AMW145, December 2022
SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G
Garry Tobiss completes Special Hobby's new-tool 1/48 AH-1G gunship in smart Spanish navy colours.Garry Tobiss
ONE-WAY TRIP: AIRFIX WESTLAND COMMANDO
The Westland Commando involved in a clandestine mission during 1982's Falklands conflict is replicated by Huw Morgan, by backdating Airfix's 1/72 HC.4.
SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE: ICM’S ‘GHOST OF KYIV’
Chris Jones offers a topical build in the shape of ICM's 1/72 MiG-29 'Ghost of Kyiv'.
NEW TOOL: F-16A MLU NATO VIPER FROM KINETIC
Kinetic sets new standards the first of its all-new 1/48 F-16 toolings, this depicting the MLU NATO Viper. Read our in-depth review.
SUPER SWEDE: PILOT REPLICAS’ NEW-TOOL SAAB SK 60A/B
Niklas Knutzén completes a pre-release example of Pilot Replicas’ brand-new 1/48 SAAB SK 60A/B, straight from the box.
NEW ACADEMY KITS VIA BACHMANN EUROPE
New Academy kits in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/700 scales will be available from importer Bachmann Europe soon. They include a 1/48 new-tool A-10C.
EXTRA ‘BITE’ FOR REVELL’S ELCO PT BOAT
Revell has added new parts to its 2018 Elco 80ft Patrol Torpedo Boat, to replicate the vessel PT-160 with a Thunderbolt gun mount. Read our full review.
NEW TOOL: Eduard's 1/48 Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat Full-Build
AMW's Mike Williams is thrilled to examine Eduard’s newly tooled 1/48 Grumman F4F Wildcat in its initial ProfiPACK Edition, adding the firm’s Brassin extras for added detail.
HOUSE OF PHANTOMS NEW ‘ECHO’ SHEET
Hot on the heels of its recent 1/48 Luftwaffe F-4F decal sheet, House of Phantoms now offers a generous same-scale package for the USAFE F-4E.
EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: From snow to the sea, this month's reader feature encompasses another varied selection of stunning modelling projects.
CLASSIC SCI-FI ROBOT FROM X-PLUS
The famous robot from pioneering 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis has been released in 1/8 scale by X-Plus.
ARMORY UPDATES ITS FLYCATCHER
Ukraine's Armory has released a new version of its delightful 1/48 Fairey Flycatcher, this time on wooden floats.
BOMBER COMMAND DECALS FROM BLACKBIRD
Blackbird Models' new 1/72 RAF Bomber Command decal sheet has options for the Lancaster, Manchester, Boston and Mosquito.
NEW BOOK ON ARADO’S ‘BLITZ’ JET BOMBER
Crécy Publishing’s impressive new hardback on the Luftwaffe's Ar 234 Blitz has a huge amount of worthy reference for modellers.
NEW PAINT AND WEATHERING SETS FROM LIFECOLOR
New paint and weathering sets from Italy's Lifecolor can help military and auto modellers no end. Dust, Rust and Austro-Hungarian soldiers are the focus.
MODEL ART’S NEW FINNISH AIR FORCE DECALS
Fans of Scandinavian aircraft have a splendid new 1/72 decal sheet from Model Art to employ, on the Fouga Magister, Fieseler Storch and Avro Anson.
NEW A-6 REFERENCE FROM DETAIL & SCALE
If you have A-6 Intruder builds planned, Detail & Scale's latest book is a superb reference asset for colour schemes and airframe subtleties.
DORA’S NEW VULTEE VENGEANCE
A new-tool 1/48 Vultee Vengeance has been released by Dora Wings... and it's a stunner. Read our in-depth review of the kit.
IPMS SCALE MODELWORLD 2022
This year's IPMS(UK) Scale Modelworld show at Telford was a resounding success. Read the first of our reports, which offers a wealth of photos.
THIRTY-PLUS F-4F SCHEMES BY HOUSE OF PHANTOMS
Any F-4 enthusiast will surely be interested in this dazzling new array of 1/48 Luftwaffe decals from House of Phantoms.
ITALERI REISSUE OF FUJIMI ‘FISHBED’
Chris Clifford discovers that the Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21bis, reissued by Italeri, still stands up well after three decades.
NEW MUSTANG AND ZERO DECALS FROM KAGERO
Polish publisher Kagero has released its first ever standalone decals. Find out more about its 1/48 sheets for the P-51D Mustang and A6M2 Type 21 Zero.
NEW-TOOL: AERO 11 FROM SPECIAL HOBBY
Special Hobby has produced the world's first 1/72 styrene kit of the Aero Ab-11 biplane. Read our full review.
NAVAL LEGEND: HMS VICTORY MODELLING BOOK
Experienced and novice modellers wishing to build Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory have a useful reference in Seaforth Publishing's new Ship Craft book.
HUNGARIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT TANK FROM IBG MODELS
IBG Models' new 40M Nimrod anti-aircraft tank is a splendid option for military modellers who favour 1/72 scale. Read our detailed review.
CMK AIRCRAFT UPGRADES: MIRAGE, BEAUFORT AND MORE
Upgrades for the Arma Hobby Ki-84, Airfix Beaufort and Special Hobby Mirage IIIC are among the latest 1/72 items from CMK.
AIRFIX WHIRLWIND HELICOPTER RETURNS
Fans of Airfix's ongoing Vintage Classics range can now buy the firm's reissued 1/72 Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 helicopter kit.
NEW SCHEMES WITH ARMA P-51B REISSUE
Arma Hobby's superb 1/72 P-51B Mustang has been reissued with new markings for five schemes.
AK INTERACTIVE JOINS 1/35 FIGURE/ACCESSORY MARKET
Spain's AK Interactive has joined the styrene figure/accessory market with various 1/35 sets offering different subjects. See three samples here.
NEW MODELLING LAMP VIA TYRELL MODELS
A decent light source for modelling is vital for good results, and preserving your eyesight. Both are assured with the Hobby Arch LED Lamp via Tyrell Models.