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Hobbyboss Christmas releases - A Foxhound & the Puma

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 19:49
With Hobbyboss' new items for December, we have both a way to deliver a high amount of boom with the Mig-31BM Foxhound and its hypersonic missile in 48th scale and to the counterpoint, an Israeli Puma mine-clearing vehicle to REMOVE all of the boom - your choice in ideology, scale & genre in our new item preview...
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A look at Zvezda's new items in their catalogue for 2020

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 22:43
Zvezda shows us their new catalogue with existing models & all new items for 2020 - the only catch is you need to speak Russian to decipher everything in the pages. We know that the smart ones amongst you can work out what's coming in this new catalogue preview.
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New books & tools from AK Interactive this December

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:18
Ever-expanding with new and adopted products, AK Interactive has a lot of new bits for you to look at in December, we have several of them in our handy preview...
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Preview: The Bodi combines four of their best into a new set "Unternehmen Konrad"

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:18
For those who like their 1/35th scale Panther (or any other German tank from the late WWII period), The Bodi Miniatures has released four of their recently very nice looking figures together as a set. We look at each of them in a nice little preview for you today...
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Italeri's December items - in store just in time for any excuse present month...

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 04:39
Italeri has just posted their December releases online - they are available in their shop and soon, in your local hobby shop too. You might be able to get them just for Festivus(™)! We have the boxart, colours, decals and sprues of these kits in our December preview...
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Review: 1/48th scale F-14D Airframe Mask for the AMK Kit from Galaxy Models.

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 04:23
Gary Wickham has the new set of 48th scale masks from Galaxy Models to suit the long-awaited F-14D Tomcat from AMK. See what the set includes (with some unexpected extras to boot) in his examination...
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Construction Review: 1/32nd scale British Pilots (1939-1945) from ICM

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 04:04
We always seem to need more pilot and ground crew figures to populate our 1/32nd scale aircraft scenes. ICM has recently stepped up with the pilots and crew to match their new and forthcoming offerings in that scale. Gary has put the latest of these together in a review for you, see if these new British Pilots (1939-1945) from ICM are aces, or just cannon fodder in his review...Read on... »

Build Guide Pt IV: Meng's 35th scale M911 C-HET & M747 Semi-Trailer Finale

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 06:13
Andy Moore has finished the great big MENG M911 C-HET & M747 Semi-Trailer in 35th scale in the sixth part of his guide with tips on construction, painting & weathering tips using AK-Interactive materials...
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Preview: Miniart adds accessibility & new colours to their 35th scale Focke-Wulf Triebeflügel

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 09:43
MiniArt's new boxing of the 35th scale Focke-Wulf Triebeflügel adds a solution to the thought of "how the bloody hell does the pilot get in there" to the kit, not only that, but it adds all-new decals for six Axis machines including a Hydra version for all of those "what-if?" fans out there. Boxart, sprues and markings are all in our preview...
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Just in case you needed a new version - Bronco models new 48th scale P-51D/K in Chinese Service (1949 Parade)

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 07:13
...And now for something a little different... A new P-51D/K Mustang in 48th scale... - hang on - what makes these a little different? The Mustangs that appeared in the 1949 military parade over Beijing in a show of strength are actually different to most Mustang kits you see as the first release from a model company. See the boxart, CAD drawings & colour profiles of Bronco's new kit in our preview...
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Read n' Reviewed: "War Photographer 1.1" from PeKo Publishing

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:33
Not to be confused with volume I we reviewed earlier - this is the SECOND volume of PeKo Publishing's new book series called simply "War Photographer". These books travel through time with a single cameraman as they work their way throughout the conflicts they were stationed in. We have read this version from author Vyacheslav Kozitsyn, see what we thought in our review...
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Revell's November releases from land air, air and sea straight to you and me...

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:38
Revell has a few interesting kits for us this month. Some that will make great early Christmas presents if you can sneak them in! See the six kits on offer in November in our preview...
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New Magazine Preview: Abrams Squad #31 - Modern warfare goes on...

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:16
Abrams Squad Magazine has already seen thirty issues of modern armour greatness. Now with issue #31, we have a whole bunch of new articles with the best that modern warfare modelling has to offer from some of the best modellers in the business, see what is in the latest issue in our preview...
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A new set of 35th scale US Tankers in summer gear from Alpine Miniatures

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 09:39
Alpine Miniatures has supplied hungry modellers with two more 35th scale figures this month. A brace of US tankers in summer weight uniforms - one inside and the other outside the tank should enhance most dioramas - we have them both in our new item preview...
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Preview: Alpine Miniatures 1/35th Fallschirmjäger Division Set - Limited Anniversary Edition

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 06:04
A special set of four figures is due for release about now from Alpine Miniatures. This set is a limited release featuring four Fallschirmjäger figures that have been until now only available in sets of two or individually. Always highly sought after, we know you will be interested in these and we show you them in our preview...
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Dry Fit Review: 48th scale Douglas B-26B-50 Invader (Korean War) from ICM

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 07:24
He has waited a long time for this, and now Gary has his hands on the new B-26B-50 Invader (Korean War version) in 48th scale from ICM. He has fitted a lot of the kit together and compared and contrasted it with the real thing, now see what he thought and how it goes together in his dry-fit review...Read on... »

Four new kits with sprues, colours & boxart for November from Trumpeter

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 12:14
Four new products from Trumpeter should be hitting the shelves of your local hobby shop this month. A big German taking a dive, a cargo lorry with a special mission, John F Kennedy takes to the waves again and a truck with a severe leak out the front end? See what we mean as we look at the boxart, decal and marking choices and sprue layout in our new item preview for November.

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Read n' Reviewed: Panzers in Berlin 1945 from Panzerwrecks Publishing

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:31
"Panzers in Berlin in 1945" from Panzerwrecks has hit our book & hobby shops in a second print run. At just under 400 pages from authors Lee Archer, Mario Lippert & Robert Kraska, it is full of detail, maps, illustrations & photos of one of the most desperate battles in history. We have read the book - see what we thought in our review...
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Two new figures and some pussies in love from Stalingrad Miniatures in their latest figure set...

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:58
Stalingrad Miniatures has two new figures - plus two feline friends for us in a single set this month. All four of them look like they are just a little distracted from the wartime setting around them. See these two new figures are about in our new figure preview...
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Decal Review: 1/48th scale "Last in Line Vol.1" from Exito Decals

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 07:53
Exito Decals has released two new decal sheets recently, both of them in 48th scale, and while the first set Gary looked at were late-model Spitfires as their subjects, today sees the other side get a run with late WWII Bf-109's thrust into the action. See what he thought about this sheet in his review... 
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