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29 November, 2021

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26 November, 2021

  • In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox Eduard's soon-to-be-released 1/48 scale A6M2 Zero Dual Combo Limited Edition. I also take a look at the photo-etched, resin and 3D printed accessories that will be available for the kit. Spoiler Alert - this is a beauty!

 

25 November, 2021

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22 November, 2021

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19 November, 2021

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16 November, 2021

  • I have just uploaded a nine minute video of me unboxing the all-new Airfix 1/72 scale De Havilland Mosquito, showing the sprues and sharing my first impression.

15 November, 2021

  • Tonight I have posted a five minute video walkaround of my new office / photography / workshop space.

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12 November, 2021

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8 November, 2021

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5 November, 2021

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1 November, 2021

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29 October, 2021

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25 October, 2021

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22 October, 2021

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13 October, 2021

  • Tonight I review Kinetic's new 1/48 scale F-104A/C USAF Starfighter. This is not a simple rebox. It includes a unique airframe sprue with new and revised parts specific to these early variants. 25 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

12 October, 2021

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8 October, 2021

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4 October, 2021

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1 October, 2021

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20 September, 2021

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13 September, 2021

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10 September, 2021

Thanks John!

9 September, 2021

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7 September, 2021

  • In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I take a quick look at four new kit releases from Eduard for September 2021 - the new-tool 1/48 Sopwith Camel Dual Combo, "Angel of Mercy" 1/72 Limited Edition B-25J Mitchell (Hasegawa plastic parts), 1/48 Fw 190 D-11/13 and 1/48 scale P-51K Mustang, both ProfiPACKs. You can see my 16 minute video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube:

  • Tonight I review Aerocraft Models' 1/32 scale bronze undercarriage for the HK Models 1/32 scale B-25 kits. Images of the cast brass and resin parts are included.

  • Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on his very striking G.W.H. F-15D/J Aggressor Eagle. 28 images of the model are included.

  • I am sorry to report that the Australian Model Expo 2021, due to be held in Melbourne in late October, has been cancelled. Fingers crossed for Expo 2022.

6 September, 2021

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3 September, 2021

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31 August, 2021

I present eight images and a desciption of my newly completed Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.Vc from the "Eagle's Call" boxing.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Lockheed C-130 Hercules Collection Pt.2. Five images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have Preview images and information on SBS Model's new multimedia 1/72 scle Macchi M33. 19 images of the resin, brass and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide, box top and accessories are included.

30 August, 2021

Eduard's IPMS USA Nats Afterparty Sale is ending today. Get your 15% discount (20% for BFC members) on all stock purchased from the Eduard web store until this midnight 29 August 2021.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Hawker Siddeleye HS.125 Collection. Five images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review the latest batch of AMMO by Mig Jimenez painting and weathering products - Africa Korp Figure Paint set, Plasticators, Oilbrushers and a Caunter Scheme paint set. 19 images are included.

Vespid has announced two more forthcoming releases. We have nine and seven images respectively:

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27 August, 2021

John Miller brings us the first photo instalment from the 2021 IPMS Nationals held last weekend in Las Vegas. John will have more for us soon!

Tongiht I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale de Havilland Dove & Devon Collection. Five images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Please note that the Xtradecal 1/72 Jetstream decals as reviewed yesterday should not be used on the Airfix kit as it is a different version (my mistake folks). The markings are suitable for the recent A-Model 1/72 Jetstream. My thanks to the collective - and eclectic - knowledge of the Plane Talking Forum!

...and don't miss out - Eduard's IPMS USA Nats Afterparty Sale is still offering a 15% discount (20% for BFC members) on all stock purchased from the Eduard web store until this Sunday, 29 August 2021.

26 August, 2021

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale Sukhoi Su-7BMK Fitter A. 23 images of the model under construction and completed are included.

I review Xtradecal's new 1/72 scale release, Jetstream Collection, which will be suitable for the new A-Model or the old Airfix kits. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

25 August, 2021

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox the brand new Airfix 1/48 scale de Havilland Chipmunk T.10.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's brand new 1/48 scale release, Mil Mi-24 / 35 Collection. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Rafi Ben-Shahar presents six images and a description of ICM's 1/32 scale de Havilland Tiger Moth.

24 August, 2021

Tonight I present six images and a description of my completed Clear Prop! 1/48 scale Curtiss Hawk 75N. I've used a number of accessories from Clear Prop! on this one too.

I review several new accessories for the new Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.Vb and Vc - Eduard Space and Look cockpit upgrades, plus self-adhesive TFace Masks. 12 images of the photo-etch, decals, resin and paper parts are included.

Cookie Sewell examines five modelling tools from DSPIAE. An image of the tools is included.

And don't forget, Eduard's IPMS USA Nats Afterparty Sale is still offering a 15% discount (20% for BFC members) on all stock purchased from the Eduard web store, including September new releases, until 29 August 2021.

23 August, 2021

On Missing-Lynx, I review Gas Hans' 1/72 scale T-34 waffle pattern tracks for the Zvezda kits. Eight images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

Cookie Sewell examines Monogram's venerable 1/32 (1/35) scale U.S. Army Personnel Carrier (M3A1 Combat Zone Armored Vehicle). An image of the box side is included.

The latest releases from Archer Fine Transfers are now available. These include a new range of Aircraft Rivet Sheets, although these will also be suitable for other subjects such as military and civic.

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21 August, 2021

Eduard can't make it to Las Vegas but they are holding an early IPMS USA Nats Afterparty Sale with a 15% discount (20% for BFC members) on all stock purchased from the Eduard web store, including September new releases, from 20 to 29 August 2021.

Barracuda Studios also has a sale on now. "The 2021 IPMS/USA National Convention is happening now in Las Vegas, Nevada. While we may not be there in person, we'd like the celebrate the show with a 1 week sale of everything on our website. Here is your chance to stock up on our many resin sets and decals. SALE IS ON NOW through Friday August 27th at 11:59 PST. We invite you to check out our website and see what we are all about. Quality, detail and accuracy are what we are known for, and our parts actually FIT! If you are at the show, have a great time, stay safe, and we will see you next year at the Nats."

20 August, 2021

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 Weekend Edition. 25 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

Eduard has also released a ZOOM photo-etched update set and STEEL harness straps for their Weekend Edition Fw 190 D-9. I have reviewed these too, with images of the packaging, instructions and the photo-etched parts.

Graham Carter examines Hi-Decal Line's 1/72 scale T-33A Shooting Star decals. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

John Trueblood presents seven images and a description of his Academy 1/48 scale F-4B Phantom II in the Gallery.

The Queensland Model and Hobby Expo will be opening its doors to the public in less than 24 hours. The show will be held this weekend, 21 and 22 August 2021, with traders, competition, displays and for the very first time a Swap and Sell on Sunday morning!

19 August, 2021

Tonight I review Eduard's new 1/48 scale Tempest Mk.II Early Version. 20 images of the plastic and colour photo-etched parts, decals, markings and box top are included.

...and don't forget Eduard's LooK cockpit update set plus BRASSIN wheels and bronze undercarriage sets for the Special Hobby and Eduard 1/48 scale Tempest Mk.II kits. I reviewed these a few weeks ago but they are equally as relevant to the Eduard kit as they are to Special Hobby.

Christos Papadopoulos brings us six images of his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 with the Eduard BRASSIN full engine set,

18 August, 2021

Richard Alexander has announced the launch of a new model company, Kotare Models with some familiar names behind it. It's still early days but we will provide more details as they come to hand. Exciting times!

Cookie Sewell reviews the Atlantis (Revell) 1/92 B-24J Liberator Bomber. An image of the box art is included.

Graham Carter examines Exito Decals' 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire "Sexy Spitfires". Eight images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Arma Hobby has announced that their soon-to-be-released 1/72 scale Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat is now available to preorder on their webstore. You can also follow this link for more details about the kit on Arma Hobby's blog.

17 August, 2021

Tonight I review Clear Prop!'s forthcoming 1/48 scale H75N Hawk. In addition to the usual in-box review I have also made some comments and photos on building the kit. Assembly is just about complete. 33 images are included.

Clear Prop! has also released two accessory sets to coincide with their lovely new 1/48 scale H75N Hawk - a resin exhaust and canopy painting masks. I have reviewed these too. Seven images are included.

Bulleye Model Aviation has sent Preview information and images on their next two decal releases for the new Tamiya 1/48 scale F-4B Phantom II - Fleet Phantoms F-4B/F4H-1 Phantom II Pts. III & IV.

We also have Preview information and images on two more new releases from Aerocraft for improved and corrected clear resin windscreen replacements for the Tamiya 1/48 F-4B Phantom II and the new Airfix 1/72 scale Avro Vulcan.

Visitors to HyperScale's Plane Trading Forum have recently reported a number of instances of scammers contacting them by email. I am recommending that buyers and sellers on the Plane Trading Forum only deal with members who have a valid HyperScale Forum username. If they are registered and they are a scammer, I can ban them and block their access by IP address. The easiest way to check is to ask them to send you an Internal Message while they are logged in. If they are legit and they are registered, they'll send you the message. If they are shonky, they'll probably make excuses, in which case you should be suspicious. It’s still not a guarantee though. If they have registered recently and don’t have any posts to their name, I would be very cautious too. I'd rather not restrict viewing posts to logged-in members only, so I think this is the best way forward.

16 August, 2021

Valiant Wings Publishing has told us that their next brand new title, Airframe & Miniature No 17 - The Messerschmitt Bf 110 - A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Famous Zerstorer by Richard A Franks, is available fpr pre-order now.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Gas Hans' 1/72 scale A-34 Comet tracks for the wonderful Vespid kits. Nine images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

Andrew Judson examines Meng Models' 1/35 scale Israeli Heavy Armoured Personnel Carrier Namer. Five images of the box top and plastic parts are included.

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13 August, 2021

Tonight I review Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Limited Edition Dual Combo "Eagle's Call" package, which offers parts for two complete kits - a Spitfire Mk.Vb and a Spitfire Vc. 31 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, markings for the 12 options, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 40 images of his Dragon 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop with mis-matched wings!

12 August, 2021

Tonight I review Dora Wings' brand new 1/48 scale AT-9 Jeep twin-engine WWII training aircraft. 25 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, masks, markng schemes and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines Exito Decals' 1/32 scale "Eastern Front Fighters - Messerschmitt Bf 109 Aces". Seven images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Australian online hobby shop BNA Modelworld has a new website. with the following new features:

    ZipPay now available.

    Easier to view the latest products, those just arrived and pre-orders

    More filters to help narrow down and find what you're after

    New and fast search suggestions

    Shipping calculator on product page

    New and easy return system in place

11 August, 2021

Tonight I present eight images and a description of my Special Hobby 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.II with resin half-engine. I've used a number of accessories from Eduard and Barracuda Studios on this one too.

We have Preview information and images for Aerocraft's new update sets for the Special Hobby / Eduard 1/48 scale Tempest Mk.II engine cowling, Special Hobby 1/32 Westland Whirlwind and exhausts for the Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-51B Mustang.

The Queensland Model and Hobby Expo (QMHE) will be going ahead as scheduled on the 21st & 22nd August. The committee is continuing to monitor the situation in Qld, and with the exception of a lockdown, they are confident that the expo will be on. The committee is encouraging all entrants to enter online to help speed up the entry process on Friday night. A Qld government website link has been posted to the QMHE facebook page, detailing the latest requirements

10 August, 2021

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox Eduard's new 1/48 scale Limited Edition, Dual Combo Spitfire Mk.Vb / Vc "Eagle's Call". But first, a couple of clarifications.

When I mentioned that Eduard had released every standard day fighter variant from the Mk.I to the Mk.XVI, I meant every Merlin-engine day fighter variant (Tom Cleaver has just reminded me that Eduard didn't release the high-altitude Mk.VII either). I hope that we’ll get a Mk.XIV and other Griffon engine variants from Eduard some day though!

Secondly, the fuselage parts. The two sets of fuselage halves represent the type with the internal armoured glass. These are new parts, and they can be used on the Mk.Vb or the Mk.Vc. The other set of fuselage halves is for use with the Vb only. This one uses the windscreen with the external armoured glass.

Finally, the end of the video is a bit abrupt because my card ran out of recording space. Enjoy!

In a related item, Andreas Beck has sent a helpful table that lists what sprues are included in the major Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I - V releases to date.

We have Preview information and images of Fundekals' forthcoming 1/48 scale "Spook Joins the Fleet F-4Bs & F-4Gs", due soon.

9 August, 2021

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/32 scale decal set for 357th FG P-51D-5 Mustangs. Seven images of the cover sheet, the instructions and the decals are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces that Airframe Album No 4 - The Westland Whirlwind (Second Edition) is due to be delivered on Monday. If you're quick you can still take advantage of the Pre-Order Offer..

On Missing-Lynx, I review Bold Division's 1/35 scale Waffentrager Rheinmetall-Borsig 12.8cm, Jagdtiger Rohr full kit. Twelve images of the plastic and resin parts are included.

We have Preview images and information about Micro-Trains Line's 1:87 scale (HO scale) Humvee.

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6 August, 2021

Tonight I review Mark I Models' 1/144 scale Fiat G.50 / G.50bis. 15 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Paul Sched presents his Italeri 1/72 scale Martin RB-57D Canberra.

Model Monkey has announced the release of their new 1/32 scale British 18-inch Mk.XV, commonly launched from the Bristol Beaufighter. This is available for ordering now from Model Monkey's web store.

5 August, 2021

Viktor Karlsson presents an article on Scale Model Podcasts - both in general and also examining the background and content of six of Viktor's favourite podcasters. Six images are included.

Graham Carter reviews Euro Decals' 1/72 scale "McDonnell Douglas F-4C William Tell 1976". Images of the cover, the instructions and the two decal sheets are included.

Just a quick clarification on my review of the Eduard 1/48 scale Bf 109 G-10 Erla Weekend Edition yesterday. Jamie Leggo pointed out that this variant is also available as one of the two kits in Eduard's Limited Edition Dual Combo set, Wilde Sau Episode Two: Saudämmerung, along with a Bf 109 G-14/AS. This set is still available now

4 August, 2021

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Erla Weekend Edition. Images of the new parts, marking guide and box top are included. With the ProfiPACK now unavailable, this is now the only way you'll get a Bf 109 G-10 Erla straight from the box in 1/48 scale.

In a related item, I also examine Eduard's ZOOM photo-etched update for the 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Erla Weeknd Edition kit. Images of the photo-etched fret, packaging and instructions are included.

Brian Bourdon presents six images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden.

3 August, 2021

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale Fokker D.VII "Seven Swabians". 21 images are included.

Graham Carter reviews Fantasy Printshop's 1/48 scale Stripes, Solids and Star decals in a range of colours. Three images are included.

We have Preview images and information on Fundekals' new 1/48 scale decals for the F-4B Phantom II.

2 August, 2021

On Missing-Lynx, I review Bold Division's 1/35 scale Skink 20mm Quad Anti-Aircraft Tank conversion. Twelve images of the resin and metal parts are included.

Cookie Sewell examines Miniart's 1/35 Scale T-54 Late and T-55/T-55A Transmission Sets. Images of the box art for both sets are included.

We have Preview images and information on Bitskrieg's new 1/35 scale T-34 tool boxes. Four images accompany the text.

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30 July, 2021

Tonight I review Kopecky Scale Models' 1/32 scale Cannon Bay Set for Tamiya's Spitfire Mk.VIII and IX kits. Nine images of the resin parts, the instructions and the packaging are included.

Maurizio Di Terlizzi presents a new Feature Article on building two display fuselage halves from scratch built and leftover parts from Trumpeter's 1/24 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2. 13 images are included.

I examine Eduard's 1/32 scale P-51D-5 15th AF decals. Eight images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Spencer Pollard's newest book, 'The Legacy', is about to go to print. This book will be printed to order, and orders will close off next Wednesday. Make sure you get your order in, with details and payment options available on Spencer's Kit Box webpage.

29 July, 2021

John Miller reviews ICM's two 1/48 scale BQM-34C and KDA-1 Firebee Drone kits. 16 images of both the kits' plastic parts, decals, marking guides and box art are included.

Tonight I examine Eduard's 1/48 scale P-51D-5 "8th AF" decals. Seven images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Bitskrieg has sent Preview information and images on a new family of 1/48 scale Hamilton Standard propeller sets.

28 July, 2021

I review nine new resin upgrades from Bitskrieg for the IBG family of 1/32 scale PZL P.11 kits. These include engine and cowls, cockpit parts, wheels, propellers and more. 29 images of the resin parts and their packaging are included.

Fundekals' new website is online! Here's their announcement: "Fündekals is proud to announce that after a lengthy delay, our entirely new, vastly improved web site is now live! We hope you'll be pleased with the fresh new look. All of our currently available decals are featured in easy to navigate pages, with links to our PDF instruction manuals adjacent to each individual product. We plan on uploading the PDFs for our "retired" decals that are no longer available as well, since many people have requested them (that's a work still in progress). We’re actively soliciting submissions to our customer gallery page. If you’ve built a model using fündekals, and you’d like the world to see it, please submit photos and information on what you’ve built to info@fundekals.com! Please visit us at www.fundekals.com to see what's new!"

...and Hannants has let us know that the new and greatly in demand Airfix 1/72 scale Avro Vulcan B.2 is back in stock and shipping now.

27 July, 2021

Tonight I review Special Hobby's new 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.II Hi-Tech Kit. 23 images of the kit's plastic, photo-etched and resin parts, decals and box top are included.

...and in a related item, I also examine Eduard's LooK cockpit update set plus BRASSIN wheels and bronze undercarriage sets for the Special Hobby and Eduard 1/48 scale Tempest Mk.II kits.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa. 38 images are included.

26 July, 2021

On Missing-Lynx, I review IBG Models' brand new 1/35 scale 7TP Polish Tank - Single Turret. 24 images of the plstic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Cookie Sewell examines Archer Transfers 1/35 scale M113 Interior & Exterior; German Fire Extinguisher Stencils. Images of the decals and packaging are included

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23 July, 2021

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Special Hobby's new 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.II Hi-Tech Kit.

John Miller reviews Red Iron Models 1/24 scale Sputnik 1. Nine images of the plastic, metal and photo-etched parts plus the instructions and box top are included.

We have Preview image of the box art and the four marking options for the next release from Wingsy Kits - a 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3.

The 48ers has announced that Mr. Hobby - Aqueous Hobby Colour series by GSI Creos (formerly known as Gunze Sangyo) is now available at the48ers.com

22 July, 2021

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his RS-Models 1/72 DFS 230 glider. 20 images of the model in progress and completed are included.

Eduard's 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.V Series 1 ProfiPACK has risen from the ashes and I review the latest boxing tonight. Images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

...and in a related item, I also review Eduard's 1/48 scale SPACE Tempest Mk.V photo-etch and 3D decals upgrade. Images of the parts and the packaging are included.

Valiant Wings Puboishing has re-introduced their He 219 Bundle package. Anyone ordering both Airframe Album No 1 - The Heinkel He 219 and Airframe Constructor No 2 - Building The Heinkel He 219 can get both books for only £30.90 plus post & packing, saving £3.00 overall on cover price, while stocks last.

21 July, 2021

In the Gallery, Denis Bugakov presents 27 images and a description of his AMK 1/48 scale F-14D Super Tomcat.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale SPACE and Zoom WeekendPhoto-Etch Bf 109 G-6 updates for the Eduard kits. Eight images of the photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and packaging are included.

Hannants has the greatly anticipated and all-new Airfix 1/72 scale Avro Vulcan B.2 in stock and shipping.

20 July, 2021

I present five images and a description of my new Wingsy Kits 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 in the Gallery.

I also review five self-adhesive die-cut masks from Dead Design Models covering (literally) the canopy, control surfaces, national markings and undercarriage bays for the new Inifinity Models new 1/32 scale SB2C-4 Helldiver kit. Images of each of the sets are included.

Graham Carter examines Valiant Wings Publishing's "Grumman F6F Hellcat - A Complete Guide to the Famous American Naval Fighter" by Richard A. Franks. An image of the cover plus eight sample spreads are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing will be re-issuing their fourth Airframe Album title, "The Westland Whirlwind - A Detailed Guide To the RAF’s Twin-Engine Fighter", as a second edition to coincide with the recent reissue of the 1/32 scale Special Hobby kit of the type. More details and pre-order offers may be found on Valiant Wings' website.

19 July, 2021

Following on from the release of his earlier aircraft titles, Spencer Pollard has announced his first diorama book in almost ten years. The new book harks back to a distant time of inspiration, aspiration and dreams of what was possible. This is ‘The Legacy.’ The first of a planned series of books, this one deals with a number of the most famous German kits, all four of them appearing in Tamiya’s Top 10 list of all-time best-sellers. The subjects covered, are as follows:

    ‘Pinned Down’ – featuring the Sd.Kfz. 251 Hanomag

    ‘Desert Raiders’ – featuring both the Panzer II Ausf.F/G and SAS Jeep

    ‘Once A Hunter…’ – featuring the Panther Ausf. A

    ‘Of No Avail 2.0’ – featuring the 88 mm Flak 36/37

More details, including ordering, are available on Spence’s The Kit Box website.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's new 1/35 scale Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. G Sd.Kfz. 161. 23 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking options and box top.

We have Preview information and images for two more forthcoming releases from Gecko Models - 1/35 Cushman Parascooter plus a second set, WWII US Paratroop Weapon & Equipment. Box art images are included.

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

16 July, 2021

Tonight I review Tamiya's brand new 1/48 scale McDonnell-Douglas F-4B Phantom II in detail. 41 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking options and box top are included.

Mat Mathis presents a new Feature Article on his Tamiya 1/48 scale P-38H Lightning "Becky". 16 images focusing on painting and weathering are included.

15 July, 2021

Volker Vahle, long time Project Manager for Revell Germany, will be retiring at the end of this month. Volker has been a great friend of modelling - a professional and an ethusiast who has delivered many great kits into the hands of modellers over the decades. Volker has always had a great knack for picking popular subjects and reaching out to some of the most prominent experts in the field for research and development. One of the highlights of my visits to ScaleModelworld at Telford was the chance to chat with Volker. Even on the busy Revell stand, he was always happy to share his views and fill everyone in with news of future releases. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Volker a very long and happy retirement!

Photo: Telford 2003 - Revell's in-house modeller at the time, Joachim Krause (left); with Volker Vahle (right)

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Northrop F-5 Tiger II Worldwide Collection Pt.2, which covers a whopping 14 subjects! Eight images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have Preview images and information on the next 1/72 scale releases from Sword - two Furies and a Demon.

We have an article on the Hobby Bounties COVID-19 Phabulous Phantoms Group Build, which includes 37 images of the models and some of the contestants!

14 July, 2021

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Tamiya's brand new 1/48 scale F-4B Phantom II. You can see my 14 minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube. I bought this from Lucky Model:

BTW, Tolga Ulgur's Hasegawa TF-104G Starfighter yesterday was 1/48 scale, not 1/32.

13 July, 2021

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Northrop F-5 Tiger II Worldwide Collection Pt. 1. Seven images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have preview images and information on Dora Wings' brand new 1/48 scale Curtiss-Wright AT-9 Jeep.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 28 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale TF-104G Starfighter in Turkish Air Force service.

12 July, 2021

On Missing-Lynx, I present six images and a description of my brand new Tamiya 1/35 scale Kfz.2 Kettenkraftrad with three figures.

I review AMMO by Mig Jimenez's Acrylic Washes & WWII US Paratrooper Uniform Paint Set. Eight images of the products are included.

I also examine AMMO by Mig Jimenez's newest book, Stalingrad Vehicles Colors - German and Soviet Camouflage in the Battle of Stalingrad. Ten images of the cover and sample pages are included.

Blast Models has announced four new releases all available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35393F - US SOLDIER + 2 HEADS
    BL35394F - US SOLDIER WITH MAP + 2 HEADS
    BL35395F - US STRYKER CREW SET - 5 BUSTS + 9 HEADS
    BL35397F - APO SURVIVOR N1 - AKA PMC

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

9 July, 2021

John Miller reviews AMP's 1/72 scale Horton IX V1. 17 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines Valiant Wings Publishing's "Junkers Ju 87 Stuka - A Complete Guide to the Luftwaffe's Famous Dive Bomber" by Richard A. Franks. Seven images of the cover and sample pages are included.

In the Gallery, long-time HyperScale visitor Oscar Ruf presents 22 images and a description of his Hasegawa / ProModeler 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4.

The 48ers are offering up to 30% off during their Summer Sales.

8 July, 2021

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents his Hasegawa + Grey Matter 1/32 scale P-40L Warhawk coversion. 42 images and a description are included.

Daniel Iscold reviews a new range of masks - NeoMask. Five images of the masks in action are included.

7 July, 2021

In the Gallery, Brian Bourdon presents seven images and a description of his Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc Late Version in a striking (almost) bare metal scheme.

Tonight Daniel Iscold reviews Fuel Models' 1/48 and 1/72 scale AT-26 Xavante (Macchi MB-326) 90 Gallon Wing Tip Tanks. Five images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

Spencer Pollard's new website / blog The Kit Box is up and running - check it out now for some stunning work!

6 July, 2021

Tonight I review Zvezda's 1/48 scale Il-2 Shturmovik. 26 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

I also examine Eduard's 1/48 scale Il-2 accessories for the Zvezda kit - SPACE, LooK, BRASSIN wheels and exhausts. 15 images of the resin, photo-etched and printed parts are included.

In the Gallery, Dario Giuliano presents 13 images and a description of his Hobby 2000 1/72 scale SBD-2/3 Dauntless.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces that Airframe Album No 1 - The Heinkel He 219 (Second Edition) will be going on press later today and is on track to be delivered Tuesday July 13th. All the colour profiles and 3D isometric drawings have been redone, in addition to the inclusion of two kit builds. Customers can still save on cover price and postage costs if they get their pre-order in before next Tuesday.

5 July, 2021

On Missing-Lynx, I review AFV Club's 1/35 scale Vietnam War era Australian Army M113A1 APC with T50 Turret. 31 images are included.

Archer Fine Transfers are shipping their July new releases now, including 1/35 scale human eyeball and tattoo decals. These are in stock and available to order now.

I also present a hi-res video tour of the sprues from AFV Club's 1/35 scale Vietnam War era Australian Army M113A1 APC with T50 Turret.

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

2 July, 2021

Jim Bates reviews Sword's 1/72 scale TBM-1 Avenger Over Midway and Guadalcanal. 17 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Euro Decals' 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 Gs of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana with 14 schemes covering G-6, G-14, G-14/AS and G-10 variants. Images of the decal sheet, the instructions and the cover are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on Revell's 1/72 scale C-54D Skymaster "Thunderbirds". 30 images of the model under construction and complete are included.

The 48ers are offering up to 30% of all stock this weekend.

1 July, 2021

Jason Woollett reviews and tests out MCW's enamel paints. Six images of the paint and the gloss yellow test bed are included.

In the Gallery, David Kimbrell presents a description and seven images of his Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.12.

We have Preview information about a stack of new releases from Furball Aero Design with two reprints in 1/48, six new 1/48 sets, three new 1/72 sets, and one new mask set! Check out the Preview page for details.

30 June, 2021

Tonight I review Barracuda Studios' 1/48 scale Fw 190 A, F, D, standard and blown sliding canopy sections for Eduard and other kits. Images of the packaging and both styles of canopy are provided.

Graham Carter examines Phileditions' book, Squadrons No. 43 Hawker Typhoon - The Rhodesian Squadrons. Four images are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Italeri 1/72 scale Waco CG-4 Cargo Glider. 23 images, including progress shots, are included.

Aerocraft Model has sent information and images of their latest releases - replacement clear cast resin canopy sets for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale P-51B Mustangs, brass strut and landing gear sets for the Meng 1/24 Fokker Dr.1 Triplane and undercarriage legs for HK Models' 1/32 scale B-25 Mitchell. Check out the Preview page for details and photos.

29 June, 2021

I've been away from my desk for the last couple of days but regular updates will resume tomorrow.

25 June, 2021

Tonight I review a second Bullseye Model Aviation 1/48 scale decal set covering the A-4C Skyhawk, Fleet Hot Rods II . These are designed for the Hasegawa kit. Ten images of the decal sheets, the instructions and the cover are included.

The 48ers is offering 10% off all masks this weekend. The promo is valid until Sunday, June 27 at midnight (PST).

24 June, 2021

Lucky Model has received Tamiya's 1/48 scale Tamiya F-4B Phantom II in stock, available to order now. There is also an Anniversary Sale offering an extra 18% off everything until the end of June.

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on building his Trumpeter 1/350 scale Type 23 Frigate F237 HMS Westminster. Eleven images are included.

Tonight I review Bullseye Model Aviation's 1/48 scale decals, Fleet Hot Rods Part One covering the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk and designed for the Hasegawa kit. Nine images of the decal sheets, the instructions and the cover are included.

23 June, 2021

Graham Carter reviews Euro Decals' 1/72 scale "North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Pt. 2". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Tonight I examine Barracuda Studios' 1/24 scale Hawker Hurricane Four Slot Main Wheels. Four images of the resin parts and the packaging are included.

in the Gallery, John Trueblood presents ten images and a description of his Monogram / Squadron Encore kitbashed 1/48 scale F-102A Delta Dagger.

KLP Publishing has announced its latest eBook title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models, by Jason Gares. This 473-page eBook features eight of Jason’s builds, and may be purchased from KLP's website for just AUD$20.00.

22 June, 2021

Tonight I review Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIb. Images of the new plastic and photo-etched parys, decals, marking schemes and box art are included.

In the Gallery, Fabrice Fanton presents his Noix Models' 1/48 scale 1922 Nieuport Delage Sesquiplan "Eugene Gilbert" conversion. 30 images of the model under construction and complete are included.

Dave Klaus' Fine Art of Decals has a new website. This site sells a large range of the otherwise hard to get Cutting Edge, Yellowhammer and PYN-Up decals

21 June, 2021

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's brand new 1/35 scale Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkraftrad (Mid-Production), including 29 images of the kit's plastic and multi-media 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.

18 June, 2021

John Miller reviews G.W.H.'s 1/144 scale Messerschmitt Me 323 D-1 Gigant. It is a big model even in this relatively small scale. 19 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top.

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Tamiya's brand new 1/35 scale Sd.Kfz. 2 Kettenkraftrad. You can see my eight minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube. Please note there are three figures in the kit, not four:

The 48ers is offering  20% off all Eduard kits until Sunday, June 20 at midnight (PST).

17 June, 2021

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's replacement resin upper gun cowl sets and control surfaces for Revell's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 kit. Images of the resin parts for all three sets plus comparisons with the plastic kit parts are included.

EagleCals' next releases are three decals sheets for P-40B/C Tomahawks in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Click the following links for details and ordering Eagle Cals #176; EagleCals #177; EagleCals #178

In the Gallery, Fabrice Fanton presents a description and 27 images of his Brengun 1/48 scale Rutan Quickie Q1. Construction photos are included.

16 June, 2021    

Also for Revell's 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc, we have a review of BarracudaCast's Spitfire Mk. IX Wing Correction Set. Six images of the resin parts plus comparisons with the kit parts are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Fine Molds 1/72 scale Fuji T-1A. 23 images of the model in progress and complete are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that second edition of Airframe Album No 1 - The Heinkel He 219 will increase to 144 pages including extra walkaround pictures, new and redrawn 3D isometric images as well as two kit builds as well as other information that has come to light-essentially a new book. There's no increase to the cover price and the preorder offer remains in place. Publication scheduled for early July

15 June, 2021

Tonight I examine Barracuda Studios' 1/32 scale improved Spitfire Mk.IXc late-style Aerovee carburettor intake. Six images are included, showing the resin part and comparisons with the kit's plastic parts.

Graham Carter reviews Euro Decals' "North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Pt. 1". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Tolga Ulgur presents 34 images of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8 in the Gallery.

Queensland Model and Hobbies Expo have posted some photos of their new venue for this year's show, the Ipswich Events Centre. Nearly 2500m2 of space, good lighting and sealed car parking. Check out the Facebook pages for more detail on the show.

14 June, 2021

We have Preview images and information on Bullseye Model Aviation's forthcoming 1/48 scale decals, Fleet Phantoms Pts. I & 2, specifically designed for Tamiya's soon-to-be-released F-4B Phantom II.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale ZOOM and MASK sets for the new Kinetic AV-8A Harrier. Images of the packaging, the parts and instructions are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews Amusing Hobby's new 1/35 scale Centurion Mk.5 AVRE, including nine images of the kit's plastic and multi-media parts, decals and box top.

OzMods has just released two new 120mm resin figures - a Private Military Contractor and AIF Thompson Gunner (New Guinea WWII). These are priced at AUD$55 plus post each. Available now from OzMods' website.

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

11 June, 2021

John Miller presents a new Feature Article detailing construction, painting and weathering of his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 in a bare metal finish. 27 images are included.

Graham Carter reviews EagleCals' 1/48 scale Fw 190 As decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the two decal sheets are included.

This week,The 48ers have 10% off all products from Amigo ModelsAdvanced ModelingKatranKiRRey as well as Hauler & Brengun. The sale ends on Sunday, June 13 at midnight (PST). 

10 June, 2021

Tonight I review Eduard's brand new 1/48 scle Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8. 28 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Matt Bacon has three images and a description of his Meng Model 1/12 scale Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 in the Gallery.

In case you missed it, Jason Woollett also did an in-box review of the Meng Model 1/12 scale Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 on Monday.

9 June, 2021

Lynn Ritger reviews the brand new Wingsy Kits 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 including 35 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, vinyl masks, decals and box art.

If you are thinking about building the ICM 1/32 scale Tiger Moth, check out my review of four of Eduard's update sets - SPACE 3D printed and photo-etch, ZOOM photo-etch, STEEL photo-etched harness straps and Masks. Images of the contents of all four sets are included.

In the Gallery, Bill Gilman presents a description and 13 images of CMR's 1/72 scale De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53.

8 June, 2021

Tonight I review Kinetic's new 1/48 scale F-104G/S ASA/M Italian Starfighter. 21 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Daniel Iscold examines Fuel Models' 1/32 scale P-47 100 Gal Drop Tank, 1/48 scale EMB-312 Tucano & 1/48 scale EMB-314 Super Tucano Wheels. 16 images of the resin parts, the packaging, the equivalent plastic kit parts and two reference photos are included.

In the Gallery, John Trueblood presents six images and a description of his Revell-Monogram 1/48 scale F-101B Voodoo.

The latest episode of Plastic Model Mojo is out, where Mike and Dave share the best listener submitted goofs, gaffs, and blunders.

7 June, 2021

For our Australian visitors, the Queensland Model and Hobby Expo will be held on 21 and 22 August this year at a big new venue - Ipswich Events Centre, Ipswich Show Grounds. This will also be the first time that QMHE will host a swap meet on Sunday morning! For details of news, traders and more, check out the QMHE Facebook page.

Jason Woollett reviews Meng Models' 1/12 scale Ford GT40 Mk.II ’66. 27 images of the kit's plastic, vinyl and photo-etched parts, decals, masks and box top are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Gecko Models has sent images and information about another new future release, a 1/35 scale Austin K2/Y Heavy Ambulance - Katy and the Princess (Limited Edition Special Boxing), which includes a figure of Princess Elizabeth in uniform. Four images are included.

Archer Fine Transfers has announced that their June new releases are available now.

Firestorm Models has a new website and a new logo. Check them out by following this link.

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

4 June, 2021

John Miller reviews HK Models' 1/32 scale Avro Lancaster B Mk.I Nose Art Kit. 26 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, marking options, decals and box top are included.

Andrea Brenco presents a new Feature Article on his Airfix 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3. 26 images are included.

This week, The 48ers is offering all kits at up to 30% off. The sales are valid until midnight, Sunday June 6 (PST).

3 June, 2021

Tonight I review the brand new Clear Prop! 1/72 scale XA2D-1 Skyshark. 30 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, masks, decals and box top are included.

Paul Sched presents two images of his Special Hobby 1/72 scale Bell X-1E, and I add a bit of silliness in Photoshop...

We have Preview images of the box art and marking options from the brand new Wingsy 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1. Lynn Ritger will be providing detailed analysis on this kit soon!

2 June, 2021

Clayton Ockerby reviews three masking sets from new company, 1 Man Army, for 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.I, Me 262 and F6F Hellcat kits. Eleven images of the masks and instructions, plus a couple of photos showing the results, are included.

I examine BarracudaCast 1/24 scale Spitfire Mk. I - IX Five Slot Main Wheels & Covered Main Wheels. Images of the resin parts and the packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Tadeu Pinto Mendes presents 15 images of his Revell 1/48 scale Consolidated B-24D Liberator.

1 June, 2021

I present five images and a description of my newly finished Special Hobby 1/32 scale Westland Whirlwind Mk.I in the Gallery.

I review BarracudaCast's new 1/24 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E/F resin wheels. Three images of the packaging and the parts are included.

Graham Carter examines EagleCals' 1/48 scale decals, Fw 190 A-8/R2s, also available in 1/32 scale. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing is releasing a second edition of its very first and extremely popular title in the Airframe Album series, The Heinkel He 219-A Detailed Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Ultimate Nightfighter by Richard A Franks. A lot has changed concerning the type both in terms of reference information and  the modelling map since the book was first published in 2012. Ordering and other details may be found on Valiant Wings' website.

31 May, 2021

Tonight I review Red Roo Models Red Roo Rulez a 1/48 and 1/72 scale flexible plastic rule. Four images are included.

Cookie Sewell reviews Tamiya's 1/48 scale Russian Medium Tank T-55A, including 29 images of the kit parts, decals and box top.

Cookie also examines MiniArt's 1/35 scale Soviet Machineguns and Equipment set. 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.

The new issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This issue we have five build articles including my Attitude Aviation 1/32 Spanish Bf 109 E-1 conversion, Mike Williams' Airfix 1/48 Civilian Spitfire Mk.XIV, Zvezda's 1/72 Mi-24D by Rafal Zbigniew, Aurelio Reale's Italeri 1/72 F-35 and Eduard's 1/48 Bf 109 G-6 by Jason Brewer. MAI continues to be published and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

28 May, 2021

In the Gallery, Ayhan Toplu presents 12 images of the brand new GasPatch Models 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 163 B Komet.

In this weekend's sale, The 48ers is offering 15% off WWI and WWII products. The sale will last until midnight on Sunday 30 May, (PST).

27 May, 2021

Graham Carter reviews Valiant Wings Publishing's Second Edition of Richard Franks' "Messerschmitt Me 262 A Complete Guide to the Famous Fighter". Images of the cover plus six sample spreads are included.

We have Preview information and nine images of the next release from Vespid Models - a 1/72 scale Panther Ausf. G.

Andrea Brenco presents the last of his trio of articles this week with his three AZmodel 1/72 scale Grunau Baby gliders. 15 images of Andrea's triple build are included.

26 May, 2021

Tonight I review Dora Wings' new 1/48 scale Republic P-43B/C Lancer with two USAAF and two RAAF marking options. Images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included,

Andrea Brenco returns with a new article featuring another Emil - this time AZ Models' 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3. 17 images are included.

25 May, 2021

Tonight I review GasPatch Models' 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 163 B Komet. 31 images of the kit's plastic, photo-etched and 3D printed parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines Iliad Design's 1/72 scale "Interesting C-47s" decals. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Andrea Brenco presents a new Feature Article on his Special Hobby 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 with a PeilG IV Gerät direction finder.

24 May, 2021

On Missing-Lynx, we have information and images about T-Rex Studio, a new company that will be releasing accessoris and sets of individual track sets for 1/35 and 1/16 scale Panzer I and Panzer II kits.

Peter Brown reviews Star Decals' 1/72 scale Comets in WW2 and Cold War. Two images of the instructions are included.

The latest episode of Plastic Model Mojo is out where the guys interview the authors of the new book, T-34 Shock.

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

21 May, 2021

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Dora Wings' brand new 1/48 scale Seversky J9, the first release in their P-35 family. You can see my nine minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube:

Jim Bates reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Harvard Mk.II/IIA/IIB "The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan". 23 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Eduard's 1/32 BRASSIN GBU-10 Paveway II set, which supplies two complete bombs and optional guidance caps. Six images of the resin parts, instructions and packaging are included.

In this weekend's sale, The 48ers is offering 30% off selected kits. The sale will last until midnight on Sunday 23 May, (PST).

20 May, 2021

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Italeri 1/72 scale Airspeed Horsa glider. 21 images of the model, complete and under construction, are included.

Graham Carter examines Exito Decals' 1/48 scale "In Enemy Hands", covering the Ju 88 A-4, He 111 H and Bf 109 K-4. Images of the Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included. This set is also available in 1/72 scale.

I have archived "What's New" entries from November 2020 to April 2021. These may be found, along with all the other What's New archive pages dating back to 2008, at the bottom of this page. Earlier entries may be found in the Indexes.

19 May, 2021

Tonight I review Kinetic's latest addition to their P-47 family, their 1/24 scale Thunderbolt Mk.I with options for RAF and French markings. Images of the kit's plastic and vinyl parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces that Airframe Album No 17 - The Henschel Hs 129 is due to be delivered on Friday. You can find more details and order by following this link.

Creative Models Australia has received stock of the brand new Special Hobby 1/32 scale Westland Whirlwind. You can order it now from their web store.

18 May, 2021

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Gas Patch Models' brand new 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 163 B-2 Komet. I made a couple of errors in the video (hazard of saying the first thing that comes into my head) - there are six marking options, not five; and the two curved 3D resin parts are not ammo feeds. They are alignment jigs for the 30mm cannon. You can see my 12 minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube:

Graham Carter reviews Exito Decals' 1/48 scale Pacific Warriors Vol.1 covering P-51D Mustang, P-40N Warhawk and P-38 Lightning. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Andrea Brenco presents 13 images and a description of his AMP 1/72 scale Doblhoff WNF 342 helicopter.

Hannants has re-printed more than 20 decal sheets, which are all available to order now from Hannants' website.

17 May, 2021

After packing and sending the pre-ordered books, Spencer Pollard has found a very limited number of his new Starfighter modelling book. As always, Spencer's books are strictly 'Limited Edition' and may only be bought direct from him, so this will be your last chance. You may order the book by following this link.

On Missing-Lynx, I review two new Panzer Art figure sets in 1/35 scale - German Winter Turret Crew and Achtung Jabo No.2. Images of the box tops and the resin parts are included.

I also examine Hussar Productions' 1/35 scale Polish BRDM-2 Zbik (Wildcat) Conversion. Nine images of the resin, 3D printed, photo-etched and turned brass parts, decals and box top are included.

Cookie Sewell reviews two new decals releases from Archer Fine Transfers 1/16 scale Sherman Tank Basics and 1/35 scale Foundry Marks for U.S. Tanks. Images of the decal sets are included.

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

14 May, 2021

The newest episode of the Plastic Posse Podcast has just been uploaded, which features an interview with me! The interview starts at around 1 hr 25 min.

John Miller reviews Clear Prop's 1/72 scale Kaman UH-2A/B Seasprite plus three aftermarket detail sets. 35 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, markings, box top and accessories are included.

Brian Bourdon presents three images and a description of his Tamiya 1/48 scale P-451D Mustang in the Gallery.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the US manned spaceflight program, Horizon Models is offering a special price on their two most popular kits - #2002 Mercury-Atlas and #2004 Mercury-Redstone for just US$60, worldwide postage and packing included! Conditions apply.

The 48ers is offering all Masks at 10% off until Sumday, May 16 at midnight (PST).  On a separate note, Zeus Projects just released the first resin detail set based on the Hypersonic Models upgrade set for the Zoukei-Mura F-4E Phantom II kit in 1/48. The Zeus Projects upgrade set for the Greek Air Force is limited and just a few items are still available. More here.

13 May, 2021

Tonight I review Special Hobby's brand new 1/32 scale Westland Whirlwind F. Mk.I. 36 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Roden 1/48 scale Arado Ar 68 E. 21 images of the model in progress and complete are included.

For Australian modellers, the New South Wales Scale Model Showis back! The show will be held this weekend, the 15th and 16th of May, at the Illawarra Sports Stadium. More details may be found on the IPMA website.

I am very sad to report the passing of Mel Bromley from S&M Models earlier this month. Condolences to Mel's family, friends and colleagues.

12 May, 2021

John Miller has had another chat with the guys at Plastic Modeling Mojo podcast about airbrushing. This time they touched on a host of topics including wet- and dry-coats and strategies for diluting acrylics. The discussion starts roughly 58 minutes into the show.

Graham Carter reviews Lifelike Decals' 1/48 scale Type 97 Fighters Sets 4, 5 and 6. 11 images of the covers, instructions and decal sheets are included.

In the Gallery, we have 42 images and a description of Tolga Ulgur's Pacific Coast Models 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIVe conversion.

11 May, 2021

In today's HyperScale Video Workshop I unbox Special Hobby's brand new 1/32 scale Westland Whirlwind F. Mk.I. You can see my 12 minute unboxing video here, or click the link at the bottom of the screen to view it larger on YouTube:

...and just for a little contrast, here's my Classic Airframes 1/48 scale Whirlwind that I build more than 22 years ago!

Tonight I review BAM Models' 1/48 scale Rafale B/C/M Air Intake for the Revell kits. Nine images of the resin parts are included.

10 May, 2021

I am very sad to report the passing of Matt Odom, friend of many on HyperScale and recent contributor to Military Illustrated Modeller magazine. Sincere condolences to Matt's family, friends and colleagues.

Tom Cleaver's new book, "Under The Southern Cross - The South Pacific Air Campaign Against Rabaul" is available now on Amazon. This is available in Kindle and hardcover editions.

On Missing-Lynx, Tim Nelson presents his new article, "An Armor Modeling Novice and the Roving Rhomboids of No Man’s Land: The Masterbox and Airfix 1/72 scale British Mark I Tanks". 23 images are included.

Archer Fine Transfers May releases are out now. These include data dtencils for the 1/32 Trumpeter SBD, basic exterior markings for Sherman tanks and1/16 scale Foundry Marks for U.S. tanks

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

7 May, 2021

Tonight I review IBG's 1/32 scale PZL P.11c, including images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Our final Gallery from Lucky Models's Build Challenge for Kinetic's 1/48 scale Pucara, is five photos of Kenji Yanai'sIA 58.

For this weekend's The 48ers sale, all Tools & Supplies are offered at 10% off while all Books at 35% off! The sale will finish on Sunday, May 9 at midnight (PST). Click here to see all products participating in this weekend's sales.

5 May, 2021

Tonight I present five images and a description of my Bronco 1/48 scale MiG-15bis in the Gallery.

I also review Eduard's Space, Zoom and Masks for Bronco's 1/48 scale MiG-15. This review includes an illustrated step-by-step guide to using the new 3D printed Space series on the Bronco cockpit. 21 images are included.

David Couche examines MMP Books' "Mi-8/17/171 Hip", including 18 images of the cover and sample pages.

4 May, 2021

Tonight I review Bullseye Model Aviation's 1/48 scale "Desert Storm Vipers II - F-16 A/C Viper" covering a whopping 34 subjects. Images of the instructions, decals and cover sheet are included.

Our next Gallery from Lucky Models's Build Challenge for Kinetic's 1/48 scale Pucara, is four photos of Alan Kelley's IA 58.

3 May, 2021

High Planes Models has released an RAAF 1/72 scale Beaufort Mk.V/VI conversion. The first run has already sold out but HPM is accepting pre-orders now for the next batch. Check out HPM's assembly video for the conversion:

Our next Gallery from Lucky Models's Build Challenge for Kinetic's 1/48 scale Pucara, is eight photos of Vini Pompeo's IA 58.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Hussar Productions ' 1/35 Polish BRDM-2 M96 Szakal (Jackal) Conversion. 13 images of the resin, 3D printed, photo-etched and turned brass parts, decals and box top are included.

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