Valiant Wings has announced their revised, updated and much expanded Airframe & Miniature No 2 - The Hawker Typhoon book. This revised edition is packed with specially commissioned new kit build content, revised appendices and new detail information. More news. Airframe Extra No 3 - The Battle Of Britain is on press and will be mailing from October 8th. More details available from Valiant Wings' website.
Lucky Model now has the new and much anticipated Kinetic 1/48 scale Sea Harrier FRS.1 in stock. Also available is the new Skunkmodels Workshop Royal Navy Tow Tractors and Crew. This may be purchased in combination with the Harrier for just an additional USD$9.50.
Mark Davies reviews Eduard's new 1/72 scale MiG-15UTI. This is Eduard's first standalone release of this famous two-seater trainer. 27 images of the kit parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.
Inside the Armour has announced its newest release, a Churchill Mk.I/II Dieppe conversion with blown waterproofing. This new set for the AFV Club Dieppe Churchill (AFV35176) converts your Churchil to either a Mk.I or a Mk.II Churchill as seen at the raid complete with the evidence of blown waterproofing on the turret and hull. More information and images are available on Inside the Armour's website.
In related but sad news, Chris Meddings has announced that he will be closing down Inside the Armour permanently from 31 December 2015. I'd like to thank Chris for his interesting and innovative products over the last five and a half years, catering especially to British armour and Churchill fans.
Tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video is a review of Revell's new 1/72 scale C-54 Skymaster. To view the 6 min 13 sec video, simply click the play button on the screen below, or double click to view on YouTube with the option of HD and full screen. This model is available right now online from Squadron for only USD$39.96
Mick Drover examines Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale GBU-8/B HOBOS. Images of the resin parts, decals, packaging, and instructions are included.Mick Drover examines Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale GBU-8/B HOBOS. Images of the resin parts, decals, packaging, and instructions are included.
Scale Scotland takes place on the 5th September at the Hilton Edinburgh Airport. There will be around 25 traders, model club displays, competitions, make ‘n’ paint for kids, and much more. You can find more information on Scale Scotland's website, www.scalescotland.co.uk
On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews some recent modelling tool releases:
Tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video is a walk around the aisles of last weekend's Queensland Model and Hobby Expo. To view the 5 min 18 sec video, simply click the play button on the screen below, or double click to view on YouTube with the option of HD and full screen.
...and for our East Coast Aussie visitors, the Queensland Model and Hobby Expo is on this weekend at a new venue - Just Sport n' Fitness Complex in Redbank, Brisbane. I'll be catching up with some of you there!
I am delighted to announce that Squadron is the new sponsor for our popular ScaleWorkshop video series. The first Squadron ScaleWorkshop video is an in-box examination of Tamiya's maginificent 1/32 scale Mosquito FB.VI, in glorious High Definition. This model is in stock now at Squadron. To view the 10:30 video, simply click the play button on the screen below, or double click to view on YouTube with the option of HD and full screen.
Back again after chasing down a few behind-the-scenes technical issues over the last couple of days.
Tonight I review Kinetic's new 1/48 scale Mirage IIIE/5, which features five South American schemes and allows you to build a Mirage IIIE, a IIIEBR, IIIEA, an IAI M5 Dagger, a Mirage IIIO, a Mirage 5 and possibly others straight from the box. 32 images of the kit's box top, plastic parts, decals and five South American colour schemes are included.
Noy's Miniatures has released a new base - WWII Luftwaffe Hardstand in a Winter Setting. It is offered in the popular scales of 1/48, 1/72 & 1/144, and is available now via email from email@example.com.
Tonight I present four photos and a description of my just-finished Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVI in the Gallery. I'll be writing this one up in detail for Issue 53 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine.
On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's all-new 1:35 scale Panther Ausf. D in detail, with 33 images of the kit parts, box top and decals, plus images and information on the Tamiya aftermarket update sets (individual track links, gun breech with metal barrel and photo-etched grilles) already available for this kit.
Squadron has announced a "Lowest Price Guarantee", lowering prices across the website. Squadron customer service will price match any competitor's advertised price. More details at www.squadron.com (some exclusions may apply).
In Australian industry news, Max Shaw has announced that he will be returning to Melbourne to join the Metro Hobbies team.
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I'm looking to top up Testor's ScaleWorkshop with some new Galleries of models finished using Model Master (or Floquil) paints - either acrylic or enamels. If you have photos of your Testor-finished models, I'd be very pleased to post them. Just send some photos and a description to me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we're on the subject, Ampersand Publishing has four new books available for order from their website right now - ALLIED-AXIS 32 Number 32; FLYING WINGS A Visual History of the Northrop XB-35 & YB-49 Flying Wings; M42 DUSTER A Visual History of the U.S. Army's Modern Mobile Anti-Aircraft Platform; and HIGH MOBILITY A Visual History of the U.S. Army's Modern High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, Part 1.
I have archived the What's New entries from January to May 2015. These may be found, along with all the other What's New archive pages dating back to 2008, at the bottom of this page. Earlier entries may be found in the Indexes.
Testor's ScaleWorkshop takes a walk around the Melbourne Model Expo 2015 over from last weekend. The show was a great success with 710 model entries and a very large number of visitors, including lots of families. The video shows the venue during setup, and browses the aisles of traders and displays. I'll be posting a Gallery of competition entries soon too. To view this 4:30 video, simply press the play button on the screen below: