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A number of months ago, I ran a story on a new initiative by the well-known figurist and Diorama builder, Douglas Lee - Doug's Original's. Now, it seems as if his range has expanded considerably with more figures.
Revell is taking a page from Dragon - three in one. Here is an awsome looking trio of Ferrari's.
HFM member Tomas Castano has sent me some pictures of a masterpiece he has been working on for Seil Models for the last 10 months!
News and images in to the MSW Newsfeed!
The "elusive" Bronco Models 1/350 scale Seawolf sub is released!
The Korean manufacturer, Legend Productions, has just announced three new releases - with some particularly good news for Allied Modelers...
The Chinese AM Manufacturer, Voyager Model, have recently announced a series of new releases. The majority are in 1/35th scale, however, there are some for 1/48th scale....
Rest Models are almost ready to release their new 1/48 scale Quad M-4 anti-aircraft gun. The kit is in final stages of preparation prior to release, with a finished model being assembled and and painted for box-top images.
Here's NEWS of three up and coming additions in the 1/700 scale plastic range, a joint venture between Pit Road and Trumpeter Models!
One of these hugely irritating items on AFVs, are adding wing/vision mirrors. They never look quite convincing... Now help is at hand with a considerable range of new mirrors in 1/35th scale from Echelon Fine Details....
The established 54mm Warlord Saga series from Andrea get smaller battling brothers!
Just seen on ModelGeek, Taesung Harmms reports that Alpine Miniatures has a new address and fax number effective Sept. 1, 2006:
The excitement over the autumn line-up from Eduard is overshadowed by personal tragedy within the company.
The largest Civil War re-enactment West of the Mississippi is held in Fresno, California each year in October. This year the all-day event will also feature an exact to scale replica of the CSS Hunley, the world's first successful combat submarine used by the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The exhibit will include all the stories of it's creation, it's famous voyage and the mystery of it's disappearance.
Here's NEWS, Company images, and product images of a new vendor added to Model Shipwrights databanks, MODELIK!
Pit Road Models sends us advance news of two interesting October releases!
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Spanish miniature manufacturer Andrea Miniatures has recently announced their September 2006 new releases. This month, in addition to the latest figures in their Warlord Saga and Astérix series, Andrea have announced the release of an amazing 90mm mounted figure!
The Czech manufacturer, Real Model has just sent us images of their latest 1/35th scale releases.
Good news for those of you building NMF Models. For years one of my favorite products has been SnJ, particularly their Polishing Powder.
A show for our British modelers. Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society is bringing this show together.
It has been a while since we had the pleasure of reporting any news from Italian manufacturer Aitna Model. I have just come across these figures which were released back in July 2006.
There is a 'mini-revival' going on at the moment in fascinating area of Early-war French armor. Much of it has inevitably been sparked by Tamiya's Char B1 Bis in 1/35th scale although other manufacturers such as Bronco and Trumpeter have also produced subjects. The continuing problem remains with reference material - Editions Du Barbotin with their excellent Trackstory series, seem to be doing their best to fill the void...
News in to the MSW Newsfeed, from across the pond, of some hot photo-etch pre-orders from White Ensign Models!
In an effort to strengthen thier position in the model railroad industry Hornby purchases Heico Modell.
Here's an announcement of two new versatile additions to Hasegawa Models fine line of aftermarket ship accessories.
The increasingly well-known (and well-received) manufacturer, MiniArt, has just sent us details of their september release schedule...
Back in december, the first indications surfaced that Dragon Models would be doing a series of vehicles based on the Sd Kfz. 234 chassis, now comes news of the third of these releases - the 234/2 'Puma in 1/35th scale.
Here's some advanced News, Details, and Images of three exciting new titles, just for the salty side, from Osprey Publishing!
In one of these excellent moments which make the life of a News Editor just a liitle easier, Dragon Models have just been kind enough to send us the first images of the NEXT figure set in 1/35th scale...
Seil Models have just announced their September 2006 releases. While HFM Readers will recall seeing the preview of these releases mid-August, we now have the pleasure of presenting the official box-art images for these releases.
News in to the MSW Newsfeed;

Another new Vendor hhas been added to the data-banks of Model Shipwrights, Polish manufacturer, JSC Models!
This is one of those stories which got 'missed' during my absence from the site in July (and half of August). Formation Models have began producing a series of update sets for Academy's M3 Lee in 1/35th scale....
A few days ago, I ran a story on Dragon Models' release schedule for October 2006. Amongst these new releases, I mentioned (briefly) the Nashorn. Now we're able to present in some depth, details and images of a long-awaited kit....
The Czech AM manunufacturer Eduard, have just announced their latest releases for september. Once again, the majority are for 1/35th scale although there are a good number of interesting looking updates in 1/48th and 1/72nd scale as well...
There was a degree of consternation, when the epitome of plastic modelling Airfix, was announced to be in serious financial difficulties. Now, it seems some hope is on the horizon....
The Bell Airacobra is certainly in the news again this summer! Hasegawa has released its new P-400, while Eduard have answered many wishes with their Dual-Combo Airacobra Mk.1 - and now Accurate Miniatures are set to join in with a truly spectacular P-39Q with post-War racers among the decal options.
Just in to the MSW Newsfeed:

White Ensign Models first images and early details on their next photo-etch addition!
Following on from their excellent Grunau Baby II, Polish resin kit producer Ardpol has announced two very interesting new additions to its range.
Airfix, the venerable model staple is having financial trouble. The parent company Humbrol announes that it is going into "administration".
With the plethora of new 1/35th (and 1/72nd) vehicle kits coming out for modern USMC vehicles, much of the information is rather dispersed... Therefore, it's good to see more photo-documentation on the ròle of the USMC and in particular their vehicles in Operation Iraqi Freedom...
The Hong-Kong based manufacturer, LionMarc Model Designs is, not perhaps, one of those After-Market manufacturers who get all the attention they deserve.. The company has a good and very interesting range of barrels, tracksets and update sets. Here are some of their latest releases....
News just in to the MSW News desk!

A new offering from Italeri Models, the "USS America", in 1/720 Scale plastic injection mold!
Ares Mythologic have recently announced their latest addition to their range of ancient world and mythical figures, an awesome 54mm miniature of the Greek god of sea.
Four models made it in the September new release page from MPM. But there is more to come in the future...
German figure manufacturer Sparta-Modellbau has recently announced their latest release, a stunning 54mm mounted ACW figure!
Tamiya did an extraordinarily brave thing by giving us the Char B1 Bis in 1/35th scale. However, they didn't give us the 'complete' package which, fortunately, for the AM people has left a lot of room for manoeuvre...
The Korean manufacturer Legend Productions is listing four new releases, all in 1/35th scale, with some emphasis on the the company's 'core' interest - IDF vehicles in 1/35th scale...
Stefano Sartorello has launched his new company Sartorello Models with the new "Tambür" series and a 54mm figure in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the seige of Turin.
Bison Decals have announced three new decal sheets of particular interest to those who model USMC vehicles...
Dragon Models Limited have just announced their release plans for October 2006. Once again releases in both 1/35th and 1/72nd scale are being listed. Also worth noting, is a re-release which the Allied Armor modellers will find both useful and welcome...
For those of you interested in the slightly off "main stream". Valom has some new releases of interest.
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