In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox the brand new Airfix 1/72 scale Hawker Tempest Mk.V. In this video 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. Please note that early in the video I refer to a 2013 Airfix 1/72 Tempest release. I meant to say Typhoon... ah, the joys of single-take videos.
The 48ers has announced a discount program based on Tiers that customers are assigned to according to total spendings. The Tiers are 3 (Orange, Silver and Gold) and the respective permanent discounts for an entire year is 5%, 10% and 15% respectively!Check out The 48ers website for more details.
Tonight I review Dora Wings' 1/48 scale Seversky P-35. 19 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included. This kit is currently in stock at Hannants and other retailers online and worldwide.
I am greatly saddened to report that prominent Ukrainian artist Valery Grygorenko was killed in a Russian attack near Kviv yesterday. Even if you don't recognise the name you will almost certainly know his work, in particular the striking and distinctive box tops of Roden kits. Our thoughts are with Valery's friends and family, and all those in peril in Ukraine today.
Plymouth Model Show 2022 will take place once again at its usual venue of Plymouth Guildhall on Saturday 25th June 2022 & is open to the public between 10.00am & 4.00pm. This will, once again, coincide with Armed Forces day which is within easy walking distance. Admission charges are £4.00 for adults, £2.00 for child/oap & £10.00 for a family ticket covering two adults & two children. Armed forces are entitled to free admission upon production of their ID card.
22 February, 2022
In the Gallery, Diedrich Wiegmann presents 12 images of his Revell 1/48 scale F-86D-20NA Sabre Dog. This was an excellent model and it is about to be re-released by Revell. Grab one while you can!
Tonight I review six new MDF bases from Custom Bases. These will be suitable for many types of models including figures, vehicles, aircraft and vignettes. Eleven images of the bases alone and in action are included.
Warbird Bunker has a redesigned website for their models, accessories and merchandise.
17 February, 2022
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox the brand new Meng 1/48 scale EA-18G Growler. This is one of my unboxing videos where I explore the kit contents for the very first time and share my impressions. I will be writing up a detailed in-box review next week.
For the information of our Australian visitors, the ACTSMS Canberra model show (Scale ACT 21) will be held this Saturday and Sunday, featuring model displays, the competition and the ever popular Swap 'n Sell. Lots of local and interstate traders will be in attendance selling kits, books and modelling accessories throughout the weekend. For more information and online registration (registration closes midnight Thursday 10th Feb), please visit https://actsms.asn.au/scaleact/ or Facebook “ACTSMS” and “Scale ACT 21”.
I was checking the stats on HyperScale's main page today and noticed that we have had 436 million visits from 237 different countries since 2010. As this is only around half of HyperScale's lifetime, the total number is likely to be closer to one billion visits in our total history starting in 1998. Amazing numbers!
2 February, 2022
Tamiya has relesed information on new releases that would have been announced at the 2022 Nuremberg Toy Fair. These include a new 1/48 scale P-38J Lightning. Military annoucements include a 1/48 scale Challenger 2 Tank (Desertised) and 1/48 German Heavy Tank Tiger I Early Prod. (Eastern Front). We'll have more news as it comes to hand.
Hi all. I've been receiving reports again recently about scammers on the Plane Trading Forum. The safest course is to only deal with people who have a HyperScale username AND have a history of posting. You can check how long they have been a registered member by hovering over the member's photo in the left column of the Forum. If you can't find any posts, ask them to send you a Forum Internal Message. New members should be considered suspicious. Anybody who insists that you to pay via PayPal's "Family and Friends" (which is non-refundable) is another red flag. Finally, if a deal looks too good to be true, then it probably is.
1ManArmy has released two more 1/32 mask sets for the HK-Models B-25J Strafer and for the Hobby Boss A-26B Invader. As the kit decals don't offer any maintenance stencils at all, these sets will make it possible to fill this gap. You can find more details here.
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox the brand new Clear Prop! 1/72 scale OV-1A / JOV-1A Mohawk. This is one of my unboxing videos where I explore the kit contents for the very first time and share my impressions. I will be writing up a detailed in-box review next week.
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox the brand new IBG1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 Early Version and Fw 190 D-15 Torpedo Bomber kits. These are two very nice kits and I will write up a more detailed in-box review in the coming days.
Airfix has added a number of further 2022 releases to their announcement from yesterday - a 1/48 scale Buccaneer S.2, a 1/48 scale Avro Anson Mk.I and a 1/72 scale Gloster Metwor F.8, all new tool. You can check out the full range here. It's going to be a big year!
New Year's Day, 2022 - HyperScale's 25th Year Online!
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 2022 HyperScale banners, marking HyperScale's 25th year online.
Wishing the whole HyperScale community a happy and healthy New Year and a much improved 2022.
29 December, 2021
I'm taking a few days off during the Christmas / New Year period. The Forums will be as lively as ever and I will be back at HyperScale's "What's New" desk next Monday, 3 January.
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox the new ARMA Hobby 1/72 scale P-51B/C Mustang. Looks like we may have a definitive 1/72 scale P-51B/C at last. BTW, there is a second style of pilot's seat on the smaller sprue and options for several variations of the F6C reconnaissance Mustang in the box. And the third style of lower cowl panel is louvered! So much to see here...
EagleCals has two new decal releases for Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4/A-5 based on subjects in Jerry Crandall's newest book, Fighters of the Iron Cross. These are available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. You can see more details here and here.
I am very sad to report the passing of Mike McEvoy, a legend of the scale model community who is best known for his iconic Tailpiece column in Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine and more recently for his Grumpy Old Modeller website. I was fortunate to meet and chat with Mike on a number of occasions at various Scale Model World shows. I offer my sincere condolences to Mike's family and many friends.
In the description of my unboxing video last Friday, I incorrectly typed 1/72 but the new Airfix Vampire F.3 is of course 1/48 scale. You can still check out the video here on the What's New or on YouTube.
In today's HyperScale Video Workshop, I unbox the new Airfix 1/48 scale de Havilland Vampire F.3 and share my first impressions. BTW, if you want to build an FB.5, it would appear that most of the parts are in the box already, including the clipped wing tips, the long stroke U/C legs, along with the FB.9 style stbd intake acorn which was fitted to some FB.5s. Add some rocket rails from the spares box and after market decals and you'll be there! Thanks to David Roberts for the additional information.