Wednesday, April 30

100 years and taking prisoners has changed a little - Masterbox's latest three from May on display

Masterbox have given us three kits for this coming month of May - from wounded combatants in WWI through to ever popular German Panzermen to modern special ops servicemen and their captive -  lots of shots of the figure together in our preview

Tuesday, April 29

Brett builds & back-dates the Vietnam Chaffee from Bronco - PT:I construction..

The Bronco Models kit of the M24 Chaffee is a well-respected and popular kit that has been re-boxed a few times not in different incarnations. Brett has grabbed this kit with both hands and turned this Vietnam boxing into a late WWII hard hitter – see how he did it in this clean looking build review and construction…

Monday, April 28

A new "divine" sculpture from Andrea Minatures

With this band of warriors in the news recently for their service to their country (rightly or wrongly) the latest release of a bust from Andrea Miniatures captures a flying officer of the Kamikaze section readying himself for battle..

Sunday, April 27

Forecast: More mist with some German steel this month…

This month Panzerwrecks have produced their third in the popular series of “duel in the Mist” – with many not before seen photographs in large format and typically informative text we preview just what is included in this new volume…

Saturday, April 26

Clayton builds the 1/35 Bronco CV3/33 Tankette Serie II – Early Production

There is something that appeals to me about little tanks. I don’t know if it is the whole David Vs Goliath thing, or the disbelief of how the crews actually functioned in these machines. I like their toy like appearance and the part they played on the battlefield....

Friday, April 25

Review: Barracuda Studios two new Tempest/ Typhoon improvements blow in....

Have a Typhoon or Tempest in 32nd scale and want to do a little improving? Well if you are in the market for this kit or have it on the bench Barracuda Studios has some great stuff out now to improve two very prominent parts of your new model…

Thursday, April 24

Dennis Oliver's second StuG book is abut to assault the shelves of your LHS

Dennis Oliver Publishing
 has a new title in the second of the popular StuG Series about to be released, and we thought we would give you a quick preview of what is coming from these well respected publishing house…

Wednesday, April 23

Check out this astonishing new modelling gallery book from Genius Lori Nix…

Lori Nix – not a name we had heard of before in modelling circles but one I am sure will be known pretty soon. This German artist has published a book of his almost artistic re-creations of real life that will surely get modeller’s thoughts running into creating scenes just like this – let us take you for a walk through his city….

Monday, April 21

Guess who is about to launch a new F-84F & RF-84E in 32nd scale???

Well definitely not Miss Marjorie Critten, (Miss Missouri 1958) as she has had her turn – read on to hear what’s being whispered about this large scale Thunderstreak…..

Sunday, April 20

We review Andrea Press' latest opus which takes a very detailed look at the artefacts of the Luftwaffe

Andrea Press have released some very good books recently  - especially photo books on the artifacts of soldiers, especially their book “Inside the Allgemeine SS 1925-1945” which took us shot by shot through the history and personal effects of this organization. It was a superb book and this tome in a very similar theme looks just as good – let’s have a look…

Saturday, April 19

Benchtop build Review: RP TOOLZ 13cm Bending tool

Need some good – straight “crisp” bent folds? There are a few tools on the market – now RP TOOLZ throws their hat into the ting with their new 8cm, 13cm & 18cm bending tools. We have the median sized 13mm bending tool to put through it’s paces today – let’s have a look and see if it keeps up or beats the opposition…

Friday, April 18

Construction review Masterbox’s "German tankmen in the break between combats"

MasterBox has made a name for themselves with dynamic figure sets of soldiers on the charge and people actually doing things.  This set slipped under our radar this year and we didn’t get to build it so we thought we would build it up for you so you can see if this set is a win- loss or draw…

Thursday, April 17

Finally got round to the roundels - Review of Zoukei-Mura’s new P-51K/Mustang IV in 32nd scale

In the race to market one of the most popular WWII fighters ever the British version of the Mustang – the MK IV (P-51K) has been overlooked in 32nd scale – until now that is -  as Zoukei Mura takes the mantle with their latest Mustang that can well wear stars and bars or roundels. We are building it but we thought we would give you a look at what is inside the box before we do…

Tuesday, April 15

Review: Verlinden’s “#2780 Homeland Defense Vignette”

Want to model a dramatic scene in the closing months of Germany in 35th scale? Need a dead Russian scout and some street debris? Need a ruined building and cobblestone street to set the scene? Well look no further than Verlinden’s latest “#2780 Homeland Defense Vignette” – and today we put it together in a review..

Monday, April 14

Review: Messerschmitt Bf 109 'Gun Decks' set in 1/32nd scale from A2Zee Models

Need new gun decks for your G-6? No this aint no rap song this is serious – the narrow eyes of your new revel kit can now be corrected.

Sunday, April 13

4… 3… 2… 1… and it’s lift off with the Revell Space Shuttle!

Revell re-releases the Space Shuttle Launch Tower in 1/144 scale.  Our man from Belgium Nic is building it so we thought we would ask him what he thinks as he unboxes the kit and how he plans to use some add-ons by LVM to maximize this kit.

Saturday, April 12

We find an Easter egg in Hasegawa's June releases

Hasegawa’s June items include a surprise visit from George, an Osprey and a thunderbolt, a Japanese Focke Wulf, a Mossie blown in with a typhoon and Thunderbolt and a true egg (kit) in time for Easter

Friday, April 11

What – no pilot figure included? Freedom Models new X-47B in 48th scale…

The Pegasus has new wings – the new X-47C launches from the carrier decks into models shops with Freedom Models new 48th scale kit – we have the preview CAD images of what is to come…

Wednesday, April 9

Review: KV tanks on the battlefield from PeKo Publishing

In today’s news we review PeKo Publishing’s latest full page pictorial on the KV tanks of the Soviet Union on the battlefields of WWII….

Tuesday, April 8

Revell has some tasty kits rocketing their way to you this month

Revell of Germany has several new very nice looking models coming out in April – We have got the Space shuttle to review already but we thought we would show you a preview of it and all the other items Revell OF Germany has coming to your local hobby shop this month.

Saturday, April 5

Where’s the other engine? …and two other new releases in April from Hobbyboss.

German circle flyers, French heavy hitters and mass produced good ol' U.S. machines are feature in the trio of new releases from Hobbyboss this April..

Friday, April 4

Mantis Miniatures goes modern warfare again and so many sheep ewe need extra heads to count them...

Two USMC soldiers pick their way carefully around a small excavator as they scan the horizon for any trouble – single and as a set these are just two of the new releases from Mantis Miniatures this month – they have some spare heads (who needs just one?) and some sheep that need to be rounded up in April’s releases.

Wednesday, April 2

Italeri almost put D-Day on hold..well almost...

Among their slew of D-Day commemorative releases come two new and colourful big birds in Italeri’s April releases….

Tuesday, April 1

SO now Aurora wants the war to go into 1947 - and who can argue?

With all the what if?  Schemes released and modellers lapping it up why not extend the party – well in our imaginations anyway it all sounds nice – as long as combatants are like this lady panzer commander….