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In-Boxed: Takom's 35th scale US Army 1/4 Ton Utility Truck w/1/4 Ton Utility Trailer & M.P. Figure

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:46
Takom has just surprised us this year by releasing new tool 1/35th scale Willys Jeep "US Army 1/4 Ton Utility Truck". We have already built ours, but paused before we showed you how it goes together to show you just what you get in the box in this first part of the review...
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An AZ, Kent, BREM & a nice bit of Gammon, with sprues, colours & boxart from Trumpeter in October

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 04:26
Four new products should be hitting the shelves of your local hobby shop this month. A big Russian mover, a big Russian missile launcher, a big Russian recovery vehicle and the even bigger HMS Kent are on the table for this month. See what we mean as we look at the boxart, decal and marking choices and sprue layout in our new item preview for August from Trumpeter.Read on... »

Build Guide - 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams US Main Battle Tank from VOIIO

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:57
Andy Moore has progressed in his look at the new VOIIO 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams kit to a point where it is built up and ready to paint. We were very interested to show you how this new company's model builds up and how to get the best out of the kit. See how andy put his together and what he improved (and what didn't need it) in the build guide of this kit...
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Dioramag #4 is available & we have a little of it in our preview...

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:48
The latest issue of Dioramamag is almost upon us, and the preview images we had seen looked so promising we thought we should share them with you. See a little of what is coming in the fourth issue of this already well-respected periodical in our preview...
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Pt III: Construction Guide - 1/35th scale M-46 Patton from Takom

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:35
John Bonanni has finished his model of Takom's new 35th scale M-46 Patton to a wonderful looking replica of the real thing. See just how he finished this kit off so well in the third part of the story. 
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A new 1/35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J Late / Pz.Beob.Wg.IV Ausf.J on the way from Ryefield Model

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 05:23
So next on the train of Panzer IV releases are Ryefield Model - they have a rather nice looking exterior only kit of the Panzer IV coming in a "2 in 1" kit that enables you to make a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J Late Production or a Pz.Beob.Wg.IV Ausf.J. We have some of the features of this new kit in our preview...
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A brand new 48th set of P-47 decals of striped & checked Thunderbolts from Thundercals...

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 09:32
The biggest P-47 Thunderbolt fan I know (and there are many) is Norris Glaser. His decal making company is called "Thundercals" and guess what his latest release is... YEP - not the 1/144th Mirage F.1 - but a new set of decals featuring the P-47 in 48th scale - and they look very nice to this here Thunderbolt fan. See what the latest release is in our preview...
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Build Review Pt I: Tamiya's 1/12th scale Honda Monkey 125

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:33
I was lucky enough to have a Minibike when I was a young lad, so when we saw Tamiya's new Monkey 125 Minibike in 12th scale at the Shizuoka Model show this year we had to make this kit. In this first of two parts, we will show you what comes inside the kit and paint and construct the main sub-assemblies of the bike before we finish and weather the kit in the next part. Let us take you for a ride in Part I...
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Italeri return to us with six kits in many genres & scales in our October preview...

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:15
Italeri has been quiet - too quiet it seems - but worry not modelling compadres - as they have a bunch of new items in different scales and genres for us this October, already on sale on their website. We take you through a preview now on the news...
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Hobbyboss' November new kits - A Brewer, Canadian MBT & German big hitter in our preview...

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 08:46
Three new kits from Hobbyboss this month for November release. A lovely three-tone - Yak, A Canadian Leopard and a much-used German gun are the three to see in our new item preview...
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Build Guide Pt II: MiniArt's 35th scale Focke-Wulf Triebflügel Interceptor

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 07:53
Andy has finished construction of Miniart's 35th scale Vertical interceptor that never was - the futuristic Focke-Wulf Triebflügel. See how he finished construction and detailed this kit up so very nicely before paint & weathering in today's story...
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What team are you on? Five new marking choices in six different themes in Wingnut Wings limited edition Albatros kits

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 10:04
Wingnut Wings has six special limited edition Albatros kits on the way - each with a different theme of markings for this aircraft and five choices in each of the new style boxings. See exactly what they are offering in these kits in our preview...
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Preview: Takom's 35th scale King Tiger (Late) 2 in 1

Sat, 09/28/2019 - 09:59
It had to happen soon enough - the mighty King Tiger from Takom is coming to us, with a two in one boxing of the kit with no interior for those who like to get straight into the painting & weathering exteriors!. We have a provisional shot and some info on the Tiger II that never was in our preview...
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Preview: Takom's new 35th scale Russian Navy AK-130 Automatic Gun

Sat, 09/28/2019 - 09:26
Takom has just sent news of not one, but two big automatic guns in an automated turret that will blow your shi - ship clean away - the deadly double-barreled AK-130 Naval Gun of the Russian Navy is the subject of their soon to be released new boxing coming soon...
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New book preview: Accion Press' new "Airplanes in Scale: WWI"

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 07:06
Accion Press has made quite a few very nice modelling books, giving us a journey right from the start of diorama, AFV, figure and now WWI Aircraft being the focus. We have some images from the new book and a synopsis of the contents in our preview...
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Read n' Reviewed: Dioramag Vol. 3 from Pla Publishing

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 09:49
The people at Pla Publishing have their third Dioramag volume out for a little while, and we thought it only right and proper to secure a copy so we could show you a little more of what is inside. See what we thought after we read it in our review...
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Dry-Fit Review: 48th scale Focke-Wulf Triebflügel from Amusing Hobby

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 07:47
Amusing Hobby's new 48th scale Focke-Wulf Triebflügel was a bit of a surprise when announced last year - them being only an armour model maker before this time, it seemed a surprise to go with such a radical subject. The more you think about it, the more it fits into a lot of what Amusing Hobby has done with their armour kits - what-if subjects. Gary has taken on their new kit, see what he thinks of it as he puts it together in his dry-fit review...Read on... »

Read n’ Reviewed: Model Aircraft Extra: Building the Messerschmitt Bf 109

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 02:18
The team from Model Air Publications, lead by Andy Evans has released the second in the series of new "Model Aircraft Extra" series, and smartly on another popular subject of the Luftwaffe. So that meant "Building the Messerschmitt Bf 109" therefore was the next in Paul Lee's reading cue, he has finished the book, and now thought he would show you a little and tell some more of what he thought about the book in his review...
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Review & Build Guide Pt II: 35th scale Leopard 2 A7+ German MBT from Meng

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 04:33
Having already made Meng's previous 2A7 kit here on TMN, we thought Andy Moore would be perfect to go up a notch (or a "+") & take on Meng's new 35th scale Leopard 2 A7+ German MBT. He has already shown us the build & box contents, but today he paints, weathers & finishes his kit in a great second part of his guide...

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Yes it's a new tool 48th scale B-17G in October from Hong Kong Models...

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 08:06
OK, so this had to happen didn't it? The new kit from Hong Kong Models of their Boeing B-17 scale is coming in the 4th quarter of 2019 - but this one is not in 32nd scale! That is right, the 48th scale B-17 Flying Fortress is on the way from HK...
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