Jim's semi-weekly series on new samples that have arrived at KitMaker HQ. This week featuring items from Tamiya, Academy, Zvezda and more.
We got in samples from several companies this week. They include the new releases from Miniart as well as two Hasegawa kits and some books.
As many of our site members have been reporting problems with their Photobucket hosted images in the forums, we have opted to remove the time limit on editing posts for the time being. This should allow folks to edit any photos and update to other photo hosting if they choose so their photos will once again appear in 3rd party forums.
Another big box of armor/afv kits arrived from Squadron MMD for Takom so it's another mail call video in two day time period. Also something new from Trumpeter, Hasegawa and Academy.
We got in a large Dragon box of potential samples. 11 Dragon kits in all with one classic Revell re-release. If you are interested in doing a review, blog or feature article with one of these please check the sample spreadsheet and see if the kit is still available, and then email Darren with your request. Thanks!
It was a slow week for mail, but here are a few items we go in, including the first ever kit release by Ammo of Mig, the 1945 King Tiger. I misspoke and the kit is actually made by Takom. It is updated with like 180 new parts.
The quasi-weekly show where we show you the samples we get for review. This week two arrivals from Tamiya as well as new items from Trumpeter, Plus Model, and more.
Mostly new tank/armor kits in this weeks Mail Call thanks to a big box from Dragon USA showing up at the last minute. Enjoy!
This unfortunately sat in our news queue because apparently I am getting old and forgot to take it live. So a lot of these are already assigned, but not all! We got a Dragon USA large box as well as new items from MiniArt, Rye Field Model, Flyhawk, and, a new company, Resin-IM.
Jim opens boxes and shows us what has come in recently to the KitMaker office. These items are available to contributors for reviews and or feature articles.
Jim gives us a heads up on the new samples that have arrived at KitMaker HQ. They include several new kits from Meng as well as Panda Hobby, IBG, and others.
As there were a lot of Armor/AFV kits in this one it's here on Armorama. If you are interested in being a content contributor check out the links on the homepage regarding submitting features and reviews.
Jim shows us the latest review samples sent to him which include items from Plus Model, Aber (metal barrels), Artitec (1:87 resin kits), Revell, Panzerwrecks, and newcomer Battlegate Games (1:35 resin weapons).
I have been informed that Mike Kirchoff AKA Drumthumper passed away this morning. Mike has been a member on the KitMaker Network since December 2004.
We got something new from Tamiya. Also some additional paints and washes from Vallejo and a new softcover book from the folks at Abrams Squad and Pla Editions.
We got a few new tank kits in this week from Meng and Rye Field Model. That and Jim likes to ramble.
The last Mail Call before the new year. We got a slew of items from Ammo of Mig (including their new books), the new Shilka from newcomer Hong Models, as well as new items from Takom, Trumpeter and IBG Models.
Jim shows us what's just come in from Takom and MiniArt as available samples. Remember to checkout the Available Samples link on the homepage if you are interested in authoring content for the site.
More models showed up from IBG Models and Academy and Jim shares those as well as some other news and info in this semi-weekly series.
In this regular news/video series, Jim shows us what has showed up at KitMaker Central. This was suppose to be posted on Monday (and was on YouTube) but is late getting on the sites.
We have gotten in many new items (mostly AFV/Armor) from the likes of Takom, Tamiya, and Zvezda. As well as some new books from Ampersand Publishing. If you like to watch people open up boxes and such this video may be for you.
Some great news for the Kitmaker Network with the transfer of My Hobby Info into the Kitmaker Network.
The International Plastic Modellers’ Society are hosting their 50th show this year at the International Centre Telford on the 9th and 10th Of November 2013.
We just heard about a serious hacking incident that has occurred earlier this month on all Network54 hosted forums. This includes Missing-Lynx and HyperScale's Tank Talk forum. If you have used these forums and created an account on Network54 you need to check to see if your email and password were compromised.
There will be some fairly big changes coming to Armorama and Historicus Forma in the near future. We also have a couple of new vendor relationships to announce.
It has been about 6 months since our last (forced) move, but since that time our hosting provider has updated their hosting offerings to more modern processors, etc.
Typically each year we syndicate our publication of the SCAHMS California Show report to Armorama via Historicus Forma. This year we are not going to go that route so if you want to check out the best historical miniatures show on the West coast of the United States, you'd better follow the link below.
KitMaker is happy to announce we can now offer our readers a 'daily update' email that includes links to all our recently added content like news, reviews, features, and more.
KitMaker Network is looking for new Editors to help add content. If you have an interest in online publishing, blogging, or just like to write yourself, you may be just the type of person we are looking for.
We have launched a new auction service for our members. This new site is called KitMaker Auctions and is basically an auction site similar to eBay (minus a few thousand eBay employees).
We have reached a commercial milestone in the past week. Namely in we have sold out of all our primary banner ad spaces on Armorama (which includes our network-wide banner ads that show across all sites). We do still have some text ad spots available however.