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Hasegawa F-16F (Block 60) Fighting Falcon

The F-16F is the latest version of the F-16. They... Read More »

Cyber Hobby JSU 152 Soviet Tank 3 in 1

In the latter half of WWII, in order to counter... Read More »

SnapTite® Star Wars Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon is one of the fastest, best-equipped ships... Read More »

Revell Arado Ar (E) 555 Model

Revell Arado Ar (E) 555

In 1944, the Imperial Air Ministry requested a long-range, high-speed... Read More »

Revell 1/48 SBD Dauntless

Taking pictures of your model kits

OK, so you have been working long hours on that... Read More »

1/35 Tamiya Rover 7 Ambulance

Tamiya British Ambulance Rover 7

The Land Rover has served the British Army and other... Read More »

Removing chrome from model kit parts

This question arise very often among model car builders:

Why do model kit builders remove the chrome from those parts to have them painted in chrome finish again?

This is up to the model builder and his/her available resources when building a particular model kit like access to Metalizer, Alclad2 primers and finishes, air compressor, airbrush, etc.  Some model kit builders [...] Continue Reading…

Model Collect TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower

The TOS-1 heavy flamethrower system is intended for direct fire support of advancing infantry and main battle tanks, and moves in their combat orders. It is designed to engage military personnel, fortifications and light armored vehicles. The heavy flamethrower system is generally similar to multiple launch rocket systems, however fires different types of rockets and has shorter firing range. [...] Continue Reading…

More Revell model kits at Walmart

It was with great excitement that little over a year ago we announced the return of plastic model kits at Walmart stores around the nation. By then, some of our visitors reported seeing these model kits from Revell in Walmart stores around Canada. With a recent change of their planogram for the holidays season, don’t be surprised to find [...] Continue Reading…

ITALERI PLASTIC MODEL KITS Now Distributed By Hobbico®

Hobbico is proud to announce that it is now the exclusive distributor for Italeri plastic model kits in the U.S. and Canada.

Hobbyists who turn to Italeri kits for quality, variety, scale accuracy and easy assembly will now find them available from many retailers in Hobbico’s wide distribution network. Headquartered near Bologna, Italy, Italeri was founded in 1962 by Gian Pietro Parmeggiani and Giuliana Malservisi — two men who decided to turn their [...] Continue Reading…

Haunebu and Adamski 2 in 1 Review

Last month we announced the upcoming release of the 1/72 German Haunebu flying saucer. A couple of weeks later we’ve got from Hand & Head an early production sample which to my eye looks like everybody else will get. This kit is not yet available and most hobby outlets in the pacific hub are taking pre-orders with a tentative [...] Continue Reading…

Moebius Mars Attacks! Martian Warrior

Screaming Man

I was in love with this kit since before it came out… way before it came out! So when my sister got it for me for my birthday this year I was ready to scrap everything on my workbench (I didn’t) and get right to this one. I know you guys know that feeling, you got a closet full of [...] Continue Reading…

Revell LaFerrari 1/24

Ferrari’s first venture into the hybrid market is a stunning success. Equipped with a standard V12 gasoline engine and a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), the LaFerarri’s combined drivetrain can deliver 950 horsepower. That extraordinary amount of power makes the LaFerrari the fastest street-legal car Ferrari has ever produced. Just under five hundred of these carbon-fiber constructed marvels will [...] Continue Reading…

Revell M42 Twin Forty KIT ALERT!

Revell kit #85-7822 M42 Twin Forty, Renwal Models.

Please be aware that 1 of the bagged parts in this kit is incorrect. The balance of the parts is correct. Revell is in the process of having the correct bag of parts molded to replace these incorrect parts. However these parts will not be available until on or about Oct. 31, [...] Continue Reading…

Trumpeter’s 35th Scale PLA WZ505 IFV


The Chinese have been building their copy of the BMP-1 for quite a while and have created many variations.  One of these took the turret of the Type 92 wheels vehicle and adapted it to their BMP-1 clone in lieu of the regular gun turret.  Trumpeter almost did the same thing.  They took the Hobby Boss Type 92 turret [...] Continue Reading…

Trumpeter 1/200 Bismark (WIP)

With over 1,700 parts here is a sight we don’t see everyday. The famed Kriegsmarine battleship and the lead ship in his class from Trumpeter Models in a colossal 1/200 scale is kindly presented here as a work in progress project by reader Terry Cornell. Terry has been very kind to share this build with all of us [...] Continue Reading…

Everything You Need to Start Modeling Pt. II of II


Hello! How’s everybody doing? Just here to—

What do you mean where have I been? I’ve been right—

Well, I was gonna write, like, tons of articles—in fact, I’ve got them all written already, like, I just have to upload them into the… Mother… base(?) and then like BOOOOOM, they’re gonna be so many articles written by me that you’re gonna wish that you were never [...] Continue Reading…

1/72 German Haunebu I

The SS E-IV (Entwicklungsstelle 4), a development unit of the SS occult “Order of the Black Sun” was tasked with researching alternative energies to make the Third Reich independent of scarce fuel oil for war production. Their work included developing alternative energies and fuel sources through coal gasification, research into grain alcohol fuels, less complicated coal burning engines for [...] Continue Reading…

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