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2007 Archive of "What's New" Items

Items appearing in the "What's New" section during the calendar year 2007 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 31, 2007 For the last entry of 2007, I've added an updated WOW entry for France and a new entry for Russia/USSR.  On that note, we wish you and your family a safe and prosperous 2008!!
December 29th I've added a vehicle index and photos of the US Military's new International MaxxPro Category 1 MRAP Vehicle courtesy of SSGT Mike Belue.

Also, I've posted an Dave Haugh's updated entry for the World of Wheelies listing on Hungary.

Finally, I've posted a link to the Armoured Car section of the excellent Canadian Soldiers.Com website.

December 23rd I've added two hyperlinks to the WW "links" section.  The first one is a returnee: MAFVA - The Miniature AFV Association (they had changed URL's) and Ferret-AFV.ORG (for all things related to the Ferret Scout Car).

Also, Blast Models have announced two more 1/35 Armored Car accessory sets: 1) BL35123K for the Humber Scout Car Mk I and 2) BL35124K for the Staghound I.

December 22nd Hey wait. Did I hear someone asking for another Archer Fine Transfers review?  Well, no... but see my review of their 1/35 Pin Up Poster Set anyway.
December 20th Still another review of an Archer Fine Transfer product is available.  This one comes from Dick Montgomery and he reviews the Fabric Weave Texture Set - Surface Details #10

Also, another model addition courtesy of Steve Allen; the 1/35 Accurate Armour AEC Armored Car Mark III Armored Car.

Finally, yet even more hobby products have been announced for the 1/35 AFV Club M1126 Stryker kitGriffon Models has gotten in the game and is releasing the following 3 sets: M1126 Stryker ICV Detail set #L35012(including a metal Mk 19 grenade launcher barrel ) Slat Armor set #L35013 (including blast shields and engine exhaust deflector) and Storage Basket Set #L35014.

December 18th Today, I've made available my decal review of Archer's "Weathered Wood Grain Texture - Surface Details #11"
December 17th Another Archer Fine Transfer decal review is up today.  This time John Ratzenberger reviews the set Wood Grain Texture - Surface Details #12

Also, another book is out about the Staghound as well.  The book is called "The Staghound in Canadian Service" (WOW018) and is authored by Roger Lucy and published by Service Publications.

December 16th Steve Allen reviews the Archer Fine Transfer 1/35 product "Women at War Propaganda Posters".

Also, Bison Decals has come out with a bunch of new decals suitable for wheelies including the sets "Staghound Armor Car 35063", "Humber Scout Car: 35064"; "New Zealand Armour in Europe and Africa: 35058" (Marmon Herrington Mk II & M3A1 "White" Scout Car"); and "New Zealand Armour in Italy: 35060" (Staghound I ,Dingo Scout Car, Humber Scout Car, M3A1 "White" Scout Car).

December 14, 2007 Courtesy of Clive Elliott, we have more photos of the ugly (but one of my favorites) FV 1620 Hornet/Malkara Anti-Tank Vehicle.
December 13th MIG Productions has just announced they are coming out with two more wheeled model kits:

  1/48 WC51 3/4 Dodge Weapons Carrier (MP48-065)

  1/35 Modern Hi Lux Pick-Up with Hard Top: TV-Press Version (MP35-205)

Finally, Rossagraph Books of Poland is releasing "Staghound (Model Detail Photo Monograph #29)".

December 11th My review of Mushroom Model Publications' book (by Dick Taylor) "ISAF Vehicles In Afghanistan: 2007 (Kabul & Kandahar Areas)" is up.

Also, Hussar Productions have announced replacement wheel sets for the 1/35 Staghound (HSR35060) and 1/35 BTR-152/Zil-157 (HSR35152) model Kits.

Finally, Voyager Models has 3 more aftermarket PE sets for the 1/35 AFV Club M1126 Stryker.  These are the Slat Armor Set (PEA100), Spaced Armor Set (PEA 116) and M1126 Stryker Detail Sets w/ Slat Armor Set (PE35200).  The last set contains the first two detail sets mentioned here and their suspension cover set.

December 9th A vehicle index for the Volkswagen Type 181 Utility Vehicle is up for your viewing pleasure.
December 6th Steve Allen has provided more photos of his armored car model kits including the 1/35 Accurate Armour Humber Mk II Armored Car and the 1/35 Sovereign 2000 Daimler Mark I Armored Car.

Also, SKP Model has announced an exterior detail set (SKP 018) for their 1/35 Humber Scout Car model kit.  The detail set includes both resin and photo-etch brass pieces depicting a set of twin Vickers "K" machine guns, fenders and crew access hatches.

Finally, I've put up a hyperlink to Cromwell Models of Scotland.  Cromwell is the manufacturer of resin model kits and accessories (as well as some built models) in 1/35, 1/72, and 1/76 scales as well as having a couple 120mm vehicle kits.

December 4th Today, I've put up two Czech Republic 4x4 vehicle indices: the SVOS LRD ARM 2 APC and the SVOS LRD ARM 3 Recon Vehicle.
December 3rd Accurate Armour has announced a few more new WFV products including a 1/35 Staghound .50 cal Anti-Aircraft Conversion set (C089) for the Bronco Models Staghound I, and also a Staghound stowage set (A117) that should fit all 1/35 Staghound kits out there. 

They've also made announcement that they have now included decal sets for all 10 versions of their 1/35 Ferret Scout Car and CVR(W) Fox and Vixen model kits.

Also, Real Models is at it again with their Stryker sets.  They've announced two M1127 Stryker Recon Vehicle conversions for the AFV Club M1126 ICV's.  The first is a "basic" conversion set (RM35122) and the second is an "upgraded" set (RM35122) which includes (3) Eduard PE sets, including the Slat Armor Set.

Finally, JP Hobby has announced two 1/35 conversion sets that have the Quad 0.50 cal Maxon Turret involved.  The first is the Quad .50 cal Turret for the 1/35 Tamiya GMC 353 "deuce and half" truck (JP35020) and the second one is a quad .50 cal turret for the 1/35 Tamiya M8 Greyhound Armored Car kit (JP35021).

December 2nd Yesterday at our AMPS-Chicagoland chapter meeting, Chuck Aleshire had his beautiful 1/35 Tamiya M8 Greyhound Armored Car there for us to see up close and personal.
December 1st More vehicle indices are up to courtesy of Dave Haugh.  Today, we have the Serbian TAM 110 Ris/Lynx 4x4 APC and the Israeli Tomcar Armadillo Recon Vehicle.

Also, I've added a link to Track 48: A website for 1/48 scale armor and military modelling enthusiasts.

November 30th Irish Correspondent Roy Kinsella is back with more model photos including those of his extensive 1/35 HMMWV Model Collection and of his very nicely done 1/35 Tamiya JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).
November 29th I've finished my first look review of Retrokit's 1/72 AM White Armored Car.
November 27th Since I am a member of both the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) and of the AMPS - Chicagoland Chapter, I'd like to help support AMPS as best I can.  Therefore, I've put up hyperlinks to all of the other AMPS Chapters (which have websites).  Check them out in the WW Links section.
November 25th Great news!! Jim Starkweather, main guru of Armorama, has kindly moved over the WarWheels.Net forum over to the Armorama main forum index under the "hosted forums" section.  Check it out at HERE.  Hopefully, that will increase the traffic of the WW forum.  Thanks again Jim!!

More model news; Best Value Models (subsidiary of ADV/Azimut) is coming out with two 1/35 releases: a T17E3 Staghound III (BVM35058) which uses the Bronco Model Kit and a Studebaker BM-13 Katyushka Rocket Launcher (BVM35057) which uses the ICM truck kit.

November 24th

I just received a new kit from WW sponsor Retrokit:  Their 1/72 AM White (Model 1918) Armored Car (72030).  A review will be done shortly.  In the meantime, you can take a look at the WW vehicle index of the AM White.

Also, Voyager is coming out with a PE detail set for the 1/35 AFV Club M1130 Stryker CV.  It is supposedly a detail set for a USMC vehicle and the product number is 35188.

November 23rd Today, I'd like to present my son, David's first completed Armored Car model.  Here are photos of his 1/35 Tamiya Dingo Scout Car.

Also, Dave Haugh is back with another World of Wheelies country listing; this one Kazakhstan.

November 20th Irish Correspondent Roy Kinsella is back with some model pics of his 1/35 Nimex Irish URO Vamtac and 1/35 Heller FFL VAB 4x4 APC.

Lastly, PLUS Model is coming out with a 1/35 Stoewer Kfz. 4 Light AA car kit (280).

November 18th Sean Lynch, has provided more photos up of the M8 greyhound.  These were taken at a local expressway/highway dedication here in Illinois, USA.

Also, Humber expert Clive Elliott is back from oblivion and has provided us with some great photos of his FV 1609 Prototype "PIG".

Lastly, Tamiya has announced their release of a 1/48 M20 Utility Car (32556), not surprising after the release of their nice little 1/48 M8 Greyhound.

November 13th Courtesy of fellow AMPS-Chicagoland chapter member Sean Lynch, I've put up some more photos up of the M8 greyhound and M20 Utility Car.  Also, I've put up some photos taken by Sean and myself of a 1/35 Daimler Dingo/M31 ARV diorama we saw at the 2007 IPMS/USA Butch O'Hare (IL) Model Show.  If anyone knows who the model is by, please let me know.

Finally, I can't remember if I posted this info or not, but Bronco Models is coming out with a 1/35 T17E3 Staghound III with 75mm Gun (CB35021).

November 8th Steve Allen has sent more photos of his models; This time we have pics of his 1/35 Accurate Armour AEC Deacon 6-pounder Gun Carrier.

Also, more Sdkfz 234 Spahwagen products continue to be released.  Voyager gives us another comprehensive photo-etched detail set for the 1/35 Dragon Sdkfz 234/3 (35167).

November 7th I am happy to present some photos from a new contributor today.  Steve Allen of Iowa (by way of England) has sent us some photos of his 1/35 Cromwell Models Morris LRC Mark II Model kit.

Also, I have put up a hyperlink to another interesting site: Panzer DB.  Check it out.

November 6th More Stryker stuff again.  I've put up my "what's in the box" review at the Eduard Stryker Slat Armor Set (35 955) for the 1/35 Trumpeter kit.

And still more new model products are being released including a whole slew of new 1/35 Ferrets by Cromwell Models (Marks 1/1, 1/2 and 2/3), a 1/35 Trumpeter LAV-AD (00393) Model kit, and a new book by Wings and Wheels Productions - "Staghound In Detail" (Special Museum Line #46).

November 4th It's Stryker Sunday!  First, I've put up my first look review of Eduard's Stryker Stowage Belts Set (36001).

And second, speaking of Eduard Stryker stuff, they're coming out with two new 1/35 Photo Etched Detail sets for the AFV Club Stryker Kits.  They are: 1) A set of Slat/Birdcage Armor (36002), and 2) a set of "additional armor" (36011) also.

November 1, 2007 Today, I've put up vehicle indices for the Israeli Saymar Genda 290S 4x4 APC and the South Korean Barracuda 4x4 Armored Car and Black Fox 6x6 APC.
October 30, 2007 More awesome French stuff is up today. We have three new vehicle listings including, the White-Laffly Model AMC 1918, the White-Laffly 50 AM, and White-Laffly 80 AM.

Also, a couple more modeling products for the Armored Cars and WFV's in our lives.  Armoured Brigade Models is coming out with a 1/35 Steyr Type 2000A 3cm FLAK 38/103 AA Gun Carrier and Trailer Conversion (ABM024) and our friends at Archer Fine Transfers are coming out with a Vickers "K" gun armed Humber Scout Car of the 27th Armoured Brigade (AR35267).

October 29th Today, I've put up photos and a vehicle index for the IDF M325 Commandcar "Nun-Nun" and Automitrailleuse Dodge "Tanake".
October 27th Surprisingly, I've already finished and posted my review of Tamiya's new 1/48 M8 Greyhound Armored Car.
October 25th Today I've put up Dave Haugh's review of the 1/35 Bronco Humber Scout Car.  This review originally appeared at Armorama.

Also, I've found a few more photos of Erik Hendriks' 1/72 IDF HMMWV Hamer OREV lying about in my PC.

I have finished up my review of the 1/72 GRAN Ltd. Vodnik kits.  Check out the final "after" photos of my kit build.

Finally, there are a few more model kits coming out for us including:

JP Hobby's 1/35 conversion kits to make a Willy's Jeep with 3.7cm AT gun (JP35017) and M3A1 White Scout Car with 3.7cm AT gun (JP35019);

Panzershop's 1/35  Praga M53/59 AA Truck (35C138) and Praga PLDvK. 53/59 AA Truck Jesterka "Lizard" 35C137);

and finally Best Value Models' 1/35 Sdkfz 234 Panzerspahwagen with 2cm "Luchs" Turret.  This was a real field modification used by the 17th Panzer Division in Hungary (1945).  The kit consists of the Dragon 234 chassis, a Resin "Luchs" Turret and upper hull by BVM and a Jordi Rubio Barrel.

October 22nd I was out of town on "holiday" visiting relatives.  Now I'm back and far better than ever (not really).

Anyway, a few more WFV related model kit releases were announced in my absence.  These products are a 1/35 Schatton Modellbau 1/35 Mercedes 4500A truck with 5cm FLAK 41 gun (3533) resin kit, and Lion Roar's super HUGE detail sets for the 1/35 Dragon Sdkfz 234/1 (LAS 35004) and 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 222 (LAS 35006) Panzerspahwagens.

October 17th I've put up a hyperlink to the IPMS/USA 2008 National Convention which is taking place in Virginia Beach, VA from August 6-9, 2008.
October 16th Once again Dave's at it with his White Armored Motor Car No. 2 photos and vehicle index.
October 15th On Saturday, I helped out with the AMPS booth at the Military Miniatures Society of Illinois (MMSI) Annual "Chicago" Show.  I was able to take a bunch of ac/wfv photos.  MMSI is primarily a club for figure modelers (AKA miniature modelers), but they had some beautiful armor/wfv's too.

Also, thanks to Dave I've gotten up some photos and a vehicle index on the Canadian Otter Mk 1 Light Recon car.

Finally, I have a bit of model kit news.  Per PMMS, Bronco Models is coming out with a 1/35 T17E3 Staghound III Armored Car (35021) and SKP Model is releasing another set of 1/35 VW Beetle (Kafer) wheel sets; Continental type (SKP 021).

October 12th I've put up photos and a vehicle index for the Cheetah 4x4 Mine Protected APC.
October 11th It's an end of an era today.  With this vehicle index and photos of the RM-70/MRW-122 MRLS Vehicle, I've finally finished putting up all of the photos Dennis Trowbridge provided from his Saumur trip.  Thanks again to contributor-extraordinaire, Dennis!!
October 10th Today, I've put up a vehicle index and photos for the French VAB 4x4 APC and Soviet BRDM-2 Scout Car.

Also, I've got some photos of the Guy Wheeled Tank as well as a datasheet for the Guy Mk 1 from Dave Haugh.

October 9th I've put up photos and a vehicle index on the French Resistance built La Rochelle Improvised Armored Car.

Also, Ian Young has provided us two more photo sets of his models.  This time we get photos of his 1/35 Saracen Ambulance and 1/35 V-100 Commando Armored Car.

October 8th Courtesy of Dave Haugh, I've put up the BIGGEST WOW entry ever at almost 50 pages: the United States

Also, Ian Young has provided us with some of his model photos.  The first three installments are of his 1/35 BTR-152 APC1/35 BRDM-1 and 1/35 BRDM-2 scout cars.

October 7th I've gotten up yet another review today.  This one on Easy 1 Productions' M8 Greyhound/M20 Utility Car Informational CDEasy 1 Productions is a sponsor of WW.

Also, Ian Young of Military Machines International Magazine has provided some photos of a Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) Mk II.

October 5th Today, I've got more model photos to post courtesy of new Irish Correspondent Roy Kinsella of Dublin.  He's provided us model photos of his 1/35 Irish Panhard AML 90 armored car, 1/35 Irish VLRA Acmat WFV, 1/35 Irish MOWAG Piranha III and 1/72 M1114 HMMWV.  Enjoy.

Also, I have some more modeling products to alert you wheelies about.  First, Wespe models is coming out with a 1/35 VAMTAC (A Spanish vehicle similar to the US HMMWV) (WES35073) and Eduard is coming out with a bunch more products for the AFV Club 1/35 M1126 Stryker including M1126 Stryker Detail Set (35993), Stryker Mounted Rack and Belts Set (36003) and Stryker Exhaust Deflector "Zoom" Set (TP087).

Finally, Peter Brown has sent some news over to me regarding a new Military Modeling Magazine (Vol. 37, No. 12) "special issue" on the Staghound.

October 4th My review of Archer's 1/35 Viet Cong Flag Set is available.

I've also added Poland to the World of Wheelies listing.

Finally, I've put up another hyperlink to a great resource; this one is Military Machines International Magazine of the UK.

October 2nd James Lyles has provided two wonderful build articles (with photos) for WarWheels;  The first is about his 1/35 M54 5-ton APC Gun Truck "King Kong" and the second is about his 1/35 M54 5-ton Guntruck "Eve of Destruction".
October 1st Courtesy of Dennis Trowbridge and his wonderful trip to Saumur, I've added a vehicle index and photo index of the French Panhard EBR-ETT APC.
September 30, 2007 I have a very nice article and photos from fellow AMPS-Chicagoland member, Tom Kondziolka.  Tom shows us how he made a 1/35 Italeri Sdkfz 234/3 and DES conversion into his 1/35 Sdkfz 234/5 Panzerspahwagen.

Also, Dave Haugh has added two more WOW country entries: Denmark and Greece.

September 29th  More big news from Accurate Armour; they're coming out with an 1/35 FV 1601 Humber 4x4 GS 1 Ton Truck (the basis for the Humber "Pig") and a 1/48 Scammell Pioneer SV/2S Heavy Recovery Tractor.

Also, WW friend Peter Brown has two WFV related book reviews up on PMMS.  Both books are by Service Publications: The first one reviewed by Peter is "The Armoured Autocar In Canadian Service" and the second one on "The WW2 Jeep in Canadian Service".

Lastly, my review of a second Archer Guntruck Markings Set is up.  This time, I review the 1/35 Archer Fine Transfer set for the 5-ton M54 Guntruck "The Red Baron".

September 28th There's big product release news to announce from MIG Productions; They're coming out with two 1/35 full Kits of the M325 Nun Nun!!  The first version is the Mid Production M325 Command Car (MP-35290) and the second version is of the Early Production M325 Command Car (MP35291).  In addition, the PE sets they're including with the kits are supposed to be of a cutting edge design that eliminates the connecting points....  I can't wait to see this stuff in person!!
September 27th I've gotten more photos up of Erik Hendriks' 1/72 HMMWV IDF Hamer Orev TOW carrier.  Also, Erik's 9 year old daughter Daphne gets in the act by providing some photos of her award winning 1/76 Matchbox Humber Mark II Armored Car.  Daphne recently won a Bronze Medal in a local model contest.  Way to go!!
September 26th As many of you might know, I am part of a new model club in my area: AMPS - Chicagoland.  One of the great things about being in a club is that we get to meet some great people and some great modelers.  Hopefully in time you will see many armored car/WFV builds by modelers in the Chicagoland chapter.  And with that being said, I'd like to present some modelers by Chuck Aleshire of our chapter.  You can see his kit builds of the Sdkfz 223 Panzerspahwagen, BA-20mZhD railroad armored car and M3A1 "White" Scout Car.

With Chuck's model photos coming online, I finally feel I have enough model kit photos at WW to give them their own "special place".  If you'd like to check out just model photos (without product reviews) go to the aptly named Model Gallery.  You can find the main access point at the WarWheels.Net homepage.

September 25th James Lyles, author of the "Hard Ride (Volumes 1 & 2)" Vietnam Guntruck Series, reviews the 1/35 Archer Fine Transfer set for the 5-ton M54 Guntruck "Little Respect".
September 23rd I've added MODELx Magazine in the WarWheels Links section.  MODELx is a magazine for the serious (Military) scale modeler and is run by fellow AMPS- Chicagoland chapter member, Jeff Herne.
September 22nd Canada is now up on World of Wheelies.

Also, I have some more modeling related news:  Another news report on the 1/35 Bronco Staghound I is up courtesy of Armorama. Also, Voyager is coming out with a PE set for the Bronco kit as well. 

Finally, Griffon Models is coming out with a few more of their Sdkfz 234 series products; including detail sets for the Sdkfz 234/2, Sdkfz 234/4 and a 5cm Brass and Aluminum barrel for the 234/2.

September 21st I'm on a roll for reviews this week.  My review of Easy-1 Productions' Staghound Information CD is up.  FYI, Easy-1 is a sponsor of WarWheels.
September 20th My book review of Concord's "Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle" by Carl Schulze and Ralph Zwilling is now available for your viewing pleasure.
September 19th Another Saumur Museum vehicle is up: the Slovenian (Ex-Yugoslav) BOV 3 Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG).

Also, I've added a link to my modeling club, AMPS-Chicagoland in the WW hyperlinks section.

September 18th Erik Hendriks of Sittard, Holland presents his article on a kit bash of the 1/72 Dragon Revell to make it into a IDF Hamer Orev TOW Carrier Humvee
September 17th Today, I've been able to put up some photos of one of the most unusual wheelies I've ever seen.  These came from Dennis Trowbridge and are of the ACMA TAP 56 "Bazooka Vespa" Scooter.

Sudan is up also up at WOW.

September 15th Ghana is now up on World of Wheels.
September 14th Today I have a very nice addition to the Staghound I page.  Courtesy of Martin Dogger of Holland, we have another 45 photos of the Staghound I armored car available.

Also, France is up on the WOW listing.

September 13th If I added Chile and Jordan to the World of Wheelies listing.

Also, more WFV modeling products have been announced.  First of all, two books WWP's "No. 19 Stryker In Detail - Part 2" and Concord's Mini-Color Series "Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle" are coming out shortly.  In fact, I have Concord's book already and review is forthcoming.

Second, following the announcement of their 1/35 Humber scout car engine detail set, SKP Model is coming out with an Interior for their Humber as well.  See Armorama's news feature by Pat McGrath.

September 9th If I added another Country index in the World of Wheelies listing: this one is Georgia (the country NOT the US State).
September 7th If you are a fan of the French Panhard 178 armored car, I think you're in for a treat.  When Dennis Trowbridge went to Saumur, he took 83 photos of the interior of that vehicle.  That's right, 83!  Check them out here.
September 6th I FINALLY finished my complete kit build (and full review) of 1/35 SKP Models' Humber Mk I Scout Car.

Also, speaking of the Humber, Hussar Productions is coming out with 3 sets of Humber Scout Car Wheels/Tires (HSR35057, HSR35058 and HSR35059), all with different tread patterns.

September 5th I've added another vehicle index based upon Dennis Trowbridge's hard work at Saumur.  Today, it is the BRDM-2 ATGM Scout Car (9P122)
September 4th There are even more WFV Modeling products becoming available.  Some of these (courtesy of Armorama) include a 1/35 AFV Club M1130 Stryker CV/TACP (35130)and the 1/35 Legend Productions M1126 Stryker Stowage Set (LF1153)

And, per Terry Ashley's wonderful Perth Military Modeling Site (PMMS), JP Hobby is coming out with a 1/35 Willy's Jeep with 3.7cm Anti-Tank Gun(35017) and Eduard is coming out with  1) a 1/35 set of Slat Armor for the Trumpeter M1126 Stryker (35995) and 2) A set of Stowage Belts (36001) for the AFV Club/Trumpeter kits as well.

September 3rd I've finally gotten back to working on putting up Dennis Trowbridge's photos from Saumur France.  This time I've put up an index and photos of the BTR-70 APC, and new photos of the OT-64C/SKOT 2A.
August 31st Also, I've gotten access to about 20 more WFV photos from the 2007 IPMS/USA National Show.  So, check out the photos again to see the new ones.
August 30th And speaking of the M1114 Humvee, I've just put up a vehicle index with photos courtesy of SSGT Belue.
August 29th I've put up my "What's in the Box" Review of the 1/35 MIG Productions M1114 Up-Armored Humvee with Shielded MG Cupola Conversion.  This is a new and improved conversion set of MIG's first Up-Armored Humvee set.

And Voyager Model is at it again with products for the M1126 Stryker kits.  This time, they are offering a 1/35 USMC detail set for the AFV Club Stryker (PE35162).

August 28th Dave Haugh has sent over another country listing for the World of Wheelies (WOW) database.  This time it is Myanmar (Formerly Burma).

Also, a couple guys and I have started an Armored Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Chapter. It is called AMPS-Chicagoland.  Being that I am now affiliated with AMPS as just more than a member, I've decided to put up a special spot in my "links" section highlighting AMPS and it's chapters.  The first AMPS chapter's I am linking to are AMPS Albany (NY) and KC AMPS (Kansas City, MO)

August 27th Courtesy of Phil Peterson (and via Dick Montgomery) here are model photos of WFV's from the 2007 IPMS/USA National Convention.
August 26th I've put up two more reviews of Archer Fine Transfer Products.  This time they are from the Surface Details Series and include Set #5 - "Perfect Weld Beads" and Set #8 "Treadplate".  Check these out as these products are way-cool.
August 25th SSGT Belue is at it again with the photos of the Buffalo Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV).

Also, there are a couple more new WFV modeling products you should be aware of: The Tank Workshop is coming out with a set of Kubelwagen Wheels with Ice Chains (TWS1048) and a small interior detailing set for Dragon's 1/35 Sdkfz 234 series of armored cars (TWS2014).  This set provides the vehicle batteries and updated transmission housing.

August 24 Also Courtesy of SSGT Belue, I've added a vehicle index of the M1078/A1 LMTV Armored Cargo Truck.
August 23rd Courtesy of SSGT Mike Belue of the IPMS/USA Falcon Hobby Club (Iraq), I've added photos of a M1126 Stryker ICV with a newer add-on armor package and DUKE anti-IED remote system.
August 22nd Courtesy of Ian Sadler, I've added his 24 detail photos of the Staghound Mark I armored car, which was shown at the 2007 War and Peace Vehicle Show - Beltring. UK.

Also, I've added another hyperlink to a great website I found: this one called IDF Modelling, which covers all aspects of modeling the Israeli Defense Forces (including 'gasp' aircraft).  A cool site!

August 21st Another Country Index for World of Wheelies has been added: Lithuania.

Also, Real Model has announced the release of another M1126 IFV aftermarket set, their Stryker Wheel Set (RMA 35143) which is for the 1/35 Trumpeter kit.

August 19th Today I've added some new hyperlinks I've added for a number of great WFV/modeling websites. They are:

On the Way!  - A website concentrating on 1/72 scale modelling; Small Scale Modelling (another Braille scale related website); Small Scale Scene (yet another small scale modelling website) and the Texas Military Forces Museum (a military museum in the USA).

August 18th Well, the wife and are back from sunny Mexico for vacation/holiday and I am back to WW for some updates.  In the 6 days we were gone, a whole slew of WFV models/products have been announced.  These include:

Bronco Model's 1/35 Humber Scout Car Mark I with twin .303 Vickers "K" machine guns/mount (35016) and 1/35 T17E1 Staghound Mark I armored car with 60lb rockets and launch rails (35017);

CGM Production's 1/35 Tamiya Jeep conversion set to make it into a USMC/US Navy MZ "Collins" Radio Carrier (031A);

Italeri's 1/35 Autoblinda AB40 Ferroviaria (Railroad Wheeled) Armored Car (6456)

SKP Model's Resin Humber Scout Car Mark I Engine Detail Set (SKP020) - See a detail set preview by Armorama's Pat McGrath.

Tamiya's 1/48 M8 Greyhound Armored Car (32551) and a re-release of their 1/35 Sdkfz 222 armored car "North African Front" version with new figures and DKW NZ350 Motorcycle (35286);

And finally, courtesy of the Perth Military Modelling Site, I have a link to Terry Ashley's review of the newly released 1/35 Bronco Staghound Mark I armored car.

August 10th WW sponsor Accurate Armour has announced two more immanent wheelie releases: the FV1801A Austin Champ 1/4 ton 4x4 GS vehicle (K140) and Stalwart Mk HMLC (K159).  Also, AA will be coming up with other wheeled vehicles from the Alvis family including a number of other Stalwart variants as well as the Saladin Mk II armored car (K131) and Saracen APC!
August 8th Today, I've put up my "what's in the box" view of the 1/72 Retrokit Dodge "Tanake" Armored Truck Kit
August 7th

I've added two kit reviews: Mac Johnston's build of the 1/72 Retrokit Panhard-Schneider P16 (GASP!!) Halftrack and my quick parts look at Retrokit's 1/72 White-Laffly AM 50 Armored Car.  Don't get too comfortable seeing halftracks here folks.  This is a one time thing (or MAYBE twice; But that's it!!!!)

Also, I've added El Salvador to World of Wheelies (WOW) listing.

In addition, I've added another IPMS/USA Local Chapter to the IPMS Links section; this time the Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers.

Finally, even more WFV modeling items have been announced including the 1/35  Best Value Models (Subsidiary of Azimut) MOWAG 6x6 TC-20 RAMTA 20mm Anti-Aircraft gun armed WFV and a bunch of 1/35 stuff by Real Model including a LAV-25 Stowage set (RMA 35140) M1126 replacement wheel set (RMA 35143), M1126 Stryker Stowage Set #1 (RMA 35148) (Courtesy of Armorama) and an M1126 Stryker Stowage Set #2 MOLLE System (RMA 35149).

August 5th

I've finally built enough of the 1/35 SKP Model Humber Scout Car Mark I to determine that the kit is fine in dimension and NOT too long.  I've amended my kit review to reflect that change.  Please take a look.

I've also added Croatia to World of Wheelies (WOW) listing.

Finally, more WFV modeling items have been announced including the 1/35 CMK Replacement Wheel Set for the Humber Scout Car Mark I (for Bronco or SKP Model Kits), and the 1/35 Eduard M1126 Stryker Detail Set (35982) and M1126 Stryker Mounted Rack and Belts Detail Set (35991), both for the Trumpeter kit.

August 3rd

I've added two more country links to World of Wheelies (WOW); Bosnia/Herzegovina and the Czech Republic

Also, Archer Fine Transfers is releasing two new sets of markings for Vietnam Era M54 Guntrucks, "The Red Baron" (AR35263) and "Little Respect" (AR35264)

Lastly, SKP Model is releasing a book called "Army Wheels in Detail: Humber Mark I/II Scout Car" by Petr Brojo.

July 30th

We've added a HUGE new resource at WarWheels called World of Wheelies (WOW).  WOW is a feature that discusses individual countries' development and use of armored cars and wheeled fighting vehicles throughout their history.  WOW was created by Content Editor David Haugh.  So far there are about 36 countries discussed in WOW, so check it out!

July 29th I've added photos of the Marmon-Herrington Mark IV from Saumur.
July 26th I've added my latest review on the 1/72 GRAN GAZ-39371 APC & BRDM Vodnik kits.

Also, WarWheels sponsor MIG Productions is releasing a 'special edition' of their M1114 HMMWV update/upgrade set.  I am including a photo of the set because the MIG website "product" listing portion is unavailable until mid-August.  See the WW M1025 HMMWV vehicle listing for more info on this set.

Finally, I've added a couple more WFV related links which include websites on Military Toyota 4x4's and the RKKA (Soviet Army) In World War Two.

July 24th I've added a vehicle index for the EE-11 Urutu APC.

Also, I've added a bunch of new links.  These include the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, JED: The Military Equipment Directory (A Returnee), Overvalwagens! (A site dedicated to military vehicles of the Dutch East/West Indies), the Staghound Website & Register and  IPMS - Falcon Hobby Club (Iraq) Chapter.  FHC is a club created by US Troops in Iraq.

July 23rd I've added a vehicle index for the ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Car.
July 22nd Today, I've put up Dennis' Panhard EBR 75 FL 11 photos from Saumur.
July 21st I'm back to being able to post more of Dennis Trowbridge's Saumur photos: this time that of the BTR-152V1 APC.
July 20th Sorry for such a long dry spell here at WarWheels.  The family and I went on a nice relaxing vacation ("holiday" for the Continentals who visit) and I've finally gotten back to posting stuff here. 

First, Courtesy of George Bradford of AFV News fame, he's given me permission to post his review of the 1/48 Kengi Conversions M8 Greyhound Armored Car.

Second, there has been many new wheelie releases announced the past couple weeks.  These are: 

Ace Models is releasing a 1/72 Soviet BA-20M (72209) Armored Car.

AFV Club has announced a 1/35 M1130 Stryker CV/TACP Vehicle (AF35130) & a stand-alone M151 Remote Weapon Station (RWS) (AF35157). The RWS is armament carried by the M1126 Stryker ICV.  Presumably, you could buy this to replace the Trumpeter Stryker's RWS. 

Best Value Models (A subsidiary of Azimut) is releasing 1/35 plastic/resin combination kits of the GMC 2 1/2 Ton Truck with Maxson AA Mount (BVM35048), BTR-152 with ZSU-23-2 AA Gun (BVM35050), Canadian 6x6 AVGP "Cougar" (BVM35052) and Canadian SFOR "Grizzly" (BVM35053).

Griffon Model (A new Company from China) is releasing a 1/35 "Bonus Pack" Detail set which includes photo etched parts and barrel for the Dragon Sdkfz 234/1 Armored Car.

Lead Warrior (of Russia) has announced a conversion (35029) to turn the 1/35 Tamiya Steyr Type 1500A Truck into a Type 2000A 2cm Flak 38 carrier.

Lastly, Voyager Model Company has a huge amount of stuff coming out for the 1/35 M1126 Stryker kits, including a USMC super detail set for the Trumpeter kit(35142) and separately released items from that set including the M151 Remote Weapon station (PEA093), Road Wheel set (PEA094), and OVM/Water/Fuel Can Set (PEA096) which can be used for the AFV Club kit too.

Thanks to Armorama and the Perth Military Modelling Site for the info.

July 1st I am proud to announce WarWheels' 5th Sponsor; MIG Productions!  Headquartered in Spain, MIG is the producer of high quality resin kits and detail sets, decals and their famous pigments. Check them out and support them if you can!
June 30, 2007 I've put up another one of Dave Haugh's data sheets; Up is a datasheet for the MB-1 Cascavel-37 Armored Car
June 28, 2007 I've put up my review of the 1/35 Archer Fine Transfers 3/4 Ton Dodge Truck Instrument Panel Markings Set.
June 27, 2007 Well, I've kinda been expecting this, but it still makes me happy to see: Per Armorama , Dragon is releasing a new tool Sdkfz 234/3 Armored Car.
June 24, 2007 More Trowbridge Saumur photos; this time of the M8 Greyhound Armored Car.
June 23, 2007 Today, I've included photos of the Saumur EE-9 Cascavel 2 courtesy of Dennis.
June 22, 2007 I've put up a vehicle index for the French AMX-10RC reconnaissance vehicle.
June 21, 2007 Now added, photos of the Saumur Staghound Mark I.
June 20, 2007 More of Dennis' wheelie photos are up; the Panhard VBL Scout Car.
June 17, 2007 More Saumur photos from Dennis.  This time they are of the Humber Hornet/Malkara Anti-Tank Vehicle

Also, I've added two websites in the WW "links" section: IPMS/NZ - Dunedin and Popski's Private Army Preservation Society, both courtesy of Jeff Webb.

Lastly, Blast Models has come out with two stowage sets for the M1126 Stryker.  Set Number 1 (BL35114K) and Set Number 2 (BL35115K)

June 14, 2007 Terry Ashley of PMMS has put up his review of the forthcoming 1/35 Bronco Humber Scout Car.  Check it out as it looks like a winner.
June 13, 2007 I've posted another photo of the Panhard VBL scout car, courtesy of Jacques Dujardin.

Also, I've added line drawings of the vertical armor plating of Vietnam era M151 "Gun Jeeps" courtesy of Jerry Barnes.

June 12, 2007 More Panhard Pandemonium for today.  I have exterior photos of the Panhard 178 at Saumur, courtesy of Dennis Trowbridge.  This is the start of a long line of photos Dennis has provided from his May trip to Saumur.  Much more to come, so stay tuned!!!
June 6, 2007 The Panhard AMD 178 B Armored Car index is up now too.
June 5, 2007 I've added a vehicle Index on the Panhard AMD 178/Panzerspahwagen P. 204 (f) Armored Car.
May 30, 2007 I'm proud to announce our Fourth Sponsor, Lucky Model!  I am a long time customer of Lucky Model and I am glad to have them on board supporting WarWheels.  Please check them out and try to support them too.
May 29, 2007 More Humber SC photos are up, this time from Saumur.  This is the first installment of armored car/wheeled fighting vehicle photos taken at Musee des Blindes, by Dennis.  Many more to come soon.
May 26, 2007 Humber Scout Car Insanity is here again.  I have more photos from Dennis Trowbridge and Dave Haugh as well as more line drawings courtesy of Dave too.
May 24, 2007 Per a head's up from PMMS, Jordi Rubio (of aftermarket, turned barrel fame) has announced a full 1/35 kit; a resin Rolls Royce Mark I (1920).  For some reason, it is listed as a M-1924, but that doesn't seem correct.  Anyway, as I was checking this out product out, I also found a reference to a new 1/35 Kfz 13 "Adler". Hmmmm....
May 23, 2007 I've added vehicle indices, info and photos of the Austrian ADGZ and ADKZ Armored Cars.  The ADGZ was ultimately used by the German SS during WW II.
May 22, 2007 Also, I've added more "Cantigny" trip photos; these ones are of the Willy's Jeep and M151 Mutt.

Lastly, per PMMS, Tiger Werke is coming out with a replacement wheel set for the 1/35 M1126 Stryker.  To view, check out the May 21st update for Tiger Werke.

May 21, 2007 I've added a HUGE number of photos of the M3A1 White Scout Car this past weekend.
May 18, 2007 I've just finished my initial review of the 1/35 SKP Model Humber Mark I Scout Car.
May 17, 2007 Courtesy of Rob van Kan, I've added interior photos of the BTR-60pb APC.

Also, I've added another IPMS/USA chapter link.  This time to the Granite State (NH) Modelers Club.

May 10, 2007 WW sponsor Retrokit has a few WFV kits coming out very shortly.  Their 1/72 Dodge Tanake (R72046) and Laffly-White 50 AM (R72043) Armored Cars are planned for release at the Saumur Model show on May 26th.   Also, they are also planning to release some 1/72 Belgian armored cars; The Minerva and Sava.  No stock numbers or specific release dates yet, but release looks to be this upcoming Fall.
May 7, 2007 Mac Johnston has done a kit review and fabulous build up of the 1/35 RPM British M.M.G.S. Mark 1916 (Ford Model T) Scout Car.

Also, I've put up a hyperlink to Archer Fine Transfers.  Archer does top quality transfers (decals) for many different subjects and vehicles.

May 6, 2007 Tad Dowdy has provided some photos of his AWESOME scratch built 1/24 Jeffery 1915 Armored Car model.
May 2, 2007 It's Stryker Heaven today.  First, I've put up a vehicle index for the M1126 Stryker ICV.

Finally, I've put up my review of the 1/35 Trumpeter Stryker kit.

May1, 2007 Via PMMS, Trumpeter has announced the release of the following 1/35 items: a USMC LAV-R Recovery Vehicle, a USMC LAV-C2 Command Vehicle, USMC LAV-AT Anti-Tank Vehicle, and finally a photo-etched detail set for their M1126 Stryker. For more info, go to the 4/25 new kit news entry for Trumpeter.

Also, Gaso.Line has announced a 1/48 Conversion to build a Sdkfz 247 Ausf. A (6 Rad) Command Vehicle.

April 25, 2007 The final installment of Alan's photos is being added to WW.  The final vehicle index from these photos is of the Daimler Mark I Armored Car.
April 24, 2005 Great news!  I have some photos of the 2007 AMPS show wfv/armored car entries courtesy of my very good friend, Mac Johnston.  Mac also has provided some comparison photos of both the 1/35 Trumpeter and AFV Club M1126 Stryker kits too. 

Lastly, I've put up another vehicle index thanks to Alan McNeilly.  This index is of the Crossley-Chevrolet Model 1939 Indian Pattern Armored Car at Bovy. 

April 22, 2007 More Photos of Bovy wheels.  This time, I've put up stuff on the Rolls-Royce 1920 Mark I, Peerless 1919 and Lanchester Mark 2 Armored Cars.
April 21, 2007 I've put more of Alan's Bovy photos up.  The next installment includes the Daimler Mark II and Sdkfz 234/3 Armored Cars.

Also, more photos of the 1/35 AFV Club M1126 Stryker are up courtesy of Armorama.

Lastly, I've added another hyperlink to WW's "links" section.  The link is for Scale Model World.Net.  SMW is a website for just about any modelling interest and then some.  A friendly bunch they are too!

April 20, 2007 More Bovy Photos from Alan.  This time I've posted his photos of the AEC Mark II Armored Car, Humber Scout Car Mark Ia, and Staghound Mark I Armored Car.
April 19, 2007 Courtesy of Alan McNeilly, I've obtained some great detail photos that he took at Bovington just recently.  The first photos of Alan's that I am presenting are of the Morris LRC Mk 1 and of the Guy Mark 1 Wheeled Tank.  More photos of other vehicles are forthcoming....
April 17, 2007 I've added a vehicle on one of my favorite vehicles, the South African Buffel Mk 1 APC.

Lastly, I've added a unique photo of the T11 Armored Car, courtesy of John Moore.  John's father (Francis) was in the 4th US Cavalry Division and took the at photo Ft. Meade, MD, Ft. Riley, KS or during the U.S. Army's "Great Louisiana Maneuvers" of 1941.

April 14, 2007 I've added an Index for the Canadian Ford F60s 3-ton 4x4 Truck with 40mm Bofors AA Gun.

Update (4/22): Courtesy of Kurtis Tsang, I misidentified the Bofors carrier (shown above).  It is actually a Morris Commercial C9/B.  The Ford F60s and Morris C9/B are almost identical, but have their minor differences. 

Also, I've added two more museums to my "links" section: the First (US) Infantry Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois USA and the WW II Victory Museum in Auburn, Indiana USA.

April 13, 2007 I've added vehicle indices for two more "heavy weight" M38A1 Jeeps: the M38A1C with SS-10 ATGW and M38A1C Jeep with DART ATGW.
April 12, 2007 Courtesy of PMMS (again), I've added a hyperlink to more photos of Bronco Models' upcoming 1/35 Humber Scout Car.

I've added a few more links to IPMS/USA SIG and Local Chapter websites.  In fact, I redid my "links" section to include special sections for SIG's and Local Chapters.  Check them out!

April 9, 2007 Jacques Dujardin, one of our French correspondents has sent us a couple more photos of the Panhard EBR FL 11 Armored Car.

Also, my good friend Dennis Sliney has sent in some photos of his 1/35 Trumpeter/Hobbycraft BJ212a Jeep with Type 75 105mm Recoilless Rifle.

Lastly, courtesy of PMMS, more photos of the soon to be released Bronco 1/35 Staghound Mark I are up too.

April 7, 2007 I've added photos of a South African Ford Lynx (Dingo) Mark II Scout Car.
April 6, 2007 Up today is an index of the "ultimate" WFV: the M38A1D "Davy Crockett" Jeep.  The M38A1D was armed with a 120mm Recoilless Rifle that could fire a 1 kilo-ton Atomic weapon.  Check this bad-boy out!!

I've also put up a vehicle index and photos of the South African Modified Crossley M1923 Indian Pattern Armoured Car.

New Kit/Product Releases: Courtesy of Armorama, Archer Fine Transfers has come out with a number of new decal sets for 1/35 instrument panels, most important to us "wheelies" is the set for the Tamiya Willy's 1/4 ton Jeep.

And per PMMS (April 5th edition of 'New Kit News'), Legend Productions is releasing a 1/35 IDF TOW Humvee Conversion.

April 5, 2007 I've added a vehicle index for the M381AC Jeep armed with the 106mm Recoilless Rifle.

Also, I've added more photos courtesy of Marius van Aardt of South Africa.  The photos are of a Ferret Mark 2 or 2/3, & the Marmon-Herrington Mark I, Mark III, Mark IV, and Mark VI armored cars.

April 3, 2007 Our third sponsor has come on board - EASY 1 Productions!  Easy 1 provides high-quality CD-ROM reproductions of WW II Technical Manuals for armor, vehicles and ordnance.  Many of the CD's also contain other bonus material such as photos of restored and refurbished vehicles.  Check them out and support Easy 1!
April1, 2007 Marius van Aardt is at it again.  This time he's submitted photos of a South African Defense Forces Saracen APC.

Also, Jim Rae of Armorama has reviewed Tankograd's new book Kubelwagen Typ 82: From the Military Beetle to the Amphibious Schwimmwagen.

March 30, 2007 I've added a vehicle index for the M38A1 Jeep.  The M38A1 was the post world war 2 vehicle with the rounded front-end.
March 29 2007   I am happy to announce our second sponsor, Retrokit of the UK.  Retrokit specializes in 1/72 "Braille scale" military vehicles.  Retrokit has one of the most eclectic line ups of model kits I've ever seen.  Besides having a nice selection of wheelies (Lancia IZM Armoured Car and M35A1/A2 Truck), they also boast an even larger selection of tracked vehicles, including a WW I French Schneider CA-1 Tank and an Israeli M113 Nag'mash Kasman Meshupar.  Even if you've never considered working with smaller scale kits, you should really check out Retrokit's kit catalogue.  They even have a kit of one of the first wheeled fighting vehicles ever imagined/designed: Leonardo Da Vinci's Tortoise!  You really have to see this thing!
March 28 2007 Jim Brae of Armorama gives us another review of the of the new 1/35 SKP Humber Scout Car.
March 27, 2007 It is with great pleasure that I announce that WarWheels.Net has obtained it's first sponsor: Accurate Armour of Scotland

As most of you probably know AA has been one of the leaders in producing 1/35 scale kits of armoured cars and wheeled fighting vehicles.  I am very happy to have Derek Hansen and his great company as a partner to WW.  Please support AA as they help support us.!

With all that being said, AA has more information available on their upcoming 1/35 SAS Land Rover 110 DPV Kit release.

March 25, 2007 I've added a vehicle index on the RG-31 "Nyala" Mine Protected Vehicle (again) courtesy of Mr. van Aardt.  (Please note: this vehicle was erroneously identified as the RG-32M and listed as such.  I've corrected my mistake as of March 27th.  Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.)

Also, Armorama's Jim Brae brings us news of Voyager's AB-41/AB43 Photo Etched Detail Set.

Finally, I've added another hyperlink to my "links" section.  The link is to the RAF Armored Car Companies Website.

March 24, 2007 Marius has sent us some unique photos from the development days of the Rooikat Armoured Car.  The photos are of the Rooikat Test Bed Vehicles, versions 1 through 4 Please note: I've just been informed on 3/27 that these might not be test-bed vehicles for the Rooikat.  We will check into this situation and get back to you shortly with the correct info.
March 23, 2007 More South African vehicle Photos from Marius.  This time, I've added vehicle indices for the G6 155mm SPG and the Ratel ZT3 A2 Anti-Tank Vehicle.
March 22, 2007 Courtesy of Marius van Aardt, I've added photos (and vehicle Index) of the Rooikat Armoured Car.  Also, if you are interested in the Bush Wars, check out Marius' site The South African Bushwar Page
March 21, 2007 Osprey Publications has a new book out called "British Reconnaissance Corps".  The book has a lot of information on British Armored Cars of WW II, so it should be interesting to us wheelies.  A review by Jim Rae of Armorama is available for your viewing pleasure here.
March 18, 2007 Terry Ashley of PMMS has done a review of the new 1/35 SKP Humber Scout Car.  Check it out.
March 16, 2007 Mutt Madness concludes with the presentation of the M151A1C Armored Mutt and M825 106mm Recoilless Rifle Carrier.
March 10, 2007 March Mutt Madness continues with the addition of Vehicle indices on the M151A1 version and the M151A2 Mutt.

Also, with all the Mutt's becoming available online here, I've gone through all the hobby options for all the versions.  So, check those out as well.

March 8, 2007 Today, begins "March Mutt Madness"!  What does that mean?  Well, I am starting to add a bunch of info on the US M151 Mutt Series of Utility Vehicles.  First up, is the first production version of the Mutt, the M151.

Also, I've added more info to the M151A1C Mutt with Recoilless Rifle index, including another US Army Photo and A Vehicle Data Sheet by Dave Haugh.

March 1, 2007 I've added a vehicle index for the AGRALE Murrua Utility/Recon Vehicle.

Also, Accurate Armour has announced two more 1/35 wheelies: the Saladin and Land Rover 110 DPV with GPMG and M19 40mm grenade launcher.

Finally, with great fanfare the famed magazine "Military Modelling" has re-launched their website. Vinnie Branigan (formerly of Armorama) is the new Editor.  I've added a hyperlink to our "links" section.

February 27, 2007 I've added indices for 3 vehicles, courtesy of Dave Haugh.  The vehicles are the Polish Manufactured Dzik (Wild Boar), Dzik 2 and Dzik 3/Iraqi Ain Jaria 1.  Enjoy
February 23, 2007 Dennis Trowbridge comes through again with more photos!  I've added pics of the M35A1 Quad .50 Guntruck, M8 Greyhound Armored Car, Bovy's Sdkfz 234/3 Armored Car, M3A1 White Scout Car, Guy Mark I Wheeled Tank, Morris Mark I LRC and Duxford's Beaverette Mk III
February 22, 2007 Peter Brown is back with his Wheelie-Centric Review of the Book "Secret Weapons of the Canadian Army".
February 18, 2007 Courtesy of Armorama, Legend Productions is coming out with (2) 1/35 IDF M151A2 Mutt with TOW conversions.  One conversion is for the IDF TOW Vehicle and the other is for a re-supply vehicle.

I've added two more hyperlinks to some nice vehicle sites: Brian's Military Jeeps of WWII and Panzers of the Reich.  Check them out.

February 15, 2007 In the "links" section of WW, I've added a link to the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) Preservation Society.

In the WW Staghound I Index, I've added a link to a very nice set of photos and excellent info on the restoration of a Staghound Mark I (in XII Manitoba Dragoons livery) by Marco Hogenkamp.

Lastly, in the WW BA-64 Armored Car Index, I've added a two links to BA-64 info pages via "The Russian Battlefield" Website.  The first link is to a general BA-64 info page.  The second link is to a page outlining modifications to the BA-64.

February 14, 2007 Courtesy of Terry Ashley's "New Kit News" section of his Perth Military Modeling Site (PMMS), I've been alerted to some other awesome new-kit releases.  Some of these are: Eagle CZ's 1/35 Type 91 So-Mo (Sumida) EARLY production and Type 91 So-Mo (Sumida) LATE (Railroad Version) production armored cars, Echelon Fine Details Decals (USMC & Aussie ASLAV's, and  US Humvee's in OIF & OEF),  Gaso.Line's 1/48 Sdkfz 247 Ausf. A (6 Rad) Armored Car (pic via Gaso.Line), the JP Hobby 1/35 Willys Jeep Conversion for the M10/14 rocket launcher (Photos via PanzerShop), MIG Production's 1/35 Modern Hi-Lux" Special Forces" Pick-up (photos via MIG), and Tamiya's 1/48 GAZ-67b Soviet Jeep (pic via Tamiya).

Lastly, PMMS has a bunch of test shots of the Bronco 1/35 Staghound Mark I.

February 13, 2007 Wow, I thought a few months ago we had a lot of armored car modeling news.  Well, with Nuremberg's 2007 Hobby Show, we have even more to report.   Courtesy of Armorama, these new kits include an  ICM 1/48 Sdkfz 222 Armored Car (and other non-wheeled kits), Italeri's 1/35 releases (Staghound I, ABM 42 Sahariana with 47/32mm Anti-Tank Gun & AB40 Ferroviaria/Railroad Version),   Mini-Art's 1/35 Bantam Jeeps (and other kits), SKP Model's (a new company) 1/35 Humber Scout Car MK 1 (not to be confused with Bronco's version), Trumpeter's 1/35 version of the M1126 ICV Stryker (and others), Zvezda's 1/35 BA-10 Soviet Armored Car, and all the major "Braille scale" releases, including Dragon's BTR-80 and Italeri's AB41 and Sahariana in 1/72!

Also, per Armorama, here are some wonderful test shot photos of AFV Club's 1/35 Stryker ICV.

Lastly for today, I am linking to a couple reviews via Armorama including Henk Meerdink's first look at the Eduard PE Detail Set for the Dragon Sdkfz 234/1 Armored Car and his Review of Tankograd's Book on the Land Rover Defender Series of Trucks.

January 19, 2007 I've put up two reviews of an awesome set of books about Guntrucks.  Volume 1 and Volume 2 of "The Hard Ride - Vietnam Guntrucks" are reviewed separately.
January 18, 2007 I've finally finished that build review of the 1/35 Academy M151A2 Mutt with TOW Missile Launcher.  You can check out the full review here.
January 5, 2007 Happy New Year everyone!  A little belated, but pretty typical of WarWheels lately. 

The bad news is that I haven't been able to attend to WW as much as I'd like.  The good news is that I am actually building models for a change.  I am finishing up the 1/35 Academy M151 Mutt with TOW kit and I will post the build article as soon as I am finished.  The "in-box review" has been up for awhile and you can check it out here.  Until next time...

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