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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....
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..
ACE Model have recently announced the following new releases for the "braille scale" market:
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.
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.
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...
Braille scale manufacturer ACE Model has just announced the latest addition to their accessories catalogue... an etched track set for Russian armour!
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...
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...
US firm Formations continue to expand their impressive range of equally impressive Sherman upgrade, conversion and detailing sets.
I must say, initially I was disappointed to see that there was only one new release from Voyager this month, however, when I saw the size of this PE set, I knew why...
Normally I do not like writing a news article without conclusive evidence, and preferably some reference to the kit on the manufacturer's website. Acting on a "tip off" from a very reliable source I set off in search of the mystical new Trumpeter range of kits. The only reference I had to work off was a suprising short thread on Missing-lynx. Eventually I found pictures of the elusive new 1/48 "Project Sherman" in my very own backyard.
1/72 scale specialists ACE Model have just announced the latest addition to their stable...
Armorscale have sent us info about their new releases and products to be released soon.
It's been a while since we heard from Czech manufacturer Calibre 35... Or is that Calibre 48? Or perhaps even Calibre 72?
As you may have guessed, Calibre 35 has extended their range of products to 1/48 and 1/72, titled Calibre 48 and Calibre 72 respectively.
No matter how much PE you throw in the box, there will always be someone to release an additional PE set. In this case the former being DML, and the latter once again Polish company Part.
Concord Publications have just released their latest editions in the Armor At War and ASSAULT: Journal of Armored & Heliborne Warfare Series.
It has been two months since the last fantastic set of new releases from Spanish company MIG Productions. Once again MIG has succeeded in producing some very interesting releases, and once again they need to be summed up in two seperate news reports. This time, however, not between armour and figures... but rather naval (Warships) and everything else!
July 2005 sees the release of the much awaited Tamiya Leclerc...
ACE Model recently announced yet another 1/72 release...
Once again, Archer Fine Transfers have produced a long list of new releases in both 1/35th and a cross-scale range of transfers...


Somewhat overshadowed by the recent plethora of 3-in-1 kits, Dragon has announce the release of a new updated and perfected Henschel Jagdtiger that will be "a leader amongst kits".
Armorscale - new company from Poland, dynamically expand their range of products.
It has been a while since we heard anything from Allied model specialists Resicast. Resicast have been hard at work producing 3 more conversion sets for Tamiya's Universal Carrier (including the 2 pre-release announcements by Jim Rae in October 2004), as well as an exciting new series, with the intention of lifting the burden on modellers' wallets.
About six years ago ROYAL MODEL was established, with production limited to only basic 1/35 scale products and diorama accessories. Since then ROYAL MODEL has grown, expanding their range with new products such as the resin accessories and photogravure to super detail 1/35 and 120mm tanks, arms, equipment and figurines. Most recently they have added AM products for super detailing 1/72 kits!
Accurate Armour have just confirmed these new armour releases. It really is a very nice mixed bag of goodies. What is interesting is that they have released wheel sets for the Marquette Archer - the Archer kit that is allegedly an Accurate Armour knock-off...
A few months ago, I discovered this (relatively) new Brazilian Company. I was very impressed with their small, but ery interesting range of 1/35th scale truck kits and conversions. Now Panzer Resin Models have announced their latest release....
Perfect Scale were until now known only from one 1/35 product - excellent engine set for Tamiya Leopard 2 model (link to review). Now they introduced another product in this scale, and it is a full kit this time.
Dragon Models Limited have finally given the release date AND details othe features in both kits.

The release date is given (officially) as July 2005...
Simply not enough work is done (on my part) to cover what is coming out in 1/72nd scale, to retify this and to 'mollify' the many braille-scalers out there, I have decided to do a 'Compilation' story looking at the recent releases from various manufacturers...
Good as they are, DML's SdKfz 251 series, in several areas, do need a touch of improvement. In some areas of the kit the (inevitable) thickness of the plastic really cries out for improvement. These new releases from the Polish company Part, should be of interest to anyone who takes their 251s seriously...
It's been a long time in the catalogues and the news forums, but now it appars there is some movement... Trumpeter has now let us see inside the box....
For those of you unaware of the existence of this company, let me just give a brief summary... HardCorps Models are one of those vitally useful 'niche' companies. In other words, they produce a range of products within a common theme. In the case of HardCorps, updates, conversion sets and decals for the U.S.M.C. in a variety of theaters...
Thanks to a link provided by David Maynard (DRADER), I have been able to get my hands on some of the Test-Shots of Trumpeter's forthcoming KV-2...
This is not the first story that I have run on the products of the Russian company, Miniarm. Previously, the stories have been about the availability of their products via ModelPoint U.S. who have been importing this highly attractive range....
The Ukrainian company ACE Model have just announced yet another new, 1/72nd scale release...
The products of he Chinese manucfaturer, Voyager Model are featuring more and more in the review section of Armorama. Understandably, as few companies are producing such a diverse range of products...
A month or two ago, I wrote a news story by way of introduction, to the Polish company Armorscale. Now I am able to bring news of their latest and future releases - again in 1/35th scale..
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