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PROP-POWERED PUPPY

What do Hobbits, Gnomes and puppies all have in common? Jay Blakemore finds out when he builds a 1/32 Sopwith Pup from New Zealand-based firm Wingnut Wings.

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DESERT DUELLIST

Chris Jones uses ICM’s brand-new 1/32 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I to continue a theme of representing the type as flown by Marmaduke ‘Pat’ Pattle.

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SOVIET PLANE DRIVERS

Although ICM’s Soviet pilot figures are the ideal accompaniment for its 1/32 scale aircraft kits, these are equally suitable for any early Russian World War Two aircraft, comprising one seated (depicted in a Polikarpov I-16 on the box cover) and two standing, as if giving/receiving a verbal mission brief.

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NON-COMBAT STINGERS

ICM has expanded its range of 1/32 aircrew figures to include Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (often abbreviated to WASPs) – American women who flew testing, transport and training missions so that male airmen could undertake combat roles.

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NATIONAL GUARD SPECIALS

Modellers wanting colourful markings for their 1/32 F-16Cs need look no further than this lovely set from Euro Decal.

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INTERIOR DISPLAYS

Airscale’s instrument decals are ideal for recreating the busy appearance of aircraft cockpit interiors without the need for fine detail painting, and this selection is perfect for any 1/32 model of modern jets.

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"SHOOTING AT A PARACHUTE"

Perfect for any 1/32 offering, these Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 decals represent the aircraft of Franz Stigler, a German experten (ace) who escorted a damaged American B-17 to the European coast on December 20, 1943 when he noticed the crew were injured and defenceless.

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AIRBORNE CAT INTERNALS

Designed for Revell’s 1/32 Westland Lynx helicopter kits, this photo-etched upgrade set from Eduard includes two frets containing a plethora of enhancements for the interior – one of which features pre-coloured parts.

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ANTI-RADIATION BIRD

Brengun’s 1/32 AGM-45 Shrike is suitable for a variety of kits as this anti-radar missile was used by A-4 Skyhawks, F-105 Thunderchiefs and F-4 Phantoms, among other types.

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'COOKIE' CARRIER

Diorama scenes with Hong Kong Models’ massive 1/32 Lancaster just became a little easier, thanks to Belcher Bits’ impressive Type D bomb trolley, which reproduces the cradle used to carry 4000lb high-capacity bombs (commonly called ‘cookies’).