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DISPLAY CASE

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: This month, Airfix Model World is celebrating the superb constructions readers have completed with a bumper edition of Display Case. Check out the full selection plus bonus online-only extras here!

DESERT DELIGHTS Feature Premium

DESERT DELIGHTS

Eduard's limited-edition dual combo 'Afrika' package allowed Jay Blakemore to complete a stunning pair of desert-based Bf 109 Luftwaffe fighters.

MODEL MUSINGS FROM CHRIS AND STU

Chris Clifford and Stu Fone from Key Model World and Airfix Model World take part in the latest instalment of Airfix's Sprue Talk video series. Learn how these guys got into modelling, what makes them tick, and what inspires them day to day.

NEW GA AIRCRAFT KITS FROM VFR MODELS Review Premium

NEW GA AIRCRAFT KITS FROM VFR MODELS

Fans of General Aviation will love VFR Models' new 1/72 Meyers 200 and Cessna 152 kits. They're 3D-printed gems with a high degree of detail and finesse.

Kanalkampf Warrior Feature Premium

Kanalkampf Warrior

Revell reworked its original 1/72 Ju 88 into a Battle of Britain-era A-1 format, and it's built in full here by Huw Morgan. He's rather pleased with the results!

EDUARD’S ALL-NEW AVIA ‘MULE’ Review Premium

EDUARD’S ALL-NEW AVIA ‘MULE’

Czechoslovakia's post-war aircraft industry is epitomised in Eduard's brand-new 1/72 tooling of the Avia S-199... the Vf 109 lookalike that was also flown by the Israelis. There are two kits in the box, plus photo-etched metal details and tape masks.

Far East Lockdown Spitfire Contest

The pandemic did little to dampen the modelling enthusiasm of Singapore's Hobby Bounties Airfix Club, which held a successful virtual Spitfire Group Build last month.

1/72 ‘FLOGGER’ TOOLING RE-ISSUED BY KP Review Premium

1/72 ‘FLOGGER’ TOOLING RE-ISSUED BY KP

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.

ON WHEELS AND FLOATS: PLUS MODEL’S NEW MARTIN BIPLANE Review Premium

ON WHEELS AND FLOATS: PLUS MODEL’S NEW MARTIN BIPLANE

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.

SPITFIRE NEW, SPITFIRE OLD(ER) FROM AIRFIX Review Premium

SPITFIRE NEW, SPITFIRE OLD(ER) FROM AIRFIX

It's a case of something old(er), something new from Airfix, which has released a new-tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XVIII, and reissued its same-scale Spitfire Mk.XII from 2011. If you favour Griffon-engined Spits, these kits are for you!

ICM 1/48 DEBUT WITH NEW GOTHA GLIDER Review Premium

ICM 1/48 DEBUT WITH NEW GOTHA GLIDER

The first ever Gotha Go 242 Luftwaffe glider in 1/48 scale has been released by Ukraine's ICM. It offers plentiful detail, and comes ahead of an also-slated Go 242A from the same manufacturer.

HURRICANE WARNING Feature Premium

HURRICANE WARNING

It might be old, but Airfix's 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Superkit can be turned into a real showstopper. Here, Richard Spreckley does just that with scratch-built and aftermarket detail.

DETAIL-PACKED T-55 VARIANT BY MINIART Review Premium

DETAIL-PACKED T-55 VARIANT BY MINIART

Few tank kits are as impressive as the 1/35 interior-detail products manufactured by Ukraine's MiniArt. Its T-55A MOD. 1970 kit upholds the firm's tradition of staggeringly good detail.

P-40 AND Fw 190 BOOK/DECAL COMBOS Review Premium

P-40 AND Fw 190 BOOK/DECAL COMBOS

Kagero's Camouflage & Decals books offer superb artwork and waterslide national insignia in 1/72nd and 1/48 scales. The two useful products here highlight the Curtiss P-40 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190A.

POLAR SUNDERLANDS BOOK AND DECALS Review Premium

POLAR SUNDERLANDS BOOK AND DECALS

With the re-release of Special Hobby's 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V, this book and decal combo from Linden Hill can provide a very different perspective on your build project.

PLUS MODEL RELEASES MARTIN T4M KITS

In an unusual move, Czech company Plus Model has released two 1/72 kits of the characterful 1920s-30s Martin T4M biplane.

DRAGON’S DUAL-IDENTITY HALF-TRACK Review Premium

DRAGON’S DUAL-IDENTITY HALF-TRACK

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.

EDUARD’S MUSTANG GETS NEW SCHEMES AND AFTERMARKET

Eduard's superlative 1/48 P-51D has been repackaged with fresh decals, photo-etched metal details and tape paint masks. Read on to view the colour schemes and see parts photos.

CHANNEL SCOURGE Feature Premium

CHANNEL SCOURGE

Garry Tobiss clear a very large space to build Italeri's massive 1/35 S-38 Schnellboot... adding aftermarket goodies for extra detail. If you want an impressive German Navy vessel, this is it!

BALKANS-BASED TWIN

CANFORA PUBLISHING’S new softback, Yugoslav Electras From Aeroput Airlines to RAF, tells the full and fascinating story of this pioneering Lockheed type's service in Yugoslavia and beyond.

MILES TWO-SEATER QUARTET FROM KP Review Premium

MILES TWO-SEATER QUARTET FROM KP

Czech company Kovozavody Prostejov (KP) has released not one but four boxings of the pioneering Miles M.2H Hawk Major. The colour scheme options in each are enticing and varied.

VIGGEN REFERENCE: SPLINTER, SPECIALS AND MORE!

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.

AFTERMARKET FOR TAMIYA’S F-4B

If you want to improve/update your Tamiya 1/48 new-tool F-4B Phantom II, these accessories from Eduard will be just the ticket. Ejection seats, exhausts and alternative vertical fin tops are all available.

PINK AND WHITE POWERHOUSE PORSCHE Review Premium

PINK AND WHITE POWERHOUSE PORSCHE

Beginners and auto 'old hands' alike will love NuNu's new 1/24 Porsche 935 K3. It replicates the dazzling Gozzy Kremer Racing car #42 from the 1980 Le Mans, and has plenty of impressive detail.

HARDBACK PORSCHE REFERENCE

Auto modellers, and Porsche fans in particular, will love this new book from Pen & Sword. It presents the legendary 911 and its relations in a stunning visual manner, with heaps of detail for build projects.

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Figure Review: Tamiya's quarter-scale Wehrmacht Infantry Set

Tamiya is well known for its 1/35 figures and when batches of 1/48 offerings were issued between 2005-07 it seemed this smaller-scale market was about to be similarly enriched.

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Figure Review: ICM releases 1/32 Vietnam-era US Helicopter Pilots

Although they were almost certainly designed for the firm’s AH-1 Cobra kits, ICM’s 1/32 Vietnam-era helicopter crew figures are available separately to suit other firm’s offerings.

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Figure Review: ICM's 1/32 'Photo to Remember' USAAF Pilots

ICM has previously released a set of three 1/32 US Army Air Force (USAAF) figures suitable for most American World War Two multi-crew aircraft (32104) and has followed this with a four-figure combination depicting elements of a three-man team posing for a picture by a USAAF photographer. Subject-specific paints are another element to consider...

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Figure Review: 'Post-Apocalyptic' Sabrina figure from Master Box

Ukrainian firm Master Box’s ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ series of 1/24 figures comprises six individuals, each taking the form of a single-runner styrene kit – as is the case with the first, Sabrina.

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Airfix Model World June 2022

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