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PAVEWAY III

Eduard’s aircraft weapons accessories are increasingly popular, and this product features parts for two GBU-24 Paveway III laser-guided bombs.

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HUNTING THE BISMARCK

Catalina flying boats of RAF’s Coastal Command played a major part in locating the German battleship Bismarck during May 1941. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of their epic search.

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CATALINA CONSPIRACY

Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the sinking of the Bismarck, Kev Baxter builds Academy’s 1/72 PBY-5 as the Catalina Mk I responsible for re-sighting this formidable threat to Allied Atlantic convoys.

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MINIATURE MESSERSCHMITT MASTERPIECE

What can a newly tooled depiction of a classic and popular aircraft type bring to a market full of competitors’ takes on the subject? Mike Williams finds out with Special Hobby’s brand-new 1/72 Bf 109E-4.

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GLOVER’S CHARIOT

Inspired by the film BAT*21 plus a childhood spent in and around Cessna-built aeroplanes, Chris Jones builds ICM’s newly tooled 1/48 O-2A Skymaster.

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ON THE CASE

Airfix has re-boxed Thunder Models’ 1/35 US Military Tractor, and Steve Budd makes the Case for this diminutive model.

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SOVIET MENACE

Joe Turner upgrades Takom’s T-55AM with a wealth of aftermarket accessories.

Eduard spACE F-14 Detail Set

Is Tamiya’s F-14A Tomcat sitting in your stash? If so, it’s worth considering Eduard’s bespoke mixed-media cockpit upgrade.

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FLUSH-WINGED ‘DOODLEBUSTER’

Following the release of its newly tooled 1/48 Hawker Tempest in 2018, this is the first of Eduard’s styrene-only Weekend Edition versions.

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ULTIMATE FISHBED DEVELOPMENT

This Italeri MiG-21bis is a re-boxing of Fujimi’s 1991-tooled 1/72 kit, and while hardly long in the tooth, it faces competition from more modern offerings from Eduard and Zvezda, among others.