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October 16, 2017
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
MikroMirs 1/144 scale MD-87 Fire Bomber seems to coming along nicely
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
MikroMir has released images of the first test sprues for their latest 1/144 project the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Kinetic Models has announced the release their two seat Harrier in 1/48 scale
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: ENGIN KAYRAL
BRAVO-6 announced an upcoming World War II figure.
IN HISTORICUS FORMA FIGURE NEWS   |   EDITOR: MARCIN KARDASZEWSKI
Alpine released new kit:
IN HISTORICUS FORMA FIGURE NEWS   |   EDITOR: MARCIN KARDASZEWSKI
Tin Berlin released new figurine:
IN HISTORICUS FORMA FIGURE NEWS   |   EDITOR: MARCIN KARDASZEWSKI
Elan 13 released new kit:
October 15, 2017
IN ARMORAMA DIORAMAS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
STATUE OF THE GREAT WAR is a 1/87-HO monument from ARTITEC.
IN RAILROAD MODELING FREIGHT   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
ARTITEC not only makes rail and ground and sea vehicles, they also make kits of restraints for shipping said vehicles. This is a resin and photo-etch set of modern CHAINS FOR TWO TANKS.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
New variant of the SdKfz 250, the /4 with a twin AA MG mount.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
W-Model is preparing a 1/72 kit of the huge Soviet SPG 2B1 OKA 420mm.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
After the 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck (Item No. 75020), a new variant of the famous 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck will be released, this time featuring a .30-cal machine gun.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
Revell of Germany announces a new M109G in service with the German Army.
IN ARMORAMA DIORAMAS   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
This month Eureka XXL has released two Model display bases in 1/35 scale for urban enviroments.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
V.1 Decals has produced the Bahamasair White livery for the DeHavilland Dash 8-300 In 1/72 scale
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
26 Decals has produced a couple of decal releases for the L1011 TriStar 500 in 1/144 scale
IN ARMORAMA GENERAL NEWS   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
The following news article is provided by John “Jack” Legere (USAF Ret.) The 1st of 1000 refurbished M1’s are received on time & on budget The U.S. Army just got a new tank. But you wouldn’t know it from the way the ground-combat branch describes the vehicle. On Oct. 4, 2017, the Army’s program office for ground vehicles announced that the service had accepted the first M-1A2SEPV3 “on schedule and on budget.”
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: KEVIN BRANT
Another 1/32 scale Spitfire is on the way, this time the later Mk.IXc with multiple marking options.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: MARIO MATIJASIC
The second part of the news from Alpine covers their large scale figure... a masterpiece from the talented hands of John Rosengrant.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: MARIO MATIJASIC
Taesung Harmms from Alpine Miniatures shares info about his latest figure releases for October 2017.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
Now on pre-order from Canfora Publishing is the third installment of its photo book series, and the focus this time will be on the Panther and its variants in Czechoslovakia.
October 14, 2017
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT: PROPS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
NAKAJIMA B5N ‘KATE’ AND B6N ‘JILL’ UNITS from OSPREY PUBLISHING LTD recounts the war record of those iconic Japanese Navy attack planes.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Bullseye Model Aviation is creating a 1/48 decal sheet covering the F-16 CM Block 40 & 50
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Special Hobby has announced that the Azur and MPM product lines are being discontinued now!
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Modelcollect Hobby has posted images on Facebook of the second test build of their plastic injected 1/72 B-2A Spirit
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: ADIE ROBERTS
Adie Roberts takes a look at Tankograd’s new book on vehicles of the Modern Finnish Army to see just what they have to keep their borders free from invasion.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
Amusing Hobby continues to churn kits on this subject, and we are to expect two new vehicles soon.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
MK35 has announced two new figures depicting the two Afrika Korps infantry carrying flour bags. I like what is offered here as the Afrika Korps does not get the attention of other German conflict zones.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
Large scale hexagonal bolts and array of gun barrels are available in the October release of Aber.
October 13, 2017
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
26 Decals has released a Silk Screen 1/144 decal sheet for the Boeing 737-8AS of Ryanair
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Mars Models has released sprue images of the 1/72 scale La-15 Fantail
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Hobby Boss has released a 1/72 scale P-61A Black Widow.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Special Hobby is to release next month a 1/72scale Northrop Delta 1D/E in RAAF and US colours
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Furball Aero Design is working on a new release in 1/48 scale of the F-5’s of VFC-111, better known as the Sundowners, featuring new Lo-Viz markings.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Eduard has released a series of CAD images for a new line of Fw-190’s
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
AMG has released test build images of their 1/48 scale new tool P-63C King Cobra
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: ROWAN BAYLIS
Special Hobby have sent us more details of their new 1:72 kit which Tim caught in the works just over a month ago.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Eduard is to release a 1/48 scale Petlyakov Pe-2
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: ROWAN BAYLIS
Special Hobby have confirmed details of their 1:32 Fokker D.II, as first reported by Tim last month. Still no sprue-shots, but we have a first look at the decals.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
FC Model Trend presents quite a diverse selection as its new offerings.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: KEVIN BRANT
Hot off the press is a newly tooled 1/48 scale Bristol Blenheim on the way for next year.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
The latest from Panzer Concepts feature accessories that would surely be welcome to US / Allied AFV fans.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: KEVIN BRANT
For those looking for an interesting set of figures to spice up an aircraft display, a new female pin-up crew is now available.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
The Fall 2017 releases from Revell of Germany includes a 1/72 kit of this self-propelled howitzer.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Black Dog has come over all Australian with their most recent announcements. This offering is a selection of F88 infantry weapons in a number of set ups.
IN ARMORAMA DIORAMAS   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Black Dog has released a lot of diorama and vignette bases in their time, the latest of these offerings Two of these offerings are vignette style in 1/35thscale, but the 1/72nd scale offering is an interesting backdrop for a vehicle or small scene. Look inside for further details.
October 12, 2017
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Special Hobby and Tarangus has joined forces to produce a 1/72 scale Saab Viggen.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Black Dog has sent Armorama News of several new items hitting the market from this Resin Manufacturer. For starters Black Dog is offering the Australian Mercedes 6x6 in two differing sets. Take a look inside for more details on what is on the way.
IN RAILROAD MODELING RAILROAD MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Hornby has released two models of the Royal Scot Class 4-6-0 in OO/1:76
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Freightdog Models has announced he is to release a 1/144 resin modification to produce a What If Multi-Role VC-10's
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Eduard is planning to release a 1/72 scale Liberator in Coastal Command service
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Eduard has released CAD images of a new tool 1/48 scale bf-109G-10
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
AOA Decals has announced the release of two decals sheets in 1/32 scale covering the A-6 Intruders of VA-65
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: MARIO MATIJASIC
AntResin is a new modeling company from China, focusing on design and manufacturing of high quality resin kits and accessories. The first releases from the company offer modern Russian gun turrets and US robot system in 1/35 scale.
IN MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS SHIP MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM REYNAGA
Five Star has announced the release of a set of four Shinyo (“Sea Quake”) suicide motorboats in 1/700 scale.
IN ARMORAMA TANKS   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Darren Baker shares with us his build of the Dragon Models 1/35th scale offering of the Stug III Ausf A Michael Wittmann LSSAH Barbarossa 1941
October 11, 2017
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Eduard has released CAD images of a 1/48 scale new tool P-51D
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
NH Detail has released a photo etched detail set for the A Model 1/72 scale Dassault Falcon 10 Mer [72340]
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Begemot Decals has released an extensive selection of stencils in 1/32 scale for the MiG-29
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: ROMAN
We just got the latest news from PanzerArt.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Eduard has posted on Facebook CAD images of their planned release of a new tool 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: KEVIN BRANT
It looks like the end of line has come to resin kits and accessories has come for Attack Squadron and it associated companies.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
HPH Models is creating in association with HGW Models a resin 1/32 scale A-20 Boston
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Eduard has released working CAD images of the 1/72 scale MiG 21MF and MiG 21PF
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: ANDY BRAZIER
DN Models latest mask set is for Tamiya's 1/48th F-16 in a stunning Arctic Splinter Aggressor scheme camo.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: ENGIN KAYRAL
Another nice two figure kit with multi use in jungle, trench and urban scenes.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Randy Harvey takes a look at a release from Osprey Publishing titled 'Sharpshooting Rifles Of The American Civil War – Colt, Sharps, Spencer, and Whitworth'.
IN ARMORAMA TANKS   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
The Tamiya Somua S35 is a great kit from the box, but here Gary Boxall shows us how far you can take this model.
October 10, 2017
IN ARMORAMA OTHER NEWS   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
MiniArt continues to release highly detailed kits with interiors. Up next is its kit depicting this WWII-era Soviet self-propelled howitzer.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Speed Hunter Grapics is to release a 1/32 decal sheet with stencil, warning, and caution signs for the F-4 Phantoms of the post Vietnam era
IN RAILROAD MODELING RAILROAD MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Walthers has been showing samples of the second production run of the HO/1:87 EMD GP35 on their website.
IN ARMORAMA GENERAL NEWS   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
Casemate brings the latest books in Military History, covering a wide variety of subjects.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
Zedval announces their new barrel for the KPVT machine gun at 1/72.
IN ARMORAMA DIORAMAS   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
The new products from Matho Models are two sets of cardboard bozes, one is for Pizza and the other one is for generic boxes.
IN ARMORAMA MOBILE ARTILLERY   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Steve Brodie shares with us a build review of the German 38cm Assault Mortar Sturmtiger from Tamiya in 1/48th scale.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
AMG is to release two new versions of their 1/48 scale Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
IN ARMORAMA TANKS   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Matthew Lenton shares with us another 1/72nd scale build feature. This time around it is the Trumpeter E-100 Ausf-B in 1/72nd scale that gets the Lenton treatment.
IN MODELGEEK SCIENCE FICTION   |   EDITOR: GEORGE REDELL
Upgraded reissue of the 2001 Space Clipper "Orion". New packaging, minor changes. Complete with 60's style stand.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT   |   EDITOR: KEVIN BRANT
Peter Mollenhauer attended Model Exhibition PMC Main-Kinzig and shares some pictures of some nice aircraft on display.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
MiniArt has announced a new set of figures for a Bundeswehr Tank Crew.
IN MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS SHIP MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM REYNAGA
Fujimi models of Japan has announced the December 2017 release of a “Chibi-Maru” version of the proposed Imperial Japanese Navy “Super Yamato” Class Battleship, Kii.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: KEVIN BRANT
Looks like there is another interesting variant of the MiG-29 on the way in 1/32 scale.
IN ARMORAMA DIORAMAS   |   EDITOR: MARIO MATIJASIC
Balaton Modell released their long awaited kit in 1/35 scale featuring an off-road 4x4 produced in Russia: Lada Niva.
IN AEROSCALE AIRCRAFT MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM HATTON
Freedom Model Kits has revealed they may be releasing the ROCAF Ching-Kuo F-CK-1C and F-CK-1D in 1/32 scale
IN HISTORICUS FORMA FIGURE NEWS   |   EDITOR: MARCIN KARDASZEWSKI
Andrea released new kit:
IN HISTORICUS FORMA FIGURE NEWS   |   EDITOR: MARCIN KARDASZEWSKI
Falcon released new figurine:
IN HISTORICUS FORMA FIGURE NEWS   |   EDITOR: MARCIN KARDASZEWSKI
Romeo announced new kits:
October 09, 2017
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: CARLOS MARTIN
SP Designs has a new conversion for building a BTR-80 1V152 command and forward observer vehicle for field artillery units.
IN MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS SHIP MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM REYNAGA
Fujimi models of Japan has announced the December 2017 release of FUJ46003, a “deluxe” version of the proposed Super Yamato Class Battleship Kii in 1/700 scale.
IN MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS SHIP MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM REYNAGA
Aoshima has announced the December 2017 release of a high-speed transport version of the IJN Kitikami in 1/700 scale.
IN MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS SHIP MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM REYNAGA
Hasegawa has announced the November 2017 release of a full hull version of the IJN Tenryu in 1/700 scale.
IN MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS SHIP MODELING   |   EDITOR: TIM REYNAGA
Hasegawa has announced the November 2017 release of a full hull version of the IJN Tatsuta in 1/700 scale.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Darren Baker takes a quick look at the IDF AFV GPS Device for Battle Management System from Legend Productions in 1/35th scale.
IN ARMORAMA TANKS   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Federico Collada shares with us a review of the M67A2 from Dragon Models in 1/35th scale.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Sebastian Schoof shares with us a video review of the Typhoon Russian MRAP from Takom in 1/35th scale.
IN ARMORAMA TANKS   |   EDITOR: DARREN BAKER
Sebastian Schoof shares with us a video review of the Trumpeter T72B1 MBT/ with Kontakt-1 reactive armor in 1/35th scale.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
Available from Custom Factory is a conversion set to build this Soviet armored recovery vehicle.
IN ARMORAMA FIGURES   |   EDITOR: ENGIN KAYRAL
Reedoak announced an upcoming US ground crew figure.
IN ARMORAMA ARMOR/AFV   |   EDITOR: MARIO MATIJASIC
TAKOM just shared box art images of their two upcoming releases, both depicting ROC Army Brave Tiger MBT.
October 08, 2017
IN ARMORAMA OTHER NEWS   |   EDITOR: TAT BAQUI
The latest addition to the Model Miniature catalog feature detail sets for vehicles such as the Bradley, Abrams, and others.