Saturday, June 25, 2016

HORNBY THREATENED - BUT HAS A RESCUE PLAN



UK MODEL MAKER HORNBY is set to raise money to secure its future. The train set manufacturer, also the name behind brands such as Airfix, Corgi and Scalextric, revealed big losses this week.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

1:24 SCALE FORD ESCORT RALLY RACER FROM BELGIUM


THE FORD ESCORT 1972 RALLY-WINNER CAR SHOULD HAVE been released in kit form years ago. But it’s better late than never, so here is one of Ford’s most popular mid-sized cars from the late 20th century, released to 1:24 scale by Belkits of Belgium.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

FANTASTIC PLASTIC TESTS OUT KIT SURVEY FOR NEW MODEL RANGE


FANTASTIC PLASTIC MAKES A WIDE range of specialist kits, covering space, sci-fi and fantasy models. A recent survey provided an eye-opener into model makers’ preferences.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

INCOMING: COUNTDOWN TO SMALLSPACE 5 NEW SCI-FI SPACE MODEL SHOW

SCIENCE FICTION AND SPACE MODEL makers have the SMALLSPACE 5 show to look forward to. The fifth show is landing on Sunday, July 3, 2016 and will be bigger and better than ever, making it a must-visit for sci-fi fans.

Monday, June 13, 2016

1:25 SCALE FORD RAPTOR SNAPTITE KIT FROM REVELL


THE FORD F-150 PICKUP IS THE NUMBER ONE bestseller in the US. In recent years, the top F-150 has been labelled Raptor, and it is a model of the 2017 version of this vehicle that Revell has just released. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

1:24 SCALE VELOCIPOD SAUCER CRAFT FROM 'THE INCREDIBLES' MOVIE.

'THE INCREDIBLES' WAS A PIXAR animated movie, released in 2004. The plot followed a superhero family, who were drawn into battle against an evil villain and his hordes. Now the specialist model company Fantastic Plastic has released a 1:24 scale kit of the Velocipod, a saucer-like craft featured in the film.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

STEAMPUNK-MEETS-DECO SCI-FI FROM HASEGAWA: 1:72 SCALE ‘LAST EXILE’ VANSHIP DOUBLE-KIT



"COMMAND THE SKIES of a dark, futuristic Earth" is the tagline to this interesting steampunk-meets-deco science-fiction kit from Hasegawa. It’s based on the Japanese anime series ‘Last Exile’, a drama that is set on (despite that tagline) a fictional alien planet called Prester.

Monday, June 6, 2016

DERELICT ALIEN SPACECRAFT KIT FROM THE CLASSIC TV SERIES 'LOST IN SPACE'

LOST IN SPACE is a science fiction TV series that ran from 1965-68. The second episode was called The Derelict and featured a large alien spacecraft. This is now the subject of a 1:350 scale kit from Moebius Models. Also included is the Jupiter 2, a saucer-shaped spaceship flown by the stars of the show, the Robinson family.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

STARSKY AND HUTCH ‘STRIPED TOMATO’ FORD TORINO FROM REVELL


THE FAMED RED-AND-WHITE FORD TORINO from the 1970s cop-thriller TV series, Starsky and Hutch, is one car you would have thought would have been made as a kit years ago. There have been diecast and slot car versions, but it’s taken 40-odd years for a 1:25 scale kit to be released - and here it is.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

WILL THE NEW REVELL AVRO SHACKLETON KIT BEAT THE UPCOMING AIRFIX MODEL?


DUE FOR RELEASE SHORTLY the 1:72 scale Revell Avro Shackleton MR2 looks ready to ignite a which-is-best competition with Airfix, whose own Shackleton to the same scale is due for release in August 2016.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

HASEGAWA NAKAJIMA SKY-SPY FLOATPLANE TO 1:48 SCALE


THIS 1:48 SCALE HASEGAWA Nakajima E8N2 Type 95 reconnaissance seaplane (Dave) kit is a neatly engineered model of an aircraft that first flew in 1934.

Monday, May 23, 2016

DAWN OF THE SPACE RACE: 1:72 SCALE MERCURY-ATLAS SPACECRAFT FROM HORIZON MODELS


THIS 1:72 SCALE MERCURY-ATLAS CAPSULE-LAUNCHER KIT FOLLOWS ON from the first Horizon Models release, the 1:72 scale Mercury spacecraft. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

1:72 SCALE USAAF BOMBER RE-SUPPLY SET


HANDSOME BOX ART shows off this latest Airfix World War II set, due out soon. For diorama lovers, this collection of ground support vehicles and equipment will really set off a USAAF display.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BRITISH POST-WAR AIRLINER TAKES OFF







WE CAME ACROSS A NOSTALGIC VIDEO of the Vickers Viking airliner recently. The twin-engine machine was a development of the World War II Wellington bomber.

Friday, May 13, 2016

VIDEO BUILD: EDUARD 1:48 SCALE FOCKE WULF 190 A-8/R2

HERE'S A FASCINATING VIDEO showing a full build of a 1:48 sale Eduard Fw 190. There's certainly no shortage of TLC where this kit is concerned.