- 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.
added some new books I highly recommend to the Vehicle
Around: U.S. Tank Destroyers by Jim Mesko, and six titles from Steve Zaloga:
U.S. Army Tank Destroyers of World War II
the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank
Tank Battles in North Africa and Italy 1943-45
Tank Battles in France 1944-45
Tank Battles in Germany 1944-45
of the Bulge
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)
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.
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
do have three reviews of Hobby
Fan figures sets: two M10/M18 crews and their new US Airborne in D-Day pair.
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
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