For the information of our Australian visitors, Wagga Wagga and District Model Club will be holding its 30th Annual SHow and Expo on the weekend of 18 and 19 October. More details may be found on their website.
We have Part Two of my 2006 Testor's ScaleWorkshop video guide to painting model aircraft interiors. This installment covers cockpits. To watch this 2:27 video, simply click the Play button on the screen below.
15 September, 2014
Mark Davies presents a new Construction Feature on the new Airfix 1/72 scale Tiger Moth. 16 images of the model under construction and complete are included.
Rob Baumgartner reviews Encore Models' 1/32 scale Blue Max Pfalz, which includes extensive resin and photo-etched parts plus two figures. Images of all the plastic and resin parts, the photo-etched fret, marking options, decals and box top are all included.
Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G Royal Class. 84 images of the plastic, resin, photo-etched and self-adhesive parts, decals, 109 wreck relic (with certificate of authenticity and history booklet), beer glass, coaster and box art are included.
‘How To Build The Leopard Family In 1:35’ by Spencer Pollard is now available. This is a comprehensive guide to modelling this famous vehicle in its many forms. Along with the work of the author, you will also find guest features from Brett Green, Marcel Jussen and John Murphy, whose combined talents help tell the story of the seven models, including the Leopard 1A3, 2A4NL, 2A5, AEV, 2A6 and as a specially extended section, the incredible Canadian, C2 MEXAS. Each of the chapters tells the story of a model using in-depth construction and painting guides, as well as hints and tips on detailing, conversions, sculpting and figure painting. Add to that some exclusive, full-sized reference material and the reasons to add this book to your library are there for all to see.
Over the coming months I will be re-posting some of the most popular Testors Scaleworkshop "How To" videos, starting with my 2006 guide to painting wheel wells and cockpits. Here is Part One, covering the materials used and techniques to paint wheel wells. To watch this 3:19 video, simply click the Play button on the screen below.
Thanks to all of our HyperScale visitors, August 2014 has seen the largest number of page views on the Plane Talking Forum since HyperScale began more than 15 years ago. The total page views for that Forum alone was in excess of 2.5 million for the month of August.
I have linked the new Missing-Lynx WWI Review and Gallery indexes to the main Review and Gallery pages.
Tamiya has announced several new kits and accessory sets for release later this year, including an all-new 1/35 scale Jagdpanzer IV L/70, a motorised 1/35 scale Char B French tank, and a brand new set of WWII Japanese soldiers.
Today marks a remarkable milestone from Mark Davies - his 500th review on HyperScale. I'd like to thank Mark for all that hard work from his first HyperScale review in 2008 until today. I hope that we will see another 500 of Mark's thorough and forthright reviews on HyperScale over the coming years!
Valiant Wings Publishing announces that Airframe & Miniature No 7-The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Radial-engine versions (including Fw 190A, B, C, F, G & S)-A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Butcher Bird by Richard A Franks is now available. They have also reprinted Airframe & Miniature No 3-The Focke-Wulf Fw 190D & Ta 152. Both books are also available directly from Valiant Wings as a special Focke-Wulf bundle at £31.95 for the pair - a £4.95 saving on individual retail prices.