The rate of new releases has yet to slow down, in fact there seems to be even more new releases this week, despite the fact that we have entered the summer months, usually a quiet time for the modelling world. Again, rather than list everything, I thought that I would just use the new releases to highlight a part of our range. This week it’s the very popular Zvezda ‘Art of Tactic’ series that’s in the spotlight.
Zvezda are a Russian kit manufacturer who traditionally have produced a great range of military subjects in both 1/35th scale and1/72 scale. That changed slightly with their release of the war game/board game hybrid ‘Art of Tactic’. To support the game, Zvezda have released a huge range of mini packs retailing at around £2.99 that features infantry and artillery sets in 1/72nd scale, tanks & vehicles in 1/100th scale and aircraft in 1/144th to 1/200th scale.
However, even if you dont plan to play the ‘Art of Tactic’ game, the models are just superb. At 1/100th scale the vehicles are ideal to supplement a Flame of War force, and the small units of 1/72nd scale figures are a great way of putting together a force to use with any number of rules sets from ‘Mum I aint been shot yet’, Rapid Fire’ , Rate of Fire and even the forthcoming ‘Bolt Action’ rules set.
The latest releases include a 1/100th scale Sd.Kfz 222 armoured car:
In 1/72 scale, a set of German Gebirsjager or mountain troops:
And finally, Soviet a 76mm infantry gun with crew:
There are some 40 of these sets already available, with more on the way. Although the existing sets are primarily focused on German and Soviet forces, there’s good news for modellers – Zvezda have plans to release some early war British and Allied subjects. If you like the format, you may also be interested to know that Zvezda also do similar sets of Samurai models. I cannot begin to tell you how well modelled and moulded these sets are. If you have n’t tried them, at £2.99, you wont break the bank in checking out a pack!