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Catholic Relief Services

American Red Cross

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Voyager Model is a Chinese producer of etched-brass detail sets for Aircraft, Warships and AFVs. The latter are the subject of this news story....
The Korean company, Legends Productions have become one of the most interesting sources of news in the last few months. It is becoming more than obvious that they are addressing some of the real demands of both Israeli and Aliied modellers if their recent releases are anything to go by...
Academy has announced it's 1st quarter (armor/vehicle) releases for 2005. It has to be said from the outset, that it is not exactly going to get the pulses racing...
Formations is a company which has made its reputation on producing a wide range of conversion and update sets for the Sherman and Stuart in 1/35th scale. A few months ago, they began to add Stuart components to their catalogue. With these new releases they continue this process and add some more useful sets...
ACE company has just begun production of their 1/72nd scale Russian Main Battle Tank T-90 (kit #72163).
Decals are for two vehicles + one camo for vehicle without any markings.

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Having just posted a news story about Coelian's interesting 1/72nd scale releases, it seems only sensible to do one on their 1/35th range....
Coelian Models is a Dutch producer of armour conversion/enhancement sets in both 1/35th and the increasingly popular scale of 1/72nd.. This news story deals with some excellent - looking coversion/update sets in 1/72nd scale....
Milicast Models are widely considered to produce some of the best (resin) armor kis, conversions in 1/76th scale. Their products cater more for the Armor modeller than for the Wargamer, with a truly impressive level of detail considering their small scale...
There are two new Dragon releases this week - both armor related and both previously announced however, up until now, no images were available....
Once again, my thanks go to Terry Ashley of P.M.M.S. for pointing me in a most useful direction... These are the forthcoming Armor releases from Trumpeter....
Having unleashed one pleasant surprise in the news section today - it is my pleasure to give yet another. Thanks to a quid pro quo with Terry Ashley over at P.M.M.S. I am able to bring some REALLY special news....
This may come as a welcome surprise for many - the latest (unannounced) release from the Kong Kong/Japan based manufacturer Tristar
Fresh and welcome news from Trumpeter for ship modelers! Yah-Hoo , This is what we have been waiting for! New kits in all scales Just anounced by Stevens International. 2005 is going to be a great year for us Modelers.You have to see this!
Letterman Productions are the publishing 'arm' of the VLS Corporation, along with Trakz, Wingz and Warriors they produce a complimentary range of reference material dealing with both modelling and Armor reference. They are receiving a great deal of (deserved) interest from both the modelling enthusiast and the student of AFVs...
Eduard continues with a huge amount of new enhancement sets and this month, news comes that they are expanding their complete kits into armor and softskins....
Once again a HUGE batch of releases from the most prolific of manufacturers - EDUARD....
German short-run manufacturer Airmodel has announced the release of two new 1/72 scale Luftwaffe models:

Item Number: AM-2059 Heinkel He 118 V-1 is available now. This is a complete resin kit cast using what Airmodel claim is a new technology which offers exceptional detail.

To mark the release, Airmodel are offering the model at a special price of EUR 22.00 for orders placed before Christmas.

Also due for imminent release is something bound to interest Luft '46 fans:

Item Number: AM-2051 Horten Ho VII
A little while ago, German manufacturer Airmodel announced the release of two new 1/35 scale artillery kits. Both models are now ready for release:

Item Number: AM-1008 - a German 10.5 cm Flak 39

Item Number: AM-1055 - a US 155mm M 198 Howitzer

Both kits are multi-media models, featuring resin parts and turned aluminium barrels. Airmodel have produced these kits using a new resin-casting technology which they claim offers excellent quality.

To mark the releases, Airmodel are offering the models at a special price of EUR 51.00 for orders placed before Christmas.
We've finally gotten all the new colours in stock, based on Mike Starmer's extensive research which he generously shared.
Warriors who are part of VLS are announcing a number of new releases for 2005. The theme continues to be the U.S.M.C. in the Pacific in WWII...
Once again a considerable number of new releases from Andrea Miniatures and, if you have always needed one - a vulture in 54mm....
Two new releases coming from Dragon in January 2005. One, recently announced, the other a not unexpected release....
MIG Productions announced a batch of new releases and there are some extremely interesting items among them
HardCorps Models' has, since its inception, been one of these companies worth watching. They have brought out a range of highly practical accesory/conversion sets with a common theme - The War In the Pacific...
Thanks to a recent news report on P.M.M.S. we are able to bring you news of Panzer Shop - a Czech Republic-based producer of Resin conversion sets, Figures and Complete Kits - all in 1/35th scale.....
Once again a useful new release from Concord Publications This one is guaranteed good sales....
A week or so ago, a number of new releases were annonced by Accurate Armour, with this news story, their releases should be brought up to date....
Peter Allen (Flizter) has sent us details of Revell's latest and forthcoming large-scale releases.(Information from Hannants UK).

Big kit types take note! New large scale aircraft in time for Christmas! - put out a big sock for Santa.

Out now at most major suppliers.
January will see the release of two, useful, new armor accessory sets from Verlinden.
U-Models, from France, is a new brand of resin Figurines and other 1/35 Midget Submarines and K-Verband related gear.
These well researched and beautifully sculpted figurines will enhance your displays.
Once again a mixed bag of figure releases from this well-known resin producer. Verlinden's releases this month are marked by a lack of any 120mm figure subjects although both 54mm and 1/35th are well represented....
Due to the sheer volume of releases from Verlinden Productions their new releases will now be seperated into their respective categories - Armor, Figures, Aviation and Dioramas. The latter is the subject of this news story...
Maple Leaf Models, the Canadian manufacturer of 1/35 resin conversion sets has released a number of interesting sets of great interest to both Modern and WWII Armor modellers...
Firestorm Models continues to release interesting sets for Armor, Dioramas and Figures. The latter theme is the subject of this news story...
The Australian Resin priducer Firestorm Models, continues apace with new releases. In this report, the focus turns to their new Armor releases....
The Australian company Firestorm Modelscontinues to produce some attractive (and Useful) material for the figure, diorama and armor modeller. These are the new releases for the Diorama modeller.
Voyager Models are a well-known producer of PE (Photo Etch) sets for (principally) 1/35th scale Armor kits.With this new release they are entering into the highly-competive market of Aircraft kits....
Previously the majority of releases from Voyager Model were for 1/35th scale armor kits. Their previous ship releases were a series of railings for ships of various nationalities. Now they have gone a stage further and produced a brass PE set for a particular vessel....
Now (amongst other enhancements) you can give your Revell 1/72 U-boat a bit more anti-aircraft punch!
Someone at Classic Airframes must have read my wish list! Their new line up of 1/48 aircraft reads like an answer to the prayers of fans of British and Italian aircraft.
In one of those oversights, I failed (up to now) to give an update on the interesting new releases from Tiger Model Designs...
The Spanish figure manufacturer El Viejo Dragón has just announced its latest releases in 54mm...
I was torn as to whether to put this in Armour or Aircraft - due to the subject you should know why....
Once again, Concord Publications is bringing us the first in what should be a highly useful series of books with the modern armor modeller in mind.....
Now this comes into the category of a Real Surprise - Tristar's website is showing images of some fascinating new releases....
After a little delay, Alpine Miniatures has announced its latest batch of releases in 1/35th scale....
Soldati are a well known, Italian, figure manufacturer. What I had previously never seen before, was their 1/35th Scale Resin figures. An ommission which has now (happily) been resolved....
Just posted (from the I.P.M.S. Nationals at Telford, England via posts on Missing Links and Track-link, Accurate Armour have announced the release of the following COMPLETE kits and accesory sets....
Before starting, can I make it clear that there is no firm date for these releases - when they are released,or when more information becomes available I will update....
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