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.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
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
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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
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
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
Monday, July 20, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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
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
Friday, July 3, 2020
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
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
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
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
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
STAR WARS MODEL MAKERS are used to making kits at a seriously wide range of scales. The Bandai Death Star II, for example, is made to an amazing 1:2,700,000 scale.
Monday, May 11, 2020
UKRAINE MANUFACTURER ICM has released a 1:24 scale model of the world’s first car, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen of 1886.
Friday, May 8, 2020
MOEBIUS MODELS brought us the Batmobile for the movie based on two giants of the DC Universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And now Moebius has released Batman’s other mode of transport from the movie, the Batwing.
Monday, May 4, 2020
IT'S MAY 4, SO TODAY IS STAR WARS DAY and here is a look at probably the biggest kit of the Millennium Falcon available.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
HERE'S A HANDSOME piece of cgi by our friends at MetaBallStudios (MBS). Sit back and enjoy all those familiar vehicles from the worlds of fantasy and science-fiction. From Batman to Star Wars, Mad Max to the War of the Worlds, it's gorgeous stuff.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE KILLER weapon, the Death Star is the most powerful armament possessed by the evil Empire, and it has been shown (above) in various forms of part-built construction. But brothers Benjamin and Isaac Botkin have gone much further, to create a mesmerising build-sequence that displays their musical and cgi talents.
Monday, April 13, 2020
IF THERE IS ONE spacecraft that sums up the Star Wars saga, then the Millennium Falcon belongs at the top table. Depending on your personal preference of course, the X-Wing or TIE fighter just might compete for gold! But there's no arguing that the Bandai Perfect Grade kit represents the peak where plastic kits are concerned.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
THE MODEL ENTHUSIASTS in Singapore are hard at work, preparing the National Airfix Aeronautical Model Engineering Competition. It's scheduled for November 2020, when the pandemic caused by Covid-19 will hopefully be in the past.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
THE BASSETT-LOWKE BRAND DATES BACK to the late 1890s. So it's appropriate that the Hornby-owned company is now trailblazing a path back to that era with a dedicated range of steampunk-inspired locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
REVELL HAS REMAINED A TOP NAME in the model kit world for decades, and continues to turn out excellent kits.
Labels: Revell Models Story
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
WE'D LOVE TO SAY THE SHOW GOES ON but Media Modelling 3 is another casualty of the war against the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
THIS IS THE second tractor kit in Revell’s new 1:24 scale series, this time featuring one of the most popular small tractors of the early 1960s, the D30 from the German manufacturer Deutz.
Friday, February 28, 2020
FOR THOSE WHO don’t know their science-fiction, this kit from Polar Lights represents one of the ‘flying hubcap’ UFOs that featured in a 1959 B-movie called Plan 9 from Outer Space.
LAST YEAR MARKED the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, when Germany united from its Cold War-era ‘East’ and ‘West’ halves. So in 2019 Revell Germany celebrated the event by reissuing a Trabant kit with a large diorama base. This depicts a ‘Trabi’ breaking through the wall, into the West.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
DIECAST SCALE MODELS are traditionally a collector's market, rather than one for builders. But there are plenty of times when ready-built models make perfectly good sense.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
IF YOU LOOK HARD enough, you can usually find an interesting anniversary. And in 2019, Round 2 used the 65th Anniversary of Godzilla, perhaps the most famous of all movie monsters, to add a creature-feature to its list.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL and we hope 2020 brings you as many models and kits as you might wish for. And if you enter model competitions, well, we hope you win a few prizes!