Thursday, May 2, 2019

CLEAR THE SKIES - THE ASF-X SHINDEN II AIMS TO DOMINATE AIR BATTLES. 1:72 SCALE KIT FROM HASEGAWA


FOR VIDEO GAME FANS, the Hasegawa 1:72 scale Ace Combat ASF-X Shinden II assembles to make an excellent fantasy model. For aviation freaks, the kit provides a chance to build a ‘what-if’ design, based loosely on the Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (Golden Eagle).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

GREASED LIGHTNING FORD: CUSTOM CAR STAR OF THE 1978 HIT MOVIE GREASE.

A PREQUEL TO Grease, one of the most successful musicals of all time, has been recently announced. So this 1:25 scale kit of one of the cars featured in the movie looks to be to be a well-timed release.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

ACE TWO-YEAR CATALOG FROM ITALERI


THIS EXCELLENT ONLINE CATALOG from Italeri shows you the output for this year and next. It's well worth a good long browse. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

DEFEAT THE DREADED DUST WITH EASY AND QUICK STORAGE SOLUTIONS



ONCE UPON A TIME my school-age model-maker gang used to meet up each Saturday morning, then go pack-hunting for the latest model kit.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CALIFORNIA WHEELS 'AMERICAN GRAFFITI' CHEVROLET IMPALA


THIS 1:25 SCALE CHEVROLET IMPALA is one of the Revell California Wheels collection. It can also be used to make the custom Impala that starred in the 1973 movie American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, also famed for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

CLASSIC BATMAN FIGURE KIT FROM MOEBIUS MODELS


THIS 1:8 SCALE BATMAN KIT FEATURES the iconic 1960s TV series original creation, as played by Adam West.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1:16 SCALE RED BARON AND HIS DOG STOP-FRAME VIDEO



HERE'S ANOTHER FINE VIDEO BY Tom Grigat. It's an interesting vid featuring figure work, a subject we haven't featured before.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

CLASSIC 1957 CHRYSLER 300C TO 1:25 SCALE FROM AMT


IN REAL LIFE, THE 1957 CHRYSLER 300C came with long tail fins and a yawning chrome grille. And this 1:25 scale AMT kit models the original nicely.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

ROARING TIGER: 1:25 SCALE 'GET SMART' SUNBEAM SPORTS CAR FROM AMT


THIS IS A REISSUE of an original, and very popular, AMT kit. It’s a 1:25 scale model of the Anglo-American Sunbeam Tiger, a V8 roadster built from 1964-67, by the British Rootes Group.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

GERRY ANDERSON'S SPACE 1999 NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL AREA DIORAMA KIT


GERRY ANDERSON MOONBASE ALPHA FANS have the chance to make a realistic diorama with the MPC 1:48 scale Nuclear Waste Disposal Area 2 kit.  

Monday, December 31, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MODEL MAKERS


BEST WISHES FROM SMN and may the New Year bring the kits you want to build!

Friday, December 28, 2018

AIRFIX B-17 FLYING FORTRESS IN MOTION


A FAMOUS BOMBER and excellent kit, revealed in another ace stop-motion mini-movie by Tom Grigat.

Monday, December 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS


HERE'S HOPING EVERY SMN READER gets a chance to build a kit of their choice this coming year.

And maybe it's going to be the year when 'that old kit' comes down from its hiding place in the loft!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

FIFTIES-ERA BOAT KIT RETURNS AS A 1:25 SCALE 3-IN-1 CUSTOM


THE AMT CUSTOMIZING BOAT KIT was first produced in 1959. The boat was presented in much the same way as a car kit of the time, with a three-way assembly and some custom parts. 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

DORNIER Do X FLYING MODEL: TWELVE SCALE ENGINES, ONE PROPELLER FOR POWER


THE DORNIER DO X was the brainchild of Dr. Claude Dornier, his aircraft taking off for the first time in July, 1929.