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 »

Italeri M60-Blazer Tank

Italeri M60 Blazer IDF Tank

Magach (מגח; Ma-GAKH) designation refers to a series of tanks in Israeli service. The tanks are based on the American M48 and M60 Patton tanks. Magach 1, 2, 3 and 5 are 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 »

kursk-submarine

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 »

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…

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…