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AFTERMARKET TECHNIQUES

With many kits now adding resin and photo-etched metal extras as standard, skills that used to be associated with those interested in super-detailing their models are increasingly becoming mainstream, so Robin Carpenter’s book is well timed.

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LATIN AMERICAN SCOOTERS

With the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict fast approaching, Santiago Rivas’s informative depiction of the Argentine Air Force and Navy’s A-4 Skyhawks makes for an engrossing read.

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SPRING AWAKENING

Works covering German offensives in Hungary during 1945 are scarce, but this volume from Peko examines this topic in detail.

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ADMIRAL TOM’S CAT

While there’s no shortage of references covering Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat variable-geometry interceptor, Guideline’s 126th Warpaint publication is sure to be popular.

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REGAL TONES

From a historical aspect, the Balkans is a fascinating subject, particularly the Kingdom of Yugoslavia between the two world wars, and it is this time period that’s covered in the first in a series on the Yugoslavian Air Force.

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GOD OF THE SEA

Modellers with Boeing P-8A Poseidon kits from Hasegawa or Welsh Models – plus those attempting a resin replica or conversion project – will appreciate this superb guide to the maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft, based on the firm’s 737 airliner.

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MEDITERRANEAN AIR POWER

The evolution of the RAF’s close air support to army units during World War Two is a complex subject, and this volume – the first in a two-part series – delves into its origins.

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EUROPEAN FIGHTBACK

Pen & Sword’s Images of War collection offers modellers a wealth of period photographs that are ideal for reference or inspiration, and this addition to the series covers the Allied liberation of much of Western Europe in the second half of 1944.

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A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

While there have been many accounts of service during World War Two, few are as personal, arguably, as this narrative of Halifax bomber wireless operator Jack Clyde.

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HYBRID CARRIER

With the regular renaming of Soviet/Russian ships, it is always worth checking which is which – this TopDrawings volume is dedicated to the Moskva, lead vessel of the Moskva-class helicopter-carrier, and not the later renamed Slava-class cruiser.