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It's been a little while since our last update from Accurate Miniatures but they're still alive and kicking and released a pretty big update yesterday. You'll be pleased to hear that they have updated their current production schedule and will be releasing their own line of decals.
IPMS-Austria held their annual kit exhibition/contest between 13. and 14. September 2003 in the aircraft museum at Graz/Thalerhof.
The 8 inch 'RAIL Multi Head' is the NEXT GENERATION photo-etch bending tool from The Small Shop and The Small Shop EU (Europe).
One of Osprey Publishings latest releases is V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-1952. Written by Steven Zaloga and illustrated by Robert Calow, this book explores the combat record of the V-2 in WWII.
The latest AMTech newsletter gives an exciting sneak preview of a new AMtech Limited Gold Series. The first releases will be a series of three 1/48th scale F2H Banshee models.


This movie is based upon the tenth novel, "The Far Side of the World" in the "Master and Commander" series by Patrick O'Brian, which started in 1969, inspiring 20 installments, all set during the early 19th century Napoleonic Wars, following the high seas adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his ship surgeon Stephen Maturin (also a spy).
According to the trades, Hanks and his Playtone producing partner Gary Goetzman are reuniting with the Saving Private Ryan director to mount a new 10-part WWII miniseries, dubbed for now "Untitled World War II Pacific Theater Project," which is on the fast track at DreamWorks.
Model Point 120mm barrels in 44 and 55 calibre lengths are now available from Trackjam Models. The 120mm L44 barrel is for the Leopard 2 A5 and earlier versions, while the 120mm L55 barrel is for the Leopard 2A6. Both are available for the Italeri Leopard 2A5 kit or the Tamiya Leopard 2A5 kit.
The Small Shop will be releasing a revolutionary new product this month, hair for figures! They will be displaying their new ware at Euro Militaire. This event is annually held at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone UK (September 20-21st) and they will follow that up a week later at AMPS East in the US.
Verlinden continues the monthly release of different kits. Nine new kits and two book will see the commercial light of day next October.
British company SASmodels.com has just launched its first-ever kit for diorama builders - a half-destroyed farmhouse in 1:35 scale. It's called Sniper Villa and aimed at anyone building WW2 or Special Forces scenarios.
Cobra Company is now taking orders on their latest release, a 1/35 scale detail/correction set for the Panda UH-1D. Shipment begins September 2, 2003.
Yes, A new, more accurate set of T-62 turrets for the Tamiya kit, and reworked masters for the TOS-1 "flamethrower Projector" from SP Designs
ACE models company from Ukraine just begun production of 1/72 model of a recovery vehicle on BMP-1 chassis.

More details about this kit can be found at Ace Scale Models.
Today we have a special treat. While doing some research, Michael Reeves (Jeeves) conducted an interview with Lt. Col. Clarence Dart, a former Tuskegee Airman. Michael was gracious enough to submit this interview for publishing so everyone could see it.

Continuing to provide updates to the modeling community, Accurate Miniatures has unveiled two of their upcoming releases-the Ilyushin II-2m-3 and the RAF Mustang Mk. 1A.
Fresh off their trip to the IPMS Nationals in Oklahoma City, Cobra Company has released their latest product-a UH-1B Backdate Set.
1/72 plastic kit of a LAV-C command post just released by ACE models.
Decals for 2 USMC versions and SFOR one.
More details about new kit and some reference photos can be found here:
[url]http://www.acemodel.com.ua/?p=model&id=172&s=&l=en[/url]
Accurate Miniatures has been quiet for a few weeks but they've posted quite a hefty update on their site today. Their update includes a release schedule as well as research info on their upcoming SB2U Vindicator.
Osprey Publishing needs your help. They have published an online survey to solicite some response in order to improve the quality of their website.
Custom Aeronautical Miniatures has unveiled their latest releases-three new decal sheets for the jet modeler. These new sheets are for those wanting to model the MIG-29A and EA-6B.
Our first eight 54mm Germanic tribes figures are available ready for purchase. On our new German page you can see pictures of them painted and unpainted, just click the camera icons.
Mike Grant Decals has announced two new sheets of decals on their (his) website. The new decals are the BAE Hawk T.1 and the DHC Chipmunks.
Verlinden are going to release 10 new items in September. Everything from Dozer conversion kit, to a Damaged Panther.
Eduard Model Accessories is back again with their usual monthly release of photoetch frets and plastic kits. Hilighting their kits this month is their new Sopwith F.1 Camel RFC in 1/48 scale.
Hidden and Dangerous, released by Illusion Softworks in 1999, will soon have a followup, Hidden & Dangerous 2. While not available world-wide this new game looks to have some amazing rendered graphics and unique gameplay.
You knew it was coming and it's finally here. Following the release of their very successful P-47 Razorback, Tamiya is getting ready to release the popular "Bubbletop" version that everyone has been waiting for.
For a reason I can't explain, its been a while since I've posted an update from the great folks over at Twobobs. They have recently released the NAVY 1 decal insert which allows you to model the S-3B Viking that carried President Bush onboard USS Abraham Lincoln.
This is Gekko Graphics first appearance here on Armorama and they do so with the release of two new sets of decals. Gekko Graphics is an Australian based decal company that produces decals in 72nd, 48th, 32nd, 35th and 24th scale.
Now that the IPMS Nationals are over and the fine folks over at Cobra Company have returned, they have gotten back to the grind and turned out another set of limited edition decals for all you rotor heads out there.
On July 21st, Graphsim Entertainment announced the North American release of F/A-18 Operation Iraqi Freedom. A new Windows® PC flight simulation game, you are flying missions based on the recent war in Iraq.


Following up their four aircraft released in June, Roden has announced that they will be releasing three new aircraft kits in September 2003
Supercon 2003 is returning again this year thanks to the Fort Worth Scale Modelers in Fort Worth Texas. With the theme of "Machines That Changed the World", your sure to see some very interesting subjects presented.
Trackjam Models and Maple Leaf Models announce the release of their jointly produced Leopard C1 (Early) conversion kit for use with the Italeri Leopard 1A4.
After an absence of three years, Cooper Details has re-emerged with a new website and 21 new products to add to your stash of ever increasing modeling products.
It's been a little while since I've updated everyone on news from Collect-Aire and it's a shame. Collect-Aire has lots of things going on so I'll give you a quick rundown.
Verlinden has announced eleven new releases for August 2003... As usual, the releases are split across categories so that we can all find something new this time around!
ACE company just begun production of this kit. Decals are for four vehicles (2 Desert storm ones).
More details can be found here:
http://www.acemodel.com.ua/?p=model&id=167&s=&l=en
Extra detail is proud to announce the addition of some new distributors of their products as well a a new series of maps. The maps are from originals and are so detailed that you can even see the street names (with good eyes).
There are some very interesting "Future Releases" from Osprey Publishing due out soon. One of which will be of interest to those participating in the Barbarosa Campaign.
Cobra Company is making the trip out to the IPMS Nationals next week to setup shop as a vendor at the show. Because of that, they're going to be out of pocket for a while.
Accurate Miniatures has updated their website today with some great news for those of you waiting on their latest releases. Judging by the pic of their warehouse, it looks like they've been busy down there in North Carolina.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics is getting to release several new sheets of decals. Several new sets sporting artwork of OEF and OIF are soon coming available.
Cobra Company has unveiled their latest release-a set of decals for SOAR MH-60's. The decals are available in three scales or as one full sheet.
The latest kit from Monroe Perdu is a unique vignette depicting the booksellers stalls along the Seine river in Paris. The book vendors have been in place along the quays for centuries, so this kit will be the perfect backdrop for figures of practically all eras and armies. It builds into a versatile setting for military and civilian figures as either occupier or tourist.
The Plasticmodeller's clubs KPM Brno and DDM Junior Brno held their annual exhibition on June, 7th 2003 in the Technical Museum Brno/CZ.
BLAST MODELS is expending it's line of resin accessories fast! There are already great accessories for some Pz III and Pz IV on the eastern front.
Verlinden has scheduled no less then eleven new releases for july 2003. Different figures from Napoleonic times to the Vietnam war and also a couple of detailsets.
I received an interesting email today from Alan Griffith, President of AMtech Models. Seems there has been a lot of speculation by the modeling community on rumors of a new P-40B/C and Mr. Griffith wanted to lay those rumors to rest.
Cobra Company is back again this month with their latest release-a M-230 Cannon Set for MRC Blackhawk helicopters.
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