Saturday, October 31

Preview: Das Werk's new Pz. Sfl. Ia 5cm Pak 38 tank destroyer VK3.02 in 1/35th scale

Das Werk has adapted their 35th scale Munitionsschlepper VK3.02 into something far more dangerous in their latest incarnation of this mould. The prototype Pz. Sfl. Ia 5cm Pak 38 tank destroyer VK3.02, designed to be used with airborne troops. See what we know about the kit and the prototypes in our preview... 

Friday, October 30

A Patton & Jeep combo & "Bruno" from the Bismarck via Takom in November

Takom has two releases for November (coming sooner than we think) - the combo of two Korean War M46 Patton & Jeep in 35th scale. To top that off they have the massive "Bruno" turret from the battleship Bismarck in 72nd scale. See what we know about tooth of the kits in our preview...

Preview: AK Interactives latest tools, masks, books & materials for November...

AK Interactive's November 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...

Wednesday, October 28

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale M3 Lee - Mid Prod. Interior Kit


MiniArt has already given us the Grant and the late version of the M3 Lee tank in 35th scale, but now they have gone back a little earlier - to the Mid production variant that saw action in the battlefield of Tunis. We have Colours, decals & features and some on the original tank in our preview.

Tuesday, October 27

Preview: Masterbox' November-December 2020 Post-Apocolypto Novelties...

Masterbox has added to their new series of Post-Apocalyptic with two new figures to join the range due for release in November-December in 35th scale. We look at them both in our preview...

Sunday, October 25

Preview: A new arrow in your quiver - HK Models new Do 335 A-10 Trainer in 32nd scale.

Hong Kong Models have not been resting during this time of COVID. Like us, they have been making new models, but this one is an adaptation of the Do 335 Pfeil range in 32nd scale. We have the CADs, box art and colour choices of their latest "Arrow" in our preview...

Chinese Type 59-1 and a LARS 2 on sprues are the subjects of Hobbyboss' November novelties...

Two new kits from Hobbyboss this month - a multiple rocket launcher and a lock of from China that was actually very good? We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Friday, October 23

Preview: "The Modern Super Hornet Guide, 2nd Edition" from Reid Air Publications...

Reid Air Publications has an all-new book exposing the Modern Super Hornet in detail & now on pre-order. We have some preview images & contents of the book in our preview for all of you Superbug lovers out there...

Thursday, October 22

Book preview: "Diorama Artist Hank Cheng's Collection" out soon & at a discount for a short time...

A new book from the master modeller Hank Cheng is just about to go to print. We have some news on the contents of the book, the artist himself and how to get this book with a discount at pre-order. Find out how in our lil' story about lil' stories...

Wednesday, October 21

Preview: 1/35th scale "Volkssturm in Action" - Six new figures from Stalingrad Miniatures...

Stalingrad Miniatures latest set of six figures captures a dire moment in history at the end of WWII which features the men and children thrown into combat by a desperate Nazi regime. These figures represent the struggle to stay alive with some photos that inspired them in our preview...

Tuesday, October 20

Pt II: Build review - 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck from ICM Models - Chassis & running gear...

We have seen inside the box of ICM's new 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck. Today the build gets under way, with the chassis, engine, running gear and those tyres sharpened up and put together in a helpful guide from Andy Moore.

Sunday, October 18

Preview: Rado Miniatures 8 new products & figures from Normandy (& at a discount)...

A new set of four figures of the SS in Normandy mark a return to that battlefront from Rado Miniatures. These 35th scale soldiers are sold also as singles if you prefer, but also on sale are to new head sets and some neat photo-etch badges for your own figures. See more about them, how to get them at a discount in our preview...

Saturday, October 17

Das new boat from Das Werk: U-Boat SM U-9 - German WWI Petroleum-Electric U-Boat in 1/72nd scale

Das Werk has a rather neat looking new tooled World War I German Submarine on the rise - the famous U-Boat SM U-9 - German WWI Petroleum-Electric U-Boat in a new tooled kit, four marking choices and lot of rivets! See all about the new kit in our preview...

Friday, October 16

Preview - Hard working German drivers & their good for nothing bosses in MiniArt's latest set...

We have seen Russian, American & a mix of drivers and mechanics from MiniArt, now "Ze Germans" get a turn with a set of four figures - two at hard work, the other two hard-up working as we see the new Officers and Drivers in their new kit...

Thursday, October 15

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

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

Wednesday, October 14

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale Austin Armoured Car 1918 Pattern. British Service - Western Front


Miniart have released some slight detail on their second release in their Austin Armoured Car series. This time it is the Austin Armoured Car 1918 Pattern. British Service with markings for the Western Front in WWI.  We have some pictures of the real thing and the kit in our preview...

Tuesday, October 13

Build Review Pt. IV - Kitty Hawk's 32nd scale Dassault Mirage 2000C - Paint, decals, weathering& finishing...

The culmination of several weeks of hard work and time at the bench (not to mention lots of writing & updates in between) Gary has finished Kittyhawk's 1/32nd scale Mirage 2000C in a brilliant desert scheme. In the fourth part of the story, he details the combination of some excellent attention to detail & in the painting, weathering & finishing to bring out this fantastic result.

Monday, October 12

Preview: A brand new manufacturer with brand a new kit - Minibase launches their Su-33 "Flanker D" in 48th scale

One of the most beautiful aircraft from a new model manufacturer in one of the most popular scales - we're interested! Minibase has launched their intentions with the CAD drawings of their Su-33 Naval fighter in 48th scale, and we surely are taking the bait!. See a little about the kit in our preview...

Preview: New MiniArt Egyptian T-34/85 With Crew Coming Soon

The Egyptian T-34/85 is the subject of the latest of Miniart's new tooled T-34 line this week. This kit comes with five variants of the tank in Egyptian service (along with the unique elements to their tank) as well as a handy crew of four to steer her around your modelling bench. We look at the kit's details in our preview...

Sunday, October 11

Preview: Italeri's new 32nd scale Tornado GR.4 completed test build & colours...

Italeri's new 32nd scale Tornado GR.4's release day is imminent. We brand new pictures of the team from Italeri's build of the test kit - all complete and looking very good to us. These photos add to the tooling of the colours of the variants, the moulds of the kit to add to the previous CADs we have already shown you in our preview...

Saturday, October 10

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

John Bonanni continues the build of his Jagdtiger #331 from Takom in 35th scale today. We left him at the construction phase, but now it is time to paint, weather & finish this beast off to a high quality. See how he did it in Pt.II today.

Friday, October 9

Preview: How about some Spanish fly-er? Miniart's 35th scale Cierva C.30A...

The Spanish get a turn today - With MiniArt bringing out its version of their well-received autogyro in Spanish service. We have the photos of some original Spanish aircraft in service and details of the contents of this forthcoming kit in our preview...

Wednesday, October 7

Preview: Amusing Hobby's latest release - 35th scale T-72M1 Full Interior Kit


A bit of a surprise from Amusing Hobbytoday with the release pictures of an all-new full interior version of the T-72MI in 35th scale. This kit is in advanced stages of construction with a built-up version painted up with the insides exposed for us to see, all in our preview...

Tuesday, October 6

Read n' Reviewed: How to Paint Modern Russian Tanks from AMMO by Mig Jimenez

Ammo continues to bring out new "how-to" step-by-step books on making models with tips and techniques, tools and how to use them - so we keep reading them. See what we thought about the latest edition - centred on painting Russian tanks in our review...

Monday, October 5

In-Boxed: 1/35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck from ICM Models

We know that Andy Moore has a bit of a thing for large, rugged civilian vehicles (who doesn't?) indeed the scope for subjects and weathering are countless. He has started his build of ICM's new 35th scale AC-40-137A Soviet Firetruck already but has paused to give us an In-box review of the contents before sprues are cut. Check it out in Pt.I of his story...

Sunday, October 4

Preview: "Here come the Soviets" a big new set & single figures from D-Day Miniature Studio

D-Day Miniatures gives us s new set of figures of Soviet soldiers from the rear echelon on foot with some booty of war in a large set or several single figures in 35th scale. We have a little bit of a look at each of them in our preview...

Saturday, October 3

Preview: Italeri's latest releases for October are about to hit the shelves...

Italeri has six kits in different scales, genres & difficulties on sale in October. We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures all in our preview...

Thursday, October 1

Preview: We Czech out MiniArt's new T55A...

The Czech produced T55A was an important variant in this tank's history - plenty was made and sold to many countries. Miniart has captured the essentials of this variant in their new T55A boxing that is coming soon, we have some information and pictures of the kit in our preview...