The following news article is provided by John “Jack” Legere (USAF Ret.)
1st of 1000 refurbished M1’s received on time & on budget
The U.S. Army just got a new tank. But you wouldn’t know it from the way the ground-combat branch describes the vehicle. On Oct. 4, 2017, the Army’s program office for ground vehicles announced that the service had accepted the first M-1A2SEPV3 “on schedule and on budget.”
Please will all of our reviewers take a look at the contents of this news item. Thank you.
We have just received an invitation to commemorate Shep Paine Memorial and sign a petition on making it the International Modelling Day.
The Russians are looking to go remote when it comes to armour to face the west. Inside you will see what the Russians are working on and what is likely to be offered to us in plastic at some point in the future.
If you would like to review one of the items made available through Armorama please read the contents of this news story. This lays out exactly what we require and expect of our reviewers.
We are very happy to announce the return of the Model of the Month contest to Armorama for Armor/AFV builds. The new contest is being sponsored by SAM Publications & Scale Military Modeling International and they will be judging the entries and providing a prize package for the winner each month, as well as the potential for the winner to be featured in SMMI!
The following news is on a subject brought to our attention by Hans-Hermann Bühling. A pensioner living near Keil Germany has had a Panther tank, an 88mm artillery gun and a torpedo seized from his cellar amongst other items.
So you want a new competition on Armorama! Well I have found a sponsor for an Armour related competition and we also need to re-ignite the figure competition. If this sounds interesting read on.
Armorama has been sent a number of electronic Christmas cards this year from Manufacturers for its members. The news section would seem to be the best place to share these Christmas Messages with you all.
Armorama and Model Shipwrights have some available staff positions open for those who feel they can meet the need.
We have not had great support of the Figure contest this period with only 2 entries so far. Unless we get further entries over the next 11 days no contest will take place during this period and the competition will be bumped to the next competition date.
Trudging through the sleet and snow to enter a competition is not required with this one; a figure contest finally lands on Armorama and is open to all comers. Inside this report you will find the rules and regulations and where to send your entries.
Armorama and its staff look forward to seeing your entries,
A museum on Palm Beach, Florida has contacted Kitmaker looking for some built models to display.
A group of students in Poland are working on a business plan project to start a modelling company.
Shawn Timothy Nelson (1959-1995) was a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber who stole an M60A3 Patton tank from a United States National Guard Armory in San Diego, California, and went on a rampage, destroying cars, fire hydrants, and a recreational vehicle before being shot and killed by police.
Adding more information at your fingertips is a new update to the Armorama website.
The US Senate has supported a bill to charge a tax on internet based sales in an effort to level the playing field for bricks and mortar retailers.
While not strictly model related some news came to our attention concerning 3D printer technology that you may find interesting. Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas has printed and test fired the first working hand gun using the 3D printer technology.
I have just learnt from a post by Matthew Toms that Tom Jentz of Panzer Tracts fame has passed away after a long illness.
Residents of the USA who make purchases online may be in for some bad news from the Taxman. Look inside for more on this story and how it may end up affecting you.
Armorama is looking to find new ways to get all this great information to you the viewer.
What follows is a compilation of what was announced at this year's Nuremberg Trade Fair. Some Reports already exist so, I apologize for repeating them. Others - as are the cases of Hobby Boss and Trumpeter were compiled directly from their catalogues a few months ago.
Seems like only yesterday when I was posting the last one, so, by means of a summary of all which was weird, wonderful, memorable, instantly forgettable and just downright Newsworthy, throw another yule-tide serf on the fire and sit back for one of my rare moments of Editorial and ill-disguised prejudice - the News Section's End-of-Year Washup...
It's the time of the year when many media outlets publish or broadcast their Reviews of the Year. Here, on Armorama we have no intention of being left behind. So, as usual in these festive times, my personal 'Spin' on the Superlative, the Good and the 'Seemed like a good idea at 4.00 a.m.'.
As the sounds of unbridled jollity (fuelled by generous quantities of Toner-flavored Egg-Nog) echo round the secretarial pool of Armorama Towers, the time has (perhaps) arrived for the News Section's Annual look-back at what was good, what was great and what was perhaps a good idea at the time, in 2007...
For over 4 years now Armorama has been gathering modelers from all over the world who enjoy building, planning, and generally gabbing about scale modeling related topics. And still the pervasive sentiment is that Armorama is an armor/afv site. Even the military theme of the site has been pushed to the extremes with posts about cars, comic characters, space ships and more. And rightly so because as a "community" our interests vary a lot.
As the modelling year comes to an end, and as I rarely get a chance to 'editorialize' (at least to any great extent), this seems like quite a good opportunity to be even more opinionated than I usually am (ahem...)
In this, I'm going to be taking a (highly) personal view of what (to me at least) have been the highs (and lows) of this year's new releases....