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Build Guide & Review: 1/72nd scale Chieftain Mk.11 and Chieftain Mk.10 (1+1 boxing) from Takom

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:40
Although it is only a tiny tank in 72nd scale, Takom's new boxing of a pair of Chieftains Mark 10 & Mark 11's need just as much love and attention as the 35th scale cousins. Who better to lavish that attention than Clayton who has already made the 35th scale version back in 2015? See how the kits go together in the first article before he paints & weathers the kits in the second part next week.Read on... »

Preview: MiniArt's U.S. Jeep Crew & MP's - Special Edition

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:59
No one likes getting pulled over by the 5.0 - but when MiniArt gives us a kit of soldiers being pulled over in 35th scale we think differently. Five soldiers, a bunch of weapons and decals to go along with it. We look at them on the sprue and after they are painted in our preview...
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Preview: New mould (w/full interior) Semovente da 75/18 from Italeri is on the way in October

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 08:49
We have been waiting for sprue shots for this, and now they are here we can show you a little more about the forthcoming new mould 35th scale Semovente da 75/18 from Italeri. Due in October - very soon we thought you might want to see more about it...
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Review Pt.II: Meng's 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane Construction

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:07
Today we build the new 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane kit from Meng. We take it on without paint, warts and all, to see what the quality is REALLY like in the best type of review - All in our part II...
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Preview: AK Interactive's new FAQ & Post-Apocalyptic products for August

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 09:27
AK Interactive's September releases have some interesting learning, reading, painting and the tools to get the most out of your own modelling work. We have pics, prices, links and info in our preview...
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Paper panzer proposal preview: Pz.IV Ausf.K from Amusing Hobby in 35th scale

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 07:36
Amusing Hobby has quite a market going for it in the world of "Paper Panzers" and vehicles you might see in World of Tanks. They have another vehicle planned for release - a proposal by Krupp in the form of the Panzer Pz.IV Ausf.K. We have a little about the proposal in our preview...
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Construction Review Pt.III: Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup “Gnome” in 32nd scale: Painting and Finishing the kit.

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:06
We have kept the last part of Andy Moore's build of Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup “Gnome” from you for too long, today we post the final part of his journey into the aircraft of WWI. Masking completed, today he paints, weathers and finishes the kit in a striking scheme with a great result...

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Preview: Luftwaffe Gallery # 6: Luck, Fate And Destiny by Erik Mombeeck & Maciej Góralczyk

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 07:46
Erik Mombeeck's Luftwaffe Gallery (LuGA) books are always something to behold for modellers & Luftwaffe historians with never before published pictures & artwork with stories telling us all about the men & machines portrayed. We have the information about the latest issue - no#6 - called Luck, Fate And Destiny in our preview...
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Trumpeter's four new kits of October in plastic, decal & marking choices.

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 08:33
Three new kits from the Air + Sea in October's new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

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Construction Review Pt.III: ICM's 48th scale Do 217J-1/2 WWII German Night Fighter

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 09:10
The third part of Andy King's build of the 48th scale Dornier Do 217J-1/2 WWII German Night Fighter is with us today. ICM's kit has held up pretty well so far, see how Andy finished it off in the final part of his build guide & review...
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Preview: Two new kits from Hobbyboss on the way in September...

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 09:17
Two new kits from Hobbyboss this month - a small scale truck that was produced in large scale and a Puma that has a dog-box on top of it? We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.
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Review Pt.I: Meng's 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 07:02
Today we look at the contents of the long-awaited 1/32nd scale Fokker Dr I Triplane kit from Meng. A surprise for some and a much-wanted subject in the most up to date quality for many, this boxing is interesting to us on many levels. See what we found in the box before we started building the kit in Pt.II.
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Abrams Squad is 33! - and we have all the details in our preview...

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 05:35
Abrams Squad thirty-three already? Consistently providing the best of modern warfare vehicles, dioramas, kits and figures to us on a regular basis, we have seen what is coming in the latest issue and wanted to share it with you... 
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Preview: Meng's new 1/700th scale USS Enterprise is about to sail...

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 06:30
Meng's new 1/700th scale ship is about to sail in the form of the U.S Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6) from WWII fame. This pre-coloured snap together kit has many features that we will see along with a little history of the real thing in our preview...

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A new company & kit from familiar modellers - Enter "16-02" with their 5,5cm FLAK (VG2) Gerät 58

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 23:23
Michael Baldeweg, the man behind "Custom- Scale" and the source of inspiration for many "What-if" and 1946-centric kits out there - has started a new brand called "16-02". This new company is making much of the same genre as Customs Scale - but doing it now in injected plastic moulded kits. We look at the first kit from this new entity in our preview...
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Review: 1/48th scale Douglas A-26C-15 Invader (World War II) from ICM Models

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 01:02
Gary Wickham has reviewed all of the new tooled ICM Douglas Invaders of recent, so who better to turn to when the new A-26C-15 Invader (World War II) came knocking? Today Gary gives us his insight into the changes in this kit and what is in the box in comparison with the previous releases in his review...Read on... »

Construction Review Pt.II: Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup “Gnome” in 32nd scale

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 01:16
Andy Moore's build of Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup “Gnome” is forging ahead - today he details the engine, wings, completes construction and starts to mask this kit before the final paint next week. See how he does it in part II of his story...

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Trumpeter's four new kits of September in plastic, decal & marking choices.

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 06:37
More kits from Land & Sea in the September new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

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Build Review Pt II: 35th scale MB Military Vehicle (Jeep) Wasp Flamethrower from Meng

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 05:54
When we last saw Andy Moore's version of Meng's 35th scale Wasp Flamethrower jeep he was about halfway in. That would leave this article with a lot of painting, weathering, finishing (as well as some scratchbuilding) to cover. As you can see by the cover picture the model looks pretty good once finished, see how he achieved this in part II of his story...
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Preview: Masterbox' three new kits of September-October 2020

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 02:09

Masterbox has a new series of Post-Apocalyptic figures due for release in September / October. A new Desert War series of single figures to mix and match in 35th scale. These go along with a newly re-jigged kit of one of their favourites into a new setting. We look at all three in our preview...
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