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Masterbox's Two New 35th Scale WWII Germans & 18th Century Native American Sets in our Preview...

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 19:04
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...
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Preview: Italeri's new 32nd scale Tornado GR.4 in CAD form (Part II)

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 03:21
Originally slated for release we think late in 2019, The new 32nd scale Tornado GR.4 is very soon to be released by Italeri. We have the second release of CADs of the aircraft kit to show you in our preview...

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Preview: A new set from Stalingrad - "The Final Instruction, Kharkov 1943" in 1/35th

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 06:04
Stalingrad have a new set of three figures in grey resin - these guys are soldiers of the eastern front - Kharkov in 19843 during that ferocious battle. A German officer giving out orders to his AFV crews is the theme - see how the figures look with inspiration pictures to compare them within our preview...
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Preview: IBG's new 32nd scale PZL P.11c test shot...

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 09:17
IBG's signature 1/32nd scale kit of their native Polish PZL P.11c fighter from the early years of WWII is already at test shot phase, and we have some pictures of the sprues and test build-up of the kit in its near-final development phase...
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Revell's March new kits made up in our preview...

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 09:40
Revell has a bunch of new items available through its website for March - each one a little more different from the other - Bettles for beginners, cranes for crazies & ships for - well those ship building dudes! These an many more in boxart, parts & completed kits in our preview...Read on... »

Build Review: 35th scale ARL-44 Heavy French Tank from Amusing Hobby

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 05:30
Amusing Hobby's new ARL-44 French Heavy Tank is a bit of an unknown to a lot of modellers. Being only made in small amounts and known more in World of Tank circles than modellers - Clayton thought he would bring some light on the kit by making it up in a review for you all...

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Read n' Reviewed: Their Last Path – IDF Tank Wrecks Merkava Mk.1 & 2 from Abt 502 / AK Interactive

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 03:50
A specialist book on the  Merkava Mk.1 and 2 has just been released from Publishers Abt. 502 & AK Interactive. Penned by Michael Mass & Kristof Pulinckx, the book has good pedigree. See what Paul Lee thought about the book after he read it in his review...
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Preview: New from Pla Editions - the latest Dioramag Vol. 5 is released...

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 01:45
Diorama makers and fans wait now for each new instalment of the new "Dioramag" series to come to light - and now Issue #5 is already for sale on the Pla Editions Website. We have a preview of what to expect in the latest issue...
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Build Review Pt II: 1/48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury from Kitty Hawk

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 01:54

Two new cute kits from the new "Q-MEN" brand already on sale...

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:14
A new brand from the makers of Kittyhawk has arrived on the scene with some small "cute" scale kits (don't say Egg) of two of the recent 5th generation fighters - these look to be popular with beginners & experten. See what is in these new kits in our preview...Read on... »

Read n' Reviewed: BMW R75: Escaping from the Falaise Pocket by Robert Doepp

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:52
Robert Doepp has made some of the most beautiful military motorcycle kits in the hobby. It stands to reason then, that someone would take down the details of his labours into a book. We revived this book from AFV Modeller Publishing that details Robert's work, inspiration & execution of this scene in our latest review...
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Preview: We pick the best out of Hasegawa's February 2020 new & limited edition kits...

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:46
Hasegawa's February releases are already taking their final form, and amongst the many re-releases, we picked the more interesting releases (there are even some new ones in there) in our Hasegawa item preview today...Read on... »

Read n' Reviewed: "T-54/5 to IDF Tiran 4/5: The Birth of the Bastard Tank" from Abteilung 502

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 07:00
Paul Lee is intersected in post-war AVF vehicles - and having made Miniart's T-55 here on the news we thought it only proper to let him take a look at Abt. 502's new book featuring the IDF T-54/5's and their service in the Israeli hands. See what he thought about the book in his review...
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Preview: Amazing in the flesh - MiniArt's new U.S. Armored Tractor With Angle Dozer Blade

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:50
Just another release in the MiniArt Armoured dozer series - well, yes and no...
Take one look at this finished model and the feature set in our preview to see why this one piqued our interest...
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16 new products from Black Dog in 72nd, 35th & 32nd scales this month...

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 06:14
Black Dog from the Czech Republic have so many new items of every type from a resin conversion and improvement company that we dare not warble too much about them in the prologue, just have a look at these new items to see what you might like yourself.Read on... »

Build Guide PT II: 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams US Main Battle Tank from VOIIO

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 23:21
Andy Moore hs completed VOIIO's new 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams to a great finish. He has added his own flourishes, fixes and a very convincing weathering, dirt, mud and grime to make this tank look so much more than the original promise. See it come together in the final part of this story...
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Review: Douglas A-26B-15 Invader (World War II)

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:18
Having already taken an in-depth look at ICM's first new tooled B-26 Invader kit recently here on TMN, Gary had more than a passing interest of how the second release would compare to this one. See what is different in this release & how this kit fares in his review...
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Read n' Reviewed: Nuts & Bolts vol 43: Famo’s Sd.Kfz.9 18 ton Zugkraftwagen armoured and unarmoured variants

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 03:09
Paul has been waiting for this - Nuts & Bolts latest book in their series that featured the heavy workforce of the german armed forces, the Famo Sd.Kfz9 18tonner and its variants. See what he thought of the book and what is inside in his review...

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Build Review: 1/48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury from Kitty Hawk

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 00:56
Gary has long been interested in the US Navy aircraft of the cold war period, so when Kittyhawk announced this kit he put his hand up for it. The 48th scale North American FJ-2 Fury is in effect a navalized F-86 Sabre - so the bridge between the first jets and latter variants is in evidence right the way through this build. The first part concentrates on the cockpit as you will see in part I...
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Italeri's five releases for February in our preview...

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 05:04
We are already seeing some new and some re-boxings of kits from Italeri in February releases from Italy. See what's new, and those you thought you may have seen before in different clothing and colour choices in our preview...
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