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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.
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Eightyone is a fairly new comer to the model car scene. With their previous resin transkits and their aftermarket wheel sets, they had set out to make a name for themselves with a very nice variety of popular items.
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Hobby Design, one of the most popular transkit and aftermarket wheel resin kit makers recently released a 1/24 scale version of the Voltex Honda S2000.
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This release from Revell-Monogram will make a nice starting point for a detailed hot rod:-
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For all the Le Mans fans Hasegawa has released a Sauber Mercedes® C9 1988 Limited Edition car:-
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Revell- Monogram has released a 48 Ford Police Coupe 2 in 1 model:-
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Hasegawa Models has released a 1/20 Lotus '79 :-
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BeeMax has been rolling out some very cool models as of lately. The Beemax 1/24 Honda Civic EF was a huge success. Their soon to be released E30 M3 BMW is highly anticipated and looks like it will follow in the footsteps of the EF Civic. BeeMax is planning to follow that up with another race car in the AE92 Toyota Levin.
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Well folks, this isn't exactly the latest news from Aoshima as these test shots/3D printed pieces debuted almost 3 months ago. These prints depict the Pagani Huayra in 1/24 scale. Definitely can't wait to see more developments on this future kit.
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This highly anticipated 1/24 scale BMW E30 M3 from BeeMax is about to hit the stores (hopefully shortly). Shown again at the Shizouka Hobby Show, BeeMax showed us the sprues as well as an assembled example of the kit.
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Airfix has released a Aston Martin DB5 starter set.
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With the end of an era looming before us, Mitsubishi has decided to celebrate the the Lancer Evolution with the Final Edition. Aoshima has done another great job of replicating this special vehicle in scale form.
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At this year's Shizouka Hobby Show, Aoshima decided to put on display three upcoming cars to add to their 1/24 scale line up. One of these is the highly anticipated Lamborghini Huracan.
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The upcoming Mercedes Benz AMG GT kit release will be a nice addition to the Revell of Germany 1/24 scale line up.
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Shown at Spielwarenmesse-2016 back in February were two widely anticipated 1/24 scale model kits. Rumors had been flying months before the show and it was finally revealed to be the Mclaren 570S and the Mercedes AMG GT.


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Roy Sutherland has sent us details of a BarracudaCast resin upgrade set featuring replacement wheels for Profil24's Golden Arrow record breaker.
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We got some great looking (boxes) of new kits from Takom, Plus Model, Flyhawk and Italeri.
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Jim shares recently received items from IBG Models, including the new Chevrolet C15A, and books from Osprey, Accion Press and more.
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Iwata offers airbrushers something to carry their tools in, the Iwata Zipper Case.
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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. :)
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We got a few new tank kits in this week from Meng and Rye Field Model. That and Jim likes to ramble.
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Italeri's March 2016 newsletter has information on a Western Star 4964
Not sure if this is a re-pop, but still nice to see trucks being released.
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We got in a slew of new items this week. Check out this video of Jim opening boxes. No really... it's exciting stuff.
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Atlas Model Railroad will announce the release of new O scale-1/48 buildings!
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I remember riding in one of these in France in 1975 the back seat was a hammock!
The roof lining had bright flowers printed on it!.
Any way back to now with a release from Revell Germany
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Posted in this months Italeri e-mail news:
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February 2016 release from Revell
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Airfix has a Pre-order on it's Aston Martin DB5
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The new Tamiya SU-76M has arrived as well as a few other notable kits, books, and magazines.
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Airfix web site has news of a released Pocher Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale S,
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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.
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Rusty Rail has created a resin 1/48 - O scale truck dealership with these new truck conversions, and a new crane. All casting are sold unpainted unless noted.
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Tamiya USA has a Tyrrell 003 1971 Monaco GP release.
This release is a mix of old and new parts, more about that in the Build Blog that I will be doing as soon as the postman gets up to speed.
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Some new items from Dragon, Bronco, GWH, and IBG Models. As well as new publications from Accion Press.
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Rounding up the four releases from Revell Germany we have a Foose Challenger SRT8:-
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Release #3 brings us a Foose Stingray:-
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Release #2 for 2016:-
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Revell Germany is starting off the new year with four new releases.
Release #1:-
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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.
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Rusty Rail continues to cast new models for model railroaders and others who build in 1/48 and 1/87. All models are unpainted.
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The Model Car Garage has released a Photo Etched detail set recommended for the Moebius 1955 Chrysler 300 model kits.
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Great looking release from Heller.
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Limited Edition BTCC Champ BMW release from Hasegawa Models.
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Looking for an easy build with the young ones or a rest from glueing.
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Samba anyone?
Revell has news of a Samba Bus in 1/16th scale.
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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).
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This week we have new items from Plus Model, Academy, Flyhawk, and new books from Casemate by Adam Wilder.
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A nice 1/16 scale release from Italeri.
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Another popular Scania release from Italeri
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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.