Airfix Model World | August 2020

Airfix Model World | August 2020

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SHIPBORNE TUG

Royal Navy carrier deck scenes from late World War Two or the Korean War just became a little easier, thanks to this gem from Brengun.

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APACHE AND VIPER BITE

Eduard’s resin and photo-etched brass set provides sufficient parts for two quad-rail M299 launchers and eight AGM-114 missiles, complete with full stencilling for the latter.

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ALL ABOUT CONTROL

Although Eduard includes the option for dropped elevators and ailerons in its Tempest kits, on occasion these parts have been found to have sink marks, so Barracuda’s drop-in replacements are a great value-for-money way of correcting this issue.

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PODDED SCANNER

Here’s a great addition to any late-war Hellcat, Avenger, Corsair, Helldiver, Firefly, Barracuda or Mosquito kits, in the form of a two-part resin AN/APS-4 radar pod ensemble from CMK.

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QUILTED PEW

While combining styrene parts with photo-etched extras can be useful, sometimes it’s easier to just have a single-piece resin item incorporating all that detail.

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SOVIET RESTRAINTS

Yahu has branched out from instrument panels with this very useful photo-etched brass set, which includes enough parts for two seat harnesses as used on Yak fighters during World War Two.

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GANGLY LEGS

While Eduard’s 1/48 Fw 190A-8s are excellent straight from the box, modellers wanting more refinement will find the firm’s cast bronze undercarriage legs a boon as they feature far sharper detail.

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LATE-PRODUCTION TWINS

Kagero has dedicated two of its TopDrawings publications to Messerschmitt’s Bf 110 and while the first covers early machines, the second is devoted to the later production Bf 110E to -G versions.

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CLASSIC DIVE-BOMBER

Modellers with Stuka projects in any scale will find Valiant Wings’ latest Airframe & Miniature invaluable.

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FREE TO FLY

The 26th addition to MMP’s Polish Wings series explores how crews enlisted from liberated areas of Poland trained to fly the Soviet-designed Petlyakov Pe-2 divebomber, transitioning to them from the Tupolev USB trainer via the dual-control UPe-2 sub-variant.