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I like Carriers. I particularly like carrier models that do not involve me having to evict the neighbours and demolish the connecting walls. In this respect, Dragon Model's future release is particularly attractive...
Heroic Miniatures, first introduced to Armorama readers in June 2005, have recently announced their latest releases and issued a few "in progress" photographs - including a bust! We are also able to bring you confirmation and photographs of the painted "Austrian Jager Officer, 1859", which we had previously announced as forthcoming.
The Shanghai-based company Trumpeter is perhaps better-known for its 1/35th AFV/Vehicle kits. Figures have not been an important part of its catalog although this may change...
One of the more interesting of the plethora of new companies in recent years, has been Echelon Fine Details. The company has gained an enviable reputation for itself in the production of some truly intriguing 1/35th decal sheets with a strong (although not exclusive) list of 1/35th sheets for modern vehicle subjects. This trend continues with three out of the four new releases this month...
This specialist range of resin/pewter model kits are arguably amongst the finest figurine/busts available and was awarded the Modell Des Jahres 2000.
The key to a succesful book on modelling is primarily accessibility. Far too many books are 'pitched' at 'expert/master' level, to be of much use to the 'average' modeller. One of the real success stories in recent years has been an initiative by Osprey Publishing of a series which has received much attention in the modelling world - The Osprey Modelling Series. The coming months will see a significant expansion of these useful books...
Finally! It's been a long time coming, but Peter Hall has finished the artwork for PE 752, and it will be going off for etching in the next day or two
Braille scale manufacturer ACE Model has just announced the latest addition to their accessories catalogue... an etched track set for Russian armour!
As Costas (Major_Goose) and I mentioned earlier this month, Seil Model have a tonne of new releases. At the time of posting the last news article (HERE), I mentioned that we did not have further information on three other new releases - which we now gladly bring you! All of these will be available on 15 August 2005.
A year or two ago, we got a kit that many of us had been waiting for for many years - the LCM(3) in 1/35th scale. Not only did we get a long-awaited kit , we got two - from both Trumpeter and from Italeri, this time it seems we are only getting one, but an incredibly welcome release all the same....
A 1/700 DD-931 Forrest Sherman Class (early) with optional briges and some small heavy steal are part of the news Tom Gardner, from JAG Collective brings us!
This month Russian manufacturer Tank goes back to their usual WWII Soviet subjects, and let me say, these are once again a breathe of fresh air in the 1/35 scale figure market. It's not often we get to see WWII Soviet troops in advance/retreat poses, let alone some of them wounded!
Polish company Part is fast becoming well known for their PE sets for DML kits. This month they bring us 4 more PE sets for... you guessed it... DML.
Tiger Model Designs, has, in the last month or two, been releasing a series of 'teasers' about their plans for future releases. Now some of these releases have been announced and they are truly impressive...
The Scottish armor manufacturer Accurate Armour shows no indications of slowing down in its extraordinary release list - good for the AFV modeller, bad news for one's bank account...
Czech-Republic based PlusModel have a few new 1/35 scale diorama releases this month, as well a very nice selection of 1/48 paving stones - well your 1/48 vehicles need something to drive on don't they?
F.M. Beneito Miniatures is certainly not a new name to veteran figurists. Spanish miniature manufacturer F.M. Beneito has been around for some 20 years, producing some of the most amazing high quality - and competively priced - figures on the market.
Well, it looks like an exciting double feature from Seil Model this month.
Announced a month or two ago to a great deal of enthusiasm, Italeri's new kit should be welcomed within many sectors of the armor modelling fraternity...
There's only one military history release from Spanish company El Viejo Dragón Miniatures this month, but it is a beautiful Roman piece...
August's releases from Spanish miniatures company Andrea includes another impressive 90mm knight, and some equally impressive additions to their Sky Warriors (Pilots in 1:48) series.
Once again the latest offering from Verlinden Productions can be summarized in a single news article. Although I's nice to see another model company on the 1/48 band-wagon, let's hope Verlinden can bring something less mediocre to the table...
NIMIX has released a new article: C/52 Artificial Snow.
I am afraid I cannot tell you much about the background of French manufacturer DES Kit, but what I can tell you is that they have a fantastic range of vehicles, figures and diorama accessories in various scales. Most significantly, however, DES Kit addresses the shortage of WWI and WWII French subjects.
At long last, we have received the last of the 18 Regia Aeronautic colors in our Colourcoats line of enamels.