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  • Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya
The President and Chief Executive of Tamiya Mr.Shunsaku Tamiya announced at the 2008 Shizuoka Hobby Show that he will retire in June.
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It's too early for any details - or even the boxart - but Eduard's big release (literally) for June will be the Royal Class Messerschmitt Bf 110 which, if earlier reports are true, will see the first outing of the Bf 110D.

Meanwhile, the P-39 Airacobra returns as a Weekend Edition and there's a healthy line-up of new etched sets and painting masks.
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As reported earlier this year, Hasegawa is releasing the pre-war IJN Akagi in it's triple deck configuration. Unveiled at this year's Shizuoka Model Show, here are photos of this very nice kit.
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Bells
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Another brief (but interesting) look at two more variants of the Staghound which are 'in-progress' from Bronco Model.
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Join me in taking a look at the upcoming line up from Aoshima Models at the Shizuoka Model Show. Take a look at the new 1/350 1944 Kongo, Takao and Atago. Also in the spot light is the new 1/700 cruisers Sendai and Jintsu.
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Resicast have added some very interesting and useful new Allied accessories to their range
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ICM have just announced their latest release.
A 1/72nd scale Mig-31B Russian Heavy Interceptor Fighter
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American Civil War specialists Drummer Boy Miniatures have recently announced a few new releases, including two 54mm figures by Anders Heintz and a 100mm cavalry horse by Alan Ball.
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Abu Dhabi
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Pegaso Models announced their May releases. A Barbarian series 75 mm figure and a scenery product .

Pegaso Models have also announced a new addition to their Platoon 1:35 Resin range of WW2 figures- an SS Unterscharfuhrer, 1943.
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  • Platoon
Pegaso Models have announced a new addition to their Platoon 1:35 Resin range of WW2 figures- an SS Unterscharfuhrer, 1943.
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Loose Cannon Models is proud to announce their latest 1/700 resin creation, the USS Midway 1945, Kit #67. The USS Midway is a kit of the "as first commisioned" configuration of Midway and FDR. The kit will come with 12 each Helldivers and Corsairs cast in gray resin. Detail parts for the aircraft will be on the photoetch sheet, plus marking on the decal sheet. Retail price is $225.00.
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Fujimi Models gave the model ship world a sneak peek at their latest 1/350 creation, the test shot of the IJN BB/CV Hybrid Ise There is not a lot of information at the time, but I think we all remember the last time Fujimi showed off a test shot. Enjoy the photos.
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Summer Creases
Classicae have now offered a special deal which effectively brings prices back to the 1980's!
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The 47th Shizuoka Show in Japan opened this morning. Three announcement were made by Dragon Models which will surprise many...
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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 April 2008.
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Verlinden Productions have recenly announced their forthcoming releases for June 2008. Included are 2 new 120mm figures and a new German ruin.
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AC Models have announced the release of three new pieces, two busts and a 90mm figure, each one covering a different subject.
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On May 7, 2008, Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter announced that the United States Navy will name the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy Seal killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. The USS Michael Murphy. DDG 112 will be the 62nd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. She is 509.5 feet in length, has a waterline beam of 59 feet, displaces approximately 9,200 tons, has a crew size of 323 (23 officers and 300 enlisted) and she will make speed in excess of 30 knots.
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With thanks to Wojciech Bulhak of Adalbertus, ToRo Model of Poland have recently announced the latest release in their "Berlin 1945" range: a Polish Studebaker Driver.
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Corpsman
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The Regimental S4 have recently announced a rather unique new release which will appeal to those with a maritime interest: a WWII USN Seabee CPO.
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No text but LOTS of images in this report...
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Nemrod have recently released a pair of Scottish Infantry soldiers, an officer and a radio operator.
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MiniArt have just notified us of two (imminent) 1/35th scale releases.
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Model Art Magazine is proud to announce their latest Waterline Special title, Southern Operation from Battle of the Malay to Indian Ocean Raid. Due out later this month, this edition will cover the the ships involved from the sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse during the Battle of Malay to the days when the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Fast Carrier Strike Force laid waste to Allied ships in the Indian Ocean. No retail price has been given.
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Skp have announced the release of a 1:35 Scale Brass Barrel for the British BESA Machine Gun.

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Sick Call
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We are happy to announce the first of a long line of 1/72nd scale Row Houses from HQ72 Resin Products.
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New historical Scenery and fantasy figure kit
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We've just been sent some more images of one of Trumpeter's FUTURE releases in 1/35th scale
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JMD Miniatures have recently announced the release of their much anticipated 54mm Persian Assassin. Included in this press release are a few pieces we have missed over the past few weeks.
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Krisztián Bódi's new miniatures company, The Body, has recently announced the release of a new 1/35 scale US Jeep Driver.
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Osprey Publishing’s second seafaring release for August is General Military title Piracy: the complete history. In this book, author and pirate expert Angus Konstam sails through the brutal history of piracy, from the early pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to Vikings raids the era of privateers. This book will retail for $24.95.
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Continuing with their trip down memory lane, Revell Models announces the re-release of the 1/96 PT 212 Torpedo Boat. Utilizing vintage molds, this US Navy Higgins built 78’ PT Boat features a 1-piece full hull, display stand, full deck armament and 3 crew figures. The completed model is approximately 9" long.
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The first of two upcoming releases, Osprey Publishing announces the latest in their New Vanguard series. American Light and Medium Frigates 1794–1836 tells the story of the ‘Original Six’ frigates which were commissioned by the new US Navy. Built for the staggering cost of nearly $700,000, theses ships were designed to be light and fast and enabled America to project its power across the globe. Included in this list of ships is the USS Constellation, the first ship to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Due out in August, this book will retail for $17.95.
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Commodore
You could be the lucky winner of a mystery figure prize sponsored by Seil Models simply by entering the May 2008 Figure of the Month (FOTM) contest.
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In a follow-up to Pat's earlier story, here's an update with images of the new set.
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Colors
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Spectre Hobbies has put together what we think is an ideal aid in miniature scenery and basing.

Adding an instant theme to a base has never been so easy. Add as much or as little as you want to give yourself countless variations.

This kit contains all you need to create techy urban bases for your miniatures all in one box.
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Spectre Hobbies has put together what we think is an ideal aid in miniature scenery and basing.

Adding an instant theme to a base has never been so easy. Add as much or as little as you want to give yourself countless variations.

This kit contains all you need to create techy urban bases for your miniatures all in one box.
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Premium Edition kits are older models from DML's catalogue which are given a complete update. Here's the latest from DML, in the form of a 1/35th scale Pak 38 with Crew.
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Almost a year since their last releases, April 2008 saw FM Beneito announce the release of a new Vietnam-era US Airborne Cavalry figure as well as a stunning vignette depicting the 1808 War of Independence.
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Tasca have announced the release of a British version of their #35-012 M4A1 Sherman (Late Production) kit, available only through their online shop.
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Building on the recent popularity of 1/350 IJN subjects, Veteran Models announces the upcoming release of five new upgrade kits for 1/350 IJN ships. First is the VTW35032 IJN 6cm, 8cm and 12cm Binocular Set. Next up is the VTW35033 IJN Type 96 25mm Triple AA Guns. Next is the VTW35034 IJN Type 96 25mm Twin AA Guns and then the VTW35035 IJN Type 96 25mm Single AA Gun. Last but not least is the VTW35036 IJN Regular Search Light Set. No release date or price on any of these fine kits has been announced.
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The Star Club Athens has recently announced the details pertaining to their 2008 show: the 9TH Athens Show.
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