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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

BIG SNAKE IN THE GRASS FOR SCIENCE-FANTASY LOVERS

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT KIT FOR science-fiction and fantasy lovers. It’s to 1:48 scale, and is based on a TV series from the 1960s.

Monday, August 2, 2021

VIRGIN GALACTIC SPACESHIP TWO AND WHITEKNIGHT TWO FROM REVELL

 

WITH SIR RICHARD BRANSON beating his space entrepreneur rival, Jeff Bezos, into space by a week or so on July 11, 2021, it's time to take a detailed look at Revell’s 1:144 scale kit of the Virgin Galactic craft.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

VULCAN KIT DESIGNER TALKS ABOUT CREATING THE SCALE MODEL


THE AVRO VULCAN V-BOMBER is a charismatic aircraft, one that was well-known for its characteristic engine 'howl' when it flew spectacular displays at air shows.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

PHABULOUS PHANTOM COMPETITION SHOWS GREAT RESULTS

SINGAPORE'S PETER CHIANG recently ran a two-week Phantom II model build. For Phantom Phans, this was a superb competition, and the results reflect this.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT, PLASTIC LOVERS! HERE'S A SCALE SUPERCAR MADE OF WOOD!


OK, SO YOU NEED A FULLY-FITTED workshop to make it, but the result is fantastic – a scale Lamborghini Aventador, complete with working swing-up doors.

Monday, April 5, 2021

MORE MODELS FROM SINGAPORE

 

Model makers have been busy again in Singapore, these photos taken at the Easter weekend competition held by Hobby Bounties, under the direction of Peter Chiang.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

AIRFIX AVRO VULCAN V-BOMBER KIT


THE DELTA-WING COLD WAR WARRIOR is coming as an updated model from Airfix. The 1:72 scale kit of the Vulcan B.2 includes a drop-down crew access ladder, and under the belly nestles an accurate Blue Steel stand-off nuclear missile. 
Scramble! Scramble!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

FAREWELL TO KIT-BOX ARTIST JOHN AMENDOLA, 1930-2021

YOU MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR with the name, but if you are anything like a regular model maker, you will have bound to have seen the work of John Amendola.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

FAREWELL TO DARRELL BURGE OF HORNBY


Scale Model News is sad to hear of the passing of Darrell Burge of Hornby. Darrell was Product Manager at Airfix, since moving from Humbrol in 2006, and in charge of the revitalisation of Airfix products over the last decade.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

FORD GALAXIE COP CAR FROM THE JAMES BOND MOVIE ‘DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER’

JAMES BOND is the movie industry’s longest running franchise, with the 25th movie due for release in 2021. And now Round-2 has a license to produce kits of Bond movie subjects, using the AMT brand. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

A QUICKIE FROM AIRFIX: SUPERMARINE WALRUS GHOST ASSEMBLY


A DELIGHTFUL KIT FROM AIRFIX, the 1:48 scale Supermarine Walrus seaplane is a charming build, which can produce a really unusual addition to your display shelf.
And for diorama fans, adding a seascape for the Walrus to float on will make it a real star on the model show circuit – if we ever get back to live shows, that is. Maybe in Autumn 2021?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

NEAT BANDAI 1:60 SCALE KIT OF A TOSHIBA EC160 ELECTROMOTIVE STYLE INJECTION MACHINE



THIS UNUSUAL KIT depicts a Toshiba EC 160, a moulding machine that can inject more than one colour into a single plastic runner. Bandai uses machines like this to produce kits such as Gundam action figures and Star Wars models.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

BIGGEST OF THE BIG: HO GAUGE 'BIG BOY' LOCOMOTIVE FROM REVELL

 


OF ALL INDOOR SCALE subjects, the one that stands out compared with, say, aircraft, cars or ships, has been model trains. This is primarily because model railroads are not static models – instead, they are intended to be working miniature replicas. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

1:48 SCALE 1955 CHEVROLET STAKE TRUCK FROM ATLANTIS MODELS

VEHICLES TO 1:48 SCALE are not that common, as it is not a traditional car or truck scale, which is usually 1:24/5 or 1:32. But 1:48 is a common aircraft scale, and is also the American model railroad O gauge, so having road transportation like this Atlantis Chevrolet Stake Truck is a bonus.