Thursday, January 31

MiniArt & Introducing Mini Crafts embroidery new items from Spielwarenmesse 2019

The Nuremberg Toy Show  is in full swing for the exhibitors with lots of reports from the event are coming in - Today Charlie has sent us new pictures of MiniArt & their new bead embroidery sister company Mini Crafts new items from the coming year, lots of great things to see at the Spielwarenmesse 2019

Tuesday, January 29

Preview of Italeri’s Catalogue & New Items for 2019/20

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…

Monday, January 28

Happy (Chinese) New Year to Hobbyboss as we look at their February releases...

Hobbyboss have shown us the sprues for one of the two new kits of February 2019, we have the boxart, camo colours and a lot more information from Hobbyboss on these two popular vehicles for the Chinese New Year in our preview......

Saturday, January 26

Dry Fit Review: Kittyhawk's 48th scale MiG-25 RB/RBT Foxbat B

Kittyhawk's new 48th scale MiG-25 RB/RBT Foxbat B was recently released, and we thought who better to review it than the guy who has made the first release of the Foxbat by Kittyhawk Mr Gary Wickham? See as Gary compares and contrasts this with the earlier release in his excellent review...

Thursday, January 24

Preview: Trumpeter kits of March with boxart, colours & many sprues included

We have four very different vehicles in Trumpeter's new releases in March. We waited till we got the sprue shot - a little small for our taste but that's life and at least we have them packed with box art, colours and everything else in the box in our March preview...

Wednesday, January 23

We preview Hasegawa's Models for March

Hasegawa's latest items have already been announced for March this year. There are some interesting bits in here, some re-hashed but interesting all the same. See if you find anything you like in our preview...

Tuesday, January 22

Preview: Meng's new World War toon tank, the German Heavy Tank VK45.01 "Tiger P"

Meng Models and Studio Roqovan are teaming up again to create another vehicle in the "World War Toons" series - this time an ever so cute version of the prototype that never got to serve - the Tiger P VK45.01 is in our preview...

Monday, January 21

In-Boxed: 1/35th scale Yanmar YT5113A Tractor from Hasegawa

Something a little different but no less appealing today with Andy Moore's in-box review of Hasegawa's new Yanmar YT5113A Tractor in 35th scale. A model that in the right hands could be made into anything the modeller's imagination can think of - hopefully Andy takes this one on...

Saturday, January 19

Build Guide (& pimping out) Meng's World War Toons M5 Stuart Light Tank


We have made a few of the "World War Toon" kits from Meng recently - and every time we were thinking "How do we make these even better? The kit is great for a simple build, but there is room to pimp these little kits out as far as the imagination will stretch. See how this reporter took an otherwise pretty plain choice and detailed it up into a cool killer in our build review...

Friday, January 18

ICM Models Catalogue & new items of 2019-2020

Looking at these new models from ICM we see some surprising new tooled items in small and the largest of the usual modelling scales. All of the new items are clearly marked so you can easily pick them out, so feast your eyes on what's new and what maybe isn't in this lot.

Thursday, January 17

Construction Review: Paul builds Gecko Models 1/35th scale Cruiser Tank A10 Mk. IA CS

See Paul Lee breathe a sigh of relief as he finally gets to take on a kit WITHOUT a full interior in Gecko Models new 35th scale Cruiser Tank A10 Mk. IA CS kit. We want to see more builds from this new company and what better way to start than "cruisin' "?  

Wednesday, January 16

New Magazine Preview: Panzer Aces #58 - Big German guns on little wheels (& tracks)...

Panzer Aces has launched its latest edition in English, Spanish & French languages - the subject this time seems to be German softskins with BIG guns - so we think it will be popular. We have some preview images and information of what is coming in our magazine preview...

Monday, January 14

Construction Guide Pt.I: Kitty Hawk 1/48th scale Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback

Andy Moore has started off his 2019 projects with a build guide of Kittyhawk's 48th scale Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback. This aircraft has seen recent service over Syria so it is in the eye of the public and the mind of modellers worldwide. See how he makes his in part I of his construction guide.

Saturday, January 12

50 years and what's coming this year in Academy's 2019 preview...

Academy has released their new 2019 catalogue with a few surprises and a few welcome models we already knew about further cemented into the line. See if there is anything to interest you in this year's range in our preview...

Friday, January 11

MiniArt's BMR-1 Late Mod. w/ KMT-7 set to clear your bench...

A late model Soviet APC and mine roller kit in 35th scale is just what a lot of modellers ordered - MiniArt has their new we BMR-1 LATE MOD. WITH KMT-7 coming in February by the looks of it. We have some artwork, CAD's, Sprue shots and colours of the forthcoming kit in our preview...

Thursday, January 10

Revell's January 2019 novelties are all here in our new item preview...

Revell Germany has four releases for this month - notably two new modern aircraft in 32nd scale, a very nice looking classic Porsche and also a vintage Thunderbird - See them all in our January 2019 preview...

Wednesday, January 9

Two new figures to put in your Willy's & to complete a nice set this January from Alpine Miniatures...

Alpine Miniatures has two new figures released this month to complement earlier releases from Alpine. All four of these men are GI's from the Winter in Europe of late WWII. We have two standing figures and two soldiers that can be placed in the Dio with your Willys Jeep. See a little more on them in our new figure preview...

Tuesday, January 8

A Big mover & trailer in small scale from Takom

Takom has released another new kit in their 72nd scale line of new models. This one is a continuation on the Soviet-built truck line - the Maz-537G Tractor w/ CHMZAP-5247G Semi-Trailer. This massive truck has quite a few features that will make it attractive to modellers, we see a little about the kit and the real beast in our preview...

Monday, January 7

Ryefeild Model's new Panther crew in trouble & in demand...

It seems some more dynamic figures are starting to turn up on the 35th scale battlefield, in this case inside a tank kit's boxing! Ryefield Model is offering this new figure set as a special boxing bundled in with their Panther G full interior kit. See what we know about it so far in our preview...

Sunday, January 6

Construction Review: 1/16th scale WW2 US Infantry Winter 44-45 from Alpine Miniatures

Alpine Miniatures has released another larger scale 1/16th figure from the WWII era. This time, the cold winter of 1944/45 in the European theatre is experienced by this GI sculpted by John Rosengrant. See what he is made of and how he goes together in our review...

Saturday, January 5

MiniArt's 2019 catalogue full of current and some new items the new year you might want to see...

Miniart has published their newest Catalogue of items for 2019 - This time they have released the whole catalogue at once so you might see a few new things you may very much like - check it out and see in our preview...

Friday, January 4

Bronco's new T-34-85 but in 32nd scale??

It seems that there has either been a typo or Bronco Models has launched the first in a new series of 1/32nd armour kits - We think the latter - as the new kit of a rather famous  T-34-85 from the Chinese army in the Korean conflict is Kit No# 32001! See what we know about this latest kit from Bronco in our preview...

Wednesday, January 2

Construction Review: 1/35th scale Waffenträger auf E-100 from Amusing Hobby

Straight from the fictional world of "What-if" and World of tanks comes the new kit in 35th scale from Amusing Hobby - the mighty Waffenträger auf E-100. The best review is a build review so we got to building this kit in a Step-by-Step to show you just what is in the kit and how it goes together...

Tuesday, January 1

Revell's new releases named for 2019 - some things old,some thing's new...

Revell has joined the fray in releasing a list of some of their new kits for 2019. Several scales, more genres and even more types of vehicles, ships and aircraft are listed. See for yourself if the releases in our preview are interesting to you or not...

Kitthawk's 32nd scale Dassault Mirage 2000 D/N is rapidly approaching...

Kittyhawk release boxart of their Mirage 2000 D/N just today - this two-seater variant designed for Nuclear strike is slated for release mid-2019 - so not long to go now, folks! See more about the kit in our preview...