Humbrol expand their small tin acrylic and enamel ranges in rather Germanic manner, add some aerosol sprays and introduce decal solution.
Shesto Ltd. have released an innovative hand-held miniature vice for holding parts while you work on them:
Humbrol, famed British makers of hobby paints are expanding their range to finishing products, both pigments (Weathering Powders) and Enamel Washes.
Keep conductivity powering your mighty locomotives! NOCH now offers track and wheel cleaning sets for your model railroad.
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their extensive range of sanding tools, including a smaller diameter version of the ever useful glass fibre pencil than I've seen previously:
Tamiya expands range of panel accents adding new shade to already available palette.
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their wide range of specialist LightCraft hobby lamps and magnifiers, that includes designs for every task.
Tamiya have prepared another type of cement dedicated to plastic parts, this time made of ABS plastic. This type of material was for example used by Finemolds to produce seatbelts sets of „Nano aviation" series.
The Airbrush Company have announced four new-style Easy 3 paint sets from LifeColor, due for release in July/August. Each set combines three pots of LifeColor acrylics.
If you use an airbrush, whether you work with enamel or acrylic paints, you are inevitably exposed to fine atomised particles of paint in the atmosphere - and these present a health hazard if breathed in. Using a spray booth to filter out the vapours and particles is an effective way to ensure a safe working environments, but some expensive models are beyond the reach of many modellers. Therefore it's excellent news to see The Airbrush Company announce a low cost spray booth that may convince many more of us to take better care of our lungs:
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their extensive range Modelcraft of craft knives and saws, offering everything from scalpels to compass cutters and hacksaws to razor saws:
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their extensive range of sanders and polishers, including a tool that's totally new to me - the Double Ended Sander Holder:
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their comprehensive RotaCraft range of polishing, sanding, cutting and drilling accessories for modellers' rotary power tools.
Hobby Zone is a new company from Poland. In they offer we can find few useful items which enable us to improve our working conditions and keep the work space clean and tidy.
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their Modelcraft range of versatile hobby vices, featuring everything from a sophisticated mult-angle desk vice to simple plastic clamps:
Osprey Publishing takes their readers back to 1942 in the Atlantic to the famous Channel Dash in their latest release.
Shesto Ltd. will be exhibiting at next February's Nürnberg Toy Fair, showcasing their extensive range of specialist hobby tools and materials:
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of a very neat fold-away lamp, just part of of their extensive range of workspace lighting.
Shesto Ltd. produce a range of versatile tools for clamping and gripping your work.
Shesto Ltd has sent us details of their ModelCraft range of specialist modelling tool sets:
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their Spraycraft range of airbrushes and compressors, offering quality tools to suit all needs and budgets.
There's very interesting news from Billing Boats USA with the announcement of a new range of model paints.
Shesto Ltd. include the hugely popular Aztek airbrush range among their extensive line-up of modelling tools and accessories.
Billings Boats USA have announced the release of a pair of really handy modellers' toolsets.
The Archimedean drill is one of the classic tools of all time. You can almost think of it being halfway between a pin vice and a power tool - it combines the benefits of both, offering the extra precision of a hand tool along with extra speed. Billings Boats USA have announced a modeller's Archimedean micro drill from Model Craft.
Billing Boats USA have announced the release of Model Craft Tools for North American modellers.
Model maker giant Herpa also makes an airbrush (Visit this link for Herpa Airbrush on Model Geek
). Now they make paints for it.
Coinciding with Dragon’s upcoming USS Long Beach kit release, Ray D. Bean announces the upcoming release of his Long Beach Class CGN photo CD.
With over 116 images, many of which have never been seen before, this reference cd is a must for the modeler wanting to reproduce the most accurate model possible.
News in from Steve Wiper of Classic Warships Publishing, of a new addition to their line of warship pictorial reference books, Warship Pictorial #33, "USS Lexington CV-2", Warship Pictorial #34, "USN Battleships in Color" and Warship Pictorial #35, "Ticonderoga Class Cruisers".
The maker of one of the most popular acrylic paint lines has now released a 16 color set dedicated to the Steam Era ships. This is great news for the pre-dreadnought ship modelers looking for a quality acrylic paint for their subjects.
Burnt Umber is perhaps the most popular color used for washes and filters, so it was only a matter of time before Warpigs released an acrylic Burnt Umber to compliment the rest of the line.
Pre-mixed washes might seem a bit much for the hard-core modeler, but beginner and intermediate modelers will find the consistency, ease of use, and most importantly, the final results, to be worth the cost.
Mig Productions continue to expand their finishing products for SF & Fantasy Modelers. Here are their latest proposals...
Suisoft software has released an updated version of KitBase.
The Airbrush Company have sent us news of 4 new sets of LifeColor Hobby Acrylic paints.
BearAir have a great offer for the month of February. So if you need or want a new airbrush then its worth visiting and having a browse.
Here is what looks to be a great resource/guide for weathering your rail road.
Osprey Publishing is starting the new year off with a bang by offering four new New Vanguard naval titles for pre-order on their website. These new books cover a broad spectrum of subjects from sailing ships to World War II battlewagons. All four books list for 7.99GBP each. That’s around $12.00 each in US dollars.
Airbrushes.com have sent us news of some handy looking accessories for those modelers who own Iwata airbrushes.
NEWS in from LIFECOLOR Hobby Acrylics, of a brand new and very interesting 6 color paint set developed specifically for the WWII Italian Navy warship enthusiast!
Miracle Masks produces a range of paint masks for markings on aircraft as an alternative to decals and they have announced that they are producing two "Trial" sets of masks for those that are nervous about trying them.
New from LionRoar Model Arts Co. a set of 3 Stainless Steel Modeling Saw Blades. Utilizing a standard utility knife with a 3/8" segmented blade, replace the knife blade with the saw blade for cutting plastic and resin parts.
Retail Price - $5.95
This story was originally posted on ModelGeek, and since there are some quite significant 'snippets' within it, I make no apologies for re-publishing it here.
As modellers, apart from building bigger piles of brightly-colored boxes containing various models, we are also great consumers of products such as glues or paints. In this report from the Nuremberg Trade Show, i'll be bringing some information of new ranges and some expansion within existing ones...