Saturday, May 14, 2022

SPITFIRE COMPETITION WINNERS: FROM PROTOTYPE TO 'STAR WARS' REBEL FIGHTER

PETER CHIANG’S LATEST MODEL COMPETITION in Singapore focused on an ever-popular subject, the Supermarine Spitfire fighter.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

FANTASTIC SUPER-DETAILED OO GAUGE RAIL DISPLAYS AT PENDON

 

A SUPER-DETAILED LOOK at English rural life around 1930, seen through extraordinary dioramas that feature railways, villages and landscapes.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

1:72 SCALE CHINESE DF-1 DONG FENG (EAST WIND) ROCKET KIT

 


IF THIS ROCKET LOOKS LIKE a German V-2 rocket, that’s because it is – sort of. The Chinese Dong Feng 1 (East Wind 1) ground-to-ground missile was based on the Soviet SS-2 Sibling missile, which itself was a lengthened V-2.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022

1:25 SCALE 'MOONEYES' DRAGSTER FROM ATLANTIS MODELS


ATLANTIS MODELS CONTINUES to reissue kits from the past with this 1:25 scale Revell Mooneyes Dragster. However, it’s not quite the original Revell model. Although Atlantis has all the parts required, Revell never issued the kit in exactly this form.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

ROMAN GODDESS LAUNCHES THE FIRST US SATELLITE

THIS 1:72 SCALE REDSTONE SPACE LAUNCHER is a recent issue from Horizon Models, a relatively new Australian model company.

Friday, January 21, 2022

1:24 SCALE REVELL VW T2 IS THE MISSING LINK IN BUS KITS























IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING but finally the gap has been filled between the first Volkswagen MicroBus T1 and the third, T3 version. But now we can give an overdue welcome to this 1:24 scale Revell kit of the model in the middle, the VW T2.

Monday, November 15, 2021

DESIGNING A DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO MODEL KIT


THIS EXCELLENT VIDEO takes us behind the scenes to show the thought process behind creating a state of the art model kit, here the Airfix 1:72 scale De Havilland Mosquito.

Friday, October 8, 2021

'FAST & FURIOUS' MOVIE HERO CAR - 1:24 SCALE DOM'S PLYMOUTH GTX













WE ARE NOW AT NUMBER NINE in the Fast & Furious movie franchise, with at least one more in the works. The films have featured a very large number of cars, consequently it is slightly surprising that there haven’t been many kits of them.

Monday, September 27, 2021

FIRST BATMOBILE EVER?


YOU CAN SEE TOM GRIGAT’S wonderful workmanship again in the video (above). The fascinating subject is a 1:35 scale kit of the one-off Romfell Panzerwagen, built in 1915.

Friday, September 17, 2021

HOW TO TURN YOUR SCALE MODEL HOBBY INTO A FULL-TIME JOB


SMN VISITORS MAY WELL BE familiar with Peter Chiang, the dynamic head of Singapore's Hobby Bounties model store. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

IT’S STAR TREK DAY TODAY, SO TRY THIS 1:32 SCALE ROUND 2 KIT OF THE SHUTTLECRAFT ‘GALILEO’

AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO using the matter transporter on Federation Starships, there were the box-like shuttlecraft. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

VEHICLES AND FIGURES MODEL COMPETITION

HOBBY BOUNTIES is run by Peter Chiang in Singapore, who ran another of his model competitions on 7 August 2021. Mat Irvine and Tony James of Timeless Hobbies (ex-Comet Miniatures) were asked to judge the entries.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

BIG SNAKE IN THE GRASS FOR SCIENCE-FANTASY LOVERS

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT KIT FOR science-fiction and fantasy lovers. It’s to 1:48 scale, and is based on a TV series from the 1960s.

Monday, August 2, 2021

VIRGIN GALACTIC SPACESHIP TWO AND WHITEKNIGHT TWO FROM REVELL

 

WITH SIR RICHARD BRANSON beating his space entrepreneur rival, Jeff Bezos, into space by a week or so on July 11, 2021, it's time to take a detailed look at Revell’s 1:144 scale kit of the Virgin Galactic craft.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

VULCAN KIT DESIGNER TALKS ABOUT CREATING THE SCALE MODEL


THE AVRO VULCAN V-BOMBER is a charismatic aircraft, one that was well-known for its characteristic engine 'howl' when it flew spectacular displays at air shows.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

PHABULOUS PHANTOM COMPETITION SHOWS GREAT RESULTS

SINGAPORE'S PETER CHIANG recently ran a two-week Phantom II model build. For Phantom Phans, this was a superb competition, and the results reflect this.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT, PLASTIC LOVERS! HERE'S A SCALE SUPERCAR MADE OF WOOD!


OK, SO YOU NEED A FULLY-FITTED workshop to make it, but the result is fantastic – a scale Lamborghini Aventador, complete with working swing-up doors.

Monday, April 5, 2021

MORE MODELS FROM SINGAPORE

 

Model makers have been busy again in Singapore, these photos taken at the Easter weekend competition held by Hobby Bounties, under the direction of Peter Chiang.