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2006 Archive of "What's New" Items

Items appearing in the "What's New" section during the calendar year 2006 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 13, 2006 I've added my in-box review of the 1/35 Dragon Sdkfz 234/2 Puma.
November 25, 2006 Courtesy of Ray Grienke, I've added 17 photos of the XM-808 Twister located at the Detroit Arsenal.

Also, I've added another hyperlink to the "links" section.  The hyperlink is to a very neat site about the Long Range Desert Group.

November 19, 2006 I've added two more hyperlinks to the WW "links" section.  One hyperlink is to the SA Bushwar Site (specializing in the South African Bushwars) and the other is to Reviresco, a small scale model manufacturer.
November 14, 2006 First, I've added a hyperlink to Vinnie Branigan's Armorama Review of the Cyberhobby/Dragon Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Update set.

Also, more good news for us "wheelies"; more armored car model kits are coming out.  Per PMMS, Bronco Models is reportedly coming out with a Humber Scout car and a Staghound (which variant, who knows?).  Images of the Humber Scout are here.

October 29, 2006 A lot of modeling news has come out the past couple weeks and it is VERY good news indeed for us armored car/WFV modelers.  Courtesy of Armorama, these new kits include a 1/35 M1126 Stryker ICV by AFV Club, another 1/35 Stryker ICV by Dragon, MIG Productions Resin 1/35 Hi-Lux Modern Pick-Up "Technical" Model Kit (Dushka Version) Plus Models 1/35 Conversion to make George Patton's Command Jeep, and a new tool resin 1/35 Humber Mark I Armored Car kit by Sovereign 2000 .

Also, I am linking to Henk Meerdink's article on building the new Dragon Sdkfz 234/2 Puma via Armorama.

October 3, 2006 Dave Haugh has provided more excellent photos of late model Brazilian EE-9 Cascavel Armored Cars on Exercise in Uruguay. 

Please Note: This info has been corrected on October 4th.  It originally stated that the EE-9's were Uruguayan, but I've been notified that the vehicles belonged to the Brazilian Military on exercise in Uruguay.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

I've also added links to some armored car models located at Delbert's Scale Modeling Stash of Stuff.  You can find the appropriate armored cars at Delbert's index too.

October 1, 2006 With more modeling product reviews becoming available directly at WarWheels, I've added another major search option via the Homepage.  You can now search for modeling product reviews directly from it's own section.  Fittingly it is called "Product Reviews".  Check it out.

With that being said, I've added my review of the 1/35 Academy M151A2 TOW Missile Vehicle.

September 30, 2006 More info has now become available about the Dragon 234/2 Puma.  Here is a link to a review of the kit by Vinnie Branigan of Armorama.  I definitely have one pre-ordered!!
September 21, 2006 Holy Guacamole, I hadn't noticed how long it has been since updating the site.  Sorry folks, life has gotten in the way again and prevented me from working on the site as much as I would like.  Hopefully, I can get back to biz.  First up, I've added another hyperlink to the site.  It called Vietnam Guntrucks and if you have any interest in those types of vehicles, check it out.

Second, I'd like to try to catch you all up on new or upcoming modeling products related to armored cars and WFVs. These include a new tool 1/35 Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Armored Car by Dragon and four (4) detail sets by Voyager for the DML 1/35 SdKfz. 234/4 Armored Car (PE35103, PE35116, PE35119 & PE35120)

September 1, 2006 I've finally finished something which I've been working to put up on WarWheels for a fairly long time.  Courtesy of Contributing Editor Dave Haugh, I am happy to make available his edited/annotated "thesis" regarding US Armored Cars of WW II.  The article is called "Design, Development, Engineering and Production Of Armored Cars (1940-1944)". The information was originally presented in a document of the same name by the (US) Office, Chief of Ordnance-Detroit.  Dave has made the article easier for us to understand by including notes and photos of most (if not all) of the armored cars referenced in the report.  Thanks Dave!
August 21, 2006 I've added a hyperlink to Panzermuseum.com.  This site is a private endeavor dedicated to expanding the knowledge of the vehicles and exhibits located at the Panzer Museum at Munster, Germany.
August 17, 2006 I've added some photos of the Kubelwagen courtesy of Mark Austen.  Also, I am happy to say George Moore is back with line drawings of the Guy Mark I/Ia Wheeled Tank.
August 15, 2006 I've added photos of a couple special Jeeps, courtesy of Ian Sadler.  The first batch is of an SAS Jeep and the second batch is of a "Popski's Private Army" Flamethrower Jeep.
August 12, 2006 I've included a page outlining the products of BAX Mod of South Africa.  BAX specializes in South African military vehicles such as the Buffel, Casspir and Ratel.
August 8, 2006 I've added a link to a nice website from my former IPMS/USA chapter, the Chicago (IL) Sprue Stretchers.  Check it out!
August 7, 2006 Well, for those of you who didn't know, the family and I went to the IPMS/USA National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri this week.  Not only did I get to see some awesome models, but the family and I had a nice holiday as well.  For your viewing pleasure, I took a number of photographs.  Check out the 2006 IPMS/USA Convention Photo Index if you would like to see them.  Enjoy!
July 31, 2006 To round out our Marmon-Herrington Data Sheets, Dave Haugh has produced one for the M-H Mark VI.
July 25, 2006 Courtesy of our contributing editor, Dave Haugh, I've posted Data Sheets on the Marmon-Herrington Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, Mark IV and Mark IVF recon vehicles.
July 23, 2006 It's MOWAG mania!  I've added photos and vehicle indices on the MOWAG Piranha I (4x4) APC, the Piranha II (4x4) APC and the SPY (4x4) Recon Vehicle.
July 21, 2006 The irrepressible Peter Brown has provided us with another great reference article titled, "(British) Vehicle Nomenclature - 1946".

Also, I've added a hyperlink to a review on Armorama (by Vinnie Branigan) of the new Cyber-Hobby Sdkfz 234/1 update and conversion set.

July 19, 2006 I've added my review of the new Osprey Publishing book, "Stryker Combat Vehicles".  This review was first published on our partner website, Armorama.
July 14, 2006 I've added my review of Dragon's 1/72 M998 HMMWV Cargo/Transport - Guntruck 1+1 Kit Combo.

I've also added a link to Mike Powell's Easy-1 Productions.  Easy-1 is the source of quality armor reference CD's.  Although most of Mike's inventory is of tracked vehicles, he does have some sets on wheelies.  Check it out.

July 11, 2006 As of today, WarWheels.Net is a proud member of the Kit Maker Network.  With this change, they are also the new host of the WarWheels.Net Forum.  Please access the new forum here.
July 7 2006 Courtesy of "Dus" Adele, I've added an article on a French (in Indochina) GMC CCKW 353 40mm Bofors Guntruck .

Also, I've added hyperlinks to reviews on Armorama (by Vinnie Branigan) of the new Dragon 1/35 Sdkfz 234/1, Sdkfz 234/4 armored cars and of the Cyber-Hobby Sdkfz 234/4 update and conversion set.

July, 5 2006 Lastly, I've added indices for the Marmon-Herrington Mark I Armoured Recon Car as well as the M-H Mark III also.
July 4, 2006 I've added an index for the Marmon-Herrington Mark II Armoured Recon Car.

Also, I've added photos of the Marmon-Herrington Mark IV and Marmon-Herrington Mark VI recon cars, both courtesy of Karl Furrutter of South Africa.  The Type VI is the second prototype with Pounder gun.

July 3, 2006 I've added a vehicle index on the Swedish Pansarbil M/31 (Chevy Chassis) Armored Car.

Also, I've updated my "links" section, including the addition of the Swedish Panzer Museum website.

June 30, 2006 I've added my review of Italeri's new 1/72 M20 Utility Car.
June 28, 2006 Karl Furrutter of South Africa has submitted a brief history of the Marmon-Herrington Armored Car Series.

Also, I've been given permission by John Wilson of Charleston, SC USA to host his aftermarket detail set comparison review for the 1/35 Trumpeter U.S. LAV 25.  John's review was originally posted on the Missing Lynx "Modern" discussion forum.

June 27, 2006 Hello everyone.  I'm back - again.

Our friend Dennis Trowbridge went to Kemble again and took photos of the OT-64C/SKOT 2A APC .

Lastly, I discovered an website with artwork by Hubert Cance of France.  Among other things, he does nice line drawings and prints of some armored cars.  If you're interested in that sort of thing, check his site out here. A nice color drawing of the Daimler Mark I is at the bottom of the page

June 13, 2006 Sticking with the Shorland Armoured Patrol Vehicle Mark 3 theme, I created an index for it.
June 1, 2006 Just after I posted the Dutch Politie Shorland Mark III, I received some updated info and better photo scans from Clive Elliott.  If you want to see the updated page, check it out again here.

Also, Armorama (one of my favorite modeling websites), has a new format and web address.  It is now "officially" called the Kit Maker Network, and Armorama is just one part of the entire modeling network.  Check it out.

May 30, 2006 I've added another hyperlink to WW.  This one is for the IPMS/USA - Silicon Valley (California) Scale Modelers website.
May 28, 2006 I've added vehicle indices of the T11 Armored Car, T11E1 Armored Car and the BAe Wasp Recon Vehicle.  Enjoy.
May27, 2006 I've added model kit plans to a 1/35 Dutch Police Shorland Mark III courtesy of J.G. Adema, via Clive Elliott.

Also, I've added a vehicle index on the Brazilian/Argentine Gaucho Light Strike Vehicle.

May, 25 2006 I'M ALIVE!!!!  Just joking of course, but it probably does seem like I dropped off the end of the planet lately to you all.  I have been so busy with "life" that I just hadn't had time to work on WW.  Hopefully, things have slowed down enough for me to get back to doing this type of fun stuff I enjoy so much.  Now, back to the show...

I've added another photo of the Panhard VBL courtesy of Jacques Dujardin.

Also, I've added Jeff Larkin's review of the resin Retrokit 1/72 Lancia IZm Armored Car.

May 1, 2006 I've finally gotten some time to work on WW today.  I've added a vehicle index of the Irish Leyland A.L.V. (Modified) Armored Car.
April 18, 2006 I've added a vehicle index on the Panhard AML-60 Armored Car.
April 17, 2006 I've added another Data Sheet, this one on the T11E2 Armored Car.

Also, I've added more photos of the Bovington Ferret Instructional Hull/Chassis, the Marmon-Herrington Mark VI and the Thorneycroft Bison Armored Truck.

April 7, 2006 Sorry it's been awhile since any updates have been put up on WW. Right now is a very hectic time for me and my family and unfortunately WW has been a low priority to me.  With that being said, I hope to be able to include updates more often now.

First of all, I am adding another hyperlink for Sargeant At Arms Models.  SAAM is the sole distributor of SP Designs Models of the Ukraine, which specializes in Eastern European Vehicle Kits and Conversions.

Second, courtesy of serial contributor Dennis Trowbridge, I've posted over another two dozen or so photos of the Bovington Panhard EBR 75 FL 10 and the T18E2 Boarhound Armored Cars.

I've also added two more photos of the Baker 4x4 "Jumping Tank".

March 26, 2006 I've added vehicle indices on the Canadian Bison APC and LAV III.
March 21, 2006 I've added a vehicle index on the American T9 Armored Car, complete with Data Sheet.
March 18, 2006 Well, I am back to myself!  I was very sick this past week with the flu and was unable to do much of anything, let alone maintain and update WW.  Sorry for that little inconvenience and thanks for your patience. 

My first addition since last week is a page of photos of the 1/35 Electric Products EE-9 Cascavel 4/5/6/7 Model kit contents.  Thanks to Pierre Delattre for allowing me post his photos from Missing-Lynx.

March 12, 2006 I've added indices for the EE-9 Cascavel 3 and the EE-9 Cascavel 4 Armored Cars.

Also, I've added more pics of the M38 Armored Car and the White 1917 (4x2) Armored Car.

March 11, 2006 I've added more LAV-M Photos courtesy of Steve.  Also, he redid a few of the photos previously posted and provided better renditions of them,   See the link below to access the new and improved LAV-M info.
March 9, 2006 I've added what I hope to be one in a nice series of indices on the LAV series of vehicles.  The first one is of a Saudi National Guard LAV-M Mortar Carrier.  Thanks to Steve Hearn for these rare photos.
March 7, 2006 I am proud to announce a new type of resource we've added to WarWheels.  They are called "Data Sheets" and have been created by Dave Haugh. 

As you've probably noticed, we've only given basic and rudimentary info about each vehicle in the "Statistics" section of it's vehicle index.  Well, from this date forward (when possible) we are going to include more detailed information about the vehicles.  This detailed info will be located on Data Sheets.  If a data sheet is available for a vehicle, a hyperlink to a PDF document will be in the "Statistics" section.  The first two data sheets we've added to WW are about the M38 Wolfhound Armored Car and the White 1917 (4x2) Armored Car.

March 5, 2006 I've added more photos of the XM-808 Twister and the M8 Greyhound courtesy of Dave Haugh.

Also, speaking of Dave, if you have spent any time here browsing WW, you probably have noticed that Dave has provided a very large portion of the material I have for display. Also, you might be aware that his Armored Car Journal was the inspiration of WW as well.  With that being said, I am very proud to announce Dave has "officially" become a WW team member.  "Unofficially", he has always been a team player with WW.  Anyway, Dave is now officially Contributing Editor of WW.  You can contact him via contenteditor@warwheels.net .  Thanks Dave!

March 3, 2006 I've added another vehicle index.  The newest addition is of the Panhard EBR FL 11 Armored Car.
March 2, 2006 I've added some nice photos of the Panhard EBR FL 10, Saracen APC and the Ferret Mark II courtesy of Jacques Dujardin.
February 28, 2006 I've added 3 more indices with photos courtesy of WW contributor extraordinaire, Dennis Trowbridge.  The vehicles covered are the Crossley Mark I Armored Car, the Peerless 1919 Armored Car and the Rolls-Royce 1920 Mark I Armored Car.
February 26, 2006 I've added two more indices on the Lancia IZM (Model 1928) and the Lancia IZM (Model 1935).

Also, I have some excellent news, TanxHeaven, is Back!

Robert Langham has updated and moved his website on the Morris Light Recce Car.  Check it out.

I've also added another hyperlink to a very nice site covering modern vehicles, including an impressive array of wheeled vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The site is called Howitzer.DK and was created by Bjoern Clausen.  Also check this one out.

February 24, 2006 To complement yesterday's addition, I've added a vehicle index on the Lancia IZM (Model 1918) Armored Car.
February 23, 2006 I've made some changes and added photos to the Lancia IZ (Model 1916) vehicle index.
February 20, 2006 I've added a vehicle index on the Brazilian Cascavel 2 CRR.

Also, I've added more WD numbers of some Humber Mark II/III Scout cars to our "British Armoured Car WD/Name Listing" courtesy of our initial compiling contributor, Kevin Tucker.

February 13, 2006 Although this product has been out for a few weeks, I have never mentioned it before.  So, without further ado, I am including a link to Accurate Armour's 1/35 Land Rover "Wolf" XD WMIK with Milan ATGW system.
February 9, 2006 With much excitement, I am including a link to pages outlining Dragon's (new tool) Sdkfz 234/4 Armored Car.  I can't WAIT for this one to come out!

I've added and changed some info related to the Panhard EBR FL10 Type 1954 Armored Car, courtesy of Jacques Dujardin.  Not only was Jacques a former EBR Armored Car Instructor but he has his own website dedicated to Dinky Toys.

Also, I continue to add and update current vehicle indices.

February 7, 2006 I've added the Humber Mark III LRC Index.
February 5, 2006 I've added vehicle indices for the Humber Mark I LRC and the Humber Mark II LRC.

Also, I've included hyperlinks to IPMS/Deutschland's (Germany) website to a listing of new kit releases and photos from the 2006 Nuremberg Toy Show.  Some of the WFV's to be released are the new tool 1/35 Dragon Sdkfz 234/2 Puma and Sdkfz 234/4, Dragon 1/72 HMMWV Guntruck, 1/16 Eduard Schwimmwagen, 1/35 Italeri AB-43 Armored Car and Camionetta AS42 Sahariana, 1/72 Italeri M20 and Sdkfz 234/3 armored cars and a 1/35 Zvezda BA-3 Armored Car.

Lastly, I continue to update vehicle indices with more info, photos and hyperlinks.  Check out your favorite.

January 31, 2006 I've added another index on the Brazilian Cascavel series of Armored Cars.  This time, I have info covering the EE-9 Cascavel 1.

Also, I continue to make some behind-the-scenes modifications to update a number of other vehicle indices.

January 28, 2006 I am again working behind the scenes to update the vehicle indices with new info and hyperlinks.  Check out your favorite vehicle to see if anything has been added.
January 26, 2006 I've added a vehicle index for the Ford/AAI Armored Recon Scout Vehicle.
January 24, 2006 I've added a link to a review of the 1/72 RPM Staghound I (72308) by Glen Porter at Missing-Lynx.

Also, I've added hyperlinks to two more great modeling websites in our "Links" section.  They are to The Armoured Acorn - The Canadian Armour Website and WW2 Model Maker. Enjoy.

January 23, 2006 I've added some interesting pictures of the Baker 4x4 and Baker 8x8 Jumping Tanks courtesy of John Gurzik.
January 22, 2006 I've added another picture of the XM-800W armored scout vehicle, thanks to Dave Haugh.

Lastly, since the start of WarWheels.Net, I have had numerous requests from visitors regarding the availability of scale line drawings of certain WFV's.  In fact, I had another one today.  Each time my immediate thought is to refer them to George Bradford's AFV News website where he has excellent line of scale drawings available for sale at VERY reasonable prices.  Since this subject has come up a number of times and it is apparent to me that not all modelers or vehicle enthusiasts know of this reference option, I feel that it may be a good idea to put out the word a bit on these wonderful drawings.  Mr. Bradford has 1/48 scale drawings and 1/35 scale drawings available. 

Please note: I have no business relationship in any way with Mr. Bradford.  I am just a very satisfied customer of his and I really feel that these are one of the "best values" in modeling references available.

January 21, 2006 I've added pictures from another one of contributors who is also a vehicle collector.  Dave Chaney of Portland Oregon has sent us some pics or his Commando Scout, V-100 Ferret Mark 2/3.
January 20, 2006 I have some wonderful photographs from the 1980's of British WFV's I've added, courtesy of "Murdo" of Scotland. 

I've also added a vehicle index on the MB-1 Cascavel-37 CRR (EE-9 Prototype) and a photo of a Brazilian M8 Greyhound with Mercedes-Benz Diesel Engine, both courtesy of Dave Haugh.

Also, I've added a link to a review by Terry Ashley of PMMS of the 1/35 IMA Beaverette III

I've discovered yet another manufacturer of what appears to be very nice models of wheeled fighting vehicles.  They are called Retrokit and specialize in 1/72 resin kits and accessories.  They are based in the UK and have some very interesting vehicles available including a 1/72 Lancia IZm Armored Car and a 1/72 model of Leonardo Da Vinci's theoretical 'Tortoise' Tank.  Also, 1/72 1/72 Soviet FAI and FAI-M Armored Cars are future releases as well.

January 19, 2005 I've cleaned up my "Links" section by updating some URL's and removed sites that no longer appeared to be in operation.  At the same time added a link to the IPMS/UK .

Also, I've cleaned up a few model sections by adding new modeling products.  Check out your favorite vehicle to see if anything has been added.

January 17, 2006 As you can see, I haven't really done much with WW lately.  As things happen sometimes, regular life gets in the way of the hobby.  I have some more stuff I need to post and I hope to do that shortly.  I thought I'd just stick my head up and show everyone I'm still of this Earth.

A review of the new 1/35 Eduard Detail Set for the Italeri AB-41 armored car is available by Frank DeSisto via Missing-Lynx.

January 6, 2006 Courtesy of Steve Conran, I've included photos of an Irish Army Panhard AML-90 Armored Car taken at a 2005 "Shoot".  That little vehicle sure makes a big mess when it fires and also I'd assume a HUGE "boom".
January 2, 2006 I've added an index on the M8 Brasileiro 4x4 CRR courtesy of David Haugh.
January 1, 2006 I would like to wish you and your families a happy and prosperous New Year for 2006!

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