The Plasticmodeller's clubs KPM Brno and DDM Junior Brno held their annual exhibition on June, 7th 2003 in the Technical Museum Brno/CZ.
BLAST MODELS is expending it's line of resin accessories fast! There are already great accessories for some Pz III and Pz IV on the eastern front.
Verlinden has scheduled no less then eleven new releases for july 2003. Different figures from Napoleonic times to the Vietnam war and also a couple of detailsets.
I received an interesting email today from Alan Griffith, President of AMtech Models. Seems there has been a lot of speculation by the modeling community on rumors of a new P-40B/C and Mr. Griffith wanted to lay those rumors to rest.
Cobra Company is back again this month with their latest release-a M-230 Cannon Set for MRC Blackhawk helicopters.
ACE, a Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that they have begun production of a 1/72 AF-2S Grumman Guardian.
Here is partial listing of product releases that Extra Detail is launching during June.
Extra Detail is a company that offers a complete range of printed model accessories. They specialise in military modeling 1/72 - 1/35 and 120mm (1:16) scales which include items from WW1 to present day 2002. During the month of May Extra Detail will be launching a host of posting including the following list:
Alpha Miniatures is looking for established distributors for thier expanding line of 54mm fine figurines. The Auckland, New Zealand based company manufactures military figurines that are cast in pewter. At the moment they are concentrating on a group of 54mm scale figures in the period from 100BC to 200AD and would welcome distributor enquiries from the US, UK, Canada and Europe.
While it is already May, I couldn't resist writing a quick article about the new products that became available in April from Ultracast. Several propeller/spinner and tire sets await to detail your latest plane.
May brings some great new stuff from Eduard Model Accessories including photoetch, barrels and kits.
The month of May brings another great collection of photoetch items from Eduard Model Accessories. All kinds of aircraft are represented this month including the F-16, F-86, MIG-15 and RAH-66 Commanche.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics has just announced a new Limited Edition Lithograph that they are currently taking pre-orders on. The subject this time is the F-15A of the 101st Fighter Squadron of the Massachusetts ANG.
ACE, the Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that the production of the 1/72 scale Command armored vehicle BTR-50PU (kit 72147) kit has begun. Kit includes decals for 7 variants including Iraq.
For more details see http://www.acemodel.com.ua/?p=model&id=152&s=&l=en
Eduard’s interior (35 540 SCUD B interior set) and exterior (35 539 SCUD B exterior set) SCUD-1c photo etched kits are the leaders of their 1/35th scale collection for May 2003. These sets replace the very old sets for Dragon's SCUD-1C kit. The bad news is that they aren’t cheap: each kits is retailing for about $25.00 USD.
For more information on Eduard’s latest releases for this month see http://www.eduard.cz/
Alpha Miniatures new site is now live. To promote this event they are giving away a free 54mm figure. Their first eight 54mm Romans are also now avaliable, these include Legionaries, Auxiliary Archers and Auxiliary Infantry.
With the restocking of several sold-out kits and the production of new ones, Collect-Aire is keeping the bases covered when it comes to your choices for unique kit selections.
After 35 years of service for the United States and countless other countries, the remainder of the F-4 fleet owned by the US Navy will soon be mothballed.
This month will see Revell-Monogram releasing the 1/48 scale TBD-1 Devastator with a historical book included. This sounds similiar to their release of the F-105F/G a few months back with a historical book as well.
Verlinden is going to release 10 new products for June. They include several new 1/35 scale figures as well as a detail set for the DUKW. Read on for the complete list.
Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ - TTWO), and developer Illusion Softworks in association with development team Pterodon, announced that VIETCONG for the PC has shipped.
VIETCONG, an intense first-person shooter with tactical elements set in the Vietnam War, is now available in stores nationwide and will be available in Europe on April 11th. "VIETCONG transports players to the South East Asian battleground through stunning graphics, intense sound effects and complex missions," said Kelly Sumner, President of Gathering. "This action-packed title will have players riveted as they navigate the varied terrain and constant threat of the jungle war zone."
For more details see http://www.vietcong-game.com/us/index.html
ScaleMilitary.com announces three new diorama kits in 1/35 format. ScaleMilitary has been in business since 1998, and is best known for selling diorama component peices and modular "mix-n-match" diorama accessories for the 1:35 crowd. The company has recently announced three new complete kits, and several more are on the way.
A nice feature related to all Scalemilitary.com pieces is that they are cast in DENTAL STONE PLASTER... they paint and file just like normal plaster kits, but because they have three times the density of normal plaster, they offer more fine detail and greater strength, meaning fewer broken pieces arrive in the mail.
Ace Models, a manufacturer of scale models in Kiev, Ukraine, recently announced that a 1/72 scale kit of the AM-1 Martin Mauler was now in production.
For all us here at Armorama, here's some sad news. The new Krupp Protze 1ton (6X4) Towing Truck w/3.7cm Pak will be delayed!
Overcoming some attitude problems with a MAC computer, AMtech's new 1/48 Hs-123 Close Support/Dive bomber looks ready to hit the streets sometime next month.
Squelching rumors that have been circulating for months, Accurate Miniatures has unleashed their new website. The new website features models offered by Accurate Miniatures, a Modeler's Gallery, Rumor Control and a On Line Build section which focuses on the building of some of their kits-step by step.
Well, I'm a little late on this one but better late than never. Eduard Model Accessories has plenty of new releases this month and I've got them broken down by category-Express Mask and Photo Etched Set.
From 12th to 13th of April modellers, traders and friends of the most beautiful hobby in the world met near the Austro-Hungarian border.
Cobra Company has recently announced the release of three new 1/72nd scale detail sets.
Here are Verlindens New Releases for the month of May 2003.
Revell-Monogram announced that its 1:48 scale F-4E Phantom (Product #: 5978) will be released in April. The MSRP for this kit is $31.85.
ACE, the Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that Kit #72157 is in production. This 1/72 scale kit depicts the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) modification of a Soviet T-54/55 tank captured from Egypt/Syria. This tank kit has markings for a Tiran 4 (T-54 based) and a Tiran 5 (T-55 based). See the following link for additional details and photos.
I would like to inform that MMP just published a new book: Adolf Galland by Robert Michulec & Donald Caldwell. B5 size, soft cover. 88 pages (8 in colour)
One of Austrians best model clubs, the IGM Wr. Neustadt held its annual exhibition from 29th to 30th of March in a small aircraft museum, called "Aviaticum". So not only scale models, but also the real stuff could be examined.
Look for something out of the ordinary. Armortek’s 1/6th scale Tiger I may just fit the bill. This steel and aluminum constructed tank features scale armor thickness (some aluminum plates are up to 16mm thick!) and working torsion bar suspension – just like the real thing. It is 1373mm (54 inches) long, and 622mm (24 inches) wide. The tank stands 478mm (19 inches) high and weighs in excess of 70 kg (150lbs). WOW!
Accurate Armors latest 1/35th scale vehicle kit releases are the DEACON 6 Pr Portee (K113), the Land Rover XD TUM WMIK (LR003) and the RB 17/19 Crawler Excavator (K133).
Eduard Model Accessories has recently released two new kits for April. The first is a 1/48th scale biplane in the form of the Albatros W.4 German floatplane fighter. The second is a 1/72nd scale DH-2 biplane. Both kits are available in the ProfiPACK version
Eduard has also released a very nice and very colorful Photoetch set for the F-104C/J Starfighter. Personally, I can’t wait until May as their Photoetch kit for the SCUD-1c set.
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Build-A-Rama, a product line dedicated to producing military diorama essentials for 1:18 scale modeling and diorama building, has recently released 5 new 1:18 scale products including: Manpack Radio sets (WWII and NAM), Fuel & Repair Set, Hedge Hogs and Barbed Wire Sets.
Quartermaster's Depot announces new uniform and equipment decals, posters and signs this month.
Its that time of year again and after restructuring their distribution process, Twobobs needs to conduct an inventory clearance sale to clear space in their warehouse (Bobs spare bedroom)-which I'm sure his wife will be glad to see!
I received an update yesterday from Lou Maglio, the owner of Collect-Aire Models, and he had some news regarding the 1/48 B/BR-66 Destroyer which is shipping now and the upcoming 1/32 F-80C Shooting Star.
Collect-Aire is back with two new announcements. They have restocked the F3H-2M/N Demon and their new E2C Hawkeye will begin shipment in April.
Monroe Perdu has finally released a kit which has been on "the drawing board" for more than three years. The new kit, MPD-019 Roadside Pulpit, will compliment your AFV's and figures in all of your Normandy dioramas.
Verlinden Productions has released about 10 new products this month.
The Ukrainian manufacturer ACE Models announced that it has begun production of a 1/72 scale Iraqi upgraded T-55 (Enigma). ACE catalog number is 72152.
Cobra Company is back again-this time with a new release in their 72nd scale line of aircraft detail sets. The new parts are for the Airfix and MPC 1/72nd Scale FW-189.
By now you've probably seen or heard about this long-awaited kit. The expected delivery date of May is fast approaching and the hype for this kit is really picking up.
ACE company just started production of a BTR-50PK kit (#72146). This about the BTR-50PK from JED: This model has full overhead armor protection and NBC system with the troops entering and leaving the vehicle by two rectangular roof hatches that open either side. In the roof at the front of the hull a single piece hatch cover that opens forwards. Two ventilators are fitted, one at the front of the troop compartment on the right side and one at the rear of the troop compartment on the right side. It is likely that these were mainly converted BTR-50P. For more info on this vehicle visit JED
I'm a little late one this one but I found the latest aircraft photoetch releases by Eduard today. Lots to choose from including express masks, great photoetch and two new plastic kits.
After some delays the long awaited release of the 1/72 EC-135N/E ARIA/ALOTS is here. Also called a "Droop-Snoot" or "Snoopy Nose", only 5000 kits of these kits are being produced which is made from a never released ERTL KC-135 kit.