Wednesday, October 30, 2013

“WE’RE AT WARP 9.6 CAPTAIN: THE ENGINES CANNA TAKE IT ANY MORE!” “WRONG SHIP SCOTTIE: THIS IS A ROMULAN WARBIRD!”


Star Trek lives with an interesting fortnightly, ‘The Official Starships Collection’ from partwork publisher, Eaglemoss.

Monday, October 28, 2013

iHOBBY EXPO 2013: MAT IRVINE’S WRAP-UP REPORT


My last look at the excellent iHobby Expo 2013 includes some famous and not-so-famous faces, and even a book of mine.

Friday, October 25, 2013

REVELL-MONOGRAM AT iHOBBY EXPO 2013 AND THE TOLEDO COLLECTORS TOY FAIR



Mat Irvine: The model company located nearest to iHobby Expo 2013’s Schaumberg Conference Center venue, Revell-Monogram, displayed new products only on the Saturday.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

iHOBBY EXPO 2013: MAT IRVINE PREVIEWS NEW MOEBIUS MODELS



Moebius Models performed a neat trick for 2013. The company was present at iHobby Expo in Chicago, while simultaneously mounting a display some 400km (250 miles) away, at the Toledo Collectors Toy Fair, Sylvania, Ohio.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

iHOBBY 2013: MAT IRVINE SCOPES OUT NEW SCI-FI STUFF FROM PEGASUS HOBBIES



Pegasus Hobbies is the brainchild of Larry Thompson (on stand, above) starting some years ago with accessories produced for model car builders. Today, Pegasus is far better known for its kits covering the wide topic of science-fiction.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

iHOBBY EXPO 2013: MAT IRVINE SPIES THE NEW MINICRAFT 1:72 SCALE MARTIN PBM-5 MARINER




There is always a ‘model of the show’ at iHobby Expo, and although there weren’t any big fanfares to accompany it, and although I’m not really a big aircraft fan, my nomination nevertheless goes to the brand-new 1:72 scale Martin PBM-5A Mariner from Minicraft.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

iHOBBY EXPO 2013, CHICAGO: SHOW REPORT FROM MAT IRVINE


iHobby Expo, the main showcase for what’s new in US model-making, returned to the Chicago area from October 3-8, 2013, after a brief relocation to Cleveland, Ohio, in 2012.

Friday, October 11, 2013

INCOMING: REVELL AIRBUS A350 XWB TEST SHOT PIX



Revell already has the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in its kit lineup, so now its European competitor is approaching, in the form of the 1:144 scale Airbus A350-900.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

COLD WAR WARRIOR RETURNS: 1:48 SCALE AIRFIX JAVELIN DELTA-WING INTERCEPTOR



The first 1:48 scale model of the twin-jet Gloster Javelin, this Airfix kit is bound to be popular with fans of Cold War-era aviation technology.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

INCOMING: SECRET SOVIET LUNAR SPACECRAFT TO 1:48 SCALE



A detailed 1:48 scale kit of the one-man Soviet LK Lunar Lander, built to beat NASA to the Moon in the heady Space Race days of the 1960s.