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.
The Model Car Garage has released a Photo Etched detail set recommended for the Moebius 1955 Chrysler 300 model kits.
Great looking release from Heller.
Limited Edition BTCC Champ BMW release from Hasegawa Models.
Looking for an easy build with the young ones or a rest from glueing.
Revell has news of a Samba Bus in 1/16th scale.
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.
A nice 1/16 scale release from Italeri.
Another popular Scania release from Italeri
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.
A great Fiat release from Italeri!
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!
The Model Car Garage web site has posted a 442 detail set..
Posted on the Italeri web site for November as having up-graded moulds.
Due out in November from Revell
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!
Tamiya has a good record with their car models and the latest one announced is a 1/24t scale Mazda Roadster (MX-5. This kit has a release date of November 2015, but no recommended price has been released as of this time.
Tamiya has released a 1/12th scale Tyrrell 003 this month. This model does use parts from previous releases, but new mouldings have been added to accurately replicate the Tyrrell 003 as seen at the Monaco GP of 1971.
1/16th scale Kenworth release from Revell:
A new entry level release from Revell using new molds:
This is a C Production release from Revell:
This one is for all you "Tuners" out there:
Many painted white strips on their cars regardless of the type following this Tv show:
Jim shows us what has recently arrived for review samples. Some new items from Trumpeter, Vallejo Paints, and Osprey Publishing books.
Released in August of this year by Revell of Germany:
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.
Posted on the Italeri web site as an upgrade moulding of the SCANIA R730 V8:
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.
Looks like another great release from Galaxie Limited !
To celebrate the 200 aniversary of the Calabineri Italeri has released a Moto Guzzi V7 in 1:9 scale:
Round 2 has released a AMT Ford Woody:
Revell Germany keeps on giving us modern releases to tempt young modelers into the hobby!:
The following is a quote from the Revall Germany web site:
A new starter set by Airfix.
Due out this month from Aoshima.
Galaxie is taking orders for this August release:
This thoroughbred late 1980s monster was developed for competition racing, namely the Group A touring car races that were considered the pinnacle of their era.
As such, the Skyline GT-R (R32) was fitted with a powerhouse 2,568cc inline-six DOHC, 24-valve, twin turbocharged and intercooled 280hp engine. It was loaded with cutting edge technology such as Nissan's original ATTESA E-TS variable torque-split 4-wheel drive train, and a SUPER HICAS 4-wheel steering system.
For those who wanted to take its performance (and looks) to even greater heights, there was also a healthy market for customizing parts; principal among the suppliers were Nismo, Nissan's racing arm. This precision plastic model recreates a customized Skyline GT-R (R32) fitted with a bevy of after-market parts including Nismo offerings.
Speedwagon released by Revell
Heller released a hard top E type in May and this month the convetible is avalible.
If you want to get a youngsters started into model building this might be a good start.