Monday, October 26

Preview: The Hawker Hurricane - A Complete Guide To The Famous Fighter from Valiant Wings Publishing

Valiant wings concentrate their fire on the famous Hurricane for their sixteenth publication in the series of "Complete Guides". This new book promises to show you everything you knew - or didn't know you didn't know about the Hurricane, combined with plans, drawings, walk around & many more helpful features. See not only the contents but how to get it cheaper for a short time in our preview...

Sunday, October 25

Preview: A new arrow in your quiver - HK Models new Do 335 A-10 Trainer in 32nd scale.

Hong Kong Models have not been resting during this time of COVID. Like us, they have been making new models, but this one is an adaptation of the Do 335 Pfeil range in 32nd scale. We have the CADs, box art and colour choices of their latest "Arrow" in our preview...

Chinese Type 59-1 and a LARS 2 on sprues are the subjects of Hobbyboss' November novelties...

Two new kits from Hobbyboss this month - a multiple rocket launcher and a lock of from China that was actually very good? We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Friday, October 23

Yet more new details about Meng's 12th scale Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans 24h...

We have some of the very latest information from Meng on their new Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans 24 hour kit. These new parts of the kit are added to our preview of the kit's features & CAD drawings we have already seen and they look impressive...

Preview: "The Modern Super Hornet Guide, 2nd Edition" from Reid Air Publications...

Reid Air Publications has an all-new book exposing the Modern Super Hornet in detail & now on pre-order. We have some preview images & contents of the book in our preview for all of you Superbug lovers out there...

Thursday, October 22

Book preview: "Diorama Artist Hank Cheng's Collection" out soon & at a discount for a short time...

A new book from the master modeller Hank Cheng is just about to go to print. We have some news on the contents of the book, the artist himself and how to get this book with a discount at pre-order. Find out how in our lil' story about lil' stories...

Wednesday, October 21

Preview: 1/35th scale "Volkssturm in Action" - Six new figures from Stalingrad Miniatures...

Stalingrad Miniatures latest set of six figures captures a dire moment in history at the end of WWII which features the men and children thrown into combat by a desperate Nazi regime. These figures represent the struggle to stay alive with some photos that inspired them in our preview...

Tuesday, October 20

Pt II: Build review - 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck from ICM Models

We have seen inside the box of ICM's new 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck. Today the build gets under way, with the chassis, engine, running gear and those tyres sharpened up and put together in a helpful guide from Andy Moore.

Sunday, October 18

Preview: Rado Miniatures 8 new products & figures from Normandy (& at a discount)...

A new set of four figures of the SS in Normandy mark a return to that battlefront from Rado Miniatures. These 35th scale soldiers are sold also as singles if you prefer, but also on sale are to new head sets and some neat photo-etch badges for your own figures. See more about them, how to get them at a discount in our preview...

Saturday, October 17

Das new boat from Das Werk: U-Boat SM U-9 - German WWI Petroleum-Electric U-Boat in 1/72nd scale

Das Werk has a rather neat looking new tooled World War I German Submarine on the rise - the famous U-Boat SM U-9 - German WWI Petroleum-Electric U-Boat in a new tooled kit, four marking choices and lot of rivets! See all about the new kit in our preview...

Friday, October 16

Preview - Hard working German drivers & their good for nothing bosses in MiniArt's latest set...

We have seen Russian, American & a mix of drivers and mechanics from MiniArt, now "Ze Germans" get a turn with a set of four figures - two at hard work, the other two hard-up working as we see the new Officers and Drivers in their new kit...

Thursday, October 15

Trumpeter's three new kits of November in plastic, decal & marking choices.

Three new kits from the Air + Sea (& snow) in November's new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

Wednesday, October 14

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale Austin Armoured Car 1918 Pattern. British Service - Western Front


Miniart have released some slight detail on their second release in their Austin Armoured Car series. This time it is the Austin Armoured Car 1918 Pattern. British Service with markings for the Western Front in WWI.  We have some pictures of the real thing and the kit in our preview...

Tuesday, October 13

Build Review Pt. IV - Kitty Hawk's 32nd scale Dassault Mirage 2000C - Paint, decals, weathering& finishing...

The culmination of several weeks of hard work and time at the bench (not to mention lots of writing & updates in between) Gary has finished Kittyhawk's 1/32nd scale Mirage 2000C in a brilliant desert scheme. In the fourth part of the story, he details the combination of some excellent attention to detail & in the painting, weathering & finishing to bring out this fantastic result.

Monday, October 12

Preview: A brand new manufacturer with brand a new kit - Minibase launches their Su-33 "Flanker D" in 48th scale

One of the most beautiful aircraft from a new model manufacturer in one of the most popular scales - we're interested! Minibase has launched their intentions with the CAD drawings of their Su-33 Naval fighter in 48th scale, and we surely are taking the bait!. See a little about the kit in our preview...

Preview: New MiniArt Egyptian T-34/85 With Crew Coming Soon

The Egyptian T-34/85 is the subject of the latest of Miniart's new tooled T-34 line this week. This kit comes with five variants of the tank in Egyptian service (along with the unique elements to their tank) as well as a handy crew of four to steer her around your modelling bench. We look at the kit's details in our preview...

Sunday, October 11

Preview: Italeri's new 32nd scale Tornado GR.4 completed test build & colours...

Italeri's new 32nd scale Tornado GR.4's release day is imminent. We brand new pictures of the team from Italeri's build of the test kit - all complete and looking very good to us. These photos add to the tooling of the colours of the variants, the moulds of the kit to add to the previous CADs we have already shown you in our preview...

Saturday, October 10

1/35th scale Jagdtiger Sd.Kfz.186 Early/Late Production (2 in 1 kit) from Takom - Pt.II: Painting & finishing

John Bonanni continues the build of his Jagdtiger #331 from Takom in 35th scale today. We left him at the construction phase, but now it is time to paint, weather & finish this beast off to a high quality. See how he did it in Pt.II today.

Friday, October 9

Preview: How about some Spanish fly-er? Miniart's 35th scale Cierva C.30A...

The Spanish get a turn today - With MiniArt bringing out its version of their well-received autogyro in Spanish service. We have the photos of some original Spanish aircraft in service and details of the contents of this forthcoming kit in our preview...

Thursday, October 8

Preview: A new book from a new publisher full of model aviation aviation classics - "Hangar No.1" from Joycraft Productions

A combination of the talents of a select group of modellers, the new title from Joycraft Productions is called "Hangar No.1" and it features some of the nices step-bypstep aircraft builds currently around. See a little about the book and how to get 25% off the title in our preview...