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Here's one that wasn't in the Catalogue - Afghan Civilians in 35th scale from MiniArt

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 06:12
So, when MiniArt's catalogue was launched a few days ago, there were a few missing "Secret" Items to be added, and the first of those surfaces today with the addition of a plastic kit of civilian Afghans.
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Construction Review: 35th scale MG Team 12th SS Hitlerjugend set from Alpine Miniatures

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 06:22
Alpine Miniatures release of an assistant and a machine gunner in 1/35th scale “Hitlerjugend" is the focus of our review today. From the box art, both of them look every bit as tough as their reputation and hopefully as detailed as what we have come to expect from Alpine. See these two figures and the pictures that just might have inspired them in our preview...
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Preview: MiniArt's 2020 catalogue full of current & new items...

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 06:02
Miniart has published their newest Catalogue of items for 2020 - Some surprises and long overdue kits in there we were expecting (hoping) for a long time from Ukraine. Check it out and see in our preview...
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Preview of IBG’s Catalogue & New Items for 2020/21

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 21:18
IBG has some very interesting new items coming to us this coming year. Notable the new-tooled PZL P.11c fighter in 1/32nd scale, but also several new 72nd & 35th scale kits on the way. See what you can pick out as their newest amongst this lot in our preview…
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Build Review: Alister builds ICM's 1/48th scale Ju-88С-6b

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 00:06
Alister Curnow has opened his account here at TMN by making ICM's 48th scale Junkers Ju 88С-6b Night Fighter. We took ages to get this to him, but he has turned this out very quickly - see how the kit goes together in his review build...Read on... »

Das Werk's Product Announcements from Nuremberg 2020Toy Fair

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 22:53
Das Werk presented their latest kits - both originals and co-operations with other companies kits with their own flourishes at the International Toy Fair Nuremberg (Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg) 2020. We have a rundown of them in our preview...Read on... »

Preview: A big new Porsche and two small scale Chieftains from Takom.

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 05:42
Takoms two releases are a variety of styles:  One - a Heavy hitter from Nazi Germany - the other - two marks of Cold War tank in 72nd scale from Britain - you might like just one  - or maybe both. We give you what we know about them in our preview...Read on... »

Build guide Pt III: Painting & Weathering 1/35th scale Jagdpanther G1 Early Production W/ Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSYS

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 22:17
Clayton has finished the combined kits of Takom's 1/35th scale Jagdpanther G1 Early Production W/ Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSYS over a few parts here on TMN. Today we present Part III of his article where he combines and finishes them off to a great standard in an interesting story...
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Preview of Italeri’s Catalogue & New Items for 2020/ 21

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 07:41
Italeri has some very interesting new items coming to us this coming year. Some larger and smaller scale bits that we did not expect or think about but we are most glad to see them coming and some we have expected for a while. See what you can pick out as their newest amongst this lot in our preview…
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Build review Pt I: 1/32nd scale Me 262 A-1 from Revell

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 08:08
Bruce Anders has been courting this one for a while - the Me 262 in 32nd scale from Revell in the 2019 boxing. He has made steady progress on the kit and shared his thoughts about making it in part I of his build review...

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Construction Review: “I shot’em down” Battle of Britain 1940 6 figures set in 35th scale from D-Day Miniatures

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:07
D-Day Miniatures recently combined some single and a set of three figures together in a larger scene called  “I shot’em down - Battle of Britain 1940" -  this six-figure set is designed to go with a Tilly truck to make a scene all by itself. Clayton has taken the set and built it up with a Tilly to see how it shapes up in his review...
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Revell's February releases from land air, air & sea straight to you and me...

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 02:28
Revell starts off the new year very nicely with a bunch of new kits available now or very soon. We have the pick of them with some made-up examples in our preview...
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Construction Review: 48th scale AG-330 Start Cart (SR-71 J58) from Hypersonic Models

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 19:00
Gary Wickham loves a little bit of accessory with his models - figures, aftermarket and diorama accessories - everything a human touches are included in his models. To match the forthcoming SR-71 from Hypersonic Models, Gary looks at the matching AG-330 Start Cart in injection moulded plastic in 48th scale in his construction review...
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Preview: Academy's existing & new items of 2020 in their new catalogue...

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:01
Academy has released their new 2020 catalogue with a few surprises and a few welcome models we already knew about further cemented into the line. See if there is anything to interest you in this year's range in our preview...
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Preview: A new set of 35th scale German SS Panzermen from Alpine Miniatures

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 08:02
Alpine Miniatures has last given us some US tankers from WWII in December, now they kick off January with their German opponents - looking very proud and a little bit dangerous in our new figure preview...
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ICM Models new & existing kits of 2020 in their new catalogue

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 03:44
We have been waiting for ICM's official releases in their new 2020 catalogue for a while now - after a few hints online, here are the official existing and new tooled kits from ICM for this coming year...Read on... »

Russian Bears & NATO forces all on the way from Pla Editions...

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 05:32
The crew from Pla Editions has lots of modern warfare modelling inspiration coming to us this month. New and on pre-order are these two books - a modelling book showing Russian Armour in Eastern Europe and a large pictorial featuring the soldiers, vehicles & weapons of NATO's recent Trident Juncture exercise 2018. See a little more of what is instore in these books in our preview...
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Pt. III - Painting & Weathering the Amusing Hobby 35th scale Ferdinand Jagdpanzer Sd. Kfz. 184

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 07:03
Clayton Ockerby has already built a great version of the 16t Strabokran and the accompanying Ferdinand Jagdpanzer Sd. Kfz. 184 kit from Amusing Hobby. See how the Ferdinand is painted and weathered w/ AK Real Colors to complete the story of this big kit...
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A brand new set of soldiers fighting in the "Endkampf" of Berlin in 1945 from Rado Miniatures...

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 07:34
Rado Miniatures is on the incline. Their figures and the way they are presented to the public just seems to be more accomplished as their series of figures and accessories develops along with the sculptor. Two new figures in the lines show of some evergreen subjects - caught up in the battle for Berlin in 1945. See a little about them in our preview...
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Construction/ Comparison Review: Resin Wheel Sets with "Elastic Resin" Tires from: HALBERD Models

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 04:29
Halberd Models from Ukraine has recently entered the aftermarket in scale modelling with a plethora of new detailed wheels for several popular kits currently available from hobby shops. These wheels are using a combination of hard and soft resin (not vinyl) to create a new type of wheel and tyre mix that Gary was interested to see in person. See what he thought after he put some together and his comparison with the kit parts in his review...
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