Sunday, February 26, 2017

TINPLATE ROBOTS: SCI-FI INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE


MANUFACTURED IN CHINA, THE ELEKTRA ROBOT is an unusual collectible mechanical that seems to be a *sorta* female.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

INCOMING: 1:32 SCALE F-35A FROM ITALERI


THE F-35 LIGHTNING II IS FAR AND AWAY the most expensive military weapon system ever conceived. And here is a 1:32 scale kit of the F-35A version, aimed at model makers who enjoy building state of the art jets.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DOWN IN THE PIT, A GHASTLY CREATURE STIRS...


IT’S NOT OFTEN YOU CAN ANNOUNCE a kit that was created in the 1970s, but that has not been issued until now. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

QUARTER-MILE CONTENDER: DODGE FEVER DRAGSTER PICKUP FROM LINDBERG


EXPERIENCED AUTO modellers may recognise this 1:25 scale kit as a reissue of the classic Dodge A-100, first released by IMC as the Little Red Wagon drag pickup. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

BLAST FROM THE PAST: V-2 TERROR WEAPON FROM TAKOM


THIS TAKOM KIT OF THE V-2 MISSILE is not the first in 1:35 scale, but is one of the most-detailed models yet released.

Friday, February 17, 2017

CAR CULTURE: AMT TEAMS UP WITH LUCINDA LEWIS, AUTO PHOTOGRAPHER


LUCINDA ‘CINDY’ LEWIS is an American photographer, well known for her dramatic pictures of auto-Americana, especially cars pictured against classic roadside scenes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

HORNBY ON TRACK TO FUTURE FINANCIAL SUCCESS

SOLID PROGRESS ON THE Hornby Group turnaround plan is proceeding well, according to the company’s latest report.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MODEL RAIL NOSTALGIA-FEST AND CITY OF THE FUTURE



HERE'S A ROSE-TINTED LOOK at a rail layout of times past. There's also a vision of yesteryear's ideas about the world of the future.

Monday, February 13, 2017

MASCHINEN KRIEGER SCI-FI SOLDIERS STORM IN AS SCI-FI CAPSULE COLLECTIBLES



A NEAT TWIST ON THE MA.K science fiction line, these so-called ‘capsule’ models are packed randomly in boxes of twelve.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

OILY'S GARAGE AND FORD MODEL T DIORAMA KIT FROM AMT


THIS IS THE THIRD AMT Three Stooges car kit, but it’s the first that really fits with the famed US vaudeville knockabout comedy act.

Friday, February 3, 2017

HUMBROL TWO-TONE EFFECTS WITH THE ITALERI 1:24 SCALE VW BEETLE


THIS ITALERI KIT OF THE VW 1303s Beetle goes to prove the old saying, never take anything for granted.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1:48 SCALE REAPER DRONE UAV FROM REVELL

THE REVELL MQ-9 REAPER Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been out for some time, but it remains a good kit of a type of aircraft that is changing the face of military aviation.

Monday, January 30, 2017

DRONE AERODYNAMICS SHOWN IN AMAZING NASA COMPUTER MODEL



FOR DECADES, NASA HAS USED computer models to simulate the airflow around aircraft, in order to test designs and especially, to improve aerodynamic performance.

Friday, January 27, 2017

FREE TRIP TO OUTER SPACE WITH THE LI’L GASSER FROM AMT


THIS IS A REISSUE OF AN AMT classic show rod, as designed by John Bogosian, in 1970. Li’l Gasser was one of four kits based on the same six-wheel chassis and running gear.