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Hasegawa F-16F (Block 60) Fighting Falcon

The F-16F is the latest version of the F-16. They do not exist in the USAF inventory and are currently an export variant only. Originally, the single-seat version of the General Dynamics Read More »

Cyber Hobby JSU 152 Soviet Tank 3 in 1

In the latter half of WWII, in order to counter German tanks, the Russian army used the JS-2 heavy tank’s chassis to create the JSU-152 heavy self-propelled gun. It featured improved armor Read More »

SnapTite® Star Wars Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon is one of the fastest, best-equipped ships in the “Star Wars” universe. While it doesn’t look like much on the outside, the ship’s hyperdrive technology allows the Falcon to 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 bomber that could carry 8,819 lb (4,000 kg) payloads. The stealthy Ar555 was Arado’s preferred prototype. By year’s end, however, the expensive Read More »

Revell 1/48 SBD Dauntless

Taking pictures of your model kits

OK, so you have been working long hours on that model and finally you can declare it, finished! No comes the part that I’ve seen many times. A photo session of your Read More »

1/35 Tamiya Rover 7 Ambulance

Tamiya British Ambulance Rover 7

The Land Rover has served the British Army and other British Services for a quarter of a century in various forms, also equipping the armies of many countries who traditionally take their Read More »

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…

Monogram Armored Half Track Model Kit

The Half Track was developed from the concept of the scout car as a troop carrier and recon vehicle. Many more uses became apparent by mounting a 37 mm cannon with two .50 caliber machine guns, 75 mm and 105 mm cannons. Also built was an M16 multiple machine gun mount called a “Quad 50″. The M16 mounted a [...] Continue Reading…

Tamiya A6M5c Type 52 Zero Fighter ZEKE

Tamiya Zero AM5c Zero Fighter

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 long air war in the Pacific. After the initial superiority of the Zero over allied aircraft began to wane, due to new U.S. types being introduced, Mitsubishi [...] Continue Reading…

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