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The last releases from PlusModel concentrated on Diorama items in 1/35th scale - these latest announcements are a mixture of both Diorama and AFV-Related.
You could be the lucky winner of a mystery figure prize sponsored by Seil Models simply by entering the April 2008 Figure of the Month (FOTM) contest.
The Figure of the Month (FOTM) contest is a monthly online figure modelling contest in which modellers can submit what they have finished that month for judging. That judging is done by other users of the Kitmaker Network who can vote for their favourite figure that month.
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Staying in step with other kit manufactures, Pit Road Models announces the upcoming Photo Etch set for French Battle Ship Richelieu Class and 1/700 Photo Etch set for WWII HMS Hood. A release date has yet to be announced. These kits will retail for $12.84.
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Bar Pilot
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Eduard maintain their remarkable record of releasing something new every month - and May sees really exciting news for WW1 modellers with the first appearance of their new 1/48 scale Fokker Dr.1 as part of a double-pack von Richthofen brothers special.
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Accurate Armour have just announced their latest (1/35th scale) conversion set.
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This is the THIRD report on Trumpeter's Sd.Kfz 7 in 1/35th scale. This time, we've been sent images of the built (TEST) kit.
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Continuing to build on its fine range of 1/700 Photoetch accessories Lion Roar announced the release four sets of name plates a short while back, one each for the USN, German Navy, Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Lion Roar set LE700070 is for the IJN, and the subject of this MSW News Update.

This kit is now available for purchase.
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Editors Note - Originally posted on MSW by Mark Smith...

NEWS in from PFA Productions, of some fantastic looking 1/35 scale laser cut wooden accessories to add extra life and realism to your next 1/35 scale diorama!
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Airfix Models dives back in to the model ship scene with their announcement of two new upcoming releases. Hot on the heals of Mirage Models new destroyer releases, Aifix is releasing the 1/400 HMS Montgomery and 1/400 HMS St Albans. A release date has yet to be announced. These kits will retail for $11.86.
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Bison Decals have just announced a bumper crop of new Decal sheets.
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It is with great pleasure that we present the winners of Historicus Forma's Seil Models Figure of the Month contest for the month of March 2008.
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NEWS in from PFA Productions, of some fantastic looking 1/35 scale laser cut wooden accessories to add extra life and realism to your next 1/35 scale dockside/ship diorama!
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Fireball Modelworks has been very busy lately. Joseph Osborne has started producing resin update sets for Hueys, in addition to his excellent decal sets.
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Roman Rux has kindly announced us about a new bust release from Ademola 22.
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Boats
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SKP Model continue with a series of useful releases for a variety of 1/35th scale vehicles.
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NIKO Models sends us NEWS and images of their next 1/700 scale full resin offering, the USS Iowa, 1898
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Legend Productions have announced four new releases - 3 in 1/35th and a fourth in 1/48th scale.
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NEWS in from aftermarket upgrade producer BMK of their new brass barrel set, staged for an early spring release and availability.
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Greg Anderson from Ozmods sends us details of a special promotion. Selected 1:144 scale jets are being offered in pairs, including a “Dogfight Double” featuring their F-86 Sabre and MIG-15bis. Theres also an extensive range of resin AM products available and a stunning looking 1:48 mixed media DHC-4 (C-7) Caribou.
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Sink Ex
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MK35 Editions have announced the release of a new civilian figure in 1/35 scale.
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famous Quotes
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With AFV Club having announced the mouth-watering prospect of a new kit in 1/35th along with some excellent upgrade/conversion sets available, here's some news of what could be a invaluable series of reference books on the Churchill,
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With the steady trickle of new SPGs which are coming out from the major manufacturers, new reference on the subject is always welcome.
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Midshipmen
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Hello Friends,

Here are the new Releases for April 08.

Take care,
Markus & Ulrich
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Cat O’ Nine Tails
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Grey Army are a new British miniatures company who's goal is to help your grey army (hence the name) grow while hopefully undercutting other manufacturers.
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FUJIMI Models sends us News and first images of what seems to be a definite pattern from the major manufacturers of late, the introduction of their offering of 1/350 scale Naval Figures in plastic injection mold!
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Classicae have recently announced their latest releases, including the much awaited 1/18 scale version of Roy Hunt's award winning "Storm Child"!
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Verlinden Productions have recenly announced their forthcoming releases for May 2008. Included are 2 instant vignettes and some very nice looking ruins.
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Room to swing a cat
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NEWS and first images in from Russian based model manufacturer FLAGMAN Models of their next release in 1/350 scale plastic injection mold, "Soviet Nuclear Submarine "K-3" November class"!
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Formations is to release a conversions set to turn any M4A3 Sherman into Oddball's tank.
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AFFF

A Triple F
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Reprinted from a News Item on Aeroscale by GINO P. QUINTILIANI (HeavyArty):

It looks as though Dragon has given the same "upgraded" treatment to Panda's 1/35 UH-1N as they did to their 1/35 UH-1D/H model.
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It looks as though Dragon has given the same "upgraded" treatment to Panda's 1/35 UH-1N as they did to their 1/35 UH-1D/H model.
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Andrea Miniatures have updated their website with their new items. An admired bust is now available.
Historicus Forma has the great pleasure in announcing a new collaboration with the Italian giant of miniatures, Pegaso Model. This takes place in the form of a 3 month long miniature painting contest: “Pegaso Painting Competition 2008”.
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Monroe Perdu Designs have released a piano in 1/32-1/35 scale.
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Recruit

(Pronounced Re-crew-it)
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News and images in from Tamiya Models,, of some very interesting looking figures in 1/350 scale injection mold plastic, to further enhance and add realism to your builds!
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Eduard's release list for this monthh (certainly in AFVs) seems smaller than usual. However, what there is is certainly interesting.
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With the release of AFV Club's M5a1 (Early) in 1/35th scale, there are several variants which can now be explored. Here are the latest M5a1 Update/Conversion sets from Tiger Model Designs.
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The Skjold class of missile fast patrol boats is characterised by its speed, reduced signatures, small size with heavy weapon load and its littoral combat capability.

The Skjold ('Shield') has an air-cushioned catamaran hull (surface effect) which, with waterjet propulsion, provides high speed and manoeuvrability.

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Olimp Models have announced a new 2-sheet set of 1/48 scale MiG-29 Fulcrum decals as part of their Authenic Decals range.
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