Aircraft

The world of aircraft modelling is hugely varied, offering different scales and types... with more subjects appearing regularly. Established mainstream manufacturers include Airfix, Hasegawa, Trumpeter, Italeri, Revell, Eduard and Special Hobby, but there are many more, such as Arma Hobby, KP, ICM, Roden, AZ Model... the list goes on. Most kits are in styrene, but the world of resin and mixed-media aircraft is growing constantly... especially with the advent of 3D-printing, for accessories and whole kits.

‘Devotion’ Corsair: Hasegawa’s 1/48 F4U-4 Feature Premium

‘Devotion’ Corsair: Hasegawa’s 1/48 F4U-4

Jan Maes

To celebrate the release of Korean War film 'Devotion', Read how the late Jan Maes replicated Tom Hudner's F4U-4 Corsair in 1/48 scale.

Jan Maes

NEW HIND BOXING FROM EDUARD

Chris Clifford

Eduard has, for the second time, released a 1/48 limited Edition Mi-24 package... this time it's the Hind E, with plentiful aftermarket and a choice reference book.

Chris Clifford
FINNISH FLYING PENCIL: BUILDING AIRFIX’S 1/72 DO 17Z Feature Premium

FINNISH FLYING PENCIL: BUILDING AIRFIX’S 1/72 DO 17Z

David Holmes

David Holmes adds extra detail to Airfix's 1/72 Dornier Do 17Z, representing a Finnish aircraft based at Ontolla in 1943.

David Holmes

CIVILIAN CUB BOXING FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Chris Clifford

Special Hobby has reissued its new-tool L-4 Cub from last year, this time with markings for four post-war civilian machines in Europe.

Chris Clifford

Display Case – Your Model Builds

John Fuller

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: From real-world preservation subjects to unconventional takes on popular types, this month’s reader feature covers inspiring aircraft builds – including bonus online-only entries.

John Fuller

DOUBLE ZERO BOXING FROM EDUARD

Chris Clifford

Eduard's superb 1/48 Mitsubishi Zero parts now fill a Limited Dual Combo package entitled Samurai, offering two whole kits, PE and masks.

Chris Clifford
BUILDING INFINITY MODELS’ HELLDIVER Feature Premium

BUILDING INFINITY MODELS’ HELLDIVER

Peter Fearon

Infinity Models' 1/32 Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver provides a satisfying build challenge for Peter Fearon.

Peter Fearon

ASK DISTRIBUTION MASKING PRODUCTS

Chris Clifford

A new and extensive range of self-adhesive paint masks are now available from ASK Distribution.

Chris Clifford

SPECIAL HOBBY UPSCALES ITS BUGATTI RACER

Chris Clifford

Fans of racing aircraft who favour 1/48 scale will welcome Special Hobby's upscaling of its 1/72 Bugatti 100P.

Chris Clifford

WILDCAT/AIRACOBRA PACKAGE FROM ARMA HOBBY

Chris Clifford

Arma Hobby has boxed its stunning 1/72 P-39 and F4F-4 fighters together with 3D-printed parts, tape masks and new decals, in a special Cactus Air Force package.

Chris Clifford