Wednesday, January 22

Revell's February releases from land air, air & sea straight to you and me...

Revell starts off the new year very nicely with a bunch of new kits available now or very soon. We have the pick of them with some made-up examples in our preview...

Tuesday, January 21

Construction Review: 48th scale AG-330 Start Cart (SR-71 J58) from Hypersonic Models

Gary Wickham loves a little bit of accessory with his models - figures, aftermarket and diorama accessories - everything a human touches are included in his models. To match the forthcoming SR-71 from Hypersonic Models, Gary looks at the matching AG-330 Start Cart in injection moulded plastic in 48th scale in his construction review...

Monday, January 20

Preview: Academy's existing & new items of 2020 in their new catalogue...

Academy has released their new 2020 catalogue with a few surprises and a few welcome models we already knew about further cemented into the line. See if there is anything to interest you in this year's range in our preview...

Saturday, January 18

Preview: A new set of 35th scale German SS Panzermen from Alpine Miniatures

Alpine Miniatures has last given us some US tankers from WWII in December, now they kick off January with their German opponents - looking very proud and a little bit dangerous in our new figure preview...

Friday, January 17

ICM Models new & existing kits of 2020 in their new catalogue

We have been waiting for ICM's official releases in their new 2020 catalogue for a while now - after a few hints online, here are the official existing and new tooled kits from ICM for this coming year...

Thursday, January 16

Russian Bears & NATO forces all on the way from Pla Editions...

The crew from Pla Editions has lots of modern warfare modelling inspiration coming to us this month. New and on pre-order are these two books - a modelling book showing Russian Armour in Eastern Europe and a large pictorial featuring the soldiers, vehicles & weapons of NATO's recent Trident Juncture exercise 2018. See a little more of what is instore in these books in our preview...

Tuesday, January 14

Pt. III - Painting & Weathering the Amusing Hobby 35th scale Ferdinand Jagdpanzer Sd. Kfz. 184

Clayton Ockerby has already built a great version of the 16t Strabokran and the accompanying Ferdinand Jagdpanzer Sd. Kfz. 184 kit from Amusing Hobby. See how the Ferdinand is painted and weathered w/ AK Real Colors to complete the story of this big kit...

Monday, January 13

A brand new set of soldiers fighting in the "Endkampf" of Berlin in 1945 from Rado Miniatures...

Rado Miniatures is on the incline. Their figures and the way they are presented to the public just seems to be more accomplished as their series of figures and accessories develops along with the sculptor. Two new figures in the lines show of some evergreen subjects - caught up in the battle for Berlin in 1945. See a little about them in our preview...

Sunday, January 12

Construction/ Comparison Review: Resin Wheel Sets with "Elastic Resin" Tires from: HALBERD Models

Halberd Models from Ukraine has recently entered the aftermarket in scale modelling with a plethora of new detailed wheels for several popular kits currently available from hobby shops. These wheels are using a combination of hard and soft resin (not vinyl) to create a new type of wheel and tyre mix that Gary was interested to see in person. See what he thought after he put some together and his comparison with the kit parts in his review...

Thursday, January 9

A new set of six Panzergrenadiere, Kharkov 1943 figures from Stalingrad

Stalingrad Miniatures has sent us a set of pictures showing off their latest release - a set of six figures depicting a German squad of six Panzergrenadiere and an AFV crewman on the eastern front during late WWII. See a little of the figures unpainted & painted, then of the pictures of the actual men that inspired them in our new item preview... 

Wednesday, January 8

In-Boxed: 35th scale B-type Military Omnibus from MiniArt Models

Lukas is always up or a challenge - especially one that involves making machines that are over one hundred years old and are filled with wood and ornate metal. Queue MiniArt's new 35th scale B-type Military Omnibus with it's WWI heritage and intriguing history. See a bit of that, the sprues. etch, decals & colour choices in his review...

Tuesday, January 7

Dry Fit Review: 48th scale Polikarpov U-2/Po-2VS "Mule" with Soviet Pilots from ICM

Gary Wickham has taken a look at the latest int he family of 48th scale Polikarpov U-2/Po-2VS "Mule" with Soviet Pilots from ICM. It can be easy to think this kit just includes the figures - but the famous "Mule" is packed inside this set also - see what he thought about the kit & the figures in his dry-fit review...

Monday, January 6

Read n' Reviewed: "Solution Book. How To Paint WWII German Late" from AMMO

Ammo's new series of "Solutions" kits offer an easy to assemble and in this case of their latest book - easy to follow a method of getting the materials and going about painting and weathering your latest creation. A big seller, of course, is German armour of the Late WWII period - and that is just what is on offer with their latest volume No#4 "Solution Book. How To Paint WWII German Late". See what we thought about it in our review...

Sunday, January 5

New Decal Preview: 35th scale Pavehawk - Combat Rescue - Part 2 from Werner's Wings

Werner's Wings has made quite a good impression for themselves of recent - updating and adding to some of Kittyhawk's latest helicopter releases. More of the same this time, with Volume II of a set dedicated to the new 35th scale Pavehawk kit from the same manufacturer. See the details of the decal set, the choices of aircraft and extra flourishes afforded by Floyd in the sheet in our preview...

Friday, January 3

Five new kits with sprues, colours & boxart for January 2020 from Trumpeter

Trumpeter sets sail with five new kits of "Titanic" proportions this month - three naval newbies to "light up" your model bench, a little Chinese hospitality & a delta wing V-bomber in small scale but still managing to be a big kit? See what we mean with boxart, sprues, colours & decals in our preview...

Wednesday, January 1

Build Review: Amusing Hobby's 35th scale Rheintochter R-1 Movable Missile Launcher on Panther II Chassis

A while ago Amusing Hobby's new 35th scale Rheintochter R-1 Movable Missile Launcher on Panther II Chassis enchanted our Paul Lee - now to bring in the new year/decade etc - Paul brings us his build and paint of this kit in a great story...

Sunday, December 29

Hobbyboss' two new products for a whole new year...

With the end of the year already upon us (what the??)  - Hobbyboss already has the sprues, colours, decals and boxart on display of their new pair of January 2020 models. Our preview of them is today's story on the news... 

Saturday, December 28

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale WWI era British Military Lorry B-type

MiniArt continues to build on their WWI and Type-B series lines with this - a new truck from the first world war era that were converted from the B-type bus. See how they have built on their moulds to make a brand new vehicle in our preview...

Friday, December 27

A new Sherman (along with a woman climbing on to a Jumbo for a kiss) from Meng

A new combo of two separate kits from Meng for all those Sherman and allied armour modellers of WWII - A new kit of the U.S. Assault Tank M4A3E2 "Jumbo" Sherman "Cobra King" & to add to your M4A3 (76) W Sherman,a  new enhancement set of a soldier & a girl "fraternising" along with etched parts for that particular kit. See a little of both of them in our preview...

Thursday, December 26

Read n' reviewed: Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 29 from Luftfahrtverlag Start

The prospect of a new book from the team at Luftfahrtverlag-Start is always enticing to us, as their work on bringing back the stories of the men and machines of the Luftwaffe in WWII is always engaging and revealing. So much so, we look to see if they can keep up the high standard in every issue. See if they meet the bar or not with this 1944/45 focused special edition issue #29 of Luftwaffe im Focus...