What's New in 2005
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

December, 2005

  • I've been busy at the bench so I only have short review of Legends & Lore's recently discontinued General Patton, while Martin Dogger presents a more substantial look at Tamiya's aged M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage.

November, 2005

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April, 2005

  • I've added some new books I highly recommend to the Vehicle References section:
    Walk Around: U.S. Tank Destroyers by Jim Mesko, and six titles from Steve Zaloga:
    • Modelling U.S. Army Tank Destroyers of World War II
    • Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank
    • U.S. Tank Battles in North Africa and Italy 1943-45
    • U.S. Tank Battles in France 1944-45
    • U.S. Tank Battles in Germany 1944-45
    • Battle of the Bulge
  • I pulled a couple of DML's older figure sets off the shelf for reviews: U.S. Marines (Iwo Jima) and U.S. Tank Crew (NW Europe, 1944)

March, 2005

Martin Dogger offers reviews of Academy's very nice U.S. Machine Gun Set and equally fine M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer. I take a look at a couple DML kits that have been in release for a while, U.S. 29th Infantry Division (Omaha Beach) and U.S. Army Support Weapons Team.

January/February, 2005

  • The past few weeks have been devoted to behind the scenes work, cleaning up files, moving to a new server, and freshening kit lists. The more significant updates have been the new 2005 releases on the DML page, and new metal figures from Valiant Miniatures. Otherwise, most of the new action seems to be on the 1/48 and 1/72 fronts.
  • We do have three reviews of Hobby Fan figures sets: two M10/M18 crews and their new US Airborne in D-Day pair.
  • I've also been working on my 155mm diorama, now that Tiger Model Designs has released a set of empty fiberboard charge tubes that Kurt Laughlin, Mike Canaday and I have collaborated on. TMD will be releasing decal markings for the tubes, designed by Mike, in the near future. In the meantime, I'm working on a significant pile of these tubes to dress the setting.
  • I'd like to thank the 75,589 visitors who came to this site last year. I'd also like to invite your suggestions for improving the site. I want to increase the number of reviews and construction articles for these US AFVs and figures, so if you'd like to submit something, send me an email at webmaster at usarmymodels dot com (of course, replace the at with @ and the dot with .). Please make sure you note "US Army Models" in the subject or your message will end up in the junk folder.

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