Monday, May 31

Cockpit Decal review: "SPACE" 3D Decal / Detail Sets from Eduard in 1/32, 1/48th & 1/72nd scales

Gary's gone into "spaaaaaaaace" - in a big way in his look at Eduard's new Cockpit decal / detail set review. He shows us the sets, explains how they are applied & tells us what we thinks in his review...

Sunday, May 30

Decal Review: Hellenic Air Force Vipers Part I: F-16C/D Block 52+ & block 52M in Greek service from Zeus Projects

Gay wickham is always interested in looking at new 48th scale decal projects, so when this attractive new sheet came to him from Zeus Projects he was all in! Today he looks at the decals & describes what is included in the 16-page booklet that accompanies it in his review...

Friday, May 28

Build review Pt.II: Vosper MTB 74 with crew from Italeri

With the figures, weathering, rigging, chipping & wear added to the boat to bring it to life, Clayton Ockerby's build of the 35th scale Vosper MTB 74 with crew from Italeri is complete. We thought you would want to see how he did it so well in the second part of his story...

Thursday, May 27

Read n' reviewed: WW2 Photobook Series Vol. 22 – German Support Vehicles on the Battlefield from PeKo Publishing

Volume twenty-two of Peko's now long-running series "On the Battlefield" features every type of WWII Axis soft skin and support vehicle that you can think of - & then quite a few you have never thought of "adopted"  from other countries! We got to look at what at first we thought was a scattergun approach to the series with so many vehicles covered, but found out that is was not really so random after all. See what we thought in our review... 

Wednesday, May 26

Preview: Miniart goes to the movies with their new Lee & a familiar crew...

Whether you prefer the 1943 or 1995 version of the movie "Sahara" that follows the fight over a precious well against the Germans in North Africa in WWII you will be a fan of this kit. MiniArt is offering either tank and the 1995 crew in a set for fans and modelers. We have images of the plastic, art, figures in our preview...

Tuesday, May 25

Read n' Reviewed: How to Paint WWII RAF Early Aircraft from AMMO by Mig Jimenez

The 10th in the "Solutions" series from AMMO by Mig Jimenez is a new book "How to Paint WWII RAF Early Aircraft" - guess what's inside?! We got to read the book today & thought we would share the contents & what we thought in our review...

Monday, May 24

Build Review Pt:II: Suyata's 1/32nd scale "Madness of the Street Luna & Selena"

Will Vale's build of Suyata's "Madness of the Street Luna & Selena" in 32nd scale is almost finished, with only the extreme weathering & painting of the "Selena" figure to come. See how the car looks at this stage in part II of Will's excellent guide...

Sunday, May 23

Thirty (30!) new products in three scales from Black Dog in May...

Black dog from the Czech Republic has 30(!) new products for release this May - pretty mind blowing! From F-18, E-2 Hawkeye, P-38 Lightning, PZL W-3A helicopters, ammo for Russian guns , RAF mechanics, Tiger I's, Gaz Jeeps, US WWII paratroopers & bunkers to look at. We show you each of them in our preview...

Saturday, May 22

Preview: AK Interactive's new items for May 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 May new items preview...

Friday, May 21

Trumpeter's May releases: On tracks, on water, on wings & in a box?

Four new kits from Trumpeter - On tracks, on water, on wings and one still in a box? We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our May preview...

Thursday, May 20

New item preview: Hobbyboss new kits on rotors, tracks & wings in June

Hobbyboss' June items come to us on wings, tracks & spinning rotors from modern, Vietnam War & WWII eras.  We have box art, sprues, marking, decals & everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Wednesday, May 19

Twin-build review Pt IV: Miniart's 35th scale Austin Armoured Car 3rd Series + 1918 Pattern kits

Andy Moore has completed both of MiniArt's new 3rd Series & 1918 Pattern Armoured Car kits in 35th scale. One with a full interior and the other without. Today he shows us the final of his build process he finishes them both off very nicely...

Tuesday, May 18

Preview: Miniart's new 35th scale East German T-55A

The latest kit just announced from Miniart features the T-55A used by the NVA (not the North Vietnamese Army - the National People's Army or Nationale Volksarmee in German) during the cold war. The kit features the stowage, machine gun & NBC improvements notable for this model. We have info and images of the real thing & colours & markings with features of the kit in our preview...

Monday, May 17

Revell's May machines of all types in our preview...

Revell is going to the movies this month, with a lot of their releases tied to feature films. A Typhoon, a Luchs, a VW, the Technik Titanic & a few fast & furious cars are all on the menu & we have info & some built up kits in our preview...

Sunday, May 16

Five new releases from Mantis Miniatures in May for your 35th scale dios...

Mantis Miniatures has five new products to suit 1/35th scenes and dioramas. You have single & dual figures of a mid-century Monk and Police man, some ravenous carrion & some camo nets to suit your dioramas. We look at them all in our preview...

Saturday, May 15

The "no-show" show: Preview of new items from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021

Indeed most of us will miss the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan this year due to the Coronavirus situation and inability to travel overseas. This does not mean that the show did not go ahead in an industry-only two day exhibition - & it does not mean we cannot still cover that event! We have some photos and information of the models on show & the exhibitors of the 59th annual show in our preview...

Friday, May 14

Preview: Takom launches their new combo 1/35th scale Sea Wolf & Sea Dart salvos...

Two very well known ship-borne missile systems are the subject for the latest release from Takom, both of these systems are offered in the same boxing. We look at both of the missiles - what they are & what we know about the kits from Takom in our preview...

Thursday, May 13

Preview: Takom's new ERA with M9 Dozer blade for your M60 in July...

Takom add the bad-az looking M9 bulldozer blade to their already cool-looking M60a1 With ERA kit in their July release. We have some images of these rare tanks and some info on the Takom kit in our preview...

Dio Dump - marking scenes & modellers happy with new items this May...

Dio Dump - a great diorama & aftermarket company from the Netherlands that always seems to come out with interesting & high quality scenery and accessories for the modeller looking to "make a scene". Today we take you through just some of their May new items in our preview...

Wednesday, May 12

Build review Pt. I: 1/35th scale FCM 36 with figure set from ICM Models

Clayton Ockerby likes "dinky" little tanks, and never having made an ICM kit before what better kit to start on that the 1/35th scale FCM 36 with figure set included. Today he gives us the first of two parts of his story with his build review of this kit...

Tuesday, May 11

Build Review Pt:I: Suyata's 1/32nd scale "Madness of the Street Luna & Selena"

Suyata has hit us with a whole bunch of varied and interesting model kits. "Madness of the Street Luna & Selena" is the combination of a futuristic car & driver - both in 32nd scale, with a lot of colours, armament & neo-futuristic gear on board. See how Will Vale took it on in Pt.I of his build review...

Monday, May 10

Read n' reviewed: SU-100 Self-propelled Gun - Red Machines Vol.2 from Canfora Publishing

The second book in the "Red Machines" series by Canfora Publishing features the mighty Su-100 self-propelled gun. This all-new 176-page book is full of photos, line drawings and history of the type to make you an expert in no time. See what Paul thought of this book after he read it in his review...

Sunday, May 9

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

AMMO has lots of solutions for modellers this month, magazines on all types of wear and damage, files, acrylic shaders, soldier & aircraft sets, a 4BO solution and Stalingrad in print. We look at them all in our May AMMO preview...

Saturday, May 8

Preview: Meng's 35th scale Panther A "Early" - now with boxart to add to the plastic...

Now they must be close to release on this one -  today we got beautiful box art of  Meng's 1/35th scale German Medium Tank Sd.Kfz. 171 Panther Ausf. A "Early" fom Meng Model. The plastic we have seen some of already - but this art really is very nice. See what the test kit looks like and some of the kit's features in our preview

Friday, May 7

In-box review: 48th scale Dornier Do-17Z Kampfstift from Eduard

Eduard's latest boxing of the Dornier Do-17Z in 48th scale is always going to be a case of "What did they add to the ICM kit in this boxing?" Gary takes a look inside at the parts and what's included in his review today on TMN...

Thursday, May 6

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

Italeri has given us news of their five releases of May - A colourful Italian trainer, A large turbo-charged Iveco, A blue volvo that can be any colour you want, A valiant Crusader & a bit of light chaffing?. We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures of all five in our preview...

Wednesday, May 5

Read n' Reviewed: Bear In The Mud - Modelling the Russian Armor in Eastern Europe from Pla Editions


Pla Editions recently released a follow-up to last year's special on Russian armour modelling. While "Bear in the Sand" looked at Russian armour in warmer climes, this book, "Bear in the Mud" - well - you get the idea! See what Paul thought of the book after he read it & what's inside in his review...

Tuesday, May 4

Preview: 1/35th scale Maybach Hl 120 Engine for Panzer III/IV Family With Repair Crew from MiniArt

Miniart continue to add interesting parts for your dioramas with this, a set of two crew or repairmen and the engine of a Panzer III or IV for a workshop scene. These will add to many of their other workshop figures and sets and we have info and images of the plastic and the scene in our preview...

Monday, May 3

Twin-build review Pt III: Miniart's 35th scale Austin Armoured Car 3rd Series & 1918 Pattern kits

Andy Moore is in the home straight with both of MiniArt's new 3rd Series & 1918 Pattern Armoured Car kits in 35th scale. Today he shows us part III of his build process as he nears the end of construction with both kits...

Sunday, May 2

Preview: Barracuda's eleven new sets in three scales for your aircraft this May

Barracuda Studios have eleven improvement sets in three scales for many of your aircraft kits this May. We have info, images and links of where to find out more in our preview...

Saturday, May 1

Sukhoi SU-30SM Flanker C From Kittyhawk 1/48th scale


Alister Curnow has finished his build, paint & weather of the 48th scale Su-30SM "Flanker C" from Kittyhawk. A complex & detailed model with a lot of delicate work to finish it off, Alister stops by to tell us just how he did it in the final part of his story...