For our Australian visitors, the 2015 NSW Scale Modelling Competition and Expo will be held over the weekend of 2 and 3 May, 2015. The show will be at a new venue this year - Illawarra Sports Stadium, Hooka Creek Rd, Berkeley NSW. More detail may be found on the website.
Testor's ScaleWorkshop presents Part Three of Dekker Zimmerman's video series describing the weathering of model aircraft tyres with the Testor Aztek airbrush and Model Master paints. To view this five minute video, simply press the play button on the screen below:
Further to my earlier review of Eduard's excellent 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII, Ed Russell has confirmed that the codes on Bobby Gibbes' aircraft were most likely RAAF Sky Blue, and that the spinner is red. I have modified my text to reflect this information.
Tonight I present three photos and a brief description of my completed Revell 1:32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8 in the Gallery.This model will be written up for a detailed article in Issue 49 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine.
Tonight I review Eduard's new 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII. Eduard has made a big effort here with new wings and fuselage parts (with no inserts!), and all these are detailed in the review. 24 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, colour schemes and box top are included.
The second edition of my book, "How to Build Tamiya's 1:32 Spitfire" sold out late last year, so we have taken the opportunity to update the contents with a new Chapter on the recent Tamiya Spitfire XVIe, built by David Johnson. The new revised edition has just arrived at ADH Publishing's office and is available for purchase right now.
Testor's ScaleWorkshop presents Part Two of Dekker Zimmerman video describing the weathering of model aircraft tyres with the Testor Aztek airbrush and Model Master paints. To view this 4:57 minute video, simply press the play button on the screen below:
I have archived the What's New entries from August to December 2014. 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 presents a new MausWerx Video tonight, in which Dekker Zimmerman describes the weathering of model aircraft tyres with the Testor Aztek airbrush and Model Master paints. This is Part One, with Parts Two and Three to follow shortly. To view this 5:51 minute video, simply press the play button on the screen below:
Valiant Wings Publishing has advised that Airframe Album No 6, Fw 189 Uhu, will publish a week earlier than anticipated and it should be on their stand at the Huddersfield show on 15 February. However, pre-order offers mean that you will still be able to save £1.00 on RRP of £16.95, save £2.00 on shipping and get a chance to win a Great Wall Hobby 1/48 Fw 189 kit in their preorder prize draw until February 16th.
We continue to replay some popular Testors Scaleworkshop "How To" videos, this time with a guide to masking (Part Two). To watch this video, simply click the Play button on the screen below (please bear in mind that this video was made more than eight years ago, pre-HD on YouTube).
APMA is a Sydney model club, and their quarterly magazine has always had a great reputation for original research (aircraft and military) and modelling articles. Ley Reynolds has now taken over the Editorship, and the magazine is included with local and international membership. Check out APMA's website for more details.
Kinetic's new 1/48 scale Mirage IIIE is reviewed in detail by Mick Evans, who worked on RAAF Mirages for more than seven years in the 1980s. 42 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.
We continue to replay some popular Testors Scaleworkshop "How To" videos, this time with a guide to masking (Part One). To watch this six minute video, simply click the Play button on the screen below (please note that this video was made eight years ago, pre-HD on YouTube. One day I'll go back and re-make these!).