Saturday, July 24

Preview: Hobbyboss belated June items coming in August...

Hobbyboss has two new kits scheduled for June but due for release in August finally coming our way...We have box art, sprues (of one of the kits), markings & decals of these kits in our preview.

Friday, July 23

Preview: Two new books on painting & weathering US Navy aircraft & US Army AFV's in WWII from Vallejo

Vallejo has just released two new books featuring World War Two machines from the land and the air in US service. Both promise to cover all you need to know to turn out amazing armour and aircraft models using Vallejo paints. See a little of the contents of both in our preview...

Thursday, July 22

Read n' reviewed: Aircraft of Red Flag: Air-to-Air Exercises from Key Publishing

Being big fans of the "Aggressors" of the "Red Flag" exercises and the pilots who fly them, we were very interested to see this recent title from Key Publishing "Aircraft of Red Flag: Air-to-Air Exercises". It features aircraft from all around the world at the regular fly-off competition in Nevada. We have read it, see our show and tell of the contents in our review...

Wednesday, July 21

Preview: Trumpeter's four new releases in July 2021

Four new kits from Trumpeter - On tyres, on water, with FlaK & with a massive clothes dryer? We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our July preview...

Tuesday, July 20

New Title Preview: On The Deck #1 Naval Aviation in Scale by Canfora Press - for a short time at a reduced price!

For all of you modellers in need of some "Naval Love" (not what you might be thinking) Canfora Publishing has a brand new title featuring exclusively Naval and carrier aircraft on the way. We look at the contents, plus word on how you can get the book cheaper for a short time in our preview...

Monday, July 19

Preview: MiniArt's new 1/35th scale Israeli Tank Crew from the Yom Kippur War

Miniart has given a new set of injection moulded plastic with four tankers in 1/35th scale from the era of the Yom Kippur War in their new "Real Characters" set. We have been able to identify some of these tankers in photos of the time and from the recent "Valley of Tears" miniseries. We see the boxart, and the sprues of the soldiers in our preview...

Sunday, July 18

Build Review Pt I: 1/35th scale T-72M2 Slovak Moderna MBT from Amusing Hobby. .

Lukas is a proud man from the Czech Republic, so when he was offered the new Slovakian T-72M2 MBT from Amusing Hobby he immediately set to work - converting it to a Czech M1 version😆. See how the tank goes together and the steps he undertook to get it ready for painting in his build review...

Saturday, July 17

Read n' Reviewed: WWII German Most Iconic SS Vehicles. Volume 1 from AK Interactive.

Panzer III's? RSO's? Half tracks? - No? What about Schwimmwagens and StuG's? There are twelve iconic vehicles of the SS from WWII in this, the first of two books in a series from AK Interactive. We have read it, now we review book one in today's story...

Friday, July 16

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale T-55 mod 1970 Interior Kit

Miniart has reached the end of its T-55A kit with this, a full interior version of their Mod 1970 which was used up until the 2010's (and later). This kit will be appreciated by modern warfare lovers. See the kit's feature set, markings, sprues and the real tanks featured in this kit in real life in our preview...

Thursday, July 15

Read n' reviewed: Abrams Squad Issue #35 from Pla Editions

Abrams Squad: focusing on modern civilian & military vehicles & dioramas, modelling showcases & inspiration for all the rest of us novices. See what we thought about issue #35 in our review...

Wednesday, July 14

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

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

Tuesday, July 13

Preview: Cobra's new clothes? ROCA's 35th scale Air Cavalry Brigade AH-1W Super Cobra NTS Update from AFV Club.

AFV Club's new boxing of the 35th scale R.O.C Army Aviation and Special Forces Command, Air Cavalry Brigade AH-1W Super Cobra NTS Update at first glance seems like just a reboxing of an earlier kit. There are however, photo-etch, resin, metal barrel and new decal choices that make this kit a fairly interesting (if not a very good looking) proposal. See more about this kit in our preview...

Monday, July 12

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. J Nibelungenwerk. Mid Prod. Sep-Nov 1944 - Interior Kit

Miniart is closing out on all of the different types of Panzer IV J's in this, their latest full interior kit of the Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. J Nibelungenwerk. Mid Prod. Sep-Nov 1944 in 1/35th scale... We have the features of the kit, the plastic and the real thing to add to this attractive box art in our preview...

Sunday, July 11

Preview: 1/48th scale "Heritage Hawgs" from Two BRRRRTTT - sorry Two Bobs

The Thunderbolt II, the Warthog, the Hawk or just BRRRRRTTT! - we love the A-10. So when we heard that Two Bobs were making another sheet in 48th scale after their recent "A-10A/C Brrrrrt.. to the Future" sheet we were interested. See more about it in our preview...

Saturday, July 10

Build Review: Tamiya's 1/35th scale German Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad Mid Production kit.

Each time Tamiya brings out a new armour kit the drools begin to collect on a lot of modeller's cheeks. So par for the course our jaws went a little slack when we saw Tamiya's new tooled 1/35th scale German Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad Mid Production kit at Shizuoka this year. We wanted to show you how it went together and compare it to the real thing in our review...

Friday, July 9

Read n' Reviewed: Stalingrad Vehicles Colors - German and Russian Camouflages in the Battle of Stalingrad

Clayton has read a few of AMMO Publication's profile books, and while he is a big fan of the style, his findings on the contents are sometimes a little lacking. It was with interest then that he picked up the latest book on the vehicles of the battle of Stalingrad from AMMO. What did he think? see in his review...

Thursday, July 8

Preview: Hit the road Jacques! 1/35th scale French Traffic Signs 1930's-1940's from MiniArt

Miniart is a regular Google maps of modelling of recent times, with road, street and highway signs from Kuwait to Germany, from WWII eras to 1991. They aim to steer us from the "road to Rouen" in the right way in 35th scale plastic diorama accessories with this, the French Traffic Signs 1930s 1940s. We look at the kit and the real signs of the times in our preview...

Wednesday, July 7

A new two-seat "Superbug F" model from Meng in 48th scale on finals...

Meng has released details and CAD images of their second "Super Hornet" in the form of the two-seater F version in 1/48th scale. We take a look at some of the features of the Super Hornet & the CAD drawings with the kit features in our preview...

In-boxed: 1/48th scale Mikoyan MiG-31BM/BSM Foxhound from SIO Models

Sio Models MiG-31 in 1/48th scale comes with all of the 3D printed aftermarket that can be thrown at this already very nice kit that we reviewed from AMK kit back in 2016. See what  Romain Flechon thought of the box contents & additions to this kit in his review...

Tuesday, July 6

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale Austin Armoured Car Indian Pattern. British Service. Interior Kit


Several armoured cars were sent to India by the British in the 1920's & now MiniArt Models have released their Austin Armoured Car in the "India" pattern. Four new marking choices & altered details of this new variant. We have pictures of the real thing & the kit in our preview...

Monday, July 5

Build Review: Miniart's 35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. H Vomag. Early Prod June 1943.

MiniArt's latest Panzer IV range is further expanded with this new version of the Vomag  production vehicle from June in 1943. This kit features no interior for a speedier build, decals for five variants plus lots of other features. Paul Lee has taken this build on and chosen one of the variants for the kit as his subject. See how the kit builds up in his build review...

Sunday, July 4

Revell's workstation, six kits & gift sets in our June preview...

Revell has a bunch of very nice model kits, gift sets and a great modelling station for sale this month. We have info & some built up kits in our preview...

Saturday, July 3

Preview: The Bodi's new SS Officer from WWII in 35th scale

The Bodi Miniatures has a new figure in 35th scale resin of an SS Officer from WWII that looks very nice to us. We have a little on the figure and the inspiration for this sculpt in our preview...

Friday, July 2

Preview: Italeri's four July releases in art, sprues & colours...

Italeri has given us news of their four releases of July - A Typhoon, an Italian fast gun boat, an early Sioux and a mule-of-a-job with a gun, a donkey and two Italians? We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's German soldiers rest a little better with these special edition add-ons...

MiniArt's set of special edition kits come as your favourite kits enhanced with extras to make them even more enticing. The "German Soldiers at Rest" kit has been added to and enhanced with more MiniArt diorama pieces to add value to it. We look at the new contents in our preview...

Thursday, July 1

Masterbox' new kits of women warriors from the future in July-August 2021.

Masterbox have two female survivors from the Post-apocalyptic earth & space in their new releases. Both of these figures come with their own backstory, & both fit into the existing series that Masterbox has already established. See more about them in our preview...

Wednesday, June 30

Preview: Hobbyboss new items of June 2021

Hobbyboss' June pair of new items are in 35th & 72nd scales, on wheels or tracks, but both are deadly in real life and look pretty impressive in kit form.  We have box art, sprues, marking, decals & everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Tuesday, June 29

"Ohh the humanity!"..as Takom releases a pair of Zeppelins from out of the hangar...

Ships, flying boats, now AIRSHIPS? Takom continues to astound with designs of new crafts. These two are either the Zeppelin P or the longer Zeppelin Q class in 1/350th scale. See what the difference is between these two and the forthcoming kits in our preview...

Preview: Another pint-sized Panther on the prowl from Suyata

Suyata has followed up their earlier Panther & Strabokran with this, a full interior Panther A kit in 48th scale. We would be surprised if anyone needs aftermarket after seeing what is included here. See the features of the kit in our preview... 

Monday, June 28

"Hands On" review: 1/32nd scale Miles Magister Mk.14A from Mikro Mir

Gary had not examined a 32nd scale Mikro Mir kit before...and neither had most of us! So when he got to look at the new Magister Mk.14A in 32nd scale he thought he might make it a voyage of discovery for all. See what it was like when he got his "hands on" the kit in his review...

Sunday, June 27

Preview: Takom's First ship launches with the 350th scale Type 124 Sachsen class Frigate

Takom is "launching" their first ship model later on this year with the 1/350th scale Type 124 Sachsen class Frigate in plastic & photo-etch kit. Due for release in September (we think), the ship is being co-designed with Snowman model's help. We have some info on the class of frigates and the kit in our preview...

Preview: Takom's new 1/144th scale Lun-Class Ekranoplan

The massive "Lun" class Ekranoplan has been a surprise recent release from Takom, and today we have some more information on the kit. In our preview we look at the unusual and fascinating machine in real life & what's coming in the kit in our short preview...

Saturday, June 26

Res-Kit's 100+ (😮!)of new items for June in four aircraft scales....

There are a massive load of new update sets with resin & PE details, new wheels & weapons from Res-Kit in June. Over one hundred (actually 114!!) new sets for modellers in four scales for all types of aircraft. See what is new from res-kit this month in our preview...

Friday, June 25

Preview: MiniArt keeps trucking with a new 35th scale G7107 w/Crew 1.5t 4X4 Cargo Truck w/Metal Body

The second US Army G7107 4x4 1.5 tonne cargo truck from Miniart has just been announced. This one has that same metal tray with the addition of the wooden sides and three GI's to work and drive it. We have features & CADs of the newest truck in their new series in our preview...

Thursday, June 24

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

AMMO has lots of solutions for modellers this month, A guide on shaders, new paint sets for figures, Argentine & Soviet aircraft, new primers, photo-etch bending kit, 3D printed panzer tools, the new Plasticators and a bit of AMMO for life! See what we mean in our July new item preview...

Wednesday, June 23

Build Review Pt I: 1/35th scale T-34/85 Korean War from Italeri

The use of the T-34/85 in the Korean conflict upped the ante in tank warfare in that theatre, and so these are popular subjects with modellers. Italeri's new version of the Korean war theatre T-34/85 is with Andy King. He has built it and paused to show us the process in Pt I of his review...

Tuesday, June 22

Meng unleash their "Black Panther" the PLA ZTQ15 Light Tank in 35th scale

The People's Liberation Army's new PLA ZTQ15 Light Tank is known as the "Black Panther" - A light weight & agile tank, with the ability to operate in tight & high environments - it is the subject of Meng Models next release in 35th scale. We have some information on the kit & the real thing in our preview...

Monday, June 21

Takom's new 35th scale Battleship Yamato 3rd year Type 60-caliber 15.5cm gun turret

Takom's recent Yamato main gun turret in 72nd scale was a hit with modellers, so when the opportunity came for them to upscale - but go downsize to the 3rd year Type 60-caliber 15.5cm gun turret on that class battleship the question was "Why not?" We look at the use of the turret & what's coming in the kit in our short preview...

Sunday, June 20

Bigger than we thought - Takom's new large scale Wiesel pops out...

Takom's recent 1/16th scale Wiesel TOW firing scout tank was a really popular kit with modellers. Having reloaded, this time with a 20mm cannon in place, Takom are ready to go again with this alternate Mk 20 version. We have some info in our preview...

Preview: A new magazine dedicated to French aviation "Wings #01 - Bloch 155 - The ultimate hunter by Marcel Bloch"

The first in a new series of magazines from examining the history of French aviation has just been released. This magazine has several feature stories, but focuses on the Bloch 155 as it's poster child. See more about this new French magazine in our preview...

Saturday, June 19

Read n' Reviewed: Uboot Im Focus #18 from Luftfahrtverlag-Start

Luftfahrtverlag-Start's U-Boot Im Focus' eighteenth edition has been gracing our shelf for a while, and today we got a chance to sit down and finally read it. We always look forward to seeing if the high standards we have for this series is met with new issues, see what we thought about #18 in our review...

Friday, June 18

Preview: More trash from MiniArt...Steel Trash Bins in 35th scale

Miniart likes to serve up rubbish (bins) like this - Trash cans of both large steel wheeled type and the smaller galvanized ones we banged around as kits (and always busted the handles on the lids) are now offered in 35th scale for modellers next month. We have features & CADs of the newest truck in their new series in our preview...

Thursday, June 17

Preview: AK Interactive's new items for June 2021

AK Interactive has several new publications, new resin kits and modelling materials to match are on offer to the modelleler this month. We look at them all in our June new items preview...

Wednesday, June 16

MiniArt's new 35th scale G-506 trucks series starts with the U.S. Army G7107 4X4 1.5t cargo truck

The US Army G7107 4x4 1.5 tonne cargo trucks helped carry the Allies to victory over the Axis powers during World War II. Now Miniart enters the fray with this popular vehicle with their own 35th scale newly-tooled kit. We have features & CADs of the newest truck in their new series in our preview...