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6th April 2017:
Iwata compressor
The excellent Iwata Studio Series Smart Jet Pro compressor
has been reviewed today.
See the Tools and Equipment section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
1st April 2017:
New kits
Wow, 6 weeks have passed since my last update to this site! Apologies to all readers and manufacturers for my tardiness, I have been a little occupied with our next two titles of late. Anyway, I have added a number of kit previews today from Special Hobby and Eduard, including the special Aussie Eight Spitfire in 1/72nd from the latter.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
19th February 2017:
New from Brassin
A  number of new products in the Brassin range from Eduard have been reviewed today.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor
17th February 2017:
New from Eduard
A larger number of excellent new Eduard etched sets, masks and Big EDs have been reviewed today.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor
12th February 2017:
New limited edition kits
Two new Limited Edition kits from Eduard have been added today, in the form of the 1/72nd Sikorsky JRS-1 'The Boat' and 1/32nd P-47D 'Dottie Mae'..
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​
10th February 2017:
New products
A new Battle of Britain paint set from Lifecolor, along with new products in the Wilder range have been reviewed today.
See the Tools & Equipment section of Modelling Resource .


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Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​
7th February 2017:
New for 2017
Having trawled the halls in Germany, plus a mass of catalogues and websites, we have now put together a new aircraft kit listing for 2017 and you can find it in the News section of Modelling Resource .


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Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​
7th February 2017:
New Royal Class kits
Two new 'Royal Class' kits from Eduard have been added today, in the shape of the 1/72nd Spitfire Mk IX and 1/48th Bf 109F.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​
3rd February 2017:
New from Brassin & SAC
A larger number of excellent new BigSIN and Brassin sets have been reviewed today. Along with a couple of landing gear sets from Scale Aircraft Conversions.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor
2nd February 2017:
New Foxbat
A review of the new MiG 25RBT in 1/48th from ICM has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​
NOTE - This had the wrong text with it initially, but I have corrected this now - Apologies for this error
1st February 2017:
Eduard's Latest
I have added reviews of the new 1/72nd Spitfire F Mk IX and Mk XVI 'Dual Combo' from Eduard this morning.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​
31st January 2017:
AZ's Latest
I have added a couple of new kits in 1/72nd scale from AZ Model this afternoon, in the form of the Martin-Maker M.B.5 and the
​​​​​​​Bf 109H-0 Höhenjäger.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
30th January 2017:
Revised Uhu
I have been a little busy with the new Fi 156 title of late, so apologies for no updates this last month, however this morning the 1/72nd Fw 189A-2 Uhu from ICM has been reviewed.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
28th December 2016:
New BigSIN sets from Brassin
Excellent new BigSIN sets from Brassin have been reviewed today, consisting of those for the 1/48th Academy P-38J and Eduard Bf 109G-5.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor
22nd December 2016:
New 109F
The all-new 1/48th Bf 109F-4 from Eduard has been reviewed.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
19th December 2016:
Special from Eduard
The latest addition to the eduART series from Eduard has been reviewed.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
17th December 2016:
New kits
A number of kits from Eduard have been reviewed today, including their limited edition upgraded reissue of the ex-Hasegawa 1/48th Macchi C.202.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
14th December 2016:
New from Eduard
Fifty plus new products from Eduard have been reviewed today, including updates for the new Airfix 1/72nd B-17 amongst others.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor
12th December 2016:
New from Brassin
A load of excellent new products from Brassin have been reviewed today, including updates for the Academy P-38 amongst others.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor
9th December 2016:
New accessories
Sixteen excellent new products from Aires have been reviewed today.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor
6th December 2016:
New Owl
The all-new 1/72nd Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1 from ICM has been reviewed today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
6th December 2016:
New accessories
A whole batch of new products from Quickboost have been reviewed today.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor
15th November 2016:
New F-4J
The all-new 1/48th F-4J Phantom was released by Zoukei-Mura at the recent Telford event and they sent us one before the show, so Steve Evans has done a preview of it today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .


Richard A. Franks
Editor
2nd November 2016:
New accessories
Batches of new products from Brassin, Eduard and Master have been reviewed today.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor
19th October 2016:
New from Master
The batch of machined metal products from Master of Poland have been reviewed today.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.







Richard A. Franks
Editor
19th October 2016:
New accessories
The latest batch of new products from Brassin, Eduard and Scale Aircraft Conversions have been reviewed today.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor
22nd October 2016:
New from Special Hobby
The new 1/48th Fokker D.XXI 'Dutch & Danish' kit from Special Hobby has been peviewed today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
21st October 2016:
New from Lela Presse
A couple of superb new titles from Lela Presse have been reviewed today.
See the Book section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor
20th October 2016:
New from Brassin
A batch of update sets from Eduard's Brassin range have been reviewed today, including this set for their 1/72nd Fw 190.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details .
I have also added some Eduard etched sets for military and maritime subjects to the Land, Sea & Space section as well.


Richard A. Franks
Editor
19th October 2016:
New from SAC
The latest batch of metal undercarriage sets from Scale Aircraft Conversions have been reviewed today, including this set for the new GWH T-33A.
See the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource for more details .


Richard A. Franks
Editor
1st October 2016:
Updates
With my other commitments and schedule for Valiant Wings' publishing side, I have decided to update the VWM element of this site on a weekly or fortnightly basis from now on, depending on the amount of new products we receive to review. This will usually happen over the weekend, but again, that depends if I am otherwise engaged with things like shows etc. Keep watching though!

Richard A. Franks
Editor
30th September 2016:
New Tools & Equipment
A mass of new tools and modelling products have been reviewed today thanks to Little-Cars, The Airbrush Company Ltd and Eduard.
See the Tools and Equipment section of the Modelling Resource for more details .


Richard A. Franks
Editor
30th September 2016:
New Books
New titles from Lela Presse have been reviewed today.
See the Book section of the Modelling Resource for more details .








Richard A. Franks
Editor
30th September 2016:
New kit
A mass of new kits have been previewed today from the likes of Eduard, ICM and Revell, including the formers new EduardART series.
See the Accessory and Decal sections of the Modelling Resource for more details .






Richard A. Franks
Editor
30th September 2016:
New Accessories and Decals
A mass of new decals and accessories have been reviewed today from the likes of Airscale and Brassin/Eduard.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .

Richard A. Franks
Editor
 
8th September 2016:
New kit
Academy's revised 1/72nd AH-64D in British Army WAH-64D form has been added to the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource today.

Richard A. Franks
Editor

 
24th August 2016:
New kits
A batch of new kit releases from Eduard, including the upgraded ex-Hasegawa 1/48th GR Mk 7/9 Harrier have been added to the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource today.

Richard A. Franks
Editor


 
24th August 2016:
New SAC sets
A whole batch of new metal undercarriage sets from Scale Aircraft Conversions have been added in the Accessory Review section of the Modelling Resource today.

Richard A. Franks
Editor

 
19th August 2016:
New kit
ICM's new 1/72nd Dornier Do 17Z-2 has been added today. Visit the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

Richard A. Franks
Editor


 
18th August 2016:
New accessories
A whole batch of new etched sets and masks from Eduard have been added in the Accessory Review section of the Modelling Resource today.

Richard A. Franks
Editor


 
17th August 2016:
New kits
Eduard's new 1/48th Bf 109G-5 and 1/72nd Spitfire Mk IXc 'Late version' have been added today. Visit the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

Richard A. Franks
Editor

 
12th August 2016:
New build
My build of the Trumpeter 1/48th JL-9 has been added today. Visit the Kit Build section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

Richard A. Franks
Editor


 
18th July 2016:
New kits
ICM's new 1/48th I-153 on skis along with Eduard's limited edition reissue of the Hasegawa 1/48th SAAB Draken have been added today. Visit the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

Richard A. Franks
Editor
 
18th July 2016:
Latest from Eduard
A whole batch of new etched sets, including 'Big EDs' have been added in the Accessory Review section of the Modelling Resource today.

Richard A. Franks
Editor


 
1st July 2016:
Latest News
The new ICM 1/48th Ju 88A-4 has been previewed today in the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource.

Richard A. Franks
Editor


 
22nd June 2016:
Latest News
The latest batch of accessories from Brassin have been reviewed today in the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource.

Richard A. Franks
Editor


 
21st June 2016:
Latest News
The latest batch of new metal undercarriage sets from Scale Aircraft Conversions have been reviewed today in the Accessory section of the Modelling Resource.

Richard A. Franks
Editor