Jim's semi-weekly series on new samples that have arrived at KitMaker HQ. This week featuring items from Tamiya, Academy, Zvezda and more.
We got in samples from several companies this week. They include the new releases from Miniart as well as two Hasegawa kits and some books.
As many of our site members have been reporting problems with their Photobucket hosted images in the forums, we have opted to remove the time limit on editing posts for the time being. This should allow folks to edit any photos and update to other photo hosting if they choose so their photos will once again appear in 3rd party forums.
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).
NOCH has released new models to bring your layouts and dioramas to life.
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).
Summer's splendor blooms forth with these new products from MODEL SCENE: grass mat BLOOMING MEADOW - EARLY SUMMER, and 1/35 EUROPEAN SUMAC.
NOCH announces the release of new HO scale STRUCTURED HARD FOAM scenery models.
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.
A smattering of new samples from Miniart, Italeri, and new ship maker, Kajika who have a new 1/700 Kongo waterline kit.
HERPA rolls in the new year with this lot of new models and models in new liveries.
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.
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.
This unfortunately sat in our news queue because apparently I am getting old and forgot to take it live. So a lot of these are already assigned, but not all! We got a Dragon USA large box as well as new items from MiniArt, Rye Field Model, Flyhawk, and, a new company, Resin-IM.
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!
Jim opens boxes and shows us what has come in recently to the KitMaker office. These items are available to contributors for reviews and or feature articles.
Here are some videos highlighting recent samples we have gotten in folks like Tamiya, Academy, Aber, Ammo of Mig, and many more.
Happy Medium Press have sent us details of a new concept in modelling magazines - a quarterly all-digital format devoted to all genres and combining the strengths of traditional print-mags with build videos.
RUSTY RAIL has released new workshop interior models, one in 1/48 and several in braille scale (1/87).
Jim shares what's just come in from Tamiya, MiniArt, Rye Field Model, and others. One being a mystery white-box from Tamiya USA.
Just catching up on our Mail Call series. This is where we show you what items we recently have received for review. If you want to check to see if a sample is still available, just look at our electronic spreadsheets. The links are on the homepages under the Reviews area.
We got some great looking (boxes) of new kits from Takom, Plus Model, Flyhawk and Italeri.
Jim shares recently received items from IBG Models, including the new Chevrolet C15A, and books from Osprey, Accion Press and more.
Iwata offers airbrushers something to carry their tools in, the Iwata Zipper Case.
The heavens have opened and rained down stuff. 18 kits, 12 books, 6 paint sets, and 6 paint jars/accessories. And yes I know this says Monday. It was on YouTube on Monday though. :)
We got a few new tank kits in this week from Meng and Rye Field Model. That and Jim likes to ramble.
We got in a slew of new items this week. Check out this video of Jim opening boxes. No really... it's exciting stuff.
Atlas Model Railroad will announce the release of new O scale-1/48 buildings!
The new Tamiya SU-76M has arrived as well as a few other notable kits, books, and magazines.
If you have ever considered requesting a sample from one of the KitMaker sites here is some info that will come in handy to make your request. Also included is the method with with we make decisions on who gets what.
Some new items from Dragon, Bronco, GWH, and IBG Models. As well as new publications from Accion Press.
The last Mail Call before the new year. We got a slew of items from Ammo of Mig (including their new books), the new Shilka from newcomer Hong Models, as well as new items from Takom, Trumpeter and IBG Models.
Rusty Rail continues to cast new models for model railroaders and others who build in 1/48 and 1/87. All models are unpainted.
I don't normally do this, but I got so many items in my mailbox on Tuesday that I had to do a second Mail Call video for this week. Items from Panda Models, Kalmbach Publishing, Legend USA, and Nuts & Bolts (books).
This week we have new items from Plus Model, Academy, Flyhawk, and new books from Casemate by Adam Wilder.
KitMaker Network will be opening it's palatial 240 sq. ft. office up for an Open House (err... open office?) on Wednesday December 16th from 7pm-9pm. If you live near Central California and want to come on by please do. We will be giving away some door prizes to the first folks to make the trek.
More samples have arrived at our main offices! This time it's a big box from Dragon USA and items from Tamiya, Video Aviation, and more.
How does Rusty Rail stay rusty with all of their activity? Now a 3D printer compliments their quality resin casting process and this month we see the first fruits of the system.
Bringing news of a new model shop that has opened in Hereford (UK) a rare event in these times of modern online shopping.
Where we show you the new items from Takom, Rye Field Model, Italeri, Hasegawa, and Academy that we recently received in the mail. And two new books as well. Remember you can request items for review via the 'Available Samples' links on the homepage reviews area on most of our sites!
Jim has been off on vacation and came back to find more than a few samples waiting for him (in ambush). This video shows what's new and potentially avaialble for sample reviews, etc.
Monday means Mail Call (if we have new mail & samples) and this is #9 in our video series of Mail Call videos where Jim babbles on about what we recently received in the mail. If you want advanced news about samples this is where to get it.
We are very happy to announce the return of the Model of the Month contest to Armorama for Armor/AFV builds. The new contest is being sponsored by SAM Publications & Scale Military Modeling International and they will be judging the entries and providing a prize package for the winner each month, as well as the potential for the winner to be featured in SMMI!
Jim shows us what has recently arrived for review samples. Some new items from Trumpeter, Vallejo Paints, and Osprey Publishing books.
We got in some new Tamiya and Hasegawa kits this week. Jim shares those and more news in this regular video series.
In this regular news/video series, Jim shows us what has showed up at KitMaker Central. This was suppose to be posted on Monday (and was on YouTube) but is late getting on the sites.
Matho Models has released four new 1/35 detail sets suitable for model railroad No. 1 scale of 1/32.