Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1:16 SCALE RED BARON AND HIS DOG STOP-FRAME VIDEO



HERE'S ANOTHER FINE VIDEO BY Tom Grigat. It's an interesting vid featuring figure work, a subject we haven't featured before.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

CLASSIC 1957 CHRYSLER 300C TO 1:25 SCALE FROM AMT


IN REAL LIFE, THE 1957 CHRYSLER 300C came with long tail fins and a yawning chrome grille. And this 1:25 scale AMT kit models the original nicely.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

ROARING TIGER: 1:25 SCALE 'GET SMART' SUNBEAM SPORTS CAR FROM AMT


THIS IS A REISSUE of an original, and very popular, AMT kit. It’s a 1:25 scale model of the Anglo-American Sunbeam Tiger, a V8 roadster built from 1964-67, by the British Rootes Group.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

GERRY ANDERSON'S SPACE 1999 NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL AREA DIORAMA KIT


GERRY ANDERSON MOONBASE ALPHA FANS have the chance to make a realistic diorama with the MPC 1:48 scale Nuclear Waste Disposal Area 2 kit.  

Monday, December 31, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MODEL MAKERS


BEST WISHES FROM SMN and may the New Year bring the kits you want to build!

Friday, December 28, 2018

AIRFIX B-17 FLYING FORTRESS IN MOTION


A FAMOUS BOMBER and excellent kit, revealed in another ace stop-motion mini-movie by Tom Grigat.

Monday, December 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS


HERE'S HOPING EVERY SMN READER gets a chance to build a kit of their choice this coming year.

And maybe it's going to be the year when 'that old kit' comes down from its hiding place in the loft!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

FIFTIES-ERA BOAT KIT RETURNS AS A 1:25 SCALE 3-IN-1 CUSTOM


THE AMT CUSTOMIZING BOAT KIT was first produced in 1959. The boat was presented in much the same way as a car kit of the time, with a three-way assembly and some custom parts. 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

DORNIER Do X FLYING MODEL: TWELVE SCALE ENGINES, ONE PROPELLER FOR POWER


THE DORNIER DO X was the brainchild of Dr. Claude Dornier, his aircraft taking off for the first time in July, 1929.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

WRC WINNER FROM 1979: 1:24 SCALE FORD ESCORT RALLY RACER FROM ITALERI


THIS IS A WELCOME ITALERI REISSUE OF what was previously an ESCI kit, Italeri having since acquired the tooling.

Monday, November 19, 2018

SECRETS OF THE NEW 1:24 SCALE AIRFIX F6F-5 HELLCAT



HERE'S A FASCINATING BEHIND THE SCENES interview with the people behind the upcoming Airfix 1:24 scale F6F Hellcat.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 1:25 SCALE WAGON CUSTOMIZING KIT FROM AMT


UNLIKE SOME RECENT AMT reissues that use more recent tooling, this 1:25 scale Lincoln Continental is based on the original annual kit, first released in 1965.