Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE RETURNS

AIRFIX IS ON A BUSY release schedule at the moment. Here's a fine 1:72 scale kit for World War II aviation buffs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

INCOMING: 1:72 SCALE BLACK-AND-WHITE BIPLANE FROM AIRFIX



PRE-ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN for this new version of the 1:72 scale Airfix BE2c, a new-tool kit released late 2016.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ROCKETSHIP X-M RETURNS FROM RETRO-SPACE


SCIENCE FICTION B-MOVIES WERE A STAPLE OF CINEMAS in the 1950s. Many were appalling, such as Plan 9 from Outer Space. A few were extremely good, such Forbidden Planet, and Destination Moon. Others sat in the middle, the so-so zone occupied by the likes of Rocketship X-M.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

COLD WAR ALT-HISTORY: SOVIET CUSTOM CARS AS THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN


ARTIST ANDREI TKACHENKO has created his own alternative Soviet automotive history. Andrei's handsome artwork reveals a custom style that didn't exist in the real-life Soviet Union.

Monday, March 13, 2017

INCOMING: '49 MERCURY 2-DOOR CLUB COUPE FROM AMT


THIS IS AN ALL-TIME FAVE AMT customizing kit. Originally issued in the 1960s Trophy Series, the ’49 Mercury was popular in both full-size and model form as a basis for many build variations.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

WHY YOU CANNOT MAKE STAR TREK MODELS ALL TO THE SAME SCALE



WE'RE HUGE FANS OF CONSTANT SCALE MODELLING. It's the only way to be able to accurately compare different subjects.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

WIN A 1:48 SCALE CANBERRA JET


WIN AN AIRFIX ENGLISH ELECTRIC CANBERRA by answering a simple multiple choice question.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2: TRAILER FOR MORE SCI-FI SCALE MODELS?



THIS IS THE NEW TRAILER for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and others. It's set for release from May 5, 2017.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CLASSIC 1:24 SCALE FORD TRANSIT PANEL VAN FROM ITALERI


THIS KIT IS A WELCOME REISSUE of a 1:24 scale ESCI kit by Italeri, which has acquired most of the old ESCI company’s tooling. This particular kit models the classic Ford Transit van in its original rear-wheel drive form.

Monday, February 27, 2017

UBER TAXI OR JETSONS FLYING CAR? YOUR CHOICE - OR BOTH

THE UBER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY HAS ANNOUNCED plans for an airborne taxi fleet. And that made us think of the flying car used by the Jetsons, a futuristic family that featured in their own cartoon series.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

TINPLATE ROBOTS: SCI-FI INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE


MANUFACTURED IN CHINA, THE ELEKTRA ROBOT is an unusual collectible mechanical that seems to be a *sorta* female.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

INCOMING: 1:32 SCALE F-35A FROM ITALERI


THE F-35 LIGHTNING II IS FAR AND AWAY the most expensive military weapon system ever conceived. And here is a 1:32 scale kit of the F-35A version, aimed at model makers who enjoy building state of the art jets.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DOWN IN THE PIT, A GHASTLY CREATURE STIRS...


IT’S NOT OFTEN YOU CAN ANNOUNCE a kit that was created in the 1970s, but that has not been issued until now. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

QUARTER-MILE CONTENDER: DODGE FEVER DRAGSTER PICKUP FROM LINDBERG


EXPERIENCED AUTO modellers may recognise this 1:25 scale kit as a reissue of the classic Dodge A-100, first released by IMC as the Little Red Wagon drag pickup. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

BLAST FROM THE PAST: V-2 TERROR WEAPON FROM TAKOM


THIS TAKOM KIT OF THE V-2 MISSILE is not the first in 1:35 scale, but is one of the most-detailed models yet released.