Friday, October 31, 2014

iHOBBY 2014 - BEST OF THE REST


Here’s a last look at the 2014 iHobby Expo, Chicago. It’s roundup time for the best of the rest, kicked off with this handsome 1:25 scale Ford Torino car kit.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CGI VISUALS MAKE A TEMPTING TARGET FOR HELO ENTHUSIASTS


Attractive cgi visuals from Kitty Hawk trail the upcoming 1:48 scale Bell Huey Model UH-1Y Super Huey or Venom.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

IRON HORSE RIDES IN MINIATURE


Although I would usually say that the automobile in all its forms comes tops in American modelling interest, I’m really talking about purely ‘static’ models. When it comes to anything that actually moves, that qualification has to go to model railroads.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GORGEOUS FRENCH MODELS - SCALE MODELS OF COURSE


French publisher-cum-model producer Editions Atlas has some very interesting miniatures available at the moment.

Monday, October 27, 2014

ROUND 2 ROUNDUP - MORE KITS INCOMING FOR 2014-2015



Incoming, a mouthwatering set of models from Round 2, due for release over the next 12 months or so.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2015 INCOMING - SPACE 1999 SCI-FI KITS FROM ROUND 2 MODELS, AND MORE BESIDES


The Round 2 model spectrum includes not only the AMT, MPC and Polar Lights brands, but now features the Lindberg and Hawk names as well.

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.