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March 28, 2013
Our orders from Live Resin & Tank arrived last week. If you have not seen it yet, the stuff from Live Resin is really fantastic! Their line consists of mostly modern accessories and weapon sets for 1:35th scale figures and dioramas. Incredibly detailed and I am told, very accurate too.
Tank Another amazing array of figures, accessories and weapons sets has restocked us as well.
We also received an order from MIG Productions which included all their new Pigment and Oil colors as well as some new "effects" such as "Absoute Chipping" and Dirty Window Wash, What will they think of next?
Updated the MIG Productions product page with photos and prices of the new items.
March 5, 2013
K59 & 1120 Production
Our order arrived from K59 & Z1120 Productions. The 2 new items (Z07 & Z08) from Z1120 are just incredible.
I have no idea how they can cast such delicate and tiny parts in resin and get them out of a mould
without breaking them. Z07 is the cupola mount for an Anti Aircraft MG34. Just EXQUISITE! and Z08 is the MG34 that goes into that A.A. mount.
Updated the K59 Production product page with photos and prices of the new Z1120 Production items.
February 19, 2013
K59 & 1120 Production
We have just been informed that several K59 items expected to arrive this month have been delayed due to
production changes. One of these "delayed items" is C019 Pak40 Upgrade for 7.5cm Pak40 Auf RSO.
K59 Owner, Peter Kwok is working on new moulds and correcting some casting issues and hopes to have C019 back in production soon along with some of the other currently "Not Available" items listed below:
C005 Marder3 Ausf.M Upgrade
C006 2cm FLAK38 Upgrade
C013 Marder3 Ausf.H Upgrade
C015 .50cal M2HB
C018 7.62mm F22 Gun Upgrade for Bronco
The rest of our K59 & Z1120 Productions order will be shipped this week. We will keep in contact with Peter and post status of the K59 items listed above when changes occur.
We just got word that our order from Live Resin has shipped. We expect it to arrive by next week. If you have not seen any of this Live Resin stuff, it is just AMAZING! I will add a Live Resin product page on this website after our order arrives.
Finally got around to updating the Alpine Miniatures product page with lots of new 1/35th & 1/16th scale items & new prices. It was long overdue!
February 13, 2013
K59 & 1120 Production
We have these new items on order and expect them by the end of FEB.
C019 Pak 40 Upgrade for 7.5cm Pak 40 Auf RSO
Z07 Cupola AA mount for MG34
Z08 MG34 Panzerlauf (heavy barrel for Cupola Mount)
Dragon has suprised us with these two new kits which just arrived:
DRA-6724 SAS 1/4 ton Command Vehicle, Yes, Dragon now has an SAS Jeep! And, it looks to be a very nice kit with 2 SAS figures, clear plastic & P.E. parts and the many extras we have come to expect in Dragon kits. We are selling this kit for $35.
DRA-6767 IJA Type 95 "HA-GO" light tank, early production. Nicely done with slide moulded fenders, cupola and other details, p.e. parts and DS tracks. We are selling it for $50.00
A fairly new co. out of Russia. They produce 1:35th scale modern figure accessories and weapons in resin. I would rate their casting quality almost equal to that of K59 & 1120 Production. In other words, it is fantastic! They already have a large range and we currently only have about 30 of their products but more are coming soon. So, if you are interested to know more or are looking for something specific from Line Resin, please call or email us your requests.
January 2, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
General Information and/or Commentary
Our Christmas Sale listed below under December 12, is active until Jan. 17, 2013. But, only 1 each of most of these kits remains! No Back-Orders at Sale Prices!
December 17, 2012
General Information and/or Commentary
We will be closed for the Holidays 12/21 thru 1/1/13.
If you want something listed below on our Christmas Sale during that period, please send us an email.
Quantites on sale items are very limited so, the orders will be filled upon our return based upon date of the emails.
Sorry, no Back-Orders at Sale Prices!
Updated the Resicast product page with pics & prices of New Items(See Below)
New Items from RESICAST
RES1219 Scorpion conversion for Tamiya Matilda $29.00
RES2329 Sherman Basic Driver's Compartment $30.00
RES2327 Sherman bad weather hoods, 2 sets $19.00
RES2330 Merlin engine & gear box for Comet/Centurion $29.00
RES2334 Dismantled Comet engine & Spare wheels $29.00
RES2341 LRDG Wheels (5pcs) for Tamiya $15.00
RES2344 LRDG Radio Update & Stowage Set $80.00
RES2345 4 UK Sand Channels, photo-etch $15.00
RES2346 LRDG Breda Gun Carrier & stowage Set $61.00
RES2347 Damaged Flimsy Cans & Wooden boxes $23.00
RES5634 British Officer (leaning) N. Africa $15.00
RES5635 British Officer (w/book) N. Africa $15.00
RES5646 LRDG Officer (Owen) $16.00
December 13, 2012
Finally got around to updating the ABER product page with new items & prices. It was long overdue!
December 12, 2012
General Information and/or Commentary
Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I have been too involved with other "projects".
We are selling off some of our plastic kits. They take up too much space in our office.
Below are the kits on our "Christmas BLOW-OUT SALE": Sale ends Jan. 17, 2013
Quantities are very limited, in most cases only 1 or 2 of each item and no Back-Orders at sale prices.
CHRISTMAS BLOW-OUT SALE
1.) DRA-6657 VK.45.02(P)H ------------------------------------ $30.00 Only 1 left
2.) DRA-6522 Pak 43/3 L/71 mit Behelfslafette (limber)-------- $30.00 Only 1 left
3.) DRA-6435 PzKpfw.38(t) Ausf.S w/fuel drum trailer --------------------- $34.00
4.) DRA-6224 sDkFZ.251 Ausf.C 3-in-1 w/lots of extra parts --------------- $23.00
5.) DRA-6220 2cm FLAK38 auf PzKpfw.I AUsf.A (FLAKpanzer I) --------------- $28.00
6.) DRA-6202 SdKfz.251/16 Ausf.C Flammpanzerwagen ------------------------ $23.00
7.) DRA-6550 3.7cm FLAK 43 Flakpanzer IV "Ostwind" ----------------- $40.00 Only 1 left
8.) DRA-6690 Neubau-Fahrzeug(NbFz)No.3-5 Multi-turreted Hvy tank---- $44.00 Only 1 left
9.) DRA-6761 SdKfz.3a Maultier Half-Track (Opel Blitz Maultier)----- $37.00 Only 1 left
10.)DRA-6590 FLAK 38(t) Ausf.M Late Production ------------------ $33.00 Only 1 left
11.)CHC-6263 PzKpfw.II Ausf.F ---------------------------------- $32.00 Only 1 left
12.)CHC-6431 PzKpf.III Ausf.N sPz.Abt.501 Afrika -----------------$34.00 Only 1 left
13.)CHC-6413 SdKfz.251/17 Ausf.C Command Version --------------- $33.00 Only 1 left
14.)CHC-6437 Raketenwerfer auf Fahrgestell PzKpf.IV ------------- $40.00 Only 1 left
15.)CHC-6583 SdKfz.7 Flatbed half-track mounting 2cm FLAK 38 ---- $42.00 Only 1 left
16.)CHC-6630 SdKfz.10 Ausf.A 1940 Prod, Ltd.Edition 1 Run kit ----- $40.00 ONLY 1
17.)DX07-6416 Tiger I Late "Alfred Kurzmaul" Special Edition kit--- $55.00 ONLY 1
18.)BOM-35003 Bronco, German Observation Vehicle, Hotchkiss H39 ---- $22.00 ONLY 1
19.)BOM-35017 Bronco, Canadian T17E1 Staghound MkI w/60lb Roclets--- $48.00 ONLY 1
20.)BOM-35042 Bronco, 3.7cm FLAK 36 w/SdAh52 Carriage trailer -------$25.00 Only 1 left
21.)BOM-35057 Bronco, 2cm FLAK 38 w/SdAh52 Carriage trailer ---------$20.00 Only 1 left
22.)BOM-35067 Bronco, 88mm L/71 FLAK-41 w/crew --------------------- $40.00 Only 1
23.)BOM-35073 Bronco, U.S. 155MM Howitzer M1A1 -------------------- $29.00 Only 1
24.)BOM-35081SP Bronco, Humber Armored Car MkIV Full Interior ---------$40.00 Only 1
25.)BOM-35092 Bronco, M1114 Up-Armored HA (Heavy) Tactical Veh.------$40.00 Only 1
26.)BOM-35099 Bronco, GAZ-69 "Baby Carriage"w/4 Anti-Tank Rockets --------- $30.00
27.)BOM-35100 Bronco, "Buffalo" 6X6 MPCV 2004-2006 production --- $60.00 ONLY 1
28.)TAM-35160 Tamiya, T72M1 Russian Army Tank ------------------- $35.00 ONLY 1
29.)TAM-35263 Tamiya, M1025 HUMVEE Armament Carrier ------------- $29.00 ONLY 1
30.)TAM-35294 Tamiya, Semovente M40 WW2 Italian SPG ------------- $33.00 ONLY 1
31.)TAM-35300 Tamiya, Matilda Mk.III/IV British Infantry Tank --- $35.00 Ltd. Ed. ONLY 1
32.)TAM-35324 Tamiya, T-55 "ENIGMA" IRAQI MBT w/1 full figure --- $55.00 ONLY 1
33.)TRU-01585 Trumpeter, 88mm FLAK 18 mounted on SdKfz.8, 12 ton Half-Track with
Armored Cab. This kit Retails for $90.00! ONLY 1 at ----$68.00
34.)TS-001 MENG Models, Merkava Mk.3D Early slightly damaged in shipping has very small crack
in bottom of lower hull easily fixable and out of sight.
This kit Retails for $68.00! ONLY 1 at ---- $44.00
END OF SALE
Updated Friulmodellismo product page with 8 new track sets.
Some find the Brummbar information below of interest so, we have decided to leave it here for a while longer. FYI, our modified early update set (RJ35202C) for the Cyber-Hobby Early Brummbar kit is still available (April 2013).
I. EARLY BRUMMBAR:
There were only 60 Early Brummbars produced. 52 of these were on Ausf. G chassis. A total of 8 were based on Ausf. E or F chassis. I have not found an exact count of E's vs F's but, the timing of their production suggests that most of the 8 were most likely Ausf F's. So, 3 or 4 E based Earlies seems like a fair assumption. That makes them only about 5% of total Early production, right? So why did both Dragon (Cyber-Hobby) and Tristar feature Ausf. E's as the basis of their Early Brummbar kits? How can you tell? Just look at the muffler. Only the Ausf. E had the long muffler which is the only muffler provided by Tristar. The Cyber-Hobby Early, because it uses Dragons' Mid Brummbar sprues does happen to have the short muffler but it's marked as not to be used! Don't get me wrong, these are both very nice kits, I just wonder why both companies limited their research on Early Brummbars to the E based vehicle at Kobinka? By doing so, they overlook 90 - 95% of the Early Brummbar production? I was hoping their research would uncover more information about how many of the 8 were Ausf. E's versus F's instead they totally ignored it! I also wonder why none of the Brummbar releases have any steel roadwheels? It is known that the extreme weight of the sloped front armor, mantlet & gun severely taxed the front suspension and crushed the rubber right off the front 2 roadwheels on either side. They were replaced by "steelies" in the field on some earlies. Many of the Mids had "Steelies" on the front 4 roadwheels on either side. The kits don't seem to address this at all and yet Tristar provides over taxed suspension parts in their Early Brummbar kit, so we know they were aware of the extreme frontal weight problem.... Oh Well!
II. MODIFIED EARLIES:
After the battle of Kursk all remaining Early Brummbars (approx. 26) were sent to a factory in Austria for refitting. This refit was very significant because it brought them up to Mid Production standards. The largest and most noticeable feature of this refit was the replacement of the fighting compartment roof with that of the Mid. The reason for this was the poorly designed fume extractor system in the Early. Ducts on the ceiling were supposed to take the fumes to the large fans mounted on the rear wall. Apparently the fumes went thru the eyes, noses & throats of the crew first! The Mid fixed this with a fume extractor mounted on the roof directly above the gun. The rear wall of these Modified Earlies wasn't changed so the large external fume extractor covers were still there even though the fans were no longer functional. Any Ausf. E based Earlies received the shorter muffler at this refit and it is believed all 26 vehicles were given a coating of zimmerit before they were dispatched to Italy. If you study photos of what appear to be Early Brummbars in Italy you'll see the flat, round (hockey puck shaped) fume extractor on the roof above the gun. Also if the front part of the loader's hatch is open, look for a bullet splash across it, this is another "telltale" of the mid roof. The roof was very different over the gunners position as well, as were hatch hinges. These features are only visible in an overhead photos which are rare in the field.
If you wish to model an Early Brummbar in Italy, it won't be accurate without the modifications. R&J Products has a conversion to accurately represent these "modified early" Brummbars for the Cyber-Hobby early Brummbar kit. R&J Products RJ35202C Parts for the modified early Brummbar. Includes Mid roof, hatches and external fume extractor parts + 8 steel roadwheels, plus instructions about which kit parts to use to recreate the modified earlies sent to Italy in early 1944.
END of "What's New"