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COMMONWEALTH AND RAF WILD HORSES Review Premium

COMMONWEALTH AND RAF WILD HORSES

Eduard’s 1/48 P-51 Mustang has won many plaudits since its initial debut. As CHRIS CLIFFORD finds out, it’s now been re-released in Mk.IV format as a special ProfiPACK boxing, with mixed-media additions and six fresh colour schemes.

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FLUSH-WINGED ‘DOODLEBUSTER’

Following the release of its newly tooled 1/48 Hawker Tempest in 2018, this is the first of Eduard’s styrene-only Weekend Edition versions.

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ULTIMATE FISHBED DEVELOPMENT

This Italeri MiG-21bis is a re-boxing of Fujimi’s 1991-tooled 1/72 kit, and while hardly long in the tooth, it faces competition from more modern offerings from Eduard and Zvezda, among others.

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AVIATION SCENE

Here’s another great multi-set ensemble from ICM, comprising the firm’s 1/48 Bf 109F-4 (48103), Hs 126B-1 (48212) and German Pilots and Ground Personnel set (48082) – and for almost 20% less than the cost of these items separately.

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DESERT VISIONS

Special Hobby’s 1/72 Mirage F.1s have been hugely popular since their initial release, and this has been so true of the EQ/ED version (as used by Iraq, Iran, Qatar and Libya) that it has been reissued.

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LARGE-SCALE ‘EMIL’

Arguably, Airfix revolutionised large-scale modelling with its 1/24 ‘Super Kits’; its Bf 109E was one of the last of the initial batch released between 1970-73, making it a logical inclusion in the firm’s Vintage Classics series.

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SIRENS AND SKIDS

Zvezda has reworked its recent 1/72 Junkers Ju 87 Stuka snap-fit offering to depict the type as fitted with skis on World War Two’s Eastern Front.

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AVENGING RETURN

As the only injection-moulded quarter-scale depiction of the type, Dragon’s 1/48 Junkers Ju 188A-2 Rächer (avenger) is highly sought-after, because it has not been available since the 1990s – happily, it’s been re-boxed by Revell.

Eduard 1/72 Nieuport Ni-17 Review Premium

Eduard 1/72 Nieuport 17 Weekend Edition

French World War One pilots are celebrated by Eduard’s recently re-boxed Nieuport fighter. CHRIS CLIFFORD investigates…

SBS 1/72 Caudron C.561 Review Premium

SBS Model 1/72 Caudron C.561

SBS Model’s recent mixed-media Caudron racer kit is a superb package for experienced modellers, as CHRIS CLIFFORD discovers