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I would like to inform that MMP just published a new book: Adolf Galland by Robert Michulec & Donald Caldwell. B5 size, soft cover. 88 pages (8 in colour)
One of Austrians best model clubs, the IGM Wr. Neustadt held its annual exhibition from 29th to 30th of March in a small aircraft museum, called "Aviaticum". So not only scale models, but also the real stuff could be examined.
Look for something out of the ordinary. Armortek’s 1/6th scale Tiger I may just fit the bill. This steel and aluminum constructed tank features scale armor thickness (some aluminum plates are up to 16mm thick!) and working torsion bar suspension – just like the real thing. It is 1373mm (54 inches) long, and 622mm (24 inches) wide. The tank stands 478mm (19 inches) high and weighs in excess of 70 kg (150lbs). WOW!
Accurate Armors latest 1/35th scale vehicle kit releases are the DEACON 6 Pr Portee (K113), the Land Rover XD TUM WMIK (LR003) and the RB 17/19 Crawler Excavator (K133).
Eduard Model Accessories has recently released two new kits for April. The first is a 1/48th scale biplane in the form of the Albatros W.4 German floatplane fighter. The second is a 1/72nd scale DH-2 biplane. Both kits are available in the ProfiPACK version

Eduard has also released a very nice and very colorful Photoetch set for the F-104C/J Starfighter. Personally, I can’t wait until May as their Photoetch kit for the SCUD-1c set.

See http://www.eduard.cz/ for more details.
Build-A-Rama, a product line dedicated to producing military diorama essentials for 1:18 scale modeling and diorama building, has recently released 5 new 1:18 scale products including: Manpack Radio sets (WWII and NAM), Fuel & Repair Set, Hedge Hogs and Barbed Wire Sets.
Quartermaster's Depot announces new uniform and equipment decals, posters and signs this month.
Its that time of year again and after restructuring their distribution process, Twobobs needs to conduct an inventory clearance sale to clear space in their warehouse (Bobs spare bedroom)-which I'm sure his wife will be glad to see!
I received an update yesterday from Lou Maglio, the owner of Collect-Aire Models, and he had some news regarding the 1/48 B/BR-66 Destroyer which is shipping now and the upcoming 1/32 F-80C Shooting Star.
Collect-Aire is back with two new announcements. They have restocked the F3H-2M/N Demon and their new E2C Hawkeye will begin shipment in April.
Monroe Perdu has finally released a kit which has been on "the drawing board" for more than three years. The new kit, MPD-019 Roadside Pulpit, will compliment your AFV's and figures in all of your Normandy dioramas.
Verlinden Productions has released about 10 new products this month.
The Ukrainian manufacturer ACE Models announced that it has begun production of a 1/72 scale Iraqi upgraded T-55 (Enigma). ACE catalog number is 72152.
Cobra Company is back again-this time with a new release in their 72nd scale line of aircraft detail sets. The new parts are for the Airfix and MPC 1/72nd Scale FW-189.
By now you've probably seen or heard about this long-awaited kit. The expected delivery date of May is fast approaching and the hype for this kit is really picking up.
ACE company just started production of a BTR-50PK kit (#72146). This about the BTR-50PK from JED: This model has full overhead armor protection and NBC system with the troops entering and leaving the vehicle by two rectangular roof hatches that open either side. In the roof at the front of the hull a single piece hatch cover that opens forwards. Two ventilators are fitted, one at the front of the troop compartment on the right side and one at the rear of the troop compartment on the right side. It is likely that these were mainly converted BTR-50P.

For more info on this vehicle visit JED
I'm a little late one this one but I found the latest aircraft photoetch releases by Eduard today. Lots to choose from including express masks, great photoetch and two new plastic kits.
After some delays the long awaited release of the 1/72 EC-135N/E ARIA/ALOTS is here. Also called a "Droop-Snoot" or "Snoopy Nose", only 5000 kits of these kits are being produced which is made from a never released ERTL KC-135 kit.
After being out of stock for a while, the YF-23A Black Widow II is now back in stock over at Collect-Aire Models. This is a hot seller and is hard to keep in stock according to Collect-Air.
Interested in Modern Russian/Soviet vehicles, but you don't want to scratchbuild them all? SP Designs, which has been around for years, has many of the kits you are looking for in 1/35 scale.
Ukrainian company ACE Models just begun production of a latest Russian upgrade of famous MT-LB transporter. BTR-80 turret utilized with this version. The kit also includes photo-etched parts.
The first figures of MIG Productions are these two Soviet tankers. Two figures in action, perfect for use in a diorama together with other figures. You can use them for any period between 1942 and 1945, in different tank types, from the Sherman to the T-34 or a JSII.
We are happy to release three new 54mm scale Gladiators this month. We have 3 new gladiators, a Laquerarius, a medium gladiator and a Dimachaerus.
The following new items were announced by Verlinden Productions on February 28, 2003:
I had the pleasure of meeting Ken Lawrence from Pacific Coast Models when I was at the Silicon Valley IPMS show earlier this month. In case you haven't run across PCM before, they specialize in kits from the Italian Air Force and Italian Army as well as offering their own manufactured kits. Recently they have added a variety of armor/figure kits from Historica, Cri.El Model, and CA MA Models.
ACE Model Company from Kiev, Ukraine has just begun production of a 1/72 PT-76 (Amphibious Scout Tank), Kit #72142.
Military Miniatures Warehouse has been selling high quality Civil War and other era figures for some time now. They have taken the figure dealing to another level and has stared to produce their own kits. The first kit in the series is a 3 figure Civil War set called Stonewall Down: Chancellorsville, 1863
DreamCatcher has a selection of new items on the horizon. James Welch (CaptainJack) is proud to announce that the figures shown here will be available soon (or may be already). For more information click on the Company Web Site link (at Right) or contact them directly.
A new expansion pack is available for the PC game, Battlefield 1942. Called "Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome, this module lets you play key campaigns in the Italian campaigns of WWII. Players can choose to fight on six new maps, including Operation Husky (Sicily) and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees, and even the Monte Cassino monastery.
Controllable vehicles are the heart of the Battlefield 1942 experience and The Road To Rome features eight new vehicles in addition to the more than 30 available in the original title. These include the German Bf-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter bombers. Also debuting are an Italian torpedo boat as well as British and German tanks and antitank guns.
We received an email today from the fine Bobs over at TwoBobs announcing the impending release of eight new decal sheets. They have received the 1/48 scale sheets from their publisher and they may be available for purchase as early as this weekend.
Just out this three man set, Reference DC 54010, depicts three APC crew members during a moments reîte, a lull in the tension of the Gaza strip. Shown in relaxed poses, with light gear these figures can easily accompany any AFV/APC in the current IDF stables. Price Euros 24.70
Following in the footsteps of their previous releases of 1/32 scale fighters, Tamiya has updated their original F-15E Strike Eagle kit which is now called the 'Bunker Buster'.
Well, I tried to hold onto this for as long as I was able. But I am becoming pitifully slow at getting new content onto the site. Why? Well there are a number of factors, but suffice to say that with over 2000 members I am getting a lot more email and such asking for help and solving problems with the sites code/software. Having to worry less about adding content will also free me up for improving the functionality of the site and adding new areas, like the Campaigns module. So... I am finally to the point where I think I can let other users act as Editors to input feature articles and news stories.
Following on the heels of their very successful F-16B lithograph, TwoBobs has followed it up with one of my personal favorites-the F/A-18C "All American Bug" of the VFA-146 Blue Diamonds. They are now taking pre-orders for this awesome looking litho.
Hello Folks, after giving us new prices for shipment of orders, TwoBobs will be releasing some new decals for modern aircraft in 1:48 scale.
ACE models just started production of a new Russian ATGW vehicle AT-6 Spiral (Kit #72139). We have added many new projects and some vehicles added in the "Coming soon" section.
The entries in our first Diorama campaign have been judged and the winner has been selected. I would like to congratulate Toni (Envar) on his win with the entry, Dragon's Watch. His entry is on display in the gallery, as well as all the others. I would also like to thank Keith Magee for organizing, leading and contributing a prize for this campaign. I am sure all the guys will say that a prize wasn't really why they chose to build an entry, but winning one is certainly icing on the cake.
The folks at Platzdarm.com have sent over a list of some of the newer and upcoming releases for AIRES. Some items include a cockpit set and engine detal set (sold separately) for the Tamiya Me 262A kit. Read on for the whole list.
Ian Sadler has come through once again and spent untold hours scanning images from a Soviet government T55 Service Manual. I have taken these images and processed them for the web, merging them into one easy to read/print Adobe PDF document. For those who don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their system it's available at no charge on the Adobe Web site (www.adobe.com). The document is a little less than 2mb and contains 38 separate images from the manual. Russian text is also present on the images although I am not sure how readable it is.
A twin Engine Prop Contest will be held this week at Peters&partners Hobby Shop, Jakarta Indonesia. Indonesian Scale Model Association, ISMS, will make full coverage of the event. there are currently 17 modelers listed as participants. The contest focuses on aircraft with twin propellars both from WW2 til up the present day.
Every month CheapestHobbies.com is having a virtual model contest. January's contest is Armor, any type, any scale. The winners will recieve one of the following; 1/35 Tamiya Panther Ausf. A, 1/35 Willys MB Jeep, or a 1/35 Tamiya U.S. Infantry Weapons Set. You may enter two different models each contest, and one picture of each model.
The folks over at Platzdarm.com would like to share news of some new release 1/72 armor kits from Ace Models. They include a 1/72 MT-LBM 6MV Armored troop-carrier prime-mover. Their price on this modern Soviet kit is $8.50 (USD). They also have the 1/72 GAZ-AA (Soviet Ford AA) WWII army truck. And the price for that kit is $7.00 (USD). Read on to get direct links.

Today I received another email from Twobobs Aviation Graphics announcing a new incentive starting on Monday, January 13.
Rest Models has two new pre-WWII figher aircraft kits which are exclusively available at HobbyTerra.com. Both are 1/48 scale and pre-WWII era Soviet planes designed by Polikarpov. One, the I-15 also played a role in the Spanish Civil War.
RODEN officially announces the release of the following new products in January 2003. Roden specializes in 1/72 and 1/48 scale WWI aircraft, but also manufacturers other aircraft and a 1/72 Soviet IS-3 tank.
Pit-Road has been on a roll of late and has released many new warship kits for ship builders to salivate over. The folks at Hobby-Link Japan are reporting on a new USS Arizona (BB39) kit. You can read that story here. And there are several other kits of note.
The IPMS Lt. Alexander Pearson Modelers proudly annouce their annual invitational on May 31, 2003 at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Washington (USA). This years theme will celebrate the 100th year of flight.

Hong Kong Creation Workshop 1/35th scale Leopard II track is now available from Trackjam Models. Each set consists of 180 track links of which 170 have standard rubber pads and 10 have grousers. a total of 168 track links (84 per sode) are required.
Academy has announced the new release of two models on their website. They are the P-47N Special "Expected Goose" and F-51D Mustang "Korean War".
The end of December will see the release of the Anatov An-71 AEWR aircraft. The kit is in 1/72 scale and manufactured by Russian Project.
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