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Thanks to Chris Mrosko we now have details an interesting new set from the VLS sub-division, TRAKZ....
In 1/48th scale, there is one manufacturer who has the most extraordinary range of complete kits, conversion sets and all sorts of updates, that company, is the French manufacturer, Gaso.Line. Their products are available through the retail outlet, Quarter Kit Model Shop
Now the 1/48th kits have been dealt with in the news section (at least for the moment) the attention can turn to the After-Market products. The new releases under the spotlight are from the Czech Republic based company, HAULER...
One of the plastic manufacturers 'par excellence' in recent years was the Taiwanese company Skybow. When they sold the majority of their moulds to AFV Club it looked as if the modelling world had lost one of their truly great innovators. Now Skybow is back, not working in 1/35th this time, but in 1/48th scale....
I recently ran a story which was little more than a list of Dragon's forthcoming 1/72nd scale releases, now with this report, I am able to add a 'little flesh to the bones'....
Thanks to a bit of detective work by Stuke Sowle, we are now able to bring the first details of what wll be a very welcome release for Allied modelers in 1/35th....
The last few months, has seen an explosion in the (re-vitalised) scale of 1/48th armor. Leading the charge has been Tamiyaalthough other manufacturers are doubtless waiting in the wings to start their own ranges in this interesting scale...
The ACE company from Ukraine has announced yet another 1/72nd scale kit....
After a week or two of highly attrractive images of work in progress by Jaume Ortiz Forns in the forums, the new Alpine Miniatures figures, have finally arrived!
AirConnection are importers of many of those had to get Eastern European products from companes such as KAGERO or ROSSAGRAPH (who have had many of their publications reviewed here). They also import Hussar Productions who thanks to a news item on P.M.M.S have been drawn to my attention...

The Hong-Kong based manufacturer, Armour Workshop continues to announce some interesting releases in both 1/35th and 1/48th scale...
Frequently, I have covered, with particular enthusiasm, Osprey Publishing's, superb Armor Modeling series, both here in the news sections and in reviews. Osprey have now announced two new books in this series which should cause considerable interest...
Personally this is the one I have been waiting for... Dragon Models, via their constantly updated website, have just announced their 251/7 Ausf. D....
Too often, 1/72nd scale, is ignored in the news section. As a means of going some of teh way in rectifying this, here are Dragon's future and imminent releases in 1/72nd
Concord Publcations should theoretically require little in the way of introduction. Since their inception, they have been producing high-quality military reference books which have an extraordinarily wide range of themes... This new book will interest both the armor modeller as well as the figure modeller...
The last few months have seen both new releases and many kits in the pipeline in armor, in 1:48th scale. Two manufacturers have been at the forefront of this development, Tamiya and the (reconstituted) company of Skybow. More and more, of the AM (aftermarket) companies are now beginning to bring out sets for vehicles in this scale. The latest to join them, is Hauler from the Czech Republic...
Once again,Archer Fine Transfers have produced a huge list of new releases in both 1/35th and 1/48th scale...
Andrea Miniatures continue with their (monthly) releases with a number of new products...
Verlinden Productions has announced two new 1/35th Scale Armor releases. Both, curiously enough, are for the T34...
Verlinden Productions have announced three new diorama sets for release in May 2005...
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...
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