Aircraft reviews

Aircraft reviews

RE-BADGED MESSERSCHMITT ‘109 Review Premium

RE-BADGED MESSERSCHMITT ‘109

Hobbycraft's original 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 tooling has been re-issued by Italeri, with four new colour schemes.

FINE MOLDS’ NEW ‘CHARLIE’ PHANTOM Review Premium

FINE MOLDS’ NEW ‘CHARLIE’ PHANTOM

We've arguably never had it so good in terms of Phantom kits... and Fine Molds' new 1/72 F-4C is a fine example. CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the contents.

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BIG-NOSED FIGHTER

Special Hobby is gradually releasing the two-seat night-fighter Meteors and it’s latest is the Mk.14. Four styrene runners are common to previous variants, with new frames for the fuselage and clear parts – the latter captures the subtype’s ‘blown’ canopy accurately.

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FANTASTIC FOXBAT

Having worked its way through the reconnaissance/strike Foxbat variants it was just a matter of time before ICM released the interceptor versions, with the first being a MiG-25PD Foxbat-E.

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HEFTY TAIFUN

Large-scale modelling is undergoing something of a boom, so it’s no surprise Eduard was quick to release the 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 108 that Striped Fighter didn’t manage to bring to the market.

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GUN-TOTING PIRATE

Italeri’s splendid UH-34/Wessex kit returns with markings for US, French and German machines.

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LITTLE DONKEY

Comprising just 13 components, Zvezda’s 1/144 Polikarpov I-16 is the ideal means of adding the ‘Ishak’ (Donkey) to wargaming fleets, a perfect rainy afternoon project or the simple basis for a painting and weathering challenge.

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NOT QUITE NIGHT-FIGHTERS

Re-released for 2021 is Special Hobby’s 1/32 Heinkel He 100 in the same format as the initial iteration – the product code, parts and schemes are unchanged.

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CHELSEA ROSE

When it comes to attractive airliner schemes, Revell doesn’t shy away from replicating them in kit form, such as the Chelsea Rose artwork worn by 23 airframes, as part of British Airways’ ‘World Art’ series – including Boeing 767-300ER G-BNWB.

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GREEN-HEARTED RADIAL

Now in its sixth boxing, Eduard’s Fw 190A-5 is a popular subject, and this ProfiPACK release features the return of several schemes from earlier offerings, including what appears to be a favourite for the firm – JG 54 Grünhertz, with its unusual camouflage colours.