New Fleetlines from Rapido UK

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a new batch of its 1:76 scale West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE) Fleetline buses, including a selection of retailer exclusives for Rails of Sheffield and TTC Diecast.


Modelling as a hobby appears to have undergone a renaissance last year, and if Airfix’s release schedule for 2021 is anything to go by, it will continue to strengthen.

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Limbering up

Airfix has re-released its 25-pounder field gun with Quad towing tractor and ammunition trailer as part of its Vintage Classics range, complete with the stirring Roy Cross artwork that has partnered the kit since 1964.

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Tracked Circus Music

Airfix’s long-in-the-tooth Sherman returns in Calliope (named after a musical instrument seen on river boats) configuration, being equipped with a turret-mounted 60-barrel multiple rocket launch system.