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Feb 13, 2018
The Grand Fleet arrives! Brigade Models releases more British Aeronef models to their lineup!
Following on from the arrival of the new Victoria and Albert class battleships, the rest of the British capital ships get a similar makeover this week. The Agincourt and Benbow battleships plus the Audacious and Britannia battlecruisers have all been replaced by new resin-hulled models with separate turrets and metal parts. The new designs are similar in layout to the originals, but the multiple separate parts make for much improved miniatures.
We’ve revamped the existing British fleet packs with the new models, including the British Grand Fleet pack. The two new turret types are also available in separate accessory packs.
VAN-101 – Benbow class Battleship – £8.00
VAN-109 – Agincourt class Battleship – £8.00
VAN-111 – Britannia class Battlecruiser – £7.00
VAN-114 – Audacious class Battlecruiser – £7.00
VAN-7016 – British Battleship Turrets (x10) – £1.50
VAN-7017 – British Battlecruiser Turrets (x10) – £1.50
July 23, 2017
As the next stage in the gradual resculpting of the Aeronef range, Brigade Models have released five new capital ships for the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Three of the models replace the existing battleship designs – the Erzherzog Ferdinand Max, Budapest and Szent István classes. All have new resin hulls with the customary collection of metal fittings – turrets, masts, funnels and tails.
The two new models are the Viribus Unitas dreadnought, which may be familiar to more venerable Aeronef gamers – long ago I wrote an article on our website about converting a Ferdinand Max model to the Viribus Unitas class by extending the hull and adding to the armament. This version of the Viribus is similarly an extended Ferdinand with an extra main turret. Finally, and largest of all, the Habsburg class utilises the semi-rigid dirigible hull of the Kaiserin class fighter carrier, but replaces the flight deck with a substantial mixed main battery, and the flank anti-fighter turrets are replaced by eight secondary gun turrets.
The three existing models are already in fleet packs, and we’ve created an extra fleet pack with a Habsburg and Viribus Unitas in, along with escorts. Although the older models are technically being retired, they’ll still be available to anyone who already has some and wants compatible models – just go to the page for the new versions and scroll down, then you’ll see a link allowing you to buy the old version.
VAN-704 – Erzherzog Ferdinand Max – £7.00
VAN-706 – Budapest – £6.00
VAN-708 – Szent István – £7.00
VAN-714 – Habsburg – £9.00
VAN-715 – Viribus Unitas – £7.50
VANFP-704 – Austro-Hungarian Fleet Pack #3 – £22.00
VANF-703 – Austrian Empire Flags – £0.50
February 1st, 2017
Brigade Models have released updated versions of their Japanese Akashi and Yakumo Aeronef. These were originally remade for the Imperial Skies Kickstarter program, but a series of minor mishaps has delayed their full release.
The overall layout of the models hasn’t changed, but the detail has been improved and the Yakumo has gained separate turrets rather than the original cast-on ones. The two new designs will also appear in fleet packs from now on.
VAN-604 – Yakumo class Heavy Cruiser – £3.50
VAN-605 – Akashi class Light Cruser – £3.00
November 7th, 2016
Brigade Models has added a whole slew of new models to a number of their ranges. This is a huge update!
Hammer’s Slammers commanders in 6mm now have more options for their detachments with the addition of three new vehicles, including a handy mortar jeep.
HS-1612b – M9 Cargo Car – £1.00
HS-1612c – M9A4 Ambulance car – £1.00
HS-1613a – A21 Mortar Jeep – £0.50
There’s also a new opposition force, the Lightning Division – the use similar vehicles to the Slammers but in different variants. The M2A7 Blower tank has an enlarged turret with a roof-mounted support turret, while the M9A14 Crew Car is based on the Slammers’ M9 command vehicle but with two of the same roof-mounted turrets.
HS-1701 – Lightning Division Detachment – £12.00
HS-1711 – M2A7 Blower Tank – £1.50
HS-1712 – M9A14 Crew Car – £1.00
They have two new packs in the Small Scale Scenery range of 2mm buildings. These are both south-east asian in origin, the first being a village pack of wooden huts and houses on stilts, plus a nice brick buddhist pagoda. The second pack is a US firebase from the Vietnam war, consisting of an assortment of bunkers, gun pits, buildings and a wooden watchtower.
SSS-8072 – Vietnamese Village – £5.50
SSS-8073 – Vietnam Firebase – £6.00
In the Aeronef range, they’ve added twelve new accessory packs made up of the various turrets and other parts from the recent batch of new battleships. There are turrets, funnels and masts allowing you to upgrade or super-detail your existing models or scratchbuild or convert your own designs.
VAN-7006 – Battleship Masts (x8) – £1.50
VAN-7012 – British Medium Turrets (x12) – £1.50
VAN-7013 – British Large Barbettes (x10) – £1.50
VAN-7014 – British Battleship Funnels (x10) – £1.50
VAN-7034 – German Large Rounded Twin Turrets (x10) – £1.50
VAN-7035 – German Large Rounded Single Turrets (x10) – £1.50
VAN-7036 – German Small Rounded Twin Turrets (x16) – £1.50
VAN-7037 – German Small Rounded Single Turrets (x16) – £1.50
VAN-7038 – German Large Battleship Funnels (x6) – £1.50
VAN-7046 – French Secondary Turrets (x15) – £1.50
VAN-7055 – Russian Heavy Twin Battleship Turrets (x10) – £1.50
VAN-7056 – Russian Heavy Single Battleship Turrets (x10) – £1.50
March 6th, 2015
This week sees the release of some more models in Brigade Models ever popular Aeronef range. This is a game that has been around for over a decade and a half but still has very strong sales every year.
The largest model in this release is the Austro-Hungarian von Parseval dig battleship – the resin-cast gasbag is over 4? long, making it almost as large as the German Schleswig-Holstein.
The other two models come from the other side of the Atlantic, with the addition of the Tamandare torpedo cruiser and Paraná class frigate to the Brazilian fleet.
VAN-712 – von Parseval class Dig Battleship – £6.00
VAN-807 – Tamandare class Torpedo Frigate – £2.00
VAN-808 – Paraná class Frigate – £0.75
If you haven’t yet been seduced by the delights of Aeronef, we have a number of starter packs available with different fleets as an inexpensive way to introduce yourself to the game.
November 27th, 2014
Brigade Models has released their remastered French Charlemagne Aeronef models.
There are three slightly different hull types and three superstructures, so in keeping with French naval building practices of the time, no two ships are quite the same ! Altogether, with the different hulls, superstructures and armament layouts, we reckon there are 48 slightly different models that could be created.
Sneaking into the corner of one of the photos is an Austro-Hungarian Novara class Heavy Destroyer, obviously on a diplomatic assignment. This model is also available today, as are packs of the new Charlemagne turrets.
VAN-401 – Charlemagne Battlecruiser – £8.00 GBP
VAN-711 – Novara Heavy Destroyer – £2.00 GBP
VAN-7044 – French Single Heavy Turrets (x10) – £1.50 GBP
VAN-7045 – French Double Heavy Turrets (x10) – £1.50 GBP