Final Touches: MiniArt 1:35 IDF Tank Crew

If you are looking for an easy and cost effective way to add detail to any Israeli armour model or diorama, perhaps you should consider purchasing ICM’s 1:35 IDF Tank Crew figure set. The set itself includes four 1:35 tank crewman figures with historically accurate uniforms and wonderfully molded details. Three male and one female tank crewman are included in the set. Each figure also has a unique pose, allowing for a variety of mounting positions to your model or diorama. Some assembly of the figures is required.

If you are interested in purchasing MiniArt’s 1:35 IDF Tank Crew, consider purchasing from any of the following retailers: Sprue Brother Models ($13.99 USD), Hobbylinc ($15.79 USD), BNA Model World ($12.97 USD), and MegaHobby ($18.89). To learn more and find high quality images and specs regarding this model set, I highly recommend visiting both MiniArt’s website and Scalemates

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Final Touches: Tamiya 1/35 Scale German Wehrmacht Mounted Infantry Set

If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive way to add depth and detail to your future modeling projects, I highly recommend looking at Tamiya’s 1/35 scale Wehrmacht mounted infantry set, a classic scale figure that is easily available for any and all modelers to purchase.

The set includes three 1/35 scale figures, all of which are depicted in authentic WWII attire. The set is divided into a total of two sprues, with around 45 parts in total. The set comes with two German soldiers and a fairly large horse. The figures are depicted as if they were on patrol and have several scale accessories such as binoculars, handguns, rifles, pouches, canteens, and submachine guns.

All of the figures included in the set are very well-detailed and posed in various ways. The horse is depicted at rest, one soldier is depicted in a riding position, and the final soldier can be seen resting as he surveys the land around him.

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about Tamiya’s 1/35 scale Wehrmacht mounted infantry set, I highly recommend that you visit both Tamiya’s website, where this product can be found for around $7.50, along with, where additional technical information about the figures can be found.

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Final Touches: ICM 1:35 Scale Finnish Riflemen (Winter 1940)

If you are searching for high-quality, 1:35 scale figures for a Winter War-based model or diorama, I have the perfect product for you. Today I’d like to introduce you to a unique set of scale figures produced by ICM that portray several Finnish soldiers as they would have looked in the winter of 1940.

Taking a look at what is included with the kit, we can see that it comes with three Finnish soldiers, all of which are in different poses, as well as reindeer hauling equipment, something that actually occurred quite commonly in the Finn’s war against the Soviet Union. Two of the soldiers are equipped with skis, one with a rifle, and the other equipped with a submachine gun. The last soldier is seen resting, smoking a pipe, and carrying a rifle.

All of the figures included with this set are incredibly detailed and molded from durable and high-quality materials, both of which will allow for enhanced realism when applied to any scale model project you plan on working on. One of the last great features I would like to note is that the uniforms and equipment seen on the figures are almost identical to those used by real Finn’s who defended their homeland bravely in the early 1940s, something that is very helpful when trying to create accurate scale models and dioramas.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing ICM’s 1:35 scale Finnish riflemen, I recommend that you visit both and ICM’s website, where additional information regarding the product and where it can be purchased can be found.

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Final Touches: The Bodi 1/48 Scale U.S. Tankers Figure Set

In The Bodi’s catalog, there lies the perfect accessory for 1/48 scale U.S. AFV kits and dioramas. This fantastic product will be a great addition to any American-based AFV models from the mid to late 1940s and will provide your projects with a touch of extra realism. Today, I’d like to introduce you to The Bodi’s 1/48 scale U.S. Tankers Figure Set.

The set itself contains two U.S. tanker figurines, both of which are crafted from resin. They are both posed upright in a resting position, and each weigh about 10 grams. Their stature is perfect for dioramas depicting encampments, repair shops, and armoured convoys at rest.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing The Bodi’s 1/48 U.S. Tankers Set, I highly recommend that you visit both The Bodi’s website and These both feature additional information and offer ways to purchase this product. In regards to price, this U.S. tankers set can be purchased directly from The Bodi for around 19 euros.

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Final Touches: First to Fight 1:72 Scale Polish Infantry Figures (1939)

If you are a scale modeler who is interested in early WW2 models or dioramas, I may have the perfect product for you. Today, I’d like to introduce you to First to Fight’s 1:72 scale Polish Infantry figures (1939). This scale model accessory set is part of First to Fight’s Wrzesień 1939 series of kits.

The kit itself is composed of several scale Polish infantrymen, all of whom are equipped with historically accurate equipment and uniforms. There are several variations of Polish infantry, all in different poses and with different equipment. There are also a number of small brick barricades included with the set.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing First to Fight’s 1:72 scale Polish Infantry (1939), I highly recommend that you visit First to Fight’s website where you can find this product retailing for around 7.95 euros.

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Final Touches: Panzer Art 1/35 Scale Soviet Tankers Set

Hello fellow modelers! If you are having trouble with creating realistic and exciting model kits and dioramas, I have a solution for you. Today I’d like to present Panzer Art’s 1/35 scale Soviet Tankers Set.

This fantastic scale figure set includes two 1/35 scale renditions of Soviet tankers, both of which are wonderfully represented in great detail, even including small features such as uniform buttons and wrinkles. This product is crafted from high-quality materials and includes overwhelming amounts of detail, something that I’m sure will add a bit of spice to your next modeling project.

If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing Panzer Art’s 1/35 scale Soviet Tankers Set, I recommend that you visit Panzer Art’s website.

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Final Touches: MiniArt 1:35 German SPG Crew

Hello fellow modelers! If you’re currently looking for something to spice up your next scale model or diorama project, I have just the thing for you. Today, I’d like to cover the 1:35 scale German SPG Crew from MiniArt.

MiniArt’s 1:35 scale German SPG crew is an easy way to add a touch of realism to your scale model projects. Made from high quality materials, and also including a number of small decals, this item can change your models and dioramas from good to great.

The set includes 4 scale figurines, decals, scale tank shells, scale ammo boxes, scale firearms, as well as a number of scale accessories to outfit your mini SPG crew with. All of these features are highly detailed and produced, something that MiniArt continues to do well.

If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about MiniArt’s 1:35 scale German SPG Crew, I highly recommend checking out MiniArt’s website. Also found here are many other high quality products that I recommend to anyone interested in the hobby of scale modeling.

Happy modeling!

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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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Score Some Treats for Yourself During AK's "Paint and Treat" Sale

As we're heading into cooler and colder weather in certain parts of the world, it's a great time to stock up on indoor projects, whether you're focusing on kits, paints, or other modeling gear. If you want to try your hand at figure painting or purely want to expand your current collection, AK is offering a 10% discount during its Paint and Treat sale.

Between now (October 29, 2021) and November 1, 2021 (23:59 GMT +1), a 10% discount will apply to all items in AK's selection of figures. In addition to that discount, you can earn a free color wheel on orders over 60 euros.

To learn more about this sale and see the entire selection of discounted figures, visit

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Catch Bandai's Eevee "Big" Pokemon Snap Kit Release

When I think about building a scale model, the first items that come to mind are cars, trucks, planes, and other vehicles. Figure and kit models are new to me, but I've had some experience with them, thanks to my kids. While there are plenty of ultra-realistic figure models on the market, there are also some kits that offer plenty of whimsy and imaginative intrigue.

Bandai has announced the upcoming release of its second PokéPla "Big Model" kit, featuring Eevee. This kit combines molded plastic parts in multiple colors and a set of detail stickers to give you an easy-to-assemble and fun-to-display model.

This character kit is larger than some of their other Pokemon model offerings and features an overall height of 20cm. No cement, glue, or paint is required to complete assembly, making this a fun project that you could complete whenever the mood strikes you.

Eevee's head, ears, arms, and rear-end can be positioned and posed to your liking and should make the display of this model incredibly fun.

This kit is priced at $38.99 and will be available to purchase in late September (2021) To learn more about Bandai's Pokemon Eevee "Big" character model kit, visit

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