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RAISE YOUR GLASS WITH AIRFIX’S ‘FREEBIE’

For a limited time, anyone pre-ordering Airfix’s new-tool 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance kit will also receive a smart branded pint glass.

NICARAGUAN MARKINGS FROM STAR DECALS

Military modellers interested in Latin American won't want to miss Star Decals' new 1/35 sheets for Nicaraguan tanks, armoured cars and trucks.

MORE ARMOUR STUDIES FROM PANZERWRECKS

The 24th edition of the acclaimed Panzerwrecks book series is now available, and offers a wealth of reference for armour modellers.

Rapier Reference: Newark Air Museum's new exhibit

Newark Air Museum has announced it is set to display what is believed to be the only complete example of the Rapier Field Standard C (FSC) ground-based air defence system.

FORTHCOMING AFV CLUB KITS News Premium

FORTHCOMING AFV CLUB KITS

Military fans will welcome the new kits from AFV Club due later this year. They are the Centurion Mk.V AVRE, and FGM-148 Javelin... both in 1/35 scale.

Wartime Saviour from Airfix: 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance first look!

Airfix's fifth new-tooling of 2022, a 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance, has royal connections and its release coincides closely with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Examine this newly tooled model kit via AMW's first look here!

Maritime-scale miniatures from Starling Models - 1/700 World War Two vehicles

Modellers wanting to recreate either a dockyard or amphibious landing scene in 1/700 have received a huge boost from Starling Models, which has released a series of World War Two vehicles in this scale.

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, including re-introductions, updated kits and new toolings. Read more and get your very own models now.

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.