Saturday, December 29, 2012

1/35 Universal Carrier Mk I from Riich.Models

Rubin from Riich.Models has sent in the box art for their latest kit announcement:

Universal Carrier Mk.I w/crew, kit #RV35011.

No additional information is available for this 2013 release.
Thanks to Rubin for the update.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

1/35 M22 Locust (T9E1) from Bronco!!

Rubin at Bronco Models has just sent in the box art for their latest kit announcement:

CB35161 is the kit number.  This is the British version with the Littlejohn squeeze bore adapter for the 37mm main armament.  No release date or price has been announced yet.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ampersand now taking reservations for "Son of Sherman, Vol. 1"!!!

Modelers of the Sherman tank have been waiting for quite some time for the long overdue sequel to the Modeler's Guide to the Sherman which made its debut in 1999.  Now, Pat Stansell at Ampersand Publishing Company has announced that they are now taking reservations for The Sherman Design and Development, Volume I in the Son of Sherman series. 
The following is from the Ampersand Publishing Company news release:

Due to the sheer breadth of the subject matter, the original Modeler’s Guide to the Sherman has now been split into multiple volumes under the banner of “Son of Sherman.”

SON OF SHERMAN VOLUME 1: The Sherman, Design and Development
A complete and illustrated description of the U.S. M4 Sherman tank series in the Second World War
ISBN: 978-0-9773781-1-1
• 386 pages
• Perfect bound, 8.5x11 format
• A complete explanation of each Sherman type by factory
• Sections for large hatch and small hatch
• A complete explanation of 75mm turrets
• A complete explanation of 76mm turrets
• Production and registration data
• Full color throughout
• Lavishly illustrated with over 900 photographs and over 130 multi-view color plates
• Comprehensive Bibliography

$55.00, plus shipping.

Below are sample pages from Volume 1:

SON OF SHERMAN VOLUME 2: The Sherman Modeler’s Guide
A complete and illustrated description of modeling the Second World War U.S. M4 Sherman tank
ISBN: 978-0-9773781-2-8
Over 900 color photos with comprehensive coverage of 18 highly detailed 1/35th scale kits. All based of the extensive research of Volume 1.

Now in development!

Thanks to Pat at Ampersand Publishing Company for the update.

Please note that I will not be reviewing Volume 1 when it's released as I have contributed some photographs to the book.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New 1/35 scale kits from Diopark

Diopark has announced two new 1/35 kits that will be perfect for your Vietnam War era dioramas.

DP35008 Italian Civilian Motorcycle 125 Primavera

DP35012 '60-'70 Southern Vietnamese

No prices or release date have been set.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

3 more kits from Bronco Models!

Rubin at Bronco Models has sent in news about 3 of their future releases.

First up is kit #CB35107, US GPW 1/4 Ton 4x4 Utility Vehicle (Mod.1942) w/37mm Anti-Tank Gun M3A1.
The GPW has been announced previously, but the 37mm anti-tank gun M3A1 should be well received.  Hopefully, it'll be released as a separate item at a later date.

Next up is kit #CB35159, W.W. II US Truck Crew Set.
Both the GPW & figures are in 1/35 scale. 

Ship builders get some love with #NB5028, USS Fort Worth LCS-3. 

This kit is in 1/350 scale. 

Thanks to Rubin at Bronco Models for the updates.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Test build pics of Mirror Models, Ltd's 1/35 GM Mk I Otter

Libor at L.Z. Models has just sent in pictures of the test build up of the new 1/35 GM Mk I Otter from Mirror Models Ltd.  Per Libor and the Mirror Models website, the kit is due to begin shipping sometime during the second week of December.

Thanks again to Libor at L.Z. Models for the pictures!

Friday, November 23, 2012

New STZ-5 artillery tractor from Riich Models.

Riich Models has jumped into the WW II Russian artillery tractor race with the announcement of a STZ-5.

No release date has been announced.  Thanks to Rubin at Riich Models for the pics!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More 1/35 kits from Bronco!

Rubin at Bronco Models has sent in copies of the box art for two new 1/35 kits.
First up is CB35113, Russian Self-Propelled Gun SU-152 (KV-14), [April 1943 (early) Production]
Next is CB35104, German Type XXIII U-Boat Coastal Submarine.

No release details have been announced.  Thanks to Rubin at Bronco Models for the pictures.