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GORGEOUS BUICK 'VILLA RIVIERA' FROM GEORGE BARRIS, THE AUTOMOTIVE 'KUSTOM KING'

Scale Model News - 9 hours 46 min ago

THIS 1:25 SCALE BUICK RIVIERA CUSTOM is a reissue of a kit first released by AMT in 1965.
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AFTER LOCKDOWN: SINGAPORE UPS ITS COMPETITION GAME IN 2020

Scale Model News - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 06:48

THE MODEL ENTHUSIASTS in Singapore are hard at work, preparing the National Airfix Aeronautical Model Engineering Competition. It's scheduled for November 2020, when the pandemic caused by Covid-19 will hopefully be in the past.
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SOPWITH CAMEL IN MOTION: 1:16 SCALE BIPLANE KIT WITH MULTI-MEDIA COMPONENTS

Scale Model News - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 02:00
HERE'S ANOTHER VIDEO TREAT from the master of stop-motion videos, Tom Grigat. This time he assembles a 1:16 scale model from the Spanish manufacturer, Artisania Latina.
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A VIDEO HISTORY OF THE MPC MODELS COMPANY

Scale Model News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 02:00


HERE’S A CLOSE LOOK AT MPC, short for the Model Products Corporation, an American manufacturer of plastic scale model kits and promotional models that were especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Read more »
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FAREWELL TO SPECIAL-EFFECTS MODEL MAKER BILL PEARSON

Scale Model News - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:16


WE ARE VERY sad to learn of the death of professional model maker Bill Pearson.
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FAREWELL TO SPECIAL-EFFECTS MODEL MAKER BILL PEARSON

Scale Model News - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:16


WE ARE VERY sad to learn of the death of professional model maker Bill Pearson.
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STEAMPUNK COMES TO MODEL RAIL WITH A NEW BASSETT-LOWKE RANGE

Scale Model News - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:50

THE BASSETT-LOWKE BRAND DATES BACK to the late 1890s. So it's appropriate that the Hornby-owned company is now trailblazing a path back to that era with a dedicated range of steampunk-inspired locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories.
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FROM PHANTOM MUSTANG TO DELTA DAGGER AND MORE: THE REVELL MODELS STORY

Scale Model News - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:28
REVELL HAS REMAINED A TOP NAME in the model kit world for decades, and continues to turn out excellent kits.Read more »
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SCALE MODELLERS AND SELF-ISOLATION

Scale Model News - Sun, 03/22/2020 - 14:15
THE WORLD CURRENTLY FACES the deadly coronavirus on the rampage. But – and so we can perhaps escape some of the gloom and doom – modellers can perhaps use some of the anti-virus measures to our advantage. And that includes the all-important isolation from others.
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MEDIA MODELLING SHOW, ESPECIALLYFOR STEAMPUNK FANS

Scale Model News - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 08:46

WE'D LOVE TO SAY THE SHOW GOES ON but Media Modelling 3 is another casualty of the war against the coronavirus pandemic.Read more »
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A VIDEO HISTORY OF HAWK MODELS

Scale Model News - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:17

THANKS TO MAX KOHNKE on YouTube we can show you this excellent video history of the Hawk Model Company.
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1:24 SCALE DEUTZ D30 FARM TRACTOR MODEL KIT FROM REVELL

Scale Model News - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 07:55

THIS IS THE second tractor kit in Revell’s new 1:24 scale series, this time featuring one of the most popular small tractors of the early 1960s, the D30 from the German manufacturer Deutz.
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LIKE NOTHING ON EARTH: PLAN 9 FLYING SAUCER LANDS ON THIS WORLD

Scale Model News - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 13:00


FOR THOSE WHO don’t know their science-fiction, this kit from Polar Lights represents one of the ‘flying hubcap’ UFOs that featured in a 1959 B-movie called Plan 9 from Outer Space.
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BERLIN WALL-BUSTER REVELL TRABANT ESCAPES TO THE WEST

Scale Model News - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 07:44

LAST YEAR MARKED the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, when Germany united from its Cold War-era ‘East’ and ‘West’ halves. So in 2019 Revell Germany celebrated the event by reissuing a Trabant kit with a large diorama base. This depicts a ‘Trabi’ breaking through the wall, into the West.
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DIECAST COLLECTIONS AND THE DINKY TOYS STORY

Scale Model News - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 07:27

DIECAST SCALE MODELS are traditionally a collector's market, rather than one for builders. But there are plenty of times when ready-built models make perfectly good sense.
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BUILDING A BANDAI DEATH STAR II MODEL KIT

Scale Model News - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 08:02

BANDAI HAS WHAT IS probably the best selection of Star Wars kits today, even if there are plenty of competitors out there.Read more »
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1:25 SCALE JEEP vs GIANT GODZILLA IN 'INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER'

Scale Model News - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:41
IF YOU LOOK HARD enough, you can usually find an interesting anniversary. And in 2019, Round 2 used the 65th Anniversary of Godzilla, perhaps the most famous of all movie monsters, to add a creature-feature to its list.Read more »
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020: AND A LOOK AT YESTERYEAR'S SCI-FI FUTURES

Scale Model News - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 09:25

HAPPY NEW TO ALL and we hope 2020 brings you as many models and kits as you might wish for. And if you enter model competitions, well, we hope you win a few prizes!
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FESTIVE GREETINGS TO YOU ALL

Scale Model News - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 07:31

BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR READERS and have a truly excellent scale time over the festive break. And of course, we also wish you a prosperous and productive 2020.
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FANTASY FIGURES INTERNATIONAL: NEW MAGAZINE TO HELP YOU MAKE BETTER MINIATURES

Scale Model News - Mon, 12/16/2019 - 02:00

IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE A NEW MODEL MAGAZINE, so we are pleased to see the latest from Guideline Publications, the fascinating Fantasy Figures International which is in stores now.

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