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6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Monday, August 06, 2007

MINI WARGAMING: New 6mm Microarmor Manufacturer!

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TOP: U.S. W.W.I.I. T30 Howitzer Motor Carriage by Bob MacKenzie.

Hi All,

A new microarmor manufacturer appeared over the weekend:

ARMSTONG MINIATURES!

Welcome to the scene, ARMSTRONG!

You can find their fledgling web site here:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bob_mackenzie/ARMSTRONG_MINIATURES.htm

And according to their press release, this is their plan as a manufacturer:
We present for you a range of 1:300th scale miniatures for conducting large-scale wargames without the outlay of larger scales. The range will be added to as fast as I can!
The product range looks good with lots of rarer vehicles, previously unavailable, being included in their lines:

Prices as indicated by code, otherwise individually priced.
A= 55p, B= 80p, C=£1.50

* Means that this product is available.

Italian Range:
It1, Dovunque-Viberti Radio truck. A*
It2, Autocannone 102/35 su CM50 Milmart self propelled Naval gun 102mm. B*
It3, Autocannone 65/17 su Morris Self propelled 65mm gun. A*
It4, Armoured Morris ammunition truck for Auto portei batteries. A
It5, Lancia 3RO Self propelled 100/17 Howitzer. B
It6, Lancia 90/53 Self propelled AA gun. B
It7, M13/40 Command Tank. A
It8, 65/17 Infantry gun with crew. A
It9, Breda Tipo 90/53 - Forthcoming.
It10, Breda Tipo heavy truck. - Forthcoming.
It11, Fiat 508 Topolino - Forthcoming.
It12, Dovunque light truck - Forthcoming.
It13, Ciano self propelled 75mm AA Gun - Forthcoming.

TOP: An Armstrong prototype mini, possibly from the Italian W.W.I.I. line.

British Range:
Br1, Morris 15cwt truck with tilt. A*
Br2, Morris Radio truck Mk2. A
Br3, 18pdr Mk1 Field gun with No24 Limber (BEF/ Hungarian Battery). A
Br4, Morris FAT1. A
Br5, Bedford MW 15cwt truck with tilt. A
Br6, Bedford MW Radio truck. A
Br7, Austin K2 Ambulance. A
Br8, 6pounder Portee. A
Br9, 2pounder portee. A

TOP: U.S. W.W.I.I. T30 Howitzer Motor Carriage prototype by Bob MacKenzie.

American Range:
Am1, M3 Halftrack. A
Am2, T30 HMC mounting 75mm Pack Howitzer. A
Am3, M3 Tank Destroyer mounting “French 75”. A
Am4, T19 HMC mounting 105mm M2 Howitzer. A

Russian Range:
Ru1, SU57, SP 57mm gun. A
Ru2, SU76i 76mm self propelled gun on captured Pz3 tank chassis. A
Ru3, Odessa Tank. A
Ru4, SU45. A
Ru5, STZ5 Artillery tractor. A

TOP: An Armstrong prototype mini, possibly from the German W.W.I.I. line.

German Range:
Ge1, Pz3 F 37mm gun tank. A
Ge2, Pz3 H/J Short/Long 50mm gun tank. A
Ge3, Pz3 N 75mm howitzer tank. With etched schurtzen. A
Ge4, Stug3 B Assault gun. A
Ge5, Stug3 D Assault gun. A
Ge6, Stug3 F Assault gun. A
Ge7, Stug3 G Assault gun. With Welded & Saukopf mantlets & Etched schurtzen. A
Ge8, Stuh42 105mm Fire support with Welded & Saukopf mantlets & Etched schurtzen. A
Ge9, Pioneer Panzer3. A
Ge10, Bergepanzer3 with Anhanger. B
Ge11, leSPW-304 APC. A*
Ge12, leSPW-304 APC with Mortar. A
Ge13, leSPW-304 APC command with 37mm PAK. A
Ge14, leSPW-304 APC Pioneer wagon. A
Ge15, leSPW-304 APC Command radio. A
Ge16, 75mm PAK auf Hotchkiss. A
Ge17, 75mm PAK auf Lorraine. A
Ge18, 105mm Howitzer auf Lorraine. A
Ge19, Somua Mittlerer personnel carrier. A
Ge20, Somua Reihenwerfer. A*
Ge21, Panzerjager PAK40 auf SomuaP301. A*
Ge22, Somua “Katyuska”. A
Ge23, Somua Munitions wagen - Forthcoming.
Ge24, AML Mortar carrier. A
Ge25, Lorraine Beobachtungs wagon. A
Ge26, 76.2mmPAK39 auf SD6 “Diana”. A
Ge27, 10cm K18. A - Forthcoming.
Ge28, 24CM k18 - Forthcoming.

Empire WW2 Range:
In1, Indian Wheeled carrier. A
In2, Karrier Spider FAT. A
In3, 3.7inch Pack howitzer. A
So1, Marmon Herrington Mk2 Armoured car. A
Ca1, Otter Scout car. A

French W.W.I.I. Range:
Fr1, French 75 mounted on a medium truck - Forthcoming.
Fr2, French 25mm ATG mounted on a light truck - Forthcoming.
Fr3, Halftrack reconnaissance vehicle AMC M1929 P16 - Forthcoming.
Fr4, ZT2 25mm SPG - Forthcoming.
Fr5, ZT3 37mm SPG - Forthcoming.
Fr6, Renault AMR33 - Forthcoming.
Fr7, 4.7cm APX Anti Tank Gun - Forthcoming.

X Gauge Rail Guns & Locomotives:
X1, Kurz Bruno. £4.80 *
X2, “Winnie” 14inch gun. £4.80 *
X3, “Pooh” 18inch Rail Howitzer. £4.80 *
X4, V188 Diesel Manoeuvring Locomotive.
£3.00 *
X5, BR-- Locomotive - Forthcoming.
X6, Crew carriage. £3.00 *
X7, Ammunition van. £3.00 *
X8, Flak wagon with Flak 38. £3.00 *
X9, Flat wagon for springing mines or carrying goods. £2.00 *

And despite the new manufacturer being run by a chap named Ian Armstrong, my friend Bob is also obviously involved. You can check out his wonderful web site here:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bob_mackenzie/index.html

Have a great Monday!

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

Notes regarding photos / pictures / videos: These are not all my images and videos. I am using various images and videos from around the web, mostly from public sources and/or private sources used with permission. I have tried to include only images and videos under public domain, creative commons, or fair use. If I have inadvertently violated any copyrights, please inform me and I will remove your image/s (if it is indeed an infringement).

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