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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest of ICM’s current diorama sets provides one of the best value-for-money packages on the market, combining three staff vehicles (Kfz.1, 2 and 4) plus a twin MG 34 mounting for just 60% of the separate kits’ total cost. Airfix Model World's full review contains exclusive parts photos.
MiniArt has raised what modellers expect from an armour kit, such as this T-55 with mine roller, offering 91 styrene runners, plus two brass chains and a photo-etched brass fret, yet this is just a ‘basic’ offering, without a full interior.
Released as part of Dragon’s Armor Pro range, this is a welcome return of the firm’s late-model T-34/85; AMW lifts the lid on this re-issued kit here.
Takom sub-brand Blitz has produced a superb1/35 kit that allows you to build either a late production StuG III Ausf.G, or a StuH 42. It's great value for fans of German armour, and includes extensive photo-etched metal details and optional turned metal barrels.
Discover the splendour that's inside MiniArt's latest 1/35 T-34/85 kit - depicting a vehicle with Composite turret from the 112 plant - in AMW's review of the kit.
With MiniArt having previously released the Chevrolet G7107 truck and BM-13-16 rocket launcher system, it was just a matter of time before the two were combined. Find out more about this Soviet self-propelled artillery platform in this kit review.