New Release: Tamiya 1/24 Lancia Stratos Turbo

Tamiya has recently released a new 1/24 iteration of the Lancia Stratos Turbo, featuring tooling from 1977 alongside new parts introduced this year. The kit showcases a number of advanced features including a detailed interior, the inclusion of a full body figure, as well as steerable front wheels.

Features of the vehicle such as the chin spoiler, roof spoiler, and rear wing are accurately depicted. The kit also includes decals and a painting/decal guide which can be used to create a stunning red and green paint scheme on the vehicle. A variety of sponsorship markings are also included in the kit.

If you are interested in purchasing Tamiya’s new 1:24 Lancia Stratos Turbo, consider buying from some of the following retailers: Tamiya ($37.00 USD), Hobbylinc ($29.19 USD), MegaHobby ($31.45), and Der Sockelshop (€29,25). If you would like detailed photographs, specifications, and more information about this model kit, I recommend visiting both Tamiya’s website and Scalemates.

Happy Modeling!

Salvinos JR Models 2022 Ross Chastain NASCAR Camaro Stock Car Kit

If your scale modeling interests lean toward motorsports, specifically NASCAR, this new kit release should be right up your alley. Salvinos JR Models has released a 1/24-scale Ross Chastain 2022 Chevy Camaro Stock Car Kit for scale modeling enthusiasts.

Not many details are available about this kit; however, it does include a decal sheet for Chastain's iFLY sponsorship that he ran at various races during the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Priced at $44.95, this NASCAR 2022 Season Ross Chasten Chevy Camaro Stock Car kit is available to purchase through Salvinos JR Models and their dealers. Visit to learn more about this 1/24-scale stock car model kit.

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Tamiya 1/24 2019 Ford Mustang GT4 Scale Model Kit

Tamiya has announced a new sports car scale model kit that replicates the track-terrorizing style of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT4. This 1/24-scale kit offers a scaled-down version of Ford's "Ford Performance" GT4 race car that doesn't skimp on details.

Featuring both exterior and interior parts, this kit offers an inside-and-out look at Ford's track-ready Mustang GT4. Body details such as the front grille, hood exhaust louvers, front splitter, side skirts, rear spoiler, and more are molded in fine detail.

Masking stickers and two decal sheets are included for replicating one of two Ford Performance paint schemes.

Tamiya 1/24-scale Ford Mustang GT4 Model Kit Specs:

Priced at $55.00, this Ford Mustang GT4 scale model kit is available for purchase from Tamiya and their dealers. Visit to learn more about this 1/24-scale model kit.

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1/35-scale FJ43 SUV Scale Model Kit from AK

Known primarily for their expansive lineup of paints and weathering washes, AK also has a created a selection of scenery items and model kits, including its upcoming 1/35-scale FJ43 SUV release. Scale modeling enthusiasts can now recreate this rugged off-road machine with amazing detail.

Featuring over 170 parts, this kit includes decal options for creating three different paint/marking schemes, all based on real-world applications of the FJ43. Along with fine exterior details, this kit also includes a detailed interior for a completely immersive building experience.

Learn more about the 1/35-scale FJ43 SUV Kit from AK at

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Coming Soon Sunday: Tamiya 1/24-scale Subaru BRZ Kit

Tamiya recently released information on its 1/24 scale Subaru BRZ which will soon be available for purchase. With a very sleek design and an affordable price attached, I have no doubts that this will be a very popular kit amongst the modeling community.

The kit includes a number of great features, something that is quite common with Tamiya’s scale model kits. Some of these features include detailed suspension, poseable hood, scale engine, synthetic rubber tires, metal-plated pieces, and many more fantastic features which are sure to make this kit great.

From what Tamiya has released thus far, it appears that the Subaru BRZ is of great quality and full of great detail, something that Tamiya is quite famous for. I am highly impressed by Tamiya’s 1/24 Subaru BRZ and would highly recommend it for any intermediate to master scale modelers.

If you are interested in purchasing or obtaining more information about Tamiya’s 1/24 scale Subaru BRZ, feel free to visit Tamiya’s website.

Airfix Announces its New Release Lineup for 2022

If you're on the lookout for a new kit to build this year, Airfix has announced its range of 2022 releases and it looks like they've got something for model builders of every skill level.

Starting out with those who may be new to the hobby, two new Quickbuild kits are being offered in the form of a Jeep "Quicksand" Concept and a Jeep Gladiator (JT) Overland. There are also three new 1/43 Starter Set options to choose from, including the Bugatti Chiron, Pagani Huayra, and the Jaguar E-Type. Each of these Starter Set kits include paint, decals, glue, and an applicator brush.

If you're an experienced builder or are simply looking for a challenge, a selection of aircraft kits are being introduced with new moulds. This category includes the 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc, and 1/43 Blackburn Buckaneer S.2, the 1/43 Avron Anson Mk.1, and the 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8.

Along with these "new mould" kits, Airfix is re-releasing a selection of kits featuring new parts. This grouping includes the 1/76 World War II Russian Infantry kit, the 1/76 WWII Japanese Infantry kit, the 1/72 Fiat G50, the 1/76 Joseph Stalin JS3 Russian Tank kit, the 1/76 Type 97 Chi Ha Japanese Tank kit, the 1/72 Beagle Basset 206, the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F.22, and the 1/72 F-80C Shooting Star.

A selection of aircraft kits have received new visuals for 2022, including the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F.22, the 1/72 North American F-51D Mustang, the 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat, the 1/72 BAe Harrier GR7a/GR9, the 1/72 English Electric Lightning F2A, the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII, the 1/48 North American P-51D Mustang, and the 1/48 Westland Navy Lynx Mk.88A/HMA.8/Mk.90B.

Airfix is also offering up a selection of "Vintage Classic" kits, including the 1/24 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1, the 1/72 de Havilland Beaver, and the 1/72 Westland Whirlwind Helicopter.

Finally, there are three totally-new 1/35-scale kits for fans of military armor. These include the Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar (Mid Version), the Stug IV Sd.Kfz. 167, and the Panzer III AUSF J.

All of these kits are currently available for preorder and will be released throughout 2022. To learn more about Airfix's 2022 range of kits, visit

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Save up to 25% During Tower Hobbies' Halloween Plastics Sale

Some Halloween treats aren't always candy and chocolate. Tower Hobbies has announced a multi-day "Halloween Plastics Sale", offering up to 25% off a selection of plastic model kits. Between October 25, 2021, and October 27, 2021, you can activate these savings during checkout with coupon code HALLOWEEN.

Among the selection of discounted kits are AMT's Star Trek 1/537 USS Enterprise Refit, the 1/2500 USS Enterprise-D Snap Kit, and the 1/3200 Romulan War Bird. You'll also find the 1989 Batman Batmobile, a selection of Coca-Cola-branded vehicles, along with a few classic figures and vehicles from classic films and television.

To learn more about this model kit sale, visit

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Become Batman with Bandai's 1989 Batmobile Model Kit

Bandai has announced several upcoming model kit releases, including a few for fans of The Dark Knight. The 1989 movie, Batman was my introduction to this iconic character, and many of this movie's elements have been seered into my memory.

Of the many items in Batman's aresenel, my favorite is the Batmobile. Bandai is putting their own spin on this classic big screen machine with their 1/35-scale Batman 1989 model kit. Set for release in March of 2022, this kit features a detailed interior, exterior, weaponry and turbine engine to give modelers the opportuntity to create an ultra-realistic piece for their collection.

The exterior parts of this Batmobile model kit feature a matte black finish and several movable parts have been built into the kit design, including a sliding roof engine turbine, and the optional display of machine guns.

The 1/35-scale Batman 1989 Batmobile model kit is priced at $39.99 and will be available for purchase in early 2022. Learn more about Bandai's upcoming Batman 1989 Batmobile kit release at

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Tamiya 1/24-scale 2018 McLaren Senna

Whether you're a fan of Formula One racing, exotic supercars, or fierce automotive design, the 2018 McLaren Senna is one vehicle that's hard to ignore. Now you can park this stunning speed machine in your personal collection, thanks to Tamiya's 1/24-scale McLaren Senna model kit.

Based on the 1:1 supercar, Tamiya's scale model kit faithfully recreates this car's sleek, sweeping profile in 1/24-scale. This model kit's features include a detailed cabin, engine bay, chassis, and suspension/brakes. In fact, Tamiya has developed the brake disks and brake calipers as separate parts to allow the brake discs to spin with the wheels.

The interior dashboard can be set up in one of two ways, and there are plenty of opportunities for customization and personalization during your build.

Tamiya 2018 McLaren Senna Model Kit Specs:

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Tamiya 1/24-scale 1971 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Kit

Fans of classic sports cars should enjoy Tamiya's latest release, the 1971 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG. This 1/24-scale model kit dutifully recreates this automobile's sleek styling and captures some of the Fairlady's unique details.

With its long nose and fastback rear deck, this model will look fast even though it's standing still. Tamiya's model kit features interior and exterior components to let modelers of any skill level craft this stunning sports car to their exact specifications.

The window frames and headlight covers are trimmed with metal plating, and the wheels feature a three-piece design for easier painting and detailing.

Tamiya Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Specs:

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