Saturday, September 24, 2016

SCALE MODEL NEWS FROM THE ALL JAPAN MODEL AND HOBBY SHOW 2016

COURTESY THE BUSY VIDEO CREW AT HOBBY LINK JAPAN, here is a close look at the All Japan Model and Hobby Show 2016. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

SUPERCAR FROM JAPAN: NEW-GENERATION HONDA NSX TO 1:24 SCALE FROM TAMIYA


A GRINNING SHARK'S-MOUTH GRILLE marks out the latest Honda NSX to hit the streets. And Tamiya marks the entry of this Japanese supercar with a 1:24 scale replica.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MAKING MODEL AIRCRAFT FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

WORLD AIRLINES ARE FAMED FOR their glossy and inventive marking schemes. Whether it's a simple cheat line, or an overall finish like the Braniff jetliner (above) every airline strives for its aircraft to look different from the others at an airport.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

RETRO LOVERS SHOULD ENJOY THIS 1:25 SCALE FORD WOODY STATION WAGON FROM AMT

THIS 1941 FORD ‘WOODY’ STATION WAGON is a reissue of a kit that first appeared during the time the AMT name was owned by Ertl.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

1:72 SCALE RUSSIAN SS-25 ROCKET LAUNCHER VEHICLE FROM REVELL


REVELL'S NEW 1:72 SCALE KIT DEPICTS the mobile transporter for the SS-25 intercontinental ballistic missile. A single SS-25 is carried inside a long cylindrical housing.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CUBAN TRIO - COLD WAR CAR KITS FROM THE CUBAN CRISIS ERA


THE THAWING OF RELATIONS between the US and Cuba brings to mind an interesting set of car kits, released by AMT in the 1970s.

Friday, September 9, 2016

SCI-FI NOSTAGIA-FEST: MASTER MODEL MAKER CRAFTS DAN DARE SPACE FLEET

BRITISH SPACE HERO DAN DARE has been ignored by the mainstream model kit manufacturers. It has been down to individuals like special-effects model maker Martin Bower to produce one-off miniatures of the galaxy of spacecraft that filled author-illustrator Frank Hampson’s universe. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

AIRFIX 1:72 SCALE WHITLEY BOMBER IN MILITARY AND CIVIL VERSIONS


THE ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH AW38 WHITLEY was a twin-engine British bomber, used with some success in World War II. This new 1:72 scale Airfix kit is a useful range addition for model makers keen on aircraft from that era.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

FLASH GORDON AND THE MARTIAN: 1:8 SCALE SAVIOUR OF THE UNIVERSE, WITH A SMALL, ALIEN COMPANION


MODEL COMPANIES CONTINUE TO SURPRISE and delight, a trend that is certainly the case with this Flash Gordon and the Martian kit from Atlantis Models. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

METAL EARTH LASER-CUT SHERMAN TANK


A RECENT VISIT TO THE BRITISH ARMY TANK MUSEUM STORE gave us a chance to inspect something a little different - a laser-cut model of a World War II Sherman tank.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

DELIGHT FOR BEETLE LOVERS: NEW REVELL 1:24 SCALE 1968 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE


REVELL HAS PRODUCED A 1:24 SCALE KIT of this most famous of German cars for many years. However, this latest kit is a brand-new updated version, with more detail and accuracy than the earlier offering.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

'WE DID IT' MODEL CELEBRATES A MASSIVE TRANSCONTINENTAL DELIVERY JOB

STANDING IN THE VAST CORNFIELDS of northern Illinois is the Fermilab, the world’s second largest particle accelerator. Much of Fermilab lies underground, but in the huge Wilson Hall, a 1:87 scale model displays how a massive piece of equipment was delivered. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

THE PREHISTORIC FLINTSTONES FLINTMOBILE TO 1:25 SCALE


FANS OF THE CLASSIC FLINTSTONES CARTOON series can now enjoy this latest kit release from the Lindberg line.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

LEE CARNIHAN’S MAGIC OF MODEL MAKING: RAIL SETS AND MORE

MODEL RAIL SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED with easily available ready-made buildings and trackside equipment. Is it model-making though? Maybe not if that's as far as a train set goes, but when dioramas are concerned, it's a different matter.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

MASTER SERIES KITS FROM REVELL: PREQUEL TO THE LATEST STAR WARS MOVIE 'ROGUE ONE'


THREE REVELL MASTER SERIES STAR WARS kits are being released in synch with publicity for the upcoming new Star Wars movie Rogue One.