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What's New Archive Oct 2017- April 20183


30 April, 2018

  • In today's Squadron ScaleWorkshop, I take a walk around the aisles of the NSW Scale Model Comp and specifically the military models in competition. To view this 6 min 33 sec video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.

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

27 April, 2018

James Hatch reviews MiniArt's 1/35 scale Flettner Fl 282V-6 Kolibri single-seat intermeshing rotor helicopter. 50 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2 Pt.3. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Pascale Frey presents four images and a description of his Italeri (ex-Ocidental) 1/48 scale SNJ-5.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces that delivery of Airframe Album No 13 – The Heinkel He 162 is anticipated before the end of next week. A reprinted Airframe Album No 10 - The Me 163 Komet will follow soon after.

...and for our Australian visitors, the Illawarra Plastic Modeller's Association Show will be held this weekend, the 28th and 29th of April, at the Illawarra Sports Stadium. More details may be found on the IPMA website.

26 April, 2018

Tonight I review Aerocraft Models' new 1/32 scale P-51D Fillet Tail conversion, including three images of the four resin parts.

24 April, 2018

Graham Carter reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IXe and Spitfire Mk.XVI Bubbletop kits. Nine images of the fuselage sprues, decaks, marking guides, photo-etch and box tops are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecals's 1/48 scale McDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG.1 including images of the decals, the instructions and the cover.

23 April, 2018

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk.X, including images of the decals, the instructions and the cover.

In the Gallery, Kiyokazu Isomi presents 25 photos and a description of his Airfix 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-9 conversion.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Meng's 1/35 scale Merkava Mk.4M, including 20 images of the kit's plastic and multimedia parts, 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 April, 2018

Forum migration is complete but there are a few changes and repairs that will continue over the next couple of days. Search is currently not working but the migration team is currently working on this, and I will be making some cosmetic changes to the main page too (some of the banner formats don't really work with the new Forum). Thanks to all for your patience.

20 April, 2018

The Forum migration is currently underway. This will take some hours and Forums will be unavailable during the migration process. I will add a new note when the new Forums are back online.

19 April, 2018

James Hatch reviews CMK's 1/32 scale Heinkel He 111 Interior Set. Images of the resin and colour photo-etched parts, instructions and packaging are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Blenheim Mk.I / Mk.If set, which will be perfect for the upcoming Airfix kit or if you have a Classic Airframes Blenheim stashed away!

In the Gallery, Dario Giuliano presens five images of his Tamiya 1/72 scale Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback.

Noy's Miniatures has sent Preview images and information about their printed Perforated Steel Planking (PSP) or Marston Mat, available in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

18 April, 2018

Please note that the migration of HyperScale's Discussion Forums has been brought forward to late this Thursday night American Eastern Standard Time, 19 April. The Forums will be unavailable for around three hours between the move from Network 54 to Tapatalk. Your existing user names and passwords will transfer during the migration, so you will be able to log in to the new Tapatalk Forums as you have always done.

Following on from the release of his Spitfire book earlier this year, Spencer Pollard has released a detailed guide to the building and painting of the Airfix 1:48 Hawker Sea Fury FB.11. This book is available now, and details may be found on the Preview page.

17 April, 2018

Barracuda Studios has a Ten Year Anniversary Sale with up to 20% discounts available. Follow this link for more details!

John Miller reviews the brand new Tamiya 1/72 scale Kawasaki Ki-61d Hien, including 23 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, instructions and box top.

Tonight I examine Hussar Productions' 1/32 and 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 wheel sets. Images of the resin parts and packaging is included.

16 April, 2018

Jeremy Moore presents four images of his Airfix 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang that will appear in a future issue of Tamiya Model Magazine.

David Couche reviews PJ Productions' 1/32 scale Mirage (1960s) and F-16 pilot figures. Nine images of the resin parts and the packaging are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Brett Green presents five images and a description of his completed Tamiya 1/35 scale M3 Stuart test shot.

We have Preview images and information on KFS Minatures' newest set, three 1/35 scale German soldiers at rest. These are available t order now.

Blast Models has annouced the release of AMD 178 stowage and three new WWI figure sets, available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35317K - AMD 178 STOWAGE SET - ICM

    BL35318F - FRENCH SOLDIER N°11 WWI - MEDICAL STAFF

    BL35319F - FRENCH SOLDIER N°12 WWI - TRUCK DRIVER

    BL35320F - FRENCH SOLDIER N°13 WWI - SLEEPING

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

13 April, 2018

James Hatch reviews Wingnut Wings' forthcoming 1/32 scale Junkers D.1, including 56 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, instructions and box top.

In the Gallery, Marcus Nicholls presents four images of his brand new Tamiya 1/72 scale Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien.

Tonight I review Aerocraft Models' new 1/48 scale Sea Fury Cowling for the recent Airfix kit. Four images of the resin part are included.

David Couche examines MMP Books' "Spotlight On" Series "Northrop F-5E & F-5F Tiger II". Images if the cover plus six samples spreads are included.

The migration of HyperScale's Discussion Forums is scheduled for Sunday week, 22 April. I'll have more details about this big event closer to the date.

12 April, 2018

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents 17 images and a description of his Airfix 1/48 scale RB-57E Canberra.

John Miller reviews the new Airfix 1/72 scale North American B-25C/D Mitchell. 29 images of the kit's plastic parts, instructions, decals and box top are included.

James Hatch examines DSPIAE's Aluminium Alloy Hand Drill, including images of the pin vise, the drill bits, accessories and packaging.

10 April, 2018

Missing-Lynx's Forums have migrated to the new Tapatalk platform. HyperScale's Forums will be migrating to the same format in the next week or two as well, so you might like to take a look as a bit of a sneak preview. There are many improvements and new features compared to the old Network 54 platform.

9 April, 2018

Wingnut Wings will be attending Scale Models Expo in Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand on 21 and 22 April 2018. They will have a very limited number of pre-release 32065 Junkers D.1 available exclusively at Scale Models Expo (limit 1x per customer and only while stocks last). 32065 Junkers D.1 will be available on regular release from 24 April. Wingnut Wings also expects to have a very limited number of warehouse finds of sold out models available exclusively at the expo on a strictly first come first served basis (limit 1x each per customer and only while stocks last).

6 April, 2018 - Announcement

HyperScale and Missing-Lynx Forum Migration

Hi all,

Many of you will be aware that our Forum hosting company, Network 54, has recently been acquired by Tapatalk.

You will also be aware of the declining functionality and occasional unreliability of the Network 54 platform over the last few years.

Tapatalk has been very co-operative and flexible in coming up with a new format that will restore much of this lost functionality and will add many new and valuable features that Missing-Lynx’s and HyperScale’s visitors have long been requesting. These will include the ability to upload images to the Forum directly from your computer or phone, a meaningful search capability, the option to re-order posts according to your individual preferences (chronological thread view or most recent post first), an optional “Like” function and more.

We will also retain the nearly 20 years of posting history on all of the Forums.

In addition, Tapatalk offers a free App for smart phone users. This is very welcome as the desktop layout of the Network 54 format was always very hard to navigate on smaller screens.

Once the Forums have migrated to Tapatalk, you will be able to log in using your existing Network 54 user names and passwords. Admins and Moderators will retain their privileges too.

After the migration, the old Forums will simply redirect to the new Tapatalk Forums, making them easy to find even if you have bookmarked the individual old Forums.

Missing-Lynx’s Forums will migrate to Tapatalk this weekend (Sunday). The migration of HyperScale’s Forums will most likely take place on the following weekend.

I am looking forward to this exciting new chapter in the story of HyperScale and Missing-Lynx – probably our most significant upgrade in more than 15 years.

Regardless of the improved functionality and any superficial difference in appearance however, I am confident that Missing-Lynx’s and HyperScale’s Forums will continue to be the friendly and useful communities that you have made them.

Thanks and bye for now,

Brett

5 April, 2018

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that their next new title in the Airframe Album series will be the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager. They are also taking the opportunity to reprint Airframe Album No 10 - The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet as this has sold out well within its projected lifespan.

4 April, 2018

Jonathan Bryon presents a new article on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Vought F4U-5 Corsair, including 29 images of the finished model.

David Couche reviews Sword's 1/72 scale FJ-2 Fury, including eight images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, marking schemes, decals and box top.

Sword has also sent Preview images and information on their next releases - 1/72 scale RT-33 Shooting Star and TBM-3W Avenger kits.

Tonight I examine Furball Aero Design's 1/48 scale F/A-18C/E/F; EA-18G "Team Factory: CVW-8 at War". Images of the cover, the instructions and the two large decal sheets are included.

3 April, 2018

John Miller presents a photo report on the 2018 NorthWest Scale Modelers Annual Model at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. 72 images are included.

James Hatch reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Spitfire HF Mk.VIII ProfiPACK. 50 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking schemes, masks and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Furball Aero Design's 1/48 scale decal set, "Bandit Sundowners VFC-111 F-5N/F". Images of the cover, the eight schemes, the stencil guide and decals are included.

2 April, 2018 - Easter Monday

James Hatch reviews ICM's 1/48 scale Dornier Do 17 Z-7. 47 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tonight I examine EagleCals' 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions, the stencil guide and the decals are included.

Fundekals has sent Preview images and information on their forthcoming 1/32 scale F4U Corsair decals. These will be available soon, along with the equivalent 1/48 and 1/72 scale releases.

On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews two new releases:

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

30 March, 2018 - Good Friday

I'm back at my desk after a very enjoyable visit to HeritageCon 12 last weekend. Thanks to Allan Murrell and the entire team in Hamilton for their hospitality.

John Miller reviews MiniArt's 1/35 scale Flettner Fl 282 V6 “Kolibri” Hummingbird, the wolrd's first production helicopter. 24 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

David Couche examines Galaxy Model's 1/48 scale Grumman F-14A Tomcat Die Cut Flexible Mask for the Tamiya kit. Eight helpful images are included.

26 March, 2018

I'm starting the long trek home today after attending Sunday's HeritageCon 12 show in Hamilton Canada. Congratulations to Allan Murrell and the whole Hamilton team for a great show, and to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum as their spectacular venue. It was great to catch up with so many new and familiar HyperScale and Missing-Lynx names and faces while I was there. I didn't get many photos as I was occupied with other duties for most of the day, but you can visit a few Facebook pages that will give you a taste of the venue and the models on display. Check out the IPMS HAMILTON Canadian Warplane Heritage Modellers Club Facebook page and also the JB - Closet Modeler Facebook page. I'll be back in Sydney late Wednesday night.

22 March, 2018

I'm on my way to Canada at the moment for the HeritageCon show in Hamilton this weekend. I look forward to seeing some of HyperScale's visitors there!

In today's Squadron ScaleWorkshop, I take a look at the test shots of Tamiya's forthcoming 1/35 scale M3 Stuart tank. This is an all-new offering and has nothing in common with Tamiya's 1970s vintage kit. To view the five minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:

Valiant Wings Publishing has made the following announcements: "Airframe Extra No 9-North Africa Campaign is now on press and is expected to be with us next Wednesday. I have attached some sample pages that may be of interest to your readers/followers. The revised edition of Airframe Album No 2-The Hawker Sea Fury will be arriving with us this Thursday. All pre-ordered copies will be in the mail the same day. We will be announcing our next Airframe Album title over the coming week."

21 March, 2018

Jon Bryon presents a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale post-war F6F-5 Hellcat. 31 images are included.

Graham Carter reviews Azur FRROM's 1/72 scale Northrop Gamma 2E. Nine images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

We have Preview information and images of Dora Wings' forthcoming 1/72 scale Percival Vega Gull. 30 reference photos, renders and images of the marking options are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I examine Nuts and Bolts Vol. 39, Sd.Kfz.6 5 ton Zugkraftwagen - Bussing-Nag Variants. An image of the cover and 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.

20 March, 2018

Alan Price presents three images of his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 in the Gallery.

James Hatch reviews Special Hobby's 1/32 scale Hawker Tempest Engine Cowling set, including 13 images of the resin parts and packaging.

Graham Carter examines Kagero's Special Edition Monograph Number 10, "Dorner Do 22 Design, Development, Testing and Service with the Yugoslav, Greek and Finnish Air Forces". An image of the cover plus five sample spreads are included.

19 March, 2018

In the Gallery, Alan Price presents three images and a description of his brand new Airfix Junkers Ju 87 B-2 Stuka.

Graham Carter reviews MMP Books' Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922 Camouflage and Markings Vol 3. Red Stars. An image of the cover plus four sample spreads are incuded.

Hypercat Productions has announced 1/48 scale resin B-25 hollow cowls with wider openings for the Accurate Miniatures kits. $8 per pair, plus $3 shipping for USA.

16 March, 2018

Barracuda Studios announces six new Barracuda Studios Stencil and Placard Decal sets for Corsairs, Mustang, Spitfires and Fw 190s in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. We have images and information on a Preview page.

John Miller reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Mersu Bf 109 G in Finland Limited Edition / Dual Combo. 31 images are included.

Tonight in the Gallery I present six images and a description of my Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Sea Fury FB.11.

David Couche examines HMH Publications' "Aircraft in Detail #002 Duke Hawkins: F-16 Fighting Falcon". Images of the cover plus five sample pages are included.

15 March, 2018

James Hatch reviews Azur FRROM's 1/32 scale IAR-80A, including 40 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top.

I built an early sample of the Azur FRROM 1/32 IAR-80A a few months ago, and you can still see it in the Gallery.

Graham Carter examines HMH Publications' "Aircraft in Detail #001 Duke Hawkins: The Sepecat Jaguar". Images of the cover plus five sample pages are included.

14 March, 2018

I review the brand new Dora Wings 1/48 scale P-63E Kingcobra, including 22 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etched fret, decals, masks and box top.

Graham Carter examines Valiant WIngs Publshing's "The Gloster Gladiator - A Detailed Guide to the RAF’s Last Biplane Fighter" by Richard A. Franks. Images of the cover plus four sample spreads are included.

In the Gallery, Zhou Kun presents 23 images and a description of his in-flight Hasegawa 1/48 scale F/A-18F Super Hornet.

13 March, 2018

Jon Bryon presents a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale F4U-7 Corsair. 26 images are included.

Graham Carter reviews Windsock WWI Modelling Special No. 5 Building the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Camels. An image of the cover plus four sample spreads are included.

12 March, 2018

Ali McLean has started a new venture, Aerocraft Models. The first two releases are a replacement engine cowling for the Airfix 1/48 scale Sea Fury (I wish I'd known about this one a week ago!) and a set of 1/72 scale Phantom intakes. These are both available now from Aerocraft Models' website.

Brad Fallen examines U-Boot Im Focus No.14, including an image of the cover and six sample pages.

Yves Labbe presents ten images of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale F-8E Crusader in the Gallery.

On Missing-Lynx, James Hatch comprehensively reviews Rye Field Models' 1/35 scale Panther Ausf. G Early/Late with Full Interior Panzerkampfwagen “Panther” Ausf.G (Sd.Kfz.171). 108 images of the kit's plastic and multimedia parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

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

9 March, 2018

In the Gallery, we have 15 images and a description of Pei Chi's Tamiya 1/48 scale F4U-2 Corsair Night Fighter.

James Hatch reviews CMK's 1/32 scale Tempest Mk.V Engine Set for the Special Hobby kit. 25 images of the resin parts, decals, instructions, packaging and reference photos are included.

Graham Carter examines U-Boot Im Focus No.15, including an image of the cover and three sample spreads.

Lynn Ritger has updated his TBD research web page to highlight the individual BuNos which went down with USS Lexington. A much bigger update is in the works too - we'll let you know when that is ready!

8 March, 2018

James Hatch reviews Special Hobby's 1/32 scale RP-3 60lb SAP/HE British WWII Rocket Projectile set. 14 images of the plastic parts, decals, instructions, packaging and reference photos are included.

Fundekals has sent Preview information and images about a new decal project, Lexington Wildcats.

7 March, 2018

The new computer is now set up and ready to go, so we'll be back to regular updates tomorrow. In the meantime, a couple of announcements:

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe Album No. 2, The Hawker Sea Fury, 2 Revised and Updated is almost at the point of going to press.

Albatros Productions has also just published a very limited third edition of their first Wingnut Wings Modelling Special on the Gotha G.IV. It is available now from their web store at www.windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk

5 March, 2018

I'll be receiving a new computer in a day or two, and I will be handing this one back today so we may have a day or two without updates, depending on when the new one arrives and how long it takes to set up.

On Missing-Lynx, Luke Pitt reviews Bronco's 1/35 scale British Cruiser Tank A9 and A9CS. Ten images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Al Bowie reviews Dennis Oliver's book, "Panther – Panther and Jagdpanther Units - The Eastern Front from Operation Bagration to Berlin Pt 2". Seven images of the cover and sample pages are included.

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

2 March, 2018

In the Gallery, Remi Schackmann presents an article on building Kinetic's 1/48 scale Alpha Jet. 35 images are included.

Graham Carter reviews MMP Books' Polish Wings #23 "303 Sqn N.A.Mustang" by Wojtek Matusiak, Piotr Sikora and Steve Brooking. An image of the cover and three sample spreads are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's revised and expanded 1/72 scale Hunting Jet Provost T.3/T.4/T.51/T.52 decal set. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

1 March, 2018

James Hatch reviews the new Planet Models' 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 C "Kangaruh" conversion, including 22 images of the resin and vacform parts, decals, instructions and box top.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 & FGR.2 Collection Pt.6. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

28 February, 2018

John Miller reviews Zvezda's new 1/72 scale Russian Trainer Aircraft Yak-130, including 15 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top.

In the Gallery, Tadeu Pinto Mendes presents three Italeri 1/72 scale Douglas DC-3s. Eleven photos are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 & FGR.2 Collection Pt.5. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

27 February, 2018

Alan Price presents five images and a description of his Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV conversion in the Gallery.

James Hatch reviews ten new Yahu photo-etched instrument panels in 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Images of the photo-etched parts, the instructions and the packaging are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Royal Air Force McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 25th Anniversary Scheme. This is a pretty spectacular modified Raspberry Ripple scheme. Images of the instructions, the cover and the decals are included.

26 February, 2018

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 & FGR.2 Collection Pt.4. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Arsenal Model Group has announced their newest release - a single seat and two-seat P-63 King Cobra in 1/72 scale. Samples are on the way and we will have a review in the coming weeks.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's forthcoming 1/35 scale Sd.Kfz. 124 Wespe Italian Front. 25 images of the kit's plastic parts, plus two images of the model built straight from the box, are included.

Cookie Sewell examines AFV Club's 1/35 scale M109A3/M185A3 Shop Van on M109A3. 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.

23 February, 2018

John Miller presents a new Feature Article on his AFV Club 1/144 scale Sikorsky SH-3A/D Sea King. 24 images are inluced.

Floyd Werner reviews the Das Werk Luftwaffe Jack Stands Sets with Saw Horses set, including 14 images of the plastic parts assembled and unassembled, as well as the instructions and packaging.

Spencer Pollard advises that his new book as Previewed yesterday, "Let’s Build… The Supermarine Spitfire", has now completely sold out.

22 February, 2018

Spencer Pollard has sent Preview information and images from his new book, "Let’s Build… The Supermarine Spitfire". An image of the cover and six sample spreads are included.

Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/32 scale Mosquito FB Mk.VI Wheels and Exhaust sets. 22 images of the resin parts, the instructions, packaging and CAD illustrationxs

AOA Decals has sent Preview information and images from their next release, "Gunships: Raining Fire (1) - USAF/VNAF AC-119G Shadows & AC-119K Stingers in the Vietnam War". Images of the cover and both decal sheets are included.

21 February, 2018

Rafe Morrissey presents Fine Molds' 1/72 scale Y-Wing Fighter in a new Feature Article. Five images of the completed model accompany Rafe's text.

Graham Carter reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Fairey Fulmar II/NF.II. Eleven images are included.

Floyd Werner examines Vector's 1/48 scale Bf 109 G-6 Erla Cowling and Bf 109 G-6 MTT/WNF Cowlings. Six images of the resin parts are included.

Furball Aero Design has sent Preview information about their forthcoming new and re-released decal sets in 1/48 and 1/72 scales.

20 February, 2018

Ron Petrosky presents a new Feature Article on his Revell 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6 #04665 and a personal history of WWII Luftwaffe models, Morlocks and encounters with the Eloi. 19 images are included.

Graham Carter examines Luftwaffe Im Focus No.26. An image of the cover and four sample spreads are included.

Bullseye Model Aviation has sent Preview images and information on their two forthcoming 1/48 scale decal sheets for F-15s and F-16s. These will be available exclusively through Sprue Brothers and we'll have full reviews upon their release.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that their first new title of 2018 in the Airframe Extra Series, which will cover the North Africa Campaign, is due out in March. This title may be pre-ordered now for £9.95 plus shipping from Valiant Wings Publishing's website.

16 February, 2018

In the most recent Squadron video, Jef V. builds the ICM 1:32 scale Polikarpov I-16 Rata. To view the 21:30 minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:

15 February, 2018

Kevin Martin is offering a resin fillet tail for the new 1/32 scale Revell P-51D Mustang. Information and images have been posted to a Preview page.

I'll be taking a rare few days off. Regular programming will return during next week.

14 February, 2018 - Valentines Day

If you love the Sea Fury, Fundekals brand new 1/48 scale Canadian Sea Fury decals are now available from their website! The sheet covers the entire gammut of RCN Sea Fury markings and color schemes, and allows you to build at least four complete aircraft in four different schemes. Great timing for the new Airfix kit.

13 February, 2018

Kiyokazu Isomi presents 19 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-5/AS conversion in the Gallery. Images of the model complete and under construction are included.

Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's 1/32 BRASSIN Mosquito FB Mk.VI Engines for the Tamiya kit. A whopping 78 images are incuded.

Floyd S. Werner Jr examines Detail & Scale's latest digital edition, "U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats - Part 2: Pacific Coast Squadrons". 28 sample images are included.

12 February, 2018

Tonight I examine Red Roo Decals' 1/48 scale Meteor F.8 decals, "Nose Art Part 2. 77 Squadron RAAF Korean War 1950-1953". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In Friday's article about the new Airfix 1/48 scale Sea Fury, the Gallery did not upload. I have fixed this now, and there are an additional 15 images in Julian's article.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Kinetic's Kit No. K61014 - M3A3 Bradley CFV. 28 images of the plastic parts, photo-etch, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

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

9 February, 2018

Julian Shawyer has built and made some notes about his brand new Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Sea Fury FB.11. 19 images of the completed and primed model are included.

John Miller builds Modelsvit's big 1/72 scale Myasishchev M-17 “Mystic-A” in a new Feature Article. 22 images are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced a second edition of Airframe Album No 2 - The Hawker Sea Fury scheduled for mid-late March. They have also reprinted Airframe & Miniature No 8 - The de Havilland Mosquito Part 1 - Bomber and Photo-reconnaissance. These are both now available to pre-order on Valiant Wings' website.

8 February, 2018

Roland Sachsenhofer presents his Czech Master Kits' 1/72 scale Bv 222 Towing Carriage “Dockwagen” in the Gallery. Ten images of the model are included.

David Couche reviews three new Werner's Wings 1/48 scale UH-1D/H Resin Sets - UH-1D ARC-102 HF Antenna Mounts, UH-1D/H Anti-Strella Set and a UH-1H Upgrade. Eleven images are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale RN McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 FGR.2 Stencils Pt.2. Images of the decals, the instructions and the cover are included.

I posted an incorrect link to Red Roo Models' 1/48 scale "Auster Killers" decals a couple of days ago. I have fixed this now.

7 February, 2018

Tonight on Missing-Lynx I review Copper State Models' 1/35 scale Lanchester Armoured Car. 18 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking schemes and box art are included.

6 February, 2018

Jumpei Temma presents a new article on his Eduard 1/72 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII. 20 progress photos plus images of the finished model, a side profile artwork and plans are included.

David Couche reviews Furball Aero Design's 1/48 scale "F-4B/N,J/S Cockpit Detail Set – for Academy Kit" (Re-release) and "F-4S Canopy and Airframe Detail Set – for Zoulei-Mura Kit" (New). Seven images are included.

Tonight I examine Red Roo Decals' 1/48 scale Meteor F.8 decals, "Nose Art Part 1. 77 Squadron RAAF Korean War 1950-1953". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

...and while we are on the subject of Red Roo Decals and Sea Furies, don't forget this interesting option for your new Airfix kit - Red Roo's 1/48 scale "Auster Killers" decals from last year!

5 February, 2018

Squadron ScaleWorkshop videos has just passed the milestone of four million views! Thanks to all who have viewed the 153 videos over the years, and a massive thanks to Squadron for their sponsorship.

Julian Shawyer presents 58 sprue photos and a description of the brand new Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Sea Fury.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale RN McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 Stencils Pt.1. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Wingnut Wings has just announced their next new 1/32 scale release - the revolutionary Junkers D.1 all metal monoplane fighter of 1918 that entered service just before the end of the First World War. This will be available on 24 April 2018. More details may be found on the Wingnut Wings' website.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Meng's brand new 1/35 scale U.S M911 C-HET (8x6) & M747 Heavy Equipment Semi-Trailer. 34 images of the plastic parts, photo-etch, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

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

2 February, 2018

In our first Squadron ScaleWorkshop video for 2018, we take a high resolution browse around the sprues of Meng's spectacular new 1/35 scale U.S M911 C-HET (8x6) & M747 Heavy Equipment Semi-Trailer. To view the 5:52 minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:

Tonight I examine Xtradecals' 1/72 scale RAF McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 & FGR.2 Stencils Pt.1. Images of the decals, the instructions and cover are included.

Brad Fallen reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN Ki-61-Id Gun Barrels for the new Tamiya kit. Seven images of the resin parts, the packaging and instructions are included.

Paul Fisher has sent photos of his completed Fisher Models 1/32 scale A-1E Skyraider. Paul also has news about what it in the Fisher Model and Pattern pipeline.

31 January, 2018

John Miller presents a new Feature Article on finishing Pegasus Hobbies' 1/350 scale Mercury 9 Rocket in New Mission Models Chrome. 26 images accompany John's text.

...and if you are interested in that Mercury 9 rocket, you might also be fascinated by this Walt Disney produced 1956 documentary, Man and the Moon, where Dr Werner von Braun explains his vision for lunar travel (using lots of models!)

Brad Fallen reviews Master's turned metal static dischargers for 1/48 scale F-16s and 1/32 scale modern Sukhoi jets (Su-27, Su-30, Su-33, Su-34 and others).

Tonight I examine Xtradecals' 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 & FGR.2 Collection Pt.2. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

30 January, 2018

We have a real treat tonight! Dana Bell presents his Archival Show and Tell #7 - "Not Those Blue Mustangs Again!!"! This fascinating reference piece discusses the controversial subject of the colours seen on 361st Fighter Group Mustangs during the summer of 1944. 15 supporting images are included.

David Couche reviews Sword's 1/72 scale Lockheed P-80A/B Shooting Star. 12 images of the plastic and resin parts, decals, marking guide, instructions and box top are included.

Tonight I review Bullseye Model Aviations' 1/48 scale decal package, Warheads on Foreheads - F-16CM Viper. Operation Inherent Resolve; Operation Freedom's Sentinel; Operation Unified Protector. 15 images of the cover, the detailed instructions and the three decal sheets are included.

29 January, 2018

Tonight I review Bullseye Model Aviations' new 1/48 scale decals, Emerald Coast Eagles - F-15C Eagle. 13 images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe & Miniature No 8 - The de Havilland Mosquito Part 1 - will be reprinted as it sold out quickly at the end of 2017. Copies will be available from February 8th. Valiant Wings also have a full programme of eight new and revised titles planned for 2018. Each one will be announced prior to publication.

On Missing-Lynx, I review MiniArt's SU-85 Early Production Model 1944 with full interior. 29 images of the plastic parts, photo-etch, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

Cookie Sewell examines MiniArt's 1/35 scale Kit No. 37016 T-55A Model 1965 - Interior Kit . An image of the cover is included.

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

26 January, 2018

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale L-29 Delfin ProfiPACK. This is a rebox of the lovely AMK kit with all of Eduard's extra goodies included. 19 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

John Miller presents a Model Aerial Reconnaissance Display at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Images of 24 of the models prsent are included in this Gallery.

Brad Fallen examines RB Productions' 1/24 scale Hawker Typhoon Canopy Masks. Four images of the packaging, instructions and the masks themselves are included.

25 January, 2018

Roland Sachsenhofer presents 25 images and a description of his upgraded Hasegawa 1/72 scale WB-47 Stratojet in the Gallery.

James Hatch reviews Luftwaffe Gallery - JG54 Special Album 1939-1945 by Erik Mombeeck & Maciej Góralczyk. An image of the front cover and seven sample pages are included.

Tonight I review Eduard's re-issued 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 19 E-3 ProfiPACK, including 20 new photos of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, decals and box art.

23 January, 2018

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Fw 190 Early Versions Royal Class, containing two full kits that may be built as any of seven variants. Images of the new parts, the box top, the decals and the bonus parts are included.

I also present four images and a description of my New Azur FRROM 1/32 scale IAR-80A in the Gallery.

David Couche examines MMP Books' "Mil Mi-24/35 Hind". An image of the cover plus eight sample pages are included.

22 January, 2018

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Me 410 decal release. Seven images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I examine Bronco's new 1/35 scale Turan II Hungarian Medium Tank 41.m. 11 images of the new plastic parts, photo-etch, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

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

19 January, 2018

Floyd S. Werner Jr. presents his new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 converted to the PR version with 300 litre drop tanks under each wing. 24 images of the model, both complete and under construction, are included.

James Hatch reviews ICM's 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 88 A-4/Torp, including 53 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's newest 1/72 scale unit anthology decal set, "The History of Kampfgeschwader KG51 Edelweiss". Images of the cover, the instructions with the eight marking options and the decal sheet are included.

18 January, 2018

John Miller reviews Hobby Boss' 1/72 scale P-61A Black Widow, and test fits the major parts too. 23 images are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's new 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 410 decal release. Images of the cover, the instructions with the 12 marking options and the decal sheet are included.

Tolga Ulgur presents 44 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 in a striking winter scheme. A reference photo is included too.

16 January, 2018

Tonight I review Model Paint Solutions' three handy packages for total paint accessory solutions. Images and descriptions of all the elements of the pant accessory packages are included.

Luke Pitt examines Dora Wings' 1/48 scale Gee Bee R2 Racer, including 14 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, masking sheet, decals and box top.

Junpei Temma presents a new article describing his Airfix 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 87 B-1. 26 progress and completed model photos are included.

Vintage Fighter Series has announced their next injection moulded 1/24 scale kits will be the F4U Corsair and Spitfire Mk.XII. We'll have more information and images as they come to hand.

15 January, 2018

Just an update on the Forum page loading issue. The new owners of the Forum hosts, Tapatalk, contacted me late last week and reported that they had fixed the speed issue but other problems (such as the missing Search buttons on several Forums) could not be fixed as the software is now too old. Page loading speed was much better for a short time but within a day it was back to the slow loading that we have all exprienced over the last couple of weeks. I have asked Tapatalk to address the speed issue again, but I suspect that the Network 54 software is just too old. Tapatalk is planning to migrate the Forums to a new platform and I have now asked that this move be prioritised. I apologise again for the delay and the inconvenience.

Fernando Rolandelli presents an article on his Hobby Boss 1/48 scale FM-1 Wildcat finished as an FAA Wildcat Mk.V. 13 images of the model under construction and completed are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review MiniArt's 1/35 scale Kit No. 35178; SU-85 Model 1943 Early Production with Crew. 23 images of the new plastic parts, marking schemes decals and box top are included.

Track48 has announced the launch of their new website.

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

12 January, 2018

James Hatch reviews ICM's 1/32 scale Polikarpov I-16 Type 24. 34 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Karen Coughlin presents 11 images of her Tamiya 1/48 scale Beaufighter Mk.X - and her modelling desk!

Tonight I examine Iliad Design's 1/48 scale Beechcraft C-45s. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

11 January, 2018

I must again apologise for the slow loading pages on HyperScale's discussion forums recently. I have sent multiple reports to the provider but haven't had a reply yet. I am now actively looking for an alternative Forum provider, although this won't be a fast process, and I have deep regrets about losing 20 years of history here. I'll keep everyone posted.

Graham Carter reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Mirage F.1CR. Nine images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Iliad Design's 1/48 scale decals, Schlacht Bf 109 Es. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In last night's review, I incorrecly referred to the new Azur FRROM kit as an IAR-80C but it is, in fact, an IAR-80A. I have corrected these references in the review text.

10 January, 2018

Tonight I examine Azur FRROM's new 1/32 scale IAR-80A WWII Romanian fighter. 23 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

David Couche reviews three Furball Aero-Design 1/48 scale New and Re-Release Decals - Mig-31BM Foxhound Canopy Seals, F-16CJ Canopy Seals and Bombcat Weapons Set. Images of the covers, decals and instructions where applicable are incuded.

Dusan Lekic presents three images and a description of his Zvezda's 1/72 scale Sukhoi Su-27SM Flanker in the Gallery.

9 January, 2018

James Hatch reviews ICM's 1/48 scale Heinkel He 111 H-3. 53 images of the kit's plastic parts, the decals and box art are included.

David Couche examines Werner's Wings' 1/48 scale decals, “Ride of the Valkyries” The UH-1D/H in Vietnam. Six images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 37 images of his 1/32 scale Revell / Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.Ia.

8 January, 2018

Graham Carter reviews AModel's 1/72 scale de Havilland Dove, including seven images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Sword has sent Preview images and information on three new releases - a package with six 1/72 scale Italian WWII fighters and two separate boxings of Re 2000 Falcos. Images of the box art and marking guides are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's forthcoming 1/35 scale M1096 Paladin, re-boxed and upgraded based on the Italeri kit. 17 images of the new plastic parts, marking schemes decals and box top are included.

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

5 January, 2018

Roy Sutherland has sent Preview information and images on Barracuda Studios' latest resin update sets in for the 1/32 scale Revell Spitfire Mk.IXc, 1/48 Fw 190, 1/72 scale P-40s, Spitfires and more!

John Miller reviews Roden's 1/32 scale O-2A Skymaster “USAF Multi Purpose Light Aircraft”, including 20 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top.

David Wilson examines Albatros Productions' "Aviatik (Berg) D.1 At War!", Windsock Centenary Datafile # 171. An image of the cover plus six sample pages are included.

A little later than expected, my new book, "How To Build Tamiya's 1:32 F4U-1A and F4U-1D Corsair" is back from the printers and available for just £14.95. Pre-orders are being sent out right now too.

3 January, 2018

David Wilson examines Albatros Productions' "The RAF BE2c At War!", Windsock Centenary Datafile # 172. An image of the cover plus six sample pages are included.

We have Preview images and information about AOA Decals' Vietnam USAF FAC O-2 Skymaster set for Roden's new kit.

2 January, 2018

James Hatch reviews AMK's re-tooled and re-released 1/48 scale IAI Kfir C2/C7, including 49 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top.

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents his new Valom 1/72 scale North American B-45A Tornado. 21 images of the model in progress and complete are included.

Brad Fallen examines Greenhill Books' “Air Battle of Malta: Aircraft Losses and Crash Sites, 1940-42”. An image of the cover plus seven sample pages are included.

New Year's Day, 2018

Welcome to 2018 - HyperScale's 21st year online! Thanks to all of HyperScale's visitors for continuing to drop in and participate in the Forums and on the webzine side of the site, and to all of our wonderful sponsors for their ongoing support. Thanks also to Corbin Haldane for supplying the new 2018 HyperScale banners - a long-standing New Years tradition!

Graham Carter reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver “The Final Version”. Eleven images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box art are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews Miniart's 1/35 scale T-55 Model 1963 - Interior Kit. An image of the box art is included.

The main advertising banner position for Missing-Lynx's Axis Forum is vacant and available for the first time in more than a decade. If your company is interested in sponsoring this busy, high profile Forum with a banner at the top of the page, please contact me via email on btgreen@mac.com

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

29 December, 2017

In our final Squadron ScaleWorkshop video for 2017, I describe the 21 aircraft models, military vehicles and figure sets that I have completed this year. To view the ten minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:

28 December, 2017

James Hatch reviews Wingnut Wings' recent release, "Green Tail Trilogy", which supplies three full 1/32 scale Albatros D.V / D.Va kits. 64 images of the kits' plastic parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Jerry Boucher presents artwork depicting Royal Thai Air Force Curtiss Hawk 75Ns escorting Martin 139 bombers on a raid against the French airfield at Siem Reap.

Brad Fallen examines RES-IM's 1/32 scale F-15A/B/C/D wheels, including six images of the packaging and the resin parts.

27 December, 2017

The January issue of Military Illustrated Modeller is available now. This special issue includes big Build Features on two of the most anticipated releases of 2017 - the Revell 1/32 scae P-51D Mustang and the Tamiya 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. If you plan to build either of these iconic models, grab your copy now from Doolittle Media's website!

Christmas Day / Boxing Day 2017

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.

22 December, 2017

John Miller presents a new Build Feature on his Hobby Boss 1/72 scale Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude. 23 images of the model are included.

David Couche reviews Special Hobby's 1/48 scale Supermarine Seafire Mk III "Last Fights Over The Pacific”. 22 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I present five photos and a description of my last completed model for 2017 - Tamiya 1/35 scale U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" Korean War

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

21 December, 2017

Pei Chi presents an article describing his 1/48 scale ROC Fennec conversion from the Roden T-28B. 17 images are included.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Pfalz D.IIIa Weekend Edition, including ten images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, markings and box top.

In the Gallery, Jerry Boucher presents his artwork depicting the Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 flown by Hans-Ekkehard Bob. Bob claimed a MiG-3 (from 7 IAK) on December the 1st, 1941.

We have a Preview image of box art from Kitty Hawk's forthcoming 1/32 scale Kit No. KH32018, F-5E Tiger II Fighter, due out in March. The two-seater F-5F will follow shortly after.

20 December, 2017

Roger Hardy has a new Feature Article for us on building the A Model 1/72 scale D.H.60G Gypsy Moth. Five images are included.

19 December, 2017

Jon Bryon presents a new Feature Article on his AMK 1/48 scale MiG-31BS ‘Foxhound’. 38 images of the model, both under construction and complete, are included.

We have Preview images and information about a new 1/48 scale GeeBee R2 from AMG / Dora Wings. 22 images of the actual model, including sprue, construction and completed shots, are included.

18 December, 2017

In the Gallery, Floyd Werner presents nine images of his Eduard 1/48 scale Bf 109 F-2 fitted with the Eduard BRASSIN engine and cowl guns set as reviewed on Friday.

I review Meng Models' 1/35 scale Panther A workable suspension and track set. Four images of the multimedia parts are included.

I also examine Meng Models' 1/35 scale Panther Ausf. A zimmerit decal sheets (four of them). Five images are included.

Blast Models has annouced the release of a new Gabion set plus five new WWI figure sets, available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35283K - GABIONS - 2PCS
    BL35312F - FRENCH SOLDIER N°8 WWI
    BL35313F - FRENCH HEADS N°1 WWI
    BL35314F - FRENCH TRACTOR CREW N°9 WWI
    BL35315F - FRENCH TRACTOR CREW N°10 WWI
    BL35316F - FRENCH HEADS N°2 WWI

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

15 December, 2017

John Miller presents a useful new "How To" article: Getting the Scratches Out: Suggestions for Clear Parts and Canopies. Images of the techniques in action are included.

Tonight I review Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Bf 109 F Engine and Fuselage Guns. Nine images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Stephane Sagols presents not one but two Special Hobby 1/48 scale Finnish Brewster B-239s. 34 images of the models both complete and under construction are included.

Graham Carter examines Valiant Wings Publishing's Airframe Extra No.8:  "Air War Over Italy: 3rd September 1943 to 2nd May 1945". Images of the cover plus three sample spreads are included.

13 December, 2017

John Miller reviews the recent Airfix 1/72 scale Tomahawk Mk.IIB, including nine images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top.

Tonight I examine Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Bf 109 F Propeller Late, including images of the resin and photo-etched parts, packaging and instructions.

Tolga Ulgur presents 40 photos of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale P-40E Warhawk, "Old Exterminator", in the Gallery.

12 December, 2017

Tonight I review Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, including 22 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top.

In the Gallery, Antoine Huyghe presents 11 images of his Eduard rebox of Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Lockheed F-104G Starfighter.

Brad Fallen examines four sets of 1/32 scale Maketar Paint Masks for the F4U-1 Corsair, Mosquito, Do 335 and Meteor. Images of the cover and instructions for each set are included.

11 December, 2017

Tonight I review Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale Me 262 wheels for the Airfix kit. Images of the resin wheels, the instructions and packaging are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing advises that Airframe & Miniature No 11 - The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Late Series is now at the printers with all preordered copies to be posted on 14 December . The book has been expanded to 240 pages, however the cover price remains at £19.95 RRP. You can still pre-order at a special price of £18.95 with discounted postage up to 13 December.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's forthcoming 1/35 scale U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" Korean War. 12 images of the new plastic parts, marking schemes decals and box top are included.

Al Bowie examines Pen and Sword Publishing's CHURCHILL TANKS British Army North West Europe 1944-45 by Dennis Oliver. Images of the front and back covers plus 5 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.

8 December, 2017

Graham Carter reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Gloster Meteor Mk. IV “World Speed Record” with nine images, including two photos of Graham's model of the same subject.

Julian Shawyer presents his report on the Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 2017 held at Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop. There are a whopping 136 photos of the museum plus the aircraft and military models on display.

Tonight I examine Eduard's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII Top Cowl for the Eduard kit. Images of the resin part and the packaging are included.

G.W.H. has a new Facebook page. They have also advised that their 1/72 scale F-15I Ra'am kit is released and available now.

7 December, 2017

Luke Pitt reviews North Star's 1/48 scale Huffers MD-1 Flight Deck Tractor, available in three different versions. 14 images of the plastic, resin and photo-etched parts plus the decals and box tops are included.

For the first time, the main advertising banner position for Missing-Lynx's Axis Forum is vacant and available. If your company is interested in sponsoring this busy, high profile Forum with a banner at the top of the page, please contact me via email on btgreen@mac.com .

6 December, 2017

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents 14 images and a description of his Trumpeter 1/72 scale Vickers Wellington Mk.XIV.

Tonight I examine DKdecals' 1/32 scale P-40N Warhawk Kittyhawk Mk.IV decals, including images of the four decal sheets and the instructions.

David WIlson reviews the recent Haynes book, "Rolls-Royce Armoured Car Owners Workshop Manual 1915-44" by David Fletcher. Images of the cover plus a number of sample spreads are included.

5 December, 2017

Wingnut Wings has announced a surprise Christmas release - Kit No. 32073, a 1/32 Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin. This kit is available right now from Wingnut Wings stockists worldwide.

Exciting news from AIMS too - a 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 F/G-2 & G-4 conversion. We have 15 Preview images of the conversion's resin and multimedia parts, decals and 12 marking options across the two options.

I review DKdecals' 1/32 scale P-40E Warhawk Kittyhawk Mk.I decals, including images of the three decal sheets and the instructions.

4 December, 2017

G.W.H. has announced that they will be releasing a new 1/48 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker E. The kit will be released in January 2018. In the meantime, we have more than 60 CAD and sprue images on a Preview page.

On Missing-Lynx, I present five photos and a description of my Tamiya 1/35 scale German Assault Pioneer Team & Goliath Set in the Gallery.

I also review the brand new Meng 1/35 scale Panther Ausf. A Late. 29 photos of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etch, multi-media parts, decals and box top are included.

Al Bowie examines the new book from David Doyle, "Aircraft and Military Vehicle Production Cleveland Plant 2 (1942-1970)". Images of the cover plus several 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.

1 December, 2017

Tonight I present a big new Feature Article on painting, marking and weathering Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4. 41 images with detailed captions are included.

29 November, 2017

Tonight I review Eduard's new 75 Gallon and 108 Gallon drop tanks plus mirrors for 1/48 scale P-51 Mustang kits. Images of the resin, photo-etched parts and decals are included.

Ed Russell examines Owl Decals' 1/72 scale Bristol Blenheim Mk IV Night Fighters. Images of the instructions, the cover and the decals are included.

Albatros Productions has sent Preview information and the cover art for their newest Windsock WWI Modelling Special, Building the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Camels (& LVG C.VI).

28 November, 2017

Roland Sachsenhofer presents his new Airfix 1/48 scale Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk.I in the Gallery. 14 images accompany Roland's detailed description.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN 8.8 cm Deck Gun for the Trumpeter kit. Six images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

I also examine Furball Aero-Design's 1/48 scale Lo-Viz US Navy Rhinos for Zoukei-Mura's F-4J & F-4S kits. Eight images of the cover, the instructions and the two decal sheets are included.

Eagle Editions has announced that "Stuka Ju 87", Wings of the Black Cross Special Number Two is now in stock and they are now shipping pre-orders. You may order the book through Eagle Editions' website.

I have been overwhelmed by responses to my request for new reviewers. Thanks to everyone who has contacted me. It might take me a few days to work through the emails but thanks to all who have offered.

27 November, 2017

Tonight I review Furball Aero-Design's 1/48 scale decals for Z-M's F-4S Phantom II, "Lo-Viz Devil Dog Rhinos". Six images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review a test shot of Tamiya's 1/35 scale German Assault Pioneer Team & Goliath Set, including 11 images of the kit's plastic parts, 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.

24 November, 2017

Tonight I present a big new Feature Article on building Eduard's all-new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4 with the BRASSIN cockpit. 33 captioned images cover everything from preparation of the BRASSIN resin parts to the construction of the airframe. Painting and markings will be covered in Part Two.

I also review the Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-4 Engine and Fuselage Guns, including images of the set's resin and photo-etched parts.

I am looking for a couple of additional regular HyperScale reviewers, located in Australia to keep postage costs manageable. I'm hoping to find a couple of experienced modellers who can take their own good quality photographs and can turn reviews around quickly. I'm particularly interested in finding a 1/72 scale specialist. Please drop me a note on btgreen@mac.com to discuss in more detail.

23 November, 2017

James Hatch conducts a detailed review of Wingnut Wings' new 1/32 scale Jeannin Stahltaube, on general release now. 57 images of the kit's plastic and phto-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Suresh Nathan presents a new Feature Article on converting Revell's 1/32 scale P-51B Mustang to an A-36A Apache. 25 images of the project are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing advises that Airframe & Miniature No 11 - The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Late Series is about to go into production and will now include a build of Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 by Steve Evans.

22 November, 2017

John Miller has sent a Galley of photos and a description of an impressive Suez Crisis display by North West Scale Modelers club at Seattle's Museum of Flight. 30 images are included.

Floyd S. Werner Jr examines Detail and Scale's latest digital book, Colors & Markings of the F-102 Delta Dagger. 30 sample pages are included.

21 November, 2017

Tonight I present an in-box review write-up and 34 images of the Revell 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang (I know that I have already done the video review, Gallery and description of the cockpit assembly, but I thought a text version of the review might be helpful too).

Alan Price presents four images of his Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair in the Gallery. This model features in a multi-part article in Model Airplane International magazine.

Brad Fallen reviews Valiant Wings Publishing – The de Havilland Mosquito Part 2: Fighter, Fighter-Bomber and Night-Fighter (including Sea Mosquito). Images of the cover and eight sample spreads are included.

20 November, 2017

Tonight I review Iliad Designs' 1/72 scale decals, DeHavilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews Takom's 1/35 scale M31 Tank Recovery vehicle. An image of the box art is included.

The newest title from Squadron Signal is M60 Main Battle Tank in Action. This is available online now from Doolittle Publishing.

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

17 November, 2017

Roland Sachsenhofer presents 12 images and a detailed description of his Special Hobby 1/48 scale Blackburn Roc in the Gallery.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/144 scale "Junkers Ju 52/3m" decals. Images of the decals, the cover and the instructions are included.

Floyd S. Werner Jr examines Vector's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/14 Exterior Correction Set for the Zvezda Bf 109 G-6 kit. Three images are included.

15 November, 2017

I have just completed my test shot of Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. Five images and a brief description are included in the Gallery. What a kit!

James Hatch reviews the DSPIAE Craft Tools Rack from Breveco. 18 images of this rack and its packaging are included.

Martin Waligorski has extensive photo coverage of last weekend's IPMS ScaleModelworld at Telford on iModeler. Well worth a look!

14 November, 2017

The production version of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 arrived here yesterday, and I have taken the opportunity to write up an in-box review with 49 images of the kit's plastic vinyl and metal parts, decals, masks, marking schemes and box top.

I have also reviewed Xtradecal's 1/72 scale "Messerschmitt Bf 110 C, D, E, F, G" with 11 options. Images of the instructions, the decals and the cover are included.

13 November, 2017

On Missing-Lynx, I present four photos and a description of my newly completed Bronco 1:35 scale A10 Cruiser Tank in the Gallery.

I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 in RAF Service Pt.1, including images of the decals, the instructions and the cover. Great timing for the forthcoming Airfix kit!

We have been advised that you can order the new VFS 1/24 scale P-47M Thunderbolt right now for £89.99 plus postage by emailing Vintage Fighter Series directly on vintagefighterseries@btinternet.com.

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

10 November, 2017

In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I show how the engine cowlings are posed either closed or open on Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. Lighting is a bit muddy in this one - I'll know better next time! To view the six minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:

I have also just received the decals and masks for Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. I have posted a Preview page with images of the decals and masks.

Ray Thomas from Vintage Fighter Series has sent four photos of the new VFS 1/24 scale P-47M Thunderbolt. We'll have a full review of the kit when it arrives here. In the meantime, you can order the kit right now for £89.99 plus postage by emailing Vintage Fighter Series directly on vintagefighterseries@btinternet.com.

9 November, 2017

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents 16 images and a description of his Airfix 1/72 scale Vickers Valiant

Tonight I review Eduard's re-released re-tooled 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Late Series ProfiPACK. Images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, plus markings schemes, decals, box top and reference photos are included.

David Wilson examines Haynes Publishing's "Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 Owners Workshop Manual", including images of the cover and five sample spreads.

We've just had word that Vintage Fighter Series has released a new 1/24 scale P-47N Thunderbolt. We'll have more news on markings and availability soon.

8 November, 2017

Tonight I review Special Hobby's 1/48 scale Model 239 Buffalo "Taivaan Helmi over Finland". 19 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, photo-etched fret, decals and box top are included.

Brad Fallen examines Valiant Wings Publishing's Airframe Extra No.6:  Continuation War – The War Within A War. An image of the cover plus six sample pages are included.

Alan Griffith presents a very interesting article about the proposed DC-4 Bomber. Alan's new Reference Article includes two illustrations plus 1/72 scale PDF downloads.

For the information of our Australian visitors, the ScaleACT model show will be held in Canberra this coming weekend, 11 and 12 November 2017, featuring model displays, competitions, a swap 'n sell, and more. 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

7 November, 2017

John Miller reviews Sword's brand new 1/72 scale North American FJ-3 Fury, including 20 images of the kit's plastic parts, resin seat, marking schemes, decals and box top. John also compares the intake to a reference photo of the real aircraft.

Tonight I examine Xtradecals' new 1/72 scale decals with six options for Junkers Ju 52 aircraft in international service. Images of the instructions, the cover and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Francisco Soldan presents his HobbyBoss 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-10.

KLP Publishing has sent information and images on their latest digital book, Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale.

6 November, 2017

In the Gallery, Pei Chi presents 20 images and a description of his Revell 1/25 scale Chevy Pick Up in Gloss Wine Red. Thanks to John Miller for the photography.

Tonight I review Xtradecals' 1/48 scale markings for Messerschmitt Bf 110 C, D, E, F, G. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's 1/48 scale SS-100 Heavy Tractor, including 17 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top. This is the same model that I presented in the Gallery on Friday (in-box review is slightly out of sequence!)

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

3 November, 2017

In the Gallery, I present four images and a description of my Tamiya 1/48 scale SS-100 Heavy Tractor. This is abrand new kit and a great little crossover subject, as it was commonly used to tow heavy aircraft at Luftwaffe airfields.

James Hatch reviews Airfix's 1/48 scale Korea War Gloster Meteor F.8. 52 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

Eduard has released no fewer than 12 BRASSIN, photo-etched and mask set for the brand new Airfix 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang including a gorgeous cockpit, replacement exhausts, control suraces, wheels, bazookas and more. I have reviewed these along with images from Eduard's website.

Nick Grenall from IPMS(UK) Harrier SIG has sent some useful notes to clarify the variants and also point out some detail issues with the new Kinetic 1/48 scale two-seater Harrier kit. I have added these to the review.

1 November, 2017

James Hatch reviews the new Airfix 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang. 52 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

Brad Fallen examines Eduard's 1/32 scale BRASSIN Mosquito B Mk.IV Exhaust Stacks for HK Models' kit. Ten images of the resin parts, the packaging and instructions are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has sent Preview information and images from their next title in the Airframe & Miniature series, Messerschmitt Bf 109 Late Series, and status on other titles. There is also a Gallery of five Bf 109 models worth a look!

31 October, 2017

Tonight I review Kinetic's new 1/48 scale T-Harrier Harrier (T.2 / T.2A / T.2N / T.3 / T.4N / T.8 Two Seater Trainer). 29 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, I have posted six photos of progress on my Tamiya 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 test shot, mainly focused on the open engine bay. More to follow!

Brad Fallen examines CMK's "Quick and Easy" 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 88 A-1/5/C-2/4 Early Main Wheels and Tail Wheel set. Seven images of the resin parts and their packaging are included.

Ultracast has released a new 1/48 scale Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot figure, Item No. 48277, which is available now from their website.

30 October, 2017

Tonight I review Iliad Design's 1/48 scale Air National Guard P-47s, which covers two P-47Ns and P-47D Thunderbolts. Images of the decals and the instructuons are included.

I received an email from Jon Strupp, the son-in-law of WWII USAAF crew chief, S/Sgt. William "Bill" Westgard, adout the painting of a name on the nose of a P-51D Mustang, "Grim Reaper". I have added this information to Scott Miller's 2008 HyperScale article featuring Tamiya's P-51D Mustang

27 October, 2017

John Miller reviews the new Airfix 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a. 17 images of the plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

Mark Davies examines DK Decals' 1/72 scale B-34/PV-1 Ventura in RAF and Commonwealth Service. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Tolga Ulgur presents 44 images and a description of his upgraded Hobbycraft 1/32 scale Mustang Mk.Ia in the Gallery.

We have box art and marking option Preview images of Kitty Hawk's forthcoming 1/48 scale Su-17 / Su-22UM3K.

26 October, 2017

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his RS Models 1/72 scale Liore et Olivier LeO C.30. 12 images are included.

John Miller reviews Azur's 1/72 scale Northrop Gamma 2E. 21 images are included.

25 October, 2017

James Hatch reviews the new Airfix 1/48 scale Supermarine Walrus in detail. 43 images of the plastic parts, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

Mark Davies examines Red Roo Models' 1/72 scale RAAF MTO Ventura conversion. Ten images are included.

Julian Shawyer presents seven images of his Tamiya 1/48 scale F4U-1D Corsair with Moto-Tug in the Gallery.

24 October, 2017

A test shot of Tamiya's forthcoming 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 arrived here yesterday. I have made an 11 minute video examining the plastic parts and discussing the contents and options of this eagerly anticipated release. To view the video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:

Furball Aero Design has sent Preview information about their Phantom-heavy round of new releases with three new 1/48 scale decal sets, three reprinted decal set and one photoetch detail set. Read all about it on the Preview page.

The Airfix 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang has now been released. It is available now from Hannants and other specialist hobby outlets.

23 October, 2017

Squadron has provided more information about their new Haunebu II Limited Premium Version in a Press Release. Jef Verswyvel has also done a video examination of the kit. To view the 7 minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.

 

Floyd Werner reviews LifeLike Decals' 1/48 scale North American P-51 Mustang Pt. 6.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Bronco's 1/35 scale Russian Zil-131V Tractor Truck including 29 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etched fret, 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.

21 October, 2017

I am pleased and relieved to advise that the login problems on HyperScale's Forums appear to have been fixed.

20 October, 2017

Our Forum hosting company, Network 54, appears to be having problems with their log-in process. I have notified them of the problem and will advise when it is fixed. I apologise for the inconvenience.

I have posted four photos and a description of my newly completed Revell 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang test shot in the Gallery.

Floyd Werner reviews LifeLike Decals' 1/48 scale North American P-51 Mustang Pt.5- “Big Beautiful Doll” Special

We have Preview information and images of Bullseye Model Aviation's next 1/48 scale decal sheets to suit F-15 and F-16 kits.

19 October, 2017

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Agusta Westland Merlin Operators package, which covers a whopping 30 subejcts! Images of the cover, the instructions and the two decal sheets are included.

18 October, 2017

Kinetic's new 1/48 scale two-seat Harrier T.2 / T.2 A / T.2N / T.4 / T.4N /T.8 kit is now available from Lucky Model for only USD$39.99.

Tonight I review Sword's new 1/72 scale Fiat G.55, which includes two full kits in the box. 19 images of the kits' plastic and resin parts, decals and box top are included.

Roger Hardy presents a new Feature Article on his Airfix 1/72 scale Lancaster in Tiger Force colours and markings. Six images are included.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Henschel Hs 123 A-1 & B-1 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

HyperScale's Forum Search feature appears to be working again now. If you are still having trouble, try clearing your cache (deleting your history). If anyone is still having problems with Search, please let me know.

17 October, 2017

Wingnut Wings' brand new 1/32 scale Jeannin Stahltaube (1914) has just hit the doorstep here. I review this kit tonight, including 27 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top.

Juanita Franzi presents a new piece of artwork in the Gallery - "Sword to Plough: Wirraway to Ceres".

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Henschel Hs 123 A-1 & B-1 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Fundekals has sent Preview information and images of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Canadian Sea Fury decals, just in time for the all-new Airfix kit.

16 October, 2017

Brad Fallen reviews CMK's Quick & Easy 1/72 scale RF-84F Thunderflash Martin Baker GY5/GT5 Seat. Images of the single resin part, the packaging and the kit's plastic seat are included.

Yves Labbe presents 16 images of his Eduard 1/48 scale Fokker D.VII in the Gallery.

Blackbird Models has sent Preview information and images on their newest 1/72 scale decals, kit and conversion releases.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's new rebox of ICM's 1/35 scale French Armoured Car AMD35. Images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box art are included.

Cookie Sewell examines Takom's brand new 1/35 scale US Medium Tank M3 Lee Early. An image of the box top is included.

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

13 October, 2017

Tonight I present a new article describing the assembly and painting of Revell's 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang cockpit. 22 captioned photos are included. I'm very impressed so far.

John Miller reviews IBG Models' 1/72 scale PZL.42 Polish Light Bomber & Reconnaissance Plane. 17 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, markimg schemes and box top are incuded.

I review EagleCals Decals Item No. EC#172 - Bf 109 G-6s. Images of the decal sheet, the cover and instructions are included. I'm reviewing the 1/48 scale sheet, but these are also available in 1/32 and 1/72 scales.

11 October, 2017

Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4 arrived here yesterday, so tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop takes a close-up look at the contents! This is an all-new kit with nothing at all in common with the previous Eduard 1/48 scale Fw 190 A kits. To view this 10 minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.

Squadron has released a new, limited, premium version of their 1/72 scale Haunebu II consists of a resin upgrade set to convert the military version into a civilian platform. Details and 17 images are included on the Press Release page. The kit is available now from Squadron.

James Hatch reviews the DSPIAE Single Blade Nipper 2.0. Eleven images of the tool, its packaging, leather cover and action are included.

10 October, 2017

John Bryon presents a new Feature Article on his Academy 1/48 scale MiG-29 Flanker A. 45 images of the model under construction and complete are included.

John Miller reviews AMK's 1/72 scale IAI Kfir C2/C7. 22 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Tonight I examine EagleCals Decals Item No. EC#171 - Bf 109 G-6s. Images of the decal sheet, the cover and instructions are included.

I have archived HyperScale's "What's New" entries from May to September 2017. 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.

9 October, 2017

James Hatch reviews RB Productions' 1/32 scale IAR 80 decals in good time for the forthcoming Azur FFROM kit. Images of the decals and instructions are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces one of their biggest ever books, Airframe & Miniature No 11 - The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Late Series (F-K including The Z Versions) by Richard A Franks. More details including pro-ordering are available on the Valiant Wings website.

On Missing-Lynx, I present four photos and a description of his brand new Tamiya 1:35 scale British Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun Archer in the Gallery.

I also review the latest batch of Archer Fine Transfer's 1:35 scale wet decals covering various vehicle, ammo container and ammunition stencils. Images of all six decal sheets and their packaging is included.

Blast Models has announced the release of six new accessory sets and crew figures in 1/35 scale for Takom's new AML 60 and 90 kits, available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35304K AML 60 & 90 4 DIFFERENT SAGGED WHEELS + 1 SPARE
    BL35305K AML 60 UPDATE SET - TAKOM
    BL35306K AML 60 & 90 ENGINE W/ DOORS - TAKOM / LIMITED EDITION
    BL35307K AML 90 UPDATE SET - TAKOM
    BL35308K AML 60 & 90 CHASSIS DOORS - TAKOM
    BL35309F AML 60 & 90 CREW "LEGION" - TAKOM
    BL35310F AML 60 & 90 CREW EARLY - TAKOM
    BL35311F AML 60 & 90 CREW LATE - TAKOM

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

6 October, 2017

Test shot sprues for Revell's forthcoming 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang arrived here yesterday, so tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop will take a close-up look! To view this 8:38 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.

 

Brad Fallen reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale British Landing Lights & US Drop Tank Caps sets, including images of the photo-etched parts, the packaging and a few reference photos.

Valiant Wings Publishing advises that their newest title, Airframe Album No 12 – The Gloster Gladiator, is now available from their online store..

5 October, 2017

Ayhan Toplu presents 16 images of his brand new Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4 in the Gallery.

John Miller reviews IBG Models' 1/72 scale PZL.23A Karas’ Polish Light Bomber. 17 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

4 October, 2017

James Hatch reviews Zoukei-Mura's 1/48 scale McDonnell-Douglas F-4S Phantom II. 76 photos of the kit's plastic parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

Tonight I examine S.B.S Model's 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 88 in Hungarian Service decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

3 October, 2017

I have just had news that my latest book, "How to Build Tamiya's 1:32 F4U-1A and F4U-1D Corsair" is due out at ScaleModelworld in November and may be pre-ordered now. We provide an exhaustive step-by-step illustrated guide to building and detailing Tamiya'a 1:32 scale F4U-1D and F4U-1A, offering plenty of inspiration with two different configurations and colour schemes. Chris Wauchop has built the F4U-1A while I have tackled the F4U-1D. We also have a bonus Chapter on building Tamiya’s 1:48 scale Corsair family, offering some tips for painting pilot figures and including a close-up look at a Corsair under restoration.

James Hatch reviews a Stepless Adjustment Circular Cutter from Breveco Modelling. 13 images of the tool in its packaging its components and in action are included.

I examine S.B.S Model's 1/72 scale Blenheim Mk.IV in Finnish Service decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Eric Duval presents eight images and a description of his Hobby Boss 1/72 scale Dassault Rafale.

2 October, 2017

Julian Shawyer has sent 41 Preview photos of the brand new Airfix 1/48 scale Supermarine Walrus Mk.I sprues, box art and the fuselage interior under construction.

Ed Russell reviews four new Owl Decals releases in 1/72 scale - Bouton Paul Defiant Night Fighters Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4. Images of the instructions from all four sheets are included.

Scott T. Hards from HLJ has prepared a video report from the 57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2017 including a detailed look at the forthcoming Tamiya 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 with its swappable open / closed engine and cowls. Very innovative! To view the "Latest News" video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version. Thanks Scott!

On Missing-Lynx, I review a test shot of Tamiya's new 1/35 scale British Self-Propelled 17 Pdr Anti-Tank Gun Archer. 25 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top, plus two images of my assembled but unpainted model are included.

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

 

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