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Preview: Colourful & covert USMC A-6 Intruder decals from the cold war in 32nd from AOA...

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 11:38
AOA Decals has two new sets of A-6E Intruded decals on the way in 1/32nd scale. These are taken from a period in the 70's to the 80's and selected from USMC birds in colourful and all-grey schemes. See the scenes and decal layouts, the real aircraft & other info on them in our preview...
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Italeri's six releases for May in our preview...

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 06:34
We have the pictures of six new and some re-boxings of kits from Italeri in May's releases from Italy. See what's new, and those you thought you may have seen before in different colour choices in our preview...Read on... »

New colours, books, decals and shades in Ammo's releases of April...

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 09:10
Ammos latest products of April give us more guides on painting fantasy and science fiction models, new decals for trans in three scale and new paint sets to help you sort out your splinters? See what we are talking about in our new item preview...
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Masterbox's Two New 35th Scale WWII German letters & barnstorming Brits in our Preview.

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:40
Still some of the best box art makers on the market, we take a little look at the forthcoming two new Masterbox kits in 35th scale to see if they measure up to this dramatic promise in our preview...Read on... »

Preview - Miniart's new T-34/85 w/D-5T. Plant 112 Spring 1944 Interior Kit

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 04:51

We see more innovation and attention to detail with Miniart's new T-34/85 w/D-5T. Plant 112 Spring 1944 Interior Kit that is slated to come within the next few months. We have details of the new kit in CAD, and the details that make this the D-5T version in our preview...
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Read n Reviewed - Trident Juncture 2018 from Pla Editions by Ralph Zwilling & Daniel Nowak

Sun, 04/26/2020 - 12:49
We recently looked at the publication that covered the US Marines 24th expeditionary Unit in the 2018 NATO exercise Trident Juncture in Norway. Now we get to look at all of the other nations in this pictorial reference guide from Pla Editions. After reading it we give you our thoughts and some insight as to what to expect in this publication...
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Two new impressive early 20th century Q-Model subjects from Suyata on the way...

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 05:23
The new model company called Suyata has hit the market with two new kits from at least a century ago that modellers will LOVE. Two Icons of the turn of the century in the egg-shaped form of the Fokker Triplane and the majestic Titanic are being shaped into a cute but highly detailed form in the latest entries into this market. See a little more about them in our preview... 
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Preview: Ryefield Model's new 35th KV-1 "Simplified Turret" 1942 version in CAD form

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 09:42
Ryefield Models surges on in these uncertain times with another new kit - the 35th scale Rusian Heavy tank the KV-1 with the simplified turret version coming our way surely the start of many more KV-1's and others int he KV family? We have some CAD images in our preview...

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All-new shades, mags, glues tools from AK Interactive in April...

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:17
Ever-expanding with new and adopted products, AK Interactive has a lot of new bits for you to look at in April with new magazines, now glues, modelling tools, new acrylic paint sets and several other modelling needs - See most of them in our handy preview...
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Read n' reviewed: David Parker's Crew School: Techniques to Bring Your Armour Model Crews to Life

Sat, 04/18/2020 - 13:36
It is always good to get tips from the creators in this hobby, and you could say that David Parker is a very good candidate to follow in that respect. His work on unique scenes that tell stories with the help of the figures he creates and modifies is second to none. Thankfully for all of us he has written an educational book on just this subject, and we have read it to give you an account of just what is inside in today's review...

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Preview: The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka – A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Famous Dive Bomber from Valiant Wings Publishing

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 10:36
Valiant Wing's new book on the famous Ju 87 Stuka is just about to be released. We thought you might want to have a look at the book and some of what you might expect to see when it gets the shelves this month...
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Sad news from New Zealand - Wingnut Wings has temporarily closed its doors...

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 04:02
We have been waiting for official confirmation on this for a while now, and now we have it we are pretty sad about it...

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Preview: ICM's new 32nd scale Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 13:02
A favourite aircraft of many - especially in North America - the Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet Training Aircraft is about to be released in 1/32nd scale from ICM. They have released a set of CAD drawings to go along with their box art of these colourful kites. See what we know about the kit and the real thing in our preview...
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DVD Review: Calvin Tan’s Guide to Converting and Painting Figures from Model Art...

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 10:22
One of the nicest and most talented guys in our hobby is Calvin Tan. This gent from Singapore travels the world on his scooter painting figures and wowing people at shows with his figure handwork. We had the chance to watch his new instructional DVD of just HOW he makes and paints such great models, and today Calvin Tan’s Guide to Converting and Painting Figures from Model Art is the subject of today's review...
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Build Review Pt II - 48th scale PLA P-51D/K Mustang (1949 Parade) from Bronco Models

Sat, 04/11/2020 - 03:58
Even a quick build for our man Gary is a great build, & today with the second part of his build of 48th scale PLA P-51D/K Mustang (1949 Parade) from Bronco Models proves it. As a bonus, you will pick up a lot of tips and tricks - & even get a lesson on creating masks with the Silhouette masking machine thrown in. See how the Mustang turns out in Pt.II... 
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Two new big birds from Hobbyboss that will be rare quite quickly in our preview...

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 04:41
Hobbyboss has answered a few modeller's prayers this month. Two long-awaited (yes neigh-sayers) large scale kits are finally hitting the shops. The 18th scale Me 262 and A-26B in 32nd scale could well be the marque models for many a plastic butcher's showcases. We have sprues, boxart and colour choices today in our preview...Read on... »

Build Review Pt III: 1/48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury from Kitty Hawk - riveting & sealing before painting

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:01
Gary continues to whittle away at his 1/48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury masterpiece. This model from Kitty Hawk gets the full riveting & finishing the kit before painting that is soon to come. See how the model is progressing in today's story...
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Revell's April new kits made up in our preview...

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 13:11
Revell has several smaller scale kits for release this month. Lots of 72nd scale in there plus a Mustang, a Citreon and some Star Wars spacecraft on there to tempt us. See the art. parts and built up kits from the people at Revell in our preview...
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Two new kits with sprues, colours & boxart for April from Trumpeter

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 10:55
Trumpeters two releases for April are in the shops already this month (depending on the shipping of course), and they finally have sent us boxart, colour choices of the kit and sprue picture to share for you of their two HEMTT - based releases this month in our preview...
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Build Review - 48th scale PLA P-51D/K Mustang (1949 Parade) from Bronco Models

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 06:29
Gary had a fair few questions about Bronco Model's new P-51D/K Mustang in the roundels of the PLA. The only way to truly find a kit's worth is to build it - so in the first of a two-part article Mr Wickham has done just that. Helpful tips and insight along the way in the first part of his story today.
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