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Decal Review: "Yoxford Girls" in 1/48th scale from Exito Decals

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:09
Exito Decals has provided quite a few decal sets for 48th and 72nd scale kits of recent times and their stock is rising with the modelling public. Gary Wickham has their latest set up for review today - and it is one of his favourite subjects in the P-51D. see what he thought about the set in his review...
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Hobbyboss' two new releases for May give us something work on...

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 07:24
A colourful Russian Knight and a mobile "doorknocker" are the subjects of Hobbyboss' July releases. We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.Read on... »

Now with even MORE Red Baron - MENG‘s Fokker Dr.I Special Limited Edition with 10th scale resin bust...

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 07:53
For those wanting to add a little of a special touch to their forthcoming kit of Meng's new 32nd Fokker Triplane, we have a solution! Meng has a limited edition kit of 1000 copies containing the addition of a 10th scale resin bust into the box to give you that little bit more Baron for your buck!. We have pictures of the bust in our preview...Read on... »

Preview: New Abrams Squad Mag & Stryker Dragoon Reference from Pla Editions...

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 12:45
Pla Editions have two new publications just out for sale on their website. Both the newest version of their latest modern military modelling magazine (no #32 now!) - as well as a new reference publication featuring on the Stryker Dragoon & the models that we make from it. See more in our preview...
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A new British Centurion Mk.5 in 35th scale from Amusing Hobby

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 09:10
Amusing Hobby are giving us some of the best of British with their recent release schedule - this time around we have a new-tooled kit of the Centurian Mk.5 for eager modellers. We have a little info on the Mk.5, with some kit artwork, marking choices and CAD drawings in our preview...
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Preview: Meng takes the mantle with the new 1/32nd Fokker Dr.I Triplane

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 22:21
Meng has taken up the mantle to continue the work of Wingnut Wings and present us with the 32nd scale kit of the Fokker Dr.1 Triplane. We have scant information so far on the kit, but we do have some CADs, the artwork, a few sprue close ups and a little on the original aircraft in our preview...
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Read n' Reviewed: WWII photobook series Vol. 21 – Panzerwaffe on the battlefield 2 from PeKo Publishing

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:30

I have read twenty volumes of the "On the battlefield" series from PeKo Publishing, but this one had a few surprises in content waiting for me when I took a read. See the contents and what we thought about this book in our review...
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Trumpeter's four new kits of July in plastic decal & marking choices.

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 06:23
More kits from Land, Sea and Air in the June & July new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...
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Preview: Two new figures of 12th SS men during the D-Day campaign from Rado Miniatures...

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 06:47
Rado Miniatures has just released the box art for their much-awaited  pair of figures of the 12th SS in Normandy in 1944 just after the D-day landings. These two in 35th scale are sold as a pair and as single figure releases and we look at them and the situation of their actions during that time in our preview...
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Decal Review: "Yak Attack" in 1/48th scale from Exito Decals

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 08:44
Exito Decals has released several sets of 72nd & 48th scale decals to the public of recent. Today Gary takes a look at the latest set featuring three striking Yak-1b's from WWII. We look at the 48th sheet in our review...
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A new "Digger" vs a pair of German tankers in The Bodi's figures for June

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 08:57
Three figures in two packages from The Bodi figures have just been released, and this month there is something familiar in them. See these two German tankers and this Aussie "digger" in a walk around in our preview...
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Italeri's six releases for June in our preview...

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 05:12
Italeri has six kits on their release schedule for this month - varied in scale and in subject. We have a trailer in 24th, A Yamaha famous for the Dakar, a pirate form the marines, a Merc, a modified Sherman and an Italian Falcon all ready for your particular tastes. See boxart, colours & sprues in our preview...

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Preview: 1/35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Early / Mid Production from Ryefield Model

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 08:58
Border Model is the latest company to set its sights on making quality Panzer IV's in 35th scale. With this boxing with photo-etch,14 marking choices & 3D designed figures by Jason Wong, it looks like they mean business. See more about this kit & the real thing in our preview...
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All-new products from Royal Model in June in several scales and materials...

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 12:44
Royal Model from Italy doesn't often put out new products and figures, but when they do they are very well received. We have put together all of the latest from Royal - new figures in several scales walls, railings and window frames - see what we are talking about in our June preview...Read on... »

All-new shades, books, sanders & boots on the ground from AK Interactive in June...

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 11:56
Ever-expanding with new and adopted products, AK Interactive has a lot of new bits for you to look at in April with new books, sanding sets, boot-print makers, clamps, new acrylic paint sets and several other modelling needs - See most of them in our handy preview...

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Build Review Pt IV: 1/48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury from Kitty Hawk - Painting, masking & finishing the kit...

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 04:21
On the way to perfecting his 48th scale FJ-2 Fury from Kitty Hawk. Gary has glued, sanded, substituted, finessed, preened & educated the readers on just how to turn this kit into something special. Today he adds all of the elements together to paint, weather & finish the kit in part IV of his story.

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Eighteen (18!) new products from Black Dog in 72nd, 35th & 32nd scales this month...

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:45
Black Dog from the Czech Republic has sent out a list of their very latest resin figures, diorama accessories and aircraft conversions to make your modelling just that little easier (and impressive A-10 fans!). See what we mean in our preview of Black Dog's March items in our preview...Read on... »

Live Resin's new 35th scale "Pave Hawk" & "Little Bird" crew & PJ's...

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 04:54
Live Resin has several new figures to fill your Little Bird & Pave Hawks. They look very in tone with the scenes of these soldiers you see in the news and tv. We have some info on these figures and improvements to your kit in our preview...
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Two little tanks in a LARGE scale as an alternative from Takom in July...

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:55
Continuing with their popular 1/16th scale series of kits, Takom's new offering of the Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B comes in two boxings. One with a figure and one without - and we have some info on them both in our preview...
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Takom's two BIG vehicles in small scale are set for a July release...

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:24
Takom has some interesting stuff coming that is finally appearing in the media and soon on the shelves of your LHS. A new 72nd scale set two of mine-rolling German behemoths in the one box are on the way and we have some info in our preview...
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