Once again the votes are all in, the counting is done, and our winners have been determined.
There are some major staff changes we can report for AeroScale. After more than 10 years, Rowan Baylis, the sites Editor-in-Chief, is stepping down from the big chair and will be staying on but in more of a contributing role for AeroScale.
February is over already! Where did the time go? Anyway, here are this month's contestants.
The quasi-weekly show where we show you the samples we get for review. This week two arrivals from Tamiya as well as new items from Trumpeter, Plus Model, and more.
Once more the voters have spoken.
Mostly new tank/armor kits in this weeks Mail Call thanks to a big box from Dragon USA showing up at the last minute. Enjoy!
The January MOM entrants are now lined up for your choice.
A smattering of new samples from Miniart, Italeri, and new ship maker, Kajika who have a new 1/700 Kongo waterline kit.
At last the suspense is over and we can announce the 2016 Model of the Year. It seems that Great War subjects are still an Aeroscale tradition this year.
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!
Now is the time to make difficult decisions. Yes, Aeroscalers, here is the 2016 Model of the Year contest ballot. Take a look at the entries, and decide which one turns your crank the most.
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).
At last the November Model of the Month has been chosen. This month it was a difficult choice.
We got new items from Academy, Zvezda, Hasegawa, and more in this weeks Mail Call video hosted by Jim Starkweather.
The arrival of December 1st means two things:
1) 24 more model shopping days until Christmas (be sure to tell the family);
2) The November MOM contest entrants are now available for your scrutiny. It's time to pick your favourite.
The Great War ended in November. Quite fittingly, all of our entrants come from that time 100 years ago.
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!
Once more, the voters have spoken. This result is guaranteed to cause less disappointment than another recent election did.
Now that the post-Hallowe'en sugar hangover is over, it's time to get down to business and select our October winner.
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.
September's winners have been chosen; the voters have spoken.
Here are some videos highlighting recent samples we have gotten in folks like Tamiya, Academy, Aber, Ammo of Mig, and many more.
Not quite the turnout from last month, bit it's still sufficient to be a contest.
The voters have spoken for our long-awaited July/August contest.
July's underwhelming contest has become August's overwhelming! There are plenty of deserving entrants to choose from this month.