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The products of he Chinese manucfaturer, Voyager Model are featuring more and more in the review section of Armorama. Understandably, as few companies are producing such a diverse range of products...
A month or two ago, I wrote a news story by way of introduction, to the Polish company Armorscale. Now I am able to bring news of their latest and future releases - again in 1/35th scale..
Due to work commitments, I will not be present for the month of July. Therefore, I have decided, to leave the news of the Osprey future releases published here. In the first instance, I have to acknowledge that all the 'Spade-work' for this story, was done by Rudi Richardson (TAROK) - for this I thank him for his help...
A few weeks ago, when Dragon Models announced their new '3 -in 1' kits of the PzIV series, there was a considerable reaction in the modelling world....
A week or two ago, P.M.M.S. published a review of two products frm the Australian company, WW2 Productions. The subject of the review were two different products - a track set and a sprocket set for the KV Series of Soviet AFVs. Somewhat intrigued by these products, I mailed WW2 Productions and yesterday, I got a complete list of their products and ordering details which orms the basis of this news story...
The U.S. company, Formations Models seem to have an endless appetite for improving and updating every possible aspect of 1/35th scale Shermans - these new releases continue the trend...
The HMMVV is rapidly becoming one of the most photographed and modelled subjects in history. The continuing conflict in Iraq has served to heighten interest in this vehicle even further...
The Czech-Republic based company PlusModel have featured in these news pages a number of times, however, it is a few months since they released any new products. Now is the time for an update....
Dragon have revealed a lot of new information about their two armor model and a figure set 1/35 scale releases and also announced one new 1/72 scale model.
The Ukrainian manufacturer, ACE Modelshas just announced yet another new 1/72 scale release...
A few weeks ago, we published the news that the Spanish company Nimix was producing a series of 1/48th scale German tank crew....
It's been a month or two, since the Korean company Legend Productions announced any new releases - happily they are back with two attractive 1/35th Armor conversion/update sets...
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We are pleased to announce SQUAD48, a new range of 1/48th scale military figure/accessories kits.....
There are a number of the 'After-market' companies who never fail to bring out interesting products. Amongst this very select list, are Tiger Model Designs who with these new releases have announced some interesting developments....
One of the continuing 'success' stories in the last year or so, has been the decals produced by Echelon Fine Details. Covering everything from Spanish Armored Divisions to vehicles in O.I.F., this company has been producing some of the most attractive decal sheets in the market. The latest sheets continue this trend with two new sheets, covering the Tiger I in 1/35th scale....
Once again, this is one of the most pleasant 'perks' of being News Editor - being able to present a new company with some very exciting products... The new company is Armorscale - yet another of those Polish companies which are now having such a positive effect on the AM (Aftermarket) part of the hobby....
Yet more surprises from that most interesting Japanese company - Tristar
Every year in the Dragon Catalogue, there are a number of 'secret items' we can now reveal what they are....
Although previously announced here and on other sites, we are now able to bring some good images of the imminent release of AFV Club's Flak 18...
Trakz has released two WWII US Armor conversion sets. The first is the 75mm M3 Half-track conversion set (TX 0116). This set comes with a detailed instruction sheet for the many (many!) resin parts included. It also has a brass photo-etch piece for the gun shield.
It's been a month or two since the Spanish manufacturer, Mig Productions announced new releases but now, the volume of their new releases is such that it is necessary to split their new releases into two - one for figures and this, for armor releases....
Bison Decals is a company who has carved a niche for itself in the Armor Decal Market in a simple way - by being more imaginative than many of its competitors. These new sets come at exactly the right moment with the new DML & AFV Club 'Tiger Programs' well underway and modellers looking for something just a touch different....
This is going to reverberate. Several months ago, AFV Club announced a Flak 18 in 1/35th scale. Guess what?
MR Models is a German manufacturer who have previously only been working in 1/35th and 1/72nd. All this is set to change with the announcement that they are now producing conversion and update sets in 1/48th scale...
With the (re-vitalized) interest in 1/48th scale armor, hardly a week goes by, without a new, or existing, manufacturer announcing new products for 1/48th scale armor. The latest of these, is 'Battalion Bits' a 'sub-division' of the 1/35th scale company, 'Belcher Bits'....
Verlinden Productions has announced two new Armor releases in 1/48th and 1/35th scale...
ACE just begun production of a 1/72nd scale plastic replica of the Canadian Cougar Fire Support Vehicle....
This is another of these news stories which seems to come out of the blue.. Rest Models is a company based in the Ukraine,. whose previous products were all 1/48th scale aviation subjects, are now turning their attention to 1/35th Armor and 1/48th figures...
A while back, the news story was run on an interesting new kit from Dragon Models Limited - their new (3534) M1 Panther II Mine Detection and Clearing Vehicle in 1/35th scale. Now we are able to bring you images of this unusual AFV....
Modelpoint U.S. has just announced it's latest releases in updates and conversion sets in 1/35th scale....
Schiffer Publishing has just recently published a new book on the paint and markings of American armor from World War I to the eve of World War II - Organization and Markings of American Armor, 1918-1941
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...