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!
Michael Herm’s Knight (1:35)
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.
Space 1999 Glider (1:48)
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.
Star Destroyer (Other Scale)
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.
The Moonlander (1:350)
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.
Batplane 1941 (1:72)
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.
Battle Droid and S.T.A.P (1:12)
Bandai are to release a Battle Droid and S.T.A.P as part of their Star Wars range of kits.
Cylon Raider (1:72)
Having already released a 1/32nd Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider, Moebius Models have gone smaller with a 1/72nd kit.
HobbyWorld has published a new book for SciFi fans, with fifteen articles detailing building and painting a wide range of subjects.
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.
Green Stuff has an interesting tool that allows to build tentacles, tubes or wires.
22" Eagle Interior (1:48)
LARSON DESIGNS/LUNAR MODELS announces 22" Eagle Interior, an interior for the 1/48 Space 1999 Eagle model from Round 2/MPC.
Skull Clan Catching a Thief (1:35)
Master Box sent us info on their upcoming figure releases. One of the 1/35 scale sets depicts a post-apocalyptic scene.
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. :)
Hobbyworld has launched a new line of plinths with SciFi and Fantasy themes.
We got a few new tank kits in this week from Meng and Rye Field Model. That and Jim likes to ramble.
Laser Gun (1:48)
LARSON DESIGNS/LUNAR MODELS has notified ModelGeek of his latest kit.
There is a new book from Spanish editor Hobbyworld about Mechanic Robots.
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!
A BIG AT-ST Walker (1:35)
Dragon Models has released some teaser images of a 1/35th scale AT-ST. They have also released news of something for getting about in all of that snow.
World of Fantasy (1:24)
MasterBox has announced a new series of Fantasy figures due for release in March/April this year. These figures are 1/24th scale offerings of female riders atop of fantasy beasts.
I just wanted to publicly thank Peter for all the time and work he has put into ModelGeek for the past 3+ years. You won't be seeing all the great news stories and reviews that he has been adding to ModelGeek for a while as he has decided to take a break to get more time for other things (like modeling!). We are sad to see him go, but hope he decides to come back for more down the road.
ROOOOAAAR! Check out the size of those fangs! Albino Raven Miniatures has released a Limited Edition 60mm tall resin bust of a Sabertooth cat!
Nutsplanet upgrades the firepower of its Post-Apocalyptic Trigger Series with the release of this 75mm (1/24) resin figure, Sharpshooter Kelley.
Dragon Models currently owns the 2016 Star Wars model kit production license so here's a Sneak Peek at their upcoming Star Wars plastic model kits.
The new Tamiya SU-76M has arrived as well as a few other notable kits, books, and magazines.
Albino Raven Miniatures presents Warrior, the fiercest member of the Ursine tribe! The 75mm fantasy wargaming miniature is now available for sale.
Coming soon from Not Yet Dead Miniatures is a 1/35 (and will then be cast in 1/24th scale) resin female Survivor wearing a trenchcoat and holding a pistol.
To bring the fighting closer to home, Not Yet Dead Miniatures will soon release some 1/35 seated civilian figures for 1/35 pickups to take the Post-Apocalyptic or zombie war into the streets of urban cities and neighborhoods.
Larson Designs has come out with a large eight-inch wide Studio Scale UFO.
Moebius Models will soon release a 1/350 plastic Lost in Space Derelict spaceship that comes with a mini Jupiter 2.
Part creature, part alien...you decide! Battlegategames will release a 100mm resin bust named, Marvalioe in February, 2016.
A sneak peek at the upcoming film, Batman v Superman's, star vehicle, the newly designed Moebius Models Batmobile! Kit slated to release in March, 2016.
In May, 2016, Wave reissues the earlier 1/20 MaK SF3D Gans Ground Type kit with new decals.
Hataka Hobby have announced their first set of acrylic paints designed for sci-fi subjects. With a new clutch of Maschinen Krieger kits on show at Nürnberg, the timing could hardly be better.
54mm Post-Nuclear Sniper (54mm)
Northstar Models continues its Post-Apocalyptic figure releases with this 54mm resin hard-hitting sniper.
1/35 Women Cyborg Hunters (1:35)
Black Dog has released a 1/35 resin Women Cyborg Hunters figure set. The figures could be bought individually, or together as a set.
Albino Raven Miniatures has released a new Sci-Fi resin miniature called the "Rhino" Exoskeleton.
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.
Modern Armies in Miniatures plans to release their new 1/35 Deep Sea Mech resin kit in April or May of 2016.