Airfix Model World December 2021

AMW133, December 2021

DETAILS FOR A DASSAULT DELTA

If you plan to build Kinetic's 1/48 Mirage 2000D, you might want to consider improving it with Eduard's new bespoke detail sets.

MORE GERMANS UNDER THE WAVES

Issue 18 of the U-Boot Im Focus, as with the previous instalments, offers detailed reference for anyone interested in modelling Germany's U-boats.

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LARGE-SCALE HELLDIVER

A 1/32 scale Curtiss SB2C Helldiver in styrene has been a long time coming, but it's now a reality courtesy of Czech firm Infinity Model.

NAVAL AIRCRAFT BUILD GUIDE

Modellers with naval aircraft builds planned will find heaps of inspiration in Canfora Publishing's new book on the subject.

EDUARD’S FANCY FISHBED PACKAGE

If it's value for money you're after, Eduard's new 1/72 Weekend boxing of its excellent MiG-21MF 'Fishbed' is hard to beat.

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DOUGLAS TUTOR

Richard Spreckley tackles ICM's recent 1/32 Stearman PT17/N2S-3 Kaydet, replicating a dazzling United States Army Air Force machine.

DETAILED TANK MAINTENANCE WITH MINIART

Ukraine's MiniArt has combined one of its superb 1/35 interior detail Panzer IV tank kits with maintenance equipment, figures and a base to provide what's essentially a diorama in a box.

INDIANA TANKBUSTER LIVERIES

If you're an A-10 fan, you won't want to miss Two Bobs' latest decal release, offering 1/48 markings for Indiana Air National Guard 'Warthogs'.

DORA WINGS’ NAVY SCHOOLHOUSE

The brand-new kit from Dora Wings portrays an interesting training type - the SNC-1 Falcon – and the company has more than done it justice says CHRIS CLIFFORD.

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.

HELLENIC COMBATANTS OF YORE

The new book Ancient Greeks At War offers a wealth of inspiration for figure painters with Spartans, Hoplites and others to replicate in scale form.

HIND DETAILING PARTS

Anyone with Zvezda's 1/48 Mi-24 Hind on their build list (or Eduard's boxing of said kit), will be interested in the latter company's bespoke aftermarket improvements.

SOVIET ‘BISON’ BOMBER GUIDE

If you have builds of the Soviet Myasishchev M-4 aircraft family on the cards, Schiffer's new reference book on the type is a must.

REVELL’S LARGE-SCALE MUSTANG REWORKED

Revell's thoroughly decent and affordable 1/32 P-51D from 2017 has been updated to replicate a late version.

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FALKLANDS HERO BUST

Mitches Military Models' recent bust of Sea Harrier pilot Nigel 'Sharkey' Ward is a splendid item for modellers interested in 1982's Falklands conflict.

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BORDER’S DESERT CRUISER

Looking to expand your collection of British World War Two armour? Then why not plump for Border Model's excellent 1/35 Crusader Mk.III.

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SPEED OF LIGHT

As Oleg Makhortov discovers, Tamiya's recently released 1/24 Ford Mustang GT makes for an eye-popping subject!

EDUARD’S JAPANESE DEBUT WITH ALL-NEW 1/48 ZERO

Eduard's hotly anticipated 1/49 A6M2 Zero is about to hit the shelves. Here, CHRIS CLIFFORD takes a detail look at the kit, as well as the company's bespoke aftermarket items.

TAMIYA’S ‘ALPHA’ TOMCAT ON DECK

Tomcat fans will love the fact that Tamiya has reworked its new-tool 1/48 early F-14A to 'late' format, and added carrier deck diorama items.

1/48 PHANTOM GOODIES FROM EDUARD

Eduard's new resin parts and decals are a boon for anyone with Tamiya's recent 1/48 F-4B Phantom II.

STUNNING GERMAN TANK DECALS

Echelon Fine Details has re-released and updated some of its older decal sheets, including this selection for Panzer IV and Panzer II tanks of the 4.Pz.Div.

FUNKY 1/35 THREE-WHEELER

A new1/35 kit of the 1930s Tempo E400 commercial truck is due from MiniArt very soon.

TWO EDUARD SPITS IN ONE BOX!

Eduard's new limited-edition Spitfire boxing offers parts for two Mk.Vb airframes, photo-etched metal details, masks and ten different colour schemes!

ARMOUR ON CEREMONY

If you enjoy building Russian military vehicles, two new hardback books from Canfora Publishing stand as superb reference works.

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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GLOBAL GUNSHIPS

Xtradecal has been inspired by Zvezda’s recent 1/48 Hind helicopter gunship to produce an eclectic collection of markings for the type, although most of these will be suitable for Monogram’s much older offering.

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SEIZING THE CANAL

Modelling to a theme can be highly rewarding from an educational perspective, which makes Star Decals’ products – such as this first set covering the Suez Crisis – most welcome.

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ELITE DREIDECKERS

Czech firm Eduard has teamed with Chinese company Meng to produce this set of aftermarket decals for the latter’s recent 1/32 Fokker Dr.I triplane, providing typically striking schemes for four Jagdgeschwader I ‘Flying Circus’ aircraft.

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PLYING TRADE

Designed for recreating the plywood-skinned construction of World War One-era Albatros fighters, Peewit’s 1/72 wood-pattern decals are also suitable for a range of other applications, such as in buildings or other vehicles.

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GULF MEDICINE

With 30 years having passed since the First Gulf War – known to British forces as Operation Granby – kit depictions of the equipment used during the conflict are sure to be popular.