Mole Military Miniatures have kindly provided samples of their specialist custom-printed decals, which are available exclusively from Dorking Models (see below).
With the arrival of this month's Osprey newsletter announcing the new titles to be published in June, it struck me that this new title was perhaps worthy of a little more than simply appearing amongst a list of other titles.
TimeCast Historic Buildings in Miniatures has come out with a new bridge. They have created a 6mm version of the bridge at Arnham.
Long in production and now complete, the massive 1/72 scale full dry dock from Diorama Solutions is ready for shipping. This kit is designed to house the new Revell 1/72 U-boat (not included in kit).
We are now stocking ATAK's range of resin Zimmerit Sets.
This is a Canadian based bookseller/publisher whose speciality is Commonwealth Armor/Artillery subjects....
A new Spanish company with an extremely different range of new products for both dioramas and vehicle kits.
Alan Hobbies announced at the recent Shizuoka Hobby show in Japan, their latest release: A 1/35th scale 'Bison' SPG
Mirage Hobby have supplied details of their eagerly awaited 1/72 scale M3 Lee and Grant tanks. The kits will feature fine surface details and the tracks are to be moulded in what Mirage are hailing as a new formula plastic. Added to this, each kit will feature an etched-metal fret.
Today I received an unexpected surprise in the form of ADVANCE images of CMK's new interior kits for the Tamiya Sherman.
GOFFY MODEL have their first four (2-figure sets) available. Nice unusual subjects to complement the growing range of modern Bundeswehr vehicles in 1/35th Scale.
Continuing with an overview of the products of GOFFY MODEL, this news item will concentrate itself with the highly useful products that this companty has available for the increasingly popular 1/72nd scale.
This is the second (of two) 1/35th scale Conversion sets available from the Czech company, GOFFY MODEL. The conversion set is designed for Academy's M60.
GOFFY MODEL, are a company based in the Czech Republic. Completely unknown to me, I stumbled across their webpage while looking for something else. This was surely one of those happy accidents.
ACE company just begun production of a BTR-60P (open top) kit.
Interior parts included.
Decals for 4 versions (3 Soviet + East German).
More details can be found here:ACE MODELS
A new company to me, these are the first four releases from Toro Models.....
MIG continue adding to their catalogue with these new items, which as we have come to expect are always that little bit different...
A series of interesting recent arrivals from Accurate Armour should have many modellers interested.
Today, totally unsolicited, I received a copy of the new Dragon Catalog. Many of the products have been already announced, others may come as as pleasant surprise...
New Releases from Quartermasters Depot! Decals and Gear!
What do you mean you've never wanted to build a movie star's tank? With this decal sheet you can!
Monroe Perdu Studios, a company that is know for its creative products, decided to release a new architectural kit.
A completely unknown (at least to me) figure company which has chosen to concentrate (at least at the moment) on AFV crews.
ACE Models announced today production of a 1/72 scale LAV-M mortar carrier. It is kit number 72407. Decals are included for three different United States Marine Corps vehicles.
Though not new, this set of very interesting decals should be of interest to Commonwealth armor modellers.
This is the second set of decals from Echelon, after their first this should find a bigger market, dealing as it does with a vehicle which is becoming more and more popular with mdellers.
The Nazi propaganda machine shot a lot of footage during World War II. With that in mind Diorama Solutions, a new manufacturer based in Australia, has produced a German WW2 Movie and Still Camera set (kit DS3506). The kit includes a 16mm camera, a rolloflex 3.5f camera, tripod, and 2 film canisters. The retail price for this kit is 12.95 (Australian).
Diorama Solutions is fully up and running now....
Below is a list of new products we are launching. and dates expected for each item
I would like to see if I can help clear up some tire details about the Italeri modern 5 ton trucks that are on the market. The kits need a lot of work to make them accurate. That’s why there are so many after market detail set available. The military unit I am in has about 2 dozen of these trucks. We received them directly from the factory (AM General) and therefore they were not modified before we got them. I have see many pictures of these truck in the field and it looks like deployed units use whatever they have on hand when replacement are needed. This tends to make vehicles misidentified when these pictures are used for reference purposes.
Echelon are a new company in the 1/35th scale decals business. Their first sheet deals with Leopard 2A4's in service with the Spanish Armored Division, 'Brunete'. Six vehicles are featured on the sheeets.
Hobby Fan has just released two new sets of resin figures. A British tank crew for the M3A3 Stuart and a French tank crew for the M3A3 Stuart. Two figure each.
Formations Models, should be the first stop for anyone enhancing their Shermans. This is a company who works exclusively in producing AM parts for the Sherman. Their new releases continue this trend...
Dragon in 2004 seems to be making a strong bid for the re-awakening 1/72nd market.
As this list has been circulating on other sources although not compiled for Armorama, I'm drawing this together according to nationality in 1/35th. For the Allied modellers it looks as if we are finally going to get a decent bite of the cake.....
Little is unfortunately available as reference for French armor subjects. This new series of Monographs from Editions Du Barbotin may help to redress the balance.
In this new book, US MARINE CORPS PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS, the author, Gordon Rottman, has the difficult task of summarizing three years of U.S.M.C. operations and re-structure in a mere 96 pages....
A month or so, I published the mouth-watering goodies that we can expect to see from AFV Club in the first quarter of 2004. Here are some more with a MAJOR surprise.....
This is the New 'BrassAssit' Roller Set Mk MC exclusivly from The Small Shop EU. It rolls curves, tubes and even bends GRAB HANDLES and TIE DOWNS perfectly EVERY TIME. Scratch building or Pre Etched Brass...The Small Shop EU just keeps making it easier every time
Our NEW web site:www.smallshopeu.com
The newest releases for 2004 from SP Designs, a major manufacturer of modern russian and E. Block kits and conversions.
New resin kit released by Crielmodel depicting the Fiat 508. This car was assigned to Regiment's (or equivalent units) commanders and in production from 1931 to 1937.
CB0004 1/35 Middle Eastern Shrine - Iraq
This kit is made from a combo of Hydrostone and Resin
This is the second product launched from our new range, and is taken from an actual shrine seen all over Iraq in most of the major cities.
Here is a full list of firestorms 2004 releases which were found on Track-Link, looks like were in for some nice goodies!
Now for the big news around here: we have purchased Tank Workshop! This is NOT a hostile take over of this well known company. I have used many TWS products in the past, and have always thought it was a sound line at a fair price. Certain situations that do not need to be discussed here presented us with an opportunity to acquire this well known resin line. Larry Provo is selling to us on good terms, and will remain in business as a consultant to TMD, and master pattern maker for the TWS line. Larry will be working closely with us to keep the TWS line alive, and we hope to breath new life into his fine kits.
I think of all the companies which have emerged in the last few years, few have captured the modeller's imagination as much as AFV Club.
Always innovative with subject matters that many of the 'big-boys' would never consider, the release list for early 2004 is impressive (as always)
Kancali is pleased to announce the new release for their urban warfare
series of latex molded street sections -- "Town Corner".
Just before the end of the year, Monroe Perdu offers a versatile set of three cobblestone bases for figures and small vehicles. Included are four full color photos of actual cobblestone streets from different countries, to illustrate the variety of ways to finish the pieces.
After a conversation with GeneralFailure, he told me that Pro Art Models is releasing a set of Tanks & Fuel Pump Unit in 1/35 scale - Just like the one he scrachbuilt in 1/15 scale for his M35 Cargo Truck.
Ukrainian company "ACE" just begun production (Kit #72155) of a 1:72 scale Soviet T-62M MBT.
Kit contains new T-62 parts plus new turret, DShKM heavy MG and new RMSh tracks. Decals for three Iraqi vehicles, Chechen war Russian tank and Northern Alliance one. More details can be found here: ACE Models
Eduard Model Accessories has released a quick preview of some of their upcoming releases for December. Featured in this preview are examples of new PE for the 1/35 Morser Karl and 1/35 M-1025 Humvee.
Today, I had a look a new (at least for me) figure manufacturer. I'm damn glad that I did...