Adalbertus, the distributors of Techmod decals, have announced the release of three new sheets of 1/32 German WW1 lozenge decals.
Modelimex have released sprue shots of Roden's impressive new 1/32 scale Albatros D.I.
1:32 scale aircraft fans are enjoying a constant run of new kits these days, and heres three more from Trumpeter which will appeal to WW2 era modellers.
Dark Tower Hobbies announces an exciting new name for their online store!
MK35 Editions have announced a new diorama accessory in 1/35 scale; a war Memorial Monument.
MiniArt Limited have just updated their website with images of their new figure set along with some new buildings/diorama sets.
Proof the old motto is true, as Eduard re-box the Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. 22/24 for the second time in a limited edition. Complete with excellent new resin parts and decals, the kit sold out almost immediately on its first appearance and is likely to do the same again - so grab it while you can if you're a Spitfire fan.
Also new for April will be the delayed 1/72 scale R.F.C. figures set and the Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 in a Weekend Edition guise, plus the first etched sets to complement Eduard's own 1/48 scale Hellcat. Add a healthy dose of Thunderschiefs, Wellingtons, Chinooks and Storchs - plus much more - and April looks set to be a busy month for Eduard.
Eagle Editions have announced the purchase of Monogram Aviation Publications, long noted for their top quality aircraft books, including Ken Merrick's almost legendary "The Official Monogram Painting Guide to German Aircraft 1935-1945" (now out of print).
The Czech manufacturer, PlusModel, have just sent us details of their latest releases.
Tamiya have announced an AM set to allow the modeller to depict their recent Storch kit "In Flight"
Modelimex has released pics of two new decal sheets by Avalon to accompany Tamiya's 1/48 scale Fieseler Storch.
Hasegawa has released the first photos of a built-up test shot of their forthcoming 1/48 scale Saab J35 Draken.
Pat McGrath brings us news that Dartmoor Military Models have launched a redesigned website.
Eagle Editions have announced two exciting new decal sheets designed for Tamiya's 1/48 scale Fieseler Fi 156 Storch.
Eagle Editions have announced two new 1/32 scale etched detail sets for Luftwaffe and USAAF modellers created by master pattern maker Radu Brinzan.
Following the release of their impressive new 1/48 scale Hellcat, it's not surprising that Eduard are taking things a little easier this month. Nevertheless, there's still an exciting line-up for March, with a Weekend Edition Fw 190A-5, a whole bundle of etched accessories for the big Trumpeter Dauntless and, just in case you thought Tamiya had pretty much covered all the bases in their lovely quarterscale Storch, no less than 3 etched sets to take it to new levels of detail!
Here's a run down as to what to expect from Hasegawa in the next few months.
At the recent Nuremberg Trade Fair, I was able to get my hands on the latest catalogue from ICM Holding as well as an opprtunity to speak to their representatives.
The new Dutch company Reality in Scale have, once again, enlarged their range of Diorama products with some very useful new kits.
Below a run down of what their new products are
In this report we present an overview of what we can expect from MiniArt Limited in their increasing range of 1/35th scale building and diorama sets during 2008. The 'visual content' is a mixture of images from their site along with original photos taken during the recent Nuremberg Trade Fair..
WW1 enthusiasts looking forward to the release of Eduard's set of 1/72 scale Royal Flying Corps figures this month will have to wait a little longer.
The Polish manufacturer/on-line retailer, Jadar Model have announced the first releases in a new range of diorama materials.
The first of Eduard's new original releases for 2008 arrives next month in the shape of their eagerly awaited 1/48 scale Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat. While the earlier Fw 190 and Bf 110 have been quite complex kits, this time Eduard are aiming to make the Hellcat much more straightforward and aimed at the mainstream modeller. Although it may be somewhat simpler, we can still expect the company's attention to surface detail, as the accompanying photo of the fuselage of a test-shot shows. Also exciting for Navy fans, February sees the ex-MPM/Special Hobby Fulmar issued in a new form - the Mk.II, complete with the prominent cheek inlets and a set of 5 x colour schemes.
Miniart have provided an illustrated step by step guide, on their website, to assembling their vac form buildings.
Reality in Scale is a relatively new diorama company from Holland who we covered recently here on Armorama. Here are some of the latest updates on the company.
One of the more difficult aspects of dioramas, is to convincingly model water. In this new book, by the publishers of the quarterly magazine Xtreme Modelling, some interesting solutions should be available.
Mk35 Editions have followed their release of A070 DESTROYED NORMANDY WALL with another 1/35 Scale diorama accessory for a Normandy setting; A080 NORMAN FENCE.
Anigrand Craftswork's are no strangers to producing experimental aircraft in kit form and their two latest release's are not disappointing.
After a busy Christmas line-up, Eduard keep the pace up with a bundle of new releases for January.
With the brand new Grumman Hellcat looking set for release early in the spring, Eduard have concentrated on returning to some old favourites in new guises. There are truly spectacular new boxings of the Brisfit and Mirage 2000, while the Fw 190A-8 must surely be the most elaborate "Weekend Edition" yet! The highlights among the new photoetched sets are a whole series designed for Trumpeter's big Grumman Wildcat, but there's plenty else too, with some old favourites like Eduard's own neat little Bf 108 getting some deserved time in the limelight again.
With the 're-invention' of 1/48th scale for Armor modelers, the new releases will undoubtedly benefit the Aviation modeler as more and more 'dual-purpose' subjects get covered. Here's another one, this time from Mig Productions.
While I’m still pouring over volume one which was released last spring Canfora Design & Publishing are to release Nordic Edge Model Gallery vol. 2.
Eagle Editions have published the complete story of the training and operations of the 86th FG, Third Air Force and later with the Twelfth Air Force. Written by Steve Luce, a son of one of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce, the new book describes both the men as well as the machines they flew in a comprehensive, fully photographically documented format.
Academy has introduced a new boxing in their 1/35 UH-1C Huey Gunship family. The kit includes new decals that are both colorful and plenty.
Cobra Company brings us a new set to accurately portray a USCG HH-65 interior for the Trumpeter kit.
Modelimex have released pics of two new 1/48 scale resin kits of US WW2 airfield vehicles.
Hot news for lovers British jets! Hannants have released a brand new Canberra P.R.9 as part of their Xtrakits range.
US based Skullcrafts started out as a relatively small venture, who's products are primarily targetted at the tabletop wargaming miniatures market. That said, as is so often the case in this wonderful hobby of ours, many of the products can also be used by figure and diorama modellers. Here's a look at their catalogue.
MK35 have announced a new accessory in 1:35 scale - a Public Bench.
Accurate Armour have just announced more releases in 1/48th scale aimed at the aviation modeler - particularly for those who want to add support vehicles to dioramas.
Hauler have just announced the perfect complement for those thirsty quarter-scale Sturmoviks on your flightline.
In Holland a new company has appeared on the market. Reality in Scale is a company specializing in diorama products. In this, a very complete report on the company's products we take a look on what's on offer.
In Holland a new company appeared on the market. Reality in Scale is a company specialised in diorama products. Nothing special you might say but Reality in Scale seems to make their name true in their products since the products show next to a good quality also a very high originality when it comes to subjects.
Mk35 Editions have announced this new 1:35 scale Wall in ceramic and resin.
After their series of spectacular Thunderbolts, Eagle Editions have turned the spotlight on the P-51D, releasing three new decal sheets to coincide with the publication of their major new book "To War With The Yoxford Boys". Each sheet is available in both 1/32 and 1/48 scales and features three exciting Mustangs.
UK hobby shop chain Modelzone has teamed up with Revell to produce a special limited run of the Revell 1/48 scale P-47N Thunderbolt.
Plan ahead a bit for the holidays with Verlinden's December releases. Verlinden is offering two different items in two scales, a bridge and a building in 1/48th and 1/35th scale.
Roden has given us a great all-plastic basic kit at a fine price. No brass photoetch, but most average modelers need a basic all plastic kit with little rigging like this to have as a premier build.
Eduard have a packed line-up planned for Christmas, with WW1 modellers doing especially well thanks to quarterscale Albatros D.I and D.IIs, plus a 1/72 scale Nieuport Ni-23 double pack. Jet enthusiasts aren't left out either, with the popular L.39 appearing in fresh colours. Meanwhile, Eduard will extend their range of quarterscale figures with a set of late-WW2 Luftwaffe fighter crew.
There are comprehensive aftermarket sets for Special Hobby's big Airacobra and Zvezda's La-5FN, plus much more...
New releases recently announced under the MPM/Special Hobby banner include a rerelease of their Gloster Meteor and an upgrading of the Classic Airframes Avro Anson.
Latest releases from Revell include two 1:72 versions of the Eurofighter Typhoon, while modellers of earlier jets will enjoy the 1:48 F-105G Thunderchief offering.