Saturday, November 10, 2018

INCOMING: SPECTACULAR 1:24 SCALE GRUMMAN F6F-5 HELLCAT FROM AIRFIX


AIRFIX IS ON A ROLL and this giant-size kit underlines the excellence of new products from this company.

Monday, November 5, 2018

1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 1:25 SCALE WAGON CUSTOMIZING KIT FROM AMT


UNLIKE SOME RECENT AMT reissues that use more recent tooling, this 1:25 scale Lincoln Continental is based on the original annual kit, first released in 1965.

Monday, October 29, 2018

COLLECTIBLE 42-PART FLYING AUTOMOBILE KIT FROM GLADEN ENTERPRISES



IF YOU READ ALMOST ANY popular-science magazine from the 1950s, you will see that by 2018 we ought to be driving flying cars, even taking vacations on the Moon.

Monday, October 22, 2018

INCOMING KITS: NEW ROUND 2 MODELS


THE WONDERFEST SHOW IN KENTUCKY IS A MEGA-DRAW for fans of the linked genres of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. Here we look at models coming from the Round 2 company.

Monday, October 15, 2018

AMAZING WONDERFEST MEGA MODEL SHOW 2018

WONDERFEST IS THE LARGEST science-fiction/fantasy/horror model show you are likely to visit. WonderFest shows off a galaxy of talent every summer in Kentucky.

Monday, October 8, 2018

REVELL 'BLACK PEARL' GALLEON, AS SEEN IN THE MOVIE 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN'


IN 2017, WE REVIEWED the 895-part Revell 1:72 scale kit of the Black Pearl, as seen in the Disney movie saga Pirates of the Caribbean. The kit we show here is a smaller 1:150 scale version of the same ship, though it still comes with 112 parts.

Monday, October 1, 2018

'A WAR IN MINIATURE' - AMAZING MODEL COLLECTION AT THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT, SEATTLE


ONE OF THE BEST AEROSPACE MUSEUMS is the Museum of Flight, Seattle. And the MoF is also home to one of the best model collections you can find.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

HAN'S SPEEDER FROM THE MOVIE 'SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY'


THE STAR WARS MERCHANDISE MACHINE continues to be a massive generator of spacecraft models and kits. Han’s Speeder is a Revell 1:28 scale miniature of the vehicle seen in the 2018 Star Wars release Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

INCOMING: HURRICANE MOVIE AND AIRFIX SEA HURRICANE



DRAMA IN THE SKIES and on the ground both feature in this upcoming movie. That's good, as the Hawker Hurricane deserves a share of the limelight usually reserved for its elegant sibling fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire.

SAD LOSS OF HANNANTS MODEL STORE PROPRIETOR

WE ARE SAD TO REPORT that David Hannant died recently, aged 88. He may not be that familiar to you, but the Hannants stores have been going for many years, the UK’s largest importer and distributor of model items. 

Monday, September 3, 2018

REVELL KITS GO TO ATLANTIS MODELS


THE REVELL GROUP’S PARENT COMPANY HOBBICO ceased trading in April 2018. Since then there has been a lot of activity, and plenty of speculation. But now the situation is becoming clearer.

Monday, August 27, 2018

1:48 SCALE MiG-21 SMT FROM REVELL

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT 1:48 scale Revell kit of the MiG-21, the most-widely produced jet fighter of the former Soviet Union.

AMAZING MODELS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST MINIATURE AIRPORT



MAYBE THIS IS THE NEXT STAGE OF MODEL-MAKING beyond assembly and display at model shows and events.

Monday, August 20, 2018

ARTIST THEO JANSEN: STRANDBEEST EVOLUTION 2018



OK, THESE STRANGE CRITTERS are not exactly our usual scale model fare, but the Dutch artist Theo Jansen surely shares the care and craftsmanship we put into our own miniatures.