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17 August, 2022

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8 August, 2022

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5 August, 2022

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3 August, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/32 scale ZOOM Photo-Etch, Seat Belts and Masks for Italeri's 1/32 scale Tornado ECR. Eight images of the photo-etched frets, packaging and instructions are included.

Dave Klaus will be presenting his TIDAL WAVE / Ploesti 1 August 1943 presentation on the CAF (Commemorative Air Force--formerly Confederate Air Force) podcast at 7 PM Wednesday, 3 August 2022 (US Central Daylight Time). The Youtube and Facebook links that will allow you to watch it live are below. The title is "Dragged Through The Mouth of Hell - Correcting The Record on Ploesti, 1 August 1943."

2 August, 2022

Spencer Pollard has sent final photos and information on his newest book, Modelling an Icon #1: SPITFIRE. All the latest details and ordering information may be found on the Preview page

Kinetic's forthcoming and all-new 1/48 scale F-16C Block 25/42 is available to pre-order now from Lucky Model for just USD$39.99. Also, please note that HK Post Airmail to Australia, Canada, U.S. etc.has resumed - hooray!

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale ZOOM Photo-Etch, Seat Belts and Masks for ICM's 1/48 scale B-26K Counter Invader. Eight images of the photo-etched frets, packaging and instructions are included.

In the Gallery, Richard Nicoletti presents six images and a description of his Tamiya 1/48 scale F4F-4 Wildcat.

1 August, 2022

Tonight I review Iliad Design's 1/48 scale Special Op Skyraiders. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 "Wide Sau" night fighter. Eleven images are included.

On Missing-Lynx, I review a brand new diorama texture product line, TERRAFORM from AMMO by Mig Jimenez. AMMO has sent along three samples from the eleven-product range. Some of the textures, appropriately thinned, may also be suitable for weathering vehicles. Six images are included

I also examine a batch of new painting sets from AMMO by Mig Jimenez includingtwo figure painting sets for German WWII SS Spring Camouflage, US Marines uniforms and US Navy Helicopters. 15 images are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

29 July, 2022

John Miller reviews the new G.W.H. 1/32 scale Curtiss Hawk 81-A2 in detail. 40 images of the plastic, photo-etched and 3D printed parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

...and while we're on the subject, you can check out yesterday's review of Eduard's upgrades for this kit, plus Tolga Ulgur's Gallery and In Progress Photos of the model.

Mat Mathis presents a new Feature Article on painting and masking his Trumpeter 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F. 29 images, including plenty of in-progress shots, support the detailed text.

Two new Squadron "In Action" titles by David Doyle - F-14 Tomcat In Action and F-111 Aardvark in Action - are available now from Doolittle Media.

28 July, 2022

Graham Carter reviews Xtradecals' 1/72 scale F-35A/B Lightning II Worldwide Collection. Ten images of the packaging, the decals and the marking guide are included.

I examine Eduard's new 1/32 scale ZOOM Photo-Etch, Seat Belts and SPACE upgrades for GWH's 1/32 scale Hawk 81-A2. Ten images of the photo-etched, 3D printed and photo-etched parts are included.

In the Gallery, Richard Nicoletti presents six images and a description of his Tamiya 1/48 scale Aichi M6A1 Seiran.

27 July, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale Z-526AFS Akrobat Weekend Edition. 26 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Dragon 1/72 scale Dornier Do 335 B-4. 19 images are included.

26 July, 2022

Tonight I step back two decades to review Tamiya's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a through the lens of the 21st century. Guess what? It still looks good! 20 images of the kit's plastic and white metal parts, decals and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines BarracudaCals' Spitfire Early Mark Airframe Stencil decals, available in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Images of the cover and the decals are included.

In the Gallery, Peter Kormos presents his Hasegawa 1/48 scale P-40N Warhawk. 19 images, including plenty of in-progress shots, are included.

25 July, 2022

Spencer Pollard's latest modelling title covering the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I to V has just been released and is now available to order!

Arma Hobby is experimenting with 3D printed accessories designed for their kits. The goal is to improve plastic models with parts of a quality impossible to obtain with traditional injection technology. Arma wants to know modellers' opinions – so they decided to give these prototype accessories free of charge to everyone who buy their 1/72 Hurricane Mk.I and Yak 1b kits in their Limited Edition sets in the armahobby.pl store by the end of July. These accessories will not be available as a separate product. Arma Hobby plan to add them to the Deluxe Set models in the future. More about this project in an article on the Armahobbynews Blog.

Blast Models has announced four new releases, all available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35403K - VBCI BARKHANE COUNTER IED SEARCH LIGHT SET

    BL35404K - VBCI REAR RACK - HELLER

    BL35405K - VBCI MAG 58 WITH SHIELDS - 2 PCS

    BL35427K - MODERN PLASTIC SAND PLATES PSP MTX - 8 PCS

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22 July, 2022

Brad Huskinson presents a Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/24 1963 VW Type 2 Micro Bus '23 Window' . 24 images of Brad's Kombi under construction and complete are included.

Eduard is currently offering a 20% discount (25% for BFC), including new August products, from their webstore from now until July 27.

21 July, 2022

Kinetic Model has announced two completely new releases in their Gold Series. The first is Kit No. 72003 - C-17A Globemaster III in 1/72 scale, estimated release: 2023. The second is a totally NEW TOOL 1/48 scale USAF Block 25/42 F-16C Viper. Some very cool markings have been chosen for this boxing. Estimated release: Oct, 2022. Check out the Preview page for images of box art. You can drop by the Kinetic Stand at Omaha if you're at the Nats too! We'll have more details as they come to hand.

Graham Carter reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale P-51B/C Bazooka Rocket Launcher set. Eight images of the packaging, the resin and photo-etched parts and the instructions are included.

In the Gallery, Martin Karte presents 20 images of his Zoukei-Mura 1/32 scale Henschel Hs 129 B-1.

Spencer Pollard has announced that his newest modelling title will be released this weekend covering the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I to V. Check out the Preview page for information, photos and ordering details, or you can go straight to Spencer's Kit Box website.

20 July, 2022

Graham Carter reviews Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 scale P-51B/C Diamond Tread Wheels for the Arma Hobby kits. Four images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

Air Graphics On Target Models will release a 1/72 scale kit of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon MRA1 with RAF Resin update set and decals. This is the 1/72 Scale Big Planes injection model with new resin and decals. Please note this is limited to 50 kits and will be available on a first come - first served basis. Available to pre order now on the Air Graphics website .

Fundekals revised and improved 1/72 Vulcan decal sheet will be available at the IPMS USA Nationals and on their website next week.  This was their most popular 1/72 sheet. Details and decal image is on the Preview page.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents his Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-47D-22 "Belle of Belmont". 40 images, including a reference photo, are inclueded.

19 July, 2022

Tonight I review Tamiya's new 1/48 scale Lockheed P-38J Lightning. This is a substantially different kit with five new sprues compared to 2019's P-38F/G. 44 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

We have some exciting news from Eduard. Their next projects will be 1/48 P-51B, Bf 109 K and L-13 Blaník glider kits. In 1/72 there will be the Bf 109 F, G and K, linking them to the current Avia S-199 projects. Eduard is testing and optimising some general design features on Avia. We'll keep you informed of any new information.

Fundekals has Preview information and 22 images of their newest release - McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom Factory Stencil Decals. This will be available this weekend at the IPMS USA Nationals and from next week on Fundekals' website.

18 July, 2022

Graham Carter reviews Barracuda Studios' 1/72 scale vacform Spitfire Standard Blown Sliding Hood set. Three images of the parts and packaging are incuded.

Aerocraft Models has three new releases, all available right now:

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's brand new 1/48 scale British Main Battle Tank Challenger 2 (Desertised). 26 images of the plastic parts, decals and box top are included.

Archer Fine Transfers has a new batch of new releases including US Air Force uniform patches (1948 - 1991) available in two combinations. Check them out on Archer's webstore right now!

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

15 July, 2022

John Miller reviews the new Special Hobby 1/48 scale AH-1G Spanish & IDF/AF Cobras. 24 images of the plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale new Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate in their Model Kit series. 33 images of the kit's plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

We also have Preview information and images of Arma Hobby's forthcoming 1/72 scale double Hurricane package in Deluxe Set standard to commemorate the 80th Dieppe landing Anniversary. Eight images and detailed information is included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on Special Hobby's 1/72 scale AH-1G Huey Cobra. 16 images are included.

14 July, 2022

Tonight I review the Border Models 1/35 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6. 51 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines Eduard's BRASSIN PRINT 3d printed 1/72 scale P-51B/C Mustang Exhausts with and without shrouds. Images of the 3d printed resin parts, packaging and instructions are included.

In the Gallery, Richard Nicoletti presents five images and a description of his Tamiya 1/48 scale F4U-1D Corsair.

13 July, 2022

We have Preview images and information about BarracudaCast's new releases, including their much anticipated 1/32 scale A-4K Kahu New Zealand Skyhawk conversion and associated elements including the exhaust and 300 litre drop tanks.

Airfix has released their new 1/48 scale Westland Navy Lynx Mk.88A/HMA.8/Mk.90B I have set up a Preview page with images of a finished model and box art.

I have also embedded the official Airfix unboxing video for their new 1/48 scale Westland Navy Lynx Mk.88A/HMA.8/Mk.90B. This shows the sprues, decals, box top and more.

 

12 July, 2022

Tonight I review the new Border Models 1/35 scale Junkers Ju 87 G-1/G-2 Stuka. 57 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, marking guide, decals and box top are included. I have also compared the new Border 1/35 scale kit to the Hasegawa 1/32 scale offering.

11 July, 2022

I review Eduard's 1/72 scale Mosquito B.Mk.XVI ZOOM photo-etched detail set. Four images of the photo-etched fret, packaging and instructions are included.

Hussar Productions has a new set of decals for 1/48 scale Lancaster kits available now from their website.

On the military front, Hussar has also released a set of MAZ 537 wheels with spare, and 9P113 Luna-M wheels, both in 1/35 scale

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

8 July, 2022

Graham Carter reviews five different styles of 1/72 scale Sea Fury and Spitfire wheels from Barracuda Studios. 22 images of the packaging and the resin parts are included.

Fine Art of Decals is offering 15% off decal sets, DVD, books, etc. until midnight on MONDAY, 11 JULY 2022.

7 July, 2022

Tonight I review Kinetic's 1/48 scale Cheetah D SAAF Fighter. 27 images of the plastic parts, decals, marking options and box op are included.

I also examine BarracudaCals' 1/48 scale Spitfire Early Mark Airframe Stencils for Mk.I thru Mk.V. Images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Richard Nicoletti presents five images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Ki-61 Hein (Tony).

6 July, 2022

Tonight I review the two new Eduard PRINT Cockpit Sets for Eduard's 1/72 scale S-199 Erla and sliding bubble canopy kits. Ten close-up images are included.

And don't forget the related Eduard PRINT items previously reviewed on HyperScale - 3D Printed Avia S-199 main wheels, exhausts plus four after market decals for national insignia and stencils.

Graham Carter examines Phileditions' Squadrons No.52 "The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX - Former Canadian Homefront Squadrons". An image of the cover plus seven sample spreads are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/48 scale capturedd Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 in the rather wild colours of the e 325th FG.

5 July, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's new 1/48 scale Sopwith Camel Comic night fighter. 23 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines Valiant Wings Publishing's "The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Late Series (F to K including Z Series)" by Richard A. Franks. Ten images are included.

In the Gallery, Richard Nicoletti presents five images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale F-86F-30 Sabre.

4 July, 2022

Dieter Wiegmann presents five images of Revell's forthcoming reissue of the A400M, now in 70 Squadron RAF markings.

We have Preview information and an image of the next release from Furball Aero-Design, 1/48 scale Air Wing All-Stars: Super Hornets Part V.

Airfix has launched their Aviation Photo Awards. For more details follow this link.

On Missing-Lynx, Eric Christianson presents a new Feature Article on his AFV Club 1/35 Magach 6B GAL. 14 images are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

1 July, 2022

Tonight I review IBG's new 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 Over Czech Lands. 44 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines Valiant Wings Publishing's "The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Early Series V1 to E-9 including T-Series" by Richard A. Franks. Ten images are included.

...and while we are talking about Valiant Wings, the next book in their Airframe & Miniature series covering the P-38 Lightning is now live on the Valiant Wings website and ready to pre-order.

In my recent review of Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale F-6C Mustang, I neglected to mention that the canopy and wheel masks have been upgraded. They are now the paper Kabuki-style masks, which I think are clearly superior to the grey vinyl masks supplied previously. This will be welcomed by modellers who dislike cutting their own masks.

In the Gallery, Richard Nicoletti presents five images and a description of his Tamiya 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a.

30 June, 2022

Tonight I review IBG's new 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 Mimetall. 44 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

I also examine two very useful accessories for the IBG's Dora family from Eduard - 1/72 scale ZOOM detail set and MASK canopy and wheel masks for their Fw 190 D-9 kits. Six images are included.

In the Gallery, David A. Kimbrell presents eight images and a decription of his two Young Miniature' 1/10 scale B-17 Crewmen Busts.

Well-known industry figure Willy Peeters will be launching a new line of decals called Shogun Decal. We'll have more information about the first releases and website details in the coming weeks.

27 June, 2022

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.

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's three newest 1/48 scale Spitfire wheels - 5 slot, 5 slot with Z-Block tyre tread and covered hub, suitable for Spitfire Mks. I through IX. Images of the packaging and resin parts are included.

On Missing-Lynx, Gecko Models has sent Preview information and six images on their forthcoming 1/35 scale Closed Cab 30-cwt 4x2 GS Truck.

Archer Fine Transfers has a new offer. When you buy anything from their line of US Patches, German Patches, Commonwealth Patches or Eyeball/Tattoo 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 an instruction sheet you don't need another one. Check it out on Archer's webstore right now!

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24 June, 2022

John Miller reviews Arma Hobby's 1/72 scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate Expert Set. 20 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and marking guide are included.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/72 scale BRASSIN Tornado Wheels for the Revell and upgraded Eduard kits. Six images of the resin parts and packaging are included.

In the Gallery, Tadeu Pinto Mendes presents ten images of his Revell 1/32 scale Lockheed P-38J Lightning.

23 June, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's ZOOM 1/72 scale Wellington Mk.II photo-etched set. Four images of the packaging, the photo-etched fret and the instructions are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Trieste Crisis Yugoslavian Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 from the Eduard 1/48 scale kit. 15 images are included.

KLP Publishing has announced that its latest eBook title, ‘Building the Kitty Hawk HH-60G Pave Hawk in 1/35 Scale’, is now available at AUD$15.00 from their website.

22 June, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's ProfiPACK 1/48 scale Sopwith F.1 Camel (BR.1). Images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Graham Carter examines Hi-Decal Line's 1/48 scale Egyptian F-4E Phantom II decal set, also available in 1/72 scale. Six images of the instructions, the cover and the decals are included.

In the Gallery, Craig Harris presents 39 images of his Airfix 1/24 scale Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat.

21 June, 2022

Tonight I review GasPatch Models' gorgeous 1/48 scale Scheuch-Schlepper Tow and Recovery Vehicle for the Me 163 B Komet. 13 images of the 3D printed resin parts, masks, packaging and cover are included.

Graham Carter examines Xtradecal's 1/72 scale F-35A/B Lightning II USAF/USMC Collection. 14 images of the instructions, the cover and the decals are included.

In the Gallery, John Trueblood has built both the 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.Vb and Vc from Eduard's Southern Star boxing. Six images are included.

20 June, 2022

Tonight I review BarracudaCast's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.V Snapshot Cockpit Ugrade for the Eduard Spitfire V and other kits. Nine images of the resin parts, decals, packaging and instructions are included.

Squadron Signal has a new title - F/A-18 Hornet & Super Hornet In Action by David Doyle. You can purchase this new book online right now from Doolittle Media.

On Missing-Lynx, Blast Models has announced six new releases, all available now from Blast Models' website:

    BL35400K - GERMAN 7.3CM MULTIPLE ROCKET LAUNCHER FOHN

    BL35431K - GERMAN 7.3CM R.SPRGR FOHN AMMO SET

    BL35432F - GERMAN FOHN CREW 1

    BL35433F - GERMAN FOHN CREW 2

    BL35434F - GERMAN FOHN CREW 3

    BL35435F - GERMAN FOHN CREW 4

I have also posted a Preview page with photos of this very interesting and genuinely operational weapon - Blast Models' 1/35 scale 7.3cm Multiple Rocket Launcher Fohn with accessories and four separate crew figures.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

17 June, 2022

Tonight I review Arma Hobby's new 1/72 scale F-6C photo-reconaissance Mustang. 28 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and marking schemes.

Graham Carter examines Hi Decal Line's 1/48 scale MiG-15 bis decals. Images of the packaging, the decal sheet and the instructions are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer brings us a new Feature Article on his MiniArt 1/35 scale Flettner Fl 282 B Kolibri. 19 images with ample construction photos are included.

16 June, 2022

In the Gallery, Fabrice Fanton presents 29 images and a description of his Fisher Models' 1/48 scale Curtiss XF6C-6 Page Racer.

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale BRASSIN / PRINT Focke-Wuf Fw 190 D-9 lowered flap set. Four images of the 3D printed and photo-etched parts are included.

14 June, 2022

Here's a treat - a second new-tool Eduard release in two weeks! Tonight I review Eduard's new ProfiPACK 1/72 scale Avia CS-199 two-seater. 30 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tolga Ulgur presents 43 images and a description of his Trumpeter 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 B-2a in the Galley.

13 June, 2022

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.

On Missing-Lynx, Gecko Models has sent Preview information and images on their forthcoming 1/35 scale WWII British Landing Craft Assault, plus two separate German Beach Defences sets.

We also have Preview information and images of a forthcoming 1/16 scale release from Classy Hobby - the British Stuart VI tank (M5A1), available in August. An image of the box art plus six CAD illustrations are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

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.

7 June, 2022

Tolga Ulgur presents 48 images of his Dragon 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 F-2 conversion using the AIMS set.

Tonight I review Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Mosquito Wheels for the Tamiya kit. Four images of the packaging and resin parts are included.

6 June, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Vampire F.3 Wheels for the Airfix kit. Four images of the packaging and resin parts are included.

Ventura Publications has sent Preview information and images on their newest 1/72 scale decal release for four RNZAF Corsairs wearing Donald Duck nose art, available now from Ventura Publications.

On Missing-Lynx, We have Preview images and information on eight forthcoming small scale modern military vehicles and conversions from Air-Graphics On Target Accessories range.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

3 June, 2022

John Miller presents a big new Feature Article on his Arma Hobby 1/72 scale P-51B Mustang "Ding-Hao". 26 images are included.

Graham Carter reviews Eduard's 1/72 scale MiG-15bis Weekend Edition. Images of the plastic parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

We have 28 Preview images and information on SBS Model's new 1/72 scale Macchi M.39 full resin kit.

1 June, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's brand new 1/72 scale MEZEK Avia S-199 in Czechoslovak and Israeli Service Limited Edition Dual Combo. 52 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Eduard has released a number of accessories to coincide with the launch of their MEZEK kit. I also examine Eduard's 1/72 scale 3D Printed Avia S-199 main wheels, exhausts plus four after market decals for national insignia and stencils.

And if two kits from one box is just not enough, the plastic sprue-only Overtrees kits for the Erla canopy version and the blown hood version are also available now for just USD$14.95 each!

31 May, 2022

Graham Carter reviews Plus Model's all-new 1/72 scale Martin T4M Wheel and Float Versions. 28 images of the kit's plastic and resin parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tonight I examine Barracuda Studios' 1/32 scle F4U-1A/D Seat with US Style Harness. An image of the packaging and three photos of the resin seat are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 "Wilde Sau" Night Fighter. 15 images are included.

We have another Preview from Bullseye Model Aviation - this time 1/48 scale F-16s from Holloman AFB & Tucson ANG with some very colourful tail markings.

30 May, 2022

Bullseye Model Aviation has sent Preview information and images of their next two 1/48 scale releases, due by the IPMS USA Nationals:

On Missing-Lynx, Graham Carter reviews FC Model Trend's 1/72 scale M3 37mm gun. Eight images of the 3D printed parts and the packaging are included.

I examine FC Model Trend's 1/72 scale Panzer Crew 1. Eight images of the 3D printed parts and the packaging are included.

Airfix has just released their new 1/35 scale Brummbar Mid Production kit. I am assuming this one is a rebox of the recent Academy kit with new marking options.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

27 May, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's ProfiPACK 1/48 scale Sopwith F.1 Camel (Clerget). 26 images are included.

I also examine David Glen's new book, Mustang in my Workshop, which documents the creation and construction of his magnificent scratch built 1/5 scale P-51D Mustang.

...and if you'd like a little more related eye candy:

26 May, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's ProfiPACK standalone 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.Vb Late. 18 images are included.

Graham Carter examines Valiant Wings Publishing's P-51D/K Mustang A Complete Guide to the Cadillac of the Skies including the P-51H & XP-51F, G & J. 14 images of the covers and sample spreads are included.

And while we're on the subject, Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that owing to the weight of material in their forthcoming Fairey Firefly book, they have decided to increase the size of this book from 128 pages to 160. The even better news is that the cover price remains the same at £19.95 per copy.

In the Gallery, Rod Bettencourt presents 12 images and a description of his Tamiya 1/48 scale Grumman F-14D Tomcat.

25 May, 2022

Tolga Ulgur has sent an additional 72 construction photos of his brand new G.W.H. 1/32 scale Hawk 81 "Flying Tigers".

...and if you missed Part One with 35 photos of the completed model yesterday, here it is!

David Couche reviews Pacific Profiles Vol 4 Allied Fighters: Vought F4U Corsair Series Solomons Theatre, 1943-1944 by Michael Claringbould. images of the cover and 16 sample spreads are included.

EagleCal decals has two new releases, available now from their web store - Bf 109 G-2s and Bf 109 G-2/4s, both available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

24 May, 2022

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur has wasted no time completing his brand new G.W.H. 1/32 scale Hawk 81 "Flying Tigers". 35 images and a description are included.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/24 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Collection Pt. 2. Four images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

I also realised that I accidentally overwrote my recent review of Xtradecal's 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire FR.Mk.18e Collection last week. The review has now been restored.

Aerocraft Models has two new releases, available right now from Aerocraft's web store:

23 May, 2022

In the Gallery, Rod Bettencourt presents 10 images and a description of his Trumpeter 1/48 scale F-106A Delta Dart.

Lucky Model has the new Kinetic 1/48 scale Kinetic Latin American Kfir C10 available for pre-order now for just USD$39.99 plus shipping.

On Missing-Lynx, I review Tamiya's brand new 1/35 scale KV-2 kit. 36 images of the kit parts, decals and box top are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

20 May, 2022

John Miller reviews SOVA-M's 1/72 scale SA-16A Albatros. 20 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

Tonight I review Xtradecal's 1/24 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Collection Pt. 1. Four images of the cover, the instructions and the decal sheet are included.

In the Gallery, Rod Bettencourt presents 13 images and a description of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5.

19 May, 2022

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.

18 May, 2022

David Couche reviews Avonmore Books' "Pacific Profiles Vol 3 - Allied Medium Bombers: Douglas A-20 Havoc Southwest Pacific 1942-1944". 16 images of sample pages and covers are included.

In the Gallery, Rod Bettencourt presents eleven images of his Trumpeter 1/32 scale SBD-3 Dauntless.

17 May, 2022

David Couche reviews Brengun's 1/32 scale US GP 100lb AN-M30A1 bomb set. Ten images of the resin and photo-etched parts, decals and handy reference photos are included.

Roland Sachsenhofer presents a new Feature Article on his Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10. Eleven images are included.

Hannants has the new Xtradecal decal sheet for the just-released Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.18 in stock and available to order now.

16 May, 2022

Lucky Model has the new Kinetic 1/48 scale Kinetic Latin American Kfir C10 available for pre-order now for just USD$39.99 plus shipping.

On Missing-Lynx, Graham Carter reviews Vespid's 1/72 scale Maus II Panzerkampfwagen German Super Heavy Tank. 20 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals, marking guide and box top are included.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

13 May, 2022

Steve Pritchard presents a new Feature Article on his Kinetic 1/48 scale FMA IA 58 Pucara. 24 images are included.

John Miller reviews Foxbot's 1/72 scale Mig-29UB “White 90” Digital Scheme Masks. Six images of the cover, the instructions and the masking sheet are included.

Airfix has released their 1/48 scale North American Sabre F-86F-40 with new a new sprue and decals. I have set up a Preview page with images of a finished model and box art.

I have also embedded the official Airfix unboxing video for their new 1/48 scale North American Sabre F-86F-40 This shows the new sprue and markings, amongst others.

12 May, 2022

I review Eduard's 1/48 scale F6F-5 Hellcat Weekend Edition. 28 images of the plastic parts, four marking options, decals and box top are included.

In the Gallery, Tolga Ulgur presents 36 images of his Hasegawa 1/32 scale P-47D-25 Bubbletop Thunderbolt.

Lucky Model has the new Kinetic 1/48 scale Latin American Kfir C10 available now for preorder for only USD$39.99 plus shipping.

Valiant Wings Publishing has announced the 18th title in their Airframe Album series and their 72nd title to date-The Fairey Firefly - A Detailed Guide to the Fleet Air Arm's Versatile Monoplane by Richard A. Franks. Publication is scheduled for late May.

10 May, 2022

Tonight I review the brand new Arma Hobby 1/72 scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate. 34 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts. decals, marking schemes and box top are included.

9 May, 2022

Tonight I review Eduard's 1/48 scale ZOOM Photo-Etch, Seat Belts and Masks for Meng's new 1/48 scale F/A-18F Super Hornet. Eleven images of the photo-etched frets, packaging and instructions are included.

In the Gallery, Chris Uden presents eight images of his Trumpeter 1/24 scale Hurricane Mk.IIc Trop.

On Missing-Lynx, Vespid has announced two more forthcoming releases. We have nine images of each on the Preview pages:

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

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.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

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!

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

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.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

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.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

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.

...and don't forget to check out the outstanding work of Missing-Lynx's visitors on the Constructive Comments Forum too.

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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