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28 February, 2020

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21 February, 2020

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12 February, 2020

  • I've been lucky enough to receive a pre-release Tamiya 1/32 scale F-51D Mustang Korean War kit. Tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video follows the unboxing of the contents for the first time. I'll be writing up a detailed review soon too.

  • Tonight I review Bullseye Model Aviation's 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang decals, Yoxford Boys #2. Images of the instructions, the cover and the two decal sheets are included.

11 February, 2020

10 February, 2020

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7 February, 2020

6 February, 2020

5 February, 2020

4 February, 2020

3 February, 2020

  • The 48ers announces that 2,000+ products are now ON SALE at the48ers.com. A huge variety of discounted products up to 30% can be found here

  • Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 Engine. Six images of the resin and photo-etched parts and box art are included.

  • On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's 1/16 scale U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Display Model. 35 images of the plastic, metal and multimedia parts are included.

  • ...and in a related Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, we take a high resolution visual tour of the sprues from Tamiya's big 1/16 scale M551 Sheridan. View full screen to get the full benefit of the high definition images

  • Blast Models has annouced four new releases available now from Blast Models' website:
  • BL35372F - FRENCH SPECIAL FORCE OPERATOR 1 - TASK FORCE SABRE

    BL35373F - FRENCH SPECIAL FORCE OPERATOR 2 - TASK FORCE SABRE

    BL35374F - FRENCH SPECIAL FORCE OPERATOR 3 - TASK FORCE SABRE

    BL35375F - AFRICAN MILITIAMAN N°2

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31 January, 2020

Jon Bryon presents a new Feature Article on his Sky Model 1/48 scale Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor. 38 images of the model under construction and complete are included.

David Couche reviews Sword's 1/72 scale U-125A JASDF Anniversary Versions. 21 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, marking schemes, decals and box top.

Tonight I examine Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN Tempest Mk.V Gun Bays. Six images of the resin and photo-etched parts and box top are included.

Floyd Werner reviews LifeLike Decals' 1/72 scale North American B-25 Mitchell Pt. 4. Images of the cover, the decal and the instructions are included.

29 January, 2020

John Miller reviews MikroMir's 1/48 scale Hunting Provost T.Mk 1. 16 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and nbox top are included.

Floyd Werner examines LifeLike Decals' 1/72 scale North American B-25 Mitchell Pt. 3. Images of rhe cover, the decal and the instructions are included.

28 January, 2020

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature article on his Revell 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.II. 14 images are included.

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun Weekend Edition. 17 images are included.

Floyd Werner examines LifeLike Decals' 1/72 scale North American B-25 Mitchell Pt. 2. Images of rhe cover, the decal and the instructions are included.

We have Preview images and information on Special Hobby's January 2020 new releases of plastic kits and resin accessories.

27 January, 2020

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my Bronco 1/35 scale Canadian Cruiser Tank Ram Mk.II Early Production.

Al Bowie reviews MiniArt's 1/35 scale Modern Street Cafe. Eleven images of the 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.

24 January, 2020

John Miller reviews AMK's 1/48 scale F-14D Super Tomcat. 51 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etched fret, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Brad Huskinson presents his rusty AMT/ERTL 1/24 scale Chevy Stepside Street Machine. 20 images are included.

We have Preview information and images of Silver Wings' forthcoming 1/32 scale DH 82a Tiger Moth. This will be available from mid-February.

23 January, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Brengun's 1/72 Typhoon Mk.Ib Car Door, Desert and Luftwaffe Trial. 17 images of the plastic, resin, photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

I examine Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 Engine Set. Six images of the resin parts, photo-etched fret and packaging are included.

Floyd Werner converts Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 to the R3 photo recon version. Ten images are included.

22 January, 2020

Graham Carter reviews Dora Wings' 1/72 scale Westland Lysander Mk.III (SD). 17 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched, decals and box top are included.

Floyd Werner examines LifeLike Decals' 1/72 scale North American B-25 Mitchell Pt. 1. Images of the cover and the instruction sheet are included.

The much anticipated new Airfix 1/72 scale Phantom FG.1 has arrived now at Hannants. The AMK 1/48F-14D Tomcat has also landed.

21 January, 2020

In the Gallery, I present seven images and a description of my new Eduard 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 posed in Noy's Miniatures' Luftwaffe hangar.

Graham Carter reviews Arma Hobby's new 1/72 scale Hurricane Mk.IIc.16 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched, decals and box top are included.

Floyd Werner examines the print book, Detail and Scale F9F Cougar Vol 2 Revised Edition. An image of the cover plus 20 sample pages are included.

SBS Model has three new releases - a 1/48 scale C.450 full resin kit (see Graham Carter's review of the 1/72 scale version last week), and post-war Finnish fighter decals in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Check out SBS Model's website for details and ordering.

20 January, 2020

I am very sad to report the passing of one of HyperScale's stalwarts, Derek Pennington. Born in England, Derek served in the RAF during the Second World War, later moving to Canada. Derek was always happy to share his experience and was a frequent and greatly appreciated contributor to HyperScale's community since our earliest days. I offer my sincere condolences to Derek's family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

On Missing-Lynx, Al Bowie reviews MiniArt's 1/35 scale Australia M3 Lee. 21 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Archer Fine Transfers has released a new series of 1/16 flexible, scale thickness fabric textured uniform patches. These are rank and uniform patches in various US and German styles. A new set of waterslide 1/35 scale decals for US ambulances is also available. Visit Archer Fine Transfers' website for more details and ordering.

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

17 January, 2020

Floyd Werner presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2/R1/Trop. Eight images are included.

Graham Carter reviews Brengun's 1/72 scale Messerschmitt P.1103, including nine images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's second instalment of 1/48 scale decals for P-38F/G/H models. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Valiant Wings Publishing kicks off their tenth anniversary year with Airframe Detail No 8 - The Gotha Go 229 - A Detailed Guide by Richard A Franks. Publication is scheduled for late February with a pre-order offer available right now!

16 January, 2020

John Miller reviews the new Airfix 1/72 scale MiG-17F Fresco. 18 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, markig guide and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's brand new 1/48 scale Lockheed P-38F/G/H Lightning Collection Pt.1 - perfect for making your Tamiya P-38 stand out in the crowd!

There was a problem with the links to the first two items in the HyperScale update of 13 January. I have fixed these now:

Aerocraft Models has announced a whole bunch of new accessories for the big Airfix 1/24 scale F6F-5 Hellcat. These include a few stand alone decal sheets, early F6F-5 fuselage windows, and a few F6F-5N conversion sets with decals. Ali is also working on an F6F-3 conversion - more on that as information comes to hand!

15 January, 2020

From January 16 and for 3 days, The 48ers are offering the entire Eduard product range at 15% OFF (coupon code EDU15). A link to The 48ers' Eduard products can be found here.

Graham Carter reviews S.B.S. Model's 1/72 scale Caudron C.450. Ten images of the kit's resin and photo-etched parts, clear resin canopy, masks, decals and box top are included.

Tonight I examine three new Eduard BRASSIN items for the new Eduard 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang kits - replacement wheels, Bronze undercarriage legs and exhaust stacks. 11 images of the resin and bronze metal parts are included.

Michaek Rohde brings us a new Feature Article on building his Revell 1/72 scale Supermarine Stranraer. Eleven images are included.

14 January, 2020

John Miller reviews AMP's 1/48 scale Kaman HOK-1/HUK-1 Huskie. 26 images of the plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, marking guide and box top are included.

In the Gallery, model industry legend Bill Bosworth favours us with five photos and a description of his latest scratch built 1/32 scale work - a Douglas A-20G-30 Havoc.

Tonight I examine Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale P-51D-5 cockpit. Seven images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

13 January, 2020

Michael Rohde presents a new Feature Article on his Special Hobby 1/48 scale Fiat CR.32 Freccia. Seven images are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review MiniArt's 1/35 scale Railway Non-Brake Flatbed 16.5t. Ten images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Blast Models has a new web address - go to https://www.blast-models.eu

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10 January, 2020

Jerry Boucher has sent first artwork for 2020, a Henschel Hs 129, for the Gallery.

Tonight I review Hypersonic Models' 1/48 scale F-4 Phantom Stabilator Upgrade Set for the Zoukei Mura Kits. Images of the resin parts, photo-etched fret and packaging are included.

I spent some time as a guest of Anthony and Stuart on their Scale Model Podcast on the weekend. You can hear this Episode of Scale Model Podcast by following this link.

9 January, 2020

Tonight I review Hypersonic Models' 1/48 scale AG-330 Start Cart, which was used specifically for the SR-71 Blackbird. 13 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

We have Preview images and information on AIMS Models' forthcoming 1/32 scale decal sheet, resin and photo-etched upgrades for the new ICM Gloster Gladiator.

In the Gallery, Chris Uden presents 12 images of Hasegawa's 1/32 scale N1K2 George.

8 January, 2020

John Miller reviews the recent Airfix 1/72 scale Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C. 19 images of the kit's plastic parts, declas, marking guide and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 39 images and a description of his Hasegawa / Montex 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4.

We have 15 Preview images and information on Noy's Miniatures 1/144 scale Israeli Hardened Aircraft Shelter.

7 January, 2020

Tonight I review Azur FRROM's 1/72 scale Potez 25 A2/B2 Lorraine. 15 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

David Couche examines Comprehensive Series Scale Model Manual No. 4 Building & Detailing the Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-38 Lightning, available in both hard copy and PDF formats. 13 sample pages are included.

6 January, 2020

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 38 images of his Pacific Coast Models 1/32 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (Early).

We have Preview images and information on three new AOA decals in 1/48 scale for Phantom II kits. Images of the instructions and the decal sheets are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Combat Group Dynamix's 1/48 scale Polish TKS Tankette With Commander. Seven images of the kit's resin parts 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.

New Year's Day, 2020

Tonight I review a brand-new 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang kit from Bronco. I take a detailed look at the pros and cons of this newest addition to the crowded 1/48 scale Mustang market. 42 images are included.

Azur serie FRROM has sent Preview images and information on their forthcoming 1/72 scale Martin B-10 / B-12 releases:

It would not be New Year without Corbin Haldane's new HyperScale banner artwork. Thanks to Corbin for his long-time commitment and for the 2020 HyperScale banner.

New Year's Eve, 2019

Barracuda Studios announces their End of the Decade Sale! Until the end of 2019, all Barracuda Products are on sale over at the Barracuda Studios website. The sale ends as the year does, at 11:59 and 59 seconds on Tuesday evening, Pacific Standard Time. Don't put it off, the sale will be over before you know it!

John Miller reviews Wingsy Kits' 1/48 scale Mitsubishi A5M2b Claude. 19 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Eduard's impressive 1/48 scale BRASSIN Bf 109 G-10/ Engine incl. Cowl Guns. This set is subtly different to the G-10/U4 engine set reviewed last week. Nine images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Chris Uden presents six images of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien.

30 December, 2019

Al Bowie reviews Haynes Publishing's new book, "Model Builders' Manual - A Practical Guide to Building Plastic Model Construction Kits" by Mat Irvine. Images of the cover plus six sample spreads are included.

Please join me in welcoming our newest Missing-Lynx sponsor, Archer Fine Transfers! You can find their entire selection of dry and wet transfers covering a wide range of subejcts and eras on their online store.

Graham Tetley examines Zvezda's new 1/35 scale German Tank Destroyer ‘Elefant’ Sd.Kfz. 184. 20 images of the kit's plastic parts, Zimmerit 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.

27 December, 2019

John Miller reviews Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale Yak-1b Expert Set. 24 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Jon Bryon brings us a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Boeing AH-64DI Saraf with Wingman Models conversion set and decals; and Master gun, pitots and antenna. 39 images are included.

Tonight I examine Eduard's impressive 1/48 scale Bf 109 G-10/U4 Engine incl. Fuselage Guns. Nine images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

Horizon Models is holding an end of year sale that ends next Wednesday. Save more than 10% plus free shipping. See their website for more details.

Christmas Day / Boxing Day 2019

Wishing all of HyperScale's visitors a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season. We'll still be around over this period, so check in here or the Forums any time.

In our Christmas Special Squadron ScaleWorkshop video,I present a Gallery of the models that I completed in 2019. To view the eight minute video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version:

 

24 December, 2019

We have Preview images and information of Noy's Miniatures' "2-in-1 WWII Luftwaffe Hangar (Inside) Sets", available in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. 18 images are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 22 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale SAAB J-35D Draken.

23 December, 2019

Issue 105 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine is available now in print and as a digital edition. This issue covers two brand new kits in detail - my Kinetic 1/48 scale F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter and Aussie PR conversion of Eduard's P-51D Mustang. Also inside are Encore's 1/32 scale Albatros D.II by Gary Edmundson, Zukei-Mura's 1/32 Ho 229 by Michael Franz and more! 

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my brand new Meng Model 1/35 scale Wasp flamethrower jeep along with three figures.

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20 December, 2019

John Miller reviews Great Wall Hobby's 1/72 scale McDonnell-Douglas F-15I Ra’am. 30 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

David Couche examines Brengun's 1/48 scale Japanese 250kg Bomb With Rack Resin Set. Six images of the resin and photo-etched parts plus a reference photo are included.

We have Preview images and information on the new Windsock WWI Modelling Special No. 9 "Building the Wingnut Wings Halberstadt Cl.II kits". An image of the cover plus detail of the contents are included.

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents 14 photos and a description of his Monogram 1/48 scale F-100 Super Sabre.

18 December, 2019

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents eleven photos and a description of his Monogram 1/48 scale F-84F Thunderstreak.

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale 250lb and 500lb U.S. Bombs. Ten images of the resin and photo-etched parts, instructions and a reference photo are included.

17 December, 2019

The 48ers announces that from 17 to 20 December, all Aires, Quickboost, Aerobonus as well as Wheelliant product lines are on 10% discount (Discount coupon: Aires10). They are also introducing two new manufacturers - Mastercasters as well as HaHen Aircraft Accessories. Pre-orders are available at 15% discount!

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Mitsubishi F-2A. 22 images are included.

Tonight I review A.M.U.R Reaver's 1/32 scale Bf 109 G-6/AS Conversion for the Revell Bf 109 G-6 kit. Images of the resin and photo-etched parts, packaging and instructions are included.

16 December, 2019

On Missing-Lynx, I examine Meng Kit No. VS-012 - MB Military Vehicle Wasp Flamethrower. 13 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Luke Pitt review three 1/35 scale resin figure sets from Panzer Art, all including images of the resin parts and box art:

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13 December, 2019

John Miller builds Planet Models' 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 19a Ente (Duck) in a new Feature Article.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Collection Pt.2 with a whopping 13 international marking options for F-104G, J and S.

Eagle Editions is offering a 15% discount until 20 December. Use BF2019 for coupon code at checkout and the 15% will automatically be deducted

12 December, 2019

We have Preview information about three new decal releases from Furball Designs in 1/72 and 1/48 scale, covering F-15A/C/E, F-14A/A+/B, and F/A-18s.

11 December, 2019

Tonight I review Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Eastern Front Limited Edition. 23 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

David Couche examines Brengun's 1/48 scale US 300 Gallon Fuel Tanks. Seven images are included.

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents 13 images of his Revell 1/72 scale F-4E Phantom II on the assembly line.

9 December, 2019

We have Preview images and information about S.B.S. Models' new 1/72 scale Loire 210 Prototype.

On Missing-Lynx, I present five images and a description of my Ryfield Models 1/35 scale Volkswagen Type 82E.

Peter Brown reviews Dan Taylor Modelworks' four 1/72 scale Humber Scout Car kits. Images of rhe boxes and the sprues are included.

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

6 December, 2019

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale Lockheed C-130 Hercules Wheels. Six images of the resin parts, packaging and instructions are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecals' 1/72 scale Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Collection Pt.1

In the Gallery, Paul Sched presents three images of his Fujimi 1/72 scale Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk.

5 December, 2019

David Couche reviews AMP's 1/48 scale Piaggio-Pegna P.C.7 Schneider Trophy Series. 17 images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

4 December, 2019

Tonight I review Eduard's Limited Edition 1/48 scale Jabo Fw 190 A-5 /U3 & U8 (the U8 was also known as the Fw 190 G-2). Images of the plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

David Couche examines MMP Books' Polish Wings No.25 "Fokker E.V/D.VIII" by Tomasz J. Kopanski. Images of the cover plus six sample pages are included.

MMP Books is also enhancing its "Single" series to allow the reader to buy a book with their choice of aircraft colours and markings on the cover and in profile. The first of these offers two choice of the P-51D-5 Mustang.

In the Gallery, Arjan Scheerhout presents five images of his Mark I Models 1/144 scale Heinkel He 219 A-2.

3 December, 2019

Sprue Bros' Cyber Monday sale is on now! Take an additional 20% off all detail sets (with a minimum order of US$30.00). The sale is applicable only to items that are listed in any of the following categories as listed here: https://store.spruebrothers.com/Articles.asp?ID=301

Tonight I review Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale Yakovlev Yak-1b, including 25 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

I also examine Xtradecals's 1/72 MiG-17F, PZL-Mielec Lim-5 & Shenyang J-5 Collection. This will be of particular interest to those who are planning to build the forthcoming Airfix 1/72 MiG-17F kit.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents his Hasegawa 1/32 scale P-40E Warhawk. 39 images are included,

2 December, 2019

Sword has announced a new release comprising five 1/72 scale Seafire kits in one box. We have an image on a Preview page.

On Missing-Lynx, Luke Pitt reviews Gecko Models' 1/35 scale figure set, "British Infantry in Combat Circa 2010-2016 Set 1". Images of the plastic and phot-etched pats, decals and box top are included.

Luke also examines Gecko's 1/35 scale Early War British Tank Crew. Images of the plastic parts and box top are included.

Al Bowie reviews Pen & Sword Books' "Operation Totalize – Battleground Normandy". 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.

29 November, 2019

The 48ers is offering up to 30% off across their entire inventory. Starts on Thursday Nov 27 at 5pm Eastern time and lasts 48 hours!

John Miller presents his Airfix 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a in a new article, Halb und Halb (Half and Half). 26 images, including plenty of progress shots, accompany the detailed text.

28 November, 2019

Gaspatch Models is offering a 20% discount from now until 1 December. Visit the website and use the discount cose BF2019GPM

Roland Sachsenhofer presents his second 1/24 scale Airfix Mustang, this time a Mustang Mk.IVa. 15 images are included.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Hawker Hunter F.4, perfectly timed for the forthcoming Airfix kit. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

David Couche examines "The A-4N and TA-4J 'Ahit' in Israeli Air Force Service" by Ra'anan Weiss & Yoav Efrati. Images of the cover and eight sample spreads are included.

Eagle Editions has a Black Friday sale with 15% off everything! Available now.

27 November, 2019

In the Gallery, Roland Sachsenhofer presents 16 images and a detailed description of his Airfix 1/24 scale P-51D Mustang "Skeeter's Scooter".

I examine Xtradecal's 1/48 scale F-104 Starfighter Collection Pt.3. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

We have Preview images of Bronco's forthcoming 1/350 scale Chinese Navy Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer.

26 November, 2019

Tonight I review Model Monkey's 1/24 scale P-51D Mustang Wheel Well. Nine images are included.

We have Preview images of Bronco's forthcoming new-tool 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang. It never rains, right?

I examine Xtradecal's 1/48 scale F-104 Starfighter Collection Pt.2. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Yesterday, the review of Xtradecal's 1/48 scale F-104 Starfighter Collection Pt.1 had images from the website that had incorrect Dutch roundel artwork. This has been corrected on the actual decal sheet and instructions. I have replaced the website image with a photo of the commercial release,

25 November, 2019

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale F-104 Starfighter Collection Pt.1. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Arjan Scheerhout brings us five images of his improved Sweet 1/144 scale General Motors FM-2 Wildcat.

On Missing-Lynx, I examine Zvezda's new 1/35 scale Panzer IV Ausf. G. 23 images of the plastic parts and box top are included.

HobbyLink Japan's 2019 Winter Sale at HLJ.com starts at 12:00pm, Friday, November 22nd, and runs to 12:00pm Friday morning, December 6th (all Japan Standard Time, UTC + 9). Enjoy discounts of up to 90% . And get ready for Black Friday with discounts and limited Lucky Bags containing high-demand collectibles! HobbyLink Japan Newsletter subscribers get early access to Black Friday -- If you aren't on the list, you can sign up here

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22 November, 2019

In the Gallery, Steve Kramer builds Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale Sopwith Dolphin. Eleven images are included.

I review GasPatch Models' 1/24 scale Browning Cal.50 Mk.I / Mk.II Wing Mounted machine gun sets. Four guns are supplied. Images of the resin parts, instructions and packaging are included.

I examine Xtradecals's 1/48 scale RAF Harrier GR.3s. Images of the instructions, the cover and the decals are included.

I have archived the What's New entries from June to October 2019. 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.

21 November, 2019

Tonight I review Dora Wings' 1/48 scale Bloch MB.152 (late). Images of the plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

I also examine GasPatch Models' 1/24 scale Browning Cal.30 Mk.I / Mk.II Wing Mounted machine gun sets. Four guns are supplied. Images of the resin parts, instructions and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Arjan Scheerhout brings us five images of his improved ARII 1/144 scale F-105D-5-RE Thunderchief.

20 November, 2019

John Miller reviews Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale Fokker E.V (D.VIII). 11 images of the kit's plastic parts, photo-etched fret, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Early RAF Harrier GR.1/3s. Images of the instructions, the decal sheet and the cover are included.

19 November, 2019

I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R-2. 23 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

David Couche examines MMP Books' The Curtiss-Wright AT-9 - The Other Jeep by Dan Hagedorn. An image of the cover and eight sample pages are included.

18 November, 2019

Tonight I review Xtradecals' 1/72 scale C-130J Hercules Special Scheme Part 2, which also includes a bonus set of markings for a 1/72 scae F-35B LIghtning II. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Arjan Scheerhout presents six images and a description of his Fujimi 1/144 scale P-38J-15 Lightning.

On Missing-Lynx, Andy King reviews Italeri's 1/35 scale Kangaroo Armoured Personnel Carrier. Twelve images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

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

15 November, 2019

The48ers.com is expanding into the helicopter space and is offering a large number of aftermarket sets @ 15% discount. The Pre-Order will be open until Saturday November 23 EOD GMT.

James Hatch reviews Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale Hannover Cl.II (Early). 73 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

Suresh Nathan presents a new Feature Article on his scratch built 1/144 scale Wolf's Den, Saint Nazaire, France, 1945. 44 images of the completed diorama and the project in progress are included.

Tonight I examine Xtradecals' 1/72 scale C-130J Hercules Special Scheme Part 1, which also includes a bonus set of markings for a 1/72 scae Typhoon FGR.4. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

14 November, 2019

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 38 images of his Tamiya 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe.

Spencer Pollard has advised that after selling out the original print run, he has ordered another small production of his latest book, "Harrier - Modelling an Icon". The additional books are available now.

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's 1/32 scale Lancaster WWII Radio Sets Upgrade. Five images of the resin parts, decals and packaging are included.

Simon Wolff examines Top Notch's 1/72 scale Camouflage Mask Set Defiant Mk.I Pat. B. Images of the cover, the masks and instructions are included.

12 November, 2019

David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale Mirage IIIC ProfiPACK, including 21 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top.

I examine BarracudaCast's 1/32 scale DH Mosquito B.Mk.IV, FB.Mk.VI Radio Sets. Five images of the resin parts, decals and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Arjan Scheerhout presents five images and a description of his Armory 1/144 Messerschmitt Me 163 B-1.

11 November, 2019

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's 1/48 and 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H tyres with smooth tread. Five images are included.

In the Gallery, Arjan Scheerhout presents six images of his superdetailed Minicraft 1/144 scale B-26B Marauder.

Fundekals new 1/48 and 1/32 F-104J/DJ decals are now out. Each scale has a markings sheet and a separately available JASDF-specific stencil sheet available. Much of the print run is already accounted for, so order soon!

On Missing-Lynx, I review Homefront Miniatures' 1/35 scale 1930/40 Austin 7. Nine images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

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

8 November, 2019

Tonight I review, build and paint Bronco's brand new 1/72 scale Chinese Dong Feng-1 Ground to Ground Missile. 46 images, including plenty of progress photos, are included.

John Miller presents a helpful illustrated guide to Preparing Sprayable Filler. Eleven images are included.

7 November, 2019

In the Gallery, we have six photos of Antoine Huyghe's Italeri 1/48 scale Arado Ar 196 A-5.

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's 1/48 scale P-51 Mustang Oval and Hexagonal Pattern Main Wheels. Images of both wheel sets and the packaging are included.

We have Preview information and ordering details for Model Monkey's new printed resin 1/24 scale P-51D / Mustang Mk.IV wheel well for the Airfix kit.

6 November, 2019

We have Preview images and information on the forthcoming 1/72 scale Italeri F-35B Lightning II. 22 images of the sprues and a built model are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 37 imags and a decription of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4.

David Couche examines F-4 A/B/C/D/N GE Exhaust MA-72018- F-4 E/F/G/J/EJ/S GE Exhaust Nozzle & After Burner Set (Open). Six images of the resin parts and the real thing.

5 November, 2019

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents 18 images of his super detailed Revell/ICM 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVI.

David Couche examines KA Models' 1/72 scale F-4 A/B/C/D/N GE Exhaust Nozzle & After Burner Set for Fujimi (Closed). Six images of the resin parts and the real thing.

We have Preview images and information about Aerocraft's new 1/48 scale two-seater Hawker Hunter T.7 conversion, available for pre-order now. Six images of the resin parts, decals and marking schemes (two sets are available - one with RAF subjects and one RNAS subjects).

Wingnut Wings has announced four new limited release models now available for pre-order with shipping from mid November:

    Kit No. 32907 1/32 Albatros D.Va “Black Beauties” US$ 79.00

    Kit No. 32908 1/32 Albatros D.Va “Wooden Wonders” US$ 79.00

    Kit No. 32909 1/32 Pfalz D.IIIa “Flying Circus part 1” US$ 79.00

    Kit No. 32909 1/32 Pfalz D.IIIa “Flying Circus part 1” US$ 79.00

1 November, 2019

Tonight I present four images and a description of my newly finished Kinetic 1/48 scale F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter in the Gallery.

Tonight I review Barracuda Studios' 1/48 scale Hawker Hunter Main and Nose Wheel replscement set. Images of the resin wheels, packaging and kit parts are included.

David Klaus has information about the configuration of B-24D Liberator "Hadley's Harem" in the Reference Library.

For the information of our Australian visitors, the ScaleACT model show will be held in Canberra on the weekend of 9 and 10 November 2019, featuring model displays, competitions, a swap 'n sell, and more. A number of local and interstate traders will be selling kits, books and modelling accessories throughout the weekend. For more information, visit https://actsms.asn.au/scaleact/

 

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