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Dec 6Bronco - 1/35 m.E.Pkw KFZ12 (Early Version) & 2.8cm sPzB41 - First Look
Dec 6Tamiya – 1/48 JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle – First Look
Dec 4Peko Publishing - Panther on the Battlefield 2
Dec 4Sabot Publications - M60A2 Main Battle Tank, Volume 2
Nov 30Dragon - 1/35 10.5cm StuH.42 Ausf.E/F - Full Build
Nov 29Classic Military Vehicle Issue 186 - November, 2016
Nov 28Classic Military Vehicle Issue 185 - October, 2016
Nov 28Military Modelcraft International October, 2016 Volume 20 Number 11
Nov 28MilitarFahrzeug Issue 4/2016
Nov 27Dragon - 1/35 Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. H (Tauchpanzer) - Full Build
Nov 25Tankograd MAN Support Vehicles
Nov 20Takom – 1/35 G6 Rhino - First Look
Nov 19Ground base - light brown, by Reality In Scale
Nov 19Albion Alloys metal and plastic parts
Nov 16Academy - 1/35 US Army M1A2 Tusk II
Nov 15Bronco - 1/35 WWII German Rubber Raft - Full Build
Nov 15Tankograd - T34 NVA Soviet Special No. 2011
Nov 15Panzerwrecks 20, Ostfront 3
Nov 7Tankograd - Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle
Nov 7Tamiya – 1/35 M40 U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm Gun – Full Build

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Dec 5Re: Last one for the night...great review Bill Herd on the Airborne Universal Bren Carrier-Riich Models!!
Dec 5Armor Museum Restoration Area Visit
Dec 4Have a "White" Christmas - special pricing
Dec 4Re: Rod Bells Passing
Dec 3Re: Tauchpanzer review - terrific
Dec 2Re: Tauchpanzer review - terrific
Dec 2Frank Blanton - Email me
Dec 2Re: Tauchpanzer review - terrific
Dec 1Re: Tauchpanzer review - terrific
Dec 1Re: Tauchpanzer review - terrific
Dec 1Tauchpanzer review - terrific
Nov 25Last one for the night...great review Bill Herd on the Airborne Universal Bren Carrier-Riich Models!!
Nov 25Very nice detailed Academy M1A2 Tusk review by Joe Koenig
Nov 25Another Great review-Tamiya M40 by Jim "left 100, drop 50" Wechsler....
Nov 25Another Great review-Tamiya M40 by Jim "left 100, drop 50" Wechsler....
Nov 25Great review by Chris Lloyd-Staples-Reality in Scale Ground work Review
Nov 23Re: Rod Bells Passing
Nov 22Re: Rod Bells Passing
Nov 22Re: Rod Bells Passing
Nov 21Re: Rod Bells Passing
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IN MEMORIAM

Roderick O'Connor Bell

1961 - 2016

With great sadness we have learned of the passing of our friend Rod due to complications from colon cancer on Nov. 17th. He left behind a loving wife and three daughters, as well as countless friends, including those here in the armor modeling community. Rod was a big man, and his impact on people and things he loved was big. Also notably big was the smile that never seemed to be far from his face.

Rod served AMPS faithfully and tirelessly for many years, including several years as the AMPS Webmaster, while also holding the elected office of 2nd Vice President, Central Region for several years as well. As if this wasn't enough, Rod also spent countless hours behind the scenes at numerous AMPS International Shows doing data entry, assisting the Chief Judge, and ensuring that the all-important competition awards were awarded correctly and on time. This is a huge task, and one that Rod willingly did, year after year, despite the fact that it usually meant he spent very little time actually enjoying the show. It was rare to see him away from his computer back in the judging room, but Rod never complained about it, and Big Tex (as some of us kiddingly called him) did this vital job cheerfully.

Rod's work ethic was just as strong in his other tasks for AMPS. He seemed to be on call for webmaster duties 24/7. Rod once fixed a potentially catastrophic problem for a Reviews Coordinator one evening while shopping at a Walmart, with nothing more than his smart phone. Rod was the prototypical go-to guy, and he did it with good cheer and a smile on his face.

Rod was a huge asset to AMPS; he always showed patience and restraint when dealing with issues, and was a calming presence on the Executive Board. Most importantly though, Rod Bell was simply a genuinely great guy, a friend to a great many people, a gentleman, and one who will be deeply missed. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences go to Rod's family.

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