Monday, July 25, 2022

SMALLSPACE 2022 SCI-FI FEST: MORE MODELS TO DROOL OVER

 

HERE’S A FURTHER ROUNDUP of pictures taken at last Sunday’s Smallspace show, held in Hanslope, UK.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

SMALLSPACE 2022 LURES HUNDREDS OF SCALE MODEL SCI-FI FANS


MAT IRVINE AND PAUL FITZMAURICE brought another gathering of sci-fi modellers to the English village of Hanslope.

Monday, July 18, 2022

GLORIOUSLY SUPERDETAILED SATURN ROCKET BOOK: ACE REFERENCE FOR SPACE MODELLERS

 

IF YOU EVER WANTED to know all about the Saturn I/IB launch rocket, you can find the information in this book.

Friday, June 24, 2022

MODEL BONANZA 'KITS 4 KIDS'


Peter Chiang reports: This modelling idea came about after the successful Airfix Spitfire Group Build on 23 April 2022, during one of our Saturday modellers group chat sessions. 

Friday, June 3, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

 

IN 2022, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, after 70 years of service. 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

MACRO-MODEL FROM A MICRO-SIZE ORIGINAL: THE ATLANTIS AMOEBA











Mat Irvine: This Atlantis model depicts an amoeba, a single-celled organism generally accepted as the smallest ‘living animal.’ In fact, the amoeba name can refer to a wide range of single-celled organisms, but this is the one generally found in pond water, known as Amoeba proteus. 

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.