MENG and AFV Modeller have announced a new collaboration with MENG becoming the exclusive title sponsor of AFV Modeller and AIR Modeller Magazines. This will mean more in depth coverage of the exciting new Meng releases and interesting modelling activities organized by both parties. To celebrate this, the next issue of MENG AIR Modeller will include a complimentary decal sheet with additional markings for the MENG 1/32 Me 163 B.
For our Australian visitors, Melbourne's ESSMC will be holding their Swap and Sell Sunday day on 9 March 2014 from 10am till 12.30 pm More than 20 sellers will be present on the day. The venue is the Box Hill Community Arts Centre on the corner of Station and Combarton streets in Box Hill.
Miniatures PMC has released a set of three M48 tank crew figures, sculpted by John Rosengrant. These are available online from Miniatures PMC www.miniaturespmc.com
Asuka Model is the new name of Tasca, and they are expanding their 1/24 scale range with a brand new American Bantam Reconnaissance Car. More information and images are available on their website www.asukamodel.com
The latest release from Inside the Armour is Item No. 35083X, Ardeer Aggie. This new 1/35 scale release represents a complete build in one box including resin Ardeer Aggie conversion, decals for one tank, ITA35010i improved idlers, ITA35061 Churchill basic PE. All the required AFV Club parts are supplied to make the model, and AFV Club workable late cast tracks are included too. The price is £60. Available now from www.insidethearmour.com
I have just been advised that the HyperScale Submissions email box was full and bouncing new messages. I have cleared the mailbox now, so if you have been trying to send emails in the last week or so, you should be good to go now on firstname.lastname@example.org
And just a reminder for Sydneysiders, APMA's annual Q Store Modeling Swap and Sell Day will be held this Sunday at Ryde Ex Services Club, 724 Victoria Road, Ryde NSW 2112. Doors are open from 10:00am and the show will finish at 1:30pm. More information is available on the APMA website. I'll be there.
Rob Baumgartner reviews Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale AMC DH9, including photos of the model under construction, the plastic sprues, photo-etched parts, instructions and box top.
Continuing with the WWI theme, on Missing-Lynx Steve Zaloga presents five images and a description of his completed Meng Model 1/35 scale Char 2C. A detailed article on this model will feature in Issue 96 of Model Military International magazine.
APMA in Sydney will be holding its annual Q Store Modeling Swap and Sell Day on Sunday 2 February at Ryde Ex Services Club, 724 Victoria Road, Ryde NSW 2112. Doors are open from 10:00am and the show will finish at 1:30pm. More information is available on the APMA website.
Bruce Salmon has a big new Feature Article on his impressions of building Tamiya's 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang kit (which are a bit different to my impressions - it's always interesting to hear of a different perspective). 20 images of the model both complete and under construction are included.
Welcome to 2014, HyperScale's 17th year online! The last twelve months have seen some remarkable releases and the coming year promises to be just as exciting. Stay tuned to HyperScale's What's New page and to the Forums for all the latest news and opinions.
Rob Baumgartner reviews Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale Fokker E.IV, including construction tips and photos of various sub-assemblies, plus images of the kit parts on the sprues, the decals and the box top. And don't forget, if you want to order this or any other kit from Wingnut Wings, do so before they shut down for their Christmas break from 20 December.
Valiant Wings has announced that they have a special Luftwaffe Bundle, which comprises Airframe & Miniature No 5 (Early Series Bf 109) and Airframe & Miniature No 1 (Me 262) for £29.95, and you'll only pay for postage on the Bf 109 book. That's a saving of £7.95 plus shipping on one book. Just go to Valiant Wings' website to take advantage of this deal.
Tonight's Testor's ScaleWorkshop video visits ScaleACT 2013, held on the weekend of 16 and 17 November in Canberra. This video takes us around the aisles of this annual Australian model show, exploring the models in competition and display, the vendors and more. To view this 6 min 20 sec video, simply click the screen below. Double clicking will open the video in YouTube, where you may watch it in full screen high definition if you prefer.
Tonight I present four images and a description of my new Meng 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Me 163 B in the Gallery. This model will feature in a 14 page article in Issue 33 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine.
For the information of our Australian visitors, the ACTSMS Canberra model show will be held this Saturday and Sunday, featuring model displays, competitions, a swap 'n sell, and a dinner on Saturday evening. A number of local and interstate traders will be selling kits, books and modelling accessories throughout the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.actsms.asn.au
By all accounts it was a great 50th Anniversary ScaleModelworld show at Telford on the weekend. The biggest (in every sense of the word) announcement was probably Airfix's 1/24 scale Hawker Typhoon. We'll have more details as they come to hand.
Valiant Wings Miniatures has announced that Airframe & Miniature No 6 - The North American Early P-51 Mustang by Richard A Franks is now available, priced at £18.95 RRP, and now 192 pages. All preordered copies will be in the mail by tomorrow evening. You may order from Valiant Wings' website or if you are visiting Scale Modelworld in Telford at the weekend you can pick up a copy from their stand in Hall 1.
I have archived July to September's "What's New" entries. You can find archived "What's New" pages from January 2008 until the present day linked from the bottom of this page. Content from 1998 to thr end of 2007 may be found in the Indexes.
Squadron has sent this news of a new sale: "The Squadron FLASH SALE WEEK has begun! Each day at 12:00pm (cst), we will have a new FLASH SALE featuring items at crazy low prices. Each FLASH SALE will only last 24 hours, so make sure you check us out each day this week. Some items have low quantities, so order fast. You can only purchase these items at Squadron.com. The sale is limited to quantities on hand. Discounts have already been applied - NO COUPON CODE NEEDED."
Rob Baumgartner reviews six recent releases from Bengun including a full 1/144 scale stripdown DH.2 kit, WWI turnbuckles and cowl fasteners in 1/32 scale, British wing walk boards and US bomb racks, also in 1/32 scale; and a 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-5 detail set. Images of all the parts are included.
Today I review Eduard's new 1/48 scale MiG-21PFM. The wings, fuselage and spine sprues are new for this second generation Fishbed, and my review includes 37 photos of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, colour schemes and box top. A review of the Eduard BRASSIN MiG-21PFM cockpit and exhaust nozzle sets is also included.
Tonight's Testor's ScaleWorkshop video visits the 2013 Queensland Model and Hobby Expo. This video takes us around the aisles of this long-running annual Australian model show, exploring the models in competition and display, the vendors and more. To view this 5 min 27 sec video, simply click the screen below. Double clicking will open the video in YouTube, where you may watch it in full screen high definition if you wish.