We are in the testing phase for the new forums and the first content site to be launched in beta for Model Shipwrights. Additional content sites will be going up for ModelGeek, AutoModeler, RailRoad Modeler, AeroScale, and Armorama and probably in that order.
The awards have reached the half way point and thousands of nominations from scale modellers all over the world have now been crunched and the finalists short listed.
A new scale modeling site for nominating your favorite kits, figures, paints and more has just been launched with the goal of the community nominating and then voting for the best scale modeling products of 2020.
Jim has new samples for review from Kittyhawk, Panda, and Zvezda. Also hobby mats from Tankraft.com. And a two new books from AK Interactive.
Kalmbach Publishing has released an all-new book, Modeling World War II in the Pacific.
We got some new samples in from Kitty Hawk, IBG Models, and Zvezda. As well as new paint items from Ammo of Mig. Remember you can see all our available samples from the home page in the Reviews area.
Just a reminder for those of us cooped up in our homes (or basements) that we do have our Discord channel up and running for people who might want to brave the new world of social meetings, etc. It's not quite Zoom with a web cam an all, but if you want to hook up a mic (or web cam mic) that works.
Jim runs down some of the most recent items sent in for review samples. Several new Zvezda, IBG, Panda, and Kittyhawk kits as well as items from Ammo by Mig and MP Originals Masters Models.
Jim unboxes some of the recent samples sent to him and they are now available for review articles or blogs. They include aircraft from Tamiya, Kittyhawk and Zvezda, as well as armor from Rye Field and Panda, and ships from Flyhawk. Some interesting new books from AK as well as other new AK offerings.
The most recent issue of Hobbyworld magazine has aircraft, figures and armoured vehicles. See the contents here.
HERPA CARS & TRUCKS 2019 / 11-12 presents models that will be available this winter, 2019.
We open some of the recent items sent for review which include items from Zvezda, Italeri, IBG Models, AGN Modelworks, Sabre, and AK Interactive.
Jim gives us a peek at some of the new items that have come in for review samples. New items from Rye Field, Flyhawk, Kittyhawk and more.
We have some new samples just in from Tamiya, RFM, Italeri, Academy, Flyhawk, and Panda Hobby. Mostly armor but one new automotive kit from Tamiya.
NOCH has released a variety of new models for the later third of the year.
NOCH has released a new series of models for an ALPINE theme. It is available in HO and N.
Enhanced Scenery and Big 0 Scale Figures (O Scale (EU))
NOCH announces new items in time for Christmas: New Foliage for Realistic Scenery Design and Big 0 Scale Figures.
Cobbelstone Structure Roads (HO Scale)
NOCH continues to create and release new thoroughfares to modeling perfection with this range of STRUCTURE ROADS - COBBLESTONES..
As you may have already spotted in the Forum, Paul Fisher of Fisher Models has lost his home and livelihood in the fires that have ravaged California.
NOCH continues to create new subjects for their LASER-CUT MINIS. This release has rural and urban subjects in many scales.
We take a look at some new products from Italeri, Academy, IBG Models, Flyhawk and some interesting decal sets from Modeller.
NOCH is releasing more of their HARD FOAM Series: Coarse stones – "delicately processed!"
I am back!! Yes I know I say that a lot lately but this time it's POST move and in our new house (or precisely our new basement). New items from Rye Field Model, Flyhawk and Academy!
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).
Blooming Meadows and Sumac (1:35)
Summer's splendor blooms forth with these new products from MODEL SCENE: grass mat BLOOMING MEADOW - EARLY SUMMER, and 1/35 EUROPEAN SUMAC.
Castle Ruins and Hard Foam Cliff Faces (HO Scale)
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.