Thursday, May 26, 2016

HASEGAWA NAKAJIMA SKY-SPY FLOATPLANE TO 1:48 SCALE


THIS 1:48 SCALE HASEGAWA Nakajima E8N2 Type 95 reconnaissance seaplane (Dave) kit is a neatly engineered model of an aircraft that first flew in 1934.

Monday, May 23, 2016

DAWN OF THE SPACE RACE: 1:72 SCALE MERCURY-ATLAS SPACECRAFT FROM HORIZON MODELS


THIS 1:72 SCALE MERCURY-ATLAS CAPSULE-LAUNCHER KIT FOLLOWS ON from the first Horizon Models release, the 1:72 scale Mercury spacecraft. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

1:72 SCALE USAAF BOMBER RE-SUPPLY SET


HANDSOME BOX ART shows off this latest Airfix World War II set, due out soon. For diorama lovers, this collection of ground support vehicles and equipment will really set off a USAAF display.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BRITISH POST-WAR AIRLINER TAKES OFF







WE CAME ACROSS A NOSTALGIC VIDEO of the Vickers Viking airliner recently. The twin-engine machine was a development of the World War II Wellington bomber.

Friday, May 13, 2016

VIDEO BUILD: EDUARD 1:48 SCALE FOCKE WULF 190 A-8/R2

HERE'S A FASCINATING VIDEO showing a full build of a 1:48 sale Eduard Fw 190. There's certainly no shortage of TLC where this kit is concerned. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CAR MODELS AND RADIO CONTROL TRUCKS AT AUTOMODELLISMO 6



ANOTHER SHOW FOR CAR MODEL FANS is being held on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The organizers say that Automodellismo is expanding, and will now also feature radio control and the Tamiya Truckin' display.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

1:48 SCALE HAWKER HURRICANE Mk I WITH VOKES FILTER

THE RUGGED HAWKER HURRICANE was perhaps the most important fighter in the Royal Air Force at the start of World War II. And here is the Airfix 1:48 scale model of a tropicalized machine, as flown in 1941 from bases in Africa.

Friday, May 6, 2016

1:25 SCALE 1965 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE HARDTOP FROM MOEBIUS MODELS

THERE'S EXCELLENT NEWS FOR FANS of 1960s auto design with this new 1:25 Moebius kit of the 1965 Plymouth Satellite.

Monday, May 2, 2016

BIG 1:32 SCALE UH-72A LAKOTA US ARMY HELICOPTER FROM REVELL


THIS REVELL KIT REPRESENTS A UH-72A LAKOTA as flown by US forces. Built by Airbus Helicopters, the UH-72A is a light utility machine that is used widely by the US Army and Air National Guard.

Friday, April 29, 2016

1:48 SCALE STEARMAN PT-17 BIPLANE TRAINER FROM REVELL


NEARLY 11,000 STEARMAN PT-17 TRAINERS were built, from 1934 until 1945. The new Revell kit should satisfy scale builders of aircraft from this era, or model makers who prefer civil versions, many of which are still flying today.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MORE FROM THE 2016 CHICAGO TOY SHOW

THE 2016 CHICAGO TOY SHOW was held on April 24, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, west of Chicago. Here is the second part of the Mat Irvine’s visit for SMN.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WE VISIT THE 2016 CHICAGO TOY SHOW


THE 2016 CHICAGO TOY SHOW was held on April 24, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, west of Chicago.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

FLOWER POWER RETURNS WITH 1:25 SCALE AMT FORD ’71 FORD THUNDERBIRD

BACK IN 1971, FLOWER-POWER WAS STILL the thing. So branding the 1:25 scale AMT 1971 Ford Thunderbird as a ‘Bird of Paradise’ was obviously thought a good idea by the marketing gurus of the time. Now Round 2 have brought back the kit as a Retro De Luxe Edition ‘Enhanced Reissue,’ using the original box-art and ‘Giant Original Decal Sheet.’

Monday, April 18, 2016

TOYODA MODEL AA - 1:24 SCALE KIT FROM TAMIYA

TAMIYA HAS PRODUCED MORE THAN 300 subjects in its 1:24 ‘Sports Cars of the World’ series. This time though, the Toyoda Model AA of 1935 isn’t actually a sports car, but it certainly has a highly significant history.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

AK INTERACTIVE CATALOGUE - GUIDE TO THE BEST IN MODEL FINISHES


ONCE UPON A TIME you bought a kit, glued it together, maybe added a touch of paint… and that was it. These days assembly is usually just the start, as many modellers now want to add a wide variety of finishes for more realism.