Sunday, August 9, 2020

ALLIGATOR CHEWS A SKELETON'S LEG: LATEST FROM THE NEW LINDBERG LINE


IN THIS TIME OF viral doom and gloom, we all need something to cheer us up, so about a model of a guy about to have his leg bitten off by an alligator? Well, maybe this 1:12 scale kit is not as bad as it sounds.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

1:18 SCALE HOBBYBOSS HARRIER: GIANT-SIZED JUMP-JET REALLY LOOKS THE BIZ



HERE'S AN ACE HARRIER to the BIG scale of 1:18. This vid is well worth watching, and is the eighth in a highly-watchable series of build chapters.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

REVELL HAWKER TEMPEST: WORLD WAR II LAMINAR FLOW FAST FIGHTER


YESTERDAY, WE LOOKED at the Team Tempest future-fighter project. Today we look at the Revell 1:32 scale kit of the original Hawker Tempest, of World War II vintage.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

KITBASHER'S DELIGHT? THE NEW TEMPEST INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER PROJECT


THE TEMPEST IS going forward as a new project, with a target in-service date from 2035. It will almost certainly replace the current Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and eight other air arms.

Friday, July 24, 2020

BUILDING THE BANDAI STAR DESTROYER FROM STAR WARS

BANDAI HAVE DONE WELL with Star Wars kits, showing solid achievements in accuracy, tight moulding standards, and excellent presentation. The 1:5000 scale Bandai Star Destroyer is a good example of this track record.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

MPC RECIPE FOR A GREEN-CHEESE BLUE MOON TRIKE MODEL

THE LATEST 1:25 SCALE TACO TRIKE KIT from MPC includes a vast array of decals, one set being for a so-called ‘Luna Cycle.’

Monday, July 20, 2020

THE MOST UNDERRATED BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II?



HERE'S A VERY INTERESTING CHAT VIDEO in which Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles talks about a childhood meeting at the Revell company's factory. Lucky kid!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

2021 FORD BRONCO REVEALED: A CHANCE FOR A SCALE MODEL?



CAR FANS CAN APPLAUD Ford for bringing back the Bronco. The 2021 Bronco comes in plenty of variations, including our favourite doors-off open version.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

BRAND-NEW 2021 FORD BRONCO, AND A REVELL BRONCO FROM AN EARLIER ERA



OFF-ROAD DRIVERS rejoice, for the 2021 Ford Bronco is due to be revealed next week. This will be the seventh-generation Bronco, even though the line ceased production back in 1996. For scale fans, a 1970s-era Revell Bronco is available in 1:25 scale.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

TACO TRIKE: 1:25 SCALE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE KIT FROM MPC


THE MPC TACO TRIKE has a neatly-moulded V-8 engine, and a wedge-style body, hence its original 1974 name, Wedge Chopper.

Friday, July 3, 2020

ED 'BIG DADDY' ROTH'S MAIL BOX CHOPPER TRIKE TO 1:25 SCALE


THIS IS A CHOPPER-STYLE motorcycle trike, one of a six-strong 1:25 scale range, first issued by MPC in the 1970s. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

WORLD WAR II HENSCHEL Hs 129 TANK-BUSTER FROM ZOUKEI-MURA



ZOUKEI-MURA has some excellent kits out there, including this large-scale Henschel Hs 129, a type nicknamed the 'can opener' for its powerful weaponry.

Monday, June 15, 2020

SUPER-DETAIL BUILD OF THE EDUARD RED TAIL P-51D MUSTANG



ANOTHER FINE VIDEO FROM MASTER model maker, Tom Grigat. The kit is from the 1:48 scale Eduard Royal series, and includes resin and brass components.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

OFF-ROADING IN A 1:24 SCALE REVELL LAND ROVER


THE LAND ROVER IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S best known off-road vehicles, and is found in every country. But considering this widespread popularity, kits of the original Land Rover to 1:24/25 scale have been few and far between. In the military scales of 1:35 and 1:72/76, yes, but to the standard car scale, no.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

JUNE 2020 ROUND 2 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT



HERE'S A LOOK AT THE CURRENT GOODIES now on sale from Round 2. It's well worth watching, even if we're not ultra-keen on the bright intro music!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

VIDEO FROM MAX: THE STORY OF TOM DANIEL, MASTER KIT DESIGNER

HERE'S ANOTHER LOOK AT the master imagineer Tom Daniel, this time from Maxsmodels. It's a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the icons of custom models.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

SINGAPORE AIRFIX MUSTANG COMPETITION



LAST WEEKEND SAW A 48-HOUR GROUP build, organised by Peter Chiang, of the Hobby Bounties model store, in Singapore.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

CLASSIC TOM DANIEL CUSTOM-CAR DESIGNS TO 1:32 SCALE

IT’S TIME TO HAVE a break from the Covid-19 gloom and doom. So here we have two reissues from Atlantis Models, model cars that are light-hearted caricatures of what were basically caricatures in the first place.

Monday, May 18, 2020

VIDEOMAKER TOM GRIGAT ASKS: IS THIS THE FIRST-EVER BATMOBILE?

HERE IS ANOTHER excellent video from Tom Grigat, whose YouTube subscriber count is currently not far short of 50,000. That's pretty cool, Tom, and we hope your fanbase keeps growing!

Friday, May 15, 2020

FIST OF WAR: SCI-FI RETRO-FUTURE TANK BUILD

THIS IS NOT YOUR EVERYDAY war, instead Model Collect has a model range that's based on a version of the Luftwaffe 1946 what-if science faction scenario.