Friday, December 19, 2014

WINDOW OF WONDERS - MAT'S MARVELLOUS MODEL MUSEUM


WE TOOK A LOOK through the window of Mat Irvine's 'Marvellous Model Museum' recently, and here are just a few of the pre-Christmas miniatures we saw there.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

THEO JANSEN'S EXTRAORDINARY STRANDBEEST - MECHANICAL CREATURES STROLLING ALONG BY THE SEA SHORE


DUTCH ARTIST-MODEL MAKER THEO JANSEN has been creating various mobile creations he calls Strandbeest for decades. Over the years, Theo has tweaked his mechanical creatures to the point where they can now react to their environment in a realistically lifelike way.

Monday, December 15, 2014

GET YOUR LIFE FIXED IN A BOX - MONDAY SMILE FROM JOHN HOLCROFT


ILLUSTRATOR JOHN HOLCROFT'S artwork style has a 1950s-era retro flavour, and here he echoes one of rising stars of that time, Airfix, with this satirical take on modern life's need for instant gratification.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

JUST PLAIN FOLKS? NO, WE ARE THE MUNSTERS - AND THIS IS A 1:9 SCALE KIT OF HERMAN


The Munsters TV series was made in the mid-1960s, and in back and white at that, but the story of America’s weirdest family is still intriguingly popular.

Friday, December 5, 2014

SEA THRU SEAPLANE - REPUBLIC SEABEE IN MINIATURE


THE REPUBLIC SEABEE IS AN unusual pusher-prop amphibian. And the 1:48 scale Glencoe Seabee kit is unusual too, for its transparent plastic components.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I'VE JUST SEEN A GHOST! THE PHANTOM MUSTANG FLIES IN FROM MONOGRAM

BACK WHEN 1:32 SCALE seemed an enormous model aircraft scale, the Monogram P-51D Phantom Mustang offered a truly unique extra, apart from sheer size - and that was in being transparent.

Monday, December 1, 2014

ROCKET REVISITED - REVELL SATURN V DATES BACK TO THE MOON MISSION DAYS, 46 YEARS AGO


THE 1:144 SCALE REVELL SATURN V is a reissue of a kit first produced by Monogram in 1968, released just as the giant rocket was making its first flights.

Friday, November 28, 2014

THE WEATHERING MAGAZINE - FULL OF ULTRA-USEFUL TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SCALE SUPER-REALISM



GOOD WEEKEND READING that should make those winter evening model-making sessions much more productive. It's a special online edition of a publication called 'The Weathering Magazine.'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

HAMEX 6 MODEL SHOW THIS SUNDAY


THE HAMEX 6 MODEL SHOW takes off once more in Hanslope, UK, this Sunday, November 30, 2014. The show will be masterminded by the boss of modelling tools, paints and accessories, Paul Fitzmaurice.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY BARGAINS - EXCELLENT MARKDOWN PRICES FROM AIRFIX


AIRFIX IS MAKING OUR MODELLING somewhat cheaper this week. The Black Friday Sale has started, and there are some amazing bargains to be had, direct from the Airfix website.

Monday, November 24, 2014

GORGEOUS RETRO BOX ART FOR THE RENWAL TWIN-FORTY SELF-PROPELLED ANTI-AIRCRAFT CANNON

WE ARE GREAT FANS OF OLD KITS AND retro-style box art at SMN, so news that Revell is re-releasing the old Renwal M42 Twin Forty AFV is very interesting indeed.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

USEFUL AND UNUSUAL 1:48 SCALE ISUZU TX40 FUEL TANKER


JAPANESE AIRCRAFT MODELS FROM THE WORLD WAR II era will look good on display, when backed up by this Isuzu TX40 fuel truck group from Hasegawa.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CLASSIC AMERICAN DINER FROM STONEY CREEK DESIGNS

STONEY CREEK DESIGNS are run by Roger Malinowski, author of many enthusiast articles and creator of notable railroad layouts. Roger has done design work for various manufacturers, and some years ago decided to manufacture his own Stoney Creek product line, with an aim to build a variety of structure kits to 1:48 quarter-scale.

Friday, November 14, 2014

GERMAN JET - ME 262 ONLINE REFERENCE FOR MODEL MAKERS


THE MESSERSCHMITT ME 262 was a high point of World War II Luftwaffe air power. Faster than anything else in the sky, the jet had the potential for taking command of the air.