Tuesday, December 6, 2022

INSIDE AIRFIX: A TRIP TO THE MODEL KIT FACTORY IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND


AIRFIX IS A NAME THAT'S BEEN FAMOUS in the plastic kit world for many years. Now here's a fascinating look at the Airfix factory, this video shown courtesy Matt of Model Minutes, which appears on YouTube.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

FROM PLASTIC TO BALSA WOOD, WITH TOM GRIGAT, THE KING OF STOP-MOTION VIDEO


PLASTIC IS GREAT AS A MODEL-MAKING MEDIUM. But every now and again, it's good to try something new – or old, in this example of that traditional material, balsa wood.

Monday, November 28, 2022

REISSUE OF A CLASSIC REVELL KIT: NIKE HERCULES MISSILE FROM ATLANTIS MODELS

 

RECREATING OLD KITS is a specialism of Atlantis Models, and here the company adds to its nostalgic list with a 1:40 scale missile from the mid-20th century.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

JUST ARRIVED - DETAILS OF THE HORNBY TT:120 CLUB


THE TT:120 CLUB IS ONE OF HORNBY'S ideas to support prospective owners of the newly-introduced 1:120 scale model railway system.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

TABLE-TOP SIZE TT:120 MODEL TRAINS MAKE A BIG COMEBACK


The new TT (‘Table Top’) 1:120 model rail system has been launched for modellers who wish to have a smaller space for their hobby.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

WILD WEST 'CRYSTAL MILL' DIORAMA HOW-TO FROM BOYLEI HOBBY TIME


BOYLEI HOBBY TIME is a popular YouTube channel, and it's not hard to see why. His dioramas are highly original and well worth a close look.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

REVELL V-2 MISSILE CARRIER TO 1:72 SCALE


RATHER LIKE YOU CAN NEVER HAVE too many Spitfires for WWII aircraft, you can never have too many V-2s in the missile category. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

THE BAT TAKES FLIGHT WITH THIS POLAR LIGHTS BATPLANE KIT

 

EVERY NOW AND THEN you look at your unbuilt-kit collection and pick one that may not be brand new, but still could do with being changed from a box of components to a finished model. Which was the situation I faced with this Polar Lights Batplane kit.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

'THIS ISLAND EARTH' SCI-FI METALUNA MUTANT FROM ATLANTIS MODELS

 


WITH MOST SCALE MODEL NEWS REVIEWS, we deal first with the model, then maybe go into a few intriguing details that we hope are of interest. But with this new Atlantis kit, we have approached it the other way around, as things are not anything like straightforward.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

CORBY SCI-FI SHOW – BRILLIANT MIX OF ALIENS AND MACHINES

WE SAW SMALLSPACE 9 reaching out to sci-fi model fans recently. Last weekend, it was the turn of the sci-fi enthusiasts of Corby, a town in the UK’s East Midlands.

Monday, August 22, 2022

QUICKEST DRAGSTER MODEL KIT EVER MADE?

IF YOU WANT A QUICK TO ASSEMBLE and reasonably easy rainy-day kit build, this could be the one.

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.