It's been a while since we heard from Czech manufacturer Calibre 35... Or is that Calibre 48? Or perhaps even Calibre 72?
As you may have guessed, Calibre 35 has extended their range of products to 1/48 and 1/72, titled Calibre 48 and Calibre 72 respectively.
No matter how much PE you throw in the box, there will always be someone to release an additional PE set. In this case the former being DML, and the latter once again Polish company Part.
We're about to get started with an online figure painting tutorial over at TimeLines
The tutorial will be run by Jaume Ortiz
and Pete Herrera
Concord Publications have just released their latest editions in the Armor At War and ASSAULT: Journal of Armored & Heliborne Warfare Series.
Hot off the presses, Pegaso Models has announced its new releases for July 2005. Although not high in quantity this month, these releases are, as always, high in quality!
Many of you may remember the news article about newcomers Trifon Miniatures
from the Introduction
to the Argentine company I did last month. As a follow up to June 2005's article (and I realise this may appear to be a repeat of the introduction), we are now proud to bring you the first official Trifon Miniatures
Athens Miniatures , Greece's leading high quality figures company , extend their range of 65mm miniatures by 3 more products.
Pretty Interesting historical figures, as a Cozak, a Byzantine Infantry , and a Halberdier.
It has been two months since the last fantastic set of new releases from Spanish company MIG Productions. Once again MIG has succeeded in producing some very interesting releases, and once again they need to be summed up in two seperate news reports. This time, however, not between armour and figures... but rather naval (Warships) and everything else!
Last month I had the pleasure of introducing the Armorama community to the fantastic figure works of Seil Model and Armorama member Tomas Castano (aka Tomascastano). I once again have the pleasure of announcing the latest release from this winning team!
July 2005 sees the release of the much awaited Tamiya Leclerc...
Tamiya has but 2 figure releases for July 2005, both, I am sure, welcome additions to the relevant series.
Czech-Republic based PlusModel, most noticably known for their series of Mercedes G4's, have just announced their latest batch of diorama and accessory releases.
ACE Model recently announced yet another 1/72 release...
Once again, Archer Fine Transfers have produced a long list of new releases in both 1/35th and a cross-scale range of transfers...
Many figurists have heard the name PiLiPiLi, and seen the figures displayed at various shows and expo's globally. Here's a brief introduction to the Belgian company, their range and a few of their recent releases.
Somewhat overshadowed by the recent plethora of 3-in-1 kits, Dragon has announce the release of a new updated and perfected Henschel Jagdtiger that will be "a leader amongst kits".
DML has released just the one new figure set for July 2005. Unsurprisingly it is a set of Wehrmacht figures.
Armorscale - new company from Poland, dynamically expand their range of products.
It has been a while since we heard anything from Allied
model specialists Resicast
have been hard at work producing 3 more conversion sets for Tamiya's Universal Carrier (including the 2 pre-release announcements by Jim Rae in October 2004
), as well as an exciting new series
, with the intention of lifting the burden on modellers' wallets.
Spanish figure manufacturer Elite Miniatures is not a company that has a high release rate of figures. Perhaps it is for that very reason that their high-quality, well detailed figures are so sought after in the figurist community.
About six years ago ROYAL MODEL was established, with production limited to only basic 1/35 scale products and diorama accessories. Since then ROYAL MODEL has grown, expanding their range with new products such as the resin accessories and photogravure to super detail 1/35 and 120mm tanks, arms, equipment and figurines. Most recently they have added AM products for super detailing 1/72 kits!
About six years ago ROYAL MODEL was established, with production limited to only basic 1/35 scale products and diorama accessories. Since then ROYAL MODEL has grown, expanding their range with new products such as the resin accessories and photogravure to super detail 1/35 and 120mm tanks, arms, equipment and figurines.
Accurate Armour have just confirmed these new figure releases:
These are Modern British figures suitable for 'B' vehicles, and casual British WWII eating/drinking figures. Also new is a British WWII Stretcher set.
Accurate Armour have just confirmed these new armour releases. It really is a very nice mixed bag of goodies. What is interesting is that they have released wheel sets for the Marquette Archer - the Archer kit that is allegedly an Accurate Armour knock-off...
Ares Mythologic, producers of limited edition miniatures, produce a marvelous range of Ancient World figure subjects. Through this medium they succeed in bringing colour and form to the history of the Ancient World.
With thanks to the folks at planetFigure, I have the pleasure to introduce the Armorama.com community to Seil Model
. Seil Model
has recently entered the white metal figure market, with a very promising range of historical figures.
Keep an eye out for the great sculpts by Armorama.com member Tomas Castano
Minie' Ball Miniatures, a new line of Civil War kits is cast in 54-mm scale resin with many sculpted by world renowned figure sculptor, Alan Ball. These resin castings are done very well, with minimal cleanup required. The line has been introduced with 4 figures, Civil War personailty potrait heads (ideal for figure conversions!), and three types of US cavalry carbines (Civil War era). There's even a set of flying quail birds!
There has been a lot of praise and criticism (in equal measure) heaped upon Dragon Models Limited for their release policy. It has seemed, from where I have been sitting, that I was unable to publish a news story on their recent releases without a flurry of comments. The majority constructive, but some going a little further... With the release of this new set, Allied, and in particular U.S. Army Modellers, should find this new release absolutely invaluable...
A few months ago, I discovered this (relatively) new Brazilian Company. I was very impressed with their small, but ery interesting range of 1/35th scale truck kits and conversions. Now Panzer Resin Models have announced their latest release....
Perfect Scale were until now known only from one 1/35 product - excellent engine set for Tamiya Leopard 2 model (link to review
). Now they introduced another product in this scale, and it is a full kit this time.
Dragon Models Limited have finally given the release date AND details othe features in both kits.
The release date is given (officially) as July 2005...
I found the following Andrea Miniatures July 2005 new releases on the Squadron website. While not necessarily the most exciting of releases, they do make for something different.
, first introduced to the Armorama.com
community during November 2004 (Click here
for the news story), have quietly and consistently been releasing new historical and contemporary miniatures at a rate comparable to some of the better miniature companies in Western Europe and North America.
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...
Good as they are, DML's SdKfz 251 series, in several areas, do need a touch of improvement. In some areas of the kit the (inevitable) thickness of the plastic really cries out for improvement. These new releases from the Polish company Part, should be of interest to anyone who takes their 251s seriously...
It's been a long time in the catalogues and the news forums, but now it appars there is some movement... Trumpeter has now let us see inside the box....
In this, the second of the reports on the 'renaissance' of Takahashi Modelling, attention turns to their plans for 1/35th scale figures....
There are many notable figure sculptures out there and of course many superb figures. In recent years, one of the most impressive range of figures have come from the Japanese company, Takahashi Modelling, not particularly for their subject matter, more for the quality of the sculpting. Now they're back. With a vengeance!!
While possible not the most interesting of releases to the general population, the June 2005 releases from Spanish manufacturer El Viejo Dragón Miniatures will serve to fill a gap in the 1/72 scale figure market and get modellers of this genre somewhat excited. These are the first of what promises to be an interesting new range for the Spaniards.
I came across this new little Argentinean/Mexican figure manufacturer a few days ago, and thought I'd share what appears to be a very interesting range with you all.
Ladies and gentleman, introducing Trifon Miniatures...
The Italian Figure company, Pegaso has announced it's latest release schedule. As we have come to expect, a mixture of subjects and periods have been announced...
For those of you unaware of the existence of this company, let me just give a brief summary... HardCorps Models are one of those vitally useful 'niche' companies. In other words, they produce a range of products within a common theme. In the case of HardCorps, updates, conversion sets and decals for the U.S.M.C. in a variety of theaters...
With kind thanks to Guy Herrick at PlanetFigure
for introducing me to Heroic Miniatures
and posting the original news item, herewith their latest release and 2 forthcoming attractions.
With kind thanks to Guy Herrick at PlanetFigure
for posting the original news item, herewith follows a few of the The Model Cellar's
From the highly-regarded figure company, Alpine Miniatures, comes news of their latest (1/35th) releases which are a slight 'change' in direction...
Thanks to a link provided by David Maynard (DRADER), I have been able to get my hands on some of the Test-Shots of Trumpeter's forthcoming KV-2...
This is not the first story that I have run on the products of the Russian company, Miniarm
. Previously, the stories have been about the availability of their products via ModelPoint U.S.
who have been importing this highly attractive range....
The Ukrainian company ACE Model have just announced yet another new, 1/72nd scale release...
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..