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What's New Archive July - December 20163


30 December, 2016

It's HyperScale's last update for 2016 and I would like to wish all of our visitors a safe and happy New Year.

I'm pleased to welcome HyperScale's latest advertiser, Model Paint Solutions, who is now sponsoring the Plane Trading Forum.

Mark Davies reviews Special Hobby's new tool 1/72 scale Fairey Barracuda Mk.II “Home Fleet”. 34 photos of the kit's plastic parts, decals, colour schemes, instructions and reference images are included.

In the Gallery, Yves Labbe has brought us 14 images of his Eduard 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc.

Oz Mods has released two brand new injection moulded 1/144 scale Bristol Freighter Mk.31 kits. This is available to order now from Oz Mods' website for AUD$49.95 plus shipping.

We also have news from Azur Frrom that tye will be releasing two 1/72 scale Northrop Delta kits at the end of January - FR0032: Delta Civilian Version "Swedish, TWA and Mexican Service" and FR0033: Delta US Passenger and Transport Plane "Over Spain". Test shots may be seen on Frrom's website.

29 December, 2016

Roger Hardy presents a new Feature Article, "A Tale of Two Shacks", in which he builds, compares and contrasts the recent Airfix and Revell 1/72 scale Avro Shackletons. 19 images are included.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Luftwaffe Fighter Reconnaissance decal set. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Floyd Werner examines JaPo's 2015 release, "The B-24 Liberator in RAF Coastal Command Service: with focus on Aircraft of No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF". Images of the cover plus eight sample spreads are included.

28 December, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale A-20B-C Boston with UTK-1 Turret. 26 images of the plastic, photo-etched and resin parts, decals, instructions, marking guide and instructions are included.

I have posted photos of all 17 models that I have built in 2016 to the Gallery, and nominated my Kit of the Year.

27 December, 2016

Brad Fallen reviews Tanmodel's 1/48 scale Republic RF-84F Thunderflash. 60 images of the kit's plastic parts, instructions, markings and box top are included.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Luftwaffe Fighter Crosses. Images of the cover, the decals and the instructions are included.

Tolga Ulgur presents 41 images of his Monogram 1/48 scale Heinkel He 111 H in the Gallery.

Boxing Day - 26 December, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale ProfiPACK Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8, including 21 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, marking schemes and decals.

On Missing-Lynx, I have posted four images and a description of my Dragon Black Label 1/35 scale MBT-70 (Kpz.70) plus two crew figures from Valkyrie.

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

Christmas Day - 25 December, 2016

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 as usual for our regular updates.

23 December, 2016

Ayhan Toplu presents his new Hobby Boss 1/48 scale IAR-80 in the Gallery. 12 images are included.

Mark Davies reviews Brengun's new 1/72 scale Yak-1 1942 Model. 24 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Post War Avro Lancaster 1946 - 1950. Images of the cover, the instructions and the two full decal sheets are included.

21 December, 2016

Squadron has announced the first in a new line of plastic model kits, their 1/72 scale Haunebu II. Images of the kit and the packaging of this interesting Luftwaffe '46 (maybe even Luftwaffe '56!) are included.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Luftwaffe Heavy Fighter Crosses. Images of the cover, the decals and the instructions are included.

We have Preview images and images of Sword's forthcoming 1/72 scale TF-9J Twogar Vietnam / Blue Angel.

20 December, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Dassault Mirage F.1 Part 2. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have Preview images and information on Noy's Miniatures latest release, Soviet Fighter Hangar Set, available in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

19 December, 2016

I'm baaaaack! Vacation over - HyperScale updates will return to the usual programming.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale "Stearman Kaydet Collection". including images of the cover, the instuctions and the decal sheet.

Floyd Werner examines Kitty Hawk's new 1/48 scale SH-2G “Super Seasprite”. 22 images of the kit's plastic and photo-eched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 42 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8.

Martin Walagorski has completed the armor and diorama classes in his review of Scale Modelworld. You may follow this link to view the detailed photo report.

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

8 December, 2016

I'll be taking my first vacation since 2011 from today. I'll be back at my desk on Monday 19 December. In the meantime I'll still be dropping by the Forums and might even get a chance to do an update or two on the road!

Albatros Publishing has announced that they will be taking a break from regular publishing for a while. The full anouncement by Ray Rimell may be seen here.

7 December, 2016

Mick Drover reviews three recent Eduard BRASSIN accessories in 1/48 scale - Sniper ATP, Su-27 Cockpit and TERMA Pod. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on his Zvezda 1/144 scale Boeing 777. 17 images are included.

We have Preview images and information on SBS Model's latest releases - two versions of the Caudron 600 Aiglon in 1/72 scale.

6 December, 2016

Tonight I review Brengun's debut 1/48 scale plastic kit, the OKB Chelomey 16Kha "Priboy", Soviet winged pulse-jet powered missile. Six images of the plastic parts, cover art and colour schemes are included.

Brad Fallen examines Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Lewis Mk.II WWI Gun. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts, packaging and instructions are included.

Dave Lochead has 12 images and a description of his Airfix 1/24 scale Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib in the Gallery.

5 December, 2016

Roy Sutherland from Barracuda Studios has sent information and images of six new releases in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/24 scale for EE Lightnings, Mosquitos updates plus Red Top and Firestreak missiles. These are all available right now from Barracuda Studios' website.

On Missing-Lynx, I present four images and a description of my brand new Tamiya 1/35 scale M40 SPG with eight crew figures.

I also review Rye Field Models' 1/35 scale M1A1 Abrams. 31 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Jason Bobrowich from Armour Piercing Photography has sent Preview information and images on his newCanadian Lynx C & R Reference DVD. These have been posted to a Preview page.

Alpine Miniatures has six new releases that are available now:

    35223 WSS Tiger Commander (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35224 WSS Tiger Crew 44/45 (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35225 WSS Tiger Crew Set - 2 figs (1/35) - MSRP $36.00 USD

    16035 General Robert E. Lee (1/16) - MSRP $60.00 USD

    H019 WW2 US Infantry Head Set (1/35) - MSRP $14.00 USD

    H020 WW2 US Tanker Head Set (1/35) - MSRP $14.00 U

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

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

2 December, 2016

Tonight I review Special Hobby's 1/48 scale CAC CA-13 Boomerang, which includes some updated parts and corrections compared to its original release. 19 images of the plastic and resin parts, photo-etched fret, decals and box top are included.

Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/32 scale Fw 190 F-8 MG 131 Mount. 19 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, John Swarbrick presents four images of his Hobby Boss 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang Easy Kit.

1 December, 2016

Tonight I review Eduard's Limited Edition 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 Folgore. 23 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, photo-etch, decals and box top.

Mick Drover examines Osprey Publishing's "X-Planes - Bell X-1" including an image of the book's cover.

Alan Price presents three photos, a description and links to an internview and more informatiion about his Sword 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.XIV in the Gallery.

Just in time for Christmas Valiant Wings Publishing are now offering a new clutch of book bundles which will be of particular interest to late WW2 Luftwaffe enthusiasts. You can see the bundles and order them from Valiant Wings' website.

29 November, 2016

Tonight I review the new Copper State Models 1/48 scale Caudron G.IV Late Version, including 17 images of the injection moulded plastic parts, photo-etch, decals, marking schemes and box top.

Mick Drover examines Helion and Company's book, "Libyan Air Wars Part 3: 1985-1989". An image of the cover is included.

Pat Donahue presents 20 images and a description of his Tamiya's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A in the Gallery.

28 November, 2016

On Missing-Lynx, Luke Pitt reviews the new Tamiya 1/48 scale JGSDF Light Armoured Vehicle. 14 images are included.

Cookie Sewell examines Rye Field Models' 1/35 scale M1A1/A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank 2-in-1 w/Full Interior- M1A1 TUSK / M1A2 SEP Abrams TUSK 1 / M1A2 SEP Abrams TUSK II. An image of the box art is included.

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

25 November, 2016

Shop the annual Squadron Black Friday Sale where you can save as much as 40% OFF your entire order! Sale ends on Saturday at 11:59pm CST.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 41 images and a description of his Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IIa.

Mick Drover reviews Valiant Wings Publishing's "The Spanish Civil War - Prelude to World War II". Images of the cover plus four sample pages are included.

23 November, 2016

Mick Drover reviews Valiant Wings Publishing's Airframe Extra 3, "Battle of Britain, Their Finest Hour". Imges of the cover plus four sample pages are included.

Maurizio Di Terlizzi presents five images and a description of his Revell 1/32 scale Finnish Messerchmitt Bf 109 G-2 conversion in the Gallery.

I have also added two more photos to Maurizio's Gallery from yesterday, Hasegawa's 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2.

Wingnut Wings will be holding a Black Friday sale from 12 noon on 24 November until noon 28 November Pacific Standard Time, with 15% off all Wingnut Wings kits. To take part in this sale, visit Wetaworkshop.com/shop and quote the code: BLACK15

22 November, 2016

Maurizio Di Terlizzi presents three images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Messerchmitt Bf 109 F-2 in the Gallery.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale "Tornado Special Schemes" with three colourful options for topical Tornados. Images of the cover, the instructions and the two decal sheets are included.

Norris Graser has sent Preview information and images on Thundercals' newest release in 1/48 scale, "P-47 Thunderbolt Type 4 National Insignia ~ Misc. Data / Stenciling Part 1".

21 November, 2016

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale "Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Stab Pt.1" with 15 optons for various Fw 190 As and Ds. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews Panda's 1/35 scale T-15 Armata Object 149. Images of the box art and a finished model are included.

Martin Waligorski has added AFVs, Helicopters and Ships to his detailed report on ScaleModelworld posted on iModeler.

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

18 November, 2016

Tonight I present a Gallery of four photos of my completed Meng 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang.

Mick Drover reviews Valiant Wings Publishing's Airframe & Miniature No.8: The de Havilland Mosquito – Part 1: Bomber and Photo-Reconnaissance by Michael Drover

Floyd Werner examines Barracudacast's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVI Seamless One-Piece Upper Cowling. Images of the resin parts and the cowling in place on one of Flyd's models are included.

17 November, 2016

Mick Drover examines four 1/48 scale WWI era multimedia engines from Small Stuff. Images of the parts and the assembled engines are included.

Floyd Werner reviews Ultracast's 1/32 scale WWII USMC Seated Fighter Pilot figure, Gregory “Pappy” Boyington. Images of the resin parts, packaging and a completed figure are included.

16 November, 2016

Jumpei Temma builds and corrects Toko's 1/72 scale LaGG-3 11th Series, and describes chipping winter whitewash using a silicone barrier in a new Feature Article.

Mick Drover reviews four recent 1/32 scale Eduard BRASSIN weapon set releases - Mk.84 2000lb Bombs, Mosquito FB Mk. VI Nose Guns, Bazooka Rocket Launchers for P-40 and AIM-9B Air-to-Air Missiles. Images of the resin, photo-etch and CAD illustrations are available.

Floyd Werner examines Detail & Scale's digital edition, SBD Dauntless by Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak. Images of the cover and five sample pages are included.

We have Preview CAD images of Kitty Hawk's forthcoming 1/48 scale Sukhoi Su-35.

15 November, 2016

Tonight I review the brand new Airfix 1/48 scale Curtiss P-40B. 32 images of the kit parts, decals and box top are included. Is this the one we've all be hoping for? I'll let you decide!

14 November, 2016

A timely piece from Alan Price considering the exciting announcements and items on the Airfix tables at IPMS ScaleModelworld - three images of his Airfix forthcoming 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 87 B-1 Stuka.

Martin Waligorski has his usual detailed report on ScaleModelworld posted to iModeler.

We have Preview images and information on Air-Graphics' debut decals, Handley Page Victor in 1/72 scale.

On Missing-Lynx, I present a text-and-photos review of Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Elefant. 23 images are included.

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

11 November, 2016

James Hatch examines the Iwata Smart Jet Pro Compressor, including five images and specifications.

Barracuda Studios has just announced another five forthcoming new releases - resin upgrades for Monogram's 1/72 scale B-1B Lancer. More details plus photos are included on a Preview page.

9 November, 2016

Barracuda Studios has just announced six forthcoming new releases - Lightning resin cockpit in 1/72 scale, Mosquito stencils in 1/72 and 1/48 scale, plus Redtop and Firestreak missles in 1/72 scale. More details plus photos are included on a Preview page.

Alan Price presents three images of the brand new Airfix 1/72 scale B-17G Flying Fortress in the Gallery.

Tonight I review three Copper State Models' 1/48 scale WWI pilot figures, including images of the box art and the resin parts.

For the information of our Australian visitors, the ScaleACT '16 Canberra model show will be held this coming weekend, 12 and 13 November 2016, at the UC High School Kaleen in the ACT. The show will feature model displays, competitions, a swap 'n sell, and a dinner on Saturday evening. A number of local and interstate traders will be selling kits, books and modelling accessories throughout the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.actsms.asn.au

8 November, 2016

Tonight I present a big new Feature Article describing construction of Meng's 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang. This includes a list of hints and tips. 30 captioned progress photos are included.

Floyd Werner examines Barracuda Studios' 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.IX Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade, including images of the set installed in Floyd's Eduard Spitfire Mk.XVI.

The links for Cookie Sewell's reviews of Trumpeter's 1/35 scale Soviet JS-2M Heavy Tank - Early, and HobbyBoss's 1/35 scale Soviet T-18 Light Tank Mod. 1927 were not working in yesterday's update. I have fixed these now.

Valiant Wings Publishing has advised that Airframe & Miniature No 9 - The Dornier Do 335 will be arriving this week in time for Scale Modelworld 2016.

7 November, 2016

I review eight new1/32 scale WWI pilot, aircrew and ground crew figure sets from Copper State Models. Images of the packaging and all the resin parts are included.

In today's Squadron Scaleworkshop, I examine the test shot sprues from Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Elefant Tank Destroyer. To view this 6:05 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version

 

Cookie Sewell reviews two new Soviet subjects:

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

3 November, 2016

Mike Williams presents three images of his Tamiya 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat in the Gallery.

2 November, 2016

Tonight I review Special Hobby's all-new 1/48 scale Bucker Bu 181 Bestmann, including 20 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, photo-etched fret, marking guide, decals and box top.

Floyd Werner examines Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale "P-47D Thunderbolt Part 9". An image of the cover is included.

Squadron Signal's new A-26 / B-26 Invader In Action title is now available online from Doolittle Media.

1 November, 2016

In the Gallery, Alan Price presents six images of his ICM 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 88 A-5, corrected with AIMS resin parts.

Mick Drover is back on board with a review of PJ Productions' 1/32 scale RAF Fighter Pilot Seated in Aircraft (Modern). Images of the box top and the resin parts are included.

Floyd Werner examines Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale "P-51D Mustang Part 4". Images of the cover and four reference photos are included.

31 October, 2016

Reg Kirby presents five images of his new Airfix 1/72 scale F4F-4 Wildcat in the Gallery.

And speaking of Airfix, the much anticipated Airfix 1/48 scale P-40B Tomahawk is out now and available from Hannants.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's brand new 1/35 scale U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm Gun M40. 43 images of the kit's plastic and multi-media parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Andy King examines Inside the Armour Publishing's newest book, "Soviet Armour in Foreign Colours" by Chris Meddings. 12 images are included.

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

28 October, 2016

Meng Model's forthcoming 1/48 scale "cement-free" P-51D Mustang has jus t landed on my desk so naturally I have dropped everything to photograph the sprues and write it up! Don't let it's cement-free status fool you - this is a very well detailed kit that will appeal to a wide range of modellers. 39 images of the kit parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

The latest issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, featuring Jamie Haggo's Eduard 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc, the first instalment of Spencer's 1/24 scale two-seater Harrier odyssey and much more!

27 October, 2016

Mark Davies reviews CMK's 1/72 scale "Quick & Easy" Radar, Afterburner and Seat detail sets for the new Mirage F.1 kit. Images of the packaging, resin and photo-etched parts are included.

Rafi Ben-Shahar presents five images of his G.W.H. 1/48 scale F-15B in the Gallery.

26 October, 2016

Mark Davies reviews LPS's 1/72 scale Hawk 75 / P-36 decal sheets - no fewer than eleven sets covering 22 subjects! Images of all the decal sheets and instructions are included.

Damian Andrus presents eleven images and a description of his Tamiya 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt Bubbletop in the Gallery.

Aero 48 has sent Preview images and information on their latest releases for a variety of subjects in 1/48 and 1/72 scale.

25 October, 2016

Christos Papadopoulos presents 31 images and a description of his Dragon 1/32 scale F-51D Mustang F.A.G. in the Gallery.

We have Preview images and information about the next release from Silver Wings Models, a 1/32 scale Reggiane Re.2000.

24 October, 2016

In the Gallery, Pasquale Passafaro presents 18 images of Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Hawker Typhoon Car Door & Bubbletop kits.

Floyd Werner examines Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale "P-47D Thunderbolt Part 8". Images of the cover and the decal sheet are included.

Blackbird Models has sent Preview images and information about three new decal sheets for Hawker Hunters, plus news of Hunter and Whitley conversions. We'll have more information when it becomes available.

21 October, 2016

Jon Bryon presents a new Feature Article on his Trumpeter 1/48 scale MiG-21F-13 'Fishbed-C'. 51 images of the kit under construction and complete are included.

Mark Davies examines Eduard's 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IX Stencil Decals, including images of the decal sheet and the instructions.

We have Preview images and information from a new kit and accessory company, Air-Graphics. The first batch of releases include a Bloodhound missile, Land Rover and Lynx conversions, all in 1/72 scale. We'll have more information closer to release.

20 October, 2016

Tonight's Squadron Scaleworkshop video explores test shot sprues of the forthcoming Revell 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a Night Fighter. To watch this 8 min 05 sec video, just click the screen below, or you can watch it in full screen and HD on YouTube.

19 October, 2016

William Nicholls presents eleven images of his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 in the Gallery.

Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/32 scale Do 335 Exhaust Stacks & Do 335 Muzzle Brakes. Images of the resin parts, packaging and instructions are included.

Floyd Werner examines Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale "P-51D Mustang Part 3". Images of the cover and the decal sheet are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has teamed up with Zoukei Mura to offer the chance to win one example of their 1/32 scale Dornier Do 335 kit worth £130 UK RRP in the Valiant Wings pre-order prize draw. All you have to do is pre-order your copy of Airframe & Miniature No 9 - The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil before November 4th.

18 October, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale MK.77 bomb set, including six images of the resin parts, decals, instructions and packaging.

Floyd Werner examines Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale "Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Part 7". Images of the cover and the decal sheet are included.

Yves Labbe presents 15 images of Hasegawa's 1/72 scale F-86D Sabre Dog in the Gallery.

17 October, 2016

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents a description and 38 images of his Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-51B Mustang.

Mick Evans reviews Valiant Wings Publishing – Airframe Album No. 9: The Arado Ar 234 - A Detailed To The Luftwaffe’s Jet Bomber by Richard Franks. An image of the cover and three sample pages are included.

Mark Davies examines Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale MER set, including eight images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and packaging.

On Missing-Lynx, Luke Pitt reviews a new book from Osprey Publishing, Winter War 1939-40, Combat 21, Finnish Soldier versus Soviet Soldier by David Campbell. Images of the cover plus five sample spreads are included.

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

14 October, 2016

Tonight I present my detailed review of Eduard's new 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4, including 26 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, decals, markings schemes and box top.

Squadron's latest books are available on the Doolittle Media online shop:

13 October, 2016

Ayhan Toplu presents 14 images of his second build of the brand new Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 in the Gallery.

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale Fw 190 A Stencil decals, including images of the decals and the instructions.

12 October, 2016

Tonight I present my Special Hobby 1/32 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.V in the Gallery. Four images and a description are included.

Brad Fallen examines AIMS Decals' 1/48 scale "Ju 88 Early Birds Part 1". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Floyd Werner reviews Ultracast's 1/32 scale Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Mid-Late War including 17 images of the resin parts and a completed figure.

They're baaaack! Two Mikes Resin is re-releasing a range of their most popular sets along with some new items thrown in. You can view everything at www.2mikesresin.com as well as place orders with a credit card or via Paypal. You can check out their Facebook page for the latest developments too.

11 October, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale USN P-25 Fire Engine including 17 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and packaging.

Mike Licari brings us a photo of his Hasegawa 1/72 scale long nose and short nose F-11F Tigers in the Gallery.

Noy's Miniatures has sent Preview images and information of their new Modern Fighter Hangar Set, available in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

10 October, 2016

The latest issue of Model Military International is out now, with John Bonnani's Mk.V Hermaphrodite, Chris Meddings' Vickers Medium Mk.I and my brand new desertised Bronco StuG. III. We have a reference piece on short-barrelled StuGs and a Show Report on the recent Queensland Model and Hobby Expo too. As always, available in print or as a digital edition.

Ayhan Toplu presents 12 images of his brand new Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 backdated to an F-2 in the Gallery.

On Missing-Lynx, Luke Pitt reviews a new book from Ampersand Publishing, Kubelwagen - A Visual History of the German Army’s Multi-Purpose Vehicles by David Doyle. Nine images of the covers and sample spreads are included.

Cookie Sewell reviews two new releases:

Alpine Miniatures has four new releases that are available now

    35220 Officer 1st FJ Div in Italy (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35221 NCO 1st FJ Div in Italy (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35222 1st FJ Div Set - 2 figs (1/35) - MSRP $36.00 USD 1/16 scale B001 Officer 116 Pz Div "Windhund"- MSRP $28.00 USD

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

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

7 October, 2016

Barracuda Studios is having a quick 4 day Fall Flash Sale, now in progress and ending on Monday evening October 10th, 2016 at 11:59PM. Orders $35 and over are 15% off. Orders $100 and over are 20% off. Totals are before shipping.
http://barracudacals.com/index.php

Tonight I reviewthe Airfix 1/48 scale Bedford MWD, including 11 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top.

Mark Davies reviews three Eduard BRASSIN 1/72 scale Fw 190 A-5 Engine & Fuselage Gun Detail Sets. 16 images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

In the Gallery, Mike Licari presents a photo of his Ace 1/72 Martin AM-1 Mauler.

6 October, 2016

I am pleased to present the new sponsor of HyperScale's Car Chat Forum - Scale Motorsport, the largest supplier of waterslide, carbon fibre decals in the world, designed specifically for model car building. Scale Motorsport also offers kits, photo-etch, accessories and much more for the scale car modeller. Definitely worth a look!

Tonight I reviewthe Airfix 1/48 scale Albion 3-Point Fueller, including 13 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top.

Mark Davies examines Iliad Design's 1/72 scale decals, Berlin Airlift C-47s. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Mike Licari has a photo of his venerable Revell "box scale" Snark surface-to-surface cruise missile.

Valiant Wings Publishing has added more information and the cover art for their forthcoming Airframe & Miniature title on the Dornier Do 335.

5 October, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Sword's 1/72 scale Gannet AEW.3 Operators' Cabin Interior. Ten images of the resin and vacform parts, instructions and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Mike Licari presents an image of his Pegasus 1/72 scale FJ-1 Fury.

4 October, 2016

Cookie Sewell reviews Kitty Hawk's new 1/48 scale F2H-2 / F2H-2P Banshee, including ten images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, markings schemes and decals.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents 16 images and a description of his Airfix 1/72 scale Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.

Mark Davies examines Brengun's 1/72 scale Tie Down Points (Cross Type) US Aircraft Carrier. Three images of the photo-etched fret and packaging are included.

3 October, 2016

Leo Stevenson presents a new article and six images of his striking Alley Cat 1/32 scale Gloster Gamecock.

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale MiG-29 Izdelye 9-13 Photo-Etched Detail Set, including 14 images of the photo-etched parts.

On Missing-Lynx, Al Bowie reviews three new book releases. All reviews include images of the covers plus sample spreads from the books:

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

30 September, 2016

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale release, "Luftwaffe Fighter Reconnaissance". Six images of the decals, the cover and the instructions for the ten Bf 109, Fw 190 A and Bf 110 subjects are included.

Mark Davies examines Brengun's 1/144 scale Avia B.534 Detail Set. Images of the photo-etched parts, the packaging, instructions, and the parts applied to a partially built model are included.

Mark also received an email from Henk jan Donker highlighting a wing-shape issue with Fujimi's Spitfire Mk.XIV that he had overlooked in is review of the new Sword Mk.XIV and comparison to the Fujimi kit. Mark has updated his review text to reflect Henk's advice and included an additional image.

Julian Shawyer presents nine images of his Tamiya 1/72 scale FAA Corsair Mk.II conversion in the Gallery.

29 September, 2016

Mark Davies provides a detailed review of Sword's 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.XIVc/e & FR Mk.XIVe kits. 45 images are included. The review covers the kits themselves as well as comprehensive comparison with earlier kits. Essential reading for Spitfire and 1/72 scale fans.

Canfora Graphic Design and Publishing has announced the second volume in their Wingspan series, which is now available for pre-order with a 15% discount. More details are available on the Canfora website.

Bronco has announced a third release in their 1/48 scale P-40 family, "Curtiss P-40C ’Warhawk’ Fighter US Army Air Force Pearl Harbor and Other Theatre. It would appear that this will have the same plastic as the two initial releases with new decals and a resin female civilian figure.

28 September, 2016

In the Gallery, Alejandro Mencos presents five images of his Revell 1/72 scale Heinkel He 111 H-6.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Boeing Stearman Kaydet decal set. Images of the decals, the cover and the instructions are included.

Mark Davies examines Brengun's 1/72 scale Letov S.328 Skis, including six images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions, packaging and a finished model.

27 September, 2016

Tonight I review Eduard's "Sound of Silence" package in their EduArt series. This kit contains the Eduard 1/48 scale MiG-21PFM and Hasegawa's A-4E Skyhawk sprues. Photos of the kits' parts, photo-etched frets, camouflage schemes, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Mark T. Sullivan presents four images of his Italeri 1/48 scale Macchi C.200.

I also examine Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Luftwaffe Heavy Fighter Crosses for Messerschmitt Bf 110, Dornier Do 17 and Junkers Ju 88. Images of the decals, the cover and the instructions are included.

Brad Fallen reviews Brengun's Spitfire Mk.IX Beer Barrel Conversions in 1/144, 1/72 and 1/48 scales. 24 images of the three conversions' resin and photo-etched parts plus decals are included.

26 September, 2016

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Luftwaffe Fighter Crosses for Messerschmitt Bf 109, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 and Me 262. Images of the decals, the cover and the instructions are included.

Brad Fallen brings us a roundup of three recent Eduard photo-etched frets for the La-5FN, EMB-314 Super Tucano exterior and MiG-21R Weekend Edition. 14 images of the photo-etched frets, instructions and packaging are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has provided information and cover art of the sixth Airframe Extra title on The Continuation War between Finland and Russia. This title will be available in late October and is available for pre-order now. More information may be found on the Valiant Wings website.

23 September, 2016

Mick Evans examines fundekals 1/32 scale BOAC Mosquito PR.IV. Images of the instructions and the decal sheets are included.

22 September, 2016

Tonight I review Eduard's "Rise of the Bubbletops" package in their EduArt series. This kit contains the Eduard 1/48 scale Fw 190 D-9 and Spitfire Mk.XVI kits. Photos of the kits' parts, photo-etched frets, camouflage schemes, decals and box top are included.

Mick Evans examines Miliverse's 1/72 scale Singapore F-15SG Eagle 428 Fighter Squadron decals. An image of the covers with the very appealing tail art is included.

Mark Davies reviews Eduard 1/72 scale L-29 Delfin Paint Masks for Special Hobby Kit. Images of the mask, the packaging and instructions are included.

21 September, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Mirage F.1B/BE, including 27 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, decals, marking schemes and box art.

Brad Fallen examines MMP's "Fouga Magister" book, including images of the covers and four sample pages.

In the Gallery, Rod Bettencourt has 14 images of his Gallery Models 1/48 scale Sikorsky H-34.

20 September, 2016

Tonight's Squadron Scaleworkshop video covers construction of Eduard's new 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc. To watch this 7 min 50 sec video, just click the screen below, or you can watch it in full screen and HD on YouTube.

Mark Davies reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale Hawker Typhoon & Blohm & Voss BV 40 Canopy & Wheel Masks. Nine images are included.

Brad Fallen examines Dutch Decals' 1/48 scale Do 215 B-2, Fokker D.XXIII, Fokker D.XXI LVA decals. Six images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

19 September, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale Fw 190 A-5 Heavy Fighter Weekend Edition. 23 images of the kit parts, colour schemes, decals and box top are included.

Brad Fallen examines Valiant Wings Publishing's title, Macchi MC.202 Folgore A Technical Guide by Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Images of the covers and five sample pages are included.

In the Gallery, Rod Bettencourt presents three images of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Opsrey Publishing's new book, "Sturmartillerie – Spearhead of the Infantry" by Thomas Anderson. Images of the cover plus six sample spreads are included.

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

16 September, 2016

Mark Davies examines Eduard's 1/72 scale I-153 Chaika Paint Mask for ICM Kit . Two images are included.

14 September, 2016

Tonight I review Skunkmodel Workshop's 1/48 scale Russian Missiles Set, including 11 images of the set's plastic and photo-etched parts and box top.

Jacob Joensen brings us a new Feature Article on building Revell's 1/48 Chinook HC Mk.II. 12 images are included.

Mark Davies examines Eduard's 1/72 scale Mirage F.1 Paint Mask forthe Special Hobby Kit. Three images are included.

Kitty Hawk has sent images of marking schemes, sprues and the decal sheet from their soon-to-be-released F2H-2/2P Banshee in 1/48 scale. I have posted these to a new Preview page.

13 September, 2016

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Harrier GR. Mk.7/9 Limited Edition, including images of the kit's plastic parts (originally Hasegawa), resin, photo-etch, marking schemes, decals and box top.

Mick Evans examines fundekals 1/32 scale Chance Vought F4U Corsair of the USMC. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale RS-2US / AA-1 Alkali missile set. Ten images of the resin parts, photo-etched fret, decals and packaging are included.

12 September, 2016

On Missing-Lynx, I present four images of my newly completed Bronco 1/35 scale Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. D in North Africa in the Gallery.

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale R-3S / AA-2 Atoll-A missile set. Ten images of the resin parts, photo-etched fret, decals and packaging are included.

Mick Evans examines fundekals 1/48 scale North American P-51D Stencil Data. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

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

8 September, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale German SC250 Bomb Set. Images of the resin parts, decals, instructions and packaging are included.

Mick Evans examines Iliad Designs' 1/48 scale Boeing Stearman PT-17 decals. Images of the cover, the decals and the instructions are included.

7 September, 2016

Jan Goormans presents his Trumpeter 1/32 scale SBD-5 Dauntless in a new Feature Article with 17 images of the model under construction and complete.

Brad Fallen reviews BarracudaCast's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.IX Seamless Upper Cowling, including images of the resin part and the packaging.

Mark Davies examines U-Booth Im Focus No. 13, including images of the cover and eight sample spreads.

6 September, 2016

James Hatch reviews Special Hobby's forthcomng 1/32 scale Yakovlev Yak-3 “Normandie-Niemen” (HiTech). 37 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

Mark Davies examines LPS Decals' 1/72 scale Vought F4U-1 Corsair U.S. Navy Parts 1-4 & 6. Images of the decals sheets and the instructions are included.

We have Preview box art images and information on Sword's next three 1/72 scale releases - two-seat Harrier and TAV-8B kits.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe Album No 10 - "The Messerschmitt Me 163 - A Detailed Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Rocket-Powered Interceptor" will be in stock early next week. The book itself has increased in size to 112 pages plus covers but the cover price remains at £16.95 RRP. Also, Airframe & Miniature No 5 - The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Early Series (V1 to E-9) is now available post free. More details may be found on Valiant Wings' website.

5 September, 2016

Paolo Portuesi presents 24 images and a description of his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 in the Gallery.

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale MIG-29 Weapons Set. 14 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and packaging are included.

2 September, 2016

I review Hasegawa's all-new 1/32 scale Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero Fighter (Zeke) Type 52 Hei. 36 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Mark Davies examines DK Decals 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IX/XVI Aces. Nine images of the cover, instructions and decal sheets are included.

Christos Papadopoulos presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3. 28 images are included.

1 September, 2016

Tonight I review the forthcoming Bronco 1/48 scale Curtiss Tomahawk in RAF and Commonwealth Service, including images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and the figure of Australian pilot Clive Caldwell.

Brad Fallen reviews EagleCals' 1/32 scale "F4U-1 Corsair Part 2" decals, also available in 1/48 and 1/72 scales. Images of the cover, the instructions and the three decal sheets are included.

Mark Davies examines Eduard's 1/72 scale AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Pod including 12 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and packaging.

31 August, 2016

Mark Davies examines four new 1/72 scale Eduard STEELBELT harness strap sets, made from ultra-thin photo-etched metal. These include releases for Luftwaffe, RAF and USAAF.

Brad Fallen reviews Dutch Decals' 1/72 scale Douglas C-54 and DC-4. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

30 August, 2016

Tonight I review Tarangus' 1/48 scale Bulldog T.1, including 14 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top.

Bronco has sent Preview images and information on their forthcoming 1/72 scale DFS 230 B-1 glider. Eight images are included.

Mark Davies examines DK Decals' 1/72 scale No. 485 (NZ) Sqn Presentation Spitfires. Nine images of the cover, instructions and decal sheets are included.

In the Gallery, Chris Parsons presents 13 images of his HPH 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Me 410.

29 August, 2016

Brad Fallen reviews MMP Books' "German Aircraft Instrument Panels Vol.1" by Dariusz Karnas. Nine images - the covers plus seven sample spreads - are included.

Mark Davies examines DK Decals' 1/72 scale Lockheed Hudson in RNZAF Service. Nine images of the cover, instructions and decal sheets are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Luke Pitt reviews Nuts & Bolts Vol. 36 - Bussing’s schwere Pz. Spahwagen Part 2 Schw.Pz. Spahwagen(7.5cm) (Sd.kfz.233) , Pz.Fu.Wg. (Sd. Kfz.263) & Panzermesskraftwagen. Images of the cover and eight sample spreads are included.

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

27 August, 2016

Squadron is holding a big Weekend Sale with up to 25% OFF your entirec cart! BONUS – One lucky person will have their cart completely paid for! Full details at www.squadron.com Sale ends this Sunday at midnight (CST)

26 August, 2016

Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's 1/32 scale BRASSIN F4U-1 Corsair Cockpit. 40 images of the set's resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

Mark Davies examines DK Decals' 1/72 scale Lockheed Hudson in RAAF Service. Nine images of the cover, instructions and decal sheets are included.

In the Gallery, Paolo Portuesi presents ten images and a description of Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 Folgore.

For our Australian visitors, the Sydney Scale Model Show will be held on Saturday Oct 22 at Parramatta RSL. Fees, times & everything else can may be found on the website, www.sydneyscalemodelshow.net

24 August, 2016

Tonight I present the final instalment of my series on building Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat test shot. This is a Gallery of photos of the finished and painted model, along with a description of the paints and markings used. Tamiya's Tomcat now sits at the top of my Aircraft Kit of the Year list, after strong showings from Eduard's re-tooled Bf 109 G-6 and Zvezda's 1/48 Pe-2. Times are good for modellers!

23 August, 2016

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Lysander Mk.III ProfiPACK, including 18 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, decals and box top.

Mark Davies examines DK Decals' 1/72 scale C-47 Dakota in RAAF and RNZAF Service. Nine images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheets are included.

In the Gallery, Dusan Lekic presents four images and a description of his Trumpeter 1/72 scale Su-24MR Fencer E.

I have added an image of the main decal sheet to Brad Fallen's review of Dutch Decal's 1/48 scale ‘Dutchies in the RAF’ – Mitchell II/III No.320 (Dutch) Squadron RAF, Typhoon and Tempest, Mosquito, Spitfire from yesterday.

22 August, 2016

Diedrich Wiegmann presents 12 images of Revell's forthcoming all-new Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1 night fighter. We'll have more information about this exciting kit closer to release.

Mark Davies reviews three new 1/72 scale photo-etched detail sets from Eduard - Blenheim Mk.IF Interior, Exterior, and Flap Detail. Images of the frets and CAD illustrations are included.

Brad Fallen examines Dutch Decal's 1/48 scale ‘Dutchies in the RAF’ – Mitchell II/III No.320 (Dutch) Squadron RAF, Typhoon and Tempest, Mosquito, Spitfire. Seven images of the cover and the instructions are included.

19 August, 2016

Barracuda Studios' range of 1/48 and 1/32 scale accessories and upgrades for MiG-25, Meteor, Defiant and Mosquito are available online from their website right now. More information and images are available on the Preview page.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Yak-3 Weekend Edition including 15 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking schemes and box top.

Mark Davies examines Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Convair F-106A/B Delta Dart Parts 1 & 2, including images of the covers, the instructions and the decal sheets.

Floyd Werner and Ray Wilhite have been working with Kitty Hawk to produce a new 1/35 scale UH-1D/H. The first release will be a Vietnam era Huey. Preliminary CAD images and more images may be found on the Preview page.

And a reminder for our Australian visitors, the Queensland Model and Hobby Expo (QMHE) will be held this weekend, 20-21 August at the Collingwood Park Sports Centre, Redbank. More details are available on the website. I might even see you there!

18 August, 2016

I examine Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Early Version, including images of the kit parts, decals, marking schemes and box top.

Brad Fallen reviews EagleCals' 1/32 scale FAA Corsair decals. Seven images of the instructions, the cover and the three decal sheets are included.

In the Gallery, Dusan Machan presents eight images of his Heller 1/48 scale Mirage 2000N.

17 August, 2016

Tonight I review the all-new 1/72 scale Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXc ProfiPACK in detail. The review includes 36 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, marking schemes, decals and box top.

Mark Davies examines Phileditions book in the Squadrons series, The Gloster Meteor F.I & F.III . Images of the cover and five sample spreads are included.

16 August, 2016

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents 13 images of his Tamiya 1/48 scale Lancaster B.I Special "Grand Slam".

Brad Fallen reviews EagleCals' 1/32 scale Dornier Do 335 decals. Six images of the instructions, the cover and the two decal sheets are included.

Mark Davies examines North Star's 1/72 scale Two Ladders for Su-27UB Su-30. 13 images of the photo-etched parts, the instructions and the assembled ladders are included.

In industry news, I have just heard from old friend Jules Bringuier that Special Hobbies has purchased all tools and production rights from Classic Airframes. The transaction does not include the name. I hope that we'll see some of our favourite CA kits back under the Special Hobby label soon.

15 August, 2016

Mark Davies examines North Star's 1/72 scale Soviet Civil Aviation Pilot. Eight images of the resin part, a reference photo and some pictures of the painted figure are included.

Brad Fallen reviews Dutch Decals' 1/32 scale Gloster F.MK.4/T.Mk.7 Meteor LSK (R) NethAF. Images of the cover, the instructions and the two decal sheets are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews Hero Model Kits 1/35 scale U.S. Jerry Can and Plastic Tank, including an image of the box top.

Brett Green examines MiniArt's 1/16 Scale Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron” figure. Six images of the plastic parts and box top are included..

Inside The Armour has announced that their newest book - "Soviet Armour in Foreign Wars" - is going into print now, featuring Soviet Era armour in use by new owners in wars including Iraq, Libya, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Egypt (Yom Kippur). 180 pages, full colour free decals and a PE set with every book sold. On sale soon via your favourite modelling book stores or direct from Inside the Armour Publications. Price £25.00 ISBN 9780993258824

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

12 August, 2016

Tonight I present the second in my series describing construction of the test shot of Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat. This second instalment covers the balance of construction and includes a list of hints and tips. 46 captioned progress photos are included.

Alan Sannazzaro reviews Master Details 1/32 scale "USAAF Bombardier European Theatre" seated figure. Images of the resin and pewter parts, cover and painting guide are included.

Mark Davies examines Phileditions' new book, "Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII in the Southwest Pacific - The British". Images of the cover plus five sample spreads are included.

In his recent review of Xtradecal's Mirage F.1 decals, Mark has also added new comments based on a recent thread on the Plane Talking Forum.

11 August, 2016

Roger Hardy presents a new Feature Article on building Tamiya's 1/48 scale Fieseler Fi 156 C Storch.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 Tupolev SB-2 Avia B.71 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Brad Fallen reviews four sets of US, British and Japanese seat harnesses from RB Productions in 1/32 and 1/24 scales. Images of the media and instructions are included.

10 August, 2016

Ron Petrosky brings us a new Construction Feature on AMK's 1/48 scale MiG-31 BM/MSM. 25 images, including plenty of close-up progress photos, are included.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 Mirage F.1 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

David Harmer reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN AIM-9J missile set. Images of the resin parts, packaging, decals and instructions are included.

And a reminder for our Australian visitors, the Queensland Model and Hobby Expo (QMHE) will be held over the weekend of 20-21 August at the Collingwood Park Sports Centre, Redbank. More details are available on the website.

9 August, 2016

Jon Bryon presents a big new Feature Article on building two of AMK's new 1/48 scale L-29 Deflin kits. 57 images are included.

Mark Davies reviews BarracdaCals' 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 and G-14 Part 1 decal set. Six images of the decal sheet, the cover and instructions are included.

David Harmer examines Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN US 108 Gal Paper Tanks. Images of the resin parts, instructions and packaging are included.

8 August, 2016

Claudio A. Rivera Loyola presents five photos of Tamiya's 1/48 Aichi M6A1 Seiran in the Gallery.

David Harmer reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN AIM-4G Super Falcon missile set. Images of the resin parts, packaging, decals and instructions are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Brett Green reviews two new 1/35 scale German Blitzkreig-era WWII figures from Neucraft Models. Images of the resin parts and box tops are included.

Brett also examines the third revised edition of Mike Rinaldi's TANK ART 1 - WWII German Armor. An image of the cover plus six sample spreads are included.

Cookie Sewell reviews MiniArt's 1/35 scale SU-85 Mod. 1943 Mid Production. Images of the box art plus CAD images of the interior and exterior of the model are included.

Alpine Miniatures has four new releases that are available now:

    35217 US 3rd Armored Division Corporal (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35218 US 3rd Armored Division Staff Sergeant (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35219 US 3rd Armored Division Set 2 figures (1/35) - MSRP $36.00 USD

    1/16 Scale 16034 LSSAH Grenadier "Battle of Kharkov" (1/16) - MSRP $60.00 USD

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

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

5 August, 2016

Tonight I present the first in a series of articles describing in detail construction of the test shot of Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat. This first instalment covers construction and painting of the cockpit and the nose section. 35 captioned progress photos are included.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Hunting Jet Provost T.3/T.4/T.51/T.52 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Brad Fallen examines Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN late Ju 88 wheels and early Fw 190 wheels. 14 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and packaging are included.

4 August, 2016

All the best to those vending, competing and visiting the IPMS USA Nats over the next four days. It's been way too long since my last Nats visit (Anaheim 2007!) so I'll be doing my best to get there next year.

Jumpei Temma presents a new article on his Hasegawa 1/72 scale FM-2 Wildcat conversion. In addition to construction photos, Jumpei has included links to scale drawings.

Mark Davies reviews BarracdaCals' 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII decal set. Six images of the decal sheet, the cover and instructions are included.

Mick Drover examines Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN IRIS-AIM-4D Falcon missile set, including eight images of the resin parts, decals and instructions.

I have archived HyperScale's "What's New" entries from March to June 2016. As always, archived links to "What's New" entries from 2008 until now may be found at the bottom of this page. Older content may be found in the Index pages.

3 August, 2016

Roger Hardy conducts a full build review of Sword's 1/72 scale Fairey Gannet AEW.3. Eleven images are included.

Mark Davies examines Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI/TF Mk.X decals. Seven images of the cover, the instructions, the decals and the box art from the forthcoming Airfix kit are included.

Mick Drover reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN IRIS-T missile set, including ten images of the resin parts, decals and instructions.

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents 17 images and a description of his Italeri 1/72 scale Short Stirling Mk.IV.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced their next Airframe Album title, The Messerschmitt Me 163 - A Detailed Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Rocket-powered Interceptor by Richard A Franks. More details may be found on the Valiant Wings Publishing website.

2 August, 2016

Barracuda Studios has not one, but two announcements tonight:

The Meteor, Mossie and Defiant upgrades will be available at the IPMS USA Nationals this week, and the rest later via the Barracuda Studios website.

1 August, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale RAF Update 2014-2015-2016 Pt. 2, including eight images of the cover, the decal sheets and the instructions.

On Missing-Lynx, I present four images of my newly completed Tamiya 1/48 scale JGSDF Type 10 tank in the Gallery.

We have Preview images and information on Armour Piercing Photography's five new Canadian modern military vehicle based digital reference image DVDs.

Ampersand Publishing has just released the following publications:

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

29 July, 2016

Barracuda Studios has sent images and information on their next three releases - upgrades for the Kitty Hawk 1/48 scale MiG-25 Foxbat. These will be available at the Barracuda Studios tables at the IPMS USA Nationals next week, and later from thir website.

Eric Duval presents 20 images of his Special Hobby 1/72 scale Mirage F.1C in the Gallery.

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Heinkel He 111 H-5, H-5y & H-6 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

David Harmer examines Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Pod. Images of the resin parts, instructions and decals are included.

28 July, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 87 B-1 Stuka decals. Ten images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Brad Fallen examines four new 1/32 and 1/48 scale RES-IM painting and canopy masks covering (literally) the Ar 196, Tilly utility car, Spitfire Vb and Meteor F.1.

Pasquale Passafaro presents 14 photos and a description of his Eduard 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.V in the Gallery. Progress photos are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe Extra No 5 - The Spanish Civil War is now in production and should be in stock over the coming week.

27 July, 2016

Mark Davies reviews North Star's 1/72 scale Folding Seats for Mi-8 / Mi-17. 15 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and CAD drawings are included.

In the Gallery, we have artwork from Jerry Boucher depicting Werner Molder's Bf 109 D in combat during the Spanish Civil War.

26 July, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Tarangus' 1/72 scale SAAB J.32B/E Lansen. Eleven images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Brad Fallen reviews MMP Books' hard cover title, Il-2 Shturmovik by Victor Povinsky. An image of the cover plus seven sample pages are included.

In the Gallery, we have artwork from Jerry Boucher depicting the Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat flown by Lt Richard Stambook, of VF-27.

25 July, 2016

Jan Goormans presents 24 images and a desription of his Revell 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 88 A-4 in an interesting five-colour scheme.

Brad Fallen examines Canfora Graphic Design and Publishing's book, Wingspan 1. Images of the cover plus seven sample spreads are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's 1:48 scale JGSDF Type 10 Tank including 24 images of the kit's parts, marking schemes, decals and box top.

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

22 July, 2016

To supplement yesterday's video, I present a detailed Preview of Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat. 60 images of the test shot sprues are included.

Mark also examines Phileditions Allied Wings No. 19, The English Electric Canberra B(I).8. Images of the cover and a sample spread are included.

In the Gallery, we have artwork from Jerry Boucher depicting Hungarian CR.32s from 1/1. vadászszázad clashing with Slovak Avia B.534s from the 49th Letka.

21 July, 2016

Tonight's Squadron Scaleworkshop video explores a full set of test shot sprues from Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat. To watch this 10 min 50 sec video, just click the screen below, or you can watch it in full screen and HD on YouTube.

20 July, 2016

Mark Davies reviews Brengun's 1/144 scale Bachem Ba 349A Natter. Eight images of the plastic parts, decals, marking guide, box top and a finished model are included.

Brad Fallen examines Delta One's 1/32 decals, "Yugoslav G-6s", including images of the decal sheet, the cover and the instructions.

Tolga Ulgur presents 54 images and a description of his Monogram 1/48 scale B-26 Marauder in the Gallery.

...and keep an eye out for tomorrow's HyperScale update - we'll be taking a close look at a full set of test shot sprues from Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat!

19 July, 2016

Tonight I review Barracuda Studios' 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 to G-10 seats, available with or without cast-on harness straps. Images of both resin seats are included.

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale Lavochkin La-7 ProfiPACK, including 17 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, marking guide, decals and box top.

Mark also examines Phileditions book in their "Squadrons!" series, The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI The British. Images of the cover and a sample spread are included.

18 July, 2016

Mark Davies brings us his comprehensive review of Small Stuff's gorgeous 1/72 scale Polikarpov I-3, including 20 images of the resin parts, decals, marking schemes, finished model and box top.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale RAF Update 2015-16, including images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet.

In the Gallery, Floyd Werner presents eight photos of the second Eduard new-tool 1/48 scale Messerschitt Bf 109 G-6 that he has built.

14 July, 2016

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents his third and final Bf 109 G-6, Hasegawa's 1/32 scale kit (at least for the time being - never say never another Bf 109 again!). 38 images are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 87 B-1 Stuka markings offering eight varied options for the forthcoming Airfix kit. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Cookie Sewell reviews the new Airfix 1/48 scale Meteor F.8, including 25 images of the kit parts, decals and box top.

Valiant Wings Publishing advises that their next Airframe Extra title will be "The Spanish Civil War-Prelude to World War II", due out late July, early August. More information is available on the Valiant Wings Publishing website.

13 July, 2016

Fernando Rolandelli presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale MiG-21PF Weekend Edition kit. 20 images of the model, both complete and under construction, are included.

Mark Davies reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane, including 23 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, decals, marking guide and box top.

Tonight I examine Xtradecals' 1/32 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.V markings offering three varied option. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

For our Australian visitors, the 2016 South Australian Model Expo will be held on the weekend of the 15 - 16 October 2016 at a new venue, Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Road Novar Gardens SA. There is a video on the website that will offer a taste of the event. The show will be fund raising for the Soldier On charity, which is the clubs' nominated charity.

12 July, 2016

James Hatch reviews AvantGarde Model Kits' 1/48 scale MiG-31B/BS Foxhound. 66 images accompany Jim's detailed review text.

11 July, 2016

On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews Tamiya's new 1/35 scale M10 Tank Destroyer.

We have Preview information and images about Meng Model's 1/35 scale Item No. VS-007 - Pickup Set, which contains one two-door and one four-door pickup truck.

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

8 July, 2016

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on Eduard's 1/48 scale "Danger Zone" F-14A Tomcat. 16 images are included.

Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Limited Edition "Legion Condor" set, which includes a Bf 109 E-1/3 and a Heinkel He 51. 74 images are included in Brad's detailed review.

Mark Davies examines North Star Models' 1/72 scale NPPU-80 for Ka-50 Ka-52 Helicopter. 24 images of the parts and also reference photos are included.

6 July, 2016

Ron O'Neal is back with another big article, this time Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F4F-4 Wildcat. 65 images documenting the build, scratch building, plus the completed model are included.

Tonight I review Tail Boom's 1/144 scale Italian submarine "Alagi". Tail Boom is the brainchild of master modeller and author Maurizio Di Terlizzi and he is dipping his toe into maritime subjects for the first time. 19 images of this limited run resin submarine are included.

Brad Fallen examines BarracudaCals' 1/32 scale Erla Bf 109 G-10s Parts 1 and 2. Images of the decals, the covers and the instructions are included.

5 July, 2016

Ron O'Neal presents a big new Feature Article on his 1/24 scale Trumpeter Spitfire Mk.Vb. 74 images, including many constructions shots of his remarkable scratch building and correcting effort, are included.

Mark Davies reviews Sword's 1/72 scale F9F-8T / TF-9F Cougar / Twogar. 13 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Mark Davies has also revised his recent "First Look" review on Sword's 1/72 F2D-2 Skyknight following advice from Michael Derderian about a significant but easily fixed flaw that the original review overlooked. Mark has included Michael's information as an addendum along with a new image illustrating the issue.

Alan Sannazzaro examines fundekals 1/48 scale "Spitfires of the Israeli Air Force". Images of the 12 schemes and two decal sheets are included.

4 July, 2016

Barracuda Studios has sent links for the new products previewed on Friday. You may now go straight to the ordering page from the relevant items on the Preview page.

On Missing-Lynx, Blast Models has sent information of seven new 1/35 scale accessory and figure releases including four updates for the new AMX-30B. Details and images may be found on the Preview page.

Cookie Sewell reviews MiniArt's 1/35 scale Su-122 Initial Production kit with full interior. Images of the box top, sprues and two partially assembled kits are included.

Alpine Miniatures has four new releases that are available now:

    35214 WW2 Russian Tank Commander (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35215 WW2 Russian Tank Crew (1/35) - MSRP $19.00 USD

    35216 WW2 Russian Tank Crew Set 2 figures (1/35) - MSRP $36.00 USD

    1/16 Scale 16033 MG Gunner 12 SS Panzer Division "HJ" (1/16) - MSRP $60.00 USD

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

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

1 July, 2016

Barracuda Studios presents Preview images and information on ten new releases in 1/72.1/48 and 1/32 scales - decals and resin parts for Bf 109 Gs, Spitfire Mk.VIIIs and P-51D Mustangs. These are all available from today, 1 July, from Barracuda Studios' webiste

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 Weekend Edition. 24 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Alan Sannazzaro examines EagleCals' F4U-1 Corsair Part 1 decals. An image of the cover with the four schemes is included.

Another new piece of artwork from Jerry Boucher tonight, this time Mosquitoes from 139 Squadron.

 

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