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Jim Turner has advised that AJ Aviation, formerly known as The Aviation Hobby Shop, is closing down due to the death of the proprietor Tony Eastwood. Tony was also the author and publisher of several books annualy on civil aviation through the AJ Aviation Publications business, which Jim was told will also most likely discontinue. We send our condolences to family, friends and regular customers.

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I am heartbroken to report that my great friend and mentor, Jerry Crandall, has passed away today. My thoughts are with Judy, his friends and family at this very sad time. Judy has written a brief note about this news. You can see it by following this link.

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8 June, 2022

For the first time in nearly 30 years we are moving house at the moment, which means I'm moving HyperScale too! I'll be off the air for a few days but regular updates should resume on Monday.

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Willy Peeters has shared the very sad news that industry legend Bob Letterman passed away two days ago, aged 81. We offer our sincere condolences to Bob's friends and family.

  • Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire FR.Mk.18e Collection. Four images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

  • In the Gallery, Rod Bettencourt presents ten images and a description of his Revell 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 C.

  • I have just received my brand new Tamiya 1/35 scale KV-2 heavy Soviet tank. Here is my unboxing video in which I explore the kit contents for the very first time and share my impressions. I will be writing up a detailed in-box review shortly.

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6 May, 2022

Mat Mathis presents a new Feature Article on building and painting his Hobby Boss 1/48 scale FJ-4B Fury. 13 images of the kit both complete and during painting are included.

I examine Eduard's PRINT 1/48 scale 3D printed resin F-4B Arrestor Hook for the Tamiya kit. Four images of the resin and photo-etched parts are included.

5 May, 2022

I review Eduard's PRINT 1/48 scale 3D printed resin F-4B Refueling Probe for the Tamiya kit. Five images of the resin parts and decals are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new article on Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 finished in the winter colours of Hans "Assi" Hahn. 14 images are included.

The new Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVIII is in stock and available to order now from Hannants.

4 May, 2022

I review Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale 3D printed resin F-4B Air Brakes for the Tamiya kit. Five images of the resin parts and decals are included.

Tolga Ulgur presents 35 photos and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 in the Gallery.

Valiant Wings Publishing just hit another milestone, with just over 70 books published since November 2010. They still have another 30 titles under their belt for release over the next few years. Book 72 will be announced soon. In the meantime, AM No.5 & AM No.11 Bf 109 Second Editions are out now.

3 May, 2022

Keith Sherwood presents five photos and a description of his brand new and completed Dora Wings 1/48 scale Vultee Vengeance in the Gallery.

Tonight I take a retrospective review of the Mauve 1/48 scale P-40N Warhawk. 23 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included. The sprues of this 1994 kit may be found in Academy's latest re-release.

"Models For Ukraine" is a new book published to raise money for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. THE FULL PROFITS FROM THIS BOOK will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal to help refugees and civilians in the Ukraine. The models include aircraft, armour and even a couple of subs! and are from modellers from around the world, including Rick Lawler, Brett Green, Kamil Feliks Sztarba?a, Jose Brito, Ugur Kenel, Ilya Yut, Kristof Pulinckx, Tracy Hancock, Will Pattison, Harvey Low, and many more. Check out Inside the Armour Publications for more details and ordering information.

2 May, 2022

IBG Models has added to its 1/72 scale Dora family with two new kit releases - Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Mimetall and Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Over Czech Lands, plus a painting mask set. Check out IBG's website for more details.

On Missing-Lynx, John Miller presents a detailed new article on painting and weathering Dragon's 1/72 scale GTK Boxer A2. 20 images of the model under construction and completed are included.

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29 April, 2022

Arma Hobby has sent nine images and information on their next 1/72 scale Mustang family release, their F-6C Mustang Expert Set. Details and images have been posted to a Preview page.

In the Gallery, Paul Sched presents three photos and a description of his Italeri (Platz) 1/72 scale Northrop Grumman RQ-4B.

Sprue Brothers has a Weekend Special - Additional 15% Off All I Love Kit* & Border Models* Items.

28 April, 2022

David Couche reviews Avonmore Books' "Pacific Profiles Vol 2 - Japanese Army Bombers, Transports & Miscellaneous Types New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944". 16 images of sample pages and covers are included.

In the Gallery, Valter Vaudagna presents 32 images and a description of his super detailed Italeri 1/72 scale Short Sunderland Mk.III.

Airfix has released their 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVIII (Mk.18) with new parts compared to their previous Mk.XIV. I have set up a Preview page with images of a finished model, box art and marking guide for both options.

I have also embedded the official Airfix unboxing video for their new 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVIII below. This shows the new sprue, amongst others.

27 April, 2022

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/72 scale Grumman F-14A Tomcat in the markings of VF-1 Wolfpack. 21 images of the model completed and under construction are included.

David Couche reviews four releases from Moose Republic Decals for SAAB Viggens in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Images of the decal sheets, instructions and covers are included.

We have Preview information about three brand new 1/48 scale decal sets and one reprint covering F-4, F-14 , F/A-18 and F-105 subjects from Furball Aero Design

26 April, 2022

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale Tiny Tim Rocket. Nine images of the resin parts, packaging and reference are included.

We have Preview information and images of the seven latest releases from Aerocraft. These include 1/48 scale landing gear for F-105, F-15, F/A-18 and C-130 kits.

25 April, 2022 - ANZAC Day

Hussar Productions has Preview images and information on seven new wheel and flap sets for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Dauntless and 1/72 scale Mosquito kits. Nine images are included.

KLP Publishing announces the release of their latest eBook title, “Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfghter in 1/32 Scale”, by Chuck Sawyer. 326 pages of kit build, walkaround photos, painting & decaling tutorials and more. Just 18 Australian dollars from our website.

On Missing-Lynx, Hussar Productions has also sent Preview images of their new 1/35 scale Polish and Russian BM-21 resin wheels. Images of both sets are included. Available now from Hussar Producrions at C$29.99 each.

We have Preview information and images of a forthcoming 1/35 scale release from Gecko Models - the WWII British Army 30cwt 4x2 GS Truck. An image of the box art plus four illustrations are included.

Archer Fine Transfers is offering a Two for One Sale, ending May 1. When you buy anything from Archer's line of AFT decals you get a duplicate un-bagged one free! No price tag, no instructions, just the decal sheet, and since the bagged one already has instructions you don't need another!

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22 April, 2022

Tonight I present six images and a description of my just-completed Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40M built as the almost indistinguishable P-40N-1 Kittyhawk Mk.IV.

With the advent of the gorgeous new Airfix Vulcan kit, Fundekals will release a revised and improved version of their very popular 1/72 Vulcan decal of seven years ago.  This was their most popular 1/72 sheet. Details and decal image is on the Preview page.

Valiant Wings Publishing announces that Airframe & Miniature Nos 5 and 11 Second Editions covering the Bf 109 have been received from the printers. All pre-ordered copies are now being despatched.  There are quite a number of period colour images within the text pages which should satisfy most avid Bf 109 enthusiasts. Page count on AM5 has gone up to 232 pages, an increase of 24 pages over the first edition. 

20 April, 2022

Leo Stevenson presents 18 images and a description of his two Trumpeter 1/32 scale Su-25 kits, one finished as a Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25 ‘Frogfoot A’ andthe other as a Russian Su-25UB ‘Frogfoot B’.

Trevor McTavish reviews a selction of six different General Aviation 1/72 scale 3D printed kits from VFR Models. Images of the resin printed parts, vacform, colour guides and box tops are included.

Fundekals has completed their long-term 1/48 scale F-4 factory stencil decal project. We have a Preview page with information and 19 images of the cover, the instructions and the decals. This set should be back from the printers and available in time for IPMS/US nationals in Omaha.

19 April, 2022

Tonight I review Dora Wings' 1/48 scale Miles M.9 Master Mk.I. 20 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top.

Just a reminder that Dora Wings and other Ukrainian model companies are still operating and you may order from them at this time. In fact, you will be helping our Ukrainian friends and fellow modellers in this terrible time. Dora Wings is sending proceeds of sales to the account of the Ukrainian army. Orders will be dispatched as soon as possible.

In the Gallery, Tadeu Pinto Mendes brings us 13 images and a description of his AMT 1/48 scale Douglas A-20K Havoc.

18 April, 2022

On Missing-Lynx, I review FC Model Trend's 1/35 scale 3D Printed Panzer Crew 1945 Set 1. Seven images of the two 3D printed figures and packaging are included.

I also review FC Model Trend's 1/35 scale 3D Printed African Warlords Militia Tank Crew Set 2. Six images of the two 3D printed figures and packaging are included.

Cookie Sewell examines MiniArt's 1/35 scale M3 Lee Mid Production Sahara with Crew – Real Characters. An image of the box top is included.

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15 April, 2022

Cookie Sewell reviews ICM's 1/48 scale B-26B-50 Invader Korean War Bomber. An image of the cover is included.

Graham Carter examines Exito Decals' 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wulf Pack Volume 2. Eight images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

In the Gallery, Marcello Rosa presents 14 images and a description of his Italeri 1/48 scale Tornado GR.1.

I have archived "What's New" entries from December 2021 to March 2022. 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.

14 April, 2022

Tonight I review Trumpeter's 1/32 scale P-40M Warhawk in detail. 48 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included.

13 April, 2022

Dora Wings has opened pre-ordering for their forthcoming 1/48 scale Vultee Vengeance, with funds being transferred into the account of the Ukrainian army. Orders will be dispatched as soon as possible, but patience is requested under the extreme circumstances

In the Gallery, Dirk Devijver presents ten images and a description of his Kinetic 1/32 scale F/A-18 Hornet (CF-188A).

Tonight I review three new wheel sets from Plus Model's Aero Line for 1/32 scale MiG-15 and MiG-21 early and late kits. Ten images of the resin parts, packaging and painting masks are included.

12 April, 2022

Graham Carter reviews Exito Decals' 1/48 scale Eastern Front Fighters Volume 2, covering a Yak-1b, Bf 110 E-2 and a Bf 109. Eight images of the cover, the instructions and the decals are included.

Tonight I examine three new wheel sets from Plus Model for 1/48 scale MiG-15 and MiG-21 early and late kits. Eleven images of the resin parts, packaging and painting masks are included.

Tadeu Pinto Mendes presents 12 images and a description of his Heller 1/35 scale Aerospatiale SA 321Gv Super Frelon in the Gallery.

11 April, 2022

Tonight I review Euro Decals' 1/32 scale decals for "Blackjack", 2021 RAF Display Eurofighter Typhoon in a striking Union Flag sheme. Six images of the three big decal sheets and instructions are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I examine a batch of new finishing products from AMMO including their Winterizer snow set, Stug III Ausf. G interior and exterior color set and two figure painting sets for German WWII Pea Pattern and Oak Leaves camouflage. 23 images are included.

Peter Brown reviews "Mussolini's Eastern Crusade - Italian Expeditionary Corps in Operation Barbarossa. Mussolini's War Vol.2" by Marek Sobski. An image of the cover is included.

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8 April, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Zlin Z-126 Trener Limited Edition Dual Combo. 33 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box art.

Sword has sent Preview images and information on their next two 1/72 scale new releases - two versions of the Saberliner - plus several popular re-releases. Images and information are on the Preview page.

In the Gallery, John Trueblood presents five images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale F-104S Starfighter.

The new Kinetic 1/48 scale Cheetah D has been released and is available to order for just USD$39.99 now on Lucky Model's website. Nice looking plane!

7 April, 2022

Tonight I review four sets of different 1/48 scale Remove Before Flight tags from Plus Model. 12 images of the tags and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Goran Djordjevic presents eleven images and a description of his colourful Hasegawa 1/72 scale F-16B NSAWC.

Eagle Editions has just released Wings of the Black Cross Number Twelve by Mark Proulx, focusing on a range of Luftwaffe aircraft. This new book is available now for USD$19.95 plus shipping from Eagle Editions' website.

6 April, 2022

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Italeri 1/72 scale Iranian F-14A Tomcat in flight. 26 images of the model in progress and on display are included.

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/48 scale US Navy Mk.XIII Torpedo. Nine images of the resin and photo-etched parts, packaging, instructions and reference photos are included.

Tonight I examine Plus Model's 1/48 scale Hurricane Pilot in their Aero Line. Six images of the resin figure, packaging and painting guide are included.

5 April, 2022

Luke Pitt reviews Arma Hobby's new 1/72 scale F4F-4 Wildcat in their Model Kit series. 18 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Plus Model's 1/32 scale Fw 190 Pilot in their Aero Line. Six images of the resin parts, packaging and painting guide are included.

In the Gallery, Christos Papadolpoulos presents ten images of his Eduard 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VbTrop in Royal Hellenic Air Force markings.

Spencer Pollard tells us that his new Legacy book goes to print next week. This is a detailed look at a group of dioramas built built by Spence over the last two years around Tamiya’s classic range of 1/35 ‘Military Miniatures’ kits, all finished using Francois Verlinden’s inspiration, ideas and techniques. Spencer only plans to do one print run so don't miss out - check out the page on Spencer's Kit Box website for more details and ordering information.

4 April, 2022

Tonight I review Bullseye Model Aviation's 1/48 scale "Fleet Tomcats #1 - Desert Storm" for Tamiya's gorgeous 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat. Eight images of the cover art, instructions and the two decal sheets are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Peter Brown reviews two forthcoming Star Decals' 1/35 scale releases - Nicaragua La Guardia / Gardia Nacional 1925-1979 and Sandinista Guerilla and Post 1979 Revolutionary Army. Images of the instructions for both sets are included.

Galaxy Hobby has sent Preview images and information on their forthcoming 1/72 scale M1240A1 M-ATV. Images of the box top, CAD renders and sprues are included.

We also have Preview infromation and an image of the next figure set release from Gecko, 1/35 WWII US Paratroopers in Action w/Cushman Parascooter.

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1 April, 2022

Steven Eisenman reviews the first in a new series of books by Dana Bell, Rivet Counter Guide #1 Corsair Cockpits F4U-1 Family. An image of the cover plus four sample pages are included.

David Couche examines Brengun's 1/48 scale TG-16A USAF Glider. Nine images of the plastic parts, decals, box top and reference shots are included.

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on Special Hobby's 1/48 scale Saab AJ 37 Viggen Updated Edition. 34 images are included.

We have Preview images and information on Aerocraft Models latest releases for 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 88, 1/48 scale Eurofighter Typhoon, Airfix 1/24 scale Hawker Typhoon, 1/72 scale C-46 Commando and 1/72 scale SF-260.

 

 

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