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 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 Feldumschlaggerät 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...

Preview: MiniArt's new 35th scale British Tank Crew. Special Edition

We take a look today at MiniArt's new 35th scale British Tank Crew. Special Edition adds not only five soldiers but an extensive weapons loadout sprue to give these tankers a little extra firepower. See what's inside the box in our preview...

Monday, March 8

Read n' reviewed: Panzerwrecks 23: Italy 3 from Panzerwrecks Publishing

The latest edition of the highly respected "Panzerwrecks" series lands on our desk with issue 23 - the third volume that features Italy as the source of the images, information and abundance of wartime tanks & vehicles on the menu. We have read the new, 128-page book, and thought it only pertinent to give you our thoughts in a window to the contents in our review...

Sunday, March 7

Preview of IBG’s Catalogue & New Items for 2021

IBG has some very interesting new items coming to us this coming year. Notably the new-tooled domestically developed 1/35th scale  7TP tank amongst a heap of other scales and genres of kits. See what you can pick out as their newest amongst this lot in our preview…

Friday, March 5

Preview: Italeri's five releases for March 2021on sale now...

Italeri has given us news of their five releases of March - two kites, a big dirt bike on the road to Dakkar and two tiny tanks in two scales. We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures of all three kits in our preview...

Thursday, March 4

Tank riders from the Imperial Japanese Army in 35th scale from Paracel Miniatures this month...

The onslaught of the Japanese army and the use of mechanized infantry and tank riders to spread the invading armies is the subject of Paracel Miniature's latest set. Four IJA soldiers and the tank commander are all offered in a big set, or two smaller sets if you just like the soldiers. We look at them in our preview...

Wednesday, March 3

Germans in the fight and GI's helping a buddy in Masterbox' March/ April releases

Masterbox has presented us with some information on two of their latest pair of 1/35th scalekits. One - a re-jig of a very early kit of theirs with extras from MiniArt to bring it up to newer standards and a dynamic kit of Germans in late WWII on the attack. See a little about both of these kits in our preview...

Tuesday, March 2

Preview: MiniArt's new 35th scale Syrian T-35/85

The Syrians used the T-34 for several decades, and most notably during the six-day war in the sixties. We have details of Miniart's latest version of the T-34/85 from this period and the seventies in our preview...

Monday, March 1

Revell's items for March in our preview...

It is always good to see what Revell has in store for all skill levels & all hip pockets of modellers. We have info on the kits and some built up kits from Revell in our preview...