Tuesday, July 16

Read n' Reviewed: Model Aircraft Extra No. 1: Building the Focke Wulf Fw190 from MA Publications

The team from Model Air Publications, lead by Andy Evans has collected the works of thirteen (I know a lucky number) model builds of the famous Focke Wulf Fw 190 into one publication in the first of a new series of special editions. The aim of this new series is to compile some of the best model builds of the same type into the one volume, and what better place to start than the popular "Wurger" huh? We have the new publication and have read it, so why not let us tell you what is inside in our review? Go on - let's do it...

Monday, July 15

Construction Review: German Luftwaffe Cadets (1939-1945) in 32nd scale from ICM

Today Gary reviews ICM's German Luftwaffe Cadets in 1/32nd scale from ICM Models. He has just the right aircraft to put these next to - so see if he thinks these are winners or not or whether they just won't get off the ground in his construction review...

Saturday, July 13

Dual construction Review: 72nd scale Russian Army Tractors Set: KZKT 537L & MAZ 537 from Takom

Takom has taken to releasing some kits alternate to 35th scale if recent - starting with 72nd scale in some well-known and much-loved machines that are already done to death in 35th scale and good on them for trying it. Today Paul Lee takes on a twin tractor tussle with the new set of two kits in a box "Russian Army Tractors Set: KZKT 537L & MAZ 537"...

Friday, July 12

A boat & several aircraft are amongst our cherry-picked "Limited releases" from Hasegawa in Sept/ August

We have ignored the many "re-sale" items of Hasegawa's September items and thought we might show you what they are selling as a "Limited Edition" in their releases of August/ September. See what is coming in our preview...

Thursday, July 11

Build Guide Pt IV: 1/48th scale Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series II - Final details, pilot & base

Calum Gibson has been hard at it with his Eduard 1/48th scale Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series II kit. In the final part of the story he adds the last touches to the kit, a Barracuda Studios pilot and a lovely base to bring the "Tiffie" to life. See how he finished it off in part IV of the guide...

Wednesday, July 10

Big n' little new kits in Hobbyboss' latest July releases are about to land...

Hobbyboss takes us from one extreme of aircraft modelling to another this month - from a diminutive JASDF T-4 trainer in 72nd scale to the second release of their massive B-24 Liberator in 32nd scale. We have the boxart, colours, decals, plastic &everything else inside the boxes of their two new releases for this month...

Monday, July 8

Revell's July 2019 new items are varied & well represented in our new item preview...

Revell Germany has several releases for this month - Some of modern subjects - some simple kits to the quite futuristic and complex. See what Revell has already out there in shops in our July 2019 preview...

Sunday, July 7

Construction review: 1/35th scale Russian Lanchester Armoured Car 'Russian Service' from Copper State Models

Copper State Models is making another version of their Lanchester kit in 35th sale - this varaint is the "Russian Service" version with the 37mm Hotchkiss gun. Andy has already built the British WWI version, but now, see how this Russian Service kit builds up and what has changed in his construction review...

Friday, July 5

Five new releases on tracks, wings, rotors & wheels this month from Italeri

A Zerstorer, a dramatic rescue at sea, Porche's Tiger, A gull-wing Merc & an F1 legend are amongst the new releases from Italeri this month. We have art, colours & sprues in our preview...

Thursday, July 4

Preview: Four new items with sprues, colours & boxart from Trumpeter in June

We wait every month for Trumpeter to add sprue pictures to their new item previews - it makes the preview just that little bit better to see even the small pictures of the plastic they are offering. This month's new items with boxart, model profiles, colours & the contents of the kit in our preview.

Wednesday, July 3

Construction Review: 1:32nd scale USAAF Pilots (1941-1945) from ICM Models

ICM has been making a few very nice 1/32nd scale aircraft for a while now - but what about the humans to populate them? You could go for a resin pilot or why not just take a look at ICM's accompanying growing range of 32nd scale figures? See what our man Gary thought about them in his construction review...

Tuesday, July 2

A new, updated & expanded take on the "Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjäger" available to pre-order from Chandos Publications

As some of our precious tomes of knowledge get long in the tooth sometimes you do wish for just that little bit more in an all-in-one reference book. Chandos Publications aims to bring that to the public with a revised and updated look of Martin Pegg's book on the "Panzerknacker" with their new title "Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjäger"  - Can you guess what's in the book yet? See a little more about this soon to be released book in our preview...

Monday, July 1

Aid from America in the form of the M3 Lee Late Prod Kit from MiniArt is on the way!


We have seen the Grant tank already - but now the US version of the tank is coming from MiniArt. The new 35th scale Lee (Late Production) kit will also be hitting our shelves. We have Colours, decals, sprues & features and some on the original tank in our preview.

Sunday, June 30

New 35th scale Pz.IV F1, Pz.IV F1 Vorpanzer & Pz.IV F1 Additional Armour "3 IN 1" kit on the way from Border Model

After the success of their initial release of the Panzer IV G last year and this year's Leopard 2 A5/A6, Border model continues down the Panzer line with a new three in one kit of the short barrelled Panzer IV - this time in  Pz.IV F1, Pz.IV F1 Vorpanzer & Pz.IV F1 Additional Armour flavours. We have a look at what they are proposing so far and how to tell the difference between these variants in our preview...

Saturday, June 29

Poland rejoices (& everyone else scratches their heads) as Takom go into the future with the new PL-01 in 35th scale

Takom has pulled a little surprise from their collective hats with the announcement of their newest kit - not another Panzer or Russian tank  - but something completely left field, tried & untested. The New concept tank of the polish army the PL-01 is set to be made into a 35th scale kit and released over the next few months - we have a little on the tank & the kit in our preview...

Friday, June 28

Don't ask about their Willys! Takom's new 1/35th scale "US Army 1/4 Ton Utility Truck w/ 1/4 Ton Utility Trailer & M.P. Figure"

Takom have just surprised us by releasing the box art along with the CAD drawings of a new tool 1/35th scale Willys Jeep "US Army 1/4 Ton Utility Truck". This kit is in the final stages of development, and we share with you all we know about it and the real thing in our preview...

Thursday, June 27

The second three-figure set to make a mob of six - and an instant diorama from D-Day Miniature Studio

A six-figure-sum for 81? D-Day Miniature Studio has released the second set of three figures to finish off their instant diorama set back in the Battle of Britain. We look at  'Under Guard, Battle of Britain 1940' in our figure set preview...

Tuesday, June 25

Beauty & the Beast in Masterbox' two new 24th scale fantasy series...

Masterbox takes us on a flight of fantasy from space-age "at the edge of the universe" series with two more 24th scale figures from their new range of kits as we see in our preview...

Monday, June 24

Finally the first in a new family of Frogfoot's from Kittyhawk in "forty-eighth" - far-out!!

Great news! Kittyhawk are opting to go for a 48th scale new tooling Suhukoi Su-25K (yes a K) for their forthcoming new kit. We have some scant information on the kit in our preview...

Sunday, June 23

Masterbox's new figures for July - political, deadly & all of them "sssmokin"

Masterbox continues to bring us new and very interesting subjects in a way that only they know how - not often do you see injection moulded figures depicting Post-apocalypse Amazons with a beaten captive and Special Operatives giving boy soldiers cigarettes. See more about these two new 35th scale releases in our preview...

Saturday, June 22

Build Guide Pt IV: Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series 1 - Masks on, Markings on - Take Off!

The last part of the Tempest I story today - with Gary's build of the 48th scale Eduard Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series 1 only needing the invasion stripes, the markings and a base with two pilots needed to finish it off. See how Gary did such a great job of finishing it off in the last part of his story...

Friday, June 21

Decal Review: Sexy Spitfires in 48th scale from Exito Decals

Spitfires are always popular with modellers - especially 72nd and 48th scale versions - and Exito has these two scales covered in their new decal release. Gary Wickham has taken a look at them in his review in today's news...

Wednesday, June 19

Two "bodi"ies of German tankers in 35th in three packages from the Bodi

The Bodi Miniatures has a new figure which makes a set with the Panzer Officer they released about a month ago. Both sculpted in 35th scale, they will make a nice addition to your German tank diorama. We look at them both as singles and as a set in our preview...

Monday, June 17

Construction Guide Pt. III: Miniart's 35th scale Soviet Ball Tank “Sharotank” Figures, Flora & Finishing

Andy Moore has finished his MiniArt 35th scale Sharotank - and this one was truly special, with the construction, painting & weathering as well as adding a lit-up interior to the kit to bring it to life. This, the third article features a base and some figures to bring the kit to life. See how Andy gets this ball really rolling in part III of his guide...

Saturday, June 15

Build Guide Pt III: Eduard's Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series 1 - Final construction & mottled camouflage layers (& layers & layers)

Gary's build of the Eduard 48th scale Tempest Mk.V Series I continues, with help from Eduard and Barracuda Studios extras, this kit is shaping up into something special. See it come along in part III of his construction guide...

Friday, June 14

AMMO's latest products: Two new publications, paint, applicators, weathering products & lots more in June

Ammo has a bunch of new products available this month, their two new books on dioramas & aircraft modelling, new applicators & acrylic putty, paints for miniatures & a little bit for "First Aid" - see what they are in our preview...

Thursday, June 13

Decal Review Luftwaffe Ground Attackers Vol.1 in 48th scale from Exito Decals

Exito Decals us a new maker of markings for some of the most popular kits in 72nd and 48th scale. Gary Wickham has two new sets in his hands - and today he shows you what comes inside the Luftwaffe Ground attackers Volume I set in his review...