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Combat Tanks Collection NZ Update

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The full running order for the de Argostini Combat Tanks Collection in New Zealand has now been available for sometime (i.e. since mid-2012) – I thought it might be useful to quickly post it up here along with updated links

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, WW2 to Today

Some Great New WWII Dragon Armor

Dragon Armor has announced in the last few weeks the release of several of their new models planned for the 2011-2012 period, as many will know the Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go and Type 97 Chi-Ha have both been released (there

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1939-43, Europe 1944-45

Najewitz Modellbau Buildings Arrive

The assorted Najewitz parts - this is 3 buidling kitsets' worth

Over the past 18 months I’ve regularly looked at the models buildings and wagons (and the Berlin Tram) by Najewitz Modellbau in Germany – they look fantastic in the photos and I’ve always been keen to take the plunge –

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, 28mm Figures & Models, Buildings & Fortifications, Europe 1944-45, Grognard Chatter, Round The Bazaars

More 20mm Eastern Front Buildings

Following on from my order from Lancer Miniatures I previously posted about, as mentioned I had ordered buildings from several other manufacturers as well, and my order from Area 9 arrived a couple of days after the Lancer one. Area

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Posted in Buildings & Fortifications, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1944-45

Some 20mm Eastern Front Buildings Arrive…

Right now my 20mm WW2 & Modern era buildings are rather bare on the ground – I have a couple of very nice larger 15mm TimeCast buildings (a Belgian Townhouse and a Petrol Station), and a 20mm bombed out German

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Posted in Buildings & Fortifications, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1944-45

Custom Moulding: Replicate Your Scratchbuilds!

A friend just pointed out the following Model Distributor who offers a nice service casting custom models for people who supply an original master. They say “Send us your scratchbuilt master model and we will make an RTV (Room Temperature

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, 28mm Figures & Models, Buildings & Fortifications, Tools

Do You Know That General, Monsieur?

Sometime (i.e. 2-3 years) ago I acquired several pre-painted 28mm French Generals on EBay – they were spur of the moment purchases put to one side for when I eventually got around to doing my 28mm French Napoleonic Army. As

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Posted in 28mm Figures & Models, Grognard Chatter, Lasalle, Shako

Selective Laser Sintering Armour

Reviewed in Battlegames No.25 and announced on TMP, RPG Manufacturing Limited are venturing into the Wargaming & Modelmaking arena, with the first of a new range of precision ’1-piece’ castings that includes several variations on the Cromwell IV and Panzer

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Posted in Community News

MMS Classic Models – Listing by Nation

One of the really great Model Manufacturers around is MMS Classic Models – they produce some really high quality World War 2 vehicles and guns for 20mm scale (I believe they are nominally very accurate 1/76th scale on par with

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models

Friend or Foe Figures

Recently I’ve been looking at the Friend or Foe (FoF) figure range from Shell Hole Scenics. However there is a marked lack of photos to compare the figures. Enquires on the web such as at the 20mm Miniatures Yahoo Group

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, WW2 to Today

Combat Tanks Collection 1-7

Here are some photos of the models in the first few issues of the CTC Magazine. As I previously posted on the Auckland Wargaming Club Website the Combat Tanks Collection Magazine from the UK is now available here in NZ

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Posted in In The K-Rations

Mystery Colonial Italian Gun?

Can you identify this mysterious Italian Mountain Gun…? Askari Miniatures produce the illustrated Italian Mountain Gun – and while it is modelled on actual photographs of Italian guns it has not been positively identified exactly what model and calibre the

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Posted in Round The Bazaars, The Sword And The Flame

28mm Askari Miniatures Figure Comparison

I recently ordered some sample figures from Al Maurer at Askari Miniatures as I was looking at using some of his ranges and wanted to see how they compared with my existing Perry Miniatures & Wargames Foundry figures (that make

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Posted in 28mm Figures & Models, Colonial & Pulp, The Sword And The Flame

London War Room Closed

The London War Room has apparently had to close indefinitely. The business has been run by husband & wife team Vince & Sharron for 15 years, however Vince has apparently walked away from the business at short notice. The business

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Posted in Round The Bazaars
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