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Brickpunk, the new steampunk range from Hornby (model kit news).

April 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Brickpunk, the new steampunk range from Hornby (model kit news).

Hornby – best known for their model railways – is launching a new range of steampunk-themed brick model kits from their Bassett-Lowke sub-brand. Kind of like Lego, but without the royalties! The opening Brickpunk range include the Comet Horsebot, Gaussian Blimpoid, Scoundrel Tractoid, Arachnid Steam Walker, and Frenzy Horsebot. You can always take the pieces […]

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Stormtrooper vs. Nexu model diorama tutorial (video).

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Stormtrooper vs. Nexu model diorama tutorial (video).

Mark brings us a fine tutorial on building a 1:12​ scale diorama of a scrap between an Imperial Stormtrooper and a Nexu from Star Wars (the Nexu is the cat-like critter last glimpsed in Attack of the Clones during the Geonosis gladiatorial combat). 

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The toymaker’s tale: working as an indie toy-maker in the 21st century (video).

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
The toymaker’s tale: working as an indie toy-maker in the 21st century (video).

Here’s the WonderCon panel with various indie action figure and toy creators, examining subjects such as release strategies, sculpting, manufacturing, painting, crowdfunding, and distribution of your nicest independently produced action figures. Moderated by Richard Mayerik (Netflix’ The Toys That Made Us) and Gavin Hignight (Wandering Planet Toys), the toy-namic duo interview and chat with Chris […]

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Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

In this model-maker’s masterclass, it’s time to build a realistic 1:700 scale Jabba’s Palace (or should that be Boba’s Palace as of now?). You can 3D print the structures and made the terrain from styrofoam. By the twin suns of Tatooine, this is a worthy subject for a quick six-minute masterclass video!

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Halcyon Power Loader Model: a model-building exercise article by: GF Willmetts.

January 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Halcyon Power Loader Model: a model-building exercise article by: GF Willmetts.

Introduction A couple years back, moving in a new bookcase into my front room, I hadn’t anticipated the whoopf! of air pressure putting it in place and sending my Halcyon model of the Aliens’ Power Loader flying off the top of an adjacent slice of furniture, trashing it and the difficulties in repairing the arm […]

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Battlestar Galactica: let’s get modelling with the Chief (video).

January 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Battlestar Galactica: let’s get modelling with the Chief (video).

Aaron Douglas, the actor better know as Battlestar Galactica‘s Chief Tyrol, assembles and paints various Battlestar model kits for your glorious viewing pleasure. And let’s face it, who better to help build Cylons, Vipers, and Base-stars than, the good old Chief himself? Chief, we salute you!

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Building a Star Fleet punch-up diorama from Star Trek (model DIY video).

January 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Building a Star Fleet punch-up diorama from Star Trek (model DIY video).

There’s nothing that warms the heart more than a right punch-up between a sneaky Klingon starship and a Star Fleet vessel. Luckily, we have a DIY video from BHT showing you how to arrange this duel to the death in model-form. You should have stayed cloaked, you bad old vangnIS tlhInganpu’.

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Round the Hornby: December 2020 (model show).

November 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Round the Hornby: December 2020 (model show).

If you like your model railway layouts Hornby-style (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), then here’s a nice hour-long video show from Hornby Magazine‘s Mike Wild, Mark Chivers, and Richard Watson as they jump all over all the new pieces of kit in the latest edition of the Hornby Magazine (#162).

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Mando does Merch (new Star Wars merchandise) (video).

October 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mando does Merch (new Star Wars merchandise) (video).

Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito, reveal the latest products and digital content inspired by The Mandalorian Star Wars live action TV series. 

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

September 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

I would contradict writer John Buss over ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ being the prime TV 1960s American spy show as ‘I Spy’ and certainly ‘Mission: Impossible’ lasted far longer. With the latter two, they had books and annuals but not the merchandise compared to UNCLE which was more family friendly. All merchandise is from the […]

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