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Once again, Verlinden Productions is presenting advance news of their new releases. This time the releasesare for May...
I've just found an updated list on Accurate Armour's site for their future releases, which includes some exciting new kits!
It has been a while since we have had some firm news from the Scottish Armor manufacturer Cromwell Models. However, as they say, good news is always worth waiting for...
Brazil, is not perhaps the first place one thinks of as a source of 1/35th scale armor conversion sets. However, with this recently started company, this may well change...
New Leopard 2A4, M113 Interior decals and Monthly Contest Update
I make no apologies for presenting even more photos of Tristar's Pz IV (Early)... The release date is scheduled for next month.....
Monroe Perdu finally has limited quantities of it's latest and largest kit, MPD-031 Northern Italian Church. If you were able to attend the recent SCAHMS show, you saw the painted test shot and the first few kits for sale. The kit is imposing, measuring 13" tall and 13" square on the base.
Thanks to the fine work of Jim Rae and the writing skills of Vinnie Branigan (Teacher), Dragon Models Ltd. has offered to start sending us items directly from Hong Kong for review on the site. While we have been getting items from many established vendors this is the first relationship with a major plastic manufacturer and hopefully a sign of things to come for 2005.
Dragon Models Ltd. are the most prolific company on the market now - they announce new releases almost every week!
For those unaware of their existence, Monroe Perdu Studios produce an extraordinary range of Diorama sets in 1:35th/1:32nd scale...

The company has announced a series of new sets, each more original than the last...
Young B. Song has released a WWII bust which should appeal to both figure painters and armor modellers.
135th Construction Battalion continues it's trend of roof items (last month we saw drains, pipes, and a chimney). This month we have more gutter and drains, but also a beautiful European Clock Dormer (CO0099). This large resin piece by Ben Jakobsen, includes a seperate clock face and a single resin part that has the clock hands ready to cut out.
These new items from Custom Dioramics are definately unique. They include a set of park benches, a donkey, an Orthodox Priest, and a public shower. All in 1:35 scale
Russian tank riders, American GI's in relaxed scenes and bald heads are on the menu this month for Warriors. Another new figure from Anders Heintz was included in our care package from VLS for March, his G.I. Walking with Jerry Can (WA35520).
The wait for armour modellers is over! Hannants have announced the release of the first set of armour colours in their expanding range of Xtracrylix "decal-ready" paints.
Recently, the launch of Jeff Meckley's new company - Think One-Eighty Studios was announced, with an attractive range of new figures in a variety of scales. Fortunately, Jeff is not letting the grass grow under his feet and has announced some new releases....
Yesterday, when i was posting the news of the latest Tristar figure release, I overloked the latest in their armor releases...
As a taster, for the Next releases from DML, here is the new list and the corresponding images....
Yet another of these interesting companies from Eastern Europe, PIOModels is a Polish company specializing in converson/ update sets in 1/35th and 1/72nd scale.....
Tristar Models have announced yet another figure set in 1/35th scale...
The U.S. company, ModelPoint U.S. has just announced yet another product line to its already considerable lists. The new products are from Master Club which is a Russian producer of wheels and track-sets in resin, in 1/35th scale...
Echelon Fine details emerged a year or so with an extraordinary series of decal sheets in 1/35th scale. Primarily, they have produced decal sets for Modern AFVs although their last releases contained a number of extraordinary sheets for WWII German vehicles. With these new releases, they are returning to U.S. vehicles in O.I.F....
Apart from using original photo-references, one of the best sources for information on vehicles or equipment, is always contemporary film footage. This recent series of Videos frm b>RZM Imports sould be well received...
Here is the list of DML's FUTURE releases. It is worth noting that these are in the recently published 2005 catalogue - whether or not they appear this year is (as always) open to question...
Just posted on the Verlinden website, is the list of new figure releases for april...
The Fusilier has released two new 80mm, white metal figure kits.
To help fill the holes in those Bradleys and M-1s, CMK has recently released a two-and-half figure set of modern US tankers.

Additionally, they have produced a two-figure set of Iraqi insurgents.
The Russian kit manuacturer Eastern Express has announced five new 1/35th scale armor kts. As is to be expected from this company, they are all Soviet subjects and all offer some interesting possibilities...
We now have some very rare and hard to get Navigatorkits in stock including T-10, IS-4, Object 704 and other interesting subjects.
With this, the third of the news stories covering the new and future releases from the Spanish company Toro Models, the focus shifts to AFVs and their future releases...
In aother news story, the details of the new Toro Models figure releases can be seen. In this story, the focus shifts to dioramaproducts in 1/35th scale....
A few months ago, I posed the news of the first of the ToroModels figure range, now thanks to information from the company I am able to 'expand' the list somewhat..
The Spanish figure company, Andrea Miniatures has just published its new release list - again quite a mixture of types and subjects....
Now in stock the latest Etch Sets from Voyager Models
We are running a competition to find the most realistic and imaginative images of model AFVs created with the aid of digital imaging software-First prize will be an original single figure study by Ron Volstad, with other prizes from MA Mori and Mission models
The Hong Kong publisher Concord Publications, continues turning out new and interesting titles at an extraordinary rate. Once again two new books covering widely disparate time periods....
It has been somewhat amiss of me to have paid little attention to the new releases of Archer Fine Transfers - in future these wll become regular updates. Archer for those who are unaware of their products, produce an extraordinary variety of decal sheets in 1/72nd, 1/35th, 1/16th and recenty, 1/48th scale. They do not simply produce vehicle decals, they also produce such printed material as flags, insignia for figures (VERY useful!) and propoganda posters...
Having just received the latest newsletter from Bison Decals, we are able to bring you news of their March releases and some future releases. All, are in 1/35th scale...
The Korean manufacturer of high-quality resin kits and conversion sets, Legend Productions , is once again tempting us with some highly-attractive new releases...
Just posted on Dragon's Website -first images of DRA 9059 the Jagdpanzer IV
Many diorama/armor builders, try to inject something different into the vehicles they build. One of the most difficult aspects of armor modelling, is to convincingly recreate battle damage or even wrecked vehicles. Step forward Panzerwrecks.com with a new book which gives those elusive reference sources...
Quartermaster's Depot, for the unitiated, are a Canadian company who produce decal sheets in both 1/72nd and 1/35th scale. They have just announced a further SIX sheets of 1/35th sale decals....
Airborne Miniatures will be releasing their next modern figure at the end of the month.
Art Girona has announced the release of 3 new 54mm white metal figures today.
A few months ago, I discovered a (relatively) unknown figure/accessory company which went by the name of TANK. I also discovered that their products (which are well worth checking-out) are available from, amongst others, Modelpoint U.S.
Now, i'm probably going to get shot at by some of the 'purists' for this post, but since seeing the story on PlanetArmor and PlanetFigure I couldn't help but wonder if there was quite an exciting thing happening for figure painters from an unexpected source...
New 1/72 scale line of resin buildings. Large line of 1/35 scale diorama products, and accessories.
This is REALLY one of these news stories which is a pleasure to write. Not only is the owner a regular contributor to Armorama, but it is the launch of a company, which if the photos and subjects are anything to go by really deserves to succeed. The new company is Think-One-Eighty-Studio whose owner (and chief sculptor) is Jeff Meckley ...
No matter how good 1/35th scale figure sets are in plastic, quite often it is the heads and helmets which let them down. There are however a number of manufacturers who supply both heads and helmets in 1/35th scale, amongst them, is Ultracast...
S&T has just released 4 new U.S Tankers (WWII) to accompany the U.S. Tank Commander released late last summer.
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