I have been somewhat distracted the past month or so getting ready to move and sell our home here in California, so apologies for that. We have gotten quite a few nice samples recently so take a look if you are interested in contributing with reviews, blogs, or build features.
The latest items we have revceived for review or blog samples. New kits from Tamiya, Academy, Plus Model, Flyhawk and more.
Jim unboxes a slew of new kits just received. These include the new T-55 from Miniart, the Su-17 from KittyHawk and many more.
Happy New Year! Jim unboxes some new items from Academy as well new magazines and a book from Nuts & Bolts.
We got in a slew of new as-yet-unreleased Tamiya kits this past week. Those include the new Korean Sherman as well as the new Bf 109 G6 and the new German Assault Pioneers with Goliath tracked mine.
Jim unboxes some new kits from Tamiya as well as some new books and magazines that have come to us via mail.
A bevy of new samples from the likes of Tamiya, Plus Model, IBG Models, and others. Tamiya's new Corsair D is present as well as the new Brummbär (white box).
This week's Mail Call features aircraft and armor kits from Italeri and one 1/32 Spitfire from Hasegawa. Remember we have many such kits available for review. Check out the review samples sheets for a list of items (links on the homepage under the reviews section).
New items from IBG model, Academy, AK Interactive, Osprey and more. Including the new Damaged magazine and books from MMP Books courtesy of Casemate Publishers.
A smattering of new samples from Miniart, Italeri, and new ship maker, Kajika who have a new 1/700 Kongo waterline kit.
Jim unboxes the newest items we have gotten in this year as samples. Including kits from Flyhawk & Thunder Models, diorama materials from AK Interactive (including their new F.A.Q. Dioramas book), the new paint line from Mission Models and more!
Jim has more samples to share and just in time for Christmas too! Remember you can check out all the available samples on our online spreadsheets (links on the homepage in the Reviews block).
We got new items from Academy, Zvezda, Hasegawa, and more in this weeks Mail Call video hosted by Jim Starkweather.
Jim gives us a peek at the new samples arriving at KitMaker HQ. Remember we are always looking for new contributors to review or build up samples sent to us!
Here are some videos highlighting recent samples we have gotten in folks like Tamiya, Academy, Aber, Ammo of Mig, and many more.
Jim shares what's just come in from Tamiya, MiniArt, Rye Field Model, and others. One being a mystery white-box from Tamiya USA.
Just catching up on our Mail Call series. This is where we show you what items we recently have received for review. If you want to check to see if a sample is still available, just look at our electronic spreadsheets. The links are on the homepages under the Reviews area.
We got some great looking (boxes) of new kits from Takom, Plus Model, Flyhawk and Italeri.
Jim shares recently received items from IBG Models, including the new Chevrolet C15A, and books from Osprey, Accion Press and more.
The heavens have opened and rained down stuff. 18 kits, 12 books, 6 paint sets, and 6 paint jars/accessories. And yes I know this says Monday. It was on YouTube on Monday though. :)
We got in a slew of new items this week. Check out this video of Jim opening boxes. No really... it's exciting stuff.
The new Tamiya SU-76M has arrived as well as a few other notable kits, books, and magazines.
If you have ever considered requesting a sample from one of the KitMaker sites here is some info that will come in handy to make your request. Also included is the method with with we make decisions on who gets what.
Some new items from Dragon, Bronco, GWH, and IBG Models. As well as new publications from Accion Press.
I don't normally do this, but I got so many items in my mailbox on Tuesday that I had to do a second Mail Call video for this week. Items from Panda Models, Kalmbach Publishing, Legend USA, and Nuts & Bolts (books).
This week we have new items from Plus Model, Academy, Flyhawk, and new books from Casemate by Adam Wilder.
KitMaker Network will be opening it's palatial 240 sq. ft. office up for an Open House (err... open office?) on Wednesday December 16th from 7pm-9pm. If you live near Central California and want to come on by please do. We will be giving away some door prizes to the first folks to make the trek.
More samples have arrived at our main offices! This time it's a big box from Dragon USA and items from Tamiya, Video Aviation, and more.
Where we show you the new items from Takom, Rye Field Model, Italeri, Hasegawa, and Academy that we recently received in the mail. And two new books as well. Remember you can request items for review via the 'Available Samples' links on the homepage reviews area on most of our sites!
Jim has been off on vacation and came back to find more than a few samples waiting for him (in ambush). This video shows what's new and potentially avaialble for sample reviews, etc.
Monday means Mail Call (if we have new mail & samples) and this is #9 in our video series of Mail Call videos where Jim babbles on about what we recently received in the mail. If you want advanced news about samples this is where to get it.
Jim shows us what has recently arrived for review samples. Some new items from Trumpeter, Vallejo Paints, and Osprey Publishing books.
We got in some new Tamiya and Hasegawa kits this week. Jim shares those and more news in this regular video series.
Jim shows us some of the recent new arrivals from Asuka, Acadmeny, Rye Field Model and Dragon USA. Which also includes kits by Dragon, Bronco, Master Box, Aoshima, and Miniart.
Well it's been about a month since the last Mail Call video was put up. This time around we have new items from Legend Productions, Flyhawk (the new 1/72 PzKpfw II Ausf J (VK.16.01), Abrams Squad magazine, and the first kits from newcomer Tiger Model.
We are saddened to have to announce the news that our own Bruce Miller (grayghost666) has passed away. Bruce had been fighting for several years against cancer as many of you who knew him well on the site probably know. Bruce headed up the campaigns section on Model Shipwrights since 2011. He joined KitMaker in 2007 and, as many will attest, did his best to make the community a better place.
T Murphy McCraken or perhaps better known by some as Cuhail has died suddenly from Heart and lung failure. The best efforts of both Paramedics and hospital staff failed and they were unable to revive Murphy. What makes this a particularly sad event is that he was due to get married Saturday July 12th, 2014 to Gigi Ballad, who is described as his soul mate.