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.

Monday, January 11, 2021

1:24 SCALE REVELL CAR KIT. IT'S A PORSCHE – BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT

THE OTHER HALF of this 1:24 scale Revell Gift Set, the Porsche Panamera, has already been dealt with in SMN, so now here's the other kit in the box – a Porsche 918 two-seater.

Monday, January 4, 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH A REVELL 1:24 SCALE PORSCHE PANAMERA

PORSCHE-LOVERS STAND BY to enjoy a duo of kits, packed in the same gift box. The Panamera and 918 Spyder are both to 1:24 scale. First we look at the Panamera.