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The Pacific Theater in WWII has long been overlooked in the general public as well as the modeling world.
Firestorm Models out of Australia gives builders another choice in commonwealth troops serving in the Pacific with their latest release.
Harper Castings is a 'subdivision' of the increasingly prolific Hardcorps Models. These new figures follow the theme established by Hardcorps - to concentrate entirely on the Pacific Theater....
Archer Fine Transfers released five new dry transfers sets for 1/16 scale armor models.
Dragon Models Limited (DML) added new model to their "'39 - '45 Series".
Dragon Models Limited (DML) added two new models to their 1/72 kits line.
Academy have just re-released their British Warrior MCV model in Operation Telic (Iraq 2003) version (set catalogue numer 13201).
Dragon Models Limited (DML) added new modern armor model to their 1/72 series: British Challenger 2 tank in KFOR markings. The kit catalogue number is 7222.
Trakz (A VLS Company) has released a conversion kit for the popular M26A1 Dragon Wagon recovery vehicle. This kit updates the truck to a "soft cab" version with over 20 resin pieces as well as a sheet of P/E and full instructions on modifying the Tamiya kit.
This month brings us several new WWII Figures from Warriors. All the figures are resin cast and 3 of them are 1/35 scale, the other is a 1/9 scale John Rosengrant bust. VLS has been kind enough to send us these items for review so stay tuned for more details on them soon.
Mission Models and Chris Mrosko of VLS are both reporting that Dragon/DML is going to re-release the M4A1 "early" Sherman in September. This is good news for Shermaholics and bad news for kit collectors who have been paying premium prices for this rare kit.
Echelon Fine Details have just released two decal sets for modern armor.
Blast Models have just released two new 1/35 scale resin figure sets.
Blast Models have just released another resin conversion set.
Dragon has just re-released thir 60cm Moerser "Karl" kit, but this time they added "X" to the kit number, making it 6179X. Of course they also changed the contents of the kit.
Final component to WEM's updates to Airfix's Sunderland.
Academy (Europe) announced three new diorama accessories releases on their website (http://academy-europe.de).
Academy (Europe) announced a new release on their website (http://academy-europe.de): 1/16 WW2 German Luftwaffe Officer figure.
Dragon has just released yet another figure set in their Normandy Campaign WWII 60th Anniversary series. This is another set of US. Army soldiers: Anti-Tank Team (set 6237).
Italeri has a new release for Napoleonic Wars period. 1/32 scale French Line Guard Infantry, also named as French Artillery Train on Italeri website.
Hobby Fan has just released a new set of figures: German Sd.Kfz. 251/1 crew (4 figures). Set catalogue number is HF560.
Eduard have just published a newsletter with the list of July releases.
Eduard have just published a newsletter with the list of July releases.
This second update for Airfix's Sunderland contains parts for detailing the weapons bay.
Dragon continues to enlarge their offer of 1/72 armor kits. They release both modern and WW2 subjects in this line.
Stevens International is requesting suggestions for future kit subjects from Trumpeter.
Hobby Fan have just released another conversion set for Tamiya AAV7A1 amphibious vehicle (1/35).
1/72 photo etched tie downs and chains for WW-II and Modern carriers from White Ensign Models.
Battlezone Miniatures have announced an interesting new release in 54mm scale AND some interesting news about new product availability....
Tristar are rapidly establishing themselves as one of the premier producers of plastic figures on the market. This new release will only enhance this reputation...
AFV Club has just released two new products on Taiwanese market.
Hobby Fan has just released another set of figures for German WW2 PaK40 gun.
Eduard has just published a "Quick preview" of their new photoetched sets. They produced two impressive looking sets for Trumpeter's US aricraft carrier Hornet.
White Ensign Models Ltd is considering a range of Italian WWII Air colors.
Italian Colours

They wrote, "We have the following colours lined up for production, but, as of today, there has been very little interest in a range of Italian aircraft colours...We are asking everyone who is interested to pre-order their paints. No card is ever charged until we ship an item, but we need to get some idea of whether we stop or go on this project". The list is as follows:
Mission Models are already well known for their high quality modeling tools, like EtchMate and recently released Grabhandler. This week Mission released a new tool: photoetched parts rolling tool called Multi-Tool.
Amongst the new publications from Osprey Publishing in July, will be
Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
(Osprey Modelling 11)
written by Brett Green...

Verlinden Productions has anoounced it's release schedule for August. Amongst the usual items are the following Figure Releases...
Once again, Ace Models has announced more new releases. This time they are:


July will, once again, see a considerable amount of new releases from Osprey Publishing. As usual a plethora of periods and interests are covered from the Zulu Wars to Zeppelins. Truly something for all tastes!
Osprey Publishing Ltd. has announced, in it's July Newsletter, the usual new releases. Amongst them is a book which will be of direct interest to Armor Modellers: Modelling the Jagdpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer' (Osprey Modelling No. 10).

Hannant's have announced the purchase of the Airwaves resin and etched-metal ranges, plus the Almark decal range from ED Models.

The purchase has included some existing stock, but quantities are quite limited.
Volume 53 in this series covered Fokker D VII aces from the four elite Jagdgeschwadern of the German army, and this follow-on volume charts the story of the many aces who flew the famed fighter in other units committed to combat in the final months of World War 1.

Here are the new releases from Formations, and you may be suprised to read, its not all sherman parts!

Another little surprise from Dragon, continuing their D-Day theme (albeit somewhat later than planned), DRA6235 is a set of U.S. Rangers..
Announced, but up until now, no images have been seen of this new figure set from Dragon...
HardCorps Models is a recently created company whose aim is to supply products for 'Pacific- War' modellers.
Alpha Image Workshop has launched its latest two-figure set. Under the title of Don't Shoot this 'mini-vignette' features a German soldier taking a Russian prisoner.
Roden Plant, a producer of quality aviation kits in both 1/48th and 1/72nd scale, have announced their new kit - A 1/48th scale OV-1A/JOV-1A
Concord Publications have released eighth book in ASSAULT: Journal of Armored & Heliborne Warfare series.
Mirage hits the market with another huge offering, an Afrika Corps figure in a relaxed pose.
Looks like Verlinden has a new 120MM offering on the way, depicting a German in Winter gear and carrying what appears to be a scoped K98.

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