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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Airfix's All-New 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IX Superkit

Airfix Model World presents an exclusive first look at Airfix's outstanding brand-new 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc superkit, featuring part shots and scheme details ahead of the model's release this autumn.

Airfix Releases for August

August has been a busy month for Airfix, with a batch of newly available products - check out the full listing inside!

ZOUKEI-MURA RELEASES WILD WEASEL PHANTOM

Zoukei-Mura's 1/48 Phantom II series just got bigger with the addition of an anti-radar F-4G Wild Weasel V.

AIRFIX DORNIER ‘FLYING PENCIL’ RE-RELEASE

Airfix's 2014 1/72 new-tool Dornier Do 17Z has returned to the range, with new colour schemes.

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.

‘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.

FLAMBOYANT RAFALE LIVERY FROM SYHART

One of the most dazzling French Dassault Rafale C schemes has been reproduced by Syhart Decal... the 2021 Solo Display jet.

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TWO BOBS’ LAKENHEATH EAGLES

Decal wizard Two Bobs has marked the F-15C's exit from Europe with special 1/48 'Grim Reapers End of an Era' markings, for four Lakenheath-based aircraft.

PHANTOM WHEEL BAYS FROM KAZAN

Tamiya's 1/48 new-tool F-4B Phantom II is great out of the box, but Kazan Model Dynamics' resin wheel bays will add much more fidelity.

ALL-NEW MID-LIFE UPDATE VIPER

Jet fighter fans will welcome the news that Kinetic is to produce an all-new 1/48 F-16MLU NATO Viper kit. It offers stunning detail and a serious weapons selection, comprising air-to-air and 'mud-moving' stores.

LARGE-SCALE HARRIER PANEL

With the news that Airfix is re-releasing its 1/24 Harrier GR.1, aftermarket specialist Airscale has produced a stunning replacement instrument panel. It'll raise the refinement levels no end!

1/24 SPITFIRE MK.IX MARKINGS FROM XTRADECAL

Hannants house brand Xtradecal is catering for Airfix's forthcoming 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IXc witn two excellent new sets of markings, for various Mk.IX sub-types. The ten schemes are pleasingly varied, ensuring interesting and different build options.

ARMA’S MUSTANG RIDES AGAIN!

There's another opportunity to enjoy Arma Hobby's recent new-tool 1/72 Mustang, courtesy of a fresh recce-themed F-6C Expert Set boxing, which comes with photo-etched brass details. Go on... you know you want one!

Nordic Sabre from Airfix: 1/48 F-86F-40

With the release of Airfix’s updated 1/48 F-86F-40 Sabre just around the corner, it's a good opportunity to give a sneak peak of the new parts, prior to our cover build of the kit.

SNAKE IN A COLD CLIMATE

Ukraine’s ICM has re-released its splendid 1/32 Bell AH-1G helicopter as an ‘Arctic Cobra’ boxing.

‘NEW’ SUNDERLAND FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Czech manufacturer has adapted its existing 1/72 Short Sunderland tooling to provide a Mk.I/II kit, with new decals, and cast/3D-printed resin details. It's great company for the company's same-scale Mk.V.

NEW 1/48 MUSTANG REFRESH FROM AIRFIX

Airfix's excellent 1/48 new-tool Mustang has been re-released with fresh colour schemes, representing P-51D/K airframes of the USAAF Eighth Air Force. Optional propellers and glazing are provided.

MAINPLANE UPGRADE: AIRFIX’S NEW F-86F-40 SABRE

Always wanting to get the most from its moulds - and offer more choice for modellers - Airfix has produced a new 1/48 F-86 boxing. This provides new parts and decals to portray the F-86F-40, with longer, slatted wings. Decals airframes flown by Japan and Norway are included.

NEW CARRIER-BASED PHANTOM II FROM FINE MOLDS

Fine Molds has reissued its excellent 1/72 F-4J Phantom II with decals for three US Navy aircraft, two of them MiG-killers from the Vietnam War. If you're a Phantom fan and haven't yet seen this range of F-4s, they are arguably the best on the market for US variants.

PLUS MODEL RELEASES MARTIN T4M KITS

In an unusual move, Czech company Plus Model has released two 1/72 kits of the characterful 1920s-30s Martin T4M biplane.

EDUARD’S MUSTANG GETS NEW SCHEMES AND AFTERMARKET

Eduard's superlative 1/48 P-51D has been repackaged with fresh decals, photo-etched metal details and tape paint masks. Read on to view the colour schemes and see parts photos.

ARMA’S WILDCAT: RE-ISSUED WITH NEW SCHEMES

Arma Hobby has re-packaged its 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat with new decals, catering for US Navy and Marine Corps airframes. If you haven't taken the plunge with any of Arma's Wildcats, you're in for a treat.

Chiron to Swordfish: Airfix's latest releases revealed!

Airfix has released a varied batch of new products in March 2022, from the first of its new 1/43 supercars to a pair of Vintage Classic 1/76-scale tanks.

RE-ISSUED MUSTANG BY ARMA

As if it wasn't glorious enough that Arma Hobby released what is now considered the best 1/72 P-51B/C Mustang on the market, it's just re-issued the parts in a Mustang III boxing, with two new RAF colour schemes.

EXCLUSIVE: AMUSING HOBBY’S NEW ME 262 HG III

'What-if' modellers can expect heaps of fun with Amusing Hobby's forthcoming 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 262 HG III, which oozes fine detail. It's a great option for a notional Luftwaffe jet fighter.

GLOSTER TWIN-JET OPERATIONS EXAMINED

The new Combat Meteors book from MMP/Stratus offers a wealth of reference for anyone building Gloster's classic twin-jet fighter. Insightful text and great imagery are highlights.

THIRD STUDY OF THE TOMCAT

If you have the first two instalments of the Detail & Scale F-14 Tomcat books, you won't want to miss Part 3, which looks at Prototypes, Test, Evaluation and Adversary Aircraft. It's packed with great reference, to help get your kit builds on another level in terms of accuracy.

UNUSUAL WORLD WAR TWO TRIO FROM TAKOM

Three new items from the Takom stable will delight any modeller looking for a different World War Two build project.

MORE EAST BALKANS FIGHTERS

If Exotic Decals' first round of Bulgarian Air Force decals for the Messerschmitt Bf 109E didn't grab your attention, then perhaps Part 2 will catch your eye. Three options are provided, in 1/72 and 1/48 scales.

EDUARD’S NEW WEEKEND MESSERSCHMITT

Eduard's sublime 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109E parts help to form a new Weekend Edition boxing, with new decals and a sprinkling of photo-etched brass details. There's the choice of four different Bf 109E-7s to be portrayed.