Thursday, August 27, 2015

LIFE’S A BEACH WHEN YOU MAKE AN ED ROTH SURFITE CUSTOM CAR

THE SURFITE IS A REISSUE OF one of Ed Roth’s smallest custom vehicles. Revell originally issued the 1:25 scale Surfite in the 1960s, and it has had just one reissue since. This was part of the SSP (Selected Subjects Program) Phase 4, Fall 1993, so even that was more than 20 years ago.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

BEAUTIFULLY MADE MODEL OF ARLINGTON ROW COTTAGES

NOT EVERY MODEL comes out of a box, and here is a beautiful example of traditional model making at its best.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

MUNSTERS OR MONSTERS? WE'LL TAKE BOTH WITH THIS 1:25 SCALE CHEVY TRUCK

THE MUNSTERS CHEVY MONSTER TRUCK is a reissue of the existing AMT Chevy Monster Truck, but this time round, the kit is marketed as a vehicle supposedly used by The Munsters, the ghoulish family of a TV comedy series that first aired from 1964-66.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2016 INCOMING - AIRFIX 1:48 SCALE GLOSTER METEOR TWINJET

BIG NEWS FOR fans of the jet age is that Airfix will be releasing a 1:48 scale Gloster Meteor next year - and the pre-order hotline is already open.

Monday, August 17, 2015

RENWAL AEROSKINS

HERE'S AN OLD IDEA that might just be ready for a 21st century revamp. The strip-style advert (above) portrayed grizzled old Captain Billy asking grandson Kid about a novel Renwal product, pre-painted Aeroskins, an interesting idea that didn't last long. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MARTIN SEAMASTER - SLEEK FLYING BOAT JET BOMBER

HERE'S A SLEEK AIRCRAFT that's of interest to classic kit collectors and builders. The Martin Seamaster was one of the best-looking bombers ever made, even if it didn't have a long career.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

MAT'S MARVELLOUS MODEL MUSEUM


A GOOD READ FOR ALL MODEL enthusiasts, Mat's Marvellous Model Museum is part autobiography and part kit history. It's a fascinating read that's available online now.

Friday, August 7, 2015

BEWARE! THE INVADERS ARE COMING FROM ATLANTIS



THIS IS AN ATLANTIS MODELS reissue of an original Aurora kit of the alien craft that featured in the 1960s TV science fiction series, The Invaders.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

BUILDING THE POLAR LIGHTS 1:25 SCALE BATMOBILE

BATMAN MODEL KITS and collectibles are as popular as the movies themselves, and this 1:25 scale Batmobile kit from Polar Lights is no exception.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

'WHISTLING DEATH' CORSAIR VIDEO



THIS MOVIE HAS REALLY UNUSUAL INTRO and outro sequences. People do think of the most unusual places to attach a video camera.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BIG B-1B 'BONE' FROM REVELL


FANS OF BIG BOMBER models could do worse than look at the Revell B-1B Lancer kit. It's a biggie all right - to 1:48 scale, the model measures some 921 mm (36.26 in) when assembled.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SCRATCH-BUILDING A ‘NEW HORIZONS’ PLUTO PROBE TO 1:8 SCALE


IT TOOK NEARLY TEN YEARS and a journey of three billion miles, but the space probe New Horizons finally flew close by the sub-zero world of Pluto on July 14, 2015. And here is Mat Irvine’s account of scratch-building a 1:8 scale model of the probe for a BBC TV show.

Friday, July 24, 2015

ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO 2015 - AIRCRAFT AND MODELS



A NICE VIDEO courtesy Airfix and Corgi of the UK's premier air display, the Royal International Air Tattoo 2015, held at RAF Fairford earlier this month. It makes good viewing, especially the camouflage-finish EFA Typhoon and bat-like Avro Vulcan. Click for full-screen mode, to max out on those all too brief glimpses of the modelling side of things.