Friday, September 13

Build Guide Pt.III: 32nd scale Nieuport XVII Early version from Copper State Models

Our man Lukas is finished his build of the new Copper State Models 32nd scale Nieuport XVII (Early version) biplane. This part of the story shows how he finished the rigging and final touches in this, the third part of his build guide here on TMN.

Thursday, September 12

Four new items with sprues, colours & boxart from Trumpeter in September

Four new products should be hitting the shelves of your local hobby shop this month. All are popular with the military AFV crowd and look to have their own separate audience. See what we mean as we look at the boxart, decal and marking choices and sprue layout in our new item preview for August from Trumpeter.

Wednesday, September 11

Read n' Reviewed: Uboot Im Focus #17 from Luftfahrtverlag-Start

"U-boot Im Focus" #17 has been released to the public - and we are sure that the U-boat community would be happy to see another volume, but what is inside this issue and how does it measure up to the others in the series? See what we thought after we read it in our review...

Monday, September 9

Hobbyboss' September new kits - A Canadian Leo & "information gathering" aircraft from China

The latest intelligence aircraft from China and the Canadian Leopard C1A1 are the new item subjects from Hobbyboss this month. We always wait until they have sprue shots to add to the box art and aircraft profiles for our new item preview for you...

Saturday, September 7

Another new Hawk with a big gun & fly paint job on the way from Kittyhawk

It seems that Kittyhawk want to furnish us with a great deal of the "Hawk" family of H-60 helicopters. The latest being the ocean-going MH-60S with the very dangerous M197Cannon under the wing. See what we know about this kit in our preview...

Thursday, September 5

MiniArt's second autogyro rises - the new 35th scale Focke-Wulf Fw 30 Heuschrecke

In today's preview, we have look at the second in the series of MiniArt's new 1/35th scale autogyro series. This time the German-produced version that is slated for release next month. New Sprue pics, aircraft marking schemes & other pointers of the kit laid out in CAD for you to better understand what is in this boxing of the aircraft...

Brand new Sturmgeschütz III on the battlefield 5 from Peko Publishing

Volume twenty of Peko's now long-running series "On the Battlefield" features a fan favourite - the Sturmgeschütz III in many of its different forms during World War Two. We have some images of the forthcoming book that can be pre-ordered now.  See if you like the look of it in our preview...

Tuesday, September 3

Wingnut Wings forthcoming new 32nd scale Hannover Cl.II (Early) due late September...

It has been several years since the first release of the 32nd scale Hannover Cl.II from Wingnut Wings. Now, we have the official pictures and information on the new release in this series, the early version of this aircraft, in our preview...

Monday, September 2

Preview: 1/35th scale Panther crew, Normandy 1944 from Stalingrad Miniatures

Stalingrad Miniatures has a simple new set of three German tankers for your latest Panther (or any other tank you can make them work on) model on your benchtop. We have some basic pictures of the figures and of the picture that the sculpts were based on in our preview...

Sunday, September 1

Revell's 2 big birds, 8 props, 8 wheeled Puma & 18 wheeled KISS truckin' our way in September

Revell Germany has five new releases for this month - a couple of big birds of Lufthansa - a tiny Puma just for fun, A trucker who just wants a KISS, and eight props from four engines? See what Revell has already out there in shops in our July 2019 preview...

Saturday, August 31

New item preview: MiniArt's 35th scale "Lieferwagen" Typ 170v German Beer Delivery Car

MiniArt has made the Typ170V before - in military and civilian versions - but never before as a van or delivery car! See what MiniArt are serving us up in this latest incarnation of a van packed with goodies in our preview...

Thursday, August 29

Preview: Eduard's second new tool Mustang release sneaks out of the stable...

Eduard's new-tooled 48th scale P-51D Mustang's first boxing has already sold out - now to fill the need for more the second stallion has snuck out of Eduard's stable. We have some tasty information about the new kit. See what we know about the second release of this popular model in our preview...

Wednesday, August 28

New item preview: Takom's new 16th scale Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf A & Type 94 tankette

TAKOM has already given us two Type 94 Japanese tanks in 16th scale -Now a re-release & a new resin figure - while the Panzer I Ausf.A is the start of what we hope is a whole new family to come. See what we know about these two kits and the real tanks in our preview...

Tuesday, August 27

Two new figure sets & some stolen booty from Masterbox in October

Masterbox are bringing us two new kits for October - both in 35th scale - with one - vanilla, straight-up German WWII tank crew & the other being an almost out of this world scenario of a bunch of bloodthirsty amazonian post-apocalyptic warriors fighting over some booty! What a contrast & an interesting article in today's new item preview...

Monday, August 26

In-boxed: Jagdpanther G1 Early Production with zimmerit (no interior) limited edition including the Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSYS

Takom has released their second version of the Jagdpanther - this time in a limited edition version of the G.1 kit. Kitno.2125X includes the Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSYS by Sabre Model which was recently released in a bit of a crossover between these two companies. Clayton is just about to build both of these, but has paused to give us an early appraisal of the contents of the kit before he does in his "In-boxed" article today...

Friday, August 23

In-Boxed: 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams US Main Battle Tank from VOIIO

A new model company on the scene bringing another Abrams to the mix - VOIIO has launched their new line of models with the king of American tanks - the M1A2 SEP V2 of the mighty Abrams in 35th scale. Andy Moore has already built this kit, but has paused to take pictures of the box contents and compare parts of the tank to the original in a neat "In-boxed" article in today's news.

Thursday, August 22

Twelve new releases in four scales from Barracuda Studios just released...

Roy from Barracuda Studios has sent us information and pictures of no less than twelve (yes 12!) new releases in 72nd, 48th, 32nd & 24th scales for your Ta-152, Mossie, Lanc, Hunter, Sea Fury & a few RAF armourers to boot! See them in our new item preview...

Wednesday, August 21

In-Boxed: 1/72nd scale Object 279 Soviet Heavy Tank (2 kits in one) from Takom


I got a secret - after already building two of these kits in 35th scale a few years ago, I have a hidden hankering for the Object 279. The UFO shape - those four runs of tracks and the idea of a vehicle built to survive a nuclear holocaust kind of piqued my interest. Now that Takom has made a pair of these tanks in 72nd scale in their new tool boxing made us want to show you just what comes inside the box...

Tuesday, August 20

Review: Tamiya's 1/48th scale P-38 F/G Lightning "white box" version

Recently at the US 2019 IPMS Nationals John Bonanni was able to pick up one of the early release "white box" variants of the brand new Tamiya P-38 Lightning - three months before regular release! John knew there was a lot of anticipation and excitement around this kit, so really wanted to show you contents in his "In-boxed" examination in the news...

Monday, August 19

Construction Guide: 1/35th scale M-46 Patton from Takom

John Bonanni has already built-up his model of Takom's new 35th scale M46 Patton. Pausing along the way only to give us a detailed description of how the kit builds up, & just what the finished kit looks like before painting & weathering. See his how-to in today's story...