Friday, May 25, 2018

INCOMING: REVELL STAR WARS MODELS FROM LATEST 'SOLO' MOVIE


STAR WARS FANS QUEUE RIGHT NOW as it's time to see Solo, the latest movie in the four-decade old sci-fi saga.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

FORD AIMS TO LEAVE CAR PRODUCTION, BUT HAS A GLORIOUS RETRO PAST, REFLECTED IN THESE TWO KITS



NEWS THIS WEEK reveals that Ford will be selling mostly SUVs and trucks in a few years time. The plans make two recent car kits of special interest.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

HOT WHEELS FIFTY YEARS OLD - FIVE 'SWEET SIXTEEN' CARS RELEASED TO CELEBRATE

THE FIRST HOT WHEELS CARS were released in May, 1968. Known as the ‘Original Sweet Sixteen,’ those cars all had redline wheels, and original paintwork and style that directly challenged existing diecast toys such as Matchbox cars.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

THE RED BARON STILL FLIES HIGH IN A REVELL FOKKER TRIPLANE KIT


MORE THAN 60 YEARS OLD, this Revell kit still makes a decent aviation project for World War I buffs.

Friday, May 4, 2018

MEDIA MODEL MADNESS HITS THE STREETS THIS WEEKEND


LIKE THE MODELS THAT STAR IN MOVIES? THEN MAKE IT TO THE HAMEX ZONE this coming Sunday, May 6, 2018!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SINGAPORE STRIKES AGAIN WITH A 2018 AERO MODEL SHOW


HERE'S THE INFO on Singapore's 2018 National Airfix Aeronautical Model Engineering Competition.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

ARTIST HEROES WHO PAINTED MODEL KIT BOXES


THE VISUALS ON MODEL KIT BOXES are what the marketing men call ‘primary sales tools.’ Simply put, if you can spot an attractive box in a store or on screen, the odds are that you’ll want to home in for a closer look. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

1:144 SCALE CONVAIR NUCLEAR EXPLORATORY VEHICLE FROM MOEBIUS



IF YOU KNOW YOUR 1950s spacecraft kits, this new Moebius model of the NEV (Nuclear Exploratory Vehicle) might look familiar as a kit that Strombecker produced - except that it isn’t.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

X-32 AND X-35B KITS FROM ITALERI

ITALERI HAS RELEASED AN INTERESTING double-kit, with two 1:72 scale experimental aircraft of the 1990s, issued together in a single box.

Friday, April 6, 2018

OFF-ROAD RACING STYLE: FORD BAJA BRONCO FROM REVELL

THIS IS THE second issue of a recent 1:25 scale Revell kit, which was created in response to buyers’ requests. And that proves that sometimes the model companies do listen to us!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

STARSKY AND HUTCH FORD TORINO: REVISED 1:25 SCALE KIT FROM REVELL


WHEN THIS KIT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED we expected it would be a stock Ford Torino, with no real connection to the TV stars, Starsky and Hutch.