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FOLDED-CANVAS CARRIER

Efforts to standardise the motorised sections of the German Wehrmacht resulted in the Leichter Gelände Einheits Personen-Kraftwagen (Light All-Terrain Personnel Carrier), replicated in 1/35 scale by this ICM offering.

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GENERAL'S FIELD GUN

Here’s an ideal introduction to model kits and Napoleonic-era history in a single package, with MisterCraft’s re-boxed Směr 1/18 wheeled artillery piece.

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WIRELESS 'ON THE DOUBLE'

ICM has sprung another ‘combo’ product on modellers as part of its Diorama Series, this time focusing on German radio trucks.

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SIMPLE STANDARD

The ubiquity of the Sherman tank during World War Two makes it a popular subject with small-scale armour modellers and wargamers alike, and this 1/72 Forces of Valor kit is ideal for both purposes thanks to its easy construction, large locating pins and pre-coloured Olive Drab styrene.

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CHARMANT HOMELAND DEFENDER

Tamiya’s new-tool 1/35 Renault R35 tank is a charming representation of this French inter-war design, combining just four styrene runners with neatly moulded detail – parts exhibit fine panel lines, delicate rivets and convincing representations of cast metal surfaces.

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AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT

Here’s a return for Airfix’s 1/76 Landing Craft, Mechanised Mk.III (LCM3) and M4A2 Sherman tank combined offering – a pairing first released in 1966.

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Command on the move

ICM’s ZiL-131 is back in its command vehicle configuration, but this time with the inclusion of two figures from its Soviet Drivers set (35641).

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Tracked Cats and Storms

It’s Airfix’s turn to re-box Academy’s 1/35 M10 Tank Destroyer, following an Italeri-branded version in 2010.

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Soft-Top Truck

This version of Polish manufacturer IBG Models’ 1/35 3Ro truck depicts the Lancia-built vehicle with a canvas-covered transport section and with markings to represent vehicles in service with the German Wehrmacht.

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Mortar Assault

Italeri’s Sturmmörser Tiger may be more than 20 years old, but still manages to surprise.