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It is officially 2nd of Arpil :-) Takom's 72nd scale Battleship Yamato no. 2 main turret is real and coming soon...

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 03:33
We could not believe it during the many furfies told on Aril 1st we are always on the lookout for felgercarb, but today Takom's upcoming product of 1/72 battleship Yamato no. 2 main turret surprised us. We know that it is indeed coming, and we have one or two details on the forthcoming monster in our preview... 
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A brace of new 101'st paras in 35th from Alpine Miniatures "drop"

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:10
Always a favourite because of their rarity in the hobby, US Paratroopers are often sought after by modellers, and when Alpine Miniatures are making a new set in 35th scale - well... See a little bit more about this latest release, the gear & history of the unit in our preview...
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Preview: Alpine Miniature's new 16th scale Fallschirmjäger bust

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 04:24
A new bust in 1/16th scale has just been released by Alpine Miniatures. This one will please the Fallschirmjäger fans as it shows a German para with two alternate head choices and a lot of detail. See a little more about it in our preview...
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Preview: A new set from the Ardennes Offensive from D-Day Miniature Studio

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 06:27
D-Day Miniatures are very good at making some figures combine into larger sets of recent time. Today a very well known scene from the German counter-attack in the Ardennes during WWII - soldiers from Kampfgruppe Knittel are the subject of their latest set that we preview today in the news...
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Preview: A colourful new British Lorry 3t LGOC B-TYPE from Miniart

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:53
To add to MiniArt's excellent range of civilian cars and truck derived from their military kits we now see a new 3t LGOC B-TYPE truck from the WWI era in colourful "civvie street markings". See how they have done to make a civvie vehicle in our preview...
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Osprey Publishing's free eBooks - week 1 releases & how to get them...

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 05:04
The good folks over at Osprey Publishing has given the general public something to do over this period of forced isolation. They are gifting us four of their E-Books every week free of charge. These change every week, and we have the first of these four to show you in our preview...
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Preview: Combat History of Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217 by Haasler and Vosters.

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:15
The team of Timm Haasler & Simon Vosters have combined with Panzerwrecks to publish a new book featuring the Combat History of Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217 during WWII. Stand by for plenty of great images, illustrations by Felipe Rodna and text describing the men and machines of this unit (and how to get this book at a short time discounted price) all in our preview...Read on... »

Takom awakens with FOUR new releases in two scales in April / May 2020

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 10:51
Takoms FOUR releases are making up we assume for the lack of activity from the recent closure of business over there of recent. Today we have the box-arts of the new kits coming in April and May. We give you what we know about them and a little of each of their histories in our preview...Read on... »

MiniArt wants us all to get PUMPED!...with their new palette jack truck set.

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 06:54
Miniart continues to release absolutely imperative objects to add to your modern diorama setting. This week they released news of a new Pallette jack truck set with palettes and barrels to cart around on them. They look really handy for your modern-day scenarios. See what is included in our preview...
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Ten new products from Black Dog in 72nd, 35th, 48th & 32nd scales this month...

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 04:37
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 F-15 fans!). See what we mean in our preview of Black Dog's March items in our preview...

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Eduard's 32nd scale Taifun on its way in May...

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 02:18
Eduard has taken over the production of the otherwise ceased release of Striped Tiger's 1/32nd scale Bf 108 Taifun. They have added to it with their own goodies, and today we have enough information on the package to give you a preview...Read on... »

Preview: Captured Vehicles in Wehrmacht Service from Ryton Publishing / Feist Books...

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:17
A new book combining the talents of both Robert Johnson & Uwe Feist has just been released. The subject of the book is the captured machines and equipment of the enemy in German hands during the Second World War. It is rare to see the myriad of captured equipment in enemy hands so this book is a good place to start. Let's have a look at what is promised in this title in our review...Read on... »

Broncos new British Jeeps on a raid & packed full of troops in our preview

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 10:15
Bronco is releasing another British combat vehicle with soldier combo kit. This time, a gathering of two Jeeps (British Recce And Signals Light Trucks) and ten figures to fit both of these Jeeps.  We have the CAD design features, colours and all of the kits options in our preview...
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Build Review Pt I: 1/35th scale B-type Military Omnibus from MiniArt Models

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 03:00
Lukas is progressing with his neat build of MiniArt's new 1/35th scale B-type Military Omnibus kit. He has given us an in-boxing of the kit, and now he pauses to show us the way he has made his version in part I of his build today...
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Spiders & Golf? Two things that did not mix until this month in our preview from Hobbyboss...

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 05:29
Hobbyboss already has the sprues, colours, decals and boxart on display of their new pair of March 2020 model kits. Our preview of them is today's story on the news... Read on... »

Used & Reviewed: Riveting Wheels and Handle from Galaxy Models

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 06:04
The task of riveting of the scale model is an important and sometimes tedious but necessary step of the model making process for Gary Wickham. So when a new tool comes along he is always up for having a look at how it performs. He has done just that with Galaxy Models new riveting wheels and handle tool. See what he thought after his testing in his review...Read on... »

Italeri's five releases for March in our preview...

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 01:43
We are already seeing some new and some re-boxings of kits from Italeri in March releases from Italy. See what's new, and those you thought you may have seen before in different colour choices in our preview...

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Preview: Barracuda's improvements for your Hellcat, Tempest & Sea Fury

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 01:30
We look forward to seeing what Roy Sutherland and his team from Barracuda Studios have for us in the way of resin & decal improvements for your kits. This month they have four all-new sets for the Hellcat and Tempest, plus a much sought after item back in stock. See more about them in our preview...
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The "Shitbarn" is incoming - 35th scale FV4005 Stage II in 35th scale from Amusing Hobby

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 06:12
In their recent trend of reproducing World of Tanks specials and prototypes, Amusing Hobby is making one of the iconic vehicles of the British cold war line up - the FV4005 or the "Shitbarn" as it is called in the game. See what we know in our preview...
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Read n' Reviewed: Worn Art Collection: Wooden, Worn Art Thematic Collection #1 by Özgül

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 04:03
Trying to recreate the look and feel of natural wood in various states has long been the model and diorama maker's mission. Nature - and wood - is all around. So when Paul saw Murat Özgül's new book on modelling just that subject he had to read it. See what he thought about the book in his review...
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