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F.M. Beneito Miniatures is certainly not a new name to veteran figurists. Spanish miniature manufacturer F.M. Beneito has been around for some 20 years, producing some of the most amazing high quality - and competively priced - figures on the market.
Well, it looks like an exciting double feature from Seil Model this month.
There's only one military history release from Spanish company El Viejo Dragón Miniatures this month, but it is a beautiful Roman piece...
August's releases from Spanish miniatures company Andrea includes another impressive 90mm knight, and some equally impressive additions to their Sky Warriors (Pilots in 1:48) series.
Rest Models have just announced their latest 1/35 scale figure release, as well an exciting forthcoming addition to their catalogue... 1/48 scale figures!
Only one offering from Korean outfit Seil Model this month, and not even a military subject at that. But one cannot help admit, it is beautiful sculpt, and one that is guaranteed to score any modeller points with his lady!
It's been a while since we have had any news from Italian figure manufacturer Romeo Models. Here are their most recent new releases.
I was so impressed by the detailing on the new accessories releases from Russian manufacturer Tank, that I felt the accessories needed their own seperate news story to get the attention they deserve.
Russian manufacturer Tank never ceases to amaze and please with their high quality non toxic polymeric resin 1/35 scale figures. Until now, their figure range has focused on German and Soviet WWII subjects. Tanks latest exciting releases include several modern Russian troops from the Chechnyan crisis.
We're about to get started with an online figure painting tutorial over at TimeLines.

The tutorial will be run by Jaume Ortiz and Pete Herrera.

Hot off the presses, Pegaso Models has announced its new releases for July 2005. Although not high in quantity this month, these releases are, as always, high in quality!
Many of you may remember the news article about newcomers Trifon Miniatures from the Introduction to the Argentine company I did last month. As a follow up to June 2005's article (and I realise this may appear to be a repeat of the introduction), we are now proud to bring you the first official Trifon Miniatures releases.
Athens Miniatures , Greece's leading high quality figures company , extend their range of 65mm miniatures by 3 more products.
Pretty Interesting historical figures, as a Cozak, a Byzantine Infantry , and a Halberdier.
Last month I had the pleasure of introducing the Armorama community to the fantastic figure works of Seil Model and Armorama member Tomas Castano (aka Tomascastano). I once again have the pleasure of announcing the latest release from this winning team!

Tamiya has but 2 figure releases for July 2005, both, I am sure, welcome additions to the relevant series.
Many figurists have heard the name PiLiPiLi, and seen the figures displayed at various shows and expo's globally. Here's a brief introduction to the Belgian company, their range and a few of their recent releases.
DML has released just the one new figure set for July 2005. Unsurprisingly it is a set of Wehrmacht figures.
Spanish figure manufacturer Elite Miniatures is not a company that has a high release rate of figures. Perhaps it is for that very reason that their high-quality, well detailed figures are so sought after in the figurist community.
About six years ago ROYAL MODEL was established, with production limited to only basic 1/35 scale products and diorama accessories. Since then ROYAL MODEL has grown, expanding their range with new products such as the resin accessories and photogravure to super detail 1/35 and 120mm tanks, arms, equipment and figurines.
Accurate Armour have just confirmed these new figure releases:

These are Modern British figures suitable for 'B' vehicles, and casual British WWII eating/drinking figures. Also new is a British WWII Stretcher set.
Ares Mythologic, producers of limited edition miniatures, produce a marvelous range of Ancient World figure subjects. Through this medium they succeed in bringing colour and form to the history of the Ancient World.
With thanks to the folks at planetFigure, I have the pleasure to introduce the Armorama.com community to Seil Model. Seil Model has recently entered the white metal figure market, with a very promising range of historical figures.

Keep an eye out for the great sculpts by Armorama.com member Tomas Castano
Minie' Ball Miniatures, a new line of Civil War kits is cast in 54-mm scale resin with many sculpted by world renowned figure sculptor, Alan Ball. These resin castings are done very well, with minimal cleanup required. The line has been introduced with 4 figures, Civil War personailty potrait heads (ideal for figure conversions!), and three types of US cavalry carbines (Civil War era). There's even a set of flying quail birds!
There has been a lot of praise and criticism (in equal measure) heaped upon Dragon Models Limited for their release policy. It has seemed, from where I have been sitting, that I was unable to publish a news story on their recent releases without a flurry of comments. The majority constructive, but some going a little further... With the release of this new set, Allied, and in particular U.S. Army Modellers, should find this new release absolutely invaluable...
I found the following Andrea Miniatures July 2005 new releases on the Squadron website. While not necessarily the most exciting of releases, they do make for something different.
ANT Miniatures, first introduced to the Armorama.com community during November 2004 (Click here for the news story), have quietly and consistently been releasing new historical and contemporary miniatures at a rate comparable to some of the better miniature companies in Western Europe and North America.
In this, the second of the reports on the 'renaissance' of Takahashi Modelling, attention turns to their plans for 1/35th scale figures....
There are many notable figure sculptures out there and of course many superb figures. In recent years, one of the most impressive range of figures have come from the Japanese company, Takahashi Modelling, not particularly for their subject matter, more for the quality of the sculpting. Now they're back. With a vengeance!!
While possible not the most interesting of releases to the general population, the June 2005 releases from Spanish manufacturer El Viejo Dragón Miniatures will serve to fill a gap in the 1/72 scale figure market and get modellers of this genre somewhat excited. These are the first of what promises to be an interesting new range for the Spaniards.
I came across this new little Argentinean/Mexican figure manufacturer a few days ago, and thought I'd share what appears to be a very interesting range with you all.

Ladies and gentleman, introducing Trifon Miniatures...
The Italian Figure company, Pegaso has announced it's latest release schedule. As we have come to expect, a mixture of subjects and periods have been announced...
With kind thanks to Guy Herrick at PlanetFigure for introducing me to Heroic Miniatures and posting the original news item, herewith their latest release and 2 forthcoming attractions.
With kind thanks to Guy Herrick at PlanetFigure for posting the original news item, herewith follows a few of the The Model Cellar's latest releases.
From the highly-regarded figure company, Alpine Miniatures, comes news of their latest (1/35th) releases which are a slight 'change' in direction...
With kind thanks to Rocco Alcaro at PlanetFigure for introducing me to Viriatus Miniatures and posting the original news item, herewith follows an introduction to the company and their latest release, as well as a sneak preview of a forthcoming release.
This is the second of what will be the complete list of Future Releases from Osprey Publishing up to and including September 2005. In this story, the attention tuns to books relevant for figure/diorama modellers with a bit of Military History thrown in as well. Once again, I have to acknowledge the assistance given in the compilation of this article by Rudi Richardson (TAROK)
With kind thanks to Guy Herrick at PlanetFigure for introducing me to Aitna Model and posting the original news item, herewith follows an introduction to the company and 5 of their latest releases.
3 new 1:35 scale resin offerings from Yosci (Miniature Park) will be released in June...
Andrea Miniatures' June 2005 new releases appear somewhat dull after the exciting May 2005 releases, but these may interest some modelers none the less.
It has been a little while now since we carred an update on the new releases of the Spanish figure company, Eite Miniatures.. However, as they say, some things are worth waiting for...
Concord Publications continues to publish excellent, moderately-priced books on a wide variety of subjects of interest to the military modeller. The latest release is no exception....
I have been rather lax in the last month or two with the new releases from the Italian figure compay Pegaso Models. As a way of rectifying this, here are their new releases....
As DML announces the latest imminent figure release, I can hear Allied modellers give a good hearty cheer. DML's latest 1/35 figure, announced on May 5, 2005, is indeed an Allied set which will compliment, among others, DML's forthcoming Shermans.
Dragon USA announced the following new release on May 10, 2005. The set will clearly compliment the recently announced DML "88" (although I'm sure it'll suit the newly announced AFV Club Flak 18 just as well!).
Following from the previous story on Mig Productions new armor reeases, attention now turns to their interesting figure releases...
Recently, we have been featuring a increasing number of the Russian TANK 1/35th scale resin figures and their incredibly interesting range of weapon/accessory sets.The following 6 new figure sets are now listed on the TANK website and should be available shortly.
Perhaps in the last month or so, the new Andrea Miniatures' releases have (to my eyes at least), been lacking a certain 'innovation' or 'freshness' this months releases however, are VERY different...
June 2005 will see the release of five new figure references from Verlinden Productions...
One of the least known, but possibly one of the more interesting figure/accessory companies that we have been covering in the News Section, has been the Russian manufcturer, TANK. This company produces both figures and weapons in 1/35th scale for a variety of nationalities....
New release by Military Miniatures Warehouse, features Lt. George Dixon, who was the last commander of the ill-fated by tactfully successful Confederate submarine, the CSS Hunley.
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