AMW139, June 2022
EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Malcolm V Lowe visits the 2022 edition of the Aldingbourne IPMS event, reporting on the modelling sights on show - featuring extra online-only images.
Modellers wanting to recreate either a dockyard or amphibious landing scene in 1/700 have received a huge boost from Starling Models, which has released a series of World War Two vehicles in this scale.
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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.
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.
Dragon's 1/72 German Sd.Kfz.251 half-tracks are packed with detail, and this 2 in 1 offering provides alternative parts so you can choose to build one of two different vehicles. The common factor is that of pioneer bridge sections mounted on the upper hull sides.
Noted illustrator Richard J Caruana's artwork graces the pages of this new focus on the mighty SAAB Viggen, and it's a fine reference for anyone building the type. Splinter, 'old school' metal and low-visibility greys... they're all represented here.
If you are new to the subject of Vietnam War aircraft, MMP's recent book on the subject offers much in the way of colour scheme detail, but also general history on the missions, weapons loads and more. It's a great reference for the novice, but even 'old hands' will find it useful for their build projects.