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A new set of six Panzergrenadiere, Kharkov 1943 figures from Stalingrad

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 02:27
Stalingrad Miniatures has sent us a set of pictures showing off their latest release - a set of six figures depicting a German squad of six Panzergrenadiere and an AFV crewman on the eastern front during late WWII. See a little of the figures unpainted & painted, then of the pictures of the actual men that inspired them in our new item preview... 
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In-Boxed: 35th scale B-type Military Omnibus from MiniArt Models

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 05:29
Lukas is always up or a challenge - especially one that involves making machines that are over one hundred years old and are filled with wood and ornate metal. Queue MiniArt's new 35th scale B-type Military Omnibus with it's WWI heritage and intriguing history. See a bit of that, the sprues. etch, decals & colour choices in his review...
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Dry Fit Review: 48th scale Polikarpov U-2/Po-2VS "Mule" with Soviet Pilots from ICM

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 05:59
Gary Wickham has taken a look at the latest int he family of 48th scale Polikarpov U-2/Po-2VS "Mule" with Soviet Pilots from ICM. It can be easy to think this kit just includes the figures - but the famous "Mule" is packed inside this set also - see what he thought about the kit & the figures in his dry-fit review...Read on... »

Read n' Reviewed: "Solution Book. How To Paint WWII German Late" from AMMO

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 09:32
Ammo's new series of "Solutions" kits offer an easy to assemble and in this case of their latest book - easy to follow a method of getting the materials and going about painting and weathering your latest creation. A big seller, of course, is German armour of the Late WWII period - and that is just what is on offer with their latest volume No#4 "Solution Book. How To Paint WWII German Late". See what we thought about it in our review...Read on... »

New Decal Preview: 35th scale Pavehawk - Combat Rescue - Part 2 from Werner's Wings

Sun, 01/05/2020 - 04:44
Werner's Wings has made quite a good impression for themselves of recent - updating and adding to some of Kittyhawk's latest helicopter releases. More of the same this time, with Volume II of a set dedicated to the new 35th scale Pavehawk kit from the same manufacturer. See the details of the decal set, the choices of aircraft and extra flourishes afforded by Floyd in the sheet in our preview...
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Five new kits with sprues, colours & boxart for January 2020 from Trumpeter

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 08:47
Trumpeter sets sail with five new kits of "Titanic" proportions this month - three naval newbies to "light up" your model bench, a little Chinese hospitality & a delta wing V-bomber in small scale but still managing to be a big kit? See what we mean with boxart, sprues, colours & decals in our preview...
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Build Review: Amusing Hobby's 35th scale Rheintochter R-1 Movable Missile Launcher on Panther II Chassis

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 05:21
A while ago Amusing Hobby's new 35th scale Rheintochter R-1 Movable Missile Launcher on Panther II Chassis enchanted our Paul Lee - now to bring in the new year/decade etc - Paul brings us his build and paint of this kit in a great story...
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Hobbyboss' two new products for a whole new year...

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 06:22
With the end of the year already upon us (what the??)  - Hobbyboss already has the sprues, colours, decals and boxart on display of their new pair of January 2020 models. Our preview of them is today's story on the news... 
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Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale WWI era British Military Lorry B-type

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 07:18
MiniArt continues to build on their WWI and Type-B series lines with this - a new truck from the first world war era that were converted from the B-type bus. See how they have built on their moulds to make a brand new vehicle in our preview...
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A new Sherman (along with a woman climbing on to a Jumbo for a kiss) from Meng

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:09
A new combo of two separate kits from Meng for all those Sherman and allied armour modellers of WWII - A new kit of the U.S. Assault Tank M4A3E2 "Jumbo" Sherman "Cobra King" & to add to your M4A3 (76) W Sherman,a  new enhancement set of a soldier & a girl "fraternising" along with etched parts for that particular kit. See a little of both of them in our preview...Read on... »

Read n' reviewed: Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 29 from Luftfahrtverlag Start

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 07:49
The prospect of a new book from the team at Luftfahrtverlag-Start is always enticing to us, as their work on bringing back the stories of the men and machines of the Luftwaffe in WWII is always engaging and revealing. So much so, we look to see if they can keep up the high standard in every issue. See if they meet the bar or not with this 1944/45 focused special edition issue #29 of Luftwaffe im Focus...
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Preview: The new 35th "Megatron" Challenger 2 TES From Ryefield Model

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 05:05
The Challenger II TES or "Megatron" as it is called is the subject of the latest 35th scale upcoming kit from Ryefield Model. We have some images of the boxart,  colours, CAD drawings of the kit and sprue break up in our preview...
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Build Review: Ferdinand Jagdpanzer Sd. Kfz. 184 & 16t Strabokran From Amusing Hobby

Sat, 12/21/2019 - 07:46
Clayton Ockerby has already built a great version of the 16t Strabokran that fits inside this BIG box of Amusing Hobby's combination set that matches this with a 35th scale Ferdinand Jagdpanzer Sd. Kfz. 184 kit. See how the Ferdinand goes together before painting w/ AK real colors in the second part of his guide...Read on... »

Italeri's last three December items of 2019 in a surprise release..

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 08:35
A while ago Italeri missed out a whole month of new-re-releases - We think they have caught up now with this trio which are now available. We have the boxart, colours, decals and sprues of these kits in our December preview...
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A look at MiniArt's seven very nice December releases in our preview...

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 11:41
MiniArt always shows us just what they are releasing every month, and it has been so busy recently we have not had time to show you each of these newest kits individually.  We thought it only fair, therefore, to show you all of their December kits in a quick catch up...
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Preview: The aircraft & Military vehicles of Hobbyboss' catalogue for 2020/21

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 19:00
Hobbyboss has added to the earlier release of their aircraft and naval vessels with a bunch of new pages highlighting their military vehicles for 2019/20. See what is new and what you might not have expected in our preview...
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(Most of) Trumpeter's 2020-2021 catalogue with military & aircraft kits...

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 07:28
We have a preview of Tumpeter's military vehicle & aircraft kits for 2020 / 2021. Lots of stuff that is already released and some surprises in the line for next year in our preview...
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Bronco's funky new telephone truck enlarges their range in January...

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 06:07
Bronco models continue to add new and interesting variants to their range- especially in making new incarnations of their newer moulds. This one is the radiotelephone truck - Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 19) or as named here "German Krupp Protze Kfz.19 Radio command Car". We have the box art, sprue layout, colours and the CADs of the final kit to add to just a little bit of history of this "funky" car in our preview...
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Build guide Pt II: Takoms' 35th scale Jagdpanther G1 Early Production W/ Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSYS

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 23:18
Today Clayton from Workbench Hobbies adds to his inbox review of TAKOM's 35th scale Jagdpanther G1 Early Production W/ Schwerer plattformwagen Type SSYS with a build guide using Uschi van der Rosten & AK-Interactive materials in the second part of this article...Read on... »

Masterbox's two new sets in 24th & 35th in battle, & in our preview...

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 02:42
Masterbox always seems to provide something of interest to the modelling public - small dynamic poses & genre-defying kits of recent are shaping this company's path. It is always with pleasure that we get to look at new images & plans in our preview to show you what is coming next...
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