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NEW ‘109 KITS FROM AZ MODEL Review Premium

NEW ‘109 KITS FROM AZ MODEL

AZ Model's series of 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109s keeps on rolling, with two fresh boxings and a fascinating array of markings. And they won't break the bank!

EDUARD’S NEW COMIC CAMEL Review Premium

EDUARD’S NEW COMIC CAMEL

Eduard's 1/48 new-tool Sopwith Camel, first released last year, now forms the basis of a 'Comic' ProfiPACK boxing. No biplane modeller should miss it!

REVELL’S NEW-TOOL STRIKE EAGLE Review Premium

REVELL’S NEW-TOOL STRIKE EAGLE

With quality kits of the F-15E Strike Eagle already available in 1/72 scale, Revell has boldly released its own new tooling… but does it hit the target?

EDUARD’S PEEPING FISHBED RETURNS Review Premium

EDUARD’S PEEPING FISHBED RETURNS

The recce-focused 1/48 MiG-21R from Eduard has been re-released and, as CHRIS CLIFFORD, discovers, it’s a stellar option for any fan of the type.

MILES MESSENGERS FROM KP Review Premium

MILES MESSENGERS FROM KP

Kovozávody Prostějov has released a new-tool Miles M.38 Messenger Mk.I in 1/72 scale, via three different boxings. CHRIS CLIFFORD inspects the parts.

NEW ITALIAN BOMBER KIT FROM SPECIAL HOBBY Review Premium

NEW ITALIAN BOMBER KIT FROM SPECIAL HOBBY

Anyone considering builds of Italian Air Force World War Two aircraft shouldn't miss Special Hobby's new Piaggio P.180B 'Quadrimotore' heavy bomber. It's a sizeable subject with markings for four liveries.

‘TWIN-TUB’ SUPER HORNET REVIVAL Review Premium

‘TWIN-TUB’ SUPER HORNET REVIVAL

If you want a wallet-friendly and reasonably well detailed kit of the F/A-18F Super Hornet, Revell's re-released product could be just the ticket. It comes with markings for the 'Jolly Rogers' and 'Red Rippers'.

THUNDERSTREAK REPRISE Review Premium

F-84F THUNDERSTREAK REPRISE

Kinetic's original 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak tooling is available again, now with new decals for two USAF airframes. Read our full review here.

EASTERN BLOC MUD-MOVER RE-RELEASED Review Premium

EASTERN BLOC MUD-MOVER RETURNS

As it gradually re-releases old ESCI mouldings, Italeri has now selected the former's 1/48 MiG-27 for the same treatment, and you can also build a MiG-23BN from the same parts. This is vintage tooling, though, and will need much work to make a refined, accurate replica. However, the new decals are superb.

ISRAELI ‘KILLER EGG’ RETURNS Review Premium

ISRAELI ‘KILLER EGG’ RETURNS

Dragon's 1/35 Hughes MD500 TOW-armed helicopter has been re-released, offering rotorcraft fans the chance to build an Israeli machine.