Monday, January 18

Test Kit Dry-Fit Review: 48th scale Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D from Minibase

Gary Wickham was happy to recently receive the last test shot of Minibase's forthcoming Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D in 48th scale injection moulded plastic before the kit goes to the public. We have seen a lot of hype & a few myths & uncertainties about this kit around. Gary clears that all up & shows us just how this kit builds up in his extensive dry-fit build review...

Saturday, January 16

Preview: AK Interactive & ABT 502s latest tools, masks, books & materials for January 2021...

AK Interactive's January 2021 releases have some interesting learning, reading, oil painting and the tools to get the most out of your own modelling work (and a mug for your tea afterwards). We have pics, prices, links and info in our preview...

Friday, January 15

Two new figures in 1/16th scale from Alpine Miniatures in January...

At least one of these figures from Alpine Miniature's January releases is a bust! The other one being a full body sculpt - both with an amazing eye on quality and detail. We look at them in our new item preview...

Thursday, January 14

MiniArt's new 35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. H Krupp-Grusonwerk. Mid Prod. Aug-Sep 1943. Interior Kit

A large percentage of the Panzer IV H were constructed at the Krupp-Grusonwerk plant in the period of August through September in 1943. MiniArt has recreated this variant, with a full interior in a super detailed kit in 35th scale. W have the colour variants, some of the features and a little on the Panzer IV H in our preview...

Preview: Airfix 2021 Catalogue in digital form...

Airfix has listened to modellers and produced a catalogue for 2021. Although a lot of these items are known to modellers or are existing stock, it is always interesting to look at what's new and what you knew in their brochure...

Wednesday, January 13

Preview: The final iteration of Meng's 12th scale Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans 24h in full colour...

We now see the final form of Meng's new Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans 24 hour kit that is just about to hit the market. These new photos show the kit as it will ship -  and they are added to our preview of the kit's features & CAD drawings we have already seen so far...

Monday, January 11

Preview: Three new kits from Hobbyboss in the new year...

Three new kits from Hobbyboss this new year of 2021 - a very fast, very light fighting soft top from the "Brits" A light tank from Soviet times and a paper panzer from the blueprints of the Third Reich are the candidates for this month. We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Saturday, January 9

Dry Build Review - ICM's 32nd scale Stearman (Boeing) Pt-17/ns2-3 Kaydet

Today Gary Wickham examines ICM's 32nd scale boxing of the Stearman (Boeing) Pt-17/ns2-3 Kaydet in the best way possible - by "Dry Building" it to see how the kit goes together & to check the fit & the accuracy of what is on offer. See how the kit performs & what he thought about it in his review...

Friday, January 8

Preview: Time to get on the tools with Miniart's new workshop kit...

Never one to shirk their responsibilities, MiniArt have taken the "tradie" route with these two blokes whose motto is "If you have a go you'll get a go" and a workshop scene in 35th scale emerges. We look at what is in the kit in our preview...

Thursday, January 7

Preview: Suyata's new "2 in 1" T-90A Main Battle Tank & "Tiger" Gaz-233014 Armoured Vehicle in 48th scale


New-tool 1/48th scale armour looks to be the hot ticket of recent times, with many model companies expanding their ranges in this scale. Suyata is the latest to take on the challenge with a pair of very nice looking Russian modern military vehicles, the T90A & "Tiger " AFV in a combo set boxing. We look at each of the subjects in our preview...

Wednesday, January 6

January's G.I.'s from the Bodi in our new item preview...

The Bodi from Hungary is providing modellers with some warmth (even if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) this January with a pair of  US Military Police & GI set in the Ardennes in 1944. They come complete with a  stove in the set - or just as single figures if you wish. We look at both of them as singles and as a set in our preview...

Tuesday, January 5

Preview: MiniArt's new 35th scale Tramway "X" Series Mid Type Coming Soon:

MiniArt continues to adapt some of their more impressive kits into different variants with all new colours and several details that pertain to this, the mid-production type of their earlier released "X" series trams. We have some pictures of the real thing, sprues, colours decals and the kit in our preview...

Saturday, January 2

Border Model's 35th scale Bf-109G6 - Yes - 35th scale!!!

It seems Border Model has gone all "Airfix" on us and named their latest large scale fighter aircraft in a non-standard scale. This new Bf-109G6 looks pretty standard, except for the fact that it is in 1/35th scale instead of 1/32nd scale! We look at the info on hand and the kit's possibilities in our preview...

Thursday, December 31

Preview: New Abrams Squad Mag & two new books for the new year from Pla Editions...

Pla Editions has three new publications just in time to kick of 202. Issue 34 of "Abrams Squad" is of corse on the way, as well as a reference book covering Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) “Iron Horse”, 1st Cavalry Division of the US Army & book featuring the trators of the eastern bloc in modelling and dioramas. See more about each of them in our preview...

Monday, December 28

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale Austin Armoured Car 1918 Pattern. Japanese Service. Interior Kit

Miniart have released their Austin Armoured Car in another version, this time in Japanese service with a full interior to match it. We have some pictures of the real thing and the kit in our preview...

Sunday, December 27

Build review: Titanic Seal & Iceberg Scene from Suyata

Will Vale has the mind and a talent for creating the unique, so when he saw the novel, new "cute" kit of the Titanic (with seals and icebergs included) from Suyata, his interest piqued. Will has built the kit to show you what's inside and how the model builds in his construction review...

Saturday, December 26

Masterbox 2021 January kits - on a horse and not so far away...

Masterbox always brings us something unique and different from the normal with evocative artwork to accompany their kits. They start off 2021 with two new models in different scales depicting interesting scenes in plastic. See what's new in our preview...

Thursday, December 24

Preview - A new Mig-25PD "Foxbat E" in 72nd scale from ICM

ICM plastic model kits has news of an addition to their recently released Mig-25 series of kits in 72nd scale to make the Foxbat that most of us are familiar with, the cold war nemesis, the  Mig-25PD or "Foxbat E". we have cad images and boart and a little on this variant in history in our preview...

Tuesday, December 22

Preview: "U.S.A.A.F Aircraft Weapons of WW II" from Canfora Publishing (on pre-order & at a discount for a short time)

Canfora Publishing has delivered a new book that features everything you need to know and all the images you need to know all about the weapons use on the bombers, fighters and other aircraft of the USAAF in World War II. Titled "U.S.A.A.F Aircraft Weapons of WW II". We give you a preview of this new book, the contents and how to get it on a discount in our preview...

Monday, December 21

2021 is already looking up - with three new releases from Takom...

The hits keep on coming fro everyone this year - but we have good news about 2021 already with three pretty cool looking new kits in different areas of interest from Takom. See what we know about tooth of the kits in our preview...