The 2019 Shizuoka Hobby Show opened a day early yesterday with a student's day for local school children. Alan Harman was there too, and he took some photos and video footage. No news from Tamiya on forthcoming aircraft releases but he did see the new Tamiya 1/35 scale Hummel with link-and-length tracks, a recoil feature plus crew figures and accessories. Here's a very brief Squadron ScaleWorkshop video showing us the forthcoming 1/35 scale Hummel.
I have just heard that Testor will be deleting the Aztek airbrush from its line of products. Although I haven't used mine for a few years, The Aztek was my go-to airbrush for a long time. I bought my first one well over 20 years ago at Chris Wauchop's "Absolute Hobbies" shop in Sydney, and Chris still uses his. The end of an era!
In tonight's new Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, we take a detailed look at Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, W.Nr. 163824, currently on display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. These photos were taken in 2002 and 2012 with the airframe in an unrestored state before it was reassembled. View full screen to get the full benefit of the high definition images.
Tonight I review the new Classic Airframes 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 V1, including 18 images of the kit's resin, white metal and vacform parts, decals and box top. This kit is in stock and available to order right now. Check out the review page for more details.
In the first of a new Squadron ScaleWorkshop video series, we demonstrate painting mid-war grey Luftwaffe camouflage on Eduard's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4. View full screen to get the full benefit of the high definition images.
David Couche reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale BIG SIN MiG-21MF set. This includes a full resin replacement cockpit, late-style main wheels, exhaust nozzle and wing pylons. Images of all the parts and packaging are included.
25 March, 2019
Next month will mark the 10th anniversary of Wingnut Wings going public. Their 10th anniversary celebration release models, 32045 Gotha G.1 & 32053 Gotha UWD are now available for pre-order from shop.wingnutwings.com with shipping hopefully from late April or early May 2019.
In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, we walk through assembly of Tamiya's all-new 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. View full screen to get the full benefit of the high definition images of the lovely surface textures and details.
In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop, we take a first look at the sprues from the full producion kit of Tamiya's all-new 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. If you want to skip my chat, you can go straight to the sprues at 3:56. View full screen to get the full benefit of the high definition images of the plastic parts!
After a long model hiatus, "Uncle Jules" Bringuier has made a welcome return with a Nuremberg announcement - a brand new forthcoming Classic Resin Airframes 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 V1. You can pre-order this very limited edition resin kit for USD$80.00 via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have archived the What's New entries from August to December 2018. 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.
In today's Squadron ScaleWorkshop, we take a close look at the sprues of the 1/35 Faun L 900 tank transporter and SdAh trailer from new German company, Das Werk. To view this 3 minute 47 second video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.
I have been advised that my latest book, "How To Build Tamiya's 1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I" will be arriving at the office tomorrow, so pre-orders and new orders will be sent out this week.The book features three varied builds including a PR conversion and Marcus Nicholls' beautiful Operation Dynamo Spitfire, a detailed description of the painting and weathering techniques employed, reviews of other Spitfire Mk.I models in 1/48 scale, reference photos and lists, and more. You can order your copy of this workbench companion by simply following this link.
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