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For more info and images, check out Alpine's website.

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10 February, 2017

Tamiya's brand new 1/48 scale Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien is the subject of tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video (with my apologies for any Japanese mispronunciation!) To view this 7:35 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version

James Hatch reviews Robert Mrozowski Model & Design's 1/32 scale Norden Bombsight. 17 images include photos of the resin parts, packaging and instructions plus some detailed reference shots.

In the Gallery, we have eight images of Eric Morningstar's Hasegawa 1/72 scale Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Flying Dragon).

9 February, 2017

Brad Fallen reviews Special Hobby's 1/48 scale Pfalz E.I, including 34 photos of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top.

8 February, 2017

Jennings Heilig reviews Bobcat Hobby Model Kits' 1/48 scale Yak-28P Firebar. 57 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, instructions and box top.

Mark Davies examines CMK's 1/72 scale Quick & Easy Mirage F.1 wheels and seats sets. Images of the packaging, the instructions and the resin parts are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 31 images and a description of his Accurate Miniatures 1/48 scale North American Mustang Mk.Ia.

7 February, 2017

Mick Evans presents a new Feature Article on building Kinetic's 1/48 scale Mirage IIIEBR / IIIEA / IAI M5 Dagger South America. 14 images are included, including progress photos.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor C-2, C-3, C-4, C-8 decal set. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have Preview images and information on the next releases from AIMS - photo-etched updates for Me 262 kits, a resin and PE correction for the Hobby Boss Me 262 A-1/U3 and a simple Do 17 Z-6 conversion, all in 1/48 scale. News of a future 1/48 scale Ju 388 L conversion is included too!

6 February, 2017

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images of his 1/48 scale Ferdinand, with Tank Workshop's resin conversion applied to Tamiya's new Elefant Heavy Tank Destroyer kit.

I also review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Vickers Supermarine Walrus Collection. Images of the decals, the cover and the instructions are included.

For our Australian visitors, Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs Scale Modelling Club will be holding its annual Model Kit Swap and Sell on Sunday 5 March from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Box Hill Community Arts Centre. More details on the ESSMC website.

Cookie Sewell reviews Panda Hobby 1/35 scale Bumerang IFV, including an image of the box art.

Blast Models has annouced the release of five new WWI French figures plus a 150mm mortar in 1/35 scale, available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35272F FRENCH SOLDIER N°1 - WWI
    BL35273F FRENCH SOLDIER N°2 - WWI
    BL35282K 150MM MORTAR MLE 1838 "LOUIS PHILIPPE" & AMMO - WWI
    BL35284F FRENCH SOLDIER N°3 - WWI
    BL35285F FRENCH SOLDIER N°4 - WWI

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3 February, 2017

Mick Evans presents a new Feature Article on building the Kinetic 1/48 scale McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet. 12 images are included.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 Stab Pt. 2. Images of the cover, the eight marking options and the decal sheet are included.

2 February, 2017

We have Preview images and information about Sword's forthcoming all-new 1/72 scale Ki-102b Otsu (Randy) and reissued Curtiss SO3C Seamew. Even if you're not interested in the kits or the scale, check out the Preview page to see Jerry Boucher's gorgeous box art!

Marcus Thornely reviews Linden Hill Decals' "Pavlovs MiGs, 2015 VVS of Russia MiG-29s". Images of the two decal sheets, the cover and instructions are included.

In the Gallery, Ulf Andersson presents a vignette of a crashed Hellcat based on Eduard's 1/72 scale F6F-5. Four images are included.

Just a point of clarification on Floyd's Detail & Scale book review yesterday - you don't need an iPod or Kindle. You just need a computer with one of the book apps program on it.

1 February, 2017

Here's a treat - Dave Aungst follows up his classic four-part series on the Hasegawa 1/48 Tomcat from 2001 (oh my, doesn't time fly!) with a Feature Article on building Tamiya's new 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat. 37 images of the model under construction, being painted and completed are included.

James Hatch follows up with reviews of Eduard's 1/32 scale Me 262 B-1 Nightfighter Interior, Exterior, STEEL Seat Belts and Masks. Eleven images of the frets and packaging are included.

Floyd S. Werner Jr. examines Detail & Scale's Digital Edition of "Attack on Pearl Harbor: Japan Awakens A Sleeping Gian"t by Bert Kinzey. 16 screen shots are included.

31 January, 2017

James Hatch reviews Revell's new 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1 Nightfighter, including 51 images of the kit parts, decals and box art.

30 January, 2017

Mark Davies examines Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale SC 50 German WWII Bombs. Images of the resin parts, decals and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Matt Reeves presents eleven images and a description of his Revell 1/72 scale Iraqi MiG-29.

Cookie Sewell reviews the GREX Genesis XA Airbrush Set including an image of the package contents.

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27 January, 2017

Tonight, I examine the third of LifeLike's re-issued and revised 1/48 scale 244th Sentai decals, perfectly timed for Tamiya's Nakajima Ki-61 Hein Type I-Tei kit. Images of the instructions and the decals are included.

26 January, 2017

Tonight I review OzMods' new 1/144 scale Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.32. Images of the injection moulded plastic parts, resin, vacform and decals are included.

I also examine LifeLike's re-issued and revised 1/48 scale 244th Sentai decals, Part 2, perfectly timed for Tamiya's Nakajima Ki-61 Hein Type I-Tei kit. Markings for two Ki-27s are included too. Images of the decals and the instructions are provided in the review.

25 January, 2017

Ray Rimell reviews Wingnut Wings' all-new 1/32 scale Sopwith Camel kits, including images of the kit parts, decals, built-up models and reference photos. This review will also appear in the next Windsock Datafile Special. Many thanks to Ray and Albatros Productions for their offer to reproduce this review on HyperScale.

Tonight I examine LifeLike's re-issued and revised 1/48 scale 244th Sentai Ki-61 decals, Part 1, perfectly timed for Tamiya's Hein Type I-Tei kit. Images of the decals and the instructions are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents eleven images and a description of his Airfix 1/144 scale De Havilland Comet 4B in the Gallery.

Kitty Hawk has sent five images of two built-up examples of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Etendard IVP / IVM. These have been added to the Preview page.

24 January, 2017

Tonight I review Special Hobby's 1/48 scale Fiat CR.32 Freccia / Chirri, including images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

We have five Preview photos and information on Fisher Model and Pattern's next release - a 1/32 scale RF-8A Crusader conversion.

Mark Davies reviews six new Eduard accessories for their 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.IX kits - exhausts, ordnance and upper cowl covers. 19 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and packaging are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing has advised us that their first book for 2017 and their 33rd title in the stable, Airframe Album No 11 - The Fieseler Fi 156: A Detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe’s Versatile Storch (Including Post-War Derivatives) by Richard A. Franks, is available for pre-order now. More information on Valiant Wings' website.

23 January, 2017

Mark Davies rounds up ten Eduard BRASSIN 1/72 scale Spitfire undercarriage and wheel sets, including images of all the sets.

In the Gallery, Floyd Werner presents his Tamiya 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang, including reference photos of his chosen subject.

On Missing-Lynx, Cookie Sewell reviews Trumpeter's 1/35 scale Russian 9P113 TEL w/9M21Rocket of 9K52 Luna-M Short-range artillery rocket system (FROG-7). An image of the box art is included.

Blast Models has annouced the release of six new figure and accessory sets in 1/35 scale, available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35274F AFRICAN WOMAN N°1
    BL35275K RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES - 12 PCS
    BL35276K RECYCLED SODA CANS - 24 PCS
    BL35277F AFRICAN WOMAN N°2
    BL35278K HOUSEHOLD BOTTLE N°2 - 18 PCS
    BL35279K MUSHROOMS - 30 PCS
    BL35280F GERMAN TANKER 1946 W/ GAS MASK
    BL35281F GERMAN TANK CREW 1946 W/ GAS MASKS

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20 January, 2017

Tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop takes a look at Squadron Kits' new 1/72 scale Haunebu II German Flying Saucer. The kit features 100 parts in grey plastic and 24 parts in clear, and should appeal to Luftwaffe '46 and science fiction modellers, or anyone who wants to have a bit of fun with speculative camouflage! To view this 4:38 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version

 

Rafe Morrissey presents a new Feature Article on an older subject: "The Once and Future Scooter: Building Monogram’s Classic 1/48 scale A-4 Skyhawk". 30 images of the model under construction and complete are included.

Tonight I review Xtradecals' 1/32 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.2/F.2 decals. Images of the cover, the instructions and the two full decal sheets are included.

19 January, 2017

Mark Davies reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale STEEL Remove Before Flight colour photo-etched fret. Images of the photo-etched parts and instructions are included.

18 January, 2017

I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Albatros D.III Weekend Edition. 14 images of the plastic and resin parts, decals, colour schemes and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Eric Morningstar presents seven images of his Hasegawa 1/72 scale Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu.

17 January, 2017

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale F6F-5N Nightfighter Weekend Edition. 25 images of the plastic and resin parts, decals, colour schemes and box top are included.

Mark Davies examines Phileditions' Squadrons! No. 15, "The North American Mitchell The Dutch, French & Poles". Images of the book's cover and five sample spreads are included.

In the Gallery, Rafi Ben-Shahar presents eight images of his Wingman Models 1/48 scale Kfir RC2.

MMP Books has sent a link to their interacive instrument panel from the book titled: Polish Aircraft (1939) Instrument Panels. More details are available by following this link.

16 January, 2017

I have made a couple of corrections to my review of Kinetic's 1/48 scale F/1A-18A+/B/CF-188 Hornet posted on Friday. In summary, the configuration of two closed nozzles as supplied in the kit is correct; and on upgraded RAAF F/A-18s, a dummy nose wheel bar was fitted (early RAAF Hornets were not fitted with the catapult tie bar, but its absence caused problems with nose wheel shimmy). Also, the Hornet has Leading Edge Flaps, not slats. These changes have been made to the review.

13 January, 2017

Tonight I review Kinetic's new 1/48 scale F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 Hornet, incuding 47 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, colour schemes and box top.

Sprue Brothers Models LLC/Douglas Model Distributors has been appointed US products distributor/dealer for Wingnut Wings. More details may be found on the Press Release page.

Barracuda Studios has sent a summary of some recent releases for new kits. These have been posted to a Preview page.

Valiant WIngs Publishing is celebrating the start of the New Year with a free shipping week. They are offering free postage and packing worldwide on our book range for one week, commencing on Tuesday 17th January and finishing on Saturday 21st January. If you are missing any titles from our ranges now is the time to invest, and save money. Just go to www.valiant-wings.co.uk to order.

12 January, 2017

Tonight I review Bronco's brand new 1/72 scale DFS 230 B-1 Assault Glider. 16 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Mark Daves reviews a new batch of Eduard's 1/72 scale STEEL belts for WWII US, French and Italian, plus RFC (spoiler alert - they're really thin and flexible!). Images of the photo-etched parts and packaging are included.

Silver Wings has sent 18 images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and markings of their brand new 1/32 scale Reggiane Re 2000, available now. These have been added to the Preview page.

11 January, 2017

Tonight I review Eduard's latest package in their EduArt series, "Dottie Mae", based on Hasegawa's excellent 1/32 scale P-47D Thunderbolt. 38 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, markings schemes, decals and box art are included. I've provided an analysis of the variants that may be built from the kit parts (in some cases with a little extra work).

In the Gallery, Clark Duan presents five images and a description of his Zvezda 1/72 scale Sukhoi Su-27SM.

Dave Jonhson from Weta Workshop / Wingnut Wings has made the following announcement: "We are aware that there is an issue with the consolidation of multiple items when pre-ordering the Sopwith Camel. Currently we have turned off the ability for Pre Orders from the Weta Store for the Sopwith Camel, and will will be in touch with those who have placed a pre-order shortly. We will provide an update soon once the issue has been fully looked into."

10 January, 2017

Mark Davies reviews Horizon Models' 1/72 scale Mercury-Atlas combination. 24 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

In the Gallery, we have 31 images of Tolga Ulgur's 1/48 scale Tamiya de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.XVII.

We have Preview images of the box art from Kitty Hawk's next two releases in 1/48 scale - a Sukhoi Su-17 Fitter and an Etendard IVP / IVM. More information will be available closer to release.

9 January, 2017

Mark Davies reviews Horizon Models' 1/72 scale Mercury Spacecraft kit, which includes two complete capsules. 14 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, instructions and box top are included.

I review Ultracast's new 1/48 scale replacement exhausts and two different styles of propeller and spinner assembly for the new Airfix 1/48 scale P-40B/C. Images of the resin parts and comparison to the Airfix kit parts are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review two new large-scale releases:

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6 January, 2017

James Hatch comprehensively reviews Special Hobby's 1/32 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.II Hi-Tech. 70 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, colour schemes and box art.

Mark Davies examines Eduard's 1/72 scale JAS-39D Photo-Etched Detail Set for the Revell kit. Images of the frets and the parts in place are included.

We have Preview information and images about a brand new paint line from Mission Models. I've used some of these on a recent project and have been very pleased with the results.

5 January, 2017

Werner's Wings has sent Preview information and images about their new 1/35, 1/72 and 1/144 scale M/HH-60G Pavehawk decals.

New Year's Day - 1 January, 2017

Welcome to 2017 - HyperScale's 20th year online! Thanks to all of HyperScale's visitors for contnuing to drop in and participate in the Forums and on the webzine side of the site. I look forward to bringing you the next 20 years of HyperScale!

Cookie Sewell reviews Trumpeter's 1/35 scale 9K52 Rocket System (FROG-7). An image of the box art is included.

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