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 Read More »

Tamiya Zero AM5c Zero Fighter

Tamiya A6M5c Type 52 Zero Fighter ZEKE

In April 1939, shortly after the first Japanese Zero began test trials, modification drawings were already taking place on the zero in the Mitsubishi design room, to keep pace with the anticipated 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 and a transport in the Prefsbelt system. It was later present at Outpost 327 over Zhar, where it was captured by General Crix Madine of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Madine Read More »

AFV Club Centurion Mk-5 Battle Tank

AFV Club 1/35 Centurion Mk. 5 Tank

The Centurion Tank, introduced in 1945, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-World War II period. It was a successful tank design, with upgrades, for many decades. The chassis Read More »

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1/350 Russian Nuclear Submarine ‘Kursk’

The K-141 Kursk was an Oscar-II class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine of the Russian Navy, lost with all hands when it sank in the Barents Sea on 12 August 2000. Kursk, full 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 jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet Read More »

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Tamiya 1/32 Phantom F-4J Build

Finally, 80 hours working on this beautiful model and I can just consider it done. This beautiful Phantom F-4J is part of a group build from the Fine Scale Modeler’s Forums. I Read More »

1/24 Tamiya Porsche 911 GT-2 Taisan

The traditional 911 styling has been aerodynamically refined, yet retains the unmistakable identity of the series. The rear mounted engine is the hallmark of the 911 series, powered by a water cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder unit. This 3.6 liter powerplant is coupled with twin-turbochargers, yielding an awesome 400 plus horsepower output. The six speed gearbox efficiently transmits this abundance […] Continue Reading…

Moebius 1/350 scale BSG Colonial One

Colonial One is a civilian starship that serves as the headquarters for the President of the Twelve Colonies. It is a small, FTL-capable ship that is dwarfed by the Battlestar Galactica; the ship can easily dock within one of Galactica’s flight pods. Colonial One can also land on and take off from a planetary surface. Prior to the Cylon attack […] Continue Reading…

Zoukei Mura Pro Zetsu Nippers

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This is now my favorite tool to cut parts free from the sprue…

After seeing some lively discussions on side cutters as used for plastic modelling, I found two camps formed between users of Tamiya and those using Xuron products. Not having a Tamiya side cutter, I fell into the latter having a Xuron knock-off, Testors Modelmaster (made by Xuron) […] Continue Reading…

We are moving, sorry for the mess

Dear MKR visitors and Facebook members. With all the support we have received during the past few years, from visitors, distributors and vendors alike, we saw this coming. We outgrew our office and studio so we had to move forward to a larger place. We have been confined for the last 6 months -and shrinking- with almost each passing […] Continue Reading…

New Moebius Viper Mk. II 1/72

Back on December 2014 Moebius Models surprised many of us with their Jonny Quest Dragonfly. Now they do it again with their recently released BSG Viper Mk. II in a neat 1/72 scale. This is a highly detailed plastic model molded in light gray and clear parts. It does include a nicely printed decal sheet featuring stencils for the […] Continue Reading…

Nuts & Bolts 33: ”Leichte Feldhaubitze 18, GW II für le.F.H. 18/2 ”Wespe“ and ”Hummel-Wespe“

One thing I respect about Nuts & Bolts is that they are ready to revisit earlier books on vehicles they find new information on and don’t seemed concerned if other publishers have touched the subject.   I had bought the original many years ago when it first came out.  It is still a very good volume so I was interested to […] Continue Reading…

New T-34/85 Russian Tank from Academy

The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank which had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. Although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient, and influential tank design of World War II. At its introduction, the T-34 possessed an unprecedented combination of […] Continue Reading…

Upcoming releases from Italeri Models

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Cool cruising

This latest-generation semitrailer is representative of much of Europe’s on-road haulage vehicles. Featuring an efficient braking system, side impact protection and a considerable load capacity, these trailers are used extensively and are produced by at least ten or so specialized companies, which provide a comprehensive range of variants to meet the specific needs of individual customers.

-Stock Number Description Retail Price
-ITAS3904 1/24 Reefer Trailer. […] Continue Reading…

1/200 Bismarck by Terry Cornell

Back in September 2014, a web friend knocked on our doors asking if we wanted to feature his upcoming build of the 1/200 Bismarck from Trumpeter Models. Who could say no to his proposal? We have seen plenty of aircraft, armor and car builds but this is a sight we don’t get to see often. The build log started […] Continue Reading…

1/48 Revell F-86D Sabre Dog

An intelligence warning in 1948 prompted the U.S. Air Force to hurriedly develop an all-weather interceptor. Starting with the basic airframe of its F-86A, North American incorporated two unprecedented concepts into the F-86D (initially designated the F-95). First, a highly sophisticated electronic system replaced the second crewmember carried by other interceptors of the time. Second, the F-86D became the first production […] Continue Reading…

Revell 1/32 F-4G Phantom II “Wild Weasel”

Suppressing enemy air defenses is a crucial, highly demanding, and highly dangerous mission. It amounts, tactically to a deadly game of hide and seek in which hidden SAM batteries try to down lurking aircraft before they themselves are destroyed. The F-4 Phantom II was one of the most potent ‘Wild Weasel’ aircraft of the last several decades. These aircraft […] Continue Reading…

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…