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  • The Frankenthal Minehunter Class 332 built by Lurssen.
The Frankenthal Class (Type 332) minesweepers have been built for the German Navy by Abeking & Rasmussen and Lurssenwerft shipyards. They were built between 1992 and 1998 and are part of the German Navy's minesweeper Squadron 1, with headquarters in Olpenitz.

The ships share a common hull design with the Hameln Class Type 343 minesweepers, built by the same prime contractor, an industrial consortium led by STN Systemtechnik Nord. The ships are constructed of non-magnetic steel.

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One of the more frustrating/complex/irritating (delete where applicable) jobs in figure painting, is undoubtedly painting rank insignia on camouflage uniforms. Now, help is at hand from the decal specialist Echelon Fine Details
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Only a few days after releasing a batch of new releases (in a variety of scales) Echelon Fine Detailsare at it again, with even MORE releases.
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You wait years for one Staghound to come along and then another arrives hot on it's heels. Italeri have finally released their 1/35 scale kit of the Staghound mark one armored car.
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A short time ago Gator’s Paint Masks posed the question to modelers as what painting accessories they would most like to have. Well, ol’ Gator listened and proudly introduces his new line of painting accessories and an alternative to costly punch sets. The new painting accessories include 1oz and 4oz graduated mixing cups, 8oz lab bottle and a 3 piece sable hair detail brush set.
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Classic Warship Publishing proudly announces the release of two new Ship Craft books, British Battlecruisers of the Second World War and Fletcher Class Destroyers. As with all Ship Craft titles, these books are written with the modeler and researcher in mind. Both books retail for $19.00.
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The Model Cellar, Great War specialists, have recently announced the release of a new 1/48 scale pilot, one which would make a great little addition to virtually any 1/48 scale WWI German aircraft - or look great even on its own.
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US based Skullcrafts started out as a relatively small venture, who's products are primarily targetted at the tabletop wargaming miniatures market. That said, as is so often the case in this wonderful hobby of ours, many of the products can also be used by figure and diorama modellers. Here's a look at their catalogue.
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In a welcome addition to the Dragon range of Allied figures comes news from the Dragon USA site s of a new Generation 2 figure set.

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SKP Model of the Czech Republic are a relatively new manufacurer who are combining injection-mouldled kits with a useful range of update sets. This is their latest.
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Verlinden Productions have recently announced their forthcoming January 2008 releases - including a 1:35 scale D-Day vignette and a new 200mm figure.
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The Model Cellar, Great War specialists, have recently announced the release of a new 1/48 scale pilot, one which would make a great little addition to virtually any 1/48 scale WWI German aircraft - or look great even on its own.
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MK35 have announced a new accessory in 1:35 scale - a Public Bench.

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White Ensign Models is here with a look at their upcoming photo etch set for the new 1/350 IJN Takao. The set will include two large frets for all the ships in the class, including the Takao in her 1944 fit. John has even included enough awning stantions to cover the quarter deck or the foc’s’le. Retail cost will be 42.51 pounds. WEM is taking pre-orders now.
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Meteor Productions sends us a sneak peek of their upcoming nautical releases. The 1/35 HMS Victory Launch will include parts to show her provisioning the ship (food and water), kedging (towing an anchor ahead of the ship when becalmed, then hauling in the anchor line to move the ship ahead) and for armed landing parties. The exact release date and cost has yet to be announced.
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Building Trumpeter Models 1/350 scale CV-14 Ticonderoga ? Well mate, Eduard Model Accessories has just the aftermarket accessory upgrade for you!

Here is the latest release in full color, high resolution splendor!
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New to Model Shipwrights is Moebius Models. Moebius Models was founded by Frank Winspur in order to bring back classic scifi and horror kits. Moebius is proud to announce their upcoming release, the 1/128 Seaview from the movie and tv series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” The Seaview is the first kit produced by Moebius Models as part of their agreement with Synthesis Entertainment.
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Osprey Publishing have recently announced the following figure modelling related titles, due to be released during January through March 2008.
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Tank Workshop have now released four new update sets in 1/35th scale.
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Revell Germany sends us production photos of their new 1/350 Bismarck. There is a lot of nice details here and it looks like they have another winner on their hands.
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The Ukrainian Braille Scale manufacturer Ace Model has announced a new model of the 3.7cm Pak.35/36 in 1/72 scale.

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Skp have announced a new book on the subject of the Challenger MK.VIII (A30).
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Few companies are showing the enthusiasm that RealModel is with the Stryker in 35th scale. Here are their latest offerings.
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Accurate Armour have just announced one of their biggest list of releases in quite a while. WWII vehicles sets include the Staghound and the Panther while the Post-War and Modern ranges are also expanded.
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Accurate Armour have just announced more releases in 1/48th scale aimed at the aviation modeler - particularly for those who want to add support vehicles to dioramas.
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Hauler have just announced the perfect complement for those thirsty quarter-scale Sturmoviks on your flightline.
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Osprey Publishing have just sent us images of the covers of their future releases for January and March 2008.
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Spanish manufacturer El Viejo Dragón Miniatures have just announced the release of two new 54mm figures from two very different eras.
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One of the most enduring APCs and a favourite of modelers must be the M113. Now Academy are set to release a 1/35 scale model of the M113/A3 “OIF” in January 2008 so be warned - don’t max out your credit card over Christmas.
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PiLiPiLi Miniatures are proud to announce a new addition to the Man O War series of busts:
  • The Italian Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the Cavour (formerly known as t
On 22 November 2000, a contract was drawn up between Fincantieri and the Italian Ministry of Naval Defence to supply an aircraft carrier vessel, known as the Nuova Unita Maggiore (NUM) or 'New Major Vessel', to the Italian Navy.

The Cavour was launched in July 2004 and began sea trials in 2006. The aircraft carrier will be commissioned in December 2007 and enter service in May 2008.
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Here's a "sneek peek" inside the box of Dragon Models Limited new "Premium Edition" kit, "HMS Invincible", in 1/700 scale plastic injection.
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In Holland a new company has appeared on the market. Reality in Scale is a company specializing in diorama products. In this, a very complete report on the company's products we take a look on what's on offer.
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In Holland a new company appeared on the market. Reality in Scale is a company specialised in diorama products. Nothing special you might say but Reality in Scale seems to make their name true in their products since the products show next to a good quality also a very high originality when it comes to subjects.
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K59 are a Hong Kong based company who produce a range of 1/35th scale update sets for a variety of vehicles.
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Mk35 Editions have announced this new 1:35 scale Wall in ceramic and resin.
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HOT NEWS in from our mates across the pond in Russia, an announcement of a new model manufacturer, AND test shots of their first offering!
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DML have just sent us images of their new Gun Crew set in 1/35th scale.
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BMK is here to announce the release of their latest turned brass barrel offering. New to the inventory is the 15"/42 (38,1cm/42) gun barrel in 1/700. The 15"/42 gun barrel was used by many British warships including the Queen Elizabeth, Royal Sovereign (1916), Glorious, Repulse, Hood, Vanguard, Marshal Soult and Roberts Classes. These barrels with retail for $1.48 each and are available in single barrel quantities.
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I would like to inform you that we have just introduced new 75mm figures’ series: Cossack XVIIc; Hetman Poland XVIIc
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Helo Miniatures have announced their latest releases in both 1/35th and 75mm scales,
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LionMarc Model Designs have just announced a series of interesting releases in 1/35th scale.
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RealModel have just announced their latest releases in their increasingly invaluable series of printed ration boxes.
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Voyager Model have just announced their latest releases in 1/35th scale.
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Pit-Road Models proudly announces turn brass barrel upgrade for the 1/350 Takao and Chokai. These upgrades include barrels for the main and secondary armament. For the Takao, the kit includes ten 20cm replacement barrels and eight 12.7com replacement barrels. This kit will retail for $29.46.
The barrel upgrade for the Chokai includes ten 20cm replacement barrels and four 12cm replacement barrels. This kit will retail for $27.62.
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Drabant Military Miniatures have announced new available items. All of them are foot soldiers.
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Continuing their partnership with Pit-Road, Trumpeter Models introduces their 1/700 USS New Orleans in its 1942 fit. This kit will feature the option of modeling either a full hull or waterline version of the cruiser. Another nice feature that Trumpeter has started is the inclusion of the main armament barrels molded with the blast bags. This looks to be another fine kit from Trumpeter.
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Fantastic Plastic Models stays on the cutting edge of Sci-Fi modeling in the Star Wars genre. Releasing old and new subjects across the Star Wars Tilogy
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Andy Meyers, owner of Special Ops Models kindly informed us about their new company and products.
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Mr. Jung, the president of Seil Models has kindly informed us about their December releases. Beside a 90 mm mounted figure, they are releasing a 75 mm figure and a 54 mm figure.
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