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‘GHOST OF KYIV’ FULCRUM Review Premium

‘GHOST OF KYIV’ FULCRUM

ICM has re-released its 1/72 MiG-29 9-13 Fulcrum in a patriotic 'Ghost of Kyiv' boxing, with new pixel camouflage decals. 50% of the proceeds will go to the armed forces of Ukraine.

VINTAGE V-22 RETURNS Review Premium

VINTAGE V-22 RETURNS

Re-issued three times since its original launch in 1989, Italeri's 1/72 V-22A Osprey has been re-released once again, with new decals for three schemes. It might be old, but it still has pleasing aspects.

1/48 ‘EAGLE ATTACK’ PACKAGE Review Premium

1/48 ‘EAGLE ATTACK’ PACKAGE

Modellers who love the Bf 109 can have bags of build and colour scheme fun with Eduard's limited-edition, dual combo Adlerangriff package. It provides two whole 1/48 Bf 109E kits and the choice of 13 liveries. Famous aces are represented

ALL-NEW NAKAJIMA ‘GALE’ Review Premium

ALL-NEW NAKAJIMA ‘GALE’

Just when you thought Arma Hobby's kits couldn't get any better, it's released a truly sublime 1/72 Japanese Ki-84 Hayate fighter. IOt's brimming with detail, even before you add the supplied photo-etched brass parts in this Expert Set boxing.

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.