Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CLASSIC AMERICAN DINER FROM STONEY CREEK DESIGNS

STONEY CREEK DESIGNS are run by Roger Malinowski, author of many enthusiast articles and creator of notable railroad layouts. Roger has done design work for various manufacturers, and some years ago decided to manufacture his own Stoney Creek product line, with an aim to build a variety of structure kits to 1:48 quarter-scale.

Friday, November 14, 2014

GERMAN JET - ME 262 ONLINE REFERENCE FOR MODEL MAKERS


THE MESSERSCHMITT ME 262 was a high point of World War II Luftwaffe air power. Faster than anything else in the sky, the jet had the potential for taking command of the air.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WHEN MOVIES USED SCALE MODELS INSTEAD OF COMPUTERS



The US movie effects company ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) is coming up to its 40th birthday, due in May 2015. Formed in May 1975 by George Lucas, ILM has made groundbreaking special effects (SFX) for many big-name movies, including the scenes from Star Trek: Heart of Darkness seen in the video above.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MORE MODELS FROM IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD 2014



HERE IS A SECOND SET OF photos, taken by Mat Irvine at IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2014, in Telford, UK.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD 2014 - COMPETITION WINNERS


HERE IS AN OVERVIEW of winning models for the 2014 Scale ModelWorld, held recently at Telford, UK.

Monday, November 10, 2014

AIRFIX GOES HIGH-TECH FOR NEW 2015 KITS


AT THE 2014 IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD SHOW Airfix released details of a new super-accurate laser scanning system for creating data used to create upcoming model kits.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

COMBAT SHIPBUILDERS LAUNCH HERE - REVELL 1:144 SCALE AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE SHIP


MATCHING THE MODEL AIRLINER STANDARD 1:144 scale, the US Navy LSM (Landing Ship Medium) is a new-tool kit of an important World War II amphibious warfare craft.

Friday, November 7, 2014

REVELL 'MAGAZIN' - NUMBER 2 EDITION AVAILABLE NOW


THE LATEST ISSUE of this interesting publication is online now. 'Revell Magazin' is well worth a look, especially in this digital format. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MILITARY MANIA FROM ITALERI - PLENTY OF KITS INCOMING


PRIDE OF PLACE in the latest Italeri release list is a 1:35 scale Vosper MTB, finished in the markings of the combined raid on the St Nazaire shipyards, France, in March 1942.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

RADIO CONTROL GUNSHIP FROM THE SCI-FI MOVIE AVATAR



GOOD STUFF THIS though note the model is not an exact replica. But squint a little and it looks really good - and it flies! Enjoy the video.

Monday, November 3, 2014

DIARY FREE? THEN LOOK FORWARD TO SCALE MODELWORLD 2014


IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR again for model fans within reach of Telford, UK, where the IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society) holds Scale ModelWorld, the annual IPMS (UK) mega-bash show.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

KIT BASH IDEA - THE BAE SYSTEMS TRANSFORMER DELTA-THREE CONCEPT



NEAT CONCEPT HERE from BAE Systems, and one that could be a relatively easy project for future-flyer fans.

Friday, October 31, 2014

iHOBBY 2014 - BEST OF THE REST


Here’s a last look at the 2014 iHobby Expo, Chicago. It’s roundup time for the best of the rest, kicked off with this handsome 1:25 scale Ford Torino car kit.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CGI VISUALS MAKE A TEMPTING TARGET FOR HELO ENTHUSIASTS


Attractive cgi visuals from Kitty Hawk trail the upcoming 1:48 scale Bell Huey Model UH-1Y Super Huey or Venom.