JAPAN’S F-Toys collaborates with kit maker Platz, and its High-Spec series blurs the lines between toy and model. Its F-35A Lightning II (FC-65) is a gem, and ideal for beginners despite its small scale (1/144).

A snap-together offering, there are 35 pre-painted parts and these include a choice of open/ closed bomb bay and raised/ lowered undercarriage. For the former, there are JDAMs and AMRAAMs, and the detail is such that there’s even an ejection seat and separate pilot. Platz and F-Toys products are available in the UK via: