Friday, April 30

Preview: Amusing Hobby's Stridsvagn 104 - The Swedish Centurion

Following on from the Israeli & British Centurions is a logical step in the Swedish Army's own version - the Strv-104 from Amusing Hobby in 1/35th scale, We look at the original and the kit art and scuttlebut in our preview...

Thursday, April 29

Andrea Miniatures bring out a new figure set of who? You never can tell...

Andrea Miniatures has released a set of two very familiar figures in a just as familiar scene to many of us, dare we not bring up the title, but these look a lot like "Vincent Vega" and "Mrs Mia Wallace" in the middle of a dance at "Jack Rabbit Slims". These figures come in two scales, we will look at them in our preview...

Brand new figure sets for the 72nd subs & 32nd scale German flyers from Das Werk

Das Werk has increased their range to add new figures to the recent kits they have released in the form of 72nd scale submariners for their U9 U-Boot and a seated 32nd scale pilot for their Junkers EF-126 EF-127  kit. These are meant to be used either in these kits or transferred to others in the same scale from other manufacturers, We look at each of the three in our preview...

Tuesday, April 27

Preview: April & May's new mags, tools, materials & kits from AK Interactive...

AK Interactive has a bunch of new publications, painting, weathering equipment, tools & new resin kits to add to their catalogue (which is also here in a new iteration). We look at this month's new items in our preview...

Preview: 1/35th scale British Weapons & Equipment For Tank Crew & Infantry Set from MiniArt

You can never have enough equipment, weapons and accessories for your 35th scale dioramas and scenes. British and commonwealth accessories from the WWII period are especially hard to come by in decent numbers and quality. Miniart again look to fill that gap with a new set of weapons & sundries for your "Tommies" - see what's included in our preview...

Monday, April 26

Preview: Luftwaffe Im Focus turns 30! A "round issue" from Luftfahrtverlag-Start

Can you believe that "Luftwaffe Im Focus" from Luftfahrtverlag-Start has already released it's 30th issue? NOOOO! Neither can we - How do they keep coming up with new or previously unpublished photos? What is in this issue? Does it look up to the standards of previous issues? Have a quick look inside the latest issue in our preview...

Sunday, April 25

Alpine Miniatures latest set of 35th scale WWII WSS figures comes runnin' in...

Alpine Miniatures has two new figures just released to the general public. These two new SS men from WWII follow on from an earlier set Alpine have previously released,  and these can be used either as a complimentary set or as singles or a pair on their own. We have a look at the figures, the sculpting and what they are wearing in our preview...

Saturday, April 24

Review: Qunita Studio Interior 3D-Decals - 1/32nd & 1/35th scale decals for Q1/ 2021

We thought we would gather the releases from earlier this year from Quinta Studios to show you what comes inside the sets, the way they are applied and how they compare to the real cockpits themselves. See what they are made of in our review...

Friday, April 23

Preview: Random pilot figures, new details & test builds of Border Model's 35th scale Bf-109 G6 "Limited Edition" kit.

Today we have more details of Border Model's new 35th scale Bf-109G6 "Limited edition" boxing. We look at the new announcements and new info on what IS included and what is a bit random about this kit in our preview...

Preview: Miniart's T-44 adds a new engine & transmission to their "interior" kit - now that's a FULL interior!

MiniArt's newest boxing of the T-44 with full interior is coming next month. This kit not only has the full interior but also the full engine and gearbox included to make a truly full interior, and 8 different schemes to choose from. We look at the art, the CADs, features and colour choices in our preview...

Thursday, April 22

Build review Pt I: 48th scale Avro Lancaster B Mk.1 From Hong Kong Models

Hong Kong Models 48th scale Avro Lancaster B Mk.1 has been a popular topic with modellers, and we have looked at it with an in-depth review from Gary a few weeks back. Today - the very talented Adam O'Brien starts his build of the kit, the inside of the whole interior put together, painted and weathered in Part I of his build review... 

Wednesday, April 21

Preview: To chrome or not to chrome? Four new special releases from "The Mandalorian" from Bandai

Four interesting items focussing on "The Mandalorian" are the subjects of July's new releases from Bandai. The Mandalorian himself in two guises and his ship the "Razor Crest" (chromed or not-so chromed) are the subjects. These will really be popular! See what's included in our preview...

Tuesday, April 20

Preview: A familiar but new-tooled 1/35th scale German SPG Crew from MiniArt

We have plenty of German AFV's in all of our stashes - the thing we really need now is people to populate them and the dioramas that we create. Again Miniart step up to the plate with a brand new set including some useful accessories that go along with your new guys. See what is inside the kit in our preview...

Monday, April 19

Preview: Minibase add more firepower to their Sea Flanker with the w/Kh-41 Moskit(P-270) anti-ship missile

Minibase are building on their very successful launch title of earlier this year in an up-gunned version of the kit. The massive Kh-41 anti-ship missile is added to their Su-33 Naval fighter in 48th scale. We have some information on this new addition to the kit in our preview...

Read n' Reviewed: T-34 Colors. T-34 Tank Camouflage Patterns in WWII from AMMO by Mig Jiménez

Clayton Ockery loves two things (that we know of) that is T-34's and books with plenty of coloured profiles in them. Just so happens AMMO's new book "T-34 Colors. T-34 Tank Camouflage Patterns in WWII" ticks both those boxes for him. See what Clayton thought about the book and what he found inside in his review...

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 (😉). 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...