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SILVER-SCREEN STARS

Two versions of the war film Sahara have been released: the original 1943 production starring Humphrey Bogart and a 1995 remake with James Belushi in the primary role: these are the basis for MiniArt’s latest 1/35 M3 Lee release.

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WHEELED UTILITY

Here’s another great 28mm (1/56 scale) wargaming product from Rubicon, which offers the choice of building either a WC51 or WC52 ¾ ton truck, with additional options for an open or covered cargo deck, plus three figures and a pintle-mounted .50 cal machine gun.

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FROM AGRICULTURE TO AIRFIELDS

Released under the Planet Models Military Vehicle banner, this delicate 1/72 resin kit has been produced by CMK and represents fellow Czech company Zetor’s 15 tractor.

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DESERT CARRIER

Dragon’s M2A3 Bradley makes a welcome return, with the original 2007-vintage parts augmented by a new frame that provides rucksacks and a rolled tarpaulin for external stowage.

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REMOTE RADIO

Military modellers who favour 1/48 – or those wishing to trial quarter-scale modelling for the first time – will find ICM’s Sd.Kfz. 260 Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen (small armoured radio car) of interest.

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WOODEN-WHEELED WEAPON

Having reworked its 1/35 Skoda Wz. 14/19 100mm howitzer to represent Polish Motorised Cavalry artillery (35060, featuring large tyre-shod wheels), the firm has tweaked the contents again to replicate the country’s horse-drawn weaponry.

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GAS-BAG TOWING

Having started with conventional Male and Female versions of the Mark IV tank, Brengun has taken a decidedly left-field approach for its latest offering, that of an airship mooring post/tug as used with either 23- or R23X-class British airships.

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MINE-PROOFED RUSSIAN

The recent innovations in mine-resistant ambush protection (MRAP) vehicles has lead to a glut of material for kit companies – Zvezda’s new tooling depicts the Russian Kamaz 63968 Typhoon-K 6x6 armoured personnel carrier.

MINIART’S NEW 1/35 ARMY HAULER Review Premium

MINIART’S NEW 1/35 LOAD HAULER

Whether displayed individually, or as part of a diorama, MiniArt's new 1/35 Chevrolet G7107 US Army Truck is a gem. Is this an instant classic?

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NEW SMALL-SCALE STRYKER

Dragon's 1/72 Stryker family got bigger with the new Dragoon ICV variant. Like the firm's other Strykers, it's packed with detail.