Sunday, September 30

Figure Review: Alpine Miniatures 35th scale WSS Officer 44-45 Set (2 figure set)

Two new figures in the 35th scale line from Alpine Miniatures this month. They depict a couple of SS Officers, one a tanker and the other decorated infantryman. We built them up so you could see their quality and know a lot more about them in our review...

Friday, September 28

Amusing Hobby lifting their kits to new heights with a Strabokran & full interior Ferdinand...

"Now only if we had another crane in this Panzer repair diorama..." - and now you do! Amusing Hobby has steered in the real with an announcement at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show of a dual release in one kit - the 35th scale SD.Kfz.184 Ferdinand & 16t Strabokran.  This is what we know so far...

Thursday, September 27

Meng's new Battle Tank Magach 6b GAL Batash & improvement kits soon to reach your LHS

Meng has released CAD and boxart images of their upcoming much loved  Israel Main Battle Tank Magach 6b GAL Batash. The kit will be in 35th scale, and although quite detailed in its own right, there is already an extra improvement set that been added to the mix from Meng. 

Tuesday, September 25

Finally something for the German armour fans - Takom's new 35th scale Strabokran 16t

Great news today - Takom is releasing the 35th scale Strabokran 16t heavy crane into the market. We have boxart and some features of note about this new kit and a little bit about the device itself in our preview...

Something slightly different to light up your life from Takom, M3 Grant CDL preview...

Having already released the US version of the M3 chassis Lee tank with the powerful Canal Defence Light (CDL) perched on top, Takom now releases the cousin design, the M3 Grant in 35th scale. We have the boxart and some history of the tank n our preview...

Friday, September 21

Read n' Reviewed: Nuts & Bolts vol40 Büssing’s schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 3

Paul Lee got his hands on Volume 40 from Nuts & Bolts publications - this one features the third book capturing the popular German WWII vehicle the 8 wheel series, the Büssing’s schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 3...See what he though in his review...

Thursday, September 20

We preview under the skin of...Viper Under The Skin – Special Edition

Eagle aviation has released a special edition book in their great "Under The Skin" series of walk around and in-depth studies of the most popular of fighters. This time it is the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon examined in an updated close detail book in "Viper Under The Skin – Special Edition" which is available for a short time at a pre-order discount. See more in our preview...

Wednesday, September 19

Build Guide Pt II: Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri - Clayton adds a base & figures...

We have already seen Clayton build the Kolibri in 35th scale from MiniArt in part I of the build guide. But models are nothing without context - so see today in the second part of his guide how he brings the kit to life by adding a custom base and two figures to make a scene and story...

Tuesday, September 18

Hasegawa's latest releases for October in our preview...

Hasegawa has a fair few kits coming out in October in a few different scales. Some of these will be out at your local hobby shop soon, but we thought we would show you a little of what is on the way first...

Monday, September 17

Two new kits in our Hobbyboss October Preview...

Hobbyboss has only two new kits coming in October, but if you like smaller scale German WWII Armoured trains, or modern Chinese AFV's you might just be interested in these two in our preview...

Saturday, September 15

In-Boxed: 1/72nd scale B-Wing Starfighter from Bandai

Being a bit of a "closet" B-wing fan we were very happy to see Bandai's new B-Wing Starfighter in 72nd scale arrive on sale of recent. We have the regular version of the kit here and we thought we would pause to show you the details of the kit before we did anything with it...

Friday, September 14

November's items from Trumpeter are here with sprues, artwork & colours in our preview...

Trumpeter's four new kits for November are showing the sprues on their website - This month we see a BIG Panther, a stalwart Russian MBT, a boat as big as Exeter and a little Fiddler? See the sprues, photo-etch, art, decals and everything else in the boxes in our Trumpeter new item preview...

Thursday, September 13

Picture n' Video Build: Takom's Hanomag SS100 w/Meillerwagen & V-2 Rocket by David Damek

Today we have our first video build from David Damek - you may know him by his PLASMO - plastic models YouTube channel. David has taken on Takom's first in the new line of 1/72nd scale kits in the 5000 series, the Hanomag SS 100 with Meillerwagen & V-2 Rocket. His build shows the kit as a long forgotten secret weapon of war. See what's in the kit & how it builds up in text, photos & video in today's story.

Wednesday, September 12

Build Guide Pt I: Clayton builds the 35th scale Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri from MiniArt

Clayton presents his excellent model of Miniart's "Kolibri" in 35th scale today. We wanted to show you more of these built, as we think that it has an interesting cross-over potential between aviation, naval and army types. See what Clayton thought of the model and how he painted & weathered the kit in his build guide...

Tuesday, September 11

Stalingrad Miniatures give us a neat 35th scale crew to complete our new panther interiors...

o add to the latest spate of Panter tanks with full interiors Stalingrad now give us the right crew to fit your kit. This crew of five in light grey resin is the subject of today's preview...

Monday, September 10

New artwork, sprues & built test kit of Amusing Hobby's new Waffenträger auf E-100 in 1/35th scale...


Straight from the fictional world of "What-if" and World of tanks comes the new kit in 35th scale from Amusing Hobby - the mighty Waffenträger auf E-100 - to add to the old shots are some new box art, a large sprue of the kit and a built up test shot to show you in our new item preview...

Saturday, September 8

Read n' Reviewed: Peko Publishing's Panzer III on the Battlefield 2 (vol 18)

The second book featuring the Panzer III during WWII arrived on our doorstep. This book is written by Tom Cockle, and decked out in the usual intuitive format that we had come to expect from PeKo Publishing. After a leisurely afternoon reading, we can share what we found and thought of the book in our review...

Friday, September 7

Ammo's first in a new series of Sci-Fi classics - "Gravity 1.0" pre-sale at a discount price...

The first book of a new series from AMMO Publications, "Gravity 1.0 - Sci-Fi Modelling Perfect Guide" from the very talented hands of expert Science Fiction model makers promises to take your models into the next dimension. see what the models look like and a little of what is in the book in our preview...

Thursday, September 6

Revell's September items - air land and sea, with newer modellers in mind...

Revell has turned out a few new kits along with a few re-boxings this month, Let's just say they are aimed at the younger modellers, but still worth having a look at in our preview...

Tuesday, September 4

Read n’ Reviewed: Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B – Construction & development, from Peko Publishing.

Herbert Ackermans is in our books a bit of an expert on the subject of the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B - so much so he doesn't even call it a King Tiger! We let him loose on the latest tell-all book on the subject & after reading it he shows us what he saw and relates the content of the book in his extensive review...

Monday, September 3

Review: Barracuda Studios 48th scale Detail Sets for the Airfix Sea Fury

Always on the lookout for improvements to his 48th scale kits, we sent the latest Barracuda Resin bits to him so he can contrast and compare the latest 48th scale Sea Fury enhancements for you in an interesting review...