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30 June, 2010

I'm back at my desk, and I have put together a video covering some of the activity at Squadron's EagleQuest XIX held at the Embassy Suites Resort near Dallas Fort Worth airport. Our report covers the setup, the Squadron Open House shopping spree, the Seminars and one of the evening functions. I will be posting a Gallery of some of the models from the tables in a few days. This Testor's ScaleWorkshop video is 6 min and 7 sec in duration, and may be viewed simply by pressing the "play" button on the screen below.

 

27 June, 2010

I had a great time at the Squadron EagleQuest XIX show at the Emabssy Suites Hotel, Dallas over the last few days. Thanks to Mike McMahon, the team from Squadron, and to the EagleQuest comittee for their welcome and hosplitality. I am typing this at Dallas Fort Worth airport awaiting my flight to LA, with a two-hour layover followed by another 13 hours back to Sydney, I'll have photos and videos of this very enjoyable and friendly show on HyperScale in the coming days.

24 June, 2010

I have arrived at Dallas for Squadron's EagleQuest show in Texas starting here at the Embassy Suites Hotel tomorrow. I will look forward to catching up with some of HyperScale's visitors over the next couple of days. In the meantime, we have a new update:

23 June, 2010

  • In our newest Testor's Scaleworkshop video, we take a walk around a remarkable Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1, upgraded to E-7 standards, just arrived on 21 June 2010 at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino. This aircraft was recovered from Russia, and still shows evidence of at least three camouflage schemes it wore during its eventful service until it was shot down over the Russian Front. This aircraft was flown by Leutnant Wulf-Dietrich Widowitz, attached to 5./JG 5, and force landed near Petsamo after combat on 4 April 1942. By the way, after recording this video I checked the data plate and confirmed that the Werknummer was 3523 (the chipped second digit on the fin looked like a 3 but it was actually a 5). Subsequent research also revealed that the radio code is CS+AJ. You may view this 4 min 03 sec YouTube video simply by pressing the "play" button on the screen below.

 

22 June, 2010

21 June, 2010

  • I am in the Qantas Lounge at Sydney Airport waiting for my flight to LA. I will be attending Squadron's EagleQuest show in Texas at the end of the week, where I will be speaking at a couple of presentations - " 'Welcome to EagleQuest', State of the Hobby & Q&A" on Friday at 1pm, and "Late War Luftwaffe Camouflage" on Saturday at 1pm. I will look forward to catching up with many of HyperScale's visitors at Eaglequest on Friday and Saturday.

18 June, 2010

17 June, 2010

16 June, 2010

15 June, 2010

  • Testor's ScaleWokshop visits the Melbourne Model Expo 2010, where I interview the show Director, plus Max Shaw from J.B. Wholesalers, and a brand new company announces the forthcoming release of a 1/35 scale Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle. You may view this 9 min 30 sec YouTube video simply by pressing the "play" button on the screen below.

10 & 11 June, 2010

9 June, 2010

8 June, 2010

7 June, 2010

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

4 June, 2010

...and of course the Airfix Group Build Forum on HyperScale remains lively,

3 June, 2010

 

2 June, 2010

We're close to the anniversary of D-Day, so we have a new topic on Theme Pics: The Battle for Fortress Europe June 1944 - May 1945. Show us photos of your aircraft, armour or maritime models from any combatants, figures or any other scale tributes to the last year of the war in Europe. Enjoy!

1 June, 2010

We have Preview information and images of the latest release from Encore, a 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Me 328 pulse jet fighter.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Contact Resin's new 1/32 scale kit of Otto Lilienthal's 1894 Normal–Segelapparat. Images of the box art plus the mutlimedia wood and resin parts are included.

Chris Wauchop brought his new 1/35 scale Dragon Sd.Kfz. 251/22 Ausf. D around for photography last week. Four images have been posted to Missing-Lynx's Gallery.

Tim Bumb presents artwork of a Panzer IV in the Gallery.

...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.

28 May, 2010

Tonight I review Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-11 / D-13, including images of all the new parts, decals, box top and marking options.

Othmar Hellinger presents 23 images of his 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings Junkers J.1 in the Gallery.

Paul Coudeyrette's latest Gallery entry is a 1/32 scale Chance-Vought F4U-4B Corsair conversion from Trumpeter's F4U-4 kit. 15 images are included.

CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts has sent 17 images of two F-35 Lightning IIs in flight and refuelling. This attractive Gallery has been posted to HyperScale's Reference Library.

Ken Bowes examines Afterburner Decals' 1/48 scale F-16CG/CJ Data & Stencils Redux. Images of the cover, instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Ray Thomas has sent some new photos of the mockups of the forthcoming 1/24 scale Vintage Fighter Series Spitfire XIV kits. These have been posted to a Preview page.

Mark Davies reviews the recent 4+ book on the Focke-Wulf Ta 152. Images of the cover and five sample pages are included.

27 May, 2010

Mark Davies presents Czech Master Resin's 1/72 scale Supermarine Spitfire TR.9 in a short new Feature Article with four images.

Glen Porter reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Brewster SB2C-3 Buccaneer and Bermuda Mk. I kits, including images of the box tops, decal sheets from both kits, plastic, resin and photo-etched parts.

Ken Bowes examines Afterburner Decals' 1/48 scale release "Air National Guard: Viper Wing Kings II". Ken's review includes images of the cover, the two decal sheets and the instructions.

We are continuing to see plenty of inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check 'em out!

26 May, 2010

Mark Davies reviews three boxings of RS Models 1/72 Avia B.534 kits. 18 images of the kit parts, box tops and marking options are included.

Ken Bowes examines Afterburner Decals' 1/48 scale F-16 decals, "527th Aggressors RAF Bentwaters". Images of the cover, instruction and the decal sheet are included.

24 May, 2010

Paul Coudeyrette's latest Gallery entry is a 1/32 scale Trumpeter Hawk 81A-2 (P-40B) in AVG markings.

Rodger Kelly reviews Afterburner Decals' 1/48 scale "EA-18G Super Bug Shockers", including images of the cover, the two decal sheets and the instructions.

Mark Davies examines the new book, Polish Wings 10 "Mig-23MF & MiG-23UB", including images of the cover and four sample pages.

On Missing-Lynx, Ken Tan presents eight images of his 1/35 scale Italeri M4A1(76) Sherman in the Gallery.

Shigeyuki Mizuno brings us 16 images of his 1/35 scale diorama entitled "Duo" featuring a Jagdtiger and something even more unusual...

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is an Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. D entitled "Routine Maintenance".

We have just received news of a forthcoming release from Great Wall Hobby - a 1/35 scale 12.8cm K44 L/55 anti-tank gun. Images and information have been posted to a Preview page.

Al Bowie reviews a recent book, MUD & DUST Australian Army Vehicles & Artillery in Vietnam by Michael K Cecil. An image of the cover plus six sample pages are included.

Cookie Sewell examines several new kits:

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

21 May, 2010

We have a photo report on new and forthcoming aircraft releases seen at the 49th annual Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010. 73 images are included.

"Bondo" Phil Brandt girds his loins and bravely tackles Mach 2's 1/72 scale NC/AC-123K “Black Spot” Gunship. Eleven images accompany Phil's description in this new Construction Feature.

Paul Coudeyrette presents 16 images of his 1/32 scale Dragon P-51D Mustang in the Gallery.

For our Australian visitors, ScaleACT will be held this Saturday and Sunday in Canberra at the Harmonie German Club. Check the website for more details.

20 May, 2010

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's new 1/48 scale Dual Combo Fokker D.VII MAG kit, including images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and eleven

Mark Davies examines the newest Mark 1 Guide to the Aero L-29 Delfin. Mark has included images from the book and the decal sheet, which features 12 marking options.

Mick Evans reviews F-4Dable Models 1/48 Scale BOL AIM 9 Launch Rails for F-14A/B/D. Images of the resin parts and the packaging are included.

The website address for Model Design Construction (MDC) has changed to www.modeldesignconstruction.co.uk . Email is now models@modeldesignconstruction.co.uk

This coming Saturday, the Northern Virginia Modelers Model Classic will be held from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA. More details may be found on their website.

19 May, 2010

Ed Kinney presents eight images of his 1/48 scale Kinetic E-2C Hawkeye, complete with crew figures and deck equipment.

Jeff Brundt builds Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-84G "Thunderbirds" release in a new Feature. Six images are included.

Mark Davies reviews RS Models' 1/72 scale Arado Ar 66 Nachtschlacht two-seater and single seater kits. Images of the kit parts, box tops and marking options are included.

Mick Evans examines Alley Cat's new dedals, "The Harriers of Number 233 Operational Conversion Unit 1972-1977", available in 1/48 and 1/72 scales.

18 May, 2010

I am back in Australia after a fascinating trip to Japan and the 49th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010, so we will resume normal programming. I will be posting a bunch of photos taken at Shizuoka on Friday though. Meanwhile...

Rob Baumgartner reviews Special Hobby's 1/48 scale Albatros C.III, including images of all the kit parts, decals and box top.

17 May, 2010

Our final Testor's ScaleWorkshop video from the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010 reports on the new and forthcoming military models on display. By the way, in Saturday's video I incorrectly described the CyberHobby Meteor Mk.3 as a Mk.8, and the Hasegawa Ju 188 as a Ju 88. Slip of the tongue - sorry about that!

15 May, 2010

Today on Testor's ScaleWorkshop, we have a video report on the new and forthcoming aircraft on display at the 49th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010. Highlights include the Kinetic Prowler in 1/48 scale and F-16I in 1/72, Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109 F-4 and CyberHobby's 1/72 scale Meteor Mk.8.

 

14 May, 2010

Testor's ScaleWorkshop presents a short video of the opening ceremony at the 49th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010. We'll be bringing you videos covering new and forthcoming releases of aircraft models and military vehicles over the next few days, but some of the interesting new items have included a new-tool 1/72 scale Meteor Mk.8 from Dragon, EA-6B and eight-bladed E-2C Hawkeye in 1/48 scale and F-16I in 1/72 scale from Kinetic, Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109 F-4/Trop, an all-new 1/35 scale M7 Priest from Dragon (who also had a nice new 1/35 scale Jagdpanther with Zimmerit), two new six-wheeled Japanese trucks from Fine Molds (Fine Molds is also releasing a 1/12 scale WWII metal milling machine!), a 1/35 scale late Panzer IV Ausf. H with zimmerit, and several big ship releases from Dragon including a 1/350 scale Scharnhorst and USS Pennsylvania. More on these in the coming days.

  

12 May, 2010

Eugenio Ales brings us six images of his 1/48 scale Ocidental T-6 Texan in rhe Gallery.

Alan Sannazzaro presents four images of his 1/72 scale Academy P-40N Warhawk wearing New Zealand markings in the Gallery.

Glen Porter examines PT Decals new 1/72 and 1/48 scale markings, "French A. F. / L'Armee de L'Air", featuring Douglas C-47A “The Voice”, Lu-88A-4, Martin B-26B/C/G Marauder, Lockheed C-60 (private a/c General De Gaulle). Images of the decals and rthe cover are included.

Mark Davies reviews Resin Art's 1/72 scale A6M5 Zero Exterior Detail Set. Three images of all the set's resin parts are included.

11 May, 2010

I arrived in Japan last night and travelled to a hotel in Tokyo. I am due to catch the Bullet Train to Shizuoka later today. Still time for a HyperScale update though!

Atilla Aydemir presents 13 images and a description of his 1/48 scale Tamiya Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-98/R2 Sturmbock in the Gallery.

Daniel Bechennec's latest artwork is entitled "Flight of the Dinosaurs", depicting a Pterodactyl Mk.V (yes, this was a real aircraft design of the 1920s but never entered service) protecting the rear of a flight of Handley-Page Heyfords!

Rob Baumgartner reviews the latest Windsock Datafile, AMC DH9A 'Ninack', including an image of the cover.

Mick Evans examines Fantasy Printshop's 1/72 scale 8" and 12" Black and Dull Red WWII Numbers and Letters. Images of the decal sheets are included.

We are continuing to see plenty of inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check 'em out!

10 May, 2010

I am finishing off this update in the departure lounge of Cairns Airport, part way on my journey to Japan to attend the 49th Shizuoka Hobby Show. We will be bringing you news and images of new and forthcoming releases direct from the show later in the week. Sayonara for now!

Bill Dye presents his kitbashed and scratch built Hawk + Heller + Italeri 1/72 scale Republic YF-96A Thunderstreak Prototype. Bill's comprehensive text is accompanied by 50 images.

Mark Davies reviews the new 1/72 scale Bristol Buckingham B.1 from Valom. Images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts along with the decals and box top are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I have posted three images and a short description of my new Tamiya 1:48 scale Komatsu Bulldozer.

Chulho Yoo brings us four images of his 1/35 scale Dragon Sd.Kfz. 234/4 in the Gallery.

Myoung Bo Ryu presents seven images of his 1/35 scale Trumpeter E10 in a small diorama setting.

Tim Bumb's artwork in the Gallery this week is entitled "Panzer IV Ausf. H Late Production"

Al Bowie undertakes a detailed review of HobbyBoss' 1/35 scale M26 Pershing tank. 14 images of he kit parts, decals and box top are included.

Cookie Sewell reviews two new kits:

...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.

7 May, 2010

Tonight I review the brand new 1/32 scale Czech Model T-33 Shooting Star from Squadron. Images of all the kit's plastic, resin and colour photo-etched parts, as wella s decals, marking options and box top, are included.

Ray Rimell presents an image of his brand new 1/48 scale Eduard MAG D.VII in the Gallery.

Mark Davies examines two new 1/72 Resin Art Exterior Detail Sets for the Arado Ar 96B/Avia C.2 & Fairey Fulmar. Images of the resin parts are included.

Andrew Steinbeck reviews Euro Decals' 1/72 and 1/48 scale releases, "Swedish Air Force Exercise Markings 1968 squares for Draken and other aircraft", and "Swedish Air Force Unit Badges/Emblems/Exercise Markings for the Draken".

6 May, 2010

Daniel Bechennec's latest artwork in the Gallery is an Iraqi Gazelle Hot helicopter entitled "Wolves Between Them".

Mick Evans reviews ADV's full-size F-104 Starfighter Control Stick Grip. The review includes images of the resin parts.

Glen Porter examines the recent book from Casemate Publishing, "Tirpitz The Life And Death Of Germany's Last Super Battleship".

Greg Goheen presents ten images of his 1/48 scale Hasegawa Henschel Hs 129 B-3 in the Gallery.

And check out the latest entries on HyperScale's recently extended US Navy Group Build Forum, "Rhapsody in Blue".

5 May, 2010

Mark Davies brings us a new Construction Feature on his old 1/72 scale Monogram F-82 Twin Mustang. Six images are included,.

Dario Giuliani presents nine images of his 1/72 scale Czech Master Resin Typhoon Mk.Ib Night Fighter in the Gallery.

Tonight I review Grey Matter Aviation's 1/32 scale Supermarine Seafire Mk.III conversion. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

Glen Porter examines MPM's upgraded Hi-Tech 1/72 scale Meteor F.Mk.8, including images of the plastic parts and box top.

Rob Baumgartner reviews EagleCals decals for the Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a, available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Images of the cover and the decal sheet is included.

Glen Porter takes a look at Osprey New Vanguard 164 German Battleships 1914-18 (1) Deutschland, Nassau & Helgoland classes. An image of the cover is included.

We are continuing to see plenty of inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check 'em out!

4 May, 2010

Louis Chang presents eleven images of his 1/48 scale Heller Mirage 2000-5 in the Gallery.

We have Preview images of five forthcoming releases from Xtradecals - 1/48 scale F-100D markings x 2, 1/72 scale Hurricane Mk.IIc, US insignia and Pre War RAF roundels. Images of the instructions and the decal sheets are included on the Preview page.

James Fahey reviews Pheon Models brand-new decal release for 1/48 scale Sopwith Dolphin kits. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals themselves are included.

Mick Evans examines Osprey Publishing's recent title in their Elite Units series, '617 “Dambuster” Sqn' by Alex Bateman. An image of the cover is included.

Mark Davies reviews Heritage Aviation Models' 1/48 scale Harrier Gr.3 Cockpit and Exhaust sets, including eight images of the resin parts and packaging.

3 May, 2010

Dave Aungst presents his latest Construction Feature in which he builds, perhaps not surprisingly, Hasegawa's new 1/48 scale TA-4J Skyhawk and finishes it in a striking training scheme. 27 images of the model both under construction n complete are included.

Mark Davies reviews Heritage Aviation Models' 1/72 scale Canberra T.17 Conversion for the Airfix kit in detail, including 20 images of the kit's resin parts, packaging.

Rob Baumgartner examines three new sets of EagleCals decals for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9, available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Images of all the covers and the decal sheets themselves are included.

We still have a few days to go in the current topic on Theme Pics - Modelling Disasters. Well worth spending some time checking out the problems, and even some solutions!

30 April, 2010

Squadron has sent 14 images and some information about the brand-new 1/32 scale Czech Model T-33A Shooting Star, available right now.

Also, Squadron now has a Facebook page that will be updated with news and Previews. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Squadron-Shop/325219133617?ref=ts

On Missing-Lynx, Steve Zaloga presents a new piece on his rather exotic 1:35 scale Romanian TACAM R-2 Tank Destroyer from CMK. Five images are included.

On ANZAC Steel, Paul Handel brings us a new reference article, "A Centurion Returns to Puckapunyal". Seven images are included.

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

28 April, 2010

Sorry about the lack of updates over the last few days. I have been laid up with the flu, followed by an even more irritating allergic reaction to the medication. I expect that regular updates will resume in the coming days.

23 April, 2010

Roy Sutherland brings us four images of his 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.VII converted from Hasegawa's kit.

On Testor's ScaleWorkshop, Frank Cuden presents a description and two images of his 1/144 scale Minicraft Constellation.

Glen Porter examines two of Kagero's recent releases, "JG 52 Vol. II" (with Decals) & "JG 51 Vol. II" (with Decals). Images of the cover are included.

Andrew Steinbeck reviews Aviaeology's recent decal release, "Sharkmouth Typhoon", available in 1/72, 1/48 & 1/32 scales.

22 April, 2010

Emmanuel Pernes brings us 14 images of his 1/48 scale Azur Vought V 156 F Vindicator (in French service) in the Gallery.

Jerry Boucher makes a welcome return to the Gallery with his new artwork of a Hansa-Brandenburg C.I.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Nieuport Ni-11 Weekend Edition. Eleven images of the kit parts, decals and box top are included.

Darren Mottram examines "The Modern Phantom Guide, The F-4 Phantom Exposed", by Jake Melampy. Ten images of sample spreads and the cover are included.

Mick Evans reviews Astra Decals' F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon Royal Netherlands Air Force 323 Sqn 60th Anniversary "Diana" Summer & Winter schemes 2008 - 2009, available in 1/144, 1/72 and 1/48 scales.

21 April, 2010

Eduard has corrected the canopies for their 1/32 scale Bf 109E-4 kits. If you need to claim a corrected canopy as a free replacement, just let Eduard know by emailing department@eduard.com. However, if you order any Eduard products along with the free replacement canopy, Eduard is offering a 20% discount on the total order value plus free shipping, regardless of the size of the order. Check out Eduard's website for more details.

Tonight I review Eduard's new 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop. Images of all the new parts, including the corrected canopy and wheels, accompany the description.

Massimo Busolini brings us nearly fifty images of Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104J Starfighter, in progress and complete.

Dario Giuliano presents six images of Planet Models' 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-14 in the Gallery.

Al Bowie examines a recent release from Specialty Press, AMARG America’s Military Aircraft Boneyard. Images of the covers and a sample page are included.

Mick Evans reviews some stunning markings from Astra Decals, "Dirty Diana", F-16A Fighting Falcon Royal Netherlands Air Force 323 Sqn, available in 1/144, 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Images of the decals and the instructions are included.

HyperScale's US Navy Group Build, "Rhapsody in Blue", continues to be popular, so I have extended the build until 30 June 2010. Check out the latest couple of builds on the Forum.

20 April, 2010

Doug Esson combines Tamiya's kits with Antares' conversion to produce a 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 / V1 Mistel. Six images are included.

Andrea Olivieri presents two images of his 1/48 scale Special Hobby Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1 in the Gallery.

Mark Davies reviews three new 1/72 scale kits from Czech Master Resin, the Fafnir, Fafnir 2 & Fafnir 2 Sao Paulo gliders. 17 images are included.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Victory Productions' new decal release in 1/32 scale, Swiss Bf 109s. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have Preview images of the two forthcoming EagleCals decal sheets for Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-1/2/3 in either 1/48 or 1/32 scales (ideal for the new PCM early Wurger).

Steven Naylor examines the latest title from Ad Hoc Publications, "Jaguar Squadrons". Images of the cover and three sample pages are included.

We're seeing some sad tales of modelling disasters on the new Theme Pics topic at the moment. Well worth spending some time checking out the problems, and even some solutions!

19 April, 2010

John Valo presents a new article on building Classic Airframes' 1/48 scale Fiat BR.20 Cicogna. NIne images of the model under construction and completed are included.

Samo Štempihar brings us four images of his 1/144 scale Sweet A6M2 Zero in the Gallery.

Rob Baumgartner examines the new book and decal combination, Kagero Topcolors No.8 - Battle of Britain Part 1. Images of the cover, a sample page, the decal sheet and masking foil are included.

Glen Porter reviews the recent 1/72 and 1/48 scale decals from Southern Expo, Hornchurch v Luftwaffe Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary, which features markings for Spitfires, Bf 109s and a Heinkel He 111. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I finally managed to make some time to finish my Zvezda 1/35 scale ISU-152. This was the first time I have tried using the hairspray technnque for a distressed winter whitewash. Three images have been posted to the Gallery.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is an Sd.Kfz. 10/5.

...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.

16 April, 2010

We have a new topic on Theme Pics - Modelling Disasters. Show us the models that did not quite turn out the way that you hoped. They might be finished, or they might be permanently stalled and stored in a dark palce. Regardless, drag out those plastic 3D horror stories and share them with your fellow modellers!

15 April, 2010

Rafe Morrissey brings us his personal tribute to perserverance with a new Feature on his Tamiya 1/72 scale F-51D Mustang. Six images are included.

Jiri Kure presents a short article on buiding the RS Model's 1/72 scale Tachikawa Ki-9. 12 images are included.

Mark Davies reviews Czech Master Resin's 1/72 scale Salmson 2A2, including 11 images of the kit's resin parts, decals and box top.

Al Bowie reviews Cockpit - An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors by Donald Nijboer. Images of the cover and five sample pages are included.

Mick Evans reviews Kits at War's latest decals, RAF Lancaster B.Mk.I, FAA Baltimore Mk.IV RAF Meteor F.MK.IV in 1/48 scale.

If anyone has had trouble sending mail to my btgreen@optusnet.com.au address in the last ten days or so, the problem has now been fixed. Please note that I have not received any new messages on that address since around 4 April.

14 April, 2010

On Testor's ScaleWorkshop, Tom Test presents a video reviewing the new 1/72 scale Airfix MiG-15. The video is 3 minutes 45 seconds.

Atilla Aydemir brings us nine images of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8 in the Gallery.

We have Preview images of Contact Resine's brand new 1/24 scale Sopwith Camel. Seven images and information have been posted to a Preview page.

Al Bowie reviews Graphic War - The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II by Donald Nijboer. Images of the cover and five sample pages are included.

Mick Evans reviews Werner's Wings' 1/48 and 1/72 scale decals, "AH-1F Last of the Army Cobras". Images of the cover and the instructions are included.

13 April, 2010

Chris Wauchop presents three images of his newly completed Tamiya 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc in the Gallery.

Rodger Kelly reviews Kagero Photosniper 5 - Curtiss P-40 D/E Kittyhawk Mk.I/IA, including images of the cover and six sample pages.

Mick Evans examines DACO's recent 1/48 scale decals, F-16B MLU Fighting Falcon OCU Sqn Belgium Air Force.

9 April, 2010

Christopher Brown is back with Part Two of the Airfx World Group Build series. In this concluding installent, the Airfix 1/72 scale Hudson receives its base, figures and final assembly.

Tonight I review Trumpeter's big 1/32 scale English Electric Lightning F.2A / F.6, including images of the kit parts, decals and box top.

Rodger Kelly examines Kagero Monographs No.40, Curtiss P-40 Operational Record Volume II, including an image of the cover and 12 sample pages.

Mick Evans reviews Dutch Decals' recent 1/48 scale release, RNethNavy Hawker Seahawk, Hawker Hunter F.4/6, Fairey Swordfish and LSK Fw.56 Stosser.

8 April, 2010

Christopher Brown documents the first subject of the World Airfix Group Build, a very well-travelled Airfix 1/72 scale Lockheed Hudson Mk.I. Introductory text plus 62 captioned images are included in this, Part One.

Pedro Chiappe has sent artwork commemorating the 70th Anniversay of the Battle of Britain, 1940-2010.

Mike Dobrzelcki reviews Techmod's 1/48 scale Friedrichshafen FF-33E, including images of all the kit parts and a bonus review of the Part photo-etched set.

Rodger Kelly examines a new book from Kagero Topcolors series, Fighters Over Japan Part 1. Images of the cover and nine sample pages, plus a photo of the decal sheet, are included.

Mick Evans reviews Model Alliance Decals' 1/72 and 1/48 scale US Coast Guard Choppers Pt.II, Sikorsky H/MH-60J JayHawk and HH-3F Pelican.

We are seeing some inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check 'em out!

7 April, 2010

Peter Straka presents 24 images of his Eduard 1/72 scale stripped-down Fokker Dr.I in the Gallery.

Patrick Gasser brings us four images of his 1/32 scale Hasegawa Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9.

Peter Mitchell reviews BarracudaGraphs Flightline Series 1 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1 and 2 by Roy Sutherland

Glen Porter examines Trumpeter's 1/144 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a with images of the kit parts (including optional open gun bay!), decals and box top. I must say that some of Trumpeter's latest releases, including this one, are featuring really attractive box art.

AIMS has sent Preview images and information about their forthcoming 1/32 scale Heinkel He 111 P decals and Junkers Ju 88 G-1 conversion and decals.

Darren Mottram reviews Hi Decals' 1/48 scale release, F-4E & RF-4C Phantom II. Images of the two decal sheets and the instructions are included.

6 April, 2010

Mark Davies builds, details and corrects Trumpeter's 1/72 scale Wellington GR Mk.XIV in a big new Construction Feature. 27 images are included.

Atilla Aydemir presents 21 images of his 1/48 scale Revell Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-2/R3 in the Gallery.

Tonight I review Alley Cat's 1/32 scale Kawasaki Ki-100 Razorback Resin Conversion and Decals for Hasegawa's 1/32 Ki-61-I. Images of all the resin oarts, decals and box top are included.

Mick Evans examines two new French cartoon books from Bamboo Publications, Les Dents De La Guerre and Dezingueurs. Images of the covers are included.

And check out the latest entries on HyperScale's US Navy Group Build Forum, "Rhapsody in Blue".

5 April, 2010

We have nine images of the new 1/48 scale Fiat BR.20 from Special Hobby in the Gallery.

Eugenio Ales presents five images of his 1/48 scale Tamiya / Amtech Focke-Wulf Ta 183 in the Gallery.

Peter Mitchell undertakes a detailed review of AZ Model's three 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.I kits. Images of the kit parts plus all three box tops and colour schemes are included.

Mick Evans reviews Model Alliance's recent release, Royal Tattoo - Royal Thai Air Force F-16A/B 20th Anniversary Scheme, available in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales.

On Missing-Lynx, my brand new 1/35 scale Tamiya Austin Tilly is in the Gallery tonight. This model will appear in a detailed Construction Feature in Issue 49 of Model Military International magazine.

David Porter brings us a new Article on his 1/35 scale diorama, "Broken Bridge", featuring AFV Club's 1/35 scale Stryker.

Detlef Frohlich presents eight images of his 1/35 scale Dragon StuH 42 Ausf. G in the Gallery.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is entitled "The Russians are Coming!"

Alpine Miniatures April releases include a new range of 1/48 scale Panzer Crew figures. These are limited to 300 sets each. Three new Panzer crew sets in summer uniforms are also available this month. Forr further info and pics, visit Apine Miniatures' website

Cookie Sewell reviews several new releases:

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

31 March, 2010

Tonight I examine the newest Aircraft Pictorial book from Classic Warships Publishing, SB2U Vindicator, by Dana Bell. Images of the cover and several sample pages are included.

30 March, 2010

Ron Scholtz presents eight images of his 1/32 scale Czech Models F-80C Shooting Star in the Gallery.

Further to my comments in the Aviaeology decal review yesterday, Terry Higgins presents an illustrated guide on how to get the best from Digital Silk decals.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Fokker D.VII (OAW) ProfiPACK including not only images of the kit parts, but also one of Rob's completed model.

Mick Evans examines Freightdog Models' 1/48 scale decals, Post War RAF Spitfires. An image of the cover is included.

29 March, 2010

Today I review Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3, including images of all the kit parts, decals and box top.

On Testor's ScaleWorkshop, Franz Galli brings us eight images of his 1/72 scale Monogram F-4C/D Phantom II, finished using Model Master enamels.

Glen Porter examines a new book from Philedition, Allied Wings No. 10 Hawker Fury Part 1 by Alex Crawford & Phil H. Listemann.

Mark Proulx reviews Aviaeology Decals 1/24 scale "RCAF Mosquitoes: Canadians in Fighter Command #1" for the new Airfix kit, including images of the decals, the cover and a reference photo.

On Missing-Lynx, Jeremy Moore presents six images of his 1/35 scale Sherman III based on Academy's M10 and the Formations conversion.

Huang He returns with 14 images of his 1/35 scale Dragon Panzer I Ausf. B Panzerbefehlswagen.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is entitled "Tiger on the Edge".

Al Bowie expands the conclusion in his Tasca 1/35 scale Sherman III Mid Production (w/Cast Drivers Hood) review from last week.

Cookie Sewell reviews Dragon's 1/35 scale M4 81mm Mortar Carrier - Smart Kit

...and don't forget to check out the great work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too. Make sure that you look for Mig Jiminez's 1/24 scale Tasca Panzer II while you're there.

26 March, 2010

Spencer Pollard presents two images of his 1/72 scale Italeri RQ-1 Predator in the Gallery.

Glen Porter reviews Trumpeter's 1/144 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a with images of the kit parts (including optional open gun bay!), decals and box top.

Vintage Fighter Series has sent images of their next releases - a 1/24 scale Spitfire Mk.XIV and a Cletrac tractor! More details will be available in the coming months.

Maurizio Di Terlizzi has sent Preview images the newest releases from Tail Boom Models, full-sized kits of the San Giorgio Gunsight and P-51 Mustang Grip.

I am sad to report that Mike Lampros passed away yesterday morning. His good friend Dave Klaus has provided an obituary.

23 March, 2010

Marco Magrini presents more than 80 images of his superdetailed 1/72 scale Hasegawa Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 in a diorama setting.

Shum Ying Hon brings us three images of his 1/32 scale Dragon P-51D Mustang in the Gallery.

Glen Porter reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale CAC CA-9 Wirraway, including detail photos of the kit parts, decals and box top.

Mick Evans examines Model Alliance's "outsized" 1/32 scale markings for Trumpeter's English Electric Lightning F.1A, F.2 & F.3 Pt.1 . An image of the cover is included.

Rodger Kelly reviews Arawasi International Special 1, including images of the front page and five sample pages.

22 March, 2010

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Hanriot HD.1 Weekend Edition, including images of the kit parts, decals and box tops.

On Missing-Lynx, Al Bowie reviews Tasca's brand new 1/35 scale Sherman III Mid Production (w/Cast Drivers Hood), including 13 images of the kit parts, decals and box top.

We have several photos of Andrew Judson's 1/35 scale Hobby Boss ZTZ-99A Chinese Main Battle Tank, which appears in a construction article in Issue 48 or Model Military International magazine.

Lucio Merlo brings us 11 images of his 1/35 scale ESCI Magach 5 Blazer in the Gallery.

Tim Bumb's new artwork depicts an M24 Chaffee.

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

19 March, 2010

Tonight I present a full construction review on the new Platz 1/72 scale RQ-4B Global Hawk. 24 images of the kit's parts and the model under construction are included.

Bill Dye brings us a big article on a small model aeroplane - Revell's 1950s "Box" Scale Martin XP6M-1 SeaMaster. 49 images are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer is here with 13 images of Fine Molds' 1/48 scale Kawasaki Ki-10 "Perry" in the Gallery.

Rodger Kelly examines the newest "Double Ugly" book from AirDOC, LTV A-7 Corsair II The ‘SLUF’ in USAF and USANG Service 1968 – 1993 by Werner Münzenmaier with Andreas Klein. An image of the cover plus 16 sample pages are included with Rodger's review.

Mick Evans reviews Model Alliance's 1/72 and 1/48 scale Royal Navy Anniversary Schemes for Harrier GR.9 and Sea King HAS.5U. An image of the 1/72 scale cover is included.

18 March, 2010

David Wilson presents a detailed interview with Richard Alexander from Wingnut Wings, with comments from Sir Peter Jackson. 13 images accompany Dave's text, including test shots of forthcoming releases.

Wingnut Wings has also announced the inclusion of a 1/32 scale Rumpler C.IV in its production programme. We have CAD images of this and five other forthcoming releases on a Preview page.

While we are still on the subject, Ray Rimell presents three images of his 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V in the Gallery.

Jamie Davies reviews ICM's new 1/48 scale Henschel Hs 126 A-1, including 20 images of the kit parts, decals and box top.

17 March, 2010

Pedro Perez Carrasco presents 15 images of his 1/48 scale Academy MiG-21 bis (from the MiG-21 MF kit).

Daniel Bechennec brings us his artwork entitled "A View of the BDaniel Bechennecay of Naples" depicting an Italian Dewoitine D.520.

Eugenio Ales has sent six images of his Fine Molds 1/48 scale X-Wing fighter for the Gallery.

Cookie Sewell reviews AFV Club's new 1/48 scale Northrop F-5E Tiger II.

Glen Porter examines Empire City Decals recent 1/72 scale release. "Lend-Lease Heroes". Images of the subjects and the decal sheet are included.

Rodger Kelly reviews Mushroom Model Publications' new book, "Allied Rotorcraft of the WW2 Period". Images of the cover and six sample pages are included.

16 March, 2010

We have a new topic on Theme Pics - "First Models of 2010". Some of you will have completed a model or two so far this year, so let's see what you have been up to!

Michael Woodgate has converted Tamiya's 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc to a Mk.VIII in RAAF shark mouth markings. 15 images are included.

Dario Giuliano presents 11 images of HR Model's 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 V2 in the Gallery.

Andrew Judson reviews Trumpeter's 1/32 scale AV-8B Harrier II, including 35 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Mick Evans examines Aviation Workshop latest book, On Target Special “Wings Of Stars” US Army Air Corps 1919-1941.

Rodger Kelly reviews Afterburner Decals 1/48 scale F-16C/CJ/CG Data and Stencils. Images of the cover, the decals and the instructions are included.

15 March, 2010

A. Walker Griffith Jr. finished Bad Cat's big 1/18 scale P-51D Mustang as the warbird, Su Su. I am sad to report that the real Su Su crashed late last week in Arizona with the tragic loss of its pilot.

On Testor's ScaleWorkshop, Frank Cuden presents two images and a description of his Welsh Models 1/144 scale Saab 340 "Chicago Express".

Testor has released 11 timeless 1/72 scale kits under the "Classic" label. More details about the subjects and associated finishing sets are included in the Press Release.

Rob Baumgartner examines Windsock Worldwide Vol. 26 No. 1, which features build articles of all four new 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings kits. An image of the cover is included.

Mick Evans reviews DACO Decals' 1/72 scale release, "F-84F Thunderstreak & F-84 Thunderflash of the Belgium Air Force", also available in 1/48 scale.

On Missing-Lynx, Steve Zaloga kicks us off with Academy's 1/35 scale M50A1 Ontos. Five images and a decscription are included.

Valentin E. Bueno presents a new Construction Feature on his 1/35 scale AFV Club M5A1 Stuart. 12 images are included.

Yufei Mao brings us five images of his 1/72 scale Revell T-72M in the Gallery.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is entitled "Wounded Panther".

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

11 March, 2010

The new batch of four 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings kits are now available to order from their website.

...and while we are on the subject, we have three images of Ray Rimell's 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings RFC Sopwith Pup in the Gallery.

Marco Magrini presents 16 images of Trumpeter's 1/700 scale Liberty Ship SS John W. Brown in the Gallery.

Mark Davies offers a comprehensive review of Alley Cat's 1/72 scale Fairey Gannet AEW.3 full multimedia kit and the separate decal sheet that supplies seven additional marking options to the two provided in the kit. 24 images are included..

Mick Evans examines Alley Cat's 1/48 scale Canberra T.22 Royal Navy multimedia conversion for the Airfix kit. Images of the resin, clear parts, decals and box top are included.

Rodger Kelly reviews Lifelike Decals' 1/72 scale release, B-17 Flying Fortress Part 2. Images of the cover, the two decal sheets and the instructions are included.

10 March, 2010

Jon Bryon presents a Construction Feature on his 1/48 scale Revell-Monogram Douglas C-47A Skytrain, including 24 images.

Bill Cook brings us a short Feature on building Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang in Cuban markings.

Mick Evans reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Polikarpov I-16 Type 17 ProfiPACK, including images of all the kit parts, decals and box top.

Mick also examines Alley Cat's 1/48 scale Canberra T.17 and T.17a multimedia conversion for the Airfix kit. Images of the resin, clear parts, decals and box top are included.

Rodger Kelly reviews Lifelike Decals' 1/72 scale release, B-17 Flying Fortress Part 1. Images of the cover, the two decal sheets and the instructions are included.

We are seeing some inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check 'em out!

9 March, 2010

Dave Aungst presents a big new Construction Feature on his 1/48 scale Hasegawa F-4G Wild Weasel Phantom II. 36 images are included.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's Pfalz D.IIIa Weekend Edition, including images of the kit parts, decals and box top.

Mick Evans examines Alley Cat's 1/48 scale Canberra TT.18 multimedia conversion for the Airfix kit. Images of the resin, photo-etch, clear parts, decals and box top are included.

8 March, 2010

Ralf Schroeder presents four images of MPM's 1/48 scale Heinkel He 177 A-5 in the Gallery.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Albatros D.III Profipack, including images of all the kit parts, photo-etch, decals, marking options and box top.

Rodger Kelly examines Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale release, Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate Part 2. Images of the cover, the two decal sheets and the instructions are included.

Mick Evans reviews American Aerospace Archive 4, "McDonnell Naval Jet Fighters - Selected Proposals and Mock-up Reports 1945-1957" by Jared A Zichek. Images of the cover and a few sample pages are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Robert Doepp presents six images of his big 1/16 scale Tamiya Panther Ausf. G in the Gallery. This model will be described in detail commencing in the May issue of Tamiya Model Magazine.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is simply entitled "Panzer III".

Cookie Sewell reviews a new book entitled "The T-62 in Israeli-Arab Wars: The Complete Guide to the T-62 in Wars Against Israel” Volume 1 by Dr. Robert Manasherob.

...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.

4 March, 2010

Mick Evans reviews Skunkmodels Workshop newest 1/48 scale release, US/NATO Weapons Set. Images of the grey and clear plastic parts, decals, box top and marking guide are included.

Mario Riccioni presents a Construction Feature on Trumpeter's 1/32 scale P-47D Thunderbolt. Eleven images are included.

Garfield Ingram brings us five images of his 1/48 scale Hasegawa A6M2 Zero Type 21 in the Gallery.

Al Bowie examines the new book from ADH Publishing, How to Build Tamiya's 1:32 Spitfire, which features full builds of this wonderful kit by Roy Sutherland, Marcus Nicholls and myself.

Rodger Kelly reviews Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale release, Ki-100 Part 1. Images of the cover, the two decal sheets and the instructions are included.

3 March, 2010

Jamie Haggo backs up to the Gallery with three images of his 1/48 scale Trumpeter Wellington Mk.III, complete with battle damage.

Ray Rimell returns with another of Wingnut Wings' forthcoming releases, the 1/32 scale Albatros D.Va. Two images of this model appear in the Gallery tonight.

Mick Evans examines a new book from Specialty Press, "Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope - Space Shuttle Atlantis 2009" by Dennis R Jenkins and Jorge R Frank.

James Fahey reviews the latest decal release from Pheon Models, SE5a Aces in France, available in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales.

And check out the latest entries on HyperScale's US Navy Group Build Forum, "Rhapsody in Blue".

2 March, 2010

Jamie Haggo has wasted no time finishing Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9. Five images have been posted to the Gallery.

Bruce Salmon presents a new Feature on building Bronco's 1/35 scale Fieseler Fi 103 A-1 V-1. Seven images are included.

Andrew Steinbeck reviews Skunkmodels Workshop's debut 1/72 scale release, "IDF Weapons Set". Images of the plastic parts, colour guide, decals and box top are included.

Mick Evans examines Hussar's 1/48 scale decals for Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3/E-3a aircraft. Images of the cover and the decal sheet are included.

Glen Porter reviews US 110' Subchasers In Action by T. Garth Connelly from Squadron Signal Publications.

1 March, 2010

The Doctor is in! Frank Mitchell presents his latest ambitious build - a 1/32 scale TF-8A "Twosader" based on Trumpeter's big Crusader with Fisher Model's resin and a good amount of scratch building. 16 images of the moe both completed and under construction are included.

Anthony Papadis brings us ten images and a description of his 1/72 scale ICM Type XXVIIB "Seehund" submarine.

AIMS big 1/32 scale big Junkers Ju 88 G-6 conversion is shipping now. We have a photo of the final parts - resin, photo-etched, metal, vacform and decals; added to the Preview page. Morgenstern and Berlin nose cones are included as well as the standard G-6 nose, BTW.

Mark Davies reviews Czech Master Resin's 1/72 scale DFS Weihe glider, including images of the kit's resin parts, referemce material, decals and box top.

Mick Evans examines Hussar's 1/48 scale decals for Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1/E-3 aircraft. Images of the cover and the decal sheet are included.

The curent topic for Theme Pics, "Images from LIFE", will be ending in a few days. Check out the latest entries or post your own while you still have the chance.

26 February, 2010

We have five photos of Floyd Werner's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 V14, based on the Werner's Wings conversion and Tamiya's Bf 109 E-3 kit.

Glen Porter reviews Sweet's 1/144 scale A6M2 Zero with Flight Deck, including images of the kit parts, decals, and box top.

And check out the latest entries on HyperScale's US Navy Group Build Forum, "Rhapsody in Blue".

25 February, 2010

Eric Larson presents an article on how to paint woodgrain on plastic kits. 21 step-by-step images are included.

23 February, 2010

Tonight I review Wingnut Wings' forthcoming 1/32 scale Sopwith Pup RNAS, including images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top. This kit will be released in mid-March.

While we are on the subject, Ray Rimell has already built the new Wingnut Wings kits. These will appear in a special edition of Windsock Worldwide magazine, which should be available to order from the Albatros Productions website in around two weeks. In the meantime, we have two images of Ray's brand new 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup RNAS in the Gallery.

Bill Cronk presents a short Construction Feature on his 1/48 scale Wings 48 vacform Yokosuka E14Y Glen. Ten images of the model are included.

Mick Evans reviews Werner's Wings Messerschmitt Bf 109 V13/V14 conversion, includimg images of the kit contents and marking schemes.

Rob Baumgartner examines Windsock Worldwide Volume 25, No.6, including an image of the cover.

We are seeing some inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check 'em out!

22 February, 2010

Joel Rawson presents eight images of his 1/35 scale Bronco Piper L.4 modified and painted as his very own aircraft.

Paul Coudeyrette has sent 14 images of Dragon's 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang for the Gallery.

On Missing-Lynx, Tim Bumb's artwork this week is a Tiger I crew awaiting orders to advance entitled "Waiting to Go".

Graeme Davidson examines a new set of 1/35 scale resin continuous tie-down loops from Arms Corps Models, including images of the parts in action.

Glen Porter reviews MK 72's jewel-like 1/72 scale Humber Scout Car Mk.I/II, including images of all the kit parts and the box top.

Cookie Sewell reviews several new releases:

Alpine Miniatures has three new releases for Feb. 2010.

      35096 Josef Diefenthal in the Ardennes - MSRP $16.50 USD

      35097 LAH Grenadier in the Ardennes - MSRP $16.50 USD

      35098 LAH in the Ardennes Set (2 figs)- MSRP $32.00 USD

For more info and images, check out Alpine's website.

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

19 February, 2010 - Wingnut Wings Forthcoming Releases!

The next four kits from Wingnut Wings will be released in mid-March, but we are fortunate to have just received early boxings. Tonight I review Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale Abatros D.Va, including images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, decals, sample pages from the luxurious booklet and the box top. Without giving too much away, these kits are gorgeous! In addition to reviewing the D.Va, I have listed the other kits in this batch and some of Wingnut Wings' future plans.

I also review the second batch of Eduard's "Brassin" range, a seat and wheels for Academy's 1/48 scale F-22A. Images of the multimedia parts are included.

Mick Evans examines Kits at War's 1/48 scale release for RAF Lancaster B.Mk.1, FAA Baltimore Mk.IV and RAF Meteor F.Mk.IV. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

18 February, 2010

Tonight I review the first two releases in Eduard's "Brassin" series of resin accessories - an F-16A/B/C/D Seat and a wheel set - both for Tamiya's 1/48 scale kits.

Vincenzo Pulin brings us artwork of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2/Trop in the Gallery.

Glen Porter examines Xtradecals' 1/72 scale "Mediterranean Twins" for Beaufighter, Baltimore, Boston, Marauder and Wellington Mk. II kits. Images of the contents and the decal sheet are included.

Mark Davies reviews the new Mark I Dozen Set Guide, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Colours and Markings. Images of the cover, several sample pages and the included decals accompany Mark's text.

17 February, 2010

We have four photos of Chris Wauchop's stunning 1/35 scale Italeri Schnellboot S-100-Klasse in the Gallery.

Mark Davies presents a new Construction Feature on his Hasegawa 1/72 Nakajima Ki 84 Hayate (Frank). Six images are incuded.

Vincenzo Pulin brings us artwork of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 in the Gallery.

Glen Porter reviews Sweet's 1/144 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop, "Hans-Joachim Marseille: Der Stern Von Afrika". Images of the kit parts, decals and box top are included.

Mick Evans examines Xtradecals' 1/32 scale stencil markings for Trumpeter's EE Lightnings, for the F1, F1A, F2, F2A, F3, F6 and Trainer variants. Images of the decal sheet and instructions are included.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Osprey Combat Aircraft 75 "Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean" by John Weal. An image of the cover is included.

16 February, 2010

Jose Dardon presents seven images of his 1/72 scale Hasegawa SOC-3 Seagull in the Gallery, along with a brief description.

James Green's latest artwork is entitled "Widge", depicting a Battle of Britain Hurricane.

Mark Davies reviews Czech Master Resin's new 1/72 scale de Havilland Vampire F.3, including images of the kit parts, decals and box top.

Mick Evans examines Xtradecals' 1/32 scale markings for Trumpeter's EE Lightning F.6 in Final Grey Camouflage Schemes for No 5 Sqn. Images of the decal sheet and instructions are included.

Hub Plott reviews a new book, "Second to None - The History of the 368th Fighter Group" by Dr.Timothy M. Grace. An image of the cover is included.

We are seeing some inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check it out!

15 February, 2010

Dirk Polchow presents an article on his 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings SE.5a Hisso. 15 images of the model are included.

Arne Badent has sent artwork on one of the three Hawker Typhoons sent to North Africa for operational trials during 1943.

Mark Davies reviews Czech Master Resin's two new 1/288 scale Martin Mars kits, including images of all the kit parts, decals, colour schemes and box tops.

Rob Baumgartner examines two Windsock Datafile reprints, The AMC DH2 and Brandenburg W 29 . Images of each of the covers are included.

Mick Evans reviews Xtradecals' 1/32 scale markings for Trumpeter's EE Lightning F.6 in Green/Grey Camouflage for 5 and 11 Sqn, and the Lightning Training Flight. Images of the decal sheet and instructions are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Steve Zaloga kicks us off with his 1/35 scale Trumpeter Soviet B-4 203mm Howitzer. Four images and a description are included.

We have four photos of Sam Dwyer's 1/35 scale ASLAV, based on Trumpeter's kit and using Mouse House parts. This model is featured in the latest issue of Model Military International magazine.

Tim Bumb's latest artwork is a Panther G entitled "Wounded Cat".

Out just in time for Tamiya's forthcoming 1:35 scale Austin Tilly, Mike Shackelton has released a new book, "Tilly Colours". This 80 page title highlights the many and varied colour schemes applicable to Tillys during the war years. Indeed, the general colours here are equally applicable to other British military vehicles of the period. You may purchase "Tilly Colours" online by following this link to Blurb.com

I review five new 1/35 scale British Empire Ammunition Boxes from Ultracast, including images of all the parts.

Cookie Sewell examines some of the latest kit releases:

...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.

9 February, 2010

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's "Limited Edition" 1/48 scale Avia B-534 in Slovak WWII Service, including images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, markings, decals and the lapel pin!

Andrew Steinbeck examines six new upgrade sets from Maestro Models for the 1/72 scale Heller SAAB Viggen. These include a resin cockpit, exterior update and four photo-etched sets.

Rodger Kelly reviews Montex Model Club's 1/32 scale P-51 Mustang Mk.IVa marking masks for Dragon's kit. Images of the masks, instructions and cover are included.

...and of course the Airfix Group Build Forum on HyperScale remains lively, with some interesting and creative models including more on the big Mossie...

8 February, 2010

Marcel Meres brings us a new Feature Article on building the new Italeri / Platz 1/72 scale RB-1 Predator.

On Testor's ScaleWorkshop, Dario Giuliani presents eight images of his 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I from Tamiya.

Pedro Chiappe's latest artwork depicts a Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka being bombed up prior to a mission on Eagle Day during the Battle of Britain.

On Missing-Lynx, we have four photos of Luke Pitt's 1/35 scale Fine Molds Type 97 Japanese tank kit. This model is featured in the latest issue of Model Military International magazine.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is a Sheriden.

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

5 February, 2010

Peter Mitchell reviews the new 1/72 scale Airfix English Electric Canberra B(I)8 and PR.9 kits, including images of the kit parts, decals and box tops.

4 February, 2010

We have a new topic on Theme Pics - "Life Photos". This has proven very popular on Plane Talking in the last few weeks, so now you can post your favourite images from Life magazine on Theme Pics. Feel free to repost here if you like too.

Jaroslaw Kierat presents a big Construction Feature on his 1/48 scale kitbashed Tamiya and Special Hobby Brewster Buffalo. 50 images are included, covering construction, painting and the scene.

On Testor's Scaleworkshop, Frank Cuden presents two images and a description of his 1/144 scale Airfix DC-9.

Tonight I review SBS Model's 1/48 scale Mirage IIIC Detail Set for Eduard and Hobby Boss kits. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts, and the box are included.

Rodger Kelly examines the new 1/72 scale decals from DACO for the Sikorsky S-58 / HSS-1. Images of the decal sheets and the instructions are included.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Windsock Datafile 138, LVG C.VI at War. An image of the cover is included.

We have Preview images and information of Aviaeology's latest decal release, Sharkmouth Typhoon, available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

2 February, 2010

We have Preview images and information about my new book from ADH Publishing, "How To Build Tamiya's 1:32 Spitfire Mk.IXc".

Mike Millette has wasted no time completing Pacific Coast Models' 1/32 scale fabric wing Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. Mike's detailed Construction Feature includes 29 images.

We are seeing some inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check it out!

1 February, 2010

We have three images of Roy Sutherland's beautiful 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.VII conversion based on Tamiya's Spitfire Mk.IXc kit. This model is described in detail in the brand new book, "How To Build Tamiya's 1:32 Spitfire Mk.IXc", now in stock and available to order from ADH Publishing.

Panagiotis Koubetsos presents ten images of his 1/48 scale Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-4b in a winter diorama scene,

Stéphane Garnaud's last of the current batch of artwork depicts the 1977-78 Air Wing aboard USS Nimitz and a close-up of an S-3A Viking.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Silver Wings' 1/48 scale Supermarine Seagull Mk.II / III in RAF and RAAF Service. Images of the resin parts, marking schemes, masks and box top are included.

Mick Evans examines four new updates from Maestro Models for Heller's 1/72 scale SAAB A32 Lansen and Tunnan. Images of the resin, photo-etched and vacform parts are included.

...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.

29 January, 2010

Tonight I present some images and a short description of my Revell 1/48 scale F/A-18E Hornet finished in Afterburner Decals "Tomcatters" markings.

28 January, 2010

Steven Eisenman reviews both Classic Airframes and Special Hobby's brand new 1/48 scale Fiat BR.20, including reference photos, images of all the kits' plastic and resin parts, box tops and decals/marking schemes for both releases.

Paul Coudeyrette's latest model is Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Lightning F.6. 17 images are included in his new Gallery entry.

Stephen Szrna presents 13 images of his superdetailed 1/48 scale Academy F-22 Raptor in the Gallery.

Paul Fisher has sent nine Preview images of Fisher Models' forthcoming 1/32 scale Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7.

Rodger Kelly reviews Astra Decals' 1/72 scale release, VFA-102 Diamondbacks F/A-18F Super Hornets. Eight images of the three decal sheets and instructions are included.

Mick Evans examines Maestro Models 1/48 scale replacement wheel set and Aden gun pods for the Airfix A37 Viggen.

The Airfix Club Membership offer for 2010 is available now from their website, and includes:

    2 x 1/72 Harriers - 1 x GR.7 Operation Telic, I x new tool FA.2 'Satan 1

    1 x very sturdy desk/workbench calendar

    1 x Harrier badge

    1 x Flying Hours booklet

    1 x membership card

    Download or print magazine every 1/4 depending on membership level.

...and of course the Airfix Group Build Forum on HyperScale remains lively, with some interesting and creative models including small MiGs and big Mossies..

27 January, 2010

Mick Evans reviews Platz's 1/144 scale US Navy A-4E/F Skyhawk, including close-up images of the kit's plastic parts, marking schemes, decals and box top.

26 January, 2010

Bruce Salmon presents a new Feature Article on Fine Molds' 1/72 scale A-Target Type A “Pearl Harbour” Japanese Midget Submarine. Ten images are included.

Stéphane Garnaud returns with artwork of the July 1961 Air Wing aboard USS Yorktown and a close-up of a Grumman Tracker.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Silver Wings' 1/72 scale Supermarine Southampton Mk.II in RAF Service. Images of all the kit parts, decals and box top are included.

Mick Evans reviews The Aviation Workshop's seven new accessories for the Airfix 1/48 scale TSR.2, including tanks, bombs, a reconnaissance pack and refuelling probe. Images of all the resin parts are included.

Rodger Kelly reviews Osprey Publishing's book in the Aircraft of the Aces series, P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Eighth Air Force, by Jerry Scutts. Images of the front and rear cover plus four sample pages are included.

And check out the latest entries on HyperScale's US Navy Group Build Forum, "Rhapsody in Blue".

25 January, 2010

In a bit of a Spitfie mini-special tonight, Bob Swaddling presents 27 images and a description of his 1/32 scale Tamiya Spitfire Mk.IXc.

Mario Riccioni also builds the new 1/32 scale Tamiya Spitfire Mk.IXc, with 28 images in a new Feature Article.

On Missing-Lynx, Steve Zaloga presents a new article on his 1/35 scale Dragon 8.8cm PaK 43/3 mit Behelfslafette as part of a revetment scene. Four images are included.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is entitled "Tigers Forward!"

Al Bowie reviews the latest title from The Oliver Publishing Group, Onslaught - the German Invasion of Soviet Russia. Images of the title and three sample pages are included.

Glen Porter examines Revell's 1/72 scale Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. C With Wurfrahmen 40, including images of the box top, plastic parts and decals.

Cookie Sewell reviews cyber-hobby.com's 1/35 scale StuG. III Ausf. G Initial Production.

...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.

22 January, 2010

Tonight I review Eduard's brand-new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9, including images of the kit's plastic and colour photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Pedro Perez Carrasco presents 12 images of his 1/48 scale Trumpeter Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk in the shark-mouth markings of 112 Sqn. RAF.

Stéphane Garnaud returns with artwork of the 1958-59 Air Wing aboard USS Midway and a close-up of a HUP-2 Retriever.

Rodger Kelly examines the newest book from Daco, Uncovering the US Navy Q/F-4B/J/N/S Phantom by Danny Coremans. Images of the cover plus 11 sample spreads are included.

We are seeing some inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check it out!

20 January, 2010

Kevin Martin has already finished Classic Airframes' brand new 1/48 scale Fiat Br.20 in Japanese markings. Seven images have been posted to the Gallery.

Don Hinton brings us a detailed Construction Feature on his striking 1/144 scale Czech Master Resin Martin JRM Mars in a seagoing scene. 36 images are included.

Stéphane Garnaud returns with artwork of the 1972 Air Wing aboard USS Forrestal and a close-up of an A-7E Corsair II.

19 January, 2010

Bill Dedig has a new article on building ProResin's 1/72 scle Bristol T.188 Eight images, including a reference photo, are included.

Rob Baumgartner reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale reissued Fokker Dr.I Dual Combo, including images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, decals and box top.

Andreas Hohne presents eight images of his 1/32 scale Revell/Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 in the Gallery.

Mark Davies examines a 1/72 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.V (late version) resin upgrade and detail set from Resin Art for Academy's kit. 15 images of the resin parts are included.

James Fahey reviews Pheon Models' Sopwith Triplane decals, available in 1/72 and 1/48 scales, including images of the instructions and decal sheet.

The current topic on Theme Pics, "2009 Models", is proving popular. Check out the latest postings by HyperScale's visitors or post your own pics while you still have the chance.

18 January, 2010

Dave Aungst kicks us off this week with a detailed Construction Feature on his 1/48 scale Hasegawa Macchi C.205 Veltro. 22 images are included.

James Fahey reviews Pheon Models' 1/32 scale resin correction sets for Roden’s DH2 seat and propeller, and Wingnut Wings SE5a tail planes. Images of all the parts are included.

Steven Eisenman examines Mini Print Decals's 1/72 scale markings for three colourful TWA DC-2s. Images of the decal sheet and the instructions plus a reference photo are included.

We have a Preview image of the parts included in Planet Models' forthcoming resin 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 C/V18 conversion.

On Missing-Lynx, Tim Bumb's artwork this week is a Tiger II with Henschel turret, in glorious colour!

Jose Brito has put together a video portfolio of some of his many models in various scales, accompanied by a rousing soundtrack. You can see Jose's video by following this link.

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

15 January, 2010

Rodger Kelly reviews Montex Model Club's 1/32 scale F4U-1 Bridcage Corsair conversion for Trumpeter's kit. Images of the resin parts and marking options are included.

Mick Evans examines Xtradecals' 1/32 scale release, EE Lightning F.6 Natural Metal Schemes No.56 & 111 Sqn. Images of the cover and the decal sheet are included.

Tonight we have Preview images of the artwork and decal sheets from Xtradecals' forthcoming 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXe and Mk.XVIe decal set.

13 January, 2010

Tonight I review Pacifc Coast Models' 1/32 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (early fabric wing version), including images of all the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Jennings Heilig takes us on a nostalgic trip back to 1958 and the Korean War epic, "The Hunters". Jennings casts a modeller's eye over the technical side of the movie.

Stéphane Garnaud returns with artwork of the 1967 Air Wing aboard USS Enterprise and a close-up of an A-4 Skyhawk.

We have Preview images of the artwork and decal sheets from Xtradecals' forthcoming 1/48 and 1/72 scale F-100C decal sets.

Rodger Kelly examines DACO Publications' latest book, "Uncovering the B-52H". An image of the cover plus eleven sample spreads are included in Rodger's review.

Andrew Steinbeck reviews Platz's recent 1/72 scale decals for and F-4EJ Kai Phantom of 3 Wg 8 Squadron ‘Black Panthers’. Images of the decal sheet, cover and instructions are included.

12 January, 2010

Mick Evans builds Trumpeter's 1/32 scale EE Lightning F.Mk.1 in a new Consruction Feature. 21 images are included.

Mike Williams presents three images of his just-finished 1/48 scale Kinetic E-2C Hawkeye in the Gallery.

Andreas Hohne brings us 25 images of his 1/32 scale Revell (Hasegawa) Junkers Ju 87 D-1.

Tonight I review Eduard's new 1/48 scale Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat, including images of the new resin and photo-etched parts, colour schemes, decals and box art.

Andrew Steinbeck examines Freightdog Models new decal release in 1/72 scale, "Post War RAF Spitfires". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have Preview information and images of Xtradecals' forthcoming 1/24 scale Mosquito FB.VI markings.

11 January, 2010

Rodger Kelly reviews Skunkmodels Workshop's 1/48 scale MD-3 US Navy Tractor, including images of the kit parts, the three figures plus reference photos of the real thing.

David Klaus presents an obituary for CAPT Pliny G. Holt, USN (ret), Oldest Naval Aviator, who passed away last week. Dave has included a newsreel video of one of CAPT Pliny's interesting projects.

Mark Davies reviews Czech Master Resin's 1/72 scale de Havilland Vampire Mk.1, including images of the kit parts, decals and box art.

Andrew Steinbeck examines Freightdog Models new decal release in 1/72 scale, "Brits Abroad Pt.III". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Steve Zaloga kicks off 2010 with his new 1/35 scale AFV Club T-34/85, cut open to reveal the detailed interior.

Tim Bumb's artwork this week is a Panzer II.

Jason Woollett presents six images of his 1/35 scale SU-76 based on Tamiya's Panzer III with Aires' conversion, back in German markings.

Cookie Sewell reviews the following new kits:

...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.

7 January, 2010

We have a new topic on Theme Pics - "Models Finished in 2009". Let's see the models you built last year, regardless of scale or subject type.

5 January, 2010

Randy Lutz leads us out tonight with a detailed Feature Article on his 1/48 scale Hobby Craft Curtiss Hawk 75 A-2 in Finnish markings. Seven images are included.

Christian Zambruno presents artwork of a Mirage VF Finger in the Gallery.

Roland Sachsenhofer brings us 12 images of his 1/48 scale Tamiya Brewster Buffalo in the Gallery.

4 January, 2010

Mick Evans reviews Skunkmodels Workshop's new 1/48 scale USAF/NATO Missile Cart, including images of the box top and back, the plastic parts and three figures.

Piotr Dmitruk presents a short new story based around Fine Molds' 1/72 scale Kaiten Type 1 Suicide Torpedo - and a scratch built bicycle! 13 images are included.

Dave Kitterman's latest scratch build is a 1/48 scale Lake LA-4 Buccaneer. Seven images have been posted to the Gallery.

Scotty Battistoni examines HobbyBoss' 1/48 scale A-7B Corsair II, and checks out the shapes and dimensions of the new kit. 14 images are included.

Mark Davies reviews Mark I. LTD's, “Dozen Set” Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon Colours & Markings book and decal set, available in four scales. Images from the book and the decal sheet are included.

We are seeing some inspirational work on HyperScale's Plastic Pics Forum. Check it out!

New Year's Day, 2010

Welcome to 2010, HyperScale's 13th year online. Time really does fly, doesn't it? I wish all of HyperScale's visitors a very Happy New Year, and all the best for the year to come.

Mick Evans builds Tail Boom Models' Full Scale Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight. Eight images of the completed model are included.

We have Preview information and images on Victory Productions' forthcoming "Swiss Bf 109" decals in 1/32 scale. Images of the colour instructions and the decal artwork are included.

AIMS has sent images of the 15 marking options and colour schemes that will be supplied with their 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 88 conversion.


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