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Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 2018 Toy Fair

Posted by Erich von Manstein on 31 Jan 2018, 15:47

After a small ceremony the 69th Spielwarenmesse was declared open yesterday evening.
It goes from 31.01 till 04.02. and of course we want to know if there are any new products or innovations in 1/72.

As always, I'll post some links to the usual reports and will try to list all the relevant 1/72 items during the next days.
My focus will be on 1/72 plastic vehicles and figures. If there should be remarkable ship or aircraft kits I may mention them.

Understandably there's not much news at the first day, so I give a summary of what was announced beforehand.

Armory
72412 - M4A1/A2 Walker Bulldog, US/Nato cold war tank

Flyhawk
FH3301 - M1A2 Abrams SEP with mine clearing blade

Hasegawa
35116 - Japanese WWII Navy Airmen

HobbyBoss
82924 - Infanterie- & Kommandowagen for german WWII Panzerzug BP42 armoured train
82925 - Artillerie- & Flakwagen for german WWII Panzerzug BP42 armoured train

IBG
72039 - Type-89 KOU gasoline (hybrid), japanese WWII medium tank
72052 - 40/43M Zrinyi II, hungarian WWII assault gun with side skirts
72055 - Type 1 Chi-He, jap. WWII med. tank
72056 - Type 2 Ho-I, jap. WWII infantry support tank/self-propelled howitzer
72057 - Type 3 Chi-Nu, jap. WWII med. tank
72058 - Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai, jap. WWII med. tank

72059 - Bergepanzer III (very rough quick build kit)

IBG is also involved in a new magazine & quick-build kit combination called "The World at War", similar to the "First to Fight" range. First issue will contain:
W001 - Panzer III Ausf. A

Italeri
6182 - "Battle at Malinava 1944" WWII playset, 2 russian Izbas & a Barn with 2 Tiger I kits, IS-2, T-34/85 & germ. + sov. inf.
6183 - "Beau Geste Touareg Revolt", french north afrika playset (most probably Esci 237 "FFL", 238 "Muslim Warriors" with building & scenery ?)
6184 - "Vietnam War", playset (potentially Esci 229 "NVA/Vietcong", 228 "US Forces" & scenery ?)

6187 - "Colonial" Wars british Infantry/Sepoys (Esci set 232 ?)
6188 - Crimean War brit.11th Hussars (Esci set 220 ?)
6189 - WWII Free French Infantry (Esci set 205 ?)
6190 - Cold War/1980s Warsaw Pact Troops (Esci set 242 ?)
6191 - Cold War/1980s Nato Troops (Esci set 241 ?)

7074 - Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind, germ. WWII AA-tank (Esci 8063)
7075 - M60A1Patton, US/Nato cold war tank (Esci/Ertl kit 8315)

MAC
72136 - Druckereikraftwagen (Kfz.62), ger. WWII Mercedes Benz G 3a light print shop truck
72137 - Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 61), ger. WWII Mercedes Benz G 3a light radio truck

Military Wheels
7263 - T-60-3, soviet WWII light AA tank with double 12,7mm guns, open turret
7267 - T-45, soviet WWII light tank with 45mm gun
7271 - T-60, soviet WWII light AA tank with double 12,7mm guns, closed turret
7279 - T-60, soviet WWII light tank with 37mm gun

OKB Grigorov
- M24 Chaffee, us WWII/korean war light tank

Revell
00451 - Flower Class Corvette (upgraded "Technik"-Edition) 02/2018
05147 - Patrol Torpedo Boat PT109 (NEW kit) 02/2018
05228 - Search & Rescue Daughter-Boat "Verena" (re-release) 10/2018

03262 - Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. H Tiger (re-release) 01/2018
03263 - Sd.Kfz. 7, late/armoured version (former MACO kit) 02/2018
03264 - 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf sWS (former MACO kit) 03/2018
03265 - M109 self-propelled howitzer, US Army version (kit variant) 04/2018
03266 - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. L "Luchs", Sd.Kfz. 123 (former MACO kit) 06/2018
03267 - Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind", 2cm Flakvierling (former MACO kit) 07/2018
03268 - Mercedes-Benz G4 Staff Car (ICM cooperation kit) 08/2018
03269 - Soviet Heavy Tank IS-2 (cooperation kit) 07/2018

Riich
72004 - Type 4 Ka-Tsu, jap. WWII amphibious tank
72005 - Oshkosh M-ATV, US modern MRAP all-terrain vehicle M1240

S-Model
SP072001 - M132 armoured flamethrower, US cold war vehicle on M113 chassis
SP072002 - M113A1 APC/LRV, australian M113 variant with Cadillac Gage T50 turret
SP072003 - L3/33, italian light tank variant with 20mm gun
SP072004 - Willys MB Jeep with mounted 37mm AT gun
SP072005 - Willys MB Jeep with M1917 MG
(note that these are part of new range of single kits with resin add-ons)

still on their list (2 kits per box):
- Matilda II
- Panther Ausf. G late
- M40 Recoilless Gun
- M274 "Mule", 1/2 Ton, 4X4 light utility truck
- Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. A

T-Model
- SSys 50t vierachsiger Flachwagen/Schwerlastwagen, ger. WWII 4-axle railway flat wagon
- SSyms 80t sechsachsiger Flachwagen/Schwerlastwagen, ger. WWII 6-axle railway flat wagon

Waterloo 1815
026 - WWII German SS Cavalry Set 2
042 - WWI Italian Cavalry
043 - WWI Italian Infantry Set 2
044 - WWI Italian Elite Troops (Arditi)
058 - Nap. Prussian Mounted Line Officers & Staff 1813-15

Zvezda
5017 - Panzer IV Ausf. H tank
5041 - Ferdinand tank destroyer
5056 - T-14 "Armata" tank
5061 - T-35 tank

6216 - WWII german AT-rifle team
6217 - WWII german snipers

AoT battle-/playsets:
6235 - "Crossing the Oder"
6236 - "Zeelov heights"
6237 - "Assault on Berlin"
... and as far as I understand, they're offering a 1/72 range of die cast tanks as well now.

Will continually add news as soon as they leak out. ;-)
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Posted by Wiking on 31 Jan 2018, 16:21

Thank you for this support.
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Posted by Graeme on 31 Jan 2018, 17:42

Excellent post, thanks for the information.

I'm heading over to Waterloo 1815 to see if i can get a look at those prussian staff figures.
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Posted by Bormac on 31 Jan 2018, 20:54

Erich von Manstein wrote:
Zvezda

AoT battle-/playsets:
6235 - "Crossing the Oder"
6236 - "Zeelov heights"
6237 - "Assault on Berlin"


I hope, that those sets will contain whole range of new late war figures (for example Soviet and Polish Assault Infantry, German Late War Infantry, German Paratroopers (used as ordinary infantry during defence of Zeelow Heights), Volksturm, etc) instead of recycling early war infantry previously released by Zvezda.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 31 Jan 2018, 21:04

Bormac wrote:
I hope, that those sets will contain whole range of new late war figures (for example Soviet and Polish Assault Infantry, German Late War Infantry, German Paratroopers (used as ordinary infantry during defence of Zeelow Heights), Volksturm, etc) instead of recycling early war infantry previously released by Zvezda.


I hope you will be correct, but I think these will be the S.O.S. in a different package. (Same Old Sets).
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Posted by MABO on 31 Jan 2018, 21:26

I think so, too
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 31 Jan 2018, 22:13

An early and thus incomplete list from IPMS Germany.

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Nuernberg_2018.html

And a few pictures from first day already.

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Tag_1/Messe_2018_Tag_1.html

Pictures & list will be considerably expanded during the next days.

I hope we'll see more news from Dragon, Mirage, First to Fight, Preiser, Roden, MasterBox, Pegasus, ICM etc. ... .
Will certainly try to summarise & add some more of already known announcements from ACE, Trumpeter, ModelCollect & Tiger Model.
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Posted by Wiking on 01 Feb 2018, 05:16

Great news for me in your link with the pic.
The FA line of IBG look very, very promising.
A very early Stug III as a also till today unavailable Tank II version are in the pipeline.
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Posted by MicroWorld on 01 Feb 2018, 07:53

Erich von Manstein, thank you very much for your information.



Bormac wrote:I hope, that those sets will contain whole range of new late war figures (for example Soviet and Polish Assault Infantry, German Late War Infantry, German Paratroopers (used as ordinary infantry during defence of Zeelow Heights), Volksturm, etc) instead of recycling early war infantry previously released by Zvezda.

Bluefalchion wrote:I hope you will be correct, but I think these will be the S.O.S. in a different package. (Same Old Sets).

MABO wrote:I think so, too


And "Zvezda" is the only who has a different opinion.
Zvezda's forum (in Russian, you can use a "google translate" to read all) - http://www.zvezda.org.ru/forum/voprosy-firme-zvezda/3005-bronya-v-100-m?start=1705
Question: "Does the position on exclusives has not changed? In the Berlin sets they will not be?"
Answer: "Nothing has changed. Exclusive will not. If suddenly something changes, you will be informed"
"Exclusives" in this case means sets or models which not selled as separate items and can be buyed only with large game boxes - as it was earlier with all command groups, soviet frontier guards and romanian infantry.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 02 Feb 2018, 15:13

The guys at IPMS Germany considerably expanded their fair reports during the past two days.
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Bilder_AE/Bilder_AE_1.htm
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Bilder_VH/Bilder_VH_1.htm
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Bilder_AT/Bilder_AT_1.htm

Many pictures of Revell, MiniArt, Zvezda, Academy, IBG, Trumpeter, Eduard, Hasegawa, ModelCollect, Italeri, HobbyBoss, ICM, Tamiya, Aoshima, Brengun, Hauler (with formerly Extratech items) & other manufacturers, all scales, all kinda subjects. :thumbup:

An additional summary and IBG update.

ACE
In queque:
72165 - GAZ-69 light truck with GAZ-704 trailer
72167 - GAZ-69A light truck
72173 - "Tajfun-M", russ. 8-wheeled security APC for strategic rocket units, "Topol Guardian"
72174 - BTR-82A, sov./russ. 8-wheeled APC
72177 - GAZ "Tiger", russ. 4x4 multipurpose all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle
72178 - SPM-2, 4x4 police version of the "Tiger",
72179 - "Tiger" 6A, russ. 4x4 multipurpose military vehicle
72180 - "Tiger"-M with mounted Kornet-EM ATGM
72182 - GAZ-66, sov./russ. 4x4 all-road military truck
72183 - BM-14-17-M, sov./russ. Cold War 140mm Katiusha on GAZ-66
72184 - STS "Rys", russ. modern light multi-role/tactical vehicle
72420 - VBL, french 4x4 amphibious armoured vehicle with 7,62mm MG
72421 - VBL Milan, fren. 4x4 armoured vehicle with AT missile & MG
72422 - VBL, fren. 4x4 armoured vehicle with heavy 12,7mm MG
72423 - VBL Mistral, fren. 4x4 armoured vehicle with AA missiles & MG
72424 - Centauro B-1T, ital. 8-wheeled tank destroyer, lenghtened variant
72427 - Centurion Mk 5 MBT (Israeli Defense Forces)
72433 - FV-603B Saracen Mk2, brit. 6-wheeled armoured personnel carrier
72434 - FV-651 Salamander Mk6, brit. 6x6 airport crash tender
72435 - FV-601 Saladin, brit. 6-wheeled armoured car
72436 - FV-623 Stalwart Mk2 Limber, brit. 6x6 artillery ammunition supply truck
72437 - B1 Centauro, ital. 105mm 8-wheeled reconnaissance tank destroyer
72438 - V-100 (XM-706E2), us 4×4 amphibious armoured patrol car
72439 - Centurion Sho't Kal, upgraded IDF version 1973
72440 - Nagmashot, IDF heavy armoured personnel carrier on Centurion chassis
72442 - LAV-150 4-wheeled APC, Cockerill 90mm gun variant
72443 - M-65 Lince, ital. 4-wheeled light multirole vehicle
72444 - "Mortars of Terror", homemade launcher for propane gas cylinders used in Syria lately
72531 - 3inch AT gun M5 (on M6 carriage, late version), us WWII towed AT gun
72547 - 155mm howitzer model 1918 (pneumatic wheels), us interwar/WWII towed gun
72549 - Humber Super Snipe, brit. WWII staff car + 2 figures (Montgomery & driver)
72550 - Humber Super Snipe Saloon, WWII staff car
72551 - Humber Super Snipe heavy utility car 4x2 (station wagon, woodie)
72554 - Kfz.1, Mercedes-Benz W136K Typ 170VK Kübelwagen, germ. WWII staff car
72556 - Mercedes-Benz W136 Typ 170V Polizeitourenwagen cabriolet, WWII-era police car
72557 - Mercedes-Benz W136 Typ 170V Personenwagen sedan, WWII-era 4-door limousine
72560 - Mercedes-Benz W150 Typ 770 "Großer Mercedes", Cabriolet D (5 passengers)
72562 - 57mm Gun M1 (early version), us WWII AT gun
72563 - Ordnance QF 6-pounder Mk 2, brit. WWII AT gun
72567 - Sd.Kfz.6 mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 5t (Pionieraufbau), WWII pioneers half-track
72568 - Sd.Kfz.6/1 m. Zugkraftwagen 5t (Artillerieaufbau), artillery towing variant
72569 - T-35A model 1936, sov. WWII heavy tank
72570 - 3,7cm Flak 36, germ. WWII towed AA gun

IBG
72039 - Type-89 KOU gasoline (hybrid), japanese WWII medium tank
72042 - "secret item"
72043 - Type 94, jap. WWII tankette
72049 - 44M Turan III, hungarian WWII tank
72052 - 40/43M Zrinyi II, hung. WWII assault gun with side skirts
72055 - Type 1 Chi-He, jap. WWII med. tank
72056 - Type 2 Ho-I, jap. WWII infantry support tank/self-propelled howitzer
72057 - Type 3 Chi-Nu, jap. WWII med. tank
72058 - Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai, jap. WWII med. tank
72059 - Bergepanzer III (rather rough quick build kit)
72060 - Ford G917, jap. WWII 3-ton truck (Yokohama cab)
72061 - Ford G917, germ. WWII 3-ton truck
72062 - Toldi Tank Destroyer, "Hungarian Marder" WWII
72063 - 40M Nimrod, hung. WWII AA tank
72064 - Landsverk L-62 Anti-II, swedish WWII-era AA tank

"The World at War" magazine & kit issues seem to contain:
W001 - Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. A
- Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf. a (very early version, not Ausf. A)
- Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. B
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. A (early variant on Panzer III Ausf- B chassis, with 8 road wheels)
All quick build kits, but very useful for 1939-41 campaigns.

ModelCollect
At least 3 sets of tank/vehicle crews and/or accompanying infantry.
- WWII german
- modern us
- modern russian

Regular Series
UA72021 - T-62 sov./russ. MBT
UA72043 - Sechsachsiger 80t Flachwagen SSyms, germ. WWII 6-axle railway flat wagon
UA72046 - SSC-3/4K51 "Rubezh", russ. costal defence system, 3P51M missile launcher
UA72049 - MAZ-74106 mobile air search radar 64N6 "Big Bird" support for S-300
UA72056 - GAZ-66, sov./russ. 4x4 military truck
UA72068 - E-100 with "Maus" turret, germ. WWII/1946 super heavy tank
UA72078 - Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H, Sd.Kfz.161/2 germ. WWII tank
UA72079 - Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E, Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger I initial production version
UA72084 - M1001 MAN Tractor & Pershing II Missile Erector Launcher
UA72087 - RG-31 Mk3A, south african/US modern mine protected personnel carrier
UA72088 - P.1000 Landcruiser "Ratte", fictional germ. WWII/1946 project
UA72090 - MT-LB, sov. multi-purpose tracked vehicle
UA72096 - M1001 MAN Tractor & BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile
UA72100 - T-10, sov. cold war heavy tank
UA72101 - 12,8cm Flak 40, germ. WWII heavy AA gun "Type 2"
UA72111 - Hamburg Flakturm IV, germ. WWII AA fortification/bunker
UA72120 - Leopard 2A6, germ. modern tank
UA72122 - Oshkosh M-ATV, modern US mine resistant vehicle
UA72131 - T-72 SIM1
UA72148 - Fort Austrått battery, triple 28cm turret C from germ. WWII battleship Gneisenau
UA72??? - T-55 Enigma, iraqi MBT
UA72??? - "Vena" 2S31, 120mm self-propelled mortar/cannon
UA72??? - T-10M, sov. cold war heavy tank
UA72??? - Roland SAM system

Master Level Series
MA72005 - T-64 Model 1972
MA72006 - T-72A
Upgraded editions with PE sets, metal barrels, L&L tracks, full interior details & various wheel options.

Trumpeter
7124 - E-50 Flakpanzer
7125 - E-75 (75-100 tons) Standardpanzer
7126 - E-75 Flakpanzer
7128 - KV-122 heavy tank
7129 - SU-152 self-propelled heavy howitzer (early)
7130 - SU-152 self-propelled heavy howitzer (late)
7139 - T-62 Mod.1960
7144 - T-80B
7145 - T-80BV
7146 - T-62 Mod. 1962
7147 - T-62 Mod. 1972
7148 - T-62 BDD Mod.1984 (modified Mod. 1972)
7149 - T-62 ERA (Mod.1972)
7150 - T-28 (Welded)
7151 - T-28 (Riveted)
7161 - Tiger II (Porsche turret), 105mm kwk L/68
7164 - Tiger I, 88mm kwk L/71
7165 - Jagdtiger, 128mm pak 44 L/61
7166 - Jagdtiger, 128mm kwk L/71
7167 - T-34/85
7168 - M4A3E8, 105mm
7170 - M26 (T26E3) Pershing, 90mm T15E2M2
7245 - Panther Ausf. D
7246 - Panther Ausf. A

2 more days to go. So I hope we'll maybe hear more news from First to Fight, Preiser, Mirage, MasterBox, Roden, ... . ;-)
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Posted by MicroWorld on 02 Feb 2018, 17:46

Erich von Manstein wrote:2 more days to go. So I hope we'll maybe hear more news from ... Preiser... ;-)
PREISER already placed a 2018 catalogue on their web-site ( http://preiserfiguren.de/showpage.php?SiteID=117&lang=1): very few figures in other scales and NOTHING in 1/72. :(
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Posted by Wiking on 03 Feb 2018, 07:41

Great EvM !

A T35 from ACE ?!
Would be very interesting how they do it at the plastic tree.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 02 Mar 2018, 19:52

Just to conclude this years fair report in a satisfying manner, here some more kits that were overlooked before or were announced since my last post.

ACE
72571 - 7,62cm Pak 36(r), ger. WWII AT-gun based on sov. M1936 divisional gun F-22
New & improved kit, not a re-release of the previous model.

Armory
72210 - VK 3601 (H), ger. WWII heavy tank prototype (pre Tiger I)

First to Fight
52 - Sd.Kfz. 251/4 Ausf. A, ger. WWII gun-towing half-track
53 - Sd.Kfz. 223, ger. WWII light armored reconnaissance vehicle
And definitely more to come.

Flyhawk
3008 - Renault FT-31, french interwar/WWII upgraded FT-17 with 7,5mm Reibel machine gun
3009 - Renault FT-75 BS, french interwar/WWII SPG on FT-17 chassis with short barreled 75mm Schneider gun

IBG
The first 7 issues of their "The World at War" magazine & kit cooperation will contain:
W001 - Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. A
W002 - Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf. a (very early version, not Ausf. A)
W003 - Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. A (early variant on Panzer III Ausf. B chassis, with 8 road wheels)
W004 - Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. A
W005 - Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf. A
W006 - Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. B
W007 - Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf. b (very early version, not Ausf. B)
This special range consists of quick build kits, but is very useful for 1939-41 “Blitzkrieg“ campaigns and -even more enthralling- all models are firsts in 1/72 plastic.

ModelCollect
Additions to their Regular Series
UA72086 - Vierachsiger 50t Flachwagen SSys, germ. WWII 4-axle railway flat wagon
UA72118 - 12,8cm Eisenbahnflak, ger. WWII Flak 40 on railway wagon
UA72123 - International MaxxPro plus MRAP, modern mine resistant vehicle
UA72125 - MAN M1014 8x8 tractor with M870A1 semi-trailer
UA72133 - E-100 with 12,8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
UA72??? - Flugabwehrgefechtsstand Roland auf Lkw 15t MAN
UA72??? - FlaRakRad Roland auf Lkw 15t MAN
UA72??? - Patriot 3 Launcher on MAN truck, ger. version
UA72??? - TOS-2, russ. multiple launch system on Armata universal platform

OKB Grigorov
M41 Walker Bulldog, US cold war light tank

S-Model
BMP-2, sov./russ. cold war amphibious IFV
Type 97 Te-Ke, jap. WWII tankette
This 2 announcements are expected to be in the S-Model’s classic 2 kits per box format.

Takom
5001 - Hanomag SS 100 with Meillerwagen and V2 rocket, Set of WWII ger. V2 ballistic missile with SS 100 tractor and transport trailer

UM
240 - BT-7A, sov. WWII artillery support version with 76,2mm howitzer
284 - StuIG 33 B, ger. WWII 15cm Sturm-Infanteriegeschütz on Panzer III chassis
288 - StuH 42 Ausf. G with Saukopfblende, ger. WWII Sturmhaubitze variant
452 - Sherman with FL-10 turret, egyptian cold war M4A4 variant with french AMX 13 turret

For a last time I would like to guide the readers attention to the corresponding IPMS Germany photo collection, which has grown to more than 1500 pictures in the meantime.

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Bilder_AE/Bilder_AE_1.htm
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Bilder_AT/Bilder_AT_1.htm
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Bilder_VH/Bilder_VH_1.htm

The Golden Age is still going strong.

Happy modeling! :thumbup:
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