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BIRTH OF THE RAVEN

Hasegawa’s ageing 1/72 EF-111A Raven still earns its stripes, as Massimo Santarossa discovers.

HEAVY-HITTING ARTILLERY

Just as there has been a revitalisation of small-scale aircraft kits, there’s been a similar renaissance with 1/72 armour, as evidenced by Revell’s M109 self-propelled howitzer.

EAGLE-DAY ZERSTÖRER

It's a welcome return for Eduard’s splendid 1/72 Bf 110, now repackaged as a limited-edition ‘Adlertag’ (eagle day) offering to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

ALL-NEW ‘EMIL’

Special Hobby's announcement of a newly tooled 1/72 Bf 109E has delighted many aficionados and the first release features the E-4.

AZUR B-10

Martin's B-10 was the US Army Air Force’s first all-metal monoplane bomber and Azur/FRROM’s newly tooled kit captures the type’s ungainly appearance accurately.

CZECH BUMBLEBEE

Modellers seeking something different might consider Eduard’s newly tooled 1/72 Z-37 Čmelák (bumblebee) agricultural aircraft.

THE PERFECT PHANTOM?

Japanese Manufacturer FineMolds has a reputation for accuracy and detail, with its kits being highly sought after – this will definitely be the case with its newly tooled 1/72 F-4EJ Phantom.

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HIGH-BACK RETURN

Here’s a welcome return for Brengun’s 1/72 early-model Yakovlev Yak-1, this time provided with markings for the ‘mounts’ of four Soviet aces.

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REPACKAGED STEALTH

Revell has re-boxed Italeri’s 1/72 F-35A – depicting the conventional take-off and landing variant of this stealth multirole aircraft.

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HARD-HITTING ‘FRANK’

Modellers with Hasegawa’s small-scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate can add armament detail courtesy of CMK’s resin set.