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FRESCO IN DEPTH

The latest Warpaint volume is dedicated to the Soviet Union’s first supersonic-capable fighter, the MiG-17, NATO nickname Fresco.

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IN THE BEGINNING

When building their first model, those new to the hobby can face an almost bewildering array of tools, adhesives, paints and kits, not to mention more advanced products associated with weathering methods.

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‘JUMPING’ JET ACCOUNTS

The first of two Jet Age series volumes dedicated to the Hawker Siddeley Harrier covers its introduction in 1969 to the end of the Cold War – judged to be 1990, when the first of the second-generation British Aerospace machines entered service.

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Bulk CREW PACKS

3D printing specialist Hardy’s Hobbies has introduced a range of special figures packs to offer a bulk purchase discount.

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Rails of Sheffield 'Terrier' debuts for 'OO'

The Stroudley ‘Terrier’ is as popular with manufacturers as it is modellers. Rails of Sheffield took delivery of the first batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model in early May. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this new rival for the ‘Best in Show’ rosette.

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Hattons 'O' gauge Gresley 'A4'

The streamlined casing of the Gresley ‘A4’ took the world by storm when the first of the new breed rolled out of Doncaster Works in 1935. Can Hattons brand-new ‘O’ gauge model of the high-speed ‘Pacifics’ do the same for 7mm scale? MIKE WILD puts this new arrival through its paces.

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Hornby SLIDING DOOR Mk3s

Modern modellers are in for a treat with the arrival of Hornby’s new collection of Mk 3 sliding door stock for GWR, CrossCountry and ScotRail HST formations. MIKE WILD inspects a full rake of GWR liveried vehicles.

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Heljan updates ‘OO’ CLASS 33

THE POPULAR HELJAN ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 33 Bo-Bo diesel is back, and this new version offers an upgraded late period model featuring a high-intensity headlight.

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Locoman Creates new ‘A3’ sound profile

THE FAMOUS threecylinder beat of the sole surviving Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 has been recreated for the ESU LokSound 5 platform by Locoman Sounds. This brand new sound scheme introduces new functions and versatility which take advantage of the latest generation decoder from ESU.

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3D printed site accessories

Shedring Hobbies has created a growing collection of 3D printed accessories. Our review package featured examples from its building site series including fencing, cones, cement mixers, oil drums and more.