Sunday, August 22, 2010

New 1/48 Comet kit and 1/48 M12 155mm GMC kit

1/48 armor modellers have a couple of new kits to look forward to.  Tim Perry, who runs Fighting 48th has been showing off some of the masters for his new resin 1/48 A34 Comet.  It looks pretty damn nice so far:
No price has been announced for it yet, but based on Tim's previous releases, it'll be well worth whatever he charges for it.

Another new kit, actually a conversion for the Tamiya M4 Shermans comes from Olivier Saint-lot who runs the Gaso.Line webstore.  Olivier has been making 1/48 resin kits and conversions for a long time and his latest is a M12 155mm GMC conversion. 

It too looks real nice.  For those outside of Europe, the price is around 27euros plus shipping.  Both of these kits are going on my Christmas and birthday lists.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some things just don't work out as planned!

Well, here it is Thursday, 12AUG10.  This Saturday, I was planning on heading down to So.Cal to visit TankLand, which is a pretty cool military vehicle museum in South El Monte.  I was planning on spending the day down there, taking pictures and just plain goofing off.  Then, on Sunday, I was going to head to the General George S. Patton Museum in Chiriaco Springs, CA to do the same thing.  Of course, things just aren't going to turn out that way.

Yesterday, my wife had to take her car into the shop.  $850.00 later, it was set free.  Needless to say, that took care of the Toadman's weekend.  Luckily, I hadn't paid for anything in advance.  Combined with work on my car in June and my cat getting hit by my daughter's car, it's been a rather expensive summer for me.

So, instead of going to So. Cal, I'll be back at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation this weekend giving tours.  Along with that, I'll finally be getting some more model work done along with a website update.  I guess things will work out eventually.  So.Cal can wait until October, unless of course something else goes wrong....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SabIngaMartin Publications strikes again!

Well, it looks like Dr. Robert Manasherob is on a roll!  Announced last week is his latest in the Lion and Lioness of the Line series on Israeli Shermans.  His newest one is Vol. 6, Early IDF Shermans
I think this makes 3 or 4 new titles for him this year!  Like the rest, it should be a winner!  I hope to have my copy in the next 10-14 days.  Time to get out all of those Sherman kits that have been stashed away.
This title along with the rest of Dr. Manasherob's book are available through his website:  SabIngaMartin Publications.  When you order, tell him the "Toadman" sent you!