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Heroic Miniatures from Hungary have announced their latest figure release.
AMT/ERTL is adding some new kits of old cars. Here is another classic Buick
As a taster for MORE new releases, which will be announced at Nuremberg, Dragon mOdels Limited have announced their latest Smart Kit in 1/35th scale - the 38 (t)..
No less than three manufacturers have announced the Stryker (and some of its variants) in 1/35th scale. However, it looks as if AFV Club may well be first off the starting blocks!
Although previously announced, Dragon Models Limited have now published images of their forthcoming Marder III in 1/35th scale...
Metal Modeles have announced their new 54 mm figure release.
United Empire Miniatures have announced their latest 1/10 bust release.
Hasegawa have plenty to keep aircraft modellers busy during the cold winter nights. Along with the B-26B/C and P-39N due anytime now, the list of future releases and Limited Editions makes exciting reading.
Mike Bass of Stevens International has informed us that Congressman Andrews will be re-introducing the Military Toy Replica Act as both a stand-alone bill as well as attempting to have it included as a part of the 2008 NDAA (the Department of Defense’s annual authorizing bill). The 2007 list of House and Senate Armed Services Committee members are being posted shortly. Here is the House list (the Senate list will be forthcoming as soon as their web site is updated with the new members): http://armedservices.house.gov/list_of_members.shtml

It appears that the tactics of the licensors has lightened just a bit for now, but it is assumed they are simply waiting to see whether Congress loses interest in this issue. Therefore, our efforts need to continue, and Congressman Andrews remains committed to passing this legislation. Here is what needs to be done by our membership at this time in order to continue our quest to get this important piece of legislation passed:

From the list on the above web link, please call the Washington DC office(not your local office) of HASC members in your state. You can click on their names to obtain the contact information from the members own web site.
Ask for the aide in charge of military affairs. Explain to that person who you are and that you are calling to garner support for the Military Toy Replica Act when it is reintroduced shortly by Congressman Andrews(there is no new Bill number yet assigned to it).
Explain briefly what the Act is, in case they do not know, and also explain in dire terms why you need this legislation passed. Be sure to tell them that your business will suffer if it is NOT passed.
Get the name and extension of the person to whom you are speaking, and ask them to contact you (or ask when you can contact them again) to confirm that the legislator you called will support us on this.
Let it be known that they may contact the office of Congressman Rob Andrews(D-NJ) for additional information on this Act.
At the point your legislator has confirmed support, please be sure to let Mike Bass know so he may confer with Andrews' office on this. It is very important that Congressman Andrews knows who is with him in this effort.

Marco Ganghini of BestSoldiers has announced us about a new and limited item from CSMS, Centro Siciliano Modellismo Storico.
Michael Roberts Ltd. have announced a new 54 mm figure sculpted by Alan Ball.
Tank Workshop have just released a new item for Dragon's M2 Halftrack...
Spanish company Fontegris Miniaturas have recently announced their new releases for January 2007.
Classic Airframes are announcing a new Family of Dornier Do 17 kits in 1/48 scale! The first kits should be available from April 2007! For every fan of the "Flying Pencil" this is for sure great news!
Czech manufacturer Eduard add over 12 new photo etched sets to their range this month, mainly in 1/48 and 1/35 scale, but there's even a 1/72 scale one to whet our appetites!
NEWS in to the MSW Newsfeed. . .
Italeri Models have announced a new addition to their 1/35 scale ship model kit line-up, the "Schnellboote S100"!
Here's an advance announcement from AOSHIMA Models, of two new IJN warships available soon in 1/700 scale plastic.
A new release for Febuary from Trumpeter. The Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk. VI.
The Chinese AM company, LionRoar continues to bring some interesting AM releases for a variety of subjects...
A constant (and frequently correct) criticism of many 1/35th scale figure releases, is the 'static' nature of the poses. Now, the Ukrainian manufacturer, Masterbox Ltd. have announced three new, 1/35th scale, styrene figure sets which aim to provide a little more 'movement' into the available figures...
A constant (and frequently correct) criticism of many 1/35th scale figure releases, is the 'static' nature of the poses. Now, the Ukrainian manufacturer, Masterbox Ltd. have announced three new, 1/35th scale, styrene figure sets which aim to provide a little more 'movement' into the available figures...
Ukranian manufacturer MiniArt Models have announced their new 1:16 scale figure releases.
El Viejo Dragón Miniaturas have announced their latest bust release.
Eduard have sent us the list of what they have up their sleeve for February. There are three kits planned - the exciting new 1/72 SPAD XII in a Dual Combo form and the diminutive 1/144 Me 262B. Continuing the successful WEEKEND series comes the Roland C.II.

The big news in the PE ranges surely has to be the major upgrade that Eduard are applying to the Trumpeter Wellington, with new interior and flaps sets hot on the heels of their earlier bomb-bay.

Along with the new kits and PE sets comes the news that the highly anticipated ROYAL CLASS Fw 190A-8 is on track for a March release, so watch out for announcements on the Eduard website, because this kit will undoubtedly sell out very quickly.
The Scorrish Armour manufacturer Accurate Armour has just announced an iniative which will help to take the strain off the shipping charges...
Pagan Art & Miniatures from Sweden have announced their first full figure product.
This News story is two fold, first, let's welcome new MSW vendor Luftfahrtverlag-Start to our databanks, and announcing a new U-boat publication, "U-Boot im Focus"!
Schiffer Publishing is set to release four new titles of interest to Axis modellers...
NEWS in from Revell of Germany, an advance announcement of their next "Oars and Wind" type sailing vessel, scheduled for a March, '07 release.

Details below!
The return of Yanks Miniatures who specialise in WW2 Allied figures
and diorama accessories was announced HERE (LINK) late last year.
Unfortunately they were some teething problems with their website. The good news, is this has now been sorted out....
Young Miniatures have announced their latest bust release.
The U.S. decal manufacturer, Archer Fine Transfers, have just announced five new decal sheets - with some emphasis on the M2 Half-track:..
Continuing with their incredibly disciplined approach to new releases, Formations Models have just announced three new releases for the M4 Sherman.
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SEIL Models have announced their January releases. Beside the 54 mm figures they have a nice ruin base, a horse, and an auxillary material for modellers.
NEWS in from Battlefleet Models, of the projected line-up of new, resin kit releases for 2007!

Looking through Eduard's plans for 2007 is almost daunting... there are just so many projects! The full list can be found in their January newsletter, but I've picked out some of the highlights that caught my eye.


Obviously, the big news this month must be the release of Eduard's upgraded version of AM's classic 1/48 scale Shturmovik, plus the return of Eduard's own Fw 190 A-8 after the initial production run sold out in record time. But there's masses more exciting stuff among the list of January releases.
News in from Dragon Models Ltd., an improved, re-tooled, and re-worked February aircraft carrier release, the "USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24)", in 1/700 scale plastic.

Read on!!!
Italian manufacturer La Meridiana has recently announced the following releases.
NEWS in from Dragon Models Limited, of their next re-tooled and re-worked "Premium Edition" kit, this time its the
"U.S.S. Philippine Sea CG-58", in 1/700 scale. Details and an early "shop drawing" below!
LionRoar Model Arts Co. sends us NEWS today of their February releases, some very interesting 1/700 scale IJN and German Navy aftermarket upgrade sets!
Bison Decals have just announced their first releases for 2007 with six new sets which cover a multitude of vehicle types, nationalities and historical periods...


After years of being on modellers' wants lists, the LaGG-3 is suddenly getting its turn in the limelight. Last year saw the release of South Front's short-run injected kit, but now we have a stunning new model from resin masters Vector.


Continuing Eduard's highly successful policy of giving a new lease of life to Accurate Miniatures kits, the magnificent 1/48 scale IL-2M Shturmovik has been re-boxed with new features to bring it up to the latest standards.
Somewhat overlooked this morning when I was posting the OTHER Concord new release, this definitely is for the German enthusiast and, in particular, for those who have an interest in the early-war period...
Concord Publications have just announced a book which will be very welcome for modellers of the M4 Sherman in British service...
The Czech manufucter RealModel have announced three, new 1/35th scale releases which indicate a slightly different direction for them...
Those building the Russian T-54 should find these two New releases from Tank Workshop particularly useful:
Dragon Models have announced two new 1/35th scale figure sets. Curiously enough, one is part of their continuing 'Premium Edition' program, the other, a welcome addition to their Generation Two series...
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