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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.

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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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Review: U-Boot im Focus 17

Model Builder International - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:01
U-Boot im Focus 17

As always, the issue was packed very well; wrapped in paper and then inside a cardboard envelope. The magazine is printed on 50 high-quality glossy pages and all the text is in both German and English and the quality of the English translation is perfect. The photographs are all good quality and never before published.

The magazine starts as usual with an editorial from the editor. Here Axel tells us that this issue of U-boot im Focus will concentrate on an early Type IXC submarine to coincide with Revell’s release of a 1/72 IXC (Kit number 05133). The publisher has released a decal sheet for this kit which is reviewed here and available to buy here. The next item, as usual, is the reader’s forum, where additional information is published for previous issues.

Next, we get into the content of the magazine itself. The subjects of the various topics are

  • 50 pages with 51 photos – thereof 1 in colour, 3 coloured emblems, 1 coloured document, 2 coloured conning tower front views, 4 coloured maps, Readers Forum
  • Commanders: Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger, Kptlt. Helmut Rosenbaum, Kptlt. Heinrich Schonder, Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim, Kptlt. Werner Kraus, Oblt.(Ing.) Erich Zürn
  • Reader’s Forum: The Spanish Cross for Submariners U-393 – The Experimental Boat of Testing Group Sultan Background: “Wind Strength 11 – We’re Linking up with the Convoy!”
  • Conning Towers: U-67 – An Early Type IX C Boat with an Unusual Camouflage Scheme
  • Boat in Focus: Into Combat with the Queen of Hearts – An Outline of the Operations by the Early Type IX C Boat U-126
  • Unusual: The U-Boat War Badge on an Underwear Pullover
  • Documents: An Invitation from the Commander of a Milk Cow
  • Fates: Sunk Twice for Reasons other than Enemy Action – The Fate of the Luckless Boat U-1234
  • U-Tanker: The Doctor Comes Aboard
  • As well as several photos of U-59, U-108 and further information.

Another great bunch of previously unseen photos, with excellent commentaries.

If you’re interested in the Kriegsmarine at all, then this magazine is of special interest to you and highly recommended.

The best way to get these is via the subscriptions that are available here. The publisher now offers free shipping within Germany and shipping has decreased for some other countries too.

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Kagero Monograph Special Rogozarski IK-3

Model Builder International - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:17
Kagero Monograph Special Rogozarski IK-3

The Monograph Special Edition in 3D series of books are in-depth books that look at one particular aircraft or one variant of an aircraft over about 200 pages in text, images, scale drawings, and sometimes 3D renders. This is book 11 in the series and is currently the most recent.

The Rogožarski IK-3 was a 1930s Yugoslav monoplane single-seat fighter, designed by Ljubomir Ilić, Kosta Sivčev and Slobodan Zrnić as a successor to the Ikarus IK-2 fighter. Its armament consisted of a hub-firing 20 mm (0.79 in) autocannon and two fuselage-mounted synchronised machine guns. It was considered comparable to foreign aircraft such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109E and came into service in 1940. The prototype crashed during testing; twelve production aircraft had been delivered by July 1940.

Six IK-3s were serviceable when the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia began on 6 April 1941. All six were in service with the 51st Independent Fighter Group at Zemun near Belgrade. Pilots flying the IK-3 claimed 11 Axis aircraft had been shot down during the 11-day war. According to one account, to prevent them from falling into German hands, the surviving aircraft and incomplete airframes were destroyed by their crews and factory staff. Another account suggests that one aircraft survived the invasion and was later destroyed by sabotage. The IK-3 design was the basis for the post-war Yugoslav-built Ikarus S-49 fighter.

The book info…

  • Author: Nenad Miklušev, Djordje Nikolić
  • ISBN 978-83-65437-80-8
  • about 184 pages
  • 172 renders
  • 130 archival photos
  • 28 sheet with modeling plans
  • Gloss coated paper
  • double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans

Due to the reluctance of the long term allies to supply modern equipment to renew the aging Air Force, the Yugoslav government lost precious time by failing to commit immediately to the industrial cooperation with the only other available source at the time, Germany. With well-educated engineers and a skilled workforce, the domestic industry attempted to bridge the gap. The result of this was the Rogožarski IK-3, a small, agile fighter with a closed cockpit and retractable landing gear, which proved to be just as reliable as and rather easier to handle than its two more illustrious contemporaries, the British Hawker Hurricane and the German Messerschmitt Bf 109.

The book starts off with a double-sided set of 1/32 drawings on a sheet of paper that is 4 times the size of the book. The first part of the book proper is the text section on the development. combat usage, painting schemes and post-war development of the aircraft. This section covers 74 pages and goes into a surprising amount of detail. There are contemporary black & white images throughout.

The next section is 28 pages of line drawings mostly in 1/48 but also with some 1/72 scale drawings. These cover all the versions of the aircraft that were ever planned, not just the versions that were built.

The last 79 pages of the book are the 3D renders of many versions of complete aircraft and many components of the aircraft too.

Overall, this book is a wealth of information on this aircraft and you could probably scratch build an aircraft from what is contained in this book. It shows an awful lot of information and is probably the definitive book on this subject. If you’re into Yugoslav or less well-known aircraft then this would be a good book for your shelf.

This book is available direct from the publisher here for about US$27.00

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Eduard Aug 2019 Releases

Model Builder International - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:03
Eduard Aug 2019 Releases

MiG-21bis 1/48
Cat.No.: 11135
Limited Edition kit of Soviet Cold War jet aircraft MiG-21bis in 1/48 scale.
plastic parts: Eduard
No. of decal options: 7
decals: Cartograf
PE parts: yes, pre-painted
painting mask: yes
resin parts: yes, undercarriage wheels, dorsal antenna

Chattanooga Choo Choo 1/48
Cat.No.: 11134
Limited Edition kit of US WWII fighter aircraft P-51D in 1/48 scale.
The kit is focused on P-51D-5s with a fin fillet.
The kit is released to coincide with the IPMS Nats Chattanooga, TN.
plastic parts: Eduard
No. of decal options: 6
decals: Cartograf
PE parts: yes, pre-painted
painting mask: yes
resin parts: no

Albatros D. V 1/48
Cat.No.: 8408
Weekend edition kit of German WWI fighter aircraft Albatros D.V in 1/48 scale.
plastic parts: Eduard
No. of decal options: 2
decals: Eduard
PE parts: no
painting mask:no
resin parts: no

A-4F 1/144
Cat.No.: 4466
Super 44 edition kit of US jet aircraft A-4F in 1/144 scale.
plastic parts: Platz
No. of decal options: 4
decals: Eduard
PE parts: no
painting mask: yes
resin parts: no

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Hasegawa Oct 2019 Releases

Model Builder International - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 17:07
Hasegawa Oct 2019 Releases

    F-4EJ Phantom II “Flying Development Experiment Group 60th Anniversary”
    Scale … 1: 72
    Part Number ……… 02191
    Number of parts … 117
    Model Length … 265mm
    Model Width … 163mm

    A kit of “Black Phantom” that was unveiled at the Gifu Air Base Air Festival in October last year.
    The gorgeous design that compliments the gold shock wave mark on the whole body black is attractive! The vertical tail is marked with the 60th anniversary mark of the Flight Development Experiment Team.
    The part color is black. The markings of the additional tank that was released at the ceremony later will also be reproduced.

    Decal (marking)
    Air Self-Defense Force Flight Development Experiment Team 60th Anniversary Painter “336” (Gifu Base: October 2015)

    RF-4E Phantom II “501SQ Final Year 2020 (Ocean Camouflage)
    Scale … 1: 72
    Part Number ……… 02316
    Number of Parts … 125 Model
    Total Length … 265mm
    Model Full Width … 163mm

    Retired at the end of 2019. RF-4E Final Year Memorial Painting Machine!
    Designed with a film for photography unique to the Reconnaissance Air Corps.
    The silhouettes of RF-86F when the 1961 unit was launched and RF-4 when it was closed in 2020 are drawn.

    Decal (marking)
    JASDF Reconnaissance Air Corps No. 501 Squadron RF-4E Retirement Commemorative Paint Machine “905” (Mariori Base: 2019)

    F-35 Lightning II (Type A) “JASDF Temporary F-35 Squadron”
    Scale … 1: 72
    Part number ……… 02284
    Number of parts … 68
    Model total length … 217mm
    model full width … 148mm

    Reproduced the first F-35A and AX-6 (F-35A Air Self-Defense Force total 6 units: domestic production 2 units) deployed at Misawa base .
    Temporary F-35 Squadron is a unit organized on the premise of reorganization to the 302nd Squadron.
    On February 24, 2018, the F-35A deployment commemorative ceremony was held, and this machine was exhibited.

    Decal (marking)
    Air Self Defense Force temporary F-35A squadron affiliation machine “ AX-6: 706 ” (Misawa base: February 24, 2018)

    Mitsubishi T-2 “CCV”
    Scale … 1:48
    Part Number ……… 09692
    Number of Parts … 153
    Model Length … 372mm
    Model Width … 164mm

    CCV, “Control Configured Vehicle” means “aircraft with a form that prioritizes maneuverability”.
    This is a test machine developed by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Aircraft Experiment Team in pursuit of a more efficient airframe shape.

    Decal (marking)
    “103” Gifu base (first flight on August 9, 1983)

    Messerschmitt Bf109E-1 “Blitz Creek”
    Scale … 1:48
    Part Number ……… 07478
    Number of Parts … 59
    Model Total Length … 183mm
    Model Full Width … 206mm

    Reproduce the aircraft that was thrown into the blitz war in 1939 invasion of Poland.

    Etching parts
    Instrument panel parts

    Decal (marking)
    101st Battle Squadron 2nd Squadron Affiliated Machine “Red 10” (September 1939)
    77th Fighter Wing 2nd Squadron Company Commander Hannes Trauttroft Okuma Rider “Red 1” (September 1939)

    F-35 Lightning II (Type A) “Beast Mode”
    Scale … 1: 72
    Part number ……… 02315
    Model total length … 217.5mm
    model full width … 148mm

    Full armed under the wing! A type Beast mode kit.
    Includes pylon / missile launcher and armed parts.
    It is possible to reproduce the figure with AIM-9X Sidewinder x2 and GBU-12 Paveway II x4 on the lower surface of the main wing .

    Decal (marking)
    US Air Force 53rd Aircraft affiliation machine “OT” (Neris Air Force Base)
    Dutch Air Force affiliation machine “OT F-002”

    Mitsubishi F-2A “Flight Development Experiment Team” w / ASM-3
    Scale … 1:72
    Part Number … …… 02274
    Number of Parts … 148
    Model Length … 209mm
    Model Width … 156mm

    The newest ASM-3 and AAM-5 parts are newly made on a 1/72 scale!
    Air-to-ship missile ASM-3 checkered pattern set with decals.

    Additional plastic parts
    ASM-3 (× 2)
    AAM-5 (× 4)

    Decal (marking)
    Japan Air Self-Defense Force flight development experiment team F-2 prototype No. 2 “502” (Gifu base: 2017)

    IJN Destroyer Hamakaze “Midway Battle Super Detail”
    Scale … 1: 350
    Part No …. 40101
    Model Total Length … 347.5mm
    Model Full Width … 33mm

    A gorgeous version of the thrilling 13th ship “Hamakaze”, with many detail-up parts!
    Etching parts: Handrail parts, etc.

    Product Specifications
    Midway Battle (June 1942)

    Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 No.1 water reconnaissance aircraft
    Scale … 1:48
    Part No. ……… 07479
    number of parts … 116
    model full-length … 186mm
    model full width … 231mm

    Reproduce the markings of the Maya-mounted machine before the Pacific War.

    Decal (marking)
    Heavy cruiser Maya-equipped aircraft “J IV-2” “J IV-3” (1940)
    Heavy cruiser Maya-equipped aircraft “E II-1” (1940)

    Kawasaki T-4 “Blue Impulse 2019”
    Scale … 1:48
    Part Number ……… 07480
    Number of Parts … 118
    Model Total Length … 258mm
    Model Full Width … 207mm

    Decal (marking)
    JASDF Blue Impulse (Matsushima Base: 2019)

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