Tuesday, November 16

Preview: UStar's 48th scale Tiger I - Top ten take-away tips...

UStar has provided yet more information on their latest kit, the full interior Tiger I in 1/48th scale. An evergreen favourite tank in a popular new(ish) scale for armour builders, this kit looks very detailed in the several detail points in our preview...

Preview: Luftfahrtverlag-Start's The Story of Tank Officer Joachim Senholdt Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8 – Panzer Regiment 204 – I./Pz.Rgt. “Brandenburg”

A journey right through WWII from the eyes of a regular soldier, Luftfahrtverlag-Start's The Story of Tank Officer Joachim Senholdt  Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8 – Panzer Regiment 204 – I./Pz.Rgt. “Brandenburg” is now available, and it looks very, very good. see more about it in our preview...

Preview - Signs from a divided country - 1/35th scale traffic signs, Yugoslavia 1990's from Miniart...

The breakup of Yugoslavia and the Balkans war of the 1990s is a conflict mired in claims and counter-claims from many sides. Dioramas from this period are popular with modellers, so the need for road & traffic signs are much needed. Miniart look to fill the gap with this new set. We have the kit contents & the photos that were used in researching it in our preview...

Monday, November 15

Preview: MiniArt's new second short-barrelled StuH kit announced...

Miniart has adapted their mould quite sensibly and made more than a few modellers happy with this, their new 1/35th scale StuH 42 Ausf. G Early Prod. May-June 1943. This short-barrelled infantry support vehicle was much loved by the troops, would this one be just as adored by modellers? Let's see what we know about it so far...

Preview: 1/32nd scale Avro Lancaster B "Grand Slam" from Hong Kong Models...

From a Telford almost bereft of new announcements came this, Hong Kong Models new Avro Lancaster "Grand Slam" kit in 1/32nd scale. We look at the real thing and what we know about the kit in our review...

Sunday, November 14

Read n reviewed: Sturmtiger: The Combat History of Sturmmörser Kompanies 1000-1002 by Lee Archer and Timm Haasler from Panzerwrecks Publishing

Lee Archer and Timm Haasler's "Sturmtiger: The Combat History of Sturmmörser Kompanies 1000-1002" from Panzerwrecks Publishing is on our bookshelf today. This large book offers a definitive history of the tank and the units which operated it in photos, artwork and excellent research. See what we thought about the package in our review...

Saturday, November 13

"Hands-on" review: 1/48th scale Douglas B-26K Counter Invader From ICM

Having reviewed most of ICM's 48th scale Invaders, we thought it only fair to let Gary Wickham look at their latest, most anticipated B-26K Counter Invader kit. Not only that, but the accompanying paint set and weapons kit sold separately are also shown in his thorough, hands-on review...

Friday, November 12

New Miniart Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. H Nibelungenwerk. Mid Prod. August 1943 coming soon:

MiniArt keeps offering more Panzers we can't say no to...This one is a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. H from the Nibelungenwerk factory, a mid-production variant from around August 1943. No interior, but this means a fast and simple build with all of the same external features, that plus four marking options. We look at the kit and the real tanks featured in this boxing in our preview...

Thursday, November 11

Preview: Two new urban graffiti decal sets from Matho Models...

Matho models have produced more aftermarket details for your cityscape scene. In conjunction with Alternity Miniatures, they have two new sets of decals to grace your urban wars. See them & how they look applied to a suitable wall in our preview...

Preview: Takom's new 72nd scale USS Missouri Battleship Mk.7 16"/50 Gun turret No.1

A great idea indeed to make now the third "big gun" turret of three of the main combatants of WWII in 72nd scale. The "Mighty Mo" is in the spotlight this time, with her Mk.7 16"/50 Gun turret No.1 getting takoms treatment. We look at the gun and what we know about the kit in our preview...