Tuesday, August 30, 2016

DELIGHT FOR BEETLE LOVERS: NEW REVELL 1:24 SCALE 1968 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE


REVELL HAS PRODUCED A 1:24 SCALE KIT of this most famous of German cars for many years. However, this latest kit is a brand-new updated version, with more detail and accuracy than the earlier offering.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

'WE DID IT' MODEL CELEBRATES A MASSIVE TRANSCONTINENTAL DELIVERY JOB

STANDING IN THE VAST CORNFIELDS of northern Illinois is the Fermilab, the world’s second largest particle accelerator. Much of Fermilab lies underground, but in the huge Wilson Hall, a 1:87 scale model displays how a massive piece of equipment was delivered. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

THE PREHISTORIC FLINTSTONES FLINTMOBILE TO 1:25 SCALE


FANS OF THE CLASSIC FLINTSTONES CARTOON series can now enjoy this latest kit release from the Lindberg line.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

LEE CARNIHAN’S MAGIC OF MODEL MAKING: RAIL SETS AND MORE

MODEL RAIL SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED with easily available ready-made buildings and trackside equipment. Is it model-making though? Maybe not if that's as far as a train set goes, but when dioramas are concerned, it's a different matter.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

MASTER SERIES KITS FROM REVELL: PREQUEL TO THE LATEST STAR WARS MOVIE 'ROGUE ONE'


THREE REVELL MASTER SERIES STAR WARS kits are being released in synch with publicity for the upcoming new Star Wars movie Rogue One.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

AMT LIL’ HOT DOGGER SHOW ROD RETRO-KIT TO 1:25 SCALE

THE AMT LI’L HOT DOGGER AUTOMOTIVE KIT is a reissue of a ‘fun’ kit that AMT produced in the 1970s, but which hasn’t seen the light of day since.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

1:24 SCALE HENRY FORD FIGURE SET FROM UKRAINE-BASED ICM

HENRY FORD IS AN ICON OF THE early auto industry, so a figure set featuring the man who said, “You can have any color, as long as it’s black” is a useful accessory for a vintage-era diorama display.

Monday, August 8, 2016

1:48 SCALE SOYUZ TMA SPACECRAFT FROM LVM STUDIOS


THE RUSSIAN SOYUZ SPACECRAFT dates back to the 1960s, but a continual design evolution means that it still flies successfully today. This 1:48 scale kit of the Soyuz TMA comes from the Netherlands-based company, LVM Studios.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

KING OF THE KUSTOMIZERS: THE ART OF GEORGE BARRIS

THE ERA OF CLASSIC CAR CUSTOMS seems to be passing, with the deaths of such well known names as Ed Roth in 2001, Dean Jeffries in 2013, Mike Alexander in 2014, and George Barris, self-styled ‘King of the Kustomizers’ in 2015.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

BE JEALOUS, VERY JEALOUS, AIRBRUSH FANS! HERE'S HOW THEY PAINT THE REAL THING



MOST OF US APPRECIATE THE EXCELLENT finish that an airbrush can give a model aircraft. But when it comes to painting the real thing, the technical requirements are in a totally different league.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

ACADEMY F-35A LIGHTNING II: 1:72 SCALE VIDEO BUILD

THE LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 LIGHTNING II has had a long, expensive, and troubled development. However, the stealth aircraft is finally heading to operational service. For model makers, that means building a kit of the twin-fin stealth machine.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

COLD WAR WARRIOR REVAMPED: RENWAL LACROSSE MISSILE WITH LAUNCHER TO 1:32 SCALE


REVELL-MONOGRAM CONTINUES TO DIVE into the tooling bin of the original Renwal company, retrieving and releasing kits more or less as they were, ‘way back when.’

Thursday, July 21, 2016

JULY 20 AND 21: CELEBRATING THE LUNAR LANDING OF APOLLO 11 AND VIKING TOUCHDOWN ON MARS

THERE ARE PLENTY OF APOLLO KITS out there, not so many models of the Viking that landed on Mars, seven years after the first Apollo landing.

HOT WHEELS X-WING CARSHIP TAKES OFF - AT GROUND LEVEL



THE CLASSIC STAR WARS X-WING has been reimagined as a high performance Hot Wheels racing car, powered by a 2.0 litre 16-valve DOHC engine.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

1:35 SCALE 'PINK PANTHER' LAND ROVER FROM ITALERI


THE LAND ROVER is one of the best known off-road British vehicles, and this Italeri kit models the military version, as used by the SAS (Special Air Service) on operations in the Middle East.