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.
Back now in limited quantities, the early warning/reconnaissance craft from the 1980's anime 'Macross'. This craft was only featured in one episode but left a lasting impression for many mecha modelers.
RetroKit have released their first full kit in resin, a W.W.2 era Batplane.
RUSTY RAIL has released new workshop interior models, one in 1/48 and several in braille scale (1/87).
Jim shares what's just come in from Tamiya, MiniArt, Rye Field Model, and others. One being a mystery white-box from Tamiya USA.
Bandai are to release a Battle Droid and S.T.A.P as part of their Star Wars range of kits.