Sunday, March 31

in review…PeKo Publishing - Sturmgeschütz III on the Battlefield

Popular with the soldiers who fought with and inside it – the Sturmgeschütz III was probably what the German army of WWII should have mass produced – we have reviewed the new book from Peko Publishing titled “Sturmgeschütz III on the Battlefield” which documents the variants and career of this sturdy vehicle.

Saturday, March 30

Now THIS is large scale modelling folks! HK Models B-17G Flying Fortress test kit - our thoughts so far…

Well a week ago we had a very large (and we ain't lying) box arrive at our door here - it is one of the pre-production kits of the new HK Models version of the famous B-17 Flying fortress in 1/32 scale – well we have examined it, and instead of just leaving it at that and giving HK our feedback, we have been doing some construction to see how it all goes together - and this is what we think so far..

Friday, March 29

No the tortoise is not included with the Topolino - Bronco's March kits come from all round the world

Bronco Model has informed of four soon to be released models and two up and coming offerings in the works – German, Italian and American made vehicles are the subjects set to be released in March...

Thursday, March 28

Lots of replacement parts & wheels keep the people at Barracuda Studios hard at work this month

Roy from Barracuda Studios has sent news of his latest resin replacements in 48th and 72nd scales which we think would satisfy a lot of modellers out there. New improved parts for your first and second world war aircraft await in our preview…

Wednesday, March 27

Alpine at the tip of the spear with this month's releases

The latest sets from Alpine answer the prayers of many who have been braying for more allied figures – there is a set of two soldiers from the famous “spearhead” division – the US 3rd armour in 35th scale.
German figure lovers still have a reason to rejoice as there is a large scale 1/16th scale Waffen SS soldier here and some spare heads for your German soldiers as well. Let’s have a look…

Tuesday, March 26

Prisoners, Parras and Pillaged Plasterwork – MiniArt’s newest releases

It is that time of year when model makers start to release what they have promised in their catalogues and at big modelling shows. MiniArt has a wide range of kits available this year to release – they have started off well and now add these two to their cannon…

Review: Alpine Miniatures Otto Carius and NCO set in 35th scale

Alpine Miniatures has ventured into dangerous territory – this set of two figures we are reviewing today features one very well-known Panzer ace of WWII. Not only is he of a slight physique he is a funny looking fellow in real life. How to capture not only a man’s likeness but a well-known figure with certain peculiarities without lampooning them and so enraging World of Tanks fans around the world? We will see if this set captured the look.

Monday, March 25

Update - Silver Wings 1/32 Polikarpov I-153 Chaika is now on sale…

Silver Wings has released their 1/32 Polikarpov I-153 Chaika and we have some pictures of the instructions, markings and box art as well as kit information to add to the earlier shots of the master in in pre-production – clickety-click on our preview to see more..

We go back to look at the colours of the season in 1945 with AK Interactive in our review

Massive amounts of conjecture surround the colours of German Vehicles used towards the end of the war. Some people are very sure they know the answer but the rest of us are still asking questions. What we need is a book full of profiles to help us better make an educated guess on what colours to use – ohh – there is? and AK Interactive have the paint set to match? Let’s have a look at them..

Sunday, March 24

Dragon has another “Pop” at the FlaK 37

It seems that this popular little Ack-ack gun has been modelled by many different companies over the last few years - going from the Tamiya white box versions to the later and more sophisticated AFV Club and Bronco models, this gun is not ready for a smart kit release – or should I say update from Dragon Models – we have the vital statistics to help you choose in our preview…