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2016 Archive of "What's New" Items

Items appearing in the "What's New" section from January 1 through December 31, 2016 are contained here.  The information is listed by date updated with the most recent dates on top and older items at the bottom.

Date Item Updated or Added
December 26, 2016 A small update today with the addition of period pics of the Ferret 2 Scout Car in Borneo and Cyprus, via the Imperial War Museum.
December 24th Here's another crazy armored flamethrower for you: the AEC Heavy Pump Unit.
December 22nd We've put up yet another review of David Doyle's books, this one of "Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen: A Visual History of the German Army’s Multi-Purpose Vehicles" by Chuck Aleshire of AMPS Chicagoland.
December 20th Do you like the weird and wonderful wheelies?  If so, check out our new index covering the Heavy Cockatrice Mark 1a Flamethrower Vehicle.
December 18th Today we've got some nice pics up of the LAV III APC courtesy of the Canadian Army.
December 17th Here's a few more model hobby product announcements.  They are PanzerArt’s 1/35 M1240 M-ATV Road Wheels (RE35-437) and ATV Dingo 2 Road Wheels (RE35-438) and Trumpeter’s 1/72 BTR-70 APC (Early Version) Model Kit (07137) and BTR-70 APC (Late Version) Model Kit (07138).
December 15th Finally, our "David Doyle Days" are over (for the time being) with the posting of another book review of "World War II Jeep In Action (2nd Edition" by Andrew Renshaw.
December 14th Hot on the heels of his last review from a couple days ago, Al Crawford has sent us another look at a book written by David Doyle.  This one covers "MaxxPro MRAP: A Visual History of the MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles". 
December 12th Today we've posted Alan Crawford's book review of "Gun Trucks: A Visual History of the U.S. Army's Vietnam-Era Wheeled Escort Platforms", which is authored by David Doyle.
December 8th  WW sponsor Minor Model and resin aftermarket set manufacturer AGV Models, combined talents to form a new joint venture named BSM.  BSM's latest newsletter contains information about their newest product, a 1/35 GAZ-42 (Gasogene) Truck Conversion (352007).  The set is designed for the Miniart kit, but can also be used with the HobbyBoss model. For more information and photos, check out BSM's December 2016 (16-03) Newsletter.
December 2nd   The December issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has been delivered by our friendly postman and it contains a couple articles featuring wheeled fighting vehicles.  They are "Defender (Land Rover) Buying Guide" by James Taylor and "Jack of All Trades" (featuring the Austin Champ) by John Norris.
November 29th

  The December issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine came in today and contains one article dedicated to the vehicles we hold so dear. It's titled "Russian Beast" and covers Paul Cawte's build of the 1/35 Meng Model GAZ-233014 STS Tiger Armored High-Mobility Vehicle model kit.

November 23rd Just in time for the holidays, here's an enormous listing of hobby modeling products recently announced.  They are Black Dog’s 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 233 Accessory Set (T35176) for the AFV Club kit, M1117 Guardian Interior Accessory Set (T35177), M1117 Guardian Wheel Set (T35179) and M1117 Guardian Interior Accessory and Wheel Set (T35178), all for Trumpeter kit and 1/48 Humber Mark Mk. IV Accessory Set (T48065) for the Tamiya kit; Bronco Model's 1/35 Sdkfz 247 Ausf. A. Armored Command Car Model Kit (CB35095); DEF Model's 1/35 Panhard VBL Sagged Wheel Set #2 (DW35096) for the Hobby Boss/Tiger Model Kits and M37 Cargo Truck Wheel Set (DW35097) for the Roden Kit; Hauler's 1/48 Humber Mark IV Update Set (HLX48376) for the Tamiya Kit; IBG Models' 1/35 KTO Rosomak - Polish APC Model Kit (35033); Komplekt Zip's 1/35 GAZ-67/GAZ-67B/BA-64/BA-64B Wheel Set (5099); and Panzer Art's 1/35 Kfz.13 Road Wheels (Early pattern) (RE35-403), Kfz.13 Road Wheels (Late pattern) (RE35-404), Humber Mk 1 (Scout Car) Road Wheels (Firestone Pattern) (RE35-411), Humber Mk 1 (Scout Car) Road Wheels (Dunlop Pattern) (RE35-412), 5cm KwK39 Gun Barrel with Canvas Cover for Sd.Kfz 234/2 (RE35-417) and Panhard 178 Turret with Zeltbahn Camouflage Net (RE35-426).
November 21st It's "Mecanix's Monday Model Madness" due to his submission of photos of one of his latest projects: a 1/35 scratchbuilt Peerless (1919) Armored Car Model.
November 20th Fellow AMPS Chicagoland club member, Mike Oberholtzer has sent us some photos of his beautiful 1/35 Trumpeter Puma 4x4 APC model kit.  This model looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
November 16th We've received WW sponsor Minor Model's most recent newslettter and it contains information about their new 1/24 Jeep SCR-510/610 Radio Set (AVM24003).  For more information and photos, check out the Newsletter here.
November 11th It's "flaming Friday" due to the addition of a new vehicle index for the AEC Basilisk Flamethrower Armored Car.
November 10th   The November issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine is on our possession and I'm very happy to say there's a stack of articles dedicated to "our kind".  They are "A Class Apart" (focusing on AEC Command Vehicles and other unusual AEC armored behemoths) by David Fletcher, "Beaverette IV", by Phil Homer, "The Good, the Bad and the Downright Mad" (featuring Land Rover Oddities) by James Taylor and "The Legendary Lightweight" (covering the Land Rover Series IIA & III Half-Ton versions), also by James.
November 6th Today, we present an index covering the third finalist in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle competition: the Lockheed Martin JLTV.
November 4th A little light housekeeping for today.  First, we've included a hyperlink to the US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum's Facebook Page on our "Links" page. 

Second, there's been a few hobby modeling products announced recently.  They are DEF Model's 1/35 US LAV-25 XL Sagged Wheel Set (DW35093) for the Trumpeter Series of kits; MMK's 1/35 resin Royal Australian Air Force M606 (CJ-3B) Jeep Model Kit (F3061) and Scale 75's 1/35 "German Supplies -Wheels" Set", which appear to be Kubelwagen "Balloon" Desert Tires.
November 3rd We've added another index today, this one covering AM General's Blast Resistant Vehicle - Off Road (BRV-O); one of the other two (2) finalists in the US' JLTV Program competition.
November 1st Clive Elliott returns with photos of the Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle (CLV).
October 30th Today we've added a new vehicle index for the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)/ Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV).
October 23rd Our latest addition to the site include a couple photos of a Right Hand Drive M1165 HMMWV, as well as a Sales Brochure/Specifications Sheet courtesy of AM General.
October 13th Today we've added more pics of the Piranha 1 series with those of the Swiss 6x6 Protected Command Vehicle, courtesy of Gunther Neumahr.
October 12th We're going "old school" today, with the addition of a vehicle index for the WWI era German Bussing A5P Armored Car.
October 9th If you're so inclined, you can check out new photos of the Humber "Pig" Mark 2 APC courtesy of Content Editor Dave.
October 7th Our newest addition to WW is the Panhard CRAB- Combat Recon Armored Buggy Vehicle Index.
October 6th A couple more hobby modeling products have been announced including Italeri's 1/35 LMV Lince United Nations model kit (6535) and Tamiya's 1/35 Sdkfz 231 6-Wheeled Armored Car model kit (37024); which is a re-issue of the Italeri kit with some newer parts.
October 1st Today we have added a few new photos courtesy of Denel Land Systems. They cover their G6 "Rhino" Self-Propelled Gun and Rooikat Armored Car.
September 29th WW sponsor Minor Model has sent us news of their latest product releases.  They are the 1/35 BA-64B Armored Car Early Military Pattern Wheel Set (VMD35034) and 1/35 BA-64B Civilian Pattern Wheel Set (VMD35035) Both sets are able to be used on the Miniart AND Vision Models kits. For more information and photos, check out their most recent Newsletter here.
September 28th   We've just pulled the October copy of Classic Military Vehicle magazine out of the post box and I think you'll like it.  It is touted as the "Jeep Glory" special issue and contains a number of articles which cover the buying and owning of one of these iconic vehicles.  In addition, it contains another interesting article titled "On All Fours", which is authored by the one and only, David Fletcher. The article covers the early Jeffrey-Quad, Russell, Mack, Locomobile and White Armored Cars.
September 27th (Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model.com) has announced they are releasing a 1/35 RG-31 Mark 5 Mine Protected Vehicle model kit (61015).
September 25th Trying to stay caught up with hobby product announcements, here's a few more coming our way. Echelon Fine Details is releasing two 1/35 sets of decals titled "RCAF & RAF Willys" (D356225) and"Syrian AFVs (Syrian Civil War 2011) Pt 2": ZSU-23-4 & 9K33M2 (SA-8 Gecko)" (D356226) and W-Models is releasing two 1/72 resin model kits: TOR-M2K SAM System (WB33) and S-350E Vityaz SAM System (WB34).
September 22nd Today we've posted a new index covering the Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) / Commando Elite Armored Vehicle.
September 20th The owner of a new Romanian Company, Dan Models srl., has contacted us with information about some exciting new resin model kits they're releasing shortly.  They are the World War 1 era 1/35 Renault AM Model 1914 Armored Car (First Version) and 1/35 Mors ACM Model 1915 Armored Car model kits.

As a special offer he will be offering FREE SHIPPING to WarWheels.net visitors. When the kits are available, you can go to his E-bay shop to see the kits and/or order them.  If you order a kit, mention the code word "CRUSADER" to obtain free shipping for your order.  Thanks to owner Dan Silvestru for the kind offer made to our visitors.
September 18th The tide keeps on coming in strong with more hobby modeling products announced.  They include Black Dog's 1/35 AMX 10 RCR SEPAR Accessory Set (T35174) for the Tiger Model kit and Panda Hobby's 1/35 VPK-7829 Bumerang APC model kit (PH35026).
September 15th Even though Don Allen is Canadian, he has taken photos of more than just his country's vehicles.  For instance, here's his photos of the M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle.
September 13th Here's a few more hobby modeling products announced by Hauler: a 1/48 BTR-60PB APC Detail Set (HLX48375) for the Mikromir model kit; and Model Miniature: their 1/72 EBR (FL 11) "Saharian Raid" (1er REC) (MM-R202) and 1/72 EBR "Cercueil" Version (Used during General De Gaulle's funeral) (MM-R201) model kits.
September 11th

  The October Issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine contains an article you might find interesting.  It's titled "The Long Hard Road" covering Bill Curtis' build of the 1/35 ICM German Panzerspahwagen P204(f) (Panhard AMD 35) armored car model kit.

September 6th Today's website addition comes courtesy of Don Allen.  We've put up some photos of the Canadian Bison Armored Recovery and Bison Electronic Warfare Vehicles.
September 5th More hobby modeling products have been announced.  They are Panzer Garage's  Spanish Civil War Era 1/72 Armored Torras Model Kit and 1/72 Armored Vulcano Model Kit; Star Decals' 1/35 "FORAD Training Centre - AMX-30 B2, AMX-30 B2 BRENNUS & VAB 4x4" (35-C1017) and "Balkan Peacekeepers # 5 - British Land Rover (Defender): UN, IFOR & SFOR" (35-C1028); Tamiya's 1/48 JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle Model Kit (#32589); and Trumpeter's 1/35 Russian 4K51 Rubezh Coastal ASM with P-15 Model Kit (001035).
August 21st Today's installment is another listing of hobby modeling products that have been recently announced.  They include IBG Models' 1/72 Otter Light Reconnaissance Car model kit (72031); Meng Models' 1/35 GAZ 233115 “Tiger-M” SpN SPV model kit (VS-008); Takom's 1/35 South African G6 Rhino SPG model kit (2052); and Trumpeter's 1/35 M901 Launching Station with MIM-104F Patriot PAC-3 SAM (01040) and 1/35 Soviet 9P113 TEL with FROG 7 (Luna-M) Rocket (0125) model kits. In addition, Ampersand Publishing is releasing two new books titled "Kübelwagen-Schwimmwagen: A Visual History of the German Army's Multi-Purpose Vehicles" (VH-KS) by David Doyle and "MAXXPRO: A Visual History of the Maxxpro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles" (VH-Max) by John Adams-Graf with David Doyle.
August 14th Ron Bell has sent us more photos of his small-scale models.  This time we present his 1/76 Matador Models Ferret Mark 2/6 Scout Car with Vigilant Missiles.
July 31st   We just received Classic Military Vehicle's August 2016 issue and if you're interested in Post-World War Two British Wheeled Fighting Vehicles, you'll be mighty pleased.  It contains two articles: "Cat's Tale" (featuring the SUPACAT All-Terrain Mobile Platform) by John Norris and "Military Land Rovers Out In Force!" (follows author Tim Bolton on his trip to the Malvern Land Rover Show).  However, the highlight of the issue is that it contains the special supplement "Military Land Rovers", compiled by John Carroll.  The supplement covers all the main production Land Rover variants from the Series I through the current Wolf TUL/TUM.
July 10th Jacques Duquette has provided photos of an M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV currently displayed at the Minnesota Military Museum.  Also, one hobby modeling product has been recently announced: Hobby Boss' 1/35 BA-20 Model 1939 Armored Car Kit (83883).
July 5th Christophe is back with photos of a Canadian M38A1 CDN3 Jeep with 106mm Recoilless Rifle.
July 3rd   We received Classic Military Vehicle's July 2016 issue which contains an article titled "White Elephant". Authored by David Fletcher, it covers the Morris Light Reconnaissance Car.
June 28th The flood continues with more hobby modeling products announced.  They are MR Models' 1/35 SdKfz 221, 222 and 223 (Early Hub) (MR-35543) and SdKfz 221, 222 and 223 (Late Hub) Wheel Sets (MR-35544), both for the applicable Hobby Boss kits, The New TMD's (Tiger Model Designs) 1/35 U.S. 1/4 Ton 4X4 Jeep Update Set (35-72202) for the Bronco kit and 1/35 U.S. 1/4 Ton 4X4 Jeep Update Set (35-72203) for the Tamiya Model, Panda Hobby's 1/35 APC VPK-7829 Bumerang (PH-35025) and BTR VPK-7829 Bumerang (PH-35026) Model Kits and Zvezda's 1/35 GAZ "Tiger" (3668) Model Kit.
June 25th Today's update consists of photos showing a Swiss DURO IIIP 6x6 Protected Ambulance courtesy of Guenther Neumahr.
June 23rd  Patrick recently bought a contemporary postcard of the Davidson-Cadillac 1915 Armored Car published by American Colortype Co. of Chicago.  Enjoy.
June 22nd    Courtesy of long-time friend of WW, Christophe Jacquemont, we've posted some photos of the 12 Cylinder TATRA 103 engine fitted in the German Sdkfz 234 Armored Car Series.
June 21st This final listing of hobby modeling products recently announced or released consists of AFTERMARKET SETS.  They are, Black Dog’s 1/35 M1070 Gun Truck Conversion (T35168) for the Hobby Boss kit, 1/35 Otter Light Reconnaissance Car Accessory Set (T35165) for the IBG Models Kit, DEF Model's 1/35 Kubelwagen Type 82 Canvas Top (DM35064), 1/35 Schwimmwagen Type 166 Canvas Top (DM35065), both for the respective Tamiya kits, 1/35 STS Tiger Sagged Wheel Set ('Extended Version' with new parts added) (DW35050A), 1/35 Mercedes Benz 'Wolf' Sagged Wheel Set (includes 2 types of spare wheels) (DW35088) for the Revell of Germany Kit, 1/35 Soviet SS-23 'Spider' Sagged Wheel Set (DW35089) for the Hobby Boss Model, 1/35 Italian 'Lince' XML Sagged Wheel Set (DW35092) for the Italeri Kit, Hussar Productions’ 1/35 Kubus Wheels (HSR35129), Legend Productions’ 1/35 Husky HMDS Conversion Set (LF1331), Live Resin's 1/35 MATV SOCOM Version 1/Part 1 M153 Protector CROWS II with M240 LMG (LRE35223), USMC MCTAGS Turret (LRE35228), USMC MCTAGS Turret with IBIS TEK Sun Shade (LRE35229), USMC MCTAGS MARSOC Turret (LRE35232), FLW 200 Remote Weapons System (LRE35243), Miniarm’s 1/35 9K33 Osa SA-8 Gekko Anti-Aircraft System Wheel Set (35084), 1/35 Zil-157/BTR-152 Wheel Set (35112), 1/35 Zil-157/BTR-152 Wheels with PE Parts (35116), MR Modellbau’s 1/35 French Army AMD 35 Panhard 178 Upgrade Set and Gun Barrel (MR-35498), 1/35 German Wehrmacht P204(f) Panhard 178 Upgrade Set and Gun Barrel (MR-35529), 1/35 French Vichy Army AMD 35 Panhard 178 Upgrade Set and Barrel (MR-35530), all for the respective ICM kits, Toro Models’ 1/35 Stryker/Humvee GPK Shield (35021) and Voyager Models' 1/35 M1134 Stryker Lens and Tail Light Set (BR35126) For the AFV Club Kit.
June 19th Now here's a list of RESIN MODEL KITS that have been announced or released.  They are, Batalon Modell’s 1/72 Typhoon-U Russian MRAP  (BM7257), Black Dog’s 1/35 Flyer 72 ASLV (T35169), Dnepromodel’s 1/35 NKL-26 Aerosan On Wheels (35303), ADGZ Heavy Armored Car (Late) (35502), ADGZ (FU) Heavy Armored Radio Car (35504) and ADGZ Armored Car With T-26 Turret (35506), Lead Warrior's 1/35 Schwimmwagen Sondertyp 129 Remote-Controlled Amphibious Drone (1942) with RI-502 Rocket Boosters (LW35225), Model Miniatures’ 1/72 AMX-10RC Tank Destroyer-(First Version/Export MAROC-Qatar) (MM-R195) and Royal Model’s 1/35 Centauro Freccia IFV (724).
June 18th Breaking up the new hobby modeling product announcements/releases further, here's a listing of PLASTIC MODEL KITS ready to roll into your stash. They are Hero Hobby Kits' (New Company) 1/35 PKW Typ k1 Kubelwagen Type 82 (H35002) and Pkw. K2s Schwimmwagen Type 166 (H35001), Hobby Boss’ 1/35 PAII Turtle (83888), 1/35 Steyr ADGZ/M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen Armored Car (83889) and 1/35 Hungarian 39M CSABA Armored Car (83866), ICM’s 1/35 German Panhard Panzerspahwagen P 204 (f) (35374) and 1/35 Panhard 178 AMD-35 Command Vehicle (35375), Italeri's LAV-25 (Reissue) (6539), Mirror Models' 1/35 F30A LRDG Truck with BOFORS 37mm Anti-Tank Gun (35133), Roden’s 1/35 M37B1 ¾ Ton Truck (806), Tiger Model’s 1/35 VBL Milan Anti-Tank Missile Launcher Vehicle (4618) and Trumpeter's 1/35 3S51M SPU of the 4K51 "Rubezh" Coastal Missile System (01035) and 1/35 Rooikat 105 Armored Car.
June 17th Trying to catch up on product announcement/release info, here's some new reference items you might be interested in.  They are Nuts & Bolts'  "Vol. 36 Büssing's Schwere Panzerspähwagen Part 2: Sd.Kfz. 233 (7,5 cm), Panzerfunkwagen Sd.Kfz. 263 and Panzermesskraftwagen", Sabot Publications’  “Patriot (Mobile Missile Defense System) In Detail” and Service Publications'  “The Lynx Scout Car In Canadian Service”.
June 16th In the past couple months since we'd gone a bit dark, many hobby modeling products have been announced and even released.  Although not posting them in that time frame, we tried to keep track of them. Well, now that time is becoming more easy to find for work on WW, we'd like to start posting the news.  Please remember that this info may be a few months old by this time.  Here goes:
WW Sponsor AFV Club, has released a 1/35 Husky Mark III Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector Model Kit (35347) and 1/35 M983 HEMMT Tractor & M901 Launcher Station with PAC-2 Patriot Missiles Model Set (AF35S87).  Also, they've announced a 1/35 M37B1 ¾ Ton Truck Model Kit as well.
June 5th Well... we're back.  The reason why there was not much being posted as of late was that I (Patrick) was in the process of a home move.  That just finished up, and although I'm still working like a dog, I'm finally able to start devoting some time back to WW.  So, thanks for hanging in there with us. Today's update is a small one: we added a hyperlink to the new David Doyle Books website on our "Links" page. David has been very supportive of WW over the years and we want to be able to do the same for him. 
April 26th   Like clockwork, we just received Classic Military Vehicle's May 2016 issue on schedule.  It contains two articles dedicated to armored cars/wheeled fighting vehicles.  They are"French Connection"  by Editor Ian Cushway, which features a replica Citroen 2CV G.H.A.N. 1 and "Too Little, Too Late"  by James Taylor, which covers the 1950's era West German Borgwald-Goliath Type 34 4x4 Utility Vehicle.
April 25th   Today we have a very small update in the form of a photo showing a uniquely colored M-ATV: in white Multinational Force & Observers Livery. Thanks to Joe Trevithick for pointing this out to us.
April 22nd Yeah, it's been awhile since we posted anything.  But, we're still alive and kicking, so don't worry about that: we've just been busy with real life.  Anyway, today we present Christophe Jacquemont's first look review of BSM's 1/35 French WWII Armoured Car "Joseph Camaret" Model Kit.  Stay tuned for additions to the review as he works his way through the build.
March 31st Today we've added a hyperlink on our "links" page to a new website: the Quartermaster Section.  According to the site's owner, Ian McCarthy, it is a "base for information regarding weapons and vehicles from the period 1920-1950".  Check it out as it has a nice collection of information and photos covering armored cars and other wheeled vehicles.
March 27th   It's a double bonus month because we also just received Classic Military Vehicle's April 2016 issue.  This installment is billed as their "Buying at Auction Special Issue", which covers the how, what and where of buying military vehicles. Although the issue is not solely dedicated to wheeled vehicles, it does spotlight many, including an article dedicated to the purchase of a Staghound Mark 1: "Auction Fever" by John Hickman.  Finally, there is one other article highlighting "WarWheels appropriate" rigs: "Not Quite the Comeback Kid" by James Taylor.  The article features the 1950's era West German Porsche Type 597 4x4 Utility Vehicle.
March 10th WW sponsor Minor Model and resin aftermarket set manufacturer AGV Models, combined talents to form a new joint venture named BSM.  BSM's most recent newsletter contains an announcement about their latest product, the 1/35 Mine Protected Land Rover Conversion Set (352002) for the Italeri/Revell Series 3 Land Rover models. For more information and photos, check out BSM's March 2016 Newsletter.
March 6th There's more hobby modeling products that have been announced including Bronco Models' 1/35 Humber Mk. 1 Scout Car & AFV Crew Set (CB35009SP); and Echelon Fine Details' 1/35 decal sets "Soviet AFV's (Afghanistan War) Pt 2: BRDM-2, BRDM-2RKhb & BMP-2D" (D356213) and "Ukrainian AFV's (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 6: BRDM-2, BRDM-2RKhb, 2S3, BTR-70, BTR-80 & T-64B" (D356215).
March 1st   We've just received Classic Military Vehicle's March 2016 issue and it contains one "wheelie-centric" article: "Ferreting Around" by vehicle owners Paul Abbitt and Robert Davies. However, there's another article titled "Siberia's Military Gold Mine" authored by James Kinnear and Aleksandr Koshavtsev that should be of interest to you as well.  It covers a relatively unknown military museum (to us in the West) located in Verkhnaya Pyshma, Siberia that houses some unique Soviet Armored Cars, including a BA-27, BA-64B, FAI and more.
February 29th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their first newsletter of 2016.  Although it doesn't contain any products dedicated solely to armored cars or wheeled fighting vehicles, there is one new product for a "half-wheel" (half-track).  It is their 1/35 Sdkfz 251 Up-Armored Command Halftrack Conversion for the Zvezda kit. For more information and photos, check out their 16-01 Newsletter.
February 25th Today's addition to the site is another listing of newly announced hobby modeling products.  The items are Blast Models' 1/35 French VBL Stowage Set -OPEX Africa (BL35253K) for the Tiger Model Kit and 1/16 M-ATV Sagged Wheel Set (BL16001K) for the Trumpeter kit; Model Miniature's 1/72 Land Rover Defender "Sentinelle/Vigipirate" Model Kit (MM-R192) and 1/72 Buffalo MPCV US/Counter IED Version Model Kit (MM-R190); Tamiya's 1/48 Humber Mark IV Armored Car Model Kit (32587); and Trumpeter's 1/35 A-222 Bereg 130mm Coastal Artillery System Model Kit (01036).
February 21st

  The March Issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine contains a nice article titled "Serving the Desert Fox" covering John Bonanni's build of the 1/76 Dan Taylor Modelworks' Dorchester ACV Conversion Set.

February 14th WW sponsor Minor Model and resin aftermarket set manufacturer AGV Models, combined talents to form a new joint venture named BSM.  BSM's latest newsletter contains information about their newest product, the 1/35 "Joseph Camareth" WWII French Armoured Car Model Kit (352001). For more information and photos, check out BSM's February 2016 Newsletter.
February 11th We have a listing of a whole boat-load of hobby modeling products recently announced.  They are: Aber's 1/35 Soviet 45mm 20K Gun Barrel (Useable with BA6 & BA-10 kits) (L-174); DEF Model's 1/35 HMMWV MT Flat Tire Set (DW35086), AMX-10RCR Sagged Wheel Set (DW35085), French Panhard VBL Sagged Wheel Set -1 (DW35084), both for the applicable Tiger Model kits, U.S Cougar 6x6 JERRV Sagged Wheel Set (DW35087) for the Panda kit, Czech Skoda PA-II "Turtle" Wheel Set (DW30035) for the Takom kit, Willys MB Jeep Snow Chained Wheel Set (DW30036) and Kubelwagen/Schwimmwagen Wheel Set -2 (DW30038); Hobby Boss' 1/35 BA-20 Model 1937 Armored Car Kit (83882); Hussar Productions' 1/35 "Kubus" Wheel Set (HSR35129) and SKP Model's 1/35 Kubelwagen Wheel Set (SKP248).  I guess if you like replacement wheel sets for your kits, today is your day!
February 8th Today we've added photos of Ron Bell's 1/76 MMS Models Humber Scout Car Model Kit.
January 22nd Once again, there have been a couple additional hobby modeling products recently announced including CMK's 1/35 Škoda P-II "Turtle“ Austrian Police Vehicle Conversion (3139) for the Takom kit and Mirage Hobby's 1/35 WZ.34 Armoured Car 1934/II Model Set, which includes the kit, paint, brush & glue (835096).

Also, we've added a hyperlink in our "Links" section to S&S Models, a British company that produces small scale model kits.
January 19th Voyager Model has announced more new products in their "Bright" Series of Light/Lense Sets.  They are 1/35 Opel Truck Lenses and Taillights - Set A (BR35049) for the Dragon Kit, 1/35 M1078 LMTV Truck Lenses and Taillights (BR35078) for Trumpeter Kit 01004, 1/35 MIM-104 Patriot SAM System w/AN/MPQ-53 Radar Set Lenses and Taillights (BR35097) and M983 Tractor Lenses and Taillights (BR35098), both also for the applicable Trumpeter Kits.
January 14th We've updated our vehicle index covering the T21 Armored Car, including adding another photo and an improved data sheet.  Also, one hobby modeling product has been announced by Hussar Productions :  a 1/35 BRDM-2 "Mitas" Wheel Set (HSR35122) for the Trumpeter kits.
January 12th There's more hobby modeling products recently announced including Hobby Boss' 1/35 SdKfz 223 Leichter Panzerspahwagen -1st Series (83817) Model Kit, 1/35 39M Csaba Armored Car Model Kit (83866) and Model Miniature's 1/72 Special Forces/Technical Pickup Model Kit (MM-R189).
January 7th Today we just have a couple new hobby modeling product announcements.  They are ICM's 1/35 German Panzerspahwagen P 204(f) Armored Car (Panhard 178) Model Kit (35374) and W-Model's 1/72 resin "Patriot in German Service" Surface To Air Missile System Model Kit (WB16).  This kit consists of a MAN KAT I A1 7-Ton Transporter fitted with the MIM-104 Patriot SAM System.
January 5th   We've received Classic Military Vehicle's first 2016 issue (January, obviously) and it contains two articles dedicated to the "wheelies"  we crave.  They are "A Bride in Waiting" (featuring the BTR-90 Rostok APC) authored by James Kinnear and "Sink or Schwimm" (covering the Type 128 & Type 166 Schwimmwagen) by Piotr Mariusz Radomski.
January 1, 2016 To kick off the New Year, we've added a new vehicle index covering the entire Lenco Bearcat Armored Truck Series.  Enjoy.

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