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MINIART ADAPTS 1/35 PaK 40 Review Premium

MINIART ADAPTS 1/35 PaK 40

Chris Clifford

Military modellers keen on towed weaponry will welcome MiniArt's decision to offer a Late Production Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

Chris Clifford
BORDER MODEL ‘KHARKOV’ TIGER I BOXING Review Premium

BORDER MODEL ‘KHARKOV’ TIGER I BOXING

Chris Clifford

Border Model has again adapted its new-tool 1/35 Tiger I to portray tanks seen at the February 1943 Battle of Kharkov.

Chris Clifford

RE-WORKED PANZER TRACTS BOOK – Sf. ARTILLERIE

Chris Clifford

Modellers planning builds of German self-propelled artillery shouldn't miss the revised Panzer Tracts volume covering vehicles such as the Wespe and Hummel.

Chris Clifford
BORDER MODEL 1/35 LATE HUMMEL IN-BOX REVIEW Review Premium

BORDER MODEL 1/35 LATE HUMMEL IN-BOX REVIEW

Chris Clifford

Border Model's1/35 Late Production Hummel is a fine option for modellers who favour tracked artillery subjects. Read our in-box review.

Chris Clifford
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NEW TOOL 1/35 MRZR D4 FROM MAGIC FACTORY

Stu Fone

Magic Factory’s all-new 1/35 MRZR D4 is a welcome addition, covering a subject that’s received little attention previously.

Stu Fone
MINIART 1/72 MILITARY BREAKTHROUGH WITH StuG III AUSF. G Review Premium

MINIART 1/72 MILITARY BREAKTHROUGH WITH StuG III AUSF. G

Chris Clifford

Ukraine's MiniArt has released its first-ever 1/72 military kit, in the shape of a StuG III Ausf. G Feb 1943 Alkett Production.

Chris Clifford
PLANET MODELS MORRIS CS9 REWORK Review Premium

PLANET MODELS MORRIS CS9 REWORK

Chris Clifford

Special Hobby sub-brand Planet Models has issued a second boxing of its 1/72 resin Morris CS9 light armoured car, this time with new parts and North Africa Campaign decals.

Chris Clifford
NEW JAPANESE ARTILLERY FROM BORDER MODEL Review Premium

NEW JAPANESE ARTILLERY FROM BORDER MODEL

Chris Clifford

Fans of artillery pieces won't want to miss Border Model's splendid, detail-packed 1/35 Imperial Japanese Army 28cm Howitzer from 1905.

Chris Clifford
TAKOM M29 WEASEL IN-BOX REVIEW Review Premium

TAKOM M29 WEASEL IN-BOX REVIEW

Chris Clifford

Military modellers looking for something out of the ordinary have an interesting option in Takom's 1/35 M29 Weasel. It's the first new styrene option in decades.

Chris Clifford
NEW-TOOL 1/35 KOZAK-2 MRAP FROM ICM Review Premium

NEW-TOOL 1/35 KOZAK-2 MRAP FROM ICM

Chris Clifford

ICM has released an excellent all-new 1/35 tooling of Ukraine's Kozak-2 mine-resistant ambush-protected battlefield vehicle.

Chris Clifford
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IBG’S NEW-TOOL 1/72 UKRAINIAN BTR-4Es

Stu Fone

Polish firm IBG Models is the first to release a 1/72 scale kit of Ukraine’s battle-hardened BTR-4E APC

Stu Fone
GERMAN SOLDIERS IN CAFÉ BY MINIART Review Premium

MINIART GERMAN SOLDIERS IN CAFÉ

Chris Clifford

Want to create a diorama showing military men off duty? If so, MiniArt's new 1/35 German Soldiers in Cafe set offers a wealth of potential.

Chris Clifford
NEW-TOOL AEV-3 KODIAK FROM BORDER MODEL Review Premium

NEW-TOOL AEV-3 KODIAK FROM BORDER MODEL

Stu Fone

Border Model has cleverly created the world's first styrene kit of the Swiss-German Kodiak engineering vehicle, by adapting its own 1/35 Leopard 2 tooling.

Stu Fone
THUNDER MODEL 1/35 MORRIS BOFORS C9/B LATE Review Premium

THUNDER MODEL 1/35 MORRIS BOFORS C9/B LATE

Chris Clifford

like anti-aircraft vehicles? If so, Thunder Model's new-tool 1/35 Morris Bofors C9/B should get your creative juices flowing. Read our in-box review.

Chris Clifford
NEW ALKETT 1945 STUG.III AUSF.G FROM MINIART Review Premium

NEW ALKETT 1945 STUG.III AUSF.G FROM MINIART

Chris Clifford

MiniArt's 1/35 StuG.III family has grown again with a new Ausf.G Alkett-built 1945 version. Read our full review.

Chris Clifford
1/48 ZETOR 25 TRACTOR FROM CMK Review Premium

1/48 ZETOR 25 TRACTOR FROM CMK

Chris Clifford

CMK now offers the perfect accompaniment to your 1/48 MiG-15 or -17 aircraft model... a Czech Zetor 25 tractor with towbar.

Chris Clifford
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Scenic Starter: 1/76 Sd.Kfz. 124 Wespe from Revell

John Fuller

Revell’s ex-Matchbox Wespe has been re-issued in the firm’s ‘First Diorama’ range, but is it the ideal starting point for producing a scene?

John Fuller
DRAGON’S REWORKED 1/35 Sd.Kfz.251/10 HALF-TRACK Review Premium

DRAGON’S REWORKED 1/35 Sd.Kfz.251/10 HALF-TRACK

Stu Fone

Dragon has reworked its 1/35 Sd.Kfz.251/10 Ausf.C half-track, adding EZtrack individual links, a vinyl tarpaulin half-cover and other items.

Stu Fone
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Space-age Comet: Tamiya’s newly tooled 1/35 Tank, Cruiser, Comet I (A34)

John Fuller

Japanese firm Tamiya has released just the second styrene depiction of the British Comet cruiser tank in 1/35 scale – read our full review of the new kit here.

John Fuller
DAS WERK’S ALL-NEW 1/35 TRIPPEL SCHWIMMWAGEN Review Premium

DAS WERK’S ALL-NEW 1/35 TRIPPEL SCHWIMMWAGEN

Chris Clifford

Read our exclusive review of Das Werk's 1/35 new-tool Trippel SG 6/38 Schwimmwagen from Das Werk.

Chris Clifford
TAMIYA’S 1/48 NEW-TOOL M8 HMC Review Premium

TAMIYA’S 1/48 NEW-TOOL M8 HMC

Chris Clifford

Fans of 1/48 armour will welcome Tamiya's brand-new tooling of the diminutive M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage. It's packed with detail and features link-and-length tracks.

Chris Clifford
BORDER’S NEW INTIAL PRODUCTION TIGER I Review Premium

BORDER’S NEW INTIAL PRODUCTION TIGER I

Chris Clifford

Border Model has followed its debut 1/35 Tiger I Early Production kit from 2020 with an Initial version, offering schemes for s.Pz.Abt.502 at Leningrad, 1942-43.

Chris Clifford
ALL-NEW EARLY PANZER II FROM IBG MODELS Review Premium

ALL-NEW EARLY PANZER II FROM IBG MODELS

Stu Fone

Modellers of German armour have an early war 1/35 treat in IBG Models' new-tool Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.a/2... the first ever kit of the type in this scale.

Stu Fone
SMALL-SCALE VEHICLE GEMS FROM BRENGUN/HAULER Review Premium

SMALL-SCALE VEHICLE GEMS FROM BRENGUN/HAULER

Chris Clifford

New small-scale vehicle kits from Czech labels Brengun and Hauler truly raise the bar with their detail levels.

Chris Clifford
GECKO LARC-V UPDATED BY DAS WERK Review Premium

GECKO LARC-V UPDATED BY DAS WERK

Chris Clifford

Das Werk's reboxing of Gecko Models' 1/35 LARC-V amphibious vehicle allows you to build the early version with five new liveries for German, US and Portuguese machines.

Chris Clifford
TAKOM’S 2 in 1 MAMMUT Review Premium

TAKOM’S 2 in 1 MAMMUT

Chris Clifford and Stu Fone

Takom has issued yet another 1/35 notional armour subject... this time the German Mammut with alternative main guns and engine deck detail.

Chris Clifford and Stu Fone
ANTI-ROCKET IRON DOME FROM MAGIC FACTORY Review Premium

ANTI-ROCKET IRON DOME FROM MAGIC FACTORY

Stu Fone

Chinese firm Magic Factory has become the first to produce the Israeli Iron Dome anti-rocket/mortar system, in 1/35 scale. Read our full review.

Stu Fone
NEW-TOOL GERMAN HALF-TRACK FROM ACADEMY Review Premium

NEW-TOOL GERMAN HALF-TRACK FROM ACADEMY

Chris Clifford

German armour fans will welcome the 1/35 new-tool Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.C half-track from Academy, which has individual-link tracks... all for just £29.99!

Chris Clifford
MULTI-FORMAT TRACTOR BY THUNDER MODEL Review Premium

MULTI-FORMAT TRACTOR BY THUNDER MODEL

Thunder Model has reworked its pleasing 1/35 Case-built US Army Tractor to offer standard and loader formats, driver armour and a civilian version.

HUNGARIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT TANK FROM IBG MODELS Review Premium

HUNGARIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT TANK FROM IBG MODELS

IBG Models' new 40M Nimrod anti-aircraft tank is a splendid option for military modellers who favour 1/72 scale. Read our detailed review.