Wednesday, September 30

Build Review Pt. III - Kitty Hawk's 32nd scale Dassault Mirage 2000C - Wheels, Wings & whatever else can fit in there...

When we last left this build a few weeks ago Gary had sealed the fuselage and was about to add everything else to this deadly delta. See how he seals it all up ready for finals in today's story...

Tuesday, September 29

Preview: Miniart losing face is an improvement in this case? German Tank Crew. Kharkov 1943 with resin heads...

An update on their popular Kharkov 1943 set, MiniArt has included four new resin heads to greatly increase the realism and look of this now discontinued kit in a new "flava". We look at the previous set and this new set in comparison to see if there has been an improvement or not...

Monday, September 28

Painting & Weathering Guide: 1/72nd scale Chieftain Mk.11 and Chieftain Mk.10 (1+1 boxing) from Takom

So you want to make the same tank as the one you made in 35th scale - with one of the most difficult camo patterns, but in 72nd scale? That was the challenge Clayton gave himself with the painting and weathering of this 72nd scale  Chieftain Mk.11 and Chieftain Mk.10 (1+1 boxing) from Takom. See just how he pulled it off so well in the second part of his guide today in the news...

Sunday, September 27

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

AMMO has a big ol' bunch of new publications, guides, paint, masks, camo sets and new weathering materials (not to mention new masking materials😆) on sale for September. See what they have in store now in our preview...

Friday, September 25

Preview: 1/35th scale WWII Russian Tank Commanders from Alpine Miniatures


Two Red Army tank commanders from WWII are the subject of Alpine Miniature's latest releases. As usual, we look at each one, painted & unpainted, with a comparison to the real soldiers of the time & what they were wearing to see the quality of the sculpts and research - it's all there in our preview...

Thursday, September 24

Two tasty Teutonic head-turners from Takom

Two familiar releases from takom but of a different flavour. Both German and both popular subjects, the Bergepanzer 2A2 model and the more obscure (?) Panther G Early Production with Zimmerit in 35th scale are the choices - see a little about the real things in our preview...

Wednesday, September 23

1/35th scale Jagdtiger Sd.Kfz.186 Early/Late Production (2 in 1 kit) from Takom - Pt.I: Review & build

There are not many better things in the world of modelling than having a personal connection to the object you are making. John Bonanni has such a connection to Jagdtiger #331 which just happens to be the cover girl of Takom's 35th scale "Blitz" kit. Join John today as he recreates this vehicle before the painting and weathering which is to follow next week.

Tuesday, September 22

Read n' Reviewed: Forgotten Archives 3 The Lost Signal Corps Photos by Darren Neely from Panzerwrecks

Having been a fan of the first two books in the "Forgotten Archives" series, it was with interest that we saw a third book was incoming. We have spent a while reading this issue from Darren Neely and Panzerwrecks, see what we thought about the latest in this series in our review...

Monday, September 21

Fourteen (14) new products from Black Dog will suit many of your modelling needs in September...

Black dog has fourteen new products for sale in September - Some "Phabulous" Phantom additions, bombs and crew in 1/32 and some diorama accessories too. We show you each of them in our preview... 

Saturday, September 19

Another FCM-36 on the horizon - that's Riich!

There is a second French Light Tank FCM-36 coming to the market in 35th scale. After ICM's recent reveal of the CADs of their version, now Riich model is planning on their own version. See what's coming in our preview...

Thursday, September 17

Build Guide & Review: 1/72nd scale Chieftain Mk.11 and Chieftain Mk.10 (1+1 boxing) from Takom

Although it is only a tiny tank in 72nd scale, Takom's new boxing of a pair of Chieftains Mark 10 & Mark 11's need just as much love and attention as the 35th scale cousins. Who better to lavish that attention than Clayton who has already made the 35th scale version back in 2015? See how the kits go together in the first article before he paints & weathers the kits in the second part next week.

Wednesday, September 16

Preview: MiniArt's U.S. Jeep Crew & MP's - Special Edition

No one likes getting pulled over by the 5.0 - but when MiniArt gives us a kit of soldiers being pulled over in 35th scale we think differently. Five soldiers, a bunch of weapons and decals to go along with it. We look at them on the sprue and after they are painted in our preview...

Tuesday, September 15

Preview: Test shot build up: Semovente da 75/18 (w/full interior) from Italeri

We have been waiting for sprue shots for this, and now they are here we can show you a little more about the forthcoming new mould 35th scale Semovente da 75/18 from Italeri. Due in October - very soon we thought you might want to see more about it...

Monday, September 14

Review Pt.II: Meng's 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane Construction

Today we build the new 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane kit from Meng. We take it on without paint, warts and all, to see what the quality is REALLY like in the best type of review - All in our part II...

Saturday, September 12

Preview: AK Interactive's September releases

AK Interactive's September releases have some interesting learning, reading, painting and the tools to get the most out of your own modelling work. We have pics, prices, links and info in our preview...

Friday, September 11

Paper panzer proposal preview: Pz.IV Ausf.K from Amusing Hobby in 35th scale

Amusing Hobby has quite a market going for it in the world of "Paper Panzers" and vehicles you might see in World of Tanks. They have another vehicle planned for release - a proposal by Krupp in the form of the Panzer Pz.IV Ausf.K. We have a little about the proposal in our preview...

Thursday, September 10

Construction Review Pt.III: Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup “Gnome” in 32nd scale: Painting and Finishing the kit.

We have kept the last part of Andy Moore's build of Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup “Gnome” from you for too long, today we post the final part of his journey into the aircraft of WWI. Masking completed, today he paints, weathers and finishes the kit in a striking scheme with a great result...

Wednesday, September 9

Preview: Luftwaffe Gallery # 6: Luck, Fate And Destiny by Erik Mombeeck & Maciej Góralczyk

Erik Mombeeck's Luftwaffe Gallery (LuGA) books are always something to behold for modellers & Luftwaffe historians with never before published pictures & artwork with stories telling us all about the men & machines portrayed. We have the information about the latest issue - no#6 - called Luck, Fate And Destiny in our preview...

Tuesday, September 8

Trumpeter's three new kits of October in plastic, decal & marking choices.

Three new kits from the Air + Sea in October's new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

Monday, September 7

Construction Review Pt.III: ICM's 48th scale Do 217J-1/2 WWII German Night Fighter

The third part of Andy King's build of the 48th scale Dornier Do 217J-1/2 WWII German Night Fighter is with us today. ICM's kit has held up pretty well so far, see how Andy finished it off in the final part of his build guide & review...

Sunday, September 6

Preview: Two new kits from Hobbyboss on the way in September...

Two new kits from Hobbyboss this month - a small scale truck that was produced in large scale and a Puma that has a dog-box on top of it? We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Friday, September 4

Review Pt.I: Meng's 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane

Today we look at the contents of the long-awaited 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane kit from Meng. A surprise for some and a much-wanted subject in the most up to date quality for many, this boxing is interesting to us on many levels. See what we found in the box before we started building the kit in Pt.II.

Thursday, September 3

Abrams Squad is 33! - and we have all the details in our preview...

Abrams Squad thirty-three already? Consistently providing the best of modern warfare vehicles, dioramas, kits and figures to us on a regular basis, we have seen what is coming in the latest issue and wanted to share it with you... 

Wednesday, September 2

Construction Guide Pt 1:1/35th scale T-34/85 Zavod 183 Mod.44 from Italeri

Italeri's all-new tool kit of the T-34/85 Zavod 183 Mod.44 had a few surprises for Clayton when he first cast his eyes on it. He loves this tank - so he swallowed and got to building it, pausing only to take pictures and write a story about it for you all. See what he thought in the first part of his build guide...

Preview: Meng's new 1/700th scale USS Enterprise is about to sail...

Meng's new 1/700th scale ship is about to sail in the form of the U.S Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6) from WWII fame. This pre-coloured snap together kit has many features that we will see along with a little history of the real thing in our preview...

Tuesday, September 1

More surprises from Suyata - 1/48th scale Base + Sd,Kfz 171 Panther w/ full interior + 16t Strabokran + figures - all in ONE BOX!!

Not only does Suyata's new release of a base scene for a diorama come from left field, but it shocks us more to realize that not only the full interior Panther, the mechanic figures and the Strabokran 16t also come in the same box!! - all in 48th scale - all you need is glue and paint. See the pieces of the puzzle together in our preview...

A new company & kit from familiar modellers - Enter "16-02" with their 5,5cm FLAK (VG2) Gerät 58

Michael Baldeweg, the man behind "Custom- Scale" and the source of inspiration for many "What-if" and 1946-centric kits out there - has started a new brand called "16-02". This new company is making much of the same genre as Customs Scale - but doing it now in injected plastic moulded kits. We look at the first kit from this new entity in our preview...