Monday, September 29, 2014

ALL JAPAN MODEL AND HOBBY SHOW 2014 - VIDEO UPDATE FROM HLJ



HERE'S AN EXCELLENT VIDEO UPDATE from Shizuoka, presented by Hobby Link Japan (HLJ). There is plenty to see on this half-hour video - from aircraft to tanks, they're all on view.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

DREAM MACHINE FROM THE SILVER SCREEN - AMT 1:25 SCALE ELVIS PRESLEY DUNE BUGGY


Round 2 continues to mine its back catalogue to reissue many of the older ‘Cars of the Stars’, while adding some new ones. This is one of the latter - in this form at least - as it originated as a much older AMT kit of the classic Meyers Manx Dune Buggy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

'SUPER MODELS - SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED' EXHIBITION AT THE TIME AND TIDE MUSEUM, GREAT YARMOUTH


IF YOU'RE IN EAST ANGLIA then a trip to Great Yarmouth is a must, as a 'Super Models' exhibition is being held at the Time and Tide Museum, an inspirational place that's converted from a piece of Yarmouth's heritage past, a building that was once used to smoke herrings.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

HUNDREDS OF AIRCRAFT MODELS AT FLIXTON AIR MUSEUM


HERE'S A CHANCE to have a quick look at the Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum, at Flixton, near Bungay, Suffolk, UK. Outside, there are plenty of preserved aircraft to look at, but for scale fans, it's the indoor displays that hold the real treasures.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MODEL BUILDER INTERNATIONAL - THE REAL SITE


EDITOR KENNY CONKLIN tells us that the site showing his excellent Model Builder International isn't quite the real deal. As in, someone's posted it without permission. But all's well, you can still read MBI online.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK INTO AN ALADDIN'S CAVE OF MINIATURES - MAT'S MARVELLOUS MODEL MUSEUM


Here's a invitation to have a look inside Mat Irvine's palace of small wonders, his Marvellous Model Museum. It's packed with just about every model kit you have ever heard of - and plenty that you haven't...

Friday, September 12, 2014

BEAUTIFUL BIG BIRD - 1:72 SCALE DIECAST AVRO VULCAN FROM CORGI


THIS LOOKS TO BE QUITE A BEAST from diecast manufacturer, Corgi. And the video interview shows that there's been useful cross-fertilisation from Airfix during the design process.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MODEL BUILDER INTERNATIONAL - A TASTY ONLINE MAGAZINE FOR YOU TO READ



According to Editor Kenny Conklin, "Our hobby is not about gluing plastic parts together. Scale modeling has evolved into a three dimensional replication of a historical subject..."

Friday, September 5, 2014

HOME OF THE MUNSTERS - 1:87 SCALE SPOOKY MONSTER HOUSE KIT FROM MOEBIUS MODELS


Inspired by the original Aurora kit of the monstrous Addams Family, this Moebius Models production of 1313 Mockingbird Lane is something that Aurora might have made as a kit, way back when.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AMT FORD RANCHERO - CLASSIC 1:25 SCALE FORD RANCHERO PICKUP FROM THE HIPPY AGE


THE AMT 1960 FORD RANCHERO is a 1:25 scale model that first appeared as an ‘annual’ kit in 1961. This particular Ranchero is a 1960 version, but pickups didn’t change as much as sedans from year to year.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

TWO SPACE SHUTTLES RETURN - AS SCALE MODELS FROM REVELL


HERE ARE REISSUES of two Revell kits from the Space Shuttle age, the Boeing 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft) and (above) the Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis. Both kits are to 1:144 scale.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

L'AMOUR FRANCAISE - WE LOVE THIS NEW COLLECTION OF FRENCH DINKY TOYS FROM LES EDITIONS ATLAS


THE CITROEN DS19 MAY NOT BE a powerful sporting Corvette Sting Ray or Jaguar E-Type, but as one of the prettiest passenger cars ever made, it is certainly a good choice as loss leader (price just 2.99 Euro) for a new Dinky Toys collection from Les Editions Atlas.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

FINE SCALE MODELER - SPECIAL EDITION PACKED WITH USEFUL HOW-TO INFORMATION



Fine Scale Modeler has been a long-time favourite read, with high production values and editorial quality. It helps that we've had the odd model featured in there too.

Monday, August 18, 2014

FLYING ON THE LOCKHEED SUPER CONSTELLATION



NO EXCUSES for showing this beautiful old bird, though for airliner model fans, there's plenty of useful reference detail to see. Enjoy!