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The Spanish figure and AFV company NIMIX has just announced a series of new releases which are of particular interest to those building 1/48th scale vehicles....
To begin at the beginning, Formations are a company which produce a series of indispensable detail and conversion sets for both the Sherman and the Stuart. Their products are now the first 'port of call' for anyone converting or 'accurizing' these vehicles in 1/35th scale. These three new sets will find an immediate market amongst the 'Shermanholics' amongst us...
When DML started producing their 3 in 1 kits, the modelling let out a collective gasp of surprise.... However, thinking about it logically, it made sense to do a kit with a choice of three variants in he 251 seres of vehicles. What surprised many, was when they started applying the same 'doctrine' to tanks.... This is the latest manifestation of this interesting policy....
One of the 'hottest' topics for debate is the application of Zimmerit coating to late-war German vehicles. Many modellers are finding it easier to buy sheets of etched-brass Zimmerit and a number of companies do their own sets. Amongst them, is the Polish company, Atak Model
Thanks to Chris Mrosko we now have details an interesting new set from the VLS sub-division, TRAKZ....
In 1/48th scale, there is one manufacturer who has the most extraordinary range of complete kits, conversion sets and all sorts of updates, that company, is the French manufacturer, Gaso.Line. Their products are available through the retail outlet, Quarter Kit Model Shop
Now the 1/48th kits have been dealt with in the news section (at least for the moment) the attention can turn to the After-Market products. The new releases under the spotlight are from the Czech Republic based company, HAULER...
One of the plastic manufacturers 'par excellence' in recent years was the Taiwanese company Skybow. When they sold the majority of their moulds to AFV Club it looked as if the modelling world had lost one of their truly great innovators. Now Skybow is back, not working in 1/35th this time, but in 1/48th scale....
I recently ran a story which was little more than a list of Dragon's forthcoming 1/72nd scale releases, now with this report, I am able to add a 'little flesh to the bones'....
Thanks to a bit of detective work by Stuke Sowle, we are now able to bring the first details of what wll be a very welcome release for Allied modelers in 1/35th....
The last few months, has seen an explosion in the (re-vitalised) scale of 1/48th armor. Leading the charge has been Tamiyaalthough other manufacturers are doubtless waiting in the wings to start their own ranges in this interesting scale...
The ACE company from Ukraine has announced yet another 1/72nd scale kit....
AirConnection are importers of many of those had to get Eastern European products from companes such as KAGERO or ROSSAGRAPH (who have had many of their publications reviewed here). They also import Hussar Productions who thanks to a news item on P.M.M.S have been drawn to my attention...

The Hong-Kong based manufacturer, Armour Workshop continues to announce some interesting releases in both 1/35th and 1/48th scale...
Frequently, I have covered, with particular enthusiasm, Osprey Publishing's, superb Armor Modeling series, both here in the news sections and in reviews. Osprey have now announced two new books in this series which should cause considerable interest...
Personally this is the one I have been waiting for... Dragon Models, via their constantly updated website, have just announced their 251/7 Ausf. D....
Too often, 1/72nd scale, is ignored in the news section. As a means of going some of teh way in rectifying this, here are Dragon's future and imminent releases in 1/72nd
The last few months have seen both new releases and many kits in the pipeline in armor, in 1:48th scale. Two manufacturers have been at the forefront of this development, Tamiya and the (reconstituted) company of Skybow. More and more, of the AM (aftermarket) companies are now beginning to bring out sets for vehicles in this scale. The latest to join them, is Hauler from the Czech Republic...
Once again,Archer Fine Transfers have produced a huge list of new releases in both 1/35th and 1/48th scale...
Verlinden Productions has announced two new 1/35th Scale Armor releases. Both, curiously enough, are for the T34...
I've just found an updated list on Accurate Armour's site for their future releases, which includes some exciting new kits!
It has been a while since we have had some firm news from the Scottish Armor manufacturer Cromwell Models. However, as they say, good news is always worth waiting for...
Brazil, is not perhaps the first place one thinks of as a source of 1/35th scale armor conversion sets. However, with this recently started company, this may well change...
New Leopard 2A4, M113 Interior decals and Monthly Contest Update
I make no apologies for presenting even more photos of Tristar's Pz IV (Early)... The release date is scheduled for next month.....
Thanks to the fine work of Jim Rae and the writing skills of Vinnie Branigan (Teacher), Dragon Models Ltd. has offered to start sending us items directly from Hong Kong for review on the site. While we have been getting items from many established vendors this is the first relationship with a major plastic manufacturer and hopefully a sign of things to come for 2005.
Dragon Models Ltd. are the most prolific company on the market now - they announce new releases almost every week!
The wait for armour modellers is over! Hannants have announced the release of the first set of armour colours in their expanding range of Xtracrylix "decal-ready" paints.
Yesterday, when i was posting the news of the latest Tristar figure release, I overloked the latest in their armor releases...
As a taster, for the Next releases from DML, here is the new list and the corresponding images....
Yet another of these interesting companies from Eastern Europe, PIOModels is a Polish company specializing in converson/ update sets in 1/35th and 1/72nd scale.....
The U.S. company, ModelPoint U.S. has just announced yet another product line to its already considerable lists. The new products are from Master Club which is a Russian producer of wheels and track-sets in resin, in 1/35th scale...
Echelon Fine details emerged a year or so with an extraordinary series of decal sheets in 1/35th scale. Primarily, they have produced decal sets for Modern AFVs although their last releases contained a number of extraordinary sheets for WWII German vehicles. With these new releases, they are returning to U.S. vehicles in O.I.F....
Apart from using original photo-references, one of the best sources for information on vehicles or equipment, is always contemporary film footage. This recent series of Videos frm b>RZM Imports sould be well received...
The Russian kit manuacturer Eastern Express has announced five new 1/35th scale armor kts. As is to be expected from this company, they are all Soviet subjects and all offer some interesting possibilities...
We now have some very rare and hard to get Navigatorkits in stock including T-10, IS-4, Object 704 and other interesting subjects.
With this, the third of the news stories covering the new and future releases from the Spanish company Toro Models, the focus shifts to AFVs and their future releases...
Now in stock the latest Etch Sets from Voyager Models
We are running a competition to find the most realistic and imaginative images of model AFVs created with the aid of digital imaging software-First prize will be an original single figure study by Ron Volstad, with other prizes from MA Mori and Mission models
The Hong Kong publisher Concord Publications, continues turning out new and interesting titles at an extraordinary rate. Once again two new books covering widely disparate time periods....
It has been somewhat amiss of me to have paid little attention to the new releases of Archer Fine Transfers - in future these wll become regular updates. Archer for those who are unaware of their products, produce an extraordinary variety of decal sheets in 1/72nd, 1/35th, 1/16th and recenty, 1/48th scale. They do not simply produce vehicle decals, they also produce such printed material as flags, insignia for figures (VERY useful!) and propoganda posters...
Having just received the latest newsletter from Bison Decals, we are able to bring you news of their March releases and some future releases. All, are in 1/35th scale...
The Korean manufacturer of high-quality resin kits and conversion sets, Legend Productions , is once again tempting us with some highly-attractive new releases...
Just posted on Dragon's Website -first images of DRA 9059 the Jagdpanzer IV
Many diorama/armor builders, try to inject something different into the vehicles they build. One of the most difficult aspects of armor modelling, is to convincingly recreate battle damage or even wrecked vehicles. Step forward Panzerwrecks.com with a new book which gives those elusive reference sources...
Quartermaster's Depot, for the unitiated, are a Canadian company who produce decal sheets in both 1/72nd and 1/35th scale. They have just announced a further SIX sheets of 1/35th sale decals....
These are yet more of the new releases which are eagerly expected... The Australian manufacturer Firestorm Models have announced a small number of new releases which go right into the Highly Interesting category....
Formations Models produce resin update sets, conversion sets and parts which serve to make the Sherman (and Stuart) modeller's life just that little easier. This time, the releases are ALL for Sherman variants with one release in particular (IMHO) especially welcome!
Mig Productions is about to release their latest technical, a BJ45 with Russian B11 recoilless rifle.
Calibre35 is a Czech-Republic based producer of conversion sets, complete kits and improvement sets for 1/35th and 1/72nd scale...
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