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.
More samples have arrived at our main offices! This time it's a big box from Dragon USA and items from Tamiya, Video Aviation, and more.
How does Rusty Rail stay rusty with all of their activity? Now a 3D printer compliments their quality resin casting process and this month we see the first fruits of the system.
Bringing news of a new model shop that has opened in Hereford (UK) a rare event in these times of modern online shopping.
Where we show you the new items from Takom, Rye Field Model, Italeri, Hasegawa, and Academy that we recently received in the mail. And two new books as well. Remember you can request items for review via the 'Available Samples' links on the homepage reviews area on most of our sites!
Jim has been off on vacation and came back to find more than a few samples waiting for him (in ambush). This video shows what's new and potentially avaialble for sample reviews, etc.
Monday means Mail Call (if we have new mail & samples) and this is #9 in our video series of Mail Call videos where Jim babbles on about what we recently received in the mail. If you want advanced news about samples this is where to get it.
We are very happy to announce the return of the Model of the Month contest to Armorama for Armor/AFV builds. The new contest is being sponsored by SAM Publications & Scale Military Modeling International and they will be judging the entries and providing a prize package for the winner each month, as well as the potential for the winner to be featured in SMMI!
Jim shows us what has recently arrived for review samples. Some new items from Trumpeter, Vallejo Paints, and Osprey Publishing books.
We got in some new Tamiya and Hasegawa kits this week. Jim shares those and more news in this regular video series.
In this regular news/video series, Jim shows us what has showed up at KitMaker Central. This was suppose to be posted on Monday (and was on YouTube) but is late getting on the sites.
Matho Models has released four new 1/35 detail sets suitable for model railroad No. 1 scale of 1/32.
Rusty Rail has been busy this summer! Here are several new O scale / 1/48 civilian vehicles and detail parts. As always, the castings are sold unpainted and the figure is not included.
Jim shows us some of the recent new arrivals from Asuka, Acadmeny, Rye Field Model and Dragon USA. Which also includes kits by Dragon, Bronco, Master Box, Aoshima, and Miniart.
Well it's been about a month since the last Mail Call video was put up. This time around we have new items from Legend Productions, Flyhawk (the new 1/72 PzKpfw II Ausf J (VK.16.01), Abrams Squad magazine, and the first kits from newcomer Tiger Model.
The Revell Facebook page posted a link to their model plans.
Are there some gaps you want filled in your Osprey Publishing library? Well here is your chance to pick up a bargain from Osprey Publishing.
Trumpeter have announced that they have acquired the molds formerly owned by Tristar models.
Juweela is planning a new line of pavement for 2015 - FLEXYWAY!
Rusty Rail has sent RailRoad Modeling news of their latest creations of resin diorama models in HO and O scale - 1/48, and a new Mack truck type in O.
NOCH created a quick and easy way to make water for dioramaists!
NOCH produces a series of hard foam scenic subjects. Most can find use in any scale.
NOCH has produced new E-Kits for modelers who also enjoy electricity!
A new vignette diorama kit based on the design of the Quarter Deck of the HMS Diana (1794), a 38-gun Artois-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy.
NOCH electrifies modeling with the new series E-Kits!
NOCH has been busy this summer preparing a winery and vines, water and coloring gels, and new trees!
Mediterranean dioramas and railroad layouts bloom with NOCH's new PROFI series Olive Trees and rows of Lavender!
HobbyScale Press have sent us details of an exciting development in modelling publishing - a new digital format magazine: Scale Modeling Quarterly.
NOCH announces that their new Natur+ Meadow Mats are in hobby shops!
MRC is releasing a plastic clock inspired by a Leonardo Da Vinci sketch.
Another "Fallen Flag". German model maker Vollmer has announced they will cease business in the middle of 2014.
Rusty Rail has been casting away containers for cast-aways!
Revell are re-releasing the SMS Emden and SMS Dresden as a boxed set.
NOCH is at the 2014 International Nuremberg Toy Fair and has announced their theme for 2014.
W^D Models has released photos of their upcoming Great War-era Crossley 20/25 staff car.
I learned the very sad news this evening from Gordon Stevens that we lost one of the pioneers of the UK modelling scene just before Christmas - the inimitable Ron Firth:
Add On Parts continues to add on HO scale models.
A new O scale - 1/48 casting has been created at Rusty Rail, a parts cabinet with positionable door.
Atlas released Hurricane Sandy Relief "Save the Shore" hoppers in the three most common model railroad scales - O, HO & N.
NOCH has a crush on industry with a Laser-Cut Gravel Plant and Quarry Rock in 1/87 - HO.
Add On Parts is releasing a new corner building in HO and propane tanks suitable for No.1 Scale this September. These models are made of resin and ceramics.
Add On Parts is releasing new 1/35 sets of weapons and containers and buildings, plus a new corner building in 1/72 and HO (1/87) this September. These models are made of resin and ceramics.
Bar Mills announces a brand new model: Shaw's Ridge Equipment & Supply.
Armor35 whets railway modelers with this new 1/35 water column, plus a statue of Stalin to welcome travelers to the station.
The US Senate has supported a bill to charge a tax on internet based sales in an effort to level the playing field for bricks and mortar retailers.
Herpa has announced their summer releases in their July & August 2013 Cars & Trucks News. Oh yeah, and there's an HO helicopter, too!
Laser Modeling 3 has released their sixth craftsman kit, Gillmeister Coal Co. .
Railway Design Associates rings into the new year with a new model: French Camp Foundry in HO ( 1/87 ).
New from NOCH, an Outhouse; Tool Shed; Workshop; and Structure Accessory Sets.
New Standard Trees & Classic Bushes from NOCH are available in multiple scales.