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With the arrival of this month's Osprey newsletter announcing the new titles to be published in June, it struck me that this new title was perhaps worthy of a little more than simply appearing amongst a list of other titles.
Once again, Osprey Publishing has announced a batch of interesting new titles. Covering everything from Crusader Castles to Soviet Armor, from WWII Infantry tactics to the Hussite Wars, this list of new titles will have something for everyone....
ACE Model (from the Ukraine) have begun production of the well-known BTR-60PB (the one with 14.5mm KPVT heavy mg in a turret)....
TimeCast Historic Buildings in Miniatures has come out with a new bridge. They have created a 6mm version of the bridge at Arnham.
Firestorm Models,are an Australian Retailer/Producer of high-quality resin armor accessories and conversion sets. Their latest releases are, following their company policy, are principally Vietnam-era items in 1/35th scale.
Pegasus Hobbies is a California based, on-line hobby store. Recently I picked up a snippet of news that they were starting to produce their own 1/72nd scale armor kits and figures...
Any modellers in or near Lowestoft on Saturday, May 29 2004 may be well advised to visit the annual Open Day at:
Mole Military Miniatures have purchased the entire remaining stock of Letraset Dry Print Decals. The decals cover Aircraft and Armour subjects and are available in 1/72 and 1/35 scales for the most part.
Long in production and now complete, the massive 1/72 scale full dry dock from Diorama Solutions is ready for shipping. This kit is designed to house the new Revell 1/72 U-boat (not included in kit).
The last few months have seen some attractive new figures and accessories from Andrea Miniatures. Here are just a few....
The month of May sees Trumpeter adding one additional aircraft to their growing line of aviation kits. Mays sees release is the Mi-8MT/Mi-17 HIP H in 1/35 scale.
ACCIÓN PRESS have announced two new titles, one for the armor modeller and the other for the figure builder...
We are now stocking ATAK's range of resin Zimmerit Sets.
AZTECMODELS is a Mexican based company who produce some fascinating subjects in 1/48th scale. Colorful is the key word for this company's products.
This is a Canadian based bookseller/publisher whose speciality is Commonwealth Armor/Artillery subjects....
A new Spanish company with an extremely different range of new products for both dioramas and vehicle kits.
Alan Hobbies announced at the recent Shizuoka Hobby show in Japan, their latest release: A 1/35th scale 'Bison' SPG
Aerotech has just released the second model in their new line of Luft 46 aircraft. This release of the Gotha P60A follows the thier first release, the 1/72nd Fw Ta 183.
Mirage Hobby have supplied details of their eagerly awaited 1/72 scale M3 Lee and Grant tanks. The kits will feature fine surface details and the tracks are to be moulded in what Mirage are hailing as a new formula plastic. Added to this, each kit will feature an etched-metal fret.
Today I received an unexpected surprise in the form of ADVANCE images of CMK's new interior kits for the Tamiya Sherman.
GOFFY MODEL have their first four (2-figure sets) available. Nice unusual subjects to complement the growing range of modern Bundeswehr vehicles in 1/35th Scale.
Continuing with an overview of the products of GOFFY MODEL, this news item will concentrate itself with the highly useful products that this companty has available for the increasingly popular 1/72nd scale.
This is the second (of two) 1/35th scale Conversion sets available from the Czech company, GOFFY MODEL. The conversion set is designed for Academy's M60.
GOFFY MODEL, are a company based in the Czech Republic. Completely unknown to me, I stumbled across their webpage while looking for something else. This was surely one of those happy accidents.
ACE company just begun production of a BTR-60P (open top) kit.

Interior parts included.

Decals for 4 versions (3 Soviet + East German).

More details can be found here:

ACE MODELS


Releasing their first new product of the year, Cobra Company is ready to start shipment of their new MH-60L Conversion and DAP Weapons set. These two sets will be available starting tomorrow, May 5th.
The annual Modelcontest Mosonmagyarovar 2004 was held the 17th and 18th of April in Hungary.

For some pictures of the aircraft and military vehicle entries, just click on the two links below:

Ships and Aircraft

Figures and AFV

A few samples of the models entered are pictured to the right.

Editors Note: All pictures taken by Wolfram Bradac. Story and photos courtest of The Luftwaffe in Scale.
A new company to me, these are the first four releases from Toro Models.....
Once again a large list of Osprey releases this month. It is worth noting that the closer we get to the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the more books there seem to be on Normandy.....
MIG continue adding to their catalogue with these new items, which as we have come to expect are always that little bit different...
A series of interesting recent arrivals from Accurate Armour should have many modellers interested.

Today, totally unsolicited, I received a copy of the new Dragon Catalog. Many of the products have been already announced, others may come as as pleasant surprise...
Fresh from Stevens International, the US Distributor of Trumpter, the much-anticipated release of the 1/350 Nimitz has been set as "around September 1st ".
Ultracast is a Canadian based company that produces "High Quality Resin Accessories for the Advanced Modeler." Their products include aircraft and armor accesories, figures, head sets and helmets.
It's been a little while since we've seen an update from Cobra Company but they have recently updated their website with a list of upcoming products.
A long awaited release and considering the numbers built, very long overdue.....
After getting beat up recently for not having enough 1/72 scale releases, Twobobs is finally set to lower the hammer on the brail scale modelers among us.
Back East Graphics has now released their latest aircraft lithograph-a F/A-22 Raptor of the 43rd Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
New Releases from Quartermasters Depot! Decals and Gear!
It's been a while since I've gotten an update from Gekko Graphics but they've got one new product and one coming down the pipe soon. Gekko Graphics is an Australia based company specializing in "What If" schemes.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics, a company synonomous with quality aircraft decals, has thrown their towel into the book market. Drawing upon the vast references they gather while producing their trademark decals, Twobobs is pairing up with renowned aviation photographer Greg Davis to present nose art and mission markings of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom aircraft.
Osprey Publishing has to be easily the most prodigious publisher in the Military History field. Once again no less than twelve titles are to hit the bookstores...
A very mixed bag of titles from Osprey this month with something to capture the interests of everyone.
What do you mean you've never wanted to build a movie star's tank? With this decal sheet you can!
Monroe Perdu Studios, a company that is know for its creative products, decided to release a new architectural kit.
A completely unknown (at least to me) figure company which has chosen to concentrate (at least at the moment) on AFV crews.
There was quite a bit of discussion in the forums recently about where to get dry transfers for use on aircraft models. I don't think we were able to narrow down where to get them but now HobbyDecal appears on the scene.
ACE Models announced today production of a 1/72 scale LAV-M mortar carrier. It is kit number 72407. Decals are included for three different United States Marine Corps vehicles.
Bob over at Twobobs has remained quite busy churning out the decals for all you modern aircraft modelers. They've got eight new sets coming your way near the end of the month.
Though not new, this set of very interesting decals should be of interest to Commonwealth armor modellers.
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