Tonight I round up seven new 1/48 scale resin accessories from Quickboost including spatless undercarriage for Stukas, cannon barrels for Hurricane, Spitfire and Ju 88, replacement propeller and spinner assembly for Academy's Spitfire XIV and more. Images of all the parts are included.
Tonight I round up six new 1/72 scale releases from Quickboost including Hurricane undercarriage doors, Mosquito nose, A3D Tail Gun Turret, Bf 109 G-10 exhausts, MiG-21 Stabs and F-105 Air Scoops. Images of all the parts are included.
For Australian visitors, a reminder that the Queensland Model and Hobby Expo will be held next weekend, 22 and 23 August, at the Brisbane Table Tennis Stadium, Green Tce, Windsor. More details may be found on the QMHE website.
Thanks to Kevin Futter, one of HyperScale's clever visitors, it would seem that the problems on my computer have now been fixed. In case anyone is interested, the caches were corrupted. I will be working on a new update today (at last!), which will be posted tomorrow. I a grateful to Kevin for his excellent diagnosis and advice, and to everyone else for their patience. See you tomorrow!
28 July, 2009
I apologise for the lack of an update yesterday. I have been experiencing problems with my computer since the weekend that have prevented me from working normally. I hope to have the problem fixed in the next day or so. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.
While I was in England in late March I had the chance to visit several local clubs, including Kempston and District Model Club near Bedford. While I was there I met, amongst many others, ten-year-old Mathias Read-Simpson and his father Karl. Tonight, we have nine images of Mathias' impressive 1/48 scale Airfix Spitfire Mk.IXc.
Today I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-2, including 24 images of all the new plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top. I have also added some suggestions for modellers who might like to backdate this kit to a Bf 110 F.
Albatros Productions has printed a small extra reprint of Windsock 25/2 magazine, the Wingnut issue, which quickly sold out the first time around. It is available onlien for £9.00 from www.windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk
I have created an Archive Page for What's New entries from 1 January to 31 May, 2009. You may open this Archive by clicking the link at the bottom of the current What's New page, or simply by following this link.
On Missing-Lynx, Mike Rinaldi presents a fantastic guide to Modulation Painting techniques with a big new article. Mike uses Dragon's Ferdinand as a step-by-step case study of painting and weathering a vehicle using half a dozen essential techniques. More than 20 images illustrate the detailed text.
Our Testor's ScaleWorkshop video tonight asks a question of the modellers at the Melbourne Model Expo 2009, and we get an interesting range of answers. No tiny screen this time either!
11 June, 2009
Hobbycraft has advised that their factory has recently shipped a batch of kits without decals. If your kit is missing its markings, you can obtain the decals by e-mailing HOBBYRAFT with your postal address and proof-of-purchase (sales receipt or package bar code) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mick Evans reviews Kinetic's 1/48 scale F-16D with Dorsal Spine, including images of the kit's unique parts, decals and box top, plus first thoughts on comparing this kit to Hasegawa's and Tamiya's F-16s. By the way, we will have photos of Mick's completed Kinetic Sufa in the coming weeks.
HyperScale has a brand-new Group Build Forum. The first topic is "Rhapsody in Blue", US Navy and Marines Aircraft, 1940-1960. The focus is any US aircraft of the period finished in any blue camouflage scheme. Let's see your construction photos as you build your US Navy or Marines kits in any scale, in two blues, three tone or Gloss Sea Blue. Have fun!
Testor's ScaleWorkshop takes us behind the scenes of the Melbourne Model Expo 2009, where we examine the judging, photography and traders (I am trying to fix the problem with the tiny screen, by the way!)
We have just arrived back from the Melbourne Model Expo. We took some video footage while we were there, and a behind the scenes video will be posted in tomorrow's update.
5 June, 2009
We have a new topic on Theme Pics - D-Day. Let's see your models representing Allied or Axis aircraft, vehicles and vessels that operated on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and in the following months during the campaign to liberate Europe. Have fun!
We are setting off now on the long drive down to Melbourne today for the 2009 Australian Model Expo on this weekend at the Sandown Racecourse. I'll look forward to seeing some of HyperScale's Australian visitors there.