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3rd September 2020:
ICM's new O-2

Steve A. Evans has just built ICM's new 1/48th scale Cessna
​​​​​​​O-2A and we have added his review today.

See the Kit Build section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


31st August 2020:
Latest from ICM

Assessments of ICM's new 1/32nd scale Stearman and accompanying WASP figure set have been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


31st August 2020:
Long-Range Mustang
A preview of Eduard's limited edition 'Tales of Iwo Jima' P-51 kit has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
11th August 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new sets in 1/48th and 1/32nd scales from Quickboost have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.
 


Richard A. Franks
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6th August 2020:
Eduard's Spitfire Mk I is here
A detailed look at Eduard's new Spitfire Mk I kit in its limited edition 'Spitfire Story: The Few' guise has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
3rd August 2020:
Latest 'Stash' Build

My build of the Revell (ex-Dragon) 1/48th Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito has been added to the 'stash' category today.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

 

Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​


3rd August 2020:
Latest from ICM
Assessments of four new kits from ICM, including the 1/72nd MiG-25BM, 1/32nd Bü 131 & cadets, British Ground Personnel and massive 1/48th He 111Z have been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
3rd August 2020:
Latest Build

My build of the new ICM 1/48th A-26 Invader has been added today.
See Kit Build section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

 

Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​


3rd August 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new standard, 'Zoom' and Big ED detail sets and masks from Eduard have been added today, along with some new undercarriage sets from SAC.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.
 


Richard A. Franks
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7th July 2020:
Latest from ICM
An assessment by Steve A. Evans of the new 1/48th scale Cessna O-2A Skymaster from ICM has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
1st July 2020:
Latest 'Stash' Build

To mark the release of the latest Airframe & Miniature title, I have added my builds of four Eduard 1/48th scale Hellcats (F6F-3, Hellcat Mk I, Mk II & F6F-5N) to the 'stash' category today.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

 

Richard A. Franks
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22nd June 2020:
Latest 'Stash' Build

The latest addition to the 'stash' category is my build of the Airfix 1/72nd Blackburn Buccaneer.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

 

Richard A. Franks
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22nd June 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new 'Zoom' sets and masks from Eduard have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
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22nd June 2020:
New from Lifecolor
Details of the new Shell Cases 'Perfect Metal' paint set from Lifecolor has been added today.
See the Tools & Equipment section of the Modelling Resource for more details.





Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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22nd June 2020:
Latest from Eduard
Assessments of the 1/48th scale P-51D-5 'ProfiPACK' and Fw 190A-8 'Weekend Edition' from Eduard have been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
12th June 2020:
Latest 'Stash' Build

'And now for something completely different' - The latest build in our 'stash' category, is my Meng Kids He 177 and it has been added today.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.
 

Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


11th June 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new sets in 1/48th scale from Aires have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
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10th June 2020:
Latest 'Stash' Build

The latest build in our 'stash' category, is the Eduard 1/48th Spitfire Mk VIII from the 'Overtrees' built by Mark Peacock and it has been added today.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

 

Richard A. Franks
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2nd June 2020:
Latest from ICM
Assessments of the 1/32nd scale Gladiator Mk II and 1/48th scale Douglas A-26B-15 Invader from ICM have been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
2nd June 2020:
New Rust Effect
Details of the new Flake King Corroded Metal FX Mini Shaker Kit have been added today.
See the Tools & Equipment section of the Modelling Resource for more details.





Richard A. Franks
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2nd June 2020:
Latest 'Stash' Build

The latest build in our 'stash' category, the Airfix 1/24th Bf 109E, has been added today.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

 

Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


18th May 2020:
New from Lifecolor
Details of a new set of USN and USMC WWII colours from Lifecolor has been added today.
See the Tools & Equipment section of the Modelling Resource for more details.





Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
18th May 2020:
New from Eduard

Previews of the 1/48th scale Bf 109G-10 Erla and Bell P-400 Airacobra from Eduard has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


18th May 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new standard and 'Zoom' detail sets from Eduard have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.
 


Richard A. Franks
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18th May 2020:
Second Build

My latest build from my 'stash', the Eduard 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf 108, has been added today.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.
 

Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


11th May 2020:
New build

Now for something a little different, I have added a build of the new 1/24th Type AG 1910 Paris Taxi from ICM today. 
Visit the Kit Build section of the Modelling Resource for more details.




Richard A. Franks
Editor​​


11th May 2020:
New Polikarpov

A preview of the all-new tooling of the Polikarpov U-2/Po-2VS in 1/72nd scale from ICM has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


11th May 2020:
New decals

A review of the latest decal sheet from ICM in 1/48th scale has been added today.
See the Decal Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .


Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


11th May 2020:
Latest Royal Class

A preview of the 'Royal Class' edition of Eduard's new 1/48th scale North American P-51D Mustang has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


11th May 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new sets in the LooK range from Eduard have been added today, including the first couple in the LooK+ series.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.


Richard A. Franks
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5th May 2020:
New Section

We all have a 'stash' of unbuilt kits that we intend making one day, well with that in mind we have launched a new section on our site that deals with building such kits and I kick the whole thing off with a build of the Airfix 1/24th Spitfire Mk Ia.
See The Stash section of the Modelling Resource for more details.

 

Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


29th April 2020:
New Primer from Lifecolor
Details of a new set of primers from Lifecolor has been added today.
See the Tools & Equipment section of the Modelling Resource for more details.





Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
29th April 2020:
New from Lela Presse
A new title about GC 1/55 from Lela Presse has been added today.
See the Books section of the Modelling Resource for more details.





Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
29th April 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new sets in the Brassin range have been added today, including those for types such as the P-47, P-51, Tempest, P-400, P-38, B-17 & P-40.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
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29th April 2020:
New from Eduard & ICM
Assessments of the reissued 1/72nd ProfiPACK F6F-3 Hellcat from Eduard and new 1/32nd Gladiator Mk I and British Pilots in Tropical Uniform from ICM has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
8th April 2020:
Latest from ICM
An assessment of the new 1/48th scale Heinkel He 111H-6 'North Africa' from ICM has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
8th April 2020:
New from Lela Presse

A new title on the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor from Lela Presse has been added today.
See the Books section of the Modelling Resource for more details.
 




Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


8th April 2020:
New Accessories

A selection of new Zoom etched detail sets and Express masks from Eduard have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


1st & 2nd February 2020:
New for 2020
With the German Toy Fair underway, more details of the new and not-so-new releases for 2020 have been announced, check out the News section of Modelling Resource to find out more.

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Richard A. Franks
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23rd January 2020:
New from Lela Presse
A new title on the MS 760 Paris from Lela Presse has been added today.
See the Books section of the Modelling Resource for more details.




Richard A. Franks
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23rd January 2020:
New Accessories
A selection of new undercarriage sets from Scale Aircraft Conversions have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
23rd January 2020:
Latest Butcher Bird
An assessment of the new 1/48th scale Fw 190A-8/R2 from Eduard has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
13th January 2020:
New from Lela Presse
Both volumes of their coverage of Japanese floatplanes in WWII by Lela Presse have been added today.
See the Books section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
13th January 2020:
New Accessories
A selection of new sets in the 'LööK' series from Eduard have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
13th January 2020:
Latest from ICM
Assessments of the new 1/32nd scale British Pilots set and the Type 17 I-16 from ICM have been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
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8th January 2020:
New Accessories
A selection of new sets from Brassin, including those for the Airfix 48th Spitfire XIV, have been added today.
See the Accessories section of the Modelling Resource for more details.



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
8th January 2020:
Arma's Latest
Libor Jekl brings you his assessment of the new 1/72nd scale Yak-1b from Arma Hobby.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
7th January 2020:
New for 2020
Some details of the new and not-so-new aircraft kit releases for 2020 have started to filter through, check out the News section of Modelling Resource to find out more.

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Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
19th November 2019:
48th Invader
A review of the all-new 1/48th scale B-26B-50 Invader from ICM has been added today.
See the Kit Review section of the Modelling Resource for more details .



Richard A. Franks
Editor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​