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FLYING WITH A SMILE

One of Slovakia-based airline Sky Europe’s most striking liveries bore the face of Miss Austria 2006 Tatjiana Batinić on the fuselage, and this is replicated by BOA Decals’ set.

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TRANSPORTER TRIMMINGS

Airliner-scale specialist Shelf Oddity has produced a comprehensive four-fret photo-etched brass upgrade for MikroMir’s 1/144 Blackburn Beverley.

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SOVIET AIRSPEED PIPE

Replicating fine items such as pitot tubes in styrene can be challenging for manufacturers, but especially so in 1/144 scale, so Master’s turned brass and photoetched (PE) metal alternative will add a quality touch to any MiG-29 Fulcrum model.

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NEW ENGINE OPTION

Having first tooled a 1/144 Airbus A321 in 1999, Revell has followed the type’s development with a completely re-tooled A321neo – featuring two New Engine Options (hence the acronym) plus wingtip ‘sharklets’ to improve fuel efficiency.

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VIOLET LIGHTNING

Here’s another double delight from Platz, in the form of its two-kit 1/144 Kawanishi N1K-J Shinden-Kai (violet lightning – modified) package, also known by the Allied callsign ‘George’.

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JORDANIAN CARRIER

Fans of airline models wanting an unusual subject may find this set from Decales Global of interest, as it provides markings for Aqaba Airlines’ sole Boeing 737-300 airframe, JY-JAB.

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!

In the first of its quarterly product announcements, Bachmann Europe has previewed a new range of classic Thunderbirds model kits to be released under the Adventures in Plastic (AiP) brand.

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DEMONIC FELINES

Platz’s F6F-3 Hellcat is a neat two-kit offering, with each comprising four styrene runners.

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ALL-NEW NARROWBODY

Russia’s new Ikrut MC-21-300 narrowbody airliner is the subject of this 1/144 release from compatriot firm Zvezda – albeit in the guise of the first testing/prototype airframe.

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MINISCULE FISHBEDS

If there’s a common thread to Eduard’s recent Super44 releases, it’s the generosity when it comes to the markings and its MiG-21bis includes five multinational schemes.