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MiniArt's Chevrolet Hauler: 1/35 G7107 Military Truck

Ukrainian firm MiniArt has repackaged its G7107 with a set of figures posed as if carrying out repairs - read AMW's review of the kit now!

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Airfix releases Classic Soviet Armour - its 1/72 Josef Stalin JS-3!

First released in 1962, Airfix’s JS-3 returns in Vintage Classics packaging - check out Airfix Model World's review here.

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Late-War Panzer from Dragon: 1/72 Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.J Early Production

Often viewed as a backwards step in Panzer IV development, the last subtype – the Ausf.J – is the subject of Dragon’s small-scale kit, reviewed here by AMW.

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World of Tanks Gaming Assault Gun - Revell 1/72 Sturmgeschütz IV

Those opening this re-boxed Matchbox kit as part of Revell’s link with World of Tanks are in for a pleasant surprise, as it was one of the former firm’s last products. Read AMW's verdict here.

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Ubiquitous Celebration: Italeri's 1/35 Willys Jeep MB 80th Anniversary

Italeri’s 1/24 Willys Jeep has been re-released to celebrate 80 years since the type was first produced. Discover more in AMW's review.

TRUMPETER’S ANTI-AIRCRAFT BEAST Review Premium

TRUMPETER’S ANTI-AIRCRAFT BEAST

If you like building anti-aircraft vehicles, Trumpeter's L4500A truck with 3.7cm Flak is a generally well-detailed, parts-packed option.

WAR PRIZE HALF-TRACK BY SPECIAL ARMOUR Review Premium

WAR PRIZE HALF-TRACK BY SPECIAL ARMOUR

Fans of small-scale AFVs have a splendid option in Special Armour's 1/72 Captured Sd.Kfz.250 Ausf. A half-track.

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Top-Quality Armour from MiniArt: 1/35 Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H Nibelungenwerk Mid Prod

MiniArt’s high standards are again on view with its ‘baseline’ offering of the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H, reviewed here by AMW.

ALLIED HALF-TRACK ‘UNIFORMS’ FROM STAR DECALS Review Premium

ALLIED HALF-TRACK ‘UNIFORMS’ FROM STAR DECALS

If you plan to build a US Army M3A1 half-track but want alternative markings, check out Star Decals' sheet 35-C-1233, which offers four fresh liveries.

TAMIYA’S ALL-NEW CHALLENGER 2 Review Premium

TAMIYA’S ALL-NEW CHALLENGER 2

Thirty years have passed since Tamiya produced its 1/35 Challenger 2 tank...but finally we now have 1/48 version from the company.

ICM’S RARE ARMOURED CAR REWORKED Review Premium

ICM’S RARE ARMOURED CAR REWORKED

ICM has released its third boxing of the German Sd.Kfz.247 Ausf.B armoured car, this time with an MG 34 machine-gun and mount.

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ICM's General Purpose Hauler - 1/35 G7117 truck review

Modellers wanting to build US World War Two logistics vehicles are spoilt for choice with two manufacturers releasing several kits: ICM's G7117 is reviewed here.

DRAGON’S SMALL-SCALE STURMGESCHÜTZ Review Premium

DRAGON’S SMALL-SCALE STURMGESCHÜTZ

Dragon's 1/72 armour kits are packed with detail, and the tradition is upheld by the firm's new Neo Pro StuG.II Ausf.B boxing, which offers link-and-length tracks. It also provides structural details of early IIIBs.

ALL-NEW SOVIET KV-2 BY TAMIYA Review Premium

ALL-NEW SOVIET KV-2 BY TAMIYA

Tamiya has reworked its superb 1/35 Soviet KV-1 tank to produce the imposing KV-2sub-type with 152mm howitzer.

‘FREE MONKEY’ CANNON FROM 16.02 Review Premium

‘TREE MONKEY’ CANNON FROM 16.02

Custom-Scale sub-brand 16.02 has released a superb ground-based version of the 3cm Bordkanone gun. It's in ground-firing format, with the choice of two different mounts, and is ripe for diorama treatment.

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Alkett Assaulter: MiniArt's new 1/35 StuG III Interior Kit

VIDEO: Announced with considerable fanfare, the first of MiniArt’s 1/35 StuG III interior kits has arrived… JOHN FULLER discovers what this highly anticipated package can promise...

DETAIL-PACKED T-55 VARIANT BY MINIART Review Premium

DETAIL-PACKED T-55 VARIANT BY MINIART

Few tank kits are as impressive as the 1/35 interior-detail products manufactured by Ukraine's MiniArt. Its T-55A MOD. 1970 kit upholds the firm's tradition of staggeringly good detail.

DRAGON’S DUAL-IDENTITY HALF-TRACK Review Premium

DRAGON’S DUAL-IDENTITY HALF-TRACK

Dragon's 1/72 German Sd.Kfz.251 half-tracks are packed with detail, and this 2 in 1 offering provides alternative parts so you can choose to build one of two different vehicles. The common factor is that of pioneer bridge sections mounted on the upper hull sides.

STUNNING QUARTER-SCALE TIGER I FROM USTAR Review Premium

STUNNING QUARTER-SCALE TIGER I FROM USTAR

Military fans who favour 1/48 scale have been envious of their 1/35-building brethren, when it comes to tanks with full interiors. But no longer though, as Asian firm USTAR has released a mind-bogglingly good quarter-scale Tiger I, on a Kursk theme, and it's festooned with detail inside and out.

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Demonstration for Display: ICM's 1/35 FCM 36 with French Tank Crew

ICM has combined its 1/35 FCM 36 French tank with the same-scale figures designed to accompany the vehicle in a package that’s cheaper than buying the two sets separately.

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Tamiya's Heavy-Hitting Rhino: 1/48 Nashorn Review

Modellers wanting a German Nashorn but who don’t have the space for a 1/35 version might prefer Tamiya’s 1/48 offering - the subject of Airfix Model World's review, here.

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Brengun adds another Teeny Tiny Tank: 1/144 A7V German WWI tank

Brengun continues to expand its range of ‘airliner-scale’ armour subjects, with the German A7V tank being one of the latest. Discover more about this tiny military kit in Airfix Model World's review.

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MiniArt releases Lanz Bulldog: D8506 tractor & Trailer with Crew

MiniArt has continued to build on its range of D8056 tractor kits – replicating the famous Lanz Bulldog vehicle – with this version containing the now-familiar trailer, German figures plus a range of grenades and mines. Discover more about the full kit here.

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Wheeled Troop Carrier from Dragon: /72 PLA ZBL-09 IFV

Arguably, convergent evolution is just as prevalent in vehicle design as nature, as evinced by China’s ZBL-09, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Piranha series of vehicles (the source of many Western 8x8 designs) – understandable given they provide similar functions.

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ICM's Gun-Toting Tourer: 1/35 G4 Partisanwagen

The latest version of ICM’s 1/35 G4 tourer/staff car depicts a less common variant (of the 57 examples built) equipped with pedestal-mounted MG 34 machine guns in the rear/passenger section. Find out more here!

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Special Armour's Personal Command: 1/35 Panzerbefehlswagen 35(t)

Here’s a surprising but very welcome return for CMK’s 1/35 Panzerbefehlswagen (armoured/ tank command vehicle) 35(t) under the label of another Special Hobby subsidiary: Special Armour. Check out AMW's review here.

EIGHTIES ISRAELI ARMOUR Review Premium

EIGHTIES ISRAELI ARMOUR

Amusing Hobby's second 1/35 Israeli Centurion kit ticks all the boxes in terms of detail, parts count and price. If you're a fan of Cold War armour, you'll love this fun-packed product.

BRITISH SHERMAN STUDY Review Premium

BRITISH SHERMAN STUDY

If you have Sherman Firefly builds on the cards, regardless of scale, Model Centrum's softback book on these machines is a superb reference. It offers myriad photos, scale drawings, colour profiles and more.

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Revell embarks on a World of Tanks link-up with new Armour Kits

Revell is arguably pioneering the art of model kit and videogame linkups, as here’s a new range of armour subjects under the World of Tanks label. We examine two of these offerings: 1/72 Cromwell tank and SU-100 tank-destroyer kits.