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John Snyder, from White Ensign Models, sends us NEWS of a new photo etch set for Trumpeter's Udaloy Class Destroyer.
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Some new items from Australian aftermarket company Firestorm

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The U.S: decal company, ARCHER FINE TRANSFERS have just announced their latest releases in 1/35th scale.

Date line Atlanta. Nautilus Models 1/72 resin conversion for Revell's Gato is now available.
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Every month or so, the Czech manufacture, PlusModel sends us details if their new releases and every month or so, it seems that the new relases are more interesting than the previous ones. Here are this month's new releases...
Adalbertus Distribution have recently announced new releases in 2 of their figure related lines.
New from Fujimi, a "what if" 1/700 Super Yamato.


Eagle Editions are mounting a special commemoration for Wolfgang Falck, known affectionately by his former comrades as the Father of the Night Fighters, who died in March this year.
NEWS in to the MSW newsdesk, of a very interesting new partnership between Czech Masters Kits (CMK) and German based company ArtMaster, who together are planning a new line in 1/72 scale resin shipyard diorama kits and accessories.
Harry Abbott, owner/operator of Battlefleet Models gives up a tip on a new release by Pit-Road in patrnership with Trumpeter.
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Harry Abbott, owner/operator of Battlefleet Models send us an exclusive announcement and images of a new resin tid-bit, highly interesting and quite unique, the "Observation Balloon".

New from Verlinden. 1/35 River/Harbor Tugboat.
I didn't think I'd ever see a book (and it looks like a nice one) about this obscure aircraft.
A little known fact is that the Douglas B-18 Bolo was America's most numerous front line bomber at the time of Pearl Harbor.
The full title is "Douglas B-18 Bolo - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter" by William Wolf (ISBN 978-0-7643-2581-6) USD $59.95 (retail).
News, new to you? Hobby Boss's 1/48 LCM3 has arrived.
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NEWS and images in from across the pond, of Alanger Models next release in 1/72 scale plastic, "U-Boat Type XX III,German Submarine WWII ".
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It's somewhat stating the obvious, that, in the case of U.S./Allied softskins, there isn't a lot on the market. Therefore, any new kit (in whatever medium) is welcome....
Hasegawa's ever growing new releases continue at an astonishing rate.
With several kits announced especially for the 2007 Shizuoka Hobby Show .
The pick of the bunch is definitely the eagerly awaited 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5 with the BMW 327 car.
Also a great package in 1/32 is the Kawasaki KI61-I Hei Hien with metal Machine Gun Barrels & Pilot Tube plus a 1/32 Metal Figure of I.J.A.A.F. Flight Regiment Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi.
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Details and some sneek peek images inside the box at Trumpeter Models latest 1/350 addition, the "USS MASSACHUSETTS".
Just announced on MIG Productions' website is news of their latest acquisition: American figure company Think-180, which was established by KitMaker member Jeff Meckley.
Pit-Road breaks into the 1/350 ship category with the modern Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Aegis Destroyer Kongo.
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The Chinese AM Manufacturer, Voyager Model have announced a series of VERY varied 1/35th scale update sets - in both PE and (where applicable) Resin...
Techmod should please fans of the Bf 109E with their latest decals, available in both 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Each sheet features 3 varied schemes from 1939/40 and comes complete with a comprehensive set stencils and a sheet of canopy masks.


We’ve all done it. I’ve done it too. We go to Hobby Lobby and see those great large scale kits and wish we could afford it. Well, now we can. Hobby Lobby is offering an internet only 40% off coupon. This coupon is good for the week of May 28 through June 2.
PDI Modeling Supply has decided to close up shop.
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Details and some sneek peek images inside the box at Trumpeter Models latest carrier addition, the "USS DWIGHT D.EISENHOWER CVN-69 1978", in 1/700 scale plastic.
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The perfect companion for your KMS Bismarck and HMS Hood model kit. Just imagine displaying these authentic badges with your model kit.
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News and images in from Alanger Models, of the company's latest offering to the shipwright in 1/350 scale plastic, "K-407 ,'Novomoskovsk' ".
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Seil Models have recently announced their May 2007 releases. In addition to a new 200mm bust, this month's releases include a five figure Romanesce vignette!
The Lost Battalion has re-released three new subjects for the month of May.
Hot off the presses, an advance announcement of two new upcoming releases from Hasegawa Models!
Academy have released a new version of their 1/72nd scale B-29 SuperFortress range.
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The Polish manufacturer, Adalbertus has just released an extraordinarily useful new product in 1/35th scale...
El Greco Miniatures are pleased to announce that the first releases from Pizarro Miniatures are now in stock.
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News in from Hasegawa Models, of their next Limited Edition, 1/350 scale release, one of the "Famous Ship Series" of model kits.
The Czech company, RealModel have in the last mont or two announced a whole series of new releases, here's an update...
Fantastic Plastic releases another all resin kit. They stay true to thier lines of obscure little known subjects. This is a nuclear powered flying wing.
NEWS in to the MSW news desk, modeler/artist Pavel Vacata has announced the forming of his own new resin ship modeling production company, "Admiralty Model Works and Custom Casting".
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Some useful newitems from MK35 Editions:

A set of building accessories ( Doors, Windows, Shutters and rails) for those interested in making their own buildings or even just to add to the rubble in dioramas, and a stone fountain which could look well in a diorama with some dusty troops gathered around it.
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Formations have just added this new conversion kit for the Ram Badger to their catalogue

Using Tamiya's M4 kit as a donor this set includes everything needed to build the Ram Badger Flame tank that was used by Canadian units in combat in NWE.
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NEWS in from Eduard Model Accessories, a "boatload" of images of their latest aftermarket upgrades, "The USS Arizona", in 1/350 scale.

A new model release from Ukrainian firm A -Model - 1/72 scale Kawasaki Ki-32 .
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Panzer Resin Models have been around for a while so this isn’t a News to You story but it’s been a long time since we had any news of them here on Armorama, -2005 actually. This story will bring us up to date on their range and also covers some of the philosophy of why they do what they do.
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At this year's Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan, DML have announced a New 1/35th scale figure set:

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Dragon Models have just announced four releases at the Annual Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan:
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Available from Fonderie Miniature, here is an unexpected guest for the year 2007: a Levasseur PL 101 in 1/48 scale. I think modellers who like weird and ugly planes will like this one!
As we announced earlier, the Italian figure manufacturer Pegaso Models didn't disappoint the historical figure fans.
Beside the announced items, also a resin 1/35 item has been introduced in their product range, for WW 2 modelling enthusiasts.
All are available at Pegaso Models official web site.

And here is the full news story with some detailed photos of these new releases.
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Eduard have a number of exciting new releases for June.

The follow up to their superb Avia B.534 III série comes in the shape of the IV série with an enclosed cockpit.

Meanwhile, fans of classic jets have a Weekend Edition of the Mirage IIIC RF to look forward to and Eduard are bound to make a lot of friends with the release of a new set of 1/48 scale figures - WW2 RAF Pilots (judging from the box-art, we may be able to look forward to some ground-crew too...).
NEWS in from Tamiya Models of an interesting new summer release, in 1/350 scale plastic, Japanese Navy Submarine I-400.
Historicus Forma member Maurice Corry (aka evofive) has kindly announced us about his new figure release available by Maurice Corry Miniatures.
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