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NEW-TOOL RECCE SPITS FROM KP Review Premium

NEW-TOOL RECCE SPITS FROM KP

If you're building on a theme of the Spitfire, or photo-reconnaissance, we can recommend KP's new-tool Spitfire Mk.X and Mk.XI kits, which come with very cool colour schemes.

‘BASIC’ MARK NINE SPIT FROM EDUARD Review Premium

‘BASIC’ MARK NINE SPIT FROM EDUARD

Eduard's sublime 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX has now made into a new Weekend edition boxing with decals for four different airframes. It's great value, offering heaps of luscious detail, alternative parts and useful spares.

NEW GA AIRCRAFT KITS FROM VFR MODELS Review Premium

NEW GA AIRCRAFT KITS FROM VFR MODELS

Fans of General Aviation will love VFR Models' new 1/72 Meyers 200 and Cessna 152 kits. They're 3D-printed gems with a high degree of detail and finesse.

EDUARD’S ALL-NEW AVIA ‘MULE’ Review Premium

EDUARD’S ALL-NEW AVIA ‘MULE’

Czechoslovakia's post-war aircraft industry is epitomised in Eduard's brand-new 1/72 tooling of the Avia S-199... the Vf 109 lookalike that was also flown by the Israelis. There are two kits in the box, plus photo-etched metal details and tape masks.

1/72 ‘FLOGGER’ TOOLING RE-ISSUED BY KP Review Premium

1/72 ‘FLOGGER’ TOOLING RE-ISSUED BY KP

The 1/72 MiG-23MF Flogger-B originally issued by RV Aircraft, and then repackaged by KP, returns yet again in the latter firm's boxes, with new colour schemes. While the fit of parts might be tricky, it's arguably the most accurate MiG-23 in the scale.

ON WHEELS AND FLOATS: PLUS MODEL’S NEW MARTIN BIPLANE Review Premium

ON WHEELS AND FLOATS: PLUS MODEL’S NEW MARTIN BIPLANE

Plus Model has mined the golden age of US aviation for inspiration with its first ever full styrene aircraft kit... a 1/72 Martin T4M biplane, which comes in separate boxings for wheeled and floatplane versions.

SPITFIRE NEW, SPITFIRE OLD(ER) FROM AIRFIX Review Premium

SPITFIRE NEW, SPITFIRE OLD(ER) FROM AIRFIX

It's a case of something old(er), something new from Airfix, which has released a new-tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XVIII, and reissued its same-scale Spitfire Mk.XII from 2011. If you favour Griffon-engined Spits, these kits are for you!

ICM 1/48 DEBUT WITH NEW GOTHA GLIDER Review Premium

ICM 1/48 DEBUT WITH NEW GOTHA GLIDER

The first ever Gotha Go 242 Luftwaffe glider in 1/48 scale has been released by Ukraine's ICM. It offers plentiful detail, and comes ahead of an also-slated Go 242A from the same manufacturer.

SHORT FLYING BOAT RE-ISSUED BY SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

SHORT FLYING BOAT RE-ISSUED BY SPECIAL HOBBY

If flying boat builds get your creative juices flowing, Special Hobby's re-released 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V could be just the ticket. It's packed with detail, but would suit more experienced modellers.

NEW DESERT SCHEME ‘109 BOXING FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NEW DESERT SCHEME ‘109 BOXING FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Special Hobby has added the E-7/Trop version to its superb range of 1/72 Bf 109kits. This boxing offers four cool colour schemes, with desert shades dominating the proceedings.