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August 2, 2010

M4A3 (76)W VVSS Concrete Armor

Check out our second armor release - The Sherman's M4A3(76)W VVSS Concrete armor. Order now!!!

New Aircraft Release!

1/48 Mig-21 Update for Academy Kit
Resin engine exhausts

July 15, 2010

SU-76i (Resin conversion kit) - Coming Soon!!!

The SU-76i (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka 76) was a Soviet self-propelled gun used during World War II based on the German Pz Kpfw III and StuG III chassis, armed with a ZiS-5 76.2 mm gun. About 1,200 of these captured vehicles, many from Stalingrad, were converted at Factory No. 38 by adding a new enclosed superstructure. They were issued to tank and self-propelled gun units starting in autumn 1943.

July 6, 2010

Sherman M4A3E8's Concrete Armor

The M4A3E8's Concrete Armor was issue by the 12th Armored Division in February-January 1945. In order to strenght late Sherman's anti-tank features the 12th's ordnance officers decided to develop a local expedient using concrete applied over the glacis plate and the hull sides with steel rebar for internal reinforcement.

* The picture was taken from Concord's 7046 Armor at War Series - US Tank Battles in Germany 1944-45, page 19.

June 8, 2010

Russian's NKL-26 Aerosan (Full resin kit)

The NKL-26 was an armoured aerosan introduced by the Soviet Union during the WW2, based on the earlier NKL-6 (OSGA-6). It was made of plywood and had a ten-millimetre armour palte on the front only, and was armed with a 7.62mm DT machine gun in a ring mount. It was powered by an M11-G aircraft engine. Each NKL-26 was operated by two crewmen. NKL-26s were organized into battalions of 30 NKL-16s with a transport company of NKL-16s - each with three companies of 10. Each company was organized as three platoons of three vehicles, and a commanders vehicle. Combat Aerosans often worked with ski infantry battalions, and could carry four ski troops riding outside the vehicle on its skis or towed behind.

April 5, 2010

New releases!

Aircraft releases:

1/48 X-15 Update for Special Hobby Kit
Resin aircraft nose cone correction and tailplane correction


1/48 Su-15 Update for Trumpeter Kit
Resin engine exhausts

1/32 Mig-21 Update for Trumpeter Kit
Resin engine exhausts

1/35 Mi-24 Update for Trumpeter Kit
Resin helicopter wheels and flare dispensers