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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…