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...

Tuesday, June 15

MiniArt's combo boxing with German Tractor D8506 With Trailer & cargo coming soon...

MiniArt has combined the rubber-wheeled cabin version of their D8506 tractor, this time with a trailer that is laden with MiniArt's cargo, and being driven by a civilian woman in the choice of two civilian markings. This is an amalgamation of kits with new parts. We have the info from this release with all contents in our preview...

Monday, June 14

Preview: "Panzer Riders, Hungary 1945 Big Set 13(!) figures & accessories" - from Stalingrad Miniatures...

Stalingrad Miniatures has a new big set of thirteen (13!) German tank riders and crew in the bitter winter of 1945 in Hungary for us this month. An amazing amount of detail has gone into each of these, we do not know how the sculptor makes them so fast and so well!. See what they look like as well as the pictures that inspired the sculpts in our preview.

Sunday, June 13

Read n' reviewed: Panthers – Modelling the TAKOM Family from AMMO Publishing

Takom and Ammo have been working in tandem on the 35th scale Panther series of tanks for a while now, with the Ammo team contributing to the kit colours and markings of several of the feline Takom family. Finally, we see the fruits of these combined labours in print with the book from Ammo of Takom's Panthers in Ammo shades. See what we thought about the book after we read it in our review...

Friday, June 11

In-boxed: 1/35th scale Italian Armoured Car 1ZM from Copper State Models

Having already build more than a few armoured cars Andy Moore was of course interested in the most recent Italian armoured car from WWI vintage from Copper State Models. The 1/35th scale Italian Armoured Car 1ZM is indeed an interesting proposition, and before he builds it, Andy has paused to show us what is in the box in his review...

Thursday, June 10

Preview: History, colours, plastic & art of Miniart's new 35th scale T-34/85 Mod 1960

If you can't tell your T-34's apart MiniArt has another variant for you - this time the "Mod 1960" (can we say late service - probably not) upgrade to these tanks to upgrade them in the '60s. We look at the Mod 1960 variant, the boxart, plastic, & colour variants in real life that are offered in this kit in our preview...

Wednesday, June 9

Build Review Pt.II: Meng's 12th scale Ford GT 40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans

Part two of Gary Wickham's build guide for Meng's 12th scale Ford GT 40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans is with us. Today he further details the interior and improves on the already very nice kit with a host of extra details and custom enhancements. See how he makes it look so good (and so easy) in part II of his story...

Tuesday, June 8

Preview: Issue #9 of Dioramag available to order from Pla Editions

The latest issue of Dioramag is already released for sale. Packed with inspiring articles and large-format photos of the dioramas and the artist's works we all strive towards. We have preview images and information of the stars of the latest in the series in our preview...

New reference preview: Syrian Armor at War Vol. 1 from Pla Editions

For years these has been war in Syria, the conflict is still ongoing, and seeing this book from Pla Editions makes us realise the scope of what's involved in fighting vehicles in the theatre. We look at the new book that shows detailed references of the armour, called Syrian Armor at War Vol. 1 in our preview...

Monday, June 7

Model tool preview: Introducing the "Octopus" a new scale model jig from Sukeru Modera

Ever feel like you needed more hands while you are modelling? Well, the new Octopus Scale Model Jig from Sukeru Modera might be the thing for you. We have a look at this new tool with all its extra appendages to suit a number of applications on your modelling bench in our preview...

Saturday, June 5

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

Adam O'Brien's build of Hong Kong Models 48th scale Avro Lancaster B Mk.1 continues with the second instalment of his build here on TMN. See the main fuselage, wings tails, turrets & everything else in construction as he prepares the kit for paint & weathering yet to come in his excellent build guide...

Friday, June 4

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

Italeri has given us news of their five releases of June - A colourful biplane, A hot Jag Supercar, Panzer and British tank workhorses & a Spartan? We have art, decals, colour choices & sprue pictures in our preview...

Thursday, June 3

Another round with MiniArt? New shells for your German tanks in 35th scale inbound...

MiniArt Models has released new info of a set of ammo in two types for your 35th scale 7.5cm PZGR & GR. PATR KW.K 40 firing guns - complete with ammo boxes, spent shells & decals to match. These shells were used in a majority of German WWII guns, so this set is an ideal complement to your dioramas. We look at the parts in our preview...

Wednesday, June 2

Preview: 100 Years Of Soviet & Russian Military Parades 1917-2017 Volume 3 (+ a bonus title) From Canfora Publishing

Canfora Publishing from Sweden has released information of the third in the series of books detailing the 100 Years Of Soviet and Russian Military Parades from 1917-2017. This book takes on from the others in covering the myriad of vehicles from 1992 to present day. See everything we know about the book & how to get it at a pre-release discount in our preview...

Tuesday, June 1

Preview: Miniart stops us with a new checkpoint

Miniart has combined some of their sets to make a neat little checkpoint diorama ready to shake 'n bake into a scene of your very own. We look at the parts in our preview...