A year or two ago, we got a kit that many of us had been waiting for for many years - the LCM(3) in 1/35th scale. Not only did we get a long-awaited kit , we got two - from both Trumpeter and from Italeri, this time it seems we are only getting one, but an incredibly welcome release all the same....
A 1/700 DD-931 Forrest Sherman Class (early) with optional briges and some small heavy steal are part of the news Tom Gardner, from JAG Collective brings us!
MIG Productions has now turned it's head to the naval arena, and has produced one of the most exciting model releases of 2005! Their first naval production is the ferocious Soviet BK1125!
Now.. for a WEM PE special!
We've got new releases from COMBRIG.. this has only just been announced, and the order's on the way to us already!
With all the attention that Dragon Models receive with their armor releases, it is sometimes easy to forget that they are continuing (albeit more slowly) with an interesting range of ship kits in both 1/350th and 1/700th scale - this is one of their future (august 2005) releases...
White Ensign Models is putting our PE 3585 for the Trumpeter 1/350 USS North Carolina (BB-55) into production.
That's right--something of a surprise we've had tucked away for a while and are now putting into production:
More and more of the 'Aftermarket' companies are beginning to produce 1/7nd scale figures for vessels such as Revell's U-Boat or their German MTB. However, inevitably, these figures can work out quite expensive, particularly if a large number of figures are required....
PE 3580, 1/350 Kuznetsov Airwing Set, is now available and shipping, with priority to pre-orders.
Hokey dokey, folks--here now and packing (and shipping as of Wednesday the 27th), are:
That's right: the 1/350 Trumpeter USS North Carolina kit is here, and you can order it now. Price is £51.02 (UK/EU residents add VAT).
Last month, DML announced the release of 7049 - U.S.S. Essex in 1/700th scale, now comes advance news of yet another 'Essex' in 1/700th - the U.S.S. Randolph....
Well, here are the images of the next two WEM PE sets, hot off the Mac of our chief designer, Peter "Mad Pete" Hall.
White Ensign Models is about to release its photoetch detail set for the Trumpeter 1/350 scale Admiral Kuznetsov.
The Mikasa was a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy and was the Flagship of Admiral Togo. It fought in the very famous historic "Battle of the Japan Sea" vs. the Russian Battle Fleet during May 27-28, 1905 and was instrumental during the Russo-Japanese war.
At last, we have completed the design for our photoetch detail set for the Heller 1/400 HMS Illustrious kit.
Just posted on the Dragon Models website is a (sadly, all too rare) new Warship release - the U.S.S. Essex in 1/700th scale...
We have just completed the artwork for our newest 1/350 aircraft photoetch detail sets.
We just received large shipments from several of our casting firms, and have a number of new items and re-stocks packing right now.
Replace the incorrect anchors in your new Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Nimitz kit.
Fresh and welcome news from Trumpeter for ship modelers! Yah-Hoo , This is what we have been waiting for! New kits in all scales Just anounced by Stevens International. 2005 is going to be a great year for us Modelers.You have to see this!
U-Models, from France, is a new brand of resin Figurines and other 1/35 Midget Submarines and K-Verband related gear.
These well researched and beautifully sculpted figurines will enhance your displays.
Previously the majority of releases from Voyager Model were for 1/35th scale armor kits. Their previous ship releases were a series of railings for ships of various nationalities. Now they have gone a stage further and produced a brass PE set for a particular vessel....
Now (amongst other enhancements) you can give your Revell 1/72 U-boat a bit more anti-aircraft punch!
Also from Schatton in 1/72:
No. 7234 Small German Schnellboot/E-boat “Schlitten” 1 with two Torpedoes.
No. 7238 Revell Type VII Set - Radio Antenne and turned brass barrel 2 cm Flak 38.
No. 7239 German G7e Torpedoes - turned bodiea with PE fins/props and detonator.
Hi guys! Great news from Schatton Modellbau/Heavy Steel from Germany.....
Well, you've been waiting patiently (OK, mostly patiently) for Mad Peter Hall to finish his handiwork. We're happy to announce that he's wrapped it up, and the set is being etched right now. The price will be a bit higher than anticipated, because he's gone right over the top with this one!
It seems that nowadays, one cannot browse the catalogues of the major after-market manufacturers without finding yet more AM sets for Revell's superb 1/72nd Scale U-Boat. The latest to join this list, is EDUARD....
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.