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DUNE SCOUTS

The tenth 1/35 diorama-series combo from ICM is yet another great value for money offering, with three ANZAC Model Ts for the price of just two if purchased separately.

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SOUTHERN TRAVELLER

After an absence of more than a decade from Airfix’s catalogue, its 1962-vintage HM Bark Endeavour sailing ship kit has been re-released to commemorate 250 years since Capt James Cook became the first European to map Australia’s eastern shoreline.

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HARD-HITTING ‘FRANK’

Modellers with Hasegawa’s small-scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate can add armament detail courtesy of CMK’s resin set.

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CONVOY PROTECTOR

IBG’s collection of G-, H-and I-class destroyer subjects is popular with maritime modellers thanks to its well-designed parts breakdown and incorporation of photo-etched components for railings, davits, ladders and radar housings.

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PILGRIMS’ PASSAGE

Revell’s Mayflower kit has been released to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ emigration to North America.

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INDEPENDENCE SHOOTER

Rather than just reissue its Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship kits, Cyber-hobby has been updating them with each release.

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LUNAR GIFT SET

While commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, Airfix’s lunar diorama is also timed perfectly to pick up on the renewed interest in space following recent SpaceX missions and Space Launch System developments.

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IMPERIAL POWER

Star Wars fans will find much to savour in this Bandai combo set (re-released in Europe by Revell) regardless of modelling skill as it combines exquisite detail with small size, allowing builders to have their own Death Star and Star Destroyer without taking up too much room.

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ONE-OF-A-KIND TIE

While the Empire’s TIE fighters are instantly recognisable from the Star Wars franchise, a design that appeared in just a single film – the TIE Advanced XI – arguably became even more well known, due to it being flown by Darth Vader.

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GALACTIC BLADE

Revell has released Bandai’s stunning Star Wars Rebellion B-Wing fighter under its European licensing agreement with Disney.