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‘Devotion’ Corsair: Hasegawa’s 1/48 F4U-4 Feature Premium

‘Devotion’ Corsair: Hasegawa’s 1/48 F4U-4

Jan Maes

To celebrate the release of Korean War film 'Devotion', Read how the late Jan Maes replicated Tom Hudner's F4U-4 Corsair in 1/48 scale.

Jan Maes
FINNISH FLYING PENCIL: BUILDING AIRFIX’S 1/72 DO 17Z Feature Premium

FINNISH FLYING PENCIL: BUILDING AIRFIX’S 1/72 DO 17Z

David Holmes

David Holmes adds extra detail to Airfix's 1/72 Dornier Do 17Z, representing a Finnish aircraft based at Ontolla in 1943.

David Holmes
IMPROVING ITALERI’S PUMA Feature Premium

IMPROVING ITALERI’S PUMA

Juanjo Dominguez

Juanjo Dominguez Calvo breathes extra life into Italeri's 1/48 Puma armoured car... and provides sage weathering advice.

Juanjo Dominguez
BUILDING INFINITY MODELS’ HELLDIVER Feature Premium

BUILDING INFINITY MODELS’ HELLDIVER

Peter Fearon

Infinity Models' 1/32 Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver provides a satisfying build challenge for Peter Fearon.

Peter Fearon
BUILDING REVELL’S TYPE IIB U-BOAT Feature Premium

BUILDING REVELL’S TYPE IIB U-BOAT

Mike Verier

Mike Verier completes Revell's reissue of ICM's 1/144 Type IIB U-boat, and shows how to achieve a highly realistic seascape.

Mike Verier
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Strike Two: Miniwing 1/144 BAC Strikemaster dual-build article

Mike Grant

Mike Grant examines Miniwing’s ‘small air force’ in the form of its 1/144 BAC Strikemaster twin-kit set.

Mike Grant
DARK DESTROYER: EDUARD’S Bf 110 Feature Premium

DARK DESTROYER: EDUARD’S Bf 110

José Pires

José Pires explores the role of the flying Zerstörer over Great Britain with his build of Eduard's 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 110 Adlertag kit.

José Pires
WORLD’S FIRST CAR: PATENT MOTORWAGEN Feature Premium

WORLD’S FIRST CAR: PATENT MOTORWAGEN

Dr James Whalen

Dr James Whalen builds ICM's 1/24 Patent-Motorwagen, depicting Carl Benz's significant contribution to the development of the automobile.

Dr James Whalen
SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC Feature Premium

SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC

Mike Williams

Mike Williams appraises Special Hobby's 1/72 new-tool Mirage IIIC by building an advance sample.

Mike Williams
HOWLING FIGHTER: BUILDING EDUARD’S 1/48 TEMPEST II Feature Premium

HOWLING FIGHTER: BUILDING EDUARD’S 1/48 TEMPEST II

Jay Blakemore

Jay Blakemore is blown away by Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.II, built from the firm's ProfiPACK boxing.

Jay Blakemore
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BASIC BUILD: Airfix’s Vickers Valiant kit

KEV BAXTER

Following the re-release of Airfix’s 1/72 scale Vickers Valiant, Kev Baxter finally finds a better home for one of his allegedly ill-gotten gains. Read the full build and discover how to make this stunning scale model.

KEV BAXTER
SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G Feature Premium

SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G

Garry Tobiss

Garry Tobiss completes Special Hobby's new-tool 1/48 AH-1G gunship in smart Spanish navy colours.

Garry Tobiss
ONE-WAY TRIP: AIRFIX WESTLAND COMMANDO BUILD Feature Premium

ONE-WAY TRIP: AIRFIX WESTLAND COMMANDO

The Westland Commando involved in a clandestine mission during 1982's Falklands conflict is replicated by Huw Morgan, by backdating Airfix's 1/72 HC.4.

ACES HIGH: BUILDING REVELL’S IRON MAIDEN SPITFIRE Feature Premium

ACES HIGH: BUILDING REVELL’S IRON MAIDEN SPITFIRE

Johan Augustsson

Revell has collaborated with world-famous heavy metal band Iron Maiden to produce a themed 1/32 'Aces High' Spitfire Mk.II with 'Eddie' figures. It's built here by Johan Augustsson.

Johan Augustsson
SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE: ICM’S ‘GHOST OF KYIV’ Feature Premium

SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE: ICM’S ‘GHOST OF KYIV’

Chris Jones offers a topical build in the shape of ICM's 1/72 MiG-29 'Ghost of Kyiv'.

SUPER SWEDE: PILOT REPLICAS’ NEW-TOOL SAAB SK 60A/B Feature Premium

SUPER SWEDE: PILOT REPLICAS’ NEW-TOOL SAAB SK 60A/B

Niklas Knutzén completes a pre-release example of Pilot Replicas’ brand-new 1/48 SAAB SK 60A/B, straight from the box.

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NEW TOOL: Eduard's 1/48 Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat Full-Build

AMW's Mike Williams is thrilled to examine Eduard’s newly tooled 1/48 Grumman F4F Wildcat in its initial ProfiPACK Edition, adding the firm’s Brassin extras for added detail.

NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/72 S-199 MEZEK Feature Premium

NEW TOOL: EDUARD’S 1/72 S-199 MEZEK

Eduard's new-tool 1/72 Avia S-199 Mezek provides Garry Tobiss with a hugely enjoyable build experience... twice!

AIRFIX’S ALL-NEW 1/48 AVRO ANSON MK.I… COMPLETED! Feature Premium

AIRFIX’S ALL-NEW 1/48 AVRO ANSON MK.I… COMPLETED!

Matthew Porter can barely contain his excitement while building an exclusive test-shot of Airfix's 1/48 new-tool Avro Anson Mk.I.

GLIDE AND CONQUER: ICM NEW-TOOL GOTHA 242 Feature Premium

GLIDE AND CONQUER: BUILDING ICM'S NEW-TOOL GOTHA 242

ICM's new-tool 1/48 Gotha Go 242B was a surprise offering for many modellers, including Dean Large. Read the full build article and see his verdict.

NEW TOOL: AIRFIX 1/24 SPITFIRE MK.IX Feature Premium

NEW TOOL: AIRFIX 1/24 SPITFIRE MK.IX

Steve Budd has a detail bonanza with his build of Airfix's hotly anticipated 1/24 Spitfire Mk.IXc.

FLOATING FORTRESS: BUILDING REVELL’S BISMARCK Feature Premium

FLOATING FORTRESS: BUILDING REVELL’S BISMARCK

Andy Davies does a terrific job of completing Revell's 1/350 Platinum Edition Bismarck... a superb package brimming with aftermarket upgrades.

SLOW BUT DEADLY: FLYHAWK’S NEW-TOOL 1/72 DAUNTLESS Feature Premium

SLOW BUT DEADLY: FLYHAWK’S NEW-TOOL 1/72 DAUNTLESS

Mike Williams celebrates 80 years since the Douglas SBD Dauntless delivered a decisive blow at the Battle of Midway, by building Flyhawk’s superb new 1/72 kit.

ALTERNATIVE REALITY: SUYATA TITANIC DIORAMA Feature Premium

EXCLUSIVE: SUYATA TITANIC DIORAMA

Key Model World's CHRIS CLIFFORD builds Suyata's Titanic Port Scene & Vehicle package - finding it a refreshingly different and satisfying project.

AMIENS RAIDER: CSM’S CANADIAN ARMOURED MG CARRIER Feature Premium

AMIENS RAIDER: CSM’S CANADIAN ARMOURED MG CARRIER

Toni Canfora builds Copper State Models' Canadian Armoured MG Carrier from World War One.

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Airfix's Little Trainer: 1/72 Jet Provost T.4 FULL BUILD

Young modeller Ethan Williams builds the 2019 release of Airfix’s 1/72 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4 with a lovely kit-supplied camouflage scheme.

TORNADO APPROACHING! ITALERI’S NEW-TOOL GR.4 Feature Premium

TORNADO APPROACHING! ITALERI’S NEW-TOOL GR.4

Dean large employs a host of aftermarket accessories in his build of Italeri's new-tool 1/32 Tornado GR.4

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EXCLUSIVE BUILD: Airfix's new-tool 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8

EXCLUSIVE FULL-BUILD FEATURE: Kev Baxter was delighted to preview the latest and arguably the greatest Airfix release in 1/72 scale to date, a newly tooled Gloster Meteor F.8.

DAYGLO PINOCCHIO Feature Premium

DAYGLO PINOCCHIO: SPECIAL HOBBY'S SWISS VAMPIRE

Mike Grant finishes Special Hobby's 1/72 Swiss Air Force de Havilland Vampire in a stunning colour scheme.

FIGHTING ROTHESAY: ATLANTIC MODELS’ HMS YARMOUTH Feature Premium

FIGHTING ROTHESAY: ATLANTIC MODELS' HMS YARMOUTH

Toby Knight takes on a multi-media challenge with Atlantic Models' splendid 1/350 HMS Yarmouth, built as HMS Plymouth.