In this, the third report on Miniart's release plans for 2007, the attention turns to their AFV/Vehicle kits - included amongst tehm are no less than THREE subjects which have never been attempted in plastic
As modellers, apart from building bigger piles of brightly-colored boxes containing various models, we are also great consumers of products such as glues or paints. In this report from the Nuremberg Trade Show, i'll be bringing some information of new ranges and some expansion within existing ones...
This is my first report from this years Nuremberg Trade Fair for AeroScale so I trust you'll be patient! Amongst the many model manufacturers present was the Polish manufacturer Mirage Hobby who had a couple of VERY interesting new aviation releases on their stand...
If you want to detail your Wellington, your He 177 or your Fw 190 A-5, take a look at these impressive pictures of Eduard's latest Photo etched Sets!
Eduard have sent us some pictures of their new plastic kits (Me 262B DUAL COMBO, Spad XIII early DUAL COMBO and Roland C.II Weekend Edition). They are available now and you should see them soon on the shelves of your Local Hobby Shop.
Eagle Editions has announced some really impressive additions to their range of decals and books in their winter newsletter.
There is little doubt that one of the most welcome 'series' of vehicle kits in 1/35th scale were the KVs which started arriving a year or two ago amidst a great deal of critical acclaim. Now, the first of the HobbyBoss KVs are in production with many more to follow...
As any regular user of the News Section will realize, Masterbox Ltd. is a company which gets a reasonable amount of coverage. However, after my recent conversations with the company and the opportunity to see their NEXT releases, there are some extraordinary sets coming from them in the coming months...
Although MiniArt has gained a justifiably good reputation with its other ranges, one of the more innovative aspects of its release program has undoubtedly been their 1/35th scale buildings. Now, with the assistance of their catalogue, we're able to bring you their 2007 releases...
News in from across the pond at Revell of Germany", an announcement and a few details of their next addition in 1/144 scale plastic, "German Submarine U214" !
The last year or two has seen a series of new, injection-moulded styrene manufacturers emerge. One of the most interesting and imaginative, has undoubtedly been MiniArt...
Due to the prolific nature of DML's release schedule, the Nuremberg Toy Fair only saw a handful of new releases announced. These were covered, briefly, at the beginning of the show .on the News pages here. However, there is a LOT more coming in 2007...
Mr. Luca Marchetti of Pegaso Models has kindly announced us about their two new figure releases.
Alpine Miniatures is proud to present new 1/35th scale figures for 2007!
This is the first in the individual reports of a series which will be under the N'Berg '07 title. To start, we look at the Italian manufacturer, Italeri, a company which is going to be making a HUGE impact during 2007...
Italeri Models recently announced it's 2007 line-up of new kit offerings, and included were some highly interesting additions for us shipwrights! This NEWS story shines a spotlight on the subject of the upcoming M.T.M. "Barchino", another one of Italeri's "Large Scale Boats" in 1/35 scale plastic.
The Nuremberg Toy Fair is probably the largest event of its type in the world. The show is held exclusively for professionals in the sector - manufacturers, distributors and retailers all attend to showcase their new products for the coming year. One of the (very active) 'sectors' is the area which concerns us - modelling...
The Model Cellar comes with an interesting subject introduced by a 200 mm bust.
NEWS in from Academy Models, of a new 1/700 scale release, promising to be the finest kit available of the subject in it's scale, "The Titanic"!
Spanish manufacturer Andrea Miniatures comes with six new miniatures, all for different area of interests.
Alpine Miniatures is proud to present new 1/35 figures for 2007!
Ask any modeller of WWII Allied subjects for a list of five subjects they'd like to see kitted-out in plastic and it's a reasonable certainty that one of them would be the Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Now, from the Czech Republic, the first of this year's Humbers in 1/35th...
News in from Dragon Models Limited of their next re-tooled, re-issue, "Premium Edition" model kit, the "U.S.S. Arleigh Burke DDG-51", in 1/350 scale plastic!
Freebooter Miniatures from Germany, have a nice collection of 30 mm miniatures for the modellers who are interested in fantasy miniatures. They have announced their new figure release and an other upcoming item.
News in to the MSW newsfeed, Revell of Germany sends us details of their next version of the classic "Bismarck", promising a COMPLETELY NEW KIT DESIGN!
Alongside the 'Tirpitz', the most modern and best armed German Battleship, here proudly recreated as a model of more than 70 cm in length! The kit is manufactured using CAD, according to drawings, the latest documentation and information about the famous original warship.
Mr. Romeo Lorenzo from Romeo Models has kindly announced us about their upcoming figure release.
News in to the MSW newsfeed. . .
Revell of Germany sends advance details of their upcoming "Viking Ship"!
For all you two wheeled fans Revell brings a chopper to the shelves.
Here are the first four announcements of new kit releases to come from the Nuremberg show, as expected from Dragon!
What a design. Buck Rogers had some far fetched ships in its series. Here is a new one from Fantastic Plastic Models.
HobbyBoss caused quite a stir with their entrance onto the 1/48 scale AFV stage (including superdetailed T-34s) - and for some time their website has carried an intriguing "coming soon" under the 1/48 scale Aircraft tag...
ANT Miniatures have announced their new 54 mm figure releases.
Dodge Charges are coming in 1/24 scale from Testors. Two variants in two separate kits - standard Charge R/T and a Daytona R/T.
Much as the current 'crop' of new and revised Soviet armor kits are welcome, there still remains a difficulty in modelling some of the lesser-known variants. As these are unlikely (famous last words?) to be kitted-out in plastic, the alternative is to look for an AM manufacturer - step forward a relatively new concern: Anubis Creations...
Ferrari fans have another kit to add to thier collection. Inside and out this model mimics it's 1:1 big brother.
Drabant Military Miniatures have announced their new 40 mm figure releases.
Heroic Miniatures from Hungary have announced their latest figure release.
AMT/ERTL is adding some new kits of old cars. Here is another classic Buick
As a taster for MORE new releases, which will be announced at Nuremberg, Dragon mOdels Limited have announced their latest Smart Kit in 1/35th scale - the 38 (t)..
No less than three manufacturers have announced the Stryker (and some of its variants) in 1/35th scale. However, it looks as if AFV Club may well be first off the starting blocks!
Although previously announced, Dragon Models Limited have now published images of their forthcoming Marder III in 1/35th scale...
Metal Modeles have announced their new 54 mm figure release.
United Empire Miniatures have announced their latest 1/10 bust release.
Hasegawa have plenty to keep aircraft modellers busy during the cold winter nights. Along with the B-26B/C and P-39N due anytime now, the list of future releases and Limited Editions makes exciting reading.
Mike Bass of Stevens International has informed us that Congressman Andrews will be re-introducing the Military Toy Replica Act as both a stand-alone bill as well as attempting to have it included as a part of the 2008 NDAA (the Department of Defense’s annual authorizing bill). The 2007 list of House and Senate Armed Services Committee members are being posted shortly. Here is the House list (the Senate list will be forthcoming as soon as their web site is updated with the new members): http://armedservices.house.gov/list_of_members.shtml
It appears that the tactics of the licensors has lightened just a bit for now, but it is assumed they are simply waiting to see whether Congress loses interest in this issue. Therefore, our efforts need to continue, and Congressman Andrews remains committed to passing this legislation. Here is what needs to be done by our membership at this time in order to continue our quest to get this important piece of legislation passed:
From the list on the above web link, please call the Washington DC office(not your local office) of HASC members in your state. You can click on their names to obtain the contact information from the members own web site.
Ask for the aide in charge of military affairs. Explain to that person who you are and that you are calling to garner support for the Military Toy Replica Act when it is reintroduced shortly by Congressman Andrews(there is no new Bill number yet assigned to it).
Explain briefly what the Act is, in case they do not know, and also explain in dire terms why you need this legislation passed. Be sure to tell them that your business will suffer if it is NOT passed.
Get the name and extension of the person to whom you are speaking, and ask them to contact you (or ask when you can contact them again) to confirm that the legislator you called will support us on this.
Let it be known that they may contact the office of Congressman Rob Andrews(D-NJ) for additional information on this Act.
At the point your legislator has confirmed support, please be sure to let Mike Bass know so he may confer with Andrews' office on this. It is very important that Congressman Andrews knows who is with him in this effort.
Marco Ganghini of BestSoldiers has announced us about a new and limited item from CSMS, Centro Siciliano Modellismo Storico.
Michael Roberts Ltd. have announced a new 54 mm figure sculpted by Alan Ball.
Tank Workshop have just released a new item for Dragon's M2 Halftrack...
Spanish company Fontegris Miniaturas have recently announced their new releases for January 2007.
Classic Airframes are announcing a new Family of Dornier Do 17 kits in 1/48 scale! The first kits should be available from April 2007! For every fan of the "Flying Pencil" this is for sure great news!