Friday, October 13, 2017

2018 NEW KIT INCOMING: 1:48 SCALE BRISTOL BLENHEIM


THE  NEW-TOOL BRISTOL BLENHEIM FROM AIRFIX looks like it will be a must-build kit for 1:48 scale air fans. The Blenheim is under development for release in 2018, and should be another winner for this long-established kit company.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

GMC DESERTER OFF-ROAD PICKUP TO 1:25 SCALE FROM MPC


Mat Irvine: The 1:25 scale Deserter is a reissue of an earlier MPC kit from the mid-1980s. To give the pickup its full title, it’s a GMC Rounded-Line K-2500 Wideside, equipped with the Sierra Grande package.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FUTURISTIC CUSTOM PICKUP TRUCK: 1:25 SCALE AMT DODGE DEORA


THE DODGE DEORA is an original concept from the 1960s, available now as a 1:25 scale AMT kit reissue.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

MOONLANDER: SPACE EXPLORATION THE WAY IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN


WITH THE LATEST PLANS OF ELON MUSK HITTING THE HEADLINES it seems a good moment to revisit what I have dubbed 'factual futuristic' spacecraft, designs that seemed a good idea at the time, but which were never built.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

VICTORY FOR VIC TORRY: FLYING SAUCER FROM ATLANTIS MODELS


THE VIC TORRY FLYING SAUCER is the latest in the Atlantis Models five-inch saucer range, and comes with the usual accompaniment of a flashing LED.

Monday, September 18, 2017

FORD CLUB COUPE 'GAS MAN' RACER IN 1:25 SCALE


THIS RETRO DELUXE KIT IS A reissue of one of AMT’s very first Trophy Series kits, retaining the classic ‘three-in-one’ build options.

Friday, September 15, 2017

CASSINI SPACE PROBE'S FINAL PLUNGE TO A FIERY END

ONE OF THE LONGEST-SERVING and most adventurous space probes met a fiery end today, when it plunged into the atmosphere of the ringed gas-giant planet, Saturn.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BATBOAT IN BLACK: 1:25 SCALE FROM AMT


THE ROUND 2 COMPANY continues to delve into the tooling of its kit company acquisitions, in this case, AMT. So here is another in the Batman series, the Batboat, produced in 1:25 scale. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

1:24 SCALE McLAREN 570S SUPERCAR KIT FROM REVELL


THIS FULLY DETAILED 1:24 SCALE MCLAREN 570S kit from Revell is a new-tool production, definitely not a reissue of the Aoshima release, the only other available kit to a similar scale.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

INCOMING: CITROEN TYPE H STREET FOOD VAN


TO MOST OF US it's a French street food van, but the Japanese Ebbro company reckons the Citroen Type H is a Mobile Kitchen. Either description is fine, as our recent look at the Ebbro Crepe Mobile version shows that the basic kit is really worth building.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

PROTEUS SUBMARINE DIVES IN FROM FANTASTIC VOYAGE


CERTAIN SUBJECTS just cry out to be made as model kits, and sometimes you wonder why it takes so long. This is certainly the case with the Proteus, submarine star of the 1966 science-fiction movie Fantastic Voyage.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FLIPPING PANCAKES WITH THE 1:24 SCALE CITROEN TYPE H VAN FROM EBBRO


MODEL KITS OF THE CLASSIC Citroen H-Type van have been a bit like waiting for the proverbial bus. You wait ages when nothing appears, then several turn up at once, or in this case two Citroen Type H panel vans.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

LITTLE GREY FERGIE TRACTOR FROM HELLER


THE SURPRISE is not that Heller features a piece of farm machinery - Ertl has been specialising in such for years - but that this French company has released an archetypal British tractor.