, January 31

DVD Review: J.M.Villalba's "USF - Detailing, Painting and Weathering United States WWII Fighters"

Last year we looked at the very good learning video from top modeller J.M.Villalba called "RLM - Painting and Weathering Luftwaffe WWII aircraft." Now, a year later, we have a new DVD covering the other side of the air war in WWII. This time, a P-51D gets the same expert modelling treatment in his new DVD. Gary got to watch it, and now he shares his verdict on the DVD in today's review...

Monday, January 30

Clayton's Build Guide Pt II: Takom’s 35th scale Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Henschel Turret w/Zimmerit – “Abt.505”

Here on TMN we have three builds going on right now of the new King Tiger from Takom in 35th scale. Now that Clayton has finished his own build of the “Abt. 505” Heavy Tiger II  - and it look marvellous to us - see what you think in his finishing of the exterior guide...

Sunday, January 29

Build Guide Review Pt II: Bruce finishes Kittyhawk's 48th scale Super Etendard.

Bruce has been fettling and shading Kittyhawk's new 48th scale Super Etendard for a while, now he has finished the kit, he can tell the tale of how he got there and what he thought about the journey. See how it turned out int he second part of the build guide of this kit...

Saturday, January 28

Italeri's new kits of February - lots of genres & new plastic on display...

...This new bunch of releases for February from Italeri includes large trucks, wargaming scale soviet tanks and a German Ambulance, with 48th scale aircraft thrown in. Let's have a look at what's new with the sprues and colours in our preview...

Friday, January 27

Read n' Reviewed - Erik Mombeeck's new Luftwaffe Gallery 5

We always look forward to seeing a few special author's works every year, Erik Mombeeck's works are in that category. It is also always interesting to see if the standard we judge them by is being upheld. It was with interest then that we received Erik's new book "Luftwaffe Gallery #5" Let's see if he is keeping his end of the bargain in our review...

Thursday, January 26

Preview: Pla Editions - Bear in the Sand: Modelling the Russian Armour in Syria and Libya

Abrams Squad and Pla Editions have modern warfare modelling in their sights, and what more modern a conflict than the fighting in Libya and Syria? Thier latest special edition features just these setting of war with several builds featuring Russian armour in these theatres, check them out as we take a look in today’s preview…

Wednesday, January 25

Build review – Two dynamic figures from our childhood in 1/35th scale from Qing Yi Miniatures.

Today we offer the build review of Neucraft's two new very active German mid-war era soldiers from Qing Yi Miniatures. These two are sold as a set and as singles, and they look like they are doing far more than posing at the side of a tank! Let’s look at them in our build review…

Tuesday, January 24

Build Guide Pt I: Takom’s 35th scale Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Henschel Turret w/Zimmerit – “Abt.505”

Here on TMN we have three builds going on right now of the new King Tiger from Takom in 35th scale. Today Clayton guides us through his own construction & paint tutorial of the interior of his own build of the “Abt. 505” Heavy Tiger II. See his path through to the exterior paint stage in today's article...

Sunday, January 22

ICM Models Catalogue & new items of 2017-2018

 Looking at these new models from ICM we see some surprising new tooled items in small and the largest of the usual modelling scales. All of the new items are clearly marked so you can easily pick them out, so feast your eyes on what's new and what maybe isn't in this lot.

Saturday, January 21

Preview: AK Interactive's four new products for January 2017

AK Interactive has four new sets for January that are pretty much in the centre of many modeller's wish-list. A new set to accentuate yellow uniforms, as well as all your paint needs to colour you Vietnam GI's are combined with two new sets in co-operation with MENG for the 48th Mustang and the new 35th scale King Tiger. Check them out in our preview today...

Friday, January 20

Preview from Luftfahrtverlag Start: “To the Gates of Moscow with the 3rd Panzer Division.”

Axel's team at Luftfahrtverlag Start have an important new tome they have just released – This is the story of a medical officer on his attachment to the 3rd Panzer Division in Southern Russia. Through his journal and many included pictures, maps & accounts, you can experience the hell of the eastern front in 1941. Find out all you need to know about this very impressive new book in our preview...

Thursday, January 19

Paul's Build Guide of Panda Hobby's 35th scale 9K330 "Tor" Air Defence System

So Paul goes into his build of the Panda Hobby 9K330 “Tor” Air Defence System after his In-box review of the kit. It is looking pretty good so far – bu the proof is in the building of a kit – so let's see how Paul went with his construction build guide of this massive Anti-Aircraft Missile System...

Wednesday, January 18

In box Review: Meng Models 35th scale Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Henschel Turret plus Meng's Zimmerit set to match.

In the arms race that is the control of the modern modelling bench, the King Tiger in 35th scale is one of the pinnacles of our hobby. Whoever gets this one right is at the top of the tree, so now we see MENG Models attempt at the throne with their brand new King Tiger in 35th. They have added a Zimmerit set that we will also take a look at in today's in-Box review.

Tuesday, January 17

Takom let a pair of Maus loose in der hause....

Takom has stunned us again with their new release of not only one - but two Maus super heavy tanks in 35th scale. It appears two of the original prototype shapes are now in production - This is what we know about both of the kits so far...

Monday, January 16

Build Guide Pt I: Takom's 35th scale King Tiger Henschel Turret w/Zimmerit - Cutaway with all internals exposed...

For such a big kit as Takom's new full interior King Tiger in 35th scale we brought out the big guns. Today it is Andy's turn to take on this extensive kit in an intricate cut-away model. We know the best way to eat an elephant is one piece at a time, so along those lines, we have Part I of the build guide in today's news...

Sunday, January 15

Hasegawa "March" on with their varied list for the third month of 2017...

We are already into the third month of releases on schedule from Hasegawa – we have a list of these aircraft, ships, egg planes, rally cars and even a digger in our preview for you to check out.....

Friday, January 13

Panzer Aces 53 Magazine German vehicles special preview...

German vehicles are the main focus of the new edition of Panzer Aces. Here at TMN H.Q. We love to see these English translated magazines in this series as the model making is just so good. Let’s take a look at issue 53 in our preview…

Thursday, January 12

Barracuda Studios four resin sets to match your new model releases

Roy Sutherland from Barracuda Studios has a quartet of model enhancements he has just released to add to some of the latest kits on the market, We thought we would show you what they are made of in today's new item preview...

Wednesday, January 11

Build Guide: Macson Tan's take on Takom's 35th scale G6 Rhino Self-Propelled Howitzer

Now we have looked at the kit in the box we thought we would show you just how good you can make it - Macson Tan shows us how he built his 1/35th scale G6 Rhino SANDF Self-Propelled Howitzer from Takom. Let's see just how he did it in the year's first build guide here on TMN...

Monday, January 9

Building the new 1/72nd single seat Eurofighter Typhoon from Revell Germany

François Laloux is a prolific builder of models here on TMN – even more so when the kit is as small as the new Revell Of Germany 72nd scale Eurofighter - He gives us a round up of the kits, as well as a walkthrough of his build in his latest build review. See how his turned out...

Saturday, January 7

Four new kits from Hobbyboss in February

In Hobbyboss' new items for February, we have a very old tank, a dreadnaught from the time before dreadnaughts, a modern US monster tank and a very popular Hawk. Check them out in our new Hobbyboss item preview...

Friday, January 6

In-Boxed: IBG Models 35th scale KTO Rosomak with OSS-M Turret

Always happy to have a look at something different in his modelling - Andy gives us his review of his new kit of the IBG Models 35th scale, the  KTO Rosomak with OSS-M Turret. This is an unusual vehicle & Andy gets to examining what is in the box before he gets to building it. Let's see what's in front of him...

Thursday, January 5

MiniArt Chills out with some new Germans in 35th scale...

MiniArt continues to crank the kits out of their HQ. We have a new figure kit with five Germans in the deep chill of "General Winter" to show you in 35th scale today in our preview...

Wednesday, January 4

In-boxed: Takom's 35th scale G6 Rhino Self-Propelled Howitzer

Takom has been on a roll since their inception, with a load of different vehicles of all types presented. They often provide a simple build with a lot of detail still present. Today we review their new 35th scale G6 Rhino SANDF Self-Propelled Howitzer. Let's see just how it looks before we tear into the plastic to build it.

Tuesday, January 3

D-Day studio give us VE Day, also the scene of a late war Luftwaffe aerodrome.

D-Day miniatures have two new sets of figures in 35th scale for the new year – one involving GI's and a bit of "De-Nazification," the other showing a pilot and his fair assistant in a quiet time on the aerodrome. Let's have a look at both of these sets and the figures individually in our preview...