Our publisher is moving cross-country from California to New Hampshire and so we wanted to update any company that is sending out samples that we have a new mailing address for anything you were sending to us in the USA.
I have been somewhat distracted the past month or so getting ready to move and sell our home here in California, so apologies for that. We have gotten quite a few nice samples recently so take a look if you are interested in contributing with reviews, blogs, or build features.
The latest items we have revceived for review or blog samples. New kits from Tamiya, Academy, Plus Model, Flyhawk and more.
Jim unboxes a slew of new kits just received. These include the new T-55 from Miniart, the Su-17 from KittyHawk and many more.
Sad news from Hobbico, they have filled for bankruptcy . Among the companies under the Hobbico umbrella are Revell-Monogram company in the United States, and Revell of Germany in Europe
Happy New Year! Jim unboxes some new items from Academy as well new magazines and a book from Nuts & Bolts.
We got in a slew of new as-yet-unreleased Tamiya kits this past week. Those include the new Korean Sherman as well as the new Bf 109 G6 and the new German Assault Pioneers with Goliath tracked mine.
Green Stuff World has two new sets of paints whose shade changes depending on the angle of view
HobbyLink Japan are promising some massive savings in a major sale starting on Black Friday. This could definitely be the time to snap up some bargains and beat import charges.
GasPatch Models are offering a 15% discount across their range of top quality models and accessories for Black Friday.
Jim unboxes some new kits from Tamiya as well as some new books and magazines that have come to us via mail.
Jim's semi-weekly series on new samples that have arrived at KitMaker HQ. This week featuring items from Tamiya, Academy, Zvezda and more.
We got in samples from several companies this week. They include the new releases from Miniart as well as two Hasegawa kits and some books.
As many of our site members have been reporting problems with their Photobucket hosted images in the forums, we have opted to remove the time limit on editing posts for the time being. This should allow folks to edit any photos and update to other photo hosting if they choose so their photos will once again appear in 3rd party forums.
A bevy of new samples from the likes of Tamiya, Plus Model, IBG Models, and others. Tamiya's new Corsair D is present as well as the new Brummbär (white box).
NOCH has released new models to bring your layouts and dioramas to life.
This week's Mail Call features aircraft and armor kits from Italeri and one 1/32 Spitfire from Hasegawa. Remember we have many such kits available for review. Check out the review samples sheets for a list of items (links on the homepage under the reviews section).
Summer's splendor blooms forth with these new products from MODEL SCENE: grass mat BLOOMING MEADOW - EARLY SUMMER, and 1/35 EUROPEAN SUMAC.
NOCH announces the release of new HO scale STRUCTURED HARD FOAM scenery models.
SHAPEWAYS has announced changes to their pricing of materials.
New items from IBG model, Academy, AK Interactive, Osprey and more. Including the new Damaged magazine and books from MMP Books courtesy of Casemate Publishers.
A smattering of new samples from Miniart, Italeri, and new ship maker, Kajika who have a new 1/700 Kongo waterline kit.
HERPA rolls in the new year with this lot of new models and models in new liveries.
We got a slew of new items in from Tamiya. They include not only 3 new (likely as yet unreleased) kits, but also some new paints, dio pigments, and more.
Jim unboxes the newest items we have gotten in this year as samples. Including kits from Flyhawk & Thunder Models, diorama materials from AK Interactive (including their new F.A.Q. Dioramas book), the new paint line from Mission Models and more!
Jim has more samples to share and just in time for Christmas too! Remember you can check out all the available samples on our online spreadsheets (links on the homepage in the Reviews block).
We got new items from Academy, Zvezda, Hasegawa, and more in this weeks Mail Call video hosted by Jim Starkweather.
This unfortunately sat in our news queue because apparently I am getting old and forgot to take it live. So a lot of these are already assigned, but not all! We got a Dragon USA large box as well as new items from MiniArt, Rye Field Model, Flyhawk, and, a new company, Resin-IM.
Jim gives us a peek at the new samples arriving at KitMaker HQ. Remember we are always looking for new contributors to review or build up samples sent to us!
Jim opens boxes and shows us what has come in recently to the KitMaker office. These items are available to contributors for reviews and or feature articles.
Here are some videos highlighting recent samples we have gotten in folks like Tamiya, Academy, Aber, Ammo of Mig, and many more.
Happy Medium Press have sent us details of a new concept in modelling magazines - a quarterly all-digital format devoted to all genres and combining the strengths of traditional print-mags with build videos.
RUSTY RAIL has released new workshop interior models, one in 1/48 and several in braille scale (1/87).
Jim shares what's just come in from Tamiya, MiniArt, Rye Field Model, and others. One being a mystery white-box from Tamiya USA.
Just catching up on our Mail Call series. This is where we show you what items we recently have received for review. If you want to check to see if a sample is still available, just look at our electronic spreadsheets. The links are on the homepages under the Reviews area.
We got some great looking (boxes) of new kits from Takom, Plus Model, Flyhawk and Italeri.
Jim shares recently received items from IBG Models, including the new Chevrolet C15A, and books from Osprey, Accion Press and more.
Iwata offers airbrushers something to carry their tools in, the Iwata Zipper Case.
The heavens have opened and rained down stuff. 18 kits, 12 books, 6 paint sets, and 6 paint jars/accessories. And yes I know this says Monday. It was on YouTube on Monday though. :)
We got a few new tank kits in this week from Meng and Rye Field Model. That and Jim likes to ramble.
We got in a slew of new items this week. Check out this video of Jim opening boxes. No really... it's exciting stuff.
Atlas Model Railroad will announce the release of new O scale-1/48 buildings!
The new Tamiya SU-76M has arrived as well as a few other notable kits, books, and magazines.
If you have ever considered requesting a sample from one of the KitMaker sites here is some info that will come in handy to make your request. Also included is the method with with we make decisions on who gets what.
Some new items from Dragon, Bronco, GWH, and IBG Models. As well as new publications from Accion Press.
The last Mail Call before the new year. We got a slew of items from Ammo of Mig (including their new books), the new Shilka from newcomer Hong Models, as well as new items from Takom, Trumpeter and IBG Models.
Rusty Rail continues to cast new models for model railroaders and others who build in 1/48 and 1/87. All models are unpainted.
I don't normally do this, but I got so many items in my mailbox on Tuesday that I had to do a second Mail Call video for this week. Items from Panda Models, Kalmbach Publishing, Legend USA, and Nuts & Bolts (books).
This week we have new items from Plus Model, Academy, Flyhawk, and new books from Casemate by Adam Wilder.
KitMaker Network will be opening it's palatial 240 sq. ft. office up for an Open House (err... open office?) on Wednesday December 16th from 7pm-9pm. If you live near Central California and want to come on by please do. We will be giving away some door prizes to the first folks to make the trek.