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Preview: An all-new 35th scale U.S. Medium Tank M4A3 (76) W from Meng Models

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:42
Meng has joined the party for the most produced - maybe hoping their brand new M4  Sherman might get sold in similar numbers to it's WWII counterpart  - We have news about this first in a series of Shermans from Meng in our preview...
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Hasegawa's colourful, varied & novel in our June release preview

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:17
Hasegawa always has a bunch of kits coming out every month, some we have already seen, and some are a little "samey" but we try to pick out the best of what is on the way to show you - we found some interesting bits in June's items are in our preview...
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Construction Review: 1/35th scale Children Of Budapest from KFS Miniatures

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:05
KFS Miniatures has a few resin figures already released that we have liked the look of - today we are looking at yet another - this time the subject is two children  - alone in the Winter of 1945 in Budapest. See the picture that inspired this set, what comes in the package and what these figures look like when together in our review...
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"We need 1000!" Modelcollect's new 35th scale Spanish BMR 600 PP M1 kit needs your help...

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:25

Modelcollect has an interesting proposition, 1000 modellers need to sign up to this kit before they make it - want to know more about the BMR-600 kit and how you can possibly take part? Read our preview...
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AMMO's April Acquisitions - from a new T-54 to learning, doing & weathering materials

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 07:13
Ammo has a bunch of new products available this month, but none so important as their first full "AMMO" branded in-house kit. See this new 72nd scale T-54 and all of their other new stuff in our preview...

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In-Boxed: 1/32nd scale I-153 (winter version) WWII Soviet Fighter from ICM

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 02:03
ICM has another 32nd scale aircraft for our degustation today with the ski-equipped I-153 (winter version) WWII Soviet Fighter of early WWII era. These simple kits are fast and seemingly easy to make, but are they any good? We can see a lot by looking in the box at the kit making process and the parts in our review...
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Stalingrad has some chilly passengers & an ice-cold cop on the beat...

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 06:25
Stalingrad Miniatures brings us a new set of  35th scale WWII German soldiers seeking refuge from the Russian winter during WWII.  A set of three figures, horse and sledge sold together or the single MP by himself if you wish - all in 1/35th scale. These men are an interesting study of wartime photographs that were used to aid the sculptor which we will include in our preview...
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8 (eight!) kits - either improved or new from Italeri in our May kit preview...

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 01:30
No less than eight kits are slated for release from Italeri this month. Either all new or improved upon kits from their stable, it is still a pretty impressive total - but is it quality over quanity? We have art, colours & sprues in our preview...

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Preview: Revell's new low and hi-tek models for April

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:58
Revell Germany has several releases for this month - Some of modern subjects - some of older vintage, some simple and some complex - see what Revell has already out there in shops in our March 2019 preview...

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In-Boxed: 1/35th scale USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth" from Academy

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 23:01

We have the latest kit from Academy Models of Korea to review for you today. This one kind of sprung out of nowhere, so military helicopter fan shave been pleasantly surprised with what has been seen before. What does it look like in the box and compare to the original? See in our comparison...
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Colours, box art and finally sprues for Trumpeter's April releases in our preview...

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 09:00
I don't know, this month Trumpeter has taken aaagess to send along sprue shots with their April new kits. The large modern Russian KZKT-7428 Transporter with KZKT-9101 Semi-Trailer and BMP-1AM Basurmanin are the subjects - see a little what they are made of in our Trumpeter April new item preview...Read on... »

A Vietnam "scooter" & a Russian prime mover in Hobbyboss' April new Item Preview

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 04:17
Hobbyboss has finally released the sprue pictures to April's two new kits, workhorses both in the air & on the ground & popular subjects. See sprues, colours, decals & artwork in our new item preview...
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Preview: "Surrounded" the 4th bust in Life Miniature's 'Fictional Universe' range

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 05:20
Life Miniatures newest release is the fourth bust in their new "Fictional Universe"  - this one - showing a girl being attacked by lifeless hands as she tries to escape with her dog brings to mind the Walking Dead or some such tragedy on the human race - see her in 360 in our preview.
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Build Review: 1/35th scale Yanmar YT5113A Tractor from Hasegawa

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 05:58
WHAT? You're showing the build review of a TRACTOR? WHAT? Ohh yes we did! (since when have we done anything by the book?) Andy Moore has completed the kit of Hasegawa's 1/35th scale Yanmar YT5113A Tractor - he promises that this will pique your interest - and we agree after seeing his build. See how he made this so well in his step-by-step build review...
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Read & Reviewed: "Tankmödeller Volume 1 - I LOVE 48th" from MÖdellingbooks

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 03:24
As the 1/48th scale becomes more popular on modeller's workbenches it was only a matter of time before a canny publisher took up the challenge to provide a magazine which focussed just on that scale. MÖdellingbooks Publications has released just such a magazine with six subjects just in this scale for our reading pleasure. See what Clayton thought about it in his review...
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Preview: Abrams Squad Issue #29 from Pla Publishing

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 05:01
The latest issue of Abrams Squad is with us - just released in the shops and full of high-quality modern warfare subjects, we thought we would give you a run-down of what's inside in our preview...
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Preview: Canfora's "Soviet Army On Parade 1946-1991 Volume 2" on sale and on discount for a short time...

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 09:18
To add to their first volume that encapsulated the mass Soviet military parades of the Soviet army until 1946 Canfora Press have a new volume that covers from 1946 to 1991 period. The Cold War is represented in over 330 pages & 500+ pictures and on a pre-order discount in our preview...Read on... »

Preview: MARINES, vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) from Pla editions

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 19:34
The mighty Marines of the 24th expeditionary Unit are the subject of the latest book from author Ralph Zwilling and Pla Editions. Will this pictorial special to wake your diorama dreams? Let's see in our preview...Read on... »

In-Boxed: 1/32nd scale Kawasaki Ki-45 "Kai Tei Toryu" (Nick) from Zoukei-Mura

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 08:43
Late last year Zoukei-Mura released their all-newly-tooled kit of the Kawasaki Ki-45 "Kai Tei Toryu" (Nick) in 1/32nd scale. Although we had missed out on the earliest of the kits we have recently got a kit to review for you. See what this kit offers, the features, good and bad in our review...
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Preview: Barracuda Studios latest 48th scale Hawker Tempest Upgrade Sets

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:06
Barracuda Studios has a vested interest in Eduard's new 48th scale Tempest - Roy the proprietor says it's one of his favourite aircraft - so his resin corrections MUST be the best ever huh? See what you think in our preview...Read on... »