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A number of years ago, a new company entered into the model kit market - this company went by the name of Skybow. Skybow was notable for firstly its range of subjects - principally U.S Softskins and secondly for 'pushing the envelope' of quality in its mouldings and accuracy. Not only did they produce models of an extraordinary quality, they also covered subjects which no-one else even considered. A few years ago, AFV Club acquired the moulds and since then have marketed the Skybow kits under their own label and with their own packaging....
It seems like only a few days ago that I posted news of some really interesting new Conversion/update sets from the Korean manufacturer Legend Production happily, a news editor's job is never complete and we are now able to bring you EVEN MORE of these mouth-watering new releases!
Continuing with the policy of seperating Osprey Publishing's new releases thematically, this month sees the release of three new titles of particular interest to Armor Modellers...
The end of this month will see five more titles of particular relevance for figure modellers released by the British publishing house - Osprey Publishing
Trakz, a division of VLS, has released an all-resin 1:35 scale trailer to go with the LVT1 amphibious vehicle also designed by Ben Jakobsen. In use after 1944 in the PTO, the trailer was apparently not well like by DUKW and LVT crews as it was very heavy ladden down and also had difficulty going over rough terrain. Never the less this kit is a great addition to the collection of PTO vehicles and equipment available today. I am sure many of you wish there were more.
The Scottish armor manufacturer Accurate Armour has become in the last few years, a byword for the production of innovative products for the armor modeller. The company produces a wide-range of Softskins (trucks), Conversion sets and complete armor kits in principally 1/35 scale. This new release (which will be available in february) will almost certainly be another of those 'mould- breakers' - no pun intended...
Bison Decals have an enormous range of decal sheets in both 1/35th and in 1/72nd scale. The company also covers a wide range of subjects and periods - from WWII up to and including every conflict until Operation Iraqi Freedom and the peacekeeping operations in Kosovo.
Tiger Model Designs is one of those companies which provide an invaluable service for the modeller. They have a considerable number of varied product lines available covering vehicles from a number of periods and nationalities.
TRAKZ and Warriors are two of the 'in-house' brands sold and commissioned by the VLS Corporation Traks produce resin vehicle conversion sets, Warriors produce an enormous and interesting range of figures in a variety of scales...

The Spanish manufacturer Nimix has announced a new Diorama set from the Peninsular War - The Battle of Alba de Tormes (1809)
1/35 Sd.Kfz. 251/21 Ausf. D Schutzenpanzerwagen - Drilling MG 151 w/Bonus Features
The SdKfz 251/21, also known as the Mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen - Drilling MG 151,it was a very effective anti-aircraft version of the SdKfz 251 halftrack. Mounting three excellent 15mm MG 151/15 or 20mm MG 151/20 machine guns on a compact pedestal behind a small armored shield, these modified SdKfz251 halftracks could provide very effective defensive fire against the Allied aircraft and ground targets as well.
One of the real joys in the news section, is to be able to bring news of interesting new companies. A company which completes both categories is Armour Workshop - a Hong Kong based producer od resin accessories for vehicles in both 1/35th scale AND in 1/48th scale...
Andrea Miniatures continues to expand and complement its ranges. These future releases should find (as always) a ready market...
Voyager Model is a Chinese producer of etched-brass detail sets for Aircraft, Warships and AFVs. The latter are the subject of this news story....
The Korean company, Legends Productions have become one of the most interesting sources of news in the last few months. It is becoming more than obvious that they are addressing some of the real demands of both Israeli and Aliied modellers if their recent releases are anything to go by...
Academy has announced it's 1st quarter (armor/vehicle) releases for 2005. It has to be said from the outset, that it is not exactly going to get the pulses racing...
Formations is a company which has made its reputation on producing a wide range of conversion and update sets for the Sherman and Stuart in 1/35th scale. A few months ago, they began to add Stuart components to their catalogue. With these new releases they continue this process and add some more useful sets...
ACE company has just begun production of their 1/72nd scale Russian Main Battle Tank T-90 (kit #72163).
Decals are for two vehicles + one camo for vehicle without any markings.

More details can be found here:

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Having just posted a news story about Coelian's interesting 1/72nd scale releases, it seems only sensible to do one on their 1/35th range....
Coelian Models is a Dutch producer of armour conversion/enhancement sets in both 1/35th and the increasingly popular scale of 1/72nd.. This news story deals with some excellent - looking coversion/update sets in 1/72nd scale....
Milicast Models are widely considered to produce some of the best (resin) armor kis, conversions in 1/76th scale. Their products cater more for the Armor modeller than for the Wargamer, with a truly impressive level of detail considering their small scale...
There are two new Dragon releases this week - both armor related and both previously announced however, up until now, no images were available....
Once again, my thanks go to Terry Ashley of P.M.M.S. for pointing me in a most useful direction... These are the forthcoming Armor releases from Trumpeter....
Having unleashed one pleasant surprise in the news section today - it is my pleasure to give yet another. Thanks to a quid pro quo with Terry Ashley over at P.M.M.S. I am able to bring some REALLY special news....
This may come as a welcome surprise for many - the latest (unannounced) release from the Kong Kong/Japan based manufacturer Tristar
Letterman Productions are the publishing 'arm' of the VLS Corporation, along with Trakz, Wingz and Warriors they produce a complimentary range of reference material dealing with both modelling and Armor reference. They are receiving a great deal of (deserved) interest from both the modelling enthusiast and the student of AFVs...
Eduard continues with a huge amount of new enhancement sets and this month, news comes that they are expanding their complete kits into armor and softskins....
A little while ago, German manufacturer Airmodel announced the release of two new 1/35 scale artillery kits. Both models are now ready for release:

Item Number: AM-1008 - a German 10.5 cm Flak 39

Item Number: AM-1055 - a US 155mm M 198 Howitzer

Both kits are multi-media models, featuring resin parts and turned aluminium barrels. Airmodel have produced these kits using a new resin-casting technology which they claim offers excellent quality.

To mark the releases, Airmodel are offering the models at a special price of EUR 51.00 for orders placed before Christmas.
We've finally gotten all the new colours in stock, based on Mike Starmer's extensive research which he generously shared.
Warriors who are part of VLS are announcing a number of new releases for 2005. The theme continues to be the U.S.M.C. in the Pacific in WWII...
Once again a considerable number of new releases from Andrea Miniatures and, if you have always needed one - a vulture in 54mm....
Two new releases coming from Dragon in January 2005. One, recently announced, the other a not unexpected release....
MIG Productions announced a batch of new releases and there are some extremely interesting items among them
HardCorps Models' has, since its inception, been one of these companies worth watching. They have brought out a range of highly practical accesory/conversion sets with a common theme - The War In the Pacific...
Thanks to a recent news report on P.M.M.S. we are able to bring you news of Panzer Shop - a Czech Republic-based producer of Resin conversion sets, Figures and Complete Kits - all in 1/35th scale.....
Once again a useful new release from Concord Publications This one is guaranteed good sales....
A week or so ago, a number of new releases were annonced by Accurate Armour, with this news story, their releases should be brought up to date....
January will see the release of two, useful, new armor accessory sets from Verlinden.
Once again a mixed bag of figure releases from this well-known resin producer. Verlinden's releases this month are marked by a lack of any 120mm figure subjects although both 54mm and 1/35th are well represented....
Due to the sheer volume of releases from Verlinden Productions their new releases will now be seperated into their respective categories - Armor, Figures, Aviation and Dioramas. The latter is the subject of this news story...
Maple Leaf Models, the Canadian manufacturer of 1/35 resin conversion sets has released a number of interesting sets of great interest to both Modern and WWII Armor modellers...
Firestorm Models continues to release interesting sets for Armor, Dioramas and Figures. The latter theme is the subject of this news story...
The Australian Resin priducer Firestorm Models, continues apace with new releases. In this report, the focus turns to their new Armor releases....
The Australian company Firestorm Modelscontinues to produce some attractive (and Useful) material for the figure, diorama and armor modeller. These are the new releases for the Diorama modeller.
In one of those oversights, I failed (up to now) to give an update on the interesting new releases from Tiger Model Designs...
The Spanish figure manufacturer El Viejo Dragón has just announced its latest releases in 54mm...
Once again, Concord Publications is bringing us the first in what should be a highly useful series of books with the modern armor modeller in mind.....
Now this comes into the category of a Real Surprise - Tristar's website is showing images of some fascinating new releases....
After a little delay, Alpine Miniatures has announced its latest batch of releases in 1/35th scale....
Soldati are a well known, Italian, figure manufacturer. What I had previously never seen before, was their 1/35th Scale Resin figures. An ommission which has now (happily) been resolved....
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