Yes, any IDF stuff sets my imagination whizz banging into hyperspace! This extra cool kit comes from Hong Kong Creation Workshop. It includes all that funky ribbed side up-armoured and armoured cuppola package that you have all been secretly admiring in the news footage of recent events (it's ok to like machines they don't have a political stance!!) My wife has been complaing that I'm drooling in front of the T.V.!
It apprears that the guy's over at Warriors have cottoned on to a good thing. In the last few months they have popped several new and exciting sets from the figure oven. These are all based upon the recent events in Afghanistan. The one's that I ran straight out and scooped up were: References 35421/35423/35424/35425/ and 35426. These were all great with a few minor reservations./ I only got one seated guy, and most of the Northern Allaince guy's appear to spend more time on their hind quarters than standing.
Hugh Downs, a northern-California horseman and artist, in collaboration with John Tremelling of Powys, Wales have rather amazingly and very accurately, recreated the figure of Owain Glyn Dwr---armour, horse and all. Downs has taken images of Tremelling as Glyn Dwr and created some computer-generated artwork. You can visit the Web site to see the results and learn more about the project.
Italeri has finally updated it's site with the new catalog for this year! This also includes Dragon/DML, Zvezda and Protar!!!!
Go to and click on "Products".
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Tamiya unvieled quite a few new military kits at the Spielwarenmesse 2002 Nuremberg International Toy Fair. The full line of releases can be viewed here at Tamiya's Web site. In summary the new kits include a 1/16 RC M26 Pershing, a 1/35 RC Leopard 2A5, 1/35 German Panzer Recon Team, 1/35 German King Tiger (Ardennes Front), 1/16 German King Tiger Production Turret (Motorized), 1/48 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a w/ Kettenkraftrad, 1/48 Nakajima A6M2(RUFE), 1/48 Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11, and a 1/700 German Heavy Cruizer Prinz Eugen.
Kencelot has put together another list of upcoming or recent releases. If you have any news of these (or other) kits please post the info below. Thanks Ken!
This is kind of dated but the FineScale Modeler website has a list of models that will be released by Trumpeter in 2002-2003. The article says that all the kits are "new tool" unless otherwise noted.
Italeri has announced three new releases, all tanks. The first is the "Marines M4 Sherman", a PTO M4 with snorkel setup. The second is an "M1 A2 Abrams". And the third is an "M-60 Blazer" of Israeli origin. As far as I could find these kits/molds have not been previously released by Italeri. If anyone has any further info on these kits please comment below (read full story).
Ken Fortier has put together this list of new release armor kits. Some may already be available and others unreleased as of yet. We are planning to add a section to the site to track all new release kits (and perhaps all current releases as well - sort of a kit library).
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I was sent this email from "Aer Colectie", a model manufacturer in Moldova (formerly part of the USSR). They list their new releases in 1/72 Armor as well as a Kursk (1/400) submarine. You can view the entire e-mail, just follow the link below.
I got this rather cryptic email. I hadn't heard of this scale or these manufacturer's before, but I figured someone might find them of interest. I believe the site of origin is The email follows...
Tamiya's new 1/32 Scale Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter (Zeke)
The masterfully designed 1/32 scale model of the A6M5 Zero shipboard fighter, with all its intricate detail and moveable parts has now been taken to the next level. Tamiya is proud to release a 1/32 scale model of the Mitsubishi A6M5 shipboard fighter that features realistic lights replicated with light emitting diodes, as well as propeller rotation coupled with synchronized engine sound.
Developed primarily for ground troop support, the 105mm equipped M4A3 was added to the Sherman series. Now, Tamiya presents a 1/35 scale replication accurate down to the casting of the round gun turret. The battle postures of 3 ground troop figures and the steady gaze of the tank commander convey a sense of tension felt during battle. The kit comes complete with heavy M2 machine gun and a variety of accessories. Pair this model up with the 75mm Gun Late Production version for creating the perfect diorama.