Revell LaFerrari 1/24

Ferrari’s first venture into the hybrid market is a stunning... Read More »

Tamiya Zero AM5c Zero Fighter

Tamiya A6M5c Type 52 Zero Fighter ZEKE

In April 1939, shortly after the first Japanese Zero began... Read More »

1/35 Tamiya Italian Carro Armato M13/40

The Fiat-Ansaldo M13/40 was an Italian World War II tank... Read More »

Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium

MPC/ERTL Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium

The Tydirium was a Sienar Fleet Systems Imperial Lambda-class shuttle, which operated as a courier... Read More »

Italeri M60-Blazer Tank

Italeri M60 Blazer IDF Tank

Magach (מגח; Ma-GAKH) designation refers to a series of tanks... Read More »

1/48 Harrier AV-8B II Plus

Hasegawa 1/48 Harrier AV-8B II Plus

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a... Read More »

Matho Models Press Release

Mathias from the recently opened Matho Models in Belgium send in their first press release. There a very interesting items in the catalog for the AMS afflicted.

”Today we are proud to announce our very first products. Matho Models is a new Belgium-based company that wants to bring high-quality accessories to the scale modeling community around the globe. Check our […] Continue Reading…

1/72 German U-Boat Type VIIC/41 ”Atlantic Version“

The first of a total of 91 type VII C/41 submarines went into service in the summer of 1943. At that time the operating conditions for the submarine crews had totally changed. The tactic of “hunting in packs” used in 1941-42 only rarely led to the successful tracking of convoys and the sinking of individual ships. Modern escort protection […] Continue Reading…

Tamiya 1/48 Matilda Mk.III/IV Tank

The Matilda was developed as a heavily armored infantry tank and was one of the British Army’s main tanks in North Africa during WWII. The Matilda swept aside opposing Italian tanks and was respectfully called the “Queen of the Desert” by German forces. During Operation Battle axe to lift the siege of Tobruk in June 1941, German forces famously […] Continue Reading…

Panzer Art RE35-021 Cooler Mask for Sd.Kfz.Kfz.9 FAMO

Panzer Art has been making resin and photo-etched brass detail items for several years now. I recently acquired some sets for my Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 9 Famo. One of these items is Panzer Art’s grill (called cooler mask on their site). The other set is for the Dragon Sd.Kfz. 7 series which I will review separately. Inside a resealable plastic […] Continue Reading…

New models from Revell around the corner

For all Revell’s new release followers here is the pre-order leaf distributed in the United States. Usually this leaflet is reserved and available at brick and mortar hobby shops are printed on both sides with the upcoming releases from Revell USA. For the Spring/Summer leaflet this is not the case. It came printed on just one side of it. […] Continue Reading…

Tamiya LRDG Command Car with Breda 20mm Gun

The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG “caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength”.

Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the unit was founded in […] Continue Reading…

Built Moebius Cylon Raider Model

Frak! Just when I was having the most fun with this build, it came to an end. Among other projects we are simultaneously working on, this build took me a sectar to complete. It has been a long sectar filled with new building and painting techniques, styrene and resin surgery and troubleshooting. As you probably know by now, this […] Continue Reading…

Revell 2014 Mustang GT Plastic Model Kit

Since its introduction in 1964, the GT has been the peak of the performance lineup for the famous Ford Mustang line. Even after fifty years, however, the Mustang GT still delivers the performance, the style, and the bang for your buck that the American public thirsts for. 2014 marks the final model year for the 5th generation Mustang. With […] Continue Reading…

Revell of Germany Zil 131 Soviet Truck

The ZiL-131 is a basic technical design and is known for its reliability and superb off-road capability. The ZiL-131 was widely used in both the Soviet armed forces as well as in former Eastern Bloc countries. It is a four-wheel drive truck with a load carrying capacity of 5 tons which in the basic configuration can carry both troops […] Continue Reading…

Revell of Germany 1/32 Arado 196B

The Ar 196 is the German Navy’s most famous on-board catapult aircraft of the Second World War. Used initially and in the main as an on-board reconnaissance aircraft, it was also used for submarine hunting and for attacking smaller ships in all European theatres until the end of the War. In February 1938 an Ar 196 V4 carrying the […] Continue Reading…

Eduard’s Jug over Germany

I’ve always been drawn to the P-47…I think the Thunderbolt represents to me one of the magnificent “muscle” planes of WWII. I’ve built a couple of “Jugs”, but mostly the 1:32 Hasegawa kit. So, I was thrilled when I received the 1:48 Eduard “Jugs over Germany” kit (#1179) as part of a Secret Santa exchange this past Christmas. Eduard […] Continue Reading…

PE Louvers for Moebius Cylon Raider UPDATE

If you have a Moebius 1/32 Studio Scale in your stash waiting to be started, or are about to get one at your local hobby shop or on-line retailer, you might want to take a look at this photo etch cockpit louvers set from Paragrafix. Although the 1/32 Cylon Raider is the best injection molded kit of this classic ship […] Continue Reading…