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Nautical Definitions

Twenty years or so ago, I ran across a book in the reference section of the California State Library: Shipbuilding Cyclopedia, edited by F.B Webster, J.L Bates, S.M. Phillips, and A.H. Haag, and published in 1920 by the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company of New York City. What ...
Thursday 1st January 1970

Camouflage Schemes & Colours

         MODEL COLOURS; Naval, Aviation, Military and Paint Formulae     with Colourcoats references     An A-Z of NAVAL COLOURS     USS ARIZONA     1930s to Early 1941   All vertical surfaces—#5 ...
Thursday 1st January 1970


                        If it's November, that must mean it's time for Scale Model World at Telford, scheduled for November 8-9 this year. Be sure to stop by the WEM stand to say hello! Dave and Frankie should be in uniform as usual....
Sunday 2nd November 2014


                        This month's masthead photo is HMS Scorpion , and we're pleased to announce that Peter Hall has completed the master patterns for our 1/350 scale HMS Scorpion and HMS Vigilant kits. These ...
Wednesday 1st October 2014

JULY 2014

                    This month's masthead photo is the CANT Z.501, a WW2 Italian flying boat. The Z.502 Gabbiano (Gull) was a high-wing, central-hull flying boat with 2 outboard floats under the wings, and was powered by a single engine installed in a nacelle in the center of the wing....
Monday 7th July 2014

MAY 2014

This month's masthead photo is a repeat from a few months back. HMS Portchester Castle was a Castle-class corvette launched on 21 June 1943 at Swan Hunter shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne. She was the only RN ship to be named after Portchester Castle in Hampshire. On 9 September ...
Friday 2nd May 2014

APRIL 2014

This month's masthead photo should offer a clue as to what we have Peter "Mad Pete" Hall working on at present. He's presently well into--and tearing his hair out over--PE sets for the 1/72 scale Victor.           Because of the manner in ...
Friday 4th April 2014

MARCH 2014

This month's masthead photo is HK Models' new big new 1/32 Gloster Meteor F.4 kit. The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter & the Allies' first operational jet aircraft.  The Meteor's evolution was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, advanced by Sir Frank Whittle & his company, Power Jets Ltd....
Wednesday 5th March 2014


          If it's November, that means it must be time for Scale Model World at Telford! This year's event will be held on 9 & 10 November. If you have never attended, you've missed one of the world's great model shows: vendors, SIG displays, demonstrations, ...
Friday 1st November 2013


          How could our masthead image for October be anything but HMS Befast? The new Trumpeter 1/350 kit is in hand and is the talk of the town. Peter Hall is hard at work on our PE 35172 for this kit, and we're aiming for a release in time for Telford....
Tuesday 1st October 2013


          Our masthead image for September is HMS Scorpion (G72). We now have our 1/700 kit of her in production, priced at £33.50 including VAT. You can place your order for kit K 762 here! And with the 1/700 version in production, can our 1/350 ...
Tuesday 3rd September 2013