Two droids, R2D2 and BB-8, from the "Force Awakens" Star Wars movie are now available as 1/12 plastic kits from Bandai.
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.
28mm Power Armor (28mm)
Albino Raven Miniatures continues their 28mm wargaming line with the release of this resin Power Armor suit.
In late January or early February, 2016, Wildhouse Models will release its own original design of the 1/32 resin O.R.C.A. hoverbike with seated rider. The release date is scheduled for late February, 2016.
Rusty Rail continues to cast new models for model railroaders and others who build in 1/48 and 1/87. All models are unpainted.
Larson Designs, has released a resin eight inch tall monster named "Flesh Gordon."
In February, 2016, Kabuki Models will release a 75mm resin female Star Wars Stormtrooper named, "Star Vixen."
The latest from Masterpiece Models is a large kit of the submarine Nautilus from Jules Verne's 19th century novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This kit is in the Disney 1954 film style rendition of Captain Nemo's vessel.
Dragon has announced their first Star Wars kits under a 'Phase 1' release title. Dragon states that the kits are to be produced by the same team for their military kit lines, emphasizing detail and accuracy.
Limbo Miniatures has released some nice resin statues of popular mythological creatures.
A Gunstar is the primary space superiority fighter and attack craft deployed by the Star League. Capable of both short and long-range space flight, the Gunstar is a two-person craft. It is approximately 20 meters in length and carries two, a pilot and a gunner - Last Star Fighter Wiki.
1/72 Force Awakens X-Wing (1:72)
The Rebel Resistance's "Force Awakens" X-Wing fighter 30 years after "Return of the Jedi" looks a bit different. Bandai has captured the new X-Wing with their 1/72 plastic scale model.
The Dark Side arises again with the return of the TIE fighter! Bandai's 1/72 plastic "First Order TIE Fighter" comes with pilot, laser cannon effects, display stand, and desert base.
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).
In January 2016, Battlegategames will be shipping its resin mechs, the four-legged Ultimate EXO and the two-legged Dark Knight AMO.
This week we have new items from Plus Model, Academy, Flyhawk, and new books from Casemate by Adam Wilder.
The Star Wars Dark Side's Force awakens with Bandai's 1/12 release of this poseable plastic First Order Stormtrooper.
Hasegawa has released a 1/20 plastic Ma.K 1/20 Lunar Surface/Space Humanoid Type Unmanned Interceptor Vega / Altair.
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.
1/72 Mercury Spacecraft (1:72)
Horizon Models has released a 1/72 plastic Mercury spacecraft . This kit allows the modeler to make two Mercury capsules.
Bandai releases its first 1/144 "Force Awakens" plastic kit in the form of the Millennium Falcon!
Kotobukiya has released a 1/35 plastic construction version of the demilitarized Tachikoma from the Anime cartoon "Ghost in the Shell."
28mm FR-340 Hunter Mech (28mm)
Albino Raven Miniatures has released a FR-340 Hunter 28mm resin mech.
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.
Nutsplanet completes their "Trigger Series" figure line for 2015 with the December release of this 32mm Command Squad "The Watcher." This set comes with three 32mm figures.
Nutsplanet comes out with the final 1/24 "Trigger Series" post-apocalyptic release for 2015, titled, "Clever Hunter." This figure comes with optional heads and arms.
New 1/35 Zombies (1:35)
Modern Armies in Miniatures ups the 1/35 zombie horde with these new male and female resin releases.
The 1/72 Bromley "Native Dancer" gets a reissue with Max Factory's two versions, Commander and Missile Pod type. Release date is April, 2016.
Modern Armies in Miniatures continues their 1/35 Front46 product line with these upcoming resin releases slated for February 2016.
I-7 Howlrunner (1:72)
The Incom Corporation I-7 Howlrunner was a short range attack starfighter employed by the Galactic Empire Galactic Civil War. At least according to the Dark Horse Star Wars comic books it was and MVM has just produced a kit of this craft.
Lost in Space 'Derelict' Ship (1:350)
Coming next month, a space vessel from the 1960's American television series Lost in Space. 'The Derelict' made its appearance in the second episode of the series under the title of the same name.
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!
Lewis Class Heavy Shuttle (1:350)
From the The Original Series universe (TOS to us Trekers), an original fan design of an armed class of shuttle craft. This kit was patterned by Dave Lewis.
New Vehicles (28mm)
Antenociti's Workshop in the UK has released some new wargaming vehicles for their "Infinity" game.
Prometheus Arrives (1:500)
This huge kit, patterned by Scott Lowther and cast by Masterpiece Models, has finally arrived. The centerpiece of director Ridley Scott's pseudo-"Alien" prequel, "Prometheus" is a 22nd century Starship designed and built by the super-power Weyland Corporation.
Albino Raven Miniatures rocks the 28mm wargaming world with the release of its resin Power Armor Suit, "Behemoth."
Wildhouse Models plans to release a 1/24 mining rig with three drillhead options. This rig will also include a 25-piece 1/24 miner figure.
Imperial Tri-Wing Fighter (1:48)
No, not a new fighter from 'The Force Awakens' and not a brand new kit but one that hasn't been around for a while. This original design is a very detailed resin kit mastered by master model maker Alfred Wong.
Michael Rinaldi, President of Rinaldi Studio Press, announces the release of a new 'How To" book series. The first book, SM.01 talks about building and painting Industria Mechanika's Fish Submarine.
A new model manufacturer brings us a new array of Star Trek related kits. Ugh! Models has debuted their website with several offerings of space ships from a time in the Star Trek universe that takes place somewhere between 'Star Trek: Enterprise' and the original series 'Star Trek'. Have a look!
End of Story - Figures (28mm)
A set of figures with a remarkable resemblance to characters of one of the most popular console games ever. It is available as a kit or as an assembled and painted piece.
2 figures from Christophe Desse’s Ground Crew set and 2 figures from Christophe Arnold’s Porpoise set to create two 2-figure set in 1/20 scale.
Coming - Kallamity’s Maki (1:35)
Next up from Luca Zampriolo’s Kallamity line is the 1/35 scale Maki!
The latest from SFM, Post-Apocalyptic survivors Trevor and Toby (I'm not sure which is which).
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.
Robot Battle V Mk52G (1:35)
From the Robot Battle V mecha series, a MK52G combat mecha will soon be available for pre-ordering.
First produced in 2012 by Fantastic Plastic, the kit of the space station from the film '2001: A Space Odyssey', is now available again. Inspired by the classic "wheel" space stations of Dr. Werner von Braun, the partially built Space Station V served as the orbital way station for people traveling to and from the moon in the movie.