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COMMEMORATING ‘THE FEW’

Released to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this collection of full-colour profiles provides multiple examples of the two primary Royal Air Force fighters, the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, along with two depictions of the Boulton Paul Defiant.

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MISSING MOTIFS AND MORE...

Available separately from NuNu’s 1/20 McLaren MP4/2C (see p94), the firm’s dedicated Detail-Up parts comprise injection-moulded (and chrome-finished) hose ends, two photo-etched metal frets, metallic self-adhesive stickers, a ribbon seatbelt plus no fewer than six decal sheets.

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TRAINER FRAMING

The complex glazing on Fw 189 kits is challenging to mask, so Special Hobby’s bespoke product for its recent Fw 189B trainer will simplify the task greatly.

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GREYHOUND GUBBINS

Older kits are often neglected by aftermarket suppliers, but Czech firm Hauler bucks this trend by addressing such subjects – this upgrade package is designed for Italeri’s 2004-tooled 1/72 M8 Greyhound armoured car.

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PIN-POINT STRIKE

Eduard has scaled down its 1000lb JDAM in this set of eight munitions with smooth uncoated bomb bodies, making them appropriate for non-maritime aircraft worldwide, including Tornado IDS, F-16, F-22 and F-35.

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Hornby models the ‘Coronation Scot'

Authentic models of the stunning blue and silver ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages have long been wanted for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects Hornby’s all-new set of models for this famous train.

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Wonderful Warflats

Trains4U has received its exclusive model of the PFB/KFA ‘Warflat ’ for ‘OO’ gauge. MARK CHIVERS reviews this new arrival.

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Blue 'Merchant' arrives

For the first time since 2017, a new version of Hornby’s sought-after Bulleid airsmoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ has arrived. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 35024.

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Lionheart’s Mk 1s

2021 marks 70 years since introduction of the British Railways Mk 1 carriage design and Lionheart Trains has just delivered the first of its all-new ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run models. MIKE WILD finds out if these could be the definitive version for 7mm scale.

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SMS TERRACE SHOP

New from Scale Model Scenery (SMS) is this 4mm scale laser-cut multifront terrace shop kit. This latest addition to the SMS range of model accessories and kits builds into a standalone terrace shop with rear porch.