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Mayday no longer - it's now July for Takoms two latest releases....

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 07:39
Takom's two new releases are a little late to come out from the east - COVID & all that malarkey held everything up, but now a July release looms. We have the box-arts of the new kits & what we know about them and a little of each of their histories in our preview...Read on... »

Wave's new release of the "Kuster" as a single kit will cost & save you money at the same time...

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 06:17
For far too long those who want one of the larger scale "Kröte" or ""Jerry" series of Maschinen Krieger has had to opt for the Hasegawa released "Camel" as they seem to be the only ones around. Wave's new version of the Kuster will mean you can now get one of these at a decent price - we have some information in our preview...
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Read n' Reviewed: "War Photographer" 1.2 from Tom Cockle & PeKo Publishing

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 11:44
Tom Cockle's latest version of the new series "War Photographer" has been released by PeKo Publishing. It is a culmination of two stories this time, and we have read it's 60 pages front to back. See what we did as we describe the book and its contents in our review...
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Preview: 1/35th scale Pz. Kpfw. IV Ausf. J Last Production w/Full interior in June from Ryefield Model

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:36
After seeing the recent release in CAd form of the Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J Late Production/ Pz.Beob.Wg.IV Ausf.J "2 in 1" Kit no #RM-5033 from RyeField model, we only just now received news of another Ausf. J model - the Full interior/ Clear parts & Workable track link kit coming in June. We have a feature set of the kit in our preview...

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New book, Magazines and shades in Ammo's releases of May...

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 07:03
Ammos latest products of May give us the "Illustrated Weathering Guide to WWII Late War German Vehicles", the latest new magazines "Weathering" & "Abandoned" & new IJN & IDF colours plus some matt Transparator? See what we are talking about in our new item preview...

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Preview:Two contrasting but very cool new kits from Meng...

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 02:27
Meng has two new models just announced that will tempt modellers of two pretty different persuasions. The new AFV from the Russian Federation the Typhoon-VDV and the cute - dinky type inspired from World War Toons - the Churchill! We have some information on them both in our preview...
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Canfora keeps on truckin' in 2020 with the second book on truck modelling...

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 07:27
Last year we looked at Canfora's book that focussed on truck modelling by Jan Rosecky. We liked the book very much - and now we are interested in this - the second volume from the same author featuring more of the same. We have some info on contents, images and physical stats on the book in our preview...

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Construction Review Pt II: 72nd scale F-35B Lightning II STOVL from Italeri

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 05:54
Last week we saw Gary Wickham's beginnings of construction on Italeri's new 72nd scale f-35B Lightning II kit. Today he is painting & finishing the kit with masks into something quite unique. See how it all comes together in Pt II of his construction review...Read on... »

Construction Review: 1/48th scale P-51D-5 "Limited Edition" from Eduard

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:31
Eduard's new series of P-51D Mustangs are in the large group of applicants for the "Ultimate Mustang" crown - but how does kit's plastic look & more importantly, how does it build up? Alister is building Eduard's boxing of "Frenesi" to see just how it shapes up under a modeller's eye in part I of his construction review...Read on... »

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

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:19
More kits from Land, Sea and Air in May's new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...
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Preview: 1/35th scale SLA APC T-54 w/Dozer Blade Full Interior Kit fromMiniArt

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 04:34
One of the more inspired boxarts we have seen in a while sparked interest in Miniart's new SLA APC T-54 w/Dozer Blade Full Interior Kit that has just been announced. See a little about the real vehicle and Miniart's kit in our Friiiiday preview...Read on... »

New 35th scale T-34E First "Type Spaced Armour" / T-34-76 112 factory kit on the way from Border Model

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 00:01
Border Model have two new kits to show you - well, two in one really - with their new tooled "2 in 1" kit of the T-34E First Type Spaced Armour / T-34-76 #112 factory kit. We have some history of the two types to tell you which is which, some CAD images and a little video from Border model in our preview for you...Read on... »

The good & bad news about Academy's "new" 35th scale AH-64A Apache "South Carolina ANG"

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:55
Academy are forging on with larger scale rotary winged aircraft. This time the very cool AH-64"A" model from the South Carolina ANG in two marking choices. We have a little on the kit, the instructions and a few conclusions on whether the kit is a re-box or not in our preview...
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Preview: ICM's new 48th scale Cessna O-2A Skymaster in CAD

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 01:46
Much loved by modellers, the Cessna O-2A Skymaster, the American reconnaissance aircraft is seen in many kits at model shows and online, and no wICM has taken the mantle to create their own version in 1/48th scale. We have CADs of the sprues and the finished kit in our preview with a bit of the history of the aircraft also...
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Construction Review: 72nd scale F-35B Lightning II STOVL from Italeri

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 06:12
Recently Italeri released a newly tooled kit of the F-35B STOVL Lightning II in 72nd scale to much fanfare - but what is the kit like? We gave ours to Gary Wickham to make in a build review for you so you can see just what can come out of the kit in skilled hands...
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Construction Review: 1/35th scale FV 217 Badger from Amusing Hobby

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 08:01
Amusing Hobby's FV 217 Badger British Heavy Tank Destroyer is a bit of a surprise when it was first released  - we were impressed when we saw the built-up kit at Shizuoka last year, and now we have one what better way to show you just what the kit is like than to make it in a review for you? See what this kit is all about in our construction review...
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Preview: The Bodi's two new sculpts for may from both Allied & Axis perspective...

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:47
The Bodi have provided us with information of their two latest figures for May. Both from WWII, we have the Allied and Axis sides represented in two interesting sculpts. We look at them in our preview...

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Preivew: ICM's new 48th scale Do 217J-1/2 WWII German Night Fighter

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 10:52
The Do 217J-1/2 WWII German Night Fighter was used heavily early on in WWII and its lines would be familiar and attractive to modellers. ICM has the Cad drawings of the kit ready so we thought we might look at them and the real thing in our preview... 
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Hobbyboss' two new releases for May give us something work on...

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 07:24
A popular version of "the whistling death" and one of the more controversial weapons of recent times are the subjects of Hobbyboss' May releases. 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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Build Review Pt II: 1/35th scale B-type Military Omnibus from MiniArt Models

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 05:56
After his in-box review & the first part of his build, Lukas has finished MiniArt's new 1/35th scale B-type Military Omnibus kit. Today we see him finish construction of the bus & the final weathering & finishing of MiniArt's latest people mover...
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