Friday, October 24, 2014

MARVELS FROM MOEBIUS - SNEAK PEEK AT 2014-2015 KITS TO COME


Here’s a look at what Moebius Models is planning for the coming 12 months, as seen at this year’s iHobby Expo at the Schaumberg Conference Center, near Chicago.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FLYING HORSE AT iHOBBY EXPO 2014 - PEGASUS HOBBIES REVEALS SCI-FI KITS



Pegasus Hobbies continues with its eclectic range of kits, expanding on a range of subjects that includes plenty of science-fiction kits, many of them original Pegasus designs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SWEDISH BEAUTY FROM KITTY HAWK MODELS - 1:48 SCALE SAAB GRIPEN


THE SAAB GRIPEN is our favourite fighter. We reckon it's the best of the so-called 'fourth generation' combat types out there, at least in cost/benefit terms. And now Kitty Hawk Models have a 1:48 scale kit on release.

Monday, October 13, 2014

iHOBBY EXPO 2014 - IMPRESSIONS OF THIS YEAR'S SHOW FROM MAT IRVINE


The iHobby Expo 2014 returned to the Schaumberg Convention Center near Chicago on October 2-5. This was its second year there, and my second trip too. I went with colleague Dean Milano, who at one point worked for Revell-Monogram.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

IPMS SANTA MARIA MAGAZINE - MODEL MAG FULL OF INFORMATION


More excellent online reading with the IPMS Santa Maria Magazine. It's packed with interesting articles, and plenty of closeup pix of builds and details.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

MILITARY MACHINES AT FORT HOOD - GREAT REFERENCE FOR MODELLERS


If you are a model maker, a trip round a museum almost certainly reveals examples of machinery you recognise, even if your only connection to it has been in miniature form.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

MASTER MODEL MAKERS FROM RUSSIA MAKE A MINIATURE AIR SHOW


The primary reason for attending an air show is usually to gaze upward at the skies and see what aerobatic delights the organisers have put on for your delectation. But there is often much more to see…

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.