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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.

ANTI-AIRCRAFT PANTHER FROM VESPID MODELS Review Premium

ANTI-AIRCRAFT PANTHER FROM VESPID MODELS

Do you like 'drawing board' Panzers? If so, Vespid Models' new 1/72 Panther G with 20mm Flakvierling turret is ripe for your next project. Read our detailed review.

1/72 AIRCRAFT STARTER FROM ICM Review Premium

1/72 AIRCRAFT STARTER FROM ICM

Planning any 1/72 builds of Soviet-designed aircraft? If so, ICM's new APA-50M airfield mobile electric unit could be a fine accompaniment.

HAULING SUPPLIES: MINIART’S GERMAN CARGO TRAILER Review Premium

HAULING SUPPLIES: MINIART’S GERMAN CARGO TRAILER

If you' want something extra to make your vehicle build project more interesting, how about MiniArt's 1/35 German Cargo Trailer?

THIRD-GEN BRUISER: RYE FIELD’S LEOPARD 2A6 TANK Review Premium

THIRD-GEN BRUISER: RYE FIELD’S LEOPARD 2A6 TANK

If you're in the market for a 1/35 Leopard 2A6 tank, Rye Field's new tooling is arguably the best available... and one of the boxings is reviewed here.

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NEW TOOL: Bedford QL Tanker in 1/72 from IBG Models

Polish manufacturer IBG Models has issued a brand-new 1/72 Bedford QL Tanker packed with fine detail, as CHRIS CLIFFORD reveals.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.