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SIR ROD STEWART'S RAIL MODEL BOOST

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 06:14


IT WASN'T A TOP SECRET but the fact that old-style rocker, Rod Stewart, was also a model railway enthusiast was probably not that well known, to many of his music fans, at least. But in the scale model world, Rod (‘Sir’ Rod since he was knighted in 2016) is yet another famous face who is a keen rail modeller.
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'WAR OF THE WORLDS' SCI-FI INVASION FEATURES IN MODEL RAIL LAYOUT

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 05:54


THIS LAYOUT COMBINES traditional model rail construction with a dash of science fiction. The Edwardian sci-fi story War of the Worlds by HG Wells makes for an interesting, and very different, diorama setting.
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NEAT BUILD-AND-IMPROVE 1:48 SCALE KAMOV KA-50 HELICOPTER

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 05:39


IS THIS NICELY-BUILT model more than the sum of its parts? Look and learn to see how careful work can result in something that really looks the biz.
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1:48 SCALE FUEL TANKER FROM ATLANTIS MODELS: A NEW TAKE ON THE REVELL ORIGINAL

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:07

THIS EXCELLENT LITTLE RETRO MODEL will make a useful accessory for dioramas based on US 0-gauge railroads, and aircraft kits to 1:48 scale.
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AIRFIX PRESENTS THE 1:72 SCALE AVRO VULCAN B.2

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:49


ENJOY THIS VIDEO giving details of the upcoming 1:72 scale Airfix Avro Vulcan B.2. This is looks to be a very exciting kit for anyone with an interest in military aviation of the Cold War era.

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BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMPETITION WINNERS

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:11
THE BUSY HOBBY BOUNTIES store in Singapore recently had a model competition to coincide with the launch of the new Midway movie.Read more »
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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: CHEVROLET FLOWER TRUCK CONVERSION

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:03

FOLLOWING RECENT JAMES BOND articles, here’s a piece on converting two kits into one of 007’s more unusual forms of transport.
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MORE MODELS FROM SINGAPORE

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 06:40

MORE INTERESTING STUFF from Peter Chiang with these entries from his Hobby Bounties mini-Airfix James Bond competition 2019. The cars are all in 1:32 scale, the James Bond Aston Martin (above) being fitted with an ejection-seat cutout in the roof, and much else besides.

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BOND IN MINIATURE - IN SINGAPORE

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:46

SOME INTERESTING PIX HAVE ARRIVED from our man in Singapore, Peter Chiang, of Hobby Bounties. The classic 1:12 scale Airfix Bentley is boxed here in 007 guise.
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1:144 SCALE KIT FROM REVELL: THE ONE AND ONLY SIX-ENGINE ANTONOV GIANT

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 13:02

THERE’S AN OLD AVIATION question that runs, “Why do they put four engines on a 747? Answer: because they can’t fit six…” Well, that doesn’t apply to the Antonov An-225 as it has six engines as standard and holds the record as the largest aircraft in the world currently flying.
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STAR WARS VIDEO BUILD - AT-ST WALKER TO 1:48 SCALE FROM BANDAI

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:55

WE FEATURED THE BANDAI AT-ST WALKER in July 2018. Here it is again, with a video to show you the way this delightful kit goes together.
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CHUCK YEAGER'S BELL X-1 SUPERSONIC ROCKETPLANE

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:00

MODELLED BY REVELL AT 1:32 SCALE, this is the largest conventional kit of the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, a mission achieved on 14 October 1947. The flight was made ten years to the month before the launch of the Soviet Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite.
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CUSTOM TRUCKS – 1:24 SCALE WONDER WOMAN CHEVY AND 1:1 TESLA

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 05:27

THIS HANDSOMELY PACKAGED 1:24 scale cab-over engine (COE) Chevrolet pickup truck from the 1950s adds a gleaming retro flavour to a neatly sculpted Wonder Woman figure.
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HAYNES MODEL BUILDERS' MANUAL BY MAT IRVINE

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 06:35

DESTINED TO BECOME ANOTHER MUST-HAVE on the bookshelves of scale model makers, this new title is written by SMN contributor Mat Irvine.
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JETSONS AND CYLONS vs STAR WARS AND SKYDIVER AT SMALLSPACE 8

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:08

AN INVASION OF SCI-FI AND SPACE MODELS LANDED at last Sunday's Smallspace 8 2019 event. Here are some more pictures we took at the show.
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PLENTY OF ALIENS AND OTHER ENTITIES DROP IN ON SMALLSPACE 8

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 13:01
 THE SKILLS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP of miniature makers were in generous supply at today's Smallspace 8 show. Here are just a few of the entries on display.
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SMALLSPACE 8 TOUCHDOWN: SUNDAY JULY 7

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:36

SMALLSPACE RETURNS this weekend. This time, it's the eighth edition of the annual sci-fi/realspace model show. For any UK space buff, Smallspace has become an unmissable event.
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2019 MODEL COMPETITION IN SINGAPORE

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00

HOBBY BOUNTIES OF SINGAPORE continues with its annual Airfix-linked model competition. In 2019, its online presence was boosted by the dedicated Airfix Cup website.Read more »
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AIRFIX 1:24 SCALE GRUMMAN HELLCAT RELEASED

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 02:00

THIS WEEK SEES THE OFFICIAL release of the 1:24 scale Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, a fighter aircraft that was instrumental to victory in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
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METAL AND PLASTIC JADA BATMOBILE KIT TO 1:24 SCALE

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 05:51
THERE ARE PLENTY OF BATMOBILES available, but this 1:24 scale metal and plastic version from Jada is well worth a close look.

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