Saturday, June 30

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 "AFV Dioramas” Gallery Pt I

TMN went to Japan this year for the 2018 Shizuoka Hobby Show in central Shizuoka. We spent a few days at the show, already giving you our report of the industry day, Sci-Fi  & Aircraft model galleriesNow for the first part of the incredible dioramas that we liked at the show - mostly with soldiers on the ground in the last century in this series of shots...

Friday, June 29

Build review: Paul makes Bronco Models 1/35th scale Zil-131V Tractor Truck

Paul has been working on his 35th scale Bronco Models Zil-131(&130) tractor truck for a while now - And upon completion of the kit, he thought he might show you how he finished, painted, added a dash of realism to the kit in his article...

Wednesday, June 27

Build guide Pt II: Andy paints MiniArt's 35th scale Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri

Today Andy Moore continues building & painting Miniart's new 35th scale version of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") in 35th scale in his guide. See his process and thinking of the build and the paint and how both are intertwined in today's Part II of the build...

Monday, June 25

Tools tried n' Tested: Fine Engraver Blades & Holder

Gary Wickham has some new tools to test - Tamiya's Fine Engraver Blades & Holder are up for examination today. see what he thought with some good old procrastination, excellent insight and pictures to boot...

Saturday, June 23

AMMO's new July Items: Full of fuel, rusting, metallic, shiny & looking good on nightfighters...

AMMO's new June/ July products are including some interesting new products, The new Modern Gas pump kit, a book on rust and modulation, a new paint set for Luftwaffe Nightfighters, NATO vehicles & some other new materials to add to the range. See them all in our preview...

Friday, June 22

Nice new sprays, pencils, cutting mats & two different magazines in AK Interactive's June/July's news

AK Interactive has given us a spray - well plenty of them actually in several different shades and two sizes in their new aerosol range. These and some nice new pencils, cutting matts and two different magazines in June/July's new item preview...

Thursday, June 21

Bronco knock the "Dust" off an old favourite - A new 35th scale US M19A1 40mm Gun Motor Carriage “DUSTER” (KOREAN WAR)

Bronco has gone for something already seen in the 35th scale world. A new version of the 1/35th scale US M19A1 40mm Gun Motor Carriage “DUSTER” from the period of the Korean War (no not the forthcoming one) We have a feature set of what to expect and a little history of the vehicle in our preview...

Wednesday, June 20

Kittyhawk has CAD details of a 48th scale Ural 4320 tanker/ truck & bomb / rdinance trolley for those who need lading up...

Kittyhawk has made the truck that none of us has asked for, but many need. A 48th scale Ural 4320 truck - one of the main support vehicles from the Eastern Bloc, but this one comes with the Russian Bomb Loading trolley. These are only in CAD so far but they show some promise in our preview...

Tuesday, June 19

Revell's July/ August items, small & large in scale but all very nice looking...

The new items from Revell of Germany this month include some very nice little Hunter and the same scale Luchs, A very large Harley by any other name and an old-school brand new Typhoon - Today we show you the box-art, features & built-up models in this month's new releases preview...

Monday, June 18

Masterbox's new kits for July - a lady on the run, a fight to the end & a dog that's full to bursting on the way...

Masterbox continues to give us new figure sets in 1/35th and 1/24th scale in July/ August. A last stand, a dog that can't wait and a lass that needs some exercise are among the new releases from Masterbox next month.

Sunday, June 17

Partial Test Shot Build: Hong Kong Models Avro Lancaster Mk. I in 32nd scale


At the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show we were treated to a great man exciting new models, none more exciting to us than the Hong Kong Models 1/32nd scale Lancaster Mk I test kit that made an appearance. What was even better than that was the opportunity to put a large section of the kit together in a test build to show you the fit and the feel of the kit. See what we thought about this test kit as the full model nears completion in our test shot build...

Friday, June 15

A lil' Peeping Tom, a churning lass, a dog, a rat, some birds and pussy in Mantis Miniatures new figures for June

We just received new from Arthur at Mantis Miniatures showing us his latest releases of figures, flora & fauna in 35th scale. The countryside gets a good showing off with one particular watcher in this lot. See them all in our preview...

Thursday, June 14

Looks like Kittyhawk team have a 35th scale Pave Hawk in their sights...

We just got some pictures of Kittyhawk's new proposal for the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter in  1/35th scale that is sure to come our way soon. See a little of the info we have and the real thing while we think about what other variants of this helo that could be coming down the pipeline...

Wednesday, June 13

Preview: 1/35th scale M1296 Stryker Dragoon from Panda Hobby

Panda Hobby is not just making brand new Russian AFV's - they are bringing out the latest and greatest US vehicles to face them  - with the new M1296 Stryker Dragoon on the way in 35th scale... 

Tuesday, June 12

Gary reviews Galaxy Models 1/48th scale F-14A and Su-35 Paint Masking Sets

Gary has recently used the paint masks from Galaxy Models on his brilliant F-35 he made here on TMN. He has followed up this story with a review of some other new masks in this range from Galaxy. See what he thought of them in his in-depth look.

Monday, June 11

Modelsvit MIG21F in 1/72nd scale, Build & Paint Guide: "Farewell Old Friend"

Clayton has already given us an in-box review of the Modelsvit Mig-21F in 72nd scale. Today he puts the kit together and paints, weathers it, & lastly ads a diorama that shows the kit in its twilight years, derelict with one last visit from its former pilot in his painting & construction guide...

Sunday, June 10

Read n’ Reviewed: Panzerwrecks 22 "Desert" By Lee Archer

We move from Europe to "Afrika" in the latest edition of Panzerwrecks. Lee Archer's new volume goes earlier into the war than it's forebears and further also - focussing on the Western Desert during WWII. We had a read of it and we thought you would like to know a little of what to expect in this latest issue of this much-loved series...

Saturday, June 9

If you are trying to get a head Alpine Miniatures has five new releases for June...

The release of two new figures in 35th scale from the 101st Airborne in WWII we also get some spare head sets in the same scale to improve your stock figures. See the new figures in our preview...

Friday, June 8

Meng Models new 35th scale Jagdpanther now in plastic and box art...

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 now we can add pictures of the test shots and box art to the preview for you...

Thursday, June 7

Build guide Pt I: Andy builds & paints MiniArt's 35th scale Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri

Today Andy Moore starts building & painting Miniart's new 35th scale version of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird")  in 35th scale in his build guide. See his process and thinking of the build and the paint and how both are intertwined in today's Part I of the story...

Wednesday, June 6

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 “Model Aircraft” Gallery Pt I

TMN went to Japan this year for the 2018 Shizuoka Hobby Show in central Shizuoka. We spent a few days at the show, already giving you our report of the industry day & Sci-Fi walkaround galleries. Now for the first part of two of model aircraft galleries that we liked at the show - all types and scales are thrown in together with a whole lot of great modelling...

Tuesday, June 5

Build Review:1/35th Scale Hungarian Medium Tank 41.M ‘Turan’ II from Bronco Models

Clayton has the 1/35th Scale Hungarian Medium Tank 41.M ‘Turan’ II  from Bronco Models on his workbench. Before we know it the model is all built up and ready to paint - See how he put the kit together and added all of those interesting mesh screens to the kit in his build guide...