Scale Models

First Look: Tamiya 58686 Vanquish VQS 2020

Tamiya USA - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 13:00

The VQS 2020 is an updated edition to the legendary Vanquish 4WD buggy. It recieves a few tweaks to bring it into the modern RC world, including a pre-painted (and pre-cut), lightweight polycarbonate body, durable aluminum front uprights with universal driveshafts, planetary gear differentials (from the original Avante) and the TBLE-02S ESC and 540-size brushed motor.

The VQS even comes with stickers based on the original release, but must be applied to the body.

All that's required to get this buggy up and running is a 2-channel radio system, steering servo, 7.2V battery pack and charger.

58686 Tamiya TQS 2020

Recommended Tools:
74152 Tamiya Pro Ratcheting Screwdriver
74006 Tamiya #2 Philips Screwdriver - Large
74007 Tamiya #2 Philips Screwdriver - Medium
74002 Tamiya Long Nose Cutters
74129 Tamiya Craft Side Cutter
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74124 Tamiya Craft Scissors
74098 Tamiya Pro Modeler's Knife
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers

Recommended Paints:
86005 Tamiya PS-5 Black
81701 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black
81715 Tamiya XF-15 Flat Flesh

Ok, now that we've got that out of the way, let's take a peek and what comes in the VQS 2020 box!

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First Look: Tamiya 35374 German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV

Tamiya USA - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 12:23

This historical model assembly kit depicts the German Panzerkampfwagen IV, a stalwart of the WWII effort, serving from start to finish of the conflict. It was manufactured in 1936 with the Ausf.A before its final version went into production in 1941 as the Ausf.F.

You can now own this beauty in 1/35 scale with brand new parts - only the lower hull and wheels are existing designs. You can choose between two different types of engine deck hatches and the tracks mimic the Ausf.F design with lightened center guide sections. The model includes 3 figures; a commander, gunner and loader. The kit also includes two different markings.

35374 Tamiya German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV

Recommended Tools:
87182 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement (Quick Setting)
87038 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement
74123 Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutter
69930 Tamiya Modeler's Knife
74112 Tamiya Fine Pin Vise
42304 Tamiya Damper Piston Drill Bit Set
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74104 Tamiya Basic File Set - Smooth

Recommended Paints:
85004 Tamiya TS-4 German Gray
81505 Tamiya X-5 Green
81507 Tamiya X-7 Red
81510 Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal
81518 Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black
81701 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black
81702 Tamiya XF-2 Flat White
81715 Tamiya XF-15 Flat Flesh
81749 Tamiya XF-49 Khaki
81752 Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth
81756 Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Gray
81761 Tamiya XF-61 Dark Green
81764 Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown
81765 Tamiya XF-65 Field Gray
81784 Tamiya XF-84 Dark Iron
81785 Tamiya XF-85 Rubber
81792 Tamiya XF-92 Yellow Brown

Alrighty - let's take a look at the contents of the box!

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First Look: 24357 Lotus Super 7 Series II Model Kit with Photo-Etched Parts

Tamiya USA - Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:26

Coming soon to your favorite model outlet is this gorgeous Lotus Super 7 kit in 1/24 scale, part number 24357. The Super 7 is a legendary kit car that has spawned legions of fans since its release in 1957, and lives on today, manufactured by Caterham. Lotus developed and sold Seven cars first, however, and the enhanced Super 7 version of the car was powered by a 4-cylinder 1.3-liter Ford Cosworth engine, achieving a top speed of over 160km/h. Simple yet effective designs such as rack and pinon steering and drum brakes made its assembly accessible to the home constructor.

24357 Tamiya Lotus Super 7 Series II Model Kit

Recommended Tools:
87182 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement (Quick Setting)
871038 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement
74123 Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutter
69930 Tamiya Modeler's Knife
74112 Tamiya Fine Pin Vise
42304 Tamiya Damper Piston Drill Bit Set
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74104 Tamiya Basic File Set - Smooth

Recommended Paints:
85008 Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red
85009 Tamiya TS-9 British Green
85016 Tamiya TS-16 BYellow
85026 Tamiya TS-26 Pure White
85055 Tamiya TS-5 Dark Blue
81501 Tamiya X-1 Black
81507 Tamiya X-7 Red
81508 Tamiya X-8 Lemon Yellow
81509 Tamiya X-9 Brown
81510 Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal
81511 Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver
81512 Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf
81518 Tamiya X-18 Semi-Gloss Black
81527 Tamiya X-27 Clear Red
81701 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black
81702 Tamiya XF-2 Flat White
81709 Tamiya XF-9 Hull Red
81716 Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum
81724 Tamiya XF-24 Dark Gray
81726 Tamiya XF-26 Deep Green
81753 Tamiya XF-5e Neutral Gray
81756 Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Gray
81759 Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow
82118 Tamiya Lacquer LP-18 Dull Red

Now that we have that out of the way, let's take a look at what comes in the box!

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Scale Model Podcast EP 56. – The Golden Age

Scale Model Podcast - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 21:24
Welcome to Episode 56 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: Malcolm Hunter Jamie Walker *************************************** LATEST NEWS Ron Cobb, a highly influential designer and model maker has passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ron-cobb-dead-designer-alien-ship-back-future-delorean-was-83-1149219?fbclid=IwAR3ZAarpYFhu7Uy6gF0EUr7UWOiwdiDVHSyHbZQWoNg_0z8t7CPhE52scxs Sean Vail-Rhodes wrote in: Mark Bilas of Wolfpack Decals passed away earlier this month of a […]
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OTB 93: Finer Details

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:20

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian are  back with another (still in lockdown) episode.

This episode we will have a discussion about added those extra details to your kit.  We also have our mailbag as well as whats new in the modelling world.

Don’t forget for our On The Bench listeners the Scale Modellers Supply is offering a 10% discount on all orders from their website…..tune in to find out about this fantastic offer!

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First Look: 12057 1/12 Porsche 935 Martini with Photo-Etched Parts

Tamiya USA - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:54

Coming soon to a store shelf near you is an updated re-issue of the 1/12 scale Porsche 935 Martini model kit. Based on the full-size Porsche 935 that ran in the FIA Group 5, this ride features working front/rear suspension, turnable front wheels that are connected to the steering wheel (it turns as well), detailed 6-cylinder engine and a removable front hood. This kit also comes with a nice sheet of photo-etched parts that include brake discs, bonnet catch and side radiator parts and a metal antenna.

12057 Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 935 Martini with Photo-Etched Parts

Recommended Tools:
87182 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement (Quick Setting)
871038 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement
74123 Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutter
69930 Tamiya Modeler's Knife
74125 Tamiya Precision Pro Screwdriver
74112 Tamiya Fine Pin Vise
42304 Tamiya Damper Piston Drill Bit Set
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74104 Tamiya Basic File Set - Smooth

Recommended Paints:
82101 Tamiya LP-1 Lacquer Black
82102 Tamiya LP-2 Lacquer White
82103 Tamiya LP-3 Lacquer Flat Black
82104 Tamiya LP-4 Lacquer Flat White
82105 Tamiya LP-5 Lacquer Semi-Gloss Black
82111 Tamiya LP-11 Lacquer Silver
82138 Tamiya LP-38 Lacquer Flat Aluminum
85021 Tamiya TS-21 Gold
85049 Tamiya TS-49 Bright Red
85051 Tamiya TS-51 Racing Blue
81501 Tamiya X-1 Black
81507 Tamiya X-7 Red
81508 Tamiya X-8 Lemon Yellow
81509 Tamiya X-9 Brown
91511 Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver
91518 Tamiya X-18 Semi-Gloss Black
91525 Tamiya X-25 Clear Green
81701 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black
81702 Tamiya XF-2 Flat White
81716 Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum
81756 Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Gray

Now on to the contents of the box!

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 55 – Kayte Makes Things Pt. 1

Scale Model Podcast - Mon, 09/14/2020 - 23:13
Welcome to Episode 55 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter Barry Fleet *************************************** LATEST NEWS Thanks to Hector Colan and the rest of IPMS Butch O’Hare for the swag! Don’t forget about our contest! Presenting SMP’s Super Model Contest 2020 sponsored by Moscato Hobby Models https://scalemodelpodcast.com/smpcontest2020/ […]
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Horizon Models 1/72 Spacecraft Series Part 2 – Mercury Redstone

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 14:37
Realspace models always have had a small but very loyal following. In recent years some less well know subjects have begun to appear thanks to smaller companies trying to respond to demands from real space modellers. Horizon Models out of Australia over the last few years have produced several subjects from the early days of […]
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German Tank Destroyer Marder I First Look

Tamiya USA - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 11:42

Coming soon to your local model outlet is the new Tamiya German Tank Destroyer Marder I in 1/35 scale. This kit has tons of detail including a compact chassis and upper hull complete with rivet and weld line details. The tracks have single piece straight sections and the interior includes items like sights, racks, radio equipment and gun breech detail.

Two figures are included with the kit as well. Comes with three marking options, two from Normandy and one from the Eastern Front.

35370 Tamiya German Tank Destroyer Marder I

Before we get to the pictures, here are the suggested paints you'll need to complete the kit:
82127 LP-27 Tamiya Lacquer German Gray
82155 LP-55 Tamiya Lacquer Dark Yellow 2
82156 LP-56 Tamiya Lacquer Dark Green 2
82157 LP-57 Tamiya Lacquer Red Brown 2
81505 X-5 Tamiya Acrylic Mini Green
81511 X-11 Tamiya Acrylic Mini Chrome Silver
81512 X-12 Tamiya Acrylic Mini Gold Leaf
81701 XF-1 Tamiya Acrylic Flat Black
81702 XF-2 Tamiya Acrylic Flat White
81715 XF-15 Tamiya Acrylic Flat Flesh
81752 XF-52 Tamiya Acrylic Flat Earth
81756 XF-56 Tamiya Acrylic Metallic Gray
81763 XF-63 Tamiya Acrylic German Gray
81764 XF-64 Tamiya Acrylic Red Brown
81765 XF-65 Tamiya Acrylic Field Gray
81784 XF-84 Tamiya Acrylic Dark Iron
81785 XF-85 Tamiya Acrylic Rubber Black
81788 XF-88 Tamiya Acrylic Dark Yellow 2
81789 XF-89 Tamiya Acrylic Dark Green 2
81790 XF-90 Tamiya Acrylic Red Brown 2

Now, on to the pictures!

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OTB 92: Tools!

On the Bench Podcast - Sat, 09/05/2020 - 00:25

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian are  back with another (still in lockdown) episode.

As well as our usual whats new in the modelling world and our mail bag we have Will Pattison joining us to talk about modelling tools. 

Don’t forget for our On The Bench listeners the Scale Modellers Supply is offering a 10% discount on all orders from their website…..tune in to find out about this fantastic offer!

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Scale Model Podcast EP. 54 – The Airbrush Whisperer Part 2

Scale Model Podcast - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 20:58
Welcome to Episode 54 Sponsored by Goodman Models.   Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland – secretary of IPMS London, retired-ish and fairly long time (but sporadic) modeller. Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: Mike Tally *************************************** LATEST NEWS A new Modelling podcast is out Plastic Posse Podcast The Golden Sprue Awards https://www.goldensprueawards.com/ Scale Model World […]
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Horizon Models 1/72 Spacecraft Series Part 1 – SM-65D Atlas

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 17:01
Realspace models always have had a small but very loyal following. In recent years some less well know subjects have begun to appear thanks to smaller companies trying to respond to demands from real space modellers. Horizon Models out of Australia over the last few years have produced several subjects from the early days of […]
Categories: Scale Models

OTB 91: Awards, surveys and a new podcast!

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 22:53

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian are  back with another (still in lockdown) episode.

 

As well as our usual whats new in the modelling world and our mail bag we are having a chat with two guests about some exciting new news for the modelling world. First we have Warren Starrett who will be talking about “The Golden Sprue Awards” and then later in the show we will hear from Scott Gentry about a new model podcast called “Plastic Posse Podcast” that is about to be launched! Exciting times!

And in an exclusive for our On The Bench listeners the Scale Modellers Supply is offering a 10% discount on all orders from their website…..tune in to find out about this fantastic offer!

 

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Terry’s Trade Secrets Ep. 3

Scale Model Podcast - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 22:42
Terry is back talking about instruments, to be precise instrument panels.  Some great tips in here.  
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