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BOMBS AND FLAMETHROWER

Here’s another great modelling/wargaming cross-over from Zvezda in the form of a four-man, body armour-clad Soviet sapper team, comprising one soldier armed with a flamethrower, two wielding PPS-43 sub-machine guns (including one about to throw a grenade), while the final trooper carries a Degtyaryov machine gun.

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SOUTHEAST ASIA SCENE

Newly tooled from ICM is this set of five USAF personnel deployed to Vietnam, including a pair of pilots, two technicians and another individual appearing to brief the airmen.

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY...

Designed for Tamiya’s 1/48 German Motorcycle and Sidecar (32578), ToRo Model’s figures provide an unusual load for the BMW R75, in the form of an armed rider and bound pig.

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LONGSTANDING GUNNERY

Having catered for a 1/35 World War One-era MG 08 firing team, ICM has substituted the figures and equipment for World War Two soldiers in this diorama-friendly package.

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TAKE COVER!

When it comes to figures, few companies have adopted the approach taken by ICM, which shuns generic poses and ‘the usual’ subjects, and this is particularly true for its World War One Belgian Infantry set.

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MONSTROUS ’TACHE

The last of four ToRo figures inspired by the satirical cartoons of wartime artist WJP Jones, Dark Whiskers portrays a captain from the Coldstream Guards in North Africa, complete with an oversized moustache and ‘swatting’ stick.

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ESCAPING DANGER

ICM’s fifth Chernobyl set features arguably one of the less well-known aspects – the evacuation of thousand of civilians from the vicinity.

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GERMAN GROUNDCREW

Large-scale Luftwaffe and diorama modellers will appreciate ICM’s newly tooled set of three 1/32 scale German ground personnel.

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CREW FOR CATS

While these well-sculpted and beautifully cast figures are intended to accompany Eduard’s F6F Hellcat kits, they are equally suitable for any World War Two US Navy carrier deck scene.

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FIGHT IN THE FREEZE

Re-released to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, this well-designed set from Dragon features a squad of US Marines in winter garb.