Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MINIATURE WINDMILL ADDS REALISM TO SCALE MODEL DIORAMAS



WE RAN ACROSS an old Airfix windmill kit in an antique shop recently. The kit was one of the Trackside Series range, all produced to model rail 00/H0 scale.

Friday, March 24, 2017

1:72 SCALE RED PELICAN AEROBATIC JET TRAINER FROM AIRFIX


THIS IS A NEAT VARIATION ON THE existing Jet Provost T3 kit from Airfix. The kit is boxed with four pots of paint, a brush, and a mini-tube of cement, all in the familiar Starter Set format.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE RETURNS

AIRFIX IS ON A BUSY release schedule at the moment. Here's a fine 1:72 scale kit for World War II aviation buffs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

INCOMING: 1:72 SCALE BLACK-AND-WHITE BIPLANE FROM AIRFIX



PRE-ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN for this new version of the 1:72 scale Airfix BE2c, a new-tool kit released late 2016.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ROCKETSHIP X-M RETURNS FROM RETRO-SPACE


SCIENCE FICTION B-MOVIES WERE A STAPLE OF CINEMAS in the 1950s. Many were appalling, such as Plan 9 from Outer Space. A few were extremely good, such Forbidden Planet, and Destination Moon. Others sat in the middle, the so-so zone occupied by the likes of Rocketship X-M.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

COLD WAR ALT-HISTORY: SOVIET CUSTOM CARS AS THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN


ARTIST ANDREI TKACHENKO has created his own alternative Soviet automotive history. Andrei's handsome artwork reveals a custom style that didn't exist in the real-life Soviet Union.

Monday, March 13, 2017

INCOMING: '49 MERCURY 2-DOOR CLUB COUPE FROM AMT


THIS IS AN ALL-TIME FAVE AMT customizing kit. Originally issued in the 1960s Trophy Series, the ’49 Mercury was popular in both full-size and model form as a basis for many build variations.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

WHY YOU CANNOT MAKE STAR TREK MODELS ALL TO THE SAME SCALE



WE'RE HUGE FANS OF CONSTANT SCALE MODELLING. It's the only way to be able to accurately compare different subjects.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

WIN A 1:48 SCALE CANBERRA JET


WIN AN AIRFIX ENGLISH ELECTRIC CANBERRA by answering a simple multiple choice question.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2: TRAILER FOR MORE SCI-FI SCALE MODELS?



THIS IS THE NEW TRAILER for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and others. It's set for release from May 5, 2017.