I am looking for a couple of additional regular HyperScale reviewers, located in Australia to keep postage costs manageable. I'm hoping to find a couple of experienced modellers who can take their own good quality photographs and can turn reviews around quickly. I'm particularly interested in finding a 1/72 scale specialist. Please drop me a note on email@example.com to discuss in more detail.
In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I show how the engine cowlings are posed either closed or open on Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. Lighting is a bit muddy in this one - I'll know better next time! To view the six minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:
For the information of our Australian visitors, the ScaleACT model show will be held in Canberra this coming weekend, 11 and 12 November 2017, featuring model displays, competitions, a swap 'n sell, and more. 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
In the Gallery, I present four images and a description of my Tamiya 1/48 scale SS-100 Heavy Tractor. This is abrand new kit and a great little crossover subject, as it was commonly used to tow heavy aircraft at Luftwaffe airfields.
A test shot of Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 arrived here yesterday. I have made an 11 minute video examining the plastic parts and discussing the contents and options of this eagerly anticipated release. To view the video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:
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Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4 arrived here yesterday, so tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop takes a close-up look at the contents! This is an all-new kit with nothing at all in common with the previous Eduard 1/48 scale Fw 190 A kits. To view this 10 minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.
Test shot sprues for Revell's forthcoming 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang arrived here yesterday, so tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop will take a close-up look! To view this 8:38 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.
I have just had news that my latest book, "How to Build Tamiya's 1:32 F4U-1A and F4U-1D Corsair" is due out at ScaleModelworld in November and may be pre-ordered now. We provide an exhaustive step-by-step illustrated guide to building and detailing Tamiya'a 1:32 scale F4U-1D and F4U-1A, offering plenty of inspiration with two different configurations and colour schemes. Chris Wauchop has built the F4U-1A while I have tackled the F4U-1D. We also have a bonus Chapter on building Tamiya’s 1:48 scale Corsair family, offering some tips for painting pilot figures and including a close-up look at a Corsair under restoration.