Tuesday, May 21

Construction, Painting & Weathering Review: Sturmtiger from Xinshi (Shinji) Hobby

They are a lot more than meets the eye these "cute" or "Egg" scale tanks - from the most basic looking premise of an "egg-xagerated" representation of a real vehicle into something that could pass for a real machine is the aim of every modeller, and Andy Moore has taken on the new "Sturmtiger" from Xinshi (Shinji) Hobby in just such an eggzercise...(Ill get my coat). See how he did it in his guide...

Monday, May 20

Build Guide Pt II: Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series 1 - Radiator, fuselage & flaps

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 II of his construction guide...

Saturday, May 18

In-Boxed: 1/48th scale UH-1N Twin Huey from Kittyhawk

The UH-1 "Huey" has always been popular with modellers, and to make sure you get what you want to see we have built both the UH-1D & UH-1Y here at TMN. Andy Moore has the third 48th scale Huey from Kittyhawk and he gives us his observations of the kit and contents in his "In-boxed"

Friday, May 17

Hasegawa's July new & Limited Edition kits - Hasegawa's looking forward (let's hope)

Hasegawa always has a bunch of kits coming out every month, some we have already seen, and some are a little "samey" but we try to pick out the best of what is on the way to show you - we found some interesting bits in July items are in our preview...

Thursday, May 16

Construction Review Pt.II: 1/72nd scale Mikoyan MiG-25RBT Foxbat B from ICM

Today we give you the second part of Gary Wickham's ICM's new 72nd scale MiG-25 MiG-25RBT Foxbat B build. And with this part he is fully concerned with the painting, weathering and displaying the base on a cool blurred "moving" background. See how he brings it to life in the second part of the build.

Wednesday, May 15

58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019: Modelling hall picture Gallery Pt 2.

Today we present our second and final gallery of models from the model hall at the 58th Shizuoka Model Show. There was so much to see there and so many great models we split this gallery into two - see the rest of the cream (and a little of the weird and wonderful) from the big show on the weekend in our tour of the hall floor.

Tuesday, May 14

58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019: Modelling hall picture Gallery Pt 1.

You can keep your major announcements of kits you would find out about a few days later from a buddy anyway - the main modeller's hall at Shizuoka Hobby Show is really where it's at! In here are THOUSANDS of models from enthusiasts all over the country wh bring them to exhibit - We have two galleries - the first today with a random-ass selection to show you what you saw or might have missed at the event - Enjoy!

Monday, May 13

Preview: Miniart's new 35th scale Focke-Wulf Triebflügel takes off at Shizuoka

A surprise announcement at the Shizuoka Hobby show was from MiniArt - The new kit of the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel in 35th scale was there in all its glory - proudly erect! We have now the full set of images and info of the boxart, sprues, aircraft colour schemes and feature set in our new item preview...

Sunday, May 12

Some pictures are better when they are moving - Short vignettes of the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

We took some of the short and not so short vignettes fo videos showing those things in the modelling hall that are just plain better in video. See our short - shorts to see if there is anything you would have missed at the show.

Saturday, May 11

For those of y'all who love "Whiskey" - Kittyhawk's new 48th scale Cobra fits the bill

Kittyhawk has got their act together with the announcement of a 48th scale AH-1W "Whiskey" Cobra. This kit should not be too long in the making, and we have some details on the aircraft and the kit in our preview...

Friday, May 10

TMN on Tour: Japan's 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 "Industry Day"

Currently in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show is underway. Thursday and Friday are the main business and trading days, it is also a day that all of the pictures of the new releases announced at the show leak out - this is what we have found out about the new kits coming to us so far from the show...

Oh Canada you finally have your RAM! Bronco Models 35th scale Cruiser Tank Ram MK.II early preview...

This has been long called for by certain quarters of the modelling community - now Bronco Models has released what we think will be the first in a series of  1/35th scale Canadian Cruiser Tank Ram kits. They start with the MK.II Early Production - see it's features, colours & artwork in our preview...

Thursday, May 9

A Badger in the wild - First signs of Amusing Hobby's new TD emerge at Shizuoka Hobby Show

Amusing Hobby has added to their announcement about the ARL-44 in 35th scale with more built up pictures of their FV 217 Badger British Heavy Tank Destroyer. See a little more of this kit in our preview...

Amusing Hobby Heavy Frenchie - the ARL-44 in 35th scale preview...

When you are on to a good thing stick to it - and Amusing hobby continues down the obscure but much-needed variety ticket of picking lesser known vehicles that need a new-tooled variant. The French heavy tank ARL-44 is to be released in June, and they have provided us with the box art and some pictures of built up test kits for our preview...

Wednesday, May 8

Two new brand new armoured chariots - art, colours & sprues in our preview from Hobbyboss in May

Hobbyboss has finally released the sprue pictures to April's two new kits, workhorses both in the air & on the ground & popular subjects. See sprues, colours, decals & artwork in our new item preview...

Tuesday, May 7

It's Official - 2019 is "Year of the Sherman" with RyeField's new-tool "Easy Eight"

Apart from a little bit of a spelling error on the flyer for this kit, it looks like RyeFeild Model's new "Easy Eitht 😄" Sherman might be interesting to some modellers out there - We have artwork, sprues and a feature set in our preview...

Monday, May 6

Colours, box art and finally sprues for Trumpeter's five May releases in our preview...

It has taken aaaaagggeess recently for Trumpeter to release the sprues from their latest kits - and we wait diligently for them to do this before we show them in our preview - This month of May's new kits are five in total - and we have our eyes on at least one - See what you think about them in our new item preview...

Sunday, May 5

Canfora's new "Broken Wings" book - available now at a special pre-order price

This second in Canfora's Aircraft Pictorial Series features large-format photographs and text showing just some of the downed aircraft that fell into German hands during WWII. Most allied types - the French, British, Soviet, Polish, Dutch, Belgian and Yugoslav aircraft are all on show in this new book. See more about this book and how to order it at a special pre-order discount in our preview...

Saturday, May 4

Build Guide: 1/48th scale Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series II w/ Barracuda Studios additions...

With Eduard's new 48th scale Series I Tempest kit already being built by Gary, Mr Calum Gibson of "Ham-fisted Modeller" fame decided to start his own build on the latter model, the Series II. He is adding some of Barracuda Studio's latest resin to the kit to further improve on the model. See him start his build in Part I of his construction guide today...

Friday, May 3

Six completely different types of releases from Italeri in our May kit preview...

A Fokker, a scene at Pegasus Bridge, a flat-roofed semi, a Kangaroo, some choppers and some free Frenchies from Italeri this month. We have art, colours & sprues in our preview...

Thursday, May 2

Read n' reviewed: "War Photographer 1.0" from Tom Cockle & Peko Publishing

Prolific author Tom Cockle has a new book soon to be released under PeKo Publishing's banner, "War Photographer 1.0" features a photo essay of German Sturmartillerist of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 189's wartime shots in the first of what looks to be a new series. See more in our review...

Wednesday, May 1

Read n' reviewed: Luftwaffe Gallery Series V: JG 5 Special Album: Fighters Of The Midnight Sun

Erik Mombeeck's Luftwaffe Gallery (LuGA) books are always something to behold for modellers and Luftwaffe historians alike. Never before published pictures and artwork with stories telling us all about the men and machines portrayed, these books come by infrequently so we want to know all about them. See what we thought after we read the latest title in our review of LuGa 5...