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!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

GORGEOUS VINTAGE DIECAST RACING CARS BOOK - YOUR FREE TASTER



Here's a beautifully produced book by German photographer and model fan Michael Spengler. Racing Cars is a must-look for anyone who likes diecast racing cars.

Friday, August 15, 2014

US COAST GUARD LIFEBOAT BECOMES A MOVIE STAR - AND GLENCOE HAS A 1:48 SCALE KIT TO MATCH


This 1:48 scale model lifeboat began as an ITC kit in 1959, and has been available from Glencoe for many years. Now the vessel has become a star in its own right, as it featured in the best selling 2009 book The Finest Hours, presently being made as a Disney movie of the same name.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FRENCH UGLY DUCKLING - CITROEN 2CV FOURGONNETTE FROM TAMIYA AND EBBRO


There are a number of kits of the Citroen 2CV - the ‘Ugly Ducking’ - but until now the van version, equally popular in France, was unobtainable as a convention plastic kit. Now Tamiya has modified its 1:24 scale 2CV saloon car to make the Fourgonnette van, with distinctive corrugated sides and roof.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

PORTUGUESE SPEAKERS, SAY 'OLA' - OR YOU CAN USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE FOR THE IPMS SANTA MARIA MAGAZINE



THERE'S GOOD WEEKEND reading here, and some fine models to look at through the 63 pages of the IPMS Santa Maria Magazine.