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After being out of stock for a while, the YF-23A Black Widow II is now back in stock over at Collect-Aire Models. This is a hot seller and is hard to keep in stock according to Collect-Air.
Interested in Modern Russian/Soviet vehicles, but you don't want to scratchbuild them all? SP Designs, which has been around for years, has many of the kits you are looking for in 1/35 scale.
Ukrainian company ACE Models just begun production of a latest Russian upgrade of famous MT-LB transporter. BTR-80 turret utilized with this version. The kit also includes photo-etched parts.
The first figures of MIG Productions are these two Soviet tankers. Two figures in action, perfect for use in a diorama together with other figures. You can use them for any period between 1942 and 1945, in different tank types, from the Sherman to the T-34 or a JSII.
We are happy to release three new 54mm scale Gladiators this month. We have 3 new gladiators, a Laquerarius, a medium gladiator and a Dimachaerus.
The following new items were announced by Verlinden Productions on February 28, 2003:
I had the pleasure of meeting Ken Lawrence from Pacific Coast Models when I was at the Silicon Valley IPMS show earlier this month. In case you haven't run across PCM before, they specialize in kits from the Italian Air Force and Italian Army as well as offering their own manufactured kits. Recently they have added a variety of armor/figure kits from Historica, Cri.El Model, and CA MA Models.
ACE Model Company from Kiev, Ukraine has just begun production of a 1/72 PT-76 (Amphibious Scout Tank), Kit #72142.
Military Miniatures Warehouse has been selling high quality Civil War and other era figures for some time now. They have taken the figure dealing to another level and has stared to produce their own kits. The first kit in the series is a 3 figure Civil War set called Stonewall Down: Chancellorsville, 1863
DreamCatcher has a selection of new items on the horizon. James Welch (CaptainJack) is proud to announce that the figures shown here will be available soon (or may be already). For more information click on the Company Web Site link (at Right) or contact them directly.
A new expansion pack is available for the PC game, Battlefield 1942. Called "Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome, this module lets you play key campaigns in the Italian campaigns of WWII. Players can choose to fight on six new maps, including Operation Husky (Sicily) and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees, and even the Monte Cassino monastery.
Controllable vehicles are the heart of the Battlefield 1942 experience and The Road To Rome features eight new vehicles in addition to the more than 30 available in the original title. These include the German Bf-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter bombers. Also debuting are an Italian torpedo boat as well as British and German tanks and antitank guns.
We received an email today from the fine Bobs over at TwoBobs announcing the impending release of eight new decal sheets. They have received the 1/48 scale sheets from their publisher and they may be available for purchase as early as this weekend.
Just out this three man set, Reference DC 54010, depicts three APC crew members during a moments reîte, a lull in the tension of the Gaza strip. Shown in relaxed poses, with light gear these figures can easily accompany any AFV/APC in the current IDF stables. Price Euros 24.70
Following in the footsteps of their previous releases of 1/32 scale fighters, Tamiya has updated their original F-15E Strike Eagle kit which is now called the 'Bunker Buster'.
Well, I tried to hold onto this for as long as I was able. But I am becoming pitifully slow at getting new content onto the site. Why? Well there are a number of factors, but suffice to say that with over 2000 members I am getting a lot more email and such asking for help and solving problems with the sites code/software. Having to worry less about adding content will also free me up for improving the functionality of the site and adding new areas, like the Campaigns module. So... I am finally to the point where I think I can let other users act as Editors to input feature articles and news stories.
Following on the heels of their very successful F-16B lithograph, TwoBobs has followed it up with one of my personal favorites-the F/A-18C "All American Bug" of the VFA-146 Blue Diamonds. They are now taking pre-orders for this awesome looking litho.
Hello Folks, after giving us new prices for shipment of orders, TwoBobs will be releasing some new decals for modern aircraft in 1:48 scale.
ACE models just started production of a new Russian ATGW vehicle AT-6 Spiral (Kit #72139). We have added many new projects and some vehicles added in the "Coming soon" section.
The entries in our first Diorama campaign have been judged and the winner has been selected. I would like to congratulate Toni (Envar) on his win with the entry, Dragon's Watch. His entry is on display in the gallery, as well as all the others. I would also like to thank Keith Magee for organizing, leading and contributing a prize for this campaign. I am sure all the guys will say that a prize wasn't really why they chose to build an entry, but winning one is certainly icing on the cake.
The folks at Platzdarm.com have sent over a list of some of the newer and upcoming releases for AIRES. Some items include a cockpit set and engine detal set (sold separately) for the Tamiya Me 262A kit. Read on for the whole list.
Ian Sadler has come through once again and spent untold hours scanning images from a Soviet government T55 Service Manual. I have taken these images and processed them for the web, merging them into one easy to read/print Adobe PDF document. For those who don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their system it's available at no charge on the Adobe Web site (www.adobe.com). The document is a little less than 2mb and contains 38 separate images from the manual. Russian text is also present on the images although I am not sure how readable it is.
A twin Engine Prop Contest will be held this week at Peters&partners Hobby Shop, Jakarta Indonesia. Indonesian Scale Model Association, ISMS, will make full coverage of the event. there are currently 17 modelers listed as participants. The contest focuses on aircraft with twin propellars both from WW2 til up the present day.
Every month CheapestHobbies.com is having a virtual model contest. January's contest is Armor, any type, any scale. The winners will recieve one of the following; 1/35 Tamiya Panther Ausf. A, 1/35 Willys MB Jeep, or a 1/35 Tamiya U.S. Infantry Weapons Set. You may enter two different models each contest, and one picture of each model.
The folks over at Platzdarm.com would like to share news of some new release 1/72 armor kits from Ace Models. They include a 1/72 MT-LBM 6MV Armored troop-carrier prime-mover. Their price on this modern Soviet kit is $8.50 (USD). They also have the 1/72 GAZ-AA (Soviet Ford AA) WWII army truck. And the price for that kit is $7.00 (USD). Read on to get direct links.

Today I received another email from Twobobs Aviation Graphics announcing a new incentive starting on Monday, January 13.
Rest Models has two new pre-WWII figher aircraft kits which are exclusively available at HobbyTerra.com. Both are 1/48 scale and pre-WWII era Soviet planes designed by Polikarpov. One, the I-15 also played a role in the Spanish Civil War.
RODEN officially announces the release of the following new products in January 2003. Roden specializes in 1/72 and 1/48 scale WWI aircraft, but also manufacturers other aircraft and a 1/72 Soviet IS-3 tank.
Pit-Road has been on a roll of late and has released many new warship kits for ship builders to salivate over. The folks at Hobby-Link Japan are reporting on a new USS Arizona (BB39) kit. You can read that story here. And there are several other kits of note.
The IPMS Lt. Alexander Pearson Modelers proudly annouce their annual invitational on May 31, 2003 at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Washington (USA). This years theme will celebrate the 100th year of flight.

Hong Kong Creation Workshop 1/35th scale Leopard II track is now available from Trackjam Models. Each set consists of 180 track links of which 170 have standard rubber pads and 10 have grousers. a total of 168 track links (84 per sode) are required.
Academy has announced the new release of two models on their website. They are the P-47N Special "Expected Goose" and F-51D Mustang "Korean War".
The end of December will see the release of the Anatov An-71 AEWR aircraft. The kit is in 1/72 scale and manufactured by Russian Project.
This month Tamiya is releasing a new armor kit to add to your collection-the T-55A Russian Medium Tank.
Not to leave you Diorama Modelers out of the mix, I've gotten my hands on the latest releases from Verlinden for you as well. Among them are a castle remains and park wall materials.
In January Verlinden Productions will be relasing some new figure products. Here's a sneak peek of the new items that will be available.
With December upon us, Eduard Model Accessories has released some new items just in time for Christmas. Among their releases are new photoetch sets and express masks.
With the month of December comes some new releases from Eduard Model Accessories. Included are new kits, photoetch sets and more.
With Christmas Time now upon us, Hasegawa has given us the oportunity to buy some special limited release products.
Graham Lawler has just opened a company called EXTRA DETAIL. It will offer a complete range of printed model accessories in most scales. EXTRA DETAIL specializes in military modeling 1/87, 1/72, 1/35 and 120mm, and includes items from WWI to present day. They will also be introducing (very shortly) a section that specializes in 1:24 rally car accessories and also Model Railway signage, which will definitely be something to look out for in the coming months.
As one small part of the celebration of Armorama's first birthday, I wanted to offer a simple and fun contest where the winners will get some free Armorama.com wearables from our CafePress product store.
Coming soon from Twobobs are two new decal sets. They are the 'Whiskeys in the Mix' for the AH-1 Cobra and the 'All-American Bug' of VFA-146 for the F-18.
Orangeville ON - Finally, a Canadian-based news service for Scale Modellers! We intend to provide a reliable and prompt means for manufacturers, retailers, clubs and individual modellers to receive and distribute news, coming events and other data. Participation is as easy as sending us the information you wish to have published and, if you have a website, adding a link to: Scale Model News Service
In a few weeks Dreamcatcher will release an IDF Trio. A very cool trio indeed! A commander strolling with a helmet under one arm, a kneeling tanker and a seated bearded crewman round out this nifty set. I'm painting them now and they are dandy! Tony Williams to our rescue again. Future releases are also in the works but I've learned my lesson, no news till just before they are ready! So line up and get your IDF'ers now.
Just in time for the holidays, Collect-Aire is taking pre-orders on the Thunderscreech. Deliveries will begin in early January.
A group of figure modelers will be holding a first of hopefully many chat sessions on November 24 (Sunday) at 10am EST (-5:00 hrs GMT). It will be held in the ChatterBox area of Armorama. Just look for a room designated for this special meeting. All those who build and paint figures, as well as anyone else who might be interested in this, are invited to join in.
If you haven't been visiting the TwoBobs website you probably don't know about the great sale they've got going on. In celebration of their 2-year anniversary, the 'Two Bobs' have decided to conduct a Customer Appreciation Sale.
The model club “Model friends Ried” is responsible for this biggest plastic modeling event in Austria. It is held bi-annually within two halls of the market and trading area of the town. Profiting from the central location within Europe and due to another event in the nearby halls, especially on Sunday a lot of visitors were attracted.
Eduard Model Accessories has announced their new releaes for November. Heading the list is a new product line at Eduard-modern jets.
Just in time for Christmas shopping, Collect-Aire Models has announced that they are re-stocking some kits that many are waiting on. Collect-Aire has been making limited-run, custom-built kits for the discerning modeler for 15 years. Their kits are 100% resin, often containing metal and photo-etch parts.
Smarten up those drab walls of your workspace, have charming attractive women drawn to you immediately by your oveerwhelming sense of good taste. These military prints are exectuted by the talented hand of artist William Tait, artist with 25 years of experience behind him.
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