This is Gekko Graphics first appearance here on Armorama and they do so with the release of two new sets of decals. Gekko Graphics is an Australian based decal company that produces decals in 72nd, 48th, 32nd, 35th and 24th scale.
Now that the IPMS Nationals are over and the fine folks over at Cobra Company have returned, they have gotten back to the grind and turned out another set of limited edition decals for all you rotor heads out there.
On July 21st, Graphsim Entertainment announced the North American release of F/A-18 Operation Iraqi Freedom. A new Windows® PC flight simulation game, you are flying missions based on the recent war in Iraq.
Following up their four aircraft released in June, Roden has announced that they will be releasing three new aircraft kits in September 2003
Supercon 2003 is returning again this year thanks to the Fort Worth Scale Modelers in Fort Worth Texas. With the theme of "Machines That Changed the World", your sure to see some very interesting subjects presented.
Trackjam Models and Maple Leaf Models announce the release of their jointly produced Leopard C1 (Early) conversion kit for use with the Italeri Leopard 1A4.
After an absence of three years, Cooper Details has re-emerged with a new website and 21 new products to add to your stash of ever increasing modeling products.
It's been a little while since I've updated everyone on news from Collect-Aire and it's a shame. Collect-Aire has lots of things going on so I'll give you a quick rundown.
Verlinden has announced eleven new releases for August 2003... As usual, the releases are split across categories so that we can all find something new this time around!
ACE company just begun production of this kit. Decals are for four vehicles (2 Desert storm ones).
More details can be found here:http://www.acemodel.com.ua/?p=model&id=167&s=&l=en
Extra detail is proud to announce the addition of some new distributors of their products as well a a new series of maps. The maps are from originals and are so detailed that you can even see the street names (with good eyes).
There are some very interesting "Future Releases" from Osprey Publishing due out soon. One of which will be of interest to those participating in the Barbarosa Campaign.
Cobra Company is making the trip out to the IPMS Nationals next week to setup shop as a vendor at the show. Because of that, they're going to be out of pocket for a while.
Accurate Miniatures has updated their website today with some great news for those of you waiting on their latest releases. Judging by the pic of their warehouse, it looks like they've been busy down there in North Carolina.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics is getting to release several new sheets of decals. Several new sets sporting artwork of OEF and OIF are soon coming available.
Cobra Company has unveiled their latest release-a set of decals for SOAR MH-60's. The decals are available in three scales or as one full sheet.
The latest kit from Monroe Perdu is a unique vignette depicting the booksellers stalls along the Seine river in Paris. The book vendors have been in place along the quays for centuries, so this kit will be the perfect backdrop for figures of practically all eras and armies. It builds into a versatile setting for military and civilian figures as either occupier or tourist.
The Plasticmodeller's clubs KPM Brno and DDM Junior Brno held their annual exhibition on June, 7th 2003 in the Technical Museum Brno/CZ.
BLAST MODELS is expending it's line of resin accessories fast! There are already great accessories for some Pz III and Pz IV on the eastern front.
Verlinden has scheduled no less then eleven new releases for july 2003. Different figures from Napoleonic times to the Vietnam war and also a couple of detailsets.
I received an interesting email today from Alan Griffith, President of AMtech Models. Seems there has been a lot of speculation by the modeling community on rumors of a new P-40B/C and Mr. Griffith wanted to lay those rumors to rest.
Cobra Company is back again this month with their latest release-a M-230 Cannon Set for MRC Blackhawk helicopters.
ACE, a Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that they have begun production of a 1/72 AF-2S Grumman Guardian.
Here is partial listing of product releases that Extra Detail is launching during June.
Extra Detail is a company that offers a complete range of printed model accessories. They specialise in military modeling 1/72 - 1/35 and 120mm (1:16) scales which include items from WW1 to present day 2002. During the month of May Extra Detail will be launching a host of posting including the following list:
Alpha Miniatures is looking for established distributors for thier expanding line of 54mm fine figurines. The Auckland, New Zealand based company manufactures military figurines that are cast in pewter. At the moment they are concentrating on a group of 54mm scale figures in the period from 100BC to 200AD and would welcome distributor enquiries from the US, UK, Canada and Europe.
While it is already May, I couldn't resist writing a quick article about the new products that became available in April from Ultracast. Several propeller/spinner and tire sets await to detail your latest plane.
May brings some great new stuff from Eduard Model Accessories including photoetch, barrels and kits.
The month of May brings another great collection of photoetch items from Eduard Model Accessories. All kinds of aircraft are represented this month including the F-16, F-86, MIG-15 and RAH-66 Commanche.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics has just announced a new Limited Edition Lithograph that they are currently taking pre-orders on. The subject this time is the F-15A of the 101st Fighter Squadron of the Massachusetts ANG.
ACE, the Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that the production of the 1/72 scale Command armored vehicle BTR-50PU (kit 72147) kit has begun. Kit includes decals for 7 variants including Iraq.
For more details see http://www.acemodel.com.ua/?p=model&id=152&s=&l=en
Eduard’s interior (35 540 SCUD B interior set) and exterior (35 539 SCUD B exterior set) SCUD-1c photo etched kits are the leaders of their 1/35th scale collection for May 2003. These sets replace the very old sets for Dragon's SCUD-1C kit. The bad news is that they aren’t cheap: each kits is retailing for about $25.00 USD.
For more information on Eduard’s latest releases for this month see http://www.eduard.cz/
Alpha Miniatures new site is now live. To promote this event they are giving away a free 54mm figure. Their first eight 54mm Romans are also now avaliable, these include Legionaries, Auxiliary Archers and Auxiliary Infantry.
With the restocking of several sold-out kits and the production of new ones, Collect-Aire is keeping the bases covered when it comes to your choices for unique kit selections.
After 35 years of service for the United States and countless other countries, the remainder of the F-4 fleet owned by the US Navy will soon be mothballed.
This month will see Revell-Monogram releasing the 1/48 scale TBD-1 Devastator with a historical book included. This sounds similiar to their release of the F-105F/G a few months back with a historical book as well.
Verlinden is going to release 10 new products for June. They include several new 1/35 scale figures as well as a detail set for the DUKW. Read on for the complete list.
Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ - TTWO), and developer Illusion Softworks in association with development team Pterodon, announced that VIETCONG for the PC has shipped.
VIETCONG, an intense first-person shooter with tactical elements set in the Vietnam War, is now available in stores nationwide and will be available in Europe on April 11th. "VIETCONG transports players to the South East Asian battleground through stunning graphics, intense sound effects and complex missions," said Kelly Sumner, President of Gathering. "This action-packed title will have players riveted as they navigate the varied terrain and constant threat of the jungle war zone."
For more details see http://www.vietcong-game.com/us/index.html
ScaleMilitary.com announces three new diorama kits in 1/35 format. ScaleMilitary has been in business since 1998, and is best known for selling diorama component peices and modular "mix-n-match" diorama accessories for the 1:35 crowd. The company has recently announced three new complete kits, and several more are on the way.
A nice feature related to all Scalemilitary.com pieces is that they are cast in DENTAL STONE PLASTER... they paint and file just like normal plaster kits, but because they have three times the density of normal plaster, they offer more fine detail and greater strength, meaning fewer broken pieces arrive in the mail.
Ace Models, a manufacturer of scale models in Kiev, Ukraine, recently announced that a 1/72 scale kit of the AM-1 Martin Mauler was now in production.
For all us here at Armorama, here's some sad news. The new Krupp Protze 1ton (6X4) Towing Truck w/3.7cm Pak will be delayed!
Overcoming some attitude problems with a MAC computer, AMtech's new 1/48 Hs-123 Close Support/Dive bomber looks ready to hit the streets sometime next month.
Squelching rumors that have been circulating for months, Accurate Miniatures has unleashed their new website. The new website features models offered by Accurate Miniatures, a Modeler's Gallery, Rumor Control and a On Line Build section which focuses on the building of some of their kits-step by step.
Well, I'm a little late on this one but better late than never. Eduard Model Accessories has plenty of new releases this month and I've got them broken down by category-Express Mask and Photo Etched Set.
From 12th to 13th of April modellers, traders and friends of the most beautiful hobby in the world met near the Austro-Hungarian border.
Cobra Company has recently announced the release of three new 1/72nd scale detail sets.
Here are Verlindens New Releases for the month of May 2003.
Revell-Monogram announced that its 1:48 scale F-4E Phantom (Product #: 5978) will be released in April. The MSRP for this kit is $31.85.
ACE, the Ukrainian manufacturer of scale models, announced that Kit #72157 is in production. This 1/72 scale kit depicts the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) modification of a Soviet T-54/55 tank captured from Egypt/Syria. This tank kit has markings for a Tiran 4 (T-54 based) and a Tiran 5 (T-55 based). See the following link for additional details and photos.
I would like to inform that MMP just published a new book: Adolf Galland by Robert Michulec & Donald Caldwell. B5 size, soft cover. 88 pages (8 in colour)