Saturday, July 4, 2015

TESTORS 1:48 SCALE UFO CRASH SCENE, INDEPENDENCE DAY, 1947

ON JULY 4, 68 YEARS AGO something supposedly happened near the town of Roswell, New Mexico, an event that the world has never forgotten. It was the purported crash of a UFO - an alien spacecraft - and the recovery of the crashed ship and several of its occupants.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAME BAT TIME, SAME BAT CHANNEL - FIVE NEW BATMOBILES FROM POLAR LIGHTS

IF YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH to remember the headline phrase from the 1960s TV series Batman, you are also old enough to remember a time when a conventional 1:25 scale Batmobile kit didn't exist. But now, a bit like waiting for the proverbial bus, several come along more or less at the same time.

Friday, June 26, 2015

BLAST FROM THE COLD WAR PAST - REVELL RELEASES 1:72 SCALE HANDLEY PAGE VICTOR K Mk 2

THIS IS A reissue of the original Matchbox kit of the Cold War-era RAF Handley Page Victor V-bomber, which was first issued in 1984. Revell-Germany took over the Matchbox name, along with most of the tooling in 1991.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NAZI V-WEAPONS AT LA COUPOLE ROCKET BASE, NORTHERN FRANCE


IF YOU ARE IN REACH OF Northern France, a trip to the site of a World War II Nazi rocket base could provide some excellent source reference for model projects.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ANDERSON IS GO AGAIN - AT ANDERCON 2015

LAST WEEKEND saw the second ANDERCON, organised by Jamie, the late Gerry Anderson’s son. This time the event was held at The Athena conference venue, Leicester, UK.

Monday, June 8, 2015

1:144 SCALE DRAGONFLY SUBORBITAL AIRCRAFT FROM JONNY QUEST TV SERIES

 THE FUTURISTIC QUEST LABS DRAGONFLY is a suborbital craft that featured in the 1960s TV series, Jonny Quest. The design’s huge tail might look unlikely to any real-life aircraft designer, but it has presence, that’s for sure. And now the Dragonfly is the subject of a Moebius Models 1:144 scale kit.

Friday, June 5, 2015

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON - 1:48 SCALE AC-47D GUNSHIP FROM REVELL

THIS KIT FEATURES A HEAVILY armed version of the stalwart Douglas C-47, used as an aerial gunship in the Vietnam War.

Monday, June 1, 2015

STEAMPUNK WORLD'S FAIR 2015 PROVIDES INSPIRATION FOR SCI-FI AND FANTASY MODELLERS



FOR SCI-FI AND FANTASY MODEL FANS, steampunk - Victorian flavoured gee-whizzery - has provided a new dimension to miniature making. And the recent 2015 Steampunk World's Fair (video above) provided plenty of ideas that might be incorporated into a scale model, especially where figures are concerned.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

COMING SOON - SMALLSPACE SHOW 2015


IF YOU WANT TO SEE live Daleks trundling about, Imperial stormtroopers marching forth, or robot dogs on the run, then smallspace 4 is the place to be, come July 12.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - MAT’S MARVELLOUS MODEL MUSEUM

A GOOD READ coming soon will be MAT’S MARVELLOUS MODEL MUSEUM, an interest-packed book that takes you on a guided tour through Mat Irvine’s incredible treasure-trove of scale models.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

STAR WARS CR90 - PRIDE OF THE CORELLIAN ENGINEERING CORPORATION



Here is a VERY detailed unboxing and full content review, featuring the powerful CR90 blockade runner space craft from Star Wars.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

AUTOMODELLISMO MINIATURE CAR SHOW TOMORROW SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015

SCALE CAR FANS have their annual treat at the HaMeX miniature vehicles show, held at Hanslope, UK. There will be the usual mix of beautifully crafted autos.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS - AND A 1:25 SCALE HUDSON HORNET


THIS IS A NEAT CONVERSION from resin manufacturer Jimmy Flintstone Studios, based on the Moebius Models 1:25 scale1953 Hudson Hornet. This creates a Flower Car, a type often seen accompanying American funeral processions.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

REVELL X-WING IN SPACE



NEVER SAY THAT STAR WARS fans are short of ideas when it comes to scoring movie tickets.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

CHICAGO TOY FAIR 2015 REPORT - aka THE KANE COUNTY TOY SHOW DOSSIER


THE 2015 CHICAGO TOY FAIR (though everyone still calls it the Kane County Toy Show) was held a couple of weeks ago at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Chicago. It was blessed with fine weather this year, and five of us turned up there bright and early, at 8 o’clock sharp.