Monday, April 24, 2017

CITROEN DS 19: A FRENCH GODDESS FROM EBBRO OF JAPAN


AND ABOUT TIME TOO!  It’s taken 60 years for a 1:24 scale Citroen DS 19 to be released - and it’s not from Heller of France, but from Ebbro of Japan.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1:25 SCALE BATMOBILE, AS FEATURED IN ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’ MOVIE

THE SUICIDE SQUAD BATMOBILE KIT comes from the 2016 movie, and is a repackaged version of the existing Moebius Models 1:25 scale Batmobile, as issued for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Friday, April 14, 2017

STAR WARS 'THE LAST JEDI' FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY IN HOLLYWOOD and the new Star Wars teaser-trailer is already here. The countdown begins for the latest movie in the long-running saga, called The Last Jedi.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ORIGAMI ARTIST: SCIENTIST TURNS PAPER MODEL CREATOR



A QUARTER CENTURY AGO, physicist Robert Lang worked on laser technology at the US space agency, NASA. Things changed in 2001, when Lang left his job in order to follow his childhood interest, the paper-folding art of origami.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

VISIT TO THE PEGASUS HOBBIES MEGASTORE

PEGASUS HOBBIES is billed as the largest hobby store in southern California (SoCal), and having walked all the aisles, I can confirm the statement is true.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

CLASSIC SABRE JET FROM AIRFIX


YOUTUBER TOM GRIGAT"S stop-frame video builds are hypnotically excellent. And here's another one for you, of the Airfix 1:72 scale F-86F Sabre.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MINIATURE WINDMILL ADDS REALISM TO SCALE MODEL DIORAMAS



WE RAN ACROSS an old Airfix windmill kit in an antique shop recently. The kit was one of the Trackside Series range, all produced to model rail 00/H0 scale.

Friday, March 24, 2017

1:72 SCALE RED PELICAN AEROBATIC JET TRAINER FROM AIRFIX


THIS IS A NEAT VARIATION ON THE existing Jet Provost T3 kit from Airfix. The kit is boxed with four pots of paint, a brush, and a mini-tube of cement, all in the familiar Starter Set format.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE RETURNS

AIRFIX IS ON A BUSY release schedule at the moment. Here's a fine 1:72 scale kit for World War II aviation buffs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

INCOMING: 1:72 SCALE BLACK-AND-WHITE BIPLANE FROM AIRFIX



PRE-ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN for this new version of the 1:72 scale Airfix BE2c, a new-tool kit released late 2016.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ROCKETSHIP X-M RETURNS FROM RETRO-SPACE


SCIENCE FICTION B-MOVIES WERE A STAPLE OF CINEMAS in the 1950s. Many were appalling, such as Plan 9 from Outer Space. A few were extremely good, such Forbidden Planet, and Destination Moon. Others sat in the middle, the so-so zone occupied by the likes of Rocketship X-M.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

COLD WAR ALT-HISTORY: SOVIET CUSTOM CARS AS THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN


ARTIST ANDREI TKACHENKO has created his own alternative Soviet automotive history. Andrei's handsome artwork reveals a custom style that didn't exist in the real-life Soviet Union.

Monday, March 13, 2017

INCOMING: '49 MERCURY 2-DOOR CLUB COUPE FROM AMT


THIS IS AN ALL-TIME FAVE AMT customizing kit. Originally issued in the 1960s Trophy Series, the ’49 Mercury was popular in both full-size and model form as a basis for many build variations.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

WHY YOU CANNOT MAKE STAR TREK MODELS ALL TO THE SAME SCALE



WE'RE HUGE FANS OF CONSTANT SCALE MODELLING. It's the only way to be able to accurately compare different subjects.