Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Here’s a neat little item that was first displayed at the 2014 Scale Model World show in Telford, UK. The 1:35 scale Taxi de la Marne was released by French manufacturer Mach 2, to commemorate the centenary of World War I.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
HO HO HO - ’TIS THE SEASON TO MAKE MODELS OF SANTA, AND TO WISH ALL OUR READERS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND SPLENDID FESTIVE BREAK
HERE’S A QUESTION you could ask a fellow model maker: “Has there ever been a model kit made of Santa Claus?
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
HERE'S AN UNUSUAL and delightful kit to look forward to, a 1:48 scale Albion AM463 refueller truck. When assembled, the Albion should be suitable for any diorama featuring British warplanes of World War II.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
DUTCH ARTIST-MODEL MAKER THEO JANSEN has been creating various mobile creations he calls Strandbeest for decades. Over the years, Theo has tweaked his mechanical creatures to the point where they can now react to their environment in a realistically lifelike way.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
THE 1:144 SCALE REVELL SATURN V is a reissue of a kit first produced by Monogram in 1968, released just as the giant rocket was making its first flights.
Friday, November 28, 2014
GOOD WEEKEND READING that should make those winter evening model-making sessions much more productive. It's a special online edition of a publication called 'The Weathering Magazine.'
Labels: The Weathering Magazine
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
AIRFIX IS MAKING OUR MODELLING somewhat cheaper this week. The Black Friday Sale has started, and there are some amazing bargains to be had, direct from the Airfix website.
Monday, November 24, 2014
WE ARE GREAT FANS OF OLD KITS AND retro-style box art at SMN, so news that Revell is re-releasing the old Renwal M42 Twin Forty AFV is very interesting indeed.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
JAPANESE AIRCRAFT MODELS FROM THE WORLD WAR II era will look good on display, when backed up by this Isuzu TX40 fuel truck group from Hasegawa.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
THE MESSERSCHMITT ME 262 was a high point of World War II Luftwaffe air power. Faster than anything else in the sky, the jet had the potential for taking command of the air.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The US movie effects company ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) is coming up to its 40th birthday, due in May 2015. Formed in May 1975 by George Lucas, ILM has made groundbreaking special effects (SFX) for many big-name movies, including the scenes from Star Trek: Heart of Darkness seen in the video above.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
MATCHING THE MODEL AIRLINER STANDARD 1:144 scale, the US Navy LSM (Landing Ship Medium) is a new-tool kit of an important World War II amphibious warfare craft.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
GOOD STUFF THIS though note the model is not an exact replica. But squint a little and it looks really good - and it flies! Enjoy the video.
Monday, November 3, 2014
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR again for model fans within reach of Telford, UK, where the IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society) holds Scale ModelWorld, the annual IPMS (UK) mega-bash show.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
NEAT CONCEPT HERE from BAE Systems, and one that could be a relatively easy project for future-flyer fans.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Attractive cgi visuals from Kitty Hawk trail the upcoming 1:48 scale Bell Huey Model UH-1Y Super Huey or Venom.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
EXCELLENT MODEL REFERENCE - MV-22 OSPREY AND AV-8B HARRIER AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
VIDEO CAPTURED IN JUNE, 2014 shows US Marine Corps aircraft carrying out air-to-air refuelling.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
THE SAAB GRIPEN is our favourite fighter. We reckon it's the best of the so-called 'fourth generation' combat types out there, at least in cost/benefit terms. And now Kitty Hawk Models have a 1:48 scale kit on release.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The iHobby Expo 2014 returned to the Schaumberg Convention Center near Chicago on October 2-5. This was its second year there, and my second trip too. I went with colleague Dean Milano, who at one point worked for Revell-Monogram.
Labels: iHobby Expo 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
More excellent online reading with the IPMS Santa Maria Magazine. It's packed with interesting articles, and plenty of closeup pix of builds and details.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Labels: Fort Hood
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
HERE'S AN EXCELLENT VIDEO UPDATE from Shizuoka, presented by Hobby Link Japan (HLJ). There is plenty to see on this half-hour video - from aircraft to tanks, they're all on view.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
IF YOU'RE IN EAST ANGLIA then a trip to Great Yarmouth is a must, as a 'Super Models' exhibition is being held at the Time and Tide Museum, an inspirational place that's converted from a piece of Yarmouth's heritage past, a building that was once used to smoke herrings.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
HERE'S A CHANCE to have a quick look at the Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum, at Flixton, near Bungay, Suffolk, UK. Outside, there are plenty of preserved aircraft to look at, but for scale fans, it's the indoor displays that hold the real treasures.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
THIS LOOKS TO BE QUITE A BEAST from diecast manufacturer, Corgi. And the video interview shows that there's been useful cross-fertilisation from Airfix during the design process.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
According to Editor Kenny Conklin, "Our hobby is not about gluing plastic parts together. Scale modeling has evolved into a three dimensional replication of a historical subject..."
Important: if the link above is dead, click here for the genuine thing, as approved by the Editor.
Labels: Model Builder International