Saturday, March 31, 2018

TIANGONG-1 SPACE STATION HURTLES BACK TO EARTH: AND THERE'S A 1:48 SCALE MODEL TO MATCH IT


TIANGONG-1 IS THE NAME OF THE Chinese prototype space station, launched in September 2011. It was visited by several taikonauts (Chinese astronauts) up to 2013, but in 2016, ground controllers lost contact with the craft - and now it has plunged back to Earth. Most of Tiangong-1 burnt up during a fiery, uncontrolled re-entry, with surviving parts splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.  

Thursday, March 29, 2018

WHERE’S THE FIRE?! FLAMEOUT CUSTOM SHOW ROD FROM AMT


THIS KIT REPRESENTS an AMT show rod that was designed as a custom concept. First released in the 1970s, this new version includes a number of useful extras.

Monday, March 26, 2018

TWO MODEL KIT NAMES HOLD HANDS: MOEBIUS JOINS PEGASUS


KIT-MAKER MOEBIUS MODELS has linked with Pegasus Hobbies, another company that releases many science fiction and fantasy subjects.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

1:35 SCALE TACOM V-2 KIT: FINISHED AT LAST!

HERE IS PART THREE OF BUILDING this highly complex triple-kit from Hong Kong-based Takom.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ROCK ’N’ ROLL ERA RACER: 1:25 SCALE FORD ANGLIA DRAG COUPE FROM REVELL

THE 1:25 SCALE REVELL ANGLIA DRAG COUPE is a neatly presented blast from the past, for the kit goes back many years.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

INCOMING: CLASSIC 'LOST IN SPACE' SCI-FI SERIES REBOOT FROM NETFLIX



LOVERS OF THE OLD 'LOST IN SPACE' TV SERIES have something new to watch. It's the upcoming reboot, due to premiere online in ten episodes from Netflix on April 13, 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

1:16 SCALE MODEL OF THE RED BARON'S INFAMOUS FOKKER TRIPLANE




HERE'S A BEAUTIFULLY MADE Fokker Triplane, made by Tom Grigat, a master of building scale models, and of creating stop-motion mini-movies that show how they are assembled.

Friday, March 9, 2018

1:24 SCALE ZZ TOP ELIMINATOR FORD COUPE FROM REVELL

ROCK BAND ZZ TOP MEETS the world of scale models with this 1:24 scale kit release from Revell.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

FROM RAGNAROK INTERCEPTOR TO STAR WARS ROBOTS: A SALUTE TO TOM WEST, THE KIT KING

TOM WEST IS A FAMILIAR NAME to many movers and shakers of the US model kit industry, though he is less well known to the general public.

Monday, March 5, 2018

RADIO CONTROL SCHOOL BUS WITH THE TAMIYA KING YELLOW


THIS NIFTY TAKE on a radio control theme from Tamiya offers a bright yellow school bus, riding high on a six-wheel chassis.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

SINGAPORE MODEL COMPETITION

FROG KITS OF THE BRITISH ships HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales were recently modelled by entrants for a competition held in Singapore.