Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
When Hornby acquired Airfix, it got Humbrol as well, providing an ideal addition to Hornby’s modelling portfolio, for Humbrol is one of the world’s major model paint and accessory manufacturers.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Amerang is one of the main UK importers for a wide range of companies that make ‘Comic Book Collectibles’, figures of famous fantasy faces, ranging from Batman to Iron Man and many more.
Monday, January 28, 2013
LONDON TOY FAIR REPORT: MAT IRVINE
There were not that many specialist ready-built manufacturers at the 2013 London Toy Fair, but one of the best-known is Oxford Diecast, a 10-year old company that makes a wide range of vehicles.
Labels: Oxford Diecast
Saturday, January 26, 2013
REPORT: MAT IRVINE
Revell continues as arguably the world’s largest model-kit company, including the US Revell-Monogram branch. For 2013, there are brand-new kits, backed up by a horde of reissues in various forms.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The London Toy Fair is primarily about ‘toys’, rather than ‘scale models’, but there were plenty of the latter at the show this year, both construction kits and ready-builts.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Here’s an interesting piece of transnational cooperation: Tamiya and Italeri in league to produce an operational standard V-22 Osprey with a unit marking decal set for Okinawa deployment.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The successful Limited Edition outfit OttOmobile has some interesting car choices coming up shortly, starting with a rare racer, the Venturi 400 Trophy, to 1:18 scale.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
SMN REPORT: MAT IRVINE
Revell-Monogram has reissued the classic Ed Roth ‘Tweedy Pie’ hot rod car kit to 1:25 scale, with some parts retooled, to include a tubular fuel tank and motorcycle-type fenders.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
It’s that time of the year again, when Airfix introduces its latest Club-only kit edition. And the 2013 Airfix Club kit is called ‘Under the Red Star’ but instead of featuring a single subject, there are three 1:72 scale fighters, all in the same box.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The long awaited Revell 1:25 scale 1950 Oldsmobile ‘Rocket 88’ Club Coupe 2'n1 kit has finally arrived, and it looks to have been well worth the wait.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Here’s the latest in the Helicopters series we featured at first publication in September 2012. This one features a Westland S-55 Whirlwind, finished in the bright yellow markings of Royal Air Force Rescue.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Most plastic car kits can be approached in a similar way, whether the subject is a simple snap-together model or an intricately detailed miniature. Ninety nine percent of the time, the boxed plastic components are polystyrene, so materials, techniques, and final look are fairly similar, whatever the starting point.