Friday, November 28, 2014

THE WEATHERING MAGAZINE - FULL OF ULTRA-USEFUL TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SCALE SUPER-REALISM



GOOD WEEKEND READING that should make those winter evening model-making sessions much more productive. It's a special online edition of a publication called 'The Weathering Magazine.'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

HAMEX 6 MODEL SHOW THIS SUNDAY


THE HAMEX 6 MODEL SHOW takes off once more in Hanslope, UK, this Sunday, November 30, 2014. The show will be masterminded by the boss of modelling tools, paints and accessories, Paul Fitzmaurice.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY BARGAINS - EXCELLENT MARKDOWN PRICES FROM AIRFIX


AIRFIX IS MAKING OUR MODELLING somewhat cheaper this week. The Black Friday Sale has started, and there are some amazing bargains to be had, direct from the Airfix website.

Monday, November 24, 2014

GORGEOUS RETRO BOX ART FOR THE RENWAL TWIN-FORTY SELF-PROPELLED ANTI-AIRCRAFT CANNON

WE ARE GREAT FANS OF OLD KITS AND retro-style box art at SMN, so news that Revell is re-releasing the old Renwal M42 Twin Forty AFV is very interesting indeed.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

USEFUL AND UNUSUAL 1:48 SCALE ISUZU TX40 FUEL TANKER


JAPANESE AIRCRAFT MODELS FROM THE WORLD WAR II era will look good on display, when backed up by this Isuzu TX40 fuel truck group from Hasegawa.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CLASSIC AMERICAN DINER FROM STONEY CREEK DESIGNS

STONEY CREEK DESIGNS are run by Roger Malinowski, author of many enthusiast articles and creator of notable railroad layouts. Roger has done design work for various manufacturers, and some years ago decided to manufacture his own Stoney Creek product line, with an aim to build a variety of structure kits to 1:48 quarter-scale.

Friday, November 14, 2014

GERMAN JET - ME 262 ONLINE REFERENCE FOR MODEL MAKERS


THE MESSERSCHMITT ME 262 was a high point of World War II Luftwaffe air power. Faster than anything else in the sky, the jet had the potential for taking command of the air.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WHEN MOVIES USED SCALE MODELS INSTEAD OF COMPUTERS



The US movie effects company ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) is coming up to its 40th birthday, due in May 2015. Formed in May 1975 by George Lucas, ILM has made groundbreaking special effects (SFX) for many big-name movies, including the scenes from Star Trek: Heart of Darkness seen in the video above.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MORE MODELS FROM IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD 2014



HERE IS A SECOND SET OF photos, taken by Mat Irvine at IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2014, in Telford, UK.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD 2014 - COMPETITION WINNERS


HERE IS AN OVERVIEW of winning models for the 2014 Scale ModelWorld, held recently at Telford, UK.

Monday, November 10, 2014

AIRFIX GOES HIGH-TECH FOR NEW 2015 KITS


AT THE 2014 IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD SHOW Airfix released details of a new super-accurate laser scanning system for creating data used to create upcoming model kits.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

COMBAT SHIPBUILDERS LAUNCH HERE - REVELL 1:144 SCALE AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE SHIP


MATCHING THE MODEL AIRLINER STANDARD 1:144 scale, the US Navy LSM (Landing Ship Medium) is a new-tool kit of an important World War II amphibious warfare craft.

Friday, November 7, 2014

REVELL 'MAGAZIN' - NUMBER 2 EDITION AVAILABLE NOW


THE LATEST ISSUE of this interesting publication is online now. 'Revell Magazin' is well worth a look, especially in this digital format. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MILITARY MANIA FROM ITALERI - PLENTY OF KITS INCOMING


PRIDE OF PLACE in the latest Italeri release list is a 1:35 scale Vosper MTB, finished in the markings of the combined raid on the St Nazaire shipyards, France, in March 1942.