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Preview: Two new kits of men on a new frontier in March-April 2023...

The Modelling News - 4 hours 40 min ago
Masterbox bring us two figure sets for this month; A scene of Frontiersmen trading in the US in the 18th century & a figure of German Hubris during early WWII are the two subjects. We look at the kits in our preview....Read on... »

We catch up with the 35th scale Mtl/ Zgkrwg, 8t Sd.Kfz 7 with crew from DAS WERK

The Modelling News - 9 hours 26 min ago
It seems we missed this one a while ago, but we thought it is still an interesting kit. Das Werk has made good on their promise to bring several kits to market in the first half of 2023. One of them is this, the 35th scale Mtl. Zgkrwg. 8t, Sd.Kfz.7 halftrack with six crew members. We look at the kit in our preview...Read on... »

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale T-34/85 Plant 112. Spring 1944 kit.

The Modelling News - Tue, 03/28/2023 - 06:03
MiniArt are not standing still on their T-34 variant releases. Today they have news of their Summer (to go along with the Spring variant) of T-34/85 from 112 plant in 1944. We look at the changes to the vehicle and the kit in our preview...Read on... »

Dioramag special edition focuses on the conflict in Lebanon in 1982...

The Modelling News - Mon, 03/27/2023 - 23:12
The dark days of the conflict in the early eighties in Lebanon has been recreated by two very skilled modellers in Pla Edition's latest Dioramag special book. We look at what's inside in our preview...Read on... »

Takom shed light on its StuG III Ausf.F.8 in Early & Late versions in 35th scale...

The Modelling News - Mon, 03/27/2023 - 10:19
Takom's two Stug III Ausf.F8's enter the light in their latest CAD images. We get to see more of the features of the kit and garner some info on the models in our preview...Read on... »

African Rebels & new animal sets in 35th scale from Mantis Miniatures in April...

The Modelling News - Sun, 03/26/2023 - 09:56
To compliment the Delta Force & Nightstalkers operatives from last month, this set of releases in 35th scale from Mantis Miniatures features their opposition, the rebel fighters. See them, and the two new animal sets in our preview...Read on... »

1/35 B-4 203mm Howitzer 12 Hour Build Challenge

Forums - Sun, 03/26/2023 - 02:11
Yes, it’s that time of year again. No not some silly game of grown men chasing a ball up and down a wooden floor. But it’s time for the annual So Cal AMPS 12 Hour build challenge. Yes, build a model from start to finish in three monthly four hour sessions during online Zoom meetings. Last month we presented our three candidate kits for the participants to vote on. This kit is what my fellow members voted for me to build- a 1/35 Eastern Express kit of the Soviet B-4 203mm Howitzer. The tracked carriage really gives it a look all its’ own. During today’s first four hour session, I was able to get most of the carriage base completed, All of the breech and barrel assembly completed And I was able to get a good portion of the gun cradle assembled And of course, I had to test fit it all together Next month we will have the next session and I should have most of the basic assembly completed…

Das Werk's 1/35th scale Kanonenjagdpanzer / Beobachtungspanzer (2 in 1) coming 2023...

The Modelling News - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 10:45
Das Werk & Amusing Hobby have been in collusion again, this time another interesting subject in a two-in-one boxing of the Kanonenjagdpanzer (tank destroyer) or the Beobachtungspanzer observation vehicle coming soon. We look at the real thing & what we know in our preview...Read on... »

WTB: 1/72 Airfix Short Skyvan (2002 release version)

Forums - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 20:54
I've seen several on eBay but thought I'd try here as well.

Preview: April's latest kits, resin, masks & prints from Special Hobby

The Modelling News - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 06:44
We have a look at Special Hobby's new kits, prints, masks and aftermarket resin, with sprues, at and some colours for each one today in our preview...Read on... »

2023 Contest Entry Forms Now Available

Forums - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 09:46
Contest entry forms for the 2023 national contest are now posted to the convention website. There are both fillable PDFs as well as Microsoft Word documents. Convention contest staff will have blank hard copies on hand at the contest registration desk for those that do not get a chance to fill out their forms ahead of time. IPMS National Convention | Contest Entry Forms (nats2023.com) -Len

A new British Apache AH Mk.I in 35th scale from Takom joins the fray

The Modelling News - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 07:02
If you are one of those early adopters out there buying lots of aftermarket to create a British Apache in 35th scale, well,,, put your wallet away soldier! The news is Takom is making the Apache AH Mk1 Attack Helicopter to suit your needs. See more in our preview...Read on... »

Read n' Reviewed: Abrams Squad Vol #40 from Pla Editions

The Modelling News - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 22:15
Today we review Abrams Squad issue #40 - is it still THE modern military scale modelling magazine? We have read it, see what we think about it in our review...Read on... »

The Duke Finishes Three Armor in March

Forums - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 18:04
Here at the staging area for Maddog Manufacturing, you can see the latest vehicles that we completed as they roll out of the Motor Pool. First is the Canadian Churchill AVRE: Followed by my Russian SA-6 Gainful: And last for this month so far is this US Army M1296 Stryker Dragoon: All of these were weathered with Tamiya weathering powders; I think I'm beginning to start doing this better.... My apologies for the poor pics; these all look far better in person. My Iphone 11 camera does not take good pics, making my editing software have to really work hard to make them acceptable. Man I miss my camera!! Thank you all for checking these out, comments are always welcome.

Updated info on Border Model's 35th scale T-34/85 112th plant turret

The Modelling News - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 09:52
We have some updated images and info showing more of Border Model's 1/35th scale T-34/85 Composite Turret - 112 Plant version. We look at them in our updated preview today...Read on... »

Preview: Learn how to recreate extreme real buildings in a new book by Emmanuel Nouaillier

The Modelling News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 11:23
Emmanuel Nouaillier, a famous modeller who excels in recreating scenes of the dilapidated & deserted has a new book just announced. Published by Vallejo - the book transports us to the deserted streets & buildings in scale, where we are shown how to recreate the scenes on your on workbench. We look at the book in our preview...Read on... »

For those who may have a flexible travel schedule ...

Forums - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 08:25
... the Battleship Texas Foundation has announced that the drydock tours of the Texas in Galveston have been extended into June & July, including July 30 before the convention. The tours are on Sundays when the normal industrial work is at a minimum. Tours are about an hour and you walk on the dock deck to examine the hull. The ship herself is not open. Tour cost is a donation to support the restoration effort. Salvaged material is being made into souvenirs and there is a gift shop. The ship is currently scheduled to exit the drydock in August. More work to be done topside at that time. No final location of the ship announced yet, although Beaumont and Baytown have been eliminated/ I could see the itinerary of starting in the morning in Galveston, then driving to Fredericksburg for a day or two at the Nimitz museum before arriving in San Marcos on Wednesday

1/48 Hobbyboss F-80 with IPMS 2022 decals

Forums - Mon, 03/20/2023 - 18:53
This was mind flush built straight out of box and not concerned about inaccuracies(IE Intake shapes). This was a very easy kit to build.I thought it was well engineered and went together quite well. I used the IPMS National decals for the Korean War F-80. The decals were fantastic. The model was finished in numerous shades of Alclad over Tamiya Gloss Black (rattle can decanted). The Alclad Aqua Gloss was used and worked great with the decal clear. This model was built straight out of box and was a pleasure to build. Thanks for Looking and Comments always welcome Cheers Bill

Academy 1/35 M2A2 OIF Project

Forums - Mon, 03/20/2023 - 16:20
In honor/recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom and those who served there, I’m going to be building this kit. I’ve got a set of AM Bigfoot tracks to replace the incorrect ones that come with the kit.