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…

Saturday, February 1

Build Review: Alister builds ICM's 1/48th scale Ju-88С-6b

Alister Curnow has opened his account here at TMN by making ICM's 48th scale Junkers Ju 88С-6b Night Fighter. We took ages to get this to him, but he has turned this out very quickly - see how the kit goes together in his review build...

Thursday, January 30

Das Werk's Product Announcements from Nuremberg 2020Toy Fair

Das Werk presented their latest kits - both originals and co-operations with other companies kits with their own flourishes at the International Toy Fair Nuremberg (Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg) 2020. We have a rundown of them in our preview...

Wednesday, January 29

Preview: A big new Porsche and two small scale Chieftains from Takom.

Takoms two releases are a variety of styles:  One - a Heavy hitter from Nazi Germany - the other - two marks of Cold War tank in 72nd scale from Britain - you might like just one  - or maybe both. We give you what we know about them in our preview...

Tuesday, January 28

Build guide Pt III: Painting & Weathering 1/35th scale Jagdpanther G1 Early Production W/ Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSYS

Clayton has finished the combined kits of Takom's 1/35th scale Jagdpanther G1 Early Production W/ Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSYS over a few parts here on TMN. Today we present Part III of his article where he combines and finishes them off to a great standard in an interesting story...

Saturday, January 25

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

Italeri has some very interesting new items coming to us this coming year. Some larger and smaller scale bits that we did not expect or think about but we are most glad to see them coming and some we have expected for a while. See what you can pick out as their newest amongst this lot in our preview…

Friday, January 24

Build review Pt I: 1/32nd scale Me 262 A-1 from Revell

Bruce Anders has been courting this one for a while - the Me 262 in 32nd scale from Revell in the 2019 boxing. He has made steady progress on the kit and shared his thoughts about making it in part I of his build review...

Thursday, January 23

Construction Review: “I shot’em down” Battle of Britain 1940 6 figures set in 35th scale from D-Day Miniatures

D-Day Miniatures recently combined some single and a set of three figures together in a larger scene called  “I shot’em down - Battle of Britain 1940" -  this six-figure set is designed to go with a Tilly truck to make a scene all by itself. Clayton has taken the set and built it up with a Tilly to see how it shapes up in his review...

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...