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.

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Flying Banana Republic

Andy Davies adds African flavour to Italeri's 1/72 Piasecki H-21 helicopter, using Whirlybird's Congolese conversion set.

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EXCLUSIVE: We build Airfix's all-new 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer

EXCLUSIVE FULL-BUILD FEATURE: Richard Spreckley examines Airfix's highly anticipated 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C/D in depth, constructing the model in full.

FONTHILL’S USAFE TACTICAL UNITS BOOK Review Premium

FONTHILL’S USAFE TACTICAL UNITS BOOK

Fonthill Media's new book USAFE Tactical Units is a splendid reference for modellers building aircraft based in the UK from 1950-92.

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CHARISMATIC SPARROWHAWK: NEW S.79 BOOK FROM CRÉCY

If you're modelling the Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero bomber, Crécy's sumptuous new hardback on the type is an invaluable reference work.

NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/48 WILDCAT Review Premium

NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/48 WILDCAT

Eduard's hotly anticipated new-tool 1/48 Grumman Wildcat is finally here, in ProfiPACK format... and it's a cracker!

NEW F-4E PHANTOM MARKINGS FROM HI-DECAL

Germany's Hi-Decal Line has produced new markings for Egyptian Air Force F-4E Phantom IIs in 1/72 and 1/48.

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Polish Perfection: SBS Model's 1/72 PZL P.1 Resin Kit full build

Mike Grant unmasks a painting challenge, as he constructs SBS Model’s 1/72 PZL P.1 resin kit with an eye-catching livery. Discover the full build here.

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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Airfix's Newly Tooled 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8

Take an exclusive look at Airfix's brand-new 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8 model kit with AMW's preview.

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New 1/48 Cheetah D lands from Kinetic

Kinetic’s range of 1/48 Mirage III and derivative model kits has expanded with the arrival of the Atlas Cheetah D. Discover what’s new in this iteration here.

‘BASIC’ HAYATE FROM ARMA HOBBY

Poland's Arma Hobby has now released a no-frills version of its excellent 1/72 Japanese Ki-84 Hayate fighter, with new decals.