Plastic injection kits of WW1 naval subjects, are unfortunately about as rare as teeth on hens...With one of their new releases, ICM are going a long way in helping to rectify the situation....
We are now seeing a considerable number of images of Trumpeter's new LCM (3), however for the first time on this site, we are able to offer the images of the 'competition' - Italeri's LCM (3) in 1/35th scale...
On their website Eduard published a newsletter with new releases for August.
Final component to WEM's updates to Airfix's Sunderland.
This second update for Airfix's Sunderland contains parts for detailing the weapons bay.
1/72 photo etched tie downs and chains for WW-II and Modern carriers from White Ensign Models.
Eduard has just published a "Quick preview" of their new photoetched sets. They produced two impressive looking sets for Trumpeter's US aricraft carrier Hornet.
With the recent release of Revell's U-Boat in 1/72nd scale, there was always the problem of finding suitable crew figures for it. Andrea Miniatures have now gone a long way to solving the problem..
Dragon Models have posted some images of the U.S.S. Kidd and their Bismarck.
Fresh from Stevens International, the US Distributor of Trumpter, the much-anticipated release of the 1/350 Nimitz has been set as "around September 1st ".
With combined efforts from myself ( Extra Detail ) and Scale Effect in Australia we have launched today 1/72 scale full dry dock for the REVELL U-Boat kit now availbale
Tamiya has re-issued the Japanese Light Cruiser Kumano in 1:700 waterline form. I am unsure of wether this is an exact re-issue or has been re-tooled in any way. The old kit number was 31313 and the new number is 31344.
Pit-Road has been on a roll of late and has released many new warship kits for ship builders to salivate over. The folks at Hobby-Link Japan are reporting on a new USS Arizona (BB39) kit. You can read that story here
. And there are several other kits of note.
Ever wanted to re-create Doolittle's raid? Well Trumpeter is giving you your chance to fill the flight-deck of the CV-8 Hornet with B-25's and all in 1:350 scale! They also have a few kits that will please Gulf War era builders.
The USS Gettysburg (CG 64) entered service with the US Navy in 1993, as part of the Ticonderoga class. This kit features highly detailed radar towers and antennas, full deck detail, helicopters, boats and armament. The kit measures 18 3/4" long and is recommended for modelers age 10 and older. The kit is widely available as of this report.
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.
On American public television, the 3rd season of the series 'Nazi Mega Weapons', has an episode on Germany's submarines of World War II. It serves pretty well as a primer on u-boats and the Battle of the Atlantic.