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FANTASY FIGURES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE REVIEW

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 05:53


WE COVERED THIS NEW MAGAZINE when it was launched in 2019. Now Fantasy Figures International (FFI) has reached Issue 6, so it’s time for another look.
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ALL-METAL MODEL: GORGEOUS SCRATCH-BUILT F4U CORSAIR

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 06:51


SMN MODEL MAKERS are mostly used to working with plastics and similarly easy to work with materials. But long before plastics were invented, models were often hand-crafted from metal.
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BUILDING THE 1:600 SCALE AIRFIX HMS BELFAST LIGHT CRUISER

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 01:00


THE AIRFIX 1:600 SCALE HMS BELFAST shown here was first produced in the early 1970s, but the kit stands up well, nearly half a century later.
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HUMBROL WEATHERING TUTORIAL ON AN AIRFIX MESSERSCHMITT Bf109E

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 06:30


MOST MODELS LOOK ALL THE BETTER for the addition of some weathering and dirtying up.
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STROMBECKER CLASSIC KIT HISTORY FROM MAX'S MODELS

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 09:14



ANYONE WITH A NOSTALGIC MEMORY for classic Strombecker kits will enjoy this vid from Max’s Models.
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LOOKING BACK AT ANDY YANCHUS AND AURORA

Mon, 08/17/2020 - 06:37


HERE'S A BIO-VID FROM Max's Models, and it makes fascinating viewing of a man who was heavily involved with one of the classic names of the plastic kit industry.
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HOW TO MAKE A STAR WARS DIORAMA WITH LASER BLASTS

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 09:39


HERE'S A NEAT DIORAMA based on Bandai components, from YouTube's Boylei Hobby Time.
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CLASSIC US MUSCLE CAR IN KIT FORM: REVELL 1:25 SCALE PLYMOUTH AAR CUDA

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:33


THIS KIT IS A reissued and reboxed version of an original Revell US kit that dates to around 1995. Just to confirm, this is the newer and more detailed Revell US kit. Monogram also made a very similar 1971 Plymouth which, in convertible form, was the star car that featured in Nash Bridges, a TV cop series that starred Don Johnson.Read more »
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ALLIGATOR CHEWS A SKELETON'S LEG: LATEST FROM THE NEW LINDBERG LINE

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 02:00

IN THIS TIME OF viral doom and gloom, we all need something to cheer us up, so about a model of a guy about to have his leg bitten off by an alligator? Well, maybe this 1:12 scale kit is not as bad as it sounds.Read more »
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1:18 SCALE HOBBYBOSS HARRIER: GIANT-SIZED JUMP-JET REALLY LOOKS THE BIZ

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:15


HERE'S AN ACE HARRIER to the BIG scale of 1:18. This vid is well worth watching, and it's the last of eight build chapters.
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REVELL HAWKER TEMPEST: WORLD WAR II LAMINAR FLOW FAST FIGHTER

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 06:10

YESTERDAY, WE LOOKED at the Team Tempest future-fighter project. Today we look at the Revell 1:32 scale kit of the original Hawker Tempest, of World War II vintage.Read more »
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KITBASHER'S DELIGHT? THE NEW TEMPEST INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER PROJECT

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 09:10

THE TEMPEST IS going forward as a new project, with a target in-service date from 2035. It will almost certainly replace the current Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and eight other air arms.Read more »
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BUILDING THE BANDAI STAR DESTROYER FROM STAR WARS

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 06:52
BANDAI HAVE DONE WELL with Star Wars kits, showing solid achievements in accuracy, tight moulding standards, and excellent presentation. The 1:5000 scale Bandai Star Destroyer is a good example of this track record.Read more »
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MPC RECIPE FOR A GREEN-CHEESE BLUE MOON TRIKE MODEL

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 06:38
THE LATEST 1:25 SCALE TACO TRIKE KIT from MPC includes a vast array of decals, one set being for a so-called ‘Lunar Cycle.’Read more »
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THE MOST UNDERRATED BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II?

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 06:00


HERE'S A VERY INTERESTING CHAT VIDEO in which Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles talks about a childhood meeting at the Revell company's factory. Lucky kid!
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2021 FORD BRONCO REVEALED: A CHANCE FOR A SCALE MODEL?

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:04


CAR FANS CAN APPLAUD Ford for bringing back the Bronco. The 2021 Bronco comes in plenty of variations, including our favourite doors-off open version.
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BRAND-NEW 2021 FORD BRONCO, AND A REVELL BRONCO FROM AN EARLIER ERA

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 03:42


OFF-ROAD DRIVERS rejoice, for the 2021 Ford Bronco is due to be revealed next week. This will be the seventh-generation Bronco, even though the line ceased production back in 1996. For scale fans, a 1970s-era Revell Bronco is available in 1:25 scale.
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TACO TRIKE: 1:25 SCALE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE KIT FROM MPC

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 02:00

THE MPC TACO TRIKE has a neatly-moulded V-8 engine, and a wedge-style body, hence its original 1974 name, Wedge Chopper.Read more »
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ED 'BIG DADDY' ROTH'S MAIL BOX CHOPPER TRIKE TO 1:25 SCALE

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 05:50

THIS IS A CHOPPER-STYLE motorcycle trike, one of a six-strong 1:25 scale range, first issued by MPC in the 1970s. Read more »
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WORLD WAR II HENSCHEL Hs 129 TANK-BUSTER FROM ZOUKEI-MURA

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 05:50


ZOUKEI-MURA has some excellent kits out there, including this large-scale Henschel Hs 129, a type nicknamed the 'can opener' for its powerful weaponry.
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