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Zoukei-Mura's forthcoming 1/48 scale F-4EJ Kai Phanton II has just arrived, and I have produced an unboxing video to show you the parts and share my first impressions. I'll be posting detailed text and photo reviews next week too.

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30 October, 2020

This weekend, the 48ers is offering up to 30% discount on a wide range of products.

John Miller reviews the Moebius 1/350 scale model of the spaceship Discovery from the movie, 2001: a space odyssey. 17 images of the kit's plastic and metal parts are included.

John Ham reviews Haynes Publishing's "Convair B-36 Peacemaker 1949-59 Workshop Manual". Images of the cover and two sample spreads are included.

29 October, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale "Wilde Sau Bf 109 G-6 JG 301 / JG 302 " decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

28 October, 2020

Graham Carter reviews SBS Model's 1/72 scale Macchi MC72 “World Speed Record”. Eight images of the kit's resin and photo-etched parts instructions,decals and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Eduard's 1/48 scale "Wilde Sau Bf 109 G-6 JG 300" decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Per Madsen presents eight images and a description of his Special Hobby 1/48 scale North American X-15.

27 October, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scle PROFIPACK Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-6. 20 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking options and box top are included.

Jonathan Bryon presents a big new Feature Article on his Revell 1/48 Consolidated SA-10A Catalina. 58 images of the model, both complete and under construction, are included.

Hannants has announced an Xtradecal decal sheet for the brand new forthcoming Italeri 1/32 PanaviaTornado GR.4. Details and images on the Hannants website.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced their 60th title and ten years of publishing with the forthcominh title - Airframe & Miniature No 16 - The Hawker Hurricane - A Complete Guide To The Famous Fighter by Richard A Franks. Details and pre-orders on the Valiant Wings website.

26 October, 2020

I am very sad to report that Charlie Swank, one of HyperScale's very earliest contributors and a friend to many here, has passed away. Condolences to friends and family.

Donald Linn reviews Ginter Books Naval Fighter Number 112 "Grumman F2F/F3F" by Richard S. Dann. Images of the cover and eleven sample pages are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I examine a batch of new paints and finishing products from AMMO by MIG Jimenez - British WWII figure paints, a new range of dry-brush paints and a Mud Effects Super Pack. 22 images of all the products are included.

D-Day Miniatures has just released the newest of their 1/35 scale figure and accessory sets, "Red Storm Over Europe - Soviet Rear Troops 1944-46". These may be purchased as a set of four, or in pairs or individually. We'll have a full review here on Missing-Lynx when they arrive.

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23 October, 2020

Kinetic's new 1/48 scale Harrier GR.1 / GR.3 has just landed, and I have produced an unboxing video to show you the parts and share my first impressions. I'll be posting detailed text and photo reviews next week too

This weekend, the 48ers is offering up to 30% discount DXM Decals as well as Rafalik. This offer ends on Sunday, midnight 25 October (PST). 

We have Preview images and information on the next release from Exito Decals, and their very first releases in 1/32 - "Eastern Front Bf 109"s and "Sexy Spitfires".

Floyd Werner reviews F6F Hellcat in Detail and Scale. An image of the cover plus 23 sample pages are included.

22 October, 2020

John Miller reviews Clear Prop's 1/72 scale Mitsubishi A5M2 Claude “Advanced Kit” . 17 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Leo Stevenson presents a new Feature Article on building and converting Revell's 1/24 scale Routemaster London Bus. 14 images of the model finished and under construction, are included.

Werner's Wings has announced a bunch of new resin set and decal releases:

    35-02 - OH-58D Kiowa Warrior MPLH Landing Gear now in resin
    35-20 - H-60 Detail Set
    35-21 - MH-60L Operation Gothic Serpent Backdate set
    35-22 - M-197 Cannon for the MH-60S
    35-23 - UH-60 7-bolt Wheels
    35-25 - UH-60 14-bolt Wheels
    35-27 - UH-60A/L Backdate Set
    48-18 - UH-1D/H/N Transmission and Rotor System
    32-05 - AH-1F Super Conversion- Limited release and quantity.
    WWDecals 48-17 - UH-1N November Reign
    WWDecals 35-11 - Pavehawk-Part 2

More details and ordering available on Werner's Wings' website.

21 October, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Limited Edition Adlerangriff boxing of their Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. This kit allows the modeller to build two kits from the box - one Bf 109 E-1 or, E-3; and one E-4 variant. Additional resin parts, a seated pilot figure and 13 marking options are also included. 16 images are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer brings us a new article on his Special Hobby 1/48 scale Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario. 16 images, including progress shots, are included.

Revell will be re-releasing the 1/48 scale ex-Dragon Junkers Ju 188 A-1 soon. Diedrich Wiegmann has built the kit and presents a Preview Gallery of 14 images.

20 October, 2020

Tonight I review Kinetic's new 1/48 scale Lockheed F-104G / TF-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter (2-in-1). Imges of the plastic and photo-etched parts, marking guide, decals and box top.

Graham Carter examines Valiant Wings Publishing's Airframe Detail No.7: The Henschel Hs 123 – A Technical Guide by Richard A. Franks. Images of the cover plus four sample spreads are included.

19 October, 2020

Tonight I review Euro Decals' 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas F-15C Oregon ANG Special. Images of the cover, the instructions and the three decal sheets are included.

We have a Preview of Fundekals' next release, "A Bunch of Spooks F-110As, F-4Bs & F-4Cs" in 1/48 scale. This is an interesting collection that includes one US Marines Phantom with HMS Ark Royal FAA tail markings!

On Missing-Lynx, John Ham reviews Osprey Publishing's "World War Two German Super-Heavy Siege Guns". Images of the cover and two sample spreads are included.

Blast Models has annouced five new releases available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35377K - STRYKER WHEELS PROTECTION DISKS / 4 PCS - AFV CLUB
    BL35378K - STRYKER LONG JERRYCAN RACKS - AFV CLUB
    BL35379K - STRYKER ROOF STOWAGE BOXES - AFV CLUB
    BL35380K - SPARE WHEEL MATV
    BL35387K - STRYKER MINI UPDATE SET

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16 October, 2020

I present five images and a description of my Airfix 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.22 in the Gallery.

We have Preview information and images of Bullseye Model Aviation's next decal release, Desert Storm Vipers II in 1/48 scale. This covers F-16A and C aircraft from Operation Desert Storm. 22 images of the cover, the instructions and stencils are included.

This weekend, the 48ers is offering up to 30% discount on Hauler and Brengun as well as Katran. This offer ends on Sunday, midnight 18 October (PST). 

15 October, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/32 scale Limited Edition Adlerangriff boxing of their Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. This kit allows the modeller to build the Bf 109 E-1, E-3, E-4 or E-7 variant, with additional resin parts, an Adolf Galand pilot figure and 13 marking options. 32 images are included.

In the Gallery, Paul Sched presents three images and a description of his Sword 1/72 scale North American T-28B Trojan.

Eagle Editions has announced that Luftwaffe Gallery No. 6, "Luck, Fate and Destiny" by Erick Mombeeck & Maciej Goralczyk will be available in limited numbers this week.

14 October, 2020

John Miller reviews Eduard's brand new 1/72 scale Zlin Z-37 Cmelak (Bumblebee). 27 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines "Polish Wings Number 27 - French Flying Boats 1924-39". An image of the cover plus three sample spreads are included.

In the Gallery, Mark Kannemeyer builds and details Tamiya's 1/32 scale Vought F4U-1D Corsair. Ten images are included.

13 October, 2020

I review Sword's new 1/72 scale Grumman TBM-3R Avenger COD. 19 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals, box top and a reference photo are included.

We have Preview images and information about the forthcoming Italeri 1/32 scale Tornado GR.4. 16 images of the box art, decals, CAD model and sprues are included.

Graham Carter examines Stormo Decals' 1/48 scale Macchi C.205V Part II - Italian Aces. Images of the cover, the instructions and the busy decal sheet atr included.

John Wilkes has announced that his own brand of large scale vac form models, Tigger Models, is now available, Most of the models are the Ex .I.D. Models range with some completely new kits. You can check out the whole range on the Tigger Models website.

12 October, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN SUU-30A/B Early set containing four dispensers. Images of the resin parts, photo-eched fret, decals and box art are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces that their Me 410 book is now being printed and pre-order offers are still available.

On Missing-Lynx, Graham Carter reviews Roden's 1/72 scale British Armoured Car (Pattern 1920 - modified with sand tyres). Eight images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

Archer Fine Transfer's 20% Off Sale for all their original Dry Transfers continues. Details are available on the Press Release page.

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The November issue of Model Military International magazine is out now, and with many shops still closed around the world you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This month we have a Bergepanther conversion by
Mike Fleckenstein, Kamil Feliks Sztarbala's Armory Models’ 1:72 scale M41 Walker Bulldog, Rye Field Models’ 1:35 Panzer IV Ausf. J by Pawel Rzymski, Marder III Desert Camouflage by Clayton Ockerb yand much more! MMI continues to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

9 October, 2020

The 48ers are offering up to 20% discount on KASL Hobby and KA-Models kits and aftermarket sets. This offer ends on Sunday, midnight 11 October (PST). 

John Miller and Tim Nelson review Dragon's 1/72 scale Gemini Spacecraft with Spacewalker. 14 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

...and while we are on the subject of space, it is Horizon Models' fifth anniversary and they are celebrating with a model building competition. The Grand Prize is of one of each of their model kits. Check out Horizon Models web page for entry details.

By the way, the correct name of the model company in yesterday's 1/48 scale Polikarpov I-1 review is OtVinta.

8 October, 2020

Francisco Guedes reviews Otivna's 1/48 scale Polikarpov I-1. 43 images of the resin parts, the instructions, a reference photo and box top.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN AN/ALQ-99 Pod High Band. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

We have Preview images and information on Sword's next batch due for release at the end of October - a 1/48 scale Reggiane Re 2001, a Spitfire XIV package of three 1/72 scale Mk.XIVc and Mk.XIVe kits, plus a restock of the 1/72 scale kit no. SW72131 TBM-3S2 Avenger.Images of the sprues from the new Reggiane Re 2001 are included.

7 October, 2020

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Revell / Fine Molds 1/48 scale Incom Corporation T-65B X-Wing Starfighter. 21 images accompany Roland's detailed text.

Graham Carter reviews Phileditions' book, "Squadrons No. 19 The Bolton Paul Defiant" by Phil H. Listeman. Images of the cover and three sample spreads are included.

Zee Productions has launched a new range of military puzzles, "Bellica", based on the Keith Burns Collection of WWII artwork. You can find these online at Zee Productions' website.

6 October, 2020

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 38 photos and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9, "White 12".

Graham Carter examines Brengun's 1/72 scale Morane-Saulnier MS.225 photo-etched update set for the Heller / SMER kit.

5 October, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale Arado Ar 396 photo-etched update set for the RS kit.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces that they have squeezed another 16 pages into their forthcoming Me 410 book to take it up to 160 pages. The price remains at £19.95 and pre-order offers are still available..

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my new Meng Model 1/35 scale K-4386 Typhoon-VDV.

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2 October, 2020

The 48ers are offering up to 20% discount on KASL Hobby and KA-Models kits and aftermarket sets. This offer ends on Sunday, midnight 4 October (PST). 

John Miller reviews Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Super Mystére / IAI Sa’ar. 14 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Harvey Low presents 12 images and a description of his AlphaFlight 1/48 scle CANT 1007 in the Gallery.

Graham Carter examines Brengun's 1/72 scale Heinkel He 115 photo-etched update set.

I am sad to report that long-time HyperScale community member Jim Pearsall has passed away. Condolences to friends and family.

1 October, 2020

Tonight I review Xtradecals' 1/72 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc Collection. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Graham Carter examines Brengun's photo-etched update set for the Revell 1/72 scale Heinkel He 177 Greif.

We have Preview images and information on the newest decal release from AOA for the ICM 1/48 scale Cessna O-2 Skymaster - FAC & BS BOMBER OSCAR DEUCES USAF/VNAF O-2A/O-2B Skymasters in the Vietnam War.

30 September, 2020

The much anticipated Kinetic 1/48 scale Harrier GR.1/3 kit has been released and is now available from Lucky Model at just USD$43.99 plus shipping.

Graham Carter examines two new 1/72 scale updates from Brengun - an A-4C Skyhawk Conversion and RATO for A-4C Skyhawk. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts and instructions are included.

Tonight I review Xtradecals' 1/48 scale Canadair Sabre F.2/F.4/F.5/F.6 Collection. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

29 September, 2020

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new article on his in-flight Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun. 19 images are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Lockheed C-130 Hercules Collection Pt.1 just in time for the brand new Zvezda kit. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

EagleCals have three new decal releases for early Focke-Wulf Fw 190 As, Spitfire Mk.Is and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2s. These are available to order and will be shipping mid-October.

28 September, 2020

Tonight I examine Xtradecals' 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc Overseas Users. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Graham Carter reviews Phileditions' Squadrons! Number 38 - The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.II Rhodesian, Dominion & Eagle Squadrons. Images of the cover and three sample pages are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Graham Carter reviews Ace's FV-622 Stalwart Mk.2. Five images of the kit's plastic parts, instructions and box top are included.

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25 September, 2020

The 48ers are offering up to 25% discount on Eduard and UPWiND kits and aftermarket sets. This offer ends on Sunday, September 27 at midnight (PST). 

Tonight I review Meng Model's 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.I Triplane with 1/10 scale Manfred von Richthofen bust. 35 images of the plastic, photo-etched and resin parts, decals and box top are included.

I also examine Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Beaufort Collection, which will be suitable for the forthcoming 1/72 scale Airfix Beaufort Mk.I and the 2004-release Special Hobby DAP Beaufort Mk.VIII.

In the Gallery, Chris Uden presents nine images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9.

24 September, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Brengun's 1/144 scale SBD-3 Dauntless “Coral Sea”. Ten images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, David Hanners presents five images and a description of his 1/48 scale X-15-1 card model.

I have updated the Preview page for Special Hobby's forthcoming 1/72 and 1/48 scale SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 kits with photos of the box art and actual sprues.

23 September, 2020

Tonight I present my second Spitfire from Eduard's Limited Edition "Spitfire Story box - this time a 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.IIa conversion (a very small conversion). Five images and a description are included.

John Miller reviews AK's Wood Decals sheets covering 1/72, 1/48, 1/35 and 1/32 scale subjects. Images of the covers, the instructions and the decal sheets themselves are included.

I examine Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN AN/AAQ-14 LANTIRN pod. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and box top are included.

22 September, 2020

I have posted five images and a description of my just-completed Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire MkI early version, built from one of the kits in their Limited Edition "Spitfire Story" boxing.

I've been having a few computer problems since yesterday afternoon - should be fixed by tomorrow.

21 September, 2020

David Couche examines Valiant Wings Publishing's "The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 – Radial-Engine Version", Airframe Album No.7 Second Edition by Richard A. Franks. An image of the cover and 27 sample pages are included.

In the Gallery, Chris Uden presents 13 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 .

On Missing-Lynx, Graham Carter reviews Roden's 1/72 scale Vauxhall D-Type staff car. Five images of the kit's plastic parts, instructions and box top are included.

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The October issue of Model Military International magazine is out now, and with many shops still closed around the world you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This month we have Tom Cockle's Dragon 1:35 scale Panther; Part Two of Pawel Rzymski's Panzer IV; my Tamiya 1:35 scale M8 Greyhound; a 1:72 scale Bergpanther conversion by Mike Fleckenstein, and much more! MMI continues to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

18 September, 2020

I have just received news that Mike Braun has just passed away. Mike was one of the early contributors to HyperScale and a great friend to many here. Very sad news indeed.

The 48ers has a sale on Great Wall Hobby and ResKit products. All kits and aftermarket sets are up to 25% off. The offer ends on Sunday, September 20 at midnight (PST). Product availability is limited.

Brad Huskinson presents a new Feature Article on his AMT 1/24 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. Eight images are included.

Graham Carter reviews AMP's 1/72 scale Supermarine S-5. Nine images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

17 September, 2020

David Couche reviews TG Decals' 1/48 scale Eye Catcher Mustangs II. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 40 images of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale P-47M Thunderolt.

16 September, 2020

Graham Carter reviews AMP's 1/72 scale Fairey Ultra Light Helicopter. Eight images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Hans Peter Tschanz marks yesterday's 80th Anniversary of Battle of Britain Day with 26 photos of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.II & Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4.

We have Preview images of Special Hobby's forthcoming 1/72 and 1/48 scale SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 kits. CAD images and photos of the moulds are included.

15 September, 2020

I am very sad to report the passing of modelling legend Bill Koster at the age of 91. Sincere condolences to Bill's family and friends.

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale SO-1221 DJINN experimental helicopter. 13 images of the kit's plastic, resin, vacform and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box art are included.

Maurizio Di Terlizzi announces a very limited re-run of the Tail Boom 1:1 scale Spitfire and Hurricane spade grip to coincide with the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. You may order by emailing Maurizio on mausab28@yahoo.com

We have Preview images and information on Fundekals next release, "8th TFW Wolfpack F-4C MiG Hunters Operation Bolo & Beyond", available in 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

14 September, 2020

KLP Publishing announces their newest publication, “Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale”. In this 166-page eBook, John Kim takes you through the building, painting, and finishing of the Zoukei-Mura's 1/32 Ta 152. The book also includes contributions from Jerry Crandall, Claes Sundin, and Richard Caruana.”

On Missing-Lynx, Peter Brown reviews Star Decals' 1/35 scale Lebanese Tanks and AFVs Part 9 - Sherman & Firefly in Lebanon. Images of the cover and the decal sheet are included.

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11 September, 2020

Tonight, John Miller and Alex Hooper team up for a three-in-one build, inbox and Eduard photo-etched accessory Feature Article on the new Airfix 1/48 scale Tiger Moth.19 images of the built kit, the sprues, decals, box top and photo-etched frets are included.

I mis-titled Brian Bourdon's SPAD XIII yesterday - it is the Dragon 1/48 scale kit.

10 September, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale SPAD XIII Early ProfiPACK Edition. 26 images, including reference photos, are included.

And a related item in the Gallery, Brian Bourdon presents two images and a description of his Dragon 1/48 scale SPAD XIII.

We have Preview images and information on the new SBS 1/72 scale Piaggio Pc.7 hydrofoil seaplane. Eleven images of the resin parts, marking guide, box top and iptionsal plywood stand are included.

Archer Fine Transfers announces a 20% Sale for all their original Dry Transfers, and have also sent a Press Release detailing their transition to waterslide decals and their continuing business. More details are included on the Press Release page.

9 September, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale Yak-1b "Normanie-Nieman". Nine images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-ecthed fret, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Ken Stanton presents a huge new Feature Article on transforming the Matchbox / Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.22/24 toa Seafire 47 using the Freightdog conversion. 73 images, mostly progress photos, accompany the detailed text.

Ventura Publishing has a new simplified the payment method at their webstore, with decals, books and more.

8 September, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Nieuport 17 ProfiPACK Edition. 24 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his A & A 1/72 scale Helwan Ha 300. 15 images are included and it is an interesting read about this real-life 1960s development by Willy Messerschmitt.

We have more news of new releases from Aerocraft Models:

7 September, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's new 1/48 scale BRASSIN TIALD pod for Harriers, Jaguars and Harriers. Images of the resin parts, photo-etched fret and decals are included,

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe Album No 16 - The Messerschmitt Me 410 (inc. Me 210 & Me 310) - A Detailed Guide to The Last Zerstorer is scheduled for publication in mid-late October.

On Missing-Lynx, I examine Meng Model's brand new 1/35 scale Russian K-4386 Typhoon-VDV. 23 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included..

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

The new issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This issue we have five build articles including Mike Williams' Airfix 1:48 scale Supermarine Walrus Mk.I.; Alan Price's two Airfiix Battle of Britain 1:48 scale Hurricane Mk.Is; my Revell 1:32 scale Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger; Kamil Feliks Sztarbala's Kitty Hawk’s 1:48 scale French Sepecat Jaguar and Chris Wauchop reconditions a Fine Molds 1:48 scale Kikka! MAI will continue to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

4 September, 2020

John Miller reviews Modelsvit's 1/48 scale XP-55 Ascender. 17 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Diedrich Wiegmann presents 16 images and a description of his upgraded Revell 1/48 scale Boeing B-29 Superfortress, due for re-release soon.

Tonight I examine Eduard's super detailed 1/48 scale BRASSIN P-51D Mustang Engine Set. Eight images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

Aerocraft Models has released two new conversions for the Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Hunter:

2 September, 2020

In tonight's video I offer my first impressions while unboxing Meng Model's 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane for the first time. I'll be posting detailed text and photo reviews next week too.

1 September, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's debut 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I release, "Spitfire Story: The Few". More than 40 photos of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top and a detailed description are included. I have also provided an analysis of the commonly available 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I kits available at this time.

David Couche reviews Daco Publications' "Uncovering the McDonnell Douglas F-15A/B (MSIP) Eagle". An image of the cover plus 22 sample pages are included.

Tolga Ulgur presents 40 images of his Pacific Coast Models' 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.XIVc in the Gallery.

31 August, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN A-26 Invader Wheel set. Images of the resin parts and box top are included.

Al Bowie reviews Haynes Publishing's "Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965 to present (all models and variants)". An image of the cver plus five sample pages are included.

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28 August, 2020

John Miller reviews ICM's new 1/48 scale Cessna O-2A Skymaster in USAF service. 21 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Eduard's brand new Limited Edition 1/48 P-51D Mustang Very Long Range: Tales of Iwo Jima is the subject of today's unboxing video. I'll be posting detailed text and photo reviews next week to

In the Gallery, Paul Sched presents three images and a description of his Sword 1/72 scale Lockheed T-1A Seastar.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe Detail No 9 - The Westland Lysander - is now being printed and will be available soon. The pre-order offer is still available.

27 August, 2020

In the Gallery, Ayhan Toplu presents his brand new Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I. Ten images are included.

Mick Evans reviews TG Decals' 1/144 scale Boeing 737 in Uniform Part 1 and Part 2. Images of the instruction sheets and the decals are included.

26 August, 2020

Graham Carter reviews SBS Model's 1/72 scale Farman F.190 Air France. 14 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Mick Evans examines Valiant Wings Publishing's Airframe Extra No.10, "The Battle of Midway – 4th to 7 June 1942". Images of the cover and four sample pages are included.

In the Gallery, Andre R Manzano presents 12 images of his Academy 1/48 scale Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum in reunified German markings.

IPMS UK has advised that thie year's Scale ModelWorld at Telford has been cancelled. Scale ModelWorld has sent an FAQ document that I have posted here.

25 August, 2020

Tonight I review Dora Wings' 1/48 scale Republic P-43 Lancer. 23 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents his Trumpeter 1/32 scale Curtiss P-40F Warhawk. 36 images are included.

Lucky Model now has the much anticipated Meng Model 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.I in stock and available to order.

24 August, 2020

Al Bowie examines Haynes Publishing's McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom 1958 Onwards Owner's Workshop Manual. An image of the cover plus five sample spreads are included.

KLP Publishing's latest e-book, “Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45 Kai Tei in 1/32 Scale” is now available from their website for AUD$12.00. More details may be found by following this link.

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my completed Meng 1/35 scale British FV510 Warrior TES(H) AIFV.

Al Bowie also reviews AFV Club's 1/35 scale Centurion Mk.3 Korean War. 17 images of the kit's plastic, turned metal and vinyl parts are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

21 August, 2020

Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I "Spitfire Story" has hit the shops! This package supplies two full kits with two different fuselages, ten marking options and a resin pilot figure. Please note that Creative Models Australia, where I bought this kit, has now sold out. In tonight's video I offer my first impressions while unboxing the kit for the first time. I'll be posting detailed text and photo reviews next week too.

Donald Linn reviews F-100 in Detail and Scale, available in print or digitally, including an image of the cover and eight sample pages.

Eagle Editions has released Wings of the Black Cross Number 3, the Bf 109 by Mark Proulx. This new book is available now from Eagle Editions' website.

The 48ers announces that their Summer Sale will end on 30 August, so get in while you still can!

20 August, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN P-38G Cockpit. Six images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Special Hobby 1/48 scale CA-13 Boomerang. 16 images are included.

David Couche reviews DACO's book, "Uncovering the Lockheed (T)F-104G Starfighter". An image of the cover and 18 sample pages are included.

The September issue of Model Military International magazine is out now, and with many shops still closed around the world you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This month we have Luke Pitt's 1:48 scale Pilot Replicas Dodge WC52, my 1/72 Vespid Maus V2; Rye Field Models’ 1/35 Panther Ausf. G by Steve Jones, a Tech Guide on a Ruined WWI Building by Roger Merry, and much more! MMI continues to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

19 August, 2020

John Miller reviews Silver Wings' new 1/32 scale Tiger Moth. 32 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, marking guide and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 26 images of his Kitty Hawk 1/48 scale SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1.

We have Preview information about Albatros Productions' forthcoming book on building the Fokker Dr.1 in 1/32 scale. The book will cover both the Meng and Roden kits.

17 August, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Avis' 1/72 scale Short S.4 Satellite. Four images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Valiant Wings has announced that, owing to the sheer volume of detail and additional images, Airframe Detail No 9 -The Westland Lysande - A Technical Guide, the size of the book will increase from 80 to 112 pages. However, the pre-order price of £13.95 will remain in respect of any orders already placed for the book, and for any further orders placed until 1 September, saving £2.00 per copy and £2.00 on postage. More details and pre-order available on the Valiant Wings website.

On Missing-Lynx, Al Bowie reviews Meng Model's 1/35 scale U.S. Assault Tank M4A3E2 Jumbo. 19 images of the kit's plastic, photo-etched and turned metal parts, decals and box top are included.

Peter Brown examines Star Decals' 1/35 scale Middle East 1950s Egypt Tanks and AFVs. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

14 August, 2020

John Miller reviews Valom's 1/72 scale Heinkel He 119 A, including 13 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking scheme and box top.

In tonight's video, I unbox Dora Wings' brand new 1/48 scale Republic P-43 Lancer. I'll be posting detailed text and photo reviews next week too.

In the Gallery, we have 21 images and a description of Hobby Bounties' Airfix 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang 48 Hour Group Build.

Lucky Model now has the new Kinetic 1/48 scale TF-104G / F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter kit in stock and available to order.

13 August, 2020

Tonight I review Fantasy Printshop's 1/32 scale "BAe Hawk in Worldwide Service" decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new article on his Italeri (ex-Ocidental) T-6G Texan. 17 images are included.

Archer Fine Transfers announces the first release in their line of Rivet Skins is for the Revell and Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190 kits. The correct rivet pattern decalsare printed Archer's exclusive NANO FILM. You can find out more and order direct from Archer Fine Transfer's website.

The new issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This issue we have five build articles including my new Eduard 1/32 Bf 108 Taifun, the new Airfix 1/48 scale Tiger Moth, Revell's 1/32 scale Tornado GR.1, AB&K's 1/48 Nakajima A2N3, Hobby Boss 1/48 F4U-4 and more! MAI will continue to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

12 August, 2020

Tonight I review Copper State Models' 1/32 scale Nieuport XXIII, including 25 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Tolga Ulgur presents 40 images and a description of his Tamiya 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang, "Passion Wagon".

I have added a photo of my 1/48 scale Meng Messerschmitt Me 410 B-2/U4 against Noy's Miniatures' Luftwaffe Hangar background to yesterday's Gallery.

Aerocraft Models has released a new 1/48 scale brass undercarriage set for the ICM Cessna O2 and also new sets of Mehrzweckwaffe 1 (MW-1) in three scales the for Luftwaffe Tornados.

11 August, 2020

The Summer Sales continue at the48ers.com! New releases as well as restocks, kits and aftermarket sets from 100+ manufacturers at up to 30% off!

Tonight I present five photos and a description of my Meng Model 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 410 B-2/U4 in the Gallery.

Jim Bates reviews Clear Prop's new 1/72 Tupolev Tu 143 Reys. Nine images of the kit's plastic, photo-etched and turned brass parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

GWH has sent final sprue shots and box art for their forthcoming 1/48 scale Sukhoi Su-27 UB Flanker C. I have updated the Preview page with the new images.

10 August, 2020

On Missing-Lynx, I examine AK Interactive's newest book, the revised and expanded Real Colors of WWII Armor from AK Interactive. An image of the cover and 17 sample spreads are included.

Andrew Judson reviews Meng Model's 1/35 scale Jagdpanther G2. 28 images of the kit's plastic, photo-etched and turned brass parts, decals and box top are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

7 August, 2020

In tonight's video, I unbox Copper State Models' new 1/32 scale Nieuport XXI and Nieuport XXIII kits. I'll be posting detailed text and photo reviews next week too.

David Couche reviews Eduard's Super 44 1/144 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9. 17 images are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 51 images of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.I in Dunkirk colours.

6 August, 2020

We have news of a new resin accessory company called CAT4, which specialises in US Navy subjects from the 1950s, 60s and 80s. You can find more information on their Facebook page.

Kevin Futter has launched a new website, Scale Model Paint Masks. This is a site dedicated to providing a repository of downloadable paint mask files for scale modellers catering for any genre of scale modelling, in any scale and of any era. Members are free to upload their designs, download other members' designs, and contribute to discussions in forums.

5 August, 2020

David Couche reviews House of Phantoms Decals' 1/48 scale USAF Phantoms F-4C & Candy Canes of the 58th TFTW Luke AFB. Images of the cover, the decal sheets and the instructions covering a whopping 18 colourful subjects are included.

In the Gallery, Osvaldo Viggiani presents 48 images of his Fly Models 1/32 scale Arado Ar 234 B under construction and complete.

Eduard's August releases are available right now, including the much anticipated "Spitfire Story" 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I Dual Combo, from the Eduard web store, Hannants and other hobby outlets online and worldwide. The package is on the way here - I will post an unboxing video as soon as it arrives and will review in detail soon after that.

4 August, 2020

Tim Nelson presents a big new Feature Article on his Museum Models 1/72 scale Macchi M.39. 26 images, including plenty of in-progress shots, are included.

Tonight I review a very timey subject, Bronco's 1/350 scale Chinese Navy Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer. 14 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts accompany the review text.

3 August, 2020

Don Linn reviews Detail & Scale F9F Cougar, Volume 2, Revised Edition, available in print, iBook or Kindle formats. An image of the cover plus three sample pages are included.

I just noticed that Red Roo Models has released an RAAF Tactical Photo Reconnaissance Mustang Mk.21/23 Decal & Conversion set specifically for the Eduard kit. This will give you a more direct path to this variant than when I built mine last year.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews Meng Model's 1/35 scale British FV510 Warrior TES(H) AIFV. 17 images of the kit's plastic, photo-etched and turned brass parts, decals and box top are included.

Blast Models has annouced eight new releases available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL16002K - BOOMERANG III GUNFIRE LOCATOR - 1/16
    BL35351K - LECLERC CONVERSION RT5 KOSOVO - TAMIYA
    BL35386K - FRENCH VBCI M811 - 25MM FLUTED GUN - HELLER
    BL35376K - HYDRAULIC CABLES AND PIPES
    BL35335F - MODERN CIVILIAN - GSM CALL
    BL35340F - MODERN CIVILIAN - SMS TEXTING
    BL72002F - FRENCH SOLDIERS OP BARKHANE SERVAL VOL1 - 4FIG
    BL72003F - FRENCH SOLDIERS OP BARKHANE SERVAL VOL2 - 4FIG

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31 July, 2020

John Miller reviews Fly Models' 1/72 scale Bristol Type 170 Mk.31 Freighter. 25 images of the plastic and resin parts, decls, marking guide and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Hans Peter Tschanz presents his Italeri 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 52. The text is accompanied by 12 images, including several reference photos of a five aircraft meet.

Dora Wings has announced its next two releases - a 1/72 scale Lysander and a 1/48 scale Miles Master. You can find more details on their Facebook page.

30 July, 2020

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale Rutan Quickie kit, including two reference photod and images of the kit's resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and box top.

If you're looking for a different finsh other than red for the new 1/32 scale Meng Fokker Dr.I, these decals might be your answer - Cutting Edge's 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.I decals. These decals, and a bunch of other Cutting Edge and Pyn-Up decals, are still available from Cutting Edge Decals / Fine Art of Decals website, and will be suitable for the new Meng Triplane. Images of the decals, the instruction and the cover are included.

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents eleven images and a description of his Monogram 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback Checkertail in the Gallery.

29 July, 2020

Nicholas Pirnia presents a new article on his Eduard 1/72 scale MiG-21MF. Eleven images are included.

I review Mark I Models' 1/144 scale HS.748 / Andover CC.2 / T.2. 13 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide, display base and box top are included.

Hannants has posted test shot images of the forthcoming Revell 1/24 scale Jaguar E Type, due for release in October.

28 July, 2020

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new article featuring his Roden 1/144 scale Douglas C-124A Globemaster II. 21 images, including construction shots, are included.

Graham Carter examines Mike Ashey Publishing's Comprehensive Series Scale Model Manual No. 2 Building & Detailing the AMT 1/48 Scale B-26 Marauder.

27 July, 2020

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my Tamiya 1:35 US M8 Light Armoured Car Greyhound.

IBG Models has announced a 1/72 Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter with TRCU30 trailer, available soon.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

24 July, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire HF. Mk. VIII. 26 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Andrea Brenco presents 18 images (including in-progress) and a description of his striking Roden 1/72 scale Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early).

Eagle Editions has a new website. Check it out for their big range of decals, accessories, books, artwork and collectables.

IBG has announced the release of their 1/72 scale PZL P.11b Fighter in Romanian Service, available now. The 1/32 scale version is out now too.

23 July, 2020

And now for something a little bit different - Andrew Judson reviews Meng Models' brand new 1/9 scale Kawasaki Ninja H2, Pre-Coloured Edition. 28 images of the plastic, vinyl and metal parts, decals, tools and box top are included.

22 July, 2020

I am sad to report that Mike Cobb, long-serving President of the Military Miniature Society of Illinois, passed away on Saturday. My deepest condolences to friends and family.

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/144 scale Douglas A-4F Skyhawk Super 44 Edition. Images of the plastic parts, the marking guide and reference photos are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 36 images and a description of his upgraded Hobbycraft 1/32 scale P-51A Mustang.

G.W.H. has sent sprue images for their forthcoming Su-27 Flanker kit. I have added these to the Gallery on the Preview page.

21 July, 2020

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents ten images and a description of his 1/48 scale Monogram / ProModeler 1/48 scale P-47N Thunderbolt.

David Couche reviews Hypersonic Models' 1/48 scale T-38 Wheels late, A-6 Intruder Fin Tip and A-4B/C Nose Wheel Door. Images of the resin parts, comparison with kit parts, and instructions are included.

Stormo Decals has released their 1/48 scale Item No. 48009 C.205V Italian Aces Part II. You can check out the various options available on the Stormo Magazine website. We'll have a full review in the coming weeks (COVID-19 deliveries permitting!)

20 July, 2020

John Miller reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale Kunkadlo. Nine images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

We have Preview images and information about five new forthcoming decals sheets from Aztek Models in 1/72 and 1/48 scales covering post-war Latin American subjects, plus Israeli F-35s.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews AMMO by Mig Jiminez Paints - Modern Russian Camouflage Colours. Images of the packaging and the paint bottles are included.

The August issue of Model Military International magazine is out now, and with many shops still closed around the world you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. It's a great issue with build articles on Zvezda's Panzer IV Ausf. G, Italeri's still very respectable Crusader tank in Caunter camouflage, Gary Edmundson's impressive Krupp Morser 16 and much more! MMI will continue to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Not only will you have an entertaining and informative magazine to while away your self isolation, but every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive.

Thanks!

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17 July, 2020

Brad Huskinson presents a new article on building the Fujimi 1/24 scale Fujimi 1/24 scale 1966 Ford GT40 MK.II. Eleven images are included.

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-6 thru A-9, F and D Main Wheels - ribbed and smooth. Images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

Model Monkey has announced the release of a new 1/28 scale resin Spandau LMG 08/15 machine gun for Fokker Dr.I and D.VII, available now on the Model Monket website.

16 July, 2020

Jon Bryon presents a new Feature Article on his Special Hobby 1/48 scale Fiat G.55 Centauro, a kit that he describes as "not a bad kit, but neither is it a good one". Classic! 44 images of the model under construction and complete are included.

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale Hawker Hurricane 4 Slot Main Wheels. Eight images of the resin wheels and packaging are included.

G.W.H. has sent more reference photos for their forthcoming Su-27 Flanker kit. I have added these to the Gallery on the Preview page.

15 July, 2020

Tonight I review Barracuda Studios' 1/48 scale Fw 190 A / F / D Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade. Six images of the resin parts, instructions and packaging are included.

Juanita Franzi presents another of her original artworks in the Gallery, Post War B-17s, which is also available to purchase as a print. Details are on the Gallery page,

We have Preview information and images on the newest decals from Exito Decals - P-38 "Lightning Strike" and Bf 109 "Eastern Front Fighters" Decals. These are available in 1/48 and 1/72 scales. Images of the covers, instructions and the decal sheets are included on the Preview page,

14 July, 2020

In the Gallery, Juanita Franzi presents her new artwork of an RAAF BAC One Eleven, which is also available to purchase as a print. Details are on the Gallery page,

We have Preview information on IBG's new 1/32 scale PZL P.11c in Romanian service, available now.

Valiant WIngs Publishing announces the ninth Airframe Detail title, The Westland Lysander - A Technical Guide by Richard A Franks. Publication is scheduled for late August and more details, including pre-order offers, may be found on Valiant Wings' site.

13 July, 2020

On Missing-Lynx, I review Vespid Models' 1/72 scale A34 Comet Mk.IA British Cruiser Tank. 22 images of the kit parts, decals and box top are included.

Al Bowie examines Rye Field Models' 1/35 scale Sherman VC Firefly. 14 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

10 July, 2020

John Miller reviews Clear Prop's new 1/72 scale Lavochkin La-5 Advanced Kit. 18 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Modelsvit 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 D. 18 images of the model in progress and complete are included.

Tonight I examine Eduard's 1/32 scale Me 262 A LooK Instrument Panels & Harness. Five images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

Kinetic has released a 1/48 scale 1/48 F/A-18A/C/D Aggressor VFC-12 & VFA-204 in their Gold Series. The kit is available now from Lucky Model.

The new issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This issue we have five build articles including my Pacific Coast Models 1/32 scale Fiat G.55, Sword’s 1/48 scale Meteor NF.14 Night Fighter, FineMolds 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-10 II Type 95 fighter
“Perry”, Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-3, Zoukei-Mura’s 1/32 scale Henschel Hs 129 B-2 and more! MAI will continue to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

9 July, 2020

Tonight I review Noy's Miniatures' 2-in-1 WWII Hangar (Inside) Set. This is available in 1/32, 1/48. 1/72 and 1/144 scales.

In the Gallery, Karen Coughlin presents a collection of 368th Fighter Group P-47D Razorbacks and Bubbletops. 20 images are included.

Bronco has sent Preview images and information of their forthcoming 1/72 scale PLA Air Force J-20 “Mighty Dragon” Stealth Fighter. Images of the box art, kit features and CAD models are included.

8 July, 2020

David Couche presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale L29 Delfin. 12 images of the model in progress and completed are included.

David also reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN P-51D Mustang Wheels. Images of the resin parts, the packaging and instructions are included.

Bronco has sent Preview images and information on their forthcoming 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang Koren War.

7 July, 2020

Dora Wings has sent a bunch of Preview images of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Republic P-43 Lancer. These include sprue shots, marking options, decals and a built model.

In the Galley, Didier Leroux presents 11 images and a description of his Trumpeter 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a.

6 July, 2020

KLP Publishing has announced that their latest digital Build Guide, Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale, is now available.

On Missing-Lynx, I present four images and a description of my built and painted brand new Vespid Models 1/72 scale Maus V2 German Superheavy Tank.

Andrew Judson reviews AMMO by Mig Jimenez's book, T-54/Type 59 Visual Modellers Guide by Peter Robinson. An image of the cover plus six sample pages are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

We also have an unboxing video of Vespid Models' 1/72 scale A34 Comet Mk.IA British Cruiser Tank.

3 July, 2020

Jim Bates reviews Clear Prop's new 1/72 scale Gloster E28/39 Pioneer Expert Set, including 23 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and instructions.

Tonight I examine Euro Decals' 1/48 scale McDonnell Douglas F-15C Oregon ANG Special. Images of the cover, the three decals sheets and instructions are included.

In the Gallery, Osvaldo Viggiani presents 18 images and a description of his MPM 1/48 scale Heinkel He 177 Greif.

G.W.H. has sent four additional sets of reference photos for its forthcoming 1/48 scale Su-27 Flanker. I've added these to the Preview page.

2 July, 2020

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on his Academy 1/35 scale AH-1Z Viper. 25 images, including progress photos, are included.

Tonight I review Aerocraft's 1/32 scale brass undercarriage legs for the Eduard 1:32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108.

The 48ers has announced that for the remainder of the 2020 Summer / Winter - depending on where you live - there will be discounts of up to 30%.

1 July, 2020

In the Gallery, Andrea Brenco presents ten images and a description of his AML 1/72 scale Goppingen Go 9.

Tonight I review Fantasy Printshop's 1/48 scale Current Luftwaffe Insignia set.

30 June, 2020

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents his Italeri (ex-Accurate Miniatures) 1/48 scale A-36 Apache. 16 images are included.

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Fokker Dr.I Triplane Weekend Edition. 16 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

G.W.H. has sent more images, including reference photos, of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Su-27UB Flanker C, due for release in August. I have added these to the Preview page.

29 June, 2020

David Couche reviews MMP Books' Russian Aviation Colours1909-1922: Camouflage and Markings Vol 4 - Against Soviets by Marat Khairulin. An image of the cover plus 11 sample pages are included.

In the Gallery, Antoine Huyghe presents five images of his Pilot Replicas 1/48 scale Saab J29 F.

On Missing-Lynx, I review the debut offering from new company Vespid Models, a 1/72 scale Pz.Kpfw. VIII Maus V2. You don't build 1/72 scale tanks? You're not interested in late-war German Panzer projects? Read on anyway. This one might just change your mind! Images of the box art, instruction, photo-etched fret and plastic parts are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

26 June, 2020

John Miller reviews and demonstrates an interesting new product - The David Union DU400 Pencil-Style Hobby Sander. 17 images of the sander's components and its results are included.

Barracuda Studios presents Preview images and detailed information about six new products - 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 wheels for the Hawker Hurricane, two sets of 1/48 scale main wheels for a range of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 models plus a Fw 190 cockpit upgrade set that includes a seat with cast-on harness, control column, gunsight and smaller details. Multiple images of each new product are included, and they are all available right now from Barracuda Studios' website.

25 June, 2020

John Miller reviews ICM's 1/32 scale Gloster Gladiator Mk.II, including 22 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top.

Paul Sched presents three photos and a description of his Minicraft 1/72 scale Martin PBM-5A Mariner in the Gallery.

Mark I. Models has sent Preview images and detailed information about their three new 1/144 scale HS.748 Andover HS.748/BAe.748 Civil Livery kits. These are available now from specialist hobby shops worldwide and online.

24 June, 2020

Meng Model has announced another 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.I release, this time a Limited Edition offering with a 1/10 scale bust of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. Images and information may be found on the Preview page.

Alan Price presents six images of his two 1/48 scle Airfix Hurricane Mk.Is in the Gallery.

G.W.H. has sent photos of the moulds from their forthcoming 1/48 scale Su-27UB Flanker-C. I have added these to the Preview page.

23 June, 2020

In the Gallery, I present five images and a description of my just finished Eduard 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108.

In a related Item, here is some video footage that I took of a post-war French built Bf 108, the Nord 1001 Pingouin powered with a Renaultt 6Q engine, in action at the 2005 Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow. Apologies about the resolution - you couldn't publish HD to YouTube in the olden days!

Jennings Heilig has sent Preview information and images of his decals set to provide a colourful option for the new Lukagraph 1/32 scle Dragon Rapide kit. Two reference photos plus images of the decals and instrcutions are included.

22 June, 2020

The 48ers is offering a 20% discount on pre-orders for the forthcoming Zoukei-Mura 1/48 scale F-4E Phantom II (Early version) "Betty Lou". The kit is expected to ship in October.

We have received sprue photos of the forthcoming 1/32 scale Fokker Dr.I from Meng Model. More details will be posted as they are received.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews two recent releases from MiniArt:

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19 June, 2020

John Miller presents his Eduard's 1/72 scale Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat in a new Feature Article focusing on his painting and weathering techniques. 21 images, including plenty of progress phtoos, are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that Airframe & Miniature No 15 -The Grumman F6F Hellcat is being printed right now. Copies are due on 26 June. More details and a special pre-order offer may be found here.

18 June, 2020

Tonight I review Das Werk's brand new 1/32 scale Junkers EF-126 / EF-127. 28 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Jonathan Bryon presents the fourth and concluding instalment of his Scooter series - Hasegawa's 1/48 scale A-4H Skyhawk in Israeli colours. 42 images, incuding progress photos, are included.

17 June, 2020

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale Royal Navy Tugmaster Flight Deck Tractor. 17 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, box top, instructions and a reference photo are included.

We have Preview images and information of the next G.W.H. release a 1/48 scale Su-27UB Flanker-C. This kit will be available in August.

In the Gallery, Mark Kannemeyer presents nine images and a description of his Airfix 1/24 scale Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib. A reference photo is included too.

16 June, 2020

In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I unbox Das Werk's brand new 1/32 scale Junkers EF-126 / EF-127

15 June, 2020

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents 24 images of his Ocidental 1/48 scale Fiat G.91 R-1 Preserie conversion.

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/32 scale AGM-114 Hellfire Set. 12 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and instructions are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews Zvezda's 1/35 scale Pantsir-S1 Russian Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft System "SA-22 Greyhound". 13 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

We have Preview images and information about the first four releases from new small scale Spanish accessory and figure company, AGN Modelworks.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

12 June, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-4 engine set. 27 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Dario Giuliano presents eight images and a reference photo of his Eduard 1/48 P-51D-5 Mustang.

The new issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This issue we have five build articles including my Revell / ICM 1/32 Bu 131, Jamie Haggo's post-apocalyptic Defiant, Eduard's new 1/72 Fokker D.VII (OAW), the latest instalment of the Zoukei-Mura Hs 129 series and more! MAI will continue to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

11 June, 2020

Tonight I review Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc Trop, including 21 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decald and box top.

I also examine Euro Decals' 1/32 scale F-16C Vipers 176th Fighter Squadron. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Jean-Marc Berth brings us his cutaway drawing of a P-51D Mustang.

10 June, 2020

Tonight I review Dora Wings' 1/32 scale Dewoitine D.500 including 22 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

I also examine Euro Decals' 1/32 scale F-16C Vipers 176th Fighter Squadron. Images od the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents 17 images and a description of his Roden 1/144 scale Bristol Britannia.

9 June, 2020

Tolga Ulgur presents 36 images of his improved Hobby Boss 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.Vb in the Gallery.

Tonight I review Fantasy Printshop's 1/32 scale Current Luftwaffe Insignia set.

Floyd Werner reviews Detail and Scale's new release, F/A-18E & F/A-18F Super Hornet (includes the EA-18G Growler). An image of the cover and nine sample pages are included.

8 June, 2020

We have Preview information about two new 1/48 scale decal releases and five reprints from Furball Decals. Check out the Preview page for details.

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my Italeri 1/35 scale Crusader Mk.II finished in Caunter Scheme.

I review Hussar Productions' big new reference book, Camouflage and Markings of the Panzerwaffe. Images of the cover and nine sample spreads are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

5 June, 2020

John Miller reviews Modelsvit's new 1/48 scale P-51H Mustang. 31 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions, marking guide and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Keith Sherwood has been very quick completing Dora Wings' 1/32 scale Dewoitine D.500. Five images and a description are included.

4 June, 2020

Tonight I review Ronin Decals' 1/48 scale EA-18G Growler 6 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force 100th Anniversary 1917-2017. Images of the two screen printed decal sheets, instructions and cover are included.

We have Preview information on a stack of new decal and accessory releases from Aerocraft Models for Gladiator, Buccaneer, Twin Otter & the Bf 108. Check out the Preview page for details.

Barracuda Studios' website has been off the air for most of the last week but is back online now.

The new issue of Model Military International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. It's a great issue with build articles on Tamiya's brand new 1/35 scale KV-1, a guide to painting German winter finishes by Clayton Ockerby, Hauler's 1/72 scale Tetrach, MMK's 1/35 Tatra and and much more! MMI will continue to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

3 June, 2020

The 48ers has restocked and are expecting many more new products from a number of manufacturers around the globe despite the global supply chain restrictions and challenges. Also, more than 2,500 products are on sale!

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Airfix 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV. 15 images are included.

We have box art images and information for the next three releses from Sword - 1/72 scale TBM-3S / -3S2 / -3R Avengers. Checke the Preview page for details. It's worth checking out the Preview for Jerry Boucher's lovely box art alone.

In tonight's ScaleWorkshop video I present my unboxing of Dora Wings' brand new 1/32 scale Dewoitine D.500, their first offering in this scale.

2 June, 2020

I am sad to report the passing of prominent Australian modeller, Lawrence Parry. David Couche and Stephen Portelli have sent an obituary, which you may read by following this link.

 Tonight I review Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc, including 21 images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decald and box top.

David Couche examines Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale solid bronze undercarriage legs for the Eduard Hawker Tempest. Six images of the brass and resin parts, packaging and instructions are included.

1 June, 2020

After reading John Miller's review of the Eduard 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108 on Friday, I found one in a local shop and snapped it up! In tonight's ScaleWorkshop video, I share my first impressions.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews Zvezda's 1:35 Russian 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier Bumerang, including 14 images of the kit's parts, decals and box top.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

29 May, 2020

John Miller reviews the new Eduard 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun. 24 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, marking guide, decals and box top. Interesting one this - it seems that the kit was originally released in 2018 by a company called "Striped Fighter", but I'd never seen one built or heard anything much about it

John also reviews Eduard's BRASSIN resin wheel set and Photo-Etched Set for the new Eduard 1/32 Bf 108. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts, masks and packaging are included.

28 May, 2020

Tonight I present four images and a description of my newly built (but far from new) Pacific Coast Models 1/32 scale Fiat G.55 Centauro.

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Tempest Mk.V Stencil Decals. Images of the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Model Monkey has a number of new 3D printed resin releases, including 1/18 scale Merlin engine exhausts, "orange slice" type, for Spitfire, Seafire, Hurricane, etc.; 1/24 scale and 1/32 scale 108-gallon and 75-gallon drop tanks for P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, etc.; 1/24 scale 500 lb. US general purpose bombs, World War Two-era; 1/24 scale HVAR 5-inch rockets for P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, etc;. 1/35 scale and 1/48 scale Full Motion Video antennas for AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters. All are available now from the Model Monkey website.

27 May, 2020

Jon Bryon presents Part Three of his Skyhawk series, a new Feature Article focusing on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale TA-4J Skyhawk. 46 images, including progress photos, are included.

26 May, 2020

Tonight I review the brand new Arma Hobby 1/72 scale FM-2 Wildcat Expert Set in detail. 24 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Jean-Baptiste Saillant presents his Dragon 1/72 scale Heinkel He 219 A-2. Yes, it really is 1/72 scale!

25 May, 2020

Alan Firbank reviews Xtradecals' 1/48 scale de Havilland Tiger Moth Pt. 1 FAA, RAAF, RNZAF & SAAF. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews Bronco's 1/35 scale Krupp Protze Radio Command Car , including 11 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Andrew also reviews AMMO by Mig Jiminez Shaders. Two images are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

22 May, 2020

Jon Bryon presents Part Two of his Skyhawk series focusing on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale A-4L Skyhawk. 32 images are included.

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale Yokosuka Ohka MXY7-K1 KAI (two seats). 12 images are included.

21 May, 2020

In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I unbox the brand new Arma Hobby 1/72 scale General Motors FM-2 Wildcat.

20 May, 2020

John Miller reviews Roden's 1/32 scale Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet. 16 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Red Roo Models' 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.II / Mk.V Rotol Spinner and Propeller Blades. Six images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Pascal Frey presents five images and a description of his Roden 1/48 scale Cessna O-1 Bird Dog.

19 May, 2020

Jon Bryon presents a big new article on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale A-4E Skyhawk in a particularly striking grey tiger stripe scheme. 59 images, including plenty of captioned progress photos, are included.

David Couche reviews Comprehensive Series Scale Model Aircraft Manual No. 5, "Building and Detailing the Monogram/Revell 1/48 Scale B-26 Marauder" by Mike Ashey.

18 May, 2020

David Couche reviews TG Decals' 1/72 and 1/48 scale "Eye Catcher Mustangs 1". Images of the cover, instructions and decal sheets are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Andrew Judson reviews Panda's 1/35 scale HMEE-1 (High Mobility Engineer Excavator), including 22 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

Andrew also reviews a number of new painting and finishing products from AMMO by Mig Jiminez - Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Panzer Figures Set, Black Super Glue and Super Glue Activator. Images of all products are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

15 May, 2020

John Miller reviews ICM's 1/72 scale Polikarpov U-2/Po-2VS. 17 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, markig guide and box top are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa / Revell 1/72 scale P2V-7 Neptune. 22 images, incuding progress photos, are included.

We have Preview artwork and more information about Azur FFROM's all-new 1/72 scale Martin B-10, due for release soon.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that their next book in the Airframe & Miniature series, covering the Grumman F6F Hellcat, is due in late June. Details available on Valiant Wings Publishing's website.

14 May, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's Limited Edition 1/48 scale MiG-21bis Around the World. 50 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide, instructions and box art are included.s

ARMA Hobby has announced that their next kit, a 1/72 scale FM-2 Wildcat, will be available soon. You can check out more information and photos on ARMA's website. We'll be reviewing this kit in detail as soon as it arrives.

In the Gallery, Floyd S. Werner Jr.presents six images and a description of his Revell & Werner's Wings 1/32 scale AH-1F Cobra Super Conversion.

13 May, 2020

John Miller presents a handy new "how-to" article - Making Aircraft Navigation Lights. 18 step-by-step images are included.

Great Wall Hobby has sent Preview images and information on their forhcoming 1/48 scale Su-35S Flanker-E Russian Knights Aerobatic Team.

Roland Sachsenhofer brings us a new article on his Modelsvit 1/48 scale XP-55 Ascender. 18 images are included.

12 May, 2020

Internet has been down here. It's back now so we'll have some new Previews, Reviews and Galleries tomorrow!

11 May, 2020

Just a reminder that the 48ers 30% pre-order offer on AMMO, Zoukei-Mura, Kinetic, GWH and Eduard is still on until this Thursday.

Tonight I review Sabre Model's 1/48 scale Doolittle Raid figure set. 11 images of the two resin figures, decals and the box art are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my new Tamiya 1/35 scale KV-1 Russian Heavy Tank Model 1941 Early Production.

Peter Brown reviews four 1/35 scale FV432 Conversion Sets from Scorpion Miniature Models. 13 images of the instructions are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

8 May, 2020

Tonight I review Sword's 1/48 scale Meteor NF.14, including a comparison to the 2005 Classic Airframes Meteor NF.11/13. 21 images of the plastic parts, decals and box art are included.

7 May, 2020

Eduard is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Victory Europe Day with discounts on their webstore from now until Sunday, May 10th 24:00 hrs (UTC+2). 15% OFF (20% for BFC members) on all items of the webstore.

Tonight I review Sabre Model's 1/48 scale U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat Pilot Team (1980s). Eight images of the resin figures and the box art are included.

In the Gallery, Mark Kannemeyer presents four images of his Trumpeter 1/32 scale TBF-1 Avenger.

5 May, 2020

Tonight I present five images and a description of my newly complete Revell (reboxed ICM)1/32 scale Bucker Bu 131 Jungmann. I'm selling this one BTW, so drop me a note if you're interested in pricing and other details.

Graham Carter reviews Brengun's new 1/72 scale Extra 300L / 330LC. Nine images of the pladtic parts, decals and box top are included.

Even with the shops closed, current and back issues of your favourite Doolittle Media model magazines - Tamiya Model Magaine International, Model Airplane International, Model Military International and Military Illustrated Modeller are all available in paper format direct from Dollittle Publishing. Digital versions are available too, directly from these links:

4 May, 2020

I posted a live stream unboxing of the new Sword 1/48 scale Meteor NF.14 to Facebook on Saturday. Below is a replay of the stream. This video is a mirror image - I forgot to change that setting!.

The 48ers is offering ZM, GWH, Kinetic as well as Eduard kits at up to 30% off as pre-order items and for just a few days.

1 May, 2020

John Miller reviews Eduard's Limited Edition "Du Doch Nicht!!" Ernst Udet’s Aircraft with three complete 1/48 scale kits - an Albatross D.V/Va, a Fokker Dr.I and a Fokker D.VII. Also included is a resin figure of Udet, a full size replica of his "Blue Max" and more. 18 images are included.

30 April, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN Focke-Wulf Fw-190 A-4 Engine and Fuselage Guns for the Eduard kits. 36 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents 14 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Hawker Car Door Typhoon Mk.Ib.

Aerocraft has five new sets for the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hunter plus two corrected sets. The two corrected sets are the F.4 Spine and the flying surface set for the Mk.6 . The new sets are:

F.5 Spine

Ailerons for all versions

Flaps Ailerons, and Air Brake for F.4 and F.5

Flaps, Ailerons and Air Brake and parts to convert Mk.6 wing to a Mk.9

230 Gallon wing tanks

29 April, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-4 Engine and Fuselage Guns. 38 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Christos Papadopoulos presents 15 images of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4.

Dana Bell is offering a half-price sale on his Aircraft Pictorial series books.  The offer is available through Amazon for delivery to US addresses only. Links to available titles below:

28 April, 2020

Tonight I review Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale PZL P.11c Expert Set. 19 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, masks, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Paul Sched presents three images and a description of his colourful Hasegawa 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas F-15 ACTIVE.

27 April, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale F-4J Phantom II Exhaust Nozzles. Four images of the resin and photo-etched parts, plus the packaging are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Greg Neal reviews MiniArt's 1/35 scale B-Type Military Omnibus. 19 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etched fret, marking schemes and box top are included.

Cookie Sewell examines Trumpeter's 1/35 scale Russian BREM-1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle. An image of the box art is included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

24 April, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Eduard's lovely 1/72 scale MiG-21MF Intereceptor. Images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, marking options, decals and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Brengun's 1/48 scale Clarkat Type B Royal Navy 1940s / 1950s Deck Tractor. Six images of the kit's resin parts, decals, instruction and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Bill Gilman presents 13 images and a description of his Tamiya 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc.

23 April, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's new 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS ProfiPACK, including 12 images of the new plastic parts, the photo-etched fret, decals and box top.

Graham Carter reviews Valiant Wings Publishing's "The Horten Ho IX / Ho 229 - A Technical Guide". An image of the cover and three sample spreads are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 36 images of his second Hasegawa 1/32 scale P-40N Warhawk, this time an early N-1 version.

22 April, 2020

Here's a great idea for a new tool by John Miller - making and using drill bit extenders. Step-by-step captioned photos are provided for making and using the extenders.

Alan Price wraps up his trilogy with the new Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire FR.Mk.XIV in the Gallery.

21 April, 2020

John Miller reviews Special Hobby's 1/48 scale SAAB AJ-37 Viggen. 18 images of the kit's plastic parts, colour photo-etch, marking guide, decals and box top.

Alan Price presents three images of his Airfix 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 87 B-1 Stuka.

20 April, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Osprey Publishing's "Operation Eagle Claw 1980" by Justin W. Williamson . Images of the cover plus two sample spreads are included.

In the Gallery, Alan Price presents three images of hisTamiya 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I, which was featured in the March 2020 issue of Model Airplane International as the first part of his new Battle of Britain series.

On Missing-Lynx, Peter Brown reviews Haynes Publishing's "AMX30 Main Battle Tank Enthusiasts' Manual". An image of the cover plus five sample spreads are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

17 April, 2020

John Miller reviews Special Hobby's new 1/48 Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario. 17 images of the plastic parts, marking schemes, decals and box top are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing advises that Airframe & Miniature No 14 – The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka is now on press. The delivery date is likely to be towards the end of next week. An extra few bonuses - there are now two sets of 1/48 scale plans and two pages worth of stencil data as part of the text.

Dave Wilson updates us on the latest regarding Wingnut Wings closure. This is very sad news.

16 April, 2020

Tolga Ulgur presents 45 images of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale P-40N Warhawk “Joanne 49” in the Gallery.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/32 scale BRASSIN resin wheels for the HK Models B-17 Flying Fortress. Six images are included.

Red Roo Models has announced a "Best Arma Kit Online" competition, which would have been part of this year's Model Expo in Melbourne but sadly the show has been cancelled. Trophies have already been made so it would be a shame to waste them! Entries are limited to Australian residents because of the difficulties posting a trophy overseas.

15 April, 2020

Leo Stevenson presents his HK Models 1/32 scale Lancaster B.Mk.I, including a description of the oil canning effect and painting. 16 images are included.

Dora Wings has sent Preview images of the box top, sprues, marking schemes and a finished model of their brand new 1/32 scale Dewoitine D.500. This will be Dora Wings' first 1/32 scale model. More detail will follow in the coming weeks.

Something a little different - I did a live stream unboxing of the new Modeslvit 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 D-1 on Facebook yesterday. Below is a replay of the stream. This video is a mirror image - I think I have found the setting that will fix that next time.

14 April, 2020

Valter Vaudagna presents eleven images and a description of his Monogram 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback in the Gallery.

Graham Carter reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale Yakovlev Yak-1 "Aces". 12 images are included.

Easter Monday, 2020

The 48ers has 800+ Aires WWI & WWII products on Pre-Order at 10% discount for only 2 weeks. Also, the 48ers continues to offer up to 30% their entire product portfolio.

Tonight I review Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale F-14D Tomcat cockpit. Eleven images of the set's resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

David Couche examines Pen & Sword Books' Images of War: Japan Triumphant - The Far East Campaign 1941-1942. 12 images of the cover and sample pages are included.

Good Friday, 2020

John Miller reviews AMP's 1/48 scale Supermarine S-5. 13 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, masking sheet, decals, colour guide and box top are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Italeri 1/72 scale B-58 Hustler. 22 images are included.

9 April, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale PZL P.11c Kresy. Ten images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

I have archived "What's New" entries from November 2019 to February 2020. These may be found, along with all the other What's New archive pages dating back to 2008, at the bottom of this page. Earlier entries may be found in the Indexes.

8 April, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Eduard's 1/144 scale F6F-5 Hellcat, including 11 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and packaging.

Keith Sherwood has wasted no time building the brand new Airfix 1/48 scale Tiger Moth. Seven images are included in his Gallery entry.

7 April, 2020

In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I unbox the band new Airfix 1/48 scale Tiger Moth.

6 April, 2020

Tonight I review Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale P-38F/G Supercharger set. Five images of the resin parts, the packaging and instructions are included.

Aerocraft Models has announced that a number of recent brass undercarriage legs that quickly sold out will be available again shortly. You may order these online now:

On Missing-Lynx, we have Preview information and images from the brand new company, Vespid Models. Their first two kits will be a 1/72 scale Maus V2 and a 1/72 scale Comet Mk.IA. Check out box art, sprues, instructions and more on rhe Preview page.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

3 April, 2020

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.I early version. 15 images are included.

Aerocraft Models has a new release - a distortion-free clear resin canopy and windscreen set for the Revell 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang kit. This is available for ordering right now from the Aerocraft Models website.

2 April, 2020

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 and 1/32 scale S-100 Camcopter kits. 16 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box tops for both kits.

Tonight I examine Goodman Models' Super Sanding Blocks Value Pack. Eleven images of the blocks, their packagung and associated contents are included.

The new issue of Model Military International magazine is out now, and with most shops closed around the world you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. It's a great issue with build articles on Tamiya's brand new 1/48 scale T-55, Luke Pitt's 1/35 scale Desert Shield Sheriden, Andrew Judson's prophetic post-apocolyptic diorama and much more! MMI will continue to be published in print and digital format during the Corona crisis and we'd be very grateful if you would buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Not only will you have an entertaining and informative magazine to while away your self isolation, but every single issue sold will help your favourite titles survive. Thanks!

31 March, 2020

Tonight I examine Euro Decals' 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4C William Tell 1976 decal set. Images of the instructions, the cover and both decal sheets are included.

David Couch reviews Luftwaffe Im Focus No.29. Images of the cover and seven sample spreads are included.

In the Gallery, Fernando Rolandelli presents his Revell 1/72 scale McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II. 12 images are included.

30 March, 2020

The 48ers is offering a discount up to 30% on ALL their products! Check out their webstore now.

Noy Pines presents a 1/72 scale Israeli Hardened Airfield Shelter diorama by Phil Agnew. 100 images of the completed diorama and construction are included.

Hussar Productions has announced two forthcoming conversions for the Trumpeter 1/35 scale BRDM-2 armoured car - a BRDM-2 M96 Szakal (Jackal) and a BRDM-2 Zbik (Wildcat). Both conversions include resin, photo-etch, turned brass parts and decals. Follow this link for images and more information.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

27 March, 2020

Eduard is holding a Quarantine Party with a 20% discount off all items in their webstore (25% for members of the Bunny Fighter Club. A commemorative decal-style sticker with the Quarantine Bunny Cup design will be included with each order. The sale runs until next Wedneday, 1 April.

John Miller presents Part Two of his report and 43 images from the NorthWest Scale Modelers Annual Model at Seattle’s Museum of Flight: Version 2020.

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Fokker D.VII (Mag) Limited Edition. Images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Fundekdals has sent Preview information and images of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Rhodesian Hawker Hunter decal set. More details regading availbility and release dates will follow.

26 March, 2020

Hannants has announced that it is business as usual. Also, the new Airfix 1/48 scale Tiger Moth is in stock and available to order now (I ordered two!)

Tonight I review Azur FRROM's 1/72 scale Potez 25 A2/B2 Hispano. Images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

David Couche reviews North Star Models' 1/32 scale Mk 82 Snakeye Bombs with Mk15 Mod 4 Fin. Ten images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and instructions are included.

Fundekdals has sent Preview information and an image of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Hellcats and Corsairs of the Naval Reserve decal set. More details regading availbility and release dates will follow.

25 March, 2020

Jim Bates reviews Trumpeter's 1/144 scale Avro Vulcan B.Mk.2. Twelve images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Tonight I examine BarracudaCast's 1/48 scale resin Hawker Sea Fury Gear Bay Set. Five images of the resin parts, instructions and packaging are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Special Hobby 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Me 209 V2. 12 images of the model under construction and completed are included.

24 March, 2020

Tonight I review Sword's new 1/48 scale Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario. 18 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, decals and box top.

23 March, 2020

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest Ailerons and Elevators. Three images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I present four images and a description of my built and painted brand new Tamiya 1/35 scale French Light Tank R35.

I also review Tamiya's KV-1 Model 1941 Early Production. 31 images of the plastic parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

20 March, 2020

Jon Bryon presents a big new Feature Article on his Airfix 1/48 scale Supermarine Seafire F.XVII. 49 images, including plenty of progress photos, are included.

John Miller reviews MikroMir's 1/48 scale De Havilland DH.88 Comet. 19 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Tonight I review Barracuda Studios' 1/24 scale F6F Hellcat Diamond Tread and Block Tread tyres. Images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

18 March, 2020

In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I unbox Tamiya's forthcoming 1/35 scale KV-1 Model 1941 Early Production.

Tonight I review AIMS' 1/32 scale Gloster Gladiator photo-etched landing flap set. Images of the packaging, the photo-etched fret and the instructions are included.

Michael Rohde presents a new Feature Article on his Italeri 1/72 scale CANT Z 501 'Gabbiano' Limited Edition. Eleven images are included.

17 March, 2020

Roland Sachsenhofer presents 12 images and a description of his Trumpeter 1/32 scale Mustang Mk.III in the Gallery.

David Couche reviews Sword's 1/72 scale AD-4W/AEW.1 Skyraider. 20 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, decals and box art are included.

Tonight I examine Exito Decals 1/48 scale Yakovlev Yak-1b "Yak Attack". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

16 March, 2020

Squadron has a 25% off "stuck at home" sale from now until midnight Monday. Simply use the code MARCH25 for a 25% discount sitewide.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Bronco's 1/35 scale Hungarian CV-35.M / CV-35 Command Tank (2 in 1). 21 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, making schemes and box top are included.

HobbyLink Japan's 2020 Spring Sale is on now and running to 11:00am Monday morning, March 23rd (all Japan Standard Time, UTC + 9).

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

13 March, 2020

John Miller presents a report and 42 images from the NorthWest Scale Modelers Annual Model at Seattle’s Museum of Flight: Version 2020.

Tonight I review Exito Decals' 1/48 scale North American P-51D "Yoxford Girls". Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Graham Carter reviews Frontline Books' "Messerschmitt Bf 109 The Latter Years" by Chris Goss. Images of the cover plus three sample spreads are included.

12 March, 2020

David Couche reviews ARMA Hobby's 1/72 scale Yakovlev Yak-1b. 21 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

I examine AIMS Decals' 1/32 scale Gloster Gladiator Mk.I / Sea Gladiator in FAA/RAF and Commonwealth Service. Images of the cover, the instructions and decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Antoine Huyghe presents nine images and a description of his Zoukei-Mura 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta-152 H-1.

11 March, 2020

Roland Sachsenhofer has a new Feature Article on his A&A 1/72 scale VJ 101C X-1. 18 images of the completed model and under construction are included. Worth checking out!

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat ProfiPACK. 24 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top.

I examine AIMS Decals' 1/32 scale Gloster Gladiator / Sea Gladiator markings for silver dope-finished options. Images of the cover, the instructions and decal sheet are included.

10 March, 2020

John Miller reviews Kitty Hawk's new 1/48 scale FJ-2 Fury. 19 images are included.

Steve Pritchard presents a new article on his Tamiya 1/48 scale P-38F/G Lightning. 17 images are included.

9 March, 2020

In the Gallery, we have five images of the brand new Sword 1/48 scale Reggiane Re.2005 by Ales Pavlas.

On Missing-Lynx, Luke Pitt reviews Nuts & Bolts Vol. 43, FAMO's Sd.Kfz.9 18 ton Zugkraftwagen Armoured and Unarmoured Variants. An image of the cover plus three sample spreads are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

6 March, 2020

Barracuda Studios has announced four new releases - two sets of 1/24 scale Hellcat wheels, a new undercarriage bay for the Airfix 1/48 scale Sea Fury and re-released cast brass undercarriage legs, and 1/48 scale Tempest ailerons and elevators. Images and information appear on the Preview page. These are all available right now Barracuda Studios' website.

Images and information Valiant Wings Publishing announces The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka - A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Famous Dive-Bomber by Richard A Franks, the fourteenth in the series and their fifty-fifth book to date This is scheduled to publish in early April. Follow this link for pre-order information, images and more.

We have Preview information and images of the forthcoming Sword 1/48 scale Meteor NF.14, including sprue shots, decals ans boxtop. This is due for release in late March.

4 March, 2020

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Albatros D.V Weekend Edition. Twelve images of the kit's plastic parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Iliad Decal's 1/48 scale Starfighters in Combat! Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Floyd Werner presents seven images of his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2/R1.

3 March, 2020

The 48ers is excited to announce that they have started to expand into WWI and WWII eras. They are currently offering 20% off all pre-order aftermarket sets from Eduard and Master (approx. 1,000 products) until the end of March. See all products here.

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on his Zoukei-Mura 1/48 scale F-4S Phantom II. 24 images are included.

Tonight I examine Iliad Design's 1/48 scale "More Air National Guard Mustangs". Images of the instructions, cover and decals are included.

We have Preview images and images of Noy's Miniatures' "2-in-1 WWII Generic Hangar (Inside) Sets", available in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Eight images are included.

2 March, 2020

Valter Vaudagna brings us 15 images of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc conversion in the Gallery.

On Missing-Lynx, I present four images and a description of my brand new 1/48 scale Tamiya Russian Medium Tank T-55.

I also provide an in-box review of the Tamiya 1/48 scale T-55. 26 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Blaine Singleton presents a new article on his AFV Club 1/35 scale M1296 Stryker Dragoon. 13 images are included.

Archer Fine Transfers has announed two new 1/35 scale releases, all available now:

Also available now are 1/16 U.S. Ranger, 82nd, 11th, 17th, and 101st Airborne Division patches and 1/32 and 1/24 scale Resin British Cowl Fasteners.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

 

 

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