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‘SMALL BUT DETAILED’

Having treated modellers to a minute Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless in 1/144 scale, Brengun has issued a separate detail set for the model’s exterior.

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ACCURATE GLAZING

Modellers with Fujimi’s J1N1-R Gekko kits will find this correction set from DEAD Design ideal for improving the kit’s accuracy.

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LAV-ISH EXTRAS

Shelf Oddity’s photo-etched brass upgrade set is designed specifically to fit KP’s La-5 kit and is aimed at the more experienced modeller, both due to the parts’ size and the complexity of the bending/ folding involved.

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TONKA BOOTS

Eduard’s resin nosewheels and mainwheels are a quick and simple upgrade intended for Italeri’s newly tooled Tornado GR.4, although they should also be suitable for Revell’s older offering.

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PLEASE BE SEATED

Part of Plus Model’s Easy Line of resin accessories, these 1/35 scale chairs with armrests will be ideal for populating buildings or even used as part of makeshift roadblocks in armour dioramas.

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ANTI-ARMOUR MISSILES

This newly tooled resin and photoetched brass AGM-114 Hellfire set is suitable for Academy’s OH-58D, AH-1T/W/Z, AH-60L or Kangnam’s AH-64A/D kits.

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LEGENDARY POWERPLANT

Eduard’s 1/48 Spitfire Mk.V may have only broken cover recently, but the firm has already issued its Brassin set for this sub-type’s Merlin 45 engine.

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TRAINER COVERS

As Special Hobby supplied new glazing parts in its mixed-media reissue of Academy’s 1/72 North American AT-6 kit, it’s no surprise the firm has followed that up with a dedicated pre-cut covering set, released as part of its Special Mask line.

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TONKA TREATS

Comprising 12 cast components plus a photo-etched steel fret, Eduard’s Löök product is the ideal means of adding cockpit detail to Italeri’s newly tooled 1/32 Tornado GR.4. 

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SUPER BUG POWER

These resin nozzles from Brengun are drop-in replacements for the styrene parts on Hasegawa’s 1/72 Super Hornet kits – offering far superior detail, plus scale-thickness edges to the petals.

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FLEXIBLE CABLING

Scratch-building wiring/cabling just became a little easier, thanks to this set from ASK, which provides 30 lengths of 0.3mm diameter round lead wire.

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‘BRICK’ BITS

Modellers seeking extra refinement for the second iteration of Airfix’s recent 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer – depicting the RAF-operated S.2B – will find Eduard’s two-fret photo-etched metal set of use.

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LOCKDOWN DIORAMAS

Singapore-based retailer Hobby Bounties has sponsored an annual competition for several years, and this continued into 2021, despite the challenges of restrictions imposed during the COVID pandemic.

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VERSATILE CANNON

A common sight on Royal Navy minesweepers and other such small craft (including converted trawlers and armed merchant ships), the 12pdr 3in gun was a dual-purpose weapon.

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SPIKY OUTLETS

Here’s a ‘Quick and Easy’ solution for replicating the hedgehog-type exhausts (fitted for flame-damping purposes) on Revell’s 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter, courtesy of CMK. 

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DESERT DIRECTIONS

MiniArt is something of a diorama specialist when it comes to its aftermarket products, and this splendid set of signposts suitable for 21st century Syria is a good example – recycling the basic poles and backing plates from previous offerings with all-new labels for this Arabic country. 

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DECORATOR’S STOCK

Smaller details can make all the difference when planning/constructing a diorama, so items such as Reality in Scale’s 1/35 Paint Can set will be greatly appreciated by scene builders.

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RADIATION HUNTER

Introduced in 1985 and still in use today, the AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) missile is the subject of Brengun’s 1/48 accessory, providing a pair of these munitions (each comprising five resin parts), with pylons being separate three-part constructions.

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DROPPER TONES

Figure painting is gaining in popularity, and with products such as AMMO-MIG’s specialised sets of appropriate hues – here catering for World War Two US paratroopers – it’s easy to see why.

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TIGER MOTH TRIMMINGS

ICM’s newly tooled 1/32 Tiger Moth has been well-received, but those seeking additional detail will find Eduard’s photo-etched steel fret a boon.

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FLANKER POINT

There aren’t many kits of the Su-33 in 1/48 scale, but regardless of their age there is one item that is readily suitable for an aftermarket upgrade: the pitot, which is either too thick or (if scaled properly) extremely delicate.

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PANZER IV ROUNDS

Given MiniArt’s attention to detail, this set for a long-barrelled Panzer IV would seem superfluous, but by supplying additional shells and ammunition boxes it allows modellers to either vary the combat load or create a resupply scene.

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CARB CORRECTION

Revell’s 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IX is the recipient of BarracudaCast’s resin corrective component to replace the styrene equivalent.

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ALL STRAPPED IN

If there’s one aspect of a cockpit that is challenging to replicate via injection moulded styrene, it’s the seatbelts/harnesses.

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ROCKET BOOSTERS

While the packaging states that these are for a Ju 88A-2, the Walter HWK ‘pods’ were also used on several other bomber and transport types.

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TABLE-TOP TANK KIT

Whether built for combat within Zvezda's own Art of Tactic gaming system, or purely for a small-scale display piece, the firm's 1/100 SU-122 is a little gem.

THE FORTRESS REVISITED

Schiffer Publishing's second hardback study of the Boeing B-17 offers great value and plentiful detail.

1/72 JETSTREAM ‘UNIFORMS’

Whether you have Amodel or Airfix 1/72 Jetstream kits, Xtradecal's new markings selection for the type is a must. It covers British and export airframes.

VIDEO: Greenstrawberry Colonial Raptor Fruitpack Detail Sets

Chris Clifford and Mike Wild discuss the Fruitpack Detail Sets for the Moebius Colonial raptor kit, from sci-fi aftermarket specialist Greenstrawberry. Check out the video here.

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BARRELLING ROUND A BEAR

Euro Decals’ 1/72 markings provide for a quartet of F-4 Phantom IIs, including an example that was famously photographed performing a barrel roll around a Soviet Tu-97 Bear at the request of the bomber’s aircrew!