Malcolm Laird from Ventura Publications put together another video, this time on post-war RNZAF Territorial Air Force P-51D Mustangs following the life of one Mustang from the time it arrived in New Zealand, through the “checker board” markings, then on to duty as a target tug and finally the “melting pot”. It’s only 12 minutes long and includes some early photos of Mustangs being painted with roundel-and-bar national insignia.
We have Preview images and information on Sword's latest releases and re-issues. The new kits are 1/72 scale F8U-1P/RF-8A Photo-Recon Crusader over Cuba and RF-8G Photo-Recon Crusader over Vietnam. Reissues are a Fairey Gannet AEW.3 with resin operator's position, F3D Skyknight over Korea and TF-9J Twogar, all in 1/72 scale. Ten images of box art and marking guides are included.
Tonight I review Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 in detail. I have already built the model and I have included construction notes. 66 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts. decals, marking guide, box top and some progress photos are included.
Malcolm Laird from Ventura Publications has put together an 8 minute video on an interesting and sometimes contentious issue, "Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) roundel blue - what was "that" colour?".
Barracuda is having a 4 day End of Summer/Back to School Sale. Getting back to the bench? Barracuda has lots of great updates and detail sets for many of the newest, hottest kit releases, including parts for the 1/24 Airfix Spit IX, the 1/32 Kotare Spitfire I, the 1/48 Arma Hurricane Mk II, the 1/72 Arma P-51B, the 1/72 Eduard 109F, and even the just released Eduard Bf 109K-4 in 1/48th scale! Stock up for your fall building schedule! Sale ends Sunday at 11:59PM Pacific Standard time.
The newest issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now in print and digital formats. In this issue we have my 1:72 new Eduard Bf 109 F-2, Dragon’s 1:48 Junkers Ju 88 G-1 night fighter by Chris Wauchop, Steve Pritchard's Airfix 1:48 Sabre, HK Models 1:32 Dornier Do 335 by Dirk Devijver, Aurelio Reale’s 1:72 scale Eurofighter Typhoon and much more!
I review the brand new Italeri 1/32 scale Macchi C.202 Folgore. 60 images of the kit's plastic, photo-etched and 3d printed parts, vinyl tube, metal wire, decals (including individually numbered separate smoke rings), marking guide and box top are included.
And while we are on the subject, here is my Hasegawa 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 that I built in 1995 not long after the kit's release. It's still a very nice kit, and even better with one of several after market cockpit and wheel well sets currently available. Smoke rings were sprayed freehand before Mike Grant's decals killed the hobby...
The August 2023 issue of Model Military International magazine is out now, and you can buy it directly from the Publisher, Doolittle Media. This month we have reference on Panzer IV(70) V & A by Zack Sex, Airfix 1:48 scale Bedford MWD Preview, Building Tamiya’s 1:35 Panzer IV(70) A by Brett Green, Clayton Ockerby’s Tamiya 1:35 Panzer 38(t), Copper State Models 1:35 Scale Canadian Armoured MG Carrier by Gary Edmundson, JGSDF Type 10 Close-Up, Brett Green paints Tamiya’s 1:35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force Type 10 Tank and more! MMI continues to be published in print and digital format and we'd be very grateful if you could buy single copies or subscribe at this time. Thanks!
Clayton Ockerby has posted a video from the recent NSW Scale Model Show including a walk around the contest tables plus interviews with Scott from SMS Paints, Lukas Kasuba, Peter Davis and me. You should check out Clayton's Workbench Hobbies YouTube and Facebook pages, or you can view the video below:
The newest issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now in print and digital formats. In this issue we have my Halberd Models’ 1:48 Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk, Monogram 1:48 F-16 Air Force Fighter conversion
by Spencer Pollard, Andreas Dyck’s Eduard 1:48 P-51D Mustang, Steve Pritchard's Airfix 1:72 scale Vulcan; T-28 and YF-16 CCV reference and much more!
The 2023 Queensland Model Hobbies Expo (QMHE) is coming soon! The Expo will be held over two days on 19 and 20 August 2022 at the Ipswich Events Centre, Ipswich Show Grounds, 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich, QLD, and Incorporates the Queensland Scale Model Championshi`ps (QSMC) competition. We’ll have more details over the coming weeks.
I am very sad to report that Milton Bell, who will be well known by modellers worldwide, passed away peacefully today at the age of 87. I had the privilege of meeting Milton on a number of ocassions at IPMS USA Nationals shows and I think at least once at Telford too. Milton was also one of HyperScale's earliest regular contributors, starting way back in 1998. My deepest condolences go out to Milton's wife Martha, his relatives and friends, fellow modellers in Austin Scale Modelers Society, and his cats.
The newest issue of Model Airplane International magazine is out now in print and digital formats. In this issue we have Grega Krizman's Zoukei-Mura’s 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta-152 H, Hasegawa's 1:48 F-15A by Spencer Pollard, Andreas Dyck’s Dragon 1:48 scale Horton Ho 229 Airfix my 1:48 scale Canberra, Guy Kiekens’ 1:32 Lancaster B.Mk.I finished with 1ManArmy masks and much more!
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David Doyle has sent information and 14 sample images from the much anticipated forthcoming books, Son of Sherman Second Edition. Ordering information and other details are included. This is a limited edition and will sell out quickly - as did the first edition in 2013 - so grab yours while you can.
Tonight I review Fundekals' 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.I decal set, packed with 16 marking options on its three sheets. Images of the decal sheets and nine of the options are included. Perfect timing for the Kotare Spitfire Mk.I, due for release this month!