Saturday, September 26, 2020

JETSONS ANNIVERSARY: FLYING SAUCER FAMILY CAR

This week in 1962 – actually September 23 – saw the first episode of the Jetsons, a US cartoon TV series featuring a ‘space age’ family living in the Orbit City of 2062.

Monday, September 21, 2020

COMING SOON FROM AIRFIX: CLASSIC 1:12 SCALE RACING BENTLEY KIT

A GRAND OLD CLASSIC, the Airfix Bentley is still an excellent kit that shows off the famed Le Mans race car incredibly well.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

FANTASY FIGURES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE REVIEW



WE COVERED THIS NEW MAGAZINE when it was launched in 2019. Now Fantasy Figures International (FFI) has reached Issue 6, so it’s time for another look.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

ALL-METAL MODEL: GORGEOUS SCRATCH-BUILT F4U CORSAIR



SMN MODEL MAKERS are mostly used to working with plastics and similarly easy to work with materials. But long before plastics were invented, models were often hand-crafted from metal.

Monday, August 31, 2020

BUILDING THE 1:600 SCALE AIRFIX HMS BELFAST LIGHT CRUISER



THE AIRFIX 1:600 SCALE HMS BELFAST shown here was first produced in the early 1970s, but the kit stands up well, nearly half a century later.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

LOOKING BACK AT ANDY YANCHUS AND AURORA



HERE'S A BIO-VID FROM Max's Models, and it makes fascinating viewing of a man who was heavily involved with one of the classic names of the plastic kit industry.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

CLASSIC US MUSCLE CAR IN KIT FORM: REVELL 1:25 SCALE PLYMOUTH AAR CUDA



THIS KIT IS A reissued and reboxed version of an original Revell US kit that dates to around 1995. Just to confirm, this is the newer and more detailed Revell US kit. Monogram also made a very similar 1971 Plymouth which, in convertible form, was the star car that featured in Nash Bridges, a TV cop series that starred Don Johnson.

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.