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CENTURY SCHEMES

Modellers with 1/72 F-100D kits in their stash will appreciate this splendid selection of gaudy US Air Force schemes from homeland and West Germany-deployed units, from a time when natural metal airframes with brightly coloured markings were the norm.

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TRADITIONAL SCHEMES

Foxbot’s Warriors of Light release caters for 11 Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot aircraft.

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WESTERN DESERT ARMOUR

Here’s another set of ToRo Model decals for 1/35 Sherman tanks at the Second Battle of El Alamein –a clash that marked the turning point in World War Two’s Western Desert Campaign.

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SPREAD YOUR WINGS

Here’s a decidedly different scheme for those with Monogram or SOVA-M 1/72 long-winged Albatross kits, in the shape of Red Bull Racing’s striking livery, complete with charging animal artwork on the fuselage and the company’s logo on the two-tone vertical stabiliser.

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EMIL ACES

Eduard provides a bumper crop of Bf 109Es flown by high-scoring pilots in this splendid supplement to its impressive 1/48 kits.

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PHINAL PHLOURISH

Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force has never been shy when it comes to special schemes on its aircraft, and arguably some of the most striking have been created to mark the retirement of the F-4EJ – this set from DXM provides markings for 302nd Squadron’s ‘white Phantom’ (similar attire for the unit’s ‘black Phantom’ are available as 91-7130).

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DEUTSCHE AIRFRAME DATA

This set of Luftwaffe stencils for 1/48 Eurofighters is perfect for replacing lost, missing or damaged markings and can offer an alternative to a kit-supplied livery.

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“WITNESS THE FIREPOWER”

Modellers wanting a convincing replica of the second Death Star from Return of the Jedi via Bandia’s splendid kit may find Greenstrawberry’s bespoke decal set useful, as it provides markings for all exterior surfaces.

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FLYING WITH A SMILE

One of Slovakia-based airline Sky Europe’s most striking liveries bore the face of Miss Austria 2006 Tatjiana Batinić on the fuselage, and this is replicated by BOA Decals’ set.

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SCOUT TO HALF-TRACK

Pen and Sword’s library of combined modelmaking/reference guides has recently expanded with Land Craft acting as a companion to the Tank Craft publications.