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The awards have reached the half way point and thousands of nominations from scale modellers all over the world have now been crunched and the finalists short listed.
A new scale modeling site for nominating your favorite kits, figures, paints and more has just been launched with the goal of the community nominating and then voting for the best scale modeling products of 2020.
Jim has new samples for review from Kittyhawk, Panda, and Zvezda. Also hobby mats from Tankraft.com. And a two new books from AK Interactive.
We got some new samples in from Kitty Hawk, IBG Models, and Zvezda. As well as new paint items from Ammo of Mig. Remember you can see all our available samples from the home page in the Reviews area.
MIKE ASHEY PUBLISHING is back online!
KALMBACH PUBLISHING announces a new military book celebrating the 75th anniversary of WWII: MODELING WWII IN THE PACIFIC.
Jim runs down some of the most recent items sent in for review samples. Several new Zvezda, IBG, Panda, and Kittyhawk kits as well as items from Ammo by Mig and MP Originals Masters Models.
With great regret I report that MIKE ASHEY PUBLISHING ceased operation on February 8, 2020.
Jim unboxes some of the recent samples sent to him and they are now available for review articles or blogs. They include aircraft from Tamiya, Kittyhawk and Zvezda, as well as armor from Rye Field and Panda, and ships from Flyhawk. Some interesting new books from AK as well as other new AK offerings.
In September NOCH, released a number of new items for model landscaping. They are sized for specific scales of G through Z, as well as some that are suitable for any scale.
We open some of the recent items sent for review which include items from Zvezda, Italeri, IBG Models, AGN Modelworks, Sabre, and AK Interactive.
Jim gives us a peek at some of the new items that have come in for review samples. New items from Rye Field, Flyhawk, Kittyhawk and more.
TESTORS confirms they are discontinuing the AZTEK airbrush.
The end of an icon of modeling. Recently, a model vendor gave me an announcement from Testors with troubling news.
Small Separate Boxes (1:87)
RUSTY RAILS offers a pack of 30 boxes and crates. While these were made for HO ( 1/87 ) they can be used for almost any scale.
We have some new samples just in from Tamiya, RFM, Italeri, Academy, Flyhawk, and Panda Hobby. Mostly armor but one new automotive kit from Tamiya.
I just looked for news about the fate of Revell since the Hobbico bankruptcy but found nothing here at KitMaker, so the following is the latest that I have found. It may be dated but the announcement dates are the latest I found. Interestingly, some molds have been acquired by Atlantis Model Co.
FLAKE KING GUNS AND DRY METAL FLAKES are now available from AIRBRUSHES.COM.
Flexing Cobbelstone Roads (1:87)
NOCH continues to create and release new thoroughfares to modeling perfection with this range of STRUCTURE ROADS - COBBLESTONES..
We take a look at some new products from Italeri, Academy, IBG Models, Flyhawk and some interesting decal sets from Modeller.
I am back!! Yes I know I say that a lot lately but this time it's POST move and in our new house (or precisely our new basement). New items from Rye Field Model, Flyhawk and Academy!
Our publisher is moving cross-country from California to New Hampshire and so we wanted to update any company that is sending out samples that we have a new mailing address for anything you were sending to us in the USA.
I have been somewhat distracted the past month or so getting ready to move and sell our home here in California, so apologies for that. We have gotten quite a few nice samples recently so take a look if you are interested in contributing with reviews, blogs, or build features.
The latest items we have revceived for review or blog samples. New kits from Tamiya, Academy, Plus Model, Flyhawk and more.
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.
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.
TRU-COLOR military colors are now being released.
NOCH has announced that they have commissioned an English language online shop.
Jim unboxes some new kits from Tamiya as well as some new books and magazines that have come to us via mail.
MODEL SCENE has been busy growing more scale plants for scenery.
Mike Ashey Publishing is now set up for the PAYPAL purchases for the 50 states and Puerto Rico. International purchases are still being worked out and we will have a simple process online soon.
Heads and Loudspeaker (1:35)
ARMOR35 has created a 1/35 street loudspeaker and a new range of heads.
RUSTY RAIL has cast more models for 1/48 and 1/87.
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).
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).
LIFECOLOR announces three new sets for dioramas: WHITE WOOD, LEAKING & STAINS, and STONE.
SHAPEWAYS has announced changes to their pricing of materials.
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.
MODEL SCENE continues to expand their range of scenery products for many scales. Now they offer their static grass in new range, EXTRA LONG, a length for larger scales: 12mm.
NOCH announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair that their 2017 theme is ''Hobby & Leisure''.
A smattering of new samples from Miniart, Italeri, and new ship maker, Kajika who have a new 1/700 Kongo waterline kit.
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.
ARMOR35 announces a newcomer to their range of multi-scale fantasy figures: TANK GIRL, MODERN.
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).
We got new items from Academy, Zvezda, Hasegawa, and more in this weeks Mail Call video hosted by Jim Starkweather.
AIRBRUSHES.COM have unmasked some new WILDER products.
AIRBRUSHES.COM have told us that WILDER has added 20 more colors to his range of WILDER WEATHERING OILS.
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!