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A basic PE detail set that sets a new standard for 'basic'. This set is designed for the Academy USS Indianapolis kit (No. 14107) and covers a rather extensive range of items.
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Yamashita Hobby of Japan has announced the Mid-October 2015 release of YH700P-6, a Winch & Hawser Reel Set in 1/700 scale.
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Yamashita Hobby of Japan has announced the Mid-October 2015 release of YH700P007, a Small Vessels Equipment Set in 1/700 scale.
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Fujimi has announced the October 2015 release of FUJ42190, a full-hull cruiser Myoko in 1/700 scale.
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Built on the hull of a Yamato-class battleship, she was the largest aircraft carrier to take to the sea during the Second World War and her existence was unknown until after she was sunk by the USS Archer Fish. Hasegawa is re-releasing its old (and rather rarely seen) 1/450 kit in what could be a re-tooled offering.
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New details are now available to add to your dockside diorama. They range from several vehicle types to harbor/dock features.
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Monday means Mail Call (if we have new mail & samples) and this is #9 in our video series of Mail Call videos where Jim babbles on about what we recently received in the mail. If you want advanced news about samples this is where to get it.
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Hasegawa has announced the October 2015 release of set HSG40093, a photoetched brass detail set for the Imperial Navy destroyer Shimakaze in 1/350 scale.
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We are very happy to announce the return of the Model of the Month contest to Armorama for Armor/AFV builds. The new contest is being sponsored by SAM Publications & Scale Military Modeling International and they will be judging the entries and providing a prize package for the winner each month, as well as the potential for the winner to be featured in SMMI!
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Aoshima has announced the October 2015 release of photoetch parts for their recent 1/700 scale USN aircraft carrier Wasp.
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If you like 1/35 PT Boats then here's one more to add to your collection Elcos, Vospers, Schnellboots and MAS boats. Announced for this November, a G-5 PT-Boat used during World War II by the Soviet Navy. It's been mentioned before in the forums here of how builders were hoping manufacturers like Italeri would add one to their catalog and now their wait is (almost) over.
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Coming soon from our friends at Flagship Models is the CSS Tallahassee/Atalanta Blockade Runner in 1/192 scale!
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Several new submarine kits have been recently released that range from cold war sentinels to Jule's Verne imagination. So up periscope and let's take a look.
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The latest from Orange Hobby's (also known as Orange Model) Blue Series line, a Newport Class Landing Ship Tank (LST). These ships were meant to replace the older LST's with the bow doors used in WWII.
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What appears to be a re-release of a Yankee ModelWorks 1/192 kit, a full or waterline option kit for the US Navy WWII destroyer USS Sims in her 1942 configuration. The sims was the lead ship of her class of 12 destroyers that served extensively during the war.
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Coming this November, the Yahagi is a version of the Agano class light cruiser kit that is of a new mold as opposed to Hasegawa's previous release of the Agano herself. It will also include markings and detail associated with Yahagi as she was at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
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The 55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show has just wrapped up and we have a couple of images of what appears to be the announced HMS Rodney and a 1/350 Ark Royal, labeled as '1939'.
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Built at Schichau yards in Königsberg, the Bussard (Buzzard) was launched in 1940 and commissioned in 1942. She carried Do 24 and BV 138 sea planes during her service.
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Leading ship of a series of seven ASW frigates, the Georges Leygues stood in service in the French Navy ranks for about thirty years and was decommissioned in 2014. Now a kit is under development by L'Arsenal.
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Not on their website yet but appearing at various on-line retail sites, mostly as 'not in stock', Micro Mir has a kit of the first submarine deployed for a combat It was designed by colonial inventor David Bushnell for use against British Royal Navy vessels occupying North American harbors during the American Revolutionary War .
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No images yet but here is a list from Park at Artwox of his latest wood deck releases for September. They range for kits from 1/700 to 1/200 in scale.
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Here is a bit of a surprise for you. This set (No. ATEMisc 07) is for the Trinity House Lightship Fittings in 1/110 Scale for the Frog/ Novo/ Eastern Express etc kits.
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Made for the Hasegawa kit (No. 40024), a new comprehensive PE detail set for the Imperial Japanese Navy's battleship Nagato. The set includes wood decking, resin parts and multiple PE frets.
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T. Garth Connelly has been back at the writer's table again. This time revisiting a previous work of his creating The Bambi
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Jim shows us what has recently arrived for review samples. Some new items from Trumpeter, Vallejo Paints, and Osprey Publishing books.
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The Casemate Group has started a new publisher called The Pool of London that is to be "dedicated to the specialist fields of naval, maritime, military and exploration history in its many forms". This October they are releasing a book on the history of one England's best known warships, titled The Last Big Gun - At War & At Sea with HMS Belfast.
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In development and based on representation in Howard Chapelle's book, The History Of American Sailing Ships, comes a new wood model of a ship from the service that would eventually become known as the United States Coast Guard.
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Dragon had a previous Scharnhorst kit in the same scale that represented her as she looked in 1943. Now a new Smart Kit is coming in November that represents Scharnhorst as she appeared in 1941.
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Hasegawa has announced the September 2015 release of set HSGQG56, Japanese Navy Carrier Planes, in 1/450 scale.
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Hasegawa has announced the September 2015 release of a 1/450 scale Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano.
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A new 3D printed 'model' of the US Marine's earliest used landing craft of the Second World War. Essentially a larger version of the shallow draft Eureka boat designed to operate in swamps by Andrew Higgins before the war, they were made of plywood with armored bulkheads added to offer some protection for the troops on board.
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The Walrus-class submarine is the only submarine class currently in operation in the Royal Netherlands Navy. They have been in service since 1990 and are all named after sea mammals.
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A variety of PE and Resin detail sets have been released by Big Blue Boy this past August. While they cover mostly post WWII vessels for railings, radar, weapon systems and more, it also includes a set for an Italian WWII heavy cruiser.
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David Rutherford from Australia has developed a site dealing with ship models in cinema. His site profiles various movies from different eras and shows and describes how they were filmed and built.
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In what is described as a 'secret' release by Free Time Hobbies in their email newsletter, a limited quantity of a new kit of the Second World War aircraft carrier USS Enterprise CV-6 is now available for purchase at Free Time Hobbies. After their initial stock is sold out, they state it will be several months before a restock is available again with the kit's formal release.
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Japan has launched the second in its new class of helicopter carrier — the largest Japanese ships since World War II — in a ceremony last Thursday in Yokohama.
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New sets of wood decks for World War II vessels from the Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy. They range from cruisers to battleships for Flyhawk, Trumpeter and Fujimi kits:
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Pit-Road of Japan has announced the November 2015 release of a 1/700 scale Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer Shigure with New Equipment Parts.
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We got in some new Tamiya and Hasegawa kits this week. Jim shares those and more news in this regular video series.
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Pit-Road of Japan has announced the November 2015 release of the IJN Munition Ship Kashino 1942 in1/700 scale.
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More 3D printed details for 1/700 ships! These sets are 5" guns on various mounts such as turrets or pedestals and a bundle set that allows you to add Bofor and Oerlikon guns and gun directors . These are all guns used on various classes of destroyers, cruisers and even aircraft carriers.
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Pacific Crossroads Models is preparing to create two versions of the SO-type radar masts in 1/48 scale for Merit's Elco 80-foot PT Boat (early).
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The 150 ton crane design was at Pearl Harbor during the Second Word War and another is still at Newport News, Virginia. The one in Pearl Harbor was taken down in 1986 while the Virginia one, last used in 2001, is under evaluation for removal or preservation as a landmark.
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Coming this October a LIMITED release of a photo etch detail set meant for the Max Factory kit of the Shimakaze 'super destroyer'. See Tim Reynaga's announcement of that kit here.
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Tim Reynaga reported on a 1/350 Shimakaze destroyer kit by Max Factory in mid August and now Fujim has announced a kit of there own for the end of this coming November. It is part of their 'Warship Next' series.
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Aoshima of Japan has announced the October 2015 release of a combination kit consisting of a 1/700 scale US Navy Aircraft Carrier Wasp & Japanese Submarine I-19.
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A new PE set for the Airfix 1/600 HMS Cossack. It's one of Airfix's first kits (released in 1959) and now gets a little 21st century attention.
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I missed this one that was released last month, a K-Class(K Type on the box cover) British submarine. They were built from 1916 to 1923 and were to be large, fast vessels with the endurance and speed to operate with the battle fleet.
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Another destroyer kit for Czarist Russia. Two ships of this type of boat were made - the Yanchikhe and Suchena. Completed in 1889, they served until 1911.
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While the American Revolutionary War era Turtle is often credited as the first application of a submarine design in combat, it is not considered the first US Navy submarine because at the time the US Navy did not yet exist. By the time of the American Civil War, the relatively young United State Navy revisited the submarine concept for a new age of warfare.