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.
Masterbox continues the new series of kits based on Ancient Greek Myths with a Satyr.
Jim unboxes some new kits from Tamiya as well as some new books and magazines that have come to us via mail.
HobbyWorld has just published a new special issue of SciFi Scale devoted to Mecha, with eleven articles of huge robots, vehicles and more.
Upgraded reissue of the 2001 Space Clipper "Orion". New packaging, minor changes. Complete with 60's style stand.
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.
Just released!! Another highly detailed Battlestar Galactica kit from Moebius. This time its the Battlestar Galactica Raptor.
Fine Scale Modeler and the folks at Kalmbach Publishing have an "Out of this World" Modeling book. Reserve your copy today.
The long awaited SM.03 from Rinaldi Studio's has finally arrived. Get ready to step up your mechanika game.
If you are a Halo fan you will love this. Revell is releasing Halo model kits coming 9.1.17.
By Grapthar’s Hammer!! JPG Productions has made a great Galaxy Quest Shuttle. This a must have for any Galaxy Quest fan.
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.
Third volume in the SciFi collection from Hobbyworld, with 100 pages and 14 SciFi modelling articles
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.
LARSON DESIGNS/LUNAR MODELS has released another accessory that should electrify fans of the classic TV series LOST IN SPACE.
A smattering of new samples from Miniart, Italeri, and new ship maker, Kajika who have a new 1/700 Kongo waterline kit.
LARSON DESIGNS/LUNAR MODELS has released a new resin Sci-Fi model that hark back to famous or old-time Sci-Fi movie vehicles.
HERPA rolls in the new year with this lot of new models and models in new liveries.
The second issue of SciFi Scale has just been published by Hobbyworld, with 14 modelling articles about SciFi.
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).
Battlegate Games started a new series of resin models called Mech in War. Here is the first release in the series.
Hobbyworld presents their new Awards 2016 book, plenty of sci-fi modelling articles with most of its content devoted to Star Wars.
We got new items from Academy, Zvezda, Hasegawa, and more in this weeks Mail Call video hosted by Jim Starkweather.
Scale 75 presents their new book, a detailed guide on painting Steampunk miniatures.
A Mercury Redstone launch vehicle is due for release soon in 1/72nd scale.
Bandai are to release a 1/72nd Rogue One Tie Striker.
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!
The next mecha in Michael Herm's chess series including the Rook and Pawn Brigade is the Knight, resin and photo etched model that's around 6in / 15cm high.
LARSON DESIGNS/LUNAR MODELS has announced a Space 1999 Glider.
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.
Zvezda have announced they are to release a new tool Star Wars Star Destroyer.
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.
In 1952 Collier's magazine published a series of articles regarding the man's inevitable conquest of space. One of those issues described a lunar landing ship envisioned by Wernher von Braun and now Pegaus Hobbies has added a model of this spaceship to their catalog.