Well-travelled plastic, ‘what-if’ history, modelling experimentation and modified offerings comprise this month’s selection of reader-submitted projects.

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Airfix Model World December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.


WHILE MINIART is known for its high-quality figure sets, the firm has taken a step forward with its latest packages, as its 1/35 German Tank Crew will include resin heads to accompany the styrene bodies.


SPECIAL HOBBY has delighted modellers by announcing newly tooled SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 kits in 1/72 and 1/48, and has now revealed a selection of parts from the upcoming small-scale release.

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French aircraft armaments are garnering attention from aftermarket accessory producers, such as this pair of Matra R.530 air-to-air weapons from Eduard's Brassin range.

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Following sweeping reviews of air-to-air missile usage in the late 1960s, the US Navy introduced improved versions of the standard AIM-9 Sidewinder, and the resulting AIM-9G/H versions are the subject of Eduard's Brassin set.

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Eduard has added a set of eight 1/72 AGM-114 Hellfire Air-Ground Missiles to its Brassin range, complete with a set of hardpoints capable of carrying four weapons each.

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This set of landing flaps from Eduard's Brassin range is designed to replace the styrene representation of the trailing edge parts on the firm's 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109F kits.

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While Eduard's 1/48 Spitfires are superb, one aspect that can be challenging is constructing the two-part upper engine cowling without an unsightly seam - hence this one piece-section, intended to replace that sub-assembly on the firm's Mk.XVI kits is an ideal solution.

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Modellers with the Kittyhawk Mk.Ia version of Special Hobby's 1/72 Curtiss P-40 kits can add deployed landing flaps courtesy of this Eduard phot-etched brass set.