We seem to be seeing a lot more obscure vehicles in the latest 35th scale models coming out from many model companies. Reason says there is a need for crews to populate these vehicles. Alpine Miniatures has seen a need for some new early war Panzer crew, sold as singles or as a pair, these crewman look ok in the preview we have seen, but let's see how they look unpainted straight from the box and made up...
Tuesday, February 28
Monday, February 27
has now given us an eighteenth issue – with this new magazine taking us into unfamiliar territory. Along with the usual 35th scale tanks, this instalment features both 48th and 72nd scale tanks and dios as well! Let's see how these different scales fit into this issue and what we thought about it.
Saturday, February 25
Another new 1/35th scale resin figure from Mob Miniatures is up for review today – This time a scantily-clad warrior woman who hunts the zombies. If you are worried about the lack of clothing, well she has protection - a large gun strapped to her leg! Let's put the puns aside and look at this new figure from the Biochemical Frenzy series...
Friday, February 24
A lot of you have probably heard of the authors of the book we reviewed today – Mark Neville, Andy Taylor and David Parker... These three modellers have been plying their trade for a long time, and know how to write, take photographs and most importantly turn out a good model. So when they teamed up to make a book that features the wrecked tanks from a Russian scrapyard we were hoping for the best. See what we thought about their new book "Scrapyard Armour.Modelling Scenes from a Russian Armour Scrapyard"
Thursday, February 23
Amusing Hobby carries on their line of paper panzers with one of the biggest hitters, and something that World of Tanks players will be familiar with, the mighty Jagdpanther II in 35th scale. We have some the kit to show you what is inside and what to expect before we start to build the kit (too late we have already started) Let's have a look at what's in the box.
Wednesday, February 22
Today we have something a little different from the usual soldiers in WWII era this March/ April. Two kits from the 19th century series of Native American warriors on one hand and some people trying to make a living and take some R n' R from Vietnam, the choice is there from the always innovative Masterbox.
Tuesday, February 21
We were very impressed with Volume I of the Canfora Publishing's "Wingspan" which we reviewed last year. So when we found out that Vol II of this series, again focussing on great 1/32nd aircraft model builds was on the way we were busting to look at what was inside. We got to read the book, and this is what we found...
Monday, February 20
The early war WWII-vintage German Sd.Kfz 247 was not made in great numbers - but that did not stop Bronco Models taking it on as an injection moulded kit. Paul already has one of these new models he is already building it, but before he shows us just how it goes together he paused to show you just what comes inside the box. Let's see what lies inside the box.
Sunday, February 19
Miniart has satisfied many with the new release of their Catalogue of items for 2017/8 - we have been looking on with a certain surprise as to their kit improvements since their inception, now it looks like they have arrived on the big time with some of the new releases for this year. Let’s dive in to see what’s new from them in 2017…
Saturday, February 18
Friday, February 17
Thursday, February 16
The latest Imperial Star Destroyer in 1/2700th scale from Zvezda was a real surprise to a lot of modellers, and a welcome one too! But not many people out there have seen reliable pictures fo what is in the box. Our man Li choo has one and he thought it only proper to show you all what was inside his kit so you can judge for yourself the quality. Let's see what he thought...
Wednesday, February 15
Paul has already built the brother to this new kit from Bronco, so we thought that he would be the best person to talk us through what’s in the box of his new 35th scale Sturmgeschütz III Ausf E (Sd.Kfz 142/1 Eastern front Edition) from Bronco Models. This kit promises metal barrel, Photo-etch and other small nice features. See what he thought tin his “In Boxed” review…
Monday, February 13
Need news Nuts & Bolts on your Jagdpanzer IV? Well if you do need a new reference book on this much-liked tank destroyer, walkarounds, blueprints, period & new photos as well as modelling help on this TD, then you would include this as one of your go-to books in theory - but is it a worthy addition to the series? We have read it, so we can tell you all about this new book in our review...
Sunday, February 12
Trumpeter's new releases... turreted fighters, an Iraqi MBT, a ship with small aircraft & an aircraft with a small bit of a ship...
Friday, February 10
Thursday, February 9
Gary Wickham has already given us his first impressions in a review, and first part in a build guide of the possibly game-changing new Meng Models P-51D Mustang in 48th scale. This kit can go together without glue, & the construction is meant to be as simple as possible. Let's see what Gary did with his kit in Part II "how-to" build.
Tuesday, February 7
Monday, February 6
Sunday, February 5
Saturday, February 4
Friday, February 3
We have the first part in our little picture walk-arounds by our mate and well-known
n modeller Charlie Pritchett of the Nuremberg Toy Fair that is currently being held this week. Doors open to the public tomorrow, so we thought it was a good time to give you a sneak peek at some of the booths so far...
Wednesday, February 1
Nuremberg Toy Fair is always awash with some great releases, and the first (among many so far) that has caught this scribe's eye is the new 35th scale 30.5CM Mörser "Bär“ with that massive gun on board. We think those “what-if” guys will go nuts with this one, so let's have a look at what Amusing hobby have shown us...