This movie is based upon the tenth novel, "The Far Side of the World" in the "Master and Commander" series by Patrick O'Brian, which started in 1969, inspiring 20 installments, all set during the early 19th century Napoleonic Wars, following the high seas adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his ship surgeon Stephen Maturin (also a spy).
According to the trades, Hanks and his Playtone producing partner Gary Goetzman are reuniting with the Saving Private Ryan director to mount a new 10-part WWII miniseries, dubbed for now "Untitled World War II Pacific Theater Project," which is on the fast track at DreamWorks.
Cobra Company is now taking orders on their latest release, a 1/35 scale detail/correction set for the Panda UH-1D. Shipment begins September 2, 2003.
Continuing to provide updates to the modeling community, Accurate Miniatures has unveiled two of their upcoming releases-the Ilyushin II-2m-3 and the RAF Mustang Mk. 1A.
Fresh off their trip to the IPMS Nationals in Oklahoma City, Cobra Company has released their latest product-a UH-1B Backdate Set.
Accurate Miniatures has been quiet for a few weeks but they've posted quite a hefty update on their site today. Their update includes a release schedule as well as research info on their upcoming SB2U Vindicator.
Custom Aeronautical Miniatures has unveiled their latest releases-three new decal sheets for the jet modeler. These new sheets are for those wanting to model the MIG-29A and EA-6B.
Mike Grant Decals has announced two new sheets of decals on their (his) website. The new decals are the BAE Hawk T.1 and the DHC Chipmunks.
Eduard Model Accessories is back again with their usual monthly release of photoetch frets and plastic kits. Hilighting their kits this month is their new Sopwith F.1 Camel RFC in 1/48 scale.
You knew it was coming and it's finally here. Following the release of their very successful P-47 Razorback, Tamiya is getting ready to release the popular "Bubbletop" version that everyone has been waiting for.
For a reason I can't explain, its been a while since I've posted an update from the great folks over at Twobobs. They have recently released the NAVY 1 decal insert which allows you to model the S-3B Viking that carried President Bush onboard USS Abraham Lincoln.
This is Gekko Graphics first appearance here on Armorama and they do so with the release of two new sets of decals. Gekko Graphics is an Australian based decal company that produces decals in 72nd, 48th, 32nd, 35th and 24th scale.
Now that the IPMS Nationals are over and the fine folks over at Cobra Company have returned, they have gotten back to the grind and turned out another set of limited edition decals for all you rotor heads out there.
Following up their four aircraft released in June, Roden has announced that they will be releasing three new aircraft kits in September 2003
After an absence of three years, Cooper Details has re-emerged with a new website and 21 new products to add to your stash of ever increasing modeling products.
It's been a little while since I've updated everyone on news from Collect-Aire and it's a shame. Collect-Aire has lots of things going on so I'll give you a quick rundown.
Extra detail is proud to announce the addition of some new distributors of their products as well a a new series of maps. The maps are from originals and are so detailed that you can even see the street names (with good eyes).
Cobra Company is making the trip out to the IPMS Nationals next week to setup shop as a vendor at the show. Because of that, they're going to be out of pocket for a while.
Accurate Miniatures has updated their website today with some great news for those of you waiting on their latest releases. Judging by the pic of their warehouse, it looks like they've been busy down there in North Carolina.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics is getting to release several new sheets of decals. Several new sets sporting artwork of OEF and OIF are soon coming available.
Cobra Company has unveiled their latest release-a set of decals for SOAR MH-60's. The decals are available in three scales or as one full sheet.
The latest kit from Monroe Perdu is a unique vignette depicting the booksellers stalls along the Seine river in Paris. The book vendors have been in place along the quays for centuries, so this kit will be the perfect backdrop for figures of practically all eras and armies. It builds into a versatile setting for military and civilian figures as either occupier or tourist.
I received an interesting email today from Alan Griffith, President of AMtech Models. Seems there has been a lot of speculation by the modeling community on rumors of a new P-40B/C and Mr. Griffith wanted to lay those rumors to rest.
Cobra Company is back again this month with their latest release-a M-230 Cannon Set for MRC Blackhawk helicopters.
ACE, a Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that they have begun production of a 1/72 AF-2S Grumman Guardian.
Here is partial listing of product releases that Extra Detail is launching during June.
While it is already May, I couldn't resist writing a quick article about the new products that became available in April from Ultracast. Several propeller/spinner and tire sets await to detail your latest plane.
The month of May brings another great collection of photoetch items from Eduard Model Accessories. All kinds of aircraft are represented this month including the F-16, F-86, MIG-15 and RAH-66 Commanche.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics has just announced a new Limited Edition Lithograph that they are currently taking pre-orders on. The subject this time is the F-15A of the 101st Fighter Squadron of the Massachusetts ANG.
With the restocking of several sold-out kits and the production of new ones, Collect-Aire is keeping the bases covered when it comes to your choices for unique kit selections.
This month will see Revell-Monogram releasing the 1/48 scale TBD-1 Devastator with a historical book included. This sounds similiar to their release of the F-105F/G a few months back with a historical book as well.
ScaleMilitary.com announces three new diorama kits in 1/35 format. ScaleMilitary has been in business since 1998, and is best known for selling diorama component peices and modular "mix-n-match" diorama accessories for the 1:35 crowd. The company has recently announced three new complete kits, and several more are on the way.
A nice feature related to all Scalemilitary.com pieces is that they are cast in DENTAL STONE PLASTER... they paint and file just like normal plaster kits, but because they have three times the density of normal plaster, they offer more fine detail and greater strength, meaning fewer broken pieces arrive in the mail.
Ace Models, a manufacturer of scale models in Kiev, Ukraine, recently announced that a 1/72 scale kit of the AM-1 Martin Mauler was now in production.
Overcoming some attitude problems with a MAC computer, AMtech's new 1/48 Hs-123 Close Support/Dive bomber looks ready to hit the streets sometime next month.
Squelching rumors that have been circulating for months, Accurate Miniatures has unleashed their new website. The new website features models offered by Accurate Miniatures, a Modeler's Gallery, Rumor Control and a On Line Build section which focuses on the building of some of their kits-step by step.
Well, I'm a little late on this one but better late than never. Eduard Model Accessories has plenty of new releases this month and I've got them broken down by category-Express Mask and Photo Etched Set.
Cobra Company has recently announced the release of three new 1/72nd scale detail sets.
I would like to inform that MMP just published a new book: Adolf Galland by Robert Michulec & Donald Caldwell. B5 size, soft cover. 88 pages (8 in colour)
Eduard Model Accessories has recently released two new kits for April. The first is a 1/48th scale biplane in the form of the Albatros W.4 German floatplane fighter. The second is a 1/72nd scale DH-2 biplane. Both kits are available in the ProfiPACK version
Eduard has also released a very nice and very colorful Photoetch set for the F-104C/J Starfighter. Personally, I can’t wait until May as their Photoetch kit for the SCUD-1c set.
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Its that time of year again and after restructuring their distribution process, Twobobs needs to conduct an inventory clearance sale to clear space in their warehouse (Bobs spare bedroom)-which I'm sure his wife will be glad to see!
I received an update yesterday from Lou Maglio, the owner of Collect-Aire Models, and he had some news regarding the 1/48 B/BR-66 Destroyer which is shipping now and the upcoming 1/32 F-80C Shooting Star.
Collect-Aire is back with two new announcements. They have restocked the F3H-2M/N Demon and their new E2C Hawkeye will begin shipment in April.
Cobra Company is back again-this time with a new release in their 72nd scale line of aircraft detail sets. The new parts are for the Airfix and MPC 1/72nd Scale FW-189.
By now you've probably seen or heard about this long-awaited kit. The expected delivery date of May is fast approaching and the hype for this kit is really picking up.
I'm a little late one this one but I found the latest aircraft photoetch releases by Eduard today. Lots to choose from including express masks, great photoetch and two new plastic kits.
After some delays the long awaited release of the 1/72 EC-135N/E ARIA/ALOTS is here. Also called a "Droop-Snoot" or "Snoopy Nose", only 5000 kits of these kits are being produced which is made from a never released ERTL KC-135 kit.
After being out of stock for a while, the YF-23A Black Widow II is now back in stock over at Collect-Aire Models. This is a hot seller and is hard to keep in stock according to Collect-Air.
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.