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With so much effort going into the final preparations for their forthcoming kits like the Bf 110 and Avia B-534 III, you might be forgiven for thinking that Eduard would be taking their foot off the pedal a bit in other areas, but April still looks set to be a busy month with plenty of new aircraft kits and accessories sets.
Adalbertus have sent us details of the latest Techmod 1/72 and 1/48 scale decal sheets..
Tankograd Publishing have just announced their Armor-related book releases for March:
  • FoxSplash
Although primarily of interest to Armor modellers, this (forthcoming) range should be of interest to anyone who's interested in new developments in sculpting. This range of figures, from a new company, Fox Miniatures are in 1/48th scale...
  • FoxSplash
Perhaps one of the factors which cause a degree of reluctance for many modellers to enter 1/48th scale is, at the moment, the quality of many of the available figures. This forthcoming range from Fox Miniatures should surprise many..
Echelon Fine Details are better-known for their superb range of decals for AFV enthusiasts. However, in an interesting New release, they have started catering for the Warship modeller as well...
The Shanghai-based AfterMarket (AM) manufacturer LionRoar continues apace with some very interesting (and versatile) new releases:
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The U.S: decal company, ARCHER FINE TRANSFERS have just announced their latest releases in both 1/35th and 1/48th scale:
Considering it's strategic importance, the war in North Africa still remains largely 'untapped' as a subject area for modellers. Partly, this is due to a lack of suitable figures from the plastic manufacturers, partly due to a lack of good reference material. This new book from Concord Publications may help somewhat:
Considering it's strategic importance, the war in North Africa still remains largely 'untapped' as a subject area for modellers. Partly, this is due to a lack of suitable figures from the plastic manufacturers, partly due to a lack of good reference material. This new book from Concord Publications may help somewhat:
A new book from Canfora Design & Publishing “The Nordic Edge Model Gallery” showcases the work of Scandinavian modellers. With a foreword from Anthony Greenland (of Panzer Modelling Master class fame) and featuring the work of Ulf Andersson, Mirko Bayerl, Per-Olav Lund and many other Nordic Modellers this is sure to be of interest to armour modellers everywhere.
Bison Decals have just announced a series of very interesting and varied releases in 1/35th scale:
Mouse House Enterprises, Australia Specialise in Modern Australian and Israeli 1/35 and 1/25 conversion sets. Although IDF vehicles are well covered by other aftermarket Producers Mouse House are targeting an under represented niche market concentrating on vehicles used by the Australian Army in Vietnam and Iraq.
  • index5
First of all, my thanks to Mike Land for pointing me towards the I.D.F. Armor group Forums. The new release from Legend Productions will be a FULL, 1/35th scale resin kit - which for the I.D.F. (Israeli Defence Force) enthusiast should be a very welcome release indeed...
  • gasspe05m
The latest releases from Gaso.line - specialists in 1/48th scale armor with conversions for Tamiya, complete kits, figurines and everything else for 1/48th scale.
  • BL35109K
Good though it undoubtedly is, DML's M2 Halftrack does need to be given that 'lived-in' look. This new set from the French manufacturer, Blast Models goes a LONG way in giving it that 'in-service look...
The Czech company, PlusModel have regularly featured in the News section on Armorama. The company produce a range of items - Diorama accessories, AFV Conversions and complete kits, These are the latest releases in 1/35th scale:
Luca Marchetti is proud to inform Historicus Forma readers of a magnanimous industry achievement that has recently been accomplished by Pegaso Models.
The French manufacturer/retailer, MK35 Editions have a very interesting range of figures and diorama accessories. Here are some of their new releases:
MMP Books have announced the publication of Magyar Steel -the story of Hungarian armour operations during World War II. Covering, for the first time in English a little known area of non German Axis armour, this book will be of interest to military history buffs, Axis modellers and other modellers looking for a bit of a challenge.
At the Nuremberg Trade Show, I was introduced to the owner of Sparta-Modellbau who was showing the company's latest subject in 1/35th scale AFVs...
Although I spent a good deal of time at the Nuremberg Trade Fair talking to manufacturers and distributors, one of the most pleasant experiences I had was talking with the team of the Polish company Adalbertus - this is a company which does a LOT of material for many different areas of the hobby...
Although I spent a good deal of time at the Nuremberg Trade Fair talking to manufacturers and distributors, one of the most pleasant experiences I had was talking with the team of the Polish company Adalbertus - this is a company which does a LOT of material for many different areas of the hobby...
Although I spent a good deal of time at the Nuremberg Trade Fair talking to manufacturers and distributors, one of the most pleasant experiences I had was talking with the team of the Polish company Adalbertus - this is a company which does a LOT of material for many different areas of the hobby...
The Korean manufacturer, Legend Productions have just announced three new 1/35th scale conversion/update sets...
The much-maligned scale of 1/48th was present at the Nuremberg show - not perhaps in the quantity of 1/35th but certainly in the qualitative sense. 2007 is going to see some VERY interesting material in 1/48th scale - all that's needed now, is to convince the 'nay-sayers'...
  • al
Havng spoken with one of the Alanger people at Nuremberg and having gone through their catalogue the company are going to be releasing (and reissuing) some very interesting subjects in 2007...
  • P1012570
All too often the manufacturers forget about all those 'ancillary' vehicles and trailers which can bring a vehicle or diorama to life. This NEW release (the first of two reports) from AFV Club should be very well-received indeed...
  • ed1
Although the Czech company Eduard are particularly known for their Photo-Etch upgrade sets,, 2007 will see a significant increase in their range of FULL plastic kits...
  • e
At the Nuremberg Trade Fair, I was fortunate enough to have a meeting with the owner of the newly amalgamated Squadron Signal/VLS along with several of the company's well-informed employees. The news is that there are big things happening in the company for 2007....
  • e
At the Nuremberg Trade Fair, I was fortunate enough to have a meeting with the owner of the newly amalgamated Squadron Signal/VLS along with several of the company's well-informed employees. The news is that there are big things happening in the company for 2007....
  • e
At the Nuremberg Trade Fair, I was fortunate enough to have a meeting with the owner of the newly amalgamated Squadron Signal/VLS along with several of the company's well-informed employees. The news is that there are big things happening in the company for 2007....
Although the hobby appears to be dominated by the Far-Eastern manufacturers, there is still considerable energy being generated from Eastern Europe, which, although its may have seemed to have been overshadowed by Chinese manufacturers are still VERY much in business. A good example of this is Zvezda
The modern era figure modellers would like to know about Deyun Hobby from Singapore.
Eagle Editions has announced some really impressive additions to their range of decals and books in their winter newsletter.
Ask any modeller of WWII Allied subjects for a list of five subjects they'd like to see kitted-out in plastic and it's a reasonable certainty that one of them would be the Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Now, from the Czech Republic, the first of this year's Humbers in 1/35th...
Here are the first four announcements of new kit releases to come from the Nuremberg show, as expected from Dragon!
Much as the current 'crop' of new and revised Soviet armor kits are welcome, there still remains a difficulty in modelling some of the lesser-known variants. As these are unlikely (famous last words?) to be kitted-out in plastic, the alternative is to look for an AM manufacturer - step forward a relatively new concern: Anubis Creations...
Tank Workshop have just released a new item for Dragon's M2 Halftrack...
Czech manufacturer Eduard add over 12 new photo etched sets to their range this month, mainly in 1/48 and 1/35 scale, but there's even a 1/72 scale one to whet our appetites!
The Chinese AM company, LionRoar continues to bring some interesting AM releases for a variety of subjects...
The Scorrish Armour manufacturer Accurate Armour has just announced an iniative which will help to take the strain off the shipping charges...
Schiffer Publishing is set to release four new titles of interest to Axis modellers...
The U.S. decal manufacturer, Archer Fine Transfers, have just announced five new decal sheets - with some emphasis on the M2 Half-track:..
Continuing with their incredibly disciplined approach to new releases, Formations Models have just announced three new releases for the M4 Sherman.
Bison Decals have just announced their first releases for 2007 with six new sets which cover a multitude of vehicle types, nationalities and historical periods...
Somewhat overlooked this morning when I was posting the OTHER Concord new release, this definitely is for the German enthusiast and, in particular, for those who have an interest in the early-war period...
Concord Publications have just announced a book which will be very welcome for modellers of the M4 Sherman in British service...
The Czech manufucter RealModel have announced three, new 1/35th scale releases which indicate a slightly different direction for them...
Those building the Russian T-54 should find these two New releases from Tank Workshop particularly useful: