Friday, May 31, 2013

1:24 SCALE 'BOOT HILL EXPRESS' CUSTOM CAR KIT FROM MONOGRAM



Mat Irvine: A classic custom car kit from the days of hippies and flower power, now a 1:24 scale reissue from Monogram.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

INCOMING: 1:72 SCALE IRAN STEALTH HOAX-JET



David Jefferis: In February 2013, Iran revealed a so-called ‘stealth’ fighter plane, the Qaher 313 Conqueror. And now we have Fantastic Plastic revealing its 1:72 scale model of what proved to be a ground-hugger hoax-jet.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SALUTE TO LEGENDARY MONKEEMOBILE CUSTOM CAR DESIGNER DEAN JEFFRIES



Mat Irvine: Dean Jeffries, the famed American car customizer, died aged 80 earlier this month, May 5, 2013. He was probably best known as the designer and builder of the Monkeemobile, stylish wheels for the 1960s pop-band, The Monkees. And here it is again in 2013, a 1:25 scale kit re-released by Round 2 Models.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

DEADLY MISSILE ARSENAL: 1:144 SCALE COLD WAR NUCLEAR KILLERS FROM MONOGRAM



Mat Irvine: A newly-reissued Cold War missile set from Monogram, featuring 20 missiles from the opposing forces, all to the same 1:144 scale.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CALLING ON ALIENS? 1:48 SCALE VOYAGER SPACEPROBE FROM HASEGAWA



Mat Irvine: It’s perhaps a slightly odd decision for Hasegawa to model a spaceprobe that is more than 35 years old… but let us be pleased the company did, as it is a very interesting kit for any space enthusiast.

Monday, May 13, 2013

INCOMING: TAMIYA F-4U 'BIRDCAGE' CORSAIR


Fans of big 1:32 scale will be pleased with the latest from Tamiya, due on display at the Shizuoka show in Japan in a few days time.

Friday, May 10, 2013

DEADLY NIGHTSHADE FROM ITALERI: MARTIN B-57G NIGHTHAWK TO I:72 SCALE


Italeri’s 1:72 scale Martin B-57G Nighthawk is one of those golden oldie model kits that’s been around for a looong time. But it remains an interesting subject, representing a highly successful early medium jet bomber.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SMALL-SIZE CARS, FULL-SIZE CARS: REPORT FROM AUTOMODELLISMO 2013


 

Mat Irvine: Last Sunday saw the third Automodellismo Show for auto miniatures, held in Hanslope, near Milton Keynes, UK.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

INCOMING: 1:32 SCALE GLOSTER METEOR WORLD WAR II JET FROM HONG KONG MODELS



Here’s another big-scale aircraft from Hong Kong Models (HKM). It’s a 1:32 scale Gloster Meteor, the first British jet fighter, and first operational jet flying for the Allies in World War II.

Monday, May 6, 2013

INCOMING: SUPER-GIANT 1:32 SCALE AVRO LANCASTER FROM HONG KONG MODELS



It looks like the Hong Kong Models Avro Lancaster will be available sometime in June. And it looks a can’t-miss-out hit with modellers.

Friday, May 3, 2013

INCOMING: AUTOMODELLISMO 2013 MODEL CAR EVENT THIS SUNDAY, MAY 5



This year marks the 60th anniversary of 'America's sports car’, the Chevrolet Corvette, so the organizers of Automodellismo 2013 have made the tasty sportster star of the show.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

MODELKRAFT SHOW 2013: A FEAST OF SCALE TALENT ON DISPLAY



MAT IRVINE:
The UK-based Milton Keynes Scale Model Club held its annual ModelKraft Show recently, and there were thousands of beautifully-finished miniatures on display.