Thursday, December 8, 2016

HOW TO MAKE A HOT WHEELS MAD MAX CUSTOM CAR

FANS OF THE MAD MAX movies will find this how-to video the right-on route to converting an off-the-shelf model car to a Hot-as-the-Outback Mad Maxmobile.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

1:72 SCALE CONVAIR SM-65D ATLAS MISSILE FROM HORIZON MODELS


THE COLD WAR NUCLEAR MISSILE AGE arrives from Australia with this Horizon Models Convair SM-65D Atlas, to 1:72 scale.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

STILL THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE FIGHTER: F-16 FIGHTING FALCON VIDEO KIT-BUILD

NEARLY 4600 F-16 FIGHTING FALCONS have been built since 1973. Today the US Air Force still flies the F-16, as do 25 other air arms. And that ubiquity is matched by model manufacturers, including Hasegawa.

Monday, November 28, 2016

DETAILED MILITARIA FROM KFS MODELS, INCLUDING A BRAND-NEW THUNDERBIRD MISSILE

KIT FORM SERVICES (KFS) IS UNUSUAL for offering military kits in 1:24 scale, rather than the standard 1:35. And that includes the big news for 2017, a model kit of the English Electric Thunderbird missile from the 1960s.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

SALUTE TO RON THORNTON, A VETERAN OF SPECIAL EFFECTS SCIENCE FICTION SHOWS


RON THORNTON (1957-2016) WAS WELL KNOWN for his CGI effects work on classic science fiction shows like Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

UFO ENCOUNTERS DIORAMA FROM ATLANTIS MODELS


HERE'S A NEAT LITTLE KIT for UFO enthusiasts. The Atlantis Models kit is easy to build and includes a lighting pack for after-dark encounters.

Monday, November 21, 2016

INCOMING 2017: REVELLATIONS AT SCALE MODELWORLD 2016



THE MAIN EUROPEAN KIT COMPANIES show us what’s up-and-coming at Scale ModelWorld. At the 2016 show, Revell served up a feast for the year to come.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

IPMS 2016: SCALE MODELWORLD WINNER CLOSEUPS

INCREDIBLE ATTENTION TO DETAIL and a beautiful finish mark out Stefano Marchetti's fantasy Ferrari. The model took overall gold in the 2016 International Plastic Modellers' Society (IPMS) competition.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BEAT THAT! AMAZING WORLD'S BIGGEST HOT WHEELS CAR COLLECTION

LOOK AND LOVE this collection of more than 3500 Hot Wheels cars, with a video that visits a specially-housed million-dollar display of miniatures.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FANTASY FERRARI RACER WINS AT SCALE MODELWORLD 2016



ITALIAN MODEL MAKER STEFANO MARCHETTI entered this blood-red alt-history Ferrari at the recent Scale ModelWorld show.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

INCOMING: NEW-TOOL ROYAL NAVY PHANTOM II FG.1



AS PLANNED, AIRFIX will be showing a development kit of this new-tool 1:72 scale McDonnell Douglas Phantom II at the IPMS show, Scale ModelWorld this weekend.

Friday, November 11, 2016

THE MIGHTY B-70 VALKYRIE, AND MORE AMAZING SUPERSONIC KITS


RARE AND COLLECTIBLE MODEL KITS are a popular subject with model builders. Here, Mat Irvine answers some questions about a North American Mach 3 bomber from the 1960s, the B-70 Valkyrie.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

INCOMING 2017: AIRFIX 1:48 SCALE HAWKER SEA FURY

YET ANOTHER 1:48 SCALE AIRFIX KIT DUE IN 2017 will be that classic heavy metal machine that saw service after World War II, the Hawker Sea Fury.