What's New in 2008
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII


Seems I got a bad fever, about 105... milimeters! The release of the Resicast ammo and stowage sets and new crew figures from Warriors has inspired me to join the Priest-hood. I'm in the midst of researching and building not just one, not two, but THREE Priests: a late-early version from the Academy kit, with the better-defined Italeri gun; an intermediate "Baboon" using the Academy with a Foundations one-piece tranny cover; and an Italeri late M7, which still holds its own after nearly 30 years. Stay tuned next month for progress reports and photos, and a review of Resicast's unique assault boat and trailer set.

Happy Holidays!



Good golly, Miss Molly! We've just completed year number six of Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII. Where has the time gone? I did some counting (had to take off my shoes!) and discovered this site now offers nearly 400 reviews of U.S. WWII kits from more than 90 manufacturers, as well as a good number of articles and references. And remember, if you would like to contribute to the cause (either product samples or well-written reviews), just shoot me an email. There are still plenty of kits, new and old, to examine, so let's keep moving forward.







  • I'm squeeeeking in a pre-AMPS peek at the final stages of my just completed "Mail Call for the Sons of Thor." These are still in-progress photos. I'll shoot some better photos of the finished diorama and post them soon.
  • And here is my report back from AMPS 2008. It was a great show!


Well, this month is going to be slim, since I'm trying to get a couple of things done in time for my first trip to the AMPS International Show, held this year at the WW2 Victory Museum in Auburn, IN, from April 10-12. I'm looking forward to the chance to meet many of you there! But in the meantime, I have gotten around to examining DML's U.S. Armored Infantry and it's a very worthwhile set.


January — Happy New Year to One and All


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