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"What's New" Items

Here is a listing of "What's New" on WarWheels.Net.  The information is listed by date updated with the most recent dates on top and older items at the bottom. Information Prior to May 1, 2017 is listed in the Archives below.

Date Item Updated or Added
July 16, 2017 And here's a few more hobby modeling products recently announced: Copper State Models’ 1/35 Lanchester Armored Car (WWI) Model Kit; Hobby Boss’ 1/35 KrAZ-260B Tractor with 5P85TE TEL S-300PMU Model Kit (85511); MR Modellbau’s 1/35 2cm KwK 35 Gun Barrel & Machine Gun with Flash Suppressor for the Hobby Boss M35/ADGZ Model Kit (MR-35568); SP Designs’ 1/35 2S23 Nona-SVK Fire Support Vehicle and BTR-80R-439 Satellite Communications Vehicle Conversions, both for the Trumpeter BTR-80 kit; Trumpeter’s 1/72 M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) Model Kit (07131) and Wings & Wheels Publications' book “Frog-7 in Detail: Luna-M Tactical Missile on ZiL-135 Carrier” (G055) by Jan Horák and František Kořán.
July 15th Today, we have new 1/35 aftermarket sets announced by Live Resin, all for the GAZ-233114 Tigr-M Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.  They are: TIGR-M Arbalet-DM Remote Control Weapons Station (RCWS) with 6P49 KORD 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun (LRE 35301); TIGR-M Armored “URAN-9 UGV” RCW Turret with Improved or Original 30mm 2A72 Cannon (LRE 35302); TIGR-M Special Operations Forces Assault Armored Turret with 6P41 PKP Pecheneg 7.62mm Machine Gun (LRE 35303); TIGR-M T05B-1 RCWS with 6P49 KORD 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun (LRE 35304); TIGR-M SBRM Recon Vehicle Set (Includes - Fara VR Radar Station, GPS - GLONASS module, & SOVA (Owl) Acoustic Anti-Sniper System) (LRE 35306); TIGR-M SBRM Recon Vehicle RCWS with 6P49 KORD 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun (LRE 35307); TIGR-M 6P58 Kord 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun with 6U16 Turret Mount (LRE 35308); TIGR-M Hood (Converts Tigr to Tigr-M) (LRE 35310); and TIGR-M Sagged Tire and Wheel Set (LRE 35312).
July 7th We've received WW sponsor Minor Model's latest newslettter and it contains information about their newest detail sets for the 1/35 Soviet BA-64B Armored Car Miniart/Vision Models kits. The sets are: BA-64B Update Set with Interior (New & Improved) (VMD35039), BA-64B Exterior Update Set (VMD35038), BA-64B Photoetched Mudguards (VMD35042), and BA-64B Update set With Interior & Resin Wheels (GM35021). For more information and photos, check out the Newsletter here.
July 6th   The July issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has hit our doorstep very quickly after the last issue and there's much of interest to us armored car/wheeled fighting vehicle enthusiasts. The relevant articles are "American Icon" (covering the MD/M38A1 Jeep) by John Carroll,  "Life In the Old Dog Yet" (featuring the restoration of a Daimler Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car) by Lt. Peirs Flay, LCoH. Adam Blackmore-Heal & LCoH. Harry Day, and "Rattle and Hum" (covering a test drive of a Willys MB Jeep) also by John Carroll.
July 4th And for something a bit different, here's some photos of a Soviet marked Willys MB 1/4 ton Jeep, also courtesy of Vitaly.
July 2nd I'm very happy to announce our first installment of photos courtesy of Vitaly Kuzmin.  Today, we've added pics of the BTR-40 and BTR-40B Scout Cars.
June 28th If you are interested in Modern Russian Vehicles and Equipment, you have to check out Vitaly Kuzmin's Military Blog. Vitaly's site is a treasure trove of professional level photos covering the latest in Russian tracked and wheeled vehicles, aircraft and even personal equipment.  We've also included a hyperlink to his site on our "Links" page.
June 27th More hobby modeling products have been announced. They are AGV Models’ resin 1/35 BA-27 Armored Car model kit (350060); D-Vision Miniature’s 1/35 Pick-Up Truck Wheel Set (DT35-103) for the Meng Model Kits; DEF Model’s 1/35 KTO Rosomak “Nokian” Sagged Wheel Set (DW35099) for the IBG Models Kit; Hauler’s 1/48 JGSDF Komatsu LAV Detail Set (HLX48380) for the Tamiya kit; ICM’s 1/48 Sdkfz 260 Radio Communications Vehicle Model Kit (48193); Mantis Miniatures’ 1/35 WW2 Willys Jeep Accessory Set (MAC12) for the Tamiya kit; and Zvezda’s 1/35 Iskander 9K720 Short-Range Ballistic Missile System model kit.
June 16th   I've just got the June issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine and it contains the excellent article,"Dogs of War" by Louise Limb which covers Land Rover Defender XD/HS TUL/TUM "Wolf" Utility Vehicle.
June 4th Here's the latest hobby model product announcements.  They are Black Dog's 1/35 Australian Land Rover 6x6 "Perentie" LRPV Model Kit (35189), Land Rover 6x6 "Perentie" LRPV "Big Set" Model Kit (T35191), 1/35 Willys Jeep CJ2A Fire Truck Conversion (T35190) for the Tamiya kit, 1/35 ASLAV Hessian Tape Accessory Set (T35192) for the Trumpeter kit, 1/35 Fennek Wheel Set (T35195) and 1/35 Dingo Wheel Set (T35196); Hobby Boss' 1/35 Leichter Panzerspahwagen (2cm) "Mid Version" Model Kit (80149); and Model Miniature's 1/72 Panhard VBL with 12.7mm Machine Gun Model Kit (MM-R215).
May 29th There's still more model product announcements streaming in.  The items are Legend Productions' 1/35 Humvee TOW Turret Set (M1167 ITAS) (LF3D007) and 1/35 TOW Missile Rack Set (LF3D006); Resicast's 1/35 Spoked Wheels for British Armoured Car (3511185a); and Tankograd Publishing's new books authored by Ralf Maile, titled "Unimog 1,5-Tonner 'S'. The Legendary 1.5-ton Unimog Truck in German Service - Part 1: Development/Technology/Walkaround" (5066), "…Part 2: Cargo Versions/Double-Cab Driver-Trainer" (5067), and "…Part 3: Box Body/Tank Dummy/Fire Engine/Armoured" (5068).
May 18th Trying to keep up on the hobby modeling product announcements, here's a few more.  They are IBG Models' 1/72 C15TA Armored Truck Model (72053); Panzer Art's 1/35 “Otter” Light Reconnaissance Car Stowage Set (RE35-473), Marmon-Herrington Reconnaissance Cars Stowage Set (RE35-474) and Chevrolet LRDG Truck Stowage Set (RE35-477); Takom's 1/35 Kamaz Typhoon K MRAP Model Kit; and Voyager Model's 1/35 Bumerang IFV Basic Detail Set (PE35717) for the Panda Hobby Kit.
May 16th If you haven't noticed, we tend to like Ferrets. So, here's more photos of the Ferret Mark 1/2 Scout Car courtesy of Don Allen.
May 15th And here's the second installment of products, consisting of aftermarket and reference items. They are Ace Model’s 1/72 BTR-70 Add-On Armor Set (7266); KMT’s 1/35 VBL WASP 1 and Add On Armor Set (KMT35047K); Slingshot Models’ 1/35 Greek Army VBL Conversion Set (SSM 35007), VBL Stowage Packs Set (ACL 35009) and VBL Sagged Wheel Set (ACL 35010); Tiger Model Designs’ 1/35 U.S. Hood Latches (Trucks) (35-1321), U.S. Utility Vehicle Door Handles and Knobs (35-1324), U.S. Vehicle Tie-Down Hooks (Screwed) (35-1325), U.S. Vehicle Tie-Down Hooks (Welded) (35-1326), U.S. Soft-Skin Head Lights and Turn Signals (35-1332); Voyager Model’s 1/35 Husky Mk. III VMMD Detail Set (PE35849) for the Panda Hobby Kit and Husky Mk. III VMMD Lense & Taillight Set (BR35135) for AFV Club Kit; and Wings and Wheels Publications new books “Frog-7 In Detail” (G 055) and “LMV Lince In Detail” (G054).
May 14th Since we've not kept up with reporting hobby product announcements for awhile, we have a whole lot of 'em to list.  So, they'll be in two installments, starting with model kits.  They are Ace Model’s 1/48 BA-20 Early Production Armored Car (48108) and 1/72 BTR-3RK Anti-Tank Vehicle (72176); AMG’s resin 1/35 ADGZ Heavy Armoured Car (Mid-Production?) (AMG35510); Bronco Model’s 1/35 Armored Krupp Protze KFZ.69 with 3.7cm Pak 36 (Late Version) (CB35132); Fine Molds’ 1/35 JGSDF Light Truck with MAT (FM52); Hobby Boss’ 1/35 BA-20M Armored Car (83884) and 1/35 ADGZ/M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen Armored Car (Late Version?) (83890); ICM’s 1/48 Sdkfz 223 Panzerspahwagen (48192); Modelcollect’s 1/72 Iskander 9K720/SS-26 Stone Tactical Ballistic Missile Launcher (MA72011); T-Model’s 1/72 M1114 Up Armoured HMMWV (TM-7201); Takom’s 1/35 AML-90 French Light Armoured Car (2077) and AML-60 French Light Armoured Car (2084); Trumpeter’s 1/35 BM-27 Uragan Multiple Launched Rocket System (01026); and W-Model’s 1/72 resin Tor M2KM/SA-15 Gauntlet SAM System (WB-39).
May 12th Today we've completely updated our Ferret Mark 4 "Big Wheel" Scout Car Index, including adding new photos.
May 11th Courtesy of the German Bundesarchiv, we've added a half-dozen more photos of the Type 166 Schwimmwagen.
May 10th Model Miniature of France has announced three (3) new 1/72 resin model kits of the ERC-90 Armored Car series.  They are the ERC-90 Sagaie "Classic French Version" (MM-212), ERC-90 Lynx "Export Version" (MM-R213) and ERC-90 Sagaie 2 "Late Version" (MM-214).
May 9, 2017   The May issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has arrived and once again, it's stuffed full of wheeled-vehicle goodness.  Articles include"French Protection" (Panhard 178 armored car series) by Sheldon Rogers,"Military Moped" (TAP 56 "Bazooka Vespa") by Eric Bryan,"Scouting for Boys" (M3A1 Scout Car) by John Norris, and"Bucket List" by Louise Limb and"The Volkswagen Goes to War" by Karl Ludvigsen, both covering the Volkswagen Kubelwagen.

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