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  • 6303-4
One of the predominant topics on the various Armor Modeling forums covers the complex issue of Zimmerit. Now, news comes of a new initiative from Dragion Models
  • HMAS Sydney, One year before she was sunk
The patron of a long-running effort to find the wreck of the Australian World War II warship HMAS Sydney, claims that the ship has been found, and needs to be verified as soon as possible.
  • Black Lion Decals
Black Lion Decals is a new company, based in the Netherlands, started by three Dutch Modelers: Michel Boer, Jan Giesbers and Antal Giesbers.
Their aim is to produce decals for those models that lack them.
They say their favourites are the rare, weird and exotic ones and no matter the subject, no matter the scale; if you want that unique one-off decal for your model only, then they’ll design and print it for you!
  • YM1807-3
Young Miniatures have announced their new bust release. The item will be available at 15th of August.

  • Book_Cover2
Sheperd Paine has recently announced a forthcoming new publication of his works.
NEWS in from our mate Harry Abbott, of Battlefleet Models, of a new update to his website, an "Accessory Page", with the first three listings in this report.
  • Duel series
Osprey Publishing announces a new series dedicated to evaluating opposing sides in the ultimate operational environment—close combat. Duel is the name of a new series from the legendary military history house, Osprey Publishing. The new series retells the stories of the world’s greatest machines of war and the ace combatants who operated them.
  • 6356-2
The Panzer 1 has long been a popular subject for modelers - particularly those who model early-war armor. Now, Dragon Models have brought out a new kit with interior detail...
News in from Pit-Road Models, of three new photo-etch upgrade sets, in a combined effort with Gold Medal Models, all in 1/700 scale.
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Alpine Miniatures has two new 1/35 scale figures coming out this month. They are both WWII US tankers in the ETO.
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Eduard have released the first pics of the painted test-shot cockpit and nose-guns for their eagerly awaited 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110E.
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Here's an update to our original announcement of Fujimi's new release, IJN Super-Dreadnought Battleship Yamato, Full Hull Model, in 1/700 scale plastic, newly released and available NOW!
Osprey Publishing announces a November release, USN Carriers vs IJN Carriers, The Pacific, 1942 Duel Series #6.

Author: Mark Stille
Illustrator: Ian Palmer, Howard Gerrard

US Price: $17.95
Regia Marina is proud to announce the new 1/350 Littorio Class Detail Upgrade. This resin and photoetch detail upgrade and superdetail set is for improving the Delphis Italian battleship Littorio/Vittorio Veneto 1:350 resin kit.
  • TSM00378_1
Very much in the area of Wermacht '46, the Chinese manufacturer, Trumpeter, have just sent us images of what will be a very impressive release for 'fall 2007...
For those of you who like to model the "not seen so much" aircraft, Kora models have released 3 new variants of existing kits in 1/72nd scale.
NEWS in from across the pond at Aoshima, of the next two interesting waterline IJN battleship releases, in 1/700 scale plastic. Each kit comes with a dedicated photo-etch upgrade fret.
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New release Centauro Line - U. Puchala

There is nothing unusual about book signings in the 'mainstream' booktrade, but it is a little unusual when it happens within Military Book Publishing. It then becomes an event worth noting in one's diary.
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News and images in from Nichimo Models, of their next IJN carrier release in 1/500 scale plastic, the "Akagi ".
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  • 10058278
Today's spotlight is on Nichimo Models new IJN carrier release, "Hiryu".
Let's take a little peek at what's in the box!
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Look alive, mates!

On the heels of yesterday's announcement from Aoshima Models concerning the long anticipated "Heavy Cruiser `Takao` 1942 ", comes this mornings announcement of the release of two new Photo-Etch Upgrade sets, dedicated for this new kit.
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Andrea Miniatures have announced their new releases available in August.

Ahoy mates! Every month, Pit-Road Models gives the modeler two nice computer wallpapers, one with a calendar and the other without.
Are modern warships your kits of choice? Voyager Models releases a 1/700 US Navy Modern AEGIS Radar Array for Arleigh Burke class destroyers. This set of external plate arrays retails for $12.00.

Aoshima's 1/350 scale IJN CA Takao just hit the market in Japan, and here's a peek at the first images!

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  • Dartmoor military models
With the continuing flow of 1/48 scale armour on to the market here we take a look at a company who produce the figures to complement them.
We received the box art pictures of the August releases of Romeo Models.

Mr. Luca Marchetti has kindly send us the box art pictures of the Pegaso Models August releases.

Kombrig Models sends us news of three Drake class warriors of World War I. Relive the great battles on the high seas with the 1/700 HMS Drake, Good Hope and Leviathan. Each kit comes includes photo etch and retails for $48.00
Mr. Luca Marchetti of Pegaso Models has kindly announced us about their upcoming figure.
Here is the world premiere of the item here only at Historicus Forma.

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Adalbertus announces August 2007 new releases from Adalbertus and ToRo Model Poland

  • Afrika Korps
Dragon are to release a set of 1/35 Afrika Korps infantry this coming October. The four Afrika Korps figures are dressed in typical DAK infantry uniforms and equipment.
  • Archer
Woody Vondracek of Archer Fine Transfers has announced some very interesting new release this month for a broad range of subjects.
John Snyder from White Ensign Models sends us the latest details and images of the next batch of 1/72 scale A/M upgrades for the Gato class submarine kit!
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Want to build the 1944 version of the USS Alabama? Yankee Modelworks gives us their 1/350 USS Alabama 1945 conversion kit for the Trumpeter USS Massachusetts kit.
Yankee Modelworks does it again with their 1/350 USS South Dakota 1944 conversion kit for the Trumpeter USS Massachusetts kit. Namesake of a class of four fast battleships, the South Dakota is the most popular of the class.
Do you want build the USS Indiana in 1/350 plastic? Here's your chance. Yankee Modelworks introduces the 1/350 USS Indiana 1942 conversion kit for the Trumpeter USS Massachusetts kit.
Yankee Modelworks sends us news of their very interesting backdate kit for Trumpeter's 1/350 USS Massachusetts. The Trumpeter kit depicts the USS Massachusetts in her current configuration as a museum ship, roughly her final outfit in 1946.
  • SU85M
Dragon are to release the SU 85M in their 1/72 Pro Armor Range.
Drabant Miniatures have announced their latest releases.

The wreckage of the burning Fokker D.VII lay at the end of the tarmac. . . The Major -- the first to reach the crash---crouching crouching over Lt. ... 'No--no dont move me. Let me die--here. Listen. Come closer. Getting weaker... Listen, Order of the Purple Ace Almost got me but I escaped. Came to warn you all.
  • ed81
More NEWS in from Eduard Model Accessories, this time, a new 1/48 scale plastic figure set with brass photo-etch details added to brighten up your next US Navy dio!
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NEWS and yet another HUGE photo report from Eduard's Model Accessories, this time showcasing their NEW release in 1/72 scale brass photo-etch, the "PT-15 Japan Torpedo Boat" (Tamiya Kit).
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NEWS, details, and HUGE image report from Eduards Model Accessories covering their brand new, four fret brass photo-etch upgrade for the "USS BB-63 Missouri" in 1/350 scale!
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NEWS in from Eduards Model Accessories, of a very unique and interesting new photo-etch set, "Pacific V-day 2 Sept.1945", 1/350 scale figures and accessories.
Osprey has announced the July and August releases.

Voyager Models sends us news of four very interesting releases in 1/350 scale. Look for these aftermarket gems soon.
Mirage Hobby sends us news of four new releases for tin can fan. Look for these four Clemson class flush-deckers in 1/400 to retail for $16.17
  • Diorama sets
Airfix are back, thanks to Hornby who saved them from certain extinction. Airfix have released four new sets, well nearly new, as they are repackaging some of their older kits as diorama sets. The pre-formed bases can be painted to provide a diorama area to place the models in each set onto. Hopefully these sets will tempt a new generation of model builders into the fold.
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