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We received an email today from the fine Bobs over at TwoBobs announcing the impending release of eight new decal sheets. They have received the 1/48 scale sheets from their publisher and they may be available for purchase as early as this weekend.
Following in the footsteps of their previous releases of 1/32 scale fighters, Tamiya has updated their original F-15E Strike Eagle kit which is now called the 'Bunker Buster'.
Following on the heels of their very successful F-16B lithograph, TwoBobs has followed it up with one of my personal favorites-the F/A-18C "All American Bug" of the VFA-146 Blue Diamonds. They are now taking pre-orders for this awesome looking litho.
Hello Folks, after giving us new prices for shipment of orders, TwoBobs will be releasing some new decals for modern aircraft in 1:48 scale.
The folks at Platzdarm.com have sent over a list of some of the newer and upcoming releases for AIRES. Some items include a cockpit set and engine detal set (sold separately) for the Tamiya Me 262A kit. Read on for the whole list.
Today I received another email from Twobobs Aviation Graphics announcing a new incentive starting on Monday, January 13.
Rest Models has two new pre-WWII figher aircraft kits which are exclusively available at HobbyTerra.com. Both are 1/48 scale and pre-WWII era Soviet planes designed by Polikarpov. One, the I-15 also played a role in the Spanish Civil War.
RODEN officially announces the release of the following new products in January 2003. Roden specializes in 1/72 and 1/48 scale WWI aircraft, but also manufacturers other aircraft and a 1/72 Soviet IS-3 tank.
Academy has announced the new release of two models on their website. They are the P-47N Special "Expected Goose" and F-51D Mustang "Korean War".
The end of December will see the release of the Anatov An-71 AEWR aircraft. The kit is in 1/72 scale and manufactured by Russian Project.
Not to leave you Diorama Modelers out of the mix, I've gotten my hands on the latest releases from Verlinden for you as well. Among them are a castle remains and park wall materials.
With the month of December comes some new releases from Eduard Model Accessories. Included are new kits, photoetch sets and more.
With Christmas Time now upon us, Hasegawa has given us the oportunity to buy some special limited release products.
Coming soon from Twobobs are two new decal sets. They are the 'Whiskeys in the Mix' for the AH-1 Cobra and the 'All-American Bug' of VFA-146 for the F-18.
Just in time for the holidays, Collect-Aire is taking pre-orders on the Thunderscreech. Deliveries will begin in early January.
Eduard Model Accessories has announced their new releaes for November. Heading the list is a new product line at Eduard-modern jets.
Just in time for Christmas shopping, Collect-Aire Models has announced that they are re-stocking some kits that many are waiting on. Collect-Aire has been making limited-run, custom-built kits for the discerning modeler for 15 years. Their kits are 100% resin, often containing metal and photo-etch parts.
RODEN, the leading Ukrainian scale model kit manufacturer, has confirmed three upcoming releases for November which includes the long awaited Gloster Gladiator MK1.
Cobra Company is at it again with a new resin detail set. The cockpit set is designed to fit the ESCI and Italeri 1/48 Mirage F1 and is available immediately.
Want something new in your WWII A/C collection? Buy the PZL P-11 C Polish fighter - first in battle with german fighters in September 1939 , made in 1:48 scale from Mirage-Hobby .
Academy has confirmed two upcoming releases on their forums. The two kits mentioned are a 1/32 F-18 Hornet and a 1/72 F-8 Crusader.
Want to build aircraft in 1/72 scale that were/are engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom? Two Bobs has stepped forward to offer more Enduring Freedom decal sets in 1:72 scale. These sets are for the same squadrons that are produced in 1:48 scale.
Mike Grant Decals has released a new range of 1/144 scale aircraft markings. Aircraft for which these markings are to be used for include the B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress and MIG-23 Hellfighter.
The Polish company "JADAR" is releasing a 7 barelled 30 mm GAU-8 Cannon for the mighty 1:32 Trumpeter Warthog.
Trumpeter has released news concerning kits to be released later this year.
If you've been wanting to build an aircraft precisely modeled after those flying missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or in response to the World Trade Center attacks-now's your chance. Twobobs Aviation Graphics has decal packages available in 1/48 scale for those squadrons flying missions at home or abroad after September 11, 2001.
Verlinden is releasing some great add-ons for tankers in November. Items include; an M5 Recon/Command interior & exterior for the Tamiya kit, stowage pieces for the M5, US tanker figures reading mail, and other 1/35 scale WWII items. Civil War fans will also enjoy the 8 inch Armstrong Rifle Confederate with a figure included.
Amtech has recently announced their upcoming releases for 2003. All of the kits are manufactured with new steel tooling and etched panel lines.
Ukrainian manufacturer OKB-144 has just released a great model kit in1/144 scale, a Soviet three-engined civil aircraft. This kit will be produced as "limited edition".
Announcing Quartermaster's Depot! The newest scale model accessories store on the Internet. We have just opened for business and currently offer a line of American,
British, Canadian and German Second World War posters, D-Day Maps, Modern Maps,
WWII Newspapers, WWII German Magazines, and three styles of Camouflage nets, all
in 1/35 scale.
Cobra Company has relased the 540 Rotor Replacement Set. This resin replacement set replaces the improper rotor system used on the Italeri 1/72 UH-1C (kit #050).
Pacific Coast Models has announced the upcoming release of their latest kit, the 1/48 scale Macchi C.200 serie VII-one of Italy's most widely used fighters. This is a plastic injection kit produced with newly designed molds.
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics has announced the release of a new product line in the form of Limited Edition Lithographs. The initial offering is an F-16B from Edwards Air Force Base.
Following the successful release of the 1/48 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a w/ Kettenkraftrad, Tamiya is proud to present yet another aircraft/ground vehicle set: the 1/48 scale F4U-1D Corsair (Item 61061) with the all new 1/48 “Moto Tug.”
In war, there are secrets that need to be kept - and heroes that need to keep them.

On December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan. For the next several years, U.S. forces were fully engaged in battle throughout the Pacific, taking over islands one by one in a slow progression towards mainland Japan. During this brutal campaign, the Japanese were continually able to break coded military transmissions, dramatically slowing U.S. progress.
Hasegawa has several interesting aircraft kits scheduled for release in June. First off is a 1/48 scale SBD-3 Dauntless from the battle of Midway (item number 09430). Next is the P-38L Lightning flown by Maj. Bong. Also in 1/48 scale (part number 09429). The Japanese forces of WWII is represented with the Mitsubishi A6M5b Zero Fighter, Type 52 OTSU. This 1/48 scale kit represents a plane from the 166th Fighter Squadron (part no. 09428). Read on for the Modern releases.


On 14 Nov.1965 in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, more than 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry found themselves outnumbered. Nearly 2000 enemy soldiers surrounded them in a small clearing called Landing Zone, and they had to fight like they'd never fought before.
From USA Network
Combat Missions pits four elite squads comprised of six non-active military and law enforcement professionals against one another. Comprised of Navy SEALs, SWAT, CIA, Marine Recon, Delta Force, and Green Berets, squad members must use their strength, skills, and wits to compete for bounty — and, more importantly, for honor and pride. Check the USA site for showtimes.
From The History Channel
On October 4, 1993, the world was witness to the graphic images of dead American soldiers being dragged through the streets in Somalia. What had been planned as a 30-minute military mission had erupted into one of the most intense gun battles of recent U.S. history.

Based on Mark Bowden's best-selling book Black Hawk Down, takes an in-depth look at the Battle of Mogadishu by presenting the first-hand accounts of Army Rangers, Delta Force members, UN officials, and Somali militiamen. Bowden shares his knowledge and research throughout the program, guiding the story from the arrival of the UN peacekeeping force through the events of October 4, 1993.

For encore showtimes please check the listings at the History Channel.
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There are four new items from Plus Model for October, a large farmhouse, an air conditioner unit and more.
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