Tuesday, March 20

Revell Kit:07651 London Bus Pt III - Cabin Fever and Keeping the Engine at bay

In PT IIICabin Fever" – We dress up the front of the bus and get the cabin and engine bay ready so we can start to get the passengers on…

Monday, March 19

Dragon unleash their small scale snake ???

I remember as a child a friend of mine got a “state of the art” (then) SR-71 Blackbird kit from ARII in 1/144 – it looked so bad-&$$ that I fell in love with the shape as soon as I saw it – then as an adult I saw the real thing – I still think it is made by alien technology – Kelly Johnston knew too much!

Anyway I digress from the subject at hand – Dragon have made a new tool kit of the “Habu” in 1/144th scale and the features and promise of the kit are indeed tempting – even in such a small scale – let’s look at the preview CAD stuff and feature list

Saturday, March 17

Review: Alpine Miniatures 35135: 1/35 SS Panzer Crew Kursk (2 Figure set)

Alpine Miniatures have released two new figures this month – Sculpted by Sang-Min Lee these two individual figures (35133 + 35144) make up a set called SS Panzer Crew Kursk 35135. Let’s take a look at these two tankers and see if they are cut from the usual impeccable Alpine cloth…

Friday, March 16

Academy releases updated with exciting new tool Hetzer and an Accurate Avenger

Academy have sent news of two new kits for both World War II aircraft and tank modellers. These kits are new toolings and look to be great releases - although there isn't a lot of news yet  well try to see what can be deducted from the Promo Shots. Click on below for these and other Academy releases info that we have to hand. 

Thursday, March 15

Revell helps you build your way to the stars ( if you can grab them off your kids first)

 Revell is onto a good thing with these – a great way for either a fun and easy build or an educational tool for kids – these snap together kits need no glue and can be put together really easily – there are some of the “old skool” – and some newer ships here to make – check them out in this preview…

Wednesday, March 14

Osprey help you model one bite at a time

 For a while now, Osprey Publishing has been getting letters and emails from their readers saying how much they enjoy our modelling books, but how they wish they could buy individual chapters that cover just one build, well, now you can.

Need large german WWII figures? These are a Shui-in

Jeff Shui’s Miniatures  have sent us images of two of their latest resin figures in 120MM scale - sticking to the usual (undeniably popular) inspiration the German serviceman of WWII. Jeff’s latest German figures from WWII are: “Totenkopf, Kharkov 1943 (Part 1)” & “German 6th Army Stalingrad 1942/43 (Part 2).” Kits - let’s have a closer look in this preview.

Tuesday, March 13

Andrea Miniatures has some new smashing new horses & some hungry hounds

We have been sent some new sculpture previews from the brilliant figure making company Andrea Miniatures. Please dont look if you like your horses very quiet and your dogs well fed!

Monday, March 12

Revell Kit:07651 London Bus Pt II - "How to eat an Elephant?"

PT II  - “One bite at a time” - would be the answer to that Question it seems – so we start our build this week commencing with the engine and underside of the kit…

Sunday, March 11

The Sunday Strip – a stroll down memory lane… Commando Comics

 When I was young – a looong while ago now – well it was more than a little while actually – Jesus was playing on the wing for Jerusalem and a new thing called the “abacus” was invented.  --- Well back in those days before I was a modeller using paints from my dad’s shed on models to make them half an inch thick at the wings I read a lot. Being a quiet child, I know I don’t believe it either – I used to read a lot of comics, Just like a lot of young boys I guess. “The Phantom” I liked as he didn't kill anybody, used two pistols and indelible ink on his ring and somehow he didn’t die, some “Choose Your Own Adventure” books where you picked the story line amongst some others. The most enjoyment I got from reading though was from a series of comics called Commando”…..