Tuesday, October 15, 2019

MORE MODELS FROM SINGAPORE


MORE INTERESTING STUFF from Peter Chiang with these entries from his Hobby Bounties mini-Airfix James Bond competition 2019. The cars are all in 1:32 scale, the James Bond Aston Martin (above) being fitted with an ejection-seat cutout in the roof, and much else besides.

Friday, October 11, 2019

BOND IN MINIATURE - IN SINGAPORE


SOME INTERESTING PIX HAVE ARRIVED from our man in Singapore, Peter Chiang, of Hobby Bounties. The classic 1:12 scale Airfix Bentley is boxed here in 007 guise.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

1:144 SCALE KIT FROM REVELL: THE ONE AND ONLY SIX-ENGINE ANTONOV GIANT


THERE’S AN OLD AVIATION question that runs, “Why do they put four engines on a 747? Answer: because they can’t fit six…” Well, that doesn’t apply to the Antonov An-225 as it has six engines as standard and holds the record as the largest aircraft in the world currently flying.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

STAR WARS VIDEO BUILD - AT-ST WALKER TO 1:48 SCALE FROM BANDAI


WE FEATURED THE BANDAI AT-ST WALKER in July 2018. Here it is again, with a video to show you the way this delightful kit goes together.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

CHUCK YEAGER'S BELL X-1 SUPERSONIC ROCKETPLANE


MODELLED BY REVELL AT 1:32 SCALE, this is the largest conventional kit of the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, a mission achieved on 14 October 1947. The flight was made ten years to the month before the launch of the Soviet Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite.

Monday, August 5, 2019

CUSTOM TRUCKS – 1:24 SCALE WONDER WOMAN CHEVY AND 1:1 TESLA


THIS HANDSOMELY PACKAGED 1:24 scale cab-over engine (COE) Chevrolet pickup truck from the 1950s adds a gleaming retro flavour to a neatly sculpted Wonder Woman figure.

Monday, July 22, 2019

HAYNES MODEL BUILDERS' MANUAL BY MAT IRVINE


DESTINED TO BECOME ANOTHER MUST-HAVE on the bookshelves of scale model makers, this new title is written by SMN contributor Mat Irvine.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

JETSONS AND CYLONS vs STAR WARS AND SKYDIVER AT SMALLSPACE 8


AN INVASION OF SCI-FI AND SPACE MODELS LANDED at last Sunday's Smallspace 8 2019 event. Here are some more pictures we took at the show.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

PLENTY OF ALIENS AND OTHER ENTITIES DROP IN ON SMALLSPACE 8

THE SKILLS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP of miniature makers were in generous supply at today's Smallspace 8 show. Here are just a few of the entries on display.

Friday, July 5, 2019

SMALLSPACE 8 TOUCHDOWN: SUNDAY JULY 7


SMALLSPACE RETURNS this weekend. This time, it's the eighth edition of the annual sci-fi/realspace model show. For any UK space buff, Smallspace has become an unmissable event.

Monday, June 24, 2019

2019 MODEL COMPETITION IN SINGAPORE


HOBBY BOUNTIES OF SINGAPORE continues with its annual Airfix-linked model competition. In 2019, its online presence was boosted by the dedicated Airfix Cup website.

Friday, June 21, 2019

AIRFIX 1:24 SCALE GRUMMAN HELLCAT RELEASED


THIS WEEK SEES THE OFFICIAL release of the 1:24 scale Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, a fighter aircraft that was instrumental to victory in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Monday, June 17, 2019

METAL AND PLASTIC JADA BATMOBILE KIT TO 1:24 SCALE

THERE ARE PLENTY OF BATMOBILES available, but this 1:24 scale metal and plastic version from Jada is well worth a close look.

Friday, May 31, 2019

THE REVELL STORY


THE REVELL STORY is an excellent book that provides in-depth reading about one of the modelling world's most famous names.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

CLEAR THE SKIES - THE ASF-X SHINDEN II AIMS TO DOMINATE AIR BATTLES. 1:72 SCALE KIT FROM HASEGAWA


FOR VIDEO GAME FANS, the Hasegawa 1:72 scale Ace Combat ASF-X Shinden II assembles to make an excellent fantasy model. For aviation freaks, the kit provides a chance to build a ‘what-if’ design, based loosely on the Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (Golden Eagle).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

GREASED LIGHTNING FORD: CUSTOM CAR STAR OF THE 1978 HIT MOVIE GREASE.

A PREQUEL TO Grease, one of the most successful musicals of all time, has been recently announced. So this 1:25 scale kit of one of the cars featured in the movie looks to be to be a well-timed release.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

ACE TWO-YEAR CATALOG FROM ITALERI


THIS EXCELLENT ONLINE CATALOG from Italeri shows you the output for this year and next. It's well worth a good long browse. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

DEFEAT THE DREADED DUST WITH EASY AND QUICK STORAGE SOLUTIONS



ONCE UPON A TIME my school-age model-maker gang used to meet up each Saturday morning, then go pack-hunting for the latest model kit.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CALIFORNIA WHEELS 'AMERICAN GRAFFITI' CHEVROLET IMPALA


THIS 1:25 SCALE CHEVROLET IMPALA is one of the Revell California Wheels collection. It can also be used to make the custom Impala that starred in the 1973 movie American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, also famed for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

CLASSIC BATMAN FIGURE KIT FROM MOEBIUS MODELS


THIS 1:8 SCALE BATMAN KIT FEATURES the iconic 1960s TV series original creation, as played by Adam West.