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There's plenty for all aircraft modellers in Eduard's April line-up, with a total of four new kit releases this month along with a mass of new etched sets.
Eduard probably raised a few eyebrows some months ago with their bold announcement of a new series of 1/48 scale Fw 190s. Having virtually cornered the market with their high quality WW1 models, Eduard now seem determined to take on the Big Boys in the highly competitive area of mainstream WW2 kits.
In this news story, we're trying to play 'catch-up' with the announced releases for Diorama builders. Once again, a variety of new products are being offered in 1/35th, 1/48th and 1/72nd scale...
The Spanish company - Miniaturas Alemany has been around for a while now. However, up until now, their products haven't been seen much beyond Spain. Now the company has issued a considerable number of pieces for dioramas. A range well-worth a second look...
The Ukrainian Plastic manufacturer, Miniart Limited, has just announced its future release program in 1/35th scale building kits. These kits are a combination of vac-form and injection plastic (for window frames etc...
Something for the rotary-wing buffs:
Just arrived, and shipping by the end of the week, 4 new photoetch sets designed to fit both the Hasegawa and retooled Airfix 1/72 Lancaster kits. Detail as little or as much as you like.
Our 1/72 Lancaster PE sets are now going off for etching, and should be available in about 3 weeks.
Custom Dioramics, the diorama accessories subsidiary of The VLS Corporation, has recently announced the following two new releases for March 2006.
Mirage Hobby's long awaited series of Grumman Wildcats have taken a step nearer with confirmation of the variants planned for release later this year.
PrintScale will be a new name to many readers, but this Ukrainian decal producer has already established a well-deserved reputation locally and looks set to cause quite a stir amongst aircraft modellers worldwide with a very interesting set of releases.
Custom Dioramics, the sub-division of the VLS Corporation that deals with diorama accessories, has recently announced the following two new releases.
Unusually, the largest number of new releases from Osprey Publishing for february, seem to Aviation-related, so it seems like a good excuse to cover these seperately....
Just received News from Saúl García re: an Upcoming Release.

This time, it hails from MRC. They are Academy's US distributor.

This is a big (24” from the tip of its main rotor blades to the tip of its tail) 1/48 scale Academy Plastic Model Helicopter. It's the US Marines version of the CH-53E Super Sea Stallion

Saúl García has sent us some News of new Decals available from Techmod and Ardpol at Jadar-Model (Poland)
The Armor modellers are more than accustomed to this concept - produce a model which can be built in any one of three versions. Now, for the very first time, Dragon Models are applying the same techniques to an Aircraft kit - a 1/48th Focke-Wulf Ta 154....
Thanks to Joe Szczygielski (MOTHER), we are able to bring you news of the two announced releases from the Korean Plastic Manufacturer, Academy...
The question was wherher to put this in Aviation or Armor.... This will be one of those models which should encourage Armor modellers to 'cross-over' into aviation, and the Aviation builders to change theme and scale....
Once again, a considerable number of new releases from Eduard including two new full-kits in 1/48th and 1/72nd scale...
Polish WW2 aircraft models are not that common. To My knowledge, an injected kit of the PZL P.23 "Karas" was only available in 1/72 scale by Heller so far. Now the waiting is over for the 1/48 crowd as Mirage Hobby, specialists in Polish airplanes, have just released what seems to be a promising kit!
Hasegawa Models have recently announced their releases for January 2006, all of which are flagged as "Limited Edition".
Signiferis a french short run and resin kit manufacturer. They also produce some nice diorama accessories. A lot of new products have been released recently in 1/48 and 1/32 scale. Amongst them a very detailled Luftwaffe Oil Cart. Make sure to check their website!
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....
It's been a while coming, but AMtech's long-awaited P-40Q is firmly back underway - as can be seen from these latest pics direct from AMtech themselves.
The latest diorama releases from Mig Productions includes some very nice and different pieces....
Yet another new release has been announced by Dragon Models today. This time the subject is a popular one amongst aviation modellers, the Junkers 88...
ScaleMilitary.com has come out with a new line of products. They have taken a modular approach.
Rumours have been rife about whether there's a tie-in between Hasegawa and DML for their new Fw 190s. Well, I found this intriguing info on Hobby Link Japan which might help explain things:
For many people, 1/35th scale buildings are one of those time-consuming tasks which are perceived to be complex and difficult to execute with conviction. There are certainly many buildings available from the AM people which in most cases give superb results. However, sadly, what puts many modellers off is the relatvely high price of these kits. Now, it appears, help is at hand from the Ukrainian company, Miniart Limited...
Trumpeter is a company which seems to love producing BIG kits.... A good example of this is their new (1/32nd scale) Aviation Releases...
The wait is almost over for Airfix's 1/72 scale kit of the TSR-2, Britain's potentially world-beating aircraft that was cancelled by the Labour government in the 1960s. After 40 years, the TSR.2 remains one of the most controversial aircraft projects in history, sounding the death-knell many famous names in the British aircraft industry.
There's plenty for Spitfire fans to be excited about as Airfix have released pictures of the early test-mouldings of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. IXc.
Autumn 2005 is really turning out to be the season for 1/48 scale Butcher Birds with Tamiya's announcement of the imminent released of an Fw 190A-8
Eduard are as prolific as ever and the following is just a taste of what they have in store for aircraft modellers this winter.
Classic Airframes have an exciting line-up of releases planned for the run-up to Christmas.
Coming very soon from Squadron's own brand Czech Model is a 1/48 scale model of the Curtiss SO3C Seamew, the WWII US Navy scout / observation floatplane.
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Well maybe not exactly "new", but very welcome, nevertheless. There's been a lot of speculation recently about which manufacturer's Spitfire Mk. IX / XVI would be inside Revell's new 1/48 scale release, with people trying to guess by the number of parts whether it would be from Hasegawa, ICM or Italeri/Occidental.
Just arrived here at White Ensign Models , PE 7223 provides interior and exterior details for the 1/72 scale Kingfisher....
Recently, Dragon showed signs of reviving their Aviation kit list with the announcement of an ARADO Ar234P in 1/72nd scale, now comes new of another future release, this time in 1/48th scale..
The Czech-Republic manufacturer, Plus Model continues to add to its already considerable catalogue. In this news report, the focus turns to items for dioramas...
The VLS Corporation has several 'sub-divisions' each catering to a particular genre in modellng. Trakz - for AFVs, Wingz - for Aviation related products etc. The sub-division which deals with Diorama related items is Custom Dioramics - the latter is the subject of this news report covering some fascinating new releases for October 2005...
Despite having both 1/72 and 1/32 scale Fw 190s in their range, Hasegawa have never released this famous aircraft in 1/48 scale - until now... Fans of Luftwaffe aircraft have plenty to look forward to this Christmas with Hasegawa's decision to release what will almost certainly be just the start of a series an all-new 1/48 scale Fw 190s.
September 2005 sees a compact, yet diverse, bunch of releases from PlusModel for both 1:35 and 1:48 scale modellers.
Scale Magic is an Australian company formed by 3 modellers which specialises in 1/48 scale resin replacement parts and conversion sets. Two of the names behind Scale Magic will certainly be well-known on Armorama: Rob Storey (29Foxtrot) is a long-time regular contributor to the Aircraft Forum, while newcomer Glen Hambleton (TBM) built the Avenger pictured here incorporating Scale Magic flaps and wheels. The third member of the team is Wayne Hines.
Dragon Models previously had an excellent reputation for aircraft kits in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scales. It has (unsurprisingly) been a while since they had a new release in the aviation field. Now it seems the Aviation Wing (o.k. I couldn't resist it!) of DML is back in business with a new release...
Although the American "Wild West" has never been of an historical interest to me, it's what the West inspires that has always appealed to me. It's the idea of new frontiers, a hostile land, high adventure...
Czech-Republic based PlusModel have a few new 1/35 scale diorama releases this month, as well a very nice selection of 1/48 paving stones - well your 1/48 vehicles need something to drive on don't they?
NIMIX has released a new article: C/52 Artificial Snow.
I am afraid I cannot tell you much about the background of French manufacturer DES Kit, but what I can tell you is that they have a fantastic range of vehicles, figures and diorama accessories in various scales. Most significantly, however, DES Kit addresses the shortage of WWI and WWII French subjects.
At long last, we have received the last of the 18 Regia Aeronautic colors in our Colourcoats line of enamels.
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