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As the modelling year comes to an end, and as I rarely get a chance to 'editorialize' (at least to any great extent), this seems like quite a good opportunity to be even more opinionated than I usually am (ahem...)

In this, I'm going to be taking a (highly) personal view of what (to me at least) have been the highs (and lows) of this year's new releases....
NIMIX Miniatures introduces to you its New BMR 600 PP ( Spanish armoured vehicle). Its a new kit, improved and with the hightest quality.
Also, NIMIX wish to announce its next release for the beginning of 2006, the VAMTAC-REBECO...
The Shanghai-based AM company, LionRoar has three new update sets available now, two in 1/35th scale and one in 1/48th scale...
In what seems to be a continuing process from DML, yet another Flak artillery piece has been announced. The subject this time is the 2cm Flak 38, which is going to be given the Full treatment. (PE, different variants etc)....
Sadly, for many modellers, 1/72nd scale still seems to require a lot of convincing. Here with the latest (and future) releases of 1/72nd scale armor from Dragon Models are a number of VERY convincing arguments....
A month or two we brought the news that Resicast were doing a range of British Six-Pounder AT guns in 1/35th scale, now we are able to bring you a useful update on these and the other new releases...
Legend Productions seem to be going through an interesting phase of developing stowage for a range of different vehicles. A few weeks ago it was stowage for the Humvee and M4a2, now the AAVP7A1 and the Bradley receive the attention....
A month or so, the news came out, that Miguel 'Mig' Jimenez was going to be releasing a book covering his many ground-breaking techniques for Armor building and finishing. Now the book has arrived...
Just posted on their website, AFV Club and Hobby Fan have announced a series of new releases which should prove to be very useful indeed as 'add-ons' for 1/35th scale armor...
It can be safely said, that the market isn't exactly overflowing with Brazilian armor manufacturers, so it was a nice surprise, to many, when, a few months ago, we started covering the releases of Panzer Resin Models. Now, this small company has announced two new (full) kits in 1/35th scale...
Once again a substantial list of new releases from Eduard in 1/35th, 1/48th and 1/72nd scales....
Last month, we brought you the news that Eduard had entered the,full-kit market with a complete kit (in plastic) of a Hetzer in 1/35th scale. Now they have brought out a second, this time covering the LATE-version....
The polish company, Armorscale has, in a relatively short period of time, established itself as one of the premier manufacturers of 1/35th scale gun barrels and mantlets in 1/35th scale. Now, with the first of their 1/48th scale releases, they are entering a new field...
In the world of Aviation modelling, the French company, Signifer, need little introduction. However, amongst armor modellers, the company is relatively unknown. With the release of these new (resin) wheel sets in 1/35th scale, all this may change...
The Shanghai-based AM company, Voyager Model have just announced their latest releases in 1/35th and 1/48th scale..
Voyager Models just realeased 3 stunning photoetch sets for the 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. D by Tristar. All three sets are currently availiable for PREORDER at www.aaamodel.net.
The Polish manufacturer Armorscale continues without pause in their new release schedule. This time, no less than SEVEN new releases have been announced with a further six in the 'pending' section...
This is by way of a confirmation of a story we ran in september. Trumpeter has just confirmed, what will probably be the last of it's 1/35th scale KVs in this 'cycle'
Sometimes, those of us who have been around modelling for years tend to forget that there are many techniques which raise a blank look when they are mentioned - particularly for those new o the hobby. One such word is Filters. Many times on the forums, the question is asked, What are filters?....
In this, the third of today's new stories on Mig Productions new releases, the attention turns to Armor - wth inevitably, some surprises....
Another 251 is going to be added to Dragon's already extensive list of variants of this vehicle...
www.aaamodel.net carries the entire Voyager Model and Lionroar Photoetch Lines for AFV Modelers. Their site is rather new but it also Includes a constantly updated section of OOP Dragon Models and OOP Matchbox Kits. Check it out at www.aaamodel.net.
Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting of the decal companies to start work in the last year or two has been Echelon Fine Details their work has been varied and original and certainly never predictable. These two new sheets continue the 'tradition'..
Cyber-Hobby have just announced two significant items of interest to Armor modellers - the 2nd in their Limited Run armor models and a new website....
Concord Publications have just announced a long-awaited book which will be very welcome for U.S ./ Allied Armor modellers...
Just announced by DML through DragonUSA's website, are two new armor releases, one in 1/72nd scale, the other in 1/35th. The latter is certainly going to bring a smile to the Allied Armor modellers who have wanted this paticular variant for some time...
The Korean manufacturer, Legend Productions has just announced their latest 1/35th scale armor releases....
LionMarc Model Designs have announced three new products - two track sets (in 48th & 35th scale) and a highly useful set for Sherman builders in 1/35th scale...
A new Company has been started which is carrying Armorscale , Hauler, LionMarc and Skybow in the US...
It seems as if there are some VERY positive signs of life from the company that promised so much but has (up until now) delivered very little - Bronco Models
The Czech-Republic based company Eduard, has just published it's november release list...
The Czech-Republic company Eduard has released it's first 1/35th scale plastic kit - an (early) Hetzer...
Next week a new batch of armour decals in both 1:35 and 1:72 will be available from Bison Decals.
A number of months ago, it was announced at one of the Trade Shows that Trumpeter was working on a 1/35th scale model of the German Br52 Locomotive. Now, thanks to Trumpeter, we can give you a 'taster' with some details and the first image of the Box-Art...
A few weeks ago, I reviewed two of the recent publications from the Polish Publisher Model Centrum in their superb Armor PhotoGallery series. Now comes news of two more titles a book on the Sherman Firefly and the 28 cm K5(E) Leopold...
Panzer Resin Models is a Brazilian company who produce both full kits and conversion sets in 1/35th scale. Their products have featured both here (in the News Section) and in the Reviews section. They have now announced one of their most intriguing releases yet - a 1/35th scale conversion set for the Canadian 'Skink' AA Tank....
Academy are showing some interesting (future) developments on their European website..
Quartermaster's Depot October Releases!

Scorpions and Scimitars
British Chieftains
Warsaw Pact T54 & T55 #5
Warsaw Pact T54 & T55 #6
M7 Priests of the 1st Cdn Army & 3rd Cdn Inf Div.
Previously announced on some of the Far-East bulletin boards, Trumpeter have now officially announced a long-awaited AFV kit, the KV-1E...
The following new releases can be expected from Lion Roar in October 2005.

We have just been sent 30 + images of DML's forthcoming Flak 37 kit....
Sadly, AFV Club doesn't follow the policy of its competitors and tends to put little faith into announcements of forthcoming releases. The first we usually learn of these is when they appear on the pages of the on-line stores...
Several new products were unveiled at the recent Tokyo Hobby Show. Several more are now beginning to become available and in addition, there are a number of others which are going to 'slot-in' to Cyber Hobby's release schedule....
Robert Grabowski of the Polish manufacturer Armorscale has just mailed to give us details of the company's interesting new 1/35th barrels and mantlets....
The Ukrainian manufacturer Ace Models has just anounced it's latest release - a 1/72nd Scale Panzerabwehrkanone Pak.43....
The last month or two has seen some interesting movements over the change of ownership of several brands of accesories and figures... Amongst them, is the well-known Tiger Werke brand... Now in this news story, the excellent news comes thru that Tiger Werke is very much back in business and that the 1/35 scale resin armor/diorama accessories are available again.
Quite often, looking at the extraordinary releases that are announced by Dragon, in 1/35th scale, it's easy to forget the impressive work they are doing in 1/72nd scale. With this news story, a full run-down is presented with all the available images of all the future 1/72nd Armor releases...
That most interesting of 1/72nd scale specialists, Ace Model, continues to expand its catalogue and is promising some VERY interesting new releases in the coming months...
There have been a number of threads recently, both here and on other sites, about the availabilty of DRA6286 Tiger I Initial DAK (3 in 1). Now in this news story, thanks to help from Dragon Models I am able to pass on the (definitive) information regarding availability....
The Polish armour accesory company, Armorscale continues apace with its new releases. This time, three vehicles are given that 'extra' touch with new gun barrels and mantlets...
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