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For the last few days, the modelling world was thrown into a bit of a spin with the announcement of a new kit of the D.A.K. Tiger I which many (myself included) interepreted as an update/conversion set. In fact this is a complete kit using the Tiger 'Initial' as the basis...
September 2005 sees a compact, yet diverse, bunch of releases from PlusModel for both 1:35 and 1:48 scale modellers.
With the new releases from Trumpeter of 4 AFVs of the KV series (and more planned) inevitably, one's thoughts turn to AM 'embellishments' for tis most interesting of vehicles. These two new 1/35th decal sheets, should help keep the new KVs out of the stash and onto the workbench...
It has been a month or two since we have had an update on the produts of that most interesting of decal manufacturers - BISON-DECALS., however, with this posting, Johan Lexell, the owner/operator of the company is helpfully keeping us informed...
It seems that 99% of the stories published on this site, covering future Dragon releases, are related to 1/35th scale. Therefore, it is a positive feeling when their 1/72nd scale releases can be covered in an equally serious manner.
It is a moot point as to whether any conflict in history has been as well-documented as Operation Iraqi Freedom. Many books continue to be published covering all aspects of the war and interest in modelling vehicles of the conflict continues to grow apace. With this new book, it is unlikely if the intention of Concord was to break new ground, but it was clearly their intention to publish a book of direct use to modellers....
Concord Publications is, in general, one of those publishers whom we tend to associate more with books on armor subjects, although they have published a handful of more 'unusual subjects' within the FIGHTING MEN SERIES, to which this new book belongs...
I mentioned in the Seil Model September 2005 New Releases article that Seil Model (sponsor of the Armorama.com Figure of the Month) would be releasing another 90mm figure following the success of "Samurai Commander (SH90002)". Well my friends, that time is now!
I came across the following exciting future releases from Resicast while browsing the Perth Military Modelling Site. Now admittedly I am normally hesitant to publish news until it is confirmed on the manufacturer's website - but this news is just too exciting to keep to myself, and we all know what a reliable source Terry Ashley (PMMS) is!!
Sometimes (sadly) writing an AFV Club news story is a bit like writing a story from yesterday's newspaper. Regular users of the news forums will see some all-too familiar vehicles in their lists...
Since the 'move' by Tamiya from cocentrating on 1/35th to 1/48th scale amor, the forums have been full of speculaltion regarding their future plans..
In an exclusive announcement to Armorama.com staffer Costas Rodopoulos (aka Major_Goose), ANT Miniatures have just announced the following 2 new figure releases, which add to their steadily growing range of Napoleonic and Modern Russian figures.
ACE Model have recently announced the following new releases for the "braille scale" market:
French manufacturer DES kit will be releasing the following new 120mm figure at Folkestone 2005. I managed to find a few in-progress shots of the figure...
Seil Model have just announced their latest releases for September 2005, all of which are sculpted by Armorama member Tomas Castano! We also have news of some forthcoming attractions from the Korean outfit...
Ares Mythologic have recently announced their latest edition to their Barbarians Series...
Spanish company Andrea Miniatures has just one new release for September 2005, but "WOW!" what a beauty!
Pegaso Model announced the following simply amazing new releases for August 2005...
This is just a quick update to provide advance notice that Legend Productions of Korea is releasing the following kits for September.
The Decalcomaniacs store is now fully restocked and has new items to sell.
Tiger Productions Diorama Products is proud to announce the purchase of the Tiger Werke line of 1/35 scale products from VMD Studios.
New releases of our popular 1st Texas Brigade series are now shipping. The 3rd and final multi figure diorama that can connect to the first two releases includes 3 figures at the battle of Antietam (AKA Sharpsburg) in their struggle against the Iron Brigade in Miller's corn field. Six new figures will also be released shortly to complete the series....
When DML brought out kits like their new Tigers it was considered the next 'evolutionary step in armor modelling. Now it seems as if a similar revolution is underway with their figures..
High on many modern modellers wish lists for a number of years, has been a new kit of the Lav 25 Piranha in 1/35th scale. Now after a long wait, Trumpeter have now released one....
The Scottish armor and vehicle manuacturer, Cromwell Models has just announced yet another interesting new product in 1/35th scale...
It seems like ages since there was some really solid news from Dragon however, now there is some significant news on several different fronts....
Perfect Scale Modellbau have added a new product to their catalog: the Diehl 513B tracks for M113 family vehicles.
Armorscale have sent us information about their new releases.
Voyager Model have once again surprised us with some great releases this month, as well as 2 new 1:48 scale PE sets.
Although the American "Wild West" has never been of an historical interest to me, it's what the West inspires that has always appealed to me. It's the idea of new frontiers, a hostile land, high adventure...
Heroic Miniatures, first introduced to Armorama readers in June 2005, have recently announced their latest releases and issued a few "in progress" photographs - including a bust! We are also able to bring you confirmation and photographs of the painted "Austrian Jager Officer, 1859", which we had previously announced as forthcoming.
The Shanghai-based company Trumpeter is perhaps better-known for its 1/35th AFV/Vehicle kits. Figures have not been an important part of its catalog although this may change...
One of the more interesting of the plethora of new companies in recent years, has been Echelon Fine Details. The company has gained an enviable reputation for itself in the production of some truly intriguing 1/35th decal sheets with a strong (although not exclusive) list of 1/35th sheets for modern vehicle subjects. This trend continues with three out of the four new releases this month...
This specialist range of resin/pewter model kits are arguably amongst the finest figurine/busts available and was awarded the Modell Des Jahres 2000.
Braille scale manufacturer ACE Model has just announced the latest addition to their accessories catalogue... an etched track set for Russian armour!
As Costas (Major_Goose) and I mentioned earlier this month, Seil Model have a tonne of new releases. At the time of posting the last news article (HERE), I mentioned that we did not have further information on three other new releases - which we now gladly bring you! All of these will be available on 15 August 2005.
This month Russian manufacturer Tank goes back to their usual WWII Soviet subjects, and let me say, these are once again a breathe of fresh air in the 1/35 scale figure market. It's not often we get to see WWII Soviet troops in advance/retreat poses, let alone some of them wounded!
Polish company Part is fast becoming well known for their PE sets for DML kits. This month they bring us 4 more PE sets for... you guessed it... DML.
Tiger Model Designs, has, in the last month or two, been releasing a series of 'teasers' about their plans for future releases. Now some of these releases have been announced and they are truly impressive...
The Scottish armor manufacturer Accurate Armour shows no indications of slowing down in its extraordinary release list - good for the AFV modeller, bad news for one's bank account...
Czech-Republic based PlusModel have a few new 1/35 scale diorama releases this month, as well a very nice selection of 1/48 paving stones - well your 1/48 vehicles need something to drive on don't they?
F.M. Beneito Miniatures is certainly not a new name to veteran figurists. Spanish miniature manufacturer F.M. Beneito has been around for some 20 years, producing some of the most amazing high quality - and competively priced - figures on the market.
Well, it looks like an exciting double feature from Seil Model this month.
Announced a month or two ago to a great deal of enthusiasm, Italeri's new kit should be welcomed within many sectors of the armor modelling fraternity...
There's only one military history release from Spanish company El Viejo Dragón Miniatures this month, but it is a beautiful Roman piece...
August's releases from Spanish miniatures company Andrea includes another impressive 90mm knight, and some equally impressive additions to their Sky Warriors (Pilots in 1:48) series.
NIMIX has released a new article: C/52 Artificial Snow.
I am afraid I cannot tell you much about the background of French manufacturer DES Kit, but what I can tell you is that they have a fantastic range of vehicles, figures and diorama accessories in various scales. Most significantly, however, DES Kit addresses the shortage of WWI and WWII French subjects.
Rest Models have just announced their latest 1/35 scale figure release, as well an exciting forthcoming addition to their catalogue... 1/48 scale figures!
Only one offering from Korean outfit Seil Model this month, and not even a military subject at that. But one cannot help admit, it is beautiful sculpt, and one that is guaranteed to score any modeller points with his lady!
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