Tamiya Zero AM5c Zero Fighter

Tamiya A6M5c Type 52 Zero Fighter ZEKE

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

Monogram 1/32 Panzer IV Tank

In all its wars, Germany excelled at maneuver warfare. However,... 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 »

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Trumpeter 1/48 Mig 15 bis Fagot

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15) was a... Read More »

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…

Typhoon Mk.Ib mid prod./ four blade prop.

The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang), was a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. It was intended to be a medium–high altitude interceptor, as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane but several design problems were encountered and it never completely satisfied this requirement.

The Typhoon was designed to mount 12 machine guns and be powered by the latest […] Continue Reading…

Brengun 1/48th Tomahawk Missile

The Tomahawk missile family consists of a number of subsonic, jet engine-powered missiles designed to attack a variety of surface targets. Although a number of launch platforms have been deployed or envisaged, only sea (both surface ship and submarine) launched variants are currently in service. Tomahawk has a modular design, allowing a wide variety of warhead, guidance, and range […] Continue Reading…

Hasegawa Early 2015 Releases

Just in from our friends over Hobbico. These is the initial press release from Hasegawa for 2015.
From 1973-2002, the Yamaha YZR500 led four 500 cc Grand Prix riders to ten separate world championships. One of the most famous riders to take the helm of the YZR500 was former World Champion Freddie Spencer. In the 1989 season, Spencer placed sixteenth with the Marlboro Agostini […] Continue Reading…

1/32 Czech Avia S-199e

The Avia S-199 was a propeller-driven fighter aircraft built after World War II by the two aircraft factories in Czechoslovakia: one of them officially called závod Avia (Avia Plant) (1946–48) and závod Avia-Jiřího Dimitrova (Avia-George Dimitroff-Plant, 1948–49) in Čakovice near Prague, as a post-war corporative part of the Automobilové závody, n.p. [Automotive Works, National Corp.], and the other one […] Continue Reading…

2014 in Review

2014 has been a great year for all of us in the model building hobby. There’s been a plethora of model kits released by the major players. Others simply re-released making those bit overpriced kits on eBay widely accessible at a realistic price. We have seen also smaller companies raising up and debuting with either complete model kits or […] Continue Reading…

Jonny Quest Dragonfly from Moebius Models

Jonny Quest – often casually referred to as The Adventures of Jonny Quest – is the original American science fiction/adventure animated television series that started the franchise. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for Screen Gems, and created and designed by comic-book artist Doug Wildey. Inspired by radio serials and comics in the action-adventure genre, including Doc Savage and John […] Continue Reading…

Model Kit Instructions Library

We are pleased to announce that we have added Ludwig’s Modelers Library to our links page. This site has an incredible database of model kit instructions and Ludwig himself assured me that a few thousands more will be added soon. Make sure to pay him a visit. All the instructions are sorted in alphabetical order on a very intuitive user […] Continue Reading…

Trumpeter Soviet Aerosan RF-8/GAZ-98

The Russians used aerosans for reconnaissance and light raiding in northern areas where their light plywood skis allowed them to move quickly over the deep snow where other heavy vehicles would be unable to move at all.   However they were lightly powered and so could only be used on open country or frozen lakes as they had poor […] Continue Reading…