Friday, May 10

TMN on Tour: Japan's 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 "Industry Day"

Currently in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show is underway. Thursday and Friday are the main business and trading days, it is also a day that all of the pictures of the new releases announced at the show leak out - this is what we have found out about the new kits coming to us so far from the show...

Oh Canada you finally have your RAM! Bronco Models 35th scale Cruiser Tank Ram MK.II early preview...

This has been long called for by certain quarters of the modelling community - now Bronco Models has released what we think will be the first in a series of  1/35th scale Canadian Cruiser Tank Ram kits. They start with the MK.II Early Production - see it's features, colours & artwork in our preview...

Thursday, May 9

A Badger in the wild - First signs of Amusing Hobby's new TD emerge at Shizuoka Hobby Show

Amusing Hobby has added to their announcement about the ARL-44 in 35th scale with more built up pictures of their FV 217 Badger British Heavy Tank Destroyer. See a little more of this kit in our preview...

Wednesday, May 8

Two new brand new armoured chariots - art, colours & sprues in our preview from Hobbyboss in May

Hobbyboss has finally released the sprue pictures to April's two new kits, workhorses both in the air & on the ground & popular subjects. See sprues, colours, decals & artwork in our new item preview...

Tuesday, May 7

It's Official - 2019 is "Year of the Sherman" with RyeField's new-tool "Easy Eight"

Apart from a little bit of a spelling error on the flyer for this kit, it looks like RyeFeild Model's new "Easy Eitht ­čśä" Sherman might be interesting to some modellers out there - We have artwork, sprues and a feature set in our preview...

Monday, May 6

Colours, box art and finally sprues for Trumpeter's five May releases in our preview...

It has taken aaaaagggeess recently for Trumpeter to release the sprues from their latest kits - and we wait diligently for them to do this before we show them in our preview - This month of May's new kits are five in total - and we have our eyes on at least one - See what you think about them in our new item preview...

Sunday, May 5

Canfora's new "Broken Wings" book - available now at a special pre-order price

This second in Canfora's Aircraft Pictorial Series features large-format photographs and text showing just some of the downed aircraft that fell into German hands during WWII. Most allied types - the French, British, Soviet, Polish, Dutch, Belgian and Yugoslav aircraft are all on show in this new book. See more about this book and how to order it at a special pre-order discount in our preview...

Saturday, May 4

Build Guide: 1/48th scale Hawker Tempest Mk/V Series II w/ Barracuda Studios additions...

With Eduard's new 48th scale Series I Tempest kit already being built by Gary, Mr Calum Gibson of "Ham-fisted Modeller" fame decided to start his own build on the latter model, the Series II. He is adding some of Barracuda Studio's latest resin to the kit to further improve on the model. See him start his build in Part I of his construction guide today...

Friday, May 3

Six completely different types of releases from Italeri in our May kit preview...

A Fokker, a scene at Pegasus Bridge, a flat-roofed semi, a Kangaroo, some choppers and some free Frenchies from Italeri this month. We have art, colours & sprues in our preview...

Thursday, May 2

Read n' reviewed: "War Photographer 1.0" from Tom Cockle & Peko Publishing

Prolific author Tom Cockle has a new book soon to be released under PeKo Publishing's banner, "War Photographer 1.0" features a photo essay of German Sturmartillerist of the Sturmgesch├╝tz-Abteilung 189's wartime shots in the first of what looks to be a new series. See more in our review...