Tuesday, April 24

Build Guide: Clayton whizzes together the PLA Main Battle Tank ZTZ96B from MENG Models in 1/35th scale

Clayton has Meng's new 35th scale Main Battle tank of the PLA on his workbench,  and in a flash he has it all built up and ready to paint - see how he got it done so fast, and maybe what this kit has to make it such an easy kit to make in his build guide...

Monday, April 23

Takom's new Bergepanther - first with boxart in both A & D versions..

Takom have given us the first hint of what to expect on their two new Bergepanther kits - both in Ausf. A & Ausf.D We have some info on the kit and the original vehicles in our preview...

Friday, April 20

In-Boxed: 1/35th scale German Molch Midget Submarine from Hobbyboss


Today we are taking a look at the new  1/35th scale German Molch Midget Submarine  From Hobbyboss. This is a great looking submarine and interesting to this reviewer, but would it be any good? We are building it, but first, let's look at what is in the box in our review...

Thursday, April 19

HK Models B-17 E/F Flying Fortress Build Guide Pt V - Landing Gear & Wheelwells

Lukas is five parts into his Hong Kong Models 32nd scale B-17E/F build, and this time its the landing gear and wheel bays getting the super detail and paint treatment. This part stars Eduard photo-etch additions, AK Interactive washes, Mr Paint colours and a lot of Lukas' elbow grease and sanity - see how it's shaping up in his article...

Wednesday, April 18

Read n' reviewed: Panzer IV on the Battlefield Vol 2 World War Two Photobook Series From Peko Publishing


Issue ten of this series saw the first of the two books from Peko Publishing that focussed on the Panzer IV - today we bring you our thoughts on the second book in the series on this - the workhorse of the Wehrmacht - with the "Lang" Panzer IV on the Battlefield Volume 2...

Tuesday, April 17

New products for April from Hobbyboss - A Skyhawk, a flying boat, & a Russian missile launcher with a telephone number for a name...

Like he said /\/\/\/\  - a diverse lot from Hobbyboss in April with sprues, colours, decals and boxart in our preview...

Monday, April 16

The latest big cat from Meng Models as their new 35th scale Jagdpanther ambushes us

OK, so Meng have it in their plans now to bring us the Sd.Kfz 17 Jagdpanther Ausf.G1 model in35th scale to our modelling benches, We have so far only a few CAD images in our preview - but we do know this one will be popular...

Sunday, April 15

In-Boxed: Tamiya's German Assault Pioneer Team & Goliath Set in 1/35th scale

Tamiya's new 35th scale Goliath and tree crew members are under examination today - We have already built this set up to show you, but first - what is in the kit and how does it look on first glance? Let's have a look...

Friday, April 13

AK Interactive has four new products (and lots of Cork) available this April...

AK Interactive's new products for April feature three new publications that look very well put together, the Tanker magazine, Realism volume three and special book from Adam Wilder on the application of Photo-etch to your models look great - and who doesn't need more Cork? See what we mean in our preview...

Thursday, April 12

Alpine Miniatures does what it does best - The elite of Germany's WWII Infantry in four different releases...

Alpine Miniatures bring us the creme of the youth of Germany with three different figures in two scales over four releases. The Waffen SS soldier bust in 1/16th scale join the single set of two and pair of Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger soldiers also from the late WWII era. See what they look like in our preview...

Wednesday, April 11

Bronco Models new 35th scale kit of the German Tactical Assault Glider DFS 230 B-1 w/ 4 Fallschirmjäger landing in April!

Bronco Models new 35th scale kit of the German Tactical Assault Glider DFS 230 B-1 w/ 4 Fallschirmjäger has been teased for a long time, & we are sure that it will sell incredibly well. However, what features does the kit have? We have the photos of the CAD features of this kit (rumoured for April/ May) including colours and markings in our preview...

Tuesday, April 10

In-Boxed: PLA Main Battle Tank ZTZ96B from MENG Models

Clayton has Meng's new 35th scale Main Battle tank of the PLA on his workbench, ready to carve in to - He paused to show us what is inside the colourful box before he got to building the kit. See what's inside this kit in his review...

Monday, April 9

Preview: Bandai's new Millennium Falcon (Lando Calrissian Version) in 1/144th scale

Bandai Models has sent details of the new version of the Millenium Falcon from the upcoming nod-fest (sorry I mean blockbuster) that will be " Solo: A Star Wars Story. The excuse for a new ship has not been missed by Bandai - who have already made a 1/144th scale kit of the ship - see what it looks like and the features in our preview...

Sunday, April 8

Read n' reviewed: Mirage 2000 Under the Skin from Eagle Aviation

"Walk around" reference books are something of an invaluable commodity to the modelling world, & although a lot can be gleaned from the internet now-days, that book in your hands you can take anywhere & read at any time still holds a place in modeller's hearts. See what Gary thought of Eagle Aviation's latest title that exposes the "Mirage 2000 - Under the Skin."

Saturday, April 7

Read n' Reviewed: Nuts & Bolts vol 39: Sd.Kfz. 6, 5 ton Zugkraftwagen, Bussing-NAG and variants from Nuts & Bolts

We got Paul to check out Nuts & Bolts latest "all-in-one" book featuring the Sd.Kfz. 6, 5-ton Zugkraftwagen, Bussing-NAG & Variants. This handy half-track was used in almost all theatres of WWII and so there is a lot to cover in this book - see what pul thought of the history, the design, the features, photos, colours and the models that have been made of this vehicle & variants in his "Read n' Reviewed" article today.

Friday, April 6

Andy examines three new tools from Dspiae in his "Tried n' Tested" review...

Andrew Perren was wondering what all the fuss is about when people mention the new tools from Dspiae in China. He decided to get his hands on a few of them to share his experiences with us - see what he thought about their Stepless Adjustment Circle Cutter, Hand Drill & Drill Set & 2.0 Single Blade Nippers.

Thursday, April 5

All the winners from the Greater Sydney Scale Model Expo 2018...

The 3rd Greater Sydney Scale Model Expo was held on the 17th-18th March at the Blacktown Leisure Centre in Sydney. This is one of the very popular modelling shows of the Southern Hemisphere, we have a gallery of some of the winners in today's photo report.

Wednesday, April 4

In-Boxed Pt II: 1/35th scale M911 C-HET & M747 Semi-Trailer from Meng Models

Last week Andy Moore looked at the tractor - truck unit of Meng's new US M1911 C-HET   in the first part of his In-box review. Today he examines not just the accompanying M747 Heavy Equipment Semi-Trailer, but also the decals, tyres, colour choices and photo-etch materials that also come in the kit box before he starts to build the kit.

Tuesday, April 3

Italeri's new April kits, with Sprues, colours, boxart in several genres & scales...

Although the hands-down star of this month's new releases from Italeri ALFA ROMEO 179 - 179C, there are a bunch of other interesting kits in different genres for most of us out there to get excited about - see for yourself with boxart, colours & box contents in our preview...

Sunday, April 1

We see the first pictures of the first built up 32nd scale F-5E/F from Kittyhawk

We have the first shots of the new test shots built up Kittyhawk F-5E in 32nd scale injection moulded plastic. Now we know Kittyhawk has a large scale Tiger II for us on the way it is great to see it in the flesh with many of the kit's features on show in today's preview...