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November 20, 2018
IN SCIENCE FICTION | EDITOR: ANDRAS
The recent advances in 3D printing have created a boom in the cottage industry of resin figures. You can now find better and better quality figures produced for wargaming, and characters from popular culture (books, movies, comics or video games). We do live in a golden age right now, as often times we get alternatives for wargaming miniatures; and sometimes -as in this case- it means we get a figure at all. (I would love to have a miniature version of a T-54 power armor from the Fallout series holding a mini nuke launcher, for example.) This article reviews such a video game character by Artel W Miniatures: the master assassin. The figure depicts the ex-bodyguard Corvo Attano from the game Dishonoured by Bethesda, wearing his signature mask and carrying his signature weapons - without explicitly stating so. Since I tremendously enjoyed the game for both of its gameplay, and for its excellent story and setting, I was happy to order one of these figures when I saw it on Artel W Miniatures’ website.
November 19, 2018
IN SCIENCE FICTION | EDITOR: ANDRAS
There is a small cottage industry focusing on producing figures and other accessories for popular tabletop games. Warhammer 40K is no exception. One prominent company producing resin alternatives and conversion sets is Grim Skull Miniatures; their Hive Bringer (khm… Tyhpus) is the subject of this review. Games Workshop has a newly issued (plastic) chaos-corrupted version of Typhus, so there are definitely choices out there. This particular figure is absolutely gorgeous. He holds either a scythe or two sickles (these held in reverse John Woo style), and he definitely looks corrupted. The detail and definition is simply superb. All the cysts, boils and blisters are lovingly re-created, alongside with the horns sticking out of the cracks of his power armor.
October 17, 2018
IN FANTASY | EDITOR: ROWAN BAYLIS
Andras Donaszi builds Mortarion from Grim Skull Miniatures
October 02, 2018
New book from Hobbyworld, with 14 Sci-Fi articles.
September 23, 2018
IN CREATURES & COMICS | EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
ICM has released a new 1/16th scale figures called the Night King.
August 02, 2018
IN REAL SPACECRAFT | EDITOR: JIM STARKWEATHER
Keith sent in these excellent photos of the Space Shuttle Discovery in its new berth at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Uvar-Hazy Center annex near Dulles Airport in Washington D.C.
July 20, 2018
The second volume of Gameforces book is already available, with 17 articles on fantasy figures and dioramas.
June 19, 2018
MONSTER 2 is a 1/35 resin kit from ARMOR35.
June 14, 2018
IN ANNOUNCEMENTS | EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
MATHO MODELS announces a trio of sets of cardboard boxes for 1/35 modelers.
May 22, 2018
Peter Ong reviews Captain Sanders Serpentian Navy from Andrea Miniatures in 1/32nd scale.
May 14, 2018
Peter Ong takes a look at a futuristic resin female warrior from Hera models in 75 mm scale.
April 13, 2018
Green Stuff presents a new product to create realistic spider nets.
March 17, 2018
Darren Baker takes a look at four figure sets from Master Box in 1/24th scale with an interesting Sci-Fi back story.
January 27, 2018
IN CREATURES & COMICS | EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Darren Baker takes a look at and builds the Satyr from Master Box in 1/24th scale and forms a piece in their Ancient Greek Myths Series.
December 30, 2017
Peter Ong takes a look at the 54mm figure of a Post-Nuclear Sniper from NorthStar Models.
Peter Ong takes a look at and shares his thoughts on the Futuristic Assault Trooper in 54mm from NorthStar.
December 03, 2017
IN GENERAL MODELING NEWS | EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
Green Stuff World has two new sets of paints whose shade changes depending on the angle of view
November 15, 2017
IN GENERAL MODELING | EDITOR: GEORGE REDELL
The Rolling Ball Timer by Academy is the newest addition to the Da Vinci line of kits. The Ball Timer is based on a sketch of an escapement mechanism drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci. The kit uses the principles of gravity and kinetics to measure the passage of time. It employs precision gears to power a platform in a “see saw” pattern that propels a rolling ball. When complete, it exhibits concepts relating to the laws of motion and delivers hours of entertainment.
October 26, 2017
Masterbox continues the new series of kits based on Ancient Greek Myths with a Satyr.
October 24, 2017
HobbyWorld has just published a new special issue of SciFi Scale devoted to Mecha, with eleven articles of huge robots, vehicles and more.
October 10, 2017
Upgraded reissue of the 2001 Space Clipper "Orion". New packaging, minor changes. Complete with 60's style stand.
October 02, 2017
Take a trip into the wonderful manufacturing hub of Bandai's Star Wars model series. You may think manufacturing models is an automatic process handled by robots, but in fact, it requires the superb craftsmanship of a team of experienced model makers.
September 28, 2017
Single Model book series from Rinaldi Studio Press is dedicated to show the modeling process from start to finish, with an emphasis on painting and weathering techniques, on a single subject. The motto of the series is “all scales – all eras – all subjects”, and this volume deals with Sazabi, a 1/100 scale mecha robot from Bandai.
September 12, 2017
Platz have released two new styles of bonsai trees as 1:12 styrene kits.
August 24, 2017
Just released!! Another highly detailed Battlestar Galactica kit from Moebius. This time its the Battlestar Galactica Raptor.
August 23, 2017
This FineScale book features 16 projects from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy, comics, film and TV.
Fine Scale Modeler and the folks at Kalmbach Publishing have an "Out of this World" Modeling book. Reserve your copy today.
August 21, 2017
The long awaited SM.03 from Rinaldi Studio's has finally arrived. Get ready to step up your mechanika game.
August 18, 2017
If you are a Halo fan you will love this. Revell is releasing Halo model kits coming 9/1/17.
August 12, 2017
By Grapthar’s Hammer!! JPG Productions has made a great Galaxy Quest Shuttle. This a must have for any Galaxy Quest fan.
August 10, 2017
Randy is well known in sci-fi scratch-building corner of the web, but we thought it would be nice to highlight this recent project on a Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer measuring 42 inches (107cm) in length.
June 23, 2017
Dragon Forge is an Ohio based company specializing in resin gaming figure bases. These bases can be used for any board game figures. They come in different shapes and sizes ranging from as small as 25mm up to 160mm. The shapes are round, square, and oval. There are over 24 different themes to choose from and then multiple different styles of that theme. Jeff Wilhelm is the creator, sculptor, mold maker and castor. Each order is cast by hand to order, taking about 14 -21 business days to arrive.
May 23, 2017
Third volume in the SciFi collection from Hobbyworld, with 100 pages and 14 SciFi modelling articles
April 10, 2017
Kostas Katseas stirs the fantasy waves with his latest mini-diorama of the US Naval fleet taking down an Imperial Star Destroyer and then trying to avoid the inevitable.
March 24, 2017
IN PAINTING | EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
CREATURE PAINT KIT by Com-Art Colours is a series of paints and sets marketed by Iwata Medea. This set is for fantasy and sci-fi flesh, created by commercial modeler Steve Riojas.
February 26, 2017
Platz have released a pair of life-sized plastic kits of bonsai trees. Designed as simple fun / educational models, they could also serve as scenery for sci-fi and fantasy vignettes.
February 11, 2017
LARSON DESIGNS/LUNAR MODELS has released another accessory that should electrify fans of the classic TV series LOST IN SPACE.
January 30, 2017
IN FANTASY | EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
This is a book review by Randy L “HARV” Harvey of the Osprey Publishing LTD book Zombies – A Hunter’s Guide by author Joseph A. McCullough and illustrator Mariusz Kozik. This review is of the hardback version of the book and not the paperback version.
January 22, 2017
LARSON DESIGNS/LUNAR MODELS has released a new resin Sci-Fi model that hark back to famous or old-time Sci-Fi movie vehicles.
January 18, 2017
IN FANTASY | EDITOR: MARIO MATIJASIC
MOB Miniatures released a 1/35 scale fictional female warrior figure.
January 14, 2017
After delivering several 1/48 vignettes delivering memorable moments from iconic movies, Oniria Miniatures ventured even further with their new release... a 1/12 resin bust inspired by the final scene from one of the best sci-fi movie of all times, Blade Runner.
January 13, 2017
The second issue of SciFi Scale has just been published by Hobbyworld, with 14 modelling articles about SciFi.
January 11, 2017
Kostas Katseas used Revell's 1/4000 scale Star Wars™ Imperial Star Destroyer™ to create this fantastic ship diorama. The scene depicts a crashed star destroyer from the Battle of Jakku,
January 03, 2017
Andras Donaszi uses Grim Skull's conversion set to build a Chaos Rhino with a difference!
December 22, 2016
Battlegate Games started a new series of resin models called Mech in War. Here is the first release in the series.
December 15, 2016
Hobbyworld presents their new Awards 2016 book, plenty of sci-fi modelling articles with most of its content devoted to Star Wars.
George is a new contributor to the site and has done a very good in-depth look at this kit from Academy.
December 14, 2016
Scale 75 presents their new book, a detailed guide on painting Steampunk miniatures.
December 12, 2016
IN REAL SPACECRAFT | EDITOR: ANDY BRAZIER
A Mercury Redstone launch vehicle is due for release soon in 1/72nd scale.
December 06, 2016
IN SCIENCE FICTION | EDITOR: ANDY BRAZIER
Most European-made resin and white metal fantasy figure kits come in original designs with ornately-crafted armor and melee (axe, staff, or sword), or ranged weapon (bow and arrow) choices. These fantasy figures come in the scales of 54mm (1/32) and 75mm (1/24) since these figures are often meant to stand alone and not accompany a kit such as an armored vehicle. Therefore, Joaquin Palacios Studios’s 80mm “Garandur Silver Wolf” offers amazing detail in a scale suitable for solo display.