Airfix Model World | September 2020

Airfix Model World | September 2020

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METAL LANDING GEAR

Modellers worried abut how robust their Spitfire Mk.IX undercarriage is will find Eduard's cast-bronze replacements ideal.

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UPRATED MODERNISED FISHBED

Modellers seeking greater refinement for Eduard’s recent 1/72 MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F kits will enjoy the firm’s photo-etched brass upgrade set as it contains a wealth of enhancements for the finished model.

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GROWLING AIRLIFTER

Comprising two photo-etched (PE) frets plus a transparent acetate sheet featuring printed instrument dials, Brengun’s upgrade set for Roden’s 1/72 Antonov An-12 (NATO callsign Cub) is a comprehensive package.

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SPAD PUNCH

Turned brass cannon barrels are a real boon for any kit, as they feature much sharper detail than styrene equivalents, plus they are engineered to have hollow muzzles.

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FLYING JUMP-STARTER

Licence-built in the UK by Blackburn and later Rolls-Royce, Turbomeca’s Palouste gas turbine engine supplied compressed air for starting jet engines and was built into wing-mountable pods to enable aircraft to operate away from their home base.

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PRIMARY COLOURS

Sometimes the simplest approach is the best, and that’s the case with LifeColor’s water-based acrylic Essential Basic and Primary Colors range – its initial release provides five shades plus a bottle of matt varnish (LC 27).

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HUNTER VIPER

Tailored to suit either of Tamiya’s missile-hunting F-16CJ releases, this two-fret photo-etched metal set from Eduard is designed to augment the kit’s cockpit, canopy, exhaust nozzle, air intake, wingtip missile rails and undercarriage bays.

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FLANKER 'BURNERS

Kinetic’s Flankers have received plenty of attention, and these gorgeous 3D-printed nozzles will add a finishing touch to any build.

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AIRBORNE CAT INTERNALS

Designed for Revell’s 1/32 Westland Lynx helicopter kits, this photo-etched upgrade set from Eduard includes two frets containing a plethora of enhancements for the interior – one of which features pre-coloured parts.

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SAM KILLER

Eduard’s high-quality photo-etched brass and resin AGM-88 HARMs are seven-piece ensembles, with parts for two missiles, comprising a main body/tailfins, control fins, nozzle rings and a choice of long/short-tailed LAU-118 launch rails (for US-designed airframes – Tornados have different adaptors).