The models are rapid prototypes based on the CAD data that will go to the toolmakers, assembled and then given a quick coat of primer. They are used to make sure that the model will look right and go together correctly. Much easier than staring at 2D printouts of components.
There were also a few new goodies for the East Germans in Team Yankee. These are traditional metal/resin models and are looking awesome!
Ahh, 2017 so many projects for me to start.... will I finish any of them?