Friday, November 27, 2015

THE MODELHAUS - MODEL CARS, SPARES, AND A RETRO-STYLE SHASTA AIRFLYTE



THERE ARE PLENTY of companies making aftermarket parts for model cars, but few offer a range as comprehensive as that available from The Modelhaus.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MODEL CAR DECADES - THE SCALE AUTO BOOKS OF BILL COULTER


MODEL CAR HISTORIAN Bill Coulter has written three excellent colour books for anyone who loves retro-style Americana, and the greatest pony car of them all, the Ford Mustang.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WINNING MODELS AT SCALE MODELWORLD 2015


SCALE MODELWORLD is the national show for the UK IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society). It was held over November 7-8, 2015, at the Telford International Conference Centre.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

'MILANO' SPACECRAFT FROM THE SCI-FI MOVIE 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY'



THE HOLLYWOOD HIT Guardians of the Galaxy was a rip-roaring space opera that punched its way to popularity, and now stands in third place on the Marvel Studios all-time hit list. And now Fantastic Plastic has released a 1:144 scale kit of the Milano, a ship that plays a similar sort of role in Guardians to the Millennium Falcon in the various Star Wars movies.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2016 INCOMING: AIRFIX BOEING B-17G FLYING FORTRESS


ANOTHER AIRCRAFT KIT TO LOOK FORWARD to in 2016, the upcoming 1:72 scale Airfix Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress looks to be well waiting for. And that’s just as well, because release isn’t slated until Q3 2016, so it’ll probably be October 2016 before we see the kit in stores.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

VIDEO LOOK AT IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD, TELFORD 2105



FOR THOSE OF US WHO didn't make it to the huge IPMS ModelWorld at Telford, UK, here's a roundup of what was there.

Friday, November 13, 2015

RIP GEORGE BARRIS, KING OF THE KUSTOMIZERS

GEORGE BARRIS, PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN US car customiser - and inspiration for many custom car kits - died on November 5, 2015. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

2016 INCOMING - VICTOR B2 V-BOMBER FROM AIRFIX


ON DISPLAY THIS WEEKEND AT THE massive IPMS Scale ModelWorld at Telford, UK, is this latest 1:72 scale jet project from Airfix.

Friday, November 6, 2015

INCOMING: FLYING FLAPJACK FIGHTER FROM KITTY HAWK MODEL


LOVERS OF WEIRD and wonderful aircraft of the past will be delighted that Kitty Hawk Model has made an excellent 1:48 scale kit of a 1940s rarity, the Vought XF5U-1, tastily nicknamed the 'Flying Flapjack.'

Wednesday, November 4, 2015