News, new stuff, etc.


SpartaCon, DeWitt (Lansing), Michigan…14Jan’24.

Good games, good games, bad dice…

In the works.    SWE-102, Saab Draken. Goal is to sell / make more than Saab did. Est price $4. Should be before Little Wars (Late April’24), should have it late March.

HOL-002. This is HOL-001 with skis. Customer to remove landing gear pants/ spats, file to remove burrs, epoxy skis into place. Available now, $4.50



Been a busy couple of months.

New CY6 books

Released and ready for your gaming pleasure. Pining for the Fjords – Norway, 1940. Scenario book covering Norwegian resistance to German attacks – most of the air combat is British vs. German. Retail $25, our price is $23. Published by Skirmish Campaigns.

Releases 31Oct23. Battles Above 4, Russia. Covers from Winter War between Russians and Finns as well as start to end of Continuation War. Hey, Buffalo fans, here’s where it shines…  $35 retail. Published by I-94 Enterprises.

New planes from Raiden Miniatures

USA-125 – F-18E Super Hornet. $6.

GER-002 – He-51. Technically, this is a rerelease as the He-51 which we offered years ago but pulled due to poor strength of landing gear and cumbersome assembly. That’s taken care of with this 2 pc mini. $4.

And then as we need more Russian planes…..

RUS-007 Yak-1 $3.

RUS-010 Yak-1B $3

RUS-012 Yak-7B $3

RUS-013 Yak-9D $3.

RUS-015 Pe-2. $4.

USA-106 – remaster of F-100D. Profile is now correct. $4.

USA-117 – new release of Wild Weasel version of F-100. $4.

HOL-001 – remaster of Fokker DXXI. Our previous offering required gluing the landing gear onto the mini. The remaster is a 1 pc casting though a minimum of cuttin’n’fussin’ required to get skis onto it. Instructions will be posted when mini is available. This is expected as a Dec 23 release.

And to start 2024, JAP-21, Ki-21B Sally with dorsal turret

See you at Fall-In.



Lining things up for Historicon, July’23….

New CY6 book from Skirmish Campaigns. Subject is the announced in fall of 2014 book ‘Fighting the Phoenix’, Iran – Iraq war, 1980-88

aircraft roster will be posted shortly. We’ll have 3 new planes in support of the book and they are:

USA-114. F-5E Tiger II. $3.

RUS-110. MiG-21 MF. $3.

RUS-111. MiG-21 PFM. $3.

We are running 2 games at Historicon, one Thursday evening, the other Friday evening.

Tending to aging parents has really cut into time to get things done, but the folks come first. Dad just passed (98) and was a B-24 pilot. Mom’s a feisty 95. I will be out of the shop from today, May 27 till about mid June. Email is the best way to get hold of us. Chris will be at the shop awaiting your orders with baited breath…

GHQ should be announcing having our decals in stock with their next email update.

New decal. AL-105. Combines AL-101 and AL-103 which are being obsoleted. AL-105 is a new and updated decal sheet.

If you need specific items brought to Historicon, please let me know by July10…


30 Oct 22.

Fall-In. 4-6 Nov, Lancaster, PA. Back to the Host on the east side of town on US-30.

New releases for Fall-In.

RUS-14. Tu-2. General purpose twin engine attack and bomber aircraft for the latter half of WW2 and into Korea and beyond. Widely exported during Cold War.

USA-25 B-25J gun nose. The late war strafer version – oodles of 50 cal pointed forward.

Prices unconfirmed – have to do a final review of manufacturing costs – but should be $4 and $5.50 respectively.

We run a tin based alloy for casting and it’s rolling up on $20 per pound. Ouch.

Due to family health concerns – aging parents (98/94) and the need to leave on short notice, I’m not running any games at Fall-In. We are sponsoring games for CY6 in 1/285 – 1/300 scale.

We’ve purchased the ‘Fight’s On!’ line. Not all items have been continued. This was a data driven sales and manufacturing decision.


Catching up on things.

Released and now available.

POL 1 – Pzl-11 and POL 2, Pzl 24. Both are 3 piece minis. Fuselage and wing integral, landing gear and struts for each side are one piece castings. As with our newer expected low volume castings, these are $4 retail.

RUS 006 – Il2m3 Sturmovik – 2 seat version headed to production casting. Posted release date of 1 Oct should be closer to mid Sept. And yes, rear gunner and machine gun are there….


Aug 20, 21,22. Nashcon, Nashville, TN. We will be there, our first time. Looking forward to it. Nicely impressed with the folks, productive effort and selection of games offered to Joe Gamer. I counted 9 tournaments ongoing Saturday.

Oct 1,2,3. Advance the Colors, Springfield, Oh. Always a good show but we won’t be there as…..

It’s the same weekend as Pro or Con, Livonia, Michigan (one of our backyard shows), which we will attend.

Historicon (pushing Fall-In to the curb for the year). 10-14 Nov., 2021. Valley Forge / King of Prussia, PA.

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Update on my daughter’s cancer battle. She died of cancer on 7 July, aged 43 yr 8 months.

The prayers offered and cash contributed to her go fund me account were humbly and gratefully received. Thank you. College funds being established.

Trying to convince her husband to move south of Ann Arbor, Mi. from Fort Worth, Tx, where my son and his family live in order to lend a hand in raising the kidlets.   I’ll wind up moving that way in all likelihood, though no rush.


Aircraft releases – up next. Il2m3, Sturmovik. October target release.

F-15’s and F-5’s, back to the bench for work. A redo of the SBD is forthcoming. It’s time for an upgrade. After badgering (oops, sorry, customer feedback), The CR-32 has been moved up the line. Yes, Irv, it’s because of you…..



Nov’20. JAP 030, Ki-49 Helen. Japanese WW2 medium bomber in 1/285, single piece casting. $6.

ITA 010, Cant Z 1007, Italian three engine medium bomber in 1/285, single piece casting, $8.

USA-119, B-66 Destroyer, USAF twin engine bomber. $11. Three piece casting – integral fuselage / wing, engine nacelles are parts 2 and 3.

USA-134, A-10 Thunderbolt II. USAF tank killer supreme. 1 pc casting. $6.


8 Feb 20

Well, Happy belated New Year.

Upcoming conventions –

Battlefields, Livonia, Michigan, March 7

Cold Wars, Lancaster, PA, March 13-15

In less cheery news, my adult daughter Cory – who used to get drug along to numerous conventions 25-30 years ago – has recently been diagnosed with cancer at age 42. Diagnosis is stage 4 colon cancer. Low survival rate. She lives in Fort Worth, Tx, so 1100 miles from me. Horrid news.

One of her friends in Ft. Worth started a Go Fund Me page for her. She’s the breadwinner in the family. While her insurances cover the medical aspects and she has decent savings and investments, any contributions are thankfully and prayerfully accepted.

Site link is:


3 Nov 19


Ready for Fall-In, GBR 109, Hawker Sea Hawk.  $3.50 should be available on Nov 9.

Announced and should take delivery / be available at Fall-In. CY6! Jet Age book, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. USN battles over Vietnam, 1965-68. Price is $25.

Basic aircraft roster is:

F-4 x 5           USA 104
F-8 x 6           USA 103
A-1 x 4           USA 132
A-4 x 12         USA 102
A-6A x 6        MSD model.USM-029
SH-2 x 1        n/a

MiG-17F x 11       RUS 103
MiG-19 x 1           RUS 101
MiG-21 x 3           RUS 104



New release, GBR 32, Blenheim IF  $5.00

5 Aug 19

New decals

for 1/285-1/300 armor, German tank turret numbers in black (NB-105) and white (NW-105).

reprinted and improved, US-103. Now includes Fall’42-July’43 markings. 25-75″ sizes address P-38’s (25 inch insignia, booms) to B-17’s (75″, wings). With a bit of algebra, these will work on 1/144 and 1/200 fighters as well.



USA-123, F-16C is now available. $4.


New release effective today.

GER 37, FW-190D.   $3

Expected Historicon release

Last Monday, June 10, the purchase of the Scale Specialties of decals, name, rights and designs were sold by Penelope Harms – widow of Norm – to I-94 Enterprises. We now have all the decals in our possession.  We will be adding the 1/160 items as well as the 10mm Samurai line of decals to the website shortly.

Historicon. We’ll be there, back side of row one.  GHQ will not be attending. We will be bringing our selection of their goodies as well as some stock up.

29 May 19
New stuff released today
JAP 006. Ki-67 Peggy  $6.00
SWE 004 Saab Gripen $4.00

Expected release 30 May
Reprinted decals
NB-103. 15/20 mm tank turret numbers.
New decals
LL-100. Numbers / letters in blue. Sizes are .06,.08,10″.
MI-119. Canadian, German armor insignia in 1/285 / 6mm scale and chevrons in black and white. This will obsolete sheet MI-107.
MI-120. Ambulance decals in 1/285 / 6mm



New and in stock, USA 38, B-26C Marauder in 1/285 scale. $6.



New aircraft miniature. Raiden ITA 009, SM-79. $6.00

GBR 28, Mosquito FB Mk VI  $5


Revised decals back in stock.

MI 100 – Cards, dice, 8 balls. Updated images.

MI 105 – Polish Insignia. Updated and revised to include Polish Falcons in white, red and red on white.

New Stuff.

1/285 planes.

JAP 18 – Ki-21 Sally. $6.

JAP 29 – Ki-48 Lily. $5.

2 new Check Your 6! compatible books are available , both WW2 Pacific theater.

BLD 106  Battles Above 3 – The 3rd WW2 book and 5th overall from Brian DeWitt. Over 70 scenarios running from Dec 7 (Philippines) to July’45. Stats for new planes included. Scenarios range from small to ‘get the gang over’ large.  $35

SGG 01 Desperate Measures.  From 3 California based guys, their first effort is a gem. Well annotated and documented, covers the period of summer of 1944 to end of the war with an emphasis on Kamikaze actions – usually escorted. Ship stats included. Over 48 scenarios. Artwork is gorgeous. Over 80 pages with notes, stats, commentary and background. $35


New releases for Historicon 2017

ITA 007 – CR 42 -in stock. $3.50 each

Scenario books – authored by Brian DeWitt, published by Beacon / I-94 (us)

BLD 103. Battles Above, Volume 1.  Europe.

This 70 scenario volume goes early, mid and late war. Fighter skirmishes, sweeps, bomber streams and a general assortment of mid to large scenarios. 24 new aircraft and stats for them. Total aircraft roster is on our website. Book is in our hands and it makes its debut at Historicon.    $35 retail

BLD 104. Battles Above, Volume 2. Malta

This 32 scenario book includes Crete and general Mediterranean actions. Total aircraft roster is on our website. Book is in our hands and it makes its debut at Historicon.    $25 retail.

New goodies from Goblintooth (MSD) and MSD will be at the show.

We’ll also have decals on hand from Kevin Hammond (MiscMinis) at the booth as well as Dom’s Decals.



1 June ’17

Released today, JAP-25, Ki-27 Nate in 1/285 scale. Nice model. Playing toymaker has some therapy to it. $3.00

We are on schedule to have 2 new supplement / scenario books compatible with Check Your 6! ready for a Historicon release (July 13, 2017)

Titles have yet to be formalized but one concentrates on Malta campaign at 24 scenarios, the other across Western Europe and North Africa, early to late at 70+ scenarios. Prices TBD, estimating $25 and $30 respectively.

20 April ’17

New planes as of today.

USA 133 – Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star   $3.00

GBR 27 – Bristol Beaufighter – $5.00

FRA 107 – Mirage F-1 – $3.00

TW-100 – Me-323 Gigant (resin casting)   $24.00 each or 3 for $60. 1 pc model, no assembly required.

22 March ’17

Decal reprints / upgrades

Decals – Reprints / back in stock
BR-101, LB-102 – revised and upgraded.
US-118 and US 119 have been revised, upgraded and reprinted as 1 sheet – US-118. US 119 has been discontinued.


Rules. CY6 Jet Age compatible – Crusaders Over ‘Nam. 11 scenarios in which F-8’s scored kills. Good scenarios, well documented, great cover art.  Retail is $18.


New releases in stock.

GBR 023. Bristol Blenheim IV   $5.00

RUS 011. Polikarpov I-153    $3.50.

New Stuff

WWI scenarios – official name is ‘Colorful Skies 1’ and ‘Colorful Skies 2’- for scenarios for 1916-1917 and Vol 2, 1918 – are on hand. Prices are $25 each. Brian DeWitt is the author. I-94 Enterprises (technically Beacon Publications) is the publisher.

29 Sep ’16


New stuff, 1/285 aircraft.. They’ll make their debut at Advance the Colors, Springfield, Ohio, this weekend.
GER 033 – Do-17Z  $6.00
GER 030 – Me-262A $3.00
JAP 024 – Ki-84 Frank $3.00
FRA 004 – Br-693  $3.50
GBR 030 – Defiant $3.00
GBR 033 – Blenheim IVF $5.00  (Blenheim IV should be 1 Nov)

8 Sept ’16

Goblintooth, the WWI line which disappeared about 2004, is back.  MSD Games has picked up the line – planes, rules, stands – and is in stock.

We have a restock of GBR 7, GBR 10.

USA 121, F-14 Tomcat. $6. Restock on GER 24, Ta-154, $3

FR-103 – French flag decals

On the bench, in various stages of work up.

I-153, Pzl 11 and 24; A-6 Intruder; Mirage F-1, F-80 Shooting Star

FR-103 – French flag decals

From MSD…

B-1 Lancer  $25   B-2 Spirit  $25    Yak-9  $3  Chinese  J-10 & J-20. $6 each. Saab Viggen $6.  Russian (too late for WW2) Bi-1 rocket plane, $3. Caproni 314, $6. F-86D, $3.

3 planes for March.

USA 42, B-17G; CAN 101, CF-100; RUS 106, Su-17

New decals

BR-127 – British flags. Union Jack, St. George’s and St. Andrews crosses
GR-121 – German names, black, target is 15mm armor. Emphasis on historical names, famous leaders and Norse mythology. They should work well for 1/200-1/300 bomber / larger aircraft.
GR-122  -Same as GR-121 but in white.  GR-121 is shown in the description photo for clarity. White doesn’t scan well.

FR-103 – French flag decals

On the bench, in various stages of work up.

A nice slew of new products on hand.

IN-202 will be replacing IN-201. IN-202 are magnets, 3/16″ diameter x 1/16 ” thick (4.8 x 1.5mm), replacing the 3/16″ diameter x .8mm thick magnets. Packaging and price stay the same, 50 magnets for $10. Once IN-201 is out of stock, they won’t be restocked. For them moment, you can find them on sale on this site or in the surplus bin of our ‘shopping cart’, the ekm powercart site.

New – IN-203.  1/4″ dia (6.4mm) spherical magnet. Pricing will be 6 for $6.00. These have a number of uses and will mate up with flight stand and aircraft adaptors to permit the planes to show roll/pitch/yaw. Tested for 4+ years now – if you’ve seen one of the games we run at a convention, that’s it.

New- FS-5. A pack of 12 pcs of a stand adaptor meant to fit a 1/8″ (3.1mm) rod and seat a 1/4″(6/3mm) spherical magnet. Slips over rod for fast and secure mounting. Pricing is 12 pcs for $10.

FS-10.  A pack of 12 pcs of a miniature mounted adaptor. A steel product, this permits the aircraft miniature to show roll, pitch and yaw.  Glues into hole in bottom of miniature and is magnetically attached to stand. Pack of 12 is $10.

You’ll  need 1 pack for every 12 stands or every 12 planes. You will also need 1 pack of 6 pcs (IN-203) spherical magnets for every 6 stands.

For 24 stands, 4 packs IN-203, 2 packs FS-5 are needed. Then, for every 12 planes, 1 pack of FS-10.

Dec’14 update

27Dec14  Back in production and available.

GBR-107, Gloster Javelin; DAN 001, Fokker D XXI; HOL 001, Dutch / Finnish version of Fokker D XXI

New release, USA 107, F9F Cougar


10 Dec 14. USA-029, P-36 in  stock

29 Oct14    New planes.

USA 44, P-39 Airacobra.  FRA 3, MB-152. $3 each.


New Releases


Up and coming stuff.

GER-002 He-51 $4.00

USA-106 – remaster / update of F-100C  $4.00

USA-117 – new item, F-100F in support of Fighting the Phoenix

Remaster / redo of HOL-001, Fokker DXXI. Bringing this up to date and will be a 1 pc casting


Russian WW2.

Yak-1, Yak-1bis, Pe-2, Yak-7, Yak-9D to support Nov’23 release of Battles Above 4, Russian front

Redo / remaster of RUS-002 and -3. Sb-2 and Sb-2 bis using less drag inducing M-103 engine / radiator arrangement.


Historicon Update & New Releases

As a number of folks know, this is ‘The Side Job’ and from time to time, takes 2nd place to ‘Ye Olde Realle Jobbe’. Which explains lack of updates in May and June.

Historicon – next week, July 18-21 in Fredericksburg, VA. We are booth 203, so 2nd aisle, 2nd row. Corner booth.

New releases

We redid the masters and molds for most of the March releases in order to produce a more robust gaming miniature. These will be available at Historicon

New items. As of this writing, we expect the following new items to be ready at Historicon.

JAP 16 – Ki-61 Tony. $2.75

JAP 19 – G4M1 Betty    $6.00

JAP 20 – G4M2 Betty    $6.00

USA 28  – P-26 Peashooter. This will be a 1 pc casting, so integral landing gear.

USA 31  – CW-21A  $3.00……USA 32 – CW-21B   $3.00  Used by the Chinese Nationalists and Dutch respectively, these 2 items are really intended to flesh out some early war offerings.

GBR 13 – Gladiator – $3.50.  Long out of production, this model has been completely redone. Landing gear are integral to the model. This is a much better model than what was previously available.

RUS 8  –  I-15   $3.50. New item, and again, landing gear integral to model. Limited assembly required.

RUS 9 – I-152   $3.50. As RUS 8, new release w/ integral landing gear and limited assembly.

GBR 24 – Fairey Fulmar – $2.75

And in the works…

GBR 22 – 2 seat Hurricane. In and of itself, benign, but used by Soviet forces as an artillery observation and command aicraft.

USA 6 – Re releasing of the B-29. Look for this in September.

ITA 6. MC 205. Likely August.

B-25 Family. More later as we get closer to a release.

JAP 18, 21. Ki-21 Sallys. Likely October, possibly September.

Flight stand update. We’re back to the drawing board, the Mk I version needing some work.

Show preorders. We pack on Tuesday, leaving Wednesday. Last time to call in an order for us to bring to HIstoricon is Monday, July 15 at 8 eastern.

See you at Historicon.

The Planes Are Here

Photos will be posted when we return from Cold Wars. The planes will be released at Cold Wars, 7 March. We will also have the new CY6 book ‘Floatplane Hell’ as well as a mess of freshly painted aircraft and armor available for sale.

 See you at Cold Wars. Drive safe.