Links and Forums
Links and Forums
Rather than build, host and monitor our own forum, we thought it more prudent to simply point our customers to several forums we frequent the most. Although we visit all of these forums on a semi-regular basis, we generally field and respond to questions on the Small Scale forum, simply because we've been there the longest and know most of the forum members.
Feel free to stop on by any or all of these hangouts, but just remember, they're addictive. Furthermore, all of these forums are absolutely terrific and have proven an invaluable resource for gathering news from both a consumer and vendor's stand point.
What follows is a list of links to various sites that you might find interesting to check out. Some are game-related while others are historical in nature or tie-in to some facet of the diecast military market.
Memorials and Museums
National WWII Memorial
The World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all who served in the armed forces and Merchant Marine of the United States during World War II and acknowledging the commitment and achievement of the entire nation. All military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms will be honored. The World War II Memorial was offically dedicated on Memorial Day weekend of 2004.
This site is dedicated to the
Deutsches Panzermuseum Munster, one of the premier armor museums in the world.
The museum shows the development of Germany's armored troops from 1917 to the present with displays of vehicles, weapons, equipment, uniforms, documents and medals. The museum's exhibits cover all branches of the German armored corps: tanks, mechanized infantry, armored reconnaissance, anti-tank, self-propelled artillery, and armored engineers.
"Explore our nation's heritage in the air and on the sea."
Intrepid is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits. Visitors can also ride in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, visit the Virtual Flight Zone, and tour the inside of the worlds fastest commercial airplane, Concorde.
The Museum of American Armor
"Sabot up...on the way!"
The ability of the museum to create a military armored column that replicates the sights and sounds of American forces during World War II offers one of the most compelling educational tools our region has in telling the seminal story of American courage, valor and sacrifice. Placing it in this unique setting of vintage farm houses and country roads creates a virtual time machine that ensures a powerful regional, national and international destination for visitors.
The National WWII Museum
"Experience history in a whole new way!"
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and designated by Congress as America?s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life. Discover the most impactful event of the 20th century and the legacy of the greatest generation in thought-provoking exhibits, and explore the American experience in the war that changed the world.
From D-Day galleries to the 4D cinematic experience, Beyond All Boundaries, from the soaring US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center to the groundbreaking new Campaigns of Courage, this world-renowned history museum is designed to inspire visitors of all ages in the lessons of World War II and the stories of heroism, tragedy, and liberation.
The Tank Museum
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them.
This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.
Hobby Master Collector
A terrific fan-created site whose aim is to discuss Hobby Master- and SkyMax Models-related products.
"Get More Out of War and Strategy Gaming."
A fantastic online magazine that covers all facets of combat games for the PC and board wargame community.
"Welcome to the Ultimate Combat Simulation and Strategy Gamer's Resource."
COMBATSIM.COM provides daily news, articles, and community resources for the specific genre of personal computer games called military combat simulations and strategy games. The site first appeared online in January of 1997.
Since its inception, this site has covered all facets of air, land, and naval combat simulation and strategy games, but with a particular focus on air combat simulations. On this site you will find combat simulation game and hardware news, interviews, previews, reviews, strategy and how-to guides, industry editorials and commentaries.
In addition to combat simulation and strategy game software and industry coverage, this site also publishes military history articles, military biographies, defense and aerospace news, and even military humor and fiction..
"The Simulation Community's Headquarters."
Another game-related site that covers many different facets of the interactive entertainment industry.
"Ground Zero for all tank sim reviews."
An excellent and informative site dedicated to covering the latest PC tank simulations.
"Conflict simulation gaming news and discussion."
An excellent and objective site that primarily covers the board wargaming industry.
Without a doubt, Military.com is the largest independent site devoted to past, present and near-future military affairs. At Military.com, you can get the latest news, research unit histories, engage in open discussions and even purchase a wide range of military-related items, from games and models to books and toys.