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GLOBAL HINDS

Modellers wanting a different scheme for Zvezda’s newly tooled Mi-24V (see Sept 2020, News, page 8) will find much to savour with Eduard’s five-airframe collection.

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INDEPENDENT FOXBATS

Ukrainian firm Foxbot Decals has released a set of 1/48 decals enabling modellers to represent the Soviet-designed MiG-25PDS Foxbat-E in service with its home country’s air arm following the breakdown of the Soviet Union.

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WESTERN DESERT ARMOUR

Perfect for any 1/48 Sherman tank kit, ToRo Model’s aftermarket decals provide markings for British-operated M4s at the second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt – a pivotal turning point in the Western Desert campaign, and indeed World War Two.

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‘CHINNED’ FIGHTERS

Intended for either Italeri’s or Special Hobby’s Spitfire Mk.Vc, this splendid set from Xtradecal supplies markings for six airframes fitted with the Vokes tropical filter, which gives the type a distinctly ‘chinny’ appearance.

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FLYING BOARS

Intended to accompany the firm’s delightful 1/48 Bf 109G-6, Eduard’s first Wilde Sau (Wild Boar) collection provides markings for five JG 300 airframes, all of which sport rather striking late-war camouflage schemes, with squiggles, waves and mottles all featuring.

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AIR FORCE TRANSPORT

Modellers seeking an unusual livery for 1/35 World War Two jeep kits may wish to consider H-Models’ selection of Allied air force-operated vehicles, which includes three Willys MBs and a Ford GPW.

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STANDARD CHARACTERS

Here’s a great product from Model Art that’s ideal for modellers seeking either bespoke (for scratch-building) or replacement white lettering for British military aircraft subjects (a set with black letters is available separately as GEN004).

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FAR EASTERN AVIATION

These strikingly bright markings from Blue Rider Decals provide for a fascinating array of aircraft types operated in China prior to World War Two.

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CENTENARY SUPER BUG

Modellers wanting a different look to their Academy or Hasegawa 1/72 EA-18G Growlers may wish to consider Syhart’s sumptuous offering, which depicts the scheme worn to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force’s 6 Squadron in 2017.

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PENINSULA CARRIER

Suitable for either Zvezda’s or ICM’s newly tooled Il-62M kits, this gorgeously printed decal set enables any one of the six Classic airframes known to be operated by the North Korean national airline, Air Koryo, to be built.