Friday, June 28, 2013

MORE SUPER-SIZE MODELS: DOWN ON THE FARM WITH 1:16 SCALE TRACTORS



Mat Irvine: Here’s an interesting selection of farm machinery, on sale via the UK-based distributor, Accurate Diecast.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

STRUCTURAL MODEL KITS - IS THE HASEGAWA 1:16 SCALE SOPWITH CAMEL THE START OF SOMETHING BIG?


News of the 1:16 scale Hasegawa Sopwith Camel makes us wonder if ultra-large scales are on the growth list for future scale models.

Monday, June 24, 2013

INCOMING: FASCINATING 'SEE-INSIDE' HASEGAWA 1:16 SCALE SOPWITH CAMEL FIGHTER KIT



SMN report: Due shortly in stores worldwide is this 1:16 scale Hasegawa ‘Museum Quality’ structural kit of the Sopwith Camel F1, an iconic single-seat World War I fighter plane.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

INCOMING MONSTERFEST: ALIEN CREATURE KIT TO 1:8 SCALE FROM MPC



Mat Irvine: Here’s a blast from the past with a reissue of the first Alien kit ever issued, a 1:8 scale science-fiction monster from MPC, now produced by Round 2 LLC.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MEGA-MODEL BOMBER: TAKING ORDERS FOR HONG KONG MODELS B-17G FLYING FORTRESS



David Jefferis: The long-awaited 1:32 scale Boeing B-17G from Hong Kong Models is at last nearly ready, with orders being taken for July deliveries.

Monday, June 17, 2013

ROBBY THE ROBOT FROM POLAR LIGHTS: HUMANOID MACHINE CARRIES ALTAIRA, THE LUSCIOUS SPACE-GIRL



Mat Irvine: Robby the Robot, mechanoid star of the classic movie ‘Forbidden Planet’ is now available as a 1:12 scale ‘Movie Poster Edition’ kit that depicts the space-girl Altaira in its arms.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TOUCHDOWN: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENT TAMIYA KIT TECHNOLOGY WITH THE 1:32 SCALE F4U-1 CORSAIR



We reported on the incoming Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair last month, and can now show pictures of an assembled kit, finished to display standards.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TAMIYA 1:32 P-51 MUSTANG: A BEAUTIFULLY ENGINEERED MODEL KIT OF A FAMOUS FIGHTER



David Jefferis: Official Tamiya photos reveal details of the company’s 1:32 scale three-in-one combo kit of the North American Mustang.

Friday, June 7, 2013

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! NEW GERRY ANDERSON SERIES COMING IN 2015



UK toy company Vivid Imaginations is to release models and toys for a new Thunderbirds are Go! series, having signed up as master toy partner.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

GREAT GROWLING GORILLA: THE MIGHTY KOGAR 1:12 SCALE SNAP-TOGETHER KIT ROARS IN FROM MOEBIUS MODELS



Mat Irvine: A brand-new kit from Moebius Models features a fictional giant ape called the Mighty Kogar, a creature created originally as a homage to the famed King Kong.

Monday, June 3, 2013

CHINA IN SPACE: TWO 1:48 SCALE ORBITAL SPACECRAFT KITS FROM GREAT WALL HOBBY



China’s continuing technological progress is reflected by a fine pair of 1:48 scale real-space kits from Great Wall Hobby, the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft and Tiangong-1 space lab module.