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Please Welcome: The GrandRetro

Dear iModelers, are these the newest techniques in weathering? Is this car body pre shaded? Did he use pigments on this engine? Is that a diorama? No, it’s the new site from the team that made iModeler. If you have […]

History gets saved at the last minute

Was up at the LHS this afternoon reading “airplane porn mags” and found out that last year the second-oldest C-119 “flying boxcar” was up for sale as aluminum scrap, when the AF Museum discovered it was the second-oldest C-119 left […]

iModeler Awards – November

Once again it’s time for the editorial review of the last month’s highlights. 202 new entries were posted to the Headlines in November, prompting no less than 2,684 comments and a record-breaking 122,674 individual article views. All Headline contributions are […]

HPH 1/48 Convair B-36 Peacemaker – preview

Further to the earlier post by by Josh Patterson, here are some photos of the HPH Models 1/48 scale B-36 kit as demonstrated in Telford in November. Hopefully this gives a good idea about the size of this mammoth kit, […]

Cherish your Local Hobby Store

The internet has been a huge benefit to the modelling community IMHO, nevertheless it is always sad to see announcements like this one in tonight’s Evening Standard. For those of us that live in North London does that now leave […]

Tom Hudner died today

In 1969, then-Captain Hudner was ordered by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, to go to bases where race riots had occurred, take testimony and institute reforms to “establish justice.” He was able to do this because he was […]

Telford kit news – MiniArt 1/35 Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri

The last in this series of new kit discoveries in Telford is this forthcoming 1/35 scale Flettner Fl 282 helicopter from MiniArt. A complete set of testt shot sprues were demonstrated. They looked impressive, and the final kit shouldn’t be […]

Telford kit news – Tarangus / Special Hobby 1/72 SAAB 37 Viggen preview

On display at the Special hobby stand was also a complete set of sprues for the forthcoming 1/72 scale Viggen, delevoled in collaboration with Tarangus of Sweden.

Telford kit news – Special Hobby 1/72 CASA C-212 preview

On Saturday, Special Hobby inaugurated their brand-new kit, a 1/72 CASA C-212. The kit is looking nice on the sprues and provide alternative nose parts and fuselage inserts to cater for different versions of this Spanish light transport.

Telford kit news – Zoukei-Mura

After a premiere three or so years ago, Zoukei-Mura’s has come to be an appreciated presence at Scale Modelworld. Today this company has been announcing three forthcoming kits: – 1/32 scale Heschel Hs 129 – 1/72 and 1/144 scale(!) Horten […]