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2014 Archive of "What's New" Items

Items appearing in the "What's New" section from January 1, through December 31, 2014 are contained here.  The information is listed by date updated with the most recent dates on top and older items at the bottom.

Date Item Updated or Added
December 29, 2014   We are happy to announce a new sponsor to WarWheels' line-up: UMM-USA!  Proprieter John Vojtech is a friend of Patrick and member of the AMPS and IPMS/USA model clubs.  UMM-USA specializes in high-quality modeling tools & supplies, but also stocks hard-to-find hobby products from Eastern Europe, primarily the Czech Republic (i.e. Black Dog, MMK Model, & SKP Model).  Please check out his site!!!
December 28th We've now created a new vehicle index of Navistar Defense's entry in the US Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 competition: the Special Operations Tactical Vehicle.
December 27th Patrick has finished his reviews of the final two books in the new Tankograd/Carl Schulze Fuchs series, for the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS). First, his review of "Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 3 - Ambulance / Electronic Warfare / NBC" (5053) can be accessed via this link at the AMPS Website.  Finally, you can find his review of "Part 4 - Battlefield Surveillance Radar / Radio Communications / International"  (5054) via this link.
December 26th We've put up a new vehicle index entry for the winner of the US Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 competition, the Flyer 72 Advanced Light Strike Vehicle
December 21st Today we've added photos of the Jackal 1 and 2 High Mobility Weapons Platform via the British Ministry of Defence.
December 16th We've added a new vehicle index for the Hungarian WW2-era 39M Csaba Armored Car.
December 14th One more set from the Bundesarchiv to complete the trifecta of small WWII-era German vehicles: photos of the Sdkfz 223 Fu (Radio) Armored Car.
December 13th Back to the Bundesarchiv!  We've posted some of their photos of the Sdkfz 221 Armored Car.

Also, one hobby modeling product has been announced by Blitz-Workshop that is of interest to us "wheelies": a 1/35 set of Sdkfz 254 Wheels (BA35051) for Hobby Boss model kit.
December 12th Today, we've added a few "odd's and ends" in the form of single or double photos of the Daimler Armored Car, Humber Mark 2 Armored Car, Humber Scout Car and M3A1 Scout Car via the Imperial War Museum.
December 11th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their latest newsletter announcing their new products for the month of December.  Their products are a 1/35 WWII Australian Ambulance Jeep Conversion (VMT35012) for the Tamiya kit (but adaptable to all kits), 1/35 Horch 901 Canvas Side Window Set (AVM35070) for the Italeri/Tamiya kits and 1/35 le.gl. Einheits Pkw (Kfz.1&2) Canvas Side Window Set (AVM35067) for the ICM kits. For more information and photos, check out their December 2014 Newsletter.
December 10th

There's been a whole slew of new hobby product announcements made.  These include Echelon Fine Details' 1/35 "MVD & Other Markings (Caucasus) Part 1" Decals (D356184) covering the BTR-80 APC, 1/35 "Ukrainian Crisis (Starting with the Conflict in Crimea)" Decals (D356185) covering the BTR-80 APC and BM-21 "GRAD" MLRS, and 1/35 "BTR-80's Around the World" Decals (D356186); Toro Model's 1/35 "Captured & Non-Standard Vehicles in Polish Service" Decals (35D32) covering the Autoblinda AB-41, M8 Greyhound, Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen and 1/72 "Staghound In Polish Service Vol.1" Decals (72D21); Trumpeter Models 1/35 Soviet BTR-70 APC (Afghanistan Version) Model Kit (01593) and Voyager Model's 1/35 German ATF Dingo 2 GE A2 PatSi Detail Set (PE35673) for the Revell of Germany kit and 1/35 US 4X4 MRAP MaxxPro Armored Fighting Vehicle Road Wheels (PEA339) for the Kinetic Models Kit.

December 9th Our addition to the site for today is via the German Bundesarchiv.  We have uploaded some contemporary photos of the Sdkfz 222 Armored Car.

Also, Model Miniature  has announced two more hobby products: a Limited Edition 1/72 AMX-10RC "Counter IED" Recon Vehicle Model Kit (MM-R152) and 1/72 HEMTT Load Handling System Truck with M-989 Trailer (MM-R151).
December 4th We only have a very small update in the form of one photo; showing RAF Rolls Royce Armored Cars (Circa 1929) via Gordon Angus Mackinlay.  
December 3rd If you are interested in World War Two Era German vehicles you're in luck.  Courtesy of new WW contributor Clint Freeman, we have added a whopping 180+ detail photos of the Sdkfz 222 Armored Car.

Also, Service Publications has released their new book "The Iltis In Canadian Service" (WOW042), which is authored by Clive Law.
December 2nd Today we are listing a couple hobby modeling products announced by our friends at Model Miniature.  First, they are releasing a 1/72 resin model kit of the VAB T20-13 APC with 20mm Gun (MM-R148), which includes a full interior and AK-Interactive painting guide.  Also, they're coming out with a 1/72 model kit of the VAB APC with CB-127 (12.7mm HMG) Turret (MM-R149), that one also including a full interior, but instead coming with a figure & 2 jerry cans.
November 30th   If you haven't heard, WW Sponsor Key Publishing, has acquired the well known magazine Classic Military Vehicle and combined it into one publication with the now defunct Military Machines International Magazine. The December issue of CMV has arrived and it contains two articles that cover armored cars/wheeled fighting vehicles.  They are, "Austin Gipsy"  authored by Pat Ware and "Seeing Red" (highlighing the vehicles seen at the 2014 Russian Red Square Victory Day Parade), authored by Jim Kinnear.  
November 29th After a bit of a hiatus, we've posted photos of the Morris Commercial C9/B 3-Ton (60cwt) 4x4 Truck with 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun.

And is the case lately, we have a few hobby modeling product announcements including the Meng Models' 1/35 U.S. Cougar 6×6 MRAP Model Kit (SS-005), Panda Hobby's 1/35 Cougar 4x4 MRAP Model Kit (PH 35003) and Tamiya's 1/35 U.S. 6x6 Ambulance Truck M972 Gama Goat Model Kit (35342).
November 23rd WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their most recent newsletter announcing their new products for the month of November including their 1/35 Opel Blitz 2.5-32 Basic Update Set (VMD35028) for the ICM kits and Black Oval Chain in sizes 2.0 x 1.5mm (MT00004) 2.6 x2.0 x 0.4mm (MT00005). For more information and photos, check out their November 2014 Newsletter.
November 19th Today we have a couple hobby modeling product announcements to share: Accurate Armour's 1/35 Land Rover CAV100 "Snatch" - N. Ireland Conversion (LRA013) and Land Rover CAV100 "Snatch" - Balkans Conversion (LRA014), both for the Hobby Boss Kits 82446-82448, and Wings & Wheels Publications  book "Stryker Family Upgrades: In Detail" (G042) authored by Ralph Zwilling.
November 18th Julio Montes is back with photos of a Paraguayan EE-11 Urutu APC.
November 16th Going opposite of our latest "modern" direction, we've added a couple new photos of the T2 Observation Post Tender Vehicle.

And hobby model product news continues to trickle in with an announcement by L.Z. Models about their upcoming 1/35 German DAK CMP Ford F15 Truck with 2cm Flak 30 Model Kit (5412).
November 15th Today's addition are two "new" photos of the Egyptian Commando Scout.

Also, SKP Model has announced a new hobby modeling product; a 1/35 GAZ-67 Utility Vehicle Wheel Set (SKP254) for the Trumpeter model kit.
November 13th We've added additional photos of the Buffalo Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle and Husky Towing/Mine Detection Vehicle.

Also, one more hobby modeling product has been announced by Black Dog: their 1/35 MTVR Mk. 23 "Gun Truck" Conversion Set (T35126) for the Trumpeter model kit.
November 9th Hot upon his last review, Patrick also finished his look at Tankograd's "Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 2 - Reconnaissance/ Engineer/ Command" (5052).  You can find it at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) website via this link.
November 8th Today we've posted some more photos of the Dorchester 4x4 Armored Command Vehicle.

Also, one additional hobby modeling product has been announced: Tommy's War's 1/32 - 54mm Thornycroft Type J Truck with 18-Pounder Anti-Aircraft Gun Model Kit (TW54E09).
November 7th Speaking of Carl Schulze's Tankograd's Fuch's books, Patrick just finished his review of "Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 1 - Development and Technology" (5051).  You can find it at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) website via this link.
November 5th Yes... there's more photos from Julio today.  These added pics cover the Panhard AML-90 Armored Car.

Also, Tankograd Publishing has announced the imminent release of two more books authored by Carl Schulze: "Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 3 - Ambulance / Electronic Warfare / NBC" (5053) and "Fuchs...Part 4 - Battlefield Surveillance Radar / Radio Communications / International" (5054).
November 4th Seeing that we have more Salvadoran vehicle photos from Julio, we've posted ones covering the M1151 HMMWV with HS 404 20mm Cannon.

Also, we have a couple hobby modeling product announcements including Azimut Productions' 1/35 AMD White TBC 1918 Armored Car Model Kit (35095) and Mec Models 1/35 M35 Vietnam Guntruck Decal Sheet (DE-GT05).
November 3rd Today we've posted more photos of the Cashuat Light Assault Vehicle courtesy of Julio.
November 2nd Julio Montes is back with some more great photos of Salvadoran UR-416 APC's
November 1st More hobby modeling products have been announced including MMK's resin 1/35 M606/CJ-3B Jeep Model Kit (F3047), Panzer Art's  1/35 SdKfz 234 Armored Car (Gelande) Road Wheels (RE35-292), SdKfz 234 (Commercial 'A') Road Wheels (RE35-293), SdKfz 234 (Commercial 'B') Road Wheels (RE35-294) and Voyager Models' 1/35 Soviet BA-10 Armored Vehicle Basic Detail Set (PE35721) for the new HobbyBoss model, 1/35 M26 "Dragon Wagon" Recovery Vehicle Basic (Cab) Detail Set (PE35700), M26 Recovery Vehicle Cabin Interior Detail Set (PE35701), "Dragon Wagon" M15 Trailer 'Development' Basic Set (PE35702) and M26 Recovery Vehicle Additional Detail Parts (PEA347), all for the Tamiya model kits.
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October 25th Today, we've added a bunch of new photos of the Ferret Mark 1/1 Scout Car taken on Patrick's 2011 trip to London and 2014 excursion up to Canada.
October 20th We've added more photos of the Polish Dzik 3 APC courtesy of AMZ-Kutno.
October 19th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their October 2014 newsletter announcing their new products for this month including their 1/35 Light Truck Crane (AVC35004), Black Oval Chain (1.5x1.0x0.2) (MT00003) and 1/35 German WWII License Plates (AVM35083).  For more information and photos, check out their October 2014 Newsletter.
October 18th To finish off the "Bantam Jeep Story", we've posted a vehicle index for the Bantam Mark 2 Recon Car.

Also, a few more hobby modeling products have been announced including ET Models' 1/35 Stryker M1126 ICV Detail Set (E35-222) and 1/35 Stryker ICV Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-011), both for the AFV Club model kits and the Voyager Model's 1/35 Fennek LGS (Dutch Version) Detail Set (PE35674) and  1/35 BM-21 GRAD Multiple Rocket Launcher (Late Version) Detail Set (PE35720), both for the applicable Trumpeter kits.
October 17th Dan Schlenoff, a writer for the Scientific American Blog Network, made us aware of his short article titled  "Anecdotes from the Archives: Censorship and Armored Cars, Circa 1914" , which covers the Austro-Daimler Model 1904 Armored Car Also, Dan secured permission from Scientific American Magazine to kindly allow us to post some of their originally published content here at WW.
October 16th We're still working on the Bantam vehicles, today's installment being a new vehicle index for the Bantam Recon Car No. 1; the grand-daddy of the Jeep.
October 12th We've extensively updated our vehicle index for the T2/T2E1 37mm Gun Motor Carriage.
October 10th Since we've been posting tons of photos of older vehicles, we've decided to throw in some of newer vehicles.  Today, we've put up more pics of the M1249 MaxxPro Recovery Vehicle via Joe Trevithick.
October 9th New WW contributor Bill Kish, has sent us detail photos of his newly acquired M20 Armored Utility Car The M20 was previously owned by the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (AKA: The Jacques Littlefield Collection).
October 5th Up goes our new vehicle index for the British Willys MB/ Ford GPW Airborne Jeep.
October 4th We've posted some photos of a Humber Light Recon Mark 3a that is currently displayed at the RAF Museum - Hendon.
October 3rd It's back to the Jeep for us.  We've added over 60 photos of an early production (1942) Ford GPW Jeep; many of the pictures detail oriented.
October 2nd Today, we've posted additional pictures to an already established photo gallery of a 1942 manufactured Daimler Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car.

Also, a hobby modeling product has been announced by SKP Model.  They are releasing the 1/35 Schwimwagen (Type 128) Wheel Set (SKP253) for the AFV Club model kit.
September 30th A few more hobby modeling products have been announced including CMK's 1/35 resin Škoda PA. 2 Turtle Model Kit (RA052) and MMK's 1/35 resin EPS Springer with M2 MG Model Kit (F3052) and 1/35 EPS Springer and Grizzly 450 Quad Bike Model Set (F3050).
September 29th Yet again, we've updated another one of our vehicle indices. This time, it's the Ford GPW/Willys MB Jeep.
September 28th

The members of the IPMS/USA Borinqueneers of Puerto Rico have made us aware of a few of their very nice build logs covering armored car/wheeled fighting vehicle model kits.  They are:
- 1/16 scratchbuilt USN SEAL FAV "Dune Buggy" by Jose Pacheco
- 1/35 Miniart AEC Mark 1 Armored Car by Pedro Negron
- 1/35 Miniart AEC Mark 2 Armored Car by Tito Santiago
- 1/48 Tamiya BA-64B Armored Car by Pedro

September 27th A whole slew of new hobby modeling products have just been announced.  They are Black Dog's 1/35 ASLAV PC Phase 3 Accessory Set (T35120) for the Trumpeter kit and USMC M151A2 FAV Conversion (T35121), Dragon Model's "Black Label-Smart Kit" 1/72 M65 Atomic Annie Heavy Motorized 280mm Gun Model Kit (7484), Echelon Fine Detail's 1/35 "101st Airborne HMMWV's In Iraq" Decal Set (D356182) and "ISAF Generic Markings & Decals" (also including markings for a M1151 HMMWV) (D356015), IBG Models' 1/35 Polish KTO Rosomak APC Model Kit (35032) and Panda Hobby's 1/35 M-ATV MRAP with CROWS II RWS Model kit (35007) and Cougar 4x4 MRAP Model kit (35003).
September 26th Since we're on the subject of "Jeeps", we've updated our Bantam BRC-40 Recon Car vehicle index, which includes additional photos from the US Library of Congress.
September 25th While poking around the Imperial War Museum's website, we additional photos we could use, so among other things, we were able to update our LRDG/SAS Willys MB Jeep index quite substantially.

Also, we've added a new hyperlink in our "links" section to Chris Hughes' Toadman's Tank Pictures website. Chris specializes in providing superb military vehicle reference photo CD's with the modeler in mind.  In addition, he provides thousands of free photos on his website, some of which we've linked to here at WW.
September 23rd We've posted more photos of the Long Range Desert Group's Chevrolet 1533x2 30 cwt Patrol Truck courtesy of the British War Office via the Imperial War Museum.
September 22nd A new vehicle index has gone up today.  It covers the prototype US Helicopter Transportable Tactical Vehicle
September 21st Today we've totally re-vamped our LRDG Chevrolet 1533x2 30cwt Patrol Truck vehicle index. This update includes the addition of new photos and a lot of new information. 

Also, one hobby modeling product has been announced by Gaso.line: a 1/48 SdKfz 233 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24 Stummel Armored Car Conversion (GAS48121) for the Tamiya Sdkfz 231 model kit.
September 20th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their September 2014 newsletter announcing their new products for this month including their 1/35 Volkswagen Kubelwagen Canvas Window Set (AVM35072) and 1/35 Kubelwagen Tire Chain Set (AVM35077). Check out their September 2014 Newsletter for photos and more information.
September 19th We've added a couple more hyperlinks to our "IPMS/USA Local Chapter Website Links" section.  These include the homepages of the IPMS Borinqueneers of Puerto Rico and the Lakes Region Scale Modelers of Illinois.  In addition, we've added a hyperlink to the Resicast homepage at our "Links" page.  Resicast specializes in the manufacture of mostly anglo-centric military vehicle model kits and accessories
September 18th Victor Hernandez of AMPS Chicagoland has finished a model build article about the 1/35 Kinetic RG-31 Mark 3 Canadian Army MRAP with Remote Weapons Station kit.
September 17th  Here's an interesting photo courtesy of WW friend John Charvat.  It is of an actual piece of US Military equipment that is painted CARC 686 Desert Tan (FS 33446); the current "standard" overall modern US vehicle color.  However, it is actually closer in color to FS 33531; which matches the Vallejo Paints also shown in the photo.  Also interesting is that other equipment/vehicles have been documented as being painted in a color which more closely resembles the "standard" US FS 33446 color.  Whether the color difference is due to use/the elements or due to inconsistencies in paint manufacturing, has not been determined. 
September 15th We've added a new vehicle index for the M1245 M-ATV Special Forces Vehicle today.   
September 14th   WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine's has already sent out their October issue and it contains two articles that cover armored cars/wheeled fighting vehicles.  They are, "Buffalo Soldier" (which highlights the South African Buffel APC), authored by Editor Ian Young and "Deerhound" (covering Brazillian T17's), authored by Helio Higuchi and Paulo Roberto Bastos, Jr.  
September 12th Today, we present another list of hobby modeling products that have been announced.  They include 1/35 Miniarm's BTR-82A APC Conversion Set (35095), Real Model's 1/35 LAV III Family Wheel Set (RMA35275) & 1/35 Stryker Family Wheel Set (RMA35276) both for the applicable Trumpeter kits; and SKP Models' 1/35 RG-31 Mark 3 MRAP Light/Lense Set (SKP206) for the Kinetic Models kit.  Also, Tankograd Publishing is releasing two new books, "Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 1 - Development and Technology"  (5051) & "Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 2 - Reconnaissance/ Engineer/ Command" (5052) both authored by Carl Schulze.
September 11th Paul is back with photos of an M1249 MaxxPro Recovery Vehicle, fitted with "Q-Net" RPG Protection Kit.
September 10th We have added more photos of the MXT-MVA/Husky TSV courtesy of Dave Haugh and Navistar Defense.

Also, a couple hobby modeling products have been announced including Tamiya's 1/48 Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car model kit (32581) and Voyager Model's  1/35 BTR-80 APC 'Basic' Detail Set (PE35638) for the Trumpeter kit.
September 9th Patrick has finished the chassis/frame/lower hull sub-assembly in his full build review of the 1/35 Kinetic Model 4x4 (MaxxPro) MRAP Armoured Fighting Vehicle Kit.
September 7th Finally, we've been able to add a new vehicle index for the Fordson Armored Car.
September 5th Today we've added more photos of the British Husky Medium Tactical Supply Vehicle courtesy of "frequent fliers" Clive Elliott and Ian Young.
September 4th It's a Beaverette Bonanza!  We've posted new photos of the Beaverette Mark 3 Light Armored Car courtesy of Patrick and Ian Young, Editor of Military Machines International Magazine.
September 3rd While poking around his "to do" files, Patrick found some additional photos of the Humber Mark 4 Armored Car for posting; these in Israeli livery.
September 2nd Since we cleaned up our Duro IIIP vehicle index the other day, we figured we should create a new vehicle index for the closely related Yak Armored Multipurpose Vehicle as well.
September 1st We've added photos of the Ridgback Medium Protected Urban Patrol Vehicle, courtesy of Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site.
August 30th Today's addition to WW includes photos of "different" M8 Greyhound Armored Cars: WWII era Canadian crewed "hounds" and vehicles captured by German Forces.
August 29th While on "website clean-up duty", we've also updated our vehicle index on the Duro IIIP 6x6 Protected Military Tactical Vehicle. This update also includes adding more photos, a company sales brochure and expanding the data we have available on the vehicle.

Also, our friends at Model Miniature have a released a set of 1/72 Boxer MRV Wheels (MM-R147) for the Revell of Germany model kit.
August 27th We've updated our vehicle indices for the British Humber Mark 3 and Canadian Fox Mark 1 Armored Cars.
August 26th Today we have photos of the Serval Special Operations Vehicle courtesy of the German Bundeswehr.

And, there's been one hobby modeling product announcement by Best Value Models.  They are offering a 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Paris 1/35 Jeep model kit (BVMPA44OS4). The Jeep model is based on the Italeri kit and depicts the vehicle "MORT AUX CONS", which is one of the first vehicles reaching the center Paris during the Liberation. 
August 24th Paul is back with some photos of an M1234A1 Maxx Pro Plus Ambulance in use with Jordanian forces.
August 23rd And... back to the Canadian AVGP series again.  We've posted additional photos of the Grizzly 6x6 APC.
August 22nd   We just received WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine's  September issue and it contains yet again a few articles that should be interesting to us wheeled fighting vehicle aficionados.  They are: "Daimler Dingo" by Editor Ian Young, "Heer 2011: Part 2" (covering the new structure of German ground combat forces) by Carl Schulze and"Standard Beaverette" by Phil Homer.  
August 20th Two additional hobby modeling products have been announced.  First, ET Models has announced their 1/35 Fennek LGS Weighted Wheel Set (ER35 059) and Voyager Models their 1/35 M1078 FMTV (Armored Cab) Basic Detail Set (PE35647), both for the applicable Trumpeter model kits.
August 19th Continuing on the Humber series of armored cars,  we've updated our Humber Mark 3 Armored Car index. This update also includes adding more photos, stowage diagrams and expanding the data we have available on the vehicle.
August 18th

  WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine has released their September issue and it contains two articles that should be interesting to many "wheelies".  The first is by Garry Tobiss and titled "On the Prowl" ; which covers his build of the 1/35 Revell of Germany Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen "Wolf" as he turns it into a into a Special Forces vehicle. The second is titled "Sandbox Speedster" and highlight's Stu Fone's build of the 1/48 Airfix British Quad Bike and Crew set.

August 17th To FINALLY complete the Humber AC series here on WW, we've added a vehicle index for ther Humber Mark 2 Armored Car.
August 16th Jumping back to the Canuck AVGP series, we've posted more photos of the Husky 6x6 Armored Recovery Vehicle.
August 15th We've updated our Humber Mark 1 Armored Car index. The update includes adding more photos, stowage diagrams and expanding the data we have available on the vehicle.
August 14th Today we have some photos of the German Enok 2 (5.4) LAPV via Paul.
 
Also, a couple more hobby modeling products have been announced.  First, Mantis Miniatures will be coming out with a 1/35 Kubelwagen Accessory Set (MAC05) for the Tamiya Kit and Model Miniature will be releasing their first 3D printed model kit in the form of a 1/72 VAB 4x4 APC (MM-R145). 
August 13th Patrick has posted some photos he took of a Canadian AVGP Cougar 6x6 FSV.
August 12th It's Model Missile Mayhem!  After waiting 20 years for a new 1/35 SCUD kit, we've got two in the pipeline: Meng Model's 1/35 Russian 9K72 Scud-B Mobile Tactical Missile System Model Kit (SS-007) and Trumpeter Model's 1/35 Soviet SS-1D SCUD-C Model Kit (01019).  Wow.
August 10th We've put up a few new photos of Aussie and Dutch Bushmaster PMV's.
August 7th Remember a couple days ago when we said that we didn't have any more MaxxPro Vehicle stuff to post?  Well, we lied.  Today, we've put up a vehicle index for the MaxxPro XL MRAP.
August 4th In conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, we've posted a vehicle index for the "Kubus" Improvised Armored Car.
August 3rd Here are more hobby modeling products that have been announced.  They are, Black Dog's 1/35 Land Rover "Pink Panther" Accessory Set (T35117) for the Tamiya kit and 1/35 LAV-R Accessory Set (T35118) for the Trumpeter kit; Legends Productions' 1/35 4x4 (MaxxPro) MRAP Weighted Wheel Set (LF1287) for the Kinetic Models kit; Merit International's 1/16 M-ATV MRAP Model Kit (61604); Panzershop's resin 1/35 Russo-Balt Armored Car with 76mm AA gun model kit (PS35C116); Tetra Model Works' (new company) 1/35 4x4 (MaxxPro) MRAP Detail Set (ME-35025) for the Kinetic Models kit; and finally Voyager Models' 1/35 Modern US 4X4 MRAP MaxxPro Armored Fighting Vehicle Detail Set (with antenna base) (PE35682) also for the Kinetic kit.
August 2nd Today is sadly the last of MaxxPro Mania.  We've posted a vehicle index for the M1235 Maxx Pro Dash /M1235A1 MaxxPro Dash DXM MRAP.
July 31st WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us another product announcement showing their new 1/35 Light Truck Crane (AVC35004). Check out their 2nd July 2014 Newsletter for photos and more information.
July 29th Yes, we have more MaxxPro's.  These are via Keith Ross and cover the M1224A1 MaxxPro MEAP Protected Vehicle.

Also, there's one hobby modeling product announcement we've received: Mirage Hobby's 1/35 "Kubus" (1944 Warsaw Uprising) Armored Car Model Kit (355026).
July 28th Continuing on with the MaxxPro series, we've posted a bunch of additional photos and an updated vehicle index for the M1224 MaxxPro MRAP.
July 27th It's MaxxPro Mania!  We've posted new photos and a new vehicle index for the M1234 MaxxPro Plus MRAP.
July 24th Today, we've added US Army photos of the M1224A1 MaxxPro MEAP Protected Vehicle.
July 22nd

  WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine has released their August issue and it contains has a really nice build article on the 1/35 Roden Rolls Royce Pattern 1914 armored car model kit titled "The Armoured Ghost" by Mikael Terfors.

July 20th Today, we have only one company that has announced hobby modeling products, but they are very interesting to say the least.  The company is Panzershop and they are coming out with the French WWI era 1/35 Peugeot Armored Car with Hotchkiss Machine Gun model kit (PS35C149) and Peugeot Armored Car with 37mm Cannon model kit (PS35C150).
July 15th   Hot on the heels of their last issue, WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine has released their August issue which contains a few articles that should be interesting to us "wheelies".  They are: "Gunbuggy" (highlighting Australian 106mm recoilless rifle armed Series 2/2A Land Rovers) by Michael Cecil, "Heer 2011: Part 1" (covering the new structure of German ground combat forces) by Carl Schulze and "Simply Ingenious" (spotlights the amphibious 2 1/2 ton DUKW) by Editor Ian Young.  
July 10th It seems like it has slowed down a bit on hobby modeling products the past month or so.  However, we have a select number of announcements none-the-less.  These include Dragon Models' (Black Label Series) 1/35 British Armored Car Saladin Mk.II model kit (3554); Resicast's 1/35 LRDG Heavy Gun "Late" Conversion Set (35.2369) for the Tamiya model kit and Wings & Wheels Publications' reference book "Saladin Mk. II In Detail" (R 078).
July 7th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their July product announcement newsletter which shows their two latest items: 1/24 Land Rover Series 3 Long Wheel Base (LWB) Truck Workable Leaf Spring Set (VMD24002) for Esci/Italeri model kits and 1/35 US WWII 4x4 WC Series 3/4 Ton Truck Workable Leaf Spring Set (VMD35005) for AFV Club/Skybow models. Both sets are adaptable to models by other manufacturers.  Check out their July 2014 Newsletter for photos and more information.
July 6th   WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine has released their July issue which is their 70th D-Day Landings Anniversary Special.  As usual, there is a nice selection of articles that are dedicated to armored cars and wheeled fighting vehicles, all presented by Editor Ian Young.  They include "Allied Vehicles of the D-Day Landings", "British Airbourne Jeeps", "German Vehicles of the D-Day Landings" and "Staghound".
June 21st WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their latest product announcement newsletter which highlights their newest product: a set of 1/35 German WWII 3 ton 6x4 Truck Wheel Tracks (AVM35055) for the ICM model kits.  Check out their June 2014 Newsletter for photos and more information.
June 13th A couple more hobby modeling products have been announced including Black Dog's 1/35 Marmon-Herrington Mark 2 Accessory Set (T35113) for the IBG Models kits, and ET Models' 1/35 BTR-80 APC Wide Weighted Road Wheels (ER35057) and BTR-80 APC Narrow Weighted Road Wheels (ER35058).
June 11th Patrick has reviewed the 1/35 Kinetic Model 4x4 (MaxxPro) MRAP Armoured Fighting Vehicle Kit.
June 8th More hobby modeling product announcements have occured the past few days.  New items include Hobby Boss' 1/35 SS-23 Spider ICBM & Launch Vehicle Model Kit (85505), 1/35 Italeri  “Follow Me” Jeep Model Set (0390), SKP Models' 1/35 BTR-70 APC Light/Lense Set (SKP216) for the Trumpeter model and Voyager Model's 1/35 AEC 4X4 Dorchester Command Vehicle Detail Set (35649) for the AFV Club model.
June 7th Patrick went up to the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society's (AMPS) "Great White North" Model Show last week in Oshawa, Ontario Canada.  Here are photos of the Armored Car/WFV models on the tables.
June 2nd We have news that Tankograd Publishing is releasing the book "YAK: The Yak Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle in Modern German Army Service"  by noted author and friend of WW, Ralph Zwilling.
May 27th Since we're on the subject of the NAVISTAR MaxxPro MRAP series, we've put up a vehicle index for the MaxxPro Recovery Vehicle - Performance Kit (PK).
May 26th To totally switch gears, today we've added a vehicle index of the M1249 MaxxPro Recovery Vehicle (MRV).
May 25th We've finally added a vehicle index of the iconic Rolls-Royce 1914 Admiralty Turreted Pattern Armored Car.

Also, even more hobby modeling products have been announced including Accurate Armour's 1/35 Alvis Saracen 6x6 Armoured Ambulance (K190), Saracen 6x6 Mark 1 APC (FV603a) (K191) and Saracen 6x6 Mark 2 APC (F603b/c) (K192) model kits; Echelon Fine Details' 1/35 "Italian Centauros" Decal Set (D356096) and Voyager Models' 1/35 GAZ-67B Detail Set (PE35668) for the Trumpeter kit,
May 20th Hubert Lopez, Editor of EARLYWARWHEELS.blogspot.com, has sent us photos of his 1/35 Pit-Road IJN Vickers-Crossley Model 25 armored car model kit.
May 19th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their monthly product announcement newsletter which highlights three new WFV-related products they're offering.  Their newest products are a 1/35 Windshield Cover for U.S. WWII 1/4 ton 4x4 (Jeep) Truck (AVM35001), Canvas Cover for WWII 1/4 ton 4x4 (Jeep) Truck (AVM35011), both for the Tamiya model, and 1/35 GAZ-AA / AAA Truck Detail Set (VMD35026) for the Miniart model kits.  Check out their May 2014 Newsletter for photos and more information.
May 18th

  WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine has released their June issue and it contains the WFV modeling-related article titled "Sword Beach... D-Day" (modeling the 1/72 Airfix Willys British Airbourne Jeep) by Johan Augustsson.

May 15th

Once again, there are a whole bunch of new hobby modeling products that have been announced.  They are: Bronco Models’ 1/35 Buffalo 6x6 MPCV with Slat & Spaced Armor model kit (CB35145), 1/35 British Airborne Jeep with 75mm Pack Howitzer & Trailer model kit (CB35163) and 1/35 German Horch Staff Car (Kfz.15- Early Version) model kit (CB35175); Model Miniature's  Reference DVD titled "VBCI In Details and action" (MM-DVD004); Panzershop’s  1/35 RM-70/85 Multiple Armored Rocket Launcher (on Tatra 815 Chassis) resin model kit (PS35C163) and 1/35 Barum TAKTIK Tire & Wheel set for ShKH.77 DANA SPG (PS35A339) for Hobbyboss kit; Real Model’s 1/35 Maxx Pro Wheel Set (RM35273); and Trumpeter’s 1/35 Russian GAZ-66  Light Military Truck model kit (1016). 

May 13th Hubert Lopez of France has notified us of his very nice armored car modeling site Earlywarwheels.  We've put up a connection to that website on our "links" page as well as to his model club, Association de Maquettes du Montpelliérain (AMM).  Check them out!
May 11th   WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine has released their June issue and us "wheelies" again have a lot of articles to interest us this time around.  WFV-related articles include "Australia's Trackless Tank" (featuring the Hornet Model B) by Michael Cecil, "EUFOR in Chad (Part 2)"  by Colin Stone, "Force 2020" (heavy coverage of current UK WFV's) by Geoff Fletcher, "Getting the Goat" (covering the M561 Gama Goat) by Editor Ian Young, "Surplus to Requirement" (the future of US and UK MRAP's) by Shaun Connors, and finally "Thales Hawkei" by Gordon Arthur.
May 8th Good friend of WW, Erik Hendriks, has sent us some photos of a Belgian Dingo 2 All-Protected Command Post.
May 4th Here are more hobby modeling products that have been announced including Black Dog's 1/35 British Para Jeep "Before Drop" Accessory Set (T35110) and British Para Jeep "After Drop" Accessory set (T35111) both for the Bronco Models? kit and Panzer Art's 1/35 Humber Mk IV Armored Car (Firestone) Wheels (RE35-263), Humber Mk IV Armored Care (Dunlop) Wheels (RE35-264) and Schwimmwagen Offroad Wheels (RE35-266).
May 2nd AMPS Chicagoland member Joel Gewirtz has sent us some additional photos of a 2-door "soft top" M998 HMMWV Cargo/Troop Carrier.
April 29th Dave Williams, Editor/Owner of Dave's Tank Workshop Website, has sent us photos of his 1/35 Italeri Staghound Mark 1 model kit.
April 26th Martyn Smith has sent over another one of his in-box model reviews.  This one covering the 1/35 IBG Panzerspahwagen Marmon-Herrington (e).  AKA: German captured M-H Mark 2.
April 24th We have more UK Ministry of Defence photos for your viewing pleasure.  Today's installment includes photos of the Husky TSV and Panther MLV.
April 22nd A couple more hobby modeling products have been announced by Fine Molds' . They are the 1/35 JGSDF HMV -Canvas Top (FM-42) and 1/35 JGSDF HMV with Gun & 2 Figures (FM-41) model kits.
April 21st Fresh on the heels of the line drawings he provided, we'd like to present Martyn's review of the 1/35 Miniart AEC Mark 1 Armored Car model kit.
April 20th Martyn Smith has sent us some line drawings of the AEC Mark 1 Armored Car.
April 17th Dave Haugh has provided photos of the very earliest Minerva Armored Cars for posting.
April 15th There's been a very interesting hobby model product announced by Hobbyboss/Trumpeter: a 1/35 BA-10 Armored Car model kit.
April 11th We've added a new vehicle index covering the Rolls-Royce 1924 Pattern Armored Car.
April 10th Taking a slight break from the older vehicles, we've posted photos of the Buffalo MPCV and Coyote TSV-Light, courtesy of the British Ministry of Defence.
April 9th

Today we've added a vehicle index for the WW 1-era Belgian Minerva Armored Car.

April 8th

  WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine have already released their May issue. Although it has tons of wheeled fighting vehicle photos, there's no articles specifically dedicated to the 'wheelies'.  With that being said, the article titled "EUFOR in Chad (Part 1)"  by Colin Stone is the highlight of the issue to me as it contains photos of a Belgian IVECO LMV, Irish Piranha 3 APC & Special Forces Ford F-350 Pick Up, Polish KTO Rosomak IFV & Special Forces Land Rover Defender as well as an unidentified Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG truck bristling with weapons.  We need to find out more about that vehicle... 

April 6th

Keeping with our latest early vehicle theme, we've added photos and updated the index for the Rolls-Royce 1920 Pattern Mark 1/1A Armored Car.

April 4th

We've got a new vehicle index up of the WW 1-era Canadian Armoured Autocar.

And, one hobby modeling product has been announced: Voyager's 1/35 Italian Puma 6x6 Armoured Vehicle Detail Set (PE35625) for the Trumpeter kit.

April 3rd WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their lastest product announcement newsletter that shows two new WFV-related products.  Their newest products are a 1/35 Mercedes-Benz L1500 Truck Workable Suspension Set (VMD35019) for the ICM model (adaptable for the Miniart kit) and a 1/35 Post-War Hardtop Jeep Wrecker Conversion set (VCT35000) for the Tamiya Kit.  Check out their April 2014 Newsletter for photos and more information.
April 1st

Today we have more hobby modeling product announcements including Model Miniatures'  1/72 resin VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Model kit - 16ème Bataillon de chasseurs  (MM-R139); Quick Wheel's 1/35 Kubelwagen Wheels & Spare: Off-Road Tread Pattern 1 (QWX-034), 1/35 Kubelwagen Wheels & Spare: Off-Road Tread Pattern 2 (QWX-036), 1/35 Schwimmwagen Wheels & Spare: Off-Road Tread Pattern 1 (QWX-035) & 1/35 Schwimmwagen Wheels & Spare: Off-Road Tread Pattern 2 (QWX-037); and Real Model's 1/35 Buffalo MPCV Wheel Set-XZL Bulged (RMA35248), 1/35 Dingo 2 GEA2 Wheel Set (RMA35260), 1/35 VBCI IFV Wheel Set (RMA35266) & 1/35 Fennek LGS Wheel Set (RMA35271).

March 30th

Courtesy of Stelios Markides, we've added photos of a Cypriot EE-3 Jararaca Scout Car.

March 29th

More hobby modeling products have been announced including Hobbyboss' 1/35 Sdkfz 221 Leichte Panzerspahwagen with 2cm s.Pz.B.41 Model Kit (83813), 1/35 Sdkfz 222 Panzerspahwagen (1st Series) model kit (83815), SKP Models' 1/35 BM-21 GRAD MLRS lense/light set (SKP217) for the Trumpeter kit, and speaking of Trumpeter, a 1/35 BTR-4 APC Model kit.

March 24th

Dave Blankenship is back with photos of his 1/35 Dragon Models Kubelwagen Type 82 kit.

March 23rd

Stepping away from the early vehicles, we've gotten more modern with the addition of the EE-3 Jararaca Scout Car.

March 22nd

Dave has provided more photos of the Davidson-Cadillac 1915 Armored Car; doubling what we already had of this nifty early US vehicle.

March 21st

Additional hobby modeling products have been announced.  They include Hauler's 1/48 BA-64B Detail Set (HLX48343) for the Tamiya model kit; IBG Models 1/35 Einheitsdiesel Truck with mounted 3.7cm Breda Gun Model kit (35005); Meng Model's 1/35 Pickup w/ZPU-2 Twin 14.5mm Cannon Model Kit (VS-005) and Star Decals' 1/35 "Battle for Berlin '45 #1: The End of 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division Nordland" (35-981), which contains decals for the Kubelwagen & Sdkfz 223 Funkwagen.

March 20th

A very relevant addition today in the form of the Simms Motor War Car index This vehicle is considered to be the first "true" Armored Car ever built.

March 18th

We're swinging way back to the early vehicles again with the posting of the Simms Motor Scout Index.

March 17th

Today we have added additional photos and a sales brochure to the LAV-Recovery Vehicle index.

March 16th

While on the subject of early vehicles, we've updated information and added a couple more photos to the Austro-Daimler Model 1904/1905 armored car index.

March 15th

In conjuction with Retrokit's newest release, we've added a vehicle index for the Charron, Girardot et Voigt Model 1906 Armored Car.

March 14th

  WW sponsor Retrokit has released a new 1/72 kit of the Automobile de Guerre CGV (R72069).  This kit represents the Charron, Girardot et Voigt Model 1906 Armored Car.

March 13th

  WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine have released their April issue and although it doesn't contain any articles dedicated to armored cars or wheeled fighting vehicles, it does have a generous number that may interest wheeled vehicle enthusiats.  The articles include "Chelyabinsk Chariot" (covering the Ural 4320 truck series) by Shaun Connors, "Deliberate Dunking" (spotlighting Australian deep fording vehicle equipment) by Michael Cecil, "Monty's Humber" (showing the Field Marshall's Humber Super Snipe Staff Car) by Ian Young, and "Queens of the Desert" (featuring Israeli OPFOR modified HMMWV's) by Ofer Zidon & Nissim Tzukduian.

March 12th A couple new WFV-related hobby modeling products have been announced by Black Dog.  They are a 1/35 AEC Mark 2 Armored Car Accessory Set (T35108) and 1/35 British SAS Chevrolet (North Africa 1942) Accessory Set No. 2 (T35109).
March 11th We've done a major update to our Piranha 2 Vehicle index; while at the same time updating our Piranha 1 index a bit as well.
March 3rd Dave Haugh has added a couple more "in action" photos of the M274 "Mule" and M274 with 106mm recoilless rifle.
March 2nd New WW contributor Milan Mynar has sent us photos of his 1/35 IBG Marmon-Herrington Mark 1 Recon Car model kit.
March 1st Dave Blankenship is back with photos of his 1/35 Historic Plastic Models (HiPM) Sdkfz 231 (6 Rad) Panzerspahwagen model kit.
February 25th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their first 2014 announcement of more upcoming WFV related products.  They have a bunch of new 1/35 wheel-chain sets including US 3/4 ton 4x4 Truck Tire Chain Set (AVM35016), M8/M20 Armored Car Tire Chain Set (AVM35018), 7.50-20 Double Tire Chain Set (AVM35030) and 7.50-20 (Single) Tire Chain Set (AVM35038): both sets for Trucks CCKW, US-6, etc. 

In addition, they have a new type of product they're offering: a 1/35 WWII Military Jeep Hardtop (AVC35000) and WWII Military Jeep Half- Hardtop (AVC35001), both for the Tamiya model kit. Check out their February 2014 Newsletter for photos and more information.
February 23rd Dave has sent us more photos and a company sales brochure of the US LAV-Mortar Carrier (LAV-M).
February 22nd

  WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine have also released their March issue. It contains the article"Land Rover Sabre"  by James Taylor, which looks at the Series III based South African special forces vehicle.

February 20th

  WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine has released their March issue and it contains the WFV-related article titled "Armoured and Dangerous" (modeling the 1/35 Dragon Armoured Jeep) by Paul Cawte.

February 18th

Dave Blankenship is back with more model photos; this time of his 1/35 AFV Club Dodge WC-51 3/4 Ton Weapons Carrier.

February 17th

Additional hobby modeling product news has come from Lead Warrior.  They've announced a 1/35 Kubelwagen Type 239 "Holzgas" (Gas-Generator) Conversion (LW35204) and Kubelwagen Type 239/LKW Cargo Variant "Holzgas" (Gas-Generator) Conversion (LW35205); both for the Tamiya kit.

February 16th

Toro Models has announced three (3) decal sets relevant to armor car modeling including 1/35 "152mm ShKH 'DANA' -Polish Task Force in Afghanistan 2013" (35D25), 1/48 "Captured & Non-Standard Vehicles in Polish Service" (AB41, M8 Greyhound, Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen) (48D15) and 1/48 "Willys Jeep in Polish Service" (48D16).

February 11th

More hobby modeling products have been announced including Model Miniatures' 1/72 AMX-10 "Separ"  (Afghanistan & Mali) Recon Vehicle Model Kit- with figure (MM-R132), 1/72 VAB Wheels (Set 1) (MM-R135), 1/72 VAB Wheels (Set 2) (MM-R136), 1/35 VBCI Wheel Set (MM-R133) and 1/35 VAB Wheel Set (MM-R134): all for the applicable Heller model kits; and Tank Mania's resin 1/35 Soviet SS-21 Scarab (OTR-21 Tochka) Mobile Missile Launch System Model kit (35-006).

February 9th

Two new wheeled fighting vehicle/armored car publications have been announced. The first is by Service Publications and titled "The Fox Armoured Car in Canadian Service" (WOW041); authored by Roger Lucy.  The second is by Wings and Wheels Publications (WWP) and is titled "Up-Armoured Landies In Detail" (G038). 

February 8th

Our final vehicle index of the Canadian AVGP series has gone up with the Husky 6x6 Armored Recovery Vehicle.

February 4th

We have some model photos from new WW contributor Dave Blankenship.  He's submitted pics of his 1/35 Zvezda BA-10 Armored Car model.

February 3rd

Today we've added a hyperlink to our "links" page for Andy's French Military Jeep Site.  The site covers WWII era vehicles as well as the M201 Hotchkiss Jeep and the Delahaye VLRD.

February 2nd

Dave has provided some additional unique Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) photos including pics of the early US Army XM-1047s and some of a couple "uparmed" versions.

February 1st

Once again, a VERY large number of hobby modeling products have been announced.  They include Best Value Models' 1/35 M201 Hotchkiss Jeep with MILAN ATGM (BVM35106), M201 Hotchkiss Jeep: Mitrailleuse/Algeria 1960 (BVM35101), and M201 Hotchkiss Jeep with Radio: Squad leader/Recce brigade - 1960-70 (BVM35102) model kits; Egys' 1/35 Centauro Early Series IBIS Mission Conversion (PE35008), Centauro IFOR Conversion (PE35009), Centauro ROMOR IBIS Mission Detail Set A (PE35010A), Centauro ROMOR IBIS Mission Detail Set B (PE35010B) and Centauro ROMOR IBIS Mission Detail Set C (PE35010C) all for the Trumpeter kits; Mec Models' 1/35 "M113 APC No.4" Decal Sheet (DE-AP04) (includes markings for M54 Gun Truck "The Lifer" with M113 APC Hull); Model Maker Poland's 1/35 "Polish Trucks & Armoured Cars: 1920-1939" Decal Sheet (D35016) (WZ 34 Armored Car covered) and Star Decals (ex-Bison Decals) 1/35 "Balkan Peacekeepers #1" Decal Sheet (35-987) (covering Ukrainian BTR-70's), "Balkan Peacekeepers #2" Decal Sheet (35-986) (covering Russian BTR-80's), "South Ossetia War 2008 #1" Decal Sheet (35-985) (Russian BTR-70M Covered) and "Congo Crisis #1" Decal Sheet (35-984) (covering Swedish UN M8 Armored Cars & M3A1 Scout Cars).

January 30th We've added another vehicle index today for the Canadian AVGP Grizzly 6x6 APC.
January 29th Today, we have the last of Don Allen's Cougar FSV photos in the form of interior detail pics.
January 28th As promised, we have more pics from Don Allen.  These being exterior detail photos of the Cougar FSV.
January 27th Starting with today, we'll be slowly adding a boatload of photos of the Canadian AVGP Cougar 6x6 Fire Support Vehicle courtesy of Don Allen.
January 26th A couple more hobby modeling products have been announced including RB Models' 1/35 7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 Rifled Gun Barrel (35B130) for SdKfz 233 & SdKfz 234/3 model kits and Tommy's War  resin 1/32-54mm Thornycroft J Lorry with 13 pdr Anti-Aircraft Gun model kit (TW54E05).
January 23rd Dave came up with some interesting photos of the US Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) with a 90mm MECAR gun mounted.
January 21st Finally, we've been able to put up an index for one of our favorite vehicles: the Australian SASR "Perentie" 6x6 Long Range Patrol Vehicle.

Also, there have been two interesting hobby modeling products announced including Miniart's 1/35 GAZ-AAA Truck model kit with Quad M-4 Maxim Machine Gun Mount (35177) and Resicast's 1/35 Ford Model T Ambulance-1917 retooled model kit (351118).
January 20th Today we have a number of additions to our Cougar 6x6 Fire Support Vehicle index.
January 16th

  WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine had a quick print turnaround this month and have released their February issue already.  As usual, it contains a number of wheeled vehicle related articles including "Into the Archives" (covering Saladin Armored Cars & Saracen APC's in Malaysia) by James Payne, "Military Roverphile" (looking at military Range Rovers) by James Taylor, "Robot Wars" (featuring the Victorian-era Fahrbade Panzerlafette mobile pillbox) by Jim Grant and "Timoney" (highlighting the Irish Armored Car Family) by Colin Stone.

January 15th Brent Sauer, Editor of the HMMWV In Scale website has sent us some photos of the M1200 Armored Knight ASV.  Also, hobby model products have been announced by PART.  They are a 1/35 Marmon-Herrington Mark 1 Detail Set (P35261) and Marmon-Herrington Mark 1 Fenders (P35262) both the IBG Models kit.
January 14th

  WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine has released their February 2014 issue already and there's a couple WFV-related articles in it.  The first is titled "The Steel Horse" (modeling the 1/72 Millicast Lanchester Mark II armored car) by Mike Grant and "Montgomery's Motor" (modeling the 1/32 Airfix "Monty's Humber" model kit) by Dave Fisher.

January 13th We've posted company sales brochures for the M1240 M-ATV, RG-32M Mine Protected Scout Vehicle and RG-35 Mine Protected Vehicle.
January 12th There's only a small update today which consists of hobby modeling products announced by Kit Form Services.  Their upcoming products are a 1/24 120mm L6 WOMBAT Anti Tank Gun (with Airportable Land Rover mount) (TQ-210) and 1/24 M40A1 106mm Recoilless Rifle (with FV1801 Champ mount) (TQ-211); both useable with the applicable KFS model kits.
January 11th Today we present the last of the LAV's (for now).  We've added a vehicle index for the LAV-L Logistics Vehicle.
January 10th We're back to the US LAV's with an index of the LAV-R Recovery Vehicle.
January 9th A lot more hobby modeling products have been announced recently.  They include the Legend's Productions' 1/35 Sdkfz. 222 Stowage Set (LF1274), M8 Greyhound Stowage Set (LF1275), M151A1 Mutt Detail Set (LF1277) for both the Academy and Tamiya Kits, RG-31 Detail Set (LF1278) and RG-31 SPARK Mine Roller (LF1279), both for the Kinetic Models'  RG-31 Mark 3 model ; Merit Productions (New Company) 1/16 M-ATV MRAP model kit (61604) and 1/16 Maxx Pro MRAP Model kit (61605); Passion Models' 1/35 Kubelwagen Type 82 Detail Set (P35-090) for the Tamiya kit and Trumpeter's 1/35 Canadian Husky 6x6 APC (Improved Version) model kit (01506), BTR-60PA APC model kit (01543) and ASLAV-PC (Phase 3) model kit (05535).
January 8th We have another index for a vehicle in the US Light Armored Vehicle series: the LAV-Mortar Carrier (LAV-M).
January 7th Back to the LAV's.  Today's installment is a vehicle index for the LAV Anti-Tank (LAV-AT) variant.
January 6th

  WW sponsor Military Machines International Magazine has released their January issue and it contains a couple wheeled vehicle related articles including "Bedford's Finest" (featuring the Bedford MW 15cwt truck) by Ian Young and "Virgin Troopers" (covering Irish Ford Mark VI armored cars in the Congo) by Colin Stone.  In addition, there's a few articles spotlighting afv museums around the world including the Tank Museum at Bovington, the Dutch Engineers' Museum and the German Panzermuseum at Munster.

January 5th Yes, we have more US LAV's today.  Our addition is a vehicle index covering the LAV-MEWSS/PIP variant.
January 4th It's LAV-O-RAMA!  Today, we've put up a new vehicle index covering the LAV-C2 Battalion Command and Control Vehicle.
January 3rd We have added more photos of the LAV-25 courtesy fo the US Marine Corps.
January 2nd

Only a small update today consisting of hobby modeling news from Trumpeter: they're releasing a 1/35 SS-23 Spider/OTR-23 Oka Mobile Theatre Ballistic Missile/Launcher Model Kit.

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!  Thanks again for your ongoing support going into our 9th year!

Today, we have a fairly large addition in the form of the US Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Family Index.

Annual "What's New" Archive Listing

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