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How to achieve a realistic wood grain effect is one of the most common questions asked when discussing early aviation builds.
Decals are one option, and Spada Decals have released a series of decal sheets that address this.
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Italian manufacturer Aitna Model have recently announced their latest releases which include not only two dinosaur riding fantasy warriors, but also a new Stefano Borin Samurai. In this news article we also have a look at a few other recent products that Aitna have released during the year.
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In answer to the overwhelming demand for their Limited Edition Mirage 2000, Eduard have announced a one-off extra run of the kit - a Limited Re-Edition - so now's your chance if you missed the kit first time around.

Also new next month will be the latest addition to the phenomenally successful Fw 190 range - a Fw 190A-8 R/2, previously only available in the Royal Edition.

October looks set to be a good month for Great War enthusiasts, with an Albatros D.V Dual Combo in 1/72 scale and a new set of French WW1 quarterscale figures.
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The other day, while I was posting the DML update, I included a reference to an intriguing release/re-working of the German Cossack Cavalry set in 1/35th scale. Now, we're able to bring you a photo-report on the new set.
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Ahoy mates! Here's a look inside the box of Trumpter's big USS Alabama. She's a real beauty and getting closer to being released every day. Join me for a peek inside this much anticipated kit.
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The Model Cellar is well known for their range of Great War products, and thus they do not dissappoint with the announcement of a new large scale WWI pilot bust. The 1/12 scale bust is, however not the only recent release from the workbench of Mike Good. Other recent releases include a 54mm (1/32 scale) figure and a 1/6 scale bust, both of well-known WWI German pilots. Not without mention though is also 200mm WWII French Legionnaire, at Bir Hach'eim in 1942.
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Set sail from your base in occupied France to hunt merchant ships in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico with these new 1/700 Type VII and Type IX u-boats from Hobby Boss. That’s right. Hobby Boss is proud to announce the release of four of the Kreigsmarine’s heavy hitters, the Type VII B and C and the Type IX B and C. Featuring a full hull or waterline option, these little gems will retail for $6.07 each. Start your planning now for that sub pen or Wolf pack attack diorama.
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Bison Decals have regularly featured in the news section here, however, this series of releases are very much along the lines of a slightly different 'departure' for them.
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We've just been sent details of Mig Productions latest releases which apart from the products we have come to expect from this company, contain a number of new products which will truly help to make life just a little easier for the modeler.
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Mk 35 Editions have announced two new resin, early war, French Infantry figures in 1:35.
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Accurate Armour have just sent us details and imges of their latest releases in both 1/35th and 1/48th scales.
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Elite Miniatures present a new 75 mm figure. We have the chance to view it painted by two different masters.
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Viktor Antonov of ANT Miniatures from Russia has kindly informed us about their new releases, a 120 mm double figure kit and three more 54 mm kits. All white metal.
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A new book coming soon from Concord showing photos of the White scout car, M3 halftrack family, Daimler Dingo, Otter armored car, Universal Carrier, Stuart, Priest, Grant, Sherman,etc in British use in Italy.
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Do you want to do a pre-war aircraft carrier without all the scratch building? Pit-Road announces, that in a joint development with Trumpeter, the release of their CV-3 USS Saratoga 1936 with PE set. The kit provided airwing includes nine each F3F, BFC, and SBUs and six LSN-1. The kit also features the option of full hull or waterline. Retail cost will be $41.82
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Are you a cruiser fanatic? Well then this should interest you. Pit-Road and Trumpeter have teamed up again to bring the ship modeler two new World War II USN cruisers, the USS New Orleans and the USS Astoria. Both of these kits have the option of full hull or waterline. At this time, it is undetermined as to which manufacturer will release these kits. Retail cost will be $31.36
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JMD Miniatures announce an Australian cavalry figure at 60 mm.
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Once again, playing 'catch-up' with the most prolific company out there - Dragon Models, a series of new releases announced which include 1/35th and 1/72nd scale.
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In this report we are presenting information on a completely new company who are going to be concentrating on an increasingly popular area - modern U.S. equipment.
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Do you like building submarines and want something different? Fujimi Models sends us news for their very interesting 1/350 Imperial Japanese Army Transport Submarine "Maru-Yu". Due out in November, this kit with retail for $21.42.
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Trumpeter's U.S. importer has just sent us details and some images of Trumpeter's releases for 4th quarter 2007 and 1st quarter 2008.
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Trumpeter Models sends us an initial announcement of the planned February release of the French battleship, Jean Bart, 1950, in 1/700 scale plastic, 100% NEWLY TOOLED!
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Do you like 1/700 resin kits? WSW’s latest releases offer something for everyone. Do you like modern Russian subs? Then take a look at the 1/700 Victor and Quebec class kits. Maybe World War II combatants is your preference. If so, you like the late war German S-boats and the British HMS Winchester. Maybe you’re a Civil War buff. Well, you’ll love the Monitor and Virginia.
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Newcomers to the figure manufacturing game, Spanish company Yedharo Models has just announced the imminent release of a new 54mm figure; Yedharo recently published a preview of the master of their latest 54mm figure, simply titled “Spartan”. The figure, in the likeness of the character Leonidas from the movie 300, is bound to compete with a similar offering recently announced by a rival figure company, albeit in different scales. If this figure is anything like Yedharo’s recent Spartan busts, this figure sure to be a very fast seller. Coincidentaly, Yedharo have just made thebox-art of the two previously released busts public.
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Italian manufacturer Blues Models have recently announced the release of a new 1/35 Fallschirmjager. However, what sets this figure aside from other Fallschirmjager figures of this scale is that he has been modelled as a dismounted motorcyclist. While designed for Tamiya's Zundapp, this figure could almost certainly be posed with virtually any period motorcycle - or perhaps even a bicycle.
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Crècy Models have recently announced the release of two new 54mm 100 Year figures. Representing the forces of King Edward III of England at the battle of Crècy, the one figure is a newer version of the previously released French herald while the other, a Longbowman, is a new and attractive sculpture from M.Pezzotti.
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Have you Old Mo' or the New Jersey on your bench? Be sure to check out these new turned brass barrel sets now in stock at Battlefleet Models!
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Academy have announced 3 new 1:72 releases.
Fans of USAAF noseart will enjoy the B17G Special Nose art Edition,
and theres also a B29 Superfortress and an Me262.
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The name of Steve Zaloga should require little introduction in armor modeling, however, not only is he a highly-prolific modeler, he has also published a great number of excellent reference books. Now, comes news of another book for those modeling the M4 Sherman.
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We received the pictures with painted October items from Seil Models.
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Alexander Miniatures announce their new releases. A 75 mm and a 54 mm figure, both available late September.
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By now this should be making its way into LHS' across the planet, so, by way of a preview here are a selection of images of this very welcome release.
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Are you looking to model a post war USN fleet boat? Take a look at this. Iron Bottom Sound announces the release of their 1/144 scale Electric Boat step sail.. With this resin sail you can convert your Trumpeter Gato in to a post-war Fleet Snorkel boat. The retail price for this conversion sail is $39.50.
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Roden sent it and I built it. I have to say it was a fun build.
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As we announced before Pegaso Models have prepared for us some new figures which we were expecting them to see available in this month. Pegaso Models did not disappoint us and they've launched these items as their Semptember releases. Two 75 mm, a 54 mm and a 50 mm sized figure, all very colorful.
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Working with their much publicized Takao, Aoshima Models announces the release of their 1/350 IJN Heavy Cruisers Atago and Maya. These sisters shared similar fates during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. While sailing through the Palawan Passage, the Atago and Maya were torpedoed by the US subs Darter and Dace, respectfully. The Atago, Kurita’s flagship, was sunk while the Maya was damaged to the point that she had to withdraw.
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Academy are set to release their new tool M7 Priest and the additional good news is that they have corrected the problems with the M3 suspension.
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Voyager Model have just published their latest release list.
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Auriga Publishing have just announced a new book on the (short-barelled) Pz IV variants.
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It's pretty much unanimous that Masterbox Limited are producing some of the most imaginative figure sets on the market. Once again, thanks to the company, we're able to bring you a Preview of a work in Process - Secret Item # 3538 on their website.
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Marco Ganghini of Best Soldiers kindly informed us about a new book by Pegaso Models official master painter Danilo Cartacci.
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This may be a new company to some of you. They are an on-line company that produces a wide range of products for diorama builders. Their products range from ground work to buildings to detail pieces. Build-A-Rama is unique in that they target a wider array of building scales than you might normally see. The are making the news because they have announced 11 new products.
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Pete Morton of Jakrei Miniatures is keeping his promise of sticking to Allied subjects with the release of not one but two British Paratroopers.
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Some of the items in this News item were previously covered in another report, however, some are for imminent release and others are in the preparation stage. The next few months are going to see some very exciting releases from Masterbox, in this photo-report we're going to give you some pointers as to what to expect...
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New from Czech manufacturer AZ Model comes a 1:48 Morane Saulnier M.S 406 In Africa. Part of a series of M.S 406 releases. Fans of 1:72 scale biplanes will also be pleased with new offerings from company,
which include 2 boxings of the Avro 621 Tutor.
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When AFV Club began releasing their Centurion series and Bronco produced a Comet in 1/35th scale it became clear that a lot of possibilities would emerge for conversions and updates. Now, LionMarc Model Designs have announced new sets for the two vehicles.
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It's been far too long since we covered the Polish AM manufacturer ABER in the News. Now, after the summer break, they've announced a series of new releases in a variety of scales.
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Seil Models announced the upcoming items for October. They are presenting a bust, a 54 mm mounted figure and a 75 mm figure. We received exclusively some "more" photos of the unpainted products for Historicus Forma members.
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Veteran Model announces the release of their 1/350 Resin Ship Fittings. With Veteran’s new line, you can outfit your 1/350 Arliegh Burke class destroyer in style. Also included in this line is post war USN anti-air guns. Let’s take a closer look at what they offer.
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We’ve all done it. I’ve done it too. We go to Hobby Lobby and see those great large scale kits and wish we could afford it. Well, now we can. Hobby Lobby is offering an internet only 40% off coupon. This coupon is good for the week of September 17 through September 22.
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