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El Viejo Dragón is a Spanish figure manufacturer who have an ample catalogue of figures and accessories. This month sees the release of two new figures and a new accessory set....
Armorama.com recently passed the thirty-million mark for pages viewed on the site. This comes just short of the sites 3 year anniversary which will be on December 16th of this year. The success of the site is almost certainly due to the contributions of its members and staff who always seem to go out of their way to welcome and support the new members that are signing up daily.
Calibre 35 is another of those producers of resin parts from the Czech Republic.They carry a wide range of accessory/conversion sets in both 1/35th and 1/72nd. These new releases willcontinue to enhance their already excellent reputation.

My thanks, as ever to Terry Ashley and his superb P.M.M.S. Site for the heads-up....
The Spanish figure manufacturer, Elite Miniatures continues to increase its catalogue. This month sees two new releases - both in 70mm....
I really can't resist this one - I have just learned that Anders Heintz has been commissioned by Warriors for a series of 1/35th scale figures they have also bought his recent Vietnam-Era bust and will be marketing it shortly. Nice to see a sculptor of Ander's abilities getting 'promoted'......

Maple Leaf Models as the name implies, is a Canadian producer of high-quality resin conversion sets in 1/35th scale. Their products cover Commonwealth subjects and they have an increasing range of conversion sets for modern AFVs as well...
Concord is one of those publishing houses, whose books should find a place on every Armor modeller's bookshelves. Their list of titles is constantly expanding and this month, another highly useful book has been announced....
Italeri have just announced, through their website, some interesting new releases in both 1/72nd AND 1/35th scale....
PlusModel is a Czech Republic based manufacturer of 1/35th scal resin kits, Armor accessories and Diorama items. Their latest releases are extremely attractive with a mixture of interesting subjects...
Once again, Verlinden brings us its usual generous crop of new releases - once again covering figures, armor, aviation, ships and dioramas.

I must admit to be a little puzzled over these new releases - they are marked on the website as 'October' releases whereas in fact they are for December...
RESICAST is one of those companies whose catalogue is a real gold mine. It is one of the few companies who truly specialize in conversion sets, complete kits and figures in 1/35th scale for the Allied modeller....
New Verlinden Figure releases in 120mm. Two new large scale figure releases, both of which show a marked improvement in style, pose and detail....
Two new releases announced from Miniature Alliance as they offer two figures of widely differing styles...
George Schachinger of Wikingers Panzermodellbau has uploaded image of the biggest plastic model exhibition in Austria. This show took place from 25th to 26th of September in Ried/I., upper Austria.
Only three Figure-related titles this month from Osprey Publishinghowever, all of them cover interesting topics for both modellers and history buffs...
Once again, next month will bring a number of new titles of interest to the Armor Modeller. The most sought-after of the new releases will doubtless be Modelling the SdKfz 251 Halftrack considering the flood of new kit releases of this vehicle...
Once again, next month sees the usual crop of new releases from Osprey - These are the new Aviation releases...
Thanks to Matt Leese (matt) for tracking down information and pictures of Tamiya's exciting new release.
A new resin company, Obscureco has started making resin parts for Aircraft kits. Their website http://www.obscureco.com has the list of their current resin lineups. I'll try to give a short review on how nice these resins are.
Previously announced, but no images have been available up until now, these new releases seem to indicate (if the first set are anything to go by) a marked improvement in the quality of the new Dragon Figure sets.
News from the recently held Tokyo Model Show has been seeping through bit by bit. With the help of a photo-report on Hobby-Link (Japan). In the first instance, my thanks go to Robert Blokker (FAUST) for passing it on...
Model Point has released 9 new ammunition sets.
I may have missed this release earlier this year, but Nemord is apparently making two 1/35th Canadian troopers in Normandy 1944. Also released is a set of Bradley crew...
Hi All,

Well, you've been waiting patiently (OK, mostly patiently) for Mad Peter Hall to finish his handiwork. We're happy to announce that he's wrapped it up, and the set is being etched right now. The price will be a bit higher than anticipated, because he's gone right over the top with this one!

Cobra Company is one of those true 'specialist' manufacturers. As the name suggests, they produce (mainly) aftermarket sets for helicopters in a variety of scales.
A few months ago, the future release list from Trumpeter was published here and there is little doubt that there were some real surprises. Now (once again) Thanks to Terry Ashley and his excellent P.M.M.S. Website , comes news of some very interesting new releases...
Once again some new releases from Andrea, not perhaps as many as previous months, but interesting nevertheless...
ACE company just begun production of a BMD-1 Airborne Combat Vehicle (#72114).

Tristar Models, when it announces a new release, certainly creates a great deal of expectation in the modelling community. With this forthcoming release, there is little doubt that a considerable amount of interest will also be generated....
A few weeks ago, Tamiya announced what was, for them, a radical departure, with the release of a new range of 1/48th scale armor kits. The first signs of this new direction came in the form of a Kettenkrad in 1/48th, the Tokyo Hobby Show, served as a shop window for their future intentions....
Quartermaster's Depot is proud to announce...

The Serious Modeller's Guide to Canadian M109 Series S.P.G.s
Canadian Armour Series - Volume 2
By Barry Beldam.
In a recent edition of the British magazine Military Modelling I saw an advert for this Japanese figure manufacturer. As the range of Miniature Park is so extensive, In this story I will concentrate solely on their 1/35th scale range...
When Dragon Models Ltd. unveiled their new releases at the Tokyo Hobby Show a week or two ago, there were only a few images and even less detail available. Now we are able to bring you some details of two of the new releases....
Master Box Ltd. is a new manufacturer in 1/35th scale. Based in the Ukraine, the company has a small but (very interesting) range of vehicle kits in 1/35th scale...
Three new releases announced from the VLS subsidiary, WARRIORS This time two of the sets come with a rather useful feature....
Once again, Eduard brings a large selection of aftermarket sets in 1/35th scale.
It seems that nowadays, one cannot browse the catalogues of the major after-market manufacturers without finding yet more AM sets for Revell's superb 1/72nd Scale U-Boat. The latest to join this list, is EDUARD....
We have in stock two new Resin Zimmerit Sets from ATAK.
Normally, the job of posting news is an interesting and pleasant task. Unfortunately, the negative side of our hobby occasionally comes to the forefront. No more so than the Customer Alert from Alpine Miniatures ...
Alpha Miniatures are a New Zealand based business manufacturing 54mm Pewter figurines.
Plastic injection kits of WW1 naval subjects, are unfortunately about as rare as teeth on hens...With one of their new releases, ICM are going a long way in helping to rectify the situation....
Icm lists a new set of seven german flight and ground crew as one of the new releses for 2004.
A long missed war looks like it's finally getting a little bit of it's due in 1/35th STYRENE with the upcoming release of a set of four German Assault troopers from ICM.
Three new WWII figures from Mirage Hobby arrived at Squadron on Wednesday, and at least one of them offers up a brand new selection I have never seen in any other scale -- USN at Normandy.
ACE company just begun production of a kit #72113 2S9 Mortar/Howitzer Nona.

Tracks are photo-etched (along with some kit parts).

Decals for 5 versions:

2x SFOR

1x Guard unit

1x Airborne u8nit

1x Russian Naval Infantry

More details and photos of prototype can be found :

HERE
Once again, a huge batch of new releases from EDUARD this time in the field of Aviation. Decals, photo-etch and even complete kits!
Academy has finally given us some details of their future releases. Three armor/vehicle kits and two aircraft...
Dragon is releasing a few more figure sets. At the recent Hobby show in Japan
they also announced the Tiger will be the (first production) type - used at Leningrad.


A 1/48 scale Douglas Skyknight has long been high on modellers' wish lists and the wait is almost over.
When I got our latest review samples from VLS I was immediately struck by the new packaging VLS is using for Warriors' figure sets. Instead of the black box, the figures now come in a clear plastic material much like an "action figure" at ToysRUs. This is a nice change in my opinion as now people can easily see the contents without feeling guilty about opening the box. And hobby stores will likely welcome this change as well because of security and the ease in which the packs can now be hung on a rod.
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