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16 May, 2011

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12 May, 2011

  • Please note that our second dedicated server has been off the air all day - at least the last 14 hours as far as I can tell. This server houses the Missing-Lynx website amongst others, and some HyperScale functionality (including old reviews) may be effected too. So far I have not had a response from the hosting company but I will contrinue to press for the server to be brought back online. I do apologise for the inconvenience.

11 May, 2011

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9 May, 2011

Mike Whye has confimed that a third Vendor room has been added for the IPMS USA Nationals in Omaha, and that nine tables remain to be sold. Anyone can rent them by contacting the vendors' coordinator at Vendors@ipmsusa2011.org or interested parties may register online by following this link.

6 May, 2011

  • Our new Group Build subject is 1/72 Scale Aircraft Kits. Let's see your construction photos as you build your 1/72 scale aircraft models from any era, and be sure to let us know all of your tips and techniques for preparing, building and painting your models! This Group Build will run until 31 December 2011.

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5 April, 2011

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23 March, 2011

  • Jennings Heilig reviews Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale MiG-21MF. 40 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, bonus resin rocket pods, colour schemes, decals and box top accompany Jennings' detailed text. I have also included four images of my model under construction, and a few of impressions of the build so far.

  • ADH Publishing has reported that a small number of Issue 69 of Model Airplane International magazine have some pages in the wrong order or missing. If your issue is suffering from these problems, please contact ADH Publishing by email by following this link.

22 March, 2011

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Dave Aungst has written an obituary for his friend Jeffery Harrison. You may read Dave's tribute by following this link.

9 March, 2011

I am very sad to report the passing of long-time HyperScale contributor Jeffery Harrison. Jeff was one of our earliest contributors. He was a talented photographer and modeller; as well as a regular and enthusiastic participant in HyperScale's Forums where he was always pleased to share his ongoing work and knowledge with the community. I had the pleasure of first meeting Jeff in person at the Chicago IPMS Nationals in 2001, at which stage he had already been contributing articles for some years. He had his eye on the future too, as we had been corresponding very recently about his role in a new magazine. I know that you will join me in passing our sincere condolences to Jeff's friends and family at this very difficult time.

8 March, 2011

7 March, 2011

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1 March, 2011

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28 February, 2011

ADH Publishing magazines, including Tamiya Model Magazine, Model Military International and Model Airplane International, are now published each month as digital magazines that you can read on your PC or Mac home computer. This means it is less expensive, and that the issues are available easily on day of publication the World over. To subscribe or buy single issues each month just go to www.pocketmags.com and register with an email address and password. You will find the magazines under the section ‘Leisure Interests’ and then ‘Scale Modelling’. Here you may buy back issues or a subscription. The prices are much lower than the paper edition and you get the magazine instantly.

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23 February, 2011

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  • Marcus Nicholls, Editor of Tamiya Model Magazine International, is fresh back from the Nuremberg Toy Fair where he took some video footage of new and forthcoming military, aircraft, car, ship and bike releases. Simply click the YouTube video frame below to view the video.

 

8 February, 2011

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There have been some suggestions on the Plane Talking Fourm that there may be a conspiracy surrounding the Manufacturer's Poll and the closing of voting.

By way of explanation, I had a couple of emails overnight, the night before last my time, from people who said that they had circumvented the voting on purpose (just to prove that it could be done) so I immediately shut down voting a few days earlier than I had intended before any serious distortion took place.

At least I thought that I had shut down voting.

Last night, my time, I had another email saying that new votes were still being added. I checked and sure enough, my settings had not stuck. I changed the settings again and confirmed this morning that the vote is now indeed closed.

We are talking about a fraction of a percentage difference here, so I don't think the actual order of first and second is terribly important. What is more interesting is the composition of the top five, and some of the factors that might have influenced the vote. I am not talking about cheating - I am thinking about marketing, timing of releases related to the poll, the composition of HyperScale visitors and the sub-section of HyperScale visitors who actually voted.

My apologies for the confusion. I will be expanding on some of these thoughts when I get a chance to write them up.

12 January, 2011

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Welcome to 2011 - HyperScale's 14th year online!

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New Year's Eve, 2010

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Christmas Day 2010

  • Wishing all of HyperScale's visitors a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season. We'll still be around over this period, so check in on Monday for our next update.

Christmas Eve 2010

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8 December, 2010

  • Wingnut Wings has posted a teasing statement to their website that their next kits will be announced later this week. Stay tuned - we'll let you know when we have more information!

7 December, 2010

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29 November, 2010

We will be commencing our long journey home tomorrow, actually landing back in Sydney on Thursday, so you can expect to see the usual reviews, galleries and features returning to HyperScale's "What's New" pages at the end of the week.

27 November, 2010

  • I hope that you have been enjoying our Testor's ScaleWorkshop video reports and interviews from IPMS ScaleModelworld over the last few weeks. Our final video interview is with Bob Brown from Model Design Constructions. Simply click the play button to view the video.

 

25 November, 2010

  • Today, our Testor's ScaleWorkshop video from Telford is an interview with Colin from Freightdog Modelss, who talks about new and forthcoming releases.

 

23 November, 2010

  • Our latest Testor's ScaleWorkshop video interview is with Roger Wallsgrove from Mushroom Model Publications, in which he discusses some of MMP's latest releases and future plans (just ignore the title claiming it is an interview with Model Design Construction - that will be later in the week!). Simply click the play button to view the video.

 

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18 November, 2010

Our Testor's ScaleWorkshop video today is an interview with Derek Hansen from Accurate Armour. Derek discusses some of Accurate Armour's new and forthcoming releases. Simply click the play button to view the video.

17 November, 2010

Marcus Nicholls has posted a video of new and forthcoming releases on the Revell stand at Telford last weekend. You can find the video on Marcus' Tamiya Model Magazine Facebook page by following this link. Check out the "Videos" tab.

16 November, 2010 - Revell Germany Interview

Our Testor's ScaleWorkshop video today is an interview with Volker Vahle from Revell Germany. Volker discusses new and forthcoming releases including the big 1/32 scale Arado Ar 196, the 1/72 scale B-17G Flying Fortress and the much anticipated 1/32 scale Heinkel He 111. Just click the play button below to view the video.

 

15 November, 2010

I have posted a video from Friday night's setup of IPMS UK Nationals, Scalemodelworld 2010, at the Telford International Centre. Just click the play button below to view the video.

 

12 November, 2010

We've arrived safely in the UK, and I have found a bit of time to squeeze in an update. Stay tuned for news and videos from Telford over the weekend.

11 November, 2010

  • We are heading off this afternoon for the long trip to Old Blighty, where we will be attending the IPMS UK Nationals, ScaleModelworld, at Telford. I will be based on the ADH Publishing stand and will be giving a couple of airbrush demonstrations with Richard Franks, but will be prowling the aisles too. I look forward to catching up with some of our UK visitors. For those who can't make it, check in regularly for reports and videos over the weekend.

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2 November, 2010

Both HyperScale's and Missing-Lynx's servers seem to be stable again after a week of technical problems. Fingers crossed! Back to normal updates tomorrow.

29 October, 2010

HyperScale's server has been off the air for some hours due to the need for offline diagnostics. The hosting company has now run diagnostics on the server and it has been re-racked and started up again. Hopefully we'll have some insight into the problem soon, but in the meantime HyperScale is back on the air. Thanks for your patience

27 October, 2010

We are experiencing some intermittent technical problems on HyperScale's server, which are effecting email and the ability to upload new content. The issue is fixed for the moment, but the hosting company continues to look into the causes. In the meantime, we'll sneak in an update while we can!

26 October, 2010

25 October, 2010

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21 October, 2010

20 October, 2010

HyperScale's out-of-date Indexing system is an ongoing frustration to me. Unfortunately, the only remedy for that problem is at least a few weeks of full-time work, so this big job will have to wait. In the meantime, however, I am pleased to report that I have reconstructed 2008's "What's New" pages into four archives. This means that you will be able to supplement the Indexes (from 1998 to 2007) with the What's New pages from the beginning of 2008 to the present day. I only seem to be missing the last two weeks of 2008. Here are all the "What's New" archive pages:

BTW, I find that Google actually works really well as a search engine for HyperScale content. Just add "hyperscale" to whatever you are looking for and something will usually turn up!

19 October, 2010

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15 October, 2010

Some of your favourite modelling magazines - Tamiya Model Magazine, Model Airplane International, and my own Model Military International - are now available to download from the Apple App Store, making them instantly accessible in over 210 countries in an electronic, easy to read form for millions of users on day of publication. Any iPad or iPhone or iPod Touch user can now download the very latest (or back issues) of these magazines and can be reading them instantly anywhere in the world. Subscriptions are also available and very soon a version for Android devices and reading on a PC or Mac will be available. Search for Tamiya on the App Store to download the magazines!

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4 October, 2010

We are back from our family road trip, so it is business as usual on HyperScale!

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