Tamiya have release a follow-up to their popular 1/48 scale Kübelwagen. This time it's an Afrika Korps version, with low-pressure tyres and new figures.
As an unrepentant fan of colorful nose-art, particularly of U.S. Aviation of the 1940s, I simply could not resist this news story about some recent releases available from Meteor Productions Inc. All of these releases are limited run - limited to only 300 copies... You have been warned!!!
Peter Allen (Flitzer) has gathered together details of the latest releases from Planet Models. (Information supplied by Hannants.)
I have received more details today from David Hannant regarding Xtracrylix Paints, as reviewed HERE
Eduard published a newsletter with a list of new releases for September.
A day or two ago, Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
posted a review of the new range of Xtracrylix Paints
which are available from Hannants
As this was such an interesting subject, it seemed that this item deserved a news story to complement Rowan's excellent review. The review can be seen: HERE
MIG Productions released a few new resin sets for dioramas in 1/35 and 1/72 scales.
New releases to have hit the suppliers recently include the Arado Ar E.581-4.
Resin Kit Number 7225
Decals and two canopies included.
Information supplied by Hannants and Anigrand Craftswork
Exciting news has reached us direct from Accurate Miniatures:
Fonderie Miniature have announced a special offer for customers who buy their new 1/48 Halifax direct from them.
3 new 1/48 scale WW1 aircraft kits should be shipping any day now from Roden.
Only two new aviation titles this month from Osprey however both of them continue with their highly specialized series on Elite Aviation Units...
MPM have supplied details of their latest and up-coming releases under the Azur and Special Hobby banners.
September will see the release of two (long-awaited) 1/48th scale kits from Accurate Miniatures. Both attractive subjects as is usual from this company... Also being released is a decal sheet and a highly-useful accessory set....
Signifer is a French company, who specialize in multi-media aviation kits in 1/48th scale. As I have never come across this company before, and the subjects that they produce are of great interest to aviation modellers, it is my pleasure, to highlight the products of this interesting company...
On their website Eduard published a newsletter with new releases for August.
On their website Eduard published a newsletter with new releases for August.
Academy (Europe) announced three new diorama accessories releases on their website (http://academy-europe.de
Eduard have just published a newsletter with the list of July releases.
White Ensign Models Ltd
a range of Italian WWII Air colors. Italian Colours
They wrote, "We have the following colours lined up for production, but, as of today, there has been very little interest in a range of Italian aircraft colours...We are asking everyone who is interested to pre-order their paints. No card is ever charged until we ship an item, but we need to get some idea of whether we stop or go on this project". The list is as follows:
Amongst the new publications from Osprey Publishing in July, will be
Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
(Osprey Modelling 11) written by Brett Green...
Hannant's have announced the purchase of the Airwaves resin and etched-metal ranges, plus the Almark decal range from ED Models.
The purchase has included some existing stock, but quantities are quite limited.
Volume 53 in this series covered Fokker D VII aces from the four elite Jagdgeschwadern of the German army, and this follow-on volume charts the story of the many aces who flew the famed fighter in other units committed to combat in the final months of World War 1.
Roden Plant, a producer of quality aviation kits in both 1/48th and 1/72nd scale, have announced their new kit - A 1/48th scale OV-1A/JOV-1A
Hasegawa's announced the release of the following items. This is the list from July - Agust..
Classic Airframes have just announced their new release schedule for Summer 2004. As one would expect, a considerable amount of highly attractive subjects are included.
Eagle Editions ltd. was for me at least, an unknown company. Now within the news pages, I am pleased to bring you a link and some details of this producer/retailer.
With the release of Trumpeter's 1/24th scale Me109 G-2, it was inevitable that some after-market enhancements would come along. Verlinden has produced a resin set for this kit....
In Verlinden's release schedule for July there are as usual a mixture of periods. Within their diorama list there are three new releases....
Scale Creations Whose previous release was a 1/35th Scale Church Ruin, have announced the release of four sets of Propaganda posters in 1/35th scale...
Yesterday, I received photos and details of the (first) diorama accessory from a new company:
TimeCast Historic Buildings in Miniatures has come out with a new bridge. They have created a 6mm version of the bridge at Arnham.
Long in production and now complete, the massive 1/72 scale full dry dock from Diorama Solutions is ready for shipping. This kit is designed to house the new Revell 1/72 U-boat (not included in kit).
The month of May sees Trumpeter adding one additional aircraft to their growing line of aviation kits. Mays sees release is the Mi-8MT/Mi-17 HIP H in 1/35 scale.
is a Mexican based company who produce some fascinating subjects in 1/48th scale. Colorful is the key word for this company's products.
A new Spanish company with an extremely different range of new products for both dioramas and vehicle kits.
Aerotech has just released the second model in their new line of Luft 46 aircraft. This release of the Gotha P60A follows the thier first release, the 1/72nd Fw Ta 183.
Releasing their first new product of the year, Cobra Company is ready to start shipment of their new MH-60L Conversion and DAP Weapons set. These two sets will be available starting tomorrow, May 5th.
A new company to me, these are the first four releases from Toro Models.....
MIG continue adding to their catalogue with these new items, which as we have come to expect are always that little bit different...
Ultracast is a Canadian based company that produces "High Quality Resin Accessories for the Advanced Modeler." Their products include aircraft and armor accesories, figures, head sets and helmets.
It's been a little while since we've seen an update from Cobra Company but they have recently updated their website with a list of upcoming products.
After getting beat up recently for not having enough 1/72 scale releases, Twobobs is finally set to lower the hammer on the brail scale modelers among us.
Back East Graphics has now released their latest aircraft lithograph-a F/A-22 Raptor of the 43rd Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
It's been a while since I've gotten an update from Gekko Graphics but they've got one new product and one coming down the pipe soon. Gekko Graphics is an Australia based company specializing in "What If" schemes.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics, a company synonomous with quality aircraft decals, has thrown their towel into the book market. Drawing upon the vast references they gather while producing their trademark decals, Twobobs is pairing up with renowned aviation photographer Greg Davis to present nose art and mission markings of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom aircraft.
Monroe Perdu Studios, a company that is know for its creative products, decided to release a new architectural kit.
There was quite a bit of discussion in the forums recently about where to get dry transfers for use on aircraft models. I don't think we were able to narrow down where to get them but now HobbyDecal appears on the scene.
Bob over at Twobobs has remained quite busy churning out the decals for all you modern aircraft modelers. They've got eight new sets coming your way near the end of the month.
The Nazi propaganda machine shot a lot of footage during World War II. With that in mind Diorama Solutions, a new manufacturer based in Australia, has produced a German WW2 Movie and Still Camera set (kit DS3506). The kit includes a 16mm camera, a rolloflex 3.5f camera, tripod, and 2 film canisters. The retail price for this kit is 12.95 (Australian).