new page of photos has been added to
the Uniforms and Equipment section.
Dogger offers a construction review of Italeri's M24
Chaffee (Early) and I take a look at Tamiya's "Frontline
Breakthrough" Sherman and review figures from Warriors
and Plus Model figures.
keen eyes of one of the fans of this site caught some problems with my reviews
of Verlinden's paratroopers, kits #2069,
2106, and 2108.
VP's box art has the jackets painted tan as with the M1942 jump uniform. But the
cuffs are the one-button arrow tab type found on the OD M1943 jacket; there are
no pleated pockets on the jacket's thigh areas, and the collars are more fully
cut than on the earlier jacket. I'm usually pretty careful when giving VP figures
the once-over, since they are prone to inaccuracies, but I totally missed these.
Since I'm rounding up Normandy paratrooper figures for an upcoming diorama, I
guess wanted to believe the box art more than the product itself! The reviews
have been updated.
I'm going to be moving the site to another server in December. I anticipate the
transition will be seamless. Between that and the holidays, I probably won't get
new content up in December.
of two disappointing airborne figure sets from Verlinden.
few photos of an M5 High Speed Tractor
have been added to the AFV Photos gallery.
couple new Pershing and Stuart tank crews have been added to the Royal
month we take a look at three recent U.S. paratrooper sets from Verlinden
and Warriors' impressive
5-figure Marine Corps vignette. I've also updated product lists for those two
companies as well as a new figure and cab-over-engine GMC from Masters
a month off because of vacation and business travel, I'm back with reviews of
two new additions to the manufacturers line up, Alpine
Miniatures and Mustang
Productions (an offshoot of YANKS,
which once again is no more).
my first trip to the computer repair shop in 20 years precluded adding new content
last month, I'm back online this month with:
interesting article from
Kurt Laughlin on different track types used by armored vehicles of the Fifth Army
of two new figure sets from Warriors
Products has been added to the Kits and Reviews section
to the product listings for Lincoln
County Line, Masters Productions,
PSP, and Verlinden
And Roy Chow provided
some helpful websites that have been added in bold to the Links page
should also visit Track-Link and check
out the new contest theme for the month of June D-Day, honoring the 60th
anniversary of the liberation of Europe. Author Jonathan Gawne is offering a signed
copy of his great book Spearheading D-Day for the best Allied theme entry.
I made the acquaintance this past spring with artist Britt Taylor Collins, who
has been researching the 155 howitzer. He's allowed me to post an image of his
painting "The Last Round" and a second work in progress. Check out his
artwork on my page on Building
Italeri's 155mm Howitzer and more at www.britttaylorcollins.com.
stunning new book from Histoire
& Collections, Government Issue Collector's Guide by Henri-Paul Enjames,
is reviewed in the Figure References
section. This joins my list of "must have" books for serious diorama
and figure modelers.
picked up Platoon's four GI figures
when they were released last year, and offer my reviews.
you've been curious about Tiger Model Designs' ammo trailers, I've written a construction
review on this little challenging yet rewarding resin M10
Dogger contributes his construction review of Tamiya's M20
updated the Rations article with new K-ration
boxes from DIOART and Jadar Model, as well as DIOART's revised Menu
1 and Menu 2 cartons.
I added newly announced figures to the lists for Corpus, Hobby Fan, Plus, and
Warriors, as well as Ron Volstad's sketch to the DML
page showing the upcoming 29th Infantry Division team charging Omaha Beach. This
looks like it will be a great set!
to the New Year which marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Europe
and thanks to the 46,614 visitors who visited the site in 2003.
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