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31 December 2009:

  • Updated Kit List: AER.

30 December 2009:

29 December 2009:

28 December 2009:

  • Updated Resin Kit List: AER, for their latest releases.
  • New Resin Diorama Manufacturer: YS Masterpieces.

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22 December 2009:

  • Updated Accessory List: Black Dog, for their latest releases.
  • New Figure List: Black Dog.
  • Comments are added to the Academy Kübelwagen, thanks to info obtained from Francisco Bexiga.

21 December 2009:

  • Updated Kit List: Ace, for their latest releases.
  • Updated Kit List: ICM, for their latest releases.
  • Comments are added to the Academy Kübelwagen, by Ilian Filipov.
  • Comments are added to the Hasegawa Kübelwagen, by Ilian Filipov.

20 December 2009:

19 December 2009:

  • Comments are added to the Academy Kübelwagen, by Rob Haelterman.
  • New Gallery entry: Hunor Toldi I, by László Somogyi

18 December 2009:

17 December 2009:

  • Decal Set Previews for Decal Details sets JP-103 and US-113 by Al Magnus
  • Updated Kit List: Cromwell, for their latest releases.
  • Updated Figures List: Cromwell, for their latest releases.

16 December 2009:

  • Decal Set Previews for Decal Details sets GR-112 and GR-113 by Al Magnus

15 December 2009:

14 December 2009:

  • Our server went down for a couple of days, so we feel an apology is in place to all people that have suffered from withdrawal symptoms.
    We also need to thank Jolyon for the Tech Support that was required to get us back on-line.
  • Updated kit list: Dragon, for their latest release
  • Updated kit list: Minitracks, for their latest releases
  • Updated kit list: Archer Fine Transfers for about a dozen new entries for their latest releases plus previews of sets AR74002W and AR72048W.

08 December 2009:

  • Comments are added to the Hasegawa Kübelwagen, by Rob Haelterman.

07 December 2009:

  • On the Way! search, once powered by Google, has now been replaced by the Freefind search engine. We found that the Google search was not indexing our site to its fullest extent and testing of Freefind was much more complete in the results it returned. The location of the On the Way! search on the site has not changed and remains accessible from the menu bar atop of each of our major sections.
  • Comments are added to the Italeri Kübelwagen kits, by Rob Haelterman.
  • Updated diorama list: Italeri
  • Updated Kit list: MW

06 December 2009:

04 December 2009:

  • More details about and minor issues with the kits representing the Sd.Kfz.251 "Stuka zu Fuss", Sd.Kfz.251/2 and Sd.Kfz.251/10 Ausf.D are added to
    "Collective review of (part of) Dragon's Sd.Kfz.251 series", by Rob Haelterman.
  • New Diorama Manufacturer list: Masterpiecemodels

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29 November 2009:

  • Updated Kit List: Ace, for their latest releases.
  • Updated Kit List: Euromodel, which is now back in production.

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19 November 2009:

  • Rob Tas helps us out with our continuing quest to figure out, once and for all, which Dragon kits were released with the black vinyl tracks and/or diecast hulls, and if any of these were later released with DS tracks and/or plastic hulls. He unearthed some unexpected information about the contents of these kits.
    Any further info is still very much appreciated.
  • New Figure List: Giesbers

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07 November 2009:

  • We are again a step closer at covering the whole series of Sd.Kfz.251 kits offered by Dragon as
    kit 7351 is now added to the
    "Collective review of (part of) Dragon's Sd.Kfz.251 series", by Rob Haelterman.
    Unfortunately, the remaining kit is not in our possession, so we would like to make an appeal to fellow modelers who can help us fill in that one remaining gap.
  • A blatant error regarding the mufflers of the Sd.Kfz.234 was discovered in the review of Italeri's Sd.Kfz.234/3, by Rob Haelterman. The record has now set straight.

06 November 2009:

  • We are trying to figure out, once and for all, which Dragon kits were released with the black vinyl tracks and/or diecast hulls, and if any of these were later released with DS tracks and/or plastic hulls. Any info will be much appreciated.
  • Preview: Modell Trans Schwebelafette, by Tony Ivey
  • Preview: Modell Trans Ostketten, by Rob Haelterman
  • Updated Kit List: IBG, for their latest releases.

05 November 2009:

04 November 2009:

02 November 2009:

  • With much fanfare and press coverage, the OTW admin team would like to introduce our newest feature - On the Way! search, powered by Google, and accessible from the menu bar atop of each of our major sections.
    Have you ever want to know what Doug Chaltry has written for OTW? What about manufacturers of DAF vehicles? Now you can find out about these and and many other interesting tidbits, so let your fingers do the walking through OTW and enjoy!
  • We have added a long overlooked manufacturer: Milicast. Even though listed as 1/76, many items will do nicely along 1/72 armor. Lists have been created for
  • We have also updated and added lists for Al.By, which is now back in production, although with a very much reduced catalogue. Lists are available for

01 November 2009:

28 October 2009:

  • Updated Resin Kit List: Fan Kit, for their latest releases.

27 October 2009:

26 October 2009:

  • A picture by Henk Timmerman of Stencilit sets 3001 and 3004 is added to the Stencilit page.

25 October 2009:

23 October 2009:

  • Preview: Bison Decals Hungarian Tanks in WW2 by Rob Haelterman
  • Preview: Stencilit US Markings by Rob Haelterman
  • Another update to the IPMS USA Nationals report identifying a few more attendess at the Braille Scale get-together plus a few of the model pictures. If anyone can supply missing names for the attendee picture or for any of the model pictures please contact the OTW staff at staff(at)onthewaymodels(dot)com or contributions(at)onthewaymodels(dot)com. It would be appreciated!

22 October 2009:

  • Updated Decal List: Aleran for their latest addition.
  • Tony MacKinder adds information about the preview of the MGM M42, by Tony Ivey

21 October 2009:

  • Updated Accessories List: Modell Trans for their latest addition.

20 October 2009:

  • Updated Manufacturer List: HQ72 diorama items with extensive additions to their line, and we have separated the diorama items from the HQ72 accessory list to make them easier to find.

19 October 2009:

  • A picture by Elliott Winthrop of Stencilit set 3003 "GB stars, numbers and symbols" is added to the Stencilit page.
  • New Resin Accessory List: Balaton Modell.
  • Updated Resin Kit Manufacturer List: Balaton Modell.

18 October 2009:

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15 October 2009:

  • New Accessory Manufacturer List: ET Model, from China.
  • An update to the IPMS USA Nationals report to add a picture of the attendess at the Braille Scale get-together. If anyone can supply missing names for the attendee picture or for any of the model pictures please contact the OTW staff at staff(at)onthewaymodels(dot)com or contributions(at)onthewaymodels(dot)com. It would be appreciated!

14 October 2009:

  • Today Stefano Dell'Acqua shows us how he corrected and superdetailed Dragon's StuG IV.
  • New PE Accessory Manufacturer: Voyager

13 October 2009:

  • We have added Y.C. Wang's comments about the misaligned sprocket teeth on both the Dragon and Esci/Italeri King Tiger kits to their respective Kit List pages.
  • Updated Kit List: Ace, for their latest releases.
  • New Gallery Entries: Roden Opel Blitz , Roden Sd.Kfz.263 , all by Vladislav Shinkariuk

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01 October 2009:

  • We would like to thank all contributors, past and present, but especially those that answered our call to honor our 10th anniversary. We received a large number of contributions during the month of September, and we are still progressing most of them. Rest assured, even if your article hasn't been published yet, it is the date of submission that makes it eligible for participation in our raffle. Once we get the house in order we will announce the winners.
  • New Gallery Entries: Trumpeter KV-2, Italeri Jagdtiger, Revell M2A2 Bradley and Italeri Sd.Kfz. 234/2, all by Luiz Delazari

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16 September 2009:

  • Updated Resin Manufacturer: DToys

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02 September 2009:

  • Updated Kit List: Cromwell, for their latest releases.

01 September 2009:

  • New Resin Manufacturer: Kingfisher Miniatures
  • New Resin Manufacturer: 7 Star Hobbies
  • Updated Resin Manufacturer: RetroTracks. Includes a couple of new items from this company, which is actually the RetrokiT vehicle line now under a new name Retrotracks, while RetrokiT will continue as the umbrella name for company as a whole.

31 August 2009:

30 August 2009:

Well folks, this sort of makes me feel old, but On The Way! is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. My, how it's grown over the years! It seems like just yesterday when it took his first, wobbly steps into the world wide web. And when it spoke its first word (I think it was "references"), well, my chest was bursting with pride. Like any proud parent, I am still amazed at its growth, and I look forward to many more years of achievements and accomplishments (though I am already looking forward to it moving out of the house at 18 happy.gif )

While I am not 100% certain what exact day I first put the site on-line, I am pretty sure that it was sometime in September of 1999. So I am asking for help from the modeling community in celebrating the site's 10th birthday. The site can't continue to grow without your help. Although we now have three people working on the site's managing committee (well, two and a half, since I do almost nothing), we still need material to post. Since we receive almost no review items from manufacturers, and none of us buy the volume of kits that we used to in the past, we would ask that the site viewers step up with contributed model reviews.

We'll take any kind of contribution: construction reviews, in-box previews, gallery entries, research articles, etc.

Take a look at our Guide for Contributors, and you will see it is quite easy to participate. All it takes is a good camera. I also want to reiterate a point mentioned in the Guide: don't worry if your English is not fluent. We are more than happy to edit your reviews for you. I really want to encourage contributions from modelers all around the world, and also of all skill levels too.

In order to encourage contributions, I have decided to hand out a couple of prizes. I will keep the names of all contributors who send in reviews to OTW during the month of September. At the end of the month, I will randomly draw the names out of a hat for the winner of the prizes. One drawing will be made for each of the following categories: Gallery, Construction Reviews, In-box Previews, and Articles, so there will be four winners.

The prizes are nothing too special; I have in mind a free model kit for each prize. I will, of course, discuss the kit options with each winner so that you don't end up winning a model that you already have 5 of in your collection happy.gif

You can have your name added multiple times into the drawing by sending in multiple contributions. However, in order to spread the wealth, each contributor can win in only one category. But sending in multiple contributions will still increase your odds of winning.

A note about OTW emails: We recently had some trouble with our email addresses. We received absolutely no email between late April and late July. If you had sent us an email in that time period, and not received a reply, please resend it. We are almost certain that the email is working correctly now, but if you don't get a reply to any email (even an acknowledgment that we received a contributed article), please post a note on the Braille Scale modeling forum at Missing Links, and one of us will see it and investigate the problem.

So get writing folks! Let's see how much we can grow the site in September.

-Doug

27 August 2009:

26 August 2009:

  • Updated Kit List: UM, for their latest releases.

25 August 2009:

24 August 2009:

  • A preview for Photosniper 20, by Rob Haelterman, is added to the Kagero page.

23 August 2009:

  • Construction reviews: ICM Sd.Kfz.222 by Rob Haelterman and
    another take (though not as detailed or as knowledgeable as Rob Haelterman's review) on the same
    ICM Sd.Kfz.222 by Al Magnus
  • Construction review: ICM Sd.Kfz.260 by Rob Haelterman

21 August 2009:

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19 August 2009:

18 August 2009:

  • Construction review for Al.By T-70A by Jean-Claude Glineur
  • Updated Kit List for Hät for their latest releases
  • Updated Kit List for Italeri for their latest releases

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13 August 2009:

10 August 2009:

  • Kit List Update: a wide choice of new entries for Cromwell
  • New Figure List: Cromwell

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26 July 2009:

  • New kit list: Egys
  • Updated Manufacturer: Italeri, for their release of the PzKpfw II Ausf.F and for their diorama items.

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20 July 2009:

19 July 2009: Stephen Brezinski is here today with two previews:

08 July 2009:

  • New Kit Manufacturer: Pobeda, from Russia.

06 July 2009:

  • New Kit Manufacturer: Fan Kit, from Rumania.

04 July 2009:

30 June 2009:

29 June 2009:

Not a new Manufacturer to enter the market, but one that we missed from the kit lists all these years: Azimut Conversions and Accessories

27 June 2009:

  • Updated Manufacturer: Ace, for their latest releases.
  • New Decal Manufacturer: Peddinghaus

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10 June 2009:

09 June 2009:

  • Updated Kit Manufacturer: Italeri, for the their release of the Esci M3A1 Scout Car.
  • New/Updated Kit Manufacturer: Dan Models, from Romania. This company is the former Detail 72 and Miniatur Models manufacturer.
  • Updated Kit Manufacturer: Brach Model.
  • Updated Kit Manufacturer: IBG to include their four new versions of the Chevrolet C15A No.13 truck.

06 June 2009:

05 June 2009:

  • New Resin Accessory Manufacturer: S.B.S. Model, from Hungary.
  • New Resin Kit Manufacturer: DreamModel, from China, which produces at the present time a set of PLA airfield ground vehicles.

03 June 2009:

  • New Plastic Kit Manufacturer: Hobby Boss, from Macau, China.
  • New Resin Conversion Kit Manufacturer: Lonewulf, from the UK.

02 June 2009:

  • New Resin Kit Manufacturer: Fairy, from Japan.

27 May 2009:

25 May 2009:

  • New Plastic Kit Manufacturer: ACE Corporation, from South Korea. From what little info we have on this manufacturer, we know that it is not related to Ace (Ukraine) and it appears that their kits are knockoffs of Revell offerings, though we have no idea yet of their quality or how close they duplicate the original Revell molds.

22 May 2009:

  • New Decal Manufacturer: Kagero, from Poland.
  • Updated Kit Manufacturer: Italeri, for their Fast Build series and their new AB43, plus their re-releases of the ESCI Bishop Mk.I and Panzerjager I 4.7cm PAK.

21 May 2009:

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19 May 2009:

  • New Accessory Manufacturer:DToys, from South Korea.

18 May 2009

  • Update to the Construction Review for the RPM Panhard 178 family , by Al Magnus, to add the Sp.Pzw. P204(f) mit 50mm KwK L/42 variant, kit no. 72303.

17 May 2009:

  • Updated Manufacturer: Armo decals , with a review of set 72417 by Rob Haelterman

16 May 2009

  • A brief review and a picture of sets 72014 and 72015, by Rob Haelterman, have been added to the Black Lion Decals page.

15 May 2009:

  • Updated Manufacturer:Italian Kits Armor 72 (for E393N Aircraft Direction Finder trailer & Viberti 1100 Ambulance), plus their new line of accessories.
  • Preview of Preiser sets 72522 and 72531, by Rob Haelterman

13 May 2009:

  • New Diorama Manufacturer:MiniArt, plus a review of their East European Village House by Jeff Hamblen.
  • Preview of Preiser set 72523, by Rob Haelterman
  • Links related to the article on the UM Pz. 38(t) Series by Rob Haelterman, have been repaired.
  • Updated Accessories Manufacturer:Atak Model, to add resin zimmerit offerings for Hasegawa Jagdpanzer IV L/48 or L/70.

12 May 2009:

  • An error in the parts description for the various "Stuka zu Fuss" variants offered by Dragon has been corrected in the "Collective review of (part of) Dragon's Sd.Kfz.251 series"

11 May 2009:

10 May 2009:

  • Stephen Brezinski adds another chapter to his "All things Sturmgeschütz" series, with an article on how to build Finnish Sturmi Ps531-17.

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4 May 2009:

  • Manufacturer Update: For MGM. Numerous new kits and a new list for their line of figures.

1 May 2009:

  • Manufacturer Update: For AP Models. A complete overhaul of the lists for their product line, which includes kits, accessories, figures, and diorama items. Due to the large amount of changes it may be that some items were missed. If anyone should have additional items to add please email us with the information.

30 April 2009:

  • New Diorama Accesory Manufacturer: Jadar, with a preview of set 72004 by Rob Haelterman.
  • New Diorama Accesory Manufacturer: Super Euromodeller.

29 April 2009:

  • Al has been able to dig out more info about Microscale, while Rob gives a preview of 6 of the sets, with a picture of each sheet.
  • Updated Kit List: Profiline (Steyr 1500 Radio and Ambulance trucks).

28 April 2009:

  • New Plastic Kit Manufacturer: Profiline, from the Czech Republic.

27 April 2009:

  • Rob Haelterman gives a preview of 6 of the Almarks sets, with a picture of each sheet.
  • New Construction Review: UM Leningrad Draisine, by Al Magnus
  • Updated Kit List: Academy (added U.S. M977 8×8 Cargo Truck).

26 April 2009:

  • New Figure List: Martello International
  • New Decal List: Alby
  • New Decal List: Microscale
  • New Decal List: Almarks

    The latter two are vintage decal sets, of which we have found little info. Modelers who know more are invited to share their knowledge.

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20 April 2009:

  • New Resin Kit Manufacturer: Aescala

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16 April 2009

  • New Decal List: Company B, with some comments about some of the sets.

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03 April 2009

02 April 2009: I didn't pay attention yesterday, when updating the DOC model kit list. Some plastic items inadvertently made it into the kit list for resin items. This is now rectified and all DOC lists have been updated and a new one added.

01 April 2009: Updated Kit List: DOC Models

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