Wednesday, February 26

Build Review: 35th scale ARL-44 Heavy French Tank from Amusing Hobby

Amusing Hobby's new ARL-44 French Heavy Tank is a bit of an unknown to a lot of modellers. Being only made in small amounts and known more in World of Tank circles than modellers - Clayton thought he would bring some light on the kit by making it up in a review for you all...

Tuesday, February 25

Read n' Reviewed: Their Last Path – IDF Tank Wrecks Merkava Mk.1 & 2 from Abt 502 / AK Interactive

A specialist book on the  Merkava Mk.1 and 2 has just been released from Publishers Abt. 502 & AK Interactive. Penned by Michael Mass & Kristof Pulinckx, the book has good pedigree. See what Paul Lee thought about the book after he read it in his review...

Monday, February 24

Construction Review: 'Love in Wartime', (Russian tank crew) 1943-45 in 1/35th from Stalingrad Miniatures

Stalingrad Miniatures recent set of two Soviet soldiers - one a female and the other male - plus two felines trying to steal the scene has landed in our hot little hands here at TMN. We examine them, put them together and place them in a familiar setting in our construction review...

Sunday, February 23

Preview: New from Pla Editions - the latest Dioramag Vol. 5 is released...

Diorama makers and fans wait now for each new instalment of the new "Dioramag" series to come to light - and now Issue #5 is already for sale on the Pla Editions Website. We have a preview of what to expect in the latest issue...

Friday, February 21

Build Review Pt II: 1/48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury from Kitty Hawk

ARE YOU READY FOR GARY TO BRING THE FURY AGAIN?😄?.....Gary Wickham continues the build of the 48th scale  Kittyhawk FJ-2 Fury today on the news, with the fuselage tweaked and made perfect before sealing the whole thing up in a helpful article...

Thursday, February 20

Two new cute kits from the new "Q-MEN" brand already on sale...

A new brand from the makers of Kittyhawk has arrived on the scene with some small "cute" scale kits (don't say Egg) of two of the recent 5th generation fighters - these look to be popular with beginners & experten. See what is in these new kits in our preview...

Wednesday, February 19

Read n' Reviewed: BMW R75: Escaping from the Falaise Pocket by Robert Doepp

Robert Doepp has made some of the most beautiful military motorcycle kits in the hobby. It stands to reason then, that someone would take down the details of his labours into a book. We revived this book from AFV Modeller Publishing that details Robert's work, inspiration & execution of this scene in our latest review...

Tuesday, February 18

Preview: We pick the best out of Hasegawa's February 2020 new & limited edition kits...

Hasegawa's February releases are already taking their final form, and amongst the many re-releases, we picked the more interesting releases (there are even some new ones in there) in our Hasegawa item preview today...

Sunday, February 16

Read n' Reviewed: "T-54/5 to IDF Tiran 4/5: The Birth of the Bastard Tank" from Abteilung 502

Paul Lee is intersected in post-war AVF vehicles - and having made Miniart's T-55 here on the news we thought it only proper to let him take a look at Abt. 502's new book featuring the IDF T-54/5's and their service in the Israeli hands. See what he thought about the book in his review...

Saturday, February 15

Preview: Amazing in the flesh - MiniArt's new U.S. Armored Tractor With Angle Dozer Blade

Just another release in the MiniArt Armoured dozer series - well, yes and no...
Take one look at this finished model and the feature set in our preview to see why this one piqued our interest...

Friday, February 14

16 new products from Black Dog in 72nd, 35th & 32nd scales this month...

Black Dog from the Czech Republic have so many new items of every type from a resin conversion and improvement company that we dare not warble too much about them in the prologue, just have a look at these new items to see what you might like yourself.

Tuesday, February 11

Build Guide PT II: 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams US Main Battle Tank from VOIIO

Andy Moore hs completed VOIIO's new 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams to a great finish. He has added his own flourishes, fixes and a very convincing weathering, dirt, mud and grime to make this tank look so much more than the original promise. See it come together in the final part of this story...

Monday, February 10

Review: Douglas A-26B-15 Invader (World War II)

Having already taken an in-depth look at ICM's first new tooled B-26 Invader kit recently here on TMN, Gary had more than a passing interest of how the second release would compare to this one. See what is different in this release & how this kit fares in his review...

Sunday, February 9

Read n' Reviewed: Nuts & Bolts vol 43: Famo’s Sd.Kfz.9 18 ton Zugkraftwagen armoured and unarmoured variants

Paul has been waiting for this - Nuts & Bolts latest book in their series that featured the heavy workforce of the german armed forces, the Famo Sd.Kfz9 18tonner and its variants. See what he thought of the book and what is inside in his review...

Friday, February 7

Build Review: 1/48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury from Kitty Hawk

Gary has long been interested in the US Navy aircraft of the cold war period, so when Kittyhawk announced this kit he put his hand up for it. The 48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury is in effect a navalized F-86 Sabre - so the bridge between the first jets and latter variants is in evidence right the way through this build. The first part concentrates on the cockpit as you will see in part I...

Thursday, February 6

Italeri's five releases for February in our preview...

We are already seeing some new and some re-boxings of kits from Italeri in February releases from Italy. See what's new, and those you thought you may have seen before in different clothing and colour choices in our preview...

Wednesday, February 5

Here's one that wasn't in the Catalogue - Afghan Civilians in 35th scale from MiniArt

So, when MiniArt's catalogue was launched a few days ago, there were a few missing "Secret" Items to be added, and the first of those surfaces today with the addition of a plastic kit of civilian Afghans.

Tuesday, February 4

Construction Review: 35th scale MG Team 12th SS Hitlerjugend set from Alpine Miniatures

Alpine Miniatures release of an assistant and a machine gunner in 1/35th scale “Hitlerjugend" is the focus of our review today. From the box art, both of them look every bit as tough as their reputation and hopefully as detailed as what we have come to expect from Alpine. See these two figures and the pictures that just might have inspired them in our preview...

Monday, February 3

Preview: MiniArt's 2020 catalogue full of current & new items...

Miniart has published their newest Catalogue of items for 2020 - Some surprises and long overdue kits in there we were expecting (hoping) for a long time from Ukraine. Check it out and see in our preview...

Sunday, February 2

Preview of IBG’s Catalogue & New Items for 2020/21

IBG has some very interesting new items coming to us this coming year. Notable the new-tooled PZL P.11c fighter in 1/32nd scale, but also several new 72nd & 35th scale kits on the way. See what you can pick out as their newest amongst this lot in our preview…