Thursday, July 12

Mirror Models - A perfect reflection of the real thing

A new modelling company with impeccable breeding has come into the market. Libor the proprietor of LZ Models has engaged in starting a new modelling venture as a departure in kind from his amazing resin kits – this new company is called Mirror Models – and we like what we see in their first releases….

Wednesday, July 11

Revell Routemaster Bus build Pt V - Putting on your underwear before your trousers...

..Or maybe One trouser leg at ta time – you get to a point in a build you just want to seal it all up and finish it into a great looking build - but there are things you need to do first - especially on a kit like this with LOTS of internal detail. In the last section was all about getting lots of decals on seats and lots of paint into the interior – but this part is all about getting your underclothes on before your trousers and jacket.

Tuesday, July 10

Haynes Publishing’s Messerschmitt Bf109 Owner’s Workshop Manual 1935 onwards (all Marks) Review

The list of Owner’ workshop Manuals from Haynes have been bolstered with lots of more unusual things than cars recently – we have already reviewed one manual on the Tiger I tank and the P-51 Mustang fighter and find them to be great reads and even better reference. This manual – on the Bf 109 – looks to emulate the quality of the first two books we reviewed, let’s see if it does…

Saturday, July 7

EagleCals EC#144 Stuka Ju-87B Part II in 1/32 review..

Following on from the first in this brace of decal sets for the Ju-87B/R stuka comes this alternate set from EagleCals from the USA. This time they have gone for quantity – four markings on this sheet instead of two and they are some of the more familiar colour schemes of this early-war terror of the skies – but with quantity have the kept the quality? Let’s investigate these schemes and compare them as much as we can..

Friday, July 6

MiniArt let their top down exposing some new summer colour

MiniArt has sent out new details, sprue shots and CAD images of their new (Mercedes) Type 170V Cabrio Saloon and now have sent pictures of two of these excellently detailed little cars – check out the details like the number plates and headlamps! This kit is released very soon so check here to see all about it before it tears out of the injection moulding factory!

Thursday, July 5

Bovington "Tankfest" Pt. II - The afternoon displays

In this - the second part of the gallery from the Tankfest  Armoured vehicle extravaganza on the weekend of the 30th June/1st July we got to see some pretty amazing vehicles quite literally “making tracks” – read on to see some massive beasts (and some smaller ones) in action from the show.

AMS Resin propeller, prop governor and engine casing replacement kit for the HK B-25 kit in 1/32 review

When the HK kit of the 1/32 scale B-25 came out we mentioned in our review of the kit we thought some work could be done on the propellers ad they looked a little “out” - the thing is no amount of work would really fix this – sanding and such just wouldn’t cut it – the governors and the engine housing was a little basic a well in the detail department. To the rescue comes Harold of AMS with a set of replacement resin B-25 props, engine housing and prop governors to make the detail be something you can confidently show off at the competition tables.  

Wednesday, July 4

Revell 1/32 scale He-162 “Salamander” kit re-released and re-viewed

When we heard there was a new Revell kit of the 1/32 scale Heinkel He 162 A-2 kit we were pretty eager to know whether this was a new or re-released boxing of this interesting aircraft. We have since found out that it is a re-release but that is no reason to think that this isn’t a good kit – we will investigate this model to see if it stands up to Revell’s recent releases and indeed the rest of the market…

Tuesday, July 3

Tankfest 2012 Pt I. – The first half of the show…

Tankfest 2012 – The Most Explosive Weekend In History! Or so the promo read – and really Bovington did not disappoint! With the only notable omission being the black prince (A43 Infantry tank – basically an oversized Churchill) we got to see plenty of massive vehicles go round in the ring on the weekend – a friendly show and plenty to see in the massive museum itself – three parts in all - So click on to see the first instalment!

Monday, July 2

Swedish subsonic spear – the Tarangus 1/48th Scale SAAB A32 Lansen A Pt. I - an Intro and the cockpit…

Eth gives us his unique perspective when building the new Tarangus kit of the SAAB A32A kit in 1/48th - today we look at the plane itself and get started a little on the cockpit and add some photo etch to the kit ...