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INDIANA TANKBUSTER LIVERIES

If you're an A-10 fan, you want to miss Two Bobs' latest decal release, offering 1/48 markings for Indiana Air National Guard 'Warthogs'.

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RE-BADGED MESSERSCHMITT ‘109

Hobbycraft's original 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 tooling has been re-issued by Italeri, with four new colour schemes.

HELLENIC COMBATANTS OF YORE

The new book Ancient Greeks At War offers a wealth of inspiration for figure painters with Spartans, Hoplites and others to replicate in scale form.

SOVIET ‘BISON’ BOMBER GUIDE

If you have builds of the Soviet Myasischev M-4 aircraft family on the cards, Schiffer's new reference book on the type is a must.

REVELL’S LARGE-SCALE MUSTANG REWORKED

Revell's thoroughly decent and affordable 1/32 P-51D from 2017 has been updated to replicate a late version.

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FALKLANDS HERO BUST

Mitches Military Models' recent bust of Sea Harrier pilot Nigel 'Sharkey' Ward is a splendid item for modellers interested in 1982's Falklands conflict.

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BORDER’S DESERT CRUISER

Looking to expand your collection of British World War Two armour? Then why not plump for Border Model's excellent 1/35 Crusader Mk.III.

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SPEED OF LIGHT

As Oleg Makhortov discovers, Tamiya's recently released 1/24 Ford Mustang GT makes for an eye-popping subject!

EDUARD’S JAPANESE DEBUT WITH ALL-NEW 1/48 ZERO

Eduard's hotly anticipated 1/49 A6M2 Zero is about to hit the shelves. Here, CHRIS CLIFFORD takes a detail look at the kit, as well as the company's bespoke aftermarket items.

TAMIYA’S ‘ALPHA’ TOMCAT ON DECK

Tomcat fans will love the fact that Tamiya has reworked its new-tool 1/48 early F-14A to 'late' format, and added carrier deck diorama items.

1/48 PHANTOM GOODIES FROM EDUARD

Eduard's new resin parts and decals are a boon for anyone with Tamiya's recent 1/48 F-4B Phantom II.

STUNNING GERMAN TANK DECALS

Echelon Fine Details has re-released and updated some of its older decal sheets, including this selection for Panzer IV and Panzer II tanks of the 4.Pz.Div.

FUNKY 1/35 THREE-WHEELER

A new1/35 kit of the 1930s Tempo E400 commercial truck is due from MiniArt very soon.

TWO EDUARD SPITS IN ONE BOX!

Eduard's new limited-edition Spitfire boxing offers parts for two Mk.Vb airframes, photo-etched metal details, masks and ten different colour schemes!

ARMOUR ON CEREMONY

If you enjoy building Russian military vehicles, two new hardback books from Canfora Publishing stand as superb reference works.

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FINE MOLDS’ NEW ‘CHARLIE’ PHANTOM

We've arguably never had it so good in terms of Phantom kits... and Fine Molds' new 1/72 F-4C is a fine example. CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the contents.

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GLOBAL GUNSHIPS

Xtradecal has been inspired by Zvezda’s recent 1/48 Hind helicopter gunship to produce an eclectic collection of markings for the type, although most of these will be suitable for Monogram’s much older offering.

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SEIZING THE CANAL

Modelling to a theme can be highly rewarding from an educational perspective, which makes Star Decals’ products – such as this first set covering the Suez Crisis – most welcome.

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ELITE DREIDECKERS

Czech firm Eduard has teamed with Chinese company Meng to produce this set of aftermarket decals for the latter’s recent 1/32 Fokker Dr.I triplane, providing typically striking schemes for four Jagdgeschwader I ‘Flying Circus’ aircraft.

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PLYING TRADE

Designed for recreating the plywood-skinned construction of World War One-era Albatros fighters, Peewit’s 1/72 wood-pattern decals are also suitable for a range of other applications, such as in buildings or other vehicles.

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GULF MEDICINE

With 30 years having passed since the First Gulf War – known to British forces as Operation Granby – kit depictions of the equipment used during the conflict are sure to be popular.

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NORTH AFRICAN AIRBUS

Established by controversial businessman Rafik Khalifa, the Algerian firm Khalifa Airlines operated cargo and passenger operations from 1999, famously sponsored football team Olympique de Marseille’s shirts between 2001-03 and was dissolved in July of the latter year. One of its Airbus A320s is the subject of Decales Global’s 1/144 decals.

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THE DEVIL'S KITTIES

While Eduard has its own 1/48 Hellcat kits in mind for this lovely decal set, they should fit most same-scale offerings, with just the tail markings for the VF-17 option potentially being an issue (although they could easily be masked and sprayed).

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THIRD GUARDS QUARTET

Iliad’s third batch of Air National Guard (ANG) P-51Ds features examples from Wyoming, California, Arizona and Ohio, all of which are clad in natural metal finishes; three airframes are equipped with Hamilton Standard ‘uncuffed’ propellers, while the fourth has a ‘cuffed’ version.

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SMALL-SCALE DEVILS

While there aren’t many 1/72 kits of the KTO Rosomak (primarily Tololoko, S&S Models, G3 Resin and Auto Loto Motiv offerings), ToRo Models has produced a set of alternative decals to provide Polish markings for such products.

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LAND OF GREATER POLAND

Modellers with large-scale Mossies from either Revell or Tamiya wanting to replicate airframes flown by Polish crews during World War Two will find Model Makers’ well-designed package ideal.

NEW HARRIER AFTERMARKET

Got 1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier IIs in your stash? If so, you'll want to know more about Brengun's new bespoke resin and PE improvement sets.

MARKINGS FOR BLIGHTY’S SHERMANS

If you plan to model the Sherman in British Army guise, recent items from Star Decals are definitely worth considering.

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Airfix Model World January 2022

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