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LARGE-SCALE ‘EASY EIGHT’ SHERMAN DUE THIS YEAR

Military modellers who favour larger scales will be bowled over by the forthcoming 1/16 M4A3E8 Sherman tank from Trumpeter's sister label I LOVE KIT. The model will be available via UK importer Bachmann Europe.

Chiron to Swordfish: Airfix's latest releases revealed!

Airfix has released a varied batch of new products in March 2022, from the first of its new 1/43 supercars to a pair of Vintage Classic 1/76-scale tanks.

PRIEST: A FINE M7 REFERENCE

Whether you plan to build the M7 Priest tracked howitzer in 1/35, or a smaller scale, excellent reference lies in Pen & Sword's book on the vehicle... part of the publisher's Images of War series.

MORE UKRAINIAN TROOPS

MasterBox continues to design new themed figure sets based on the current Russia-Ukraine War. This latest product has four Ukrainian troops posing with a captured Russian tank.

UNUSUAL WORLD WAR TWO TRIO FROM TAKOM

Three new items from the Takom stable will delight any modeller looking for a different World War Two build project.

MINE HUNTING AND FRESH PRODUCE FROM MINIART

Two new styrene accessory sets from MiniArt could well inspire your next diorama or vignette. Whether you opt for the mine detectors or fruit in crates, a feast of fine detail awaits.

NEW NAVAL AND MILITARY KITS FROM TAKOM

Takom is making a 1/350 debut with its new-tool US Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer, but military fans can also expect a 1/72 Chinese DF-41 ICBM transporter/erector/launcher. Both are due March-April this year, and offer admirable detail.

NEW TRUMPETER KITS DUE END OF MARCH 2022

A wealth of exciting kits are on their way from Trumpeter, due late March onwards. Aircraft, military and naval genres are catered for. The most impressive product is arguably the 1/16 Jagdpanther!

CLASSY T-34 REFERENCE

A good reference book is worth its weight in gold, and if you're planning builds of the Soviet T-34 tank, Canfora Publishing's new hardback is a real must.

REVELL 2022 NEW ITEMS TO AUGUST

Check out Revell's new items due up until August 2022. They include re-introductions, updated kits and new toolings.

MILITARY AND FIGURE GEMS FROM ROYAL MODEL

Italy's Royal Model has released several superb new resin items for military/figure modellers. The sculpting is fabulous!

NEW 1/35 MILITARY KITS FROM AIRFIX News Premium

NEW 1/35 MILITARY KITS FROM AIRFIX

A newly tooled 1/35 military kit is on its way from Airfix for 2022. Chris Clifford tells of this and other same-scale kits from this year's new catalogue.

AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS – BACK FOR 2022 News Premium

AIRFIX VINTAGE CLASSICS – BACK FOR 2022

A feast of heritage Airfix kits are returning to the 2022 catalogue under the Vintage Classics label. Revel in the nostalgia!

NEW FORD AND HEINKEL KITS FROM RODEN

Two fascinating kits are due from Roden, in the Ukraine, this January-February. They will be available via the UK importer Bachmann Europe.

DECALS FOR FAR-FLUNG SHERMANS

If you're in the market for attractive 1/35 Sherman tank schemes, look no further than these two decal sheets from Toro Model.

Quarter-Scale Bunker

Toro Model's new 1/48 Tobruk Shelter is a splendid diorama feature for military modellers.

DETAILED TANK MAINTENANCE WITH MINIART

Ukraine's MiniArt has combined one of its superb 1/35 interior detail Panzer IV tank kits with maintenance equipment, figures and a base to provide what's essentially a diorama in a box.

CAPTURED FRENCH TANKS

The subject of the so-called 'Beutepanzer' (trophy tank) is explored by ICM's reboxing of its 1/35 FCM 36 French light tank, in German colours.

ARMOUR DIORAMA IN A BOX News Premium

ARMOUR DIORAMA IN A BOX

MiniArt is soon to release a bumper package in 1/35 scale, enabling the creation of a diorama with a Panzer IV as the centrepiece.

GROWLING MISSILES

Having delighted modellers with its latest Russian aircraft and submarines, Zvezda has turned its attention to surface-to-air-missiles, with a new tooling of the S-400 ‘Triumf’.

BOHEMIAN DETAILING News Premium

BOHEMIAN DETAILING

Czech firm Eduard has released a raft of accessories recently and here, we inspect a selection of resin and photo-etched metal parts, and decals. The recipient subjects are the Spitfire Mk.V, A-4B Skyhawk, Sabre F.4, Hind gunship, and there are standalone fast jet stores too.

NEW MINIART AUSTIN ARMOURED CAR COMING SOON!

Ukrainian kit manufacturer MiniArt has shared some imagery of its forthcoming 1/35 Austin Armoured Car Indian Pattern. It looks to be a stunning kit, with full interior detail.

AWAY FROM THE FRONT

MiniArt has provided preview images of its forthcoming 1/35 German Soldiers at Rest figure set.

ALL-NEW KETTENKRAFTRAD!

Tamiya has seemingly nailed it again with its freshly-tooled 1/35 Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkraftrad. CHRIS CLIFFORD explores the contents of what is bound to become a modern classic.

ISLAND-HOPPING ARMOUR

Decals for European Theatre Sherman tanks are plentiful, but less so for those that fought against the Japanese. Toro Model continues to buck the trend though, with its third instalment of Pacific markings for this famous vehicle.

MILITARY MARKINGS

Check out these three new sets of armour schemes from Sweden’s prolific Star Decals. They cover World War Two, the Cold War and First Gulf War.

‘I LOVE KIT’ DEBUT BOXINGS

There’s a new kit brand in town and it’s chosen fresh 1/35 military toolings for its inaugural releases.

AFV Club 1/35 Forthcoming Releases

Importer Bachmann Europe has advised us of pending kits from manufacturer AFV Club, arriving in the UK during July and August 2021…