George Schachinger of Wikingers Panzermodellbau has uploaded image of the biggest plastic model exhibition in Austria. This show took place from 25th to 26th of September in Ried/I., upper Austria.
Verlinden Has just announced its usual mixture of releases in a variety of scales, themes and categories....
Osprey Publishing has, in addition to their well-known books on uniforms, AFVs, Fortifications and Military history, also have a range of extremely useful books dealing with the modelling of particular vehicles or aircraft. The coming months will see the publication of some new and interesting titles in this series...
October brings us the usual mixture of new releases from Verlinden Many of the new releases follow a well-trodden path, others (such as their M10 Trailer) are very welcome indeed....
MIG Productions released a few new resin sets for dioramas in 1/35 and 1/72 scales.
ModelZone (Croydon) have moved to new premises with more than twice the floorspace of their old shop.
Comet Miniatures Marketing will be holding an open day on Saturday September 4th.

The London shop will be open from 9am to 7pm with over a thousand items on sale - many at just 1/3 their normal price. Special stalls will be set up with items priced a £1, £5, £10 and £20.
Two new releases have been announced by Dragon Models. One in their 1/700 Warship series, the other in their ever-increasing 1/72nd scale Armor series..
Here is Verlinden's new releases for September....
From Terry Ashley over at P.M.M.S. comes news of a new Brazilian company Warhammer Productions who are producing a wide-range of interesting accessory sets....
On their website Eduard published a newsletter with new releases for August.
Academy (Europe) announced three new diorama accessories releases on their website (
Italeri has a new release for Napoleonic Wars period. 1/32 scale French Line Guard Infantry, also named as French Artillery Train on Italeri website.
Stevens International is requesting suggestions for future kit subjects from Trumpeter.
Mission Models are already well known for their high quality modeling tools, like EtchMate and recently released Grabhandler. This week Mission released a new tool: photoetched parts rolling tool called Multi-Tool.
July will, once again, see a considerable amount of new releases from Osprey Publishing. As usual a plethora of periods and interests are covered from the Zulu Wars to Zeppelins. Truly something for all tastes!
The Japanese company FineMolds has announced the release of it's Slave 1 (from Star Wars)
Today some new products have been released by MIG Productions. There are two new conversion sets, two figure sets and two pigment sets.
In Verlinden's release schedule for July there are as usual a mixture of periods. Within their diorama list there are three new releases....
Scale Creations Whose previous release was a 1/35th Scale Church Ruin, have announced the release of four sets of Propaganda posters in 1/35th scale...
It's always great to hear of a model shop thriving. The Croydon (S.E. London) branch of ModelZone is all set to move and expand. The shop will be moving from St. Georges Walk to new premises occupying two floors in the Centrale Shopping Centre - more than doubling its size in the process.
Yesterday, I received photos and details of the (first) diorama accessory from a new company:
Once again, Osprey Publishing has announced a batch of interesting new titles. Covering everything from Crusader Castles to Soviet Armor, from WWII Infantry tactics to the Hussite Wars, this list of new titles will have something for everyone....
TimeCast Historic Buildings in Miniatures has come out with a new bridge. They have created a 6mm version of the bridge at Arnham.
Any modellers in or near Lowestoft on Saturday, May 29 2004 may be well advised to visit the annual Open Day at:
Mole Military Miniatures have purchased the entire remaining stock of Letraset Dry Print Decals. The decals cover Aircraft and Armour subjects and are available in 1/72 and 1/35 scales for the most part.
Long in production and now complete, the massive 1/72 scale full dry dock from Diorama Solutions is ready for shipping. This kit is designed to house the new Revell 1/72 U-boat (not included in kit).
ACCIÓN PRESS have announced two new titles, one for the armor modeller and the other for the figure builder...
A new Spanish company with an extremely different range of new products for both dioramas and vehicle kits.
The annual Modelcontest Mosonmagyarovar 2004 was held the 17th and 18th of April in Hungary.

For some pictures of the aircraft and military vehicle entries, just click on the two links below:

Ships and Aircraft

Figures and AFV

A few samples of the models entered are pictured to the right.

Editors Note: All pictures taken by Wolfram Bradac. Story and photos courtest of The Luftwaffe in Scale.
A new company to me, these are the first four releases from Toro Models.....
Once again a large list of Osprey releases this month. It is worth noting that the closer we get to the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the more books there seem to be on Normandy.....
MIG continue adding to their catalogue with these new items, which as we have come to expect are always that little bit different...
A long awaited release and considering the numbers built, very long overdue.....
Osprey Publishing has to be easily the most prodigious publisher in the Military History field. Once again no less than twelve titles are to hit the bookstores...
A very mixed bag of titles from Osprey this month with something to capture the interests of everyone.
Monroe Perdu Studios, a company that is know for its creative products, decided to release a new architectural kit.
The Nazi propaganda machine shot a lot of footage during World War II. With that in mind Diorama Solutions, a new manufacturer based in Australia, has produced a German WW2 Movie and Still Camera set (kit DS3506). The kit includes a 16mm camera, a rolloflex 3.5f camera, tripod, and 2 film canisters. The retail price for this kit is 12.95 (Australian).
Diorama Solutions is fully up and running now....
Below is a list of new products we are launching. and dates expected for each item
Tamiya has announced dates for this years Tamiya-con event in Orange Country, California (US). It will be help April 17 and 18th. This is the 9th year they have held this event. Modelers from all over North America will decend on Tamiya's corporate offices to battle for the awards. The contestants will be judged by no other than Shunsaku Tamiya-san himself for the Tamiya Master Modeler Award.
More than five million aerial photographs of World War II are to be made publicly available on the internet.

The pictures will go online on Monday. Taken by the RAF, they were used by Allied commanders to help devise their strategy during the six-year conflict.
CB0004 1/35 Middle Eastern Shrine - Iraq

This kit is made from a combo of Hydrostone and Resin

This is the second product launched from our new range, and is taken from an actual shrine seen all over Iraq in most of the major cities.
Jim Starkweather, (a.k.a. “Staff Jim”), and Armorama’s A-Guard membership are pleased to announce Armorama’s first ever campaign for young modelers, the Aprentice Guild Exercises (AGE), beginning January 2004.
Mol Plastic Modelbouw, an On-Line store located in The Netherlands, made more items easily available for the European market.
Kancali is pleased to announce the new release for their urban warfare
series of latex molded street sections -- "Town Corner".
Just before the end of the year, Monroe Perdu offers a versatile set of three cobblestone bases for figures and small vehicles. Included are four full color photos of actual cobblestone streets from different countries, to illustrate the variety of ways to finish the pieces.
Every month, I receive Osprey's newsletter. Every month it seems there are more and more titles which I need, want or simply would like to learn more about...
Crielmodel, one of the leading Italian resin kits manufacturers, has just released an impressive resin kit depicting the above mentioned 12 tons German half-track.
I have just been in the Academy German site and saw some rather nice new releases...