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Spanish manufacturer El Viejo Dragón Miniatures recently released another two interesting figures to add to their very diverse range of military miniatures. This time, two Roman Empire subjects - a Roman and a Celtic barbarian...
This month sees a smaller than usual list of new releases from Andrea Miniatures. Once again the 'Historical' figures are taking a slight back-seat to some releases which many might find unusual...
During my cyber-travels I came across a new Korean miniatures company, Infinity Shape. Infinity Shape's historical and military miniatures range currently comprises of 1/48 (37mm) and 54mm white metal figures. They are launching their 1/35 range in January 2006 (the figures can be seen below), and from their website it appears they will be launching a range of 90mm figures within the foreseeable future as well.
It has been almost 6 months since Russian manufacturer Tank announced any new releases. This month they spoil Allied, Axis and Modern modellers alike with no less than seven new figure sets.
News just in from Mr. Alex Surzhenko, Director of Master Box Limited, of two new 1/35 scale kit releases to hit the kit market, one very soon, one in about a month's time (if all goes well with the process, he says.)
As the modelling year comes to an end, and as I rarely get a chance to 'editorialize' (at least to any great extent), this seems like quite a good opportunity to be even more opinionated than I usually am (ahem...)

In this, I'm going to be taking a (highly) personal view of what (to me at least) have been the highs (and lows) of this year's new releases....
NIMIX Miniatures introduces to you its New BMR 600 PP ( Spanish armoured vehicle). Its a new kit, improved and with the hightest quality.
Also, NIMIX wish to announce its next release for the beginning of 2006, the VAMTAC-REBECO...
Spanish figure manufacturer Elite Miniatures has recently announced their two latest releases, and in typical Elite fashion, they manage to blindingly dazzle with these two fantastic figures!
The most common drawback with some of the (otherwise) excellent plastic figure sets on the market, is there is a tendency towards 'sameness' . Therefore, it is desireable, to find some alternative. There are a number of companies who have made themselves 'indispensable' in this area, now, the South Korean company, Legend Productions has entered this useful sector of the market....
The Shanghai-based AM company, LionRoar has three new update sets available now, two in 1/35th scale and one in 1/48th scale...
In what seems to be a continuing process from DML, yet another Flak artillery piece has been announced. The subject this time is the 2cm Flak 38, which is going to be given the Full treatment. (PE, different variants etc)....
Sadly, for many modellers, 1/72nd scale still seems to require a lot of convincing. Here with the latest (and future) releases of 1/72nd scale armor from Dragon Models are a number of VERY convincing arguments....
A month or two we brought the news that Resicast were doing a range of British Six-Pounder AT guns in 1/35th scale, now we are able to bring you a useful update on these and the other new releases...
Legend Productions seem to be going through an interesting phase of developing stowage for a range of different vehicles. A few weeks ago it was stowage for the Humvee and M4a2, now the AAVP7A1 and the Bradley receive the attention....
The Italian figure company, Pegaso Models has only in the last hour or so updated it's website with its new releases for December - Enjoy!!!
A month or so, the news came out, that Miguel 'Mig' Jimenez was going to be releasing a book covering his many ground-breaking techniques for Armor building and finishing. Now the book has arrived...
Just posted on their website, AFV Club and Hobby Fan have announced a series of new releases which should prove to be very useful indeed as 'add-ons' for 1/35th scale armor...
It can be safely said, that the market isn't exactly overflowing with Brazilian armor manufacturers, so it was a nice surprise, to many, when, a few months ago, we started covering the releases of Panzer Resin Models. Now, this small company has announced two new (full) kits in 1/35th scale...
Once again a substantial list of new releases from Eduard in 1/35th, 1/48th and 1/72nd scales....
Last month, we brought you the news that Eduard had entered the,full-kit market with a complete kit (in plastic) of a Hetzer in 1/35th scale. Now they have brought out a second, this time covering the LATE-version....
The polish company, Armorscale has, in a relatively short period of time, established itself as one of the premier manufacturers of 1/35th scale gun barrels and mantlets in 1/35th scale. Now, with the first of their 1/48th scale releases, they are entering a new field...
The Korean company, Seil Models, continues with its interesting and imaginative releases. The new figures announced for december are no exception to the standard they are establishing....
In the world of Aviation modelling, the French company, Signifer, need little introduction. However, amongst armor modellers, the company is relatively unknown. With the release of these new (resin) wheel sets in 1/35th scale, all this may change...
Think-One-Eighty Studios is releasing yet another 1/35th resin figure of a US Marine serving in Iraq, adding to their line of modern U.S. troops.....
It is truly amazing the speed of these new releases. Only a few days ago, I was covering the news of the third of the amazing Generation II Figure Sets from Dragon Models, now the fourth has been announced...
The Spanish figure company, Andrea Miniatures are a company which are known for their innovative approach. The 'normal' release schedule consists of the overwhelming majority of the new references being the standard, historical figure with perhaps one of their excellent 'Movie' figures thrown in for good measure. This month however, they have introduced a number of changes in their ranges, which some may find 'unusual'...
One of the constantly surprising manufacturers is, without a shadow of a doubt, is Alpine Miniatures. Once again, their new releases show an imagination which very few other companies are capable of...
Few modellers can be unaware of the name of Douglas Lee - a regular winner of gold medals in the most prestigious of modelling competions. Amongst his recent 'accolades' was a Gold in the diorama section at this year's Euro-Militaire. In this particualr piece 'Bloody Colonials', Douglas had done his own figures for the diorama, which are now being sold....
Very little to add from the previous story on this interesting new release - the real story is in the images...
The Shanghai-based AM company, Voyager Model have just announced their latest releases in 1/35th and 1/48th scale..
Voyager Models just realeased 3 stunning photoetch sets for the 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. D by Tristar. All three sets are currently availiable for PREORDER at www.aaamodel.net.
The Polish manufacturer Armorscale continues without pause in their new release schedule. This time, no less than SEVEN new releases have been announced with a further six in the 'pending' section...
This is by way of a confirmation of a story we ran in september. Trumpeter has just confirmed, what will probably be the last of it's 1/35th scale KVs in this 'cycle'
Sometimes, those of us who have been around modelling for years tend to forget that there are many techniques which raise a blank look when they are mentioned - particularly for those new o the hobby. One such word is Filters. Many times on the forums, the question is asked, What are filters?....
In the penultimate of the News Stories covering Mig Productions', two new releases which complement one of the other of today's stories...
In this, the third of today's new stories on Mig Productions new releases, the attention turns to Armor - wth inevitably, some surprises....
The latest diorama releases from Mig Productions includes some very nice and different pieces....
Pegaso Model announced the following amazing new releases for November 2005...
Another 251 is going to be added to Dragon's already extensive list of variants of this vehicle...
www.aaamodel.net carries the entire Voyager Model and Lionroar Photoetch Lines for AFV Modelers. Their site is rather new but it also Includes a constantly updated section of OOP Dragon Models and OOP Matchbox Kits. Check it out at www.aaamodel.net.
Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting of the decal companies to start work in the last year or two has been Echelon Fine Details their work has been varied and original and certainly never predictable. These two new sheets continue the 'tradition'..
Cyber-Hobby have just announced two significant items of interest to Armor modellers - the 2nd in their Limited Run armor models and a new website....
Concord Publications have just announced a long-awaited book which will be very welcome for U.S ./ Allied Armor modellers...
A few months ago, the (plastic) figures market was thrown into a spin with the release of a totally new concept in 1/35th scale - Dragon Models' 'Generation Two' figure sets. Now, comes news of the third....
Just announced by DML through DragonUSA's website, are two new armor releases, one in 1/72nd scale, the other in 1/35th. The latter is certainly going to bring a smile to the Allied Armor modellers who have wanted this paticular variant for some time...
ScaleMilitary.com has come out with a new line of products. They have taken a modular approach.
The Korean manufacturer, Legend Productions has just announced their latest 1/35th scale armor releases....
LionMarc Model Designs have announced three new products - two track sets (in 48th & 35th scale) and a highly useful set for Sherman builders in 1/35th scale...
A new Company has been started which is carrying Armorscale , Hauler, LionMarc and Skybow in the US...
It seems as if there are some VERY positive signs of life from the company that promised so much but has (up until now) delivered very little - Bronco Models
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