Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.
Here is the kit many have been waiting for - the brand-new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR. Mk XIV. This is the pictorial tour of the pre-preduction kit sprues as presented at the 2018 Scale Modelworld show in Telford. The product itself is scheduled fo[...]
Reporting live from Telford, one of the undisputed head-turners of this show is this, the forthcoming Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster Mk. I. Also covered on video here: Let's have a closer look. This is a partially built model constructed o[...]
9 year old Mini-Modeller takes a look at the excellent and cheap 1/48 Armour Car kit from Tamiya. Both of us are big fans of these 48 vehicles.
Love the designs, Love the concept, love the Genre! Hate the resin. They went with cheap resin. while it does hold the detail well it is very brittle. Hilts will only need bumping to snap.
Recently there has been a lot of excitement with Tamiya announcing an all new tool Spitfire Mk 1 in 1/48 scale. But do we need another Spitfire model? After looking at the various photos of the plastic trees, and a video review online, I'm going[...]
This new book will appear beginning 2019. Again, interesting story and lots of drawings and pictures for the modeler. "The naval warfare of the last few decades appears dominated by operations of fast missile craft and a wide diversity of other [...]
A few modellers here work with WW1 subjects, and I thought I’d pass along some details of two German firms that produce some very nice aircrews/mechanics in resin. This first is Kellerkind Minaturen and the figures are 1/32, so if you have Wi[...]
Since when first time I saw prototype parts of SBS new Fiat G.50 I’ve known I want one. The Fiat G.50 is not a particularly aesthetic aeroplane nor the best the Italian could drop into the battles of WW2. Despite these facts there are several ki[...]
Two word review: it's perfect. Technically accurate, historically accurate (I've talked about Apollo with Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton and Gordo Cooper). Direction is superb, the screenplay is a delicate balance of the mundane and the fantastic, t[...]
I was in the mood to take a break from the more complex models I was building, so I was trolling through the hobby shop and saw Meng’s USS Lexington in their Warship Builder series. If you aren’t familiar with these kits, they are “caricatures[...]