January 17, 2017
Trumpeter ups the ante by announcing a full interior for its upcoming Maus kit. Only a couple of CAD images have been shared for now. Watch this space for updates.
3D in Scale has announced the availability of its interior conversion sets for the Trumpeter 2S7 and 2S7M Pion / Malka kits.
Infini Models announces a 1/700 scale upgrade set for Hasagawa's Mikasa 1904 & 1905 (kit No.151).
Infini Models announces a 1/350 scale upgrade for Hasagawa's Shimakaze
Infini Models release a 1/350 scale upgrade set for Max Factories Shimakaze
January 16, 2017
We review latest publication from PeKo publishing dedicated to SU-76 SPG.
A set of five 1/32nd US Navy Deck Crew have been released by VideoAviation.
Five Star Model releases a 1/700 scale resin WWII IJN Type NO.13 Minesweeper.
Five Star Model releases a 1/700 scale upgrade for Pit-Road's IJN Fubuki Class 吹雪 (Special TypeIII) Destroyer.
It seems today is a good day for publishing box art images of upcoming releases... Trumpeter just released an image of the upcoming S-300 (SA-10 Grumble) in 1/35 scale.
Vladimir Demchenko kindly informed us about the upcoming figure of BRAVO-6.
Takom released box art photos of two new 1/35 scale releases, a two slightly different versions of the heaviest tank ever built.
Takom just released a box art photo of their upcoming kit, something many plastic scale modelers were dreaming of... a FV432!
Klaus Eberl shares with us some images of his Leopard 2A4 in Chilean Army service.
1st Miniatures released new bust:
Black Sun announced new figurines:
Hans-Hermann Bühling shares with us a selection of photographs of the Bundeswehr MARS system.
D-Corperation is listing a 1/144 scale Republic of Korea Navy A214 (SS-072) Submarine for release in February 2017.
Five Star Model announces the release of a 1/700 scale WWII IJN Type NO.1 Submarine Chaser.
Five Star Moel Releases their 1/700 WWII IJA Escort Aircraft Carrier Akitsu Maru resin kit.
ICM has informed us of their latest figure set on the works, four Soviet tank riders from WWII
New announcement from Modelcollect, a Nato M1001 MAN Tractor & Pershing Ⅱ Missile Erector Launcher.
The latest releases from Monroe Perdu Studios are quite varied, from Zimmerit to kneelers at different scales.
As opener for 2017, Asuka Model follows up on its series of Sherman kits, this time announcing a mid-production M4A1 with an initial VVSS suspension.
A second pass at Miniature Armies in Miniatures recent releases reveals more bits you may want to add to your contemporary diorama setting.
Trumpeter shares sprue shots of its medium artillery tractor kit.
Bald, bearded, or with a full head of hair, Modern Armies in Miniatures has offerings for such. And it now has lefties as well, to complement its recent release of right hands.
The new kit from Custom Factory is a Soviet 1200 Lt. water tank on a trailer.
January 15, 2017
Macone Models has new products, two ready-to-paint asphalt bases and a wall with door, which is made of a new acrylic resin.
Five Star Model announces the list of items destined for a January 2017 release.
Five Star Model releases their list of 1/700 scale accessories for 2017.
Destined for a January 2017 release, Five Star Model announces a 1/350 scale WWII USS England Destroyer Escort Super Upgrade.
Five Star Model announces a release of a 1/700 scale WWII USS Tennessee BB-43 1945 Upgrade.
At last the suspense is over and we can announce the 2016 Model of the Year. It seems that Great War subjects are still an Aeroscale tradition this year.
Hot on the heels of Ed Burgesse's build feature of the 1:35 Multicar kit, Blazey gives us a build of its smaller 1:48 scale sibling!
Copper State Models are rapidly establishing themselves as one of the most interesting manufacturers of 1:48 WWI aircraft kits. Their new Caudron G.IV is in equal measure amongst the most exciting kits I’ve seen in a long time - and also the most daunting.
Slated for a February 2017 release, Pit-Road announces their 1/700 scale USN Heavy Cruiser CA-36 Minneapolis 1942.
Wave announces a February 2017 release of their 1/350 scale IJN Destroyer Akizuki 1942/1944 Convertible Kit .
Special Hobby have released a comprehensive line-up of resin upgrades for Airfix’s 1:48 Hurricane as part of their CMK range.
Replikant Technologies offers the pack with two of their upcoming releases as diorama accessories in 1/35 scale.
AIRFIX molded dozens of soft plastic figure sets in the 1960s and '70s. This is STATION ACCESSORIES.
HERPA has released their latest brochure CARS AND TRUCKS NEWS 03-04 2017.
MR Modellbau has informed us that it has opened a new online store with focus on military-themed publications. Titles from Tankograd, Nuts & Bolts are available, and they will soon carry books from other renowned publishers like WWP, Squadron, Ampersand, to name a few.
IBG Models shares CAD images of its soon-to-be released Swedish tank.
"Special Balkenkreuz” -- the current edition focuses on German WW II panzers, by presenting four armor projects highlighting construction, painting and finishing techniques of accomplished modelers.
January 14, 2017
At Silver Wings we are pleased to be able to kick off 2017 with our first new kit of the year,
Werner's Wings brings us another great decal set for helicopters. This time it is for USAF Pave Hawk MH/HH-60G rescue helicopters.
Hobby Boss teased us and had a guessing game a couple of days back. Now they reveal what is coming our way. With sprue shots available, we would like to expect a release date soon -- hopefully the box art does not take that long!
HERPA rolls in the new year with this lot of new models and models in new liveries.
MK35 latest building is called "Mercerie", a beautiful haberdashery with two floors.
Fujimi announces the late February release of a 1/350 scale IJN Aircraft Carrier Kaga Premium.
Projected for a March release, Revell of Germany announces their 1/700 scale Petr Veliky.
Duplicata has several new high quality prints of different items, from fast food containers to soda boxes and books
LUFTHANSA and LUFTWAFFE models landed in last winter's CARS & TRUCKS NEWS 11-12 2016 from HERPA.
Tim Hatton [Litespeed] found ARMA HOBBY’s latest release of the 1/72 TS-11 Iskra bis DF trainer which should be landing in your favourite hobby shops anytime now.
These are models which Herpa debuted in this winter's Car & Truck News 11-12 2016.
These are models which Herpa debuted in Car & Truck News 09-10 2016.
After delivering several 1/48 vignettes delivering memorable moments from iconic movies, Oniria Miniatures ventured even further with their new release... a 1/12 resin bust inspired by the final scene from one of the best sci-fi movie of all times, Blade Runner.
ETA from Greece offers a wide range of diorama accessories to modelers.
Dragon releases a paper-panzer Jagdtiger armed with the 12.8cm PaK.80 (L66) gun, brought to life for fans of armor based video games. Here Russ Amott Reviews and Builds the model with a pleasing result.
Hobby Boss published a teaser photo of their upcoming release... can you guess what it is?
New as well in MR Modellbau's catalog is a kit for stowage and personal equipment to add to your 4-rad.
MR Modellbau releases its new cable sets, for use with armor kits ranging from WW II to modern subjects.
An inbox review of the new SWS F-4J/S kit by Zoukei-Mura. A review of the greatest advantages and cons of the kit, including descriptive pictures.
RICHARD (TINBANGER) IS WORKING ON THIS!
On it's way as a March release, F-Toys 1/1250 scale Modern Navy Kit Collection Vol.4
Projected for a late February release, Fujimi announces a 1/350 scale IJN Aircraft Carrier Shokaku w/Wood Deck.
The second volume of FC Model Tips has been published, with more tricks and techniques.
New from Custom Factory is a set of wheels for the BMP-K K-17.
January 13, 2017
Two new Russian/Soviet vehicles will be available in February from W-Model, a TOR-M2KM and an R-417 Baget
Ed Burgesse takes us through a build of the M22 Multicar from PlusModel in 1/35th scale.
A trip into the past as Lindberg announces a February release of the 1/25 scale 1959 Century Coronado Motorboat.
Lindberg announces a February release of a 1/25 scale 1959 Owens Deluxe Cruiser.
Another useful weapon set for Vietnam War
Now's the time to stock up your library with Valiant Wings' excellent reference titles as they announce a limited offer of free shipping.
Hot on the heels fo the Northrop Delta announced recently, FRROM are planning a Gamma 2E bomber.
The second issue of SciFi Scale has just been published by Hobbyworld, with 14 modelling articles about SciFi.
Previously announced, Trumpeter now shares kit details and sprue shots of what to expect inside the box.
DN Models’ latest paint mask is a digital camouflage pattern for the Ukraine 2s3 152mm Self-Propelled Howitzer.
We take a closer look on Vallejo's new pigments sets, five boxes with four bottles each, for different effects.
January 12, 2017
Following the recently released Merkava, Sol Model is working on another 1/16 tank, the Pz.Kpfw.1 Ausf.B
Due for a late January 2017 release, Fujimi presents their 1/700 scale Small Direct Education Ship Admiral Graf Spee.
Slated for a 2017 release, HobbyBoss will unleash a 1/200 scale Japanese Battleship Mikasa 1902.
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Armorama and SAM publications present winner of a December 2016 edition of the monthly model competition.
We got a slew of new items in from Tamiya. They include not only 3 new (likely as yet unreleased) kits, but also some new paints, dio pigments, and more.
We present new figures from Battlegate Games... 2 sets of 1/35 scale miniatures.
ETA Diorama didn't refuse requests of big scale modelers and released some 1/6 scale diorama accessories.
Günther Sternberg shows us his latest masterpiece, a 1/35 scale Oberjäger from Andrea Miniatures.
Projected for a February 2017 release, HobbyBoss has a 1/350 scale HMS Lord Nelson on deck!
Basilios Giehos shares another amazing diorama with us. The ship at the center of the show is the iconic Hellenic Navy's armored cruiser, Georgios Averof
January 11, 2017
A quick peek inside the pages of this monstrous 550+ page book on diorama building by AK Interactive and author, Ruben Gonzalez. Softcover, color.
Destined for a late January 2017 release, Pit-Road's Maritime Self Defense Force Escort Ship DDH-183 Izumo'
Pit-Road re-released their 1/700 scale Japanese Navy special transport vessel Aikoku Maru 1944 - New Parts - December, 2016
Although one of the most talented traditional figure sculptors today, Maciej Rebkowski from Airborne Miniatures decided to step into the future and use 3D scanning technology to produce his latest 1/16 scale figure, Special Forces Operator (076).
Robert O'Shaunnessy shares a fantastic tribute build of Revell's 1/72 scale USS Gato.
AFV Club has released previous kits on the IDF Sho’t. Coming our way this time around is the Sho’t Kal Dalet Type II, Operation Peace for Galilee 1982 (AF35282). No release date as yet, but AFV Club has provided photos of what is ahead.
Gaso.Line opens the New Year by updating its catalog with three releases.
Kostas Katseas used Revell's 1/4000 scale Star Wars™ Imperial Star Destroyer™ to create this fantastic ship diorama. The scene depicts a crashed star destroyer from the Battle of Jakku,
January 10, 2017
Mirk-Mir announces a February release of their 1/350 scale British HMS K-15 Submarine
Revell of Germany announces the January 2017 release of a 1/570 Scharnhorst Plastic Model Kit.
Slated for a January 2017 release form Revell of Germany, the 1/450 Admiral Nelson Flagship Plastic Model Kit.