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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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SCALE MODEL PORSCHE STARFIGHTER: ONE-OFF DESIGN CELEBRATES THE LATEST STAR WARS MOVIE

Scale Model News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:57
Porsche and Lucasfilm have created a 60-inch long concept spacecraft, the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter in time for the launch of the new movie Star Wars Episode VIII: The Rise of Skywalker. The Tri-Wing will be unveiled at the film’s world premiere on 16 December 2019, in Los Angeles, California.Read more »
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SIR ROD STEWART'S RAIL MODEL BOOST

Scale Model News - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 06:14


IT WASN'T A TOP SECRET but the fact that old-style rocker, Rod Stewart, was also a model railway enthusiast was probably not that well known, to many of his music fans, at least. But in the scale model world, Rod (‘Sir’ Rod since he was knighted in 2016) is yet another famous face who is a keen rail modeller.
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'WAR OF THE WORLDS' SCI-FI INVASION FEATURES IN MODEL RAIL LAYOUT

Scale Model News - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 05:54


THIS LAYOUT COMBINES traditional model rail construction with a dash of science fiction. The Edwardian sci-fi story War of the Worlds by HG Wells makes for an interesting, and very different, diorama setting.
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NEAT BUILD-AND-IMPROVE 1:48 SCALE KAMOV KA-50 HELICOPTER

Scale Model News - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 05:39


IS THIS NICELY-BUILT model more than the sum of its parts? Look and learn to see how careful work can result in something that really looks the biz.
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1:48 SCALE FUEL TANKER FROM ATLANTIS MODELS: A NEW TAKE ON THE REVELL ORIGINAL

Scale Model News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:07

THIS EXCELLENT LITTLE RETRO MODEL will make a useful accessory for dioramas based on US 0-gauge railroads, and aircraft kits to 1:48 scale.
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AIRFIX PRESENTS THE 1:72 SCALE AVRO VULCAN B.2

Scale Model News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:49


ENJOY THIS VIDEO giving details of the upcoming 1:72 scale Airfix Avro Vulcan B.2. This is looks to be a very exciting kit for anyone with an interest in military aviation of the Cold War era.

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BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMPETITION WINNERS

Scale Model News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:11
THE BUSY HOBBY BOUNTIES store in Singapore recently had a model competition to coincide with the launch of the new Midway movie.Read more »
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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: CHEVROLET FLOWER TRUCK CONVERSION

Scale Model News - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:03

FOLLOWING RECENT JAMES BOND articles, here’s a piece on converting two kits into one of 007’s more unusual forms of transport.
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MORE MODELS FROM SINGAPORE

Scale Model News - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 06:40

MORE INTERESTING STUFF from Peter Chiang with these entries from his Hobby Bounties mini-Airfix James Bond competition 2019. The cars are all in 1:32 scale, the James Bond Aston Martin (above) being fitted with an ejection-seat cutout in the roof, and much else besides.

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BOND IN MINIATURE - IN SINGAPORE

Scale Model News - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:46

SOME INTERESTING PIX HAVE ARRIVED from our man in Singapore, Peter Chiang, of Hobby Bounties. The classic 1:12 scale Airfix Bentley is boxed here in 007 guise.
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1:144 SCALE KIT FROM REVELL: THE ONE AND ONLY SIX-ENGINE ANTONOV GIANT

Scale Model News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 13:02

THERE’S AN OLD AVIATION question that runs, “Why do they put four engines on a 747? Answer: because they can’t fit six…” Well, that doesn’t apply to the Antonov An-225 as it has six engines as standard and holds the record as the largest aircraft in the world currently flying.
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Model Builder International - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 14:21

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Kagero TopDrawings #67 Bf 109G/K

Model Builder International - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:47
Kagero TopDrawings #67 Bf 109G/K

The TopDrawings series of books are smaller books that supply line drawings in a couple of scales along with some color profiles and other drawings. This is book 67 in the series.

This book is about the Bf 109G and K. There are many 1/48 and 1/72 line drawings of the various models inside. There’s a set of masks for painting the wing and fuselage crosses for 1/72 and 1/48 kits. There are 12 crosses in each scale so you can do 2 aircraft at each scale. There are also 7 color profiles in the center of the book and the rear cover and an A3 double-sided set of 1/48 diagrams of the Bf 109K.

The book info…

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G/K G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-10, K-4
  • Maciej Noszczak
  • ISBN 978-83-66148-13-0
  • 23 pages
  • A4 drawings sheet
  • 7 color profiles
  • Masking sheet 1/48 and 1/72
  • Format (sizes): A4 (210×297 mm)

The book starts off with a short overview of the Bf 109G/K and mentions the changes to engines and armament for each sub-type. Then it gets straight into the line drawings. The book is broken down into areas for 1/48 and 1/72 and also has 7 color profiles.

The first 15 pages of the book are in 1/48 scale and go through all the different versions of the aircraft showing you all the panel lines and other features. There are profiles cross-sections of the fuselage and wings as well as views of components of the aircraft, such as wheels, propellors, armament, etc. The last 4 pages of the book are in 1/72 scale and show the various models with areas that changed from the previous version highlighted in grey and also described in the text. in the center of the book are 5 color profiles, 4 are port views and 1 is port, starboard, and above views. There are 2 more color port view profiles on the back cover.

This book is available direct from the publisher here for about US$16.00.

Paul Tosney – Editor
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MiniArt Aug 2019 Releases

Model Builder International - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 17:37
MiniArt Aug 2019 Releases

AVRO 671 ROTA MK.I RAF

  • HIGHLY DETAILED MODEL
  • CLEAR PARTS INCLUDED
  • HATCHES CAN BE OPEN OR CLOSED
  • PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS INCLUDED
  • DECAL SHEET FOR 4 VARIANTS

FOCKE WULF TRIEBFLUGEL NACHTJAGER

  • HIGHLY DETAILED MODEL
  • CLEAR PARTS INCLUDED
  • GUN BAY CAN BE OPEN OR CLOSED
  • PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS INCLUDED
  • DECALS SHEET FOR 4 VARIANTS

GERMAN ROAD SIGNS WW2 (EASTERN FRONT SET 1)
Unassembled Plastic Model Kit
Decal Sheet Included

SOVIET RAILWAY WAGON “TEPLUSHKA”

  • HIGHLY DETAILED MODEL
  • DOORS & WINDOWS, CAN BE POSED OPEN OR CLOSED
  • CAN BE INSTALED ON EUROPEAN OR RUSSIAN RAILWAY GAUGE
  • WORKABLE WHEELS
  • PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS INCLUDED
  • DECAL SHEET FOR 7 VARIANTS
  • RAILWAY TRACK (RUSSIAN GAUGE) INCLUDED

TACAM T-60 ROMANIAN TANK DESTROYER. INTERIOR KIT

  • HIGHLY DETAILED MODEL
  • USING CUTTING EDGE MOULDING TECHIQUES
  • PHOTOETHED PARTS INCLUDED
  • TWO AMMO BOXES w/SHELLS
  • ALL HATCHES & DOORS CAN BE POSED OPEN OR CLOSED
  • DECAL SHEET FOR 3 VARIANTS

PANZERFAUST 30/60 SET
The kit contains 192 plastic and photoetched parts for the assembling models of 16 panzerfaust 30 and 16 panzerfaust 60 and the accompanying transport crates.

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Kagero TopDrawings #69 HMS Badsworth

Model Builder International - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 12:00
Kagero TopDrawings #69 HMS Badsworth

The TopDrawings series of books are smaller books that supply line drawings in a couple of scales along with some colour profiles and other drawings. This is book 69 in the series.

This book is about The British Hunt-class Escort Destroyer, HMS Badsworth. There are many line drawings of the ship broken up to show views of parts of the ship from bow to stern. There are also 2 pull out B2 sized double sided sheets with 1/144 and 1/200 drawings of the complete ship.

The book info…

  • The British Hunt-class Escort Destroyer HMS Badsworth
  • Waldemar Góralski
  • ISBN 978-83-66148-19-2
  • 28 pages
  • 2 B2 sized sheet drawings, double sided
  • Format (sizes): A4 (210×297 mm)

The book starts off with a short overview of the Hunt class and some specifics about HMS Badsworth. Then it gets straight into the line drawings. The ship is broken down into areas and each area is shown from different angles so you can see everything in that area. The areas covered are:

  • bow
  • fore superstructure
  • lower fore superstructure
  • first deck and bridge
  • bridge
  • first deck
  • stern superstructure
  • stern
  • midships
  • backup maneuvering station

Other parts of the ship are also shown in part diagrams, such as the depth charge throwers. On the back cover are colour profiles of the ship that are smaller versions of what you see in one of the B2 sheets.

If you want to make sure everything is in the right place in your Hunt class build then this is the perfect book for you.

This book is available direct from the publisher here for about US$25.50.

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STAR WARS VIDEO BUILD - AT-ST WALKER TO 1:48 SCALE FROM BANDAI

Scale Model News - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:55

WE FEATURED THE BANDAI AT-ST WALKER in July 2018. Here it is again, with a video to show you the way this delightful kit goes together.
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