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NOCTURNAL STUKA BY SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NOCTURNAL STUKA BY SPECIAL HOBBY

Having reissued Academy's 1/72 Stuka with new styrene parts to portray the D-5, Special Hobby now also offers the D-5/N night attack variant.

OBSCURE KAMIKAZE: KOKUSAI TA-GO BY BRENGUN Review Premium

OBSCURE KAMIKAZE: KOKUSAI TA-GO BY BRENGUN

A little-known part of Japan's Kamikaze family - the Kokusai Ta-Go - has been released in 1/72 scale by Brengun.

NEW TOOL: F-35B LIGHTNING II FROM ITALERI Review Premium

NEW TOOL: F-35B LIGHTNING II FROM ITALERI

At last we have a well-detailed and up-to-date 1/48 F-35B, courtesy of Italeri. Here we relay the kit's plus points and mishaps.

NEW TOOL: SPECIAL HOBBY L-4 GRASSHOPPER Review Premium

NEW TOOL: SPECIAL HOBBY L-4 GRASSHOPPER

Piper's L-4 Grasshopper is the subject of a new 1/48 tooling by Special Hobby. It's beautifully detailed, offering PE and 3D-printed parts besides the styrene.

ITALERI REISSUES ESCI FREEDOM FIGHTER Review Premium

ITALERI REISSUES ESCI FREEDOM FIGHTER

Italeri has reissued ESCI's thoroughly decent 1980s 1/72 F-5A Freedom Fighter. It comes with a stunning new decal sheet offering six colour schemes.

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New-Tool Biplane from Kovozávody Prostějov: 1/72 Salmson 2 A.2 and Kawasaki Otsu-1

Czech firm Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) has added an unusual biplane type to its roster of 1/72 model kits, depicting the Salmson 2 A.2 and licence-built Kawasaki Otsu-1 variant.

FORK-TAILED DEVIL: TAMIYA’S NEW P-38J Review Premium

FORK-TAILED DEVIL: TAMIYA’S NEW P-38J

Having already delighted modellers with its superb 1/48 P-38F Lightning, the firm has now reworked the tooling to provide the later P-38J.

NEW FOCKE-WULF ‘DORA’ PACKAGE FROM IBG MODELS Review Premium

NEW FOCKE-WULF ‘DORA’ PACKAGE FROM IBG MODELS

Having already released its superb 1/72 Fw 190D-9 in two forms earlier this year, IBG Models has now created a 2 in 1 package, offering whole D-9 and D-11 kits.

NEW TOOL: SPAD 510 DEBUT BY AZUR-FRROM Review Premium

NEW TOOL: SPAD 510 DEBUT BY AZUR-FRROM

The world's first styrene SPAD 510 biplane has been produced by Azur-FRROM in 1/72 scale, in two separate boxings.

NEW TOOL: HARTMANN’S Bf 109 ‘WHITE 1’ FROM ZOUKEI-MURA Review Premium

NEW TOOL: HARTMANN’S Bf 109 ‘WHITE 1’ FROM ZOUKEI-MURA

Zoukei-Mura's acclaimed Super Wing Series now features a new-tool 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14/U4, packed with interior detail.