Airfix Model World | September 2020

Airfix Model World | September 2020

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CARTOON COMPANY

Star Decals has produced markings for 1/35 models depicting new M48A3 Patton tanks used by the US Army’s 69th Armored Regiment in Vietnam during January 1965, including ‘B’ Model versions with increased exhaust armour and a raised turret cupola.

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CAPTURED BIRDS OF PREY

Brazilian firm LPS Hobby has produced another decal set for 1/72 Curtiss P-36 Hawks, this time depicting aircraft captured by German forces and transferred to Finland for service with the Scandinavian country’s air force.

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"SHOOTING AT A PARACHUTE"

Perfect for any 1/32 offering, these Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 decals represent the aircraft of Franz Stigler, a German experten (ace) who escorted a damaged American B-17 to the European coast on December 20, 1943 when he noticed the crew were injured and defenceless.

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CIVIL WAR TRIO

This triple-package of 1/72 aircraft markings from Blue Rider Decals covers an unusual set of subjects: Japanese-built machines operated by Communist forces during the Chinese Civil War following the end of World War Two.

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JUG DIALS

While Airscale’s photo-etched brass set is aimed at the Kinetic 1/24 P-47 kits, it offers two versions of the instrument panel.

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DASSAULT 'BURNER'

Ukrainian firm RES/KIT has released this superb resin exhaust set intended for HobbyBoss 1/48 Mirage III offerings; it contains four cast components plus a small photo-etched metal fret containing two items.

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DESERT GRIME

Recreating a patina suitable for a vehicle operating in the desert can be challenging, but AMMO-MIG’s bespoke product for Deutsches Afrika Korps vehicles could make it much easier.

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FIT FOR A KING

Although marked as suitable for just the ‘Porsche Turret’ boxings of Revell’s 1/72 Tiger II tanks, Hauler’s photo-etched brass fenders are ideal for replacing the one-piece styrene representations provided in any iteration of the basic kit.

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AIRBORNE HOCKEY PUCKS

Adding accurate munitions to aircraft models is being made easier by Eduard’s Brassin offerings, including these CBU-97 sensor-fused weapons, which deploy hockey puck-shaped ‘skeet’ projectiles.

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SOVIET HARNESSES

If there is one item commonly omitted from World War Two fighter cockpits, it’s the seatbelts.