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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MODEL MAKERS

Scale Model News - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 07:15

BEST WISHES FROM SMN and may the New Year bring the kits you want to build!
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AIRFIX B-17 FLYING FORTRESS IN MOTION

Scale Model News - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:18

A FAMOUS BOMBER and excellent kit, revealed in another ace stop-motion mini-movie by Tom Grigat.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS

Scale Model News - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 02:00

HERE'S HOPING EVERY SMN READER gets a chance to build a kit of their choice this coming year.

And maybe it's going to be the year when 'that old kit' comes down from its hiding place in the loft!
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FIFTIES-ERA BOAT KIT RETURNS AS A 1:25 SCALE 3-IN-1 CUSTOM

Scale Model News - Sat, 12/22/2018 - 11:00

THE AMT CUSTOMIZING BOAT KIT was first produced in 1959. The boat was presented in much the same way as a car kit of the time, with a three-way assembly and some custom parts. Read more »
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DORNIER Do X FLYING MODEL: TWELVE SCALE ENGINES, ONE PROPELLER FOR POWER

Scale Model News - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 11:00

THE DORNIER DO X was the brainchild of Dr. Claude Dornier, his aircraft taking off for the first time in July, 1929.
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1:25 SCALE CHEVROLET EL CAMINO DERBY CHAMP PICKUP FROM AMT

Scale Model News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 13:00

THIS INTERESTING AMT RACING KIT is based on a model first released issued in 1969.Read more »
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SPECIAL HOBBY HAWKER TEMPEST: ANOTHER STUNNING VIDEO BUILD FROM TOM GRIGAT

Scale Model News - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:00


FOR ALL WORLD WAR II FIGHTER FANS here's a great video by Tom Grigat, the master of stop-frame animated video model builds.
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WRC WINNER FROM 1979: 1:24 SCALE FORD ESCORT RALLY RACER FROM ITALERI

Scale Model News - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 14:00

THIS IS A WELCOME ITALERI REISSUE OF what was previously an ESCI kit, Italeri having since acquired the tooling.
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SECRETS OF THE NEW 1:24 SCALE AIRFIX F6F-5 HELLCAT

Scale Model News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 02:00


HERE'S A FASCINATING BEHIND THE SCENES interview with the people behind the upcoming Airfix 1:24 scale F6F Hellcat.
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INCOMING: SPECTACULAR 1:24 SCALE GRUMMAN F6F-5 HELLCAT FROM AIRFIX

Scale Model News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 09:45

AIRFIX IS ON A ROLL and this giant-size kit underlines the excellence of new products from this company.
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1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 1:25 SCALE WAGON CUSTOMIZING KIT FROM AMT

Scale Model News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 02:00

UNLIKE SOME RECENT AMT reissues that use more recent tooling, this 1:25 scale Lincoln Continental is based on the original annual kit, first released in 1965.
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COLLECTIBLE 42-PART FLYING AUTOMOBILE KIT FROM GLADEN ENTERPRISES

Scale Model News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 03:00


IF YOU READ ALMOST ANY popular-science magazine from the 1950s, you will see that by 2018 we ought to be driving flying cars, even taking vacations on the Moon.
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INCOMING KITS: NEW ROUND 2 MODELS

Scale Model News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 02:00

THE WONDERFEST SHOW IN KENTUCKY IS A MEGA-DRAW for fans of the linked genres of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. Here we look at models coming from the Round 2 company.Read more »
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AMAZING WONDERFEST MEGA MODEL SHOW 2018

Scale Model News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 02:00
WONDERFEST IS THE LARGEST science-fiction/fantasy/horror model show you are likely to visit. WonderFest shows off a galaxy of talent every summer in Kentucky.Read more »
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REVELL 'BLACK PEARL' GALLEON, AS SEEN IN THE MOVIE 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN'

Scale Model News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 02:00

IN 2017, WE REVIEWED the 895-part Revell 1:72 scale kit of the Black Pearl, as seen in the Disney movie saga Pirates of the Caribbean. The kit we show here is a smaller 1:150 scale version of the same ship, though it still comes with 112 parts.
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'A WAR IN MINIATURE' - AMAZING MODEL COLLECTION AT THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT, SEATTLE

Scale Model News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:57

ONE OF THE BEST AEROSPACE MUSEUMS is the Museum of Flight, Seattle. And the MoF is also home to one of the best model collections you can find.
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HAN'S SPEEDER FROM THE MOVIE 'SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY'

Scale Model News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 16:41

THE STAR WARS MERCHANDISE MACHINE continues to be a massive generator of spacecraft models and kits. Han’s Speeder is a Revell 1:28 scale miniature of the vehicle seen in the 2018 Star Wars release Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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AVRO ARROW SUPERSONIC DELTA MODELS AT THE BC AVIATION MUSEUM IN CANADA

Scale Model News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 02:00


THE BRITISH COLUMBIA Aviation Museum is well worth a visit if you are on Vancouver Island, Canada.
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INCOMING: HURRICANE MOVIE AND AIRFIX SEA HURRICANE

Scale Model News - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 07:00


DRAMA IN THE SKIES and on the ground both feature in this upcoming movie. That's good, as the Hawker Hurricane deserves a share of the limelight usually reserved for its elegant sibling fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire.
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