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16 December, 2008

15 December, 2008

12 December, 2008

Please note that my btgreen@optusnet.com.au and submissions@hyperscale.com email addresses have not been working for the last week. If you have sent an email to me during this period, will you please resend it to btgreen@optusnet.com.au. I will make a note on What'e New when the hyperscale email addresses are working again.

 

10 December, 2008

9 December, 2008

  • It took much longer than I had hoped, but HyperScale’s brand new servers are now fully operational. The site winked off the air shortly after I loaded the 5 December update, so I will leave this in place until tomorrow to give everyone a chance to catch up. I do apologise for the outages and lack of updates over the last few days but hopefully these new servers will be more reliable than the old boxes which were pretty much at the end of their useful lives. This was the first and only hardware change since moving to dedicated servers seven years ago, and I am not planning on any more major technical changes in the near future (although I still have to move about 20 domain names, including Missing-Lynx, to the new servers in the coming days).

4 & 5 December, 2008

3 December, 2008

  • Tonight's video is an interview with Roy Sutherland from Barracudacals and Cooper Details, who discusses new and forthcoming releases. Simply click the screen below to view the video:

 

2 December, 2008

1 December, 2008

...and don't forget to catch the latest book, accessory and kit reviews from Frank De Sisto on Missing-Lynx's "Time on Target" Forum, now including images of the review products.

28 November, 2008 - The Aviation Workshop Interview, Airfix TSR.2 Preview, Galleries & Reviews

Tonight's video is an interview with Gary Madgwick from Aviation Workshop, who discusses new and forthcoming releases.

Simply click the screen below to view the video:

 

27 November, 2008

26 November, 2008

25 November, 2008

24 November, 2008

...and don't forget to check out the great work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too

20 November, 2008 - Revell Mosquito, A2Zee Interview & Reviews

  • We have seen a spontaneous interest in classic wartime images from LIFE Magazine on the Plane Talking Forum over the last day or two. so I have nominated a special LIFE Magazine topic on "Theme Pics" for the next few days. If you have posted links to your favourite LIFE Magazine images on Plane Talking, can you please also post them to Theme Pics? That way, they will be easy to find in one spot.

18 November, 2008 - Airfix Interview, Galleries & Reviews

Tonight's video is an interview with Darrell Burge, Marketing Manager from Airfix, who discusses new and forthcoming releases. 

17 November, 2008 - Tamiya Model Magazine Interview

Marcus Nicholls, Editor of Tamiya Model Magazine, shares his impressions of the big new Italeri Schnellboot and announces a new book.  

16 November, 2008 - Revell Video Interview

Volker Vahle from Revell speaks to us about new and forthcoming releases including the 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 88, 1/48 scale Mosquito B.Mk.IV, and 1/144 scale C-17 and Fletcher Class destroyer.  

15 November, 2008 - Cammett Limited Interview

Tonight I present the first of a series of interviews conducted with model companies at IPMS UK ScaleModeworld. This is Robin from Cammett Limited describing some new and forthcoming accessory and conversion releases.

On Sunday at 10 am I will be signing books at the Osprey stand. At 11 am and 2 pm, Richard Franks and myself will be conducting airbrushing demonstrations on the ADH Publishing stand.

Check in again tomorrow for another video.

14 November, 2008

Tonight, for Testor's ScaleWorkshop, I am pleased to present a short video showing a snapshot of ScaleModelworld 2008 being prepared for the first official day on Saturday. The video includes exclusive news of two products that wil be launched at the show tomorrow - Xtrakit's 1/72 scale Sea Harrier FA.2 and a new modelling book from ADH Publishing, "Modelling the Fairey Swordfish." 

12 November, 2008

I arrived in England this morning. Over the next couple of days we will be winding our way north to Telford in time to take some photos of the setting up of ScaleModelworld 2008.

11 November, 2008

I am heading off to the airport this afternoon for the long journey to ScaleModelworld, the IPMS UK Nationals at Telford. If you are visiting the show, you can catch me on the ADH Publishing stand (Tamiya Magazine, Model Airplane International etc) presenting airbrushing demonstrations with Richard Franks (check at the stand for exact times), and I will also be on the Osprey stand from 10 am to 11 am Saturday and Sunday for book signings. I will look forward to catching up at Telford!

10 November, 2008

...and don't forget to catch the latest book, accessory and kit reviews from Frank De Sisto on Missing-Lynx's "Time on Target" Forum, now including images of the review products.

7 November, 2008

I am very sad to report that Alan W. Hall passed away on Thursday morning. Mr Hall was a true pioneer of model publishing, editing Airfix Magazine from the early 1960s and spending many years at the helm of Scale Aircraft Modelling. I wish to pass on my sincere condolences to Mr Hall's family and friends. Milton Keynes Model Club has posted a brief tribute to Mr Hall.

5 November, 2008

We're having some ongoing tehnical problems which put the HyperScale server off the air for around ten hours on Tuesday US time, and are still having an impact on my ability to upload new content. New servers are being commissioned in a few weeks (I actually thought these had been installed over a month ago) which should help avoid these issues in the future. In the meantime, we have some new Galleries and Reviews:

3 November, 2008

31 October, 2008

30 October, 2008

We have a new topic on Theme Pics - Resin Kits and Conversions. Let's see how you have fared with resin kits!

29 October, 2008

28 October, 2008

The latest issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, and one lucky visitor will win an annual subscription by answering a simple question. Click here to visit this month's MAI Competition page. The winner of last month's competition is Martin T. Monsod.

27 October, 2008

...and don't forget to check out the great work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too

24 October, 2008

23 October, 2008

22 October, 2008

21 October, 2008

20 October, 2008

...and don't forget to catch the latest book, accessory and kit reviews from Frank De Sisto on Missing-Lynx's "Time on Target" Forum, now including images of the review products.

17 October, 2008

I am very sad to report that author, historian and Spitfire expert Robert Bracken has passed away. I offer my sincere condolences to Robert's family and friends.

16 October, 2008

I have been slowly bringing HyperScale's Indexes up to date after falling behind when I switched over to Dreamweaver as my web publishing programme early this year. I have now completed the Kit Review index, which now includes all the aircraft kit reviews from 1998 until now. I have also restructured the Kit Review Index into three separate pages - A - F, G - O and P - Z. This should help the Index pages load faster. If you still see the old Index page, click the refresh button on your browser.

15 October, 2008

We have a new topic on Theme Pics - Vacform Kits and Conversions. Let's see how you have fared with vacform kits.

14 October, 2008

13 October, 2008

...and don't forget to check out the great work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too

10 October, 2008

Classic Airframes has announced its tentative Q4 2008 release schedule. This includes the American Spitfire Vc due in the next few weeks, the all-new 1/48 scale Fokker D.21 and P-6E reissue later in October or early November (all three of these kits have an MSRP of USD$48.00), the long-awaited Sea Venom in November, and the Gannet AEW in December. More details will be advised in the coming weeks. The first release for 2009 will be the big 1/48 scale Fiat Br.20.

9 October, 2008

8 October, 2008

7 October, 2008

6 October, 2008

...and don't forget to catch the latest book, accessory and kit reviews from Frank De Sisto on Missing-Lynx's "Time on Target" Forum, now including images of the review products.

Addendum

I am pleased to announce that the second server is back on the air, so you will be able to view all those older Features and Galleries, plus Missing-lynx, ScaleWorkshop and more.

2 & 3 October, 2008

We are experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment, with one of my two dedicated servers off the air. This server houses some older Features and Galleries, plus all of Missing-Lynx, ScaleWorkshop and several other websites. A technician is attending to the problem now and hopefully the server will be back in service soon. In the meantime, new content and HyperScale's Forums are not affected (fingers crossed!)

1 October, 2008

HyperScale has a brand-new Discussion Forum - "Jet Age". The "Jet Age" forum will be the new home for discussion about post-WWII aviation modelling. "Jet Age" discussion will also include propeller driven and rotary wing aircraft of the post-1945 period. "Plane Talking" will remain as the Forum for general aviation modelling discussion; and modelling topics from the dawn of aviation to the end of the Second World War. I hope that you will enjoy the new "Jet Age" Forum.


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