Wednesday, January 18, 2017

THE 'BLAZING BISON' 1:25 SCALE MEGA-TRACTOR FROM AMT


THIS UNUSUAL RE-RELEASE FROM AMT features a triple-engined monster machine that went to work at shows and exhibitions in the 1980s. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

AHOY THERE! HIGHLY DETAILED 1:72 SCALE LUXO-YACHT FROM REVELL


THIS STATE OF THE ART LUXURY YACHT kit is released by Revell in the model aircraft-standard 1:72 scale.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

SEE INSIDE A JAPANESE HIEN FIGHTER: 1:48 SCALE KAWASAKI KIT FROM TAMIYA


THE KAWASAKI Ki-61 HIEN WAS a Japanese fighter in service during World War II. This model from Tamiya captures the aircraft’s appearance beautifully, and you can see inside it, thanks to the included transparent optional fuselage half.

Friday, January 13, 2017

NEW SPACESHIPS BOOK FEATURES PLENTY OF SCALE MODELS


SPACESHIPS IS A SUMPTIOUS new book by the space artist Ron Miller. It contains much that is interesting to space model fans.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

THE WILDEST HAULER OF ALL TIME: TOM DANIEL'S BEER WAGON KIT FROM MONOGRAM

TOM DANIEL WAS A DESIGN CONSULTANT for Monogram in the 1970s, and the Mack Beer Wagon was one of more than 85 kits he designed for the company.

Monday, January 9, 2017

SLIMLINE 1:25 SCALE BAT-MISSILE KIT FROM AMT


ANOTHER FANTASY KIT FROM AMT, THE 1:25 scale Bat-Missile depicts a machine seen briefly in a Batman movie of a quarter-century ago.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

ALL-IN-ONE DIORAMA MODEL SCENE FROM TAMIYA


DIORAMA LOVERS LINE UP HERE to get your hands on this neat 1:48 scale kit from Tamiya. It combines two World War II kits, together with a simulated-grass covered rectangular base.

Monday, January 2, 2017

WELCOME TO 2017: MODELS TO LOOK FOR IN THIS NEW YEAR


EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE NAVY JET, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II from Airfix will definitely be high on the must-build list for many model makers in 2017.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

FAREWELL 2016: LOOKING BACK AT THIS MODEL MAKER'S YEAR


THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY GREAT KITS released in 2016 that we can't really point to the best or the worst. So, to kick off, we'll start with our love of science fiction. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

VIDEO VIEW: THE FASCINATION OF MAKING SIKU MINIATURES

SIKU IS PERHAPS LESS OF A HOUSEHOLD NAME than classic brands like Dinky and Corgi Toys. Even so, Siku is a thriving company that dates back to 1921.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

FLY ME ROUND THE MOON: RETRIEVER ROCKET FROM GLENCOE MODELS


THE 1:72 SCALE RETRIEVER ROCKET is a reissued and reboxed Glencoe Models kit, itself based on one of the Strombecker classic ‘Man in Space’ series.

Monday, December 26, 2016

GOOD CHEER TO YOU ALL FROM SCALE MODEL NEWS


WE HOPE YOUR CHRISTMAS DAY WAS A GOOD ONE! And here's another photo album for you to while away some post-turkey moments.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MODEL MAKERS

CHRISTMAS IN SPACE WITH Robby of the Space Patrol and the mini-Robbies. All robots should look like these classics from the age of early science fiction cinema.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL MODEL MAKERS


WE HOPE YOUR CHRISTMAS STOCKING comes loaded with a kit or two (or three) and that you find time to build a model over the festive break.