Friday, December 4

Construction Review Pt II: 1/35th scale German Sd.Kfz.553 Ausf. Vierfüßler KaiserKäfer "Fist of War" from ModelCollect

A dystopian future, MAK looks and a somewhat What-if? 1946 vibe combine to make the 1/35th scale German Sd.Kfz.553 Ausf. Vierfüßler KaiserKäfer "Fist of War" Series from ModelCollect. Clayton today presents us with the second part of his story, where he paints this kit in a truly unique style that "hexes" its opponents. See it come together in part II today...

Thursday, December 3

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. H Vomag. Early Prod May 1943. Interior kit coming soon

MiniArt's latest Panzer IV is backdated from the Ausf J model to the ubiquitous Panzer IV Ausf H - Vomag production early model on the way. This kit features a full interior, decals for three kits plus lots of other features. We look at the tanks and the features in our preview...

Wednesday, December 2

Preview: The Hawker Hurricane - A Complete Guide To The Famous Fighter from Valiant Wings Publishing

Valiant wings concentrate their fire on the famous Hurricane for their sixteenth publication in the series of "Complete Guides". This new book promises to show you everything you knew - or didn't know you didn't know about the Hurricane, combined with plans, drawings, walk around & many more helpful features. See not the contents of the book in our preview...

Kittyhawk gives us our "Romeo" - the MH-60R is on the way...

The next in the "Hawk" family is on the way from Kittyhawk - the MH-60R "Romeo" is the latest off the block in 35th scale. We have some info on the kit, on the real aircraft and the colours in this boxing in our preview...

Monday, November 30

An Alfa roadster, top of the range, a desert Crusader, flying bananas & a Stork in Italeri's December preview...

Italeri has five kits in different scales, genres & difficulties on sale in November with some serious modelling to be had just before Christmas. We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale German Tankmen With Gantry Crane & Maybach Hl 120 Engine

MiniArt continue to get the most from their plastic in imaginary ways by combining and adding too their already established sets to come up with something new and inspirational for the modeller. Today we have a preview of the plastic, the markings, boxart and some information on their new kit collaboration in their set "German Tankmen With Gantry Crane & Maybach Hl 120 Engine"...

Sunday, November 29

Zvezda's 2021 Catalogue: Some older, updated & new kits of the new year in our preview...

Zvezda shows us their new catalogue with existing models & all new items for 2021 - the only catch is you need to speak Russian to decipher everything in the pages. We know that the smart ones amongst you can work out what's coming in this new catalogue preview.

Saturday, November 28

Preview: A new book on the hunting men & machines of Jasta 14 in WWI from Luftfahrtverlag-Start

Luftfahrtverlag-Start has a new book in development covering German flying machines of the last century - but this one is different, it covers Jasta 14 from the First World War. We have some basic info on the book, some sample pages and how to order it online if you are interested...

Thursday, November 26

A new "killer" Superbug from Meng in 48th scale is on approach...

Meng has released the first of the images that look like a killer "Superbug", the F-18E Super Hornet in a new tooled kit. We take a look at some of the features of the Super Hornet and the CAD drawings with several great features in our preview...

Zis goes with zat from MiniArt with kits combined to make something new...

MiniArt has combined their ZIS 2/3 field gun with a crew and limber to make this set of all three combined with ammunition in a different set of anti-tankers in time for December. See what is in the kit in our preview...

Wednesday, November 25

Handbags at ten paces! Mig-15 Fagot Vs Fagot bis - Two new-tooled kits from Bronco in 48th scale...

“You’re cheap and you’re haggard”. is not the words we would use for these two newly tooled fagots from Bronco Models. We look at the Mig-15 from the Korean Conflict and the Mig 15 Bis and what features are for which airframe in our new item preview...

Monday, November 23

Preview: Alpine Miniatures new 1/35th scale 2nd Armoured WW2 US Tank Commander Set

Figures of American tankers are in fashion of recent times it seems, with many tanks and AFV's from 'Murica in the market why not look at some figures to populate the scene? Alpine Miniatures has two new 35th scale tankers to fit the bill, sold as separates or as a pair, we look at them both in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's new 35th scale T-34/85 MOD.1945. Plant 112

MiniArt has already given us a fair few of their new tooled T34's in 35th scale, and for their latest model we see the T-34/85 Mod1945 from the end of WWII into the cold war period as their subject. We have colours, CAD's, decals, features & some on the original tank in our preview.

Sunday, November 22

Eaglecals three new decal sheets in three scales for Spits & Würgers in November

Eaglecals have released three new sets of decals for Mk.I a Spitfires, for early and for late A-model Würgers in three scales. We have a look at the profiles of these new decals, and where we can we get to see the aircraft also in our preview...

Friday, November 20

Pt IV build review: 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck from ICM Models - Finishing the firetruck

The very large and very red 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck from ICM Models is in the final stages of paint and construction by Andy Moore. We have been looking forward to seeing just how he finishes this truck off, so read on to see how he made it look so very good.

Thursday, November 19

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale IDF tanks are about to roll onto your LHS shelves soon...

Miniart has given us many soldiers, civilians and figures from across the world. Today we look at their latest set in injection moulded plastic with four soldiers of the IDF in 1/35th scale. We see the boxart, and how they look put together and painted up in our preview...

Wednesday, November 18

Construction Review: Qunita Studio Interior 3D-Decals - Detail Sets

We are constantly searching for search for the ultimate solution to one of the hardest areas of aircraft modelling, the cockpit. Alas, that one stop - fix all solution - the silver bullet if you will has not yet been found. Qunita Studio seems to have an interesting proposal in their new and much talked about interior 3D-decal detail sets. Gary has some at hand, and he shows us just what they contain and how they apply to a real model in his review...

Sunday, November 15

Preview: We cannot believe how many new products Res Kit has for us in November...

If you were to tell us that Res Kit had eighty-four (yes 84!!) new products since their last update in July we would say you were "trippin". However - it IS true, and we have pictures, prices and links to each of the 144th & 72nd scale new items just added to their catalogue in our preview...

Friday, November 13

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

We have even more of the very latest information from Meng on their new Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans 24 hour kit. These new parts finish off the kit and they are added to our preview of the kit's features & CAD drawings we have already seen so far...

Construction Review Pt I: 1/35th scale German Sd.Kfz.553 Ausf. Vierfüßler KaiserKäfer "Fist of War" Series from ModelCollect

Not usually one for "What-if?" or paper panzer builds, Clayton has found his sweet spot in building this, the MAK/mecha-inspired "Fist of War" 1/35th scale German Sd.Kfz.553 Ausf. Vierfüßler KaiserKäfer kit from Modelcollect. The robot walker certainly looks impressive in the box, but see how this kit goes together and what Clayton though in his construction review...

Thursday, November 12

Twenty (20!) new products in four scales from Black Dog in November...


Black dog has twenty (- yes 20!) new products for sale in November - in four different scales in diorama, figure, aircraft improvements and some small pew pew for your Panzers. We show you each of them in our preview... 

Preview: Barracuda's ten new sets in three scales for your aircraft this November...

Barracuda Studios have ten improvement sets in three scales for many of your aircraft kits this November. We have info, images and links of where to find out more in our preview...

Tuesday, November 10

Construction review: 1/32nd scale Avro Lancaster B Mk.I Nose Art Kit From HK Models.


Hong Kong Models has launched their nose into the market with an all-new kit of the Lancaster - but this kit is something different... If you are one of those modellers who want the 32nd scale Lancaster but do not have space or the cash for a full-sized kit, you can now get the nose section as a stand-alone model. A kit in large scale with all the drama at a 3rd of the space and price of the full kit. We have built it for you to show you all about the model and how it looks once together in our review...

Monday, November 9

Preview - German Tankers Refuelling their steeds in MiniArt's latest set...

MiniArt continues with their range of figures to suit their scenes and military vehicles with a set of two tankers and a selection of fuel containers for them to fill up their 35th scale tanks, trucks, cars or whatever is out of juice! See the parts, the art and the etch in our preview...

Sunday, November 8

Construction Review: 1/35th scale US 101st Airborne Set #2 from Alpine Miniatures

Always a favourite because of their rarity in the hobby, WWII-era US Paratroopers are often sought after by modellers. When Alpine Miniatures are making the set...well the interest meter goes up! See a little bit more about Alpine's latest release, the gear & history of the unit in our review...

Saturday, November 7

We preview AMMO's latest products for November available now...

AMMO welcome the end of 2020 with a new book of "How to" for 1/144th scale propeller planes, the Encyclopedia of figures finale, new weathering sets, 3D printed essentials and lots of other novel products in November's releases...

Friday, November 6

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale Pz.Beob.Wg.IV Ausf. J Late/Last Prod. 2 In 1 W/crew

Miniart has the second in their line of new Panzer IV's coming in a "2 in 1" kit that enables you to make a Pz.Kpfw.IV Late or Final Production Pz.Beob.Wg.IV Ausf.J. We have some of the features of this new kit and the real thing in our preview...

Thursday, November 5

Preview: Italeri's five latest releases are large in scope, in subject & they are out now...

Italeri has five kits in different scales, genres & difficulties on sale in November with some serious modelling to be had just before Christmas. We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures in our preview...

Wednesday, November 4

Preview: "Wingspan Special #1" focussing on the F-16 from Canfora Publishing


Canfora Publishing has had a few very nice releases for aircraft modellers in their "wingspan" series of books. A new version of the book in a smaller form covering only one aircraft model in more detail is about to be published. The subject - the F-16 Fighting Falcon on 32nd scale. See the images of this new book and the contents in our preview...

Tuesday, November 3

Preview: The new 35th scale Vietnam War-era LARC-V emerges from Gecko Models

Gecko Models has been planning this one for a while, the LARC-V from the Vietnam War-era is due soon in plastic injection in 1/35th scale. We have a little on this kit and of the real thing in our preview...

Monday, November 2

Pt III Build review: 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck from ICM Models - Gettin' cosy in the cab...

Andy Moore continues on with the build of the AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck in 35th scale from ICM. Today he follows on from the chassis and running gear on to the cabin and internal details. See how he gets the most out of the kit in the penultimate part of his build...