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The Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicles Association (MAFVA) will hold its 50th anniversary UK Nationals show at IWM Duxford again this year, on Father's Day!
Tragic news: National Military History Center (NMHC), located in Auburn, Indiana, is selling off vehicles.
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Giesbers Models has two new 1/76 kits that are available. A Dodge WC59 telephone repair with K38 trailer (JG036) and a Vickers Medium Mk III (JG040).
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SCALERAMA have added some new trees to their Diorama Supplies range.
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Once again, the Network was represented at the annual Nuremberg Toy Fair. Here's the first (general) report.
There is nothing unusual about book signings in the 'mainstream' booktrade, but it is a little unusual when it happens within Military Book Publishing. It then becomes an event worth noting in one's diary.
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2007 is the year of the first model contest at Omaha Beach !
The much-maligned scale of 1/48th was present at the Nuremberg show - not perhaps in the quantity of 1/35th but certainly in the qualitative sense. 2007 is going to see some VERY interesting material in 1/48th scale - all that's needed now, is to convince the 'nay-sayers'...
Although 'Braille-scale' still remains a touch overshadowed by 1/35th scale, there is no reason to believe that it's in any danger of vanishing. Virtually all the 'majors' continue to support it and certain companies such as Mirage have some wonderful material coming out..
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...
The Nuremberg Toy Fair is probably the largest event of its type in the world. The show is held exclusively for professionals in the sector - manufacturers, distributors and retailers all attend to showcase their new products for the coming year. One of the (very active) 'sectors' is the area which concerns us - modelling...
Something very different in this calendar for 2007..
One of the minor luxuries afforded to a News Editor is the opportunity to do a little 'editorializing' from time to time. The end of the year seems like as good a time as any, to take a highly personalized (and GROSSLY opinionated) view of what's made the headlines, what seemed like a good idea at the time and what will continue to be the talking points in 2007. So as I pause briefly to throw another handful of sprues onto the roaring Yule-tide fire, I bid you welcome to my view of 2006....
Looking for something different in calendars? Fed-up with cute images on the walls? Then this range of themed calendars may just be what you're looking for....
A new, long-awaited, book has been released in Beirut about 30 years of military vehicles in Lebanon...
For a long time, few books covered the AMX-13 in detail. Now, with this book, the long wait is over
On Saturday the 17th of June a big model exhibition took place in Brno (Czech Republik)...
A short while ago, I ran a news story on how some of the Armored Brigade Models conversion/update sets were being re-released, now, from the owner of the company, Sid Arnold, comes news of even more releases.....
This is my first post to this particular forum so please excuse any errors in layout etc.

The following have been released and confirmed.
A new Company has been started which is carrying Armorscale , Hauler, LionMarc and Skybow in the US...
Simply not enough work is done (on my part) to cover what is coming out in 1/72nd scale, to retify this and to 'mollify' the many braille-scalers out there, I have decided to do a 'Compilation' story looking at the recent releases from various manufacturers...
NEWS RELEASE MAY 2005

ART OF WAR

We are pleased to announce SQUAD48, a new range of 1/48th scale military figure/accessories kits.....
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
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....
News from the recently held Tokyo Model Show has been seeping through bit by bit. With the help of a photo-report on Hobby-Link (Japan). In the first instance, my thanks go to Robert Blokker (FAUST) for passing it on...
SP Designs new releases:

140 BMP-1TJ Finnish Control AFV
141 BTR-80SSS Sat. Comm.

...and Resin tracks for USA M107 and M110 series vehicles.
SAAM Models website has been redesigned for a better buying experience. Still carrying SP Designs kits, I have made navigation and the "general look" better overall.
Perfect Scale from Germany are a new company on the market. Their first product is a resin set with engine and engine compartment for Tamiya Leopard 2A5 and 2A6 kits.
Pegasus Hobbies is a California based, on-line hobby store. Recently I picked up a snippet of news that they were starting to produce their own 1/72nd scale armor kits and figures...
This is a Canadian based bookseller/publisher whose speciality is Commonwealth Armor/Artillery subjects....
I would like to see if I can help clear up some tire details about the Italeri modern 5 ton trucks that are on the market. The kits need a lot of work to make them accurate. Thatís why there are so many after market detail set available. The military unit I am in has about 2 dozen of these trucks. We received them directly from the factory (AM General) and therefore they were not modified before we got them. I have see many pictures of these truck in the field and it looks like deployed units use whatever they have on hand when replacement are needed. This tends to make vehicles misidentified when these pictures are used for reference purposes.
Formations Models, should be the first stop for anyone enhancing their Shermans. This is a company who works exclusively in producing AM parts for the Sherman. Their new releases continue this trend...
Another great addition to their line of the "Armor At War Series" (photo essays) is the title "U.S. Tank Battles In France 1944-45" by Steven Zaloga.
After a conversation with GeneralFailure, he told me that Pro Art Models is releasing a set of Tanks & Fuel Pump Unit in 1/35 scale - Just like the one he scrachbuilt in 1/15 scale for his M35 Cargo Truck.
Interested in Modern Russian/Soviet vehicles, but you don't want to scratchbuild them all? SP Designs, which has been around for years, has many of the kits you are looking for in 1/35 scale.