Friday, August 31

Trumpeter's September new releases - Big radars, Long-range Flankers & Rodney?

Trumpeter's three new kits for September are finally showing the sprues on their website - A large truck with the weirdest looking radar inside, a long-range Fulcrum and WWII's famous ship HMS Rodney are the subjects. See the sprues, photo-etch, art, decals and everything else in the boxes in our Trumpeter new item preview...

Thursday, August 30

Canfora's new T-14 Armata book - all new and at a discount - see more in our preview...

There has been precious little in the way of publications on Russia's new super-tank the T-14 Armata so far - but Canfora Publishing and Author James Kinnear have stepped up to the plate with a full-colour detail book covering this tank. See a little of what is inside and find out about the pre-order discount (until 3rd September) in our preview...

Wednesday, August 29

Read n' Reviewed: The Research Squad's Panther Project: Volume Two – Engine and Turret


Today we look at what the Research Squad has uncovered in their continuing coverage of the restoration of the Panther A of the Wheatcroft Collection in Volume two of their unfolding story of the restoration of that vehicle. See what is in this larger second volume and what we thought about the book in our review...

Tuesday, August 28

Modelcollect's new E-50/ Panther II kit in 35th scale is on the way...

So you want more Paper Panzers in 1/35th scale? No? Well OK, we have some more for you! Modelcollect's new E-50/ Panther II kit in 35th scale is on the way...

Monday, August 27

Takom's 2 in 1: 1/35th scale Flakpanzer Panther 20mm Flakvierling MG 151/20 / Coelian" w37mm Flakzwilling 341

Takom has sent pictures of "2 in1" kits that we think will surely be popular - the option of either a 20mm Flakvierling MG 151/20 or the turret of the "Coelian" w37mm Flakzwilling 341 in the one boxing. See them both in our preview...

Saturday, August 25

More pictures of the new T-34 in 35th scale from Italeri...

It seems that Italeri is making a new tool T-34/85 in 35th scale -  so Stalin's shells will be guiding the famous tank with sloped armour and good mobility onto your modelling bench very soon - We have some CADS, boxart and sprues to examine in our new item preview...

Friday, August 24

Dry Fit Review: Gary puts together the KittyHawk 1:48 McDonnell RF-101C & G/H

Recently Gary took part and put together the Kittyhawk single seater F-101B/ RF-101B in 48th scale. Nw the single seat recon nose has been released who better to do a dry fit build review of this next release? See what he thought about the kit and how to get the best out of it in his detailed study...

Thursday, August 23

The Warsaw Uprising recreated through two new figures from Rado Miniatures...

To mark the Warsaw Uprising's74th anniversary Rado Miniatures has delved into the archives of the polish national archives for inspiration to create these two new figures in 35th scale. See the inspiration for these figures and how they look painted up in our preview...

Wednesday, August 22

Painting & Finishing: Bruce tops off his Spitfire Mk HF VIII in 48th scale from Eduard

Our man Bruce has taken on Eduard's 48th scale Spitfire Mk HF VIII in 48th scale in one of the latest boxings to come from this prolific brand. We have already seen him building the kit, but today see how he paints & finishes his Mark 8 in today's guide...

Tuesday, August 21

Masterbox' new kits - two new space cops with wavering motives in the "Edge of the Universe"

Masterbox has added two new figures to their 24th scale space/sci-fi series “At the Edge of the Universe. Strange Company’s adventures”. These two space enforcers were sent to capture the rogues' in the bar, but would they change sides and join the gang? You decide after you see the figures in our preview...

Monday, August 20

Hasegawa's colorful limited releases of August/ September in our preview...

Hasegawa looks like they are getting the most out of their moulds with their limited edition sets of some of their kits in the August/ September limited release kits that we see in our preview...

Sunday, August 19

In Boxed: 1/35th scale M978 Fuel Servicing Truck From Italeri

Italeri has upgraded the base Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) kit in 35th scale that has served them in four previous kits with the latest in the series, the M978 Fuel Servicing Truck. We take a look at the sprues and see what is changed (and hopefully improved) in our review today...

Friday, August 17

Hobbyboss' September selections mostly Russian orientated with a little South African Olifant thrown in there...

We had been waiting for the sprues before we showed you Hobbyboss' latest new items for sale next month. We got three out of four! See how the box art, colours, additional materials and (most of) the sprues look in today's preview...

Thursday, August 16

Read n' Reviewed: Air Modelling - Weathering Master: The World of Shuichi Hayashi

Japanese model maker and "Weathering Master" Mr Shuichi Hayashi has been known to us for years now, and after some pestering, he has released a new book published by Model Graphix showcasing some of his work and how he achieves his super realistic look on his models. We started to read straight away, see what we thought in our read n' reviewed...

Tuesday, August 14

Build Guide Pt IV: Gary Finishes his Eduard 48th scale Vought F-8E Crusader 'Limited Edition'

Gary has finished his "Limited Edition" boxing of Eduard's F-8E Crusader in 48th scale - Our story shows you how he did the final weathering and finishing touches on this - the last of the gunfighters in 48th scale. It's a good read...

Monday, August 13

Takom's two new kits with plenty of plastic in 35th & 72nd scales

Takom has sent pictures of two of their latest kits. Two sure to be popular models - with a 1/72nd scale M1070 Truck & trailer complete with a loaded D9 Dozer on the back. This is big enough news - Takom also has a "2 in1" with the option of either a 20mm Flakvierling MG 151/20 or the turret of the "Coelian" w37mm Flakzwilling 341. See them both in our preview...

Saturday, August 11

Figure Preview: "Der Kampf um Stalingrad" (3 figure set) from Alex Zelenkov at Stalingrad Miniatures...

Stalingrad Miniatures bring us new figures from the battle of their namesake - the three-figure set in 35th scale Der Kampf um Stalingrad is the subject of today's preview...

Thursday, August 9

Build Guide: Spitfire Mk HF VIII in 48th scale from Eduard - see Bruce get it all together...

Our man Bruce has taken on Eduard's 48th scale Spitfire Mk HF VIII in 48th scale in one of the latest boxings to come from this prolific brand. He has already begun painting and weathering the kit but he has paused so we can catch up on his build process in today's guide...

Wednesday, August 8

More CADS of the Mirage 2000 One & Two seater in 32nd scale from Kittyhawk

Kittyhawk is promising a full family of Mirage 2000's in 32nd scale - that means one & two-seaters! We have CADS of both types in today's preview...

Monday, August 6

Build Guide Pt III: Gary lays several shades of grey on his Eduard 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 in 48th scale - This part sees Painting the kit in the rough and irregular greys in many shades that we see on war-weary US Navy aircraft in Vietnam. See the amazing finishing work in this kit in the second part of the build guide...

Saturday, August 4

Sprues, Art, Decals, Colours & Everything Else In Italeri's September Item Preview...

Italeri has some very nice jets, the 5.0 (Rozzers), a tough big rig, the workhorse of the German Panzer Korps and a famous battle writ large (well in 72nd scale anyway) included in their latest new kits - we see box art, decals, colours and some sprues in our August new item preview from Italeri...

Thursday, August 2

Twin build review: 1/35th scale "Raid" & "Remote Shot" from Masterbox.

Masterbox has long been making figures from the non-standard markets, post-apocalypse, truck drivers & their gals, ladies "on the scene" & fantasy figures from a far future and past. To add to their American frontier series we have made two of their kits featuring American Indians as the main focus of these sets.

Wednesday, August 1

Abrams Squad #26 & the 3rd of the new Reference Series from Pla Editions...

The guys from Pla Editions has sent the news of a brand new Abrams Squad and the third number of their new series “References” showing off the latest in US armour. We have some of the info and pictures in our preview...