Monday, March 2, 2015

RETRO ROCKET FLIES AGAIN - LUNA FROM THE MOVIE ‘DESTINATION MOON’


WE’VE FEATURED THE LUNA rocket from the 1950 movie Destination Moon before, but this new kit from Pegasus Hobbies assembles to make the tallest model yet. Luna comes in the accepted rocket scale of 1:144, so can be stood next to a Space Shuttle or Saturn V for comparison.

Friday, February 27, 2015

RUSSIAN SS-25 ROCKET KIT FROM ZVEZDA, WITH EXTRAS FROM LVM STUDIOS IN THE NETHERLANDS

WE HAVE ALREADY LOOKED AT the 1:72 scale Zvezda kit of the Soviet/Russian SS-25 missile. Now we’ve built a kit, so here is the complete report. We also took the opportunity to add the conversion kit from LVM Studios. This turns the military missile into a commercial satellite launcher.

Monday, February 23, 2015

TAMIYA MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL KIT TO 1:24 SCALE


The Tamiya January 2015 announcement at the Nuremberg Toy Fair of its own 1:24 scale kit of the Mercedes Gullwing was a delight to hear.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE WITH 1:400 SCALE AIRFIX ‘DAS BOOT’ SUBMARINE

INTERESTED IN NAVAL MODELS? Well, here's a kit that may have slipped in under your radar. It features the submarine that featured in the 1981 German film Das Boot (The Boat) which tells the story of a German crew and their vessel during World War II.

Monday, February 16, 2015

BRIGHT RED SILVER SCREEN MACHINE - 1:25 SCALE CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS FROM AMT

This is a straight reissue of the AMT 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, but presented this time round as the car driven by Tom Cruise, playing Jack Reacher in the 2012 movie of the same name.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

“THE NAME’S BOND... OR CORGI… OR SCALEXTRIC.” 007 AT HORNBY HOBBIES

TO WRAP UP THE LONDON TOY FAIR we returned to the Hornby stand, though not to Airfix this time, but to two other names in the Hornby stable, also involving a third.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

REVELL 2015 - ROBOT AND ROCKETS, SPACESHIP AND STARSHIPS


THIS SPACE AND SCIENCE-FICTION ROUNDUP concludes our review of Revell kits on display at the 2015 London Toy Fair. It's a good range with plenty of choice, whatever your interest.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

REVELL INCOMING 2015 - PONY CARS, MINI CARS, AND A HUGE HIPPY BUS


FOR AUTO MODELLERS, REVELL HAS a wide range of upcoming models in 2015. Among the kits are these two Minis, each decorated with a union flag, a widely available option for buyers of the real thing.

SALUTE TO THE REV JOHN BURNS, MODEL ENTHUSIAST AND PUBLISHER


THE SCALE MODEL WORLD lost another of its greats on February 1, 2015, when the Rev John Burns died, aged 80. He created and published model publications, including the Kit Collector’s Clearinghouse and Collector Value Guides.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

MORE REVELL 2015 RELEASES - MILITARY, PAINTS, DRONES AND MORE


THE REVELL MODEL RANGE for 2015 is hugely impressive. Here's an update on what's in store for military modellers and much more.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ROBERT SYMES 1924-2015

We report with sadness the death of Bob Symes, television producer, presenter, linguist, writer, inventor and model enthusiast.

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 REVELL KITS INCOMING - FIGURES, LINERS, OIL RIG, SAILING SHIPS

SHIPPING FANS HAVE some tasty Revell kits and accessories to look forward to in 2015. Of particular interest to naval modellers, the Revell 1:72 scale U-boat can now be displayed with a new-tool crew, made to the same scale.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

EXCITING AVENGER - THE LEGO SHIELD HELICARRIER



LEGO HAS LINKED UP with Marvel Comics to create a brick-version of the huge SHIELD Helicarrier from The Avengers movies.

Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 LONDON TOY FAIR - REVELL AIRCRAFT KITS

Although now a part of the overall Revell brand within US-based owner Hobbico, Revell Germany still continues to produce its own particular ranges, targeted at the European market. Typical of these is the Panavia Tornado swing-wing strike aircraft, currently in use by three Euro air arms, plus Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

LONDON TOY FAIR 2015: PICK UP A POCKETBOND MINIATURE

POCKETBOND DISTRIBUTES A WIDE RANGE of both toy and scale model items, so naturally enough, the company concentrated on its toys at the 2015 London Toy Fair. Even so, there were plenty of interesting kits on display.