The latest announcement from Trumpeter, curiously enough, is entirely focussed on Warships and update sets....
The Scottish manufacturer, Accurate Armour, is not one of the companies one (immediately) thinks of Naval Vessels, however their catalogue is rapidly filling-up with submarines, assault vessels and landing craft in 1/35th and 1/76th scale...
Cottage Industry Models has released their updated 1/24 scale cut away model of the CSS Hunley.....
In the latest releases from Trumpeter, they seem to have gone a bit 'Camo-Crazy' with 4 new releases, three of them featuring something beyond the traditional monotone....
As an offshoot of his work on the 1/350 Missouri set, Peter Hall has now come up with PE 3592, a set of 1/350th scale USN WW2 doors & hatches:
Well, Peter Hall has completed our photoetch set, PE 3534, for the 1/350 Missouri (actually, it covers the other ships in the class too in their WW2 fits), and it's being etched now.
Some new crew figures for 1/72 U Boat modellers. Do you need some figures to finish off that monster you've been building? Czech Masters have released a range of 1/72 crew figures that might help finish that project and add that soemthing extra to you final model.
When I published the advance details of Dragon Models' 2006 catalogue, one of the more intriguing announcements was in a new range, Premium Edition. These consist of reboxing older (although essentially sound) kits, but completely updating them with new decals and, significantly, After-Market parts. Now, comes news of DML's first Warship subject in this new range...
Gator's has expanded their line of ship mask and are adding more every week.
Just got the message about 20 minutes ago: The UK price on the new Trumpeter kit will be 59.57 GBP worldwide.
Finally, a paint mask for ths ship modeler. Gator's Paint Mask introduces World War 2 camouflage measure paint mask for 1/700, 1/542 and 1/350 scale ships....
This, for the Warship modellers, may come into the category of 'Bombshell'. For the diorama builders it may also come into the same category....
Perhaps somewhat overshadowed by their other releases, Trumpeter, nevertheless are continuing with increasing their range of carriers and naval aviation sets...
White Ensign Models has just announced a re-issue of WEM K3551, USS PEGASUS (PHM-1), USN hydrofoil in her 1980 fit....
Just announced (or at least with images) is the latest in Dragon Models' Modern Sea Power Series...
White Ensign Modelsare now going into production with their latest photoetch set, PE 768, specifically designed to fit the new 1/700 scale kits of USS Baltimore and USS Pittsburgh from Trumpeter......
New 1/700 Photoetch from WEM (1:700)
The latest Warship releases from White Ensign Models....
A little surprise on the Bronco Models homepage for Submariners and other with naval interests....
A few months ago, we ran the story on Mig Productions latest (and surprising entrance!) into the Warship field, with nothing less than a Russian Bronekater patrol boat in 1/35th scale... Now it seems, the Bronekater is back in a slightly different format...
Choroszy Modelbud, from Poland, started to release last year a new series of Midget Submarines and Manned Torpedoes. Last month they have released a new batch of 7(!!) new items.
Peter Hall has finally completed the design for our photoetch PE 3567 for the 1/350 scale pre-Dreadnoughts BORODINO and KNYAZ SUVOROV.
There is good news for modelers currently working on Trumpeter's 1/350 USS North Carolina. Lionroar has just release probably the most complete set of photoetch for the USS North Carolina. (17) sheets of relief photoetch, (9) turned 1/350 16 in aluminum barrels, (20) 5 in metal barrels, brass propellers....Check out the pictures.
For everyone who has the 1/700th Scale Skytrex kit, now you can dress it up with the PE fret from our Starling kit....
It's curious sometimes, to see just how quickly items announced at the Trade Shows gets announced on a company's website. A clear case in point are the new releases announced last week by Trumpeter in Japan...
White Ensign Models has some new kits available, and some new photoetch for ship and aircraft modellers.
It's always a pleasure to cover the launch of a new company. In this case, thanks to our tireless Warship editor - Rui Matos (Skipper) we are able to bring news of a company which is doing products or othe the Warship and the Diorama modeller - U-Models
Next Up from WEM in 1/350 (1:350)
Well, I've been sitting on the news, but Dave's gone and put it up on our site so I guess I can spill the beans here:
I like Carriers. I particularly like carrier models that do not involve me having to evict the neighbours and demolish the connecting walls. In this respect, Dragon Model's future release is particularly attractive...
Finally! It's been a long time coming, but Peter Hall has finished the artwork for PE 752, and it will be going off for etching in the next day or two
A year or two ago, we got a kit that many of us had been waiting for for many years - the LCM(3) in 1/35th scale. Not only did we get a long-awaited kit , we got two - from both Trumpeter and from Italeri, this time it seems we are only getting one, but an incredibly welcome release all the same....
A 1/700 DD-931 Forrest Sherman Class (early) with optional briges and some small heavy steal are part of the news Tom Gardner, from JAG Collective brings us!
MIG Productions has now turned it's head to the naval arena, and has produced one of the most exciting model releases of 2005! Their first naval production is the ferocious Soviet BK1125!
Now.. for a WEM PE special!
We've got new releases from COMBRIG.. this has only just been announced, and the order's on the way to us already!
With all the attention that Dragon Models receive with their armor releases, it is sometimes easy to forget that they are continuing (albeit more slowly) with an interesting range of ship kits in both 1/350th and 1/700th scale - this is one of their future (august 2005) releases...
WEM 1/350 North Carolina PE (1:350)
White Ensign Models is putting our PE 3585 for the Trumpeter 1/350 USS North Carolina (BB-55) into production.
That's right--something of a surprise we've had tucked away for a while and are now putting into production:
More and more of the 'Aftermarket' companies are beginning to produce 1/7nd scale figures for vessels such as Revell's U-Boat or their German MTB. However, inevitably, these figures can work out quite expensive, particularly if a large number of figures are required....
PE 3580, 1/350 Kuznetsov Airwing Set, is now available and shipping, with priority to pre-orders.
Hokey dokey, folks--here now and packing (and shipping as of Wednesday the 27th), are:
That's right: the 1/350 Trumpeter USS North Carolina kit is here, and you can order it now. Price is £51.02 (UK/EU residents add VAT).
Last month, DML announced the release of 7049 - U.S.S. Essex in 1/700th scale, now comes advance news of yet another 'Essex' in 1/700th - the U.S.S. Randolph....
Well, here are the images of the next two WEM PE sets, hot off the Mac of our chief designer, Peter "Mad Pete" Hall.
White Ensign Models is about to release its photoetch detail set for the Trumpeter 1/350 scale Admiral Kuznetsov.
IJN Mikasa In 1/350th Scale... (1:350)
The Mikasa was a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy and was the Flagship of Admiral Togo. It fought in the very famous historic "Battle of the Japan Sea" vs. the Russian Battle Fleet during May 27-28, 1905 and was instrumental during the Russo-Japanese war.
At last, we have completed the design for our photoetch detail set for the Heller 1/400 HMS Illustrious kit.
Just posted on the Dragon Models website is a (sadly, all too rare) new Warship release - the U.S.S. Essex in 1/700th scale...
We have just completed the artwork for our newest 1/350 aircraft photoetch detail sets.
We just received large shipments from several of our casting firms, and have a number of new items and re-stocks packing right now.
Replace the incorrect anchors in your new Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Nimitz kit.
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