Sunday, April 18

Preview: New decal sets to accompany the new "Jasta 14" book from Luftfahrtverlag-Start

Luftfahrtverlag-Start's new book "Jasta 14 Die Geschichte der Jagdstaffel 14 - 1916-1918" has just been released & to match it they have a new decal set capturing some of the aircraft from the book in three scales. We have some basic info on the book, the decals and how to get them at a discount in our preview...

Friday, April 16

Preview: 1/35th scale Plastic Barrier Set from MiniArt

We see at least one of them every day (provided we leave the house) plastic traffic cones, bollards and barriers. These semi-disposable relics of the 21st century are great subjects for every diorama, and now Miniart is offering them in 35th scale in injection moulded plastic. Fancy a few cones? well, look no further than our preview...

Thursday, April 15

Meng downsizes but doesn't dub-down their new 24th scale Ford GT40 Mk.II '66


Meng has downscaled, but not dumbed-down their '66 Ford GT40 into 1/24th scale. We have details of the new kit, the CAD drawings showing the features of this kit in our preview...

Wednesday, April 14

Build review: British Centurion Mk.5 in 35th scale from Amusing Hobby

Amusing Hobby are giving us some of the best of British with their recent release schedule - this time around we have for review the new-tooled kit of the Centurion Mk.5 for eager modellers. We have made the kit and added to with some history of the machine we look at the kits merits in our build review...

Preview: Back to the source - the T29 Heavy Tank from Takom in 1/35th scale.

We have been waiting for Takom to go to the start of the T29 heavy tank line, and now with the release of this very tank, we have the third in the T29/30/34 group of super heavies. Takom has some information on the kit, the boxart and we have some info on the original in our preview...

Tuesday, April 13

Takom's "twofer" - Both Pz.IA & Pz.I.B in 35th scale in the one box from Takom...

Takom's new offering contains two 35th scale kits in the one box! The Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A & Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B are both inside this one boxing which will please fans. We have some info on them both and of the real thing(s) in our preview...

Read n' Reviewed: "U.S.A.A.F Aircraft Weapons of WWII" from Canfora Publishing

Canfora Publishing's new book that features everything you need to know about the weapons & armaments that was used on the bombers, fighters and other aircraft of the USAAF in World War II. Titled "U.S.A.A.F Aircraft Weapons of WWII" - Gary Wickham has read this new book, and he gives us his impression on it's contents in his review...

Monday, April 12

Reason to celebrate: MiniArt’s 20th anniversary catalogue & new items of 2021

Miniart has let the dam burst and given us all access to their (20th anniversary!) 2021 catalogue. Most of their latest items have already been shown in some form, but there are still new kits to come and a new series of aircraft in 48th scale. See what you knew and what's new in our preview...

Sunday, April 11

Read n' reviewed: "Hangar No.1 - Jet Fighters" from Joycraft Productions

A combination of the talents of a pair of top modellers, the first publication from Joycraft Productions is called "Hangar No.1 - Jet fighters". It features some of the nicest step-by-step aircraft builds currently around, so we naturally wanted to read and review it for you. See what's inside and what we thought about the book in our review...

Saturday, April 10

Preview: Italeri's new 1/12th scale Lancia Delta Integrale on the way...

1/12th scale cars are all the rage it seems recently. Italeri has been in the game for a while now, and their run of home-grown iconic cars is impressive and attractive for modellers. We have the box art, CAD images and some speculation on the markings included in the box in our preview...

Friday, April 9

Preview: Italeri's five April releases in art, sprues & colours

Italeri has given us news of their five releases of April - A couple of Korean war Icons, another Icon from Toyota, a legend of carrier warfare and ohh - a wargame set of a little known battle (ūüėČ). We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures of all five in our preview...

Thursday, April 8

Das Dock for your Das Boot from DAS WERK - Their New 72nd Scale Drydock in the Werks...

Das Werk have teamed up with Uschi van der Rosten and Malaan Lasercut to bring us a large dry dock for your 72nd scale submarines and ships that suits all boats in the first half of last century. Timely and a smart release, we look at what we know about the kit before it is released in May in our preview...

Wednesday, April 7

Who doesn't like new Gans? Wave re-pops the Luna version...

For all of you who do not want to spend hundreds on your own MAK two legged walker, and for all the rest of you who like to buy ten of these and hoard them  - good news! Wave are re-issuing the "Luna Gans" in new colours for the first time in eight years. Details in our preview...

Preview: 1/35th scale T-54 Late Transmission Set from MiniArt

To match your late model T-54A, B & Tiran kits Miniart has released a complete "late" model transmission set to match your tank's lovely exterior. We look at what comes in the box in our preview...

Tuesday, April 6

Preview: Three new kits from Hobbyboss for this may...

Hobbyboss continues on with their relentless march of new releases, this time three new kits for May in 35th & 72nd scale. We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Monday, April 5

Read n' Reviewed: Dioramag Vol.7 - On thin Ice - From Pla Editions

As usual with the Dioramag series, we are very keen to see what is in the latest issue, the inspiration that is a part of the promise of the creators of the series and the creative minds at display in each model scene. Today, we read and review Issue seven in the series, showing and telling you what's inside and what we thought of what is on offer...

Sunday, April 4

Build review: Takom's 1/72nd scale Battleship Yamato no. 2 main turret

We could not believe it when we first heard of Takom's upcoming product of 1/72nd scale battleship Yamato no. 2 turret kit. What a departure for a mostly AFV making model company - So when it arrived we thought it only pertinent to build and review it for you. See how it goes together and what it looks like in our build review...

Saturday, April 3

Mantis are leaders of the pack - no kidding! Five new products from Mantis Miniatures

Mantis Miniatures has five new products - all made from light grey resin in 1/35th scale, they will fit a great variety of scenes and dioramas. Animals are an important part of nature and therefore any dioramas set in the wild, for that reason we like the inclusion of these, always of a great quality from Mantis.  We will look at them all now in our preview...

Thursday, April 1

A new set of six figures of Soviets "In the Arms of Death" Berlin 1945 from D-Day Miniature Studio...

D-Day Miniatures has a brand new set of six figures in 35th scale resin depicting the last days of Berlin under the Nazis and the attack on the capital by Soviet soldiers. We have images of the actual setting, the figures and a look at both in our new item preview...

Wednesday, March 31

Preview: "Feuer Frei!" figure set from Rado Miniatures...

Rado Miniatures has seven new products just released for this month. Today we look at three of them, Two figures sold as single units or as a set called "Feuer Frei!" that capture two soldiers of the 12th SS in the cauldron of Normandy in 1944. See a little about these figures and about the setting in our preview...

Tuesday, March 30

Build Review: 1/48th scale MiG-15 "Fagot B" Korean War from Bronco Models

The new brace of MiG-15 Faggots from Bronco Models came as a little surprise late last year. We were interested to see what the kits were like in person and to build. Andrew Perren took up the challenge, and he gives the kit the full build review treatment in today's news...

Monday, March 29

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

AMMO has lots of solutions for modellers this month, rust, RAF Spitfires, 4BO green vehicles, Italian WWII fighters and a bit o' leather thrown in for those who are in to that! We look at them all in our April AMMO preview...

Sunday, March 28

Preview: Airframe Album No 17 - The Henschel Hs 129- A Detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe's Panzerjäger by Richard A. Franks Published by Valiant Wings Publishing

Valiant wings keep on producing neat books that look to be a one-stop-shop for modellers & armchair historians. Their latest "Airframe Album No 17 - The Henschel Hs 129- A Detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe's Panzerjäger" by Richard A. Franks, looks to be another great addition to the series. With history, profiles, diagrams, plans, data and modelling guides and shopping lists inside- this looks like a great book on the "Panzerknacker"! See more about it and how to score a pre-order discount in our preview...

Friday, March 26

Read n' reviewed: 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 read the latest issue - no#6 - called Luck, Fate and Destiny, and today we detail the contents for you in our review...

Thursday, March 25

Build review: U.S Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6) in 700th scale from Meng Models

Paul Lee was keen to have a look at the new 1/700th U.S Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6) in pre-coloured plastic from Meng. How would this snap together kit shape up to the high standards we hold it to? See how Paul build, paints & finishes it in his review...

Wednesday, March 24

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

AK-Interactive's new products for March are varied in application & uses. Publications to look at & learn from, rigging wire & flora to decorate your scenes and kits. See what is new in our March AK item preview...

Preview: Miniart come to the market with a 35th scale cart full of vegetables

In their drive to fill every one of your dioramas with easy to make plastic scenes, Miniart offer this tasty kit of a "Market Cart With Vegetables" in 35th scale. We look at what comes in the box and the built up kit in our review...

Tuesday, March 23

Build review Pt I: 1/35th scale Self Propelled M42 75/18 from Italeri

Clayton Ockerby has had the opportunity to build Italeri's 35th scale Semovente da 75/18 full interior kit. Today he completes the construction and shows us a lot about the kit and how it builds along the way in his guide...

Friday, March 19

Preview: Stalingrad Miniatures two new sets of women & children enjoying the fruit of peace...

Not often do we get manufacturers making figures and sets of figures of  not soldiers, but women and children after the fighting has passed. Simply being themselves, playing or just waving coyly at soldiers passing by... Stalingrad has given us just that with two new releases of sets, we look at them both, and add the inspirational photos that inspired them in our preview...

Preview: Amusing Hobby's new 1/35th scale T-72M2 "Moderna" Slovak MBT.

The custom made MBT for the Slovak army, the T-72M2 "Moderna" literally means modern in Slovak. This upgraded T-72 did not see production orders, and looks to sell more in plastic than it did in real life - but that doesn't stop modern armour lovers from taking an  interest. We look at the real thing and the built up kit in our preview...

Thursday, March 18

Two iconic vehicles of the Bundeswehr in 35th scale from Takom in May...

Putting together two long out of production kits into an iconic 80's duo of Bundeswehr vehicles for May release. Takom bring us the Volkswagen T3 "DOKA" & the heavy Feldumschlagger√§t FUG 2.5t forklift in 1/35th scale. See a little about them both and what we know about the kits in our preview...

Wednesday, March 17

A very big mover & trailer with a tank to boot in 72nd scale from Takom

Takom's latest release is a 1/72nd scale kit combo of a truck, trailer & tank in the form of the MAZ-537G Mid Production with the CHMZAP-5247G Semi Trailer + T-54B on top of it. We have some information about May's release in our preview...

Build review Pt.2: 1/48th scale Sukhoi SU-30SM Flanker C From Kittyhawk

Alister Curnow has progressed to the 3/4 point of Kittyhawk's new 48th scale Su-30SM "Flanker C" two-seat fighter build. This massive beast is a complex & detailed build, so Alister has stopped to give us some progress of the build and what he thinks so far in part 2 of his story... 

Tuesday, March 16

In-boxed: F-4EJ Kai "8th Squadron" from: Fine Molds in 1/72nd scale

Andy King was like a lot of us when he saw that Finemolds were bringing out a 72nd scale F-4EJ "Kai" Phantom in Japanese markings of  the "8th Tactical Fighter Squadron". What would the detail look like? Andy looks inside the box to let us know in his review...

Monday, March 15

Construction Review: 1/72nd scale USN Carrier Deck Section From Italeri

There is nothing more enhancing for a model than placing it on a suitable base to give the onlooker some perspective and feel of the aircraft's natural environment. What do you choose for a 72nd scale US Navy jet? Italeri has the answer with their 1/72nd scale USN Carrier Deck Section that Gary Wickham has built & reviews today...

Sunday, March 14

Preview: Masterbox' three new figures to add to the "Edge of the Universe" set

Masterbox has added three new figures to their 24th scale space/sci-fi series “At the Edge of the Universe. Strange Company’s adventures”. These three futuristic rebels are on the edge of society and the law. See what is on offer in our preview...

Friday, March 12

Miniart take the horse from the cart with their new tractor/ trailer release...


MiniArt Models makes the most of their moulds with a combination of the trailer from German Truck L1500s W/cargo Trailer, the new rubber tyre version of the German Tractor D8506 Mod. 1937 (& cargo for the trailer) - plus a German uniformed tractor driver and an officer passenger in the trailer. See what's inside the box in our preview...

Wednesday, March 10

In-Boxed: 1/48th scale Avro Lancaster B Mk.I from HK Models

Hong Kong Models new 1/48th scale Avro Lancaster B Mk.I has BIG shoes to fill. On one hand, you have the legacy of the Tamiya kit on the market for over 40 years - the "king of the Lancaster kits". Meanwhile their own very successful Lancaster in 32nd scale is not without some issues & a tall order to live up to in 48th scale. How would this new kit fare? Gary Wickham compares the box contents to the competitors & the real thing in his review...

Tuesday, March 9

Tamiya add the colour & shape to its new phabulous phourty-eigth Phantom

It was only a mater of time - with the biggest model show in Japan, the Shizuoka show, the hosts Tamiya have come out with their big-gun release of the year - their new 48th scale McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II. Today we have the sprue layout and a colour scheme reveal for the kit just in time for the big show...