Friday, July 26, 2013

INCOMING: ROYAL AIR FORCE RESUPPLY SET FROM AIRFIX



This neat diorama detailing set to 1:72 scale makes useful news from Airfix.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

INCOMING: REVELL JUNKERS Ju-88 A4 KIT TO 1:32 SCALE



World War II aviation fans can look forward to this big-scale model of the widely-used Junkers Ju-88.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

DEATH OF THE MODELZONE CHAIN: MAT BRINGS BACK PICTURES FROM THE EDGE


Mat Irvine popped in to Milton Keynes, UK, to see how the local branch of the moribund Modelzone chain was doing today. The results you see here.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

UK MODELZONE STORES BEING CLOSED: RIPMAX BUYS WHOLESALE SIDE AMERANG



Modelzone had up to 47 stores across the UK, but ran into trading problems in 2012, moving into administration in June 2013.

UK GOVERNMENT BACKS LEADING-EDGE SABRE ENGINE: MEANTIME, YOU CAN FLY HIGH WITH THE HERPA 1:250 SCALE MODEL




SKYLON UPDATE: The UK Government is investing £60m GBP ($92m USD) on the Skylon's revolutionary Sabre engine, to enable a full-scale prototype to be built - so maybe this special edition model isn't pie-in-the-sky. 


Friday, July 12, 2013

INCOMING: EASY AIRFIX COMPETITION TO WIN A 1:48 SCALE WESTLAND LYNX HELICOPTER KIT



One of several competitions running at Airfix, this looks like a neat way of scoring the excellent 1:48 kit of the highly successful Lynx helicopter.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

GATE, SPRUE AND RUNNER: BASIC GUIDE TO WHAT MAKES A PLASTIC KIT



During a chat with a group of model makers recently, it seemed there was some confusion as to what the items that components arrive on are called. So, an explanation…

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DALEKS RULE: SCALE MODEL SCI-FI TAKES COMMAND IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE


Our second look at the weekend smallspace space, science-fiction and fantasy model show begins with life-size Daleks taking over the Buckinghamshire village of Hanslope, home to the show.

Monday, July 8, 2013

SMALLSPACE MODEL SHOW GOES BALLISTIC: SUCCESSFUL SECOND MISSION ACCOMPLISHED



The second smallspace show - featuring space, science fiction and fantasy models - was a wild success.


INCOMING: HARD-CHARGING 1:43 SCALE CORGI DIECAST LOTUS PERFORMANCE CAR RANGE



With Team Lotus currently standing third in the Formula One Driver’s World Championship, it’s an appropriate time for Corgi to start a collection of Lotus sports and racing cars.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

INCOMING: SMALLSPACE 2013 - SPACE, SCIENCE-FICTION AND FANTASY MODEL SHOW


The second annual SMALLSPACE event is coming this Sunday, July 7. This year the show has a twin focus - on the late Gerry Anderson of THUNDERBIRDS fame, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC TV series DOCTOR WHO.