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  • specops1
Andy Meyers, owner of Special Ops Models kindly informed us about their new company and products.
  • Decurion01
Mr. Jung, the president of Seil Models has kindly informed us about their December releases. Beside a 90 mm mounted figure, they are releasing a 75 mm figure and a 54 mm figure.
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Building Aoshima's new 1/350 scale Takao? Listen up, mates, FlyHawk Models and Veteran Models have teamed up to produce a fantastic super-detailing kit for this long awaited ship subject!
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The German Publishing house, Tankograd Publishing has just announced no less than seven new titles. It's a frequently over-used expression, but in this case, there genuinely seems to be something for every interest.
  • Miniature Park
Here's something we don't see a lot of-Miniature Park have released two Japanese WW2 tank crew men in 1/35 scale.
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BlueJacket Shipcrafters is offering a free Classic Warships book on ARLEIGH BURKE with orders for its upcoming 1/192 scale kit placed by 12/31/07
  • hida001
Sticking with the early American theme, La Meridiana have recently announced their latest addition to their range of 54mm figures, a Hidatsa Shaman.
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Early Friday morning, a Canadian cruise ship struck an submerged iceberg off Antarctica and slowly began sinking. All 54 passengers and crew, including Americans and Britons, launched and manned the lifeboats and were rescued by another cruise ship. 20 hours after the impact, the MS Explorer slipped beneath the waves near the South Shetland Islands.
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After their series of spectacular Thunderbolts, Eagle Editions have turned the spotlight on the P-51D, releasing three new decal sheets to coincide with the publication of their major new book "To War With The Yoxford Boys". Each sheet is available in both 1/32 and 1/48 scales and features three exciting Mustangs.
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UK hobby shop chain Modelzone has teamed up with Revell to produce a special limited run of the Revell 1/48 scale P-47N Thunderbolt.
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Frequently (and unjustifiably) overlooked, the next month or so is going to see some very interesting releases in 1/72nd scale from Dragon
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Marco Ganghini of Bestsoldiers kindly informed us about the upcoming 54 mm. figure of Latorre Models.
  • The General Dynamics team design is a high-speed trimaran with a slender st
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is the first of a new family of surface ships for the US Navy. The LCS is a fast, highly manoeuverable, networked surface combat ship, which is a specialised variant of the family of US future surface combat ships known as DD(X). LCS is designed to satisfy the urgent requirement for shallow draft vessels to operate in the littoral (coastal waters) to counter growing potential 'asymmetric' threats of coastal mines, quiet diesel submarines and the potential to carry explosives and terrorists on small, fast, armed boats.

Orders will be placed for nine Flight 1 (second-generation) LCS ships during 2008 and 2009, for ship commissioning during the period 2010 to 2012.

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Ademola22, the manufacturing arm of resin historical figures and busts within the Adalbertus Wojciech Bulhak company have recently announced a new mounted 90mm release. Ademola22 have released their first mounted 90mm figure - an interpretation of Ulrich von Jungingen, 26th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, during the Battle of Grunwald (or 1st Battle of Tannenberg).
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LionRoar Model Arts Co. sends us photos of their new 1/35 PT Boat Upgrade Set for Italeri's PT Boat. Packed full of details, this set will add to an already wonderful kit. The retail price for this set is unknown at this time.
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Echelon Fine Details have announced a series of New releases which include Allied, Axis and Modern subjects.
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Dragon Models have just published their poster for their latest announcement.
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Every month, the Czech manufacturer, PlusModel surprise us with some highly innovative releases in 1/35th scale. This month is no exception.
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A World War II ship that served for decades as a training vessel for Texas A&M University sea cadets was sunk in open waters off the Texas coast Saturday, November 17, beginning its new mission as an underwater habitat and diving destination. The 473-foot, 7,000-ton Texas Clipper slipped below the waves about 17 miles offshore at about 12:35 p.m. and took around two hours to sink according to Bob Murphy, a Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife reef specialist. The operation to turn the Texas Clipper into an artificial reef cost $4 million and has taken a decade to complete.
  • seilshop1
Mr. Jung, President of Seil Models kindly informed us about their new mini shop in Seoul.
  • DRA 6348
A new set of Gen 2 German panzergrenadiers from Dragon that nearly slipped under our radar.
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Luca Marchetti of Pegaso Models kindly informed us about their December releases. Two fantastic figures in 75 and 90 mm.
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Osprey Publishing sends us news of their latest nautical book release, Pirates of the Far East. The latest in their Warrior Series, Pirates of the Far East gives an in depth look at the feared Japanese pirates that raided Korean and Chinese shipping. Written by Stephen Turnbull and illustrated by Richard Hook, this book will retail for $17.95 USD.
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Pegaso Models have announced their new items for November. This month they are presenting four different subjects.
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Young Miniatures have aanounced their new items. beside a bust they are offering also a 70mm figure. The items will be available from 20th of the month.
  • Navantia is building five Nansen Class anti-submarine warfare frigates for
The five Nansen Class anti-submarine warfare frigates, are being built by Navantia of Spain for the Norwegian Navy.

The vessels are: HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310), Roald Amundsen (F 311), Otto Sverdrup (F 312), Helge Ingstad (F 313) and Thor Heyerdahl (F 314).

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Roy Hunt Miniatures have recently launched the first piece in what promises to be an exciting range of 1:7 scale converter busts, titled the 'Expressions' series.

According to Roy Hunt, owner of Roy Hunt Miniatures and KitMaker member (aka “the_Cadre”), the main purpose of this new series is to encourage modellers who are keen to develop and explore ideas but do not have the time, or perhaps find the basics of getting a head and shoulder unit finished a laborious or even un-nerving task.

Roy plans on adding many variations to this theme so hopefully there will eventually be something to suit most tastes.
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BMK sends us news of their latest brass barrel package, the 1/350, 9pcs. 16" and 20 pcs. 5" turned brass gun barrels for the Trumpeter USS Massachusetts and North Carolina. These barrels are turned from brass alloy MS 58 and will retail for $46.20. Theses authentic look-alike barrels won't deform under varying temperatures like resin or styrene parts.
  • French heavy cruiser DUQUESNE (1939)
NEWS in from "Wings, Ships, Wheels" (WSW) Resin, of three new fall additions to the "S" category of their catalogue line-up!
  • centurion001
Lorenzo Romeo kindly informed us about one of their December releases.
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Harry Abbott, owner/operator of Battlefleet Models sends us news of his latest 1/700 release, the USCG Sumac WAGL-311. This scale model of the US Coast Guard’s 114’ river tender is beautifully cast in resin. The kit comes complete with brass rod for the mast and photo etch railings. The retail cost is $15.00.
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Verlinden Productions has recently announced the release of 2 new 120mm (1/16 scale) WW2 German kits: the one a head set; the other a full figure.
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After Fujimi Models gave the ship modeling world a sneak peek at the Tokyo Hobby Show, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most of us. But now it is official. Fujimi Models will produce a 1/350 IJN Battleship Kongo. This beautifully British designed and built battleship has a very storied history. So there is no wonder that it is being presented in 1/350 plastic. As of right now, no release date or price has been announced.
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It's becoming very habitual now, with Masterbox sending us images of sets which are 'in-process'. Here are some images of a some VERY animated figures which will be hitting the stores in the next month or two.
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It's becoming very habitual now, with Masterbox sending us images of sets which are 'in-process'. Here are some images of a some VERY animated figures which will be hitting the stores in the next month or two.
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The latest (and somewhat unexpected) release has just been announced by Cyber-Hobby
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Bronco Model have continued to surprise many with their releases in 1/35th scale - a Comet, the Staghound A/C, and several others have caused real surprise in the modeling world. However, this latest announcement is possibly the most surprising of all.
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Now you can super detail the pride of the First Mobile Striking Force with the latest release from LionRoar Model Arts Co.. Don’t be fooled by the name. The 1/700 Photo-Etched Flight deck for IJN Aircraft Carrier "Akagi" comes with everything needed to super detail your IJN Akagi, including a resin replacement island. Other enhancements that come with the kit are flight deck support towers and girders, anti-aircraft platforms, and photo etch island walkways and ladders. LionRoar also plans on releasing a similar set for the Hiryu.
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Building Revell's 1/72 scale Gato Submarine? Want to super detail her with some great figures?

Well, Hecker & Goros has some fine looking white metal crew members to make your build come alive!
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Alpine Miniatures have announced two new, 1/35th scale figures
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Dragon USA have just announced a US Marine's M4A2 (w) 75 complete with wire grid hatch guards and wooden plank armor.
  • Verlinden december 2007 releases
Plan ahead a bit for the holidays with Verlinden's December releases. Verlinden is offering two different items in two scales, a bridge and a building in 1/48th and 1/35th scale.
Roden has given us a great all-plastic basic kit at a fine price. No brass photoetch, but most average modelers need a basic all plastic kit with little rigging like this to have as a premier build.
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Eduard have a packed line-up planned for Christmas, with WW1 modellers doing especially well thanks to quarterscale Albatros D.I and D.IIs, plus a 1/72 scale Nieuport Ni-23 double pack. Jet enthusiasts aren't left out either, with the popular L.39 appearing in fresh colours. Meanwhile, Eduard will extend their range of quarterscale figures with a set of late-WW2 Luftwaffe fighter crew.

There are comprehensive aftermarket sets for Special Hobby's big Airacobra and Zvezda's La-5FN, plus much more...
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Building or planning on building Hasegawa Models new Nagato?

Here's an image update of the "Super" Upgrade set, available now!
  • mm51
Have you ever needed a kit and found everyone out of stock. Micro Mark has positioned itself as a new resource. They are now distributing a wide range of model kits from Tamiya and Italeri.
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Six Formidable Class multi-mission frigates are being built for the Singapore Navy. The first of class, RSS Formidable, was launched on 7 January 2004 at the Lorient dockyard in Brittany, France.

The Republic of Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) awarded the contract in March 2002 to DCN (now DCNS) in France for the design and construction of the frigates.
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Underway refueling is now available for all your 1/700 Imperial Japanese Navy warships. Fujimi models announce the release of two new 1/700 auxiliary oilers. Due to be released in November of 2007, these Kyokuto class oilers will make for interesting dioramas as well as a subject for the Forgotten Sisters campaign. The IJN Fuel Ship Kyokuto and the IJN Fuel Ship Toho Maru will retail for $24.45.
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This just in from the Far East, Accu-Stion Model Making announce the release of several new photo-etch sets. Coinciding with the release of Tamiya’s 1/350 I-400 submarine, Accu-Stion offers the modeler a photo-etch upgrade set which contains railings and ladders. Also part of their big release is photo-etch detail sets for the IJN carriers Taiho and Shinano, which includes radars, railings and safety netting. New too is photo-etch sets for the battleships Musashi and Yamato. All of these sets add the bonus of etched ship name plates.
  • Archer Fine Transfers
Woody Vondracek of Archer Fine Transfers has announced some very interesting new 1/35 scale releases this month including more in the SURFACE DETAILS line of effects.
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