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).
Hobby Design is back yet again with another release for September. This time with the ever popular RWB Porsche 911 (993) widebody transkit. Although personally I am a big fan of the traditional OEM Porsche widebodies, the RWB kits definitely have a presence to them.
A new release of a Renault Vivastella posted on the Heller web site.
DAF XF 105 SMOKY JR released with "new chromed wheels"
One of the great British bikes released by Italeri!
Revell Germany has a Kenworth Aerodyne in 1/32 scale which would be an easy build for the young ones starting off in the truck building hobby.
For all you Euro truckers.
Breaking news! Tamiya will be releasing the new Acura NSX (or is it still a Honda NSX) in 1/24 scale later this year. The new NSX is the successor to the original although a lot has changed in the last 2 decades since the production of the original first started. This time around, the NSX will be AWD, a Hybrid and an automatic only. However, these differences do not hinder the car's overall performance and enjoyment at all.
A recent teaser popped up on BeeMax's facebook page of something that a lot of us have been waiting for. Although resin variations have been made in the past, fans of this car have been hoping for a mainstream styrene kit.
Yet another release from Hobby Design. This time, it is the Rocket Bunny ND Mazda MX-5 widebody kit. Although the Mazda MX-5 was released last year, it still appears to be a popular subject for aftermarket companies and kit makers as well.
Recently there has been a lot of small pop up model companies that flooding the transkit market with awesome products like never before. One of these companies is ZoomOn Models. What really brought the company into the spot light was their collaboration with EightyOne when they released the FD2 Civic Type R as well as the FD2 Mugen RR. These two resin kits were very well detailed and to date, no mainstream kitmaker has produced these two awesome subjects. Anyway they are back with another great release.
Jim shares what's just come in from Tamiya, MiniArt, Rye Field Model, and others. One being a mystery white-box from Tamiya USA.
Perhaps one of the most popular mass produced sports car of all time, the Mazda MX-5 is undoubtedly extremely popular. With the newest generation, the ND, Mazda is yet again going to have a popular car on its hands. The quantity of aftermarket parts for the new generation of the MX-5 will be limitless.
DER MASS:STAB Issue 3/June 2016 is available and full of cool model articles.
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.
Eightyone is a fairly new comer to the model car scene. With their previous resin transkits and their aftermarket wheel sets, they had set out to make a name for themselves with a very nice variety of popular items.
Hobby Design, one of the most popular transkit and aftermarket wheel resin kit makers recently released a 1/24 scale version of the Voltex Honda S2000.
This release from Revell-Monogram will make a nice starting point for a detailed hot rod:-
For all the Le Mans fans Hasegawa has released a Sauber Mercedes® C9 1988 Limited Edition car:-
Revell- Monogram has released a 48 Ford Police Coupe 2 in 1 model:-
Hasegawa Models has released a 1/20 Lotus '79 :-
BeeMax has been rolling out some very cool models as of lately. The Beemax 1/24 Honda Civic EF was a huge success. Their soon to be released E30 M3 BMW is highly anticipated and looks like it will follow in the footsteps of the EF Civic. BeeMax is planning to follow that up with another race car in the AE92 Toyota Levin.
Well folks, this isn't exactly the latest news from Aoshima as these test shots/3D printed pieces debuted almost 3 months ago. These prints depict the Pagani Huayra in 1/24 scale. Definitely can't wait to see more developments on this future kit.
This highly anticipated 1/24 scale BMW E30 M3 from BeeMax is about to hit the stores (hopefully shortly). Shown again at the Shizouka Hobby Show, BeeMax showed us the sprues as well as an assembled example of the kit.
Airfix has released a Aston Martin DB5 starter set.
With the end of an era looming before us, Mitsubishi has decided to celebrate the the Lancer Evolution with the Final Edition. Aoshima has done another great job of replicating this special vehicle in scale form.
At this year's Shizouka Hobby Show, Aoshima decided to put on display three upcoming cars to add to their 1/24 scale line up. One of these is the highly anticipated Lamborghini Huracan.
The upcoming Mercedes Benz AMG GT kit release will be a nice addition to the Revell of Germany 1/24 scale line up.
Shown at Spielwarenmesse-2016 back in February were two widely anticipated 1/24 scale model kits. Rumors had been flying months before the show and it was finally revealed to be the Mclaren 570S and the Mercedes AMG GT.
Roy Sutherland has sent us details of a BarracudaCast resin upgrade set featuring replacement wheels for Profil24's Golden Arrow record breaker.
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.
Italeri's March 2016 newsletter has information on a Western Star 4964
Not sure if this is a re-pop, but still nice to see trucks being released.
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!
I remember riding in one of these in France in 1975 the back seat was a hammock!
The roof lining had bright flowers printed on it!.
Any way back to now with a release from Revell Germany
Posted in this months Italeri e-mail news:
February 2016 release from Revell
Airfix has a Pre-order on it's Aston Martin DB5
The new Tamiya SU-76M has arrived as well as a few other notable kits, books, and magazines.
Airfix web site has news of a released Pocher Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale S,
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.
Rusty Rail has created a resin 1/48 - O scale truck dealership with these new truck conversions, and a new crane. All casting are sold unpainted unless noted.
Tamiya USA has a Tyrrell 003 1971 Monaco GP release.
This release is a mix of old and new parts, more about that in the Build Blog that I will be doing as soon as the postman gets up to speed.
Some new items from Dragon, Bronco, GWH, and IBG Models. As well as new publications from Accion Press.
Rounding up the four releases from Revell Germany we have a Foose Challenger SRT8:-