AMW141, August 2022
Czech firm Peewit has been busy with new releases, with five new products catering for subjects as diverse as undercarriage bay masks to camouflage sets for a Czechoslovakian armoured car.
EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Walter Schlueter reports on a successful return for the North Virginia Model Classic, with the American show not having been held for two years.
Air Graphic’s second batch of search and rescue helicopter schemes concentrates on two types operated by the US Coast Guard – the MH-68A Stingray (based on the Augusta A-109) and HH-65 Dolphin (Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters AS365) – and offers 24 schemes.
Fans of Mirage 2000s and anniversary schemes are in for a real treat thanks to this sheet from Syhart, which provides decals for two specially marked aircraft.
Suitable for any 1/144 kit of the type, Decales Global’s markings supply the livery for Trans World Airlines (TWA) Boeing 727-100s with small logos behind the fore entry door.
Modellers with Revell’s 1/24 Ford GT Le Mans racing car can apply an alternative livery with these Decalpool markings – that of the #67 car raced at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2019.
While later A-4s from VA-152 (nicknamed variously as Friendlies, Mavericks and Fighting Aces) are served poorly by kit manufacturers – just Fujimi’s 1/72 A-4B has markings for this squadron – there’s a thriving aftermarket scene, such as this example from MILSPEC for an A-4E assigned to the USS Shangri-La during the unit’s last operational cruise from March-December 1970.
Released to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this sheet is focused on the 75mm main gun-equipped M4A1 Sherman, including snorkel-fitted and Duplex Drive ‘Donald Duck’ variants.
H-Models’ 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Model 52 decals are perhaps named somewhat misleadingly, as the set provides for a quartet of airframes captured on the ground at Saipan.
Options for Curtiss P-36 Hawk liveries in 1/48 aren’t plentiful, so its great to see aftermarket supplier SBS step forward with these Finnish-operated Hawk 75A schemes.
Messerschmitt Bf 109Gs of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana...
This evocatively titled Star Decals set provides for a varied array of M47 Patton tank liveries, suitable for kits by Italeri, Revell, Tamiya and Takom, among others.
Airliner aficionados looking for an unusual scheme for their 1/144 Doyusha, Eastern Express, F-RSIN or Welsh Models Fokker F27 Friendships may wish to consider this Decales Global product for defunct carrier Airlift International.
One of the big plus points with Eduard’s approach to kits is that once the signature special boxings are released, there’s the chance to feature lesser-known aircraft, and such is the case with the Spitfire Mk.Ia, reviewed here.
If striking colour schemes catch your eye, Niklas Knutzén's build of Eduard's 1/72 MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F in Czech Air Force colours is well worth examining...
Special Hobby’s P-40 returns as a P-40M variant, combining common Runners A and B with a new Frame C for the fuselage, plus relevant glazing from P-40E and P-40N releases. AMW Reviews these contents here.
Having most recently been available in Revell packaging, Eduard has restored the 1/48 MiG-21SMT to its range as a Weekend Edition kit. AMW lifts the lid on this offering here.
First released in 2006, Eduard’s D.VIII features delicate surface detail and a well-appointed interior, notably the cockpit. Discover AMW's verdict on the kit here.
Ukrainian firm MiniArt has repackaged its G7107 with a set of figures posed as if carrying out repairs - read AMW's review of the kit now!
First released in 1962, Airfix’s JS-3 returns in Vintage Classics packaging - check out Airfix Model World's review here.
Often viewed as a backwards step in Panzer IV development, the last subtype – the Ausf.J – is the subject of Dragon’s small-scale kit, reviewed here by AMW.
Those opening this re-boxed Matchbox kit as part of Revell’s link with World of Tanks are in for a pleasant surprise, as it was one of the former firm’s last products. Read AMW's verdict here.