Sunday, August 12

MiniArt 35135 1/35th “Close Combat U.S. Tank Crew” Review


MiniArt has released a bunch of figure sets this month for armoured fighting vehicles and we have second in the series of US tank crews – this time a dynamic looking set of tankers who look like they are outside the vehicle fighting to escape the battlefield – let’s look at the parts in our review...

Saturday, August 11

Great Wall Hobbies go from infinity to beyond!

Great Wall Hobbies have gone from land and military based kits to their excellent series in 1/48 of aircraft - and now they are aiming for the heavens! Their new kit is in Space! Well it will be at your hobby shop soon – it is a 1/48th kit of the Chinese Space Lab Module Tiangong-1 & Shenzhou-8 Spacecraft!

Thursday, August 9

Barracuda Studios Latest - Just in time for the NATS!


BarracudaStudios have just released a batch of great add-ons for the Spit fans in 48th scale - just in time for the NATS in Orlando Roy will be there himself to twist your arm and sell ‘em to you! The 6 new products are now up on the website and ready for pre-order for those of you who aren’t able to come and see him in person – and we have all the links and pics...

Tuesday, August 7

Ampersand Publishing are having a great little sale at the US Nats this year..



Going to the US Nats in Disney land this year? If so go by the Ampersand Publishing stand and you will find all of their back issues at a pretty darn good value of $5! Their new isues will be pretty well reduced in price as well so who said no bargains to be had at modelling shows ? Read on for the "T's & C's..




Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 20 Review




Luftwaffe im Focus time again! - And as we have read it cover to cover we thought we would show you one of the best quarterly pictorial periodicals on the market today. This – the 20th-anniversary edition promises more colour pictures and more pages for the same price – so let’s have a look at what is in this special issue…

Monday, August 6

Superscale's new colours for August - sharks,skulls and celebrations...


Latest in the smart decal choices from SuperScale decals are two sheets –both in 48th – one of the famous Tomahawk and one of the just as cool Trojan in Bicentennial markings – check them out if you are in need of new colours for your kit…

Sunday, August 5

Life Miniatures release Joachim Peiper bust in 1/10 scale

 Sang-Eon Lee’s new company Life Miniatures has releases a photo-realistic large scale (1/10th) bust of the controversial figure of Joachim "Jochen" Peiper. SS man and tank commander – the man trialed and convicted for the “Malmédy Massacre”. Well we will cut past these other considerations and show you this bust bare and also with some pictures - l ike the one i found (above), and as a treat we will see the completed bust – painted by Sang-Eon Lee himself…

Thursday, August 2

A trio of Panzer tankers from Stalingrad looking for a good home....


Brand new from Russian figure makers Stalingrad we have a great set of three German Panzer Crew from WWII that fir a 1/35th scale Panzer IV – Almost like they were made FOR it - Hmmmmmm….?

Ampersand show off their latest periodicals early

Ampersand Publishing has two of their regular releases due for this month and we have the “dope” on both of them (in high quality shots so you can see what's crackin')…

Wednesday, August 1

Duxford Flying Legends 30 June – 1 July 2012 gallery


So we nearly forgot to show you this! The pics from the recent “Flying Legends” show at Duxford in Cambridge in England last month (2012) The newest of “The Fighter Collection’s” aircraft – the much repaired and re-worked Republic P-47G Thunderbolt 42-25068 'Snafu' took to the air to thrill the crowds and it was very popular indeed -  as were all of the aircraft on a very busy weekend! Click on to see the gallery and some words on the day itself…