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TRAVELER, CHEETAH, TIGER Review Premium

TRAVELER, CHEETAH, TIGER

The choice of GA aircraft for modellers is relatively slim in comparison to warplanes and airliners, but VFR Models is redressing the balance. Its 1/72 Grumman American AA-5 is reviewed here.

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SOUTHEAST ASIA SCENE

Newly tooled from ICM is this set of five USAF personnel deployed to Vietnam, including a pair of pilots, two technicians and another individual appearing to brief the airmen.

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY...

Designed for Tamiya’s 1/48 German Motorcycle and Sidecar (32578), ToRo Model’s figures provide an unusual load for the BMW R75, in the form of an armed rider and bound pig.

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BOMBS AND FLAMETHROWER

Here’s another great modelling/wargaming cross-over from Zvezda in the form of a four-man, body armour-clad Soviet sapper team, comprising one soldier armed with a flamethrower, two wielding PPS-43 sub-machine guns (including one about to throw a grenade), while the final trooper carries a Degtyaryov machine gun.

LEARNING IN AN ICON Review Premium

LEARNING IN AN ICON

ICM has adopted its approach of matching figures with an aircraft, courtesy of its new 1/32 Tiger Moth and trainee pilots. Find out more from our review.

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MONSTROUS ’TACHE

The last of four ToRo figures inspired by the satirical cartoons of wartime artist WJP Jones, Dark Whiskers portrays a captain from the Coldstream Guards in North Africa, complete with an oversized moustache and ‘swatting’ stick.

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LONGSTANDING GUNNERY

Having catered for a 1/35 World War One-era MG 08 firing team, ICM has substituted the figures and equipment for World War Two soldiers in this diorama-friendly package.

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TAKE COVER!

When it comes to figures, few companies have adopted the approach taken by ICM, which shuns generic poses and ‘the usual’ subjects, and this is particularly true for its World War One Belgian Infantry set.

PLUCKY POLE Review Premium

PLUCKY POLE

Looking for an out-of-the ordinary aircraft build? Then why not plump for IBG Models' exquisite PZL.11c fighter? CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the contents.

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CLIP-TOGETHER COUPÉ

Here’s another attractive addition to Airfix’s range of Quickbuild offerings, in the form of an orange-finished Ford Mustang GT.