Thursday, June 21

Alpine Miniatures 35141: 1/35 German SS Panzer Commander Set (2 Figures) Review

You would think that Alpine Miniatures would run out of interested parties when it comes to selling German SS Panzer men from WWII – but we just love them it seems! Nearly every set of this subject sell out I am reliably told – Maybe excellent sculpting and engineering help as well – we will see if this set is a worthy companion to the other Alpine figures in our review...

Wednesday, June 20

BarracudaCast Mainwheels & four different tyre tread types in 1/32 review.

Anyone making the older Dragon, Hasegawa or Monogram kits of the 1/32 P-51d Mustang have one thing in common – these kits all need a better set of main gearwheels than the ones supplied in the kit. 

Meanwhile the owners of these kits and the new Tamiya kit have one other thing in common – they ALL need better tyres for their kits!! Well Barracuda Studios from the USA have released some new resin replacements for both of the wheels and four different tread pattern resin tyres -  and we thought we would investigate them and compare them to the original kit parts…

Tuesday, June 19

A special behind the scenes interview from the Osprey blog - Mark Postlethwaite


In another 'behind the scenes at Osprey' blog, Charly Ford from our editorial department has a Q&A with popular Osprey illustrator Mark Postlethwaite.

A new quaterly weather forecast from AK Interactive

AK Interactive have made a name for themselves in the modelling world as a supplier of great modelling materials, and while they encompass all genres in their supplies you would have to say they specialize in weathering materials. Now – together with some of the most famous modellers in the world AK have released pictures of their brand new magazine called “the Weathering Magazine” - funnily enough dedicated to weathering scale models – click on for more in our preview of this new quarterly released periodical… (we have left these images large so double click them to see more of each page)

Monday, June 18

New LifeColor sets and a new souped up extractor from Airbrushes.com

Need some new acrylic paints to depict a northern French village from WWII? Check
What about a southern French Village in WWII? Check
What about some “Dirty” Effects to make engines look used? Check
What about a colour set for your British Battle of Britain aircraft? Check!
Now you need an extractor? Well we have that too – a brand new more powerful model! - 
 - Sounds like Airbrushes.com and their new products for June!!

BarracudaCast BR32020: Mercedes D.II/D.IIIa Intake Manifold in 1/32 scale review.

Barracuda Studios from the USA have released some new resin replacement parts for the 1/32 Mercedes D.III/D.IIIa engine specifically designed for the Wingnut Wings kits of quite a few aircraft that use the Mercedes engine. Let’s see how they measure up against the real thing.

Sunday, June 17

Urrrraahhhhh! It’s June’s Commandos in the Sunday strip


The four latest Commandos for this fortnight have already hit the stores – and they have some interesting issues up for sale - check out these great little "light reading" and should be in stores in your news agents now..

Zotz 1/32 B-25J Mitchell at War Pt. 2 decal Preview


 Zotz’ have released the second set of decals from their B-25 series of “Gun Nose” variants – (The Glass nosed variants are reviewed here) these are printed in 1/32 and 1/72nd scales and have some  five ( six on the  1/72 sheet) colourful subjects in their sights – let’s have a look in this preview

Saturday, June 16

Would you like to help Kagero move house?


Kagero are moving offices, and to make the move a few less truckloads lighter they are selling off a lot of titles (132) throughout their range at some pretty amazing prices! Some books are on sale for as little as three Euros! From life we all know most sales are pretty rubbish – but this one really looks to have genuine value - Every-one of their ranges has books in this sale and some really new books are there as well so it won’t hurt to check them out at this link on their Webstore… But be quick!

Friday, June 15

Dragon previews their updated early Raupenschlepper






One of the best models we saw at last year’s Euro Militaire was a model called "Gone with the wind” this was a kit of the late war tiny Raupenschlepper in a cold winter scene with a Luftwaffe field division crew-member losing his warm hat against the wind – it was a great vignette and it made me dearly want to model this kit – well it’s my lucky day because Dragon are bringing out a brand new tooled version of the early war RSO/01 Type 470 Tractor kit with lots of extras – let’s have a look at the early preview images and information in our preview..